boston college winter 2015
THE ART OF VIOLENCE What Shakespeare wrought â€ŠBy Michael Blanding
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SAVE THE DATES: MAY 29–31
SERVICE EFFORT The 10th Anniversary of BC’s Day of Service
celebration of its 10th anniversary, Boston College’s Day of Service is getting a makeover! Over the past decade, alumni, parents, and friends have joined together to serve BC and their communities. Each year new regional chapters have joined, with a record-setting 30-plus chapters and more than 500 alumni volunteering last year. And now, the Alumni Association is proud to announce it is expanding both the time and scope of the event. Throughout the months of April and May, Eagles around the world will be “men and women for others” as they participate in BC’s Global Days of Service. The broadened effort will culminate on
From South Carolina to Singapore, chapters all over the globe will be hosting service events.
campus over Reunion Weekend when alumni participate in a “helping-hands meal-packing” event for hungry families in Africa. “The eagerness of our alumni to help those in need is overwhelmingly evident,” says Joy Moore ’81, H’10, associate vice president for alumni relations. “Our 10th anniversary is the perfect time to increase the impact we’re making and to support one of the key pillars of our Alumni Association: service to others.”
▶More details will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, visit www.bc.edu/chapters to find your Alumni Association Chapter.
REUNION WEEKEND If your class year ends in 0 or 5, please pay attention! Reunion Weekend is just around the corner, and you don’t want to miss this unforgettable event. Thousands of Eagles will return to the Heights May 29–31 for three days of fun. Visit www.bc.edu/reunion for all your Reunion needs. 50
CONTENTS CLASS NOTES
p. 65 Maile Flanagan ’87 p. 71 E rik Weihenmayer ’91, H’03 p. 73 Stephanie Valencia ’04
p. 56 Laetare Sunday p. 62 Reunion Weekend
1933 Tom Robinson Jr. ’61 reports that his father, T. Donald Robinson Sr., MA’32, is well and living on his own in his home in Belmont. Don keeps busy with his daily activities around his home. He continues to read books and magazines and likes to update his scrapbooks too, all of which he loves to share with his children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren, who visit often. Don also enjoys dining out occasionally with friends and family. He follows the BC football games and was thrilled to see the Eagles beat USC this past fall. He starts every day with Mass on television but ends his day with his favorite old-time show, Gunsmoke. He keeps up with current events with his daily Boston Globe, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, and other periodicals. Don was looking forward to celebrating his 107th birthday in January with his family and friends.
Boston College Alumni Association firstname.lastname@example.org Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
1944 CAMPAIGN UPDATE
p. 78 Excellence in Teaching
Learn more or register for these and other events at www.bc.edu/forbc.
▶ March 15 Laetare Sunday ▶ April 17 Webinar: Navigating the Tween Years ▶ April 23 Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner ▶ May 14 Webinar: Understanding Today’s Job Market ▶ May 29–31 Reunion Weekend
With great sadness, we report that Gerard Kirby, MBA’68, passed away on October 27, leaving three daughters and three grandchildren. Jerry had served as your correspondent since 2006, and just a few months before his death at age 93, he was still faithfully writing news of his classmates for this column—and touching alumni across the decades: This past June, as the Class of ’44 celebrated its 70th reunion, recent alumnus John Glass ’08 wrote to express how much he enjoyed reading Jerry’s notes in Boston College Magazine, adding, “Even though I graduated from BC in 2008, and you are often tasked with the difficult job of delivering sad news, your notes about your classmates are remarkably personal and eloquent. It’s inspirational to read about alumni who have accomplished so much in their lives, and you do a wonderful job of paying tribute to them.” Retired from a career in advertising, Jerry also kept active as a musician and an artist, playing the recorder and painting in watercolor, and he continued his education through studies at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, where he enjoyed courses ranging from current events to the philosophy of Spinoza. We are very grateful to Jerry for his service to BC. Farewell, Jerry. We will miss you in these pages. And, as Jerry would have said: peace.
Boston College Alumni Association email@example.com Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
1947 Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168
1948 In 1999, Ernest Romano started communicating with Jesse Knight, who was acknowledged
to be the foremost authority on the famous English writer Rafael Sabatini, author of Scaramouche, Captain Blood, and Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition, among many others. (Captain Blood and Scaramouche were made into movies.) Jesse later initiated an international Sabatini discussion group, which Ernie joined. Over a period of years, Ernie developed a passion for Sabatini, collecting books, letters, and other memorabilia. He was surprised and delighted to learn early last year that Ruth Heredia, from India, in her book Romantic Prince: Seeking Sabatini, included him in her list of acknowledgments for sharing some of his collection with her. Ernie’s children kiddingly call him “The Big Cheese”; now they also call him “The Collector.” • Al DeVito attended the class anniversary Mass and luncheon at BC. • Your correspondents need your help for information for our class notes. If you have any news items of interest, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 781-257-5221.
Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley email@example.com 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773
1949 I am writing these class notes tonight sitting at my ol’ reliable computer, to which I have to occasionally give a kick. It’s the first few days of really cold weather, warning us all to check the heating systems. We are envious of Ira Mogul, our official class representative in sunny Naples, FL, where he is master of the Naples theater productions. • I am remembering the memorial Mass in early October, where we extended our charity toward other classes of the ’40s. A concelebrant of the Mass was our stalwart Jesuit brother, Fr. Tom McCarty, STL’61. Several of those attending the Mass were Margaret and Sahag “Skip” Dakesian MS’51, Ernie Ciampa, Carol and Donald McA’nulty, Claire and John McCarthy, Jake Meany, Paula and Peter Rogerson, and Pat and John Waite MA’51—and I’m sure I’ve omitted a few. There were several folks from other classes of the ’40s who took us up on our invitation to join us. Ernie Ciampa brought along his friend Al DeVito from the Class of ’48. We later saw Al when we were fortunate enough to be invited to Ernie’s 90th birthday party—a very nice family celebration at Biagio’s restaurant overlooking the Charles River in Waltham. Also in attendance was Joe Lyons ’51, MBA’65. As we all gathered around, I couldn’t help but think back to the days when we would all be out at Norumbega Park for an evening of dance, music, and fun, with Baron Hugo singing “Oh, to be 80 again…” But on this festive day, we all joined in to sing “For Boston” as a group, and nobody was out of key! • Please keep in touch with me by phone, mail, email, or the new BC Alumni Association class notes submission form on the alumni website: bc.edu/forbc. I look forward to your news as we approach our 66th anniversary year! • Please have a safe and sane New Year and early winter. I hope to hear from you all by Groundhog Day!
Correspondent: John J. Carney firstname.lastname@example.org 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283
1950 65TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and a great winning season for BC football. • I want to pass on the sad news of the death of our classmate Richard Tyrell, whom we lost on May 10 at the age of 89. He was the husband of Genevieve (Doonan) ’52; father of Patrice, Richard Jr. ’81, David, and Jennifer ’85; and proud grandfather of six. At BC, Richard was a hurdler on the track team coached by Jack Ryder, and he served in the Army during World War II. Richard was a professor of English and department chairman at Boston State College for 40 years, and a professor emeritus at Worcester State College for 12 years. A longtime trustee of the Winthrop Public Library, he was also a member of the Clover Club of Boston, the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, and the Cottage Park Yacht Club. • I hope everyone stays healthy and safe through the long, cold winter. For those of you who are snowbirds, I am very jealous. Please pass on any news you have. • As all of you know, this May is our 65th year out of BC. Congrats to all of us! The BC Alumni Association is going to organize some sort of event in May to celebrate our class and reunion. I will keep everyone posted in my notes. • Stay well and God bless.
Correspondent: Bob Chandler email@example.com 43 Pine Hill Road Chelmsford, MA 01824; 978-449-9720
NC 1950–1953 65TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 As I write this, I am a week away from moving out of the house we have lived in for 43 years, with its massive accumulation of “goods” and memories. Thankfully, the latter can go with me. I have been working assiduously to reduce the former, and not knowing the patron saint for movers, Monsie O’Brien Clifton NC’53 has opted to pray to St. Joseph for me. • I have had news from Grace Conley Hiney NC’53 of her very active life. Gracie has lived in Pacific Palisades, CA, for the past 50 years. For 42 years, she worked for the local newspaper, the Palisadian Post, writing a weekly restaurant column and selling advertising. She still writes a monthly restaurant review for the American Legion Post 283 News, which was recently recognized by the National American Press Association with a 2014 Media Award as the best American Legion paper in the U.S. in its category. Gracie is also secretary for the AASH-LA, which is composed mostly of westerners but also a few St. Louis grads and occasionally someone from 91st Street in New York—and Gracie, from Greenwich and Newton. Gracie has two children, and five grandchildren who keep her very busy: Four are in high school, and the fifth is in seventh grade. All are athletes—swimmers, cross-country runners, and baseball players— voracious readers, and good students. Gracie keeps fit, working with a trainer, and since her husband died 12 years ago, she and her sister Carrel have traveled to China and Vietnam, taken Rhine and Danube River cruises, and of course visited their sister Elaine Conley Banahan NC’57 in Ireland. Gracie also spends 52
time on Carrel’s ranch in the mountains south of Tucson, AZ, where, like her children in the past, her grandkids now go to ride, tend cattle, and build fences. “I am one truly blessed Newton alumna,” she writes. • Peace and joy for 2015.
Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 171 Swanton Street, No. 79 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512
1951 Philip Dolan of Amelia Island, FL, writes that he and his wife are “celebrating 63 years of a great marriage and 5 years of going together. How many of you can say that?!” He reports that he is still going strong, like BC, and enjoys playing golf, skeet and trapshooting, and swimming.
Correspondent: James Derba firstname.lastname@example.org Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502
1952 The memorial Mass for the Class of ’52 was held on October 9 in Trinity Chapel on the Newton Campus. Our class president, Joe O’Shaughnessy, extended greetings to all, and Jack Leary served as cantor. Fr. Fred Enman, JD’78, MA’87, MDiv’88, celebrated the Mass, where the names of 25 deceased classmates were also read. At the luncheon following the Mass, I shared a table with Bob Richards JD’55 and Gene Giroux JD’57. Dick Driscoll and Barry Driscoll were at the next table, and I had the opportunity to chat with them. A special note of congratulations is extended to Tom McElroy. Over the past 15 years, Tom has donated 300 pints of blood. What a beautiful gift to needy recipients. • Fred Tarpey sent along a note from Larry Sullivan, MBA’57, of BC baseball fame. Larry says he keeps in touch with Rocky Charlton ’54; Lew Ayres; John Brosnahan ’49, JD’55; and Jim Doherty ’53. • My son, Navy SEAL Patrick, has been promoted to chief petty officer and, just as important, he has been promoted to assistant team leader of his SEAL team. • Once again, I am sending out a plea for news about you and other classmates. Let me know where you are and what is going on in your life. • I hope all of you had a blessed Christmas.
Correspondent: Frank McGee email@example.com 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690
1953 Our Class of ’53 annual memorial Mass was held on November 2 at Gasson Hall on the main campus, celebrated again this year in conjunction with Boston College’s annual alumni memorial Mass. On a day that was overcast, with some snow, classmates and guests met at Cadigan Alumni Center and were transported by bus to Gasson Hall for the morning Mass. The presider was Walter “Skipp” Conlan, SJ, MDiv’76; the cantor was Margaret Felice ’02, MA’12; and Melanie Houlihan ’08, MEd’09, was the pianist. The Eucharistic ministers and the readers were engaged by the University, unlike last year
when our classmates had had some of those assignments. Following the Mass a reception and dinner was held for the 30 classmates and guests in attendance. All you could eat of large, juicy shrimp were served, and an assortment of fancy cheeses and crackers were presented on a nicely decorated table. An open bar was available for all. After the blessing, the traditional meal of seafood Newburg, roast beef, Caesar salad, and all the fixings was available at the buffet table. Maureen and Joe Tower were spotted dining with Maureen and Bob McCarthy, Mary and Jim Willwerth, and Jean and Paul Murray. At another table, Priscilla and Dennis Cronin and Mary and Bob Willis visited with Patricia Carroll Conway and her daughter Sheila. Fred Good, MBA’62, was dining with Jim Wholly and Betty and Bob Sullivan, MEd’60. Arthur Delaney and Nancy Duggan were dining together. Arthur’s wife, Muriel, came down with Lyme disease and had to cancel at the last minute. John McCauley and his wife, Gerry, were also at that table, and I’m sure they were enjoying some of Gerry’s stories. Helen and Jim Queenan, JD’58, were dining with Claire and Ray Kenney, JD’58, and BC Trustee Associate Dick Horan and his wife, Joan, and Salvatore Venezia and his wife, Eleanor. Perhaps Eleanor was sharing with her dinner companions some stories about their recent trip to Sicily for a family wedding. Barbara and Spike Boyle, Joan and John Keating, John Norton, and Barbara and Austin Smith had signed up to come but were not able to do so. After dinner, Gerry McCauley, with very little persuasion, entertained the group with some new stories. She was better than ever. Dick Horan again had a story or two to share with the group, but when a vote was taken, I was told that Gerry won hands down again. • Fr. Larry Drennan’s sister Ann Drennan Forsyth has established a memorial in his honor at the Catholic TV Network. For more information, contact Maria Bain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correspondent: Jim Willwerth email@example.com 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400
1954 Our annual memorial Mass was held on October 12. In attendance were Mary Jean and Jim Coughlin; Clare (Carr) MEd’73 and Frank McLaughlin MA’57; Ed Smith; Tom Warren and Trudy Gately; John Driscoll; Jack McGrath and Terry Di Loretto; Eileen and Newman Flanagan; and Elia Mottola (spouse of our deceased classmate Mary Mottola MS’61), with sons John and Joseph ’86, granddaughter Elena, and Mary’s sister and brother-in-law, Rosalie and Charles Crevo. Also present were Nancy and Tom Murphy; Al Papineau, brother-in-law of classmate Tom Cosgrove; Tom Andrews’s widow, Sue; Gerry McCourt’s widow, Mary; Margaret (Molloy) ’58 and Pete Vasaturo; Joe Skerry; Peter Nobile; Francis Flannery; Mary Curtin, widow of Jack Curtin JD’57, H’91, with son Kevin ’81, MA’87, JD’88; Lori and Lou Totino MBA’65; Charley Pelczarski and Bob Ward’s widow, Carolyn; Jim Flynn MA’55; Billy Maguire; Ed Collins; and Jane and John Ford MSW’61. • Since our last column we have lost several of our classmates, including Dick Curley JD’59, Michael Waldron, John Moreschi, and Eleanor O’Brien McManus. Also, Aurora Leydon, wife
of Jack Leydon, passed away in October. • Recently John Merna’s Facebook page carried this thought: “Spiritual people say that no one is dead as long as there is someone alive to remember them. When there is no one alive to remember them that means they are all together.” John spent over 39 years in the federal service, serving 30 of those years in various parts of the world as a Defense Department senior executive. He has resided in Virginia for many years and claims it to be as nearly as nice as Quincy.
Correspondent: John Ford firstname.lastname@example.org 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615
NC 1954 In an email Mary Magdalen, OSC, told of her convent’s continuing search for land in the Boston area to build a smaller monastery for the sisters. She and another sister visited two downsized monasteries, one in Chesterfield, NJ, and another in Wappinger, NY, to see how that process had been carried out. Out of necessity, all the monasteries on the East Coast are downsizing, hers being the last to make the change. Sr. Mary Magdalen noted: “It is kind of fun to plan a totally new place. All we need is the land.” • Mary Evans Bapst in Geneva, Switzerland, happily reported that she has made a good recovery after surgery last summer. She continues to participate in many activities at her parish. Mary’s plans for Christmas included the yearly extended family party, with some 40 participants. The party was held very early this year to allow for many families’ absences during the holiday season. • Thank you to those who have sent me news throughout 2014. More news items are always welcome.
Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837
1955 60TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 “This is Paul Croke, MBA’62, from Scituate…” Words heard as I listened to WCRB on the radio. It was pledge time, and Paul explained how he had developed an interest in classical music. And Election Day featured another classmate in the media: Joan Sexton Callahan was interviewed on NECN-TV after voting at the Old South Church in Boston. • While making my calls as a volunteer for BC, I got some news in time for our column. Pat Schaefer Romelfanger reported having a lovely visit with Mary Jane Kelly Dempsey. With Christmas approaching as I write, I’m wondering how Lynn Strovink-Daukas can top the presents she gave to her two granddaughters last year. Lynn is very into family genealogy, so she wrote about her early history, including her days at BC, with pictures of the campus. Lynn also gave the girls a replica of her engagement ring but instead of a diamond, there was a different colored stone. Now that she is retired, Lynn has returned to working with stained glass and is learning how to etch glass. • I also had a nice chat with Rosemary Black Riordan while making my calls to classmates. • Fr. Albert Stankard has retired and is now a senior priest in the Boston Archdiocese. He spent many years serving with priests in the Missionary Society of St. James
the Apostle in South America; most recently he was at St. Stephen’s in Framingham. Sadly, his brother Paul died in October. • “I have no other hands but yours.” This was the theme of Fr. Gorman’s address at the capping ceremony for our class at the Connell School of Nursing. Now, Doris Frediani, MS’60, and Barbara Kraus May, who used their hands so often in service to others, have been borne away to be held in the hand of Christ: Doris died on November 12 and Barbara on November 14. Also, John Vozzella informed me that Harold Whittenberger had died on July 10, 2013, and Enrico Catalanotti died on September 19, 2013. Please remember our classmates and their family members in your prayers. • I hope to gather more news as I continue my calling. • You will receive this column as Laetare Sunday approaches, so I hope many of you will be at the Communion breakfast.
Correspondent: Marie Kelleher email@example.com 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669
NC 1955 60TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone firstname.lastname@example.org 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973
1956 At the invitation of Bill Tobin ’57, MBA’70 to the Class of ’56, Marguerite Callahan, Joe DiSalvo, and Nancy Barbera joined the Class of ’57 on a trip to Lake Como in early October. Marguerite writes: “What a good decision that was! Despite some inclement weather, we had a fabulous time. The Grand Hotel Cadenabbia was perfectly located, with great food and friendly staff. Our tour guides were wonderful but best of all were our 41 traveling companions. I wish I had met these people during my undergraduate days but 58 years later, we could still bond, share stories, and have many, many laughs. Thanks, Bill!” • Kathleen Donovan Goudie is living in Athol. An English major at the Lynch School of Education and editor of The Heights while at BC, she was a member of the first class of women to graduate from BC at Chestnut Hill. “Great memories!” she writes.
Correspondent: Steve Barry email@example.com 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626
NC 1956 Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling firstname.lastname@example.org 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163
1957 The class golf tournament at the Atlantic Country Club in Plymouth was held on September 9. Paul Daly did a great job as chair, and as usual Joe McMenimen supported all the organizing and communications of this
fall classic event. Also, absentee Tom Ahearn, MM, has now been voted permanent honorary chairman for these events. Unfortunately, Tom had commitments in Maryknoll, NY. Frank Keohane was also unable to attend, owing to family commitments. Once again Don Fox (long-ball hitter) took first place with the lowest score, playing in a foursome that included Bill Jones—who traveled the farthest for the event, coming from Juno Beach, FL. Bill Cunningham, chairman of prize acquisitions, ensured that everyone, after an enjoyable social hour at the club, left pleased with their BC wine glasses, beer glasses, or coffee cups. Other participants included Jim Connolly, Paul McAdams, David McAvoy, Frank Higgins, Ed Brickley, Jim Devlin, Ed Murphy, Bill Boozang, Bill McQueeney, Joe Mirabile, Joe Burke, Jim Daly, and Bill MacKenzie. • Charles and Patricia (Sgrosso) Genovese enjoyed a spring river cruise in Central Europe. They visited Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands and sailed along the Danube and Rhine rivers. • Jeanne (O’Neill) ’62 and Ralph Morris, CAES’68, of Walpole, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A special blessing by Rev. Kevin Hickey was given at St. Edward Parish in Medfield at the conclusion of the morning Mass. The happy couple—with their children and spouses, plus 18 grandchildren—then went to their daughter’s home in Millis for a grand celebration. Congratulations to you both! • Last October the class sponsored a trip to Lake Como, Italy, and St. Moritz, Switzerland; 16 classmates with friends and relatives—a total of 44 travelers—comprised the group. They all had a great time taking in the beautiful scenery; visiting historic sites such as the 14th-century Gothic Duomo and the opera house Teatro alla Scala; and viewing da Vinci’s 15th-century masterpiece The Last Supper. The group included classmates Ed Brickley, Bill Cunningham, Jim and Paul Daly, Jim Doherty, Dick O’Brien, Bob Hanlon, Bill Jones, Mary Louise Long MS’61, Jack Lyons, Leo Morrissey, and Bill Tobin MBA’70. Another trip is planned in the future. • A class board meeting was held on November 12 at the Cadigan Alumni Center on the Brighton Campus to discuss events for 2015. • The class extends its condolences to the families of John Grainger, of Falmouth, who passed away on July 10; Margaret “Peg” Neville Landry, MA’58, who died on October 7, leaving her husband, Gerry Landry ’56; and Eileen McCauley Perrotta, of Scituate, whom we lost on July 19. Also, a very dear friend of mine for many years, Robert “Bob” Tiernan, passed to eternal life on September 14 at his Stoneham residence surrounded by Lorette and his children. A Double Eagle (BC High ’53), Bob was a true gentleman, a great scholar, and just a gifted human being across the board in life. Bob and Lorette were among the greatest supporters of our class and faithfully attended our gatherings, rain or shine! Please keep Bob, Lorette, and their family in your daily prayers. • I also ask for your continued thoughts and prayers for Bill Donlan MA’60, Dotty and George Hennessy, Kathy and Paul O’Leary, and Jim and Betty (Scanlon) Turley. • Please remit your dues in the amount of $25, if you haven’t done so, to Bill Tobin, 181 Central Street, Holliston, MA 01746.
Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch email@example.com 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670
NC 1957 In October a few local Newton ’57 “girls” met in Chestnut Hill for a long-awaited catchup lunch. Nancy Bowdring, Lucille Saccone Giovino, Carol McCurdy Regenauer, Diane Russell McDonough, and I spent two hours sharing news. We had a patient waiter, who let us linger—and even took our picture (sent to those with email). Of course, we told him the story of how we came to be together with more details than he might have cared to hear! One major lunch topic was the upcoming AASH meeting in Boston, April 9–12, at the Westin Copley (Nancy and Lucille are on the committee). We brainstormed about how to attract classmates to join in. The meetings are always inspiring and educational; if beds are needed I am sure we could arrange. Other topics of course included “downsizing.” Diane loves her new condo close by their longtime home in Needham, and Carol loves her move to the Cape; others of us still wonder how to get out from under all the stuff! • Ellie Pope Clem also asked for advice on this topic. Ellie attended a grandson’s wedding in Ohio (wow, now we are hitting that milestone) and visited her brother, George Pope, CSC, in South Bend. • Tim Smith (Connie Hanley Smith’s widower) sold their Waccabuc, NY, home of 40 years and is settling into a community in Southport, CT. We will await Tim’s report, as he stays in close touch! • Vin and Vinnie Murray Burns spent the summer in beloved Wayne, ME, where Vinnie relayed a funny turn of events: After a delightful kayak ride she and a friend of the same age couldn’t get out of their low seats and were finally rescued by two young men! Impressive she is still kayaking! • Chris and Liz Doyle Eckl visited three college grandsons in Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. “All very different kids in very different schools,” she notes. On other visits they try to keep up with extended family and friends. • I just bumped into Paul Grady ’57, who asked about Newton friends he knew when he dated Marion Sullivan Lucy back in the fifties! He remembered you all by name, and it sounds like he spent much time on campus. (I met him at a mutual friend’s funeral—where much of our socializing happens these days!) • So you quiet ones and midwestern classmates, please send news for the next column. As you might notice, I am getting repetitive here (and elsewhere) and need upbeat stories!
Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre firstname.lastname@example.org
1958 We begin with many thanks to Dave Rafferty, who has kept us connected with one another and abreast of class news with his fine columns during his many years of service as class correspondent. Dave is a hard act to follow, but I, Joan Downing Lachance, with help from Bea Capraro Busa, will do my best—and thank you for helping out; we look forward to hearing from you. • Thanks to Nancy and Sheldon Daly, we were able to offer a day at Alumni Stadium to take in the Maine game. A group of us met in the Shea Room for a bite to eat before the game. The nurses—Barbara Cuneo O’Connell, with husband John ’55; Eileen Teahan Quigley, with husband Dave; Carol Brady Vigliano; and Pat Brine O’Riordan—as well as Marilyn and 54
Leo McCarthy, Bill Ryan, and Roland and I all enjoyed a great time. • I met Mary Bryson and Maggie Molloy Vasaturo for brunch; they send a big “hello” to all. • Marian Bernardini DeLollis hosted a season closing, and Virginia DeGenova, Tony ’71 and Joyce (Ryder) Rizzuto, and Roland and I were there to wish her well on her new venture in California. • I ran into Betty and Michael Grady a while back, and they both looked great. We heard that Vic ’57 and Annette Collins Popeo would be arriving in Florida a little later than was planned, owing to Vic’s health, but all is now well with them. • I also heard from Frank O’Neill. After he finishes with Fleet Week, he will update us on what’s going on out in San Francisco. • Again, please send us your email address, as that will be our way of informing you of all class information, or let us know if you would like the information to be sent by mail. And please don’t forget to send your dues to Jack McDevitt, 28 Cedar Road, Medford, MA 02155. • Let us know what you are doing! Please write or call Joan Downing Lachance at joanchnc@ comcast.net or 781-646-7029, or Bea Capraro Busa at email@example.com or 239-514-7526. • Remember Dave Rafferty and all our classmates in your prayers.
Correspondent: Joan Downing Lachance firstname.lastname@example.org 62 Nicod Street Arlington, MA 02476; 781-646-7029
NC 1958 Jo Kirk Cleary and classmates, “Les Girls” as they call themselves, often meet for lunch. Rosemary Stuart Dwyer, M.J. Egan English MEd’59, and Sue Fay Ryan met in Milton in October. Sue now lives in Florida. Rosemary, dedicated chair of the national AASH conference, shared plans for this event to be held in Boston, April 9–12, marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the alumnae association of the Sacred Heart. • Gail McDonough Sullivan met with the group at the Wellesley College Club in October before returning home to Riderwood, in Silver Spring, MD, after a summer in Scituate. • Sheila Hurley Canty, who keeps the schedule for these occasions, relayed news of her choral competitions. Sheila and her group sang beautifully at our 50th reunion dinner at Barat House. • In August, Nancy Brickley Toal visited her son and his family in Westport and met with Jo Kirk Cleary in Hyannis Port. They had a nice day reminiscing about their years at Newton. • Shelley Carroll Opiela volunteers as a lector and Eucharistic minister at church and to shut-ins, and she knits chemo caps for local cancer services. Shelley has 12 grandchildren: One just finished graduate school, 4 are in college, and the rest are in elementary and high school. • All is well with the Schorr family in New Jersey. I stay in touch with the Sacred Heart by substituting regularly at Stuart and serving on the board of Princeton Academy. I am also involved with an inner-city charter high school, STEMCivics, in Trenton. It is in its first year and is located in the former St. Mary’s Greek Catholic Elementary School. • Thanks to all who contributed to this column. Please keep the cards and letters coming. I look forward to hearing from you and passing on your news.
Correspondent: Patty Peck Schorr email@example.com
1959 Athletics Director Brad Bates invited exBC-athletes to attend the Clemson game in October. Before the game we enjoyed seeing the basketball team practice under the watchful eye of new coach Jim Christian, and then Peter Derba, his son Peter III ’91, and I (Bob Latkany) attended the game together. We missed teammates George Giersch, Jack Magee—BC’s ACC Legends of the Year rep at the ACC tourney—Jack McAuliffe ’60, and Jack Harrington ’58, who all had prior plans. Fellow Pioneer team member Paul “Ted” Lyons ’58; 1957 team captain Paul McAdams ’57 and his wife, Gayle; and BC Hall of Famer Johnny Silk ’53 were also there. The four of us had the opportunity to talk with Coach Christian and wished him luck for the season. I also visited with my Westchester neighbor, Hall of Famer Bob Hyland ’67 of Super Bowl II fame under legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Bob was being honored with the 1964 football team for their 50th anniversary. Bob and I were with Northwestern Mutual Life for many years until he left a few years ago. Ron Barsa ’56 was the person who influenced my decision to attend BC over the University of Portland (the Notre Dame of the West Coast) when I was recruited out of Brooklyn Prep. I thank him for that. Ron was a bachelor until he married Lorraine in 1999. He is still an avid tennis player. He has been a Wall Streeter since graduating from BC. • Jim Marrinan, MSW’61, of Rockville, MD, is chairman of the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic. He has a new granddaughter, Margot Cumisky, who joins her big brother, George, in London. Their mom is Jane Marrinan Cumisky ’97. • Also from Bob Latkany: A year ago Matt Roberts joined our firm, Shoff Darby. Small world: On December 12, 2014, Matt married BC alumna Bryce McManus ’04, and her sister Kate McManus ’02 was her maid of honor. Bryce and Kate both went on to the University of Bridgeport, where Bryce graduated as a doctor of chiropractic medicine, and Kate as a doctor of chiropractic medicine and acupuncture. Congrats to the newlyweds! • George Holland caught up with Raymond Francis Friesecke, of Coral Gables, FL. Raymond is president of Beyond Health International and health advisor to the royal family of Qatar. He is also the author of many books on health issues. • James Magennis, of Mashpee, writes that he has taken many trips to Honduras on behalf of Rotary International to work on issues involving medical school and hospital construction, water purification, and education. • Pierre Henry, of Natick, has been an avid alpine skier for 40 years. In August he traveled to Portillo, Chile, with his daughter and granddaughter. He highly recommends the trip!
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NC 1959 Glenna LaSalle Keene is the proud grandmother of Michael Tellini, who is a member of the coed sailing team at Stuart
Hall and Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco; Mark Tellini, JD’91, husband of Glenna’s daughter Michelle, is board chair of the Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco; there are five Sacred Heart schools in that city. All four of the Tellini children attend Sacred Heart Schools, and Michelle is involved with school activities. • Stephanie Landry Barineau reports that husband Bill continues to make a good recovery from his stroke, and she is back to volunteering. Their plans were to avoid the cold weather, with visits to Captiva in Florida and a big family gathering—22-plus—in Texas at Christmastime. • A highlight of David and Dottie Bohen Graham’s trip to Tuscany and Umbria last fall was attending a public audience with Pope Francis. • Sue Macksoud Wooten, Marie Doelger O’Brien, and Joan Haggarty Eggers were planning a winter escape to Mexico. Joan and her husband, Jim, met up with Karen Mullin Winter in Minneapolis when they were visiting their twin grandchildren who are freshmen at the University of Minnesota. • Jane Gillespie Steinthal reports that she is in good health after a difficult year or two. Her four grandchildren are all in college: One is a freshman at George Washington; another is a senior at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and the other two are at Wake Forest and Southern Methodist. • And there is news from the Naples, FL, contingent: Sandy Sestito Pistocchi writes that Dean Maloney Schnetzer spent a month visiting and helping out after Sandy’s husband, Al, had a hip replacement. Bonnie Walsh Stoloski is back in Naples after attending the conference of the Association Mondiale des Anciennes et Anciens du Sacré-Coeur in Scottsdale, AZ—“an amazing gathering of Sacred Heart alums from all over the world,” she writes. In Naples, Bonnie caught up with Janet Chartier O’Hanley and Sandy and was looking forward to the return of Karen Mullin Winter and Jack and Helen (Craig) Lynch—Jack teaches at Ave Maria School of Law. • Dan and Joanne (O’Connor) Hynek and Bob and Pat (Sweeney) Sheehy celebrated their 55th wedding anniversaries on the same day. Pat writes that she has managed to get together with many classmates and their spouses: Larry and Joan (Coniglio) O’Donnell, Bob and Mary Pat (Curran) Naud, Nancy Maslen Burkholder, and David and KC (Conway) Morrish—not all at the same time. • Patty O’Neill’s birding trips took her to Indonesia last fall; she has plans to visit Japan and Ghana in 2015. • Many classmates send thanks for all their blessings and prayers for the class and peace in the world.
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Finally, don’t forget that we still have our major Reunion Weekend activities to look forward to, May 29–31. • One business note: Vin Failla reminds me that he is still happily accepting class dues, needed to support our reunion events. Please send checks to him at 60 Pigeon Lane, Waltham, MA 02452. (Earlybird rate is still $50.) • Retired (after 24 years of service) Navy Commander Charlie Hayes, of Arlington, has settled into the golf and travel lifestyle. He proudly tells us that his son, Kevin, has been promoted to rear admiral, USN. Anyone else out there who has a son or daughter among the flag or general officer ranks? • Gregg Voci reports that he married James Moore and is living in Apopka, FL. • Brian Counihan checked in from Stratford, Ont., where he has just moved after 40 years in Montreal. He has spent the last 10 years with the Stratford Shakespearean Festival of Canada. • John Thompson, of Braintree, is still volunteering his time and talents and has now taken on the presidency of not one but two organizations: the Massachusetts/ Maine Department of the Reserve Officers Association and Chapter 4042 of AARP. • Cornelius and Kathleen (Treanor) Lewis are still enjoying life in Fort Myers, FL, after 53 years of marriage. • By far the best recent travel story comes from Edie Cackowski Witherell. Along with a small group of friends, she and Gerri Amore Karle spent a relaxing week in Provence, visiting “perched” hillside villages and enjoying the food of southern France. Stops at a couple of Parisian museums and cafés concluded a fantastic trip. • Paul Cunningham and his wife have abandoned Vermont’s bucolic life and settled at White Cliffs in Plymouth. They are looking to find some new golfing buddies on the South Shore. • Sadly I must report the passing of Dan Crimmins, of Shrewsbury, this past October. The popular “Deacon Dan” served 14 years at St. Michael’s Parish in Hudson. He was a Vietnam War veteran, a past Grand Knight (Knights of Columbus), and a Double Eagle. I have also learned of the death of Susan Rizzo D’Angelo, of Stoneham, in November. Susan was both an educator and a volunteer at several levels in the Medford and Stoneham school systems. Our condolences go out to the families of Dan and Susan. • I look forward to seeing you all, if not in Florida, then at least on campus in May. Sláinte!
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NC 1960 55TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015
1960 55TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Hard to believe it’s been 55 years, but our reunion year is in full swing. The next event is our Florida St. Patrick’s bash, March 12–18. The highlight should be the Friday-night parade, where we will probably be joined by revelers from several other BC classes. Lastminute sign-ups are more than welcome. A huge thank-you goes to classmate Fred O’Neill, the main architect of our sunny Florida events.
Carole Ward McNamara, Pat McCarthy Dorsey, Berenice Hackett Davis, and I had a wonderful experience at BC’s First Year Convocation in September. We four marched behind the 50-year reunion class; we were the only representatives from the BC/Newton College Class of ’60. Behind us came other alumni, parents, and friends. The band played and the cheerleaders cheered around the bonfire, and there were banners and streamers galore. Then came the several thousand freshmen, every girl in a dress, every boy in coat and tie, marching behind banners with dormitory names, including the
two Duchesnes. We marched down thousands of steps to Conte Forum, where the director of the First Year Experience program and Fr. Leahy officially welcomed the freshman class and acknowledged the reunion alums. Author Dave Eggers gave an interesting talk on The Circle, a work of fiction concerning privacy, technology, and friendship. It was thrilling for the four of us—friends of 60-plus-or-minus years—to be with this select group at the start of their great adventure. Earlier in the day we had visited Loretta Maguire in a Cambridge hospital. We’re happy to report that she was able to go home in October. • Our reunion plans are in full swing. Carole, Pat, Berenice, and I attended the planning meeting in September, with Pat Winkler Browne on the conference call. • Carole, Pat, Berenice, Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly, Julie O’Neill, and Blanche Hunnewell attended the 55th reunion Mass in the chapel on Newton Campus, where the names of our classmates who had died since the 50th reunion were read aloud. Berenice was a Eucharistic minister, and Carole and Pat brought up the gifts. A luncheon in Stuart House followed. There will be numerous 55th reunion festivities in Naples during the week of St. Patrick’s Day, organized by BC, and we are all invited to participate. • Blanche Hunnewell attended the AMASC, the global meeting of the AASH, in November in Scottsdale, AZ. She volunteered as a FrenchEnglish translator. • Our class snowbirds are flocking to southwest Florida and planning for the symphony season and other outings. Also, there will be a Sacred Heart luncheon on the last Saturday of February in Naples and a Newton luncheon in March. All are welcome. • Please plan to come to our 55th reunion!
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1961 Warren Lewis, of Riverside, RI, received his BS in accounting. He writes: “My studies at BC certainly influenced my career path. I conducted my own CPA practice for many years. My wife, Barbara, and I have been married for 54 years. We have been blessed with 9 children and 10 grandchildren.” • After BC, Mike Martin joined the army and was stationed in Germany—where his travels have taken him several times since. He worked for General Telephone & Electronics for 30 years, retiring as the director of finance. Now he enjoys part-time work in a jewelry store. Mike also serves as a Eucharistic minister in St. Mary’s Parish in Walpole. He and wife Helga have been married for 49 years and have two boys. • Joe Lifrieri came from the Air Force to BC, where he majored in accounting and went on to a career in that field, retiring as an executive VP from Serta. He has been married for 54 years and has three children. He lives in Spring Hill, FL. • John Palmer, also an accounting major, went to work for the IRS directly after graduation while also attending Suffolk Law School. He worked at Arthur Andersen for a few years, earned a master’s in law from BU, and then was employed for 25 years by New England Electric as the tax director. John married in June 1961 and has 5 children and 11 grandchildren. • After BC, George McHugh taught on the North Shore and coached at Peabody High School. He 55
moved to California, where he taught remedial reading with Job Corps, at a juvenile detention center, and with a program for rejected and abandoned children. He also managed a retreat house and spent a number of years working for the Oakland Diocese. Most recently, he has been an independent contractor working in public policy. He has six children and seven grandchildren. • After Bobby Perreault graduated from the Carroll School, he taught business at Cumberland (RI) High School. He earned his master’s in counseling from Rhode Island College and for the next 35 years was a guidance counselor at Seekonk High School. Bobby and Kathy, his wife of 54 years, enjoy traveling; they have visited all our national parks, taken many trips to Europe, and recently returned from Alaska. In retirement, Bobby remains a loyal BC football fan, with season tickets to all the games. His daughter Susan ’85 and granddaughter Molly McCutcheon ’11 are both BC alumnae. • Paul Powers, MBA’72, served in the Army at Ft. Benning, GA, after graduating from the BC ROTC program. He later went into GE’s business training program and also earned an MBA from BC, going nights. He worked briefly for a corporation in Australia and then for Royal Business Forms before joining Digital Engineering, where he managed the finance development program for 18 years. He retired to the west coast of Florida, and then taught at Florida Gulf Cost University for four years. He is active in his parish as a member of the pastoral communion services ministry and is part of the Emmaus Community team and the jail ministry. Paul and his wife of 52 years have two children and a grandson. Most of his traveling—to Canada, Rio, London, and France—was for business purposes. • After earning his BA in economics, Robert Rooney joined the Army and was stationed in Aberdeen, MD, working in ordinance. He and Sally Manning ’62, his wife of 52 years, had three sons and adopted two more children. Robert began his career with the Foxboro Company and, after earning his master’s from UMass Lowell, taught math in Acton. He later worked in several semiconductor businesses and ended his career at Wang, working with computer chips as a sales manager. Since retiring in 2005, he spends time as a land trust volunteer and a home visitor for Catholic Charities. The Rooneys live in Kennebunk, ME.
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1962 The following story from Chris Lee is so appropriate on this 2014 Veterans Day, as I write. Chris reports that he recently completed a yearlong project, researching and writing a brief biography of an ancestor and namesake who received the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry at the battle of the Argonne Forest during the closing days of World War I, and for whom a park at the corner of 56
M and First Streets in South Boston is dedicated. Major Christopher F. Lee died of his wounds on January 4, 1920. Just to compare notes, Chris asks that if there is anyone who might have similar records or anecdotal information about a forebear who shared his granduncle’s experiences serving with the Yankee Division during World War I to contact him at email@example.com. Over 25,000 New Englanders spent upwards of 18 months with the division in France during that conflict. Major Lee’s military service began in 1900 when he joined the “Old” 9th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. • Mary Lou and Dick Dewar, who live in Aiken, SC, celebrated their 50th anniversary last year with children coming from California, Maryland, and Arizona. Congratulations, Dick and Mary Lou. • Our class had our third monthly luncheon of the fall season at the BC Club in November. Attending the get-together were John Hackett, Bill Lundregan JD’67, Jack Mackinnon, Paul McNamara JD’65, Jim O’Connor, Ron Reilly, Larry Sanford, and Frank Faggiano. Paul McNamara was named a 2014 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. He is a partner with Looney & Grossman, where he specializes in estate planning and administration. • Congratulations to Michael and Martha Marcelonis Distasio, who celebrated their 50th anniversary. • Lorraine Toohill Childs and her husband live in Bronxville, NY, and spend five months of the year at Candlewood Lake in Brookfield, CT. They are the proud grandparents of nine wonderful children. They often see their two sons who live in Darien, CT, and get together at least five times a year with their youngest son and his family, who live in Hingham. Apart from children, golf is a favorite pastime. • Our condolences to Bill Lundregan and his family on the loss of his wife, Jane (Tobin), LLB’67; to the Hogan family on the loss of Joseph C. Hogan Jr., MS’67, PhD’69, of Belmont; and to the Fournier family, of North Attleboro, on the loss of Sr. Pauline Fournier. • Wishing you and your families good health and happiness and remember, we would love to hear from you.
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NC 1962 What binds us together is connecting with former classmates. Remember to stay in touch with me with news that’s “fit to print”! • Somehow one of the pictures I sent before our reunion (in May 2012) from the old “885” recently popped up in Bobbi Schroetter Speck’s in-box. She then wrote saying how it brought back happy memories of our times at Newton. “Did you know that Rosemary O’Connell thought up the ‘SWC’ song? I remember her telling me the idea in my dorm room.” What a talent she had, and I bet many of us still remember the words. I doubt, however, that Pat Beck Klebba, Sue Lenz Whitman, and I could dance that routine today. Bobbi continued: “I love the photo of Mother White—she was so exuberant and engaging when she taught medieval English literature, and that’s what inspired me to study it at the postgraduate level.” I’ll send anyone those pictures again if you’re interested. • Ann Tomosello O’Hearn reports that Mike
and Susan Mulvanity Donlan celebrated their 50th anniversary at their home on the Cape. Ann writes: “It was lovely with all their children and grandchildren. A large Bachrach poster of Susan and Mike on their wedding day greeted us. They looked like movie stars! John and Mary Gallagher Staunton were also there. Mary is just as effervescent as ever. I saw Ellen Markey Thurmond recently. We talked about lunch.” We actually had that lunch, but they brought it to me as I was recuperating from a bad fall. We could have talked until dinner, as we never ran out of news. • VV Martin got flooded out of her condo last summer but hopes to be back this year. She always seems to land on her feet and actually likes the condo community where she is temporarily living. She is still involved with Zonta, a global organization of executives and professionals working through service and advocacy to advance the status of women. VV’s love of piano continues to brighten the lives of others. She plays the piano and sings at nursing homes and also directs senior center choruses. • Peggy Brennan Hassett, who has been dealing with some serious health issues, made a quick trip to Boston for lunch with some classmates. Ellen Markey Thurmond, Betty Eigo Golden, Judy Mountain Morton, and I joined Peggy, Lois Birmingham Wrightson MTS’97, and Toni Walsh Curry from Newton Country Day for a great visit with lots of laughs. Peggy has agreed to host an AASH party in Palm Beach in March. Before lunch was over, Toni, who is co-chairing the national AASH conference in Boston in April with Rosemary Stuart Dwyer NC’58, had signed everyone up for a job at the conference. It should be a great event and a wonderful way to connect with Sacred Heart alumnae from around the country. • Joanne Meehan Berghold was holding book signings around Montana in November and December for her latest photography book, Without Compass (JB Photography, 2014). Joanne writes that it is a collection of her life’s work as she has traveled “Montana’s dirt roads in my truck for 25 years with my camera and dog, without a plan or a clock, capturing images.” This is Joanne’s third collection of Montana scenes. • Judy Bertsch Ritter is also from Montana, where she keeps busy with her dogs, gardening, and teaching
CCD. Keep her twin sister, Joanna Bertsch Yaukey, in your prayers as she battles cancer in the same feisty, spirited way that she has led her life. • Have a happy, healthy new year.
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1963 I heard from Mike Neri, about his roommates’ experience in 1963 between the end of class and graduation, when they went to Gil Indeglia’s summer house in Matunuck, RI, for a few days of sun, clamming, and roustabouting. On one of the nights, they went to the Rathskeller in Charlestown to experience its food and sauna. The fact that they were under the weather and badly sunburned did not prevent them from enjoying the sauna. Well…in October 2014, Mike, Gill, Tony Barnello, and Doug Ehlinger met up in Rhode Island with John Levis and went to the Rathskeller for lunch with their wives. Mike reports that the place has been beautifully remodeled, and the food was very delicious. The sauna, however, is long gone. Mike, Gil, Tony, and Doug were roommates their senior year off campus in Brighton, so they considered this a roommates’ reunion, but included John because of their close friendship with him. Tony and Mike have been close over the years, while Gil and Doug had not seen each other for almost 50 years. A lot of fun getting everyone together! Tony came in from Rockville, MD, and Doug from Syracuse, NY. Gil and Mike are still Rhode Islanders. Tony wanted classmates to know how great it was to be able to get back together after all these years and to reminisce about BC and some of the other experiences they shared together. • I received a note from Roger Breen, who lives in Atlantic Beach, FL. He reports that he started his 51st year in the classroom, now teaching algebra at Florida State College in Jacksonville. He was planning to meet with classmates at the FSU game. • I’m sad to report the death of Donald Pirozzi, of Hilton Head Island, SC, on July 30, 2014. He was a practicing physician in Atlanta and Hilton Head. • I heard from our co-class poet laureate, Bill Costley, who writes that his favorite free library project has been detailed in an essay about him, “Bill Free Library,” in Marshall Brooks’s Paperback Island (2013). • Bill Haley reports that in August he enjoyed a 1960–1965 University Chorale reunion, organized by Mike Neri and Tim Sullivan, JD’66, in Lyons Hall. Sixteen senior voices poured forth some sweet sounds. Tenor Joe Hosie traveled all the way from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Bill is very proud of his three granddaughters: Haley, an honor-roll sophomore at Clemson; Tori, a senior playing ice hockey at Spalding High School in Maryland; and Charlotte, a third-grade iPad whiz in Biloxi. Bill and Bob Melanson, MBA’71, continue to disprove on a weekly basis that golf is a fun game. Bill says he is retired, “sorta,” but working with a few companies as a consultant on training issues. • It’s hard to believe, but most of us celebrated 55 years out of high school last year. We just celebrated our 55th reunion with a Mass and luncheon at BC High. Among those attending were Paul Hardiman, Jim Autio, Frank Carney, Richie Gould, Jim Norton, Brian Sullivan MA’65, Bob Arbing, Bob Parks JD’66,
Paul McDevitt, Dave Kelley, Len Merchant, Tom Quirk, Ed Rae, Rev. Jim Benson, Russ Dever, Tom Gosnell, Mike Lydon MBA’70, Matt McDonnell JD’66, and George Doherty ’62, JD’66. • Class President Tom McCabe informed classmates that our next class event will be held in Naples, FL, on Friday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Beer Garden. Our class started this event, and now it has been adopted by the Classes of ’64 and ’65—the Class of ’65 will be celebrating their 50th reunion. And this year we will also be joined by the Class of 1960 as they celebrate their 55th in warm, sunny Naples. On Saturday, March 14, gather at 10 a.m. behind St. Ann’s Church to get ready to march (stroll) in the world-famous Naples St. Patrick’s Day parade, followed by a BC luncheon on Fifth Avenue— restaurant to be determined. The Class of 1960 is arranging for us to have specially designed green-and-gold BC T-shirts for the parade at a cost of $10 each. They will be available at the Friday party and at the parade. If you know now which of these events you will attend and your shirt size, please let Tom know.
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NC 1963 It’s winter in New England, and many of our classmates are fluffing up their snowbird wings and getting ready to go south. I hope that the usual suspects—Marie Craigin Wilson and Patty Lyster Vitty—forward their news and share the fun. Last year there was a luncheon in Naples for Newton graduates; maybe history will repeat itself. • Many of you remember Penny Brennan Conaway’s brother Larry. Sadly, Larry died in mid-November. Our condolences to Penny and all the Brennans. • In the fall, Maureen Meehan Sennot O’Leary was in Rome for an FADICA meeting. She actually shook hands with Pope Francis during a general audience. She said it was extremely moving. (Don’t you wish you were there?) • Your correspondent and husband Tom McCarty are slogging through 51 years of stuff with the idea of eventually downsizing: It helps to have no sentimental attachment to things at all. • That’s all, folks! Let me know what you’ve been doing.
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1964 Six classmates spent the night at their former dorm, 1750 Beacon Street, now a B&B. Alice Buckley Brennan, Sally McGee Pollenz, Mary Lou Tepper Deehan, Carol Capone Frechette, Margaret “Mortsy” Malahan Borger, and Joan Rapp all enjoyed the night, including dinner and a visit to the former “Tam.” (There is no report on whether they got carded; however when I checked Yelp, the Tam was listed as a “dive bar.”) • Larry Campbell, MEd’67, retired in 2009 but continues to be involved internationally with work on securing basic human rights for persons with disabilities. Currently, he
manages a six-country initiative in Southeast Asia that is working to create inclusive university environments for students with disabilities. He also serves on the executive committee of a new graduate program in disability policy at American University. • Steve Duffy is now working for the Las Vegas–Clark County Library District, serving as transition advisor to English language learners who’ve reached the intermediate level and may need help in pursuing (better) jobs, a GED or higher education, and other community services. • George Fitzsimmons lives in St. Louis, where he works as a civil case mediator and labor arbitrator. His oldest son, Rev. George, was ordained a Catholic priest in the Boston Archdiocese in May 2014 and is now the associate pastor at St. Patrick in Watertown. • John Whelan recently moved from Houston to Westwood, where daughter Caitlin, MA’00, teaches high school English. • Mary and Bob Smith joined Mary Lu and Dick DiMase, MEd’66, on a cruise down the Rhine in June. • After spending the summer in Boston, Jim Spillane, SJ, MA’68, MDiv’76, is now back teaching at the Jesuit University in Mwanza, Tanzania. • John Kelly of Cheshire, CT, recently retired as chief of oral and maxillofacial surgery and residency program director at the Hospital of St. Raphael. • As assistant rector of the Jesuit community at BC, Mike Ford, SJ, MDiv’75, supervised their move back to the beautifully refurbished St. Mary’s hall in December. Check out the stonework, which glitters in its original beauty. • Rev. Paul Murdock, MA’69, MDiv’74, passed away on November 1. A diocesan priest, he served the Hispanic community in Windham, CT, for many years. Loretta Beakey, wife of Jim Beakey, passed away on July 14. She had been hospitalized or in a nursing facility for over a year prior, which is why Jim was unable to attend our 50th reunion.
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NC 1964 Sue Bellanca Walsh asked that I share with you a very personal story about her 12-year-old grandson, Michael, who has severe autism. She said that before he was formally diagnosed at 22 months, she reached out to Deanna Zugger Luscre, who is an autism expert, to help her with the difficulty of trying to persuade her son and daughter-in-law to have Michael tested. Sue said that Deanna was “helpful beyond measure,” assuring her that it would do no harm to have him tested, a phrase Sue kept repeating to her son. In the years since, Sue reports that “my Newton friends—Kathy Wilson Conroy, Rosemarie Van Eyck Winslow, Morna Ford Sheehy, and Regina McDonnell Hayes—have listened to my pain and fear in a loving and supportive way that has gotten me through some really tough times. I may be on the West Coast, but emails and texts from my East Coast friends have provided tremendous consolation for me.” This resonated with me on a personal level, as my daughter, Alexis, is a psychologist working with autistic children at the Bradley School in Providence, RI. • Some more reunion feedback arrived in an email of June 5 from Mary Lou Bolan Davis, a classmate for our first two years, who was thinking about Newton as her son, John, just turned 50. Or, as 57
she puts it: “He arrived as you guys received degrees.” Yup, that would be June 5. Mary Lou says: “It took me another 19 years to get a degree, 1983.” She lives in Short Hills and Sea Girt, NJ, and her children, Beth and John, and seven grandchildren all live nearby. She wonders what became of Sue Duffy, Cathy McNamara, Cathy Urban Morris-Eck, and Gail McKinley Donovan. So do we. Contact Mary Lou at email@example.com. • In September Kathy Wilson Conroy and Morna Ford Sheehy hosted a post-reunion reunion at Kathy’s that included Susan Callander Lifton, Carol Sorace Whalen, Ann Marie DeNisco L’Abbate, Joan Nicolaysen Taubner, Carol Sinnott Ulmer, and Judy Parker Meyer. Did you notice that I wasn’t there? I had recently had surgery on my lip, couldn’t really eat or speak properly. No way could I go to a “laughin” equivalent and be mute! As for eating: I texted my daughter one night to say that I was having a leisurely dinner, one macaroni noodle at a time. Alexis, in true Weinlandt fashion, replied: “They do say that eating slowly is good for the metabolism.”
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1965 50TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 It is unbelievable that we are celebrating our 50th reunion from Boston College! I hope that all classmates will make an effort to attend our celebrations on Reunion Weekend, May 29–31. • Larry Laureno emails from East Granby, CT, that he thinks the BC–USC football game showed the most BC crowd spirit of any game he has attended. Larry has retired after 50 years in the building materials supply industry in Connecticut. Last year, the Lumber Dealers Association of Connecticut voted Larry the LDAC Lumber Person of the Year. • In August David Linnehan, Bob Mallon, and Bill Kelly represented BC’65 in a reunion of the University Chorale from the early ’60s classes. Bill’s wife, Anne Matthews Kelly ’66, was a member of the first chorale of women, and she sang a soprano solo at this event. Ron Nief had planned to be there but was unable to attend. The Kellys saw Ron in Beloit, WI, in October. They also saw their grandson Nick run in the invitational cross-country meet for the University of Chicago. • Ron Nief and coauthor Tom McBride have published a new Mindset List, The Mindset List of the Obscure: 74 Famously Forgotten Icons from A to Z (Sourcebooks, 2014). He sent me a copy; it is a very interesting, fun read. • Diane and Tom Whelan welcomed their first grandchild, William Matthew Kelley, on July 24. William’s mom, Kimberly Whelan Kelley, MEd’08, is a first-grade teacher in Wilmington, and his father, Patrick, is the assistant principal at Holliston High School. • Wally, MA’67, and Mary (McNamara) Coyle were guests of honor at a surprise party celebrating their 45 years of marriage. They are proud grandparents of eight grandchildren. Mary has retired from her position on the planning board of the Town of Norwell, and Wally recently retired from adjunct teaching at the Carroll Graduate School of Management. The Coyles live in Brant Rock, MA. • Sarah Ann and Jim Mahoney and my 58
husband, Neal Harte, and I spent 16 days in China in late October. It was a fabulous trip.
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NC 1965 50TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Joan Wienk Gallagher spent two weeks in Melbourne, Australia, with son Mike, who had just moved into a new home. In November Joan was off to Maryland for a week’s visit with the East Coast contingent of her family. • P-J Mikita McGlynn reports that her kids and four grandkids are fine. Her youngest grandchild just celebrated her sixth birthday. • Sally Rosenthal Smith keeps busy with volunteering, tennis, golf, bridge, reading, and traveling. Add in five grandchildren, all under the age of 6, and we know she is busy! • Joan Bishop Smith retired from working as a psychotherapist and registered nurse. Now her main focus is being with her family, which includes her husband, Sam, their two daughters, and their families who live nearby in Virginia. Joan’s family are still best friends with the late Ginny McBride McCarthy’s husband, Jim, and share many car-related activities. • Sue Bearden McNamara and Harriet Dower Stephenson spent some time together at Crescent Beach, CT, this past summer. • Joan Mutty McPartlin sent word of a classmate who was profiled in the Wall Street Journal: Susan Casey Engel and her husband spotted an island off the Connecticut coast in the 1960s; heard about a Victorian home for sale on it in the 1980s, when it was decidedly impractical to buy it; and finally bought the house in 1996. Enjoy, Susan! • In the Summer issue, at Karen Kinnealey’s suggestion, I asked you to recall the name of our speaker at graduation. Mary McGinn was the only one to respond, and I have to assume she is correct since she still had the program. It was the Most Rev. Eric MacKenzie, Class of 1914, H’51, auxiliary bishop of Boston. This time, I am challenging you to send in your favorite memories of your time at Newton—funny, happy, sad, and just plain Newtonish. Let’s start to inspire our classmates to return for our 50th reunion, May 29–31. • From Cathy Lugar comes this update: A small group of classmates—Barbara Sweeney Kenny, Joan Walsh Rossi, Linda Mason Crimmins, Judith Aldrich Crowley, Gretchen Monagan Sterling MEd’70, and Cathy—with good support from the Alumni Association, is working on our reunion, making phone calls urging maximum attendance and donation goals. A fun weekend is being planned, so please start making your plans! See you in May!
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1966 After more than 34 years, Alfred “Joe” Anderson has recently returned from Gnevkow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, to his family home in Framingham, MA, for part of the year. He’ll maintain a limited private psychology practice, including ambulatory
hospice work, in Vorpommern, where he has lived since moving from Frankfurt am Main to the Tollense Valley in 1994. • Janice Ryan Barrett, a professor and chair of the Department of Communication at Lasell College in Newton, has been named a senior Fulbright specialist and appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster for five years. During that time, any university outside the United States can invite her to visit its campus for two to six weeks to work with faculty on communication/journalism curriculum development, conduct graduate seminars in communication, or provide expertise on a communication special project. During a fall 2014 sabbatical, she was invited to lecture in the master’s program and to conduct research at Dublin City University in Ireland, and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa has extended an invitation to her for summer 2015. • David Harrington works in investing in health-care companies. He lives in Brooklyn and on Chicago’s North Shore and has also built a compound on the coast of Maine. • Jerry Kelley, of Watertown, announces the arrival of his new granddaughter, Juliet, who was born on his birthday, August 20! • Denver resident Dave Maloney reports that after spending a very sunny summer and fall on Prince Edward Island, he got together with Curt Brand in Washington DC before returning to Colorado. They were joined by Dave’s brother John Maloney ’64, who is living in the DC area. • Tom Connelly writes: As usual our BC group is planning its annual meeting. We always meet on the first Saturday in April and enjoy our “Fools Reunion.” The group includes Brian O’Neill, Tim O’Leary JD’69, Chuck Artesani, Neal Minihan JD’69, Michael Donovan, Paul Brauneis, Kevin Geaney, and Tom Connelly. Unfortunately, during the past year, we lost our first “fool,” Billy Shea, who passed away in December 2013.
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NC 1966 Margie O’Brien Vail reports that her husband, Charlie ’66, and daughter Emily have formed a law partnership. She writes: “Both seem to be enjoying this distinctly new way of connecting!”
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1967 The 1964 football team that beat No. 9 Syracuse was honored at the October 18 Clemson game. Class of 1967 players in attendance were Dave Pesapane, Bob Hyland, Mike Violante, Bill Donovan, Gordie Kutz, Dick (E.) Powers, and Dick Collins. • Thanks to all of you who supported our class mailing by sending in your checks. We have had more than 125 responses so far—and it gave us a chance to hear from you! • Jack O’Brien writes from Port Angeles, WA, that he is enjoying life and plans to attend our 50th reunion. Jack, who earned his MBA from Notre Dame, retired at 55. • Dick Kane and his wife, Johanna, live in Charlotte, NC. Richard Moses, JD’70, is in North Dartmouth,
and Dick Conway writes from Redlands, CA. Walt Mahoney is in St. Petersburg, FL, and Kemp Hannon writes from Garden City, NY. • Elaine Gallahue Schembari, an RN, is leaving the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and moving back to Scituate. • Patricia Lakusta Bianco says she recently attended husband Charlie’s 50th reunion at BC and is now looking forward to ours. • Carolyn Snow Blumit is in Phoenix. John Boyle lives in West Redding, CT, and has a winter address in Naples, FL. • Mark Branon is a physician. He hosted Ray Sarno and Ray’s granddaughter in Princeton, NJ, on their way from Colorado to New York City. • James, MA’69, and Jeanne (Supple) Cavanaugh, MEd’87, write from Somerville. Jim retired as headmaster of Watertown High, and Jeanne retired as manager of training and publication services at MIT Information Services. • Joe Catanzano Jr. sold his dental practice and is now “administering” the new dental office with the proviso that he and wife Pam spend three months each year in Maine. • Speaking of dentists: I had a nice conversation with Mike Equi in Cohasset and heard from Arthur Daniels in Andover. • Sadly we report the passing of Natalie Mara. An RN, Natalie received her MS from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her CNP from UMass. She was a supervisor for the Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association in Pittsfield. The class extends its condolences to her family and friends. • The class has arranged a cruise from Boston to Bermuda and back, departing on June 6. You should have received an email notice of same, provided BC has a current email address for you. Contact us at the address below if you would like any information.
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NC 1967 Would that we all had the energy of Donna Shelton! She spends a lot of time traveling with her husband, Frank. Last May they drove through Portugal and northern Spain for two weeks, particularly enjoying Santiago de Compostela. September found them in Minneapolis and along Lake Superior with their daughter’s family, including the newest family member, a six-month-old grandson. Her other three active “grands” are close by her in northern Virginia. In fact, I may have to watch out: The oldest is in eighth grade at the school where I work as a substitute, with the current sixth-grader ready to follow next year. (I promise I won’t embarrass them if I end up in their class.) In October Donna and Frank headed to eastern Turkey for three weeks to see the ancient ruins. Come January they expect to be in Vietnam and Cambodia. In between, Donna occasionally works as a consultant for General Dynamics. As a couple, she and Frank have assumed the additional challenge of raising funds to support the building projects of Pro Vita Orphanage in Romania. Through private donations and visiting volunteers, it serves more than 400 children, battered women, the intellectually challenged, and mentally ill adults in that community. Donna and Frank were volunteers there in 2012 and committed to do more. • Kathy Hurd Ohm writes that she was reminiscing about the pleasure of
seeing so many at our last reunion, and she later had a memorable time visiting with Betsy Becherer Minnar in the Napa Valley near her home in San Rafael. Kathy still works as a coach for start-up companies and facilitates strategic planning, and she also teaches a confirmation class at a Newman Center in San Francisco. And she is often looking for more adventures—all to, as she states, “put off building my own stone wall.” She is very grateful for her Newton days and contacts, especially as they still endure these 50 years later. Her youngest daughter is a Sacred Heart alumna also, having graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in San Francisco—but, alas, she didn’t go to Massachusetts for college. • That’s it for now. As I write, we are heading into the holiday season; perhaps when you read this, as spring approaches, I will also get news from you, directly or through BC. For now, God bless you and your families.
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1968 Lots of news in our BC’68 mailbag this time. Bob Ketels and his wife, Kathy, traveled to BC from their home in North Carolina last September for Pops on the Heights and the Colorado State game. They enjoyed a fun visit and dinner in the North End with Bob’s former roommate, Barry Gilman, and his wife, Tammy. At home, Bob serves as a volunteer and board president of the Bald Head Island Conservancy—and he is a truly loyal BC fan. • Paul Deschenes, MEd’69, is a retired school psychologist who teaches part-time at Cambridge College. Recently, he and his former BC carpoolers gathered for a lobster feast, in memory of their late commuting member Ed Kenney. The group included Tom Mahoney, Bill Dolan, and Larry Maguire. Larry retired last year after teaching English at a women’s university in Seoul, South Korea, for many years. Paul reminded us that about 120 members of our original BC’68 class hailed from BC High. • We are proud of our BC High classmate John Normant, who is the recipient of this year’s St. Ignatius Award, the highest honor bestowed on a graduate of BC High who exemplifies high moral character and selfless service to the community. John has been an outstanding track coach and teacher for over 30 years at BC High, where he had a profound impact on his students. He also served nearly two decades as president of the Needham Track Club. John is a member of the Parish Pastoral Council and a Eucharistic minister at St. Bartholomew in Needham. We salute you, John! Thanks to my friend Charlie Anderson, MEd’71, for sharing this good news. • Our illustrious class scribes continue generating honors. Check out Bryan Curtis’s October 10 article in Grantland, titled “The Commissioner,” highlighting the career of Bob Ryan. It begins: “No one—no one ever—wrote an NBA gamer like Bob Ryan.” The article is sheer pleasure.
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NC 1968 Years and years ago, the three Rs were associated with reading, ’riting, and ’rithmetic. In 2014 the three Rs morphed into meaning reunions (50th from high school), retirement, and river cruises for Newton ’68 classmates. • Polly Kayser Hober writes that she finally retired from teaching AMI Montessori Primary after 41 years, although she still does administrative work. In November she and Steve took a Rhine River cruise with a stop in Bruges. The Hobers have seven grandchildren, ranging in age from 14 to 1. Four reside in San Jose, CA, and three in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Polly’s 98-year-old mother lives in Vermont. • Suzanne Parillo Shetler called Gingi Donahue Donohue, her Newton roommate, while making plans to return to New Jersey for her high school reunion. Although the trip did not materialize, Suzanne and Gingi did reconnect via email. Suzanne lives in Westerville, OH, a suburb of Columbus, with husband Wayne. They have two children: Lori, a stay-at-home mother, and Brian, a graduate student at Drew University. Andrew is their adorable six-year-old grandson. Suzanne recently retired from McGraw-Hill, where she was editorial director of World Languages for K–12 Spanish, French, and Latin programs. Upon “retirement,” Suzanne created a consulting firm, Literary Graphics, and is presently involved in elementary remedial programs for language arts and Spanish and volunteering at a local school, helping struggling readers. Gingi returned to CSH in Greenwich, CT, for her reunion. • Jeanne Daley and Linda Carroll reconnected after almost 20 years and had a wonderful time together at their Holy Child reunion in Rye, NY. Linda lives in Bend, OR, and is an MD specializing in physical medicine. She and her partner, Ann, raise horses. • Marcy McPhee Kenah reports that she recently attended a BC football game with Susie Derry Hughes. Susie retired in June from her position as a social worker dealing with elder abuse. Marcy and her husband, Larry ’68, completed a 14-day Danube River cruise that began in Budapest and ended, after an additional three-hour bus ride, in Prague. • Kathy Hastings Miller, Ellen Mooney Mello, and Judy Vetter have plans for a Rhine River cruise in May, embarking in Amsterdam and finishing in Switzerland. By the way, Judy is a member of the Council for Women of Boston College. • From Colorado, Marge Gaynor Palmer flew to New York to attend a reunion at White Plains High School. There she caught up with our freshman class president, Sally Perreault Darney, who lives in North Carolina. Sally earned her PhD in anatomy and reproductive biology from the University of Hawaii and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Among her many achievements, Sally has worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and served as president of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. Her research in reproductive toxicology and epidemiology has been published in over 100 research papers and review articles. • The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, NY, was the June reunion site for Anne Mulligan Hartmere, Catharine Murray Ryan, Ellen Meehan Murray, and me, while Kathy Hogan Mullaney enjoyed seeing Alicia Guedes Franzosa again at the Newton Country Day reunion.
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At the time of his passing in 2006, Dennis Higgins was a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The university has now established the Dennis Higgins, PhD, Award for Dissertation Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology, which will be given yearly and will come with a stipend. The award honors Dennis’s memory—for his research, his interactions with the faculty, and his relationship with and the support of his students. The first recipient was announced at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences commencement ceremony last May 2014. Since this was the first year of the award, Dennis’s wife, Cher Higgins, presented the award. • Please take the time to email me with information on what is new with you.
The year 2014 has certainly flown by now that the Newton Class of ’71 is composed of card-carrying Medicare recipients. Isn’t that a scary thought? If I was busy in 2013 with preparations for a baby shower, the arrival of that grandchild, part-time teaching, and the responsibilities tied to two homes 2,500 miles apart, 2014 was even more hectic. Additional hours were added to my work schedule, along with babysitting one day a week, which is the most fun of all. I ended the summer with a quick drive to Prince Edward Island, where my daughter and I were saturated with all things related to Anne of Green Gables. Thrown into the mix was a sibling trip to Ireland, the birthplace of my grandmother, providing quality time with my younger sister. • Speaking of quality family time, I have received news from classmates who are enjoying just that. Nancy Grant has retired from a professional life in finance to spend time with her grandchildren who live in the Northwest. She loved being able to have a relaxed visit without the constraints of a work schedule. She currently lives in the Washington DC area, where she remains an active musician. When she contacted me recently, she was busy with all the paperwork associated with retirement. • Eileen McIntyre continues to share interesting news of cultural activities in Greater Boston. She is a proud graduate of the LeadBoston program, designed for mid- to late-career professionals from the academic, public, and private sectors. She would like interested people to contact her for more information about this. • Marie Robey Wood continues her work in the nonprofit and political worlds of Washington. She recently shared news of hearing Deborah Rutter, the new head of the Kennedy Center, speak at the National Press Club. In addition, Marie was able to hear her lifelong friend, Mary Ryan Dean, give a moving presentation about her experience as a therapist at the dinner of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association’s annual meeting in October. • Kate Foley recently hosted an old-fashioned sleepover for Jane Maguire and me at her home in Ledyard, CT. We talked all evening about everything, woke up in the morning, and started all over again! • Thank you to those classmates who have provided information for this column.
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NC 1969 On September 2, Kathy Hartnagle Halayko, principal of Mt. Daniel School in Falls Church, VA, welcomed the first day of the new school year just as her daughter and son-inlaw welcomed their new son, Rhys Hanlon Welsh. Carol Romano Tuohey is a proud new grandmother, welcoming Seamus Sebastian Tuohey. Her grandson was born to her son and his wife on September 16, 2014. Susan Power Gallagher’s son and his wife have a new baby girl, born on October 6. Her name is Saoirse Mary Gallagher. Congratulations to all these grandmothers! If you are reading this article and you are a new grandmother, I would love to mention it in this column, so please contact me. • Mary Carroll Linder is pursuing a graduate degree in creative writing at Fairfield University. • Sue Davies Maurer keeps the travel bug alive. She and her husband, Bob, recently returned from a wonderful trip to Morocco. • Winnie “Oyoko” Loving reports that she enjoyed her recent Alaskan cruise. Her daughter Khema Loving, MA’98, is a BC alumna and now a guidance counselor in St. Croix. Winnie’s most recent book, Spontaneous: Redefining Poetry (Xlibris, 2009) is available at Amazon.com. • Cornelia Kelley, H’13, the former headmaster of Boston Latin School, is now the interim president of Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, her alma mater. Cornelia states: “As an alumna, I know firsthand that Notre Dame Academy is a place that encourages young women to reach their potential and expand their hearts and minds.” Cornelia has long been an enthusiastic supporter of the school, and she previously served on its board of directors. Sounds like a perfect match!
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May 29–31, 2015 Classmates have been traveling! Rita Houlihan and Kathy Sheehan explored Sicily and Naples, their first venture with the Road Scholar program. Rita returned filled with enthusiasm: “So much history, such great gelato, including dairy-free!” • Tec Manalac Jose is enjoying being back in the Philippines, seeing how the country has changed since she has been away. (I thought of her while traveling in Portugal, touring the headquarters of Vista Alegre, Portugal’s leading porcelain manufacturer. I was totally wowed by the beauty of the fine porcelain dinnerware and sculptures and could well picture Tec reveling in her prior work for a similar company, designing dinnerware for hand painting on a factory scale.) • I trouped up to Boston for meetings on environmental policy, which gave me a chance to visit with Katie O’Shea McGillicuddy and Andrea Moore Johnson, both of whom have also become involved with environmental issues. Katie, busy as ever in retirement, recently served on a committee tasked with interviewing officials from local communities with outstanding “green” or sustainable environmental policies to determine what motivated them to adopt forward-looking measures. I will enjoy reading that committee’s report once it is publicly available! Andrea continues to serve at her Brookline mental health clinic; she was planning a workshop to explore the likely impact of environmental issues on women’s health so she and her colleagues could be prepared to serve their clients well. • Jane Garvey Reilly’s children and grandchildren are scattered variously in Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, so she travels to those cities for visits. She still teaches swimming at a Sacred Heart academy and volunteers to give tours at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and educationbased gardens in the world. I hope someday to take a tour with her! (We reported in our last column that Jane’s husband, Mike Elder, had passed away in December 2013. Jane adds that although he cannot come to this year’s reunion, she was so glad he was able to meet her friends and classmates at our 40th Newton reunion.) • Speaking of reunions, I hope everyone is planning to join us for our 45th May 29–31. It promises to be another warm, wonderful gathering of friends—a chance to reminisce about old times and catch up with the new as we share the amazing life journeys our classmates have undertaken. I can’t wait to see you there!
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1971 Jack Alexander wrote from Myanmar, where he was on a long cruise that started in Athens and ended in Singapore, that he is enjoying retirement immensely, in particular the opportunity to travel, and seeing some amazing things along the way! • James Crowley became a grandpa on April 15, 2014, when a beautiful little girl, Fionna Rose, was born to his son Brendan and daughter-inlaw, Dianne Crowley. They live in suburban Philadelphia, and James resides in Cincinnati.
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1972 I’ve had several chances to visit with classmates since my last column. In October, I attended my 40th reunion at Dartmouth’s Tuck School. I went there along with Cathie and Jack Harrington and met Connie Voldstad at the event. We’re the three surviving double classmates since the loss of George Pijewski in 2010. Jack is the CFO of RIMS, a nonprofit organization that serves the insurance industry. Connie is retired from a career that began at Merrill Lynch, where he was an investment banker (mostly in London), and led to the founding of a hedge fund. These days, Connie oversees a restaurant/marina complex in Bonita Springs, FL. When he attended BC’s 40th reunion in 2012, he met all five of his junior-year roommates: Dave Costigan, who’s a gastroenterologist in the St. Louis suburb
of Sappington; Chuck Fountain, who’s a professor at Northeastern; Tom Henderson, who’s a retired teacher in Quincy; Harold Rogers, who’s a bank president in Gloucester; and Mike Sullivan, who’s retired in Scituate. • On the way back from the Tuck reunion, we met with Bill Bedard, a former BC baseball captain, who is now retired from a career in coaching in Springfield. Bill reminded me that, as a junior at BC, he had a hit off Dartmouth ace pitcher Pete Broberg just before Broberg became the first player chosen in the major league draft. • Upon returning home, I had two visits with classmates at the Laguna Niguel, CA, home of Jim Fallon ’73—one with FBI retiree Ed Jantzen, JD’75, and one with Bob Mandell, who’s a periodontist in Tyngsborough and a resident of Reading. • I’ve had some correspondence as well: Norm Spitzig reminded me that he’s written four books (not the two with which I credited him in the Summer issue). Pat McGovern writes that he attended BC’s win over USC after helping his son Michael ’09 move from New Jersey to New Hampshire. Pat and Patty have finished rebuilding their beach house in Avon, NJ. Tom Herlehy writes that he visited South Africa in June for some lectures and panel discussions on food production. Also, he went on a safari. He’s still employed by Land O’Lakes in Virginia and recently made another business trip to Malawi. Carol Olsen writes that she’s a retired English teacher in Middlebury, CT. • Condolences to the families of classmates we lost this past year: Mary Guerrera Congo, an artist who lived in Brighton, and Gregg Dziama, the former Eagle defensive end who owned a produce company in Chelsea.
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Congratulations to Jane Hartley, our new ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco. Jane, who majored in political science at Newton, has been CEO of the Observatory Group, a macroeconomic and political advisory firm in New York City, since 2007. Among the many posts she has held during her extensive career in public service are director of congressional relations at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and associate assistant in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the Carter administration. • Laurie Loughlin has joined the Eden Alternative as an Eden associate. The organization is an international nonprofit focused on creating quality of life for elders and their care partners. Please take a moment to read Laurie’s blog on long-term care for pets at edenalt.org/dogsmake-lifeworthliving. • Congratulations to Sr. Frances de la Chapelle, who recently celebrated a very special milestone in her life as an RSCJ: 50 years since she took her first vows on March 9, 1964. She spent 44 years as a teacher and an administrator in a number of schools, including Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ, to which she returned twice; Newton Country Day School; and of course Newton College, where she was dean of students. Currently, she divides her time between Washington DC and Boston, serving the Society of the Sacred Heart as director of ministry for the United States–Canada Province. • Please keep in our prayers Suzy Berry Slattery’s husband, John, who passed
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1973 Greetings, Eagles! How about those Patriots? • For this issue, I was very happy to hear from Philip Doyle. Where are the rest of you? Before you “nest” for the winter, please send us some news! We want to know what you are up to! Philip writes: “I find it interesting that there is hardly ever a class note from 1973 undergraduates. What happened, did we all burn out? I suppose I am just as guilty as everyone else; this is my first note in 40 years. In any event, all is well, living in Connecticut and running a land planning business for many years. After BC, I received a master’s from Rutgers and another from Cornell, then turned down going for a PhD (was sick of school at that point). My wife, Betsy, a Bryn Mawr and Cornell gal, and I have two neat children. Our daughter, a Colby grad, mountain climbs, skis, and teaches science in Jackson Hole, WY (never to return east). Our son skis, sails, and is a double major in astrophysics and computer science at Swarthmore. A bit of a shock happened when both kids wanted nothing to do with any school that Betsy or I had attended; they needed to go out on their own. When not working, we take care of horses on our small farm and get away to our home in Chatham. That’s all. Fred Meyer ’74, Mike Huber, etc., where are you guys?” Hmmm. Chatham, you say? My workday neighbor and favorite shopping town on Cape Cod! Thanks, Philip, and to all: I hope you enjoyed the holiday season!
A nice newsy column for this issue! Marita Farley Hynes reported that she was finally retiring from United Airlines, where she’s been a flight attendant for 41 years. She says: “It is the end of a wonderful chapter and now on to the next.” • Priscilla Duff Perkins and her husband, Bill, moved to Harwich Port from Walpole and love the Cape Cod life. They have three children (in London, Canton, and Louisville) and one grandson. Priscilla says “life is good” and is hoping to hear one day from her cherished roomie, Liz Canavan Lovett. Liz, you out there? • Lynn Terry Tacher, MEd’75, is a teacher in Florida and focuses on students with autism. Her daughter Megan recently gave birth to a son, John Davis Emmer, and graduated from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. Congrats on both fronts! • Paula Voytko reported in from Houston, where she works at the Houstonian Hotel. This past fall, Paula, her sister, and two friends visited London and then drove out to the Cotswolds, which Paula says is “one of the loveliest places on earth.” • Maureen McKeown sent greetings from San Francisco, where she is running her own practice, Treat Street Therapy, as a speech-language pathologist. Her husband, John Larkin, has a small high-tech company in the city, and daughter Elizabeth just started an MBA program at UC Berkeley. Although they are enjoying the sunny California weather, Maureen says, “Send rain!” • In June, Joan
Garrity Flynn and her husband, Greg, went on a pilgrimage to Israel with members of the Holy Cross Class of 1972. The trip was incredible and was led by a Jesuit and a rabbi, both HC alums. Even more interesting, there were five Newton College alumnae among the travelers: Mary Sullivan Tracy NC’72, MTS’10; Kathy Coakley Barrie NC’72; Nancy Brouillard McKenzie NC’72; Faith Brouillard Hughes NC’67, and Joan! According to Joan, the trip was a great chance to reconnect and draw upon our SWC studies. What fun! • Finally, I am so happy to have heard from DonnaLynn DiSpirito, one of my fellow chemistry majors. Donna lives in Marblehead with her husband of 27 years, Michael Wise. They have three children: Daniel is in finance in New York City; Rachael is a graphic designer in New Bedford; and David is at Salem State. Donna is busy with her consulting firm, Sapphire QMS Associates. She stays in touch with Debbie Griffin Iacono (the other chemistry major), who has a dental practice with her husband, Frank, in Rutland, VT. Donna was recently at a dinner with Fr. Frank Conroy ’59, our chaplain freshman year. Fr. Conroy is “retired” but more than active.
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1974 Happy 2015, everyone! I hope this year is filled with many happy occasions for you and those you love. Thanks to classmates who sent in updates for these notes. • In July Paul Hesketh was named chair of the Lahey Health Cancer Institute, where his primary responsibilities are ensuring quality performance and outcomes for all Lahey Health Cancer services. He is also working to build on existing clinical research programs to facilitate access to early-phase clinical trials. Paul is a resident of Westwood. • James DiResta, of West Newbury, is serving as the 2014–2015 chair of the Podiatric Health section of the American Public Health Association. Jim has a medical practice in Newburyport and is a board member of the Whittier Independent Practice Association of Anna Jaques Hospital. • Nationally recognized economist, author, and Bennett College president emerita (and our classmate) Julianne Malveaux, MA’76, returned to BC in November to present a talk titled “Economics and Race: Perspectives on Our Nation’s Future.” The event was sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. • Thank you to Kathy McGinty-Dunn for letting me know that Linda Lordi Cavanaugh has been appointed a New Jersey superior court judge. • Congratulations also to Congressman William Keating, MBA’82, on winning reelection to serve the people of the 9th District, which encompasses Cape Cod and the south coast of Massachusetts. • Maryellen Locher Mullin-Yonkers retired in June after 30 years in primary education. She is enjoying spending time with her two grandsons (Katie’s sons): Owen (3) and Jameson (1). Maryellen reports that grandparenthood “is the best,”— and I have to agree! • I am inspired by the accomplishments of these members of our class! • Take care, and please take a minute to send me an update. Also, consider joining the BC Class of 1974 Facebook page, an easy way to share news and connect.
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NC 1974 Marion Flynn is proud to share that she has joined the national board of the Women’s Ordination Conference, which has been working for women’s ordination for almost 40 years.
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1975 40TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Greetings to all! Please mark your calendars for our Reunion Weekend, May 29–31. In honor of our 40th anniversary, the Class of ’75 has launched our Reunion Gift Campaign with a goal of rallying classmates to make a gift to BC by June 1. Every gift, regardless of the amount, will count toward this goal. • Last year, classmates Pat Scannell, Janette Racicot MBA’79, Dave Larsson, and Kent McLean visited New York City with their significant others and celebrated their 60th birthdays with great dinners, a fabulous play, and lots of laughs. All are doing just fine and are looking forward to taking part in our 40th reunion festivities. • Charles “Chuck” Hopkins, JD’79, extends his best to all his BC friends. He is very proud of his four daughters: Three have now graduated from BC, and the fourth started at the Carroll School of Management in September. Daughter Brooke ’14 graduated from the Connell School of Nursing and is now working as a labor and delivery nurse at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is continuing her studies at BC, seeking her MSN and nurse practitioner’s license in the area of women’s health. Chuck’s oldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson have moved to Wellesley. Daughter Ashley ’12 is working in PR in Manhattan, putting her degree in communication to good use. Chuck is semiretired, and his focus is on serving as an arbitrator/mediator and consultant. He has been very active with the BC Jersey Shore Chapter, where he connects with many enthusiastic Eagle alumni, parents, current students, and friends of BC. Chuck is also active with the BC Law School Alumni Association. His good friend Joe Manning visited this past summer with his family, and they enjoyed spending time at the Jersey Shore. • Mark Frey recently returned to Southern California and is working for Kaiser Permanente as director of strategic accounts. He is the father of two girls, Hannah (11) and Becca (9). Mark is married to Doug Vogel, who is happy to return to his modeling/acting roots. Their in-laws recently relocated from the Seattle area to reside with them. • Al Affonso is the principal of the high school at the Global Learning Charter Public School. The school was cited in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” edition, where it was ranked 31st within Massachusetts and, with an AP participation rate of 68 percent and a minority enrollment of 40 percent, was awarded a silver medal, based on U.S. News ranking criteria. • Kevin Smith is doing well in Teaneck, NJ. He has a busy work schedule with BioScrip, a home health services company, where he is the operations liaison/coordinator, working specifically with people who have hemophilia. He enjoys spending time with his granddaughter and two grandsons. • Congratulations to Jayne 62
Saperstein Mehne and her husband, Chris ’74, JD’77, on the arrival of their fourth grandson, Tyler Christopher, born to their son Jeff and daughter-in-law Kim McKenna ’02.
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1976 Christine Breen’s debut novel, Her Name Is Rose, is being published in April by St. Martin’s Press. Christine writes: “Never too old. It’s a story about a widow who is faced with a cancer scare, and she goes in search of her daughter’s birth mother. A third of the novel takes place in Boston. My Irish husband, Niall Williams, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his latest novel, History of the Rain (Bloomsbury, 2014). Our son, Joseph, is doing an MA in law at the London School of Economics, and our daughter, Deirdre, works for the very cool fashion company Rag & Bone based in New York City. Wishing you all the best from the land of sunshine and shadow!” Christine and Niall live in County Clare, Ireland.
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1977 In August Peter D’Arrigo was elected to the board of the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Peter is president of the wholesale produce distributor D’Arrigo Brothers, the company his grandfather and great-uncle founded in Chelsea in 1923 that was later expanded to California and New York. Peter is also president of the New England Produce Center in Chelsea, one of the largest produce markets in the world. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Pam. His daughter, Lauren D’Arrigo, graduated from the MGH Institute’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2014. • For the past several years, since she moved from Colorado to Newton, Ann Bersani has been involved with the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC), a Jesuit volunteer corps for “mature” workers. Ann emphasizes: “Luckily we don’t all live together, as they do in the JVC!” The 34 New England region IVC members give two days of service a week to the poor and meet monthly with the community for spiritual learning and reflection. Ann works in the South End at an agency that provides housing, nursing, and social work services to formerly homeless elders. Her job is to manage the finances of about 35–40 residents, as their representative payee. Ann says she has learned much while becoming a major contributing member of the organization. Her colleagues work at organizations such as Catholic Charities, shelters, and Cristo Rey schools, among others. • In February 2014, Jeffrey Wolf and his wife became grandparents! His daughter Elissa and her husband, Josh, had a daughter, Kaia Emily Strauss. Elissa graduated from
Penn State, earned a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, and now teaches seventh-grade science in a Boston suburb. Jeffrey’s eldest son, Jason, graduated from the University of Maryland and is an account manager for the Freeman Company in Washington DC. Younger son Gregory is a senior at Ithaca College, studying radio and TV production. He is doing an internship at Fox News in Manhattan and anticipating graduating this spring. Jeffrey earned a master’s degree in software engineering in 2011 and works as a technical support engineer for Digi International in Waltham. He and his wife live in West Roxbury. • Walter Corcoran and his wife, Carol, baptized their 12th grandchild in September. Walter says: “We are blessed to have our four married children—Walter IV, Patrick, Elizabeth, and Colleen—still living near us. John, our unmarried son, lives close by in Quincy.” Their other five children—Christine, Brendan, Thomas, Nick, and James—are still living at home in East Walpole. Walter and his family love following BC hockey and go to games whenever possible. • Please submit your news for class notes to keep in touch with your classmates. • God bless us all and may all good things find the path to your door.
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1978 Happy winter, ’78ers! As I write this from my new home in Jackson Hole, WY, the icicles outside my window are a good one to two feet in frozen-drip length, and snow is piled up on the huge branches of the pine trees like generous vanilla frosting dollops. Breathtaking. • John Discenza wrote me a couple of months ago regarding his and his Mod 10-A roommates’ own proposed foray into a pine tree forest: “We are going ‘glamping’ in the Adirondacks early in October,” he said. So what happened on the trip, John? We all want to know! • Henry Joseph DiGiacomo let us know that he is a newly minted juris doctor, having graduated from Suffolk University Law School in May; he sat for the bar exam in July and is now actively seeking gainful
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employment in the legal profession. He left the Cape Cod & Islands Realtor Association, after 22 years of faithful service, in March 2014. He has also been accepted to the Boston College Law School, Master of Laws program, Class of 2016. “My Boston College, Jesuit training, and love of learning is as strong as it was when I was a Boston College undergraduate student,” he said. To catch up with Henry, email him at email@example.com. • Another lawyer in our midst, Pam Smith, reports that in the fall, she and her husband, Steve Thomas, JD’83, deposited their only child, Sara, at UCLA for her freshman year. Pam says she loves that area of Southern California and adds, “After last winter’s polar-vortex cold, we are renting a condo for a few weeks in January in La Jolla. Much as I enjoy New England in the summer, I won’t abide the cold winter!” She also says that the experience of taking her daughter to college is nothing compared to that of classmate Bill Hyland, who just did the big move with his triplets. They are the last of his five kids going to college. “We are slackers next to Bill and his wife, Sue!” Pam writes. Pam has had her own employment-law practice in Wellesley for 8 years now, after 20 years as in-house counsel. She really likes her “boss,” who doesn’t mind when she plays hooky. • As always, folks, keep your news a-coming my way!
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1979 Jim Catapano, of Holden, reports that Mod 34-A held a minireunion at the Clemson game in October. In addition to Jim and his wife, Jenny Dickson Catapano, attendees included Tony and Louise (Fruce) Amalfetano, Jay McEntee, and Ken and Michele (Maglaty) Mostello MS’93. Jay’s son Ricky is a senior at BC this year; the pregame gathering was held at Ricky’s Mod, 4-A. • Deborah Foss Cox works as a manufacturing analyst at ComTec Solutions, helping manufacturing companies in the Northeast region implement their Epicor Enterprise Resource Planning software. Her husband, Steve, is an engineer at Kodak Alaris. They have a daughter, Kristin, who is married and starting a family, and a son, Steven, who is in an electrical engineering program at Monroe Community College and works part-time as a guest experience coordinator at Buffalo Wild Wings. Deborah and Steve live in Rochester, NY. • James Curtin, of Walpole, writes that he and his wife “are proud to announce that our daughter Jaimie is enrolled in a joint JD and MBA program at the Heights—taking the ‘Ever to Excel’ motto to the extreme!” • Rev. Paul Ferrarone writes: “I have not been back to BC since graduation from grad school many decades ago. I am married with 22-year-old triplets and have been serving as a solo pastor of churches all over the world. Now I am in the beautiful ‘corn and cattle’ country of Nebraska, continuing on as a pastor. Blessings to all.”
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1980 35TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Thanks to all who have sent in updates. Class consensus: It’s incredibly difficult to fathom
that we will be celebrating our, ahem, 35th reunion at the end of May! • Karen Gallagher Miller’s youngest daughter is a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design, following completion of an invitation-only six weeks at RISD last summer. Karen took a break from anchoring the news for the San Antonio ABC news affiliate, following the death of her father. She is on the board of Padua Place, a retirement home for priests and bishops. • Thomas Siegert’s fourth child is now at BC! He may hold the record for our class, with children in the Classes of 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017. Will his youngest, age 13, also attend? Tom successfully transitioned from big pharma finance to CFO of IEEE, a nonprofit technical publisher in the tech space. • Grace Ann Pisano Baresich moved to New York City for a special program/school for her youngest, of three, who is an autistic teen. She stays extremely busy between working on her website autistictraveler. com, fundraising for the cause, and working for Sotheby’s International Realty. • Diane DiGiacomo went to law school after working for a few years, graduated in 1987, and began practicing law in Seattle. She returned to Massachusetts to practice in the Berkshires and in 1990 joined Cain Hibbard & Myers, where she has been a partner since 1996, practicing in the area of civil litigation. She is married with two kids in their early 20s: one a recent college graduate, the other a junior in college. She and Mary DeMaranville remain good friends and live only a few miles apart. • Steve Daley writes: “After 30 years in the computer business, 20 with my own company, in 2002 I packed up and moved full-time to my home on sunny Cape Cod. I live in New Seabury (Mashpee) and have had 12 great years there with my wife of 32 years, Sarah LaGambina Daley ’81. In 2006 I started another company, Cape Cod Retractable ScreensNshutters, doing awnings, motorized screens, and the like. We have been growing every year since. I often run into BC folks along the way at the Popponesset Inn and the golf course at New Seabury. See you at our 35th!” • Doreen Cook Hope is celebrating 15 years as the chief federal lobbyist for Washington Gas in DC. She has two growing teens—the youngest has his eye on BC! Doreen is the newly elected chapter president for Jack & Jill of America, Montgomery County, MD, a national organization of African American mothers dedicated to developing their children as future leaders. She is also embarking on a writing career. • Following 18 years at the Providence Journal, Keith Mathews is now area director for a national firm called N2 Publishing. • Susan Mosher, MBA’83, married Tom MacDonald WCAS’10 at Trinity Chapel on the Newton campus with Fr. Tony Penna ’70, MDiv’74, MEd’75, officiating. “Who would have thought 35 years after college that I would have found the perfect guy?” asks Susan. • Monica Hunter Thibodeau, of Duck, NC, is the 25-year owner of Carolina Designs Realty. This past summer she saw Eileen Ryan in New York City and Cathy McGowan Crimmins in New Jersey, and Claire Mullen Benson and her husband visited Monica in North Carolina. • Mary Menna Darveau left Clear Channel (Kiss 108) after 25 years and is now the general manager of Magic 106.7 in Boston. She often attends BC football games, along with BC roomie Joanne Tierney Marr and their BC alum husbands. • Jim O’Keefe, PhD’92, was recently promoted to full professor at Lesley University in Cambridge. He and wife Heather have lived in Lexington for 26 years and raised three sons. This past June, Jim spent
a week bicycling and hiking near the Boulder home of Kent Kasica. Over the past several years Jim has joined Kent on a number of fantastic trips, including a hike down the Nankoweap Trail of the Grand Canyon and the 350-mile Tour de Wyoming bicycle trip.
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1981 Michael Dwyer, of Pittsford, VT, was elected a fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. Michael has published numerous articles in leading genealogical journals and teaches at Otter Valley Union High School. • Ann Gonzalez, of Seattle, has her own psychotherapy practice and is a published author. • Jacqui Erickson Mathers hosted a reunion at her Cape Cod cottage and reports the following: Tricia Dorman Ketchum, of Foxboro, is the director of online security at Fidelity Investments; Suzanne Swiney Carroll, of Cranbury, NJ, is a practice manager for Elliot Gursky MD & Associates, a psychiatric group practice; Robin Cody Nicholson, of Montpelier, VT, is president and owner of Nicom Coatings Corporation; Michaela Fanning, JD’86, of Needham, runs her own law practice; and Diane Margison Hanauer, of New Canaan, CT, is a sales agent for William Raveis Real Estate. Jacqui lives in Weston with her husband and three children. She is a sales agent for Concord Imports Inc., selling wool rugs and carpeting. Shirin Khan, of New Britain, CT, visited Jacqui following the reunion. Shirin is an assistant to the director of strategic planning at the Connecticut Department of Social Services. Unfortunately, Anne Marshall, Anne Graeb Chinoda, and Cathy Petersen Keller were not able to attend the reunion. • The annual Animal Cup golf and BC football gathering has become a Class of ’81 institution. This past fall’s event included several firsts: the first repeat champion is George McGoldrick, the first repeat runner-up is Brett Kellam, and the first repeat venue is Gary Raymond’s Cape compound. Other golfers donating money to the prize pot included Phil Brown, Greg Bowerman, Greg Clower, Mike Connolly, Mark Erba, Ed Fogarty, JT Fucigna, Jim Gorga, John Graham (from LA), Joe Harkins, Peter Hoyt, Mark Murphy JD’84, Phil Murray, Tim O’Donnell (from London), and Jim Reilly. After golfing, the boys played boccie, Frisbee, and football on the beach and enjoyed fantastic dinners and trading stories and insults into the late hours. Saturday, Erin Gorman and husband Neil Kirk ’82, Patty O’Malley Callan, Michele Arrix Whelan, Sue Crotty, Debbie Van Reekum Vanderbeek, Denise Clinton, Karen Johnson Davis, Liz Petrie Robinson, and Chris Kennedy joined the group on Shea Field for a tailgate hosted by Brett and Sherrill (Burger) Kellam and JT Fucigna. It was a weekend to remember, reports NC State chemistry professor Phil Brown! • Please know that our classmate Richard Tyrell Jr. is alive and well! Through an error, he was listed as deceased in the Summer issue. It was his father, Richard Sr. ’50, who passed away in May. Our sincere condolences to the Tyrell family.
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1982 It is a beautiful fall day here in Dorchester as I put together our latest column. Thanks to all who shared for this column! • Congratulations to Mark Bronzo and Robert Santangelo, who have formed a long/short equity hedge fund called Nudge Capital. They are working out of world headquarters in Rye, NY. They can be reached at nudgecap.com. • Kerry Cannon recently relocated to Orlando, FL, to accept a new position as managing director of MMGY Global, the largest advertising/marketing agency in North America specifically focused on the travel/hospitality industry. Kerry reports that he unfortunately missed joining old friends for the BC–Clemson game. • Michael Mancini reported that it was beautiful fall day as the former Mod 7-A/Hillside gang gathered for their annual Eagles tailgate/football event and then converged on Alumni Stadium. The group included Chris Cowan, Mike Fichtner, John Faherty, Tom McDermott, Mike O’Neill, Scott Sassone, Bernie Kyong, Tom Quinn, and John Lamb ’83. Kerry promises to be there this coming fall to catch up with everyone! • Geraldine Ellis wrote that she is the grandmother of a beautiful four-year-old granddaughter. Congratulations, Geraldine. Enjoy her! • Joan Daley Fitzpatrick is proud to announce that her son Michael is a member of the 2018 Boston College freshman class. • John Greco wrote and produced an hour-long documentary for public broadcasting, Thinking Money: The Psychology Behind Our Best and Worst Financial Decisions. John and his partners spent a year traveling the country, interviewing behavioral economists and filming experiments that suggest how we think about spending and saving and why we tend to be irrational about both. This is not “eat-your-vegetables” public TV, and manages to be both entertaining and educational. He even got an Alfred Hitchcock moment or two on camera—most enjoyably at a winery in Santa Barbara, where they explored how the prefrontal cortex processes information like the price of wine. View the documentary on your local PBS channel via the website saveandinvest.org/FinancialBasics/ ThinkingMoney/P601086. John lives in Arlington, VA, with wife Patricia and their two children: fourth-grader Abigail and first-grader Jack. John says that, unlike his BC classmates who had children when they were supposed to, he is a long way from packing the kids off to college—though, in the spirit of the documentary, he has begun saving for it.
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1983 Andy Kelley, president of Effective Student Marketing in Andover, won a 2013 AVA Digital Marketing Award for work on a social media campaign for National College. The campaign focused on finding prospective students interested in the college’s Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. • In addition to serving as VP, finance and administration, for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Peter Rockett has been elected to the national board of Financial Executives International and will serve as treasurer. • Kate Victory Hannisian writes: “Our family enjoyed a visit with Annie Fitzgerald ’12, daughter of BC friends Paul ’82 and Diane (Bauman) Fitzgerald, during 64
a trip to Washington DC in the spring. This fall I marked the seventh year of being in business as Blue Pencil Consulting (offering freelance editorial and publishing consulting services), and I’d be delighted to connect with classmates or alumni who need help with a book project. I also teach workshops on business writing and serve as an adjunct in Emerson College’s Writing, Literature & Publishing department. With a daughter in her first year of high school, it won’t be long before we’re doing campus tours, including a visit to the Heights!” • In July, Lois Marr Fruhwirth celebrated her 20th anniversary with husband Gary back where they first met in Newport Beach, CA. While there, she also enjoyed a minireunion with BC roommates Julie Ciaccio Brennan and Lillian Colon Davis. Many laughs were had over days at both the beach house and on Julie’s boat. Lois also celebrated 31 years at P&G this past summer. • Here’s the latest from Gina Bough Sisti: “I traveled to San Diego this past August for my daughter’s Girls’ 16 USTA National Tennis Tournament and reconnected with BC buddy Lynn Dalton Lathrop ’85 at the Hotel del Coronado for dinner and an ocean view on Coronado Island. A definite highlight of the summer! I’m also enjoying fall as an empty nester, with my son at Bowdoin and my daughter boarding at Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy.” • Bill Switaj and wife Sabrina manage the ice arena at Kent State University in Ohio. Bill is also involved with the coaching program for USA Hockey. During the summer months the family finds time to host a hockey school for youths. Two of their children are currently enrolled in the Carroll School of Management: Derek is a junior, and Gabri is a freshman. Gabri is a goalie for BC women’s ice hockey.
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1984 Greetings! Here’s the news. • Colleen Hennigan Brown is enjoying her new career as RN case manager with Element Care in Lynn; quite a change from her days in PR. She earned her nursing degree in 2005. She is very proud of daughter Kasey ’12, who is in New York pursuing an acting career. Colleen was thrilled to watch Kasey enjoy her BC years as much as Colleen did hers. • Molly Shannon McGowan started her personal organizing business nearly 12 years ago and is excited to share that her company, The Clutter Coach, is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. • Melissa Strand Fike has a new position in Brighton, CO, as a district literacy coach for K–2 teachers. Melissa continues performing as an actor/singer in the Denver/Boulder area. She lives in Longmont with husband Will and their middle-school-aged daughters, Katie and Emma. • Rezzie roommates Jane Infurchia Shay, Pam Surette Hinken, and Susan Jones Young get together periodically at La Scala Restaurant to rehash golden moments at BC. At a recent visit, they discussed locating their fourth roommate, Lily Argilagos. Pam recently moved to Bristol, RI, where she and her husband renovated their 160-year-old Greek revival home on High Street, where America’s oldest Independence Day parade takes place. Both of her children have graduated from college and have joined the working world. Jane’s second son is off to college, joining his older brother at Brown University. Susan is proud of her two teenagers,
who are involved in many varied activities in their coastal town. The oldest will participate in an Appalachian service project next summer. • Mae Chin Williams, proud owner of Men’s Cuts in Lakewood, OH, is celebrating her one-year anniversary in business. Mae is married and has two daughters, one a junior at St. Joseph Academy in Cleveland and one a freshman at Rocky River High. Husband David is a dental sales consultant. • Kathleen Greenler Sexton, managing partner of Authority Media Network, has been named CEO and publisher of newly acquired Subscription Site Insider.
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1985 30TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 It is our 30th reunion year. Mark your calendar for May 29–31, and plan to be in Chestnut Hill. • Martha Bagley was chosen as the 2014 North Shore Women Lawyers’ Association’s Lawyer of the Year as well as one of the 50 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Martha’s friend Kate Connolly ’84 was also selected as a top woman lawyer, which reconnected the two of them. Martha practices in Salem and Boston and resides in Marblehead with her husband, Bruce. • In an effort to get ready for our upcoming 30th reunion, Holly Doherty-Lemoine, chief development officer with Inspirica, one of Connecticut’s largest homeless shelters, met with her freshman roommate, Linda Bulich, who is now an anesthesiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. They hadn’t seen each other since graduation. Holly said it felt just like yesterday, even though both women are three children wiser. Holly lives in New Canaan, CT, and sends a shout-out to all the Williams dorm women from the Class of 1985. Please join us for our 30th reunion in May! • Mary Brobson Gately started her law career as a summer associate at legacy firm Piper & Marbury in 1986 and is now the comanaging partner of the Washington DC office and DC litigation head at global law firm DLA Piper. Mary recently started to work full-time for the first time in 14 years. After the first of her three children—Wil (14), Elizabeth (13), and Matt (11)—was born, she worked three days a week for seven years, and then four days a week. During that time, she became DC litigation head, and she has mentored other women and men who’ve pursued alternative work schedules. • Janice Curran Bickley, Dana Larkin, Debra Manning Lundquist, Diane Kalwell Irvine, and Kathleen Curtin Perry spent a weekend in Harwich Port, celebrating the 30th anniversaries of their 20th birthdays! A wonderful time was had by all these good friends who currently reside in Massachusetts. Their Hillside roommate Julie McLaughlin Larkin, of Florida, was not able to attend but was with them in spirit. • At the BC–USC game, Eddie Lynch had a chance to catch up with classmates Sue Robitaille Pier, Sally Walker Coviello JD’88, Tammy Bateson Barry MEd’87, and Brendan Nolan. He said it was great to see and reconnect with all of them. But wait, there’s more: Back in May they held the fifth and final Bob Turcotte Memorial Golf Tournament at the Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis. These outings have been a great way for them to reconnect with many old friends (Bobby and Eddie also went to high school together), share
It took me time to acclimate to BC—I hadn’t lived in the U.S. since I was 4. I have used some of that wide-eyed wonder in my characters.” —Maile Flanagan ’87
some laughs and fond memories, and raise money for Bobby’s two children’s educational fund. In five years, they have raised over $60,000, and Eddie sends special thanks to all who have attended, shared time, and made donations. In late July, Eddie and other classmates got together at Karen McNulty’s lake house on Lake Winnipesaukee (NH), a trip many of them have made every year since 1982. In attendance were Joe Castro; Matt Troy; Paul Mignini; John Gibbons MEd’92; Eddie’s wife, Marianne Solda Lynch ’86; Kelly Bessette Vasey; Michelle Graney Grubish; Cathy Doherty; Jania Andreotti; Elena Saenz Acello; and their most gracious host, Karen (now a Division-I women’s volleyball head coach at UMass Lowell). The highlight of this year’s trip might have been the addition of Joe’s stereo speakers from freshman year (Keyes North basement), which cracked and sparked every time they changed iPods. Eddie’s daughter Nicole ’17 attends BC. • Please log on to the BC alumni site and send in a class note. • See you in May!
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1986 Hi, everyone! I hope all is well, and thanks for all the emails this quarter. It makes my job easier, and I love hearing from many different classmates. Most importantly, my friends are so excited to not be highlighted in this issue, and I am excited not to have to get authorization for printing their news stories, so please keep the emails coming! • The overall theme of the past year has been 50th-birthday celebrations, and many are still celebrating and thankfully writing in to share the news with us. Irene Good, JD’89, wrote that she and Nancy Marrs, Maura Kenney Stanko, Helen Boyle, Mary Mangraviti, Maryrose Lane Grossman, Patty Dorsey Kelmar, Chris Smith, Chris Mulroney MEd’93, Karen Martin Phillips, and Pat McCarthy Christ celebrated turning 50 in style by spending a lovely October weekend in Newport, RI. Highlights included touring the Newport mansions and packing 10 women into a minivan! • Margaret McConnell Driscoll wrote that BC friends and roommates Felicia Brehm Kunze, Eve Cairoli Feeney, Barbara Ayotte, Alison Kuryla, Susan Huppe, and Melanie Maung reunited in Boston on an October weekend to celebrate Fabulous 50. She said it was great seeing all the ladies looking good and reminiscing about some good old times. Felicia and Eve traveled up from New Jersey and enjoyed spending time together. • Chris Heaslip wrote to say that he took turning 50 across the pond to Ireland with BC roommates Mike Costello, John Cahill, Steve Trepp, and Mike Jordan. • Donna Collins Williams writes: “This is the year that many of our classmates turn 50! Where does the time go? Most have been busy building careers and raising families but are now coming into empty nests and reconnecting with college classmates. I was blessed this past summer to have a reunion with Connell School of Nursing classmates Jean Lemieux Prast, Mary McIntyre Giuliana, Sue Tota Almeida, and Jean Metcalfe-LoConte as well as Lynch School classmate Anne Gillespie on Martha’s Vineyard for a week of reminiscing, reconnecting, and lots of laughs! Across the year and miles, we came together just where we left off.” • Debbie Macaulay writes that in
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ll those accents I heard Maile growing up,” Maile Flanagan muses, “I think they made me good at voices.” Born in Hawaii—her name is » Major: Political Science the flower vine traditionally used to make leis—Maile, whose father » Currently: Actor worked for the Department of » Living in: North Defense, grew up in Europe and Hollywood, Calif. Asia. Her years at the Heights were her introduction to America, and to comedy. BC’s improvisational troupe My Mother’s Fleabag put her on the path to a career that has won her millions of fans around the world. Maile is an accomplished actor and comedian, best known for her voice work. In 2005, she began voicing Naruto Uzumaki in the English version of a popular Japanese animated series, which has since spun off into several movies and video games. Fans who meet her at anime conventions are amazed to find that the teenage boy ninja is played by an adult woman. “I’m actually shocked if they know my name because people are so passionate about cartoon characters. The Naruto franchise has kind of taken on a life of its own; it’s pretty incredible to see how popular it is here in the States and all over the world,” she says. Her résumé is much longer than her anime fans may realize. In addition to other animation work, she also does stand-up comedy and acts on both screen and stage. Currently she appears as Principal Perry in the Disney XD series Lab Rats and has a recurring role as Connie in Showtime’s comedy-drama Shameless.
September three of the girls from Mod 10-B— Elissa Raring O’Hara, Cindy Voloshin Barry, and she—had a 50th-birthday celebratory lunch in Massachusetts. They would like to reunite with their other three roommates, and they are all looking forward to our 30th reunion at BC! Yikes—2016 is just around the corner! • I love hearing all these birthday reunion stories, and we all have the same experience—we made lifelong friends at BC, and no matter where life takes you, when you cross paths with your BC Eagle friends, it is like time stood still, with nonstop fun, laughs, and crazy antics. We are so lucky, and we will always have our BC connections. BC rocks!
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1987 I hope everyone is warm and happy this winter. I have received a number of notes from classmates—thank you! Let’s get right to it. • I had the chance to have lunch with Marty and Kathleen (Flood) Moore in Boston at Smith & Wollensky’s on the harbor. They had a great couple of weeks visiting and caught up with classmates Karen Power McNamara, MBA’95, and Laurie Newman ’86. They also had dinner at Oceanaire with Kathleen’s roommate Beth Sullivan Flanagan and her husband, Bill, MBA’94. Marty and Kathleen were married at Oceanaire in May 2008, and they come back every year for dinner. They currently live in Brisbane, Australia, and would like to tell our BC classmates to make sure to say hello when traveling down under. • Speaking of Beth Sullivan Flanagan, she sent a note on the urging of her dad, Dan Sullivan ’62, about her trip in June to Ireland with husband Bill; their children, Meaghan (19), Michael (16), and Brian (14); her parents, Dan and Lorraine; and her sister Kristen Sullivan. They traveled from Dublin to Killarney to Galway, had a wonderful time, and made memories to last a lifetime. Beth can be found on Twitter at @bethflanagan5. • Thomas Porell sent a note to let everyone know that he is still living in Littleton with his wife, Christine; daughter Caroline; and son Thomas. His oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is a freshman at Michigan State University and loves it. Last year he sold his company, Tudor Risk Services, to Arthur J. Gallagher, where he is now an area senior VP in the employee benefits division. He recently hung out with Dave Nugent and Dave Widell and reports that he has an annual holiday dinner in New York City with Andy Smith, Dave DeLucia, Olavo Macedo, Tom Livaccari, Dan Reddington, Pat Ard, and Karl Kreshpane. Thomas also speaks to Gerry Lorden, Bill Breen JD’90, and Patti Piechota Emerson from time to time and ran into Jane Trombly at the BC–Clemson game. • Here are some quick hits about our classmates: In April, Ivelisse Iguina started her own law firm, Iguina de la Rosa CSP, dealing mostly in civil litigation. Laura Donovan recently moved from India to Nicaragua and is interested in meeting any BC grads who may be working there. Cathi Seril-Fytopoulos lives in Dover and is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Chestnut Hill store, Kosmima Fine Jewelry. • If you are digitally inclined and want to connect with classmates more frequently, please send me your social media handles, and I can list them in this space to help you keep in touch. Remember, everyone turns to these pages 66
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1988 I’m very appreciative to Jeff Muir for this great tribute to his friend and roommate Bob Aube, who passed away in May: “There are many stories I could share, many not suitable for publication, but this is one that I hope will be a good example of Bob as a friend. After the 1992 blowout at Notre Dame, no one wanted to go back for the 1993 game. Bob was a poor grad student, but when I asked if he wanted to go, he quickly agreed. We stayed on couches at Pam Gray Mueller’s apartment in Chicago Friday night. Saturday morning four of us got up at dawn and trekked to South Bend, expecting the same result as the year before. We sat in the end zone where David Gordon’s (’94) kick landed, and as the ball came toward us I said to Bob, “Holy——, I think he made it!” We hugged as pandemonium ensued, ending up on the field taking pictures and celebrating with everyone in maroon and gold. We soon realized the once friendly Irish fans were not happy to have us around, so we went back to Chicago to celebrate. The entertainer, Whitey O’Day, saw our BC sweatshirts, and asked if we knew our fight song. We said yes, and he played a few chords while we sang, hoping it would annoy the Notre Dame fans in the back. It went so well the first time, he had us up again an hour later. I’m sure we sounded awful but it was amazing to do. We were treated to drinks and congratulated as though we had made the kick ourselves! The only thing better than beating number-one Notre Dame in South Bend was sharing it with a friend like Bob. I think of that weekend and the laughs we shared when life gets difficult, and it still makes me smile. Some don’t understand why Boston College means so much to us and why we are still close to the friends we made there. Bob Aube is a perfect example of the friend for life that you can make at BC. I miss him every day, and I treasure the memories we all shared together.” • Geoff Matherson and his wife, Sue Walsh, wrote to say that their middle child, Brooke Caitlyn Matherson, has entered BC as a bio/ chem major and field hockey player in the Class of 2018. Go, Eagles!
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1989 Happy winter! With an updated online community and a blast email to all our BC classmates, it was much easier to gather news, as well as track down and connect with classmates, for this issue. Thanks to all who wrote! While you can always email me directly with a note or news, you can also submit updates online at bc.edu/alumni. I’m happy to keep hearing and sharing all the great news! • In 2013, Kevin Connelly, a practicing family law attorney for the past 20 years, was sworn in as an associate justice of the Probate and Family Court and is now presiding throughout the Commonwealth. Kevin was a four-year starter on the BC
baseball team and captain in his senior year. • Kimberly Bates (kbates@waterfordschools. org) wrote that after teaching third grade for 22 years in Waterford, CT, in 2013 she completed her sixth-year degree in educational leadership and administration from Sacred Heart University and is now a math coach. She very much enjoys working with teachers and students across grades K–5. • In December, Daniel McConnell (dmcconnell1@metlife. com) began his third year as chief of the Halesite (NY) Fire Department on Long Island. Congrats! • Five years ago, Ellen Pascale Grealish (ellen@flexprofessionalsllc. com) and Sheila Royston Murphy (sheila@ flexprofessionalsllc.com) launched a niche staffing firm in the DC area, specializing in flexible, part-time work arrangements. Having recently recovered from our 25th reunion, they’ve decided to bring their part-time model to Boston! Of course, they hope to tap into their BC network as they recruit for a territory manager to run the Boston operation. • And the last update (slightly belated): As many of you heard from the Kopflers in support of our 25th reunion, here’s their full update. Mike and Amy (Fay) Kopfler (breen85@comcast. net) have been living in London for about three years. Their kids attend the American School in London: Caroline, a senior, is looking at colleges and zooming in on BC as a favorite. Haley and Taegen are sophomores, and Anna is in seventh grade. Amy reports that they all love living in London, and while they are committed to stay through this year, they hope they may extend longer!
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1990 25TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 John “Ox” Kawczynski writes, as part of the Class of 1990’s 25th reunion celebration, that Bob Capablo ’62, MA’74, PhD’90, will be hosting an RA reunion at his home to benefit the Frank A. and Mary Grace Capablo Scholarship Fund at BC, which provides financial grants to first-generation students. • Steve Soukup and his wife, Ginger (Boettcher) ’92, recently returned from two weeks in Italy to celebrate their 15th anniversary. One of the highlights of the trip was an audience and Mass with our Jesuit pope! The Soukups moved to the Atlanta area three years ago. Steve works as senior VP, sales, for the Austin-based software company Q2, and Ginger works at home with their four children: twins Tommy and Charlie (in sixth grade), Michael (in fifth grade), and Maggie (in third grade). They are looking forward to our 25-year reunion! • Karen McCarthy Balerna has started a private health-care advocacy company, Nurse Advocate Partners. She attends doctor appointments with clients to ensure that all questions and concerns are addressed and then assists with follow-up appointments. • Phil Rectra has founded the Cape Cod International Film Festival. The inaugural event will take place at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in East Dennis in September. Phil resides in Boston and Yarmouth Port with his springer spaniel, Duke. • For 24 years now, Br. Celestino Arias, H’08, has been a friar appointed by the minister general in Rome to conduct fraternal visitations in
Africa. To date, he has completed visits to Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. He plans to go on to Malawi and says he prays for the brothers and sisters in West Africa enduring the Ebola crisis. • Liz Reyes and Kathy Raftus Wilder are excited about running past BC when they participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon in April! • Don Cannava, JD’93, was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a county court judge in late 2011, and last year, he was elected without opposition to a six-year term starting in January 2015. He currently presides over a county domestic violence division, Domestic Violence Criminal Court, and is cross-designated as a circuit court judge for purposes of conducting civil injunction hearings. • After 20 years in the Navy, Michael Monsour, MD, has retired from the service with the rank of commander. He and his family have relocated to Rhode Island, where he has accepted a position with a nephrology group in the Providence area. • As I prepare to head off to our annual BC girls’ weekend, I cannot help but look ahead to our reunion this spring! Book the babysitter and come for what promises to be a memorable weekend! Keep in touch, and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
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1991 After about 15 years in the Boston area working in PR, Meghan Gross has moved to Pennington, NJ, with her daughter. Now a solo practitioner, Meghan hopes to open a boutique agency in the future. • Congratulations to Harry Patz, who has published his first novel, The Naive Guys: A Memoir of Friendship, Love and Tech in the Early 1990s (Gondolin Advisors, 2014). The novel is a coming-of-age story set in New York City in the early 1990s, and the main character is a BC graduate. • As part of the Class of 1990’s 25th reunion, Bob Capablo ’62, MA’74, PhD’90, will be hosting an RA reunion to benefit the Frank A. and Mary Grace Capalbo Scholarship Fund. Bob would like to locate as many former RAs from the Class of 1991 who were RAs in their junior year to attend this special event. Please contact John Kawczynski ’90 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. • Teddy Errico was married to Sutton Schuler (Colorado State University) in Telluride, CO, on May 31. This made for a fun adventure at the September 27th football game. • Last year, Fred Bateman celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the technology-focused PR agency he founded in San Francisco in 2004—now with a second office in New York City! Also in 2014, the Bateman Group received The Holmes Report’s SABRE Award for PR Boutique Agency of the Year. • After a 23-year career with the U.S. Coast Guard, including a recent position on the staff of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill, George Kovatch was selected for a senior position with the Department of Homeland Security in Washington. George lives in northern Virginia with wife Kristy and children Caroline and Chase. • Margaret and Kevin Brady welcomed baby girl Maeve Dorothy on October 13. They recently relocated to Fairfield, CT, where Kevin is now VP of Spruce Hill Capital. He looks forward to reconnecting with good friends Matt True, Jeff Nelson, Paul Curtin, Kevin Molloy, Colette Piscitelli Sovak, and Pete Michalowski. • Tom
Giuffra was named, for the third consecutive year, one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York Metro area by Super Lawyers. He recently achieved the 16th million-dollar verdict of his career. • It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of three of our classmates. Eric Olson, of Ridgewood, NJ, passed on August 23, 2014. He leaves his wife, Angela (Ng), and two children, Andrew and Macrae. Joseph Indelicato, of New York City, also died last summer, on August 24. Jaime Orsini passed away in Puerto Rico in October leaving his wife and two sons. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all three of their families.
dozen classmates traveled to Houston for the funeral of TJ Martinez, SJ, ThM’07, who died on November 28. They were overwhelmed by the enormous impact that TJ had had on the entire city of Houston, his determination to transform the lives of the city’s poorest children through education, and his powerful service to the Jesuit order. It was said that TJ was the “essence of Jesuit,” and it moved many of them to tears. Fr. TJ “set the world on fire” through his mission to begin a Cristo Rey Jesuit preparatory high school, and his legacy will live on for years. Viva Cristo Rey!
Thank you so much to those who sent in updates. If you have something to share with your classmates, please email me. Thank you! I hope to hear from you soon. • Colleen Bransfield wrote to congratulate Kate Miller, who married Patrick O’Brien in Chicago in August. The Class of 1992 was well represented at the celebration by Kristen Regan Cowles, Sandy Won, Daniel and Lisa (Purtell) Ennis MBA’01, Lisa Martineau Fitzgibbons, Margaret Gould Stewart, Mike and Elizabeth (Meola) Aaron, Matt Sheldon, Chris Surrichio, Fionnuala Keady Darwin, Leslie Sears Aldrich, and Colleen Bransfield. Hillary Leisten ’96 and Jim ’67 and Judy (Anderson) Day ’68 were also among the revelers. Proud pop, Loren R. Miller III ’67, and cousins Meg Hamilton ’95, Giles Miller ’00, Maria Abbott Miller ’00, Meg Hegarty Dean ’98, and Emily Miller Ciaglo ’99 represented the Miller family’s BC alums with pride! It was a beautiful party and tons of fun for all! • Pamela Murphy Merritt just started a new position as managing director of marketing and communications at Accenture Federal Services in northern Virginia. • John Keene has a new position at First Wind in Boston as senior regulatory counsel and director of ISO advocacy. John lives in Needham with wife Deborah and sons Brian and Michael. • Maureen Monahan was reelected vice chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party and continues to serve as the Midwest region vice chair representative of the Association of State Democratic Chairs within the DNC. Maureen lives in Omaha. • Deirdre Whelan Woytek moved to Westwood from Houston this past summer. She is now working as a judicial law clerk for the federal district court in Boston. One of the first things she did when she moved to Massachusetts was visit the BC campus! • Michael Maniscalco and Lucille Liem were married in 2002 and live in Washington DC with their two children, Benjamin and Lily. Lucille is an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, where her work focuses on interagency agreements and environmental research grants. Mike is COO of the Heartbeat International Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing implantable cardiovascular medical equipment and care to indigent patients worldwide. • Katie Hung Newsom’s Atlanta home was featured in the April 2014 issue of Traditional Home magazine. She worked with Boston-based interior designer Katie Turkel Rosenfeld ’90. Although they did not know each other at BC, they were happy to make the connection! • A
We start this update with great news! You may recall that Heather Cody Lamb needed a kidney transplant. She reports that she had a successful transplant in August and is doing great. She and her husband were part of a 20-person chain: He donated to a person in Virginia, and she received her kidney from a donor in South Carolina. Heather says: “It is amazing to have a renewed lease on life! I had no idea how much the quality of my life had degraded because I just kept pushing through, which I had to for my two young boys. I feel incredibly blessed. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!” • And more happy, amazing news for BC’93: Jeanie Zmijewski Taddeo reports that she is a seven-year breast cancer survivor! She was diagnosed while pregnant with her twin girls, who are also happy and healthy, even though all three together received chemo treatments, and the girls were born at only 27 weeks. Congrats, Jeanie! • Jared Stinebeck completed his master’s in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida in August 2010. • Robert Berry lives in St. Louis with Kristina and their four children. He says: “I miss the guys from Chiswick Road! Go, Eagles!” • Jerome Dano joined Hunton & Williams as counsel in July 2014. His practice focuses on commercial real estate finance. • Cristina Yannucci reports that during a recent New York City gathering with Laina Braasch, Erin Ryan Lynch, and their BC’93 husbands, Tony Ginnetti and Michael Lynch, they were “graced” with the presence of people from the Mob Wives. Cristina says: “Much to our chagrin, due to the signing of waivers, we may be seen on an upcoming episode.” • David Tubman also had a reunion in New York City: He and his Vouté roommates Chris Uschak, Glen Moller, and Mike Battaglia met up in May for a weekend of laughs, BC memories, and a few unprintable stories (per Dave). • Stefanie Martinez was appointed by the governor of Nebraska as a county court judge. She is the first Latina appointed to the bench in the state and the only female judge in the district. • Roshini Rajkumar left her career in TV news in 2006 to move home to Minneapolis to start her own business. She is a communication coach, keynote speaker, radio host (CBS Minneapolis), and author of Communicate That! (Expert Publishers, 2010). She’s also the personal brand columnist for Twin Cities Business magazine and is frequently asked to contribute to media all over the country about powerful communication and executive presence. A proud personal moment was when she was
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best woman in the October 2013 wedding of her brother Roshan ’95. Contact Roshini through CommunicateThatBook.com, and check out her radio show podcast there. She’d love to have some fellow Eagles on as content experts. • I hope all BC’93ers had a wonderful Christmas season and will have a great 2015!
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1994 Hello, everyone. Just a few notes this time around. Please share so I can let everyone know about all you’ve been up to! • Christopher Greco, MBA’00, lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, where he’s met up with several classmates through his work with kids in sports. He writes: “I coach 9- and 10-year-old football with Pete Mitchell, and Christine Philbin Ward’s son is also on our team. Ponte Vedra Beach has three Class of ’94 parents with boys on the same team—now that is a small world!” • Brendan and Maura (Golding) O’Brien welcomed a daughter, Ellie Margaret, on March 1, 2014. • Kevin Pellerin got engaged to Laura Bergeron ’98 at the home opener of the Red Sox on April 4, 2014, when the team got their new World Series rings. Only Kevin knew that there would be one more “ring ceremony” at the end of the fifth inning! He and Laura were married in Newport, RI, on October 12, 2014, among 181 of their closest friends and family. The couple continue to live in Brighton after a honeymoon to Saint Martin and Puerto Rico. • In January 2014, Cheryl Mastrogiovanni and her husband, Tom Dentremont, welcomed a baby, Louie Carmine Dentremont. He is sure to be a future BC Eagles fan—and a Bruins fan too! • Congratulations to Debra Nugent Lussier, JD’99, who recently was named a partner at Ropes & Gray in its Boston office.
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1995 20TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 It certainly has been a busy time for some of our classmates, and we are all excited about our upcoming 20th reunion in the spring. In light of this, please keep an eye out for the BC’95 Reunion Facebook page. • Frank Ceruzzi, an English teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, NY, cowrote a new musical, WikiMusical, which made its world debut last summer as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show, a satire of the virtual age, tells the tale of two estranged brothers who find themselves trapped inside the Internet and must reconcile their differences as they navigate through cyberspace. • Jeffrey Boris is now managing director and head of investments and research at Litvak & Co., a newly launched investment firm in Westport, CT, that functions as a multifamily office for a predominantly offshore client base. He has lived in Ridgefield, CT, for the past 13 years with his wife, Christine Bettencourt Boris, and their two children, Edward and Evelyn. • Robert Orlando has been in school administration for the past 10 years. Currently, he is head of school at Academy Hill School, a small private school in Springfield. Robert lives in Southampton 68
with his wife, Karen, and two daughters, Vittoria and Stella. • Luke Orefice married Jim Reilly on October 4, 2014, at Torne Valley Vineyards in Hillburn, NY. BC alums in attendance were his brother Paul Orefice ’92 and Adam Kelly. After 17 years working in the magazine publishing business, Luke left in 2012 to study full-time for his master’s in mental health counseling. Currently, he is a counseling intern in the substance-abuse ward of a mental health agency in Rockland County, NY. He is set to graduate this May with the hope of becoming a licensed mental health counselor in private practice. • On October 20, 2014, Steven Santangelo and his wife, Amanda, welcomed into the world beautiful twin girls, Madia Rita and Aria Angelina. • David Rentz and his wife, Lisa, welcomed their second son, Benjamin, this past year. He joined older brother Will. In February 2014, David became medical director and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.
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1996 Fernando Giachino has opened his own law firm in his hometown of Stuart, FL, specializing in the area of wills, trusts, and estates. • Melissa McNamara Mullen, of Newton, writes: “This is the big year that the Class of ’96 all turn 40, which gives us a great reason to make the effort to see old friends again.” She enjoyed catching up with roommates and fellow nursing school classmates Gina Coniglio and Mary LeBoeuf Ostaszewski. She also attended Mary’s “Gatsbystyle” wedding in Atlanta on Halloween! She writes: “I also had a chance to reconnect with classmates Bob Jones and Collin Earnst, as their band, Magnus, played for my big birthday bash. So great to see everyone again!” She is back at BC as an adjunct faculty member for the fall and spring semesters in the master’s, BSN, and continuing education nursing programs, while also continuing to work clinically at MGH. • Effie Panagiotakis, of Lynn, obtained her JD degree in June 2012 and is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts with a civil litigation practice in Salem. • In August, Roxanne Valentino hosted the Tennessee Freshman Send-off event from her home in Hendersonville. She writes: “Fun was had by the new students, returning students, and alumni!” • In October, Vianka Perez-Belyea received Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s 2014 Latino Achievement Award. She joined BIDMC in 2009 and now manages a team of neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and neurologists in its department of neurology. Vianka majored in biology at BC, then earned a master’s in public health from BU, and spent two years at Kaiser Permanente in Washington DC, focusing on diseases impacting third-world countries, before coming back to Boston to work in community health with Partners HealthCare. • In October, Kevin Willer was the speaker at the Jesuit Alumni and Friends of Chicago luncheon, held at the Union League Club of Chicago. A partner at Chicago Ventures, Kevin previously served as president and CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and also spent over 10 years with Google, cofounding the Google Chicago office in late 2000. Kevin,
wife Victoria, and their children—Jacqueline, Max, and Lizzie—reside in Winnetka.
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1997 In August 2013, Greg “Eggie” Hampton underwent successful heart transplant surgery for the condition that had plagued him since his freshman year at the Heights. He is currently volunteering for a nonprofit, HeartBrothers Foundation, in an attempt to help support patients and families going through heart transplantation. And Greg is also back out on the ice, coaching youth hockey. • In March 2014, Michael Merrigan launched Shadmoor Advisors, an operational due diligence consulting firm that works with institutional investors to identify operational risks related to alternative investments.
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1998 Amy Hughes Leveque is the mother of four young boys: Andrew (10), Matthew (7), Peter (4), and James (10 months). She received her master’s in education from Stanford University in 1999 and her doctorate in education from UCLA in 2001. For the past 10 years, she has been department chair for the AVID program (Achievement Via Individual Determination) at Long Beach Wilson (CA) High School, where she also teaches accelerated modern world history. Amy resides in Los Alamitos with her husband of 13 years, Chris (UConn ’98). • Ryan Howe and his wife, Sara Vitolo, welcomed their daughter Jane into the world on October 3, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. • Sarah Cue married Greg Kiely in October 2013. Classmates attending the wedding were Patricia Moroney, Laura Armstrong, Eileen Cooney Oroszlany, Kristen McMahon Wright MEd’99, Kerry Spellman Curran, Amy Dufour, and Caitlin Gallagher. After completing her MBA from Boston University in 2010, Sarah accepted a position with biotech company ImmunoGen Inc. in Waltham, working in investor relations and corporate communications. The Kielys honeymooned in Argentina and currently live in Wellesley. • Tyson and Alison (Curd) Lowery and their children—Calista, Avalon, and McKinley—recently took a vacation to Colombia. They all enjoyed the country, especially Medellín and Cartagena. • Joe and Jeannette (O’Malley) Floto recently moved to Westport, CT. Baby Theodore was born in July and joins big siblings Alexandra and Andrew. • Paul and Lisa (Hart) Moore welcomed their first child, Christopher, into the world on August 8, 2014. Lisa, Paul, and their dog, Guinness, are so excited about the newest member of their family. Lisa is in her 16th year as a public school teacher in Newton. • Brett Hanlon married Jennie Ann Mark on May 3, 2014. The ceremony was held at St. Pius X in Manchester, NH, and the reception took place at Castleton in Windham. They went to Aruba for their honeymoon. Brett is an EAS manager with the USPS. • On November 6, 2014, Dimitri Philippe Karatzenis was born at the Lindo Wing in
London, the same hospital where Princes William, Harry, and George were born. Mother and father, May and Vassilios Karatzenis, are in heaven. • I had the pleasure of seeing Mike Foley briefly in Chicago, and I spent a fun weekend in November in New York City with Charise Rohm Nulsen, Ereka Vetrini, and Dawn Krieger.
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1999 Hello, Class of 1999. We hope you had a great winter and are ready for the snow to melt and spring to spring. Thank you for all the great updates. Please keep them coming! • Mary and Dan McCulloch welcomed their third son, Edward Ryan McCulloch, on September 6. “Teddy” already has BC gear passed down by his big brothers, Tommy and Jimmy. Dan is executive director of business development with Paloma Partners hedge fund and is based out of Houston. • Timothy Liam Epstein and his wife, Sara Leakey, welcomed the arrival of a little girl, Madeline Welles, on August 29. The Epstein clan calls the windy city of Chicago home. • Danielle Walther married German Rangel in Manhattan Beach on September 27, 2014. • Dave Belford and his wife, Megan, welcomed their first child, Barbara Rose Belford, on September 2, 2014. Mom and Rose are doing great! • Liz Costello Bae JD’04, Steve Bae, and big sister Olivia welcomed Hannah Grace on June 24, 2014, in New York City. • Garrett and Nicole (Vince) Lord (former standout BC cheerleader!) welcomed a baby boy, Mason Vince Lord, on July 26, 2013. They reside in Delray Beach, FL. • Joe and Tammy (Buchan) Dwyer live in Philadelphia with their three kids: Joseph, Sadie, and Keira. Joe is now a hand surgeon in New Jersey. Tammy and Joe also have launched a company based on the wonderful “Christmas pickle tradition.” Check it out at ChristmasPickleTradition.com!
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2000 15TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 The countdown to our 15th reunion continues. Planning is well under way, and the committee is hoping to see you there. Thank you for sharing your news with the rest of the class. • Thomas Joyce recently accepted a position at the Marsh McLennan Agency and relocated back to the Boston area after coaching basketball at Virginia Tech. His wife, Megan, and three daughters are happy to be home! • Jaime Quiros is working as an associate portfolio manager for FBB Capital Partners, an independent wealth management firm in the Washington DC area. He and his wife, Cynthia, live in Rockville, MD. • Aaron Patnode was recently hired as the executive director of Cover Oregon, Oregon’s health insurance marketplace. • Last summer, Ryan and Jennifer (Butterworth) Debin, owners of My Gym Medfield, purchased My Gym Children’s Fitness Centers in Boston and Newton. They would love to see you and your little Eagles for some family fitness fun! •
Michele DiPaolo and Michael Decastro were married on February 15, 2014 (in a foot of snow), in Philadelphia. Michele is currently a nurse practitioner in hospital medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and an adjunct faculty member at Neumann University’s Graduate Nursing School. • Meghan Cronin married Michael Wilson ’03 in Falmouth on July 14, 2012. The family has since expanded, welcoming Michaela Jeanne on July 11, 2013, and Garrett Jeffrey on September 5, 2014. • Eric and Catherine (Attardo) Stanley were proud to welcome their first child, Chase William, on July 4, 2014. Catherine is the PR manager for TRC Companies, a national engineering and environmental consulting firm. • Brian and Missy (Salas) Salamone welcomed their third girl, Peyton Zeidy, to their family on March 19, 2014. Her big sisters, Ashley (5) and Taylor (3), love her like crazy! • Brooke (Schepman) ’06 and Dan Thomason had their second child, Charles Richard, on March 27, 2014. He joins his older brother, Jack (3). The family resides in Westchester, CA. • Thank you for sharing your exciting news with the rest of the class. Don’t forget to start making those Reunion Weekend plans!
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2001 Happy 2015! Last year was eventful for many of our classmates, so let’s get right to it! • Brian and Jillian (Gocinski) Sutton welcomed a new addition to their family, Jack James, on January 10. He joins Katelyn (3) and Sean (2). • Andrew and Aimee (Burke) Valeras, MSW’02, welcomed daughter Acadia Joy in March. She joins big sister Ayanna (6) and big brother Alique (3). Aimee and Andy are on the faculty of NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency at Concord Hospital and often present and publish on working with complexity and the integration of behavioral health in primary care. • Kirsten and Seamus Morley welcomed their third child, Maeve Catherine, on April 28. She joins big brothers Gavin (5) and Colin (3). • In May, Tracey Cullen and her husband, John Hebert, welcomed their first son, Luke. • Tim and Kate (Hartman) Royal welcomed son Daniel David on July 22. David joins big sisters Therese (5) and Claire (2). • Congratulations to Matt and Jaime (Shinn) Pallai on the birth of their fourth child, Andrew Conrad, on October 3. Big brothers Hunter (6) and Jack (4) and big sister Emerson (2) are so excited to welcome baby Drew into the family. • Congratulations to new parents Steve Ross and his wife, Melissa, who welcomed their first child, Ryan James Ross, into the world on October 30. • David DeAngelo married Karen Jack on September 12 at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City. Groomsmen included Gregg Genova, Chris Durand, Cormac O’Neill, and Steve Ross. Also in attendance were Marie Nycz O’Neill, Jon Heagle, Ken Kozack, and Ryan Kelleher. The celebration continued at Studio 450. • Mark Macaluso was named VP, investor relations, at Honeywell International. Previously, Mark was a director on the global corporate development and M&A team at Honeywell. • In September, Edward Ryan joined the Boston law firm Collora as an attorney on the firm’s litigation team. Ed was previously an associate at Cetrulo in Boston. •
I love hearing from all of you, and the column for the next issue is already filling up! Keep those updates coming!
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2002 Congratulations to John Thomas, who married Christina Ochmanowicz on June 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. Eagles in attendance were Bryan Bonk, Michael Barry, James and Meg (Kane) Bride MS’05, Robert Gall, Tarek Nahabet, Michelle Marling Barone, Kelly Langton Otte, and Tim Davis. The wedding reception was held in Cleveland. In attendance were Steve ’00 and Natalie (DiCostanzo) Rini ’00, Fares Chamoun ’01, and Jason Sinnarajah. The couple reside in Broadview Heights, OH. • Ben, MA’06, and Katie (Basta) Kadamus welcomed their third daughter, Olivia, to the family in February 2013. Ben and Katie are also the proud parents of Ellie (7) and Anna (4). The family resides in Worcester. • Doug and Kolleen (Skoney) Johnsen are proud to announce the birth of their second daughter, Emily Katherine, on April 15, 2014. She joins big sister Abigail (Abby), who turned 4 in September. The family resides in New Canaan, CT. • Farah Bernier was recently promoted to national talent management director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has also been working to complete her coaching certification through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. She shares insights learned over the course of her career since graduating from BC in her blog www.livingfabulouslyfierce.wordpress. com. • Congratulations to Jonathan Buck, who married Emily Horowitz ’09 on January 4, 2013, under a perfect sunset on the beaches of Jamaica, a country he first visited as a member of BC’s Ignacio Volunteers. The couple live in Somerville with their dog, Ulysses Buck. • Rich ’03 and Brooke (Shull) Hobbie welcomed a baby girl, Claire Alleyne, on March 27, 2014. • Jason Sinnarajah and wife Jessica welcomed Matthew Sinnarajah into the world on October 13, 2014. Taylor (3) is enjoying being a big brother, and both boys enjoy listening to dad read the children’s book My Daddy Loves BC Football, by Michael Shoule ’92 and Duncan Chinno • Andrew and Sarah Helming Stern welcomed daughter Caroline Anthony Stern on August 29, 2014. The family lives in Falmouth, ME.
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2003 Sara Jordan Rosen (now Sara Jordan Fertman) married Jared Fertman on September 6, 2014, at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Fr. Francis Herrmann, JD’77, helped officiate at the wedding ceremony. The bridal party included ToniAnn Kruse JD’08, Ariana Ebrahimian, and Stephanie (Wolfe) Sherlock. Other Eagles in attendance included Marin Kirby De Leon, Joseph Stanley, Jim and Amelia (Stephens) Clark, Kara Keating Bench, Katie Williamson Sutton, Katie Johnson Flanagan, Meaghan Traverse Cox, Peter and Emily (Ball) Jabbour, Aisling Jumper JD’08, Mike Dailey’04, and Bobby Bench ’04. The happy couple honeymooned in South Africa and Mauritius and now reside in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with their chocolate Lab, Mako. Sara is a program officer 69
at the Tiger Foundation, and Jared is VP and associate general counsel at Access Industries. • Tom and Kristen (Moore) Johnson welcomed their daughter, Elizabeth Everett, into the world on March 10, 2013. Elizabeth is joined at home by big brother William. Kristen earned her PhD in epidemiology and now works at Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Tom works in digital media services at Kate Spade. • Paul and Rachel (Criscuolo) Riccardella welcomed their second daughter, Alexandra Camille, on June 18, 2014. Alexandra was baptized in September in Weston, CT; Margaret Cardillo Fronefield is her godmother. • Caitlin Sullivan Crowther welcomed a new baby, Lena Haruko Joyce, on June 25, 2014. Lena arrived a month early but is doing well, and big brother Sully adores her. • On October 3, 2014, Kathleen and Kevin Swatt, MS’04, welcomed their first child and future Eagle, Olivia Mabel Swatt. • Michael and Michelle (Grabicki) Grover also welcomed their first child, Grace Catherine, on January 27, 2014. • Sara Burnett and Colin Taylor were married on August 16 at St. Mary’s Church in Annapolis. Eagles in attendance included Ryan Abrecht, Laura Burke and Mike Brady ’05, Victoria Criado, Darrell Goodwin, Siti Eschrich, Amanda Finizio, Jennifer Nocco, and Yesenia Mejia Saulino. The couple currently live in Washington DC, where Sara works in education at a nonprofit immigration organization, and Colin is an administrator for DC Public Schools. • Erica Camilo DiNitto welcomed her third son, Zachary Christopher DiNitto, in August 2013. Erica has founded her own PR consulting company, Connexa Communications, which services a variety of VC and technology PR accounts. • On August 26, 2014, Brian and Karen (Van Doran) Coughlin, MEd’05, welcomed a daughter, Brienne Lange, into the world. The couple also have a son, Alexander John, and currently reside in Sharon. • Matthew Sullivan and his wife, Hillary, MEd’10, welcomed a baby girl, Brooke Claire (in honor of BC!), on April 7, 2014. Big brother Dennis enjoys having a little sister at home in Reading. Matthew is director of sales for Christie Student Health, a student health insurance company in Lexington.
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2004 Lots of news from 2004 alumni! First, our class got a little bigger in 2014, with four weddings. Jetta Sandin married Jason Eddy on November 8 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington DC. They celebrated their wedding with fellow Eagles Courtney Shea (maid of honor), Brianne Moskovitz Baxa, Kelly Bloom, Karinn Cologne, Taylor Healy, Katherine Stainken, Allie Weiskopf, David Wessel, Lindsay Williamson MA’05, and Esther Adetunji JD’11. The couple reside in Bethesda, MD. • Kristi Palmsten married Eric Magnuson on October 11 at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis. BC alumni celebrating with them included Molly Cutcliffe Alexander, Sapna Thakkar Amin, Naomi Otto Berry, Kristyn Bunce DeFilipp, Adam and Katie (Trong) Drucker PhD’09, Michael Grippaldi, Tania Rudnitsky Hogg, Christopher Lindahl, Kate Heckel Leahy, Carissa Mann, Rebecca Stern Nickles, and Fran Taglia. The couple reside in San Diego. • Melissa Barrett married David Thomas, a graduate of Northeastern University, on September 6 in Tewksbury. The 70
reception was held at Cruiseport Gloucester in Gloucester. Class of 2004 alumni in attendance included Kelly Bloom, Denise Carlon, Stephen Cromack MBA’14, Juliana Gaita-Monjaraz, Christopher George, Jessica Pandolfi Hawkins, Mark Khan, Katie Meehan, Keith Normant, Katherine Romano JD’07, and Lindsey Thorne-Bingham. Other alumni in attendance included Kara Gallagher Cromack ’06; Katy Fritz ’03; Susie Brzostek George ’06; Chris Holsten ’03; and Liam ’00, MBA’11, and Lauren (Forbes) Timmons ’02. Melissa is an RN at Massachusetts General Hospital, and David is a physical therapist at Tewksbury Physical Therapy. The couple reside in Tewksbury. • Marika Beaton married Josh Reuling in Sonoma County, CA, in August. The two split their time between the East Coast and the West Coast, where they are principals at Reuling Vineyard on the Sonoma coast, making chardonnay and pinot noir. Marika serves as chief of staff to Harvard’s EVP. • Next, we got even bigger, with at least eight new babies. Matthew ’03 and Kristen (DeBoy) Caminiti, MSW’05, welcomed son Connor Matthew DeBoy Caminiti on October 1. He joins his older brothers, Ryan (4) and Zachary (1). • Christopher and Emily (D’Amour) Pardo welcomed son Martin on September 16. They live in Jamaica Plain. • Charles and Michelle (Lane) Jones welcomed a baby boy on June 8. They also have a two-year-old daughter. Michelle joined the Office of Administrative Courts in Denver as an administrative law judge in August 2014. • Brian and Carolyn (Gottstein) Gannon, MBA’12, welcomed their first child, Henry Joseph Gannon, on May 31. • Robert Orthman and his wife, Jessica, welcomed their son, Jack Willis Orthman, in April. Jack and family are doing great. They live in the Roslindale neighborhood of Boston. • Elise Gregory Putnam, MSW’05, and her husband, Zach, welcomed their first child, Alice Marie, on April 22. They live in Atlanta. • Matt and Caitlin (Leahy) Fitzpatrick, MA’08, welcomed a son, Ryan Thomas, on April 5. The couple reside in Edgewater, NJ. • Nick and Elizabeth (Evans) D’Ascensao welcomed a daughter in January 2014. Grace Isabelle made her first trip to the Heights for Reunion Weekend, where she got to spend time with the Class of 2004 and the Class of 1974, her grandmother’s class. • And finally, in professional news: Matt Millea is now local sales manager at the CBS and CW affiliates in Albany, NY. He began his new job in November. • Richard Kabobjian will be opening his second health club with the Club Metro USA Fitness and Wellness Center franchise in Paterson, NJ. His first club is in Jersey City. • Stefanie Juell accepted a position as the national IRB manager for Catholic Health Initiatives, headquartered in Englewood, CO.
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2005 10TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Michael Hemak and Kjersti Johanson were married on August 9, 2014, at Sugar Pine Point State Park in South Lake Tahoe, NV. The couple reside in Sacramento, where they are emergency medicine physicians for Kaiser Permanente. • BC roommates John
Curley, Drew Locke, and Andrew Grillo took their yearly summer trip to Atlantic City to indulge in some saltwater taffy. The three have been best friends since living on the eighth floor of Walsh Hall during sophomore year. • Mary Christine Kwiatek, MEd’06, recently spent two weeks in Cuernavaca, Mexico, participating in the Cemanahuac Spanish immersion program. She currently teaches middle school Spanish in Lexington and enjoys football games at the Heights with her family. • Nicholas and Marcela (Sosa) Bucklin welcomed their first child, Sophia, into the world on April 4, 2014. The family lives in San Francisco, where Marcela works at Sephora’s corporate offices and Nick at Franklin Templeton Investments. Nick is also pursuing his MBA through UC Berkeley’s evening and weekend program. • Rob and Margaret (Green) DeLanders celebrated the birth of their first child, Matthew Green, in July. • Kevin and Lindsay (Chalmers) Burns welcomed baby girl Hanna Ryan on July 10, 2014. • Reza Riordan McDow was born on September 3, 2014, to Clea McDow and her husband, Kory, joining first daughter Deja. • Matt and Helen (Ryan) Dobrowski were married in 2009 and celebrated the birth of their daughter in 2013. Helen is currently producing a four-hour PBS documentary on the life of Walt Disney that will air nationally in fall 2015. • Ravi Kalwani is living in Washington, where he is a physician at Tacoma Family Medicine, with a focus on preparation for serving rural and urban underserved patients. • Stephanie Miles Klock recently joined Pernod Ricard, a global producer of wine and spirits, as head of digital solutions for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. She lives in Paris. • Robert Rich cofounded MySaleSpy.com, a retail community allowing online shoppers to curate their personal lookbooks, share styles, track trends, and receive automatic emails when their favorite items go on sale. • Elizabeth “Zibby” McCleary, MSW’10, was recently named director of development for Cristo Rey Boston High School, a Catholic college preparatory school that serves exclusively low-income students in Dorchester. • John Kennedy married Ashley Lewis at the Atkinson Country Club in New Hampshire. John Geiger, Joe Cooper JD/MEd’13, John Wynne, Adrian Anderson, Corey Manchester MS’08, and Curt Bitsoff were in the wedding party, and Joseph Kennedy ’07 was one of the best men. Also in attendance were Melissa Sherman Cunningham; Maureen Downes; Christopher ’04 and Kellie (Faircloth) Hawkins; Elizabeth Hassan; Lauren Schultz Geiger ’04, MEd’05; Laura Kebel Manchester; Aoife Millar; Kathleen McDermott; Sanjay Arora; Erin O’Neil; Allison Cherundolo; Cindy Harrington MS’12; Sean Ahern; and Mary Ann Dempsey JD’97. • Marc Breslin has been assisting several contemporary artists such as Jenny Holzer, Alessandro Pessoli, and Sharon Lockhart. He lives and works in LA. He has had several international exhibitions alongside artists such as Gerhard Richter, Antony Gormley, and Wolfgang Tillmans at venues including the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, in Florence, and Umberto Di Marino, in Naples, Italy, and the New Museum and the Emily Harvey Foundation, both in New York City. Upcoming exhibitions were being planned at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York in December and at the Fondazione Rivoli Due in
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2006 Jay Beekman married Kelly Madigan at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, VA, on June 1, 2013. Many fellow Eagles were in attendance, including 22 fellow 2006 graduates. • Caroline Zwick married Gustav Johan Rasmus Knutsson, a native of Sweden, on August 31, 2014, at the Park Weggis Hotel in Weggis, Switzerland (near Caroline’s father’s house). BC was strongly represented at the wedding: Bridesmaids included Rachel Barnett, Erin Laetz, and Ali Eastman, and other guests included Peter and Alex (Grimley) Robbins, Brooke Burns, and David de Barros. Caroline and Raz have decided to start a new tradition and will be the first members of the “Zwickson” family, taking from both Caroline’s family’s long German history and the Swedish tradition of adding “son” to a child’s father’s name. Both Caro and Raz are successful entrepreneurs in New York City, Caro having launched a life coach business for women (carolinezwick.com) and Raz’s startup tech company, Qwiki (where he is head of design), having been acquired by Yahoo! in 2013. • Leigh ’07, JD’10, and Taylor (Heyen) Tinmouth were married at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on April 26, 2014. The wedding party included Kate Dilworth Ahern ’05, MBA’09; Maggie Howell; Jamie Blosser Morris; Elise Melvin Saur MS’05; Mike Anello ’07; Kevin Dziubek ’07; and Jason Swergold ’07, JD’10. Other BC alumni in attendance included Mike Day ’04, JD’10; Kate Unger Davis; Frank Deluccia; Will Dowd; Meredith DuMais MA’07; Mark Faga; Ryan Heffernan; Ali Leshik; Matthew Putorti; Ted Serra; Ross Warren; Atlas Anagnos ’07, MBA’10; Steve Englehardt ’07; Alex Lofredo ’07, MEd’08; Joe Mattaini ’07; Melissa (Kasparian) Swergold ’07, MS’08; Lauren Vanderland ’07; and Alexis Ruginis JD’10. Taylor and Leigh reside in Boston. • Kelly Rodriguez has accepted a position at Regis High School in New York City. She loves being back with the Jesuit community and the sense of helping others. She is working in the College Guidance Office.
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2007 Claire Lerchen Minneman graduated in May from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education with an EdM in higher education. She is currently the associate director of college counseling at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT. • Last year, Anthony Elia relocated to London, joined the oil and gas investment banking team at HSBC, and earned his CFA charter. He plans to become an active member of the local BC alumni chapter. • Nora Frias, MA’12, and Frantz Berthaud ’08 were married on August 8 at the Boston Exchange Conference Center. The wedding ceremony and reception was attended by BC alumni spanning from the Class of 2005 to the Class of 2012. • Alanna Wong
BC struck just the right balance of a supportive community that pushed me forward.” —Erik Weihenmayer ’91, H’03
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Milan in January. • Paul and Kathryn (Henry) Zentko welcomed their son, Noah Henry Zentko, on September 20, 2013.
A Life Lived with “No Barriers”
rik Weihenmayer does not Erik believe in barriers. That’s why he became the first blind person to climb Mount Everest (he’d already conquered Alaska’s Mount McKinley, and now has com» Major: English pleted the Seven Summits, climbing » Living in: Golden, Colo. to the highest point on each continent), raced across Moroccan deserts and » Memoir: Touch the Top of mountains, cycled the grueling the World: A Blind Man’s Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race, Journey to Climb Farther and most recently kayaked 277 miles Than the Eye Can See down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Erik says his most cherished achievement, though, is founding the nonprofit organization No Barriers USA, which strives to impart his philosophy—what he calls “the No Barriers mind-set”—to others. The organization’s mission is to “unleash the potential of the human spirit,” and surely Erik could be no better guide. Though juvenile retinoschesis took his sight at the age of 13, he always fought against the idea that his life would be in any way diminished. “The No Barriers message is that what is within you is stronger than what is in your way,” says Erik. “I believe that, I live that, and I am totally passionate about sharing it.” He shares his belief that adversity can be turned to advantage through a busy schedule of public speaking, in several documentaries about his adventures, and through videos and blogs on his website, www.touchthetop.com. What’s next? “I’m more into mountains than rivers, and there are some seriously steep ice and rock faces in the Alps that are calling my name.”
Weihenmayer ’91, H’03
Valdez and her husband, Edgar ’04, MA’05, welcomed their new daughter, Ilsa Adela Valdez, to the family on April 17. All are a bit sleep deprived but doing well and enjoying life together! • Melissa Koski Carney was promoted to account director at Fahlgren Mortine, an integrated marketing, PR, and advertising agency. • May Li graduated from Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law last May and took both the New York and the New Jersey Bar exams; she was waiting for the results. She plans to join Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt as an associate, pending admission.
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2008 Melissa Owumi was promoted to manager of government affairs for the Madison Square Garden Company. • Dave Brace works for a Chicago-based start-up that recently launched its website, charlieapp.com. “Charlie,” Dave explains, “helps you make a great impression for a meeting, pitch, or interview by compiling one-pagers on the people you’re about to meet, before you see them.” • Robert White earned his JD from the University of Denver Law School in 2011 and is now deputy DA in the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. Robert resides in Parker, CO. • Daniel Meenan married Caitlin Leutwiler on August 2, 2014, in Lake Forest, IL. Classmates in attendance included Meagan Coyle, Caitlin Gregory Crowshaw, Jennifer Eng, Emily Waetjen, Catherine Annibell Connolly, Madeline Kelty, Abby Uzupis, Kevin Boland, Duncan Bourgoin, Bryan Sun MBA’13, Tim Galvin, Greg Lisman, Eric Anderson, Christopher Sanz, Serafino Bueti, Will Pulito, and Dave Pulito. Daniel and Caitlin currently live in New York City. • On September 17, Lauren Sommer, MSW’09, and Anthony DeMarco ’07 officially tied the knot at Trinity Chapel. Jack Butler, SJ, STL’06, married the couple; a few days later, Catherine Brunell ’99, MA’05, presided over a gathering of the couple’s family and friends at Harrington Farm in Princeton, MA. The bridal party included Cara Caponi, Maureen Cummins, Melanie Houlihan MEd’09, Tim Connolly ’07, Prince Kyereme ’07, and Eric Pierce ’07, and there were many other Eagles in attendance. From all reports, it was a beautiful day filled with fun, joy, and love. The couple reside in Dorchester. • Katie Kudzma reported two more autumn weddings: Craig Noyes, MA’13, married Elizabeth Borge ’02 on November 15, 2014, in Portsmouth, NH. The wedding party included matron of honor Katie Kelley Metevier ’09, MA’10, and best man Seth Dolan among several BC classmates. Also, Nathan Ball and Amanda Hudome were married on October 25, 2014 in Paoli, PA, with a reception following at Spring Hollow Golf Club in Spring City. Best man and “best woman,” Nathan’s brother Joshua and Amanda’s sister Kelsey, respectively, were joined by a number of BC classmates in the wedding party. • Brendan and Kaitlin (Dunn) Lang spent their second wedding anniversary traveling in India and Thailand. Kaitlin’s cousin, Jennifer McNamara, MS’04, married Alok Dhanda in New Delhi in October, and Kaitlin and Brendan headed across the world to partake in the celebrations. After an exciting two-day Indian wedding, they traveled to Agra to visit Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal, and then to Thailand to celebrate their anniversary. Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and 72
Krabi all offered incredible sights and cultural adventures, including becoming elephant owners for the day and playing with tigers. “It was a trip of a lifetime!” they write.
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2009 Thanks to all who shared news and adventures for this column! • David Brites wrote from Tonga, where he was about to embark on the last leg of an incredible journey to fulfill a childhood dream: to help out if his favorite book, The Hobbit, was ever made into a film. It was—in New Zealand. This past February, David set out from his Rhode Island home and traveled via Mexico, Panama, and Chile to Easter Island, where the ship he was on lost her mast and drifted to Pitcairn before sailing on to Tahiti. There he boarded a ship bound for New Zealand. During the voyage, David, who is a songwriter, completed writing his first album; he plans to record it with a group of sailing gypsy musicians he met in Tahiti and take it along to New Zealand. He was expecting to arrive in mid-November. • This past fall, Cailin Brodel became the first female firefighter in the Bayonne (NJ) Fire Department’s 108-year history! • Matt Porter has accepted a new job at WCIA CBS 3 as capitol bureau chief in Springfield, IL. • Alexandra Saieh is working as a policy officer on the Syria crisis for Oxfam in Jordan and is based in Amman. • In September Stephanie Howe and Zainul Hasanali were married in Houston and in Minneapolis. They celebrated according to both Indian and American traditions with family and friends, many of whom were BC alumni. • On October 4, Samantha Steverman married Michael Flaherty (Villanova ’09) in Washington DC. Samantha is a reading curriculum manager for Center City Public Charter Schools in DC. The couple live in Arlington, VA. • In May Sara Stromer received her MA in social enterprise from American University’s School of International Service. • Vanessa Vacante recently graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and passed the Ohio Bar exam. She is currently clerking for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin and will start as an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland in October 2015. • Hannah Ames recently resigned from her job of four years with GE’s energy business, moved to a new city, and began a new job: running Glorious (beGlorious. org), the nonprofit she had started in 2010. Hannah had accepted the job with GE while a senior at BC, but after graduating, she deferred starting and spent a few months volunteering in Tanzania at an “orphanage school.” She went on to help build the school’s first classroom and put in plumbing and a water tower. When she returned home to begin working at GE, she simultaneously started the nonprofit in order to continue supporting the children in Tanzania. Glorious Tanzania has since evolved into a community development project, working to build sustainable communities through childhood education. It has established a microfinance network to help women start small businesses and a water project to provide clean water. Construction of a second campus is under way, and Hannah hopes the organization will eventually become a self-sustaining entity and expand into other countries.
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2010 5TH REUNION May 29–31, 2015 Last year, Laura Colt Bedward, MS’11, celebrated her first wedding anniversary and earned her CPA license. She is now a consultant for CFGI in Boston. • Lauren Tuccelli is in her final year of the physician assistant program at Duke University. • Alison Salmon and husband Trevor Lair welcomed a baby girl in May. • Rachel Delia is working for Citi in New York City. • Katherine Marr, MEd’14, joined the Marr Companies in a fulltime capacity in the marketing department as communications coordinator. She is the fourth member of the sixth generation of Marr family members to work for the company, which was founded in 1898. • Brandon Barela married Elise Waters on October 25, 2014, at St. Michael’s in Chicago. • Meghan Gavin has accepted a clerkship in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, which will commence this September. • Tristiaña Hinton is currently traveling the world, working as a missionary. She is in South America now but will be heading to Africa and Asia as part of the interdenominational Christian mission trip called the World Race. • Stephanie De Los Angeles just started a new position with Liberty Mutual in Andover while also finishing her MBA at Assumption College in Worcester. • George Zhao recently completed a three-week China excursion with Andrew Ni ’11, MS’12. They traveled from Beijing to Macau and everywhere in between, experiencing everything from the Great Wall of China to the famous Portuguese egg tarts. “It was an extraordinary trip,” says George. • Ryan Murphy married Julie Gilbody, MEd’11, on campus at St. Ignatius in July 2014. Their wedding party included many members of the Class of 2010, who celebrated at the State Room with countless other Eagles, old and young alike. • Ben Kimmerle moved to Brooklyn a year ago to pursue a fellowship with Education Pioneers. Since then, he has been working at the Newark (NJ) Charter School Fund to support the charter community in the city. • Joshua Pavano recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of Jonas Umbrellas, the company he started, which funds clean water wells at schools in Uganda through the sale of limited-edition umbrellas. He planned to travel to Uganda to film the drilling of the first well in February 2015. • In addition to his day job as an accountant, earlier last year Ralph Liberatoscioli started a travel consulting business, PointsCentric, that helps clients acquire frequent-flyer miles and other loyalty program points at little to no cost (e.g., by opening a credit card, bank account, etc.) and then use those miles and points for free travel. Using these techniques, he has helped clients earn millions of miles and then use them to book first-class trips to Bora-Bora, Bali, Europe, and more for free! For his efforts, he was featured in Long Island Business News. • Meghan Flanagan married Xiangnan Wang in 2013 and is currently working in the corporate finance department at Genzyme. • Don’t forget to save the date for our upcoming Reunion Weekend, May 29–31. For more information, visit bc.edu/alumni/events/reunion.html.
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2011 Michael Kilpatrick Morton earned his JD from Saint Louis University School of Law in May 2014 and passed the Missouri Bar exam. Michael, who majored in communication at BC, is now deputy legislative counsel for the Nevada State Legislature and lives in Gardnerville. • William Hunter is now an associate in the real estate practice group at Dilworth Paxson. William recently served as a Fair Housing Enforcement Division intern in the Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a May 2014 cum laude graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was a Law and Public Policy Scholar, a Beasley Scholar, and research editor of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. • Matthew Dunn graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine’s master of science in bioimaging program last August. • Kayleigh Dudevoir, founder of the Madrigal Singers of Boston College, is beginning her second season as executive director of the Chicago Chamber Choir—which was recently named one of the top five choirs in the city by CBS News. Outside of CCC, Kayleigh is assistant to the VP of the Chicago real estate firm Draper and Kramer. • Cliff Baratta moved from Boston to San Francisco for a job at Cleantech. In San Francisco, there is a BC Eagle block, where alumni Brendon Wong, Nicholas Ochi, Brandon Smith, Katie Aguirre, Elizabeth McCool, and Patrick MacDonell all live. • Roberto D’Agord earned a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Michigan and was recently hired by ExxonMobil in Houston. • Alexander Ljubich has successfully transitioned into his target career in equity research after three years working as a private banking analyst for J.P. Morgan. He is now working at Jefferies, covering the software industry under an award-winning senior analyst.
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2012 Lauren Malishchak recently began her first year of medical school at Tufts University with fellow classmates Kevin McGovern and Michael Adondakis. She was accepted to the Tufts Student Service Scholars program, a mentoring program focusing on training to become a physician who works with medically underserved populations. • Giselle Hernandez has relocated to Massachusetts and is working at Health Care For All as an online community coordinator and manager. • KD Misgen married her high school sweetheart, David Nowicki, on June 9, 2014, in Denver at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish. The couple live outside Chicago, where KD is in her second year at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. • Matthew McCluney earned his master’s in community and regional planning from the University of Oregon in June and immediately started working as the campus transportation planner at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. • Christina Rossetti has moved from Boston to San Francisco. • After working at a law firm in New York City for two years, Mary Wolfe is taking time out to travel until August. Mary plans to live near Tucson, AZ, for six months
Learning about Archbishop Romero taught me to see injustice and to fight against it—to be the change I wish to see in the world.” —Stephanie Valencia ’04
An Eagle Advocating for Latinos on Capitol Hill
was raised in New Mexican Stephanie farm country. My mom was a teacher, and my dad was a government worker. They cleaned buildings on nights and weekends,” » Winner: BC’s Stephanie Valencia recalls. Their Archbishop Oscar A. determination inspired her. Romero Scholarship “Every time I saw the odds stacked against a Latina from a » Currently: Deputy chief small, rural town, I dared anyone of staff to the U.S. to bet against me.” Secretary of Commerce Now, as deputy chief of staff at » Living in: Rockville, Md. the U.S. Commerce Department, Stephanie is one of the most senior Latina officials appointed by the White House. She’s risen steadily in Washington power circles, driven by her passionate advocacy for issues crucial to the Latino community. “Hispanic outreach is in Stephanie’s DNA,” the Huffington Post said recently when it named her to its recent “40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics” list. She’s worked closely with President Obama—on his campaigns, as part of the Obama-Biden presidential transition team, and in the White House for several years as principal deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement. Her role in the Commerce Department is also focused on public engagement, concentrating on Latino issues. Known for her tireless mentoring of other Latinas in politics, she says, “I would never have made it to the White House if my parents hadn’t encouraged and fought for me every day. And I wouldn’t have gotten my start in Washington if not for the Latinos who made it their mission to give others following in their footsteps a helping hand.”
to write a sustainability policy for a pecan farm and will move on to an organic chocolate farm in a rainforest in Costa Rica for two months before backpacking around Europe for two months. In August Mary will start at Columbia Law School in New York City. • Alex Myers is enjoying his yearlong work assignment across the pond in jolly old London! Alex has been cheering on his beloved Eagles football team from various pubs around the city. He says it has been a great experience even though he misses his dog, Dusty, dearly. • Last September, Kevin Law started a new job with Towers Watson, a large business consulting firm, in its Arlington, VA, office. • Amanda Ravas and Luke Lapointe were married at St. Clement in Chicago on November 8, 2014. Amanda, a graduate of A&S, works in advertising, and Luke, a graduate of the Carroll School, is in investment banking. They celebrated with friends, family, and many classmates at the University Club of Chicago. Amanda and Luke plan to reside in Chicago and are excited to continue their journey together.
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2013 Cristina Hargrave is going back to Seoul, South Korea, to teach in an academy for a second year. • Christine Movius recently finished her Fulbright grant in Malaysia, where she spent nine months teaching English in a rural primary school and hosting a number of English camps. She studied theater arts at BC and used theater as a successful teaching mechanism through puppetry, song, dance, and skits. • Paige Berube is a second-year graduate student at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara. She is studying coastal marine natural resource management and working on a master’s thesis on the California commercial swordfish fishery. During the summer, Paige interned with Conservation International Ecuador on the Galápagos Islands, where she investigated the supply and demand of fresh produce and the role of the agricultural sector in reducing the spread of invasive species.
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2014 Hello, fellow BC’14 graduates! My name is Jenn Howard, and I will be serving as your class notes correspondent. I am very much looking forward to being a liaison between our class and the greater BC community. Please feel free to contact me with any news and updates from your life as a BC graduate! I look forward to hearing from you.
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carroll school Patrick Cataldo, MBA’94, has been working in consulting, corporate HR, and finance for more than 20 years. In 2010, he joined global professional services company Towers Watson, and last November, he was promoted to managing consultant at the company’s 74
Arlington, VA, office. • John Zilch, MBA’11, recently started working at NetProspex, a marketing data management company, as a product manager. • Carol Rosa Sabia, MBA’83, is VP of talent at reacHIRE, which helps women return to the workforce after a career break. She is also a board member at Life Work Direction in Jamaica Plain. • Octavio O. Almeida, MBA’87, has joined Europ Star Aircraft GmbH, a large operator of business jets in Europe, as chief commercial officer. • Audra Herman, MBA’02, founded Summit Consulting in 2010, focusing on change management for Fortune 100 companies. She also gave birth to her second child, Emily Herman, in June 2011. • John Keane, MBA’75, recently retired from his position as director of finance and administration for the library system at the University of Pennsylvania. • Andrew Linton, MBA’98, is currently working as a software developer at Concur Technologies. • Juv Marchisio, MBA’98, has published Dan’s Dumb Decision (AuthorHouse, 2013), a fun children’s book he credits as a family effort. • Andrew Menard, MBA’90, received a kidney transplant in June from a living donor and encourages all to become a living donor or to list as a donor on their driver’s license. • Baris Merzeci, MS’03, is the founder of YB Real Estate Consulting Services Ltd. • Christian Amport, MBA’10, is the founder of Overshores Brewing Company, whose Blanc de Blanche Wit won a gold medal at the Great International Beer Competition held in Providence in November.
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connell school Nancy Coyne Baker ’74, PhD’12, has a new position as an assistant professor of nursing at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. • Nicole Neibaur Behrmann, MS’08, and her husband, Luke Behrmann, welcomed a daughter, Claire, in May. • Margaret McCluskey Cleary ’59, MS’61, was presented with the John H. McAulay Award for her work to improve the vocational lives of the blind and visually impaired. • Ketura’h Edwards, MS’13, is working as a women’s health nurse practitioner at a community health center in Boston. • Rebecka Evans, MS’08, is now a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Boston Children’s Hospital. • Emily MacLeod Garcia, MS’08, and her husband, Adam Garcia, welcomed a son, Elliott Henry, in June. • Christie Jurena-Lucchetti, MS’08, and her husband, Kevin Lucchetti, welcomed a daughter, Elena Carolyn, in September. • Kathryn Phillips, MS’10, PhD’13, and her husband, Greg Charvat, welcomed a daughter, Lydia, in April. • Karen Pounds, MS’83, is now working in psychiatric nursing at Northeastern University, where she is an assistant clinical professor at Bouvé College of Health Sciences. • Eileen Searle ’06, MS’13, is now an assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. • Susan Wilkinson, MS’14, has a new position in a one-year nurse practitioner residency program with Harvard South Shore Psychiatry.
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gsas Robert Henry, MST’67, retired from teaching in 1999. He and his wife, Helene, live in Brattleboro, VT, and have two daughters and three grandchildren. Robert volunteers for various groups, travels, and spends time at his summer cottage on Cape Cod. • Dan Keohane, MA’65, also retired in 1999, from Raychem Corporation in California, and currently serves on the Admissions and Teaching Learning Committees at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement. Dan and his wife, Anne, celebrated their 50th anniversary by taking their children and grandchildren on a trip of a lifetime: a Mediterranean cruise. • Wayne Klug, PhD’94, has been a professor of psychology at Berkshire Community College for the past 20 years. Wayne coauthored, with fellow BC grad Anne O’Dwyer ’87, PhD’96, and others “The Burden of Combat: Cognitive Dissonance in Iraq War Veterans,” in Treating Young Veterans (Springer, 2011). He is a recipient of many awards, including Telly awards for writing and political commentary; the Making a Difference award from the Alliance for Community Media; and an award for “outstanding teaching and mentoring for community college faculty.” He also produced a documentary film, The Last Wild Place with Christopher Reeve, about preserving Greylock Glen, and cofounded Wind Wise Massachusetts, an alliance formed to address concerns about wind energy. • Sara Dougherty, MS’08, received her PhD in geophysics from Caltech in 2014. • Cynthia Petrie, MA’86, is a history teacher and department head at Lyman Memorial High School in Lebanon, CT. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2014. • Carmela Cattuti, MA’80, published her first novel, Between the Cracks: One Woman’s Journey from Sicily to America (Three Towers Press, 2013). The book is based on her great aunt’s experience of the 1908 earthquake in Sicily and her subsequent emigration. • Rose Euart Doherty, MA’68, just published Katharine Gibbs: Beyond White Gloves (CreateSpace, 2014), which explores the institution’s history from 1911 to 2011. Rose was an English teacher and academic dean at Katharine Gibbs School in Boston and a member of the school’s board of trustees. During her career, she has taught writing and literature at BC, the Boston Conservatory, and Framingham State University and served as an assistant dean at Northeastern University. Rose lives in Needham, where she is a board member of the Needham Free Public Library and the Needham Historical Commission. • Marcus Mescher, MTS’09, PhD’13, recently joined the faculty of Xavier University as an assistant professor of Christian ethics in the theology department. Marcus, wife Anne, and sons Noah (5) and Benjamin (1) are enjoying life in Cincinnati so far. • Ofer Markman, PhD’97, has founded ProCognia Israel; Wheyconomy and Wheyducation; and Milkpro, a food engineering start-up, in Haifa, Israel.
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bc social work Rachel DiBella, MSW’14, is the first assistant director for sexual violence prevention and response at Boston College. She trains the BC community in best practices for responding to violence and supports students working to end sexual violence on campus. • Kathy
McNamara Ohman, MSW’80, is president of Friends Or Relatives With Autism & Related Disabilities (FORWARD) and is developing a housing community on Cape Cod for adults with autism and developmental disabilities. • Adrianne Cady, MSW’76, retired in August as a clinical social worker at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers, FL. • Lynn Huber, MSW’07, STM’07, is senior clinical manager for North Shore Counseling Center in Beverly and a guest lecturer of abnormal psychology at Endicott College. Lynn developed a presentation, “Inside the Mind of a Self-Injurer,” to educate clinicians on the emotional, biochemical, and addictive aspects of self-injury and to give a new perspective on treatment focusing on harm reduction and therapeutic alliance. • Tara Earls Larrison, MSW’93, was honored at the 2014 Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting, where her article, “Does Social Work Have a Signature Pedagogy?” in the Journal of Social Work Education, was recognized as the Best Conceptual Article for the year. Tara is a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. • Joe Pickering Jr., MSW’65, retired as CEO of Community Health and Counseling Services, one of Maine’s largest home health and mental health services; he has continued his advocacy work in mental health as a board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine. • Clairejanice McConnell, MSW’76, retired from the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families after 45 years of service. • Suki Hanfling, MSW’73, is a clinical social worker/therapist in Waltham. She is a recipient of the first New England/ New York American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Sex Therapy as a Therapist, Teacher, and Supervisor. Suki also received the McLean Hospital Social Work Service Award given to the social worker who has made the greatest contribution to social work practice. • Alice McCarter, MSW’97, is celebrating 25 years at New Communities Services, a nonprofit corporation in Cambridge that manages affordable housing and Windsor House Adult Day Health programs. Alice leads a support group for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. • In September the School of Social Work became the first Boston College school to have a blog! We invite you to check out Innovate@BCSocialWork, an interactive space for those committed to social justice: http://bit.ly/1myO5HN.
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lynch school Edie Black-Scherer, MA’96, recently published her debut novel, The Price of Fame (Birdie Cracker Book, 2014). After earning her
master’s in higher education administration, Edie worked as an educator and director in university management and health care before turning to creative writing. She lives outside Boston with her husband and two sons. • Kelly Clark, MEd’08, is an autism strand specialist for a public K–8 school in Boston. She and husband Brian married in 2011 and have a daughter, Brenna (2). • Jeff Colucci, PhD’79, earned his doctorate in psychology and has devoted his career to helping children with special needs, first at the Franciscan Hospital for Children and currently as codirector of the Triumph Center in Reading. He and his wife, Nancy, a special education administrator, have two grown daughters, Laura and Elizabeth, who live in New York City and Brussels, respectively. • In October, the late Michael Collins, MEd’72, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Leaders and Legends of the Blindness Field in Louisville, KY. Michael led education programs for children who are deafblind at the Perkins School for the Blind for 30 years. He also launched Hilton/Perkins International to expand deafblind education in the developing world and cofounded the National Coalition on Deafblindness. Michael died in 2008. • Marcia Dumaresq, MEd’65, has moved from teaching to farming, helping her son Dave in the community-supported agriculture program. Also, in her parish, she has moved from religious education to bereavement outreach. • After six years working in alumni affairs and development in higher ed—at Harvard, Tufts, and MIT—in 2013, Shane Dunn, MA’10, joined Excel Academy Charter Schools in East Boston as the managing director of strategic growth and development. • Jake Haugevik, MEd’12, is in his fifth year at Nativity Preparatory School in Boston— where he works alongside Richard Wisgirda ’08, MEd’11; Erin McGowan MEd’12; and Daniel Roy MEd’06. • Ingrid Herrera-Yee, MA’97, was voted the 2014 Massachusetts National Guard Spouse of the Year. She works to champion mental health issues that affect service members and their families and has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill and across the country in this effort. • Kate McCluskey, MEd’13, teaches seventh grade at the Churchill School and Center in New York City. She says she’s loving her time at Churchill, which has a special focus on helping students with language-based learning disabilities. • Tong Shen, MA’14, earned her degree in educational psychology and is considering a doctoral program related to psychometrics. • Ashley Shinay, MA’08, returned to the undergrad admissions field as an associate dean of admissions at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME.
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stm Greg, MA’07, and Maura (Proulx) Carpinello, MA’07, and son Andrew (2) welcomed a new addition to their family, Dominic Thomas, on November 16, 2013. • Sr. Margaret Kerry, MA’14, gave a presentation to the Daughters of St. Paul on the vocation and mission of the laity from Rerum Novarum to Evangelii Guadium. • Monique Cerundolo, MA’10, has published Seasons of Grief and Hope,
(CreateSpace, 2013), which is an exploration of the process of grief through the arts of quilting and poetry. • Melissa Lesieur, MA’12, is now teaching religion at St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg. • Kathy Simisky, MA’08, just returned from a wonderful pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the Archdiocese of Boston. • Angela Siegel, MA’14, is currently teaching theology at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree. • Sandra Dorsainvil, MA’10, cofacilitated and co-led a civil rights pilgrimage to several states in the South in September 2014. The pilgrims encountered Sarah Collins Rudolph, survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham in 1963, and Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson, survivor of Bloody Sunday of the Selma march in March 1965. • Jim Goeke, SJ, MEd’90, is now the assistant director of novices at the Jesuit Novitiate for the U.S. Central and Southern Province. • Daniel Walters, OSB, MA’84, is presently the prior and vocation director at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham. • Dave Hinchen has been the New England regional director of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps since 2010. During that time, IVC has grown to 31 men and women serving in Boston, Worcester, Providence, and the surrounding communities. IVC recruits men and women 50 years of age and older to a 10-month commitment of service to nonprofits and spiritual reflection in the Jesuit tradition.
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wcas John Lacey ’64, MEd’66, reports that he and eight of his classmates attended the celebration of Golden Eagles during Reunion Weekend 2014. The group included John Coleman, John Curran, Mary Short Finneran, Jean Murray Finnerty, Elynor Hartley Harrington, Dorothy O’Brien, Jane Sheehan Smith, and Gerald Stewart. I hope that the WCAS Class of 1965 will have even more members in attendance on its Reunion Weekend in May! • I met Marie McLaughlin O’Brien ’74 at the Massachusetts Citizens for Life dinner. Marie is doing well. • In November, I was at the Cardinal Cushing Award Celebration, sponsored by the Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle and established by Richard Cardinal Cushing in 1958. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh ’10 was one of the three honorees. During his 16 years as a state representative, Marty established himself as a leader on job creation and economic development as well as on substance abuse and public construction recovery issues. Also a cofounder and former board member of the Neighborhood House Public Charter School, he has been an advocate for strong public schools. Congratulations, Mayor Walsh! • Lisa Day ’97 has been voted president of the Woods College of Advancing Studies Alumni Association, which is now an affinity group. Congratulations, Lisa!
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OBITUARIES boston college alumni deaths
Francis A. Hurley ’51 of Wollaston, formerly of Waban, on March 20, 2014.
James F. Kirwin Jr. ’51 of Everett on October 14, 2014.
Joseph F. Maguire ’41, H’76, of Springfield on November 23, 2014.
John P. McMath ’51 of Peabody on November 24, 2014.
Stephen Whelan ’41 of Bridgewater on August 22, 2014.
William J. Meyers, MEd’51, of Buckland on November 6, 2014.
John F. Kelly ’43 of Rotonda West, FL, formerly of Norwood, on October 22, 2014.
Mary Casey Murphy, MA’51, of Framingham on December 14, 2014.
Michael Ross, Esq., JD’43, of Potomac, MD, on December 15, 2013.
Thomas A. Printon Jr., Esq., ’51, JD’54, of Somerset, NJ, on December 14, 2014.
Joseph L. Delaney ’44 of Dedham on November 17, 2014.
Maurice F. Rahilly ’51 of Charlottesville, VA, on June 6, 2013.
Gerard L. Kirby ’44, MBA’68, of Duxbury on October 27, 2014.
Francis J. Sullivan ’51 of Quincy, formerly of Jamaica Plain, on October 9, 2014.
Joseph A. Cancelliere ’45, MS’48, of Falmouth on December 11, 2014. Kevin P. O’Leary ’47 of South Yarmouth on September 26, 2014. Francis T. McCarthy ’48 of Gloucester on November 26, 2014.
John Alan Conte Sr., Esq., JD’52, of Conway, PA, on May 25, 2014. George W. Gallant Jr. ’52 of West Falmouth, formerly of Stoughton, on April 11, 2014.
Barbara Kraus May ’55 of Harvard on November 14, 2014.
Rosemary Monahan Jones ’58, of Danville, VA, on October 14, 2014.
John McConnell, SJ, STL’55, of Bronx, NY, on November 22, 2013.
Joseph P. Sherlock Jr. ’58 of North Port, FL, on December 14, 2014.
James T. McDonough Jr. ’55 of Ardmore, PA, on December 19, 2013.
John E. Sullivan ’58 of The Villages, FL, on November 2, 2014.
Edward J. Montana Jr. ’55, MA’57, of Boston on September 15, 2014.
Richard J. Boudreau ’59 of Toronto, Ontario, on March 6, 2014.
Edgar P. Morton ’55 of Minnetonka, MN, on December 21, 2013.
George E. Casavant ’59, MS’61, of Palm Harbor, FL, on November 27, 2014.
Maureen Collins Feenan ’56 of Beverly on June 17, 2014.
Richard J. Ganong ’59 of Wellesley; Naples, FL; and Kennebunk, ME on December 14, 2014.
John J. Folan ’56 of Fredericksburg, VA, on November 28, 2014. Mary T. Lally, SFO, WCAS’56, MSW’58, of Boston on September 25, 2014. Rita H. Lyons, MEd’56, of Waltham on November 3, 2014. Samuel B. Mesnick, Esq., JD’56, of Needham Heights on October 24, 2014. David J. Porcaro ’56 of Jupiter, FL, on November 27, 2014.
John F. Henry, SJ, PhL’49, of Wernersville, PA, on October 12, 2014.
Frederick C. Morse, Esq., ’52 of Townsend, formerly of Acton, on November 7, 2014.
Daniel P. Kiley, Esq., JD’49, of Salem, NH, formerly of Lawrence and Andover, on September 19, 2014.
John F. Murphy Jr., JD’52, of Milton, ME, on October 25, 2014.
Anthony F. Solomita ’56 of South Dennis on December 17, 2014.
George R. Pizzoni ’52 of Watertown on November 27, 2014.
Karl H. Boll ’57 of Cool, CA, on October 27, 2014.
Edmund F. Wright ’49 of North Andover on December 3, 2014.
Wellington P. Burtnett ’53 of Wilmington, formerly of Winchester, on August 21, 2013.
Joseph E. Coghlan ’57 of Homewood, IL, on October 29, 2014.
Joseph G. Wyllie ’49 of East Marion, NY, on January 29, 2014.
Kevin C. Gallimore ’53 of Bonita Springs, FL, on November 23, 2014.
Roger F. Ryan Jr. ’53 of Hamden, CT, on October 8, 2014.
Barbara G. (O’Toole) Dickhaut ’57, MS’61, of Westwood, on October 11, 2014.
John Paul Buckley ’50, MS’52, of Southlake, TX, formerly of Silver Spring, MD, on January 16, 2014.
John J. Walsh WCAS’53 of Norwood on November 11, 2014.
Thomas E. Furlong ’57 of Bradenton, FL, on December 10, 2013.
William P. Beaton ’54 of Denton, TX, on November 25, 2014.
John F. Healy ’57 of Hudson Falls, NY, on November 9, 2014.
Richard A. Donahue ’54 of Salem, NH, on November 19, 2014.
Margaret A. (Neville) Landry ’57, MA’58, of Richmond Hill, NY, on October 7, 2014.
Marcello R. Sanesi ’49 of Pembroke on October 19, 2014.
William J. Connor ’50 of Weymouth, formerly of Dorchester, on December 10, 2014. Joseph M. Crosby ’50 of Newton Highlands on October 30, 2014. Francis A. Crowley Jr. ’50 of Milton on December 4, 2014. Dante S. DeFazio ’50 of Framingham on September 1, 2014.
Mary Ellen Downey WCAS’54 of North Quincy on October 11, 2014. Rose Mary Pink Feeney ’54 of Squantum on December 17, 2014.
Louis G. Ricci ’56 of Scituate on November 23, 2014.
Joseph E. Coneys ’57 of Annandale, VA, on November 11, 2014.
Louis R. Sardella ’57 of Revere, formerly of Wakefield, on December 14, 2014.
Carney E. S. Gavin ’59 of Brighton on August 21, 2014. Peter J. Gielisse, MS’59, of Tallahassee, FL, on October 15, 2014. Irving L. Greenbaum, Esq., JD’59, of Boynton Beach, FL, formerly of Framingham, on November 19, 2014. Edward F. McKenna ’59 of Peabody on December 2, 2014. Philip P. Murphy Jr. ’59 of Natick, formerly of Brookline, on September 29, 2014. Donald J. Nelson ’59 of Brockton on October 12, 2014. William S. Taupier ’59 of Lowell on December 3, 2014.
1960s Thomas P. Blomstrom ’60 of Clover, SC, on December 22, 2013. Daniel F. Crimmins ’60 of Shrewsbury on October 25, 2014. Susan Rizzo D’Angelo ’60 of Stoneham on November 7, 2014. Thomas F. Flynn ’60 of Bedford on February 27, 2014. Annette Z. Gagne ’60 of New Bedford on December 4, 2014. Garry G. Neal ’60 of North Truro on October 1, 2014. Paul F. Tighe ’60 of Melrose on October 19, 2014.
Albert M. Supple ’57 of East Longmeadow on November 17, 2014.
Thomas F. Bennett, Esq., JD’61, of La Quinta, CA, on November 20, 2014.
Robert J. Tiernan ’57, MS’59, of Stoneham on September 14, 2014.
Robert J. Byrne WCAS’61 of Edgartown on July 16, 2013.
William C. Donelan ’50 of Fort Myers, FL, on October 8, 2014.
David T. Fitzgerald ’54 of Chesapeake Beach, MD, formerly of Glen Cove, NY, on September 20, 2014.
William J. Hurley ’50 of Newbury on November 8, 2014.
Paul J. Keough, Esq., ’54 of Millis on May 17, 2014.
John A. Adams ’58 of Natick on December 1, 2014.
John T. Cinella Jr. ’61 of Melrose on October 28, 2014.
Peter P. Mitrano, Esq., JD’50, of Fairfax, VA, on October 18, 2014.
Richard G. McCarthy ’54 of Sudbury on October 17, 2014.
Everett J. Casey ’58 of Middleboro on October 27, 2014.
Kevin R. Doyle, JD’61, of Marlborough on October 13, 2014.
Joseph P. Thornton ’50 of Canton on May 19, 2014.
Enrico R. Catalanotti ’55 of Billerica on September 19, 2013.
William J. Doran ’58 of Dennis on December 1, 2014.
Pauline O’Hara Harris ’61 of Reading, formerly of Belmont, April 2, 2014.
Domenic V. Tonucci WCAS’50 of South Dennis on October 22, 2014.
John F. Desmond ’55 of Brighton on September 22, 2014.
Jude T. Farry ’58 of Scotia, NY, on December 5, 2014.
Andrew Kuzma ’61 of Goode, VA, on August 8, 2014.
Richard S. Tyrell ’50 of Winthrop on May 10, 2014.
Doris M. Frediani ’55, MS’60, of Hingham on November 12, 2014.
Edward L. Hannibal ’58 of East Hampton, NY, on December 6, 2014.
John C. Lewis II ’61 of Farmington, CT, on September 20, 2014.
William A. Curtin ’51 of Sarasota, FL, and Pocasset on November 9, 2014.
Orille W. L’Heureux ’55 of Salem on December 3, 2014.
John F. Igo ’58 of Cornwall-onHudson, NY, on December 4, 2014.
William L. Baker, Esq., ’62 of Topsfield on November 5, 2014.
David J. Blanchard ’62 of Corpus Christi, TX, on November 15, 2014. Robert L. Clark ’62 of Braintree on November 25, 2014. Don J. Duhigg, MSW’62, of Columbus, OH, on October 24, 2014. Mary C. Hunt ’62 of North Smithfield, RI, on March 9, 2014. Michael E. Mullowney ’62 of Chestnut Hill on December 26, 2014. Marie McCutcheon Schmidt ’62 of Geneva, NY, on November 4, 2014. Gerard A. DeBiasi ’63 of Plymouth on December 3, 2014. John P. Kane, Esq., JD’63, of East Burke, VT, on July 24, 2014. Janet Quagenti Leuci ’63 of Saugus on November 20, 2013. William P. Monahan, Esq., MEd’63, of Belmont on October 31, 2014. Francis X. O’Brien, Esq., ’63 of Fair Haven, NJ, on October 30, 2014. Suzanne LaTaif Powers, JD’63, of Bridgewater, CT, on October 22, 2014. John J. Sweeney ’63 of Glenview, IL, formerly of Jamaica Plain, on November 20, 2014. Peter J. Trigledas ’63 of New York, NY, on September 10, 2014. Joseph R. Welch, JD’63, of Plymouth on October 11, 2014. Mary L. Greenwood Devlin WCAS’64 of Marshfield on November 6, 2014. Andre T. Guay ’64 of Rye, NH, on December 16, 2014. James A. Kelley ’64 of Worcester on October 23, 2014. Paul J. Murdock, SJ, ’64, MA’69, MDiv’74, of Middletown, CT, on November 1, 2014. Richard J. Norton WCAS’64 of Mashpee on December 9, 2014. Jerome K. Frost, Esq., JD’65, of Troy, NY, on September 23, 2014.
Marguerite M. Murphy, MEd’67, PhD’85, of Seabrook, NH, on September 28, 2014.
William S. Udick, SJ, PhD’73, of St. Louis, MO, on February 16, 2014.
Daniel J. Azurin ’85 of Coral Springs, FL, on February 10, 2014.
Edmund P. Daley, Esq., JD’74, of Bedford, NH, on October 15, 2014.
Alec H. Petro ’85 of Duxbury on December 21, 2014.
William P. Collins ’68 of Mansfield on November 30, 2014.
Catherine Hickey Napoli WCAS’74, MEd’88, of Tucson, AZ, on October 11, 2014.
J. William Harmless, SJ, MDiv’87, PhD’90, of Omaha, NE, on October 14, 2014.
Philip di Belardino ’68 of New York, NY, on November 13, 2014.
Sheila M. Doherty ’75 of Everett on December 27, 2013.
Carol Mills Kardenetz ’68 of Danvers on October 22, 2014.
Mary William Klipsch, OSU, MEd’75, of Fairdale, KY, on October 24, 2014.
Maureen Hogan Casamayou, PhD’89, of Turin, NY, on October 6, 2014.
Richard P. Collins ’68 of Boston on October 31, 2014.
Jane Harrison ’69, MS’74, of Woonsocket, RI, on October 3, 2014. Robert T. Mahoney, Esq., ’69 of Stoneham on September 19, 2014. Michael J. McGee ’69 of Wernersville, PA, on November 7, 2014.
1970s Joyce Kennedy Croke ’70 of Randolph on November 17, 2014. Gilbert F. Dillon Jr. ’70 of Rutland on December 1, 2014. Harold V. Johnson Jr. ’70 of Norwich, CT, on October 9, 2014. Nancy McAloon McInerney WCAS’70 of East Dennis on July 20, 2014. Terrence M. Monahan, MBA’70, of Montpelier, VT, on November 18, 2013. Thomas W. Proulx ’70 of Norwalk, CT, on October 21, 2014. William W. Teahan Jr., JD’70, of Cumberland Foreside, ME, on December 6, 2014.
Mary R. Bettley, MSW’90, of Plymouth on October 4, 2014.
Ruth Johnson Cheney, MS’77, of Warren, CT, on October 9, 2014.
Leah Jean Gundy, MS’90, of Santa Barbara, CA, on October 20, 2014.
Kevin B. Delaney, MEd’77, of Needham on December 9, 2014.
Charlene Varna Papp ’90 of Brockton on December 13, 2014.
Sheila E. O’Connell ’77 of Hingham on December 6, 2014.
Bonnie Cahill Gallagher, MEd’91, of Camden, ME, on September 25, 2014.
Stewart H. Grimes, Esq., ’78, JD’81, of New Bedford on December 12, 2014.
Jaime G. Orsini ’91 of San Juan, PR, on October 9, 2014.
Kenneth George Holt, DEd’78, of Auburn, ME, on December 6, 2014.
John M. Redmon ’91 of Arlington on June 7, 2014.
Mary Beatrice Hennessey Wohn, MS’78, of Cohasset on October 24, 2014.
Antonio Martinez, SJ, ’92, MDiv’07, ThM’07, of Houston, TX, on November 28, 2014.
1980s Patricia A. Canavan, MS’80, of Newton on December 3, 2014. Joseph J. Hall, Esq., JD’80, of Pittsburgh, PA, on November 5, 2014.
Robert D. Bruen, PhD’95, of Wilmington, VT, on October 7, 2014. William B. Grothaus, MTS’95, of West Hartford, CT, on November 19, 2014. Susan Russell Neary, PhD’97, of Walpole on December 8, 2014. Eunice Doherty Kirby, MS’99, of Framingham on October 22, 2014.
Robert L. Schimoler ’71 of Stratham, NH, on October 31, 2014.
Melody A. Barrett ’82 of Mendon on October 8, 2014.
Gregg S. Dziama ’72 of Natick on November 8, 2014.
Paula J. Ginnetty-Hartman, MEd’82, of Annapolis, MD, on October 12, 2013.
Catherine Melanson Brannen, MDiv’04, of West Tisbury on December 15, 2014.
Thomas E. Fleischer, Esq., ’72, JD’75 of Providence, RI, on September 19, 2014.
Kerry A. Beaton ’84 of Greenville, SC, on November 28, 2014.
Nola Raye Della-Monica, PhD’08, of Hudson, NH, on November 11, 2014.
Richard J. Sergi ’65 of Brockton on December 16, 2014.
Berril Shief, Esq., JD’72, of Boston on December 5, 2014.
Edward C. Foley ’66 of Berlin, NJ, on September 11, 2014.
Janet M. Russo Cekovsky, MST’73, of Southington, CT, on November 26, 2014.
Doris Elkevich Talma ’66 of Palm Desert, CA, formerly of Cotuit, on November 23, 2014.
Robert W. Mahrdt ’76 of Colorado Springs, CO, on September 27, 2014.
Susan M. Eid ’81 of Alexandria, VA, on November 27, 2014.
Judith L. Kenhart, DHS, MA’72, MTS’84, of Putnam, CT, on November 20, 2014.
Evelyn A. Rice, MA’66, of Taunton on November 21, 2014.
Thomas J. MacCormack ’75 of East Boston on August 28, 2014.
Camille C. Malamud, MA’71, of Newton on December 7, 2014.
Louis A. Leggero ’65 of Franklin, formerly of Groton, on June 1, 2014.
Robert J. Malloy ’66 of Boston on December 5, 2014.
Margaret M. Shea, CSJ, MA’89, of Brighton on November 25, 2014.
William F. Cripps ’73 of Fall River on October 2, 2014. James M. Davin ’73 of Merrimack, NH, on October 31, 2014. Gene L. DiBenedetto ’73 of Westwood on November 9, 2013.
Mark H. Van Den Berghe ’66 of North Attleboro on October 7, 2014.
Helen R. Ecklond Hejna NC’73 of Danville, CA, on October 25, 2014.
Jane Tobin Lundregan, Esq., LLB’67, of Marblehead on October 17, 2014.
Ralph J. Mattice ’73 of Bradenton, FL, on September 9, 2014.
boston college community deaths Jonathan Trejo-Mathys, of Brighton, assistant professor of philosophy since 2011, on November 28, 2014, at age 35. He is survived by his wife, Magdalena; their daughters, Maya and Micaela; and his parents, Jon Mathys and Lera Chittwood. Fr. John M. Toomey, of Boston, adjunct faculty member in the theology department from the mid-1960s until 1979, on September 6, 2014, at age 79. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Alice Toomey; and his nephews, Michael, Richard, and Christopher Toomey. The “Obituaries” section is compiled from national listings as well as from notifications submitted by friends and family of alumni. It consists of names of those whose deaths have been reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information on deceased alumni to Advancement Information Systems, Cadigan Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. 77
SPOTLIGHT Advancing Academics New Center to Focus on Excellence in Teaching
A John Rakestraw, executive director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
dynamic new resource for Boston College faculty opened last fall, uniting established programs and new initiatives within the Center for Teaching Excellence. Housed in O’Neill Library, the center will support and further enhance BC’s culture of academic excellence, a key Light the World campaign priority. Executive Director John Rakestraw says his goal is to help instructors approach their teaching practice with the same rigor and reflection as they do their academic research, to “become learners as well as teachers.” Serving both faculty and graduate students who teach, the center offers workshops and individual consultations on topics ranging from best practices in multimedia course design to principles of Jesuit pedagogy. Here, Rakestraw describes the center’s mission:
What is excellent teaching? For me, it means creating an environment in which students have the support and the challenge they need to be excellent learners. Much of that actually takes place outside the classroom, as faculty members collaborate on new courses or rethink existing ones, as they experiment with new assignments or introduce new technologies, and, most importantly, as they reflect on their own particular aspirations and challenges as teachers. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
Explore the center’s programs at www.bc.edu/cte.
Located in O’Neill Library, the Center for Teaching Excellence offers University-wide as well as school-specific programming. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE
That behind-the-scenes work is what lays the foundation for students to have transformative experiences in the classroom.
How will the center benefit BC’s faculty? As a Jesuit institution, Boston College has always prized high-quality teaching. Even before the center, BC had a number of exciting programs to support and promote excellent teaching, including the Connors Family Learning Center’s work with faculty and postdocs, the University Council on Teaching, and the Academic Technology Advisory Board. Then there’s Instructional Design and eTeaching Services, which has for many years been an invaluable resource for faculty using technology to improve student learning. Now we are bringing these different programs together, whether at the center or through cross-campus collaborations, to further build on the University’s rich pedagogical traditions.
What brings teachers to the center? Most faculty we work with are already very good teachers who want to think more deeply about some element of their teaching practice. Some may be new to the profession and need help translating their business expertise or other talents to the classroom. Many come for training on BC’s classroom technologies or for help making sense of the new apps, social media sites, and digital tools that are second nature to our students. Whatever their reason, my goal is for them to ask the question, ‘Is what I’m doing helping my students learn? And if not, then how can I change my behavior as an instructor to be more effective?’
How will the center impact students? The true mark of our success is when teachers go into their classrooms renewed and with the resources they need so that their students feel more challenged, more supported, and more willing to do the hard work of learning. In that way, the center’s programs can and will touch students all across the University.
workshops offered in 2014-2015 academic year
485 hours spent in group and one-on-one training with
faculty last fall
Apprenticeship in College Teaching Core Renewal Classroom Strategies
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” —John C. Dana, noted librarian, 1912
FUNDING EXCELLENCE In addition to workshops and other initiatives, the center will support several grant programs to encourage innovation among BC faculty.
Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring Grants up to $15,000 awarded each year
Total Academic Technology Innovation Grants awarded in past three years
$650K in technology grants to support faculty and student interaction were awarded to 12 projects in 2013-2015 through the Academic Innovation Program
$440M AND COUNTING
Light the World campaign gifts to support academic excellence
Discover the new Light the World campaign website at www.bc.edu/ltw. 79