As the nearby church tower bell sounded twelve noon on Sunday September 25th, a procession of alumni came from the parking lot of Hank’s Restaurant in Brooklyn, CT and meandered into the registration line to make their attendance at this year’s reunion official.

Soon expressions of joy, of welcoming, of surprise and of satisfaction at seeing long lost classmates filled the air and the banquet room. It was time to celebrate the bonds that have characterized the Putnam Catholic Academy community, students and faculty, for so many years.

In addition to a delightful and well-served meal the attendees shared a time of prayer for God’s continued blessings on their membership. There was also time for remembering classmates who have gone before us to the Lord.

Certificates honoring alumni who had graduated 50, 60, 65 and 70 years ago were awarded to the following: (50) Donna Gernier Manseau, Oona O’Neill Thober, Stephen Sikora; (60) Sandra Becia, Carol Mckay Hignland, Jeanne Caron Huhtala, Susan Larocque Miour, Diane Dupuis Sacerdote; (65) Jurate Beernotas, Donna Bellavance Mizak; (70) Shirley Bellerose Becker, Barbara Phaneuf Gardner.

Raffles to help support the Annual Reunion Fund were held and, of course, a door prize was drawn.

The photos offer a taste of the fun time had by one and all at this well anticipated annual event. All alumni are welcomed at this reunion and all are asked to update their addresses and contact information with the Alumni Office at or by calling 860 928-0891 est. 148.

Thanks to one and all who made this day possible. Long live the true Spirit of PCA!!!

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