NEWBURYPORT — The Newburyport High School class of 1946 held its 67th reunion at Bradford Tavern in Rowley on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Following the invocation, a business meeting followed. Letters received from fellow classmates who were not able to attend this year were read and enjoyed by all. There was a moment of silence and prayer in honor of classmates who passed away this past year; Former Mayor George H. Lawler Jr., Marjorie Dort DeCarli, Doris Bateman Burke, and Mary Staats Jeminez.
Class president Byron Matthews announced that Elaine Marie Burke was the recipient of the Doris Bateman Burke scholarship for $500 and the class of 1946 scholarship for $500 was awarded to Tyler Cusack, both were members of the 2013 graduating class at Newburyport High School. Notes from Elaine and Tyler were read, each thanking the class for their gifts. Also, in keeping with a recommendation from the Reunion Committee, classmates voted to send a check for $200 to the Pettengill House.
The members of the class approved the Treasurer’s Report prepared by Leon Chetsas as well as the Secretary’s Report given by Emma Morris.
Following the meeting, a wonderful luncheon was served. The annual fundraising raffle was conducted by members of the committee. The raffle provides funds for class scholarships and other worthy causes.
Classmates were led by Lillian Aurslanian Walker in the singing of the “Alma Mater” as well as “God Bless America.” Leon Chetsas gave the Benediction at the close of the program.
Classmates and guests in attendance were; Lillian Aurslanian Walker, Eleanor Woodman, Charles Ayers and wife Renne, Dawn Buswell Savage, Lillian Carmody Hills, Leon Chetsas and wife Anna, Evelyn Dumont Jamrog, and sister Doris, Saul Katz, Joyce Kneeland Purington and husband Percy, Edward J. Lojko, Byron Matthews and wife Helen, Cornelia McGregor Berard, Donald Miller, Emma Morris Andrews and husband George, Elisabeth Ann Reilly Bourgoin, Theresa Robichaud Wells, Frank Sullivan and wife Raylene, Stanley Jancewicz and wife Jennie, John Hirsch, Peggy Brown Kelleher and husband Paul, Anna Bayko Szymura and son Adrian, Julia Carey O’Connor, and Frances Kelleher Ronan.