Rimkus: The Debs celebrate 50th anniversary; Hudson Catholic Class of 1973 reunite

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Rimkus: The Debs celebrate 50th anniversary; Hudson Catholic Class of 1973 reunite

HUDSON – Hudson natives Ed and Ann (Sullivan) Debs will be 50 years wed on April 20.

The life-long residents were honored with a family party at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, South Sudbury on March 30. They were married at the former Christ the King Church, Hudson. Relatives attended the party from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut, including Patty Sullivan of Connecticut, who was her sister’s maid of honor 50 years ago.

Ed Debs is a Vietnam Veteran and is retired from EMC. Ann was employed by the former Hudson National Bank and other businesses.

Happy 50th Ed and Ann!

Rimkus: The Debs celebrate 50th anniversary; Hudson Catholic Class of 1973 reunite
Ed and Ann (Sullivan) Debs, natives and lifelong Hudson residents, will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on April 20. They were honored by family members with a Golden Wedding Anniversary party at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, South Wayland, on March 30. (Photo/Courtesy)

Class of 1973 reunite

Twenty-five members and their guests recently attended the 50th anniversary reunion of the Class of 1973 of Hudson Catholic High School at Marlborough Country Club. Rose (Francis) Harris of California was the member who traveled the furthest. The committee included: Paul and Pauline (Palatino) Correa, Donna (Durand) Marques, Maureen (Coyne) Palange, Rose (Francis) Harris and Phil Harris.

Rimkus: The Debs celebrate 50th anniversary; Hudson Catholic Class of 1973 reunite
Hudson Catholic High School Class of 1973 recently gathered at Marlborough Country Club to celebrate their 50th anniversary of graduation. Twenty-five class members attended. (Photo/Bill Fields)

Top crossworders

Hudson native Peter Rimkus of Coventry, Ct., and his daughter, Claire Rimkus of South Grafton won first prize in the “Pairs” division at the 46th annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Ct., April 5, 6, and 7. In addition to individual trophies they won a $500 cash prize. Peter is a retired software developer and Claire is a forensic scientist. Over 700 people from throughout the country competed in the Tournament founded by renowned New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz.

Rimkus: The Debs celebrate 50th anniversary; Hudson Catholic Class of 1973 reunite
Hudson native Peter Rimkus and daughter, Claire Rimkus of South Grafton won first prize in “Pairs” Division of 46th annual American Crossword Puzzle Contest April 5-7 in Stamford, Ct. Hosted by New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz, 700 cross worders attended the event from throughout the country. (Photo/Debby Rimkus)

Hometown Hero Salute May 18

Hometown Hero Salute, honoring Hudson war heroes and veterans, will be held on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18 at the Hudson Armory, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Salute will honor 43 Hudson veterans killed in action and 60 other veterans, and their families and friends are invited to attend. Hometown Hero flags are being hung on Route 85, Washington St., to the Hudson-Marlborough line, to honor our Heroes.

Photos on exhibit

Imaginative photos by Hudson resident Linda DeStefano Brown have been accepted for two juried show: 14th annual Fine Arts of Photography at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., May 4 to June 9, and the 19th annual Arts in Bloom exhibit at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Row St., April 23 to May 23, which includes floral arrangements inspired by the artwork.

Hudson resident recognized

Hudson resident Vikki Greenberg Levine was recently announced as Martha Michalewich Club Woman of the Year 2023 by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club. Levine was honored for “all her time and dedication to the club.” She is director of business development of Ezra Home Care. The club, which has members from Hudson, Marlborough and surrounding towns, is a non-political volunteer group, now in its 60th year.

Story of S&F Concrete

S&F Concrete Contractors of Hudson, Central St., founded 58 years ago, will be the subject of the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, April 30 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St., Hudson. Second generation members of the Frias family will tell the story of the company’s humble founding by Antonio and Joseph Frias and becoming one of the largest concrete contractors in the country. Its accomplishments include Gillette Stadium, Fleet Center, Encore Stadium, Basketball Hall of Fame and innumerable buildings in Boston and along the Eastern seaboard. Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Frias celebrates 85th

Antonio “Tony” Frias, Sr., marked his 85th birthday on April 6, and was honored that evening with a family party at his home. Tony, is a co-founder of S&F Concrete. He and his wife Manuela have four children, nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Happy birthday Tony!

Of local interest

Word has been received of the death of former resident Joseph Pheanis, 74, in Providence, R.I. on March 7. A resident of Lakeville, he was a member of the Hudson High School class of 1969 and a longtime employee of Polaroid. His survivors include two children and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Darlington Mortuary, Bristol, R.I.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

April 20 – Heather Sacco, Ryan Neuffer, Doug McInness and Gloria Curley
April 21 – Ann Marie Hubert, Michael Guidotti, Jason Chaves and Allie Supernor
April 22 – Barbara Siktberg, Ricky Hartford and Joseph Mongeau
April 23 – Nancy Charbonneau, Betty Chiasson and Jonathan Huehmer
April 24 – Ryan Arsenault, Carol Lawton and Cliff Roberts
April 25 – Becky Percuoco, Linda Bauer and Amalie Makesworan
April 26 – Eric Larsen, Braden Gellenthien, Aidan McAuliffe, Lynne Trudelle and daughter, Danielle
April 27 – Carol Parker
April 28 – Tony Rock, Amy Galvin, Emma Craig, Jim McGowan, Jesse Marsolais and daughter Winnie Ro
April 29 – Michael DiPlacido, Stella Daigneault, Kara Wood, Rebecca Gellenthien and Elaine Urban
April 30 – Shawna Sniffin, Austin Temple and Erica Davis
May 1 – Sara MacPherson, Martha Berry, Michael Chaves and Richard Daher
May 2 – Peggy Sleeper and Christina Gikas
May 3 – Melissa Lourens and Lee Scichilone

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

April 24 – Paul and Judy Jusseaume
April 25 – Nick and Ann Marie Lourens, Dirk and Sue Underwood
April 26 – David and Stella Daigneault
April 27 – John and Gail Downing
May 2 – Fran and Claudia Lambert

LOOKING BACK TO 1973

School Supt. James Sullivan was guest speaker at Hudson High National Honor Society banquet sponsored by Hudson Rotary Club. Troop 2 member Richard Durand received his Eagle Scout Award. Mrs. Ruth Maguire was chosen “Mother of the Year” by Eagles Auxiliary. Joanne Karvoski O’Donnell, singer and guitarist, was appearing at the “Rusty Scupper” in Acton.

Pierozzi’s Retaurant on Broad St. offered Mother’s Day Specials. Hudson Poly Bag Factory Outlet Store, 578 Main St., had a sale on heavy-duty plastic bags. Karen Corbin and Janice Costedio were elected co-captains of Hudson Catholic High cheerleading squad. President Gene Curley presided at a meeting of the Lake Boon Association planning Memorial Day events.

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