Honored Historical Society Curator MHS Class of ’56 Hold Meeting



MARLBOROUGH – Bob Kane was recently honored for his tireless work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust.

As trustee, curator and vice-president of the Marlborough Historical Society, Bob showed his love for Marlborough, both the city and its history.

Bob Kane was recently honored for his work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust.  Pictured, left to right, BFT President Stephen LeDuc, Marlborough Historical Society President Douglas Rowe, BFT Secretary Trish Pope and Laureate Bob Kane.
Bob Kane was recently honored for his work on behalf of the Brigham Family Trust. Pictured, left to right, BFT President Stephen LeDuc, Marlborough Historical Society President Douglas Rowe, BFT Secretary Trish Pope and Laureate Bob Kane.

He worked hard to get the Brigham Family Trust operational and through his leadership tens of thousands of dollars have been distributed to worthy causes across Marlborough.

This year, the BFT, a long-time supporter of the Marlborough Historical Society, rewarded Bob with a citation of service and a pledge of $ 10,000 on his behalf to the Marlborough Historical Society.

In addition, the BFT provided a grant of $ 6,000 to be used for the maintenance of the Peter Rice property at 377 Elm Street, home of the Marlborough Historical Society.

The 1956 MHS class holds its reunion

In 1956, teenagers were dancing to The Platters, “My Prayer” and Elvis Presley, “Heartbreak Hotel”. It was 29 cents a gallon for the gasoline you needed to go to the movies to see, “The King and I” or “The Ten Commandments.”

Celebrating a 1956 Marlborough High School class reunion at the Marlborough Country Club on September 25, 28 former teenagers, including 19 members of the Class of ’56.

The 1956 Marlborough High School class recently celebrated their 65th reunion at the Marlborough Country Club with 28 participants, including 19 members of MHS '56.
The 1956 Marlborough High School class recently celebrated their 65th reunion at the Marlborough Country Club with 28 participants, including 19 members of MHS ’56.

Classmates in attendance were: Kathy Smith, Nancy Funderburk Alley, Judy Belmore McCarthy, Sara Dunbar Deptula, Claire Richer Morrisson, Dottie Dolan O’Brien, Nick DiBuono, Arthur Smith, Michele Shannon Cafarella, Gail Mantha Robinson, Elna Headberg, Bob Werner, Ralph Pietro, Elaine Granger McClellan, Phil Warner; Jack Cincotta, Lee Woodworth, Francis Topper Chase, Tom Holmes and Paul Sheehan.

The classmates plan to resume breakfast at Stephen Anthony’s soon. They are also planning a dinner at Classic Pizza for those interested. Meeting number 70 will take place in September 2026 … put it on your calendar.

The Women’s Fellowship will welcome Jim and Linda Duncan

Jim and Linda Duncan
(Photo / Ed Karvoski Jr.)

The sounds of the holidays will fill the air as the Women’s Fellowship meets on Tuesday, December 14 in the Parish Hall of Marlborough First Church. The reunion will feature Jim and Linda Duncan offering a variety of Christmas and holiday musical selections.

At 6:30 p.m., guests will gather for dessert and socializing. At 7:00 p.m., President Laura Lane will lead the business meeting and Carol MacEwen will offer the devotions. The Christmas tradition of having a “baby shower” for the Marlborough community closet will continue. To help local families during the holiday season, members can donate anything baby items, from diapers to infant and toddler clothing. Hostesses will be Carol MacEwen, Janice Brailey and Nancy Libby. Marlborough’s First Congregational Church is located at the corner of High Street and Bolton Street (Hwy. 85), above Union Common. The public is invited to attend.

Spaghetti dinners will resume on December 15

The popular spaghetti soups, sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church of Marlborough, Congregational, will resume on Wednesday, December 15 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs in addition to a salad, a drink and a dessert for $ 6 per person. There is a maximum cost of $ 18 for a family of four or more. You can dine in the church hall or buy take-out.

Please note that this is a week earlier than usual due to the Christmas holidays. The public is invited to attend. First Church is located at the corner of High Street and Bolton Street (Hwy. 85), above Union Common.

Happy Birthday

December 13 – Carol MacEwen

December 14th -Danny Stevens

December 15 – Barbara Clancy

December 18 – Doug Rowe, Bonnie Hill and Tony Valerio

December 20 – Heidi Matthews

22 december – Jim Rizza

December 26 – Ashley Levy

December 28 – Jim Toohey and Traci Vanzini

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