45th Reunion Photos
Can you believe our 50th Class Reunion is coming up in 2016? I'm sending this e-mail for you to save the date and, also, for me to update your personal information. I will not be sending out a postal mailing at this time, so it's important that you send this to any classmates that I don't have e-mail addresses.
Please contact Gerry Filiano Cicero with mailing address, phone numbers, etc. Also, please forward this to any classmates that you are still in touch with and send me any of their info. Since many of us have retired, I'm concerned that the info I have on a lot of you will be outdated.
Since this is our 50th, many have asked me to plan the reunion at a hotel. I think I found the perfect place! Very nice, clean, and very reasonably priced. Besides the banquet room where the reunion will be held, they have a full bar and a full restaurant where we can meet before or after the reunion.
The location is available via email for security reasons on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The price will be $75 per person for a hot buffet with a cash bar. The discounted room rate is offered @ $99.00 which includes hot breakfast buffet for 2 per night or $89.00 without breakfast plus 7% state tax & 8% hotel occupancy tax. Up to 4 people can stay in a room, and can pay $5.00 extra per person for a voucher for breakfast.
You have plenty of time to plan to attend. Let this be our biggest and best reunion ever. If you save just $10.00 a week until then, this shouldn't be a hardship for any of us.
No commitment, but please let me know if you are planning to attend and if you are planning to stay at the hotel overnight. I have to give them a ballpark number of how many will be attending and how big a block of rooms they can hold for us.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Gerry Filiano Cicero
If your contact information has changed, please update your information either using this form OR emailing your information to either firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
Eugene T. Puzio
Eugene T. "Gene" Puzio, 63, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville. Born in Somerville, son of the late Stanley and Helen (Margel) Puzio, he was raised in Bridgewater and settled to Hillsborough in 1975. Gene was a 1966 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan West High School. He was honorably discharged from the United States Navy having faithfully served his country during the Vietnam War. Gene was the manager of trailer sales and administration with Northeast Great Dane in Hillsborough. He had a passion for life and love, his wife and canine friend Kayleigh, as well as family and friends.
Gene leaves behind his beloved wife of thirty-six years, Jacquelyn (Smith) Puzio; brother, Daniel Puzio of Bound Brook and niece, Brittany Puzio; sister, Christine Stout of Clearwater, FL and her significant other, Kurt Finken and nephews, Charlie and Andy Stout. He will be deeply missed by his mother-in-law, Betty Smith; sister-in-law, Mary Lou and Jack Fitzgerald; niece, Jackie and Brian Keelen and their daughter, Brynne; niece, Kelly Fitzgerald and nephew, Christopher Fitzgerald; niece, Betsy and Tim Noon & their three children, Connor, Brady and Madison; nephew, Raymond and Tammy Smith, Jr. and their two children, Daisy & Reef. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at Fucillo & Warren Funeral Home, 205 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835 on Monday, December 12 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, December 13 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 13 beginning 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral liturgy at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Manville. Committal words and interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Hillsborough. To send condolences to the family or sign an online guest book, please visit www.FucilloandWarrenFuneralHome.com
Published in Courier News on December 9, 2011
The best reunion ever!
We are creating a new BLOG for our class:
NEW BRHS66 BLOG
Oh What a Night!!
It was a great night I had a fabulous night and got to meet
so many of the people from our class. Especially all the women! Hubba
Hubba! you gals just keep getting more gorgious as the years go by. every
one i talked to said they had a blast and it was worth the trip. I enjoyed
the dancing especially the "chorus line" I was a little sore the next
day but it was worth it. hope to be there for the next one. Gerry and
Barbara you guys did a great job. thanks.
Lets Hear it for the Golden Falcons!!!
Monday, October 23, 2006 6:38 PM
from Donna(Febo) and Dennis Kulik
To our life long and cherished classmates of 1966, although we were unable to attend this
latest and greatest class reunion, we in spirit were thinking of all of you with fond thought and appreciation of all the good times and great relationships. Our year books are always close at hand and it is such a great part of our past to look thru them and reminisce. I hope the reunion was jam packed with fun and excitement and will create a new set of memories that we can take into our sunset years along with the very first one of 1966. Best wishes for health and happiness till we meet again.
Love and good thoughts to all of you,
Donna(Febo) and Dennis Kulik.
posted: Sunday, November 5, 2006 7:16 PM
From Ken Villani
I guess I stayed stuck in the sixties by staying at BRHS, then it became West, than I went to East for
one year, back to West, and stayed on until we became BRRHS again. I retired
as vice principal of the high school in 1999, having served as that since
Since retirement, I have had fourteen jobs. Most recently, I supervise
student teachers for Fairleigh Dickinson University and work for Kean
University as a clinical instructor for alternate route teachers in the
Plainfield and Elizabeth schools. Due to the success of the program, the
School of Ed doubled my hours, so now I punch the time clock daily. One
of my joys as vice principal was actually working with the children of
your classmates. My own son went to West and played three sports. There
WAS no finer school.
Before we shut down, I felt that we had a family
atmosphere, and I particularly felt close to the students from Bradley
Gardens and Raritan. To that point, I lived in five neighborhoods in Bridgewater
as my kids were growing up, all in the WEST side. You have to remember,
I was born and raised in the great town of Raritan.
In my last year at
BR, I compiled a list of Raritan natives who had lengthy careers in education.
When I stopped, the list topped out at over one hundred!
Best of luck
to all of you in the Class of 1966.
posted: Saturday, November 4, 2006 8:09 PM