M. Hallowell remained as Superintendent of schools until 1972 when he retired
to enjoy Cape Cod and
C. McConarty became an administrator in the
S. Preuss became principal when Peter McConarty resigned in 1960 and served in that capacity
until 1978. He was able to enjoy his
vacation home in
Donald Amirault remained as band director until 1968
when he became Assistant Principal of
Ashley, who became Director of Music for Easton, resigned in 1969 to become a
Atkins stayed in
Ann Berardi left the high school in 1959 but subsequently
became a member of the junior high staff from 1960 to 1966. Then she and her husband Charles Lomartere decided to teach in American schools in
Anne Bromly retired in 1970 when Veronica Carter did. She enjoyed family life until her death in 2001 at the age of 97.
Burke stayed at OAHS until 1963 and actually returned for several weeks in
1968. Subsequently he taught an
elementary class in
Helene Cornell left in 1963 and I think she went to work for a publishing company. We did attend her wedding in the late 1960s and saw her at Val Muscato's funeral.
A. Craig became the Assistant Principal of OAHS in 1964 after leaving for one
Doherty, the Foreign Language Department Chair, retired in 1984 and continued
to live on
Egan left in 1959 and now lives in
Farrington became Assistant Superintendent of schools in 1966 and
Superintendent from 1976 to 1981. He is
an educational consultant and in charge of SPOKE, a
Eero Helin, Director of Physical Education, was famous in the 1960s for his gym-jams including the bamboo dancing. He and his wife owned a summer camp on a lake in Pembroke where several faculty parties were held. He retired in 1978. His wife and he had very tragic deaths. They both had become wheelchair-bound and were brutally murdered during a robbery in their home.
Val Muscato, Director of Athletics after Jack Mason's death in 1961, continued as basketball coach until 1970 and football coach until 1975. He retired in 1989 and the newly constructed lighted stadium in back of the current OAHS was renamed the Valentine P. Muscato Stadium. It had been called Tiger Stadium since its construction in 1983. An extremely large testimonial for him was held in 1990, and he died in 1991. The J. Frances O'NeiI trophy, which had become the John C. Mason trophy in 1965, was renamed in 2001 for Muzzy and is presented to the outstanding male athlete. The girls have had a similar trophy since the mid-1960s and it is named for Suzanne Rivard.
Bill Nixon became head basketball coach after Val gave up coaching basketball in 1970. He taught until 1991. He is now President of Willworks, Inc., a company initiated by his older son Bill which sets up trade shows all over the globe.
Dorothy Olson left in 1959.
Simpson left in 1962 to be the chair of the science department of
Annarae Tong Cohen was art teacher from 1958 to 1960 and returned from 1964 to 1966. Ruth Ashley told me that Annarae and she had had a wonderful visit with Peter McConarty in the early 1990s.
Sylvia Vellante moved to Millis with her husband in 1959. After their three sons were elementary age, she taught foreign languages in a neighboring community for many years.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this update.
FOR THE CLASS OF 1960
Three new teachers jointed the OAHS staff
your senior year. Two did not stay long:
Delores Smith (1959-1962) and George Willis (1959-1962). However, the third person is someone you all
know: Robert "Buddy"