Tourney honors wife of Hudson resident; HHS reunion postponed



By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist

Former Hudson residents, from left, Joe Garcia, daughter Christine Garcia Comfort and wife, Denise Garcia, were among sponsors and supporters at the “Team NSF for ALS” Golf Tournament held on Aug. 29.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Rosemary Rimkus is a Hudson resident and longtime journalist. She launched her beloved column “Keynotes” in 1963 as a reporter for what was eventually branded as the Hudson Sun. Rimkus is now launching her new column ‘Hudson Happ’nings’ in the pages of the Community Advocate.

Golf tournament honors wife, mother battling ALS

Friends and family sponsored the successful “Team NSF for ALS” Golf Tournament on Aug. 29 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough.

Team NSF is named for Nicole Ferrari, the wife of Hudson native Michael Garcia. Ferrari has been living with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) since her diagnosis ten years ago. 

Michael and Nicole live in Ashland with their teenagers, Avery and Chase, both of whom assist in her care. 

The tournament raised nearly $25,000 to support ALS research and care.

Christine (Garcia) Comfort of Shrewsbury joined her brother, Michael, and many others in sponsoring the Golf Tournament.

Former Hudson resident Michael Garcia speaks to the many supporters and sponsors at the “Team NSF for ALS” Golf Tournament held Aug. 29 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough, in honor of his wife, Nicole Ferrari.

Christine also ran with Michael in the Falmouth Road Race for ALS on Cape Cod earlier this month.  

“She is such an inspiration and warrior who is filled with such energy and kindness,” Christine said of Nicole.  

Former Hudson residents Christine and Michael are the daughter and son of Denise and Joe Garcia of Mashpee, who are Hudson natives and former residents themselves.

HHS Class of ’71 to mark 50th reunion

The Hudson High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hudson Portuguese Club Pavilion at the rear of the club on Port Street. 

Organizers are also planning a pub crawl and Sunday morning brunch. For more information email dgdurand@comcast.net.  

HHS Class of ’61 postpones reunion

The committee planning the 60th reunion of the Hudson High School class of ’61 has, due to COVID-19 restrictions, postponed the event to Saturday, June 11 of next year at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks. 

The event had been scheduled to take place in October 2021.

Resident celebrates 75th birthday

Hudson resident John Mullane celebrated his 75th birthday on Aug. 24. 

John was remembered by many neighbors and friends, including a visit from cousins Russell Curran and Margie McCurley of Phoenix, Arizona. 

Following his retirement from Entwistle Co. 20 years ago,  John notably collected cans and bottles for the Jimmy Fund, resulting in a guest day at Fenway Park. 

Congratulations John!

‘Fill the Boot’ collects $8,117

Hudson Firefighters Local 1713 resumed their traditional, annual “Fill the Boot” collection downtown on Aug. 27 after a year’s respite due to COVID-19. They collected $8,117. 

Union officials said that the “Boot” collection has been a Firefighter tradition for 67 years.

‘Wolfe Pack’ to walk

The “Wolfe Pack” family group will be walking in Boston for an eighth year for the American Heart Association on Saturday, Oct. 30, in memory of Kathy Wolfe. Donations for the American Heart Association, in check or cash, would be welcome (memo: Wolfe Pack) to Fran Wolfe, 42 Pope St., Hudson MA. 01749.

American Heritage Museum to host ‘Race of the Century’

“The Race of the Century,” featuring varied modes of transportation from 1905 upwards, will be a feature at the American Heritage Museum at 568 Main St. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, at 1 p.m. 

All three museums, the Heritage Museum, the Historic Aircraft Hangar and the Classic Car Barn, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on event days. 

Admission is $35 for adults, $20 for seniors and veterans and $15 for children under 12.  For tickets or more information, go to www.americanheritagemuseum.org.

St. Anne’s Travel Club returns

After a break due to COVID-19, the St. Anne’s Travel Club returns with a trip to the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret restaurant in Newport, R.I. on Sunday, Oct. 24. 

$90 per person pays for a presentation of the comedy, “Social Security,” followed by brunch. For more information or reservations, contact Betty at 508-380-9267 or email bettye.marlboro@gmail.com.  

Looking Back, 1966

Denise Brosseau won the annual VASSS girls’ tennis championship, and Joe Rego won the boys’ championship.

Funeral services were held for Joseph Christy, 70, a WWI veteran and longtime newspaper correspondent.

A dress code was introduced at Hudson High School by the Student Council, including, for girls, no skirts above the top of the knee and no slacks. For boys, the dress code included tucked-in shirts at all times, no boots and no extreme haircuts.

Jerry and Joe and the Sundown Riders provided music for the Riverside Gun Club outing.

Arthur Peters was appointed head football coach at the JFK School and Fran Lambert was appointed as his assistant.

Class president Harold Rouse was chairman of the Hudson High Class of 1946’s 20th reunion banquet at the Marlborough Country Club.

Happy Birthday

Sept. 10 

Patrick Hannon, Amanda Gould, Noah Ortgiesen and Madison Beane

Sept. 11 

Brian Ronzio and David Woodford

Sept. 12 

Andrew Wilkinson, Nancy Sullivan and Paul Matthew

Sept. 13 

Kimberly McCulley, Carlie Ann Geldart and Tristan Brooks

Sept. 14 

Darnell Butler and John Volpe

Sept. 15 

Sally Guidotti, Sarah Hartford and Aimee Farquharson 

Sept. 16 

Gregory Sniffin and Rick Rogers

Sept. 17 

Reid Williams, Erika Eastman, Joey Lazaros, Bailey O’Brien and Cathy Armstrong

Sept. 18 

Tom Ethier, Darryl Filippi, Lynne Zagura, Meagan Gagnon and Jim Grillo

Sept. 19 

Rocky Zina, Nick Palange, Will McAuliffe and Samantha Serio

Sept. 20 

Sue Bowen, George Calnan, Sue Gillespie, Carmen Tracy and brother David

Sept. 21 

Morgan McSweeney, Fred Horton, Ricky Civitarese and Nathan Sitkberg

Sept. 22 

Cecilia Andrade, Michael Hartford, Sean Arsenault, Frank Budrewicz and Kassalie Pires

Sept. 23

David Bissonnette, Beverly Sousa, Mary Loureiro, Allison Colaianni, Jennifer Burke, Max McNealy and Tom Dionis

Sept. 24 

Ana Grace Cunha, Gene Filipe, Alex Maglione, Mike Nanartowich, Barbara Correia and John DeRusha

Happy Anniversary 

Sept. 14 

Dave and Sue Wilkinson, Rich and Cheryl Saunders, Scott and Donna Lambert

Sept. 15 

Marty and Erin Libby

Sept. 16

Peter and Colleen Feltus, Mark and Debbie Ahearn, Chris and Kim Lambert

Sept. 19

Don and Edwina Eastman

Sept. 21 

Paul and Jackie Hester, Warren and Joyce Cunningham

Sept. 24 

Don and Margaret Quinn, Ron and Carol Cormier  

Send items for Hudson Happ’nings  to rrimkus18@comcast.net or 18 Cottage St., Hudson, MA 01749.      



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