Selected articles concerning the DISCO/DISCOE and related families appearing in the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Berkshire Eagle family of newspapers, between 1942 and 1956.
ACHIM, ARACE, ARCHAMBEAULT, ARCHEY, BARRETTE, BARZOTTINI, BASSLER, BATTEND, BEALEY, BECKER, BEDARD, BEEBE, BERRY, BIRON, BISSAILLON, BLAIS, BOINO, BOUCHER, BOURDON, BOYD, BRENNAN, BUSHEY, BUTLER, CALLAHAN, CANNON, CARMEL, CARROLL, CAYBURRY, CHALIBOIS, CHALIFOUX, CHAMPAGNE, CHAPMAN, CHAPPELL, COLLINS, CONTOIS, COULTER, CRONIN, DAIGNAULT, DALTON, DALY, DALZELL, DAURY, DAVIS, DECELLES, DILLON, DINEEN, DISCO, DISCOE, DONOVAN, DOWLING, DOYLE, DUFFY, DWYER, EDWARDS, EVANS, EVEREST, FERRIS, FIELDS, FILLIO, FLYNN, FOGARTY, FORKEY, FORTIN, GAGNE, GAGNON, GARSTANG, GERMI, GODBOUT, GOODROW, GOULET, GRATTON, GREENLEAF, GRIFFIN, HAMEL, HENDERSON, HENRY, HERMANN, HOWARD, JACQUES, JORDAN, KIMBERLEY, KNAPP, KOCH, KOSCHER, L'HOTE, LABELLE, LABRODE, LAFLAMME, LAPOINTE, LASHER, LAVIOLETTE, LEBEAU, LEBLANC, LEITHOLD, LEVESQUE, LIPPINCOTT, LOUVIN, LUSSIER, MAGNER, MAHONY, MARA, MARCHANT, MCCONKEY, MCCUMISKEY, MENARD, MILNE, MOCHON, MOLLEUR, MOON, MURPHY, NAGELSCHMIDT, NARBIS, NARVIS, NESBIT, NESSLER, NOLAN, O'CONNELL, ORR, PALMIERI, PAUL, PEASLEE, PECK, PERKINS, PETRIEZELLA, PEZZINI, POTTER, POWELL, PROVENZANO, RABIDEAU, REARDON, REES, REICHEL, RHEAUME, RIVARD, ROBARGE, ROBERTS, RONDEAU, ROOT, ROSE, ROY, SANTINI, SAVARY, SHEA, SMITH, SOULIER, SPENCE, STEVENS, STROBEL, SULLIVAN, THIBAULT, TOURNIER, TRAUB, TUCKER, VALLEY, VEGINA, VEZINA, VIENNEAU, VOGEL, VOLIN, WEATHERBY, WELCH, WHITMORE, WILSON, WYAND, ZANINI
These are my transcriptions, appearing chronologically, of articles from The Berkshire Eagle, The Berkshire Evening Eagle, and The Berkshire County Eagle (original images provided by newspaperarchive.com). The selection of articles is probably not complete, and is subject to the vagaries of their indexing from imperfect OCR. My cuts are noted by ellipses, and comments and questions of legibility are enclosed in square brackets. Pagination is from the page number on the images, which occasionally is missing. When it's the first page of the second or third section of the newspaper, it is noted as such. The citations are also as printed on the page.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, October 21, 1942. (p. 2, col. 2)
Mr. and Mrs. Truman H. Disco of 21 Wilson Street announce the engagement of their daughter, Arline, to Raymond Rheaume, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred J. Rheaume, 1203 North Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, November 2, 1942. (p. 4, col. 4)
Miss Arline Disco Will Be Married Thanksgiving Day
Miss Arline Disco, whose engagement to Raymond Rheaume was announced recently, has chosen her sister, Elizabeth, as maid of honor for her wedding Thanksgiving Day. Walter Vegina [sic, Vezina] will be best man. The ceremony will take place at 10 AM at Notre Dame Church.
Miss Disco is a graduate of Pittsfield High School and is employed by the General Electric Company. Her fiance, who attended Pittsfield High, is also an employee of the GE.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Berkshire Evening Eagle Friday, November 27, 1942. (p. [?], col. 3)
Miss Arline Disco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Truman Disco of 21 Wilson Street, and Raymond Rheaume of 1203 North Street were married yesterday at 10 at Notre Dame Church. Rev. Richard J. Welch performed the double-ring ceremony, and Abraham Robarge was organist.
The bride wore ivory brocaded satin with sweetheart neckline and long train. Her tulle veil fell from a tiara of seed pearls and she carried white roses and chrysanthemums. Miss Elizabeth Disco, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. She wore a fuchsia colored gown, colonial style, and her velvet hat was of a matching shade. Her bouquet consisted of roses and chrysanthemums.
Walter Vezina was best man. After a dinner at the Berkshire Restaurant, the couple left on a wedding trip to New York, for which the bride wore a tan coat with beaver color and brown accessories.
They will make their home at 70 Calumet Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Saturday, December 26, 1942. (p. 2, col. 3)
The funeral of Joseph Carmel was at 9 this morning at Notre Dame Church with a high mass of requiem. Rev. Richard Welch officiated. The bearers were Frank J. and Mose Carmel, David and Edward Disco, Fred Dineen and John Carroll. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Rev. Leo Laviolette offered prayers at the grave.
Delegations from the Eagles and Quarter Century Club attended.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Thursday, December 31, 1942. (p. 6, col. 4)
Miss Marilyn Disco, 241 Fenn Street, has taken a position with the cost department of the General Electric Company. She was formerly employed by the Eaton Paper Corporation.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Friday, April 23, 1943. (p. 4, col. 4)
SPRINGFIELD -- Miss Marilyn Disco, 241 Fenn Street, Pittsfield, will be maid of honor at the wedding of her sister, Miss Rita Disco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Disco of Santa Barbara Street to Charles T. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Davis of Hope Street. The wedding will be an event of May 1 at Our Lady of Hope Church here.
A dinner party for members of the immediate families and friends will be held at the Homestead, Ludlow, followed by a reception at the bride's home for 300 guests.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Friday, May 7, 1943. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 2)
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cayburry of Pearl Street entertained at a dinner party Wednesday evening in honor of their nephew, John Disco, of 241 Fenn Street, who left yesterday morning for Army service.
Mr. Disco received several gifts, among them a purse from his associates in the east plant of the General Electric Company.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Friday, May 28, 1943. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 1)
General orders for Pittsfield's Memorial Day parade and exercises, Sunday afternoon, were announced today by John B. Root, marshal of the day, a member of Richard Dowling Camp, United Spanish War Veterans....
Asst. Marshal -- Mose Disco
Section 8. Eagles' band.
Section 9. United Spanish War Veterans.
Section 10. American Legion & Sons of the American Legion.
Section 11. Veterans of Foreign Wars....
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Tuesday, June 29, 1943. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 3)
Supplementary Gas Not Needed
History is repeating itself up on Wilson Street where the Discoe Brothers, neighborhood grocers, have gone back after 20 years to old dobbin as a means of covering their delivery route. Owner and driver of the horse, Victory, is Leo Disco, who recently received his honorable discharge from the Army at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a weaver on a shift, 3 to 11 PM at the Wyandotte Mill, when he is not delivering groceries or catching a few hours' sleep. "We thought it was better to buy a horse than to ask for gas," says Leo who is convinced that every available drop of petrol is needed to hasten the day of victory.
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The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Wednesday, August 16, 1944. (p. 6, col. 6)
Pvt. John E. Disco, 23, of Camp Davis, N. C., is spending seven days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco, of 241 Fenn Street.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, June 18, 1945. (p. 5, col. 4)
Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Callahan, 67, widow of Patrick Callahan, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Disco, 34 Wilson Street, after a long illness.
Mrs. Callahan was born in Ireland but spent the greater part of her life in Pittsfield. She was a communicant of St. Charles Church. Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Janet Becker of Indianapolis, Mrs. Maurice O'Connell of East Chatham, N. Y., Mrs. Fred Blais, Mrs. Thomas Doyle, Mrs. Bernard Mara, and Mrs. Charles Koscher and Mrs. Disco all of this city; also three sons, John, business agent for the CIO, and Lawrence, of this city, Staff Sgt. Raymond F. Callahan; also 15 grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Boyd of this city and Mrs. David Cronin of Bridgeport, Conn. Mr. Callahan, a retired telephone employee, died seven months ago.
The body reposes at the home of her daughter Mrs. Thomas Doyle, 231 Elm Street, where the funeral will be tomorrow morning at 8:15 followed at 9 at St. Charles Church with a solemn high mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Dwyer Funeral Home is in charge.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, June 23, 1945. (p. [?], col. 5)
Mr. and Mrs. Mose J. Discoe of 49 Parker Street announce the marriage of their daughter, Louise Theresa, to Edgar Levis Lippincott, aviation ordnance mate second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Lippincott of Clifton Heights, Pa. The ceremony was performed at Notre Dame rectory March 26 by Rev. Leo Laviolette. They were attended by Miss Thelma Barzottini and Raymond Discoe, brother of the bride.
Petty Officer Lippincott is stationed at Tongue Point Naval Air Station, Astoria, Ore. Mrs. Lippincott is staying [sic, with] her husband's parents in Clifton Heights.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Monday, December 31, 1945. (p. 6, col. 2)
Marilyn Disco Betrothed
Will Be Married to William Reardon, Pacific Veteran
Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 241 Fenn Street announce the engagement of their daughter, Marilyn Ann, to William E. Reardon Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Reardon of 30 Elm Street, Dalton. The wedding will take place in the spring.
Miss Disco was graduated from Pittsfield High School, attended Pittsfield Secretarial School and is a stenographer in the GE cost section. Mr. Reardon, who was discharged from the Marine Corps in March after nearly two and a half years in the South Pacific, is a Dalton High School graduate, and attended Berkshire Business College. He enlisted in February, 1942. Mr. Reardon is employed in the accounting section of the GE.
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The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, February 27, 1946. (p. 13, col. 3)
Charles Discoe Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Discoe, Pontoosuc Avenue, died last night at St. Luke's Hospital.
Survivors are the parents, also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Disco of Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shea of Pittsfield.
The funeral was this afternoon at 2 at the Foley Funeral Home, Dalton. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, July 25, 1946. (p. 8, col. 1)
A nine-foot electric refrigerator, Admiral model, and a trained pony will be awarded at the week-long Notre Dame lawn party to open next Monday on the parish grounds. The affair will be for the benefit of Troop 11, Boy Scouts, and the veterans' committee of the parish.
The refrigerator may be seen at Molleur Brothers, corner of First and Federal Streets, and the pony is staked on the parish property near the rectory. The lawn party attractions will include rides on two ponies owned by Frank Carmel.
Joseph Contois, general chairman, has announced the booth chairmen for the event. John J. McCumiskey and Adlor Chalifoux are vice-chairmen, Henry Chalibois, secretary, Rev. Armand J. Barrette, treasurer, and Miss Delphine M. Godbout, publicity director.
Booth chairmen follow: Cakes, Mr. McCumiskey; nylons, Mr. Chalifoux; canned goods, Arthur S. Menard; blankets, Dr. A. B. Bissaillon; candy, Henry Battend; merchandise, Alfred C. Greenleaf; pin ball, Mr. Menard; refreshments, Alphonse E. Vienneau and Mrs. Henry Lussier; country store, Clifford M. LaPointe; rides, Mr. Carmel.
Other workers are Paul J. Gagne, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred F. Archambeault, J. Ovila Gagne, Francis A. Tournier, Francis A. Tournier Jr., Francis J. Goulet, Hector and Henry Molleur, Clifford J. Savary, Paul Robarge, Alfred J. Thibault, Roger Roy, Albert J. Fogarty, Elmer G. Evans, Henry Champagne, Maurice Louvin, Donald Gagnon, Edward Goodrow, Noah C. Disco, Henry A. Daignault, Arthur Roberts, Louis J. Laflamme, Frank Forkey, Robert and Edward Carmel.
Others are Clifford Decelles, Albert A. Daury, Alfred O. Roy, Cyril S. and Louis A. Rivard, Wilmot L. Fillio, Elrick Archey, Charles V. Hamel, Telesphore Labelle, Richard Donovan, Moses J. Disco, Ernest J. Roy, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Valley, Mrs. Joseph E. Bedard, Miss Shirley Soulier, Mrs. Crawford C. Stevens, the Misses Jeannine Gratton, Lucille Labelle, Pauline Archambeault, Nora M. LaBrode, Jeannette Forkey, Mrs. Grace E. Coulter, Mrs. Frank Forkey and Mrs. Amelia Roy.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, Oct. 28, 1946. (p. 6, col. 3)
Mr. and Mrs. David Discoe of 52 Cherry Street and their daughter, Mrs. Robert B. Dillon of 20 Forest Place left this morning by automobile for Glendale, Cal., where they will visit Mr. and Mrs. Edward Discoe and Mr. and Mrs. Milton Discoe.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Oct. 31, 1946. (p. 18, col. 4)
--Mrs. Rose Disco of 249 Lenox Avenue underwent an operation at Hillcrest Hospital this morning.
--Charles Rondeau, 70, of 96 Circular Avenue, has turned over eight pounds of tinfoil to Jack Rose for the Shriners Hospital in Boston.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, July 11, 1947. (p. 8, col. 4)
The Misses Corinne and Marilyn A. Disco of 241 Fenn Street are in Asbury Park, N. J., for a week.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, July 19, 1947. (p. 14, col. 6)
The Misses Marilyn and Corinne Disco of 241 Fenn Street, Ann Ryan of 108 Second Street and Florence Bushey of 98 Hawthorne Avenue have returned from a vacation at Asbury Park, N. J., and New York.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, Nov. 15, 1947. (p. 14, col. 3)
The Misses Marilyn and Corinne Disco of 241 Fenn Street are spending a few days in Dayton, Ohio and West Lafayette, Ind. They will attend the Purdue-Pittsburgh football game at West Lafayette today.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, June 3, 1948. (p. 5, col. 2)
Earl F. Howard, president of the Pittsfield Aerie of Eagles, at the recent installation of officers, named the committees for the year. The winners of the various prizes were: Leo Disco, 34 Wilson Street, television set; William B. Daly, Daly Street, Dalton, electric blanket; Edward A. McConkey, 22 Weller Avenue, Mixmaster; John Germi, West Stockbridge, table model radio; Leo Bealey, 799 Tyler Street, toaster.
Members of the Aerie are to attend the Yankee-Tigers game in new York, July 18....
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, June 7, 1948. (p. 2, col. 3)
Commodore Noah C. Disco and son, John E. Disco, were again winners in the Pontoosuc Sailing Club races yesterday afternoon. In the first race, Noah Disco was first, Rolland E. Boucher, second and Haines V. Reichel, third. John E. Disco won the second race, Thomas Evans was second, and Rolland Boucher Jr., third.
Two Sea Scouts of the S. S. Stanley, George L. Pezzini and Cyrus Henry, were checked out as qualified skippers by Skipper R. Neil Dalton. The Sea Scouts will meet tonight at 7 at the YMCA Canoe Club for outdoor instruction.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Friday, July 16, 1948. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 1)
The Pontoosuc Sailing Club will have its annual meet with the Winsted Sailing Club at Highland Lake, Conn., tomorrow afternoon starting at 1:30. Representing the local club will be Commodore Noah C. Disco, John E. Disco, Benjamin R. Hermann and James C. Garstang. Crews will include L. B. Tucker of Dalton, and the Misses Marilyn Disco and Priscilla K. Knapp.
Cars will leave here at 11. Members desiring transportation should contact Commodore Disco.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Wednesday, July 21, 1948. (p. 1, col. 1)
The Pontoosuc Sailing Club lost both races to the Winsted Sailing Club, Saturday afternoon on Highland Lake, Winsted, but John E. Disco of the local club created the excitement of the meet when he capsized his Comet in the second leg of the first race. Sailing before a strong wind, Disco jibbed intentionally but did not account for the short sheet which did not allow the main sail to swing freely to the other side. His crew was Miss Priscilla K. Knapp.
In the first race, the score was 48 to 44, Douglas S. Traub of Winsted taking first place. James C. Garstang and Benjamin R. Hermann of the local club took second and fourth places, respectively. Third place was taken by Earle L. Traub of Winsted. Following in order were Bernard L. Spence of Winsted, Commodore Noah C. Disco, Richard A. Paul of Winsted.
Winsted captured the first and second places in the second race, with Earle Traub and Bernard L. Spence, respectively, at the helm. Commodore Disco came in second and Garstang third making the total score for Winsted 30 against the Pontoosuc Sailing Club's 25. Other skippers in order were Richard Paul and Douglas Traub of Winsted and Hermann.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Saturday, July 24, 1948. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 5)
The Beetle Boat, PG-9, will make its racing debut in the Pontoosuc Sailing Club's invitation handicap race tomorrow afternoon at 2 on Pontoosuc Lake. It will be skippered by William M. Milne, GE plastics engineer, who had a part in its development. The 12-foot, one-piece plastics hull is molded at the GE plastics division and is outfitted by the Beetle Boat Company of New Bedford.
Cy LeBeau of Cheshire, the only dealer of Beetle Boats in Berkshire County, has made the boat available to Mr. Milne for the race.
All skippers on Pontoosuc Lake are invited to the meet and are requested to register with Miss Priscilla K. Knapp before the race at the Y Canoe Club dock. The winner will be awarded a life-preserver cushion by Commodore Noah C. Disco. Refreshments will be served on the Canoe Club sailing porch.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, Aug. 16, 1948. (p. 7, col. 1)
In the third race yesterday sponsored by the Pontoosuc Sailing Club, the upset of the season occurred when John E. Disco with father, Commodore Noah C. Disco as crew, placed third. It was the first race this year that the Discos have not won when they raced. The race is still under protest for second place between Mr. Disco and Thomas G. Evans who came in second. The protest will not disturb Robert N. Davis' standing in first place.
The first two races, which were run buoys to port, were won by Bemjamin R. Hermann and Commodore Disco respectively. Mr. Davis and Richard D. Marchant were second and third, respectively, in the first race. Mr. Davis also placed second in the second race followed by Rolland E. Boucher, third.
The Winsted (Conn.) Sailing Club will be the guests of the Pontoosuc Sailing Club at a return meet this Saturday afternoon at 2.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, Sept. 16, 1948. (p. 21, col. 3)
Marriage intentions were filed at the office of the town clerk this week by Walter Truman Disco of Pittsfield and Miss Marjorie Ann Griffin, 79 Warren Avenue. The wedding will take place Saturday, Sept. 25.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1948. (p. 2[?], col. 5)
DALTON--The marriage of Miss Marjorie Ann Griffin, daughter of Thomas Griffin of Dalton, to Walter Truman Disco, son of Mrs. Truman Disco, 21 Wilson Street, Pittsfield, took place this morning in a setting of pink and white gladioli at St. Agnes' Church. Rev. Jeremiah C. Murphy performed the 9 o'clock ceremony. William Flynn played the organ, and James Griffin, uncle of the bride, sang.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Frederick Smith. Lawrence Disco, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Richard Marcoux and William Wilson ushered.
The bride wore a candlelight satin gown fashioned with fitted bodice, Alencon lace collar and yoke, long tapered sleeves and lace-trimmed bouffant skirt with satin paniers and full lace-ruffled train. A lace-trimmed headpiece held her chapel-length veil. She carried a muff of white roses. Mrs. Smith was dressed in a maroon velvet gown with fitted bodice, off-the-shoulder neckline, cap sleeves and draped hoop skirt. She wore a matching velvet picture hat and carried a Colonial bouquet of mixed fall flowers.
Following a reception for 80 at the Irving House the couple left for a week in New York. Mrs. Disco wore a mink satin brown suit with beige accessories and a corsage of Talisman roses for traveling. On their return, the couple will reside at 21 Wilson Street, Pittsfield.
A graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Pittsfield, the bride is a file clerk in the General Electric tank shop.
Mr. Disco, a draw block operator at General Electric, attended Pittsfield schools. He is a veteran of two years' Navy service in the Pacific area.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, Oct. 8, 1948. (p. 8[?], col. 2)
Fireman Raymond A. Discoe, U. S. Navy, has returned to Norfolk, Va., after visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Discoe of 18 Sixth Street. He is stationed aboard the carrier Mindoro.
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The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1949. (p. 8[?], col. 3)
Miss Marilyn Disco of 241 Fenn Street has returned after attending the University of Massachusetts winter carnival and ball over the week end. She was the guest of Bertrand F. Narbis of Marblehead.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, March 21, 1949. (p. 6, col. 4)
In its biggest election to date, 114 votes were cast, the Veterans of Foreign Wars re-elected its principal officers in the 10th annual election yesterday in the Bradford Street post rooms. Robert P. Carmel is commander, Joseph J. Volin is senior vice-commander, and Norman H. Rees is junior vice-commander....
State delegates elected were: ...John E. Disco....
Election officers were: ...John E. Disco....
Medals for bringing in 10 new members, a national department award, went to Mr. Nagelschmidt, Comdr. Carmel, Mr. Nolan and Mr. L'Hote. Pocket medallions, for five memberships, went to ...John E. Disco ...Mose J. Disco....
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, July 11, 1949. (p. 8, col. 2)
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Discoe of Montrose, Cal. will observe their 25th wedding anniversary July 28. They were married by the late Rev. Levi Achim[?] at Notre Dame Church here, and have three children.
Mr. Discoe, a native of Pittsfield, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Discoe of 52-1/2 Cherry Street. Before taking the position as plant manager of the Interstate Tool Corporation in Glendale, Cal., in 1941, he was employed by Pratt & Whitney Company in Hartford. Mrs. Discoe, the former Helen Sullivan, was born in Southern Berkshire County.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, July 18, 1949. (p. 4, col. 2)
Beetle boats copped the first two places in the handicap race, yesterday afternoon, sponsored by the Pontoosuc Sailing Club. Skippers were James C. Garstang, who came in first, and Commodore Noah C. Disco, second, with times of over an hour. Following in order were Rolland E. Boucher in a Comet, David Powell, Sandpiper, Bud Tucker, Comet, Chester Dalzell, Comet and Franklyn Chappell, Star.
The official Comet race was won by Rolland E. Boucher Jr, with a time of 55 minutes. Benjamin R. Hermann was second and Haines V. Reichel, third.
The Winsted Sailing Club from Highland Lake won the interclub race, Saturday afternoon. David Traub of Winsted skippered L. B. Tucker's boat, Comet 1899, to first place with a time of an hour and 58 minutes. The total score for Winsted was 19 and 17 for the Pontoosuc Sailing Club. Local skippers were Hermann, Boucher Jr., Garstang and Davis.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, Aug. 1, 1949. (p. 20, col. 3)
The Pontoosuc Sailing Club ran four races yesterday afternoon, made possible by the strong after-storm northwest wind. For a July Sunday, the lake was unusually free of motorboat and waterfront activity because of the cool weather.
Wallace Everest, who was given a three-minute lead over the Comets, won the handicap with a time of 36 minutes. Benjamin R. Hermann in a Comet came in second in 38 minutes. Following in order were Sherwood Evans, John E. Disco, Rolland E. Boucher Jr., Robert N. Davis, L. B. Tucker, Edwin Potter, all Comets, Richard Peck in a Snipe with a time of 43 minutes and 9 seconds, David Powell in a Sandpiper in 44 minutes. Haines V. Reichel was last in a Comet. Comet ratings in the handicaps will be counted for the trophy.
The first race was won by Commodore Noah C. Disco in 40 minutes in a field of eight Comets. Hermann was second, followed by Boucher Jr. and Davis. Russell Peaslee was disqualified at the mark when he tried to turn back, causing a collision.
Boucher Jr. took the third race with a time of 33 minutes and 20 seconds. Hermann was in second place, Miss Lucille Tucker, third, and Edwin Potter, fourth. Six boats were entered.
Potter led in the fourth race with a time of 39 minutes and 45 seconds. Rolland E. Boucher Sr. was second, and Reichel, third.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1949. (p. 8[?], col. 3)
Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco and daughter Corinne, of 241 Fenn Street and Mrs. Philip F. Cayburry of 42 Pearl Street have returned after several days in Quebec, Canada, where they were registered at the Chateau Frontenac. In Montreal, they stayed at the Ritz-Carlton.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Monday, Sept. 19, 1949. (p. 6, col. 3)
Mrs. Rose Disco Carmel, 57, of 91 Sadler Avenue, died last night at her home after a long illness of a heart malady.
A native of Huntington, Mrs. Carmel was born March 23, 1892 and had lived in Pittsfield 42 years. She was a communicant of Notre Dame Church. Survivors are her husband, Moses W. Carmel; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Rabideau, four sons, Bernard F., Allen R., Kenneth J. and Donald E. Carmel, all of this city; eight grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Lydia Ann Disco of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Ernest Bassler[?] of Framingham, Mrs. Albert Lasher and Mrs. Donald Biron; and a brother, Moses J. Disco, all of Pittsfield and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 at the family residence followed at 9 at Notre Dame Church with a solemn high mass of requiem. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1949. (p. 8[3?], col. 5)
All Pontoosuc Sailing Club skippers who qualified for official standings with five or more races will be honored at the annual banquet Saturday evening at 6 at the Lakeview Restaurant, Pontoosuc Lake. The meeting place was originally announced as the American Legion Home and has been changed.
Fifteen qualified for Comet race standings. The trophy will be awarded to Commodore Noah C. Disco, and ribbons will be given to second and third place winners, Rolland E. Boucher Jr. and Benjamin R. Hermann, respectively. Others in order of their standing are L. B. Tucker Jr., Miss Lucille Tucker, John E. Disco, Edwin Potter, Robert N. Davis, Haines V. Reichel, Mahlon L. Henderson, Charles R. Jordan, Robert A. Weatherby, Sherwood Evans and Russell Peaslee.
In the handicap standings, Mr. Boucher rates the new Dick Moon trophy, which will be awarded for the first time. Mr. Hermann, in second place, and Wallace Everest, third, will receive ribbons. The others in order are Miss Tucker, Mr. Evans, John Disco, Richard Peck, Snipe skipper, Mr. Davis, David Powell, Sandpiper skipper, Mr. Jordan and Mr. Reichel.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, May 11, 1950. (p. 10, col. 2)
Rosemary Vogel Is Engaged to Brian A. Mochon
Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Disco of 34 Wilson Street today announced the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary M. Vogel, to Brian A. Mochon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Mochon Jr. of 112 High Street. The wedding will take place Aug. 12 at St. Charles' Church.
A graduate of St. Joseph's High School, Miss Vogel is employed by the American Optical Company.
Mr. Mochon, who attended Pittsfield High School, is employed by the Berkshire Lumber Company and served in the Navy for four years.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle Tuesday, June 27, 1950. (p. 12, col. 6)
Noah C. Disco won two of the three races sailed Sunday at Pontoosuc Lake by the Pontoosuc Sailing Club. The third race winner was Benjamin R. Hermann. The first race won in the fast time of 24 minutes 47[?] seconds was a Comet class contest. Benjamin R. Hermann placed second and R. E. Boucher Jr. third. Miller Collins was disqualified in that race as his boat touched the west marker.
The second race, a handicap, was also won by Mr. Disco with Mr. Boucher second and Robert E. Koch third. Mahlon Henderson was disqualified for interference at the starting line. Miss Carolyn Kimberley took second place in the third race, also a handicap, with Wallace Everest Jr. third.
Eight boats competed in the first contest, twelve in the second and seven in the third.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, July 15, 1950. (p. 4, col. 5)
The wedding of Miss Josephine Disco, daughter of Mario Disco of 110 Dewey Avenue and the late Mrs. Marie Disco, to Mark Arace, son of Rev. and Mrs. Leone Arace of 200 Second Street, took place this morning at 11 in the Christian Assembly Church. Rev. Joseph Zanini performed the ceremony, assisted by Mr. Arace, the bridegroom's father, before an altar decorated with palms and summer flowers. The bride's niece, Mary Santini, played organ selections.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride had Miss Ruth Ferris as maid of honor, and Miss Eunice Arace, cousin of the bridegroom, as bridesmaid.
Eugent [sic] Arace, the bridegroom's brother, was best man. Isaiah Petriezella ushered.
The bride wore a slipper satin princess gown with sweetheart neckline outlined with crystal beads and rhinestones, a fitted bodice, and full skirt with long formal train. Her silk illusion French finger-tip veil was bordered with Chantilly lace and caught with baby gardenias. Her lace-edged picture hat matched her gown. She carried a fan bouquet of yellow roses and baby's-breath. The bridesmaid's yellow gown and hat were identical to the honor attendant's. Her fan bouquet was of Talisman roses, baby's-breath and blue bachelor buttons.
The couple left for Washington, D. C., after a reception in the church parlors. The bride's traveling costume was a navy suit, white accessories and a white orchid corsage. When Mr. and Mrs. Arace return July 23, they will make their home at 200 Second Street.
A cashier at the First National Stores, the bride graduated from Pittsfield High School.
Mr. Arace, also a Pittsfield High School graduate, is employed by Ken Whitmore Inc.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1950. (p. 2, col. 6)
Barbara Discoe, R. J. Chapman Jr. To Marry Jan. 13
(From Saturday's Eagle)
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Discoe of 36 Wilson Street today announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Barbara Anne, to Raymond J. Chapman Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Chapman of 1206 North Street. The wedding will take place Jan. 13 at Notre Dame Church.
A graduate of Pittsfield High School, Miss Discoe is employed by Elmvale Worsted Company.
Mr. Chapman attended Pittsfield High School, and is employed at the William E. Nesbit Service Station.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Tuesday, December 4, 1951. (2nd section, p. 1, col. 8)
Two Pittsfield Post Office employees will retire on pension Monday, Dec. 31, acting Postmaster William F. Magner announced today. They are Jesse A. Beebe, 60, and Noah C. Disco, 63. Both will be honored by postal associates at a dinner party early in January.
Mr. Beebe is the oldest carrier in the Pittsfield office from the standpoint of service. He delivers in the Wendell Avenue, Bartlett Avenue and South Street sections.
He was appointed Nov. 30, 1912 by the late Postmaster John G. Orr. Parcel post service was just being instituted when he started his duties.
Mr. Beebe is married, and lives at 30 Merriam Street. The Beebes have two daughters and one son.
Mr. Disco has for many years delivered parcel post. He entered Post Office employ Nov. 9, 1922 by appointment of the late Postmaster James H. Butler. A veteran of World War I, he has been active for many years in the Pontoosuc Sailing Club.
He is married, and has two daughters and one son. The family residence is 241 Fenn Street.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1951. (p. 4, col. 1)
Mrs. Eleanor Elizabeth Discoe Bourdon, wife of Henry Bourdon of East Main Street, North Adams, died suddenly at her home yesterday. She was born in Black Brook, N. Y., and moved to Pittsfield as a child with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Disco.
She leaves beside her husband two daughters, Miss Constance Bourdon of North Adams and Mrs. Frances Fortin of Williamstown; five sons, Norman, Clifford, Raymond, Richard and Jerome of North Adams; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Edwards of Stockbridge and Mrs. John Powell of Rensselaer, N. Y.; five brothers, Noel Discoe of Adams, Henry Discoe of Louisville, Ky., Medoa Discoe of Becket, Leo and Edward Discoe of Pittsfield; several nieces and nephews and four grandchildren.
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The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, Feb. 1, 1952. (p. 10, col. 3)
Marilyn Disco Is Engaged
GE Stenographer To Wed B. F. Narbis, U. of M. Alumnus
Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 241 Fenn Street today announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Marilyn Ann, to Bertrand F. Narbis Jr. of 768 North Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand F. Narbis of Marblehead. The wedding will take place May 3 at Notre Dame Church.
A graduate of Pittsfield High School and Pittsfield Secretarial School, Miss Disco is a stenographer in the distribution transformer cost section of General Electric. She is secretary-treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary of the local VFW post.
Mr. Narbis, who is employed in the cost section at General Electric east plant, graduated from Marblehead High School, received an A. B. degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1950 and did graduate work in education at the university in 1950-51. At Massachusetts, he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and of Adelphia, men's honorary society. Active in dramatics, he appeared at Pittsfield High School in 1950 in the University Players' production of "Angel Street." During World War II, Mr. Narbis served with the 87th Infantry Division in the European theatre.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1952. (p. 3, col. 2)
Discoes Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. David Discoe of 15 Grove Street cut the cake at the dinner given in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary yesterday at the Portuguese-American Club. About 50 relatives and close friends attended the affair, which was arranged by the couple's children. Open house followed.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, March 8, 1952. (p. 5, col. 5)
Betty A. Perkins, Raymond A. Discoe To Marry June 7
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Perkins of 36 Danforth Avenue today announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Betty Ann, to Raymond Alfred Discoe, electrician's mate, second class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses J. Discoe of 18 Sixth Street. The wedding is planned for June 7.
A pay roll clerk at GE, Miss Perkins graduated from Pittsfield High School.
Mr. Discoe, who attended Pittsfield High School, has been in the Navy nearly four years and will be discharged next month. He now is stationed at Bayonne, N. J. /td>
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, April 25, 1952. (p. 14, col. 2)
Bertrand Francisco Narbis Jr., 22 Pearl Street, and Marilyn Ann Disco, 241 Fenn Street.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Thursday, May 1, 1952. (p. 12, col. 8)
Miss Marilyn A. Disco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 241 Fenn Street, will have her sister, Miss Corinne T. Disco, as maid of honor at her wedding Saturday to Bertrand F. Narbis Jr. of 22 Pearl Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand F. Narbis of Marblehead. The ceremony will be at 10:30 AM at Notre Dame Church.
John E. Disco, brother of the bride-elect, will be best man. Ushers will be L. Robert Nessler of New York and Walter S. Wyand Jr.
Miss Disco has been entertained by Mrs. Philip F. Cayburry and Mrs. Maurine J. Berry at a tea at the Women's Club, by Miss Minda Boino at a dinner at the White Tree Inn, by her associates at a dinner at the Sheraton Hotel, by Miss Delphine Fields at a dinner at the Swedish Coffee House and by her sister, Corinne, at a personal shower at the Disco home.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, May 3, 1952. (p. 4, col. 3)
Marilyn Disco Becomes Bride
Notre Dame Scene Of Her Wedding To B. F. Narbis Jr.
Miss Marilyn Ann Disco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 241 Fenn Street, was married at 10:30 this morning in Notre Dame Church to Bertrand Francisco Narbis Jr. of 22 Pearl Street, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand F. Narbis of Marblehead.
Rev. Svlyio [sic, Sylvio] E. Levesque officiated before an altar decorated with white stock and pink carnations. A reception at the Sheraton Hotel followed the ceremony.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a lace over satin full-skirted gown topped by a jacket buttoned to the waist and styled with mandarin collar and long tapered sleeves. Her finger-tip illusion veil was attached to a lace over satin cap trimmed with seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of gardenias and white roses.
Miss Corinne T. Disco, maid of honor for her sister, was dressed in a yellow lace and net over satin gown and matching calot of satin and tulle. Her bouquet was of orchid gladioli and yellow roses. John E. Disco, the bride's brother, was best man. Ushers were L. Robert Nessler of New York and Walter S. Wyand Jr.
Mrs. Disco's costume was a navy lace dress and a corsage of pink roses. The bridegroom's mother wore a rose lace dress with a corsage of white roses.
After the reception, the couple left on a motor trip to Washington, D. C., and Virginia. They will live at 22 Pearl Street when they return May 19. The bride's outfit for traveling was an aqua wool gabardine suit with brown accessories.
A graduate of Pittsfield High School and Pittsfield Secretarial School, Mrs. Narbis is a stenographer in the General Electric distribution transformer cost section.
Mr. Narbis, a cost clerk in the Pittsfield GE Naval Ordnance Department, graduated from Marblehead High School and the University of Massachusetts, class of 1951. He is a veteran of 28 months' Army service, including nine months in Germany.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, May 23, 1952. (p. 13, col. 3)
Corinne Disco Fiancee of W. S. Wyand Jr.
She Will Marry Pacific Veteran Saturday, July 26
Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 241 Fenn Street today announced the engagement of their daughter, Corinne Theresa, to Walter Scott Wyand Jr., son of Mrs. Walter S. Wyand of 26 Harris Street. The wedding will take place Saturday, July 26, at Notre Dame Church.
A graduate of Pittsfield High School, Miss Disco attended Union University School of Nursing at Albany Hospital and St. Luke's Training School for Nurses. She now is employed in the accounting office at the Pittsfield GE Naval Ordnance Operation.
Mr. Wyand, who graduated from Pittsfield High School and from the Massachusetts Military Academy, is a tool room machinist in the lightning arrester and cutout model room at General Electric. During World War II, Mr. Wyand served in the Army 30 months, 23 of which he spent in the Pacific area. He now is a second lieutenant in Company I, National Guard.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Friday, June 6, 1952. (p. 12, col. 3)
Miss Betty Ann Perkins of 36 Danforth Avenue will be married tomorrow at 9 AM in St. Joseph's Church to Raymond A. Discoe of 18 Sixth Street.
Miss Carolyn M. Perkins is to be maid of honor for her sister, and Miss Jeanine Discoe and Mrs. Edgar Lippincott, the prospective bridegroom's sisters, will be bridesmaids. Mr. Discoe will have his cousin, Leonard LeBlanc, as best man. Ushers will be Mr. Lippincott and Robert Perkins, brother of the bride-elect.
Miss Perkins has been entertained by her associates in the GE winding section at a party at the Yellow Aster, by Miss Jeanine Discoe and Miss Carolyn Perkins at a miscellaneous shower at the Franco-American Club; and by Mrs. Moses Discoe and Mrs. Lippincott at a miscellaneous shower at the Discoe home.
Mr. Discoe was given a stag party at the Lakeview Restaurant. The prospective bridegroom's parents will entertain the bridal party this evening at their home.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, June 7, 1952. (p. 4, col. 3)
The wedding of Miss Betty Ann Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Perkins of 36 Danforth Avenue, to Raymond Alfred Discoe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mose J. Discoe of 18 Sixth Street, took place at 9 this morning at St. Joseph's Church, which was decorated with pink gladioli. Miss Joan Jandro was vocalist.
Escorted by her father, the bride had her sister, Miss Carolyn M. Perkins, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Edgar Lippincott and Miss Jeanine Discoe, sisters of the bridegroom. Leonard LeBlanc was best man for his cousin. Ushers were Mr. Lippincott and Robert Perkins, the bride's brother.
The bride was dressed in a white gown fashioned with fitted bodice of Chantilly lace, Peter Pan collar, long tapered sleeves and full skirt of net over satin. Her French illusion hand-rolled veil was held by a fitted cap edged with white satin and trimmed with lily of the valley. She carried a white basket of white roses and lily of the valley.
The maid of honor wore a lime green taffeta and lace gown and matching net half hat; the bridesmaids, yellow and lavender lace and taffeta gowns with matching net half hats. All carried baskets of spring flowers.
The bride's mother was attired in a pink gown of Chantilly lace and taffeta with gray accessories. Mr. Discoe's mother was dressed in an aqua Chantilly lace and taffeta gown with white accessories.
After a reception at the Turnverein Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Discoe left on a week's wedding trip. They will live at 36 Danforth Avenue when they return. The bride wore a three-piece green satin cord suit with pink accessories for traveling.
A St. Joseph's High School graduate, Mrs. Discoe is a pay roll clerk at General Electric.
The bridegroom, a winder at General Electric, attended Pittsfield High School and served in the Navy four years.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Tuesday, July 22, 1952. (p. 4, col. 6)
Walter Scott Wyand Jr., 28 Harris Street, and Corinne Theresa Discoe, 241 Fenn Street.
The Berkshire County Eagle, Wednesday, July 23, 1952. (p. 14, col. 3)
Several parties have been given for Miss Corinne T. Discoe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Discoe of 241 Fenn Street, who will be married Saturday morning at 10:30 to Walter S. Wyand Jr., son of Mrs. Walter S. Wyand of 28 Harris Street. The ceremony will take place in Notre Dame Church. A reception will follow at 1 PM in the Irving House, Dalton.
The bride-elect has been honored at a dinner at the Lunch Box, Lanesboro, by her GE associates; at a party at Morris Residence Hall, Albany, N. Y., by her former associate student nurses at Albany Hospital; at a party by women office associates at GE at the home of Miss Caryl Leithold, 112 Pollock Avenue; at a party by her aunt, Mrs. Maurice J. Berry, at her home, 56 Wilson Street; at a dinner at the Springs by another aunt, Miss Delphine A. Fields; and at a luncheon at the Hotel Sheraton by her sister, Mrs. Bertrand F. Narbis Jr., and the Misses Gertrude and Ruth Wyand, sisters of the prospective bridegroom.
Both Miss Discoe and Mr. Wyand were given a shower and party by Mrs. Philip F. Cayburry at her home, 42 Pearl Street. The prospective bridegroom was entertained at a stag party by Francis F. Nolan at the VFW Home.
Mrs. Narbis will be matron of honor for her sister, whose bridesmaids will be the Misses Gertrude and Ruth Wyand.
Best man will be Mr. Nolan. John E. Discoe, the bride-elect's brother; and Bertrand F. Narbis, her brother-in-law, will usher.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle, Saturday, July 26, 1952. (p. 4, col. 1)
Miss Corinne Theresa Discoe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Discoe of 241 Fenn Street, was married to Walter S. Wyand Jr., son of Mrs. Walter S. Wyand of 28 Harris Street, at 10:30 this morning at Notre Dame Church.
Rev. Sylvio E. Levesque performed the ceremony in a setting of palms and gladioli. A reception followed at the Irving House in Dalton.
Mr. Discoe escorted his daughter, whose matron of honor was her sister, Mrs. Bertrand F. Narbis. Bridesmaids were the Misses Ruth and Gertrude Wyand, sisters of the bridegroom. Francis J. Nolan was best man for the bridegroom. Ushers were John E. Discoe and Mr. Narbis, the bride's brother and brother-in-law, respectively.
The bride's gown of embroidered organdy was fashioned with fitted bodice, illusion neckline, pointed sleeves and double organdy skirt. Her finger-tip illusion veil fell from a calot of lace and seed pearls. She carried white daisies on a prayer book.
The honor attendant was dressed in a pink lace and nylon net over satin gown and a headdress of yellow marguerites matching the flowers she carried on a prayer book. The bridesmaids wore aqua lace and nylon net over satin dresses. Their headdresses of pink and yellow marguerites matched the flowers they carried on prayer books.
Mrs. Discoe was attired in a navy lace dress, pink accessories and a corsage of assorted sweet peas. Mr. Wyand's mother wore a light green lace dress, white accessories and a sweet pea corsage.
After the reception, the couple went by plane to Nantucket Island, where they will spend two weeks. When they return they will make their home at 26 Harris Street. The bride's traveling outfit was a coral suit with white accessories.
A Pittsfield High School graduate, Mrs. Wyand attended Union University School of Nursing of Albany Hospital and St. Luke's Training School for Nurses. She is employed in the accounting department at the GE Naval Ordnance Department.
Mr. Wyand, a graduate of Pittsfield High School and of the Massachusetts Military Academy, is a model maker in the GE lightning arrester and cutout model room. He served in the Army 30 months, 23 of which he spent in the Pacific area.
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The Berkshire Eagle, Monday, Jan. 2, 1956. (p. 4, col. 6)
The promotion of six members of the 959th Engineer Batallion [sic] of the Army Reserve has been announced today by Lt. Col. Rudolph W. Strobel, commanding officer....
Enlisted into the battalion during December were Cpl. James F. Duffy, Sp. 3. C. Emilio J. Palmieri, Pvt. E-1 Donald H. Cannon, Pvt. E-1 Kenneth P. Disco and Pvt. E-1 Charles Provenzano. Anyone interested in joining the unit should contact the Army Reserve at 101 West St. or attend one of the meetings, Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m.
The Berkshire Eagle, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1956. (p. 12, col. 4)
Lawrence C. Disco, 21 View St., treatment.
The Berkshire Eagle, Monday, Sept. 10, 1956. (p. 8, col. 2)
Mr. and Mrs. Mose J. Discoe of 18 Sixth St, have returned from a five-week trip to Ontario, Calif., where they visited their son, Raymond Discoe and family and daughter, Mrs. Alphie Jacques and family. Mrs. Jacques is the former Miss Louise Discoe.
The Berkshire Eagle, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1956. (p. 9, col. 3)
The Berkshire County Red Cross chapter house at 63 Wendell Ave. is losing one caretaker and acquiring another this month, both retired employes of the U. S. Post Office Department.
Noah C. Disco, formerly a parcel post carrier in Pittsfield, has been taking care of the chapter house for the past three years. He and his wife will leave for Florida Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh C. Brennan of 25 Faulkner Pl. will take over the caretaking duties at the chapter house and will occupy the apartment there. Mr. Brennan will retire as a clerk at the Pittsfield Post Office Nov. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Disco have lived in the chapter house apartment and have had charge of the house and grounds. Mr. Disco's duties have included setting up and dismantling all the material used for Red Cross bloodmobile visits in the county, caring for the Red Cross station wagons, and maintenance of the building and grounds.
Mr. Disco has been a member of the Pontoosuc Lake Sailing Club for 15 years and has taught sailing classes for children and adults. He owned a sailboat until a year ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Disco will live at Ormond Beach, Fla., in a hotel catering to retired people. The Discos have three children, Mrs. Bertram [sic, Bertrand] F. Narvis [sic, Narbis], Mrs. Walter S. Wyand and John E. Disco, all of Pittsfield, and four grandchildren. They are communicants of Notre Dame Church.
The Berkshire Eagle, Saturday, Sept. 15, 1956. (p. 5, col. 7)
Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. Disco of 63 Wendell Avenue last night were entertained by the staff members of the Berkshire County Chapter of the American Red Cross at a supper at the home of Miss Anna M. Mahony in Lee.
The Discoes, who are moving Monday to a new home in Ormond Beach, Fla., were presented a portable radio. Twelve attended.
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