Bob was recently inducted into the Danbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach, teacher and mentor. He coached football, basketball and baseball for over 25 years at various levels. He coached the Danbury High Girl's Basketball team which lost in the LL Final to Southington in the last second in 1987. He had the privilege of coaching two All-State players. Bob established and guided a Varsity Club for student which was much like the "REC" program at NFA in his high school days. The club raised money for school improvements and scholarships. The Varsity Club established a scholarship in his name which is still in existence today.
Norman has received the Col. Stewart Boone McCarty Award from National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). In July 2018, the 128th Annual National Congress of the SAR convened in Houston, Texas and, during the Recognition Awards Night, he was announced as the award recipient. This is a cash award to the compatriot who has best furthered the preservation of the United States history and its traditional teachings in our schools. At the September meeting of the Withlacoochee, FL Chapter of the SAR the award was presented to Norman by Chapter President Larry Sturgeon.
Brenda recently moved to the beach in Lake Worth, FL via Key West and Miami. She has no plans to move further north. Her Mom, Rose Fox Schadick '36 recently celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family, including two great-great grandchildren.
Judy recently visited with her brother, Richard Amoriello ’60 and his family in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. It had been about 10 years since she visited Wisconsin and she finally met all her great nieces and nephews; a good time was had by all. She made sure she brought back some cheese from her visit to "The Dairy State." Judy has attended all of the Red & White decade reunions that included her class and is also a member of the reunion committee for the 60th class reunion next year. She is looking forward to seeing all her classmates in 2019.
Arlene was the winner of the Best in Show - President's Trophy - at the Clamshell Quilt Show held at Conn College in August 2018. Her quilt "Flower-Pot" was hand pieced and hand appliqued and then long armed quilted. Over 300 quilts were on display and Arlene was very surprised to be the winner!
Robert and his wife Barbara recently celebrated 58 years of marriage. He was educated as an Aeronautical Engineer and is a retired Vice President of Program Management and Business Development who worked for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Savannah, GA for 26 years. Following his retirement, he flew his airplane on US Coast Guard missions as a volunteer Command Pilot and Flight Examiner in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Both of their children graduated from the University of Georgia and their four grandchildren are all seniors in college. Their daughter, Pam, is a practicing OB/GYN Physician in Savannah. Her menopause book "Love, Sweat, & Tears" was made into a full length documentary movie and features the late Joan Rivers, Jenny McCarthy, as well as other celebrities, clergy, physicians, and patients.
Sylvia recently retired after 53 years in real estate. She was involved in Waterford C property management, sales, rental, HOA's and spent many years as a volunteer for the CT Association of Realtors. Her beloved husband, Richard, passed away on March 18, 2016, which prompted her to move to South Carolina to be with her two sons.
Sis and the Class of 1950 held their 67th class reunion on September 16, 2017 at Acorn Acres Campground in Bozrah. In the photo are those who attended, back row (l-r) Paul Portelance, Bob Faille, James Dubois, Joe Coutu, Walt Wadja, Stephen Altschuler, Tom Pappas, Al Fratoni. Front row (l-r) Bob Smigiel, Babe Angelopoulos Ververis, Sis O'Neil, Bob Chabot, Joan Cosentino, Maureen Moore Caron, Charlie Stanton, Mary Ann Koscinski Lavoie.
Bob and his wife Pat have lived in England for the past 59 years and still both play golf. He was recently elected President of Mellor and Townscliffe Golf Club. In 2017 he was elected President of New Mills Marple and District Rotary Club. He has a son and a daughter, three granddaughters, two grandsons and two great grandsons.
Bob, retired since 1990, divides his time between Palm City, FL and Gaspereaux, Prince Edward Island, Canada. On annual Norwich visits, he always makes time to visit the beautiful NFA campus. He feels he will always be a "son of Norwich" and feels blessed by having attended a truly great school.