Hudson resident, Norwich grad commissioned into Marines


Hudson resident, Norwich grad commissioned into Marines

HUDSON – Hudson resident John Walsh graduated with honors from Norwich University, Vt. last month, and that afternoon was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieut.

Lt. Walsh majored in criminal justice at Norwich, the nation’s oldest private military academy. Those in attendance included Lt. Walsh’s parents, Steven and Storie Walsh, his paternal grandmother, Barbara Walsh, all of Hudson; maternal grandfather, Rolfe Frost and his partner, Su Locsin of Maine; John’s girlfriend, Elena Jay, and two of Lt. Walsh’s former teachers at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, Marlborough, where he was in Class of 2020.

Lt. Walsh was in Cub Pack 3104 and Boy Scout Troop 77 before joining Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) in high school. Among those attending his Norwich graduation were two of his JROTC training officers while he was a student at AVRVTHC, Neil Mansfield, USN retired, and Major Travis Bowser, USMC retired.

Hudson resident, Norwich grad commissioned into Marines
Influential veterans in the life of newly-commissioned Marine Lt. John Walsh, (second from left), are, from left, Neil “Chief” Mansfield, USN retired, (John), John’s maternal grandfather and USMC veteran Rolfe Frost, and Major Travis Bowser, USMC retired. They were among those attending Lt. Walsh’s Norwich University graduation and commissioning ceremony. (Photo/Courtesy)

Lt. Walsh will put his newly earned degree to use this summer while serving as a reserve police officer at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, police department. He will report to Quantico, Va., for further Marine Corps training in the Fall.

Hudson resident, Norwich grad commissioned into Marines
Newly-enlisted U.S. Marine Corps Lt. John Walsh of Hudson, pictured with his paternal grandmother, Barbara Walsh of Hudson, graduated with honors from Norwich University, Vermont, last month, and was commissioned in the Marine Corps following graduation ceremonies. (Photo/Courtesy)

Patterson nominated to Hall of Fame

Former Hudson resident Jim Patterson has received word that he has been nominated to the Norwich University (VT.) Athletic Hall of Fame. A 1974 Norwich graduate, Jim will be inducted during 50th reunion and Homecoming ceremonies in September. A 1970 Hudson High School graduate, Jim and his wife Wendy, live in Florida.

Beach opens June 3

Centennial Beach opens Monday, June 3 and will close Sunday, Aug. 18. Day parking passes, $10 residents, $20 non-residents, will be sold at the beach. Seasonal passes are $50 for residents, $25 for residents 65 and over, and $100 for non-residents, sold at the Recreation Dept. office, Town Hall. For more information call the office 978-568-9642.

Celebration of Life

Many members of Hudson High class of 1969 attended “Celebration of Life” for late classmate and noted musician Jeff Chapman recently at Hudson Lodge of Elks: Claire Bonnafe, Diane Svenningsen Long, Judy Cloutier, Rose Murphy Carnes, Rebecca Gould Mimeault, Ann Marie Maculevich Borsky, Greg Mitchell, Gary Courtemanche, Bob Thibault, Ginny Gilfoy Adam, Tony Marques, Kathy Cardoza Ryan, Kathy Collins, Bob Mitchell and Cindy Young. Attending via Facetime were Dave Pontbriand of Maine and Pat Muscati of Arizona.

Yard sale June 25

There will be “something for everyone” at the Hudson Garden Club annual Yard Sale Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at 42 Marlboro St., Hudson. Proceeds will benefit club programming and scholarships.

Hudson Fest

Hudson Fest, the town’s oldest downtown festival, will be held Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on South St., rain or shine, sponsored annually by Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Walling close to $12,809 goal

Hudson’s dedicated walker Mary Walling walked in the 56th annual Walk for Hunger in Boston on May 5 (51st anniversary for her and Mike.) After walking the 20-mile route almost annually since the first walk in 1969, this year she walked (for the second time) with three friends for ten miles through Boston Common. Mary has raised thousands of dollars for Walk for Hunger, and reports she is getting close to her $12,809 goal for this year.

Swimming birds

Adults and children will be interested in learning about “Swimming Birds on the Assabet” presented at Hudson Public Library, Wood Square, Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. David Wells Ph.D. will talk about the wildlife found on the Assabet River, specifically swimming birds. To register or contact Nancy DelVecchio, circulation librarian, 978-568-9644.


June 1 – Sterling Reber and Jameson Joseph
June 2 – Scott Andrade, twins Brayden and Gracyn Thomason
June 3 – Matt Gigliotti, Jennifer Sousa, Dan O’Keefe, Madison Young, Ashley Simoes and Keira Madden
June 4 – Jessica Tingloff, Tony Fournier and Danny Simoes
June 5 – Tom Jacobs, Cheryl Matthews, Julia Maillet, Steve Walker and Pat Delaney
June 6 – Theresa Guidotti, Marita Mill, Mike Girard and Karen Calnan
June 7 – Don Doyle, Christopher Pelling, Bonnie DeRusha and Anthony Domenicucci
June 8 – Gerard McManus, Kristen Lyman, Rosemary Marini, Lee Rouse, June Spiller and Maria Rio
June 9 – Laura Girard, Erin Farquharson and Zack Johnson
June 10 – Casey Barry, Patty McInness, Paul Afalu, Connor Quinn, David Sullivan and Nicole Miller
June 11 – Diane Andrews, Peter Lambert, Peggy Nicosia, Nicole Campbell and Angela Pinto
June 12 – Emma Parente, Aline Madden, Heather Bruce, Scott Britz, Michael Somes, Michael Lawton and Chuck Rossignol
June 13 – Fred Rio, Pauline Giancola, John Glynn, Ross Kizik, Wendy Spiller, twins Erica and Rachael Korowski


June 1 – Gerry and Carol Gault
June 5 – Jack and Fran Cincottia
June 10 – John and Lisa Erlandson
June 11 – Steve and Jennifer Burney


Hudson High School track team members Steve Jacobs, Bob Forbes and Jim Shields were first place finishers in the District III track meet. Phil Karvoski was installed as commander of Manning Post VFW. Joseph P. Greska was master of ceremonies at Memorial Day Parade. Tom Fieldsend was inducted into the Engineering Society at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was a junior.

Susan Chamberlain won a gold medal at the Worcester Open Free Skating competition.

Arthur P. Redding received an evening school Certificate at Wentworth Institute. Friends of Hudson Public Library sponsored an exhibit of paintings by local artist Chris Gorey. Leslie Middlecoff was chosen Queen of the Hudson High School Junior Prom held at Chateau deVille, Framingham.

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