Rimkus: Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary, resident turns 80


Rimkus: Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary, resident turns 80HUDSON – Hudson residents Bill and Nina (Uranic) Smith recently marked their 50th wedding anniversary. 

They celebrated the weekend of Sept. 9 with a trip to Wells, Maine, and on Sept. 17 they were surprised with a family party at the Braintree home of their daughter, Cathy Smith, co-hosted by their son, Matt Smith of  Worcester. Seventeen people were in attendance including friends and relatives from New York and Vermont. 

Bill, formerly of Vermont, and Nina, formerly of Brooklyn, moved to Hudson in June 1972. Both are retired employees of  Raytheon Mfg. Co. 

Since retirement they have enjoyed cruise trips to Alaska, Hawaii, the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Bill has been a Eucharistic minister at St. Michael Church for many years and his wife has presided at after-Mass coffee hours. In addition to their son and daughter, they have five grandchildren.

Rimkus: Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary, resident turns 80
Wedding and anniversary pictures mark the 50th wedding anniversary of Hudson residents Bill and Nina Smith on September 9. They celebrated with a Maine weekend and were guests at a surprise family party at their daughter’s home in New Braintree.

Manny Frias celebrates 80th

Relatives and friends of Hudson resident Manny Frias gathered at the Hudson Portuguese Club recently to celebrate his 80th birthday.  

Among those attending were his four brothers, Tony, Joe, David and Armindo Frias. His sisters, Rosa Garcia and Theresa Frias were unable to attend. Manny retired after about 40 years of employment with S & F Concrete. 

He and his wife, Aldora, have two sons, Mike Frias of Marlborough and Carlos Frias of Hudson, and a daughter, Ruth Doucette of West Boylston; also five grandchildren. 

Rimkus: Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary, resident turns 80
Five Frias brothers were on hand to mark the 80th birthday of Manny Frias, third from left, at the Hudson Portuguese Club: from left: Tony Frias, Joe Frias, (Manny), David Frias and Armindo Frias, all Hudson residents.

Gingerbread workshop

Hudson Public Library staffer Nancy Delvecchio invites you to a Gingerbread Workshop for Adults Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the McLellan reading room of the library. All materials are included, even a pre-assembled homemade house. Nancy says: “Use your own imagination to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.” 

Register online at http://huds.pl/gingerbread22/  

‘Heritage’ speaker

Hunter Chaney of Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum will be a guest speaker at a meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. 

Chaney, the museum’s director of marketing and communications, will talk about the formation of the museum, opened in 2019 on lower Main Street. The museum features one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of historic tanks, armored vehicles and aircraft, displayed chronologically from the Revolutionary War through today. 

The public is invited to join Society members and friends. Refreshments will be served. 

Boy scouts sell wreaths

Hudson Boy Scouts Troop 2 is sponsoring a Holiday Wreath Sale and Christmas Tree Pickup as service projects. Shawn Pike, fund coordinator said red poinsettias, kissing balls, balsam fir wreaths and decorated winter baskets are for sale. Deadline for orders is Monday, Nov. 21. Christmas Tree Pickups will be available Saturday, Jan. 7 or Saturday, Jan. 14. For more information email [email protected]

Stroll and shop

Hudson Holiday Stroll will take place on Main Street in downtown Hudson Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3-7 p.m. Family features will include a Santa visit, horse-drawn hayrides, tree-lighting ceremony, petting zoo and various forms of entertainment and family activities at downtown shops, including beaded crystal snowflake making at Serendipity. The holiday event is sponsored by Hudson Business Association (HBA) and Hudson Business Improvement District (HBID). For a complete schedule visit www.discoverhudson.org

WWII veterans

In keeping with Veterans’ events this month, a display of 60 pictures of Hudson War II veterans is featured in the first floor alcove of the Landing at the Mills (Broad Street mills), rear, smokestack entrance, next to Wild Hare restaurant. The same pictures were displayed for many years at the former Mansion House bar, Main Street. Display was arranged by curators Peggi Sullivan and Barbara Nahoumi. 

Stop in and see our World War II heroes!

Nov. 20 – Kristen Lally, Steven Zina, Andrew Crossman and Sue Yeaton
Nov. 21 – Fred Dusseault, John Peterson, Bud Kizik and Justin Anderson
Nov. 22 – Amanda Bairos, Teri Powers, Don Murphy and Edward Wilkinson
Nov. 23 – Danny Bumbarger, John Andrade, Erin Marie Cardoza and Bobbie Ewels
Nov. 24 – David Reynard
Nov. 25 – Nikki Banfield
Nov. 26 – Hayden Kristoff
Nov. 27 – Erica Santos
Nov. 28 – Jan Daigneault
Nov. 29 – Julie McGowan
Nov. 30 – Pat Muscati and Sam O’Connor
Dec. 1 – Amy Fitzpatrick, Christine Delaney and Nina Maillet
Dec. 2 – Gabriella Pimental, Richard Kane, Katie Boyle, Jayne Bearsto, Harry Currier, Kevin Kittredge, Calleigh Walsh, Zachary Gay and Bella Bush

Nov. 19 – Doug and Fran Wolfe
Nov. 22 – Bill and Diane Dexter, Bob and Kathy Gregorie, Fred and Iris Lucy
Nov. 26 – Paul and Cindy DeArcangelis. 


Hudson resident Armand Sabourin’s Bedford High football team was 4-0 at mid-season. Allison Murray received “Girl of  the Month” from Girls Club, presented by Ruth Gustafson of Hudson Woman’s Club. 

Digital Equipment Corp. took a four-month option on 150 acres of land at the Raytheon site on Marlboro road. 

Stephen Burkle and Robert Camacho were freshmen at Bentley College. Mrs. Jean Brissette was installed as president of  the Hudson Emblem Club. Police Lieut. Francis McNally was leading an investigation of a break-in at the main office of Hudson High School, where files were broken into.

Monahan’s “on beautiful Lake Boon,” advertised for weekend waitresses on floor-show nights, Friday and Saturday.

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