Some of our classmates who stood with us during our graduation ceremony on June 6, 1962 have left our world early and were unable to celebrate with us during our 50th reunion gathering. These friends and classmates are presented here so they can be with us in our hearts and thoughts.

The background music for the video is an excerpt from Stravinsky’s Concerto for Two Pianos played by our classmate Anthony Paratore and his brother Joseph. Dianne (Beebe) Barske did the background art work for our memoriam video. We are grateful to our talented classmates and thank them for their contributions.

Details regarding our departed classmates, such as birth and death dates, obituaries and related articles are provided below if we had them available. For several, this was not the case. If anyone can provide additional details about any of these classmates, please share your information with us by contacting the administrator of our class website.


Joyce Addison Everett

Joyce Addison











David Allen
January 23, 2014

David Allen

Kennebunk, ME. Jan 23, 2014. Beloved son of the late Cecil and Hazel (Peterson) Allen. Brother of Donald C. Allen and his wife Barbara of Wells, ME. Also survived by his two nieces Christine and Hope. David was a graduate of Belmont High School class of 1962. David was a machinist working for Western Electric and then went on to open Vortex Inc. Retiring in 2004. David is an Army veteran serving during Vietnam Era. He is a member of the Masons and the Elks Lodges. Visiting hours will be held at the Brown & Hickey Funeral Home, 36 Trapelo Road, BELMONT on Saturday Feb. 1 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association - Maine Chapter 383 US Rt 1 Suite 2C Scarborough, ME. 04074. On line guest book at www.brownandhickey.com.
See more at: Boston Globe Obituary


James Arslanian
June 8, 1944-May XX,1976

James Arslanian











Amy Batterman Beissel
November 18, 1944-April 12, 2002

Amy Batterman

Born November 18, 1944, died suddenly on the morning of April 12, 2002, in New York City. She was a cherished wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend who leaves behind so many who will miss her terribly. For many years, Amy worked with the League of Women Voters in Westchester County, then became the Executive Director of the New York City League. She left to accompany her husband on his assignments to Geneva and Vienna. When they returned after several years abroad, she continued to play an active role in the organization. Her husband, Denis, is the Director of Operations for the Human Resources Office of the United Nations. She is survived by her husband Denis, her parents Charles and Ruth Batterman, her brother Henry Batterman and her sister Nora Campbell, her daughters Ann Pollak, Grace Rice and Sarah Beissel, and her granddaughter Anastasia Pollak.


William Beedle
March 15, 1944-September 17, 2012

William Beedle

Message from Bill’s “SO”, Barbara Bryan: “On September 17, 2012, Bill had enjoyed his morning tea and was reading one of the many books that he had "going" at the same time. He told me that he was feeling light-headed and started to have difficulty breathing. I called 911 and the paramedics were here almost immediately because they are about 1/2 mile away. They were taking him out to the ambulance when I told him that I loved him and would see him in a few minutes at the hospital. I didn't know that I would never see him again. He waved to the neighbors and was talking to the paramedics while on the way to the hospital when his heart stopped and all resuscitation efforts, both in the ambulance and then at the hospital, were ineffective. He had no history of any heart disease and was never ill. He was looking forward to our vacation to Oregon to visit Prue and then to a knee replacement in the fall. He lived every day to the fullest, enjoyed being with his friends, having dinner at his favorite restaurant, reading an unending stream of books, traveling, but most of all he just enjoyed being at home, content to cook simple meals, work on his computer, reading and visiting with neighbors who dropped in. He had a full life and will be missed by all whose life he touched.”

Below is Bill’s Life Story as he had intended it to appear in this book: I went to Bowdoin (A.B., 1966), Rutgers (MBA, 1968) and Columbia (post-MBA, teaching) after BHS. The teaching did not last long, so I started a career in finance/investments in 1972. The companies that have tolerated me over the years include Allied Chemical, Warner Lambert, Monsanto, Sandoz and a couple of health care startups. I married, finally, in 1988; very sadly, my wife died in 1996 after a tough fight with cancer. I retired in 1992 to help her and enjoy the years we had, and have not worked since. My activities over the past twenty years have centered on volunteering, which I still enjoy. Barbara, my SO, and I enjoy travel, healthy cooking, reading everything and planning the many good years ahead.


Joanne Brule
November 11, 1943-January 13, 1966

Joanne Brule

Written by her sister, Elizabeth Brule’ Farrell, on Jan. 13, 2015.

My sister was ten years older, so I looked up to her in how she dressed, what she said, how she took delight in answering the phone when a boy would call and invite her to a movie. We would often listen to records together and cry when the Beatle Paul McCartney sang, Yesterday.

She took great pleasure in sunbathing, strolling downtown Belmont to window shop with girlfriends, staying up late at pajama parties, and reading a good book.

For a few years she worked as a secretary in various companies after attending the Katherine Gibbs School. She had dreams of entering the fashion world as a designer, or becoming a nurse, since so many had been kind to her when she developed type1 diabetes and was insulin dependent, until her death from its complications. Often she would tip the scale of safety in favor of hanging out at Brigham’s Ice Cream Shop to laugh in the company of others she enjoyed.

She very much wished to find a career she could pursue, fall in love and have a family, but struggled with the gravity of her illness and the limits it placed upon her.

May the smile from her yearbook photo meet the eyes of others who once knew her and bring peace to her memory, for as I have lived my life, she has shared it with me all along the way.


Daniel Burns

Daniel Burns


John Burrill
November 14, 1943-March 29, 2009

John Burrill

From John’s Obituary: BURRILL, John D. Of Westford, formerly of Belmont, March 29, 2009. Executive Director of Massachusetts Youth Soccer, Lancaster, Mass. Veteran, USMC, Vietnam 1966-1970. Loving father of Amy Catherine Burrill of Boston. Beloved husband of Jill Hunter Burrill. Stepfather of Cassie Firenze and her husband, Angelo, of Belmont. Cousin of Donald Burrill and his wife, Nancy, of San Francisco, CA. Former husband of Nancy Burrill (Hurt). Also survived by many extended family and friends.

Comment by Paul Larkin: John was a teammate of mine in HS basketball and a terrific one, at that. Interestingly, I was thinking of him and where he might be just a few weeks ago when speaking with one of the other players. I lost touch with him many years ago unfortunately. We also worked together at the Quincy Market Warehouse in Watertown, thanks to his dad. There must be much to be proud of based on what the obit tells me, for the entire family, and I hope you all find peace in thinking about his influence on you.


Barry Carver
December 5, 1943-October 17, 2003

Barry Carver


Maria Catalano Rizzo
August 19, 1944-April 10, 2008

Maria Catalano Rizzo

Maria’s Obituary: Of Methuen, April 10, age 63, formerly of Belmont. Beloved wife of Stephen W. Rizzo. Loving mother of Christopher Rizzo & his wife, Dorothy of Methuen & Matthew S. Rizzo of Bristol, CT. Family and friends may call on Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., METHUEN, MA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica's Church, 214 Lawrence St., Methuen. Maria was our class secretary.


Thomas Connolly
July 29, 1942- February 29, 2004

Thomas Connolly


Charles Coughlan
August 9, 1944-July 21, 2007

Charles Coughlan

Wells, Maine -- Charles 'Chuck' Robert Coughlan, 62, of Atlantic Avenue, formerly of Belmont, Mass., and Chester, N.J., died Saturday, July 21, 2007, as the result of a tragic swimming accident.

Chuck was born Aug. 9, 1944 in Cambridge, Mass., the son of Charles H. and Alice (Norton) Coughlan. Chuck grew up in Belmont and graduated from Belmont High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and his MBA from UNH. He was a long time employee of AT&T and COO of consulting firm EMI of Boston. He married Joyce Geary in 1966 and was the proud father of their two sons, Tyler and David. Chuck and Joyce celebrated over 41 wonderful years together.

Chuck was happily retired at the age of 53 and he and Joyce settled in Wells Beach. Chuck enjoyed his days golfing, swimming and playing on the beach. He loved children and dedicated his life teaching, coaching, and helping them through sports, especially baseball, basketball, and football. He was an avid sports fan and never missed a Patriots, Red Sox, or Celtics game. Often times he would have company from the neighborhood kids who would drop by to enjoy the game with Chuck. He will be greatly missed by the kids at the beach.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Geary Coughlan; sons David Coughlan of Lancaster, Pa., and Tyler Coughlan of Newport Beach, Calif.; his sister Barbara Urbie of Mexico City, Mexico; granddaughters Maggie and Katie; and his nieces and nephews.


William Cronin
May 13th, 1944-

William Cronin

Loving son, father, grandfather, and brother
BILLERICA -- William (Bill) M. Cronin, 68, of Beverly Hills, FL by way of Billerica, MA, passed away on April 20th, after a short battle with brain cancer.
He was born in Boston, MA, May 13th, 1944, the son of the late Martin Cronin and survived by his mother, Alice Cronin (Poggi). Bill grew up in Roxbury and graduated from Belmont High-School.
Bill was employed by Pepsi-Cola for almost 40 years, and has enjoyed the past 10 years in retirement at his home in Beverly Hills, FL. Bill enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, fishing, building and flying his RC planes, gardening, following his favorite Boston sports teams, collecting guns and making his own ammunition etc. He was an excellent cook.
Besides his mother, Bill is survived by four children, Michael Cronin of Wilmington, MA; Kevin Cronin of Billerica, MA; Marcy Downer of Dracut, MA; and Courtney Cronin of San Diego, CA. as well as his sister, Patricia Burns; and four grandchildren.


David Dargie
July 11, 1944-March 9, 2001

David Dargie


Mary Ann Fasciano

Mary Ann Fasciano


David Forman
May, 1944-May 3, 2010

David Forman

From Marshalyn Kaufman: In May of 2010, our dear friend, Rabbi David J. Forman died. He was an actor, an author, a columnist, a scholar, a teacher, a husband, a father, a family man. David was the founder of Rabbis for Human Rights and boldly took risks to provoke changes and lead the fight against human rights abuses whenever he encountered them. David served with distinction as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces and spent his entire adult life as an activist...driven in the direction of the Circa 2010 pursuit of justice. He was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, the English language newspaper in Israel. David was the founding chairman of both the Jerusalem Council for Soviet Jewry and of the Cincinnati Council for Soviet Jewry. He proudly served as a member of the Israeli delegation to the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for laureates Yassar Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin.

All that being said, if you asked David what he was most proud of it would be his family...his beloved wife Judy, four daughters and their families, and the10 grandchildren (the last 3 born after his death)....

We, and in fact the world, lost a friend whose positive impress will be felt for generations to come.

Ed. Note: The link below is one of many references available on the internet regarding our classmate and friend, David Forman.

Read more here: http://forward.com/articles/127973/rabbi-david-forman--leading-human-rights-activis/


Philip Gustafson
October 30, 1944-January 13, 2012

Philip Gustafson

Published in The Boston Globe on January 22, 2012: GUSTAFSON, Phil Died peacefully in his home in San Jose on January 13, 2012. He was born in Boston on October 30, 1944, and raised in Belmont, Massachusetts. Following graduation from MIT, Phil moved to the Bay Area and spent the last thirty years or so in San Jose. After his retirement from Sun Microsystems, he dabbled with consulting services, and volunteered with Planned Parenthood. Phil was an amazing chef, a pretty decent musician, and collector of all sorts of informational tidbits. Through the internet, he maintained close and lasting friendships with people from all over the world.

He is remembered for his warmth and sense of humor, his portrayal of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, and the speed with which he could solve a Rubik's Cube. He is survived by brother Carl Gustafson of Port Washington, NY, sister Sally Evans of Flagstaff, Arizona, his Massachusetts cousins, and his niece and nephews. Donations in his name may be made to Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126.

From Michele Tepper’s Blog: Scott Herhold probably thought he had a great human-interest story. The sad tale of a San Jose man named Phil Gustafson who’d slowly retreated from the world, cut himself off from ties to people and the basics of everyday living, and died alone, unmissed and unmourned - well, it’s got pathos in bucketloads, the sort of story designed to make you stop for a moment over your morning coffee and appreciate the people in your life. Who could resist?

Except there’s a problem; the story isn’t so simple. In the networked world - a world first built by Phil and his generation of geeks - you can’t always tell who is alone, or even what being alone really means, quite so easily.

I first met Phil in 1994, over the Internet, in the hazy distant days when (to quote another member of that circle of friends) meeting people over the Internet wasn’t creepy, it was just weird. Before the Web, when geeks and nerds congregated on Usenet, we hung out together in alt.folklore.urban, a Usenet newsgroup dedicated to tracking and debunking urban legends. A lot of what Scott Herhold found out about Phil in his online search for who he’d been traces back to that community, right down to the quip in quotation marks in the sign-off, a subcultural marker the group regulars all used (here are some examples from my own posts). Usenet stopped being much other than spam and piracy a long time ago, but friendships are different: the alt.folklore.urban folks aren’t the only group of friends who still stay in touch. Phil and I attended weddings and funerals together, we’d both attended group get- togethers all over the country, and while we weren’t close friends, we had the familiarity only a long-shared community can provide. I hadn’t seen him in years, but I still tell stories in which he gets the last line. He had his demons, but he was fundamentally a good person, and I’m not the only person who felt the news of his passing like a kick in the chest.

Herhold’s article was published on the afternoon of January 18th. I don’t know when the first of Phil’s friends spotted it, but by the 19th, when I heard about it, there were comments on it from our mutual friends all over the world, testifying that Phil would not be either unmissed or unmourned. Herhold’s article noted that the coroner’s office was awaiting official identification; the alt.folklore.urban old- timers’ mailing lists pulled out every reference they could find to Phil’s brother and sister in the email archives, tracked them both down, and took on the awful task of informing the family, so at least they’d hear it from someone who cared about him.

To me, perhaps the most remarkable part of this story is that it’s totally unremarkable, and yet probably surprising at the same time. Online communities do remarkable things every day, from raising money for charity to fighting laws that threaten their existence to stopping someone from getting caught up in a sex trafficking ring. But we still don’t necessarily think or know how to look for someone’s online affiliations and community memberships.

Phil doesn’t fit our stereotype of the always-on “digital native”: he was a shy senior citizen. Herhold did go online to learn more about him, but Phil’s primary digital haunts - mailing lists and online poker games - are out of Google’s grasp. It’s true that for all of his online friends, Phil was only found because the mail and papers piled up outside his door - especially over the holiday season, when many people are offline visiting family and friends, his online silence wasn’t particularly notable. As the first generation of computer nerds who found their friends online age into their 60s and 70s, maybe we need a better system to let distant communities know when something is wrong. For now, though, I hope the outpouring has comforted his family, and maybe taught a columnist something about assuming too much in a human-interest piece.

One of our friends, writing from New Zealand, commented on the article, which dwelled on Phil’s isolation from his neighbors: phil was an early adopter of e-mail, usenet and other forms of on-line socialisation and he was a very social person on-line. he died with his computer on. why is there an assumption he was alone? most likely he had been socialising with someone just before falling asleep for the last time. is that not the most we can ask for? he lived in an age which allowed him to find a peer group of like minded people which spans the globe and travelled great distances to meet those people in person. i would say his horseshoe worked for him. he will be missed by many.


William Hodgdon
April 23, 1961

William Hodgdon

William Holman
September 2, 1941-May 9, 2008

William Holman

Bill’s Obituary from the Kennebec (ME) Journal:

READFIELD -- William A. "Bill" Holman, 66, of Torsey Shores Road died May 9, 2008, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, after a brief illness. He was born in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 2, 1941, the son of Phyllis (Thorne) Holman.

Bill was educated in Massachusetts and served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He was employed by Selmor Manufacturing of Lewiston as a cabinetmaker for six years. He was previously employed by Fire Safe Equipment of Lewiston as a fire suppression installer for many years, and by Union Carbide of Sudbury, Mass., for several years.

Bill was passionate about his oversight and role as harbormaster of Torsey Pond. He was protective of the wildlife, ensuring a safe habitat for the several loons and osprey that made Torsey Pond their home. Bill monitored the Torsey Dam to maintain proper water levels for the pond. His great love of fishing always brought a twinkle to his eye as he fished from his boat at Torsey Pond. Bill volunteered numerous hours with the conservation group.

A skilled craftsman, Bill took great pride in his cabinet making and numerous renovation projects. There are no known surviving relatives, but Bill had several caring friends. He had touched the hearts of so many friends and neighbors at Torsey Pond and would always offer help to anyone in need without ever expecting anything in return. He will be missed greatly.

A time to celebrate Bill's life will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 16, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to Torsey Pond Association, c/o Mike Pastore, Alden Road, Winthrop, ME 04364.

Condolences may be expressed via the funeral home Web site at www.plummerfh.com.


Charles Kirkpatrick
April 24, 1944-February, 1989

Charles Kirkpatrick


Beverly (Larson) Wheaton
September 17, 1944-January 18, 2013

Beverly Larson Wheaton

Beverly (Larson) Wheaton lived in Belmont and Barnstead, NH. She was the wife of Buddy Wheaton and mother of Laura and Jeffrey, and grandmother of Gabriella, and sister of Richard. She had many friends who speak highly of her work at the Town Hall, their conversations with her and her wonderful personality. Those of us who knew her at BHS will always remember her as a cherished friend.


Virginia Laverty
May 23, 1944-January 21, 2000

Virginia Laverty

Ginny’s daughter has shared some of her cherished memories of her mother. While she attended Winn Brook Elementary, like so many of us, she enjoyed being a Brownie. Ginny was always proud to have graduated from BHS and of her accomplishments there. She was especially proud to have been a cheerleader and her daughter still has her letter jacket. Ginny proudly displayed her cheerleading photos and diploma from BHS. After high school, Ginny continued her education at Boston University where she earned a degree in education. She and her husband went to Fort Defiance, AZ and Albuquerque, NM where Ginny taught special education until 1971 when her daughter was born. In 1971 they moved to Rochester, NY and in 1977 to Reston, VA where she lived out her life. A great joy to Ginny was seeing her daughter become a physician. She had two grandchildren. We join with them in believing that while Ginny is gone, she is not forgotten.


Bruce Lilligren
January 15, 1945-June 21, 1970

Bruce Lilligren

Obit from Belmont Herald, July 2, 1970: Bruce Putnam Lilligren, 25, of Warren, Vermont, a former well known Belmont youth, was fatally injured in an auto accident in Waitsfield, Vermont, on Sunday, June 21. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lilligren of 16 Chester Road.

Bruce was a member of the Class of 1962 at Belmont High School, where he was an active member of the Ski Club through which, he came to love Vermont.

While in high school he worked part-time here at the Herald where he was extremely popular and well liked by all.

He attended Boston University and was affiliated with One Hundred Realty Corporation. He was a member of the Vermont National Guard and the Sugar Bush Ski Patrol.

In addition to his parents, he leaves his wife, Cathy, and son, Chase.

Funeral services were held at the Federated Church, Warren, Tuesday, June 23, with burial in that town.


Stephen Loftus
April 7, 1943- December 16, 2007

Stephen Loftus


Richard McArdle
June 20, 1944-October 6, 2010

Richard McArdle

Richard A. McArdle, 66, of Londonderry, NH, died Wednesday October 6, 2010, in Saints Medical Center, Lowell, MA. Mr. McArdle was born in Miami, FL on June 20, 1944, son of the late Donald and Grace (Mills) McArdle. He had been a resident of Londonderry for over 30 years. Mr. McArdle grew up in Boston and Belmont, MA. While studying at Loyola University, his classes were held in Rome for one year. Destiny brought him together with Alice Hairabedian, who was studying art in Rome at the Academy of Fine Arts. They spent a wonderfully cultured year together exploring Rome and enjoying its art, music, museums and churches. Mr. McArdle returned to the United States to finish his last year of college at Boston University. In 1965 he journeyed to Jerusalem to propose to Alice and on September 23, 1965 they were married in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Latin Church of St. Saviour. He then brought his bride back to this beautiful country and together had a wonderful life and wonderful family. Mr. McArdle was a cultured, dignified and refined gentleman from the beginning of his life to the end.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years; Alice (Hairabedian) McArdle of Londonderry, two sons; Bruce McArdle and his wife Laura of N. Reading, MA, Robert McArdle of Lexington, KY, twin grandchildren; Jake and Jessica McArdle, a sister; Donna Carney and her husband Rick of Cape Cod, MA; a brother; Scott McArdle of Hudson, NH; two nieces; Elizabeth and Katherine; two nephews; Jared and Ian and a cousin; Diane DeFranzo of Massachusetts.


Kevin McAuliffe
January 18, 1942-November 23, 1998

Kevin McAuliffe


Joan McDonough

Joan McDonough


Albert Musto
May 11, 1944-May 13, 2002

Albert Musto


Coral O’Brien

Coral O'Brien


Joseph Orsini
May 9, 1944-June 25, 1993

Joseph Orsini

Message from Jay’s wife, Susan Darney (BHS ’62) Orsini: “Jay had a life "well-lived".

After high school, Jay attended and graduated from Northeastern University. His 'formal education', combined with his innate diversity of interests, led him on an eclectic professional path.

Jay and I married in 1970 after a 'whirlwind' eight-year courtship that began on a beautiful day, on a beautiful beach in early June 1962. (Do you all remember our 'class trip'?)

Jay's family was his #1 priority. We were blessed with four great 'kids' (one of whom has given us a grandson) and we traveled 'our world' together never straying very far from home nor from our extended families and friends.

Jay's greatest gift was that he was a 'people person', and he shared that gift with everyone who came into his life.

You can be sure that the many friends and family whose lives he touched, when they think of him, they remember a great guy, a great husband and father with a 'contagious' smile and 'laughing' eyes and they, too, are smiling.”


Marilyn Petrino Geary
February 21, 1945-July XX, 1985

Marilyn Petrino Geary


George Scarfo
April 19, 1944-August 4, 1991

George Scarfo


John Schmid
May 20, 1944-December 25, 1997

John Schmid


AnnMarie E. (Skelley) Carey
1945-May 11, 2017

Annmarie Skelley

Annmarie E. (Skelley) Carey passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The beloved wife of the late David E. Carey, who passed away in 2014, she was 72 years old.

Annmarie was born in Cambridge. She was the daughter of the late William and Edna Skelley. She was raised and educated in Cambridge and Belmont. Annmarie was a graduate of Belmont high school. It was while in high school she would meet her future husband David Carey. They were high school sweet hearts and married in 1964. They lived in Westbrook Maine for a few years and then settled in Burlington in 1973 where they would raise their three sons; Robert, Thomas, and Daniel.

Annmarie was an excellent homemaker and mother. She was always there for her children whenever they needed her, no matter the time or the place. She was their biggest fan. She had a wonderful life with her husband David who passed away unexpectedly in 2014. Annmarie and David enjoyed vacationing together and most especially loved their trips to Bermuda. When her children were old enough, Annmarie returned to work. She carved out a career by working for many years in the Video Teleconference Department at MITRE in Bedford. She loved her job and made many friendships.

In 2006 Annmarie and David retired to an over 55 community in Amherst, New Hampshire. Annmarie had a nice circle of friends in the community and enjoyed going out to lunch, taking long walks and just being with her friends. Annmarie was blessed to see the birth of her four grandchildren Justin, Conor, Emma, and Dillon who brought great joy to her life. Annmarie will be remembered as a caring, generous and loving wife, mother and nana. Annmarie was the beloved wife of the late David E. Carey. Loving mother of Robert & his wife Stacey of Sturbridge, Thomas & his wife Cara of Lincoln and Daniel & his wife Marin of Burlington. Proud Nana of Justin, Conor, Emma & Dillon. Sister of Barbara Skelley of Belmont, William Skelley & his wife Linda of Belmont, Cathleen Mullins & her husband Kevin of Waltham, and the late Mary Elizabeth Skelley.


Edward Sevene
February 12, 1944-May 6, 2000

Edward Sevene


Denis Sintiris
November 25, 1942-February 12, 1999

Denis Sintiris


Karen Smith

Karen Smith


Mark Spector
November 30, 2015

Mark Spector

Spector, Mark Of Burlington, MA, on November 28, 2015. Beloved husband of Carol (Grossman) Spector. Devoted father of Neil Spector, and Scott Spector and his wife Andrea. Loving grandfather of Jordan, Aaron and Susannah Spector. Dear brother of Brenda Cheifetz and her husband Michael, and Myrna Lief and her husband Mark. Services at Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington St., Burlington, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:00 am.Following interment at B'nai Brith Cemetery, Peabody, a memorial observance will be held at his residence until 9:00 pm Tuesday, and Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284.


Charles Starr
August, 1980

Charles Star


Chris Stathas

Chris Stathas

Chris G. Stathas, 68, of Rocky Hill, passed away on Thursday, (November 17, 2011), after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was the loving husband to Jacqueline Tardif-Stathas, and adorned father to Joyce Amato and Jill Krueger. Chris was an incredibly kind and generous soul with a youthful love for life that was infectious to all around him. Born and raised as an altar boy in the Greek church in Massachusetts, Chris shared his love for the Red Sox with his mother Pat, and three sisters. Chris loved nothing more than to be surrounded by those he loved. Inspired by his Grandfather, many of Chris' recipes, in addition to those wonderful family times, will live on in our memories for years to come. Chris loved his family with all of his heart and he will be deeply missed by all of those who knew him.


David Washken
September 11, 1944-January 6, 2009

David Washken

David’s obituary in the Boston Globe: WASHKEN, David J. Of Hyannis, formerly of Belmont, Jan. 26. Beloved son of Ruth K. (Knapp) Melendy of Chatham and the late Dr. Edward Washken. Dear and devoted father of Noah Edward Washken of Belmont and Veronica Jill Gilton of CA. Loving grandfather of Lucy Gilton and Kayla Jean Washken. Former husband of Joyce Dane and best friend and former husband of Deborah Washken.

From Geoff Headley: David and I were close friends from high school days up to the end. We would often get together when I would come up to Boston for visits. I remember one day in 1995 we were on the phone when I was living in Florida, and our discussion turned to our BHS yearbook. I opened mine and noticed that he had never signed mine for some unknown reason. On my next visit to Boston I brought my yearbook along and had him sign it, thirty-three years later. We remained close, and I’m so glad to have had an upbeat phone conversation with him just 3 weeks before his demise. Our 50 years of friendship will be fondly remembered.



Despite our best efforts to locate all of the members of the BHS class of 1962, there were still a few whom we could not find. The 17 classmates below comprise only about 5% of our senior class. While a 95% success rate after a 50 year interval is an amazing result, we would like to be able to determine the status of all 311 members of our BHS senior class. So, as we requested in the previous chapter, if any reader can provide additional details about any of our missing classmates, please share your information with us through either a member of the Reunion Planning Committee or by contacting the website administrator



  • Mary Armour
  • Mary Ellen Banden
  • Carol Cook Meadovsky
  • Katherine Doyle
  • Mary DiPietro Menard
  • Geraldine Foy Stone
  • Nancy Johnson Fulson
  • Barbara King Foster
  • Lillian LaForest
  • Catherine Looney
  • Robert McCormick
  • Paul Meadows
  • Diane Murphy Crawford
  • Robert O'Conner
  • Ernie Reid
  • Marcia Welch West
  • Virginia White