Rimkus: Resident celebrates 100th birthday, Bragas mark 50th anniversary


Rimkus Hudson Happ'nings


HUDSON – Hudson resident Mrs. Mary V. Millett marked her 100th birthday on July 21 and was honored with a family party July 22 at Quail Run Community Center.

She was celebrated by four generations of family and also received a Citation from State Rep. Kate Hogan. The party was arranged by her daughters, Karen Hellen of Rutland, MaryEllen Frias of Clinton, Barbara Millett and Christine Marcotte of Hudson. She was also the mother of the late “Chip” and Richard Millett and the wife of the late Charles Millett. Her family also includes 11 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Chris Marcotte said: “We had a fabulous day, with Mom all smiles.”

Congratulations, Mary!

Rimkus: Resident celebrates 100th birthday, Bragas mark 50th anniversary
The 100th birthday of Hudson resident Mary Millett (seated) was celebrated by several generations of family at Quail Run Community Center on Saturday, July 22. Her daughters are, rear from left: MaryEllen Frias of Clinton, Karen Hellen of Rutland, Barbara Millett and Christine Marcotte, both of Hudson. (Photo/Courtesy)

Residents celebrate 50th anniversary

Hudson residents Jose and Olivia Braga, who were 50 years wed on June 30, celebrated with a family trip to Mexico in April, and an Anniversary Mass and party on July 16. Rev. Jose Viveiros of Fall River, a cousin, celebrated the Mass at St. Michael’s Church and the party followed at Hudson Portuguese Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Braga are both active at the Hudson Portuguese Club and Mr. Braga is a member of St. Michael Parish Council. She is retired from Bose Corp. and Mr. Braga is retired from Hudson Public Works Dept. Mr. Braga and the former Olivia Chaves were married at St. Michael Church June 30, 1973. They are parents of Steven Braga, husband of Sara of West Boylston, Christina, wife of Jesse Charron of West Roxbury, Cindy Braga, wife of Cedric Pescal of Lake Tahoe, Calif., Andrea Braga, wife of Jake Kasprzyk of Ashland and Kevin Braga, husband of Anstrice of Hudson. They also have eight grandchildren.


Rimkus: Resident celebrates 100th birthday, Bragas mark 50th anniversary
Hudson resident Jose Braga pins floral corsage on Olivia (Chaves) Braga at their 50th wedding anniversary Mass at St. Michael Church. They were married at that church on June 30, 1973. (Photo/Courtesy)

65th wedding anniversary

John and Phyllis Glynn, residents of Hudson since 1963, marked their 65th wedding anniversary with a weekend pool party at their home. Guests included: son Jack Glynn of Manchester, N.H. and daughter Debra Glynn of Uxbridge; grandson Chris Glynn, his wife, Kadie, children Elio and Lucas from South Portland, Maine; granddaughter Cassie Glynn, her fiancé Mark Cyr and son, Connor from Peru, Maine; and Mrs. Glynn’s sister, Shirley Tranni of Groton, Conn.

They were married at St. Peter’s Church, Cambridge on June 14, 1958. Mr. Glynn is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from the MTA. His wife is a New England Telephone retiree. Congratulations!

Rimkus: Resident celebrates 100th birthday, Bragas mark 50th anniversary
Hudson residents John and Phyllis Glynn, seated at left, marked their 65th wedding anniversary with a pool party at their home with two children, three grandchildren and other family members. They were married at St. Peter’s Church, Cambridge and moved to Hudson in 1963. (Photo/Courtesy)

New administrator

Members of St. Michael Parish are welcoming their new administrator, Rev. Jason Giombetti, from St. Veronica Parish, Burlington. Rev. Fr. Jason succeeds Rev. Fr. “Ren” Tocci, who has been transferred to St. Cecelia’s in Ashland. The new administrator also served at St. Thomas Aquinas in Bridgewater and as chaplain at the Bridgewater prison. He was ordained in 2017.

“I am grateful to come to St. Michael and getting to know all the families and parishioners,” he said.

A nephew of Hudson resident Vincent Giombetti, he is no stranger to Hudson.

In a change to the daily Mass schedule, Mass will be offered Wednesday through Saturday at 9 a.m. instead of the previous Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. The Boston archdiocese previously announced future formation of a collaborative parish between St. Michael and St. Matthew parish of Marlborough, and Fr. Jason said these plans are currently “on hold.”

Vic Billings bench

The name of the late Vic Billings, Hudson High School student-athlete, has been added to the plaque on the granite bench on the Hugo Guidotti Memorial baseball field at Riverside Park. A graduate of University of Notre Dame, Billings was a loyal supporter of Hudson sports teams, and upon his death, his family made a generous donation to Hudson Recreation Dept. A few of his golfing buddies also participated. Billings was the son of the late School Supt. Myron and Marcella Billings. His name on the bench joins those of fellow Hudson sports promoters who have passed: Dick Scafidi, Jim O’Keefe, La Bowen and John Ahearn. The bench is located on the left field line of the field.

Brass at Twilight

A special “Brass at Twilight,” will be presented at Pompositticut Farm, Lewis and Main streets, Saturday, Aug. 19 at 5 p.m., sponsored by Symphony Pro Musica. Forty brass players from SPM and surrounding region will present a thrilling concert of brass ensemble favorites in the delightful farm setting, led by Patrick Smith, SPM trombonist and music director of Northbridge Brass Endeavors. All are invited to bring a chair or blanket, and picnic dinner. Price is $20 per carload in advance, and $25 at the gate. For advance tickets go to https://spmbrassattwilight.eventbrite.com. Rain date is Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.

SPECIAL GREETINGS to Hudson Appliance owner Arthur Redding, who marks a milestone birthday Aug. 12.


Aug. 12 – Barbara Maglione
Aug. 13 – Shelby Horton, Jared Colbert, Michael Barry and Keri Lenthall
Aug. 14 – Shaelyn Madden, Antonio Costa, Nicole Gilles, Ollie Nunes, Adam Tedstone and Olivia Esteves
Aug. 15 – Mike Naugler and Dave Scott
Aug. 16 – Liana Braga Peterson, Alyssa Wetherell, Alyssa MacDonald, Michael Campbell, Jim Moraes, Michael Blake and Kyle LaCerte
Aug. 17 – Bill Charbonneau, Tom Morgan, Michael Percuoco and Jacy Calvao
Aug. 18 – Nancy Zina, Gerry Kerdok, MaryBeth Goodwin, Bill Cabral, Zachary Murphy and Dick Hubert
Aug. 19 – Matthew Keenan, Daniel Milton, Michele Monteiro, Bob Melewski and Julia Tracy
Aug. 20 – Warren Brown Jr., Cristina Fernandes, Dick Thomas, Steve Beard and Sue Kristoff
Aug. 21 – Joanne Waterhouse, Joyce Rossignol, Jaclyn Marie Bratica, Maggie Appel and Richard Spiller
Aug. 22 – Colby Quest, Jason Braga, Chris Sullivan, Paul Sadowski and Justin Underwood
Aug. 23 – Kathy Roemer, Matt Smith and Amanda Dalton
Aug. 24 – Judy Kearney, Kyle Tucker, Kourtney Darwin and Beverly Remillard
Aug. 25 – Katie Veseskis, Pam Waterman, Brittany Cormier, Charlie McGourty and Erik Latzka


Aug. 13 – George and Beverly Sousa
Aug. 14 – Alan and Susan Saunders
Aug. 15 – Ron and Peg Desrosiers
Aug. 16 – Jim and Susan Niro
Aug. 17 – Jack and Susie Norton
Aug. 18 – Steve and Pat Yerardi
Aug. 19 – John and Mary Loureiro, Steve and Debbie Jacobs
Aug. 21 – Fran and Karen Michaud, Tom and Maryanne Ethier, Bill and Chris Bisset
Aug. 22 – Ernie and Lee Waingorton, Tom and Cathy Grondin, Robert and Lee Clark
Aug. 23 – Frank and Cheryl Budrewicz, Kenny and Arlene Blair
Aug. 24 – Steve and Liz Sheldon

BACK IN 1973

Hudson Bookshop moved from 116 Main St. to the site of the former Hudson Pharmacy, 65 Main St. Hudson Recreation Dept. sponsored a Parent-Child Fishing Derby at Gates Pond. Lane Provencher was public relations director for Hudson Youth Football.

A majestic Elm in front of Hudson Public Library was felled, a victim of Dutch Elm Disease. Members of the Hudson Conservation Committee were: Bob Knowles, Bob Ross, Jim Gilroy, Nancy Gillis, Bob Haynes, John Wishart. Bob Durand and Bob Fitzpatrick were instructors at Centennial Beach. Practical nursing program was approved at Assabet Valley Regional High School.

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

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