Class of 1977 Winter 2020 Class Note

Pearl Turcotte Gapp

Greetings once again, classmates, and welcome to winter! I received just a couple of notes since the last column so here goes with the news.

Tom Jordan shared that he retired in December 2018 after a 40-year career in the medical diagnostics industry. He writes, “I spent the last 30 years of my career at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Middletown, VA. During my tenure at Thermo, I held various positions including manager of the facility’s first product stability program, manager of the internal audit program, and the site’s first records manager. Since retiring I’ve had the opportunity to spend time in Florida and Denmark visiting friends. I hope to travel more in the future.”

I also heard from Neena Sodhi. She and Mary Kilgen Irace, Liz Ericson Cataldo, and Deborah Bradley ‘76, aka the Hart Hall girls, got together for a mini reunion last spring.

In September I attended the UMaine Alumni Rochester Chapter Lobster Picnic. It was my first time and I’m very glad I was able to be there. Unfortunately there wasn’t anyone there from our class but I enjoyed speaking with Pat Cummings ’89, ’44H from the UMaine Foundation and hearing from Mary Mahoney-O’Neil ’01, ’04G, ’10 Ph.D., associate dean of education at the University of Maine. And, of course, there was lobster and great camaraderie with other University of Maine alums.

Drop a note when you can. I hope your new year is off to a warm and wonderful start!