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The Spartan Walkway, completed in 2011 as part of our school's 50th anniversary celebration.
 Feb. 23, 2018 - - - Classmate Dorene Meyer Paul passes away
We have learned classmate Dorene Meyer Paul, who was in our class during eleventh grade, passed away on Nov. 15, 2017. Please click here for her obituary and click here for our In Memory tribute to her.
Homeroom photo in Dorene's junior year. Front Row: Mrs. Ruth Yetwin, Virginia Martin, Brenda Misitano, Marilyn Medbury, Janet McCarthy, Lee Mazzaferro, Dorene Meyer. Row 2: George Lull, Karen Martin, Pamela Murphy, Catherine Maurer, Lois Melbourne, Jane Mertz. Row 3: Paul McNamara, Richard Mondoux, James Manferdini, Thomas Mineo, Franklin Miorandi, Richard Malmstrom. Row 4: Bruce Moore, Edward McDonough, Richard Maurer, John McGrady, Andrew Malloy, Douglas Milroy. Not pictured: Glenn Kelly, Scott Moore, Marilyn Man, August Maserati.
Dorene with her brother, Steve, ELHS 1972, later in life.
 Feb. 23, 2018 - - - Dennis Arbour, ELHS 1968, passes away

Dennis Arbour, ELHS 1968 passed away on Jan. 25, 2018 in Rockport, ME. Some may remember Dennis as an extremely talented artist and guitar player. Here is his obituary: 

"Dennis Arbour was born on Jul. 7, 1950, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He died peacefully on Jan. 25, 2018 at the Sussman House, in Rockport, ME.

"Dennis was an exceptionally spiritual individual, and he bravely fought a long battle against bone cancer.

"He life pursuits included art, West Coast Indian carvings, carpentry, music, boat building, working for New York Illustrations, and writing his book, Being the Phoenix. Spirituality and kindness were his guiding light.

"Dennis is survived by his sister, Cynthia Smaldone; his brother, Richard Arbour; his wife, Lesley Arbour, and his two stepchildren, Emily Churchill and Jonathan Bernhard. His memorial service will be held this coming spring."


Dennis' senior photo and later in life.

 Jan. 31, 2018 - - - Mr. Robert Vespaziani, chairman of physical education department and varsity football coach, passes away
Mr. Robert Vespaziani, who chaired the physical education department and coached the varsity football team during our freshmen through junior years, passed away on Jan. 20, 2018. After leaving ELHS in the summer of 1969, he moved to Canada where he coached college and professional football teams, retiring in 2011, then coming out of retirement for a final year of coaching in 2013. Please click here for his obituary and click here for our In Memory tribute to him.
Mr. Vespaziani in 1967 and later in life.
 Jan. 29, 2018 - - - Mr. Kenneth Blaisdell, father of classmate Nancy Blaisdell Kotowitz, passes away
We extend our deepest sympathies to classmate Nancy Blaisdell Kotowitz on the passing of her father, Mr. Kenneth Blaisdell, on Jan. 28, 2018 at the age of 100. Please click here for his obituary.
Mr. Blaisdell
 Jan. 24, 2018 - - - Danny Evans, brother of classmate Jack Evans, passes away
We extend our deepest sympathies to classmate Jack Evans on the the passing of his brother Danny, ELHS 1975 on Jan. 22, 2018. Please click here for Danny's obituary.
Danny Evans
Jan. 23, 2018 - - - Classmate Steve Newell inducted into two baseball halls of fame
On Nov. 19, 2017, classmate Steve Newell, who starred on the baseball team during high school, was inducted into the Cape Cod League Hall of Fame (click here for the story). On Feb. 1, 2018, he'll be inducted into the Western Massachusetts Baseball Hall of Fame (click here for the story). Congratulations, Steve!
Steve Newell
 Jan. 9, 2018 - - - Mr. Alfred Desmond, E. L. Public Schools attendance officer, passes away
Mr. Alfred Desmond, the attendance officer for the East Longmeadow Public Schools system during our time, passed away on Jan. 6, 2018. Since most of us were good students, we probably never ran into him, nor knew he performed this function! Please click here for his obituary.

Mr. Alfred Desmond during our time and later in life.

The Desmond family at Christmas 2017. In front, Mr. Alfred Desmond and Mrs. Joyce Desmond. In back, Donna Desmond Crafts, ELHS 1967, and Donna's sister, Barbara Desmond Bennett.
 Jan. 8, 2018 - - - Mr. Enrico Oliveri, father of classmate Rick Oliveri, passes away

We extend our deepest sympathies to classmate Rick Oliveri on the passing of his father, Mr. Enrico Oliveri on Jan. 8, 2018. Please click here for his obituary. Rick has not yet joined our site, but you may leave a message for him in the obituary's guest book or see him during visiting hours on January 11.

Mr. Oliveri
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