The members of the 2018 class of ’60 Over 60,’ including 14 residents of West Hartford, were recently honored at a ceremony at Duncaster.
By Ronni Newton
A group of Connecticut residents were recently honored for their impact on the community, and the one thing they had in common was that all are at least 60 years old.
Fourteen West Hartford residents were among those named to the 2018 class of ’60 Over 60′ – a group that may include some who have retired from career jobs, but in no way have retired from making a difference in the business world, nonprofits, the arts, the sciences, or all of the above.
More than 200 people, including family, friends, and admirers, celebrated with the “Class of 2018” at a reception at Duncaster, sponsored by the University of Hartford’s The Hartt School, whose students also provided the music for the event.
“We were so honored that almost all of the members of this year’s class were able to attend,” Duncaster CEO Michael O’Brien said in a statement. “We are pleased that, for the second year, we had the honor of showcasing some of the state’s most influential individuals who are age 60 or better. We are overwhelmed with the contributions each member of the Class of 2018 has made to the world; the people they touch every day and their families.”
Nominations for membership in “60 Over 60” were requested in January, and came from all over the state. Judges included three members of the first class of Connecticut’s 60 Over 60: Molly Gavin, president of Connecticut Community Care, Inc.; Kathleen Miller Murphy, Simsbury Library board member; and Terry Borjeson, State of Connecticut, Pardons and Paroles board member.
The following are the members of the 2018 Class from West Hartford. Click on a name for an individual’s bio and headshot:
In addition, several members of the Class of 2018 do not live in West Hartford, but work in town and have a major impact on the community. They include Bob Newbold of West Hartford-based Thomas Fahy Insurance who was just named West Hartford Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, Playhouse on Park Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Darlene Zoller, and Ballet Theatre Company Executive Director Tracy Dorman.
The search for the 2019 Class of Connecticut’s 60 Over 60 will begin in January 2019.
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