News & Notes Alumni Mass with Fr. Leahy
Connection Perfection “While you’ll meet many people throughout your life, very few will ever change the direction of your life. Diane Green is one of those people for me,” says Hannah Cho ’09. Cho is one of more than 150 BC female undergraduates currently paired with an alumna mentor through BC Connections, a program she describes as a “hidden gem.” Established in 1999 under the leadership of Mary J. Steele Guilfoile ’76, BC Connections matches junior women with graduates who commit to mentor them for two and a half years as they transition from college to professional life. The alumnae provide students with career advice, such as how to fine-tune a resume or search for an internship, and give them personal guidance as well. Mentors are encouraged to meet with or talk to their mentees at least twice a semester, and they usually work in the field that students wish to enter upon graduation. “The pairings are terrific. This is a relationship that I know I’ll have for years to come,” says Cho. Like many mentors, Diane Green ’82 lives in New England, but the program invites alumnae nationwide
Each year, University President William P. Leahy, S.J., celebrates Mass with various BC alumni chapters throughout the country. On March 8, he visited the Southwest Florida Chapter in Naples, where he reconnected with Charles P. Smith ’66, P’91, ’92, ’94, ’97. University Vice President and Special Assistant to the President William Neenan, S.J., served as a concelebrant for the Mass that drew more than 260 alumni, parents, and friends. During the continental breakfast that followed, Fr. Leahy outlined the goals of the Light the World campaign.
to participate. For information on how to become a BC Connections mentor, please contact Alumni Association Special Advisor Robert Sherwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Campaign Trail This winter and spring, several alumni chapters hosted screenings of Boston College’s Light the World campaign video, which was originally shown during the campaign launch last October. The 13-minute film features eight alumni who are sources of inspiration in their respective fields: Genevieve V. Foley ’66, a pioneer in pediatric oncological care; Kenneth Hackett ’68, H’06, president of Catholic Relief Services; Jennie Chin Hansen Abrams ’70, H’08, president of AARP; Philip Schiller ’82, senior executive at Apple Computer; Stephen Pemberton ’89, chief diversity officer at Monster.com; Erik Weihenmayer ’91, H’03, the first blind man to climb Mt. Everest; Liz McCartney ’94, co-founder and director of the St. Bernard Project; and Jeremy Zipple, S.J., ’00 a documentary filmmaker with National Geographic Films. The Minnesota Chapter
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viewed the film during a chapter Mass and reception with University Vice President and Special Assistant to the President William Neenan, S.J., on January 4, while Atlanta Chapter alumni had a showing on March 11 during an event with Director of Athletics Gene DeFilippo and former BC football star Matt Ryan ’07. The Northern California Chapter screened the film on April 26, when University President William P. Leahy, S.J., joined them for a Mass and reception. To see if your chapter might be hosting a meeting featuring this video, contact your local chapter or visit www.bc.edu/alumnichapters.
Providing Council Last spring, the Council for Women of Boston College launched a special partnership with the Carroll School of Management, which has enabled council members to return to the classroom to present lectures on collaboration, to address business trends, and to discuss the strategic application of technology within individual companies. “Our presenters offer insights from their real-world career
experiences,” says Patricia Hillman, MBA’79, managing director, executive vice president of Fidelity Investments and leader of the initiative. “The partnership allows students to talk to someone in the trenches, someone who will give their straight and true impressions about what is occurring in a given field.” Encouraged by positive responses from students and faculty alike, the council recently struck a similar collaboration with the Connell School of Nursing—their first event was a networking evening held on April 28. To learn more about the Council for Women of Boston College, visit www.bc.edu/cwbc.
Making Sweet Music The 17th annual Pops on the Heights concert will take place on Friday, September 25, during Parents’ Weekend. The performance will feature conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with special guest soloist Bernadette Peters. The traditionally sold-out performance raises scholarship money for deserving students—50 undergraduates from 28 states received Pops scholarships last year. To reserve your place, visit www.bc.edu/pops.
Prayerful Reminder Since the January launch of On Eagles’ Wings, there have been more than 500 requests made to the Alumni Association’s online prayer
service. “It’s wonderful that so many alumni, family, and friends have used this service for spiritual support in times of need,” says Daniel Leahy, assistant director of the Office of Spirituality and Service. “We hope it continues to be a resource for years to come.” Each week, prayer requests submitted online are brought to St. Mary’s Chapel, where members of the Alumni Association staff personally pray for each request. To submit a prayer, visit www.bc.edu/alumniprayers.
Alma Matters While Light the World will enhance the BC student experience in innumerable ways, the campaign will also enrich the alumni community. In fact, one campaign initiative focuses on expanding volunteer service to Boston College—because “when alumni give their time and talent, everyone benefits,” according to Katherine Prior ’98, co-leader of the Boston Alumni Chapter. “Alumni volunteers help the University fulfill its mission and create opportunities for fellow graduates, parents, friends, and students alike.” In addition to organizing chapter events, alumni can provide career advice to students and recent graduates, host faculty and Jesuits at alumni events nationwide, plan reunions, support the ministry of Boston College, and much more. Learn how you can make a difference today at www.bc.edu/alumni.
AHANA Alumni to “RECONNECT” This Summer
By the Numbers Grads Get on Board 10 | Alumni Association board committees now inviting alumni volunteers (Career Services, Alumni Marketing, Chapters, Classes and Reunions, Shared Interest, Maroon & GOLD, Student Involvement, Alumni Awards, Athletics, and Spiritual Life)
415 | BC graduates nationwide who give their time and talent to a board committee
2,400 | All alumni who regularly volunteer on behalf of Boston College
67 | Spiritual Life Committee members and other alumni volunteers who helped make this year’s Laetare Sunday celebration a success with 550 attendees
15 | Government officials who greeted BC students during the Career Services Committee’s recent “Environmental Career Exploration Tour” in Washington, D.C.
On July 16–19, Boston College will host RECONNECT, which promises to be the largest-ever gathering of AHANA alumni, surpassing in size and scope the popular Black Alumni Reunion (right) held in 1999. A variety of exciting events are planned, including a black-tie formal and a starlight boat cruise. Registration is open to all at www.bc.edu/alumni/reconnect.
Make a difference at www.bc.edu/alumni/ volunteer.html
class notes 1929–1932 1934, 1936–1938 Boston College Alumni Association email@example.com 825 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458
1933 Correspondent: William M. Hogan Jr. Brookhaven, A-305 Lexington, MA 02421; 781-863-1998 I am sorry to report the death of Joe Dolan in January. You will remember that, in a bulletin some time ago, I told you of his having settled in Virginia with his daughter. He was also still playing golf very well at that time, so apparently he was quite active to a late point in his life. We send condolences to his family.
1935 Correspondent: Edward T. Sullivan 286 Adams Street Milton, MA 02186 Hello! Walter Sullivan MA’40, JD’47, and I turned 95 years old within two weeks of each other. Is there anyone from our class who is older than we are? Please write or call and let us know for the column. Thanks.
1939 Correspondent: John D. Donovan firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Wessonville Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-4782 Greetings once again! Lucky us! This will be a memorable year for all of us. Why? We will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of our 1939 graduation from Boston College. • Unfortunately, before we get to remembering those student ups and downs some 74 years ago (1935–1939), we must take the time to prayerfully remember four of our
classmates who have recently moved out of this world to the happiness of heaven. They are Stanley Bezuszka, SJ, MA’40, MS’42, a longtime, much-admired mathematics professor at BC; Paul V. Casey of Holbrook; Joseph P. Doyle Jr. of Newbury; and William J. Vaughan, MSSW’41, of Marshfield. Like us, they were blessed to live long and active lives, but we know they will be sorely missed by their families and friends. • Now to good news: An e-mail note from Frank Brennan’s daughter advises that he still works every day at the Massachusetts Business Development Corporation, where he began more than 50 years ago. He still lives alone in Winchester, and he still enjoys spending weekends on the Cape and time with his children and eight grandchildren. • This happily noted, with the help of the Alumni Association, we will start our 70th celebration by first identifying our lucky 26 classmate survivors and then wandering down memory lane to Linden Lane, starting a recall of names, places, and events. The following 12 ’39ers still live in Massachusetts: Francis C. Brennan (Winchester); Joseph H. Casey, SJ, (Weston); Richard J. Coner (Quincy); Fred T. DeGregorio MS’41 (South Deerfield); John D. Donovan MA’41 (Westborough); Daniel M. Keyes Jr. (Springfield); Ralph F. Maglio (Boston); Msgr. Philip G. McConville MA’47 (Dennis); John J. McGrath, SJ, MA’45, MS’58 (Weston); Edmund P. Quinn (North Andover); Jerome P. Troy (North Marshfield); and Joseph F. Tuscher (South Yarmouth). Our 14 out-of-state classmates are Thomas G. Bradley (San Diego); Herbert L. Chernack (Ogunquit, ME); Benjamin L. Chiampa MSSW’41 (Boca Raton, FL); Francis Costello (Belfast, Ireland); Walter H. Grady (Toledo, OH); Paul H. Keefe (Pompano Beach, FL); Edmund F. Kennedy (Chicago); John P. Luddy (Gales Ferry, CT); Alfred M. Mahoney (Orinda, CA); John J. O’Brien JD’55 (Seminole, FL); Raymond G. O’Donnell (Chula Vista, CA); Joseph A. Sammartino M.Ed.’40 (Naples, FL); C. Paul Scanlon (Melbourne, FL); and Rev. James L. Sullivan (San Diego). We’re the lucky survivors. • Now let me just start you down memory lane by reminding you that some 74 years ago you entered BC by walking down Linden Lane surrounded by St. Mary’s Hall and Bapst Library, heading toward the tower 3 class notes
of Gasson Hall. Now let’s enjoy a few flashbacks, and I encourage you to do your own. Remember: four buildings only, Jesuit scholastics and priests, a few lay professors, students in jackets and ties, a prayerful start of a class, an annual retreat week, Sully’s cafeteria, the tunnel between Gasson and Devlin Halls, “For Boston,” “Hail! Alma Mater,” Alumni Stadium, the dances in Gasson 100, the junior prom’s Swing & Sway with Danny Kaye, the 15-minute oral exams in philosophy and theology, the Marquette and Fulton Debating Societies, the Sodality, the Cross and Crown, the military draft concern… There’s more, I know, but our memories are just a bit less good. If you want help along memory lane, check the Class of 1939’s Sub Turri and our Golden Anniversary Book of 1989. • OK, I’d better quit now and give you a break, but I’ll welcome any good news. Hang in there! If we can make it to 2013 (four years down the road), we will be among the oldest alumni celebrating BC’s 150th anniversary. • Peace!
1940 Correspondent: Sherman Rogan 34 Oak Street Reading, MA 01867 We lost the last of the heavy hitters in our class recently when Bob Tilley departed us. Bob came to BC, along with John McLaughlin, Al Sinofsky MSW’42 (both of whom we lost a number of years ago), and your correspondent, from Roxbury Memorial High School. I can never forget that Bob was already planning his career in medicine from our years at the Lewis Elementary School in Roxbury. He was quiet, serious, and determined; he made it big as a dermatologist and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and was recognized by his peers as an officer of the Middlesex District Medical Society. In the Drama Club at BC, Bob supervised the creation of the scenery for our dramatic productions with the same thoroughness he demonstrated during his professional career at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.
1941 Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082 Regards to all in our class still bearing the loyalty long established in us, and best wishes for the continued and prestigious development of the University. It’s almost unbelievable to recall our entrance tuition—under $300 per year—and today the figure is so many times that much! Part of my prayers nightly is a memory of current and departed class members. • Our bank account—which was in the hands of Nick Sottile, our departed president— amounted to about $3,000; it was given to the University, for which they were very appreciative. • For now, regards to all, and may God keep us and our families on the move and in His most needed grace.
1942 Correspondent: Ernest J. Handy 180 Main Street, Apt. C118 Walpole, MA 02081; 508-660-2314 Our classmate John Fitzgerald has kindly provided a “brief review of the activities of our class during 2008.” He wrote: “We observed our 66th year as alumni. Sixteen sturdy members were present at Alumni House to celebrate our memorial Mass with Fr. Bill Russell, SJ, to remember our deceased classmates. Lunch was served afterward. All promised to return in 2009, God willing. • The Boston College Chronicle (April 10, 2008) reported: The James F. Stanton ’42 Senior Class Gift Award has been established to honor a past member of the Senior Class Gift Committee in recognition of their outstanding volunteer service and leadership. The award was established
Gift Committee will be honored. • From the Boston Pilot of October 24, 2008: On October 17, the Annual St. Luke’s Guild White Mass and dinner was held at St. John’s Seminary. The guild is composed of Catholic healthcare professionals. Each year an annual award, named for St. Martin de Porres, is presented to an outstanding Catholic physician. This year’s recipient is our classmate Francis D’Ambrosio. An ophthalmologist and a senior deacon for more than 15 years, he assisted at the Mass. • On October 11, 2008, at a luncheon held in McElroy Commons, the inaugural awarding of the Andrew Carney Medal for Distinguished Leadership was featured. The 11 former chairs of the Boston College Board of Trustees, since its founding in 1972 by former President J. Donald Monan, SJ, H’96, were those honored. Among them was our late classmate James O’Neill, who was the leader of the first professionally managed capital campaign. His award was accepted by our classmate Tom Flanagan.
1943 Correspondent: Ernest E. Santosuosso 73 Waldron Road Braintree, MA 02184; 781-848-3730 Among the many commitments met faithfully in Tom Murray’s rich life were three foremost priorities: his family, the BC Class of 1943, and his brother naval officers aboard the destroyer USS John D. Henley during World War II in the Pacific. If anyone was deserving of an emphatic “well-done!” for his 89 years of selfless achievements on earth, it was Thomas O’C. Murray, our unquestionably distinguished class president, who died on Christmas Day 2008. For nearly 60 incredible years, Tom was the glue who gave us ’43ers a bravura clinic in the true significance of “For
In January, Fairfield University presented the coveted Bellarmine Medal of Honor to Fr. Bill McInnes—only the seventh person in the university’s history to be so honored. by Jim’s widow, former BC trustee Helen, MSW’43, and her children. Each year this endowed fund will provide income that will be added to the senior class gift. In addition, each year at the Volunteer Tribute Dinner, a member of the previous year’s Senior Class
Boston.” Notwithstanding his having suffered a severely disabling stroke nine years ago, he didn’t miss a beat as class correspondent and as administrator of the many class activities held through the decades. Tom and his wife, Marie, would www.bc.edu/alumni
have celebrated their 60th anniversary in March. They met at a ballroom dancing class in 1938. Although an Emmanuel graduate, Marie contributed substantial time and effort to the Class of 1943, and she merits inclusion as an exofficio member of our class. As president, Tom presided over countless ’43 get-togethers at the Philomatheia Club and Alumni Hall, and the “monster” 50th anniversary celebration, at which time we were inducted as Golden Eagles. • Beginning with this issue, I’ll be taking on the role of class correspondent. Please contact me at the above address with news of interest to classmates.
1944 Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby email@example.com PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 It is now March, and you might think that the full force of this untamed winter would be winding down. Yesterday I was raking leaves in hopes of uncovering some spring bulbs. Today, we have a forecast for another foot of snow. So it’s back to the toolshed with the rake and out with the rock salt. (I threw away my snow shovel several years ago.) • You won’t be surprised to hear that our distinguished classmate Fr. Bill McInnes, MA’51, has received yet another award— and this one is really big. On January 21, Fairfield University presented the coveted Bellarmine Medal of Honor to Fr. Bill—only the seventh person in the university’s history to be so honored—for “strong advance of diversity and social justice throughout his career.” Congratulations once again! • And now it’s time to talk about—Can you believe it? Is it possible?— the 65th anniversary of the Boston College Class of 1944’s graduation. Oy! Records are somewhat sketchy but by my count, there are now 103 members of the class. There seems no way of knowing how many of us may be available for whatever kind of celebration we can create. But it does seem that something is in order for such a momentous occasion. Perhaps a luncheon at St. Mary’s Hall would be the easiest for all. If you have other suggestions, please let me know. The Alumni Association may have some ideas I don’t yet know about. But one way or another, we will be in touch with suggestions for a no-heavy-lifting celebration in late May. • Again, our class continues to be diminished. Our good friends Al Dickensheid,
John Freeman, and Jim Rooney have all joined the communion of saints. I have so many wonderful memories of them—three more dear friends to keep constant watch over us. And there is yet another: After a very trying illness, there followed a highly hopeful period of well-being, but then elegant and gracious Alicia Gaudreau simply folded herself into the clouds. Alicia and Joe Gaudreau had been married for 60 wonderful, family-filled years. And so it goes.
surgery on one eye, and I am pleased to report that my sight is now 20-20, thank God. Vin Catalogna is still in the VA Hospital in Burlington, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Marie and Charlie Early are continuing to reside in a nursing home. • That’s it for now. Please stay in touch—by phone, card, or e-mail.
Correspondent: Leo F. Roche 26 Sargent Road Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-2340
Correspondent: Louis V. Sorgi LVSorgi@rcn.com 5 Augusta Road Milton, MA 02186
Our spring Mass and luncheon will take place on June 16. Please mark your calendars to be sure to attend this event. You will receive a notice regarding the program, again chaired by Paul Paget, MSW’49. In fact, you will probably receive the notice before you get these class notes. • The sympathy of the class goes to the family of Archie LaFerriere, who passed away on November 7, 2008. He was a professor of mathematics at Boston College for 35 years. He leaves his wife, Rita, and five children. • Bill Curley, who graduated in 1948 but who started with us in 1941, passed away in December 2008. He was very active in our class and attended all our functions. Bill and his late wife, Ann, had four children and four grandchildren. The class’s sympathy is extended to his family, and also to the family of Connie Kineavy—wife of our late classmate Jack Kineavy, MA’48—who passed away on February 11. Jack and Connie were very active in our class. • For your information, in case you missed it in the newspaper, the crosses are back up in the BC classrooms. They were there when we were at BC, but were taken down a number of years ago. For the most part, the students were in agreement with the University’s decision. • Lillian and I attended the yearly recruiting dinner put on by the Gridiron Club. The new coach, Frank “Spaz” Spaziani, was introduced and spoke to the group. He said he was pleased with the new recruits, but can’t really tell how they will do until they have performed for a couple of years. We wish him and the team great success! • On the medical front, Charlie McCready reports that he was in the hospital for a hernia operation but is now home and doing very well. Yours truly had cataract
Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168 I am sorry to report the deaths of Jim Ryan, Tom Moran, and Bill Wall. Jim, who died in December, will be remembered as a devoted family man. His dedication to Boston College was remarkable: Our anniversary functions would not have occurred without him. Tom had a long career with the Boston Public Schools as director of athletics. He was a member of the Orange Bowl football team. Bill was one of several classmates who made a career with the FBI, serving in various parts of the country. Services for him were held on February 10 in Falmouth.
1948 Correspondent: Robert E. Foy III firstname.lastname@example.org 51 Dickens Street Quincy, MA 02170; 617-773-8184 Greetings from beautiful downtown Quincy, the City of Presidents. As you know from Bill Melville’s letter of last November, I am your new class correspondent. I don’t know if I can do as good a job as Tim Buckley, MBA’62, has done—or as Fr. John Flynn, Paul Riordan, or Bill Melville before him—but with the help of all my classmates, I hope I will be able to bring you an interesting and informative column about ourselves and our families. • Bill Melville and his wife, Irene, tell me that they are very proud of their grandson Mike, a recent graduate of Clark University, who is now attending Boston College Law School on an academic scholarship. Mike’s younger sister, 5 class notes
Margaret Theresa “Maggie” Melville, the daughter of Arthur G. Melville III, is attending Wheaton College. • In the next issue, I’ll be able to tell you who attended Laetare Sunday Mass at Boston College and more about our class gathering on that day. • The painful news I have to share is that our wonderful classmate, Bill Curley, passed away in December 2008. He was admired and respected by all of us. Bill was an individual we could always count on to do whatever needed to be done. To his daughter and his whole family, the class extends our sincerest condolences. • With our new class president, Tim Buckley, we are looking forward to many happy occasions when we can get together. With Al DeVito as vice president and Paul Lannon as treasurer, I’m sure that many happy days are ahead for the Class of ’48. • Please keep me in mind as I try to put this column together each quarter. I’d appreciate your help very much. • Until the next issue, keep smiling and remember us!
1949 Correspondent: John J. Carney email@example.com 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 I am writing these class notes on February 26, just three months before our celebration of the Class of 1949’s 60th anniversary, scheduled for the last weekend of May. It will truly be a memorable occasion, and we want especially to invite the wives of our departed classmates to come back to the Heights and join in the celebration. Sometimes the widows’ names do not appear on official BC mailing lists, so we extend a special invitation to them and ask you to call those you know to remind them of the reunion. We are especially looking forward to the meeting with President William Leahy, SJ, on Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reunion luncheon in Vanderslice Hall. By the time you receive these notes, we will have had our annual Spring Fling theater get-together on April 24 on the BC campus, which is usually a fun way to see friends after the winter doldrums; this past year the play was Sweet Charity. We also look forward to BC Family Night at the Pops on May 15. Sahag Dakesian MS’51, Ernie Ciampa, and I have been meeting with Gail Darnell, our very capable associate from the Alumni Association, to try to bring about successful events for the 60th. We look forward to seeing you all there! Go BC!
Correspondent: John A. Dewire 15 Chester Street, No. 31 Cambridge, MA 02140; 617-876-1461
Correspondent: Leo Wesner firstname.lastname@example.org 125 Granite Street, Apt. 816 Quincy, MA 02169; 617-680-8306
I am sad to report that Jon J. Feeney died on November 24, 2008, at his home in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a World War II Navy Air Force flyer and naval officer. A longtime Brookline resident, Jon was the president of a real estate company on Newbury St. in Boston. • In further sad news, I learned from his daughter, Amanda Lennon Ribao ’91, that Jim Lennon died on January 30, 2009. Amanda wrote that Jim “suffered a stroke on December 21, 2008. After graduating from Mission High in 1945, he began at Boston College, but was drafted almost immediately, serving 12 months during World War II. He returned to BC and graduated in 1950. He was drafted again during the Korean conflict and was discharged in 1953 as an Army infantry officer. He then worked as an engineer for Pratt & Whitney, participating in the nuclear aircraft project until 1960, when he joined General Electric. He worked in Valley Forge, PA, in GE’s Missile and Space division on projects such as the Nimbus weather satellite. He returned to Lynn, MA, in 1964 to work on fuel cell development, earning a patent award for a methanol/air fuel cell. In 1968 he transferred to Pittsfield, where he worked on the design and manufacture of large power transformers. After retiring from GE in 1988, he worked for a local engineering company before starting his own consulting business, Vacutherm, Inc. He loved his time at BC and thought of it often. There was even a rousing rendition of ‘For Boston’ at his funeral.” In addition to Amanda and her husband, Darryl, Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Caryl (Doherty), formerly of Milford, and two granddaughters. • I have received no information about the 2009 class golf outing. Please let me know details and other news for the next issue.
nc 1950–53 Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté ’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 I am bereft of news! By the time you receive this, winter “hibernation” will be over, so shake off the doldrums and be in touch.
Your humble correspondent is still alive and well after missing the deadline for the previous issue. To begin, I have learned of the passing of the following classmates: Frank Bianco of Melrose on August 31, 2008; Al DeRobbio of Cranston, RI, on December 22, 2008; Wilfred Lahaie of Alameda, CA, on January 15, 2009; Frank Moriarty of Lowell on December 22, 2008; Joe Quintal of Methuen on December 5, 2008; Nick Rodrigues of Fall River on October 27, 2005; and Jim Waters, JD’58, of Newton on January 8, 2009. I am particularly grateful that, after a period of procrastinating, I visited Jim at the Newton and Wellesley Alzheimer Center. At first he barely recognized me, but as the visit went on he began to light up and respond whenever I mentioned the name of a classmate or an event to which he could relate. The condolences of all our members go out to the loved ones of the above deceased. • Reference was made in a past column of a golf junket in which Jack Fahey was the guest of John Davidson. The story was true, except that John Davidson is really John Sanderson. If you wish to cast blame for this error, either attribute it to the difficulty of scribbling notes during a cell phone conversation while trying to negotiate the streets of Lynn—or call it creeping senility. • On the subject of golf, we have a classmate who simply needs to have his golfing prowess cited here. Paul Kelly, JD’58, a member of the BC golf team as a student, has purposely achieved something very few have, namely shooting his age, and he even included an eagle. He did it with a new club, a hybrid. Paul is said to have been unsuccessful in having the court approve his legal adoption of the club. • I had a nice correspondence from Joe Petrocelli, who hunkers down in Maine and keeps in touch with Bill Harwood in Florida. • Tempus fidgets. Our class is stirring to prepare for the 60th. Information will be forthcoming; suggestions will be welcomed.
1952 Correspondent: Frank McGee email@example.com 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 www.bc.edu/alumni
It is with deep sorrow that I report the deaths of classmates Paul McPherson, George Corbo, Bob O’Brien, my old friend Bob Kincade, Gene Tinory, John Loughman, and Harry Trask. Remember them and their families in your prayers. • On the brighter side, Dick Bangs reports that he is still hanging in there, and Tom O’Keefe of Scituate has reached the 80 mark. • John O’Connor is having a great time with his seven grandchildren. John is also active in the County Donegal Association, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. • Jack Leary notes from Exeter, NH, that he had a great time in Texas with his granddaughter and grandson, who are students at the University of Texas. • Bob DiTullio is semiretired but still serves as assistant professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. • Dana Doherty of Mesa, AZ, reports that his son Jerry has been promoted to captain in the Coast Guard; his daughter Dr. Sally is vice president of LSIC Corporation; and his youngest son is practicing law in La Crosse, WI. • Bob Hart is the proud granddaddy of twin girls born to daughter Melissa. • Gertrude and Bruce Desrosiers joined Claire and Tom Megan for a trip to the Holy Land at a time when things were especially politically active. • Dick Schwartz can be found in Cloverdale, CA, if you are out that way, while Dick McBride and Dan McElaney, MA’53, can be found at the 19th hole on Marco Island. • Mary and John Paul Sullivan sold their “mansion” in Edgartown and bought something smaller. • Paul Clinton still enjoys alternating six months in Osterville and six in Naples. Other Floridians include Ed Lafferty (Naples); Fran O’Leary (Orlando), with 16 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; Ed MacDonald (North Point); Jim Regan (Fort Lauderdale); and Paul Donovan (Melbourne). • Back here in the Bay State, Peter Genovese (Dennisport), Dave Murphy (Pittsfield), Jim Birmingham (Lincoln), and attorney Jim DeGiacomo (Boston) all send their best wishes to the class. • Tom McElroy hopes that all of you will make a note of the Tom McElroy Jr. Golf Classic, which will be held on August 31 at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon. To date, the Tom McElroy Scholarship Fund has raised well over $1 million for the BC soccer program. Call Tom Sr. at 781-326-3118 and reserve a spot. • Finally, I am happy to report that my son, Navy SEAL Patrick, has returned safely. Prayers answered. • Keep the news coming. I love writing this column.
1953 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth firstname.lastname@example.org 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 On Sunday, December 7, 2008, a group of 19 classmates and significant others attended Christmas on the Heights, featuring the University Chorale and the Boston College Symphony Orchestra directed by John Finney, distinguished artist-in-residence at BC. After the show, which was held in Trinity Chapel on the Newton Campus, we met at Barat House for dinner and relaxation. The appetizers were the best we have had for a long time. There was an endless supply of shrimp with cocktail sauce served by the waitstaff. Then came scallops wrapped in bacon, along with spinach squares in a light, fluffy pastry crust; an open bar was also available. After all this food, drink, and sociability, our traditional meal, with a few changes, was served buffet style. It consisted of salads, seafood Newburg, delicious rolls, squash, rice, and red potatoes. Then came the tenderloin of beef sliced to order. Tasty chocolate desserts were placed on each table to complement the coffee that was served. Class Vice President Bob Willis and wife Mary were spotted dining with Mary and Jim Willwerth and Pat and Joe Carroll, MBA’61. Muriel and Art Delaney, Nancy Duggan, and Joanie
delightful meal and great conversation. Those attending were Mary Parrish Bacon, Anne Saunders Fitzgerald, Katherine Byrne Carroll, Jeanne Gerety Kerrigan M.Ed.’70, Marie Courtney Hester, Isabella Valcour Butkiewicz, and Peg Crawford.
1954 Correspondents: John Ford and Bob King email@example.com 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 Sadly we report the deaths of Judge Gil Rocha JD’57, Bob Jasse, Dick Finnegan, Ellen Riordan M.Ed.’56, and Ed Donlan D.Ed.’76. Pray for the souls of our classmates who have gone before us. Let’s hope that we all meet in the BC Club of Heaven, where we will raise a cup to our grand reunion. • But before we get there, let’s look forward to meeting at our 55th class reunion, May 28–31. Working to make the reunion a success is the Gift Committee, led by Lou Totino, MBA’65, and our honorary chair, Jack McNeice Jr., H’97. Other members are John Curtin JD’57, H’91; Sal DeLuca; Charles D. Ferris JD’61, H’78; Newman Flanagan; John R. Ford MSW’61; Albert E. Good JD’59; Paul J. McGee; Peter R. Nobile Jr.; Robert B. Sanborn; Joseph H. Skerry; Charles G. Stamos; and Robert B. Welts JD’57. These members, joined by
Peg (Burke) Crawford wrote recently to give us an update on the Class of 1953 from the Connell School of Nursing, which recently held its 55th annual reunion. and Jack Keating shared another table. Betty and Bob Sullivan M.Ed.’60, Claire and Ray Kenney JD’58, Jim Wholly and Patricia Quirk, and Mimi MS’59 and Jack Costa all shared the other table. After dinner, Bob Willis addressed the group and wished all a merry Christmas. Bob Sullivan reminded the group that the BC Club of Cape Cod was having a function that day; many of our regular attendees are members there and decided to stay on Cape Cod. • Peg (Burke) Crawford wrote recently to give us an update on the Class of 1953 from the Connell School of Nursing. Her class recently held its 55th annual reunion at the Marriott in Newton. A silent prayer for three deceased class members was followed by a
class officers Bob King and Tom Warren, make up the Reunion Social Committee. Bob, Tom, Peter Nobile, Lou Totino, and I are tasked with developing the details of the reunion schedule, assisted by Ann Connor from the Alumni Association. As I write, we are planning to secure a conveniently located hospitality room. Note: “Conveniently located” means not too far a walk! • I heard from Jack Irwin last November. Jack is still selling Sea Rays in Laconia, NH, and is still working eight days per week. He hopes you will stop by Irwin Marine when you are up Winnipesaukee way. • I talked to Phil Grant recently; he is still teaching at Pace University. • John P. Flynn tells me he is still active in the travel 7 class notes
business and living in Billerica. One of John’s sons went to BC and the other to Providence College. • Ed Zmijewski’s daughter Jean ’93 wrote to say that her dad and his wife, Carole, are living in Sutton. Ed recently became the proud grandfather of twin girls. Jean, the twins’ mother, said that Ed presented them with BC cheerleader uniforms. Start saving for that tuition bill, Ed!
nc 1954 Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 Spring’s arrival was most welcome, particularly to those of us who lived through a long winter. • I was pleased to receive Christmas greetings from Lucille Joy Becker; Mary Magdalen, OSC; Dotty Englert Ward; Maureen Cohalan Curry; Evie Higgins Beveridge; and Helen Sperry Mannix. On Maureen’s Christmas card was a beautiful picture of the “Curry Clan” at her youngest son’s wedding. When I spoke with Maureen, she said it was a great family gathering. In her card, Helen noted her family is “always busy and growing.” From Scituate, Evie tells of working part-time in an independent book and toy store. It’s a busy place, and she enjoys it. • Three news items arrived in my e-mail in-box. In January, Patsy Murray in Torrance, CA, set up a Facebook profile to post pictures, videos, and events. From Geneva, Switzerland, Mary Evans Bapst writes that she shares her Boston College Magazine with her Jesuit copastor, Tony Sequeira, SJ, who spent the 1991–1992 academic year on sabbatical at Boston College. Mary also enjoys C21 Resources, “starting with Ben Birnbaum’s lively editorials and the often-inspiring, well-written articles.” Ginny Yawman Dayton from Arizona said her cruise around New Zealand and all the way to Sydney and Tasmania over the Tasman Sea (calm crossing) was fabulous: “It is a treat to be in countries where there is comparatively little crime and almost no graffiti.” Seeing koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, and numerous colorful birds was also a delightful part of the trip. • This June marks 55 years since our graduation from Newton College of the Sacred Heart. If anyone has any thoughts or observations on this milestone, please send them to me for the Summer issue. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
1955 Correspondent: Marie Kelleher firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 Christmas cards are a welcome source of news. Ruth Heffernan Marsh, daughter of Tim and the late Marie Considine Heffernan, MS’58, sent word that she is spending a year in Denmark with her family. • The annual letter from Walt and Barbara (Wincklhofer) Wright was enclosed in a lovely card created by their daughter Mary Alice. It was beautiful. • Mary Shaughnessy Sharp did a lot of traveling in 2008. First was a family trip to Hawaii; later she visited Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. • On February 1, Msgr. Francis V. Strahan celebrated 50 years in the priesthood with a beautiful Mass and ceremony. Vin Matteucci was there and sent word that many dignitaries, including Cardinal O’Malley, were present. Msgr. Strahan received citations from the Massachusetts House and Senate and the City of Framingham. • Nick and Pat (Lavoie) Grugnale met with Gail McGuire, John and Mary Rose (McCarty) Griffin, as well as Rich and Barbara Dennis Lund in Florida in February. • Sadly, our class has seen three classmates—John Riley, Paul Lane, and Owen Meegan—as well as our beloved teacher, Stanley Bezuszka, SJ, ’39, MA’40, MS’42, make their way back home to begin their eternal lives. John spent many years as a professor at the University of Puerto Rico; he retired in 1984. Paul, a chemist, was still working as president of Luster-On Products, a manufacturing company he had founded. Owen had a long career as a patent attorney. He also devoted much of his life not only to his family but also to filling the Jesuit mission of service to others and to his church. His service included the Boy Scouts and Friends Forever, which seeks peace in Northern Ireland through teenagers. • May peace come to the families of our classmates as they experience the loss of these loved ones.
nc 1955 Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone email@example.com 425 Nassau Avenue Manhasset, NY 11030; 516-627-0973 Sr. Yasuko Ohashi wrote that she is working as a counselor at the Convent of the Sacred
Heart in Tokyo and is also engaged in a counselor training program for adults. She sometimes gets to see Kuniko Shiobara Hara, since Kuniko lives quite near the convent. Yasuko’s mother also lives nearby, so she visits her every day. Her mother, who just celebrated her 100th birthday, is in good health and lives alone. • Pat Leclaire Mitchell spent Christmas with her daughter Maria and her family in Vermont. Pat says she keeps in touch with Nadia Wolanyk Deychakiwsky by e-mail. Nadia is still watching over her parents, who are over 100 and live independently nearby in Cleveland. • Mary Chisholm Sullivan, who has moved to Marion, keeps busy with her family and many grandchildren. • Joan Costello Barbary reports that her throat cancer has left her unable to speak, so her computer has become her lifeline. Joan says her life is good on the ocean in Scituate, and her six children and their offspring keep her and her husband, Bob, hopping with lots of visits and attendance at athletic events. • After 50 years living in three successively larger homes in Manhasset, NY, with a growing family, Frank and Jane Quigley Hone planned to leave their empty nest this spring to move to a condo in a retirement community in nearby Port Washington. They will circulate their new mail address after they have moved, but the e-mail address will remain the same.
1956 Correspondent: Steve Barry firstname.lastname@example.org 200 Ledgewood Drive, Unit 406 Stoneham, MA 02180-3622; 781-435-1352 Bob Eagle, M.Ed.’60, had the Four Aces and the Mills Brothers in concert on Valentine’s Day. His Reagle Players will present three Jerry Herman musicals this summer: Hello, Dolly; Mame; and La Cage aux Folles. • Dan ’55 and Carolyn Kenney Foley were at the Alumni Day of Reflection at the Campion Center, Weston, in December. Alumni Chaplain William McInnes, SJ, ’44, MA’51, who has been recovering there, came in to greet friends. In January, Fr. McInnes received the Bellarmine Medal of Honor from Fairfield University, where he served as president from 1964 to 1973 during the war protests and demonstrations. He also oversaw the admittance of women to the full-time undergraduate program in 1970. • We had 50 classmates and friends at Mass and brunch before the BC University Chorale www.bc.edu/alumni
Christmas concert. Mary and Jerry Sullivan brought Fr. McInnes, who concelebrated Mass with Fr. Ray Helmick, brother of my wife, Marie, MS’55. During brunch, we sat with Charlie and Jean (Riley) Roche, Joan and Joe Danieli, and Maire and Jim McLaughlin, who were greeted by a student who was a former altar girl at their church in Rye, NH. Carolyn announced at the brunch that Ann Connor, who did such a superb job on our 50th reunion with Jim Costa ’03, has been promoted to senior associate director for all classes. The class presented Ann with a BC tote bag in recognition of her efforts. • Tom Sheehan has published From the Quickening (Pocol Press), a collection of short stories. The author of 12 books, Tom has won the Georges Simenon Award for Fiction and a 2006 IPPY (Independent Publishers) Award. • The three children of Dottie and Joe Reagan, MS’59, have run a total of 82 marathons. In November, Joe and Dottie came from Saratoga, CA, to cheer them on in the New York City Marathon. The family celebrated the three medals at one of New York’s finest steak houses. Joe and Dottie also stopped in Boston, where Kathy and Leo Power, MA’64, MBA’72, hosted them at dinner with Jean and John McDonnell and Peggy and Bill Plansky. • Bishop Frank Irwin, MSW’70, lost two sisters in 2008, and his brother, Judge John Irwin ’52, JD’57, died on Christmas Day 2008. Jack Leonard reports that Dick Toland’s sister Janet O’Shea died in December. Dick has lost two other siblings in the past 18 months. Please pray for classmates and their families who have suffered illnesses, deaths, and economic problems. • Thanks to all who sent news! Read more in BC’s online community class notes: www.bc.edu/alumni/ association/community.html.
nc 1956 Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling email@example.com 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163
1957 Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 The class’s annual greenhouse reception at Paul Mahoney’s Garden Center in Winchester was held on February 7, with 53 classmates
attending. Traveling the farthest were Neil and Cathy (McCarthy) Hynes. Dom and Rita (McGrath) Emello celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the event. • Vin and Norma DeFeo Cacciamani celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 22, 2008. Much good health and happiness to you both! • Jim Devlin is chair of our annual golf event at the Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland on Tuesday, May 19. Stay tuned for more details! • Joan and Bill Cunningham became grandparents for the ninth time on December 30, 2008. Their daughter Kara delivered a healthy baby boy, William Jones Connor. Congratulations to all! • Gerry Kelly, MM, sent me his annual Christmas letter. Fr. Gerry spent a week with 50 members of a medical mission team in the mountains of Mexico. They saw more than 2,000 people, and Fr. Gerry witnessed the healing and saw the relief in the faces of the people they treated. Last May, he was able to bring 12 computers across the border, and 100 students who had never before touched a computer showed him a PowerPoint presentation of their families after only two weeks of classes. They were very proud! Fr. Gerry is feeling great and is so grateful for that blessing. His family is well, and he has two new grandnieces, with whom he celebrated last Christmas. • Tom Ahearn, MM, sent greetings in 2008, the year that marked the 40th anniversary of his ordination. Fr. Tom is grateful for the wonderful gift of priesthood and was very happy to celebrate it with his family and other relatives. He lives in Maryknoll, NY, and continues to visit Sing Sing Prison as a volunteer and to help out local parishes, as needed. He is grateful that God has given him good health to enjoy his years of retirement. • I heard from Marlene and Chuck Lynch recently. They are both well and enjoyed a wonderful Christmas reunion with family and grandchildren. They hope to visit the Boston area sometime this summer. • The class extends its sincere sympathy to the family of Barbara Cosgrove on the death of her husband, Thomas J. Cosgrove ’69, late last year. • Please forward your class dues of $25 to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, at 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746, if you have not already done so. • Best wishes to all!
nc 1957 Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre email@example.com Correspondent: Connie Hanley Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to Connie Hanley Smith for serving as our new co–class secretary and writing up our last “edition”! It’s good to have a new perspective on the “older” crowd’s activities! • I had a Christmas e-mail from Nancy Kottenstette Kornmeier out there in the Midwest, wishing us all season’s greetings. (Of course it will be a distinctly different season by the time you read this.) Nancy was sorry not to join us at the reunion, but we will urge her on for the next. (Wow, is that really 2012?) • Molly McHugh O’Grady reported on her warm weather vacation in Turks and Caicos in February with husband Jack. Sounded like the right thing to do as the Northeast has been frigid and only hiked our heating bills. • More news from Barbara Lowe Eckel, MSW’59, who had recently traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, and was on her way to Jamaica with family for her son’s 40th birthday. At home she is part of a Women in Faith group, which she describes as full of “warmth, spirit, and love.” Despite arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome, Barbara is “trying to live my best life”— and it sounds like she is. Our Madams would be proud! • More travel also for Neil and Joan Hanlon Curley: A trip on the Queen Mary 2 to Panama and the eastern Caribbean was highlighted by a tour of the canal. Joan is writing yet another children’s book and exercising vigorously, it seems! • Kit and Liz Doyle Eckl marked their 50th wedding anniversary with a New York City weekend— going to the theater, restaurants, and museums and joining old friends. How can so many of us be reaching these milestones? I (Connie L.) remember going to Liz’s wedding to her handsome naval officer. I wonder if Kit still fits in that dress uniform? Liz and Kit were among the freezing millions at the presidential inauguration—sorry, Liz, I didn’t see you on TV! • Carol McCurdy Regenauer spent New Year’s Eve with Pat and Janet Black Rohan at an inn in Ridgefield, CT, Elaine Conley Banahan’s old hometown. Carol spends lots of time on the Cape but this year also a couple of months on Venice Island, FL. Elaine and Percy sound fine despite dismal Irish weather. • We hope to get Greater Boston classmates together for lunch again this spring, as we did last year at the Museum of Fine Arts. Any ideas? Perhaps the New York group can gather also in their city? These long-term friendships seem more precious with each passing year. 9 class notes
1958 Correspondent: David Rafferty 2296 Ashton Oakes Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 John Cloherty was again recognized by Boston Magazine as one of the top pediatricians in Boston. John is affiliated with Brigham & Women’s and Children’s hospitals. His specialty is neonatal and perinatal care. Congratulations, John! • Fred Lewis wrote to say what a great time he had at our 50th. • Gael Burns, artist “extraordinaire,” recently exhibited his cut-paper collages during the annual Natick Artists Studios. His work will be on display in local galleries during 2009. Gael’s specialty is artwork of Ireland, Maine, and his hometown of Natick. • Frank Lydon returned to Wailuku, HI, after a career as an industrial engineering manager and human resources director at Sylvania. He also received his MBA from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. • Pete Mitchell, who played 12 great years in the NFL, was the keynote speaker at our recent Southwest Florida BC Club luncheon. • Thanks to Dick Shea, the ’58 BC golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at the prestigious Oyster Harbors Club on the Cape. Contact our chairman, Paul Maney, MBA’66, at 617-719-5885 for particulars. • Sheldon Daly is chairing our class’s annual Spring Fling, which, as I write, is to be held at the Resort & Conference Center at Hyannis (formerly the Sheraton Hyannis) on April 24-26. • Tom and Mary Murphy Shields were recently honored by Cardinal Seán O’Malley for their support of the Boston Catholic Schools, in particular Brockton’s Trinity Catholic Academy. • I am sad to report the recent passing of the following classmates: Ed Devin of Venice, FL, formerly of Dover and Hull; Fred Long of Brookline, who attended the reunion with his wife, Mary; Francis J. Flynn of Manchester, MO; and Joseph A. Kamandulis of Erie, PA. The class expresses its sympathy to their families, and also to the family of Jack Barry of Canton, MA, who passed away very suddenly this past February. • Our annual Florida class luncheon was held on March 5 at the Naples Yacht Club. More than 80 classmates and spouses were present, and everyone had a great time. Thanks to the chairman, Ed Gilmore, for making the event so successful. • Hello, Ernie Farley ’55, of Northborough. I promised I would mention you in the ’58 column. • It was great to see Betty and Mike Grady at the Naples
luncheon. After receiving his MD degree from University of Vermont, Mike served in the Air Force as a flight surgeon in the Far East, including time in Vietnam, for which he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. He went on to practice pediatrics. He also served as medical director of the Boston Public Schools from 1981 to 1992 and later as vice president of Children’s Hospital Boston. Mike and Betty enjoy their times with family and friends in the Boston area as well as in Centerville on the Cape and on Sanibel Island, FL. • After retiring from his dental practice in Ipswich, Tom Moscarillo moved to the wilds of New Mexico to become a pioneer, small farmer, and cowboy. Together with his wife, Livia, he runs a small publishing house, Three Pines Press. Other current activities include building various structures on their 20-acre spread, traveling all over Asia, Scottish country dancing, and cowboy action shooting. • Don’t forget to send your $25 class dues to Jack “Mucca” McDevitt at 28 Cedar Rd., Medford, MA 02155.
nc 1958 Correspondent: Jo Cleary email@example.com 27 Kingswood Road Auburndale, MA 02466; 617-332-6798 While some have been sitting by the home fires, others from the Newton Class of ’58 have been “on the road again” to destinations warm and sunny, and to “faraway places with strange sounding names” via “trains and boats and planes.” Warm destinations have included Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, California, Arizona, and Florida. • The Rhine, the Mosell, and the Main were rivers that Sheila Hurley Canty and John Kennedy traveled in October. After four days in Munich, they cruised from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. • Judith Young Runnette traveled to Turkey in October, “truly the crossroads of civilization, viewing spectacular Byzantine churches; the ruins of Troy; the cave dwellings of Cappadocia; the city of Pergamum; and Pamukkale, a fairyland of dazzlingly white calcified castles.” Her favorite: exotic Istanbul, a city striding two continents. • Bob and Susie Kennedy Baxter toured China last fall. • Mary Azzara Archdeacon spent two weeks in Greece in November to celebrate her sister Anne’s birthday. The trip, “following in the footsteps of St. Paul,” included a four-day cruise. Mary also continues learning
American Sign Language. • Dave and Patty Peck Schorr’s 50th wedding anniversary, a grand celebration in September given by their children, continued at Thanksgiving at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for 22 family members. Patty wrote, “We renewed our vows at Mass entirely in Spanish. Everyone was still smiling at the end…I assume we said the right thing.” Patty serves on the boards of Princeton Academy and of the Village Charter School in Trenton. • Margie George Vis left cold Grand Rapids, MI, in February for two weeks in Cabo San Lucas and immediately started planning for a three-week stay next year. • Paul and Mickey Cunningham Wetzel traveled to the Carolinas in February. • Art and Betsey Dray Falvey became first-time grandparents, with the arrival of a grandson, and Nancy Brickley Toal also welcomed her first grandchild, a girl. • From Staffordshire, England, Dottie Roche Richardson writes that husband Derek celebrated a milestone birthday and in November was chosen to place a wreath during the remembrance service in their church, “a great honor.” Their daughter and son-in-law are involved in local theater: Sarah is chairman of the Lichfield Players, and her husband, Chris, “is also tied up with drama, writing, and acting.” Two grandchildren are “both footballers and runners.” A highlight of the season: Dottie’s winning tickets to see Hamlet on the grounds of Stafford Castle, an open-air theater “in quite beautiful surroundings.”
1959 Correspondent: George Holland firstname.lastname@example.org 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 We have recently lost a number of our classmates, and we extend condolences to their families. Dan Geagan passed away in Ontario, Canada, in February. Dan was the first Scholar of the College in our senior year, marking this, the 50th anniversary of that important program. After receiving his AB from Boston College and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Dan taught at Dartmouth College and later at McMaster University in Canada for 28 years. Dan is survived by his wife, Helen, and daughter Augusta Helsby. Kevin Dolan also passed away this past February. Kevin graduated from Columbia Business School and then www.bc.edu/alumni
went to work at Time Inc. in New York City, where he ultimately rose to become vice president and controller. He moved to Boston in 1985 to become president and CEO of Little, Brown & Company. Kevin is survived by his wife. Also, Joseph F. Kelliher Jr. of Norwood passed away on May 24, 2008, and Charles J. Romanski of Pottsboro, TX, passed away on December 21, 2008. • Peter K. Murphy writes that he is serving as the Order of Malta’s ambassador to Monaco. He also keeps busy running his financial investment company, Marco Research SAM. Peter plans to attend our 50th reunion activities on the weekend of May 28–31. • More than 30 classmates and guests attended the pregame reception and Boston College–Maine hockey game on January 25. Among those present were Reunion Chair Peter McLaughlin, Bill Appleyard, Bill Brown with his son and grandson, Tom Mahoney, Frank Smith M.Ed.’62, Leo Schofield, Charlie Lynch, Frank Martin, and many others. • Vin Sylvia is justifiably proud of his daughter Maureen ’86, who was recently named 2008 SouthCoast Woman of the Year by the Standard Times for her contributions to the Greater New Bedford community. • It was a pleasure for us to hear from John Mahoney of Winnetka, IL, fame. John’s career in the investment business brought him to Winnetka with McDonald and Co. Previously he had been with Salomon Brothers and Dean Witter in Cleveland and in New York. John’s daughter Kathryn ’02 is working in New York City for Hunger Project, a microfinancing organization concentrating on opportunities in developing world countries. • Congratulations to Joe Corcoran, who received two prestigious awards, both in March. The New England Province of Jesuits presented the esteemed Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award to Joe and his wife at the March Jesuit Gala in Boston. Joe also received the James F. Cleary Award for the highest level of volunteer commitment at BC’s annual Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner on March 27. • Frank Martin has been appointed interim president and CEO of NMT Medical, an advanced medical technology company concentrating on the emerging field of structural heart repair. He has been serving on NMT’s board of directors since 2001. • We are winding down and heading toward our glorious reunion weekend on May 28–31. It is not too late to join in the fun and renew old acquaintances. For further information, contact Tanesha Wright ’07 at 617-552-8464 or email@example.com. • We are also on
our final push for our reunion gift. Please help us reach our goal of 59 percent participation. This makes a strong statement about how we feel about our alma mater. Please forward your gift of any amount to Alumni House, 825 Centre St., Newton, MA 02458.
thinking. After earning a doctorate in education, Paul became a professor and department chairman at the University of Southern Maine and later an educational and policy director for the Maine Department of Education. To his family, we send our condolences.
Correspondent: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey firstname.lastname@example.org 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405
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Pat Winkler Browne recently e-mailed that the 16th Annual Tea for the Newton alumnae of the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area will be held on Sunday, April 26, at the home of Martha Kendrick Kettmer NC’71. Clare Pratt, RSCJ, NC’67, H’01, former superior general of the Society of the Sacred Heart, and Meg Canty, RSCJ, administrator of Kenwood Convent in Albany, NY, have been invited to speak to the group. • Eleanor Coppola Brown spends seven months in Naples, FL, and five in Michigan. She works as a CPA for an attorney in Naples during tax season. Two children and two grandchildren keep her tied to Michigan. She has one son and five grandchildren in Charlotte, NC, and another son with two children in Manhattan. Eleanor wrote that they all managed to get together for Christmas in Manhattan. • The Southwest Florida Associated Alumnae of the Sacred Heart planned to host the annual AASH luncheon on March 21 at the Imperial Country Club in Naples. The invitation noted that all excess funds would be sent to the Society of the Sacred Heart Retirement Fund, 4389 West Pine Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108. • In February, as I was writing this newsletter, Berenice Hackett Davis was planning a dinner for those in our class who would be in Naples in March, when Michaelene Martin Barrett and I will be visiting. Also expected were Brenda Koehler Laundry, Eleanor Coppola Brown, Sally O’Connell Healy, Kathleen McDermott Kelsh, and Carole Ward McNamara. • Blanche Hunnewell spent the winter in Charleston, SC, where her family previously lived. She volunteered once more at the soup kitchen, the shelter, and the Ronald McDonald House. One of her favorite hobbies is quilting. Blanche belongs to the Quilt Bank, which makes quilts for various causes such as burn victims, wounded veterans, and hospitals. • Kathleen McDermott Kelsh wrote: “We recently returned from a
Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty firstname.lastname@example.org 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Bob Carroll has been retired for 10 years. He lives in western Massachusetts, enjoying the good life, and visits Florida in the winter. • Edmund Patrick Kelley writes that he is living on Hilton Head, playing golf, and enjoying other amenities. The Kelleys have three children: Two are married, and the third is making plans for a May wedding. • Ken Cahill writes that he is retired and enjoying life in North Kingston. He has a busy schedule, doing volunteer work at a hospital and at a soup distribution center at his church. • Long-lost Jim Drummey has published a new book: Who Do You Say That I Am?—120 Questions and Answers About Jesus Christ. His website is www.crpublications.com. • Richard Burke retired from the Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel after 27 years of service and later sold real estate in Boston. He is also an avid sailor and golfer. His son has a high position in Homeland Security in Washington DC. • Walter O’Leary has been residing in Savannah, GA, for the past nine years, having earlier lived in New Jersey for 35 years. He is still working for a swimsuit manufacturer and loves it. • Paul Keaveney, MS’62, has been retired from Chemical Abstracts since 2001. He has done a bit of traveling and says he has only South America and Antarctica still to conquer. Paul does quite a bit of reading and also volunteers at an elementary school, where he works with autistic children. • I am sad to report that Paul Walker, from Farmingdale, ME, died in January. Paul felt passionately about education and was a pioneer in educational
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fascinating trip to Egypt and Jordan, a unique experience. The pyramids, tombs, and temples are truly amazing. Other highlights of the trip included a cruise down the Nile River, a mercifully brief camel ride, a visit to the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, and a trip to the Dead Sea. We are also enjoying our six grandchildren and look forward each year to spending time with all of them and their parents in Florida for Easter. We all love to leave the Chicago and New York areas for a few days in the sun.” • A year from now will be our 50th reunion, so start thinking about the weekend!
1961 Correspondents: Dave and Joan Angino Melville email@example.com 3 Earl Road Bedford, MA 01730; 781-275-6334 Our sympathy and prayers go to the families of Shirley Cyronis, Mary Noyes, and Robert Soucy, classmates who have recently passed away. We are all reaching or have reached our 70th birthday, and our 50th reunion is only two years away. • On a much lighter note, we have talked to several of our classmates. Nancy Magri Dubin reports that she, Maureen Nagle Banks, Ann McHale, and Maureen O’Neill Looney spent a beautiful day visiting with Anne Manning Ackerman in Gloucester. Nancy tells us that Maureen Looney is living in Winchester and working in medical practice at Beth Israel Deaconess. Her husband, Jack, is chair of the Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences Department at UMass Boston. Two of their four children graduated from BC. They spend much of the summer in Harwich. • I spoke to Tom Concannon (mayor of Newton, 1994–1998): He is still very active with his law practice and as a member of the board of Senior Partners for Justice, a pro bono service that helps lowincome families who cannot afford attorneys. He also has a program on a local cable access station. Tom gave up politics after running for Middlesex County register of probate, an election he initially won but lost in a recount. • Bob Buck sends his regards to everyone. He and wife Nancy live in Severna Park, MD. They have four children and several grandkids. Bob is retired from International Paper. They summer in West Harwich, and Bob keeps in shape managing and playing third base for a team in the Senior Softball League. He admits to being
quite good and still gets a thrill whenever he hits one out of the park. • Speaking of quite good, Norm Towle is playing golf to a 5 handicap. He and pal Bob Derba get to play quite frequently. Norm takes credit for all Bob’s success—he says Bob has been following him everywhere, starting in the first grade, and continuing through high school, college, and even to their winter haunt in Boynton Beach, FL. Norm retired 12 years ago when he sold his printing business. He and wife Anne live in Winchester. They have three children and four grandchildren. As for Bob Derba, he is still on the go with two businesses: Derba & Derba (with son Matt), an executive search firm, and LeaderBoard, a national firm that works with nonprofit golf tournaments to enhance their ability to attract more participants. His golf handicap is a mystery. Bob and wife Patty live in Andover and have two children. • Kevin Byrne, JD’64, is still practicing law. He is of counsel with Lian, Zarrow, Eynon & Shea in Worcester. His theater days are over, but he says he still puts on a pretty good act in the courtroom. After 35 years, he is stepping down as town moderator in Shrewsbury. That is a wonderful record, Kevin, although we know you will miss being up in front of a crowd. Kevin was a prolific debater and public speaker going back to his days at BC High. He and wife Virginia have three children and two grandchildren. • Class of ’61, keep in touch and remember when we call, we are not looking for money, just some interesting stories.
nc 1961 Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman firstname.lastname@example.org 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 Carol O’Shea Dyer wrote to say she retired three years ago from teaching third grade, first in New Jersey and then in Enfield, CT, where she and Franklin live. They are close to their two sons and three grandchildren, whom they love (lucky Carol). Frank is a cancer survivor; doctors said he would live 2 years after he was diagnosed, and that was 11 years ago. They summer in Kingston, RI, from May to October. Carol keeps in touch with Marge Carroll Pluso, Linda Jenks Geddes, and Sallie Ann Dow Casey. • Brigid O’Sullivan Sheehan wrote that she has been thinking about our 50th reunion in 2011. Mark your calendar! It will be here before you know it. She would like us to
think about what we would like to do for a class gift. Some things to consider might be a contribution to the University, as well as a donation to the Religious of the Sacred Heart Mission in Haiti, where our own Judy Vollbrecht, RSCJ, is a missionary. Betty Hitchins Wilson, Juliana Fazakerly Gilheany, and Linda Gray Mackay, MA’04, were in favor of the ideas. • Carole O’Shea Dyer suggested that we might have a Facebook site (which would be a closed site that only classmates could access). This might be something to think about for the reunion news. We would need someone to set up and manage the site. • Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of Mary Sue Flanagan, whose nephew John died in December. He was the son of Walter and Ann Foley Flanagan NC’59.
1962 Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano email@example.com 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 Bob Pemberton e-mailed an update of his activities. In 1980 Bob founded a software company in Hyannis, which went public in 1995 and was sold in 2002 after the death of his wife. Bob later remarried and moved from the Cape to Wayland. In 2006 he co-founded the Bank of Cape Cod, the newest commercial bank in Massachusetts, where he continues to serve as chairman. Last year, Bob became chairman of ZepInvest, an Internet company that provides access to premium investment research, located in New York City. • Jack Donovan announced he has been retired for about eight years and is convinced that working for a living is highly overrated. Jack frequently spends time traveling to San Francisco to visit his two sons. He and his wife, Trisha, are thrilled to announce that their daughter gave birth to their first grandchild (a girl) a few months ago. • Paul Devin will be stepping down as supreme advocate and general counsel of the Knights of Columbus in Hartford, CT. He has held this position for over seven years and says it has been an extraordinary opportunity to serve the church, the community, and the order. Paul, who will probably reside on Cape Cod for a time, is looking forward to rejoining our class luncheons at the BC Club every second Friday of the month. (Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending.) www.bc.edu/alumni
• Nancy Cotter, a member of the Class of ’62 until the end of her junior year, when she left for a year and returned to graduate with the Class of ’63, is living in Naples, FL. Nancy has been ill for some time, but is still very active in her church, St. Williams, as a lay Franciscan. She is in frequent contact with Barbara Mahoney Korper, Bette Broderick Whitman, and Paula MacDonough, as well as Frank and E. Trish Faggiano. We all wish her well, and our prayers are with her. • Please write, e-mail, or call. We’d love to hear from you. Best wishes to all.
nc 1962 Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes firstname.lastname@example.org 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043
1963 Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell email@example.com 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 I received an e-mail from Ed Lynch, informing me that he and his wife, in fact, attended our 45th. They doubled with Ed’s lifelong friend and classmate, Jack Greeley, and their spouses. Ed is still practicing law at 45 Franklin St. in Lynn, where he has been for over 30 years. There are still a few of us trudging along in the practice. • I heard the sad news of the November 23, 2008, passing of Frank Gallagher, who resided in Quincy. A retired Air Force pilot/navigator, Frank served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross from President Johnson for his service in the Vietnam conflict. • Here’s an update on the Matthew McDonnell clan. During a little over the last two years, Eileen ’64 and I have had five new family additions: John Angland Howard, born on December 27, 2006; Ronan Gregory Howard, on November 18, 2008; Colin Joseph Casciari, on August 10, 2007; Elizabeth Eileen McDonnell (daughter of Paul ’93 and Laura Bradanini McDonnell ’98), on September 2, 2007; and the most recent, Peter John Smoragiewicz, on February 18, 2009. This brings the total to seven grandchildren. Babies and mothers (and fathers) are all doing fine, and as my mother would say, “Thanks be to God.” • Enjoy the summer! And please be in touch!
nc 1963 Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty firstname.lastname@example.org 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 Kathleen O’Riley Burdick and Delie Conley Flynn attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration in January. They had a marvelous time at this historic and moving event. Kathleen’s daughter, Meaghan Burdick, works in the White House as liaison to the Small Business Administration. • Marjorie Dever Shea and Judy DeMarco are putting together a luncheon in Boston for our New England alumnae. They have had a good response to the idea. Sadly, you’ll get this after the luncheon takes place, so further news will be in our next column. Congratulations to Marj and Judy for getting this together. • If you have news that you’d like to share, the Alumni Association forwards your letters to me. Can you believe that our 50th is four years hence?
1964 Correspondent: John Moynihan email@example.com 27 Rockland Street Swampscott, MA 01907 The Class of 1964 boasts two members of the BC Board of Trustees: Chuck Clough and Patrick Stokes (former chair). Chuck is chairman and CEO of Clough Capital Partners in Boston, and Pat is chairman of the Anheuser-Busch Companies in St. Louis. In addition, Denis Carroll, John Cunningham, and Daniel Harrington, SJ, MA’65, serve as trustee associates. Denis is chairman and CEO of Holden Industries in Deerfield, IL; John is chairman and CEO of Cunningham & Co. in Boston; and Dan is a professor of New Testament at BC’s new School of Theology and Ministry. • Jerry O’Sullivan was arguably the guy most responsible for breaking up the Mafia in New England. In the 1970s and ’80s, he headed the New England Organized Crime Strike Force and through pioneering racketeering cases brought down the Winter Hill Gang and Boston mob boss Gennaro “Jerry” Angiulo. He later became a partner in the law firm of Choate Hall & Stewart. Sadly, Jerry died at his home in Winchester in February. • Emmet McCarthy writes: “I recently endured three abdominal surgeries in three months—ICU, last rites twice, etc. But I’m
better than ever; I lost 35 pounds, work out regularly, and am just glad to be alive. Jayne and I thank our classmates for their prayers and well wishes during my illness. The collective strength meant so much to my recovery.” • Fred Dorey, MA’66, is a biomedical statistician at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a faculty member at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. • As I write this—in February— Joan and Jim Vaccarino are the proud grandparents of two. • There are currently 22 classmates on the Class Gift Committee, with Skip Barry as chair. The committee has set a goal of 38 percent participation, a 45th reunion record. You can expect to hear from them about the importance of giving back to the school that meant so much to most of us. Questions? Contact Walker Jones at 617552-1445 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Skip writes: “Remember the Senior Class Gift that was presented to President Michael Walsh, SJ, just prior to our Commencement in 1964? A gift of $250,000 was generated from our class of 1,300 (mostly penniless) graduating seniors—possibly a record Senior Class Gift! Ever wonder what happened to that money? Well, it was used to establish an endowment: The Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund. Today, that fund’s balance has grown to more than $1 million and is currently providing partial scholarships to four BC students every year. Now, that’s a legacy!” • Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDI’76, is now teaching at a college in Mwanza, Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Victoria. • Bob Scavullo helped organize a day of recollection for the BC San Francisco alumni chapter. • Mark your calendar for our 45th reunion, May 28–31. President Alice Buckley Brennan and committee have prepared a blockbuster program. Steve Duffy says he’s organizing a tennis tournament that will combine singles, doubles, and mixed triples for all competitive levels: “Don’t forget to bring your shoes and racquet!” • Trivia questions: Who was our football coach in freshman and sophomore years? What NFL team did he later coach? Send in your answers along with class news.
nc 1964 Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb email@example.com 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 By the time you read this, you may already be mourning my absence from the reunion. My niece is getting married in California 13 class notes
that weekend, and it seems I’m the only family member whose calendar wasn’t checked before she picked the date. So it is incumbent on all of you who do go to fill me in on what I missed. I love living vicariously, but I also love having fodder for the column. So here’s the latest for this column. • Vivian Walter writes: “After graduation from Newton, I married my highschool sweetheart. We raised our two daughters, Suzanne ’87 and Diane, in Scarsdale, NY. Suzanne lives in Rye, NY, with her husband, Andy O’Brien ’85, and three boys. Diane and Carl Aune have twin girls and live in Tucson, AZ. After raising two daughters and having various careers, including owning Tennis Corner Boutique in Scarsdale, my life’s path changed course. Divorcing after 30 years, I decided to make my permanent residence Steamboat Springs, CO. Although I’m involved in real estate investing, remodeling, and construction management, I still have time for camping, golf, and skiing. My ‘significant other’ of 13 years, Michael Lewis, and I enjoy most of our time here, but hope to spend a few months a year at our home in Kauai, HI. Last summer we took our grandsons on a great trip to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, and Cody, WY. I guess I am no longer a New Yorker! I do still keep in contact with Bobbie Thompson Cadle and Mary Goldmann McGowan.” Vivian, it’s wonderful to hear from you. • Sue Bellanca Walsh writes: “After I retired from career counseling, I completed a three-year pastoral ministry program at Holy Names College in Oakland, CA. I am involved in various ministries at our parish of 4,900 families, including laying the groundwork for beginning a discipleship/stewardship ministry and now, chairing it. My husband, Jack (HC’63), retired from full-time pediatric practice and now works part-time with the county Public Health Services. Our four sons and their families are spread out from here in the San Francisco Bay area to Salt Lake City and Boulder. We have three grandsons close by and a granddaughter and a grandson in Salt Lake City. Our third son, Kevin, is in his second year of medical school at the University of Utah, and our fourth son, Brendan, in Boulder, is being transferred to London by his software company. Our eldest grandson, Michael (6), has autism. This has been the greatest challenge for our family, as well as an opportunity to be fully involved with all three grandsons who live just 10 minutes from us.” Sue reports that last May, she, Kathy Wilson Conroy, Rosemarie Van Eyck
Winslow, Morna Ford Sheehy, and Regina McDonnell Hayes, rented a house in Santa Fe, NM, last May so they “could cook and eat together. It was great fun! We missed celebrating Mother’s Day with our offspring, but all of us received at least one call wishing us a happy day. Regina was the winner with her daughter Jocelyn sending chocolates!” • Tom and Carol Sorace Whalen crossed the Atlantic on the Queen Mary 2, and then in London traced the path of Winston Churchill, focusing on the War Museum and his home at Chartwell. • Here are two more Newton names: Florence Aldrich-Bennett still teaches full-time in an elementary school in Concord, and Rosalind Aldrich’s daughter Jennifer was married last summer. • Final note: I’m really sorry to miss this reunion. As for my niece’s wedding—it had better be good.
1965 Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Everett Avenue Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Bruce Gormley e-mailed me with information about his children. His daughter is a recent graduate of NYU Nursing School and works in the city. She plans to attend Columbia soon. His son Ross is applying to BC. He is a Division One swimmer and a straight-A student, so perhaps he will follow in his father’s footsteps at BC. Brian is a computer database designer and lives in Monroe, CT. • A Christmas letter from Kathy McVarish Sullivan states that she had a wonderful time visiting son Sean ’95 and his wife, Aimee, and sons Mathieu and Brian in Australia last winter. They are now back in the States and live in Mansfield. Kathy is doing counseling in her own practice and loves it. The other members of her family are well, and Kathy is enjoying all her grandchildren. • A Christmas letter from Mary Kingsbury Doller brings the wonderful news that her granddaughter Hunter had her final chemo treatment and is loving kindergarten. Mary’s other grandchildren are thriving and enjoying ballet and sports. All the Dollers are very involved in supporting Dana-Farber and the Pan-Mass Challenge. Mary has retired from teaching at St. Thecla’s and is enjoying some free time. • Mary Margaret and John Griffin welcomed a granddaughter into their family. She is the daughter of son Jim and his wife, Michelle, and joins big brother Cole at home. The
Griffins now have three grandsons and one granddaughter. • Again, I would appreciate hearing from more classmates. E-mail makes it so easy, so give it a try!
nc 1965 Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins email@example.com 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Twelve members of our class enjoyed a reunion luncheon and lots of laughs and memories at the University Club in New York City in December: Sue Casey Engel, Judy Clune Groppa, Linda Mason Crimmins, Harriet Dower Stephenson, Judy Maguire, Helen O’Brien Maher, Janet McInerney Sargent, Joan Mutty McPartlin, Midge Schmitt Schmidt, Cathy Thompson, Marty Schickel Ibrahim, and Betsy Warren Werronen. Organized by Janet McInerney Sargent, this was the fifth annual luncheon. Tentative plans have been made for the sixth reunion on December 7, 2009. • Marty Schickel Ibrahim provided an update in our last column about Rita Scotti, including a link to some of her work: http://rascotti.com/index.htm. • Bill and Jane (Hauserman) Hogan of Cleveland often visit their daughter Kate ’93 and son Billy and their six grandchildren who live near Boston. Another son, Mark, is a dorm parent and teacher at the Rumsey Hall School in Connecticut. • Condolences to Sandy Brennan Worthing, whose husband, Rich, passed away on November 19 in Minneapolis. Sandy and Rich have two children, Angus and Kate. • In our last column, I noted the deaths of three classmates: Joan Kenary Murphy, Jane Mullowney Tyler, and Priscilla Durkin. Many of you have sent wonderful memories and beautiful tributes about each; unfortunately, space doesn’t allow for including all of them. Some common adjectives to describe each of these wonderful women included beloved, fun-loving, kind, compassionate, intelligent, caring…and the list goes on. We can be proud they are a part of our Newton community. Janet McInerney Sargent and Donna Cianelli participated in the liturgy celebrating Priscilla’s life. • I would like to propose that those who wish to honor our deceased classmates contribute to the Newton College endowed chair at Boston College in their memory. I intend to specifically name each of our classmates who have died in the past year www.bc.edu/alumni
when I make my contribution. Hopefully, SWC will live on forever! The Alumni Association has provided me with a complete list of deceased classmates; please let me know if you would like a copy. • Thanks to Pat Noonan Walsh, Charlene Smith Betourney, Lisa Pustorino Edmiston, P-J Mikita McGlynn, Marianne Pizzuto Haggerty, Nancy McNiff O’Brien, Sue Tenner Bangert, Sue Bearden McNamara, Nancy Philpott Cook, Libby Miller Fitzgerald, and all who sent notes. • If you have not already done so, please send me your e-mail address to be added to a distribution list so you can receive time-sensitive news without waiting for the next class notes. • Be connected, stay healthy, and laugh a lot.
1966 Boston College Alumni Association firstname.lastname@example.org 825 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458; 617-552-4141 We would like to extend thanks to Dane Baird for his excellent work as class correspondent for the Class of 1966 during the past three years. His reporting and storytelling, as well as the good humor that he often brought to this column, will be much missed in these pages. We greatly appreciate Dane’s service to his class and to Boston College. • We are now seeking a new correspondent for the Class of 1966. If you would like to serve Boston College as a volunteer in this capacity, please contact Betsy McLain, class notes editor, at email@example.com, or at the address noted above.
nc 1966 Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst firstname.lastname@example.org 4204 Silent Wing Santa Fe, NM 87507; 505-474-3162 Laurence and Evelyn Fu Loh live in Bellevue, WA, and Evelyn reports what many of us have found to be true: “Retirement life is busier than before!” The Lohs have welcomed three grandchildren in the past four years. Their children and grandchildren all live in the Seattle/Bellevue area, so they are able to see them often—and take care of the grandkids on a regular basis. Evelyn reports that summer is beautiful in Washington State, and she welcomes traveling classmates to stop by for a visit. • Karen Lally Manzo
visited these pages a few issues ago, but I did not get to report all her e-mail news due to space considerations. She wrote that when they moved to Tucson, AZ, some years ago, it was a place she “did not want to go but loved,” and she hated to return to New Hampshire. “While we miss Arizona, we love being back with our families. Life is good. And I am very grateful for all the gifts God has given me.” Karen’s husband Pat, a physicist, is vice president of a scientific company in Massachusetts. “He loves what he does and has no immediate plans to retire. I would love to travel more—maybe someday!” • Carolyn Cassin-Driscoll plays tennis and golf in Arizona in the winter. Back in Chicago, she has been busy since her retirement, volunteering with midlife adults in a welfare-to-work program and tutoring in an inner-city grade school with the BC Club of Chicago. “Both use my counseling skills and provide some good opportunities.” • Barbara Childs Hall reports that she took advantage of the beautiful Connecticut fall to plant more than 40 shrubs, trees, and plants in October. “I wonder why I feel I need a few Advil!” Her garden was already a showplace—it must now be truly spectacular! Barbara summarizes the common threads she hears from her other Newton friends: “Family, health, can’t do what I’ve always done. Enjoy what we have. Get rid of the stuff!”
1967 Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict email@example.com 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 Cindy Butters is planning to retire on May 31 after more than 30 years working in higher education. She is presently associate provost of academic affairs at Middlesex Community College. • John St. George is recovering from successful knee replacement surgery. He is feeling good and is already back at work. • Len Doherty, MBA’71, is living in Ridgefield, CT, and continues to work in the HR consulting and recruitment arena. • John Hart, JD’70, has retired from FM Global. • Carol (King), M.Ed.’68, and Peter Gately have recently returned from Florida. • Norm Welch and his family attended the reception prior to the BC– Providence hockey game, along with Mary and Bob St. Germain, Pat and Jack Keating, your correspondents, and the usual cast of
suspects mentioned above. • The class offers its belated condolences to the family of Edith Starr, M.Ed.’68, who passed away on July 25, 2008.
nc 1967 Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free firstname.lastname@example.org 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 Continuing from the Winter column…There seem to be several more grandguys who were born in 2006, beyond those reported previously. Tony and Kathie Flanigan Asmuth have an active one who spent Thanksgiving in Wisconsin with them, along with his parents and four- and six-year-old sisters. Kathie and Tony have also been traveling since their semiretirement. • Marilyn Fu Harpster tried to stay warm in Florida over Thanksgiving, but returned to Ohio to spend more time with William (2) and David (8 months). • A holiday card from Pat and Joan Cooper Curran featured a wonderful family wedding picture. October 11 was a beautiful day in Atlanta, when daughter Katie married Tom Kelly, who is from Colorado—but with good Irish roots. Katie graduated from BC with a degree in psychology in 1997, got her master’s from Smith College in 2001, and had been working for several years in New York City, where she met Tom. Joan’s 93-year-old mother came up from Florida, and Kathy Donahue McCall and her husband flew east from California to be part of the festivities. The newlyweds now live in Portland, OR. The Currans’ son, Kevin, is a doctoral candidate in biology at the University of Washington. That puts all the young folks on the West Coast, so we know Joan and Pat will be traveling in the months ahead. Luckily, they like the outdoor life, and golf is their newest interest. • Sad to say, not all class news is so cheerful. In early December, word arrived of the loss of William Michael Schuster, the son of Peter and Marcie Cormier Clarke. He had been ill with cancer for several years, yet, ardent fan that he was, he personally cheered for his favorite sports teams through the fall. He also left behind a wife and young son, Bailey. Our prayers are with the whole family. • OK…I am now at the bottom of my stack of class news notes. Most of you like hearing about your classmates, so if we haven’t heard from you of late, the ball is now in your court. Please send me a little something about yourself as 15 class notes
soon as you read this! And don’t forget to let me know if anyone needs the prayers of our class Prayer Net. Meanwhile, enjoy the next three months until there is more news. God bless you all!
1968 Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day email@example.com The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049
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1969 Correspondent: James R. Littleton email@example.com 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 James T. Van Buren ’69 has been appointed chair of the Access to Justice Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. A member of both the MBA and the Worcester County Bar Association for many years, he is chairing this section for the second time. For nearly three decades, James has been a solo practitioner in Fitchburg, where he also volunteers extensively. In 2005, he was one of 21 statewide representatives appointed to the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, and he is now vice chair of the committee. James earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1975.
nc 1969 Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello firstname.lastname@example.org 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321 Hello, friends! I have two websites for you, both sent to me by classmates. The first is www.avonwalk.org from Lila Mellen, who is planning to walk the Boston Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in memory of Ginny Turner Lombard, Ph.D.’79. Good luck, Lila! The second, www.thankyoufilms.org, comes from
E r ne st J. Mo ni z ’ 6 6 Ann Lessing Bresnan and Pat Farrell, the cofounders of ThankYou Films. On the website you can see and hear Ann and Pat speaking about their mission. • Winnie Loving accessed the BC alumni online community and wrote news for our column. Thank you, Winnie, for contributing. She writes that last August she was selected to be Ms. Virgin Islands Senior America 2008 and the at-large delegate to the National Ms. Senior America Pageant, which was held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City in October 2008. The National Senior America Pageant is the oldest pageant for ladies 60 years and older who represent the ideal of women who have reached the “age of elegance.” Winnie is a family person who has deeply embedded roots in the St. Croix community. She is a former Fulbright exchange teacher, a retired educator with 31 years of classroom experience, and the author of a children’s book titled My Name is Freedom (Trafford Publishing, 2007). Kudos to you, Winnie! • Esther Fitzgerald Schnurnberger wrote to say that the sun shines 360 days a year in New Mexico. That is not true here in Ohio. Four seasons are experienced. Amazing open spaces abound with beautiful mountains. She enjoys her simpler, back-to-basics, outdoor lifestyle. Esther claims no one there is chasing after wealth. New Mexico is aptly named the Land of Enchantment, and she agrees. • Jackie Roughan Gray is vice president of the Nashua Teachers’ Union. That keeps her very busy. • Got news?
1970 Correspondent: Dennis Razz Berry email@example.com 15 George Street Wayland, MA 01778; 508-655-1497
nc 1970 Correspondent: Fran Dubrowski firstname.lastname@example.org 3251 Klingle Road, NW Washington, DC 20008 Many of you have been kind enough to share news of your 60th birthday celebrations. Despite all the inspiration, I could never decide how to spend mine. Frustrated by the indecision, my husband scheduled a family trip to Ireland for New Year’s. Every time we encountered an elegant spa or restaurant, I’d say, “We might as well, as we didn’t do anything for my 60th birthday.”
energy matters hen Ernest J. Moniz ’66 was about to speak before a Congressional committee, the story goes, the chairman of the committee, a powerful member of Congress, introduced him by saying, “I like Dr. Moniz. He knows stuff.” Moniz began learning his “stuff” as a physics major at BC—later adding a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford. He joined the MIT faculty in 1973 and is currently the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems. He also directs the institution’s Energy Initiative and its Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. No stranger to the national stage, Moniz served as under secretary of the U.S. Department Ernest J. Moniz served as under of Energy from 1997 to 2001, and spent two prior secretary of the U.S. Department of years as associate director for science in the Pres- Energy during the Clinton administration ident’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. and his research remains at the nexus A viable energy policy is instrumental to the of energy, science, and technology. nation’s prosperity, according to Moniz, who sees reducing global carbon emissions as the next big challenge. “It’s perhaps the primary area for the application of science, engineering, and policy to meet real human needs,” he says.
Below, Moniz reflects upon his career and his alma mater: what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life?
what is one thing everyone should do while at bc?
A career spanning more than four decades has, for me, satisfying periods rather than moments, and they coincide with opportunities to help a community of researchers, students, and citizens: in physics, building new laboratory capabilities and a new research program for nuclear scientists across the country; in clean energy, guiding an MIT initiative involving hundreds of researchers looking to transform the energy landscape; in government, restarting a U.S.-Russian collaboration to dispose of nuclear weapons material.
Take every opportunity to do research as an undergraduate.
how have you changed since graduation? My biggest change in outlook came from public service during the Clinton administration—physics sometimes looked easy compared to doing the people’s business!
why did you decide to attend bc?
in your personal life?
BC was rapidly raising the quality of its research and educational programs, and yet preserving the opportunity for close association with faculty.
My 36 years of marriage to my wife, Naomi.
what is the secret to success?
what is your best bc memory?
Hard work, core values, and high standards— all without compromise.
The extraordinary opportunity as a Scholar of the College to work under the tutelage of Professor Joe Chen.
where is your favorite spot on the heights?
what is your next goal?
Get better at fly-fishing.
what would you do if you were bc president for a day? Expand undergraduate research opportunities.
to read the profile of ernest j. moniz online, visit www.bc.edu/alumni/moniz.html.
• Stephen Donovan has retired after serving for 16 years as principal of ActonBoxborough Regional High School. He spent 36 years in administrative positions in the Acton-Boxborough schools, ranging from junior-high counselor to high-school principal, with several positions in between. Stephen plans to continue working and to travel, particularly to Ireland, where he hopes to gain dual citizenship. • Tom Henneberry, MBA’74, continues to practice law in the Boston area and still resides in Lexington. He and wife Reggie, who just retired from teaching, have almost finished putting their five children through college. Tom’s favorite summer pastime is sailing in Newport with classmate Brian Cunha. In his spare time, he drives and works on the same 1963 Ford XL convertible that he drove during his BC days. • Michael McGrath has joined the Thomas Group as executive chairman of the board. He also serves on the boards of Entrust, SensAble Technologies, the Berwick Academy, and the Aidmatrix Foundation. Mike is chairman of the board of York Hospital and vice chairman of St. Michael’s College. He served previously as president and CEO of i2 Technologies. Mike holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. • It is with sadness that I report the death of Kevin Forde. Kevin enjoyed a career spanning over 30 years in aviation marketing and sales management for Swissair, and he later had a business of his own. He leaves his wife, Clare, and his daughter, Genevieve. He also leaves two siblings, John Forde ’66 and Maureen Forde Quinlan ’66. Our condolences to his family.
beat North Carolina (ranked Number 1 at the time) and Duke; there’s more than one alum on major league baseball rosters (Chris Lambert ’06 and Joe Martinez ’05) for the first time since 1964; and hockey star Nathan Gerbe ’09 is already in the NHL. • I had a message from Mark Schwab, following up on my column about the highschool classmates of Tim Russert, H’04, in our class. In January, Mark, another Canisius High ’68 grad, retired as president and CEO of Crayola LLC, a subsidiary of Hallmark, where he worked for over 30 years. He and his wife, the parents of three grown children, plan to move from Lehigh Valley, PA, to Asheville, NC. • I spoke to John Sacco, who had an eventful 2008. He married Barbara Lane, the assistant to the director of the Getty Museum, in London last fall; moved from Orange County to Santa Monica; and began working for the UCLA Medical Center, where he oversees the technological aspects of its renovation. • I had a message from Tom DeSimone, executive vice president of WS Development Associates in Chestnut Hill. He, wife Midge, and Wendy and John Larivee recently visited Kathy and Jim Martens at their restaurant, The Bagel Mill, in Peterborough, NH. Tom and Midge are planning their fifth trip to Europe to visit their son Jon and their three grandkids, who live in London. • My condolences to the families of the classmates we’ve lost since my last column: Martin Laughlin, Christopher McCarthy, Anthony Oliveri, and David Ziomek.
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All told, the “might as wells” added up to a pricey, if memorable, vacation. Better still, amid the rest and relaxation, I devised a plan for a belated 60th birthday celebration— more about that in another column. Things we loved about Ireland: the irreverence of the press (describing the bailout as “more to the potty”); the Kilmainham Gaol tour (for a fascinating glimpse of Irish history); and the beauty of the Ring of Beara (less touristy than the Ring of Kerry). • Liz Scannell Burke celebrated New Year’s by taking her family—husband, children and their spouses, and grandchild—to Costa Rica, which she highly recommends. • Meg Finn is relishing her new role as grandmother to Hazel. • Patti Bruni Keefe has six grandchildren—Madeline (7), Johnny (5), Theresa (3), Josephine (1), Peter (1), and Martha (9 months) who gather at her home for Sunday dinners. Patti visited Los Angeles, where son Johnny performs in Lord Buckley in Los Angeles, and Rome, where son Joey studies theology at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Her daughter Molly, a BC nursing senior, planned to travel to Nicaragua, to volunteer at a clinic with the Global Health Initiative, and to Lourdes, to assist infirm pilgrims. • Harriet Mullaney traveled east briefly for the wedding of her nephew at Manhattan’s fashionable Carlyle Hotel. In lieu of her usual western garb, she purchased a “little black cocktail dress” for the occasion—which by all accounts was a smash hit, proving we can still pull off sartorial splendor when we choose. (I point out, fashion coverage is a “first” for this column, which has addressed a wide range of topics, from the dietary habits of bears to recommended literature.) • Kathy Sheehan resumed writing Christmas letters after a two-year hiatus, providing news of travels to Rome and Alaska (more about that in my next column). For now, she sends “best wishes for the return of the robust 401(k) and a prosperous and healthy 2009 for all.” Perfect!
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Joe Collins reports that Russ Pavia celebrated his 59th birthday by cheering the Red Sox to a game six victory in the American League Championship Series. The BC football team also beat Virginia Tech that night to make his birthday even more special.
I was disappointed to see the Eagles’ bowlwinning streak end, but I’ve had some consolation as a BC sports fan since then. The Associated Press named Matt Ryan ’07 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Chris Snee ’04 All-Pro guard; the basketball Eagles 17 class notes
Mario and Meg Barres Alonso report that their son Matt married Windy last year, and the couple now live less than 10 minutes away from them. Matt is enterprise systems supervisor at Weather Trends International, a company that forecasts long-term weather and whose clients include Wal-Mart, Target, and other Fortune 500 companies. He’s working on his master’s degree at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Windy is a neonatal intensive care nurse and is working on her master’s in nursing at DeSales University. Their other son, Mike, graduated from Princeton and is in his second year of teaching through the Teach For America program in Miami. TFA places teachers in very rough, underperforming
schools throughout the country. Meg reports Mike’s job is tough, but he truly enjoys it. Mario continues to work on perfecting the art of semiretirement. He published his first book and is working on a second, he still sees patients and coaches senior executives and family businesses, and he writes monthly columns for a national magazine and a regional business journal. In his spare time, Mario enjoys playing tennis and continuing his training to become a professional poker player. You can check out his website: www. alonsostrategyconsulting.com. Meg has jumped back with all four feet into the world of veterinary medicine as medical director of AnimalScan, the first veterinary MRI center in her region (www.animalscan.org). She also works part-time at a local veterinary practice. She plans her retirement circa 2045. • In May, Weld and Ellen Conway Morse were in the Berkshires celebrating their anniversary. Kathy Connor joined them for a very delightful dinner one evening. This past fall, Richard Avellone and Kathy spent a weekend in Boston, where they enjoyed a delicious dinner at Mary-Catherine Deibel’s wonderful restaurant and a visit with Mary-Catherine. Also, Kathy has seen Cathy Clark McCarthy twice—once when Cathy and her husband, Chris, were in the Berkshires on a business trip and stayed at the Cranwell Resort, the beautiful former Jesuit prep school, and more recently, when she and Richard joined Cathy and Chris in Worcester to see a Neil Diamond concert (yes, Neil Diamond). And last, but certainly not least, Kathy recently had lunch with Mary Wurzelbacher Hogan, whom she had not seen in 15 years.
1973 Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo email@example.com 19 Hartlawn Road Boston, MA 02132 Is everyone ready for spring and opening day at Fenway? I know I am! • One note on me: I have acquired a seat on the Board of Program Reviewers for NCATE, which reviews undergraduate programs, in my case foreign languages. • Frank J. Riccio has been appointed by the Massachusetts Bar Association as cochair of its Health Law section. Frank went on to earn his doctor of dental medicine degree from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry and his law degree from Suffolk University
Law School. He currently maintains a private practice, the Law Office of Frank J. Riccio, in Braintree, where he concentrates on a variety of areas, including medical and dental malpractice, product liability, liquor liability, general negligence, and insurance law. Frank is also a member of the part-time faculty at Harvard Dental School. • On a sad note, we have lost two classmates since I last wrote: Frank Careri Jr. of Hackensack, NJ, and Robert Zaks of Brockton. Our condolences go out to their families. • That’s all for now. Where are you, West Coast people? Let’s hear from you!
nc 1973 Correspondent: Joan B. Brouillard JBBrouillard@aol.com PO Box 1207 Glen, NH 03838; 603-383-4003 Maureen McKeown checked in from San Francisco. She works in a local hospital with disabled kids as a speech/language pathologist and has a small private practice. Husband John Larkin is an electrical engineer, and their daughter Liz is a recent Cornell graduate. They have a cabin near Lake Tahoe. I laughed when she quoted me, that “some people are just not meant to ski,” after an adventure on the slopes. Yes, my instructor said that to me. • Patrice Muchowski-Conley appeared on my TV one afternoon! She is vice president of clinical services at AdCare Hospital, which treats individuals at all levels of addiction. Patrice earned her doctorate from BU and is an associate in UMass Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and a clinical instructor in Harvard’s Department of Psychiatry. She says that she is fortunate in having worked in a profession in which she feels she “gets” much more than she gives. • Marianne Clarke and her husband, John Redman, divide their time between Maryland and Fortunes Rocks on the Maine coast. Their daughter, Katie Redman, is a BC senior, finishing a premed program. Marianne does consulting on tech-based economic development for Battelle, a large nonprofit R&D company. • My biggest cheerleader on Facebook is Susan Jaquet. She suggests a subgroup called “offspring of the NCSH ’73 moms,” since so many classmates have children who have attended BC. She is thrilled that after 35 years of little correspondence, we have painlessly reconnected! I agree, Sue. Children Christopher and Alexandra Jaquet Marciniak are both seniors, he at Sidwell Friends in DC and she www.bc.edu/alumni
at BC. Marianne Short, JD’76, has faithfully sent a Christmas card every single year, and Sue is delighted. • Our condolences to Peggy Warnken on the death of her father. Peggy had selflessly packed up from Massachusetts and returned to Connecticut years ago to be with her dad. Their Christmas photograph was always a joy to receive. • Kathy McDonough Hinderhofer, Mary Sue Ryan McKenna, and Donna Heuchling had the pleasure of attending Joan Garrity Flynn’s daughter’s wedding in November. Great fun! Kathy is involved in the RACK Society of Sacred Heart, which supports the 300 RSCJ nuns remaining in the United States. • Remember to keep in touch and to take advantage of BC’s “e-mail for life” for alumni. I am grateful for all that BC has shared with us.
1974 Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Stratton Lane Foxborough, MA 02035 As I am writing, we are waiting for another foot of snow in the Boston area. You will be reading this right about reunion time, and I am looking forward to a great, warm weekend filled with friends in May! • Congratulations to the newest first-time grandparents in our class: John and Maureen (Galvin) McCafferty welcomed daughter Meaghan’s first baby, Clare Blake Levasseur, on December 29, and Jayne (Saperstein) ’75 and Chris Mehne, JD’77, are the proud grandparents of Cole William Mehne, born in January. Cole’s parents are Jeffrey and Kimberly (McKenna) Mehne ’02. Who knows? Maybe the new additions will be members of the BC Class of 2031! • On a sad note, please remember the family and friends of William D. Manning of East Boston in your prayers, as he passed away in January. • Take care and please write.
nc 1974 Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan email@example.com 693 Boston Post Road Weston, MA 02493 I regretfully report the death of Elena Morelli Van Poznak on January 2, 2009, after a long battle with multiple myeloma. Elena was a positive force and a model of strength; her wisdom and wit will be greatly
missed by friends and family alike. Elena was a member of the faculty in the Bergenfield, NJ, school system, where she taught English. Our class sends condolences to her husband, Ted, and their children: Marisa, Teddy, Alex, and Katherine (KT), a senior at BC. We also send our condolences to her loving parents, her brother Louis, and Elena’s twin, Filomena, a frequent visitor to Newton from Smith. Elena and Fil were not only extremely close sisters but also best friends. Our class will remember Elena at the NC alumnae memorial Mass in May. • Reverse move news from MaryGail Bryan, who has relocated to Chelsea from Florida. MaryGail is the director of guidance at Chelsea High School. • Last May, Crystal Day and Julie Hirschberg Nuzzo and husband Tony ’73 had a wonderful time at the Palm Beach wedding of Mary Faith Schilling Saavedra’s son Dan ’03 to Nicole Morris ’03. • Ron and Deirdre Finn Romanowski met up with Beth Meehan Roenbeck at the Jersey shore. Deirdre works in the Wippany, NJ, school system, and Beth is a first-grade teacher. • Dan and Elise Gaudreau Bradley are doting grandparents. Elise is a middle-school Spanish teacher. She and Dan recently visited with Ken and Ana “Annie” Castaner McGrath in Puerto Rico. Annie and Ken have three grown sons. • All is quite well with Nelson and Mary Ellen Keegan Keyser: Daughter Elizabeth, captain of the women’s rowing team at BC, will graduate in May; son Matt is leaving the nest, as he just leased a house in Philly; and Nelson IV is returning home from his deployment flying the F-18 from the USS Roosevelt. Mary Ellen writes that she loves her position as director of alumnae relations at her alma mater, the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, in Villanova, PA.
1975 Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad firstname.lastname@example.org 149 Lincoln Street Norwood, MA 02062; 781-769-9542 A few years ago, Harold Chin embarked on a new career: acting. Currently, he can be seen in the recently released The Pink Panther 2, where he plays the curator of the Kyoto National Museum. Find the complete article describing his experience, “With New Movie, Local Actor’s Career Seems in the Pink,” by Googling “Harold Chin Salem News.” This is the fourth Salem News article on Harold, aka Jimmy May. “Toying with Success,” a previous article in the Salem News, tells of Harold’s role as an Asian pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End—and how he came to be immortalized in plastic as an action figure! Previous articles were about Harold’s role with Danny DeVito in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and his appearance on Everybody Hates Chris. Video clips can be found on www.ourfilmspace.com/profile/jimmymay. • On January 22, Chris ’74, JD’77, and Jayne Saperstein Mehne welcomed their first grandchild. Their son Jeffrey and his wife, Kimberly ’02, are the parents of baby Cole William Mehne—who already has his first Superfan T-shirt! • Vincent Russo and his former roommate Tony DiBarnaba have news about their daughters’ past and upcoming nuptials. Tony and his wife, Lori, celebrated the wedding of their daughter Kristen ’01 to Mark Fazio last October 11 in Boston. The wedding was beautiful and the reception grand. • Marianne Ruskay Glassanos, MS’79, is living in Hingham and
Actor Harold Chin can be seen in the recently released The Pink Panther 2, where he plays the curator of the Kyoto National Museum. She was recently in Denver for the CASENAIS professional development conference, where she met up with Mary Kernan Salsich, the director of campaign giving with the Severn School, just outside Annapolis. Mary and her husband live in Arlington, VA, and Mary commutes daily to Severn. • That is all the news from your class correspondent, Beth Docktor Nolan. Send me your news, and I’ll see you the weekend of May 28 at our 35th reunion.
working as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She sees Judith Shindul Rothschild, Ph.D.’90, on a regular basis. Judith is teaching at BC’s Connell School of Nursing. She and her husband have recently renovated her childhood home in Sherborn. Judith’s daughter Amanda is a BC student and a member of the women’s ice hockey team. Her oldest daughter, Rachael, graduated from Princeton last year is and working in DC. Marianne’s oldest, Cara (a Tufts grad), 19 class notes
recently married and resides in London. Her youngest, Laura (a Northwestern grad and a lacrosse player on the school’s national championship team), is a seventhgrade Spanish teacher at BC High, coaching boy’s lacrosse and pursuing her master’s degree at BC. • Thank you for the submissions and have a wonderful summer!
nc 1975 Correspondent: Mary Stevens McDermott email@example.com 56 Deer Meadow Lane Chatham, MA 02633; 508-945-2477 I am sad to report that Mary Anne Ciaccio Griffin lost her mother on Christmas Day 2008. Mary also shared that she and John recently had dinner with Tom and Pam Petrazzolo Jackson in New York City. • I share this note from the CWBC: “Jo Ann Hilliard Holland, a member of the Council for Women of Boston College, and husband Mark ’71 are cochairs of the Boston College Parents’ Fund Committee and members of the Parents’ Leadership Council. Jo Ann and Mark are the parents of Mark ’10. The council is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University.” Who better to represent us?! Thanks, Jo and Coach, for your ever continued support of Newton and BC. • I keep in touch with the Hardy first-floor ladies. Bob and Louise Paul Morin just celebrated their granddaughter Matajah’s second birthday. Lisa Antonelli Della Porta survived the wicked winter up in Rochester, NY, but is itching for spring in her garden and on the tennis court. Liz Mahoney Flaherty’s daughter Allison is happy with her transfer to BU and her studies in special ed. Danny, a high-school freshman, is home with Liz in McLean, VA. In March, Charlie and Nancy Coughlin Ferraro, M.Ed.’77, welcomed a new puppy. Our pal Cyndee Crowe Frere and Ron had the snow they hoped for at their B&B at the foot of Mount Snow in Vermont. Let me know if you are interested in a wonderful year-round getaway and I’ll provide you the website. • I got a nice “happy new year” wish to all from Mary Beth Simpkins Wells. She was heading for a visit with Anne Marie later that afternoon. Thanks for the grins, Mary Beth! • Thanks to my faithful and funny pals Pam McNaughton D’Ambrosio and Joanne Manfredi for calling me at what always seems to be right when I need it! • I was able to get to San Diego last month, and as beautiful as it was, I am happy to be home. Yesterday
I swept the winter out of my garage. My guest bath is being renovated into a spa-like retreat—all the more reason for you to consider a trip to the Cape! • I would like to express our class’s sympathy to the family of Joan Segerson NC’72, MBA’77, who passed away recently. Although not in our class, Joan touched many of our lives with her laughs and big heart. You can read about her very accomplished life in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe archives. God keep her close. • By the time you read this, both the Fairfield County and Washington DC area Newton spring teas will have taken place. I’ll send you reports next time. • Send me news, ladies, and check the online column for more complete stories!
1976 Correspondent: Gerald B. Shea firstname.lastname@example.org 25 Elmore Street Newton Centre, MA 02459 I am sad to report that Laurence John Rice Jr. passed away on February 8 after a battle with cancer. He was 54. Larry graduated from Xavier High School in Manhattan before matriculating at BC. He graduated, magna cum laude, with an economics degree and proceeded to Notre Dame Law School (where this writer, a classmate, enjoyed his company and friendship for three years), earning his JD in 1979. For three years, he worked as a City of Chicago counsel before returning to his native Long Island and starting a successful civil law practice. He was a fine athlete, and it was on a Vermont ski trip in 1982 that he met Cheryl “Cheri” Hahn; he and Cheri were married for 25 years and raised three sons: Kevin (21), Brian (19), and Denis (17). Larry left the hospital four days before his death, attended Denis’s basketball game at Garden City High School, and returned home, where he succumbed to his illness. By all accounts he was an exemplary family man, and he will be sorely missed. Rest in peace! • After 32 years, Beth Carver-Kannel retired last December from the family business. Beth handled everything from outside and inside sales, office management, and the spreading of good cheer. Her brother Richard Carver ’74, sister Sharon, and 15 employees miss her daily presence. Congratulations, Beth! • Wilfred A. Morrison has been a Boston probation officer for many years. The former Eagles hoop standout is also the freshman basketball coach at
Dedham High School, after similar stints at Brookline High School and Beaver Country Day School. • Here’s hoping you all survived the winter in good health and cheer and can find some time to write. God bless!
have gyros and ouzo for Gus Kalivas and me as we rock and roll to Greek music? • Dear classmates, please provide me with updates for our next column.
1977 Correspondent: Nicholas Kydes email@example.com 8 Newtown Terrace Norwalk, CT 06851; 203-829-9122 Al Zink recently joined BirdDog Solutions as vice president of human resources. The company helps businesses control transportation spending through carrier contract negotiation, invoice audit and payment, and information management. In November 2008, Al spoke at the MIT Sloan CFO Summit about leading growth in emerging companies, and over the past years, he has also spoken at BC about business careers for non-business majors. In addition to his degree from Boston College, Al holds an M.Ed. in human resources from Boston University. Al married Susan Wetmore ’78, M.Ed.’84, whom he met at BC, shortly after graduation. They have one son, Jim, who is a junior at the Art Institute of Boston. Al’s niece Sara Mailander ’05 graduated from BC Law School in 2008 and passed the Massachusetts bar exam last summer. • Rugby team members Jim Fox, Peter Kerr, Wayne Moss, and others got together for a pickup football game to celebrate with family and friends the results of the BC–Maryland game. • Pamela Moss and the girls from Mods 36-B—Wendy Seacord Katz, Helen Dimuzio Lyons—as well as Catherine (O’Dea) JD’77 and Peter Tobin, got together at Wendy’s house in Duxbury. They are all empty nesters; does that mean they might be grandparents by now? • Pam Spinella Sheffield is an optometrist in Providence, RI, and her husband, Kimbal, is a dentist. They have three children in college: One is a graduate student at Boston University, one is at Northeastern, and one is at URI. • Jack Meegan lives in Floral Park, NY, and he and his wife have a 12-year-old son. Jack has been a property and casualty agent since 1979. • Jan (Hogarth) ’79 and Scott Maddern have a son, Kurt, who went to Tulane University. Kurt is very grateful to BC for “taking him in” after Hurricane Katrina. • Tom “Sully” Sullivan, Leo Vercollone, Rick Blake, and Brad Curley ’79 tailgate at Edmonds for the football games. They extend invitations to all who want to stop and have a beer before BC games. Sully, can you please make sure you www.bc.edu/alumni
Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans JulieButlerEvans@gmail.com 7 Wellesley Drive New Canaan, CT 06840; 203-966-8580 OK, people, looks like we’re headed for another slow news day… We’re not so old that things aren’t happening, so please drop me a line. • Just a couple of items for this edition of class notes: Sue (Moore) ’79 and Mark Kleczka checked in with an update on their lives. Mark reports that he still plays hoops with Joe Minasi and several buddies from the Class of 1979. He practices law in Northport, NY, and Sue is a pediatric nurse. They are also busy with six children, ages 6 to 22. Mark says they both cherish all their BC memories, with Mark singling out the BC–Notre Dame game in 1975. He still has a T-shirt commemorating that game that now fits his 6-year-old! • Susan Belliveau Houle Dempsey is also commemorating a big year, announcing her son Christopher’s marriage to his longtime sweetheart and her own second marriage. As she puts it, “I don’t imagine many mothers and sons get married in the same year.” For the past 15 years Susan has worked as a social worker for a nonprofit social service in Massachusetts. She and her husband, Neil, and his son live in Lunenburg. • Cynthia Egan, a founding member of the Council for Women of Boston College, was a host in the Take a Student to Work program at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, MD, in January. Take a Student to Work is a council-sponsored program in which a council member hosts a group of students at her place of business. The council is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University. • Joyce Gallagher Sullivan’s daughter Courtney has her debut novel coming out in June. Called Commencement, it is already generating buzz on the infamous Page Six in the New York Post. Congrats! • All right, dear classmates—tag! You’re it!
1979 Correspondent: Stacey O’Rourke firstname.lastname@example.org 1445 Commonwealth Avenue West Newton, MA 02465
Thank you! I am doing my best to get all your news published before our 30th reunion weekend, May 28–31. I have attended several of the planning meetings, and the weekend is sure to be memorable and meaningful. • Nancy Shea informs us that, after teaching middle-school Spanish for 20 years in Virginia, she and her husband of 28 years have moved to New Smyrna, FL. She now teaches K–5. Both of Nancy’s daughters are in college—at UCLA and the University of Mary Washington. Nancy is pursuing her interest in oil painting and has been in several area shows. • Robin Murdoch-Meggers and her husband, Tom Meggers, live in Manchester, CT. Robin is an attorney/partner at Marte, Plepler, Falkenstein, Meggers & Paul, and Tom has been with Pfizer Inc since his on-campus interview in 1979. They have two sons: Peter (22), a graduate of Gettysburg, and Patrick (18), who is off to the Coast Guard Academy, where he will play football and run track. • Peter and Wendy Jones Kuda reside in Chelmsford with their three children: PJ (18), Kimberly (16), and Matthew (11). After 16 years at Hewlett-Packard, Wendy is pursuing her master’s in education and teaching seventh-grade mathematics in Andover. She also enjoys spending time at home with her family. Wendy maintains contact with her BC roommates Lori Gagne Pendleton, in Old Lyme, CT, and Rosemary Rossi in San Francisco. • Mary Jane Plante Bentley has a master’s in public health from UMass and is currently in her last year of a Ph.D. program at UMass Medical School in Worcester. She and her husband live in Holden and are raising three children: Bill, Chris, and Megan. She is looking forward to our 30th—she says the 25th was a blast! • Mary Baker lives in Albany, NY, and works as a family counselor. • Stephen Cidlevich is director of constituent affairs at the Department of Mental Health in Boston. The Cidlevichs have two grown children: Tracy and Stephen. • Sadie Aznavoorian-Cheshire lives in Shrewsbury and is employed as a biology lab instructor at Olin College in Needham. • Mitchell Stern has been a math teacher at the Concord (MA) Middle School for the past 23 years, teaching eighth-grade math. Mitchell is also camp director of Camp Frank A. Day in East Brookfield. Mitchell and wife Fortunee have a daughter, Samara (19), who is a sophomore at Bridgewater State College. • After graduation Maureen Fenton Ryan worked at the Massachusetts State House for Sen. Martin Reilly (D-Springfield), and met her husband, Tim Ryan. The Ryans now have five children: a daughter and four
sons. Tim is an attorney at Ryan & Downey in Springfield, and Maureen is a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in Longmeadow. • Tricia Dolan Wellenbach lives in Bryn Mawr, PA, with husband Andy and two sons: Mathew (21), a student at Williams College, and Jeffrey (18), at Bucknell. Tricia is a management consultant in healthcare and to nonprofits. She also serves as a trustee of Abington Memorial Hospital. • Deborah Foss Cox has lived in Greece, NY, for the past 20 years. She has two children, Kristin (23) and Steven (15). She has worked in engineering and supervision at Corning Inc., Eastman Kodak, Heidleberg Digital, and NexPress. She has come full circle and is now employed in Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. • Vesna Manse has two children: Sasha (21) at Mount Holyoke and Sam (16) at Hingham High. Vesna is pursuing her interest in art. She also enjoys reconnecting with her roots in Croatia, where she was born. • Keep the information flowing and remember that your best friends are old friends!
1980 Correspondent: Michele Nadeem email@example.com Sunrise Harbor 1040 Seminole Drive, Unit 1151 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Happy spring, BC Class of 1980! I am pleased to report that some of our classmates have taken up my challenge in our last column and have reported how they are moving forward toward our next decade, proving that they are still young Eagles at heart! • Thomas Alton moved nearly six years ago from New York City to Philadelphia, where he enjoys the cultural offerings and excellent venues for dining. You may remember Thomas as the “pitch pipe” of the University Choir that sang at Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius, or as a member of C. Alexander Peloquin’s University Chorale. Thomas’s days of singing continue: He reports he has managed to maintain his “vigor” and is thus “young at heart” as he has joined two choral groups in Philadelphia: the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia and the choir at St. Mark’s Church. He also stays young by retaining youthful habits such as bikeriding; while at BC, his rides were along Beacon St. from Cleveland Circle to Kenmore Square, and now they are through Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River. • As history was made for our nation on November 4, classmate 21 class notes
Deb Ruggiero was making history in Rhode Island, being elected state representative serving Jamestown and Middletown, defeating a 28-year incumbent, 54 percent to 46 percent! And don’t think that Eagle power didn’t make an assist on Deb’s campaigning! Her friend from BC days, Ellen McNamara Swirsky, came from Connecticut to attend a meet and greet in Jamestown. Ellen and husband Brian have two children attending Boston College! • Classmate Tom McElroy continues to be a strong part of Boston College posthumously through a scholarship in his memory—now the leading athletic memorial scholarship at BC. You can help raise funds for the scholarship, awarded annually, by participating in the Tom McElroy Golf Classic, either as a golfer or as a dinner attendee. For information, e-mail Tom’s father, Tom McElroy ’52, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to BCeagles.com and scroll down to Friends of BC Athletics. Click on Tom McElroy Golf Classic to learn about the scholarship/golf classic and to access a registration form. Incidentally, our classmate Joe Carter was in last year’s golf classic winning foursome. • I encourage all the Class of 1980 to network with our alumni during this tenuous economy and time of skyrocketing unemployment. We Eagles need to help the rest of our flock when possible. • I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
1981 Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee email@example.com 1128 Brandon Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451; 757-428-0861 In 2008 Kathy Aicher joined Burt Wolf Productions as producer of Season 9 of Wolf’s syndicated travel show, Travels & Traditions, which airs on more than 300 PBS stations nationwide. The new season features a series of European river cruises, and the shows are shot entirely on location in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and France. The new episodes began airing in January, so check your local PBS stations for airdates. Kathy lives in Clarendon, VT, near Killington, and between productions, is busy renovating her 200-year-old farmhouse. When working, she’s usually in Brooklyn. She says she loves company and would love to hear from former roommates and classmates. She sends her regards to her Hillsides buddies as well as her fellow ski team members! • In January, the Associated Press named Brian Murphy as chief of bureau in the cooperative’s
Dubai bureau in the United Arab Emirates. A veteran foreign correspondent, Brian covered the Iraq war and Iran’s government extensively before becoming assistant international editor for Iraq war coverage in 2007. He will now lead coverage of the fast-growing Gulf region from Dubai. Since joining the AP in Boston in 1987, Brian has served as Athens bureau chief and international religion correspondent, and he has covered stories for the AP in more than 40 countries, including the Rwanda genocide, the Balkan conflicts, and Afghanistan. He is the author of two books: The New Men (Riverhead Trade, 1998), about American seminarians in Rome, and The Root of Wild Madder (Simon & Schuster, 2006), about the carpet trade in Iran and Afghanistan. • As promised in an earlier column, the following is additional news on the BC Animal Cup Golf Tournament participants. Brett and Sherrill (Burger) Kellam live in Greenwich, CT, and have two teenage daughters, Ashley and Emily. Greg Bowerman, an Animal Cup trophy holder, resides in Atlanta with wife Julie and daughter Reilly, while son Adam attends Lewis & Clark in Portland, OR. Greg is sales director for the Fortune Money Group at Time Inc. Bob Cucuel lives in Haverford, PA, with his wife, Dale, and teenage son, Robby. Bob is the president and CEO of Critical Homecare Solutions. Lauren and Ed Fogarty live in Pelham Manor, NY, with their three children: Kathryn, Claire, and Emmet. Ed is an insurance litigation attorney in New York City. • Hope to hear from you!
1982 Correspondent: Mary O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org 14 Myrtlebank Avenue Dorchester, MA 02124-5304 Gene Roman reports he visited with Grace Cotter Regan, MA’08, in New York at Christmastime. Grace invited Gene to a dinner, where they had a chance to catch up on their adventures since graduation. Last spring, Gene visited with classmates at the summer home of Stephen ’83, MA’85, and Kathleen Redmond Murdock, MA’90, on the Cape. Others attending included Dave Gleason MA’87, Charles Meys, and Martin Zuzulo. Gene also heard from his old roommate Jay Leach, who sent him the link to his Facebook profile from Rhode Island. In addition, Gene hosted Boston College vice president Joe Appleyard, SJ, ’53 at a
lunch at Union Square Park in Manhattan last fall, and with Grace’s help, Gene was also able to reconnect with Fr. George Winchester ’62, MA’63, STL’66. If BC alumni have seen Gene’s name in news stories in the New York Daily News, National Catholic Reporter, the Jewish Advocate of Boston, and other publications, he can confirm that yes, it is he. He is working and thriving as a freelance reporter. All story ideas are welcome at email@example.com • In August 2008, Julie McLaughlin ’85 and Frank Larkin welcomed twin boys. Jack McLaughlin Larkin and Liam Fitzpatrick Larkin join Finn (6) at home in Bridgewater, NJ. • Congratulations to Kathy Kasper Luppy, who emceed the women’s basketball game and the meet and greet event sponsored by the Council for Women of Boston College on January 11. • Marguerite Dorn, JD’85, along with fellow lawyer Carol O’Day, JD’87, recently launched a new consulting service. Carol and Marguerite offer seminars, workshops, corporate training, and individual coaching on work-life balance issues. They have designed a unique program to guide their clients to successful integration of work with personal goals and pursuits. • Last July, Bradley University Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh, who is in his 13th year with the Braves, was named the Central Region Division 1 AstroTurf AD of the year. Under Ken’s leadership, Bradley studentathletes led the Missouri Valley Conference in graduation rate for eight consecutive years, most recently reporting a 77 percent graduation rate for the incoming classes from 1997–1998 through 2000–2001. A native of Greenwich, CT, Ken earned his MBA from Notre Dame in 1987. Before going to Bradley, he worked in the athletic departments at Yale, Notre Dame, and Bowling Green. • Deepest sympathy to the family of classmate Tracy Sproul, who passed away on January 24. Tracy was originally from Medfield but most recently lived in Danville, CT.
in the Hartford Courant (January 22, 2009), “is a comedy craftsman who’s made his living with laughs the past two decades, performing before live audiences and writing for television. If you head up the Mass Pike, past the town of Newton, where he grew up, you can visit the Boston neighborhoods where he got his start in the latter stages of the comedy boom of the 1980s. If you take the Connecticut Turnpike south, you can drive to Manhattan, where he’s made his living the past 15 years writing for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” • Wendy Murphy hosted a reception for members of the Council for Women of Boston College at her home in Belmont on December 11, 2008. The council is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University. • David and Kathleen (Costello) Proulx bought a flooring company, All Floorz, in Wilmington, MA. David runs the company, and Kathleen makes the deposits. She works at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH, as director of the ambulatory care center and network development. The Proulxes have two wonderful sons, Ben and Taylor, and live in Windham, NH. Kathleen says she is getting ready to run her 20th marathon! • Colin and Susan Hebert Cleary send greetings from Kiev, Ukraine. They work at the U.S. embassy, where Colin is counselor for political affairs, and Susan is a cultural affairs attaché. They have four kids; the oldest, Connor, is a freshman at BC. • I am sad to report the passing of our classmates Elizabeth Mancini-Minton of Timonium, MD, on October 10, 2008, and Patricia Stafford Shanks of Cincinnati on August 13, 2008. Our prayers are with the families.
Greetings to all! Our 25th reunion is here! Where did 25 years go? Our classmates on the various reunion committees have worked hard to make it a success! I hope to see you there! • Here’s the news for now. Last February, Ed Murphy was named managing director and head of defined contribution for Putnam Investments. Previously he was with Fidelity Investments. Ed is also a 1999 graduate of The General Manager Program at Harvard Business School. He has been a member of the executive committee of the Boston College Wall Street Council and
Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko firstname.lastname@example.org 71 Hood Road Tewksbury, MA 01876; 978-851-6119 In January, comedy writer Brian Kiley appeared in Hartford, CT, at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Ha! Ha! Hartford! series with Joe DeVito and Billy Garan. Brian, writes Ken Carlson www.bc.edu/alumni
1984 Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell email@example.com PO Box 628 Belmar, NJ 07719
received BC’s Rising Star Award in recognition of his service to the University. • Bill and Carolyn (Anderson) Kirk will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. They have two children, Sam (11) and Baylee (8), and live in Gloucester. Carolyn is the first popularly elected female mayor of Gloucester and is serving her first term. She reminds her senior year roommates of 2009 Commonwealth Ave. that they all vowed to get together in the year 2009 at 2009 Comm. Ave. on our 25th anniversary. Carolyn writes that she hopes someone will let them in to see the place and the lovely pink walls! Carolyn can be reached at the Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Gloucester. • Suzanne Troy Cole, a founding member of the Council for Women of Boston College, cochaired the women’s basketball game and meet and greet held by the council on January 11. The CWBC, in partnership with the Athletic Department, sponsors at least one women’s athletic event per season. Suzanne also cochaired the CWBC’s Eagle to Eagle program on February 24. The program focuses on leadership skills and career advice for women student-athletes at BC. Also, Jill Dalton hosted a CWBC member reception at her home in New York City on March 2. The council is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active partic-
avid BC sports fan. He is survived by his wife and daughter. • Should anyone wish to contribute to the Kevin J. Conway Scholarship Fund, in memory of our late classmate, please contact Tom Nunan, M.Ed.’90, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-838-8002, and he will direct you to the appropriate person at BC. • Thanks for writing in with your news—let’s keep the updates coming so I can share the news with our classmates! • See you at the reunion!
1985 Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson email@example.com 35 Meadowhill Drive Tiburon, CA 94920 Cheryl (Esposito) Loraditch has recently been accepted to Columbia University, where she will pursue an MA degree in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology, with a specialization in computing in education. Cheryl currently holds an MS from Manhattanville College and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. • Michelle Kaplan McAndrew is a new member of the Council for Women of Boston College, which is dedicated to
Maureen Sylvia Armstrong has been named SouthCoast Woman of the Year, 2008, for her countless contributions to the Greater New Bedford community. ipants in the University. • Juliette (Dacey) Fay recently published her first novel, Shelter Me (HarperCollins, 2008). The book is profiled on her website, www.juliettefay.com. Juliette lives in Wayland with husband Tom Fay ’83 and their children: Brianna, Liam, Nick, and Quinn. • Mickey, MA’90, and Cathy (Kintzel) Corso are happy to report that their oldest daughter, Rebecca, entered BC last fall. Rebecca even had a philosophy class with Peter Kreeft. Apparently BC did an incredible job with freshman orientation. Mickey writes his only memory of orientation is a game of amoeba tag in the Newton Campus Quonset Hut. Best of luck, Rebecca, for a great four years! • With sadness I report that Hugo Duran Jr. of San Diego passed away on April 25, 2008. He was an officer in the Navy. After BC, he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He remained an
furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University. • The Outer Banks of North Carolina was again the site of the annual summer vacation for two BC families. Pat ’84 and Karen (Brostoski) Dunn and children Bridget (10th grade), Patrick (8th grade), and Christopher (5th grade) spent an awesome week at the beach with Mary and Ed Lyon ’84 and children Sarina (11th grade) and Derek (8th grade). Karen and Pat live in Novi, MI, while Ed and Mary are at home in Wallingford, CT. • Chris “Keg” Patton checked in from Rhode Island. He’s looking forward to more BC football games after meeting up with 18 classmates at last year’s away game at Clemson. Chris and his wife have three children: Nicole (15), Drew (13), and Colin (11). The family enjoys boating and golfing in the summer and winter skiing at Loon Mountain. Keg enjoys the challenge 23 class notes
of continued growth at DisplayShops.com, an internal portal for more than 25 specialty websites. • Please send me a few more e-mails; the box has been a bit light with news!
1986 Correspondent: Karen Broughton Boyarsky firstname.lastname@example.org 130 Adirondack Drive East Greenwich, RI 02818 Congratulations to Ray ’86 and Maureen Sylvia Armstrong! Maureen has been named SouthCoast Woman of the Year, 2008! She was honored with this award because of her countless contributions to the Greater New Bedford community. Maureen is the president and CEO of Sylvia & Company Insurance Agency Inc., serving South Coast residents of Massachusetts. She invests much of her time serving in a variety of positions for 11 community groups, and she encourages her 42 employees to do the same! She and Ray are the parents of two teenage boys. Many thanks to Vin Sylvia ’85 for the info! • Mary Clare ’88 and Bruce Cornelius celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary this past September. Bruce recently became chief marketing officer at CreditReport.com based in Los Angeles. Bruce, it was great to hear from you! Bruce Boyarsky sends his best to you! • I received a lovely letter from Jane Turner Thomson ’79, who wrote that our classmate “Bob Emery has quietly had a tremendous impact on certain citizens of the Plattsburgh, NY, area. Bob has been head coach of the varsity Plattsburgh State Cardinal hockey team for the past 20 years.” In addition to “an awesome record, with numerous league titles and two NCAA Division 3 championships…, Bob has long encouraged his players to be actively involved in community events,” including the annual Buddy Walk, held to raise awareness about Down syndrome. Jane went on, “Three years ago, with Coach Emery’s support, the team increased their commitment to provide my son Matthew (24), who has Down syndrome, the opportunity to act as team manager. Matthew is transported to every practice by teammates or coaches. He is by the bench at games. The team includes him in team dinners and social events…. For the first time in his adult life, Matthew has friends his own age who value him as ‘one of the guys.’ He treasures this sense of belonging to an age-appropriate peer group.” Although a very busy dad, coach, and community
member, Bob “somehow finds the time to make my son feel like a very important part of the team and a special part of Coach’s life. I will be ever appreciative of Bob’s efforts on behalf of [Matthew and others] with Down syndrome who look to his Cardinals for acceptance, understanding, and friendship. Many lives have been changed by his generosity of spirit. Boston College should be proud. Bob Emery lives the standards that were instilled at the Heights.”
1987 Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff email@example.com 894 Liberty Street Braintree, MA 02184 Hello! I hope you are all well. It’s a cold February day as I write this, but by the time you read it, summer will be here! • I was on campus several times in the past few weeks; as often as I visit, it never ceases to amaze me how much has changed since we were there. I was in Chestnut Hill for the amazing BC basketball win over Duke, and twice to be part of the BC Connections Mentoring Program through the Alumni Association. The program assigns a junior female student to an alumna, who will act as her personal and professional mentor for the next two and a half years. Fellow classmate Mary Honan was among the 100 alumnae from all classes that have volunteered to be part of this special program. • I heard from Silvana Spinelli-Casale, MA’89, CAES’91, who just moved her family to Key Biscayne, FL, after living in Paris. She and husband Jeff ’87 have three children. Jeff continues to work for EMC; Silvana completed her Ph.D. and now works for the University of Miami. • I also got an e-mail from Sean Hennessey, MBA’03, who was married last August. He met his wife, Vivian, on his first day in New York City, where he had moved to take a job as a news reporter for WCBS-TV. How’s that for things that are meant to be? They are living in Manhattan. Sean has completed two Ironman Triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112 miles on the bike, and 26.2-mile marathon) and hopes to do at least one more before hanging it up. He keeps in touch with Bill Grafton, who is married, living in Hingham, and in the environmental field, his passion for years. We miss seeing Sean on the news here in Boston but are glad he’s doing so well in New York City! • That’s all for now. Please drop me an e-mail with your news when you have a chance!
1988 Correspondent: Rob Murray firstname.lastname@example.org 421 Callingwood Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Greetings from Brazil’s remote Pantanal region. It’s over 100 degrees and very humid: perfect anaconda weather. Don’t come here if you’re not into birds—and watch out for the crocodiles! • Kerriann Grey Linko had her third child, Emme Elizabeth, on November 25. She is welcomed by older brothers Jack and Will. • Susan Roche had a great time catching up with friends at the reunion, especially the Friday night Great Scott gathering and the flashback Walsh Hall postreunion fiesta. Susan lives in Atlanta with husband Scott and son Hank (2). As a Falcons season ticket holder, she enjoys rooting for ex-BC QB extraordinaire Matt Ryan ’07. • Kevin Dwyer is a medical malpractice investigator living in Oakland, CA. He reports that he bumps into Kevin Haggerty in San Francisco occasionally, but otherwise connects with Kostka-mates through Facebook. • Deana Guadagno is newly married to Bob Brooksher. She relinquished her Princess title and is now Queen of her castle. She is the owner of A Garden for Wellness, a chiropractic center in the north Georgia mountains. • Kevin Haggerty lives in the Bay Area and reports he just returned from a Chicago weekend with Tim Pierce, Rob Cerny JD’92, Ethan Cooper, Matt Schemmel JD’91, Chris Constas, and Mike McCarthy. Darren Spangler, on his way to China, was greatly missed. It was a 20th reunion for some who had not connected since graduation. Lots of laughs, stories, and memories, with some new experiences for the old roomies! • Jeff and Lisa Munroe Korte welcomed a daughter, Vivienne, in September. Lisa is working at Lesley University, where she is setting up nationwide masters programs for Creative Arts in Learning. They live in Cambridge. • Lawrence Kusior is an orthopedic surgeon in Poughkeepsie, NY, specializing in sports medicine. He married Nancy Giannini, MD, and they have three children. While officially retired from competitive powerlifting, he still works out to condition for ice hockey. • Ken and Michelle (Rawls) Languedoc live in Jupiter, FL, with their children, Emily and Mathew. Michelle is working as the store manager for Macy’s in Vero Beach. The family is always doing something outdoorsy. • Wendy Pierce is an AVP at State Street Corporation and lives in www.bc.edu/alumni
Amesbury with husband Paco and sons Joshua (19), Brandon (11), and Jeremy (5). • Tracy Reagan lives with daughters Killian and Michela in Redding, CT. She works in analyst relations at Deloitte. • Chris Russo, a partner in the law firm Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, has been practicing for 18 years, helping injured people get the recoveries they deserve! He’s now living in East Greenwich, RI, with wife Maria and daughters Jessica (8) and Alexandra (6). • Mark and Maura (King) Scully, MA’93, just celebrated “19 glorious years of marriage.” They make their home in Walpole with their two kids, John (11) and Anna (8). Mark is in human resources with Aspen Tech in Burlington, and Maura is a freelance writer. Around town, Maura reports seeing Annie (White) Hunter, M.Ed.’91, who’s a firstgrade teacher, and Kerry (Walsh) Pittman. Annie and husband Mark ’87 have three children: Owen, Lily, and Declan. Kerry and husband Larry also have three: Erin, Caroline, and Tommy. • John and Paige (Blowen) Stevens moved to Tennessee a year ago from the Dallas area. They live outside Nashville, where John works in healthcare consulting, and Paige is putting her education degree to good use homeschooling Sean (11) and Sarah (9). • Pam Grey Mueller is enjoying life outside Chicago with hubby Pat and family, Molly (10) and Caitlin (7). She is working part-time for McGraw-Hill in its college division. Pam is the godmother of Cara (Gullucci) Muir’s son Matt, and Cara is the godmother of Pam’s daughter Caitlin. Pam went to Ecuador in 2005 and realizes she should’ve paid more attention in Spanish!
1989 Correspondent: Andrea McGrath email@example.com 207 Commonwealth Avenue, #3 Boston, MA 02108 Classmates! As you receive this update, we’ll be heading to—or just returned from—the BC campus for our 20th reunion. I am so looking forward to seeing many of you and getting the next updates in person! If you are like me, you are still feeling some disbelief that it is indeed our 20th and not our 10th, but I guess that will make all the stories even better. I hope renewing connections and seeing old friends will encourage many of you to stay in touch even more via the host of BC online tools that seem to be ever-increasing,
although nothing beats an old-fashioned phone call. I am writing some reunion thank-yous right now, as the committees are all busily working (and this is my last column with extra word counts!). First, kudos to cochairs Amy M.Ed.’90 and Mike Kopfler and to the entire Reunion Gift Committee for a great job in raising funds for the class gift in a very challenging economy (www.bc.edu/give). And many thanks to the Social Committee, which is meeting as I write, for ensuring some great events. And one last shout-out to Anthony “Boomer” Dell for making us all adapt to Facebook and for creating a fun, informal way to reconnect and get reunion updates! • Here are the most recent class updates—please keep them coming! • Katherine Karo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mike Adams are proud to announce the birth of their twin daughters, Karolina Ruby Adams and Alyse Katherine Adams, on June 6, 2008. The twins join big brother James Cash Adams, born on December 6, 2006. Kari continues to practice physical medicine and rehabilitation in Farmington Hills, MI. • Sharon and Steven Dorry (email@example.com) are living in Westfield, NJ, with their three daughters: Angela (12), Kelly (11), and Emily (9). Steve is general counsel and manages the legal department for SGS North America in Rutherford, NJ. He sees John Horvack, Fil Firmani, and Patrick Sheehan twice a year for a golf outing in the spring and a ski trip in the winter. Steve would love to hear from other classmates. • The Massachusetts Bar Association has named Kimberly Jones as chair of its Civil Litigation section. Kimberly earned her law degree from the Albany Law School, Union University. She is an employment and labor attorney in the Boston office of Foley Hoag, where she counsels, represents, and defends employers, senior executives, and human resource professionals on employmentrelated and personnel management matters. Kimberly is a member of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board and a former vice president of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. She is also on the Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors. • And two updates on classmates from the Council for Women of Boston College (CWBC): Sally Driscoll (firstname.lastname@example.org), a founding member of the CWBC, cochaired two great events sponsored by the council this winter: the women’s basketball game and meet and greet in January, hosted in partnership with the Athletic Department, and
in February, the Eagle to Eagle program, which is directed toward female studentathletes and focuses on leadership skills and career advice. The CWBC sponsors at least one women’s athletic event per season. Also in January, Susan Heidere participated as a host at J.P. Morgan in New York City for Take a Student to Work, a CWBC-sponsored program in which a council member hosts a group of students at her place of business. CWBC is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University. You can learn more at: www.bc.edu/alumni/ volunteer/cwbc.html.
1990 Correspondent: Kara Corso Nelson email@example.com 67 Sea Island Glastonbury, CT 06033; 860-647-9200 Maj. Dan Kolenda was activated by the Army and is now serving in Baghdad with the XVIII Airborne Corps in the rule of law section. Dan and wife Kathy ’89 have three children: James (12), Annalise (7), and Matthew (4). • Jay Murray is currently a visiting assistant professor of sociology at Davidson College, just outside Charlotte, NC. Jay will be back in New York City by summer, but he’d certainly love to get in touch with any classmates in the Charlotte area while he’s there. • Economist Michael Salve, MA’92, Ph.D.’95, has joined Alvarez & Marsal, an independent global professional services firm, where he is a managing director in the Dispute Analysis & Forensic Services practice. Based in New York, Mike will focus on dispute consulting. Previously, he was a principal with the forensic and dispute services group at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services. • Deirdre (Curry) Mewborn continues to enjoy life in Steamboat Springs, CO, with husband Rick and children Reilly (8) and Tommy (6). Deirdre is an elementary school teacher.
1991 Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno firstname.lastname@example.org 2 High Hill Road Canton, CT 06019 Hello, everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well and looking forward to summer! 25 class notes
Please remember to send in news about yourself, your family, and your fellow Class of ’91 alums! • Congratulations to Valerie Fuller, MS’98, who completed her doctorate of nursing practice in September 2008 from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is currently working as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Surgery at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. • Arnie Sookram has accepted a marketing director role at Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoor gear based in Park City, UT. Arnie and wife Becky moved back in November and were hoping to improve their skiing skills this season! • Chris Brathas has joined McGladrey & Pullen as an audit partner. He will lead the Boston office’s education practice and serve other not-for-profit clients. Chris worked with Big Four accounting firms for more than 17 years. • Congratulations to Kelly (Flavin) Rowan on the arrival of Michael John on July 28, 2008. Michael joins big sister Kara and big brothers Matthew and Timothy. • Greg Sarian, a certified financial planner, has recently received the unique Chartered Private Wealth Advisor designation. Only five advisors in his state of Pennsylvania have this designation, which is reserved for consultants who specialize in counseling high-net-worth clients, taking the professional path in investments into the area of estate planning, executive compensation, stock options, and charitable planning. • Heather Beck Crowder has been admitted into the partnership of Big Four accounting firm KPMG, where she has been employed since 1996. She provides tax services to energy and natural resources clients in the Houston area. She also is a frequent speaker on foreign tax credit issues and serves as a member of the United Way Young Leaders. Heather resides in Houston with husband Dan and daughter Caroline. • In January, attorney Oliver H. “Scott” Barber III was named to a three-year term on the Kentucky Oil and Gas Conservation Commission by Governor Steve Beshear. Scott is an attorney in the Louisville office of Stites & Harbison, where he is a member of the business itigation service group and the white-collar crime practice section.
1992 Correspondent: Paul L. Cantello email@example.com 37 Sylvester Avenue Hawthorne, NJ 07506
D in ee n R iv iez zo ’8 9 Adam Slosberg has been spending his time in sunny South Florida since 1997. Besides working on his tan, Adam started and sold an organic candle manufacturing/ distribution company and is now back in the management consulting arena. He is no longer an avid fan of getting a tan and has instead focused his efforts on yoga, other exercise, and diet. • Andy Chen lives in San Francisco and is currently corporate controller for PlanetOut, a social networking site. • On October 4 in New York City, Dave Mingey married Darby Rice ’98, whom he met while working at Nike. More than 50 BC alums were at their wedding, which was quite a sight to see when they all grouped together for a photo. Dave is the director of Olympic marketing at Johnson & Johnson. • Mike Cavaco returned in December from his second tour in Iraq as an Army helicopter pilot and unit maintenance officer. He spent 15 months in Baghdad as part of the “surge” forces and says things have drastically improved since his first tour in 2003–2004. Mike has since moved to Alabama, where he is working on the development of the Army’s newest helicopter, due out in the next few years. Mike’s wife, Emily, gave birth to twin sons, Thomas and Steven, who are now 16 months old. While it was tough being gone for their first year, Mike has quickly made up for lost time. He also recently attended his 20th high-school reunion, where he caught up with Chris DiIuro and Robb Dobrzynski, his roommates from Walsh Hall, Egremont Rd., and Hillsides. • Miguel Aspuru works at J.P. Morgan World Wide Securities in the custodian division, JPMorganChase, where he has been for the past 14 years. Miguel is married with three kids and currently resides on Long Island. • Lisa Aubin just made a big career change. She had worked for Boston Scientific for nine years, but left this past year to work for Novartis in Cambridge. Lisa oversees business planning and analysis for the U.S. Vaccines R&D organization. • Rob Abbanat sold his company, Engineered Multimedia, in 2002, took a year off, then went back to school for his MBA at MIT. After graduating in 2005, Rob worked a short stint as director of business development at Belgian-based Easdaq (now Equiduct) before relocating to China. Rob now lives in Shanghai and is a managing director of the M1 Capital Group, a private equity and merchant banking firm that finances promising small- and mid-cap private Chinese companies. Still not married, and no kids yet, but stay tuned....
an exercise in good judgment s a Bronx County Supreme Court justice, Hon. Dineen Riviezzo ’89 wants nothing more than to fulfill the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” In fact, she’s guided by that motto while presiding over a high number of drug-related cases in her court. “When I can get a young person into a drug treatment program and I see them do well,” says Riviezzo, “that gives me a lot of satisfaction.” After graduating from BC and attending Georgetown Law, Riviezzo worked as a prosecutor and later as New York State inspector general before eventually becoming a judge in Dineen Riviezzo remains committed the New York State Court of Claims in 2006. “I to BC’s Jesuit ideals as a Bronx County was attracted to law because of the opportunity Supreme Court justice. to help people and to make a difference,” she says. “As a prosecutor, you’re representing the state of New York, but as a judge, you’re able to represent the best interests of both sides and make sure that the right thing is done in every case.” Riviezzo also lives her BC values through her commitment to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, where she’s vice president and chair of the Spiritual Life Committee. “I encourage alums who are already involved to stay involved and those who aren’t to find the opportunity to do so,” she says.
What’s the verdict on Riviezzo’s answers? You be the judge: what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life?
how have you changed since graduation?
Being sworn in as a judge.
I appreciate more than ever the opportunities that BC has given me to give back and to learn how to “find God in all things.”
in your personal life? Getting married last September to my wonderful husband, John, who, while not a Boston College grad, loves BC as much as I do!
To receive a well-rounded liberal arts education that emphasizes Jesuit ideals.
what is your best bc memory?
what is the secret to success?
I’m still humbled and grateful to have been chosen to give the Commencement address as chief marshal of the Order of the Cross and Crown.
Hard work, humility, and treating others as you would want to be treated.
what is your next goal?
To mentor young lawyers entering public service and to teach law school classes.
what is one thing everyone should do while at bc? Take courses in subjects just because they interest you.
why did you decide to attend bc?
where is your favorite spot on the heights?
what would you do if you were bc president for a day? My brother, Al, BC Class of ’92, said I should lobby Congress for a $20-billion package to expand the Mods.
for more q&a with dineen riviezzo, visit www.bc.edu/alumni/riviezzo.html.
1993 Correspondent: Sandy Chen firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Aberdeen Way, Unit 117 Cambridge, MA 02138
1994 Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane email@example.com 226 E. Nelson Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301; 703-548-2396 Hello, everyone, and happy spring. As I am writing this, our reunion is just a few months away. Pretty unbelievable that 15 years have passed since we left the Heights, and what an eventful 15 years it has been for many of us, with marriages, children, important professional accomplishments, and much more. It will be wonderful to share all this news when we gather together. Speaking of which, here is some of that news. • Michael J. McLaughlin has become a partner at Lerner & Holmes, a boutique Boston real estate law firm. He joined the firm in 2005, and his practice focuses on complex real estate and general business transactions throughout the United States. Michael lives in Lincoln with wife Beth and their three sons: Charlie, Connor, and Brian. • Mike and Maura Spellman Kieran welcomed their second child, Meredith Dorothy, on November 20, 2008. She joins big brother Liam (2). They live on Long Island. • Brian and Jeanne Broussard Ballinger welcomed their first son, Calvin Kenneth, on November 7, 2007. They are living in Austin, TX, and enjoying their now 14-month-old! • Finally, save the date for our 15th (gulp…) reunion weekend, May 28–31! Visit www. bc.edu/reunion for all the latest information.
1995 Correspondent: Enrico Jay Verzosa firstname.lastname@example.org Le Moyne College Panasci Chapel 1419 Salt Springs Road Syracuse, NY 13214 Hello, my friends! We’ve got lots of updates this time around, thanks to Facebook! • After all these years, I got a message from Ann LeDang Sheehan! Annie might have a better memory of this, but we must have met that first week of school, working at
O’Neill together. Annie works as a sales executive at Gartner Group, and she and her husband have a 16-month-old baby and their own wine business. • Other news comes from Matt Chapuran, who is now the general manager at Stoneham Theatre in Stoneham. • Luke O’Connell is now a director of development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He lives in Bloomfield, NJ, with his wife, Cara, and daughter Isabelle. • Alexandra Zilberman Curtis sent news that Lynette (Gatti) Donnelly, M.Ed.’96, had a baby girl, Meghan Claire Donnelly, on February 6, 2009. Congratulations to Lynette and her family! • Carolyn Zarillo Viola and her husband, Steve, welcomed their daughter, Ava Rose, into the world on November 13, 2008. Best blessings! • Todd and Nicki (Battaglia) Garman celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary this past August. They have “three awesome kids” and live in Granville, OH, where Nicki is a preschool teacher and Todd is a youth pastor at a Vineyard church. Todd is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical counseling at Ashland Theological Seminary and is counseling clients at a practice in Columbus, OH. • Erik Tratnyek sent in his first update since graduation. He and his wife, Tina, welcomed their second son, Gus, on January 14, 2009. Gus joins big brother Finn (3). Erik and Tina live in Wenham, and Erik works in sales at SignalDemand. Erik is also pursuing an MBA at UNC–Chapel Hill. • Emily Hancock married Jonathan Rose last August.
1996 Correspondent: Mike Hofman email@example.com 517 E. 13th Street, No. 20 New York, NY 10009; 212-673-3065 Former roommates Julie (Allen) Holbrook and Mariessa (Longo) Theodorou both had baby boys recently. Julie and her husband, Josh, who live in Beverly, welcomed Miles Henry on December 22, 2008. Miles joins his spirited big sister, Ellie, in the Holbrook household. The family spent some quality time with Julie’s dad in Florida in February. Meanwhile, Mariessa and her husband, Jim, who live in Franklin, welcomed their son, Matthew Saverio, on March 11. Matthew joins big brother Christopher. • Collin and Erin (Bergin) Earnst, with daughter Mary Clare (6) and son Liam (4), have been living in Foxboro for the past five years. Collin started the Haselton Group, a communications consulting firm with expertise in the education arena, in 2007. Erin is working as an educational consultant, mostly training teachers on effective use of technology in the classroom. “My office is about three miles from home, which is a nice change from the commute to Boston every day,” he writes. Collin is also still performing regularly with the band Magnus (the successor to Headcase), with Bob Jones, Joel Vengco, Jack Tully, Tim Murphy ’92, Brian Nolan ’92, Laura
Luke O’Connell is now a director of development at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Her bridesmaids were classmates Karen (Crincoli) Begelfer, Carolyn Zarillo Viola, and Jennifer Crawford. Mike Hofman ’96 also made the trip for the Napa Valley wedding. Emily left law firm life in DC in 2005 and moved to San Francisco to work as a senior legal director at Yahoo!, where she handles U.S. law enforcement and global child safety matters. • I’ve heard from many others, including Ali Ganim McCoole, Laura Cronin, Jeannie Delacruz-Madritch, Brendan Hickey, Kevin Wong, Sergio Munda, and Nicole Metz-Vazquez. Check out the Boston College ’95 group on Facebook, and the BC alumni online community at www.bc.edu/alumni/association/community. html. • Keep on sending your updates and stories! 27 class notes
Druan ’01, and Jenni Mather ’00, MA’05, JD’08. • Ed Barnaby writes that he and his wife, Hannah, met up with Ed’s former roommate Kevin Sun and his wife, Clara, and Eric and Theresa (McGovern) Zighera in California recently. Ed, Hannah, and their daughters, Olivia and Lucy, also have plans to visit Tracy and Jeff Ferranti and their sons, Matthew and Carter. • Finally, I caught up with Kara Emerson over a bottle of pinot grigio recently. She and husband Bryan Glover live in WinstonSalem, NC, where she is chief resident and in her fourth year of the general psychiatry program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Kara will start a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry soon. She and Bryan, who is a doctor of
Al in a C ho ’ 9 3 emergency medicine, have two children: Will (2) and Molly, who was born on November 28, 2008.
1997 Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org 464 Westminster Road Rockville Centre, NY 11570 I hope everyone is doing well and weathering this difficult economic time. It’s nice to know there is still happy news to share. • Amit Dogra married Karen Czajkowski on November 8, 2008. Karen attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 1998. The couple went to Australia and New Zealand on their honeymoon and are now living happily outside Philadelphia in Phoenixville. • Robyn (Winters) Blatchley and husband Sean, MBA’03, MS’04, welcomed a little girl, Clare West, on June 21, 2008. They live in Winchester. Robyn continues to work for Crate & Barrel. • Mark, MBA’05, and Melissa (Stammer) Runde welcomed their third child, Ava Helene Jillian, on December 26, 2008. She joins her twin brothers, Jack and Logan (3), who are thrilled to have her as part of their family. They are living in Windham, NH, just over the Massachusetts border. • Chris and Cheryl (O’Connell) George welcomed their new baby, Christopher, on October 11, 2008. His big sister, Catherine (3), is very excited about her new baby brother. After spending almost a year at home with her daughter, Cheryl is returning to work as a buyer for Casual Male. • Last year, Claudette Scheffold left the world of fundraising at the Robin Hood Foundation to open a paint-your-own pottery and art studio, called Glaze, in Orangeburg, NY: www. glazeartstudio.com. If you’re in the area, check out the store. Claudette continues to live in New York City. • If we haven’t heard from you in a while, please send me an update.
1998 Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht email@example.com 1281 N. Dayton Street Chicago, IL 60614 Peter and Karen (Casey) Blackstone welcomed their daughter, Ailsa Casey Blackstone, on April 26, 2008. They reside
spreading the news f a major story breaks in any corner of the globe, there’s an excellent chance you’ll get the scoop from Alina Cho ’93. A television correspondent for the cable news giant CNN and a contributor to its American Morning program, Cho has reported on historic happenings that include the election of President Barack Obama, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and the New York Philharmonic’s landmark concert last year in Pyongyang, North Korea. “I love to tell great stories,” Cho says. “I also believe that on some level, journalism is a public service. That part of Alina Cho covers some of the world’s most my job is extremely gratifying.” As she compelling stories as a CNN correspondent. narrates the world’s stories, Cho has had the opportunity to meet and interview many luminaries, among them Oprah Winfrey, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, and the entire cast of Saturday Night Live. “The truth is I just can’t imagine doing anything but journalism,” she says. “I always joke that I don’t have the skills to do anything else.”
Below, Cho takes a moment to report on her own life: what is the most satisfying moment in your professional life? Covering the New York Philharmonic in North Korea was the assignment of a lifetime. It was also a personal journey. My parents were born in South Korea, and my family believes that my father’s two uncles who disappeared during the Korean War might still be there. I didn’t find them on this trip, but I hope to find my relatives someday.
in your personal life? I’ve owned my apartment in New York for nearly nine years, but I’m just now finishing a complete renovation. That has been a labor of love.
what is your best bc memory? Driving 15 hours to South Bend my senior year to watch the first Holy War football game between BC and Notre Dame in many years. I seem to recall finding cold pizza in my Jeep.
what is your next goal? I’d really just like to keep doing what I’m doing. I love my work.
what was your favorite bc activity? Meeting people who became lifelong friends.
how have you changed since graduation? I’m moderately more responsible.
why did you decide to attend bc? I always say BC is the best combination of great academics and great fun.
what is the secret to success? Self-confidence, hard work, good connections, and good luck.
where is your favorite spot on the heights? The Mods. I’d hate to see them go.
what would you do if you were bc president for a day? I’d cancel finals.
for more q&a with alina cho, visit www.bc.edu/alumni/cho.html.
in Marblehead. • Matt Kita married Kiersten Donnelly in Fort Worth in May 2008. Don MacMillan, SJ, ’66, MDI’72, of BC’s Campus Ministry presided at the ceremony. Matt is an attorney in Dallas specializing in civil appellate litigation. In attendance were Tom Owens, Beth (Taylor) Bumgarner, Chris Foresto, Joe Ciolino, and Paul Crisalli. • Eric Lussen married Meredith Byrne ’97 on March 29, 2008, in Chicago. BC’s Richard McGowan, SJ, presided at the ceremony. Mike O’Donnell was in the wedding party. In attendance were Marc Mingolelli, Scott Mutryn MBA’06, Sarah ’00 and Steve Herlihy, Blair McNeill, Kevin Plavan, Wes Holmes JD’01, Pete Lucas, Dave O’Hanlon, Damian Stafford, Ken and Sue (Sheridan) Richardson, and Jennie (Schoellkopf ) Emanuelson. • On June 7, 2008, Tyson and Alison (Curd) Lowery welcomed a daughter, Calista Karianne. Alison is currently working at Boston Scientific as a senior finance manager, and Tyson runs his own consulting firm. They continue to enjoy Minneapolis. • Butch ’99, MS’02, and Erica (Bode) Palaza had their second child, Elena Soleil, on August 8, 2008. With big brother Max, they reside in Winchester, VA. • Donald “DJ” MacAloon married Jennifer Berg on August 23, 2008, at the Detroit Golf Club. They honeymooned in Aruba and now reside in Royal Oak, MI. • Jeff Garcia and Staci Stolworthy (University of Oregon ’97) were married on October 18, 2008, at the Altadena Town and Country Club. In attendance were Bram Daly, Dave Marquez, Brian Lumauig, Coli McMahon JD’04, John Ingoglia, and Chris Fitzgerald MA’01. They honeymooned in the Maldives. Jeff is a manager at Warner Bros., and Staci is IT director at a boutique software company. • Jay Campbell
on October 25, 2008, at St. Thomas Church in New York City. Kristin works as a commercial real estate broker for Richards Barry Joyce & Partners. Brian is president of the USO of Metropolitan New York, which supports U.S. military personnel and their families in the tri-state area. Class of ’98ers in attendance included Maura (Barry) DeVito, Sara (Sullivan) Dionne, Nicole (Carrio) Graziano, Peggy (Turner) King, Krissy (Pedersen) McDonald, and Whitney (Gould) Topping.
1999 Correspondent: Matt Colleran firstname.lastname@example.org Correspondent: Emily Wildfire email@example.com David and Catherine (Schmidt) McAlvany welcomed their second son, Dashel Curran, on November 23. • Susan Verrill married Scott Bryan at the Star Hill Ranch in Austin, TX, on November 8, 2008. Class of ’99 bridesmaids included Katie (Hart) Rollauer MS’07, Tara (Krissik) Ferragamo, and Dani (Flemming) Kerrigan. Class of ’99 guests included Joy (Ramsbotham) Hansell, Karen Kwiatanowski, Stacey (Salko) Cirillo, Alison (Birch) Sullivan, Joy (Nowak) Reynolds M.Ed.’00, Andrew Rollauer, Bill Kerrigan, and Sean and Sandi (Nagy) Sinclair. Susan and Scott are living in Houston. • Darryl Herrick married Jesse McKinney on August 31, 2008, in Annapolis, MD. Alumni in attendance were William and Noreen (Finn) Cadigan, Michael and Jessica (Emanouil) Frost, Chris King, Peter Paganessi, Pinyot Pibulsonggram, and Brynn (Rail) Rose. The couple enjoyed
Newly married Lindsay Lathinghouse, a graduate of BC’s ROTC program, is currently serving in Kirkuk in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
spent last summer studying at the University of Edinburgh School of Law in Scotland. After completing his courses, he spent the remainder of the summer backpacking through Europe. He graduated from the Western New England College School of Law in December 2008 and has been studying for the Massachusetts bar exam. • Kristin Connelly married Brian Whiting
their honeymoon on Bora-Bora and live in New York. • David Myers married Rebecca Alt in Denver on December 13. In attendance were Jim Spillman and F. Turner Buford. • Bob and Jennie (Bouche) Frost welcomed their first child, Nora Elizabeth, on May 21, 2008. They currently live in Stratford, CT. • Karen Symanowicz recently moved from Boston to New York City, 29 class notes
where she is working at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is supporting the executive director of the Bravo capital campaign, which is raising funds from both the private and the public sectors to support the transformation of Lincoln Center’s legendary 16-acre urban campus. • Sean and Meaghan (Halloran) Crowley were married on September 6, 2008. The couple currently live in Scituate. • Patrick and Jeannine McGregor Ryan welcomed Molly Grace to the world on February 9! She is little sister to Emma, who is almost 2. They are loving life on the North Shore of Boston and trying to keep up with 2 under 2! • Kaitlin Mulcahy, MA’02, married George Leuchs, MS/MBA’08, on November 29, 2008, in New York City. There were many BC alumni in attendance, including Patrick and Jodie (Moule) Neville; Tim and Elisabeth (Filarski) Hasselbeck; Mike ’01 and Lee (Calamis) Mita; Robb and Jen (Boyle) Aumiller; Brian and Saramarie (Foody) Bittmann MA’03; Jennie (Bouche) Frost; Colleen Brown ’97, MA’03; Meaghan (Halloran) Crowley; Matt and Alexa (Harris) O’Keefe JD’03; Justin and TerriAnne Patnode; Aaron Patnode ’00; Brian Compagna; Charlie Murphy; Scott Dunn; Greg Barber JD’05; Kevin and Brigid Burstein Trimble; Brian Wyatt; Mike Wysocki; John Howells; Brian and Lindsey (Dubie) McDevitt; Brian Corby; and David DeSantis. • Brian and Saramarie (Foody) Bittmann welcomed their second boy, Owen Patrick, in October. Big brother Brendan turned 2 in March! They live in Pennsylvania. • Brian and Lindsey (Dubie) McDevitt welcomed Abigail Grace on May 8. She joins big brothers Colin and Thomas in the McDevitt family. • Mike ’98 and Kim (Lam) Regan welcomed their second daughter, Hannah Grace, on February 20, joining their older daughter, Maya Lin (2). • Kevin, MBA’06, and Shannon (McGratty) Brophy, MS’03, welcomed a little girl, Ryann Elizabeth Brophy, on December 3, 2008. • Katelyn Rosa married John Stephenson in May 2008 at Castle Hill in Ipswich. Shannon (McGratty) Brophy was in the wedding, and BC attendees included Meghan (Lynch) Jackson, Katie (Durkin) Hurley, Angela Demeter, and Joanna Ortbals. The couple had an amazing honeymoon in Bali, Indonesia, and are currently living in the Washington DC area. • Matt and Alexa (Harris) O’Keefe welcomed a son, Jack, on August 12. • Kevin and Kim (Alemian) Fontana welcomed their first son, Jacob Tyler, on February 16. • Have a great summer!
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Greetings, Class of 2000! Happy spring from the Boston area! • Jared N. Leland of Pittsburgh’s Keevican Weiss Bauerle & Hirsch has been selected as one of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Jared is an attorney in the firm’s corporate practice and founder of the firm’s entertainment practice. He is also a member of the firm’s business advisory and investment banking affiliate, Renaissance Partners. • Matthew Ramsey was recently awarded the American Cancer Society/Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Challenge AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals postdoctoral research fellowship. This three-year award will fund his research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center on squamous cell carcinoma. • Nadia Lehmejian ran her seventh marathon, the Twin Cities Marathon, in Minnesota on October 5. She finished in a time of 3 hours and 45 minutes. • Steve Rini married Natalie DiCostanzo on July 18, 2008, at St. Cecilia’s Parish in Boston. The reception was held at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The couple reside in Cleveland. Steve is a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, and Natalie is a special-education teacher in the Westlake City Schools. • Danielle Kinon married Peter Walsh on September 6, 2008, in Keyport, NJ. The couple are currently living in New Jersey. • Liz Delaney and Christian Lobo Rodriguez were married in November 2008 in Costa Rica. The couple recently moved back to the Boston area. • Jaime and Dave Geiger welcomed their first child, Ava Lynn, on February 3. The family lives in Newtown, CT. • Thank you, as always, for keeping our class updated on your exciting news. Please remember that you can post your own news and photograph on the BC alumni online community. Also, don’t forget to check out the news from other class members.
Congratulations to Lindsay Lathinghouse, who married Jacob Teplesky on May 27, 2007, at the White Rocks Inn in Wallingford, VT. In attendance were bridesmaids Elizabeth Flamino and Lisa Sidwell Shouse ’03 and guests Tom Jones, Johnny McCabe ’03, and Ryan Mrowka ’03. Lindsay and Jacob, both captains in the Army, are currently deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Jacob is in Baghdad, and Lindsay is in Kirkuk. Lindsay, a graduate of BC’s Army ROTC program, is a licensed clinical social worker, and Jacob is an armor officer. When not in Iraq, they reside in Germany. • Congratulations to Matthew and Megan (Callahan) Kelty, who welcomed their first child, Eleanor “Ellie” Anne Kelty, on September 23, 2008.
2001 Correspondent: Erin Mary Ackerman firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Brightwood Avenue North Andover, MA 01845
2003 Correspondent: ToniAnn Kruse email@example.com 43 Jane Street, Apt. 3R New York, NY 10014; 201-317-2205 Lizbeth Dalaza plans to receive her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Portland, ME, in June 2009. She will then pursue her residency in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Health System, in Philadelphia. Congratulations, soonto-be Dr. Dalaza! • Jeff and Maria (Parra) Cameron are happy to announce their marriage on June 8, 2007, in North Reading. They currently reside in Malden. Classmates in attendance were bridesmaid Mital Raythattha and her husband, Gajan Sivananthan; Elisa Baez; and Paviola Stroni. • Jennifer (Wadenius) Gilman wrote, “On July 3, 2008, I married Keith Gilman (not a BC alum) in Warren, NJ. Christine Boisi was a bridesmaid. Other BC alums in attendance were Colleen Farrell, Sara Fiore, Courtney (Dalton) Stephens, Karen Rusak, Vicki Hristoforatos, Kristen McCone, Jessica Arlauckas, Kerry Loper, Deirdre (Cocks) Eschler, Elizabeth Holland, and Elizabeth Cook. Keith and I live in Cranford, NJ. I am a third-grade teacher in Montclair, and Keith is a sales executive for ADP in www.bc.edu/alumni
Princeton.” Congratulations to all! Please send any news you wish to share to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004 Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf email@example.com 703-863-6715 Robin Leck married Robert Shoemaker on September 20 in Santa Monica, CA. Brad Gibson was a groomsman, and classmates in attendance included Bobby Amara, Jennifer Elfstrom MA’05, Marisa Policastro JD’07, Kristen LaMonica Pontoriero MS’05, Pat Pontoriero, Jeffrey Rallo, Kristen Richard MS’05, Jim Russo, Steve Ryan, and William Watt. Rob works at Ernst & Young, and Robin is a litigation paralegal at Keating Muething & Klekamp. The couple currently reside in Cincinnati. • Kimberly Gassner, M.Ed.’06, married Benjamin Rackliffe on August 9 in Sea Girt, NJ. Classmates in the bridal party included Ashley Jacobson and Alissa Marzetti; classmates in attendance included Milisa Alexis-Manners, Meaghan Casey, Teri Colwell, Lindsey Hogan, Lauren (Southard) Masem, Katy McKenzie, and Dana (Howarth) Spina. The couple live in Providence, RI. • Oliver Grigsby wrote an episode for the NBC show Heroes titled “Shades of Gray.” It aired earlier this spring. • Amir Satvat received an MPA in health policy from New York University and plans to begin working on an MBA at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business this fall. • Leslie Martell and Eric Napoli were married on November 1, 2008, at St. Patrick’s Church in Natick. Bridesmaids included classmates Kathleen Peterson and Julie Lanney, MS’05. Other alumni in attendance included Amy Martella, Katherine Fiorile, Christina DiFeo, Jessica Dolan, Chelsea Woods, Anna Lee DeSista, Mark Pecora, Erik Hynes, Michael Disch MS’05, Erin Finnigan MS’05, Patrick Grady, Seth Piken ’02, Brendan Russell, and Becky Simmons. • Our 5th reunion will be held May 28–31. Information can be found at www.bc.edu/classes/2004 or by joining “Boston College Class of 2004 5-Year Reunion” on Facebook.
2005 Correspondent: Joe Bowden firstname.lastname@example.org 95 Harvest Lane Bridgewater, MA 02324; 508-807-0048
In January, Kathryn (Jefferis) Birch published an op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor about the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has also published other work on sexual violence in Africa. Kathryn currently works for Premier Healthcare Alliance. • In December 2008, Anne E. Trevethick joined Devine Millimet, one of New Hampshire’s largest law firms. She is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, concentrating in the areas of commercial and probate litigation. Previously, she served as a judicial intern for Hon. Jeffrey R. Howard at the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Anne earned her JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law and was the 2005–2006 Morris Pomp Memorial Scholar and served as circulation manager of the Connecticut Law Review. • Ned Havern, a former professional hockey player from Arlington, has joined real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield’s south team, working primarily with senior director J.P. Plunkett ’93. Ned will specialize in the office and flex markets. From 2004 through June 2008, Ned played for the Lowell Lock Monsters, the Trenton Titans, the Providence Bruins, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He was originally drafted by the Dallas Stars of the NHL. • Harrison Wilcox works with fellow BC alums Daniel Doyle ’06 and Oliver Grigsby ’04 in the writers’ office on the NBC show Heroes. • Suzanne Jones has been hired as an associate in the insurance services group of the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson. Suzanne, a graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, is admitted to practice in the Minnesota state and federal courts. She is a class representative for the University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Association Social Committee, and she also serves on the steering committee for the American Cancer Society Coalition for Underwriting Research & Education.
2006 Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori email@example.com / 845-624-1204 Correspondent: Tina Corea TinaCorea@gmail.com / 973-224-3863 Jennifer Theiss, an associate member of the Council for Women of Boston College, participated as a host in the Take a Student to Work program in Boulder, CO, on January 8. Take a Student to Work is a council-
sponsored program in which a council member hosts a group of students at her place of business. The council is dedicated to furthering the role of alumnae as leaders and active participants in the University. • We would like to encourage all members of the Class of 2006 to contact us with news and also to wish you a warm, safe, and happy spring.
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2007 Correspondent: Lauren Faherty email@example.com 11 Elm Street Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-6608 Congratulations to Glenn Farrell and Molly Harrington, M.Ed.’08, who were married on November 8, 2008. Many BC grads were in attendance and, at one point, gathered in a semicircle and shouted, “We are BC!”
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CARROLL SCHOOL email@example.com Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 San Francisco–based Poniard Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative oncology products, has appointed Greg Weaver, MBA’92, as chief financial officer and senior vice president. • In January, Elizabeth Erbach Lew, MBA’00, was selected as director of development at the University of New Haven. Previously, she served as associate director of planned giving at Tufts University. Earlier, she was assistant director of gift and estate planning at Boston College. Liz received her BS from Florida International University. • In January, Deborah Seo, MBA’00, JD’00, joined the San Francisco office of Bullivant Houser Bailey as of counsel. She is a member of the firm’s corporate finance, securities and international transactions practice group. Deborah holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. 31 class notes
KC Manuel, MA’67, wrote from Williamstown: “I recently participated in a vocation service program where I mentored women in preparing business plans for their small business funding. Next on my agenda is volunteering for the race to achieve 100 percent global polio eradication. This goal is within 3 percent of its success margin, hopefully attainable before decade’s end.” • John Bergin, MA’95, was married on December 31 to Monica Drazba. He is a software engineer at Lockheed Martin and lives in Philadelphia. • Mary A. Conley, Ph.D.’00, has been promoted to associate professor, with tenure, at the College of the Holy Cross, where she has taught since 2002. A member of the history department, Mary specializes in the history of 19th- and 20th-century British colonialism. She is most recently the author of From Jack Tar to Union Jack: Representing Naval Manhood in the British Empire, 1870–1918 (Manchester University Press, 2009). She also serves as the secretarytreasurer of the North East Conference on British Studies. Mary holds a BA from Trinity College.
GSSW firstname.lastname@example.org McGuinn Hall, Room 123 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Andrea Cohen, MSW’84, has been named a 2009 Pinnacle Award winner for achievement in entrepreneurship by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. These awards, given in six categories, recognize the accomplishments of women in Greater Boston who have achieved excellence in business and management. Andrea is CEO and co-founder of HouseWorks, a privatepay home-care company dedicated to helping seniors stay at home. • Constance Kane, MSP’76, is vice president and COO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee of Cambridge. She holds a Ph.D. in social welfare policy from Brandeis University.
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LYNCH SCHOOL Director of Alumni Relations firstname.lastname@example.org Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Arthur J. Lendo, Ph.D.’83, will retire in June after 19 years as president of Peirce College in Philadelphia. Over the years, Arthur has been a champion for working adult students, creating programs to serve their educational needs. Many of his innovations anticipated today’s trends in higher education by 15 or 20 years, and his legacy has been captured in the Inside the Minds series by Aspartore Books. View more on Arthur’s achievements at http:// www.peirce.edu/Home/MediaCenter/News Item10.html. • Vincent J. Kloskowski III, MA’96, is now assistant dean of the college and director of the Academic Center at St. Joseph’s College of Maine, where he previously served as the dean of admissions. Vincent is also president of the Maine Chapter of the Boston College Alumni Association. • Meg C. Nowak, Ph.D.’04, recently became vice president for student life at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY. Previously, she was assistant dean in the School of Business at Ithaca College. Meg holds a master’s degree in student affairs administration from Indiana State University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University at Buffalo, and an associate’s degree in buying and merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology. • The Shrewsbury School Committee has selected Joseph Sawyer, D.Ed.’05, to become superintendent of schools upon the retirement of the current superintendent this summer. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in American history from Princeton University and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from the University of Houston. • In March, Keith Crowley, Ph.D.’06, was selected as the Bay State’s 2009 Assistant
Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association. Keith is the assistant principal for academics, grades 11 and 12, at Xaverian Brothers High School, where he has been since 1997. He served as teacher, chairman of the science department, and assistant principal for academics for grade 9 before assuming his current role in 2003. He also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. Keith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Springfield College. He lives in Franklin with wife Patty, who is a guidance counselor in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District, and son James.
STM School of Theology & Ministry email@example.com 140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800 Diego Alonso-Lasheras, SJ, (WJST) STD’07, is in Rome teaching moral theology at the Greg (Pontificia Università Gregoriana). • Linda Baratte, MA’94, received her doctorate in religious education from Fordham in 2004 and returned to the College of Saint Elizabeth (where she had been campus minister) to assume the director role for the Center for Theological and Spiritual Development, an outreach preparing lay leadership through for-credit theological education and special events. • Rosina Bechard, FCSCJ, (WJST) STL’94, is presently working part-time at BERAKAH, a retreat and sabbatical center under the auspices of the Sisters of Holy Cross, located in Pittsfield, NH, where she teaches, prepares liturgy, and gives spiritual direction. She wrote, “My time at WJST remains a blessing from which I draw daily.” • Richard Bunbury, MA’94, is head of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Boston University. His recent research connecting sacred music, curriculum, ethnography, and music education has been presented at national conferences. He has recently published in several journals and reference works including the Encyclopedia of African American Music and the Dictionary of 20th and 21st Century Musicians. • Carolyn Capuano, HM, (WJST) MTS’88, is vice president of mission and ministry at Mercy Medical Center, an acute care hospital in Canton, OH. She also trained as a retreat www.bc.edu/alumni
and spiritual director and ministered as director of Villa Maria Retreat Center, PA. She reports, “My work at Mercy calls upon the superb education I received at Weston Jesuit. I hope that the fine spirit of Weston Jesuit continues in this new phase of existence. Go Eagles!” • Mary Hess, Ph.D.’98, has two books just out. She co-edited Belief in Media, published in Spanish by the UniversidadIberoamerica press as Medios y Creencias: Perspectivas Culturales Del Cristianismo en El Etorno Mediático, and Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and Contradictions, edited with Stephen Brookfield and published by Krieger. • Mary Jo O’Connor, MA’84, is a retired hospital chaplain and now volunteers (in chaplaincy) one day per week, and is an active spiritual director. As a retired nurse, she takes phone calls (on a volunteer basis) for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, talking to people about their journey with God while living with the impact of MS. She writes, “I have MS myself. I am very grateful for my IREPM education.” • Paul M. Sullivan, SJ, M.Ed.’75, is now in his fourth year as pastor of St. Thomas, a regional parish located on the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs, and also director of the Aquinas Center, the Roman Catholic Campus Ministry at UConn. • For further news of STM alumni, please view Called to Serve at www.bc.edu/schools/stm/alumni.html.
WCAS Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290 Best wishes to Jeanne Salvucci ’84, who was asked by Steven Garafalo to marry him on the steps of St. Peter’s in Rome. Jeanne and Steven are planning a June 2010 wedding. They will honeymoon in Italy. • It is always nice to hear from Kathie (Cantwell) McCarthy ’75 at Christmas. Kathie continues to work with her husband, Bill ’74, in the accounting business. She is also a member of the Framingham Disabilities Commission. In addition, Kathie sings in the St. Bridget’s choir and teaches seventh-grade CCD. Her daughter, Sheila ’03, is a social worker at Queens Family Court, with the Domestic Violence Compliance Court, and son Tom ’01 is a patrolman with the Framingham Police. • If you have any news, please write. • Happy spring!
obituaries 1930s Stanley Bezuszka, SJ, ’39, MA’40, MS’42, of Chestnut Hill on December 27, 2008. A math professor, he was BC’s longest serving faculty member. John F. Caulfield, SJ, ’34, MA’41, of Boston, on February 13, 2009. He was an assistant professor in BC’s math department. Joseph W. Dolan ’33 of McLean, VA, on January 5, 2009. He was president of the Retail Outlet division of Warnaco Company. Joseph P. Doyle Jr. ’39 of Newbury on November 6, 2008. A high-school teacher and retail salesman, he was a Navy officer who served on Utah Beach on D-Day. Alfred M. Mahoney ’39 of Alamo, CA, on January 24, 2008. Paul E. Partridge ’37 of West Roxbury on January 10, 2009. A teacher, he was a founder of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Daniel T. Skinner, MA’39, of Baltimore, MD, on March 22, 2008. He was a professor of romance languages at Morgan State College. William J. Vaughan ’39, MSSW’41, of Marshfield on January 7, 2009. A veteran of World War II, he was an assistant chief probation officer.
1940s John F. Bean Jr., MSW’42, of Arlington on January 19, 2009. An Army veteran, he was Massachusetts regional director of Health, Education, and Welfare. Robert W. Blakeney ’49, JD’52, of Needham on January 13, 2009. An Army Air Force World War II veteran, he was an attorney. Richard A. Callahan ’42 of Bronxville, NY, on May 26, 2007. Robert M. Casey ’43, JD’49, of Silver Springs, MD, on December 18, 2008. A Navy commander who landed in Normandy on D-Day, he was an attorney. Joseph D. Coffey ’50 of Stoughton on February 15, 2009. He leaves his wife and three children. Ernest U. Curelli ’48 of Beverly on January 25, 2009. He leaves two children and two siblings. Jerome J. Daunt ’44 of Falls Church, VA, on February 3, 2009. A Naval aviator in World War II, he worked for the FBI. Albert P. Dickensheid ’44 of Venice, FL, on
January 16, 2009. He was a Navy veteran. Eli Ehrlich ’45 of Boston on March 1, 2009. An Army medic in World War II, he was a social worker. J. Paul Finnegan, JD’49, of Scituate on January 19, 2009. John B. Freeman ’44 of Peabody on December 6, 2008. An Army veteran of World War II, he was an educator. William J. Gerity ’41 of Newton on January 28, 2009. He is survived by two children and a brother. Paul J. Greeley ’40, MSW’46, of Springfield on January 2, 2009. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was the executive director of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Edward J. Kelleher ’45 of Somerville on February 5, 2009. He leaves nine children. Gerald P. Kelleher ’49 of Plymouth on January 26, 2009. A Naval Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was an industrial arts teacher. Melvin E. Levison ’46 of Sleepy Hollow, NY, on April 15, 2008. Joseph F. Loughlin Jr. ’47 of Osterville on November 13, 2007. Thomas J. McInerney, MA’48, of Portsmouth, NH, on December 13, 2008. Thomas E. Moran ’47 of Hyde Park on January 4, 2009. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was an athletic director, coach, and teacher. Thomas O’Connell Murray ’43 of West Roxbury on December 25, 2008. A Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he served as class correspondent for more than 60 years. Martha M. Norton, MSW’49, of Rockport on June 21, 2008. John F. Ryan ’40, JD’54, of Springfield, VA, on August 22, 2006. Gene V. Santeusanio, JD’46, of Peabody on September 30, 2008. Edward F. Shea ’45 of Hanover on January 21, 2009. He worked for Proctor and Gamble, Rust Craft, and Quebecor. William R. Wall ’47 of Falmouth on February 10, 2009. An Army Air Corps veteran in World War II, he was a special agent with the FBI. William J. Wallace ’42 of Cincinnati, OH, on December 17, 2008. He is survived by his wife and six children. Amos E. Wasgatt, Jr., JD’49, of Worcester on January 24, 2009. He was an Army Air Force pilot in World War II. 33 obituaries
1950s Patricia Burns Anzivino NC’55, MS’68, of Lenox on March 18, 2009. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, she was VP of nursing at North Adams Regional Hospital. Francis M. Bianco ’51 of Melrose on August 31, 2008. An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he was a state police officer. Mario M. Boschetti ’50 of Reading on January 26, 2007. Bernard G. Bowers ’50 of Green Harbor on January 5, 2009. He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. James K. Brown ’52 of Miami, FL, on February 12, 2009. Richard W. Cabana ’57 of Shelton, formerly Fairfield, CT, on January 15, 2009. A Marine Corps veteran, he worked in sales. Gerald M. Coakley ’50, JD’62, of Westwood on December 26, 2008. Paul F. Condon ’56 of Westfield on March 13, 2009. A Korean War Marine Corps veteran, he was a physician. George A. Corbo ’52 of Norfolk on February 15, 2009. Paul J. Costello ’52 of East Hartford, CT, on February 3, 2009. He served with the Navy during the Korean War and was director of finance for the East Hartford Board of Education. Robert F. Cronin ’52 of Elgin, SC, on January 10, 2009. An employee of Wheel Trueing and Riso Corporation, he served with the Army in occupied Japan. Guy J. Cry, SM, M.Ed.’54, of Framingham on March 11, 2009. Beverly Foster Daignault ’56 of East Falmouth on April 1, 2008. Albert E. DeRobbio ’51 of Cranston, RI, on December 22, 2008. An Army veteran, he was an attorney and a judge. Edward J. Devin ’58 of Venice, FL, formerly of Dover and Hull, on December 16, 2008. A Navy pilot, he was an HR executive at Wang Laboratories and Fleet Financial. Joseph P. Dinan ’50 of Northport, ME, on November 4, 2008. Kevin L. Dolan ’59 of Boston on February 13, 2009. An army veteran, he was president and CEO of Little Brown and Company. James L. Dunn ’53 of Weymouth on January 20, 2009. A Maine Corps veteran, he was a probation officer.
James J. Enright ’53 of West Chatham on September 30, 2008. Richard G. Finnegan ’54 of San Luis Obispo, CA, on February 10, 2009. Michael D. Flaherty ’56 of South Burlington, VT, on January 19, 2009. A Marine Corps veteran, he was a pharmaceuticals representative for Merck & Co. Francis J. Flynn ’58 of Manchester, MO, on November 12, 2008. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a salesman for McGraw-Hill. Edward L. Fogarty ’50 of Milton on September 28, 2008. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a Secret Service agent and a teacher. Marguerite F. Fogg ’57, MS’61, of Bradenton, FL, formerly of Ipswich, on January 22, 2009. She taught nursing at the University of New Hampshire and at BC. Thomas L. Francis ’58 of Bridgewater on February 25, 2009. He leaves a wife and three children. David R. Fraser ’55 of Riverside, CA, on January 11, 2009. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Daniel J. Geagan ’59 of Dundas, Ontario, on February 6, 2009. Edward D. Guinan, JD’51, of Pittsfield on February 19, 2009. Elizabeth T. Harney ’53 of Paxton on March 20, 2009. She was a nurse at St. Vincent Hospital. Jerome D. Harriman, JD, MA’57, of Cohasset on January 5, 2008. Donald C. Hoffmeister ’58 of Troy, NY, on March 8, 2009. A school teacher, librarian, and administrator, he was a Korean War Navy veteran. Robert B. Holland ’51 of Chatham on February 13, 2009. A Korean War Army veteran, he worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Thomas M. Hosker ’53 of Swampscott on May 24, 2007. An Army veteran, he was the owner of Time Frame Inc. John J. Irwin Jr. ’52, JD’57, of Medford on December 25, 2008. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was an attorney and a judge. William J. Joyce ’59 of Medford on January 27, 2009. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a VP of the East Boston Savings Bank. Joseph A. Kamandulis ’58 of Erie, PA, on January 13, 2009. With the Merchant Marines in World War II, he was associate chief for nursing education at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center. William G. Keane ’59, CAES’65, of Truro on November 5, 2008. Joseph F. Kelliher Jr. ’59 of Norwood on May 24, 2008. John S. Koterbay ’52 of Plano, TX, on January 18, 2009.
Mary Elizabeth Laffey ’56 of Barrington, RI, on June 30, 2008. Wilfrid D. Lahaie ’51 of Alameda, CA, on January 15, 2009. An Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a technical writer and a National Park Service ranger. Paul R. Lane ’55 of East Longmeadow on December 28, 2008. An Air Force fighter pilot, he was a chemist. John S. Langone ’50 of Derry, NH, on January 4, 2009. An Army veteran, he was self employed in sales. Thomas W. Leavitt ’51 of Atlanta, GA, on March 7, 2009. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a special agent for the FBI. Guillermo Colom Lecaroz ’53 of Seattle, WA, on March 7, 2009. James F. Lennon ’50 of Pittsfield on January 30, 2009. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Gerald E. Lochiatto ’56 of Medford on October 13, 2008. Frederick A. Long ’58 of Brookline on December 21, 2008. An Army veteran, he held leadership positions at Polaroid, Chelsea Industries, and Digital. John F. Loughman ’52 of Westfield on December 14, 2008. Dorothy T. Manning ’56 of Braintree on November 21, 2007. Paul F. McPherson ’52 of Stamford, CT, on December 7, 2008. A Korean War veteran, he was an executive with the McGraw-Hill Companies. Owen J. Meegan ’55 of Salem on January 22, 2009. He is survived by his wife and four children. Richard H. Meehan ’50 of Quincy on February 2, 2009. A Coast Guard veteran of World War II, he worked in real estate. Joan Bonneville Merrigan ’58 of Greenfield on March 15, 2009. She was a nurse and a professor at Greenfield Community College. Robert E. Moore ’53 of Naples, FL, on February 2, 2009. A Navy pilot, he worked for IBM and MassMutual. John F. Moran ’52 of Columbia, SC, on February 21, 2009. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was corporate manager for labor relations at Springs Industries. Alexander D. Morgan III ’52 of Osterville on November 20, 2008. Francis X. Moriarty ’51 of Lowell on December 22, 2008. He was a teacher and a school principal. Patricia E. Murray NC’54 of Torrance, CA, on March 5, 2009. She was a managing editor of the Community Newspaper Company. Walter F. Murray, M.Ed.’55, of Dedham on December 23, 2008. Joseph A. Ochab ’53 of Pocasset on Decemwww.bc.edu/alumni
ber 24, 2008. A dentist, he was an Army veteran of the Korean War. John B. O’Loughlin ’53 of Rockville, MD, on April 24, 2007. Manuel F. Perdigao ’56 of Cohasset on March 15, 2009. He was an employee of the Cabot Corporation and a Korean War Army veteran. Dorothea M. Punch ’57 of Milton on March 10, 2009. She was an employee of New England Telephone & Telegraph. John W. Purcell, JD’51, of Harrisburg, PA, on February 5, 2009. Kenneth K. Quigley ’50 of Milton on January 4, 2009. A Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, he was a physician. Timothy J. Quinlan ’54 of Brookfield, WI, on August 7, 2006. Joseph T. Quintal ’51 of Methuen on December 5, 2008. An EVP in the insurance industry, he served in the Marine Corps in the Korean War. John F. Riley ’55 of Santee, SC, on April 24, 2008. Ellen M. Riordan ’54, M.Ed.’56, of Brockton on December 19, 2008. She was a nurse and an Army veteran of World War II. Gilbert T. Rocha ’54, JD’57, of Barrington, RI, on December 19, 2008. A judge and an attorney, he was also a Rhode Island state senator. Charles J. Romanski ’59 of Pottsboro, TX, on December 21, 2008. An Army veteran, he was the founder, president, and CEO of the Independent Packaging Co. Robert L. Rowell, MA’56, of Amherst on January 18, 2009. He was a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Massachusetts. Helen Haddock Sadow ’53 of Shreveport, LA, on March 17, 2009. She served as a nurse in the Air Force and in the private sector. Frederick J. Savina ’53, M.Ed.’62, of Naples, FL, on February 13, 2008. Miles J. Schlichte ’52, JD’58, of Gloucester on January 21, 2009. An attorney, he was appointed special prosecutor during President Nixon’s War on Crime. Frances M. Smith ’55, MS’58, of Cleveland, OH, on July 21, 2008. Robert F. Suleski ’52 of Williamsburg, VA, on February 3, 2009. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was co-owner of the Lynn Sign Company. Daniel P. Sullivan ’54 of Hampton, NH, on February 4, 2009. He was an Army veteran and an accountant. Stasia J. Szczepan ’53 of Woonsocket, RI, on May 8, 2008. William J. Talbot ’50 of Belmont on June 19, 2007. Eugene P. Tinory ’52 of Cohasset on Decem-
ber 2, 2007. An Army major in the Korean War, he was a teacher. Joseph E. Voelkl, JD’51 of Urbana, IL, on May 9, 2008. John H. Voke ’53 of Chelsea on February 28, 2009. A World War II Army veteran, he was a clerk of the Superior Court in Boston. James P. D. Waters ’51, JD’58, of Newton on January 8, 2009. A lieutenant in the Korean War, he was an attorney. Robert H. Weall ’53 of Pawcatuck, RI, on March 7, 2009. An Army officer in Korea and Vietnam, he was a town planner in Stonington. Joseph J. Westwater, MA’55, of Mclean, VA, on December 29, 2008. John Z. Yeransian ’56 of Weston on January 14, 2009. He was chief of OBGYN at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
1960s Mary Ann Heim Aronson ’65 of Denver, CO, formerly of Laconia, NH, on February 10, 2009. A World War II Army veteran, she was a nurse with the Veteran’s Administration. Randall J. Astolfi ’60 of Beverly on February 19, 2009. An Army captain, he was a finance administrator. Francis F. Breen Jr., MA’67, Ph.D.’71, of Dracut on July 16, 2007. Joseph Broude, JD’60, of Boston on October 10, 2008. Joseph V. Burke ’61 of Brighton on March 16, 2009. He was an Air Force veteran. Edward A. Callahan ’65 of Woburn on December 31, 2008. He was a teacher and a school principal. Peter N. Carroll, M.Ed.’68, of Foxboro on January 30, 2009. Clara Maria Cerasia, MPV, MA’67, of Fitchburg on January 12, 2009. She was a high-school teacher and principal. Brian M. Conry ’68 of Hinsdale on February 15, 2009. An Army veteran, he was a retail business owner. Shirley Cyronis ’61 of Lowell on April 5, 2008. She was a director of the Lowell Visiting Nurse Association. James J. Donahue, Jr. ’67 of Brockton on March 11, 2009. The owner of Donahue Truck Service in Stoughton, he was an Army veteran. Priscilla Durkin NC’65 of Melrose on January 1, 2009. She taught classics at Milton Academy, Wakefield High School, and Boston Latin School. Herbert E. Farmer, MS’55, JD’64, of Jamaica Plain on February 2, 2009. Francis D. Flanagan ’63 of Naples, FL, on
February 16, 2009. He was a teacher at Millis High School. Eleanor Fossati ’60, MS’64, of Torrington, CT, on February 23, 2009. She was the director of nurses at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Mary Busalacchi Gaffney ’63 of West Newbury on September 18, 2008. Paul James Gallagher, MAT’61, of Little Compton, RI, on June 12, 2008. Brian M. Gilligan ’60 of Watertown on September 20, 2008. Arthur O. Gormley Jr., JD’60, of Englewood, NJ, on March 15, 2009. William J. Hornby ’63 of Salisbury on March 16, 2009. A CPA, he was the Boston Regional Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Paul M. Hughes ’60 of New Canaan, CT, on March 11, 2009. He was chairman of Hughes Broadcasting Partners and O.G. Holdings. M. Caroline Kelley, SSND, M.Ed.’67, MA’81, of Cambridge on January 21, 2009. She was an elementary and high-school teacher and administrator. John W. Koza ’62, MBA’68, of Calistoga, CA, on February 27, 2009. An Army veteran, he worked in the real estate capital management industry. Frederick W. McGarrah ’60 of Norwood on March 28, 2008. He was a sales manager at Norwood Business Club. John P. McGrail, MA’64, of Acton on January 4, 2009. He was a professor of English literature at Fitchburg State College. Mary Myles McHugh, RSM, M.Ed.’61, of Manchester, NH, on January 16, 2009. She was a high-school teacher and administrator. Mildred F. Midura, MS’69, of Fall River on March 12, 2009. After 39 years with the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, she worked for People Inc. and Greater Fall River Early Intervention. Bernardine N. Miller ’60 of Somers, CT, on February 4, 2009. An officer in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, she worked for the VA Hospital in Boston. Edmond J. Morrissey ’65 of Randolph on January 8, 2008. Mary L. Noyes ’61 of Mashpee on January 6, 2009. A World War II veteran, she was head nurse for the VA Hospital in Rutland Heights. Gerald R. O’Brien ’65, MST’67, of Baltimore, MD, on October 1, 2008. Jeremiah T. O’Sullivan ’64 of Winchester on February 10, 2009. A Navy veteran, he worked in the financial sector. Elizabeth Reardon, SP, ’63 of Holyoke on March 10, 2009. She was an assistant professor of medical-surgical nursing at Springfield Technical Community College. 35 obituaries
William M. Ryan ’67 of Belmont on March 16, 2009. D’Arcy O’Neill Secord, MSW’68, of Minneapolis, MN, on September 8, 2008. Christopher J. Seekings ’64 of Hampden, ME, on February 4, 2009. He was an ophthalmologist. Ruth G.V. Sherry, MA’63, of Aguas Buenas, PR, on February 22, 2008. Joan E. Shields, Ph.D.’66, of Port Washington, NY, on April 10, 2008. Edith P. Starr ’67, M.Ed.’68, of Northampton on July 25, 2008. James P. Toler III, MA’66, of Albuquerque, NM, on January 16, 2009. An Army pilot in World War II, he was a math teacher. Paul R. Walker ’60 of Farmingdale, ME, on January 15, 2009. Joseph F. Walsh ’64, M.Ed.’66, of Marshfield on March 23, 2009. He was an attorney and a selectman in Bedford. Walter E. Willet ’61 of West Hartford, CT, on February 13, 2009. An employee of Praxair, he served in the National Guard.
1970s Joseph J. Acorace, MBA’70, of Manchester, NH, on April 15, 2008. Bryant Alan Browne ’75 of Stevens Point, WI, on December 6, 2009. He was a professor of water chemistry and soil physics at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point. Mary H. Cahill, MSP’74, of Waltham on January 21, 2009. She was a teacher and director of the Norfolk Community Theater. Alise P. Camerato ’76 of Randolph on October 10, 2006. Frank Careri Jr. ’73 of Hackensack, NJ, on December 27, 2008. He was an attorney. Jean C. Davis, JD’79, of Andover on January 14, 2009. John T. DiStefano ’79 of West Chester, OH, on March 14, 2009. He is survived by his wife, mother, two children, and two siblings. Francis I. Gallagher Jr. ’71 of Glastonbury, CT, on February 4, 2009. An Air Force veteran, he was employed by Dun & Bradstreet. Joseph H. Ganguzza ’79 of Coconut Grove, FL, on January 5, 2009. He was an attorney. Claudia Dupraz Greely NC’72 of Rockport on March 12, 2009. She was a special education teacher. Janice A. Grella, MA’72, of Litchfield, CT, on December 13, 2008. She was a highschool math teacher. Sandra L. Grzybowski, M.Ed.’73, of Chester, CT, on February 6, 2009. She was a teacher in the East Hampton School System. Margaret Gillis Guillet ’73 of Needham on
March 27, 2009. She is survived by her husband, two children, and four siblings. Rosemary Martone Kane, M.Ed.’71, of Westvale, NY, on July 18, 2007. Joseph J. King, MS’71, of Whitehouse Station, NJ, on February 11, 2009. He was a senior research scientist for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Roy T. Kitayama ’79 of Arlington on March 13, 2009. He was an Army veteran. Thomas J. Klei ’75 of Northport, NY, on February 1, 2006. Martin F. Laughlin ’72 of South Portland, ME, on October 7, 2008. Vincent R. Machaj ’72 of Virginia Beach, VA, on January 14, 2009. He was a cardiac anesthesiologist and a founding partner of Anesthesia Specialists in Virginia Beach. William D. Manning ’74, MBA’81, of East Boston on January 19, 2009. He is survived by his wife and his son. Christopher J. McCarthy Jr. ’72 of Wilmington on January 4, 2009. He was an optical engineer at Itek Corporation. William E. McCarthy Jr. ’75, MS’77, of Randolph on September 30, 2008. Gloria S. Powers, MA’75, of Salt Lake City, UT, on November 21, 2007. Diane M. Tanguay Prokop NC’74 of Ellicott City, MD, on March 25, 2009. After serving in the Army, she had a long career with the NSA. Philip A. Pusateri, SJ, ’72 of Norwich, CT, on February 23, 2009. He was pastor of SS Peter & Paul and taught at BC High. John F. Rice ’74 of Weymouth on January 15, 2009. He was a Bank of Boston employee. Laurence J. Rice ’76 of Garden City, NY, on February 8, 2009. He leaves his wife, his father, three children, and nine siblings. Thomas G. Sexton ’70 of Billerica, formerly of Lynn, on March 12, 2009. He leaves his wife, his parents, three children, and three siblings. Elena T. Van Poznak NC’74 of Tenafly, NJ, on January 2, 2009. Edward B. Weedon III ’73 of Burlington on January 31, 2009. He is survived by his father and five siblings. Ramona B. Wesel, M.Ed.’74, of Southbridge on March 6, 2009. She taught early childhood education. Robert Edmund Zaks ’73 of Brockton on January 3, 2009. He was a longtime employee of the Boston Globe. David F. Ziomek ’72 of Milton on December 31, 2008. He was the pastor of St. Elizabeth Church.
1980s Susanna C. Burgett, JD’85, of Medfield on September 4, 2008.
Yolanda H. Fahey ’83 of Lexington on February 4, 2009. An officer in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II, she was a nurse. Adrienne Contegni Gallo ’81 of Garden City, NY, on February 1, 2009. Carol Ann Garant, MBA’83, of Fall River on January 26, 2009. She was a researcher, an author, and a nursing instructor. Mary Elizabeth Gistis ’89 of Duxbury on March 3, 2009. A wife and the mother of two children, she was active in local theater. Sudha V. Gokhale ’89 of Bloomfield, CT, on October 28, 2007. Rita L. Jolley, SND, MSW’87, of Milton on December 27, 2008. She worked in ministries in the Boston area and in Kenya. Sharon R. Kurtz ’89, Ph.D.’94, of Jamaica Plain on October 26, 2008. Mary C. Lenherr, SCL, MA’81, of Leavenworth, KS, on March 10, 2008. Maryellen Maguire, MS’82, of Conway, NH, on January 3, 2009. Elizabeth Mancini-Minton ’83 of Timonium, MD, on October 10, 2008. Kathleen A. Martin, Ph.D.’83, of Northampton on October 21, 2007. Lisa H. Martin, MSW’87, of Hamilton, VA, on December 17, 2008. She was a psychotherapist. Robert A. Montserrat, JD’84, of Carrollton, TX, on March 8, 2009. Joanna Natsis ’82 of Ipswich on May 29, 2008. Paul J. Nelson ’86 of Hopkinton on December 9, 2008. He was a product manager at Genzyme Corporation. Lois M. Reilly ’80 of Marlborough on September 28, 2008. An advertising executive, she was president of Straight A Media. Patricia Stafford Shanks, MSW’83, of Cincinnati, OH, on August 13, 2008. Tracy A. Sproul ’82 of Danville, CA, on January 24, 2009. She was employed in communications at Data General, Bell South, Pacific Bell, and AT&T.
1990s Michael R. Chase ’97 of Billerica on February 9, 2009. Roger L. French, JD’90, of Topsfield on December 12, 2008. Mark Robert Podsedly, MBA’90, of Dover on November 26, 2008.
2000s Brian Gray ’01 of Garden City, NY, on January 2, 2009. Elaine C. Hazelton, MS’00, of Milton on March 21, 2009. She was the director of www.bc.edu/alumni
psychiatric nursing at Faulkner Hospital. Ty T. Nakamura, MBA’00, of Mendon on December 24, 2008. He was a project manager for Partners HealthCare. Aaron M. Stanecki ’00 of Bloomfield, NJ, on January 20, 2009. He was a project manager at Becton, Dickinson and Company. Jared C. Treiber ’02 of Plantsville, CT, on January 29, 2009. He is survived by his mother and his brother.
faculty and staff deaths • Lawrence Jones, professor of Slavic and Eastern languages from 1960 to 1993, on November 24, 2008, at age 86. • Peter Doucette, of Waltham, executive chef from 1970 to 1996, on March 27, 2009, at age 77. He is survived by his wife Carole, and daughters Jacqueline and Gail Santiago. • Thomas Moynihan, of Brighton, an employee in the chemistry department from 1966 to 1997, on January 19, 2009, at age 77. He is survived by his daughter Nancy. • Gerald Pine, of Bedford, professor of education from 1994 to 2008 who served as dean of the Lynch School from 1994 to 1996, on April 11, 2009, at age 75. He is survived by his wife Mary, sons David and Sean, and daughter Maureen. • Karen Muskavitch, of Lexington, an adjunct professor of biology from 2003 to 2006, on January 12, 2009, at age 55. She is survived by her husband Marc, daughter Laura, and son Erik. • Michael Chase, of Billerica, software developer in Information Technology for 20 years, on February 9, 2009, at age 41. He is survived by his wife Karen and daughters Alyssa and Kayla.
The obituary section is compiled from national listings and notices from family members and friends of alumni. The section includes only the deaths reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information to: Office of University Advancement, More Hall 220, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
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investing in our future raising $1.5 billion for vital priorities
ight the World is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of Jesuit, Catholic education— in terms of both its financial goal and the impact that support will have on the University’s future. In many ways, the campaign is a $1.5-billion investment in the BC student experience. Light the World will secure undergraduate financial aid for students in need and will enhance formation programming that integrates students’ volunteer and classroom experiences with their spiritual life. It will support intercollegiate and intramural athletics and will fund new residence halls and other student facilities during BC’s campus expansion. Light the World also makes an unprecedented commitment to BC’s scholarly mission and will raise $575 million to foster
academic excellence, allowing the University to continue to hire the most talented faculty and to expand fellowships for undergraduates, graduate students, and professors. A primary focus will be a new generation of research centers and institutes, established through campaign support. These enterprises will unite students and faculty across numerous fields and will strengthen research capabilities that allow BC to address the critical needs of society. The new Institute for Liberal Arts (ILA) is one such fledgling venture. “It’ll be a wonderful tool to foster interdisciplinary dialogue in the humanities,” says Director David Quigley. “I’m hopeful that the institute will spark new courses, new research projects, and new ways of addressing old academic inquiries.”
light the world campaign initiatives » $1.5 billion for vital priorities » Expanding volunteer service to Boston College » 40,000 alumni giving each and every year » Providing for future generations through legacy giving
The Light the World campaign will raise $1.5 billion for priorities vital to the University’s continued success and, in particular, will foster unprecedented research opportunities for students and faculty alike.
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the McMullen Museum of Art, and the new Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy will be key components of the ILA and will contribute to its vitality and mission. “BC’s commitment to finding solutions to pressing societal problems is admirable,” says campaign co-chair Charles I. Clough, Jr. ’64, who, along with his wife Gloria L. Clough, M.Div.’90, MS’96, generously provided the funds that made the Clough Center possible. “Support from alumni, parents, and friends will help these academic endeavors to grow, and will enhance BC’s reputation as a university committed to both academic excellence and social responsibility.”
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Other academic initiatives that will either be created or strengthened by Light the World include the Institute on Aging and the Center for Asset Management. In addition, BC will found an Institute for Integrated Sciences that will nurture interdisciplinary research in physics, biology, and chemistry. “The institute will help drive the science behind technological advances such as biosensors and solar cells as well as other projects that could have applications in everyday life,” says Vice Provost for Research Kevin Bedell. “Another key is that it will get undergraduates actively involved in the process of scientific discovery. The institute will give our students an expertise that few other universities can provide.”
formative role purnell named inaugural director of center for student formation
ssociate Professor of Political Science Jennie Purnell will lead the University’s new Center for Student Formation, an enterprise that is being made possible by the Light the World campaign and one that will have a significant influence on the BC student experience. As inaugural director, Purnell will oversee the center’s efforts to nurture and integrate students’ intellectual, social, and moral development—a goal that will be achieved through increased collaboration among
BC’s many academic, service, and spirituality programs. Scheduled to formally open for the 2009–10 academic year, the center will serve as a central resource for all engaged in student formation programming, including faculty members as well as staff whose duties fall under BC’s offices of Mission and Ministry and Student Affairs. Among its many responsibilities, the center will conduct original research on student formation practices and will initiate dialogue among faculty, staff, and students.
One particular objective will be to provide undergraduates with classroom opportunities that allow them to reflect upon and critically analyze their volunteer experiences, whether they work with Boston’s homeless or serve the poor in Appalachia. “Students are formed by their entire collegiate experience and at Boston College that most likely means they’ll engage in some sort of extracurricular or service activity,” says Purnell. “We want to provide students with a chance to integrate those experiences and let them see how they might tie to their faith, to their future career path, or to the wider world around them.” Purnell first explored those perspectives in her seminar “Religion and Politics in Latin
America,” in which she gave students the opportunity to write research papers on issues related to the Christian base community they had visited in El Salvador. PULSE program faculty are among those BC professors who already incorporate aspects of service, faith, and academics in their coursework, according to Purnell, and she hopes the center can build upon this foundation. “Because Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university, it has a responsibility to educate the whole person,” says Purnell. “The center’s creation reflects BC’s commitment to mold leaders—graduates who are intellectually curious, spiritually inquiring, and committed to social justice and civic engagement.”
DAVID R. BARNES
illuminations Michael DiMattina ’04 hometown Chicago, Illinois
occupation Economic consultant
undergraduate major History
favorite bc activity Appalachia Volunteers
How has Boston College been a positive influence in your life? The faculty I met and friends I made while at the Heights continue to inspire me. And the classroom lessons I learned and the values I developed are always with me in the decisions I make. Looking back, I’m forever indebted to BC for shaping me into the person I am today. Why does BC’s Light the World campaign resonate with you? The Light the World campaign reminds me of the national reach of the BC community. Even though I live a long distance from Boston, the campaign is a great way for me to show my support for the institution that has meant so much to me. With an emphasis on volunteerism and alumni giving at any level, there is a way for everyone to get involved. In addition, one of the campaign’s vital priorities is financial aid—a need that I proudly support.
Why do you give to financial aid? I donate to financial aid because I attended BC thanks to a scholarship established by a generous alumnus, who showed me the importance of giving back. For this, I will always be grateful. I support scholarship funding today to continue a tradition set by previous recipients and to ensure that today’s students receive the aid they need to attend BC.
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