HUDSON – About 50 relatives and friends of Hudson resident Betty Percuoco celebrated her 95th birthday at Dino’s Ristorante in Worcester Saturday evening, Sept. 9. The widow of Cosmo Percuoco, Betty is the beloved mother of eight, grandmother of 19, great-grandmother of eleven, and aunt to many. Family and friends attended from New York, Iowa, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, South Carolina and throughout New England. A handsome birthday cake was shared by all, and lighted scrapbook pictures adorned each table.
A native of Cambridge, the honored guest has resided in Hudson over 60 years. Her actual birth date is July 10. Assisting her daughter, Mary Ellen Percuoco of Hudson, in hosting the party were her sons, Tommy Percuoco of Blackstone, Vinny Percuoco of Leominster, Bucky Percuoco of Iowa, Ricky Percuoco of Oxford, Billy, Paul and Peter Percuoco of Hudson.
Dine and Gather
“Very successful,” said Tom Desmond, Hudson Cultural Alliance chairman, of the Hudson Armory “Dine and Gather” Sunday, Sept. 10 held in large tents on the Armory grounds. About 150 guests attended the fundraiser, enjoying epicurean four-course meals, music and silent auction. State Sen. Jamie Eldridge and State Rep. Kate Hogan, spoke of the ongoing progress of the plan to create a Community Performing Arts Center at the Armory.
Sen. Eldridge remarked that he and Rep. Hogan were proud to secure the initial $230,000 earmark to purchase the inactive Armory.
Vet to speak
Decorated Vietnam War veteran Warren Richards will be guest speaker at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. Richards is a native of Bolton, 1961 graduate of Hudson High School, and former JFK teacher. He was a radioman in the Infantry when he was wounded in VietNam in 1967. President Carmen Giombetti invites the public to join members at the meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Want to donate?
Town of Hudson Board of Health is sponsoring a “Hudson Homeless Gift Fund” for those affected by homelessness in Hudson. Send a check to Hudson Board of Health, Hudson Town Hall, 58 Main St., Hudson MA., 01749, with “Hudson Homeless Gift Fund” in memo.
Hudson High School Class of 1983 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Hudson Lodge of Elks Fireside Room. Tickets are $20 per person. Joanne Rossley is chairman.
If you have some Cub Scout uniforms hidden in your closet or drawers, Scoutmaster John Bishop would like to hear from you. Bishop said the troops are having trouble keeping up with the demands for outfitting new Cubs, and would welcome your used uniforms. Contact [email protected].
Lobster and Meat Shoot
Sixth “Lobster and Meat Shoot,” to benefit Friends of the Hudson Public Library will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at VFW Hall, 3 Palmieri Drive, doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Features will also include cash bar, basket drawings and 50/50 cash raffle and the “Shoot” which is similar to Bingo or Keno. Funds raised will support passes to farms, museums, zoos and sports venues and purchase of electronic learning and play devices for the children’s room.
Photos on exhibit
Prize-winning Hudson photographer Linda DeStefano Brown has had several of her images accepted for display at Sudbury and Plymouth galleries. Three of her photos are in the exhibit “Mischief” at Goodnow Library, Sudbury now through Sept. 29 and two of her pieces are in the “Different from the Rest” and “Electrified” exhibits at Plymouth Center for Arts now through Oct. 22. For more information go to https://ldbrownimages.com.
Area residents are invited to attend “Chicken Barbecue” at Marlborough Fish and Game Club, 1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough, sponsored by Marlborough Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 240. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and under 6 free. For further information and tickets call 508-380-9267.
Sept. 22 – Frank Budrewicz, Cecilia Andrade, Michael Hartford and Kassalie Pires
Sept. 23 – Jennifer Burke, Allison Colaianni, Mary Loureiro, Beverly Sousa, David Bissonnette, Max McNealy and Tom Dionis
Sept. 24 – John Figueiredo (50th), Ana Grace Cunha, Alex Maglione, Mike Nanartowich, Barbara Correia and John DeRusha
Sept. 25 – Mark Ferruccio
Sept. 26 – Brad Lowe, Val Cunha, Don Dumais, Debbie Joyce and Nicole Paquette
Sept. 27 – Kristen Borella, Kenny Smith and Christian Crue
Sept. 28 – Rachel Dugan
Sept. 29 – Marly Wallingford, Bonnie Elman and Cristy Jenkins
Sept. 30 – Joe Jacobs, Gary Masciarelli, Abigail Appel. Glenyce Somes, Erin Donovan and Katie Fitzpatrick
Oct. 1 – Addison McGorty, Patty Cunha, Carol Regenauer, Zachary Chartrand, Sally Cabral and daughter Alyssa, Curtis, Marcelle and Russell Durrenburger
Oct. 2 – Dan LaCerte, Ron Bissonnette and Shanna Haley
Oct. 3 – Ian Vorce, Kelli Ahearn and Kennedy Prashaw
Oct. 4 – Jennifer Fernandes
Oct. 5 – Lee Dinner, Lisa Chamberlain, Janet Kelly and Kelly Montalto
SPECIAL GREETINGS to John and Virginia Figueiredo, who are 25 years wed on Sept. 26.
Sept. 24 – Don and Margaret Quinn, Ron and Carol Cormier
Sept. 27 – “R.J.” and Kelly Bushey
Sept. 28 – Jack and Lucy Lampinen, Fred and Michelle Dusseault
Sept. 28 – Bob and “K” Latzka
Sept. 30 – Richard and Diane Daher
Oct. 3 – Ray and Muriel Thompson.
LOOKING BACK TO 1973
Owners Robert and Delbert Alving hosted the grand opening of the Lake Boone General Store at 700 Main St. Among those competing in the Hudson Recreation Dept. swim meet were: Grace Kelleher, Tina Cardinale, Laura Wynn, John Kelly, Bill Norton, Jody Kosinski, Terry Longtine and Robin Lemay.
Chairman Paul Hester presided at a meeting at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School. Owners George and Beverly Sousa moved Hudson Bookshop from 116 Main St. to 65 Main St. Hudson Ecumenical Bible School had 81 students and 22 teachers from all Hudson churches. Liz Dubois was president of the Hudson Jodphurs and Jeans 4-H Horse Club. Vasken Minasian resigned from the Hudson Industrial Development Commission.
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