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Saint Bernard School Mission Statement Saint Bernard School, a Catholic co-educational school, co-sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich and the Xaverian Brothers, admits students from grades 6 through 12. Enriched by values attentive to the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Saint Bernard School community is committed to a challenging college-preparatory education for students of all faiths. Saint Bernard School provides a safe and supportive environment which promotes academic achievement and generates growth in maturity, behavior, character and service to others.

Board of Directors Mr. Donald Macrino, Headmaster Br. Lawrence Harvey, CFX Mr. James Belli ’70 Mr. Wilfred Blanchette, Jr. P’84 Mr. Henry Fiore Mr. Christopher Grube ’82 Mrs. Kathleen Irr Mr. Sean Kaylor ’86 Mr. Dennis Moore ’86 Mr. Michael Nicholson Mrs. Mary Narducci Renstrom ’81 Mr. Bryan Pollard ’81 Mr. Craig Powers ’86 Dr. Patrick J. Slattery Mr. Andrew Sweet ’86

Administration Donald Macrino Headmaster Ann Griffin Assistant Headmaster Robert Bernard Director of Finance Cathy Brown Director of MS Admissions & International Programs Susan Griffin ’77 Athletic Director Suzanne Haulotte Campus Minister Kim Hodges Director of HS Admissions & Marketing Dana Williams Director of Advancement

Headmaster’s Corner As we enter our 63rd year, the Saint Bernard Community has much to celebrate. A five-year capital campaign has just been successfully completed. Maureen `72 and John Hendricks established the Hendricks Challenge six years ago. They pledged $200,000 per year for five years if that amount was matched by Saint Bernard alumni and the Diocese of Norwich. The challenge was met through the great generosity of the Hendricks family, our alumni and Bishop Cote. The funds were earmarked for capital improvements to our building. I am pleased to report that with the start of the 2019-2020 school year, Saint Bernard School - built in 1966 - has been renovated to meet the standards of a modern, 21st century secondary school. A platform to support all forms of wireless technology, renovated performing arts center, classrooms and corridors, new student and staff lavatories, a new media center, restored gymnasium and cafeteria are just some of the projects completed during the renovations. As we look to the next three years, we are embarking on the next phase of capital improvement. The academic facility has been renewed. We are now moving to the athletic facilities. As I already mentioned, the gymnasium has been completed. Next we are planning to repair and renew the soccerlacrosse-football field, the baseball field and the softball field. The men’s and women’s locker rooms are also in the plan for renovations. While these projects are ongoing and very exciting, we must not forget the importance of our educational and spiritual mission. We continue to deliver a premiere college preparatory program in which every student is guided to meet his or her academic potential. Our faculty participated in both individual and faculty wide professional development to stay abreast of educational best practices. As a Catholic School we continue to uphold the teachings of Jesus Christ which are fundamental to all we do. While many of our students are neither Catholic nor Christian, the lessons from Christ’s teachings are universal in their message of altruism, kindness and peace. In the generous spirit of Pope Francis, we are reaching out to all families who desire a Catholic school education and are doing all we can to make that possible.

Donald Macrino Headmaster


Class of 2019 Graduation

12 The Hendricks Challenge 20 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame 24 Awards & Scholarships 31 Community






Saint Bernard School celebrated the graduation of 65 students on May 24, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich. The ceremony included a speech from senior Sarah Engel, who was chosen by a faculty panel to give the Orator`s Address. Sarah said Saint Bernard School has instilled in students to help others. She encouraged her peers to practice kindness, adding “St. Bernard High School taught us that. It is important that we never forget it. Once a Saint, always a Saint.� The Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich, conferred the diplomas to the graduates. Class Orator Sarah Engel


Class of Maxwell J. Adams Lauren Marie Andrade Nina M. Bailey Cameron Thomas Beaudet Joseph Emanuel Beltran Meghan Elizabeth Bergeron Michael Wyeth Bonser Emmett James Brady Madeline Anne Brady Aaron Russell Calouro Shuxin Chen Zachary Lawrence Clark Kyle Matthew Clement Robert William Costello III David N. Crowe Hope Jessica D’Amico Samuel P. Davis


Edberney Cartney Edmond Sarah Elizabeth Engel Kevin Patrick Fay Bridget Ruth Feeley Jonathan D. Foster Quincy Love Francois Patrick Donat Frechette Rebecca J. Grabon Adelaide Dyer Horgan Robert J.B. Justice Kyle Patrick Keefe Daniel Edmond Kelly Nicole Ann Lawton Maxwell Silver Lee Andrew Charles Lemire Hongbao Li Jiatian Li

James S. Light Nicholas W. Lis-Briscoe Ziqi Liu Sitong Lyu Xiaowei Lyu Reaghan Starr Mandeville Rodrigo Joseph Mariano Yamilla Celeste Mateo Bountai Dillon Thomas McCaffrey Claire Catherine McCarthy Payton Kathryn McCauley Jakob Edwin Morell Grace Margaret Murphy Emily Nicole Nelson Burke Michael Niles Sadriana Leigh Peek

Cole William Potts Shania Starline Riviere Stephanie Lynn Ruggiero Jordan A. Shelton Samantha Paige Sisco Arianna Kathleen Skelcher Kaila Sprecace Xinyu Tang Joshua Michael Terry Mingyi Wang Ruixia Wang Deandre M. Williams Rachel Ella Yackovetsky Xiao Zhang Yawen Zhao


2019 Class of




Academic Awards English: Emily Nelson English Next in Merit: Samuel Davis Math: Xinyu Tang Math Next in Merit: Grace Murphy Science: Burke Niles Science Next in Merit: Emily Nelson Social Studies: Samuel Davis Social Studies Next in Merit: Madeline Brady Theology: Samuel Davis Theology Next in Merit: Emily Nelson Spanish: Emily Nelson Spanish Next in Merit: Yamilla Mateo Spanish Next in Merit: Joseph Beltran French: Sarah Engel Music: Grace Murphy Music Next in Merit: Claire McCarthy Fine/Visual Arts: Xinyu Tang Fine/Visual Arts Next in Merit: Michael Wyeth Bonser

Faculty Awards The Christopher Award • Samuel Davis • Sadriana Peek The Student Leadership Award • Joshua Terry • Yamilla Mateo The Father Russell L. Boisvert School Spirit Award • Quincy Francois • Emily Nelson The Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Award • Joseph Beltran The Eddie DeParche Memorial Award • Rebecca Grabon • Xinyu Tang The Bishop Daniel A. Hart Honorary Award • Grace Murphy The Delaporta Award • Sarah Engel 8


Saints Scholars Saint Bernard Scholar medals are presented to those students who comprise the top 10% of the graduating class.


L to R: Andrew Lemire • Grace Murphy • Samuel Davis • Emily Nelson • Burke Niles • Sadriana Peek

AP Scholars Four members of the Class of 2019 earned AP Scholar awards in 2018. They were Burke Niles, Madeline Brady, Sam Davis and Andrew Lemire (pictured left to right). These students earned a 3 or higher on three or more Advanced Placement exams that they took as juniors. Additionally, Burke Niles ’19 was named a 2019 National Merit Scholar Finalist.


Baccalaureate Mass & Awards Ceremony Paul A. Wronowski Scholarship Hope D`Amico & Burke Niles

Daniel A. Boucher Memorial Scholarship Emily Nelson

William J. Snyder Memorial Award Nina Bailey

The Chelsea Groton Scholarship Nicole Lawton

Joshua J. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship Maxwell Lee

Italian Heritage Scholarship Nicole Lawton & Hope D`Amico The American Red Cross Scholarship Claire McCarthy

Louis F. Massad Scholarship Sadriana Peek Thomas J. Massad Scholarship Shania Riviere Donald J. and Nellie M. Stefanski Scholarship Stephanie Ruggiero & Daniel Kelly John and Rita Mae Leone Scholarship Meghan Bergeron, Kyle Clement & Bountai Dillon McCaffrey Ann & Alfred Wilber Scholarship Joseph Beltran & Maxwell Lee Damian O`Neil Scholarship Arianna Skelcher & Rachel Yackovetsky Knights of Columbus Patriotism Award Bridget Feeley & Robert Costello Sharples Family Memorial Award James Light

Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal Sarah Engel The John F. Saffomilla & E. Roy Colville Scholarship Grace Murphy ART AWARDS: Zachariah Petersen Art Scholarship Michael Wyeth Bonser Octave “Dave” and Richard A. Belval Memorial Art Award Payton McCauley & Michael Wyeth Bonser

Montville-Mohegan Pequot Lions Club Scholarship Reaghan Mandeville

The Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards • Gold Key for Painting – Xinyu Terrence Tang • Gold Key Art Portfolio, Best in Portfolio, Hartford Art School Scholarship, and CT Women Artists Scholarship – Michael Wyeth Bonser

Daughters of Isabella, Fr. Brennan Circle #582 Kaila Sprecace


Saint Bernard Spirit Award Lauren Andrade & Robert Justice International Student Achievment Award Shuxin Chen & Ruixia Wang

Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award: Reaghan Mandeville

Eugene Atwood Scholarship Award Payton McCauley

National School Choral Award: Claire McCarthy and Andrew Lemire

Dylan Konakowitz Memorial Scholarship Adelaide Horgan Todd Williamson Memorial Scholarship Cole Potts Dr. Carl Wies Memorial Scholarship Cole Potts 10

Pfizer Scholarship Sadriana Peek

Frederic Chopin Piano Award: Monique Zhang

John Philip Sousa National Band Award: Grace Murphy Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award: Sadriana Peek Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Rodrigo Mariano and James Light

Saint Bernard Alumni Parents & Grandparents It is tradition for graduating seniors to present alumni medals to their parents and grandparents who are Saint Bernard alumni. This year, we recognized nine alumni parents and one alumni grandparent. Recipients were: Peter Bergeron `69, James Sisco `71, Jeanne Rogers `78, Eileen Kane Engel `81, Kevin Davis `82, Laura Davis `83, Lisa Foster `84, Heather Lemire `87, George Potts `87, and Adam Sprecace `88.



In the Saints gymnasium, floors were sanded down and new ADA compliant, fiberglass, motorized bleachers with the capacity to seat 1,000 fans were installed.


Raised during 2018 – 19 school year:

• Over

the past five years we have received


1,306 donations, totaling $930,479.

With matches from the Diocese and Hendricks Charitable Foundation, we have received

$2,929,000 for school renovations! 12


We ended the fifth year of The Hendricks Challenge on June 30, exceeding our goal by raising $223,558. When combined with the match from the Diocese of Norwich and the Hendricks Charitable Foundation, our total received for renovations during the 2018-19 fiscal year was $648,331. Thank you to all the alumni, parents, grandparents, family and friends for their generosity and support! And a special thanks to the Diocese and the Hendricks Charitable Foundation for their matching gifts!


During the 2018-19 school year, students received new lockers and all upstairs classrooms and hallways received new flooring and ceilings, as well as LED lighting. Additionally, all stairwells were remodeled with new lighting, ceilings and carpet tiles. The stair treads were replaced with rubberized covers that are color-coded.


Gifts listed at the following levels reflect contributions received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Matching Gifts $200,000 Diocese of Norwich Maureen Donohue Hendricks `72 and John Hendricks

Fr. Russell Boisvert Society $20,000 - $100,000 Jason `79 and Dana Cohenour Dr. Jeremiah J. and Virginia W. Lowney Jr.

Theodore J. Ryken Society $10,000 - $19,999 Anonymous Michael J. McKeon `86 Michael and Ketti Terry Ray and Pauline Sullivan Foundation

Headmaster’s Society $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Christopher J. Grube `82 Joseph and Gwen Mariani Thomas and Laura McBride

1956 Society $1,956 - $4,999 Class of 1978 David B. Belval Keith `80 and Becky Regan Thomas St. Louis `81 and Mary Powell-St. Louis

St. Francis Xavier Society $1,000 - $1,955 Class of 1968 Richard Arms III `90 Timothy Coggins `83 Scott and Lynn Cole & Family Joseph Gengo `90 Walter E. Guth and Deborah Swanson-Guth Mystic Knights of Columbus #1943 Raymond J. Koenig Jeffrey T. `89 and Jennifer Londregan Lauren O. Londregan `08 Timothy A. `79 and Dawn (Waddington) `79 Londregan Michael J. Lovdahl and Tracey L. Trower James Belli `70 and Shelley McBride `85 Michael J. McKeon `86 Philip Michalowski `92 Donald L. `63 and Martha S. Murphy Joseph `74 and Maureen `77 Peters Barry D. Roy `63 Charles E. and Judith C. Strutt Andrew Sweet `86 Jennifer Turner Bishop Flanagan Circle $500 - $999 Anonymous Roger C. Brent, USMC `76 Robert and Sandra `66 Collins Dr. Joycelyn Datu `81 William Dopirak `81 Tammy Duffy `87 Alexander `70 and Ellen Falbowski Joseph Gengo `90 Jialing Hua Kathy Irr Sean P. Kaylor `86 Thomas J. `62 and Kathleen Londregan Virginia Maina Diane L. Manning `76 Dr. Brian P. McKeon `84 Dr. Gene S. Renz Leonard A. Szczygiel `83 Mr. Dewu Zhou and Ms. Sen Zhou


Thank you to all the generous alumni, parents, grandparents and friends for their support of The Hendricks Challenge. Your donations directly supported upgrades and renovations to the school.


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The Hendricks Challenge continued Fr. Ed Benedict Circle $250 - $499 Maureen M. Ballard `92 Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Bergeron `69 Michael A. Burke `75 Robert S. Cascio `73 James and Claudette Colonis Penelope Dempsey Dietz `64 Dr. John T. Fallon III `64 Todd and Renee Frechette Gregory E. Glass, PhD `70 Horgan Law Offices Jon M. Lane `80 John E. Luhan `92 Dave and Julie Martin Peter P. Michalowski `87 Vicente Pina `84 Brian P. Williams `75 Red & Grey Club $100 - $249 Anonymous Class of 1978 Reunion Richard G. Arms Jr. Kirsten A. Berg `91 William Blanchette James Bongarra Jr. `66 Gary Brennan `79 Michael McKinley and Kathy Calnen James F. `67 and Rose Cawley Kenneth W. `64 and Eileen Coffee `64 Jr. Catherine Collins `84 Robert and Sandra `66 Collins Timothy K. Costello `75 Dave `62 & Elizabeth Donahue James A. `91 and Kristyn M. Dyer Tom and Kathy Farley Pamela J. Fatone `81 and Samule Jordon Terri `65 and Rich Feeley Pete and Mary-Ellen Freeman Kathleen Moore Fulton `79 Wallace Gagnon, Jr. `72 John and Gay Gallagher John Grills III `78 John and Tina Guetens Don Hall `72 Nikki Hamburger Pauline Heeney `86 Jon and Anne (Starzec) Henson Mary F. Hillyer `74 Dr. William Horgan & Mrs. Christine Horgan Bruce and Dale (Waddington) `82 Horowitz Sheila O`Keeffe 16

Ruth Kilburn Matthew M. `79 and Jennifer Kossler Phil `71 and Debra (Trahan) `73 Lajeunesse George Lamothe `73 The Lawton Family Athena Linda Elizabeth (Renz) Mailley `87 Mark and Joan (Austin) `77 Malchiodi Peter W. Maneri, Jr., `73 Jeanne Martin `76 Veronica Ferreira Mayo `74 Frank D. `68 and Linda T. McMahon Kathy Stroniewski Mechnig ‘68 Stephen Menno and Patricia Menno-Coveney Michael and Maura Niles Ann M. Milner `76 Vicki `70 and Walt Nyzio Rev. Mark D. O`Donnell John C. Osborne `67 Christine Pelissier `81 Dr. Blaise Eckert and Mrs. Daria Petrilli-Eckert `73 Peter A. Renz `96 Tim Robinson `82 Rev. Brian J. Romanowski `94 Steven B. Rowe `80 Janis Malchiodi Simpson `74 Joseph C. Snyder `62 Joe Stefon `73 Elizabeth L. Subkowsky `67 Rev. Fr. James Joseph Sucholet `80 Matthew Teague `85 Marie Twomey Laura Watts-Leuba `85 Eric Wenzel Jim and Kathy Kornacki Wesloh `81 Charles and Sandra Whittingstall Joseph S. Yacinski `74

Saints $99 and Under Elizabeth J. Anderson `66 Adele Noel Barclay `67 Bernard “Bing” Bartick `62 Michael Barton `73 Joann A. Belisle Carole (Serluca) Cone `71 Carol Marks Corbeil `60 Ray Dimmock `64 Scott Dixon Suzanne M. Farrell Smith `95 Christine (Towpasz) Florie `70 Lori Flynn Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Gurl Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gwiazdowski `71 Debra B. `71 and Lon Hultgren Joseph P. Kane, Jr. `67 Eleanor M. `74 and Steve Komarinetz Robert H. Krajewski `62 Capt. Richard O. Kuziak, USNR (Ret.) `78 Larry and Mary McCauley Beth McKiernan `84 Kathleen Derry Napert `71 Dr. James P. `66 and Irene J. `68 (Struzinski) Neilan Jeffrey Nelson `87 Katie O`Leary Laura A. Patterson Peter E. Pellegrino, Jr. `85 Donna Piascik `72 David Place `81 Betty Ann Proulx Timothy M. Reilly Meghann (Reilly) Shouvlin `71 Linda M. Skinner `80 Dr. George and Therese Sprecace James St. Germain `16 Brian E. West `76 Vincent `73 and Cheryl Zagorski Jerome Zrenda `65

Grandparents Mass and Luncheon The 11th annual Grandparents Mass and Luncheon was attended by about 250 people in April. The event is an annual tradition which aims to connect the generations and celebrate grandparents and the special meaning they hold in our lives. The Mass was celebrated by the Most Rev. Michael R. Cote, Bishop of Norwich.


2018 Golf Tournament Raises $12,339 Thanks to all who participated in and sponsored our 2018 Saint Bernard Golf Tournament at Norwich Golf Course. Net proceeds of $12,339 were split between Saints Athletics and tuition assistance for students in need!


THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EVENT SPONSORS! 2018 GOLF SPONSORS Title Sponsor – $5,000 Marist College ~ Sean Kaylor `86 Corporate Sponsor – $2,500 The Mohegan Tribe & Mohegan Sun SAINT Sponsor – $1,000 Dennis Moore `86 Donnelly`s Clothing Griffin Private Investigations ~ Paul Griffin `76 The Sweet Family - Andrew `86, Megan `87, Caitlin `89 Underwater Construction Corporation The Woodmansee Family ~ David `78, Peter `80, Paul `81, Bart `83, John `84, Donald `86 & Mark `89 Putting Green Sponsor – $500 Lowe Carting and Recycling ~ Tony Lowe `86 Green Sponsor – $250 Baruno Hannaford Heap Aurello & Co. Steve `90 and Shannon `91 Brenek Hole Sponsor – $100 Class of 1993 ~ Cabana 38 COLONY ~ Brian Fagan `05 Conway, Londregan, Sheehan & Monaco, P.C. Flanders Donut & Bake Shop ~ Greg Terracciano `82 Independence Physical Therapy ~ Craig Gilbert `78 Luzzi Insurance Agency ~ Paula Luzzi Recine `95 Montville Hardware ~ Dean Tine `76 Michael Nystrom `73

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The St. Bernard High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner was held on Saturday, April 27, at Saint Bernard School with 15 new members being honored. Congratulations to the 2019 class of inductees.



Thank you to our sponsors! Dinner Sponsor The James A. Greenleaf Jr. Memorial Trust Fund, Inc. Plaque Sponsor Sportee`s ~ Tom Harrington `71 Program Sponsor Todd Renehan `81, HoF, `99 Photo Sponsors Dr. Dawn Macauley McGee `85, HoF, `17 Homeside Building Corp. ~ Charles Farrell `64, HoF `87 Saint Sponsors Kevin Kenyon `71, HoF `15 The Sharples Family Friends Anthony Desmond `62, HoF `08 M&J Bus Inc. Wayne Patterson `82, HoF `06 Susan M. St. Louis `77, HoF `15 and Khoi Minh Le


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS St. Edmund’s Honor Scholarship The St. Edmund`s Honor Scholarship was established by St. Edmund`s Retreat in Enders Island in memory of members of the Society of St. Edmund who served as faculty and staff members of Saint Bernard School. Each year seniors who have at least a 3.0 and are actively involved in the church and community are able to apply by writing an essay on “the challenge of living a life of virtue in the world today.” Sarah Engel `19 was the 2018 St. Edmund`s Honor Scholarship recipient. She received her award at the 15th Annual St. Edmund`s Medal of Honor dinner at the Mystic Marriott Hotel last October.

The James A. Greenleaf, Jr. ’87 Memorial Scholarship Fund

The James A. Greenleaf, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established to honor and remember an alumnus who lost his life as a result of the catastrophe which occurred in New York City in 2001. The fund is used to provide financial assistance to students attending Saint Bernard School. Greenleaf Recipients The 2018-2019 scholarship recipients (pictured left to right) Ian Gonzalez `22, Samantha McCarron `23, Serena Britner `21, and Sean Power `20.


XBSS Leaders Our XBSS student leaders for the 2018-19 school year were Sam Davis ‘19, who was named Distinguished Senior Leader, and the following students from the class of 2020 were selected as XBSS Student Leaders: Nathaniel Avery, James Babinski, Allison Codner, Tucker Freeman, Mary Hope Guise, and Brigid Kunka. The students attended the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Retreat in West Hartford in the spring.

National Geographic Bee Maria Carseli `24 was named school champion in the National Geographic Bee and also qualified to compete in the state Bee. Although she did not advance to the finals, she did very well and we are proud of her!


Theodore James Ryken Award The 2018 Ryken Award was presented to teacher Lorraine Kainz, who retired at the end of the 2018-19 school year after 18 years of teaching art at Saint Bernard School. “During her time here, she has introduced hundreds of students to the world of fine art,” said Headmaster Don Macrino who presented the award to Mrs. Kainz. The Ryken Award is given annually on the feast of St. Francis Xavier at each of the 13 Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools. The award recognizes an adult member of our school community for his or her commitment to the mission of Saint Bernard School and dedication to the values of the Xaverian Brothers. Each year the recipient is nominated by his or her peers and approved by the administration. Mrs. Kainz began working at Saint Bernard School in February 2001. Among the classes she taught at SBS were Art 1, 2, 3 and 4, Advanced Placement Art History, Advanced Placement Portfolio, and Early College Experience Drawing in collaboration with the University of Connecticut. Additionally, Mrs. Kainz established a chapter of the National Honor Society for Fine Art at SBS and coordinated that group, along with numerous art shows throughout the year.

Nutmeg Scholar HOBY Representatives Maria Proulx ‘22, Lillian Turner ’22 and Liam Peters ’22 attended the HOBY Community Leadership Workshop at Wesleyan University. These students were selected by their teachers to represent SBS and participated in this one-day leadership workshop where they connected with other local high school students and community leaders. 26

Emily Nelson ’19 was named a prestigious Nutmeg Scholar by UCONN, for which she was offered a full scholarship to UCONN’s School of Engineering.


Junior Book Awards Brigid Kunka ’20 was presented with the Rensselaer Medal Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for her outstanding academic achievement in math and science. The award makes her eligible for a scholarship to RPI worth $100,000 over four years.


Tucker Freeman ’20 was recognized as a Connecticut Association of Schools Governor’s Scholar semi-finalist. The following students received book awards: Liam Power ‘20, Harvard Book Prize; Taina Quinones ‘20, Suffolk University Book Award; Matthew Graul ‘20, UConn Avery Point Book Award; and Victoria Hannaford ‘20, George Washington University Book Award.


John T. and Helen T. Mooney Scholarship The Mooney Family established a scholarship 1998 in honor of their parents who had seven St. Bernard alumni. Together they select a recipient(s) annually based on academic performance, citizenship and community involvement and a strong desire to achieve the highest of goals through quality education. Madeline Brady `19 and Burke Niles `19 were the 2019 recipients of the John T. and Helen T. Mooney Scholarship. They each received a $1,000 tuition assistance scholarship. 27

CT History Day Competition Sophomores gave others a lesson in history as they competed in the SBS National History Day project competition. The top three project creators moved on to the regional competition at NFA. Aaliya Masters `21 and Serena Britner `21 earned 1st place in the Group Exhibit category at the Regional Competition and advanced to the state competition.

Regional Competition –1st Place Winners



MathCon Students got hands-on lessons in math during SBS` 5th annual MathCon event. The projects were presented by members of the SBS Math Honor Society.


COMMUNITY Wreath Laying Several members of the SBS community attended Wreaths Across America Day at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford where they laid wreaths on veterans` graves.


During the 2018-2019 school year our Saints showed their generosity by donating money, food, candy, toys, and their time to a variety of causes in our community. Here are some highlights:


Blood Drives


The National Honor Society sponsored several blood drives throughout the year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.


Students Helping Students Students donated $2,201.56 during pocket change collections on Fridays throughout the school year to help feed students at St. Pierre School in Jeremie, Haiti. Our Saints were able to help provide a nourishing daily meal for 19 children for an entire year.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Student Council`s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive yielded 482 pounds of food to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich.


Dress-Down Days Students and staff paid to dress down on several occasions throughout the year to support people or organizations in our community.


Boxes of Joy Families donated enough items to Campus Ministry to fill 34 “Boxes of Joy� for children in developing countries.

Toy Drive


Our National Honor Society collected toys to help make Christmas brighter for children in the care of the Norwich Department of Children & Families.



Easter Candy Drive

Our National Honor Society held an Easter Candy Drive for our troops overseas and theology classes created cards for the service men and women.

March for Life A group of SBS students and faculty traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the 2019 March for Life.


MUSIC All-Eastern Honors Mixed Choir Grace Murphy `19 performed with the All-Eastern Honors Mixed Choir during the Eastern Regional Music Festival in Pittsburg, PA.

All New England Jazz Festival Four Saints performed at the All New England Jazz Festival at Plymouth State University - Liam Power `20 on trombone, James Light `19 on guitar, Jeremy Foular `20 on drums, and Rodrigo Mariano on mallets.

All New England Band Festival Saints Musicians Sean Power `20, Liam Power `20, Jeremy Foular `20, Rodrigo Mariano `19, Grace Murphy `19, Reaghan Mandeville `19, and Julia Ferris `22 performed in the All New England Band Festival at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.


EASTERN REGIONAL MS MUSIC FESTIVAL Violinists Maria Horgan `24 and John Paul Hammond `23, along with singer Macie Puhlick `23 performed at the Eastern Connecticut Middle School Music Festival.

CT Gilbert & Sullivan Society Production Saints musicians Nathaniel Avery `20, Beatrice Cox `20, Andrew Lemire `19, Emma Lemire `22, Nick LisBriscoe `19, Dillon McCaffrey `19, Claire McCarthy `19, Grace Murphy `19, and Lillian Turner `22 performed with the Connecticut Gilbert & Sullivan Society`s production of The Mikado.

Community Performances Saints singers Andrew Lemire `19, Emma Lemire `22, and Claire McCarthy `19 participated in the 51st Annual Mystic Area Ecumenical Council`s Choir Festival.

CT Elementary Honors Band SBS musicians Alex Hatch `25 and Joseph Busher `25 performed with the CT Elementary Honors Band at the Connecticut Convention Center.

ALL NEW ENGLAND CHOIR FESTIVAL Singers Cindy Chen `20, Kyle Caulkins `21, Andrew Graves `21, Andrew Lemire `19, and Kristine Xu `20 performed at the All New England Choir Festival at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.




The Saints Players performed Radium Girls in December.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


The Saints Players presented the spring musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in May.




Senior Art Exhibit Saint Bernard School`s 47th Annual Senior Art Exhibit featured the works of 11 seniors who had taken the Visual Art Department`s sequential program of study over four years. The works of Michael Wyeth Bonser, Hope D`Amico, Rebecca Grabon, Nicole Lawton, Payton McCauley, Emily Nelson, Stephanie Ruggiero, Terrence Tang, Rachel Yackovetsky, Edberney Edmond and Kaila Sprecace were on display in the David B. Belval Gallery.

National Scholastic Art Award Michael Wyeth Bonser `19 earned a prestigious Silver Key from the 2019 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. He placed within the top 1 percent of the nearly 340,000 works submitted to the 2019 awards from around the country and abroad.

CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards Terrence Tang `19 and Michael Wyeth Bonser `19 took home Gold Key Awards from the CT Regional Scholastic Art Awards.


22nd Annual Draw-A-Thon Congratulations to the following students who were the winners of the Best Pencil Drawings at the 22nd Annual Draw-A-Thon and received tuition assistance scholarships: Allison Codner – 1st place, $1,000 scholarship

Trizia May Lao-ang `21 – 2nd place, $500 scholarship

YuFei (Fay) Jin `22 – 3rd place, $150 scholarship

Payton McCauley `19 – 4th place, $100 scholarship


Memory Project Saint Bernard National Art Honor Society students again participated in the Memory Project for which they created portraits of youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. The portraits were created for children in Colombia, South America.



2019 CIAC SCHOLARATHLETES Congratulations to Sam Davis ‘19 and Emily Nelson ‘19 who were honored with the CAS-CIAC 2019 Scholar Athlete Award!



s BOYS’ SOCCER The boys’ soccer team placed 2nd in Division IV in the ECC regular season. The team led the division in goals scored, with a high of 48 for the regular season. They qualified for first round Class S Tournament play. ECC divisional first team recognition went to Billy Niles ‘20 and Tenzin Jamphel ‘20, with honorable mention earned by Jonathan Foster ‘19 and Shane Sutton ‘21.




GIRLS’ SOCCER The girls’ soccer team placed 3rd in Division III in the ECC regular season and qualified for 1st Round Class S Tournament play. ECC divisional All-Star first team recognition was earned by Victoria Hannaford ‘20 and Erin Londregan ‘22, with honorable mention going to Lindsay Clement ‘21, Sportsmanship to Meghan Bergeron ‘19 and Scholar-Athlete to Hope D’Amico ‘19. Victoria Hannaford ‘20, shown with Coach Shane Clarke, was selected to the CT Soccer Coaches Assoc. All Star Team. s


GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY The girls’ cross-country team placed 8th in the ECC Championships and 7th at the Class S Championships.


Brigid Kunka ‘20 placed 4th in the ECC Championship, 7th at Class S Championship and earned All-State recognition. Serena Britner ‘21 placed 13th in ECC Championship and 13th in Class S Championship. Both girls made the ECC Division III All-Star First team, with Lillian Turner ‘22 receiving honorable mention.

BOYS’ SWIMMING The Saints boys’ swim program grew to a team of three. Jaime Nygaard ‘22, TJ Ward ‘21 and Ian Gonzalez ‘22 competed in the ECC Championships; Jaime placed in butterfly and backstroke, and Ian placed in the individual medley. Qualifying for the CIAC Class S Championships, Jaime placed 17th in the 100yd Butterfly and 16th in the 100yd Backstroke. s


FENCING On Senior Night, the fencing team honored eight seniors and Coach Aaron Hughes on his 20th year of Coaching.


s BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY The boys’ cross-country team was led by Sam Davis ‘19 who earned ECC Division III First Team All-Star recognition.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY Saints middle school cross-country enjoyed another successful season with wins at the Sacred Heart, Groton Invitational at Bluff Point, and the McGee Invitational.


The Saints went on to CIAC Division IV tournament play, advancing to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by New Canaan High School. For the second year, Max Lee was named to the CHSCA basketball All-State First Team for Division IV.



WINTER MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL Middle School boys basketball won the Norwich Diocean Basketball League Tournament for the 3rd year straight, followed by Diocesan Catholic School Tournament allowing them to travel to Concord, NH to play in the New England Tournament.

s BOYS’ BASKETBALL The boys’ basketball team earned the ECC Division III Co-Champion team title and went on to win their 3rd straight ECC Division II Tournament title. Joe Beltran ‘19 and Max Lee ‘19 made the Division III All-Star First team, with DeAndre Williams ‘19 earning Honorable Mention. The Sportsmanship Award went to Quincy Francois ‘19 and Max Lee was the Scholar-Athlete.

GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK The girls’ indoor track team had a successful season in both the ECC and CIAC Championship meets. The Saints 4 x 800 meter relay team (Sophia Duhig ‘20,Serena Britner ‘21, Lillian Turner ‘22 and Brigid Kunka ‘20) finished 1st in the ECCs and 3rd in the Class S meet. Kudos to Brigid (8th in the 1600m) and Sophia (9th in the 1000m) who went on to finish in the top 10 at the Class S Championship meet.

ECC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Saints athletes, Juliet Brady ‘21 (indoor track) and Joe Beltran ‘19 (basketball) were awarded ECC Athlete of the Week by earning top votes on the Eastern Connecticut Conference website.




WRESTLING Jeremy Foular wrestled the season in the 152 weight class in both the ECC and Class M Championships.






GIRLS’ BASKETBALL The girls’ basketball team finished the season by earning a spot in the finals of the ECC Division II Tournament.

ECC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Saints athletes Carly Potts ‘20 (lacrosse) and Kyle Egan ‘21 (baseball) were awarded ECC Athlete of the Week by earning top votes on the ECC website.


BOYS’ LACROSSE The boys’ lacrosse team finished the ECC regular season 3rd in Division II and went on to play in the qualifying rounds of the Class S Tournament.

The girls’ lacrosse team finished the ECC regular season third in Division III and made it to the qualifying rounds of the CIAC Class S tournament play.


For the second year in a row, teammates Emmett Brady ‘19 and Scott Pion (Norwich Tech) were named to the CHSCA boys lacrosse All State team.



GIRLS’ TRACK AND FIELD The girls’ track and field 4 x 800m relay team (Brigid Kunka ‘20, Lillian Turner ‘22, Serena Britner ‘21 and Sophia Duhig ‘20) had great success last season as a relay and as individuals. The team finished 3rd in the ECC, 5th in the Class S, and went on to race at the State Open. At the ECC Championships, Brigid tied for 1st place in the 3200m and went on to place 5th in the Class S meet, which also qualified her for the State Open. Sophia ran the 800m, placing 3rd at the ECC, 5th at the Class S, and also competed in the State Open. Juliet Brady ‘21 anchored the 4 x100m relay team (with Hope Geise ‘20, Rachel Kunka ‘21, Bella McClure’20) and finished 8th in both the 100 and 200m dash, qualifying in both events for the Class S Championship meet.



Katie Power ‘22 bested her triple jump at the ECC Championship with a mark of 29’7.5” and qualified for the Class S Championship meet.

SOFTBALL The softball team had a strong finish to the season and defeated Morgan High School in the play-ins to qualify for the CIAC Class S first round tournament play. ECC All-Stars were Taryn Bellinger ‘20, Ariana Guinassi ‘22 and Tiana Quinones ‘20. Meghan Bergeron ‘19 and Shania Riviere ‘19 were Honorable Mentions. The Sportsmanship Award went to Abby Whewell ‘21 and the Scholar-Athlete was Emily Nelson ‘19.

BASEBALL The baseball team finished the season 9-11 and qualified for the first round of the ECC Tournament and CIAC Class S Tourney play. The ECC All-Stars were Max Adams ‘19 and Sam Davis ‘19. James Light ‘19 won the Sportsmanship Award and Cole Potts ‘19 was the Scholar-Athlete. 50



s BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD The boys 4 x 800m relay team (Sean Power ‘20, James Babinski ‘20, Liam Power ‘20, Robbie Justice ‘19) placed 9th at the ECC Championship and qualified for the Class S Championship with a time of 9:02. Daniel Kelly ‘19 took almost 2 seconds off his time in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing 11th at the ECC Championships to qualify for the Class S Championships. TENNIS Senior day for girls and boys tennis.

Steak Dinner

Athletic Fundraisers

We held two Steak Dinners at The Birdseye Café, New London, in the 2018-19 school year to benefit Saints Athletics. Combined, the two events raised net proceeds of over $4,800 which was used to purchase new soccer goals, team benches, a team tent as well as speakers and wall pads for the gym.

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Class of 1999 – 20th Class Reunion 20th reunion on November 16, 2019. 7-10 p.m. at The Malted Barley, Westerly. Contact Sarah (Arnold) Kelly with any questions at

CLASS of 1970 – 50th reunion SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, July 18, 2020. New London location soon to be announced. Contact Pamela Faria with any questions at

CLASS of 1964 55th reunion was held June 20, 2019 at Langley`s Restaurant, Waterford.

CLASS of 1969 50th reunion was held on July 27, 2019 at Thames River Greenery in New London.


Class of 1973 45th reunion was held on November 23, 2018 at the Pilot House at Ocean Beach.

Class of 1974 45th reunion was held September 20-21, 2019


CLASS OF 1978 40th reunion was held in September 2018 at Coast Guard Officer`s Club, New London.

CLASS of 1979 40th reunion was held on July 19-20, 2019, with a cocktail reception at Lake of Isles and gathering at Dodd Stadium.


CLASS OF 1983 35th Reunion was held November 23, 2018 at Port `N Starboard at Ocean Beach.

CLASS OF 1984 35th Reunion was held in the summer of 2019.

CLASS OF 2008 10th reunion was held November 24, 2018 at The Social, New London


Alumni Notes 60s

Charlotte Hennegan `69, owner of Thames River Greenery in downtown New London, was featured in a Valentine`s Day feature article in The Day.


Captain W. Russell Webster `72, USCG (Ret.) has published his fourth book, “Lost in Charleston`s Waves: The Tragedy of the Sailing Vessel Morning Dew”. The book took Capt. Webster four and a half years, and more than 1,000 hours of research, interviewing, writing and editing. It is a true story of the tragic 1997 sinking of the sailing vessel Morning Dew off Charleston`s jetties. It`s available on Amazon. Ann Baldelli `73 is one of several women featured in a new book about Connecticut`s women journalists. Joe Apicelli `75 a volunteer with the American Red Cross, spent several weeks in Florida helping with hurricane relief efforts. According to news reports, he and other volunteers delivered meals to shelters and homes that were still standing following Hurricane Michael. Kathy (Feimster) Vanner `75 retired from the State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services after 32 years. Her goal at this point is to

take a step back to enjoy each and every moment with her husband of 23 years, David, and her 21-year-old son, Joel, who graduated in May 2019 from Quinnipiac University. Michael Walker, Jr., son of Michael K. Walker `79, signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars to play professional football. The news came hours after Michael`s other son got married. Local artist Lisa (Hewes) Szaro `79 was selected by a panel of judges to illustrate a pop-up book featuring places and events in Westerly, R.I.


William Bania `82 currently lives in El Macero, Calif. He works at Pratt and Whitney and is going back to school to get his Ph.d in Material Science. Lisa (Burger) Foster `84 is the proud mother of two Eagle Scouts, Timothy Foster `16 and Jonathan Foster `19. Mom earned the Girl Scout Gold Award in 1984. I Still See You, the film based on the novel “Break My Heart 1,000 Times” by Daniel Waters `87 was released in select theaters and on pay-on-demand outlets in October 2018. David McBride `87 was named the financial director for the City of New London.


Jason Mancini `90 was interviewed on Channel 8 News. He is the Executive Director at CT Humanities, specifically history stories built into curriculum and social studies standards in various grades. 56

Dr. Jim Mello `91, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Franciscan University of Steubenville, was a panelist at the closing plenary panel discussion at the annual meeting of the North East Association for Institutional Research, held in Pittsburgh, PA in November 2018. The panel, “Data-Informed Decision Making: Challenges, Strategies, and Lessons Learned,” addressed student success, internal and external policy making, and ethical considerations for decision makers in higher education. Jeff Blayman `94, a skate shop owner in Norwich, was the grand marshal for the Norwich St. Patrick`s Day Parade in 2019. Jackie (Leroy) Hernandez `97 joined the staff at Saint Bernard School in 2018 as the school nurse. Jackie has been a registered nurse for 19 years. Carolyn (Doyle) Mullin `98 is the Chief of Government Affairs & Public Relations at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. She was recently included in the de Beaumont Foundation`s 40 under 40 in Public Health which recognizes leaders in public health who are strengthening communities with new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions.


Trish (Tourjee) Stage `04 gave birth to twin daughters on December 11, 2018, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Pictured left to right: Raegan, 4 pounds, 15 ounces, was born at 9:36 a.m.; and Rylee, 4 pounds 12 ounces, was born at 9:37 a.m.

of a local photographer`s “Small City, GREAT Women” photo project, which celebrates the women of New London, CT, who are doing great things. Chelsea was profiled for founding the New London Youth Lacrosse program. William Griffin III, `11 graduated from Suffolk Law in May 2018 and passed the CT Bar exam.

Patricia Steinhagen `16, majoring in math at Emmanuel College in Boston, spoke to SBS students about her research, “The rate of evolution in structured populations”. At the end of last year, Patricia was selected for a research assistantship in which she and a team of students worked with a professor to publish a research paper.

Bobby Daly `12 recently visited St. Bernard School to speak to Mr. Leone`s Theology class about his time teaching in Uganda through the Peace Corp.

Emma Sternlof `09 was married to Michael Conlin, Jr., on March 30, 2019, in Saxapahaw, N.C.

Shannon Griffin `13 graduated from Rhode Island College in December 2017 with a BS in Elementary Education and a middle school endorsement in Mathematics. Ryan Terracciano and Talia (Coleman), both from the class of 2014, were married Sept. 15, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Jack Nassetta `16 was featured in The Day for a report he co-authored that details New London native getting traction with report he co-authored that details how “synthetic actors” on Twitter, presumed to be Russian, have sought to influence American public opinion on military strikes in Syria. David Galvez `17 plays the drums and timbales in his father`s band Grupo Tentacion. The group recently released a song called “Esa No Soy Yo”. Be sure to check them out on Facebook! David currently attends Eastern Connecticut State University, where he double majors in Music and Business.


Chelsea Phillips `10 was profiled as a “Great New London Woman” as part

Patrick Griffin `15 graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in Applied Kinesiology.


In Remembrance Alumni Joan Gardner `64 died Jan. 31, 2019. She was the sister of Joyce Gardner `70. John T. Bobinski `65 died Jan. 8, 2019. Joseph G. Kennedy `65 died Sept. 26, 2018. He was the brother of Kathleen “Kathy” (Kennedy) Umland `67. Joseph N. Fulton `66 died May 23, 2019. He was the brother of David Fulton `73.

Lori Bushor `73 died Sept. 14, 2018. She was the sister of Ronald Francis Lee `78. William “Bill” Piechowski `74 died Jan. 19, 2019. He was the husband of Lisa (Drago) Piechowski `74.

Michael P. Romano, Jr. `66 died April 3, 2019.

Michael Burgess `77 died April 26, 2019. He was the brother of Steven Burgess `75.

Edward C. Ryley `66 died Feb. 3, 2019. He was the brother of Dennis Ryley `71, Marian Rose Ryley `72, and the late William M. Ryley `69 and James Q. Ryley `62.

Joel Argarin `78 died March 8, 2019. He was the brother of Jose Argarin `79, Luis Argarin `81, John Argarin `83, Joan (Argarin) Ferraro `84, and Jocelyn Argarin `87.

Warren “Buddy” Buddington Chapman `68 died Oct. 30, 2018. He was the brother of Lynn (Chapman) Quigley `71 and Gail Chapman `71.

David P. Woodmansee `78 passed away on Sept.12, 2019, after a courageous battle against cancer. He was 58. Dave was a member of the Saint Bernard School Board of Directors and will be sorely missed. In addition to his wife Kristen, Dave is survived by his father, Donald, Sr. and his six younger brothers; Peter `80, Paul `81, Bart `83, John`84, Donald, Jr. `86 and Mark `89.

Theresa (Edgar) Goldsmith `69 died March 3, 2019. She was the sister of Daniel Edgar `71. Janet (Celmer) Heatley `69 died Jan. 25, 2019. She was the sister of Leslie (Celmer) Woz `67, Robert Celmer `74, and Ann (Celmer) Johnston `80. Mary Lou (Delaporta) Peck `69 died Sept. 2, 2018. She was the sister of Donna (Delaporta) Perry `67, Debbie Delaporta and Franny Sission. Peter Anderson `72 died recently after a battle with cancer. Stephen Massad Sr. `72 died Nov. 19, 2018. He was the father of Stephen L. Massad II `99; the brother of Andrea (Massad) Hall `78, Gregory Massad `84,


and the late Thomas J. Massad `74; and the uncle of Alexa Massad `14, Erica Massad `15, Matthew Massad, Olivia Massad `21 and Sophia Massad.

Barbara A. (Camillucci) Jakacky `81 died Aug. 30, 2018. She was the sister of Robert Camillucci `82. Darlene Teresa Fedus `86 died Feb. 24, 2019. Mary-Jo (Gleason) Jarry `97 died March 22, 2019. Alexandrea Hunt `98 died unexpectedly on Sept. 19, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass. She was the sister of Meg Hunt `01.

Zachary Thomas DiCioccio `10 died unexpectedly March 5, 2019. He was the son of Suzanne (Connell) DiCioccio `79. Zachariah Petersen `13 died Sept. 23, 2018. He was the son of Katherine (Kuzyk) Petersen `74, and the brother of Sarah Petersen `11, Daniel Petersen `10, and Nathan Lundstrom `01.

Family Angeline Allen died April 9, 2019. She was the mother of Ronald Allen `62, Donald Allen and Steven Allen. Hector Baillargeon died March 8, 2019. He was the father of Dennis Baillargeon `74 and Mary Ellen (Baillargeon) Lunt `73. Richard Barrows died Sept. 13, 2018. He was the father of Nancy (Barrows) Garwood `65, Richard “Gary” Barrows `68, and Janet (Barrows) Abt `71. Michele Bassett died Feb. 8, 2019. She was the mother of Juliana Bassett `10, Mary-Kate Bassett `12, and Kara Bassett `17. Michele previously volunteered as the coach for the Saint Bernard Middle School cross-country team. Gerard “Jerry” Bernier died June 20, 2019 after a short illness. He was the father of Julie (Bernier) Healey `89. Brody Bibeau, 18-month-old son of Stephanie (Dowd) Bibeau `01, died May 11, 2019. George Blatchford died Sept. 7, 2018. He was the father of Nancy (Blatchford) Suscella `68. Judith Ann Bromley died Oct. 28, 2018. She was the mother of Jodene Bromley `80 and Joseph Bromley `81.

David Burton, Sr. died May 11, 2019. He was the father of former St. Bernard teacher Rosemarie Garstka. Robert Chabot died March 10, 2019. He was the father of Maryann (Chabot) Lynch `77, Lori (Chabot) Lafayette `78, Albert Chabot `80, and Kristin Chabot `93. Joseph Chiappone died Feb. 17, 2019. He was the father of Kathy (Chiappone) Brooks `78, Barbara (Chiappone) O`Reilly `69 and Thomas Chiappone `72, and the late Bruce Chiappone `68. Olga Cirillo died Jan. 28, 2019. She was the mother of Vincent Cirillo `72. John M. Clifford died Sept. 23, 2018. He was the father of Heather Clifford `90. Mark Daniels died Oct. 6, 2018. He was the husband of Deborah Gaudet `75. Margaret DeLia died Sept. 10, 2018. She was the mother of Nicholas DeLia `76 and Frances (DeLia) Cooper `79. Rheta DeMartino died Jan. 19, 2019. She was the grandmother of Matthew Bailey and Scott Bailey `16. Lucille Feeney died April 23, 2019. She was the mother of Edward Feeney `70, Joan Feeney `78, and the late Gary Feeney `72. Raymond Joseph Fillion died April 28, 2019. He was the father of Michael Fillion `86. Patricia Hillyer died Sept. 28, 2018. She was the mother of David Hillyer `72, Michael Hillyer `73, Mary Hillyer `74, Margaret (Hillyer) Cabral `75, Stephen Hillyer `78, and Joseph Hillyer `80.

Edward G. Javor died March 15, 2019. He was the father of Kathleen Clark `75, Edward Javor `76 (and wife Ellen (Girotti) `78), Carol Turban `79, Amy Sebastian `81, and Ellen Javor `87; and the grandfather of Jon Turban `09, Mathew Turban `11, Molly Turban `15, Erin Turban `20, Eric Javor `06 and Elizabeth Clark `00. Philip Drew Lachance died suddenly May 31, 2019. He was the brother of Tracy Lachance `90. John Leone died Oct. 28, 2018. He was the father of SBS teacher Jim Leone and the grandfather of Marie (Leone) Londregan `08. Eileen Dougherty Lihota died Sept. 24, 2018. She was the mother of Jerry Lihota `66, Terrie (Lihota) Massad `74, Kathie (Lihota) Sutton `76, and Lisa (Lihota) Ripchick. Shirley Londregan died Jan. 3, 2019. She was the mother of Stephen Londregan `76, Mary Beth (Londregan) Zichelli `77, Timothy Londregan `79, Michael Londregan `82, and Christopher Londregan `85.

Cynthia E. Mello died Dec.14, 2018. She was the mother of Jim Mello `91 and mother-in-law to Denise (Chamberland) Mello `91. Dorothy Noga died Dec. 14, 2018. She was the mother of Cherly Noga `69 and Denise Swiatek `72. Gary Orefice died Sept. 23, 2018. He was the husband of Donna (Leverone) Orefice `60. Lora Ann Robarge died Jan. 11, 2019. She was the mother of Mark Robarge `70. Dr. Charles Robinson, Jr., died Nov. 18, 2018. He was the father of Alyce Robinson Dwyer `84, Timothy Robinson `82, Denise Robinson `80, and Charles Robinson `78. Anthony “Tony� Pero, Sr. died Jan. 28, 2019. He was the father of William Pero `78, Patrick Pero `80, Robert Pero `87, Judith (Pero) McAuliffe `76, and Colleen Pero. Susan Ann (Loring) Plunkett died March 14, 2019. She was the mother of Julia Plunkett `17.

Elizabeth Lutz died Sept. 9, 2018. She was the mother or Priscilla Lutz `67 and Elizabeth Lutz `66.

William Lyford Sawyer died Dec. 11, 2018. He was the uncle of the late Joshua Sawyer `99.

Amy Manwaring died Dec. 9, 2018, at home with her family. She was the mother of Chris Manwaring `00 and John Hull Manwaring `02.

Linda Schneider died Sept. 13, 2018. She was the mother of Bryan Schneider `94 and Bethany (Schneider) Lyons `97.

William McGowan died Nov. 26, 2018. He was the father of Erin (McGowan) Collins `80. Kathleen McGuire died Dec. 31, 2018. She was the mother of Barry McGuire `70, Mary Jo McGuire `72, Brian McGuire `77, Ann McGuire `79, Maureen McGuire `82.

Eileen Smyth died Jan. 20, 2019. She was the mother of Paul Smyth `79, Peter Smyth `71, Ann (Smyth) Grimes `73, Stephen Smyth `74, Elizabeth (Smyth) Harrington `76, Noreen (Smyth) Travis `78, and Shonah (Smyth) Drakos `80. Eileen volunteered her time at St. Bernard High School.


In Remembrance continued

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Society

Dolores Spellman died May 1, 2019. She was the mother of Susan (Spellman) Zeppieri `71 and mother-inlaw of Denis (Rolls) Spellman `84.

Thank you to all the generous alumni, parents, grandparents and friends for their generous support of The Fund for Saint Bernard.

Marceline St. Louis died Oct. 10, 2018. She was the mother of Stephen St. Louis `71, Michael St. Louis `72, Roland St. Louis `74, Ronald St. Louis `74, Susan St. Louis `77, Thomas St. Louis `81, Jennifer (St. Louis) Baroun `84, and Matthew St. Louis `90. Paul Tine died Feb. 17, 2019. He was the father of Dean Tine `76, Shaun Tine `81 and Colleen (Tine) Nieto `84, and the grandfather of Colton Tine `10. John F. Utz died Feb. 15, 2019. He was the father of Dr. John N. Utz `75, Peter D. Utz `77, and William J. Utz `81. Dorothy Zrenda died April 12, 2019. She was the mother of Ellen (Zrenda) Chandler `62, Stephen Zrenda, Jr. `63, Jerome Zrenda `65, Joanne Moore, Marian Landry, Joseph Zrenda and Laurie Zrenda.

Gifts listed at the following levels reflect contributions received between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Fr. Russell Boisvert Society $20,000 + James A. Greenleaf Jr. Memorial Scholarship Ray and Pauline Sullivan Foundation Theodore J. Ryken Society $10,000 - $19,999 Anonymous Headmaster’s Society $5,000 - $9,999 Catholic Mutual Group 1956 Society $1,956 - $4,999 Class of 1968 Mary Lynne `61 and Robert Chase

Friends Mary Kudej died Jan. 12, 2019. She worked as a librarian/media specialist at Saint Bernard High School and retired in 1982. Bill McKenna died Dec. 28, 2018. He was a former headmaster at Saint Bernard. Charles “Brad” Roberts died Jan. 23, 2019. He was the husband of Nancy (Stewart) Roberts who taught Spanish at SBHS for many years. Nancy S. Roberts died March 23, 2019. She taught Spanish at St. Bernard for 20 years.


St. Francis Xavier Society $1,000 - $1,955 James Belli `70 & Shelley McBride `85 Russell Calouro Iversen Family – Debbie Ware `70, Barbara Iversen `75 & Thomas Iversen `78 Raymond J. Koenig Jeffrey T. `89 and Jennifer Londregan John Lucey `80 Mark and Margaret Pitluck Kenneth Walkington, Jr. `66 Bishop Flanagan Circle $500 - $999 Class of 1969 Richard Arms III `90 Leo and Christina Chupaska

Paul J. ‘76 and Susan C. ‘77 Griffin Nadia `88 and Timothy McGourthy Rev. Mark D. O`Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Pollard `81 Fr. Ed Benedict Circle $250 - $499 Class of 1968 Tim `81 and Julie Austin Douglas W. Bartinik Linda and Daniel Burk George `79 and Sylvia Carver, III Cynthia A. Delucia `73 James A. `91 and Kristyn M. Dyer Thomas J. Fiore `83 William T., Jr., ‘81 and Ann Griffin Lorraine B. and Frank B. Kainz Ruth Kilburn Peter and Phyllis Knutson Donna ‘75 and James Leone Frank and Karen Matovic Peter P. Michalowski `87 Mary MacDougall `86 and Michael Murphy Jade and Nicole Nelson Gregory Sluggett Shane and Dana Williams Red & Grey Club $100 - $249 Jason Bitgood `79 Cindy Bolling (and Nora Mei) Michael and Tracy Burns Michael McKinley and Kathy Calnen Anna M. Deligeorges Marianne M. Downie `84 Christopher D. Ferace Joyce Ann Gardner `70 John Hall, III `84 Kim Hodges

Endowed Gifts Over the years, many have generously given to Saint Bernard School to ensure its future. Their gifts to special funds or for particular purposes have supported many students. Today`s students are the beneficiaries

Jo-Ann T. `93 and John P. Holmes Ann Marie Jakubielski William P. Keefe, MD Elinor B. Keil Ruth Kilburn Martin E. Lane `81 Kathleen McGowan Deirdre F. Moore `88 Wendy Pagel-Woznica Allen V. Polhemus Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Reed Robert W. Sheehan `63 Dr. George and Therese Sprecace Melissa Suprin `92 Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett Thomas M. Velazquez Saints $99 and under Anonymous Lillian Angelini Judy Barry Carolyn Bartick-Ericson `65 Jean L. Beard Josephine Cacciola Thomas Cleary Albert and Maureen Ellis Josephine A. Esposito Lori E. Frausini Vilma M. Frausini Ralph Johnston Mark and Joan (Austin) `77 Malchiodi Carla R. Mazzi Rachel Bartick McGourthy `60 Robert F. Mushinsky Jody Marie Nazarchyk Francesco Ragonese Milvia Sabbadini Ryan Spaulding `05 Charles and Sandra Whittingstall

Saints Athletics Appleby Plumbing Company Steven ‘90 and Shannon ‘91 Brenek Lisa Burger Foster `84 Patrick J. and Eleanor K L Day Gino and Lisa DeMaio Pete Freeman Timothy and Aracely Graul Paul J. `76 and Susan C. `77 Griffin William R. and Mallory Hannaford, Jr. Kimberly Hodges Patrick T. Keating Richard and Anna Lawton Preston Britner and Suzanne LaFleur Norman and Judith Laperle Keith and Heather `87 Lemire Paul and Patricia Keefe ‘68 Leroy Jeffrey T. `89 and Jennifer Londregan Karla A. Marcille `61 Gregory `84 and Kristin Massad Christine Mathews Polly Morell Mystic River Real Estate LLC Timothy J. O`Neill `87 Robert M. Pero `87 Kevin and Liz Power Joseph J. Purtill, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Regan Todd `81 and Beth Renehan Frederic S. Smith `64 Adam Sprecace `88 Mark E. Wagner `77 Skip Whittinger The Arts Anonymous Nathan and Patricia Belcher David B. Belval Lorraine B. and Frank B. Kainz Nancy M. Lowry Kevin and Liz Power Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Regan

Auxilia and Jeremiah Lowney Scholarship Monsignor Brown Scholarship Philip and Hazel Bushnell Deschenes Scholarship Fund Thomas H. Engelke `84 Memorial Scholarship James J. Hobin Memorial Scholarship Beatrice G. McEwen Scholarship Fund Therese P. Sprecace Memorial Scholarship Fund Maura Sprecace Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund St. Edmund`s Honor Scholarship Fund Vincenza G. Petrilli Memorial Scholarship Fund Francis “Bic” Rodowicz `93 Memorial Scholarship Fund Scholarships The following scholarships were set up by families or organizations to provide tuition assistance to students attending Saint Bernard School. Adam Tharp Memorial Scholarship Catholic Foundation The George and Mary Chandler Scholarship Diocese of Norwich Dorothy Planeta Scholarship Eric B. Evans Scholarship Margaret M. and Albert W. Iversen Memorial Scholarship James A. Greenleaf Jr. Scholarship John T. and Helen T. Mooney Scholarship Joshua J. Sawyer `99 Memorial Scholarship Knights of Columbus #1943 Knights of Columbus DBA Seaside Council 17 Lombardi Scholarship Margaret Twomey Reagan Scholarship Mary Riamondi Memorial Fund McGee Scholarship Our Lady of Lourdes Church Our Lady of Lourdes Guild Rev. Leo Sutula Scholarship Fund 61

Scholarships continued Sacred Heart School Scholarship St. Agnes Scholarship St. Edmund`s Honor Scholarship The Ray and Pauline Sullivan Foundation Therese P. Sprecace Memorial Scholarship Fund William F. Jr. and Flora L. O`Neil Scholarship Graduation Awards The following awards were presented to our graduating seniors at the Baccalaureate Mass & Awards Ceremony. Many of these awards are funded by alumni and are in memory of loved ones. American Red Cross Scholarship Ann & Alfred Wilber Scholarship Fund Anne M. Halloran Memorial Award Chelsea Groton Scholarship Class of 1967 - Father John T. Scully and Carol Kenyon Memorial Scholarship Damian O`Neil Scholarship Daughters of Isabella, Fr. Brennan Circle #582 Donald J. and Nellie M. Stefanski Scholarship Eugene Atwood Scholarship James A. Greenleaf Jr. Scholarship Joshua J. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship Knights of Columbus Patriotism Award Council 17 Louis F. Massad Scholarship Montville-Mohegan Pequot Lions Club Scholarship Octave “Dave� and Richard A. Belval Memorial Art Award Our Lady of Lourdes Guild Paul A. Wronowski Scholarship Preston Parks & Recreation Spirit Award Ray H. & Pauline Sullivan Foundation Scholarship Rita Mae Leone Scholarship Rotary Club of Montville Sharples Family Memorial Award Student Leadership Award Thomas J. Massad Scholarship William J. Snyder Memorial Award


Gifts Made In Memoriam Michele Marie (Cote) Bassett Preston Britner and Suzanne LaFleur Ann & Alfred Wilber David B. Belval Mr. and Mrs. Dennis B. Mooney Mark and Joan (Austin) `77 Malchiodi Donald & Nellie Stefanski Mary Anne`77 and Bill Stewart Rita Mae Leone Kevin S. Gray John Leone Lauren and Daniel Arpin Richard and Linda Barredo Michael A. and Maryellen C. Blanchard Barbara S. Boucher Lynell Branch James Caulkins Bernard and Karen Caulfield Mario Cazzoccie Wayland `63 and Donna `63 Currie Holly Cyr `85 Mr. and Mrs. Mike Doyle Ronan H. Lacey `64 and Patricia W. Hammond `62 Howard and Dorothy Lamphere Ruth Kilburn Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Leone Donald and Catherine Leone Karen and Brian MacCracken Mark and Joan (Austin) `77 Malchiodi Paul and Christina McBride Mr. and Mrs. Dennis B. Mooney Thomas and Martha Moretti Sheila .J Morgan Kathleen S. Pietraszewski

Marilyn T. Pozzo Joanne Reed Gregory and Monica Reynolds Anne D. Richmond Dennis J. Riley James E. Sawyer Billy and Theresa Stacey Jack and Karin Thompson Ann Marie Vasington Maureen A. Walker Joseph S. Yacinski `74 Mr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Yacinski Zachariah Petersen Joseph and Susan Amarello Margaret Banks David B. Belval D. Ben Benoit Robin Benoit Julia Blanchard Boehringer Ingelheim Pharm Inc. Michael P. and Susan K. Boland Boy Scouts of America Troop 75 Preston Emily Bramande Alyssa Brown Casey Buchholz Susan Buchholz Abram Doubleday Bush `12 Gill Chaturvedi Taylor Chaturvedi Chinigo, Leone & Maruzo LLP Susan L. Collins Sheila J. Curran Jane DeLisle Dianne K. Bartos Dobratz Zebulah Edgar Margaret A. Fallon Elizabeth Gaccione `13 Elyse Gilbert

Elaina Giordano Veronica A. Granger `74 William Harasyko Norman L. Herbert Heron Pond Elementary School Jeanne Herrick Katherine Herrick Dr. William Horgan & Mrs. Christine Horgan Mark and Laurie Jeffers Lorraine B. and Frank B. Kainz Devin Smith and Krista Karlson Grace Kirkpatrick `13 Elizabeth LaCroix Kenneth and Marilyn Schwartz Langer Charlotte A. and Kurt G. Larson Catherine LeMontangue Clara Leuze `11 Timothy A. `79 and Dawn (Waddington) `79 Londregan Deborah Loser Paul E. Lundstrom Gary and Anna Lussier Amy Lydon James and Gina `89 Massad Jackie and David McCaffery Barbara H. McConnell Cynthia C. McHugh Katherine McKernan Metz Culinary Management Angelo Mirabile Abby Miranda Jane Morgan Jennifer Mueller

Ann and Mark Oberg Dennis Palmer Emily Patten `13 Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Payne Grant Petersen James Petersen Katherine L. `74 and Jeffrey Petersen, RN Nicholas Petersen Mark and Margaret Pitluck Susan M. Rabbitt Karen and Matthew Reilly Karen C. Roman Richard and Marie Ryan Mary Sareault Steven M. and Martha E. Sareaut SBS National Art Honor Society Anthony Sciola Linda D. Sheridan Charles and Elizabeth Sibicky Laurie Sorder Karen V. and David L. Sprague Veena Sridhar Matthew V. St. Louis `90 Lori Thiel `74 Joyce A. Tiberi Janet and Greg Tormey Town of Griswold Ethics Commission Vine Enterprises, LLC Judy Walberg Edward White Nick White Jennifer and You Sung Sang Claudia Zatorski

Corporate & Matching Gifts Corporate matching gift programs are an incentive for donors to give. They are designed to encourage employees and retirees of a company to enhance their giving by gaining the company`s corporate match. These corporations and foundations have made gifts to Saint Bernard School by matching their employee donations and we are extremely grateful for the support. AIG Matching Grants Program Alliance Energy LLC AMGEN Foundation Matching Gifts Bank of America Matching Gifts Charter Oak Credit Union Dominion Foundation Matching Gifts Program Donnelly`s School Apparel IMA - Eastern CT Chapter M.J. Sauchuk Mohegan Tribe Music Feeding Music Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Women – New London District Norwich District of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program The GE Foundation Travelers Community Connections Match United Technologies Matching Gifts Program


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