Rimkus: Retired priest celebrates 50th anniversary of ordination, HHS grad earns doctorate


HUDSON – Rev. Ronald Calhoun (Fr. Ron), retired priest of St. Michael Parish, observed the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a Mass and reception on Sunday, May 22 at Hudson Portuguese Club. 

Parishioners and friends attended the celebratory event. Fr. Ron said it was wonderful to be greeted by so many old friends. 

Rev. Robert Rochon celebrated the Mass and Deacon Bill Koffel of Our Lady Help of  Christians, Newton, was speaker. Fr. Ron’s sister, Mary Calhoun of Brockton, reader at his first Mass in 1972, was also reader at the 50th anniversary Mass. 

Fr. Ron, an Uxbridge resident, was pastor of St. Michael Parish from 2007 until his retirement due to illness in 2017. He was succeeded by Rev. Lawrence Tocci (Fr. Ren).

A 1964 graduate of Boston College High School, Fr. Ron graduated from St. John’ Seminary and was ordained in 1972. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School, and has assisted bereaved families. 

He served as chaplain to the Holy Union Sisters of  Groton, and was assigned to parishes in Hopkinton, Wellesley, Reading and Middleboro. Assigned to St. Jeremiah’s parish in Framingham in 2001, he assisted in its transition to St. George’s Church, Framingham in 2005, before coming to Hudson in 2007.

HHS grad earns Doctor of Nursing

Hudson native Sara Bowen, daughter of Tom and Linda Bowen (left and right), received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Boston College at commencement exercises on May 22.

Hudson native Sara Bowen graduated from Boston College on May 22 with a Doctor of  Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, specializing in women’s health. 

Among those attending the graduation event were her parents, Hudson residents Tom and Linda Bowen. 

A 2011 graduate of Hudson High School, Sara graduated from University of Mass at Lowell in 2015 with a Bachelor of Nursing degree. She was on the staff at Presbyterian Hospital, New York City for four years before enrolling at B.C. She is now at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, in the gynecological, surgical and oncology unit, and awaits taking her state board exams.

Congratulations Sara!

Native marks 100th birthday

Hudson native Isabelle (Kotarski) Pesci, of Lancaster, Pa., celebrated her 100th birthday with five generations of family on May 13. She is the widow of Al Pesci, who died in 1985. 

Among relatives attending the event were her niece, Ann (Kotarski) Hildreth and her husband, Steve Hildreth of Hudson. 

Cornhole event Aug. 13

A Cornhole Tournament to benefit Hudson Youth Football and Hudson High Booster Club will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Elks Pavilion on Park Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. 

Teams of two players will vie for prizes of $500, $300 and $200. 

Opinions sought

The Hudson Cultural Council is seeking the advice of Hudson residents on how to best allocate public dollars for programs and activities in the arts. 

Doris Monteiro, the secretary of the Council, stated that “since the council distributes public dollars, it is essential that we gather local public opinion.” 

Input will help the Council develop useful criteria and funding priorities to guide future grant-making decisions. To participate go to www.hudsonculturalcouncil.org./2022-community-input-survey. 

Norte Dame nun honored 

Sister Janet Eisner, Sister of Notre Dame deNamur, formerly of  the Hudson Catholic High School faculty, and president of Emmanuel College, Boston for the past 43 years, was honored at the annual “Building Minds Foundation” by the Boston Archdiocese. Sister Janet received the Carolyn and Peter Lynch award. 


Catchers of the biggest fish at the annual Trout Derby at Tripp’s Pond, were “Lucky” Hanson, Paul Heuhmer and Robin Walcott.

The pistol and archery ranges, and the bocci court at Riverside Gun Club were dedicated in memory of  Mario Bonazzoli.

Hudson businessman Albert G. Durand attended the Jenney Sales Rally at Boston Hilton Hotel.

Joseph Yuryan and Joseph Loschi were members of  the Hudson Appeals Board.

Leading the grand march at the Hudson Catholic Senior Prom were: David Richer, Deborah Curtis, Norman Breault, Dorothy Barreira, Maureen Garrity,  John Sappett, David DiLauro and Ann Morel.

John McGorty was chairman of  the committee planning the reunion of Hudson High class of 1942.


June 4 – Danny Simoes, Ann Huehmer, Tony Fournier and Jessica Tingloff.

June 5 – Tom Jacobs, Cheryl Matthews, Julia Maillett, Chris Arsenault, Steve Walker, Paul DeArcangelis.

June 6 – Karen Calnan, Mike Girard, Marita Mill and Theresa Guidotti.

June  7 – Don Doyle, Christopher Pelling, Bonnie DeRusha, Anthony Domenicucci and Louise Carney.

June 8 – Gerard McManus, Kristen Lyman, Lee Rouse, Rosemary Marini, Maria Rio and June Spiller.

June 9 – Laura Girard, Erin Farquharson and Zack Johnson.

June 11 – Casey Barry, Patty McInness, Paul Afalu, Connor Quinn, David Sullivan and Nicole Miller.

June 11 – Angela Pinto, Nicole Campbell, Peggy Nicosia, Peter Lambert and Diane Andrews.

June 12 – Our son, Matthew Rimkus, Emma Parente, Aline Madden, Heather Bruce, Scott Britz, Michael Somes, Michael Lawton and Chuck Rossignol.

June 13 – Fred Rio, Pauline Giancola, John Glynn, Ross Kizik, Wendy Spiller and twins Erica and Rachael Korowski.

June 14 – Bill Smith, Joe Hanslip, Jay Gault, Lisa Davidson, Autumn Newton and Harry Constantine.

June 15 – Shelley Doucet.

June 16 – Connor Santos, John Lucy and Casey Rivers.

June 17 – Ed Charbonneau, Brenda Batsis, Kathy Long, Rian Reardon, Jr., twins Connor and Devlin Madden. 


June 4 – Loren and Glenyce Somes.

June 5 – Jack and Fran Cincotta.

June 10 – John and Lisa Erlandson.

June 11 – Steve and Jennifer Burney.

June 17 – Paul and Fran Sadowski, John and Nancy MacDonald. 

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


Rimkus: HHS holds senior prom, local artist exhibits art

Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathon

Rimkus: Longtime DPW employee retires, HHS baseball field to be dedicated to Hugo Guidotti