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n Bacon Academy’s new football coach is Mark Farn- sworth.
n At Ledyard Mike Serricchio takes over the football coaching duties.
n Doural Scott is the new girls’ soccer coach at North Bran-
1955 graduate of East Haven High School. He then did a post graduate year at the Hopkins School (1956) before matricu- lating to the Ohio State University ultimately to graduate from Southern Connecticut State University (1960) with a B.S. in Education. He later earned an M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Bridgeport (1968). After graduation from college Hank started his career with the East Haven Board of Education as a science teacher at the East Haven Middle School. He spent his entire educa- tion career at the middle school where he held the positions of Administrative Assistant, Assistant Principal and then ultimately Principal of the place that was his home away from home from 1960 to 1991. Upon retirement he then served as Mayor of East Haven from 1991 to 1997. Hank is survived by his wife Claire, the love of his life. He was the proud father of: Michael Luzzi of East Haven, CT; Michele (Edward) Muzyka of Cheshire, CT; and Jeffrey (Kristen) Luzzi of Milford, CT. He is also survived by his beloved sister -in- law Sandra (Cianelli) Romano. There was nothing more important to Claire and Hank than family, but his grand- children were his life and he was affectionately known to each as “Poppy.” He is survived by nine grandchildren; Andrew, Anthony, Nicole ( fiancée David DeCirce) Luzzi; Brittany (James) Lord, Amanda ( William) Weyrauch, Mat- thew and Brooke Muzyka and John “ Jack” and Ryan Luzzi; and a great grandchild William Joseph Weyrauch. Included in this circle of family are his beloved nieces Robin ( James) Moore, Lynne (Robert) Celentano and their children Rob- ert Celentano, Erica Celentano, Christina Moore and Eric Moore. Hank, who was an only child, shared a brotherly relationship with his cousin Vincent (Dinah) Virgulto of East Haven, CT. Hank served his state and community in many areas. One of his great joys was coaching football at East Haven High School alongside the legendary Frank Cri- safi for whom he played for during his high school career. In addition to service to his town his love of athletics car- ried beyond his storied athletic careers at East Haven High School and Southern Connecticut State University. He later umpired and refereed high school and college baseball and basketball. His accolades in this area are numerous, but his commitment to the art of basketball officiating will leave a lasting legacy and there was barely a gym in the northeast that he could walk into without knowing some- one. His involvement as President, New Haven District Board Approved Basketball Officials and as the long time Secretary Treasurer, New Haven District Board #10 allowed him to mentor many young basketball officials. His honors were numerous and far reaching. He was elected to the East Haven High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Southern Connecticut University Athletic Hall of Fame, New Haven Gridiron Club Hall of Fame and the Greater New Haven Diamond Club Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Marl Landers – Glastonbury Boys Soccer Deb Spinelli – Tourtellotte Girls Soccer
SAD FAREWELLS
DAVID BOGGS MACLARY passed away on May 30, 2020, at his home in Wallingford with his family by his side. Born on March 30, 1931, in Milton, MA, he was the son of the late David B. and Harriett Maclary. David graduated Milton High School in Massachusetts, and earned his undergraduate degree from Spring- field College. He later obtained a
Master’s of Science Degree from Southern CT State College. He was an outstanding athlete, playing football in both high school and college. David spent two years in the Army from June, 1954 through June, 1956, when he received his Honor- able Discharge. In keeping with his love for athletics, David took a job as a physical education teacher for Cheshire High School, and it was here that his career flourished for 35 years. He also acted as the school’s football coach and athletic director. After his retirement, he received the great honor of having the athletic complex named after him. During the summers, David spent 35 years as the manager for the Mountain Grove Swim Club in Southington. In Sep- tember 1991, He would be the first to step up and volunteer for a charitable cause. David dedicated over fifty years as a member of the brotherhood of Masons, and was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Wallingford. He was a member of both the American Legion and VFW.
HENRY J. “HANK” LUZZI, had a wonderful life. He passed away peacefully at his home on June 9, 2020 in the arms of his wife of almost 60 years Claire (Cianelli) Luzzi; he was also surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 24, 1937 to Henry and Florence (Virgulto) Luzzi who predeceased him; he was raised in East Haven, CT and was a
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