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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Pamela Alt (Putney)  7/22
•   Mark Williams  7/4
•   Chip Hall  7/1
•   Sandy Harlow  6/12
•   Peter Tobey  6/11
•   Thomas Dapice  6/7
•   Debbie Dean (Manasse)  6/6
•   Robert Paglialunga  6/5
•   Dennis Richards  5/30
•   Barbara Scott (Rose)  5/22
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WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
2 live in Arizona
7 live in California
3 live in Colorado
19 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
10 live in Florida
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
1 lives in Maine
2 live in Maryland
9 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Missouri
6 live in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
7 live in New York
9 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
4 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
5 live in Texas
6 live in Vermont
8 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Nova Scotia
1 lives in Austria
2 live in France
1 lives in Switzerland
234 location unknown
41 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Lenora Frisbie (Pearl)  7/24
•   Melinda Nield (Irvine)  7/27
•   Charlene Gullette (Van Ness)  7/28
•   Marylou Ensslen (Barton)  7/29
•   Keith McKenzie  7/29
•   Debbie Dean (Manasse)  8/3
•   Gay Murphy (Meyer)  8/6
•   Barbara St. Clair  8/6
•   David Norris  8/10
•   Peter Curcio  8/12
•   Gail McPherson (Edie)  8/17
•   Marion Platt  8/19
•   Judy Clarke (Farnam)  8/20

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

NCHS CLASS OF 1966

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Registration is now open for our 55th class reunion from Friday 9/17 to Sunday 9/19, and we hope that you and a guest will join the fun!

Reunion weekend highlights include the following:

  • Friday 9/17
    • 6 - 9 PM Welcome reception at Hilton Garden with buffet appetizers, sandwiches and dessert options
  • Saturday 9/18
    • Individuals and small groups explore New Canaan and Fairfield Country attractions
    • 12:30 - 2:30 PM Open House at Harry Day's in Stamford
    • 6 - 10 PM Dinner and visit to Stamford Museum and Nature Center
  • Sunday 9/18
    • 8 - 10 AM Farewell brunch at Orem's Diner in Wilton, CT 

Click here for details about booking a room at the Hilton Garden, reunion cost, and event details

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Jim St. Clair was a teacher and administrator at New Canaan High School from 1954-1971. He taught Latin and Greek, directed many school plays, and took over as Principal after the retirement of Harold Kenney in 1968. Jim was also active in the Congregational Church Pilgrim Fellowship program. Jim left New Canaan 50 years ago for his ancestral home in Nova Scotia, but many of his students vividly remember the impact he had on their lives.  

Jim passed away on 5/11/21, and his obituary noted that “His wisdom, humor and storytelling enriched the lives of many, from friends and family to students, colleagues and community members…He was also an avid naturalist who loved exploring forests, rivers and ocean beaches and worked tirelessly in the preservation of old growth forests…The boundless curiosity, commitment, thoughtfulness and joy he brought to so many for so long will be forever treasured.”

NCHS alumni from the class of 1966 and others are raising money to create a living memorial in Jim’s honor with a tree and a bench at the Bristow Sanctuary and Wildwood Preserve in New Canaan. Click here for more information. 

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We mourn the passing of Phyllis Ann Spinosa Massey. Here is a link to her obituary that was published in the New Canaan Advertiser:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ncadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=phyllis-massey-spinosa&pid=197904871&fhid=38117

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We will always cherish our memories of our dear classmate Susann (Rabe) Neski, who we lost in April. Suzi had a shining smile, fabulous sense of humor, and danced with verve and vitality. She was a delight to know, and as kind and thoughtful a friend as anyone could hope to have.

Suzi was the driving force behind our 20th class reunion in 1986, which was the first time we had gotten together since our 1966 graduation. She made it happen through sheer grit and determination. She was an inspiration to every member of the committee, and she was tireless and creative in those fortunately bygone days of snail mail and phone book searches. 

Everyone who knew Suzi misses her greatly, and we would like to offer our condolences to her much loved sisters and their families.  The Barranco Funeral Home in Severna Park, Maryland has created a guest book that Suzi’s friends have been using to share their memories:

https://www.barrancofuneralhome.com/guestbook/susann-neski

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"THEY CALLED NEW CANAAN HOME" BOOK EXCERPTS

Art Hahn (NCHS '63) published a book late in 2019 with profiles of 118 people who lived in New Canaan, and has kindly given us permission to post the following excerpts on our site:

  • Profiles of 1966 classmates Karen Santry, Reeves Callaway, and Janet Richmond
  • Profiles of Congregational Church minister Loring Chase, NCHS Music Director Jane Hilton, and NCHS Teacher and Administrator Jim St. Clair
  • Profiles of Paul Brooks, Matt Coyle, Blaine Leighton, Jim Lewis, V. Edgar Lind, Peggy Sherry, and Margaret Teeters 

Click HERE for links to the profiles and an alphabetical index of all profiles in the book

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JULY 2019 FUN IN SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK 

Lauren Holt, Marion Platt, Patricia Goodspeed-Grant, Bill Engelhardt, and Gary Duzinski recently enjoyed a summer weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY that included visits to the Saratoga Racetrack and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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JUNE 14-17 2019 REUNION IN STONINGTON, CT HOSTED BY MAGGY AND BOB GILBERT

For more photos from the Stonington reunion, click HERE

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MARCH 2019 SARASOTA, FL MINI-REUNION 3 MEMORIES

Marion Platt and Gary Duzinski hosted their third mini-reunion in Sarasota, Florida,  

Cathy Janis created a musical slide show of the event: https://vimeo.com/328259839

If you have trouble seeing the slide show, try copying the link into another browser, such as Mozilla/Firefox. 

Click HERE for more memories from the Sarasota weekend in March. 

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December 2018 Philadelphia Mini-reunion #3 at Longwood Gardens

Maggy Wolf Gilbert, Merrie Metzger Wiechmann, Lauren Holt, Teresa Giannio Pace, Pam Alt Putney, Linda Hartley, and Mary Lou Ensselin Barton

Click HERE for more info

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August 2018 New Hampshire Lakes Region Mini-reunion

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Click HERE for more photos

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Class Cruise Update

  • There is not enough interest in the September 2019 cruise from New York to Montreal, but Bob Janis (chateaubob@outlook.com) is looking at a number of other ideas and would be glad to hear from classmates about what they would like.  

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June 2018 Mini Reunion in Farmington CT

Merri and Eric Metzger Wiechmann hosted a recent mini reunion in Farmington.

Shown in the photo are Eric, Harry Day, Lauren Holt, Merri, Linda Hartley, and Maggy Gilbert.

Inquiring minds are beginning to wonder if the NCHS Class of 1966 ever plans to stop partying!

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April 2018 Fun in Florida

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A group of classmates gathered in Philadelphia to help Lauren Holt celebrate an important birthday!  Click HERE for more details and photos. 

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Marion Platt and Gary Duzinski hosted the second annual Florida mini-reunion at their home in Sarasota in February.  Click HERE for photos, videos, and comments. 

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