Wenzel: Woman serenaded by Elvis, Class celebrates 70th reunion


Wenzel: Woman serenaded by Elvis, Class celebrates 70th reunionMARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough High School Class of 1952 recently held its 70th Reunion at the Marlborough Country Club. There were 13 members of the class of 117 who graduated in the year that gas was 20 cents a gallon and stamps were 3 cents each. 

The students attended in what is today known as the Walker Building on Main Street. With class colors of royal blue and white, graduates cited their class motto, “May Knowledge Increase” at the commencement ceremony held at Kelleher Field. 

It was a year when George VI of England died and his daughter became Elizabeth II. Poodle skirts were the rage and one of the ’52 graduates wore one to the Reunion.

Wenzel: Woman serenaded by Elvis, Class celebrates 70th reunion
The MHS 1952 70th Reunion: front row from left: Charlie Georgie, Joan (Josephson) Rougeau, Audrey (Gour) Sullivan, Trudy Durand and Philip Durand; back row from left: Shawn O’Connell, Ann (Johnson) Gotz, Nancy (Fleisher) Dalrymple, Lois (Johnson) Kane, Shirley (Trombetta) Sinacole, Pauline (Baldelli) Cavicchi, Peggy (Jaworek) Klimashi, and Liz (Shemiligian) Setain. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

THE MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB is making plans for its 40th annual Turkey Shoot. 

On Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m., at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School with their friends and families to enjoy a night full of exciting raffles. 

Some of the prizes include: turkeys with all the fixings, small appliances, electronic goods, gift baskets, gift certificates of all kinds as well as hundreds of other prizes, including the door prize – a color TV. Entry is free. Proceeds will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors and to help the Marlborough community through various projects. 

Rotary also supports international projects in conjunction with other Rotary clubs including eradicating Polio. 

NANCY LIBBY was serenaded at “A Tribute to Elvis” with Mike Slater, held by the Women’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational. One of New England’s premiere Elvis impersonators, he also presented Nancy and others with a scarf. Deborah Laws coordinated the “Elvis” appearance for members and guests.

Wenzel: Woman serenaded by Elvis, Class celebrates 70th reunion
Nancy Libby was serenaded at “A Tribute to Elvis,” with Mike Slater, held by the Women’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

ORGANIST Robin Jubenville will perform a concert of organ music on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m., at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St., Hudson. The concert is free and open to the public.

THE MARLBOROUGH LIONS CLUB thanks everyone in the community who stopped by the Lions booth at the recent Marlborough Food Truck & Arts Festival. Members greeted people and  let them know about the things the Lions do, currently including the Couch to 5K, Youth Peace Poster Contest and Cornhole Tournament. Please reach out if you’d be interested in joining the group to have fun while raising funds for eye research and more.

JIMMY O’COIN was a recent Marlborough High School “Employee of the Week.” Jimmy is the ultimate team player. He’s one of the most reliable team members they have. He goes above and beyond every day and he is appreciated on how he and his team take great care of the school. Recently, the MHS cafeteria staff were shorthanded providing the students with lunch on the line so Jimmy jumped in to help out. 

NATIONAL MAMMOGRAPHY DAY was Oct. 21 in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are amazing caregivers at the Women’s Imaging Center, 207 Union St. If you are due for a mammogram, call 508-486-5566 to schedule. Same day and weekend appointments are available.


Oct. 23 – Paul Priestley
Oct. 31 – Linda Short and Bill Mauro
Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween
Nov. 1 – Sean Navin, Sandy Stetson, Anne Trodella and Jodi Schoolcraft
Nov. 1 – Earthquake in Marlborough in 1761
Nov. 2 – Chris Christo
Nov. 3 – Megan McGorty and Yvette Mesmar
Nov. 4 – Cindy Vail
Nov. 6 – Mary Whitten
Nov. 7 – Peggy Ayres, Diane McNally and Michelle Shumate
Nov. 8 – Mary Cappadona, Ron Dalbec, Joan Toohey, Oliver Pope and Beverly Fiske
Nov. 9 – Pat Beaudet
Nov. 10 – Dom Valarioti


Oct. 12 – Tom and Renee Deneen
Nov. 3 – Dave and Sue Williams
Nov. 6 – Katherine and Michael Hennessy

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