About the Author: Robert Deasy Jr.

Robert, a former forty-nine year member of Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church compiled the data for the article on the church’s history as the church historian. Historically speaking, the highlight of the church history was the One Hundredth Anniversary, celebrated in 1988 with national, state and local participation. More recently was the get-together of church members […]

About the Author: Grace Hayes

Grace Hayes has been a member of Wethersfield United Methodist Church since she relocated here in 1975. She grew up in Hartford and worked as an RN in Texas and the Carolinas while her late first husband served as a USMC pilot. She and her husband Gerry raised their three children here. Grace worked in […]

About the Author: Elizabeth Abbe

Elizabeth Abbe is the Director of Public Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society. Growing up, her family lived on Stillman Road in Wethersfield and she went to Charles Wright grammar school and Silas Dean middle school before moving to Glastonbury. Elizabeth graduated from Wells College and then received a Masters in Library Science at Simmons. […]

About the Author: Abbie B. Dunn

Abbie Bodfish Dunn (October 4, 1913 – February 8, 2004) was born in Hyannis, MA and educated at Hyannis State Teachers College (BA) and the University of Hartford (MA).  She was married to Herbert F. Dunn, a photographer, and taught school in Hyannis and Rocky Hill, CT.   Abbie was an active member of the […]

About the Author: Larry Lock

I am a retired history and government teacher (Kewanee High School).  I retired in 2000 after 35 years of teaching.  My wife and our live in the Wethersfield portion of Kewanee and our daughter attended Wethersfield school district schools, graduating in 1992 from Wethersfield High School. It is a strange situation here.  Even though the municipality […]

About the Author: Joseph Loconte, PhD,

Joseph Loconte, PhD, is an expert on religious freedom, faith and American foreign policy, and international human rights. In 2008, he was a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. From 1999-2006, he held the first chair in religion as the William E. Simon Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He […]

About the Author: Chris Pagliuco

Chris Pagliuco is a freelance writer holds an MA in history from Trinity College. He teaches high school history in Madison, Connecticut and serves as town historian in Essex, Connecticut.  He is also a member of the editorial team of Connecticut Explored, a quarterly history publication. His publications include the book The Great Escape of […]

About the Author: Doug Maine

Doug Maine was a writer and editor with Life Publications from 2000 to 2012, covering Wethersfield and Rocky Hill for most of his tenure, writing about issues ranging from development and education to business, the arts, government and politics, in addition to penning human interest, feature and business stories. He holds a B.A. in Communications, […]

About the Author: Ronna Reynolds

Ronna Reynolds, the first professional director of the Wethersfield Historical Society (1973 – 1977), received her B.A. in History from Connecticut College and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (New York State University).  In 1978, she was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar and in 1979 published Images […]

About the Author: Joyce Rossignol

Joyce Rossignol came to Wethersfield as editor of the Wethersfield Post in 1970. After “retiring” from the Post, she became, in 1995, senior  editor of Life Publications, including Wethersfield Life, a position she still holds.  She lives in Wethersfield with her husband Gilman. Return to the Wethersfield Historical Society home page.