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boston college fall 2012


The art of rebuilding  A young team, a losing record— Coach Steve Donahue has passed this test before By dave denison

Table of Contents

1 Alumni News & Notes 3 Class Notes 1930s, 1940s 1950s 1960s

1970s 1980s 1990s

2000s 2010s Graduate schools

14 Alumni Profile: Maureen O’Keefe Doran ’69 and

Christopher “Kip” Doran ’68, P’00, ’03

18 Alumni Profile: Teresa “Tess” Posch O’Neill ’76, P’07 24 Alumni Profile: David Levy ’06 27 Obituaries 29 Light the World Campaign News

news&notes O’Neill Plaza has a new look! Over the summer, this area at the heart of the Heights was regraded, newly landscaped, and made beautifully green. The wide lawn, crisscrossed by new pathways, will accommodate outdoor events and assemblies and is sure to become a favorite spot for studying and relaxing.

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O’Neill Plaza Then and Now

What’s your favorite spot on the Heights?

I always loved to spend time in Bapst Library, especially during the week of final exams—the Gothic architecture and the stained glass windows just added to the aura.” —Matthew Osborn ’93



I was so excited to come back to campus in September and see the new green space in front of O’Neill Library. It’s awesome!”



—Danielle Gerard ’13

alumni events JANUARY



Alumni Day at BC Basketball Enjoy a pregame reception and cheer on the Eagles as they face the NC State Wolfpack. Purchase tickets at




Alumni Skating with Baldwin Take a spin on the Conte Forum ice with Baldwin at this skating party for the whole family. Register at



Laetare Sunday A joyful Mass followed by brunch marks the midpoint of Lent. Learn more about this family-friendly event and register at

To learn more or to register for these and other Alumni Association events, visit 1 alumni news

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Boston College’s Sesquicentennial on the Road

Introducing the Alumni Association’s New President Welcome to University Trustee Vincent J. Quealy ’75, new president of the BC Alumni Association! A longtime BC volunteer, Quealy takes the reins from Dineen Riviezzo ’89, whose tireless service and strong leadership raised alumni volunteer engagement to new heights.

In honor of BC’s 150th anniversary, the Office of University Advancement will host a series of alumni events across the country this spring. Activities will include community service projects, luncheons, and more.

Boston College is a university rich in diversity, rich in its Jesuit tradition and influence, rich in the promise of its future—and a place I love. I’m very pleased to serve as president of your alumni association.”

Save the dates below and visit for more information!

Visit to hear more from Vincent Quealy.




Feb. 9

Los Angeles, Calif.

Feb. 23

Miami, Fla.

April 13

Chestnut Hill, Mass.

April 20

San Francisco, Calif.

April 27

New York, N.Y.

May 4

Dublin, Ireland

June 15

Chicago, Ill.

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1933 reunion year

Correspondent: William M. Hogan Jr. Brookhaven, A-305 Lexington, MA 02421; 781-863-1998

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Correspondent: John D. Donovan 12 Wessonville Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-4782 Greetings once again, our lucky and plucky classmates! Today we have some great news: the recent publication of a ’39 classmate’s new book, titled Guiding Your Own Life on the Way of the Lord Jesus: Liberated by the Profound Theologian, Germain Grisez (AuthorHouse). Joseph Casey, SJ, PhL’43, is the “young” author of this scholarly theological and spiritual work, a book that all BC alumni should read. Congratulations, Fr. Joe! • Since we have a lot of space left, let’s add a footnote regarding numbers and letters. Remember how difficult it was in our 1935–1939 BC undergraduate years to score 90 or 90-plus on an exam and maybe achieve a course grade of A? OK, now, look at our numbers today. Blessedly and surprisingly, we have all reached and scored in the 90s age-wise and have earned and been graded an A in the tough course of human longevity. Congratulations! Hang in there! A-plus age grades are just down the road.

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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 With great sadness, we report the passing of your class correspondent, Sherman Rogan, on July 28, 2012. After BC, Sherman went on to Harvard Law School, graduating in 1943; he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in the same year, serving for three years as a lawyer stationed in New York City, London, and Antwerp, and he continued to work as an attorney in all aspects of the law throughout his career. Sherman leaves his wife, Connell School of Nursing alumna Joan M. (Duane) Rogan ’66; his children and their spouses— Rosina and Ben Rogan MBA’99; Michael and Eleana (Rogan) Conway MS’98; and Louis ’97 and Shannon (Rogan) Bottari ’97—a brother; and nine grandchildren. A Boston native, Sherman was a longtime resident of Reading. • Class of 1940, if any of you would like to continue Sherman’s good work by volunteering to serve as correspondent for your class, please contact us at the above address.

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Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082 Greetings to my dear classmates. I hope this message finds you well and that you endured this past hot but lovely summer. In reflection, we have a lot to be thankful for during our lifetime. As each year passes and our class gets smaller in size, the memories of our days at Boston College and Jesuit training remain close to the heart. Best wishes to all the incoming freshmen. May God continue to bless us and our families. AMDG.

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Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136; 617-364-2309 In May, almost 70 years to the day since our Commencement, we joined the classes of the 1930s and ’40s for our annual memorial Mass at Alumni House. Joseph Duffy, SJ, ’50, MA’51, STL’58, was the celebrant, with Fr. Robert Costello ’48; Paul O’Brien, SJ; and Paul McCarty, SJ, ’49, STL’61, as concelebrants. Due to the size of the group and the limits of the room, and in the interest of safety, the priests and the congregation remained seated during the Mass. Fr. Duffy remarked that in Leonardo da Vinci’s version of The Last Supper, Jesus and the apostles were all seated. After the Mass, we moved to the Putnam Room, where we all enjoyed a fine luncheon. There was no formal program, just the usual reminiscing and exchanging of views. As we were preparing to leave for the day, we gathered in the lobby for a group picture. Charlie Ahern, John Fitzgerald, and Charlie Sullivan represented the class, feeling happy and blessed to be able to be there. • A note of interest: On March 30, the annual BC Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner and Awards Ceremony was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza to recognize alumni who have shown exceptional leadership in various University activities. Among the five awards was the James F. Stanton Senior Class Gift Award, named after our late classmate. The recipient, Courtney Dower ’11, was recognized for her leadership as a member of her Senior Class Gift Committee. Here’s another example of the great people of BC’42. • The unpleasant part of this little attempt to be class correspondent is reporting the passing of classmates. Charles Meehan of Melvin Village, NH, left us on June 7, 2011. He left no words in our 50th anniversary report, but I learned that he had obtained his MEd from BC in 1953. James O’Brien of Medford died on December 3, 2011. Jim received his medical degree from Tufts and had a general surgery practice in Medford until his retirement. Frank Hayden of 33 class class notes notes

Methuen passed away on February 12, 2012. Frank received his medical degree from Middlesex School of Medicine. He served in local hospitals and was a member of many medical societies. May they rest in the peace of Christ. They will be remembered at our alumni memorial Mass in November. • On a happy note, I had a chat with Frank Mahoney, MEd’54. He is at home and making real progress as he recovers from surgery. We caught up on a few things. • By the time you see these notes, the opening celebration of the 150th anniversary of Boston College will have taken place. We still have time to Light the World.

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1943 reunion year

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 You will remember in our last notes that I gave a shout-out to Dick Daly, Joe Tracey, and Bill Kelley MBA’61. Well, I still haven’t heard from Dick or Joe, but I did have a call from Bill, who is well and happy and living in Yarmouth Port with wife Audrey. What a grand surprise! Bill has never been able to attend any of our reunions, so we haven’t seen or talked to each other since 1943. It was strange. We talked for more than half an hour, and as we talked, I was thinking of a really tall guy with short blond hair. I had to keep reminding myself that Bill will soon be 90. And although he sounded exactly as he did 69 years ago, he couldn’t possibly look as he did all those years ago. Bill and Audrey have three children and several grandchildren. Happily, one daughter lives on the Cape, so they have some nearby loving distractions. • The end of summer brings great celebrations to Pat and Joe Delaney: not only the big 90th birthday for each of them in September but also their 65th wedding anniversary in October. They are both well and live in Dedham in a spacious apartment. They are also blessed to have children and grandchildren living nearby. • Now if you will allow me a very short sermon, I would like to remind you, and myself, to take care not to fall. I find my balance is not what it once was. I think a cane might help—Bill Kelley says that they now come in the shape of a putter. You could still pretend! And another precaution is always to turn on the lights when entering or leaving a room. You may think you know where the coffee table is, but like mine, it may move around once the room is dark. Msgr. Joe Alves, MSW’48, knows exactly where everything is in his room, but

he had a very serious fall over two chairs and then heard a loud crash: It was himself on the floor. And the room wasn’t even dark. He is fine and planned to be at all the BC football games this season. But he now has a serious pain in his back that is more than distracting. • Although my average for the last two shout-outs is only one out of three each time, they did turn up two really great old friends. So here is yet another try: How are you, Bill Dunn, Joe Nates, and Steve Stavro MS’48? • On Thursday, I start back to school at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. This year my classes are Current Events, which will be mostly about the upcoming elections, and The Philosophy of Spinoza. My only problem is getting there. The drive plus the T or the train takes nearly two hours each way. I don’t understand why it seems so difficult because it’s mostly sitting all the way. I’m going to try thinking of it as an adventure rather than as a chore. • Peace.

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Correspondent: David Hern 40 Landseer Street West Roxbury, MA 02132; 617-325-6827 I am sad to report that our ranks were diminished recently, and the class offers prayers and most sincere condolences to the families of our deceased friends. Regrettably, many classmates can’t express these sentiments in person since reaching that stage (age) when we are not able to get to a wake or funeral unless we can corral a driver. In August, we lost Vin Catalogna of Somerville, a faithful and enthusiastic ’45er. He had an engineering career with GE and the Department of Defense. Vinny was in the Air Force during World War II; he flew 31 missions and brought home a Purple Heart and many citations. He was very proud of Phyllis, his wife of six decades– plus, and their children and grandchildren. Doug MacGillivray of Danvers, who was a surgeon and a former Air Force pilot, died in August. He and his wife, the former Dorothy Morrissey of Charlestown, were parents of a large and talented family that, with in-laws, included several physicians and other professionals. Gus Turnbull, JD’49, of Mansfield, who was a familiar figure around the Boston court system for many years, passed away in May, and in June, we lost Neil Restani of Lynnfield. Neil was a successful educator in Somerville and Billerica and served as director of veterans services in Lynnfield. He also served in the Navy in World War II. We also recently learned of the passing of Joseph Buttner, JD’50, of Hanson in May, William Clancy of Yarmouth in June, and Edmond Power of Bowie, MD, in April. • On a happier note, Mary and Bill Hamrock of Bedford, NH, were honored guests at a BC Club of New Hampshire luncheon. It was in anticipation of their imminent 90th birthdays! Mary and Bill were married in Dorchester in 1948.

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Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168 I received word from Henry Francis describing his exploits in the world of bridge. He has been involved for more than 50 years. This past year, he contributed substantially to the economy of Memphis in his position as co-chairman of the Spring North American Championships. The 11-day tournament drew 4,000 contestants and contributed close to $10 million to the city. Henry is a member of the Bridge Hall of Fame. • I am sorry to report the death this past January of Bill Earley, who was a resident of Norwell. • I noted the names of several of our classmates on BC’s honor roll of donors for last year. I’m sure BC would be grateful for support from all as they enter their 150th anniversary year! • Anniversary classes do not have specific functions any longer. This past May, alumni of all the classes of the 1930s and 1940s were combined. Lou Sammartino planned to attend, but circumstances prevented it. Ergo, I had only my wife, Mary, to help represent our class.

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1948 reunion year

Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773 It is hard to believe, but next year will be the 65th anniversary of our graduation from BC! The officers of your class would appreciate any suggestions for celebration of this memorable event. • Irene Melville, the wife of our previous class president, William Melville, died on September 7, 2012. She and Bill were married for 60 years and are the parents of 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Irene was the sister of Rosamond Waters, the wife of our late classmate Paul Waters. Irene was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and Emmanuel

College, Class of 1944. She taught elementary school in Boston and Framingham and was a CCD teacher at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton. She and Bill were regular attendees at our annual class Mass and luncheon. Please remember Bill and the family in your prayers. • Your correspondent needs your help for our class notes: If you have any news items of interest, please email them to or call me at 781-257-5221.

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Correspondent: John J. Carney 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 I am writing these class notes late in the afternoon on a nice summer day in our home over the beach at beautiful Savin Hill by the sea overlooking Dorchester Bay and the mouth of the Neponset River, where it flows past Squantum in Quincy. I have just received the Summer issue of Boston College Magazine. In our class notes, I mentioned the coincidence that the funeral of our dear friend and classmate Jim Whelton was set for the very same time as our memorial Mass at the Heights for the deceased members of the class. I know that many of our attendees would have been at the service for Dr. Jim, and I sent a note to his dear wife, Louise, MA’56, expressing that sad coincidence. Louise sent me a touching email recently, thanking the class for our sympathy and prayers for Jim; he was a marvelous example to all of the dedication so many members of our class have extended to others in their care. • We were saddened to hear of the passing of our classmate Joe Quinn of Taunton in July. Joe was truly dedicated to his city and gave much of his talent and time to his community. Our sympathy and love go out to his family and friends. Joe could always be depended on to participate in alumni functions and was very supportive of Boston College and of the “Class of BC,” as President Jack McQuillan would say. • Today I received a lengthy email from E. Paul Kelly, JD’60, bringing us up to date on things in his life. Paul entered the




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class notes Jesuit order after graduation, got a degree in philosophy, and taught at Sophia University in Tokyo. Then, after leaving the order, he became an attorney, practicing in California and Maine. His son Chip is head football coach at the University of Oregon; Paul and Jean lived in Oregon until last year, when they returned to Saco, ME. Paul is a 12-year member of the Jesuit group the Compañeros and has been active in the movement to reform the church in the area of sexual abuse and the exploitation of children. Paul maintains a blog at http://epkblog.blogspot. com, and his email is paulkelly@maine. • We are all looking forward to an interesting season of BC football, though fewer and fewer of us can make the trek to Alumni Stadium. • I would like to get more news from class members, so please take a few minutes to call, email, or send a letter to me. Please stay in touch! • AMDG.

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Correspondent: Ed Brady 27 Lane Drive Norwood, MA 02062; 781-762-2889 Back in 1946, there were probably more than one pair of brothers in the BC freshman class: Tom and Bill Kerwin were among them. Tom passed away a number of years ago, and we just received word of the death on June 30, 2012, of William F. Kerwin. Please read Bill’s life story in the BC Class of 1950 Fiftieth Anniversary Yearbook. It is an inspiring story. (If you find obituaries in this column altogether too brief, I strongly urge you to read our classmates’ life stories in our golden anniversary yearbook.) • Our class activities chairman made all the superb arrangements for our annual golf outing of June 11 at the Squirrel Run Golf Club in Plymouth. Gerry Daly ordered the perfect weather for 17 golfers, who teed off in a “scramble” format. The Squirrel Run layout was ideal for our style, and we had a most enjoyable day. Classmates who played were Ed Brady, Richard Burke, Bob Chandler MSW’52, Gerry Curtis, Gerry Daly, Jack Farrell, Jack Fisher, Warren Lewis, Bill Logue, Walter Murphy, Ted Quinn, John Sullivan, and Larry Vienneau. The four guests were Pete Brady, John Fisher, Bill Sullivan ’54, and Jack Lane ’54. The group led by Warren came in at 4-under (first prize), and Walter’s group won a close second prize at 3-under. It is absolutely remarkable that we can gather that many classmates on a golf course at this stage of the biggest game. We have Gerry Daly to thank for making such a day possible.

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NC 1950–53 reunion year Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 As I write these brief notes, I notice how the daylight is waning earlier, and I have to accept that another summer is passing by. But I also savor the long beach walks I have

had and will definitely appreciate the beauty of autumn in New England. I have, however, no news to report. Please be in touch.

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Correspondent: James Derba Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502 Gerry Levinson, our outstanding pitcher, is living in Montreal. He mentioned the passing of his battery mate, Bob Fitzgerald, and that he would like to reconnect with John Venti and Lenny Ceglarski. • Fred Noone, who was a school principal in Haverhill, is living in Seabrook, NH. He is proud his family includes three generations of Eagles: Fred, daughter Cindy (Noone) Rubera ’76, and grandson Jim Rubera ’01. • David Lane has retired from General Electric and is living in Haverhill. • George Crosby, MS’52, is living in Cupertino, CA, where he is active as CFO and chairman of the Finance Committee in his community. He and his wife, Louise, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July. He is in contact with Gene Maloney, who lives in Orlando, FL, and also with Charlie Hagan, who lives in Borrego Springs, CA. • Congratulations to Joe Ryan, who was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in September! Joe has had a 31-year broadcasting career, working for NBC, WBZ-TV, WCVB-TV, and his own station, WFCC-FM. Joe and wife Pauline live on the Cape and have three children and four grandchildren. • Great response! Let’s hear from more classmates!

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Correspondent: Frank McGee 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 Reflecting on that day in 1948 when we entered Boston College, I thought about classmates who started out with us but did not finish with us. One of those individuals was Jack McElroy. Most of you will remember the McElroy twins, Tom and Jack. They came to BC from Boston College High School, where they were outstanding basketball players. When they arrived at the Heights, they continued their basketball exploits under “General” McClellan. At the end of our sophomore year, Jack entered St. John’s Seminary and was ordained in 1956. In 1961, he entered the Navy as a chaplain, and in 1967, he found himself in the middle of the Vietnam conflict. He served with distinction and valor, anointing fallen Marines on the battlefield during the ferocious battle at Khe Sanh. Jack received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Rising to the rank of captain (the Navy equivalent of a bird colonel in the Army), Jack retired from active duty in 1991 and returned to the Archdiocese of Boston to serve as pastor of St. Michael’s Church in Avon. He retired from active duty as a parish 5 class notes

priest in 2000. He now resides in Florida, where he recently made the headlines of the sports section of the Daytona Beach NewsJournal for shooting a 77 at the Grand Haven Golf Club in Palm Coast. The headline read: “Father McElroy, 81, Beats His Age.” I am sure that we have other classmates who have silently gone on to distinguish themselves as did Jack McElroy, and with your help, I would like to report those stories in this column. (In the interest of full disclosure, Jack’s twin, Tom, is married to my sister Regina Age.)

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reunion year class participation goal: 186 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 As we look forward to celebrating our 60th reunion from Boston College, Bob Willis, Dick Horan, and their committee have been working on a plan for social activities and a special gift effort to boost participation for the occasion. A mailing will be sent to all classmates with the details. • Paul Coughlin reports that in April, he went to Ireland with his daughter Joan and her family to visit his granddaughter Katie, who was taking her second-semester sophomore year at the National University of Ireland in County Kildare. Paul had a great trip, revisiting sites he had visited before as well as the Guinness factory, Bunratty Castle, and the Jameson brewery. He also visited the National Gallery of Art to see Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ, which had been on view at the McMullen Museum of Art—where his late wife, Maryanne, had volunteered as a docent. • Our golf outing that was scheduled for June 13 at the Wayland Country Club turned out to be a rainout. The teams were picked: Fred Good MBA’62, Art Delaney, Walter Corcoran, and Paul Coughlin were to lead the way. Dick Horan, Jack Lynch, and Msgr. Paul Ryan were next. The heavy favorites—Don Burgess DEd’82, Bob Willis, Bob Sullivan MEd’60, and Paul Murray— were pumped up and ready to go. Taking up the rear was the dark horse group of Spike Boyle, Joe DeSalvo, Ray Kenney JD’58, and Jim Willwerth. • I had a nice note from Jack Costa, who wrote in part that he had just come back from Austin, TX, after helping drive his granddaughter’s college clothes and furnishings from Maryland to St. Edward’s University, where she received a full scholarship: “Her parents and I enjoyed visiting places in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas along the way. Great trip! Mimi (Iantosca), MS’59, and I now look forward to seeing our classmates for the festivities celebrating our 60th anniversary from Boston College.” • Dick Horan reported that he and Joan were recently having dinner at the Oyster Harbors Club with Jean and Leo Grace, JD’56, and Peg and Tom Vanderslice, H’03, and lo and behold, Barbara and John Burns sat down at the next table, making four classmates in a cluster. They talked some about the 60th anniversary and how a committee is being formed to celebrate this special event. • Peg (Burke) Crawford

checked in with news that the nursing group was unable to get together. They are now hoping to gather in the fall.

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Correspondent: John Ford 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 Once more, we report on classmates who have returned to God. We have lost Tom Dooling, Warren Kemp, Richard McEachern, Paul Norton, and Mary Mottola MS’61. • Frank McLaughlin, MA’57, wrote to say that the daughter of Sue and Tom Andrews, MaryEllen (Andrews) Doran ’83, has joined the BC economics department in an administrative position. Frank now has four grandchildren at BC, and six of their parents are BC grads. His daughter Maureen McLaughlin ’77 is director of international affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, and last summer she spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her speech focused on a change in U.S. education policy that will make broader global skills for all college students a new priority over just building deep expertise among a smaller group of graduates. She was also featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education. • Jack Leydon sent me a photo of several classmates that was taken while we were all on vacation at White Horse Beach, probably between our junior and senior years after finishing up our summer jobs. The picture features a pyramid of several young men, with Jack and me on the bottom. No wonder, Jack, that it took so long for the two of us to rise to the top! Other classmates who made those vacation trips to Frank Sheehan’s (MEd’58) family’s summer cottage included Ted Breau; Bill Cullen, SJ, MA’59, STL’66; Bill Sheehan, SJ, MA’59, MEd’67; Bill O’Hara; Frank Cruise; and John Cafferty. Memory fades and if I left you out, shout out. • Send news.

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Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 During the Olympics, Lucille Joy Becker and I were reminiscing about playing field hockey at Newton. We decided our teams weren’t of Olympic caliber, but we had fun, and it was good exercise. Lucille reported that she and her family had a wonderful time at her granddaughter’s wedding in the Adirondacks. • Mary Evans Bapst emailed from Switzerland that they were having unusually hot, humid weather in Geneva. Hoping to find better weather elsewhere, Mary spent three weeks in July visiting sibling families in Minneapolis, Montreal, and Tampa—only to experience the hottest weather she had ever known. At one memorable evening party in Minneapolis, the temperature was 102, then dropped in the space of two hours to 70 as a storm blew in from Canada. The evening ended around a fire, and they drove home surrounded by

scary lightning. During her visit to Tampa, it rained not in drops, but in buckets. Mary was out shopping and had to wade through water in the parking lot, yet two hours later, there was no sign that it had rained, save for the appalling humidity. Mary said the family visits were “rich and gratifying: wonderful to see second and third generations healthy and prospering.” • Maureen Cohalan Curry welcomed her 17th grandchild, Patrick Joseph “P.J.,” this past summer when she visited the family in Fairfield, CT. • Delma Sala Fleming emailed from Puerto Rico that in July she and her family went on their boat to the island of Vieques, a popular tourist destination just east of Puerto Rico. They stayed on the boat and visited isolated bays to fish, swim, and snorkel. Most impressive were the bioluminescent waters of Mosquito Bay. Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism, and Delma observed that at night, an object in the water becomes filled with light until it sinks into deep water. The Flemings loved their extended stay in the bay and their visit to Vieques. • Please send some news to share with classmates so we can keep connected. Thank you to all who do send news for our class notes.

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Correspondent: Marie Kelleher 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 “If you’re fond of sand dunes and salty air…” I wonder how many of our nursing school classmates had that song playing in their minds as they journeyed to Pat Lavoie Grugnale’s home in Chatham in August. Mary Jane Kelly Dempsey was visiting from California, so Pat invited as many classmates as she could reach to come for lunch and a minireunion. Joan Sexton Callahan, Peggy Francis Calloe, Carla Deprizio LaPlante, Joan Gospodarek Lett, Barbara Dennis Lund, Mary Rose McCarty Griffin, and Jean O’Neil MS’63 made the trip. I understand that lunch was delicious, and a good time was had by all down there on “old Cape Cod.” • I hope you all read the letter “Commuter’s Lament” by our Don Boland, with son John ’83, that was in the Spring issue of this magazine.  • Jean O’Neil received the 2012 Mentor Award from NANDA International, a nursing organization that develops nursing diagnoses. The award honors individuals who have excelled at mentoring in their own practice setting as well as within the NANDA organization itself.  Jean served on the international diagnostic review committee for several years and taught using the NANDA framework.  And once again, Dick Renehan has been chosen as one of the best lawyers in Massachusetts.  Congratulations to both Jean and Dick.  • Tim Heffernan, MEd’58, husband of our late classmate, Marie Considine Heffernan, MS’58, joined her in eternal life in May. • Marie Houlihan Carey and Richard Lind joined the Class of ’55 community in heaven in August.  Please pray for them and their families. Also, please pray for your classmates who are seriously ill or who are bearing heavy crosses.

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NC 1955

Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 Upon reading Ann Fulton Coté’s (NC’53) notes in the Summer issue of Boston College Magazine, we learned of the death of one of our classmates, Elie Reardon, on May 17. We have fond memories of Elie’s dry sense of humor and her piano playing. We send condolences to her sister Alice Reardon Porell NC’52.

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Correspondent: Steve Barry 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 A group of Class of 1956 women got together again for lunch at the Newton Marriott in August. They have been doing this for the past couple of years and welcome everyone to join them. This year’s group included Mary “Lolly” Condon Walsh MS’58, Mary Fraser Pizzelli, Betty Ann Casey, Marge Callahan, Mary Zilg Sullivan, Margaret Murphy, Mary O’Regan Looney, Elaine “Rusty” Maher, Joan Carroll Donovan, Ann Sullivan Glennon MBA’59, Elinor Callanan Slattery, Claire Hoban McCormack, Mary Mahoney Greene, Mary Byrne Collins, and Carolyn Ann Kenney Foley. Next year’s lunch will be held on Wednesday, August 14, again at the Newton Marriott. Every year they have a different cast of characters, depending on who is in the area.  • Mary Ann Tierney Woodward sent an article from the Mystic Times in Connecticut about the retirement of Anne Gallo Holmstedt from the Montessori school she had founded in Mystic 48 years ago.  Many of the more than 1,200 children she had taught attended a celebration in her honor in Groton in May. • Also in May, Gerri and Tony Massimino flew to England for the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.  They traveled with the Carriage Association of America, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and use of horse-drawn carriages. • Sadly we pass along news of the death of several classmates: Paul E. Benjamin, Leo P. Coyne, John W. McDonald, and Paul W. Weyand. Please keep them and their families in your prayers, along with members of the class who are ill. • A reminder: You can log into the alumni online community to read and post news of accomplishments, travel, retirement, etc.

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NC 1956

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 What a wonderful 55th year of celebration for the great Class of 1957! The class reunion, held on June 1 and 2, brought many of our classmates back to the campus we first got to know in fall 1953. It was acknowledged that we can still dance like we did back then (sort of). • John Harrington MBA’66, H’10; Bill Cunningham; and Peg Kenney MA’59 were chairs of the Class Gift Committee, and with the help of others on the committee, 52.2 percent of our class contributed! Kudos also to Peg on receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Rhode Island College, and it was good to see Bill recovering so well from his heart surgery. Keep up the good work! • Thanks to the generosity of our classmate Patrick Finbar Cadigan and his wife, Tandra, the Cadigan Alumni Center on the Brighton Campus was dedicated on June 29. University President William P. Leahy, SJ, welcomed all with a celebration Mass followed by a reception and dinner in the beautiful atrium of the center. • To add to these festivities, 88 classmates and guests once again enjoyed the delightful weather, delicious food, and excellent company at a gathering hosted by classmate Paul Mahoney and his wife, Doris, in the grove in East Falmouth. Our thanks to them for making this such a great day! • Ed Brickley announced a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. • We want to recognize Marty Dunn for his leadership in co-chairing the inaugural International Colloquium on Jesuit Secondary Education, which was hosted by Boston College High School at BC in July. • We were saddened to hear of the deaths of Paul Shiel in June and of Ed Coakley and Robert Amiro in July. Our deepest sympathy to their families. • Eight former teachers from the Lynch School of Education met in August for a luncheon at the Common Market. It was so nice to renew the wonderful times we had at BC. • You may have noticed that this column looks a little different, as the writer, Norma De Feo Cacciamani, is substituting for our class correspondent, Frank Lynch. Frank has been recovering from a broken leg and would enjoy receiving your best wishes. In the meantime, until Frank’s return, I would love to hear from you with news you’d like to share for this column. I can be reached via email at or at 718-648-6784. • As we begin another academic year, please remit class dues in the amount of $25 to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, at 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746.

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Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre Late-breaking news: Alas, we have lost our dear class correspondent Connie Hanley Smith to a head injury following a fall in late August. Please remember her in your prayers.

Details and contacts to come. • The good feelings from our lovely June get-together linger on as old friendships become ever more valuable. Diane Russell McDonough loved seeing so many of you. She planned to keep busy with 12 assorted children and grandchildren for a week on Rangeley Lake in Maine—in four cabins. Hope moose and children let her get some sleep. Total count of grandchildren is now 17; tell me if that is not the class record! She and Barry, JD’57, moved to a nearby condo in Needham and volunteer at their parish there. • Vinnie Murray Burns plays nine holes of golf weekly, getting her 14-year-old grandson in shape for his high school team. No doubt he also gets her in shape: he hits the ball 250 yards and she 100. She and Vin are promoting sustainable living by cutting out beef from their menu, but she admits to cheating on occasion. • Ellie Pope Clem and Dave had lunch with Liz Doyle Eckl and Kit in Virginia to catch up on news from the reunion, which the Clems were sorry to have missed. The Clems spent the summer hosting their grandson from England and had many family get-togethers with their musical offspring. Son John has a new career designing websites for parishes as he branches out into technology information. • Margy Craig Sheehy (winner of the long-distance reunion award) relished seeing classmates and alumnae from other classes (Pat Hinchey’s younger sister, Margy’s sister’s friends, and others). She enjoyed the opportunity to chat about the no-nos: politics, religion, and health! Margy returned east to spend two weeks on Block Island with family for sister Helen’s (NC’59) and Jack’s 50th wedding anniversary. (There must have been a lot of those milestones for lucky ones in our age group lately!) • Barbara Lowe Eckel, MSW’59, met Pam Hitchins Mordecai NC’63, another Newtonite from Jamaica and an internationally known poet who is launching a new book called Subversive Sonnets. Barbara wonders what Mère White would think of it! • By the time you read this column, our local classmates hope to join together at an annual fall lunch to keep the connections going: a reassuring support system for this age and stage as we discuss the big issues of life—make that senior life!

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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 Our annual Cape Cod luncheon, held at the beautiful Wianno Club on August 2, was again a resounding success. Here is some news from classmates who attended. Ken Joyce, JD’61, expressed his gratitude at being able to sit next to Joan (Downing) LaChance. After Ken retired from SUNY Buffalo Law School, he and Rita moved to the Cape, where Ken is now in private law practice with daughter Mary ’87 in Yarmouth Port. • Jack Nee, MBA’66, sings with the Quincy Choral Society, realizing a long-awaited opportunity to learn music 7 class notes

and to show off his beautiful voice. • John ’55 and Barbara (Cuneo) O’Connell have a granddaughter who will be married in June. Their grandson, who graduated from BC High in May, rowed at the Henley Regatta in London. • Elizabeth and Paul Greene live in Hingham and Bonita Springs, FL. They have 10 grandchildren (9 boys and 1 girl). The eldest grandson plays hockey for Hingham High, and another grandson entered BC High this fall. • Marilyn and Leo McCarthy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October. They have 10 grandchildren. • Believe it or not, Sheldon Daly has continued to work full-time for the same company since 1965! • Mary Ann and Bob Moll have moved to a new condo in North Falmouth. • Elizabeth and Ernie Guarino, MBA’66, CAES’73, have two children and two grandchildren. • Cynthia and Don Agnetta spent time hiking in Maine this past summer. • Frank Meissner really enjoyed playing golf with his buddy and classmate Bill Sweeney in July. • Jack “Mucca” McDevett is pretty proud of himself these days. He moved with his wife, Jane (Heafey) WCAS’67, many years ago from Dorchester to the beautiful coastal town of Medford (“Mefa”), and their two sons have migrated from Dorchester and Southie to the sleepy town of Milton. • After celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in June, Pat and Jack Nee traveled to Washington DC to watch their oldest grandson finish a crosscountry bike tour from San Francisco to DC for disabled children. • Barbara (Cuneo) O’Connell sent me an article from the Boston Globe regarding a memorial dedicated to her grandfather, Andrew Cuneo, the first Italianborn police officer in Boston more than 90 years ago. He was shot and killed in the line of duty, leaving a wife and nine children. His memorial is in the North End near the Paul Revere statue. Present at the dedication ceremony was the consul general of Italy, the mayor of Boston, and a number of BC alumni: Barbara, John Cuneo ’63, Kathleen (Maura) O’Connell ’87, Mary O’Connell ’88, and others. • Prayers of the class go out to the families of the following classmates who recently passed away: Lawrence Porter of Zephyrhills, FL; Edward McGowan of Lake Forest, IL; Richard Rodwell of Topsfield; Wayne Lesco of Somers, CT; and Joseph Baron of Stuart, FL. • I desperately need news from classmates. Please contact me and let me know what is going on in your lives. • 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 Avenue 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 Both Jack Flanagan and Tom “Tank” Meehan ’58 were inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in September 2011. I had a conflict and could not make the dinner, but the next morning, I attended the brunch hosted by Nancy and Sheldon Daly ’58 in honor of Tank, who was captain of the football team when he was a senior. Tank was from Broad Channel in Queens. He attended Cardinal Farley Military Academy with my close friend, Paul Sayour, who was a year behind. As a freshman in the fall of 1954, Tank was cut from the team by an assistant coach, but in the following year, coach Mike Holovak ’43 and line coach Gil Bouley ’44 welcomed Tank back, and he got his scholarship. In his three years on the team, the Eagles flourished; they went 17-8-1. In his senior year, the Eagles went 7-2, and Tank earned All East honors. His three years on the team made him a Hall of Famer. After BC, he entered the Marines as an infantry officer, then joined the FBI, taking a leave of absence in 1966 to re-up with the Marines as a major. He went to Southeast Asia and flew with the “Catkillers,” unarmed low-level reconnaissance planes. Tank is prominently featured in the book A Hundred Feet over Hell by Jim Hooper. Tank never returned to the FBI. Then came Korea and later Japan, where he commanded a Navy antisubmarine detachment. Another book, Blind Man’s Bluff, by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew, recounts this mission. Tank now lives in Landstuhl, Germany, with his wife, Maria (who was at the brunch). They have three daughters. (These notes summarize those in the HOF induction booklet.) I had the opportunity to talk with Tank and three of his fellow “Catkillers,” who were in from around the country to honor their buddy: Bill Fitzpatrick ’58, Art Mooney ’58, and Pete Murphy ’57. Our prayers are needed for Tank; his prostate cancer is very aggressive. Please keep him in your thoughts. • Cynthia and Jim Marrinan, MSW’61, of Maryland are enjoying retirement. They hit the Cape in September each year. Jim is doing volunteer work in community health services and is chairman of a health clinic serving poor, underinsured adults. This past year, they served more than 2,000 people with 5,000 appointments. Great job, Jim! Their older daughter, Anne, is a University of Maryland grad and is married to New Zealander Philip Martin. He is a power-yacht captain of a 125foot yacht with a crew of six that serves eight guests in the floating hotel, currently based in Florida. Daughter Jane ’97 is married to Englishman Nic Cumisky, and they have a son, George (3). The Londoners vacationed in Maryland during the 2012 Olympics, and little George kept the Marrinans very busy. • The class mourns the loss of James Burns, who passed away on Christmas

Eve 2011 at his home in Quechee, VT, from complications of a stroke. Jim was the retired president of the Cooperative Central Bank in Boston and chairman of the board of the National Cooperative Bank in Washington DC.

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Correspondents: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey and Patty O’Neill 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405 Our classmates chose a variety of destinations for their summer vacations. Bill and Stephanie (Landry) Barineau enjoyed a delightful family getaway to Captiva Island, FL. Stephanie also celebrated her 75th birthday with a gala crab bake for family and friends, hosted by her son Dan’s family. Stephanie will be the featured speaker at the October meeting of her parish women’s guild. • Larry and Joan (Coniglio) O’Donnell chose the serenity of outer Cape Cod for their annual vacation in Wellfleet. Joan reports that she had several get-togethers with Pat (Sweeney) Sheehy, who lives in Yarmouth Port. • Carmen “Keka” (Casellas) Marcou resides in Florida since the recent death of her husband. We send our prayers and condolences to her along with wishes for many happy years in her new home. • Bonnie (Walsh) Stolski, who enjoys summer sailing along the Maine Coast, is coordinating a regional meeting of AASH in Osterville on October 19 and 20. Her brother, Corbett Walsh, SJ, will offer spiritual reflections for those attending. • Warmest wishes to all for a Christmas season filled with joy and peace.

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Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Correspondent: Peter Johnson Peter Johnson, correspondent, here with apologies: Your Summer issue of Boston College Magazine arrived and again carried no news from the Class of ’60. My bad. In early April, I volunteered to assist Joe Carty, who for 48 years has spent hundreds of hours gathering information for class notes. The following week, I was diagnosed with lung cancer and on May 8 had a lobectomy at Dana-Farber. I am fully recovered (no chemo, no radiation!) by the grace of God and the prayers of family, friends, and classmates. Thank you! That said, back to the news. • From the “Man Bites Dog” department: The Jesuit retirement community’s Campion Center has a new chaplain—our own Bob Hart, MSW’62, MTS’03! Speaking of whom, Bob and Alice, MSW’62, hosted Fr. Leo Shea, Vinnie and Jane Shea Sullivan, and Sharon and Peter Johnson. Leo has “completely retired” and is living with his sister Maureen Dolan in

Sudbury. Leo says he is up for luncheon and dinner invitations. • AuthorHouse has released a new book by John Eddy, Funny in Parts: The Diary of a Foreign Service Officer, which chronicles not only his distinguished career in the Foreign Service, but also his fascinating childhood during the Depression and the war years in rural Vermont. John, who lives in Manchester, VT, came to Boston College after discharge from the military. The book contains many references to BC and to good friend and classmate Maurice “Mario” Conway. More on this delightful read in our next issue. • Jack Matthews (who, sadly, lost his brother Bill ’57 in December) and fellow St. Mary’s of Waltham classmates Bob Morrissey, Peter Manning, and Gerry Ferrera held their annual luncheon in June at the Wellesley Country Club. • Ed Doherty, MBA’73, reported on the 20th annual Keaney/Kepple BC Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted this year at the Pinehurst in North Carolina by Tom O’Connell and Bill Gozzi. Hackers included Tony Abraham, Dave Bowen, Jim Driscoll, Danny Gendron, Bernie Gleason, Jay Lambert, Lenny Marma, and Bob Trainor. Dave registered the longest drive and Ed closest to the pin— after the ball hit a tree. • Sadly, the class lost Tom Maguire of Dover in July. Tom’s wife, Carolyne, predeceased him in 2002. Jim Reilly’s wife, Charlotte, died in June. Our thoughts and prayers go out to both families. • Seen at the Maine game: Janet and Jim Sullivan. They continue to enjoy their seaside home in beautiful Charlestown, RI. They are avid cross-country skiers, and winter 2012 allowed them to ski on the beach! • The 1750 Beacon Street flock of Eagles lit on the shore of Winnipesaukee in June at the elegant home of Jean Belval Decastro. Reunion celebrants included Rosanna Dawson Gagne, Sally Stearns Healy, Gerri Amore Karle, Eileen O’Sullivan O’Connor, Louise Aubuchon O’Hanley MEd’76, Donna Skehan Robinson, Louise Boyle Swiniarski PhD’76, and Edie Cackowski Witherell. Also in attendance were six dorm-mates of other classes, including Marsha Carol Lindstrom, who traveled from North Carolina to join the group. • Finally, Fred O’Neill called to advise the members of the 50th Reunion Committee that Tanesha Wright ’07, so indispensable and accommodating in our reunion efforts, has left the Alumni Association to enter law school. Best of luck, Tanesha! • Reporting will resume on a timely basis, but I need your help. News that you might consider unworthy of this column may well be of great interest to our classmates countrywide. Please!

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Correspondent: Sally O’Connell Healy 4061 Cape Cole Boulevard Punta Gorda, FL 33955 Mickey Mahon MacMillan hosted a lovely luncheon in Osterville in June. Dee Demers Ferdon was there, visiting from her California home. Loretta Maguire, Ann Blunt Condon, Berenice Hackett Davis, Brenda Koehler Laundry, Blanche Hunnewell, Carol Higgins O’Connor, Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly, Carole Ward McNamara, Julie

class notes O’Neill, and I attended, along with several other friends. Mickey toasted our class and the friendships that have survived the years. She especially mentioned Darrlyn Powers Danahy, Gaby Gyorky Mackey, and other classmates no longer with us. • In June, the Elmhurst alumnae hosted a luncheon at the Dunes Club in Narragansett, RI. Our ’60 Rhode Island contingent attended, including Ferna Ronci Rourke, Rosemary Roche Hobson, Brenda, Berenice, and me. We met up with Beth Duffy NC’68 and Newton grads from other years. • In July, Berenice, Brenda, Blanche, Jeanne, and I attended an AASH meeting on the Cape to plan for the AASH Eastern Regional meeting there in September. A number of Newton grads of different years were there. The incoming national AASH president, Alice Burns, a Manhattanville graduate, is a neighbor of Blanche’s. • August brought the Sacred Heart party to Carnegie Abbey in Portsmouth, RI, hosted by Newton Country Day School. Brenda, Berenice, Rosemary, and I were there. We learned that two Olympic medalists were Sacred Heart alumnae, one from Stone Ridge and one from 91st St. • Julie O’Neill has been driving back and forth to Rye, NY, to visit her daughter and her granddaughters Catherine and Grace, who turned six and four in August. • I just received the sad news of the death of our classmate Ursula Kent Lanigan on August 19 after a long illness. She is survived by daughter Heather, son C. Kent, brother Billy Kent, and other relatives. Her sister, Maggie Luciano, had died this past July. A number of our classmates were at Ursula’s wake and funeral, and our Ginny Scully Benzak did one of the readings at the service. • Do write and tell me of your summer adventures. Things have been quiet here as I recover from a total knee replacement. Dee Demers Ferdon had a hip replacement, and we keep tabs on each other. All the best to you from your bionic correspondent, Sally O’Connell Healy.

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Correspondent: John Ahearn 872 Massachusetts Avenue #407 Cambridge, MA 02139 The annual Class of 1961 Mass and dinner was held in St. Mary’s Chapel and Gasson Hall in June. Among those attending were John Ahearn MA’66, Agnes and Richard Barrett, Alice (Buckley) ’64 and Paul Brennan MBA’66, Beth Cannon, Margaret Ryan Collins, Patricia and John Carr, Nancy Bonazzoli Connelly, Marion and Philip Donahue, Veronica McLoud Dort MTS’96, Gail Ann and George Downey, Carol and Kevin Fitzpatrick MBA’64, Richard Glasheen, Patricia and John Greene, Patricia Taylor Keaney, Barbara (Sweeney) NC’65 and Robert Kenny, Maryann Dimario Landry, Barbara Madden MS’73, Florence and John McNamara, Patricia Booth McDonnell, Ann Wasilauskas Mulligan, Louise and David Oberhauser, John O’Neill MBA’70, Virginia O’Neil, Bernard Shea, Elizabeth Smiarowski, and Jack Sutton. • Be sure to watch Antiques Roadshow on PBS in January: our own Ed

O’Connor was selected from 900 people to appear on the show to have his items appraised! • Carol and Peter Barry are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! Their two children went to BC and married women from BC, and their nest of Eagles now includes four grandchildren. Peter is proud to be a part of the BC legacy, with three generations of graduates. Peter spent his career in the investment business—the last 14 years with Bear Stearns as a senior managing director in the research department. Now he is enjoying retirement, sailing around Long Island Sound and playing golf. • We sadly report the death of John Amabile in April. John received an honorable mention as an All-American quarterback. A New Jersey native, John started his career as a math teacher and head football coach at two Jersey City high schools. In recent years, he was also a scout for the New York Giants. He is survived by Suzanne, his wife of 50 years; two sons; and a daughter. • Jim Zyntell—another Double Eagle from BC High—retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield after 45 years. • Paul Murphy went into the army after graduation and then worked at companies that would eventually form American Mutual, retiring after 45 years. He lived for some years in Lynnfield, where he was active as a volunteer in community affairs on the Capital Outlay Committee, in children’s sports, and with the Senior Center. He now resides in New Hampshire and Florida.

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Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 Newton ’61 continues to send aid to our classmate Judy Vollbrecht, RSCJ, a missionary sister at a teachers’ college in Verrettes, Haiti. You can write to her at Judy Vollbrecht, Haiti, c/o Society of the Sacred Heart, 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. • Gail Giere Collins writes that she received a newspaper article from Alice Dresser Pusateri. The author, Craig Wilson, wrote that at a dinner party, all the women around the table had gone to Newton College and were talking about the dress code in 1966 and the rule that there was “no knitting in class.” Gail says, “I always knit in class.” • Juliana Fazakerly Gilheany has retired from teaching U.S. history at Manhattan College in Riverdale in the Bronx and is now teaching in the Schools of Continuing and Professional Studies at Fordham Lincoln Center and NYU. She writes: “I am teaching Great Court Cases in American History with emphasis on… recent Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United, the Affordable Care case, and the Arizona immigration case. If anyone has expertise in those areas, I would love to hear from them.” • In July, Duane and Ellen (MacDonald) Carbone hosted us at their lovely Beverly home as Bob and I returned from Maine. Mary Sue Flanagan visited us for a few days on her Atlantic coast sojourn, and while she was here, Linda Gray MacKay MA’04, Janet Miele, Paula Keane Teeling, Gail Giere Collins, and Mary Nolan Calise came to our house in Popponesset for 9 class notes

lunch. Needless to say, we did a lot of catching up. And in August, Bob ’59 and Alo Coleman Riley, Frank ’59 and Gail Giere Collins, Tom and Mary Calise, and Janet Miele came for our annual BC–NC minireunion. We were all delighted to see Alo looking so well. • Christmas is approaching, and we wish blessings to you and your families.

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Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 Congratulations to Charlie Driscoll, who will be inducted into Medford High School’s Mustang Hall of Fame for hockey in November. This marks the fourth time Charlie has been inducted into a high school hall of fame during his long coaching career. He is currently an assistant hockey coach at Reading High School. • We continue to receive positive feedback from classmates regarding our 50th reunion. Jim Lynch wrote that he and wife Eileen were “stunned by the beauty of the Upper Campus” and were thrilled they made the trip from Maryland. For the record, we raised $2.63 million for our class gift and exceeded our goal of 19 Gasson Society donors with a total of 20. The Class had a 53 percent class participation rate, ranking right up there with other top Golden Eagle classes. • I spoke with Jimmy DeMarco, a founding partner in the Irvine, CA, law firm Jackson DeMarco Tidus. Upon graduating from Georgetown Law, Jim entered the Marine Corps and served for a year in Vietnam, where he represented the Corps of Engineers. He was disappointed he didn’t make the reunion, as he wanted to see his longtime ROTC buddy Ron Campanelli and his dorm friend Jim Fitzpatrick from Brooklyn. • Tom Cinella retired from Lee (MA) High School, where he taught math and coached the girls’ basketball team to six state championships. • After graduation, BC football player John Digiambattista worked for Raytheon as a project manager and then moved to the West Coast, where he completed graduate work at Pepperdine and worked for a number of electronic companies in the Anaheim area. • Jack Boyle retired from his insurance business in Cleveland in 2000 and started a new career as VP for business affairs and finance at Cleveland State University. Jack is credited with not only playing a key role in the transformational redesign of the Cleveland State University campus, but also helping to guide the financing of this huge project. He is now a senior fellow at the university’s Levin College of Urban Affairs. Jack and wife Mary have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. • John Eagar and his family have lived on the shore of Lake Keowee, Oconee County, SC, since May 2006. They are six miles from Clemson University and attend all BC football and baseball games played there. John emailed to let us know that Tom Gosselin ’63, who had been his freshman and sophomore roommate, passed away this past June. • We’re looking forward to “seeing you around campus.” Take care and remember, we’d love to hear from you.

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Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes

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The big news after our reunion was that, days following the reunion, Judy Pizzarello Bishop, who had done such a great job of moderating our panel, married Walter Rose. They were married in Florida and then had a wonderful celebration with both families in France in July. They are living between Miami and New York City, where Judy continues to hit as many Broadway shows as possible! • Mary Ellen McShane Troy wrote that she has moved to Wayzata, MN, from Grand Rapids, MI, where she grew up and where she and Tom had retired. • The best part of moving, I’ve decided, is cleaning out, which Mary Martha Llewellyn (who is moving) and Anne Crowley Kelly (who isn’t moving) were doing all summer. • Peggy Brennan Hassett has agreed to be part of a panel for the AASH Eastern Regional conference being held in Osterville in September. We all know what a hit she was on our reunion panel, and now she has been catapulted onto the speaking circuit in Sacred Heart circles and beyond! She is also chairing an event called The Gregorian University in a Day on February 2, 2013, at Fordham Lincoln Center in New York City. • I neglected to write sooner that Gerry Wang Huang lost her husband in January. As thrilled as everyone was to see Gerry at the reunion, I’m sure many didn’t know of her loss. Prayers go out also to Tookey Brady Carmola, whose husband died suddenly in a swimming accident in July. As many said at the reunion, we need to enjoy each day, and the news of Tookey’s husband made that very real. • The reunion is still a great memory for all of us who attended, and I hope those who were unable to make it know that you were missed. We had 84 classmates attend the reunion, and 93 contributed to our class gift. Also, 103 attended Saturday night’s dinner. That is a great turnout, considering we started with 153 in our freshman year, 123 graduated, and 16 of our classmates are known to be deceased. We’re still trying to keep minireunions going around the country; I’ll contact you as I hear about them. Maybe one could be planned for New York City in February to coincide with the event at the Fordham Lincoln Center. I know there will be gatherings in Florida in March for the snowbirds and those who live there. Watch for email updates!

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class participation goal: 491 Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 Tom McCabe has been doing maestro duties as our class president in organizing and implementing our 50th Reunion Committee.  A “committee” making much

progress! Imagine that! The full committee met on June 20, committing the Bo Winiker Band for Saturday evening and discussing and engaging the Drifters for entertainment, with Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg as the Friday night emcee. All have now been confirmed, and contracts are signed.  I have since been informed that the weekend costs for our 50th reunion events have been dramatically reduced as a result of contributions from an anonymous classmate or two.  Participating with Tom in this lively committee meeting were Jim Norton, Bill Redgate (from Connecticut), Paul Daley, Ed Rae, Jane (Mannix) Mullowney, Beth (Bartholomew) Vrees, Ann Hurley, Pat (Bocchichio) Donohoe, Bill Garvey, Jack Hayes (from Rhode Island), Steve Garzone, Paul Hardiman, John Golden, Frank Catapano, Brooks Sullivan, Tom Ryan, Ed O’Donoghue, Doug MacQuarrie, Gene Durgin, Matt McDonnell JD’66, and, via phone, Bob Reardon MS’66 and Gerry Ward! We are hoping to attract as many of our classmates as possible to attend reunion events.  Each committee member has been asked to get commitments from five classmates to attend.  We would request other classmates to do the same. • Please respond to the class-wide letter, which you should have received by now, detailing our events as well as the key BC Sesquicentennial events, and how to sign up for each event. • I am sad to report the July 15 passing of Ken Zak and the June 27 passing of Tom Gosselin.  Ken lived in Clinton, CT, and is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Jan; daughters Christine “Ceci” Zak and Sarah Zak Borgman and six siblings. Ken was a 50-year BC football season-ticket holder. He loved the outdoors, including boating, skiing, golf, and skeet shooting, and was a member of the Connecticut State Skeet Shoot team. Tom ran a family dry-cleaning business in Lebanon, NH, which was vastly enlarged under his watch. He served on international dry-cleaning organizations for many years and received many awards for outstanding contributions to the industry. He was also a certified hockey referee and spent much time over a 20-year period officiating at high-level hockey games.  He is survived by his wife, Maureen; three children; a sister; and two brothers. Also, I just heard from Mike Lydon, MBA’70, about the death of Pat Kelley on

July 11.  Pat was a self-employed insurance investigator and owned Eagle Adjustment Service in Chelmsford for many years.  He had attended the Boston Conservatory for Music; he was a talented saxophonist and also played clarinet and guitar.  He is survived by his wife, June; daughter Linda; and granddaughter Veronica.  Class condolences to the Zak, Gosselin, and Kelley families. • Don’t forget to sign up for our 50th! • I’d love to hear from you.

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NC 1963 reunion year Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 By the time you read this, the first organizational meeting for the Newton College 50th reunion will have taken place. Carol Donovan Levis is working with the alumni office and in consultation with Mary Ann Brennan Keyes NC’62—who organized the very successful Newton Class of ’62 reunion—to help our class have a wonderful reunion next year. Geography will no doubt factor into which of our classmates will be helping Carol. For the folks from outside the Boston area, like myself, a big thanks to all who can be part of the Reunion Committee. • We were saddened to learn of the death of Judy Huff McCabe in June after a long and courageous struggle with breast cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca McCabe Hornbuckle, and two grandchildren as well as a brother and sister. • Cathy Arapoff Struve writes that she is greatly looking forward to the reunion. She lives in Philadelphia, where her daughter Cathie teaches law at Penn. (Her son, Andrew, is a litigator in California.) Cathy has two grandchildren: Elizabeth (6) and Jack (4). • Patty Lyster Vitty writes from Quechee, VT, that she has wonderful, happy memories of Newton. She was a member of our freshman class and lived across the hall from Anne Gallagher Southwood and me. I think Maureen Kane Allman was her roommate. Patty was a hoot: so much fun on the corridor and great at taking phone

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class notes messages. Patty plans to be with us in the spring. • This is the year most of us turned 70, so if your memories are faltering, tie a string around your finger to remind yourself: Newton news to Colette!

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Correspondent: John Moynihan 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 This past winter, Arthur Doyle, MAT’66, was honored by the College Board, which dedicated their 2012 New England Regional Forum to him in recognition of his work as an advocate for students and professionals in education. Arthur, a former VP for the New England regional office, had recently retired from the College Board after 40 years of service. He had worked in the College Board’s Washington DC and midwestern offices and also served as the College Board’s staff member for the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions and as its representative to the Harvard Seminar on Assessment. The League for Innovation in the Community College recognized his work for the College Board, honoring him with the Arthur B. Lamar Johnson Award for Leadership in Innovation. Earlier in his career, Arthur served as the director of admission and as a financial aid administrator at Boston College, and he had also taught in public and independent Massachusetts schools. • Steve Duffy has returned from his year in Africa teaching ESL at a Jesuit university under the direction of Dean Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDiv’76. He made his annual pilgrimage east, attending the Clemson and Army football games. • Joe Turnbull died on June 30 after a brief illness. Joe retired in 1998 after more than 30 years as an aerospace engineer with Draper Labs in Cambridge and was associated with the space program for NASA. He loved to be at the ocean and especially sailing off Cape Cod. After his retirement, he became associated with independent filmmaking in the Boston area. • William Kushlis, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer, died on April 6 at a hospice in Houston of complications from leukemia. The Washington Post reported that William “joined the Foreign Service in 1970 and spent about 15 years overseas, with assignments in Switzerland, the former Soviet Union, Finland, Greece, Thailand, and the Philippines. He was a political officer with an expertise in Soviet and Greek issues. In one of his final assignments, from 1994 to 1996, he was attached to the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a senior foreign policy adviser on Russia and Belarus.”

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Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 I recently had dinner in Greenwich, CT, with Kay Raleigh DiFrancesca, Basil and Ann

Marie DeNisco L’Abbate, Pete and Judy Ernst Tortora, and Tom and Carol Sorace Whalen. Kay flew in from San Diego and was staying with Judy and Pete en route to their annual summer get-together at Nance Lyons’s house on Cape Cod. I was reminded once again how much fun and how easy it is to reconnect, reminisce, laugh, commiserate, laugh, and best yet, have enough people available to play “fill in the blanks” when our minds go, well, blank.  Let’s face it, Google’s not the answer to Newton College trivia from the 1960s. One thing no one forgets, however, is that we had to dress for dinner. It really does sound archaic, doesn’t it?  Well, if it makes you feel any better, Basil, Tom, and Pete said that they had the same requirements: jackets and ties.  I’m assuming that pants were a given. And even though they went to different schools, it seems they all had a corduroy jacket that they wore for all four years—a green, or brown, or greenish-brown.  There was some discrepancy here.  It was a very funny discussion. I was thinking that we might have a retro “mixer” at our reunion, with guys in corduroy jackets.  • Which reminds me to remind you that our next reunion is our 50th! It is also the last formal NC reunion that we will ever have.  Over the years, I’ve gotten together with many classmates, and every time has been, well, just plain fun. This is an opportunity for all of you to do just that.  Reconnect:  “I’d know you anywhere” (lying a little is permissible). Reminisce: “You say you dated my brother?!” Commiserate:  “The only good thing about Stuart was that you didn’t have to go out to get to dinner.”  And laugh.  Think about it.  • FYI, the Boston College Libraries have recently made available digital editions of the Newton College yearbooks.  You can access the books for all Newton classes and also search for individual names at www.archive. org/details/newtoncollegeyearbooks. 

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Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte 83 Church Street, No. 1 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Ron Sarno, MA’66, emailed me that he acted as the presiding judge at the Yale University Mock Trial Invitational Competition; 16 New England colleges participated in this regional competition. Ron also served as copyright permission lawyer for two recent textbooks by his wife, Uma: Learn to Think and Write: A Paradigm for Teaching Grades 4–8, Introductory Levels and a second volume, on the same subject, for advanced levels. • Ann Coleman Stadtler was honored as Bay View Academy’s 2012 Outstanding Alumna of the Year. Ann, who received her doctorate in nursing, with distinction, from Northeastern last December, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Boston Children’s Hospital. She was nominated for the award by Kathleen Edwards Nottage. Ann lives in Wakefield, RI, with her husband, John Stadtler ’64. They are the proud parents of three adult children and six grandchildren. • Congratulations to Sarah Ann and Jim Mahoney on the arrival of their 11th grandchild. Their daughter Ellen Mahoney, and her husband, Scott 11 class notes

Pike, welcomed Catherine O’Connor Pike. Catherine joins big sister Hannah at home in Needham.

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Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Congratulations to first-time grandparents Connie Lynch Godin and husband Henry! The proud parents are their daughter, Danielle, and her husband, Todd Provost. Baby Reagan Evelyn was born on July 19 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, where her mom works as a physical therapist.  Connie and Henry’s son, Brian, is a master plumber who lives and works in Rhode Island.  Connie stays in touch with college roommate Mary McGinn, and they occasionally try their hand at golf!  • As service work with Globe Aware, Libby Miller Fitzgerald recently painted a school in Costa Rica with her daughter Kelly and twin granddaughters, Megan and Allie. Unfortunately, Libby had to return early due to the death of a very dear friend.  Condolences, Libby, on the loss of your friend.  • Mary Hoogland Noon is coping with carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands, but with treatments, she hopes she can continue to play tennis and to drive to visit her children and grandchildren on the East Coast. Mary’s oldest son and his family live in Juneau, AK, so she doesn’t get to visit them as often as she would like. She sends her best wishes to all as we complete year 69 and enter the next decade of life. At our age, we can enjoy children and grandchildren, friends, hobbies, volunteer work, sports, continuing education, and whatever else tickles our fancy with the wonderful gift of time.  Unfortunately, we have to endure the bad as well as enjoy the good as we struggle with the loss of people who are close to us and with the aches and pains, and even surgeries, that come with the territory.  I hope your happy moments are many and your struggles few.  • Please send your own news and stay connected with old friends. And don’t forget to check out past Newton College yearbooks that are now online at the BC libraries.

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Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst 333 Atwells Avenue, #211 Providence, RI 02903 Joan Candee Rentsch has retired as a public health educator and now volunteers for the American Cancer Society as a driver

and coordinator of its Road to Recovery program. Her oldest daughter, Laura, is an internist at the VA hospital nursing home in San Francisco. Second daughter Kathleen is an elementary school reading specialist in Alameda, CA, and son Brian (recently married) is with John Wiley & Sons in higher ed sales. Joan also has a nine-yearold grandson. In response to our reunion questionnaire last year, she wrote: “My biggest lifestyle change came when I married Wally Rentsch—my life partner for almost 20 years! Last year, we fulfilled a dream and went to South Africa and saw hundreds of wild animals on safari—fabulous experience.” She also observed: “One blessing I count is the wonderful friendships I have developed over the years with my Newton friends. Now that I live in California, on the opposite coast from so many of them, I have made it a real priority to keep up those friendships and see them as often as I can.” Joan and Wally were able to join classmates Ann-Marie Carroll, Carolyn Cassin-Driscoll, Diane Lapolla DiFiore, Pat Ryan Grace, Beth Gundlach, Barbara Childs Hall, Joyce LaFazia Heimbecker, and Cathy Beyer Hurst at the August wedding of Richard and Sandra Puerini Del Sesto’s daughter Lia to British transplant Colin McAlpine in Portsmouth, RI. • Newton resident Roslin Moore is still working part-time as a psychologist in private practice. Ros reports that her husband, Michael St. Clair, is busily retired; his latest book, So Much, So Fast, So Little Time: Coming to Terms with Rapid Change and Its Consequences, was published in 2011. Ros enjoys her two granddaughters (ages 7 and 3), who live nearby. Their youngest son, Travis, just finished a doctorate in public policy from George Washington University. • Pat Foley Di Silvio is a senior lecturer in Italian at Tufts University and a world language consultant for the College Board and the Educational Policy Improvement Center. Pat is a widow and the mother of three children: Laila, a seventh-grade social studies teacher; Francesca, who works at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington DC; and Lorenzo, a New York City lawyer. Laila and her husband are the parents of Pat’s grandson, Sandro, about whom Pat quotes a Welsh proverb: “Perfect love does not come until the first grandchild.”

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Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 Greetings! One of the successful events of our 45th reunion was the Nurses Brunch. Carol Coakley Genereux is the nurse manager of the pre-admission screening unit at New England Baptist Hospital and lives in Watertown. Liz Connelly Kudzma, MS’69, is a professor and the MSN program director at Curry College; Liz lives in Marshfield and has one daughter, Katherine ’08. Ellen Hanley Fraumeni, MS’73, is an assistant professor in the Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing Program. She lives in Arlington and

has two children. Ann Costello Galligan is a psychiatric nurse in private practice, working with children and adolescents, and on the part-time faculty of BC’s Connell School of Nursing. She is also a grandmother to three. Carol Deiana Nolan has retired after 39 years at Boston Children’s Hospital and has a married daughter and one granddaughter. Janet “JT” Crimlisk is a nurse practitioner and nurse educator at Boston Medical Center. Maggie Kelly-Hayes (her husband is Jim Hayes, JD’71) is an investigator for the Framingham Heart Study, researching aging and risk factors for stroke and dementia, as well as a clinical professor at BU’s School of Medicine. Cynthia Rae Butters (her husband is Alan) is a board member of the national commission that accredits programs providing education for health-related careers; she has retired as associate provost of Middlesex Community College. She has two sons, a daughter (who graduated from BC in 1992), and four grandgirls. Mary Ann Mahoney McGovern (her husband, Phil, is deceased) is a professor of nursing at Salem State University. Judith Shea Pirolli, MS’74, is on the faculty of BC’s Connell School of Nursing. Judy lives in Newton and has one daughter and two grandchildren. Ann Horn D’Ambruoso is a retired math teacher. She lives in Hopkinton, NH, and has three children and six grandchildren. Mary-Anne Woodward Benedict is a nursing continuing education consultant and former ANCC Commission member. She presently serves on the ACPE, CE Commission. Bitsy Kelly Smith came up from Florida, and Marion Mayr Billings also joined in the fun. Two of our ’67 grad nurses also attended: Kathleen Kennedy, from Cohoes, NY, and Mary Judge Thayer, from Intervale, NH. • Our well wishes go out to classmates Joe O’Leary, JD’70, of Cape Cod and Joe LoBiondo of Delaware, who are recovering from recent cancer surgery and treatments. • The class extends its condolences to the families of Annmarie Sullivan Cupoli, MS’69, and Mary Harrington Patenaude. Annmarie, who was married to classmate Mike Cupoli, passed away in March, in Florida, after a long illness. Mary died in a tragic boating accident in August. She is survived by her husband, David ’66; son David Jr.; daughter Jennifer ’94; and four grandchildren.

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Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033; 703-709-0896 Reunion continued... Mid-morning Saturday, the group reconvened in the former Alumni House at 885. Deborah Carr had arranged a most informative panel, reflecting on the past 45 years and looking forward to our futures. Nancy Birdsall’s and Jane Hannaway’s lives took them down unexpected paths, but both have found fulfillment in the public sector serving the needs of the less fortunate around the world (Nancy) and in U.S. education (Jane), despite the professional and personal challenges that their lives presented. Noreen Connolly regaled us with stories about her recent travels with

Nick Kristof in sub-Saharan Africa and the subsequent realization that such global insights are important for her high school students, since they will face such issues in their future. The stories from Penny Comly Herlihy’s retirement travels to Rwanda show the possibilities for helping underdeveloped areas even now. They reminded us of the importance of continuing to learn and to use our skills to make the world a better place—something we all wanted to do after graduation from Newton. In summation, Adrienne Tarr Free recapped the class census: we’ve spread across the country and globe for work and travel; we valued the basics of our Newton education yet supplemented with graduate studies and training that our lives required; we still enjoy diverse pursuits in our work or volunteer activities; and families and friends are important parts of our lives, and we will continue to share with them the next and greatest adventures we see in our futures. Whew! After that it was time to run between the raindrops to Stuart for lunch and to visit with one another. • In mid-afternoon, some of us took a guided tour of BC’s McMullen Museum of Art. That evening, several of the spouses rejoined us in Barat House for a lovely buffet dinner and more conversations. We concluded Sunday morning at Mass in Trinity Chapel and brunch with other Newton reunion classes and Boston-area alumnae. • The links that we shared some 45 years ago certainly were revived in those three days back on campus. The initial copy of the class email directory went out around July 1, so contacts with specific individuals should be easier to have. (An update is coming in January; I need changes or requests “to be included” soon.) This doesn’t preclude my calling for news from you for the column—send year-end greetings! Meanwhile, have a blessed holiday season, too.

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class participation goal: 467 Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 For many classmates, the season of exploring new dreams and adventures has begun, in what Joni Mitchell calls “The Circle Game.” This year, two of our ’68 stellar sports scribes have announced their retirement. In June, after 41 years of serving BC, Reid Oslin, MSP’71, retired as associate director of the Office of News & Public Affairs. Previously, he had been BC’s sports information director; he began his early career in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. BC hosted a great send-off party for Reid, attended by scores of University friends. He and Susan reside in Scituate and undoubtedly will keep up their many ties to the Heights. In August, Bob Ryan penned a gracious goodbye in his farewell column, winding down his illustrious career with the Boston Globe. Bob has been the recipient of countless prestigious awards for his reporting skills and can now rest on his laurels, having achieved the pinnacle of sports-reporting fame. Bob will continue his

class notes “journalistic transition” part-time with the Globe, as well as remaining on television. We wish Elaine (Murray) and Bob life’s best. • In addition to sailing and motorcycling, Joan and Bill O’Mahoney pursue new adventure thrills in their semiretirement. In July, they spent 10 days kayaking along the spectacular Bruce Peninsula on northern Lake Huron, Ontario. Bill reports that he communicates with Frank Noonan, MBA’74; Art O’Leary is living in Connecticut; Lenny Gorelick made summer plans to come east for lobster and a Red Sox game, and Ed McGrath’s wife, Linda, is a marathoner, with Ed as chief “marathon watcher.” • Jim Haemmerle has retired after 34 years of orthopedic surgery practice in Minnesota, including 9 years as CEO at the Red Cedar Medical Center, and in February, he received the 2011 Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar annual award for service. In 2010, Jim made a non-directed kidney donation to an unknown recipient as part of the Donate Life network of organizations to increase awareness of organ and tissue donations, and subsequently, he was selected to be the Mayo Clinic’s representative on the Donate Life float in the Rose Bowl Parade last January. Jim and Gail live in the Twin Cities and enjoy travel, kayaking, volunteering, and their six grandchildren. • Kudos to each and all classmates; Mick Jagger has nothing on us! 

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NC 1968 reunion year Correspondent: Jane Sullivan Burke At her new home in Scituate, Connie Gaussa Clarke recently hosted a minireunion that included Maureen Murphy Sund, Katie O’Connor Gawlick, Barbara Jean Gretch Schmidt, Mary Sforza Fitzpatrick, Mary Catherine Costello Chute, and Ann O’Hara. Spending three days laughing, catching up, and reminiscing, their collective memories recalled most of the events that occurred during the years 1964–68—although there might have been a few different recollections of the same happenings. Ann and her husband are still running the Technical Assistance Collaborative, a nonprofit consulting firm they founded in 1992. Retirement seems on the distant horizon in the next few years. They love to travel to visit their four grandchildren, but they also enjoy staying at home and attending Boston events. • Donna Deeley continues to enjoy her well-deserved retirement. She spends winters and summers in Breckenridge, CO, skiing and hiking. During the spring and fall, she travels east to visit family and friends in Virginia and Connecticut. Donna is able to keep her language skills sharp by taking an annual trip to France. • While on vacation in Nantucket, Barbara Farrell McTiernan wrote that she and her husband are fully retired and living in Florida after being Brooklyn residents for more than 40 years. Their three sons are married, and they have one granddaughter. Mike, the oldest son, lives in DC and works for the SEC. Barbara was host to Bob ’68 and Linda Cavaliere Burke on Nantucket. • On a sad note, some of you might not be aware that our classmate Janet Koziol died last year after a long battle with cancer.

She had worked in the family business, Mitchell Machinery, in Glastonbury, CT, for more than 40 years. As VP, she served the company in several different capacities. In her spare time, Janet was an active supporter of different Catholic charities. • This past spring, Sue Sturtevant’s father died, and Jeanie Sullivan McKeigue’s mother passed away this past summer. These two parents lived into their nineties and had been lifelong active participants and contributors in their communities. • Lastly, I’m not sure how many of you read the monthly edition of the AARP magazine. Recently there was an article and picture of Bill Hogan ’33, father of our own Kathy Mullaney. Bill turned 100, and in celebration, wearing a jersey numbered 100 and surrounded by his sons and grandsons, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park, which is also celebrating its 100th birthday this year. He was good!

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Correspondent: James R. Littleton 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 I am sorry to inform you of the passing of Rick DeMello on July 5. Sympathy goes to his wife, Claire, and family: daughter Jennifer DeMello Pena and her husband, Carlo; son Richard and his wife, Eileen; and son Mark and his fiancée, Konnie. Rick, who was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves, retiring after 20 years, and then worked for the Air Force in civil service until his retirement in 2005. Rick was involved in various volunteer organizations, including the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial. He had lived in Albuquerque since 1995. • Joe Leone retired from the business world 25 years ago at age 40 after a successful career as an investment advisor and certified financial planner in order to become the prime caregiver to his daughter, Sarah, who has autism. Joe went on to earn an MA in transpersonal psychology and at age 61, a PhD in mythological studies/Jungian psychology. Two years ago, he published the book, Depression’s Seven Steps to Self-Understanding: A Guide to Comprehending and Navigating Your Inner Journey. Joe still lectures and teaches on that topic while being a caregiver to his wife, Amy, who has become disabled with fibromyalgia. Joe is also preparing to publish another book, Forty Days and Forty Nights in the Wilderness: Comprehending Myth in Today’s World. • I hope you are enjoying the fall season. Please take some time and let me know what is new with you!

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Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 Congratulations to Jill Hendrickson Daly. She is the proud grandmother of Rowan Elizabeth, born in Boston on July 5. She 13 class notes

joins her big sister, Quinn. Jill’s daughter Kendall is enjoying both little girls. • Ellie Parks Mullen is also a new grandmother. Dorothy Mullen Jeanloz was born in Boston on Ellie’s birthday, August 6. Ellie’s daughter Lindsay is the new mom. Dorothy is named after her two great-grandmothers. Ellie and Alicia Tracy Brophey, JD’72, enjoyed getting together on the Cape this past summer. • On June 30, Carol Romano Tuohey’s son, Richard, was married to Laura Dunn in a lovely wedding ceremony on the shore of Narragansett Bay in Newport. • This past spring, Sue Davies Maurer and her husband set sail from Barcelona on a cruise through the Straits of Gibraltar, ending in Lisbon. My husband and I also left from Barcelona this past spring, but we cruised the Mediterranean, ending in Rome, where I was fortunate to check off an item on my “bucket list.” Finding the fresco of Mater Admirabilis in the Trinità dei Monti church at the top of the Spanish Steps has always been a dream of mine. It was a moving experience. • Several classmates recently spent a few fun days at Pam DeLeo Delaney’s new bed-andbreakfast in Bristol, RI. What a gracious host Pam was! She kept us busy talking, eating, drinking, swimming, boating to Hog Island, and shopping at an Angela Moore jewelry sale. • A number of us gathered recently to celebrate our 65th birthdays. Jill Hendrickson Daly from Alameda, CA, showed us pictures of her grandchildren and told us about teaching swimming and refereeing college lacrosse and volleyball games. Sue Davies Maurer from Tucson showed us pictures of her two grandchildren who live close by. Sue is quite the golfer. Carol Romano Tuohey came from Annapolis—with pictures of the wedding. She is currently on break from working for the Maryland state legislature. Kathy Hartnagle Halayko came from Fairfax Station, VA. She too brought pictures of her grandchildren. They live close by, and she loves getting together with them. She was readying herself for another year as principal at Mt. Daniel School in Falls Church. Polly Glynn Kerrigan and Mary “Bebee” Carroll Linder came from the New York City area. Polly had beautiful pictures of her daughter Kate’s wedding. Polly continues her job as senior VP, mental health, education, and community services, for Family Services of Westchester County. Bebee talked of her son Max’s athletic prowess. He attends TrinityPawling School, where he will be a freshman hoping to play football and basketball. She has been doing some freelance writing for different organizations and tutoring English. Susan Power Gallagher came from Boston and graciously picked up some of us at the Providence airport. She is the senior VP of human resources at the Johnson O’Hare Co. in Billerica. She brought cute pictures of her grandchildren.

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Correspondent: Fran Dubrowski Harriet Mullaney, who previously recommended Rae Marie Taylor’s book The Land: Our Gift and Wild Hope in this column, joined the author for trips to Santa Fe and Grand Lake, CO, two major places explored in the book. What fun! Harriet also visited Boston in May, reporting on several classmates—all in great spirits! In retirement, Katie O’Shea McGillicuddy returned to the classroom, this time as a student, studying at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement and chairing its student mentoring committee. Andrea Moore Johnson and husband John recently returned from river cruising in France and touring Spain. Andrea works at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, maintains a private mental health practice, and started a women’s group that she finds most rewarding. Kathy O’Mara Fanning works in the insurance industry and volunteers generously in her parish. • Terry Kindelan Taylor works for the IRS while waiting for the real estate market to rebound. She’s gotten her realtor’s license but would love to get back into the mortgage business and right some of the industry’s recent wrongs. Fran de la Chapelle, RSCJ, spent last year consulting for the Sacred Heart Schools and this year will work with the incoming provincial, Barbara Dawson, RSCJ, assessing the community’s needs. (Harriet met Barbara when she attended Newton as a novice our senior year. They then worked together at Lone Mountain College in San Francisco and remain dear friends.) Harriet perseveres in teaching English as a second language in Denver—employment that complements her advocacy work on behalf of immigrants and their families. • Chris Hynes Coughlan, MSW’99, is active in the coalition Nun Justice, which supports U.S. religious orders. • Please pray for Cricket Costigan’s mother, who lived with her and passed away at age 103! • The Washington Post quoted Meg Finn as a real estate authority on demographic changes to Takoma Park, MD—a suburb of Washington DC, often dubbed “The People’s Republic of Takoma Park” because the city boasts numerous liberal activists and its own “nuclear-free zone” ordinance. Read Meg’s take on the changing population: • I just returned from a trip to the Galapagos, which I highly recommend to all in search of adventure and proximity to wildlife. I assume many classmates also traveled extensively this past summer, so please share reviews, recommendations, and anecdotes. We seem to be a travel-hungry crew. • Happy autumn!

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Correspondent: James R. Macho Tom W. Burke reports that he and Gail recently celebrated their 38th anniversary. They both work in the insurance industry and have



fter three rewarding decades in the mental health field, Kip and Maureen Doran were ready for a new challenge. So they closed their private practices, joined the Peace Corps, and spent two years in Botswana working on HIV/AIDS prevention, teaching at the University of Botswana Medical School, and writing the book, Power Parents: Children and Sex, published in Setswana and in English. Now back home in Denver, Colorado, Maureen has reopened her practice and is working at the Aurora Mental Health Center, where she has been responding to the community’s trauma after the recent mass shooting. Kip has written a new book, Africa Lite? Boomers in Botswana, a light-hearted look at their experience.

Maureen and Kip Doran were the 2011 recipients of the University’s William V. McKenney Award, honoring their service to their profession and communities.

what is your fondest bc memory? cd: One we share. We’d spent three years in

what was your first job? cd: I did my internship at Mary Imogene

the University Chorale together, but we barely knew each other. I came back to campus… md: …and we ran into each other on the steps of Gasson. We talked for 20 minutes, and then we said “Goodbye, have a nice life!” Little did we know we’d fall in love a few years later in graduate school!

Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y. It was a model of rural health care. md: My first faculty experience was teaching nursing at Hartwick College.

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been living in Mobile, AL, for the last five years. Tom and Gail have two daughters, who both live in North Carolina. One is a banker in Raleigh, and the other is an emergency physician in Charlotte. Tom continues to have very pleasant memories of our recent 40th reunion at the Heights. He says he was most happy to see Francis “Ro” Doyle, who was his roommate at BC for three years. In addition, he enjoyed catching up with Mark Holland, John Murphy, John Kozarich, and Larry Lawler. Tom also keeps in touch with many former classmates, in particular Dennis Doyle and George Gueperoux, via Facebook and LinkedIn. I hope all of the above-mentioned classmates will be inspired to send me an email regarding their current activities! • Marisa Labozzetta has written a new novel titled Sometimes It Snows in America (Guernica Editions, 2012). It is based on the true-life account of a Somalian woman’s harrowing experiences in Africa and America. The book is available in both print and electronic editions. • I have just completed an exciting year as president of the Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society, an organization of all the surgeons who completed their residency at UCSF. I continue to be busy in my surgical practice

in San Francisco. However, I’m planning to take some time this year to complete a book on the history of UCSF surgery, which begins back in the days of the California gold rush! At home, both of my children have now left the nest: Jennifer ’09 completed her master’s degree in education at Stanford University and is now a high school teacher in Redwood City, CA, and Jimmy is in the graduate program in homeland security at San Diego State University. • Sorry about the recent missing columns, but I can only write if I receive information from you. Please take time to send me an email or post your information on the BC alumni portal. • Merry Christmas to all!

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Correspondent: Melissa Robbins As I write, summer is winding down, and the Newton Class of ’71 has been too busy to send me much information. My own stay in Idaho and western Montana is coming to a close. The intense heat has warmed many

class notes of the rivers to the point of hampering the fishing. We did find some new spots on the Madison River outside Yellowstone Park that yielded many exciting takes on our flies. Back in Idaho, the fires contributed to poor air quality and also spoiled the beautiful mountain views. Thankfully, the earlier part of the summer was enhanced by a visit from our daughter, during which we hiked in Teton National Park and went mountain biking in Sun Valley. • Mary Ryan Dean sent confirmation that a group of us will meet at her Delaware Beach home the third weekend in September. I am sure I will have much more to report in the next column after our minireunion in Delaware.

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Correspondent: Lawrence Edgar I had another chance this past summer to visit with Br. Joe Barnett, who was back from Nicaragua to stay with his sister, who lives in my neighborhood. Besides giving a presentation to my council of the Knights of Columbus, Joe gave me an update on several of our classmates: Ted Tomaszewski, a retired school administrator, and his wife, Joann ’73, have moved from the south shore of Long Island to the north shore. One of their sons is a resident in orthopedics at Yale Medical School. Their other son is a businessman in Atlanta. Jack Kerr, who was Joe’s roommate during their junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, has retired from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, where he was a partner in the litigation department. He’s now doing arbitration from his home in Princeton, NJ, where he lives with his wife, Nora (Wren), MA’73. Tony Williamson, who’s retired from his career with MetLife, lives in Summit, NJ. • I had a letter from Mike Cornely, who practices criminal law in Miami, where he specializes in the defense of police officers. Mike and his wife, who’s a dean at Florida International University, have three grown children in very different careers: a daughter (like her mother, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania) works in real estate in New York; a son is an Army Ranger; and another son is a college football coach. • Now, news about classmates who attended the reunion last spring: Bob Bollengier, who was a fellow member of the Gold Key Society, is both a CPA and an attorney in Warwick, RI, and resides in West Greenwich. Jane Hooban Bird is a senior financial analyst with KPMG in Montvale, NJ, and a resident of Mahwah. Jack Cullen, a resident of Stamford, CT, has retired from his career as a probation officer. John Cunha, JD’77, is a partner at the Boston law firm of Cunha & Holcomb and a resident of Cambridge. Gene Mensching, who was a member of our Reunion Committee, is the deputy corporate ombudsman for General Electric and a resident of White Plains, NY. Jack Looney, also a member of the Reunion Committee, is an assistant attorney general for the state of Connecticut, prosecuting environmental crimes in Hartford. He’s a resident of West Hartford and a parent of a BC student.

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Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of Jane Hartley and other gifts from our class, we have established the Newton College Class of 1972 Scholarship in honor of Frances de la Chapelle, RSCJ.  This scholarship will support a deserving Boston College first-year student for each of the next four years. • Margot Dinneen Wilson’s son Andrew ’08 is in his first year at Boston College Law School. • Karen Formichella Krowski and her husband live full-time on Martha’s Vineyard.  Karen, who received her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts, is a licensed school psychologist. View information about Steel Butterfly, her private therapy practice, at Karen also does consulting work with the Martha’s Vineyard school system. • Read the story “UpStairs on the Square Has Staying Power” that appeared in the Boston Globe’s food section on June 26 to learn more about the success of MaryCatherine Deibel and her partner in their 30year restaurant business in Harvard Square. During our reunion calls, Mary-Catherine talked Mary Margaret “Beany” Verdon into coming to the event.  Let’s have a cheer for Beany, who has participated in 19 ice-skating competitions, with trophies and medals to show for each competition.  Last fall, Beany started ice-dancing lessons to go along with her freestyle lessons.  Although husband Richard has retired, Beany continues to work as a school psychologist and maintains her private practice. • After the reunion, Mary Sullivan Tracy, MTS’10, program director of Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLIA), and I briefly talked about CLIA’s faith- and ethics-based program of the Jesuit Collaborative for young professionals in their late 20s and 30s. Later in June, Mary was in Baltimore at Loyola University for the Jesuit Collaborative’s conference, “Finding God in Unsettled Times.” Mary and a group of friends were able to break away from the conference to meet the Nuns on the Bus at the Quaker meeting house in Baltimore as well as listen to and meet Sr. Simone Campbell. • Congratulations to Jacqueline Dougherty Kane, who just retired from teaching at the primary level. To celebrate, the Kane family is planning a trip to Ireland. • Please keep in our prayers a classmate who is recovering from injuries sustained from a fire in her home in April. • Please take a moment to send more news for our column. Take care.

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class participation goal: 410 Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo Hi, all! Even as I type, your Reunion Committee is gearing up for our 40th in June 2013. Start the reunion year off right and submit your news here so that in June you’ll have something to talk about with your classmates! • On a personal note, I 15 15 class class notes notes

met Joan Kennedy at a cocktail reception in Hyannis Port last week. She related how she met Ted, H’66, through Ethel and Bobby at Manhattanville College, where Eunice and Rose also went to school. Anyone else out there have special anecdotes?

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NC 1973 reunion year Correspondent: Kate Novak Vick I recently spent a weekend with Peggy Publicover Kring, Anne Rafferty Crowley, Liz Regan, Joan Stuckey Mitchell, Kathie Sullivan Murray, and Susan Badwey Viveiros NC’74 at my home in Kent, CT. We had a wonderful time reminiscing, catching up, and looking forward to our upcoming 40th reunion. Here’s some news from our minireunion: Peggy is in her 14th year as a principal in Duval County, FL, and her 37th year as an educator. She and her husband, Michael, compete annually in the human-powered vehicle races in Fort Lauderdale on their recumbent tricycles. Anne serves on the boards of her local school district (in Berwyn, PA) and of the Chester County League of Women Voters. Liz is a trial paralegal at Goodwin Procter and also the senior paralegal to the New England Innocence Project. Joan is now in her 20th year as editor-in-chief of the Dewey Decimal Classification, a job that’s taken her around the world and from the print world to the semantic Web. She and her husband, Tom, live in Pittsburgh, where Tom is head of the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University. Kathie and her husband, Fran, are still in the law business—she as a hearing officer for the Rhode Island Department of Education and he as a judge of the Rhode Island Family Court. Kathie and Fran enjoy frequent visits to Boston and to New York City, where two of their sons live. • Barbara Gangemi Burns now lives on the beach in Ocean Grove, NJ, from which she reports, “Life is good.” Her law practice continues to grow at what is a sustainable pace for a one-woman show, with enough space for a little tennis and travel. In June, she met up with her daughter Olivia, who was finishing a semester abroad at Koç University in Istanbul. Their trip also included time in both Tuscany and Paris. • Mary Doherty Ellroy, MBA’78, a toyindustry veteran, reports that she once again ran into Joan Garrity Flynn, an attorney at Hemenway & Barnes, competing in the Danskin triathlon in Webster. Mary was part of a relay team, and Joan did the whole thing! • Karen Kollins checked in from Denville, NJ, to report that after Newton, she earned an MBA from Notre Dame and since 1989 has worked for Curtiss-Wright in a variety of treasury functions. • Kathi Croce still lives in Guilford, CT, and reports that her private practice as a psychologist has recently taken a new direction in behavioral medicine: relaxation and guided imagery for patients facing major medical procedures. She is the first psychologist to be granted staff privileges at Yale–New Haven Hospital to provide this much-needed service. • Thanks for all the news, and please check out our new Facebook page at NewtonCollegeClassOf1973.

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Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans Jim ’76, MBA’81, and I have some sweet news to share: our first grandchild, Nora Elizabeth Evans, happy and healthy, was born in July. Her proud parents are our daughter-in-law Colleen (Kelly), MSW’07, and our oldest son, Jim ’02. Life is good! • We are all so busy; I would like to say a heartfelt “thanks!” to all of you who have taken time over the past year to send me updates. Please keep it up through 2013! • Best wishes to Holley Egloff Haskin, a playwright who recently completed her first illustrated book of poetry, What in This World. • It was so nice to see the alumni profile in the last issue of Boston College Magazine about our classmate Mary Lou Ryder Larkin and her husband, Tom ’73. They are truly inspirational, dedicating their lives to helping the residents of poverty-stricken Haiti through their work with the nonprofit organization Haiti Marycare, where Mary Lou, a pediatric nurse practitioner, is medical director, and Tom is president. • Susan Santoro was one of the panelists at the March alumni networking event, Career Paths and Journeys as Told by BC Alumni, cosponsored by the Lynch School of Education and the Council for Women of Boston College. • I am sorry to write that I recently received news of the deaths of two of our classmates. A resident of Harwich Port and, prior to that, of Milton, John Quincy Jr. passed away in April, leaving a large extended family. John was an accomplished real estate appraiser and the author of the 2003 history Quincy’s Market: A Boston Landmark. He was named a fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and had a lifelong interest in history and genealogy. Nancy Arone Bassett died in June after a long battle with cancer. She and husband Ted had been married for 31 years and were the parents of three children. After BC, Nancy earned her MA in educational psychology at UVA, and most recently, she had been a beloved reading specialist at the Trottier Middle School in their hometown of Southborough. Please remember John’s and Nancy’s families and friends in your prayers. • Take care and please write!

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Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan Special thanks to Helen Gilbane MacDonald, who has been in touch recently with a number of our classmates and kindly reported in. Helen lives in Providence, RI, and has two children. She attended the beautiful wedding of Ray and Nancy Hussey Schuville’s daughter Lindsay with several other classmates: Ginger Lessing Lucas, Marcia Picotte Floyd, Joan Cuiffo Toffolon, and Mary Barry Burkhardt. Nancy and Ginger both reside in Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and have three children each. Nancy has one grandson. Marcia has three grown children and lives in Cleveland, while Mary is the mother of one daughter and

is a resident of Connecticut. A mother of two girls, Joanie lives in Bronxville. Helen also sees Martha O’Donnell Rogers, another Providence resident, who is the busy mother of five. Thanks again, Helen! • I hope that others from our class are catching up with one another or have other news to share. Please send me your update before our next column is due in November!

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Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad I would like to start by wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a wonderfully blessed New Year! • Nancy O’Connor McCleary enjoyed a fabulous “girls weekend” in New York City with classmates Mary Kane, Scottie Reid, Kathleen Sullivan, Susan Darveau Murphy, and her sister-in-law Jan Goldman O’Connor ’76. They took in a Broadway performance of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, dined at fine restaurants, shopped, and enjoyed the city sites as well as each other’s company. Nancy and husband Dennis ’74 have three children: Their youngest son, Jamie ’11, has been interning with the Phantom Gourmet, hoping to land a job in film production. Middle daughter Meg, who broke the mold and went to Georgetown, is still in DC working as an RN in the Neuro ICU at Georgetown University Hospital. She is chair of the Legislative Committee for the hospital and is learning about lobbying on the Hill concerning health-care issues that affect nursing. Their oldest daughter, Elizabeth “Zibby” ’05, MSW’10, is a Double Eagle. She has worked in various nonprofits and recently took a job as the director of alumni relations at Central Catholic High School. Nancy is still with Massachusetts General Hospital, working as an RN in the cardiac rehab department and also as a counselor and researcher in the tobacco treatment department. Dennis is employed by Vertis Advertising and is in touch with many of his BC buddies, particularly his former football teammates. Nancy and Dennis continue to be season ticket holders for football and basketball and also manage to squeeze in a few hockey games. In addition, Nancy enjoys volunteering for the Alumni Awards Committee. • Maureen Martin-Brown, MEd’76, flew in from Missoula, MT, and enjoyed a fabulous vacation in the Boston area. She was especially delighted and proud to introduce her beautiful new grandson, Eddie, to family and friends. Highlights included attending a Red Sox game, spending a glorious beach day in Hyannis at the summer home of Cathy Collins Martone, and visiting family members in Quincy and in Bristol, RI. She enjoyed dining with classmates JoAnn Przewoznik Woods, Carole  Magazu Mega Ayers,  and yours truly. • Susan and Vincent Russo are new grandparents. Vincent writes: “We are all getting older. My college roommate and I have moved into the world of grandparents: My daughter Elizabeth Einhart (married to Eric, who just graduated from law school) had her first child, Ruby Susan, and my roommate Anthony DiBarnaba and his wife, Lori, recently welcomed their first grandchild,

Maya Rose Fazio. Their daughter Kristin ’01 and her husband, Mark Fazio, are her proud parents!” • Our deepest sympathies go out to classmate Cynthia Staszko Casemyr on the passing of her beloved husband, Stefan. This past fall would have been their 21st wedding anniversary.

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Correspondent: Mary Stevens McDermott Hello, ladies! I hope you all had a good summer! • It was beautiful here on the Cape. I was happy to have Margi Caputo stay with me for a few days in the beginning of July. We went to the beach and caught up—lots of fun. Joan Noel also came for a few days; we explored a few tucked away places I know and, again, went to the beach (seeing a pattern here?). • I volunteer at the Creative Arts Center here in Chatham. One morning a woman said to me, “Hi, Mary.” Looking at her, I knew her eyes, but no name was coming to me. It was Kathy Joyce Coffey, JD’78, who was taking an oil painting class. Kathy and Joe have a summer home in Orleans, the next town over. It was wonderful to see her! • The end of July brought the now annual “Ladies of the Lake” trip to the home of Nancy Coughlin Ferraro, MEd’77, in Wolfeboro, NH. Ladies gathering were Louise Paul Morin (whose daughter Danielle was married at the end of June), Lisa Antonelli DellaPorta, Cyndee Crowe Frere, Liz Mahoney Flaherty, and I. We do a lot of talking, walking, and solving of the world’s (or at least our own) crises. Do try these minireunions! • August took me to Virginia to meet up again with Liz for a trip to Boulder to take her son Danny to the University of Colorado for his freshman year. We stayed four days in that wonderful city, then returned to her house to get ready for her daughter Allison’s wedding, which was a beautiful event held on Labor Day. The ladies gathered again—you would think we’d get sick of each other! Liz and I came back to my house so she could recuperate for a week, and guess what we did? Those beach chairs get their workouts! • While Margi was here, she set me up on Facebook. I’m not very comfortable yet, but I hope to set up a page for our class. Maybe I’ll be able to cull some news for this column! • I am lucky to talk to Joanne Manfredi often and had a fab phone call with Mary Ferris a few weeks ago. • Chatham is beautiful all winter, so let me know if you need a runaway! Stay close to each other, check for the Facebook page, and please pray for peace.

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Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea Robert, MA’77, and Marian (Wu) Howie welcomed their first grandchild, Jack Robert Aaron Dank. The Howies have been married for 32 years and reside in Rob’s hometown of Marblehead. Congratulations! • Arthur Carlock died last May in New Jersey from complications during surgery. Arthur was

class notes a very respected lawyer for many years. In college, he was a poli-sci major. He was also a fine singer and performed with the BC University Chorale. Arthur loved our reunions and seeing him and his flair for the dramatic  every five years was always a pleasure. He will be missed. His wife, Ellen, predeceased him, and he missed her greatly. • Thomas P. “Tommy” O’Neill passed away last June, at home in Berkeley Heights, NJ,  after fighting melanoma for many years. Tommy earned his MBA from Babson College. His smile was constant, his hospitality famous. He loved golf, tennis, and skiing,  and many friends and family miss him dearly. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sally; his children, Meagan and Travis; his sister, Martha; and his mother. • Please drop a line. Go Eagles and God bless!

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Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes David Wilson sends his regards to all our classmates and regrets not having been at our 35th reunion. Dave couldn’t attend the 30th either; back then, he and his family attended the graduation of his oldest son from the U.S. Air Force Academy. His son is now a captain in the Air Force and lives in the San Francisco area. He has done three tours in the Middle East, flying the KC-10 aircraft, and has flown to many destinations around the world. This time, Dave’s youngest son graduated from Villanova. On Memorial Day weekend, Dave, wife Linda, and both sons took a Mediterranean cruise.  Dave is still at GECAS, the commercial aircraft aviation arm of GE Capital in Stamford, CT.  For the past 20 years, he has been active in the secondary-market trading of aircraft. He has been with GE for 19 years, after having spent 8 years at Citigroup.  Dave and his family live in Ridgefield, CT, where they have been since 1994.  An interesting aside: GE had two recent BC grads rotate through Dave’s division—Tom Sullivan’s daughter and Joan (Robbins) and Brendan Loughlin’s daughter Meredith Loughlin ’10!  Dave’s younger son is best friends with Meredith’s younger brother, Conor, who is graduating from BC in May.  • Speaking of Tom Sullivan, he encourages classmates going to BC football games this fall to contact him and join him for tailgating fun. • In September 2011, Charlene Rose Gottlieb met fellow Connell School of Nursing alumnae Sandy Chevrette Hughes, Linda Bonatz Yanes, and Julie MulcaheyKelland at the Pops on the Heights concert. They had a wonderful evening listening to fabulous music and reminiscing about their years at BC. Many laughs were shared among the ladies when they remembered that Sandy, Julie, and Charlene were on the first BC women’s hockey team, skating on figure skates at the start of that first season. Linda would have joined the team; however, she fractured her arm in preseason practice! While at the concert, they met CSON classmates Mary Ellen Ryan Dastur and Janice Corry Luongo. • Craig Carlson is managing director of The Carlson Group, a Boston-based consulting firm that focuses on the global automotive industry. Additionally,

Craig is an advisor to the MIT Media Lab and a contributor to CBS News. For fun, he enjoys playing tennis and swimming as well as collecting and racing vintage cars. • Our prayers go out to the families of our classmates Frank Connelly of Mashpee, who passed on April 21, 2012, and George Joseph Paglia of Suffern, NY, who passed on September 20, 2011. • God bless to all, and may all good things find a path to your door.

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reunion year class participation goal: 584 Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans Hello, classmates! I apologize for being MIA for the summer issue, but, like school days, I’m baaaack! • I hear through the grapevine that Jack Foley is putting together a reunion committee for our upcoming 35th (gulp)! Let’s all put our best effort forward to attend this sure-to-be wonderful event by returning to the Heights in spring 2013, en masse. We need to do this now before we perhaps become unrecognizable to one another in our increasing middle (late middle?) age. • Speaking of being recognized, last spring, Kathleen Norris was the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH, where she is a professor in educational leadership and curriculum coordinator of the Learning, Leadership, and Community doctoral program. Each year, PSU presents three awards for excellence in teaching, so this honor is a special one! Kathleen also works with school districts and agencies to do research, professional development, and program evaluation. Before joining PSU, Kathleen had worked in secondary education for 25 years as a principal, curriculum administrator, guidance director, classroom teacher, and coach. She received an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Sarasota. Kathleen was instrumental in the development of PSU’s first doctoral program, which graduated its first cohort this year. Congratulations, Kathleen, on this very impressive award. • Also due kudos is David Crapo, who obtained his master’s degree in health law and policy from Seton Hall University Law School this past May. David has been practicing law in Newark, NJ, for 22 years. Of receiving his master’s, he wrote: “I am living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks—or at least a new area of the law.” • Richard Huot has retired from his dental practice in Vero Beach, FL. He and wife Joanne have one child, Patrick, who is attending John Carroll High School—where a BC flag is prominently displayed in the guidance counselor’s office. “Boston College is a pretty popular choice for Florida kids,” he reports, “and they need a snowstorm like we had in 1978 to really ‘orient’ them!” He says he is happy to see BC in the ACC and has tried to catch a few games, but he hasn’t been able to attend the alumni events in West Palm Beach. • Far from retiring, Joyce Gallagher Sullivan has joined the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts as director of institutional 17 class notes

giving. She is working with area corporations and foundations to foster support of the Red Cross. • I have some employment news of my own as well: After working part-time for more than a year for a local Connecticut newspaper, the New Canaan Advertiser, I was asked to take on full-time hours this past April, just one week after the finalization of my divorce—not a moment too soon. And don’t cry for me, Argentina, regarding my new single status: It’s all good. In addition to being the parenting columnist since 2004, I am now copy editor, staff writer, and editor of several of the newspaper chain’s special sections. Life is good. • How’s your life going? Now is the time to start updating your fellow ’78ers on what’s what with you before the big reunion.

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Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley In July, Mark Kerwin was named CFO of the Year for a Nonprofit by Boston Business Journal. Mark is deputy director and CFO of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he has served for more than 13 years. He resides in Milton with his wife and son. • In August, Thomas Mohen joined Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP as partner.  He will work in the Manhattan and Garden City, Long Island, offices of the law and government relations firm, focusing in the areas of general business matters, employment law, and high-stakes commercial litigation. Also active in his community, Tom has served as president of the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club and as president and a trustee of the Board of Education in Locust Valley, NY.

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Correspondent: Michele Nadeem I’m baaack! After working around the world, most recently as the VP for Global Corporate Communications for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and all its cruise lines, I’m not only back as your class correspondent, but also back on our shared turf— Boston! • It’s so great to learn that we have other classmates living internationally: Cathleen Cutler writes from the City of Light that she’s a financial consultant in Paris. John Shamon lives in Hong Kong, where he’s the Sr. VP, technical services, of New World Hospitality. A longtime veteran of the hotel industry, he’s lived in six other countries since he first left Boston for Australia. He also reports that he’s helped form a small but active BC alumni group in HK. To all our international and expat classmates: please share with us where you are and what you are doing! • Many of our classmates are enjoying international adventures together! Kathy McGuire Turner, Claire Mullen Benson, Eileen Ryan, Amy Lentini Page (yes, wife of Ross Page) and Monica Hunter Thibodeau just spent an incredible week together in Provence, France.  They were all in Paris for junior year, and it’s good to report they

haven’t lost their language skills—nor their love of fine wine. • Gina Laidlaw Berger of Princeton, NJ, is offering a different kind of international adventure. She asks anyone interested in missions in Honduras or the Dominican Republic to contact her. Gina works for Catholic Charities and has also been heavily involved with many kinds of Catholic service. • Barbara Dehn is more than a practicing nurse practitioner in Silicon Valley, with an office between Apple and Google! She is a well-known and frequently sought-after expert nurse who is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford; a health expert for CBS San Francisco; and a health blogger for her website,, The Huffington Post, and BlogHer. She married her Reservoir RA, John Alfano, and is in contact with classmates Stephen Smith, Margaret Braccio, Cathy Konicki MBA’85, Judy Byk Rich, Karen Joerger Avery, and Suzanne Lawrence Cain. • Richard “Dick” Knoth lives in Cleveland and DC, where he practices trial work in patent and trade secret cases as a senior partner at BakerHostetler. He delivers news of his family carrying on the BC tradition! Daughter Emma ’09 is now in law school, and son Chris is a BC junior playing lacrosse. Because son Patrick graduated from the school across the river, Dick cannot claim a BC trifecta! • Harold Regan also has a BC vs. Harvard family: daughter Glenna is a junior at BC, in the marching and pep bands, and son John graduated from Harvard. Harold reports “The schools aren’t comparable…BC is a more comfortable environment to me.… BC  also has gone much more ‘upscale’ since we were there.” • Any other classmates creating a BC family legacy? Please write any and all class news you have to share with us.

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Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee In May, Joe Harkins rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as an executive director based in the Midtown Manhattan office. Joe had been a managing director at Grubb & Ellis, where he was a member of the transaction services team and the New York market leader of the firm’s national tenant advisory group. Joe has been recognized for numerous achievements throughout his 30-year career in commercial real estate, including Broker of the Year, and in 2004, his representation of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission’s relocation to the World Financial Center was a finalist nominee for the Real Estate Board of New York’s Deal of the Year. • Dan Arkins will not be happy with me for including him in my column again, but I thought you’d be interested in hearing that he was honored at a Red Sox game in July for his service to our country. Bob Shea and others were in attendance when Dan waved to the crowd as he was projected on the Jumbotron at Fenway Park. Pretty neat—and well deserved! • I had occasion this past year to reconnect with one of Bob’s other former roommates, Tom Byrne. In the category of small-world stories, Tom’s former high school friend and teammate is the headmaster of my children’s school here in Virginia. Tom is



hen Tess O’Neill gets restless, she sets herself a professional challenge. The Connell School of Nursing graduate went on to earn her master’s, and later a doctorate, in nursing and then added teaching at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans to her work as a neonatal ICU nurse. Most recently, she spent a year in Amman, Jordan, on a Fulbright grant teaching in the doctoral nursing program at the University of Jordan. “Each new challenge has renewed my passion for nursing,” says O’Neill. “I’ve been able to do so many interesting things in my career, and I credit BC for that.”

Tess O’Neill found Jordan beautiful and welcoming during her recent visit as a Fulbright scholar.

what is the secret to success?

what was your favorite bc class?

Believe in yourself, do your prep work, and be disciplined.

Senior year, the year of America’s Bicentennial, I took an elective called History of Boston that was fascinating.

what is your fondest bc memory? I have magical memories of singing in the University Chorale.

what is your next goal? I’d like to teach in other countries.

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president of Campus Bookstore Consulting, an independent bookstore-consulting firm based in Longmeadow. Tom married classmate Karen Brennan, who works with him as a project manager. Their client list includes a host of colleges and universities across the country, including our alma mater. • In January, I will take over the reins from Beth (Reiss) Barbagallo as chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Council for Women of Boston College, a position that Beth has held for the past two years. Beth is VP of product information management for L’Oréal USA in New York City. Her son, Greg, graduated from BC last spring, and her daughter, Allie, began her sophomore year as an Eagle this fall. • Please email me with an update—we’d love to hear from you!

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Correspondent: Mary O’Brien Congratulations to attorney Dennis Waggoner, who was named to the 2012 Florida

Super Lawyers and the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition. The Super Lawyers rating service rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The business edition showcases some of the key firms and attorneys who have received outstanding results for their corporate clients. • As for me, this past year I completed my first year at the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion School in Dorchester. My former school, the Louis Agassiz Elementary School, closed in June 2011, and my Agassiz colleagues and I ended up in different schools in the city.  The Henderson is a wonderful school, much smaller than I am used to but closer to home, and the faculty is  very dedicated to the children we work with. The new academic year will bring much change with the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, which will be implemented throughout most of the country, and Massachusetts’s new teacher evaluation system. I am happy I took some time in the summer to read, relax, and enjoy some volunteer time with the youth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester as a chaperone on their annual weeklong camping trip in Bridgton, ME. We had a fun-filled

class notes week of waterskiing, zip-lining, tennis, swimming, theater, and more! My eldest daughter, Elizabeth, is working for both the Red Sox and the City of Boston in the Mayor’s Office.  She is keeping busy postgraduation and has been able to experience many incredible opportunities over the past year. I think one of the highlights was the 100th anniversary celebration at Fenway Park.  She thoroughly enjoyed being able to attend Opening Day this year. While she has worked at Fenway Park since high school, she was always in class on each Opening Day! • Let’s have our next column be about you! Please email me with updates and news.

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reunion year class participation goal: 651 Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko Peter Rockett was elected president of FEI Boston (Financial Executives International), an association of senior financial professionals. The Boston chapter, with close to 900 members, is the largest of FEI’s 87 worldwide chapters. Peter was also a finalist for the Boston Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award in the nonprofit category. A record 60 people were nominated this year, and he was one of four finalists in that category. • With sadness, I report the passing of Ann Adorn of Walpole on September 15, 2011. • Please take a few minutes to send us an update—your submission counts!

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Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell Greetings! • News from Jim and Lori (Berrini) Byman: In August 2011, Jim and two of his four children climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Jim made the expedition with daughter Molly ’13, then a junior at BC, and son James, a sophomore

at Providence College. Molly, the motivating force behind the climb, was spending the semester studying abroad in Tanzania. After six grueling days, they reached the summit and were rewarded with the most beautiful and well-earned sunrise of their lives! Lori happily stayed behind with daughters Laura (14) and Lindsay (8). • Last June, Tony Skarupa threw a 50th-birthday celebration for his wife, Penny (Sinert). Classmates traveled to the event from all over the country: Monica (Flaherty) Delattre came in from Minnesota with daughter Brennan, Class of ’16; Alicia (Flynn) Cotter and Nancy (Waters) Reynolds drove in with their husbands from New Jersey; Elaine (Krehley) Hay came in from Connecticut; Kim (Leddy) Rannalli and her husband flew in from Rhode Island; and Lisa (Wilson) Huffman traveled from California. Penny writes that it was a great night and so special to have everyone together. Tony and Penny’s daughter Haley is a freshman at BC and plays on the women’s hockey team, and Kim’s daughter Alexandra is a senior this year, also at BC. • Rich Kelly is VP of risk management services at Seafax Inc. He and wife Melissa ’86 live on Cape Elizabeth, ME, and they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in September. Their daughter Caroline is a freshman at BC in the Lynch School of Education, and son Andrew is a high school sophomore. • It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our classmate Christina M. Gin-Nielson on January 16, 2012. Christina is survived by her husband, Christian, and children Scott and Lauren. Christina’s roommate Judy Garnier writes that a memorial service was held on January 21, and several classmates attended. In addition to Judy, they included Pamela Gheysen, Margaret Reynolds O’Connor, with husband Mike; Joe Butera with his wife; Mary-Beth Wenger Elliot; Paul Karpinski; John Callahan; and Michael Banks with his wife. Judy writes that Christina would have enjoyed the small get-together after the service, as everyone was seated at the same table. There was a mix of sadness and laughter as they reminisced about their times with Christina. Christina will be truly missed by all who knew her kind spirit and generosity. • Please write soon!

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Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson In May, Stephen Cartier received Warren Wilson College’s Faculty Teaching Excellence award as the outstanding teacher of the year. He was nominated by the students and selected by his peers to receive the award. Stephen resides in Asheville, NC, with his wife, Pamela, and four children. • Also in May, Thomas McMorran received his doctorate in education leadership, management, and policy from Seton Hall University. Currently head of school at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, CT, Thomas was named the 2012 Connecticut High School Principal of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools. • In July, Bernie Coccia was named EVP and partner of Science Branding Communications, a medical science communications agency. Bernie spent the last 10 years as a senior executive for leading global advertising agencies Draftfcb Healthcare and the CDM Group. • I really enjoyed reading the Summer 2012 issue of Boston College Magazine, which arrived two days after I dropped my oldest son at college in New York City, 3,000 miles from home. The cover story detailed the wonderful orientation program that BC offers to all freshmen and their parents. The three-day orientation program in June stresses to the students and their parents that college is about producing intellectuals, not about finding a job. Orientation at BC has come a very long way since the fall of 1981, when we were dropped at Newton Campus and Upper Campus and wherever else we lived for our freshman year! • Send me a note if you can—everyone enjoys reading about the Class of 1985!

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Correspondent: Leenie Kelley Hi, everyone! I hope you had an awesome summer! The weather was great, and I had a lot of chances to reconnect with BC classmates at  beaches, golf courses, and restaurant/bars.  This job is fun and a great way to reconnect with old friends.  • I heard from Helen McCullough-Duzy; she is doing great as a doctor with her own women’s health practice in three different locations in Delaware.  She  sounds super busy, but I hope she can break away for a BC game or BC event soon. Helen, the whole gang can’t wait to see you!  • Stephen Bolger was recently named chief operating officer of Pagamo, a holding company, which owns Chateau Lynch-Bages in Bordeaux as well as other wine properties in Bordeaux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and Languedoc; joint ventures in Portugal and Australia; and high-end wine tourism assets in Bordeaux, including the Relais and Chateaux Cordeillan Bages. Stephen remains CEO and co-owner (with the Cazes family, owners of Pagamo) of Crushpad Bordeaux, the custom winemaking facility where any wine amateur,

individual, or corporation can become a luxury-class Bordeaux wine producer. He lives in Bordeaux with wife Lisa and children Etienne-Jacques (9) and Verlaine (7). Stephen writes: “If any wine-loving BC alumni are in the area, they are welcome to reach out to me: or” Stephen, get ready; I think there are a lot of wine-loving alumni in our class, and it sounds like a great place for a BC reunion. Thanks for the invite and the career update, and good luck with your new business venture! • Diane Casey Boulanger and former roommates Kristin Steinkrauss, Maura McNamara Goodney, and Linda Johnson Angelucci recently reunited with Robin Labreque McKinley.  Robin was visiting from Texas.  Many laughs were had by all. • In closing, I have some sad news to report: the passing of one of our classmates, Maureen Wall Bentley, of Baltimore, on July 9, 2011.  The Class of ’86 would like to extend  our deepest  sympathy and prayers to her friends and family.  • Well, keep the emails, texts, and mail coming! I love hearing from you and  reporting all the news.  Have a great fall, and I hope to see you at BC football games or other sporting events. Go BC!

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Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff I hope you’re all well. I did not receive any updates for our column for this issue, so I apologize for its brevity. Please email me at if you’d like to be included in the next one.

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reunion year class participation goal: 592 Correspondent: Rob Murray So it’s just after Labor Day, which means move-in time at the Heights (and the Eagles are 0–1). Pat and Colleen Daly Coffey were doubly busy as new freshman Catriona joins big sister Ashling, who is a senior. I suspect the family will have a lot to celebrate in May, with a graduation followed by our 25th reunion! • Dave Rice and wife Hallie will be preparing for a college graduation in 2034. They proudly announce the birth of their first child, Connor Keals Rice, on April 29. The happy family resides on Marco Island, FL. Dave adds a shout-out to the memory of classmate Sean Kealy. • Paul Stapleton’s short story, “The Fall of Punicea,” has won the Pushcart Prize for Fiction. It will be published this November in Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses. Check it out! • A great perk of this job is getting to hear from old friends. Keyes North roomie Mike Notarianni has checked in from Arlington, VA, where he has just been promoted to chief of cardiology at Virginia Hospital Center. He and wife Kimberly just celebrated 20 happy years together. Their son Spencer is in the eighth grade and quite the baseball player, while daughter Maddie Rose (11) is into

ballet. Mike would love to hear from George Hutt (as would I)!

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Correspondent: Andrea McGrath Just a brief update again this quarter: I’d love to keep getting more! Please continue to email me your updates at my address above or post them directly to the BC online community (recently revised) at association/community.html. • Maria Garrido is living in Puerto Rico and reports that the global economic crisis has hit the island as well. She lost her government job a few years ago but has kept busy volunteering at the Casa Cuna de San Juan, a program of the Municipality of San Juan that offers aid to young children who have been abused or neglected and provides care until they can be released for adoption. Together with her father, she has also been taking care of her 81-year-old mom. Maria comments that she has grown and matured through these experiences. She also attends Mass locally at the University Catholic Center (Centro Universitario Católico), which is directed by the Jesuit priests who serve the University of Puerto Rico and the community. • And I’m sorry to report the passing of classmate David Beresford Kenna of Arlington on March 30.

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Correspondent: Missy Campbell Reid I hope everyone had a wonderful summer! I am sure many of you are back into the swing of a busy fall with work schedules, school, weekend activities, and of course, all things BC!  Be sure to send me a note and let me know what you are up to.  • Tina (Palumbo) Durand, PhD’05, received tenure and promotion to associate professor at Wheelock College. Tina is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and Human Development and was the recipient of the Cynthia Longfellow Teaching Award at this past year’s Commencement.  Tina lives in Paxton with her husband, Jon, and has a 14-year-old stepdaughter named Claire. • Phil Campolo is the CFO of Starr Electric Company, where he has worked for four years.  Prior to joining Starr, he held CFO positions at several different manufacturing, construction, and real estate development companies in the Carolinas.  Phil earned his MBA from the University of South Carolina.  He and his wife of nine years, Danielle, reside just outside Charlotte with their two young children, Braden and Elena.  The Campolos enjoy traveling as extensively as possible, both domestically and abroad (their favorite destination: Italy); however, travel has slowed down with the addition of the little ones! • Congratulations to Michael Baroni for winning Best Legal Department in the USA by Corporate Counsel magazine and American Lawyer Media.  Michael and his team at Palace Entertainment were featured

on the June cover of Corporate Counsel. They were the smallest legal department to receive the award, traditionally won by giants like Microsoft and Google. Palace Entertainment is the world’s third-largest amusement park company, but Michael is its sole attorney.  Additionally, Michael is the founding chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s new entertainment, sports, and marketing law section. Featured speakers have included NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon; Jeana Keough from the Real Housewives of Orange County; the head of legal for the LA Angels and the litigator for the New York Mets; the general counsel for the Screen Actors Guild; UFC fighters; and a CBS-TV attorney for Hawaii Five-O. • Michael Monsour recently relocated from Norfolk, VA, to the Chicago area to accept a position as associate director for patient care at the new Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago. Michael’s wife, Sharon, is excited about the move, and their children, Daniel and Jenny, are thrilled to see snow on a regular basis! • Many thanks to those who have reached out to say hello and to share professional and personal news!

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Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno Once again, I don’t have much to share.  I am certain there are events occurring in your very busy lives!  Be sure to send along any updates! • I want to begin with a great story. As I wrote in the last column, a man contacted me in the spring regarding a BC’91 class ring he found in his car. He is not a BC alumnus; he is simply a man who bought a car and found a ring. He took it upon himself to search out our alumni organization and contacted me via email to see if I could find the rightful owner.  Fast-forward to August when the issue was published with the information regarding the ring. I heard from a few classmates who had lost rings in the past, but none of their rings fit the inscriptions. Finally, I received an email from Erin Shay Morgan. Erin mentioned seeing the article, and interestingly enough, at about the time she sold her car, she lost her class ring.  She described the ring and the inscriptions matched!  I contacted the man and asked about the stone in the ring, and they were the same.  We had found Erin’s ring.  Within 24 hours, Erin had her ring back! Her ring and her car never left San Diego! What a fabulous story of a man who took time to reach out, knowing the sentimental value of such a ring.  I am so happy that I could help Erin find her lost ring! • Congratulations to Mark Chmura on being inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012 this fall. A tight end with the football team, Mark set the school record for receptions with 164, which is now third in the Eagles’ record book, and also stands at third with 2,046 career receiving yards. An All–Big East selection and a twotime All–ECAC honoree, Mark also set a single-season record with 47 receptions by a tight end. Mark went on to play eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL, winning the Super Bowl with the team in

class notes 1997, and he was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2010. The Varsity Club Hall of Famers were formally inducted on September 7 and then recognized at halftime of the Eagles football game against Maine on the following day. 

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Correspondent: Paul L. Cantello Happy autumn to all!  Acting as class correspondent for the past 20 years, it has been a true honor and privilege to report on your successes and accomplishments every quarter (that’s 80 magazine issues!) I recently decided to take a leave of absence from the role and am seeking someone to step up and continue to document our legacy. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact me at and cc  In so many ways, our class has improved our communities and the world. I am so proud to call you all classmates and wish everyone the best! • John Doran married Amanda Payne (a UConn grad) on October 15, 2011, in Boothbay Harbor, ME. The wedding was attended by many fellow Eagles: John Battaglia JD’97; Rick and Sheryl Tierney Finch; Sue (Long) Furtado; Chris Gildea and Katie Boulos-Gildea; Kristine Hyde; Roy Jimenez; Jon-Paul Lapointe; Mike MacNeill; Steve McLaren; John McLaughlin; Matt McGovern; Chris Novello; Mike Panos ’93, MEd’94; Sheila (Sullivan) Sherman; Mark and Michelle (Villiotte) Walker; Caroline Ward; and Tom and Maria (Signorella) Wilcox. • Adam Hurtubise’s son Brendan graduated from high school during Reunion Weekend and was headed for St. Louis University later in the summer. Adam writes: “My wife (Lisa Kemper Hurtubise ’95, MAT’98), my father, my father-in-law, and all of Lisa’s siblings graduated from Jesuit universities, so the family is proud that Brendan is getting the third generation started in fine fashion. Lou Kodumal took the post-reunion detour to deliver a graduation cake to Brendan.”

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Hey there, BC’93! It’s me, Laura Beck, your new class correspondent. Please share updates and news with me anytime: laura@ And join our BC’93 Facebook group: BostonCollege93. This will be a great source of information for our big 20th reunion coming up next spring, timed beautifully with BC’s 150th. Mark your calendars now for the weekend of May 31–June 2, 2013! • Now, a thank you to Sandy Chen Dekoschak for taking such good care of us for years! She’s shared updates on us, so how about one on her? Sandy, her husband, and their fouryear-old son live in Westborough. Since 1993, Sandy has worked in advertising and lived in LA, New York City, and Boston. Beyond the ad world, she has her own candle business called Westborough Wicks. Her husband does all the candle making, with all scents blended and candles poured by hand. • With the last space I have this round, in thinking of our 20 years, I wanted to call out and congratulate some of our classmates who have represented BC’93 in majorly impressive ways: Mike Atwood, book author, runner, and track coach; Hugh Crean, former president and CEO of Farecast, acquired by Microsoft; Alina Cho, CNN correspondent; Craig Finn, musician and lead singer of The Hold Steady; Bill Guerin, retired NHL player with two Stanley Cup wins and now on the coaching staff for the Pittsburgh Penguins; Gary Gulman, actor and amazing standup comedian; Kristen Mastroianni Pascucci, former NESN broadcaster; Dan McGinn, senior editor, Harvard Business Review, and book author; Bill Meehan, MD, book author and expert in sports medicine and head injuries; Amy Poehler, actress, writer, Parks and Recreation creator, and SNL alum; Setti Warren, mayor of Newton; Bob Wischusen, sports broadcaster (for events including Jets and ESPN college games); and Chris Woods, senior executive at Google. I’d also like to

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mention Erik Weihenmayer H’03 (actually BC’91, but he lived with our classmates), the first sightless person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. • I know I’m missing many more BC’93 rock stars of all sorts. Please share updates with me for the next issue. See you then and hopefully live in June 2013!

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Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane Hello, everyone.  I hope this finds you all well. I was happy to receive a few notes from you this time around—thanks! • In August, Sean Dowling was promoted to partner and manager of recruiting for Winter, Wyman’s Technology Contracts division.  He resides in Norfolk, MA.  • Former BC swimmer Maria “Mari” De Lourdes Valerio competed in the Fina World Masters swimming championship in Riccione, Italy, where she won four medals—in the 800 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 400 individual medley, and 200 butterfly.  She is married to Tim Proskauer from Boston and has four boys: Francisco and Alejandro (both 14), Jose Ricardo (12), and Nicholas (10).  The family lives in Puerto Rico.  • In April, Brian Falvey, JD’97, was elected to the board of selectman in Wakefield, where he lives with his wife, Sandi (Chisholm), and their three children: Allison (12), Jillian (10), and Quinlan (7). Sandi is a stay-at-home mom, and Brian is a business development executive at Dell, focusing on federal strategic programs. Brian has also been active with the BC Law Alumni Association for many years.  Sandi and Brian are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this year!  • That’s all this time around. Stay well, and make sure to send me your latest news. 

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Correspondent: Kevin McKeon On June 9 in Yorktown, VA, Dan Hanlon married Hannah Cross. Among the groomsmen were Derek Auclair ’94, Matt O’Neil, Colin Corridon, and Jim Ryan. Attending were Rick Herman, Mike Lear ’96, Mike Blewitt, Mike Marisca, Dan Malooly, Mark Harvey, Kevin Ryan, Amy (Rolfe) Ryan, and Chris Gorman. • Martin Yalcin, MA’04, received his PhD in theological and philosophical studies from Drew University in May. He and his wife, Doreen Balbuena, live in New Jersey with their daughter Sophia (4) and son Joshua (6 months). • Melissa Conlon is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter, Marielle, on September 24, 2010. Marielle was welcomed into the world by Mom, Dad, and her two older brothers, Tyler and Renz. Melissa is an assistant principal at Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY, where she oversees multiple departments and the grade-reporting office.

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Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy After more than a decade working on the sales and trading floor at Deutsche Bank and consulting to the financial services industry before that, Will Dombrowski was drawn to the Great White Way and left Wall Street to form an independent theatrical production company, Paper Boy Productions (www. In the time his business partner and he have been operating, they’ve produced and invested in several successful Broadway shows and domestic and international touring companies. Most recently, they received their first Tony Award nomination and won (in the Best Revival of a Musical category) for producing The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, and David Alan Grier. Will reports that it’s been an exciting journey so far. • Jennifer Laiacona Caicedo and husband Rick live in Charlotte, NC, where Jennifer is an allergist working in private practice. The couple have a fouryear-old daughter, Sarah Angela, and a son, William, who was born on March 2, 2011.

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class participation goal: 590 Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht Chris and D’Arcy Lynch Toffolo welcomed a son, Graeme Ashbolt, to the world on St. Nicholas Day, December 6, 2011. In the fall, they relocated from Indianapolis to Denver, where D’Arcy is VP of business development for a marketing agency. • Antonio Granger is a member of the Class of 2012 that was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame this past fall. Antonio, a forward, helped lead the Eagles basketball team to two NCAA tournaments in 1996 and 1997 and led the Big East in three-point field goal percentage during the 1996–97 season. He currently ranks sixth in the Eagles’ record books for three-pointers (193) and fifth on the single-season list (78 in 1997–98). The honorees were inducted in a Conte Forum ceremony on September 7 and then were recognized at halftime at the Eagles football game against Maine the following day. • Fergus O’Donoghue left New York City and moved to Seattle with his wife, Carolyn Mansfield, to join Microsoft’s Xbox division. After starting in digital supply chain strategy, he joined the Xbox LIVE engineering group and managed the engineering teams that launched Xbox LIVE in Brazil, Russia, and Poland, among many new markets. He is also focused on SmartGlass technology, which allows entertainment providers

to offer unique second-screen interactive experiences that complement a consumer’s Xbox console entertainment consumption. Son Tadhg and daughter Niamh love the Pacific Northwest and are actively recruiting preschoolers to be future Eagles. • Jillian (Gray) Wilson is very excited to be homeschooling both of her boys for the first time! Simon (13) and Jackson (11) are in the eighth and sixth grades, respectively. She is so grateful to BC for preparing her to take on such a daunting task. • Stephen and Stephanie (Gaviglia) Hall welcomed their second daughter, Lauren Bradford Hall, on April 2. She joins big sister Natalie (3), and everyone is doing great!  Stephanie writes: “Natalie is a great big sister to Lauren, and we are enjoying watching Lauren grow into her own personality.”  The Halls live in Natick. Stephanie is approaching 15 years of service at EMC in the HR department, and Stephen is still co-owner of Hall Construction and owner of Hall Landscaping.  • Ben and Christina (Weber) Enticknap, along with daughter Alana (2), welcomed son Ian, born in March.  After 14 years in social services, Christina, a child and family therapist, started a private practice in Portland, OR. • We are coming up on another reunion— already! Please send me your updates, and I hope to see many of you in 2013.

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Correspondent: Matt Colleran Correspondent: Emily Wildfire We hope you had a great fall season and a chance to make it back to the Heights for a football game. Thanks for sending in the updates and please keep them coming! • Christian Fonss recently joined Klinedinst PC as a shareholder. He was formerly a principal at the transactional and securities firm Fonss & Estigarribia. Before launching his own boutique law firm, Christian was with Foley & Lardner, where he served both domestic and international clients in corporate, transactional, and securities law matters. He earned his JD from the George Washington University School of Law in 2002. • Anne (Rechkemmer) ’01 and Patrick Chatfield welcomed a son, Thomas Patrick, on April 30. He joins big brother James (2) at home. • Mark and Leigh (Cofran) Gammons recently welcomed their third child, Meghan. The Gammons household is pretty wild as Meghan joins brothers Will and Max (both 3)!

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Correspondent: Kate Pescatore Greetings, Class of 2000.  Once again, I have received some amazing news from our fellow classmates. • Siouxsie Espinosa, MEd’02, received her doctorate in spring 2011 from UMass Boston.  Her focus was

on leadership in urban schools. • Susan Pitt recently completed the general surgery residency program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she is now pursuing a fellowship in transplant surgery.  • Brenda Cowley Hagan currently lives in Natick with her husband, Chris, and daughter Maya (2). Brenda teaches English at Weston High School. She and Chris recently returned from an amazing trip to Ireland to attend the annual conference of the Ireland Funds, a charity dedicated to supporting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education, and community development throughout Ireland. • Stephanie Ridge and Mike Murray, MBA’05, were married on May 18 in Phoenix. • Jennifer Mather, MA’05, JD’08, married Peter McCarthy ’98, JD’07, on July 7 at St. Thomas Chapel in Falmouth.  The couple reside in Boston, where they are both attorneys at Mintz Levin. • Joe, JD’03, and Abby (Bronner) Theis welcomed Connor William on January 18, 2012. Marin (7), Meredith (5), and Ethan (3) greeted the newest addition to the family with open arms. The family resides in Hingham. • Caitlin and Rob Mosesian are thrilled to announce the birth of daughter Clare Elizabeth on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5. • Nick and Kathleen Ryder Caserio welcomed home their second baby girl, Chatham Grayson. • Ellen (Coats) ’02 and Neil Mendelow share the good news of the birth of their first son, Caleb Coats (future BC Class of 2033). He was born on March 3. The family is now living in Houston. • Meg Miles Loester and husband Mike welcomed their third son, Owen Thomas, on April 12. • Rachel and Daniel Johnson and big sister Leah celebrated the birth of Samuel Joseph in June.  Dan is an anesthesiologist and ICU physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and is also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. • Thank you, as always, to those classmates who submitted news. Please don’t forget to send your announcements. You can always email them to me or post them on the BC alumni online community.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, please check out the online community. There, you can write your own in-depth announcement and even post a picture.

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Correspondent: Sandi (Birkeland) Kanne This time of year always makes me miss pumpkin pie ice cream from White Mountain. Happy fall, everyone! • Lisa Grandy Pereira, MA’04, writes that her husband, Victor Pereira, MAT’04, was a recipient of the annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. Victor was one of nine K–12 science teachers in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, who were recognized for their “outstanding ability to inspire students and produce results in science education.” Way to go, Victor! • On May 5 in Rhode Island, Carra Beth Constantine married William Hall, originally from Wenham. Eagle alumni in attendance included Rochelle Webb, Christina (Keough) Franey, Kevin ’00 and Janna (Stanhope)

class notes Merk, Lee (Calamis) ’99 and Michael Mita, Michael Carey ’00, and Dr. ’79 and Mrs. Ray English ’81. The Halls moved back to New England a year ago from San Diego, where they met, to be closer to family; they now live in Portsmouth, NH. Carra is a registered nurse in the cath lab at York (ME) Hospital. • On August 11, Charlie Papazian ran the Falmouth Road Race and collapsed due to heat exhaustion. His condition remains serious, and he is currently in a rehabilitation hospital with a long road of recovery ahead of him.  To receive updates on Charlie’s progress and send well wishes to his family, please go to and search for “CharliePapazian” (one word).  Thank you for your love and support of our classmate. • Kathryn (Walsh) McDonough recently married. She has been living in Hong Kong for the past seven years. • Kate Rado and her husband, Eric Warzecha, welcomed a daughter, Coralie Mireille Rado Warzecha, on December 27, 2011. Kate is happy to say that Coralie is “pretty cool” so far, but has “no manners.” • It’s double the trouble and double the fun for Jennifer (Bunt) Adams, MEd’02, MEd’04, and husband John, who brought twin girls Krista and Sarah into the world on June 11. • Randy and Lauren (Kazarian) Romano are the parents of a new baby girl, Kristen, born on July 12. She joins big sister Taylor. • George Leydon and wife Charlotte are living in Madison, WI, with their two boys, Henry (4) and Grant (2). George finished his residency last year at the University of Wisconsin and now has a busy office practice as a family physician. • Are you a horror junkie? Then tune into Get Out the Room, a biweekly podcast hosted by Damen Hymes. Each episode features a unique perspective on media, from classic horror movies and current TV shows to horror in the written form (books, comics, and short stories). Think you can get out the room? Listen and find out at http://getouttheroom. • Finally, I’d like to offer personal congratulations to my BC roomie Carrie (Levitt) Klemovitch on earning her MBA from BC. Carrie is a project manager in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at Boston College. • Thanks for all the updates. Please keep them coming. I love hearing from all of you. • Enjoy the holiday season!

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Correspondent: Suzanne Harte Congratulations to Lauren and Edward Mullins, who welcomed daughter Elle on June 8. Mom, Dad, big brother Luke, and Elle live in Bayonne, NJ.  • Oliver and Jamie (Schuler) Perez welcomed their son, Ryan Alexander Perez, on June 16. Big sister Norah loves having a baby brother, and the family is doing their best to get some sleep. They live in Minneapolis, where Oliver is still working at General Mills in marketing. Ryan is ready for his first BC football game this fall! 

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reunion year class participation goal: 645 Correspondent: Toni Ann Kruse Toni Ann Kruse, JD’08 (hey, that’s me!), married Jonathan Richard on June 9 in Stroudsburg, PA. The wedding party included Sara Rosen, Christina Neuner Boyle, Meaghan Traverse, Aisling Jumper JD’08, and Michael Dailey ’04. Classmates there to celebrate included Adam Baker JD’08, Sean Boyle, Jim and Amelia (Stephens) Clark, Andrew DelBoccio, Ariana Ebrahimian, Kelly (Agostinacchio) Forquignon, Stephanie (Wolfe) Sherlock, and Katie (Williamson) Sutton. Toni Ann is an attorney in the private client department of McDermott Will & Emery in New York. The happy couple reside in Brooklyn with their adorable dog, Zooey. • Yesenia Mejia married J.J. Saulino in August; Laura Burke and Victoria Criado were the maids of honor. Yesenia and J.J. live in Washington DC. • Erica (Camilo) DiNitto welcomed her second son, Alexander, in December 2011.  • Bill Reeg married Kerry Ryan in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Carter Beach was a groomsman, and James Chanes attended. • Katrina Pardo, MSW’07, and Matthew Hickey wed on August 20, 2011, at Castle Hill in Ipswich. Eagles in attendance were Jonathan and Courtney (Audette) Damick, Nicholas Leydon, Emily Peca, Karen Goldfeder, Sarah McKenzie JD’08, Laura Cassato Roe, Anna Nelson, Kelly Salerno Parker, and Conal and Elizabeth (Ancharski) Berberich. The couple reside in Alexandria, VA. • Andrew and Alissa (Chang) Bain announce the birth of their first child, Amelie Lara, on May 26, 2011. • Kevin Meme and wife Erica Hayman, MA’06, welcomed their first child, Jonathan Robert, on February 1, 2012.  Kevin recently left the Boston Consulting Group to pursue his MBA at the Wharton School. • Caitrin Claire Roe, daughter of Pete and Laura (Cassato) Roe, was born still on November 11, 2011. Her loving parents welcome prayers.  • Keith and Amy (Branchini) Dahl welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Emma Frances, on February 23, 2011. Amy graduated from NYU this past May with a master’s in clinical nutrition. • Jeff and Nadine (Palermo) Guasto are proud to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Frank, on June 2. • Greg Johnson has worked as a stand-up comedian since his freshman year at BC. In the past year, he has performed at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, the Wilbur Theatre and the Royale in Boston, the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, and Carolines on Broadway. He lives in Brooklyn. • Allison Dizzine married Adam Dratch on December 10, 2011. The wedding party included Lauren (Gannon) Bent MA’04, Brook Donovan, and Nicole Farina. Highlights included a BC human pyramid and Kim Carlson planking. Also in attendance were Mark Cichra, Amy Davison, Tom Hardej, Seth Hoy, Katie (Califano) Kennedy MA’06, and Kate Scanlon. • John Perich’s debut novel, Too Close to Miss, a crime thriller, was recently released, and a follow-up novel is to be released soon. • Andrew and Christy (Zider) Pearce announce the birth of their first child, 23 class notes

Madison McDonnell, on March 30. • Kate (Zimmerman) Kaufman welcomed Cameron Jay on May 17. • Margaret Cardillo Fronefield’s new children’s book, Just Being Audrey, a biography of Audrey Hepburn, won the Florida Book Award gold medal for children’s literature and was a finalist for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Also, Margaret was named Outstanding Graduate Student in the University of Miami’s motion pictures department, where she is getting her master’s in screenwriting. • Meaghan Traverse married Christopher Cox on August 10 in Boston. The bride was attended by Toni Ann Kruse and Kelly (Agostinacchio) Forquignon. Eagles there to celebrate included John Traverse ’67; Francis O’Neil ’67; Gregory Collins ’89; Christopher Collins ’90; Kara (Collins) Hannigan WCAS’93; John Traverse ’94, PhD’04; Jennifer Larson MEd’97, MA’00; Brian MBA’12 and Kristen (Cwirka) Swenson; Sara (McGovern) Albano MS’04; Bryan Albano; Steve ’01 and Lauren (Sabonis) Schlegel; Jeana Whitney MEd’05; Kristen (McCone) Gordon; and Sara Rosen. The newlyweds live in Arlington, VA, where Meaghan is a professional school counselor.

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class participation goal: 515 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf David and Jennifer (Curcio) Della Penna welcomed their first child, Joseph Christopher, on April 9. • Eric and Leslie (Martell) Napoli welcomed Isabella Elizabeth on May 19. Leslie writes, “The new family of three looks forward to attending many BC football and hockey games!” • Brianne Moskovitz married Philip Baxa on August 17 at the Martin Johnson House in La Jolla, CA. The wedding party included Courtney Valentine, Katherine Stainken, and Allie Weiskopf. Other alumni celebrating included Courtney Shea, Lindsay Williamson MA’05, Russ Pool ’95, and Noel ’95 and Carrie (Merrill) Duarte ’94. The couple live in San Diego with their puppy, Finnick. Brianne is a PhD candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Phil is the commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Edisto. • Marika Beaton is now the chief of staff for Harvard University’s EVP. Additionally, she and her fiancé are launching Reuling Wines, a boutique family winery based in Sonoma County, CA. Reuling’s first vintage will be available in 2013. • In May, Stas Gayshan, JD’09, was profiled in the Boston Globe for founding Space with a Soul, a collaborative office space for start-ups in Boston. Current occupants include a food swap, a coalition of schools for boys of color, and a socially conscious chocolate company.

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class participation goal: 675 Correspondent: Joe Bowden Correspondent: Justin Barrasso

On August 3, John Curley married his one and only, Karey Brau, in a ceremony at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon.  Wedding guests included Chuck Mondora (who is an attorney in New Jersey), Ryan Jones (who works in Hollywood as a TV producer), Matt FitzSimons (who recently started a new position with Starcom MediaVest Group in Illinois), and former roommate Andrew Grillo (who lives in Sydney, Australia, and works at State Street Global Advisors).  John is a special-needs teacher in Walpole and also works part-time at Fenway Park.  He can still quote every line from the movie Groundhog Day. • Elizabeth “Biz” LaRose, MEd’06, and her husband, Phil Oates, also brought a bundle of joy into the world: their baby, Ellen Cecilia. Biz teaches at the Tobin Montessori School in Cambridge. • After working in New York City at a financial software company for four years, Courtney Rose attended Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, earning her MBA, with a focus on marketing, in 2011.  She then joined GE Capital’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program. Courtney has had rotations in commercial real estate and lending/leasing. Currently on a rotation in retail finance with TJX in Framingham, she has spent time in Argentina and South Africa and will be going to Europe next winter. She lives in Brookline. • This fall, Sara Ann Mehltretter Drury began her second year as the Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Her husband, Jeff, is a visiting assistant professor at Wabash for the 2012–2013 academic year. • Jesse Hochkeppel graduated from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in May and is now working as an anesthesiology resident at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. • Peter and Katherine (AnsonChapman) Mans are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Jane Marie, on May 18 in Lebanon, NH. • On September 7 in Conte Forum, Maria Cicero, MA’07, was inducted into BC’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in crosscountry and track and field. Maria was a four-time All-American and a four-time All–Big East selection. She holds the BC record for the 10,000-meter event, and she is the only Eagle to lead BC in three regionals, earning All-Northeast Region three times in cross-country. She also broke the 16-year-old 5,000-meter record by 11 seconds, which is now second in the Eagles’ record books.

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class participation goal: 650 Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori Danielle Curtis is happy to announce her marriage to Kevin Parrington on November 5, 2011, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Atlanta. BC alumni in attendance included best man Howard Parrington ’03, maid of honor Katie Chiarantona, and bridesmaids Erin Hutton and Karen Galvin. The couple met at Emory University School of Law, from which they both graduated in 2009. They live in Atlanta, where Danielle is a commercial litigation associate at Bryan Cave, and Kevin



ave Levy ’06 is passionate about Boston College and eager to see his generation play a major role in its future. An energetic ambassador and tireless volunteer for the BC Alumni Association, Levy serves on its board of directors and as a Boston chapter leader, and he has recently taken on a new role as co-chair of the BC GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Leadership Council. “Boston College is still a young university with only greater things ahead,” says Levy, a social media expert with the Newton, Mass., public relations firm SHIFT Communications. “I want to be part of that growth.”

BC Gold Leadership Council Co-chair Dave Levy hopes to deepen the relationship between young alumni and Boston College.

what has been the most satisfying moment in your professional life?

what do you look forward to each day?

While living in Washington, D.C., I presented at the World Bank on the role mobile phones can play during an emergency or crisis.

BC football—all year round. Even in February, if someone mentions taking a road trip to Los Angeles when the Eagles play USC, it makes my day.

how much can you sing of the bc fight song? Both verses, for which I have my roommates, the Dropkick Murphys, and the University Chorale to thank.

what was your first job? Summer jobs on golf courses and driving ranges—there are a lot of similarities to my profession in public relations.

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is an assistant regional counsel at the Social Security Administration, Office of the General Counsel. • Stacey Greci was married to Joel Gibson on March 25 in Brooklyn. Classmates in attendance were Christopher and Courtney (Hopkins) Carter, Courtney Hunt, and Zoe Schmitter.  Stacey works as a sommelier at Corkbuzz Wine Studio in New York City, and the couple reside in Brooklyn. • Cristina Velocci and Jesse Hochkeppel ’05 were married on June 9 in Syosset, NY. Bridesmaids included Maggie McQuade and Rebecca Yu, and groomsmen included Omer Tanvir ’05, Jay O’Meara ’05, David Newton ’05, and Darrel Swann ’05. Other Eagles in attendance included Kevin Allocca, Jean Blosser, Matthew Porcelli, Manny Morelli, Sylvia Hechema, Meghan Newton ’05, and Eric Stein ’05. • Steve Rountos married Shannon Colley on June 2 in Danbury, CT.  Eagles in the wedding party included Mike Parker, Derek Scott MEd’10, and Jared Carroll. Other BC alumni included Chris Maimone and Chris Yu. • On July 22, outside the Log Cabin by Mt. Tom State Reservation in Holyoke, Alexis Tirella married Adam VanDerBeek ’08. BC alumni in the wedding party included bridesmaid Laura Brenninkmeyer and groomsmen

Maximilian Martinez ’08, Terence Tirella ’04, and Charles Tirella, Class of ’13, and Alexis’s mother, Linda Tirella ’74, and Adam’s father, David VanDerBeek joined in the celebration. The VanDerBeeks live in Brookline with their nine-month-old son Desmond Francis, a future Eagle! • Christine Smith received an Emmy for her work as a producer for The Dr. Oz Show at the Daytime Emmy Awards in Hollywood in June. Christine has been working in the TV industry since graduation. • Also in June, Kevin Galligan was promoted from senior analyst to associate director at the Roseview Group, a private real estate investment and advisory firm based in Boston. Kevin was a senior analyst at Anglo Irish Bank before joining the Roseview Group in 2010. • Maura Winston is working as a law clerk for Kathleen Kerrigan ’85, who was sworn in as a U.S. Tax Court judge in Washington DC in June.

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class participation goal: 720 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell

class notes Danny and  Sarah (Manganaro) Jamieson, MS’10, were married on August 13, 2011, in Wilmette, IL. BC friends in the wedding party included best man Ben Litchfield, groomsman Matt Deibel, and bridesmaids Stephanie Liakos and Andrea LaGala MEd’08. Danny finished his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011 and is working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Atlanta. Sarah finished her master’s in nursing from BC in 2010 and is an orthopedic trauma nurse practitioner with Emory Orthopaedics at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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Congrats to K.C. Hill, who married Brett Bissett in California on August 25. The bridal party included ’08ers Nicole Cardona and Thayer Surette. Other Eagles in attendance included Steve Duarte MS’09, Evan Flaherty, Austin Joyce, and Paul Rubin. • Danielle Kidd married Peter Muenzfeld,  a graduate of the University of Maryland, on June 16 in Philadelphia. The wedding party included Amanda Del Balso, Margot GraykowskiTrevino, Leah Maloney, and Ryan Kidd ’11. Other BC alumni in attendance were Peggy Fox, Melissa Gallo, Sean Kelly, Rachel Quinn, Lauren Seyfried, Rebecca Sherwood, Julia Toepfer, Ileana (Vallarino) Trevino ’77, and Susan Ambriano-Del Balso ’80. The couple reside in Washington DC with their dog, Gus. • In June, Joe Micik published his debut novel, 0.00: Tales of the Sober Kid at College, and he has already begun working on the sequel. He has also published four short stories. Joe spent the last three-plus years writing for Soaring to Glory, the Boston College sports fan site he founded as an homage to BC, inspired by the Superfan shirt slogan for our class. He also freelances in his spare time.  Joe welcomes BC alumni and friends to visit him at www.joemicik. com. • Jessica Hart and Ryan Heney were married on July 28 at Pilgrim Congregational Church in the bride’s hometown of

Southborough. The wedding party included Mark Filenbaum, Katharine Giorgio MA’11, and Kristen La Forest, along with 13 other BC alumni. The couple reside in Providence, RI, where they are both medical students at Brown University. • Meghan Commins, MA’11, and Matthew Blattner ’05 were married in Boston on May 27. The ceremony was presided over by Richard McGowan, SJ, MDiv’83, and other BC faculty in attendance included Belle Liang and our much-loved and missed John Cawthorne. Maid of honor Katie Gallivan was joined in the wedding party by Kristin Hricko Stanavitch; Meaghan Fitzpatrick ’09; Stephen Cote ’05, MA’11; Andrew Armstrong ’05; and Matthew Meyer ’05. A large BC contingent was present including ’08 Eagles Lauren Carfora MA’09, Katie Merrill, Julia Walsh, Vanessa Careiro, Abigail Hasebroock MAT’10, Mary Taber, Colin Laughlin, Jillian Daly MEd’10, Megan Giff horn MEd’10, Rebecca Buckley, Christopher Waltrous MA’10, James Haroldson, and Ainsley Jones.

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class participation goal: 660 Correspondent: Timothy Bates Wedding bells have been ringing for the Class of 2009! Malcolm Ohl and Dorothy “Dot” Smith were married in Baltimore this past June, following Malcolm’s return home from a deployment with the Army in Afghanistan. Edward Steinhauser married Haley Kaesman (Regis University ’09) on July 7 and will be teaching ninth grade at the Orange County School of the Arts this fall. On September 15, Shaelyn Dolen and Daniel Bagley ’07 were married in St. Ignatius Church at Boston College in a ceremony presided over by Richard McGowan, SJ, MDiv’83. The couple met at a BC halftime retreat in 2006. • Timothy Bates graduated from St. John’s University School of Law and is now working as an assistant district attorney in Queens, New York City. • Billy Goodbody graduated from UConn Law School and is now an assistant district attorney in Nassau County. • Angela Hrusovsky and Jon Karl both graduated

from Villanova Law School. • Maura Boyle is working in Boston as a vendor relationship manager at Joss & Main. • Stephanie Howe recently completed her MA in sociology and demography from Penn State and will be continuing on with the doctoral program. • Nick Fulco recently became an associate at CCMP Capital in New York City. • Ali Wagoner lives in San Diego and is working as an RN at Sharp Memorial Hospital in the surgical intensive care unit.  • Mike McGovern is working in New York City at Deloitte Consulting, with a focus on health-care products. • Seth Rutman is a 3L at Cardozo Law School in New York City, and in his spare time, plays bass in a rock band and cooks gourmet food.

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class participation goal: 610 Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney After completing a year in Turkey as a Fulbright Fellow, Josh Idaszak is living in Madrid and working as an English teacher and tutor at Colegio Hélicon de Valdemoro. • Dianne Bacsik started a new job this fall as a kindergarten teacher at the Johnson Elementary School in Natick. • Congratulations to Colleen Mason, who married Evan Conway in Galway, Ireland, on August 18. Evan is from Galway; the two met while Colleen was studying in Ireland almost four years ago.  The couple now live in Washington DC.

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class participation goal: 550 Correspondent: Brittany Lynch Amanda Leahy received her master of arts in teaching in English/secondary education from Brown University in May. • Angela Vastey was accepted into Suffolk University Law School and was slated to begin classes this fall.

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class participation goal: 670 Correspondent: Riley Sullivan Welcome to the first class notes column for the Class of 2012! With people from our class engaged around the globe in new and rewarding experiences, I’m excited to try to keep everyone up to date on the lives of our classmates. • Maxwell Ade was featured on BostInno as a member of the inaugural class of Boston Startup School. Maxwell is the founder of Maji Water Bottles, a company that donates $5 from every bottle sold to help build wells in African villages to provide safe and reliable drinking water. • Brooke Braswell has been awarded a Fulbright grant, and she will travel to Tajikistan to research how the increased prominence of women in Tajik governmental

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roles has led to successes of Tajik women’s nongovernmental organizations. • Miguel Galvez and Deckard Sorensen’s startup company, NBD Nanotechnologies, has been selected as one of 125 finalists in this year’s MassChallenge, a competition that awards promising entrepreneurs world-class mentorship, free office space, and access to funding and media. • Please continue to submit updates through the alumni portal!

carroll school Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Bart Joannes Welten, MBA’85, and wife Pauline recently moved from the Netherlands to Singapore, where Bart is now CFO of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals. The company is a joint venture between DSM NV (Netherlands) and Sinochem (China), with operations worldwide. • Joseph Padula, MBA’98, was among the winners of Providence Business News’s annual 40 Under Forty competition, which honors young professionals who are committed to making a difference through career and community involvement. Joseph is EVP of commercial insurance sales and management at Gencorp Insurance in East Greenwich, RI. • Gregory Chin, MS’04, is now a managing director in the Boston office of Duff & Phelps, an independent financial advisory and investment banking firm, in its due diligence practice. Greg, a CPA, joined Duff & Phelps in July from the Boston office of FTI Consulting, where he also provided due diligence services.

connell school Cushing Hall, Room 201 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In October, Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, MS’87, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Elizabeth, who is an associate professor at Villanova University College of Nursing, was applauded for her leadership in nursing and her advocacy for vulnerable children; her research interests include the interrelationships among various forms of electronic aggression such as cyberbullying and sexting. Elizabeth is an alumna of Vanderbilt University and holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

gsas McGuinn Hall, Room 221-A Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 617-552-3265 In September, novelist, playwright, and shortstory writer Bob Begeibing, MA’70, appeared at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter, NH, to celebrate the rerelease of his historical novel, The Strange Death of Mistress Coffin (University Press of New England). The story of the first murder in Exeter, the book is part of a trilogy set in New England, and it has now been optioned for a film. Bob is a professor emeritus at Southern New Hampshire University, where he was the

founding director of the Low-Residency MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction Program. He now looks forward to the publication of a new book based on the life and work of painter J.M.W. Turner, scheduled to appear next spring. • Brahm Callahan, MA’09, wine director at Boston’s Grill 23 & Bar, was crowned the first winner of the Antinori Sommelier Challenge, presented by Sommelier Journal at Bar Boulud in New York City in August—and in September, Brahm married Sally Howard in Rhode Island.

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gssw McGuinn Hall, Room 123 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Samuel Martin, MSW’96, was appointed executive director of Worcester Youth Center in Massachusetts. Samuel was previously senior program manager at Commonwealth Corporation in Boston, where he provided policy and program guidance to support the Workforce Investment Act Youth Program. He also served as director of community services and founded a youth development program at the Whittier Street Health Center in Roxbury. Samuel is a board member of the Massachusetts Network of Foster Care Alumni. • Pat Cawley, MSW’82, has been named Social Worker of the Year for 2012 by the Miami chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Since 1997, Pat has held various positions, including chief operating officer and clinical director, at Camillus House and Camillus Health Concern in Miami. She established the Camillus Life Center (now the Camillus House Institute of Social and Personal Adjustment), as a state-licensed residential treatment program for people who are homeless and suffer from a mental illness and/or an addiction. The Massachusetts native now plans to return home to join Duffy Health Center on Cape Cod. • One of GSSW’s globe-trotting alumni is Colleen Fitzgerald, MSW’11, who is a psychosocial program manager with International Medical Corps in Libya. As a GSSW student in the Global Practice concentration, Colleen did her final semester internship with International Medical Corps in Jordan in the community mental health program. Read an interview with Colleen about her life in Libya, the country’s mental health needs, and how Libyan children have been affected by the conflict at http:// • GSSW wishes all the best to Dick Rowland, associate professor, and Regina O’Grady-LeShane, associate dean of academic and student services, as they retire after 20 and 27 years, respectively. We thank them for their many contributions to GSSW and the social work profession! Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Michelle Sterk Barrett, MA’96, is the new director of the Donelan Office of CommunityBased Learning at the College of the Holy Cross. Michelle has served in a number of roles in academic administration throughout her career, including as assistant director of BC’s PULSE Program for Service Learning from 1999 to 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Villanova University and is currently completing her doctorate in higher education administration from UMass Boston. • In July 2011, Tara Mahoney, MA’05, married John Copeland, MA’05. Both earned degrees from the Lynch School in counseling psychology. Tara works part-time for South Shore Mental Health in Quincy and has a private practice in Braintree, and John works at MCI-Framingham, where he is the lead clinician on a new mental health unit in the prison.

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wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290 William Sylvester Noonan ’84 has authored a new book, This Is Not Your Father’s Democratic Party. It is described as “a lively and humorous historical analysis of the Democratic Party as told by a lifelong liberal with close ties to the Kennedy family.” William is also the author, with Robert Huber, of Forever Young: My Friendship with John F. Kennedy, Jr. (Viking, 2006). • I met Annette E. Dietel ’63 at St. John Chrysostom after Mass on the eve of the Assumption. We plan to get together later this fall.

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Joseph I. Quinn ’49 of Taunton on July 15, 2012.



Nicholas J. Fiumara ’34 of Belmont on June 29, 2012.

Barbara A. Connors ’50 of South Hamilton on June 15, 2012.

Denis F. Mehigan ’36 of Bradenton, FL, on August 12, 2012.

William F. Kerwin ’50 of Bourne, formerly of Norwell, Falmouth, and Naples, FL, on June 30, 2012.

Paul J. Cunniff ’38 of Lutz, FL, formerly of Boston, on July 5, 2012. Paul V. Mulkern ’38, MSW’40, of Milton on July 10, 2012.

1940s Walter R. Boehner ’40 of Silver Spring, MD, and Boston on July 20, 2012. George V. Gallagher, Esq., ’40 of Palos Park, IL, on August 21, 2012. Genevieve Kunkel, SSND, MA’40, of Baltimore, MD, on August 6, 2012. John Murray Lyons ’40 of Needham Heights on March 27, 2011. Daniel L. McCue Jr. ’40 of Rochester, NY, on August 31, 2012. Sherman J. Rogan, Esq., ’40 of Reading on July 28, 2012. James J. Ryan ’40, MS’42, of Needham on August 4, 2012. Charles I. Sheehy ’40 of Braintree on August 10, 2012.

William R. Mulvey ’50, MBA’65, of Davenport, IA, on February 15, 2012. Kenneth J. Sleyman ’50 of Centreville, VA, on September 13, 2012. Joseph A. Tosney, Esq., JD’50, of West Newton on August 3, 2012.

Robert W. Amiro ’57 of Westborough, formerly of Boston, Framingham, Franklin, and Milford, on July 28, 2012.

Walter J. Connelly, Esq., ’51, JD’57, of Milton on September 5, 2012.

Edward F. Coakley ’57 of Wellesley Hills and New Seabury on July 18, 2012.

Malcolm W. Connor ’51 of Danvers; Georgetown, ME; and Port Saint Lucie, FL, on July 14, 2012.

James H. McCarthy ’57, MA’59, STL’65, of Medford on September 4, 2012.

Paul L. Delaney ’51 of Woburn on February 10, 2012. William J. Jenkins ’51 of Peabody, formerly of Boston, on June 21, 2012. Maurice J. Moroney Jr. ’51 of South Hamilton on March 15, 2012. John J. Norman, Esq., JD’51, of Vienna, VA, on October 14, 2011.

Paul J. Stamatos ’51 of Jamaica Plain on August 6, 2012.

Robert E. Foley Sr. ’44 of Rockland on September 15, 2012.

Jeanne D’Arc Chartier ’52 of New Britain, CT, on August 27, 2012.

Vincent Catalogna ’45 of West Somerville on August 2, 2012.

Robert F. Desmond ’52 of Scottsdale, AZ, on June 14, 2012.

Dougald C. MacGillivray ’45 of Danvers on August 5, 2012.

Daniel J. Griffin ’52 of West Palm Beach, FL, on August 29, 2012.

Harry R. Barker Jr. ’48 of Bedford on June 21, 2012.

Kenneth J. Wells, Esq., ’52, JD’55, of Crofton, MD, on July 24, 2012.

Nicholas P. Arenella, Esq., JD’49, of Centerville, formerly of Waban, on August 20, 2012.

Richard G. Lind ’55 of Wellesley Hills on August 16, 2012.

Normand R. V. Bernard, MA’57, PhD’61, of Burke, VA, on June 19, 2012.

John J. Brennan ’42 of Plymouth on August 12, 2012.

Joseph A. Thibault ’48 of Emerson, NJ, on October 21, 2011.

Marie Houlihan Carey ’55 of Apple Valley, CA, formerly of Worcester, on August 7, 2012.

Thomas P. Chatalbash ’51 of Sherborn on January 3, 2012.

Frank V. Shellenback Sr. ’51 of Lake Barrington, IL, on June 26, 2012.

Albert F. Hurley Jr. ’48 of Sandy Springs, GA, formerly of Brockton, on June 22, 2012.

Francis E. Stretton ’54, MS’56, of Fort Collins, CO, on July 30, 2012.

Rita W. Uzdawinis ’55, MS’68, of Boston on August 26, 2012.

Christine Marie Sullivan, MSW’40, of Harvard on July 17, 2012.

Henry T. Burke, Esq., ’48, MS’50, of Barrington, RI, on August 1, 2012.

Richard G. Kreinsen ’54 of Washington DC on August 24, 2012.

Thomas A. O’Neil ’57 of Natick on August 20, 2012. Connie Hanley Smith NC’57 of Waccabuc, NY, on August 30, 2012. Marguerite Graham Stevenson WCAS’57 of Green Harbor on September 19, 2012. Lois Powers Conley ’58 of Alexandria, VA, on June 27, 2012. Richard D. Creed ’58 of Arlington, VA, on July 31, 2012. Yeechun Helen Kuo, MEd’58, of Sterling, VA, on June 25, 2012. Kathleen McDonnell Miller ’58 of Wellesley on July 27, 2012. Edward J. Ray Jr., MEd’58, of Mebane, NC, on February 7, 2012. John E. Bonner ’59 of Colonial Heights, VA, on July 10, 2012. James L. Burns Jr. ’59 of Boston and Quechee, VT, on December 24, 2011. John J. Mitchell, Esq., JD’59, of Clinton on July 2, 2012.

John M. Hayes Jr. ’53 of Norwood on August 6, 2012.


Stephen T. Hefferan ’53 of Norwood on September 10, 2012.

Jerome Coll, SJ, STL’60, of Philadelphia, PA, on February 15, 2012.

Paul N. Sinesi ’53 of Naples, FL, on July 5, 2012. Margaret Leroy Cuckovich ’54 of Rochester, NY, on July 19, 2012. Philip M. Dillon Jr. ’54 of Brooklyn, NY, on March 31, 2012.

Thomas W. Maguire ’60 of Dover on July 31, 2012. Jean Molloy Pagliuca ’60 of Roslindale on March 14, 2012. Carroll E. Dubuc, Esq., JD’62, of Falls Church, VA, on August 19, 2012. Alice L. Murray, MEd’62, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, on August 31, 2012. Joseph J. Alekshun, Esq., JD’63, of Redondo Beach, CA, on June 28, 2012. Thomas L. Gosselin ’63 of Naples, FL, on June 27, 2012. Patrick D. Kelley ’63 of Lowell on July 11, 2012. John F. Prendergast ’63 of Somerville on May 15, 2012. Kenneth A. Zak ’63 of Clinton, CT, on July 15, 2012. Patricia Burns, FDNSC, MS’64, of Bellmawr, NJ, on May 31, 2012. Vincent J. Donndelinger, MA’64, of West Bridgewater on June 24, 2012. Jeanne Brennick Hennessey ’64 of Billerica, formerly of Medford, on April 1, 2011. Joseph F. Turnbull ’64 of Wareham, formerly of Wayland, on June 30, 2012. Paul A. Chisholm ’65 of Melrose on June 29, 2012. Thomas J. Gordon ’65, MEd’66, PhD’70, of Quincy on July 17, 2012. Francis J. Kelly WCAS’65 of Wakefield on March 2, 2012. Thomas P. McCormack ’65, MA’68, MDiv’71, of North Weymouth, formerly of West Roxbury, on July 5, 2012. Angelene Marie Rocha, RSD, MEd’65, of East Providence, RI, on December 6, 2011. Richard M. Connors ’66, MEd’67, of Dedham on May 9, 2012. Kathleen N. Cummins, MAT’66, of Asheville, NC, on April 13, 2012. Marion T. Farrell ’66 of Rocky Point, NY, on July 11, 2012. Robert A. Andreotti, DEd’67, of Westerly, RI, on July 8, 2012.

William F. Kelly ’60 of Kilmarnock, VA, on June 19, 2012.

John Leonard Carr ’67, MA’70, of Swampscott on March 12, 2011.

Ursula Kent Lanigan NC’60, MPH’73, of Jamaica Plain on August 19, 2012.

Mary Harrington Patenaude ’67 of Pomfret, CT, on August 19, 2012.

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Richard D. Armstrong, Esq., ’68, JD’72, of Milton on September 21, 2012. William J. DiSciullo ’68 of Needham on September 22, 2012. Richard L. Duffy, MBA’68, of Winchester on August 24, 2012. Mary McRae Robinson ’68 of Cotuit on June 24, 2012.

Arthur G. Carlock, Esq., ’76 of West Orange, NJ, on May 7, 2012. Michael G. McGlynn ’76 of Morris Plains, NJ, on August 2, 2012. Christopher R. Wiggin ’76 of Copenhagen, Denmark, on January 24, 2011.

Joseph A. Sullivan ’68 of San Marcos, CA, on June 30, 2012.

William J. Osthoff ’77 of Birmingham, AL, on June 28, 2012.

Richard A. DeMello ’69 of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Dighton, on July 5, 2012.

Michael Steven Villeneuve, Esq., JD’77, of Newport Beach, CA, on September 19, 2012.

Jacqueline G. Lemieux, SUSC, WCAS’69 of Pawtucket, RI, on July 13, 2012.

Salvatore Guardione ’79 of Canton on September 18, 2012.

Gerald R. Trombley ’69, MEd’70, of Northborough on June 19, 2012. Patricia Finnerty Weiss ’69 of Chapel Hill, NC, on July 2, 2012.

1970s De Lellis Albert, OSF, ’71 of St. Francis, WI, on February 18, 2012. Kathleen Torrance Burgess NC’71 of Hanover, formerly of Camp Hill, PA, on July 6, 2012. Jeffrey J. Granski ’71 of Newton and Chatham on September 16, 2012. Kenneth E. Jacobson WCAS’71 of East Greenwich, RI, on July 1, 2012. Alice Rao Lassiter, MAT’71, of Olney, MD, on June 24, 2012. Robert F. Lucey ’71 of Narragansett, RI, on August 31, 2012. Paul T. Rauen, MEd’71, of Yardley, PA, on June 21, 2012. Jacinth Ivie Black, MSW’72, of Midland, MI, on July 8, 2012. Lelette Lucozzi Boccuzzi ’72 of Beverly, formerly of Stoneham, on September 3, 2012. Dorothy A. Paquette WCAS’73 of Westfield on July 19, 2012. John C. Arnold ’74 of Arlington on October 19, 2011. Margaret Jacques ’74 of Moneta, VA, on May 23, 2012. Mark E. Santonelli ’74, MA’76, of Worcester on July 1, 2012. Eileen M. McCrossan ’75 of Westford, formerly of Somerville, on July 22, 2012. David M. O’Connor, Esq., JD’75, of Alexandria, VA, formerly of Fitchburg, on June 11, 2012.

1980s Elizabeth A. Jordan ’80 of Annapolis, MD, on July 8, 2012. Margaret Gasnick, MS’81, of Newton on August 7, 2012. Selma F. Nisson ’84 of Newtonville on August 6, 2012. Patricia L. Mahoney ’85 of Raleigh, NC, on July 31, 2012. Donald Faulkner Dickey, Esq., JD’86, of West Lebanon, NH, on May 8, 2012. Antonie J. Parmenter, MSW’87, of West Newton on July 30, 2012. Lisa J. Ciarametaro ’88 of Peabody on July 19, 2012.

1990s Margaret M. Treseler WCAS’91 of West Roxbury on August 9, 2012. David P. Morris ’95, MA’99, of Allston, formerly of Milford, on September 21, 2012.

boston college community deaths Robert T. Caggiano, of Chelsea, stationary engineer from 1951 to 1995, on August 17, 2012, at age 78. He is survived by his wife, Annelies; children Brenda, Susan Marie, Robert M., and Thomas; and grandchildren Abigail, Nicholas, Rebecca, and Erika. John Edward Cawthorne, of Brookline, faculty member in the Lynch School of Education since 1989 and associate dean for students and outreach from 1998 until 2011, on August 14, 2012, at age 70. He is survived by his wife, Lori; children Malcolm, Langston, and Maya, and their mother, LaVerne; siblings Elsa and Herbert; and grandchildren Mariah, Nia, and Isabella. M. Malin Craig, RSCJ, of Albany, NY, Newton College board of trustees member from 1969 to 1971, on August 20, 2012, at age 92. She is survived by her sisters Mrs. William J. Boyle and Constance Anne Craig, SHCJ, and brothers Francis and Michael. Ruth-Ann Harris, of Jamaica Plain, adjunct professor of Irish Studies from 1994 to 2012, on September 5, 2012, at age 76. She is survived by her husband, John; children Catherine, Dorothy, and Rees; and eight grandchildren. Daniel McCue Jr. ’40, P’77, ’78, ’79, of Rochester, NY, professor of English from 1953 to 1988, on August 31, 2012, at age 94. He is survived by his children Caroline, Daniel III, and Elizabeth; grandchildren Aaron, Sean, Christopher, David, Patricia, Michael, Jeffrey, Steven, and Thomas; and siblings Jeannette, Joseph, Richard, and Eugene. Anne Dhu McLucas, of Eugene, OR, chair of the music department from 1988 to 1992, on September 7, 2012, at age 71. She is survived by her sister, Caye; son, Jacob; and three grandchildren. Frank J. Umbro, of Roslindale, security guard at the McMullen Museum from 2001 to 2012, on July 13, 2012, at age 74. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; children Lisa and Michael; and grandchildren Analise, Steven, Alexander, Michael, Dominic, and Nicholas.

John Tessel WCAS’96 of Newton, formerly of Worcester, on May 3, 2012. Efstathia Stathakis, MEd’98, of Athens, Greece, in September 2012.

2000s Sheryl Jaynes-Andrews, PhD’02, of Edgartown on April 30, 2012. Rocco C. DePace WCAS’03, MS’06, of Dallas, TX, formerly of Boston, on June 5, 2012.

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

2010s Scott D. Schultz ’11 of Studio City, CA, on July 30, 2012.

Compassionate Care How Financial Aid Made My BC Dream Come True by megan kane ’13 No matter what your personal gifts or interests might be, you can find a way to serve. That principle has helped guide me ever since. Through PULSE, I have worked with HIV/AIDS patients who are homeless and attempting to recover from drug and alcohol abuse. It was difficult, exhilarating, and sometimes sad— and I loved it. Another semester, I volunteered in St. Francis House’s foot clinic. I would wash people’s feet and give them clean socks, and I learned so much from those patients.

The simple act of providing compassionate and valuable care for people who have so little meant so much to them. That’s what I love about nursing: It’s purposeful, and it’s concrete. You are solving problems and working toward a goal. And you’re helping people heal. When I graduate in May, I hope to care for either trauma or burn patients. Thanks to Boston College, I know what my interests are and where my gifts lie. Thanks to BC’s generous donors, I am now ready to be a nurse.

Connell School student Megan Kane ’13 in Cushing Hall’s nursing simulation lab



ven before I first stepped foot on Boston College’s beautiful campus, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I wanted an outstanding nursing school, and I was so excited by all BC had to offer. But I thought this University was out of my reach—and without financial aid, it would have been. I’ve grown so much during my four years at the Heights, through my classes and through the ­opp­­ortunities I’ve had working with underprivileged populations in Boston. As a freshman, I entered the PULSE Program for Service Learning, and that experience has shaped everything I’ve done since. Our philosophy and theology studies illuminated the ideal of service:

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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 essential support for undergraduate financial aid so that current and future students may benefit from the BC experience.

news briefs uPops Sets Record—The BC community celebrated the Pops on the Heights Scholarship Gala in style by raising a record-breaking $3.3 million for financial aid. More than 800 Pops Scholarships have been awarded and $21 million has been generated since its founding in 1993 by late University Trustee James F. Cleary ’50, H’93. The 20th anniversary concert chaired by Cyndy and John Fish, P’13, on Sept. 28 drew more than 6,000, who were entertained by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with special guest Harry Connick, Jr. uNeed-Blind Promise—Today Boston College is one of only 21 private institutions that maintain a “need-blind” admission policy and then meet students’ full demonstrated financial need. BC remains committed to this gold standard of admitting students based solely on their talents—funding $90 million in need-based scholarships and grants to maintain this pledge. Guaranteeing the BC experience through financial aid is more important than ever now that seven in 10 BC undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

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Financial aid made Boston College a reality for me. I’m grateful to those who supported my BC experience— and it’s important to me to help ensure that others have the same educational opportunities.”

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every gift matters Read Megan’s story, and learn more about Boston College’s commitment to financial aid in this issue’s Light the World campaign section.

Your gifts will help our students to develop theirs. Megan Kane ’13 will graduate as a skilled and compassionate nurse committed to aiding the homeless and others underserved in our communities. Her Boston College story is one of thousands— and none of them could be told without you. Please give to financial aid. Invest in the promise of our students and in their ability to create a better tomorrow.

Above: Senior Megan Kane, pictured in the nursing simulation lab in Cushing Hall, is among the 70 percent of Boston College undergraduates who receive some form of financial aid to help make their BC experiences possible. Photograph: Gary Wayne Gilbert

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