Wednesday, February 26, 2014


For any of you who visited between 2/25/14 and 2/16/14, be advised that a post made on 2/25 was SPAM and not made by me.  It has since be removed.

Monday, May 03, 2010

It's a Reunion Year

2010 marks 35 years since graduation, can you believe it? Who's planning on attending this time?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

In Memoriam - Steve Macintosh

Paula DellaRosa Durao notes that today's Hartford Courant contained an obituary that our friend and classmate Steve Macintosh passed away in Florida at the age of 52.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Remembering Graduation

Here are a couple of images from our graduation courtesy of Elaine Carvalho Murphy.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Got Photos?

Dear EHHS Class of '75 friends. I'm looking for you to share some of your photographs from your time at EHHS. Share your photos of fun, fashion, and friends so that we can really embarrass ourselves in front of our children and grandchildren!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Renewed Connections

Thanks to Facebook I heard from two more classmates today: Brian Battles and Alvin Ashlaw.

If you have a Facebook account look me up. It would be great to hear from more of you.


Friday, July 27, 2007

'75 Turns 50 Party - West Coast Edition?

A mini-reunion occurred on July 22 when Elaine Murphy popped into L.A. with her son Chris at that start of their California vacation.

Sig and Elaine caught up with each other at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood (well actually its at Universal City Walk). Elaine and her son Chris flank Roberta and Sig in the photo below.

Anyone else planning a trip to Southern California?

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Class Party & Celebration

Fellow Hornets are you 50 or turning 50 this year? Do you want to share this milestone with your classmates? Then here's a party for you...

EHHS Class of '75 turns 50
August 10, 2007 from 7 pm to midnight
at the Veterans Memorial Clubhouse (Hilltop), East Hartford, CT

$20 per person, BYOB. Pizza and setups are provided.

RSVP by August 1st and send checks payable to EHHS Class of '75 to:

Jill (Parizo) Rippington
2 Arrowhead Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033

via email: or
via phone:
Teresa Leone Russo at 224-0449 or
Susan (McCarthy) Kickery at 569-8184

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

MS Bike Ride 2007

Elaine "Carvahlo" Murphy is participating again this year's Multiple Sclerosis Bike Ride and needs your support. Click here to visit her personal page and make your pledge! Who knows, you might even find the motivation to participate in an MS Bike Ride near you.

Or, do you have a favorite charity you want this Blog to promote? If, post a comment and we'll try to help out.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Carol Ann Garrison Where Are You?

Mary Goode Martin and her twin sister Ann Goode Quinn are looking for Carol Ann Garrison. If anyone from the Class of '75 has a current lead on her where abouts, please let them know through this website.


Sunday, December 17, 2006

Before Photos

Although I've misplaced my high school yearbook, Elaine Carvalho Murphy still has her's. So thanks to Elaine here are a few "before pictures". If you would like to help create an EHHS Class of '75 Before and After photo gallery, drop me a line with your scanned image or digital photo in jpeg (jpg) format.
Here's Sig's before photo, and my after is by clicking on my name link in the sidebar. Speaking of sides, how about those wicked sideburns and photogray glasses? Luckily the glasses and sideburns are now gone. Unfortunately so is some of the hair and the waistline.

Here's Elaine's before photo. Look below in the post on the "Spirit of Giving" for her current photo.

Recently, we've heard from Paul Secker, so here's his before photo too.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hello From Paul Secker

As Mark Twain so eloquently put it, "rumors of my death are greatly exagerated (or premature, or something like that)." I haven't seen anyone in over 31 years, so I'm trying to make up for lost time here. I'd love to hear from anyone from the old crew. My email address is: pesecker01 at snet dot net. I hope to hear from yourself and others soon.
All the best,
Paul Secker
Class of 1975

Editor's note: I've converted Paul's email address into a format that is not readable by SPAM bots. If you would like to send him an email just type the information without any spaces and replace the words "at" and "dot" with their equivalent symbols.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In the News

Our EHHS reunion Blog was in the news earlier this year. If you want to read about other reunion Blogs and a bit about this one by Jessica Berthold of The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.

The article points out some interesting uses for a reunion Blog so let me know if any of them sound interesting to you.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

About Elaine's MS Ride


Thank you all for sponsoring Chris and I. Together we raised $1770 to help find a cure for MS. The ride was long and tough but we always remembered that living with MS is a lot more difficult. We didn't get a photo when we reached Myrtle Beach, we were so excited to get a hot shower and food! This photo was taken at the Darlington Speedway after we took our victory lap.

Thank you all so much for your support. We look forward to the 2007 Breakaway to the Beach.


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Monday, September 11, 2006

Maureen Christ Bordeaux - Where Are You?

April Fentiman Smith is looking to reconnect with Maureen Christ Bordeaux. April saw a reunion night photo with Maureen in it. If you know how to get in touch with Maureen, contact me and I'll pass the information along.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Spirit of Giving

Elaine Carvalho Murphy can use your help raising funds to end the devasting disease of Multiple Sclerosis. Here is an excerpt from a recent email from her:

"I definately need sponsors for the MS 150 [Breakaway to the Beach Bike Tour Saturday, September 16]. People can sponsor me by doing an on line pledge. All they need to do is go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpage and then link to me. I am riding for the Bolt Brothers Bee team. That is how Gail sponsored me. All riders are required to get $200 minimum in pledges before the ride. It is quite an event. Approximately 2000 riders arrive in Darlington SC to finish the ride to Myrtle Beach SC. Riders start in either Columbia, SC, Monroe, NC or Rockingham NC. We are leaving from Rockingham. I'm really excited about the ride. I will also be a red bandana rider. The bandana riders wear a red bandana autographed by the person with MS that they are riding for."

You can pledge clicking here to SPONSOR ELAINE

Please join your EHHS Class of '75 classmates Gail Dineen Bergeler and Sig Dellhime in sponsoring her.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006

Your Suggestions Needed

Attention EHHS Class of 1975 Classmates
We're looking for your input to help make this Blog more interesting and entertaining. Let us know what is new in your life or tell us if you are looking for someone in particular.

If you have your own website or other place on the Internet (e.g., Yahoo 360, MySpace, etc.) that you wish to share with your classmates, add a post or a comment to this Blog.

We hope to hear from you soon.


Monday, April 17, 2006

Reunion Blog - the word spreads

If you are visiting this site because you read about it in the Allentown Morning Call, welcome.

This is a simple little site with a simple purpose. Our purpose is to help our classmates reunite, rejoice, and remember. We do not aspire to receive millions of viewer hits, just to reach our friends from the East Hartford High School graduating class of 1975.

Enjoy you visit to this site and please add a comment to let us know you were here.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

1970's Fads, Fashions, and other Faux Pas

How well do you remember the 1970's? Were you a victim of times jumping on every new fad or trend? Or were you stuck in the 1960's? Here are some fads I can think of from the early to middle 1970's.
  • Platform shoes - yep, I owned a pair in our school colors, blue & white.

  • Pet rocks - can you say, "sit, stay, play dead?"

  • Skirts - did you have trouble making up your mind between mini, medi, or maxi lenght?

  • 8 Track Tapes - damn, where did I put my copy of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road?

  • Glasses - plastic or wire rimmed? If you were like me you compromised and had plastic wire rimmed glasses.

  • Hair - yes, we had hair. What was your favorite style?

  • Let me know your favorite fad or trend and I'll add it here.


    Monday, January 23, 2006

    A New Blog Team Member

    I am pleased to announce that Elaine Carvalho Murphy agreed to join me in running this Blog. She's been a big supporter from the beginning. She's also a regular contributor of thoughts and materials.

    Welcome Elaine!

    Saturday, January 21, 2006

    A Blast from the Past - 2

    Before there was a program called "That 70's Show" there were those of us who actually lived it and wore the clothes!

    Elaine Carvahlo Murphy sent along the following message.

    "Here are more photos. I think the last picture is of Roy Ryzak, Paul
    Cullen and Doug Cleary. Everyone looked great on dress up day. Bob
    Jarow took these pictures. We lived in the same neighborhood but I
    don't remember how or why he gave them to me. They've been sitting in my yearbook."

    As always, your help in identifying who is in a picture is greatly needed and appreciated.

    In the first picture are Susan McCarthy Kickery, Teresa Leone Russo, and Debbie Cushman perhaps showing their fashion sense on Senior Clash Day.

    In this Senior Dress Up Day photo, we've identified Bill Curry, MaryBeth Tully, and Chuck Holmes. Can anyone help finish identifying our unamed subjects? Spiffy coat you've got their Bill!

    Straw hat, oversized sunglasses, sport coat and tie - hmm, quite fashionable. But who is making this sartorial statement and why? Is it a collision between Senior Clash Day and Senior Dress Up Day?

    Roy Ryzak, Paul
    Cullen and Doug Cleary sharing a moment in the Library.


    Friday, January 20, 2006

    A Blast from the Past - 1

    Elaine Carvalho Murphy sent along a couple of senior year photos. Below are Kevin Haberen, Sig Dellhime, and Louis MacNaughton adding a touch of class to the Senior Class lunch tables.

    I'll post the second (and personally embarrassing) photo another time.


    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    Old Photos - Redux

    Or is it "retouch?" A couple of days ago I got an email from Elaine Carvalho Murphy regarding some old high school photos she came across. She's not sure how she ended up with them, but she intends to scan them. Once scanned, she promises to send them to me for posting on the Blog.

    I can't wait. As I mentioned to her, somehow I managed to survive high school (and college for that matter) without taking any pictures so I am anxiously awaiting her photos...


    Saturday, January 07, 2006

    Old Photos?

    Do you have any high school photos you want posted with this Blog? I'd be glad to add them.


    Wednesday, December 28, 2005

    Remembering the 70's - Top 10 Music

    Click on the following link to see a listing of the top ten songs from 1970 to 1979:
    How many of them do you remember? How many do you still have on LP, Cassette, or 8 Track?

    Wednesday, December 07, 2005

    Finding "Lost" Classmates

    Are you looking for a "lost" classmate? Post your Missing Persons Bulletin on this Blog.

    Personally, I'm looking for folks like Brian Battles, Richard Davis, and Kevin Haberen - to name a few.

    I've heard from Wanda Lieteau Evans. If you want to give her a shout out, let me know and I pass along the message.

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    Reunion Pictures - Part III

    Here are a few more pictures from the reunion, I'll add captions later.

    Here is Bill Curry and his wife Gabe.

    One of my former next door neighbors John Bussiere ('74) and his wife Judy.

    If you have any pictures you wish to add, let me know. I'd be glad to post them.

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    Sunday, December 04, 2005

    In Memoriam

    Let us never forget those classmates who are no longer with us.

    We honor the following classmates and keep their memory alive:
    • Gary Bliven
    • Michael Bosse
    • Nelson Cabral
    • Margaret Foley Tamburrino
    • Mark Plourde
    • Brian Riley
    • Thaddeus Verchinski
    • Kyriakos "Richard" Yamalis
    It is not an easy or enjoyable task to maintain this final High School Honor Roll, but it is our noblesse oblige. Please help keep this list current so that we may properly remember our departed classmates.

    Noblesse oblige - If one is capable of doing a task to benefit another, one is obliged to do so.

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    Friday, December 02, 2005

    Who Came (or should have come)

    Here is a list of everyone from the Class of 1975 who made a reservation to attend the Reunion. A few of the people who made reservations were unable attend at the last moment, but their names are included here regardless.

    Sue Agnew Coburn & Timothy, Gregory Baldi & Angela LaMarca ('76), Brian Bansemer, Gary & Fran Barrett, Jane Blomfield Goslin, Brian Battles, Zoenn Bezzini Durkin, Patricia Brunelle, Noreen Chiaradia, Dana Christensen, Cheryl Cianci, Bill Currie & Gabe, Sandi Manuck Darna & Dave, Sigmund Dellhime & Roberta, Gail Dineen Bergeler & Rolf, Roxanne Donofrio McCann & Bill, Suzanne Donofrio Bronson & Mike, Donna Doran McMullan, Denise Dube Delsie & Jim, MaryBeth Fahey, Gene Flenke & Jolene Donofrio, Wayne Flenke & Kathy, JoAnn Fortier Thompson, Carol Fournier Keena & Kevin, Jean Geary Gagne & Mike, Audrey Garabedian & Ed Urbanik, Kevin Greer & Lynn, Doreen Grivois Clapis & Jerry, Chuck Holmes & Louise Ranney ('74), Greg Kapa & Cathy, Sue McCarthy Kickery & Kevin, Kevin Lane & Gail Maximino, Marylou Larson Onidi & Raymond, John Leblanc Jr. & Lisa, John Lemire & Bonnie Smith ('76), Teresa Leone Russo & Sal, Jeanne Pasquaretta Littlefield & Bob, George Lizotte & Tammie Graham, Louis MacNaughton, John Masse & Sue Mather, Cindy McCue Prue, Brenda Morse Risley & Dennis Coughlin, Mark Passeri & Cheryl Burdick, John Presutti & Gwendolyn Quezaire, Steve Prutz & Patti Lockwood, Roy Ryzak & Laura, Timothy Simoes & Joan, Sue Tyska, and MaryAnn Zawilinski.

    If there are any corrections to this list, please let me know.

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    Reunion Pictures - Part II

    More pictures and the same sad excuse for not labelling them and for why you may look blurry.... Don't forget, you can always click on a picture to see a larger version.

    Here's one picture I can label - that's me and my wife Roberta.

    Here's Louis MacNaughton and my wife with Tim Simoes and his wife Joan (and no, my wife doesn't have a drinking problem, she's holding my drink and hers).
    Entertainment was provided by the Glamour Girls.
    I have more photos if anyone is interested (no, not of the Glamour Girls, of Reunion attendees). Let me know if you want me to try and post more.

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    Reunion Pictures - Part I

    Here are some pictures from the Reunion. Since I've never been all that swift with names, you can help by identifying the individuals in the pictures. Now before anyone complains about how they look in a picture, just remember there was an open bar...

    In the first picture are from left to right Roxanne Donofrio McCann and Suzanne Donofrio Bronson

    Susan McCarthy Kickery shares a moment with Aldo ('74) & Joyce Mazzadra

    Facing the camera from left to right are Bonnie Smith Lemire '76, Lori Crispino Esposito '76 and her husband Mark. Roxanne Donofrio McCann and Mark Greer have their backs to the camera.

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    Friends Reunited

    I'm happy to note that Elaine Carvalho Murphy and Gail Dineen Bergeler were able to reconnect the other day. I'm also pleased that this Blog played a role in process.

    From left to right is Rolf Bergeler, Gail Dineen Bergeler, Maureen Christ Bordeaux, and JoAnn Fortier Thompson .

    Are you looking to reconnect with someone too? Add a post to this Blog or drop me a line. I will keep your contact information confidential (i.e., I won't post it for the world to see).

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    Saturday, November 26, 2005

    Future Reunions

    The Reunion is over, but if you didn't receive an invitation, don't take it personnally. The Classess of '74, '75, and '76 are always looking for "lost" classmates. If you wish to be found you can send a note to Sue McCarthy Kickery at:

    38 Bancroft Road
    East Hartford, CT 06118

    If email is your thing, then send me a message through this Blog and I'll pass it along. Thanks to SpamIdiots, I've had to remove Sue's email address from the Blog.

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    Last Night's Reunion

    Just a quick morning after note to say I had a good time at last night's reunion. I took a some pictures and I'll try to post some soon. I'll also try to include a list of paid attendees (there were a few who paid and weren't able to attend - Brian Battles where were you?).

    Feel free to share your thoughts on the Reunion.

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    Monday, October 10, 2005

    A link to this Blog

    You can now find a link to this Blog at East Hartford High School's Alumni Contact webpage. The link is: