NOTICE:The 21th Annual Alumni Breakfast!
Sunday August 9, 2016

Dear Classmates,

The 21st Annual Alumni Breakfast will be held on August 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club.

We will be honoring the Class of 1966 on their 50th Class Reunion. Tables will be reserved for all classes.

The form below must be completed and mailed by July 10, 2016 for a reservation and inclusion in the program. The price of the seated breakfast will be $25.00 per person. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. NO RAFFLES WILL BE SOLD.

We look forward to seeing everyone to share fond memories and create new ones.

Mary A. Gallant
Class of 1961

Click here to PRINT an Alumni Breakfast Sign-Up Form

Members of the Beverly High School Class of 1961 at the 2013 Alumni Breakfast

Here is a picture of one of our 3 Class of 1961 tables at the Alumni Breakfast. Beautiful day and a nice time! We missed you folks that could not attend. Looking forward to 2014! Mark your calendar!
Mary A. Gallant

Great picture, Mary. Sorry to miss you all. Maybe it will work for next year and we will need a second table!
John E. Glovsky, Esq.

What a great picture of our classmates! Mary, thanks for sending and thinking of us. Just think, we will be planning another event just down the road. Time flies. Best wishes to everyone.
Louann Basillio

Always enjoy supporting the Class of '61. Living in Mesa, AZ and serving on my HOA Board keeps me pretty busy here in the desert. Hope to make a reunion in the future.
Bob Teague, Class of 1961 Website Editor

Share your class website at

The Major Events of 1961
The People History for 1961
Historical Events in 1961
Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia 1961
Chronology: The Year was 1961
The Year 1961 in Photos
The Cars we wanted in 1961
What was on TV in 1961
Fashion in Photos 1961

50th Class Reunion
August 5, 6, and 7, 2011

If you are a graduate of the class of 1961 or were in our class at any point along the way, so very long ago, this is your website. Welcome and please plan on joining us for our 50th Class Reunion on August 5th, 2011!

In the past David and Sandy Guinivan successfully guided us through our reunions along with many other hard working committee members. Sadly, David passed away in the spring of 2010. Despite Sandra's grief, she has continued to help us plan for our 50th reunion in so many ways. Mary Ramsdell Gallant, along with Louann Page Basillio and Diane Davidson Cahill have picked up the reins. Bob Teague is our gracious and talented webmaster. Bill Nisbet of the class of 1960 has mentored us in our website creation.

Friday August 5th Our 50th Class of 1961 Reunion at Tupper Manor at Endicott College
Saturday August 6th Casual Night at the Spear Post where you can enjoy seeing members of the Class of 1960 and 1962
Sunday August 7th BHS Alumni Breakfast at the Danversport Yacht Club where the Class of 1961 will be honored
And all events taking place during Beverly's Homecoming Week

We will be sending you by U.S. Mail a "SAVE THAT DATE" letter and include an "in memory of our passed classmates" list. Sadly, there are over 50 of them. We will also be asking for a donation to honor them. Perhaps a bench for the new BHS?

View/Print "SAVE THAT DATE" Letter

We also need your help. If you have changed your address since the last reunion or know an address for a classmate who is listed as unknown address on the class roster list, please contact Mary Ramsdell Gallant at We may have missed some classmates who have passed away. We would appreciate their names if you know of anyone. Mary will keep our webmaster up-to-date with all changes. Mary will also be our "controller of information" and will insure that no personal information (mailing addresses, email addresses, telephone or cellphone numbers) will be posted on this website without your permission. Click here for a list of "missing classmates".

UPDATE 2/1/12: We have received good addresses for all classmates except for the names that have an X (MIA) and of course D (RIP). Should anyone have updated information on these classmates, Mary Gallant would love to hear from you. You can reach her at Thank you.

Updated BHS Class of 1961 Class List


The Class of 1961 50th Class Reunion Committee

JUST A FRIENDLY REMINDER..... Are you planning to attend the Class of 1961 50th Class Reunion and related activities August 5th thru 7th? Your Reunion Committee is hard at work planning this once in a lifetime event and they need your help. Reservations are coming in, but we need your reservation ASAP so we can get a head count. We look forward to receiving your reservation soon..... BHS Class of 1961 Reunion Committee.

Editor's Note: Our Class of 1961 50th Reunion website is now complete. The email address at the bottom of the page may be used to contact the Reunion Committee if you have any questions. The "panther paw" links are all active. We look forward to seeing you all on August 5, 2011! Check back from time to time for updates.
Bob Teague, Website Editor

Back row: John Glovsky, Mary Ramsdell Gallant, Louann Page Basillio, Joe Pickering
Middle row: Carolyn Teakles Heaphy Giguere, Lucille Nutter Grant, Jacqueline Fillmore Davis, Sandra Conrad Morse
Front row: Lydia Varnavus Weston, Cynthia Burns Terry

Photos of your Reunion Committee hard at work!
Tuesday July 19th Reunion Committee Meeting
Reunion Committee Notes from July 19 Meeting

Class Reunion Photos are now available at

Registration is required to view/purchase photos

Beverly, Mass. — A Beverly High School Alumni Breakfast will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club. View Beverly Citizen news release.

Links of interest to the Class of 1961:
The NEW Beverly High School
Beverly High School Football
Local Guide to Beverly
City of Beverly Government
The Beverly Citizen News
Beverly Historical Society
A Look Back at Downtown Beverly
Welcome to Beverly Massachusetts
Digitized copy of 1961 Beverlega Yearbook


Beverly High salutes 14 new members to its Sports Hall of Fame

The ninth annual induction ceremony for the Beverly High School Sports Hall of Fame was held on Saturday, March 26 at the Danversport Yacht Club. Click here for a list, photos and accomplishments of the 14 new Hall of Fame members.


Bill Earle
During his three years as a Beverly High School athlete, Bill Earle, a 1961 graduate, exhibited a passion for football. The three-year letterman was co-captain of Hall of Fame Coach Roy Norden’s first undefeated, untied team in 1960, leading them to a 9-0 season. The Boston Herald and Lynn Item selected him as First-Team All-Star tackle. “Bill was the main reason why only 36 points were scored against all season,” The Herald noted. A member of the indoor and outdoor track teams, Bill consistently threw over 40 feet in the shot put to help the indoor and outdoor track teams win in his junior and senior year. All three teams he played on were undefeated. Bill went on to play football at Brown University, where he started at defensive tackle for four years. His career has been as a teacher and coach of football, wrestling and track in western Massachusetts and at Thayer Academy in Braintree.

Dave Guinivan
A 1961 graduate of Beverly High School, Dave Guinivan was an outstanding versatile athlete. He was a fierce competitor in baseball, football and basketball. Along with past Hall of Famer John Caratu (2005) and new Hall of Fame inductee Bill Earle, Dave led BHS to an undefeated football season in 1960. Dave was the player who led by actions and words and someone teammates looked to for leadership. Dave was an outstanding two-way football player who made big plays when they were needed most and was considered the glue that held the team together. The 1960 team was considered one of the best defensive teams in Eastern Massachusetts high school history, allowing only 36 points while posting four shutouts. Dave played a significant role in perhaps the greatest memorable BHS football game, a 14-8 win over Watertown before an overflowing crowd at Hurd Stadium. On the court, Dave was a key contributor to the basketball team that went on to play in the Tech Tournament at the Boston Garden. On the baseball diamond he was an excellent defensive catcher and consistently delivered clutch hits. Dave received the coveted Sports Club Trophy as the outstanding athlete of the year and was elected by class members as Best Male Athlete in the Class of 1961. Sadly, Dave passed away in the spring of 2010.

Source: The Beverly Citizen Newspaper

Take a trip down Memory Lane
Take me back to the 1960's
Thanks to Judith Simon Remis '61
Take me back to the 1950's
Thanks to Mary Ramsdell Gallant '61