Almost fall, and Joan McDonnell Cain can remember her high school’s football games. “What was always a lot of fun was Election Day,” she said. “We had the rivalry between Mont Pleasant and Linton — everybody came to those games. It was a big thing in Schenectady.” Cain cheered for Mont Pleasant — as a member of the class of 1963, she was rooting for the red and white. Teens on the field and in the stands will return to their memories — as adults — this month. Graduates from 1963 will conduct their 50th anniversary reunion at Mallozzi’s Clubhouse at Western Turnpike Golf Course in Guilderland on Saturday, Sept. 14. Cain and her friend Bobbi Saxby Koretnicki are on the reunion committee. Both remember their lives and times from 50 years ago.
Teens and telephones will always be in style. Performing in the Mont Pleasant Senior Talent Show in 1963 are, from left on the ladders, John DiCristofaro, Robert DePaula, Howard Feldman, Julius Rispoli, Joe Massaroni and Frank Pidgeon. Talking at ground level are, from left, Annetta Cook, Marlene Mauriello, Linda Iovino, Judy Cipriano (kneeling), Nikki Ragucci Pidgeon, Marilyn Tucceri (kneeling), Jean Corcoran Lenihan, Patty Pepicelli Compositor, Teresa Sipone, Lucretia Machovic and Shirley Mazzone. The Class of 1963 will conduct its 50th anniversary reunion Sept. 14 at Mallozzi’s Clubhouse at Western Turnpike Golf Course.
Kathy Hart, left, and Nancy Meyer Weiss perform during Mont Pleasant’s Senior Christmas Party in 1962.
Gowns and tiaras are in style for Mont Pleasant’s young women during the 1963 senior ball. In the queen’s court are, seated from left, Jean Marsh Meyer, Karen Krasniewski, Sandy Murphy Paolino, Mary Yanni and Gayle Gavin. Standing from left are Nikki Ragucci Pidgeon, Cheryl Harper, Queen Jean Corcoran Lenihan, Kathy Hart and Sharyn Renzi Sabatini.
From left, Roger Carruthers, Joe Massaroni and Nikki Ragucci Pidgeon look for news as members of the school’s Watchtower newspaper.
Gaylord Lawrence warms up for Mont Pleasant High School’s baseball team in 1963. Senior Lawrence and teammates compiled a 12-6 record.
Quarterback Frank Pidgeon (4) and fellow footballers Joe Salmon (53) and Al Gallo (63) have a view from the sidelines during the fall of 1962. All three belong to Mont Pleasant’s Class of 1963.
Joan McDonnell Cain, left , and Bobbi Saxby Koretnicki, Mont Pleasant High School Class of 1963, are preparing for the class 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 14.
Joan McDonnell Cain, Mont Pleasant Class of 1963
Bobbie Saxby Koretnicki, Mont Pleasant Class of 1963