Centenarians

Seven wonderful people associated with our class have lived to 100 years. Here are their names and some details about their lives. May our lives be as long and as fulfilling as theirs!
 
Mr. Kenneth "Ken" Blaisdell
 
 
Mr. Blaisdell, the father of classmate Nancy Blaisdell Kotowitz, passed away in 2018, a year and eight months after celebrating his 100th birthday.
 
Mrs. Pauline Borodkin
 
 
 
Mrs. Borodkin in 1963 and later in life.
 
Mrs. Borodkin, the mother of classmate Koby Borodkin (in our class from first through ninth grades), passed away in 2016, a month and a half after celebrating her 100th birthday.
 
Mrs. Doris Cruikshank
 
 
Mrs. Cruikshank served as the secretary to the superintendent of East Longmeadow Public Schools. She passed away in 2012 at the age of 102. Please click here for her Life Tribute.
 
Mrs. Grace Dickinson
 
 
Mrs. Dickinson, the mother of classmate Henry Dickinson, passed away on Aug. 30, 2019, one day after celebrating her 100th birthday. She resided in Manchester, NH.
 
Mrs. Nathalie Fiske, R.N.
 
 
 
Mrs. Fiske during our school years and later in life.
 
Mrs. Fiske served as a school nurse from 1961-1967. She passed away in 2016 at the age of 105. Please click here for her Life Tribute.
 
Mrs. Estelle Krause
 
 
 
Mrs. Krause in 1977 and in 2016.
 
Mrs. Krause taught English at Birchland Park Junior High School from 1961-1987. She passed away in 2019 at the age of 102. Please click here for her Life Tribute.
 
Mr. Henry Vagts
 
 
Mr. Vagts on the occasion of his 100th birthday in 2018.
 
Mr. Vagts, the father of classmate Gail Vagts Manning, celebrated his 100th birthday on May 5, 2018. He resides in Centerville, MA. Please click here for a lovely article on his 100th birthday celebration.