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In Memoriam Brother Henry Wright

JUNE 3, 1937 - OCTOBER 29, 2017


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From the Principal

Dear Brother Alumni, The outpouring of gratitude for Brother Wright’s life of dedication to us exemplifies why I say that Farrell is all the more important now than it has ever been. As word spread that Brother was declining, forty years of alumni joined our current students in relating favorite “Brother stories” which summarize who we are as Farrell Men. Brother demanded the best of us, held us to a high standard, and taught us to develop the gifts and talents God gave us. His steadfast example of service will continue to inspire us. Brother Wright, like Father Gannon, Brother Sable, Larry Christiansen and so many other dedicated teachers of years past and today continue to shape the lives of our students and alumni as each of us remains a Vir Fidelis wherever we may be. Our enrollment continues to grow while we maintain the rigorous standards which are the hallmark of Msgr. Farrell High School. Once again, the overwhelming majority of eighth graders on Staten Island have asked to come and join us as the Class of 2022. Our students reflect the diversity of Staten Island and are genuinely fine young men who appreciate the gift of a Farrell education. They work hard in the classroom and in their extracurricular activities to make the most of the opportunities we provide for them. Their families sacrifice to afford our tuition because they know the firm foundation we provide in these all important years of a young man’s life. Your support of our Annual Appeal and the various particular fund raising programs described herein are the only way we are able to continue doing what we have done so well for over fifty years.


Without your generous support, the young men of Staten Island will not receive the education they need to become the men who make a difference the way so many of our alumni have done. The day before Thanksgiving has become a “welcome home” for the recent alumni returning from college for time with their families. They look forward to joining their brothers in the Farrell family and this year we welcomed some 200 of our recent alumni home to Farrell. To a man, they related that they were more than well prepared for their college studies, not only in terms of academics but just as importantly as men. As one member of the Class of 2017 said, “It’s a crazy world out there, but at least I know what is right and wrong and can do what is right.” I trust that Brother Wright heard his former student say that, and gave that smile we all know so well. Know of my continued gratitude and prayers each day, along with those of our students who rely on their older Farrell brothers more than you can imagine. Gratefully, (Rev. Msgr.) Edmund J. Whalen, ’76 Principal



Class of 2017 On May 20, 2017 Monsignor Edmund Whalen welcomed one hundred seventynine new alumni, as he conferred diplomas to the Class of 2017.

school. The Posse Foundation identifies high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential, providing full academic scholarships to some of the top colleges and universities

Ninety-nine percent of the graduating class have been accepted to college and are attending 68 different colleges and universities across the country.

in the country.

The Class of ’17 favor STEM majors, with the most popular choices of majors being engineering, medicine and business. One graduate is serving our country in the United States Marine Corps. Over $38 Million dollars of scholarships and grants were received, including the prestigious Posse Scholarship to Vanderbilt University. Kieran Naughton, the recipient of the scholarship, is the ninth Farrell graduate to be honored with a Posse Scholarship since 2014, more than any other high

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Class Valedictorian Daniel Cesare is attending Stevens Institute of Technology while Salutatorian James Durkin is at Binghamton University.

FARRELL IS YOUR HOME “Farrell is a home to you no matter when you come back or what year it is. You now belong to an exclusive cohort of Vir Fidelis (faithful men) that look to make Farrell proud,” Monsignor Whalen, Class of 1976, said to his now fellow alumni.




Adelphi University

Monmouth University (5)

University of Miami

Albany College of Pharmacy

Mount Saint Mary College (4)

University of Michigan

Bloomsburg State University

New Haven University (3)

University of Rhode Island

Boston College (2)

NJ Institute of Technology (3)

University of South Florida

Bryant University

New York Polytechnic Institute

Vanderbilt University

Catholic University

Pace University,

Wagner College (7)

Coastal Carolina University

Penn State University (2),

College of Mount St. Vincent (2)

Quinnipiac University (2)

College of New Jersey (2)

Ramapo College of New Jersey (3)

Drexel University (2)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

East Stroudsburg University (2)

Rider University

Fairfield University (2)

Sacred Heart University (6)

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Saint Anselm College

Felician University (2)

Salisbury State University

Florida Atlantic University

Seton Hall University

Hofstra University

Sienna College

Iona College (3)

St. Francis College (7)

Kings College (2)

St. John’s University (22)


Long Island University (3)

St. Joseph’s University (2)

Baruch (2)

Louisiana State University

Stevens Institute of Technology (7)

College of Staten Island (20)

Manhattan College

University of Arizona

Hunter (4)

Manhattanville College

University of Delaware (3)

John Jay (3)

Marist College (2)

University of Florida

Macaulay Honors College (2)

Merrimac College

University of Maryland

NY Institute of Technology

SUNYs: Albany (3) Alfred Binghamton (4) Buffalo (4) Cortland (3) Geneseo Maritime (2) Oneonta Stony Brook



Notre Frère THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MOT TO IS Facere et docere, "To Do and To Teach." For more than four decades, Brother Henry Wright joyfully worked for the education of the young men at Farrell, teaching French and Latin. On Sunday, October 29, 2017 Brother Henry S. Wright, CFC, went home to God after 43 years as a beloved teacher at Monsignor Farrell and over 60 years as a Christian Brother.   A member of the Roman Catholic Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, Brother Wright passed away at the Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County, where he resided for two months. He was 80 years old.   Born in the Clason Point section of the Bronx, Brother attended Cardinal Hayes High School.  He earned his B.A. in history from Iona College and his M.A. in European history from Seton Hall University.  Brother also held a Certificat de la langue Française from Sorbonne, Paris.   Br. Wright entered the Congregation in 1952 and professed his final vows in 1962. His teaching ministry took him to a number of schools, including St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada; Blessed Sacrament High School, New Rochelle, NY; Essex Catholic High School, Newark, NJ; Cardinal Farley Military Academy, Rhinebeck, NY; and Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick, RI.  Brother Wright joined the Farrell faculty in 1974.  At Farrell, Brother served as chairman of the foreign language

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department and taught French and Latin to honors and scholars students. “For those of us who had the blessing of being his students, Brother’s deep faith and gift of self changed our lives,” said Monsignor Edmund Whalen ’76, Farrell Principal and a student of Brother Wright at Farrell.  “We can all be confident that Brother is now praying for us in Heaven - and probably quizzing God on French verbs.”   “I lived with Brother Wright for the past 20 years in the Christian Brothers Community,” said Brother Paul Hannon, CFC, Executive Producer of Farrell’s WFBN Television Station and faculty member. “He had a wealth of knowledge and I always enjoyed playing TV trivia from the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s with him during dinner.  Brother has been a fixture at Monsignor Farrell for the past 43 years. I can’t imagine not seeing his smiling face walking down the hallway towards room 212.  He will always be remembered for his excellence in the classroom as well as for collecting coins in homeroom for the brothers missions in Peru and his famous daily French or Latin quiz.” The outpouring of sentiments on social media includes messages from many of Brother’s former students, players, and parents of Farrell students.  “Few educators have had a greater impact on me, personally and professionally, than Brother Wright,” said Nick Iacono ’08, Director of Communications and Public Relations at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of New York. “He was a selfless, brilliant, and a rare breed, to say the least. They just don’t make men like 6

him anymore. His legacy will live on in the lives, memories, and successes of the countless men who’ve had the privilege of calling him Mon Frère over the last several decades.” James Mathieu, Class of 1989, added, “The best teacher I ever had. He made me love education.” In addition to his classroom vocation, Brother began coaching the Farrell golf team in 1980 and led the Lions to Catholic High School League championships every year from 1984-1990, as well as in 1992 and 1994.  “Br. Wright was able to instill the core values of golf in our team. We learned honesty, humility, and respect, both on and off the course. His guidance was just as important as the many championships won,” said John Mascari ’94, a member of Brother’s 1994 CHSAA championship team and current Head Golf Professional at Alpine Country Club in NJ. 

perfect example of what it means to be a Christian Brother. Truly one of Blessed Edmund Rice’s best!” said Farrell Assistant Principal Larry Musanti, who served on the Farrell faculty with Brother since his first day at Farrell. “I will miss my friend, but all of us at Farrell can take consolation in the fact that we have a powerful advocate in heaven.”   Brother Wright is survived by his sister, Lora Winkelmann of St. Louis, MO., and nieces Lori (Dave) Greiner, Diane (Steve) Heitmann; great nieces and nephews – A.J., Kimberly and Tim

The 1984 championship was the first in CHSAA league history and since that time, no other coach has eclipsed Brother Wright’s mark of nine championship seasons. Prior to the creation of the league in 1984, Brother coached the Lions to numerous Staten Island golf titles. Brother also served as the Farrell varsity and junior varsity bowling coach for over 20 years, and was also the director of the intramural football, basketball, and bowling programs. “I had Brother Wright for four years of French and as moderator of intramural and team bowling. He was a fantastic teacher and very memorable to this day (many years later). He was also a really good guy who always helped and was an embodiment of Farrell. He will be missed,” said John Molluzzo ’99. In 2011, Brother became Farrell’s first coach to be inducted into the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, which includes names such as: Vince Lombardi (Cathedral / St. Francis Prep ’33), Vince Scully (Fordham Prep ’44), Joe Paterno (Brooklyn Prep ’45), Joe Torre (St. Francis Prep ’58), and Karim Abdul Jabbar (Power Memorial ’65).   “Brother Harry Wright has had an immeasurable impact on 43 years of graduates from Monsignor Farrell. He was a humble man who, by his excellence and dedication as a teacher and coach, served as the

Greiner; Tyler and Ann Heitmann. His wake was held in the Monsignor Farrell Chapel on Friday, November 3rd. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Charles Church on Saturday, November 4th. Brother Wright was laid to rest in the Christian Brothers Cemetery, West Park, NY.  




Remembering Larry Christiansen Retired Farrell faculty member Larry Christiansen passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. He was 68 years old. Larry Christiansen (“Mr. C”), served as Director of Bands and Chairman of the Music Department at Monsignor Farrell High School since 1981. In addition to marching band, jazz ensemble, and wind ensemble, Larry taught music history classes to all sophomores and juniors at Farrell for thirty-five years. In the same 2015 interview, Larry proudly explained “I’m one of the few teachers that has had the pleasure of teaching virtually every Farrell student during my time at the school, as all sophomores and juniors take music history/appreciation.”


Under Larry’s direction, the Farrell Marching Band was awarded the 2011 USSBA/US Bands National Championship at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, which Larry described as the most memorable moment of his Farrell career. The band also captured the awards for Best Music Performance, Best Percussion Performance, Best Marching and Best Overall Effect. During his tenure, the Farrell Band won a combination of 4 EMBA and USSBA Open Class Championships; 15 NY State Championships; the USSBA Northern States Championship; the USSBA All States Championship; 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the USSBA National Championship, and over 250 first place and special caption awards in both field and parade competitions. In January of 2012, Larry and the band became the first high school Director and band to be inducted into the Walt Disney World “Performers Hall of Fame,” another of his most memorable accomplishments at Farrell.

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Many of his students can recall stories of “Mr. C” in the classroom or during band practice and competitions, as well as his famous “Wisdom Keys,” as he called them. “There are over 50,” admitted Larry. They include: “Your goal shouldn’t be to own a Mercedes. Your goal should be to own Mercedes!” “We’re not born winners or losers...We’re born choosers.” “A man who masters his time, masters his life.” “If it’s to be... it’s up to me.”

“Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn.” Larry earned his BPS in music and biblical studies from SUNY Empire State College and attended Wagner College, as well Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK for graduate studies. He also served in the United States Army. He played the drums and toured with several musical artists, including jazz pianist/ organist Billy Dee and the well known R&B group ’The Soul Rockers.’ He served as both drummer and Assistant Music Director for the off-Broadway musical production of ’HAIR’ with Heather McCray and Otis Stevens. Past positions also include: Director of Music at St. Bernard’s Church in Riverdale, MD; St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Staten Island, NY; Church of the Holy Child, Staten Island, NY; and Director of Upper School Music at Staten Island Academy. Larry was published in Pastoral Music Magazine in 1976. For over 20 years, Larry taught weekly adult Christian Apologetics and education classes at The Fountain of Life Center in Florence, NJ, and served as a drummer, conga player, and music arranger for the church’s Worship Team. His radio program ’The Anchor of Truth, with Brother Larry C’ was broadcast weekly from 2001 until 2009. This popular Christian teaching and biblical apologetics program was heard in the Philadelphia, Southern NJ and Delaware Valley markets on WIFI 1460 AM and also streamed throughout the world. For many years, Larry played the role of ’Pontius Pilate’ in the Fountain of Life Center production ’He Is Alive,’ which plays and ministers to audiences of almost 30,000 every Easter Season. Larry was an avid NY Giants and NY Yankees fan. He was a charter member of The National Single Wing Coaches Association and was widely known for his expertise and passionate devotion to football’s single-wing offense. Born and raised in Staten Island, Larry moved to Robbinsville, NJ before relocating to Burlington, where he lived for the past 13 years. Surviving are his wife Lynn, daughter Sara, his sister Susan, and brother John. 8


The 2016 Monsignor Farrell High School Hall of Fame Class is comprised of alumni who dedicated their lives to serving others through uniformed service, and who made the ultimate sacrifice in fulfilling their commitment to serve and protect. Kenneth Schneider ’65 – U.S. Army Donald Tinney ’67 – U.S. Army Gerald Murphy ’67 – NYPD Neal Carlock ’70 – U.S. Navy Martin Celic ’70 – FDNY Raymond Ragucci ’70 – FDNY David Restuccio ’71– EMS Charles Margiotta ’75 – FDNY Stephen Huczko ’75 – PAPD James Hicks ’79 – U.S. Navy 9

Patrick Murphy ’81 – NYPD Martin Egan ’82 – FDNY Neil Leavy ’85 – FDNY Edward “Ned” Thompson ’86 – NYPD Christopher Siedenburg ’87 – FDNY Brian Cannizzaro ’88 – FDNY Jeffrey Stark ’89 – FDNY Michael Clarke ’92 – FDNY Christopher Mozzillo ’92 – FDNY Keith Roma ’92 – NY Fire Patrol WINTER


Development Update Last year’s annual appeal began with an analogy from a fellow alumnus. I related that if you were to ask your Farrell brother to help you move your house five feet to the right, he would show up at your doorstep with a shovel ready to get to work. I then went on to ask the alumni to join me in helping move our alma mater forward, and Farrell Men showed up in large numbers! •

Total donations in Fiscal 2017 (August) were up over 65% from $355,000 to $590,000.

Alumni donor participation doubled from 2.5% to more than 5%.

The Four Years of Farrell pledge program was launched in November of 2016, and has reached a total commitment of $377,000 from 37 members.

More than 10 alumni are “sponsoring a student” with full or partial tuition-assistance commitments totaling over $55,000.

What is most encouraging is that the generosity from our alumni is not based around a one-time event or one specific capital need; rather it is a sign of a renewed long-term commitment to Monsignor Farrell High School. Along with this generosity, Farrell alumni have responded to the call for deeper engagement with the students, the school and one another. Throughout the past year we’ve had guest lectures, alumni-sponsored career days at offices and job-sites, reunions, and successful alumni fundraising events. Eight alumni have sponsored group dinners in New York City, Washington D.C., and multiple towns throughout New Jersey. At these gatherings, Monsignor Whalen and I have had the opportunity to sit down with nearly one hundred alumni to talk all things Farrell, and spread the word about our development activities. We now have commitments to sponsor dinners in Westchester, Connecticut and Florida. As always, alumni from many different years fall right back into “high school mode” and enjoy sharing memories and laughs. The donations that come from the dinners, as well as the gifts we received from the reunion classes, further the school’s financial aid programs and capital improvements. Our alumni have responded in true Vir Fidelis fashion. The generosity of resources and spirit witnessed this past year is a reminder that Farrell is more than a school, it is a family. Over the past year, we have celebrated at reunions, bonded while playing golf and bocce, and mourned together over the loss of beloved teachers, classmates and friends. We are there for each other when it matters. The future of Farrell matters to all of us, not only because the lessons learned here contribute to making us the men we are today, but because Farrell is a community that is here whenever we need support. Let’s continue to work together to ensure that the legacy, mission and community of Monsignor Farrell High School continues for generations to come. Vir Fidelis!

John Cusick ’88 Director of Institutional Advancement

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Launched in November of 2016 to fund the Vir Fidelis Fund, this program is focused on financial aid and endowment building. Thirty-seven alumni have committed, totaling a $377,000 four-year commitment.

Vir Fidelis Circle: $25,000 / year for 4 years = $100,000 commitment *Principals Circle: $15,000 / year for 4 years = $60,000 commitment Monsignor Farrell Circle: $10,000 / year for 4 years = $40,000 commitment Brothers Circle: $5,000 / year for 4 years = $20,000 commitment Gold Circle: $2,500 / year for 4 years = $10,000 commitment Maroon Circle: $1,000 / year for 4 years = $4,000 commitment Lion Society: $500 / year for 4 years = $2,000 commitment Honor Society: $250 / year for 4 years = $1,000 commitment Circle Elective: Any multiple of $500 / year above $1,000 / year *New category as of this appeal letter

FOUR YEARS OF FARRELL PLEDGE MEMBERS VIR FIDELIS CIRCLE Michael Gualario ’82 MONSIGNOR FARRELL CIRCLE Fred Ragucci ’75 BROTHERS CIRCLE Vincent Achilarre ’65 Michael Certo ’66 Brendan Cameron ’75 Joe Tracy ’89 John Reed ’90 Michael Taliercio ’94 GOLD CIRCLE Jack Oehm ’76 Chris Murray ’78 John Caracappa ’85 Tom Murray ’89 John Leone ’91 Brian Tortorella ’93 MAROON CIRCLE Mike Finley ’69 Neil Mazzella ’69


James O’Neill ’70 Bruce Smolka ’70 David Bradford ’71 Msgr. Edmund Whalen ’76 Fr. Louis Jerome ’77 John Cusick ’88 Chris Mitrovich ’99 LION SOCIETY Michael Marino ’68 John Quinn ’72 Col. Raymond Van Pelt ’74 Martin Casey ’77 Jack McGowan ’77 Peter DeMaria ’80 Lt. Joseph Griffo ’99 HONOR SOCIETY Joseph Markowski ’65 Albert Ettinger III ’69 Fred LaMarca ’75 Richard Nagle ’76 Patrick Payne ’77 Anthony Miceli ’88 Kemal Kurtulus ’99



SPONSOR-A-YOUNG LION FINANCIAL AID COMMITMENT PROGRAM This year we introduce the “Sponsor a Young Lion” program in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Appeal. Sponsorships are listed at levels which reflect the actual cost of educating a student incurred by Farrell. Sponsorships are per-year for a selected student’s duration at Farrell.



Larry Unrein ’74 Peter Gialluisi ’92 Mario ’82 and John ’85 Gallucci

Steve Macri ’78 Dan McAloon ’78



Anonymous donation from the Class of ’66 Mike Burke ’92 Phil Pucciarelli ’93 Joe Biondolillo ’97

Class of 1966 – In Memory of Classmate Richard Decker Class of 1967 Family of John G. Vosilla ’02


Legacy Lions are Farrell alumni who have indicated to us that Farrell has been written into their estate planning. If you have already included Farrell in your financial planning, please contact John Cusick, and we will make sure you are recognized as a Legacy Lion. Throughout 2018, the Institutional Advancement office will work to formalize several initiatives aimed at providing alumni with more opportunities and guidance regarding donating to Farrell through bequests, IRA distributions and other planned giving methods. In 2017, we launched an initiative with our first graduating class of 1965 focused on using IRA rollovers as a unique and tax-effective way of donating to Farrell. Current tax laws require anyone with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year after turning 70 ½. Direct transfers of RMD’s to charitable institutions do not count towards an individual’s annual reported income. Some members of the Class of ’65 have already taken advantage of this opportunity, and we look to build upon this initiative with subsequent class years.

LEGACY LIONS Michael Certo ’66 Joseph Bradley ’75 Lawrence DiRe ’81

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Capital Campaigns DESKS REPLACEMENT CAMPAIGN & PLAQUE MEMORIAL PROGRAM Initiated during the FY15 Annual Appeal, the desk campaign is targeted at funding the replacement costs of new student desks throughout the school. A desk plaque may be purchased for $250, which will be placed on the backrest of a student’s desk in honor or memory of a teacher, coach, classmate, family member or friend. Approximately 400 desk plaques have been purchased to-date, which is the halfway mark of the capital campaign. Marc Abrams John J. Agnello ’80 Kevin J. Ahearn ’71 William Apriceno ’77 Raymond Bednar ’71 Lou Bergonzi ’65 Robert J. Birnbach ’82 Anthony Bisignano ’75 Michael Borik ’83 John Borowski ’71 John Bosco ’75 Peter D. Bosco ’77 John M. Bosco ’75 David Bradford ’71 Timothy Brier ’65 Charlie Brown ’78 Jerome M. Burke ’73 Steven R. Calcagno ’81 Gregg Callaghan ’71 Brendan C. Cameron ’75 Jason Caminiti ’95 Ron Cantoni ’69 Michael A. Carlucci ’72 Edward Carney ’77 John M. Carroll ’78 Paul W. Cascella ’81 Michael Catapano ’78 Brandon Ceciliani ’15 Christopher S. Celenza ’85 Class of ’81 Christopher Cocozza ’86 Thomas E. Coffey ’76 James Conti ’80 Kenneth R. Craig ’85 Kevin Crowe ’78 John Crudele ’71 John Cuapuano ’67 Tim Cummings ’71 Edward Curty Jr. ’67 Nick D’Angelo ’70 Joseph P. Deane ’65 Jeffrey Delaney ’85 Charles DeMarco ’83 Vincent F. DeMayo ’65 Thomas Denniston ’71 Ronald DeVito ’86 Michael Dimaiuta ’81 Michael Dimino ’69 Frank DiTommaso ’83 Peter Dowling ’71 13

William C. Duggan ’75 Sean Egan ’14 John Erickson ’78 John L. Esposito ’88 John P. Esposito ’11 Nicholas Feretic ’90 Alan G. Finn ’78 Msgr. Peter G. Finn Leonard J. Fitzgibbons ’72 James Fitzpatrick ’78 Kevin V. Fitzpatrick ’74 Timothy Forsyth ’77 David Fosket ’73 Dylan M. Fossella ’13 Griffin T. Fossella ’15 Vito J. Fossella ’83 Dr. Joseph D. Gaspari ’71 Wayne A. Gavioli ’68 Alphonse Gentile ’74 Dennis Gill ’65 Ann Giordano Peter F. Goggi ’74 Eric Gomes ’87 Brendan T. Gormley ’81 Salvatore Gugliara ’90 John Haggerty ’75 Marty Hansen ’71 Terence M. Henchey ’78 Raymond A. Hillers ’65 Robert Holdman ’82 Joseph Holt Richard Ippolito ’65 Douglas Jellife ’65 Ralph C. Johnson ’81 Patrick Kavanagh ’71 Tim Kenny ’78 Kevin Killen ’78 John Klumbach ’87 Andrew J. Knouse ’65 Rev. Patrick J. Kuffner ’65 John Lanza ’88 Dr. Joseph Lattinelli ’94 Danny Laufer ’89 Dr. Mark P. Leighton ’70 Michael F. Lenane ’65 Christopher Leonardi ’88 John T. Lettieri ’71 Michael Lorenzo ’98 Scott W. Macolino ’81 Jack Mallon ’65

Anthony J. Maltese ’70 Kevin F. Mannion ’89 Joseph E. Markowski ’65 Anthony E. Mascolo ’02 Mark Mastroberti ’77 Edward J. Matthews ’65 Don McGee ’76 Eastman McGovern ’78 Patrick McLaughlin ’71 Nick Mehnert ’89 Joseph V. Mendola ’76 Joseph Merante ’76 Alan J. Miller ’86 Robert Mongiardini ’76 Eric Monte ’89 Stephen Mortillo ’76 Robert Mulligan ’76 Michael ’Naeder ’72 Daniel O’Connell Kevin O’Connor ’65 Edward O’Connor ’75 Jack Oehm ’76 Cornelius O’Regan Peter E. O’Reilly ’65 Madeline O’Sullivan Brian O’Sullivan ’14 Frank Padula ’71 George Palma ’65 Capt. Robert N. Panazzolo ’75 Kenneth Panebianco ’73 Gregory Pappas ’84 Ted V. Parnese ’90 Vincent J. Pasquariello ’85 Donald Pelka ’66 Daniel A. Pietro ’65 Victor J. Pioli ’91 Andy Pope ’76 Anthony Portelli ’74 Anthony Portelli ’02 Michael S. Powers ’78 John Primiano ’87 Dr. Richard Pugliese ’76 John D. Quinlan ’71 Peter B. Quinn ’65 Robert Redican ’82 Raymond C. Regan ’65 Robert Robitzski ’71 Lt. Co. Howard Robson ’65 Richard M. Roesler ’04 Matthew Rozzi ’89

Maurice Ryan ’70 Ronald J. Ryan ’88 Michael J. Ryan ’00 Glenn D. Sandford ’80 Michael Schiumo ’80 Donald C. Semon Jr. ’77 Gregg Smith ’82 Bruce Smolka ’70 James Sobiesiak ’71 Charles J. Spinelli ’81 Maryellen Stella John Tennant ’66 Anthony Tessitore ’93 The Cusick Family Christopher Todd ’76 Joseph Tomasulo ’82 Thomas A. Tormey ’71 Mark R. Torre ’82 Joe Tracy ’89 Michael Tracy Sal Turchio ’71 Col. Raymond T. Van Pelt Jr. ’74 Charles Viviano ’83 Raymond Vomero ’65 Sean Waters ’87 Michael Waters ’86



DESKS DONATED AS GIFTS, IN HONOR & IN MEMORY OF: In Memory of Donald and Wanda Bosco In Memory of Big Joe Gagliardi ’67 & Ed Curty ’67 A Gift From Bruce Smolka ’70 In Memory of John Yodice In Honor of Joseph Merante A Gift From Joe Merante ’76 In Honor of Manuel Pereira A Gift From Michael A. Carlucci JMC ’72 A Gift From by Ron Cantoni In Memory of Russell W. Johnston ’72 In Honor of Anthony T. Portelli Sr. A Gift From Anthony J. Maltese ’70 In Honor of Fr. Salvatore Camporeale, O.P. A Gift From Michael Dimino Sr. ’69 & Michael Dimino Jr. ’90 In Honor of Catherine Wismer In Honor of Brother William M. Stoldt In Honor of Reverend John P. Comiskey In Honor of Jim Barandski In Honor of Roseann Macolino In Honor of Nicholas Vincent D’Angelo In Honor of Coach Warren Fenley In Memory of the Deceased Members of The Class of 1970 In Memory of Wilfred J. Killen In Honor of Steven R. Calcagno Esq.’81 & Family

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In Honor of the Crowe Family In Memory of Louis and Doris Apriceno In Memory of Ronald DeVito Sr. In Memory of William Oehm In Memory of Catherine Oehm In Memory of Richard Denihan In Memory of Dorothy Denihan The Ryan’s - Ron ’88, Richie ’97 & Michael ’00 Ronald H. Ryan - The Ryan Foundation In Memory of Ben and Anna Primiano In Memory of Brother Dennis Dugan In Memory of Gary J. Delaney In Memory of Marie Cocozza In Honor of Mr. Edward V. & Mrs. Joan B. Carney Sponsored by Bob Mulligan 1976 In Memory of Marilyn Haggerty Blohm In Memory of Edward S. Pelka A Gift From Sean Waters Class of ’87 A Gift From James Conti ’80 In Memory of Michael & Mary E. Henchey In Memory of Donald G. Faruolo ’81 In Honor of Rosanne & Philip C. Birnbach In Honor of Major Leonard J. Fitzgibbons ’72 USMC A Gift From Billy Duggan ’75 A Gift From Patrick Kavanagh ’71

In Memory of Alexander V. Finn In Memory of Ronald H. Ryan All of my love and thanks to John and Betty Fitzpatrick - Jim Fitzpatrick ’78 In Memory of Joseph Mastroberti In Loving Memory of Tom Sinclair ’78 In Memory of Jean F. Miller A Gift from John M. Carroll ’78 In Memory of Msgr. Robert R. Mazziotta A Gift from the Goggi Family In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas P. McLaughlin In Memory of Rev. Robert I. Gannon In Honor of Msgr. Peter G. Finn In Honor of Msgr. Thomas J. Bergin Sponsored by the Tessitore Brothers, Anthony ’93 & Michael ’98 In Memory of Msgr. William J. Barnes In Memory of Rev. Renato Piazza In Memory of Maurice Carroll In Memory of John T. Shields In Memory of Scott McGovern ’83 In Memory of Joseph F. Buckley In Memory of Richard Piccolo In Memory of Bobby Seminara ’79 In Memory of James “Jim” McInerney ’78 In Memory of Brother Jeff Oxx, CFC In Memory of Brother Jim Curran, CFC 14

In Memory of Andrew “Andy” Diller ’78 In Memory of James “Jimmy” Dunn ’78 In Memory of Nicholas “Nick” Feminella ’78 In Memory of Nicholas “Nick” Franzel ’78 In Memory of Kevin Kuntz ’78 In Memory of Frank Marie ’78 In Memory of Hugh Brian McFarland ’78 In Memory of Keith Miner ’78 In Memory of Russell Moss ’78 In Memory of John Pfeiffer ’78 In Memory of Richard “Richie” Piccolo ’78 In Memory of Thomas “Tom” Sinclair ’78 In Memory of Daniel “Dan” Tarkenton In Honor of Brother Jack Flaherty, CFC In Honor of Mr. Peter Hansen In Honor of Mr. Dennis Donovan In Honor of Father Jim Sullivan In Honor of Rev. Robert I. Gannon In Honor of Sr. Mary Power, Sister of Mercy Co. Limerick, Ireland In Memory of Brian McFarland ’78 In Memory of Patrick J. Cahill In Honor of Dennis Barrett In Honor of James Reitz In Honor of Joseph Holt ’85 In Honor of Gary Mulligan ’07 In Honor of Christopher Toscano ’09 In Honor of Joseph Holt V ’13 In Memory of John Abrams In Memory of Br. Harold Delaney, CFC - Class of ’65 In Honor of Brother Edward Roepke In Honor of Richard Ippolito Edward Matthews M.D. ’65 In Memory of Brian O’Connor A gift from Edward J. Matthews M.D. ’65 Pioneer Class of 1965 Desk Drive In Honor of Timothy Forsyth ’77 In Memory of Fr. Gannon In Memory of Ralph Lettieri In Memory of The Hon. Peter P. Cusick In Memory of Police Officer Christopher T. Stella ’01 In Honor of Andrew Monteleone ’89 In Loving Memory of Diana & Nelson Panazzolo A Gift from Kenneth Panebianco ’73 In Honor of Professor & Dr. Mark P. Leighton In Memory of William Micciulli ’89 In Memory of Jeanette Capuano In Memory of Kevin M. Kelly ’71 A Gift from Eric Gomes ’87 In Honor & Memory of Thomas & Dorothy Laufer - Thank you for the gift of a Farrell education 15

In Memory of Timothy G. Fosket ’76 In Memory of Anthony Portelli Sr. In Memory of Emilio Torre A Gift from Dr. Joseph Lattinelli In Memory of Anthony C. Viviano In Honor of Dean Johnson In Memory of Arthur Gavioli In Memory of Joseph and Mary Agnello In Memory of Jim and Catherine Mazza In Memory of Salvatore “Teddy” Parnese A Gift from the Spinelli Family In Memory of Reverend John Comiskey In Memory of Margaret Gulino In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Lanza In Memory of James Gormley In Memory of Msgr. William Smith In Memory of Sr. Mary T. Clark In Memory of Irish Christian Brothers In Memory of Edward Cardinal Egan In Memory of Fr. William Shillery In Honor of Msgr. Peter Finn In Honor of Blessed Mother Teresa A Gift from Steven R. Calcagno Esq. ’81 In Honor of the Cascella Family In Honor of Vincent & Dorothy Fitzpatrick In Honor of Joseph F. Buckley In Memory of Emilio A. Carlucci In Honor of Richard M. Roesler ’04 In Memory of Joseph A. Tomasulo A Gift from Charles J. Spinelli Esq. ’81 In Honor of Stephen and Ann Feretic In Honor of Anthony S. Leonardi In Memory of Thomas J. & Martin R. Celic In Honor of Daniel Rice In Honor of Winifred Rice In Honor of Raymond Van Pelt In Honor of Sophie Van Pelt In Honor of John Pinnola A Gift from Robert Mongiardini ’76 In Memory of Bill Micciuli ’89 In Memory of Patrick Murphy ’81 A Gift from Gregory Pappas ’84 In Loving Memory of Vincent DiDomenico ’73 In Loving Memory of Vincent DeMarco ’87 In Loving Memory of Mary O’Sullivan In Honor of Tim Cummings In Honor of Jack Cummings In Honor of Chris Cummings In Memory of Paul S. Goggi Jr. ’66 A Gift from William C. Duggan ’75 In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Paolercio In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Hansen In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Fitzsimmons In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Ferdinand C. Marchi

In Honor of Tom McLaughlin ’72 In Honor of Len Fitzgibbons ’72 In Honor of Tim McLaughlin ’01 In Memory of Br. Henry Wright CFC In Honor of Br. Michael Hannon CFC In Honor of the Farrell Faculty In Honor of Mr. Larry Musanti In Honor of Mr. Lazzaro Di Pietro In Honor of our deceased Farrell brothers In Memory of Giovanna (Jennie) & Vito (Victor) Cirrincione Love from the Birnbach Family In Honor of “Mr. B” - Lou Baldassano The Class of ’81 In Honor of Fred ’15 & Frank DiTomasso ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Francis Tracy ’91 In Memory of Marty Egan Jr. ’82 FDNY 9/11 In Memory of Frank V. Fossella In Memory of Thomas J. Rowan A Gift from Cornelius O’Regan A Gift from Christopher Todd ’76 Honoring our parents’ sacrifices - ’76 In Memory of Francesco Mortillo In dedication of Br. Cletus Burke, OSF In Memory of Richard E. & Margaret Mary McGee A Gift from Joseph V. Mendola ’76 In Honor of the Giordano Brothers - Adam ’92, Michael ’94 & Matthew ’97 In Memory of William & Lucille Waters A gift from Edward O’Connor ’75 In Honor of Jason M. Caminiti In Honor of Michael Chambers In Honor of Michael Bruno In Memory of Thomas J. Coffey A Gift from Michael Shiumo ’80 In Loving Memory, Donna M. Esposito - John P. Esposito ’11 In Honor of John D. Quinlan ’71 In Honor of James M. Quinlan ’75 In Loving Memory of Dinorah Torres In Memory of Gene Spillane ’76 In Memory of Ralph Desiderio ’76 In Honor of Kevin F. ’89 & Ryan F. Mannion ’20 Class of ’71 In Memory of Classmates: Kevin Swords, Donald Bulzone, Bill Czirr, John Elliott, Dean Johnstone, Robert Brown, Francis Wilson, John Riley & Steven Brennan In Memory of John P. Orlando Glenn D. Sanford Class of 1980 In Honor of Vito Cannovo - Class of ’71



Monsignor Farrell Stadium Renovation Campaign In 2004, The Campaign for Alumni Stadium was launched with the goal of completely replacing the aging athletic complex - the track, field, home and visitor bleachers, press box, scoreboard, sound system, ticket booths, landscaping and security. The result was a state-of-the-art, professional grade athletic complex.

Naming Rights Leaders The campaign has been structured around several major naming opportunities for groups who rally around a former coach, class year, teacher, friend, or someone else who has made a meaningful impact on their life. Naming rights are available for the stadium, scoreboard, press box and fifty yard line. In the lead are...










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The initial construction required the entire complex to be demolished and a new facility built. This included the underlying stone base layer and complex drainage system for the field and track, concrete and asphalt base layer for the track, concrete piers and pad for the new bleachers, and much more. Since the construction of Alumni Stadium in 2004, Farrell students, as well as the local community, have enjoyed the benefits of a safe, low-maintenance artificial turf field. Farrell football, soccer, and lacrosse teams use the field for both practice and games, while our other sports teams use the facility for training and practice - including baseball. The Farrell Band also uses the athletic field to practice for competitions. Every Farrell student has benefitted from the facility, as physical education classes are able to make use of the athletic complex year round because of the artificial surface and superior drainage of both the track and field surfaces. Monsignor Farrell has also made the facility available to the local community. Countless youth sports groups are given access to the track and field for both practice and competitions. Alumni Stadium has also been the site of the FDNY vs. NYPD Fun City Bowl charity football game. Each year, the Farrell students and faculty volunteer their time and welcome Special Olympians to compete in Alumni Stadium. On May 31, 2016, a $1 million capital campaign was officially launched to fund renovations to the athletic stadium including: a new FieldTurf athletic field, a new Daktronics scoreboard with video display, refurbishment of the press box, new security fence, nets and other equipment, and resurfacing of the track (spring of 2018). The campaign has raised approximately $180,000 in donations and pledges, with several “matching grants� pending which will bring the total amount raised for the renovation to over $425,000.


Individual Donors

Donations by Class TOP 10 CLASS YEARS

Jim Quinn ’70 Pat McLaughlin ’71 Roger Anerella ’85 Steve Oliveira ’85 John Saraceno ’85 Howie Capek ’85 Brandt Mandia ’85 David DiTommaso ’85 The Durkin Family Carmine DeSantis ’81 Anthony LoPresti ’84 Hon. Robert Holdman ’82 Joe Mayrose ’92 Stephen Martinelli ’88 The S.I. Lions Ed Devlin ’68 Dr. Peter Meyers ’70 Timothy Cummings ’71 Tim Forsyth ’77 Eddie Canlon ’80 Mark Sigona ’80

Michael Cornette ’86 Gary Wilkos ’88 Stephen Mancino ’89 Joe Saraceno ’89 Steve Lyman ’00 Jim Allocco Richard Potter ’66 Staten Island Athletic Club Joe Tracy ’89 Mike Borik ’83 Anthony Bentavegna ’78 Dr. William Lafferty ’85 Anthony Giaccobbe, Jr. ’85 Ronald DeVito ’86 Kenneth Danielsen ’92 Ryan Maxwell ’95 Gerard Connelly ’69 Frank Socci ’80 Anthony Brown ’80 Joseph Treglia ’01 Allan Katz ’87

Class Year

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1970 1971 1979 1981 1984 1992 1982 1988 1989

$26,000 $26,000 $10,000 $10,000 $7,500 $6,250 $5,000 $4,000 $2,550

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Class of '85 Leads the Way The Class of ’85 also has two generous classmates who will match donations, bringing the total commitment from the Class of ’85 to over $200,000. They also lead in the naming rights category.




Monsignor Farrell High School

annual report of donors

The gift of a Farrell education is an investment in the future of Monsignor Farrell High School Your generous contributions help to ensure that the best and the brightest young men have the opportunity to receive the gift of a Farrell education. We would like to once again thank our alumni donors and their families for the incredible generosity shown to Farrell during the 2017 Fiscal Year. Due to space limitations, donations are listed by the name of the alumnus with whom the gift is associated; however, we recognize that so much generosity shown to us is a family decision, and Monsignor Farrell High School would like to extend a sincere and warm thank you to all spouses of our alumni for your kindness to our students. The following is a list of all donors who contributed to the Annual Appeal for Fiscal Year 2017 (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017). We apologize in advance for the unintentional omission of any names from the following donor list.

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$50,000 and above

$1,000 to $1,999

$500 to $999

Lawrence Unrein ’74

Ronald Latz ’75 Lou Tobacco ’90 Joseph Biondolillo ’97 Tim Cummings ’71 Dr. Michael Elia ’74 Matthew Langella ’02 John Ponterio ’84 Daniel Ryan ’83 Michael Spataro ’95 Thomas Tormey ’71 Kenneth Giachetta ’77 David Bradford ’71 Kenneth Craig ’85 Don McGee ’76 John Cusick ’88 Joseph Muller ’87 Andrew Grosso ’84 Dr. Robert Agnello ’92 James Allocco Dr. Michael Ammirati ’84 Lee Armstrong ’85 Anthony Bisignano ’75 Richard Catanese ’75 Robert Collyer ’72 Michael Cornette ’86 Kevin Crowe ’78 Edward Curty ’67 Jeffrey Delaney ’85 Thomas Denniston ’71 William Dougherty ’79 Catherine Fiorica William Fox ’77 Peter Gialluisi ’92 Joseph Henchey ’85 Rev. Louis Jerome ’77 Steven Lyman ’00 Stephen Mancino ’89 Philip Mancuso ’96 Jason Marino ’91 Dr. Thomas Marshall ’71 Stephen Martinelli ’88 Neil Mazzella ’69 John McGowan ’77 Colleen Meehan & Family Joseph Merante ’76 Chris Mitrovich ’99 James O’Neill ’70 Gregory Pappas ’84 Peter Quinn ’65 John Scalia ’10 Mark Sigona ’80 Richard Snow ’65 George & Debbie Thompson Salvatore Turchio ’71 Dr. Thomas J. Vazzana ’77 Rev. Msgr. Edmund Whalen ’76 Gary Wilkos ’88 Captain Martin Egan Jr. Memorial Fund Trade Zere Consulting LLC

The Law Firm of DeVito & DeVito Jason Caminiti ’95 Ken Danielsen ’92 Peter Rienzi ’90 Robert Birkhead ’07 John Quinlan ’71 Robert Redican ’82 Joseph Markowski ’65 Greg Guastavino ’94 Bruce Smolka ’70 Gerard Andrews ’68 Peter Barb ’90 Raymond Bednar ’71 Anthony Bentivegna ’78 John Boylan ’77 Keith Brandofino ’90 Dr. Mark Brandon ’94 Howard Capek ’85 Martin Casey ’77 Mark Cutaneo ’82 Ralph Daiuto ’85 Ronald DeVito ’86 Scott DiMaggio ’89 Anthony DiTommaso ’82 Frank DiTommaso ’77 William Duggan ’75 David Fischer ’90 William Fitzpatrick ’78 Brian Flood ’93 Jarad Franzreb ’88 Anthony Giacobbe ’85 Stephen Giglia ’13 Joseph Giovinazzo ’73 Gerard Graci ’93 Joseph Griffo ’99 Jim Grogan ’69 Hon. Robert Holdman ’82

$25,000 to $49,999 Jim Quinn ’70 Robert Pangia ’69 Timothy Graulich ’87 Thomas Moran ’70 Michael Gualario ’82

$10,000 to $24,999 Charles Brown ’78 Stephen Macri ’78 Robert Pinto ’11 Frederic Ragucci ’75 The Durkin Family

$5,000 to $9,999 Thomas Granello Insurance Agency of S.I. Kenneth Backes ’90 Anonymous Member of The Class of 1966 Joseph Saraceno ’89 Joseph Tracy ’89 Dr. Peter Meyers ’70 Mario Gallucci ’82 Brendan Cameron ’75 Michael Certo ’66 John Gallucci 85 Phillip Geraci ’72 Brandt Mandia ’85 Dr. Kurt Miceli ’96 John Reed ’90 Michael Taliercio ’94 Brian Tortorella ’93

$2,000 to $4,999 Adm. Michael Finley ’69 Mark Prenty ’79 Joseph Cummiskey ’71 Ed Devlin ’68 Peter Falcone ’73 Richard Hayes ’77 PPAD Associates Dr. Michael Guido ’89 Joseph Miletich ’85 Dr. Frank Scafuri ’90 Edward Canlon ’80 John Leone ’91 Michael Martine ’89 Joseph Mayrose ’92 Daniel McAloon ’78 Thomas Murray ’89 John Oehm ’76 Sebastian Crapanzano ’93 Dr. Christopher Gostout ’68 Peter Krause ’66 John Lotito ’04 Daniel Massoni ’81 Staten Island Lions


The 2017 Farrell Golf Classic Raised Nearly $45,000 William Hooks ’72 Robert A. Imparato Jr. Thomas Kabacinski ’87 Dr. Mark Khorsandi ’91 Christopher Langan ’82 Richard L’Insalata ’85 Paul Mandile ’82 Dr. Lon Philip Manfredi ’78 Michael Marino ’68 Mark Mastroberti ’77 Stephen Mayrose ’94 Anthony Micelli ’88 Christopher Murray ’78 Richard Nagle ’76 Dr. William O’Brien ’66 Dr. Timothy O’Byrne ’85 Edward O’Connor ’75 WINTER


Steven Oliveira ’85 Cornelius O’Regan ’76 Robert Pinto ’84 Richard Potter ’66 Nicholas Pucciarelli ’14 John Quinn ’72 John Rakowski ’82 William Randle ’67 Dr. Harold Reilly ’76 Steven Ricciardi ’82 Dominic Tobacco ’86 Joseph Tomasulo ’82 Peter Toscano ’02 Col. Raymond Van Pelt ’74 Dr. Gerard Villa ’73 Kenneth White ’88 Antonio Zumbo ’89 FlynnO’Hara Uniforms, Inc. Yearbook Innovation

$250 to $499 Gerry Connelly ’69 Chris Kwasnicki ’80 Timothy Brier ’65 Christopher Cocozza ’86 Kevin O’Donnell ’94 Capt. Robert Panazzolo ’75 Joseph Sidoti ’90 Michael Waters ’86 Michael Borik ’83

James Conti ’80 Antonino Cruciata ’10 Fred Dedrick ’66 Marilyn Desario Kevin Doyle ’79 Albert Ettinger ’69 John Felicetti ’66 Michael Fiumefreddo Richard Fugazzi ’72 Liam Gilroy ’97 Ann Giordano Paul Golterman ’75 David Guido ’84 Peter Keavey ’86 John Klumbach ’87 Kemal Kurtulus ’99 Fred La Marca ’75 Anthony Libecci ’99 Peter Malarkey ’66 Kevin Mannion ’89 Eugene Massamillo ’73 Ryan Maxwell ’95 Andrew Mccabe ’71 Nicholas Mehnert ’89 Joseph Mendola ’76 Mario Merlino ’85 Steven Mortillo ’76 David Murphy ’70 Brian O’Sullivan ’14 Madeline O’Sullivan

Over $40,000 was raised at the 2017 Farrell Bocce Classic Judith Caccavale William Coleman Frank DeCandido David DiTommaso ’85 Stephen Giumenta ’95 Brian Hall ’77 Dr. James Hickey ’90 Edward Paraiso ’87 Frank Petraglia ’89 Philip Pucciarelli 93 Sean Slattery ’82 Richard Vezzuto ’88 MPG Glass Fast Signs R&L Press Inc. Thomas O’Dea ’66 Gerard Alesi ’89 Michael Augusta ’92 Louis Bergonzi ’65 John Borowski ’71 John Bosco ’75 William Boyd Hon. Joseph Brannigan ’68 Rosario Castioni ’73 Thomas E. Coffey ’76

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Frank Padula ’71 Kenneth Panebianco ’73 Patrick Payne ’77 Dr. Daniel Peterson ’76 Victor Pioli ’91 Andy Pope ’76 Michael S. Powers ’78 Dr. Richard Pugliese ’76 Dr. William Pullano ’66 Michael Schiumo ’80 Gene Schwall ’75 Donald Semon ’77 Paul Sita ’82 John Spillane ’89 Michael Tigri ’91 Christopher Todd ’76 Dennis Walsh ’69 Finest Fence

$100 to $299 Edward Amberger Robert Beattie Anthony Ettore ’76 Kevin Fair ’72 Vito Fossella ’83

Charles Fox ’67 William Haddad ’85 Martin Lavelle ’78 James Mercereau ’67 Dr. Peter O’Reilly ’65 Chester Pelka Anthony Rapacciuolo ’00 Joseph Ruggiero ’71 Eugene Wasielewski ’67 Wayne Gavioli ’68 Joseph Treglia ’01 Michael Bono ’88 John Fraser ’66 Nick Gennaro ’75 Alphonse Gentile ’74 Dr. Terry Golway ’73 Daniel O’Connor ’84 Mario Proietti ’78 Michael Brandofino ’82 Matthew Campagna ’06 Michael Campagna David Carr ’05 Anthony D. Colon ’90 Dr. Stephen Costa ’92 John Esposito ’11 John Esposito ’88 Antonio Fernandez ’77 Robert Giamboi ’98 Nicholas Iacono ’08 John Mayrose ’98 Abraham D. Potencion ’90 Tommy Rausch ’90 Robert Robitzski ’71 James Sobiesiak ’71 Dennis Tait ’89 James O’Neill John G. Addrizzo ’90 Joseph Aguanno ’72 Anonymous Member of The Class of 1965 John Borowski ’71 Robert Branciforte ’71 Gregory Broms ’79 Anthony Brown ’80 Dr. Jack Cahalane ’71 Gregg Callaghan ’71 Jerry Cammarata ’99 John Campo ’72 James Cavagnaro ’81 Larry Chorman ’67 Lawrence Cichanowicz ’71 Robert Cloke ’77 Peter Colangelo ’74 Thomas Coluccio ’16 Kevin Conlon ’72 John Crudele ’71 Christopher Cusack ’74 Arthur Daunt ’82 Charles De Stefano ’79 Peter Dowling ’71 John Drury ’80

Dr. George Fantry ’76 Joseph Feola ’77 John Ferry ’73 Daniel Fisher ’05 Dr. Joseph Gaspari ’71 Marion Gavin Paul Gessner ’72 Steven Golden ’83 Peter Hamm ’89 Marty Hansen ’71 Gregory Harden ’76 Terence Henchey ’78 Jeffrey Illig ’76 Justin Jordan ’95 Allan Katz ’87 George Kempf ’68 Rev. Patrick Kuffner ’65 Rolan Linden ’71 Robert Lowe ’82 Christopher Madden Rita Martin William Matarazzo ’95 John McDonnell ’73 Deacon Thomas McGivney ’84 Edward McGowan ’72 Timothy McGowan ’77 Joseph Mendez ’71 Gary Mennitt ’82 Joseph Michnya ’01 Alan Miller ’86 Anthony Morisano ’75 Joseph Morone ’70 Erik Mosholt ’86 James Musanti ’69 Vincent Nabavi ’11 James Oddo ’84 John O’Leary ’74 Walter O’Neill ’73 Dan Orefice ’73 Brus Palaj ’12 Michael Paolercio ’71 Richard Pelliconi ’70 Anthony Picozzi ’87 Christopher Pinto ’13 Daniel Pinto ’15 Dr. Frank Pirozzolo ’72 Anthony Portelli ’74 Michael Quirk ’75 Paul Racioppo ’73 Dr. James Rafael ’82 Vincent Raia ’13 Joseph Reale ’67 Ernest Ricco ’75 Alfred Rizzo ’75 Anthony Russo ’69 Dr. Mark Russo ’80 Rev. Charles Sabella ’73 Christopher Saul ’73 Charles Schwartz ’74 Michael Shanley ’65 George Snyder ’68 20

Dr. Frank Socci ’80 Thomas Tullo ’75 Frank Vaccaro ’84 Frank Ventura ’69

Up to $99 Ronald Barry ’69 Assunta Bartolomeo Peter Batten ’75 Gary Bisogna ’72 Robert Black ’65 Rich Cirillo ’89 Thomas Corcoran ’87 Mark DiSanti ’80 Charles Driscoll ’78 Louis Dujmich ’74 Anthony Ettore ’76 Capt. Michael Farrell ’77 Philip Garcia ’16 Vincent Girgenti ’08 William Harder ’72 Kevin Kiernan ’86 Christopher Koenig ’79 Joseph Logan ’92 Michael Marciuliano ’73 James Maroney ’68 Joseph Nugent ’90 Robert Profaci ’81 Nick Pucciarelli ’80 Anthony Riguardi ’99 Kenneth Ross ’79 Michael Ryan ’15 Richard Somma ’67 Marianne Zazzera Frederick Zimmer ’67 Ronald Ciocco ’74 Thomas Cosgrove ’14 James Delahanty ’16 Thomas Delahanty ’11 Robert Demarest ’79 Christopher DiGregorio ’01 Dr. WIlliam Downs ’87 Michael Eiermann ’66 Michael Elliott ’67 Dr. Carsten Floess ’70 George Garbutt ’69 Daniel Haley ’67 Henry Little ’14 John Marinelli ’72 Steven Morris ’87 David Neumeister ’66 Michael Pagano Joseph Perez ’06 Jason Torchio ’92 Vincent Cortese ’75 Robert Mondelli ’72 James Bulger ’05 Anthony Giardina ’77 Anthony Cantore ’17




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Monsignor Farrell High School Monsignor Edmund J. Whalen '76 Principal

Office of Institutional Advancement

There are several ways you can make a charitable gift to the 2017-18 Monsignor Farrell Annual Appeal

John Cusick '88

Head of Development & Alumni Affairs 718-987-2900 ext. 265

Greg Guastavino '94

Editor, Maroon & Gold Alumni Magazine Communications & Marketing Event & Reunion Planning & Logistics Hall of Fame Committee Steering Committee for Capital Campaigns 718-987-2900 ext. 252

Please use the donation form on the following pages to give a gift to the Annual Appeal. We can also take donations via credit card by phone. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations & Development at 718-987-2900 ext. 265. Donate online at Given recent changes to the tax code, please consult your advisor regarding tax treatment for any donations made to the annual appeal.

Therese Walsh

Database Update & Management Reunion Liaison Coordinator of Desk Plaque Campaign 718-987-2900 ext. 230

John Giannone

Donation & Event Payment Processing Operations 718-987-2900 ext. 253

Photo credit: Yearbook Innovation Marc Leonard Images Mike Margiotta

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Monsignor Farrell High School

Annual Appeal 2017-18

Because we are Faithful Men

One-time Gift or Recurring Gift

Please indicate the gift amount and check the box for either a one-time donation to the 2017-18 Annual Appeal, or a recurring gift. If making a recurring gift, please select the giving frequency. If you are giving a gift via credit card, your card will be charged automatically. Please circle gift amount: [$25]






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Classroom Desk Donation

Sponsor a student classroom desk. You can choose to have your name displayed on a donor plaque on each desk sponsored, or donate the desk In Memory Of or In Honor Of someone of your choosing. $250.00 per desk

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The Pledge 65 Recurring Gift Program Commemorating the first graduating class of 1965, a $65 gift can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. Recurring annual gift ($65 annual commitment)

Recurring monthly gift ($780 annual commitment)

Recurring quarterly gift ($260 annual commitment)

The Young Alumni “10 Years Out, 10 Bucks In” Recurring Gift Program Alumni who have graduated in the past 10 years can choose to give a $10 gift monthly or quarterly. Recurring quarterly gift ($40 annual commitment)

Recurring monthly gift ($120 annual commitment)

The Stadium Renovation Campaign Please direct my gift to the Stadium Renovation Campaign only.

Gifts of Sock, Securities, Real Estate, IRA Rollovers, and Other Gifts For more detailed information please contact John Cusick ’88, Director of Institutional Advancement, at 718-987-2900 ext. 265

Please complete this form and return to: Monsignor Farrell Office of Institutional Advancement & Development 2900 Amboy Road Staten Island, NY 10306 Attn: Annual Appeal Please make checks out to The Vir Fidelis Fund

Annual Appeal 2017-18

Four Years of Farrell Commitment Club

Make a four-year pledge commitment of $1000 and up. Payable in installments over a four-year period.

“4 Years of Farrell” Commitment to Giving Program Pledge Agreement I, (print name), hereby pledge to Monsignor Farrell High School the total amount of to be paid on a(n) annual / quarterly (circle one) schedule over the next four years beginning on (start date) with the subsequent payments to follow one year / ninety days (circle one) from the start date and continue according to the same pattern until the total pledge amount has been fulfilled.

Signature: Date:

On receipt of this Pledge Agreement, the Monsignor Farrell Office of Institutional Advancement will e-mail a confirmation of receipt, along with a donation schedule. A pledge update will be sent by e-mail one month prior to each scheduled donation date reflecting all paid pledged amounts and all scheduled pledged amounts and payment dates. All checks for the “4 Years of Farrell” Pledge Program should be made out to “The Vir Fidelis Fund”. If the start date noted above is today’s date, please enclose your first scheduled payment in the envelope provided, along with this signed Pledge Agreement. If the start date is a future date, please return just this signed document. An e-mail reminder will be sent 10 days prior to your first scheduled payment.

Pledge Levels: (please check one)

The Vir Fidelis Circle: $25,000 / Year for 4 Years = $100,000 Commitment The Principal’s Circle: $15,000 / Year for 4 Years = $60,000 Commitment The Monsignor Farrell Circle: $10,000 / Year for 4 Years = $40,000 Commitment The Brothers Circle: $5,000 / Year for 4 Years = $20,000 Commitment The Gold Circle: $2,500 / Year for 4 Years = $10,000 Commitment The Maroon Circle: $1,000 / Year for 4 Years = $4,000 Commitment The Lion Society: $500 / Year for 4 Years = $2,000 Commitment The Honor Society: $250 / Year for 4 Years = $1,000 Commitment *The Circle Elective*: Any Multiple of $500 / Year Above $1,000 / Year Amount $:

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Alumni Events

March 13

The “Second Inaugural” St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Shepherd’s Pie Contest

April 21

The Class of 1993 25 Year Reunion

May 2018

The annual Farrell Golf Classic at Richmond County Country Club. The Class of 2008 10 Year Reunion

June 20-21

The Class of 1968 50 Year Reunion

Fall 2018

The Class of 1988 30 Year Reunion

November 23 Young Alumni Luncheon

Event Details

For complete details on any of these events, or to get help planning your event, please visit:


The Bocce Fall Classic

October 2018

The brainchild of Lou Tobacco ’90 and sponsored by Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health. The Third Annual Bocce Fall Classic will once again be held in October at Angelina’s Ristorante. WINTER


The Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Chuck lived almost all of his life in the same neighborhood where he was born, graduating from St. Rita’s before entering Farrell and graduating in 1975. He parlayed his football abilities as a tight end with his academic prowess to gain acceptance into Brown University, where his football team won the 1976 Ivy League title. He graduated from Brown with a double major in English and sociology. After working for General Motors, Chuck joined the FDNY in 1981, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. Off the job, he loved to hunt and fish and ride his motorcycle. He worked as a movie stuntman, a private investigator and a substitute teacher. He played football for the FDNY team, as well as touch tackle. In his neighborhood he was known as everyone’s friend, who never refused to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was difficult not to like. Beneath his forbidding exterior, the stern facade, the tattoos and 240 pounds of muscle was a gardener who nurtured tomato plants alongside the firehouse of Ladder Co. 85 in New Dorp; a caring neighbor who ran into the street in his pajamas to help an elderly woman who had fallen; a loving father who coached his kids’ basketball, softball and soccer teams, and who ran the sports program at his old grammar school. Chuck was driving home from Brooklyn after working a mutual for another officer on September 11, 2001. When Chuck heard the news on the radio, he turned off the Staten Island Expressway and found the members of Rescue Co. 5 ready to go. Off-duty, he jumped on the rig and sped to the World Trade Center with the guys from Concord. Chuck Margiotta died along with 342 other firefighters on that tragic day. Chuck was originally inducted into the Monsignor Farrell Alumni Hall of Fame in 2014, and was reinducted in 2016 as part of the Wall of Valor Class of the Alumni Hall of Fame. His brother Mike, Class of 1976, established the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship fund as a way to honor Chuck’s memory and to give back to the community. The main fundraiser for the scholarship was the annual Lt. Chuck Margiotta FDNY Brains, Brawn, Bravery Motorcycle Event held every year at Farrell since 2009. During that time, Mike and his family donated more than $126,000 to deserving young men so that they would be able to attend Monsignor Farrell High School, as well as to Farrell families in need. The 2017 Motorcycle Event marked the final year for the event, but the scholarship fund continues.

"I wanted my brother to continue to serve and give to the community like he had during his life." - Mike Margiotta '76

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From Mike Margiotta '76 The Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. I had been thinking of doing an annual event to honor my brother and setting up a scholarship fund in his name since his death on September 11th, 2001, while on duty with the FDNY. I wanted my brother to continue to serve and give to the community like he had during his life. My brother and I both attended Monsignor Farrell High School (Chuck graduating in ’75 and me in ’76), as did my son Michael in 2001 and Chuck’s son Charlie in 2008. I wanted to help students with a financial need attend Monsignor Farrell High School. My wife, Patricia, knowing Chuck and I were both motorcycle enthusiasts, was actually the one to suggest an annual motorcycle run. The idea gave birth to the Lt. Chuck Margiotta, FDNY, BRAINS, BRAWN, BRAVERY Motorcycle Event. This event was huge right from the onset. It was held the Sunday following Memorial Day for 9 consecutive years, from 2009 – 2017. I thought there would be a small gathering with some food and some reunions of former classmates through which I would be able to award a modest check to a deserving student. That did not turn out to be the case. With the support of many sponsors, the motorcycle community, my “Brothers” of Rolling Thunder, Chapter 2 NY, and Chuck’s “Brothers” at Engine 165, Ladder 85, the event drew hundreds of bikers to the Police Escorted event. The Annual Lt. Chuck Margiotta, FDNY, BRAINS, BRAWN, BRAVERY Motorcycle Event became one of the largest motorcycle events in the Tri-State area. Over 300 motorcyclists and several hundred non-riders, attended the event every year.

In addition, there were several families who received assistance after sustaining damage and losses to their homes after Hurricane Sandy. Past and current scholarship recipients have done us proud by excelling in football, basketball, track & field, baseball and wrestling while at Farrell. Graduates have gone on to attend various colleges and several have chosen to defend our freedom by serving in the various branches of the Armed Services. There are currently 8 scholarship recipients attending Monsignor Farrell High School. A by-product of the success of the annual event, was that it took over other aspects of my life. It became a full-time job on top of my full-time job. The decision to end the annual motorcycle event was a very emotional decision…but it was the right one. I want to thank everyone who has supported the scholarship fund over the years. Although the motorcycle event has ended, the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund will go on! It is my hope that with the exposure the motorcycle event brought to the scholarship fund, those who enjoyed the experience as well as sponsors and online donors, will continue to make an annual contribution. Please visit if you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund to help deserving young men attend Monsignor Farrell High School. Gratefully,

I’m proud to say that in the 9 years of the BRAINS, BRAWN, BRAVERY Motorcycle Event, 16 Farrell students were awarded more than $126,000. 27

Mike Margiotta, ’76



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