Monday, June 10, 2013

Mary Jo Kopechne in East Orange

Mary Jo Kopechne was born in Pennsylvania but lived in East Orange* during most of her childhood years  and attended Our Lady of the Valley High School in Orange from 1954 to 1958. Her younger cousin, Georgetta Potoski of Pennsylvania, recalled in a 2009 interview that "she spent many summers [with Mary Jo] at the Kopechne home in East Orange, N.J."

Above: from the 1957 Our Lady of the Valley High School yearbook; It was Miss Kopechne's junior year

Below: from the 1962 yearbook for Caldwell College, Miss Kopechne's graduation photo


*Exactly where in East Orange has not been verified, but possibly the Elmwood Park area.

2 comments:

  1. East Orange, like the other three Oranges, is a suburb of Newark, NJ. The state's largest city, on the Passaic River and Newark Bay.

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  2. Our Lady of the Valley is in Orange, NJ

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