class notes cial in Lexington as senior account manager. Courtney graduated from BC’s Connell School of Nursing and now lives in Portsmouth, NH, studying for her nurse practitioner degree at UNH while working there and also at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Andrew is at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Michaela graduated from Providence College and is now
(Maloney) Howard, MBA’88, wrote: “I’m alive and well, living in Marina Bay, Quincy, where you’re either a 50-something divorcée or a 20-something athlete. [I] have two beautiful children: Loren, my son, is 27 and entering RISD for architecture, and my daughter (23) is on the five-year plan at Lesley, where she’s a photography major. I see Terry Ryan [McEn-
Laurie Nichols Cochran ’75 has been working with the BC Alumni Association to help strengthen ties between BC alums and the Campion Center—home to approximately 70 retired Jesuits—in Weston. attending BC’s Lynch Graduate School of Education. • Barbara Gangemi Burns moved to beautiful Ocean Grove, NJ, and has a solo law practice, Praxis Legal Solutions LLC. Working in flip-flops near the beach is a dream! Son Jake, a lieutenant in the Navy and a helicopter pilot, earned a master’s in aeronautical engineering. His next assignment is on the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. He and his wife, Kathleen, are the parents of Sean Sebastian, who is “perfect,” says Barbara! Olivia is a freshman at Loyola in New Orleans; she chose the location after Quaker work camp last year and fell in love with the city. • Next time—more grandmas!
1974 Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Stratton Lane Foxborough, MA 02035
nc 1974 Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan email@example.com 693 Boston Post Road Weston, MA 02493 I continue to decipher our classmates’ notes from our 35th reunion, beginning with Jean O’Leary’s note. Jean lives in Pelham Manor, NY, with husband Mark Gaffney. Jean retired from Verizon Communications in New York after 25 years in HR and employee communications. For the last few years, she has worked on a consultant basis, providing employee communications support for a number of corporate clients. Jean and Mark stay active with tennis, sailing, and trips to their summer home on Nantucket. • An anonymous classmate (seated next to Jean) wrote: “Who said it’s 40 and fab? It’s 35 and terrifically fabulous. Everyone looks wonderful, and I still can’t decide if it’s good or bad when people say we look exactly the same! Thirty-five years later, Jerri Muldoon is still documenting the events, Jeanna is still wearing pink and green, Hanna is still relaxing, and Gloria is still organizing!” • During the reunion, I realized that although Lou is always helping with reunion activities she is never in the news notes, so: Mary Lou
tee], Mickey McMahon [Budlong], and Mary Dulligan [Lynch] and talk with Maria BorreroBou in Puerto Rico. Thank God for Jerri Muldoon, who is constantly recording our antics. Loved seeing DeMello [Kathy McClaskey], Sue Sullivan, Cissy Fagan, Stephanie Rogers [Sullivan], and their better halves!” • Finally, from our reunion phonathon: Mary Slocum did not make the reunion; however, you can read her blog at Mary@maryeslocum.com. Brian and Mary Dulligan Lynch live in Glen Rock, NJ. They have two daughters: Kate, at Providence College, and Liz. • This ends our 35th reunion notes. I have received many requests from classmates about the possibility of seeing some of “the Muldoon epics” on the Internet. I pass this request on, hoping that by the next column I will be able to tell you if these epics may be seen by one and all. I hope to get those e-mail updates from you.
Correspondent: Hellas M. Assad firstname.lastname@example.org 149 Lincoln Street Norwood, MA 02062; 781-769-9542 As our 35th reunion approaches, please consider participating with a gift—of any amount—to BC. Our Gift Committee chairs, Vincent J. Quealy and Kevin M. O’Kane, have been working diligently along with committee members Barbara Mackin, Laurie Nichols Cochran, William Conley, William Corrado, Dorothy DiPesa, Cynthia Feldmann, James and Marianne (Irwin) Galvin, James Healey, John Hughes, Kevin Kane, Mary Kane, Shaun Kelley, Lawrence and Diane (DiPasquale) Lundy, Susan Lupica MEd’76, Nancy O’Connor McCleary, Mark McCue, Gaetano Muzio, Dennis Orr, Michael Reynolds, Stephanie Whittier, Jack Zarkauskas MBA’87, and yours truly. Our class goal is to have 700 donors (38 percent of the class) contribute to BC this year. A gift of any size will be greatly appreciated! You may visit www.bc.edu/give or contact Becky Holden ’02 at 617-552-0966 or email@example.com. • Walter Fey has been happily married for almost 20 years to Jan Bergstrom, who was the runner-up to the homecoming queen of Lyon Township (IL) High School, Class of 1971. Walter and Jan have two sons, both freshmen: Luke was accepted to BC but opted to attend GW, and
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Zack began high school this year. Walt sends a shout-out to Patricia Casey, MEd’81, who was kindly prolific with her advice and friendship during their college application process. He would like to say hello to Kim Bucci, who occasionally drops by Walt’s Arlington office and is still employed in the Hyundai auto business. Regards to Paul Matricianni, who was with the class for one and a half years and was quite the “force majeure,” touching the hearts of many. Also, hello to all the CLX gang: Sloan, Flood, Galardi, MacDonald, Capro, Rubino, and Malinowski. • Laurie Nichols Cochran has been working with the BC Alumni Association to help strengthen ties between BC alums and the Campion Center—home to approximately 70 retired Jesuits—in Weston. On December 13, the Jesuit community welcomed BC alums to a Mass and an informal reception. There are multiple ways to connect with the Jesuits at Campion. Any involvement, large or small, is most welcome. To learn more, contact Laurie at LaurieCochran@comcast.net. • Take care and please keep in touch.
Correspondent: Mary Stevens McDermott firstname.lastname@example.org 56 Deer Meadow Lane Chatham, MA 02633; 508-945-2477 Hi, everyone! I hope this finds you well and looking forward to our 35th Newton reunion, June 4–6! • I was on a conference call recently with our BC reunion rep, Francie Anhut, Rita Carbone Ciocca MBA’77, Carol Finigan Wilson, JoAnn Hilliard Holland, Joanne McCarthy Goggins, and Lee Costello. Teresa Valdes-Fauli Weintraub, JD’79, and Mary-Jane Flaherty are going to join this week’s call. The Alumni Association has put much thought and effort into making this a really special weekend for us. Besides the reunion “regulars,” I urge those who have never been to Reunion to please consider coming this year. Everyone is just so themselves, it’s like we never left. The campus looks beautiful, and just to see those dorms and the student union cracks me up! Let’s get together in thanks and joy that we had those great years together and the lifelong friendships that were created. • Not much news this time, but I do want to give you a thought: A little e-mail group of Louise Paul Morin, Nancy Coughlin Ferraro MEd’77, Lisa Antonelli DellaPorta, Liz Mahoney Flaherty, Cyndee Crowe Frere, and me has evolved over time. We just check in regularly about everyday things: kids and dogs, work and play, aches and pains. Think about gathering a small group of old roommates (we were Hardy first-floor ladies freshman year) and stay connected. The phone works too. My first roommate (of a record five in four years!), Joanne Manfredi, and I connect on the phone. She is in Florida and talks with Teresa and Suzanne Laskas. Anyone else in the Miami–Fort Lauderdale area? Did I tell you that I heard from Laura Zerbinati, and she’ll be coming up from Panama? So, don’t be saying you can’t get here from New Jersey or Connecticut! • Let me finish by saying I know it is hard for some of you to accept the closing of Newton College even now, all these years later. Think though, that through our
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