In Memoriam 2021

Each year, as part of reunion, we honor alumnae/i, faculty, and staff from the Concord Academy community whose passing we have learned about in the past year. In addition, we would like to give alumnae/i who are celebrating a reunion this year the opportunity to remember any classmates who have died since their last reunion in 2016. Below, please find the names of those we will honor this spring:

In Memoriam 2020–2021

This list includes alumnae/i who have passed away within the last year.

Angela “Anne” Barry Smith ’43

Anna Wood Murray ’48

Dayle Peterson Goddard ’50

Helen Fordyce Hernandez ’53

Andrew “Drew” Keegan ’10


Deborah Smith Leighton ’55, P ’77 ’79

Lucia Woods Lindley ’55

Elizabeth “Betsy” Hughes Morss ’55

Ann “Annie” Ingersoll Boyden ’57

Janet Spencer Dougherty ’59

Angelica “Schuyler” Whitman ’67

Kate Brooks ’69

David Mallett ’09

Nancy Parker Clark ’38, P’60 ’66, GP’93

Former faculty and staff

Joëlle Birkett

In Memoriam: Reunion 2021 Alumnae/i

This list includes reunion alumnae/i who have passed away since their last reunion in 2016.

Mary Loring Clapp ’31

Helen Reynolds Smith ’36

Joan Talcott Batchelor ’41

Mary “Bebe” Bordman Scudder ’46

Abigail “Abby” Senkler Kazanowski ’56*

Pamela Coues Dimond ’56*

Elizabeth “Betsy” Pleasants Whitehead ’61

Cornelia “Nina” Saltus ’61*

Deborah “Debbie” Winship ’61

Ellen “Lynn” Chapman ’71

Elizabeth “Lisa” Compton Bellocchio ’71

Stephanie Roberts Serrano ’76

* denotes  alumnae/i who have passed away within the last year

Leave A Remembrance

Because this year’s reunion will be virtual, we are not able to gather in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel to celebrate the lives of those we have lost. Instead, we invite you to share your remembrances of your classmate or another member of the CA community on these lists by using the form below:


In Memory ofKate Brooks

Our classmate, Wendy Sisson, has asked me to share this remembrance of Kate Brooks:

“Kate died this winter, Dec. 7, from dementia which had claimed her for more than 10
years and which she met with courage and the grace of her good nature. Kate settled in
Canaan, New Hampshire, with her classmate from UC Santa Cruz, Jim Laffan, whom
she married in 1981 after completing a degree in landscape architecture. There they
found community and good friends and raised their two children -- Nathaniel and
Margaret -- two donkeys and a succession of beloved dogs. Her home was warm and
welcoming and usually sweetly scented by her latest baked delight. Kate loved the
outdoors, felt best on a hill or mountain, and had a special connection with the Sierra
Nevada where she backpacked with Jim most summers.”
-- Wendy Sisson, '69

The class of 1969 joins in sending condolences to Kate's loved ones.

In Memory ofAnn Ingersoll Boyden

Annie and I had the pleasure of being together for 4 years at CA and 4 more at Wheaton. Since then I have only seen her at CA and Harvard Reunions. (I live in CA; she lived in ME.) There have been letters in between. Annie was born with the gifts of music and soft shoe. She majored in Music at Wheaton and loved to perform. She was a quiet person until it was time to perform and then she loved to perk people up and make them happy. She and her husband, Perry,
whom she met at Middlesex, performed in many community productions in the Portland, ME area as well as at Senior Centers and what we used to call the Old Folks Home. They had five musical children so the house was bursting with song. They loved to make people happy with song and dance. She gave her gift of love and music so freely. Annie, I miss you.