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Submitted by Rich Dugas

Ecole Notre Dame 8th Grade Graduation photo - 1924

My father, J. Henry Dugas, b. 1910, is 5th from right, 3rd row from the top in this Ecole Notre Dame 8th grade graduation photo from 1924. Looking at the back 2 rows, this must have been the entire school picture from 1924. Henry was a popular Swing Band Leader in the 1930s, "Duke Dugas and His Orchestra" 'Featuring the Gray Sisters' were a 'Worcester County Favorite" as the flyers read, and he was a member Southbridge's Pine Street Gang as a youngster, at the time of this photo he was 14. A lot of these kids would be 100 years old this year.


This was also in my mother's attic: her 8th grade class picture from St. Mary's School, 1931

St. Mary's 8th grade graduation 1931 -
Left to right, front: Helen Mannix, Ernestine Boyle, Claire Hogan, Gladys Degrenier, Margaret Gray and Edith Lowell;
back row, L to R: Pauline Earls, John Fierro, Christine Power, Francis Holden, Eileen McCann, William Buckley and Rita Walsh.
Litchfield Studios 1931 photo -- Edith (Lowell) Dugas Collection

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