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In Memoriam

Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same
We have to hide our heartache
When someone speaks your name
Sad are the hearts that loved you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living without you is the hardest part of all

Author Unknown

 Players on Our Memorial Wall.   


Frank Gages                 10/01/2022

Neil Dugan                    6/10/2022

Constance Brown        4/30/2022

Don Goldberg            2/24/21

Paula Craven            12/13/20

Walt Tetschner         12/15/20

Sue Kuder                   7/22/20

Clara Tubby                6/8/20

Janet Greehan            5/7/20

Mort Speck                 4/21/20


Danny Wang                8/29/20

Dorothy French            3/22/18


Patricia Kerekes: On February 21st, while we were on vacation in New Zealand, Pat was diagnosed with terminal Gall Bladder cancer.  We returned home the following week, and she passed last night. 

When she died, she was at peace and comfortable with those who loved her at her bedside.  It was her wish to be cremated and we will hold a memorial service later this year. 

I would ask that rather than flowers, anyone who feels the need to recognize her life and passing or console the family make a donation in her name to “Families in Transition” in Manchester.


Pat was grateful for her many Bridge friends and we spoke of the many great times we had at the club in Arlington, right up to days before she passed.

Her obituary:

Todd Kerekes

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I know that so many of us found Terry a warm and caring player, and we enjoyed his friendship.

Your kind remarks to Hallie will be greatly appreciated.

Ron Williams

A link to his full obituary is here:


Hank Shulman:  My partner for many years, Hank Shulman, died recently.  Hank and I partnered for many years when we both started collecting master points. Hank and I won a number of tournaments in those early years.

We both ultimately became Life Masters and have continued to enjoy the game of bridge. I'll miss Hank and his restaurant and stock suggestions. Interestingly, I saw Hank with his sons at Seasons 52 at Chestnut Hill about 2 weeks ago.

His son Eric said there is an obit at which I haven't seen yet.   


Paul Durda


My thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families.


Bob Gaudet

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Blanche Dellarciprete, our dear friend and Lifemaster bridge player has passed away.  It was 2005 that Blanche was a student in the very first bridge class that I taught.

I don’t have the words to describe what a “special” woman she was.  She loved everyone and everyone loved her.  If you were fortunate enough to know her, you will miss her as I do.


Hugh Shine

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Richard Steinbeck
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Steve Endlar

Memorial    Sad News

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Neil Dugan

 There are a number of bridge players at FFBC who knew Neil, so I wanted them to have access to his obituary.

He was a remarkable person, so kind and even-tempered.  He loved Boston and
all the culture the city offers.  I will miss him as a partner and a dear friend.      Carol Rubin

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AGES, Frank V. Jr. "Frankie" Of Cambridge and Arlington, died suddenly on October 1, 2022. He was the son of the late Frank V., Sr. and Marjorie (Hemenway) Gages. Loving brother of Marcia O'Brien and her husband, Lawrence of Somerville. Loving and devoted uncle of Lawrence F. and Alan J. O'Brien of Somerville. Also survived by his aunt, Alice Gibson of Colorado; and many cousins in NY, CO, and CA.

Lifelong friend of Dave and Bev Griffiths. Friend of Natalie O'Brien, Donald York, and Jackie Miller. Also leaves his "nephews," Chris and Mike Piscopo.

Retired from the Cambridge Public Library after 40+ years. Frank's favorite pastime was playing cards with family and friends.

   Sad News:  Constance Brown passed away on April 30.  A dear bridge friend to all of us, who brightened the lives of everyone who knew her.

Message from Merry Ray:  Connie had been in failing health for a few years, but certainly persevered as was her character through and through.  We will all miss her, especially her dear husband, Fred.


It was such fun beginning the Belmont Bridge Club (6/30/10).  Connie was one of the founders, along with myself and Ethel Hamann.   How I wish we could turn the clock back. 

The Wednesday game was an integral part of our lives, offering companionship as well as a fun morning of bridge for Belmont residents and others. 

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It is with great sadness that I send you the news that Sue Kuder passed away on Wednesday, 7/22.

She died from cancer that was only detected at a very late stage.  Her globe obituary and a picture are attached above.

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It is with great sadness that I tell you that Don Goldberg has passed away at age 92.

He was the beloved husband of Maxine Goldberg and wonderful bridge friend to all of us.



Don played with us on Thursday mornings (mostly), and we will fondly remember his kind and pleasant manner.

Everyone enjoyed playing bridge with him and I will miss him.   

If you wish to send a sympathy card:

Maxine Goldberg

57 E Concord St

Boston, MA  02118-1996

Sue played with us on Thursday mornings (mostly), and we will fondly remember her kind and pleasant manner.

Everyone enjoyed playing bridge with her.  Sue was a wonderful person and I will miss her so.


From Nicole Gardner:   Sue and I worked together a lot in Watertown on social justice issues.  She was the President of World in Watertown, which does so much to build this community.  She invited me to serve as treasurer and be on the board, so we got to know each other pretty well.  All of us are all a little shell shocked at how quickly her illness progressed.


From Susan Flint:  After her diagnosis in the spring, she was in and out of the hospital, but did manage to play on-line at least once several weeks ago. The end came much more quickly than anyone expected, but she was able to visit with close friends and family shortly before she died peacefully.


She will forever be in our memories…

It is with great sadness I found out from Dorothy French's daughter   that Dorothy passed away last Thursday from a fall she took in the hospital.  She was 93.  

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 Paula Craven was a wonderful bridge player and person, who was known and admired by so many.

Paula had recent surgery and died on December 13.

I am so grateful that she came and joined our bridge club.  I will miss her dearly.

                             Sad News:  Our stay at home player, Danny                              Wang,  passed away on Saturday, Aug 29.
                              May his memory be a blessing.
                                                (Jewish Blessing) 
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Sad news. My mother died peacefully last night at MeadowGreen Nursing Home in Waltham after just recently celebrating her 94th birthday. I was able to talk to her daily and my sister and I FaceTimed with her a number of times.  She asked that all of her friends say a prayer for her and take care of themselves during these challenging times. 


She told me that she really cherished her memories of playing bridge at the Belmont Bridge Club “with all of the nice people”. Thanks for running all of those great games and celebrating her bridge achievements with that wonderful cake with her picture on it!


Bob, thanks again for everything! 

It is with great sadness that I send you the news that Walt Tetschner (husband of Carolyn)  has passed away.


Walt was “positive” for Covid-19 but suffered a stroke.  Walt played at St Camillus occasionally, but Carolyn played often.

Cards can be sent to Carolyn Tetschner, 27 Grasshopper Lane, Acton, MA 01720

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Sad News     
Mort Speck passed on Tuesday (4/21).  He had had a stroke the previous Wednesday.  He died peacefully at home.”

Our lives go on without you

But nothing is the same

We have to hide our heartache  When someone speaks your name

Sad are the hearts that loved you

Silent are the tears that fall

Living without you is the hardest part of all

Author Unknown

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