Combined Class Reunion held at Little Falls HS


LITTLE FALLS:  The combined classes of Little Falls High School and St. Mary’s Academy conducted a 55-year reunion during the 2012 Canal Celebration.

The planning committee consisted of Peter Adasek, David Blovat and Evelyn (Miller) Blovat, of Little Falls High School, and Nancy (Bonnani) Tretolla and Denise (Sullivan) Moore, of St. Mary’s Academy.

Over 30 alumni, spouses, and guests attended several events, starting with a banquet on August 10 at the Knights Inn of Little Falls. Dr. Nicholas Dan Richie, former senior class president at Little Falls High School, served as master of ceremonies.  Messages were read from alumni as well as from Leon Kreger, former class advisor at the high school, and Don Musella, former Little Falls High School band director.  A memorial service took place before dinner for deceased classmates.  Mildred (Pupchek) Lowe and her husband, Rod, distributed color photographs and prints depicting early Little Falls scenes plus ‘antique’ Valley View Restaurant matches as gifts to attendees.

The next evening, a second event took place at the historic home of Peter Adasek, the Old Stone Schoolhouse on Church Street.  A buffet dinner was served.

Attendees at theses events represented the states of New York, Colorado, Florida and Missouri.

Attendees from Little Falls High School included Johan (Brown) Green, Diana (Coons) Collins, Nicholas Dan Richie, Pat (Paracka) Frascatore and husband John, Jessie (Moyer) Debus and husband Walter, Bob Kaine, Louis Colangelo, Dorothy (Baum) Sargent, Judy (Casadonte) McDowell, George Clingen, Millie (Pupcheck) Lowe and huband Rod, Burrell Fisher and wife Martha, Peter Adasek and fianc?e Sun Creecy, Judy Agrelius, Eleanor (Bundyk) Ochar and sister Elaine McEvoy, Dominick Colangelo and wife Carolyn, Paul Panik and wife Chris, Bill Graudons, Dave and Evelyn (Miller) Blovat, Marilyn (Mucica) Wood and husband Harold.

St. Mary’s Academy attendees included Nancy (Bonnani) Tretola, Eleanor (Grande) Karpowich, Marilyn (Dunn) George, Denise (Sullivan) Moore and husband John, John Lawyer and wife Joann.