Wenzel: Historical Society curator honored, MHS class of ’56 holds reunion

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MARLBOROUGH – Bob Kane was recently honored for his tireless work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust.

As trustee, curator and vice president of the Marlborough Historical Society, Bob has shown his love for Marlborough, both the city and its history.

Bob Kane was recently honored for his work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust. In the photo, from left, are BFT president Stephen LeDuc, Marlborough Historical Society president Douglas Rowe, BFT secretary Trish Pope, and honoree Bob Kane.
Bob Kane was recently honored for his work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust. In the photo, from left, are BFT president Stephen LeDuc, Marlborough Historical Society president Douglas Rowe, BFT secretary Trish Pope, and honoree Bob Kane.

He worked hard to get the Brigham Family Trust up and running and, with his leadership, tens of thousands of dollars have been distributed to worthwhile causes throughout Marlborough.

This year, the BFT, a longtime supporter of the Marlborough Historical Society, recognized Bob with a Citation of Service and a $10,000 pledge in his name to the Marlborough Historical Society.

In addition, the BFT has given a grant of $6,000 to be used on the maintenance of the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., the home of the Marlborough Historical Society.

 

MHS Class of 1956 holds reunion

In 1956, teenagers were dancing to the tunes of The Platters, “My Prayer” and Elvis Presley’s, “Heartbreak Hotel.” It was 29 cents a gallon for the gas you needed to drive to the movies to see, “The King and I” or “The Ten Commandments.” 

Celebrating a reunion of the Marlborough High School Class of 1956 at the Marlborough Country Club on Sept. 25 were 28 former teens including 19 members of the Class of ’56. 

The Marlborough High School Class of 1956 recently celebrated their 65th reunion at the Marlborough Country Club with 28 attending, including 19 members of the MHS ’56.
The Marlborough High School Class of 1956 recently celebrated their 65th reunion at the Marlborough Country Club with 28 attending, including 19 members of the MHS ’56.

Those classmates attending included: Kathy Smith, Nancy Funderburk Alley, Judy Belmore McCarthy, Sara Dunbar Deptula, Claire Richer Morrisson, Dottie Dolan O’Brien, Nick DiBuono, Arthur Smith, Michele Shannon Cafarella, Gail Mantha Robinson, Elna Headberg, Bob Werner, Ralph Pietro, Elaine Granger McClellan, Phil Warner; Jack Cincotta, Lee Woodworth, Francis Topper Chase, Tom Holmes and Paul Sheehan.

Classmates are planning on resuming breakfasts at Stephen Anthony’s soon. They’re also planning a dinner at Classic Pizza for those interested. Reunion number 70 will be held in September of 2026…put it on your calendar.

 

Women’s Fellowship to host Jim and Linda Duncan

Jim and Linda Duncan
(Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Holiday sounds will fill the air as the Women’s Fellowship meets on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Parish Hall of the First Church in Marlborough. The meeting will feature Jim and Linda Duncan offering a variety of Christmas and holiday musical selections. 

At 6:30 p.m., guests will gather for dessert and socializing. At 7 p.m., president Laura Lanewill lead the business meeting and Carol MacEwen will offer devotions. The Christmas tradition of having a “baby shower” for the Marlborough Community Cupboard will continue. To help out local families during the holiday season, members can donate any baby items from diapers to clothing for infants and toddlers. The hostesses will be Carol MacEwen, Janice Brailey and Nancy Libby. The First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, is located at the corner of High and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets, above Union Common. The public is invited to attend. 

 

Spaghetti Suppers to resume Dec. 15

The popular Spaghetti Suppers, sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. 

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs in addition to a salad, a beverage and a dessert for $6 per person. There’s a maximum cost of $18 for a family of four or more. You can dine in the Parish Hall or purchase food for take out. 

Please note that this is a week earlier than usual due to the Christmas holiday. The public is invited to attend. First Church is located at the corner of High and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets, above Union Common. 

 

Happy Birthday

Dec. l3 – Carol MacEwen

Dec. 14 – Danny Stevens

Dec. 15 – Barbara Clancy

Dec. 18 – Doug Rowe, Bonnie Hill and Tony Valerio

Dec. 20 – Heidi Matthews 

Dec. 22 – Jim Rizza

Dec. 26 – Ashley Levy

Dec. 28 – Jim Toohey and Traci Vanzini

 

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