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Volume 15 Number 3 | Winter 2013 |


A newsletter for Alumni, Parents and Friends of Marist High School

Save the Date! Celebrating 60 Years of Marist High School E B AY O N N








Saturday, October18, 2014 For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

8th Street Reunion

For more information, please contact Chris Hansen ’99 at

Taste of Bayonne

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Matt Littrell, Marist pitching star, commits to Monmouth University by Patrick Villanova - The Jersey Journal

A staple of the Marist baseball team’s pitching rotation since his freshman year, Matt Littrell hopes to carry over his success from the scholastic level to the collegiate ranks. The hard-throwing right-hander committed to Monmouth University last week, picking the West Long Branch school over Penn State, Marist, George Washington and Louisiana Monroe. “Me and the coaches really connected. I liked it as soon as I got there,” said Littrell, who went 4-6 with a 1.95 earned run average for Marist as a junior last season. “I just felt Monmouth was the best fit. In three seasons in blue and yellow, the Bayonne resident has produced a 19-9 record, a 1.71 cumulative ERA and 195 strikeouts. While his fastball was once clocked at 88 miles per hour, Littrell said, it’s been the recent development of a cutter that has made the junior an even more formidable pitching prospect. Littrell played a crucial role on the Royal Knights team that won both the Hudson County Tournament title and NJSIAA Non-Public B state championship in 2012. Just a sophomore, Littrell pitched Marist past St. Peter’s Prep in the county final, and then delivered four innings of stout relief in the Royal Knights’ 11-10 victory over Newark Academy in the state championship game. He finished the season with a 9-1 ledger. “In my years at Marist, I think Matt is probably the most dominant kid we’ve had,” said Marist baseball coach Ron Hayward. “He was always there for us when we needed him in crunch time. He’s a gamer, whenever you need him he’ll step up.” “Just loving the game,” Littrell said when asked about his mental toughness. “As a kid I always loved baseball. As I got older I realized that you’re always going to go through your ups and downs as a pitcher. You have to dig in in (bad) situations and help your team.” Monmouth, a member of the Northeast Conference, went 30-24-1 last season.

D’Ondre Robinson and Stephen Harper selected as Football Players of the Year Congratulations to Senior D’Ondre Robinson ’14 for being selected as the Varsity Football (13-14) Offensive & Overall Player of the Year in New Jersey. Also, Sophomore Stephen Harper ’16 was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year as well. The Royal Knights are young and we are looking forward to the future under first year coach Juan Garcia. Let’s go Knights. | 3

Ninth Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Saturday, November 23, 2013

On Saturday, November 23, 2013 Marist High School honored the very best from among its entire community at the school’s Ninth Annual Hall of Fame Induction celebration and dinner. The Hall of Fame celebration honors individuals who either have gone on to prominent business and professional careers in all disciplines, or who have actively supported MHS through the years. Inducted as the Class of 2013 were Brother William Francis Lavigne, F.M.S. for Spirit of Marist; Charlene Wepner for Spirit of Marist; Reverend John Job ’82 Spirit of Marist; Joe Hurley ’72 for Distinguished Service; John Dwyer ’58 for Distinguished Service; Daniel Kinga ’65 for Athletic Achievement; Robert DiNicola ’65 for Professional Achievement and the 1969-70 Cross County Team for Team Achievement. Each was selected by committee vote based on nominations received earlier in the year. The Hall of Fame event is one of two premier annual fundraisers on the school’s calendar. All funding events ensure that Marist High School may continue to provide current students with the very best academic, spiritual and athletic opportunities.

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3T Program Time: Take some time out of your day and become a member of the 3T program, (Time, Talent & Treasure). Stay current with emails and all the great things happening at Marist. To become a member, visit today or return the inserted envelope with the correct information and EMAIL ADDRESS. With over 6,200 alumni we only have 1,900 email addresses, PLEASE help us to obtain as many emails as possible.

Talent: Marist relies on our alumni to not only volunteer their time but also their many talents. If you or someone you know has a talent that you feel would benefit Marist in some way, please contact Chris Hansen ’99 in the Advancement Office and see how you can help benefit the school. Treasure: Donations are appreciated. No amount is too large or small. There are over 6, 200 Alumni in our database and roughly 300 graduates are members of the Treasure Program. We would like to have a 10% participation rate in this category. Lets see if we can have 620 donors by the end of June. Donate today. Help make a difference. Your support is very important for the education and students of Marist High School. To become a member today, visit

Become a Class Agent We invite you to become involved in supporting our school's success. Your help is needed to assist in activities that Marist will be conducting throughout the course of the school year. We can maximize participation by appointing Class Agents for each graduation class. In the near future, we will be appointing Class Agents, who will be the conduit for members of your graduating class to Marist High School. Tasks could include attending occasional meetings, forwarding email information, or contacting classmates when an alumni function is about to take place. If you are interested in becoming a Class Agent, please contact Chris Hansen '99 at or (201) 437-4545 x 202. Together we can accomplish our goal!

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Marist High School gratefully acknowledges the following Honor Roll of Benefactors towards Annual Giving during the months of July through December, 2013: Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation Chubb & Son Prudential Foundation Christopher Columbus High School St. Joseph Regional High School Marist Brothers Champagnat Community J & J Printing Co. Ciarco Family Foundation Marist Brothers Target Take Charge of Education Costco Wholesale Marist Brothers Province of the USA Inserra Supermarkets BCB Community Bank St. Joseph School - EO Student Partner Alliance Church of Our Lady of Sorrows Bayonne City Regular Democratic Organization Presto Marketing, Inc. The English Fund St. Helen’s Church Parish Outreach Dan Finn Classic Cicchetti Associates, Inc. St. Henry Roman Catholic Church St. Patrick & Assumption/All Saints Church The Nelson L. Mayo, Jr. Foundation Team Bayonne The Provident Bank Herff Jones Yearbooks Verizon Foundation Most Blessed Sacrament Church Saint Peter’s University Migliaccio Funeral Home Mr. Jose J. Abreu ’v00 Ms. Norma I. Abreu Mr. Joshua Abreu ’07 Mr. Michael D. Albers ’64 Mr. Charles K. Aleksiewicz ’61 Mr. George A. Alexander ’73 Mr. David Alonso ’81 Mr. Angelo Alvarado ’06 Mr. Francis P. Anderson Mr. Joseph Arguelles ’04 Mr. William V. Attardi ’58 Reverend Joseph F. Barbone Mr. Bryan Barrera ’08 Mr. Anthony S. Bartolomeo ’76 Mr. William C. Bastan ’67 Mr. Mark E. Bennett ’90 Mr. Gary T. Bigg ’68 Daniel P. Bonner PhD ’63 Mr. Patrick J. Bonner ’67 Mr. Brian Bovasso ’68 Mr. Patrick E. Boyle ’71 Michael P. Boyle PhD ’72 Mr. John Boyle ’66 Mr. Brian M. Braden ’82 Mr. Eric Bunch ’09 Ms. Tia N. Burnett ’98 Mr. Elmer Cajes ’04 Mr. Theodore L. Calefati ’69 Mr. Charles Callari ’77 Mr. John Michael Cam ’12 Mr. John F. Campbell ’70 Mr. Gerald P. Campbell ’71 Mr. Edward F. Carey ’60 Mr. Chris Cassaro Mr. Glenn Casselman ’75 Mr. Harold J. Catlaw ’71 Dr. Michael Cenko ’66 Mr. Luis Chevere ’08 Dr. and Mrs. John Cintineo Mr. Nicholas J. Ciraco ’86

Mr. Brian T. Codd ’66 Mr. Joseph S. Colasurdo ’72 Mr. Michael A. Colicchio ’65 Ms. Asia Collington ’07 Mr. James E. Collins ’67 Philip and MaryAnn Connelly Mr. Ralph P. Corasaniti ’76 Mr. Vincent J. Core ’60 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Costello ’74 Mr. Carmen Cristantiello ’81 Mr. Joseph D. Cron ’59 Mr. Angelo Crudele Mr. Joseph Cutro ’69 Mr. Gregory J. Czerwienski ’68 Mr. Christopher J. Dalton ’74 Mr. Charles C. D’Amico ’72 Mr. James R. Davidson ’63 Mr. George K. Degnon ’58 Mr. Eugene M. DeHaven ’60 Mr. James Deveney Mrs. Theresa Dinallo Mr. Robert DiNicola ’65 Mr. Paul D. Donnelly ’60 Mr. Matthew T. Donovan ’89 Dr. Neil Dorans ’70 Joseph V. Doria, Jr., Ed.D. ’64 Mr. Russell W. Dorn, Jr. ’64 Mr. Kevin R. Doyle ’67 Mr. Gregory W. Druback ’65 Mr. Aedan B. Dunphy ’61 Mr. John D. Dwyer ’58 Mr. James R. Dwyer ’63 Mr. William J. Dwyer ’71 Mr. J. Ronald Dzubeck ’62 Mr. Stephen Ellerman ’70 Mr. Neil L. Esposito ’69 Mr. Ed Esposito Mr. Korey R. Evans ’95 Mr. Peter J. Fabriele ’59 Rev. Msgr. William J. Fadrowski ’62 Mr. James D. Faix ’67 Mr. Timothy B. Farrell ’77 Mr. Thomas R. Finch ’76 Mr. Michael F. Finck ’74 Mrs. Danielle Fink Mr. Donald J. Fiscella ’62 Mrs. Tara Flannery-Ruiz ’90 Most Rev. John W. Flesey Mr. Bernard R. Gaffney ’59 Mr. Vito A. Gallo ’63 Mr. Joseph Gelchion ’78 Mr. Joseph B. Giesler ’59 Mr. Lawrence J. Gill ’74 Mr. Vincent M. Gironda ’73 Mr. Stephen J. Goceliak ’65 Antoinette Goglia PhD Ms. Marlen Gonzalez ’03 Mr. Dennis J. Gormley, Jr. ’59 Mr. Richard J. Gotch ’74 Mr. Leonard Granowitz Mr. Kevin P. Guckian ’79 Mr. Dennis J. Hammer ’67 Ms. Amanda Hanna ’06 Mr. Christopher W. Hansen ’99 Mr. Gary W. Hansen Mr. Lewis F. Haskins ’58 Mr. Robert F. Hassett ’62 Mr. Francis J. Hayser ’58 Mr. Louis P. Healey ’68 Ms. Roseann Hogan Mr. Charles M. Holden ’68 Mr. Mitchell Holsten ’75 Mr. John J. Hurley ’64 Mr. Joseph Hurley ’72 Mr. Leo J. Hurley Mr. Joseph C. Imhof ’61 Mr. Kareem A. Jefferson ’99 Rev. John R. Job ’82 Mr. Josue’ Johnson ’13 Ms. Jamie D. Jones ’99

Mr. John J. Julius ’76 Br. Stephen Kappes F.M.S. Mr. Joseph A. Kascik ’62 Mr. John Kasper ’68 Mr. Robert G. Kelly ’71 Mr. James Kemble Mr. William F. Kennedy ’59 Mrs. Patricia M. Kennedy-Calvo Mrs. Mary Kennelly Mr. Rashaard A. Killings ’99 Mr. Stephen J. Klejst ’74 Mr. Walter I. Koprowski, Jr. ’67 Mr. Charles Kouvel ’62 Mr. Raymond J. Kowalski ’68 Mr. George M. Kudlacik ’67 Mr. William J. Kudlacik ’71 Mr. Richard C. Kuhn ’64 Mr. Jerry LaGuardia Mr. Lawrence V. Langan ’72 Mr. James A. Laria ’73 Mr. William J. Lau ’61 Ms. Lauren Lenzo ’08 Mr. Mark Lenzo Mr. Walter G. Lezynski ’77 Mrs. Flora Limpin Mr. Charles Lindholm ’64 Mr. John M. Lisa ’71 Mr. Edward R. Loftus ’59 Mr. Michael Long ’74 Mr. Michael P. Loscalzo ’66 Ms. Victoria Lubnewski ’07 Mr. David Luc ’73 Ms. KarlaMae Luz-Roque ’07 Mr. Ernest Magliato ’98 Mr. James P. Mahon ’61 Rev. Msgr. Cornelius J. Mahoney ’63 Mr. Michael J. Malecki ’78 Dr. Paul D. Manganiello ’65 Mr. Cesar Manjarres ’13 Mr. Anthony J. Manziano ’77 Dr. Arthur J. Mariano ’74 Mr. Stephen C. Mariski ’73 Mrs. Mary E. Mariski Mr. Keenan Martin ’05 Br. William Maske, F.M.S. Mr. Michael Mastromonica ’70 Mr. Jerome B. McDevitt Ms. Julianne McDonald Mr. Michael F. McGonigle ’58 Mr. Paul J. McKenna ’67 Mr. Robert McMahon ’67 John K. McNally, DDS ’63 Mr. Jovany Medrano ’08 Mr. John A. Meyer ’75 Mr. Michael J. Millard ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Luis M. Miniet Mr. Andrew J. Mirabito Esq. ’68 Mr. Michael J. Missaggia ’67 Mr. Jeffrey W. Mitchell ’59 Mr. John F. Modzelewski ’65 Mr. Charles F. Moersdorf ’59 Mr. Rayshard Mohammed ’06 Mr. Joseph R. Monaco Ms. Sally Ann Morales Mr. John P. Mumby ’71 Mr. Mark Munley ’68 Mr. Thomas G. Murphy ’70 Mr. Anthony Nieto ’13 Mr. Christopher J. Nolan ’76 Cesar V. Nolasco, MD ’66 Mr. Anthony M. Novello ’67 Mrs. Marilyn Oberlander Mr. Joseph E. Ochs ’59 Assemblyman Jason O’Donnell Mr. Robert P. O’Halloran, Jr. ’78 Mr. William P. Olsen ’73 Mr. Andrew Onacilla ’72 Br. Kevin O’Neill, F.M.S. Rev. Theodore W. Osbahr ’59 Mr. Richard Palaro ’62

Mr. Robert J. Paradine, Jr. ’61 Ms. Daria Peace ’07 Mr. Christopher Pelaez ’08 August D. Pellegrini Jr., D.D.S. ’78 Mr. Ricardo Pereira ’13 Mrs. Phyllis Pirone Mr. and Mrs. John Pistilli Mr. Peter J. Podbielski ’68 Mr. John D. Polakowski ’58 Mr. Anthony J. Polomski ’61 Mr. Raymond A. Polomski ’65 Mr. Joseph G. Portela ’80 Mr. Charles Powers, Jr. ’68 Mr. and Mrs. James S. Pullaro Mr. Michael A. Raganelli ’78 Mr. Tyler Rana ’13 James and Eileen Rath Br. Luke Reddington, F.M.S. Mr. Patrick E. Reilly ’69 Mr. Frank Rentas ’06 Mr. Edward W. Reuter ’59 Ms. Sara Rocha ’07 Br. Norbert Rodrigue, F.M.S. Mr. Robert F. Rosa ’65 Mr. Neil Rosa ’72 Mr. Paul A. Roskos ’62 Mr. Thomas D. Roth, Jr. ’79 Mr. Donald W. Rowley Mr. Gerard M. Ruane ’69 Mr. Christopher Rubio ’11 Mr. John R. Ruggirello ’68 Mr. Owen M. Ryan Jr. ’80 Ms. Kathlyn Santos Mr. Aaron Sarfo ’08 Mr. Alfred V. Scerbo ’66 Mr. Thomas M. Scerbo ’73 Mr. William J. Schwarz ’63 Mr. Mark G. Serock ’69 Mr. Joseph Serylo ’73 Mr. Chris Settles ’07 Mr. Anthony D. Sharperson ’94 Mr. Daniel J. Short ’02 Mr. William E. Sinnicki ’81 Mr. Richard J. Sinton ’67 Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Slaski Mr. Mark G. Sloan ’71 Mr. David J. Sloan ’74 Ms. Briana Smart ’08 Mr. John J. Smith Jr., Esq. Mr. Michael J. Soranno ’85 Mr. Frank G. Speranza ’81 Mr. John F. Spinello, Jr.’81 Mr. Pasquale A. Spitaletta ’67 Rev. Eugene P. Squeo ’61 Mr. Louis I. Squitieri ’74 Mr. Charles F. Trapp ’67 Mr. William Treger ’66 Mr. John F. Trigo ’74 Mr. James R. Trolice ’72 Mr. Thomas Van Note ’73 Ms. Crystal E. Vargas ’01 Mr. and Mrs. Adolfo R. Vargas Ms. Viannca Velez ’06 Mr. Joseph Vena ’77 Mr. John J. Vicini ’69 Mr. Jeremy Virga ’13 Mr. Robert C. Wagner ’72 Ms. Caroline Walker Mr. Richard J. Walsh ’70 Br. Robert Warren, F.M.S. Ms. Charlene Wepner Mr. Charles Wepner Ms. Lorma Wepner Ms. Shauna C. Williams ’99 Ms. Shante’ Williams ’08 Mr. John B. Wilson ’65 Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wister ’61 Mr. Henry D. Wolenski ’84 Mr. Matthew C. Zebrowski ’63 Mrs. Donna H. Zervoulis | 7

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In This Issue Cover.............................60th Anniversary Page 2........................8th Street Reunion Taste of Bayonne Page 3...............................Matt Littrell ’14 D’Ondre Robinson ’14 & Stephen Harper ’16 Pages 4 & 5.........................Hall of Fame Page 6...................................3T Program Become a Class Agent Page 7..........Thank You for Your Support Back............................Milestone Reunion

Save the Date April 8

Milestone Reunion

Taste of Bayonne

April 26

8th Street Reunion

May 17

Milestone Reunion

May 31


June 17

20th Annual Blue & Gold Alumni Golf Classic

Celebrating the Class of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 & 2004 For more information and to RSVP, go to

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