Patricia A. Pellegrini Obituary

Patricia A. Pellegrini, 77, of Bedford, died suddenly on April 29, 2022.

Raised in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Keegan) Quinn.

Mrs. Pellegrini graduated from Woonsocket High School, Class of 1962 and went on to attend Northeastern University where she received her Bachelor of Arts. While at Northeastern, she met Paul Pellegrini and they were married in 1966.

In 1972, they moved to Bedford to start their family and she decided to further her education, receiving her Master of Education from Harvard University.

Mrs. Pellegrini was a lover of history and for 34 years, she taught Social Studies at Bedford High School as well as Psychology elective courses.

She volunteered as a historical tour guide at the Job Lane House for many years and was a member of the Bedford Historical Society and the First Parish Bedford. She enjoyed art and spending time painting.

She is survived by her loving husband, Paul W. Pellegrini, her beloved daughter, Mary Pellegrini Wood and her husband Brendan of Malden, cherished granddaughter, Willow and dear brother-in-law, John Pellegrini of Kentucky.

Visitation will be held at the Bedford Funeral Home, 167 Great Rd., Bedford, on Thursday, May 5, from 4:00-7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to CSF of Bedford Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 585, Bedford, MA 01730 or Bedford Historical Society, 16 South Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

WARA January Meeting and Presentation

Please join the Waltham Amateur Radio Association for our first meeting of the year.
When: Wed. Jan. 26th @ 7:00 PM (6:00PM for the pre-net checkin and chat)

Where: Chime Online Conference

Agenda: We have Sandy Lancraft N1FSK presenting “Going Back to the Future – N1FSK talks about Moonbounce.” Sandy has years of experience in working with EME and it’s a real treat to talk to someone who has made it work even in some very “challenging” environments.

If you did not receive an invitation as a member of the club, you can still sign up to receive invites to our meetings with this form. I will email out the invitation the afternoon before the presentation and then just before the presentation for any stragglers.

Silent Key – Christine Carr Bowen – KB1UBW

Ron asked me to write a note for WARA, about the passing of Christine- KB1UBW, maybe more popularly known as the lady with the pink radio. At first, I avoided it, you know, always some reason to avoid getting after it, mostly selfishly keeping her departure quiet, as if that somehow kept her here, close with me. With us, her friends and all of the people she touched over the years.

She died in the early hours the day after Thanksgiving, the COPD that plagued her for years having turned to cancer, metastasizing to her brain. She was vibrant, active, and her usual plucky self, right up to the last several days; in the end passing in her sleep.

She now belongs to the ages, as we all share her persona and memory with those present, past and future. NearFest XXXI will be dedicated to her memory.

-Glenn KB1SMN

K1BG Presents CWops CW Academy

Please join us in welcoming Bruce Blain K1BG to discuss the free CW Academy program offered by

Non-members are welcome to attend. Please fill out this Event Notification form to be notified of upcoming presentations and to receive the meeting call invitation details.

Wednesday, March 31st @ 7:00 PM

Location: Amazon Chime

Meeting dial in details will be sent to club membership and those registered with the event notification form.