Academy of Our Lady of Mercy - Lauralton Yearbook (Milford, CT)
- Class of 1951
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OUR LADY OF MERCY
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To you, our own dear families, we the graduates of 1951
dedicate this issue of THE LAURALTON in an effort to ex-
press our deep appreciation and filial gratitude for your many
gifts to usp for the foundation of right principles with which
you have provided us, for your many untold and perhaps un-
known sacrifices which made it possible for us to enjoy the
advantages of a wisely guided education and for the loving
affection with which you have shared the rich experiences of
all our days "beneath these lofty towers".
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As we trace the influences exerted on our lives from our first faltering steps
to our present steadier advances made firmer in the anticipation of our graduation
from Lauralton, we are brought low in our hearts' depths in the face of countless
gifts of heart and mind, soul and body, freely given us by those who have been
so instrumental in our development as God-loving children of a bountiful Father.
Christ actually and really meant that He is the Way when He spoke in this
fashion. During the past four years we have been trained to the reality of this
divine direction by those who have taken Him literally. We have been formed
by the breath of Truth as before our eager eyes has been opened a world of
wonder illumined by God's love. We went step by step along the way of knowl-
edge and experience having been attuned to the revelatidn that Christ is Truth
and without Him there is no knowing. Because of the example, encouragement
and instruction of those who have turned our young faces to possibilities of
rich Christian living with Christ who is Life, we are prepared to face the
responsibilities of womanhood, confident and unafraid.
It is with a sense of real gratitude that we pause now to acknowledge the
priceless contribution of those who have brought us face to face with the true
Way Who leads to eternal Lifeg we are deeply grateful to . . .
His Excellency Most Reverend Henry U'B1'ie11, D. D.
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RITA ELIZABETH AGOSTINO
Dainty, ladylike Rita seems to have time for every-
thing. A good student and a loyal friend, Rita can
be counted on to help out in any situation with her
quiet, unassuming sense of responsibility. The har-
mony of her happy nature leaves us no doubts but
that Rita will be a success.
LORRAINE SHIRLEY BADUINI
With her perfect styling Lorraine could easily
create a sensation in the field of fashion. Her dancing
brown eyes, and statuesque beauty have brightened
many a day for her classmates. Marge and Lorraine
are a constant twosome seen "bobbing" in and out
of the classrooms. We are sure that Lorraine will
continue to create laughter and sunshine wherever
LITTORIA GLORIA BELTRONE
Littoria, the piano virtuoso of the Senior class,
las given her time and talents freely and cheerfully.
-Ier quiet sympathy and friendliness have proved a
soon on many a blue day, and her winning ways
re an assurance of her future success which we
uspect will come in the Held of music since she has
lready earned high ratings in her appraisal examina-
ions at the keyboard.
KATHRYN CLANCY BARRETT
Meet attractive, dark-eyed Kay, who is always
ready for a good time. Her musical talent is ex-
pressed to the tune of 'AA Rainy Day Refrain" as
those boarding the 8:23 know. A sincere and loyal
friend, Kay undoubtedly will always have the multi-
tude of friends of which she even now can boast.
DIANE MARIE BENINCO
Outstanding in the business department for two
years, Diane has shown her manifold talents in a
dependable, soft spoken and friendly way. Her
gracious efficiency combined with her good sense,
make us expect her future work to be as thorough as
everything has been which she has done at Lauralton.
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GWENDOLYN SUSAN BOBER
"Poised gaiety" best describes Gwen, one of our
favorite people. Her capability and efficiency as class
treasurer for two years makes her indispensable in
all class plans. She is always associated with class
dues, irrepressible giggles, an unusual interest in
herbs, and Rosemarie. Her originality and hard work
were a rich contribution to the costume designs for
"At the Foot of the Madonna." We associate popu-
larity and success with Gwen.
BEVERLY RITA BONNEY
Bev's golden hair and her sociability rival each
other for brightness. Skill and cleverness have shown
themselves in her ability to conjure beautiful argyles
from a maze of little, colorful yarn balls. Sincere in
her ambition to become a nurse, Bev will radiate joy
and happiness to all she meets and all she may have
occasion to care for.
FLORA MARIA CABRANES
Our cheerfuI'senorita has done a great deal at
auralton to cement good relations between the
nited States and Puerto Rico. Her frank answers
id intriguing accent have never ceased to fascinate
.. A wizard in mathematics, Flora, -we hope, has
ljoyed being at Lauralton as much as we have en-
yed being here with her.
MARGARET ELIZABETH CARROLL
Tall, stately Marge, who believes "silence is
golden," is one of the dignified personages in the
Senior class. Always on hand to join in the fun,
Marge is a welcome member to any gathering. Her
loyal spirit and dependability makes success seem
A lady to her fingertips, Joyce's graceful way is
pleasure and an example to everyone. Her elferve:
cent nature is always sparkling with laughter. Ou
standing in the business department because of prc
gress and capability, Joyce will be an asset to an
office after Diploma Day.
J ROSEMARIE CHAPDELAINE
g xyfflgrom ping-pong to basketball, lovable, happy Rose
V excels in ability and good sportsmanship. That ever
4 uv ll faithful "Anniversary Waltz" provides her with a
P I A piano solo whenever she is called upon to render
BETSY ELLEN COFFEY
There's never a dull moment when mischievous,
ollicking Betsy is around and her joyful spirit seems
o take hold of everyone. The New Haven crowd on
he 8:15 train would never be on time if it weren't
or punctual Betsy and we can always count on her
ense of humour to save the day. May it ever be thus!
one. A true friend at all times, Rose can never do
enough for anyoneg consequently, she is a perfect
hostess and those nights spent at 388 Swanson
Avenue will be pleasantly remembered by all who
shared in the fun. "Peggy, wait for mel"
CAROL MARY CONHEADY
Oh, "so-o" quiet, but oh, "so-0" sweet is dainty,
demure Carol. Her meek, pleasant smile denotes the
underlying warmth of her whole personality. Gen-
erosity and goodwill make her a particular favorite
among the Senior boarders. Carol will seek success
the quiet way, but nonetheless, she will achieve it.
MARY JANE CORRIGAN
Dignity, patience, friendliness and co-operatior
are all descriptive of Mary Jane.. She has gainec
recognition at St. Augustine's C. Y. O. with Laural
ton's debating teams, and carried away honors in :
Dale Carnegie Course. Success will come in the quiet
determined way that we know Mary jane will seek.
MARY . OUISE DAILEY
' activ rf , ' pant in many activities, "La" is
it 'a i t - ll . d in our i with athletics and
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ary Alice is quickly becoming as good a globe- Ckksq,
trotter as she has been a horse trainer. Being an ' "" '
expert rider, driver and traveler she will have no Cong
trouble satisfying her ever growing wanderlust. Per- We
haps what we enjoy most about Mary Alice is her 04" 'L
deep sincerity and genuine sense of humor, an un- sc:
beatable combination. We know that whatever cor- ow
ner of the world she finally settles in she will be ser- Venom!
MARA JOYCE DEGROFF
Mara is '5l's scientist, philosopher, writer and
orator all rolled into one happy personality. She can
be I.'Allegro one day and Il Penseroso the next and
yet never disturb you with the change. Her original
ideas and the frankness with which she asserts them
have made her a treasure among us. Mara is the type
who will accept literally the challenge that she "can
change the world!" and we who know and enjoy
her will be looking forward to a few significant
BARBARA ANNE DE LUCA
A steady, dependable worker and a meticulous
dresser, Barbara's varied interests cover almost every
Held from bowling to X-Ray. Her witty remarks
have brightened Shorthand classes for two years.
We only hope that flaxeri-haired Barb will be able to
sing "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" all her life
as a reward for the sunshine she has brought to
others in her loyal, friendly, sincere way.
TH ERESE DOLORES FERRIO
Beneath I,auralton's lofty towers since second
grade, "Tessie" leaves a vacancy here which will not
be hlled quickly. Her hearty laughter and vivacious
way have brought many good times to her class-
mates. Whether she centers her life in the laboratory
or oflice, originality and independence will lead to
wortltwhile achieventent, we know.
ANN FRANCES DOUGIELLO
Cheerful, lively Ann is never without either her
car or Peggy. Noted for "that innocent air" we often
hear Ann saying, "I don't understand". Her carefree
manner is always accompanied by her contagious
laugh but because of her sincerity and thoughtful-
ness, we know that Ann will be the efficient nurse
she hopes to be after graduation.
PATRICIA FRANCES FINNEGAN
Quiethand reserved Pat can be described as patience
personified. No matter what the circumstances may
be, Pat remains cool as the proverbial cucumber at
all times. Although she has not decided on a career
yet, at least as far-as we can discover, it will be
marked by success because that's the kind of girl we
know Pat is.
MARGARET MICAELO FITZGERALD
"Fitz" as she is known to most of her classmates,
has one of the winning personalities we all envy. Not
a stranger to any of us, "Fitz" nevertheless, finds
time for school work, fand a sizeable portion of it
at thatj sports and many outside activities. The
linguist of our class, Peg plans to major in languages.
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ak-liztirecl, brown-eyed Barbara is a real Irish
coleen who loves fun and driving. We'll never forget
the tail end of her half-finished argyle that was
always seen trailing out from under her arm. If her
family has a coat of arms, it surely must include four
knitting needles. With all her love of fun however,
Barb can handle serious moments and situations
astonishingly well. That's why her future promises
to be bright.
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CLAIRE ELIZABETH FLEMING
When vivacious, good natured Kay is mentioned
two things automatically come to mind-the Dodgers,
who could never exist without her loyal support,
and her quick wit which the Lord bestowed upon
her in abundance. A girl of many talents, she is
right at home entertaining her host of friends or
playing Pasteur in the Chem Lab. Kay plans to follow
in her father's footsteps by making dentistry her
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JOAN MAUREEN FLYNN
Ever willing to help others, joan has proved her
loyalty to Lauralton and to her classmates by her
good-heartedness. She puts the best into everything
that she does and thus has become noted for earnest
application at studies, a tricky backstick in Hockey,
and close guarding in basketball. Joy and happiness
will always be hers as a deserving reward for her
generosity and sincerity.
MARY ELLEN FOLEY
Few clubs or activities exist at Lauralton which
do not claim talented, competent "Bird" as a mem-
ber. Mary-of-the-magic-keyboard always has time to
start fun on its way with her subtle wit, matchless
facial expressions and well rounded personality. We
admit unanimously that she has been a credit to
Lauralton, and there is little doubt that she will al-
ways be a sterling example of the highest ideals.
IRENE BERNADINE GEMZA
A task is always well done if it is put into Irene's
:apable hands. A skilled barn dancer, "Cookie" is
lualified to start an Arthur Murray course of her
xwn. "Oh, such grace!" Laughing eyes and gay
:hatter reveal her sparkling personality, and her
unny disposition is a sure guarantee of future success
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THOMASINA ANN FROUGE
"Tommy" should advance far in her chosen field
of Law, for she already has a reputation for clear
thinking, sound logic, and irrefutable presentation
of argument. Her school friends will all miss her
stimulating conversation and quick wit. She will
probably always be remembered for her incompa-
rable adventure in the library with Nancy.
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EILEEN JEAN GUERIN
Sincere, docile Eileen has given to '51 much joy
and the good example of wholesome application to
studies. Her quiet but nonetheless real wit has con-
tributed many gay moments to our school days.
Eileen's plans for the future include college and a
teaching career and we see in both of these hopes
true success which will come because of her sense of
duty and an unselhsh desire to help others.
BARBARA GRANT HAMMOND
Barbara is never seen without that friendly smile
or . . . without Sue. If you're ever lost in New Haven,
call "Barb" - she knows all about it. The first to
laugh when the joke is on her, Barbara is a bubbling
fountain of mirth. Active in sports and interested in
everything and everyone, she has proved herself to
be a happy asset to our class.
MARY CRACE HOLMES
Friendly, dark-haired Mary Grace, who came to
.aurahon as an eager freshman has been a delight to
ill of us from the beginning. Because she loves' fun
ind Irivolity, she can always be heard leading the
group singing on the school bus. The Class of '51 will
Llways he proud to say "She was one of us."
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MARILYN LOUISE HILL
Marilyn, the first president of the newly organized
Student Council, demonstrated clearly her capability
and power of leadership in this executive position.
Being an excellent photographer herself, her clever
impersonation of Mr. Preim at the Class Night
exercises delighted everyone, especially Mr. P. him-
self. Manhattan College seems to be a s'trong attrac-
tion for Marilyn.
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ANN MARIE .IENEMANN
Class president for two years, Anne's popularity
may be attributed to her power to be mature and
girlish at the same time yet always maintaining the
appeal of a balanced personality. Her dramatic
ability goes along with her lovely features and a
voice you like to hear. Graduation will leave a place
in the Choral and Dramatic Clubs that won't be
filled in a hurry.
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FRANCES CATHERINE JON ES
In Frances we find gay and light-hearted fem-
ininity wonderfully combined with sincerity and
friendliness. Her striking eyes which are so ex-
pressive, are constantly sparkling. Nursing lies ahead
for Frances and that gracious smile and serene poise,
which seem to be a part of her, will be a source of
joy to her patients as it has been to us.
PATRICIA ANN KIZARNS
To recount Pat's many attributes of face and form,
her exceptionally graceful appearance and her strong
oratorical powers would be platitudinous. Her active
interests include such things as sports and Girl
Scouts, two activities to which she has made worth-
while contributions, but Pat is just as at home on a
dance floor as she is at the camphre for she is
sociable by nature. The business field which will
shortly claim Pat will indeed find her an asset.
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.mile are typical ol' Joyce, thus making her a favoritq:
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ELLEN MONICA KIERNAN
Ellen came to Lauralton in her Junior year and
has made her mark in three particular ways. Her
artistic ability has not lain idle, her membership in
Student Council has contributed to law and order
and her warm unfailing sense of humor has made
her a merry companion. We are sure such a com-
bination of worthwhile abilities will lead to personal
happiness and satisfaction.
NANCY LOUISE KERNICK
Tall, graceful and fair, Nancy has all the makings
of a successful businesswoman. We will always asso-
ciate "Miss Kernick" with "her" 1:15 dictaphone
class. Danbury's gift to Lauralton, Nancy's "hat"
will always be filled to the brim with true friend-
ships, happiness and the good things of life.
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Friendly, gracious and sincere our Joan is known
for her industrious efforts in behalf of Lauralton
and all its aspects, spiritual, scholastic, and social.
She is the guiding light of a multitude of activities
and her original ideas and artistic Hair are made safe
by her steadfast fidelity to duty. Among other worth-
while achievements her competent editorship of
THE 1951 LAURALTON has proved that our faith
in joan has not been futile. . .
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Mary Beth is one of those quiet, steady workers
nat makes teachers glad and classmates green-eyed,
rr perseverance is always attractive. Her leisure
loments and vacations are spent at Lake Zoar where,
e suspect, lies the secret of the wholesome appear-
ice that Mary Beth gives most of the time. It might
:count too for that unassuming, nothing-phases-me
:titude which gives her such an air of contentment,
md which will be a source of delight to all the
eople for whom she will help care when she gets to
2 the dental hygienist that she dreams of becoming.
MADELINE KATHLEEN LEAHY
In school or out, Madeline delights all with her
graceful poise and charming manner . . . and her
clothes are "oh, so lovelyl' Those summers at Fair-
held Beach provide many of us with memories of
wonderfully good times, and few of the '51 ers will
never forget that monologue about "The Little
Dutch Girl." Madeline aspires to the teaching profes-
sion after New Rochelle' College days.
DOLORES CARPENTER LISTRO
Dolores has revealed herself to us at times as a
perplexed scientist, a hardy, good-humoured mari-
ner, a deeply expressive actress or an adept pianist.
Such a combination of talents goes to make a
unanimously admired and sought after person that
'51 is proud to claim as its very own. Though her
immediate plans for the future are hidden from the
gaze of the multitude we know they are worthwhile
ones because Dolores specializes in doing good things.
PATRICIA ANN MARTIN
"Pudgie," who would rather watch the sun set
,han rise, is an enthusiastic sport's fan, her favorite
:eing basketball. Nimble-lingered at the piano, her
:lassmates would like to see her continue in the
nusic field. Pat's ready smile, quickwit and complete
:ompetence will be missed by the Seniors of '51 when
he assumes a position at the Singer Manufacturing
MARGARET ANNE MALON EY
"It's a small wor1d" is the pet observation of
business-minded, fun-loving Peg! Among her numer-
ous activities we discover that she is an enthusiast of
baseball and the epicurean arts. She is an active mem-
ber of C. Y. O., an oflicer of our Business Club and
has a special interest in Manila. With her widespread
interests and wholesome personality Peg will indeed
find a comfortable niche carved out for her in the
proverbial hall of fame and success.
That "Good things come in small packages" seems
to have been written for our Violet. A sense of
values and a quiet devotedness seems to characterize
her and assures us that she will come to the realiza-
tion of her desires in an unostentatious but sure
NANCY MARIE MORGAN ROTH
"Nance" with her golden voice and fun-loving
ways will continue through the years to win friend:
as she has done in the past. "OhI This Cicero!" is 1
favorite exclamation of hers. A nursing careel
beckons and the Class of '51 won't be surprised
when Nance captures the heights of worthy achieve
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Lois' sense of the fitness of things has earned her
the position of leader of the Tarciscians and Vice-
President of the AA. She is also noted for her
perfected "long shot" on the basketball court and
her devotion to neatness and order. Her keen sense
of sportsmanship will always make her admired and
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Ellen is one of the girls who is always ready and
willing to share her precious time when needed.
Her chatter is confined to talk of her many relatives
and frequent trips to Massachusetts. Her sociability
and ready smile will greatly contribute to the realiza-
tion of a business career to which she aspires. .
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DENISE EILEEN O'CONNOR
"Nisi" will always be remembered for her glow-
in-the-dark blush, her spontaneous laughter and the
up-to-the-minute-reports on Stratford "doings"
Denise personifies the sunny side of everything. She
likes everyone and everyone likes her. Always ready
to do her very best, her future seems certain to be
filled to the brim with the happiness that comes
from striving for the best that life has to offer.
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ra ces, who keeps her third floor "house" metic-
ulously neat, is our choice of Miss Vogue of '5l.
Very often keeping company with last bells, she
always is easy going, sincere, and, of course, always
a lady. She plans a college career upon graduation
from Lauralton, and to this end we make our good
MARGARET ANN PETEK
Friendly lvlargaret came to us in her Junior year
,tnd she trttly regrets IlOl being able to make a claim
to four years of Lauralton. But we all admit she
needed only two years to impress us with her earnest-
ness and devotion to right values. Margaret has a
lovely singing voice which she has kept a secret
from many of us but we know her desire for a
knowledge of music is as persevering as her attitude
toward every task. Her zeal in both school and
parish activities loretells a fruitful life and con-
sequently, a happy one.
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Blithe enthusiasm and an essentially happy nature
make Loretta's days sunny ones. She is by turns as
playful as a puppy or as serious as a final exam but
usually wears a happy expression no matter the
mood. It is unanimously agreed that Loretta is always
good company and a generous friend. Her search for
good things in life will bring its own reward for she
is not easily discouraged.
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Sally with the enchanting eyes and matchless wit
came to us in her Junior year all the way from
Chicago. Vivacious and fun-full, her work, and that
of her friends, seldom became a chore for she fur-
nished the sunshine in the classroom. She delighted
many who were around for boarder-weekends and
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Service with a smile is Florence's password. I1
addition, her sense of true friendship and sinceritj
are evidenced in all her associations. Quietly mis
chievous, her bright outlook on life has been a con
stant source of joy and an example to all of us. As a
future business woman we are sure that Florence wil
reflect much good credit on Lauralton.
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FRANCINE BARBARA QUEENTH
Francine combines sweetness and sophistication in
a warm personality that makes her very nice to know.
Her beautiful, modulated voice and dramatic talent
have brought to life many characters on the stage of
Lauralton and her queenly performance in the
"Madonna" will long be remembered. We like her
charm, admire her poise and agree that Francine will
have all the happiness and success in the world to
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Dynamic Doris has a wonderful way of always
finding the brighter side of any situation. Her
naturally curly hair and ability to wear clothes so
well are envied by many. "Dor-es" faccent on the
last syllablej finds some difficulty in making big
decisions without much negotiating. She is a faithful
devotee of Mr. Bell's prize invention and will order
you anything from cabs to roses. With her winning
manner Doris will always be wealthy in friends.
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"Shall I go to Ridgefield or Fairfield or maybe
Easton this weekend?" is the ever perplexing ques-
tion on the mind of Mary Jane, the dark-haired class
artist whose irrepressible spirit glows on her face.
Her ability, original ideas and willingness to help,
have provided scores of beautiful posters for almost
every school campaign. "Quickie's"fun loving nature
will bring all her patients back to health after she
has received that R. N. she's hoping for.
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MARY LOUISE REARDON
A staunch member of the North Park group, Mary
Lou is well known by all her classmates for het
open personality and beautiful eyes. "Reardie" for-
ever teased about her two loves, bananas and roses,
insists that she is not a sentimentalist. Our memories
of Lauralton would never be complete without her
and the ever perplexing question-"Is it the gerund
or the gerundive, Mary Lou?"
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,off Lvojovial Mary is at her best in any gathering where
QQ 'Q she is displaying her quick Irish wit. Calm and
unruflled, "Better late than never" seems to be this
colleen's motto. The merry twinkle in her blue eyes
indicates the mischief Mary "just happens" to get
into. The halls of Lauralton will miss this lively girl,
but we can rest assured that Mary will never be with-
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MAUREEN REGINA REGAN
Red hair and quick wit are only two of the dis-
inguishing characteristics of one of our class
okesters. Her ever ready quips always help to liven
lp a class. The life of our very capable French
eacher has been entrusted to Maureen's cautious
lriving. And by the way, if you ever want to take
lp citizenship in Ansonia, consult our patriotic
MAUREEN TH ERESE REIDY
Unanimously we associate versatility and "Danny
Boy" with this Irish lass whose interests are universal,
extending from Sodality functions, to music, to dra-
matics and on and on ad infinitum. She is serious
minded, greatly concerned for everyone and always
ready and willing to lend the well known Reidy
hand which accounts for her valuable contributions
to the '51 Lauralton?HighlightsUand every other
school function. Maureen would never allow success
to by-pass her.
MARGARET MARY RELIHAN
This tiny, congenial girl, known to her friends as
"Babe", dresses with meticulous good taste and talks
with a quick, matter-of-fact wit. A member of the
ranks of argyle knitters, Marge is also a basketball
enthusiast. The ellicient ambition which Marge has
displayed while working as a clerk after school gives
promise of the First place she will win in the business
V ANN LOUISE RELIHAN
A member in good standing of "Pulie, Quick and
Relihan, Inc.", Nancy's constant plea is "Wait a
minute, p-l-e-a-s-el This cheerful and lively first-
president of the Thespians has chosen the stage for
a future career but, in the more immediate future
Nancy seems headed for Washington D. C. to con-
tinue her education. We know she'll be well-liked
wherever she goes because that's the way we've
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Being naturally quiet and reserved, Rosemarie is
ten seen but seldom heard. "Vou can't start an
gument with Rosemarie" is what her friends say
out her, and the comment seems to best describe
r unending patience. A business career is calling
d a successful one it will be if her school days are
y indication of the type of work she will do.
MARGARET AN N ROON EY
One of Peg's delights is her beloved Virgil who
always seems to hll in any spare minute she might
have. However, minutes are few, since sports, Choral
Club, and dramatics occupy so much of her time. It
would be hard to forget the Peg o' our hearts and
the spirit of fun she shared with all of us, fun that
started way back in 5th grade at Lauralton.
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MARY ANN THERESE SAMORAJCZYK
Attractive, sandy-haired Mary Ann is another on
of '5l's quieter personalities admired by all of 1
for many reasons-her pleasant, friendly manne
her competency in the performance of all duties ai
just a few. Besides, Mary Ann is a songstress an
who will not admit that music hath charm? With
song in her heart and the constant though quiet jx
she radiates Mary Ann won't have difficulty findir
SUZANNE MARIE SHAY
Qf you ever happen upon a group of laughing,
guish girls, you can be sure that our winsome,
acious "Susie" is among them. Always gay, full
life and mischief, Sue has provided her classmates
h many an hour of mirth, especially when we
tch her, wide-eyed, whole-heartedly giving cre-
ice to our fantastic tales. Success will certainly be-
g to Lauralton's good will ambassador to Europe.
.I OAN BARBARA SATMARY
Joan's generosity has been as infinite as her sense
of humor and that accounts for her being liked so
well. She is as interesting as she is interested and
always willing to learn. Although knitting is new to
joan she is determined to become as adept at it as
she is at swinging a baseball bat. Her yellow con-
vertible Qwith the top downlj will be a happy
memory for many of us when we get to the looking
back stage of our lives.
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Vivacious Rosemarie is the lady of the golden
hair, quiet smile and deep blue eyes. Among her
many interests lies one of knitting argyles for that
certain prepster and receiving letters from Williston
Academy. Although at times a starry-eyed senti-
mentalist Rosemarie's clever planning and capabil-
ity indicate a future filled with personal success and
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NANCY MARY SMITH
Quiet, reserved, yet, always friendly, is our opti
mistic Nancy. "Is it Miss Jones or Miss Smith?" is
question which will not be forgotten quickly b
either Nancy or any first-period-Religion Senior. Fc
three years she waited for that back seat on M
Bush's bus and now her daily inquiry is "Is it wort
the struggle?" Nance's radiant smile will bring sul
shine wherever she goes after diploma day.
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DOROTHY ANN STEMPEL
Dorothy, sweet and helpful, came to us from St.
in Nepomocene School in Bridgeport and has al-
Is been a credit to it. Her efficiency and neatness
very much envied by her fellow business students.
excellent seamstress, she was on the costume
imittee of the Choral Club's annual operetta. Her
ns for the future include a promising business
BARBARA MARIE SPEER
A credit to Cicero and Virgil is our charming,
attractive Barbara who carried off State Latin honors
during her Junior year. Her keen sense of reason
and understanding has helped to clear up many a
problem, both in class and out. Grace and warmth
are personified in our petite Irish colleen who is
endowed with a lovely speaking and singing voice,
but then, we must confess, her gifts are many.
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Dark-haired, vivacious Edna Mae is o11r candida
for Miss Irisl1 Colleen of 1951. She is seldom witho
a pleasant laugl1 and the latest Scout tune, two
her merry habits. Full of fun and gaity, or serio
and ready for work, Edna Mae is a good studel
a fond friend and pleasant person to know, so, 1
feel safe in predicting for her a lifetime of succl
and good fortune.
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To know Pat even casually is to admire her whole-
heartedly. As president of the A. A., Pat has had
many duties which sl1e performed skillfully and
cheerfully. Her bright spirit and quick wit make her
a favorite among her classmates. Capable and sincere,
yet at the same time fun loving, Pat has proved to
be generous and dependable. The class of '51 wishes
its future M. D. all the success which she truly
President Ann enemann Vice Plesldent, Suzanne Shayg
Secretary Maiy Foley Treasurer Gwen Bober.
CLASS OF '51
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The class of '51 stumbled in with the New
Look in September, I9-17. For our motto we de-
cided on "Forward 'Till NVe Reach The Height"
and we sang Mary ,lane Qt1ick's "Freshman
Polka." Fast friends were made witlt the Merry-
go-round and the ping pong table.
Some of us became reporters on "Highlights"
-Pat XVilliams, Mary Foley, Denise O'Connor,
Suzanne Sltay, Peggy Rooney and Therese Ferrio.
The Freshman-Sophomore ntission project took
place in December. XVe worked hard on tickets,
games, refreshments, posters antl programs with
By tlte first snow, the now past masters of the
art of wearing a uniform were familiar with
strange tongues such as Porto, portas, portat, and
Freshmen who remembered Sister Chrysostom
for lter pre-Lauralton supervising mourned her
YVith March came our one-day Retreat, held
during Holy XVeek. Father Dolan helped us make
our first one at Lauralton spiritually uplifting.
On St. Patrick's Day the wearing of the green
held forth as our sisters, the "forty-niners", joined
tts for tlte annual banquet.
The national piano auditions were held and
Littoria Beltrone was our champion.
Mary Lou Reardon and Barbara Speer were
ottr able representatives in the state-wide Latin
Making up the cross of the Living Rosary, we
raised our arms to form the lily arch when
Theresa Chicanis crowned the statues of Our
Lady, the glorious Queen of the May.
XVe concluded a suceessfttl freshman year under
the direction of Patricia Kearns, our President,
joan Larsen, our "Veep"3 Cecil -Iewett, our Sec-
retary, and Florence Potts, our Treasurer. -Ioan
Kleinknecht acted as our Mission Representative.
Our top tune had just changed to tlte "Sopho-
more Polka"g our locomotion had changed from
the elevator to the dumb waiter, and we finally
were able to Gnd our way to the Biology Lab,
when we elected our oflicers. They were: Presi-
dent, Denise O'Connor: Vice-President, Suzanne
Shay, Secretary, Francine Queenthg and Treas-
urer, Tina Pauley. Patricia Williams, Lois Nei-
dermier and Katherine Barrett were our Mission
Important additions were made to '51 in the
persons of: Flora Cabranes, Betsy Colley, Ann
Every house has its secret, like every heart.
Dear old Golden Rule days.
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Tea for Two-Classes, junior and Freshman.
" 'Y seen Sister?"
Jenemann, Barbara Hatnmond, Marilyn Hill,
Nancy Kernick, Dolores Listro, and Frances
About tl1is time the Advisory Board was
formed, with power to advise and revise. Sopho-
mores wearing the orange badge were: Gwen
Bober, Mary Foley, Madeline Leahy, Pat Kearns,
Maureen Reidy, Peggy Rooney, Mary Ann Samo-
rajczyk and Barbara Speer.
Ann jenemann, Madeline Leahy, and Edna
May Whitney won positions as reporters on
With the death of Sister Mary Magdalen, our
class lost a saintly inspiration, a gracious friend,
and an expert director of stage art.
On December 3, our childhood pictures
adorned the auditorium walls in keeping with
the spirit of the Mission Day baby booth.
Close to the feast of the Immaculate Concep-
tion, probation was over and we were Sodalists.
What holy pride was ours when Father O'Connell
gave each one a silver-bow pin with a combina-
tion Miraculous and Scapular Medal!
Sophomores celebrated the holidays by giving
a Christmas Play with Mary l.ou Dailey as the
Blessed Mother, and Pat Kearns in the role of
St. joseph. It was enjoyed by kind critics-espe-
cially by our Senior class.
On February l5, we decked the fdiningj hall
with red and white for our banquet in honor of
our Senior sisters.
Brother Shuster came to Lauralton to speak
about Catholic literature. Remember Mulligan?
Suddenly-it was spring, which meant a two-
day Retreat for underclassmen. Father Stack
taught simplicity as the keynote of sanctity.
Spring also meant crowning, and, being bona
fide Sodalists, we marched as "Hail Mary's" in
the Living Rosary, praying especially for Claire
Bauer's intentions as she crowned the Virgin.
Of our Sophomore year, as our French scholars
As we picked up the strains of the "Junior
Polka," in September, 1949, Ann Jenemann as
President, Pat Williams as Vice-President, Irene
Gemza as Secretary, and Gwen Bober a
urer were holding the reins of State. Maureen
Reidy and Joan Kleinknecht were our Mission
This year, much to our delight, Peg Fitzgerald,
Kay Fleming, Ellen Kiernan, Marge Petek, Sally
Plumb joined our Lauralton family.
Barbara Flynn and Nancy Relihan were ac-
cepted as reporters for "Highlights", A precedent
was established when, for tlte hrst time, juniors
received positions on the Stall. Mary Foley, Mau-
reen Reidy, Suzanne Shay, Florence Potts, I.or-
raine Baduini, Doris Pulie, Beverly Bonney,
Katherine Barrett, Thomasina Frouge, and Mary
jane Quick were the lucky ones.
Active tnembers of the Advisory Board were:
Ann -Ienemann, Maureen Reidy, Littoria Bel-
trone, Irene Gemza, Mary Lou Dailey, joan
Flynn, and Denise O'Connor.
Father Mulligan's three day Retreat brought
calm strength which we used with rewarding and
satisfying results. i
Unusual centerpieces, dolls and llags of all na-
tions, highlighted the Mission Land tea room,
the traditional Junior contribution to Mission
Day which was held on November Ili. Total earn-
ings for the Missions mounted to RSI385.
Coming back from the Christmas vacation, we
were met by tnid-term exams, but even they could
not dull our enthusiasm for the Valentine Dance,
our hrst at Lauralton. Despite minor mishaps, it
was a social success as llowers blended with hearts
and Bill Dargon's orchestra played behind palms.
By this time, we could improvise "autems" to
cover any situation and had graduated, magna
cum laude, front Library Science courses.
Maureen Reidy, Ann -Ienemann, Nancy Mor'
ganroth, .loan Flynn, and Thomasina Frouge
helped "Captain Crossbones" win his bride in the
annual Choral Club operetta.
W'arm weather meant the Crowning of Our
Lady with Cecelia Ross serving in 'the place of
honor. Mild weather meant, too, the Junior Prom
with white and gold programs and, of course, this
sante wartn weather meant Class Night with its
Tempus had fugited and our happiest, busiest
year at Lauralton had begun.
First, ollicers were selected-President, Ann
ilenemann: Vice-President, Suzanne Shay: Secre-
tary, Mary Foley: Treasurer, Gwen Bober.
,Ioan Kleinknecht was made Editor-in-Chief of
THE 1951 LA URALTON, Mary .lane Quick,
Art Editor and Diane Beninco was chosen to
juggle the important Hnancial figures.
Marilyn Hill became the first president of the
Student Council. -Ioan Kleinknecht, Mary Lou
Dailey, Irene Cemza, Mary Grace Holmes, and
Ellen Kiernan represented us in the "Cabinet".
Scroll was active with Mary Alice Daley as
president of the St. Thomas More division and
Barbara Hammond as president of the Cardinal
The Tllespinns are pnrlying- incognito.
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Pickles! Pastries! P1'1'serves.'
Foundation Day! The juniors' Tea Room
Pat lVilliams, president of the AA., co-opera-
ting with Miss XVoitovich, worked hard lor a busy
year which included specialties of Held hockey,
basketball and softball.
'l'he Debating team, captained by 'l'homasina
Frouge, Mara Deflroll, Maureen Reidy and
Mary Foley, waged spirited disputes over current
topics-Resolved: "Esperanto should be made
compulsory in our high schools." The answer was
During our three day Retreat, Father Drolet
stressed the necessity of meditation for Sodalists.
November I6 marked our last Mission day. Our
food table, under joan Satmary's capable direc-
tion, tempted both students and guests with
home-made delicacies-"pastries, preserves, and
Thanksgiving vacation was prolonged for two
days as mighty winds blew Lauralton into a heat-
less, lightless state.
The class of '53 gave us fun and food on the
29th. with a gala sister class party.
Our rings came at last! Our seniority was
gained amid our last "juvenile" whoops.
Everyone liked the Senior's book which was
made in honor of Foundation Day, December 12.
Nancy Relihan was chosen to be president of
The Thespians. The club's first dramatic produc-
tion was, "At the Foot of the Madonna," and
the 5lers who starred, were, Ann -lenemann -as
the Madonna, Francine Queenth as the Queen,
and Maureen Reidy as the Martyr.
Seniors returned from their Christmas vacation
and heard Father Knott's linal conference of his
well-known pre Pre-Cana series.
Littoria Beltrone, Rosemarie Chapdelaine,
-Ioan Flynn, Ann tlenemann, Nancy Morganroth,
Mary Jane Quick, Maureen Riedy, Nancy Reli-
han and Barbara Speer were the Seniors featured
in the operetta, "Mam'zelle Taps" on April 6,
followed soon after by a joint concert with Ches-
hire, and another, with Yale. Nancy Morganroth
was the club's President this year.
Another "last at Lauralton" day came when
Maureen Reidy, our prefect, crowned the statues
of Our Lady.
By now, very few 5lers had not yet welcomed
tl1e Pilgrim Virgin to their homes.
"It's Spring again . . ,
Our Senior Prom was rich in llowers and fun,
niusic and lovely gowns.
'l'he day of Recollection was a quiet relief from
the activities that were crowding and overflowing
these last Senior days.
A few days of this last stretch were devoted to
getting over severe writers-crainp which is an
annual Senior affliction. QStatisticians noted that
this usually coincided with the distribution of
We laughed fwith tears in our eyesj at the
antics of the Juniors on Class Night when we
found what faccording to themj was our destiny.
And then-a strange feeling of unreality was
ours as we walked with a new and surprising dig-
nity to the strains of "Pomp and Circumstancen.
Suddenly . . . the "Senior Polka" was a faint
The bird's on the wing again."
Cn's the Hr
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"Mary, Mary listen . .
Father KIIOU. gives a pre-Pre-Cana talk.
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Lauralton-Cheshire concert. 5,161
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
My thoughts were a strange confusion of
adventurous discontent and peaceful satisfaction
as I pushed through a bustling crowd at the
LaGuardia airport. I had a few minutes to spend
yet before the San Francisco Express take-off, so
I was extremely delighted to discover standing
before me, the famed equestrian, Mary Alice
Daley. What would have been an eternity of time
till take-off was consumed in a minute as old
friends bridged the ten year gap since their grad-
uation from Lauralton. In strictest confidence she
informed me that Maureen Regan, whom she
had just seen off on the plane for Texas, had
left to confer with the directors of the C.j.P.C.
lCactus jet Plane Companyj about the price at
which she would buy them out. I was surprised
to hear that Maureen had become a mathe-
matical wizard and business tycoon.
Both whirring, impetuous motors of the plane
roared as Nancy Kernick, the stewardess, in her
typically gentle fashion informed me that I was
"holding things up!" lMaybe DOWN is more
like itlj Once on the plane, Nancy asked me if
I had seen Nancy Morganroth's newest Musical,
"I Don't Care," which had recently opened. Of
course everyone knows both music and lyrics
were written by our own Mary Foley. We've
already read the reviews in the "Times" by Mary
Lou Reardon. Nancy was surprised to hear that
the review was written before the Show. But, of
course, Mary Lou was able to do it because
Nancy made her sit through all the rehearsals.
I would never have known the oflicious woman
journalist who sat next to me to be Peggy
Rooney, had she not exclaimed "Sweet Motherl"
While talking about old times with fiery-
penned Peggy I learned that "La" Dailey is hap-
pily married to . . . She just couldn't remember
his name! This.little stall of memory didn't stop
us and we continued to talk. I wasn't at all sur-
prised to hear from Peg that Rosemarie Chap-
delaine is now the gym instructor at Lauralton,
specializing in a new game of her own invention,
Hockey-at-your-own-risk. They use croquet mal-
lets instead of the conventional and relatively
safe sticks. That led me to the discovery that
Madeline Leahy is teaching Latin at our Alma
Mater and is working for her Masters Degree on
Getting back to the subject of the show, which
was an overwhelming success, Peggy said she and
Rose had gone to see it and afterwards stopped
in for coffee at the PIGEON NEST, a lovely
dining establishment owned and operated by
Loretta Pellegrino, and while there she had
noticed Marge Petek sitting with a group of
friends from the Opera House. Naturally there
was a jubilant reunion of Lauralton's 5lers, but
Peg amusedly related that it was a short-lived
reconciliation as they were interrupted by enthu-
siastic applause which heralded the entrance of
the PIGEON NEST'S versatile singing Emcee,
Peggy hnally ran out of breath, which gave
stewardess Kernick a chance to politely take her
leave of us to go about her job. I realized as we
plummeted onto the field at San Francisco, that
we had talked for three thousand miles. I almost
wished for the old-fashioned planes that took at
least half a day 'to cover the country.
I stepped off the plane and stood looking
around the crowded airport. This was the mid-
point of my trip to Hawaii. After bidding a
sincerely fond adieu to Peg, I experienced a sud-
den feeling of loneliness. I had been advised by
dependable friends that Hawaii is the place to
take a vacation but I must confess to a change
of heart at that moment. As I walked about the
San Francisco airport, waiting for the Hawaiian
Express to refuel, I noticed a familiar face. There
standing at the information desk, conversing
vigorously with the traveling agent, I saw the
famous Kay Fleming. The agent, Ann Dougiello,
was trying to explain that the collective family
rate does not apply to groups the size of the
Fleming tribe. I felt somewhat like an auto-
graph hound as I approached the famous singing
comedienne. But soon, oblivious of time, Ann,
Kay and I were sitting discussing the news, past
and present. Among other things, I picked up
these tasty tidbits:
Ann Jenemann, whom we all know as the
author of many of our Catholic best-selling
novels, is working on a new one entitled, "Then
came Charley!" . . . Nancy Relihan, who has
already proved her merit as a great actress, fthe
renowned Miss Tarrymorelj is going to make her
debut as Juliet in September! . . . King Features
has just purchased the copyright to Mary Jane
Quick's newest cartoon creation, "The Imps"
. . . Doris Pulie has become a French-English
interpreter at the United Nations' Headquarters.
Our conversation ended only when they an-
nounced that the plane for Hawaii was to leave
in a few minutes. Once again winging away
across the miles, I began to read a copy of the
Bridgeport Post which Ann thoughtfully had
slipped to me, knowing I would be interested.
I noticed immediately from front-page headlines
that Thomasina Frouge was running for Congress
on the Republican ticket opposed on the Demo-
cratic ticket by the"'good-humored candidate",
Denise O'Connor. From the society page two
familiar faces smiled up at me, Marilyn Hill
portrayed in the traditional lace and veil of a
June bride while Helen Whelan's picture was
captioned with the familiar phrase, "Announces
her engagement." On the next page, there was
a stimulating editorial by the new editor Jban
Kleinknecht, a masterpiece entitled "Dependa-
bility-a key to success." A few pages further
on, there was a full-sized ad announcing the
opening of a new drugstore. Beneath the two
lovely pictures, I read, "Head Beauty Consult-
ant . . . Lorraine Baduini, Head Pharmacist
. . . Irene Gemzal"
In another picture on the back page, I recog-
nized Sue Shay, who, the paper informed me,
had just received a key position at the Yale
School of Music - doing research work on scales.
Seen congratulating Sue in the picture was the
country's outstanding criminal lawyer, Barbara
Hammond! Lauralton's influence in the world
is certainly far-reaching!
The paper fell from my grasp as the plane
touched the ground. As I tripped down the gang-
plank the beautiful spirit of peaceful, balmy
Hawaii was soon soaked up by my weary bones.
Even the fact that Hawaii is another state of the
Union does not detract from its exotic fascina-
tion. As I left the airport a taxicab occupied
by a sophisticated dark-eyed young lady stopped
in front of me. In a moment, I recognized her
to be Kay Barrett. Soon I was in the cab talking
about everything from beans to bones. Kay told
me that she was in Hawaii only for a short vaca-
tiong she had to get back to Bridgeport in time
for her partner, Margaret Relihan, to take her
vacation. 'l'hey are the joint owners of the coun-
try's outstanding hat designing shop. Kay said
that among their best customers are Sally Plumb,
now famous for her radio portrayal of "X'Vhen
a Girl Marries" and Barabara Speer who has
her own quarter hour broadcast of "Music for
the tired heart." The perplexed driver inter-
rupted our chattering to inquire about the hotel
we wanted to be driven to. In a few minutes
we were being ushered into the fashionable
Leilani Hotel by the proprietress herself, Fran-
I saw Francine just a few years ago at Mar-
garet Carroll's wedding. QStrange . . . again I
find I can't remember the groom's IILIIIICJ
Francine, beside herself with excitement because
Arthur Godfrey was doing his first trans-oceanic-
television broadcast from her hotel, invited us
up to the studio. just as we came in, Arthur's
"girl Friday", Pat Williams, was introducing to
the television screens of the world their guest
of honor, Littoria Beltrone. I found myself so
engrossed in I,ittoria's playing that I didn't
notice another great Television star, sittings next
to me . . . Mara DeGroffl She waited patiently,
until I was de-fascinated from Littoria's concerto
fan opus of her own, incidentlyj and it was with
a tearful eye and joyful heart that I shook her
hand. I noticed the propitious frown on Pat's
brow and hy way of explanation I said, "I always
cry when I'm happy.
And who wouldn't be happy! In one day, at
tl1e four corners of the earth I have felt the smile,
the handshake and the embrace of so many old
friends: a smile that relates all the Lauralton
friendliness, a handshake that expresses its won-
derful spirit of co-operation, and an embrace that
gathers and brings together the fond memories
of the past. I suddenly realized that Lauralton
is not just a building or a group of peopleg
Lauralton is a spirit embedded in our hearts,
a spirit which neither time nor tide can take
"And now, our frst exclusive."
63 Senior-junior Class Night banquet.
"Ariel Ave! Ave!"
"The third joyful Mystery . . "
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So white, so wise.
We, the class of 1951, being of "never mind"
with sturdy and justifiable intentions do hereby
will and bequeath to our fated and eager suc-
cessors the knowledge of the following to be used
carefully and to the fulfillment of the expecta-
tions of their exemplary predecessors and to the
wonder of the faculty.
To the teachers we leave a supply of rubber
covered textbooks, padded lloors and soundless
knitting needles as our contribution to the C.D.P.
-Classroom Defense Program.
lfVe, the "Kiddies," will to Father O'Connell
the hope that the Yankees may "chalk-up" a good
season that will "erase" the desperation aroused
by unwarranted denseness of "giggling girls."
To Sister Edmund we leave our sincere appre-
ciation for all her efforts and the prospect of
peace and quiet after the strenuous job of grad-
uating us. In addition, we leave nothing after
us to be picked up.
We, the stately Seniors, leave quietly to prove
to Sister Herman Joseph that not all of us are
IMPS and B-A-B-I-E-S.
To our friends and proteges, the Juniors, we
leave what is better known as, an example.
To our Sister Class we leave fond memories
and a challenge.
To the Freshmen we leave what is left-over in
hopes that it will suffice.
Diane Beninco and Pat Martin leave to the
Juniors, proof of their ability to do and energy
to accomplish by an example of true business
Joyce Cassidy leaves behind her a memory of
twinkling eyes and ready laughter.
Ellen Kiernan leaves her diary on the Modern
History shelf in the Library for anyone who needs
Beverly Bonney and Barbara Flynn leave their
membership in the Knit-wit Club to those who
can "spin a yarn."
Betsey Coffey leaves her rumpled train sched-
ule to the "junior train gang."
Gwen Bober leaves her penny-pinching ways
to next year's Senior class treasurer.
Carol Conheady leaves more quietly than
when she came because modesty concealed her
Mary jane Corrigan leaves her theme song,
"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles", to any Junior
owning a pipe.
Barbara De Luca and joan Satmary leave their
driving licenses to any junior who wants to be
Violet Massaria leaves her forwarding address
to her father's favorite florist.
Flora Cabranes leaves us with the knowledge
that she was born with the gift of laughter and
a merry heart.
Therese Ferrio leaves all her knowledge of
Math to a future, junior Einstein.
Pat Finnegan leaves her favorite spot at Briar-
woods to all the ice screaming Sophomores in
Frances Pavano wills her nickname of "Flash"
to some deserving junior.
Rosemarie Smetana and Mary Grace Holmes
leave to an aspiring Junior their ability to com-
bine business with pleasure.
Joyce Kelly leaves a special L.P. arrangement
of "Sleepytime Gal" for anyone troubled by in-
Rita Agostino leaves remnants of her sweet
nature and a zest for work or fun.
Dorothy Stempel leaves her ability to needle
people into stitches.
Mary Regan wills her "B. C. Headache Rem-
edy" to any Junior who might want to "take a
Peg Fitzgerald leaves to any one who might
care for it her "piece of mind."
Rosemarie Rolleri, Ellen Ndini, and Margaret
Maloney will their theme song of "Careless
Hands" Qcheerfully given by their typing in-
structorj to next year's typists.
Lois Niedermier wills her Saturday night
sneakers to next year's Junior basketballers.
Frances Jones and Mary Ann Samorajcyk leave
the Juniors their success keyg be alert, able, and
eager for life.
Florence Potts leaves traces of her smile and
sunny disposition for all those in a last period
Study on a rainy day.
Edna May Whitney, Dolores Listro and Pat
Kearns leave 'their knack for being "good
scouts" to any juniors who may be looking.
Eileen Guerin, Nancy Smith and Mary Beth
Lapke, better known as the "tri-hard-trio" of Mr.
Bush's bus, will to any Juniors who think they
can sing their way to fame, their walking shoes.
Maureen Reidy leaves echos of her lovely voice
and a booklet entitled, "Facial Expressions", to
prove that "people are funny."
Kukla, Fran, and Ollie
A pause in the day's occupation.
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Truth in thc quiet and still air of de-
The spiritual life of the upperclassmen is Centered in the Sodality of Our Lady,
under the direftion of Sister Hertnan Joseph. It is afliliated with the l'rima
Primaria of Rome. Training for consecration to Mary begins in the Sophomore
year at the end of which the girls are oflicially received. The bimonthly meetings
have always been a spiritual impetus to Sodalists, and have been the mainspring
ol' arrangements lor three-day Retreats lor the entire student body, lectures on
timely religious topics, and other activities designed in accordance with the slogan
and theme of Mary's blue army, "To Christ through Mary!"
Fztl 'D'l't,R'l"llI.'t'A:Mz A R'l, . , ,
Pirffiidl: Siiizinne glilziyl. Nlaiiy lfhley, E.i.5iilzi1tcILtrZ- fsmicra liflleglimo' g':tl?'i'n 2,cll'i"l"c'l?h"il' -lmslc
,IM ' .,uir". t ary .ou at ey. mer y ounex. .u-
Iu v Sister MA HU-mlm Joseph, Advismz Shziy. Nlaugeen Reidy, lNlat'Y lftblgyv Nancy
e iian, eggy ooney.
W Y W Thursday Rosaries
COMMITTEES ' all dal' long-
Margaret Petek, Denise O'Conner, Margaret Mary Kline, Rosemarie Chapdelaine,
Barbara Hammond, joan Flynn, Helen Arrigoni, Barbara Flynn, Ellen Kiernan,
Mary jane Corrigan.
Crownin Da b
g y cgins in chapel,
moves out to the grounds.
A living Rosar of 1
y oving hearts prays its way down to thc Grotto
Lauralton Hall is the Secretariat of the Enthronement for the entire
Connecticut area. 'l'he work for the Sacred Heart carried on by the
oflicers includes keeping records of 3159 Night Adorers, family linthrone-
ment ceremonies and sending out of encouraging literature in order to
spread the Social Reign of the Sacred Heart.
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The League of Tarcisians is an organization of boys and girls through-
out the world who through their prayers, penances and reception of the
Holy Iiucharist strive to bring about the Social Reign of Christ.
Mary Ann Bazata
Sister Marita Rose
Lois Niedermeier. Prrsirlent
Judy Bishop, Flora Torsiello,
joan Noga. Grace Vitale. joan
Falango, Glacia Geary, Barbara
Hammond, Helen Whalen,
Elinor Schofield, Marie Sanzeri,
Evelyn Harris, Mary Ann Sugrue.
'Wie 1951 L'
Assembling tlie Yearbook provides exten-
sive artistic, literary and business experi-
ences which are invaluable in developing
originality, initiative and managerial
propensities. Besides, collecting and re-
collecting happy memories isa deliglitlnl
complement to the more arduous task
Mary tlane Quick. A rl l'fdilor,'
Diane lleninco, Iiitsirzeyr liflilor
Denise O'Connor, Lois Niederineier. Mary Alice Daley, Rosemarie
Chapdelaine, llarliara Del.uca, Diane Beninco. 'llierese Ferrio,
'llioinasina Frouge, Mary jane Corrigan, Beverly Bonney, Sister
Peter Marie, Adzfiser.
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E111 TORIA 1, STAFF
Barbara Hammond. Gwen Boller, joan
Kleinknetlit, Peggy Rooney, Mara ile
Groll, Mary Jayne Quick, Maureen
Reidy, Mary Lon Reardon, lillen Kier-
nan. Sally Plumb, lNlarg:iret Fitzgerald,
Rosemarie Smetana, l'at Williams, Rita
ILDI I ORS
Mary Jane C.:1llahz1n
5lSlCI' Mary Imelda
'lla uphold Clninlizin social prin-
ciplvs is thc :lim uf thc fifty slzllf
lIlK'llIiN.'l'S of thc HIfLHl,lCLH'l'S,
l.Zllll'1lil0ll'S Klll2ll'll'l'iy newspaper.
'liiul minposilimis clclcrminc
thc slnil nppuinlincnls which
cu-ry Suphmnmv, -Inniui' and
Scnim' vngcrly sccks. Frmn spir-
ilnnl counsel lo lhc lanes! fash-
ions :incl from suucwsful-c:u'ccr-
wmnzln stories In "I.:1ul':ll:1iiS"
thc pupcr is an Mllllifl' uf nncnd-
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B U Sl N ESS
REPO R TERS
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Mary Alice Daley, Barbara Hammond, Presidents Nancy Morganroth, Dolores
Listro, Serretaries: Pat Williams, Margaret Petek, Anthology Editors.
Sister Catherine Mary, Adviser.
Two divisions of Senior Scroll under the patron-
age ol St. Thomas More and Cardinal Newman
aim to encourage oral and written expression
with a view to offering aid to aspirants in the
literary Held. Some original poems composed by
members have been accepted by the Catholic
Thirteen members of the two Senior English
classes make up the Debating Club which aims
to encourage both prepared and extemporaneous
expression. Besides broadening the experience of
debators individually, the club is also a means
to acquaint the students thoroughly with all sides
of a debatable issue.
Pat XVilliams, Mary Foley, Maureen Reidy, Ann jenemann, Kay Fleming, Kay Barrett, Madeline'
Leahy, Mary jane Corrigan, Barbara Flynn, Denise 0'Conn0r, Mary Grace Holmes, Mara De Grolf,
'lhomasina Frouge, Margaret Fitzgerald, Sister Catherine Mary, Adviser.
'l'he aim ol' the Business Club is
to provide opportunities for ac-
quiring those qualities neeessary
to a poised, resourrel'ul secretary.
'l'l1e meetings consist ol' student
presentation ol' daily olliee pro-
eedure, lilms portraying phases
ol' economic life and addresses by
men and women in the business
The United States History and
Current lirents Club pursues itl-
formally its purpose ol' bringing
a better understanding of world
problems to the History student.
Open discussions stimulate and
develop an interest in interna-
tional difficulties from a demo-
cratie and christian point of
Patricia Martin, pl'I'.Yi!ll'1I1,'-INZIHC Bcnineo, l'i1'e-l're.si11f'nIg Margaret lNlaIoney, .S'r'nr'lr:1y,'
Rosemarie Smetana, l.zImn1r1n. Sister M. Corona, Sister Marita Rose, Afl7'lAl'l.Nl
Sally Plumb, Beverly Bonney, Pre.sidr'nIs,' Laura Lana, Vire-President: Francine Queenth,
Srcretaryg Kay.Fleming, Secretary and 7'Tl'H.91ll'f"l'j Ann Mullins, Trenszner. Miss I-Ililabeth
In me is all grace of the way and of
the truth, in me is all hope of life.
The annual Field Day offers an
opportunity for keen competi-
tion in many phases of athletic
endeavor. During the year skill
and a sense of good sportsman-
ship are develo ed by means of
gym classes, hoc ey, baseball and
softball games. The basketball
Varsity in particular, has been
traditionally skillful and spirited
- and consequently - victorious.
Patricia Williams, President, Lois Niedermeier, Vice-President: Carol
Q! james, Secretary, Patricia Donnelly, Treasurer, Miss Helen Woito-
Mary Tesko, Patricia Williams, joan Flynn, Mercy Gamache, Rita Siclari, Mary Ehrsam, Peggy
Dudley, Theresa Ostrosky, jane Donnelly, Patricia Donnelly, joan Aurilio, Barbara DiCarlo,
Lois Niedermeier, Carol James, Rosemarie Chapdelaine, Margaret Fitzgerald, Patricia Kearns,
Mary Ellen Fitzgerald, Peggy Rooney, Mary Lou Reardon, Mary jane Quick, Margaret Rivnyak,
Mary Foley, Mary Lou Dailey, Florence Potts.
Field Day, the big day for com-
petition, is held in early Spring.
The Freshman high jumping
How fast can you walk?
Nrmcy Rclihan, Mary Jayne Quick, Carol james, Irene Gemza, Madeline Leahy, Janice May,
Flora Simonclli, Carolyn Macklow. l-Zlcanor Prauon, Kay Fleming, Marilyn Hill, Katherine
Barrett, Yolanda Delmorc, Kathy Graham.
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Among the cultural advantages to be enjoyed at Lauralton are those offqygd by
the Choral Club. Membership extends to the girls the opportunity of furthering
their own musical talents and to attend at least once each year a performance
at the Metropolitan Opera House. The annual performances by the girls include
an operetta, and two concerts in conjunction with a male glee club.
Nancy Morganroth, President: Mary Ehrsam, VireAPresident,' Mary Ann Wlelch, Serreta1y,' Littoria
Beltrone, Treasurer: Anne Higgins, Lilzrariang Carlyne Gitlitz, Acrompanist.
Sister M. Helena, Faculty Adviser.
Sophomores and Freshmen make up the roll of
the Junior Choral Club whose chief endeavor is
to equip the members vocally for admission to the
Senior Club. Besides meeting for singing periods
each week they may provide musical backgrounds
for school functions.
Mary Booth, Presidentf Annabelle Dil'ronio, Vice-Presb
dent: Sonya Ortlepp, Secretary' Margaret Mary Burns,
Tireasurerg Elizabeth Shay, Mary Louise Terchak, Libra-
mlite young pirates" and their
'eethearls and wives".
Don Cubeb had a retinue.
was the operella for the l950
season. Il was emhusiasrieally re-
ceived ill four perfornianees and
before the last strains of the
eolorfnl finale had faded into the
hills, hopes were expressed for
another to be given the Corning
year. Al Yearbook publication
lime "lNlarn'1elle Taps" is being
prepared for April performances.
"I love her madly, and she runs
away from ine!"
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Re-organization of THE THESPIANS
proved to he a successful undertaking in
the sphere of extra-curricular activities.
The spirit of enthusiasm which welded
together this group reward their ellorts
which in the case ol' the Freshmen-Father-
Daughter-Get-Acquainted Party resulted
in the acquisition of new stage props and
lighting equipment. Theater trips pro-
vided the members with First hand appre-
ciation of the best in modern entertain-
ment, and the objective ol' THE THES-
PIANS was realized in its own presen-
tation of a choric pageant for Christmas
in which everyday prohlems were solved
"at the foot of the lNIadonna" in the
light of Divine Truth.
Nancy Relihan. PH'SI.I1I'7Iff Elilaheth Kcllty Inf Pwsz
dent: Rosemary Shea, Sernflary: Marcia 9 tble Llu tbeth
Shay, T1'!'H.S1l7'I'l'Sj Sister Peter Marie, Directm
AT THE FOOT OF THE MADONNA
Maureen Rietly, Rita Xgostina,
Mary Lou Dailey, l'n'.virIf'r11s,'
Rosemarie Smetana. Patricia
Kearns. Gwendolyn Bober, Src-
l'I'fl1I'il'.Yf Sister Catherine Mary,
Activities sponsored by the Biology Club during the school year in-
clude annual visits to the Peabody Museum, projects and posture
contests nature walks, and weekly movies.
This year five of its Senior members won honorable mention awards
in the National Xvestinghouse Science 'IiZllCIll Contest. These were the
only Connecticut awards made by the judges.
Chemistry clubs are class organizations concerned
chielly in extending the student's knowledge to
the lives and discoveries ol outstanding scientists.
Short timely talks concerned with advances oi
our Atom Age or other current topics are fol-
lowed by group discussions.
Kay Fleming, Peggy Dudley. I'resirle1ztsg Mary Ann Dailey
A ' ' rol
Carol Damiels, Vice-P1'f'.mIe'11Is,' Dolores Listro, Cla
james, Szfcrelrtrizfsg I-'rances jones, Margaret Mary Kline
LlIll'IlI'il1lI.Vf Sister M. Herman joseph, Arlzfiser.
7f1e qaencfz Glad
The French Club, formed by enthusiasts
of the Senior French class, gives new
meaning to regular class work as tales of
trips abroad are related or discussions of
varied customs are conducted.
Margznet I'illlf.fl'l'Zllll, I'rexizImit: llarliara Ham-
mond, Vire-I're.u'1Ier1l: Rosemarie Cliapdelaine,
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French Catholic culture is the main in-
terest of "Les Deinoisellesu who have
chosen St. Therese of Lisieux as patron.
Recordings of French conversation and
, tizations, movies and film-
strips are some of the activities of the
monthly meetings which are conducted
entirely in Frerlch.
Marilyn Hill, Prcfsident.
'l'l1c "ml1im'l" inccls to discuss prolmli-ms or projects. Ol' prime llllp0l'l2ll1CC this
war was ilu- inmxdnction ol' "up" and "down" slziirwziys :I mc-zisurc which did
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C1 Y 'AACY
AGOSTINO. RITA ,........,...
BADUINI, LORRAINE ............
BARRETT, KATHERINE .......
BELTRONE, LITTORIA ........
BENINCO, DIANE ...,,....
BOBER, GWVENDOLYN .,.......
BONNEY, BEVERLY ...,...,..
CABRANES, FLORA ,.....,....,.......,
CARROLL, MARGARET ................
CASSIDY, JOYCE .,T....,,............,,...
COFFEY, 'BETSY .......,,..........,.......
CONHEADY, CAROL .........,.........
CORRIGAN, MARY JANE .........
DAILEY, MARY LOUISE ,,......,
DALEY, MARY ALICE, ....... .
DE GROFF, MARA ..........,...
DE LUCA, BARBARA ........
DOUGIELLO. ANN ,......,.
FERRIO, TERESE .....................
FINNEGAN, PATRICIA ..,,...,.......
FITZGERALD, MARGARET .........
FLEMING, KATHERINE .,..........
FLYNN, BARBARA .....,,............,
FLYNN, JOAN ...,.........,,.,...,.
EOLEY, MARY, ..,.............,..,.. .
FROUOE, THOMASINA ..........
CEMZA, IRENE ....,..,..............
CUERIN, EILEEN ,4...................
HAMMOND, BARBARA .........,
HILL, MARILYN .,,....,...,.......
JENEMANN, ANN .......,...,...
LONES. FRANCES ......,.....
EARNS, PATRICIA ......,...
KELLY, JOYCE .......,..,......
KERNICK, NANCY ...,.........
KIERNAN, ELLEN ..........,,.....
KLEINKNECHT, JOAN ...,....
LAPKE, MARY BETH ..,....
LEAHY, MADELINE .........,
LISTRO, DOLORES ..,................
MALONEY, MARGARET ........
MARTIN, PATRICIA ...,..,...,.
MASSARIA, VIOLET .................
MORGANROTH, NANCY .......
NDINI, ELLEN ,...................,...
NIEDERMEIER, LOIS ........
O'CONNOR. DENISE ......,.........
PAVANO, FRANCES ................,.... .
PELLEGRINO, LORETTA ,........ ....
PETEK, MARGARET ,...... .........
PLUMB, SALLY . ,,...,..,...... .
POTTS, FLORENCE ....,..
PULIE. DORIS .....,................
QUEENTH, FRANCINE .......
QUICK, MARY JAYNE ..........,
REARDON, MARY LOU .........
REGAN, MARY .......,................
REGAN, MAUREEN ...........
REIDY, MAUREEN .............
RELIHAN, NANCY ........,........,,.
RELIHAN, MARGARET ...........
ROLLERI, ROSEMARIE ............,....
ROONEY, MARGARET .............
SA MORAJCZYK, MARY ANN .,......,.
SATMARY, JOAN ,......,.............,,.
SHAY, SUZANNE ............................
SMETANA, ROSEMARIE .,,......
SMITH, NANCY .,,............,......
SPEER, BARBARA ..................
STEMPEL, DOROTHY ...,......
WHALEN, HELEN .... .............
WHITNEY, EDNA MAY ..,.......
WILLIAMS, PATRICIA ........
Nichols Street, Fairfield,
202 Pearsall Place, Bridgeport,
.........382 Seaview Avenue, Bridgeport
Alice Street. Bridgeport
,.......,...762 Shelton Street, Bridgeport
., ......,...,..,........ 9 Chelsea Street, Fairfield
..,...,..B0x 227, Corzal, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
2 Clinton Street, Milford Conn.
Durando Place, Bridgeport Conn.
Swanson Avenue, Stratford, Conn.
Lansdowne Avenue, Hamden, Conn.
Terrace Gardens, Meriden, Conn.
....,..l20 Chalmers Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.
.......8l Chalmers Avenue, Bridgeport COIIII.
Hill, Shelton Conn.
Alpine Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.
86 Placid Avenue, Stratford Conn.
.........R.F.D. ilf2 Huntington Street, Shelton Conn.
...,..,..2l4 Washington Parkway, Stratford Conn.
Nutmeg Road, Bridgeport Conn.
10 Columbia Boulevard, Waterhury Conn.
.......,l967 Huntington Turnpike, Nichols Connt
Regent Street, Bridgeport Conn.
Mapledale Place, Bridgeport, Conn.
............,......Park Boulevard, Stratford, Conn.
..,.....202 Hurd Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.
........l40 Evergreen Place, Stratford Conn.
Melville Drive, Fairfield Conn.
........l85 Fountain Street, New Haven Conn.
. .,....,...... 24 Lillian Street, Stamford Conn.
........:l7 Paulding Street, Fairheld Conn.
..,.....james Farm Road, Stratford Conn.
........58 Howard Street, Stratford, Conn.
29 Bartlett Street, Portland, Conn.
........63 Town Hill Avenue, Danbury Conn.
,.........l60 High Street, Middletown, Conn.
.......1l0 Unquowa Hill, Bridgeport, Conn.
.....,,.382 Summit Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
. ...... 220 Old Spring Road, Fairfield Conn.
Forest Road, Milford Conn.
.......,..l26 Flanders Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
..,......l45 Poplar Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
Francis Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
Eaton Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
.......27l Lincoln Boulevard, Bridgeport, Conn.
Strand Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
Booth Street, Stratford, Conn.
....... 319 New Britain Road, New Britain, Conn.
Beecher Place, New Haven, Conn.
Spruce Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
Sewickley Manor Apts., Apt. 71428, Sewickley, Penn.
Union Avenue, Bridgeport, Conn.
Hill Road, Easton
...........2l3 New Haven Avenue, Milford
West Taft Avenue, Bridgeport,
.......................,Green Hill Acres, Orange,
Columbia Street, Ansonia,
........66 Hanford Avenue, Bridgeport
Oldfield Road, Fairfield
....,..765 Myrtle Avenue, Bridgeport
...,...,..48O Salem Street, Bridgeport
Hilltop Drive, Nichols
Maplewood Road, New Haven 15
Soundview Avenue, Fairfield
.........583 Beechwood Avenue, Bridgeport
...,......4l3 Courtland Avenue, Bridgeport,
Edna Avenue, Bridgeport
...........986 Norman Street, Bridgeport
.,......536 Highland Avenue, Strat ord
..........753 New Haven Avenue, Milford
Curtis Avenue, Bridgeport,
Oldfield Road, Fairfield,
"I count myself in nothing else so happy,
As in a soul remembering my good friends."
Most Rev. Henry J. O'Brien, D.D.
Rt. Rev. Msgr. John F. Callahan
Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Hayes
Rt. Rev. Msgr. john H. Anderson
Very Rev. John F. Hackett
. Joseph Collonon
Robert Dunn, Worcester, Mass.
. Arthur Heffernan
. Dennis Moran
Miss Diane Beninco
Mr. 8: Mrs. Placid A. Beninco
Miss Shirley Beninco
Miss Gwen Bober
Mr. 8: Mrs. john Bober
Mr. George Bower
Mrs. Michael Brannick
Mrs. Lottie Brazis
Mr. 8: Mrs. Edward Cassidy
Mr. Anthony Catalano
Mr. 8: Mrs. Arside Chapdelaine
Mr. Peter Clawry
Miss Suzanne Clawry
Mr. 8: Mrs. William Daniels
Mr. Byron De Groff
Miss Mara De Groff
Mr. 8: Mrs. John De Laney
Miss Barbara De Luca
Mr. 8: Mrs. john V. De Luca
Mr. 8: Mrs. Leonard Diorio
Mr. 8: Mrs. Harold Dorman
Mrs. john N. Drake '
Mrs. Mary C. Dunning
Mr. 8: Mrs. Thomas English
Miss Annette Ferrio
Mr. Eugene Ferrio
Mr. 8: Mrs. George Ferrio
Mr. 8: Mrs. George Ferrio, Jr.
Miss -Ioan Flynn
Misses Mary and Sally Foley
Mr. 8: Mrs. Vincent Foley
Mr. 8: Mrs. Samuel Frouge
Mr. Frank Giampaola
Dr. Mary P. Holleran
Mr. George Holmes
Mrs. Angela Horvath
Miss Ann jenemann
Mr. 8: Mrs. V. B. Kiernan
Mr. 8: Mrs. Carl Kleinknecht
Mr. 8: Mrs. Paul L. Lapke
Mrs. Catherine Mahan
Mrs. John Marshella
Miss Mary Musante
Mr. Victor Musante
Mr. 8: Mrs. Joseph Niedermeier
Mr. 8: Mrs. Daniel O'Connor
Miss Denise O'Connor
Miss Margaret O'Connor
Mr. 8: Mrs. E. -I. O'Neill
Mrs. Frances Paskuna
Peggy 8: Joyce
Mr. 8: Mrs. Stephen Petek
Mrs. Edward Pilatti
Mr. 8: Mrs. A. Pulie
Mrs. Caroline Reich
Mr. 8: Mrs. Martin Reidy
Mr. 8: Mrs. -I. Donald Rooney
Mr. James M. Rooney
Miss jane Rooney
Miss Peggy Rooney
Mr. 8: Mrs. john Samorajczyk, Sr.
Mr. John Samorajczyk, Jr.
Mr. 8: Mrs. A. Edward Sandula
Miss Rita Marie Sandula
Dr. 8: Mrs. Edward Shea
Mrs. Rose Smetana and Rosemarie
Miss Agnes B. Smith
Mr. 8: Mrs. Frank Smith
Miss Nancy Smith
Mrs. joseph Sugden
Mrs. Frank Turchik
Mr. 8: Mrs. Albert Viglione
Mrs. Louis West
Mr. 8: Mrs. Gordon S. Williams
Mr. 8: Mrs. B. Zysk, Sr.
Mrs. Helen Zysk
Gann Department Store
Mr. ik Mrs. Vincent Foley
N yden's Department Store
The Ethical Pharmacy
1260 Main Street
George j. Brady Co., Inc.
jose Beauty Salon
240 Fairfield Avenue
Carley's Drug Store
891 Noble Avenue
Don's Package Store
16 Tunxis Hill Road
31 Cannon Street
S. Silver, Inc.
1090 Broad Street
Mr. 84 Mrs. William j. Bonney
Mr. Sc Mrs. D. J. McCartney
Mitchell's Sea Food
Catholic Supply Co.
Brodie Drug Store
Arcade Kiddie 8: Boy's Shop
Mr. and Mrs. james F. Cunning
Kelly's Drug Store
Mr. Harold Brannick
Bridgeport 8, Conn.
Mr. William Bush
Riccio's Drug Store
Mr. 8: Mrs. A. Chapdelaine
Stratford Department Store
Roche's Service Station
Belle Beauty Shoppe
Mr. ik Mrs. joseph Bosses
Lenox jewelers, Inc.
The McNamara-Schultz Co., Inc.
Mr. 84 Mrs. William B. Fitzgerald
Mr. k Mrs. john F. Relihan
joseph Scaugiello - Tailor
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Duchelle
75 Second Street, Hamden
jack and Dotty's Sweet Shop
North Main Restaurant
New Haven, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Morganroth
2177 Boston Ave., Bridgeport
Quality Home Bakery
Bridgeport 6, Conn.
Lindberg's Art Store
Bridgeport 3, Conn.
Senator and Mrs. Oscar Peterson, .I
Friend of Lauralton
Mr. and Mrs. Harry j. jenemann
24 io Main Street, Stratford
Easton Bag and Paper Company
2 2 2
New Haven Clmton
MI' and Mrs A F N2lI1ClO1'1C Dr and Mrs Alfonso Capecelatro
W l Rh d Il d
estery 0 e san Mr and Mrs I A MacFadden
STRATFORD FOOD CENTER
SOUTH MAIN STREET
S I S K B R O S
New Haven Connectrcut
Complxments of 140
and Mrs Damel F Regan
T A I L O R S
192 York Street New Haven 11 Conn
F WALKER and SONS
New Haven Connecticut
TI-IOMAS F DUNNE NC
Przntzng of Dzrzmctzon
Roosevelt Drxve Derby Connectrcut
Margaret Gannon Phalon
TIMOTHY I SULLIVAN
7 70 4 and Dexter Crgar Representattve
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Loyal Alumna Subscribe Now Compliments of
Keep in touch wiib Alma Mater
Iohn Hancock Mutual Life Ins. Co
211 STATE STREET
Mr and Mrs Frederlck M Daley
T R E G G E R S
Dealer in Building Materials and Mason Supplies
Congratulations and God Bless You
51 FRENCH STREET THE CLASS OF 1954
O I O
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The Frog Pond Restaurant at
251 East Main Street Stratford, Connecticut A 86 P is Quick
Walter Gemza, Proprietor
. . Simple
Variety - Style - Comfort and Fit
in Quality Shoes for Everyone - - Thflf
L U N D ' S I N C
845 Chapel Street New Haven Connecticut
THE LA RESISTA CORSET CO
9 ' .
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8: SUPPLY CO INC
ROOFING WATER PROOFING and SHEET
729 Umon Avenue Telephone 61129
Brxdgeport 7 Connecucut
CARL A. KLEINKNECT, Prefident
THE JOHN G. STEVENS
JOHN G. STEVENS
RICHARD 1. REVENAUGH
STUART J. STEVENS
Older! Imzmmce company zn the World
The Frrst Natronal Bank Bu11d1ng
Thomas Frouge PreS1dent
John Frouge Secretary Treasurer
74 GOODSELL STREET TELEPHONE 35121
BRIDGEPORT 4 CONNECTICUT
DANIEL I. O'CONNOR
INSURANCE REAL ESTATE
1720 Barnum Avenue Stratford Connecticut
Phone 7 5080
Balogh Manufacturing Company
325 Pine Street Bridgeport Connecticut
The Bridgeport General
777 Fairiield Avenue
Bridgeport 4 Connecticut
Accident and Health
G Albert Lawton, C L U
General Agent for
AETNA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
New Haven Bridgeport
101 Whitney Ave 955 Main St
Stamford 322 Main Street
SHAPIROS FUR SHOPPE
2 2 2
1219 PARK AVENUE
Bridgeport Connecticut Phone 6 3809
Edgcomb Steel of New England Inc
. . . ,
Life Insurance and Annuities
Compliments of . . .
DODGE and PLYMOUTH PASSENGER CARS
DODGE "JOB RATED" TRUCKS
Safer and Servicer
SCAN LON AND PAGN AM
1915 Dixwell Avenue Hamden Conn
fOne block south of Parkway?
BEN NY TILE CO
TILE MARBLE TERRAZZO
Crown Grocery Store
T1 5 360 601 BROAD STREET
128 ALICE STREET B dg po t 4 C
B dg po c C
ri e r , onnecticut
ri e r , onnecticut
Huntmgton Road, Stratford Bus L1ne
Inter 6 lntmsmzfe Charter Buffet to all pomly,
Canada, Mexzco 6 U S
Phone 7-1595 or 7-6611
ROLLING MILLS CO
All Alloys of Co1ls
Brass and Bronze Str1ps, Sheets
B R I D G E P O R T
Busses also to Playland, Rye Beach, N. Y.
EAT A PLATE OF
HUBER S ICE CREAM
Mr and Mrs W I Kearns
REID 8: TODD Inc
1054 Mam Street Opp Howlands
Known for Qual ty Smce 1883
MEADE SEMON PAINT CO
The Pam! People
PAINTS AND WALLPAPERS
iff 753' ik'
250 Mnddle St Brndgeport Tel 42057
THE SHELTON ARMS
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603 ORANGE STREET
New Haven Connecucur
SPECIAL DIF SET COMPANY
85 RESERVOIR AVENUE
LAWIN and GARDEN EQUIPMENT
C Factory Representanvej
Locke Jacobsen and Reo Power Lawn Mowers
Bolens Waterbury 8: Txger Garden Tractors
jar and Jacobsen S ckle Bar Mowers
john Bean Garden and Orchard Sprayers
Roto Trller 8: M E Rotary Garden T1 ers
Peerless Hydrauhc Snow Plows
Sale: Serwce Parts
CHARLES E IOHNSON 8: SON
Phone Bpt 62568
ODONNELL and LEONARD
991 MAIN STREET
LEON E MCCARTHY Es
EL DORADO PHARMACY NC
A Jacobsen Reg Ph Mgr
666 Brooklawn Ave Brldgeport Conn
BOSTON GIFT SHOPPE
1356 Boston Avenue Bndgeport 5 Conn
Louls Spetrmo Proprzelor
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675 King's Highway, Fairfleld, Connecticut . ,
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DE LUCA S
1809 SOUTH AVENUE
184 186 CROWN STREET
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T O M T H U M B
956 NORTH AVENUE
B dgp f C r r
2 2 2
991 DIXWELL AVENUE
alzan Siy e
Slatzonery and Ogice Equzpment
Grade eats - Our ecialty
Stratford 7-9978 Tele one 5-3145 ew aven, Conn
iliam H. o an, Prop.
ri e or, onnec icu Hamden, Connecticut
350 CHERRY STREET
Bridgeport 5, Connecticut
THE GRASSO CONSTRUCTION
RIVER ROAD ROUTE 8
Proceyfors ami Slazpperf of Hy Text Wrzfloecl
and Screener! Sam! and Gravel
Bridgeport Phone: 7-0591- 7-9378 - 5-6659
FRANK POLKE at SON
145C Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport Conn.
THE BRIDGEPORT SEWER
167 Lindley Street Bridgeport, Connecticut
Dr and Mrs Francis Leo Shay
DONAHOE S STORE
Between Post OfHce and A 8: P Milford
5 S1 Varieties Luncheonette
THE MARSH PRESS
Lester W Card Prendent
Good Prmtmg Smce 1918
V A V
the Class of 51
CHARLES W DOUGIELLO
798 PARK AVENUE
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BEECHMoNT DAIRY, INC.
EXTRA RICH MILK
2710 North Avenue Bridgeport, Conn.
Stratford Long H111
Pavano s Restaurant
7170 CHURCH STREET
New Britain Connecticut
NEW BRITAIN S COMPLETELY NEW RESTAURANT
mosf E e ndHo:ptZty
SPACIOUS FULLY EQUIPPED FOR BANQUETS d PARTIES
t c fo 50
Television Shown Nightly
Fo R s 3
Fa u or It: xcellent Italian-Am rican Cuifine zz iai
Choose either the Silver Room seating 150 or the Blue Room
wi h a cornmodations r
r e ervations Call New Britain -9826
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