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11/18/17 09:20 AM #320    

Janna Gausland (Quinn)


I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I wish him Godspeed on his new adventure.  May loving memories keep your heart warm. 

11/19/17 12:21 PM #321    


Raymond Deterra

Sorry to hear of your loss. Loss of a loved one is always hard. Hopefully, knowing that so many friends support you will lessen your grief and let you know we share your sorrow.




11/19/17 04:15 PM #322    

Arthur Fortes

Sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.


11/21/17 11:50 AM #323    


Karen Kimball

Maria, I've been away and just got your news this morning.  I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God will be a real and tangible comfort to you in these days of a painful "new normal."  God bless - Karen Kimball

12/03/17 09:45 AM #324    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

Thank you all for the compassionate and thoughtful messages during this time of sorrow for me.  I appreciate them all.  The messages here on this page or privately sent warms my heart.  Hope your holiday season is  bright.  Thanks

12/22/17 10:47 AM #325    

Raymond Ferreira

Rest in Peace -

Alan Campbell  served with the 1st/211th Field Artillery at Fort Benning Georgia  (May 1968 – Dec 1969)


Alan J. Campbell Jr., 70

Dec 20, 2017


Alan Joseph "Skip" Campbell Jr., 70, of Dartmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Katheryn V. (Affonce) Campbell with whom he shared 40 years of marriage.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Alan J. Campbell Sr. and Eloise (Cunha) Campbell, he resided in Dartmouth for the past 40 years.

Mr. Campbell was a graduate of New Bedford High School, received a Bachelor's Degree from U-Mass Dartmouth and a Master's Degree from Assumption College.

He had a successful career as a clinical social worker for the Department of Social Services for 35 years. He also worked at St. Luke's Hospital as a social worker.

Mr. Campbell retired from the United States Armed Services and served during the Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom Wars. He proudly attained the rank of Sergeant Major and was the recipient of several medals including the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge with Pistol Bar, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960, Sharpshooter 1st Cluster Badge M14, Sharpshooter 1st Cluster Badge M16 Rifle and the Sharpshooter 1st Cluster Badge 45 Cal Pistol. 

He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Stephanie Campbell and her companion Darren Emond; and Kimberly Kirby and her husband, Derek, of Dartmouth; two grandchildren, Sloane Love and Paxton Joseph Kirby; and his beloved canine companions. He was predeceased by a brother, John Campbell.

. Burial will take place on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Alan's memory may be made to the American Heart Association , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Humane Society and Shelter SouthCoast, 31 Ventura Dr., Dartmouth, MA 02747. 


01/05/18 06:57 PM #326    


Dave Medeiros

From:  Raymond Ferreira

Sadly the obituary of our old NBHS Gym teacher and Coach appeared in the local Mattapoisett MA "Wander" newspaper. He was 92 years old. Rest in Peace Coach Boucher. 

03/12/18 06:07 PM #327    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

Many of our classmates are not on Facebook and therefore may not know that Jim Casey lost his friend and companion, Bostko Casey and we wish to express our condolences and sympathy.  When I've lost animal companions, I think of the words from the poem, "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner,"  We learned it in High School (which is what we all have in common. )  "He prayeth best, who loveth best, all things both great and small, for the Dear Lord who madeth us, he madeth us one and all.  "  Very sorry for your loss, Jim Casey and we appreciate all you do for our class being connected.

03/14/18 11:10 AM #328    


James Casey

Thanks to Maria and so many other classmates and friends that have been so very kind and thoughtful following the loss of my beloved sidekick, soulmate, and companion, Bostko Casey, my 13 year old Boston Terrier. He was a very special pup, amazingly intelligent and devout to me and my Family. Yor messages, prayers and thoughts were very comforting. Yet one more reason why this web site is such a wonderful tool in keeping us together and being there when one of us is hurting, ill, or oterwisw in need of friendship and support. God Bless the Class of 1965. Love you all!  Jim 

06/10/18 06:53 AM #329    


Dave Medeiros


Our classmate John Towers recently passed on ...

OCOEE, FL — John Michael Towers passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018, at the age of 70 in Ocoee, Florida, after a long illness. John was the son of Joseph Jr. and Mildred Towers. He is survived by his wife Mary Alice Robbins Towers. John also is survived by his children Jennifer, Matthew, Sarah, his step-children Kim, Stacey, Jason and his six grandchildren. John’s siblings are Marilyn Saint Aubin, Nancy Shepard and William Towers.

He graduated from New Bedford High School and worked for AT&T in Fairhaven and Florida. In retirement, John maintained a Towers family genealogy book of photos. John enjoyed woodworking and his dogs.


06/13/18 08:39 AM #330    


Geraldine Cardoza (Bailey)

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of John.  I remember him from Roosevelt.  Also the passing of Miss Castaldo.  I had her for English.  She was not only beautiful, but a great teacher.


06/23/18 10:35 PM #331    

Rita Ann Rosa

So sorry that I couldn't make the memorial service for Ms Castaldo-LaFlamme.  She has been and continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.  God Bless.

06/24/18 11:14 AM #332    

Janice Mellen (Ord)

She was a wonderful teacher and I am so sorry to have not been able to go as I was attending my husband's memorial of 46 years.  He fought hard but the lung cancer finally beat him.  He will be interred at Bourne as he was a Nam Vet. 

09/12/18 08:04 PM #333    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

To our classmates in the path of the storm.  We wish

 you safety.  Please keep us posted.  

10/28/18 09:43 PM #334    


Dave Medeiros


New Bedford Trivia:

  • The history of New Bedford pre-dates the Pilgrims of Plymouth by 18 years when it was explored by English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold.
  • Nicknamed "The Whaling City" because it was, during the 19th century, one of the most important whaling ports in the world.
  • New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales.
  • In 1838, Frederick Douglass, the runaway slave who became a famous abolitionist, settled in New Bedford.
  • In the mid-1840s, New Bedford was the site of the first petroleum fuel refinery in the United States.

11/26/18 01:10 PM #335    


Jack (John) Nunes

Sadly, a former Teacher/Counselor of ours has passed away.  Anna Sowa was a gym teacher at Normandin and a counselor at NBHS

12/17/18 05:49 PM #336    


Dave Medeiros

Mike Couto, a former NBHS math teacher, and local perfoprmer wrote this song a short time ago about New Bedford Christmas  ... it should bring back some fond memories ...

Old New England Christmas ...with lyrics .... ENJOY!!

Go to:   youtube Mike Couto An Old New England Christmas



05/16/19 07:25 PM #337    


Dave Medeiros

Does anyone remember him? I couldn't find him in the yearbook.

NEW BEDFORD — Russell W. Manchester, age 72 of New Bedford, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joann Manchester.

Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Frederick and Mary Manchester, he was a lifelong city resident.

Russ was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1965. He served his country in the United States Army, serving in Vietnam.

He enjoyed his family, he was extremely social and always the life of the party. Russ was an avid sports fan and a “DIEHARD” New York Yankees fan.

He is survived by a step-son, Stephen Belanger and his partner Scott D’Agata of Methuen; two brothers, Carl Manchester and his wife Sue of Auburn and Frederick Manchester III and his wife Jane of Acushnet. He was pre-deceased by his step-daughter Lisa Belanger.

His funeral service was held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10:00AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at FAIRLAWN, 180 Washington 

05/17/19 10:57 AM #338    


Kathleen Conway (Hickman)

Our Russell Manchester grew up in the North End of New Bedford.  Russell was well-liked and popular, sports-minded and loved music, attending CYO dances at St. Killian's Church CYO and than also the "Y" dances downtown New Bedford.  Russell may have very well been a member of a local 'garage' band featured at these dances.  Brad Bourque should remember Russell as well as Claudette Bergeron, Claire Dufresne, Doreen Desjeunes and John Nunes.  Russell Machester's memory wili be well-attended with me;  may he Rest in Peace for all Eternity.   That Russell served his Country is also tribute to his memory.  He will be missed.    

05/17/19 11:16 AM #339    


Robert Costa

Russell Manchester was a good friend who lived on the same street as I. May he rest in peace.

He is in the class of 1964 year book.

05/17/19 11:22 AM #340    

Barbara Fernandes (Lanagan)

Yes, Russell was a north end boy.  I remember him well.  Very nice, tribute, Kathy Conway. You said it all.

06/06/19 10:33 AM #341    


Jack (John) Nunes

The ability to choose more than one answer on the monthly Poll would be a nice feature. 

Many of us would have chosen Print as well as Television/Broadcasts as our answe this month. 


06/07/19 08:31 AM #342    

David Mesquita

I agree with John, it would be nice to have the option of selecting two or even more options in the polls.  

06/07/19 01:52 PM #343    


Maria de Melo (Gulla)

It makes me feel so happy that you are responding. It’s a very restrictive page and only one choice. I used to include “all the above “ but that’s default. It’s for fun I and an opportunity to reconnect.

06/07/19 05:23 PM #344    


Kathleen Conway (Hickman)

'Multi-tasking", and 'social media' would also be appropriate responses

and if "other' was checked, could that response automatically volley

our data entry to our Message Forum.. . .tons of fun and possibility

circa 2019 for the Class of 1965!       


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