Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)

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-if , ,kv .My ,Q .,,...-g.- The PAWMYSTON I AN YX SCH X I N ' ' Q I X PUBLICATION BY THE SENIOR CLASS 1945 STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Stonington, Connecticut DEDIC "sits F ' f , - af fri inf HAROLD F. SULLIVAN IAMES GREENWOOD IAMES DION To these former students of Stonington High School who gave their lives to pre- N -.-ll- "I+ s5?2fEf1ff5?5553fM ' . 'E5E5:g5g5:5:r:r:j.,4,-V .. r:g5::, H ' wwtf ,,g,v 4 is x K , ft A +0 Qi " as ., -. wt ti 'W , , sq, t 2+ 'ff Q A 5:3E5f5:2Ef:4. .. . . I I X W K-.Q..,3. .4 Wig ' ROSARIO CHRISTINA IAMES MUCKENZIE GEORGE JOHNSON RTION 74? , NX 5 ' ia: HENRY IOSEPH LONG EUGENE BESSETTE HUGO A. SIMONELLI x serve our way of life, we are honored in dedicating this issue of the Pdwmystonicm. 'V A X ROBERT O'NEIL GEORGE I. PIVER IOHN GRILLS 4 FGREWORD All things have been done well. The time lor putting away our high school books has come undelayed: we have worked together to prepare a iirm foundation on which to stand in the future. 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MOWREY Bzology and General Science ROLAND B. HOUSTON Industnal Arts EVELYN L. MURDOCK I Chemistry cmd Science MARGARET E. KELEHER Socral Studies IOSEPH S NANIA Mus1c Supervisor mm, HARRIET H. KING Home Economics MARY C. O'BRIEN Commerczal Dean of Girls S i Q11 4... 'FD' m-.W FACULTY NICHOLAS ORLANDO Physical Education BEATRICE SILVERSTEIN English Latin LOIS PETERSON Art Mechanical Drawing MARIE M. STEWART Commercial HELEN M. SAFIN Home Economics FLORENCE H. THAVENET Physical Educalion 4 4 4 9 lpn QQ JUYIUT Jfcfcfifa I JUG JQIQG I ..A, Q .. ' I 43 ,.,.A f A ,:.' Q .,,4"" A 4 Q-5 ' -'QAA fq f '-AV fu x' A J Q f' '1 "' AV, , "' ' I - ',,AV 5 A Joan 1 C ? I , ...i V 1 ,EV qq L , Laffy Li t f mme, Cwbfcnsavs ff fa, Q, 11 fx. xg ,. Rgw v Jlfdfl Afffdg i ialdhvi. fffdlefam, INWW A , J Q X? wh ' ' Q. gufh 3 ' 2-w' . V Yom M' d ZVI N .QE ws' li SENIGRS EIS? J -1- l ns W af ifiw . N...-ww. www, WN... CLASS OFFICERS President IOSEPH ALFIERO "Tuffy" Pawcatuck "Next to the originator of a good sentence, is the first quoter of it." Class President 1. 4: Vice-President 2: Class Representative l. 2, 3. 4: Biology Club l. 2: Projection Club 2, 3. 4: "S" Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Football 3, 4: Basketball 1. Z, 3: Co-captain 4: Baseball 1, 2: Cocaptain 4: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club l. 2: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 1. 2: Sophomore Hop Committee. Vice-President PAUL I . CURIOSO "Paulie" Pawcatuck "The strongest principle of growth lies in human choicef' Class Vice-President 4: Class Representative 1, 2: Camera Club 1: Projection Club 2: "S" Club 4: Football 3. 4: Track l, 2, 3: Cross Country l: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 2, 3: Sophomore Hop Com- mittee: Freshman Party Committee. N l 'Q Secretary n VIRGINIA C. RANDALL "Ginny" Pawcatuck "A sweet attractive kind of grace." Class Secretary 4: Class Representative 3: Yearbook Typist: Traffic Squad 2, 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Iunior Prom Committee: Girls' League VicesPresident 3: President 4: Defense Council 3: Office Girl 3. 4: Honor Roll 2. 3. Treasurer THERESA M. BOUCHER "Terry" Mystic "The fun came fast and furious." Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4: Yearbook Editorial Staff: Biology Club 25 French Club 3. 4: Home Economics Club 2: Basketball l. 2, 3. 4: Soccer 1, 2, 3. 4: Senior Prom Committee: Tumbling Club 2: Glee Club l, 2: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 2: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee: Honor Roll l, 2, 4: Honorable Mention 3: Softball 1, Z, 3, 4. 13 BACHA ND, DOROTHY T. "Dottie" Mystic "A still. small voice." Student Senate: Brown and White Staff 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Traffic Squad 4: Honorable Mention 1: Honor Roll 2, 3. 4. X BAILEY, DOROTHY V. "Dottie" Pawcatuck "Look cheerfully on me---thou seest how diligent l am." Brown and White Business Staff 3, 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Home Economics Club 2: Basketball 1, 2: Baseball 1. 2: Iunior Prom Committee. BARBER, ARTHUR A. "Ert" Pawcatuck "rm my part, l'dl :eu the truth and shame the devil!" Projection Club 2, 3, 4: Basketball 43 Glee Club 1, 3, 4: Defense Council 2. BARKER, WILLIAM F. "Bill" Pawcatuck "Tis his at last who says it best." Projection Club 2, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Competitive Play 2: Sophomore Hop Com- mittee: Stage Manager 3, 4: Salvage Division 1, 2, 3, 4. 1 1 :si V: G. ei.. . .1 .wil- ' G31 :,- 5,5 3 W te, YK H ,sig 6, E 4 l If X 2 i ' 'Sr i' fig, f KQV fig! . . segswx . ft.,- .4 ' 31: 1 " H X 1 . . L .L- BELLONE, IOSEPH I. "Ioe" Pawcatuck "The present is big with the future."' Camera Club 1. 2: Biology Club 3, 4: Projection Club 2, 3: "S" Club 3, 4: Baseball 1: Track 2, 3, 4: Cross Coun- try 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Defense Council 2, 3: Honor- able Mention l, 2. BESSETTE, THERESA F. Stonington "Her hair is not more sunny than her heart." Class Representative 1, 2, 3. 4: Yearbook Editorial Staff: Biology Club 3: French Club 3: Traffic Squad 3: "S" Club 3, 4: Cheerleader 3, 4: Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Base- ball l, Z, 3, 4: Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Tumbling Club 2. 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Iunior Prom Com- mittee. BILLIN GS. AGNES M. "Bil1" Pawcatuck "Nothing endures but per- sonal qualities." Brown and White Staff 3, 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Home Economics Club 2: Basketball l, 2, 3. 4: Softball l, 2, 3, 4: Soccer 3, 4: Tumbling Club 3, 4: Glee Club l: Girls' League Chairman of Auxiliary Committee 4, Honor Roll 3. BURDICK, BEVERLY I. "Lee" Mystic "Where passions lead. or prudence points the way." Yearbook Business Manager 4: Glee Club 1: Honorable Mention 2. CHESEBROUGH, NANCY I. Stonington "How beautilul to watch the white sails lly . . Class Representative l: Year- book Co-Editor-in-Chief: Camera Club 2, 3, 4: Projec- tion Club 4: French Club 3. 4: Home Economics Club 2: Basketball 2: Soltball 2, 3: Soccer 3: Glee Club I: Iunior Prom Committee: Girls' League Program Chairman 4: Competitive Play 2: Honor Roll l, 2: Honorable Mention 3. CHOQUETTE, DORIS M. "lssie" Pa wcatuck "A handful ol good lite is better than a bushel ol learning." Yearbook Typist: Glee Club 1. 4: Home Economics Club 4. .,f CHRISTINO. CHAQLES 1. "Chic" Pawcatuck "Why should one study and drive one's sell mad?" Biology Club l. 2: French Club 2, 3: Traltic Squad 2. 4: "S" Club 2, 3. 4: Football 4: Basketball 2. 3, 4: Track 3: Cross Country 1: Glee Club l, 2: Freshman Party Committee. CLAY, ALBERT F. "Al" Mystic "What a piece ol work a man is!" Class Representative 3, 4: Camera Club 4: Projection Club 3: "S" Club 4: Football 4: Track l: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club 2, 3: Competitive Play 2. 3: Sopho- more Hop Committee: Fresh- man Party Committee. ,044 ' 1 6' .-rr. 'St X I W 1 If curroiib, THOMAS 1. "Clill" li. Pawcatuck "He swings the world, a trinket, at his wrist." Class Representative 3: Year- book Sports Stall: Camera Club 4: Biology Club 3, 4: Projection Club 4: Trallic Squad 3, 4: "S" Club 4: Football 3. 4: Basketball l. 2, 3, 4: Track 4: Glee Club 2. 4: lunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee. COLECHIA, EDWARD A. "Chic" X Mystic "A moral, sensible. well-bred man." Class Representative l, 3: Yearbook Photography Stall: Camera Club 4: Biology Club 2, 3. 4: Projection Club 4: French Club 2. 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Sophomore Hop Committee: Honor Roll 1, 2. 4: Honorable Mention 3. CONNORS, IAMES W. "I im" Pawcatuck "The ladies call him sweet." Student Council 3, 4: Brown and White Stall 3, 4: Year- book Photography Stall: Camera Club 2. 3: President Camera Club 4: Biology Club 2, 3. 4: Projection Club l. 2. 3: French Club 2, 3: Track 1. 2. 3, 4: Honor Roll 4.: Air- plane Club l, 2, 3, 4. CROWLEY, CATHERINE T. "Tessie" Pawcatuck "A merry heart doeth good like medicine." Brown and White Stall l. Z. 3, 4: Yearbook Sales Stall: Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4: Soft- ball I. 2. 3. 4: Soccer l, 2, 3. 4: Tumbling Club 3: Glee Club I. 2, 3. 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Home Economics Club 4: Circulation Manager 4. CRUICKSHANK, HELEN E. "lean" Pawcatuck "We were not born to sue, but to command." Class Representative l, 2: Student Council Senator 3: Brown and White Staff l, 2. 3, 4: Business Manager 4: Yearbook Sales Manager: Biology Club 4: French Club President 4: Traffic Squad 4: Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4: Softball l, 2, 3, 4: Soccer l. 2. 3, 4: Tumbling Club 2, 3, 4: Man- ager 3, 4: Defense Council 3: Sophomore I-lop Committee: Freshman Party Committee: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4. DAVIS, SHIRLEY A. "Sherrie" Mystic " 'Tis good will that makes intelligence." Brown and White Feature Re- porter 4: Yearbook Art Staff: Camera Club 2. 3. 4: Sec.- Treas. 3: Vice'Pres. 4: Biology Club 3: French Club 2: Traffic Squad 3, 4: Glee Club l, 3, 4: lunior Prom Committee: Freshman Party Committee l: Senior Prom Committee 4: Art Club l, 2: Sophomore Hop Committee: Honor Roll 1, Z, 3, 4. DIEDRICH, vii hm "Professor" HJ' wcatuck "My tongue coiild never learn sweet soothing words." DIXON,, FREDDA "Dixie" Pawcatuck "What fun to be alive and young!" French Club 3, 4: Home Economics Club 2, 4. DONAHUE, GRACE A. "lrish" Pawcatuck "Come give us a taste of your qualities." Class Representative 2, 3: Student Council 3, 4: Assist- ant Secretary 4: Brown and White Staff 3: Yearbook Sales Staff: Traffic Squad Z, 3, 4: Home Economics Club 4: Senior Prom Com- mittee: Iunior Prom Com- mittee: Sophomore Hop Com- mittee: Freshman Party Committee: Oflice Girl 3, 4. FAUOUET, GENEVA A. "Gene" Mystic "Day after day her heart goes harvestingf' Brown and White Staff 4: Camera Club 1: Traffic Squad 2: Home Economics Club 2: Tumbling Club 2: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee: Glee Club 1. FERGUSON, IRENE T. Mystic "Of queenly loveliness, for this is she." Brown and White Staff 2, 3: Yearbook Typist: Glee Club l. 3: Honor Roll 1. GALAHER. IEAN E. Pawcatuck "Mirth, admit me of thy crew" Yearbook Editorial Staff: French Club 3: Traffic Squad 1, 2, 3: "S" Club 3. 4: Cheer- leader 3, 4: Basketball l, 2. 3, 4: Softball l, 2, 3, 4: Soccer 1. 2, 3, 4: Tumbling Club 3. 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Orchestra l, 2: Honor Roll 1. 2, 4: Honorable Mention 3. GEARY, RUTH M. "Rudy" Pa wcatuck "They are never alone that- are accompanied with noble thoughts." Home Economics Club 1, 2: Glee Club I, 2. 3. 4: Honor- able Mention 3, 4. GILMORE, HAROLD I. Pawcatuck "Patience is a necessary ingredient ot genius." Defense Council 1, 2, 3. GILMORE, I.aVERNE E. Pawcatuck "Great is the truth and mighty above all thinqs." Glee Club l. 2: Competitive Play Stage Manager: School Play Stage Manager: De- fense Council 1, 2, 3. GREEN. VIRGINIA M. "Ginnie" Mystic "A daughter ot the gods, divinely tall." Traffic Squad 4: Basketball 3: Glee Club 3: Honor Roll 3: Honorable Mention 3. 'S HEATH. MARCIA A. "Atwood" Stonington "Ambition has no rest." Class Representative I: Stu- dent Council 4: Brown and White Stall l. 2. 3. 4: Year- book Sales Staff: Glee Club 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 2. 3: Sopho- more Hop Committee. HOLLAND, ROBERT A. e "Bob" Pawcatuck "O this learning. what a thing it is!" Class Representative 3: Stu- dent Council l: Brown and White Stall 2, 3. 4: Editor-in- Chiet 4: Track 3: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee. ITALIANO. ROSE M. "Tic" Pawcatuck "Her tlashing eyes." Brown and White Staff 4: Yearbook Business Staff: Traffic Squad 3. 4: Home Economics Club 2: Softball 1: Competitive Play 2: Defense Council 2. 3: Honor Roll 2, 3. 4. IOHNSON, MILLICENT H. "Millief' Mystic "Lauqh and the world laughs wth you." Yearbook At stuff. Glee Club 4: Brogun and White Art start 3, 4. IOHNSON, RICHARD D. "Dick" Mystic "Sir Richard. what think you?" Projection Club 3: Iunior Prom Committee: Competitive Play 3: Sophomore Hop Com- mittee: Waiter 2, 4. I ONES. EDWARD M. "Putty" Mystic Tis women, women, who rule me still." Class Representative 4: Year- book Photography Statt: Camera Club 4: Biology Club 2. 3, 4: French Club 2, 3: Track 1. 2, 3: Manager: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club l. 2, 3: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee. O KELLEHER. GRACE M, "Irish" Pawcatuck "Her laughter comes like shapes unbottled trom a magic tlask." Class Representative 2. 4: Yearbook Sales Stall: Trattic Squad 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2: Senior Prom Committee: Honor Roll 3: Girls' League Secretary 4: Competitive Play 3: Detense Council 2, 3: Sophomore Hop Committee: Honorable Mention 2. 3. KELLIHER. TERESA P. "Pat" Pawcatuck "A tair exterior is a silent recommendation." Traltic Squad l, 2, 3: "S" Club 3. 4: Secretary-Treasurer 3, 4: Cheerleader 3. 4: Basket- Ball 1..2, 3: Soccer l, 2. 3: Senior Prom Committee: Tumbling Club l, 2: Glee Club l, 2, 3. 4: Girls' League Song Leader: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee. 4 ' l W - , , K 3.-sgxztm ., h A Y - ., R i ngs ,. - x i... vt .fav lt.: t .f-Q.. - f - -. x V -3 5 rx gtfswy he -L. , ' M LaGRUl-K, AGNES Ill?-.X "Ag" Stonington N. "lt is good to lengthen to the last a sunny mood." Class Representative 4: Stu- dent Council 3: Brown and White Statt 2. 3, 4: Yearbook Sales Statt: Trattic Squad Z, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee 3. Girls' League Treasurer 4. LEE. LILLIAN M. "Lil" Pawcatuck "The natural alone is permanent." Class Representative 3: Bi- ology Club l: French Club 2: "S" Club 3. 4: Basketball 1: Soccer 1: Tumbling Club l. 2. 3: Glee Club 1, 2: Iunior Prom Committee: Girls' League Treasurer 3. LEMA, EDMUND I. "Eddie" l Stonington "Silence is the perfect herald ot joy." LITTLEFAIR, HILDA M. "Duchess" Pawcatuck "Sunny locks equalized by her sunny disposition." Class Representative 4: Year- book Typist: Trattic Squad 2. 3, 4: Basketball l, 2: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club 1, 2: Girls' League Chairman ot Auxiliary Committee 3: Girls' League Chairman of Social Service Committee 4: Honor Roll 1. Z, 3, 4: Oftice Girl 2. 3: Home Economics Club 4. LOMBARDO, ANNA M. Pawcatuck "From a little spark may burst a mighty flame." Camera Club 4: Traffic Squad 3: "S" Club 3, 4: Cheerleader 3, 4: Basketball l: Tumbling Club 3. LoPRIORE, THERESA M. Pawcatuck "Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low." Brown and White Staff 4: Home Economics Club 1, 2: Basketball 1. 2: Softball 1, 2: Tumbling Club 2. LYNCH, TERESA E. "Terry" Pawcatuck "A work well begun is half ended."' Yearbook Typist: Traffic Squad 4: Basketball 1, 2: Glee Club 1: Honor Roll 3: Honorable Mention 1, 2. MAIN, AUDREY C. "Feather" Pawcaluck "She walks in beauty." Yearbook Business Staff: Bi- ology Club 2: Home Econom- ics Club 2. 4: Glee Club 4: Girls' League Vice-President 4: Honor Roll 4: Traffic Squad 4. r'l . 4 if-' t.,r ,vm MAINE, MARGARET F. "Peggy" Pawcatuck "Great things thro' greatest hazards are achieved." Brown and White Staff 3, 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Home Economics Club 2: Basket- ball l. 2, 3: Softball 1, 2, 3: Soccer l. 2, 3: Tumbling Club 1: Glee Club 1: lunior Prom Committee. MAINE, PAULINE M. l "Paulie" Stonington "Speak of me as l am." Yearbook Business Staff: Bi- ology Club 2. 3: Basketball l, 2: Softball 1, 2: Soccer 1, 2: Tumbling 4. ix MANZELLA. NTHON Y B. "Tony" Pawcatuck "A lion amongl the ladies is a most dreaatul thing." "s" Club 2. 3. Football 2. 3. 4: Basketball 1, 2A:,N Track 1, 2, 3: Cross Countyl l, 2, 3: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee. MARR, ELSIE A. "El" Mystic "Never a scornful word." Glee Club 3, 4. MARTELL. MYRTLE I. "Mirt" Pawcatuck "Be silent and sale-silence never betrays you." MCGUIRE. l OSEPH I. "Sleepy" Pawcatuck "And when I am stretched under the pine . . Class President 2: Class Representative Z. 3, 4: Stu- dent Council Vice-President 3: President 4: Biology Club 2: French Club Z: Traltic Squad 4: "S" Club l. 2, 3, 4: Football 3, 4: Baseball l, 2, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee. MENGE, CHARLES M. "Head" Mystic "Whistle, and she'll come to you!" Class Representative 3: Year- book Photography Stall: French Club Z. 3: "S" Club 3. 4: Glee Club 1. 2, 3. 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee. MITCHEL , R SARIO V. "Razz" Pawcatuck "His time is to ver, every- wh e his ace" Brown land White Stall 4: Yearbook Sports Stall: Bi- ology Club 2: Projection Club 3. 4: Trattic Squad 4: Basel ball 4: Track 4: Senior Prom Committee: Iunior Prom Com- mittee: Detense Council 2, 3: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. 4: Waiter l, 2.' few ! F-. MORRISON, ALLAN R. "Mayor" Mystic "He proved best man in the field." Class Representative I. 2, 3. 4: Brown and White Stall 4: "S" Club 3, 4: Football 1, 2. 3, 4: Basketball l, 2: Track l. 2, 3, 4: Cross Country Manager 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club l. 2, 3. 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 2: Sopho- more Hop Committee: Fresh- man Party Committee: Box- ing 3, 4: Waiter 4. MORRISON. ELEANOR F. "Ellie" Mystic "Discretion of speech is more than eloquence." Class Secretary 2: Class Representative 1, 2, 4: Brown and White Staff l, 2, 3: Year- book Photography Stall: Camera Club 4: Projection Club 4: French Club 2, 3: Trallic Squad 2, 3: "S" Club 3. 4: Cheerleader 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Tumbling Club 1, 2, 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Iunior Prom Committee: Girls' League Songleader 2. 3, 4: Competitive Play 2, 3: School Play Z: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee. MOWREY, MARGARET R. "Pegqy" Pawcatuck "She holds the eel of science by the tail." Brown and White Stall 4: Basketball 4: Glee Club 4: Band 4: Honor Roll 4: Pro- jection Club 4. 0'NEIL, MARIE H. "Wee Wee" Pawcatuck "Tomorrow do thy worst, lor I have lived today." Yearbook Business Statt: Camera Club 2, 3: Biology Club 2: Home Economics Club 2, 4.: Tumbling Club 3. 4: Glee Club 4: Honor Roll 4: Trallic Squad 4. 0'Nl-JILL. ELIZABETH I. "Betty" Stonington "What sweet delight a quiet life affords . . Clan Representative I, 3. 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Biology Club 3, 4: Trattic Squad 3: Senior Prom Com- mittee: Tumbling Club 4: Glee Club I: Defense Coun- cil ,First Aid Squad 3: Honor Roll l, 2: Honorable Mention l. 2. ORLANDO, LAURA I. "Shorty" Pawcatuck "Her beautiful flowing hair." Brown and White Statt 3. 4: Yearbook Art Staft: Basket- ball l, 2. 3: Softball 1. Z. 3: Soccer l, 2. 3: Glee Club 1: Iunior Prom Committee: Honor Roll l, 2, 3, 4. OZANNE. IOHN W. Pawcatuck "A proper man, as one shall see in a summer's day." Projection Club 3: Iunior Prom Committee. PARANDELIS, PENELOPE "Penny" Pawcatuck "Let not your heart be troubled." Brown and White Business Staff 3. 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Home Economics Club: Glee Club 4. f.:15' 'Irv Q PERRY, Awpnzfir w. "Andy'L,.f-"I Pawcatuck "l ,laugh at the lore and pride of man." Brown and White Staff 4: Camera Club 2, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee. PERRY. CARL G. Stonington "Character is higher than intellect." Class Representative 4: Camera Club 4. x PIERSON. GEORGE L. "Les" Mystic "My days are switter than a weaver's shuttle." Camera Club 1, 4: Glee Club 1. 4: Honor Roll 3. 4: Honor- able Mention l: Traffic Squad 4. PIVER, EDMUND P. "Skinhead" Stonington "lt must be so: for miracles are ceased." "S" Club 4: Football Man- ager 2, 3, 4. PURTILI., IOSEPH I. "Ice" Pawcatuclc "He is a merchant of wits." Camera Club 3, 4: Biology Club 3: Projection Club 3: Football 4: Competitive Play 2. 3. imrro, DQNALD D. "Ruff" X Pawcatuck "He is as free as the birds inf the trees." Class Rresident 3: Biology Club Z: Projection Club 4: Traffic Squad 4: "S" Club 1, 2: Vice-President 3: President 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Co- Captain 4: Basketball l, 2. 3, 4: Baseball 1. 2. 3, 4: Co-Captain 4: Track 2. 3, 4: Cross Country 1: Glee Club l, 2: Iunior Prom Committee: Defense Council 3: Sopho- more I-lop Committee: Honor- able Mention 1. HATTIGAN. JOAN T. "lo" Mystic "For all things are less dreadful than they seem." Class Representative 1: Camera Club 1: Traffic Squad 2: Home Economics Club 2: Tumbling Club 3: Glee Club l: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee. REUSS. ELMA P. "Rusty" Stonington "Life is not life at all without delight." Yearbook Sales Staff: Home Economics Club 2: Glee Club 4. SCHWAM, ERNEST F. "Ernie" Pawcatuck "But never a word he said . . . " Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4. SEBASTIAN, EDITH I. "Small Frye" Pawcatuck "Consideration, like an angel came." Home Economics Club l, 2: Glee Club 1, 2: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. SENIOR, WILLIAM B. "Willie" Pawcatuck "I could a tale unfold." Projection Club 3: Glee Club 1: Iunior Prom Committee: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. SHEA, CLARE A. "Irish" Pawcatuck "Charm strikes the heart. but merits wins the soul." Class Representative 3: Student Council 4: Secretary of the Student Council 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: Traffic Squad 2, 3, 4: Home Eco- nomics Club 4: Senior Prom Committee: Iunior Prom Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee: Office Girl 3, 4. SHEA. WALTER I. "Wally" Pawcatuck "His own character is the arbiter of everyone's fortune." "S" Club 3. 4: Basketball 4: Track l. 2, 3, 4: Track Coun- try 3, 4: Glee Club l. SIMONELLI. RAYMOND A. "Ray" Mystic "He knows what is what." Honor Roll l: Honorable Mention 2: Boxing 3. SIMONELLI, RENO D. "Goose" Mystic "Every man is the architect of his own fortune." Projection Club 3: Football 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Honor Roll 1. SMYRNIOTES, EVA Pawcatuck "Self conquest is the greatest of victories." Student Council 1, 2: Home Economics Club 2: Soccer l: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee: Honor Roll l. 2. 3. K' 1 STEARNS. EDITH M. "Edie" Pawcatuck "My brain, more busy than the laboring spider." Yearbook Editorial Staff: Bi- ology Club 3: French Club 2, 3: Traffic Squad 4: Tum- bling Club 3, 4: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4. SWANSON, JAMES W, "lim" Mystic "Beware the fury of a patient man." Projection Club 3. 4. THIBDEAU, IANE A. "Ianie" Stonington "That is gold which is worth gold." Yearbook Typing Staff. TOWERS. IEAN E. "Ieannie" Pawcatuck "Innocence in genius and candor in power are both noble qualities." Class Representative 1: Brown and White Staff 4: Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief: French Club 3, 4: Traffic Squad l, 2. 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4: Softball 1. 2, 3, 4: Soccer 1, 2. 3. 4: Senior Prom Committee, Iunior Prom Com- mittee: Orchestra l: Band 4: Freshman Party Committee: Honor Roll l. 2. 3, 4. K TUDISCA, ROSE A. Pawcatuck "Sweet-- from the crown of her head to the sole of her fool." Class Representative 3: Brown and White Staff l: Yearbook Editorial Staff: Bi- ology Club 2: French Club 3: Traffic Squad 3: Basket- ball l, 2, 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club l: Iunior Prom Committee: Girls' League Chairman of Social Service Committee 3: Com- petitive Play 2, 3: Defense Council 2: Honor Roll 1, 2: Honorable Mention 3: Soft- ball 1, 2, 3, 4. VISGILIO, THOMAS I. "Tom" Pawcatuck "Content is more than a kingdom." Biology Club 2: Projection Club 4: French Club 2, 3: Traffic Squad 4: "S" Club 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3. 4: Basket- ball l. Z, 3. 4: Co-captain 4: Baseball l, Z, 3, 4: Track 3: Cross Country 1: Glee Club 1, 2: Defense Council 3: Sophomore Hop Committee: Freshman Party Committee: Honor Roll 1: Honorable Mention 2. 3. WATSON, ELIZABETH A. "Betty" Mystic "Take heed of still waters." Home Economics Club 3: Glee Club 1. WEALL. -,RO RT H. "Bob" Pawcatuck "Man isflhislbwn star." Class Representative li Stu- dent Council l: "S" Club 2. 3, 4: Football 1. 2, 3, 4: Basketball l: Track 1, 2, 3 4: Iunior Prom Committee: School Play 2: Defense Coun cil 2. X. WHEEL lANlCE C. "lay" Stonington "She is well paid that is .' well satisfied." Class Representative 2: Brown and White Staff 4: Yearbook Art Staff: Camera Club 4: Biology Club 2: French Club 2, 3: Tumbling Club 2, 3: Glee Club l, 2, 3. 4: Orchestra 2, 3: Band 4: Competitive Play 2: Defense Council. First Aid Squad Z: 3: Projection Club 4: Honor Roll Z, 4: Honorable Men- tion l, 3: Basketball 2, 3: Soccer 2, 3: Softball l, 2. WHIPPLE. WILMA R. Mystic "A tender heart,' a will inflexible." Home Economics Club 2: Basketball l: Glee Club l. WILKINSON, NORMA I. Pawcatuck "Not much talk, a great sweet silence."' Home Economics Club 2: Basketball 3. WILLIAMS. IAMES H. "Tex" Pawactuck "Music is the universal language of mankind." Brown and White Staff 4: Yearbook Sales Staff: French Club 3: "S" Club 4: Football 3, 4: Senior Prom Committee: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Honor Roll l, 2. 4: Honorable Mention 3: Camera Club 4. Q ZAREMBA, DONALD I. " o stately ' crm." f Football 4: Basketball 3: "S' Cl b 4' Q zlffllxff W l' -env l .17 4 A 'Jr 1 ' 1 , , ff4?,1 WW g l 3 ,, JI if ww' ,ffl f y' 199' l , 25 CLASS WILL KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That we, the class of 1945, of Stonington High School, of the town of Stonington, County of New London and State of Con- necticut, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, ordain, pub- lish and declare, this as and for our last will and testament: We, Tom Visgilio and Ioe Alfiero, do leave to the up and coming Iuniors our titles as co-captain of the basketball team. I, Myrtle Martell, do leave my constant absence to Evelyn Cerasoli. I, Penny Parandelis, do leave to Rose Mitchell my infectious giggle. I, Al Clay, do leave my blond wavy hair to Tommy Blanchard. I, Ernest Schwam, do leave to Margaret Lee my six A's. I, Don Zaremba, do leave my strong silent type to Don McMillan. I, Edie Stearns, do leave my strawberry blond hair to Beverly Brooks. I, lean Towers, do leave to lean Critcher- son my musical ability. I, Andy Perry, do leave my "beautiful, c1ean" locker to Walter Shackley. I, Elma Reuss, do leave to Dot Snyder my "Tempest in a teapot" ways. I, Edith Sebbastian, do leave to my sister Dolores my pleasing personality. I, Clare Shea, do leave my good citizen- ship award to any Iunior girl who can earn it. I, lane Thibdeau, do leave to Annamarie DeCesare my neat hair-do. I, Jimmy Williams, do leave to Noyes Parnell my beautiful voice that is capable of making the fairer sex swoon. I, Betty Watson, do leave my petite cute- ness to Claire Fallon. I, Don Raffo, do leave to Ken Bowen my skill on the field. I, George Pierson, do leave my neat assortment of clothes to Don Welsh. I, Ioe'McGuire, do leave to Lefty Alfiero my winning and charming disposition. We, Grace Kelleher and Grace Donahue. do leave our happy Irish ways to Agnes Shea. I, "Chick" Colechia, do leave to loe Visgilio my friendly disposition. I, Shirley Davis, do leave my soft gentle voice to Eleanor O'Nei1l. I, lean Cruickshank, do leave to Meredith Barnes my love for athletics. We, Ed Iones and Pat Kelliher, do leave our exuberant school spirit to George Kenyon and Theresa Christina. I, Ruth Geary, do leave to Ioan Clifford the handsome pictures on my locker door. I, Lillian Lee, do leave my beautiful fea- tures to Margaret Shea. I CLASS WILL I, Bob Holland, do leave to Francis Ryon and Bob Sicilian my knack of coming to school late. ' I, Theresa Lynch, do leave my unceasing chatter to Agnes Shea. I, Dot Bachand. do leave my business- like manner to Lucy Crowley. I, Tom Clifford, do leave to any under- classman who can get away with it, my ability to keep the fairer sex guessing. I, Beverly Burdick, do leave to Maryann Stewart my "cute" remarks. I, William Diedrich, do leave my farm- erish ways to Charles Main. I, Geneva Fauquet, do leave to Rose Miceli my boisterous ways. I, Audrey Main, do leave my little girl actions to Barbara Makin. I. Alan Morrison do leave to Ioe Orlando my boxing ability. I, Ioe Purtill, do leave my ability to irk a certain teacher to Bob Sguadrito. We, Millie Iohnson and Laura Orlando, do leave to Ioseph Cunha our artistic ability. I, Walter Shea, do leave my skill in play- ing and singing, to Phil Sorrento. I, Bob Weall. do leave to anyone who can manage it my loose-jointed walk. I, Eva Smyrniotes, do leave my ability in speech arts to Ioan Clifford. I, loan Rattigan, do leave to Christine Sullivan my inviting personality. I, Charlie Menge, do leave my ability at the keyboard to Louie Trefes. I, Rosario Mitchell, do leave to Iohnny Delaney my directing ability. I, Elsie Marr, do leave my fiery red hair to Red Cella. I. Terry Boucher, do leave my wit and humor to Bernard Scheller. We, Bill Barker and La Verne Gilmore, leave to any willing Iunior our positions as stage managers. I, Art Barber, do leave to absolutely no one my interest in a certain beautiful blonde. I, Tessie Crowley, do leave to any 4-I'I'er worthy of it, my trip to Chicago. I, Irene Ferguson, do leave to Avis Main my gracefulness. I, Richard Iohnson, do leave my quiet studious nature to Margaret Lee. I,.Ianice Wheeler. do leave to Patricia Meeker my ability to beat it out. I, Reno Simonelli, do leave my ability to look chic, to Dinky O'Neill. I, Wilma Whipple, do leave my happy- go-lucky manner to Lolly Williams. I,. Edmund Piver, do leave to Peanut Roy my job as manager of the football team. I, Marie O'Neil, do leave my knack for getting along with other people to Lucy Crowley. I, William Senior, do leave to Henry Scheller my mechanical talent. CLASS WILL I, Virginia Randall, do leave my dreamy brown eyes to Gene Roberts. I, Ioe Bellone, do leave to Walt Shackley my inquisitive nature. I, Doris Choquette, do leave my witty manner to lean Critcherson. I, Dot Bailey, do leave my flirtatious actions to Mimi Pollard. 1 I, Anthony Manzella, do leave to Eddie Melanson my happy-go-lucky attitude. I, Theresa LoPriore, do leave my shyness to Eleanor Tatro. We, Eleanor Morrison and Hilda Little- fair, do leave, to Irene Geyer and Dot Wolfe, our long blond hair. I, Edmund Lema, do leave my quietest of natures to Annamarie DeCesare. I, Rose Italiano, do leave to Virginia Mitchell my beautiful stary eyes. I, Virginia Green, do leave my good nature to Shirley Lowell. I, Marcia Heath, do leave to Barbara Makin my pleasing personality. I, Pauline Maine, do leave my inquisitive nature to Harold Plympton. I, Margaret Maine, do leave my interest in roller-skating to Dot Snyder. .I, Peggy Mowrey, do leave my interest in science to David Hemphill. I, Agnes Billings, do leave to Peanut Roy my petite personage. I, Charles Christino, do leave my wavy black hair to Legs DeMarco. I. Fredda Dixon, do leave to Mary Faulise my engaging smile. - I, Paul Curioso, do leave my quiet ways to Alonzo Wilkinson. I, Nancy Chesebrough, do leave to my twin brothers my love for sailing. I, Iimmy Connors, do leave to Buddy Kiddy my little black book of phone numbers. I, Agnes LaGrua, do leave to every com- ing senior my fondest memories of S.H.S. I, Harold Gilmore, do leave my height to David Hemphill. I, Anna Lombardo, do leave to Anna Fal- on my energy for cheerleading. We Iames Swanson and Iohn Ozanne, do leave our quiet nature to Sammy Stewart. I, Norma Wilkinson, do leave to Connie Senior my reserved appearance. I, Ray Simonelli, do leave my love of hunting to Otto Wiersch. I, Betty O'Neill, do leave to Louise Cas- tagna my curley eyelashes. I, Carl Perry, do leave my unaffected friendliness to Billy Noyes. Signed, sealed, published and declared this as and for the last will and testament. by the class of 1945, Stonington High School, in the presence of us and each of us, who at their request and in their presence in the presence of each other have hereunto sub- scribed our names as witnesses: G 5 Theresa Bessette f Q h lean Galaher ,I Rose Tudisca L3 CLASS HISTORY September 1941-a group of "foreigners" lfreshmen to youl entered Stonington High School. Bewildered and dazed, we wandered about the school decoding schedule cards and trying to remember what traffic officers were for. Since we were freshmen the upper- classmen took great joy in hazing us. Although we weren't yet twenty-one years old, we voted in the first election. For whom?-our class officers: Ioe Alfiero for president, Ioe McGuire for vice-president, lean Cruickshank for secretary and Terry Boucher for treasurer. We made our social debut at the "Freshman Coming Out Party". All went well and we were accepted by the upperclassmen. September 1942-no longer were we lowly freshmen. We were sophomores and we made that fact known to the new freshmen class. At our annual voting we elected Ioe McGuire, president: Ioe Alfiero, vice-president: Eleanor Morrison, secretary: and Theresa Boucher, treasurer. Under their able guidance we established ourselves as an outstanding class. That spring we were allowed to compete in the Competitive Plays. Our play was "Oh Iohnny", ably directed by Miss Crowley and starring Ioe Purtill and Rose Tudisca. Although we didn't win the plaque, we had the satisfaction of knowing that our play was well enacted. September 1943-were we proud to be juniors! We chose for our president Don Raffo, and Bob Shea was our vice-president, Rose Tudisca our secretary, and Terry Boucher our treasurer. Our competitive play was "Love Cure", directed by Miss Mary Nania. Grace Keleher and Ioe Purtill put on a grand performance. The Iunior Prom was a gala affair. Audrey Main was unexcelled as a prom queen. This year we began to feel the effects cf war. Many of our boys left home to enter the armed services. - September 1944-and we were seniors at last after a long hard struggle. This year we chose Ioe Alfiero for president: Paul Curioso for vice-president: Virginia Randall for secretary and Terry Boucher treasurer for the fourth time. lust think-we were seniors! All the things we had looked forward to were reality. We sat in the front seats in assembly and went out first at dismissal. We posed for our class pictures and gave them to all our friends. We worked hard on our yearbook. We put on our Senior Prom. We were measured for caps and gowns. We made plans for graduation and class day. We began to make plans for next year but we suddenly realized that our high school life was over. Everything reached a climax on that happy, yet sad, moment when we were handed our diplomas in Iune, 1945. Our four years of high school were over. A year from now we will be scattered all over the world-some of us in the service, some at work and some at college. Wher- ever we shall be, never shall we forget our four years at good old S.H.S. Edith Stearns 29 BOYS Albert Clay Ernest Schwam Rosario Mitchell Reno Simonelli Allan Morrison Joseph Alfiero Thomas Clifford Donald Zaremba Robert Holland George Pierson Thomas Clifford Robert Holland Ernest Schwam Edward Jones George Pierson Joseph McGuire James Williams James Williams Charles Christino Robert Holland Joseph Aliiero Joseph Altiero Edmund Lema Joseph Altiero Robert Weall Ernest Schwam Robert Holland James Williams Robert Holland Ernest Schwam Joseph Alfiero Robert Holland Joseph Alfiero Joseph McGuire Donald Zaremba James Connors Joseph Altiero Richard Johnson CLASS VOTE Best Actor Most Ambitious Class Artist Most Bashtul Most Athletic Cutest Best Dancer Most Dignitied Best Disposition Best Dressed Class Flirt Happiest Most lndustrious Most lnquisitive Class Iitterbug Best Looking Most Courteous Most Musical Noisiest Best Personality Most Poised Most Popular Quietest Best School Spirit Most Sophisticated Most Studious Wittiest Most Talented Tardiest GIRLS Theresa Boucher Dorothy Bachand Laura Orlando Audrey Main Jean Cruickshank Agnes Billings Eleanor Morrison Audrey Main Theresa Bessette Clare Shea Agnes Billings Eleanor Morrison Theresa Bessette Dorothy Bachand Rose Italiano Theresa Boucher Lillian Lee Theresa Bessette Janice Wheeler Geneva Fauquet Clare Shea Audrey Main Clare Shea Theresa LoPriore Grace Donahue Norma Wilkinson Edith Stearns Theresa Boucher Eleanor Morrison Fredda Dixon Most Likely to Succeed Dorothy Bachand Most Respected Most Humorous Did Most for Class Most Charming Most Scientific Most Sociable 30 Theresa Bessette Theresa Boucher Clare Shea Lillian Lee Margaret Mowrey Clara Shea i l J- 1, fu faq, J 'G xx ,'J'3!ss 3 of 1' 4 5.23012 z'0' 0.5 99. 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Agnes is well- known for her tap dance on rollerskates-remember? As you all know, tonight is the big night. Two "finds", the most im- portant of the season, are about to make their debut. Of course, you all know who they are-Miss Eleanor Morrison and Mr. Iames Williams. S This really is a big night and all New York seems to know it. Some of the most well-known celebrities are here. Why, yes, there's the great movie actor-Al Clay. We could only see snatches of him as he came in, since the autograph hounds seem to follow him wherever he goes. Even police escorts are not effective. Oh, here comes another celebrity, Tony Manzella, who is now on Broadway in Billie Senior's latest play, "The Voice of the Masqueraders". Terry, who is assisting me tonight has just received word that Billy Barker is going to conduct the symphonic orchestra and that Ianice Wheeler will be the pianist tonight. As we glance around, we see, coming in the door, those famous artists. Laura Orlando and Millie Iohnson. They have their own studio, you know. Oh, there is Ioseph Bellone, manager of this Metropolitan Opera Com- pany. Coming in the other entrance we see Ioseph Alfiero and Charles Christino, two former school cronies. The former is president of the "Alfiero Brothers Sporting Goods Company", while Charles has also made a name for him- self in the sports world, being captain of the now world famous "Yankees". Coming to the opera for an a-rticle for Dick Iohnson's newspaper, "The Stonian", we saw Shirley Davis, his journalist, accompanied by Art Barber, foreign correspondent for the same paper. Art has just returned from Burma. Mr. Williams and Miss Morrison should be well pleased with the turn-out their former classmates are giving them. The lights are out: the curtains are slowly opening. Look-guess who help to make up the cast-the Misses Hilda Littlefair, Pat Kelliher, Virginia Randall, and Theresa Lynch. Amongst the men are: Carl Perry, Edmund Piver, and Reno Simonelli. Intermission comes and we now descend to the lobby to find some more celebrities. As we walk up the aisle, we see Theresa Bessette and Nancy Chese- brough, owners of the two famous entries in the National Yachting Race. Don't you remember how they used to sail around Stonington? Talking to them is lean Galaher, teacher of diction at the University of Connecticut and coach of many screen stars. 32 CLASS PROPHECY Right behind them are Beverly Burdick and Doris Choquette, interior decorators. On the tip of everyone's tongue is the performance of this opera. What compliments are flooding the air! Iust then we heard Bob Holland, presi- dent of the National Alarm Clock Association, Tom Clifford, United States Senator from Connecticut, and Paul Curioso, personal secretary to the president, also discussing the performance. lust coming in the door is Charles Menge, great trial lawyer, who after successfully concluding his latest case a few minutes before the opera began, rushed right over here with his secretary, Margaret Maine. Over in the corner are George Pierson, vocalist with Andy Perry's swing band, and Ioe Purtill. They are earnestly discussing Ioe's new book, "10,000 New Witticisms". Oh, yes, there are Penny Parandelis, first woman lawyer in Supreme Court Congresswoman Eva Smyrniotes, and Dot Bailey, make-up artist at "Connors' Cooperative Picture Corporations". They must be discussing the latest degree received by Edie Stearns. She already had her B.A., Ph.D., and B.S. We haven't seen Rosario Mitchell, yet, but we have been informed that he is here tonight. He just flew in from Hollywood after completing work on his latest cartoon, "Chili, the penguin from Iceland". We will now return to our box for the remainder of the opera, but first, let's have a word with a few of the sportsmen present tonight. There's Allan Morrison, an up-and-coming boxer: Don Raffo, teacher of football tactics at Notre Dame: Bob Weall and Tom Visgilio, scouts for several college football teams. As the lights are lowering once more, we catch a glimpse of Betty Watson, who is a model for Geneva Fauquet, Elma Reuss, and Ioan Rattigan, three famous dress designers now in Paris studying the latest fashions. We also have been informed that some other government officials are present tonight. Some of them are: Walter Shea, Secretary of Agriculture: Iohn Ozanne, ambassador to England: and Virginia Green, who is in charge of WAVES headquarters in Washington, D. C. Some other important visitors who are present, are: Dorothy Bachand, who now is Dean of Wellesley College: William Diedrich, head of the Bureau of Agriculture of Connecticut: Catherine Crowley, leader of the 4-H movement, who tours the country visiting all the clubs in rural sections: Grace Donahue, the national consultant for student councils: Clare Shea, secretary to the governor of Connecticut: and Pauline Maine, who has a radio program in which she discusses the latest national problems. There is thunderous applause as the curtain descends for the last time. Now the audience is proceeding to the lobby and the-hum of their excited voices confirms the fact that the opera was an overwhelming success. 33 CLASS PROPHECY The crowds disperse and the majority of. the people head for Harold and LaVerne Gilmore's fabulous "Kingdom Cafe". We follow with them to see if we can recognize any other celebrities. Why, of ocurse! Right in front of us is Edward Colechia, manager of the "A1l American Hard- ware Store". He also makes backgrounds for many theatrical companies. lust driving up in a limousine, we see the famous "million"heiress, Marcia Heath. She has been contributing to many charitable organiza- tions, lately. As we stop a minute to jot down the names of some of these important people that we have seen, we see Don Zaremba coming down the street towards us. He is an important figure in the business world. Right across the street, we can see the large hairdressing establishment owned by lane Thibdeau and Wilma Whipple. We decide to enter the "Kingdom Cafe" to get something good to eat. As we enter we see Marie O'Neil, famous mystery story critic: Norma Wilkinson, who is married to an ambassador: Fredda Dixon, who now has a famous service for taking care of children, and Peggy Mowrey, a world- famous psychiatrist, discussing many of the good times had by all at good old S.H.S. Iust coming out of the door we see Ioe McGuire, who now is manager of a big league baseball team. Here comes a group of girls that we all fondly remember-lean Cruick- shank, gym teacher, Edith Sebastian, famous homemaker's consultant, Grace Kelleher, secretary for a big manufacturing concern, Anna Lombardo, re- nowned cook, Irene Ferguson, bookkeeper for a large department store, and Lillian Lee, who owns a modeling studio. As we start to order, we look up and catch a glimpse of Ruth Geary, and Rose Italiano, supervisors of nursing at Leahy Clinic in Boston. Our glance wanders to the next table, where we see Ernie Schwam and Edmund Lema, famous architects, sharing a snack with Ray Simonelli, news commentator, and Iames Swanson, director of photography for a Holly- wood studio. After an enjoyable meal, we decide to leave. At the door we meet three former school cronies: Agnes LaGrua, Betty O'Neil, and Audrey Main. stars of a popular radio serial. Q After exchanging greetings, we step outside and ask the doorman to hail a taxi for us. While waiting for the taxi we see, entering the cafe, three North Carolina students-Theresa LoPriore, Elsie Marr and Myrtle Martell, who came up just for the opera. Terry and I enter a taxi-one of a fleet owned by Edward Iones. On our way home we think of how wonderful it was to have seen so many of our classmates after all these years. Lucky we are, indeed, to have belonged to such a wonderful class. lean Towers Theresa Boucher 34 ff! E. Sch why., E. Schwam ACTIVITIES III-i I fi JI fi I HH MH I Q. ll ll I JUNIOR CLASS 58 5,,.n,. , .,. Yiwu- 1'-v 1- - ,-.pm 'K -'luv an -nf .,-'ravwlu-'vw--lm "' - int'-'11,-, -:surname re. - 4' lllbll 'va Cl-W trllvlv-nuns :sux lllllurvnlt susnfuu.-. yunazg.. rr , kim nv 'J - iii! rv nf'-'W filvnl' - mrub' S'IQ9"il ale vu U sau' mixt- Host-ul an 1:- .q-poem fl r un-as 'YIl"'1 CHX!! unc: 1.4 1 u-1 - 'nv Qu- ave" , .:,.., , .,,,- .... ...snr , ,tltf T .Q , qu. .qs . 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Gsm' 7 . vi gywgy , . ng 'K WSEV1 ' 9 V F' Oil ,mr .ii sn Heier- H- I Leif io Right, lst Row Miss Silverstein, Iames Connors, Hose Italiano, Beverly Burdick, lean Towers, Nancy Chesebrough, lean Cruickshank, Miss Peterson, Edward lones. 2nd How lean Galaher, Shirley Davis, Doris Choquette, lrene Ferguson, Clare Shea, Grace Donahue, Virginia Randall, Grace Kelleher, Hilda Littletair, Teresa Lynch, Edith Stearns. 3rd How Theresa Bessette. Laura Orlando, Theresa Boucher, Agnes Billings. Rose Tudisca, Margaret Maine, Agnes La Grua, Elizabeth O'Neil, Dorothy Bailey, Dorothy Bachand. 4th How Pauline Maine, Millicent Iohnson, Marie O'Neil, Iames Williams, Edward Colechia, Thomas Clifford, Audrey Main, Penelope Parandelis. Marcia Heath, Ianice Wheeler. YEARBOOK STAFF OFFICERS Editors-insChiel . . Nancy Chesebrough, lean Towers Sales Manager .... lean Cruickshank Faculty Advisors . . Miss L. Peterson, Miss B. Silverstein eil Left to Right, lst Row Mrs. Brannegan. Anna Fallon, Iames Connors, Grace Donahue, Ioseph McGuire, Clare Shea, Alfred Lewis, Claire Fallon, Iohn Delaney. 2nd How Kenneth Smith, Henry Maxson, Marcia Heath, Ioseph Altiero, Donald Robinson, Don- ald MacMillan. 3rd How Cecelia Lesniewski, Margaret Rocchetti, Irene Rogers, Barbara Adams, Beverly Brooks, Lucy Crowley, Barbara Durtee, Dorothy Bachand. 4th Row Robert Doughty, Thomas Visgilio, Edward Iones, George Savin, Stanley Prachniak. OFFICERS President . . . . Ioseph McGuire Vice-President . Henry Maxson Secretary-Treasurer . . . Clare Shea Faculty Advisor Mrs. Mary M. Brannegan STUDENT COUNCIL The purpose of the Student Council is to act as a go-between for stu- dents and faculty. An important duty of the Student Council is to supervise the traffic squad and the lunch line. Senators from each homeroom attend all meetings and bring to the Council ideas from their homerooms. These suggestions are discussed, acted upon and it the problem is too great tor solution, referred to the office. Our Council entertained members ot Councils from schools in Eastern Connecticut last October. At this time school problems were discussed, sup- per served, and dancing enjoyed by all. The friendly, efficient spirit which prevails in our Student Council is commendable, and we ieel that a great deal has been accomplished in this school year. 42 Lelt to Right, lst Row Mrs. Cronin, Shirley Olson, Dorothy Wolfe, Iames Connors, Marcia Heath, lean Cruickshank. Robert Holland, Margaret Lee, Ioan Clifford, Billy Higgins, Ruth Stinson Miss Crowley. 2nd Row Nancy Cooper, Agnes Billings, Laura Orlando. Wilma Rutman. Barbara Mackin, Con- stance Maine, Rose Italiano, Dorothy Bachand, Margaret Mowrey. Beverly Brooks. 3rd Row Betty lane Hiqbee, Shirley Davis, Catherine Dennehey, Charlotte Williams, Millicent Iohnson, Sadie Whewell, Lucy Ann Crowley, Irene Ferguson, lean Towers, Dot Bailey, Poppy Parandelis, Margaret Hocchetti. 4th Row Francis Cella. Louis DeMarco, Mariano Blanda, Charles McGrath. Barbara Barker, Agnes LaGrua, Ianice Wheeler. Alan Morrison, David Hemphill, Iames Williams, Andrew Perry. OFFICERS Editor-in-Chief . . . . Robert Holland News Editor . Iames Connors Feature Editor . Ioan Clifford Sports Editor . William Higgins Exchange Editor Agnes Billings Art Editor . . Millicent Iohnson Business Manager Iean Cruickshank Circulation Manager . . . Catherine Crowley Faculty Advisers . . Miss Crowley, Mrs. Cronin BROWN AND WHITE "Brown and White on sale tomorrow. What's going on in Spotlight?" These very famous remarks made around Stonington can have only one meaning. This year the Brown and White is published regularly once a month. Because of deadlines made with the printer, the staff has had to work twice as hard as ever, but has enjoyed every minute of it. -ii Left to Right, lst RowwGrace Parks. lean Perkins. Laura Orlando. lean Cruickshank. Mrs. Bran- negan, lean Towers. Rose Italiano, Ruth Minchen, Mary Fauliso, Virginia Mitchell. 2nd Row Shirley Davis. Theresa Lynch, Hilda Littlefair, Clare Shea, Grace Donahue, Grace Kelleher, Virginia Randall. Theresa Boucher. Lucy Ann Crowley, Anna Fallon. 3rd Row George Pierson, La Verne Gilmore, Audrey Main. Marie O'Neil. Edith Stearns. Dorothy Eachand, Ianice Wheeler, William Barker, Edward Colechia. it. 4th Row Charles Christina, Thomas Visgilio, Angelo Sanquedolce. Ioseph McGuire. Faculty Adviser Mary M. Brannegan TRAFFIC SQUAD This year the traffic squad inaugurated cr new system. For the first semester only senior students were eligible for membership on the squad. At the beginning of the second semester the junior honor students assumed this responsibility. 44 L I Le!! to Right, lst How Iohn Cattale, Ioseph Visqilio, Miss Orlando. Mrs. Chesebro. Mrs. Platt. Mrs. Mowrey. Arthur Barber, Paul Pampel. 2nd Row Ioseph Orlando. Iohn Delaney. Archibald Gibson, Amelia Giordano. Lois lioldridge. William Noyes. Richard Chesebrouqh, George Rook. 3rd Row Allan Morrison. Frank Crowley. William Keane, Dana Hughes. Donald Chesebrough, Henry Maxson, Louis DeMarco. Harvey Iohnson. 4th Row Donald Smith, Anthony Lazzaro, Carl Iohnson. Angelo Sanquedolce: Ioseph Shea. Iames McCarthy. THE CAFETERIA STAFF Our meals are prepared and served by Mrs. Chesebrough and Mrs. Platt with the assistance of some of the students. The waiters serve the teachers and clear the tables. For this they are given free passes to all home activities. We all appreciate the work of the Cafeteria Staff. 45 Lett to Right, lst Row Iames Williams, lanice Wheeler, Edward Colechia, Shirley Davis, Iames Connors, Eleanor Morrison, Andrew Perry, Nancy Chesebrouqh, Tom Clifford. 2nd Row Donald Chesebrough, Ioseph Purtill, Carl Perry, Edward Iones, Anna Lombardo, Richard Chesebrouqh, Henry Maxson, Miss Murdock. 3rd Row Donald Welch, Anna LoCrasto, Emilia Giordano, Dorothy Furey, Patricia Tillinghast, loan Hauschild, lean Garretson, William Perkins. 4th Row Mariano Blanda. Robert Weaver, Robert Grom, Ioseph Kenyon, Philip Newbury, Charles McGrath, Iohn Schackley. OFFICERS President . Iames Connors Vic-President . Shirley Davis Secretary-Treasurer Eleanor Morrison Faculty Adviser Miss Evelyn Murdock CAMERA CLUB Year after year the Camera Club remains one ol the most popular and active groups at Stonington High School. This year an exceptionally large group of freshmen joined. Under the instruction of older members, they soon learned the methods and tricks of developing, printing, and enlarg- ing. Throughout the year the darkroom has been a very popular place. 46 Lett to Right, lst Row Mrs. Cullinane, Eleanor Morrison. Natalie Saunders, Maryann Stewart, William Barker, Margaret Shea, Christine Sullivan, Ann Powers, Mrs. Mowrey. 2nd Row Iean Perkins, Barbara Barraclough, Peggy Mowrey, Nancy Chesebrough, Shirley Ostman, Diana Bartolucci, Elsie Pachico, Theresa Brooks. 3rd Row Charles Shea, Ruth Minchen. Lucy Crowley, Grace Parks, Ann Dennehey, Elizabeth Connors, Miriam Pollard, Angelo Sanquedolce, William Peabody. 4th Row Edward Colechia, Thomas Clifford, Ioseph Purtill, George Rook, Archibald Gibson, Dana Hughes, Ioseph Cattafe, Arthur Barber. Sth Row 'Edward Melanson, Iames Connors, Carl Perry. Walter Banker, George Kenyon. Lewis DeMarco, Robert Barker. OFFICERS President . William Barker Secretary Lucy Crowley Treasurer . . . . Iean Perkins Faculty Advisers . Mrs. Mowrey. Mrs. Cullinane PROJ ECTION CLUB This highly interesting club was started this year because of the need for students to run the projector in the auditorium. The club sponsors all movies that are for the entertainment of the stu- dents and has complete charge of these pictures. 47 Mr: Y' tif' X ' S W- av Mfr 1- FFF 'er W V f w an Nw www Q 14 u . ' k J ,- mm 313'-'NJ Q , 1, X V lsr 35664 W infra GLEE CLUB wow 4 1 1 48 lgrpin turn .rw rw :sauna mam? rwsrwv . Mn- fffgif Hiram 63526 'NY " 'WCW 'uf' Le!! to Right. lst How Margaret Rocchetti, Catherine Dennehey, Miss Keleher, Pauline Main. 2nd How Gabriella Piver, Eleanor Morrison, Catherine Marikle, Barbara Mackin, Barbara Mac- Glatlin, 3rd How Iaarr Clifford. Avis Main, Patricia Meeker. Barbara Barker. OFFICERS . President . . . . Barbara Mackin Vice-President . Margaret Rocchetti Secretary-Treasurer . Ann Lo Crasto Faculty' Adviser . Miss Kelleher LIBRARIANS CLUB This club includes a certain number of students who have the "interest- ing" job of taking care of the books in the library. To them is left the job of keeping the volumes always neat and in their right places. It you see a girl rushing staggeringly along the hall pulling her hair and gnashing her teeth, it will probably be the results of a period in Room 15 trying to get students to have books checked correctly. To these girls goes the credit for keeping the library as it is. .QU ' Left to Right, lst Row -Audrey Maine, Grace Kelleher. Mrs. O'Brien, Virginia Randall, Agnes La Grua. 2nd How Eleanor Morrison, Agnes Billings, Hilda Littletair, Ianice Wheeler. 3rd Row Nancy Chesebrouqh, Pat Kelliher, Louise Castagna. OFFICERS President . . . Virginia Randall Vice-President . Audrey Main Secretary . Grace Kelleher Treasurer . . Agnes La Grua Faculty Adviser . Mrs. Mary C. O'Brien THE GIRLS' LEAGUE All the girls in the school belong to this organization which is under the supervision of Mrs. O'Brien, Its purpose is to promote good feeling and friendship among the girls. The main event of the year is the annual Mother and Daughter Banquet that is held on Mother's Day. All the senior girls and their mothers attend. This year we had two outside speakers who spoke to both the Girls' League and the Boys' League. The money for these events is raised by collecting dues and selling programs at the football games. We all feel that the success of this club is due to the efforts of Mrs. O'Brien, Dean of Girls. 50 Le!! to Right, Isl How David Hemphill. Barbara Barraclough, lean Cruickshanlr. Miss Dennehey, Margaret Lee, Fredda Dixon. Henry Maxson. 2nd Row Wanda Lewis, Edith Barnes, Margaret Shea. Nancy Chesebrough, Theresa Boucher, lean Towers, Meredith Barnes. 3rd Row Alonzo Wilkinson, Robert Cella, Ianice Wheeler, Paul Gaynor, Richard Lopes. Donald McMillin. OFFICERS President . . . lean Cruickshank Vice-President . Margaret Lee Secretary Barbara Barraclough Treasurer . . . David Hemphill Faculty Adviser Miss Kathryn Dennehey THE FRENCH CLUB "Parlez-vous francais?" If so, you will find the French Club a unique social group. Only those studying French I and II are eligible. By playing French games and records the students' interest in French has been increased. "Ioindez-nous l'annee prochaine." 51 Left to Right, lst Row-Miss Thavenet, Christine Sullivan. Eleanor Morrison, lean Golaher, Lillian Lee. Patricia Kelleher, Theresa Bessette, Anna Lombardo, Mary Fauliso, Anna Fallon. lean Critcherson. 2nd Row-Barbara Mackin. Ioan Clifford, Robert Weall, Anthony Manzella, Allan Morrison. Charles Menge, Thomas Clifford, Irving White, Robert Squadrito, Iames Williams, Mary Ann Stewart. 3rd Row-Reno Simonelli, loseph McGuire, Donald Raffo, Kenneth Bowen, Thomas Visgilio, Law- rence Williams, Ioseph Bellone, Ioseph Grills, Albert Clay, Charles Christino. 4th Row-Loren Raifo, Edward Piver, Hobert McGiven. Paul Curioso, Richard LeCour, Vincent Faulise, Anthony Alfiero, Ioseph Alfiero, Alonzo Wilkinson, George Savin. OFFICERS President . . . . Donald Ratfo Faculty Adviser . Florence Thavenet "S" CLUB The class oi 1942 picked up the strong threads which had been left by a class several years earlier. For a beginning they used the constitution drawn up by the class of '24 and added a few clauses of their own to make it more modern. The prime purpose of the "S" Club and also the original purpose is to provide athletics. A newer purpose is to provide special awards for championship teams. This club has taken on a big job, the members have worked hard and it has been a huge success. 52 Lett to Right, lst How-Miss Satin, Lucy Cosgrove. Elizabeth O'Neil, Shirley Clay, Audrey Main, Agnes Shea, Alice Howard, Elizabeth Arnold, Mary Saporita. Alice Green, Miss King. 2nd Row Patricia Kelleher. Grace Donahue. Clare Shea. Grace Kelleher, Hilda Littletair, lean Garretson, Esther Taylor. Mary DeFlippo, Rose Miceli. Iosephine Depiazza, Mary LaPriore. 3rd How Hilda Mathieu, Ioanna Cronin, Dorothy Schiller, Dolores Sebastian, Beverly Brayman, Madeline Thorp, Marjorie Gilmore, Rose Lidestri. Rose Moretti. 4th Row Marie O'Neil. Wilma Whipple, Millicent Johnson. Betty Marcott, Dolores Fratus, Phyllis LeCour, Mildred Miner, Norma Wilkinson, Doris Choquette, Beverly Burdick. Sth Row lean Kiddy. Laura Paul, Lucille Rayner. Ioventine Correira, Theresa Monqeau, Barbara Crompton. Mildred Brennen, Dorothy Madeira. OFFICERS President . Audrey Main Vice-President Rose Lidestri Treasurer . Alice Howard Secretary . . . Shirley Clay Faculty Advisers Miss King, Miss Satin HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Economics Club was organized to afford students an oppor- tunity to do further work in homemaking subjects which are of special in- terest to them. 53 f ...,, W -...BNN v fx: Hum THERE 0 woqLDN'1' EE X3 5 any Annexe LE FL, O FRESHMAN PAGE M almg mpfflires 0 A ' 4 ' -N M ' rulllff' Q l W'-s 35.4 'Q 9 03 CJ19' 3, 'x 5 rf' 1 ,KR Q? 5 . ,U '-MW' ' ygx 1 "1 55 ,L 3: 'xx H ,uf -My V, fl 1 1 . 5 I ' Vfx if xxfnxg 1 Q JUL llsfmh 1 X N ' WN-.5 gr? 45. fx sl H QL xx 4 f Q LH QQQ-V H' if as x '-V vm ful ' 4 5 x X Mf y 9' ig ?:AziiA.ih'aai2if,,A. if f w ,I fl, ,X 2. aiamfms rmeam- g X 1 ., J X .zj A 5 rsm,fQ:hQmps1n 5, X 31 LA Quhg 'r igoum Defi?-ff M W IIYQ X X 'N J H Aillbfifij Iilrxri -' 4' 5 ' iff, V Q! dpcaf 3QsmfeDQuqw4i - L Wm, f,.g4xp,f,f.,Xx.-'X 5 X V 5 Q-4 10. E,Eefup-.af fmrfnimln My x qwmgf ,N . 1 'P ' ' f ck new ,1 ll, Hennelrn Mollw 12. Imm Krnznnrsk 24. Cxlhz-ri Vnc:!:-mu 15, Robert Gmm 16. Snmpol Stewur! I7 Yurxlle Adunw iii. Cm-E Yohnearm 39, Annu Le Crown 20, lumen CJ Nexi 53. Amelia Ginrduxxw 14, vp 4 ks .7 ,JMX 5 3 7 fT?f35gfQW f Nj ,fg ,L X 'i xxxqxrxx' rs x FELYIKJ 6,1641 ana -4' 1 ,.. HL ,,n.CA+.,' w 21 lane Haups 22. Alfrud Lawn, 233, Urns! Mfnhw-wa 24 ki-'inh Vvfllrwh LIZ. M: 4 Tfheflc-br-nz mum-,V f,m-M-f ?m::x Hqunf Nqr, Evk'.:v..m 79, Dr-L :vw Frcxhar L22 blwisf Owfzrxuxi 4 . rzamn N.,1-nm, Huuh Pulley . Pxnzm Npwxmfy H, In-hn Shiv ky. JA. Fwxncs:-2 ffmlu H, Iunfl Fifmn-xH Zahn' HJ: hrv-wr: . hmm Bus mumn Ijmrnny ww ATHLETICS WW? ICD :D I E , 1 I L , F57 I ? ' Fl u 71 .mln VARSITY Lett to Right, lst Row Irving White, Ioseph Alfiero, Richard LeCour, Kenneth Bowen, Thomas Clifford, Anthony Manzella, Charles Menge, Iames Williams, Ioseph McGuire. 2nd How Robert Weall, Anthony Alfiero, Donald Haffo, Robert Squadrito. FOGTBALL Stonington High ushered in the 1944 football season on September 16th by playing the alumni in one of the two arc light games of the season. The Bears, though inexperienced, held their own throughout the first two quarters, but during the second half their line was unable to withstand the charges which the alumni threw against them. Finally Pasowich, the moti- vating force in the alumni's offensive action, broke through the Bears' line for the first touchdown. The powerful linework of the alumni prevented Stonington from retaliating until finally they scored again, ending the game with a score of 13 to O. Stonington's second game on September 23rd was played at Middle- town against Woodrow Wilson. Although it resulted in a O-0 tie, it never- theless showed some very fine playing on the side of both teams. Several times it appeared that Stonington was on her way to score but always the defensive action of the Woodrow Wilson Wildcats managed to stop them. The second arc light game of the season was an exhibition game played with Bulkeley at Stonington's field on September thirtieth. The Bulkeley Tigers made the final score 14-0 by scoring two touchdowns and extra points in the second quarter. The Bears rompecl to a 33-0 victory over the Windham Whippets on October 7th in their first afternoon game at home. From the first quarter on, it was easily apparent that the Bears had the superior team. They pushed the Whippets back to their own goal line, recovered a blocked kick and pushed on for an easy touchdown. Bob Squadrito, the outstanding player of the game, ran eighty-five yards for the second touchdown and kicked two of the extra points. Credit should also go to the second team for the fine job they did in holding the Whippets' line while at the same time scoring a touchdown. Stonington fought out a 6-0 win over Fitch on October the fourteenth in a game played at Fitch's home field. In the first period the Bears fought down to the Fitch nine yard line only to have one of their passes intercepted 56 blocked a kick Raffo was attempting to get off Fitch recovered the ball on the Stonington twenty eight yard line The Tanagers inched the ball up to the one yard lme where with victory in his grasp Seido fumbled and Ken Bowen recovered for Stonington In the last quarter Don Raffo kicked from his goal lme to the Fitch thirty five yard lme On the next play Fitch fumbled and the Bears recovered Two runs picked them up only one yard so Squadnto faded back and tossed to Bob Weall who materialized out of nowhere to make it good In the last few second of play the Tanagers tried desperately to connect on passes but they were unable to do so and the game ended with Stonington in possession of the ball Norwich was humbled by Stonington twelve to nothmg when the boys played at home on a watersoaked gridiron and wasted no time in scoring on the boys from Norwich The next week the boys traveled to Chapman Tech where they played one of the toughest games of the year both defensively and offensively and came up with a stunning victory 7 0 The break in the game came after a seventy yard drive with Bob Squadrito, Bob Weall, and Don Raffo doing all the ground gaining with the battered Stonington line opening all the holes. The Chapman Tech team then put up one of the finest goal stands of the year. After holding the Bears on the two yard line for four downs, the Tech boys then took over with first and ten on their own two yard line. On the next play Bill Gardner, the triple threat back for Tech, missed the pass from center and Le Cour pounced on it for the only score of the game. Bob L. Ln by Fitch. In the second period Blackwell broke through the Bears' line and E' I I . u 1 FOOTBALL SQUAD Left to Right, lst Row--Anthony Manzella, Ioseph Purtill, Ioseph McGuire, Thomas Clifford. 2nd Row Bud Holly, Donald Zaremba. Reno Simonelli, Paul Curioso, Robert Weall, Donald Ratio, Iames Williams, Charles Menge. Thomas Visgilio. Charles Christine, Coach Cronin. 3rd Row --James Roy. Robert De Perry. Robert Squadrito. Louis Reis, George Savin, Iames Hub- bard, Lester Higgins. Kenneth Bowen, Richard Le Cour. Irwin White, Anthony Alfiero, Edward Piver. 4th Row' -Donald Robinson, Kenneth Smith, Lawrence Caswell. Thomas Blanchard, Robert Holt, Loren Ratio, Robert McGiven, Richard Hanley, Frank Alfiero, Ioseph Grills, William Noyes, Gene Higgins, Paul Gaynor. 5th Row--Noyes Farnell, Richard Fritz, Richard Buck, Iohn Souza. William McCarrol, Iames Huard. Bruce Adams, Edward Gavitt, Anthony Antoch, Thurman Sebastian, Delo Roberts. 57 Squadrito then added the extra point through the uprights. From here on the game see-sawed back and forth until the end. The next week New Britain came here and squeezed by us with a 7-6 verdict. Although pushing their heavy opponents all over the field the Bears dropped the verdict to New Britain, a much bigger and heavier oppo- nent. Bob Squadrito fumbled while attempting to pass on his eight yard line and New Britain recovered on the twenty. The New Britain team then took to the air and finally connected for a touchdown. Sopowski then came in and made the all important point. Outside of this one march, the New Britain team was completely stopped and the Bears put on march after march only to be halted by a chain of circumstances. After the second half Tony Alfiero carried the brunt of the Stonington attack by running circles around the New Britain team. The Stonington team, on its own fourteen yard line, then opened up and marched eighty-six yards finally to go over and hit pay dirt. The all important point however was missed and New Britain took advantage of Stonington's mishaps. The Stonington team was not so easy in giving up, however, for again and again they tried but it was in vain. The game ended before they could do any more damage. The Stonington Bears' next game, on the home gridiron, was the tradi- tional Armistice day game with Westerly, who was turned back 18-O. Start- ing in the very beginning the Bears showed their advantage by breaking through the weak line of the Westerly Bulldogs. Don Raffo, the outstand- ing player of the game, made two of the three touchdowns. For the first of these he plunged over the goal line from the Westerly seventeen yard line, in four successive plays to make the score 6-0. The Bears were rolling in the second half when they scored in each quarter. Bob Squadrito's dash off tackle made the final score 18-O. Westerly made desperate attempts to score in the remaining portions of the game, but the final whistle put an end to this. The next week saw Billard Academy buried by Stonington 39-6. Start- ing early in the first quarter the unstoppable Bears went into the victory column once more. The Bears outplayed the Sailors in every department and while this was really no game at all it was good practice for the com- ing Westerly game. The Bear reserve saw plenty of action in this game and gave Mr. Cronin an idea of what he will have to work with next year. The Stonington Bears closed the 1944 gridiron campaign by a 6-6 standstill with Westerly in their annual Thanksgiving Day Classic. The field was covered with inches of mud which caused five fumbles and many slips by each team. . Stonington's touchdown, which was made in the first period, was a pass thrown by Bob Squadrito to Ioe Alfiero com- pleted over the goal line. The try for the extra point failed. Then in the next period the Westerly Bulldogs retaliated with a long pass by Panciera to Gentile, equalizing the score. The second half started off with a kick by Don Raffo. Westerly then gave a first down and after four downs the Bears took over, but only picked up five, so Raffo punted to the Westerly eighteen. The remaining portion was played mostly in the Westerly territory. The game marked the end of the season for both clubs and several of their players were making their final appearances in Stonington and Westerly uniforms. Included in this group were co-captains Don Raffo and Bob Weall, Ioe Alfiero, Tom Clifford, Ioe McGuire, Tex Williams, Tony Manzella and Charlie Menge. Credit must be given to Mr. Cronin for producing another team which has had a fine record of teams of former years in spite of difficulties brought on by the war. Not forgetting credit where it is due we compliment the second and third stringers for providing such able and consistent opposition because we consider this a main factor in the team's success. lf the spirit displayed this year keeps up, Stonington will keep itself high in athletic circles. LaVerne Gilmore William Senior 5 8 ,wwf K ,. is - if an-was -was HW fan: '5 g KWH' Rv' 35 P r 1 WWW' , , QW Left to Right, lst Row--Couch Orlando. David Hemphill. Charles Shea. Donald Hallo, Ioseph Altiero, Thomas Visgilio, Irvin White. Lawrence Williams, Thomas Clifford, William Higgins. 2nd Row-'Ernest Ozanne, George Rook, Iames Walsh, Donald O'Neill, Anthony Altiero. William McGowan, Robert Holt, Robert Squadrito. Richard LeCour, Ioseph Grills. 3rd Row-Denneth Lyman. Richard Winslow. Kenneth Smith. Iohn Keane, Iohn Dulaney, Dana Hughes, Archibald Gibson, Iohn Spinnato, Ioseph Kenyon, Eugene Roberts. 4th Row-Charles Christina, Alfred Anderson, Noyes Farnell, Louis DeMarco. Francis Cella. William Hill, Donald Smith. Ioseph Shea, Paul Tripp, Mariano Blanda. 5th How-Richard Lopes, Donald Bailey, Iohn Thompson. Philip Sorrerrio. Bernard Sheller, Iames Proy. BASKETBALL Stonington's basketball team had a good start this year-defeating the Alumni 68-40. The season continued with some of the outstanding games being those played with Fitch and Plainfield. Ioseph Alferio was the highest scorer on the team, making 234 points. Co-captains Alferio and Visgilio led their team in some very close games. Coach Nick Orlando prophesies that next year's team will do even better than that of 1945. With players Ernie Ozanne, David Hemphill, Charlie Shea, Billy Higgins, and Bob Holt all underclassmen, we predict a fine future for our Stonington basketball team. 59 Left to Right, lst Row Mr. Orlando, Coach, Francis Celia, Richard Winslow, Vincent Faulice Stanley Prachniach, Ioseph Kenyon. 2nd How' Allen Morrison, Walter Shea, Iohn Fleming, Harold Plimpton, William Higgins. Left to Right, lst Row Allan Morrison. David Hemphill, Robert Squadrito: Robert Weall, Iames Connors, Robert DePerry, Alonzo Wilkinson, Walter Shea, Mr. Orlando, 2nd Row Vincent Faulise, Anthony Manzella, Irwin White, Paul Pampel, Lester Higgins, Frank Aliiero, Donald Bailey, Lawrence Williams. 3rd Row Stanley Prackniach, Iohn Fleming, William Noyes. 6 O 1 Q ' . l Lett to Right Eleanor Morrison, lean Galaher, Lillian Lee, Mrs. Brannegan, Patricia Kelleher. Theresa Bessette, Anna Lombardo. CHEERLEADERS When the football season starts, everything goes oft with a "bang". The cheerleaders attend the games to keep up the spirit of the players by making the crowd "yell". Under the supervision of Mrs. Brannegari the first of the year Miss Thavenet the latter part, the girls were trained in true S.H.S. spirit. The students at track meets and basketball games were helped in their cheering by these girls clad in brown and white. Cul Left to Right, -Ist Row--Christine Sullivan. lean Critcherson. 2nd Row Vivian Brustolon, Beverly Brooks, Peggy Cronin, Theresa Bessette, Agnes Billings, Edith Stearns, Marie O'Neil, Marjorie Banker. Meredith Barnes. 3rd How Muriel Calkins, Wilma Rutman, Dorothy Pont, Patricia Stillman. Eleanor Tatro. Margaret Rocchetti, Margaret Shea. 4th Row Florence Tattersall. Mildred Tattersall, Elizabeth O'Neil, Constance Senior, Mary Mazzarella, Miss Thavenet, lean Cruickshank, manager. Faculty Adviser .... Miss Thavenet TUMBLING CLUB GIRLS' BASKETBALL SQUAD Left to Right, 1st Row- Iean Critcherson, Christine Sullivan, Edith Stearns, Theresa Bessette. Florence Thavenet, lean Cruickshank, lean Towers, Agnes Billings, Margaret Shea. 2nd How Beverly Brooks, Wilma Rutman, Mary Mazzarella, Shirley Crane, Connie Senior: Meredith Barnes, Ioan Cliilord, Florence Tattersall. Marjorie Banker. 3rd Row -Margaret Rocchetti, Eleanor O'Neil, Muriel Calkins, Vivian Braustolon, Millie Tatter- sall. Eleanor Tatro, Patricia Stillman. 4th Row Wanda Lewis, Peggy Mowrey. Anna Lombardo, Margaret Cronin, Nancy Chesebrough, Pat Kelleher, Lillian Lee, Theresa Boucher, Eleanor Morrison. 62 0 P00 0 K xiiex ,X N. v wa A: nv, um nm., 4,..w, xv sp.. '-1-1 mm wx. rm.wmv -umm swfwf um num s vm. :Mm- Afm mmm Mm, H. n-we M.. yu wx., rw- M ,ms rm Annum ww-V r .1.w,,.f,, Al- Ma-.., wlzxmm aw-wr, mm- rmm,-M. ww, mamma "1 -mv ' wcnw . nm- s.r.w,, vw mu um sf-uf. sf. mf r u ,M I , M , ,, wsu, . unw- F aw, 1.,-1 M, wa. w . 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Davey's Store De Perry Beauty Shop Anne Atwood Dodge Compliments of Freestone's The Friendly Shop General Furniture Company Goodyear's Harding's Delicatessen Shop Higgin's Pharmacy Iohnson Tool and Manufacturing Company Keane's News Office Kel1iher's Market Kenyon's Men's Store Kinney's Store George Lazits, Fine Tailoring William Leary Lee's Laundry Charlie Lem's Restaurant Lombardo and Grillo Mailhot Cleaners Mr. and Mrs. Chester Main 69 PATRONESSES Mrs. Albert L. Mason . McCormick's Department Store Ioseph A. Meringolo Mystic Power Company Nash's Toys and News Noyes' Store Mr. and Mrs. Ioseph I. O'Neil Pawcatuck Hardware Company I. C. Penney Company Perrin Bros. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pont Mr. and Mrs. Iohn Rogers Schaefer's Men's Shop Schoonover's Men's Shop Sears, Roebuck and Company Sebastian Shea M. Skarrow's Beauty Shop Smith's Flower Shop N. G. Smith, Ieweler State Line Lunch Paul Stiephaudt Albert Sylvia Town and Country Shop "Pop" Turner Vars Bros. Victory Bakery Westerly Furniture Company Compliments of Western Auto, Inc Wilcox Coal Company C. W. Willard Hardware Co. Clarence Wimpfheimer Woodmansee's Gift Shop INDEX Dedication Foreword . Faculty . Senior Pictures . Class Will . Class History . Class Vote . Class Prophecy . Activities . Sports . Class Ode . . . Patrons and Patronesses . 70 AUTOGRAPHS i i in - 1 'Ear S v .,. , n -Lvl v 'A 7 1 ' 79:"f'79E': ""5 -"'1l'7,l'-' 1 .' Q.. fl: ' f - S-21 ' ft' , " ' a4l'.,-'Ei-'I' A 4, , if- . Y,. ."' 51-7-7.5J""" .""'. ,, ' S'- , - .f- ' " " ,g ,,,,,, V -1 nv Q LM, -- .- ':--- . r - A , ' f. ....-Q: :ry-J,.,p',..g-1-.1r:.,-I-11 . -M-1. , N ff ,, A '- A- LAYW,-, V. -gm H. ,-: UTP . 4 -2-331, 1fg,g-A " J gg' " ,, --'gf--if-f ww f41":f :-- , ' ' 1


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