Church Family News


June, July 2017

Eric Raboin, son of Louis and Mary Raboin, married Nafiseh Vahid June 4, 2017, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C. Eric received a doctorate in computer software programming from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015 and has been employed by Palatir Technologies, Washington, D.C. since then as a software engineer. Nafi graduated from Stratford University, Alexandria, Va. with a degree in culinary arts. She makes fine cakes, cookies and confections through her company "Bouquet Cakes by Nafi, D.C." P.S. She made all the cakes for their wedding! The couple will live in McLean, Va.

On Sunday, May 28, Will Barstow graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Will is the son of Lee and Cynthia Barstow.

Chris Gere graduated on May 13, 2017, from San Diego State University, with a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering. He is the son of Claudia and David Gere.

Megan Rice graduated from Amherst Regional High School on Friday, June 9. She will attend Utica College in New York in the fall, studying physical therapy. She will play volleyball and softball for Utica. Besides her busy academic and athletic schedules, she has been our church custodian for the past year. Megan is the daughter of Dave and Amy Field Rice.

Betty Wilson, along with daughter Marg Kruse, appeared on The Good Life page of the Greenfield Recorder, Saturday, May 13. Their wide smiles signaled success — Betty raised over $600 for Meals on Wheels this year. As the headline said, “Betty Wilson proves that you’re never too old to be of service to your neighbors.” And in further reporting, the story said, “In 2016, Betty’s church, First Congregational Church of Leverett, donated to Meals on Wheels in her honor, writing, ‘Betty has been a supporter of Meals on Wheels for many years, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her 90th birthday.’”