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October 31. 2013 9:52PM

The game ended and the party started in NH


Bedford resident Meghan Dionne, a student at Syracuse University, flew home to attend Wednesday night's Red Sox home game with her father, Tony. 

Brothers Caleb Alberghene, 10, and Josiah Alberghene, 12, modeled their new World Series Champs hats inside Dick's Sporting Goods in Nashua Thursday afternoon. The boys, who were shopping with their mother, Jennifer, boasted they'd watched "almost all of the games" this season. APRIL GUILMET 

Employees at Dick's Sporting Goods worked fast to keep pace with the steady crowd of loyal Boston Red Sox fans in the Nashua store on Thursday. APRIL GUILMET 

New York residents Barry and Sharon Slosberg checked out the assortment of Boston Red Sox merchandise at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Nashua Thursday afternoon. Originally from Portland, Maine, the couple said they were beyond excited over the World Series win. APRIL GUILMET 

In this photo taken by Bedford resident Tony Dionne, Red Sox officials prepared for the World Series awards ceremony inside Fenway Park Wednesday night. 

Bedford resident Tony Dionne and his daughter, Meghan Dionne, a student at Syracuse University, smile at their seats along the third-base line during Wednesday night’s now-historic game at Fenway Park. COURTESY 

Karah Shea sorts official 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series championship T-shirts at Logo Loc LTD in Manchester on Thursday. At left is Pam Johnson. Crews were working all night printing about 10,000 shirts after the Red Sox won Game 6 Wednesday night. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER 

10/31/13--Downtown Auto Sales on Elm Street in Manchester was broadcasting a Boston Red Sox message. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER 

Thanksgiving break is weeks away, but Syracuse University student Meghan Dionne had a pretty good reason for a trip home this week.

Her father, Tony, had a pair of tickets for Wednesday night's World Series Game 6 at Fenway Park.

"The moment we knew they won, the entire stadium just kind of broke into a roar," Meghan Dionne said. "Then everyone just started singing."

"It was absolutely perfect," Tony Dionne said. "To share this with my daughter — it doesn't get better than that."

Another family will be celebrating Saturday at the Red Sox victory parade. Mary Tetreau of Londonderry, who grew up in Greater Boston, said she's been going to see the Sox play at their home games "since the tickets cost 75 cents."

Moments after Red Sox closer Koji Uehara pitched the game-ending strike, Tetreau's relatives began sending her text messages.

"Everyone was asking each other, 'Who's going to the parade now?" Tetreau said. "Looks like it'll pretty much be a family reunion."

The list includes Tetreau, her husband, Phil, her siblings, nieces and nephews.

In Pelham, police officers sported some impressive beards in homage to the Red Sox — until Wednesday night's victory.

Chief Joseph Roark said an exception was made when a couple officers approached him asking his permission to temporarily bend the rules on facial hair. Sixteen officers, as well as Roark, put away their razors for a few days, donating more than $1,200 to the town's Good Neighbors Fund, which helps locals pay grocery and utility bills.

At Londonderry North Elementary, dozens of children cruised the hallways Thursday in their finest Red Sox headwear.

Typically, hats are a no-no inside the school, but just for Thursday, rules were meant to be broken.

"They're pretty excited about it," Principal Mary Coltin said. "And so are we."

In Nashua, loyal fans of all ages flooded Dick's Sporting Goods, where employees decked out in team apparel scrambled to restock shelves as customers filled carts with "Red Sox World Series Champion" T-shirts, caps, pennants, toys and jackets.

Maine natives Barry and Sharon Slosberg now live in New York and are in the area visiting relatives.

They sported matching Red Sox caps as they picked out some new T-shirts for their grandchildren.

The Slosbergs, who now live in upstate New York but were visiting relatives in nearby Groton, Mass. Thursday, said they've always been dedicated fans.

"Some of the grandkids may be New Yorkers, but we're training them to be Red Sox fans," Barry Slosberg said.

AGuilmet@newstote.com


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