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April 26, 2014

    Note: Our Annual "Summer Smash" reunion (which is FREE and is open to former East Enders and East Siders regardless of membership or age) will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, on the second level at The Captain's Cove at Black Rock Harbor, 1 Bostwick Avenue, in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport.

New Member(s) added to our 'Members List' section:

  • Linda (Andera) Lungi (CT); St. John Nepomucene (60), Harding (64); Glenbrook Rd, Success Park Court A.
  • Mary Ann 'Cookie' (Balazs) Tibert (MA); St. John Nepomucene (55), St. John Nep Commercial (57), Harding (59); Berkshire Ave, Horace St.
  • Carol Ann (Buzak) Hamilton (CT); Blessed Sacrament (62), Harding (66); Wilmot Ave.
  • Richie Carrano (MA); Bullard Havens (67); Palisade Ave.
  • Jacqueline 'Jackie' (Cyr) McCarthy (CT); Summerfield (55), St. John Nepomucene (57) Harding; Pearl Harbor,N. Bishop Ave,Evers St.
  • Thomas DeBernardo (CT); Waltersville (53), Sts Cyril & Methodius (58); Yellow Mill Village.
  • Roger 'Doc' Fazzone (CT); Fairfield Prep (59); East Main St.
  • Robert Filakovsky (CT); Sts. Cyril & Methodius (56), Bullard Havens (60); Williston St.
  • Theresa 'Terri' (Frymus) Moody (CT); St. Michaels (61), St. John Nepomucene (63), Notre Dame (65); Hallett St, William St, Edna Ave.
  • Judith (Fulton) Whispell (FL); Hall, Central; East Ave.
  • Ray Guard (CT); St. Ambrose (58), Harding (62); Success Park Building 37.
  • Ronald 'Butch' Hart (GA); Newfield, Waltersville (56), Harding, Central (61); YMV, Beardsley Lane.
  • Janice 'Jan' (Holm) Keegan (CT); McKinley, Blessed Sacrament, Harding (66); Alanson Rd, Wilmot Ave, Carroll Ct.
  • Linda (Hvizdo) Andrews (CT); Franklin, Waltersville, Sts. C&M, Bullard Havens; East Main St, Beach St, Orchard St.
  • Lorraine (Kubica) Fecteau (CT); Sts. Cyril&Methodius (62), Harding (66); Hallett St.
  • Joseph B. Madar (CT); Sts. Cyril & Methodius, Harding (63); Holly St.
  • Patricia 'Patty' (Mastrone) Vastola (CT); Hooker (60), Harding (64); Pilgrim Pl, Kensington Pl.
  • Roger Meriano (CT); Franklin (62); East Main St, Steubben St.
  • Alan 'Al' Robinson (FL); Jefferson, Beardsley, Garfield , Bullard Havens (65); Marina Village, Helen St, Pembroke St.
  • Kathryn 'Kathy' (Sadler) Lasky (CT); Franklin (until 1953--4th grade); Waterview Ave.
  • Gloria (Velazquez) Soto (PA); Nichols St, East Main St, Central Ave.

Email address changes:

  • Gery (Cleek) Cuccaro (CT); Thomas Hooker (61), Harding (65); Evers Street.
  • Felix Davila (CT/FL); Harding (various times 60-63); Central, Maple, Caroline, White.
  • Louis DeCilio (CT); Blessed Sacrament, Lincoln; Union Ave. 
  • Janice Dobson (CT); Edison, Hall (58), Harding (62); Gary Street.
  • Susan (Eannotti) Trabka (CT); Garfield (65), Harding (69); Helen St.
  • Patricia 'Patty' (Farkas) Mucci (FL); Edison (56), Hall (58), Harding (62); Success Park.
  • Ann (Gall) Nelson (CT); Summerfield (62); St. John Nepomucene (66); Huron Street.
  • Thomas Karvosky (FL); St Ambrose (59), Notre Dame (63);  Grant St.
  • Constance 'Connie' (Keeton) Smith (MA); Hooker (58), Harding (62); Priscilla Circle.
  • Charlotte (Kohler)Gallagher (NC); Waltersville (until 51), Harding (60); YMV, Jane St, Beach St, Success Park Village.
  • Martha 'Marty' (Monahan) Ismailoff (FL); Barnum, Harding (59); Jane St.
  • Dennis Ryan  (TX); McKinley (50), Harding (54); Brooks St, Stratford Ave.
  • James 'Jimmy' Walsh (VT); Newfield, Lincoln (57), Harding (61); Jefferson St, DeForest Ave, Yarrington Ct, William St.
  • Barbara (Zitnay) Plofkin (CT); Edison, Summerfield, Harding (59); Boston Ave.

Additions to our "REMEMBRANCE" section:

  • Shirley Ann Brandon, Lincoln, Harding High School, passed away August 30, 2013, in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Barbara (Brown) Melanson, Edison 1953, Summerfield 1957, Milford class of 1961, Pearl Harbor Street, passed away on February 17, 2014.
  • Sharon (Browning) Dirga, Harding Class of 1963, passed away on March 8, 2014.
  • James Nathan "Nate" Dennis, passed away at age 75 on February 2, 2014 in Bridgeport Hospital. Nate, an East Ender and Harding High grad, was the New England 440/Quarter Mile Champion (a then record time of 49.9seconds) in 1957. He was also a star End on the undefeated Harding Football team of 1957, as well as the starting Center on the basketball team that finished 3rd in the State. "Nate" went on to star in track and basketball at San Jose City College, San Jose, CA.
  • James 'Jimmy' Fry, Steuben Street, Bullard Havens Tech Class of 1961, passed away at age 71on February 14, 2014 at his home in Monroe, CT.
  • Harrison 'Buckey' Johnson , Waltersville class of 1961, Harding High Class of 1965, Father Panik Village, passed away at age 65 on July 13, 2013, in Rock Hill, SC. Buckey was a Vietnam Vet and Purple Heart Award recipient, with over 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
  • John 'Jack' Kimberle, Blessed Sacrament Class of 1954, passed away on May 19, 2013 in his home in Marysville, WA.
  • William "Willie" Kopchik, Trowell St, Harding High, passed away at the age of 72 on April 26, 2013 at Cambridge Manor, Fairfield, CT.
  • Arthur Lemieux, Blessed Sacrament class of 1958, Bullard Havens class of 1962, Union Ave, passed away at age 68 on July 6, 2013, in Mesa, Arizona.
  • Robert "Bob" Marcus, Harding Class of 1966, passed away November 13, 2012.
  • Paul Nettle, Harding Class of 1965, passed away at age 66 on November 2, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in West Haven, CT.
  • Paul 'Butch' Paulisin, Blessed Sacrament class of 1955, Harding High class of 1959, Stratford Ave, passed away in April 2014, in Florida.
  • Gus Portuondo, McKinley class of 1958, Bullard Havens class of 1962, Hewitt St, Union Ave, Wilmot Ave, passed away in 2013 in Milford, CT.
  • Lenny Rummo, Blessed Sacrament Class of 1963, Central Avenue, passed away in 2013. He was a retired Westport Police Officer.
  • James T. Russo, Thomas Hooker class of 1962, Harding High class of 1966.
  • Peter Scapellati, Blessed Sacrament Class of 1957, Bullard Havens, Harding Class of 1961, Bunnell St, Wilmot Ave, passed away at age 70 on January 1, 2014, at St. V's.
  • Lenore (Serritella) Daninhirsch; Blessed Sacrament class of 1960, Lauralton Hall class of 1964, Hollister Ave, passed away on January 2, 2014, in Milford, CT.
  • Barbara Jean (Solomon) Moscovics, Edison 1953, Summerfield 1956, Harding Class of 1960, Granfield Ave, Success Park, passed away on February 4, 2014.
  • Charlene (Stein) Stevens, McKinley class of 1962, Harding  class of 1966, Wilmot Place, Wilmot Ave, passed away at age 64 on March 3, 2013 at home in Shelton, CT.
  • Patricia (Swanson) Malinosky   Jefferson Street, passed away at age 77 on November 6, 2013, in CT.
  • Susan Walker, Harding Class of 1964, Pixlee Place, Boston Ave, passed away on February 4, 2014, at her daughter's home in Greenwood, IN.
  • Dorothy Ziniak, Thomas Hooker class of 1962, Harding High Class of 1966, passed away on November 6, 2013.

Additions to our "TEACHERS" section:

  • James Delegianis, former Harding High School teacher, passed away at age 68 on December 1, 2013.
  • Miss Emily F. Zeller, a former teacher at Thomas Hooker School, passed away at the age of 97 on November 15, 2013.

Additions to our "Memories List" section - including a historical essay by our member, Don Browne, on Bridgeport's Bus Routes from "Back in the Day" -- and with more to come later this week, if it rains enough to keep me indoors!

Additions to our "Reunions" section.