Written on: December 20, 2019
Melrose Academy High School founded in 1921 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart held an Alumnae reunion on October 12. Over 200 Women attended. Anne Marie Goelz Monaghan, Class of 1949 was honored on her 70th anniversary of graduation. Several former teachers attended including Sisters Rita Margraff, Mary Lee Farrell, Maureen Quigley, Mary Elizabeth Looby, Nancy Kaczmarek and Julie Maher. The writer of this piece remembered her former students as lovely, beautiful young ladies. Now they appeared to be made up for a play about older women. Of course she can only imagine what they thought about her appearance.
Melrose Academy was never a large school in population. It truly was a place where everybody knew your name. The large gathering was a surprise and a happy success. At the close of the time together, all joined in singing the Alma Mater:
“Dear Melrose Days of happy work and play. May we always walk the loyal Melrose way.”