To mark our 50th anniversary in 2017, the retirement system is showcasing photos of our members at work through the years. We are posting new photos every Thursday on Facebook and Twitter (hashtags #throwbackthursday #tbt #nhrs50) and compiling them here. For a better view of an image, click on it to open a larger version.
Here’s a photo of Richard Lee, Director of Public Works in New London, receiving the New Hampshire Road Agents Employee of the Year Award in 2015 with his crew.
Here is a photo of John Gardiner while on duty in 1991. This photo was taken while he served the Town of Carroll as Police Chief from 1985-2006.
This photo of Detective George “Skip” Bateman riding Magic was taken on Hampton Beach during the first year of the Hampton Police Mounted Patrol in 1981. Both horse and rider have since retired.
Here is a photo of John Duffek while working as the elementary counselor at Alton Central School. This photo was taken in 1999 during a classroom guidance program for the Kindergarten featuring hand puppets “Candoo & Willdoo”— often mistakenly referred to by the students as “Candoo & Mildew.”
Here is a photo of Loudon Police taking down a huge Marijuana field in July 2000. All three officers are still together now working in Waterville Valley.
Here is a picture of Peter Forgione with his late father, John Forgione, at the 103rd
Academy graduation in July 1994. Peter is now retired from the Nashua Police Department.
Michael Hamilton was a Milford High School English Teacher for 35 years before retiring in 2004. This picture was taken in his classroom in 1974.
“…what comes to mind, also, is how much the level of legislative activity has increased. Back in ’67, the number of retirement-related legislative proposals was minimal. Today, the legislative process seems to be ongoing. And, as you may recall, the Legislature met only every two years, not every year.”
--Harry Descoteau, NHRS Executive Director, 1992
The 1967 NHRS Statutory Provisions compared to the latest 2016 Statutory Provisions-- what a difference!
We’d like to dedicate this Police Week’s "Throwback Thursday" to our police members and retirees, and extend a huge thank you for helping and protecting us on a daily basis. Your service is sincerely appreciated!
Here is a photo of Bill Mulligan while he was Chief of Police at the Merrimack Police Department. Bill was on the department for 33 years and held every rank from Patrolman to Chief, a position he held from 2002-2007.
This photo of John Glennon with K9 Shane was taken in the early 1980’s. John worked for the Bedford Police Department for 22 years.
A photo submitted by Michael Golding of members of the Durham Police Officers' Association, taken around 1980.
Here is a photo of Sgt. Anthony Deluca of the Rochester Police Department taken before he retired in 2016. Some of Sgt. Deluca's career stats include:
2252 traffic stops
2940 offense reports
In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week and Tuesday’s National Teacher Day, we’d like to extend another big thank you to our teacher members and retirees!
This photo submitted by Lisa Payeur was taken at Somersworth High School in 1998. She was supporting Scott who was becoming fatigued at his graduation! Scott entered public school for the first time as a sophomore, and absolutely loved it!
Cornish Elementary School staff celebrating Fire Safety Week in 2014.
This is a photo of Peggy Albertson posing with a few students in a music classroom.
A photo submitted by John Hamer, moving to songs from “Bugs” integrating the Arts and Science in a Music Workshop at Plymouth State University.
In honor of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby –the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown– here are some photos submitted by Ruth Anderson, a retiree formerly working for the City of Nashua Motor Vehicle Registration.
Photo 1: Preakness Race Hat Day- May 20, 2011 (L-R) Ruth A., Pat M., & Sue M. –City of Nashua Motor Vehicle Registration & Tax Departments.
Photo 2: Belmont Race Hat Day- June 2011(L-R) Linda C., Sue M., Laura D., Flor L., Sharon C., & Ruth R. –City of Nashua Motor Vehicle Registration, Tax, & Risk Departments.
Photo 3: Preakness Race Hat Day- May 16, 2013 (L-R) Susan M., Nancy N., & Darlene –City of Nashua Motor Vehicle Registration & Tax Departments.
Photo 4: Kentucky Derby Hat Day- May 1, 2015 (L-R) Darlene, Ruth R., David F., Karen, & Debbie M. –City of Nashua Motor Vehicle Registration & Tax Departments.
A picture of Salem NH Fire Department Lt. Dave Smith setting up Tower Truck #1 on the Amesbury Street Bridge in Lawrence, Massachusetts on the afternoon of August 7, 1994. The fire in the background is on the 4th floor of one of the many buildings destroyed in that day's six alarm fire during the arson spree in the 1990's. It is known as the Mickey's Sporting Goods Fire, which was located on Merrimack Street near the bridge where the photo was taken.
Here is a photo of (left to right) retired DRED Commissioner George Bald, Linda Corriveau receiving her 30 year certificate (also now retired), and current DRED Commissioner Jeff Rose.
This photo is of Judith E. Pelleteri pouring meds at the Merrimack County Nursing Home where she was employed as a LPN from 1989 to 1999. She loved working on the Special Care Unit and was notably the only LPN (as of that time) to ever have received MCNH's Nurse of the Year Award.
This photo of Andy D’Amico was taken in his lab at John Stark Regional High School in 2010. He taught engineering at the school until he retired in 2013. In retirement, D’Amico continues to teach physics and engineering at a small private school six hours per week.
Here is a picture of Len DiSesa at a 2008 Christmas parade. DiSesa retired as Deputy Chief of the Portsmouth Police Department in 2009.
Dennis Harrington is in his final year as principal of Moharimet Elementary School in Madbury, NH. He is the only principal the school has ever had. He previously worked in Somersworth and is a former NH Principal of the Year. In this photo, he can be seen talking with a parent volunteer, Jim Davis (himself a retired NH firefighter) about the sugarhouse that was built by the community on the property of the school.
Diane worked at SAU 39 as the Payroll & Benefits Specialist and was also a Foster Parent for the Nashua District. The teachers from the Amherst School District donated many gifts for the foster children for a number of years.
A picture from the judicial branch call center opening on January 4, 2012.
Pictured, left to right, Cheryl Herbert (Family Division), Lisa Cassavaugh-Deschene (District Division), and Sheri Warburton (Probate Division), with Jane Bradstreet, Call Center manager.
This picture of Kathy was taken in the Assessor's Office at Lebanon City Hall about 20 years ago. She worked for the City for 19 years and retired in 2006.
The firefighter featured in this picture driving the horses is Ernest D. George, father of Richard George who also served in the Claremont Fire Department and retired as an Assistant Chief.
This picture is of Fran at the Pelham Elementary School (Sherburne School) “Arts for All” celebration of National Youth Art Month in 1982. For the seven years that she worked for the school, she would invite local artists to come and share their art with her elementary students.
These pictures were taken sometime in 1968-1969 while Martha (Lamson) Butterfield was employed as a secretary for the college director at the former NH Vocational-Technical College when it was located on Lafayette Road in Portsmouth.
In the summer of 1978, Martha moved to Concord where she worked for a few months at the technical college. Then in late December 1978, she transferred to work at NHRS where she had many enjoyable years of employment. Martha started in a secretarial position and moved on to a Field Auditor/Representative and retired from that job in 2005.
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We're still accepting submissions from members, retirees, and employers.
Electronic images can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resolution for the images must be at least 200 dpi and saved as either a jpeg or png. Hard copies of pictures can be mailed to Christine Basha, New Hampshire Retirement System, 54 Regional Drive, Concord, NH 03301. We will transfer the image into an electronic format and return the hard copy to you.