Hudson residents celebrate 50th anniversary on cruise

HUDSON – Hudson residents Richard “Dick” and Pam Bushey, who were married for 50 years on Dec. 3, celebrated in January with a Norwegian “Encore” cruise with more than 60 family and friends on board. Her seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruise began on January 9th.

Lisa (Rego) Cabral, an ordained minister, officiated at the renewal of her vows and the couple cut a traditional wedding cake. During the couple’s “first dance,” the waitress sang “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” To add value to the celebrations, all women wore “fascinators,” headgear from another era. Her vows 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 about 40 years and retired in 2015. “Dick” worked for Suburban Propane for many years, as a school bus driver for Acton, and for Napa Auto Parts, Hudson.

Best regards to both!

New officer takes effect

The most recent appointment to the Hudson Police Department is Heather Manning, who served 15 years in another community. Officer Manning holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law. She was sworn in at City Hall by Assistant City Clerk Jeff Malachowski and will be assigned to modified field training for a few weeks.

The Hudson native celebrates 102

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

Last Rites

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, was among those who paid his respects to the late Rev. Fr. Ronald G. Calhoun at his funeral service on Thursday, February 2 at St. Michael’s Church. Rev. Calhoun, 75, died at his home in Uxbridge on January 27 after a long illness. Ordained in 1972, the parish of St. Michael was his last pastoral responsibility. Fr. Calhoun was pastor at St. Michaels from 2007 to 2018 and retired this year.

Attention vendors

Sarah Cressy announces that the 35th annual Hudson Community Fest, a vintage street festival, will be held on Saturday, June 10 from 9am to 3:30pm. Applications for vendors and sponsors are now being accepted. For more information, see [email protected].

Free VR event

The Hudson Public Library is hosting a virtual reality video game free play event on Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PlayStation 4 and others. Register at or call the library at 978-568-9645. The video game event is sponsored by the Hudson Cultural Council.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

The First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Day dinner fundraiser on Saturday, February 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Tickets for the sit-down dinner, prepared by Barbara Moore and her crew, are $10 each. The menu includes stuffed chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables and dessert. Tony Funches from The Platters is entertained. All proceeds benefit the church.

Hug a senior

AMSA students are sponsoring 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 a handwritten card to their chosen senior. For more information, see [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
Feb 22 – Horst and Ann Hühmer
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 poll workers would have lunch from Dagwood’s, dinner from Rotary Diner, and coffee and donuts from Hudson Diner on Election Day.

The Community Thrift Shop at the Hudson Unitarian Church offered men’s suits, coats, and jackets. The cast of Hudson Catholic High Senior’s 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 has toured Europe with the Anna Maria College Concert Choir.

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