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Students of St. Mary’s return for 50th reunion

The class of 1968 from St. Mary’s Teachers’ College reunited on Saturday, seeing 20 of the previous students celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Back row, from left: Ken Dubeau, Brian Sarsfield, Jim Moore, Frank Bechamp, Zyg Wargala, and Vernon Carroll. Middle row, from left: Janey McGuire Morin, Marion Field Kelly, Bev Cobus Marciniec, Anne Martin, and Gail Allen Donlan. Front row, from left: Sr. Marjorie Fitzpatrick, Donna Tierney, Marilyn McGuire Tanguay, Trudi Cotnam, Betty Jeffrey Maloney, Rosemary Ryan, Sheila Durocher Duff, Linda McCann Gilmour, and Kathie St. Cyr Badger.

The class of 1968. Back row, from left: Ken Dubeau, Brian Sarsfield, Jim Moore, Frank Bechamp, Zyg Wargala, Vernon Carroll, Larry Archambault, John Smith and Tim Houlihan. Third row, from left: Grace Mulvey, Linda Durocher, Janey McGuire, Marian Field, Bev Cobus, Anne Martin, Gail Allen, Angela Rouble, and Franca Vitullo. Second row, from left: Frances Maheral, Sr. (Amadeus) Marjorie Fitzpatrick, Donna Tierney, Colleen Stanton, Trudi Cotnam, Rosemary Ryan, Maureen Kelly and Linda McCann. Front row, from left: Marilyn McGuire, Betty Jeffrey, Diane Pressault, Sheila Durocher, Kathie St. Cyr, Lina Vitali and Trudi Cook.

Donald Teuma-Castelletti
CHAPEAU June 9, 2018
One of the last classes to fill the halls of St. Mary’s Teachers’ College in Chapeau returned on Saturday, as the friends and classmates celebrated a significant anniversary for their year.
In honour of the 50th anniversary of their graduation, the class of 1968 enjoyed a homecoming party as they toured their old classrooms, saw plenty of familiar faces and enjoyed a meal amongst the old gang.
“Fiftieth anniversaries only come around once in a lifetime,” said Brian Sarsfield, one of the organizers.
“Everybody is so busy with their own lives,” added Marilyn McGuire Tanguay, another organizer. “It certainly is wonderful to come to this reunion after 50 years.”
To help mark the special occasion, the class held their meal and reception within the halls of not the actual school, but the dormitories of St. Joseph’s Convent, where the Sisters would have lived. Sarsfield said that the opportunity to hold the gathering in the convent made the occasion extra special.

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