HUDSON – The six Tarbell sisters, former Hudson residents, gathered on the weekend of June 17 at the home of Joy Tarbell and her husband, Ed Minyard, in Glen, N.H., for a family reunion and celebration of Joy’s 75th birthday.
Daughters of the late Robert and Helen Tarbell, the family resided on Maple Street until moving to Binghamton, N.Y. in 1967.
The gathering of 35 included children and grandchildren.
The sisters are: Joy Tarbell of Glen, N.H., Jerine Tarbell of Bunn, N.C., Nancy “Lee” Tarbell of Marietta, Ga., Nancy Tarbell of Newton, Linda Woodford of Charleston, S.C., and Barbara “B” of Ringoes, N.J.
Jerine said that her parents retired to Florida, where Helen died in 2008 and Robert “Bob” died in 2013.
Former resident recognized
Former Hudson resident Donald Murphy, of Provincetown, was recently recognized for 24 years as president of the Provincetown Portuguese Festival and Blessing of the Fleet.
State Rep. Sarah Peake presented Murphy with a citation noting his “24 years of promoting Portuguese culture and running the annual Festival” at Provincetown Inn on June 24.
Murphy had previously been awarded “Senior of the Year” award by the Provincetown Council on Aging in 2012. A native of Provincetown, he was the son of revered Provincetown High School basketball coach and teacher Dave Murphy, and was often quoted as saying, “I thought I was Portuguese until my teen years.”
Murphy said that June was created as “Portuguese Heritage Month” in 2009 by then-Governor Paul Cellucci, a Hudson native.
Murphy and his family were residents of Saratoga Drive in Hudson until 1999 when he retired after 40 years with Digital Equipment Co. and returned to Provincetown.
While in Hudson, Murphy was the chairman of the Assabet Valley Regional High School School Committee.
An original employee of Digital, he held the No. 144 badge. Murphy and his wife, Margie (Schiappa) Murphy, a Hudson native, have three daughters: Brenda Blacklock of Vermont, Debbie Thompson of Dighton and Becky VanCleve of Marlborough and Wellfleet. They also have three grand-daughters, two step-grand-sons and one great-grandson. Congratulations, Don!
Hudson resident Sheila Mahoney, who marked her 90th birthday on June 20, was honored with a family party on June 25 at the Quail Run Community Hall. Three generations of family attended from Maryland, Florida, Virginia and throughout Massachusetts, including her five children, several foster children and seven grandchildren.
The family moved to Hudson from Watertown in 1963. Sheila is the widow of Bill Mahoney, retired Groton teacher.
She is a retired Marlborough Public Schools teacher and is a Sacramental teacher at St. Michael Parish. Happy 90th Sheila!
Wood Park Concerts continue
This year’s Summer Concert Series continues at the Victor Dyer Memorial Shell, Wood Park at 65 Park Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.
“Knock on Wood” will be featured on Aug. 3 and “Retro Polatin” on Aug. 17.
Town Hall hosts concerts
Downtown Hudson concerts will continue in front of Town Hall on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 6 to 11 p.m.
The Summer Music Series is sponsored by Hudson Business Improvement District.
Group collects Food Pantry items in short supply
The Mission, Outreach, Opportunity (MOO) team of the First United Church is collecting items for the Hudson Community Food Pantry which are in short supply.
These include canned chicken breast, adult protein drinks, toothpaste, toothbrushes and toilet paper.
Items may left at the designated bin by the Pleasant Street church doorway.
Want to get that GED?
The Hudson Learning Center at Hudson High School will be teaching classes this fall for GED/HiSET exams.
Registration is Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the school, and classes will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
For more information contact Nancy Tobin at 978-875-2798.
LOOKING BACK TO 1967
Daniel Geary retired from the School Committee. Arthur Kidston was elected chairman and David Parker continued as secretary.
Lori Mercuri’s shoe repair shop on Market Street was closed while he was hospitalized.
Armyman John Bonazzli was assigned to Germany and his brother, Armyman Arthur Bonazzoli was a corpsman in Romulus, New York.
At the Nashoba Drive-In on Route 2, Sandra Dee and George Hamilton starred in “Doctor You’ve Got to be Kidding!”
Bob Ryan was the goaltender for the Hudson Hockey Club.
Hudson Senior Center on Church Street was open to the public Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
Walter McGrail and Ellen Boothby were advisors for the Hudson High School sophomore class.
July 16 – Kathryn Mattocks, Ryan Waingortin, Rebecca Drouin and Corinne Ethier.
July 17 – Don Quinn, Bill Percuoco and Margaret Flynn.
July 18 – Dave Doucette, Sharon Evans, Kayla Davis, Drew Holden and Mary Rubino.
July 19 – Ann Marie Parness, Mark Gillespie and MaryAnn Wilbur.
July 20 – Paul Veo, Ellen Cunningham, Don Gellenthien and Jack McGuiness.
July 21 – Ed Karvoski, Jr., Joanna Hickey, Helen Roach, Alison Hazel Vickery.
July 21 – Dave Alberghini, Jennifer Lepire, Julie Hussian and Chandler Goodwin.
July 23 – Caitlin Lowe, Judy Parsons, Laura Waingortin, Sharon Larson and Olivia Rose Smith.
July 24 – Regan Quimby, Rickie Higgins, Ian Campbell, Greg Newton and twins Ian Joseph and Jillian Marie Vickery.
July 25 – Chris Bissett, Rachel May Ewing-Merrill.
July 26 – Diane Reynard Ghikas, Justin Macedo, Zachary Smith, Richard Harrity and Erin Bratica.
July 27 – Riley Nanartowich, Dick Kerdok and Jeremy Dusseault.
July 28 – “R.J.” Bushey and Brian McPhee.
July 29 – Ruth Durand, Maria Costa.
July 17 – Rich and Mary Harrity.
July 18 – Michael and Cheryl Murphy.
July 19 – John and Dawn Rich.
July 23 – Jack and Kathy Kittredge.
July 25 – Dan and Barbara Siktberg.
July 29 – Sara Cressy and Ray Murphy.
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