As a civil rights worker in 1964, Deborah Mebel Sherman, a 1945 Hamden Hall graduate, lived in fear in Selma, Ala. Much earlier in her life, she ignored contemptuous remarks about becoming a teacher to experience a lifelong vocation in education. She’s led campaigns to help stop a war and protect immigrants and their families from abuse. She established the first League of Women’s Voters in a town where none existed. She has been recognized for her visionary thinking and compassion for others by a major university. She has worked in schools and corporations, been a reporter, researcher, and communications expert.
In short, Deborah Mebel Sherman, at 91 years old, believes she has “seen it all.”
In 2019, Isaac Justice, Class of 2015, sent us an update (published in the Hamden Hall magazine) that he had graduated from Stanford University in May of that year with a Bachelor of Science in bioengineering where he worked with a team to develop a medical device.
Former faculty member Tom Iampietro passed away on March 5, 2020, from advanced heart disease. After retiring in June 2019 after 17 years of service to our school community, Tom and his wife, Canny Cahn, had moved to Wiscasset, Maine.
Upon his retirement, the Tom Iampietro Scholarship was established "to honor Mr. I's contributions and dedication to our school."
Click below to read more. Click here to make a donation to the Tom Iampietro Scholarship.
Myrna Tashman Gordon, mother of alumna Susan Gordon, Ph.D., Class of 1975, and the late Scott Gordon, Class of 1981, died on February 20, 2020. Myrna is also survived by daughter Robin Gordon, who attended Hamden Hall.
The Hamden Hall Community extends condolences to the Gordon family.
Anthony "Tutt" Guarino Jr., father of Hamden Hall alumnus Guy Guarino, Class of 1968, died on January 28, 2020.
Anthony was also the grandfather of Hamden Hall staff member, Mark Guarino, and the great-grandfather of Hamden Hall student Damon Guarino, Class of 2031. Hamden Hall extends sincere condolences to the Guarino family.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 3, from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. at the Peter H. Torello Funeral Home, 1022 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, followed by a service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. To read full obituary, please click here.
Audrey Gibbs, mother of Hamden Hall alumnus Steven Gibbs, Class of 1982, died on December 6, 2019. Hamden Hall extends sincere condolences to Steven and the Gibbs family during this difficult time.
Audrey's obituary reads as follows:
Audrey Gibbs was born on March 29, 1933 and passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019. Services: The Celebration of Life will be at St. Luke's on Friday December 27th at 11 am with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 5150 S.E. Railway Ave., Port Salerno, FL 34992.
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