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The primary purpose of the B.M.C. Durfee Alumni website is to encourage contact among fellow alumni through reunions, publications, and through person-to-person contact. 




Alumni Meetings:


Durfee High School Alumni Meeting Dates
          2016 - 2017
Tradewinds Restaurant at 6 P. M.


September 12, 2016

October  3, 2016        January 9, 2017        April 10, 2017
November  14, 2016   February 13, 2017    May 8, 2017
December 12, 2016    March 13, 2017        June 12, 2017

The Durfee High School Alumni Annual Meeting will be held on May 26, 2017, in the Nagle Auditorium starting at 7:30 PM


Restored clock tower at old Durfee High School dedicated


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Help Support Raising Funds for Scholarships!

Durfee Ornaments (3 1/4" round)
Imprinted on both sides

Funds Raised for Durfee Scholarships
Cost $10.00 Shipping $3.50 Total $13.50

Mail your check made payable to:
Durfee Alumni Assoc.
PO Box 9656
Fall River, MA 02720-0011

or Purchase using PayPal  by clicking here

or Visit Us and Purchase at the Durfee Craft Fair

being held on December 3rd & 4th

After a long restoration, Durfee's old telescope is at last operational


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The Durfee Alumni Associations 139th annual meeting was held on Friday, May 27th in B.M.C. Durfee High School's Nagle Auditorium

To view the Scholarship Recipients List and Alumni Meeting Program, visit our Scholarships Tab.


Durfee 2016 Distinguished Alumni Recipients featured in the Herald News. Click on articles below:





Distinguished Alumnus Anthony F. Cordeiro

Anthony F. Cordeiro is a respected businessman and entrepreneur in the Greater Fall River Area owning and operating a number of companies as well as commercial real estate properties. A 1980 graduate of Durfee High School, he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1984, He received his Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a concentration in Finance, from Bryant College in 1992. Cordeiro began his first business,

Anthony F. Cordeiro Insurance Agency LLC. In 1987, at just 24 years of age. Today, Cordeiro Insurance
is known as one of the top insurance providers in the region.

He is the CEO and President of Anthony F. Cordeiro Insurance Agency, LLC and Cordeiro Properties, LLC. Cordeiro currently holds Series 7, Series 13, and Principal 24 Securities licenses, as well as insurance licenses in Property Casualty, Life, Accident and Health. He is a Certified Chartered Pension Professional (CPP) and is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. In addition to the two companies he solely owns, Cordeiro is also the Managing Partner of fifteen limited liability corporations holding in excess of 70 million dollars in real estate values. His most recent endeavors include: Cordeiro Financial Group, LLC, Mechanics Mill One, LLC (the entity that operates The Commonwealth Landing), and Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fall River.

Deeply vested in advancing the health and well being of the Greater Fall River community, Cordeiro actively supports numerous area health, education, and civic projects. He currently serves as Board President of Child & Family Services, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for St. Anne’s Hospital, the Southcoast Health System/Charlton Memorial Hospital President’s Council, Fall River Retirement Board, Bridgewater State College Business Advisory Council, and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology Center Advisory Board. A member of Slade’s Ferry Bank’s Board of Directors, Cordeiro also served as a member of the financial institution’s Executive Board and as

Chairman of its Finance and Investment Board. He previously served as President of the Fall River Office of Economic Development and the Southeastern Massachusetts Heart Association.

Distinguished Alumna Judge E. Susan Speir Garsh

After graduating from B.M.C.Durfee High School in 1965, E. Susan Speier Garsh attended Barnard College of Columbia University, graduating with a B.A. Cum Laude in 1969. She then spent a year working as a journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa before attending Harvard Law School.

Judge Garsh received her J.D. cum laude from the Law School in 1973, and then clerked clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After her clerkship, she joined the Boston law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould, becoming the firm’s first female partner in 1980. There Judge Garsh focused her practice primarily on media and commercial litigation.

While in private practice, she was chairperson of the Board of Editors of the Boston Bar Journal in 1992 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Bar Association for three years. In 1993, Governor Weld appointed Judge Garsh to the Massachusetts Superior Court, where she has presided over criminal and civil cases in different counties and in the Business Litigation Session of the Superior Court located in Suffolk County. For three years, Judge Garsh was the Regional Administrative Justice for Bristol County.

Judge Garsh has been the Superior Court’s representative on the Supreme Judicial Court’s Judiciary-Media Committee since that committee’s inception in 1995. During her judicial career, she has served on numerous additional committees, including the Supreme Judicial Court’s Committee to Revise the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Superior Court’s Judicial Education and New Justices Training committees.

In addition to speaking at court-sponsored Law School for Journalists programs, Judge Garsh has made many presentations at judicial conferences and lectured on libel law to judges at the Justice Academy of the Republic of Turkey in Ankara, Turkey. She
was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, which revises and publishes Restatements of the Law. For several years, her judicial duties have included presiding over the naturalization ceremony in Fall River on the USS Massachusetts. She is married
and has two children and two grandchildren.


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