News from Essex Meadows

Unfortunately, I lost my wife of 54 years, Mary Lee, last September 1. I miss her a lot. She was a talented artist and wonderful wife. I’m here in Essex Meadows, a CCRC, and there are a number of Deerfield men here. Had dinner last night with Harris Parsons, ’44 and Chick Williams ’37. Malcolm MacGruer’s sister is here at Essex Meadows, and he stops by often. I see Tip Atkeson ’53 and Mike Ryland ’53 frequently, and had lunch with Dick Miller ’48 not so long ago. Also run into Dave Preston ’51 from time to time. Classmate Steve Percy ’48 recently stepped down as chairman of the Southeastern Connecticut Committee on Foreign Relations, having served six years with distinction (a committee on which I serve as a director).
Alec Robertson 1948

Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

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7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 306
Deerfield, MA 01342