In Memory

Diane McDonough

Diane McDonough

This is such a nice picture of Diane because it captures her sweet soul.

I remember Diane as the "social chairman" of a group of us that met at her house often in the late 50's to listen to 45s or WORC on the radio. We would also meet at the Whitin gym for rollerskating or dances, the Prospect for movies, or New Pond for swimming. Dianne's mother would drive us over to dances at the church across from Wood's drug store in Upton. It was the last of our innocence and toward the end of a prosperous period for the town and Whitin Machine Works.

I may be mixing memories together but some of the group was Diane, Maureen Pontes, "Flossy" Colby, Sue Kidd, Jack, Ritchie, Ollie, Doug, and myself. If you remember this time different, want to disclaim it, or even better expand on it, please jump in.

The group fell apart as we got older and "going steady" became fashionable as older guys who could drive stole the girls away. Diane died in a tragic auto accident.

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05/18/11 10:13 PM #1    

Doris Lightbown (Ducharme)

I was in the car when Diane died.  We were on 146 heading toward the drive-in.  Almost made it.  I think of Diane often and wonder why she was taken and the rest of us remain.  I guess only the good die young. I believe the year was 1960- the end of sophomore year.

09/01/11 08:09 PM #2    

Susanne Kidd (McKeon)

  Yes we were a group !!  Lots of happy times.  It was so hard to believe she had died--we thought we were all invinsible at that age.

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