Summer Reunion 2022
Updates from the attendees of the Summer 2022 Reunion
Celebrating 70 years!
Evelyn (Clark) Calder ’52 taught elementary school in New Hampshire and Connecticut, before joining the Air Force Dependent School where she taught in Japan, Libya, Germany, and Spain. She married Walter Calder and moved with him and the Air Force to Morocco, New York State, Panama Canal Zone, Montana, and Omaha. The couple retired to Lake Tahoe, CA, and have been married for 62 years. They now reside in Clovedale, CA.

Mary (Bortree) Taylor ’52 recently moved to Alpharetta, GA, to be near her son and his family. She lived in Florida for 30 years after she retired from teaching elementary school.

Celebrating 60 years!
From left to right: Ken Costa ’72, Paul Cullen ’62, Ron Crowe ’62, Bill Andrews ‘62, Wally Stevens ’62
From left to right: Ken Costa ’72, Paul Cullen ’62, Ron Crowe ’62, Bill Andrews ‘62, Wally Stevens ’62

Claira (Pirozzi) Monier ’62 spent eight years with the Reagan Administration and twenty years as executive director of New Hampshire Housing. Claira has since begun extensive travel to see the world, as well as giving back to her community. The two most memorable honors Claira has received were the Manchester Citizen of the Year in 1994 and the Business and Industry Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. Another honor was being elected to the board of directors of Amoskeag Industries—the survivor corporation of Amoskeag Manufacturing. The pandemic curtailed travel for two years, but she has started to travel again with an exciting adventure in Yellowstone National Park!

Dorothy (Donigian) Nazarian ’62 majored in physical education. She married Ara Nazarian in 1961 and was widowed in 2009, and is the mom of four, and grandmom of 13. Dorothy is still active and enjoys time with her family.

Rita (LaPlante) Norander ’62 majored in social studies and taught at the elementary level. Rita married Bob Norander in 1963. They have three children and five grandchildren. Rita and Bob retired to Andover, NH, where they live in Rita’s ancestral home and are active volunteers in their community.

Susan Tsetsilas ’68 at the memorabilia table during Summer Reunion.
Susan Tsetsilas ’68 at the memorabilia table during Summer Reunion.
Celebrating 50 years!
A group of seven individuals smile at the Plymouth State College Class of 1972 50th Reunion.
Plymouth State College Class of 1972 50th Reunion.
Bonnie (Wuelfing) Breen-Wagner ’72, ’74G graduated cum laude in 1972 with a BA in English, and was editor-in-chief of the Clock. Bonnie also earned her MEd and PhD, and spent her entire career in higher education. She retired from the PSU English Department as professor emeritus in 2013. In 2021 she received the inaugural Bonnie Breen-Wagner Employee Philanthropy Award, and is a member of the Holmes Heritage Society.

Jim Dalley ’72 majored in business administration. After graduation he joined New Hampshire Electric Cooperative in Plymouth, NH, and retired as business development manager in 2008. He and his wife Nancy have been married for 55 years, have seven grandchildren, and two of their granddaughters will be graduating from PSU in 2023. The Dalleys enjoy retirement, splitting time between Plymouth and Vero Beach, FL.

Mark S. Haynes ’72 majored in English and his works were published in Black on White as well as College Anthology. He officiated and coached youth hockey and his ’74–’75 team won the NH State championship. He married Deb Wilson and retired as facilities manager at Laconia Clinic. He is presently serving his third term on the Laconia City Council, his second as mayor pro tem.

Christine Lytle ’72 majored in English and was editor of Black on White, which she thoroughly enjoyed as it contained poetry written by her fellow classmates. After graduation, she worked as a legal secretary, as a grade-school teacher, and then for Xerox in Stamford, CT, until her retirement. She moved back to Thomaston, CT, following her retirement and enjoyed the leisure and comfort of her hometown. She passed away on March 24, 2022. She is survived by her seven siblings and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandnieces/nephews who she enjoyed thoroughly.

John “Jack” Pierog ’72, ’70G is a professor teaching history at SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY.

Bonnie Linda (Bach) Vlk ’72 majored in elementary education at Plymouth State. She went on to earn her master’s degree from UNH, and became a literacy supervisor in 26 New Hampshire school districts. In her wildest dreams she couldn’t have imagined she would end up working for the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation in Washington, DC. Blessed by God, Bonnie Linda has two ambitious cherubs and four lively grand-cherubs. Last July, she had the thrill of coming home from Chesapeake Bay, VA, in a four-seater airplane! In her Bristol, NH, comfortable lifestyle, she loves to listen to the roar of the Newfound River.

Celebrating 40 years!
Kimberly (Adams) Duckless ’82 was a business administration (management) major at Plymouth State and a sister of Chi Alpha Zeta sorority. After graduation, she managed a local law firm for more than 10 years and retired early to stay home and raise her two boys in the home she grew up in. Married for 33 years, she has been an avid tennis player and currently manages Algonquin Tennis Center in Hooksett, NH. She recently became a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl, and she looks forward to “camp” getaways each year with her lifelong sisters/friends from XAZ.

Lynda Kuhne ’82 graduated with a degree in teaching coaching and athletic training. She also played varsity field hockey for Dottie Diehl, who she remembers fondly. After 32 years in healthcare she retired this July! Lynda is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends, traveling, golfing, and hanging out at the lake.

John Peter Vecchio ’82 graduated with a bachelor of science degree which he used most of his life working as a jewelry store manager. He was an American Gem Society certified registered jeweler as well as a Diamond Council of America certified diamontologist. He worked in this field for nearly 30 years. He married Suzanne Jakubowski in 1997 and was the father of three children. He lived proudly as a hard worker, loving father, and habitual gardener until the passing of his wife in 2020. His own passing of natural causes followed shortly thereafter on December 28, 2021.