June 2016 News

June 2016 News

June 19 2016

Photos from Barb Greenwood


Cathy Kernan


Yearbook supplement

A Fathers’ Day post on FB from Jeni


JUNE 8, 2016

Graduation 50 years ago


Nancy Shepard Kovaleff spoke to Frouzeh Habib Saily:

Had a great conversation with Frouzeh! She was so happy to be contacted. She was only at EW senior year but remembered visiting my family at Christmas and even meeting my grandmother, whose house we now live in. Frouzeh’s 95-year-old mother lives with her and her husband. Her children live 20 and 30 minutes away, and she has four grandchildren.

Reunion Weekend photos from Cynthia Dietz:













Cynthia and her sister


I found the following FB post from LIbby’s friend regarding Libby Huntington’s death:

A year ago today Libby was in New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan after a heart valve transplant on the 10th of May, 2013. On the afternoon of May 16th she went in to cardiac arrest, she never returned to us. They kept her on life support until the 20th of May. I will never forget that weekend. Not a day goes by that I do not think about her.

Here, too, is her obituary.

June 5, 2016

Surpik found this obituary for Esme Barnes Root


Family-Placed Obituary

ESME BARNES ROOT September 3, 1948 – September 6, 2012 Esme Root of Palm Beach County, Florida and Wayne, ME died peacefully on Thursday, September 6 at her Wayne home in the company of loved ones. She was 64. Esme’s natural grace, intelligence, heart and tenacity sustained her and all who loved her during a year-long struggle with ovarian cancer. With the devoted care of her daughter, Maegan, the support of her son, Ethan and son-in-law, Josh Gaffey, and the aid of her medical teams at Dana Farber Institute in Boston and the Alfond Center in Augusta, ME, Esme remained fully engaged in her treatment and her life until her birthday on Monday, September 3, 2012. Born Esme Alexandra Barnes in New York City, NY Esme was raised in Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ with summers spent in Wayne, ME shaping her personal vision of paradise. Her father, Dr. William A. Barnes, trained generations of surgeons as senior clinical professor of surgery at the Cornell-Weill Medical College/New York Hospital and maintained private practices in New York and New Jersey. Her mother, Dr. Shirley Mayer Barnes, served variously as Director of New York’s Child and Maternal Health Bureau, Deputy Commissioner of Public Health for New York City, and New Jersey State Health Commissioner. Always proud of her parents’ accomplishments, Esme followed her graduation from Emma Willard School in Troy, NY by training as a nurse at Briarcliff College in the Hudson Valley, but ultimately devoted her life to her children and family. Eventually she found great joy in bringing her warm and welcoming nature to work when she established her 1836 Franklin House in Wayne as a seasonal bed and breakfast in the summer of 2001. She was an adventurous and free-spirited woman who never missed an opportunity to see as much as the world would offer to her. Esme loved travel and particularly delighted in the trips she took with her daughter to Istanbul, Paris and Tokyo, but also lived for a time in Ireland and loved her most recent trip abroad to Italy. Even more recently, accompanied by her son Ethan, she realized a life-long desire to tour the Androscoggin skies from a sea-plane less than two weeks before her death. Esme is predeceased by her parents and eldest child, Stefan Alexander Sessler. She is survived by her daughter, Maegan Fee Gaffey, her son Ethan Samuel Root, and her brothers Kit Barnes, Robin Barnes, and George Barnes. She will forever be missed by countless more as she was a devoted friend, daughter, sister, aunt, and cousin as well as an accomplished and thoughtful hostess with the gift of truly caring for others and a smile for all those she met. A private memorial was held this weekend in Wayne, ME. Another memorial will be held in Florida in early October. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Esme’s name can be made to the Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation (androscogginlake.org), the Dana Farber Institute in Boston (tinyurl.com/danafarberdonate), and the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (tinyurl.com/alfondcenter). To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries

Published in The Palm Beach Post from Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2012

June 2, 2016

Liz Evans heard from Mary Ford who sent along this letter and photo:

The enclosed picture is the family, Will and Ron, in Olympic National Forest in 2014 stalking the elusive Banana Slug on our Beercation.

After Emma I graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture-where I met Ron. We worked in Springfield for 10 years until economic circumstances sent Ron to William& Mary for a law degree. We were there for 16 years

which included a short stint working for Colonial Williamsburg and the birth of William in 1985. We came back to Indiana when Will was in 6th grade looking for schooling and help with Rons Mother who had advancing Alzheimer disease. That puts us back in the family home at 907 Main St.

Will is in Boston. He has a post-doctoral fellowship at MGH researching Alzheimers under Rudolph Tanzi. You can track him on Harvard Catalyst Profiles. He enjoys traveling , his salt water aquarium, and photography_horses and dogs..piano and is still single.

I spend part of my days painting in oils , gardening, and visiting with my 23 year old foundation quarter horse, what a gift. My Mother is 97. Ron and I still have our health.

Life could not have been so rich without my EWS education. It was a difficult jump from education levels in this area and I was very homesick for a while but we all persevered.

I have the fondest remembrance of Jane Waless Mother and our English Literature class . Her warmth and enthusiasm for the printed word and the girls in our class sets the bar in teaching as high as it can go. I was born dead to spelling and punctuation was an unnecessary inconvenience and yet I was welcome and literature and writing was electric_”