December 18, 2008

Class of '73 CHS has lost another alumna. Our condolances to the family of Penny Gillespie Bartolotta.

December 13, 2008

Alice Hatfield Azure '59 has had a book published, In Mi'kmaq Country: Selected Poems and Stories. There are several reviews that can be found by Googling the title, and it is available on Amazon.

December 10, 2008

Class of '85 CHS has lost another alumnus. Our condolances to the family of Peter Divicino '85.

December 2, 2008

Class of '70 Tom Oslander '70 has contact information on his newThen & Now page

Nancy Dagle '66 sent her top ten movies.

December 1, 2008

Rod Macri '64 sent his top ten movies.

Class of '67 Nick Oslander '67 has updated the information on his Then & Now page

November 15, 2008

Class of '99 and '02. A Then & Now page has been added for Frank Perrotta and Kimber Nelson,

November 11, 2008

Class of '80. Alison Partridge Griffin sent me her 3rd grade class photo, but I need ID's for a lot of the kids and the teacher. Thank you Alison.

November 7, 2008

Class of '78. The 30th class reunion has had to be cancelled. The organizers are hoping to see everyone next year at the All School Reunion.

November 6, 2008

Class of '83. The rest of Bill Anderson's photos are in the scrapbook. New are the photos from The Halloween Dance, The Talent Show, Winter Festival and the last day of school.

November 4, 2008

Class of '83. There are more photos in the scrapbook, thanks again to Bill Anderson '83. New are the photos from your Senior Ball and Senior Picnic. Bill sent some more that I will be adding soon.

The known Cromwell students from the MHS Class of 1948 are on the site. I was going thru some pages and realized I never did this earlier.

November 1, 2008

Class of '83. Class of '83 Graduation Photos are in the scrapbook. Thank you to Bill Anderson '83. He also sent a few from Field Day that are also in the scrapbook

Class of '85. Class of '85 Graduation Photos are in the scrapbook. Thank you to Bill Anderson '83.

The MHS Class of 1940 is on the site. Thank you to the Crooks family for lending me the yearbook.

October 31, 2008

Carol Crooks Birdsey '65 lent me her father Earle Crooks' 1940 Middletown High Yearbook and I am working on getting those photos ready for the site. Thank you Carol.

Kimberly Nelson Perrotta '02 sent her top ten movies.

October 25, 2008

Ed Lindberg '58* sent his top ten movies.

October 18, 2008

Pete Carlin '66 sent his top ten movies.

October 5, 2008

Class of '74, Andy Bricker sent a photo of himself and his family.

October 4, 2008

Class of '87, Mark Morey sent some photos of himself and his family.

October 2, 2008

Laura Duval McKanna '71, wrote a note about Miss Frank that is in the Teachers' accolades page.

October 1, 2008

Class of '63, Joan Hatfield informed me and Claire Bonney confirmed that Shirley Upson, who was with our class until after Sophomore year died a few years ago and she has been added to the 1963 memorial section

September 30, 2008

Class of '68, Mrs. Higgins3rd grade class has been added. Thank you again to Ann Reiman.

September 28, 2008

Class of '68, The Cromwell seniors from Mercy High School have been added. Thank you to Ann Reiman for the use of her yearbook and to Michael Groeper for getting it to me. She also has given me photos of her 3rd grade class that I will be putting on the site soon.

September 27, 2008

Class of '89, Daniel LaBoy has a Then & Now page

September 21, 2008

I am working on a couple of things that have been given to me, but I will be in Wisconsin until Saturday, so I will not be able to get them finished and on the site until next weekend.

September 19, 2008

Don't forget to come to the Cromwell Riverport Festival on Saturday and stop by the Alumni Reunion Booth when you do.

Mark Roy '70 sent his top ten movies.

September 17, 2008

Joan Hatfield and I have added our top ten movies.

September 16, 2008

Dave Schwartz '81 sent his top ten movies. We now have two votes for M.A.S.H., the Godfather and for Jaws.

September 15, 2008

John Swingen '66 sent his top ten movies so you can see his also by clicking the icon to the left. Still no overlap.

September 14, 2008

Nick Carroll '65 wrote a note about Coach Jake Salafia that is in the Teacher's accolades page. He also sent his top ten movies, so I have started a Top Ten section that you can get to by clicking the icon to the left. Nick and Roger's lists do not overlap at all, but it will be interesting if more people write in, to see if there are some that get mentioned several times.

September 13, 2008

Class of 1963, Anne Johnson has a "Now Page.", and I updated with 2 more pictures Sandy Czajka's "Now Page."

September 12, 2008

Class of 1966, Roger Capilos,sent a note and pictures to update his "Now Page." He also has his top ten movie list on the page and wonders if others would like to send in their own. I will be happy to start a top ten page or something similiar, if people are interested.

Class of 1962, The Class Night Program that Susan Branciforte Perzan sent me has been added to the scrapbook section.

September 7, 2008

Class of 1963, John Scionti sent more and I have added more pages of reunion photos, plus a start off page of the committee. Pages 3 and 12 are the new ones.

The All-School Reunion pages above have been revamped a bit to include other activities.

September 6, 2008

Class of 1963, I have added another new page of reunion photos that John Scionti sent me, and he has promised to send more.

September 4, 2008

The "Then & Now" page of Glen Branciforte '63 has been updated with new family pictures.

September 3, 2008

Class of 1963, I have added a new page of reunion photos that Glen Branciforte sent me.

Class of 1988, here are some photos of your 20th reunion this summer.

I got a note from Joan Hatfield King and told her that I would post her note in regards to next years reunion.
"A few of us from the class of '65 were discussing the possibility of getting together the Friday before the All-Class reunion next June to perhaps play golf during the day and have dinner in the evening and then go to the reunion on Saturday. We are wondering if there's any interest and would be glad to include anyone in the surrounding classes who would like to join us. Please contact Joan Hatfield King at odin8@comcast.net if you are interested so we can begin planning"

September 2, 2008

Okay Class of 1963, the last of my weekend company left at 6 a.m. today, so here are the photos that I took of our 45th reunion this past Saturday. What a great time we had. I would love to get photos that other people took to add to the site.

August 12, 2008

Carlo DiBernardi's sister Anna sent a recent photo and wrote a note about him which has been added to his memorial page.

August 11, 2008

There is new information in the 2009 All School Reunion section at the top of this page

August 10, 2008

Dave Schwartz added his thanks to three teachers in the Memories and Thanks section of the Teachers & Staff site

August 2, 2008

Ah, the life of the retiree. I will be out of state again for the next week, but David will be home this time. If there is any news that needs to be disseminated, you can write to him.

July 27, 2008

Our condolances to the family of Alan Rollish '79 Vinal who died on July 22th in Florida.

July 27, 2008

Our condolances to the family of Linda Post Jones '65 who died on July 4th.

July 26, 2008

May Preble sent the following about Peter LeRoy '71.

"May, sorry to tell you my brother Pete LeRoy passed away on Sunday afternoon 7/20/08 . . . please spread the word for me.
Bill LeRoy

[Peter] had struggled with cancer for a long time. Condolences may be sent to his brother Bill and family at William.Leroy@dhs.gov."

Plans for a memorial service are:
Sunday, August 3, 2008
1pm (rain or shine)
Salmon River State Park
Route 16
Colchester, Ct

Our condolances to his family. Peter has been added to the Memorial page for 1971.

July 22, 2008

The 1999 Cromwell Seniors from Vinal | have been added to their site.

The yearbook photos of class of 1973 in their Sophomore year have been added to their site.

July 16, 2008

Our condolances to David and Linda Strever on the death of their mother Thelma Strever. Mrs. Strever worked in the offices of both Nathaniel White and Cromwell High School. Her smile alone was a real pick-me-up.


July 7, 2008

The 1972 yearbook supplement is added to their site.

July 5, 2008

A modified MHS Yearbook 1921 is now on the site.

July 3, 2008

Richard Cardarelli sent a very interesting bit of information about Ernest McLean from the MHS class of 1921.

The whole MHS Class of 1921 is now on the site. Cromwell Students have "Cromwell written under their names. I have some more pages from this yearbook and will add them soon.

June 30, 2008

A class representative page has been added to the All School Reunion 2009 site above.

June 25, 2008

The Boards of Education that I got from the yearbooks I have added to the Teachers site. I am aware that they are not actually part of the school staff, but I didn't want to have another button. There are more that I must have missed, but there also were quite a number of years that their photo was not included. As these hard working vouluteers were mostly parents of kids at school and had deep roots in town, I thought it would be interesting to have them on the site also.

John Swingen also wrote me with some notes he put together from viewing the classes at Middletown High. This note is on the Scrapbook page under "Personal Memories - General - Memories of Cromwell and school. I invite anyone with similiar stories to send them on and I will put them there also, even if there is duplication of people, not everyones memories are the same.

June 25, 2008

The Class of 1983 junior year is on the site in the Early Years.

June 24, 2008

When I scanned the senior photos from the later yearbooks, I also scanned the photos of the underclassmen and women. These were individual photos so much superior to the whole class sitting in the gym. I will be adding these pictures from time to time and have put the Class of 1990 freshman year on the site.

June 19, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1945 is now on the site.

June 18, 2008

Xavier Students in the class of 1975 and the class of 1976 have been added. The students are found at the bottom of the same page that the Cromwell High Students are on. There are more Xavier yearbooks at the library, but after 1980, they no longer identified who was from what town.

I received a note and photos from Richard Cardarelli '69 Xavier, and along with some help from Cindy Doherty Gronvall '69 and Margaret Davis Colella '69 in identifying any kids he couldn't remember names for, I have put them in the 1969 Early years. note below.

"I attended kindergarten at the Nathaniel White School from 1956-7. I continued with my class until June 1965 and then, after leaving 8th grade, I attended Xavier High School, in the Class of 1969. I came across an old "Classmates" book from my 4th grade (so, it must be from 1960-1961).

Richard Cardarelli
(now, Brother Richard Jonathan, SSF, living in a monastery in San Francisco)"

June 14, 2008

Another update to the 1963 "who's coming" to the reunion list.

Vinal Students in the class of 1989 and the class of 1990 have been added. The students are found at the bottom of the same page that the Cromwell High Students are on.

June 13, 2008

Vinal Students in the class of 1991, the class of 1993, and the class of 1994 have been added. The students are found at the bottom of the same page that the Cromwell High Students are on.

June 12, 2008

Vinal Students in the class of 1979 and the class of 1985 have been added. The photo quality of 1979 is not the best and I hope to get new photos soon. The students are found at the bottom of the same page that the Cromwell High Students are on.

June 11, 2008

Our condolances to the family of Mary Anne Valk '62 who died in May.

Our condolances to the family of Carlo DiBernardi '64 who died this past Saturday.

The MHS alpha index is updated. It only includes the Cromwell students who went to MHS, but I will include others who have ties to Cromwell. Just let me know.

June 10, 2008

The MHS Class of 1928 is on the site.

June 8, 2008

Another addition to the Scrapbook.

Another name is added to the 1963 "who's coming" list.

June 4, 2008

The MHS Class of 1926 is on the site.

June 2, 2008

I have added names to the 1963 who's coming list.

June 1, 2008

The MHS Class of 1908 is on the site. There are only three Cromwell students who I could identify from the census records, but the ads and extras that I put into this one make it a worthwhile look at history.

May 31, 2008

The MHS Class of 1929 is on the site.

May 28, 2008

The Cromwell Seniors from the MHS class of 1933 are already on the site, but I have added the whole class and the class night program that Dick Nixon sent. His mother Maureen Finley was in the class of 1933.

May 27, 2008

Jim Buggie, who grew up in East Hartford but his parents were from Cromwell, sent me some photos for the class of 1936 that his aunt, Ruth Buggie Clark, was in. Check the Class of 1936 site. There is a seventh grade and 2 eighth grade photos.

May 25, 2008

The Scrapbook has been tweaked just a bit more, Mostly adding a couple of headings and moving entries around. David Butler's Senior Prom '70 photo has been added to the Prom section, now under Memories by Year The 8th grade graduation photo of the class of '37 was moved to 1937 site.

May 24, 2008

The MHS Class of 1937 is on the site.

May 22, 2008

The Scrapbook has been tweaked just a bit, and under School Publications, A Falcon Informer and a couple of Highlights have been added. They encompass the late 60's and early 70's classes.

May 21, 2008

The MHS Class of 1923 is on the site. The known Cromwell grads are again framed in red.

May 20, 2008

I have added names to the 1963 who's coming list.

Rick Callahan told me that Steve Witkowski from the Class of 1925 was not only a Cromwell man but also an Olympic Trainer. I found a couple of things on the internet and made a small page that can be gotten to by a link from his name by his senior photo. I also checked the 1920 census and based on that there were only 4 (including Steve Witkowski) from Cromwell and they are now framed in red.

May 19, 2008

The last of Nancy's Panther Prints is in the Scrapbook, November 1965.

The whole MHS Class of 1925 is on the site.

May 18, 2008

Another of Nancy's Panther Prints is in the Scrapbook, March 1966. I have one more after this one.

May 17, 2008

There is another of Nancy's Panther Prints in the Scrapbook, May 1964. Again, it will be of particular interest to the class of '64, but underclassmen and women are mentioned, also.

May 16, 2008

Quite a while ago, Nancy Dagle sent me some Panther Prints that she had saved, but in order for them to be readable they were too large to put on the old site. Two of them are in the Scrapbook section, May 1966 and June 1966. They will be of particular interest to the class of '66, but some underclassmen and women are mentioned, also.

The whole MHS Class of 1922 is on the site.

May 15, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1930 is on the site.

May 13, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1931 is on the site. I have framed the Cromwell kids in red and those with a link to Cromwell in blue. If anyone recognizes someone who later moved to Cromwell (a parent or friend, whatever) from any class, let me know and I will frame them in blue also.

May 11, 2008

Larry Jezouit sent early basketball photo and a 1959 Commencement program which are both in the scrapbook section. He sent the basketball photo so that there would be a photo of Harry Polzun Trabold for the 1959 memorial section. I also added the 1959 basketball phototo the scrapbook page that has the schedual on it.

May 8, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1904 is on the site. It is set up a little differently in that I have included the teachers and some yearbook ads at the end. 1904 was the first MHS yearbook and the next was not published until 1908.

From May (Zellers) Preble
Update on Pete LeRoy
Pete is no longer at the VA hospital but is at his home.
His address now is :
Pete LeRoy
12 Pearl Street Extension
Enfield, CT 06082

May 6, 2008

From May (Zellers) Preble
"The CHOC alumni party on July 26, 2008 has been CANCELLED. We will continue to have our informal alumni gatherings at CHOC events. There are still more CHOC alumni who need to be found. When you find them please have them contact Kathy Hallett at khallett@childhome.org or 860/635-6010 X 334."

Ed Lindberg '58* Has a Now page.

May 5, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1938 is on the site. As with 1936, based on the 1930 census I have framed those that I have identified as from Cromwell in red. If there are others that should be included, please let me know.

May 3, 2008

Some sad news for the Class of '63. Joanne Domingos Andrews died in her sleep last night. Our sincere condolances to Eric and her family.

May 2, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1936 is on the site. No addresses to identify who was from Cromwell but based on the 1930 census, I have framed those that I have identified as from Cromwell in red. If there are others that should be included, please let me know.

April 30, 2008

There has not been any new content for the past few days, but in case you think we are taking a vacation, David and I have been cleaning up the site for easier navigation, fewer pages to wade through, and standardizing the size of the fonts, etc. We moved the yearbooks to the year index pages and got rid of the other page that really didn't have anything extra on it. Dick Nixon had originally mentioned this to me when he was proofing the site when it moved, But it took David to reiterate this before I finally saw the wisdom of it. There is still the page with all the yearbooks on it. The Memorial Index page has changed. There are navigational letters or years at the top of those pages instead of one table. A lot of the changes we have been making you would not likely notice as they are slight (and some not so slight) changes to the source code in order to standardize the pages.

I am working on MHS 1936. I'm not sure how far back we should really go with this, especially as the Cromwell kids are rarely identified. I am also working on some of the Vinal yearbooks. When I went to get more of the Xavier men, I found that they stopped putting addresses or even towns after the 1980 yearbook. There are also years that the Russell Library does not have They, for some reason, has absolutely no Mercy yearbooks, so I am going to have to find them elsewhere. They don't have too many of the earlier Vinal yearbooks either. If anybody has yearbooks they don't want, they can always be given to either The Russell or the Cromwell Belden Libraries. Miz' Owen (Music teacher, first at MHS and then for many years at CHS) gave her collection of yearbooks to the Cromwell Belden Library.

April 25, 2008

Marilyn Geer's ('63) sister Eileen sent me a couple of photos of Marilyn that I have put on an updated life page, and also her obituary which is linked to the 1963 Memory page.

The 1975 staff has been added and can also be found from the staff index. Now the staffs from all the years are on the site. If you look at the teachers site (Button to the left) you will notice a difference in look and when you go to either the alphabetical or year pages you can navigate to all the other pages easier.

April 24, 2008
From Pat Alsup
Principal's Secretary
Cromwell High School
I have received 10 invitations to our 2008 graduation back (wrong addresses) from the graduates of the Class of 1959. Any graduate of the Class of 1959 is invited to attend so if you have not received an invitation please RSVP to me, at either Palsup@cromwellct.org or 860-632-4841 ext. 1913.

April 23, 2008

I have put in the rest of the class of '58 in 7th grade and moved 2 photos out and into the 6th grade. They can be found in the1958 early years .

The 1969 staff and the 1974 staff have been added and can also be found from the staff index.

April 22, 2008

Ed Lindberg '58* (moved to Massachusetts in 1953) sent some photos of either 6th or 7th grade (Mr. Trabold's class) that I have put in the 1958 early years .

The 1968 staff has been added and can also be found from the staff index.

April 21, 2008

Once again, thanks to my brother David for his expertise in web design. If you have looked on the MHS pages where the whole class is present, you will see page numbers at the top and if you hold the mouse over the numbers you will see the range of names on that page. For an example you can see it here with the Class of 1946 .

The Cromwell seniors from Vinal's class of '82 are on the '82 senior page.

April 17, 2008

The Cromwell seniors from the MHS Class of 1947 are on the site. The address merely said Cromwell in this yearbook.

The 2 Cromwell seniors from Vinal's class of '69 are on the '69 senior page.

April 16, 2008

There is updated information in the "Reunion Information" section for the class of 1963. You can also get to it from the "Class News" section of the 1963 page.

The whole MHS Class of 1946 is on the site. Again, there are no addresses to identify who was from Cromwell so if people know who was from Cromwell, I will make a separate page for those seniors. I am starting a page with students identified as being from Cromwell on the 1941 and 1948 pages.

April 15, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1941 and Class of 1948 are on the site. Again, there are no addresses to identify who was from Cromwell in either year. If people know who was from Cromwell, I will make a separate page for those seniors.

Cromwell High School's web site (that you can get to from the link above or the Other Cromwell Links button to the left) has a link to our page. Thank you Pat Alsup (Principal's Secretary ) for helping to take care of that.

April 14, 2008

I heard from several people about identifying Cromwell kids from the Class of 1949 and have started a Senior page for them.

Carle Partridge '73, has a Then and Now page.

April 12, 2008

I got a call from Judy Palmer '61 who said that reports of Carline Kalinowski's death had been greatly exagerated, and that she was still quite alive. I do apologize to her and her family.

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1945 are on the site.

April 11, 2008

The whole MHS Class of 1949 is on the site. There were no addresses to identify who was from Cromwell. If people know who was from Cromwell, I will make a separate page for those seniors.

Rodger Stevens '63 has an updated photo on his Then and Now page.

There is a photo for the '62 scrapbook in the Scrapbook section.

April 9, 2008

I received a short note from Sue Freudenstein Bustillos '73
Dear Susan, please write an entry for me thanking everyone for their response to the illness submission. I appreciate everyone's prayers and good wishes. I don't know who requested the entry for me. I am too ill to respond to all - thank you Susan. God Bless - Sue Bustillos {Freudenstein '73} [see March 23 entry]
Patti Hill was the kind person who suggested I put the entry on and I wrote back to tell Sue this.

There is an alphabetical index on the MHS page for the Cromwell Alumni at Middletown High School.

April 8, 2008

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1950 are on the site.

April 7, 2008

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1951 are on the site, plus the whole MHS class of 1951.

April 2, 2008

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1952 are on the site.

My brother and I have been talking about a town links page and David put it together today. We have moved "Memories of Cromwell" to the Scrapbook and put the "Other Cromwell Links" onto that button on the left of this page.

April 1, 2008

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1953 are on the site.

March 29, 2008

Patti Hill Moon '72, has a Then & Now page.

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1954 are on the site.

March 27, 2008

The Cromwell seniors in the MHS Class of 1955 are on the site. I messed up one one page and have to go back to the library and get a new shot of that page. The seniors are all listed.

March 23, 2008

Susan (Freudenstein) Bustillos, class of 1973, is quite ill, and would be cheered by cards from friends. The address is: P.O. Box 1077. Julian Ca. 92036

The entire MHS Class of 1942 is on the site along with a page for the Cromwell seniors.

March 23, 2008

I was informed that Robert Mangiafico '89 has died. Our condolances to his family and friends.

March 22, 2008

The entire MHS Class of 1944 is on the site along with a page for the Cromwell seniors.

March 21, 2008

The entire MHS Class of 1943 is on the site.

March 19, 2008

I am informed that Claude Adams '57 MHS has died. Our sincere condolances to his whole family.

March 16, 2008

The Cromwell students in the Class of 1943 are on the site. There is also a person of interest for those classes up to about 1988. Once I get them resized and fixed up, I plan to put all the pages of the senior class up so that people can see if they recognize anyone else (a parent or grandparent) and I will put them on the senior page, too.

March 15, 2008

There is now a MHS button at the top right of this page for the Cromwell students who went to Middletown High School.

March 14, 2008

There are updated photos of the grandchildren of John and Ann Marie (D'Alfonso) Dimauro '63 and '64, on their Then and Now page

March 12, 2008

The Staff of 1967 has been added. Cromwell Students from the class of 1933 at Middletown High School have a page. I have their yearbook cover and class night program yet to add. Right Now the only link is from this message. I am going to put up an MHS button in the near future.

March 11, 2008

I received a note from Pat Alsup, the Principal's secretary at Cromwell High School for the Class of 1959.
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This year Cromwell High School will be graduating its 50th class. The Administration of CHS would like to invite the first graduating class (Class of 1959) to attend. Could something be put on the alumni website? I would be the contact person. We would like to know who is attending, so arrangements for seating and recognition can be made.

We do not have the actual date of graduation yet as it depends on snow days. As of TODAY it is June 19th. However, if we have any more snow days, we have to add a day for each one. The Board of Education will set the date at their April meeting.

I can be contacted from 8 a.m. to 3 p..m. at:

Cromwell High School
860-632-4841 ext. 1913
E-mail: Palsup@cromwellct.org

Pat Alsup
Principal's Secretary
Cromwell High School


March 9, 2008

After finding those first forgotten pictures, I started checking my old site files to see if there might be others. All I have found so far are three pages from 1960, 1961, and 1962. They are the underclass photos from the 1959 yearbook and I had made them into a page to put in the "Early Years" sections. If I remember correctly, it was a concious decision at the time not to put them on the web site. They are kind of grainy and space was limited. Now with more room, I feel that if nothing else, it allows people to see who was in the earlier classes and who may have left Cromwell before graduation.

I heard from Gil Santavenere '62 and he has been added to the mailroom.

March 8, 2008

May Zeller '64 writes:

I have received information that Peter LeRoy '71 is terminally ill with cancer. He is also a CHOC alumni. I am sure he would like to hear from his classmates. His address is:

Pete Leroy
4 East, Rm 133
Veterans Hospital
950 Campbell Ave.
West Haven CT 06516


March 6, 2008

The Children's Home is looking for its Alumni. There is a page here about it and a link to the CHOC website. A big thank you to Margaret Rose Scarrozzo '59, for sending me a note about seeing this in the Cromwell Chronicle so that I could get in touch with them.

March 5, 2008

I borrowed a 1964 yearbook and have finally gotten that cover on the Yearbook cover page. The Staff of 1964 has also been added. The others staff pages that were missed will be added soon.

February 29, 2008

I have added two buttons to this main page on the left. One is the old "revisions" now called "Index Page Archive" and the other is a page for any memories of Cromwell or CHS that anyone might like to share.

February 28, 2008

Searching for photos that needed names, I discovered that I had 6th grade photos of the class of 1979 .

I also realized that some of the information on this page, such as Margaret Rose's note below, is of value to certain years and I am putting a "Class News" link on each of the home pages for the years so the information won't get lost as it slides down this page. It will only be clickable if there is news on the page.

February 27, 2008

From Margaret Rose Scarrozzo:
To the Cromwell High classes of '59 and '60. When we were in 8th grade Mrs. Egan knew someone in Austria. They wanted pen pals. I did write to my pen pal on a regular basis. For a while I lost contact, but in 1985, after reconnecting had the chance to meet her and her husband in Austria and again a couple of years ago in Budapest. She and her husband are planning to visit us for a week in May. If anyone from the class of '59 or '60 (which was just the other day) wants to know about his or her pen pal, they can contact me with names and I will forward them to my pen pal friend to see what has happen in their lives
Email to: Margaret Rose Scarrozzo

February 26, 2008

Thank you to my brother David Butler '70 and to Dick Nixon '60 for all the help getting this site over onto the new server. My brother did most of the work reassigning addresses to the links, first getting me the software to make it easier, and then actually doing quite a lot of the work inside the software himself. He also uploaded the more than 11,000 files that make up the site so far, which took about 5 hours. Dick did the proofing of the entire site to find the missing images and broken links and did it a lot quicker than I thought would be possible, then double checked again after I fixed what he found. And another thank you to my brother for adding the Search engine to the site. There are some pages where the names are part of the picture that I am going to have to change as a search is only looking at the text and won't find the names on those pages. I had some trouble with the "Mailroom," so if anyone has trouble with weird looking email addresses please let me know.

February 23, 2008

With the change-over to a new server we are starting with a clean slate here on the index page. The change-over took some effort and we may still have some broken or misdirected links, I would appreciate hearing about them (use the email link at the bottom of the page. The old site will remain for a few days, but please update any bookmarks you had to use our new address:
www.cromwellalumni.com

February 19, 2008

If you notice broken links, please forgive me and the site. My brother David and I are putting the site over to a new host and some of the pages from the AOL site seem to have gotten "lost" (temporarily). When it is up and all set I will put a link to the new address on this site.

February 9, 2008

The Class of '63 reunion committee has met. Save August 30th 2008 for our 45th reunion. Time and place have yet to be determined, but a few people are still being sought. See 1963 or click on "Reunion information" to the left see 1963 there.

February 7, 2008

Paula Gugliemino Luna was right and I have changed that class to 1956 and have added the real class of 1957.

Sometime today, AOL started to add advertising to the top of personal web pages. I did not know that this was going to happen and have written them to find out what the story is. Depending on what they have to say about it, I may look elsewhere for web space as I do not care to have that advertising on the site.

February 6, 2008

Paula Gugliemino Luna is fairly sure that her brother Joseph graduated in 1956 (not 1957). As it is possible that I mixed the two files up, I would like to get another person who thinks the same thing before I change all the information and do the other class.

February 5, 2008

The Cromwell students from Middletown high School - Class of 1957 are now on the site. The quality of the pictures is not very good and if I ever get better quality ones, I will add them.

February 4, 2008

Dick Nixon has added a few more notes to the 1929 8th grade graduation photo with clues to IDing some more of the class.

February 2, 2008

It is with sadness that I report of the death of Mary Van Zilen . Our sincere condolances to her family. Mrs. Van Zilen was the secretary to the Principal from 1981 until 1993.

February 2, 2008

It is with sadness that I report of the death of Frank Scarpini '65 . Our sincere condolances to his family.

I went to Russell Library and have found that they have almost all the yearbooks from Vinal, Mercy and Xavier, plus the old Middletown High yearbooks, so as I get down there and get pictures I will be adding them to the site.

February 1, 2008

Eileen Geer Branciforte '73 has identified 5 of the 6 unidentified kiddos in the class of 1973 kindergarten (Miss Ahlberg) photo .

January 30, 2008

Eileen Geer Branciforte '73 wrote and identified her mother, Katherine Gaffney Geer in the 1929 8th grade graduation photo in the scrapbook section. She also tentively identified Beatrice Clark who was a friend of her mother's, and listed the names of classmates in her mother's autograph book, which might help jog memories. Those names are at the bottom of the page under the picture.

David Ward '63, has a "Then & Now" page.

January 20, 2008

Dennis & Sue Manchester '63, have a new picture on their "Then & Now" page.

January 5, 2008

I heard from Bob Marchi '70 and Brian Czapiga '97 and they have "Then & Now" pages.

Thank you to Tina Sullivan, Sharon Gosse and Steve Hurlbert (all class of '80) for helping to identify kids in Charles Kaprielian's photos. There are still a few to be ID'ed.

January 2, 2008

Happy New Year

Charles Kaprielian, Xavier '80, sent me his kindergarten photo from Mrs. Ostergren's class. He also sent his first, second and third grade photos. All of these can be see in 1980 Early Years