Rimkus: Hudson native appointed at Notre Dame


Rimkus Hudson Happ'nings

HUDSON – Hudson native Michael Hildreth has been appointed vice-president, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at University of Notre Dame, by college president Rev. John I. Jenkins CSC.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2000, Hildreth has been professor of physics and astronomy and senior associate dean for research and graduate studies at the University’s College of Science.

Rimkus: Hudson native appointed at Notre Dame
Hudson native Michael Hildreth has been named a vice-president at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., where he has been on the staff since 2000. (Photo/Courtesy)

Fr. Jenkins said: “Mike is a renowned researcher, an award-wining educator and an experienced administrator.”

Hildreth is widely recognized for his contributions to particle physics, and he and other physicists at Notre Dame played a significant role in the Higgs boson discovery in 2012. He has co-authored more than 1,700 publications and has received many teaching excellence awards. Hildreth is a graduate of St. John’s High School, Shrewsbury, and Princeton University, and received his doctorate in physics at Stanford University.

He is a son of Hudson residents Steve and Ann Hildeth. His wife Dr. Holly Hildreth is a Notre Dame professor and their son Andrew is a PhD candidate at UCLA. Congratulations Michael!

Rimkus: Hudson native appointed at Notre Dame
Hudson residents Mary and Mike Walling, wed 50 years on May 5, posed for an anniversary photo in their original wedding attire. (Photo/Courtesy)

Golden Anniversary

Hudson residents Mike and Mary Walling observed their 50th wedding anniversary on May 5. They celebrated with a weekend trip to the White Mountains and hiked from Pinkham Notch parking lot part of way up Tuckerman’s Ravine. They were married in the home of Mike’s grandmother in Troy, N.Y.

Mary says: “I hand-printed about 40 invitations, my best friend made my dress and I made Mike’s dashiki.”

They were married by Mike’s mother, the mayor of her town, before a banner made by Mary’s 15 year old brother. They are parents of two children and grandparents of five.

Congratulations Wallings!

Rimkus: Hudson native appointed at Notre Dame
Hudson resident Jim Marcheterre has been named “Downtown Ambassador,” assigned by the Hudson Business Improvement District to help keep the downtown shopping area “neat and attractive.” (Photo/Courtesy)

Downtown ambassador

Hudson resident Jim Marcheterre has been named “Downtown Ambassador” by Richard Braga, head of the Hudson Business Improvement district. Braga said that Marcheterre’s 15-20 hour per week job will be to see that Hudson’s downtown shopping area is kept neat and attractive. Marcheterre is a retired machinist. He and his wife Laurie have two daughters, Lisa and Kerri.

Resident celebrates 104th

Local, state and national honors came to Hudson resident Mrs. Esther Folkes at her 104 birthday party at Peters Grove on Friday, May 5 including citations from State Rep. Kate Hogan and U.S. Congresswoman Lori Trahan.

Born in Brooklyn on May 10, 1919, Esther lived in several Massachusetts towns while raising her family of four sons. After the death of her husband, Warren Folkes in 1988, she moved to Peters Grove, where she continues to be an active resident.

“Until I was almost 90 I was doing line-dancing and laps at Wayside Pool,” she says.

She retains a sharp memory, including being a hostess at the former Red Coach Grill in Wayland when it burned to the ground in the 1950s. Besides her sons, she has six grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Congratulations Esther!

Teacher retires after 35 years

First grade teacher Nadine Barry of Forest Avenue School is retiring after 35 years’ service. Pupils, former pupils, families and friends are invited to a Retirement Reception for the popular teacher Thursday, June 8 at the school from 4-5:30 p.m.

SPM final concert

Symphony Pro Musica, conducted by Mark Churchill, will present the final concert of its 40th season Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. at Putnam Arts Center, St. Mark’s School, Southboro. Composer in residence Arson Fahim, Afghan refugee, will present world premier of his piece “Insignificant Dreams.” Noted pianist Benjamin Hockman will play Bela Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Tickets are available at the door, go to www.symphonypromusica.org or call 978-562-0939.

Dinner meeting

Hudson Historical Society members will attend the annual meeting and dinner Tuesday evening, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall. Buffet Way of Marlborough will serve a complete turkey dinner. For tickets ($20) contact president Christine DiMare at [email protected] by May 20.

E-cycle June 10

Electronic items may be recycled at the “E-cycle Event” Saturday, June 10 from 9-2 at First United Methodist Church parking lot, Felton and Pleasant streets. For a small fee, bicycles, keyboards, computers, appliances, anything metal, can be recycled.

SPECIAL GREETINGS to former resident Mrs. Edyth Byrne of Strong, Me., who observes her 100th birthday May 28.

May 19 – Linda Boudreau, twins Dean and David Napolitano
May 20 – Don Cox, Doug McGuiness, Heleena DiMare and Joey Talbot
May 21 – Pat Daley, Grayson Veo, Brenda Sacco, Chelsea Chaves and Laura Olivio
May 22 – my brother, Joe MacPherson; Lee Murphy, Sue O’Keefe and Ron Chaisson
May 23 – Sarah Worrest, Amy Landry, Emma Wood and Perrin Kristoff
May 24 – Susan Niro, Jane Veo. Natalie Schiavone and Arlene Cabral
May 25 – Carol Gault, Katy Lepire and Glenn Davis
May 26 – Dale Nadeau, Trevor Moore and Cindy DeArcangelis
May 27 – Colin Veo, Craig Chaisson, Stephen LaRosee, Steve Powell, Hank Henderson and Ann Kristine Spilios
May 28 – Tom Wicziewski, “M.J.” Ebens, Janice Perillo, Cheryl Murphy, Ben Gird and Kelly Bushey
May 29 – Corey Jacobs, Henry Cabral, Shalyn Bowen, Linda Bowen and Stella Daigneault
May 30 – Barbara Masciarelli, Tom McAuliffe, Jeff Rodrigues, Jim Shea, Haleigh Bigeau, Kevin McClellan, Nancy Znamerowski and Sue Ricciuti
May 31 – “T.J” Coolidge, Mikala Ferris, Joe Durant, Owen Nanartowich, Janet Yesue, John Loureiro and Margaret Murphy
June 1 – Jameson Joseph and Sterling Reber
June 2 – Scott Andrade, Paul Donahue, twins Brayden and Gracyn Thomason

May 19 – Mike and Kathy Megna
May 22 – Paul and Abbie Blazar
May 24 – Clayton and Helen Trumpolt
May 25 – Bob and Diane Anders
May 27 – John and Donna Dupree
May 28 – Brian and Carol Parker, Bob and Judy Mitchell, Mike and Patty Gigliotti
May 29 – Ed and Mary Bruso
May 30 – Jimmy and Jodi Pirelli
May 31 – Rick and Theresa Rogers.

CONGRATULATIONS to Steve and Sandy Borella who observe their 50th wedding anniversary on May 26!


Donkey Basketball game was played at Hudson High School, between faculty and seniors, all riding on donkeys. Steven Klein was named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Theresa Coffey was honored as Girl of the Month at the Hudson Girls Club. Robert C. Haynes was appointed to the Hudson Conservation Commission. Dennis Murphy was elected president of the Hudson Firefighters Local 1713. Rosalyn Ferreira and Mary Diani took turns as “Dolly” in the Hudson Catholic High presentation of the musical, “Hello Dolly.”

Hudson Industrial Commission was “elated” with decision of Digital Equipment Corporation to purchase 150 acres on Marlboro Street. Kim McLaughlin was winner of a portable color TV in raffle sponsored by Hudson Hockey Association.

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

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