Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)
- Class of 1946
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THE SENIOR CLASS
STONINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
As a barometer rises, so let the knowl-
edge we have gained in our Alma
Mater point to a better future and a
firmer foundation on which to stand.
We, the graduating class of 1946,
appreciative of what we have gained
during our four years, are highly
honored in dedicating this edition of
the Pawmystonian to you-Stoning-
ton High School.
ANTHONY A. PUPILLO
Principal to Ian. 1
T. ALLEN CROUCH
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ELIZABETH F. CROWLEY
IVI. ELIZABETH CONWAY
Art, Mechanical Drawing
IOSEPHINE L. CULLINANE
KATHRYN C. DENNEHEY
MICHAEL E. CRONIN
ELEANOR B. DRISCOLL
EVELYN L. MURDOCK
Physics and Science
LILLIAN F. DUNN
IOSEPH S. NANIA
ROLAND B. HOUSTON
MARY A. NANIA
French, Spanish, English
HARRIET H. KING
HELEN M. SAFIN
MARIE M. STEWART
Commercial, Head of
LILLIAN I. SIEVE
FLORENCE H. THAVENET
NAOMI E. WHITE
HELEN E. SPEIGHT
THEODORA N. WHITTAKER
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DONALD O'NEIL Pqwcqtuck
"They can conquer who believe they can"
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 Baseball 1, 3, 4: Student Council 2:
Class President 3, 4: Airplane Club 1, 2: Camera Club
1: Cafeteria Staff 3, 4: Sophomore Hop Committee: Iunior
Prom Committee: Senior Prom Committee: Boys League
GEORGE I. SAVIN Stonington
"They lose the world who buy it with much care"
"S" Club 3, 4: Baseball 1, 3, 4: Football 1, Z, 3, 4: Track
3, 4: Basketball 4: Student Council Representative 3:
Senior Class Vice President.
MARGARET E. LEE Pawcatuck
"Rich with the jewel of thought"
Brown G White 1, 2, 3: Class Treasurer 1: Student Council
Representative 2: Biology Club 2: French Club 2, 3, Vice
President 3: Traffic Squad 2, 3: Class Secretary 3. 4:
Homeroom Treasurer 3.
AVIS C. MAIN Pawcatuck
"Sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart"
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4: Iunior Prom Committee: Class Secre-
tary 1: Class Treasurer 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Homeroom
Treasurer 2: Brown 6. White 2, 3: Art Editor 4: Traffic
Squad 3: Competitive Play 2: Yearbook Staff, Art Editor
4: Librarians Club 3: Ring Committee 3: Freshman Dance
Committee: Sophomore Hop Committee: Basketball 2:
Homeroom Secretary 1: Class Representative 1, 2, 3, 4:
Student Council 1: Art Club 4: Latin II Prize 2: United
States History Prize 3.
ANTHONY I. ALFIERO
"His bark is worse than
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3 Cross
Country lg Baseball 1, 2, 3,
Captain 4: Representative 1,
2, 3: Sophomore Hop Ctm-
mittee: Football l, 2. 3, Cap-
tain 4: Homeroom President
3: "S" Club l, 2, 3: Basket-
ball l, 2, 3, Captain 4: Box-
ing 2, 3: Senior Prom Com-
"Bucket" Lower Pawcatuck
"Man ot the hour."
Football 3, 4: Track 2, 3:
Basketball Z: Baseball 2, 3:
Glee Club 3, 4: "S" Club 3,
4: Boxing Z, 3.
BARBARA A. BARKER
"Kind hearts are more than
Brown 6. White 3, 4: Library
Club 3: Traffic Squad 3:
Dramatic Club 4,
EDITH L. BARNES
"Next to excellence is the
appreciation of it."
Honorable Mention 1, 2:
Iunior Prom Committee: First
Aid Squad l, 2: Biology Club
2: French Club 2, 3: Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Soft Ball 2:
Home Economics Club l:
Cafeteria Staff 2. 3: Home-
room Treasurer 1: Music
"Full of all qenflenessf'
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3: Iuriior
Prom Committee:Biolcgy Club
2: French Club 2, Secretary
3: Glee Club 2, 3: Projection
Club 3, 4: Librarians Club
4: Brown 6 White Staff 4:
Yearbook Editorial Staff:
Cafeteria Staff Z, 3: Home-
room Treasurer 2: Traffic
Squad 3, 4: Home Economics
"Music washes away from
the soul the dust of every-
Basketball 1, 2: Cross Coun-
try l, 2, 3: Glee Club 1, 2,
3, 4: Iunior Prom Gommittee:
Waiter l, 2: Homeroom Presi-
dent 2: Honor Roll 1, Z, 3.
ELSIE E. BENNETT
"Silence and modesty are
very valuable as conver-
Home Economics Club 1: Glee
Club 1, 2: Sophomore Hop
RUTH C. BILL
"Tid" North Stonington
"The rare and radiant
Class Secretary 3: Iufiior
Prom Committee: Glee Club
2, 3: Class Vice President 2.
KENNETH A. BOWEN
"Man is the hunter, women
Iunior Prom Committee:
Sophomore Hop Committee:
"S" Club 2, 3, 4: Football 1.
2, 3, Co-Captain 4: Basketball
1: Student Court Sheriff 4:
Class Representative 1, 3, 4:
Vice President 2: Homeroom
President 3: Homeroom Vice
CATHERINE T. BRADLEY
"Kate" North Stonington
"Burdens become light when
Class Treasurer 3: Dance
Committee 3: Glee Club 2, 3:
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3.
MAURICE E. BROMLEY
"Red" North Stonington
"A blush is beautiful, but
Iury Foreman 4: Dance Com-
mittee 3: Honor Roll 1.
IOHN K. BUCKLYN
"To be born is to sufter."
Model Airplane Club 1, 2:
Student Court Judge 4: Biol-
ogy Club 2: Camera Club 4.
. . ,
HAZEL M. BUTTERWORTH
"Ee not merely good: be
good for something."
Drum Majorette at Manches-
ter High 3: Chorus 4: Art
Club 1, 2, 4: Secretary and
Treasurer at Manchester
High: Honor Roll 1, 3.
NOEMI R. CAROCARI
"Carrie" North Stonington
"lf I could write the beauty
of your eyes and number
all your graces."
Student Council: Iunior Prom
Committee: Glee Club 1, 2:
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3: Iunior
Class Vice President.
P. IOHN CATTAFE
"Facts are stubborn
Glee Club 1, Z, 4: Boys'
League, Pros. Attorney 4:
Waiter 3. 4: Projeclion Club
3, 4: Yearbook Art Staff.
EVELYN A. CERASOLI
"Good nature is stronger
Sophomore Hop Committee 2:
Cafeteria Staff 2: Iunior Prom
IOHN L. CHAMPLIN
"I think, therefore l am."
Basketball 2, 4: Track 2, 4:
Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Football
3, 4: Freshman Party Com-
IEANNE R. CHOQUETTE
"l have no secret of success
but hard work."
Honorable Mention 4: Home
Economics Club 1, 2: Glee
Club 1, 2: Traffic Squad 3,
4: Homeroom Secretary 3'
Brown 5. White Staff 3, 4:
Yearbook Typing Staff: Dra-
matic Club 4: Basketball 1,
Soccer 1: Volley Ball 1.
"Natural abilities are like
Honor Roll 1, 3: Freshman
Dance Committee: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Iunior Prom
Committee: Brown 6 White
Staff l, 2, 3: Editor-in-Chief
4: Traffic Squad 3, 4: Biology
Club 2: "S" Club 3, 4: Cheer-
leader 3, 4: Glee Club 2, 3:
Basketball Team 2, 3: Base-
ball 1, 2: Tumbling Club 2.
3: Yearbook Editorial Staff:
Librarian 3: Homeroom Treas-
FRANCIS C. W. COOGAN
"Every man is of import-
ance to himself."
Model Airplane Club 1, 27
French Club 2: Biology Club
DONALD B. CRANDALL
"He has concrete opinions."
Iunior Prom Committee: Cam-
era Club 2: Airplane Club
2: Biology Club 2: Sophomore
IEAN K. CRITCHERSON
"Character is a diamond that
scratches every other stone."
Honor Roll 1, 3: Basketball
1, 2, 3: Tumbling Club 1, 2,
3: Traffic Squad 3, 4: Iunior
Prom Committee: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Glee Club 1,
2: Honorable Mention 2: "S"
Club 3, 4: Baseball 1, 2:
Brown G White Staff 4:
Freshman Dance Committee:
Orchestra 1, 2.
MARY MARGARET CROAK
"Those eyes, soft as a
Camera Club 4: Art Club 4:
Glee Club 4: Dramatic Club
4: Biology Club 2: Science
Club 1: Homemaking Club 1.
2: Basketball Squad 3.
LUCY A. CROWLEY
"To live is not to live for
one's self alone."
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3: Class Rep-
resentative 1. 2, 3: Student
Council Senate 3: Freshman
Dance Committee: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Iunior Prom
Committee: Sophomore Ring
Committee: Yearbook Adver-
tising Manager: Brown 6:
White Staff 2, 3, 4: Glee Club
1, Z, 3: Projector Club 4:
Secretary 3: Dramatic Club
4: Homeroom Treasurer 3:
Traffic Officer 3, 4: Soccer 1,
2, 3: Volley Ball 1, 2, 3:
Baseball 1, 2, 3: Basketball
1, 2, 3: Office Girl 4.
ALEXANDER R. DE MARCO
"Give us the man who sings
at his work."
Honor Roll 2, 3: Honorable
Mention l: Waiter 1: Glee
Club 1. 2, 4: Basketball 1,
2. 4: Cross Country 1: Biology
Club: Class Secretary 4:
Boys' League, Vice President
4: Sophomore Hop Commit-
tee: Freshman Party: Traffic
ANN B. DENISON
"An ounce of cheerfulness is
worth a pound of sadness."
Home Room Sec. 1. 2: Honor
Roll l, 2: Honorable Mention
3: Yearbook Bus. Staff: Home
Ec. Club l.
BARBARA L. DENISON
"Yet one couldn't but
Glee Club l, 2. 3, 4: Music
Club 4: Honorable Mention
1, 2, 3: Camera Club 1:
Homeroom Treasurer 2: Iunior
Prom Committee: Yearbook
Editorial Staff: Traffic Squad
2: Dramatic Club 4: Senior
Prom Committee: Sports Club
CATHERINE M. DENNEHEY
"Writers are the main land-
marks of the past."
Homeroom Treasurer 2, 3:
Glee Club l, 2: Honorable
Mention 3: Brown 6 White 2.
3. News Editor 4: Iunior
Prom Committee: Traffic
Squad 3: Defense Council 1,
2: Librarians' Club 3, 4: Bas-
ketball l, 2: Yearbook Edi-
ANNAMARIA DI CESARE
"By reading, a woman makes
herself contemporary of
Honor Roll l, 2, 3: Glee Club
l: Homeroom Secretary 2:
Homeroom Secretary 2: Traf-
fic Squad 3. 4: Dramatic Club
MARY T. DINOTO
"Laughter is my object-'tis
Home Ec. Club 2: Glee Club
1, 2: Traffic Squad 3. 4:
Brown G White 3. 4: Yearbook
Typing Staff: Honorable Men-
tion 2. 3, 4: Dramatics 4:
Basketball 1, 2: Soccer 1:
Baseball 1: Honor Roll l.
ANNA T. FALLON
"The magic of her sweet
Home Ec. Club l, 2: Glee
Club l, 2: "S" Club 3, 4:
Cheerleader 3. 4: Student
Council 3: Cafeteria Staff 2:
Homeroom Secretary 3: Home-
room Treasurer 4: Yearbook
Staff: Brown 6 White Staff
4: Honor Roll 2. 3: Dramatic
Club 4: Honorable Mention
VINCENT FA ULISE
" For the race is run and the
wreath is around his brow."
Class Representative l. 3:
Biology Club 2: Projection
Club 3, 4: "S" Club 1, 2. 3.
4: Football 2: Basketball 1.
2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 3: Glee
Club 1, 2: Iunior Prom Com-
mittee: Defense Counsel 1:
Sophomore Hop Committee:
Cross Country 1, Capt. 2, 3,
4: Hobby Club 4: Freshman
Party Committee: Honorable
Mention 1, 2: Camera Club
4: Track 1, 2. 3, 4.
MARY A. FAULISO
"Whose smile makes glad."
Honor Roll l, 2. 4: Glee Club
l, 2: Home Economics Club
l, 2: Honorable Mention 3:
Girls' Ensemble l. 2: Girls
Basketball 1: Girls' Volley
Ball 1: Girls' League Home-
room Treasurer 2: Home-
room Treasurer 3: Defense
Council 1: Brown :S White
Staff 4: Dramtic Club 4: "S"
Club 3, 4: Traffic Squad 3.
4: Yearbook Typing Staff:
Office Girl 4: Cheerleader 3,
MARY E. FLEMING
"l laughed as I would die."
Home Economics Club 1:
Cafeteria Staff 3: Iunior Pram
MARY C. GARITY
"Grave was her look and
slow her pace."
Honorable Mention l': Cam-
era Club 4: Art Club 4: Bi-
ology Club 2: Basketball
Squad 1: Homeroom Treas-
urer 1: Dramatic Club 4:
Volley Ball 1: Soccer l.
CHARLES A. GARRETSON
"He of the mighty limb."
Model Airplane Club 1, 2:
Biology Club 2.
MARGARET E. GEARY
"A wise woman reflects be-
fore she speaks."
Glee Club 1: Home Econom-
ics Club 1.
IRENE C. GEYER
"lf you would create some-
thing--you must be
Orchestra 1: Chorus 1: Cate-
teria Staff 2: Homeroom
Treasurer 2: Homeroom Rep-
resentative 2: Sophomore Hop
Committee: Honor Roll 31
Honorable Mention 4: Brown
and White Staff 4: Yearbook
Typing Staff: Freshman Party
Committee: Senior Prom Com-
NATALIE T. GOMES
"Charitable and indulgent to
Brown and White Staff 3, 4:
Yearbook Typing Staff.
ANNE M. HARPER
"Nothing is more useful than
Home Economics Club 17
Yearbook Business Stall.
DIANA F. HARVEY
"Die" Old Mystic
"A true lady."
Glee Club 1, 2, 3.
LESTER P. HIGGINS
Class Representative 1, 2:
Camera Club 3: Honorable
Mention 1: Football 1, 2, 3,
4: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Track
2, 3, 4: Waiter 1: Traffic
Squad l: Glee Club 1, 2, 3,
4: Cross Country 1, 2: Fresh-
man Party Committee: Soph-
omore Hop Committee: lun-
ior Prom Committee: "S" Club
4: Brown and White Staff 1.
LOIS M. HOLDRIDGE
"Muffie" Old Mystic
"Character is perfectly edu-
Cafeteria Staff 1, 2, 3, 4:
Home Economics Club 2: Traf-
fic Officer 4: Glee Club 1:
IAMES H. HUBBARD
"Conquer and prevail."
Football 2. 3, 4: Iunior Prom
Committee: Sophomore Hop
Committee: Freshman Party
Committee: Boys' League Sec-
retory 4: Glee Club 1. 2, 3,
4: Orchestra 2: "S" Club 4:
Traffic Squad 2: Iunior Com-
petitive Play: Projection Ciub
3: Waiters Staff 3, 4.
ROBERT A. KIDDY
"He that is over-cautious will
accomplish very little."
Camera Club 4: Basketball 1.
PATRICIA A. KRIZANEK
"Tcrct comes from goodness
Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4: Year-
book Business Staff: Music
Club 4: Girls' Ensemble 3:
Class Representative 1.
AGNES M. LA GRUA
"To make happy is the true
empire of beauty."
Brown and White 2. 3: Girls'
League Treasurer 4: Student
Council 3: Glee Club 1: Traf-
fic Squad 2. 3: Iunior Prom
Committee: Senior Prom Com-
mittee: Homeroom Secretary
3: Sophomore Hop Committee:
Class Representative 2, 4:
Yearbook Typing Staff.
SHIRLEY T. LOWELL
"Women of talent are women
Honor Roll 2. 3: Honorable
Mention 1: lunior Prom Com-
mittee: Homeroom Treasurer
3. 4: Traffic Officer 3, 4: Year-
book Business Manager:
Sophomore Hop Committee:
Senior Prom Committee.
BARBARA I. MacGl..AFLIN
"No thoroughly occupied
woman was ever yet
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3: Class Rep-
resentative 1, 2: Student
Council 3: Traffic Officer 3,
4: Sophomore Ring Commit-
tee: Iunior Prom: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Glee Club 1,
2, 3, 4: Librarian Club 3:
Projection Club 3, 4: Home-
room Vice President 3: Year-
book Editor-in-Chief: Iunior
Competitive Plays Property
Manager: Varsity Volley Ball
Team 2: Basketball Squad 2:
Gym Team 2: Home Econom-
ics Club 1: Dramatic Club 4:
Latin Prize 3.
BARBARA I. MACKIN
"As every thread of gold is
valuable, so is every mo-
ment of time."
Honor Roll l, 2, 3: Iunior
Prom Committee: Gym Team
2: Tumbling Club l: Glee
Club 1: Homeroom Secretary
2, 3: Brown and White Statf
2, 3: "S" Club 3, 4: Cheer-
leader 3, 4: Librarian Club
President 3, 4: Sophomore
Play: Freshman Dance Com-
mittee: Basketball 2: Home
Economics Club 1: U. S. His-
tory Prize 3.
BEVERLY A. MAINE
"Grace and goodness are the
loadstone of her affections."
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3: Traffic
Squad 3,4: Brown and White
Staff 3, 4: Home Economics
Club 3, 4: Yearbook Editor-
HENRY C. MAXSON
"Scholars are men of peace."
Honor Roll 2, 3: Camera Club
1, 2, 3: French Club 3: Stu-
dent Council Vice President
3: Homeroom Vice President
3, 4: Traffic Squad 2, 3.
PATRICIA I. MEEKER
"Knowledqe is a treasure,
but practice is the key to it."
Traffic Squad 3, 4: Glee Club
2, 3, 4: Orchestra 1, 2: Iun-
ior Prom Committee: Student
Council 4: Honor Roll 1, 2,
3: Basketball '2: Librarians'
Club 3: Girls' League Pianist
2: Gym Team 2: Yearbook
Editorial Staff: Homeroom
Vice President 3: First Aid
Squad 2: Music Club 4.
RUTH F. MINCHEN
"What love was sparkling in
Yearbook Business Staff:
Brown and White Staff 3, 4:
Traffic Squad 3, 4: Sopho-
more Ring Committee: Fresh-
man Dance Committee: Otfice
Girl 4: Girls' League Repre-
sentative 1: Homeroom Treas-
urer 1: Softball 1, 2: Tumb-
ling Club 2: Glee Club 1,
2: Honor Roll 1, 2, 4: Hon-
orable Mention 3: Projection
MARTHA A. MINER
"Yet love will dream and
faith will trust."
Honor Roll 1, 2: Yearbook
VIRGINIA A. MITCHELL
"Chance generally favors the
Honor Roll l, 2: Honorable
Mention 3, 4: Traffic Squad
3, 4: Yearbook Business Staff:
Brown and White Staff 3, 4:
Glee Club l, 2: Home Eco-
nomics Club 1, 2: Choir 2:
Dramatic Club 4: Defense
Cduncil 1: Soccer 1, 2.
HARRY A. NORTHUP
"He wears a most serious
Homeroom Treasurer 4: Home-
room Vice'President 2.
RAYMOND C. O'NEIL
"I shall think: and thought
Camera Club 4: Baseball 1,
3, 4: Basketball l, 4: Home-
room Representative 4: Pro-
jection Club 2: Airplane Club
1: Homeroom Secretary 3.
BETSY A. OVIATT
"Faith builds a bridge from
this world to the next."
PAUL F. PAMPEL, IR.
"Those move easiest who
have learned to dance."
Honor Roll l, 2, 3: Airplane
Club 2: Hobby Club 3: Soph-
omore Hop Committee:
Waiter 1, 2, Headwaiter 3.
4: Traffic Squad 3. 4: Presi-
dent Student Council 4: Stu-
dent Council 4: Homeroom
President Z, 3: Track 2, 3.
4: Football l. 2: Iunior Prom
Committee 3: "S" Club 4:
Yearbook Art Staff: Cross
GRACE M. PARK
"Love 'tis said, is very
Honor Roll 1, 2. 3: Projection
Club 3: Yearbook Business
Staff: Traffic Squad 3, 4:
Dramatic Club 4.
IEAN F. PERKINS
"Sit not down to useless
Honor Roll 1, 2. 3, 4: Brown
G White 3, 4: Projectors' Club
Secretary 3, 4: lunior Prom
Committee: Yearbook Edi-
torial Staif: Art Club 4: Glee
Club 3, 4: Traffic Squad 3,
4: Homeroom Secretary 3, 4:
Competitive Plays 3: Girls'
Ensemble 3: Dramatics Club
4: Camera Club 4: Girls'
League Social Committee
Chairman 4: Girls' Sports
HAROLD F. PLYMPTON
"Time was his estate."
Cross Country 2, 3. 4: Track
3, 4: Basketball 3. 4: Air-
plane Club 1: Waiter l, 2,
MIRIAM B. POLLARD
"We are born for love."
Honor Roll l. 2. 3: Honorable
Mention 2, 3: Projection Club
3: Glee Club 1. 2. 3. 4: Tum-
bling Club I. 2, 3: Girls' En-
semble 3: Traffic Officer 3,
4: Iunior Competitive Play:
Yearbook Typing Staff.
LOUIS P. REIS
"l am a bold fellow as
ever was seen."
Honorable Mention 3, 4: "S"
Club 3, 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4:
Traffic Squad 3, 4.
"Why all this toil for the
triumphs of an hour?"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Student
Council 2, 3: Homeroom
Treasurer Z: Airplane Club
2: "S" Club 4: Honor Roll 3.
IAMES HENRY ROY, IR.
"To grow old is to suffer."
Class Representative 1, 2:
Camera Club 3: Honorable
Mention 1: Football 1, 2, 3.
Manager 4: Glee Club Sec-
retary 3, 4: Track 2, 3, 41
"S" Club 4: Sophomore Hop
Committee: Iunior Prom Com-
mittee: Competitive Play 3:
Cross Country 2: Brown G
White Stait 1, 2, 3: Freshman
Party Committee: Traffic
Squad 1: Waiter 1.
CONSTANCE T. RUSTICI
"Good taste is the flower
of good sense."
Yearbook Typing Staff: Iunior
ANGELO I. SANQUEDOLCE
"By doubting we come at
Student Council 3: Basketball
1, Z: Baseball 1: Iunior Prom
Committee: Sophomore Hop
Committee: Honor Roll 1, 2:
Honorable Mention 3: Projec-
tion Club 3: Iunior Competi-
tive Play: Traffic Squad 2,
3, 4: Glee Club 1, Z, 3: Waiter
1, 2, 3. 4: Head Waiter 3:
Freshman Dance Committee:
Yearbook Art Staff: Art Club
4: Football Programs 3, 4.
NATALIE E. SAUNDERS
"Talent is wealth."'
Projection Club 3: Glee Club
1, 2, 3: Girls' Ensemble l, 2:
Dramatic Club 4: Tumbiing
Club 3: Yearbook Stall:
Senior Prom Committee: Hon-
orable Mention 4.
HARVEY C. SCHELLER
"Patiently, patiently, day
Glee Club 4: Basketball l.
Z: Homeroom President 3, 4:
Projection Club 2: Airplane
HENRY C. SCHELLER
"Genius is 101, inspiration
and 99 V. perspirationf'
Traffic Squad 3. 4: Home-
room Representative 3, 4:
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3.
HAROLD E. SENIOR
"When I am nol walking,
I am reading."
Waiter l, 2, 3. 4: Glee Club
1, 2. 4: Iunior Prom Com-
mittee: Homeroom Treasurer
4: Cross Country l, 3.
ROSE ANN SERIO
"I will govern my life as if
the whole world were to
Home Economics Club 2: First
Aid 1: Glee Club 1.
WALTER C. SHACKLEY
"A smile as curly as his
Track l: Basketball l. 2:
Iunior Prom Committee: Com-
petitive Play 3: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Freshman
MARGARET I. Sl-IEA
"A lovely counfenance is the
fairest ol all sights."
Tumbling 2, 3, 4: Basketball
3, 4: Biology Club 2, 3: Base-
ball l, 2: Soccer 1, Z: Volley
Ball l, 2: Glee Club 2, 3:
French Club 2, 3: Art Club
4: Competitive Plays 3: Iunior
Prom Committee: Projectors'
Club 3: Vice President Home-
room 4: Archery 2: Girls'
League President 4.
ROBERT L, SICILIAN
"Then put his trumpet to
Homeroom Sena'or 2. 3:
Waiter 4: Glee Club l, 2:
Orchestra l. 2: Iunior Prom
Committee: Cafeteria S'aft 4:
Projector Club 3. 4: Student
"A light heart lives long."
Home Economics Club 2:
Soccer 1: Glee Club l.
ROBERT W. SQUADRITO
"There is glory to be won."
Football I, 2, 3: Co-Captain
4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Track
Captain 3, 4: Iunior Prom
Committee: Competitive Plays
3: "S" Club 2, 8. 4: Home-
room Vice President 2: Traf-
fic Squad 2, 3.
MARYANN R. STEWART
"This world is a stage ol
Class Secretary 2: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Sophomore
Ring Committee: "S" Club 3,
4: Cheerleader 3. 4: Iunior
P-rom Committee: Competitive
Plays 2, 3: Brown 6. White
Staff 4: Traffic Squad 3, 4:
Yearbook Editorial Staff: Pro-
jectors' Club 3: Tumbling
Club 3: Basketball 2, 3:
Homeroom President 2: Soft
Ball I, 2: Honorable Mention
1: Honor Roll 2, 3: Volley
Ball 1. 2.
RUTH E. STINSON
"We must be guided by the
light of Reason."
Brown 6 White Staff 1, 2:
Glee Club 1: Home Ec. Club
1: Sophomore Hop Commit-
tee: Gym Team 1, 2: Home
Room Secretary 3: Yearbook
Typing Staff: Iunior Prom
Committee 3: Projector Club
3: Sophomore Ring Com-
mittee: Freshman Party Com-
M, CHRISTINE SULLIVAN
"Romance is the poetry of
Tumbling 2, 3, 4: Biology
Club Z, 3: Basketball 1, 2, 3,
4: Volley Ball 1, 2: Baseball
1, 2: Soccer 1, 2: Glee Club
l, 2, 3: French Club 2: Art
Club 4: Competitive Play 3:
Yearbook Art Statt: Brown 6.
White 4: Cheerleader 3, 4:
"S" Club 3, 4: Iunior Prom
Committee: Projectors' Club
3, 4: Trattic Squad 4: School
Play 1: Biology Club, Secre-
tary, Treasurer 2: Homeroom
Secretary-Treasurer 3: Dra-
matic Club 4: Sports Club 4.
RICHARD E. SULLIVAN
"My will, not thine, be done."
Camera Club 1, 2: Basketball
2: Orchestra 1: Glee Club 1,
2: Waiter 1.
ELIAS H. TREFES
"Deter no time,' delays have
Homeroom Senator 3: Traffic
Squad 3: Projection Club 3,
4: Iunior Prom Committee:
Competitive Plays 3, 4: Soph-
omore Hop Committee 2:
Waiter 1, 2: Honor Roll 3.
A graceful and pleasing
figure is a perpetual letter
Baseball Team 1, 2: Soccer
Team l: Basketball Team 1:
Brown 61 White Staff 1. 2:
Glee Club lg Home Ec. Club
1: Sophomore Hop Commit-
tee: lunior Prom Committee:
Yearbook Business Stall:
Projector Club 3: Freshman
Party Committee: Sophomore
"A diller, A dollar, A tour
Football 1, Z, 3, 4: Basket-
ball l, 2, 3, 4: Track 2, 3, 4:
Baseball 3: Iunior Prom Com-
mittee: Competitive Plays Z.
3: "S" Club 2, 3, 4.
"Act gently. Speak sottlyf'
ALONZO S. WILKINSON
"A hardy frame, a hardier
Homeroom President 3: Boys'
League President 4, Bailiit 4:
Stage Manager 4: Honorable
Mention 1, 2: Student Council
4: Cross Country 1, 2: Foot-
ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 2, 3:
Baseball 1: Cafeteria Staff 3,
4: "S" Club 2, 3, 4.
CHARLOTTE C. WILLIAMS
"Charlie" Old Mystic
"Laugh while you can: every-
thing has its time."
Glee Club l, 2, 3: French
Club 2, 3: Camera Club 4:
Sophomore Play 2: Soccer
Varsity Team 2: Yearbook
Editorial Statt: Brown 6 White
Stott 2, 4: Exchange Editor
4: Honorable Mention 1, 2:
Soltball 1. 2: Basketball 2:
Volley Ball 2: Archery 2:
Honor Roll 3.
DOROTHY E. WOLFE
Brown 6. White 1, 2: Home
Economics Club 1: Sophomore
Hop Committee: Gym Team 1:
Traltic Squad 1, 2: Honor-
able Mention 2, 3: Yearbook
Business Stall: Iunior Prom
Committee: Projector Club 3:
Sophomore Ring Committee:
Freshman Party Committee:
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NELSON T. WILLIAMS
"Man is natures sole
Cafeteria Staff 3, 4: Home-
room President 3: Homeroom
Secretary 3, 4: Boys' League
Treasurer 4: Glee Club 4:
Competitive Plays 3: Stage
Manager 4: Iunior Prom Com-
mittee: Honorable Mention 3.
We, the member of the Class of 1946,
Stonington High School, Town of Stoning-
ton, County ot New London, State of Con-
necticut, being of sound and disposing mind
and manner, do hereby make, ordain, pub-
lish and declare the following to be the
last Will and Testament of said class in
manner and form following:
The following members of the class wish
to dispose of their individual likes and dis-
likes, their talents, good and bad, and their
We, Henry Scheller and Harry Northrup,
do leave our interest in anything concerning
art and sketching to Wanda Lewis.
I, Henry Maxson, do leave my high
ideals to any underclassman who can come
up to them.
I, Maryann Stewart, do leave my inter-
est in the opposite sex to any interested un-
I, Betsey Oviatt, do leave my good natur-
ed manner to my sister, Carol.
I, Mary Fauliso, do will to Mary DeFlip-
po, my doctrine, "Help yourself and Heaven
will help you."
I, Hazel Butterworth, do leave to anyone
who may need it, my ability to switch
schools in the middle of the year and take
it in my stride.
I, Connie Rustici, do leave my long,
painted fingernails to anyone capable of
I, Eugene Bromley, do leave my knack
for getting blue cards to MacGivem.
We, Sadie Whewell, Ruth Stinson, and
Dorothy Wolfe, do leave our title as "The
Three Musketeers" to Louis DiCesare, Dana
Hughes, and Archie Gibson.
I, Patricia Krizanek, do bequeath to Mar-
garet Lewis, my stately carriage.
I, Donald Bailey, do leave to Billy Keane
my ability to bluff my way out of things.
I, Anne Harper, do leave my ability to
be seen and not heard, to Alice Green.
I, Iimmy Hubbard, do leave my habit of
teasing all girls to Edward Melanson.
I, Charlotte Williams, do bequeath to
Kenny Smith my poetic ability.
I, Francis Coogan, do bequeath to Loren
Raffo, my ambition to be a "Big Shot."
I, Margaret Geary, do leave to anyone
who will preserve them, the unusual and
valuable collection of "tru-art" posted on the
door of my locker.
I, Anna Fallon, do leave to Agnes Shea,
my vim, vigor and vitality.
I, Nelson Williams, do give to Yvano
Venturini this warning: "Faint Heart Ne'er
Won Fair Lady."
I, Charles Garretson, do will to Iackie
Ryon my vast number of arguments as to
why I shouldn't do a certain assignment.
I, Lucy Ann Crowley, do leave my sunny
disposition to Eleanor O'Neill.
I, Ruth Bill, do leave to anyone who can
manage it my ability to get along in a class
I, Jean Choquette, do bequeath to
Theresa Christina my wonderful assortment
of "made-all-by-myself" clothes.
I, Martha Miner, do will to Barbara Wier-
sch my shy, retiring nature and mouse-like
stillness in classes.
I, Otto Wiersch, do leave my love of
hunting to Billy Higgins.
I, Iohn Champlin, do leave my dry wit
to Norman Whaley.
I, Harold Senior, do leave my "funny"
four lines in Speech Arts to anyone who
can find lines equally as "corny".
I, Walter Schackley, do leave my curly
locks to Tommy Blanchard.
I, Anthony Alfiero, do leave to Charles
Shea my plenipotentiary qualifications.
I, Irene Geyer, do leave my personal
charm to Margaret Rocchetti and to no one
my interest in a former sophomore.
I, Grace Park, do leave my knack of do-
ing bookkeeping to Elva Wilcox.
I, Angelo Sanquedolce, do will my im-
pish ways and sparkling eyes to Billy Mac-
I, Christine Sullivan, do leave my fond
memories of high school to the underclass-
I, Barbara Barker, do leave my interest
in a certain sailor to absolutely no one!
I, Lester Higgins, do will my way with
women to William Noyes.
I, Irwin White, do leave to Louis Cas-
tagna, my collection of tardy slips.
I, Virginia Mitchell, do leave my "just
niceness" to Sally Banks.
I, Alex DeMarco, do will my long legs
to Iohn Fleming and my neat appearance
to Louis Pellegrino.
I, Donald Robinson, do leave to Douglas
Buchanan my nonchalant and intrepid mien.
I, Mary Croak, do bequeath to Beatrix
Young my "Lady Godiva" tresses.
I, Catherine Bradley, do will my spartan
courage in taking "P.D." and U. S. History
in the same year to anyone who is brave
enough to try it.
I, Donald Crandall, do leave to Arthur
Kirkpatrick my motto: "Be Difficult."
I, Mary Garity, do bequeath my "chatter-
box ways" to Mary Wilkinson.
I, Diana Harvey, do will to Iosephine
Brewer the honor of living in the great
metropolis of old Mystic.
I, Natalie Saunders, do will to Lydia
Link my own interpretation of "Romeo and
I, Mary Dinoto, do leave my exuberant
spirits to Peggy Cronin.
I, Louis Trefes, do bequeath to Gary Bill
my expeditious, sprightly and agile walk.
I, Elsie Bennett, do leave to Billy Kelli-
her my peaceful, unassuming disposition.
I, Robert Kiddy, do will my motto: "Every
man for himself" to Iud Perkins.
I, Lois Holdridge, do bequeath to George
Rook, my ambition to work in the cafeteria
for four years.
I. Alonzo Wilkinson, do leave my polite
and courteous manner to the freshman class.
I, Harvey Scheller, do leave to Ernie
Ozanne my popularity, my personality and
I, Connie Main, do leave my list of A's
to Peggy Lewis.
I, lean Critcherson, do will to Bevy
Brooks my loud cheering voice.
I, Dinky O'Neil, do leave to all incoming
class presidents my faculty of leading the
class on towards its goal.
I, Kenneth Bowen, do bequeath my
"southern" attitude to Phil Sorrento, hoping
it will slow him up in his non-stop flights
through the corridors.
I, Barbara MacGlaflin, do leave to the
junior most capable of filling the position,
my job as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook.
I, Ann Denison, do will to Mildred Miner
my ability for getting along with everyone.
I, Rose Serio, do leave my extreme quiet-
ness to any underclassman in need of it.
I, Paul Pampel, do leave my "dancing
feet" to Dick Lopes.
I, Pat Meeker, do leave to Dagmar Bald-
win my innocent blushes and sweet dis-
We, Bob Sicilian and Iohn Cattafe, do
leave to Ioe Kenyon and William Peabody.
our ability to run the projector.
I, Margaret Lee, do leave to Agnes Shea.
my ability to get good marks in foreign
I, Noemi Carocari, do leave to Eleanor
Tatro, my beguiling eyes, by which many
of my conquests have been won.
I, Robert Squadrito, do leave my fear-
lessness, my courage, my sense of humor
and my "sox appeal" to Paulie Gaynor.
I, Ioan Clifford, do will my editorial and
managerial value of the Brown and White
Staff to Billy Higgins.
I, Iames Roy, do leave to Iohn Delaney,
my ever-ready collection of wisecracks.
I, Vincent Faulise. do leave to Stanley
Prachniak my ability in cross-country.
I, Raymond O'Neil, do will to Ronald
Wood my "oratorical" ability.
I, Evelyn Cerasoli. do bequeath my baby-
ish ways to Nancy Cooper.
I, Miriam Pollard, do leave my fame of
being Stonington's greatest gum chewer and
patron of-oh! Bubble Gum! to Archie Gib-
I, Mary Fleming, do leave my infectious
giggle to Laura Paul.
I, Margaret Shea, do bequeath my "Pep-
sodent Smile" to Barbara Nichols.
I, Edith Barnes, do will my fervor for
knitting sox to Shirley Clay.
I, Ruth Minchen, do leave to "Dot" Sny
-der my fun at the roller-drome.
I, Barbara Denison, do leave my English
IV and "P.D." notebooks to the junior class,
surmising that they will borrow them as
often as the outgoing seniors did.
I, Annamaria DiCesare, do leave my neat
and attractive coiffure to Ann Dennehey.
I, George Savin, do leave my bashful
and quiet ways to Rose Lidestri.
I, Iohn Bucklyn, do leave my great desire
to be a second Jimmy Durante to "Skinny"
I, Louis Reis, do leave my manly phy-
sique to Iimmy Walsh.
I, Barbara Mackin, do bequeath to any
junior needing them, my numerous good
I, Sam Bellone, do leave my reputation
of being fast, fascinating, and frivolous to
anyone who fits these specifications.
I, Natalie Gomes, do leave to Patty Hig-
gins my sweet smile and pleasing manner:
and to anyone who wants them my much
I, Agnes LaGrua, do leave to an enter-
prising junior my skill in operating the
I, Antanet Symrniotes, do bequeath my
innocent manner to Iackie Amaral.
I, Harold Plympton, do will my position
in a certain newspaper office to Billy Hig-
I, Catherine Dennehey, do leave my posi-
tion in certain drug store to Iohn Delaney.
I, Shirley Lowell, do bequeath to Alyce
Lord my sweet and gracious personality
and my quiet and efficient way of doing
Signed, sealed, published and declared
this as and for the last will and testament,
by the class of 1946, 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
subscribed our names as witnesses:
Barbara A. Barraclough
lean F. Perkins
Beverly A. Maine
September-1943-A group of dazed and confused students, we ambled
around the school, keeping our distance from the traffic officers when possible,
and trying to make out our schedule cards. It wasn't very long before we
were settled and voted for our class officers.
We were guided through our confused and turbulent freshman year by
our class officers-president Anthony Alfiero, vice-president Iohn Tattersall,
secretary Avis Main, treasurer Margaret Lee. We were abysmally ignorant
of high school ways at first and seniors--those worldly creatures, awed us
to distraction. Our Freshman Coming-out Party, which was a huge success,
introduced us to Stonington High School.
Our equilibrium regained, we were able as sophomores to entertain the
school at our Sophomore Hop and with our first competitive play, "The
Apple of His Eye". Our class officers this year were-president Anthony
Alfiero, vice-president Kenneth Bowen, secretary Maryann Stewart, treas-
urer Avis Main.
In our junior year we had more desire and ability to participate in school
athletics, clubs and student government. In March those of us with dramatic
ability presented "The Little Red Schoolhouse". As the crowning glory of
this year we invited the seniors to our Prom which was held on Iune 18, 1945
in our gymnasium. President Donald O'Neil and Prom Queen Anna Fallon
directed the activities of this gala affair.
Finally after three years of hard work we were seniors. Ever so over-
bearing and dignified, we made freshmen suffer and underclassmen tow
the mark as we had been forced to do for the past three years. Donald O'Neil
had the distinction of being chosen president of the senior class, George
Savin was vice-president, Avis Main treasurer and Margaret Lee secretary.
Before we realized it, the happiest and shortest year of our life was over.
On Class Day, as we planted a permanent memorial in the form of an
ivy plant we hoped that we would be remembered always at Stonington
High School not only by that small plant but by our interest and participa-
tion in school activities.
Then as we listened to graduation speeches we remembered . . . remem-
bered things that exist now only as precious memories.
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classmates with true precision or vividness. Knowing that even though we
should spend a thousand years trying to pave a road to success for each
and every one of these noble ladies and gentlemen and still fail in our pre-
dictions, we shall turn to our only hopes of success-humor and imagination.
Now it is our pleasant duty to present to you the Class of 1946, as it
might be observed ten years from now.
It had been a long time since we had seen most of our old friends so
Ioan Clifford, now editor of "Charm" magazine, with Barbara Denison, the
head of the fashion department, and Charlotte Williams, head of the adver-
tising department of the same magazine, decided to take a trip home and
visit some of our former classmates.
At the airport we met Sam Bellone and Bob Sicilian, who is the featured
trumpeter in Sammy's band. After completing a successful tour in New
York they were going to Hollywood to make a movie. Close behind them
walked Iohn Cattafe, their "personal bodyguard" and Angelo Sanquedolce,
their capable press agent. The boys enjoy their work and do a wonderful job.
We had just boarded the plane and had been made comfortable by our
stewardess, who was none other than Barbara MacGlaflin, when Louie Trefes,
famous criminal lawyer, entered and sat in front of us. He was on his way
home for a rest after winning an important case.
In a short time we were over the Stonington airport which incidentally
is owned and managed by Alex DeMarco.
We were surprised to find that our pilots for the trip had been Ken Bowen
and his ace co-pilot "Bucket" Bailey. They told us that they were planning
to begin operating their own airline company soon.
We took one of the fleet of taxicabs owned by lack Bucklyn. His slogan
is "Speed to spare if you don't care".
After arriving in Westerly we went into the Moderne Grille where most
of the gang used to congregate after dances, games and the movies. lim
Hubbard, proprietor of the Grille, asked us how we were enjoying our dinner.
He told us that Lester Higgins was appearing three times nightly in the floor
show. Lester's records are in great demand by the bobby-soxers all over
the country. Of course you know whose records the males are swooning
over-that's right, none other than "Ag" LaGrua's.
A big argument wah heard going on in the next booth, but we knew
right away who it was. Sure enough there was that old trio-Bob Squadrito,
Tony Alfiero, and Irwin White. It seemed as though they hadn't changed
a bit except that now Bob was Admiral Squadrito, an instructor at Annapolis,
"Whitey" now owned the New York Yankees baseball team, and "Scout",
now a noted engineer, had just completed the construction of a bridge across
the English Channel.
They were comparing Stonington's present football team with the 1945
club when in walked Iimmy Roy. "Peanut", the present coach at Stonington
High, had turned out to be as good a coach as he had been cz manager
while in school.
As we were walking along the street we met Francis Coogan and Charlie
Garretson, who have become very successful since their heliocopters have
taken the place of the regular buses between Westerly and New London.
We stopped in for a minute at the secretarial firm managed by Barbara
Barker and her capable staff of secretaries, Anna Fallon, Mary Fauliso, and
Iean Choquette. This firm has recently united to form a union of all secre-
On the way out 'we bumped into Chris Sullivan, who is teaching gym
at SHS. She was quite excited over a magazine she had just found, for the
"cover girl" was Noemi Carocari and inside were some beauty hints from
that well-known Towers model, Barbara Mackin.
Passing the new United Theatre, recently designed and constructed by
Alonzo Wilkinson, we noticed the movie "Scandals of 1956" starring Dinky
O'Nei1 with Margaret Shea as his leading lady: Harvey Scheller, well-known
comedian, also had a leading role.
We decided to take a helicopter to Mystic, stopping at Stonington on
the way to see some more of our friends: two of the new hostesses were
Beverly Maine and Irene Geyer. The conversation gradually led around
to the weather and Irene mentioned the fact that Betsy Oviatt is now working
at the weather bureau and that Ruth Bill and Natalie Saunders have gone
into the hairdressing business and opened a new shop together.
As we flew over Wequetequock we saw the Crowley Department Store
owned by Lucy Ann Crowley. Some of her pretty clergs are Mary Croak,
Margaret Geary and Elsie Bennett.
On the way over, our pilot seemed sort of reckless and we were surprised
to find that it was "Red" Bromley. He was still as good-natured as ever
though, and promised to be more careful. ,
In Stonington we visited the wor1d's largest fish cannery, owned and
operated by George Savin and Louis Reis.
At the post office, Mary Garity is postmistress, with Ann Harper as her
assistant. We learned from Ann that Connie Main is Editor-in-Chief of a
new Women's Magazine. On her staff are Mary Flemming and Annamarie
Di Cesare, who edit the home-making department and Maryann Stewart,
who writes the "Advice to the Lonely Hearts".
Our old friend Don Crandall was next on our visiting list at the popular
indoor ice-skating rink at Manor Inn, where he is the manager. Paul Pampel,
the star skater, had just signed a contract to appear in the Ice Capades of
1956, owned by Bob Kiddy. Ray O'Neil and Harold Plympton, the two skating
daredevils, had also been signed.
We went into "Cathy's Drugstore" in hopes of seeing our old friend Cath-
erine Dennehey, owner of the chain of drugstores all over the country. Her
chief soda jerk was Virginia Mitchell, and Evelyn Cerasoli was her head-
While we were there Patty Krizanek, who is a fashion designer at a
large firm in New York, walked in. With her were Iean Perkins, Tina Rustici
and Natalie Gomes, secretaries at the large new Atwood plant.
The first person in Mystic that we saw was Walter Shackley, the wizard
of the keyboard, who had just returned from a concert tour. He was on his
way to SHS to appear in an assembly and we assured him that he would
thrill the students as he used to us in '46. Vin Faulise, the famous Olympic
runner, was also going to SHS to give pointers to the cross-country team.
In Mystic we passed a large building which was "The Holdridge Clothing
Factory". It is owned by "Muffy" Holdridge. She does all kinds of clothing
manufacturing and the various departments are headed by Edith Barnes,
knitting: Ann Denison, sewing: and Dot Wolfe, Sadie Whewell and Ruth
Stinson, who travel all over the world as clothes buyers and reporters of
the latest fashions. "Muffy's" advisors are Diana Harvey and Ruth Minchen.
Grace Park and Rose Serio are her secretaries.
We found that Nelson Williams was the Dean of Agriculture at the Uni-
versity of Connecticut, Hazel Butterworth teaches math at Rhode Island State.
and Catherine Bradley is head of the history department at Wellesley.
Next we met Harry Northrup, general manager of Durham-Enders Com-
pany, and Iohn Champlin, his advertising agent, whose splendid work has
made the company world famous.
lust before we left Mystic we met Shirley Lowell, who has just finished
the book "How To Make A Success Of Marriage", and Barbara Barraclough.
who is said to be the best dental hygienist in Connecticut.
Because it was getting late we went to the airport to return to New York.
We heard someone calling to us and we were delighted to find that it was
lean Critcherson, who was sitting in her car. "Critch" was just as cheerful
as ever and is now head of the 4H Clubs in the New England States. She
turned on the radio to hear Mimi Pollard, Hollywood columnist who told
all the latest news, including the fact that Margaret Lee has just been named
Ambassador to China. She is the first woman ever to be named to such a
post. Her traveling companion will be Martha Miner.
When we arrived at the airport there was a large crowd of newspaper-
men waiting for Professors Henry Maxson and Henry Scheller, well-known
scientists. Two of the reporters were Harold Senior and Donald Robinson
of the "New York Gab". They told us that they hoped to get some inside
information on the trip to Mars that the professors are planning to take in
the new rocket ship that Otto Wiersch and Richard Sullivan designed for
their use. When the professors make their trial run Pat Meeker will go
along delivering music to Mars with her piano playing, Mary Dinoto to keep
a record of the trip, and Antanet Smyrniotes as a good-will ambassador.
Now, until we have time for a real reunion, we leave the class of '46.
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Front Row left to right Miss Conway, Barbara Denison, Patricia Krizanek, Charlotte Williams,
Avis Main, Barbara MacGlatlin, Christine Sullivan, Ioan Clifford, Iean Perkins, Constance
Rustici, Barbara Barraclough, Miss Silverstein.
Second How Ann Denison. lean Critcherson, Natalie Saunders, Dorothy Wolfe, Ruth Stinson,
Iean Choquette, Mary Dinoto, Catherine Dennehey, Anne Harper, Mary Fauliso.
Third Row Sadie Whewell, Patricia Meeker, Martha Miner, Ruth Minchen, Lucy Crowley,
Maryann Stewart, Irene Geyer.
Fourth Row Grace Park, Miriam Pollard, Anthony Altiero, ,Angelo Sanquedolce, Iohn Cattale,
Samuel Bellone, Beverly Maine, Betsy Oviatt.
Sales Manager .
Art Editor . .
. . Shirley Lowell
. Lucy Crowley
. Avis Main
. . . Miss Beatrice
Silverstein, and Miss Betty Conway
Front How--left to right Miss DeSista, Robert McGivern. Paul Pampel, Alonzo Wilkinson, Shirley
Back Row-Dorothy Priore. Beverly Brooks, Patricia Meeker, Lucy Ann Crowley, Iune Randall.
President . . Paul Pampel
Vice-President . Beverly Brooks
Secretary-Treasurer . . Lucy Crowley
Faculty Adviser . Miss Iosephine DeSista
This is the most important organization in S. H. S. as it represents the
student body. The council is the stepping stone between faculty members
Last fall several members attended the Eastern Division conference of
Student Councils at Griswold High. The All-Connecticut conference will be
held in the spring at Hartford.
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First Howfflett to right Mrs. Cronin. Nancy Cooper, lean Perkins, Catherine Dennehey. Charlotte Williams, William
Higgins, Ioan Clillord, Barbara Mackin, Constance Main, Maryann Stewart, Miss Crowley.
Second Row Mary Mazzarella, lean Critcherson, Beverly Maine, Shirley Olson, Elizabeth Arnold, Lucy Crowley.
Christine Sullivan, Barbara Barraclough, Jeanne Choquette, Margaret Rocchetti.
Third Row 'Elizabeth Higbee, Noemi Carocari, Beverly Brooks, Mary Dinoto, Mary Faulise, Ruth Minchen, Irene
Geyer, Natalie Gomes,
Fourth Row 'Francis Cella, Iohn Delaney, Charles McGrath, Louis De Marco, Mariano Blanda.
Faculty Advisers Mrs. Eleanor Cronin, Miss Elizabeth Crowley.
BRGWN and WHITE STAFF
Editor-in-Chief . . . Ioan Clifford
News Editor Catherine Dennehey
Feature Editor . Lucy Ann Crowley
Business Manager . Barbara Mackin
Sports Editor . . . William I. Higgins
Exchange Editor . . Charlotte Williams
Art Editor . . . Constance Main
Faculty Advisers . . Miss Crowley,
Reporters-Beverly Brooks, Noemi Carocari, Francis Cella, lean Perkins,
Beverly Brooks, Kenneth Smith, Nancy Cooper, Maryann Stewart, Louis
DeMarco, Charles McGrath, Betty Higbee, Christine Sullivan, Iean Critcher-
son, Wanda Lewis, Shirley Olson, Iohn Delaney, Barbara Barraclough
Mary Mazzarella, Margaret Lewis, Betty O'Keefe, Eleanor Crompton.
Business Assistants-Barbara Barker, Margaret Rocchetti, Sally Banks, Eliza-
beth Arnold, Mariano Blanda.
Typists-Ruth Minchen, Virginia Mitchell, Ieanne Choquette, Natalie Gomes,
Mary Dinoto, Mary Fauliso, Irene Geyer.
The Bown and White, our school newspaper, is published monthly.
Front How-left to right-Miss Speight, Ioan Clifford, Barbara MacG1af1in, lean Perkins, Christine Sullivan, Connie
Rustici, Mimi Pollard, Mary Dinoto, lean Choquette.
Second Rowe -Barbara Mackin, Grace Park, lean Critcherson, Beverly Maine. Lois Holdridge, Maryann Stewart, Lucy
Crowley, Barbara Barraclough, Anna Marie DiCesare, Virginia Mitchell, Anna Fallon.
Third Row-Shirley Lowell, Paul Pampel, Angelo Sanquedolce, Ruth Minchen, Henry Scheller, Louis Reis, Mary
Faculty Adviser-Miss Helen Speight,
The purpose of the Traffic Squad is to keep things Cwell, traificl moving
at Stonington High.
With the resignation of Mrs. Mary Brannegan, our faculty advisor, many
of us had visions of more than one royal battle in the halls. Coming to the
rescue, Miss Helen Speight, a willing and patient supervisor, has reorganized
a very active squad.
Any junior or senior having marks of honor grade is eligible for this
The cafeteria staff works under the supervision of Mrs. Chesebrough, Mrs.
Platt, and Miss Sieve. Some of the students help to prepare the meals while
the waiters serve the teachers and clear the tables. Four of our seniors have
worked on this staff for four years: "Muffie" Holdridge, Paul Pampel, Angelo
Sanquedolce, and Harold Senior. We congratulate the Cafeteria Staff for their
First Row left to right Amelia Giordano, Nelson Williams, Alonzo Wilkinson, Miss Sieve, Mrs. Platt, Mrs. Chese-
brough, Mrs. Fitzpatrick, Miss Orlando, Lois Holdridge, Harold Plympton, William Noyes, Claire Fallon.
Second How Ioseph Lidestri, William Banks, Kenneth Bogue, Iames McCarthy, Frank Saporita, Iohn Garity. Lor-
raine Ianeiro, Mary Bell Keane, Claire Valliere, Caroline Perry, Angelo Sanquedolce, Marianna Blanda, Raymond
Crowley, Peter Grills.
Third How Donald Chesebrough, Robert Sicilian, Raymond Colechi, Harold Senior, Joseph Visgilio, Louis DeMarco,
Charles Shea, William McGowan, Ioseph Italiano.
Fourth Row Samuel Perone, Thomas Cordner, Iames Hubbard, William Higgins. Iohn Cattafe, Charles McGrath,
Donald O'Neil, William Keane, Anthony Lazzaro, Raymond O'Neil, Iames Walsh.
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First Row left to right 'Betty O'Keele, William Perkins. Pat Tillinghast, Dickie Cheseborouqh, Dorothy Furey,
Donald Cheseborough, Ann Riley, Mariano Blanda, Ioan Hauschild, Bill McCarroll.
Second Row Anna Locrasto, Vincent Faulise, Ray O'Neil, Charlie McGrath, Iack Bucklyn, Bob Weaver, Iean Perkins,
Third Row Barbara Stinson, Amelia Giordana, Dorothy Pont, Barbara Nichols, Eleanor O'Neill. Agnes Shea, Alice
Fourth Row Bob Mathewson, Claire Fallon, Ruth O'Neil, Shirley Rook, Bernard Gordon, Miss Murdock, Margaret Shea,
Claire Valliere, Norman Simonelli.
President . Donald Chesebrough
Vice-President . . Richard Chesebrough
Secretary-Treasurer . . Dorothy Furey
Faculty Adviser Miss Evelyn Murdock
The first meeting of the Camera Club was held on October 8. under
the supervision of Miss Murdock. So many applications were received that
it was necessary to set quotas for each class, the seniors having preference.
The members ot this club take pictures of activities around school and
learn how to develop the pictures they take.
Under the supervision of Miss Whittaker the students in this club have
run the projector for all movies. A good job has been done-Congratulations!
President . .
Secretary-Treasurer . . Iean Perkins,
Faculty Adviser Miss Theodora Whittaker
Front How lelt to right Miss Whittaker, Alice Howard Patricia McKiernan, Barbara Barraclouqh, lean Perkins. Grace
Park, Ann Powers, Christina Sullivan, Ioan Clifford.
Middle Row Dana Hughes. Ann Dennehey, Agnes Shea, Eleanor O'Neill, Robert Sicilian, Shirley Ostman, Lucy Ann
Crowley, Barbara MacGlatlin, Robert Salus.
Back Row Angelo Sanquedolce. William Shea, Edward Melanson.
Elias Trefes, Paul Tripp, Robert Squadrito.
George Kenyon, Archie Gibson, Ioseph Kenyon
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First Row--left to right-Beverly Main, Margaret Rocchetti, Barbara Mackin, Ann Dennehey, Miss Dennehey
Second How-Barbara Barraclough, Catherine Dennehey, Eleanor Tatro, Elizabeth Connors.
President .... Barbara Mackin
Vice-President . Margaret Rochetti
Secretary-Treasurer . . Ann Dennehey
Faculty Adviser . Miss Kathryn Dennehey
The purpose of this club is to have one person in the library each block
to check books taken from the shelves and out ot the library.
Any student may have a library card which entitles him to take books out
of the library for a period of two weeks, but only one book can be taken out at
The club has been under the able supervision of Miss Dennehey.
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Front Row lett to right Miss Satin,
Marilyn Muise, Ioan Krizanek,
Mary Lombardo, Dolores Podzsiew-
ski, Theresa McKone, Beverly
Ioubert, Frances O'Teri, Mary
Oliver, Virginia Croucher, Miss
Second Row Anita Young. Claire
Fallon, Rose Faulise, Carol Oviatt,
Anna Riley, Betty Champlin, Alice
Sylvia, Lena Maderia, Iackie Bar-
ber, Iean Garretson, Leone Wink-
ler, Mary Small, Dolores Sebastian,
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Third How Barbara Stinson, Doro-
thy Scheller, Ruth Culley, Mar-
jorie Gilmore, Virginia Crider,
Lucille Adams, Marilyn Doyle.
Elsie Mathews, Celeste Rebello,
Josephine Brewer, Claire Brodeur.
SENIOR HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Faculty Advisers . Miss Helen Safin President Agnes Shea
Miss Harriet King Secretary and Treasurer Shirley Clay
JUNIOR HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Front Row letl to right Miss Satin, Alice Howard, Agnes Shea. Constance Senior, Miss King.
Back Row Lucy Cosgrove, Alice Green, Iean Kiddy, Shirley Clay, Laura Paul, Mildred Miner.
Sec. and Treas.
Miss Helen Satin,
Miss Harriet King
First Row-left to right-Mrs. Stewart, Iack Bucklyn, Alonzo Wilkinson, Alexander DeMarco, Nelson Williams.
Second Row4Morris Bromley, Donald O'Neil, Iohn Cattafe, Iames Hubbard, Donald Bailey, Kenneth Bowen
President . . Alonzo Wilkinson
Vice-President . . Alex DeMarco
Treasurer . Nelson Willians
Secretary . . . Iames Hubbard
Faculty Adviser . . Mrs. Marie Stewart
This league, organized shortly after the beginning of school, is under the
sponsorship of the senior boys and Mrs. Stewart.
An advisor-advisee system was set up whereby the senior boys were
responsible for sophomore boys and the junior boys were responsible for the
freshmen boys. A boys' court functioned every Monday morning during activi-
ties period. The defendants who came before the court were offenders whom
Mr. Pupillo presented.
President . . Margaret Shea
Vice-President Eleanor O'Neil1
Treasurer . Constance Main
Secretary . . Agnes Shea
Faculty Adviser . . Miss Mary Nania
The Girls League is one of the most active organizations in the school as
every girl in the school is a member of this League.
The purpose of the League is to help girls with their problems, to send
cards and remembrances to those who are ill, and to those who have had
deaths in their families.
Miss Nania is the faculty advisor for this group.
First Row left to right Miss Mary Nania, Eleanor O'Neill, Margaret Shea, Agnes Shea, Iean Perkins.
Second How Patricia Kenyon. Gayla Bill, Louise Castagna.
First Row-Iett to right-Kenneth Smith, Allred Lewis, Robert Salus, Louis DeMarco, Angelo Sanquedolce. Francis Higgins, Iohn Tanne:
Charles Mello, Philip Newbury, Norman Simonelli, Samuel Stewart, Frank Saporita.
Second Row -Shirley Rook, Lucy Crowley, Claire Fallon, Mary Bell Keane, Patricia Tillinghast, Ieanne Choquette, Mary Dinoto, Miriar
Pollard. Grace Park, Ioan Clifford, Louise Castagna, Christine Sullivan, Mary Mazzerella, Anna Fallon, Eleanor Tatro, Mrs. Cullinane
lean Keane, Leila Oteri.
Third How 'Grace O'Neil, Margaret McGuire, Lucille Sequin, Elizabeth Allen, Patricia Albro, Madeline Crowley, Sally Ann O'Nei
Natalie Saunders, Virginia Mitchell, Georgiana Sylvia, Mary Fauliso, Theresa Vars, lean Mazzarella, Ioan Mozzarella. Geneviev
DeCastro, Nicholette Rustici, Henrietta Mello, Irene Rogers, Alice Linzen, Colleen Ianeiro, Caroline Ballestracci, Mary Sanquedolce.
Fourth Row- Dorothy Sylvia, Donald Chesebrough. Dorothy Priore, Ann Powers, Barbara Aiello, Betty O'Keete, Barbara Bittner, Agne
Shea, Dolores Ferraro, Barbara Denison, Margaret Shea, Mary Croak, Dorothy Saitomilla, Shirley Olson, Margaret Shea, Alice Howarc
Patricia McKiernan, Ruth O'Nei1, Amelia Giordano, Ann Dennehey.
Fifth Row- Edith Barnes, lean Perkins, Pauline Lord, Eleanor O'Nei1l, Patricia Stillman, Dorothy Pont. Barbara Nichols, Ioan Hauschilc
Mary Garity, Frances Kenyon, Barbara McGlailin, Charlotte Williams, Barbara Barraclough, Rose Marie Heed, Eleanor Cromptor
The Dramatics Club is the youngest of all the activities at Stonington.
The aim of dramatics training is to do away with any tendency the person
may have toward self-consciousness or timidity and to help him develop
poise and bodily rhythm. It is hoped that through the Dramatics Club,
sponsors of competitive plays and other plays will be aided by the training
and experience the club members receive.
President . . Christine Sullivan
Vice-President Carolyn Ballestracci
Secretary . . Nancy Cooper
Treasurer . Sylvia Radicioni
Faculty Adviser . Miss Betty Conway
This year the Art Club was newly organized under the supervision of
The main objective is to give members an opportunity to use their artistic
Front Row left to right Miss Conway, Barbara Williams, Alice Linzen. Ioan Doughherty, lean Mazzarella, Ioan
Mazzarella, Carolyn Ballestracci, Myra Gauss, Barbara Rhodes, Mary Croak.
Middle Row Carlene Mellow, Patricia McKiernan, Wilma Vars, Ioan Clifford, Chirstine Sullivan, Constance Senior,
Amelia Giordano, Betty Banks, Iane Bowen.
Back Row Elaine Geyer, lane Haupt, Silvia Radicioni, Iean Perkins, Hazel Butterworth, Mary Holly, Mary Garity,
Ella Perry, Ioann Santos.
Front How left to right -Robert McGivern, George Savin, Alonzo Wilkinson, Anthony Altiero, Suzanne Brooks, Mascot:
Kenneth Bowen, Richard Hanley, Ioseph Grills, Lorren Ratio.
Second Row: Iean Critcherson, Mary Fauliso, Maryann Stewart, Christine Sullivan, Ioan Clifford, Anna Fallon, Barbara
Mackin, Miss Thavenet.
Third Row: Iames Roy, Robert Squadrito, Anthony Antoch, Donald Bailey, Louis Reis, Irwin White, Frank Aliiero,
Stanley Prachniak, Vincent Faulise.
Fourth Row: Mary Mazzare1la,Rose Lidestri, Eleanor O'Neill, Beverly Brooks, Peggy Cronin, Alice Howard, Mary
Faculty Adviser . Miss Florence Thavenet
President . . Robert Squadrito
Vice-President Robert MacGivern
Secretary . . Eleanor O'Neill
Treasurer . Christine Sullivan
The "S" Club is made up ot all the boys and girls who have earned
letters in any sport. Its purpose is to earn money to present special awards to
the members who have won them. This year our job was to raise money to
give our football men conference sweaters.
President . Edward Dennett
Vice-President Robert Weaver
Secretary . . . Ernest Raynor
Faculty Adviser . Mr. Roland Houston
The Hobby Club, led by Mr. Houston, meets either during activities period
or after school. They make many useful articles from wood and metal and
also receive help with their own hobbies, such as making airplanes.
First Row left to righl Frank Alliero, Donald Bailey, George Savin, Alonzo Wilkinson, Edward Dennett, Loren Raifo,
Iames Walsh, Harold Plympton, Mr. Houston.
Second Row Ioseph Grills, Vincent Faulise, Richard Buck, Arthur Choquette, William Noyes, Richard Chesebrough,
Norman Riley, Donald Chesebrouqh, Raymond Colechia, Robert Weaver, loseph Cavoli, Robert Salus.
Third Row Harold Austin. Donald Smith, Harvey Iohnson, Anthony Antoch, Edward Paul, Ernest Raynor, Thomas
Cordner, Sam Perrone, Charles Shea, Iohn Schackley.
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Front Row left ot right Anna LoCrasto, Mary Mazzarella. Alice Howard, Patricia McKiernan,,Louise Castaqna,
Ioan Dougherty, Alice Linzen, Margaret Shea, Ioan Clifford, Christine Sullivan, Eleanor Tatro, Barbara Wil
liams, Miss Thavenet.
Second Row Lucy. Crowley. Barbara Wiersch., Dorothy Satfomilla, Margaret Greenhaulgh, Iane Haupt, Dorothy
Furey, Dorothea Sylvia, Henrietta Mellow, Irene Rogers. Genevieve DeCastro, Colleen Ianiero, Iean Mazzarella,
Ioan Mazzarella, Elaine Geyer, Iean Perkins.
Third Row Muriel Calkins, Vivian Brustolon, Betty O'Keete, Agnes Shea, Pauline Blanchet, Betty Hreshak, Barbara
Denison, Carolyn Ballestracci, Barbara Harrington, Claire Valliere, Iune Randall, Cecilia Lesniewski, Anne Powers,
Fourth Row Barbara Berry, Barbara Adams, Pauline Lord, Patricia Stillman, Dorothy Pont, Eleanor O'Neill, Ioan
Hauschild, Margaret Lewis, Shirley Ostman, Beverly Brooks, Maryann Stewart, Ianet Buchanan, Mary Bell Keane,
"ln old Vienna", an operetta, was presented by the Music Club May
IB and 17 in the high school auditorium.
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First Row--left to right -Edward Victoria, Donald Reuss, Raymond Lopes, Frank Saporita, Philip Newbury.
Second Row--Mr. Nania, Richard Winslow, Louise Castagna, Lorraine Rudesheim, Lois Dunn, Gabriella Piver
Betty Hiqbee, Sally Banks, Shirley Ostman, Patricia Meeker, Mariano Blanda, Earnest Raynor.
Third Row-V-lean Mozzarella, Ioan Mozzarella, Patricia Kenyon, Dorothy Sallomilla, Dorothy Sylvia, Barbara Bittner
Barbara Denison, Marjorie Banker, Carolyn Balestracci, Shirley Olson, Shirley O'Rourke, Margaret Rocchetti,
Fourth Row'-Harold Buzzi, Patricia Krizanek, Theresa Brooks, Edith Barnes, Iean Perkins, Dorothy Whipple, Marie
Schwam, Shriley Rook, Alice Lord, Annette Dawley, Norma Darling. Elva Wilcox, Donald Chesebrough, Richard
Fifth Row -Edward Dennett, Noyes Parnell, Ioseph Grills, Gary Bill, Archie Gibson, Iames Hubbard, Charles
McGrath, Anthony Antoch, Allred Lewis, Harvey Iohnson. Paul Tripp, Charles Barnes.
Lois Dunn. Gayla Bill, Louis Pellegrino, Marie Schwam, Ioan Mazzarella. lean Mazzarella, Barbara Aiello, Charles
Barnes, Robert Meeker, Raymond Colechia, Richard Winslow, Frank Sposato, Robert Dart, Shirley Rook, Dorothy
Sylvia. Norman Riley, Charles McGrath, Ernest Raynor, Dolores Farraro, Charlotte Starks, Maureen Iettrey, Sally
Ann Emmett, Diana Kelliher, Ianet Stanton, Harold Austin, Ioan Carlan, Selina Lenihan, Roy Smith. Charles
Feeney, Ralph Heineke, Iohn Kendzia, William Machand, Robert Holley, Shirley O'Rourke, Barbara Vincent,
Dorothy Whipple, Edward Dennett, Frank Saporita.
The orchestra, composed mostly of freshman and students from West
Broad Street School is rapidly approaching symphonic proportions.
With the additions of two French horns, one or two more cellos,
another bass viol and a bassoon, coupled with those boys and girls who are
already studying other unusual instruments, the year, 1948, should see a real
symphony orchestra at S. H. S.
This organization has reached such an advanced stage that it assisted the
music club in giving its operetta this year.
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Front Row-left to right-Donald Bailey, Donald Robinson, Alonzo Wilkinson, Kenneth Bowen, Robert McGivern
Ioseph Grills, Louis Reis, Iames Hubbard, Iohn Champlin, George Savin.
Second Row-Anthony Alfiero, Richard Hanley, Irwin White, Lester Higgins, Robert Squadrito.
Stonington High started the football season by tying the strong Woodrow
Wilson team of Middletown, 7-7. The game was one of the best opening
games seen at the Stonington field in many years. The Bears were out-
weighed, and outnumbered but were never outfought as they battled the
heavier upstaters right down to the wire and except for a questionable deci-
sion as the second period came to an end, might have come out on the
long end of the count.
In the second game of the season, the Bears managed to overpower a
hard battling Alumni team, 7-0. The star studded Alumni team was held
in its own territory throughout most of the game. Standouts for the Alumni
team were Benny Helme, Larry Anderson, George McKenna, and Bob
Sidell. Tony Alfiero scored the only touchdown of the game on an inter-
For the next game of the season the Bears traveled to New London to
meet a powerful Bulkeley eleven. This game was played on a hot muggy
afternoon which found the Stonington boys on the short end of a 13-0 count.
The two teams battled evenly until the final minutes of the game when the
Bulkeley Tigers ripped the game wide open by scoring two fast touch-
downs. Both lines played brilliant defensive football throughout the afternoon.
The following week Stonington traveled to Willimantic to score its
second victory of the season. Striking swiftly in the opening minutes of
play, the Bears rolled to a 26-7 win over Windham in an Eastern Conn.
League game. Although fighting hard Windham was no match for the
speedy charges of Coach Cronin. The first score of the game was set up
when the hard-charging Stonington line blocked a kick deep in Windham's
territory and after two plays the Bears had their first score. From then
on Stonington held the upper hand. The brilliant backfield trio of White,
Alfiero and Squadrito put in another fine performance supported by the
After a week of intensive scrimmages the Bears racked up their third
triumph of the season by defeating Fitch, 20-8. The first score of the game
came when Stonington recovered a Tanager fumble on their own 21 yard
line which set up the decisive plays for the tally. The second touchdown
for Stonington came when Alfiero intercepted a pass on the Fitch 38 yard
line, aided by some excellent downfield blocking on the part of his mates,
went all the way to the Fitch seven. White cracked over two plays later
for his second score of the game and Squadrito added the extra point on
a placement to give the Bears a 13-0 lead. Shortly after the kick-off of the
second half Al Andrews broke through the Stonington line, blocked a punt
and the ball rolled through the end zone for an automatic safety. A couple
Front Row left lo right D, Bailey. L. Higgins, I. Grills, I. Hubbard, I. White, R. Squadrito, T. Alfiero, K Bowen
G Savin, L. Reis, A. Wilkinson, D. Robinson, I. Champlin.
Second How E. Roberts, F. Alliero, R. McGivern, W. Watson. W. Noyes, A. Antoch, L. Raifo, I. Walsh, N Farnell
I Souza, R. Hanley.
Third Row Mr. Cronin, C. Shea, F. Cella, M. Kieburg, R. Buck, I. Raey. G. Bill. W. McCarrall, T. Blanchard H
Bolduc R. Fritz, Mr. Petro.
Fourth How H. Northrup, N. Iohnson, D. Podzewski, R. Croak, L. Duguid, L. Clay, R. Geer, I. Lowe, A White
T Sebastian, F, Gray,
Fifth Row S. Saunders, I, Roy, P. Gaynor.
of minutes later the Tanagers came back again to get their only touchdown
of the game. From then it was an evenly fought battle. In the fourth
period Stonington gained another touchdown. The backfield stood out in
this game while Ioe Grills, Kenny Bowen, George Savin sparked the line.
Coming up with their best performance of the year a determined Stoning-
ton High team battled the unbeaten Norwich Wildcats until the last whistle
before dropping a 7-0 decision. The only score of the game came when
Tukasiewiz connected on a pass. Butova added the extra point making the
game 7-0. Irwin White played exceptionally well and came up with his
standout game of the year. Bucket Bailey displayed some of the finest
kicking seen in football circles, averaging better than 40 yards per kick and
keeping the Acad's back in their own territory throughout the game. Out-
standing in the line were Ken Bowen and Ioe Grills.
A 50 yard touchdown run by Bob Squadrito in the early minutes of'the
first quarter in the Chapman Tech-Stonington game was the only redeeming
feature of an otherwise drab affair. In the second period, a bad pass from
Tech's center rolled over the goal line and a Tech man fell on the ball in the
end zone giving the Bears an automatic safety for the final score of the game.
During the second half the Huskies kept the Bears pretty well bottled up and
the game ended 9-0.
Coming out on the short end of a 34-0 game the Stonington High School
Bears took the worst beating they have suffered since Mike Cronin came to
Stonington ten years ago. Although the Bears put up a tough fight they could
not hold the big up-staters after the first quarter. New Britain scored twice
during the second period making the score 14-0. They did not score again
until the fourth period when they crossed the Stonington goal line for twenty
more points, making the final score 34-0.
The Stonington Bears knocked the Westerly Bulldogs out of the unde-
feated ranks by winning a 7-6 verdict at Craig field, in the first of the two
games played by the friendly rivals. The game's winning point was scored
as the Bulldog line charged in and blocked Bob Squadrito's place kick, but
Bucket Bailey, Stonington end, recovered the ball and ran it over the goal line
to convert the extra point. The muddy going made things tough for both
teams but the famed Westerly passing attack was hurt the most. In all
Westerly tried and missed three passes while the Bears stuck to a ground
game. Westerly scored the first touchdown in the second quarter. Westerly
decided upon a line buck for the extra point but the Bears' line held. Irwin
White, Stonington fullback, sent the Bears rooters wild as he ran back the
kick off 67 yards to the Westerly 23, then held to five yards on three plays,
Squadrito raced around end to the ll yard line and a first down. Two plays
later, Tony Alfiero went the remaining distance in a jaunt around his left end.
That set the stage for the important extra point which was scored on Bailey's
alert play after the placement attempt was blocked.
Thanksgiving Day on our home field in a sweeping rain, with a strong
wind hampering the play of both teams the Westerly Bulldogs with a score of
6-0 won their first game in 5 years over Stonington.
Yeah! T-e-a-m! Rah! Rah!
First Row left to right Mr. Petro. Vincent Faulise, Stanley Prackniak, Harold Plympton, Bernard Scheller, Gil-
bert Victoria, Douglas Buchanan. Iohn Fleming, George Kenyon.
Second Row Raymond Lopes, Charles Feeney, Louis DiCesare, Yvano Venturini. Robert Meeker, Paul Figgins, Bil
Coon, Bill Banks, Chester Godomsky.
The Crcss Country team had a very successful season last year. Present-
ing a well-balanced team led by "Vin" Faulise, the Bears triumphed over
Bulkeley and Tech and lost to Norwich in both the dual meet and the confer-
Our "hill and dalers" opened the season by losing to Norwich in a dual
meet on the Wildcat's course. This was the first time in three years that the
Bears had been defeated in Cross Country.
A victory over Bulkeley followed and Vin got back in the winning column
by defeating the best that Bulkeley could offer. The team showed that it had
plenty of balance by placing 2, 3, 4, B, 7 to defeat Chapman Tech. Mc Carthy
of Tech upset Faulise, marking the second time in the season that the Bears'
star had been beaten.
At the conference meet in Norwich the Bears dropped the title that they
had held for three years. Rubin broke his own record in winning and Vin
Faulise was the only Stonington man to finish in the first five. The Conference
team was made up of four Norwich men and Faulise.
Also to be congratulated on turning in a fine season are Prackniak,
Victoria, Plympton, and Visgilio.
First Row-left to right-Donald O'Neil, Robert Holt, Bernard Scheller, Irving White.
Second How--Mr. Petro, Alex Demarco. Ernest Ozanne, Anthony Alfiero, Charles Shea, William Higgins, Iames Roy
The Bears, playing at the Boston Garden Ianuary 24, defeated Water-
town, Massachusetts 44-28.
In the CIAC tournament at the Yale Gym the team won well deserved
praise by finishing second after being rated last. Three of our players.
Captain Tony Alfiero, Ernie Ozanne and Billy Higgins, were placed on the
all-tournament first team, with Charlie Shea making the second team. Alex
DeMarco's height was an asset to the team as was Whitey's fighting spirit.
Congratulations to the team and also to Coach Ed Petro on his fine job
as basketball coach.
First Row- lleft to right-Ernest Oannne, William Higgins, Charles Shea, Anthony Alfiero, Alex DeMarco, Irwin
White, Bernard Scheller, Iames Roy.
Second How--Robert Holt, Richard Buck, Iohn Reay, Lewis De Marco. Dana, Hughes, Anthony Antioch, Iames Walsh,
Back Row-William Keane.
Miss Thavenet, director of the Tumbling Club, ably teaches the members
to build pyramids, double and single tricks.
The ability to tumble is the only requirement for admission.
First Row-Ie!! to right-Mary Mazzarella, Mary Bell Keane.
Second Row-+Christine Sullivan, Maryann Stewart, Muriel Calkins, Vivian Brustolon, Ioan Clifford. Barbara
Wiersch. Margaret Shea, Beverly Brooks. Iean Critcherson.
Third Row-lane Smyrniotes, Claire Valliere, Natalie Saunders, Ernestine Squadrito. Margaret Lewis, Betty O'Keefe.
Cecelia Lesniewski, Iune Randall, Elaine Geyer.
First Row-left to right--Susie Brooks, Mascot.
Last Row -lean Critcherson, Ioan Clifford, Maryann Stewart. Miss Thavenet, Christine Sullivan, Anna Fallon, Mary
Fauliso, Barbara Mackin.
Faculty Adviser--Miss Florence Thavenet.
S-T-O-N-I-N-G-T-O-N-That is the first thing that we hear at any athletic
performance. Of course, this old faithful "loc" is led by our ever "yelling"
On Thanksgiving Night these girls held a dance in the school gym. The
proceeds of this dance bought the new white skirts lined with brown.
The outstanding event for this group was cheering in the Boston Gardens
for their basketball team. That was a chance of a lifetime and they got the
This year the girls have a mascot-"Susie" Brooks.
With the help of their faculty advisor, Miss Florence Thavenet, they have
put on a fine show for us.
Any freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior girl who is interested 'in bas-
ketball is eligible for this organization. Although there is no outside com-
petition, there are intra-mural games. The teams are under the supervision
of Miss Florence Thavenet.
First How left Io right Cecelia Lesniewski, lean Critcherson, Margaret Shea, Maryann Stewart, Beverly Brooks,
Christine Sullivan, loan Clifford, Natalie Saunders, Mary Mozzarella, Iune Randall.
Second Row: Miss Thavenet, Bett O'Keefe, Viv'a B t l M ,
y in rusoon, uriel Calkins, Ioan Hauschild, Margaret Lewis
Barbara Wrersch, MaryBell Keane, lane Smyrniotes, Claire Valliere.
Unto us, lean Perkins and Barbara Bar-
raclough, has been given the task of con-
ferring a degree upon each member of the
graduating class of Stonington High School,
in the year of 1946. We have written these
degrees with the hope that they will be
accepted in the same good-natured manner
in which they are given.
In Barbara Mackin we have a small but
jovial girl who loves excitement and fun.
The degree which we confer upon her is:
G.T.C.I.S.P.--Good Things Come In Small
Upon Pat Meeker we confer the degree:
S.C.T.T.I.-Sure Can Tickle The Ivories.
Annamaria DiCesare always has that
"nice 'n neat" look about her. Upon her we
confer the degree: P.P.M.-Pretty Particular
Upon Iimmy Hubbard, who always de-
lights in "getting someone's goat" we con-
fer the degree: A.T.T.G.-Always Teasing
One need only be slightly acquainted
with Barbara Barker to know that she is a
bashful girl. Her degree is S.L.M.-Shy
It seems only right that we should be-
stow upon Iimmy Roy the degree: S.B.M.-
Small But Mighty.
"Muffie" Holdridge has worked in the
Cafeteria for the four years of her high
school career. We'l1 give her the degree of:
C.D.W.-Champion Dish Washer.
About Bob Squadrito there has always
been an air of indifference. He never wor-
ried, fhe let the teachers do thatll Thus the
degree: C.E.G.E.-Come Easy-Go Easy.
Although Natalie Gomes is one of the
quietest girls in our class, she is always
ready for fun. We give her the degree:
A.C.A.S.-Always Cheerful and Sociable.
To Sam Bellone, who always has a new
"line", we think the degree which is most
fitting is: O.B.F.-One Big Flirt.
Paul Pampel, whose favorite pastime is
dancing, certainly deserves the degree:
I.C.S.-Introduces Classy Steps.
Dinky O'Neil has made many a fair
maiden's heart miss a beat when he ap-
peared, so it's only right that he have the
degree: A.T.M.P.-Answer To A Maiden's
Because we believe it suits her, we give
Barbara Denison the degree: M.F.M.-Most
Ruth Minchen is always roller-skating-
but well-so we confer upon her the degree:
W.O.W.-Wizard On Wheels.
To Irene Geyer, whose interests have al-
ways been in Wequetequock, we award the
degree: B.O.A.O.-Bob's One and Only.
To Pat Krizanek, who has "that mysteri-
ous way" about her, we award the degree:
M.M.M.-Most Mysterious Miss.
Bob Sicilian spends most of his spare
time practicing on his saxophone. We give
him the degree: N.W.M.-Never Without
We give Lonnie Wilkinson this degree
simply because he is P.A.A.T.-Polite At
To Ken Bowen, with his slow and care-
free attitude, we award the degree: S.B.A.T.
-Slow But Always There.
Ann Denison, always sweet and merry,
gets a royal reception wherever she goes.
therefore, the degree we give to her is:
A.S.D.-A Sunny Disposition.
Ginny Mitchell is studious enough to
earn the degree of: B.B.B.-Bright But Bash-
To Mary Fleming, who is always talking
about "her sailor", we give the degree:
I.A.S.S.-lust A Sailor's Sweetheart.
To Alex DeMarco, who was voted the
best dressed boy we give the degree: A.S.D.
-A Smooth Dresser.
To lean Critcherson, who never eems to
run out of energy we award the degree:
P.O.P.-Possesses Oodles of Pep.
Since Lucy Crowley won that 4-H Club
award of a trip to Chicago, and since she
had such a wonderful time there, we give
her the degree: O.C.S.-Our Chicago Shiek.
Ruth Bill, we are inclined to believe, has
taken an outside study. We bestow upon
her the degree of: U.M.P.-Understands Men
To Eugene Bromley, who is really one of
the most mischievous boys in our class, and
who has a mania for getting "blue cards",
we give the degree: A.I.D.-Always In
Because Dot Wolfe, Ruth Stinson, and
Sadie Whewell are practically always to-
gether, we award them the degree of:
S.L.G.-Stick Like Glue.
Of course every class has a "sheik" and
this one is no exception to the rule. Lester
Higgins seems to be one of the leading can-
didates for this position. To "Let" we award
the degree: C.A.W.-Can't Avoid Women.
To Grace Park and Shirley Lowell, our
"engaged" girls, we award the degree: M.I.
To Mary Garity, with her indifferent at-
titude towards the opposite sex, we offer
the degree of: M.C.T.U.-Men Can't Trouble
Maryann Stewart has a way of giving
people that "look" if she doesn't like what
they say. Consequently, we award her the
degree of: S.l.S.-Stewart's Icy Stares.
Margaret Lee has a way of always get-
ting good marks, so we will give her the
degree of: M.O.S.-Mistress Of Studies.
Mystic holds many interests for "lick"
Robinson. We'll award him the degree:
I.M.l.-Iick's Mystic-al Interests.
Seems that Bob Kiddy, Donald Crandall,
and Ray O'Neil have an enigmatical sense
of humor, so we award them the degree of
H.T.U.-Hard To Understand.
There is one member of the class who
has never been known to get to school on
time. To Irwin White we award the de-
gree: N.O.T.-Never On Time.
There is no explanation needed for be-
stowing upon Henry Scheller and Henry
Maxson the degree of: M.S.-Model Scholars.
Rose Serio has always been the silent
type feven when a froshll. We'll award her
the degree of: Q.A.G.-Quiet And Gentle.
All you have to do is look at Evie Cera-
soli, and you'll agree that it is fitting to be-
stow upon her the degree of: P.Y.M.-Petite
It seems that Chris Sullivan is gifted in
so many ways that the suitable degree for
her would be: T.M.-Talented Maiden.
Wherever Margaret Shea is, there is
plenty of excitement, so we confer upon
her the degree: P.A.P.-Pep And Personality.
To Betsey Oviatt, who is always in a
"good mood", we give the degree of: A.C.
A.S.-Always Cheerful And Sociable.
To Harold Plympton, who is carrying
seven subjects this year in order to "make
the grade" we give the degree of: N.G.U.-
Never Gives Up.
To Harvey Scheller, who always has
something amusing to say we award the
degree of: C.C.-Clever Chap.
To Barbara MacGlaflin, who is always
glad to lend a hand, and does what she
says she will, we award the degree of:
D.A.R.-Dependable And Reliable.
Jeanne Choquette always has the nicest
clothes which she makes herself! We give
her the degree: M.O.N.-Mistress Of the
Upon Catherine Bradley and Noemi Car-
ocari, who are always together, we bestow
the degree: I.P.F.W.-Inseparable Pals From
When Hazel Butterworth came to S.H.S.
in the middle of the year she made friends
very quickly, consequently we give her the
degree: F.S.-Friendly Stranger.
Everyone knows that this degree is very
much suited to Ioan Clifford: M.G.H.-Most
To our Cross Country star, Vinnie Faul-
ise, we give the degree: M.L.M.-"Makes
'Tis very plain to see that Anna Fallon
is B.B.N.D.-Beautiful But Not Dumb.
Because he is so "modest" about his
many accomplishments, we feel that Tony
Alfiero deserves the degree: T.A.P.-Tony
To Catherine Dennehey, who always gets
herself involved in numerous activities we
give the degree: V.M.-Versatile Miss.
To Charles Garretson and Francis Coo-
gan, who are always having "car-troubles"
and endeavoring in vain to fix them, we
award the degree: M.M.M.-Mechanically
Ann Harper who does her work in an
unobtrusive manner but always gets it done
deserves the degree: Q.B.S.-Quiet But Sure.
Whenever you see Mary Fauliso, she is
smiling, so we award her the degree: F.A.S.
-Forever A Smile.
Because she gets along with everyone
and is always friendly, we give Margaret
Geary the degree: G.G.S.-Genuine Good
Simply because she is, we think Edith
Barnes deserves the degree: A.R.T.H.-Al-
ways Ready to Help.
To lack Bucklyn, Walter Shackley, and
Charlie Wiersch who spend so much of their
time at Lake Wyassup, we give the degree:
L.W.T.-Lake Wyassup Trio.
To Elsie Bennett, who works in Vars, we
award the degree: O.S.I.-Our Soda Ierker.
Whenever you see Iohn Cattafe, he is
wearing a bow tie, therefore, we bestow
upon him the degree of: B.T.B.-Bow Tie Boy.
Although he is quite unaware of it,
George Savin is greatly admired by many
of the fairer sex. We feel justified in grant-
ing him the degree: O.I.B.-Our "lt" Boy.
Harry Northrup is so modest, you'd never
guess he was an artist, therefore, we be-
stow upon him the degree: P.H.T.-Possesses
You guess the reason why we give Bucket
Bailey the degree: B.B.W.-Big Bad Wolf.
Because Mary Croak is such an inquisi-
tive person We'll bestow upon her the de-
gree: A.T.I.-Always Tuning In.
Iohn Champlin has a knack of talking
out of the corner of his mouth when he
speaks in Speech Arts, so, to him, we offer
the degree: M.W.O.S.A.-Mae West Of
Richard Sullivan seems to be just suited
to the degree: S.T.T.-Slender, Tender and
We have come to know Agnes LaGrua
as S.S.-Smoothly Sophisticated.
In all our four years of high school,
Connie Main has certainly lived up to the
degree S.S.S.-Sweet, Smart, and Smooth.
In every class there are gigglers, fwe
are no exceptionl, so we feel justified in
granting to Mimi Pollard and Charlotte Wil-
liams the degree: O.G.G.-Our Giggling
To Louis Reis we grant the degree W.
W.P.-Walks With A Purpose-fwhat pur-
pose?l-to see his girl, of course.
Nelson Williams works in a grocery
store, therefore, we feel that the degree of
B.B.E.M.-Big Butter And Egg Man-fits him.
We have noticed that Martha Miner, one
of the North Stonington girls, blushes very
easily: to her we give the degree B.E.--
lust look at Angelo Sanquedolce and
you will see why we have chosen the de-
gree: T.E.H.I.-The Eyes Have lt.
Because Tina Rustici is always complain-
ing of cold hands, we confer upon her the
degree of: C.H.W.H.-Cold Hands, Warm
To Harold Senior, who joined the Army
before graduation, we award the degree:
O.S.B.-Our Soldier Boy.
To Natalie Saunders we award the de-
gree: I.L.A.-Iim's Little Angel-fwell, that's
To Diana Harvey we award the degree:
T.A.G.-Tall Attractive Girl.
To one of the tallest boys in our class,
Louis Trefes, we award the- degree: W.A.M.
-What A Man!
To Beverly Maine, who always makes
sure her assignments are handed in, we
give the degree: S.S.-Studious Student.
To Mary Dinoto, who finds enough work
to keep her busy, we award the degree of:
Last but not least, because we are mucn
in need of it, we award to ourselves this ad-
vice: Never Put Off Until Tomorrow What
You Can Do Today.
!Tune of Symphony!
By Patricia Meeker
Stonington, sadly now we leave,
You are part of us, how can we go?
On this night, tears flow in each heart
As we realize we must depart.
Though we leave, our thoughts will
be always here.
The mem'ries you gave we'l1 always revere.
Fun and friends, teachers ever kind,
Love and happiness-with you, we leave behind
PATRON S AND PATRONESSES
Agnes' Beauty Shop
Athena Fruit Company
Atlantic and Pacific
Mr. .and Mrs. G. C. Bliven
Brown and Stone
California Fruit' Company
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Castagna
A. H. Chapman '10
Francis I. Connors
Cottrell Lumber Company
Culley's Hardware Company
R. C. Davey
Rudolph De Lage
Edward T. Dennehey
De Perry's Beauty Salon
Deuel's Iewelry Shop
Elm Tree Inn
First National Stores
Freestone's Corset and Specialty
H. M. Friedman
Higgins' Drug Store
Krebs' Town Shop
T. I. Mailhot
Iohn I. Marino
McCormick's Department Store
Mystic Cut Rate
Mystic Modern Grill
Charles B. Palmer
Mystic Power Company
I. C. Penney Company
Franklin G. Post and Son, Inc'
Richmond Furniture Company
Sam's Barber Shop
Schaefer's Men's Shop
Shea's News Stand
Skarrow's Beauty Shop
Smith's Flower Shop
William N. Squadrito '27
State Line Lunch
The Friendly Shop
The Spaghetti Palace
Tina's Beauty Shop
Tri-State Finance Company
Westerly Furniture Company
Wier's Gas Station
Wilcox Coal Company
C. W. Willard Hardware Company
CHass VVHl .
Class Vote .
Class Prophecy .
Class Ode . . .
Pakons and Pahonesses
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