Hudson couple celebrates 60 years with cruise


Hudson couple celebrates 60 years with cruise

HUDSON – Hudson residents Ernie and Jackie Kapopoulos marked their 60th wedding anniversary with a Viking Ocean Cruise to Canada, Newfoundland and along the East Coast.

They were married at St. Peter’s Church, Cambridge Oct. 20, 1963 and moved to Hudson in 1968. Until his retirement in 2006, Ernie was employed in an employees assistance program. He is also a member of the board of trustees at Esplanade Condominiums and a longtime active volunteer with Marlborough ARC (Addiction Referral Center.) Jackie is a registered nurse, retired from Marlborough Hospital, and is active at Hudson Senior Center, where she is president of Friends of the Center.

Hudson couple celebrates 60 years with cruise
Hudson residents Ernie and Jackie Kapopoulos, who were 60 years wed on October 20, observed the event with a Viking Ocean Cruise to Canada, Newfoundland and along the eastern coast. Active in local events, they have resided in Hudson since 1968.

They have five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild: Ernie Kapopoulos and his wife, Debbie of Charlotte, N.C., who have three children and one grandchild; Susan Kapopoulos of Marlborough, Michael Kapopoulos and wife Julie of Lancaster and two sons; Steven Kapopoulos of Maynard and two sons; Katie Brennan and her husband Tom Brennan of Hudson, and one daughter.

Hudson couple celebrates 60 years with cruise
Family members of the late Kathy Wolfe of Hudson, known as the “Wolfe Pack” walked in her memory in Boston Common in the annual American Heart Association walk recently, including, from left: Greg McMullin, Bob Mazzone, Ginny Hamilton, Janet McMullin, Betty Mazzone, Kristine Wolfe and Erin McMullin.

“Wolfe Pack” raises $4,200

The “Wolfe Pack” walked for the tenth year in honor and in memory of the late Kathy Wolfe of Hudson at the annual American Heart Association walk in Boston Common recently. Other family members visited Wadsworth Cemetery in Sudbury, where Kathy was buried in February 2017. She was the daughter of Doug and Fran Wolfe of Hudson.

“Wolfe Pack” has received $4200 in donations for the American Heart Association. Walking in Boston were: Greg and Janet McMullin, Bob and Betty Mazzone, Ginny Hamilton, Kristine Wolfe and Erin McMullin. Sudbury walkers were Doug Wolfe, Louise Dee, Amanda and Greg Dry and daughter of Addyson.

Hudson couple celebrates 60 years with cruise
Hudson travelers Mike and Mary Walling stood in the shadow of the Eiffel tower during their “Paris to Prague” Viking River Cruise last month. They toured in France and stopped in eight cities in Germany.

Paris to Prague

Hudson travelers Mike and Mary Walling recently enjoyed a “Paris to Prague” Viking River cruise, visiting Paris, which they reported is “in full Olympics mode;” Reims, France, the “champagne capital;” Trier, oldest city in Germany where a Roman Coliseum is still in use for music venues; and Prague, home of the “astronomical clock.”

Legacy bricks installed

“Leave Your Legacy,” laser-engraved bricks have been installed in the Hudson High School courtyard. Hudson High Home & School Association president Jennifer L. Smith said 62 bricks were installed with donations from graduating seniors, alumni, local businesses and State Rep. Kate Hogan. Mrs. Smith expressed her gratitude and said that proceeds will benefit Association events: including scholarships, Jr. and Sr. Prom receptions, Faculty Appreciation luncheon, Holiday Coalition of Giving etc.

Cheese 101

“Cheese 101” will be the subject of cheese expert Katie Mullahy at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. Owner of Mullahy Cheese, 162 Main St., Mullahy will give an historic view of cheeses from domestic and foreign countries. She has operated her popular cheese shop in Hudson for eight years and will bring some cheeses for tasting. Society president Carmen Giombetti invites members and the public to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Of local interest

Word has been received of the death of former Hudson resident Ann (Gooding) Denmark, 87, on Oct. 10, 2023 in North Falmouth. She was a graduate of Hudson High School, a registered nurse and the widow of George Denmark. Her survivors include six children and many grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Aurora Gooding of Hudson. Services and burial were held in Falmouth.

Gold Ribbon gala

Andrew’s Helpful Hands charity will sponsor the Gold Ribbon Gala Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. at Riverview Restaurant, Hudson Portuguese Club, Port St. For ticket information go to

Winter Market

Rain or shine, Winter Market, wares from farmers, artisans, etc. will be held outside Town Hall, Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Last Winter Market will be on December 16.

Special Town Meeting

Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Hudson High School. The 14-article warrant contains several budget items and zoning issues.


Nov. 18 – “Shack” Whitney and Sarah Roach
Nov. 20 – Lauren Carney, 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 and Don Murphy
Nov. 23 – Danny Bumbarger, John Andrade and Erin Marie Cardoza
Nov. 24 – Dave Reynard
Nov. 25 – Nikki Banfield
Nov. 27 – Erica Santos
Nov. 28 – Jan Daigneault
Nov. 29 – Julie McGowan
Nov. 30 – Sam O’Connor and Pat Muscati
Dec. 1 – Amy Fitzpatrick, Christine Delaney and Nina Maillet


Nov. 19 – Doug and Fran Wolfe
Nov. 22 – Bill and Diane Dexter, Fred and Iris Lucy
Nov. 26 – Paul and Cindy DeArcangelis.
(Note: If death or divorce has changed this list, please inform [email protected] )


Oliver Nunes bought property on Reardon Road from Hector Buteau. Prize winners at the annual Art Show at Hudson Public Library included: Rosemarie Santos MacPherson, Julia Petitto, Chris Gorey, Alan Kattelle and Steven Lambert. Vondelle Fowler passed her state board examinations and was a registered nurse. Carol Rowan, junior at University of Mass., was an exchange student at the University of Idaho. Rock and Roll revue was the latest show at the Poor Farm Lounge, lower Main St.

Dick Woodward joined the staff of TV station WTEN in Albany, N.Y. as news anchor. Theresa Crowley was chairman of the annual St. Michael Christmas Bazaar. Selectmen approved the moving of the VFW alcoholic license from 5 South St. to 3 Nason Street.

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