Fenwick Love Stories
Fenwick Love Stories 2023
Joe Doyle '71 & Shelley Whalen '71 Doyle
Joe and Shelley met in 1967 at the start of their freshman year and officially began their love story that April vacation at the Fenwick Carnival. By senior year, he was quarterback of the football team and she was (literally) his biggest cheerleader. The high school sweethearts married on April 9, 1976 and raised 4 kids, all of whom went to Fenwick and continued their "Fenwick Family" (Joe '97, Katelyn '98, Tara '00, Maura '12). Joe and Shelley spend their retired years in their Peabody home of 35+ years, hosting endless gatherings with their children, family, and friends, including their 9 (almost 10) grandchildren. The friendship and love that started in the Bishop Fenwick hallways flourishes on and they are about to celebrate 47 years of marriage together.
Charles Dunn '90 & Nicole Pinto '90 Dunn
"Fenwick will always have a special place in my heart for bringing us together!"
Our story starts in the Fall of 1976 freshman year first day of school. With nervous excitement new students had lined up for the first day at Bishop Fenwick. Highschool was the next big step in our lives. I was an awkward hopeful football player from Peabody. She was a talented and athletic beauty from Beverly. While we would be acquaintances and teammates at Bishop Fenwick and casual friends, we never connected in a dating relationship. Throughout our four years at Fenwick, we both played sports and contributed to the successful athletics that is a rich part of Fenwick. Carol Lavoie was a softball player, Indoor track hurdler, cheerleader and an actress in school plays. I played football and threw the shot in track and appeared in one play. We traveled in similar circles and have many mutual friends from our time at Fenwick but we never dated. Carol moved to Idaho following her path as a wife and young mother. I followed my path to Umass/Amherst. Years later we both relocated back to the North Shore. Carol to get her Nursing degree and raise her family. I after a divorce having raised my family. As fate would have it we became reacquainted after seeing each other at a gathering. After we rekindled a friendship and became closer and closer after a while a strong bond between us grew into the beginning our Love. As we have grown together in our faith and our love for one another we have decided to marry this Summer.
Fenwick Love Stories 2022
Robert Avery '93 & Michelle Batchelder '93 Avery
Rob and Michelle met in their freshman homeroom. They started dating in the summer of 91 before their junior year and graduated in 1993. They got married in 1998 and now have 4 daughters. Michelle is a special education specialist in the Lynn Public Schools and Rob is a Lieutenant with the Lynn Police Department. Their oldest daughter, Olivia, is a 2016 graduate of Fenwick, is a 3rd grade teacher in Lynn Public Schools, and helps produce Fenwick theater programs with Dr. Kellie Tropeano.