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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Sandy Harlow  5/15
•   Harry Day  5/14
•   Barbara Scott (Rose)  5/3
•   Karen Santry  4/30
•   Charlene Gullette (Van Ness)  4/26
•   Chip Hall  4/1
•   Debbie Dean (Manasse)  3/22
•   Winston Gayler  3/6
•   Dennis Richards  3/5
•   Lauren Holt  2/7
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WHERE WE LIVE


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2 live in Arizona
8 live in California
3 live in Colorado
18 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
10 live in Florida
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Maine
3 live in Maryland
9 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Missouri
6 live in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
7 live in New York
9 live in North Carolina
3 live in Oregon
5 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
5 live in Texas
6 live in Vermont
7 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Nova Scotia
1 lives in Austria
1 lives in France
1 lives in Switzerland
237 location unknown
39 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Nancy Drinkwater (Padjen)  5/16
•   Linda Hartley  5/16
•   Brian Kelsey  5/29
•   Ed McMahon  5/31
•   Page Eberstadt (Snow)  6/1
•   Pamela Alt (Putney)  6/8
•   Christopher Diel  6/12

MISSING CLASSMATES


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NCHS CLASS OF 1966

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April 22 Letter from Harry Day and Reunion Planning Team

Dear NCHS 1966 Classmates,

We hope you are doing well as we all move through the final stages of COVID-19 and restart normalcy in our lives. 

Our Reunion Committee is excited to be moving forward with the plans for our 55th Reunion, scheduled for the weekend of September 17-19. As a reminder, these will be highlighted by a Friday evening gathering at the Hilton at the Route 7 exit on the Merritt Parkway, and a Saturday evening dinner-dance at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. We will also be able to gather at the home of Harry Day in North Stamford for a light lunch on a drop-in basis on Saturday, leaving the rest of the day free for on-your-own exploration of the places in and around New Canaan might attract your attention.

While the precise amount may vary depending on the final level of attendance, we currently expect that the total weekend fee (exclusive of drinks at the Friday and Saturday evening venues, which will be on a “cash bar” basis) will be in the neighborhood of $165 per person. We also expect to offer an “on your own” getaway brunch on Sunday for those who may be interested..

As for accommodations, we have reserved three 20-room blocks at each of the Hilton, Marriott and Even hotels at the Merritt Route 7 North exit (at rates of $119, $109 and $99 per night respectively).

We are mindful and appreciative of concerns that you may have regarding remnants of the COVID virus that may be with us five months from now, and our committee's unanimous decision was based on confidence in being able to gather safely and joyfully, bolstered particularly by two factors: 

  1. Connecticut is way ahead of most States in the vaccination process (ranked 3rd out of 50); I personally got my second shot more than a month ago along with other seniors, and vaccinations have now scaled all the way down to age 16 in time for High School graduations. Our State is quickly on the path toward "Herd Immunity" and may be the first to achieve it.
  2. Second, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, of which I am the President and which is the site of our Saturday evening celebration, is already hosting events and has proven its ability to comply with federal, state and local protocols.  We will, of course, comply with any such protocols still in effect in September.

We believe that our 55th Reunion is the perfect opportunity to reunite, have a great time, and say goodbye to the depressing COVID experience we have all had to endure one way or another.

Given that we are just five months away, we need your important input now as to whether you are interested in attending.  Many of you responded several months ago, but it will be helpful to reconfirm, given the COVID circumstances that have burdened us in the interim.

In order to finalize our reunion plans we need to hear from you. Please e-mail Harry Day (HDay481948@aol.com) by the end of April. Your response can be as simple as Yes, Maybe, or No.  Y's and M's should be coupled with a 1 (if you will or may be attending solo) or a 2 (if your spouse or significant other will or may be attending as well). We also welcome any comments or suggestions that you might like to share with the reunion planning committee. Your response is crucial to making this Reunion the best it can be.

We expect to be sending out a formal invitation, with request for payment of the fee, in mid-May.

Looking forward to hearing from the best NCHS class ever! 

Harry Day and the Reunion Committee

Chris Carlson

Barry DeLapp

Sandy Harlow

Lauren Holt

Bob Janis

Marion Platt

Janet Richmond

Barbara Scott Rose

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We mourn the passing of Phyllis Ann Spinosa Massey. Here is a link to her obituary that was published in the New Canaan Advertiser:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ncadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=phyllis-massey-spinosa&pid=197904871&fhid=38117

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We will always cherish our memories of our dear classmate Susann (Rabe) Neski, who we lost in April. Suzi had a shining smile, fabulous sense of humor, and danced with verve and vitality. She was a delight to know, and as kind and thoughtful a friend as anyone could hope to have.

Suzi was the driving force behind our 20th class reunion in 1986, which was the first time we had gotten together since our 1966 graduation. She made it happen through sheer grit and determination. She was an inspiration to every member of the committee, and she was tireless and creative in those fortunately bygone days of snail mail and phone book searches. 

Everyone who knew Suzi misses her greatly, and we would like to offer our condolences to her much loved sisters and their families.  The Barranco Funeral Home in Severna Park, Maryland has created a guest book that Suzi’s friends have been using to share their memories:

https://www.barrancofuneralhome.com/guestbook/susann-neski

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"THEY CALLED NEW CANAAN HOME" BOOK EXCERPTS

Art Hahn (NCHS '63) published a book late in 2019 with profiles of 118 people who lived in New Canaan, and has kindly given us permission to post the following excerpts on our site:

  • Profiles of 1966 classmates Karen Santry, Reeves Callaway, and Janet Richmond
  • Profiles of Congregational Church minister Loring Chase, NCHS Music Director Jane Hilton, and NCHS Teacher and Administrator Jim St. Clair
  • Profiles of Paul Brooks, Matt Coyle, Blaine Leighton, Jim Lewis, V. Edgar Lind, Peggy Sherry, and Margaret Teeters 

Click HERE for links to the profiles and an alphabetical index of all profiles in the book

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JULY 2019 FUN IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK 

Lauren Holt, Marion Platt, Patricia Goodspeed-Grant, Bill Engelhardt, and Gary Duzinski recently enjoyed a summer weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY that included visits to the Saratoga Racetrack and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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JUNE 14-17 2019 REUNION IN STONINGTON, CT HOSTED BY MAGGY AND BOB GILBERT

For more photos from the Stonington reunion, click HERE

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MARCH 2019 SARASOTA, FL MINI-REUNION 3 MEMORIES

Marion Platt and Gary Duzinski hosted their third mini-reunion in Sarasota, Florida,  

Cathy Janis created a musical slide show of the event: https://vimeo.com/328259839

If you have trouble seeing the slide show, try copying the link into another browser, such as Mozilla/Firefox. 

Click HERE for more memories from the Sarasota weekend in March. 

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December 2018 Philadelphia Mini-reunion #3 at Longwood Gardens

Maggy Wolf Gilbert, Merrie Metzger Wiechmann, Lauren Holt, Teresa Giannio Pace, Pam Alt Putney, Linda Hartley, and Mary Lou Ensselin Barton

Click HERE for more info

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August 2018 New Hampshire Lakes Region Mini-reunion

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Click HERE for more photos

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Class Cruise Update

  • There is not enough interest in the September 2019 cruise from New York to Montreal, but Bob Janis (chateaubob@outlook.com) is looking at a number of other ideas and would be glad to hear from classmates about what they would like.  

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June 2018 Mini Reunion in Farmington CT

Merri and Eric Metzger Wiechmann hosted a recent mini reunion in Farmington.

Shown in the photo are Eric, Harry Day, Lauren Holt, Merri, Linda Hartley, and Maggy Gilbert.

Inquiring minds are beginning to wonder if the NCHS Class of 1966 ever plans to stop partying!

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April 2018 Fun in Florida

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A group of classmates gathered in Philadelphia to help Lauren Holt celebrate an important birthday!  Click HERE for more details and photos. 

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Marion Platt and Gary Duzinski hosted the second annual Florida mini-reunion at their home in Sarasota in February.  Click HERE for photos, videos, and comments. 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

From Peter Curcio...

If anyone gets the chance to visit Italy please take the tour from Rome to Almafi Coast and Capri to Venice and Naples Sorento and Florence. Just returned two weeks ago spent 12 days.

Sistine Chapel is unreal even have a few pictures of the ceiling.
I can go on and on but one must view that part of a real world experience. Must inform you a lot of walking 27 miles in 11 days on rough and uneven cobblestones of Volcanic Rock.