Melrose Reunion

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.” 

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3 thoughts on “Melrose Reunion

  1. Maryann (Lipiecki) Abruzzese '75 says:

    It was a gift to see so many alumnae at our reunion. I call it a gift because it happened on my birthday. All you gals looked GREAT!!! Melrose was such a special place. I see some of you very seldom yet when I do see you, it’s like we never parted. Many thanks to Marilyn and all the others who made this happen.

  2. Nancy Richey Hunter says:

    It was truly joyful to see our Melrose family. Glad to see the sisters who attended, old friends and make new acquaintances.

  3. Celeste Caruso-Purpura says:

    It was indeed wonderful seeing all my former classmates and sr Maureen Quigley. Sister, you haven’t changed much. Your smiling cheerful face that welcomed us to class each day has maintained its ability to inspire. Thank you for those years you sacrificed for us girls.

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