Rimkus: Siblings walk for Kathy Wolfe, new crown for St. Michael’s statue


Rimkus: Siblings walk for Kathy Wolfe, new crown for St. Michael’s statueHUDSON – Siblings came from as far as Pennsylvania and Virginia to walk in memory of Kathy Wolfe in the Boston Heart Walk last month.  

“Wolfe Pack” raised over $3,000 for the fund. Kathy’s parents, Doug and Fran Wolfe of   Hudson, walked on the same day and time in the Sudbury cemetery.  

Hudson resident Kathy Wolfe passed away in 2017 due to heart problems. The family has walked annually. Siblings walking were: Greg McMullin, his wife, Janet and daughter, Erin Rose, from Poquoson, Va.; Doug Wolfe of  Mayfield, Pa.; Betty Mazzone of Bedford; Ginny Hamilton of Northborough; Kristine Wolfe of Marlborough; Amanda Dry and her daughter, Addyson of North Andover.  

Rimkus: Siblings walk for Kathy Wolfe, new crown for St. Michael’s statue
Nine members of the family of Kathy Wolfe walked in her memory as the “Wolfe Pack” in the annual Boston Heart Walk 2022 in Boston: from left: Erin McMullin, Betty Mazzone, Doug Wolfe, Janet McMullin, Greg McMullin, Ginny Hamilton, Kristine Wolfe, Amanda Dry and Addyson Dry, 4, in stroller.

New crown for statue

The statue of Our Lady in St. Michael’s lower church, Manning Street now bears a beautiful, hand-crafted stained glass crown, made by the late Anna Guarino, longtime parishioner. 

The crown was presented by her son, Michael Guarino, in memory of his mother, who passed away in February 2022 at the age of 104. He said that his mother designed and created the stained glass crown. 

Our Lady’s Sodality, of which Mrs. Guarino was a longtime member, conducted the ceremony in September. Also among those attending was Tammy Johnson of Hudson, goddaughter of Mrs. Guarino. 

The crown on the six foot tall statue was installed by Antonio Gonsalves, parish custodian.

First Hudson High show

Hudson High Drama Society will present its first show of  the season, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Oct. 21, 22 and 23 at Paul “Skip” Johnson auditorium, Hudson High School. Showtime will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets at the door are $11 for adults, Students and senior citizens $8.

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

Hudson residents Paul and Jackie Hester observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21 with dinner at Wayside Inn, South Sudbury. They were honored with a family celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1 at the home of  their daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Paul Rainville in Princeton. They are parents of eight children, 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 


‘A Musical Baseball Show’ Oct. 25

Howie Newman, local singer-songwriter, will present “A Musical Baseball Show” at the Hudson Historical Society meeting Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. Howie was a sportswriter on the Red Sox beat for many years. He will offer baseball songs, stories of his career, and display baseball memorabilia. Public is invited. Refreshments will be served. 

‘Fall Scaping’ at Senior Center

“Fall Scaping,” readying your lawn for fall, will be the subject of Jana Milbocker’s presentation Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., presented by the Hudson Garden Club. 

Billed as “a gardener extraordinaire,” Ms. Milbocker will unveil strategies for enhancing fall landscapes with plants that bear vibrant blooms and flowers that create visual interest. A donation of  $5 is requested from non-members. Doors open at 6:40 p.m., parking is free and refreshments follow the presentation. 

For more information contact Cindy Provencher at 978-618-3467.

Forgive or ask for it?

Retreat director and former hospital chaplain Donna Gambon will speak Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in St. Michael Parish lower church/chapel, Manning St. Her subject will be: “Is It Easier to Forgive? Or to Ask for Forgiveness?” Ms. Gambon holds degrees from Regis College, University of Mass. and Boston College. An advocate of lifelong learning, she is continuing post graduate work in spiritual direction at Boston College. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will follow. 

St. Jude fundraiser

Hudson Eagles fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 23 will benefit St. Jude’s Hospital. Cost is $75 for motor coach, refreshments, Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, food voucher and pizza on ride home. Contact Pam Chaves 508-958-4256 or [email protected].  

Oct. 7 – Paula Baran
Oct. 8 – Edwina Eastman, J.D. Dutney, Joyce Cunningham and Timothy Cabral
Oct. 9 – Nicholas Fleming, Michael Mooradian and Jamie Lee Farrar
Oct. 10 – Barbara Durand and Barbara Blake
Oct. 11 – Ryan Scraggs
Oct. 12 – Don Esteves, Bob Luther and Dan Fahey
Oct. 13 – Karen Scafidi
Oct. 14 – Scotty Monteiro and Chuckie Burgess
Oct. 15 – Patti Chamberlain, John leipens, Joshua Wilson-Chase, June Spiller, Michelle Andrews, Margie Murphy and Brenda McClellan
Oct. 16 – Mark Parker, Zachary Zagura and Dave Rich
Oct. 17 – Justin Somes
Oct. 18 – Jack Pimental, Paula Filippi and Paul Floyd
Oct. 19 – Heather Ruth Mixter, Laura Nadeau and Tony Marques
Oct. 20 – Bob Yesue, Bill Latzka and Cindy Bacon
Oct. 21 – Kelly Case and Heather Monroe.

Oct. 8 – Bernie and Bonnie Flood, Ron and Carolyn Paskavitz
Oct. 9 – Steve and Lisa Comeau
Oct. 10 – Bill and Michelle Chase
Oct. 12 – George and Pat McInness
Oct. 13 – Tony and Donna Marques, Steve and Kathleen Domenicucci
Oct. 15 – Tom and Megan McAuliffe
Oct. 18 – Stan and Cathy Lepire
Oct. 19 – Bob and Becky Berube, Tom and Jean Peterson
Oct. 20 – Tom and Dawn Jacobs, Ernie and Jackie Kapopoulos, Chuck and Lisa Schliker 


Hudson Police Sgt. Bill Kurgan was given a retirement party at Hellen’s Restaurant. Band registration was being held for the CYO Royal Jades. 

Warren Brown was elected president of the Hudson Boys Club. Dave Kiernan was coach of the Hudson High School soccer team. 

Tom Patterson, riding “British Buck” won first prize in “Western equation” at Marlborough 4-H Horse show. Michael Almada was named  “outstanding band member” at the CYO Band supper. Joanne Miller was chairman of the annual Art Show at the Hudson Public Library.

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