Class of 1961: 50th Reunion
Thursday, August 11 through Saturday, August 13, 2011
The LFHS and SMA classes of 1961 held a joint 50th class reunion on August 11, 12 and 13 to coincide with the annual Canal Days in Little Falls. Our kick-off event was a cocktail party hosted at the home of our classmate, Joe DeLorenzo, where everyone became reacquainted and shared stories of high school days and life over the last 50 years. Although our class has been having informal yearly reunions since it’s 41st reunion, several events were planned for our 50th.
On Friday, Joe DeLorenzo took several classmates on a walking tour of Little Falls starting at the high schools we attended and other highlights of the City that have taken place since graduation 50 years ago. Following the annual Canal Days parade, many classmates and spouses attend an informal social at the Knights Inn to reminisce about bygone days.
After celebrating Mass at Holy Family Parish in memory of all 1961 graduates, we all gathered later that evening at Beardslee Manor for our celebration of 50 years since graduation. The ambience of Beardslee Manor was perfect for dinner and talk, starting with a cocktail hour and finishing with a family style meal.
In total, 56 classmates and spouses attended the various events held during this three day period. Classmates traveled from Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Mexico and Canada and several, of course, from various parts of New York State.
Those attending from LFHS were:
Chuck & Gail Balderston
Dick & Karen Brown
Virginia Cramer and husband, Roger
Sandy Dudik and husband, Dick
Bob & Lynn George
Linda Kula and husband, John
Mary Jo Lucas and husband, Pete
George & Stella Mang
Sandy Marosek and husband, Roger
Joe & Carol Palowich
Roy & Rosanne Ritchie
Lee & Marilyn Schrader
Those attending from St. Mary’s were:
Bill & Lois Drumm
Jane Pinto and husband, Louis
Herm & Kathy Schwasnick
Joan Pawluk and husband, John
Donna Bronson and husband, Henry
Contact: Dick Brown, email@example.com for more information