BELMONT HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF '60
Developed by Larry Caputo for the purpose of keeping an active file of current names and addresses of our beloved classmates. Just take a look below for a complete list of people from our great class of 1960.
The Class List with updated contact information has been moved to a new page. Click here for the Updated Class List.
Update October 18, 2012
Regarding our Class of 1960, Belmont High School Web Page
October 20, 2012
I started our Web Page sometime back in the 1980ís and It was a lot of work tracking down people and trying to get some interest and help on the project. I got no help and generally got the feeling that most people had the attitude of ďwho caresĒ with regard to having a Web Page for our class. Most people in the class probably donít know that a web page for our class even exists and furthermore donít know how to access it from their home computer.
As I remember, I was in my 40ís then. Since that time we have had 3 class reunions of which I attended all three. The 50th class reunion attracted just over 100 class members (about 1/3rd of the graduating class). Although the actual social dance evening was somewhat of a loud music event which limited our chance to socialize, I enjoyed the whole reunion including the tour of Belmont, seeing the new High School, participating in the breakfast social and the attending the social event at the Womenís Club in Belmont Center.
Next month Iíll be 70 years old. During the last 10 to 15 years Iíve tried to update the Web Page by adding small bits of information I gather from others in the class that have enough interest to contact me and let me know whatís happening in their life. But Iím not going to do that anymore.
I hope I live to see 100 and I hope all of you live that long too, but probability says that wonít happen. My parents lived into their 80ís and I hope I can even live longer but just in case I donít live to be ancient, you can consider these final comments to be the end of the class tracking and a conclusion to what Iíve considered to be our class web page.
I would hate to think of this document as an electronic piece of information that lasts forever without a reason to use it. As we get older there are fewer of us who can utilize the information on the Web Page and eventually there will be no need for such a document. So, consider my comments to be conclusive. Thanks to those who thanked me for creating our web page entitled:
Sincerely, Larry Caputo
Update July 25, 2012
I received some email from our classmate Richard von Fuchs. He says that his life has been quite tumultuous having been married 4 times and having held over 100 jobs over the years. He is presently in Hungary teaching english part-time. The "H9400" at the end of his address is his Hungarian zip code.
Latest update for members of the Class of 1960 May 24, 2011
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On Friday Oct 22 our class had its 50th reunion. It was held at the Double Tree in Waltham. One hundred and five people signed up and paid to be part of the reunion but only 103 people showed up. The two who were missing and failed to sign in were Dr. Richard Stone and Mr. Walter Crowley. So, I might say that about one third of the class being there 50 years later is still a pretty good showing.
I noticed that Marilyn Piazza from Sacramento, California wasn’t there so I called her several days later. We talked and she had a few thoughts of insight into the matter and I wholeheartedly agree with her comments. She said that the last reunion (When the class of 60 turns 60) turned her off. The music was too loud and she could not enjoy herself because she felt quite uncomfortable with all the blaring noise.
And, I have to agree. I’m 68 years old now and no longer enjoy bouncing around and screaming like a teenager. I used to like baseball but now find it difficult to swing a bat. I used to run track but now would prefer walking slowly, I used to like playing hockey but find it difficult to even move on a pair of skates and I used to enjoy loud music but not anymore.
A very popular country singer, Earnest Tubb years ago sang a song about getting up in years. It was entitled, “When my Getup has Got up and Gone.“ Well my getup isn’t gone quite yet but at 68 my mind has settled down somewhat.
My purpose in attending the reunion was social. I wanted to talk to my fellow classmates and find out how others made out, but while the loud music was being played at an ear piercing level, communication was at a standstill. I’m not going to yell to be heard.
I don’t know how much the class spent on hiring the disc jockey but personally I feel that we can save our money and forgo the loud music if, in ten years we have another reunion. Can you imagine we’ll be 78 by then - a great time to be dancing the Twist or the Jitterbug while holding your partner with one hand and a cane with the other.
The tour of Belmont by trolley was a wonderful idea especially for people like me who haven’t lived in Belmont for years. It was interesting to see the new high school located near Concord Ave., close to the lake that’s filled with Carp (Goldfish).
Having a breakfast/lunch on Sunday morning as a final fling was also a great idea, although it did leave me with a feeling of nostalgia realizing that this was the end of a wonderful social event and a great weekend.
Comments by Larry Caputo
Latest Information for members of the
Class of 1960 January 18, 2010
This year, the year of 2010 is special because it marks an historic point in our lives. Why? We all graduated from Belmont High School exactly 50 years ago . And, this gives us a good excuse for getting together again and celebrating with a Belmont High School reunion. Yes, our class representatives have been working diligently and have now arranged for a 50th class reunion. Our last class reunion was in 2003 when the "Class of 60 turned 60" and what a great event it was. Everyone who was still alive (and that was most of us) was in good health and most everyone had a success story to tell about life after high school.
So, when, where and what have the class delegates planned for us. Recently on January 12 the class reps met at Mary Riley's (Mary Boyle's) home in Winchester and arranged for the following events:
and Dinner at the Doubletree in
- Oct 22
A tour of Belmont by trolley plus a sock hop and dinner Saturday - Oct 23
A Brunch at the Doubletree in Waltham Sunday - Oct 24
Most of us are retired now so, hopefully we'll see a lot of
classmates that couldn't make the other reunions we've had. See you all
at the 2010 class reunion.
Sincerely, Larry Caputo
Information from Larry Caputo August 21, 2008
I understand that there is a reunion coming up, the 50th in 2010 but I haven't got any information as to the exact date yet. I'll let you all know just as soon as I find out. Mary Riley asks for suggestions as to where it should be held. I thought the Double Tree in Waltham was a pretty nice place for the last reunion.
After 25 years of leaving the instrument alone, I'm back to playing the banjo. In May of this year in Tucson, Arizona I attended a function known as the "Arizona Banjo Blast". Since we have two classmates living in Tucson, John Hildebrand and Stuart Cohen, I contacted them prior to arriving in Tucson and the three of us got together for dinner. Actually there were 5 of us altogether as my wife and John's wife also joined us. We all had a great time talking about our high school days, our teachers, our classes, and our classmates. John Hidebrand commented that although Stuart looked quite different his voice was unmistakeably the voice of Stuart Cohen. And, yes, I noticed it too. His voice is exactly as I remember it. Our parting comments were, "See you in two years at the 50th reunion."
A few comments
Larry Caputo November 18, 2006
I received a nice complement from John Alcock who says "You do a good job of keeping track of people although you live on the other side of the US." Thanks John, I appreciate your comment. I recall that John played trombone in the high school band so I asked him if he still plays. His response was, "I have not picked up a trombone since Memorial Day of 1960."
I received some e-mail from Stu Cohen. Stu is retired now and says that if we have another reunion, he'll be there.
I heard that Freddy Labanara picked up Parkinson's decease a few years ago and died recently. Fred was in our class all the way through Junior High and High School, but was not recognized as being a member of the class of 1960 because he ended up graduating with the class of '61.
Mary Boyle e-mailed me just last week and told me that a few years ago she started having a few friends over for dinner once in a while and that the function has turned into an annual class event. Wayne Frese told me that he attended the recent November function and about 20 class members were there. He said there is some rumor of planning a 50th class reunion. I talked to Jim Robbio and he made the same comment regarding the possibility of a 50th class reunion.
Well, it's a small world. Recently on November 18, 2006, my wife and I attended the West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento, California. Being retired, I've had plenty of time to practice banjo and have quite a repetoire from that era, the 1920's. So, I brought my banjo with me. My banjo case has my name on it and my wife was sitting in the lobby of the Red Lyon's Hotel. I was in one of the rooms watching a piano player play the Maple Leaf Rag. Just then, the door opened and my wife came in. She said that there was a lady in the lobby who recognized the name Larry Caputo on the banjo case and asked where the person was that owned that case. It turned out to be Marilyn Piazza. To make matters even more interesting, she was with a friend named Vic, and Vic turned out to be the son-in-law of my wife's step father. So, we had a great socializing and that involved all 4 of us.
Ok, that's all the latest news of interest to the class for now unless anyone else wants to add more. I noticed that some of the e-mail addresses are obsolete. So if you've changed your e-mail address let me know, so we can update the Web Page.
Update from Joanne Castagno (DiFillippo) Sept 22, 2005
I just thought I'd let you all know that I use 2 e-mail addresses. The one I use most commonly is email@example.com. My husband and I happen to love Las Vegas. We plan to celebrate New Year's there this year and already have our reservations for December 30 through January 3rd. We're even thinking of buying a Condo in Henderson, Nv. which is just outside of Las Vegas. Well, Sal and I have this goal in mind for our old age "ha,ha,ha". Isn't that what we're nearing now?
We still live at the same place, as listed, in Everett but our permanent move to the Las Vegas area is for sure a definite thing within the next couple of years.
My best regards to all. See everyone at the next reunion.
Comment from Joe Vultaggio August 6,2005
I have an update for the class listing. My cousin Linda Pizzi passed away about 6 months ago after losing her fight with beast cancer. She is missed by all who knew and loved her. Take care, Joe Vultaggio
Note from Pamela Bradford (Perry) July
Hi from Sedalia, Colorado. As you may remember, I lived on Goden Street in Belmont. Ann Havice and I were friends since the 1st Grade. Dean Carmeris told her about the Web site and she sent me the address. I was very excited to learn about the site but saddened to see how many of our classmates have died. Found out that Kathy Hooper lives in my area. Kathy and I played basketball together in high school. I'll give her a call. Keep in touch. I would love to go to the next class reunion. I was listed on the Web site as "address unknown" but Larry changed that to 3421 Christy Ridge Rd. because now I've been "found".
This was an update made in 2003
We might as well call this part of the Web Page the 'lost and found". As you know we recently lost John Barry and Anthony Mondello. We found one person who was on the "Unknown" list, and we learned that some of our classmates on the "Unknown" list had already passed away.
Among the latest to pass away were:
And a death back in 2001 that we just found out about, Judy Sullivan (Davis) passed away.
Among the latest to be found were:
A special note from Linda Golden Graesser : You folks have been listing Robert Flint as dead. Well he's not dead. He lives in Concord, Mass.
A special note to Linda and the rest of the class: We found Robert Flint. Yes he has been living in Concord but as of November 1st he's moving to Cape Porpoise, Maine. I (caputo) talked to Robert and we had a few laughs over the situation. Robert said that if he had known about the reunion, he would have sprinkled ashes and dust on himself and shown up as a ghost.
We also had a Reunion in 2002. Click here to go to the Reunion 2002 page.
Class members who have never been to a reunion . "We're all anxious to see these folks at the next reunion"
Linda Angell David Fonseca Barbara Lettieri Arlene Runci
Mary Apholt Sheila Ford Robert Lettieri Lois Seamonds
Delores Argiro Sheila Forsythe Carole Listro Elaine Selvitella
Nancy Bacon Amy Forziati Richard Loomer Betty Selwyn
George Balsama Elaine Foster Walace Lord Linda Selwyn
Cynthia Barber Alan Freedman Linda Lord Barbara Sesser
Janice Barden Bradley Frost Jaqueline Luke Robert Silvagni
Carol Barry Norm Gan Joseph Macauda Peter Spinella
Robert Beairsto Rachel Giordano Elizabeth MacIver Robert Stella
Carol Benedict Paul Goldberg Bruce MacKerron Ann Sullivan
Charles Bere Marjorie Gorman Theodore MacLeod Kenneth Tigar
Warren Berthelsen William Gorton Lilliam Maggio Frank Tortorella
Lelia Biggs Ellen Groden Thomas Mahoney John Tulley
Anna Bornhofft Kathleen Groden Arthur Manjourides Catherine Twomey
Susan Brady Marie Guillemin Carol Marchisio Frank Veneri
Linda Brenner Charles Hannon Kenneth Mazzocchi Geroge Viglirolo
David Briggs Robert Harris Karen McAuliffe Richard Von Fuchs
Roger Bryning Richard Haugh Larry McCormick Janet Waterhouse
John Callaghan Ann Havice James McDonald Linda Waugh
Roberta Carlson Michele Henry Paula McFadden Martin Wein
Carol Ciano Richard Hentz Maureen McGrath Sybil Weissman
Stuart Cohen Steve Hoffman Kathleen McLean Don West
Helen Coleman Katherine Hooper Mary McNulty Lisa Westlund
Joseph Collins Wayne Hulbert Frank Meehan James White
John Conway Beverly Hunt Zonda Mercer Brenda Whitney
Frederic Corsiglia Francis Hynes Donald Morrison Marcia Wilkins
Rosemarie Corso Thomas Jackevicz John Nazzaro Wilbur Wood
Michael Curran James Jensen Ronald Nelson Sandra Woodfall
Elinor Dankner George Johnson Robert Olive Linda Zacheus
Daniel Days Francis Kearns Joanne Paster Elizabeth Zartarian
Catherine Devine James Keefe Walter Pheeney
James Dewing Francis Kelley David Phillips
Philip De Iorio Maureen Kelley Heidi Piontek
John Dresser Jeremiah Kiley Ed Plekavich
John Dunlop Carolyn Kinney Dianne Polcari
Mabel Dunn Ilse Klemperer Lee Pollock
Margaret Edwards Heide Klopver Elaine Powers
Janet Ferreira Pat Redgate