Rimkus: Hudson grads reunite in Capri, residents attend 47th Red Sox opening game


Rimkus: Hudson grads reunite in Capri, residents attend 47th Red Sox opening gameHUDSON – A group of Hudson High Class of 1968 men (and one from Hudson Catholic High 1969), enjoyed a mini-reunion lunch last month at Capri Fish House on the Isle of Capri, Naples. The gathering included Ed Correa, HCH ’69; Brian Sullivan, Kevin Weston, Brian Parker, Jimmy Pierozzi, Jim Hickey and Jim Blais, all 1968 HHS grads.  Also vacationing were their wives, Ellen Correa, Anna (Fernandes) Sulllivan, MaryLou Pierozzi and Carol Parker.

Rimkus: Hudson grads reunite in Capri, residents attend 47th Red Sox opening game
Seven friends with Hudson connections met at Isles of Capri Fish House, Naples, Fla., in mid-March, from left: Ed Correa, Brian Sullivan, Kevin Weston, Brian Parker, Jimmy Pierozzi, Jim Hickey and Jimmy Blais. (Photo/Courtesy)

Handmade shop opens

Sarah Bertochi, talented fabric artist, opened “Sarah Bertochi Handmade” shop at 63a Main Street on April 1. The Marlborough resident occupied the former Katie Mullahy’s Cheese Shoppe, which has moved to 162 Main Street. 

After 28 years in sales, Ms. Bertochi has been perfecting her art as a fabric designer, with screen printing, block printing etc. For the past four years she has been offering her products at markets and pop-up shops. In addition to her own creations, including her own hand-designed and hand-made women’s handbags, the shop offers candles, soaps, wood carvings and jewelry. She welcomes customers to the production area at the rear of  her shop, to observe her screen-printing process.

For more information go to [email protected].

Rimkus: Hudson grads reunite in Capri, residents attend 47th Red Sox opening game
Artisan Sarah Bertochi poses with some of her handcrafted handbags, a specialty in Sarah Bertochi Handmade shop opened April 1 at 63a Main St. The Marlborough resident specializes in hand screening and block printing, and also has many other gift items in her shop. (Photo/Courtesy)

47th opening game

For the 47th time, Hudson resident Tom McAulliffe Sr. and his son, Tom, Jr. sat in their seats behind home plate at the Boston Red Sox opening game at Fenway Park on March 30. They attended their first Opening Day together on April 15, 1953. March 30 was the 123rd  Red Sox season opener. 

The iconic pair was featured on Channel 5 Boston and on YouTube for this feat. Tom Sr., is a member of  Mass. Broadcasters Hall of Fame for his lengthy radio career and his son, Tom, Jr. is owner of MYFM media in Milford, which  has been winner of Mass. Radio Station of the Year for consecutive years. 

Spring is here

Hudson Farm Spring Markets will be at the Hudson Town Hall Saturday, April 15 and Saturday, May 20, featuring many farm products. Market will be rain or shine. 

Ferjulian’s opens

Ferjulian’s Farm at 7 Lewis St., will be opening Monday, April 17 at 9 a.m. The family owned farm has been growing flowers, fruits and vegetables since 1942. 

ALS fundraiser

Hudson native Michael Garcia of Holliston has announced that the third annual  “TEAMNSF” Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Aug. 25 at Juniper Hills Golf Course, Northborough. The tournament was instituted in honor of  Garcia’s wife, Nicole, an ALS fighter since 2009, who died in September 2022. Interested sponsors can contact Garcia at [email protected]. A 1990 graduate of  Hudson High School, he has a son Chase, 18 and daughter Avery, 16. He is the son of former Hudson residents Denise and Joseph Garcia of Cape Cod and Florida.

Easter sunrise service

First United Methodist Church invites all to Easter Sunrise Service, April 9 at Tripp’s Pond, River Street at 9:16 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast at the church, Felton Street, Easter Egg hunt for K through 4th grade at 10:15 a.m. and worship celebration at 11 a.m. 

Of local interest

Word has been received here of the death of Hudson native Ronald Fisher, 88, in  Boynton Beach, Fla., March 23, after a long illness. Funeral service will be held  Saturday, Apr. 8 at Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, Central St. 

Fisher was a Hudson High School graduate and member of Hudson Lodge of Elks. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Fisher. He is survived by two sons, Stephen and Joseph Fisher, both of Boynton Beach, and daughter, Linda Morfin of Milton; also seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

April 8 – Matt Veseskis and Cole Parker
April 9 – Mikala Supernor, Jacob Devereaux and Hannah Siktberg
April 10 – Mary Wenzel, Sarah Sheldon, Andrew Childs, Andy Reardon and Erika Civitarese
April 11 – Erin Underwood, Sarah Coletti, Jonathan Shepard, Dick King and Tammy Davis
April 12 – Samantha Sousa, Larry Kent and Kristen Zagura
April 13 – Jamie Wilkins, “P.J.” Bryant and Bill Pauplis
April 14 – Susie King, Heather Turner, Don Mitchell and Nick Underwood
April 15 – Dom Palange, Mike Hinkley, Carol Stacey, Gary Parker and Peggy Case
April 16 – Ashley Beals
April 17 – Deirdre Millman and Bill McCarthy
April 18 – Pete Whitney, Cathy Laursen and Sam Reardon
April 19 – Ed Bruso, Emily White and Noah Miller
April 20 – Gloria Curley, Doug McInness, Ryan Neuffer and Heather Sacco
April 21 – AnnMarie Hubert, Michael Guidotti, Jason Chaves and Allie Supernor

April 8 – Don and Maryann Coletti
April 13 – Paul and Rosemary Huehmer
April 16 – Rich and MaryLee King
April 17 – Rich and Barbara Maglione
April 19 – John and Bonnie DeRusha, George and Annabelle Anastas;  

BACK IN 1972 

Steven Jacobs and Richard Formalarie were elected co-captains of the 1972 Hudson High School football team. Burton K. Wheeler, retired U.S. Senator and Hudson native, observed his 90th birthday on Feb. 27. Connie Moore was accepted for a six-week attendant training course by United Airlines, Chicago.

Diane Buchanan was chairman of the Catholic Daughters “Swing into Spring” style show of Redwood Store fashions. Donald Murphy was co-chairman of the Hudson Council on Drug Abuse. Alan Dobrowolski was spokesperson for the Stop Town Pollution club recycling center.

Jim Stewart was goalie for St. John’s Prep hockey team of Shrewsbury. Members of  the Victory Market bowling team included: Tom Percuoco, Janet LaFleur, Jim Bassinger and Bill Ulrich.

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

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