Stonington High School - Pawmystonian Yearbook (Pawcatuck, CT)
- Class of 1956
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THE 1956 SENIOR CLASS
Stonington High School
WE, the graduating class of 1956, dedi-
cate this yearbook to the students of the
new school. May it provide the inspira-
tion for many to serve their country and
T. ALLEN CRUUCH CARROLL W. PEAVEY
Stenography I and II.
Law, Business Education
H Physical Education,
Algebra I, Shop Mathematics,
General Mathematics, Science
Typing, Clerical Practice,
Junior Business Training
U. S. History, English
Solid Geometry and
Dean of Girls, Guidance
Driver Training, Health
GEORGE J. WILLIAMSON
MARIE M. STEWART
Head of Business Departme
CATHERINE H. VARGAS
Junior Business Training,
A great man in any field
Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, Track
l, Science Club, Clee Club 1, Talent
Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Class President 1, 2,
3, 4, Honor Society 3, 4, Senior Play 3,
UN Trip, Yearbook Staff, "S" Club
3, 4, Washington Club, Dramatic Club.
Now I will do nothing but listen.
Glee Club 2, Class Secretary 4, Biology
Club 3, Yearbook Staff, UN Trip.
MIss FLORENCE THAVENET
WILLIAM A. LAZAREK
The gayest laddie of all the group.
Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Track l, 3, 4, "S" Club 2, 3, 4, UN
Trip, Washington Club, Freshmen
Party, Sophomore Hop, Junior Prom,
Class Vice President 2, 3, 4, Spirit of
SHS, Senior Talent Show, Senior
ROBERT WEIR BARNES
Act well your part, there all the honor
Science Club Secretary, French Club
Vice President 3, Student Council 2,
Reception Committee 2, Class Treas-
urer 3, 4, Orchestra l, 2, 3, Wash-
ington Club, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Presi-
dent 3, Clee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Talent
Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, UN Trip, Honor So-
ciety 3, 4, Freshman Party, Sophomore
Hop, Junior Prom,lYearbook Staff.
JOHN E. ALEXANDER PAWCATUCK
He who can avoid a woman, let him do so.
Science Club, Talent Shows 2, 3, 4.
FRANK E. ALLEN PAWCATUCK
Jolliness, his most likable quality.
Camera Club 1, 2, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Yearbook
Staff, Senior Talent Show, Washington Club, Music 1, 2, 3.
HEATHER INGLIS ANDERSON PAWCATUCR
Happiness is the best of all life's treasures.
Honor Society 3, 4, Cheerleader Captain 3, 4, Clee Club 2,
3, Girls' Ensemble 3, Operetta 3, Sophomore Hop Ticket
Chairman, Junior Prom, Senior Prom Chairman, Talent
Shows 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, Washington Club, Yearbook
Staff, Intramurals 3, "S" Club 3, 4, Secretary 3, Queen's
Court 3, UN Trip, Office Practice, Driver Training.
PHYLLIS MARY ANDERSON WEQUETEQUOCK
Silence is the mother of truth.
Drum Corps 1, Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Office
Practice, Talent Show 4.
FRANK BERNARD ANDREWS PAWCATUCK
Friendship is a wide portal and sometimes admits love.
Baseball 1, 2, Basketball l, Science Club, Biology Club
2, 3, Yearbook Staff , Senior Talent Show, Honor Roll 1,
2, 4, Washington Club, Senior Prom.
PETER ARNOLD STONINGTON
A sound mind in a sound body.
Student Council 3, 4, "S" Clubl, 2, 3, 4, Football 1, 2, 3, 4,
Captain 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Track 2, 3, 4,
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Junior Prom, Sophomore Hop, Wash-
ington Club, Assembly Committee Co-Chairman 4, Spirit
of SHS, Senior Talent Show.
ANNE ELIZABETH BAILEY PAWCATUCK
Her quiet ways add to her dignity and win the respect of
Honor Society 3, 4, Co-editor, Yearbook Business Staff,
Discussion Club 1, 2, Brown and White Staff 1, 2, 3, 4,
Clee Club 2, 3, 4, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, Biology Club 2, 3,
Washington Club, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Freshmen
Party, Sophomore Hop, Talent Shows 3, 4, Intramurals 1,
Office Practice, Band Club- 2, Homeroom Treasurer 3,
Assembly Committee 3, 4.
ROBERTA L. BAILEY STONINGTON
A river of gaiety flows from her lips.
Freshmen Party, Talent Shows 1, 2, 4, Discussion Club 1, 2,
Chess Club 1, UN Trip, Office Practice, Yearbook Staff,
Washington Club, Driver Training.
SANDRA JANE BANKS PAWCATUCK
A humorous twist to a novel package.
Talent Shows 2, 3, 4, Washington Club, Dramatics Club
3, 4, Girls' Basketball 2, 3, Yearbook Staff, Cafeteria
ELIZABETH ANN BARNES MYSTIC
A perfect lady at all times, quiet, refined and courteous.
Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Discussion Club 1, 2, Glee Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Ensemble 2, 3, FTA 3,- 4, Biology Club
2, 3, Secretary 3, Brown and White 1, 2, 3, 4, Assistant
Editor 4, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Junior Prom,
French Club 3, Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Girls'
Basketball 2, 3, 4, Honor Society 3, 4, Senior Prom, Driver
Training 3, Honor Roll 1, 2, Operetta 1, 2, 3.
STANLEY BENNETT PAWCATUCK
A shy, great-hearted gentleman.
Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Camera Club 1, 2, 3, 4, President 3, Driver
Training 4, Yearbook Staff.
NoRMA ELIZABETH BRAINARD STONINGTON
A quick smile is an asset to anyone.
Senior Talent Show, Yearbook Staff , Washington Club.
MARJORIE VERNA BALESTRACCI MYSTIC
She has a warm and friendly nature.
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, Glee Club 3, Homeroom Treasurer 4,
Sophomore Hop, Junior Prom, Talent Shows 3, 4, UN
Trip, Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Discussion Club
1, 2, Office Practice.
PETER L. BALESTRACCI MYSTIC
His manners are gentle.
Football 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Chess Club 3, 4, Freshmen Party, Science Club, Discus-
sion Club, Washington Club, Latin Club, UN Trip,
Cafeteria Staff 3, Senior Talent Show.
JANET BALL PAWCATUCK
She is an excellent person in every way.
Girls' Basketball 2, 3, 4, UN Trip, Honor Society, Year-
book Staff, Washington Club, Biology Club 2, Office
RALPH JAMES BALLATO PAWCATUCK
What should a man do, but be merry?
Washington Club, Science Club, Freshmen Party, Sopho-
more Hop, Junior Prom Orchestra Chairman, Basketball
1, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 4, Chess Club 1,
Spirit of SHS, UN Trip, Glee Club 1, Senior Talent Show,
Homeroom Treasurer 1, Senior Prom.
CLIFTON LEWIS BRANT PAWCATUCK
What is there in life but fun?
Science Club, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Biology Club 2, Year-
book Staff, "S" Club 4, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop,
Spirit of SHS, Senior Talent Show, Washington Club.
DAVID F. BRENNAN PAWCATUCK
Science Club, Freshmen Party, UN Trip, Washington
Club, Sophomore Hop, Yearbook Staff, Chess Club.
CURTIS P. BROWN, JR. STONINGTON
It is better to wear out than to rust out.
Class Treasurer 2, Football 3, 4-3 Track 3, 4, Captain 4,
Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Senior Talent Show, Wash-
ington Club, "S" Club 2, 3, 4.
MARILYN PATRICIA BROWN sToNINcToN
Soft of voice, gentle of manner.
Talent Shows 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Girls' Ensemble
4, Girls' Basketball 2, 3, 4, Office Practice, Washington
Club, Dramatics Club 3, 4, Home Room Treasurer 2, Co-
Editor Business Staff, Yearbook Staff.
WALTER H. BROWN LOWER PAWCATUCK
Wisdom is better than riches.
Glee Club, Brown and White 1, 2, 3, 4, Typing Club 3,
Honor Society 3, 4, Yearbook Staff, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4-.
RICHARD JOHN BRUSTOLON MYSTIC
Be modest in all things, but don't miss anything.
Chess Club 4, Washington Club, Science Club, UN Trip
ALICE MARIE BURDICK MYSTIC
Let us have peace.
Discussion Club 1, 2, Talent Show 3, 4, Washington Club,
Driver Training, Glee Club 3, Office Practice, Honor Roll.
BARBARA ANN BURDICK PAWCATUCK
Her manner and character well become her.
Drum Corps 1, Talent Show 1, 2, 3, 4, Biology Club 2, 3, 4,
Discussion Club 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, UN Trip,
Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Intramurals 1, 2, 4,
Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Junior Prom, Senior
Prom, Brown and White 2, 3, 4, Class Treasurer 1, Latin
Club43, Driver. Training, Glee Club 3, 4, Girls' Ensemble
WILLIAM CLAY, JR. STONINGTON
Modesty becomes a man.
Chess Club, Washington Club.
MARY Lou C01-'FEY STONINGTON
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Drum Corps 1, Science Club, Discussion Club 1, 2, 3,
Assembly Committee 2, Reception Committee 2, FTA 2, 3,
4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 4, Operetta 3, Girls' En-
semble 2, 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Brown and White 1, 2,
3,'Cirls' Sports Editor 4, Freshmen Party, Entertainment
Chairman, Sophomore Hop, Decoration Chairman, Junior
Prom, Senior Prom, Talent Show 1, 2, 4, Honor Roll 1, 2,
4, Girls' Athletic Association 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball
2, 3, 4, French Club 3, 4, Debating Club 4, Spirit of SHS,
President, Washington Club, Co-Editor of Yearbook Lit-
erary Staff, Women's Associate Basketball Rating 3, 4,
Statistician for Boys' Basketball 2, 3, 4.
BARBARA COSTA STONINGTON
A quiet tongue shows a wise head.
Chess Club 1, Washington Club, Honor Society 3, 4,
THOMAS WILLIAM COSTA STONINGTON
Worry made no one great, why should I worry?
Science Club, Chess Club 2, Typing Club 3, Junior Prom,
Senior Prom, Yearbook Staff, Washington Club, Honor
Roll 1, 3, 4.
DANIEL BURLEIGH oLD MYSTIC
A woman is a woman, but give me my pipe.
Science Club, Clee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Biology Club 2, 3, 4,
Spirit of SHS 4, Vice President, Washington Club, Year-
book Staff, French Club 3, 4, Discussion Club 4, Talent
Show 3, 4.
J AMES OWEN CAVANAUGH PAWCATUCK
Contented, I let the rest of the world go by me.
Chess Club, Science Club, Freshmen Party, Sophomore
Hop, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4,
Football 4, Spirit of SHS, "S" Club 2, 3, 4, UN Trip,
Glee Club 1, Senior Talent Show, Senior Prom, Wash-
JOSEPH HECTOR CHOQUETTE PAWCATUCK
Shyness and courage are a good combination.
Chess Club 1, Senior Talent Show, Freshmen Party,
Baseball 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4, Science Club, Sophomore
Hop, Washington Club, Junior Prom, Senior Prom.
J OHN WILLIAM CHOQUETTE PAWCATUCK
He is of a calm nature.
Glee Club 1, Chess Club 1, Talent Shows 1, 3, 4, Wash-
ANTHONY JOSEPH CRAVINHO STONINGTON
Set a goal, then work towards it.
Clee Club 13 Science Club: French Club 3, 43 Washing-
ton Club3 Yearbook Staff3 Senior Homeroom Treasurer3
Junior Prom3 Senior Prom3 Talent Shows 2, 3, 43 Honor
Roll 1, 2, 3, 4.
Perseveranee is a virtue which few possess.
Chess Club 1, 2, 3, 43 French Club 33 Yearbook Staff:
Washington Club: Science Club3 UN Trip.
ELIZABETH MAE CURRAN PAWCATUCK
If music be the food ol love, sing on.
Sophomore Hop Decoration Cbairmang Clee Club 2, 3, 43
Girls' Ensemble 2, 3, 43 Junior Prom3 Operetta 33 Wash-
ington Clubg Talent Show 2, 3, 4, Co-Chairman 2.
STEPHEN CUSIIMAN WEQUETEQUOCK
His words are few, but filled with wisdom.
Senior Talent Show: Yearbook Staff3 Chess Club 13 Dra-
3 I 1
MARJORIE M. DARLING MYSTIC
Of manners gentle, of affections mild.
Freshmen DBTIYQ Discussion Club 1, 23 Brown and White 1,
2, 3, 43 Clee Club 1, 2, 33 Girls' Ensemble 1, 2, 3: Sopho-
more Hopg French Club 33 Biology 33 FTA 3. 4. Treasurer
33 Washington Club, Talent Show 1, 2, 3, 43 Senior Promg
Junior Prom: Dramatic Club 3, 43 Yearbook Staff3 Drum
Corps 13 UN Tripq Cafeteria Staff 33 Homeroom Treas-
ELACE BROWNING DART MYSTIC
Natural abilities are like natural plants.
Cheerleader 3, 43 "S" Club 3, 43 Talent Show 1, 2, 4:
Discussion Club 13 lntramurals 2, 3, 43 Clee Club 1, 2, 3, 43
Girls' Ensemble 2, 33 Sophomore Hopg junior Promg Year-
book Staff3 Washington Clubg Spirit of SHS3 Girls' Bas-
ketball 2, 3, 43 Honor Society 3, 43 French Club 33 Honor
Roll 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN DASILVA STONINGTON
Restless as a windshield wiper.
Freshmen Partyg Chess Club 1, 23 Yearbook Staff: Senior
Talent Show3 Washington Clubg Science Club.
JOSEPH J. DEFRIAS STONINGTON
Any good I can do let me do it now.
Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook Staff3 Clee Club 13 Buys' En-
semble 1g Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4g Honor Society 3. 4: UN
Tripg Washington Club: Student Chairman of Activities 3,
4g Dramatic Club, Publicity Committee 3, Production Man-
ager 3g School Operetta, Publicity Committee 33 FTA 23
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MARY LOU FOLEY PAWCATUCK
She has the will to like and be liked.
Science Club Treasurer, Home Room Treasurer 1, 2, Band
Club 2, Class Secretary 2, Brown and White 1, 2, Junior
Business Manager 3, Business Manager 4, French Club 3,
Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Discussion Club 1, 2, Student Coun-
cil 3, 4, Assembly Committee 3, Co-Chairman 4, Queen's
Court 3, Girls' Ensemble 4, Biology Club 2, FTA 2, 3, 4,
President 3, Girls' Basketball 2, 3, 4, Intramurals 1, 2, 3,
4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Staff, UN Trip, Talent
Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Junior
Prom, Senior Prom, Washington Club, Reception Com-
mittee 3, 4, Operetta 2, 3,1 Spirit of SHS.
DAVID FONTANELLA OLD MYSTIC
Never do today what you can do tomorrow.
Student Council 3, 4, Football 1, 2, 3, 4, HS" Club 2, 3,
4, UN Trip, Washington Club.
.IOSEPHINE GANDOLFI PAWCATUCK
My opinion is not a silent one.
Discussion Club 1, Science Club, Drum Corps 1, Glee
Club I, Biology Club 3, Latin Club 3, 4, French Club 3,
Camera Club 4, Freshmen Party, Sophomore HOP? Junior
Prom, Junior Talent Show, UN Trip, Washington Club,
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook Staff.
RONALD WILLIAM GIBSON PAWCATUCK
He is a friendly sort of chap.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Chess Club l, Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball 3, 4, Sophomore Hop, Yearbook Staff, "S" Club,
Freshmen Party, UN Trip, Talent Shows 2, 3, 4, Senior
SUSAN LOUISE DEMOURA PAWCATUCK
She seems quiet to those who don't know' her.
Science Club, Drum Corps 1, Chess Club I, Discussion
Club 1, 2, Biology Club 2, 3, Yearbook Staff, UN Trip,
Washington Club, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Cafe-
teria Staff 3.
PATRICIA ANN DONAHUE MYSTIC
People who are of sweet and cheerful disposition succeed.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Treasurer 3, Choral Group 4, Girls' En-
semble 2, 3, Cafeteria Staff 2, Freshmen Party, Sopho-
more HOP? Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Biology Club 3,
Cheerleader 3, 4, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Basketball
2, 3, FTA, Secretary 3, UN Trip, Washington Club, "S"
Club 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, Treasurer, Talent Shows 1, 2, 3,
4, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Queen's Court 3, Yearbook Staff,
Driver Training, Office Practice.
ROBERT FORREST DOUCHTY PAWCATUCK
Time has no meaning for him.
Football 2, 3, 4, "S" Club 3, 4, Track 3, Typing Club 3,
glflashirliigton Club, Spirit of SHS, Stage Crew for Talent
GEORGE EDMUND DYER WEQUETEQUOCK
He will be remembered for his quick manner.
Typing Club 3, Yearbook Staff, Washington Club, Senior
S'rEI'III:N Gonoivisxv OLD MYSTIC
Though he ix rough, lu' is lrimlly.
Football l. 2. 3. 43 Traek 23 "S" Club 2. 3. 4: W-ashington
Club: Sei:-new Club: S1-nior Talent Showg French Club 31
Cuff-I4-ria Staff 4.
IJIMITY LOUISE CRAICIIEN sT0NINcToN
lTraIIsfI r froIII Cranston!
She zlruwns her irleas in a stream of worris.
D4-baling Club, Se-I-retary-'lirvasiirer 41 llonor Boll 4-1 Driver
Truining 43 Brown ancl White 43 Senior Promg Washing-
IMVIII AI.ERI:n GRILLS PAWCATUCK
A rar for mrh :lay of the week.
CAROLYN MAY HARPER PAWCATUCK
For she was just the quiet lfinzl.
YI-arhook Staff: Washington Club: Talent Show 4: Senior
l'romg Office l'rar'tiI'e.
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ANNE ELIZABETH HOLDIIIDGE MYSTIC
Leisure strikes me as a wonrferfuf pleasure.
Clce Club 1. 2. 3. 4g Dramatic Club 23 UN Trip: Wash-
ington Clubg Spirit of SHSQ Fresluuen Party: Sophomore
Hopg Junior Prom: Senior Prom: Talent Shows 2. 3. 43
FTA 2. 31 Discussion Club: Brown and WlIite 1. 2. 3. 4:
Cafeteria Staff 23 Yearbook Staff: Girls' Ensemble 1. 2.
3. 43 French Club 3.
ELAINE ANN HOWARD PAWCATUCK
Fair and softly wins the rare.
Discussion Club 1, 23 Camera Club 2: Clee Club 2. 3:
Operetta 2: Talent Show 3, 43 Offiee Practice 43 Yearbook
Staffg Washington Clubg Honor Roll 1. 2.
ROBERT JOHNS PAVVCATUCK
I 1ion't rrilirize anti none critirize me.
Chess Clllll 11 Biology Club 43 Svience Club 1: "5" Club
43 Yearbook Staff: Washington Club: Baseball 1. 2. 3, 41
Basketball 1. 45 Traek 3. 43 Freshmen Partyg Spirit of
SHSQ Talent Show 1: Sophomore Hop.
RONALD FREDERICK JOHNS PAWCATUCK
lTransfer from Westerlyl
Iagree with no nuzn's opinion: I have some of my own.
Washington Club: Yearbook Staff: Senior Talent Showg
MARY GREIG KEEGAN PAWCATUCK
I never worry about little things and I never have big things.
Biology Club 3, Glee Club 1, 3, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4,
Cafeteria Staff 3, Driver Training 3, Talent Shows 1, 4,
UN Trip, Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Office Prac-
gce, Camera Club 4, Science Club, Drum Corps 1, Senior
ELIZABETH ANN KENYON PAWCATUCK
Speech is silver, but silence is golden.
Chess Club 1, Biology Club 2, 3, Senior Prom, UN Trip,
Yearbook Staff, Senior Talent Show, Office Practice.
AGNES GENEVIEVE KESSLER MYSTIC
Earth has not anything to show more fair.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Choral Group 4, Girls' Ensemble 1, 2, 3,
Brown and White 1, 2, 3, 4, Assistant Editor 3, Editor-in-
Chief 4, Science Club, Discussion Club 1, Freshmen
Party, Biology Club 2, 3, FTA 2, 3, 4, Sophomore Hop,
Student Council 3, 4, Secretary and Treasurer 4, Cafeteria
Staff 3, French Club 3, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Junior
Prom, Junior Prom Queen, UN Trip, Yearbook Staff,
Washington Club, Senior Prom, Honor Roll, Intramurals
2, 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, Operetta 1, 2, 3, Co-Chairman 2,
3, 4, Girls' Basketball Team 3, 4.
THOMAS D .KIDDY PAWCATUCK
Life is a game that rnust be played.
Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, Science Club, Fresh-
men Party, Sophomore Hop, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Boys' En-
semble 1, 2, 3, Washington Club, Yearbook Staff, Talent
Shows 1, 2, 3, 4.
SALLY ESTHER JONES PAWCATUCK
A still, small voice.
Chess Club 1, Talent Shows 1, 2, 4, Yearbook Staff, Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, Office Practice, Operetta 2.
JOSEPH F. J osEPII STONINGTON
Strong reasons make strong actions.
Science Club, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Chess Club 4, Brown
and White 4, Yearbook Staff, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4,
BEVERLY ANN KASPER MYSTIC
Her eyes-their sparkle reflects the happiness in her heart.
Science Club, Discussion Club 1, Student Council 1, 2, 3,
4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, Choral Group 4, Girls' Ensemble 1,
2, 3, Brown and White 1, 2, 3, Circulation Manager 4,
Freshmen Party, Biology Club 2, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4,
FTA 2, 3, 4, Intramurals 1, 2, Sophomore Hop, Cheerleader
3, 4, HS' Club 3, 4, French Club 3, Honor Roll 1. 2, Honor
Society 3 4, Home Room Treasurer 3, UN Trip: .lunior
Prom, Queen's Court, Co-Editor of Photography Staff of
Yearbook, Washington Club, Senior Prom, Talent Shows
1, 2, 3, 4, Driver Training 3, Spirit of SHS, Operetta
1, 2, 3, 4.
FAITH JEANETTE KEEGAN PAWCATUCK
She has a patent giggle all her own.
Chess Club 1, 2, Dramatic Club 3, 4, Biology Club 3, Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Christmas Carolers 2, Operetta 1, 2, 3,
Intramurals 1, 2, 3, Cafeteria Staff 2, 3, Driver Training,
Freshmen PartY4 .Iunior Prom, Talent Show 3, 4, Wash-
ington Club, Office Girl, Office Practice, Yearbook Staff,
ALDEN MAIN NORTH STONINGTON
His mischief he does quietly.
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, 3, "S" Club 4, Glee Club
1, Talent Shows 1, 2, 4, Science Club 1, Biology Club 2.
RICHARD MAIN OLD MYSTIC
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest
Science Club, Glee Club l, 2, 3, Washington Club.
DAVID MARCIIAND OLD MYSTIC
The greater the man, the greater the courtesy. ,
Science Club, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Freshmen Party, Year-
book Staff, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Washington Club,
UN Trip, Spirit of SHS, Sophomore Hop, Talent Shows
1, 3, 4.
RICHARD J. MASSEY MYSTIC
Laugh and the class laughs with you, stay after school and
you stay alone.
Football 3, 4, Chess Club 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, Science
Club, Discussion Club 1, Washington Club, UN Trip,
Senior Talent Show, "S" Club 4.
JUANITA LEWIS STONINGTON
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Glee Club 1, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 4, Talent Shows 1, 3, 4,
Washington Club, Intramurals 1, Yearbook Staff, Junior
Prom, Operetta 3, Senior Prom, Girls' Ensemble 1, 3.
DONALD FRANCIS LOPRESTO PAWCATUCK
Nonchalantly he greets the world.
Washington Club, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Base-
ball 4, Yearbook Staff, Football 2, 3, "S" Club 3, 4, UN
Trip, Talent Shows l, 2.
PATRICIA ANN LORD PAWCATUCK
Good nature is one of the richest fruits of personality.
Science Club, Clee Club l, 2, 3, Intramurals 1, 2, Fresh-
men Party, Office Practice, Yearbook Staff, Senior Talent
Show, UN Trip, Washington Club, Discussion Club 1, 2.
JACK MACIONE STONINCTON
A great imagination and many interests.
Football 2, 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3, Freshmen Party, All Star
Talent Show, Senior Play, Biology Club 2, 4, Science Club
l, Yearbook Staff, Literary, Washington Club, UN Trip,
Sophomore Hop, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Dramatic
Club, Honor Roll, Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Co-Chairman
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ROBERT McDoNoUcn MYSTIC
Better three hours too late than a minute too soon.
Chess Club, Science Club, Washington Club.
JOAN PATRICIA MCMAHON PAWCATUCK
My heart is warm with the friends l make.
Intramurals 1, 2, 4, Talent Shows 1, 4, Office Practice,
Science Club, Discussion Club 1, 2, Clee Club 1, 2, 3,
Yearbook Staff, Washington Club, UN Trip, Freshmen
HARRIET JOAN VIRGINIA MCNEIL STONINGTON
She never lets her neatness spoil her fun.
Clee Club 1, 3, Discussion Club 1, 2, 3, Talent Shows 1,
2, 3, 4, Freshmen Party, UN Trip, Yearbook Staff, Junior
Prom, Office Practice, Sophomore Hop, Washington Club,
Senior Prom, Cafeteria Staff 3, Intramurals 1, 2, Spirit
of SHS, Driver Training 3.
GRETCHEN Lois MILLER STONINGTON
Her ambition is her glory.
Cheerleader 3, 4, "S" Club 3, 4, Queen's Court 3, .lunlor
Prom, Co-Chairman of Decoration, Senior Prom, Sopho-
more Hop, Freshmen Party, Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assembly Committee 2, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4, Brown and
White 1, 2, 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, 1"l'A 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3,
Discussion Club 1, 2, Class Secretary 3, Dramatic Club
3, 4, Clee Club 1, 2, 3, Chorus 4, Washington Club, Year-
book Staff, Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4, UN Trip, Reception
Merrily, merrily shall I live.
Discussion Club 1, Clee Club 2, 3, Yearbook Staff.
ROBERT FRANCIS MoNIz STONINGTON
Here today, gone tomorrow.
Washington Club, Spirit of SHS.
ALCINDA MONSAM STONINGTON
A kind of charm you seem to find in womanhoad.
Freshmen Party, Talent Show 1, 2, 4, Yearbook Staff,
Office Practice, Washington Club, UN Trip, Driver Train-
ing, Discussion Club 1, 2.
JACK BARLOW MoRToN pAwC,n-UCK
Those move easiest who have learned to dance.
Science Club,,Latin Club 1, Biology Club 3, 4, Yearbgok
Staff, Washington Club, Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Fresh-
men Party, Sophomore Hop, Spirit of SHS.
CHARLES A. RAFUSE PAWCATUCK
W hy didn't a girl get all those curls.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Chess Club 1, Science Club 1, Fresh-
men Party, Talent Shows 1, 4, Track 1, 2, Sophomore Hop.
JOAN YVONNE RAFUSE PAWCATUCK
I would rather listen than talk.
Biology Club 2, 3, Glee Club 3, 4, UN Trip, Office Girl
4, Driver Training 3, Camera Club 1, Senior Talent Show,
Drum Corps 1, Yearbook Staff, Honor Roll 1, Senior Prom.
VENTURA J. REBELLO s'roNINc'roN
The ladies divide our sorrows, double our joys, and triple
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, "S" Club, Science
Club, UN Trip, Sophomore Hop, .lunior Prom, Senior
Prom, Talent Shows 3, 4, Washington Club, Spirit of SHS.
NUNo FI-:RNANDES RENDEIRO STONINGTON
Happily he goes his way.
Science Club, Chess Club 1, Biology Club 2, 3, 4, Junior
Prom, Senior Prom, Yearbook Staff, Washington Club,
Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4.
ELEANOR NOREEN O,BRIEN PAWCATUCK
A good disposition is more valuable than gold.
Cheerleader 3, 4, "S" Club 3, 4, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4,
Queen's Court 3, Girls' Basketball 2, Brown and White
2, 3, 4, Spirit of SHS, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Yearbook
Staff, FTA 2, 3, 4, Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1,
2, 3, Drum Corps 1, Biology Club 2, Senior Prom, Junior
Prom Co-Chairman, Sophomore Hop, Freshmen Party,
Washington Club, Science Club, Band 2, French Club 3,
4, UN Trip, Discussion Club 1, Operetta 2, 3.
JOSEPHINE PERRONE PAWCATUCK
A happy heart lives long.
Camera Club 1, 2, Cafeteria Staff 2, 3, Washington Club,
UN Trip, Discussion Club 1, 2, Girls' Basketball Manager
3, Drum Corps 1, Yearbook Staff, Office Practice, Spirit
of SHS, French Club 4, Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop,
Talent Shows 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Girls' En-
semble 2, 3, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4, Driver Training 4, Band
2, Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4.
WILLIAM ARTHUR PRAY STONINGTON
The strong, silent type.
Football 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 4, Spirit of SHS, "S" Club 3,
4, Science Club 1.
JosEPH FRANCIS QUATTROMANI PAWCATUCK
From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.
Freshmen Party, Sophomore Hop, Track 1, UN Trip,
Washington Club, "S" Club 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Base-
ball 1, Yearbook Staff, Junior Prom, Senior Prom, Spirit
of SHS, Chess Club, French Club, Science Club.
JEAN CAROL SOMMER MYSTIC
fTransfer from Fitchl
She is a tall stalk of loveliness.
French Club 3, 43 Operetta 33 Glee Club 3, 43 Girls' En-
semble 33 Yearbook Staffg Senior Talent Show: Washing-
ton Club3 UN Tripg Senior Prom3 Homeroom Treasurer 4.
ROBERT EDWARD STAPLIN WEQUETEQUOCK
He has his silent way.
Science Clubg Camera Club 2, 3g Driver Training 33 Year-
book Staff3 Washington Clubg Talent Show 4.
MARILYNN ANNE STEBBINGS PAWCATUCK
As pleasant as a compliment.
Clee Club 1, 43 Girls' Ensemble 1, 4g Dramatic Club 1, 43
Discussion Club 1, 23 Biology Club 2, 3, 43 PTA 3, 43 Co-
Editor of Yearbook's Literary Staffg Washington Club3
UN Trip: Senior Talent Showg Latin Club 1, 3, Vice Presi-
dent 33 French Club 3, 4g Intramurals 23 Homeroom
Treasurer lg Washington Club Treasurer.
GAIL DIANNE STEELE MYSTIC
Keep your face to the sunshine.
Talent Show 13 Discussion Club 13 Clee Clubg Chess Club
1, 2, 3g Yearbook Staff.
fTransfer from Bronx, New Yorkl
A happy man am I.
Spirit of SHS3 Chorus 4.
EUGENE K. SMITH
A gentleman and a student.
Science Clubg Talent Shows 3, 43 Football 33 Basketball
43 Washington Clubg UN Trip.
JAMES T. SMITH PAWCATUCK
One man's wit and all men's wisdom.
Dramatic Club 3, 43 Track 3, 43 Biology Club 3, 43 Year-
book Staff3 Clee Club 43 Talent Show 3, 43 Voice of De-
mocracy 3, 4g School Play 3, 43 Washington Club: Junior
Prom3 Brown and White 4.
MIRIAM CATHERINE SMITH PAWCATUCK
fTransfer from St. Xavierl
With the slightest of reason she goes out of her way.
Clee Club 4g Senior Talent Showg Dramatic Club 4g Year-
'fii3wS..u'? 12,03 I-
HELEN BERNADETTE SULLIVAN PAWCATUCK
ller happiness draws one to her.
Cla-e Club 1, 23 Sophomore Hop3 Freshmen PHTTYQ Wash-
ington Cluh3 UN Trip3 Driver Training3 Discussion Cluh3
,TUDITH BLANCHE SULLIVAN STONINCTON
A Irue lally.
Freshmen T'arty3 Talent Shows l. 2, 4-3 Discussion Club 1.
23 IIN Tripg Office Practiccg Yearbook Staff3 Clee Club
ROBERT TATTERSALT. PAWCATUCK
The way to gain a friend is to be one.
Track l. 23 Camera Club I. 2, 33 Biology Club 43 Year-
book Staffg Washington Cllllll Discussion Club 43 Talent
Show 43 Senior Prom.
MARION RAY TILLINGIIAST WEQUETEQUOCK
Alwnvs willing to help.
Drum Corps 13 Sei:-tice Club: Talent Show l. 2, 3, 43 Dis-
cussion Club 2. 3, 43 liirilogy Club 2, 3. 4-3 Dramatic Club
2, 3, 43 IIN Trip3 Washington Cluh3 Yearbook Staff: ln-
tramurals 2, 3, 43 Freshmen l'arty3 Sophomore Hopi .lunior
l'rom3 St-nior I,l'0lll1 School Play 33 Driver Training 4.
FRANCES MARGARET VIANA STONINGTON
lTransfer from New ,lerseyl
She's as pleasant as the morning.
Yearbook Staff: Senior Promg Washington Club.
CAROL G. WALSH PAWCATUCK
A smile cannot help winning lrienrfs.
Clee Club 1, 2. 33 Science Cluh3 Honor Society 3, 43
Freshmen Party: Junior Prom3 Biology Clubg Intramurals
1, 23 Yearbook Slaffg UN Tripg Washington Club3 Dis-
cussion Club 1. 23 Senior Promg Talent Show 1, 4.
JOAN WHEELER ROAD DISTRICT
A good sport is in ever rlemand.
Camera Club 2, 3, 43 Brown and White I. 2, 3. 4-3 Discus-
sion Club 2: Intramurals I, 23 Orchestra 1, 2, 33 Clee
Club 2, 3. 43 Talent Show I. 2. 43 American Legion Ora-
torical Contestg I Speak for Democracy Contest 2. 33 French
Cluh3 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 43 Yearbook Staff: Washington
Cluh3 Girls' Ensemble 2. 33 Cafeteria Staff 23 Freshmen
Party3 Sophomore Hop3 Junior Prom: Senior Prom: UN
Trip3 Honorable Mention 1, 2, 3. 43 Homeroom Treasurer
3g Science Cluh3 Operetta 33 Assembly Committee 23 Driv-
NELSON WHIPPLE STONINGTON
lTransfer from Norwich!
Everything about him is handsome.
Football 4-3 Track 3, 43 "S" Club 43 Washington Cluh3 Tal-
ent Show 4.
GIRL CLASS VOTE
Mary Lou Foley
Mary Lou Coffey
Mary Lou Coffey
Mary Lou Foley
Mary Lou Coffey
Mary Lou Coffey
Mary Lou Foley
Most A rgumentative
Did Most for the Class
M ost Likely to Succeed
Best School Spirit
First to Marry
Class A rtist
M ost Ambitious
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Richard J. Brustolon
Mary Lou Coffey
Elizabeth Mae Curran
Ioseph J. DeFrias
George Edmund Dyer
Mary Lou Foley
Dilnity L. Graichen
Point Crazy kids
Women at Stoplights
Clicks in School
Point Mad kids
Trailer Trucks with
Point Mad kids
Point Mad kids
Crowded Lunch Room
People When They
Point Mad kids
Getting Up at
Thick Headed Irishmen
Point Mad kids
Point Mad kids
Point Mad kids
Point Mad kids
That A.M. Alarm
Point Mad kids
Point Mad kids in P.D.
A Certain Somebody
I'll Never Tell!
Typing I and English
Rock 'n Roll
Cheering at Games
A Certain Freshman
Boys from Westerly
Girls in Providence
Driving, Swimming, Et
Food, Music and .l.D.P.
Boys from Westerly
Cheering and the Kids
Mr. Foley's Classes
Kids in O.P. Room
Block 3 Study Hall
All the Kids
Working on the
Brown and White
Kids in Study Hall
Mr. Foley's U.S.
Block 5 Study Hall
Block 6 Study Hall
Cheering and the Kids
Everything and Every-
one at SHS
My New Friends in SHS
O.P. Block 2
The Kids and the Games
O.P. Block 2
Block 6 Study Hall
The Gang and Cheering
Joe DeFriaa and O.P. Gan
You can win
No letter today
That's the way it is
How been ya
Oh My Word
l'll Drop Ya!
Ain't that you!
Ain't he a hero!
What's New Today?
You het your life,
Don't Get Shook
How be We
You Know How it is!
Got any pies today?
You cain't fight
What's New today
Dig me daddy,
l'm a potato
Well, I'll be dipped
Ah! Dry Up
You Can't Win
I feel sorry for you
Don't know, do you??
I don't see why not
Don't Get All
.I iminy Crickets
Lat de Dar
Lady of Spain
I Love You
You'll Never Walk
Moonlight in Vermont
Love is a Many-
Rock Around the Clock
Hey Mr. Banjo
At My Front Door
Don't Stay Away Too
Moments to Remember
The Cat Came Back
Love is a Many-
You Are My Love
Who's That Knocking
Love is a Many-
At My Front Door
Old Black .loe
Baby, Baby, Please
Be Good to Me
Sweet Song of India
Yellow Ruse of Texas
Suddenly There's a
Ain't That a Shame
Give Me Love
You Are My Love
Apple Blossom Time
How Do You Do Song
Moments to Remember
The Drinking Song
Moments to Remember
Moments to Remember
No Arms Can Ever
Moments to Remember
Cherry Pink and Apple
Love and Marriage
Time. D. today
John Peter Larke
T. Wayne Lawrence
Patricia Ann Lord
Gretchen Lois '
J osephlne Perrone
Brenda Ann Riley
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'49 Ford convertible
A fish that doesn't bite
People that gossip
Early to bed and
early to rise
The hour bus ride
People who fool
John's sour notes in
Bl. S Clee Club
A long sleeve
Cars and trees
People who are late
People who argue
A sophontort- girl
Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll
Hunting and fishing
Rock aml Roll
A good time
My Honey. Jack
Cheering at the games
Cheering st the games
Kids in Office
Block "L" Law Class
A certain living doll
A certain farmer
A certain boy
Girls and Drsmatics
J ohnn ie
A girl named Ruth
A wonderful guy
Talent shows in
Football and the kids
Tlte rat-race between
Sports at S.H.S.
Sports at S.H.S.
The good times
The boys in shop
The boys in shop
Clteering and the kids
Those three minutes
Chemistry and Physics
Office Practice class
Bronx, New York
A certain group of
Block 3 study hall
Everything at school
All the friends
I've made this year
Sports at S.H.S.
You'd be surprised
Anyone do his
You guys will walk
This joint is moldy
Pa-Loo Brother John
l'll be dipped
Yall. better not had
You can't beat it
I rise to s point of
How about that
What are you.
nuts or nervous?
Is that right?
Darn it all
Oh, you think so
That always helps
What's the difference
l'm just dying to
Listen and learn
See you later.
Ain't that s shame?
How are you fixed for
NO. for the sake of
a good argument
I mean . . .
It's the most
For crying out loudl
You know it!!!
That's the way it is
I'II be dipped
Oh! for the love of
If you can't defeat
them, join them
No Not Much
When You Wish
Upon a Star
It's Almost Tomorrow
Black Denim Trousers
It's Bigger than
You and Me
At My Front Door
At My Front Door
At My Front Door
Learnin' to Love
Wake the Town and
Tell the People
The Cat Came Back
Rock Around the Clock
Rock Around the Clock
Rock Around the Clock
When You Dance
Croce Di Oro
It's Almost Tomorrow
Love is a Many-
Because of You
I Hear You Knocking
Moments to Remember
Smoky Joe's Cale
Only You and
The Great Pretender
Birth of the Blues
Love is a Many-
Moments to Remember
No Not Much
I'll Never Stop
Love is a Many-
Music for Lovers Only
Moments to Rem be
Love Walked In
Black Denim TINISII
CLASS HI TORY
Someday in our future years, whether they be
happy or sad. I am sure we will all want to look
back and remember the most wonderful years of our
life, the years that changed us from growing chil-
dren to great men and women, the years that molded
our lives to come, and the four years we spent at
unequaled Stonington High School.
Someday, while reminiscing, pick up this yearbook
and while reading it, try to remember the faces and
places that were part of your life, from the hectic
freshman year to the great senior year.
OUR FRESHMAN YEAR
After we stopped "floundering" around the halls
of Stonington High School, asking the usual questions
of a freshman, and eating the wrong lunch block,
we elected class officers that would carry us through
our first year. Robert Schackner was elected to the
president's seat, David Fontanella was elected vice
president, Barbara Burdick became the secretary,
and Kenneth Buck was treasurer. To the Student
Council were elected Beverly Kasper and William
Edgar. With this foundation, we started our fresh-
Our first big social event was held in the gym-
nasium. This was the Freshman Party. Ah! Yes!
Boy met girl and they danced the whole night through.
As the year progressed, we came to the point that
would really make us veterans of the school. This
event was the Freshman Talent Show. Here we in-
troduced our best performers, who did a wonderful
job to make the show a spectacular hit.
Thus we completed our first wonderful year at
Stonington High School.
OUR SOPHOMORE YEAR
Again, we got on those yellow busses that would
take us up that long hill of Mayflower Avenue.
Again we walked into the big brick building that
would nurse us through another year, but the dif-
ference this year was that we were veterans of the
school. We knew the "do's" and "don'ts" and it was
just like home again. There was no fumbling with
locker combinations or getting lost between blocks.
We wer "snug as a bug in a rug." As people who
knew what was to be done, we proceeded to elect
our class officers and Student Body Council mem-
bers. Do you remember who they were? Think-You
forgot? Well I will tell you who they were. The
class officers were president, Robert Schackner, vice
president, William Lazarekg secretary, Mary Lou
Foley, and treasurer, Curtis Brown, The Student
Council members were Beverly Kasper, Dorothy Rob-
inson. Walter Savage, and Robert Barnes.
Eventually we put on the attractions of the year,
the Sophomore Talent Show, the theme of which was
a Dress Rehearsal. and the Sophomore Hop.
l am sure seven of the girls certainly remember
the year 1954, the year that seven were to represent
the school in two years of cheering. So, after weeks
of training, Patricia Donahue, Elinor O'Brien, Bev-
erly Kasper, Dorothy Robinson, Elace Dart, and
Gretchen Miller, and Captain Heather Anderson were
chosen as the future cheerleaders.
OUR JUNIOR YEAR
With Robert Schackner again elected president of
the class, William Lazarek, vice presidentg Gretchen
Miller, secretary, Robert Barnes, as treasurer, and
Agnes Kessler, Mary Lou Foley, Beverly Kasper,
Walter Savage, David Fontanella, and Peter Arnold,
elected to the Student Council, we started on a school
year that was one of our best. We were prominent in
sports and other activities. The stars of the basket-
ball team were James Cavanaugh, Wayne Lawrence,
Victor Rebello, and Ralph Ballato. Under the direc-
tion of co-chairmen Agnes Kessler and John Macione
and supervised by class advisor, Miss Doris Reponen,
our Junior Talent Show, which was said to be the
best in fifteen yt as selected as an exchange
assembly with We3tfa'ily!High School.
Following came one of the highlights of the year,
our trip to the United Nations in New York City,
Remember, friends, the days we had
Of laughter, fun, and tearsg
The work we did and didn't do,
The sports and rousing cheers.
Ah, now, we leave with glist'ning eye,
Glancing back with a wistful sigh,
"Farewell to you, our dearest S.H.S.!"
James T. Smith
which was supervised by Mr. Foley. Do you remem-
ber the fun we had in New York? Who could forget
such attractions as "The Rockettes' at Radio City
or the "Ted Mack Show?"
March, 1955. This was the time that'the Honor So-
ciety held its initiation for the new junior members.
Proudly the elected Juniors took their places in the
annals of the National Honor Society. They were:
Walter Brown, Robert Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes, Janet
Ball, Anne Bailey, Heather Anderson, Robert Schack-
ner, Beverly Kasper, Carol Walsh, Elace Dart. Bar-
bara Costa, and Joseph DeFrias.
Then came .June and eventually Cupid, with an
itchy trigger finger. The night of Cherry Pink and
Apple Blossom White, he shot many an arrow into
unsuspecting junior hearts-yes, the night of the
Junior Prom, the night that would decide whether
Patricia Donahue, Elinor O'Brien, Heather Anderson,
Gretchen Miller, Mary Lou Foley, Beverly Kasper,
or Agnes Kessler would be crowned queen of the
Prom. Tensely, we waited to see who it would be.
It was Agnes. I am sure all of us felt a little of the
joy that was in her heart as she mounted the stairs
to the Queen's throne. Do you remember?
OUR SENIOR YEAR
1 Probably the most cherished of all the years at
Stonington High School was our last year. We elected
the following class officers: president, Robert Schack-
ner, vice president, William Lazarek, secretary, Nils
Carlssong treasurer, Robert Barnes. Last year's Stu-
dent Council representatives were re-elected. Walter
Savage received the honor of being elected president
of the Student Council and Agnes Kessler became
the secretary-treasurer. Again as usual we had a
wonderful,,talent show, conducted so vividly that it
made you feel that you were in Mexico, which was the
setting for the theme.
This began the completion of the many things
that were to be done. We planned our Washington
Trip, the Senior Prom and our Yearbook. In football
we were outstanding. And won the Eastem Connecti-
cut Conference Football award by winning eight out
of nine games.
What about the years that will follow? Whether
they be happy or sad, long or short, we will always
have our memories, memories of the things that made
boys, men, girls, women, memories of the faculty
and the contributions they made to each one of us
in preparing us for the world outside the tender
walls of our school. We will re-live the four years
over and over in our minds many times.
With the help of God and self-assurance, we will
be happy in what we are doing, be it mother or
father, nurse or doctor, teacher or President, we will
be proud to say we graduated from Stonington High
May God always be at our side to see us through
the rough spots of life. And, may we always be wlll-
ing to accept His help.
FAREWELL T0 STONINGTON
fTune: Moments to Remember!
At last we stand before the door
Of Life and Hope and Destiny
fFarewell to you, our dearest S.H.S.i
This new door opens wider more
As we turn 'round and say softly. H
"Farewell to you, our dearest S.H.S.
After living on Mars for ten years, we decided to
return to earth to see the latest inventions and to
visit our former classmates. Arriving in California,
we climbed out of our rocket-ship, hopped on our
pogo sticks, the latest mode of travel on Mars, and
started on our way. Passing a movie theatre, we
noticed that several members of Stonington High
School class of "56" had become great stars. Betty
Mae Curran was co-starring in a musical comedy
with Bill Lazarek and Marion Tillinghast.
At the Pasadena Playhouse we enjoyed several
numbers by that famous dance team, Eleanor O'Brien
and .lack Morton. Having been told that color-vision
had become very common, we stopped to watch the
"Carlson Comedies," produced by Nils Carlson and
directed by John Choquette. Appearing on the show
as guest stars were actress Majorie Darling, actor
Walter Savage, and the great concert pianist, Juanita
Nevada was the next stop on our journey. At the
experimental laboratory in Yucca Flats we found
the great scientists Robert Schackner, Eugene Smith,
and Walter Brown at work on a new experiment. We
were amazed to see the number of secretaries work-
ing there. Among them were Marjorie Balestracci,
flarolyn Harper, Louise Labuda, and Bernadette Sul-
We had heard about the giant photography firm in
Utah owned by Robert Staplin and Stanley Bennet,
and as we wanted some pictures taken we stopped
to visit them. Gladys Miner was working there as
While in Arizona, we saw the United Nations del-
egate to Russia, Peter Latham, and the United States
diplomat, John DaSilva, along with Elace Dart,
fashion editor for "McCall's Magazine."
In Colorado, we visited an art exhibit and saw
a beautiful painting of the Grand Canyon done by
.loan Rafuse. Joan also told us that Janet Ball was
working as secretary at a big resort in Sun Valley,
Idaho. Also working there were Phyllis Anderson and
Ever since landing we had been hearing about
the famous .lohn Alexander taxicabs in New Mexico.
Arriving there, we went for a ride in one and found
that they were the latest models equipped with atomic
Our first visit in Texas was to the King Ranch
run by its new owner, Joe King. While cruising
around Texas, we had noticed several oil wells bear-
ing the title "Ronald Johns, owner." Upon inquiring
we were told that he was the world's oil tycoon. Also
while there we purchased a book written by Robert
Moniz and noticed that it had been published by the
Frank Allen Typewriter Corporation of Oklahoma.
At a Nebraska airport we met the owner of' the
American Airlines, David Marchand, who introduced
us to three of his stewardesses, Elaine Howard, Ann
Holdridge and Norma Brainard. Three of his pilots
wereuArnold Lema, Dennis Keegan and Robert Tat-
In Wisconsin we visited the largest dairy in the
state and found that it was owned by Curt Brown
and Nelson Whipple. So large was the farm that
they employed their own private veterinarian, Daniel
Burleigh. At the local school Jim Cavanaugh and
Henry Rescigno were teaching. Walking into one of
the classrooms, we listened to a lecture by the pres-
ident of the Illinois Commercial College, Joseph
When we arrived in Michigan, we noticed the sign,
"Michigan Car Manufacturers" owned by David Fon-
tanella and Charles Roessler. We were told that they
were working on a new racing car, although we could
not discover the secret. From there we took a plane
to Arkansas. The trip was made pleasant by the
hostesses, Sally Jones, Gail Steele and Catherine
Lenihan. They told us that the pilot of the plane was
Thomas Kiddy with Victor Saddow as co-pilot.
In Alabama, Jean Sommer and Mary Lou Foley
had opened a school for dental hygienists which was
a great success. Stopping to eat, we saw Stephen
Cushman, the atomic television inventor, having din-
ner with the famous criminal lawyer, Ralph Ballato.
Also there were his secretaries, Faith Keegan and
In Florida, the Miami boat races were taking place
with those two great dare-devils of the water Richard
Brustolon, and Richard Gaynor. We saw Anthony
Cravinho, teacher of English at a Florida school,
admiring their daring exploits. On leave from the
Officers Training School in Georgia were Peter Bales-
tracci, Robert McDonough, Ronald Gibson, and
In South Carolina, Dorothy Robinson's twirling
school was putting on a championship twirling exhi-
bition. Making the awards was Patricia Donahue,
leading dress designer. Two of the best teachers at
this school were Josephine Gandolfi and Barbara
Costa. Also attending the exhibition were William
Clay, Hector Choquette, Donald LoPresto, and Don-
ald Smith, who were stationed at the army camp
Christopher Creamer, a teacher and philosopher,
made his home in Maryland near the John Hopkins
Hospital at which Frances Viana and Barbara Burdick
We realized there was great excitement at our
Nation's capitol. Robert Bames, the Supreme Court
judge, had just pronounced a communist spy guilty
as charged. The conviction was possible because of
the able work done by David Brennan, and Robert
Johns of the F.B.I.
As we approached the old home town we saw that
Patricia Lord, Beverly Santos and Carol Walsh have
made their careers as nurses at the DuPont Hospital
in Wilmington, Delaware. Also in Wilmington was
.Ioan McMahon, medical secretary for a famous doctor.
Holding down the position of football coach at
Pennsylvania State was Peter Arnold. Also employed
there was Heather Anderson, girls' athletic instructor.
Richard Main, Walter Sicard, and Richard Massey
were stationed in this vicinity.
My next stop was in New York City where the
Dress Designers' Institute of America claims as their
top designer, Susan DeMoura. Visiting the famous
Dinty Moore's restaurant, at which Peter Larke is
the head chef, we saw Bernard Andrews, mayor of
New York, dining with his secretary. Mickey Mon-
sam. Also dining there was Dimity Graichen, a lead-
ing columnist for the New York Times.
Saks Fifth Avenue was putting on a fashion show,
so we went in to see all the new fashions. We were
surprised to recognize several of the models as Marilyn
Brown, Sandra Banks, Judy Sullivan, and Anne Bai-
ley. An extra feature of the show was the performance
of Alden Main, world famous magician.
As soon as we reached Rhode Island, I decided to
drive by the George C. Moore Company and noticed
Elizabeth Kenyon directing the Moore Girls. We
learned from Elizabeth that Lewis Brant, Alfred
Grills, and William Pray were stationed at the Quon-
set Navy Base.
Several Stonington High School graduates remained
in the home town. In fact, the high school faculty
consisted of many of them. While walking through
the familiar halls we noticed Beverly Kasper and
Gretchen Miller teaching cooking on the new atomic
stoves. The new mechanical drawing teacher was
Robert Doughty. We also noticed George Dyer teach-
ing history and Stephen Godomsky teaching trigonom-
etry. The language teachers were Josephine Perrone
and Marilyn Stebbings. The business department also
had some new teachers. Mary Keegan was teaching
English, and Brenda Riley was teaching typing and
Our next stop was at the Stonington Harbor where
Victor Rebello's fishing fleet was just returning from
a long day's run. Passing the Cabinet Corporation,
we saw that Thomas Costa, the owner, has been very
successful. Stopping at the post office for some
stamps, we were greeted by Miriam Smith, one of
On my way to Massachusetts, we stopped at the
University of Connecticut where Betty Barnes made
her headquarters as New London County Home Ex-
tension Agent, and she told me that Mary Lou Coffey
taught athletics at Connecticut College for Women.
Then we went to Boston where we enjoyed a bas-
ketball game played by the Celtics. The star of this
team was Wayne Lawrence. Several nurses from the
Massachusetts General Hospital were there. Among
them were Joan Wheeler, Agnes Kessler, Alice Bur-
dick, and Harriet McNeil.
In New Hampshire, we attempted to ski, but Joseph
Quattromani, our instructor, soon realized that we
were poor athletes.
My next stop was at Nuno Rendeiro's maple sugar
farm in Vermont, where we tasted some of his de-
licious sugar and syrup and then were guests at
James Smith's hunting lodge.
It was rumored that at the "Macione and Joseph
Laboratories" in Maine plans were in the making
for a new outer world trip so we hopped over. Profes-
sor Joseph Joseph and Professor Jack Macione were
not there, but on their experimental table was a row
of test tubes and a flask filled with a green solution.
A noise startled us and we bumped against the test
tubes. There was a bright flash of light and a rush
of wind and all of a sudden we found ourselves back
on Mars again.
We, the class of 1956. of Stonington High School of the Town of Stonington, County
of New London, and the State of Connecticut, being of sound mind, memory, and under-
standing, hereby make, publish. and declare the following our last will and testament.
I, Elinor O'Brien do leave my flirtatious manner to
I, Dimity Graichen, bequeath my ability to defend my
opinion in P.D. to any persevering junior girl.
I, Dorothy Robinson, do will my twirling ability to
anyone who will work as hard as I have to develop
I, Joan McMahon, will my ceaseless chatter to Elaine
I, Alden Main, do leave with the motto "The hand is
quicker than the eye."
I, Billy Pray, bequeath my collection of special re-
ports to anyone wishing to become a weather man.
I, Bobby Staplin, do leave my talent for combining
my lunch block with study hall to Harold Rathbun.
I, Bernadette Sullivan, do will my warm smile to
absolutely no one, as it is too much a part of me.
I, Carol Walsh, bequeath my never ending interest in
the Coast Guard Academy to anyone who likes a
man in uniform as much as I.
I, Joseph De Frias, do will my dignity and leadership
to Bobby Gensburg.
I, Alfred Grills, do leave my ability to have a differ-
ent car for every occasion to any boy whose father
owns a gas station.
I, .lack Macione, do leave my much envied seat in
P.D. to anyone as talkative as I.
We, Bob and Betty Barnes, do will our double talents
to the next set of twins.
I, Stanley Bennett, do leave my love of photography
to Larry McGuiness.
I, Norma Brainard, do will my numerous assets to
I, David Brennan, do leave to Don Noel my ability
to be constantly in trouble.
I, Curt Brown, do take with me my tremendous ath-
letic ability to future fame.
I, Walter Brown, do will my fondness for studying
to Richard Dimock.
I, Barbara Burdick, do leave my ability to take teas-
ing to anyone who can endure it as long as I have.
I, Faith Keegan, do bequeath my infectious giggle to
absolutely no one because it's so characteristic of
I, Danny Burleigh, do leave my odoriferous briar pipe
to Earl McDonough.
I, Steve Cushman, bequeath my position as the man
behind the scenes to Kenneth Yates.
I, Charles Roessler, leave my brightly colored car to
anyone who can afford to buy a pair of sun glasses.
I, Marylou Foley, leave not only my pleasing person-
ality, but also my title "S.S.S." "Sweet, Smart, and
Smooth" to Linda Baird.
I, Brenda Riley, do leave my "flippant" remarks to
We, Miriam Smith and Gail Steele do bequeath to no
one our sparkling diamonds and June weddings.
I, .Ioan Wheeler, do leave my numerous activities to
anyone with energy enough to keep up to them.
I, John Da Silva, do leave my position as cheerleader
to anyone "Wanting to make a hit with a beauti-
L, Tom Costa, do will my joviality at all times to
I, Victor Saddow, do bequeath my excellence in short-
hand to Wendell Whipple.
I, Ann Holdridge, do will my witty ways to anyone
with a ready answer at all times.
I, Dave Marchand, do bequeath my pickup truck to
anyone who can put it to as good use as I have.
I, Gladys Miner, do leave my elaborate coiffure to
someone with a real supply of bobbie pins.
I, Lewis Brant, do leave my seemingly quiet manner
to Walter Brown.
I, Patricia Lord, do leave my attraction for men in
uniform to anyone who is as patriotic as I am.
I, Tom Kiddy, do leave to no one my "Time Out for
I, Henry Rescignio, do leave my nickname "The Rock
of Gibralter" to George Luzzi.
I, Bill Lazarek, do will my classroom antics to anyone
having such a never ending supply of witticisms
as I have.
I, Eugene Smith, do leave my "baby face" to George
I, Steve Godomsky, do will my "bunsen burner" to
anyone who enjoys chemistry as much as I do.
I, Robert Doughty, do leave my new found interest in
a certain blonde to no one.
I, Sally Jones, do leave to Cathy White my slimness.
I, Robert Schackner, do leave my position as Class
President to anyone worthy of holding it all through
his four years at S.H.S.
I, Charles Rafuse, do will my faithful guitar to Rob-
I, Joe Quattromani, do leave my argumentative nature
to John Samtos.
I, Gretchen Miller, do will my curious nature to Ken-
I, Pat Donahue, do will my "big" personality for
such a little girl to Susan McGee.
I, Anthony Cravinho, do leave my title "The Green
Hornet" to anyone who can "crack up" as many
green cars as I have.
I, Elaine Howard, do will my shy manner to Margaret
I, Agnes Kessler, do bequeath my crown to the next
"Junior Prom Queen."
I, Wayne Lawrence, do will my extreme height to
I, Peter Larke, do leave my habit of giving the teach-
ers a difficult time to Bob Clemens.
We, Betty Mae Curran and Marilyn Brown, do will
our well remembered duets to Barbara Smith and
I, Juanita Lewis, do will my outstanding musical talent
to Elaine Babonas.
I, Victor Rebello, do will my desire to have a different
girl every day of the week to anyone who gets
around as much as I do.
I, Louise Labuda, bequeath my "golden" locks to
I, Marion Tillinghast, do leave my acting ability to
I, Josephine Gandolphi, do leave my loquacious man-
ner to Jane Shea.
I, Nils Carlson, do will the distinction of having so
many birthdays to any underclassman so honored.
I, Joseph Joseph, do bequeath my interest in a certain
junior girl to anyone with a name as confusing
I, Susan De Moura, leave my cute hair do to anyone
who can keep it as neat as I have.
I, Jack Morton, do will my dancing feet to the Gene
Kelly of the Junior Class.
I, Mary Lou Coffey, do leave my outstanding school
spirit to Jean Fitzwater.
I, John Alexander, will continually be remembered
for my rendition of "Mule Train."
I, Marilynn Stebbings, do will my mature and under-
standing manner to .lean Duerr.
We, John Choquette and James Smith, do will our
poetic contributions to the Longfellow of the Junior
I, Arnold Lema, do will my yellow Ford convertible to
absolutely no one.
I, James Cavanaugh, do leave with a long trail of
empty refrigerators in my path.
I, Joan Rafuse, do will my artistic abilities to Betty
I, Donald LoPresto, do leave my pleasant and un-
assuming manner to Gilbert Main.
I, Catherine Lenihan, do will my knack for looking
well in anything I wear to Ann Krawiec.
I, Marjorie Darling, do bequeath my "cute" features
to Noreen Walsh.
I, Alice Burdick, do will my cute nose to Patty
I, Hector Choquette, do leave my blondish looks to
I, Mary Keegan, do leave to Marguerite Rusch, my
talent to always be seen talking.
I, Mickey Monsam, do will my long, dark eyelashes
to Philomena Meringelo.
I, Nelson Whipple, do bequeath my interest in all
girls to anyone who finds the subject as interesting
as I do.
I Josephine Perrone, do leave my bitten fingernails
to someone who also bites his nails.
I, Nuno Rendiero, do leave my hunger for P.D. points
to Gerson Freedman.
I, Robert Johns, bequeath my shy smile to .loe Abbott.
I, Ronald Gibson, do leave my "carrot top" to Richard
I Peter Latham, do leave my innocent appearance,
hiding an intent for mischief, to Everett Flagg.
I, Walter Savage, do leave my enjoyment of practi-
cal jokes to John Santos. I
I, .lean Sommer, do leave my naturally wavy hair
to Pat Canavan. l
I Heather Anderson, do leave my position as Senior
Captain of the Cheerleaders to Barbara Bradley.
We, "The Three Musketeers," Frank Allen, George
Dyer, and Bob Tattersall, leave our hilarious three-
some to George Wildes, James Whitehead and Rich-
I, Phyllis Anderson, do leave my interest in a certain
Westerly High School graduate to absolutely no one.
I, Bernard Andrews, do will my sauve manner to
I, Peter Arnold, do will my outstanding athletic ability
to any deserving underclassman.
We, Anne Bailey and Harriet McNeil, leave that
"bandbox look" to Maureen Morrisette and Carol
I, Roberta Bailey, do leave to Doris Browning my
ability to uwiggle' my way out of doing homework.
I, .Marjorie Balestracci, do will my ability to get
along with everyone to Noreen Trant.
I, William Clay, do bequeath to Burton Jopson my
interest in ham radio.
We, Peter Balestracci, Richard Massey, Robert Mc-
Donough? Richard Maine, and Richard Brustalon,
do leave to the teachers the gray hairs we have
I, Janet Ball, do leave my ready smile to Nancy
I, Robert Moniz, do leave the impression of being
the "Strong, silent, type."
I, Joseph King, bequeath my impressionable height
to Samuel Greene.
I, Thelma Larkin, do leave my pleasing voice to
I, Beverly Santos, do bequeath my nickname "Putt
Putt" to anyone who can discover its origin.
I, Frances Viana, do will my jet black hair to Joyce
I, Walter Sicard, leave my position as manager of
the football team to anyone as deserving as I.
I, Judy Sullivan, bequeath my interest in the Stoning-
ton Fishing Fleet to absolutely no one.
I, Beverly Kasper, bequeath "that wary look" to
I, Elace Dart, do leave my ability to be both studious
and athletic to Beverly Panciera.
I, Ralph Ballato, do will my ability to make a girl
think she is the "Only One" to anyone who is as
convincing as I.
I, Chris Creamer, do leave to anyone wanting to get
away from the wear and tear of life, the relaxation
and art of playing chess.
I, Sandra Banks, will my distinguished voice to no
One, being outdone only by Tallulah.
I, Barbara Costa, bequeath my quiet manner and
willingness to help to Rose Serrano.
We, Carolyn Harper and Ronnie Johns, do leave our
recently acquired knowledge of finally finding
which side of the tracks is right to Ann Vigue and
the Nichols brothers.
I, Donald Smith, take with me my Bronx accent as it
is acquired by only those who have lived there.
I, Elizabeth Kenyon, do leave my expertness at the
drums to Lee Barker.
Signed, sealed, published and declared this as and for the last Will and Testament
by the Class of 1956, Stonington High School, in the presence of us and each of us, who
at their request and in their presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
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Nlasofslcy. .loan Hills-r, Cynthia liolucrts, l.illian Boll. Santina
Mgt-rc, Carolyn Pont. Fourth row: Judith Hughcs, ,lanct Hohart,
lflixahctli Codoni:-ky. Ida Vars, Arlcnc Nlilchcll. lflainc Hahonaf.
lfuillaci-. Ci-orgiana Ilowdcn. Sm-cond row: jacquclinc Sousa. Hclcn Franccs llrooks, Lucia Mcscrvc. Sandra Rode-rick. Iriscilla Hold-
Cowcll, llrcnda Sciivcll, Marcia Wolff. Jcan Wilkinson. Judith ridge-, ,loycc Colprit. Host- Se-rrano, Patricia l'lanchon, Julicttc
lfuxuro, Cracc Calalano. Judith Tcixir-ra, Harrie-t Main. Joy Pont. Fifth row: Judith Chick, Nancy Lindcrson. Anna- Collins,
Kilcy. Jane-t Folcy, Patricia Crowlvy, Agncs Wh:-clcr. Third row: lflcanor l'ow1-rs, Patricia Schackm-r, Ccraldinc Hcardon. Ann
'llhomasinc Pancicra, ,lacquclinc ,la-ffrcy, Judith Main, llorinc Marie- liattafc, Linda Arnold. llctty Ward. .Nitric Murphy. Sandra
llonath, Kirslcn l.:-ma, ,lcan lfitzwatcr, llridgittc Tock:-r. .loan
Cray, Antoinctle- lidcstri, Hclcn llrophy, Lori-tta Min-lwll, Shirli-y
l'ignatar0, Alict- Hrown. Marjoric Scars.
CLASS OF 1958
ln front: lloriy Xlaxofxlw, .loan Millvr. Fir-t row: Cusiodio
Hclwllo, Samui-I Crt-cn, Urrin Handlcy. lfugcnc Pine-. llasqualc
ll.-llcrnurdo, John llouchcr, Rohcrt Burroughs, Wayne- Calc, Ilon-
ald llrayinan. l,arry Mclluine-e-s, licrnard Slcadman. Wallacc
Stcdman, Michacl Sisk, Se-cond row: Clifford More-y, Carth
Mt-ador, Co-rald Ve-rnicri, Ce-orgc 'l'ourvillc. Wcndcll Whipplc,
.lohn Math:-wson. Paul Cravinho, Harold Higgins, ,lon Tattcrsall,
Willialn lfilzgcrald, Cz-rson l"ricdinan, John Willialiis. Rolmcrt
Nlacaioni. Third row: William llrown, Rohn-rl Pcirson. Edward
Stew-lc. Holrcrt llildclmrand, Alfrcd Caswr-ll, fins DcSSaulcS, Loon-
ard Novak, Donald Nocl, ,laincs Hchan. William Sullivan, lid-
ward Wallington, 1.1-c Harbor, Robcrt Rose-. Arthur Siem-rinachcr,
Armand Morrisscttc, Hirhard Elliott. john l.opcs, Rob:-rt llc-
Hragga. Fri-d Malonvy, ,lohn Narcotic. Rogcr Alle-n, ,lose-ph
Cangclosi, ,lamcs Pray, l.c0nard Hcdin. Paul llrcvily. Anthony
Hcnry, llcnjamin Turrisi. Fourth row: l'ctcr Davis, Paul Song-
dahl, William Hays, Harvcy Thorp, David johnson. Jann-s Drury.
Ke-nm-th Calkins, Holme-rl llurdick, Harry Way. Ke-nnclh Yatcs.
John HQ-nn:-tt. Richard Schackncr. llanicl Consalws. lfdward ll:-
Frias. He-rhcrt Arnold, Fvcrctt Flagg, Frank Luzzi.
Standing: Michael Saddow, Eleanor Rose, Susan McGee, Joseph
Morosini. First row: Davis Sisk. Kenneth Santos, Peter Lo Priore.
Joseph Martin, Gerald Drury, Paul Leone, Peter Danesi, Ronald
Rathbun, John Larkin, Raymond Williams, Lennard Lema, Philip
Rathbun, David Johns, Louis Marseilles. Second row: Michael
Savin, Helmut Buchholz, Gilbert Main, George Ryan, Stephen
Nichols, Patrick McSparren, Louis Luzzi, Roy Scialabba, Leonard
Harrington, Leo Nolan, George Cassell, Richard Sorensen, David
Girven. Third row: Denis Cronin, Michael Johnson, Daniel
Birkbeck, Homer Perkins, Kenneth Northr-up, Edward Fallon,
Dolce, Judith Tetlow, Ann Marie Castagna, Janet Ferguson,
Standing: Michael Saddow, Eleanor Rose, Susan McGee, Joseph
Morosini. First row: Anita Watrous, Judith Enos, Sandra Ashby,
Sandra Simon, Anna Resendes, Helen Roderick, Carole Boucher,
Dianna Christina, Jean 0'Neil, Dorothy Zembruski, Beverly
Robinson, Michelle Daignault, Norma Aguiar. Second row: Kath-
ryn Umphlatt, Ann Medeiros, Sarah Carnaghan, Mary Grillo,
Linda Sorensen, Patricia Rider, Margaret Devine, Ruth Wilcox,
Janice Wells, Patricia Blodgett, Barbara Duck. Third row:
Kathryn Naccarato. Nancy Barber, June Sutherland, Maureen
Comolli, Jeanne Sehackner. Julia Serrano, Carol Chipperfield,
Bertha Allen, Jane Richard, Lynne Stewart, Helen Stewart,
Doris Pariseau, Donna Buck, Margaret Pelters. Kathryn Oliver.
Suzanne Brooks, Elizabeth Robishaw, Linda Foley, Judith Taylor.
Fifth row: Jeannette Sylvestre, Sandra Larkin. Gloria Anderson.
Priscilla Rouse, Joan Clemens, Gertrude Buchanan, Sally Sted-
men, Peggy Hewitt, Phyllis Saffomilla, Katherine Wesolowski.
Virginia Waterman, Helene Sylvia, Patricia Donahue, Joan
Lawrence, Linda Foberg, Nadine Walsh. Sixth row: Mr. Griffin,
Betty Gilmore, Joan Novello, Celena McMahon, Joan Larkin,
Mary Kiddy, Linda Reynolds, Heidi Sjostrom, Nancy Meldrum,
Dianne Meuse, Denise Kelliher, Gladys Burnham, Barbara Gould,
Marilyn Slattery, Lana Siller.
Norma Will, Betty Singer. Fourth row: Anne Gallagher, Frances
Terence Cini, Victor Panciera, Edwin Cartier, Michael O'Br1en,
David Barker, William Walsh, Everett Westcott. Fourth row: Mr.
Griffin, Edward Turrell, George Robinson, Dominic Zeppieri,
Vincent Russo, Fred Siller, Richard Aversa, Woodrow Klewin,
Lester Duncklee, Charles Vifheeler. Donald De Fosses. Charles
Burgess, James Schiller, Lawrence O'Keefe, William Beal, Gere
ald Cross. Fifth row: Robert Brown, Richard Savoie, Albert
Szymanski, Donald Elliott, Gerald Long, William Cullinane,
Charles Wood, Thomas Law, Jonathan Fitts, Joseph Lis. Robert
Duerr, William Bliven, James Levanti, Maurice Brown.
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Membership in the Dramatics Club includes any person who has taken part in the
production of the annual school play. This includes the cast, make-up crew, ticket
sellers, ushers, stage crew, publicity and costume committees. Mrs. William Cullinane
is the faculty advisor for this club.
Pr6Sident ...,........... .......,,,........,.......... R OBERT CENSBURG
Vice President ...- .... ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,, JAMES SISK
Secretary-Treasurer . ,.,.,,...., DIMITY GRAICHEN
Faculty Advisors . ....,.., MR. GEORGE FOLEY
and MR. ROBERT SHEA
The Debating Club holds debates with several other schools. It also has intra-
club debates during the activity period. ln the spring
Eastern Connecticut Forum.
the club plans to attend the
Editor-in-Chief ,,A.,,.,,.,,A, ,..,...A.. ..,,,.,,.,., A g nes Kessler
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Sports Editor , .
Girls' Sports Editor
,Iunior Assistant Editor , . . .. ,. .
Junior Business Manager .,,,,,,,,
Artist .. ,,,, , ,,.... .. .
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, ,, . Mary Lou Coffey
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BROWN AND WHITE STAFF
The Brown and White staff consists of approximately forty students,
divided equally among the four classes. Each fall freshmen, as well as
upperclassmen are given an opportunity to try out for the staff. New
members are selected by the officers on the basis of their reasons for
wanting to become a member of the staff, their previous experience in
newspaper work, and the way they write.
The paper is published six times during the school year with the help
of the students.
The Future Teachers of America is in its third year of organization.
The purpose of this club is to help high school students who are consid-
ering teaching. It is also hoped that out of the year's activities will come
a better understanding of some of the problems and advantages in the
teaching profession. The members of this club visit the various colleges
where F. T. A. Chapters are in operation. The students will also get to
see the life of a future teacher.
FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
President ..........., . ,,,,,,.. Marylou Foley
Vice President ...,..... ,,.,,,,,,. A gnes Kessler
Secretary ..,......... ,. . Patricia Donahue
Treasurer ,,., Marjorie Darling
YEARBOOK STAFF OFFICERS
Editor-in-Chief YY,... ......,. ,,..,, J 0 SEPH DEFRIAS Business ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,A, ,,Y,,,,,,.. M ARION TILLINGHAST
Co-Literary Editors ,.,.,,.... ,.,, M ARY LOU COFFEY ANNE BAILEY
MARILYNN STEBBINGS MARILYN BROWN
Photography ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, B EVERLY KASPER Mdk6-up ....,.... YYYYY.YYYY A NTHONY CRAVINHO
ROBERT BARNES Faculty Advisors ,,,,...,,,...... MISS DENNEHEY
This is the third year that Driver Training has been in existence at Stonington
High School. Students who take this course must have twenty hours of training in
the car with the instructor, thirty periods of scheduled classroom training, and at
least five hours of actual driving experience. The students are under the able direc-
tion of Mr. Bunker.
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The Washington Club is made up of members of the Senior Class
who plan to take the class trip to Washington, D.C. The students
visit such places as Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution,
White House, Pan American Union, Supreme Court, and the U. S.
Capitol. The group also tours the Arlington National Cemetery, the
Washington estate at Mount Vernon, Virginia, and the U. S. Military
Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
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The Biology Club is
made up of any student
who has had biology or
anyone who is now taking
it. The club plans to visit
the Museum of Natural
History and the Hayden
President, Robert Barnes:
Vice President, Arnold
Lemag Secretary, Angela
Micelig Treasurer, Virginia
The planning committee
is made up of ,lack Maci-
one, Marion Tillinghast,
Mary Leone, Robert Miner.
Frederick Maloney, and
Chairman, David Fontenella
The function of the Reception Committee is to
help the office in guiding new students and visitors
in the school. The members are volunteers from the
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The purpose of the club IS to promote school spirit One of the projects that this club
carries out is the making of posters to help promote interest in the various activities
sponsored by the school The faculty advisor for thls club IS Mr Woodrow Douville.
SPIRIT OF '56
The Pep Band was organized two years
ago when a small group of students got to-
gether to promote school spirit. This band
has certainly done an outstanding job at
all the games, rallies, and assemblies. Many
thanks go to Daniel Burleigh whose efforts
in organizing this year's band are appre-
ciated by all.
C ii C ii OFFICERS
President ,, ,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,... . ,.., ,I oseph Abbott
Vice President ., ,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,.,,. K arole Zeller
Secretary-Treasurer ,.,,...,............,,, Patricia Canavan
The French Club at Stonington High School has a membership of approximately
seventy students. lt meets weekly so that students may see movies in French, and slides
of French civilization. The opaque projector is also used frequently.
Speakers scheduled are Mrs. Peter Waldo of Mason's Island who will speak on
"Christmas Customs in France" at the December meeting of the French Club.
A trip to Montreal, Canada is planned on February 17th with the New London group
directed by Malcolm Greenaway of the New London High School faculty. ln Montreal,
our students will be given the opportunity to visit the largest city in Canada which is
predominantly French in race, religion, and culture.
President .. .,...... .,.,. ...., . .. ,lohn Lopes
Vice President ..,,,,, Sandra Pignataro
Secretary ,,,,,, ,.,... . , ,,,,,... Eleanor Powers
The Latin Club is made up of approximately forty students. Any student who is
taking Latm or has taken it ln the past is eligible for membership in this club.
Program chairman Elaine Babonas, along with other members of the committee, has
planned various activities for the year.
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organization to result in better relationship understanding co o er-
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tives rom each class, who try to work out the problems of their
ts weekly and functions as a student
We can thank the co
uncil plus the support of the faculty for our
President ,,,,.,,,,,, ,,,, W ALTER SAVAGE
Vive President ,,,,,,.., ,Y,,Y,,, . JOSEPH ABBOTT
Secretary-Treasurer ,. , AGNES KESSLER
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The members of the
Class of 1956
deeply appreciate and
will long remember
the sincere efforts of their yearbook advisors
Miss Katherine Dennehey
Miss Catherine H. Vargas
Mr. Arthur Carlin
The success of this Yearbook
is due to their lmfailing
guidance, cooperation, and enthusiasm.
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First row, left to right: Coach Mr. Carlin, Stephen Codomsky, Ralph Ballato. William
Pray, Ventura Rebello, Peter Arnold, William Lazarek, Curtis Brown. James Cava-
naugh, Robert Schackner, Coach Mr. Douville. Second row: Coach Mr. McKenna,
Joseph Quattromani, Robert Doughty, David Fontanella. Nelson Whipple, Henry
Rescigino, Peter Lark, Walter Savage, Alden Main, Walter Sicard. Third row:
Richard Chipperfield, Peter Davis, Pasquate Dc-Bernardo, John Boucher, Frank Luzzi,
Kenneth Wilcox, George Luzzi, Frank Raymond, John Mathewson, Russell McLaugh-
lin. Fourth Row: Ray Morgan, George McCugan, James Steele, James Crowley.
Robert Clemens, James Sisk, Charles Dias, James Drury, Clifford Morey. Everett
Flagg. Fifth row: Richard Massey, Manager, James Pray, Leonard Novak, Richard
Elliott, Michael O'Brien, Rosario Sciahabba, Richard Aversa, William Bliven, James
Levanti, Wendell Whipple. Sixth Row: Roger Panciera, Manager, Gerald Drury,
Joseph Morosine, Michael Saddow, Charles Wood, William Walsh, Louis Luzzi,
Michael Johnson, Patrick McSparren, David Johnson, Manager.
Three seconds to go! Lazarek cuts across the middle into the end zone snaring a Chipperfield pass, and Ston-
ington starts the 1956 football season with a 15-13 victory over Woodrow Wilson.
With this victory under their belt, the Stonington Bears went on to win five consecutive games over Fitch,
20-0, St. Marys 27-0, Plainville 20-12 and previously undefeated Putnam 14-6.
Stonington suffered itis only setback of the season at the hands of Saint Raphaelis 14-6, the champions of
Class B in Rhode lsland in a heart breaking, hard fought game that could have gone either way.
Westerly became the next victim of the Stonington Bear, in the first game of the traditional meeting of the
arch rivals 27-13.
The Bears then hit the Killingly Red men to the tune of 25-0 and nailed down the ECC Title and Trophy for
the first time in seven years.
The men of the team realizing that the Thangsgiving Day game would be their last chance to play in a
Stonington uniform turned on the steam and sent the Westerly Bulldog running back across the river with its
tail between its legs after a 45-0 defeat. ln this game there was no disputing the offensive and defensive strength
of the Bears. ln winning this game the Bears retained the Jeff Moore trophy for the third consecutive year.
Captain Peter Arnold provided the leadership and discipline that is necessary on any winning team. The line
men from end to end provided vicious tackling and blocking throughout the season. Linemen such as Pray,
Rescigino, Godomsky, Fontenella, Doughty, Cavanaugh, Lazarek and Arnold, under the able direction of fine
Coach Arthur Carlin, made up one of the most formidable forward Walls in Connecticut.
The might of fullback Curt Brown and swift running of halfbacks Ralph Ballato and Dick Chipperfield com-
bined with the blocking and play calling of quarterback Bob Schackner formed a backfield that was a constant
threat to any opposing team. l
Praise must go to Head Coach Woodrow Douville for his never ceasing concern for the welfare of each indivi-
dual player. His tireless effort to make a winning team was appreciated by the whole squad.
ln addition to winning the two trophies Stonington was awarded a plaque of merit by the C.1.A.C. for their
The 1956 Football season was the most successful season in thirteen years at S.H.Sg the offense gained 3,183
yards while the defense held the opposition to 1,267 yards. The 1955 Football team will not be forgotten for
it will go down in Stonington sports history.
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Fabricant, Waltcr Brown, Everett Flagg. Pcter Davis, Managcr Walter Ricard.
Stonington High Schools basketball team, facing the toughest schedule of any
llcar five. had a very successful season. Victories in the Bears' impressive record
were two winnings over Tolman, South Kingston, Fitch, and Killingly. They also
conqucrcd Rogers. Westerly. liast Greenwich, St. Maryls lVlarionapolis. and the
Alumni once. Stonington's defeats came at the hands of Milfred Prep, Westerly,
l'rovidcncc College l7reshmen and Chaminade.
The Rears captured the Eastern Connecticut Conference crown for the second
straight ycar in a row. Stonington went over the century mark four times this season,
including a record breaking 119 points against Fitch. ln this game Wayne Lawrence
broke the school scoring record for one game, with a 54 point performance. ln the
same week this record was shattered again, when Lawrence ripped the nets for 60
points. This would not have been possible if his team mates had not cooperated
throughout the game.
This high flying quintet was piloted by Coach lVlorris Fabricant and captained by
james Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh was a stalwart performer, averaging 16 points a
game. Peter Arnold, a strong 671-". was a tower of strength for the Stonington team.
Victor Rebello and Ralph Rallato averaged double figures for the season. They were
also standout performers on defense. William Lazarek. Ronald Gibson, and Hector
Choquette are three senior reserves who did a remarkable job when called upon by
Coach lVlorris Fabricant.
Stonington has qualified for the tournament, and the Bears would like to end a
very successful season with a State Championship.
First row, left to right: Ronald Gibson, Peter Arnold, Ventura Rcbcllo, ,lamc Casanaugh
Ralph Rallato, Wayne Lawrcncc. Second row: Richard Chippcrfield, Frank Raymond
joseph Choqucttc, William Lazarck. Edward Harrison. Robert Clcmcns. Third row Coach
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Ballato, Ronald Gibson, R' h d Ch' '
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Front row. left lo right: Coach l"aluricanI. Ralph llallatto, William Lazarek. Peter Arnold.
Waite-r Sicarel. Richard tfhipperficld. Manager Kenneth Wilcox. Second row: Ronald Gibson.
Herlmcrt Arnold. ,lames Cavanaugh. Roller! tilt-mt-ns. Rolwrt Johns. .lames Fisk. Third row:
Roh:-rt De-llragga, William Brown. Louis llrant, Russell Mclaughlin. Everett Flagg.
This year. the lmaselmall team is primarily composed of veterans from last yearis
squad. This N55 team had one of its finest seasons. It was chosen as one of the
four top class medium teams in Connecticut. In the Baseball tournament. Stonington
lost to Woodrow Wilstwli High.
This year's squad, ably headed by Coach Morris Fabricant. is a versatile and
well seasoned group. The team. itself. is composed mostly of seniors with Walter
Sieard. James Cavanaugh and William Lazarek in the outfield and Ronald Gibson,
iler-tor Choquette. and Ralph Ballato in the in field. Richard Chipperfield and Roger
Paneiera represent the juniors very well as catcher and infielder respectively, along
with lfverett Flagg. a sophomore infielder.
The pitching staff has Peter Arnold, Louis Brant, James Sisk, and Robert DeBragga
to hurl its way through the season which is expected to he well on the winning
column. This year the team has high expectations of winning the Eastern Connecticut
Conference again and wants to go to the tournament for another Cl'laIlCP at the state
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First row, left to right: Coach Arthur Carlin, Edward Harrison, Peter Arnold, Robert
Schiller, Robert Johns, Walter Sicard, Curtis Brown, Nelson Whipple, Frank Raymond,
Manager .lames Smith. Second row: William Lazarek. William Kearney, Herbert Arnold,
William Pray, Robert Cale. James Crowley, Richard Chipperfield, Stanley Bennett. Third
row: Helmut Buchholtz, David Johns, Edward Kearney, William Cullinane, John Mathewson,
Kenneth Cawkins, David Johnson, Peter Davis, Manager, George Whewell.
The 1956 Track Team, having as a nucleus Curtis Brown, Edward Harrison, Peter
Arnold, Walter Sicard, Frank Raymond, all veteran performers, should be one of
the most powerful teams in Eastern Connecticut.
Last year, the combination of Curtis Brown, and Edward Harrison won the
Schenectady Eastern Seaboard Meet with Harrisonis winning the discus, the high
jump and tying the meet record and Brown,s winning the discus. This year many
records will fall at the hands of the team. Last year Brown broke the school record
in the shot and discus, while Harrison broke the high jump record. Brown's best
efforts in the shot and discus to date are 53 feet and 153 feet respectively. Harrisonis
highest jump was 6 feet and 2 inches. Curtis Brown was last year's New England
champion in the discus, making the second consecutive year that he has held this
title. ln the state meet Curtis won the shot and discus and Harrison won the high
jump. The mighty team seems to be well balanced.
ln the running events there are Walter Sicard and Robert Schiller, both fine
distance runners. Although we do not have much strength in the dashes, there are
many promising underclassmen in this field. Robert Johns is a promising hurdler,
although this is the first year the hurdlers have received any emphasis.
Under the guidance of hard working Coach Arthur Carlin, the team has won much
recognition on the Eastern Seaboard.
This year's track team certainly will be a successful one.
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First row: Miss 'l'havvne't. Patrivia Donahue. Mary I.ou Foley, Agnes Kessler, Elan' Dart,
Captain, Marjorie Darling, lla-lty llarnr-s. Mary Lon Coffey. Sr-voml row: Ang:-la Alice-li. manager,
Joan Grills, Mary I.:-ont-, Elaine- Dart, l'atric-ia Radivioni. Sandra Pignataro, Mary Shea, Helen
Cowell, manage-r. Third row: Judith llnglws. .ludilli Chick, Nancy l.indt-rsnn, Linda Arnold. Lueia
Mesa-rve, Eleanor Powers, Putrivia S1-liuvkilvr.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
The girls' haskethall team at Stonington High School is made up of approximately
twenty selected players. This year the team has scheduled games with Academy of the
lloly Name. Durham. W.M.l.. Simshury, and lfast Greenwich.
For the 1055-50 season. the team is ahly vaptained hy lflace Dart. Our managers
who do an excellent joh. are Angela Miveli and Helen Cowell. The team is coached
under the praiseworthy efforts of Miss Thavenet.
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Captain, Heather Anderson
, Every year seven girls are chosen from the Sophomore class to be cheer leaders
for the following two years. All girls who are eligible are judged on their personality,
personal appearance, organizing ability, leadership, commanding voice, pep, coor-
dination, and form in cheering motions, cartwheel, handspring, dive to forward roll,
and form in final jump. The girl with the highest number of points automatically
receives the honor of being captain. The faculty, two senior cheerleaders, and two
junior boys from football and basketball act as judges.
Every cheerleader will always remember and appreciate the outstanding job
accomplished by Miss Florence Thavenet.
Standing: Patricia Canavan, Captain, Barbara Bradley, Karole Keller. Bottom row:
Linda Baird, Beverly Panciera, Ann Smith, Veronica Santos.
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SAINT CECILIA GIFT SHOP
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FIRESTONE AND STAR TIRES
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
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MeaI's, Groceries, Fruifs
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Buffer Suppers Wed., and Sai.
Brochure and RaI'es Upon Requesf
Telephone Weekapaug 9-9563
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I6-I8 Easl' Main S'l'ree+ Myslic THE FRIENDLY SHOP
Tel. Je 6-7269
ALL BAKING DONE ON Pnemlses GUS AND FLORA HAUSCHILD
DAILY Mys'l'ic. Conn.
JOE'S BARBER SHOP
Over Weslerly Jewelry
TINA'S BEAUTY SALON
Dixon Square Bldg. Wesierly
2 Prospecl' Phone 54457 Real Es+al'e On lI16 Bridge
Complimenls of Complimenfs of
TONY'S MARKET IRENE'S BEAUTY SHOP
On fhe Bridge Wesferly, R.I. SIOHIUQIUU. Conn.
J. ROSSIE VELVET CO
Phone Mys+ic Jefferson 6-7573
WILLIAMS AVENUE, INDUSTRIAL PLACE
Stonington, Connectc t
CARROLL CUT RATE
62 High Sfreel'
CU LLEY HARDWARE
25 Broad SI'ree'r
Wes+erIy, R. I.
PERRY'S GIFTS AND ACCESSORIES
24 High S+ree+
Wesierly, R. I.
MEN'S AND BOYS' STORE
26 High Sfreef
Wesierly, Rhode Island
DE PIETRO AND SON Compnmenh of
B"i"'i"9 M"'E"9 ED'S CLEANING senvics
Masons Road Scrapmg
Crushed SIGNS DFIVWGYS Sfoningfon. Conneclicul'
Phone Wesferly 2207
MELLO'S BARBER SHOP
20 High Sfreei'
LEVANTI'S GROCERY STORE
2I Lincoln Avenue
ROSE'S LIOUORETTE, INCORP.
45 W. Broad Slreei
JOE'S SERVICE STATION
Corner Liberly and W. Broad Sfreels
"HOME OF FRIENDLY SERVICE"
PAT AND AL
FINNEY'S SERVICE STATION
Esso Produch and Lubricaiion
Tires - Bafieries - Accessories
W. L. WHITFORD. Prop.
Roufe 84 Phone JE 6-2l49
Old Mysiic, Conn.
TAR SOAP, INC.
TREE SERVICE, ,
INC Compllmenfs of
. . . A FRIEND
Landscapmg - Spraying
RETAIL AND WHOLESALE
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Esieblished Since I938
36 W. BROAD ST. WESTERLY
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48 Wesi' Broad Si.
DR. AND MRS. WALTER ASKINAS
MARION'S BEAUTY SALON
Room 384 Washingion Trusi' Bldg.
SKARROW BUS COMPANY
5 Chase Sireei'
JOHN B. FINDLAY
LAWRENCE R. NICHOLS
and Paini' Supplies
TELEPHONE 5-5I96 STONINGTON. RD.
ARTHUR SADDOW'S TAILOR SHOP
I4 Church SIree'I'
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On Siillman Bridge
Wesierly, R. I.
DUNN'S CORNERS FILLING STATION
E. M. Greene. Prop.
MARION'S DEPARTMENT STORE
Imporfecl and Domesiic Liquors
I34 Wafer S'I'reeI'
CAMACHO'S IGA STORE
67 Waier Srreei
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New London, Connecticut
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