By Stephen N. Foley
Saint Stephens School Class of 1967
Like sand through an hourglass; So pass the days of our lives.
FRAMINGHAM – Some may remember the line from the old soap opera Days of our Lives, which aired for many years.
In 2017 members of the last class to graduate after all eight years at St. Stephens School held their 50th 8th grade class reunion.
While many of us have attended high school, and college reunions I can’t say too many go to 8th grade class reunions!
Saint Stephen’s School has long since closed, and has had many tenants over the years. The “new” church christened in 1966 replaced the old church, which was adjacent to today’s rectory (former convent). The gym was added on Clinton St. when the old rectory was torn down.
Classmates keep in touch via social media, and share their travels and growing families as well. Some classmates have passed away, some we can not locate, but some of us still live in the general New England area and try to get together annually.
The last two years we have congregated at Jack’s Abby and share lots of laughs and updates. It provides an opportunity for those who live further away to attend as well. Ironically, many of us walked by the “old Dennison “ property on the way to/from school, or to Butterworth Park, or Cintolos Market etc. Many of our extended family members worked for Dennison Manufacturing for years and multiple generations.
While I live in Western MA, (yes that is west of Worcester) I am in Framingham quite often.
Framingham Baking is a must stop, and make my obligatory drive – bys to other locations.
I keep up on what’s happening via The Source and conversing with my former colleagues from the Framingham Police and Fire.
While I could ramble on, I won’t. I thank the good Sisters of St Joseph who helped us through those eight years and we all survived and made great lives for our families. These friendships last forever, even as the sands past through the days of or lives.