A Special Note on
"Digital Families"! We had a nice occurrence this event with
two 2nd generation Digital families participating, the Gays and the
Connection member Jeanne Gay wrote the following story of her
family's life at Digital. Attending with Jeanne were her daughter,
Elisabeth Gay and her son, Christopher Gay.
What Digital and its culture did for this
one Maynard family!
My son, Chris worked summers in High School
in the Mill for Shipping and Receiving…and learned all the
quirks of the freight elevators and how to find his way thru
the 65 floors and a million square feet!.. A few years
later, Pete Sharon found Christopher working as an HVAC
mechanic on the roof of one of the Digital Northborough
Facilities for a contractor and offered him a job on the
spot. He happily worked for Facilities until it was all
over. He had great times and friends….He has since worked
for over 25 years at Bedford Mechanical using the skills he
learned at DEC.
His sister, Linda, worked summers in college
in Security, also in the Mill, and loved it. Some really
wild stories of her adventures Later in her career after a
series of non-Digital jobs, she finally agreed to join “the
army of DECies”… she worked in Telecom and made many
wonderful friends…She honed her skills and took advantage of
all DEC offered. After Digital, she ended her career as a
Director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, when cancer
robbed us of our Lindy.
Chris’ older sister, Elisabeth, worked, after
Green Mountain Junior College, for The Harvard Coop’s
Management Training Program. I had a big automobile
accident and she left Cambridge to come home and help. She
soon found a position at Stow’, Data Terminals, an off-shoot
of DEC . After a few years and a bonus trip to Rome and
Paris, she too found herself caught in the web of DEC.
Digital sent her to Boston University nights and after ten
years she got her degrees. All paid for by Digital. She had
many positions within Dec and eventually became a Project
Manager. She has just left Dell and starts tomorrow at
After my automobile accident and the doctors
told me to stay really busy and go find an interesting job…I
entered Digital, as secretary to The Office Service’s
Manager, who was formerly a Playboy Bunny and wife of Dick
Krueger, head of Security for Digital. I moved along to
Coordinator, then Administrator, then Supervisor and finally
I was one of the Mill’s Facility Managers. Lots of flights
on the helicopter, courses in Chicago, New York City, and
even classes at Harvard.
God bless Digital and Ken Olsen…We were
blessed to be part of the greatest!
Christopher, Jeanne and Elisabeth Gay
Ron Minezzi, Sr. and Ron Minezzi, Jr. attended with Dennis Valliere, one of Ron Jr.'s friends from Digital.
was a Systems Manager who worked at 2 Chelmsford and one Acton
locations. Dennis Valliere was an Operations
Analyst. Ron and Dennis worked together in Chelmsford MA.
They are chatting with Bob Morrison, 2nd from right.
Ron Minezzi, Sr., Ron Minezzi, Jr., Bob Morrison,