BRISTOL BITS: Happy healthy and safe St. Patrick's Day to all

Published on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 17:33
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my friends. They would include John E. Smith, the many McCarthys, Gerry and Rick O’Brien, Tom O’Brien, Tom Doyle, Tom Daly, Terry and Tom Burke, the many Maher family members, Tim Donovan, the Casey family, Gerry Burns, Fran and Tom Murphy, and so on. 

I recall going to Fire Department headquarters downtown when then-captain Fran Murphy held his party on an annual basis. Lot’s of fun. I am supposedly the combination of French, English and Irish myself.

Bristol Press rewind 2011 – Melodic Methodists

I happened to be at Prospect United Methodist Church recently when its choir was practicing, and, boy, they were good. Here are the names of some of the singers, led by organist and director Heidi Flower:

Stuart Brown, Lorette Caouette, David Corey, Joyce Fiorillo, Emily Flower. Estelle Franck, Gary and Luisa Gladu, Charles Gibb, Carla Heister, Marion Hickman, Janice Moore, Jackie Palance, Chuck Pelkey, Susan Power, Beth Provost, Eleanor Riker, Bob and John Rioux, Kayla Kozanski, Matti Verzino, Jill Wilson, Dom Workman and Christa Zaldivar. 

Carol Schiavone Churchill

Carol will celebrate her birthday tomorrow, and I know how old she will be.

Lexi Lane

I love the booklet put together by Bob Adamczyk on the origins of the names of Bristol’s streets, roadways and what have you. One such roadway, Lexi Lane, has no origin in Bob’s pamphlet and I’m wondering if anyone living off that stretch of pavement or nearby knows something. I’m guessing it’s the name of a family member of the builder or a builder of the homes there.

Lexi Lane was developed around 2005 and is in Forestville. If someone recalls who the developer was, perhaps we can go from there. Let me know. 


There once were two license plates in town that are DRL and each belonged to Danny Rocco Laviero, the last time I checked. One sat on his automobile and the other, a combination plate, sat on his GMC truck.

Green meal

According to Rich Kilby, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at 191 Riverside Ave. will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner today. You can call 860-589-4710 for more information.

I’ve also been made aware that the commander of the DAV here is John Greenlaw. He’s a good man.

Shout out

To Art Wallace. I await to hear stories of your golf prowess this spring.

Contact Bob Montgomery at or by calling 860-583-5132.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Column on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 17:33. Updated: Tuesday, 16 March 2021 17:35.