Hudson residents celebrate 50th anniversary on cruise

Hudson residents celebrate 50th anniversary on cruise

HUDSON – Hudson residents Richard “Dick” and Pam Bushey, who celebrated 50 years of marriage on Dec. 3, celebrated with a Norwegian “Encore” cruise in January with more than 60 family and friends on board. Their seven-day eastern Caribbean cruise began on January 9.

Lisa (Rego) Cabral, an ordained minister, officiated at the renewal of their wedding vows and the couple cut a traditional wedding cake. During the couple’s “first dance,” the wait staff sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” To add to the festivities, all the women wore “fascinators,” headpieces from another era. Their wedding vow renewal party included: Jane Houde and Anne Blake of Hudson; Jody and Paul Blanchard, the couple’s son “RJ” Bushey and his wife, Kelly, and their sons, Evan and Ethan.

Hudson native “Dick” Bushey and Marlborough resident Pam Dorchester were married on December 3, 1972 at Marlborough Methodist Church. Pam was a school bus driver and supervisor for approximately 40 years, retiring in 2015. “Dick” worked for many years for Suburban Propane, as an Acton school bus driver and for Napa Auto Parts, Hudson.

Best wishes to both!

New officer joins forces

The newest hire to the Hudson Police Force is Heather Manning, who served 15 years in another community. Officer Manning has a bachelor’s degree in legal studies. She was sworn in at City Hall by Assistant City Clerk Jeff Malachowski and will be assigned to modified field training for several weeks.

Hudson native celebrates 102

Hudson native Marjorie Valliant will celebrate her 102nd birthday on February 16. Mrs. Valliant was one of the original homeowners on Plant Avenue in the 1940s. She sold her home seven years ago and now lives at The Highlands, 129 E Main St., Unit 126, Westborough MA 01581. The 1939 Hudson High School graduate remains active and enjoys The Highlands.

Final rites

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, was among those who paid their respects to the late Fr. Ronald G. Calhoun at his funeral Mass Thursday, February 2 at St. Michael Church. Rev. Calhoun, 75, died on January 27 at his home in Uxbridge after a long illness. St. Michael Parish, who was ordained to the priesthood in 1972, was his last pastoral assignment. Fr. Calhoun was the pastor at St. Michaels from 2007-2018, and he was granted senior retirement that year.

Attention sellers

Sarah Cressy announces that the 35th annual Hudson Community Fest, an old-time street fair, will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Applications are now being accepted for suppliers and sponsorships. For more information go to [email protected].

Free VR event

Hudson Public Library will open Wednesday, Feb. 15, Feb. 15. from 1-4 p.m. offering a virtual reality video game free-to-play event. Children’s Librarian Jillian Bennett invites children ages 8-10 to explore virtual worlds with Oculus Quest or play the latest titles on X-Box, Play Station 4 and others. Register at or call the library 978-568-9645. The Video Game event is sponsored by the Hudson Cultural Council.

Valentine’s dinner

First United Methodist Church will sponsor a Valentine’s Dinner fundraiser at the church hall on Saturday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for the sit-down dinner prepared by Barbara Moore and her crew. Menu will include stuffed chicken breast, mashed potato, salad, vegetables and dessert. Tony Funches of “The Platters” will entertain. All proceeds will benefit the church.

Print a Senior

AMSA students will sponsor a “Hug a Senior” Valentine Delivery on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. For a $20 donation, students will deliver a balloon, plush friend, treats and handwritten card to your selected Senior. For more information go to [email protected].

February 12 – Shawn Powell, Tiffany James and Ryan Brennan
February 13 – Velma Rocheleau, Tara Bauer, Beth Bertonassi, Jennifer Torres, Robbie and Liam Zina
February 14 – Jean Luther, Michelle Correa, Greg Waterhouse, Gary Gannon and Arthur Balthazar
February 15 – Pam Bushey, Bill Hopkins, Michael Cabral and Mark Johnson
February 16 – Cheryl O’Leary, Kenny Durkin and Dennis Pierozzi
February 17 – Shelby Searles, Nina Smith, Duane Homer and Kaleigh Brennan
February 18 – Mike Kauffman, Kimberly Kearney, Jeannette Pauplis, “DJ” Johnson and Evan Bushey
February 19 – Nelson Sousa, Scott Campbell, Mecia Wright, Sue Gird, Kathleen Domenicucci and Nicolas Caramanica
February 20 – Lynn Kerner, George Lawton, Karen Michaud and Benjamin Wilson-Chase
February 21 – Jackie Hester, Dawn Rich, Jack Ryan Yates, Sara Siktberg, Sue Albertini and Alyson Siniawski
February 22 – John Rich, Emily Pollard, Cheryl Santos and Mason Holyoke
February 23 – Helen Trumpolt, Tammie Teabo, Joe Bairos and Katie Krasinski
February 24 – Peggi Sullivan, Katie DeRusha and Ralph Davis

February 14 – Mario and Christine DiMare, Trina and John Zompetti
February 15 – Dave and Ellen DiLauro
February 19 – Bryan and Brenda Quinn, Al and Peggy Yesue
February 20 – Bob and Eileen Sullivan
February 22 – Horst and Ann Huehmer
February 23 – Phil and Trudy Durand
February 24 – Allen and Laurie Brown


Selectmen granted hackney licenses to Arthur Redding, George McGee, Erroll Fleming and Mike Connington. Selectmen voted that election day workers would get lunch at Dagwood’s, dinner at Rotary Diner and coffee and donuts from Hudson Diner.

Community Thrift Shop at Hudson Unitarian Church offered men’s suits, blazers and jackets. The cast of Hudson Catholic High senior play “Gloria Mundi” included: Linda Casaceli, Linda DiTomasso, Ed Karvoski, Mary Stankus, Colleen Schlickman and James DeMartino. Reinelde Poole was secretary of the Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School. Nancy Andrysick toured Europe with the Anna Maria College Concert Choir.

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

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