A BULLETIN FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS & FRIENDS OF CATHOLIC MEMORIAL
C AT H O L I C MEMORIAL
CM: A Women’s History
Deployed: A JAG officer in Afghanistan Alums in Law: to the Supreme Court 2012 Reunion & Commencement
C AT H O L I C M E M O R I A L
This summer I celebrate my 20th reunion from Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, VT. Serving on the reunion committee for my class, I’ve now seen firsthand how hard it is to organize a reunion – particularly with a high school that lacks the resources of a well-outfitted central office to oversee it all. But then there’s the apathy. My classmates ask, why come back to high school? Why keep in touch? Some have bad memories of the place, others have lost touch, have families now, or have moved far away. In August, there may just be ten of us who gather to reminisce, network or enjoy one another’s company once again. My high school is not alone. The entire CM advancement staff knows well, from networking around New England and reading dozens of alumni magazines each year, how tough some high schools have it, trying to get their alumni involved or in touch. And conversely, we know how lucky we are.
Recent/upcoming books by alumni authors: A Hoosier Quaker Goes to War, The Life & Death of Major Joel H. Elliott, 7th Cavalry by Sandy Barnard ’61 (2010, AST Press)
We get to visit a dozen or more states each year where CM alumni live and work, meeting their families, hearing their stories and witnessing their growth. At alumni receptions up and down the east coast, members of the CM family continue to break bread together. Even sitting in the magazine office on Baker Street, my phone rings, and it’s an alumnus in Switzerland, Korea, San Francisco or Louisiana on the other end, sharing his good news. In the three issues of CM Magazine alone this year, you’ll find updates from over 400 alumni.
Green Is Good: Save Money, Make Money, and Help Your Community Profit from Clean Energy by Brian Keane ’85
Admissions numbers go up and down. The annual fund, unfortunately, fluctuates too. But one number that keeps growing is that of Catholic Memorial’s graduates. Surpassing 10,000 this May, the number of alumni who make up the CM family is always on the rise.
The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists by Michael Connelly ’82
Thanks to the culture of connectivity that the classes before them have created, this year’s graduates are welcome into that robust community of CM men who still call themselves Knights. –Joe McGonegal
(Releases in October, Lyons Press)
The Lincoln Letter by William Martin ’68 (Releases August 21, Forge Books)
(2011, Running Press)
Assigned reading: The Alchemist, The Last Lecture, Unbroken and Black Like Me are among this summer’s reading list for incoming CM students.
On the cover: Is that you or someone you know on the cover? So many women have contributed to CM history over the years. Write to us to tell us the story of your relative or friend’s contributions to the school.
“It’s hard to top the Supreme Court.”
At age 30, Mike Donahue ’64 argued before the highest court
4 Cheerleaders and secretaries? 8 Not quite. Deployed: An interview with 10 Lt. Col. Daniel Knight ’75 “I never met a CM kid I did not love.”
The women’s history of an all-boys school
Women on CM’s staff today
A JAG officer discusses his role trying detainees in Afghanistan
A milestone chat: CM’s first graduate talks with CM’s 10,000th
12 2012 Commencement Addresses & Awards
2012 Reunion: Class of ’62 celebrates 50 years
The Year in Sports
Baker St. Bits
www.CatholicMemorial.org CATHOLIC MEMORIAL SCHOOL Paul E. Sheff ’62 President Douglas Zack Director of Advancement David Erwin ’96 Assistant Director of Advancement and Director of Alumni Relations Patricia Walsh Director of Database Management and Stewardship
C AT H O L I C MEMORIAL
Joe McGonegal Director of Communications and Editor, CM Magazine
CM Magazine is a publication of Catholic Memorial School, a college preparatory school for young men, grades 7-12. It is published three times a year by the Christian Brothers Institute of Massachusetts, under the direction of Mr. Paul E. Sheff ’62, President.
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CONTRIBUTORS David Erwin ’96 Pat Walsh Douglas Zack Thomas Ryan
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PHOTOS Rob Croteau ’93 Ellen Eberly P’98 ’05 David Ertischek Lifetouch Photography Alex Strum Celia Susi Bob Tegan Lyndsay Undseth
Alums in Law After CM, Michael Donahue ’64 P’88 ’90 ’94 went to BC, then BU Law School. From there, he became an assistant attorney general in Boston, working in the criminal division. In 1974, he defended the superintendent of the Norfolk Correctional Institution, Larry Meacham, in a suit brought against him by 18 prisoners. The case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Donahue argued – and won. Thirty-five years later, he still remembers the thrill of that victory. CM MAGAZINE: How did this case come across your desk? DONAHUE: I was specializing in defending department of correction officials on “1983 defense cases” – cases in which prisoners’ rights lawyers sue the government. And the mid-70s was a tough time for prisons. In Massachusetts, the prisons were in disarray. During my first visit to MCI Walpole, the state police were running it, and there was two feet of debris in the halls. CM MAGAZINE: What was Meacham being sued for? DONAHUE: Prisoners were sentenced to Walpole for more maximum security cases, and the issue was with being transferred from a medium security prison like Norfolk to Walpole for infractions. In Norfolk, there had been a series of fires, and Meacham wanted to send these prisoners up to Walpole, and they did not look on that with enthusiasm. So the question was could the correctional officials do that, according to their evaluation of the need of the inmate and institution. And what due process rights are due to a prisoner? CM MAGAZINE: Did you know it was a strong contender for an appeal right away? DONAHUE: The case law at the time was in a transitional phase and the circuit courts were in disarray. Decisions were all over the place. They had taken certiorari in a New York case so we knew we had a leg up, that this was the perfect case. So we appealed to the U.S. 1st Circuit, to a three-judge panel. It was a very good panel, so it was exciting to do. CM MAGAZINE: How did the 1st Circuit respond? DONAHUE: Before I argued, I read a brief from the U.S. Solicitor General Bob Bork, in a New York case, and I borrowed liberally from their thinking. I figured that the bor-
Michael Donahue ’64 – The Perfect Case rowing liberally wasn’t a bad idea, since it was better than what I had. Well, The assistant to the solicitor then was Frank Estabrook, who had clerked for 1st Circuit judge Levin Campbell…and Campbell dissented in the 2-1 decision, and his dissent was based on the Solicitor General’s reasoning. When you want to go to the Supreme Court, a 2-1 decision is nice. Having Campbell’s dissent made it a nice vehicle to go. CM MAGAZINE: Do you remember staying up all night to write your brief to the Supreme Court? DONAHUE: It wasn’t a lot of work, it was just a question of law by that point. I remember getting the call, though. I was in the attorney general’s office. We got a call with the “per curiam” order saying that our certiorari has been granted. It was huge. CM MAGAZINE: What was it like, entering the Supreme Court’s chamber in April 1976 to argue? DONAHUE: You get a half-hour, and the first 15 minutes or so you’re trying to hold onto the podium, you’re so nervous. It was a spectacular experience though. The way the court is shaped – it’s concave, so you stand at the podium, and directly to your left is Justice Rehnquist, and to your right the next junior justice. You feel enveloped by the court. They knew I was terrified. But I was down there the day before and had seen [Attorney General Frank Bellotti] argue against Bob Bork, so that helped. During argument, I knew I didn’t have Justice Stevens, Marshall or Brennan, the more liberal members of the court. But Justices White, Stewart, Blackman, Burger listened.
DONAHUE: It’s hard to top that. In hindsight, there were some questions I could’ve done better on…it’s like any exam you take. And I would’ve liked to have had 30 appellate cases under my belt before that. CM MAGAZINE: Do you miss trying such high-pressure cases? DONAHUE: After Meacham, I probably had 30 cases in front of the 1st Circuit Court, and I’ve been a special assistant to the Attorney General since then, so I have a couple of cases each year [in addition to private practice]. CM MAGAZINE: What do you think of today’s Supreme Court? DONAHUE: On balance it’s a good court. I think Justice Roberts could be an outstanding Chief Justice and I rather like Scalia. But unless you’re doing that, it’s such a complex body of law, it’s an area I’m just not in touch with anymore. But they’re highly qualified, including Bush’s two nominees and Obama’s two nominees. t Michael Donahue pictured in his Easton home. He and his wife, Erna, sent three boys to CM, Michael, Jr. ’88, Brendan ’90 and Brian ’94. (at left) Donahue’s bar card to the Supreme Court.
CM MAGAZINE: And after you argue your case, you wait three months? DONAHUE: The clerk’s office called in June and said the court is releasing its opinion. It wasn’t hard to predict how they’d rule, after oral arguments. They reversed the appeals court ruling, 6-3. It felt good. Meacham settled the point of law for corrections officials. It was active and important for a few years afterward, but it so resolved the law on what was to be applied, that the issue went away after that. CM MAGAZINE: It must have been frightening, peaking at 30, in front of the Supreme Court at such a young age?
Alums-in-law trivia Q: What CM alum served as general counsel for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization? A: Michael Cifrino ’68.
A Women’s History of CM
hey got paid less than the men. In the yearbook, they went by their husbands’ names. In the school database today too, that’s where you’ll find them. If at all – some remain nameless in the yearbooks and in the CM database, as if their names weren’t important. They were. And despite the efforts of history to dissipate
the efforts they made in the first two decades of CM history, the school’s first female employees love this place, have so many fond memories of it, and have hearts of silver and red like the most zealous alums. One may actually be an alumnus. Rumor has it that Kay Sullivan, the woman you must start with in telling this story, received an honorary
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diploma at her retirement ceremony in 1980. “Kay was the bones of the school,” says former typing teacher Eileen Bradley (1973-1988). Sullivan came to CM in the late 50s and retired in 1980. As is often the case with a front office secretary, she became the face of the school, more recognizable than faculty or administration. Bradley remembers Sullivan fondly, as she does so many
of the faculty and staff of both genders from her fifteen years as the typing teacher. Teaching two one-semester courses to five classes a day, Bradley estimates she instructed over 5,000 alumni, or about half the school’s graduates, in her time. “I was getting $4 an hour as a typist for a BU lawyer down by Forest Hills, and my friend Joan [McManus] suggested I come to work there. Brother Henry said ’what do you think
you should get?’ I didn’t have experience at the time, but he paid me about [half] what the other teachers were getting. And the next year he wanted to give me less!” But Bradley is not bitter. “I loved every minute of it,” she says. Bradley’s daughter got involved with CM, though her sons went to Latin. She joined one of CM’s early cheerleading squads. Bradley fondly remembers working with Sullivan, Pat Perry, Dot O’Connell, Rosemary Dowling, Joan McMa-
nus, and all the male faculty and Brothers. She enjoyed making quips back to male faculty who teased her and the challenge of teaching keyboarding to students who didn’t always think they needed it. “Men don’t intimidate me,” she jokes. “And I was often the only female in the faculty lounge.” The students didn’t intimidate Bradley either – each learning that she meant business. “They heard the music I played in there, and they thought it would be fun. They
didn’t know how hard they’d work,” she recalls. Rita Kelly, mother of Mark ’73, Paul ’75 and Rick ’77, started as a secretary at CM in 1973, being roughly the 6th female employee in the school. Like Bradley, Kelly still lives in West Roxbury and has fond memories of working in guidance with Dan Burke, Ed McElaney, Br. Paramo, Br. Heeran and Alex Campea. Working before computers, Kelly managed thousands of college recommendations for graduating seniors and made sure transcripts got
sent to colleges on time. “The days went by very fast,” she recalls. “I hardly had time to converse with anybody.” Kelly too enjoyed working with the other females on staff, like Kay Sullivan, Joan McManus, Mary Creeden, Ann Finnerty, Dottie Butler, Dot O’Connell, and the café staff and volunteer mothers. She loved Br. C.P. Ryan and Br. Sanpietro. As for Br. Finnerty, he always joked to Kelly that he owed his life to her. “My Paul was in his freshman class, and some youngster had Br. Finnerty continued on next page
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up against the chalkboard in a fight. And my Paul jumped out of the chair and grabbed the kid from the back of the neck and pulled him off. He always said, ’You saved my life!’” In the library, beginning in the late 1960s, was Kathleen McCormick, CM’s first female librarian. McCormick’s son Kevin recalls hearing his mother talk about her work there. “She was a librarian all her life and she really enjoyed working with the CM kids,” he says. “And she boosted the library’s holdings, getting a lot of federal funding for new books.”
“I remember her talking at the dinner table a lot about buying so many books,” McCormick says. “There were so many shelves to fill, she was sometimes stumped to find more list of books and more subjects. But only for a while, then she would back making more lists of books.” “More than once I have met someone who attended CM back then. When I mention my mother, the comment is, ‘Oh Mrs. McCormick, she threw me out of the library.’ I do think my mother had to use a lot of discipline with the students…she sometimes struggled, being the only female faculty member up there.”
In 1974, Ann Magyar took over as librarian and has been here since - the longest serving female faculty member. “I didn’t even realize it was an all-boys school when I applied,” she recalls. “I found out when I got hired!”
Celia Susi P’75 ‘84 began working at CM in 1972, first in the library and then in several office roles in the following forty years. Susi’s two sons, John ’74 and Richard ’85, attended CM as did her grandson Anthony ’00.
Magyar has seen firsthand the changing roles of women over the past four decades. “When I first came it was unthinkable that anyone but men would coach boys’ sports,” she says. “But now it’s taken for granted that women can coach - and work in development or be department heads.”
“When I came in, there were 27 Brothers,” she recalls. “You came in the morning and they’d be at Mass, and they’d file out in black robes and each go to his classroom.” Susi loved her colleagues like Br. Oxx, Tom Meagher, Rich Chisholm, Bill Hanson, Joe Perfetti and Sallie StatonKnott. “It was the best experience of my life, working with the faculty and staff, and
A Women’s History
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I still have such a good rapport with them today.” “I was always treated with the utmost respect and the students were so nice to me,” she says. Pat Perry P’76 was one of CM’s pioneering female faculty, starting as an assistant librarian in the early 70s and coaching the cheerleading squad. “She always loved working at CM,” recalls her husband Ron. “The Brothers were really good to both of us, and this was perfect for her and for our family. Pat always said that she hated to leave CM.” In 1970 came CM’s first female classroom teacher,
Stella Kuziniec. And in 1973 came Geraldine Nuzzo and Sallie Staton-Knott. They were CM’s first full-time female teachers. An Emmanuel College grad, Staton-Knott became a nun, then left during tempestuous political and cultural times. “I absolutely loved being one of the only women,” StatonKnott recalls. “But I was scared to death. I had 44 boys in a class. But I loved them. I never ever met a kid at CM that I did not love.” Staton-Knott became the world language chair in the 1970s. After a hiatus from CM, she returned in the 1980s and became theology
chair. As much as she loved the kids, Staton-Knott loved her colleagues. Her fondest memories include colleagues like Gerry Fortin, Phil Tracy, Tom Robinson, Joe Perfetti, Bob Tegan, Br. Chuck Haynes, and Br. Bill Henry. “The Brothers really encouraged me and got me involved in things,” she recalls. “They used to tease me all the time, but I said ‘have at it, honey.’ I used to hug kids all the time too. I don’t have kids of my own but I think the good Lord put me here to take care of everyone else’s.” And the kids looked up to her, as they have to so many female faculty and staff over
the years, for guidance. Some would tell her about their family woes, others about their own mental or physical illness, and others about their problems long after graduation. Later, Staton-Knott became an author, educational consultant, and interfaith minister. She lives in the Las Vegas area, but she still stays very close to her CM roots. “I have tried to stay close with everyone, be impartial and accepting of them all.” “God put me here for a reason,” Staton-Knott says, “and I felt like I helped a lot of boys out along the way. They certainly helped me.” t
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A Women’s History Female faculty staff at CM today
How can you begin to describe the different world that American women live in now versus fifty years ago? In one small way, look at the faculty and staff listing of an all-boys school. Start with this magazine, designed
by Karen Ancas since its inception in 2002. % Look at the head of the all-boys athletics boosters program: it’s Sue Sullivan P’05. Or the Parents Council, headed by Jeanne Walsh P’09. % Look in the administrative wing, where you’ll find world language department chair Peg Sittig P’02, business office manager Taryn Lookner and database manager Pat Walsh. On the faculty, you’ll find more than a dozen top academics who, like their male colleagues, show their students what awaits them in the pursuit of scholarship. % Thanks to the groundwork laid by so many women of their parents’ generations or those who came before them at CM, the school now has 25-year veterans on its wall of distinguished faculty, including Ann Magyar, Celia Susi and others. % Female faculty and staff are leading BERSI trips abroad, working one on one with students in counseling, and serving as writers in residence. They’re inspiring winning Olympic Day teams, and taking thousands of photographs with hightech cameras for school publications. They’re organizing major events and fundraisers, networking with parents and alumni in the community. % As the 10,000 or more mothers of alumni can attest –many of whom have led double-lives as professionals and as family leaders – women’s history in America has changed a lot since this school was founded in 1957, and it continues to change each year.
Deployed: Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan LTC Daniel Knight ’75, who lives in Franklin, has been a U.S. Army National Guard reservist for over thirty years. In 2007, he was deployed to Baghdad as a civil affairs officer. In September 2011, he traveled to Bagram Airbase in Parwan, Afghanistan. There, Knight applied his expertise as an attorney and JAG officer to helping the U.S. Military conduct hearings of Taliban detainees. Knight sat down with CM Magazine upon his return.
Q: Why did you end up at Bagram Airbase? A: I literally got a phone call on a Saturday, and was gone the next Monday. I was told they needed help with detainee hearings and to report ASAP. Q: What sort of justice are detainees getting in hearings there? A: I was told they needed help with detainee hearings and to report ASAP. Q: And you have a 15-year old at home, meanwhile? A: Yeah. That’s just one of the things the board grapples with. It’s charged with determining whether these people should continue to be detained or whether there is insufficient evidence, or whether to release them to an integration program or turnthem over to Afghan forces. So they have a number of choices, and not all of them are savory. As they weighed evidence, listened to testimony, or listened to the detainee himself, they had a lot to consider.
Q: You visited Afghan tribunals and courts in your time there. Do you find anything admirable about the way they administer justice? A: Yes, it was interesting to compare the life that the Afghan children lead to what our own kids are doing at that age. The board still had to determine if there was sufficient evidence to keep them, to release them to a provincial integration program, to turn them over to the Afghan government for prosecution or to outright release them for lack of evidence. After hearing testimony, including the detainee, and weighing the evidence, the board had much to consider. Q: Did the detainees have any respect for you? Or for the system? A: The detainees had little respect for me or anything other than their own form of radical Islam. Their contempt for our values and way of life was palpable and quite incredible. Some were hardcore Taliban who had been trained in a madrassa from an early age to accept the teachings of radical Islam. We have also tried to introduce training programs – tailoring, language and
math skills. Unfortunately most have the equivalent of a 5th grade education, so it can be a very slow process. The theory is that with greater education, they will become enlightened and question the radical teachings. Q: Is there one detainee you released who’s going back to make a better world in Afghanistan? A: There may have been a couple of detainees who realized there was a better way to peace and prosperity than the violence that Afghanistan has endured for many years. Q: What was your last day like? You were quite happy to leave, I imagine? A: I was quite happy to leave, but it’s funny, the country itself, I think, is absolutely majestic. You’re surrounded by mountains, whether in Kabul or Parwan. In December as I left, the mountain peaks were snow-capped. Still, when you’re there, you’re in a constant state of mental preparedness, the adrenaline constantly flowing. You learn to live with it. But to this day, I still get out of my car and look around. You adopt a swivel-head mentality. t
A milestone conversation
Marcus Jackson ’12 became the 10,000th CM graduate at the 52nd commencement exercises on May 24. An hour before graduation, CM Magazine introduced Jackson to Howard Allen ’61, the first graduate of the school. Consider the differences between the two: one an Irish Catholic young man from Needham, the other a protestant young man with African American heritage from Randolph.
What are the biggest issues facing you at graduation? HA: “We were all whitefaced – Italian, Irish, that’s about the size of it. 50% of the workplace today is female. When I went in, only 10% were women. But the Brothers prepared us in a more liberal way, to understand cultural changes and respect each other. And many of us have had very successful careers in business. I’ve had over 30 years of experience now in international business. To be able to do that, you had to be worldly.” MJ: “Going into a world that’s very different from when we went into school. We have massive changes in technology, and CM has prepared us to adapt to a world that’s so fast, using what we’ve learned but being able to adapt. It’s a very chaotic but at the same time inter-
esting world. Going away to college, joining the workforce will be new experiences, but CM has prepared us well for a very different world.” Is the world all that different today from 50 years ago? HA: “Yes. I see it from teaching regularly in the classroom and teaching adults, so I have both. And you need to maintain technical confidence today, and you’re more likely to have 12 jobs by the time you turn 38. In our world, it was cradle-to-grave companies, but we were snookered, with massive layoffs from Raytheon, General Electric. Like today, we never expected that, but like today, we were prepared for that.” What obstacles did you face getting through CM? HA: “Tuition in those days was very minimal. My father was a regional sales manager and my mother was a stay
at home mom, not in good health and who couldn’t get around. For me, growing up was hard, and besides being in the first graduating class, I was probably the first married, and first with a child, and first to lose a child. And in the 60s, there was a movement away from the Catholic Church…and that motto for CM, Vince in Bono Malum, has always helped me as a professional businessman, as a father and as a grandfather. I came from the Needham schools, and when I walked into CM, I flunked Latin the first year, and flunked Algebra. I had no clue!” MJ: “Coming into a private school after coming from a pretty poor school district. It was a different environment, being in a private Catholic school. The environments were so different. Here, you have all these things offered
for you, and teachers willing to stay after. In Randolph, not only didn’t they do that but they couldn’t. Another one of the good things I’ve gotten from CM is that it really does prepare you. The people I’ve been around and met in my high school career have shown me what to be ready for.” What were you listening to in your senior year of high school? HA: Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles were just coming in as we graduated. MJ: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beck. How will your generation, and particularly the Class of 2012, be remembered? MJ: I think we’ll be remembered as one that changed the world – drastically. HA: I totally agree with you! t
Commencement 2012 Commencement Remarks Paul E. Sheff '62, President
Msgr. Carlson, Chair of the Board of Directors Bob Maloney, faculty, administrators, parents and friends, and especially the Class of 2012: congratulations! Six years ago, I went on a religious pilgrimage in Europe with about 20 people. This is something I’d been planning to do
The set up to the movie is this: four city slickers from New York, each of whom was wallowing in a kind of existential rut, came to the collective realization that they must leave their unfulfilling jobs and their mindless pursuits so they can discover who they are, what makes them happy, what makes them real. One of them discovers an advertisement for a dude ranch where guests like them could spend time doing work that matters – the work of a cowboy. So they headed west, with all of its hilarious consequences. One very short scene has stayed with me for over twenty years. Curley, a cowboy played by Jack Palance, and Mitch, a city slicker played by Billy Crystal, are riding together on horseback. During their conversation, Curley turns to Mitch to offer advice. Curley: Do you know what the secret of life is? (Holds up one finger) This. Mitch: Your finger? Curley: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and the rest doesn’t mean dirt. Mitch: But what is that “one thing”? Curley: That’s what you have to find out.
for many years. The pilgrimage was a very moving experience. Each of us - in our own way and at different points along our journey - arrived at moments of profound truth and enlightenment. Each of us returned from the trip changed. Certainly I did. I now understood, more clearly than ever, what really matters in my life. Many years before this pilgrimage, and a few years before any of you was born, I made my way to the theater to see “City Slickers.” That was comic relief at its finest. During that movie, however, I experienced a moment of enlightenment.
I immediately connected with that scene because – in addition to being funny – it conveyed an immediate and irrefutable truth. Find out what this is, stick to it, and the rest doesn’t mean dirt. My remarks this afternoon are not going to tell you what that “one thing” is, or should be. Each of you has to find out that on your own. But I’d like to suggest where or how you can find it. I’ll begin with a letter written by the American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. Long after Fitzgerald earned his fame and, frankly, wasted it through bouts of alcoholism, he was preparing to send his daughter off to college. As a writer, he did what many writers do – he sat down and wrote her a letter. Towards its end, he said: “The
redeeming things in life are not ’happiness and pleasure,’ but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.” So here’s one place where you might find your “one thing” – through struggle, through a difficult set of circumstances you must overcome, or a moment when you must take a stand and decide what really matters. When Rosa Parks left work at a department store in Montgomery, Alabama, on a December afternoon in 1955, she boarded a bus intending only to go home. Asked to give up her seat on the bus for white passengers, she refused. Years later, she said of that moment, “When the white driver stepped back toward us, when he waved his hand and ordered us up and out, I felt a determination to cover my body like a quilt on a winter night.” In 1996, seven Cistercians – monks whom we commonly refer to as Trappists – were confronted with a difficult decision. Their monastery was in Algeria, and Algeria was struggling to rid itself of French colonial rule. Since all the monks were French, they were seen as oppressors. As violence came closer and closer, they realized they had a choice: remain in Algeria where they had been for years, serving the local population, or leave Algeria for a life of prayer and solitude elsewhere. In the end, they refused to depart. The “one thing” for Rosa Parks was her dignity. For that she was arrested.
The “one thing” for the monks was their solidarity with the people they served. For that they were killed. Your moment of truth and how you respond may not make it into the history books, or result in your arrest or loss of life, but it may, in its own way, change who you are. It is not only through struggle that you find that “one thing” but through institutions you encounter. One example of this comes from Hugh Heclo’s book On Thinking
Valedictorian: Dennis Muldoon Many of us having been waiting this day for a long time, wondering what joy it would undoubtedly bring as we finally grasp our distinguished diplomas. Certainly the joy is present and great, but there is also a sense of nostalgia as we slowly come to realize that this is the end of a major chapter of our lives. Some of us have been here for four, five, or even six years. Catholic Memorial has become a second home for most us here this evening and it has instilled in us the values held dear by our entire community. Our time here has revealed to us what it truly means to labor in service as a community through the time we invested in the Walk for Breast Cancer,
Institutionally. He talks about second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who, when inducted into the baseball hall of fame, said, “I was in awe every time I walked on to the field. I was taught that you never, ever disrespect your opponents or teammates or your organization or your manager, and never, ever your uniform…a lot of people say that (being inducted) validates my career. But I didn’t work hard for validation. I didn’t play the game because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that’s what you’re supposed to do.” So that one thing for Ryne Sandberg? Respect. Another social institution that is outside your experience but that you have benefitted from: parenting. One thing you learn quickly as a parent is the heavy weight of responsibility. I have had the great pleasure of meeting many of your parents. What strikes me about them is the lesson of responsibility each of them has embraced. Like you, they were once relatively free of responsibility. Even after being married, but before you arrived, the “one thing” that guided their every action was responsibility. Then you came along, and perhaps for the first time, responsibility became their driving principal. For that, they would sacrifice sometimes heroically.
Hunger Fest, the Blood Drives, our senior service projects, and countless other service opportunities. CM has forged us into the true knights that we are today: honest, hardworking, and caring men. There is no doubt in my mind that we have become who we are today thanks to the Christian values which were taught to us by our teachers. Whether it was in Brother Oxx’s class where we learned to acquire a love of learning through his amazing storytelling style of teaching or in Ms. Lockwood’s class where we grew in an appreciation for different cultures by listening to music from across the globe, CM has instilled in us a deep yearning and appreciation for knowledge. Our education at CM has helped us develop a widespread acceptance of other backgrounds and cultures. Few continued on next page
Rosa Parks, the Trappist monks, Ryne Sandberg, your parents: each of them, in different ways, arrived at a point in their lives where they identified the “one thing” that would be the driving principle in their lives. So class of 2012, resist becoming – like the characters in “City Slickers” – individuals who move through life without any thought or attention given to what matters. Begin now a search for the “one thing” around which you will organize your life, the “one thing” that will give meaning to everything else. God, the sanctity of life, loyalty, truthfulness, respect, human dignity, a personal relationship, care for our planet – let one of these become the lens through which everything else is viewed, the driving principle behind all your actions. Curley was right – find that one thing, stick to it, and the rest doesn’t mean dirt. I conclude not by saying goodbye, for there should never be goodbyes in the Catholic Memorial family. Instead I bid you farewell. And you will “fare well” if you live out the aspiration that we use to close out every day at Catholic Memorial School. Please join me: Live Jesus in our Hearts… Forever! God bless the Christian Brothers. And thank you. t
Salutatorian: Miles McCarthy It was in the fall of freshman year, the part of freshman year before hockey season started, so at that time, I had about zero friends. As many of my close friends know, I have this weird attraction to the shell gas station affectionately known as “the gas.” I could actually eat full meals there. Anyway, I was walking back from “the gas,” snickers bar in one hand, Arnold Palmer in the other, and I saw two students from West Roxbury High School walking towards me on the CM side of the street. I hurried past, when I heard one say to the other, “Dude, those uniforms are whack. I would never go to that school.” As you probably figured, I continued on next page
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high schools can boast the incredibly diverse and unified student body present here tonight. Our classmates hail not only from different corners of this state but also from different corners of the globe reaching as far as Seoul, South Korea, and China. We have grown into a brotherhood in various ways including occasions when our classmates donned jerseys bearing our sacred crest and prepared to defend the CM name in some athletic endeavor or even as we roared, in unison, from the sidelines or packed stands for our fellow Knights. We came together in glorious times of victory. More importantly, however, we joined together even in times of loss. We have among us this evening two empty seats, one for Chris Donlon, and one for Francis McInerney. Their memories will be cherished by our class for the rest of our lives. One of America’s greatest distance runners, Steve Prefontaine, described how he ran every race. He did not run to see who was fastest but claimed, “I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into an exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself a little more.” Congratulations, Class of 2012: you have guts! I wish all of you well in the next chapter of your life. t
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PAUL BRAUER Dover Providence College Music Medal DOMINIC A. CAUTERUCCIO Holbrook Bryant University Br. Samuel A. Ryan Math Medal RONALD A. CLAUDE Dedham Boston College Stephen R. Power ‘72 Community Service Award KEVIN D. DONNELLY West Roxbury Providence College Br. William A. Hennessey Forensic Award JOSHUA J. DYSON Norwood Emmanuel College Art Medal BRANDON M. HAMEL Easton University of Virginia Br. Patrick C. Fleming Administrators’ Award DENNIS M. KHOSHABJIAN West Roxbury Merrimack College Computer Science Medal
Claude GERARD E. LAWLER Avon Boston University Science Medal AARON J. MARCEL Abington University of Massachusetts – Amherst Social Studies Medal
MILES E. MCCARTHY Framingham Williams College Br. Cornelius P. Ryan General Excellence Award DENNIS J. MULDOON Weymouth College of the Holy Cross Br. Joseph G. McKenna General Excellence Award Ronald S. Perry Scholar/Athlete Award
CHRISTOPHER A. RYAN Framingham Sewanee – University of the South Br. E. John Sheehan Stewardship Award RICHARD J. THOMPSON Norwood Emmanuel College Theology Medal MARK A. WOODALL West Roxbury Loyola University – Maryland Br. Arthur A. Loftus Leadership Award
ANTONIO A. ZEGARELLI, JR. West Newton Boston College English Medal
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was terrified. However, the other kid with him turned and said, “Nah man, don’t say that,” to which his counterpart replied, “Why not?” At this point, I slowed down and tried my best to listen from a distance. To this day I can still hear the words that kid said and in the same voice. He told his friend, “I wish my momma had the money to send me to that school, because if you go to that school, you’re gonna be somebody.” “You’re gonna be somebody.” We’re here at graduation today looking towards the future, forever seeking to be men of character, men of integrity, upstanding members of society, seeking to be somebody. But who must we be somebody for? Our parents who sent us here? Maybe. Our teachers who enlightened us along the way? Them too. What about the students who haven’t had the opportunities we’ve had? Those who wish they had the chance to come to CM? Absolutely for them. What about the two empty seats for members of our class, students who had the opportunity to come to CM, but whose lives were taken too soon? Be somebody for them. So if there’s one thing you should take from the kid almost as smart as Dennis Muldoon, it’s this: we all have a responsibility to use the opportunities that we have been granted through the hard work of our teachers, parents, and others, an opportunity that others do not have. Today our journey at CM may be closing, but our life is just beginning. t
Cap’s Last Class
Following are some of the many responses to this Facebook story that came in the week of Cap’s retirement:
Tom Kane ’85 It seems like years ago (it actually is) but I remember your class very well. It was one of my favorite classes at CM. I appreciated your teaching and sense of humor. I wish you well in the next stage of your life. Enjoy your retirement as well as your family!! Troy Twitty ’88 Best wishes to Mr. Cap. I can still remember Mr. Cap and his trademark wooden stick always by his side. Enjoy retirement!!
Mr. Capodilupo put in a
fine effort on his last day of teaching on Monday, May 7, on the last of his 41 years of service to Catholic Memorial School. It began with his senior homeroom in room 14, then a first period section of college math. At 9:15, there was the Founder’s Day Mass, where the administration asked him to hand each graduating senior a farewell gift. Then there was pre-calc, his morning coffee with colleague Vin Catano, then another college math, a lunch duty, and two periods of accounting. Until the last bell on his last day, Mr. Cap did what he’s learned to do best: helped his students - predominantly seniors - ready themselves for the next step in their lives. “All of you will graduate, except you,” he said in jest, pointing at one student. “You’re going to summer school.” But making a couple seniors stay after their last class to finish overdue homework and save a passing grade, Mr. Cap showed the patient spirit that makes a good teacher great. 16
“By the grace of Cap, they’ll get by,” he said under his breath. A 1967 graduate of CM, Mr. Cap went on to study at Boston College. In 1971, the principal invited him back to coach basketball and baseball, and he said yes. He’s never left.
Lorenzo Amaya ’88 I am so thankful for Mr. Cap! I remember his accounting class as one of my favorite classes. Favorite quotes of Mr. Cap: “ GOOSE EGG!”, and “CHEAT CHEAT NEVER BEAT!” Thanks so much Mr. Cap. Patrick Bleakney ’88 ...the sound of
A West Roxbury fixture, Mr. Cap sent his two sons - Paul ’92 and Brian ’97, to CM. And he’ll hope to spend more time with them, his wife Deborah and his three grandchildren, as retirement beckons.
that stick as he walked down the hall,
Before then, CM will ask a few more favors of Mr. Cap - serving as Chef-inResidence for the school cookouts this month, Chief Security Detail at commencement, and Official Ranger at the annual faculty golf tournament in June.
sarcastic to say, but he would really want
For his last class, students did their last impressions of the Room 14 legend, while others teased him about his age and his penchant for a good cigar.
where it is today!!
Long before last period, Mr. Cap had lost his necktie. But as they shuffled out of class shaking his hand or cheering, seniors heard his trademark salutation: “Fine effort. See you tomorrow.” t
you knew it was him coming...two packs tomorrow! Kevin J. Hartigan ’71 Congratulations, Cappy. If your old poker buddy was still around, he would have something to congratulate you and wish you a happy retirement. Mike Nagle ’93 Congrats Mr. Cap on your well deserved retirement. The best teacher I had. He helped shape my career
Brian Capodilupo ’97 Good luck dad. I wish you the best. Matt Sprissler ’92 Thanks for everything! Chop Chop! David St. Martin ’91 Congrats Mr. Cap. I liked you when I was a student there and liked you even more when I was a teacher there. You will be missed and nobody will ever make room 14 the same...chop chop.
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Faculty & Staff Notes ✒ Congratulations to English teacher and forensics coach Rob Croteau ’93 and his wife Eileen McLaughlin on the birth of their son, Robert Theodore (at right), born on April 29 and weighing in at 10 lbs. even!
✒ Congratulations to Food Services Director Patty Marchand and her husband
Norm on the birth of their granddaughter, Brooklyn Marie, born March 19 and weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz. The proud parents are their daughter Stephanie and her husband John.
✒ Congratulations to President Paul Sheff ’62 and his wife Jamie on the birth of
their first grandchild, Ryan Joseph, born April 18 and weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. The proud parents are their son Dan and his wife Desiree.
✒ Congratulations to English Chair Vin Catano P’01 who was named a 2012 winner of the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Teaching Award. The Sondheim Teaching Awards honor “the contributions of specific teachers and reward them for their dedication and service. By spotlighting the extraordinary impact teachers have on the lives of their students, the Awards celebrate the teaching profession, the important role of teachers in society and seeks to inspire others to pursue this noble profession.”
In nominating Catano, his colleague and former student Mark Smith ’85 wrote, “I was a C-minus student with no enthusiasm for the written word. In fact, any written word I ever read, I forgot, and any written word I had to read and write about only compounded my fears and heightened my anxiety. However, one man halted the fears and anxiety.” Smith cited the inspiration Catano gave him to think of literature as a living document and to tackle goals in the classroom and goals in track and field with equal poise and determination. Catano (below), who began teaching English at CM in 1972 and who has coached three seasons of track for each of those forty years, is a member of the Catholic Memorial School Hall of Fame and the MSTCA Hall of Fame. “Simply put, teaching is what I do,» Catano says. «Getting up in the morning and mentoring young people invigorates me on a daily basis. My hope is that my students receive as much as they give me.”
Years of Service
Anne Bosse Nick Colarossi Leslye Porter Ashley Critchley Silvana Hanna Thomas Jordan ’89 Stephanie Peacock Connie Powell Leah Ramsdell Megan Reilly
Karen Blodgett Vincent Bradley David Erwin ’96 Claire Solman Craig Spaner Robert Croteau ’93 Leo Peltier ’89
Donald Cormier Thomas Meagher
Reunion 2012 They came from 26 states and three foreign countries, from as far as California and Germany to as nearby as Dedham. Catholic Memorial School’s class of 1962 converged on the school’s campus on June 8 for its 50th high school reunion. Remarkably, 62 of them showed up. That included the school’s current president, Paul Sheff, who himself was the class valedictorian a half-century ago. The school’s second graduating class sees itself as the one that really put the school on the map - winning the school’s first athletic state championship - in basketball - as well as the first state title in speech and debate and several league championships. At Friday’s reunion, the class
celebrated Mass, had a lively discussion as part of an ongoing school history project, and dined together in the school’s dining hall, one which they saw constructed during their sophomore year. “It could have been different, but here we are now,” said Br. Vin McNally, a ’62 grad who, like ten percent of the class, went on to serve in ministry. “We’re still here, even all the way from Germany. We have not gone away, even 50 years later. Where we will be tomorrow really does not matter, because we take ourselves along, and what we value.” On Saturday, the Class of ’62 continued reminiscing while setting sail in Boston Harbor on the Spirit of Boston. That evening, they joined other reunion classes
in a tent on the baseball field for an outdoor clambake. In all, over two hundred CM alumni from the years ending in 2 and 7 gathered on campus for the event. “Thanks to everyone in the Class of ’62 and our other alumni who returned for this spectacular event,” said alumni director David Erwin. “We’re very proud of our 50-year grads, and we hope to see them all back here in another five years!”
CLASS OF ’62: Robert C. Bernard, Rev. Charles E. Bourke, Jr., John A. Boyle, Leo F. Brehm, Bert J. Capone, Jr. , George W. Carpenter, John M. Carr, William R. Casey, Dr. Richard P. Ciavarra, James J. Comer, Thomas J. Corcoran, James F. Costello, Redmond P. Costello, Daniel I. Cronin, Jr. , Patrick J. Curtin, David L. Delaney, Stephen A. Dempsey, James M. Driscoll, William J. Durken, John F. Flannery, Jr. , William J. Flynn, John A. Foley, Lawrence J. Friel, Richard C. Geden, George H. Genereux, Thomas J. Griffin, William J. Hartigan, Dr. Barry J. Hennessey, Thomas R. Hennigan, John P. Hoar, Gregory J. Jones, James G. Judge, Henry G. Kara, Alan E. Keliher, Ferdinand T. Kelley, Daniel C. Leahy, Gerald M. Lydon, George S. MacKay, John D. MacKinnon III, Stephen J. Madden, John P. Madden, Edward J. McElaney, Br. V. Gregory M. McNally, C.F.C. , William J. Mitchell, Bernard D. Mohr, David H. Murphy, Jr. , Jeremiah V. O’Connor, Joseph P. Plunkett III, M. Stanton Putnam, Francis X. Radley, Philip D. Riley, John F. Roche, Edward B. Schofield, John J. Sheff, Paul E. Sheff, James P. Sullivan, William J. Sullivan, Jr. , Daniel P. Thornton, Dr. John E. Varley, James J. Wall, Thomas A. Walsh, Thomas M. Walsh CLASS OF ’67: Dr. Robert L. Amrhein, Robert Augusta, Jr. , William J. Brackett, Paul Breen, Robert P. Clark, Dennis L. Curran, John L. Dondero, James J. Donoghue, Robert Fallon, Joseph D. Flannery, D. Richard Flynn, David H.
Harrison, Gerard F. Hartigan, Robert E. Konetzny, John J. Mackin, Jr. , Henry W. McCusker, Ronald P. Mutascio, Michael D. Savage, Joseph A. Valiquette, Charles E. Vernon, William H. Weed III
CLASS OF ’72: Marty J. Davoren, Stephen P. Kelly, Stephen C. Maloney, Stephen P. Pezzella, Kevin F. Shea, Philip J. Woods CLASS OF ’77: William A. Barrett, Michael J. Crisp, James B. DeGraaf, David F. Donahue, Keith W. Kettell, Daniel O. Mee, Robert G. Mulvey CLASS OF ’82: Paul Asmar, Mark Bulger, Rev. Paul F. Coughlin, Andrew Dimitri, John Doris, Pierce J. Haley, Dr. James P. Keane, Scott Malone, William F. O’Connell, Joseph M. O’Hara II, Robert A. Palizzolo, Francis J. Steinkrauss, Michael A. Sullivan, Robert T. Timmerman II CLASS OF ’87: Robert Amatucci, Todd J. Barrett, Anthony Bligh, Thomas B. Brittan, John D. Broderick, Jr. , John P. Chojnowski, John M. Conroy, Kevin F. Coyne, James Crawford, Steven Dipietro, David Donovan, James G. Drury, Mark Flynn, Robert Gannon, Paul W. Giunta, Jr., Michael J. Gormley, Scott Guilbeault, Sean P. Hearn III, Robert J. Howard, Michael Kelleher, James P. Kelley, Daniel Krusz, Robert E. MacAulay, Howard McEachern, Jr. , Kevin McGillicuddy, Robert C. Nealon, John Randall, Pasquale Scialoia, Christopher Sheehan, John P. Sweeney, Michael C. Techiera, John M. Tobin, Jr. , Mark D. Vallucci, Leonard F. Wall, Jr. , Robert W. Walsh
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CLASS OF ’92: Leo G. Brehm II, Mark J. Everett, Adam C. Fandrey, John T. Flynn, Patrick J. O’Hanlon, Edward A. Raffoni, Joseph T. Rooney CLASS OF ’97: Myles J. Dudley, Br. Jason M. Ford, C.F.C. , Joseph M. Kealty, William F. MacGregor, Robert S. Todd CLASS OF ’02: Christopher M. Cappadona, Paul M. McLaughlin, Matthew W. Nichols, Michael A. Rolfes
CLASS OF ’07: Bryan J. Aldridge, William Besinger, Craig A. Carpenter, John C. Cassidy, Robert Daley, Gustav P. Elvin, Conor P. Foley, John M. Glaze, James T. Gorman, Jr. , Brendan J. Guinnane, Patrick Hall, Ryan G. Hicks, Michael Keenan, Brian M. Kickham, Peter M. McGovern, Jr. , Joseph J. McLean, Tyler R. Medeiros, John Miele, John J. Moriarty, Ostap Nalysnyk, Coleman Noonan, Nicholas M. Peters, Bryan B. Rosata, John E. Saroufim, Jake M. Silins, Ryan T. Smith, Paul F. Troy, Jr.
Year in Sports
FOOTBALL The 2011 varsity
football team had a lot to be proud of over the course of its nine-game season, finishing 2nd in the conference. After an early season loss to Marshfield, the Knights went on to win seven consecutive games, outscoring their opponents 223-64. The team earned non-conference wins over Bishop Guertin, Hingham, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) and Brockton, and conference wins over Malden Catholic, St. John’s Prep and Xaverian. The win against the Hawks was the first since 2002. Captains A.J. Doyle, Donovan Henry, Armani Reeves and Cam Williams showed exceptional leadership throughout the season. Both Williams and Reeves were selected to play in the U.S. Marine Corps’ annual Semper Fidelis Bowl in Phoenix, AZ on January 3. On offense, playmakers through the season included Doyle, Reeves, Henry, Brandon Hamel ’12, David Berment ’12, Antonio Zegarelli ’12 and William Earl ’12. They were joined on a solid offensive line by Garrett Ewanouski ’12, Josh Charles ’12, Charles Nkwantah ’12, Curtis West ’12, and Eddie Murray ’12. CM’s defense was behind such low-scoring from the opposition all season. That included the efforts of Jon Schneider, Mike Lyons ’12, Tyler Loring ’12, Greg Dubois ’12, Sean Lampron ’12, Cullen Bosse ’12, Darryl Noncent ’12, and Anthony Preston ’12 – Coach Alex Campea P’09
GOLF Despite fielding a relatively young roster
of players, this year’s golf team put up impressive numbers all season long. Finishing the season with an overall record of 13-3, they qualified for states, which were held on October 24. Mike Mason ’13 led the Knights’ talented young squad in the regular season. Mason has averaged a score of 38.5, though the team was also strengthened by solid performances from Matt Wessenberg ’13, Brian Dalzell ’12, Justin Ryder ’13 David Consigli
’12 and Andrew Gordon ’13. The team earned narrow victories over Malden Catholic, Walpole, Winchester and Xaverian, and fought close matches against BC High and St. John’s Prep. Wessenberg, Mason and Dalzell earned all-conference honors. – Coach John Palermo ’79
SOCCER The varsity soccer team earned
an 11-5-2 record in the regular season and entered the playoffs in November with a #10-seed in the Division 1 South bracket of the MIAA tournament. In the first round matchup against #7-seed Oliver Ames, Henri Jean-Claude ’12 scored to give CM the win. In the quarterfinals, the team fought hard against BC High in a 1-0 loss. The team finished the season with a 12-6-2 overall record, going 3-4-1 in conference play. In the regular season, the team posted dominant wins over Boston Latin, Malden Catholic, Stoughton, O’Bryant, Central Catholic, Braintree, and Xaverian. In close contests with Newton South and Braintree High, the team also emerged victorious. The team went 500 against the two teams that would eventually make the Eastern Mass finals. Senior captains Terence Rooney ’12, Henri Jean-Claude ’12 and Ryan Lemoie ’12, all of whom played on the 2009 championship team. Captain Todd MacDonald ’13, Ed DeLuca ’13, John Torpey ’13, Ryan Doherty ’12, Denzel Gonzales ’12 and Paul Brauer ’12 were strong on defense through the season, and in net, Zachary Watson ’13 and Tom Stanton ’12 combined for ten shutouts. At season’s end, Jean-Claude was named Team MVP. Jean-Claude was also named a Mass AllStar and, together with leading scorer Ryan Lemoie, earned all-conference honors. – Coach John Finn ’89
The CM Cross Country team experienced exceptional individual performances this season while overall, the team experienced unexpected bad luck as a result of injuries. Last year’s individual leader and All State qualifier as a sophomore, Ryan Reid ’13 was injured in the first meet of the year and was sidelined for the entire season. On the positive side, Dennis Muldoon ’11 turned in some very impressive performances. He began his season with an individual victory against Xaverian and never looked back. He placed 2nd in his division at the prestigious Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortlandt Park in New York while going undefeated in the Catholic Conference League. Then on October 29, at the historic Franklin Park course, he won the individual Catholic Conference Championship race and was named MVP of the League by a unanimous vote of the coaches. Although the team had a heavy senior influence of Connor Muldoon ’12, Miles McCarthy ’12, Jack Grubner ’12, and Bobby Lawler ’12, the freshman team showed excellent potential. Indicative of this was the medal winning performances of Tony Kandalaft ’15, Jackson Carr ’15 and Greg Tobin ’16 at the Manhattan Invitational in New York. – Coach Tom Beatty ’68
BASKETBALL The varsity basketball
team finished the season with a 17-5 record after making it to the south sectional quarterfinals in the MIAA Division I tournament. There, the team fell to Brockton, 76-63. The Knights played every second of that last game, contesting every play on defense and staying persistent on offense. To reach the quarterfinals, the #8 Knights defeated a #9-seed Barnstable team, 81-68. In the regular season, CM earned a Catholic Conference championship with a 7-1 conference record. They also earned key wins over strong non-conference opponents like Newton North, Lincoln Sudbury and St. Peter Marian. Team captains Armani Reeves, Dan Powers and Matt Droney showed poise and leadership all season. Powers and Droney became the seventh and eighth CM players in school history to score 1,000 points in their careers. Seniors Matt Beggan and Terence Rooney provided sound support off the bench throughout the season, and we saw great improvement from underclass talents Aamahne Santos, Chris Siggers, Gerard Adams, who earned postseason starts. Thanks to my loyal coaching staff – Ed Sprissler, Tom Ryan and Billy Sittig ’02 – for a great season. – Coach Dennis Tobin P’16 ’17 continued on next page
Sports WRESTLING For the first time in recent
memory the varsity wrestling program earned both individual and team entries to states. Although the team lost to Milford in the opening round of the team tournament on February 19, Emmit Tkach ’12 and Cam Carpenter competed at individual states and earned 4th place victories in their weight divisions. These finishes earned them All-State berths for the AllState tournament on February 24, where they both competed well but did not advance. The team’s collective effort showed strong early on with wins over Cambridge, Newton North and Whittier Tech. By new year’s, the team was 6-1 in dual matches and had racked up impressive places at the Wakefield and Lowell Tournaments. Overall, the team finished with an 11-7 record after besting Xaverian and BC High as the regular season came to a close. At sectionals, the team placed third overall, with Carpenter winning a sectional title. Tkach and Brian Ferrara ’14 came in 2nd, while Chris Cobuccio ’14, Paul Curtin ’13, P.J. Ishige ’12 and Mike Aquino ’15 came in 4th. – Coach Matt Fay ’04
The CM hockey program gave players, parents and fans a once-in-a-lifetime treat this January with the first “Frozen Fenway” matchup between CM and BC High. The game attracted, by far, the largest regular season crowd to ever attend a high school hockey game. In the regular season, the Knights finished with a record of 7-9-3, posting dominant wins over Framingham, Xaverian, Weymouth, and Bishop Hendricken and falling in one-goal losses to BC High, Fairfield Prep, St. John’s Prep Needham and Hingham. The team rallied to tie Central Catholic, Malden Catholic and BC High in close matches. On defense, netminder Shane Starrett ’13 (2.10 GAA) showed great improvement and earned his place there each week. The defense was led by captain Jared Beckwith ’12 and senior Ryan Sullivan. On offense, our point leaders were Jack O’Hear ’13, Aaron Marcel ’12, Liam Coughlin ’13, Kevin Hock ’16 and Beau Starrett ’14. Overall, a young squad this year got great experience competing against the best public and Catholic high schools in the state and across New England. – Coach Bill Hanson
In dual meets this winter, seniors Donovan Henry and Dennis Muldoon went undefeated – Muldoon in the 1-mile and 2-mile events and Henry in the 55m and 300m events. Other regular dual meet winners included Josh Charles ’12 (55m hurdles), David Berment ’12 (long jump), Godswill Igbokwe ’12 (shot-put), and the 4x200-meter relay team of Henry, Berment, Curtis West ’12 and Andrew Rogantino ’12. At the Tri-County League meet on February 9, Donovan Henry won the 55-m and 300-m events and was named the Outstanding Performer of the Year. The 4x200-meterrelay team won as well. Other finalists: David Berment (4th, long-jump); Godswill Igbokwe ’13 (6th, shot-put); Curtis West (3rd, 55m); Todd MacDonald ’13 (12th, 300m); Dennis Muldoon ’12 (4th, 1-mile); Connor Muldoon ’12 (8th, 2-mile); Josh Charles ’12 (5th, 55m hurdles); 4x800m relay (5th), and Justin Wadsworth ’15 (10th, 1000m F/S). Several competitors competed at states, where both Henry (300m)and the 4x200-meter relay team won their events. And on February 26, Henry became CM’s first
300-meter champ in nearly forty years at the MIAA All-State Meet. Both Henry and the relay team earned spots at the New England Championships and the 2012 New Balance Nationals, held at the Armory in New York City. – Coach Tom Beatty ’68
SWIMMING CM’s swim team showed
steady improvement all season long in several events and its top talents competed well into the postseason. With dual-meet wins over East Boston High and Boston Latin Academy, the many swimmers from grades 8 through 12 on the team came together for a strong performance. As devoted underclassmen for the Knights, Chris Lee ’14 and Alex Young ’13 both showed remarkable poise throughout the season and into the postseason. At the Catholic Conference Championship meet on February 3, Lee earned an impressive 3rd place finish against a tough field in the 500- yard freestyle event. At the Division II South Sectional tournament on February 13, both swam in the 200- yard freestyle relay before competing in their own events – Young in the 100-yard backstroke and Lee in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events. Senior captain Chris Ryan and senior Dennis Ferzoco rounded out that relay team. – Coach Chris Boyle
BASEBALL The varsity
baseball team finished the regular season with a 12 - 8 record, and then lost to Barnstable 6 - 1 in the first round of the South Sectional Tournament. On offense, the team was led by junior Kevin Murphy and senior Mike Perry, who both garnered all Conference honors. On the mound, senior Mike
Nolan, junior Sean Heelen, and junior Pat Hurley earned the lion’s share of the innings, with Hurley being selected to the All Conference team.The team reached the postseason for the 13th consecutive year. Thanks to assistant coach Dennis Semler ’87, manager Mike Brown ’13, and all the players. – Coach Hal Carey ’95
The varsity lacrosse team earned the school’s first Catholic Conference Championship this season after its May 8 win over BC High, 9-8. Like everything else this season, that win was a dramatic one. Coming into the season with a talented roster that included four college-bound lax athletes, the team began the season with five consecutive wins over Chelmsford, Xaverian, BC High, St. John’s Prep and Marshfield. The team’s only three losses came this season by one-goal at the hands of Needham and St. John’s Prep and Scituate. Other than that, the team’s offense, led by All conference seniors Tom Stanton, Austin Bannister and John Harrison was unstoppable, tallying double-digit goals in nine regular season games. The teams defense was anchored by seniors Chris Ryan, Aaron Marcel, Matt Engel and Ryan Sullivan held down top offenses throughout the year. Senior netminder Miles McCarthy was one of the best in the state and kept the team in the closer games. In the postseason, the team breezed its way throughPembroke, with a 20-3 win, and Norwood, with a 13-5 win, to advance to the state quarterfinals. There, they faced a tough Medfield squad but outlasted them, 10-9. In the state semis, they fought hard against an undefeated Concord Carlisle but fell, 9-3. Thanks to Captains Bannister, McCarthy, Stanton and Ryan and to my assistant coach Dennis Lynch. – Coach Kevin Lynch
RUGBY The varsity rugby team again set
out on a very competitive season with some of the top opponents from across New England. The team opened its regular season with a 12-7 win over Xaverian. They followed that up with two losses to Division 1A teams Scituate and Wilbraham and Monson – both top teams. Morale improved midseason with dominant wins over Milton (36-20), Arlington (10-0), and BC High (12-7). They closed out the season with two more D-1A teams: Lincoln Sudbury and Needham. This was Coach Ross MacDonald’s last season helping out and we are grateful to him for his hard work in keeping this program strong. In these past two seasons, CM’s squad has improved mentally quite well, but it still needs a major boost in student involvement, which we hope for next year thanks to an outstanding core of juniors. – Coach Joe Eckstrom
The varsity volleyball team showed a lot of heart this spring, facing adversity in a number of matches against tough league and non-league opponents. That strength of heart showed strong with big wins over Randolph High and St. John’s High School. Thanks to the motivational efforts of captains Gregory DuBois, Denzel Gonzales and Charles Nkwantah, the team played every point in close matchups against Newton South, Medfield, and Millis. Thanks to Coach Peter McGovern who helped strengthen our program’s JV core of players. We look forward to a much-improved season next spring! – Coach Alex Orphanos ’06
The varsity tennis team had an impressive season, notching wins against almost every opponent. The first doubles team of Paul Brauer ’12 and Casey Hamel ’14 were a consistent force, going nearly undefeated all season long and giving the Knights a much-needed win in close matchups. This doubles duo was also CM’s first postseason entry in a few years and represented the school well in the MIAA brackets. The team also had solid play all season long from Brian Dalzell ’12, James Barham ’14 and Lynch Wang ’13, who helped CM earn two individual wins over Braintree and Malden Catholic. Thanks to Coach Kiernan Joyce ’99 for helping with the JV team’s efforts this spring. – Coach Leo Peltier ’89
This year’s outdoor track team was led by Donovan Henry ’12, whose season was nothing short of remarkable. Named CM’s Outstanding Athlete by the coaches was only the beginning of the awards he was to receive. In the Catholic Conference Championships, Donovan was named Outstanding Performer in the League as well as All Conference in three events, 200 meters, 400 meters and 4 x 100 relay. The other athletes named All Conference in the league were Joshua Charles in the 110 meter High Hurdles (15.84), Dennis Muldoon in the 2 mile (9:34.87), and the 4 x 100 relay team of Henry, David Berment ’12, Curtis West ’12 and Hanif Conrad ’14. The relay team would also compete in the prestigious Penn Relays and run the fastest time of any New England school. At D-II states, Donovan Henry was the first to record a victory in the 200 meter in his best time of 21.76. The 4 x 100 relay would soon join Donovan on the victory stand with a win in a State record time of 43.08. Dennis Muldoon ran a valiant race in the heat to finish 3rd in the 2 mile. The All-State Championships at Fitchburg State College were next. Once again, Henry emerged victorious. The 4 x 100 relay soon joined Donovan as the best in the state running their best time of 42.69. With Curtis West finishing 4th in the 100 meter (11.04) the CM track team finished 5th in the All State Meet. Both Henry and the 4 x 100 relay team were named All Scholastic. Thanks also to seniors Connor Muldoon ’12 and Jack Grubner ’12. The future looks very promising with runners like Ryan Reid ’13 (4:41 mile), Godswill Igbokwe ’13 (48’11 shot put), Dan Kelly ’13 (shot put 42’6) and Peter Ngobidi ’13 (discus 122’11). – Coach Tom Beatty ’68
Seniors are first in stock market challenge Earning 41% growth in one quarter in a nationwide stock-challenge game, Chang Quan ’12 and Hao Tang ’12 were named first of over a thousand teams in Massachusetts in the annual SIMFA Foundation’s Stock Market Game on April 30. The two accounting students in Mr. Sullivan’s senior course invested an imaginary $100,000, as thousands of their peers did across the nation. By April 30, their portfolio had earned $41,000. More remarkably, CM also fielded the 3rd place team in the state: Ruairi Page ’12 and Sean Cushing ’12. Quan and Tang, who hail from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively, will continue their studies and stock-watching while at BU and Wofford College next year. SIMFA recognized the two seniors at an awards ceremony at Boston Globe headquarters on May 22.
Single-stream recycling comes to CM Thanks to sophomores Zachary Stueve (pictured) and Casey Hamel, the school is back on the recycling map. The two student government leaders successfully defended their proposal to the SGA and administration in March to install new single-stream recycling containers across campus. “We had recycling in every room for a while, then it just kind of went away one day,” Stueve said. “It seemed like just a lack of care for the environment. We wanted to bring it back.”
International Week returns Every CM student found himself immersed in international culture during International Week, the last week of March. The world language department organized various cultures’ foods in the cafe, prayers in different languages, videos of unique cultural sports during lunch periods and special guests visiting each day. On Wednesday, the entire school gathered in the Perry Gym for Inca Son, a native Peruvian music and dance performance. Members of the group performed the native Andean “scissor dance” while playing various Peruvian instruments in a live concert. On Thursday, Irish Studies students welcomed former Massachusetts Senate president Billy Bulger and his wife Mary. Bulger discussed the legacy of Irish American politicians (including himself) in the city while answering students questions about famed Boston mayor James Michael Curley and his own tenure in the Senate. And on March 29, hundreds of parents, guests and students enjoyed each others’ cultural heritage, tasted each other’s foods and surveyed the work of all first-level World Language students, each one of whom had created a display for the evening’s showcase.
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Four state champions on speech team Seniors Mark Woodall and Kevin Donnelly earned a state championship in duo interpretation before joining classmates Marcus Jackson and Andrew Rogantino to earn a second title in multiple reading at the Massachusetts Forensic League State Championships on March 31. Ben Finn ’14 and Marcus Jackson ’12 advanced to the final rounds of the National Catholic Forensic League National Champiomships over Memorial Day weekend. In the end, Finn was named the 4th place winner nationwide in the category of declamation, while Jackson finished in the top 20 in oral interpretation. Only one other team, Milton Academy, had two national qualifiers advance as far. CM sent 13 students overall to the event, held in Baltimore, MD. “We’re very proud of Ben and Marcus,” said head coach Rob Croteau. “They represented themselves and CM with great pride and they should be very proud of their performance.”
BERSI group spends April vacation in Quebec This year’s immersion trips for students include Peru, Bosnia and Croatia, Philadelphia, DC and New York. Over April vacation, students also headed to Montreal and Quebec City for a week of cultural immersion and diversion. “The trip did a great job of engaging our students in a variety of ways, and that the boys responded well to those challenges,” said chaperone and faculty member Alex Strum. “From dancing and playing spoons at the Sugar Shack to learning how to load muskets and cannons on the Plains of Abraham, these guys stepped up and made the most of the experience.” “Another highlight for the boys was going to the Notre Dame Basilica,” added chaperone and teacher Meaghan Cells, “where we saw an organ with impressive artwork and design within the main church, an organ with over 7,000 and a gorgeous chapel where there is a 2-year waiting list to hold marriage ceremonies.”
Independent studies: letters, classics, and crazy diamonds Seniors Kyung-tae Park, Paul Mulvey and Mark Woodall showcased their talents in violin, guitar and voice this spring with independent study performances sponsored by the fine arts department. All three performances were the product of two semesters’ worth of work with chair Craig Spaner, developing an idea, planning a performance and executing it in front of a live audience of peers and faculty. Park’s performance, entitled “Recollection,” included works from around the world: Korean, German, British, Austrian, Spanish, French, Hungarian and Irish classics. In “Letters to the Other,” Woodall’s one-hour recital of songs that have inspired him during his journeys, Woodall recounted to a hundred friends, faculty and family members what he has learned and how he has continued to grow as a result of his travels. Mulvey chose to perform Pink Floyd’s album “Shine on you crazy diamond” in its entirety, adding his own creative take on certain songs. continued on next page
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Taunusma, Shulman win class-wide oratory competitions The entire freshman class again prepared declamations for the class-wide competition this year, and Talink Taunusma rose to the top on May 21, winning the 2nd annual contest with his rousing rendition of Sami Switch’s “Ocean of Pain.” On May 22, Dan Shulman ’14 bested as many peers in the sophomore class’s original oratory competition with his 3-minute oration that delivered a creative spin on George Orwell’s 1984. Watch the two top performances on CM’s Vimeo site: vimeo.com/cathmem. The annual contests, co-organized by the school’s speech and debate team and the English department, aim to foster public speaking skills in every student. After a successful first contest for all freshmen in 2011, department chair Vin Catano P’01 organized the original oratory contest for the sophomore class. “Public speaking is a skill that we want all CM students to have,” said CM president Paul Sheff ’62, who advised the winners to continue fostering their talents. “You can never win the hearts and minds of a person except through persuasion-words finely crafted and compassionately delivered,” he said.
Parents Council Fashion Show raises $20,000 Over two hundred and fifty mothers, friends and guests attended the annual Parents Council Fashion Show on Sunday, March 25 on the Catholic Memorial campus. While students, parents and faculty modeled the latest fashions on the runway in the Perry Gymnasium, guests enjoyed a lunch, bid on silent auctions and won a variety of gift baskets donated by local businesses. The event, which raised over $20,000 for Catholic Memorial scholarships last year, is the Parents Council’s annual fundraiser. Over forty CM mothers contributed their time and talents to this year’s Fashion Show committee, and over fifty local businesses contributed their wares and services to the cause. Check out this year’s fashions on the CM website! 26
Middle School Program presents “a play fitted” Twelve students in grades 7 and 8 gave a rousing and memorable performance of a dozen Shakespeare scenes in two performances this March, directed by Ross MacDonald. Ranging from tragedy to comedy, the scenes gave an evening audience on March 21 and the entire Middle School Program on March 22 plenty to digest, and it showcased some of CM’s emerging dramatic talents. Whether in Joseph McCauley’s commanding Quince, Josh Mullin’s riotous Falstaff, Connor Sullivan’s soul-searching Richard III, Will Moriarty’s stern Cassius or a dozen other memorable roles, the cast gave everyone some serious moments - and a few ribald ones. Paul Marino ’16 was thrilled to take part in the production and said he learned a lot from working with its director. “He taught us never to quit, never to give up,” said Marino. Asked which part he enjoyed playing best, he replied, “Bottom. He doesn’t like working with others, and they’re trying to fight with him. I tied a lot of myself to that part.”
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the alumni office this spring. Boyle lives in Mill Valley, CA and talks to classmate Jack Barry every now and then, and heads out to sea every week on his boat to fish for salmon. Boyle was unable to get to his 50th reunion but wishes all his classmates well. Boyle went to Syracuse after CM, then the army, then lived in New York and moved to San Francisco in 1978. After retiring from Morgan Stanley several years ago, he now fishes and delivers fresh fish for his friends who run a seafood restaurant in Mill Valley.
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1964 Skip Lockwood attended the 100th Anniversary ceremony of Fenway Park on April 20, 2012. Lockwood pitched for the Red Sox in 1980.
Dr. Robert McWhirter was inducted into the Dakota Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame on May 5. McWhirter’s name, the citation read, “has been
Lockwood ’64 synonymous with Dakota Wesleyan athletics for more than 25 years. He came to Mitchell in 1985 and has been working with the Tigers’ athletic teams ever since. Dr. McWhirter attends as many home games as possible, including nearly every home football and basketball games, and he works closely with the DWU athletic training program and athletic training students — all on volunteer basis. Dr. McWhirter also generously donated to many of the DWU athletic programs, including money for a new softball field, which was dedicated in 2010.” The excitement continues for Bob Sheehan (profiled in the magazine last year), the auctioneer who lives in Austin, TX. Sheehan’s current project is the liquidation of a large amount of jewelry found in the home of Frank Calabrese Sr., a mafia figure from Chicago.
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1966 Ken Foscaldo was awarded the “Roy London Humanitarian Award” by the town of Westwood in April. Ken was praised for all his work for the St. Margaret Mary Parish church community: “teaching Religious Education, working with CLOW, leading CYO basketball, serving as an extraordinary minister, lectoring, being a member of the Finance Committee and coordinating the 2012 Catholic Appeal.” Senator Scott Brown and Mayor Thomas Menino joined hundreds of other well-wishers in saluting Richard Gormley as West Roxbury’s unofficial mayor on March 30. Crowds of well wishers lined a parade route in West Roxbury to honor Gormley, who won an “unofficial poll” sponsored by West Roxbury Patch in March. Politicians, businessmen and fellow CM alumni congratulated Gormley, owner of Gormley funeral home, at the March 30 ceremony at West Roxbury’s Irish Social Club. Praised for his magnanimous personality, de-
voted career to the community and generosity, Gormley took it all in humbly. In the unofficial mayoral poll, veteran Catholic Memorial teacher Paul Capodilupo ’67 earned a runner-up spot to Gormley. Capodilupo, too, was celebrated for his contributions to the community on Friday night. And their generosity will continue. With proceeds from the fundraiser on March 30, both Gormley and Capodilupo have pledged to donate to Catholic Memorial’s scholarship funds.
Jerry Morris contributed to a tribute to English chair Vin Catano this spring, reporting that he has been a teacher and administrator in schools for the past 34 years.
1967 John G. Flores, Ph.D. is CEO of the U.S. Distance Learning Association. John is a retired school superintendent who also works as a program professor at Nova Southeastern University. He lives in Cummaquid, MA.
1971 Joe Connolly was at the Westin Copley Square for an event and he bumped into his classmate, John F. Walsh. John has been working as a door attendant at the Westin for 27 years.
Richard Bean will serve as an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School in the fall 2012 semester.
Kevin Hartigan is the residence life director at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown.
1974 “I ran into Michael Vicens, one of the greatest hoop players in CM history, at a wedding down in Chatham,” writes John Tobin ’87. “His road to and after CM is extraordinary. He was born in Puerto Rico and came to CM because Red Holtzman was friends with his father and Holtzman knew Tommy Heinsohn, who was close with the Perry family. Later, Vicens played for the Puerto Rican national team during the Olympics.”
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1976 This summer, Dan Conley, the Suffolk County District Attorney, traveled to Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey at the invitation of the Turkish government to lecture Turkish judges and prosecutors on the American criminal justice system and its principles of investigation and prosecution of criminal cases.
1978 In January, Bill Allen, President & CEO of ByrneAllen Corporation of Atlanta, addressed attendees of the 2012 Annual Conference of The Fuller Center for Housing. The Fuller Center was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller, co-founders of Habitat for Humanity, prior to Millard’s passing in 2009. Sharing the Christian mission of building affordable housing worldwide, The Fuller Center has affiliates in over 70 U.S. communities. With nearly $50 million raised, ByrneAllen is recognized as a innovative leader in fundraising for Habitat for Humanity affiliates, as well as community and economic development projects across the country.
1978 Tom Budreika now living in Northern Virginia, stopped by Catholic Memorial School and caught up with his former Track Coach, Mr. Beatty. Tom and Tom reminisced about the ski trips Mr. Beatty chaperoned and the success of the track teams in the late 70s.
1979 Jack Libby retired from the Raleigh Police Department last year and now works for the North Carolina Education Lottery. “I’d love to hear from all the guys, like Gatto, Dorsey, McEachern, Niederberger, and the likes,” he says.
1981 Lloyd Sampson ran a successful fundraiser at Moseley’s on the Charles in March for Dedham Youth Hockey. Sampson owns Sampson Landscaping servicing West Roxbury and Dedham and says if any of his classmates need landscaping work, they can contact him. Sampson’s daughter Elizabeth graduated from the Montrose School this spring.
1982 “I met up with Bobby Harding and ran the Celtic 5k with him in Worcester,” writes Garrett Thurston. “Bobby lives in Quincy. His nephew Chris and my daughter Nicole also ran the race. It was good to catch up. I had not seen Bobby since high school. He was Class of 80, with my brother Geoff. Our race times were nothing to be impressed with, partly because we weren›t that motivated, and partly because the race is big – there were over 3000 entrants. We started at the back for the emotional and psychological boost of passing people.”
Lt. Col. William Gormley is currently stationed in Saudi Arabia where he is the Deputy Chief of Training for OPM-FSF, a joint Army and Coast Guard organization training and advising Saudi security forces in critical infrastructure and port security.
1983 Michael Walsh is married and has four children: Graham ’08, Thomas ’12, Jake and Catherine. He is a lieutenant for the Suffolk County Jail in Cambridge.
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Class of ’61 honors the “Founding Five” On the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice, the Class of 1961 unveiled a plaque June 1 in the Catholic Memorial School courtyard honoring the achievements of CM’s five founding Christian Brothers. The plaque, a mold casting of Brothers Joseph McKenna, Anthony Lips, Philip Considine, Thomas Patterson, and Francis Feerick, was designed this spring by Robert Shure of Skylight Studio Services. It was installed in late May near the school’s cornerstone in front of the main entrance on Baker Street.
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1983 Hugh McLaughlin, of Sullivan and McLaughlin Co., organized and worked amongst Local 103 volunteers who went to Haiti to perform electrical work on a new hospital which will be the largest in the Caribbean. For his efforts, McLaughlin was honored at the “Irish Hearts for Haiti” event at the Boston Marriott Quincy in April.
That cornerstone, noted Bruce Ryan ’61, who addressed the crowd of alumni, guests and students at the ceremony, was dedicated in 1958.
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“We formed a semicircle right here that day, and Msgr. Charles Donahue blessed and dedicated the cornerstone of the high school building. Across the street, back in the summer of ’57, five young men started to make themselves into a cornerstone, as they started putting the structure in place of what would become Catholic Memorial School.”
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“We want to thank the Class of ’61 and all the staff at Catholic Memorial, who had anything to do with this wonderful ceremony,” Br. Lips said. “We started here in 1957 and we did what we did, as [Bruce] told you. And our job was to be a ‘Brother’ to the students - that’s what ‘Brother’ means - and we tried our best. We hoped we did our job. You can see that by the wonderful class here that have formed this today. We thank you with emotion in our hearts and with gratitude, as I’m sure is the same for the three men who have gone before us. God bless you all.”
runs Daly Digital Media in Pine Point Beach, ME. retiring math teacher Paul Capodilupo ’67 this spring, writing in to say, “It seems like years ago (it actually is), but I remember your class very well. It was one of my favorite classes at CM. I appreciated your teaching and sense of humor. I wish you well in the next stage of your life. Enjoy your retirement as well as your family!”
1986 Dan Mulhern, recently profiled in our “Alums in Law” issue of CM Magazine, was honored by UMass Boston in March. Mulhern received Robert H. Quinn Award for Outstanding Community Leadership at the university’s 26th annual Community Breakfast.
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Paull ’01 Dana Smith was featured in a Patriot Ledger story on April 23 about Boston area golf courses’ readiness for the season. Smith continues to work as the pro at President’s Golf Course in Quincy.
1988 Dave Condon and John Tobin ran into each other at a reception in April to welcome the “Taoiseach” or Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny (all three are pictured). The reception was for Kenny at the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Troy Twitty contributed a tribute to retiring math teacher Paul Capodilupo ’67 this spring, writing in to say, “Best wishes to Mr. Cap. I can still remember Mr. Cap & his trade mark wooden stick always by his side.”
1989 “Just got the magazine and enjoyed hearing about former classmates and teammates,” Michael Doneghey wrote in April. “Currently, I am an amateur scout for the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL – my 3rd season in this position. In my first year, we won the Stanley Cup. I currently live in North Attleborough.”
1993 Norman Pemper runs a web-design firm in Boston specializing in small business, political and real estate websites.
Remember Al “Tiger” Holland? He wrote in April to say he enjoyed reading Coach Hanson’s new blog at cathmem.wordpress.com.
2000 Peter Trovato graduated from Harvard Business School this spring and has founded Copley Equity Partners with a fellow classmate.
Greg Harty was named a finalist by the
Joe Saroufim contributed to a tribute
Scriptwriters Network in Hollywood in the 3rd annual High Concept Screenplay Competition for his screenplay “The Profiteer.” Harty lives in Los Angeles.
to English chair Vin Catano this spring, reporting that “Catano’s fantastic sense of humor helped shape my voice as a writer. Today, I am living in LA, writing TV shows, films and commercials. It’s a tough business and it’s taken me a while to make money writing, but I wouldn’t want any other career. I have Catano to thank for inspiring me to go after my dreams.”
Robert Todd ran the 2012 Boston Marathon in support of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and raised over $8,000 for the cause. It was his first Boston Marathon and second marathon overall.
Kiernan Sullivan graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in May.
1998 John-Paul Campbell proudly announced the birth of his daughter Talia, born March 5 and weighing 6lbs 7oz at 19.25 inches.
1999 About twenty CM alumni got together to celebrate Jack Roddy’s wedding ceremony in April in San Francisco. Br. Steve Casey, former CM faculty member, officiated. Jack and his wife, Allison live in the Bay area.
2001 Bill Paull and his wife Christine welcomed their son, Marek into the world on May 25 at 7lbs 12oz., and 22 inches long.
John Colleran, a White House Staff Member in the Office of Management and Budget in Washington hosted (left to right) alums Brian F. Keane ’85, Joe Corcoran ’79 and Kevin Keane ’83 at the West Wing of the White House this April.
2004 Dan Boulger, profiled in the “Alumni Comedians” issue of CM Magazine last year, continues to tour. This spring, he appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS.
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Alumni Gather For Two Business Breakfasts
Thanks to host Brian Leary ’73, the McCarter & English, LLP board room in downtown Boston was again transformed this spring into a CM networking roundtable for alumni, parents and friends at two Business Breakfasts. Guest speakers at the two breakfasts, held on April 10 and on May 17, were Paul Stuka, general partner of Osiris Partners, and Laurence Boschetto ’72, president and CEO of Draftfcb. Stuka discussed his beginnings at Fidelity, his early mentors Peter Lynch and Bruce Johnstone, and his own work creating a hedge fund twelve years ago. Stuka began as an assistant manager of Fidelity’s Select Healthcare Fund, which was recognized as the top-performing fund in the U.S. from 1980 to 1985. He was the original manager of Fidelity’s OTC Fund, which was the second-best performing U.S. mutual fund in 1985, appreciating 69%. “Fidelity in the early 80s was a really unique environment,” said Stuka. “Even though I was trained as a bottom-up analyst, I learned to combine the macro, and the bottoms-up, and the technical aspects of the market for buying and selling. That’s always been my philosophy, to combine those three disciplines.” Like Stuka, Boschetto addressed a full room on May 17, talking about his corporate philosophy, lessons he’s learned in the marketing and communications world, and of course, his favorite ads. Boschetto also shared with his love of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and the ministry he briefly served for them, and compared it to the culture he has tried to create at Draftfcb, where every employee can aim for the top. “It’s not just about who you are and what you’re doing,” he said. “It’s about what you can create... and building a diverse, inclusive culture is what matters most to me. What that means is anybody - any gender, race, sexual orientation, religious background - if you come into our organization you should be able to look up that hierarchical structure and see that there is someone like you, that is a demonstration point that you can succeed, if you give it all you have.”
Brian Whalen is currently hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, hoping to complete the 2,200 mile hike in late August.
2006 CM seniors met John Cameron this spring while working at the Roslindale Community Center. John, who works part time there, has one more year left before finishing his degrees at UMass-Boston in communication and psychology.
A.J. MacQuarrie writes: “After running a healthy vending company in Canada for a year and a half while attending St. Francis Xavier University, I will be launching this concept in the Boston area this summer. Urban Vendor is the name of my company. We serve healthy snacks and beverages in Earth-Friendly KarmaBoxes. KarmaBox is a 2-in-1 vending system with credit card acceptors, rack cards with nutrition information, and a loyalty program. Some KarmaBoxes have WiFi and complimentary water stations. I appeared on CBC’s “Dragons’ Den” (Canadian Version of “Shark Tank”) on January
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Cameron ’06 Lang ’07 18. If you want to check out the footage, type ‘Urban Vendor on Dragons Den’ in YouTube.”
2007 Lance Cpl. Mark Lang continues his recovery from a training exercise accident. While accompanied by his mother Ramona Wasylenko at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD, Lang has entertained visitors including President Obama, Vice President Biden, former Patriot Joe Andruzzi (pictured), and Mark Maguire. CM ties: John Lang Jr. ’70 and Charles Lang ’73, are Mark’s father and uncle, and several of Lang’s former classmates have visited him.
2008 Michael Harrington graduated this May from the University of Virginia, where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. Michael will be relocating to Charlotte, NC, where he currently has a job at the Shaw Group as an engineer. In his graduation from WPI as a biomedical engineering major, Rich Wingert was named the winner of the 2012 Edwin B. Coghlin ’23 Award for Community Service. The award is presented annually by Worcester Polytechnic Institute “to recognize an individual or individuals who, through their involvement in community service activities, has made valuable contributions to WPI and the Worcester community during the college year.”
Pat White had an outstanding season
Trevor Boyce was named a recipient of
for Western New England’s lacrosse team. Leading the Commonwealth Coast Conference in goals per game and gamewinners, White was named the conference’s top offensive player, with 35 goals and 8 assists by the regular season’s end. In May, White headed to Australia to play for the Glenelg Lacrosse Club based in Adelaide.
the Ouimet Fund Scholarship in April after performing the required service at Blue Hill Country Club.
Travis Jonasson finished a successful
Pat Carney, in his freshman year at
Babson College career this year. Jonasson was a two-time NEWMAC all-star and was a starter from his freshman year onward. Jonasson recorded several top career stats during his time with the Beavers: 1st in hit-by-pitches, 4th in walks, 5th in runs, 5th in total bases and 5th in total games played.
2009 Larry Fedora, the new head football coach at UNC, told Carolina Blue the following about senior offensive tackle Brennan Williams: “He has a very unique personality. I know that. I let the seniors pick out the music and everything is going pretty well and then all of a sudden a Frank Sinatra song comes on. And I said ‘who,’ and of course it was Brennan. He wears a Ninja Turtle backpack and usually his fingernails are black and he changes his hair color every so often. He’s a very unique individual.”
2011 John Gorman (BC) and Matt Goreham (Northeastern) pitched against the Red Sox in their exhibition games on Friday, March 2 in Florida. Johns Hopkins University, played scrumhalf for the rugby club and was named a Phi Kappa Psi messenger. After successfully conducting a schoolsupply collection for towns struck hard by the earthquake in Haiti, Frank Theodat coordinated a collection this spring to help the Free The Children Organization build a school in Sierra Leone. Pictured are supplies from Theodat’s Called to Service Initiative arriving in Leogane, Haiti.
Mike Slonina was honored in June by Mass General Hospital as one of this year’s “The One Hundred.” MGH honored Mike for his “Shot for Life,” held at CM in April 2011.
In Memoriam PARENTS Claire Antonellis, mother of Richard G. Antonellis ’68. May 22, 2012. Mary E. (Power) Antreassian, mother of Keith A. Antreassian ’91 and former staff member. May 28, 2012.
James J. Dooley ’65 March 4, 2012 James Dooley grew up in Westwood. He attended St. Denis Parish. Dooley was an honor roll student, a member of the freshman hockey team, softball club and intramural basketball program during his years here.
L. Louis Bellanti, father of John A. Bellanti ’78. May 24, 2012. Mary Louise (Power) Brennan, mother of Michael P. Brennan ’94. May 19, 2012. Daniel E. Bresnahan, father of Michael Bresnahan ’70. May 7, 2012. Eleanor Cecelia (Burns) Burns, mother of Thomas P. Burns ’64. April 16, 2012.
Mary R. DePasquale Campo, mother of Charles M. Campo, Jr. ’67, grandmother of Peter M. Campo ’90, Michael T. St. Cyr ’08, Ryan C. Brayden ’08, Matthew J. St. Cyr ’10, and Brian C. Harrington ’16, and great grandmother of Matthew S. Campo ’09. May 15, 2012.
Joseph G. Edwards III ’70 March 15, 2012 A native of Savin Hill in Dorchester, Joseph Edwards was an active participant in the football, intramural softball basketball, intramural softball and intramural football programs.
Celia (Tirella) Capone, mother of Bert J. Capone, Jr. ’62. March 26, 2012.
Barbara M. (Lynch) Geary, mother of Robert E. Geary ’84. March 27, 2012.
Hill V. Handley, father of William H. Handley ’71. April 6, 2012.
Bridget “Bridie” (Kelly) Carew, mother of Michael F. Carew ’74. April 3, 2012.
Mary T. (Bachofner) Gillard, mother of Steven J. Gillard ’81. May 27, 2012.
Patricia Hughes, mother of Edward J. Hughes ’76. April 11, 2012.
Claire M. (Dwyer) Condon, mother of William J. Condon, Jr. ’73. May 16, 2012.
Mary C. (Lambert) Gillooly, mother of William G. Gillooly ’81 (deceased). May 25, 2012.
Martin C. Joyce, father of Timothy F. Joyce ’88. March 28, 2012.
Alice I. (Gerardi) Constantino, mother of James P. Constantino ’82. April 6, 2012.
Marian N. Golden, mother of James L. Golden ’81. May 20, 2012.
Helen A. (Kreanefuss) Keleher, mother of Brendan Keleher ’64. March 13, 2012.
Arthur E. Donley, father of John A. Donley ’70. May 29, 2012.
Margaret C. (Curry) Glennon, mother of Paul J. Glennon ’67. May 2, 2012.
Ann (O’Toole) Kyne, mother of Tadhg P. Kyne ’18. May 12, 2012.
Hugh L. Flanagan, father of Hugh L. Flanagan ’66. April 1, 2012.
Patricia A. (Kelley) Greene, mother of William T. Greene ’73. March 30, 2012.
Bernadette A. (Nixon) Foley, mother of James J. Foley ’71. March 15, 2012.
June B. (Sawayer) Kahaly, mother of George M. Kahaly ’84. April 23, 2012.
Frank J. Lamparelli, father of Frank J. Lamparelli, Jr. ’78 and Michael D. Lamparelli ’79. May 19, 2012.
Stephen D. Stogryn ’69 May 4, 2012 Stephen Stogryn came from Hyde Park and was an active member of the Audio-Visual club at school as well as the bowling, football, swimming, intramural basketball and intramural football programs.
Captain Richard F. Leary, father of Mark F. Leary ’73. March 10, 2012. Mary A. (Gorman) McNabb, mother of Richard J. McNabb ’72 (deceased). April 13, 2012. Elena J. (Spagnoletti) Moore, mother of Gregory T. Moore ’73. April 10, 2012. Laura C. (Read) Moore, mother of Charles G. Moore ’78. March 31, 2012.
We Remember Paul F. Norton, father of Leo G. Norton ’89. March 21, 2012. Joan M. (Connelly) O’Brien, mother of Michael W. O’Brien ’70 and grandmother of Michael F. O’Brien ’02. April 21, 2012. John C. O’Brien, father of James M. O’Brien ’75. March 20, 2012. Michael J. O’Brien, father of Michael F. O’Brien ’70 and Kevin S. O’Brien ’75. April 19, 2012. Roger F. O’Donnell, father of Francis X. O’Donnell ’74 and Paul R. O’Donnell ’78. May 17, 2012. Constance (Mackin) O’Malley, mother of Charles J. O’Malley, Jr. ’75 and grandmother of Paul F. Troy, Jr. ’07. March 4, 2012. Eileen F. (Barry) O’Neill, mother of David E. O’Neil ’82. April 22, 2012. Mary C. (Shea) Osborne, mother of Mark A. Osborne ’66. March 16, 2012.
Michael C. Otis, father of William H. Otis ’82 and grandfather of Robert M. Curran ’15. April 27, 2012. Marjorie R. (Benjevin) Palermo, mother of faculty member John F. Palermo ’79. March 19, 2012.
Herbert M. Thomas, father of Michael J. Thomas ’76. May 9, 2012. M. Gregory Toupouzis, father of Michael G. Toupouzis ’78 and grandfather of Mario A. Taddeo ’12. April 19, 2012.
Francesco Parise, father of Michael Parise ’80. April 9, 2012.
Stephen E. Uchman, father of Allen Uchman ’64. April 4, 2012.
Mary R. (McLaughlin) Prince, mother of Kevin G. Prince ’80. April 8, 2012.
Ann L. (Blute) Vogt, mother of Stephen Vogt ’83. March 7, 2012.
Richard G. Remmes, father of Christopher Remmes ’83. April 29, 2012.
Olga C. (Moschella) Zanelli, mother of John A. Zanelli ’72. April 20, 2012.
Martin B. Sullivan, father of Dennis E. Sullivan ’82 and grandfather of Michael Aroca ’06 and Chris Aroca ’11. May 14, 2012. Flaubert Syrus “Bert” Peltier, father of Brian A. Peltier ’93 and uncle of Leo A. Peltier ’91, faculty member. May 3, 2012. Abigail L. (Hart) Smallcomb, mother of James M. Smallcomb ’80. April 24, 2012. Janice C. Swan, mother of Eric W. Swan ’81. March 1, 2012.
Brian Charles Linehan ’69 March 20, 2012 Brian Linehan, brother of Gerard J. Linehan ’64, grew up in Roslindale, and was a member of the Club and Sport News, the Dance Committee, the Varsity Club, and the National Honor Society. He played football, track, and basketball during his years here.
RELATIVES + FRIENDS Marie B. (Barrett) Ahern, grandmother of Robert J. Howard’ 87. March 13, 2012. Margaret M. Andrea, grandmother of Kenneth J. Andrea ’09, Benjamin M. Andrea ’10, Mitchell R. Andrea ’12, James A. Andrea ’13 and Steven R. Andrea ’17. March 12, 2012. Margaret A. “Meg” BeattyCoyne, sister of John J. Beatty ’99 and aunt of Michael M. Devane ’13. May 7, 2012. Rayzetta Dillon, grandmother of Chase C. McCreary ’14. March 21, 2012. James E. Flavin, Jr., brother of Richard M. Flavin ’66. March 27, 2012.
John J. Skelley ’83 September 6, 2011 John Skelley grew up in Dorchester. He was an active member of the CM community during his years here, involved in the student government, the “Group” and the newspaper staff.
Clarence R. “Cumba” Fure, grandfather of Nicholas F. Iwikci ’15. May 29, 2012. David P. Hannon, brother of John T. Hannon ’62. March 5, 2012. Ann M. (Conley) Hill, grandmother of Matthew S. Hill ’92. April 26, 2012. Stella (Houhoulis) Katsiroubas, grandmother of Christopher P. Katsiroubas ’04. April 9, 2012. Issabella Amiyah MacDougall, daughter of Paul C. MacDougall ’93. March 18, 2012. Phillipa Maloney, grandmother of Joel S. Maloney ’08 and Phillip K. Maloney ’13. March 23, 2012. continued on next page
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John J. McGrath, grandfather of Patrick M. Curley ’08, Brian J. Curley ’12, and Niall M. Curley ’16. March 27, 2012. Mary T. (Sullivan) McLaughlin, grandmother of Brendan J. Buccelli ’13 and Timothy M. Buccelli ’15. April 18, 2012. Mary A. Moran, sister of former staff member Frank Sullivan. May 21, 2012. Francis X. Murphy, grandfather of Mark H. Murphy ’05. March 1, 2012.
Richard Pollis, grandfather of Kevin M. Pollis ’13. May 27, 2012.
Winifred S. (Dillon) Traft, grandmother of Robert A. Traft ’04. April 9, 2012.
Jean A. Rigby, grandmother of Stephen A. Scopa ’02. May 4, 2012.
Winifred E. Trainor, sister of former faculty member Gerry Fortin. March 2, 2012.
Anna C. Robinson, grandmother of Christopher Foster ’01 and Shawn Foster ’02. December 19, 2011.
Robert M. Troy, grandfather of William T. Salmon ’03. March 19, 2012.
Christine E. (Foley) Senior, sister of Matthew S. Foley ’89. May 26, 2012.
Anne (Walsh) Vautour, grandmother of Mark J. Vautour ’97 and Bryan J. Vautour ’99. March 31, 2012.
from Admissions We had another great year in admissions at CM. Here are some highlights:
We are increasing our interna• tional footprint by adding students from France and Spain. We had students enroll from as • far away as Marshfield, Sudbury and TOM RYAN
West Boylston. About one-third of all our • new students scored in the 90th percentile and above on their respective entrance exams. Of the 160 new students • enrolled, 17 students are “legacies,” i.e. sons of alumni. 28 of our new students have an • older sibling enrolled in the school.
Paul J. Stangle ’66 May 25, 2012 Paul Stangle grew up in West Roxbury. In his time at CM, Stangle was a member of the varsity baseball team, track, basketball and intramural basketball programs. He was also involved in his Parish CYO.
CM Family Tree Profile: Cam Stacy ’16 NEPHEW OF:
Gabe Piemonte’86 & Anthony Piemonte ’94 COUSIN OF:
Angelo Selitto ’15 & Mike Selitto ’17 GRANDNEPHEW OF:
Skip Lockwood ’64 Cam is part of just one of the many branches of the CM family tree, which extends out to over 10,000 leaves!
SAVE THE DATE!
th Annual Catholic Memorial Golf Tournament Monday, September 17, 2012 Walpole Country Club
Trip for Four to Ireland Raffle $50 per ticket. Stay three days and two nights at the Waterville House in Waterville, Ireland. Golf and airfare included.
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to participate as a player, sponsor or auction/raffle donor.
For additional information or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Dave Erwin ’96 at 617-469-8052 or DavidErwin@CatholicMemorial.org
A legacy of support Want to support our Admissions efforts this year? Here’s how: ☛ If you have a son, grandson, nephew or neighbor who would be interested in attending CM in the fall of 2013, invite him and his family to check us out at our Annual Open House on Sunday October 21. The CM website will have more details in late summer.
☛ Distribute Catholic Memorial School materials to your local parish, school or community areas.
☛ Contact local media outlets (newspapers, blogs, bulletins) to provide them with dates of Catholic Memorial’s Open House, admissions visits, and area receptions.
☛ Distribute Open House lawn signs.
For over 15 years, the law firm Cooley Manion Jones LLP has been the principal partner of the Catholic Memorial Golf Tournament. Thanks to the efforts of former board chair Pat Jones and his firm, hundreds of golfers have enjoyed many beautiful fall days on the links and have been able to show their support as well for Catholic Memorial School’s scholarship programs, raising over one million dollars. Thank you, Cooley Manion Jones, for your dedication and commitment to the young men of Catholic Memorial School!
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Still Knights, after all these years Sixty-two members of the Class of ’62 returned for its 50th reunion on June 8. The second graduating class in school history, they felt great pride in their return, as evidenced by the words of former CM coach and guidance chair Ed McElaney who spoke that afternoon: “There’s too many moments to
remember, but the Brothers who came to CM in the 1950s set a tone for us and that tone carries on. They made us care for each other, work hard and bring the best out in ourselves. I know the same thing is happening here now. It’s one lasting memory, and one we’ll always be thankful for.”