Rimkus: Hudson police Sgt. retires; Hudson Trivia game identified

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Rimkus: Hudson police Sgt. retires; Hudson Trivia game identifiedHUDSON – Det. Sgt. Chris Shea retired on Feb. 22 after 34 years on the Hudson Police Force. He was honored at the station that day with a retirement recognition by fellow police, retired police and his family. Shea was presented with his retirement badge, No. 105, and a commemorative plaque.

Shea said that, in more than three decades on the force, he served under six different chiefs.

“They all had different management styles, and all effected good changes,” he noted.  

A Hudson native, Shea is the son of Marion Shea, a retired crossing guard, and the late Richard Shea. He joined the police reserves in 1986 after graduating from Assabet Valley Regional High School in 1983.  Following training at the Police Academy, he was appointed a full-time officer in 1989. 

“I wanted to be a cop since I was a little kid,” said Shea, recalling  that “The Rookies” was one of his favorite TV shows in those days. 

He looks forward to more vacation time in his travel trailer in retirement. 

Noting that he is too young, at 56, to actually retire, he said: “I look forward to the next chapter of my life.”  

Shea and his wife, Christina have three daughters, Emma, Kayley and Alexa. 

Wishing you happiness in your “next chapter” Chris!

Doyle installed as Elks Exalted Ruler

Kristen Doyle was installed as exalted ruler of Hudson/Concord Lodge of  Elks on March 19 at the Elks Lodge on Park Street. Also installed were: Anne LeMarche, leading knight; Jim Kelley, loyal knight; Terri Wilson, lecturing knight; Bill Hopkins, secretary; Mike King, treasurer; Brad Darrach, trustee; Don Jewett, inner guard; Glen Beck, tiler; Andrew Cabral, esquire; Jesse Harvey, organist and Mike Cardoze, soloist.

Rimkus: Hudson police Sgt. retires; Hudson Trivia game identified
Members of  Hudson/Concord Lodge of  Elks donated $2,000 to the meals program at Worcester Vets on March 10. Pictured at the Vets’ buffet line, from left: Bill Hopkins, Elks secretary; John Fernandez, Vets’ food manager and Jesse Harvey, Elks exalted ruler. (Photo/Submitted)

Hudson Trivia ID’d

The Hudson Trivia board game featured in our last column has been dated, identified and ensconced in its new setting.

Hudson resident Martha Berry, who has a copy of the board game, informed us that it was a project of  John F. Kennedy School students at Boston University Sargent Camp 1984-1985. The  principal at that time, David J. Quinn (for whom the new Quinn Middle School was named) and assistant principal John Moynihan, were among the administrators involved. Collaborators included: students-Amy Coletti, Jean Smith, Amy Vachowski ,Tina Main, Karyl Brewster, Micha Grasshoff, Cindy LaBelle and Katie Del Gizzi and teachers-Mrs. Jean Tosti, James Honen, Mrs. Helen Santos, Michael Correa and Paul Dermaitis.

Hudson selectman Jim Quinn said that he was a practice teacher at JFK School when his father, principal Dave Quinn, initiated the project. He said proceeds funded the students’ trip to the Sargent Camp in Petersborough, N.H. 

Retired JFK School art teacher Michael Correa was instrumental in the design. Correa and his wife, Barbara, retired Marlborough teacher, reside on Cape Cod and have authored several children’s books.   

Hudson resident David Krongard, who is collecting Hudson memorabilia, has placed our copy of  “Hudson Trivia” in his “mini-museum.”  Krongard recently acquired Charlie Groves’ miniature Arabian theater.

Easter Bunny will visit

The Easter Bunny will drop in at the Hudson High Jr. Boosters Spring Craft Sale Fair on Sunday, April 10 to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hudson/Concord Elks lodge at 99  Park St. 

Kids’ crafts will be available and 40 crafters and vendors will be on site.

Elks, police donate 30 Bikes 

The Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks, in conjunction with the Hudson Police Department recently donated over 30 bikes to Veterans Inc. of Worcester. 

Making the presentation were Hudson Police Chief Rick DiPersio, Police Captain Chad Perry, and Elks’ officers Bill Hopkins and Jesse Harvey.  

Looking back to 1967

Town Treasurer Anthony O’Malley said, at the closing of the books for 1966, the town had a cash balance of $2,095,446.58.

“Talent Showcase” was presented at Hudson Catholic auditorium with Mrs. Joseph Staniunas as general chairman and Tom McAuliffe of Radio Station WSRO as master of ceremonies.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gillis hosted a meeting of the Hudson Historical Society at their home 15 Glendale Road.

Henry Salmela, chairman of  the Conservation Commission, was investigating dumping of fill in local brooks in violation of the Hatch Act.

Loretta DeSantis and Linda Landi were co-captains of  the Hudson Hawkettes basketball team.

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 2 observed its 50th anniversary on Feb. 11. 

Happy Birthday

March 26 – Kathy Johnson, Marianne Davis, Michelle Dusseault, Elaine Wood and Kristen Bowen Curtin.

March 27 – Margaret MacPherson, Evelyn Flood, Cole Wilgus, Wanda Donaldson, Tom Collins and Hannah Miele.

March 28 – Samantha Sawyer, Terry Monteiro, Kristy Stanechewski, Christine Mueller, Shawn Searles and Kelly Ripley.

March 29 – Matthew Frias, “Chickie” Barry, Ellen Fitzpatrick and P.J. Chartrand.

March 30 – Paul Blazar, Michael Santos, Tina Cadden, Ellen Trapp and Michelle Duplisea.

March 31 – Michael Davis, Maryann Geary, Leo Fahey, Carolyn Morand and her sister, Ginny Colaianni.

April  1 – Michael Naughton, Tony Camarato, Tom Garrity, Meg Morgan, Frank Rubino and Cassy Moran.

April 2 – Leia Owen, Igor Borba, Nathan Murphy, Joshua Aponte, Becky Mangus and Debbie Costabile.

April 3 – Ben Palatino and Brian Costabile.

April 4 – Robbie Bowen, Kevin Ferruccio, Rich Monstur.

April 5 – Michael Sugarman.

April 6 – Reese O’Connor, Judy Mitchell, Nick Maglione, Bill Nierintz, Tony Frias and Chuck Appel.

April 7 – Timothy Gay, Jennifer Roach and Jim Long.

April 8 – Matt Veseskis and Cole Parker. 

Happy Anniversary

March 26 – Joe and Margaret MacPherson.

March 27 – Mark and Denise Reid, Ron and Kiana Tedstone.

April 5 – Rick and Deborah Milewski.

April 6 – 20th anniversary greetings to Michael and Deidre Millman.

April 8 – Don and Maryann Coletti.

Send items for Hudson Happ’nings to [email protected] or Rosemary Rimkus, 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749. 

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