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class notes day as our memorial Mass. We extended our deepest sympathy to his wife, Louise, MA’56. Jim was head of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for 25 years. He also had an outstanding record with the Navy, and he served for three years on the hospital ship USS Hope. • Bill McCool died on February 27, and we extend our deep sympathy to his family and his ever-loyal friend Eileen Gillis. • Jake Emmons called recently and sends his best wishes to all from Florida, where he golfs every week. Good luck to you, Jake! • Please send me news for this column or call me. AMDG.

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Correspondent: Ed Brady edbrady1950@hotmail.com 27 Lane Drive, No. 31 Norwood, MA 02062; 781-762-2889 I am sad to report, I have just received word that our long-serving class president Bill Horrigan, MEd’54, passed away on June 13. Just two months ago, Bill had enjoyed the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park on April 12: With a lifetime pass in his pocket, he was among the special guests at Fenway for the party that brought back endless memories of the 68 years he was employed at the park in financial operations for concessionaire Harry M. Stevens/ ARAMARK. Bill wrote, “It certainly was a great thrill to see the outstanding players of our era—Pesky, Doerr, Yaz—and then Rice, Tiant, and so many more taking up their playing positions on the field again. What an amazing way to spend such a beautiful spring day!” Bill’s work at Fenway supplemented his career in education, which began as a mathematics teacher at BC High School for five years. This was followed by 36 years in the Woburn Public Schools, from which he retired as assistant superintendent in 1991. • As an interesting side note to that Fenway Park celebration, Bill Logue, who lives on Marco Island, FL, during the winter months, related to me memories and stories of his grandfather Charles Logue and the construction of Fenway Park in 1910. Bill writes, “John I. Taylor, owner of the Red Sox and the Boston Globe, selected the Charles Logue Building Co. to construct the new park. My father, Emmet, was an engineer on the job and told my seven brothers and sisters many stories regarding the progress and opening of Fenway in April 1912. The stories of some of the early great players, like Smoky Joe Wood and Tris Speaker; the successful first year at Fenway; and the subsequent winning of the 1912 World Series remain in my memory. During this period, my grandfather Charles Logue built the first buildings at Boston College—Gasson Hall and later St. Mary’s. My grandfather emigrated from Ireland in 1880 and formed his construction company in 1890. As written in Glenn Stout’s new book, Fenway 1912, ‘this all occurred just in time to take advantage of the Irish takeover of Boston’s political machine and the resulting flood of building contracts suddenly accessible to Irish firms.’ My grandparents had 16 children, including 2 Jesuit priests and 2 Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Bill Logue, SJ, after whom I was named, headed the science department at

Holy Cross in the early 1930s and later became pastor of St. Ignatius at BC. Louis Logue, SJ, taught at Holy Cross and later at BC High School during the 1930s and ’40s. Charles Logue died suddenly in 1919 while inspecting a roof on St. Mary’s Church in Dedham.” • Last April we said fond farewells to two faithful members of our class, Thomas J. Goff and James M. McDonough, JD’53. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Savin Hill, where he fell in love with his wife, Virginia (Bonang), affectionately called “Miss Bo.” James took up where he left off with the Fulton Debating Society, becoming an attorney and joining the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

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Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 Some of you may not know that the Boston College Alumni Association office has moved from the Newton Campus to the Brighton Campus on the grounds of the cardinal’s former residence. Our alumnae book group (we’re still reading!) will meet at the new Cadigan Alumni Center starting in the fall. Some of you might find that location more convenient while others will travel farther to talk about books. • Condolences and prayers to Alice Reardon Porell NC’52 on the death of her sister, Elinor NC’55, on May 17, 2012. Many of us remember Elie playing the piano and bringing life to the Newtones singing group at school. Elie was the aunt of Boston College alumni Ann Porell McGoldrick ’85 and Thomas Porell ’87. • Be in touch!

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Correspondent: James Derba jjderba@aol.com Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502 Fr. Tom Murphy, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army, entered the Franciscan Order in 1952 and was ordained in 1958. Tom did a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is now assisting the secular Franciscan Order all over Florida and in Mobile Bay, AL. Frs. Joe Sullivan and Jack Supple (both now deceased) also joined the Franciscans. • Bill Broderick retired after 24 years as a math teacher at Pittsfield High School. He’s an avid golfer. He is blessed with seven children and seven grandchildren, and he, son Bill ’77, and granddaughter Kate ’11 represent three generations of BC alumni. • Tom and Bill responded to my request for information from our 500 survivors. Now we have to hear from only 498 others!

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Correspondent: Frank McGee fjamesmcgee@gmail.com 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 5 class notes

Gasson Hall. Saturday. June 2, 2012. The 60th anniversary of our graduation at the Heights! The rain outside did not in any way affect the warm feeling of seeing old friends and classmates. Festivities opened with a terrific message from Class President Charlie Barrett, LLD’55 (retired Massachusetts Superior Court justice). Fr. Hugh O’Regan delivered the invocation. Barry Driscoll followed, reporting that, as of the day of the luncheon, our class gift amounted to $1,492,155, and gifts were received from 227 classmates or their survivors. They achieved a 53.5 percent participation rate, breaking the record for a 60th reunion class! Mary Elizabeth (Fallon) McCabe (widow of Fred McCabe) spoke eloquently of the sadness that she and her fellow nursing students felt dealing with the fact that, back in her graduation year, they were unrecognized as part of our class. I went back to Sub Turri, and sure enough, there was no mention of our classmates from the Nursing School. Progress comes slowly, however, and the nursing graduates of the Class of ’52 eventually were acknowledged as members of our college family. A belated “welcome home,” Mary! It was great to see Larry Sullivan, MBA’57, all the way from California. I sat beside Frank Vaughan and Jim Nichols, MBA’62, with their brides. Frank has 17 grandchildren and Jim has 13. No chance, however, to catch up with Charlie Hanafin. Frank Tarpey noted that his eight grandchildren keep him busy. Also at our table, in from California, were George and Mary (Hughes) Naeger. I had a chance to talk with old friend Bob Richards, JD’55. We discussed classmates who had achieved great honors, and one of the names mentioned was Bob Callahan. Most of us will remember Bob as an outstanding football player. However, I wonder how many at the Heights know that Bob went on to become chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. It’s never too late to recognize outstanding achievement. I chatted briefly with well-known criminal defense attorney and former Marine Joe Oteri, JD’57. Jack Hansberry, former Eagle hockey great, sends his best, as does George Cyr. Ed Gaudette, MA’53, and one of his daughters, an attorney, were in attendance. Mike Roarke could not attend; we send him our best wishes. Same to Lex Blood on the Cape. Tom McElroy reports that the Tom McElroy Jr. ’80 Memorial Scholarship Fund has now distributed in excess of $98,000 in assistance to BC students. Tom and his wife, Regina, have raised more than $1 million since the fund’s inception. Tom and his BC High classmate Jay Hughes talked about the old days, as did Jim Callahan. • Last but certainly not least is a resounding round of applause for Roger Connor for all he has done for our class over the years! • I wish I had much more space to report all the conversations I had at the luncheon. • You can send news to me at the above email address, and I will report same online. • Stay well and God bless.

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Correspondent: Jim Willwerth jammw19@verizon.net 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2012  

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2012

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2012  

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2012