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Barbara Abney Bolger notes, “As I write this, I am looking forward to my 65th Reunion. It will be different (and difficult) for me as I deeply miss my sweetheart Don Barley who died in May after a courageous battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I am grateful I was able to care for him at home with hospice help. A bit of happy news: my son and his wife, Megan, welcomed Ellie Barbara Grace Bolger on August 24. Her brother Jack is 6.


Barbara Brown McFarland writes, “I was sad to miss reunion, but am keeping busy with a new Havanese puppy. I am now on the Board of Directors of the golfing community where I live following retirement.”


Suzanne ‘Suzie’ Evans Benson remains active with Pet Partners, a national Therapy Animal Program, where she and her black English Labrador, Brendi, visit patients in hospitals and nursing homes. She is a member of the Pastoral Care Group in her church, and she also takes care of the Rose Garden at the University of Rhode Island. Among her other activities, she is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Center and she practices yoga three times a week. With her husband deceased, she remains busy in her community.