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boston college spring 2012

MAGAZINE

Family reunion From a memoir by Steve Pemberton ’89


Table of Contents

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

1970s 1980s 1990s

2000s 2010s Graduate schools

6 Alumni Profile: Carlo Geromini ’51, P’79 16 Alumni Profile: Kathleen Hickey Barrie NC’72, P’98 24 Alumni Profile: Natalina Depina ’03 27 Obituaries 29 Light the World Campaign News


news&notes Welcome to the New Cadigan Alumni Center! The Cadigan Alumni Center, a newly renovated building on the Brighton Campus, is now the home of the BC Alumni Association and University advancement team. Eagles visiting the Heights are welcome to drop by the center to reserve office space, catch up on the latest BC news, or enjoy a social visit. The building features a sunlit atrium and ample conference spaces that can be reserved by alumni for BC volunteer meetings, seminars, and receptions.

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Join us for the Cadigan Alumni Center open house this fall—details to come!

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20th Anniversary Pops on the Heights!

The University’s 150th anniversary celebration will officially begin with this 4 p.m. Mass at Fenway Park in Boston. For more, visit www.bc.edu/150.

BC tradition brings the world-famous Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Conte Forum for an evening of melodies and memories. The unofficial kickoff to Parents’ Weekend is open to the public. Purchase tickets or a table at www.bc.edu/pops.

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Cadigan Alumni Center Open House Stay tuned for more details. Visit www.bc.edu/ alumnicenter.

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BC NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

I’m going to take some summer classes and then get my driver’s license and go on a road trip!” —Yoshika Wason ’15

The Heights is hopping in the summer! After graduation is over and the U-Hauls head home, the campus stays busy through the season. Young athletes—from kindergarten to college age—pour in to Chestnut Hill for clinics and camps in soccer, football, hockey, lacrosse, and more. High school juniors get a taste of college life through the Boston College Experience. Waves of incoming freshmen arrive for orientation. And, of course, the work of the University continues in

summer classes, academic institutes and conferences, and research projects that keep the labs and libraries humming.

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I’ll be doing a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, working on developing an HIVAIDS vaccine.” —Patrick Wong ’12 www.bc.edu/alumni

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A BC Summer

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A Soaring Success!

April’s 7th Annual National Day of Service brought together hundreds of Eagles from coast to coast to give back to community projects in their own backyards. Here at the Heights, alumni made the first-ever BC Alumni Association Food Drive a huge success, restocking the shelves of three Massachusetts food pantries. Chapter-sponsored activities included providing legal services to new U.S. citizens in Dallas; cleaning up areas in Newport Beach, Calif.; tutoring elementary students in Atlanta; helping the Sisters of Mercy operate the Good Cause Thrift Shop in Standish, Maine; and many more creative projects that made a difference in communities all across the country.


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Boston College Alumni Association classnotes@bc.edu Boston College Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Congratulations and best wishes to centenarians Grayce and Clarence Dwyer ’35, who celebrated 71 years of marriage this past Valentine’s Day! Grayce and Clarence are residents of Madison, NJ, where they still live in their own home, although they now require some help from aides to get around. Clarence, a former accountant for construction companies, grew up in Southie. He served as an altar boy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, attended a Catholic high school, and considered studying for the priesthood before entering Boston College. Grayce grew up in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn and worked as a secretary in the guidance office at a Catholic high school. The Dwyers have 4 children, 17 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. • We are greatly saddened to report that the Class of ’35 has lost Walter Sullivan, who died on St. Patrick’s Day. Walter’s daughter, Marie (Sullivan) Cox writes: “Is there such a thing as a Quadruple Eagle? If so, Walter Sullivan would qualify: he was a 1931 graduate of BC High School, and he earned a BA in 1935, an MA in history in 1940, and a JD in 1947 from Boston College. He often regaled us with fond memories of his years at BC, where he made lifelong friends: Ed Sullivan ’35; Dan Holland ’35, JD’44; and Jim McDonough ’35, H’77, to name but a few. As an undergraduate, Walter sang in the glee club and was a trumpeter in the BC marching band. For many decades, he had season tickets on the 50-yard line in Alumni Stadium, where we three children accompanied him on many a football Saturday and where, much later, his grandchildren Doug Sullivan ’90 and Jeanne Cox Connon ’91 would visit him and Katie (his wife, our

mother) at halftime. My two brothers were also BC grads: Bob ’63, JD’66, and Dick ’71. Walter was a former teacher in the Framingham School system, a Navy veteran of World War II, and a retired attorney, who often attributed much of his success to his education at Boston College, a school he dearly loved. He’ll be raised up ‘On Eagles’ Wings’ on March 22 as we bid him a final farewell.”

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Correspondent: William M. Hogan Jr. Brookhaven, A-305 Lexington, MA 02421; 781-863-1998 On April 14, your correspondent, Bill Hogan, enjoyed a very special celebration of his 100th birthday. In a happy coincidence, Fenway Park also marked its centennial during the same week, and Bill was invited to throw out the first ball for the Red Sox game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon. Bill’s entire family—his children, William M. Hogan III ’63, Katheryn Mullaney NC’68, Leigh Paul Hogan JD’81, and Linda O’Connor, as well as his 13 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren—were all there to cheer him on. Congratulations and all best wishes, Bill!

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Correspondent: John D. Donovan jddboppa@graber.org 12 Wessonville Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-4782 Greetings once again. Lucky us! • Unfortunately, the only class news we have is the death of Joseph Sammartino, MEd’40, of Scituate on January 12. Joe was always an active man in our college days, in the Navy, and in the business world. The New England Kiwanis and the Greater Boston and Scituate business worlds will miss him—as will we. Our

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sympathy and prayers are extended to his family. • This sad news is not just the loss of Joe but the gradual loss of our memories. Let’s test this loss. Try to think back some 74 years to the spring semester of our junior class year in 1938. OK? Question 1: What was the name of the lovely girl who agreed to be your date at our Class of 1939 junior prom at the Statler Hotel in Boston? Question 2: What was the name of the Jesuit philosopher who challenged your intelligence in the oral exam that year—questions regarding logic, epistemology, ontology, and cosmology? Good luck! I tried but flunked. My answer was “I dunno.” I hope you did better. Of course we are sometimes better in math. All of our 16 Class of ’39 survivors are still hanging around enjoying their ages of 49 or 59. Wait a minute, mea culpa, I just made a reversenumbers mistake regarding age. Excuse me, but this mistake will bring back happy memories of our middle-age years. • Peace.

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Correspondent: Sherman Rogan 34 Oak Street Reading, MA 01867

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Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082 Greetings to all my classmates of 1941. As I write this column, I can’t help but remark that we have almost made it through a snowfree winter here in the Boston area. So let’s move on in good cheer to an early spring and welcome the season of baseball. Let’s hope the Red Sox have a good year and that 2012 brings the team much success. • Wishing the Class of 1941 peace, good health, and God’s continued blessings. AMDG.

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Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald johnfitz85@verizon.net 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136-3807; 617-364-2309 Hello out there. Is anyone listening? I have zero news, good or bad, from classmates. However, the Alumni Office sent sad news. Our classmate Fr. Richard O’Halloran passed away this past November in Los Banos, CA. After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Fr. Richard entered St. John’s Seminary and was ordained in 1951 in Rome. After serving in the Boston Archdiocese into the 1960s, he requested and was granted a transfer to the Diocese of Monterey, CA, to be near his seriously ill mother. He ended up staying there. He will be remembered in our memorial


Mass in June. May he rest in the peace of Christ. • I do have a happy event taking place on May 21: Commencement at Boston College. My granddaughter Carolyn McCrosson (daughter of Mary Fitzgerald McCrosson ’76) is receiving her degree. Also, Michael Joyce, the son of Brian Joyce ’84 and the grandson of our Gerry Joyce, will be doing the same. Being something of a romantic, I imagine them remembering that we were observing the 70th anniversary of our commencement on the day that they were having theirs. We left a small college staffed by our dedicated Jesuits, with their Ratio Studiorum, to enter abruptly into a world in international conflict. We were posted to the four corners of the globe. By our first reunion in 1947, most of us were back in civilian life, starting careers or getting further education. Sadly, we lost nine classmates at various battle sites. I am extremely proud of my classmates. They made the transition and soon established themselves as leaders in many fields, including law, medicine, business, religion, and the military—and even the Alumni Association. Our grandchildren are leaving a university that is renowned as an institution of learning and research. We are happy that they have benefited from our support and dedication to Boston College. We are hopeful that they carry the torch high and remember that we do what do AMDG. • As you know, Reunion is fast approaching! I hope to see you there June 1–3.

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

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Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby kirbyjerry@aol.com PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 As I write, it is March, and we have had an almost snowless winter. And that’s fine with most of us, who find it difficult enough to maneuver ourselves and our cars around on completely dry sidewalks and streets. The weatherman says that even if we get a storm in March, the sun is now strong enough to melt any snow quickly—that’s good news too. • I am still slogging away at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement on Thursdays. I am taking Ancient Cities in the morning session and Ethical Dilemmas in the afternoon. Both are very interesting and compelling, all of which makes Thursdays the most stimulating day of my week. I’m sure that at 90, I am the oldest one in either class, which does not bother me a bit. And speaking of age, I would imagine that 2012 would be the year of very significant birthdays for many in the class. If it is your big year, please let us know so we can all wish you a happy birthday. • And now in March we are getting deeply into the season of Lent. As I understand it, we all have to obey the laws of abstinence. But since we are all over the age of 54, the laws of fasting no longer apply. And

it’s been a long time since any of us were 54. I am afraid my seriousness about all these rules was compromised when the thenCardinal Cushing ’17 announced that none of the Lenten rules would apply on Saint Patrick’s Day. But Lent has always been a sad time of self-denial and penance. • And I guess it is appropriate and so very sad to tell you that our class has been diminished yet again, this time by the disappearance from our midst of six classmates: our dear friends Edward Donovan, Stephen Lopez, Cornelius Murphy, Alfred Naddaff, Robert D. Sullivan, and Walter Welch MS’48. How very, very sad. The miracle and promise of Easter Sunday perhaps makes it more possible for their families and us to endure. • Peace.

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Correspondent: David Hern hernfern@juno.com 40 Landseer Street West Roxbury, MA 02132-2915; 617-325-6827 The Alumni Office reports the death of John O’Neil, MS’48, on January 13 in Summerville, SC. John traveled extensively, first during his World War II military service and later in his professional career as a chemical engineer. The class extends its condolences to John’s family, as well as to the family of George Greene Jr. of Lynnfield, who passed away on January 25. George left BC to serve in the Navy during World War II and went on to a 37-year career as a Boston police officer, retiring as a captain. • There was a strong BC turnout, headed by Donald Monan, SJ, H’96, for the funeral in early January of Lou Sorgi, our former class president and correspondent. Among classmates at the wake and/or Mass were Paul Paget MSW’49, Jack McCarthy, John Greenler, Tom Loftus, Buddy Graustein, and Dave Hern. Apologies to anyone I missed. • Rita and Paul Dawson of Sagamore Beach, who have enjoyed many trips abroad over the years, are considering a cruise this fall. Paul taught for many years in the Cambridge school system. He has kept in touch with Anthony Bruno, MA’47, another longtime Cambridge teacher who, with wife Mary, has a condo in Revere that Paul says has a great ocean view. • Tom Loftus, a Boston schools retiree, spent four winter weeks in Florida and then rushed home to perform his duties as chairman of voter registration in Nahant. He continues to counter trends. He’s aware that many friends in his age group have stopped driving altogether. “But I bought a new Lincoln on Labor Day, and I love it,” he reports. He hasn’t quite mastered all the controls; he was cruising along on a warm day and accidentally triggered the seat heater. “It was hot and I couldn’t find the switch. I was in traffic and couldn’t pull over.” It was certainly a memorable experience. Tom drives through Boston for monthly lunches with former Dorchester friends and neighbors, as well as for affairs at a Vets post in Dorchester.

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Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168 www.bc.edu/alumni

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Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley timothycbuckley@yahoo.com 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773 Our annual class Mass and luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 24. This event will be in conjunction with the classes of the 1940s. The Class of 1949 will be hosting the event. • Paul J. Ryan of Waltham died on October 14, 2011. • Millicent C. Hogan, the wife of our classmate Jim Hogan, died in March. She and Jim attended many of our class luncheons. She was a graduate of Wellesley College and an opera enthusiast.

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Correspondent: John J. Carney jjc1949@bc.edu 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 I am writing these notes on a gray Friday near the end of a very mild February, and I bring you sad news: Our classmate Fr. William “Bill” Burckhart passed away on February 15, and I attended his funeral along with more than 60 members of the priesthood and several hundred of his friends and associates in the clergy and in the church communities where he served so faithfully for more than 57 years. St. Margaret Mary Church in Westwood was crowded with many of the men he had helped in his days as director of the Archdiocese Permanent Diaconate between 1972 and 1979. Fr. Bill used to serve as celebrant or co-celebrant with Paul McCarty, SJ, STL’61, at our annual memorial Mass for deceased members of the Class of 1949. Paula and Peter Rogerson braved the cold to attend the funeral. Ernie Ciampa visited Fr. Bill at Regina Cleri during his final illness but was unable to attend the funeral; several other classmates left messages in the book of remembrance. Fr. Bill will be sorely missed at our class Mass in May. • Bob Crane and many BC friends were prominent in funeral services for the former mayor of Boston, Kevin H. White, JD’55, H’80. Bob delivered a very touching reminiscence of his longtime friend. • I received notice that Barbara and Joe Cotter have relocated from Maine to Hingham. We all hope to see them more often at BC events. • Please send me more news for class notes.

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Correspondent: Ed Brady edbrady1950@hotmail.com 27 Lane Drive Norwood, MA 02062; 781-762-2889 The U.S. Army Yankee Division Veterans Association paid honor to our classmate, the late John Dewire, for his World War II service. Also, at its annual meeting in February, our board of directors passed a resolution recognizing John for his many years of


class notes superior service. John served on the board and as class correspondent for more than 30 years. • We received word from Pamela (Ellison) McLendon ’74 that her father, Alfred Ellison, had passed away in January in Raleigh, NC. For more details about Alfred, we urge classmates to refer to his autobiography in the Boston College Class of 1950 Fiftieth Anniversary Yearbook of May 2000. He was a tried and true son of his alma mater. In his daughter’s words, “Alfred Harris Ellison passed away on January 21. I was with him when he died, holding his hand. He gave a great fight—beat all odds, living long with emphysema, and only started on oxygen less than a year ago. He loved his life after retirement from the Environmental Protection Agency in 1988, living in Raleigh, playing golf, and enjoying his grandchildren and his one greatgrandchild.” Pamela also reported that Alfred’s classmate and friend, Ed Donovan, attended the funeral. Ed, always quick with Irish humor, lives in Raleigh, and he served as Eucharistic minister at Alfred’s funeral. • They are not so reckless as to make any promises, but it does seem only appropriate and timely to give some transparency to our board of directors: Bill Horrigan MEd’54, president; Ed Brady, VP and class

correspondent; Gerard Daly, treasurer and Activities Committee member; Jack Farrell, secretary; and Fr. Joe Duffy MA’51, STL’58, spiritual advisor. Other board members are Ted Quinn, Brendan Fleming MA’53, Bill Logue, Joseph Francis Casey MBA’72 (Scituate), John Bernard Casey (West Roxbury), and Paul Fay. • If you would like to play some golf with your classmates and have not already spoken with Gerry Daly, call him right away at 508-760-3969 regarding our annual golf outing. No matter how you slice it, time is running out! • There’s someone out there who wants to hear from you. Send your new class correspondent some words. He’ll see to it that they are heard.

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Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 Alas, I have not heard any news recently. Winter has been “news” for those of us who do not flee to warmer climes in winter months! • Please be in touch.

a legacy continues BOSTON COLLEGE MOURNS THE PASSING OF DEAR FRIEND DR. JAMES F. CLEARY ’50, H’93, P’84, ’89. HIS SERVICE TO THIS UNIVERSITY MADE AN EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT, WHICH WILL BE FELT FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

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class participation goal: 198 Correspondent: James Derba jjderba@aol.com Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502 Now retired, Joe Cahill was plant manager at Raytheon’s Portsmouth, RI, plant. He had also spent time with GE Apollo’s support division. Joe is a past president of the Navy League and of the Veteran and Business Men’s Club. He resides in Ormond Beach, FL. • Jack Sanderson and Bill Hickey, JD’57, are both living at Linden Ponds in Hingham. Jack recently became a Triple Eagle: an alumnus of Boston College High and BC, he is now a retired colonel—Eagle—after 60 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Maurice Tierny, MSW’55, attended his retirement ceremony. • Also living at Linden Ponds is John Svagzdys, who kindly sent me a picture of Lloyd McDonald and our late classmates Gerry Lapierre, Fred Mauriello, Frank Tully, and Mike Pizziferri. • John Venti lives in Dedham. He is enjoying watching his grandson Chris, Class of ’12, in goal for the BC hockey team. John wrote of the passing of John E. White in October 2011. John was the comptroller at American Express. • Fr. Jim Bertelli, MA’52, now retired, is residing in Lexington and assisting at parishes in the area. • Leo Hannon of North Quincy is living in Wilmington, DE, and is active in retirement. • Greetings from Paul “Dixie” Dunbar. • Thanks for the great response from all of the above. It would be great to hear from the remaining 500-plus in the class!

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reunion year class participation goal: 212 Correspondent: Frank McGee fjamesmcgee@gmail.com 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690

Dr. Cleary served for many years on the University’s Development Committee, and his innovations included the Pops on the Heights scholarship gala, which he founded and chaired, as well as the Fides and President’s Circle societies. In 2000, BC established the annual James F. Cleary Masters Award to honor the fundraising volunteer who best exemplifies the creativity, dedication, and leadership demonstrated by Dr. Cleary over the years. We will remember him always with gratitude and affection.

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Once again, it is my sad duty to report the passing of classmates: Henry Hart and Leo Stankard have left us since I wrote my last class notes. Remember Henry and Leo in your prayers. • Jim ’49 and Patricia (Chard) O’Neil report that they are the proud grandparents of a granddaughter who graduated from BC in 2011 and is now working at Barclays in New York City. • Paul Burns writes from Garden Grove, CA, that he extends his congratulations to the BC Sailing Club. • Dick Bangs writes from Winthrop that he is looking forward to our 60th anniversary. • Peter Genovese is enjoying the best of both worlds—Venice, FL, and Cape Cod. Peter says that after two successful full knee replacements, he is ready to return to “full stud status.” • Speaking of our 60th, our reunion is set for June 2 at 1:00 p.m. • By the time you read this, the Laetare Sunday Mass will have taken place on March 18. Fr. Jack Butler was slated to deliver the homily. • Regina and Tom McElroy’s son Jack has retired from the Marine Corps as a colonel and is now a pilot


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Carlo Geromini ’51, P’79

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arlo Geromini has dedicated himself to aiding others in his professional life. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he became a teacher and then principal of the school in Massachusetts’ Norfolk State Prison, creating a highly respected educational program for inmates. As he raised his family, he also served for many years as a town councillor. Now, in retirement, he is carrying forward an ancient art. With his sons and grandson, he is making awardwinning wine the way his ancestors did in Tuscany. “The recipe came over with my parents and grandparents from our homeland,” he says. Making wine connects Carlo Geromini with an ancient heritage.

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class participation goal: 165 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth jammw19@verizon.net 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 Classmate Dick Horan sent me an update on the Fr. Joseph T. Greer ’53 Endowment Fund. Book value of the fund has grown to $196,283 as of May 31, 2011. The 2011–2012 Fr. Greer Scholar is Mirabella Daguerre, a member of the Class of 2015 in the College of Arts and Sciences. • Our former class president Paul Coughlin sent in the following report on the BC Club of Cape Cod’s annual Christmas party, held on December 11, 2011, at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth. “The Class of 1953 was well represented. In attendance were Mary and Jim Livingston MBA’67, Kay and Fred Conroy JD’56, Jean and Paul Murray, Mary and Dick Farley, Barbara and Austin Smith, Paul Coughlin, and Mary Parrish Bacon. Four of our group took home prizes: Mary Livingston, Mary Farley, Barbara Smith, and Paul Coughlin. A good time was had by all.” • Our classmate Rev. Thomas J. Fleming, formerly of Brookline, passed away in Boston at the Regina Cleri Residence on December 23, 2011. His funeral was concelebrated on December 29 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church with the Most Rev. Robert Hennessey, auxiliary bishop of Boston, as the principal celebrant. Classmates Msgr. Paul Ryan and Fr. Larry Drennan joined other clergy at the altar. • Our class treasurer for more than 50 years, James A. Lynch Jr. of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by his family on December 16, 2011, after a period of declining health. He leaves his wife, Eileen (MacVarish), to whom he was married for 56 years. Former chairman of the GarrettLynch Insurance Agency in Somerville, he was also a “federally recognized” brigadier general in the U.S. Army, a retired major general of the Massachusetts National Guard, and a past captain commander of the Ancient

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for Continental Airlines. • My son Patrick continues to serve as a Navy SEAL, Frank is a director at Credit Suisse in New York, and Robert is a manager of a school for troubled youth in San Francisco. • I have just learned of the deaths in March of Frank McDermott and John “Jack” O’Connor, MS’53. Frank was an outstanding trial lawyer. He married Dorothy in 1957, and they had six children. Frank served on the Town of Milton Personnel Board for 25 years—16 as chairman—and in 1995, he was named Milton Citizen of the Year. An avid golfer, Frank has a hole-in-one and an eagle to his credit. Jack earned his MD from Boston University School of Medicine, where he went on to become a professor of anatomy, pediatrics, and radiology and also served as dean of admissions. He and wife Anne had seven children, and they were also foster parents to 40 newborn infants under the auspices of Catholic Charities of Boston. Frank and John were two wonderful men whose lives reflect the spirit of Boston College. Pray for them and their families. • Once again, I would truly appreciate any news you might have about what you are doing. Send the information along to me at the email address above.

what is your fondest bc memory? Going to Mass at St. Mary’s Chapel after walking up the hill from the Lake Street T station—a calming way to start the day.

how much can you sing of the bc fight song? All of it! I have a T-shirt printed with the words and music to all the stanzas.

in your personal life?

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I’ve been lucky as all hell. Lovely bride, kids, grandkids, great-grands—just plain lucky.

Keeping very active in retirement, with winemaking, my vegetable garden, and spending time on the Cape.

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and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on December 21 at the Church of the Incarnation in Melrose. • Boston College will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2013, and the Class of 1953 is going to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Class President Bob Willis is exploring different opportunities to celebrate this special occasion. If you have any suggestions, please let Bob know. He can be reached at mjwrww@comcast.net. Do you want to stay on campus? Travel to some place exciting? Let Bob and his committee know what you have in mind.

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class participation goal: 155 Correspondent: John Ford jrfeagle@verizon.net 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 We begin with a necrology. Since our last writing, we have lost Bob LeSaffre and Charley McGeown. Recently Lenny Matthews lost his brother Bill ’57. • Jim Harnedy wrote to say www.bc.edu/alumni

that he and his wife, Jane, who live in Down East Maine, had their latest book, Historic Churches, Synagogues, and Spiritual Places of Eastern Maine, published by The History Press. Jim says that Washington County, where he lives, is the size of Rhode Island, Delaware, and the District of Columbia combined and is served by two priests who circuit ride 10 churches. A reward of all this remoteness for Jim is being able to sit on his deck in Bucks Harbor and look out on the vessels of the local fishing fleet. • Last fall, I attended the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the BC Graduate School of Social Work with Bob Carr, MSW’61. Bob lives in Albany, and while here, he visited his brother Dick in Jamaica Plain and his cousin Fr. Robert, who has been at the Trappist abbey in Spencer, MA, for 55 years. • I have attended three BC basketball games this season, including the February game against ACC and national powerhouse Duke University. While Duke handily won after a spirited first 10 minutes, the young BC team (which includes nine freshmen) play hard, and their development is evident. Three or four of them look like legitimate Division 1 players. They are well coached by Steve Donahue, who came to BC from Cornell. • For you warm-clime


class notes people, BC won its third consecutive Beanpot tourney, defeating archrival BU. Harvard won the first Beanpot, played when we were sophomores. • I just heard from Fr. John Wallace, who continues to do mission work as a hospital chaplain in Honduras. At our annual memorial Mass we pass the hat for Fr. John’s work. Here is a quote from his email, telling how he uses the money: “Every day I spend it in so many different ways, on the sick and the poor and the desperate. Things like medicine, food, transportation, shelter, clothing. Even colostomy bags and oxygen tanks. So I become a savior to the recipients while at the same time I know myself to be only the steward of the Class of ’54.” • Please send me some news!

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Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 I received Christmas greetings from Lucille Joy Becker, Helen Ward Sperry Mannix, Dotty Englert Ward, Delma Sala Fleming, Maureen Cohalan Curry, Mary Magdalen OSC, and Evie Higgins Beveridge. It’s always a pleasure to hear from classmates during the holidays. • Delma Sala Fleming in Puerto Rico sends word of another upcoming summer boating adventure with her family. Their destination is Mona Island, situated in the Mona Passage between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The trip will be long and dangerous if not well planned, charted, and executed with an experienced captain and crew, but Delma’s children are excellent captains (one is a Coast Guard–certified captain). Mona Island was discovered by Columbus in 1493, and its long history is still evident in the remains of an ancient Taino village, with many inscriptions and ruins of cabins, stone walls, and old trails. And like the Galápagos Islands, it also teems with wildlife, including giant iguanas, three species of endangered sea turtles, countless sea birds and types of fish, and in winter, even humpback whales. Delma was last there in 1973, and she hopes this expedition will be just as fascinating. • Mary Evans Bapst emailed from Geneva, Switzerland, that she is still busy with parish activities, especially since the parish is preparing to move to a larger location with better facilities for its many ministries. Mary said she is grateful for the assistance of her two eldest grandchildren, who help with errands and computer problems, “all with grace and humor.” • Winter has been kind to most of us this year, let’s hope spring will be too. Please send me your news to share with classmates.

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class participation goal: 155 Correspondent: Marie Kelleher mjk55@bc.edu 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 Wonderful news! Dick Carpenter is working on Volume 5 of his railroad atlas series. Volume 4, which covered Illinois, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan, was published last year by the Johns Hopkins University Press. • Using

a bit of literary license to change the title of the Christmas song “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to “Did You See Who I Saw?” yes, that was Jean O’Neil, MS’63, holding Christmas roping on the front of the Christmas card from the Connell School of Nursing. • Jim Alvord reports that Paul Croke, MBA’62, hosted a luncheon to honor Barbara and himself as they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were joined by Mary and Dick Renehan and Sheila and George Snider. • I’ve learned of five classmates who have joined the Class of ’55 contingent in the community of saints since my last column. John Girard Jr. died on October 1, 2011. A founding member of St. Susanna’s Parish in Dedham, John was also very active in the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus, and the Boy Scouts. He was a veteran of World War II, and he retired from BayBank in 1987. Martin Melia loved to sing, so he added his voice to the heavenly choir on Christmas, as he had begun his eternal life on December 11, 2011. After serving in the Vietnam War, he joined the medical staffs of Bon Secours Hospital (now Holy Family) and Lawrence General Hospital. He became chief of staff at Holy Family, where he was also a clinical instructor for Tufts University medical students. Martin received the St. Luke Award for his humanitarianism and excellence in medicine. Bob Connors died peacefully at his home in Dover on February 16, 2012. A member of the Lazy Loopers Flying Club, he enjoyed flying his planes on Sundays. Bob worked for 32 years for John Hancock Insurance Company, where he received many awards. Daniel J. Hurley died in Houston on August 14, 2011. Dan was a research chemist for most of his career. With his wife, Ellie, he did a stint with the Peace Corps in Malaysia, where he taught chemistry. He also taught chemistry at Yale University and at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, TX. He received his PhD in organic chemistry in 1960 and was a postdoctoral research associate at UMass. We send our prayers and sympathy to their families, as well as to the family of John Tangney of Norwood, who passed away on October 5, 2011. Some of your classmates or members of their families are following the way of the cross with Christ. Please remember them in your prayers.

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Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone janeqhone@msn.com 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 We have just learned from Pat Leclaire Mitchell that Mary Nolan Hanlon died suddenly on February 21. We have also heard that Francie Johnston Dieboll’s husband, Bob, died last fall. We send our condolences to Francie and her family and to the family of Mary. Mary and I worked together at Catholic Charities of Boston after graduation. She was a kind and gentle woman and will be missed. Francie and Bob had many great years together with their family and their pottery business. • I have been in touch with Lee Rand McGrady Burne. She advises that she is “blissfully living” on Nantucket. Her two sons each have three children, and she loves seeing them when they visit. • My latest family news is about our granddaughter DeeDee Hone (daughter of Tom ’86), who will be starting as a ninth7 class notes

grader at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on 91st Street in New York City. She is eagerly looking forward to her future experiences there. DeeDee is a scholar and an athlete, as is her brother Aidan, who is attending Regis High School, also in Manhattan. Since another of our granddaughters, Caroline Hone (daughter of Andrew ’84 and Allison Lynch Hone ’85), will be graduating from Newton Country Day School this spring, DeeDee will carry on the Sacred Heart tradition. • I do not know Kathleen McGillycuddy NC’71 personally, but how proud we all are that she is now chair of the Boston College Board of Trustees!

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class participation goal: 217 Correspondent: Steve Barry sdmjbarry@verizon.net 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 Bob Halloran passed on the news that John Galvin has now attended 340 straight games for our high-flying Eagles! • I’ll report on Laetare Sunday and our event at the McMullen Museum in the next column. The museum event was a tour of the new exhibit on rural Ireland, with Mass celebrated by Ray Helmick, SJ, (brother of my wife, Marie, MS’55) and a brunch in the newly refurbished Gasson 100.  Among the paintings in the exhibit were four by a Howard Helmick. Fr. Ray and Marie are exploring whether there is any relationship. •  In the absence of other news, I’ll mention that I appeared in a comedy produced here at Brooksby Village in November.  My character was a lawyer who proposed to four women and was turned down by all.  Also, I had a brief bout with atrial fibrillation in December but am doing very well since. • We have had several deaths recently.  Carolyn Kenney Foley reports that Jim Wright of Woburn passed away on December 29, 2011.  We also heard that George A. Duffy, SJ, of Weston died on September 30,  John E. Odell Jr. of Westborough and West Hyannisport died on October 1, and Charles D’Entremont’s brother died in January 2012. • A reminder: You can log on to the alumni online community to read and post news of accomplishments, travel, and other items of interest.

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Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling pandsdowling@comcast.net 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163 I am saddened to relate to you that Kathryn Galvin White’s husband, Kevin Hagan White, JD’55, H’80, died on January 27. Kevin served as the innovative mayor of Boston from 1968 to 1984 and was responsible for many formative city projects. The Whites were married for 55 years and had 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Kathryn was her husband’s primary caregiver as his Alzheimer’s advanced over the last 10 years. Robert Crane ’49, former Massachusetts state treasurer and dear friend of Kevin’s, praised Kathryn in Kevin’s


eulogy, as quoted in the Boston Globe: “You were magnificent. You were fantastic. You were his Florence Nightingale, you were his angel.” Sr. Gail O’Donnell, MDiv’80, attended the funeral at St. Cecilia’s Church in Boston. We extend to Kathryn our sincere and prayerful sympathy and our admiration.

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reunion year class participation goal: 279 Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch franko929@comcast.net 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 In news of our class’s 55th reunion, it was recently announced that Peg Kenney, MA’59, and Bill Cunningham were appointed cochairs of our Class Gift Committee. Together, they have set an ambitious goal: we need at least 280 class members to bring home the gold to help make the University and its student body stronger. As you already know, our class won last year’s Race to the Finish Challenge for its level of support to our alma mater—which should be the catalyst for each of us to repeat this kind of performance for our milestone 55th reunion. No doubt with a team effort by the great Class of ’57, we can achieve this! • Our class’s annual golf tournament will take place at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland on Wednesday, May 23. Jim Devlin and Joe McMenimen will again co-chair this very popular event. • Our annual lobster cookout will take place on Tuesday, August 7, at Mahoney’s in East Falmouth, thanks to our gracious classmate Paul Mahoney. • I received a very nice Christmas card from Gerald Kelly, MM, who related that he spent three days at Mission San José in San Antonio—the “Queen of the Missions” in Texas. Fr. Gerry stayed with the Franciscans and was able to appreciate the educational system that they established, as well as their music and art, their irrigation systems and grinding mills—and their beautiful church. Fr. Gerry is looking forward to our 55th reunion. He is feeling well, and his family is doing great. • The class extends its sincere sympathy to the families of William P. Matthews of Maynard, who passed away on December 26, 2011; Thomas L. Wheelen of St. Petersburg, FL, who died on December 24, 2011; and Joan Flynn Cronin ’60 (widow of Jay Cronin) of Ridgewood, NJ, who left us on December 25, 2011. • Please remit class dues in the amount of $25 to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746. • It would be a grand finale of sorts to get our classmates out to our 55th reunion June 1–3! I hope you’ll be able to attend!

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Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre lemaitre.cornelia@gmail.com Correspondent: Connie Hanley Smith cosmith35@hotmail.com I hope by now you have all made plans to join classmates June 1–3 for our 55th reunion: a garden luncheon on the Newton Campus on

Saturday; an anniversary dinner party that evening at UpStairs on the Square in Cambridge (the restaurant co-owned by Mary-Catherine Deibel NC’72); and of course Mass and brunch on the Newton Campus on Sunday. The more of you who come back, the more fun we will have. Housing is available on the BC campus (or with local friends). Let us know if we can help. A few of us locals have met to help plan the dinner, so you can expect to see Nancy Bowdring, Carol Ann Burke Ryan, Carol McCurdy Regenauer, Cathy Connolly Beatty, Lucille Saccone Giovino, Connie Weldon LeMaitre, and others, with assorted guests. Kit and Liz Doyle Eckl already plan to join in. • To put you in the reunion spirit, BC has put all Newton yearbooks online. It is great fun to browse through our special era—pre–Vatican II for sure. We look so happy, young, and thin! You can access yearbooks for all Newton classes, and it’s possible to search for individual names. I hope you find it useful— and fun! The collection can be accessed at www. archive.org/details/newtoncollegeyearbooks. Show your grandchildren what life was really like! • A bit of news from classmates: Jack and Molly McHugh O’Grady went to Bermuda, where Molly and her sister played in a regional bridge tournament. Sounds as if they did well and won a “few points.” Did Molly start her bridge career in the Stuart Smoker? • Kate McCann Benson writes from Florida that upon return to Hanover, NH, in the spring they will sell their house and move to an apartment in the same town. She’s not looking forward to moving chores. • Barbara Lowe Eckel, MSW’59 (my very first roommate), is an accomplished gardener (spreading manure on her fruit trees, which sounds accomplished to me) and an exercise enthusiast. She would like classmates’ email addresses so she can stay in touch from Atlanta. • Sad news: Nancy Harvey Hunt tells of husband Don’s passing in November after a two-year battle with cancer. They had been married for 53 years. Granddaughter Karen, a professional singer, sang at his funeral, which was followed by a full military burial at the veterans cemetery in Sarasota, FL. Carol Ann Burke Ryan’s husband, Brad, JD’53, also died, at home in Concord, in early November following a long illness. Our prayers are with our classmates and their families.

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class participation goal: 262 Correspondent: David Rafferty bcbusa58@bc.edu 2296 Ashton Oaks Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 Our annual class luncheon at Stonebridge Country Club in Naples, FL, was a resounding success, with more than 60 in attendance. • Ann and Bill McGurk report that they gave their beloved sailboat to their three sons, who repaid them by taking Bill out for four days around Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate his 75th birthday. • Yours truly attended the BC High School annual Florida get-together in Naples in February. I ran into Claire (Malis) ’59 and Paul Kingston, who told me that their two grandsons were traveling to Thailand and to Argentina as part of their junior year in college (at Georgetown and Loyola). • Connie and Bob Santi celebrated their 50th anniversary this past July in Atlanta with more than 35 friends and relatives in attendance. The Santis have three children and four grandchildren. They moved to Atlanta in 1993 after Bob’s retirement from IBM, and they spend their time playing bridge, entertaining their grandchildren, and traveling. • Tom Lynch reports that Women of the Passion (MSJ Press, 2010), a novel written by his wife, Joan Driscoll Lynch ’57, was runner-up for the spirituality award given by the New England Book Festival. Congratulations, Joan! • Joyce and Paul Maney, MBA’66, continue to reside in Lexington and Florida and enjoy the exploits of their nine grandchildren. The oldest is going off to an engineering college next year. Paul’s son Bill put him to work part-time in the family-run building business. • The John Dooleys, Peggy and Frank Meissner, Bill Sweeney, Leo McCarthy, and their families once again enjoyed getting together at their Florida winter retreat. It’s always their pleasure to meet again and renew old memories. • A surprise guest at the Naples luncheon was JD Ingalls ’89, former president of the BC Club of Southwest Florida. JD played his guitar

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class notes and sang for a prelunch festive hour. The Class of ’58 would like to thank Bea (Capraro) Busa for keeping the annual Florida luncheon happening. • Jim McCusker called me to express his disappointment in missing our Florida luncheon. No escape from Clinton, CT, in 2012! • Dick Simons’s grandson Matt Droney, star basketball player at Catholic Memorial, became the eighth CM player to score 1,000 points. Matt honored his grandfather by inviting him onto the court for the ceremony. After losing both his mother and his grandmother to a heart condition, Matt wrote “Julie” (his mom’s name) on one sneaker and “Peg” (his grandmother’s name) on the other, in tribute. • It is always great to see Dick Shea, Bob Pickette, Dick McArdle, and Jack Kudzma MBA’70 at the annual Boston College alumni golf tournament for autistic and disabled children in southwest Florida. Dick Hartigan was always part of the group but because of illness could not make it this year. Frank Garbarino ’59 and yours truly have been running this charitable tournament for the past 14 years. • Condolences of the class go out to the families of the following classmates who passed away late last year: Francis Burke of Bellingham on November 15, Robert McConville of North Dighton on December 10, and Donald Mulligan of Stoneham on August 15. • On a lighter note, in his retirement from teaching, Jack “Mucca” McDevitt works part-time at the Middlesex County Jail, trying to help the “guests” start their journey to secure a GED.

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class participation goal: 265 Correspondent: George Holland bmw0324@msn.com 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 Correspondent: Robert Latkany latkanyr@shoffdarby.com 203-354-6200 Basketball coach Steve Donahue held the second annual dinner for former players at the Yawkey Athletics Center on January 20. I (Bob Latkany) missed the affair last year because of a date conflict. This year, there were 80 guests in attendance, including Athletic Director Gene DeFilippo and Coach Donahue, who both addressed the crowd. The pioneer team of 1958 (the first NCAA team in BC history) was well represented with five players: Commissioner Jack Magee, Jim Power, and myself from the Class of ’59, as well as Ted Lyons ’58 with wife Moira Feeley Lyons ’58, and Fred Bortolussi ’58 with wife Pauline. Also at our table were Kathi and Leo Power ’56, MA’64, MBA’72; Jim Hooley ’62, MSW’64; and Frank Catapano ’63. Jack Harrington ’58 came up from Houston but fell ill in Newport; if he had been there, we would have had half the team in attendance. It was still the largest number from any other team. The two-hour dinner was excellent. Coach Donahue has the young team playing better and has some good recruits for next year. • For the second straight year, Carol and Pete Derba wintered in Wilmington, NC. On February 10, they had a 50th anniversary soiree at the Westin Hotel in Savannah, GA. Twentyfour members of the family were there, including all 5 kids and 6 of their 11 grandkids. Patti and Bob Derba ’61 were there along with sister Donna Marie and her husband, Ron. Pete and I were ushers at each other’s weddings. I was with Pete and Carol at their 25th anniversary in New York City on February 9, 1987, with Tina and Tom Beatty, who came down from Boston with them, and we had lunch at Doug Flutie’s Pier 17 on South Street. (Doug is of course a member of the BC Class of 1985.) We each went to three of our kids’ weddings, the last of which was that of Sarah

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and Peter Derba III ’91 in November 2007. It was in beautiful Isla Mujeres near Cancún, Mexico. Sarah and Peter now have two kids, Clyde (3) and Izzy (1); they plan to move from Brooklyn to New Jersey in May. • With sadness, I report the passing of Charles McCullagh on January 12 at his home in Naples, FL. Charlie came to BC—where he played varsity basketball—after serving in combat zones for Air Force Intelligence in the Korean War. He went on to found Westfield-based Parts Services International. Please keep his wife, Celeste, and family in your prayers.

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Correspondents: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey and Patty O’Neill pattyoneill@verizon.net 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405 Sad news seems to dominate our column. Our classmate Kathleen O’Shea died in December 2011. An accomplished individual, Kathleen was a dermatologist and a “trailblazer” for women in her specialty. She was conscientious, caring, and widely recognized in her field, succeeding in an area that was once dominated by men. We shall miss this loyal and devoted member of our class, and we send condolences to her family. • We are saddened to learn of the loss of Marie Doelger O’Brien’s husband, Jim, who died very suddenly on Christmas Eve. We send heartfelt sympathy to Marie and her family. • We also send sympathy to Maureen (White) Mercier on the loss of her brother Kevin, JD’55, H’80, who was a four-term mayor of Boston. Under Kevin’s energetic leadership, Boston became a “world-class” city. Among his many accomplishments was the creation of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. • Congratulations to Dick ’58, MSSW’60 and Mary Jo (McAvinn) O’Brien on their 50th anniversary in February! We wish them many more wonderful years together. • Our globetrotting “birder,” Patty O’Neill, has just returned from a bird-watching expedition to Mexico. Her next adventure is to China to study the bird species there. • I (Maryjane Mulvanity Casey) am participating in “Art in Bloom” in Needham. This is an annual event that presents floral interpretations of Needham High School art creations. • A most happy springtime to everyone! News updates are most welcome!

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class participation goal: 275 Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty josephcarty@yahoo.com 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Correspondent: Peter Johnson bceagle60@gmail.com

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Greetings from sunny Florida. I loved being in New England for Christmas but was so glad to be back in Punta Gorda. • An annual Christmas dinner in Boston was organized by Carole Ward McNamara and Joyce Dwyer ’60, MS’64. Mary Harrington, Moira Donnelly Gault, Pat McCarthy Dorsey, Julie O’Neill, Elaine Holland Early, Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly, Carol Higgins O’Connor, Mickey Mahon MacMillan, Kathy McDermott Kelsh, and Carole were among our classmates attending. • Newton Country Day School’s Très Bien magazine had an article on the Class of 56’s 55th luncheon, complete with a wonderful picture of Mary Elizabeth Brusch Field, Nancy Madden Leamy, and Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly and another of Jeanne and Ed at the Sacred Heart party on the Cape last summer. Other classmates of ours who graduated from NCDS are Joanne Stuart MEd’69, Suzanne Thornton, and Ann Merrick. Ann left after freshman year at Newton to help her father with their large family after the death of her mother. I heard last year that she had passed away in Texas. • Sheila Marshall Gill is living at her daughter’s home in Woburn. She’s an enthusiastic quilter and a great fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots. She sends greetings. • Loretta Maguire is awaiting a total knee replacement. • Dot Radics McKeon is recovering from a heart-valve replacement. The week before she went into the hospital, she and Bill had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with all their children and grandchildren. • Dick and Pat Winkler Browne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in April while on the BC trip to Normandy and Paris. • Jeff and Elise Erickson Landau live in Emmaus, PA. They have five children: John and wife Susannah live in London, where he has a recording studio, and she is a professor at the University of London; twins Marian and Kate and son Bob all live near Elise in Pennsylvania; and Mimi lives in Charlottesville, VA. The Landaus have seven grandchildren. Elise has recovered from a broken leg that sidelined her for several months last year. Jeff says she is still beautiful, even without makeup. • I spoke to Michaelene Martin Barrett on her birthday in January. Mike keeps busy in the Black Point area of Niantic, CT. She has a close group of neighbors, is active with a book club, and often sees daughters Mimi ’85 and Margaret ’86 and their families in Warwick, RI. Son Charley and his wife live in New Jersey; Tim, a chef, lives in Delaware and Ft. Lauderdale; and Kevin is in real estate in Newport, RI. • Margo Kilroy Ceres lives in Middletown, RI, with husband Bob, a Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy captain. • Gaby Gyorky Mackey died at home in Punta Gorda, FL, on February 14 after an eight-year battle with cancer. Gaby was a graduate of 91st Street in New York City and received an MS from Georgetown. She worked in pharmaceutical research and had a second career as a science teacher. She leaves her husband, Paul; 2 children; 4 stepchildren; and 12 grandchildren. Berenice Hackett Davis, Brenda Koehler Laundry, and I attended Gaby’s funeral. • Please send news of what you are doing. We would like this column to be inclusive, so I’m trying to reach all our classmates over time.

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class participation goal: 256 Correspondent: John Ahearn jjaeagle@hotmail.com 872 Massachusetts Avenue #407 Cambridge, MA 02139 George Carey is retired from Stonehill College, where he was chairman of the chemistry department. He is living in Brockton. • Dave Oberhauser is still working as an environmental scientist. He does a lot of volunteering overseas. • John Hurley is living in Scituate and is retired from teaching science in the high school there. • James Conway is happily retired from his career as a urologist in Manchester, NH. • John McCormack, our drum major, is retired and living in Augusta, GA. After BC, he went into the Army as an infantry officer. In the course of his career, he became a member of the West Point faculty and went on to earn a doctorate in psychology. • Tony O’Malley, a math major, spent his career at Lockheed and similar companies as a project manager. He is retired in New Hampshire. You can see his son Michael on the TV show Glee. • Jack Sutton’s wife died just before our reunion. Jack is a professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine and an avid sailor. • Paul Pelletier participated in BC ROTC and became a military intelligence officer assigned to Korea. He has retired after 39 years with Mitre Corp. as a director of programs, using his skills in electronics. • Peg and Jack O’Neill, MBA’70, are retired and living in Framingham. • Kevin Fitzpatrick, MBA’64, lives in Bristol, RI. Now retired, he worked as a financial officer with the Boston Public Library and taught finance for 25 years at Northeastern. • We have many Double Eagles among our classmates. Those who are graduates of BC High include Arthur Breault, John Breen, Paul Brennan MBA’66, Christopher Canavan Jr., J. Roddy Cannon, George Carey, Philip Caruso, Hammond Collins, James R. Collins MBA’72, Kevin Collins, Francis Concannon, James Conway, John Cosco, Francis Curley, Thomas Dahoney, Joseph DeFranco, Thomas Deveney, Gene Devita, Owen Devlin, Charles Duffy MA’64, Edward Duffy, Robert Flaherty MBA’65, John Gavin, Arthur Gorman, Stanley Grabowski, Robert Graham, Rev. Michael Groden, Timothy Guiney, John Healey, Gerard Higgins, Thomas Hynes, John Keefe, Frank Keenan, Francis Kelly, Martin Kelly, Robert Kelly, Joseph Lally, Henry Latorella MS’64, Joseph Leary, James MacKenzie, John J. Maguire PhD’66, John P. Maguire, Edward McDonough, John McGonagle, John McMahon, John McNamara, Edward McPartlin JD’66, David Melville, Frank Micciantuono, Donald Miles, Paul Murphy, William Murphy, Michael Murray MA’65, Martin Nolan, David Oberhauser, James J. O’Brien, James M. O’Brien, Richard W. O’Neil, James O’Reilly, Paul Pelletier, Henry Quinlan, Richard Reale, Thomas Robinson, William Ryan, William Sharkey, John Shea, Richard Spriano, Eligijus Suziedelis, and Paul Valzania. www.bc.edu/alumni

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Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman newtonmiz@aol.com 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 Alo Coleman Riley’s husband, Bob ’59, wrote that Alo had been released from rehab (after a relapse), and Joyce Laiosa Caldarone’s husband, Tony, had a triple bypass in January. • Jerry and Faith Mead Bertrand planned to spend time in Florida during the winter and hoped to meet up with Newton grads. Faith, along with Mookie Stehling Kamps, Karen Schaumber Ferguson, Gail Giere Collins, Ellie Maher Collins, Joan Merrick Egan, Julie Fazakerly Gilheany, and others have sent their prayers to Alo and Bob. • Babs Kager is “still working for the New England Centenarian Study and their pursuit of the Archon Genomics X Prize. That means recruiting and interviewing people who are 105 or older. Believe it or not, those folks are out there, and some are still living alone and completely capable of self-care.” What can we say but “wow!” If you read about or meet people who have reached 100, please write to Babs or send her the pertinent article. • Cathy Hafey Swenson writes: “Our daughter Christina O’Hara was ordained an Episcopal priest on December 10, 2011, in Sioux Falls, SD. She is the mother of three children, and her husband, David, teaches philosophy at Augustana College. We celebrate God’s call in her life and ask His blessing on a challenging path.” • All y’all enjoy the summer!

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class participation goal: 441 Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano frank@faggianoconsulting.com 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 We continue to attend celebratory events and make the final preparations for our 50th reunion weekend in June. In December, classmates attended the University Chorale’s Christmas concert and post-reception at Alumni House. Among those present were Maureen and Paul Deeley, Frank and Eileen Faggiano, Peggy and Chris Lee, Jeanne and Jean-Luc Lepoutre, Bill Lundregan JD’67, Mary and Frank Marszalek Jr., Anne (Morgan) NC’62 and Jim O’Connor, John and Joan Mullahy Riley, and John Sayers with daughter Elizabeth ’99. Jean-Luc Lepoutre and his wife are now living in Salem and can be reached at jllepoutre@usa.net. • By the time you receive this issue of Boston College Magazine, our 50th will be upon us, with events on Friday, June 1, through Sunday, June 3. I hope you have received the colorful brochure listing all the activities and the sign-up sheet for the three days. In addition, our class is invited to be in the Commencement Honor Guard in the parade on graduation day. If you have not been contacted or have not received the above-mentioned brochure,


class notes or if you have questions, please email Gail Darnell at darnellg@bc.edu. • On a sad note, Bill Cunis passed away on December 15, 2011. Billy married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Guarino, after graduation in 1962. They settled in Ashland, where Billy spent many years teaching and coaching. He signed with the Red Sox after graduation and was Coach Eddie Pellagrini’s assistant for more than 20 years. Billy was also a BC Varsity Hall of Fame baseball player. He was a daily communicant and an inspiration to all who knew him. Our condolences to Mary Ann and her family. • We’re looking forward to Reunion Weekend and hope to see many of you there. • Our best to all!

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Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes makmad@comcast.net 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043 Our thoughts and prayers are with Helen Harrington Gray, who lost her husband, John, on December 4, 2011. • Barbara Lynch Dilatush wrote that Sacred Heart alumnae meet in Vero Beach November through April for First Friday Mass at Holy Cross Church, followed by a luncheon at a local club. Anyone interested may contact Barbara or Lee O’Connor Lynch NC’60. • Thanks to Barbara Fortunato Hurley for putting together our class directory. Please let me know of any changes in your address, phone number, or email so our class database can be kept current. Our Book Committee members enjoyed calling and catching up with many of you this past year, and now that we have a class directory, we encourage you to stay in touch. Also, check out upcoming events for Newton College alumnae on the BC website: www.bc.edu/newtoncollege. • Ellen Markey Thurmond is in charge of our class gift: The Newton College Class of 1962 Scholarship, in memory of Mother Husson, MA’51, and Mother Quinlan. It is a onetime scholarship given to a deserving female student and an appropriate way to honor the legacy of these two remarkable leaders, who were committed to the education of women. We hope everyone will participate in some way to make this a significant class gift. • I caught up with Sally McManamy Baker, who said she was definitely the “most campused” person in our class—but I think at the reunion she may find others vying for that honor! She said she was elected by Duchesne West as RA chiefly because her room was closest to the front door, allowing access to those getting in after hours. Mrs. O’Connor would be horrified! • Our 50th reunion is now just weeks away. We are hoping for a good turnout—we’ve had several committees working hard to make this a very memorable event! Our panelists Judy Pizzarello Bishop, Maureen Slattery, and Peggy Brennan Hassett have chosen the title “Past, Present, Future” as their topic, and each brings a different perspective, which will undoubtedly elicit great discussions. Jackie Gegan Mooney, V V Martin, Anne Gallagher Murphy, Robbie VonUrff Sweeney, and I have been working since last summer, gathering profiles, getting pictures from BC and Sacred Heart archives,

and pulling everything together in what we think will be an impressive 50th reunion yearbook. I believe we started with 158 in our class; 128 graduated and 15 are deceased. We have received 115 profiles, which will make for a good yearbook. We hope all who are able will come to the special pinning ceremony on Friday, which past classes have said was really lovely. See you at Reunion!

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class participation goal: 344 Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell matthew.mcdonnell.esq@gmail.com 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 Gerry Ward reports that last November he traveled with Bob Reardon MS’66, John Pellegrini, George Bourque, Phil O’Brien, and Frank Catapano to Southern Pines, NC, to celebrate their 70th birthdays with Charlie “Red Fox” Carr, MA’65. The weekend was outstanding with the telling of many “war stories” that included the antics of Joe Dubois, MA’65, and Jerry Powers; the infamous Syracuse football trip; and the dominance of their Camp Newsday team in the BB intramural league.  Barbara (Smith) Carr ’67 was an outstanding host, putting up with all of them for three days. • I’m very sad to report that my longtime friend and our Triple Eagle classmate, Russell Lucid, JD’66, died on January 4 after a long illness. Russ practiced law on the South Shore during his entire career. He was Army ROTC commissioned at BC.  After law school, he served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star, as well as a number of battlefield medals.  He leaves his wife, Arlene; two children; and five grandchildren. Also please note the passing of Thomas M. Daley of Darien, CT, on December 21, 2011. He co-owned and operated a bookstore in Darien. And we have also lost Joseph D. Hutchinson of Groton, who died on December 27, 2011. Class sympathies are extended to their families. • Jim Norton headed up an effort to get BC High classmates to attend a regular luncheon meeting, the first of which was held in December at Amrheins Restaurant in South Boston. Other classmates in attendance were Frank Carney, Bob Parks JD’66, Ed Rae, Tom Quirk, and yours truly. We all look forward to this becoming a new tradition. • Our 50th Reunion Committee, under the skillful leadership of Tom McCabe, has accomplished much.  The Entertainment Committee of Dianne Duffin, Bill Garvey, Gerry Healy, Joe Horan, and Ed Rae are actively pursuing and tentatively reserving groups for our reunion events May 31–June 2 of next year. Also keep tuned for a fall football class reunion. By the time you read this, we will have marched in Naples on St. Patrick’s Day and cruised to Bermuda. The committee would love to hear from you with your ideas.

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Chuck Riggs, Sheila Mahony’s husband, gave her a wonderful 70th birthday party at the University Club in New York. It was full of family and friends: Representing our class were Penny Brennan Conaway, Maureen Meehan Sennot O’Leary, and Colette Koechley McCarty. Other Newton graduates there were Barbara Jones NC’62, Peggy Brennan Hassett NC’62, and Julie Fazakerly Gilheany NC’61. A great gettogether! • Even though Connie Schepp Cahill arrived in North Carolina in the fall, it took several months for Nancy Waeber Gleiman MEd’79, and me to get together with her for lunch. Connie is settling in nicely and continues her passion for travel. (I think she must be the most traveled of our classmates, taking four major trips a year and many Road Scholar trips to fill in—too bad we didn’t have a geography major at Newton!) We met for lunch at Southern Seasons in Chapel Hill and hope to meet again in the not-too-distant future. • I received a letter from Carol Flynn describing the lovely memorial Mass in October for Sr. Elizabeth White, H’06, (as she says “always ‘Mother’ White to me”), which was followed by a reception in Alumni House. Carol was sorry that she was the only classmate there. These wonderful Sacred Heart nuns were such an important part of our lives, both spiritually and intellectually; they live in our hearts.

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class participation goal: 350 Correspondent: John Moynihan moynihan_john@hotmail.com 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 Steve Duffy is working with Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDiv’76, at a Jesuit university in Tanzania. He was accompanied during the fall semester by daughter Ellen (17). “She returned to Las Vegas in December to complete her senior year in the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts’ program in dance. She studied here in Form 6 (12th and 13th year) at Isamilo International School and became friends with classmates from many backgrounds. She taught swimming to the younger students and rode the bus with and tutored several orphans of HIV/ AIDS.” • For more than 60 years, Tom Sheridan has performed Irish traditional music on the button accordion. He was inducted into the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s Northeast Region Hall of Fame in 2001 for his playing, and his portrait was displayed in a 2008 Burns Library Exhibition featuring Boston’s “Greatest Generation” of Irish traditional musicians. You can hear him every Monday night at the Green Briar in Brighton Center. • Bill O’Neil, MBA’72, offered this report on classmates: Bob Daley retired as the controller of the City of Medford and is “spending his time on various golf courses in Florida and on the Cape.” Tom Follett retired after a long career with John Hancock and is involved in a number of sailing programs. Tom Geary retired from the U.S. Customs Service and is living in Mesa, AZ. Bill boasts that he has been reappointed to a new term on the board of directors of the Winchester Shoe Hospital. • Mary Lucid Riley has been living


in Boston’s Back Bay since the death of her husband, Bill Riley. She works as a real-estate agent in Coldwell Banker’s Beacon Hill office. Ellie Rupp Downey and Ursula Maglio Lyons spent a week last October touring southern Italy. Diane (Rice) ’65 and George Davis are celebrating the arrival of their 10th grandchild. • We also have news of our retirees: The Brian Condons have moved back to their home in Orleans. They report: “Our seven-year Denver exile is over.” Time to enjoy their large Boston-area family! Arthur Doyle, MAT’66, retired after 40 years with the College Board. Wanda (Fisher) ’65 and Fran Quinn, MS’68, are living in West Cobb, GA. Fran retired from Sto Corp. in Atlanta. They split their time between Georgia and Littleton, MA, where they have a summer cottage on Forge Pond. Roger Eastman is living in Potomac, MD. Kevin Kissane retired as senior VP at KeyBank. Allyn Sullivan is living in Plymouth, where he obsesses about golf.

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Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb agneau76@optonline.net 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 Jill Schoemer Hunter’s Christmas card was addressed to “Priscilla Weinlandt.” I attribute this to the fact that she is still, as she put it, “knee deep in the business of the Saratoga (CA) City Council,” having just been reelected vice mayor. Either that, or time is rewinding, which would explain why I haven’t heard from anyone else. Perhaps you have all gone back to 1964 and are planning to start over. Anything to stay young, huh? Well, if any of you change your mind and decide to come back to the present (or would that be go forward to the future?), let me know. You have three months. I’ll be here, in the present.

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class participation goal: 295 Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte patriciaharte@me.com 83 Church Street, No. 1 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 I saw Pat and John Frechette at the Naples BC Mass and brunch in February. • At the McMullen Museum opening of the “Rural Ireland” exhibit, my husband, Neal Harte, and I saw Mary Margaret and John Griffin, Irv Goss, Jack ’62 and Rosemary Thomas MacKinnon, and Sarah Ann and Jim Mahoney. • I received a Christmas note from Kathleen McVarish Sullivan with a wonderful picture of her four grandchildren. Kathy writes that she visited France with a group of 15 women and truly enjoyed seeing the cathedral at Chartres as well as spending time in Paris. • Judy and Doug LaBrecque spent some time in Naples in January, and Neal and I had dinner with them. Doug is trying to slow down his practice and research, but he’s still working many long hours. • Tom Riley emailed me to report that our classmate Joe McLaughlin passed away

of pancreatic cancer in January. His note was a wonderful tribute to Joe, who after graduating from BC, went on to Cornell Law School. Tom said Joe was a humanitarian and lover of art who served on the board of the Brooklyn Museum of Art for many years and on the boards of many organizations helping the developmentally disabled and the poor. He also was very involved with the Diocese of Brooklyn. We offer his wife and children our prayers. Gerard Kiley, MSW’74, also sent many kind words and memories of knowing Joe. • Neal and I also had dinner in February with Mary and Jeff Somers, who spent the month of February enjoying Florida weather.

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Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins mason65@bc.edu 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Our condolences to Teresita Dussaq Herron, whose husband, Bob, passed away in September. • Rowie Barsa Elenbaas works in the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Agency and has presented training sessions on policy and legal issues here and abroad. Rowie is the very proud mother of 3 and grandmother of 10. She stays in touch with Dottie Sforza Calabrese and Marianne Pizzuto Haggerty but, like many of us, reports that she doesn’t see them often enough. • Susan Gehrke Hastings was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy in January; a month later she played her first round of golf. Sue attributes her excellent prognosis to early detection and urges all of us to get an annual mammogram. • Margaret Schmitt Schmidt and husband Arno traveled to Cuba in December. They went with the World Affairs Council since Americans may legally enter Cuba from the United States only with a special interest group. • Paul and Libby Miller Fitzgerald visited Sydney and completed a bike trip in New Zealand. They also welcomed their sixth grandchild last summer. Libby reports for Virginia Public Radio, hosting a live, hour-long call-in program on the activities

of the Virginia legislature. • P-J Mikita McGlynn and Peter spent two weeks in Tanzania visiting the Serengeti, where they were delighted to see thousands of animals, meet Maasai villagers, and enjoy beautiful scenery. • A correction to the notes in the Fall issue: It was actually Mary McGinn who addressed the 2011 class at St. Mary’s Academy in Bayview and also completed her first 10-mile walk/race, not Mary Hoogland Noon, who has won several tennis trophies and survived a Fourth of July beach swim contest. My apologies to both Marys for the mix-up. • Thanks to the Boston College Libraries, you can now access digital editions of all the Newton yearbooks at www.archive. org/details/newtoncollegeyearbooks. In addition, several Newton events are in the works this spring. Check them out at www. bc.edu/newtoncollege. Thanks, BC, for helping Newton friends stay in touch. • And last but not least, I can proudly announce the arrival in January of my seventh grandchild, Logan Mason Hunt, who was adopted at birth by my daughter Kelley and her husband, Rodney. Imagine my surprise when she met me at the airport after my ski trip to Telluride; Logan’s parents didn’t even tell us that an adoption was in the works! • Enjoy life! Send news!

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class participation goal: 342 Boston College Alumni Association classnotes@bc.edu Boston College Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 We have only sad news of the Class of 1966 this quarter: John Marvin Teter of Lebanon, MO, died on February 5, leaving three children and six grandchildren. His children—Amy ’95, Michael ’93, and Brian ’96—would like to thank Ed O’Reilly and John Paxton for their loyal friendship. A memorial service for John will be held on June 2 at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon. For additional information about the service, please contact John’s daughter, Amy, at aateter@yahoo.com. • The Class of ’66 is seeking a new correspondent. If you would like to write for class notes, please

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Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst catherine.b.hurst@gmail.com 333 Atwells Avenue, #211 Providence, RI 02903 Jocelyn (Joyce) Beck Hoy is still teaching philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, though she has cut back to one or two courses a year. “The reason I continue: I love the students, I love performing…I love reading new things about the philosophers I’ve been teaching for a long time.” Four years ago, Jocelyn began a second career as a French-to-English translator, translating philosophy articles and a historical/psychological account of the French-Belgian comic-book character Tintin, The Metamorphoses of Tintin, or Tintin for Adults, by Jean-Marie Apostolidès. Jocelyn reports that her second career “is only a part of my passion for things French. My husband, David, and I have spent several months a year in Paris for the past few years. We rent an apartment, usually in the 6th [arrondissement] near the Luxembourg Gardens, and I play out my fantasy of living in Paris.” David retired from teaching two years ago—primarily because he continued to struggle with Parkinson’s disease, which he’s had for 16 years. Jocelyn and David also visited Taos, NM, twice, where they “had a lovely time with Betsy Wolf. She took me on a magnificent mountain hike, introduced us to her horse, showed us her house—which she and John built years ago—and set David up with a local fishing guide.” The Hoys’ daughter Meredith finished her PhD at Berkeley two years ago and is now teaching art history at UMass Boston. • Al and Diane LaPolla DiFiore retired six years ago and now spend half the year in Vero Beach, FL, where they can enjoy the sun and warm weather all winter. Daughter Debra ’89 and her husband, Leo Sheridan ’88, live in Leesburg, VA, with their three children. Diane’s daughter Dina and husband Perry Day live in Scituate, RI, with their two children. • Kathy Byron Kahr, MSW’68, is still doing psychotherapy with a specialty in

couples’ therapy. “Having finished my training 43 years ago, I feel lucky to have work that I enjoy so much,” she says. Kathy’s husband, Frank, is an inpatient psychiatrist. Son Byron is a lawyer in Los Angeles, and Tony ’04 is a resident in internal medicine at CU–Denver. Kathy reports that they have taken “some wonderful trips, and the highlight was walking the last 140 miles of El Camino de Santiago.” She also remarks on something many of us have noticed: “As time goes on, old friends increase in their importance.”

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reunion year class participation goal: 443 Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict chasbenedict@aol.com 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 It is with sadness that we report the death of two classmates, Robert Lovely and John Patrick Berry. Bob, originally from Newton, passed away on January 21 in Chicago. A sociology major at BC, he went on to earn a doctorate from Notre Dame and was a sociology professor and an associate dean at Indiana University, where he also served as acting dean of the School of Continuing Studies. John Berry died suddenly on Valentine’s Day after a brief illness. An economics major at BC, John married classmate Peggy Dinneen NC’67, MEd’76. He leaves his wife and two sons, Patrick and Chris ’94. John attended grad school at UConn and served as a naval officer. He had worked at Fleet Bank and Bank of America and upon retirement, did substitute teaching at Barnstable High. John served as a Eucharistic minister for Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville on the Cape, and he was active in prison ministry and programs to combat homelessness. The class offers its condolences to Bob’s and John’s families and friends. John B. Conners was kind enough to send us the notice about John Berry. John Conners is presently recovering from a stemcell transplant and doing well. Fred Faherty called as well. • Congratulations to classmate Jerry York, MEd’70, CAES’73, on his 900 (plus) wins—and the national championship! You make us very proud! • As we approach

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Reunion Weekend, we note that Richard F. “Dick” Powers and his crew are close to achieving our class gift goal of $12.5 million. We need to work harder to achieve our goal of 40 percent participation. For more information, contact Walker Jones of the BC Fund at 617-552-1445 or walker.jones@bc.edu.

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Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free thefrees@cox.net 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 I trust this reaches everyone as you enjoy a wonderful spring. Perhaps you might even be packing to join your fellow members of NC’67 in Boston for our 45th reunion. Your committee continued their diligent efforts to make contact with as many of you as they could over the past four months.  Their planning will climax in three days of fun and reminiscences for all who are able to come. I know when I think about leaving Newton back in 1967, it doesn’t seem all that long ago. The opportunities to reconnect and even make new friends are great attractions for getting together again. • Back in December, Mary Ann Peters Giffuni hosted a luncheon at her home in New York City, where more than 15 classmates from Georgia, DC, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts gathered for a good afternoon of visiting and renewing friendships. For several attendees, this was the first time they had seen each other since graduation, and they discovered much commonality in their lives over all these years. Many plan to continue their conversations in their own local areas and at the reunion too.  Ridiculous as it is to say, a wonderful time was had by all! • Over the holidays, Marilyn Santos Velayo wrote to say that her daughter in San Francisco is now happily working at Shutterfly. Marilyn and Ronnie were looking forward to seeing her soon, since she now has two weeks’ vacation to travel to Manila for a visit. • In other news, sadly we heard of the passing of John Berry ’67, husband of Peggy Dinneen Berry, MEd’76, in February.  Our prayers go out to the whole family in their loss.  • This column can only pass on news that you are willing to provide. For those who can’t travel to Boston in June, please keep in touch by sending some news. I will gladly share it with those at the reunion and in these columns in the future. • Also, the class Prayer Net remains available for anyone who might benefit from its support. From personal experience, I know it does make a difference! We do have a very caring group of classmates. Just let me know what needs our prayers, and I will take it from there. My contact information is above. • Hope to see you soon. God bless!

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class participation goal: 368 Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day jnjday@aol.com The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049


Greetings from the beautiful Left Coast. • Moreen (Owens) Donahue has enjoyed a busy year, speaking at conferences in Amsterdam, Paris, London, and Cancún. In October, her family all traveled to Washington DC for Moreen’s induction as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing. The fellowship represents the nation’s top nurse researchers, policymakers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners. Moreen is chief nursing officer and senior VP of patient care services at Western Connecticut Health Network. She and husband Steve live in Trumbull, CT. • Mark Schwartz reports that, after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in 2005, which ended his career as a captain at Southwest Airlines, he is now back on his feet—thanks to countless surgeries, procedures, and intense physical therapy. Ironically, Mark, a Vietnam vet, was injured while riding on a bus! He and his wife recently enjoyed a three-week vacation in northern Italy, followed by additional relaxation time in Las Vegas and Mexico. • Jim ’67 and I are leaving in the morning for a week of frolicking with our five-year-old twin grandchildren and their parents amid the splendid sun and sand of Cabo San Lucas. Yippee! • Adios, amigos! 

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Correspondent: Jane Sullivan Burke janeburke17@gmail.com For the past several years, Kathy Hastings Miller has competently and graciously served as our class scribe. About to become a grandmother for the first time, Kathy decided to retire, and I have agreed to be the NC’68 correspondent for this coming year. Thank you, Kathy, for keeping us informed and able to share our multiple life experiences. • Polly Kayser Hober continues teaching at Primary Montessori in the DC area; husband Steve is retired. Both feel lucky that son Brian, his wife, Carissa, and their two children have been living with them this year. In May, Brian and family plan to move to Boise, ID, and Brian will begin physician assistant studies. Polly’s daughter Kate, who resides in San Jose, CA, has four children. Son Mike appears to be following in his mother’s footsteps, pursuing a master’s degree in Montessori elementary teaching at Loyola. Polly’s 95-year-old mother lives in a life-care community in Shelburne, VT. • While on the Cape for a wedding last October, Tish Roney Colett had a minireunion with Maureen Hopkins Emerson, Tricia Marshall Gay, and Jean Sullivan McKeigue. Tish has a 20-month-old granddaughter, Madelyn, and often travels to Colorado, as one daughter lives in Boulder and another in Denver. • Anne Mulligan Hartmere retired two years ago as the “Most Favorite Teacher” at Bronxville Middle School. Now she can be found in either New York or California, enjoying her five grandchildren. Son Mike, an attorney, has three children. His son Stephen is in the same first-grade class as the grandson of Polly Glynn Kerrigan NC’69. Daughter Maura, also a practicing attorney, has a girl and a boy for Anne to spoil. Even with all her transcontinental travel, Anne was able to sneak off for a grand week in London.

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class participation goal: 345 Correspondent: James R. Littleton jim.littleton@gmail.com 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Barry Gallup is now in his 12th season as associate athletic director for football operations at BC. He and wife Victoria reside in Wellesley. Daughter Lisa (BC Nursing ’09) works in Manhattan at New York– Presbyterian Hospital, and Barry Jr. (Notre Dame ’10) is with Morgan Stanley in Chicago. • Rich and Kathy (Chabot) Hughes relocated in 2009 from Fayetteville, NY, to Cary, NC. Rich retired as a partner with a law firm in Syracuse, and Kathy retired as a school nurse. Daughter Colleen (Hughes) Pichette ’98 lives in Norfolk, VA, and son Rick ’07 lives in Durham, NC. Colleen and her husband, Scott, a Navy helicopter pilot, have three children. Rick is married to Julia (Chipman-Schervish) Hughes ’07. Julia graduated from Tufts Medical School in 2011 and is now a first-year resident at UNC Chapel Hill. Rick works for a pharmaceutical company in Holly Springs. Daughter Sara (Cornell ’95; Harvard Med ’99) completed her surgery residency at Brigham & Women’s in 2008. Sara and husband Patrick Javid are assistant professors of medicine at the University of Washington and at Seattle Children’s Hospital, respectively, and have given Rich and Kathy two grandchildren. Daughter Meaghan (Cornell ’01; Michigan ’03) and her husband, Joohong Park, live in Washington DC, where Meaghan is an administrator for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Kathy and Rich enjoyed a Rhine River cruise in April 2011, and in January, they cruised in Australia and New Zealand. • Rick DeMello is enjoying retirement from the Federal Civil Service (Air Force) and is living in New Mexico with wife Claire. Their son Richard was married in September 2011. • Ray Bastarache started his 42nd year in education last September, with 36 years in public education as a teacher, principal, and deputy superintendent and the last 5 years as head of school at his alma mater, St. Mary’s High, in Lynn. Barry McCarthy, JD’73, is a lawyer, accountant, and college professor in San Diego and, according to Ray, still enjoys playing hockey in an oldtime league. • Kathleen (Kilkenny) Brodie retired in June 2011 after teaching for 25 years in the Fair Lawn, NJ, public schools and prior to that, 5 years in private schools. Kathleen’s fifth grandchild, Brodie Michael Walsh, was born in fall 2011 to Patricia (Brodie) Walsh ’01. Kathleen is enjoying traveling, playing bridge, reading, and generally having fun. • Dan Boudreau retired from the Oklahoma judiciary in 2004 after 25 years—the last 6 years on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He now has a mediation and arbitration practice in Tulsa. Dan and wife Faith have two adult children. They enjoy traveling, and Dan tries to play soccer three times a week. • Marie Marcucci Champion was an elementary school teacher in Medford for more than 30 years and is now teaching special-needs students in southern New www.bc.edu/alumni

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Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello mgc1029@aol.com 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 Just when I thought I had no news, I heard from Lyn Peterson-Friberg. She wanted to tell me how sorry she was to read of Laura Sperazi’s death. After Newton, Lyn and Laura were roommates in Paris but had lost touch about 20 years ago. Lyn wished she could have been at the memorial service. She was doubly saddened to hear about the passing of Ana Perez’s husband. Ana was also a roommate of Lyn’s in Paris. On a happier note, Lyn reports that she is a grandmother to one-year-old Katharine. In a previous column, I mentioned Lyn’s venture into the furniture market. Last year the sales for Motif Designs were up significantly, and she and her associates continue to add catalogs and to grow the business. Last winter, Lyn managed to take three ski trips out west to Snowbird, Sun Valley, and Deer Park, and she also had a great trip to Paris, full of wonderful memories. • It was Lyn who told me about Pat Farrell’s recent one-woman art show in the Atrium of the Citicorp building in New York City. Lyn called it “super impressive.” I got in touch with Pat. You might check out her website: www. patfarrelldesign.com. Pat’s first show, “Empire State of Mind,” included several different works in various media depicting the Empire State Building, a subject Pat has been painting from her apartment window for 25 years. Her most recent show, “Oceans,” is also impressive. Check out the colors, movement, mood, patterns, and light. Pat also has a home design business, and her home-furnishing lines grace many a table and bed. • I received news that Pam DeLeo Delaney is really enjoying her term as acting executive director of Mt. Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. She had previously served on the Development Committee there and as co-chair of the farm’s Golden Pheasant Award dinner. The president of the Mt. Hope Trust said that Pam “knows Mt. Hope Farm and how to run organizations.” • One day while on the computer I somehow clicked a button, and instantly I was connected to LinkedIn. Up popped the names Alicia Brophey, Diane Palmer Lilly, and Deborah Donovan. Alicia is with an independent law practice on Cape Cod. Diane is an EVP at Wells Fargo in Minneapolis. Debbie is the director of economic development and marketing at southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region, a nonprofit economic development agency for 22 municipalities in Southeastern Connecticut. She promised she’d write with news. • So, how about you? Got news?

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class participation goal: 355 Correspondent: Dennis “Razz” Berry mazzrazz1@aol.com


class notes Hi, gang! Thanks to Tim Sheehy, a regular correspondent, who sent along news of his son Dan, who is following in dad’s footsteps: Dan is one of the top high school hockey players in central Massachusetts. As for Tim, himself: he added to his list of hockey accolades when he was recently ranked the fourth-best high school hockey player in the history of Minnesota. • It has become too nearly a custom to end this column with news of the passing of another classmate. This has to be one of the saddest and most senseless: In early December, our classmate Patrick Pizzuto of Lexington, longtime proprietor of the Waltham Fruit Co., was the victim of a dispute with a deranged relative, who later took his own life. Pat was a dedicated BC alumnus, with season tickets to football, basketball, and hockey. He leaves his wife of 40 years, JoAnne, and daughters Anne ’96 and Jill, as well as a large extended family. Our sympathy is extended to JoAnne and the entire family on this tragic and senseless loss.

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Correspondent: Fran Dubrowski dubrowski@aol.com Your Christmas letters contain wonderful stories! The year 2011 was busy for Patti Bruni Keefe. Her children gathered from the far corners of the globe (London, New York, Chicago, Rome, Houston, Wellesley, and Cambridge) to celebrate the weddings of three siblings: Molly, Betsy, and James. Patti also welcomed three new grandchildren and mourned her dad’s passing at age 92. Please pray for him. • Kathy Sheehan has a new AT&T job, working with internal clients to translate “make it work better” demands into language IT folks comprehend. As I understand it, she explains frustration in terms of specific “functionality.” The world should have more such people. Kathy took a Smithsonian “Voyage to Antiquity” journey aboard the Aegean Odyssey, a 200-passenger cruise ship. Embarking from Rome, she sailed to Corsica, Malta, Sicily, Venice, and Dubrovnik while archaeologists lectured nightly on the local sites. Kathy’s favorite destination was Sicily, but she also recommends Malta, “a beautiful, historically exotic, and very attractive place to retire” with “a 7,000-year history that includes the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Knights of St. John, the French, and the British. (St. Paul was also shipwrecked there.)” Another favorite spot was Split, Croatia, for ancientRoman-history buffs: Emperor Diocletian, the only Roman emperor to retire, built a 10-acre palace complex there to spend his last years on the Adriatic coast. Kathy reports he managed to make the place quite gorgeous. • Jane McMahon hosted Margie Sawyer and Liz Scannell Burke at her beautifully decorated home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, for a week of shopping, touring, and adventures from canyon-style horseback riding to visiting the world-famous Mummy Museum. Jane then visited the Yucatán, 1,500 miles farther south, to sample Moorish architecture, humid jungle weather, fabulous foliage, beautiful ceramic handicrafts, and delicious food. • While

many of us have downsized, Lois Cartnick Germano upsized to a house big enough for her six grandchildren—and thoroughly enjoys it! • Cricket Costigan’s career was profiled in BC’s Energy & Environment Alumni Network newsletter: www.bc.edu/ bceean. Scroll down, click on “Winter 2012 Newsletter” and then click on “Leadership for Others through Public Service.” • Elaine Burch Taylor thanks classmates who attended her gallery show. • To explore the West’s threatened wildlife and culture, Harriet Mullaney recommends Rae Marie Taylor’s The Land: Our Gift and Wild Hope: “Wow!... Hard to put down…lyrical…evocative… something that caused me to evaluate the relationship between people and place in new ways.” Gather round, literati! Reading recommendations are always welcome!

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class participation goal: 355 Correspondent: James R. Macho jmacho71@bc.edu

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Correspondent: Melissa Robbins melrob49@sbcglobal.net I am pleased to report some new information from the Newton Class of 1971. Jean McVoy Pratt shared that she and husband Don have retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina from the DC area. They are enjoying the milder weather and have many friends as well as activities, especially bike riding, to keep them busy. Unfortunately, Jean also included the sad news that our classmate Joan Abbott Kiley succumbed to cancer and passed away on October 24, 2011. Joan will be sadly missed. • Mary Ryan Dean is planning another minireunion of some Duchesne West friends this coming summer in Rehoboth Beach, DE. • I actually spent a few days with my former roommate, Mary-Jo Dolliver Taddie, at her new home in Largo, FL. We had a wonderful five days together, talking incessantly as only old girlfriends can. She was hoping to attend one of the Newton/ Boston College events being held in Florida this past winter. • Our classmates are retiring and beginning to reach out to each other, so keep the news coming. You never know when something you contribute will result in your getting reconnected. • Happy spring!

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reunion year class participation goal: 507 Correspondent: Lawrence Edgar ledgar72@gmail.com I wonder if there’s ever been a university that’s been better represented at a Super Bowl than was BC at this year’s event. The winning Giants have John Mara ’76 as their president, Tom Coughlin (BC head coach, 1991–1993) as their coach, and players Mark Herzlich ’10, MS’11; Chris Snee ’04; Mathias Kiwanuka ’05; 15 15 class class notes notes

and Will Blackmon ’05. The Patriots roster includes Dan Koppen ’02 and Ron Brace ’08. • Speaking of BC-related events, in January we had a visit from Fr. Leahy here in Los Angeles, where alumni got to meet actor Chris O’Donnell ’92. Our classmate Brian Corrigan, an Orange County real-estate financier, and I were both in attendance. • I heard from Tom Herlehy, who continues to work for Land O’Lakes Corp. in northern Virginia. He makes frequent business trips to Africa, where he’s lived both in Egypt and on the island of Madagascar. • I got a message from Dotty Tehan Young, MEd’73, who’s a retired teacher and a volunteer in Branford, CT. She renewed her friendship with her BC roommate Joan DeNapoli Byrne at some class reunions. Since then, they have taken four trips to various parts of the country together. One reason for the trips is that they’re both birdwatchers. Joan is a visiting nurse with Partners Home Care in Boston. • Coleman Szely reports that he’s added a new credential. Besides his status as a CPA in Dumont, NJ, he’s also a certified fraud examiner. • Francis Gormley reports that one of his sons, Francis Jr., is the director of operations for the University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team. Francis Jr. was a member of last year’s team, which won the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and advanced to the finals of the NCAA tournament. He won the team’s Comeback Player of the Year award. • My condolences to the family of Gregory Cunningham, who passed away in January. Gregory was a yachtsman who lived in Ocean Ridge, FL.

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Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie newton885@bc.edu Congratulations to Kathy Coakley Barrie, curator of the newly opened and well-received Museum of Organized Crime in Las Vegas. Use a web browser to find lots of information about Kathy and her work in planning the museum. • Mary Sullivan Tracy, MTS’10, wants everyone to know that the Jesuit Collaborative’s Contemplative Leaders in Action program is currently in Boston, New York City, Syracuse, Philly, and DC.  Mary stated that CLIA is for individuals who have been out of college for several years.  For more information about Mary’s work as CLIA’s program coordinator and the CLIA program, go to www.jesuitcollaborative.org. • The eulogy Ann White Buttrick NC’53 wrote for her sister Elizabeth White, RSCJ, H’06, and the homily by Hilda Carey, RSCJ, NC’50 are available at www.bc. edu/newtoncollege. • Please take a moment to make sure your information is up-to-date in the Associated Alumni of the Sacred Heart database at www.sacredheartportal.org. AASH will publish a new national directory (5th edition) next year to coincide with AASH’s 80th anniversary. • For our 40th reunion, our class created the Newton College of 1972 Scholarship in honor of Frances de la Chapelle, RSCJ. If we can reach the $25,000 threshold to support a qualifying student during her first year at Boston College, a generous donor has agreed to provide an additional $75,000 to continue the Newton College Class of 1972 Scholarship for four years. Please continue our spirit with a gift. • Also, please celebrate our


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Thank you to all who sent news! • Tony Nuzzo recently authored a book titled The Business Pact: Connecting Business Thinking with Daily Living. Each chapter in the book is a vignette from 50 days of Tony’s personal journal. Tony is the primary organizer, chairman, president, and CEO of First Commons Bank, NA, which opened in 2009 and is already larger than half of all FDICinsured banks in the United States. It has branches in Newton Centre and Wellesley and serves businesses and individuals throughout eastern Massachusetts. • Denise Wilkening Cantin, who resides in Saugus, is the proprietor of the Ironside Grill, her family’s business for more than 60 years. • Deborah (Saitta) Ringer is an English instructor at Quincy College. • Frances Polverini retired from FedEx after 20 years and is currently employed by Especially For Pets. • Thomas Patrick Murphy writes: “While many members of the class might be dealing with sending kids to college—maybe grandkids—or even retirement, I am just hitting fifth and sixth gears. I am director of global procurement at Instron. We manufacture tensile testing equipment in nearby Norwood.” You can get in touch with him at thomaspatrickmurphy@ comcast.net. • Eileen Dunne has taken on a new cause since becoming disabled in 1993: helping to feed AIDS orphans in Mugumu, Tanzania. She writes: “I met a headmaster of the Kisangura School in 2000, when he came here to raise funds. He told me that a group of children remained in the school during the midday break, when the other children went home for lunch and a siesta.” They did not go home, he learned, because both parents had died, and there was nothing to eat. “Emmanuel told me that even when he had no food for the children, he sat with them so they would know someone cared about them. I felt compelled to do something to help. I had no experience with fundraising. I packed five boxes of soy powder, pens, pencils, and paper, but only two arrived. I knew I couldn’t do it alone, so I began to ask for donations. I read somewhere that Mahatma Ghandi said that if one does something good, people will come out of the woodwork to help. That empowered me. To my surprise, several people gave me donations. To date, I have been able to raise $35,000.” You can write to Eileen at 121 Riverside Avenue (206), Medford, MA 02155. • I hope there are lots more of you willing to share your lives and accomplishments with us. Until next time, enjoy the spring—or is it summer?

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s an art and art history major at Newton College, Kathy Barrie couldn’t have imagined her own future career. “Everything was changing then, for women, and in the culture as a whole,” she remembers. “We really could have had no idea what would be open to us.” Barrie crafted a career imagining the unexpected. As founding director of Cleveland Public Art, she advocated for civic art projects resulting in a rich legacy of sculptures, murals, and installations. Most recently, she has been a developer and the curator of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas and the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

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40th reunion with lots of news for our next column. Do you know that sending news to a Newton College class correspondent diminishes her silver streaks? • Take care.

Kathy Barrie in the historic courthouse building that houses the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in Las Vegas.

why did you decide to attend newton college?

assistant. Next, I worked in museum education at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

I was attracted to the location, the exciting and beautiful city of Boston; I knew it had a reputation for academic rigor; and a number of my friends were headed there.

how have you changed since graduation?

what was your first job? I worked in the art department at Northwestern University, as an administrative

I got on a trajectory at Newton College where I enjoyed exploring topics and embracing new things, and that hasn’t changed. I still have a child-like delight in new things.

for more of our interview with kathy barrie, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprofiles

The Boston College Libraries have made available digital editions of the yearbooks of Newton College of the Sacred Heart. You may already have learned of this from other sources, but in case not, I thought I’d pass the link along to you. You can access the yearbooks for all Newton classes, and it’s possible to search for individual names. I hope you find it useful— and fun! The collection can be accessed at www.archive.org/details/newtoncollegeyear books. • Christine (Richards) Beauchamp wrote: “Thanks for keeping us posted and for my birthday wishes. I am not a very ‘Facebookie’ (hey, a new word!) person, but every so often I check … My golf game is poor, for lack of time on the course, but my rules officiating keeps me passionately busy, and in 2011, I took on the challenge of promoting women’s golf through a program called Golf and the City. It offers free golf clinics and a girls’ night out with wine, fun, chats, spa nights, and other things women like! I have also been invited to form part of a USGA committee, and I officiated in one of its events last October. Hi to all my Newton friends and happy everything in 2012.” • Susan Kane is writing a book! “While I have written many technical papers during my years with IBM, my creative writing skills are nil. But it’s true! For many years I have collected antique fashion www.bc.edu/alumni

prints from a journal called Ackermann’s Repository, which was published in London from 1809 to 1828. These are all hand-colored prints of Regency fashions, and as I’m an avid Jane Austen fan, they have always held a fascination for me.” I’ve seen the first two chapters; it will be extraordinary, I’m sure. • I’ve been 100 percent negligent in my duties as amateur editor, with two surgeries in six months, a car crash for Charlie (thank you, he is fine!), you name it, so I’m hoping for forgiveness! I feel it is time to pass the baton to another writer who would love to pursue classmates and see things from a different perspective. I hope the next writer will have fun with it. I did—and thanks to all of you for your encouragement. I’ll always be available to you: brouij2@bc.edu. If you have interest, please contact Betsy McLain, class notes editor, at Boston College at bcaacomm@bc.edu or 617-552-4141.

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class notes Just after the last column was submitted I received a note from Rosina Bierbaum about the passing of her dear friend and our classmate Barbara Bowler Malmin, MA’74. Barbara died in July 2011 after a long, valiant battle with MS. Many will remember her for her incredible intelligence (joint BA/MA in English, A&S Honors Program) and for her beautiful singing voice from Chorale performances. She met her husband, Ron, when she was studying for her PhD at Notre Dame, and they made Chicago their home for the last 30 years. You may read Barbara’s complete eulogy on the BC alumni online community. Please remember Ron and their family and friends in your prayers. • After many years in campus ministry, Richard Donovan, OFM, is now serving in the Sacred Heart parish in Waltham with two other friars. He will be celebrating 25 years in the priesthood in December. • After serving on the board of directors there, last spring Joseph Abely became president and vice chairman of the Carroll Center for the Blind, a Newton-based nonprofit that serves the needs of blind and visually impaired persons. Joe also sits on the boards of B12 Technologies, ZoomSafer Inc., and the 100 Club of Massachusetts. He is a proud grandfather of two girls, and he resides in Wrentham. • Congratulations to climatechange photographer and classmate James Balog. Chasing Ice, a film about his work, was identified by the Wall Street Journal blog Speakeasy as among the “10 Hot Sundance Documentaries to Watch.” • I hope you and your family are well. I have spent the last couple of months recovering from shoulder surgery and I don’t recommend it! • Take care, and please drop me an email!

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Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan beth.docktor.nolan@bc.edu Hurrah! I have news since both Katie Boyle and Nina Hudner Beitman answered my plea for updates. Katie Boyle writes: “My darling husband of almost 35 years, Robo, and I have two daughters, three sons, two daughters-inlaw, and one granddaughter. We have one dog, five grand-dogs, three horses, and a pony. Robo has been retired for about 12 years and plays golf and curls. Our kids are lawyers, traders, realtors, nurse practioners, and horse trainers. I ride my jumpers every day and too frequently break bones, but I’m a great healer! Last winter I met up with my best buddy, Barbara Catalane Farrell NC’75, and…it was exactly like the old best of times!” Nina Hudner Beitman, who also was “encouraged” to send news, writes: “After 16 years of living in the Newport Beach, CA, area, we just moved 15 minutes south to Laguna Niguel, to a house on the rim of a canyon that is part of a regional wilderness park. We’re loving it, although our next-door neighbor said that one day he found two rattlesnakes in his backyard—yikes! This was our fourth major house renovation, and we are ready for some peace and quiet—and no more contractors. Our son Michael is a senior at Washington University in St. Louis and will be joining the rapidly shrinking world of finance after graduation. We were very active volunteers in his elementary and high schools and have served on Washington’s

Parents Council for the past four years. It’s been a great experience, but when Michael graduates, we’re looking forward to new adventures, especially more travel. I have to say, I’m so impressed with the spirit of Newton and BC. Michael was accepted at BC, and we went back for a visit. I was greeted at Alumni House like a long-lost relative when I told them I was a Newton graduate. It was lovely to be back on campus again, although it was hard for my husband and son to visualize what is now a beautiful reception area as the former Art Center, where radios were blaring through the night and people were sculpting, painting, throwing pots, and printing photographs into the wee hours of the morning! As an English major who mainly dealt with abstract ideas, I loved the hustle and bustle of the Art Center when I was working on my photography. Glad I began photography before the digital era!” • Your class correspondent is very grateful to Katie and Nina for their notes. Today is the perfect day for you to email me your news and/or musings for the next issue of class notes. We would love especially to hear from Roberta Kemp Brackemyre, Elise Gaudreau Bradley, Martha Taricano Brooks, and Anne Brown. Yes, your correspondent is going down the class list, but you do not have to wait for me to call your name—write now!

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class participation goal: 400 Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad hellasdamas@hotmail.com Hello, classmates! • Congratulations to Patrick Scannell, who was recently appointed CEO of Framingham-based GlassHouse Technologies, which provides independent data-center consulting and managed services. He previously served as senior VP, CFO, and treasurer of Netezza Inc. and as senior VP and CFO of Silknet Software.  Pat sits on the boards of Kiva Systems and Xtalic Corp., and he is also on the East Coast Executive Committee of the Boston College Technology Council.  • Edward Allard continues to enjoy his sixth year as a San Diego Superior Court judge. This past September, he enjoyed a fabulous weekend with BC classmates Tom Kennedy, Tom Masterson, Tim Kelly, John McKenna, Kevin Short, and  Ardie Klement. The weekend festivities were hosted by Tom and Joanne Kennedy at their beautiful summer home in Avalon, NJ. Activities included boating, golfing, and spending quality time with great friends. They plan on making this wonderful gathering an annual event. They missed Tony Cetrone and Tony Sukiennik, who were unable to attend. • Take care, everyone. Stay well and please don’t hesitate to send in your updates.

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class participation goal: 499 Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea gerbs54@hotmail.com In November, Stephen McMahan was promoted from president of Randstad Finance and Accounting and Randstad Human Resources to EVP of corporate services at Randstad US, Professionals. A longtime executive in the professional staffing and search business, Steve is based in the company’s Massachusetts headquarters, where he will work with the corporate services groups, as well as oversee the Enterprise Solutions group and the company’s health-care operations. • Joan Pilkington-Smyth has been appointed library director of the Attleboro Public Library, where she has worked in various capacities since 1984. Joan earned her master’s in library science from Simmons College in 1999. 

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class participation goal: 565 Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes nicholaskydes@yahoo.com In February, Jack Howarth was appointed VP of corporate affairs at Antares Pharma in Ewing, NJ. Jack has worked for more than 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry, previously serving in executive positions at King Pharmaceuticals, Kos Pharmaceuticals, and Elan Corp. before joining Antares. • In May, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, JD’80, is slated to speak at Commencement exercises at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, and he will also receive an honorary degree from the college.

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class participation goal: 470 Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans JulieButlerEvans@gmail.com Spring is in the air and with it, I hope, some news from you all will arrive in my “in-box”! • The winter found Jamie Bush sending news about his growing family and business. He and his wife, Sue (Chilson), are thrilled that daughter Sarah and her husband, Drake, had their first baby in February. Sarah is a nurse, and Drake is in banking. They are Upper West Siders near Central Park. The Bushes’ son Sam is director of worship at Christ Church in Charlottesville. Sam’s band, The Hill and Wood, got rave reviews on their first CD, and in December, they toured Philly, Boston, and New York City. Last year, Jamie took his business, Bush & Company, in a new direction by getting a new designation as a Chartered Special-Needs Consultant. He said that it has opened his eyes to the huge needs of families with special-needs children. He reports that although his “learning curve is still quite steep,” he’s finding this very rewarding, “as do most professionals privileged


to work with such families.” After several years of producing for HGTV, Sue started a business called Interior Finish Design and enjoys working with one or two clients at a time. Otherwise, she’s very involved in several community organizations as a board member. The Bushes live in Hingham, where they happily see Bill Donovan and Kathleen (Fallon) Driscoll frequently. • From Rensselaer, NY, Frank Coppa checked in to give a shout-out to the Chestnut Hill Motel crowd of 1974. He has lived in Upstate New York for quite a few years now and is an attorney with General Electric in Niskayuna. Although he says he remembers the ’75 Red Sox well, he has lived in New York long enough to have become a proud Yankees fan while remaining a less-proud Cowboys fan over the last few years. Frank sends a “hello” to old friend Paul Garvey and says that he hopes to drop by Duxbury one of these days soon.

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class participation goal: 475 Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley Peter@PeterBagley.com

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class participation goal: 500 Correspondent: Michele Nadeem michele.nadeem@gmail.com

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class participation goal: 549 Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee amckee81@aol.com Congratulations to Bob Kelly, who retired last July as a colonel from the Marine Corps Reserve after 30 years of service. Bob was recently awarded the Legion of Merit medal from the president of the United States for his services during his last military duty, between 2007 and 2010.  For the last two years, the Kellys have lived in Aurora, CO, where Bob is director of sales for New World Van Lines, and his wife, Shawn, is an interior designer.  Their youngest son, Michael, is a high school sophomore, and their oldest son, Robert, is a junior at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Bob writes that the Kellys love Colorado! • In November, Laura Cahill was elected to the UConn Law School Foundation Board of Trustees. She also serves as secretary of the board of directors of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association and as a member of the board of The Michael Bolton Charities. She is employed by Senator Joseph Lieberman as deputy state director and counsel in his Connecticut district office and lives in Glastonbury with her husband, Jim Hemphill.  Laura is looking forward to retirement this summer after working for more than two decades in politics. • Due to an unexpected serious medical disability upon graduating from Georgetown University with a doctorate in dental surgery

in 1986, Brian Snow could not practice dentistry and was limited in movement. He spent the next 10 years working with mentally and physically handicapped, autistic, and seriously emotionally-disturbed children across California. He says, “It was wonderful, and it changed my life. A sudden tragic situation turned into a wonderful lifechanging journey over time.”  Brian has won many awards, including special recognition from Boston’s Department of Health and Human Services for his devoted service to the children of Boston, and he was also on staff at Mass General Hospital. Brian moved to California in 1990 and has lived in San Diego for more than 10 years. Among his most recent accomplishments is the publication of his book, Santa Claus and Little Sister (CreateSpace, 2011), which deals with teenage suicide and Brian’s personal experience working with troubled young girls. I encourage you to visit Brian’s website, http://tosantaclaus.net, to learn more. • Please send me an email; our classmates and I would love to hear from you!

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class participation goal: 673 Correspondent: Mary McAleer O’Brien maryobrien14@comcast.net Mark Lawton retired as a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps after completing 26 years of active-duty service, which included assignments in Hawaii, on both coasts, at sea, and overseas. He recently started a new career in the financial industry and is now VP for compliance and public policy at the Navy Federal Credit Union in Vienna, VA. Mark and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Rick is in the Navy, stationed in Japan; Peter will graduate from BC in May; Amy is a freshman at Marymount University; and Hannah is a sophomore in high school. They are looking forward to being back at BC for Commencement in May, and Mark hopes to see lots of friends in town for our 30th reunion! • Last September, James Boyle was profiled in the Boston Herald. James is president of John Hancock, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary, as well as

its 27th year as the lead Boston Marathon sponsor this year. • Congratulations to my former second-grader, Rosemarie Corcoran, who will graduate from BC with the Class of 2012. • Belated condolences to the family of Alesandra (Jackson) Ballinghoff of Brewster, formerly of San Jose, CA, who passed away on July 5, 2011.

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class participation goal: 532 Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko cindybocko@hotmail.com With sadness I report the passing of Marshall G. Allan of New York City on November 11. Our sincere condolences are sent to Marshall’s family. • Please send me an update or submit your note online—you’ll be glad you did!

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class participation goal: 528 Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell bc84news@yahoo.com Greetings! Happy spring! • Diana Ribera’s daughter Ana is a sophomore at ICADE in Madrid and is studying law and international legal studies, with a double nationality in Spanish and American. Diana writes that Ana is now looking for a summer job in her field of study. Diana can be reached at dianaribera@telefonica.net. • Karen Izzi Bristing was featured in BC’s Light the World campaign newsletter. Karen has given back to BC by establishing the Bristing Palliative Care Fund, which provides endowed support for the Connell School of Nursing’s Palliative Care Program. She also has established the Bristing Urban Scholar Fund, which makes forgivable loans to students of the Lynch School of Education who go on to teach in urban schools. Finally, she has established the Karen Izzi Bristing Faculty Research Fund at the College of Arts and Sciences, which currently supports two junior faculty members in the economics department. Karen is a member of the Boston College

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class notes Board of Trustees and the owner of Equinox Equestrian Center in Sun Valley, CA. Her husband, Steve, co-owns and operates Race Truck Trends, which builds prototypes of new car and truck models. • Stephen P. Murray is also a member of the Boston College Board of Trustees and serves as cochair of the New York Region Campaign Council for Light the World. He is president and CEO of CCMP Capital Advisors LLC. • With sadness, I report that our classmate Kathleen Borkes passed away on October 28, 2011, at her home in Hawthorne, NJ. Kathleen worked for 17 years as a programmer analyst for Prudential. She also served as a caretaker for her parents and grandmother. She leaves her brothers, Gary and Robert, and her nephew, Christopher, all of New Jersey. • Well, that’s all the news for now. I hope to hear from you for our next column.

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class participation goal: 500 Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson bwilson@hlmx.com In September, Claudia Henao de la Cruz was appointed to the Boston College Board of Trustees. She is also a board member of Centro Mater Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing care, education, nourishment, health services, and afterschool programs to children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Centro Mater was founded in 1968 by Mother Margarita Miranda Otero, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, in response to the needs of exiled Cubans arriving in Miami. • Gary and Patty (Baranello) Donlin reside in Holliston with their three teenage sons: Brian (18), Mark (16), and Christopher (14). Christopher is in eighth grade; Mark is a junior at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury; and  Brian is a freshman engineering student at Notre Dame (hmm!).  If only BC offered an engineering program! Patty does a lot of volunteer work with their parish religious education program and school activities, and Gary is national director, employers, with Pfizer, where he has worked for 23 years. • With

sadness, I report that Greg Shea died suddenly on February 4, leaving behind his wife, Cindy (Seib) Shea, and daughters Alyson, who is a freshman at the University of Michigan, and Natalie, who is a junior in high school. Greg was devoted to his family and reveled in his girls’ many academic and athletic achievements. Hundreds of family members and friends, including many friends from his BC days, gathered in Beverly to laugh, cry, and say goodbye to Greg.  His smile, laugh, and love of life will be remembered forever by everyone lucky enough to have known him. • I am also sad to report the passing of Thomas M. Conneely and James Smith. Tom died in April 2011. He was living in Ocean Bluff at the time. Jimmy, a resident of Walpole, died in November 2011, leaving his wife, Barbara, and son Matthew. Jimmy worked as a probation officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Stoughton District Court for 15 years. He also served as a youth counselor at the Jackson Mann Community Center in Allston, a history teacher at Saint Columbkille High School, and a teacher at the Suffolk County Jail in Boston. He was active in political causes and as a community advocate, and he enjoyed organizing his high school reunions. In Walpole, he coached both basketball and football, and he was an avid Patriots fan, who will be remembered for his great sense of humor. • Please send me your news via email and I will be sure to include it in class notes.

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class participation goal: 594 Correspondent: Karen Broughton Boyarsky karen.boyarsky.86@bc.edu Peter Caride and Diana Garcia-Caride have established the Peter J. McQuade ’86 Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of our classmate and friend. This fund will continually support financial aid for students in need for generations to come. If you would like to contribute to the McQuade scholarship fund, please contact Jillian O’Connell in the office of University Advancement at 617-5523328 or jillian.oconnell@bc.edu. • For the

better part of the last two decades, I have had the privilege of writing class notes for Boston College Magazine. I have truly enjoyed staying in touch with so many classmates and friends from BC. I have now decided to pass the torch to Leenie Kelley. Leenie is an eighthgrade math teacher in Brockton and lives in Braintree. She is often seen at BC alumni events, reunions, and football games. Please email her your updates! She can be reached at leeniekelley@hotmail.com. Thank you all for your support over the last 20 years! In that time, we went from promotions and master’s degrees and weddings and babies to news that our kids are graduating from BC! When I started, there was no email! I used to love getting the mail to hear how everyone was doing. I will miss hearing from you but will look forward to going to the mail to read your updates in the Class of ’86 column! Thanks for the memories! Peace.

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reunion year class participation goal: 740 Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff catherine87@bc.edu Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all well. Here’s what’s new. • In the fall, Lou Imbriano, the former chief marketing officer of the New England Patriots and current president and CEO of TrinityOne Marketing, published his first book, Winning the Customer (McGraw-Hill, 2011). Throughout the book, Lou has incorporated dynamic personal stories drawn from his years with the team and in broadcasting, illustrating ways for companies—large or small—to convert consumers into fans. Lou also has been speaking for many organizations at their conferences and global events. • I didn’t receive any other updates, so here’s what is new with me: I was recently promoted to Massachusetts portfolio account manager for The Edrington Group, one of the largest companies in the Scotch whisky industry, maker of The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Brugal Rum. • That’s all for now. Please take the time to email me with your news!

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class participation goal: 510 Correspondent: Rob Murray murrman@aol.com For the first time in a long while, I have no updates from classmates. Apparently we are all very busy in our current jobs, with the same spouse and number of children. Is this what middle age looks like? Before answering that, remember there are people who have graduated from BC who weren’t even born when we graduated. • The respite from updates leaves me with a command to all ’88ers who read this: Start saving the money, asking for the time off, losing the weight, regrowing the hair, finding the babysitter, and shopping for the outfit!  It is one year until our 25th reunion, and I think it would be a blast if we made it our best ever.  I certainly hope I don’t have to track down any


former fourth- or fifth-floor residents of Hillside B. If tradition holds, the dorms will be the place to stay. Everyone should be able to afford that (financially, that is; the sleep deprivation could be harmful, and it’s best not to think about things like “thread count”). Please, no sleeping in closets this time; it might disturb the cheese-wheel bowlers. Pack a wine opener.

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class participation goal: 480 Correspondent: Andrea McGrath andrea.e.mcgrath@gmail.com We have only a brief update this quarter! Would love to keep getting more! Please continue to email me your updates at my address above or post them directly to the BC alumni online community (recently revised) at www.bc.edu/alumni/association/ community.html. • Paul Tremer (ptremer@ yahoo.com) was named the 2011 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Information Systems Security Officer of the Year during a ceremony at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. • John Taylor (john.taylor.e@gmail.com) and wife Maureen joyfully celebrated the baptism of their youngest child, Sean, in November 2010. They were looking forward to May, when their eldest, Christian, makes his First Communion. John is Christian’s CCD teacher (view the picture posted online). • Bruce Harrington (bharrington58@ comcast.net) was promoted to VP of sales and business development at John Hancock Financial Network. He joined JHFN in July 2010 as head of retirement sales and strategy. Bruce earned his MBA from Suffolk University and a pension administration certificate from Bentley College.

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class participation goal: 425 Correspondent: Kara Corso Nelson bc90news@cox.net Bryan Dumais was promoted to regional VP, Midwest region, Nissan Sales Division, of Nissan North America in January. He is now responsible for Nissan vehicle sales, customer satisfaction, and market presence in an area covering 11 Midwest states. • I am sorry to report we have lost our classmate John McWhinnie, MA’90, who died on January 6 in a snorkeling accident in the British Virgin Islands.  A rare-book collector and dealer who also had a deep appreciation for contemporary art, John was the director of John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, a rare-book shop and gallery in Manhattan. At BC, John earned his master’s degree in philosophy in 1990 together with his bachelor’s degree, and he went on to teach in Manila as a Fulbright scholar and attend graduate school at Fordham. John leaves his wife, his sister, and his parents. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. • After 22 years serving as your class correspondent, it is with mixed emotions that I pass the baton to our very capable classmate Missy Campbell Reid. Please welcome Missy, and send her a

little “hello”—along with your news, of course! You may reach her at missyBC90@ comcast.net. I look forward to eagerly awaiting the arrival of Boston College Magazine and flipping to the notes without already knowing what they say! I thank all of you for your support over the years. I will always be proud to represent the Class of 1990!

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class participation goal: 510 Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno pegmb@comcast.net I hope this finds you all doing well and enjoying the wonderful spring! With the mild winter we’ve had, it almost seems like it’s been spring for months! Please send along any news you may have as things are a little light again this time around! Consider sharing details of events you are enjoying with your fellow BC alumni, your accomplishments at work, or activities with your family! I am sure fabulous things are happening for many of you—don’t be reluctant to share. People want to know how you’re doing! • Joe Beasley is working as a border patrol agent in Alpine, TX, enjoying the challenges it provides as well as the opportunity to work outdoors. If you’d like to get in touch with Joe, feel free to email him at joe3@lycos.com. • John and Kristin (Ludlam) Curreri are living in Dallas with their two sons, Jake (14) and Connor (11), along with four boxers (Rocco, Mikey, Martini, and Dudley—the last three being rescue dogs). John is now CFO and chief operating officer of a venture capital firm, Trailblazer Capital, which invests in earlystage technology companies.  Kristin is a contract CFO for NetSocket, an early-stage technology company. Also, in November, John completed the Florida Ironman Triathlon in a respectable 13.5 hours (yes all 140.6 miles: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run), given he had knee surgery six weeks prior to the race. Kristin continues her equestrian endeavors, riding in three-day competitions (dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping) across the Southwest. • Kelly Delorey married Scott Harriman over Labor Day weekend in a lovely ceremony in Westford, with Kristin Curreri and Paola Beresh as bridesmaids. Paola made the trip from across the pond (London) to help celebrate the day. Kelly and Scott are now living in Londonderry, NH. Kelly is maintaining her chiropractic practice in Wakefield, MA, so be sure to look her up!

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reunion year class participation goal: 648 Correspondent: Paul L. Cantello cantellop@gmail.com Can you believe it has been 20 years since we graduated from BC? Where has the time gone? Please mark your calendar for our reunion weekend, June 1–3, at BC. Come celebrate the good things life has brought us and reconnect with lost friends. We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact Peter Boston at peter. www.bc.edu/alumni

boston@bc.edu for more information. • Jeff and Mary Ellen (Collins) Quinn welcomed their son Nathan Jeffrey “Nate” into the world on August 27—during Hurricane Irene. Mary Ellen manages the events group at Jenzabar, a software company in Boston. The family resides in Beverly. • Tim and Cindy (Abella) Shanley welcomed their first child, Timothy Kelly “T.K.” Shanley Jr., on May 14, 2011. Cindy is a global marketing director at Energizer Personal Care but is currently enjoying an extended maternity leave. The Shanleys live in Fairfield, CT. • Ali Bastani resigned as a managing director from Goldman Sachs after nearly 14 years and co-founded an independent firm, Seven Post Investment Office LP, in San Francisco (www.sevenpost.com).  Ali and wife Shalini welcomed their newest family member, Dylan, their third son, who joins Myles (6) and Blake (3). The family lives in San Francisco. • Jamie Oberman, an otolaryngologist, was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A commander in the Navy, with 15 years of active-duty service, Jamie is president of the medical staff at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. He and wife Meg have three children: Connell, Aidan, and Bridget. • Jennifer Parent was sworn in as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association at its 2011 annual meeting. Jennifer is a director/partner in McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton PA’s litigation department and chair of the employment law practice group. Jennifer works out of the firm’s Manchester, NH, and Woburn, MA, offices.

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class participation goal: 436 Correspondent: Sandy Chen Dekoschak sdekoschak@gmail.com Christopher Woods returned from a year-long Google Global Leader Rotation program in London and is now taking on the role of Google’s head of global industry relations. • Michael and Maria (Boeke) Mongillo reside in Orange, CT, with their two children, Leah (11) and Nicole (9). Maria earned her DEd in educational leadership from Southern Connecticut State University in August 2011. She is currently an assistant professor at the College of New Rochelle in the early childhood and childhood education departments. Michael is employed by Wind-up Records in New York as VP of domestic and international product management. • Patrick and Allison (Hughes) Goddard live in San Diego with their two sons, Murray and Lincoln. Patrick changed careers a few years ago from software development to teaching and is now teaching history and English at San Diego High School. Allison is an attorney at Patterson Law Group, focusing on representing employees and consumers in class actions. She serves as a lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, and she was recently recognized as a San Diego Super Attorney. • Author Ted Murphy is receiving rave reviews on his latest novel, The Running Waves. The book (which he co-wrote with his brother Seton) takes place on Cape Cod in the summer of 1994 and has become very popular with people our age, considering the time period. Ted is also teaching the craft of writing at BC’s Woods College.


class notes Congratulations, Ted! • Editor’s note: After eight years of service, your class correspondent, Sandy (Chen) Dekoschak, has decided to step down. We would like to thank her for her excellent columns during this time and for helping to keep your classmates connected to one another and to BC. If you would like to help continue her good work reporting news and representing the Class of 1993 in Boston College Magazine, please contact Betsy McLain at classnotes@bc.edu or 617-552-4141.

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class participation goal: 352 Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane nancydrane@aol.com Happy 2012, everyone. I don’t know about you, but the lack of snow this winter has been a bit of a drag. Oh, well—happy spring! • I wanted to remind you all to send me news of your 40th-birthday adventures! As for me, I’m headed to Sonoma, CA, with my college roomies for some well-deserved celebrations. Now on to the news. • In November, Tim Reichardt was named director of business analysis and training at Narragansett Bay Insurance Co. Tim resides in Cranston, RI. • Kim (Kozemchak) Paster wrote to announce the birth of son Jake on August 17, 2011. Jake joins big sisters Caroline (8) and Katherine (4). Kim and husband Bradley live in Westwood, and Kim works part-time with Holland & Knight LLP in Boston. • After spending the last 10 years in Washington DC finishing her MBA at George Washington University and working at Discovery Networks as a VP for human resources, Allison (Williams) Small “retired” to Hagerstown, MD, to be a stay-at-home mom to her two girls, Abella (3) and Madeline (10 months). Allison’s husband, Jeff, is a bariatric and general surgeon practicing in Hagerstown and Harrisburg, PA. Allison and Jeff will celebrate their 18th anniversary in May.  • Meredith (McNeilage) McCormack and her family were in California last August and met up with Paul McNamara.  Paul lives in Los Angeles with wife Jessie and their two children, Callum (3) and Lucy (1). Paul is the California bureau chief for CNBC. Meredith is a stay-at-home mom to William (9) and Timmy (8) and lives in Fairfield, CT. • Finally, I am thrilled to announce that my BC roommate, Elizabeth (O’Hearn) Galvin, and husband John welcomed beautiful Micaela Jayne on January 28. Big sister Georgia was thrilled to welcome Micaela to the family! • That’s all, folks. I look forward to hearing more from you all soon. 

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class participation goal: 450 Correspondent: Kevin McKeon kmckeon@gmail.com In January, Raymond Montes joined the senior management team of Premier Beverage Group Corp. as president of its subsidiary CaptiveBrands Corp. Ray has worked for many years in sales

and in management for major drug, grocery, and mass-merchandise retail chains in various capacities. • Christopher Morrison, JD’01, recently became a partner at the Boston office of Jones Day. Chris is the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s litigation section. He and his wife, Allison, live in Medfield, where Chris serves on the School Committee.

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class participation goal: 383 Correspondent: Mike Hofman mhofman12@gmail.com

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1997

reunion year class participation goal: 420 Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy sabrina.mccarthy@perseusbooks.com I still find it hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since we donned our caps and gowns and received our diplomas. If you haven’t already signed up, please join us on June 1–3 for what promises to be a great reunion weekend. Now for our updates. • On February 11, Allison Moosally and her husband, Justin Woodhouse, welcomed their new daughter, Isabella Jane, who joins her big brother, Luke (2). Allison and Justin are both practicing dermatologists and live in Gates Mills, OH. • Liam ’99 and Danielle (Mercurio) O’Heir welcomed their new son, Tyler Thomas, on July 6, 2011. Evan (5) and Carly (3) are excited to have a little brother. • Kurt ’98 and Kimberly (Field) Hawks welcomed their third child, Griffin Field Hawks, on February 3. He joins big sisters Lila (5) and Iris (3). The Hawks family recently moved from San Francisco to Tiburon, CA. Kurt is general manager for Greystripe, a mobile ad network and division of ValueClick, while Kim is currently staying home with their three children. • Danielle Luciano Rourke completed ob/gyn residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery and now works in private practice in Connecticut. She resides in Farmington with her three children and her husband, Sean. • Jill Rathyen completed ER residency at St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and is currently an attending physician at Overlook Hospital in New Jersey. She resides in Summit with her husband, George, and three sons. • Sharon Cawley recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular research at Harvard Medical School and is now a postdoctoral scientist at Acceleron Pharma in Cambridge. She resides in Newton Highlands.

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class participation goal: 505 Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht hohudson@yahoo.com In December, Ellen (Jackman) McCully returned from a 10-month deployment to 21 class notes

Helmand Province, Afghanistan. A major in the Marine Corps, Ellen served as a rule of law advisor at the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team in the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. • In late 2011, Michelle (Breitman) Hipwood joined a new company, ImmusanT, an early-stage biotechnology company focused on developing a treatment, and a set of diagnostic and monitoring tools, to manage patients with celiac disease. Michelle, who previously raised capital for the company, is the director of finance and operations. • Kevin and Stacy (Reid) Clark, MEd’99, welcomed their third child, Emma Grace, on January 19, 2012. Emma’s brother Ryan (4) and sister Molly (2) are enjoying their new baby sister. They still live in Santa Cruz, CA, where Stacy is enjoying being a mom and watching her kids develop. • Donald Steven Lee was recently promoted to systems director at Assurant Specialty Property in Miami. He also moved into a new home in Palmetto Bay with his wife, Mary, and five children: Gabi (12), Steven (10), Sofia (5), and twins Nicole and Jessica (3). • JonMarc Buffa is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law School, teaching a class called Complex Derivative Transactions. • I hope everyone has a wonderful summer—and please send me your updates! I will respond to everyone via email, so if you do not hear from me, you know I did not receive your update. Thank you!

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class participation goal: 430 Correspondent: Matt Colleran bc1999classnotes@hotmail.com Correspondent: Emily Wildfire ewildfire@hotmail.com I hope everyone had a great spring. It’s great to hear from everyone, so please keep the updates coming. • Keira Ford and Kevin Schuler were married on September 17 in Port Washington, NY. Sarah (Garvey) Cockerill, Rachael Quebec MEd’00, Matt Johnson, and PJ Brennan were in the wedding party. Also in attendance from the Class of ’99 were Marie (Harrison) Johnson, Regine (Bergeson) O’Neill, Amy (Miggins) Witts, Jessica Lantos, Sumaya (Twal) McCleave, Regina (Warga) Sigal, Ryan Cremins, Pat Criscillo, Ken Johnston, Andrew and Katie (Hart) Rollauer, Jon Straub, Bill Fennell, and Nick Vegliante. Keira and Kevin met in first grade, and years later Kevin proposed in their old first-grade classroom. Keira is a senior marketing manager for Food & Wine magazine, and Kevin is VP of corporate financial planning and analysis at Time Inc. They live in New York City. • Andrew and Jennifer (Mikucki) Julie welcomed their second daughter, Clara Caroline, on August 12. She joins big sister Stacey (2), and the family continues to live in Canada, just outside Toronto. • Brian and Lindsay (Taylor) Belanich and big sister Taylor welcomed the birth of John “Jack” David Belanich on April 18, 2011, in La Jolla, CA. • Ryan and Hilary (Graham) LaFoley welcomed a son, Martin Graham LaFoley, on June 20, 2011. Martin joins sister Francie, who turned 3 in March. They are going into their 12th year in


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class notes Bozeman, MT, which has turned into a hot spot for BC grads! • Elizabeth Prassas married Matt Licata on October 22 in Chicago. The wedding party included BC grads Julie (Prassas) Kras ’04 (matron of honor), Melissa Costigan (maid of honor), and Emily (Miller) Ciaglo. Other BC grads in attendance included George Schaefer and Molly McShane, Kelly (Muldoon) Graham, Brian Wyatt, Dave DeSantis, Mark Peters, Tim Epstein, Brian Corby, Chris Shore, Chris ’90 and Michelle (Annett) Prassas ’90, and Katie (Prassas) Tingle ’91. The couple reside in Chicago. • Wade and Megan (Cellitti) Brown, MA’00, welcomed their third child, John “Jack” Luca, on December 16, 2011. Big sister Anna (6) and big brother Christopher (3) couldn’t be happier! • I (Matt Colleran) have the pleasure of working with and seeing Jodie (Moule) Neville every day at Hasbro as we both play with toys and games all day long (and do a little work). Jodie is leading the PreSchool Games group, so don’t ever accept a challenge from her to play Hungry Hungry Hippos—she knows all the tricks to win!

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class participation goal: 460 Correspondent: Kate Pescatore katepescatore@hotmail.com Happy spring! I hope the flowers are blooming and everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather. • In January, Laura Angelini, JD’03, was named partner of the law firm Hinckley, Allen & Snyder in Providence, RI. Laura practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense. • Also in January, Michael Long was elected partner of Lowenstein Sandler in the white-collar criminal defense practice group. His practice also involves complex civil litigation and appellate matters. Michael earned his JD from Seton Hall University School of Law. • Michael Zullo, an attorney at Duane Morris, was recently promoted from associate to partner. He is located in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where he is a member of the trial practice group, concentrating his practice in litigation matters in the financial services industry. • Chris Hovan has retired from the National Football League after 10 seasons and joined Skip Holtz’s University of South Florida coaching staff. • Saya Hillman was selected as one of Brazen Careerist’s top 20 “Young Professionals to Watch in 2012.” Saya’s video-production company, Mac’n Cheese Productions, organizes unique, inperson events intended to help people meet new people. • Tim Nolan married Carolyn Launie on November 11 at the Gate of Heaven Church in South Boston. • Andy Sullivan and his wife, Janean, welcomed the birth of daughter Nora in March 2011. The family lives in Andover. • Phil and Joanna Enstice Kerpen welcomed daughter Lillian “Lilly” Victoria on April 14, 2011. Joanna was also recently named partner at my law firm, McDermott Will & Emery, and the family lives in Washington DC. • Steve and Natalie Rini, along with big sister Grace, proudly announce the arrival of Charles “Charlie” Anthony on October 11, 2011. The family resides in Cleveland. • Jim Maher and his

wife, Kristina Konnath, MS’01, welcomed the birth of daughter Grace in November 2011. She joins older sister Nieve. The family lives in Arlington. • Patrick Purcell and his wife, Francesca Mills, welcomed the birth of daughter Eloisa. The family lives in Beacon Hill. • Gregory Angelo would like to thank the BC community for its support after the recent loss of his mother, Carolyn Maria Angelo. • Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful news. Please don’t forget that you can also post your news on the BC alumni online community.

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class participation goal: 500 Boston College Alumni Association classnotes@bc.edu Boston College Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 We are pleased to share news of three families celebrating the arrival of new additions. Sean ’00, MBA’11, and Courtney (DiSchino) McCarthy announce the birth of their second son, Ryan, on November 24, 2010. Courtney writes: “Ryan’s older brother Danny is very excited to have a new best friend!” • Also happily announcing the birth of a child are Joe and Marisa (Consolla) Fava, whose son Benjamin Alden arrived on April 8, 2011. • We also heard from John and Kathy (Lotas) Votino, whose second daughter, Emily Raye, arrived on May 10, 2011. Big sister Molly helped to welcome her home. The Votinos make their home in Southington, CT, and Kathy is working at ESPN. • In January, attorney Mario Coppola was promoted to partner at the Connecticut law firm of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, where he practices in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning, property tax assessment appeals, real estate transactions, and general civil litigation. Mario was also recently selected by New England Super Lawyers magazine for inclusion on its 2011–2012 list of New England Rising Stars and by Connecticut Magazine as a Connecticut Rising Star. • We would like to thank Erin Mary Ackerman for her service as your class correspondent during the past several years and for helping to keep your classmates connected to one another and to BC. We are now seeking a new correspondent to represent the Class of 2001 in class notes; if you would like to assume this role, please contact Betsy McLain at classnotes@bc.edu or 617-552-4141.

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reunion year class participation goal: 634 Correspondent: Suzanne Harte suzanneharte@yahoo.com Congratulations to Michael and JulieAnn (Little) Schortmann, who are very excited to announce the birth of their son, Matthew Griffin Schortmann, on July 18, 2011. On the same day, Julie was appointed assistant principal of Westfield High School. The family lives in Westfield. • In September 2011, Mary Curtin, a graduate of the Connell School 23 class notes

of Nursing, married Thomas Timberg, a financial manager at Honeywell. Mary is working as a nurse practitioner at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. • Jason Sinnarajah and wife Jessica welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Taylor Pohl Sinnarajah, on December 19, 2011. Taylor is already wearing Boston College clothing and listening to “For Boston.” • I hope everyone is getting excited about our 10th reunion this June!

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class participation goal: 500 Correspondent: ToniAnn Kruse kruseta@gmail.com Lorelei and Michael Bandola are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Kailah Alexis, on November 9 in Burbank, CA. • Also happily announcing the birth of a child are Garrett and Sarah (Sedlock) Call, whose baby boy, Lawson James, arrived on November 18, 2011, in Worcester. Lawson has a big brother, Graham Henry (2). All are doing well. • I haven’t received much news from anyone in the last few months and trust that means all are happy and busy! Please email me if you have anything wonderful to share at kruseta@gmail.com. Happy spring!

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class participation goal: 500 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf allieweiskopf@gmail.com Allison Puca has been promoted to director of relationship management in Private Equity Services at Alvarez & Marsal in New York City. Allison recently celebrated her three-year anniversary at A&M, which is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround, restructuring, and performanceimprovement services. She works with A&M management to devise a strategic plan to build business with clients on account, regional, national, and industry-specific levels.

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class participation goal: 525 Correspondent: Joe Bowden joe.bowden@gmail.com Correspondent: Justin Barrasso jbarrasso@gmail.com Attorney Michael Harper has recently transferred from the Silicon Valley office of the international law firm Jones Day to its new location in São Paulo to help establish the firm’s first office in Brazil—and in South America. In Brazil, Michael focuses on antitrust and competition law. • Kathryn Henry and Paul Zentko were married on July 16, 2011, in Ridgefield, CT. Bridesmaids included Claire DeFilippis and Elizabeth Reeves Messier, and groomsmen included Patrick Phelan, George Smiltins, David Henry ’07, and Michael Henry ’09. Other


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ne day in 2010, Natalina Depina woke up at 4 a.m. filled with the sudden conviction that she needed to feed 5,000 people. “God spoke to me,” she says. “I hoped He planned to keep waking me up with some instructions, because I had no idea how I was supposed to do this!” She started making sandwiches and passing them out in Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Friends volunteered to help, and she formed a nonprofit called Project 5K. Though Depina, the director of operations at an immigration law firm, is looking toward law school and pursing an acting career, she still plans to continue her work with Project 5K. “It’s probably the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,” she says.

class participation goal: 550 Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori conciato@bc.edu

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Jacqueline Wyka and Anthony Mahajan were married on July 8, 2011, at St. Mary Church in Greenwich, CT. Maurya Couvares was Jackie’s maid of honor. They celebrated with a reception at the Inn at Longshore in Westport. Jackie is completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at Ferkauf Graduate School, and Anthony is an assistant U.S. attorney for New Jersey. • Katie Poff married Drew Wiechnicki in Houston on October 15, 2011. Eagles in the wedding party included Taylor Goodell Benedum, Amanda Lee, Natalie Caruso MBA’11, Jen MacLellan, Kelly Carroll, Kelly Luken, Mike Parker, Ryan Lowry, Ryan Jones, Brendan Collins, Tim Goulter, Joe Lesniak, Tony Calabro, and Josh Palazola, Class of ’13. • Keeley Mathews and Daniel Mezzancello were married on October 15, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, NC. A celebration of their marriage followed with a reception at the Brooklyn Arts Center. BC wedding party members included best man and matchmaker, JB Baronowski, as well as Alice Carney, Allison Luvera, Brent Mathews ’04, Cassandra Svenson, and Annie Leese Thistle. Other BC alumni in attendance included Jolie Schwarz; Meghan O’Neill; Suzanne Szalai; Marita Murrman ’72, MS’77; Kelly Lavery; and Tamara Dawli. Danny is receiving his MBA from NYU and is employed by Consolidated Edison. Keeley is receiving her MS in nutrition from Hunter College and is employed by MetroActive Fitness. They honeymooned in Costa Rica and reside in New York City. • Kara Gallagher and Stephen Cromack ’04 were married on July 30, 2011, in Norwich, CT. The wedding party included BC alumni Erin Cromack ’01; Daniel Cromack ’97, JD’01; Adam Webster ’05; Christopher Lindahl ’04; Ryan Pontier ’04; and Keith

On graduation day, I got a phone call from Morgan Stanley offering me a job as a paralegal.

I started a hip-hop dance group, which I loved.

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Eagles in attendance included Courtney Strong, Carolyn Rock, Maureen Traynor, Christy Slavik, Jennifer Calabrese, Lauren Christie, Jennifer Leslie Panaro, Aimee DiGilio, Noreen McLane Phelan, Brendan Porath, Justin Huvelle, Peter Gartland, Guilford Forbes, Jonathan Messier, Colm Ryan JD’08, Matthew Panaro ’04, and Laine Alexandra Blumenkopf ’06. • Amar Ashar is the program coordinator at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a research center/ think tank at Harvard University. • Timothy Klug has founded Essentially Organic Vending, which provides healthy and nutritious options as alternatives to sugary snacks. Timothy has already brought this program to several schools in Cleveland and is hoping to bring his vending machines, filled with organic snacks and drinks, to numerous high-traffic areas, including hospitals, businesses, and even airports. • We are saddened to report the passing of Crystal Gomes in Los Angeles on February 21, 2012. She worked as a costume designer and was also a writer and actress. She was well-known and highly respected among her peers at Boston College, and our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

Natalina Depina says she loves taking on challenges—like figuring out how to feed 5,000 people in need.

what do you look forward to each day? Every day is another day that I’m possibly able to help someone. And I strive every day to be a better person; sometimes it’s hard.

for more of our interview with natalina depina, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprofiles

Normant ’04; and reader Courtney Shea ’04. Many other BC alumni attended the celebration. After BC, Kara earned her MAT in science education; she is now a high school biology teacher in Hanover. Stephen is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at BC. The couple reside in Boston’s South End.

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class participation goal: 1,000 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell lauren.faherty@gmail.com Elizabeth Gallaher and Andrew Bassett were married on August 6, 2011, on a warm and sunny day in Chicago. The wedding at Loyola University’s Madonna della Strada Chapel was followed by a reception at the Chicago History Museum. Their wedding party included Danielle Vartigian, maid of honor; Allison Bassett ’09; Jason Littman-Quinn; John Ring; and Dustin Moore. Those who came to celebrate in Chicago included many of their closest BC friends: Becky Cudmore, Ashley Gestrich, Stephanie Kazane, Allie Rebello, www.bc.edu/alumni

Brendan Arsenault, Christopher Coutin, Emily Lyons, Maren McMullan, Ashley Mattys, Alyson Papalia, Kaitlyn Sprague, and Alyson Wattinne MEd’08. Liz works as a nurse at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is pursuing her master’s in nurse anesthesia at Rush University. Andrew received his JD from Loyola University and is now working in baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.

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class participation goal: 650 Correspondent: Maura Tierney mauraktierney@gmail.com Congratulations to Milagros Bernabó and Lautaro Sourigues, who were married on July 30, 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two met while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Argentina in 2008. In attendance to celebrate were fellow Eagles Kaitlin Wagner, Mike Usinger ’06, Shannon Sullivan, Jennifer Bickford ’09, Kimberly Carey, Elise D’Ammora, Nicole Reyes, Katie West ’07, Sean Kane ’07, Santiago Bunce ’07, and Jenn Arens ’07. • This past fall, Courtney


class notes Tincher spent two months in New Zealand, where she was managing MasterCard’s global sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup. • Amanda Engborg, Megan Maile Green, and Meghan Hillmeyer (all theater arts majors) have been performing comedy in Chicago since graduating. Their sketch comedy group, Drew’s Tumbler, produces video shorts and performed at the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in January. Check out their videos at www.youtube.com/ drewstumbler, and for more information, see www.facebook.com/drewstumbler.

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class participation goal: 600 Correspondent: Timothy Bates tbates86@gmail.com Fellow ’09 Eagles, I regret to inform you that our classmate Kelly Yeda passed away unexpectedly on January 27, seven days after being diagnosed with acute APL leukemia. At BC she majored in biology, and before her untimely passing, she was working as a research assistant at Dana-Farber, with the intention of attending medical school and working with underserved populations. On February 2, there was a memorial service held on the Heights, where alumni from all over the country came to celebrate Kelly’s life. At the memorial, Sarah Alsamarai delivered an address to honor her friend and former suitemate. Below is an excerpt from that address, which can be found in its entirety on the BC alumni online community at www.bc.edu/alumni/association/ community.html. Please keep Kelly, her family, and friends in your thoughts and prayers. • “Kelly lived a full, beautiful life. She appreciated her life and always knew her perspective in the scope of the world. What I admire most about Kelly is how caring she was. [She] cared about her family and friends, and the very society and world she lived in, in the deepest way possible. When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, she traveled there and helped with the cleanup. Kelly’s ability to use her voice to speak on behalf of others whose voice could not be heard is something that will always inspire me. She brought her friends incredible joy. It is no surprise that when her health became very serious on Sunday, within minutes the hospital waiting room was filled with friends from all over Boston, and friends in Australia, Italy, and Spain were phoning in, trying to make sense of what was happening. Kelly meant so much to so many people. Kelly’s love of others was also reflected in how she pushed all of her friends to be the best they could be. It is in this spirit that we must go onwards with our lives—remembering Kelly’s calls for productivity—and chase what lights our inner fires. For me, Kelly was always the person who reminded me of what really mattered in life. I am reminded of this quote, ‘At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.’ For me, that was Kelly.”

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class participation goal: 525 Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney bridget.k.sweeney@gmail.com

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class participation goal: 500 Correspondent: Brittany Lynch brittanymichele8@gmail.com George Hart is a world history teacher through Teach For America at Miami Northwestern Senior High School. • Kaleigh Polimeno is an administrative assistant at Children’s Hospital Boston. • Casey Covarrubias is a campaign associate at Project Bread, which organizes the Walk for Hunger in Boston. • Amber Channer is the data research coordinator at the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York City. • Djeanane Chanoine is a sales analyst for Shoplet.com. • Elisha James is a staff associate at Ernst & Young in Boston. • Elizabeth Halle is a benefits and excellence program analyst at Burger King Corp. in Miami. • Lake Coreth is currently in Argentina on a Fulbright Scholarship. • Lauren Comforti and Ruth O’Herron teach English at Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities in Tongliao, China. • Leany Prieto is studying law at Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Puerto Rico. • Camilo Rico and Dan Castillo work at L.E.K. Consulting in Boston. • Cori O’Connor works at Bloomberg in financial sales and analytics in New York City. • Michael Sendik works at Deloitte in Chicago.

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class participation goal: 1,000 Correspondent: Boston College Alumni Association classnotes@bc.edu Welcome, Class of 2012, to the ranks of Boston College alumni! We congratulate you on your graduation and hope you are having a wonderful summer. We would love to hear from you as you launch careers, enter grad school, embark on travels—and continue to connect with BC classmates and friends. Send us your news or post it on the BC alumni online community at www.bc.edu/alumni/association/community. html (where you can also post a picture). • We are also seeking a correspondent for the Class of 2012. If you would like to serve BC in this capacity, please contact Betsy McLain, class notes editor, at classnotes@bc.edu.

carroll school gsomdean@bc.edu Fulton Hall, Room 320 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In January, Chris Guiffre, JD’95, MBA’96, was appointed senior VP and chief business officer, a newly created position, at Cambridge-based Cerulean Pharma Inc. The company designs and develops tumor25 25 class class notes notes

targeted nanopharmaceuticals. • Christele and Francois-Xavier Harel, MBA’99, welcomed their first daughter, Maëlys Harel, who was born on February 15 in Limoges, France. Francois-Xavier is a sworn chartered accountant and launched his own audit and public accounting company in France in 2005. • Adam Sulkowski, MBA/JD’00, is an associate professor of business law and sustainability at UMass Dartmouth. Last year, UMass Dartmouth became the first university in the world to achieve an A-level of compliance with the world’s top standard for sustainability reporting, and the report was produced by MBA students in Adam’s Business Law and Corporate Responsibility class. Adam has spoken widely about this in webinars and other public forums and has invited other schools to imitate or compete with UMass Dartmouth. • Tom MacDonald, MBA’02, has published his first novel, The Charlestown Connection (Oceanview Publishing, 2011). Tom, who received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine in 2009, was first inspired to write while earning his MBA at Boston College. He runs the Harvest on Vine, a community food pantry in Charlestown, and lives in Braintree, where he’s working on his second novel. • In February, Mike Puglia, MBA’00, joined the executive team of TimeTrade as VP of marketing. The company produces solutions for online appointment scheduling for business.

connell school nursing.alums@bc.edu Cushing Hall, Room 201 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In December 2011, Mark Murphy, MS’89, was appointed to the newly created position of senior VP for system development and ambulatory care at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, where he has worked since 1989. Mark is currently working toward an MBA from Le Moyne College. A resident of Liverpool, NY, he is a member of several community boards, including PACE of Central New York, the New York State Home Care Association of Rosewood Heights Skilled Nursing Facility, and the Liverpool Little League. • In February, Angelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD’07, was appointed senior VP for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Angelleen also holds current faculty appointments at several Boston-area universities and serves on the Connell School’s Diversity Advisory Board at BC. She resides in Franklin.

gsas classnotes@bc.edu McGuinn Hall, Room 221-A Chestnut Hill, MA 02467; 617-552-3265 In January, Frances Mervyn, PhD’78, received the 2011 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award. The award honors faculty members who have inspired their students to “create an organization which has demonstrably conferred a benefit on the community at large.” A community mental health expert and dean of students at the Massachusetts


School of Professional Psychology, Frances was nominated for the award by a doctoral student she had mentored and advised in the 1970s. The student, who worked at New Hampshire Hospital in conjunction with the New Hampshire Crime Commission, initiated a pilot study to benefit victims of serious crime; the study received government funding and each New Hampshire county now has victim/witness services as a result. • Also in January, attorney GailAnn Stargardter, PhD’82, was promoted to partner of the California law firm Archer Norris. GailAnn is resident in the firm’s Walnut Creek office, where she is a member of the insurance coverage practice. • Rev. Christopher Smith, PhD’92, was a consulting editor to and writer for the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the Scriptures that eliminates the use of chapters and verses, presenting biblical books in their natural literary form. The Books of the Bible is used as a centerpiece of Biblica’s program of Community Bible Experience, in which congregations read together through a major section of the Bible in 40–60 days. Christopher is currently writing a series of study guides—of which eight are now in print—to accompany the edition. • In January, Joseph La Ferlita, MA’98, was promoted to counsel at the New York law firm Farrell Fritz, where he concentrates his practice in trust and estate law. Joe is also active with the trust and estate section of the New York State Bar Association, serving as chairman of the Surrogate’s Court Committee. He resides in New York City. • Mary M. Doyle Roche, PhD’06, was recently promoted to associate professor of theology with tenure at the College of the Holy Cross, where she has been a faculty member since 2005. She is the author of Children, Consumerism, and the Common Good (Lexington Books, 2009), which reflects her research interests in Catholic moral theology and social teaching, Mary lives in Westborough with husband Dennis and children Emma and Declan.

gssw Graduate School of Social Work gsswalumni@bc.edu McGuinn Hall, Room 123 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 We hope everyone enjoyed the GSSW Diversity Conference and Alumni Award event on January 13. More than 50 alumni joined GSSW students, faculty, and staff at the morning conference on “Spirituality and Social Work.” The keynote address was presented by Edward Canda of the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. Attendees also participated in workshops to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice. At the event, Brian Toomey, MSW’80, received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his 30-plus years of leadership, achieving positive results on behalf of low-income, chronically ill, and disabled populations. Brian’s acceptance speech inspired the students and community members in the audience. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/w3KGzW. • Susan Moriarty ’92, MSW’99, is program director at the Natick (MA) Visiting Nurse Association. The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts

recognized the organization’s MetroWest Meds program at the 2011 Home Care Innovations Showcase and STAR Awards in Boston in December. The program helps provide low-cost and free medication to patients without adequate insurance. More than 1,400 clients have received almost $2.5 million in free medications through pharmaceutical companies. • Stephen Fahey, MSW’82, was named executive director of the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center in Tucson, AZ. Stephen has served as an executive in a number of health-care settings, including as CEO of the National Deaf Academy in Mount Dora, FL. While heading a health-care organization in Connecticut, he was appointed to the state’s Mental Health Strategy Board, tasked with creating a strategic plan to provide assistance for adults and youth with mental illness. For his efforts, Stephen received the Connecticut Secretary of the State’s 2003 Public Service Award. • Colleen Madigan Lachowicz, MSW’99, is program director of school-based services at Kennebec Behavioral Health in Waterville, ME, and she is also running for state senate. View her website at www.colleenlachowicz.com. • Remember, you can keep up-to-date on all the latest GSSW news and events, as well as news and topics related to social work, by going to the GSSW website at www.bc.edu/socialwork and clicking the Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube icons on the lower right. The pages are public, so you don’t need a Facebook or Twitter account to access them. And remember to join GSSW’s LinkedIn group for professional networking opportunities too!

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

lynch school Class Notes editor classnotes@bc.edu Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 In February, Ellen Giblin, MA’05, joined the Boston office of law firm Ashcroft Sullivan as privacy counsel. Ellen, who earned her JD from Suffolk University Law School, has worked for more than 25 years in the areas of privacy and data protection, regulatory risk, cyber security, and data-breach investigation. • In December, Jessica (Hatcher) Kish, MA’11, joined Youth Villages as a clinical liaison counselor at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus in Douglasville, GA. The nonprofit organization provides residential treatment for children with emotional, behavioral, and mentalhealth issues. Jessica and husband Phillip reside in Alpharetta. www.bc.edu/alumni

stm School of Theology & Ministry stmalum@bc.edu 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800 Lynn Huber, MSW/MA’07, and husband Michael adopted a 16-year-old Massachusetts foster child in June 2011. Lynn recently passed her LICSW exam and works at an outpatient clinic in Beverly. The couple lead a DivorceCare recovery group at North Shore Community Baptist Church, where Lynn also teaches a pre-K/K Sunday-school class, and Michael serves on the worship team. • Roger Bergman, MTS’91, has published Catholic Social Learning: Educating the Faith That Does Justice (Fordham University Press, 2011). He is the founding director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University in Omaha. • Faustino Cruz, SM, PhD’00, was recently appointed associate professor of practical theology and leadership at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University. • Ronaldo Zacharias, SDB, STD’03, was appointed president of the Salesian University of São Paulo, Brazil, in February 2012. • Michael Hickey, MDiv’87, recently had a new book published: Get Goodness: Virtue Is the Power to Do Good (University Press of America, 2011). • Arlen Harris, OFM Cap, MDiv’07, ThM’08, is serving as a part-time hospital chaplain at the New York–Presbyterian/ Allen Hospital while also serving as parochial vicar at the Church of the Good Shepherd, both in New York City. • Please send us your news! STM alumni updates should be sent to stmalum@bc.edu. They should be 50 words or less and include degree program and year of graduation.

wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 janecrimlisk@yahoo.com 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290 It was great to see Donna Taverna Riopel ’91 at the February alumni board meeting. Donna lives in Watertown and works for an executive at Tufts Health Plan. • In January, I attended an 80th birthday party for my cousin Jack Murray ’56. It was a great celebration. Jack and his wife, Pat, have five wonderful children who are all married to good spouses—in my perhaps somewhat biased opinion. Also, Jack and Pat have been blessed with six granddaughters and six grandsons. In attendance at the party were Jack’s brother-in-law, Paul Goodrich ’63, accompanied by his wife, Dorothy, and their daughter Elizabeth ’91. • Prayers and condolences are extended to the families of John F. O’Neil ’74 and Richard Buttimer ’92, who both died in January. May they rest in peace. • If you have any news, please feel free to send me an email or write a brief note. • Happy spring!


obituaries 1930s Walter F. Sullivan, Esq. ’35, MA’40, JD’47, of Framingham on March 17, 2012. Dennis L. Dooley ’36 of Woburn on January 3, 2012. John F. Haggerty ’36, MS’38, of Hopkinton on January 7, 2012. Joseph A. Walsh ’37 of Tequesta, FL, on January 5, 2012. Joseph A. Sammartino ’39, MEd’40, of Scituate on January 12, 2012.

1940s Frank A. Hayden ’42 of Methuen on February 12, 2012. Walter J. Welch ’44, MS’48, of Binghamton, NY, on December 26, 2011. George F. Greene Jr. ’45 of Lynnfield on January 25, 2012. Edward M. Lee, Esq., ’45, JD’50, of Westfield on March 2, 2012. John B. O’Neil ’45, MS’48, of Summerville, SC, on January 13, 2012. Louis V. Sorgi ’45 of Milton on January 6, 2012. William B. Earley Jr. ’47 of Norwell on January 31, 2012. William H. Dowd ’48 of Clearwater, FL, on November 27, 2011. Margaret Riley Murphy, MEd’48, of Framingham, formerly of Mashpee, on February 24, 2012. William C. Burckhart ’49 of Westwood on February 15, 2012. Stanley L. Gould ’49 of Simpsonville, SC, on March 3, 2012. Philip C. Hatton ’49, MA’50, of Boston on January 29, 2012. William J. McCool II ’49 of Needham on February 27, 2012. Mary McInnis McGillvray ’49 of Stuart, FL, and Woodbridge, CT, on January 12, 2012. Richard T. Nugent ’49 of Framingham, formerly of Watertown, on August 31, 2011. Laverne Hudson Pritchett, MSW’49, of Denver, CO, on October 11, 2010.

1950s Roger L. Chagnon ’50 of South Windsor, CT, on February 13, 2011. James F. Cleary ’50, H’93, of Boston on February 26, 2012. John A. Dewire ’50 of Cambridge on January 2, 2012. Edward F. Dirsa ’50 of Highland Park, IL, on January 20, 2012.

Alfred H. Ellison ’50 of Raleigh, NC, on January 21, 2012. John E. Flynn ’50 of Naples, FL, on January 26, 2012. Philip K. Harrigan, SJ, ’50, MEd’66, of Weston on December 30, 2011. Paul Hurley Hayes ’50, MA’54, of Marlborough, formerly of Wakefield, on December 23, 2011. John J. Walsh ’50 of South Boston on March 17, 2012. Joseph L. Walsh ’50 of Manchester, NH, on December 26, 2011. Anna D’Elia Young WCAS’50 of Long Beach, CA, on January 15, 2012. Francis P. Barron Sr. ’51 of Greenwich, CT, on September 17, 2011. Lawrence J. Boyle ’51 of Quincy on February 24, 2012. James F. Costello ’51 of Westwood on December 5, 2011. Joseph J. Doucette ’51 of Scarborough, NH, on January 30, 2012. Stanley B. Marrow, SJ, ’51, STL’62, of Weston on February 14, 2012. Frank A. McGaffigan ’51 of Walpole, NH, on March 5, 2012. John N. Najarian ’51 of Watertown on May 23, 2010. Robert E. O’Hara ’51 of Westwood on February 27, 2012. James E. O’Neill ’51 of Cotuit on December 22, 2011. Francis J. Parisi ’51 of Melrose Park, IL, on March 17, 2012. Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. ’51, MA’56, of Bradford on March 6, 2012. Robert A. Sullivan ’51 of Andover on December 8, 2011. Paul F. Welch ’51 of Vero Beach, FL, on October 25, 2011. John E. White ’51 of Forest Hill, MD, on October 23, 2011. Thomas T. Donahue ’52 of East Falmouth on March 25, 2012. Henry J. Hart ’52 of Rockland on January 8, 2012. Robert J. McAuliffe ’52 of Malden on February 4, 2012. Francis P. McDermott, Esq., ’52 of Fort Lauderdale, FL, on March 6, 2012. Francis V. O’Brien ’52 of Newton on February 7, 2012. John F. O’Connor ’52, MS’53, of North Falmouth on March 1, 2012. Albert J. Sexton ’52 of Yarmouth Port on February 20, 2012. Leo F. Stankard Jr. ’52 of Orchard Park, NY, on September 20, 2010.

Katherine Byrne Carroll ’53 of Lowell on December 29, 2011. James H. Donovan, Esq., JD’53, of Sudbury on March 13, 2012. Francis L. Drago ’53 of Sandwich on March 7, 2012. John P. Dwyer ’53 of The Villages, FL, on October 7, 2011. Thomas J. Fleming ’53 of Boston on December 23, 2011. John J. Haley ’53 of Woburn on March 9, 2012. Alice Lordan Flaherty ’54 of Mentor, OH, on February 4, 2012. John P. Leonard ’54 of Duxbury on March 8, 2012. Robert D. LeSaffre ’54 of Wakefield on January 13, 2012. Paul F. Norton ’54 of Brighton on March 21, 2012. Mary F. O’Neil ’54 of Worcester on November 28, 2011. Richard H. Britton ’55 of Boynton Beach, FL, on February 23, 2012. Robert V. Connors ’55 of Dover on February 16, 2012. Edward F. Convery, MEd’55, of Framingham on February 5, 2012. Mary Nolan Hanlon NC’55 of Marblehead on February 21, 2012. Daniel J. Hurley ’55 of Houston, TX, on August 14, 2011. Martin J. Melia ’55 of Andover on December 11, 2011. Patricia Boyden Morris, MEd’55, of Centerville and Naples, FL, formerly of Wellesley, on April 24, 2011. Clarence P. Wheeler, MS, MEd’55, of Jefferson City, MO, on June 9, 2011. Kevin H. White, JD’55, LLD’80, of Boston on January 27, 2012. Leslie R. Brimmer, Esq., JD’56, of West Simsbury, CT, on March 7, 2012. Edward J. Leslie Jr. ’56 of Oceanside, CA, on January 20, 2012. Francis J. Lies Jr. ’56 of Norman, OK, on December 5, 2011. William R. Sullivan, Esq., JD’56, of Haverhill on February 3, 2012. Victor W. Terranova WCAS’56 of Holliston on February 17, 2012. James F. Wright ’56 of Woburn on December 29, 2011. Attilio R. Antonioni, Esq., JD’57, of Leominster on February 27, 2012. Gardner L. Brooks ’57 of Lowell on February 16, 2012. Paul F. Brown ’57 of Baton Rouge, LA, on January 23, 2012. Girard J. Dilillo, MEd’57, of Wilton, CT, on December 6, 2011. George E. Donovan, Esq., JD’57, of Stoughton on November 4, 2011.

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Robert C. Mahoney ’57, MSW’60, of Milton on March 8, 2012. William P. Matthews, Esq., ’57 of Maynard on December 26, 2011. Thomas L. Wheelen ’57 of St. Petersburg, FL, on December 24, 2011. Moira Mahoney Kelly NC’58 of Buffalo, NY, on January 15, 2012. Patrick J. Lydon ’58 of Plainville on January 5, 2012. James B. Barron WCAS’59 of Marion on February 26, 2012. Irene Therese Brodeur ’59 of Dighton on January 20, 2012. George (Rita) Guertin, OM, MA’59, of Windham, NH, on December 7, 2011. Donald F. Kelly ’59 of Kennebunkport, ME, on December 27, 2011. Charles B. McCullagh ’59 of Naples, FL, on January 12, 2012. Edward M. O’Flaherty, SJ, ’59, STL’66, of Chestnut Hill on February 21, 2012. Richard A. Orlando ’59 of South Dennis on March 2, 2012. Marjorie E. Rainge, MEd’59, of North Billerica on March 28, 2012. John M. Stellato, Esq., JD’59, of Venice, FL, formerly of Worcester and Acushnet, on January 18, 2012.

1960s Charles T. Aylward ’60 of Melrose on February 6, 2012. James W. Bryant ’60 of Weymouth on February 1, 2012. Joan Flynn Cronin ’60 of Ridgewood, NJ, on December 25, 2011. Gabriella Gyorky Mackey NC’60 of Punta Gorda, FL, on February 14, 2012. Dorothea A. Stultz Shugrue ’60 of Worcester on January 13, 2012. Priscilla M. Stafford, Esq., JD’60, of Sparta, NJ, on February 2, 2012. Elizabeth A. White ’60 of Trumbull, CT, on January 14, 2012. Edward J. Zilonis ’60 of Fort Lauderdale, FL, on February 27, 2012. William R. Healy ’61 of North Oxford on January 20, 2012. Carole Hain Keating ’61 of Needham on January 14, 2012. Roy D. LeClair ’61 of South Boston on December 9, 2011. Kathleen E. Melia ’61 of North Andover on November 27, 2011.


Eileen Galvin Porter WCAS’61 of Framingham on November 29, 2011. Helen B. Cook ’62 of Ankeny, IA, on January 14, 2012. John J. McCarthy Jr. ’62 of West Yarmouth on December 18, 2011. Thomas M. Daley ’63 of Darien, CT, on December 21, 2011. Martin W. Donahue, MBA’63, of Wakefield, formerly of Chelsea, on October 11, 2011. Joseph D. Hutchinson ’63 of Groton on December 27, 2011. Russell Lucid, Esq., ’63, JD’66, of Hull on January 4, 2012. Irene C. Morelli, MS’63, of Silver Spring, MD, on December 12, 2010. Philip G. Pesez ’63 of Clifton Park, NY, on December 8, 2010. Joyce Dodge Russell ’63 of Bolton on February 22, 2012. James E. Flavin Jr. ’64 of Belmont on March 27, 2012. William H. Shaughnessy, Esq., ’64 of Andover, formerly of Woburn, on February 20, 2012. Michael Fountain WCAS’65 of Brockton on February 16, 2012. Thomas F. Fraher ’65 of Brighton on December 24, 2011. Ewa M. Jedrychowska ’65 of Foxboro on January 24, 2012. Joseph T. McLaughlin, Esq., ’65 of Brooklyn, NY, on January 8, 2012. Harold O. McNeil, Esq., ’65 of San Diego, CA, on February 10, 2012. Ronald M. Tillier, MBA’65, of Woolford, MD, on January 22, 2012. Aaron N. Wise, Esq., JD’65, of West Orange, NJ, January 22, 2012. Kathleen Curley Hess ’66 of Rockville Centre, NY, on March 3, 2012. Joseph B. Quagenti ’66 of Saugus on January 8, 2012. Robert P. Takacs ’66, MEd’67, of Scituate on January 12, 2012. John M. Teter ’66 of Lebanon, MO, on February 5, 2012. John P. Berry ’67 of West Hyannisport on February 14, 2012. Kathleen P. Hartnett ’67 of Worcester, formerly of San Diego, CA, on January 15, 2012. Robert F. Lovely ’67 of Chicago, IL, on January 21, 2012. Bernadette Devlin, DC, MEd’68, of Menands, NY, on February 21, 2012. Robert Carl Geisel Jr. ’68 of Greenfield, NH, on March 3, 2012.

Cheryl Murphy Mitchell ’68 of Braintree on February 15, 2012. Gertrude Maroney Schoenmann ’68 of New York, NY, on January 16, 2012. Irene Annese Fallon ’69 of Lynnfield on January 4, 2012.

1970s David C. Lavoie ’70 of Alexandria, VA, on December 28, 2011. Elizabeth M. O’Brien ’70, MS’74, of Ossining, NY, on April 14, 2011. Patrick P. Pizzuto Jr. ’70 of Lexington on December 9, 2011. Maureen A. Soucy NC’70 of Portland, OR, on December 28, 2010. Christine Degener Spicher NC’70 of Keene, NH, on December 23, 2011. Richard A. Donnelly Jr. ’71 of Bellevue, WA, on December 30, 2011. Lucille Menard, SA, WCAS’71, of Garrison, NY, on February 15, 2012. Joseph C. Palmacci ’71 of Portland, ME, on February 28, 2012. Richard J. Borofski, MEd’72, of Drums, PA, on January 30, 2012. Gregory J. Cunningham ’72 of Ocean Ridge, FL, on January 17, 2012. Glenna W. Straeffer MPh’72 of Sylva, NC, on November 6, 2010. Howard M. Bernstein, Esq., ’73 of Frederick, MD, on February 3, 2012. Peter W. Broderick ’73 of Sandwich on April 10, 2011. Donna J. Falabella ’73 of Pepperell on February 29, 2012. John E. Beirne Sr., MBA’74, of Topsfield, formerly of Peabody, on February 12, 2012. John F. O’Neil WCAS’74 of Millis and Hull on January 2, 2012. Sarah L. Gallahue, CAES’75, of Weymouth on January 31, 2012. Maida A. Thomson Green WCAS’75, MEd’76, of Scituate on February 4, 2012. Mary M. Levy ’76 of Granby on January 10, 2012. Justin John Adinolfi ’78 of Cheshire, CT, on December 8, 2011. Kathleen Mary Baillie ’78 of Sudbury on December 21, 2011. Gael Sullivan Brandt ’78 of Franklin on December 12, 2011.

1980s Annette M. Delaney, MA’80, of Mashpee on March 21, 2012. Todd F. Simon, Esq., JD’80, of Manhattan, KS, on March 5, 2012.

Ralph Scott Sawyer, Esq., JD’83, of Natick on March 19, 2012. Christina M. Gin-Nielsen ’84 of West Harrison, NY, on January 16, 2012. Robert V. Biestek ’85 of Bristol, CT, on March 1, 2012. Gregory J. Shea ’85 of Beverly on February 4, 2012. Cynthia D. Stapp Mignini ’86 of Aubrey, TX, on December 31, 2011. Jean Mary Fecteau, MEd’88, of Salem on February 21, 2012. Elaine A. Mahoney, OSF, MEd’88, of Tampa, FL, on January 12, 2012. Adrian Castellanos ’89 of Manchester, NJ, on January 20, 2012.

1990s Leeann R. Horton, Esq., JD’90, of Needham on February 26, 2012. John S. McWhinnie ’90, MA’90, of New York, NY, on January 6, 2012. Janice M. Goggin ’91 of Chelmsford on May 2, 2011. Richard Buttimer WCAS’92 of Walpole on January 4, 2012. Corally Hathaway Littrell, CAES’92, of Monson on May 26, 2011. Nicole N. Filiault ’96 of Mooresville, NC, on February 8, 2011. Harry J. Monaco, MSW’97, of Silver Spring, MD, on December 5, 2011.

2000s Christopher Meyers, MA’00, of Worcester, formerly of Marlborough, on February 29, 2012. Crystal M. Gomes ’05 of Los Angeles, CA, on February 21, 2012. Susan Elizabeth Morse, CAES’07, of Reading on December 27, 2011. Kelly T. Yeda ’09 of Bellevue, WA, on January 27, 2012.

2010s Kelly N. Dalla Tezza ’11 of Baltimore, MD, on March 17, 2012.

Editor’s note: In our last issue, we mistakenly listed William M. Maffie Jr. ’64 as deceased. We were pleased to learn that Mr. Maffie is alive, and we regret the error.

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faculty and staff deaths Edina D’Anello, of Watertown, employee in the Boston College Bookstore from 1971 to 1989, on February 4, 2012, at age 86. She is survived by her daughter Flavia Ricchetti and son Paul. Barbara Sheehan, of Watertown, nurse in the inpatient unit on Newton Campus who retired in 1990, on January 27, 2012, at age 86. She is survived by her sons John Jr., Michael, David, and Richard, and daughter Theresa M. Barba. Rita Mullen, of Brighton, full-time secretary in the Carroll School of Management business law department from 1981 to 1998 and parttime secretary until 2011, on February 18, 2012, at age 83. She is survived by her daughters Kathy Kyratzoglou, Susan Corcoran, Michelle Bloch, and Regina Lavelle, and son Joseph L. Mullen III. Antonio Cherin, of Brighton, custodian from 1993 to 2005, on March 30, 2012, at age 81. He is survived by his son Anthony, and daughters Anne Marie Waloven and Lisa Mayer. Stanley B. Marrow, SJ, of Weston, professor at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology from 1971 to 2008, on February 14, 2012, at age 81. Andrew Buni, of Needham, professor of history from 1968 to 2008, on February 12, 2012, at age 80. He is survived by his wife Joyce. James Q. Wilson, of North Andover, senior visiting fellow at the Boston College Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy since 2009, on March 2, 2012, at age 80. He is survived by wife Roberta, son Matthew, and daughter Annie Gilbert. Edward M. O’Flaherty, SJ, of Chestnut Hill, professor of sociology from 1967 to 1970; president of the Weston School of Theology from 1986 to 1992; and University trustee from 1986 to 1994 and 1996 to 2004, on February 21, 2012, at age 78. He is survived by his sisters Eileen Bero and Jean Crossen.

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, Boston College Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to infoserv@bc.edu.


Rising on the Heights Stokes Hall to Redefine BC’s Physical and Academic Landscape

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Stokes Hall nears its December 2012 occupancy, the University community eagerly awaits the widespread, positive impact the new 183,000-square-foot humanities center will have on the Boston College student experience. A cornerstone of the University’s Master Plan, Stokes Hall will enhance BC’s long-standing commitment to the liberal arts and will house five departments—classical studies,

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English, history, philosophy, and theology. Stokes will also serve as a primary thoroughfare for all BC students. Undergraduates will take many of their core classes throughout its four floors and will benefit from new homes for the Academic Advising Center, College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program and Service Center, Office of First Year Experience, and PULSE Program for Service Learning.

During the summer, work on Stokes’ exterior masonry and clay tile roof will ensure the structure blends seamlessly with the iconic architecture of Middle Campus. On the inside, progress will continue on the building’s 36 state-of-the-art classrooms and on its modern faculty offices and common gathering areas. Stokes Hall’s signature spaces will include the Commons and the Honors Library, which are currently

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available for naming, and will promote a collaborative atmosphere. The West Lawn’s outdoor amphitheater and the revitalized Campus Green will similarly offer BC new ways to connect as a community. “Stokes Hall will be transformative and will touch nearly every aspect of the Boston College experience,” says University Executive Vice President Patrick J. Keating. “Stokes will combine academics and student formation programming with enhanced green spaces, making it a new core of the BC campus.” Take a virtual tour, explore investment opportunities by floor, view a live feed of the worksite, and learn more at: www.bc.edu/buildstokes.


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uSpiritual Growth—Located on Brighton Campus, the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) continues to grow, enrolling more than 400 students across 15 programs. The chapel, which dates to the 1890s, is a school centerpiece and hosts daily liturgies as well as special events and classes. Donors wishing to support or name the chapel should contact Lisa Hastings, executive director of development for STM, at 617552-6205 or lisa.hastings@bc.edu.

129 Lake St. Theology and Ministry Library

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uWelcome Home—On April 2, President William P. Leahy, S.J., greeted University Advancement staff at the Cadigan Alumni Center during a reception held in the building’s 3,000-square-foot, NGS three-story atrium. The new center serves as a home away from home for the University’s 162,000 alumni, as well as the headquarters for BC’s alumni and development personnel. For more, see p.1 of this issue’s Alumni News section.

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Stokes Hall and the West Lawn from College Road

Centralizing core academic and student resources within Stokes Hall will create a wonderful crossroads for interdisciplinary research and teaching and will enable BC to attract and retain the most talented scholars. Stokes will help shape the University for generations to come.”

—David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, on BC's future home for the humanities 30 advancement


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a ne w home for alumni Learn more about the Cadigan Alumni Center and other campus improvements in this issue ’s Light the World campaign section.

The latest addition to the Heights, the Cadigan Alumni Center provides a new “home away from home” for Boston College alumni and friends. Returning Eagles will frequent the center when on campus for volunteer meetings and special events or simply to enjoy a social visit. Help build Boston College to greater heights. Please support the Light the World campaign.

Above: On April 2, President William P. Leahy, SJ, welcomed staff following their move to the Cadigan Alumni Center. Located on Brighton Campus, the center is named in recognition of Patrick F. Cadigan ’57 for his gift to the Light the World campaign. An open house for alumni is being planned for the fall. Photograph by Lee Pellegrini

Boston College Magazine, Spring 2012  

Boston College Magazine, Spring 2012

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