Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this Earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had.  Life is so fragile.  Everyday is a Gift. 

This page lists the names of our deceased alumni. In some instances, we have very limited information regarding the dates or circumstances of their passing.
If any of our information is incorrect or you have information concerning these alumni please contact us. 

We were saddened to learn of their passing; so this webpage was created to pay tribute to their memory and to know that they will not be forgotten.
You may also post your memory of these classmates on their In Memory page. Click on their name below and then click the "Post Response" button.

"To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die."


When we graduated in 1973:

Life lay before us,
There was so much to do.
The world was ours to explore
When we left Needham High 's door.


There were jobs to be found
Higher education to be had,
And someday we'd become Moms and Dads.
Some chose to travel miles away
For others, this was the place to stay.


Some may have accomplished
Most of what they planned
And they think, life has been just grand.
While in other lives
Many changes had to be made,
We maded adjustments, Along life’s way.


But no matter what, As we gather once more,
I’m sure we’re glad, We’ve made it this far.
As we renew old acquaintances
And talk about the things we used to do,
We will learn we are short a few.


Some have departed this life along the way
And are absent from our gathering today.
Now as their names are all read
We'll remember things
 they did or said.

Faces will become vivid once more
Though they haven’t come thru the door.


So let us live our lives
Mindful of the things we say and do,
For the next one missing
Might be me or you.

By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Nancy C. Alperin (Deceased 1981)  
Michele M. Amrich-(Hankins) (Deceased 2008)  
Phil Barrett (Deceased 2011)  
Alan Michael Benson (Deceased 1995)  
Robert L. Bird (Deceased 1991)  
Jack Bokron (Deceased 2021)
Donna Bridges (Derdiarian) (Deceased 2017)  
Fred Brown (Deceased 2024)
Paul Burns (Deceased 2020)  
Susan Carey (Deceased 2017)  
Cynthia Chin (Deceased 1992)  
Mark O. Cunningham (Deceased 2005)  
Nicholas Dell'Erarrio (Deceased 2015)  
Michael Dennis (Deceased 2011)  
Katherine Dewey (Deceased 2024)  
Richard DeWitt (Deceased 2022)  
Patricia Dwyer (Deceased 2007)  
William W. Eaton (Deceased 2015)  
Jeffrey Scott Emerson (Deceased 1982)  
Mark Emery (Deceased 2018)  
Timothy J. Faga (Deceased 1974)  
Bill Ferellec (Deceased 2022)  
Frederick Goethel (Deceased 2022)
Glenn R. Goldstein (Deceased 2002)  
Donna Graceffa (Deceased 2022)
George "Chip" Greene (Deceased 2021)  
Robert J. Hardt (Deceased 1973)  
Alan Hopkins (Deceased 2022)  
Christopher Jacobs (Deceased 2018)  
Scott Jacobson (Deceased 2015)  
Peggy Johnson (Higgins) (Deceased 2007)  
Peter King (Deceased Year Unknown)
Karen Koltin (Reddington And Jay Reddington (2021)) (Deceased 2018)  
Steven R. Lippman (Deceased 2000)  
Dianne J. Lupien (Petraglia) (Deceased 1999)  
Philip Mack (Deceased 2013)  
Patricia A. Manning (Deceased 1977)  
Edward McCarren (Deceased 2013)  
Richard McDonnell (Deceased 1981)  
Terence McMorrow (Deceased 2007)  
Ann McNamara (Deceased 2023)  
Joseph Micelli (Deceased 2013)  
Sally Milliken (Deceased 2017)  
Mark Murphy (Deceased 2011)  
Christopher Murray (Deceased 1974)
Hugh Myers (Deceased Year Unknown)  
James Northrop (Deceased 1979)
Patrick O'Riordan (O'Riordan) (Deceased 2012)  
Carl Pike (Deceased 2011)  
Lynne Pitts (Deceased 2011)  
David M. Rossi (Deceased 1985)  
James Scanlon (Deceased 2023)  
Mark Seigel (Deceased 2012)  
Bradley Shaw (Deceased 2021)  
Robert Simpkins (Deceased 2011)  
Ward Peter Torri (Deceased 1992)  
John Troy (Deceased 2000)  
James Varley (Deceased 2008)  
Brian J. Walsh (Deceased 2006)  
Paul Wertheim (Deceased 1991)  
Richard Wertheim (Deceased 2018)  
Michelle Zides (Deceased 2010)  
Steven Van Pelt (Deceased 2017)  

If you are aware of a Classmate who should be added to this page please let us know.