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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. 

Durfee Alumni Association - Clamboil

Monday, May 20, 2019   4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

(Eat In or Take Out)

Lepage's Seafood & Grill

439 Martine, St, Fall River MA 02723

Cost: $25.00 per person *Advanced tickets are required*

*Deadline for tickets is May 16, 2019*

Purchase tickets by calling: Charlotte 508.674.4951

Email at [email protected]

or contact a member of the Association

REMINDER - Is your class planning a reunion? Please complete the form on the reunions page or e-mail reunion information to [email protected] so that it will be printed in the Chimes, shared on Facebook and posted on this website.




Alumni Meetings:


Durfee High School Alumni Meeting Dates
          2018 - 2019
Tradewinds Restaurant at 6 P. M.


September 10, 2018

October 1,  2018       January 14, 2019        April 8, 2019
November  5, 2018   February 11, 2019      May 13, 2019
December 10, 2018    March 11, 2019       June 10, 2019

The Durfee High School Alumni Annual Meeting will be held on May 24, 2019, in the Nagle Auditorium starting at 7:30 PM.


We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a fellow Durfee Alumni, Sergeant First Class Eric Michael Emond.


2018 Distinguished Alumni Recipient

Margery Eagan ‘72


Margery Eagan co-hosts Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude on 89.7 WGBH, Boston. She also writes a weekly column for The Boston Globe and previously wrote the Catholic Spirituality Column for Crux, the Boston Globe’s website on all things Catholic. In 2015 and 2016 Eagan received national awards from the Religious Newswriters Association for the best American commentary on religion.

Eagan previously wrote a news column for The Boston Herald and co-hosted, also with Braude, a radio talk show on WTKK-FM. She has also written for Boston Magazine and is a frequent guest on “Greater Boston” with Jim Braude. She began her newspaper career at her hometown paper, The Fall River Herald News. 

Eagan grew up on Rock Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. She went to Westall School, Morton Junior High School and Durfee High School Class of 1972 and has a perfect attendance record at her Durfee reunions. She attended Smith College and was graduated from Stanford University. She has three children and lives in Brookline.

Restored clock tower at old Durfee High School dedicated


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


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Help Support Raising Funds for Scholarships!

Still Available 2019

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

Funds Raised for Durfee Scholarships
Cost $10.00 Shipping $3.95 Total $13.95

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

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2018 Distinguished Alumni Recipient

Honorable Joseph I. Macy


     A retired Justice of the Massachusetts District Court Judge Macy is a 1961 graduate of Durfee, a 1965 graduate of Brown University, and a 1968 graduate of Boston University School of Law.  He served as an infantry First Lieutenant during the Vietnam Conflict where he saw combat as an advisor to South Vietnamese Forces. 

     Upon his discharge from the service he returned to practice law in Fall River.  Prior to his appointment to the bench Macy was partner and founder of the firm Macy & Frank.

     Judge Macy served on numerous boards including the YMCA, Deaconess Home, Fall River Chamber of Commerce, Wattuppa Water Board, Diman Regional School Committee, Fall River Line Pier, Fall River Port Authority as well as being a corporator of the Citizens- Union Savings Bank.  He served as counsel to the Fall River School Committee, Swansea School Committee, Citizens for Citizens and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority.  While on the Chamber Board he presided over the “I Like to Live in Fall River Because” contest promoting the city.

     He was particularly interested in the Citizens Scholarship Foundation serving on its board and developing a long lasting friendship with its founder Dr. Irving Fradkin.  He devoted many hours to the Foundation and spoke often at its awards ceremonies, culminating in serving as the keynote speaker at Dr. Fradkin’s retirement celebration.  He donated scholarships in memory of deceased family members and encouraged others so to do.

     Judge Macy practiced law in Fall River until 1998 and was well known as a trial lawyer.  Upon his appointment to the judiciary the Herald News wrote, “ Well respected among his colleagues, Macy has long been on the short list in Fall River of attorneys to retain in difficult cases.”  Initially appointed to the Taunton District Court by Governor Paul Cellucci, Macy served throughout the region. He was appointed Presiding Justice of the Nantucket District Court in 2006 and served until 2013 when he reached the statutory retirement age.  He was selected for recall and served an additional two years on the bench. 

     In 2015 he was appointed Corporation Counsel for the City of Fall River, a position he presently holds.

     In 2006 Judge Macy received the Law and Justice Award presented by the Commission for Social Justice of the Massachusetts Sons of Italy.

     In October of 2017 he was awarded the St. Thomas More Medallion as the recipient of the Joseph P. Harrington Founder’s Award at the Bishop’s Annual Red Mass.

     Judge Macy resides in Fall River with his wife Paula, Durfee ’62, and has two children Stephanie and Peter who now reside in New York.

     In making this selection the committee was particularly mindful of Judge Macy’s long career of public service, his continuous involvement in this community, and his lifelong dedication to Durfee and Fall River.

BMC Durfee High School

Fall River, MA


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Clock Tower

In the original building