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class action A day in the life of Stokes Hall Photographs by Lee Pellegrini

Table of Contents

50 Alumni News & Notes 52 Class Notes 1930s, 1940s 1950s 1960s

1970s 1980s 1990s

2000s 2010s Graduate schools

59 Alumni Profile: Judith Vollbrecht, RSCJ, NC’61 67 Alumni Profile: Felipe Mántica ’83 71 Alumni Profile: Juan Arteaga ’99 75 Obituaries 78 Light the World Campaign News


A Decade of Engagement

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he Council for Women of Boston College (CWBC) celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a special reception at the Cadigan Alumni Center April 11. More than 80 members were on hand to celebrate the Council’s decade of accomplishments, including the numerous relationships it has formed with groups across campus. Founded in 2002, the CWBC has played a key role in furthering the position of women as leaders within the University. To learn more about joining the Council, visit their website at

What was your favorite summer experience as a student?

Members of the CWBC gathered at the Cadigan Alumni Center in early April to celebrate the Council’s 10th Anniversary.

Working in Silicon Valley for the summer was a lot of fun—and resulted in a job after graduation.” —Gretchen Andrus ’10


“ alumni events 2014 NEENAN SOCIETY CALENDAR

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Help choose the cover of the 2014 Calendar! Full details at



Pops on the Heights: the Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala This BC tradition brings the world-famous Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Conte Forum for an evening of melodies and memories. Purchase your tickets or table at


Spending a summer in Jamaica building community with Ignacio Volunteers was a life-altering experience.” — Stephen Grieco ’99, MEd’02



Parents Weekend Experience a fun-filled weekend at the Heights with your BC student. For more information, visit parentsweekend.

To learn more or to register for these and other Alumni Association events, visit 50 alumni news

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BC’s Future Leaders


aunched in September 2012, the BC GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Leadership Council is designed to provide a holistic alumni experience to the University’s most recent graduates, while cementing strong future leadership of the University’s alumni community. Young alumni everywhere are already benefiting from the council’s formation as engagement is at an all-time high, with a larger and more diverse group attending University events and volunteering their time. Fundraising efforts have also seen a boost as GOLD has tracked ahead of last year’s pace throughout this fiscal year. Considering young alumni account for 21 percent of the overall undergraduate alumni population, this group has the potential to make great things happen for BC.

Kathleen McGillycuddy NC’71, Chair of the Boston College Board of Trustees, and James J. Husson, Senior Vice President of University Advancement, provided some guidance to Dante Devoti ’10 during the Leadership Council’s kickoff meeting.

For more information on BC GOLD, visit


The University’s Sesquicentennial has been a banner year for the Boston College alumni community and service to others. Eagles everywhere have stepped up their already impressive volunteer efforts. In April, hundreds of alumni, family, and friends gathered in their local communities to lend a helping hand during BC’s National Day of Service. Among the projects completed were a beach cleanup in Hawaii and a one-on-one tutoring session for at-risk youths in Atlanta, and the Kansas City


The GOLD Leadership Council will gather each fall to discuss priorities, goals, and strategies for the upcoming year.

Alumni across the country have been volunteering in record numbers this year to help those in need.

chapter’s volunteers worked at a shelter. In addition, thousands have come together as “men and women for others” during the University’s 150 on the Road service project. With six cities completed, more than 400,000 meals have been packed for hungry families. The final 150 on the Road event will take place June 15 in Chicago. Read more about the success of the 150 on the Road service project by visiting

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Greetings to my classmates of 1941. I hope that everyone fared well during the snowy month of February here in New England, and for those who are in warmer climates, I hope that you enjoyed the warmth. • I sadly must report the recent passing of our classmate Joseph Skelsey on November 25, 2012, and Madeline Galvani, widow of our late classmate Francis Galvani, on January 15, 2013. May they rest in God’s eternal peace. • My best to all my dear classmates. AMDG.

For the next 49 years, he had a successful practice in Revere and then enjoyed a happy retirement in Fryeburg, ME. He is survived by his son, John, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Grace and June. A spiritual enrollment of sympathy has been sent to his family. • Two days later, on November 29, we lost Bob Muse. Bob was a Marine Corps fighter pilot, earning among other awards the Distinguished Flying Cross. He had a truly memorable experience at the Battle of Okinawa, downing a kamikaze that was ready to hit and probably sink a cruiser. Forty-four years later, after much research, the crew of that ship contacted him and made him an honorary member for saving their ship. After the war, Bob earned a law degree and had a successful career as a trial lawyer. He was one of only eight recipients of the Massachusetts Bar’s Courageous Advocacy Award, in recognition of his pro bono service in getting delayed justice to gain freedom for a wrongly convicted person. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beatty Muse, JD’50, retired probate court justice; 11 children; 36 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Seven of his children are lawyers, and as father and mentor, he taught them that justice is something worth fighting for. A spiritual enrollment has been sent to the family. • Two days later, on December 1, Jim Hawco left to join our beloved classmates for eternal rest. Jim was a unique member of our class, because he was the salutatorian at our commencement, a role that is reserved by tradition and rule for the person who, as a student, had the second best academic record in the class. Jim joined the Navy and served as a gunnery officer on destroyers. He was awarded a Silver Star and discharged with the Pacific Ribbon, holding 12 campaign stars. After the war, he joined the business world and had a very successful and satisfying career. If you have a copy of the 50th anniversary report of the Class of ’42, look at it to see Jim’s philosophy of life. I had an unpleasant surprise when I received word of Jim’s passing; I had just sent him a copy of Bob Muse’s obituary because a year or so ago, he had called me for Bob’s phone number. His family will receive a spiritual enrollment of sympathy. • I have used up my allotted space, so I’ll close, hoping to see some classmates at our 71st anniversary lunch.

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Correspondent: Class Notes editor We would like to express our deepest appreciation to John Donovan, MA’41, who has served as correspondent for the Class of ’39 so long and so well, as he retires his pen with this issue. And with great sadness, we also offer him sincere sympathy on the loss of his wife, Mary, who passed away on January 4. John’s connection to Boston College spans more than three-quarters of a century: he earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from BC and is one of the founding members of the Sociology Department, where he taught full-time from 1952 until 1988, when he turned 70, and part-time as an emeritus professor until 2002. John served in the Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star. He then taught at Fordham University, and completed his PhD from Harvard before returning to the Heights. John recently moved from his longtime home in Westborough to Walpole; you can write to him at Crosbey House 124, 180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081, or, or phone him at 508-366-4782. We will miss the quiet wisdom, gentle humor, and indomitably positive perspective John brought to these pages for more than 25 years, and we wish him well.

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Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082


Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136-3807; 617-364-2309 Ave, alma mater, I have no good news to report. Laetare Sunday will have passed by the time you see this, so that will have to wait. Sadly, our roll call of deceased classmates has taken a dramatic increase. Since our last report, Leo Benecchi passed to the Lord on November 27. After medical school, Leo served in the Army Medical Corps in Korea.

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Correspondent: Ernest E. Santosuosso 73 Waldron Road Braintree, MA 02184; 781-848-3730

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Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 50 52 class class notes notes

How quickly the days go by. Each one seems to offer a new challenge, some joy, some sadness. It’s when they offer up an irony that is too difficult to understand that we are stunned into silence. This one for example: You will remember that a few months ago I gave a shout-out to Bill Kelley, MBA’61. A few days later he called, and we had a great chat, the first since 1944. And no doubt you also remember from that same account that Bill and Tom Hazlett both lived on the Cape and had hoped for a reunion, because they hadn’t seen each other since 1945—and more importantly, because Bill and Audrey Kelley were best man and maid of honor at Tom and Ginny Hazlett’s wedding in 1945. And now, before an anxiously awaited reunion could take place, Bill Kelley passed away on February 3. Life is so unfair. It deals in extremes. The beginnings and the endings. And the endings are still a shock, even at this age. So now a shout-out to Audrey, to offer our sincere sympathy. We join you in this all but unbearable sadness. • So life goes on, and we pick ourselves up and go along with it because we don’t know what else to do. And after each jolt, we look for some joy and a brighter note. And there is always some to be found: Ed Thomas, for one, brings good news. After a busy life as a dentist, and after setting up several offices, Ed is now enjoying life on the Cape in the summer and in Naples, FL, in the winter. Ed’s 8 children and 20 grandchildren are nonstop diversions, visiting him at both his Cape and his Naples homes. • As for me, my continuing education continues. Last semester I was brought to my knees trying to understand the philosophy of Spinoza. Why I thought I could master this I don’t know. In any case, for this semester I have chosen a simpler course: I am studying the islands of the Mediterranean. Nice work, no? • Peace.

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Correspondent: David Hern 40 Landseer Street West Roxbury, MA 02132-2915; 617-325-6827 This corner received an inquiry recently about classmate Ed Cunningham, who died in 1962 of complications from polio he contracted before arriving at the Heights. It was apparent that Ed had maroon and gold in his veins and passed it on. The note was from UMass Boston political science professor Maurice Cunningham, PhD’98, who wondered if any surviving ’45ers remembered his father. Several did. Paul Dawson said that Ed was one of the 28 who graduated in 1944. Some 500 freshmen entered BC in September 1941, a record enrollment. Everything was soon accelerated as the ranks were decimated due to service in World War II. Maurice recalled fun rides through the campus, with his sisters and himself singing “For Boston” at the top of their lungs. He said both of his sisters received degrees from BC, and it’s where he earned his PhD. • Joe Devlin, MSW’49, has been doing pretty well in rehab at St. Patrick’s

Manor in Framingham—he has had a severe back problem—and is getting around a bit to visit his sister, who lives next door. He’s also not far from his son in Wellesley. Joe was a clinical social worker, and he also taught at BU Medical School for many years. He was an avid golfer and got started as many in the PGA tour did—by caddying at Boston’s challenging George Wright course. He’d enjoy hearing from classmates; you can reach him at 617-910-8882. • John J. Brady, recently of Naples, FL, died on Christmas Day. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury. Jack and Ed Brady ’50, who is the correspondent for his class and provided this information, were double first cousins and lived at the same Roslindale address for 40 years. Jack was a CPA; he was with Peat Marwick for many years and later, the tax manager at Keystone Custodian Funds. He was a member of the Norfolk Golf Club. Jack also maintained a sporting interest in Standardbred horses and was an owner.

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Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168

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Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773 We were sorry to hear that Eileen, wife of Al DeVito, died on December 31, 2012. Also, several of our classmates have died since our last class notes column: Francis J. Duffin, Philip S. Hagen, William V. Palladino, Robert J. Sherer, and Bernard F. Travers. Francis Duffin died on August 31, 2012. Frank came to BC in 1940, interrupting his studies during World War II to serve in the Army Infantry as a sergeant in the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division; he was awarded a Purple Heart Medal, a Bronze Star, and a Combat Infantry Badge. After the war, he returned to BC to complete his degree and then joined the FBI as a special agent. After retiring in 1975, he served as chairman of the Pan Am Chapter of the ex-FBI Agents of Miami. Frank leaves his wife, Virginia; four children; two sisters; and six grandchildren. • Philip Hagen, predeceased by Claire, his wife of 43 years, died on November 9, 2012. A graduate of Cheverus High School, he spent his career in finance and insurance. Philip is survived by 3 children and 10 grandchildren. A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth, where he was an active parishioner. • William Palladino died on November 17, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Rachel; his son, Richard; and his brother, James. He leaves his daughter Mary Ann Barrucci and his brother Msgr. Alfonso Palladino ’39, MA’46, of Boston. A funeral Mass was held at St. Joseph Church in Wakefield. • Robert Sherer, MA’50, JD’56, died on October 19. Husband of the late Elaine, he is survived by

children Carl and Adina Sherer of Jerusalem, Israel, and Eli and Ann Sherer of Madison, CT; nine grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Shiva was observed in Israel and in Connecticut. • Bernard Travers died on October 14, having survived Mary Patricia, his wife of 49 years, by six years. He leaves three children and seven grandchildren. Bernard served in the Army Air Force in World War II in the European Theater and was awarded a Bronze Star, a Combat Infantry Badge, a Presidential Unit Citation with two Palms, and a European Theater Ribbon with two battle stars. Bernard was captured in November 1944 in Germany and was a prisoner of war at Stalag XIB, Stalag 2A, and later Kommando 6B; he was liberated in May 1945. After the war, he returned to complete his degree at BC. • Congratulations on surviving the blizzard of 2013!

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Correspondent: John J. Carney 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 We are writing these class notes just two weeks after the great blizzard of 2013, called Nemo. • I heard from Sahag Dakesian, MS’51, recently. He is comfortably ensconced in his new home in Hudson, which makes it difficult for us to see him as often as we had before. • I had the good fortune of getting together with Peter Rogerson and Jack Waite, MA’51. We talked about affairs of the class and also mentioned the possibility of meeting with Ernie Ciampa and others who might be interested in having a memorial Mass for our class in late May. • My wife, Madelyn, and I were pleased to have the chance to see, on the big screen, the movie Lincoln at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. It was a great film, with an outstanding performance by Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. I urge all who have an interest in American history to see this portrayal. We are reminded of the continuing difficulties faced by the president when in conflict with the legislature. • As I was chatting with Jack and Peter, there were several names that came up under the question,

Where are they now? We wondered especially about folks like Jake Emmons, Ed Tedesco, Al Cass, and Ted McCarthy, who now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. As I noted in class notes in the Fall 2009 issue, Ted had a very interesting and stimulating career. After graduating with us from BC, he served in Korea and rose from private to lieutenant. He later graduated from Georgetown Law School and practiced law for the federal government. These days, Ted devotes much of his time to helping homeless people who live by the side of Highway 581 in East Oakland. Having spent some time years ago in the Carthusian Order, Ted feels strongly about the spiritual direction of the administration of our alma mater. • In January, Chip Kelly—the son of E. Paul Kelly, JD’60—then head football coach at the University of Oregon, which played in the championship game, was selected as the coach of the NFL’s Eagles; Philadelphia looks forward to an outstanding season with its new head coach. We wish you well, Chip, and thank you very much, Paul, for sharing the good news. • Please keep us informed of any news about the Class of ’49. Stay in touch! • AMDG.

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Correspondent: Ed Brady 27 Lane Drive Norwood, MA 02062; 781-762-2889 We begin with sad news: Classmate and former University Librarian Thomas F. O’Connell died on January 3. After serving in the Army Air Force during World War II, Tom earned a master’s in library science at Columbia University. He began his career at Harvard’s Widener Library and also served as library director at York University in Toronto before coming to the Heights in 1975. In his 10-year tenure at BC, he was greatly applauded for his efforts to modernize and expand the University’s library collections and facilities. • Edward F. Donovan Jr. passed away on November 15, 2012, in Raleigh, NC. Ed and Bob Lupien ’52 were fellow parishioners at St. Raphael the Archangel in Raleigh. Bob recalls that Ed was a devoted golfer and a proud member of their “Holy




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class notes Hackers,” a group of Catholic guys in North Raleigh. Bob writes: “Ed was a wonderful person who represented Boston College with distinction. A longtime IBM executive, he spent his retirement doing charitable work and taking care of others. He loved spinning tales of growing up in Cambridge, down the street from Tip O’Neill ’36, and, as a teenager, working at Fenway for his beloved Red Sox.” • Arthur R. “Marty” Martorano Jr. of North Chelmsford died on November 16, 2012, after a long illness. • Frank J. Realin has authored a book, Diving Deep: How to Find Truth in a Sea of Lies, Bias, Spin, Scams, and Fraud, which is planned for publication this summer. • If you would like to play some golf with your classmates and have not already spoken with Gerry Daly, call him immediately at 508-760-3969 regarding our annual golf outing. It is always a grand time, as the only thing outnumbering the Eagles on the course is the bogeys! • A personal notice from Ed Brady: Due to deteriorating eyesight, I am compelled to search for a new class correspondent to write this column. Please call me at 781-762-2889 if you can help.

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NC 1950–53 reunion year Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 Alas, I have no news to report. I have the very good fortune of being able to spend a good deal of my time helping to care for my threemonth-old twin granddaughters. Some of you are probably doing more exciting things, so let’s hear from you!

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Correspondent: James Derba Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502 I received a great response to my recent email note; many thanks to all who wrote! • Bill Carey retired from commercial lines management after 36 years with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. A longtime resident of West Barnstable, he is now living at Brooksby Village retirement community in Peabody. • Kay and Rudy Sacco have been married for 60 years and have 8 children and 18 grandchildren. A retired judge, Rudy is a member of two boards in Berkshire County, one serving the physically disabled, the other, dealing with substance and alcohol abuse. He also hosts a local TV program, Your Italian Heritage; owns the Bucksteep Manor, an inn in the town of Washington; and enjoys international travel. • Bob Jepsen, MBA’70, wrote in while enjoying 24 inches of snow in Neponset! • Jack Holland retired 18 years ago. He and wife Ann are leading the good life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and are proud of their extended family of 27. Jack writes: “Irish Catholic boy from BC makes good!” • Pauline Breen writes that her husband, Alfred Breen,

passed away in 2007. Al taught in the Milton school system and lived in Jamaica Plain for 75 years before moving to Fuller Village in Milton. • Phil Dolan is happy living on Amelia Island, FL; playing golf; swimming; trap and skeet shooting; and working part-time as a golf-course ranger and starter. • Charlie Hagan retired from TRW in 1991. After eight years in Baja California and three years in Vero Beach, FL, he and his wife discovered Borrego Springs (70 miles east of San Diego), where they now live. • Alan Keiran, MBA’71, came to BC with our class but left to serve in the Navy. He saw combat in Korea, flying a Douglas dive bomber, before returning to finish his last two years at BC. Alan retired from Digital Equipment in 1993 and, in the following year, left the Boston area to join his three daughters in Colorado. A year ago last summer, one of their daughters drove Alan and his wife back east; they spent a week at the beach in New Hampshire, where they enjoyed reunions with two of their sons and the rest of their family. Alan writes: “Now that 20 years of retirement are behind me, I can say that they have been glorious.” • I am sure we all enjoyed reading about our classmates. There are a lot more who can still contact us. Do it! Friends have often asked why I bother to do this. It is so pleasing, so gratifying, to read notes from our classmates expressing their love for Boston College and Catholic education. Whatever they taught us, it worked.

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Correspondent: Frank McGee 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 Sadly, I report the death of Bob Callahan in Norwalk, CT, on January 1. He was truly one of the great success stories in the history of Boston College. Bob came from humble beginnings. He attended Norwalk High School, where he was president of his class and also an outstanding athlete. He came to BC on a football scholarship and distinguished himself as a member of the football team for four years. After graduating, he was recruited by the Chicago Bears, but rather than pursuing a professional football career, he went to Fordham Law School. After passing the Connecticut Bar, Bob returned to Norwalk, opening an office above his father’s plumbing shop. He later served as a prosecutor and as a member of the Norwalk City Council before being appointed to the Circuit Court bench and then to the Superior Court. Because of his outstanding performance, in 1985 he was elevated to the Connecticut Supreme Court as an associate justice, and in 1996, he was named chief justice. Bob Richards, JD’55, was a good friend and a football teammate of the chief justice, and in his own right, he distinguished himself by rising to the position of senior partner in the prestigious Boston law firm Hale & Dorr. When you met Bob Callahan for the first time, you instantly recognized him as a quiet guy whom God blessed with an enormous amount of integrity and wisdom. Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy. They were married 54 years ago. Also surviving are 54 class notes

his eight children and many grandchildren. As I was about to press the “send” tab on my computer, thereby dispatching this column to the printer, I decided unilaterally, without prior consultation with anyone, to award posthumously the “Class of 1952 Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree” to Chief Justice Robert Callahan for simply living the Catholic life, rendering service to others, thereby personifying everything Boston College stands for.

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reunion year class participation goal: 186 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 Dick Horan sent a note to say that 250 people attended the Boston College Mass and brunch at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL, on February 17. Dick and wife Joan went with Claire and Ray Kenney, JD’58. Dick also reported that he saw classmates Jack Meaney, David Lane, Spike Boyle, and Roger Perfetti. He also saw his old buddy from BC High John Holohan. • I recently received a note from classmate John Cheney, who said that one of his new year’s resolutions was to write an update for Boston College Magazine. John recently retired from a career in the construction industry with a specialty trade of fire-protection sprinkler systems. After three years in the military, John found a job through the BC placement bureau. He was hired by a large company in Youngstown, OH, and worked his way up to VP, traveling from Bangor, ME, to San Juan, PR. He eventually left that firm to form his own companies. John and his wife, Carol, have three children who went to BC, Wheaton, and Harvard. John went on to tell about their life in retirement. I have reported his full story under “class notes” on the BC alumni portal. • Classmates, in just a few weeks we will celebrate our 60th Boston College reunion. We look forward to seeing you, whether it has been only a few days or a while since you last visited the campus and renewed acquaintances with your classmates. Class President Bob Willis and the committee have put together events for Saturday, June 1, for our class. We will start with a veterans’ reception at 10:30 a.m., followed by a complimentary reception and anniversary lunch at the Cadigan Alumni Center at 1:00 p.m., and finally, a 4:00 p.m. alumni Mass at St. Ignatius Church. Parking will be at the Cadigan Center, with shuttles to the veterans’ reception and to the Mass. The complimentary reception will offer the regular Class of ’53 menu: open bar, hors d’oeuvres, beef sirloin, seafood Newburg, rice pilaf, Caesar salad, vegetables, dessert, coffee, and tea. A guest speaker will also address the group. Mark your calendar and bring your appetite! • Our 60th-reunion gift campaign is also under way, and as of this writing, more than 35 percent of our class has made a commitment. Our goal is to enlist support from at least 50 percent of our class. A gift of any amount would be appreciated by May 31. Let’s break all 60th reunion records for participation! To make your gift online, visit or call Cathie Concannon at the BC Fund: 617-552-3424.

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Correspondent: John Ford 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 I begin on a sad note: Richard Cullen, Dick Holt MS’56, Paul Lamanna, G. Richard Maloney, and Bob Piro have returned to God—all during the last months of 2012— followed by Fr. Paul Clougherty in January. • I had an opportunity to attend a meeting with BC’s new athletic director, Brad Bates, and head football coach, Steve Addazio. I came away believing that Eagles football is on the way up. Basketball is headed in the right direction as well, with sophomores and freshmen leading the way. • I also had the opportunity to talk with Frank Furtado, Jim Eagan, and Dick Donahue. Frank spent 26 years in the Navy as a destroyer commander and had tours at the Naval War College and NATO. Jim attended the in-town school and spent much of his business career in St. Louis. He was in packaging graphics with companies such as Rexall and AnheuserBusch. Jim is a model railroading fan and has been to Ireland 20 times. Dick, unfortunately, has been dealing with a health issue but hopes to soon have it behind him. He once owned a Ballantine beer franchise and worked for a national cleaning contractor until he established his own cleaning business. • I saw Billy Maguire at the BC–Yale hockey game. • Tom Lane of Orange, CT, was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. The award presentation read in part: “Lane was an accomplished player … but his election to the Hall of Fame mostly reflects his behind-the-scenes support of the game. His dignity, enthusiasm, and hard work over the decades have made him an important ambassador of the game.” Congratulations, Tom! • We have two events planned: a luncheon at the Coonamessett Inn, in Falmouth, on May 22 and the annual memorial Mass and brunch on Sunday, November 10. Invitations will be forthcoming. Lou Totino, MBA’65, is arranging the November event and can be reached at 781-329-9612 for further information.

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Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 At Christmas, I received greetings from Mary Magdalen, OSC; Dotty Englert Ward; Evie Higgins Beveridge; Maureen Cohalan Curry; Helen Ward Sperry  Mannix;  and Lucille Joy Becker. I look forward to hearing from other classmates in the new year. • Delma Sala Fleming emailed from Puerto Rico about her great Christmas. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren arrived to celebrate the holidays.  The family “chefs” prepared their distinctive dishes.  They spent the New Year’s holiday aboard their boat.  Delma

mentioned that when they were fishing in a small runabout, a 13-foot hammerhead shark “came too close for comfort, chasing a manta ray.” • It is with great sadness that I tell you of the death of our classmate Nancy Lutes Stelzel, of Las Vegas, on October 16, 2012.  In 1952, Nancy graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Bridgeport before she received her BS from Newton College. She earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign in 1978. According to, Nancy worked as a social worker, nurse, teacher, and health underwriter. She enjoyed music, reading, the theater, traveling, and, most of all, “spending time with her family and friends.” She is survived by three sons and a daughter.  Please keep Nancy and her family in your prayers. • Maureen Cohalan Curry was at home in Bristol, RI, during the February  blizzard, with no power and surrounded by two feet of snow, so she wrote me a note about her hectic, but fun, Christmas holidays.  The weekend before Christmas, Maureen celebrated with family in Annapolis, and then on Christmas Day, she was with her son in Rhode Island. • Mary Evans Bapst, in Geneva, Switzerland, emailed that she was again asked to give the RCIA teaching on the Eucharist to her parish’s Easter catechumens. Mary remarked: “Based on guess who? Thomas Aquinas— remember him?”  Mary celebrated Easter in the new, larger venue of her parish, which is the only English-speaking Roman Catholic parish in the Geneva area. • Lucille Joy Becker is working on a new project: She is writing the stories of her father’s life—growing up in Ireland, then coming to Connecticut and becoming a successful businessman. Lucille is doing it for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, so this family history will not be lost.

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Correspondent: Marie Kelleher 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 Despite the new technologies (please note my new email address), the telephone remains my favorite means of communication. It is such a joy to hear the voice of a friend and classmate. Janet Bragger Borg was the source of such joy when she called one afternoon. As we chatted, she shared the news that she had gone to Prince Edward Island with son Jeff, daughter Lisa, and granddaughters Talia and Hannah to visit relatives of her mother’s. While there, Jeff did a family search and found a cousin they didn’t know existed.  • Barbara Wincklhofer Wright reports that she is completing her work as a consultant on the Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom project for the AARP Center to Champion Nursing in America.  Barbara was named a  New Jersey Living Legend Nurse last year and is a volunteer editor for New Jersey Nurse.  • Marguerite Blais Dannemiller welcomed her sixth great-grandchild in August.  Sadly, son Jim’s wife, Peggy, died in January after a long illness. • Five of our classmates have begun their eternal lives since my last column.  Paul Killion WCAS’55 and Jim

Martin both died on October 28, and Mary DeCoste Daly, MS’61, died on November 22. Bishop John (Kallos) of Amorion was also in heaven for Christmas. Bishop John was the first American-born bishop in the Greek Orthodox Church.  Giles Mosher passed away peacefully in his home on February 12. Giles was the former president and CEO of BayBank and vice chairman emeritus of Bank of America. He was also a longtime Trustee of Boston College. I hope knowing that their loved ones celebrated Easter with the risen Christ will bring their families comfort and peace.

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Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 During Christmas week in 2012, I received an email message from Pat Byrne Jacobs, saying she and one of her five sons were in Port Washington visiting a son who lives here. Although she was not able to visit me, she gave me some news in her email message. It was such a pleasant surprise to hear from her. She said that she had attended the religious freedom Mass at the Basilica in Washington DC on July 4. She also planned to participate in the right to life march in January. Pat is an active substitute teacher and says she “enjoys puttering” in her garden and in her house, and that she had a “wonderful pilgrimage to Spain in October with a Christendom College group.” • Pat Leclaire Mitchell often sends email messages or calls me to tell about her trips to Jericho, VT, to visit her daughter Maria and family, who are active year-round in sports, especially hockey. Pat recently saw Maria Hanlon, daughter of Mary Nolan Hanlon, who died on February 21. The five Hanlon children got together and reminisced about their mother. • I am happy to relate my recent conversation with Mary Laird Flanagan, who also lives in Port Washington. She and husband Bob, who have lived here for 40 years, have three children and two grandchildren. They see Lee Rand McGrady Burne in Nantucket every summer. • Mary Chisholm Sullivan welcomed her 27th grandchild, born in January to daughter Katie, who lives in New York. Congratulations to all! • I continue my involvement in the Ministry of Consolation in our former parish as well as our present parish, helping families plan funerals. • I would be glad to receive news from more of our classmates.

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Correspondent: Steve Barry 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 We had 48 classmates at our Christmas Mass, brunch, and Chorale concert in December. Fr. Ray Helmick, brother of my wife, Marie ’55, said Mass before the brunch.  • Our class committee is considering a trip this fall.

class notes Possible destinations include New York City to see the Rockettes (John Mahaney, MBA’65, is exploring the possibility); the Syracuse football game, with dinner at Coleman’s Pub; and Montreal. We’re also considering some local activities, including the Army game here and a game watch at the Cadigan Alumni Center, where we had an excellent time last fall for the Wake Forest game. • Tom Sheehan’s new mystery novel, Murder at the Forum, was published in January. Set in the Montreal Forum, it combines hockey action with a plot about a French secret society becoming active in Canada. The publisher is interested in two more novels and a sports package. This release follows three other novels—Vigilantes East, Death for the Final Receiver (an NFL mystery), and An Accountable Death—and four collections of short stories/ memoirs: A Collection of Friends; From the Quickening; Epic Cures; and Brief Cases, Short Spans. Still busy in his 85th year, Tom keeps in high gear, often writing 1,000 words a day, and has more than 325 stories published in the Rope and Wire Western Short Stories series (and he’s never been on a horse). His work has also appeared in five print issues of Rosebud magazine and in six issues of The Linnet’s Wings (out of Galway, Ireland), among others.  • Sadly we pass along word of several illnesses and deaths.  Marie and I joined Carolyn Ann Kenney Foley, Claire Hoban McCormack, and Carol Hines Gleason in presenting a BC throw to Fr. Ray Helmick at the Campion Center in Weston. During the renovations at St. Mary’s Hall on campus, he fell, breaking an ankle and tearing a muscle. His leg is now immobilized in a splint, and when it has healed sufficiently, he will begin therapy. Arthur Reilly and Ernestine Bolduc have been ill. John Harney, PhL’60, MEd’63, reported that Bob Connor was very ill; we were sorry to learn that Bob passed away on January 15. Also, Ralph Good, JD’61, died on January 23.  Claire Hoban McCormack said that Janet Corcoran Coe died on November 30. Peter Colleary reported that Paul Foucre, MA’59, died on November 26, and we also learned that  Dan Gearty died on January 16. Please keep these classmates and their families in your prayers.  •  A reminder: You can log on to the BC alumni portal to read and post news of accomplishments, travel, retirement, etc. 

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Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163

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Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 Winter was very harsh this year. John Harrington recently had a knee replacement at New England Baptist Hospital. Bill Cunningham continues to do well after his checkup in February. Thomas McDonald, distinguished class board member for many years, passed away on November 28, 2012, after a long illness. The Alumni Association honored Tom with the Award of Excellence in Commerce in 1993. Tom was injured in a diving accident in 1966, and although quadriplegic, he remained active, establishing the Thomas P. McDonald Insurance Agency of West Quincy in 1975. A man of character and determination, he was a generous, caring, and loving human being to all he touched. • Peg Kenney, MA’59, a full professor and assistant to the director of the Boston College Mathematics Institute, plans to retire at the end of the 2013 academic year. She was honored with numerous awards and citations during her outstanding professional career. The class extends its best wishes to you, Peg, for much good health and happiness. • The 62nd annual Laetare celebration was held on March 10. There will be other events later this spring and beyond, including a golf outing, a lobster bake at Mahoney’s in Falmouth, and a football event. Details will be announced soon. • Your prayers are kindly requested for Paul O’Leary’s wife, Kathy, who is recovering from a stroke last August; Jim Turley; and others who are ill at this time. • I have just learned of the death of a longtime wonderful friend and Double Eagle—our classmate and BC High Class of ’53 alumnus—Francis P.

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Lemieux, on March 1. The class extends its condolences to his family, and also to the families of John P. Keelan, Edward F. Caliendo, and Barry W. Murphy, who died in October 2012; James H. Frame, MBA’66, who passed away in November; and Mario J. Biancuzzo and Francis B. Driscoll, both of whom died on December 6. May they all rest in peace. • Just a reminder to remit your class dues in the amount of $25 to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, at 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746. • Last but not least, I hope you all received the congratulatory letter University President William P. Leahy, SJ, sent out to the great Class of 1957 for their loyalty and support over the years. Let’s keep up the good work! • Ad majorem Dei gloriam: for the greater glory of God.

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Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre Mary Winslow Poole continues to teach literature classes of her “own devising” at the Lifelong Learning Institute at American University. “Lots of preparation time but lots of fun,” says Mary. She and husband John divide their time between DC and Center Sandwich, NH, where Mary spent summers with her artist mother many years ago. • Neil and Joan Hanlon Curley continue their elected positions on the Collier County (FL) Republican Executive Committee with much success in electing Trey Radel for U.S. Congress. Travel included a trip to attend a niece’s wedding in Philadelphia just before the big storm. • Vin and Vinnie Murray Burns divide their time between Florida and Wayne, ME. They suggest that our next reunion be in Wayne. (It’s up there, but lovely—at least in summer! Check out the website Focus in Wayne to see pictures and read about their sustainable community.) Vin is still rooting for one of nine grandchildren to attend Holy Cross—but not yet! • Molly McHugh O’Grady hosted a tea for Long Island Newton alumnae, with Stella Clark O’Shea NC’60 catering. Molly’s recovery from shoulder surgery must be progressing. • Bill, MS’59, and Kate McCann Benson moved to a retirement community in Hanover, NH, near their daughter, but they still spend time in Florida and Waterville Valley. • Paul, JD’66, and Cathy Connolly Beatty hosted Tim Smith and Bob McLaughlin (NC’57’s loyal widowers) at their home on Beacon Hill, along with Frank and Lucille Saccone Giovino and George LeMaitre ’55 and me. It’s so much fun telling old out-of-school tales on each other. • Chris and Liz Doyle Eckl and Dave and Ellie Pope Clem have the luxury of enjoying dinner together in their Virginia neighborhood—aren’t they lucky! • Barbara Lowe Eckel, MSW’59, helped Norma Parachmont McCarthy NC’55 celebrate her 80th birthday in Fort Lauderdale and followed up with a Caribbean cruise. By coincidence, the Jesuit on the ship was the very one instrumental in Barbara’s attending Newton from Jamaica 60 years ago! Barbara just recovered from a tough bout of shingles but is doing well. • Janet Black Rohan hosted Dick and Carol McCurdy Regenauer on their way to Florida. Janet was then off to Dublin with three daughters to visit a granddaughter who is

in school there. Janet lives in Hilton Head, SC, but in summer is back in Connecticut to be near six of her eight children. • Finally, please let me know if you would like to join me as co-correspondent for this column. Meanwhile, keep news coming and relay any email addresses you might know so we can stay in contact with our classmates. Maybe we can plan an annual dinner in Boston—last year was so much fun, why wait another five?

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reunion year class participation goal: 334 Correspondent: David Rafferty 2296 Ashton Oaks Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 Many thanks to Bea (Capraro) Busa for doing an excellent job chairing our very successful Florida luncheon held in February at the Stonebridge Country Club in Naples with more than 51 in attendance. She was ably assisted by her loving husband, Tony ’59. Following are tidbits of information from classmates present at the luncheon. Mary Ann and Bob Moll are enjoying their new condo in North Falmouth on the Cape. Kay (Griffin) Leonard spends seven months in Naples and five months in Kennebunkport, ME. The best of both worlds! Brenda (Reilly) Malloy, MS’60, is now a full-time Florida resident. It was great to see Cynthia Plumb and Don Agnetta, Lynne and Paul Dolan, and Claire (Malis) ’59 and Paul Kingston—all hailing from Milton. Gail and Bill Sweeney were sitting with Marilyn and Leo McCarthy. Regular attendees missing this year were Jack Horrigan, Jim McCusker, Denny Maher, Frank Meissner, and Jack Nee MBA’66. Cecilia (Canniff) Doherty still lives in Toledo, OH, and spends time visiting 11 grandchildren between Chicago and Bethesda, MD. It was great to see Tom Lane, who keeps busy taking care of his 12 grandchildren—but only those who are not yet teenagers. Emily Daley, the granddaughter of Janet and Mike Daley, recently committed to Boston College as a member of the Class of 2017. She was recruited by many colleges but chose BC and will be a member of the women’s basketball team. Tom Lynch introduced his wife, Joan (Driscoll) ’57, who published her first book, Women of the Passion: A Novel. More than 2,400 copies of the book have been distributed so far. Paul Fennell came up from Orlando, escorting his dancing partner, Jeannie Payne. Paul’s son Dan ’91 retired after 21 years with the Marines. His last position was commanding officer of a Marine Air Control Squadron. Like father, like son! It was great to see Bernardine Strom. She was visiting a friend in Naples, and we (yours truly, Paul Fennell and Jeannie, and Bea and Tony Busa) ran into her the night before the luncheon in BRAVO! restaurant. • Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our 55th Reunion Weekend May 31–June 2. Also, the Class of 1958 summer luncheon will be held at the Wianno Club in Osterville on the Cape on Thursday, August 8. • Please, let me hear from you! If it were not for the Florida luncheon, I would have had nothing to report. • Don’t forget your class dues. Please send $25 to our class treasurer, Jack “Mucca” McDevitt, at 28 Cedar Road, Medford, MA 02155.

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NC 1958 reunion year Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 The Newton College Class of ’58 is seeking a new correspondent. If you would like to write for class notes, please contact Betsy McLain, class notes editor, at the above address.

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Correspondent: George Holland 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 Correspondent: Robert Latkany 203-354-6200 Jane and Jack Flynn have now retired from the University of the South, in Sewanee, TN, and live on campus in this lovely college town. They have done some traveling, mostly in Europe, but this past year, they stayed pretty much in the United States, except for a trip to Montreal. They visited their daughters in Maryland and California and watched granddaughter Chloe play two parts in Dos Passos’s USA. The play included a dance in the style of Isadora Duncan, which Chloe choreographed. The talented young lady also had a lead in Pirates of Penzance. Young Philip, another grandchild, portrayed a Russian dancer and a mouse in The Nutcracker and a boy in Oscar Wilde’s Canterville Ghost, his first professional play. Some of the Flynns’ travels included Naples, FL, and the Adirondacks in New York and Vermont with daughter Suzanne, where they did much sightseeing. They also enjoyed trips to Sedona and to one of my favorite venues, the beautiful San Juan Islands, between Washington State and Vancouver Island. • As for yours truly, Bob Latkany: Our youngest son, Bob, lives six houses down from us with four of our nine grandkids. On November 5, the family welcomed little Bobby (the three of us have different middle names). Bob’s wife, Barbara Lock, is a doctor and the daughter of James Lock, the well-known cardiologist-in-chief at Boston Children’s Hospital. Bob is the founder and director of the Dry Eye Clinic at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and in 2007, he wrote a book, The Dry Eye Remedy, which was well received by the Wall Street Journal, Prevention magazine, AARP Magazine, and Reader’s Digest, among others.

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Correspondents: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey and Patty O’Neill 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405 It is with great sadness that we report the loss of our classmate Kathleen Kingston Lawlor, MA’63, in December 2012. Kathleen was a very accomplished and devoted class member. She

was actively involved in many class activities throughout the years, and she was particularly helpful with our reunions. In addition, she participated in many Irish cultural and community events, along with tutoring immigrants in math for many years. Kathleen will be greatly missed. We send our deepest sympathy to her husband, John, and her entire family. • The Naples-area Newton College alumnae are looking forward to a March luncheon hosted by Bonnie (Walsh) Stoloski at Eagle Creek Country Club. It will be a gala occasion for reminiscing and reviving old friendships for all who attend. • Our annual Lenten Wednesdays of the Guild of the Holy Spirit have been special occasions, both spiritual and social. William Russell, SJ, our spiritual director, and the inspirational speakers have made our weekly sessions so worthwhile. It’s been nice seeing Honey (Good) McLaughlin, Joanne (O’Connor) Hynek, and Gini (Little) Waterman-Casey. • Many thanks for continuing to fill our column. Any news updates are most welcome! • May everyone enjoy a delightful summer of rest and recreation.

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Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Correspondent: Peter Johnson Outrage! Did you read the Winter issue highlighting Greycliff Hall, ostensibly the first women’s dormitory, in 1962? The true pioneers were our own women of 1750 Beacon St., who were ignored. Sally Stearns Healy NC’60 is going to respond to this cruel oversight. • Carolyn Duffy Winer, Jack McNealy, and several other alums were on a mission in January to Mustard Seed Community in Jamaica, which serves abandoned and severely handicapped children. They are looking for volunteers for 2014. More later. • Tom Cunnally writes, “I plan to see the USA after living in California since 1961.” In California, Tom was engaged in the military and in the aerospace industry. He is now looking forward to seeing his classmates from both BC High and Boston College and to spending some time with friends and family, including his two grandchildren who attended his 50th BC reunion in 2010. • Ken Cahill writes: “I so enjoy Boston College Magazine. However, this last issue so vividly points out how ‘long in the tooth’ we are becoming. Far from throwing in the towel, lovely Terry keeps pace with me walking, cycling, and engaging in volunteer endeavors. Also we are iPad experts! We try to make it to campus from North Kingston, RI, once a year or so for BC games. See you at the 55th!” • Thank you, so many, for your prayers. Gotta run. I double-parked my hearse.

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Correspondent: Sally O’Connell Healy 4061 Cape Cole Boulevard Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Greetings! Your Florida snowbird friends are

class notes enjoying the season and looking forward to visits from some northerners, including John and Carol Johnson Cardinal, John and Kathleen McDermott Kelsh, John ’60 and Carole Ward McNamara, and Ed ’52 and Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly. The locals attended the BC Mass and brunch in February in Naples, and Fr. Leahy greeted them. Snowbirds and visitors plan to go to other luncheons in Naples—the Sacred Heart luncheon in February and the Newton luncheon on March 23, hosted by Bonnie Walsh Stoloski ’59. Kathy, Carole, and Pat McCarthy Dorsey had a wonderful week in Puerto Rico with four other high school friends in February. • Pat Winkler Browne and Stella Clark O’Shea are planning the Newton Long Island tea in Garden City in April, hosted by Molly McHugh O’Grady NC’57. Pat will once again organize the Newton tea in the Washington DC area. Husband Dick gave a wonderful party for Pat’s 75th birthday at the Cosmos Club in DC. Her children and spouses, all her siblings, and some nieces and nephews attended. • Rosemary Roche Hobson recently completed an RSCJ post-Katrina mission in New Orleans with Anne Byrne, RSCJ. Hosted by the St. Bernard’s Project, the volunteer group was called Nuns Build: 30 nuns from various parts of the country and 40 laypeople gathered for a week of activities designed to help people still not back in their homes. Rosemary and Anne installed insulation and hung wallboard. While they were there, they celebrated the homecoming of a family. Rosemary stayed at Duchesne House, which was opened by the RSCJs to house both high school students (some from a Sacred Heart school) and college students who want to participate in the rebuilding of New Orleans. Rosemary lives in Coventry, RI. A busy lady, she volunteers at the Providence zoo, the local library, and other organizations, and she is also an active RSCJ associate. • We received the sad news of Dolores Demers Ferdon’s death on January 20 in a hospice in Cambridge after a long battle with cancer. Her funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Church in Fall River. She was being treated at Dana-Farber and also at her home in Dana Point, CA. She never lost hope. Dee studied at Seton Hill College in Pennsylvania for two years before transferring to Newton. After graduating, she became a math teacher. She received a master’s degree in special education from the University of Michigan and was a career teacher. Along the way, she also had an antiques business and an apron business, among several enterprises. Early in her career, she worked in New York City and roomed with Joanne Stuart, MEd’69. Dee had reconnected with Newton classmates about 10 years ago and regularly visited with them when she was on the East Coast. Dee was predeceased by her sister Louise Demers Noble NC’68, MEd’80. Louise’s husband, Bob, was a great help to Dee. She is survived by three sisters, four nephews, a niece, cousins, and many loving friends. She will also be missed by her prayer group and her book club in California. Our class had a Mass said for Dee at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Pine Island, FL. Berenice Hackett Davis, Brenda Koehler Laundry (Dee’s roommate at Newton and later in Chicago), and I attended. • Dot Radics McKeon’s husband, Bill, and Mickey Mahon MacMillan’s

husband, Donnie, both need prayers for medical problems. Mickey sent me a picture of their 50th wedding anniversary party last fall on the Cape. What a handsome family—and Mickey the most beautiful one of all. • In November, Sally Heffernan Anderson’s eldest granddaughter was married in California. Sally is retired and lives in Scottsdale, AZ. • Kevin and I are thrilled to have a great-grandson, Sheamus O’Connell, the son of our granddaughter Morgan and her husband, Dan. • Have a lovely spring, and stay in touch.

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Correspondent: John Ahearn 872 Massachusetts Avenue #407 Cambridge, MA 02139 In February, Ed O’Connor appeared on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow. He was on the last of three episodes taped in Boston and appeared 38 minutes into the hour-long show. • Joseph King went on to earn a PhD in physics from BC after graduation. He joined NASA at the Goddard Flight Center, where he has been for 35 years, and he continues to enjoy his work there. Joseph resides in Maryland. • Dick Johnson taught English and Latin after graduation. He retired from his second career of 30 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Boston and Wellesley. He enjoys ballroom dancing and is also active in his church. Dick is a strong believer in the power of prayer after winning his battle with cancer four times. • Vin Foley joined our class as a veteran of the Korean War. As one of the older students, he married and had his first child during our junior year, and he and his wife went on to have nine more. He enjoys his children and 16 grandchildren. After graduation, Vin worked for Corporate Testing and RCA. He has been retired from Gillette for 10 years. • We regret to report the death of John V. Donovan in December. John earned his BC degree in economics and went on to the University of Virginia. After many years of teaching economics at the University of New Hampshire, he began a second career in economic development, working for the Commonwealth of Virginia on a project in central Appalachia. He, together with his wife, had also been active in the YMCA before her death of cancer 10 years ago. • Judith Scalzi O’Donnell taught English in the Army in Germany and later on Long Island. She met and married our classmate John O’Donnell in New York City. Together they founded a very successful business for nonprofit organizations with offices in New York, London, and many European cities. John died a number of years ago, and Judith is now married to an artist, Tim Corkery. Judith is currently in her third career: restoring historic properties in Providence, RI. • George Pope worked for Merrill Lynch in Boston and retired after 34 years from the London office. He has been active in Cohasset town government and enjoys playing golf. Both he and his wife are helping to raise their twin grandchildren. 58 class notes

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NC 1961

Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064

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Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 In December, Kevin Leary, chairman and CEO of VPNE Parking Solutions, received the Richard D. Armstrong, Jr., Service Award from Catholic Charities of Boston at its annual Christmas dinner at the Seaport Hotel, and Jack MacKinnon received the St. Ignatius Award from BC High for service to the school and the community. We extend congratulations to both our classmates! • Cliff ’61 and Margie Dooley Hoey hosted a Cape Cod wedding last summer for their son John and his California bride, Jocelyn. Very shortly thereafter, Margie took her two grandchildren, Erin (18) and Andrew (17) MacDonald, on a trip to Ireland. (Their mother, Patti Hoey MacDonald, is BC’85.) They were fortunate to see her grandfather’s birthplace in Glin, County Limerick, and by some great stroke of Irish luck, they also met 28 second cousins who had gathered at the family home for a relative’s funeral! • At this year’s annual class Christmas get-together at Bob Murray’s Boston residence, we learned that our classmate Kevin Doyle had just performed a feature role in the world premiere of the musical Paragon Park. The show was written, scored (with 18 original songs), and produced in Boston with 20 performances sold out prior to opening night. It won the New England Theatre Conference’s Moss Hart Award for best production, Community Theatre Division, for 2012. This was Kevin’s fourth musical production with the Company Theatre. His other shows included the award-winning musicals Ragtime and Big River. He has been performing in musicals for 10 years. • Bobbi and Gerry Phillips live in Laguna Beach, CA, where Gerry continues to have an active law practice. Missing classmates and the culture of Boston College, they travel east from time to time. • After retiring as senior executive VP and CFO of SBC Communications, Don Kiernan now works as a private investor and serves on the boards of several public companies. He and wife Pat reside in Naples. They have two children living in San Antonio. • Trish and I walked the campus yesterday, a beautiful, sunny day, and thought of you and Reunion. The landscaping around Stokes Hall is taking shape, and St. Mary’s renovations have begun. • Take care and please be in touch.

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NC 1962

Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043 As I write this, we are having yet another nor’easter in less than a week. This winter in the Northeast has driven many New Englanders south for a reprieve. The nice part of these trips is that we are catching up with classmates along the way. On her whirlwind trip around Florida, hitting Huntington Beach, Port Charlotte, and Naples, MaryLynn Fleming Liverzani stopped to visit Judy Pizzarello Bishop in Miami Beach. Following in a similar whirlwind fashion, Janet Richmond Latour and I plan to leave in mid-February for Florida, taking a week to get there, staying two weeks on Siesta Key with lots of other classmates, and taking a week to drive home. On the way down or back we plan to see Toni Lilly Roddy, Barbara Jones, Anne Crowley Kelly, Barbara Fortunato Hurley, and you never know who else along the way. Anne Gallagher Murphy has once again organized events during the first two weeks of March: a luncheon in Fort Myers at Pat Beck Klebba’s golf club, a boat cruise in Sarasota, and a dinner party at Holly Hicok Schroeder’s in Osprey. If you are interested in being included on our email list for these annual events, please contact Anne or me. • Just before Christmas 2012, Jayne Murray CareyPeterson lost her husband, Jerry, and in early February, Ann O’Connor Fairbanks’s husband, Dick, passed away at their home in Coconut Grove, FL. On January 1, Mary Hallisey McNamara’s sister Joan died. Several of us were able to attend her very beautiful funeral. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of you and the many others who have lost family this past year. • Maureen Slattery wrote: “We had a wonderful trip to California for two weeks in November to visit with my two San Fran cousins. While there, Germain and I had a delightful lunch with Gerry Wang Huang and Nancy Edmondson Hogan in Palo Alto. Then, they took us on a fascinating tour of the Stanford campus, where we also visited the beautiful Rodin gallery.” • As I reread this, what I am seeing is the way we are all staying more connected. I’m reminded especially of Reunion and the level of comfort we all felt with each other at our Saturday panel—as though graduation ’62 were just yesterday!

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1963 reunion year

class participation goal: 491 Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 By the time you read this column, we should be about to experience our 50th Reunion Weekend: May 31–June 2. The 50th Reunion Committee, under the excellent leadership of Tom McCabe, promises a spectacular celebration! As of this February writing, we have a high number of early-bird registrants, thus ensuring a fine turnout. The committee


fter several years working in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda as a missionary, Vollbrecht directed the mission education program for the Archdiocese of New Orleans for nearly a decade. She returned to field work in 2000, when the Society of the Sacred Heart established a foundation in Verrettes, Haiti. “Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, and conditions were very bad even before the earthquake in 2010. Despite its challenges, Haiti is a proud, beautiful, fascinating country, and sharing life with its people has been an amazing experience,” says Vollbrecht. Religious of the Sacred Heart Sister Judith The sisters established the Timoun Tèt Vollbrecht, NC ’71, recently returned to the United Ansanm center to teach the children of States after twelve years of ministry in Haiti. Verrettes, and they more recently established a training program for teachers. While the heart of their work is in education, Vollbrecht and her colleagues find themselves involved in every area of humanitarian work, including food distribution and medical relief. how have you changed since graduation?

what is one thing everyone should do while at bc?

I have always had a missionary heart, but now I have a much deeper sense of how great are the needs in our world. And I know, too, how great is God’s grace in giving us opportunities to help.

Savor the experience!

what would you do if you were bc president for a day? I’d invite all the children from Boston to campus so they could see what a college experience is like.

read more about judy vollbrecht’s experiences in haiti and her memories of newton college at

all but finalized plans for Reunion Weekend at our December 2012 meeting. Attending, besides chairman Tom, were Jim Norton, Louise Crowley Fox, Doug MacQuarrie, Ann Hurley, Jane Mannix Mullowney, Bill Redgate (from Connecticut), Carol (Donovan) NC’63 and John Levis, Jack Hayes, Steve Garzone, Bill Garvey, Bill Gavin, Tom Ryan, Ed Rae, Frank “the Cat” Catapano, and yours truly, Matt McDonnell JD’66. • I was very sad to hear of the death, on January 27, of Linda G. Jengo, wife of our classmate and 50th Reunion Committee member Peter Jengo.  Peter and Linda resided in Phillipston, where they raised two sons, Michael and Anthony. Linda was a longtime elementary school teacher.  Linda and Peter were scheduled to go on our class Bermuda cruise last May but had to cancel at the last minute due to the onset of her illness.  Sincere class sympathies to Peter and the family. • Also, I heard from Harry Kushigian ’64, reporting that Carl Fliegner, a member of our varsity football team, had passed away on February 4.  After a 12-year career with DuPont, Carl formed his own industrial painting, consulting, and inspecting company, and retired 18 years later to Maryville, TN. Carl is survived by his wife, Debbie; four children; and four

grandchildren. Carl loved staying in touch with his football teammates. Our condolences to Carl’s family.  • I fully appreciate, and look forward to receiving, your email correspondence. Keep those cards and letters coming in! • See you at the 50th!

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NC 1963 reunion year Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 Classmates! In no time now, we’ll be together celebrating our 50th reunion—before you know it, we’ll be packing our bags and checking in. • Before I say another word, thank you to our hardworking committee: Carol Donovan Levis, Marj Dever Shea, Carol Flynn, Jo Egan Maguire MA’72, Mary Pierce Conner Burke, Maureen Lambert Roxe, Judy DeMarco, Anne Gallagher Southwood, Delia Conley Flynn, Maureen Kane Allman, Patty Lyster Vitty, Jane Graham, Mary Ann Cole McLean, and Donna Moran Robbins. As you all know, Carolyn McInerney McGrath has

class notes also worked tirelessly for us. Sadly, Carolyn’s husband, Gerry, became seriously ill, and she had to pull back. Gerry died on February 9. I know you join me in sending our condolences to Carolyn and her family. • As I called around North Carolina for the reunion, I got to chat with several old friends. Alma “Anna” Fortin Wong lives in Asheville, which is a wonderful place to be—in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains—and full of interesting things to do, among them visiting the Highlands Brewing Company, owned by the Wongs. Anna will not be with us for Reunion but sends her best. • Ann McCabe Rives is also a Tar Heel: She is thinking of coming to the reunion if all her old buddies will also be there, so make your plans Katie, Norma, Claire, and Susie! • Connie Schepp Cahill has decided to return to northern Virginia after a few years in North Carolina. She will not be able to attend the reunion: She’s booked on a great tour of the Adriatic. There are few places Connie hasn’t visited; she’d win the globe-trotter prize, hands down! • Nancy Waeber Gleiman, MEd’79, is planning to be with us and will do a nostalgic trip around Newport as well. • I’m looking forward to catching up in person!

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Correspondent: John Moynihan 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 Pat and Dan Bergeron fly a home-built airplane. Pat did the riveting. They’ve flown 57,000 miles, to 22 states. Dan retired from the Army in 1989 after 25 years of active service and subsequently spent 15 years as a school administrator. • Sandra Staffier Curtin traveled to Australia for a month to visit daughter Alison and especially granddaughter Quinn. • Bill Maffie, previously listed as deceased, has found new life with his brandnew red 2013 Corvette. • Penny Whalen Counter met up with roommate Sally Murphy Chadam, who was in Boston for six months while husband John was doing a sabbatical at MIT. • Bart Connelly has been living in Rocky River, OH, for 43 years. He still

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works part-time for the city’s building department. • Ray Bilodeau continues to practice law in Worcester. • Roger Kirwan was inducted into the Xavier High School Hall of Fame, in New York City, for his philanthropy. He has also been generous to BC, endowing a scholarship. • Ken Calabria, MEd’84, has been teaching religious studies for 14 years at Bishop Guertin High in Nashua, NH. Next school year, he will have a new role as parttime assistant campus minister. • Richard Corbett, now retired from Morgan Stanley, is teaching three economics classes at Alamo Community College in Texas. • Liam Craig, son of Betty and the late Bill Craig, MSP’75, appeared at Boston’s Paramount Center in a production of The Servant of Two Masters. In attendance were the families Sawicki, DiMase MEd’66, Smith, Moynihan, and of course Betty. Unfortunately, Winter Storm Nemo prevented Mike Costello and Mike Ford, SJ, MDiv’75, from attending and forced Joan Rapp to postpone her “39th” birthday party, scheduled for the same day. • Mike Ford was in charge of moving the Jesuits from St. Mary’s Hall, which will be renovated over the next two years. Resident members of the Jesuit community have relocated down the street to 2000 Commonwealth Ave. for the interim. • I recently took a stroll through Stokes Hall, BC’s new home for the humanities, named for our classmate and BC Trustee Pat Stokes and his wife. The building, built in the classic English Collegiate Gothic style, features 36 classrooms, the honors library, and a new dining facility. • Ed Cinella died on January 14 after a long illness. A loyal Republican, he served on the Melrose Board of Aldermen from 1979 to 1995. • Are you registered on the BC alumni portal? To update your contact information or to submit news for class notes, log on at

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Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214

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Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte 83 Church Street, No. 1 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Our best wishes to Kathy McVarish Sullivan on her recent marriage to Bill Carpenter. Kathy and Bill are living in Plymouth. • Bruce Gormley emailed with news that his son, Ross, is in his last year at Wesleyan, and his daughter, Maurade, is a physician’s assistant in pediatric oncology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. • We offer our sympathy to the families of our classmates who have died in the past few months: Jane Grainger Daly, Karen Holland, Sandra Maria Cravedi Imprescia, Jan Tonderys, and James Whelan.

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Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Greetings from beautiful Costa Rica, where I am visiting my son Mike ’90 and his family, who recently relocated here from Colorado. • Sheila Sullivan Wilson’s daughter Courtney and family brightened Sheila’s holidays by moving to Millbrook, NY, after having spent the past three years in London.  Courtney and Ian established a foundation, called Give Way to Freedom, that funds projects that counter human trafficking in Thailand, Kenya, and the United States. • Bobbi Lorch Gettelman has two new grandchildren, giving her a total of six.  Bobbi has moved half-time to Sun Valley and travels to Argentina twice a year.  A childhood friend of hers saved all of their correspondence during our Newton years.  Bobbi says, “They are evocative of a different life,” and she had forgotten how much she had learned from all her classmates.  • Margaret Schmitt Schmidt retired from a 20-year real-estate career and celebrated with a trip to southern Africa, including Cape Town and Johannesburg/ Soweto, a three-day safari, and a luxury train ride to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.  Ever the travelers, she and her husband went on a Rhône River cruise last spring and spent time with expat friends who retired to Provence. More recently, they took in Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Prayers to Margaret, who, almost as a postscript, reported that her cancer has returned as bone cancer, and she is back in chemo.  But she says she is “still netting out in the plus column.” • Donna Cianelli is doing great in her new home in Somerville with her amazingly sharp and sweet mother. Donna connected Mary Hoogland Noone and Nancy Philpott Cook, who were vacationing in the same area, and they reunited after 27 years. Nancy and Mary spent an interesting day that included  participation in an emergency-

room “blind study” for comparisons to help with research and diagnosis of head injuries, concussions, strokes, and other brain-related trauma. Sympathy to Mary, who recently lost her oldest sister and a brother-in-law. • Joan Mutty McPartlin is the proud grandmother of twins born days before the writing of this column. • I am updating my class email list and would appreciate your sending a quick message so I know I have your correct address. • Hasta luego!

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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Class of 1966, how are you? If you have news to share, please email it to us at the above address. And if you would like to join our group of correspondents, representing your class in these pages, please contact Betsy McLain, class notes editor, at the above address.

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Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst 333 Atwells Avenue, #211 Providence, RI 02903 Mary Kay Brincko Peterson received a welcome call early in the new year—the Moylan School in Hartford, CT, where she tutored for three years before her husband, Rod, got sick, called and asked her to come back. She is now proudly ensconced there, working with “the dear kindergarteners.  If you get them early enough, they just simply fly!” • One of our classmates discovered an online gem—a copy of From the Maelstrom: A Pilgrim’s Story of Dissent and Survival in the Twentieth Century, by former Newton College professor of history and political science Lubomir Gleiman. You can find it on Google Books. The chapters on Dr. Gleiman’s years at Newton were fascinating, though it somehow felt a little sneaky to be reading about it—like time travel! There were great observations on SWC (and some of the incredible lecturers who were brought in) and on the last years of Newton College. My favorite revelation was Dr. Gleiman introducing Dr. FitzGibbon to the martini! This caused us to do some additional research on Boleslaw Wysocki, who was a psychology professor at Newton for 13 years. Wysocki was a second lieutenant in the Polish army when World War II began. (The following draws from the obituary published by Boston College at the time of his death.) While trying to regroup in France after the Nazi occupation of Poland, he and his fellow soldiers were stranded when the French surrendered in 1940. They tried to escape through Spain but were captured by Fascist troops and sent to the Miranda de Ebro concentration camp. Wysocki spent nearly three years there, an experience he recounted in his 1988 book, Urge to Live. He described Miranda de Ebro as a place where inmates were regularly beaten, threatened, and starved. In January 1943, he helped organize a hunger strike that drew the attention of the international

diplomatic community and the press. The Spanish government eventually agreed to free the Polish prisoners, and Wysocki was released in March of that year. • This topic of faculty during our Newton years was one of the many discussions we’ve pursued on the Newton ’66 Facebook page. In the last few months, we’ve discussed outdoor games we played as kids (skate keys, “Spaldeens,” jump rope, hopscotch, hide and seek, kick the can, chalk on the sidewalk), relationships with our children, the pope’s resignation, the snowstorms in the Northeast, Oscar-nominated films, exercise, 2013 resolutions, Christmas decorating (how much?), and Thanksgiving cooking. Join us!

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Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 Attention, classmates! A number of classmates are planning to go to the BC–USC football game in California on September 14. There is a trip sponsored by either the BC Alumni Association or the BC Athletic Department. Travel details will not be available from them until April/May. Individuals may wish to make their own arrangements for travel. There is no scheduled football game the following Saturday (the 21st), therefore no need to rush back! • It was good to see Martin Lawler III on campus. He is a director of the Salem Five Cent Savings bank. Marty spent most of his career as a bank examiner in the State of Maine. • Dave Reardon passed away suddenly on December 14, 2012. Dave was a marketing major and played on the football team (No. 33). The class extends its condolences to Dave’s wife, Mary-Ellen; daughter Kate; and son Tim. Dave was originally from Melrose and resided in Westford. • Lou Scanlon has retired again, this time as chief of the Coronado (CA) Police Department. He had retired from the San Diego Police Department after 33 years. Lou was a Navy pilot and stayed in the Navy Reserves until 1996. • Charlie Reilly has retired from teaching and is often seen at Conte Forum, cheering on Jerry York, MEd’70, CAES’73, and the 2012 NCAA champion hockey team. Also seen at Kelley Rink are Frank Salimbene, Paul White, Jerry Madek MA’69, Jimmy Regan, John Flynn, Jim Hickey, Bob Slattery, Joe Cappadona MSW’75, and Tom Marchitelli. • Jane Murphy Buehner writes that she and Dick spend their time between homes in Maryland and Deerfield Beach, FL. She has two grandchildren, Tom and Abby. • It was good to see Bill (William M.) Connolly around campus and at the gym. Bill recently authored his first novel. • Write when you can!

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Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 Usually I end the column with a request for news and prayer intentions, but this

time I will start there. I am very short on class updates. I do hope you might find a spare minute or two this summer to send me a message or drop me a line so I have something to share in upcoming columns. What is up with you and your families? Take any interesting trips? Please let me know! • The class Prayer Net remains active for anyone who might benefit from its support. From the feedback I normally get when I send out a message, I know we are a very compassionate class. (Just get in touch and let me know what needs our prayers; I will take it from there.) • When the recent news about the death of Michele Mastrolia Talbot passed through my computer in early February, I can’t tell you the number from our class who wrote to me, or to the Condolence message board, about their memories of this wonderful classmate. Despite health challenges, Michele hosted the Friday night event for our reunion last June. She put on a great party, which allowed us to revive friendships and to reminisce about our Newton days together—and this wasn’t the first year she had done so! We are so happy to have had the opportunity to visit with her that night and will sorely miss her at our future class gatherings. Michele left Newton with degrees in biology and chemistry. Over time, she broadened her scientific interests with studies in microbiology, oceanography, and public health. For the past 40-plus years, Michele dedicated herself to developing and teaching science classes as well as designing the biology and premed programs at Pine Manor College. Her dedication earned her teaching excellence awards more than once. She also helped to develop and direct a program at BC’s Connell School of Nursing. Our cares and prayers go out to her husband, Ray Huard; her children, Lindsay and Theodore Talbot; and the extended family. • Now that most of you have a good list for contacting one another, I trust it is working well. Please remember to update your email address, and your interest in being in the Shared Email Directory, if anything changes. • For now, I wish all a pleasant summer. God bless!

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reunion year class participation goal: 467 Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 There is sadness for our Class of ’68 in this issue, with another loss of a loyal friend and classmate. Jim Kissane writes: “Ed Rooney passed away on February 18 after a long battle with cancer. I was lucky to meet Ed on a recruiting trip to BC when we were seniors in high school and to have him as a roommate for all four years at BC and a friend for 50 years! ‘Roons’ was the glue that kept so many of our ’68 friends in touch with one another. He had a long and successful career as a lawyer in Boston and with his great wife, Mary Ann NC’69, raised three sons—Ted, Brian, and Tim—in Newton in the shadow of the Heights. He was one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will be

class notes truly missed by his family and many friends.” Sincere sympathy to the Rooneys from all our class. • With the sadness of stories like this becoming more frequent in our column, it stresses the importance of our attending our reunion activities and sharing wonderful memories of the good times we had, once upon a time.

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NC 1968 reunion year Correspondent: Jane Sullivan Burke As you read this column, many of you might have returned recently to 885 Centre Street to attend the activities and receptions in recognition of our 45th reunion from Newton. Future columns will include news on personal accomplishments, family updates, and other interesting tidbits shared that MayJune weekend. • Meg O’Mara Brogan writes that she and John live part of the year in South Carolina near Hilton Head and travel north in early June to enjoy the pleasures and vistas of Cape Cod. Two years ago, one of Meg’s daughters, also named Meg, was in need of a kidney transplant. Another daughter, Chrissy, donated a kidney to her sister. To complicate matters, daughter Meg was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the transplant. Happily, our Meg is able to report that everyone is doing well now. She encourages all of us to think positively about organ donations, which could give some individual a gift of life. • After several years living in the DC area, Hank and Carol Mylod King returned to their roots in Spring Lake, NJ. After graduating from Newton, Carol went on to earn an MA in education from NYU and an MS in pastoral counseling from Loyola College in Maryland. A nationally licensed professional counselor, Carol had a private practice in Bethesda. She now works at the Samaritan Center on the Jersey Shore, focusing on issues that pertain to women, relationships, adolescents, parenting, marriage, and workplace dynamics. • Dick ’66, MSW’68, and Joyce Southard Finnegan, MEd’71, proudly announce the marriage of daughter Julia to Brian King. Two of our classmates attended the wedding: Judith Dow-Grant, Julia’s proud godmother, and Mark ’68 and Kathy Hogan Mullaney, cousins of the bride, shared the happiness of the day. • Lastly, has anyone caught Barbara Hensler on Facebook working with horses in her role as an equestrian?

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Correspondent: James R. Littleton 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Bernie Franceschi recently returned to the Boston area after spending many years living in Portland, OR. Two of Bernie’s four children are in the Boston area. Son Ben, who graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, now works for an architectural firm in Cambridge. Ben and his wife, Laura, gave Bernie his first grandchild, Isaac, on

March 2, 2012. Bernie’s younger daughter, Rebecca, is in her second year in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at BU. His other daughter, Monique, runs her own landscape business in Portland, and his youngest son, Dominic, is in his third year of studies at the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. Bernie recently sold his interest in the firm that he started in Portland and retired. He is now looking forward to a whole new life as he returns to New England. • James LePore has released his new novel, The Fifth Man, a sequel to his book Sons and Princes. James practiced law for 25 years before retiring in 1999 to write. He lives in South Salem, NY, with his wife, Karen. • I am sorry to announce the passing of Arthur St. Germain on December 1, 2012. Arthur taught math and science at Maynard High School for 33 years. He founded and was the first coach of the Maynard High golf team and was also the school’s longtime men’s hockey coach. • I hope you are enjoying your spring. Please take a moment to let me know what is new with you.

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Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 Hi again! • Condolences are offered to Pamela DeLeo Delaney on the recent death of her father. • Congratulations to Polly Glynn Kerrigan on the birth of her newest granddaughter, Eleanor “Ellie” Claire Petty, on January 10. Polly’s daughter Kate and her husband, Tim, are the proud first-time parents. • Patricia Szarek Aburdene’s newest book, Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity, was a finalist in the “green” category for the Books for a Better Life award. This year, Patricia will be speaking on “conscious money” and “conscious capitalism” at various seminars. She will also be reframing her books on “conscious finance” into bite-size modules in articles for the American Management Association, among others. • I sent out a few emails, and look what came back to me! Janet Kopek O’Connor, from Rochester, reports that she retired from Merck in 2010 and, a year later, married Jack O’Connor. Their memorable honeymoon began in Paris, continued on a high-speed train to Nice, and ended on a small-ship cruise along the French/Italian Riviera. Janet’s daughter Kyle works for the government in DC, and son Alex is pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a firefighter. Janet says she never realized how difficult it is to become a full-fledged firefighter for a major city. • Kyle Hoffman Lubitz also responded to say that she and husband Ed, JD’69, are still in Cohasset—39 years in the same house where they raised their three children. Oldest son Gerht lives close by with his wife, Jessie. They make the “grand” in grandparenting so much fun with their children, Alling Kyle (5) and Brandt Edison (3). Gerht is a corporate counsel for VistaPrint. Kyle and Ed’s daughter Steffie lives and works in Boston, where she is in property management for WinnCompanies. Younger son Ted is married 62 class notes

to Katie and lives in Boston’s North End; Ted is with Boston Financial. When not in Cohasset, Kyle and Ed split their time between the White Mountains and Hilton Head. • For the past 22 years, Bob and Bette “BJ” Weber Faller have lived in Hudson, OH, where BJ works in sales for Novelis, a company that produces rolled aluminum products and is the largest recycler of aluminum in the world. Previously, they lived in Ramsey, NJ, for 15 years. Their children, Rob and Elizabeth, live in Philadelphia and Cleveland, respectively. Thanks Janet, Kyle, and BJ, for your news.

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Correspondent: Fran Dubrowski Kathy Sheehan inched closer to retirement, buying an Arlington, VA, condo near siblings in Washington DC. She will rent it out for two years while working in Atlanta and fashioning her retirement plan. DC alumnae look forward to her company! In 2012, Kathy and Rita Houlihan braved a State Department travel warning to join an all-female Holy Land/Jordan pilgrimage led by three religious scholars: “We could walk on second-century cobblestones in Tel Aviv; wander around northern Israel to Nazareth, Cana, and the beautiful area round the Sea of Galilee; and bus through ‘the wall’ to Bethlehem.” Galilee exuded “a special energy … it feels sacred. Sitting on the shore on a gorgeous, breezy, sunny day, it made sense that a holy man would start his ministry there and that hundreds/ thousands would be inspired to listen to his Sermon on the Mount.” • Liz Scannell Burke finished building her Prince Edward Island home and officially moved in this spring. She and husband Jack plan to spend May– September there annually now that both have retired. Liz, who has family on the island, has vacationed there since childhood; her new residence replaces a cottage so tiny the family dubbed it “the shoe” when everyone crammed inside. • Cricket Costigan had a momentous 2012! After taking some time off from work, she decided playing is more satisfying than working and retired. Now she assists the Guide Dog Foundation  for the Blind, caring for seven dogs in 2012. Her niche is training puppies transitioning between programs (e.g., switching from assisting the blind to veterans with PTSD), awaiting transport to training facilities, or needing care while fulltime “puppy-walkers” vacation: “My rugs are destroyed, my cars are full of dog hair, and my furniture has teething marks on it, but it is all worthwhile. The dogs have taught me a great deal in regard to patience and always being consistent in what you say and do. Moreover, they compel me to get out and walk  at every opportunity. We have splendid outings and always meet people who want to talk about their own dogs or dog experiences.” Before Christmas, Cricket became engaged

to Frank Genco: “[This] is something I never expected. I really am flabbergasted by the notion of getting married at 64. Between us, we have five homes, four cars, and a seemingly mountainous accumulation of ‘stuff.’ We are confident it will sort itself out over time, but right now it seems daunting.” Congratulations and best wishes!

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Correspondent: Melissa Robbins As those of us in the Northeast experience real winter, my news from the Newton Class of 1971 is limited. • Kate Foley and her husband, David Wright, have enjoyed a couple of trips to New Hampshire in spite of all the snow. • Eileen McIntyre shared her new year’s letter, which included information about the successful heart surgery of her sister K.J. McIntyre NC’69; the exciting wedding plans of her son Jesse; and the extensive international travel associated with her position at Cubist Pharmaceuticals. • Mary-Jo Dolliver Taddie is getting to know a variety of new folks in the Largo, FL, area and attending concerts, lectures, and book signings—all wonderful retirement activities. • A February newsbrief from Long Branch, NJ, in the Atlantic Highlands Herald was forwarded to me because it includes the exciting news of Delly Markey Beekman’s appointment as CEO of the 103-year-old nonprofit agency Family & Children’s Service. Congratulations, Delly! • I continue to enjoy my little semiretirement position helping first graders. This past month my husband, Mike Lombardo, came out of retirement to do some math tutoring with fifth graders as they prepare for the Connecticut Mastery Test in March. He’s really enjoying working with small groups of motivated students. • Let me offer a suggestion for future columns: Since most classmates are hesitant to send news of their current lives, what about sending favorite memories from our years at NCSH? That should be very entertaining. Thank you in advance for sharing your memories. • Happy spring!

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Correspondent: Lawrence Edgar Usually I try not to mention the same people in successive columns, but I’m making an exception this time. My mother passed away recently, and I was very gratified that my friends Ed Jantzen, JD’75, and Jim Fallon ’73 traveled a considerable distance on consecutive days—first for the viewing, then for the memorial Mass. It was a great example of the value of the friendships we made at BC. • I got another local reminder of BC soon afterward, when the first event of the 150 on the Road initiative took place here

in Los Angeles. More than 200 alumni and parents spent the morning packing more than 35,000 meals for the hungry in Africa and then attended a luncheon at which Fr. Leahy and A&S Dean David Quigley spoke. Dean Quigley gave a fascinating talk about the founding of BC in South Boston in 1863. • Several members of our class have signed up for the other events: John Curtis, who’s been both a partner of the CPA firm Ernst & Young and president of a company in Florida; Patricia Stockton, who has worked for the Archdiocese of Miami as director of campus ministry; Frances Rega, MEd’77, and Michele Vegelante, MEd’77, both of whom have been teachers at Revere High School; and Gerry McGovern, who is a partner in the San Francisco office of Sidley Austin. There’s still time for Chicagoarea alumni to sign up for the event there on June 15. • I received a message from former BC cheerleader John Mayer that he met with several of our class’s retired educators at the Worcester Art Museum: Mary O’Connor, who was a teacher in Lynn; Diane Bachta, who taught math in Simsbury, CT; Mary Eckel, who taught in Newton; and Mary’s husband, Ron Eckel, CAES’02, who was a school principal, most recently in Sudbury.

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Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie Congratulations to Frances de La Chapelle, RSCJ, as she celebrates her 50th anniversary as an RSCJ. • In February, Maureen Kelly started the MK World Golf Tour of golf courses charging lower fees during the week, with play in Palm Desert followed by hiking in Tucson. • Last October, Penny Price Nachtman’s son, Dan, married Angelina in Lake Tahoe, CA. Penny reports: “It was a wonderful day for all in a magical setting. It was a perfect blend of laughter and tears for me, including my walking Dan down the aisle, a special tribute to Joe ’70, all of us dancing Gangnam style out to the reception, and Dan and me surprising everyone with our mother-son Dougie dance! The happy bride and groom live one mile down the road from me in their beautiful home. An interesting note: Meg Barres Alonso’s son Matt is an expert in weather prediction. His forecast for the wedding date was spot on. One week later, there was snow at Tahoe, and outdoor weddings had to be moved inside!” Penny further reported that her daughter, Laura, returned in June from her year as an autism specialist in China and has transitioned into a position as a school psychologist in Oakland. She and her husband, John, live in Alameda. Meg has retired as a veterinarian, while husband Mario ’72 continues seeing patients part-time and is writing more. Meg now has fun babysitting for Matt and Windy’s little boy Trevor and Pearce Michael, his newly arrived little brother. Son Mike is a third-year law student at Georgetown, where he is taking classes and working as a public defender. For their 40th anniversary, Meg and Mario went to Maui. • In December, Ed and Lisa Kirby Greissing’s son Michael married Maria Navarro in Washington DC. • Take care. Please warm up our hearts with news.

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reunion year class participation goal: 410 Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo Warm greetings from Fort Myers to all Red Sox fans! • Well, aside from my own busy schedule and activities, I want all Eagles to know that your Reunion Committee is having a lot of fun planning our 40th! • Last November, I attended a retirement celebration for a friend’s dad, who was leaving the Heights at the age of 90! Congratulations to Professor Demetrius Iatridis of the Graduate School of Social Work on a highly successful career. Former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis was there to honor him. • The spring promises to bring another distinguished personality soon, not to mention all of you attending the reunion this June! Send those notes along and make sure to connect with former classmates and friends. See you then!

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NC 1973 reunion year Correspondent: Kate Novak Vick Earlier this year, Joan Stuckey Mitchell retired after 20 years as editor-in-chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification. After traveling nonstop for her job, she is looking forward to spending more time with husband Tom, who is chair of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon, and the rest of her family. She did plenty of skiing this winter and plans to run “Camp Nana” for her four grandchildren this summer at her lake house in Maryland. • Sharon Gallagher has been in the investment business for more than 36 years and is now VP of investments with UBS Financial Services in Boston. Her clientele ranges from high net worth individuals to small institutional accounts. For fun, Sharon sings with the Back Bay Chorale, a 125-member auditioned chorus that performs a varied repertoire from classical to new music. She is also chair of the advisory board at St. Paul’s Choir School, Harvard Square (Boston Boy Choir), a very special school for boys from the fourth to the eighth grade, all of whom study and sing in the only Catholic boys’ choir school in the country. Finally, Sharon loves to travel to Italy and is now in her fourth year of Italian lessons. Ciao bella! • Susan Jaquet reports that she is coming up on a quarter of a century working in residential real estate in the Washington DC area. Her husband, Philippe Marciniak, retired from the International Monetary Fund (where they met) and is now working on her team. As with many of our classmates, both of her children attended BC: Christopher ’13 is living on campus in the Mods, and Alexandra ’09 works at Bloomberg and loves life in New York City. • In January, Marianne Short, JD’76, began her new job as executive VP and chief legal officer of UnitedHealth Group. She had been the managing partner at Dorsey & Whitney. Marianne is also a member of the BC Board of Trustees. • In my reminder email to the Newton Class of ’73, I did a shoutout to get news from “anyone who lived in

class notes Keyes” and “any science majors” who wanted to share news or memories of our Newton days. Thanks to Rusti Murphy Kitts, who recounted that she lived in Keyes for three years, “top floor, great dorm and loved the elevator”! Rusti frequently sees fellow Keyes dorm-mates Cyndi Norton Cockren and Cathy Franzoni Skaggs NC’74. No science majors got in touch, but as one of the three chemistry majors in our class, your correspondent reports that chemistry has rarely played any active role in my life after Newton, except that I am very active cook! My husband, James, and I still operate J. Stockard Fly Fishing, our online fly-fishing retailer. It’s great fun! • Plans continue to develop for our Newton class’s 40th reunion, scheduled for May 31 to June 2. Hope to see you there!

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Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans As I write this column, February is winding down, and I am looking at some pretty deep snow here in Foxborough; it’s nice knowing that by the time you read this, we will be enjoying some beautiful spring weather! • Thanks to Roger Bolus for a note about a reunion of four of the six roommates from Mod 22A. Roger moved to California right after graduating, and now he is on the research faculty of UCLA’s Department of Medicine and the owner and founder of the consulting firm Research Solutions Group. After his daughter’s October 2012 wedding, Roger was able to connect with former roommates Jim Sullivan, Jim Staudt, and Paul Hayes and had a great time reminiscing over dinner in New York City. Jim Sullivan lives in Connecticut and had been in institutional investment; Jim Staudt is a partner in a Westchester County law firm; and Paul is a wealth manager in Pennsylvania. It was the first time they had seen each other since graduation. They were unable to locate Mod-mates Ron Hayes and John Raymond, but they hope to connect with them next time. • I also heard from Ann Hoffman Franczyk. In 2006, she founded the group Always Our Children in the Diocese of Springfield to support Catholic parents of

gay children and to serve as an alternative voice within the church. Ann has served on the board of Fortunate Families and has addressed the BC Graduate School of Social Work students over the past several Octobers. Chet Franczyk is a pediatrician, and in January, he was sworn in to serve on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBT Youth. Ann and Chet are the proud parents of Mark and Kata. Thanks, Ann! • I regret to share news of the deaths of three of our classmates: Thomas Dorsey passed away in September. After graduating from Tufts Dental, he had a practice in Weymouth for more than 25 years. He was the father of Ginny and Evan and had one grandchild and many close friends. In October, we lost Richard Sullivan. Richard earned his MA from Bridgewater State College after BC and taught for several years at St. Gregory’s in Dorchester and at Uxbridge High School. He had been a commercial fisherman in Marshfield since 1980. Our sympathies go to his wife, Mary, and family and their many friends. Paul Wenger of Amherst, NH, passed away in December, leaving his wife of 34 years, Lorraine; three children; and one grandchild, in addition to his seven siblings, their families, and many friends. Among many other things, Paul was an avid rower; he was a member of the Merrimac River Rowing Association and participated in the Head of the Charles in Cambridge three months before becoming ill. Please remember all these families in your prayers. • Take care, and I always look forward to hearing from you!

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Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan Your class correspondent has no news other than a tree falling on the Natick home of Terry Nolan and husband Scott McDowell during Hurricane Sandy. Other than the tree and the roof, all is well. I obviously am in need of news, so please write! Hopefully Christine Berthiaume Clancy, Diane Cifaldi Collins, Ellen Conner MSW’79, June Cooper MSP’76, Kym Corbett, and Jolan Cossairt will each send an update before the next issue is due. But you do not have to wait for me to call your name—write now!

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Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad Dottie Lambert Sullivan enjoyed reconnecting with BC friends at a fall football tailgate. She and husband Denis married in October 1975 and had always lived in Metro Boston until moving to Concord in 1978. After graduation, Dottie worked at MIT Lincoln Labs and the MITRE Corp. for 11 years, conducting math and computer science research. Denis, also in the computer industry, worked at HewlettPackard and is currently at Nokia. Their daughter Kathleen graduated from Fairfield University in 2008 and teaches AP chemistry in Bridgeport, CT. Daughter Kristen is a 2011 Fordham University graduate; she is currently working in New York City and hopes to attend law school this September, pursuing studies in public service law. Dottie is in touch with Reva Bikofsky Davis and Maria Ferullo Dutra, who both reside in Massachusetts. She also enjoys seeing Anne Maher Talley, as the Maher and Sullivan families go way back to the 1960s. • Hugh Maguire’s memoirs were published in April 2012 by iUniverse.  Titled My First 40 Jobs: A Memoir, the book chronicles Hugh’s work experiences over more than 30 years, from his first job as a newspaper boy in Massachusetts to ventures as far away as Hawaii. • I hope to see many of you at the upcoming Sesquicentennial gatherings this year. As always, best wishes to all, and please send in any news to share.

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Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea Another somber start to a column: William Mulcahy passed away last December after a distinguished 32-year career as a policeman and detective in his hometown of Medford. Bill was a proud alumnus of Arlington Catholic High, and after BC, he earned a master’s degree in criminal justice. He loved football, baseball, and hockey, and was a talented athlete. Bill is survived by his wife, Katherine; four brothers; and many nieces and nephews. • Martin Droz is involved with a California woolen sock manufacturer, and he was kind to send along free samples to Wilfred Morrison and yours truly! Great for ice-skating! • In early January, Pola (Papetti) Buckley was sworn in as Maine’s new state auditor after her selection by the state legislature. She previously served as principal auditor in the Department of Audit. The auditor’s office primarily audits the financial statements of the state and expenditures of federal programs in the great state of Maine— which once was part of Massachusetts! Pola will serve a four-year term. Congratulations,

Pola! • Wishing all a happy and healthy spring and summer, your loyal scribe urges all to write! God bless!

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Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes Peter Scanlon writes that he and wife Jane met in September 1973 in the first hour of the first day of freshman orientation at BC, and it was “love at first sight.” They were married in February 1979, and 34 years later, they remain very happy. They have three adult children, who are forging their individual paths in the world. Peter and Jane lived in the Hartford, CT, area for almost 20 years but moved to Clive, IA, a suburb of Des Moines, in 1999. After 34 years in the insurance business, Peter retired recently to focus on a variety of volunteer, outdoor, and educational pursuits. Jane is an artist, an ESL teacher, and a committed advocate and friend to the refugee populations in the Clive community. While they find Des Moines to be a wonderful area, they have always dreamed of living in the mountains, and they plan to relocate later this year to a mountain community, with an elevation of 8,200 feet, outside of Colorado Springs, CO. Peter and Jane, I’ve been to Colorado Springs on business a few times; it’s a beautiful area of the country—you are going to love it. I’m sure you’ll be climbing Pikes Peak and wandering around the Garden of the Gods! Peter says that their college years at BC changed his and Jane’s lives, and they are forever grateful to the many fine teachers they had. In particular, Professors John Mahoney (Romantic Poetry) and Peter Kreeft (Augustine’s Confessions and C.S. Lewis) have given them lifelong gifts! Peter and Jane, I know that we—all your classmates— have the same feeling and love for BC; our years at BC changed all of our lives. I had Dr. Kreeft for both semesters freshman year for Perspectives of Western Civilization: He is one of my favorite professors as well. I’ll never forget the pride I felt, having been Dr. Kreeft’s student, many years ago when I was flying from JFK, New York, to LAX, LA, and I read a featured article in USA Today about heaven. The article included many quotes from Dr. Kreeft and referred to his book about heaven. I still have the article. Yes, BC is an extraordinary university and will always hold a special place in all of our hearts! • Please write to me so that all your classmates can keep in touch with you. • May all good things find the path to your door.

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class participation goal: 584 Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans Here it is, our big reunion year, and I have been somewhat remiss as your class correspondent; mea culpa, please forgive. But in spite of my lack of cheerleading, our milestone event will take place May 31–June 2, and I do so hope many of you will come back to the Heights—especially if you have never

attended one of our reunions before. They are, hands down, the best. If you haven’t already registered, visit • Speaking of going to Reunion for the first time, Jim Prescott emailed me to tell you all: “Thirty-five years ago, I had some great times with many of you. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen each other since. I plan to go to the 35th reunion and hope you will do the same.” To reach Jim, email • Kevin O’Malley is also looking forward to connecting during Reunion Weekend. Kevin has two children at BC now, the youngest of whom is the 17th member of the O’Malley family to get Eagle-ized. Kevin also pointed out that a number of us have become grandparents. While that’s true, and although two of my four are certainly old enough to provide me with grandkids, I somehow can’t picture myself as a “gramma”—except when I type “35th BC reunion,” and it refers to the Class of 1978. And then I feel every bit of my 57 years! • Feeling proud of herself, and rightfully so, is Linda Orsi Robinson, whose book Sunday Morning, Shamwana: A Midwife’s Letters from the Field was published last year. The book chronicles her years working with Doctors Without Borders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After getting her nursing degree from BC, Linda earned her master’s in midwifery from Case Western Reserve. Her work has taken her to Malawi, Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer; to American Samoa, where she started the first midwifery practice; and to the Congo. She has co-authored two other books: Being Pregnant (A Woman’s Answer Book), and Women’s Sexual Health. Linda is the mother of five and practices nurse-midwifery in Bar Harbor, ME. A big congratulations to you, Linda! • If you can’t make the reunion, please email me so that your news—big, small, funny, sad, and more—can be shared with your classmates in this space.

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Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley Two classmates who are now trial lawyers have recently received accolades. In January, John Nolan was named managing partner of the Philadelphia office of the workplace law firm Jackson Lewis. He has been with the firm since 1994. Also, John was recognized in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers every year from 2009 to 2013. After BC, John earned his JD from St. John’s University School of Law and went on to serve as an assistant district attorney in New York and later as a senior associate at a large law firm in central New Jersey. • In February, Joseph Blute received the 2013 Client Choice Award for Product Liability–Massachusetts from the International Law Office (an organization that connects corporate counsel with the world’s pre-eminent law firms) and Lexology. Joe is a member of the litigation section of the law firm Mintz Levin, specializing in complex products liability litigation, commercial and business litigation, and insurance coverage matters, with an emphasis on the defense of claims involving pharmaceuticals and medical products. Joe was included in The Best Lawyers

in America in 2012 and 2013 for his expertise in products liability litigation and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer annually since 2004. He resides in Natick.

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Correspondent: Michele Nadeem Last year, Radio Ink magazine named Mary Menna, president and market manager for Boston and Providence of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, as one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio.” As Mary states, “Be remarkable and make a mark.” Remarkable words—which many classmates practice daily. Some you will read about here; others I need to learn about from you. One of Mary’s stations, KISS 108–Boston, is getting ready for its annual concert, where last year at the pre-event, private party she hung out with celebs including Andy Grammer, Enrique (she still hasn’t washed the cheek he kissed!), Adam Lambert, and Flo Rida! • John Lauerman won a Polk Award and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for a series of articles he co-wrote on for-profit colleges as a reporter for Bloomberg News, where he’s been for 10 years. He had his full genome sequenced by the Personal Genome Project and is writing a series of stories on that topic. His son James is a freshman at Fairleigh Dickinson University. • Grace Ann Pisano Baresich is active in autism fundraising. Her youngest of three is autistic, inspiring her to start Autistic Traveler, an online resource for those traveling with autistic children. She appeared with Amy Poehler ’93 and Tina Fey on Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars autism fundraiser in New York City, along with a celebrity phone bank, hosted by Jon Stewart. Watch Grace in action on YouTube! • Susan Pease Banitt, who is a psychotherapist, has authored her first book, The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out. She lives in Portland, OR, with her husband and twin 16-yearold daughters. • Mike and Cindy (Atkins) Twomey, of Andover, continue the family’s BC legacy, as their sons all graduated from the Carroll School of Management: Patrick ’08, Steven ’10, Kevin ’11, and Matthew ’13. The boys have embarked on successful careers in finance and banking. The three-generation BC tradition started with Mike’s father, John Twomey ’56. Mike is VP of supply chain, Motorola Solutions. The Twomeys remain active at BC, attending football tailgates and hockey games. • Harold Regan’s daughter, Glenna, is a junior at BC and a member of the Eagles marching and pep bands. Living nearby in Wakefield, Harold is often on campus at her games. • Joanne Tierney Marr’s family is also carrying on the BC tradition! Daughter Emma graduated in 2012 and is currently in the Saks Fifth Avenue Management Training Program in New York City, and Connor is completing his junior year at the Heights. • Richard Rapp retired from National Grid as SVP, energy portfolio management, in 2011. The inability to reduce his golf handicap led to his return to the energy industry as president of CCI Energy Solutions. He and wife Susan are proud parents of two BC grads, Jacquelyn ’09 and Richard ’11, as well as PSU grad Michelle.

class notes They split their time between Long Island and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. • Steve Shay reports that classmate Dick Jennings tragically died in an accident on Thanksgiving 2010, in Jackson Hole, WY. Dick and his wife had moved there five years ago to raise their three children, ages 11–16. Steve and classmates Mike Devine, Mike Loftus, Tom Lamb, John Frates, Bill Mahoney, Mike Gallaher, Peter Byrne, and Chris Simmons have established a college education fund for Dick’s children. • Anyone currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or a veteran? Please let me know.

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Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee Belinda Bartley is the owner of a Bostonbased organic dog-food company called Lil Baci’s Organic Sushi for Dogs. She started the company after rescuing a small senior Pomeranian that happened to be very finicky. Belinda developed an organic dog sushi with all human-grade ingredients, and Baci inhaled it! After testing the sushi on local Boston-area dogs, Belinda decided to market it. Lil Baci’s Organic Sushi is sold online and in several Massachusetts specialty dog boutiques. Belinda has also created a line of organic all-natural dog treats called Lil Baci’s Munchies. She writes: “I have no children (just Baci …lol)!” • Dave Clark is a colonel on the Army staff at the Pentagon, where he is a director of foreign intelligence. For the past two years, he has also served as executive director of the Department of Defense’s 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee. In November, the Senate passed a resolution designating 2013, the final year of the three-year program, as “The Year of the Korean War Veteran.” To publicize the resolution and to honor the service and sacrifices of Korean War veterans, the committee entered a float in the 124th Roses Parade in Pasadena on January 1. The float, a replica of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC and titled “Freedom Is Not Free,” was a tribute to America’s rapidly aging and disappearing Korean War veterans, whose median age is now over 80. The Korean-American community helped decorate the float, and six Korean War veterans rode on it in the parade. Dave rode on the float with his wife and daughter, who is in the Army and served as an escort for the veterans. The committee raised awareness of the Korean War as millions of Americans watched the parade, and the Tournament of Roses awarded the float the National Award for the best depiction of life in the United States, past, present, or future. The committee’s final event, called “Heroes Remembered,” will take place on the Mall in DC on July 27, the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. Dave plans to retire on October 1 after 30 years of active duty! Well done, Dave, and a sincere thank you for your service to our nation! • Led by Tim “Chap” Chapman, a group of our classmates played their annual hoop game prior to the BC–Clemson game in honor of Chris Foy, MBA’86, to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where Chris

has been treated for leukemia. Chris received a bone marrow transplant from his sister and continues his recovery with his wife and classmate, Noel (Pini), MA’85, at his side assisted by Frank and Marie (Krowicki) O’Connor. Chap writes: “If you see Chris in a skirt, with polished nails and complaining, that is only his normal post-college behavior and has nothing to do with receiving the gift of life from his sister!” Stay strong, Chris—we are all praying for your continued recovery!

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Correspondent: Mary O’Brien It was nice to hear from my freshman roommate and Lexington High School classmate, Kathleen (O’Brien) Dibiase, who is working as a nurse. She and husband Dan ’80 live in New Jersey and have three children, all young adults. Their oldest son graduated from the University of Delaware last spring and is an engineer in Delaware. He plays in three bands, so they watch him perform at different clubs whenever they can. Another son is a junior at Keene State College in New Hampshire, and they also have a 16-year-old daughter. Kathleen met up with Nancy (Gorman) Arsenault last summer at the Bruce Springsteen concert at Fenway Park. They had a great time. • Alice (Carroll) Tracy has been appointed an associate judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Kane County, IL. Alice earned her JD from John Marshall Law School in 1986 and began her 25year career as an attorney in the offices of Coghlan, Joyce, Kukankos, Urbut & D’Arcy in Chicago. She serves on the board of Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue in Sycamore. • John Carrese shared a loving tribute to his former roommate and dear friend, Gerald J. Keeler, who died on April 12, 2011, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was 51 years old. Jerry received his BA and BS degrees from Boston College in physics and math, and his MS and PhD from the University of Michigan in atmospheric sciences. He was a professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Public Health and the College of Engineering. A leading expert on air pollution and mercury issues, Jerry consulted broadly on these areas with state, federal, and international agencies. He was also a great basketball player and played on BC’s team in his freshman and sophomore years. Jerry is survived by his wife, Joanne, and three children: Ryan, Kevin, and Meghan. He will be missed by many BC friends and especially his roommates, Joe Nissi, Greg Andrews, and John. • Condolences also go to the family of Cheryl (Manning) Cooney of Andover, who passed away on January 30 at her home, surrounded by her family. Cheryl worked for 27 years at Alcatel-Lucent Technology in North Andover. She and her husband, Pat ’84, met while they were students at BC; they celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary in October 2012. Cheryl also leaves behind her parents and children Brandon, Shannon, and Ryan ’16. 66 class notes

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reunion year class participation goal: 651 Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko Thanks to Steve de Groot for the following submission: “I have been living in Colts Neck, NJ, with my wife, Linda, and our three children for the past 14 years. Our oldest, Daniele, was accepted at BC as a member of the Class of 2017. Heidi (Hanna) and John Moran also live in Colts Neck. Their oldest of four, John, is a senior at Rutgers. Diane and Charlie Hayes live in Fair Haven, NJ, with two of their three children, Emily and Christopher (the oldest, Michael, is a freshman at Notre Dame), next door to Mod roommate John Imperatore and his wife, Lynn. John and Lynn are enjoying the youthful exuberance of their one-year-old, Emma. John’s oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is at Drexel, and Julia is a senior in high school. Mike Rater has an active psychiatry practice in the Boston area. He says: ‘It is a thin line, but I try to stay on the sane side of it.’ His wife of 25 years, Lillian, is a bilingual educator in the Cambridge public school system. They have four children. Every Sunday, Mike can be found at the Quincy YMCA, swimming laps with fellow BC grad and practicing attorney Jay Hodapp. PJ Brooks lives in Bethesda, MD, with wife Liza and their three children. PJ works in the Division of Metabolism & Health Effects at the National Institutes of Health. Jim ‘Slick’ Cody lives in Dunellen, NJ, with wife Anne and their three children. Jimmy is an English professor at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, where he teaches classes such as World Literature I and is known to quote Bob Dylan frequently. All these members of the Class of ’83 (except Heidi) will be assembling on March 23 in New Jersey for their annual Fantasy Baseball Draft. Mike Rater is apparently very excited to draft Jed Lowrie.” • Thanks also to Rich Henkels, who writes: “This being our 30th reunion year, I’ve been recruited to help with the Boston College Fund. While the objectives are to increase the number of pledges and gifts from members of the Class of ’83 and to stir up interest in reunion activities, the best part of working the phones is reengaging with classmates I knew, and some I didn’t, while an undergrad. I thank the following for catching up with me a few weekends ago: Richard Downey, Mary Jo Lowry, Ernie Marquez, and Diane Martin.  An interesting stat for all of us? For our 25th reunion year, we raised $8.5 million for BC. In November, I took in the Notre Dame game at the Heights, tailgating next to the Plex with Kevin Quinliven, whom I hadn’t seen in almost 10 years. We were lucky to be with a broader group: Kevin’s wife, Amy ’90, and several of her friends, including fellow Philadelphian Ellen McGuinn ’90. The only thing missing was an Eagles win; at least, that is what my two sons say! One last thing to add: My career has now reached a pinnacle, as I’m finally working alongside a BC comrade, Kevin Grady. Kevin and I are in IT, selling for Henkels & McCoy, he in Virginia and I in Pennsylvania. Hope to see some of you at a reunion event and that you can support the BC Fund.”

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Greetings! Here’s the news. • Last October, former Hillsides A-45 roommates Ken Abriola, Jim DeSantis, Barry Hartunian, Chris Lane, and Jim Mason convened in Hartford, CT, for a reunion and to celebrate their 50th birthdays. A great weekend was had by all, with hiking in Talcott Mountain State Park to Heublein Tower, watching the BC football game, enjoying great food and spirits, and retelling tales dating back to their Kostka Hall days as freshmen. Ken is a primary care and infectious disease specialist with a medical practice in Glastonbury, CT. Jim DeSantis is a VP with James Bell Associates in Arlington, VA. Barry is chief talent officer and VP of human resources at Communispace in Boston. Chris is an oral surgeon practicing in Westchester County and Stamford, CT, and Jim Mason has a medical practice in Rochester, NY, specializing in internal medicine. • Juliette (Dacey) Fay’s latest novel, The Shortest Way Home, was chosen as one of Library Journal’s top five “Best Books of 2012: Women’s Fiction.” Her first novel, Shelter Me, was a 2009 Massachusetts Book Award “Book of the Year,” and her second novel, Deep Down True, was short-listed for the Women’s Fiction award by the American Library Association. Juliette lives in Wayland with her husband, Tom ’83, and children Brianna, Liam, Nick, and Quinn. • Jay Sullivan’s new book Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, chronicles the experiences of Jay and other BC grads in the BC International Volunteer Program in Kingston, Jamaica, from 1984 to 1986. The book’s proceeds go to support the work of the Jesuits and Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica. • Ed Murphy was elected to the board of directors of the New England Council, a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations. Ed is head of defined contribution at Putnam Investments, where he oversees the firm’s retirement businesses. He also serves on the firm’s operating committee.

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Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson Hello, Class of 1985. This year is BC’s 150th anniversary, and there are lots of great celebration events taking place all over the United States. In addition, many members of our class will turn 50 this year, so go out and celebrate! (I can’t believe we are 50!) Everyone must be busy, either planning parties or recovering from parties, because I have received very little news this quarter.  Please send me your updates; we all love to read about one another. • Lonnie Quinn is the TV meteorologist for CBS 2 News in New York City. Lonnie was incredibly busy this past year, forecasting Hurricane Sandy and then storm after storm as New York was pummeled with snow, wind, and rain.  I find it fun to watch Lonnie when I am visiting the city. • Congrats to Doug Flutie for all the great work that he has done for autism: In early 2013, the Doug


oston College was truly a new world for the young Felipe Mántica. The Nicaraguan native fell in love with the stately New England campus, so different from his home. “BC is at the center of the most important things for me: faith, family, and education,” says Mántica, who numbers five Eagles among his 11 children. The general manager of Casa Mántica S.A., operator of the Nicaraguan supermarket chain founded by his father and uncle, Mántica is thrilled to see his children following him to Chestnut Hill. “My family has been greatly blessed by the outstanding Jesuit education that Caption: Felipe Mántica ’83, rear, and his family at BC offers,” he says. “Felipe ’11 and the graduation of his son Felipe ’11. Miguel ’12 graduated and have joined me in the family business, Lucia is graduating this year, Francisco is a junior and Maria Eugenia is a freshman. Only six more to go!” what has been the most satisfying moment in your professional life? In 1991, after 12 years of war, confiscation of property, and the Sandinista Revolution, we opened the Plaza España supermarket, beginning the development of a chain of 18 supermarkets across Nicaragua.

how do you relax? I love to go sail fishing on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.

how have you changed since graduation? I’m 34 years older, the father of 11, and responsible for 1,200 employees—but I’m still pretty much the same person I was at BC.

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Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism announced its 2012 grant recipients. Overall, the foundation distributed a total of $431,803 to 36 nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and California, as well as in Canada. You can read about his work at • John Maloney has lived in Charlotte, NC, for 20 years and works for Wells Fargo as a brand and advertising program manager. He says Charlotte is a great town, and there are quite a few BC alums who have settled there. • Please send me some news! Enjoy your summer!

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Correspondent: Leenie Kelley I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season and enjoyed the winter. BC has had an exciting hockey and basketball season, and I have seen some of our classmates— Kim (Bletzer) MS’92 and Brendan Noonan, Dave O’Connor, Joanie Drain Latauskas, and Maura  McNamara Goodney—at the games.

I am sure many more of you attend, but I haven’t yet had the opportunity of seeing you there. It is great to see everyone still cheering on the Eagles in all of their sports programs. • I ran into Joe ’91 and Noreen (Regan) Landers, MEd’92; they are doing great. Joe and Noreen have three children—Matthew, John, and Maggie—and they live in Weymouth. Noreen is a seventh-grade math teacher at BC High, and Joe is a software developer/engineer at State Street Bank. It was great to catch up, and I look forward to seeing them at  BC football games in the fall. • I have not received any notes from classmates, so please send an email or a letter, or phone me, and I will be happy to print your updates in the column. I know it sounds corny, but everyone really does like to hear about what is going on in your life, and it keeps us connected. • In closing, I have some sad news to report: Edward Miller of Charlotte, NC, passed away on May 31, 2012. The Class of ’86 extends deepest sympathy to his family and friends; he will be greatly missed by his BC family. • I hope everyone has a great spring, and keep those letters coming. Go Eagles!

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Steve Lempitski is currently between jobs and, as he is living full-time on Cape Cod, has joined the executive committee of the BC Alumni Club of Cape Cod. • Gale Marie Abbass is one of the founding members of the Association of Ophthalmology Program Managers and Coordinators, which held its first national meeting in San Diego in January. More than half of the ophthalmology program managers in the country attended the four-day meeting. Gail Marie has been the on-site education coordinator for the LSU Eye Center since 2004. She lives in New Orleans with her two cockatiels and fully enjoys the city’s joie de vivre! • Rob Sabella, JD’90, the founder and CEO of Dallas-based OTA Training, was featured in the Dallas News and Connected World magazine, discussing NFC (near field communication) Bootcamps he has hosted around the country.

Happy spring to my fellow classmates! • It is with mixed feelings that I announce, I am now the parent of a teenager! Our son recently turned 13, and I am wondering how that happened, since it seems like yesterday we were heading to classes at BC or preparing for a tailgate party. Feel free to send me updates about your own children or your gatherings with friends from the Heights. I know many of you have sent, or will soon be sending, children off to college. We’d love to hear your news. • Robert Ambrose is in his 12th year as director of bands and his 6th year as associate director of the School of Music at Georgia State University, a research university in downtown Atlanta. In the past year he has had conducting engagements across the United States as well as in Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, and Canada. He has authored several book chapters and has had three wind band arrangements published by C-Alan Publications, the largest music publisher in the world. He continues to conduct the Atlanta Chamber Winds, a professional wind dectet that he founded and whose CD “Music from Paris” was released in 2009. Robert lives in Peachtree City, GA, with his wife, Sarah Kruser Ambrose, a professional flute player, and daughters Isabelle (4) and Hannah (16 months).

Happy spring to all! I am excited to be your new class correspondent. On behalf of the Class of 1992, I want to thank Paul Cantello for his hard work and dedication to our class for the past 20 years. He has done a fantastic job of keeping us connected, and we wish him all the best. • Kimberly Raymond and her husband, John Friend, are thrilled to announce the arrival of their fourth child, Catelyn Claire, on July 1, 2012. Catelyn joins siblings Carly Anne (12), Cassidy (9), and Hayden (7). After living in Charlotte and Chicago, Kimberly returned home to New Jersey in 2005 and lives and practices family medicine in Colts Neck. She was disappointed to have missed the reunion but was thrilled to see Caroline (Reilley) Carroll, MS’98, over the summer. • Chris Kaczor, a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, has written a new book, The Seven Big Myths About the Catholic Church, published by Ignatius Press. After a month and a half, the press ordered a second printing of the book. • Ingrid Chiemi Schroffner, JD’95, was appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ireland in December. Ingrid is assistant general counsel of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Boston. • Megan and Chris “Keats” Keating are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Joyce, on November 20, 2012. Chris is an attorney, and he and his family live in New York City. Chris reports that his former roommate, John Atkinson, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and is married with three children. • Barron and Cindy (Carbo) Rendel are thrilled to announce the birth of their son, Chase, on January 10, 2012. Chase joins big sisters Alexis (10) and Lauren (6). The Rendels live in West Chester, PA, where Cindy is a stay-at-home mom and substitute teaches from time to time. • It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our classmate Collette Cashman-Maher on October 25, 2012, after a five-year battle with breast cancer. The Class of 1992 would like to extend its deepest sympathies and prayers to Collette’s husband, Charlie, and their family. • Please keep in touch, and email me your latest personal and professional news. I would love to share your updates in the next issue.

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1988 reunion year

class participation goal: 592 Correspondent: Rob Murray Not a single update to report this time. It’s obvious that we’re keeping our cards close to our vests so we can update each other in person at our 25th reunion! I really do hope that we have a great turnout, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone, and I mean everyone, in May! Off to the gym to get ready …

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Correspondent: Andrea McGrath Just a few updates this quarter! Please do send along any updates or news by either emailing me directly or posting your news to the BC alumni portal: http://portal.bc./edu. We’re less than a year away from the big “25” reunion (unbelievable), so it’s a good time to start updating classmates on where you are and who’ll be coming! • Gina M. Signorello, JD’92 (, is now VP and associate general counsel at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, CA. She and her husband, Chuck Katz, JD’93, and their two children, Matt and Nate, live in Palo Alto. • John Taylor (john.taylor.e@gmail. com) was awarded his CPA certificate from the Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy in October 2012. • In January, Michael O’Loughlin was promoted to assistant clerk-magistrate at Boston Municipal Court Department, Central Division. A festive swearing-in ceremony, attended by many family members, colleagues, and friends, was held at the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in February. Michael’s two children, Margot and Michael, played the national anthem on the flute and saxophone, respectively, at the ceremony. In addition, Michael serves on the Hearing Committee of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

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Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of three of our classmates: We lost Kelley (Shoopman) Beal of Kingston, NH, in October 2012 and  Daniel Connors of Dover in December. Also, Cara Alexander Kealy, MA’95, passed away on January 25 after a hard-fought battle with breast cancer.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends during these very difficult times. • Congratulations to Kevin Curseaden on his promotion to lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve.  LTC Curseaden’s new assignment is instructing Army Reserve and National Guard staff officers at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. • Congratulations to Katie Carney O’Connell, whose business, Dragonfly Yoga Barn Studio & Retreat, was selected as the “Best New Hampshire Yoga Retreat”  in 2012 in the Best of New England issue of Yankee Magazine. They offer all-inclusive weekend retreats, yoga teacher training, and weekly yoga classes, and Katie’s husband, Declan (her souvenir from junior year abroad in Cork, Ireland), is her chef and “right-hand man” in all of it; they have had an amazing journey! Katie and Declan celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last June, and they continue to keep up with their two teenagers, Finnian and Bridie. 68 class notes

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reunion year class participation goal: 521 Correspondent: Laura Beck Welcome, spring! BC’93, we are just days away from our 20th reunion, Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2. We will have our big event on campus on Saturday on Bapst Lawn from 8 p.m. until midnight. For more information, to purchase tickets, and to reserve campus housing (stay, it’s so much

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class notes fun!), visit Beyond that, we will be at a downtown Boston bar Friday night (where rumor is, Randy and Mike will play, and there will be a Heightsmen reunion), have the 20th anniversary of Bar Golf on Saturday during the day, and have a class Mass, for families too, on Sunday, at 10 a.m., with Fr. McGowan as our celebrant.  Look for updates on our BC’93 Facebook group, BostonCollege93/, or email me for details.  I can’t wait! Now on to the news. • John and Ann (Boyle) Nagel and big brother and sister welcomed baby Emma in early December 2012. The Nagels live in Hawaii and welcome us all to come visit! • In May 2012, Bella and Pete Hogan, MBA/JD’98, were married in Santa Monica.  In attendance were Brian Murphy; Peter Sakalowsky; Jeff Zimmerman; E.J. Sarraille ’94; Ronan O’Flaherty ’94; Tim Watson ’95; Keith Shea ’95; Chris Georgules ’95, MEd’03; and Byron Pavano ’95, JD’98.  Pete and Bella honeymooned on Bali, where Pete hiked a mountain. No lying by the pool for that man! Pete is a partner at the law firm of Richardson & Patel LLP in LA, practicing corporate securities law. I will take this moment to remind us all of when Pete was at BC Law and an RA in the Mods—and hosted the most fun fifth-reunion party ever, with the largest wheel of cheese I’ve ever seen.  I will also remind E.J., Keith, and Tim of how lucky they were, as youngsters, to ride along to Notre Dame in a 40-foot RV with 13 BC senior girls.  They have Pete to thank for that setup. • Craig and Jennifer (Stanhewicz) Debrosky live in Trumbull, CT, with their three children—Alexandria (9), Christopher (6), and Nicky (2)—and will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in September. Jennifer works for ING Investment Management as VP, head of strategic analysis.  She writes: “I’m looking forward to the 20-year reunion!” Mario Palermo is also planning to attend Reunion. He is an owner of Chicago-area law firm Woodruff Johnson & Palermo. He and his wife have a son, Danny (10), and a daughter, Quinn (8). • Unfortunately, I have to close with sad news:  Heather Cody Lamb played varsity volleyball at BC, majored in math, and went on to teach high school math in California. Sadly, in 2009 she was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and remains in very serious condition. You may reach

Heather at Also, we lost classmate Chuck Hopfe in November 2012. Many of us remember Chuck’s amazing humor and ’70s parties.  Rest in peace, Chuck. And in honor of Chuck’s love of good tunes, and our upcoming 20th, I’ll leave you with thoughts of Jim Plunkett singing “The Unicorn Song” and DJ Edgar spinning “December 1963” at Kinvara on a Thursday.  Oh, what a night! • Here’s to two more super fun ones at Reunion.  Do not miss it!

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Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane You all must be hibernating for the winter, because I heard barely a peep from the Class of 1994 this time around. Please send some notes my way to share your latest news!  • Erin (Miller) Spaulding recently completed the Disney Half-Marathon with Team Achilles (along with more than 20,000 runners just in the half-marathon!).  Achilles and Cigna (which sponsored the overall marathon weekend) sponsored Erin and 20 other injured runners as they represented Achilles International chapters from across the country.  Erin was cheered on by our college roommate Beth (Coyle) Alford; her husband, Matt; and their daughter Kealin (3), who live nearby. • That’s all this time. Please send some news along, everyone.  Hope you are all well.

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Correspondent: Kevin McKeon Cathy and Robert Memory announce the birth of their second daughter, Charlotte Anne, on July 30, 2012. Big sister Katie is 3 years old. Rob is a partner at Neponset Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, with offices in Walpole, Dedham, and Wellesley. The Memorys live in Needham.

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Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy Colin, MBA’05, and Tracey (Lapan) McDevitt, MBA’02, have four children: Welles (8), who is named after Welles Crowther ’99; Greer (6); Kerrin (4); and Finnegan (2). The family recently relocated for Colin’s work, moving from New Hampshire to Southlake, TX, which is in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Colin is a VP at Fidelity Investments, where he been for 15 years. He continues to travel back to Fidelity’s offices in Boston and Merrimack, NH. Tracey is a happy and very busy stay-at-home mom. They miss their family and friends in New England but are enjoying exploring Texas and starting this new adventure in their lives. • Mea (Quinn) Mustone, MEd’06, and her husband welcomed Declan Peter on August 20, 2012. He joins big sisters Quinn (9), Teagan (7), Nevin (4), and Rowan (3), and big brother Cullen (5). • On a personal note, my husband, Brian, and I welcomed our daughter Emily Laura to the world on December 20, 2012. Her big sister, Liana (4), is a huge help as master of the pacifier. Brian continues to keep us all well fed as co-owner of Adelphi Deli in Garden City, and I am the president of Perseus Distribution Client Services, where I have worked for the last 15 years. • We look forward to hearing more about what you’ve been up to. Please send me an email to update your classmates.

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1998 reunion year

class participation goal: 589 Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht In January, TerRance Woodard was promoted to partner at the labor and employment law firm of Jackson Lewis, where he focuses his practice on employment litigation. Meanwhile, his wife, Suzanne (Carroll) Woodard, a clinical psychologist, is focusing on her private practice, SCW Psychological, Inc. TerRance, Suzanne, and their three kids—Tyler (6), Julian (3), and Quinn (1)—reside in Miami. • Theodore and Amy (Sundman) Kim welcomed their daughter, Trinity May, on Halloween night, October 31, 2011. In 2012, they relocated from Dallas to Washington DC, where Ted joined the Washington Post as an editor on the mobile desk. Amy tests recipes for the paper’s food section and teaches cooking classes for kids with Tiny Chefs. • Thomas Tyson and Alison (Curd) Lowery welcomed their third girl, McKinley Mary, to the family on November 30, 2012. Both her big sisters, Calista (4) and Avalon

(1), are excited to have another playmate. The entire Lowery family continues to enjoy the sunny, warm weather in San Diego.  • Hope to see many of you at our reunion in June!

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Correspondent: Matt Colleran Correspondent: Emily Wildfire Hello, Class of 1999. We hope all had a great spring. Please keep the notes coming. Here are the most recent ones we received. • Patrick and Jessica (Egidio) Mullevey welcomed their first child, Jacqueline Kate, on June 9, 2012. They reside in Lincroft, NJ. Jessica is currently an associate divisional merchandise manager at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City. • Seth Robbins and his wife, Monet, welcomed their firstborn, Blake, on November 28, 2012. Seth currently lives in Lynnfield and practices law out of Boston. • Matthew Fraser teaches Spanish and German, his major at BC, in Salem, where he also resides. He has published a book, Ideas for America: Let the Sun In, which offers thoughts about improving quality of life in hard times. • Hercules Grigos has been elected to partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, where he is a member of the Business and Finance Department. He concentrates his practice in real-estate development with an emphasis on zoning and land use. He joined Obermayer in 2005 after serving as an assistant city solicitor for the City of Philadelphia Law Department for three years. Hercules has twice been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top young lawyers in the state. • Danielle Dineen married Andrew Earls (Harvard ’96) on December 1, 2012, at St. Jean Baptiste Church in New York City. A number of BC grads attended the wedding, including matron of honor Mary (Patten) Rice and bridesmaids Margaret Segreti, Shannon (Bird) Castellanos, and Kelly Fitzgerald ’97. The couple reside in New York City.

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Correspondent: Kate Pescatore Greetings, Class of 2000 members! Happy spring from the Boston area! • Danielle Porcelli Bianchi, JD’03, was recently selected as counsel for the Inspector General of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Previously, she was assistant to the deputy general counsel for the Navy Office of the General Counsel. Danielle and her husband, Nicholas, continue to live in northern Virginia. • Pierre Mendoza and his wife, Katrina Claridad ’01, welcomed their second daughter, Averie Colette, in June.  She joins big sister Aria (2).  They are currently residing on the Jersey Shore, where Pierre practices urology and is the director of robotic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center. Thankfully, the family made it through Hurricane Sandy safely. • In August, Christine and Justin O’Horo welcomed their second son, Liam Chase, who joins big

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rowing up in a Hartford, Connecticut, neighborhood wracked by gang violence and steeped in poverty, Juan Arteaga had a powerful counterinfluence: his mother. “She convinced me that a college education was the way out,” Arteaga recalls. While he initially had difficulty adjusting to BC’s culture, Arteaga went on to earn many of the University’s highest honors, including the Archbishop Oscar Romero Scholarship. He went on to earn his law degree from Columbia University Law School, and eventually become an attorney. He now focuses his legal career on service to others, success- Juan Arteaga ’99 is a litigation attorney and fully championing the causes of poor and passionate advocate for those who lack access battered women, immigrants, and those to legal representation. wrongly accused of crimes. “I try to be the voice of the most vulnerable members of our society,” explains Arteaga. what’s the secret of success? It’s all in how you define it—for me, real success is having the ability to help others.

what has been the most satisfying moment in your professional life? I helped secure the release of a client who had been falsely convicted of murder.

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in your personal life? I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family, and the birth of my son a year ago has been a tremendous joy.

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brother Colin (2). • Phil and Joanna (Enstice) Kerpen announce the birth of their twins, Margaret Frances “Daisy” and Frederick James “Freddy,” on September 26. Daisy and Freddy join big sister Lilly (1). • Alex and Christine Elliott Smith welcomed Annabelle Elliott on October 8, 2012. Both Alex and Chris are senior managers in Deloitte’s accounting advisory practice. The family lives in Indianapolis. • On November 2, Ryan and Laura DeLong-Hummer welcomed Madeline Clare, who joins big sister Ella (3) and big brother Jack (2).  The family is still living in Rocky River, OH. • Thank you, as always, for keeping our class updated on your exciting news.  Please remember that you can post your own news and photographs on the BC alumni portal. Also, don’t forget to check out the news from other class members there.

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Correspondent: Sandi (Birkeland) Kanne Hello, classmates! I hope that you are all having a lovely springtime. • Former residents

of 604 Walsh experienced a baby boom around the 2012 holiday season! David and Lara (Klingenmaier) Melchionda welcomed Lyla Grace in January. Joanne (Dineen) Mayo and husband David welcomed Dominick Dineen in December. Big sister Daniella is thrilled with her little brother. Also in December, Greg and Mary (Laurine) Connors and big brother Gregory happily welcomed John James “J.J.” In November, Steve and Betsy (McDermott) Ragalevsky welcomed Samuel Stanley Peter. Sam joined his excited older sister, Catherine Carolyn “CC.” The former roommates look forward to their little Eagles growing up together. • Seydou and Allison (Beardsley) Belemvire welcomed their second son, Casper Aziz, on September 11, 2012. He joins big brother Cyrus Sekou (2). Allison works in international public health with the President’s Malaria Initiative, and the family continues to call Takoma Park, MD, their home. • Ryan Tosi has been named a partner at K&L Gates in Boston in the firm’s financial services litigation practice. He focuses on federal and state class action litigation, consumer finance litigation, and complex commercial litigation. • Those are the only updates from our class at the moment. I am excited to head back to the Heights in

class notes June to meet some new Eagles fans whose births I will get to announce in the Summer issue! Until then, enjoy the sunshine, and keep those updates coming!

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Correspondent: Suzanne Harte Congratulations to Hunter and Meredith (Roberts) Larson, who welcomed their first child, son Vaughn William Larson, on June 29, 2012. The family resides in Chesapeake, VA. Hunter continues to work for Accenture in Jersey City, where he is an IT development senior manager, while Meredith is a digital product manager with American Funds in Norfolk. • Meredith (Millet) Rosen welcomed twins Roxanne Nola and Rex Charles into the world on October 5, 2012. They were baptized in the historic San Rafael Mission church in January. Kelly (Millet) Cook is godmother to Roxanne. Meredith lives in San Rafael, CA, where she and her husband own a musical instruments store, Bananas at Large. She continues to work in the financial services industry at Bedell Frazier Investment Counselling, where she was recently promoted to COO.

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2003 reunion year

class participation goal: 645 Correspondent: Toni Ann Kruse Kelly Castriotta, MA’08, married Keith Bergin at Our Lady of Angels Church in Brooklyn on October 6, 2012. In attendance were Brennan (Greef) Blair, Jay Pollack, Anna Sheehy, and Jamie Mazareas.  Kelly is now a senior claims examiner with Arch Insurance Group in Chicago. • Bryan Buffinton and wife Amanda welcomed a little boy, Bennett Scott, on February 11, 2013. • Samantha (Samora) Bowman joined the Army before graduation and was deployed to Baghdad as a civil affairs specialist attached to the 1st Cavalry Division in

2004–2005. She was commissioned in 2007 and is now a captain in the Army Reserve, working with a psychological operations group that deploys soldiers to Afghanistan. She and her husband, Matt Bowman, who were married in 2009, welcomed a baby boy, Isaac, on November 6, 2011. • James, MBA’11, and Kathleen Ceglarski Burns welcomed a son, Kieran Mark, on June 27, 2011. The family lives in South Boston and is doing great. • Alice and Andrew Charland welcomed daughter Eloise Kathleen on February 8, 2011, in Boston. • Brooke Bateman received her PhD in zoology and tropical ecology from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. She is now a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Wisconsin– Madison. • Amanda Dumas and Todd Sanderson were married at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield on July 27. Eagles in attendance included best man and brother of the groom Eric Sanderson ’08 with fiancée Kristin Stobo ’10, groomsman Darren Perconte, Denise Ahern, Sean Collier JD’10, John and Diana (DiBacco) Doroghazi, Brenda Healy, Timothy Kearns, David Lincoln MA’05, Tara Malbasa, Jennifer (Worsham) Miskelly MEd’04, and Brian Peterik ’02. The newlyweds are both pediatricians currently working in Pittsburgh. • Elizabeth Cook married Robert Peyton on April 14, 2012, at the University Club of New York. Classmates in attendance included Brian and Erin (Cronin) Coole, Megan Reilly, and Theresa Wardon. Other BC alumni there to celebrate included Chris Cleary ’02, Alison (Peer) Forelli ’95, and Clara Mayoral ’83. The couple honeymooned in French Polynesia and currently live in Greenwich, CT. • Michael ’02 and Abigail (Mulligan) Keane, MSW’05, welcomed a son, Eamon Mulligan Keane, on March 21, 2011. Eamon and big brother Finnegan are best friends, and Mom and Dad are thrilled with their happy, full home. • Patrick Sullivan  and Elizabeth Ketels were married on June 16, 2012, at the National Cathedral in Washington DC.  A celebration of their marriage was followed by a reception at the Four Seasons Georgetown.  Co-officiating the ceremony was John Howard, SJ. Stephen Sullivan ’07, JD’12, was best man.  Others in attendance included  JJ and Kristine (Lock) Jonas; Andrew Chun;  Erin and Eamonn

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Aiken; Erica (Hayman) MA’06 and Kevin Meme; Janet Gorgone ’02; Kathryn Mueller ’05,  MS’06; Julie Smith MBA’11; and Chris Gorgone ’71.  Patrick and Elizabeth met during business school at the University of Pennsylvania.  Patrick is a VP covering the health-care sector for GMT Capital, and Elizabeth is a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii, Tahiti, and Bora-Bora and now reside in New York City.

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class participation goal: 515 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf Paul ’05 and Shannon (Langan) Tomaszewski are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Audrey Elizabeth, on January 4 in New Haven, CT, at Yale–New Haven Hospital, where Dad is completing his orthopedic surgery residency. She joins her big brother, Henry. • Brad and Shannon Gherty Anderson are thrilled with the birth of their first child, Asher Edward, on November 4, 2012. Shannon left private practice at Briggs and Morgan and is now practicing merchandising and marketing law at Target Corporation, based in Minneapolis. • Kristyl Berckes married Christopher John “CJ” Asakiewicz on October 21, 2012, at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. The reception was held at The Manor in West Orange. The couple met while they were students at Seton Hall Law School during a summer study program in Leuven, Belgium. Kristyl is now practicing family law at Lyons & Associates in Somerville, NJ. The wedding party included classmates Domenica Ricciardi, Moneer Masih-Tehrani, Amanda Fraga, and Katherine Kennedy Reinemund. Other Eagles in attendance included Ronald Shields ’72, Courtney McKinney, Linsey McCombs, Joni Swarts, Emily Leary Webber, Tanya Kilabuk Gaul, Bairam Rizai, and Conrad Cascadden ’03. The couple spent their honeymoon in Greece and currently reside in Raritan, NJ. • On October 6, Joseph Ballard married Caitlin Kelly at the Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral in Bardstown, KY. The wedding party included Jason Buttorf, Michael Lucarelli MS’05, and Michael Smith JD’07. Other alumni celebrating included Don Wojnar MEd’04, Sef Ghanem, Sarah (Mahler) Ghanem, Stas Haciski ’03, and Liana Popkin ’05. Chris Burke, MBA’12, and Emily Kearns, MA’05, were scheduled to attend, but were unable to do so as a result of weather-related travel problems. The couple live in Bardstown, where Joe is an assistant commonwealth attorney.

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As the season turns to spring, we checked in with former Eagles pitcher Dave Preziosi, MEd’08. The southpaw and four-year studentathlete now pitches in as a senior district sales manager at ADP.  His wife, Merry Foley Preziosi ’06, works at Georgetown University Hospital as a nurse practitioner in interventional radiology. • Former BC softball player Michelle Daly Rooney married her high school sweetheart, Anthony Rooney, on June 14, 2008.  Their son, Michael Robert, was born on November 7, 2012. Michelle had worked for seven years at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, but is now COO of the Rooney household.  Anthony is a CPA at Gray, Gray & Gray in Westwood. The Rooneys reside in Quincy. • Eric Ares would like to report that he has cut his hair and started wearing tank tops.  He just added a cat, Amar Jr., to his family, and he is working for an organization called LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network), advocating for the rights of people living in the area of downtown LA known as Skid Row.  He married Yelena Zeltser in October 2011. • Speaking of weddings, bells were ringing for the Class of 2005 in 2012. Charles “CJ” Gangi married his best friend, JoAnn Amico, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Framingham on September 29. The wedding party included best man Paul Gangi ’10, James McLaughlin, Gavin McGrath, Angelita Delgadillo, Anastasia Maternovskaya, and Lisa Davis.  Also present were Ben and Laura (Goodhue) Knappmiller, Elizabeth “Biz” LaRose MEd’06, Nell Curran, Molly (McDonnell) MS’10 and Dave Lemoine, Adam Markey, Christian Hunt, Justin Barrasso, Meg Feist JD’09, and Jessica Petersen.  • Lane Marmon married Miles Plant on October 27 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY. BC’05 alumni in attendance included best man Robert Plimpton, matron of honor Jane Balas Bortz, and bridesmaids Suzanne Jones and Lauren Bonaventura. The couple reside in Stamford, CT, where Lane is a matrimonial attorney at Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, and Miles is an attorney and judicial law clerk at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. • Bill and Danielle (Hedderson) Wales were married in Breezy Point, NY, on July 20. In attendance were Jamie Cositore, Katie Legge McLennan ’99, Snehal Shah ’03, Maria Suarez Ruff, Michelle Brown, Eileen Delaney MA’06, Mike Leahy JD’07, Katie Cronin, Laura Belden, Christine Mulligan, Jody Ebanks, Evan Glover ’04, and Jonathan Koenigsamen ’04. • Matt and Carly Fraser Doria, were married in 2011 and are living in Brooklyn.  Carly is an associate editor at W.W. Norton, and Matt works as an operational consultant at Sibson Consulting. On October 14, 2012, the couple welcomed a new addition to the family: Zadie Patricia, who, her proud mother reports, is like a dream baby, easy, smiles a lot, and sleeps well. • In other baby news, AJ, MBA’11, and Kari Cushing Nary welcomed Tucker Davis Nary on January 15. Tucker is currently on schedule to graduate with honors from Boston College in the Class of 2035. • Adam Fitzgerald’s debut collection of poetry, The Late Parade, is slated for publication by W.W. Norton’s Liveright imprint in June. Adam, who holds a master’s degree from BU’s Editorial Institute and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts, is an adjunct professor in literature and creative writing at Rutgers

University and The New School. He is also the founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy and the small artisan press Monk Books. Adam resides in the East Village.

firm for two years. Previously, he held a private wealth management role at UBS.  Kevin is a chartered  financial  analyst  and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. 

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class participation goal: 650 Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori Ted Dunlap is living in Hermosa Beach, CA; he has lived in the LA area since graduation. Ted is the athletic director for Junípero Serra High School in Gardena, whose football team won the Division II state championship last fall. He still tries to play basketball in his free time and enjoys living by the beach.

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class participation goal: 720 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell Evan and Angela (Thompson) Reeves were married on September 21, 2012, in Buffalo, NY, at St. Joseph University Parish. The bridal party included maid of honor Maia Tekle and bridesmaid Kathryn (Barwikowski) Scerra. Other BC’07 Eagles in attendance included Kate Sarmini, Kristina Nazareth, Becca Miles, Lisa (Antonellis) Kelley, Michael Wilhelm, Michael Scerra, Larry Lundy, Patrick Gipson, Chas Eby, and Django Gold. The couple reside in Buffalo, where Angela works in brand finance for Fisher-Price, and Evan in IT for the Department of Homeland Security.

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reunion year class participation goal: 1,000 Correspondent: Maura Tierney Congrats to Timothy Manning, MA’09, and Jennifer Ferreris, MA’09, who were married in Clearwater, FL, on July 7, 2012. Sara Bedford and Mary Wall were in the wedding party, and fellow BC’08 alumni in attendance were Eileen Puzo MA’09, James Puzo, Colin Smith, Colin Laughlin, Jordan Bragg, Jennifer Bickford, Michael and Ashley McLaughlin Leen, Sarah Conaghan, Maureen Lonergan MEd’09, and Jeffrey Staples.  • Jonathan and Sarah Milonas Carmin, MEd’12, are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Matthew William Carmine, on March 15, 2012, in Boston.  • Sean Hickey received a promotion and is now an embryologist/lab  specialist at Strong Fertility Center. His wife, Nicole, is enjoying her new job as a nurse, and their two young boys, Rory and Rhys, are healthy and happy! • In March, Ryan Selkis launched, a Web-based platform that helps people manage their giving in one place (in personal “microfoundations”), and makes it easier to save for larger donations—like those to BC! • Kevin Foote was promoted to the portfolio trader, Institutional Equity Division, at Morgan Stanley in New  York. He  has been with the


class participation goal: 660 Correspondent: Timothy Bates

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class participation goal: 610 Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney

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class participation goal: 550 Correspondent: Brittany Lynch Christopher Salerno, now a second lieutenant in the Army, was deployed to Afghanistan with his unit, the 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, of the 10th Mountain Division. He was an ROTC cadet while a student at the Carroll School of Management, and he completed the Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning, GA, in 2012 before reporting to Fort Drum in New York. Chris is the son of Debra and Harry Salerno ’75 of Plymouth, and the brother of Richard Salerno ’01. • Elizabeth Rodriguez was recently promoted to assistant to the director of admissions at Midwestern State University, where she will be responsible for speaking to and recruiting prospective students. • On February 23, Brittany Lynch and Frances Sevilla-Sacasa participated in Boston College’s 150 on the Road event in Miami. BC has partnered with Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now to package meals that will be delivered to families in the West African nation of Burkina Faso through the Helping Hands service project. Attendees at the Miami event packaged more than 30,000 meals out of the 150,000 goal, which was a huge success!

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class participation goal: 670 Correspondent: Riley Sullivan It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since we were students at Boston College. Many are currently continuing their education or soon will be. Kathryn Roulett is attending Columbia Law School and plans to practice corporate law in New York City after graduation. Michelle Irwin is now attending George Washington University Law School. I will be attending Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute starting in September for my Master of Public Policy. I have spent the year working as the intake and operations coordinator at Ostiguy High School, a

class notes Boston alternative school for students across eastern Massachusetts in recovery from drug addiction. • MacLean Cadman has joined humanitarian aid organization AmeriCares as a corporate relations associate. In this role, he will help build relationships with donor pharmaceutical and global health organizations. At BC, he majored in communication and received the Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for International Service. • Ana Lopez is currently a middle-school English teacher in Nicosia, Cyprus, through a Fulbright scholarship. She is enjoying working with her students to write and publish a comic book and immersing herself in Mediterranean culture. • Lastly, congratulations to Hannah Leary and Matt Vigliotta, who were married on October 7, 2012!

carroll school Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Gaurav Jetley, MSF’99, has been promoted to managing principal at the international financial consulting firm Analysis Group in New York, where he focuses on merger-related litigation, valuation of derivative instruments, securities valuation, corporate finance, and risk management. Gaurav holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management and a BS in economics from Delhi University. • In March, Henry Hagopian III, MS’04, MBA’07, cochaired North American Thrombosis Forum’s signature event, a benefit gala at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston, honoring Melanie Bloom, widow of NBC reporter David Bloom, for her 10 years of advocacy and raising awareness of deep vein thrombosis. Henry is corporate controller of Organogenesis Inc. in Canton. • Carroll grad school alumni, let us hear from you! New job? Promotion? Other news you’d like to share? Write to us at the above address or email a note to

connell school Correspondent: Katy Phillips Connell School graduate alumni, we are very pleased to introduce your new correspondent, Katy Phillips, MS’10, who will be writing this column beginning with the Summer issue. Please send Katy notes on your professional activities or accomplishments or other news you’d like to share in this column.

gsas McGuinn Hall, Room 221-A Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 617-552-3265 In March, Joseph La Ferlita, MA’98, was appointed district representative for Nassau and Suffolk Counties for the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Law Section. Joseph is counsel at Farrell Fritz, where he concentrates his practice in trusts and estates law, with an emphasis on estate planning, estate and trust administration,

and tax controversy. In addition to an MA in theology from BC, he holds an LLM in taxation from NYU School of Law; a JD from St. John’s University School of Law; and a BS from Fairfield University. Joseph resides in Locust Valley, NY. • Alison Smith Mangiero, MA’07, has been teaching political science this past academic year at the College of the Holy Cross, where she also taught in 2009–2010. She is also director of outreach for the Adam Smith Society, an initiative of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for the American University, where she had served as a director. For the 2010–2011 academic year, Alison was a predoctoral fellow in the Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University and a visiting scholar at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. She is currently a PhD candidate at Boston College, where she was the recipient of a Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy Fellowship and the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Fellowship.

he later served as a school principal and retired in 2011 as superintendent of schools. Since then, he has been serving as an interim superintendent and consulting on education leadership, recruitment, and community engagement. Chris is also a former president and executive director of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.


With thanks to fellow correspondent Peter Johnson ’60, we have a bit of news from classmates of the Woods College Class of 1960: Mary Connolly Webb ’60 reports that Paul McInnis ’60 has semi-retired but now practices law from his South Boston home. Patricia Gunning Walsh ’60 has retired from teaching and enjoys her day from her Milton home. • I hope many of you are able to attend Reunion and to connect with fellow WCAS alumni. Please email, write, or call me to report in with news for the Summer issue!

Correspondent: Elizabeth Abbott Wenger; Hello, GSSW alumni! I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as our new class notes correspondent. My name is Elizabeth Abbott Wenger, and I am a 2006 graduate of the Graduate School of Social Work. I currently live in Rochester, NY, with my husband and our daughter, and I am working as a social worker in the Children’s Heart Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital. I am looking forward to hearing and sharing the news of your accomplishments and achievements with our fellow social work alumni! Please contact me via email at to pass along news and notes. I am excited to hear from you!

law school Vicki Sanders 885 Centre Street Newton, MA 02459 Class Notes for Law School alumni are published in the BC Law Magazine. Please forward all submissions to Vicki Sanders at the above address.

lynch school Class Notes editor Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In February, Christopher Martes, PhD’93, the interim superintendent of schools in Norton, joined the board of directors of Strategies for Children, a nonprofit that works to ensure that Massachusetts children are able to attain high-quality early education and become proficient readers by the end of the third grade. Chris earlier served as superintendent of schools in Framingham and Medfield. He began his career in education as a teacher in Foxborough, where 72 74 class class notes notes

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wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290

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obituaries boston college alumni deaths

Mary Lyons Amsler WCAS’49 of West Roxbury on February 27, 2013.

Edward V. Marikle ’51 of La Mesa, CA, on February 6, 2013.


John J. Bradley ’49 of Braintree on February 12, 2013.

James C. McGrath ’51 of Honolulu, HI, on December 1, 2012.

Kenneth J. Carter ’37 of Marlborough on February 13, 2013.

Jeanne D’Arc O’Hare, CSJ, MA’49, PhD’59, of Weston on March 16, 2013.

Arthur L. O’Leary ’51 of Abington on January 20, 2013.



Paul F. Sherry ’51, MS’56, of Dedham on January 14, 2013.

Madeline Hyland Daniels, MSW’54, of Norwood on January 31, 2013.

Francis T. Donovan Jr. ’40 of New York, NY, on July 24, 2012.

Robert P. Heavey ’50 of Wolfeboro, NH, on December 22, 2012.

Walter J. Kupris ’40 of Brighton on March 10, 2013.

Albert A. Julian ’50 of Dorchester on February 21, 2013.

John F. Berrigan, Esq., ’52, JD’55, of Nashua, NH, on January 21, 2013.

Paul F. Deveney ’54 of Bourne, formerly of Milton, on February 28, 2013.

John A. Abucewicz ’41 of Lowell on August 29, 2012.

John P. Kiley ’50 of Hingham on March 6, 2013.

Robert J. Callahan ’52 of Norwalk, CT, on January 1, 2013.

Eva Shediack Greene, MA’54, of Guilderland, NY, on February 15, 2013.

Robert W. Attridge ’42 of Beverly on February 28, 2013.

Mary T. Murphy, MEd’50, of Wakefield, formerly of Danvers, on December 30, 2012.

Joseph S. Lukas ’43 of Braintree on February 26, 2013. Joseph M. Gaudreau ’44 of Wellesley on February 4, 2013. William E. Kelley ’44, MBA’61, of Yarmouth Port on February 3, 2013. Laurent H. Bouley ’45 of Jewett City, CT, on January 15, 2013. John J. Brady ’45 of Naples, FL, formerly of West Roxbury, on December 25, 2012. James M. Collins, SJ, ’45, PhL’52, of Weston on January 24, 2013. William D. Corbett ’45, MEd’47, of Centerville on January 10, 2013. Francis J. Donovan ’45 of Dover, NH, formerly of Port Charlotte, FL, and Watertown, on September 7, 2012. Byron P. Graff Jr. ’45 of East Providence, RI, on December 26, 2012. Paul J. Hoar ’45 of Lowell on March 11, 2013. Marion Cronin Brown, MA’47, of Washington, DC, on February 13, 2013.

Elizabeth Flaherty Doherty ’52 of Woburn on April 6, 2012.

Mary Lou Julian Natoli NC’50 of Lexington on November 8, 2012.

Gary B. Gammal ’52 of Sonoma, CA, on February 13, 2013.

Thomas F. O’Connell ’50 of Milton, formerly of Dover, on January 3, 2013.

Joseph J. Healey ’52 of North Andover on December 20, 2012.

Raymond L. Shaw ’50 of Stoneham on December 31, 2012. Robert D. Souffie ’50, MS’52, of Wilmington, DE, formerly of Millersville, MD, on December 28, 2012. William P. Toland Sr. ’50 of Hingham on March 12, 2013. Paul D. Vergakes ’50 of Stockton Springs, ME, and Boston on March 16, 2013.

Herbert J. Joseph Jr. ’52 of Gloucester on January 22, 2013.

Paul L. Clougherty ’54 of South Boston on January 6, 2013.

Joseph D. Lonergan ’54 of Arlington on December 28, 2012. Frederick D. Peterson, MA’54, of North Andover on March 2, 2013. Francis V. Russo ’54 of Salem, NH, on February 20, 2013. James J. Cronin ’55 of Cohasset, formerly of Scituate, on January 29, 2013.

Paul E. Keane ’52 of Rockville, MD, on January 25, 2011.

Joseph P. Hogan ’55 of Dracut, formerly of Lowell, on January 6, 2013.

Paul R. McNaughton ’52 of Cardiff by the Sea, CA, on December 21, 2012.

Henry F. Lindsay ’55 of Westborough on February 1, 2013.

Mildred Filaroska Moriarty ’52 of Portland, ME, formerly of Natick, on September 1, 2012.

Pasquale Lochiatto ’55 of Revere, formerly of East Boston, on January 3, 2013.

Francis X. O’Leary ’52 of Davenport, FL, on February 3, 2013.

Sarah Walsh Logan ’55 of Needham and Newburyport on March 2, 2013.

Norman J. Wells ’50 of Randolph on February 26, 2013.

James P. Quirk, Esq., JD’52, of Warwick, RI, on February 20, 2013.

David F. Lyons ’55 of Columbia, MD, on March 3, 2013.

John A. Wisentaner ’50, MA’51, of Chatham on January 25, 2013.

Arthur J. Roche ’52 of Yarmouth Port, formerly of Somerville, on January 6, 2013.

Mary G. (O’Neil) Bell, MA’51, of Dedham on February 11, 2013. Gerard J. Bernard ’51 of Holyoke on February 26, 2013. Leo D. Burns ’51 of Plant City, FL, on February 11, 2013.

Henry W. Welch Jr., Esq., ’47 of Chatham on February 6, 2013.

Richard W. Curran ’51, MBA’70, of Norwood on July 27, 2012.

Clement E. Constantine, MSW’48, of Colleyville, TX, on March 18, 2011.

William S. Darr, MS’51, of Mobile, AL, on February 22, 2013.

Matthew N. Keleher ’48 of Green Harbor, formerly of Roslindale, on December 29, 2012.

Robert A. DiTullio ’52 of Cohasset on February 19, 2013.

James F. Cawley, MEd’54, of South Burlington, VT, on February 16, 2013.

James J. Dowd Jr. ’51 of Weymouth on January 20, 2013. Edward J. Kelly II, MEd’51, of Safford, AZ, on February 15, 2013.

Henry J. Michalewicz ’48 of Windsor Locks, CT, on March 11, 2013.

Thomas D. Kenna, Esq., JD’51, of Arlington on March 22, 2013.

John D. Muse ’48 of Portland, ME, on October 11, 2012.

John A. MacDougall Jr. ’51 of Chevy Chase, MD, on January 5, 2013.

Howard W. Williams, Esq., ’52, JD’63, of Orlando, FL, on February 1, 2013. Paul V. Daley, MEd’53, of Yarmouth, ME, formerly of West Brookfield, on December 19, 2012. Robert D. Fogarty ’53 of Penobscot, ME, formerly of Somerville, on January 6, 2013.

Giles E. Mosher Jr. ’55 of Wellesley and West Falmouth on February 12, 2013. Oliver Nickerson, SJ, STL’55, of Weston on January 31, 2013. Thomas L. O’Donnell WCAS’55 of Chelmsford on February 20, 2013. John J. O’Leary ’55 of Duxbury on January 26, 2013. Albert C. Sutherby ’55 of Tewksbury on February 4, 2013.

Charles E. Jandrue Sr. ’53 of Norwood on February 28, 2013.

Ernestine H. Bolduc ’56 of Watertown on March 2, 2013.

Chester E. Laskowski ’53 of Medford on March 10, 2013.

Robert F. Connor ’56 of Binghamton, NY, on January 15, 2013.

Josephine I. O’Callaghan ’53 of Hometown, PA, on January 24, 2013. John M. Violette ’53 of Scarborough, ME, formerly of Saco, ME, on December 14, 2012.

Patricia M. (Richard) Dobek ’56 of Fall River on December 22, 2012. Mark A. Fay Jr. ’56 of Tucson, AZ, on January 14, 2013.

Paul G. Foucre ’56, MA’59, of Medfield on November 26, 2012.

George L. Casale ’58 of East Kingston, NH, on January 31, 2013.


Daniel J. Gearty ’56 of Concord on January 16, 2013.

Joseph A. Divenuto ’58 of Chicopee on December 19, 2012.

Ralph C. Good, Esq., ’56, JD’61, of Framingham, formerly of Medford and West Roxbury, on January 23, 2013.

Mary Denis Leahy, OSF, MA’58, of Newton on February 19, 2013.

Gilbert L. Charlette WCAS’60, MBA’70, of Plainville on February 5, 2013.

Joseph P. Marrinan ’56 of Estero, FL, and Narragansett, RI, on September 20, 2012. Herbert H. McLaughlin WCAS’56 of South Weymouth on February 23, 2013.

Thomas B. Martin ’58 of Holbrook and Braintree on December 10, 2012. Francis H. McGuinness WCAS’58 of Foxborough on February 26, 2013. John R. Akin ’59 of East Kingston, NH, on January 31, 2013.

Dolores Demers Ferdon NC’60 of Dana Point, CA, on January 20, 2013. William J. Gormley III ’60 of West Roxbury on February 9, 2013. Kevin L. McTeague ’60 of Lincoln, NH, on December 12, 2012.

Gerald R. Faunce ’59 of Weymouth on January 13, 2013.

Donna Mason Steinkrauss ’60 of Lexington and Pocasset on January 11, 2013.

John H. Frey, MS’59, of Marlborough on January 10, 2013.

Joseph J. Walker ’60 of Grand Rapids, MI, on January 21, 2013.

George L. Spillane ’56 of Redwood City, CA, on February 23, 2013.

J. Thomas Hamel, SJ, STL’59, of Weston on January 13, 2013.

Margaret Antonellis Bargoot ’57 of Swampscott on March 5, 2013.

William D. Kryzovic ’59 of Everett on March 11, 2013.

Anthony G. Weiler WCAS’60 of Sun City, CA, formerly of Rockport, on January 4, 2013.

John M. Byrne, Esq., JD’57, of Cromwell, CT, on March 12, 2013.

Mary Powell Lees ’59 of Centerville on January 27, 2013.

Mary Joan Cook, RSM, MA’57, of West Hartford, CT, on February 13, 2013.

Burke Leonard ’59 of Danvers, formerly of Peabody, on March 4, 2013.

William A. Leary ’57 of Harwich, formerly of Osterville, on February 25, 2013.

Adelaide Banks Peters ’59 of Gardiner, ME, and Dexter, ME, on January 6, 2013.

Peter L. Paglari ’56, MA’58, of West Chatham on January 29, 2013. William Arthur Reilly ’56 of Chestnut Hill on March 12, 2013.

Francis P. Lemieux ’57 of West Dennis on March 1, 2013. Joseph A. Lombardi, Esq., JD’57, of Braintree, formerly of Randolph, on September 28, 2012. William J. Blackett ’58 of Scarborough, ME, on January 20, 2013.

Mary Jane (Geary) Quarters ’59 of North Kingstown, RI, on June 10, 2011.

Alice M. Ahern ’61 of Holden, formerly of Worcester, on December 22, 2012. Hammond C. Collins ’61 of Hingham on January 9, 2013. Cornelius J. Foley Jr. ’61 of Nahant on January 22, 2013. Stanley E. Gabis ’61 of Franklin on March 4, 2013. Margaret Carroll Pluso NC’61 of Miami Lakes, FL, on February 26, 2013.

Frank A. Spera ’59 of Winchester on February 3, 2013.

Charles W. Dixon, Esq., LLB’62, of West Chatham on December 25, 2012.

David P. Tenney ’59 of Quincy on January 26, 2013.

Owen V. Feeney ’62 of Stony Point, NY, on February 25, 2013.

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Joyce Deveau Kennedy ’62 of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on December 7, 2012. Patricia A. (O’Keefe) O’Brien ’62, MS’67, of Groton Long Point, CT, and West Roxbury on December 15, 2012. John J. Casey ’63 of Haverhill on January 17, 2013. Carl H. Fliegner ’63 of Maryville, TN, on February 4, 2013. James P. Goodrich WCAS’63 of Falmouth, formerly of Hingham, on February 4, 2013. Anne M. Harvey, SND, DEd’63, of Worcester on January 31, 2013. Benjamin F. Hull III ’63 of Norway, ME, formerly of Rockport, on December 31, 2012. Aileen Lynch McNulty, MEd’63, of West Dennis on March 15, 2013. Laurence P. Melia, Esq., ’63 of North Andover on January 27, 2013. Edward C. Cinella ’64 of Melrose on January 14, 2013. Robert T. Creutz ’64, MA’72, of South Weymouth on March 23, 2013. Richard J. Dowling ’64 of Walton Hills, OH, on November 28, 2012. William J. Kotek ’64 of Fort Myers, FL, on January 31, 2013. John D. MacLellan ’64, MBA’71, Lexington on January 19, 2013. William A. Riccio Jr. ’64 of Warwick, RI, on February 9, 2013. Francis X. Kearns ’65 of The Villages, FL, on January 7, 2013. Ronald A. Sarno, Esq., ’65, MA’66, PhL’66, of Ridgewood, NJ, on March 8, 2013. Sheila Rossi Whalen ’65 of Gloucester on January 8, 2013. Anthony F. Abatiell, Esq., JD’66, of Rutland, VT, on January 24, 2013. Germaine Catlin, DC, MEd’66, of Albany, NY, formerly of Wilmington, DE, on January 6, 2013. Michael L. Kinsella Jr. ’66 of Windham, NH, on January 14, 2013. Barbara St. Pierre ’66 of Vineyard Haven on January 3, 2013. John R. Conklin ’67 of Kingstowne, VA, on February 14, 2013. William H. Duke ’67 of Anaheim, CA, on February 8, 2013.

Frances C. (Taylor) Eizenstat, MSW’67, of Miami, FL, on February 17, 2013. Jeanne Garin WCAS’67 of Plainville, formerly of Jamaica Plain and Everett, on January 9, 2013.

Robert Francis Dix, MA’74, of State College, PA, on August 6, 2012.

Angela M. McGrath, MEd’81, of Holliston on August 17, 2012.

Richard V. Newman Jr. ’74 of Lowell on January 20, 2013.

Cheryl Manning Cooney ’82 of Andover on January 30, 2013.

Michael J. Wallace ’74 of Ledyard, CT, on February 8, 2013.

Gerald J. Keeler ’82 of Ann Arbor, MI, formerly of Burnt Hills, NY, on April 12, 2011.

Robert J. Kates, Esq., JD’67, of Newton on February 20, 2013.

John B. Howard, Esq., JD’75, of Northampton on January 22, 2013.

Normand M. LeBoeuf, MBA’67, of North Falmouth, formerly of Dover and Medfield, on December 27, 2012.

John P. McHugh WCAS’75 of Winchester on February 14, 2013.

Charles V. Reynolds Jr., MA’67, of Wellesley on January 25, 2013. Dolores A. Shelley, MA’67, of Hull on December 20, 2012. Enid M. Starr, Esq., JD’67, of Brookline on March 24, 2013. Michele Mastrolia Talbot NC’67 of Chestnut Hill on February 7, 2013. William A. McDermott Jr. ’68 of South Boston, formerly of West Roxbury, on February 27, 2013.

Deborah Ann Mearns ’75 of Taunton on January 28, 2013. Evelyn M. Berry, OSB, MEd’76, of South Dennis on December 4, 2012. Robert G. Contaldi ’76 of Stratford, CT, on November 14, 2012. Richard F. Kolbusz ’76 of Holyoke on February 8, 2013. Priscilla Lyons, Esq., JD’76, of Holliston on December 30, 2012.

Edward S. Rooney, Esq., ’68 of Newton on February 18, 2013.

Mary C. McDonald, CSJ, CAES’76, of Framingham on January 7, 2013.

George C. Brox, MBA’69, of Hobe Sound, FL, on January 1, 2013.

Edward F. Morgan ’76 of Quincy on January 30, 2013.

Anne M. Sullivan ’69 of San Antonio, TX, on February 14, 2013.

Lorraine C. Brodeur ’77 of Tolland, CT, on January 9, 2013.

1970s Brian P. Donaher, MA’70, of Quincy on March 8, 2013. William F. Keenan, MA’70, of Harwich Port and Dorchester on January 11, 2013. Robert E. McDonough, MBA’70, of Durham, NH, on February 27, 2013. John M. Moscardelli, Esq., JD’70, of Boston on February 9, 2013. Jeanette A. Gonglewski, SSJ-TOSF, MEd’71, of Middletown, CT, on May 9, 2011.

Thomas P. King ’77 of Braintree on March 9, 2013. Geoffrey A. MacDonald, MBA’77, of Boca Raton, FL, and Chatham on December 17, 2012. Lewis Paul Simons, PhD’77, of Waltham on February 6, 2013. Michael W. Cataldo Jr. ’78 of Westwood on December 31, 2012. Rudy Montoya, MEd’79, of Chimayo, NM, on October 12, 2012.


John F. McCarthy ’71 of Medfield on March 16, 2013.

David C. Hall Jr., PhD’80, of Leesport, PA, on March 6, 2013.

John F. Hammond ’72 of Medway on March 18, 2013.

Joseph M. Hinchey, Esq., JD’80, of Wrentham on February 2, 2013.

Rita E. Skinner, MEd’72, of Pembroke on January 1, 2013.

Catherine M. (Quinlan) Mitchell ’80, MBA’89, of Yarmouth Port on January 6, 2013.

Bryan G. Killian, Esq., ’73 of Medford, formerly of Wellesley, on February 7, 2013. Donna M. D’Agostino ’74 of Fresh Meadows, NY, on February 24, 2013.

Leo R. Villani ’80 of Uxbridge on January 6, 2013. Arline R. Weinberg, MSW’80, of Providence, RI, on December 31, 2012.

Deborah Beth Lees, MA’92, of Hampton, NH, on January 22, 2013. Helene Hayes, RGS, PhD’93, of Marlborough on January 6, 2013. Andre DeCasteja ’95 of Cliffside Park, NJ, on August 30, 2012.

Rosemary E. (Chung) Lund ’83 of Rockland on January 9, 2013.


Ted J. Maloy ’83 of Wakefield and York Beach, ME, on January 15, 2013.

Andrew Hodyke, MS’00, of Arlington on February 28, 2013.

Jean M. Sannicandro ’83 of Ashland on February 13, 2013. Francis F. Adams III ’87 of West Palm Beach, FL, on January 10, 2013.


Edward Kim ’06 of Wyckoff, NJ, on April 6, 2012.

2010s Carly E. Hughes ’11 of Closter, NJ, on February 17, 2013.

Cara S. Kealy ’91, MA’95, of Mount Vernon, NY, on January 25, 2013.

boston college community deaths James M. Collins, SJ, ’52, of Weston, treasurer and minister of the Jesuit community since 1984, on January 24, 2013, at age 87. He is survived by his brother Laurence and several cousins, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Helen DiCarlo-Reale, of Newton, Dining Services employee from 1987 to 1999, on March 11, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons Richard, Jr., and Darin; brother Dino; grandson Richard III; and many nieces and nephews. Thomas Perry, of Watertown, associate professor of history from 1964 to 1998, on February 8, 2013, at age 87. He is survived by his wife, Mary; children Sarah, Taft, Charles, Julia, and Thomas; five grandchildren; and brother, William. Anne Rockett, of Wellesley, Dining Services employee from 1981 to 2011, on February 1, 2013. She is survived by her husband, John, Jr.; children Kathleen, Mary, Megan, Stephen, and John III; grandchildren Joscelyn, Lucas, Michael, and Lydia; great-grandson, Miles; and sister, T. Ward Welsh. Norman J. Wells ’50, of Randolph, philosophy professor from 1955 to 1999, on February 26, 2013, at age 86. He is survived by his children Matthew, Kevin, David ’95, and Monica, and grandchildren Jenna, Eric, Dennis, and Alyssa.

The “Obituaries” section is compiled from national listings as well as from notifications submitted by friends and family of alumni. It consists of names of those whose deaths have been reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information on deceased alumni to Advancement Information Systems, Cadigan Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to

Pursuing Excellence A Look Inside a BC Lab As a leading research institution, Boston College is home to some of the nation’s most talented faculty and students. Learn more about the research of two of the very best: Assistant Professor Michelle Meyer, recent recipient of a prestigious Sloan Fellowship, and undergraduate research assistant Mark Soo ’14, who works in her comparative genomics lab in Higgins Hall.



Assistant Professor, Biology Department

Biology Major

What makes your genomics work unique?

Why did you choose Boston College?

My research group is currently analyzing data produced by the Human Microbiome Project to understand how bacteria regulate genes in the human body. As we discover more about the relationship between bacteria cells and human cells, our research will contribute to the development of targeted antibiotics and other beneficial therapies.

I love history as much as biology, and I saw in a BC education the possibility to pursue liberal arts studies as well as scientific research. This reflects the Jesuit commitment of educating “the whole person,” which I felt was more important than strict focus in one area.

How is research important to an undergraduate education?

When you take an exam in class, you’re asked a question, you answer it, and that’s it—you’re either right or wrong. In the lab, it’s rarely that simple. There is a constant process of refining your techniques. It takes persistence to come back and attack the same question in new ways every single day.

Scientific research, by definition, expects students to keep asking questions. This process encourages them to appreciate how much we don’t know about the world and fosters critical thinking and analytical skills— important attributes for success.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in the lab?

What are your plans after graduation?

Why should the BC community support research at the Heights?

In the long term, I hope to enter academia and share my passion for biology with others. For me, my BC education is not just about getting a job; it is about lifelong development and becoming a better person.

The University’s collective research activities have important impacts in our struggles against diseases, such as HIV and malaria, and on our fundamental understanding of natural phenomena. These endeavors are worth supporting as part of our mission to both understand—and improve—the world in which we live.

Biology’s Michelle Meyer with student researcher Mark Soo ’14

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he Light the World campaign seeks to raise $1.5 billion for priorities vital to the University’s growth and success, including enhancing academic excellence— both inside and outside the classroom.

news briefs uCarroll Climbs—The Carroll School of Management rose to sixth in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the nation’s “Best Undergraduate Business Schools.” The program has jumped three places since last year and 10 spots since 2011. This ascent can be attributed to its high marks for teaching, academic culture, career placement services, and facilities. “The credit goes to our terrific faculty, staff, students, and alumni,” says Dean Andy Boynton ’78, P’13, “Together, they have laid the groundwork for this to happen through their talent and hard work.” uAn Integrated Approach—The Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) at the Graduate School of Social Work has quickly become a leading resource for those exploring the critical issue of immigrant inclusion. This unique applied research center draws on academic and clinical expertise to provide strategies for incorporating immigrants more fully into U.S. social, civic, and economic structures. “The unrivaled diversity of today’s immigrant population allows us to see through the eyes of others,” says Dean Alberto Godenzi. “To study facilitators and inhibitors of integration and naturalization honors our country’s tradition of being an open and inclusive society.”


BC’s Fulbright Fellows Marking a Decade of Distinction The University’s run of Fulbright Fellowships has been nothing short of remarkable—with 164 undergraduates earning the prestigious foreign study and teaching grants since 2002. Such honors are the fruit of BC’s ongoing academic investments and speak to the talent and commitment of students and faculty alike.

▪ Founded: 1946 by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright

▪ Program goal: To increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills

Meet this year’s Fulbright winners at

Number of BC Fulbright Fellows 20 13









2002– 2003– 2004– 2005– 2006– 2007– 2008– 2009– 2010– 2011– 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Source: Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment 79 advancement

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a campus cornerstone Join the Stokes classroom experience on page 18, and learn more about academic excellence in this issue’s Light the World campaign section.

The liberal arts tradition lives on at Boston College— and now has a world-class home at the Heights. Made possible by Light the World and made real by the students and faculty who enliven its classrooms and corridors, Stokes Hall has quickly become a campus cornerstone and a true center for the humanities. Champion the University’s pursuit of academic excellence. Please support Light the World today.

Above: Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, assistant professor of philosophy, teaches Perspectives in Western Culture in Stokes 201s. Photograph: Lee Pellegrini

Boston College Magazine, Spring 2013  

Boston College Magazine, Spring 2013

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