Hudson Police Sgt. to retire; Quiz Hudson identified


HUDSON – Det. sergeant. Chris Shea retired February 22 after 34 years on the Hudson Police Department. He was honored at the station that day with retirement recognition by fellow police officers, retired police officers and his family. Shea received his retirement badge, No. 105, and a commemorative plaque.

Shea said that in more than three decades on the force, he served under six different leaders.

“They all had different management styles and all made good changes,” he noted.

Originally from Hudson, Shea is the son of Marion Shea, a retired crossing guard, and the late Richard Shea. He joined the Police Reserves in 1986 after graduating from Assabet Valley Regional Secondary School in 1983. After training at the Police Academy, he was commissioned as a full-time officer in 1989.

“I’ve wanted to be a cop since I was little,” Shea said, recalling “The Rookies” as one of her favorite TV shows at the time.

He looks forward to more vacation time in his retired trailer.

Noting that he is too young, at 56, to retire, he said: “I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life.”

Shea and his wife, Christina, have three daughters, Emma, ​​Kayley and Alexa.

Wishing you happiness in your “next chapter” Chris!

Doyle installed as exalted ruler of the elks

Kristen Doyle was installed as the exalted leader of the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks on March 19 at the Elks Lodge on Park Street. Also installed are: Anne LeMarche, First Knight; Jim Kelley, loyal knight; Terri Wilson, Knight Lecturer; Bill Hopkins, secretary; Mike King, Treasurer; Brad Darrach, administrator; Don Jewett, interior guard; Glen Beck, tiler; Andrew Cabral, Esquire; Jesse Harvey, organist and Mike Cardoze, soloist.

Members of Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks donated $2,000 to the meal program at Worcester Vets on March 10. Pictured at the Vets Buffet Line, left to right: Bill Hopkins, Secretary Elks; John Fernandez, food manager of the vets and Jesse Harvey, elated leader of the Elks. (Picture/Sent)

Hudson Trivia ID’d

The Hudson Trivia board game featured in our last column has been dated, identified and installed in its new case.

Hudson resident Martha Berry, who owns a copy of the board game, informed us that it was a project of the John F. Kennedy School students at Boston University Sargent Camp 1984-1985. Then-principal David J. Quinn (for whom the new Quinn Middle School was named) and assistant principal John Moynihan were among the administrators involved. Contributors included: students-Amy Coletti, Jean Smith, Amy Vachowski, Tina Main, Karyl Brewster, Micha Grasshoff, Cindy LaBelle and Katie Del Gizzi and teachers-Ms. Jean Tosti, James Honen, Ms. Helen Santos, Michael Correa and Paul Dermaitis.

Hudson coach Jim Quinn said he was a teacher at JFK School when his father, principal Dave Quinn, started the project. He said the proceeds funded the students’ trip to Sargent Camp in Petersborough, NH

Retired JFK School art teacher Michael Correa was instrumental in the design. Correa and his wife, Barbara, a retired teacher from Marlborough, reside on Cape Cod and have written several children’s books.

Hudson resident David Krongard, who collects Hudson memorabilia, has placed our copy of “Hudson Trivia” in his “mini-museum.” Krongard recently acquired Charlie Groves Miniature Arabian Theater.

The Easter Bunny will visit

The Easter Bunny will be heading to the Hudson High Jr. Boosters Spring Craft Sale Fair on Sunday, April 10 which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson/Concord Elks Pavilion at 99 Park St.

Crafts for children will be available and 40 artisans and vendors will be on site.

Elks, police donate 30 bikes

The Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks, in conjunction with the Hudson Police Department, recently donated over 30 bicycles to Veterans Inc. of Worcester.

Hudson Police Chief Rick DiPersio, Police Captain Chad Perry and Elks Officers Bill Hopkins and Jesse Harvey made the presentation.

Back to 1967

City Treasurer Anthony O’Malley said that at the close of the 1966 books the city had a cash balance of $2,095,446.58.

“Talent Showcase” was performed at the Hudson Catholic Auditorium with Mrs. Joseph Staniunas as General Chairperson and Tom McAuliffe of Radio Station WSRO as Master of Ceremonies.

Mr. and Mrs. John Gillis hosted a meeting of the Hudson Historical Society at their home, 15 Glendale Road.

Henry Salmela, chairman of the Conservation Commission, was investigating the dumping of fill into local streams in violation of the Hatch Act.

Loretta DeSantis and Linda Landi were co-captains of the Hudson Hawkettes basketball team.

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 2 observed its 50and birthday on February 11.

Happy Birthday

March 26 – Kathy Johnson, Marianne Davis, Michelle Dusseault, Elaine Wood and Kristen Bowen Curtin.

March 27 – Margaret MacPherson, Evelyn Flood, Cole Wilgus, Wanda Donaldson, Tom Collins and Hannah Miele.

March 28 – Samantha Sawyer, Terry Monteiro, Kristy Stanechewski, Christine Mueller, Shawn Searles and Kelly Ripley.

March 29 – Matthew Frias, “Chickie” Barry, Ellen Fitzpatrick and PJ Chartrand.

March 30 – Paul Blazar, Michael Santos, Tina Cadden, Ellen Trapp and Michelle Duplisea.

March, 31st – Michael Davis, Maryann Geary, Leo Fahey, Carolyn Morand and her sister, Ginny Colaianni.

April 1 – Michael Naughton, Tony Camarato, Tom Garrity, Meg Morgan, Frank Rubino and Cassy Moran.

April 2 – Leia Owen, Igor Borba, Nathan Murphy, Joshua Aponte, Becky Mangus and Debbie Costabile.

April 3 – Ben Palatino and Brian Costabile.

April 4 – Robbie Bowen, Kevin Ferruccio, Rich Monstur.

April 5 – Michael Sugarman.

April 6 – Reese O’Connor, Judy Mitchell, Nick Maglione, Bill Nierintz, Tony Frias and Chuck Appel.

April 7 – Timothy Gay, Jennifer Roach and Jim Long.

April 8 – Matt Veseskis and Cole Parker.

Happy Birthday

March 26 – Joe and Margaret MacPherson.

March 27 – Mark and Denise Reid, Ron and Kiana Tedstone.

April 5 – Rick and Deborah Milewski.

April 6 – 20and my birthday wishes to Michael and Deidre Millman.

April 8 – Don and Maryann Coletti.

Send items for Hudson Happ’nings to [email protected] or Rosemary Rimkus, 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749.


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