RFA Class of 1955 celebrates 55-year reunion

Published Aug 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

MAKING NEW MEMORIES — Members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963 share old memories and make new ones at their 55-year reunion at The Beeches, 7900 Turin Road, on Saturday. From left are: Cordellia Raines Urbanik, Joan Marsh Wittman, Joyce Pendleton Garberoglio, Dawn Mayo Krebbs, Barbara Pietras Smith, Linda Bidwell Delaney and Charla Davidson Jennings. (Sentinel photos by John Clifford)

TOGETHER AGAIN — Taking a break from their 55-year reunion festivities are members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963. The event, held at The Beeches, drew former classmates from far and wide. Among the attendees are, from left: Front row: Dan Guglielmo, Neil Ripley, Pat Scaccia, Rocky Luiere and Thomas A. Clinton; back row: Vinny Martinelli, Lou Lentini, Larry Martin, Diane Valvo, Marsell Williams and Lou Campola.

BLACK KNIGHTS FOREVER — Members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963 gathered for their 55-year class reunion at the Beeches on Saturday night. Enjoying their time together again are, from left: front row: Larry Carro, Sherman Taffel, Daniel Piccola, John Verminski and Joe Verminski; back row: Bruce Loomis, Dale McLaughlin, Bonnie Carl Hatzinger, Peggy Rarhrig Vitali, Janet Corigliano Gardinier and Bill Smith.

KNIGHTS TO REMEMBER — Fondly recalling their days at “the old high school on Turin Street” are members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963, who gathered for their 55-year reunion at the Beeches on Saturday night. From left, front row: Gil Fazio, Frank Martinez, Frank Pacenza, Jim DeAngelo and Marion Pinti; back row: Bob Rossi, Dee Washburn, Jeanine Sonsini, Pat Gregory Major, Carol Pettinelli and John DelPiano. (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)

SHARING OLD TIMES — Members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963 share smiles as they recall their time as students at their 55-year class reunion at the Beeches on Saturday night. Among those gathered were, from left, front row: Agnes Fuller Koster, Georgette Smith Pritchard, Sharon Gryziec Migliaccio, Cathie Pugliese Destito and Lynn Martin Hebert; back row: Martin Izzo, Mickelina Spado Paolozzi, Bob Mellay, Carol Williams Rapke and Vera “Smidgie” Bidwell McMillin. (Sentinel photos by John Clifford)

55 YEARS...AND COUNTING — Members of the Rome Free Academy Class of 1963 gathered for their milestone 55-year class reunion at The Beeches, 7900 Turin Road, on Saturday night. Among the attendees were, from left, front row: Phyllis Cicconi Donahue, Carol DeMatteis Rieck, Joan DeFazio Feole, Pat Hurley Carpenter and Darlene Underwood Newey; back row: Sharon Trudeau Mastrangelo, Bob Rieck, Roger Sabia, Carl Balch, Joe Sciarillo and Angela Grande Baker.