class notes grandchildren. Jeanne was involved with the Boston University Women’s Council and was an avid golfer and tennis player. Her story is incomplete, however, without remembering her humor, her style, and the breadth of her interests. I have a special memory of a day and evening spent in Paris with Jeanne. For a number of years, she went to Europe, alone, for two weeks in October, a sort of “recharge the batteries” vacation. “Meet me behind Notre Dame,” she said, and from there we walked and walked in that most beautiful city. It was a magical day. • I also recently learned of the death of Regina Howe Gailus NC’50 of Chicago on March 24, 2008. As we pray for these classmates, we send our sympathy to their families. • I had a brief stay with Monsie O’Brien Clifton NC’53 when we went to Frannie Ziminsky’s funeral. Among her 13 grandchildren, she has twin granddaughters
October 28, the above-mentioned Pat Roche was honored by BC at a private dinner in the president’s dining room for his ongoing service and generosity. Pat received the honor with his typical humility. We as alumni can be grateful to Pat for boosting the class up into the pantheon of magnanimous supporters.
1952 Correspondent: Frank McGee firstname.lastname@example.org 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 Sadly, I have to report the deaths of Tom Caprarella on September 20, and Jean Grenon on September 9, 2009. At the time of their passing, Tom lived in Dedham, and Jean lived
In August, 100 golfers and 35 non-players showed up for the Tom McElroy Jr. Golf Classic—which funds the No. 1 athletic memorial scholarship at BC! who are seniors at Sacred Heart–91st Street. • I had a great lunch with Jeanne Hartford Savage NC’53. She stays busy with her six children (including taking a trip to London) but also keeps young playing a lot of golf. She had a good visit with Barbara Kelly Connelly NC’53, MEd’57, just days before she moved from Cape Cod to South Carolina to be near her daughter.
1951 Correspondent: Leo Wesner email@example.com 125 Granite Street, Apt. 816 Quincy, MA 02169; 617-680-8306 I am sad to report that I recently learned of the passing of several classmates: Ira Goldstein of Apopka, FL, on December 23, 2008; and in 2009, Boleslaus Kulik of Roslindale on September 15; Irene Shepardson of Marshfield on September 29; Gerald Sullivan of Skowhegan, ME, on August 19; Bill Hughes of Mundelein, IL, on August 5; Larry Maroni of Sudbury on June 25; and Bob O’Keefe of Franciscan Oaks, Danville, NJ, on June 17. Our condolences to the families of these fine people! • Some of those who are still around are continuing to serve their alma mater and other members of our class. Jim Derba has again stepped up to assume the presidency of the class as we look forward to our 60th reunion in 2011. Assisting Jim in this effort is the Planning Committee that includes Bob Jepsen MBA’70, Marty Joyce, Jack Casey, Pat Roche H’01, Leo Wesner, and Ed White. We are planning a simple program, one that should appeal to many of our classmates. Phil Dolan writes from Florida in the hope that a golf day will be included in the plans. Feel free to submit ideas that may be useful, such as trivia, information about awards or recognition bestowed on you or another classmate, or anything you feel may be of interest. • One further note: On
in Mashpee. Please remember Tom, Jean, and their families in your prayers. • On a happier note, the Tom McElroy Jr. Golf Classic was held on August 31 at the Spring Valley Country Club in Sharon. One hundred golfers participated, while 35 non-players showed up for the dinner and auction following the day of golf. This fundraiser, in memory of Regina and Tom McElroy’s son Tom Jr. ’80 (a former all-American soccer player who died of cancer shortly after his graduation from BC) has been held for 28 consecutive years and is now the No. 1 athletic memorial scholarship at BC. The Class of ’52 sponsored a hole, and Dan McElaney MA’63, Frank McDermott, and J. Barry Driscoll played their usual high quality game. Independent of the game, $8,000 was raised from those who could not attend. My wife, Carole, and I attended the dinner part of the event, which was spectacular. If you have an extra buck or two, send it to the BC Fund, BC Alumni Association, to help BC student athletes financially. • Going through my tattered copy of Sub Turri, I came across pictures of Frank Dooley JD’55 (editor), Tom Cummiskey (business manager), George Burke and Jack Donovan (subscription managers), George Gallant (managing editor), and Jack Murray and Bob Earley (advertising managers). It brought back great memories. If you get the chance, take Sub Turri out from your attic. A walk down memory lane is a great experience. • The hardest part of this job is reporting deaths, but it is part of the job. Please send me whatever news you have concerning classmates—happy or sad.
1953 Correspondent: Jim Willwerth firstname.lastname@example.org 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 Our annual memorial Mass was held on October 10, 2009, in Trinity Chapel on the Newton
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Campus. Dennis Cronin, who did the first reading, and Jim Willwerth, who presented the second reading, assisted the celebrant, Fr. Larry Drennan. Barbara and Austin Smith presented the gifts, as has been the custom for many years. Eleanor Venezia again served as Eucharistic minister. After Mass, a reception and dinner was held at Barat House with 31 classmates and guests in attendance. Fr. Drennan led the blessing before dinner. Upon arrival from Mass, Gail Darnell from the Alumni Office greeted the group and helped with the nametags. The bar was open, and appetizers were available. One of the waitresses made the rounds (many times) with a platter of large, delicious shrimp. The traditional meal of seafood Newburg, roast beef, and all the fixings was available at the buffet table. Tasty chocolate desserts were placed on every table to complement the coffee that was served. Classmates and guests attending were Kathy and Joe Byrne, Peggy and Tom Vanderslice H’03, Barbara and Austin Smith, Eunice and Paul Twitchell MS’62, Jim Wholly, Mary Lou Maloney, Joan Kelleher, Maureen and Bob McCarthy, Mary and Jim Willwerth, Priscilla and Dennis Cronin, Mary and Bob Willis, Fr. Drennan, Mildred (Iantosca) MS’59 and John Costa, Dick Curran and Judith Golden, Gerry and John McCauley, Eleanor and Sal Venezia, Muriel and Arthur Delaney, and Nancy Duggan. • Gerry McCauley wrote: “John was honored at Portsmouth Abbey School (Portsmouth, RI) on October 17 at a full day of events, including cocktails, dinner, and a program. All our children and grandchildren were there, together with John’s former players, parents, coaches, and the Benedictine monks. The reason for the honor was the creation of the John L. McCauley Scholarship, to be awarded yearly to an outstanding scholar-athlete. Unknown to John, this scholarship began over two and a half years ago, when his former players gathered at their 20th Abbey reunion, and the idea was born to honor him. The JLM Scholarship Fund has grown to over $100,000 in such a short time! We met the first recipient, Ryan Silva, and his parents. I said to John, ‘It’s like an Irish wake for you, only you are standing up to hear all the nice words!’ ”
1954 Correspondent: John Ford email@example.com 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 I am writing this column just a few days after we celebrated our annual memorial Mass, recognizing our deceased classmates. Attending were Tom Lane; Mary Jean and Jim Coughlin; Ray MacPherson; Bill McCarthy JD’60; Bob O’Brien; Pete Vasaturo; Aurora and Jack Leydon; Ed Smith; Ellen (McDonough) JD’57 and Al Good JD’59; Mary and Murray Regan; Kathy and Peter Nobile; Kathie and Tom Skehan with Tom’s sister Pat Siff; Pat and Dick Hughes JD’60; Lori and Lou Totino MBA’65; Lorraine and Tom Cosgrove; Martha (Leonard) MEd’60 and Ed Trask; Linda and Dave Pierre; Clare (Carr) MEd’73 and Frank McLaughlin MA’57; Mary and Jack Curtin JD’57, H’91; Paul McGee; and your correspondent and wife Jane. Several widows of classmates also partic-
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