ipated: Mary McCourt; Pat King with daughter Maura Scully ’88, MA’93; Margaret Miley; Jody Bonarrigo; and Barbara Valente with son David ’01. Expected but not able to attend were Peter Vasaturo’s widow, Margaret (Molloy) ’58; Frank Flannery; Joe Skerry; and Connecticut Tom Lane. Lou Totino did his usual fine job making the Mass and brunch arrangements. As we have done for the past few years, we passed the hat for donations to support Fr. John Wallace’s mission work in Honduras, netting $500, which we will match from the class treasury, thanks to you who pay dues. Fr. John was home for a month recently and had dinner with Phil Grant and Ted Breau. • The next class event will be a BC hockey game on February 21. Peter Nobile and Lou Totino are making the arrangements. We will have a class luncheon in May or early June, with the Wayside Inn as our preferred venue. • I am sad to report that since our last column we have learned of the deaths of Ruth Marie Connors MEd’55, Kevin Lane, Rick McSweeney, John J. O’Connor, Joan Callahan, and Jack Canniff. Jack was a longtime hockey coach at UMass and 1972 ECAC Coach of the Year. • Please send me a note for our next column.
nc 1954 Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 Helen Badenhausen Danforth writes from Ipswich that her home on the Ipswich River provides interesting sightings of birds, boats, and people. She enjoys activities with her family in the area and reports that she has been a church organist and choir director for many years. She also facilitates a weekly church book-study group, leads meditation groups with children and adults, and serves as a trustee of the local library. I asked everyone to include with their news a favorite Newton memory. Helen says one of hers was “walking to the deli in Newton Centre to have English muffins with grape jelly.” She “also loved meeting with the few other music majors in class with Mrs. Balling.” • Maureen Cohalan Curry writes that she keeps busy going to baby showers and christenings and volunteering at two historic houses in Bristol. She also is an active member of the local garden club. Her condo overlooks Bristol Harbor, so she too enjoys watching all the action in the harbor. Maureen sent along one of her favorite Newton memories: “Working in the Tea House. It was so much fun to be able to see friends and also to get to know upperclassmen. It was a great spot.” Maureen and I keep in contact with Helen Ward Sperry Mannix by phone. • I look forward to hearing from more of you for the next issue. Stay happy and healthy in 2010.
Correspondent: Marie Kelleher firstname.lastname@example.org 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 My thanks to all who have sent me their class dues. • On to the column in 400 words or less.
Twenty-six people have registered to attend the first event of our 55th anniversary year. • Dick Carpenter has published Vol. 3 of his series A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, and Vol. 4 is almost complete. • Msgr. Frank Strahan is chair of the Pastors Advisory Committee for the Catholic Appeal. • In May 2009, Bruno Ciani celebrated his 50-year membership in the Massachusetts Dental Society at an awards luncheon held at the Boston Marriott Burlington. In his retirement, he has gone into show business, reviving a bit of vaudeville in his Best of Bruno routine. • Donald Boland has retired and reports he has 12 grandchildren. • Bob Harding reports he won a gold medal in the over-70 tennis doubles at the Senior Olympic games in 2007 with his partner, Sal Parrinello, and his ice-hockey team, the Rusty Blades, won a bronze medal at the Senior games in 2003, 2004, and 2006. • Jane and John Boland presented the All-Guertin award at Bishop Guertin High School last June. They also awarded Stephen Boland Memorial Scholarships to the All-Guertin award winner and to a member of the crosscountry team. • Charlie Costello still volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and is treasurer for the local nonmedical hospice support group. He reports that wife Anne has been president of the local history land workshop for three years. The members have raised over $14,000 by selling the crafts they make. • Mary and David Hopkins recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary, while Barbara and Jim Alvord celebrated their 48th. • Jim Grady is a trustee of the Town of Marion Affordable Housing Trust and was recently elected vice chair of the Bristol Community College Board of Trustees. • The Class of ’55 community of saints continues to grow. Bob Kelleher; Joseph Pavone; Vincent Matteucci’s beloved wife, Florence; Dick Drew’s sister Patricia; and Patricia Schaefer Romelfanger’s husband, Norb, have all recently begun their eternal lives. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are being sent to their families. • Thanks to all who have sent me news. Please keep doing so.
Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone email@example.com 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 This is the time to start planning to attend our 55th reunion on June 4–6, just a few months away. Nadia Wolanyk Deychakiwsky reports that she unfortunately will be unable to attend, but Mary Chisholm Sullivan will be there as usual and may have photos of her 26 grandchildren. We hope many more of you will be at the reunion as well. For those of you who are willing to give me your e-mail address, I could send you pictures from the reunion. It would also be an easy way for you to send me information for the next issue of Boston College Magazine.
1956 Correspondent: Steve Barry firstname.lastname@example.org 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 403 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 www.bc.edu/alumni
As you can see, Marie and I moved in November to Brooksby Village, a retirement community in Peabody. • Bob Halloran sent a postcard from Ephesus, Turkey, where he, his wife, and five other couples went on a tour following a five-day sail along the Turquoise Coast. He says the drivers there are more antic than in Rome. • Betty Ann Casey said that Janet and Jack Leonard, Jim McLaughlin, and Margie Murphy were in attendance at the alumni memorial Mass. Earlier, we mentioned that Jim’s wife, Maire, was ill. She has improved enough to attend a football game. • Carolyn Kenny Foley saw Peter Colleary; Betty Ann Casey; Ernestine Bolduc; Leo Power MA’64, MBA’72; Ed Connors; and Paul Sullivan at the Veterans Day Mass and dedication of the new memorial honoring BC veterans who died in service to their country. St. Ignatius Church was packed. Carolyn counted 17 priests in attendance. • In November, Jack Leonard hosted a signing at BC High for the newly published book on James Michael Curley by Bill Bulger ’58, JD’61. • Look for a class newsletter giving details about a harbor cruise this spring on a boat operated by UMass. After the cruise, we plan to have a luncheon at the Kennedy Library, Commonwealth Museum, or BC High. We’re also considering a Bermuda cruise just before our 55th reunion (really!) next year. The Norwegian Line has cruise ships leaving Boston every Friday afternoon, returning on the following Friday morning, which would get us back in time to register for the weekend events. • Owen Lynch, JD’59, sent a picture of Ed Lynch and daughter Lisa from Boston Common magazine. They were at the annual Ellie Fund event, which raises money for breast cancer victims. • Fr. Tom Naughton has retired after service as an Army chaplain and, later, as an administrator in several Boston area parishes. He is living at St. Mary of the Hills Parish in Milton. • Bishop Francis X. Irwin, MSW’70, retired from his position as auxiliary bishop of the Boston Archdiocese in October. • I am sad to report that Bernard Doiron of Falmouth died in September. John Harney, PHL’60, sent word that Brian Concannon, JD’62, died in November. Art Reilly has leukemia and has been on oxygen. Please pray for them and for all classmates and their families who have suffered illnesses, deaths, or economic problems. • Thanks to all who sent news! Read more in BC’s online community class notes at 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 fall event saw BC start its first season opener with a 21–0 win over Kent State.
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