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The Annual Report

St Joseph High School



From the President

William Fitzgerald, M.Div., Ph.D.

“May you live in interesting times,”

goes the ambiguous Chinese proverb. With the drums of the national election in the air, sabers rattling in the Mideast, and the economy jittery as a squirrel in a snowstorm, one can easily be unsure of one’s footing--unless you keep your eye on the horizon. And our horizon at St Joe’s is rising. Half way through our 50th anniversary, we begin to shift our attention from what was to what is yet to come. On Sunday, the 2nd of December, from 1:00 to 4:00p, we invite you all to the Blessing and Ribbon Cutting ceremony of the Robert & Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center. It is a must see. The center is a statement in concrete of our confidence in our future. The O’Keefe Center will change the way we teach, or more importantly, the way we learn. Presently, we are fully enrolled. At 835 students, every classroom is in use every hour of every day. Last year, 198 seniors won for themselves over $12,250,000 in renewable grants and scholarships to many of the finest universities around the country. We are currently improving our college preparatory programs to ensure our curriculum and teaching resources provide the best in academic instruction. This month, we begin a comprehensive long range planning process to ensure St Joseph High flourishes throughout the coming years. The process will consult with all the groups that make up the St Joe’s family through either focus groups or surveys. We hope, if called upon, you will participate. Meanwhile, we hope you will enjoy this edition of the Communiqué, which takes a look at the faces and traditions that are the bedrock of our confidence. Thanks to all who are making this particular year so special. pictured above: Dr Fitzgerald with 2012 graduates Sam Russell and Student Body President Matt Erdos. In the background, construction continues on the Robert & Maureen O’Keefe Center.

From the Principal Ken Mayo, M.A.R.S.

What happens next? “….Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how [strong] the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out ‘Lord, save me!’” Mt. 14, 29 – 30 We at St Joe’s are privileged. Privileged heirs of the rich tradition handed on to us. A tradition of faith, through which St Joe’s has sent an extraordinary number of young men on to serve the Catholics of Fairfield County as Diocesan priests, and many young women have dedicated their lives to serving God as professed Religious. A tradition of service, which has, and continues to inspire many of our students to far exceed the hours required for graduation. Annually, our students engage in tens of thousands of hours in active service to others, and I continue to be astounded by the generosity of our entire community towards those in special need. A tradition of athletic prowess and success, which has not only earned us state-wide, regional and national recognition, but has enabled all participants to learn valuable life lessons and skills. A tradition of academic rigor, which has provided our students with the foundation needed to thrive at the most competitive Colleges and Universities, and challenges every student to develop the skills they will need to adapt to whatever the future holds. We don’t know what will happen next, but I know our graduates will be well prepared to help shape the future, and willing to take on the responsibility. And so we steer purposefully into the unknown, confident that our tradition, rooted in our faith, will buoy us when we are buffeted by whatever winds await us. “Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’” Mt. 14, 31

pictured right: Mr Mayo caught in a busy moment at his desk.


The magazine of St Joseph High School: Autumn 2012 Edition

William Fitzgerald, M.Div, Ph.D President phone: 203.378.9378

Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89 Director of Alumni Affairs

fax: 203.375.0675

Jennifer Paige Deenihan Director of Communications

CONTENTS Exits & Entrances p4 Around Campus p6 Facilities Roundup p8 Alumni News p10 Annual Fund p12 Gala Roundup p13 Hollywood Called p16 Alumni Masses p17 Gifts p18 Annual Report p23

Final weeks of construction: Awaiting the arrival of the frontispiece Cross, the windows have been placed and secured in the new Robert & Maureen O’Keefe Center. On the cover: The Class of 2012 sign their names to one of the final beams to be secured in the Robert and Maureen O’Keefe Center. Cover photo compliments of Lisa Russell.

photos by: Lisa Russell, JP Deenihan, Liz Ryan, Vic Eng, Joseph Dzurenda, Robert and Peggy Marino St Joseph High School 2320 Huntington Tpke Trumbull, CT 06611

Exits... *Rebecca Karen Adler Hyunsuk Ahn Anthony Joseph Aitoro John Leonard Amoroso *Alexis Nicole Aria Brian Leonard Bacarella John Jeremiah Bennett Katherine Marie Bernatchez Darrin Joseph Besescheck Robert Mark Bezyk Brianna Layne Biebel Sean Christopher Blaine Marisa Patricia Boras Samuel James Bostick Ryan Henry Bresnan Craig Joseph Broccoli James Christopher Brogan Kelly Oakley Brooks Logan Benjamin Bruneau Joseph Michael Burns Sean Christian Burson Kristina Maria Cairo Ryan Patrick Caldwell Alex David Campanelli Margaret Emily Candler Carly Elizabeth Capasso Ashlee Loren Casertano *Catherine Anne Casey *Colby Pasha Cayton Anna Renee Champagne Yoona Choi Alysa Mimi Christo Kayla Ann Chuba Lawrence Michael Ciufo Elizabeth Therese Clyons Casey Nicole Cohen *Cassandra Rose Collins *Christopher Joseph Costa Tara Catherine Dawley Thomas James Debicella *Maxwell Albert DeBroff

Michael Vincent DeFelice Alicia Eve DeGeralomo Konrad David DeSilva Julie Catherine DoCarmo Mary Nell Donahue Alicia Donnelly Emily Marie Douglas Patrick Thomas Durkin Nicholas James Dyke Kevin Thomas Enright *Matthew Edward Erdos Christopher Joseph Farens *Monica Molina Felix John Douglas Ferguson Peter Christopher Fernandez *Taryn Alexandra Figmic Liam Traynor Fitzgerald Matthew Frank FitzGerald *Lauren Cathleen Frattaroli *Robert Harrison Freeman Ali Nicole Fuchs Jennifer De La Caridad Furino Brittany Elizabeth Gach *Daniel Robert Gallagher Matthew Driscoll Gaynor *Kayla Marie Giampaolo *Katelyn Noelle Gillick *Kelly Patricia Gorman Paul Michael Gorton *Michael Anthony Grasso Allison Maria Gribok Alexis Omar Guadalupe Victoria Mary Gurge *Alexa Cali Hallas Noelle Joy Hammond Brian William Heckler Jason Thomas Holcomb Patrick Michael Hopkins Charles Anthony Howell *Christopher William Huben Brian Patrick Hughes Courtney Nicole Iassogna Kayla Marie Iassogna John Michael Imbimbo Kevin David Izzo Xavier Kenneth Jackson John Michael Jarecki

We wish the graduates of the Class of 2012 the very best in their future endeavors. 4 communiquĂŠ 2012

James Edward Jennings Jonathan Enrico Jisonna Katherine Anastacia Johnson Ronald Arnold Johnson *Jessica Marie Jowdy Matthew Donald Julian Deborah Kang Michelle Claire Keklik Nicole Ketrin Keklik Emily Elizabeth Kelly Caroline Joy Kennedy WooSeong Kim Tyler Charles LaChioma Alexander Joseph Laliberte *Miriam Anne Lautenschlager Amanda Marie Lazaro Alec Michael Lessard *Edward Ahern Lockwood Julie Margaret Lodato Michael Joseph Lombardo Chloe Ann Loyola *Kathryn Erin Luchansky *Kaitlin Rose Mahar *Christine Anne Maier Marisa Markay Massaro *Amanda Rose Massedge Samantha Farrell Mawicke Bernard Charles McGorty William Clancy McGovern *Elisabeth Rose McIntosh Kate Montana McMahon Emmett David Mead *Mary Elizabeth Meier Jonathan James Mikolichick Paul Joseph Monks Brittley Elizabeth Montanaro Krystina-Marie Morgan Alexandra Garbriella Morgan Macauda Marcelle Elizabeth Morrisey Bryan Connor Munger Daniel Alejandro Murphy Edward Emmett Nilan Chantelle Nicole Nisbett Jennifer Ellen Novack Briana Nicole Oman *Carolyn Marie Onorato Arianna Marie Papaj Timajh Dyquan Parker-Rivera John Patrick Paul George John Pertesis *Anna Maria Poteraj

Brooke Rose Pstrag Melissa Marie Rafferty Chelsea Kathleen Rattigan Casey Ryne Rauser *Kelli Elizabeth Readey Christian Peter Ries Marissa Lynn Roballey Rachel Anna Robinson Antonio Charles Ronga Roger Trent Rousseau, Jr. Kayla Margaret Ruge Samuel Brian Russell Bo-Hyung Ryoo Zachary Alex Ryan JohnPaul Sakakini *Mara Carmella Santilli Victoria Dawn Schuchmann Alex Matthew Schumacher Christopher Michael Serra Edward James Sheehan Breana Janay Shepard Natascia Caterina Simone *Matthew James Simoneau Crisara Denise Smith *Taylor Noel Smith Anthony John Spiteri *Nancy Marie Stablein Corinne Nancy Stockmal Kathryn Anne Struzik Tara Lee Tallon Katelyn Leigh Tarini *Erica Alexa Teixeira Anthony Peter Testi Joshua Thomas Thornberg Spencer Peter Tripp Kelly Anne Upton Jonathan Vazquez Matthew Robert Vazzano Kevin James Veeley Holly Rita Velleca Erin Ashley Vimini Brittany Lynn Vizzo David Kyle Watton *Michelle Jean Williamson Patrick Joseph Woehrle Nicole Lora Yacobacci Harrison Eugene Yochum Henry Jerome Yochum Scott Harrison Zoba Jacob David Zimmerman Bold type denotes a child of an alumni An asterisk * denotes a member of the National Honor Society

We welcome the Class of 2016 to St Joseph High School Kathryn Adzima Patrick Agonito Dante Alberti Kasandra Almeyda Taylor Anderson Sarah Annesley Steven Arnone Tyler Augur Cassandra Aungst Margaret Baik Elizabeth Banquer Gabriel Barrett Anthony Bartholomew Kirk Beddoe Skylar Beirne Tim Beyer Jenna Bike Stephen Blade Lauren Blose Jessica Bortnick Allison Bourque Tessa Bridges Jake Brighindi Alec Brouillet Emily Buccigross Matthew Burke Noreen Butala Krysta Caltabiano Chrystal Campbell Natalie Candler Sarah Capela David Capela Jake Cartiglia Lillian Cassetti Patricia Castle Briana Castro Bethany Catlin Matthew Cenci Colleen Chagnon John Chaves Claire Condron Christine Crosby Tavis Daluz Cates Briana DaSilva Shane DaSilva-Novotny Bryan Davis Samuel DeAngelis Evan DeBenedetto Cecelia DeBroff Brendan Derleth Christian DeSilva Tricia Diaz Kevin Diaz Nicholas DiCairano Timothy Dineen Nicholas DiSabella Cillian Donahue

Ellie Dudzinski Joshua Dyke Ashley Ebanks Curtis Eller Tyler English Kevin Finn Charles Fisher James FitzGerald Siobhan FitzGerald Jaudens Florian Meghen Foss Kaylee Fuentes Jack Ganser Jason Garland Joseph Gasparrini Myles Gee Brittney Geils Matthew Giambazi Jenna Giampaolo Alexander Giannico Michael Giannotta William Gilbert Daniel Gillick Madeline Gloade Maxwell Gorlick Michael Gotch Marissa Grasso Evan Guadagno Vian Guevara-Cragwell Juliann Gurge Jenelle Gutierrez Joo Hyung (Leo) Ha Samantha Haack Tierney Hall Jacob Harper Jada Harris Shannon Healey Courtney Holden Jake Hopkins Morgan Horbal

Erika Horvath Nicole Huben Craig Hubert Connor Hurley Dana Immerso Monica Janny Takenya Jenkins Dylan Johnson Michael Jones Anna Jones Jacqueline Jozefick Anthony Julian Brittany Kelley Liam Kells Richard Kelly John Kennedy Simran Khatri Bo Hyun Kim Samuel Kirk Alexander Kirk Nicole Kirven Christopher Klabonski Kara Kochiss Ashley Kovac Emma LaBash Jay Laone Samantha Lello Anthony Leonardi Leah Lewis Colton Lillemoe Josh Losonci Stephen Lovello Jasmine Loyola Spencer Lucas Lindsay Lucifora Joseph Lucy IV Alexi Lugo Kaitlin Macri Eric Maggi Thomas Magnusson Alexander Main Nicholas Maltese Rachel Markoya Joseph Martino James Mas

McKenna Mase Ryan Matto Jakob Maurer Meghan McCart Casey McDonald Allison McKenna Tiernan McKeown Matthew McKernan Graysen McKinney Margaret McNeil Ixia Mejias William Mercier Carly Michalka Jacob Mikucki James Money Patrick Morrisey Mary Kate Morton Emma Mussatto Trent Nayve Cassidy Nemec John Nolan Jarod Norris Henry Ohlin Kelly O’Malley Justin Ott Robyn Pelletier Frank Perez Elias Pinero Samantha Platz Matthew Potvin Christopher Prutting Christina Psaras William Quigley Colleen Rauser James Reilly Matthew Reis Erica Rodrigues Connor Rodriguez Madeline Ronga Ralph Rotondo Brandon Rua Samantha Rudini Brendan Rush Phoebe Russell Cameron Ryan

Courtney Salinsky Matthew Salinsky Sara Santo Kara Saranich Michael Saymon Liam Seperack Erdong Shang Carly Sikorski Peter Silano Joseph Silvestro Jake Smith Andrew Smith Kristin Soltis Nikolas Stauber Michael Sudora Michael Sulik Christina Sylvester Edward Szalan Jose Tabora Joseph Tantimonaco Jr. Patrick Thompson Nicole Todd Kathryn Tomasko Kevin Trefz Christian Trefz Carter Trembley Susan Vazzano Jason Viglione Lina Vivo Savannah Wade Kaiyla Warren Abigail Weber Timothy Welch Nicole Williams Morgan Wilson Samantha Woods Candace Wright Katherine Wyckoff Dean Yaworowski Joseph Zanchetti, Jr. Nicholas Zannis There are 41 children of alumni in the Class of 2016!

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Around Campus From Athletics

Jim Olayos, Head of Athletics

The year 2011-2012 was another Championship year for St Joseph High School Athletics. Basketball was victorious in the Class LL championship with a 62-54 victory over Hillhouse High School. The boys basketball back-to-back championship was Coach Vito Montelli’s eleventh state championship. This championship was bittersweet as Coach Montelli announced his retirement from coaching after 50 years of a legendary career. With nine State championships in four years and the prospects of further success this year, St Joseph Athletics continues to be a beacon of excellence in the State. As this year promises to be another exciting year, we hope you can visit the campus to enjoy an event sometime soon. Congratulatory Notes: Joe Izzo, awarded CHSCA Coach of the Year Vito Montelli, awarded CT Post Coach of the Year Jeff Babineau, awarded FCIAC Coach of the Year

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From the Office of College and Guidance Counseling

Kristina Vaios, Counselor

The College and Counseling Services Department is excited to announce their new Director Karrie Sullivan. Karrie comes to St Joseph High School with an extensive background in admissions counseling. Since before school started, the office has been filled with students and their families eager to meet with their counselor to begin the college application process. With regular visits from colleges and universities from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions, we are averaging 3 to 4 college visits per day, with several students in attendance at each session. These visits give students the opportunity to meet with the college representative who will be reading their application and be able to ask any questions regarding the school. While in the Office of College and Counseling Services there is a strong emphasis on college, we still complete a comprehensive school counseling curriculum where we meet with all students and work with them on Naviance Family Connection as well as meet with students individually to attend to their personal needs. Our counselors: Ann Branca, Jack Nogueira, Kristina Vaios, Karrie Sullivan, Megan Baird the Director of the College Bound Enrichment Program, and Kathleen Seperack, our social worker, look forward to working with you and your students!

From Admissions Peg Marino ‘71, Director of Admissions

The Admissions Office is at it again, visiting partner schools in Trumbull, Shelton, Stratford, and Bridgeport, Milford and Monroe and attending High School Fairs at night in Bridgeport, Newtown, Norwalk, and Milford. Our Director of Admissions, a faculty or staff member, and three student ambassadors go on each visit to speak about the benefits of a St Joseph education. Our Ambassadors are by far the best representatives for our school and do a great job of showcasing all that is excellent in education at St Joe’s. Parents also help spread the message through word of mouth with friends, families, and co-workers. At Back to School Night, 75 outdoor signs advertising Open House were picked up by parents. You can already see our signs in Trumbull, Milford, Fairfield, Shelton and Stratford, and as far afield as Oxford.

From Campus Ministry

Recruitment efforts don’t stop with these visits. Advertising is done through print (newspapers and parish bulletins), posters, and radio (ads running on WEBE/WICC, WSHU and WCUM) as well. Much advertising is done through social media as well. The online application process was reviewed at the end of last year and revisions have been made and implemented. The Academic Center is nearly completed and faculty and students alike are enthusiastic about this addition to the campus and the educational benefits it will offer to all of our constituents. The front of the building has been transformed and is absolutely beautiful. Students and faculty alike are eager to start using the new facilities which will enhance instruction for years to come It’s an exciting 50th year at St Joe’s, and a great time to be part of the St Joseph Community. Visit our newly improved campus, and experience what sets St Joseph apart from other schools.

Father Mike Novajosky ‘01, Spiritual Director

Faith is dynamic, always looking back to the our Lord’s Death and Resurrection, while also peering ahead toward a better existence on Earth and an eternal dwelling in Heaven. In 2012-2013, St Joseph High School looks back at fifty years as a community of faith, while also looking forward as change and transformation abounds. Last year I made weekly visits to my Alma Mater to begin to establish a presence in the community. The small presence has transformed to a new role as Spiritual Director this year, as Fr Chris Samele moves to active parish ministry. Together with Sr Gaby, Director of Campus Ministry, I plan to foster the Catholic faith among the school community. The school continues its tradition of service but this year begins a new approach and understanding of that mission, as a familiar face, Ms Melissa Stunkel, becomes the new Coordinator of Student Service. The campus has undergone a physical transformation with the addition of a new Academic Center. Part of the renovation includes a splendid new entrance to the Alumni Chapel that provides a deserving prominence to this sacred space. The new doors to the Chapel will encourage a visit inside but also will allow others to see the foundation, cause and reason for our community’s faith and service at St Joseph High School as students and faculty gather to worship at Holy Mass, receive grace and forgiveness in Reconciliation and simply praise our Lord in Adoration. It was during my Senior year at St Joe’s that I first truly considered a calling to the priesthood. As the whole Church examines Her faith during this Year of Faith and desires to spread the Gospel anew, the new doors of the Alumni Chapel will invite the students to a contemplation of their calling as Christians and challenge them to respond with lives of faith.

Father Mike Novajosky, SJ 2001 alum & current SJ Chaplain with former SJ chaplains Fr Chris Samele and Fr Peter Lynch at the Baccalaureate Mass 2012.

pictured above: St Joseph High School Ambassadors get a sneak peak of the Robert & Maureen O’Keefe center during their training day.

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Around campus

“It’s an exciting 50th year at St Joe’s, and a great time to be part of the St Joseph Community.”

From mud hole to blue stone

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Without this picture spread in hand, only Facilities Director Joseph Dzurenda ‘80 could explain the myriad of conduits of gas, water, and electricity bustling along under the peaceful beauty of the new Marian courtyard between the Kenney Library and the new Robert and Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center. When we pushed those gilded shovels into the front lawn two Junes ago, few if any imagined the outcome.

As each aspect of the project was examined,

we are going to build a library, let’s make it a fully

imaginations awakened. “If we need to bring electrical

functional learning center, with instructional rooms,

in, why not reset the amperage for the future

seminar rooms, work rooms, and conference room.”

campus?” “If we need a basement, why not build a fully equipped lecture & performance hall?” “If we

We invite you on Sunday 2 December 2012 at 1:00

are redoing the lobby, why not bring the Chapel into

to the blessing and ribbon cutting of the new Robert

prominence?” “If we are going to build a new library,

and Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center. At 50, the

let’s connect and renovate the Kenney Library.” “If

imagination of the St Joseph Community sparkles.

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Update your information on the alumni tab of or send news in to pictured right: Dan Henry ‘73, Marlyn Henry ‘71, Cindy Salce Niedermeier ‘71, and David Hoha ‘71








David Miller ‘67 is currently a Sales Representative at Stevens Ford


On June 29, 2012, John Kubik ‘74 took early retirement from Sikorsky Aircraft United Technologies Corporation after over 34 years in the Finance Department. During that time he was Plan Accountant for facilities in Alabama & Texas along with controllership responsibilities for the Field Service Operations. John gave his hand in marriage to his oldest daughter Margaret on July 7, 2012 and is now looking forward to opening a new chapter in his work life.


Robert McCarthy ‘81 has settled in Westford, MA after living overseas in Germany from 1984-1988 and Australia from 1994-1996. Married with triplets +1!! Gregory Laput ‘83, retired US Navy Commander. Currently working at ACADEMI, formerly known as Blackwater International. Dana DeTullio Bauro ‘83 recently launched her clay keepsakes & gifts website In addition to her clay business she is a children’s photographer Dana and her husband Michael reside in Trumbull with their three children.


Class of ‘92 had an informal reunion this past September. It was a great turnout and everyone had a wonderful evening reconnecting--and they even raised $250, which the class plans to present to a student in need currently attending St Joe’s. (We would like to thank the Class of 1992 for their generosity!--Editor) Jacqueline DeBrizzi Causa ‘93 notified the Alumni Office that she is Director of Membership Marketing at LifeMedMedia. Jacqueline is marrried to JR Causa who is currently a NYPD officer and they are the proud parents of Caryse 8, Tristan 6 and Troy 7 months. Contratulations to Mike Walsh ‘96 on his engagement to Kristin Lee. Wedding date is set for April 27, 2013 in North Carolina, God bless!!


Elizabeth Marcari ‘01 received this year her PhD in Experimental and Molecular Medicine. Her PhD Thesis Title: “Pharmacologic Induction of Human Fetal Hemoglobin Through Activation of the NRF2 Antioxidant Response Signaling Pathway” and she received The John W Strobehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research. This pictured above, right: Elizabeth Marcari ‘01 receiving The John W award is given annually to the graduating Stroebehn Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research. PhD candidate who best exemplifies those qualities of a scientific scholar. A scientific scholar is an individual who possesses the personal qualities of intellectual curiosity, dedication, and commitment to the pursuit of new scientific knowledge and to teaching, as well as a sense of social responsibility to the research community. Elizabeth will be pursuing her Post Doctorate Work at Harvard Medical School. Dr Douglas Haigh ‘04 is an optometrist practicing in Quincy, MA at the Nielsen Eye Center.

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Christopher Pia ‘05 is a Financial Services Professional with New York Life Insurance Company. He is a Licensed Agent, joining them upon graduation from Quinnipiac University. Chris has also just become President of Stratford Rotary Club and was also elected to the Quinnipiac University Alumni Board of Governors. Andrew Pia ‘07 has just completed his Master’s Degree in Accounting, from Syracuse University with honors and has begun his career with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Stamford, CT as a Corporate Tax Associate. Stephanie DaMota ‘09 has been studying law enforcement administration at the University of New Haven, CT. Currently a senior, Stephanie is an intern with MADD (mothers against drunk driving) as a court monitor/victim services specialist. This October Stephanie not only hosted the “Walk like MADD” 5k, she was responsible for her very own team. “Walk like MADD” is dedicated to not only raise awareness about driving under the influence, but to raise money for victims as well. James Campbell ‘09 was the 12th round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers, after helping lead Stony Brook University on a magical run to the 2012 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, NE. He signed with the Dodgers after the CWS was over and began his professional baseball career with the Ogden Raptors (Ogden, UT) in the Pioneer League, a Rookie League affiliate of the Dodgers. He was promoted in early August to the Class A Great Lakes Loons (Midland, MI) of the Midwest League. For his career, he has appeared in 12 games, made two starts, and owns a win-loss record of 0-1. He has thrown 18.2 innings pitched and has a 3.86 ERA with 18 strikeouts. Campbell was 11-3 in his St Joseph baseball career and served as a team captain in 2009 for former SJ head coach Bob Studley. Shannon Broderick ‘10 is involved with an annual Frisbee Fest fundraiser to benefit victims of domestic abuse. All donations go to the Domestic Violence Shelter of Greater New Haven. Last year they raised $28,000 thanks to the generosity of many! Ordination of Alumni Congratulations and God Bless to John Connaughton ‘94, Matthew Krankall ‘04 and Krzysztof Kuczynski ‘06 to the Sacred Order of Diaconate on June 23, 2012, at St Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, CT.







Congratulations to Matthew & Kristen Bruno Bedell ‘00 on the birth of their first child Mason James on March 14, 2012! Congratulations to Christopher & Amanda Eisenbeis Krenke ‘04 on the birth of their first child April 4, 2012, Christopher Wilmer Krenke. Congratulations to Jay Quinlan ‘91 and his wife Jessica on the birth of their baby girl Olivia Ann born May 22, 2012 at 3:42am and was 7lbs 2 oz 19.5 inches. Congratulations to Peter ‘00 & Megan Tammany ‘01 Baird on the birth of “Lex”; Alexandra Caroline Baird. Born 10:03am on May 27, 2012; 6lbs 14oz and 19.5 inches. Congratulations to Victor (VJ) Eng ‘96 and his wife Eileen on the birth of their first child. Ethan Patrick Eng was born on May 28, 2012 in London, England and weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces. Proud family members are Grandparents Vic Eng, Faculty, and Patricia Gallagher Eng ‘66, Uncle Xavier Egurbide ‘93, Aunt Melissa Eng Egurbide ‘94 and Uncle Timothy Eng ‘01. Marie Finan Wall ‘00 was married to Douglas Wall on June 9, 2012 at The Basilica Church of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton, New York. The reception was held at their parent’s home in Southampton. Marie and Douglas are currently living and working in New York City.


Max ‘96 & Krista Thorne ‘97 Gomez welcome their newest addition, Liliana Marie born 6lb 10oz, 21 inches on August 16, 2012. Liliana joins her proud brothers Max and Elliot.

Pictured above, right: Marie Finan Wall ‘00 and husband Douglas Wall Pictured above, from left to right: Troy Causa, Mason James Bedell, Olivia Ann Quinlan, Alexandra Caroline Baird, Ethan Patrick Eng, and Liliana Marie Gomez with brothers Max & Eliot

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St Joe’s is competitive

St Joe’s is high achieving

50 years has made a difference for 8,000 alumni. Today’s students are waiting for you to make the next difference. St Joe’s is life changing

St Joe’s is believing

Make the future happen. Support the SJ Fund.

St Joe’s is life choices

St Joseph Fund Giving Levels President’s Cabinet:

$ 5,000 or more

St Joseph Circle:

$ 2,500 or more

Patron Club:

$ 1,000 or more

Maroon & Gold Club:


500 or more



250 or more


Gifts up to $249

1962 Club: $19.62 from new SJ Graduates within the last five years

St Joe’s is self-discovery

Ways to Give to the St Joseph Fund: • Online: visit our website at • One time gift with cash, check or debit/credit card • Pledge payments with a schedule set by you • Transfer of appreciated securities or assets • Honorary, memorial and anonymous giving options.

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Privilege & Responsibility, As We Choose So We Become.

These are the words that have stayed with me during my 20 year plus affiliation with St Joe’s. It has been a Privilege to grow up with St Joe’s and even more so to send my children here. As we embark on our 50th year, as we become the next 50, I encourage you to join us in the journey. We were able to kick-off the 50th anniversary celebrations with a weekend of events. Thank you to a very fine committee of friends that made the weekend possible. Due to the dedication of our Gala Co-Chairs Rosemary Pagliaroli Collins ‘76, P ‘05, ‘12 and Trish Trefz P ‘13, ‘15, ‘16, ‘16, our many sponsors and 500 guests at the Greenwich Hyatt on June 16, 2012 they raised nearly $150,000 for the Robert and Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center. Our school has never seen an event like that evening and we are truly grateful to Trish, Rose and their committee. I look forward to seeing you all again this 50th Anniversary Year! Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89 Director of Alumni Affairs

Row 1: Gala Co-Chairs Rosemary Pagliaroli Collins ‘76 & Trish Trefz with daughters Cassie ‘12 & Theresa ‘13 Row 2, left to right: Event Design Chairs Pamella Pride & Beth Santa ‘75; Mrs Susan Fitzgerald with SJ President Dr William Fitzgerald; Event Title Sponsors Mr Robert & Mrs Maureen O’Keefe Row 3, left to right: Mrs Nancy & Mr Pat Lapera; John & Mary O’Keefe Butala ‘78 with their daughters Caitlin ‘10 and Noreen ‘16

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Our most sincere thanks go to the members of the Gala committee, for their tireless dedication to St Joseph High School:

50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday June 16, 2012 at Hyatt Regency Greenwich, Old Greenwich

Gala Co-Chairs Rosemary Pagliaroli Collins ‘76, P ‘05 ‘12 Patricia Trefz P ‘13, ‘15, ‘16, ‘16 Archives/Museum Chairs: Susan Fatse ‘78 and Joy Kelly P ‘09, ‘12 Auction, Write ups, Set Up, Packaging & Close-Out Chair: Jamie Hernaez P ‘15, ‘15, ‘16 Lauren Abriola P ‘13 Linda Harrigton P ‘14 Robert Clark P ‘15 Gina Orticelli Tracey Lynn Ivanovich Picarazzi ‘82, P ‘15 Erin Candler P ‘12 ‘16 Ann Walsh P ‘15 Caitlin Collins ‘05 Mary Jane Sadler, P ‘98, ‘01, ‘07 Linda Batten, P ‘10, ‘13, SJ Chief Financial Officer Lori Gorman P ‘10, ‘12, ‘14 Auction Program & Commemorative Book Layout & Design Editor: JP Deenihan P ‘13, ‘15, SJ Director of Communications Cadets: Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89, P ‘15, SJ Director of Alumni Affairs Lorraine Wilson P ‘08, ‘10, ‘14 Ann Walsh P ‘15 Maureen Anderson, P ‘95, ‘04, SJ Director of Student Activities Centerpieces: Chair: Tracey Picarazzi ‘82, P ‘15 Pamella Pride, Epicure of Design Brenda Bellows P ‘07, ‘11 Sharon Madore P ‘15 Event Design Chair: Beth Santa ‘75, Nest of Southport Diane Chuba, P ‘12 Pamella Pride, Epicure of Design Brenda Bellows P ‘07, ‘11 Sharon Madore P ‘15 Cynthia Richter, SJ Faculty Homeroom Challenge Chair: Nadine Civitella, P ‘09, ‘10, ‘14 Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89, P ‘15, SJ Director of Alumni Affairs Winning Homeroom: Mr Brunner, Homeroom 206

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Row 1: Mr Brian & Mrs Brenda Bellows; Coach Vito Montelli & Ken Martin ‘95 Row 2: Cadets Gino Palumbo ‘13, Andrew Walsh ‘15, Jacob Zimmer ‘15, Aaron Krasznai ‘15 Row 3: Retired faculty members Rita & George Green; current faculty members Lisa Voll, Paul Brunner ‘05 & Nancy Dennin Row 4: Event Presenting Sponsors Mr Ernest & Mrs Joan Trefz with their granddaughter Theresa ‘13; Guido Picarazzi, Christine McBride & Ross Bacarella ‘80

Many more photos of the Gala weekend are available online: visit our media gallery at We would like to thank our generous Sponsors of the 50th Anniversary Gala Weekend. Please do support our 50th Anniversary Sponsors on the alumni tab of our website: Thank you!

50th Anniversary Golf Outing

Friday June 15, 2012 at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, Fairfield Chairman Al Paolozzi ‘87

Invitations Pamella Pride, Epicure of Design Beth Santa ‘75, Nest of Southport Raffle Co-Chairs Tracie Rigione P ‘15, Janet McHugh P ‘11, ‘14 Parent Communication Liz Ryan, P ‘12 Signage Chair: Diane Chuba P ‘12 Pamella Pride, Epicure of Design Beth Santa ‘75 Sharon Madore P ‘15 Sponsorships and Advertisement Katherine Gschwind P ‘14 Mary Butala ‘78, P‘16 Jodi Irwin P ‘11, ‘14 Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89, P ‘15, SJ Director of Alumni Affairs

50th Anniversary Celebration Mass Sunday June 17, 2012, St Joseph High School Campus, Rev Msgr Richard J Shea, Homilist Mrs Maureen Anderson & Fr Chris Samele Co-Chairs

Cadet Design: Bobby Abriola ‘13 Kiersten Lynch ‘12, Kerry Meehan ‘13, Eric Kim ‘14 Cynthia Richter, SJ Faculty Cadets: Class of 2012: Alexis Aria, Brian Bacarella, Kayla Chuba, Cassie Collins, Patrick Hopkins, Matthew Julian, Emily Kelly, Alec Lessard, Marcelle Morrisey, Zachary Ryan, Mara Santilli, Matt Simoneau Class of 2013: Mollie Battista, Taylor Begley, Elena Deenihan, Xiomara Galeano, Maggie Grasso, Sasha Kawakami, Gino Palumbo, Shannon Saranich, Theresa Trefz Class of 2014 Patrick Donegan, John Paul Gschwind, Cole Irwin, Max Kawakami, Matthew Malfettone, Brendan McGannon, Sally McHugh, Sophia Ronga, Jessica Wilson

Row 1, left to right: Matt Adzima, Tim Morrissey ‘74, Patrick Morrissey ‘85, Teri Morrissey ‘75; Bill Gaffney ‘71, Lenny Duford ‘73, Rick Spiegel ‘71, Bob Zitnay ‘71, Kevin Morey ‘70, Don Dunford ‘71 Row 2, left to right: Chris Catapane ‘83, Bob Marini ‘83, Bob Caldwell ‘83, Patrick Donegan ‘83; Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89, Liz Ryan, Angelica Abelson Row 3, left to right: Eric Silva ‘08, Matt Manoni ‘04, Deacon Krzysztof Kuczynski ‘06 and Fr Mike Novajosky ‘01; Monsignor Richard J Shea; Betsy Nilan ‘09, Sam Russell ‘12, Mary Nilan ‘10, Matt Erdos ‘12, Joe Erdos ‘11 and ( front) Ed Nilan ‘12 Row 4, left to right: Sister Thaddeus Rajca, Sue Tomey and Sr Teresa Henry, CSJ; Patty Gallagher ‘66, Sheila Wade ‘67, Sr Kathleen Kelly ‘67, Sister Marc Marie SSND, Peggy Millard Weiler ‘69, Althea Millard ‘68, Barbara Mercer Panek ‘69; John Corraro ‘11, Brittany Batten ‘10 & Linda Batten P ‘10 & ‘13

Class of 2015 Patrick Battista, Will Clark, Kaye Deenihan, Joseph Dzurenda, Emily Fernschild, Tara Francis, Andrea Galeano, William Gallagher, Jade Gutierrez, Jana Gutierrez, Lauren Hensley Aaron Krasznai, Rachel Madore, Bridget Monks, JT Murray, Andrew Walsh, Jake Zimmer 15 communiqué 2012

Hollywood Called... And we answered!

by Kaity O’Keefe ‘07

I was so pleased to join my family in celebrating my alma mater at the St Joseph High School 50th Anniversary Gala this past June. I felt right at home as I passed under the maroon and gold arches and greeted so many familiar faces. A smile and laugh from Mr Eng, a joke from Doc and a hug from Mrs Marino – yes, exactly how I remembered St Joe’s. The hard work and dedication from the Gala committee was apparent and I was sure that I was in for a splendid evening. But just as I had left St Joe’s in 2007, gifted with much more than my freshman self had expected, I left the gala that evening the winner of a treasure that was beyond my wildest dreams. One of my favorite television series is the Showtime hit, Weeds. My delight at seeing the ‘Hollywood is Calling’ auction prize and its description is inexpressible... but I’ll try. I laughed, I cried, I jumped up and down, I excitedly implied to Mom, Dad, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and anybody else who was in the vicinity how this was sure to be my big break. Of course, the walk-on role and its promise of celebrity had to be won first. After a very tense back-and-forth during the live auction, there was more laughing, more crying and jumping up and down – and I was the extremely fortunate recipient of this priceless prize. Mom and I flew out to LA a few weeks later. The morning after our arrival we were chauffeured to set by none other than Kevin Nealon ‘71, himself – the first of a seemingly endless list of extra perks gifted to us. Everybody greeted us warmly, we were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Universal lot and an amazing breakfast with Kevin and the crew. We ended up spending the whole day on set (helloooooo craft services table) and everybody we met could not have been nicer. When the time came for my actual walk-on I became a bit nervous but was cheered on by all the new friends I had made. Finally, the time came to bid our adieus and our good friend Kevin dropped us back off at the hotel replete with swag from the set – Day One had been a huge success. Day Two began with a morning of touristy traipsing around Hollywood before it was time for Mom and I to go visit Jay Leno and his guests on the Tonight Show, Dana Carvey and Nicki Minaj. We were welcomed to the green room to relax before being shown to our prime seats. After a hilarious and wild 90-minute taping, we were called back to the green room to meet Jay and take a few photos. Exhilarated, yet exhausted, we made our way back to the hotel to recap over a fantastic finale dinner. Mom’s favorite part of the trip was hanging out with her new best friend, Kevin, and chatting it up with the producers and director of Weeds; my favorite part was absorbing all the back end and hard work that goes into creating the glitz and glam you see on television. Dad often reminds me that the St Joe’s motto, Privilege and Responsibility, is more than just words – it’s a reminder of how you should live your life. After my time at St Joe’s, the words do resonate more than just their literal definitions within me. Privilege and Responsibility invokes a feeling of do-good, camaraderie and going above and beyond what is expected to help out others or just make their days a little bit brighter. I am so privileged to have attended St Joe’s, to have met the people who have shaped my life and to have embarked upon the wonderful series of events that ultimately allowed me to go on this unforgettable experience. The privileges I have been granted command responsibility – to share my good fortune and give back. Our motto will be a lifelong guide for me and I will be eternally grateful for all things St Joe’s. My sincerest thank you to the Gala Committee, my St Joe’s family, Kevin Nealon and especially my parents – for both my Hollywood experience and my St Joe’s experience. Pictured above, right: Karen O’Keefe, Kevin Nealon ‘71 and Kaity O’Keefe ‘07 pose on the set of Weeds. Top left: Karen trying to extricate herself from mob boss, Don Corleone, known also as Marlon Brando. Bottom Left: Kaity hitting the lineup for being a drama queen. ‘Hollywood is Calling’ certainly was a weekend to remember! 16 communiqué 2012 2011

Prayers of the faithful Mass is typically scheduled for 8:30 am Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays during the school year, provided school is in session (Holy Days excluded) in the Alumni Chapel on campus. On half-days of school, Mass is scheduled at 8:15 am. All alumni and friends of St Joseph High School are welcome. If you are planning to attend mass, it is recommended calling the school in advance to verify the time. Contact Fr Mike Novajosky, School Chaplain at 203.378-9378 (ext. 312) for more information. In Memoriam Priscilla Scanlon, mother of Karen Mastrianni ‘76, John ‘80, Robert ‘81and his wife Sharon ‘82, Kevin ’83, Theresa Adcox ‘86 and Kim Wells ‘87. Grandmother to Michelle ‘10 and Bobby ‘15 Scanlon. Frida Koch, mother to Elvira Cadrin, current staff member, grandmother to Lynn Meady ‘00, Joseph ‘02 and Robert ‘06 Cadrin. Bertha Johnson, mother to Dr Carol Abrams ’71 and grandmother to Christen Abrams Chamberland ’99. Andrew Grabowski, father-in-law to Doris Jaconette Grabowski ’69 and Corey Paternoster ’88. Grandfather to Michael ’05 and Teressa ’08 Grabowski, Edward Figueroa ’00 and Brittany Cavalli ’03. Great grandfather to Gino Palumbo ‘13. Paul Iwanowski, father to Claire Iwanowski ‘06. Janet Defonce, mother to Nancy Lapera & husband Patrick, Chair to Advisory Board of Directors, Grandmother to Patricia ’05 & Anne ’08 Lapera, Michael ’08 & Kathryn ’04 Egan. David Buzgo ‘72 Marianna Fahey requested by alumni parent Mary Gomez. Carol Ghione, mother of Nancy Ghione Anderson ‘89. Rose Riccio Gleason, aunt to Joseph Riccio ’97, requested by Mary Gomez, alumni parent. Sr Anne Marie Dorff, past principal St Catherine of Siena School. Edward Witkowski ‘71 Ron Wicke, husband to Anne Bodnar Wicke ’76 and father to Brian ’05 and Erica ’08. Brother-in-law to Lynne Bodnar Wade ’70 and her late husband David Wade ’69. Uncle to Scott ’93, Kristy ’96 and Jennifer ’00 Wade. James Wright, father to Donna Marie Wright Migdal ’85 and Colleen Wright ‘87. John Krzyzek Jr, father to Jaclyn Krzyzek ‘97. Adolfo Joseph Tomaselli, father to past co-presidents of Parent Association Bob & Anita Satti; Grandfather to Rob ’04, Chris ’07 and Maura ‘09. Jennifer Coyne St John ‘89 Nicole Breton Donnachie ’67, sister to Richard Breton ’66, Pierre Breton ‘71 and Therese Breton McFarland ‘79. Karen Dunford Reilly ’75, mother of Brian Reilly ’13, brother to Bob Dunford ’74, aunt to Bobby ’98 and Jim ’99 Dunford.

Annual masses Sr Catherine Fanning SSND, former Vice Principal. Msgr Bartholomew Laurello, founding Principal. Anthony Latella, father to Teri Czarnecki, current staff member. Michael Thomas Jr, benefactor, parent of Michael S Thomas ’82, grandparent Christopher ’00 and Nicole Ferris ‘03. Eileen Wyka, former faculty; mother of Megan ’04 and Brian ’06 Wyka. Bertha & George Johnston, father to Carol Abrams ’71, grandparents to Christen Abrams Chamberland ‘99. Mike Burke ’93, sister to Lori Burke ’90. Unfortunately due to our Chapel construction we were unable to host daily mass in September. We continue to keep in our prayers deceased members in our community. Ed Pollack, father to Bryan ’08: thank you for all you have done for SJ, off season activities with teams and coordinating players for lacrosse and soccer. Joan “Dollie” Miller Brelsford, RN ‘77 Lisa Rose D’Aiuto Wierzbicki ’80; sister in law to Teresa Wierzbicki Roehrich ’71, nieces Carla ’00, Victoria ’08 and nephew Carl ‘98. Brian Casey, father to Meghan and Catherine ‘12. Joseph Quigley, grandfather to Aiden ’14, Jared ’14 and William ‘16. William Mulligan Sr, grandfather of Patrick 11 and Ryan ‘13. Beatrice Nucera, mother to Faith Nucera Sprow ’79, Beatrice Anne Nucera ’81, Joseph David Nucera ’81, Katherine Mary Nucera ’82, Elizabeth Anne Cennamo ’84 and David Philip Nucera ‘85. Salvatore Orticelli Sr, father to David J Orticelli ‘80. James Farrell Jr ’83, husband to Rosann Madar Farrell ’82, son to the late Dot Farrell former faculty, brother to Jennifer Farrell Volturno ’80, uncle to Stephanie Volturno ‘07. Mary Etta Martin, husband to Charles P Martin, mother to Chuck ’72, Tim ’76, Pat ’80, Michael ’84, Cathleen Martin Prespentt ’71, Maureen Martin Riggsbee ’74. Annette Conte Gaffney, mother to William H Gaffney III ‘71. Kay Falango, grandmother to Cara Falango Brook ‘88. Ann Gallick, mother in law to James Dzurenda ‘84. Robert Baker, father in law to Richard Sobieraj ‘86. Emily O’Connell, grandmother to Brian Beloin ’89 and Colleen Beloin Farrell ‘92. Peternelly Speer, grandmother to Jessica Speer-Holmes ’91 and Daniel ’93 & Lee Ann ’93 Speer. Many friends have found comfort during times of bereavement by requesting that donations be made to St Joseph High school in lieu of flowers. Donations made in memory of a loved one can be a very meaningful way of insuring that the goodness of the deceased person will live on through the students of St Joseph High School. Please include in the obituary: “Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to St Joseph High School Scholarship Fund, 2320 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611.” We will acknowledge all gifts to the donors and upon request, will provide special memorial envelopes to the funeral home for donor use. Call Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89, Director of Alumni for more information at 203.378.9378 ext 325 or email

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t Joseph High School is blessed to have generous benefactors and we are thankful for their gifts during our 2011-12 St Joseph Fund Campaign. We offer the following pages to acknowledge your support. Our 2012-13 Campaign has kicked-off and is off to a great start. We pray you will once again make a gift to St Joe’s so we can continue the mission for our current and future generations of students. We are truly grateful for your continued generosity. To make an online donation, please visit or call our Advancement office at 203-378-9378.

President’s Cabinet Membership recognizes contributions of $10,000 and over

Patron Club Membership recognizes contributions of $1,000 to $2,499

Mr & Mrs Ross Bacarella Mr & Mrs James Chacho Mr & Mrs Whitney Cook Mr & Mrs John DeHart Diocese of Bridgeport Green Family Foundation Mr & Mrs John Gschwind Mr & Mrs Declan Kelly Mr & Mrs Daniel Leary Mr & Mrs Jonathan Maldon Mr & Mrs Patrick O’Keefe Mr & Mrs Robert O’Keefe O’Keefe Controls Surf Metal Co, Inc The Huntington Foundation The William H Pitt Foundation, Inc Rev & Mrs Patrick Toole Mr & Mrs ChristianTrefz Mr & Mrs Christopher E Wilson

Mr Robert Barlow Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Mr & Mrs Christopher Brogan Mr & Mrs Michael Burson Mr & Mrs John Butala Mr & Mrs Arthur A Condron III Mr & Mrs Kevin Conlisk Mr & Mrs Richard J Dalling, Sr Mr N Joseph DeTullio Mr & Mrs Norman DeTullio Ms Nancy DiNardo Mr & Mrs James DiPietro Mr & Mrs Kevin Duerr Dr & Mrs Joseph Erdos Dr & Mrs William Fitzgerald Mr Kenneth A Graham Mr & Mrs Wesley Harrington Mr & Mrs John S MacDonald Mr & Mrs John Marino Ms Amy McAndrews Mr & Mrs Martin J McAndrews Mr & Mrs Thomas McHugh Mr & Mrs Angelo Melisi Mr & Mrs Anthony Minopoli New York Life Foundation Mr Joseph A Pagliaro Jr Mr & Mrs David Robertson Mr Dominic Roca & Dr Karen Santucci Rotair Industries Mr & Mrs Raymond Sadler Mr & Mrs Antoinette Shaw Dr Kevin Taylor United Technologies Mr & Mrs John F Verespy Mr & Mrs James Whiting Mr & Mrs Martin Zimmer

St Joseph the Worker Membership recognizes contributions of $5,000 to $9,999 Mr & Mrs Alan Aria GE Foundation Mr & Mrs Fred Gore Mr & Mrs John Malfettone Mrs Virginia McClinch Mr & Mrs Joseph C Purcell Mr Stephen & Dr Maureen Sharnick The McIntosh Foundation

St Joseph’s Circle Membership recognizes contributions of $2,500 to $4,999 Mr & Mrs Brian Bellows Mr & Mrs Russell Colon Colonial Coatings Corp Connecticut Business Systems, LLC Mr & Mrs Mitchell Danaher First Data Mr & Mrs Edward Gavin Mr & Mrs Jaye Irwin Atty & Mrs Patrick Lapera Mr & Mrs Francis T McGettigan Mr & Mrs Michael Miles Mr & Mrs Gary Petitti Venman & Co, LLC Mr & Mrs Joseph A Verrilli Mr & Mrs James Woods 18 communiqué 2012

Maroon and Gold Club Membership recognizes contributions of $500 to $999 Mr & Mrs Andrew M Amalfitano Mr Michael T Amalfitano, Sr Bigelow, Inc Mr & Mrs Patrick Brand Catamount Marketing, LLC Colgate-Palmolive Atty & Mrs Kevin Collins Mr & Mrs Enrico R Costantini Mr Christopher DelMonico Mr & Mrs Patrick Donegan Mr & Mrs Robert J Dunford Mr & Mrs Joseph Errico

Mr & Mrs J Brian Fatse Mr & Mrs Michael Festa Ms Barbara A Gabianelli Mr & Mrs Hugh Gallagher Mr & Mrs Michael Gnibus Mr Kenneth C Griebell Mr & Mrs Gary Hare Mr Paul Hickey Fr Henry Hoffman Mr & Mrs Amor Kloppers Dr Monica & Mr Bud Lockwood Mr & Mrs John Luczaj Capt & Mrs Brian Luther Mr & Mrs Pasquale Manzione Mr Jason Marino Mr & Mrs Joseph Martino Mr & Mrs Kenneth A Mayo McGivney Community Center Mrs Angelo Memoli Mr & Mrs Stephen Moore Mr Daniel Nash Mr Kevin Nealon & Ms Susan Yeagley Pitney Bowes Inc Mr William Rooney SJHS Class of 2013 SJHS Class of 2015 Mr & Mrs Richard J Shea, Jr Mr Michael S Thomas Mr Todd & Dr Teressa Uterstaedt Mr & Mrs John Vazzano Mr & Mrs Robert L Zitnay

Cadets Membership recognizes contributions of $250 to $499 Dr Zosimo & Dr Pepita Adefuin Mr & Mrs Matthew Adzima Ms Michelle Armstrong B & G Piping Co, Inc Mr & Mrs Kevin Babis Mrs Laurie Baik Mr & Mrs Ernest Benedetto Mrs Dorothy E Kozak Bowler Mr and Mrs Antonio Capela Dr Lisa Carroll Mrs Amy T Carroll Benabid & Mr Assaad Benabid Ms Deborah J Coba Mr & Mrs Lionel DeSilva Mr & Mrs E DiMaria Mr & Mrs Erik Donohue Dr & Mrs Philip Falcone Mr & Mrs William J Fessler Mr & Mrs David Fitzgerald Mrs Eleanor O Garvey Mrs Gail Gay Mr & Mrs Robert Guere Mrs Patricia Hayman Mrs Mary Therese Helfrich Mr David W Hoha Mr & Mrs Robert Hurley Mr Ralph Imbimbo Mr & Mrs Charles Krafnick Mr & Mrs Robert J Lesko Dr Kimberly A Lucey & Mr James Schoenadel Mr & Mrs Vincent Luzietti Mr Vincent S Luzietti Ms Barbara Zito Madden Ms Sara M Marchese Mr & Mrs Chris Martin Mr & Mrs James Mas Mr & Mrs Michael McGarry Mr & Mrs Gerald Mohr Mr & Mrs Mark Molnar Mr & Mrs Sean Hart Mr & Mrs Michael Nealy Mr & Mrs Bryan Neumann Mr & Mrs Michael Pappagallo

Pappagallo Family Foundation Mr & Mrs John Parisi Mr & Mrs Rick Piccirillo Prudential Mr and Mrs Paul Richter Mr & Mrs Raymond Rizio Mr & Mrs James Rotondo SJHS Class of 2012 Mr & Mrs C Robert Satti, Jr Mr & Mrs Robert Scanlon Mr & Mrs Andrew Seperack Mrs Jennifer Shabahang Mr Mark Smith & Ms Sheila Ozalis Dr & Mrs James F Spiegel St Joseph High School Student Council Mr & Mrs EJ Sweeney Mr Christopher Thielke Mr & Mrs Rod Tomey Travelers Community Connections Mr & Mrs Scott D Wade Mr & Mrs Charles J Wilson, Jr Mr & Mrs Gerald Wyckoff Mr Thomas Wynne Jr

Friends Membership recognizes contributions up to $249 Mrs Kathleen K Abbott Mrs Carol Johnston Abrams ACE INA Foundation Mr & Mrs Alberto Acevedo Mr Christopher Adamo Mr & Mrs Anthony Aitoro Mr David Alagno Mr & Mrs Dominic Alagno Mr & Mrs Joseph Aldo Mr & Mrs Paul Ambrogio Ms Jenny R Ames Mr & Mrs Philip Angellis Mr David Ansonoff Mrs Marjorie Tether Arendt Armando’s Painting Mr & Mrs John Arsenault Mrs Laura Augusztin Ms Megan L Axtell Mr & Mrs Kevin Aylward Mrs Patricia Badowski Mr & Mrs Anthony Baiad Mr & Mrs Peter Baird Mr & Mrs Paul H Baker Mr & Mrs Rod Balanis Mr & Mrs John Balducci Mr & Mrs Raymond G Baldwin Jr Mr Thomas Baldyga Mr & Mrs Henry Banville Mr Brian T Barker Mrs Marilyn Barker Mrs Kathy Barkocy Mr & Mrs Michael Barwinski Mr & Mrs Peter Bashar Mr & Mrs Harold Bassett Mr Matthew J Battaglia Mr & Mrs John Batten Dr Joshua Baum DMD MS Mr & Mrs Gregory J Beardsworth Mr & Mrs Walter Beddoe The Belenchia Family Bender Plumbing Supplies of New Haven Inc Mr & Mrs Trevor Benyon Berkeley Exteriors Inc Mr & Mrs Marc Bernatchez Mr & Mrs Timothy Berry Mr & Mrs John Bigley Mrs Marcia J Bilodeau Mrs K Lee Bishop Mr & Mrs Breen Blaine Mr & Mrs Steve Blanchette Mr & Mrs Michael Bonomo Mr & Mrs A Bossio

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Mr & Mrs Richard Gentile Mrs Anna E Gerald Mr & Mrs Nicholas Gill Mrs Ann Marie Gillick Mr & Mrs Timothy Gilmore Mr & Mrs James Glynn Mr & Mrs Armando Goncalves Dr Francis Goodman Mrs Mary Goodwin Mr & Mrs James Gorel Mr Dean Gorton Mr & Mrs Jay J Gowel Mr Kenneth G Grabowski Mr & Mrs Albert Grasso Mr Patrick J Grealy Mr & Mrs Ray Gredder Mr & Mrs Wesley Gregory Mr & Mrs John Gribok Mr & Mrs John D Guman, Jr Mr & Mrs Mark Gurevitz Gusto Restaurant Mr & Mrs Peter Gwiazdowski Mrs Arlene Gydus Mrs Nancy E Haack Hair By Pam Ms Susan J Halpin Mrs Ann Hamlin Mr & Mrs Steven Hammel Mr & Mrs Robert Hargrove Mr & Mrs John J Harry Mr & Mrs Amir Hashemi Mrs Kathy Hart-Jones Mr & Mrs Michael Hawkins Mr & Mrs Michael Hayes Mrs Kathy McCarthy Haze Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Helgren Ms Michele Haffner Hendricks Dr & Mrs Celestino Heres Dr & Mrs Felix Hernandez Jr Mr & Mrs Ron Herrick Mr & Mrs Donald O Hickey Mr & Mrs William A Higgins High Country Marine Mr & Mrs Greg Hilinski Ms Kathleen L Hiten Mr & Mrs Vincent P Holcomb Mr Colin Horahan Mrs Lorrie A Horbal Mr & Mrs Blair Horne Mr & Mrs Joseph Huffman Mr & Mrs Daniel Hurd Mrs Pamela M Hutchinson Mr & Mrs Enzo Ianni Mr & Mrs Thomas J Igoe Mrs Tracy Immerso Ms Ritone Ivaska Mr John Jacob Mr Brian Janik Dr Laura Janik Mr & Mrs Robert Janik Ms Jennifer M Jennings John Jarecki PT Services LLC Mr & Mrs Arlen Johnson Mrs Marilyn Johnston Ms Marie Jowdy Ms Anna M Joyce Mr & Mrs Christopher Joyce Mr & Mrs Frank Jozefick Mr & Mrs Donald Julian Mrs Anastasia Kapetaneas Mr Peter T Kapitancek Mr Nicholas D Kapoor Thomas Kearney Mr & Mrs Thomas Keenan Mrs Laura Magner Keitel Ms Karen Keklik Mr & Mrs Sean Kelley Mr & Mrs Daniel Kelly Sr Kathleen M Kelly RSM Dr Kathy Kennedy

Mr & Mrs Ivan Kiefer Mr & Mrs Joseph Kiefer Mr & Mrs F Richard King Ms Angela M Kingren Mr & Mrs Michael D Kirven Mr & Mrs Gary Knauf Mr & Mrs Andrew Kolesk Mr & Mrs Gary Komoroski Mr & Mrs Richard Kosturko Mrs Mary Ellen Kovacs Mr & Mrs Edward Kozlowski Mr & Mrs Charles Krasznai Mr & Mrs Zoltan Krasznai Mr & Mrs James Kurtz Mr Louis A Laccavole Ms Alyssa LaFrenierre Mr & Mrs Richard LaFrenierre Ms Michelle T Laslett Mr & Mrs Joseph Laveneziana Mr & Mrs William Lavery Mr & Mrs Eugene Lavin Ms Anna M Lecardo Mr & Mrs Michael C Lello Mrs & Mr Diane Lemanski Mr & Mrs Andrew Lemont Mr & Mrs Pasquale Leo Mr & Mrs Angelo Dragotta Mr & Mrs Michael Lofaro Mr Michael R Longo Mr & Mrs James Love Mr & Mrs Phil Love Mrs Francesca Love Lacerenza Mr David Lucas Mr & Mrs Robert Lucash Mr & Mrs James E Luchansky Mr & Mrs Joseph Lucy Mr & Mrs David Luft Mr Gary J Lynch Mr & Mrs John Lynch Mrs Regis Madden Mr & Mrs Mark Madore Mr & Mrs Angelo Magliocco Ms Tanya Mahan Ms Denise Mahoney Ms Charlotte B Maier Mr & Mrs Sid Maietto Mr & Mrs Stephen M Mais Mrs Nicole A Majka Ms Anne Marie Mangialaschi Mr & Mrs Gregory Marcantonio Mr & Mrs Edmund Marcarelli Mrs Gail Marcello Mr & Mrs Michael Marchese Ms Stephanie Marcucio Mr & Mrs Leonard M Marella Ms Maura Marin Mr & Mrs Johnny Marini Ms Elizabeth C Marino Dr & Mrs Robert Marino Mr James V Marzik Mrs RoseMary Massedge Mr & Mrs Frank Masso Mr & Mrs Frank J Masso Mr & Mrs Dennis Maurao Mr & Mrs Robert Mazzeo Mr & Mrs Edward McCreery Mrs Mary Pat McCullough Ms Kathleen A McDonald Mr & Mrs Christopher C McKenna Ms Caitlin M McNamara Mr & Mrs David McNeil Mr & Mrs George Meagher Mr & Mrs Ken Meehan Mr & Mrs William Meier Mrs Linda Mennillo Microsoft Mr & Mrs Paul Mihalov Mr & Mrs Dennis Miko Ms Althea E Millard Ms Ellen M Miller 2012 communiqué 19

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Mr Brian M Botti Ms Alison Boyce Jennifer Boyce, DMD Mrs Nilda L Ramos-Boyle Mr & Mrs Christopher Braddick Mr & Mrs Robert P Bradley Ms &rea Brennan Bridgeport Monroe Pediatric Group Ms Eileen H Broderick Mrs Karen L Brown Mr & Mrs William Browne Ms Valerie Bruneau Mrs Ann Buchanan Mr & Mrs James J Bundock Mrs Georgia Bushman Ms Jessica R Busk Ms Caitlin M Butala Mr & Mrs Michael Cady Mrs Cynthia Clemens Mr Michael Camerato Mrs Amanda Love Campbell Mr & Mrs Gerard M Campbell Mr & Mrs Bob Candler Mr & Mrs Leonard Capozzi Mr & Mrs Frank J Cappiello Ms Eileen M Carey Mr Kevin Carey Mr & Mrs Rafael Carmelo Ms Barbara J Carriero Mr & Mrs Steven Carriero Dr & Mrs Robert A Caserta Mrs Jomarie Cesario Mrs Anne Buccino Chagnon Mr & Mrs Michael J Charland Mr & Mrs Angelo Chaves Mr & Mrs Gary Chuba Mr & Mrs Frank Cilurzo Mr & Mrs Peter Cisek Mr & Mrs Mario Ciufo Atty Robert Clark Classic Oriental Rugs & Home Mr & Mrs Tom Clyons Mr & Mrs Scott Cochran Ms Margaret M Cohen Mr & Mrs Robert Colandro Mr Adam Collicelli Ms Caitlin P Collins Mr & Mrs Michael R Collins Mr & Mrs Thomas Collins Mr & Mrs Robert Colucci Ms Tara E Conine Mr & Mrs Bradley Conlan Mr & Mrs John Connaughton Mr & Mrs David Conrad Ms Erika Conradt Mr & Mrs Russell L Constantine Contractors Unlimited, Inc Mr & Mrs William Cordes Mrs Dawn Corica Mr John R Corraro Mr Aldo Corsi Mr & Mrs Joseph G Costa Mr & Mrs Jeffrey B Craw Mr & Mrs Richard Cremin Mr & Mrs Vincent Crisco Mr & Mrs David Crosby Mr & Mrs Peter Curry Mr & Mrs Leo Czajkowski Mr & Mrs Stephen D’Agostino Dr & Mrs Joseph D’Ascanio Mr Joseph Dagraca Mr & Mrs Christopher Daigle Mr & Mrs Gary Daniels Mr & Mrs Leon P Daniels Ms Maureen Davis Mr & Mrs Stephen Davis Mr & Mrs Thomas Debicella Dr & Mrs Brian DeBroff Mrs Bridget DeCorte Mr & Mrs Jefferey Decoteau

Mr James J Misencik Ms Jaime Mitchell Ms Jessica C Mitchell Mr & Mrs Michael Montecalvo Ms Theresa A Montelli Mr & Mrs Robert E Moran Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Mr & Mrs Gregg Morin Mr & Mrs Patrick Morrissey Mr & Mrs James A Morrissey Mr Terry A Morrissey Mr & Mrs Steve Morrow Mr Roger Moscova Ms Karen K Mossop Mr & Mrs Joseph Mulligan Municipio De Colon En El Exilio Mr Patrick Murphy Mr & Mrs J T Murray Mrs Lori Musante Mr & Mrs Angelo A Napolitano Mrs Donna M Nayden Mr & Mrs Mark Nelson Mr & Mrs Ivan Nelson Mrs Barbara Nerreau New England Kitchen Design Center, Inc Mrs Cindy S Niedermeier Ms Elizabeth Nilan Mr & Mrs Gregory Nilan Ms Mary Nilan Mr & Mrs Jeffrey Noccioli Mr & Mrs Robert Noeldechen Dr & Mrs Thomas Noonan Notre Dame High School Nuveen Investments Mr & Mrs Frank J O’Brien Mr & Mrs Charles O’Donnell Ms Mary Alice O’Donnell Mr & Mrs Geoffrey O’Neill Mrs Cheryl Ochoa Ms Wanda Ocinaldi Mr & Mrs Richard Olsavsky Mr Daniel Onofrio Mr & Mrs Kevin Onorato Mr S Tony Pagano Mr & Mrs Paul Palange Ms Adriana Palella Mrs Deborah Searles Palmer Ms Doreen M Palonis Mr & Mrs Anthony Palumbo Mr & Mrs Michael Panek Mr Sam Paoletta Mr & Mrs Christopher Parchinski Mr & Mrs Richard Parenzan Mr Bryan Parker Mr & Mrs Gordon C Parker Mr & Mrs Gary Parsons Mr & Mrs T Paternoster Mr & Mrs Luigi Perelli Mr & Mrs F Perez Mr & Mrs Michael Perrotti Mr Bruce Perry Ms Jane H Peters Mr & Mrs Ronald Petrillo Ms Judith Petrillo Mr & Mrs William Petroccio Mr & Mrs John Pezzullo Mr James Pezzullo Mr Christopher J Pia Mr & Mrs Gary Pia Mr & Mrs John Piatak Mr & Mrs Guido Picarazzi Jr Ms Vanessa M Piccuillo Ms Kate Pifko Mr & Mrs Joseph Pifko Mr & Mrs Christopher Pinto Mr & Mrs Antonio Pires Mr & Mrs Joseph F Pisani Mr & Mrs Imre Pleszko Mr Michael J Plucker Mrs Laurie A Polizzo 20 communiqué 2012

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Mrs Carol Tammany Mr & Mrs Pasquale J Tatta Mrs Kristen A Tayag Mr & Mrs Antonio Tedeschi Mrs Cathleen Mahoney Teskey Mr Loren Testani Mr & Mrs Carmen Testi Mr & Mrs Gary Teto Mr & Mrs Tarik Thacker Mrs Kathryn M Thomas Mr & Mrs Robert Tierney Mr & Mrs Ryan Tobin Mr & Mrs Joseph Tobin Mrs Christine L Toeplitz Mr & Mrs Richard D Tortora Mr & Mrs Jack S Toth Mr & Mrs Michael Trafecante Mr & Mrs Jeffrey W Tuccio Mr & Mrs David Turner Mr Anthony Tylutki Mr & Mrs John Vazquez Mr & Mrs Chris Vazzano Mr & Mrs Jim Veeley Mr & Mrs Gustavo Velez Mr & Mrs Neil Velleca Mr & Mrs Greg Vetter Mr Peter Vimini & Sharon Vimini Mr & Mrs Perry Vincenzi Mr & Mrs George Vivo Mr & Mrs Eric Vogel Mr & Mrs Daniel Volturno Mrs Lynn Wade Mr Ronald O Wager Mr & Mrs Michael R Wallace Mr & Mrs Daniel Walsh Mrs Cynthia Walus Ward Insurance Network LLC Ms Amy G Warren Ms Michelle L Souza Mr & Mrs Joseph Weber Mr & Mrs T Weldon Ms Caitlin S Wilson Mr & Mrs Charles Wilson Mrs Helen Witalis Mr & Mrs Christopher Wolfe Women Involved in Newtown Mr & Mrs Richard Wood wwwrecruitingdailycom Ms Charlene Yacovelli Mr & Mrs Paul Yacovello Ms Irene Zalewski Dr Richard Zangrillo Mr & Mrs John Zaprzalka Mrs Debbie Zaveruha Mr & Mrs Tadeusz Zimnoch Ms Lauren Zitnay Mr & Mrs Craig Zysk

Giving by Decade 1960s Giving

Mrs Kathleen Kuehn Abbott ‘69 Mrs Cathy Zimmermann Angellis ‘68 Mr John Arsenault ‘67 Mr Raymond Baldwin ‘66 Mrs Susan Mizak Beardsworth ‘69 Mrs Anne Buccino Chagnon ‘66 Mr Michael Charland ‘66 Mrs Anne Zikaras DeMuro ‘66 Ms Nancy DiNardo ‘67 Mrs Gail Nemergut Filipelli ‘68 Mr Philip Flynn ‘67 Mrs Maureen Moran Forgette ‘68 Mrs Barbara Walcek Fraraccio ‘67 Mrs Margaret Gallagher Fry ‘68 Ms Barbara Gabianelli ‘68 Mr Timothy Gaieski ‘66 Mrs Eleanor Owens Garvey ‘67 Dr Francis Goodman ‘69 Mr Kenneth Graham ‘66 Mr Patrick Grealy ‘69

Mr John Harry ‘66 Ms Kathleen Knapp Hiten ‘68 Mrs Marilyn Martinedes Johnston ‘67 Sr Kathleen Kelly ‘67 Mr Andrew Kolesk ‘69 Mr Louis Laccavole ‘67 Mrs Patricia Tremallo Lucash ‘66 Mr Gary Lynch ‘68 Ms Barbara Zito Madden ‘67 Ms Althea Millard ‘68 Mr James Misencik ‘66 Ms Mary Alice O’Donnell ‘68 Mrs Deborah Searles Palmer ‘66 Mrs Barbara Mercer Panek ‘69 Mrs Barbara Ondecko Pezzullo ‘66 Mr Joseph Pisani ‘68 Mrs Sandra Wood Rogers ‘66 Mr William Rooney ‘67 Mrs Marilyn Mariconda Salerno ‘66 Mrs Patricia Mojcher Sidlovsky ‘67 Mr Edward Skowronski ‘66 Mrs Judith Auger Tatta ‘67 Mrs Sharon Chisnall Tobin ‘69 Mr John Verespy ‘66 Mrs Patricia Severson Wager ‘67 Mrs Cynthia Stempel Walus ‘66 Mrs Debbie Simons Zaveruha ‘67

1970s Giving

Dr Carol Johnston Abrams ‘71 Mr Andrew Amalfitano ‘72 Mr Michael Amalfitano ‘78 Ms Michelle Renaud Armstrong ‘75 Mrs Pam Gallagher Arsenault ‘71 Mr Kevin Aylward ‘72 Mrs Patricia Bundra Badowski ‘70 Mrs Jane Luchansky Balducci ‘73 Mrs Kathy Abbott Barkocy ‘74 Mrs Paula Padula Bassett ‘71 Mrs Marcia Rowley Bilodeau ‘79 Mrs Dorothy Kozak Bowler ‘74 Ms Eileen Rafferty Broderick ‘79 Mr William Browne ‘70 Mrs Mary O’Keefe Butala ‘78 Mrs Susan Mancini Cady ‘72 Mrs Cynthia Gallo Callan ‘76 Mr Michael Camerato ‘77 Dr Lisa Carroll ‘75 Mrs Amy Carroll Benabid ‘79 Mrs Rosemarie Skawinski Chaves ‘74 Ms Deborah Coba ‘72 Mrs Jo Ann Miller Colandro ‘75 Mrs Rosemary Pagliaroli Collins ‘76 Mr Carmen Corica ‘71 Mr Jeffrey Craw ‘75 Mr Leon Daniels ‘73 Mrs Susan Mester Dickson ‘71 Mrs Rhea Love Doran ‘72 Mr Robert Dunford ‘74 Mr Richard Ezyk ‘70 Mr Francis Falanga ‘73 Mrs Susan Stauder Fatse ‘78 Mr Edward Fenton ‘72 Mrs Mary Beth O’Brien Fessler ‘77 Mrs Melinda Brennan Finaly ‘78 Ms Barbara Fisher ‘70 Mr John Fitzgerald ‘75 Mrs Susan Costanzo Fracker ‘79 Mr Hugh Gallagher ‘75 Mr William Gargano ‘73 Mr Nicholas Gill ‘73 Mrs Mary Murphy Goodwin ‘75 Mrs Christine Inzerra Gurevitz ‘72 Mrs Deborah Martel Gwiazdowski ‘71 Dr Felix Hernandez ‘72 Mr David Hoha ‘71 Mrs Pamela Kundrat Hutchinson ‘73 Mr Thomas Igoe ‘70 Ms Ritone Ivaska ‘78 Mr John Jacob ‘76 Mrs Eileen Lavin Keenan ‘72 Mr Thomas Keenan ‘72

Dr Kathy Kennedy ‘74 Mr Gary Knauf ‘73 Mrs Deborah Battaglia Komoroski ‘73 Mr James Kurtz ‘79 Mr Pasquale Leo ‘70 Mr Robert Lesko ‘79 Mr Michael Longo ‘76 Mrs Francesca Love Lacerenza ‘74 Mr David Lucas ‘71 Dr Kimberly Lucey ‘76 Mr James Luchansky ‘75 Mr Joseph Lucy ‘78 Mrs Regis Shea Madden ‘70 Ms Denise Kerwin Mahoney ‘71 Mr Sid Maietto ‘74 Ms Anne Marie Mangialaschi ‘72 Mrs Margaret Kuhar Marino ‘71 Mr James Marzik ‘74 Mr James Mas ‘76 Mrs Mary Pat Morrissey McCullough ‘70 Ms Kathleen McDonald ‘76 Mrs Nancy Wilson Meehan ‘74 Mrs Janice Sorge Miko ‘75 Mrs Pamela Falanga Moore ‘77 Mr Terry Morrissey ‘75 Mr Patrick Murphy ‘71 Mrs Donna Lucey Nayden ‘79 Mr Kevin Nealon ‘71 Mrs Cindy Salce Niedermeier ‘71 Mrs Judith Bigley Noonan ‘75 Mr Geoffrey O’Neill ‘79 Ms Doreen Palonis ‘70 Mrs Loretta Frascatore Piccirillo ‘76 Mr Joseph Pifko ‘70 Mrs Patricia Gillespie Pifko ‘70 Mrs Laurie Albertson Polizzo ‘78 Mrs Barbara Shannon Printy ‘79 Mr D Stephen Raymond ‘70 Mrs Karen Dunford Reilly ‘75 Mrs Teresa Wierzbicki Roehrich ‘71 Mr Gerald Sargent ‘78 Mrs Andrea Mastrone Serino ‘74 Ms Jane Severson Severson ‘73 Mrs Jeanmarie Breiner Breiner Shea ‘76 Mr Richard Shea ‘75 Mrs Susan Cramp Small ‘71 Mr David Sobieraj ‘73 Ms Barbara Soltis ‘77 Mrs Patricia Bodnar Bodnar Sombati ‘70 Mrs Betsy Graham Sorrentino ‘76 Dr James Spiegel ‘77 Mrs Carol Shultz Tammany ‘70 Mrs Karen Gonyea Turner ‘76 Mr Joseph Verrilli ‘78 Mrs Patricia Kaeser Vogel ‘70 Mrs Lynn Bodnar Wade ‘70 Mr James Whiting ‘75 Mr Charles Wilson ‘74 Mrs Helen Beattie Witalis ‘77 Mr Thomas Wynne ‘77 Mr Robert Zitnay ‘70

1980s Giving

Mr Christopher Adamo ‘88 Mrs Mary Ellen Morrissey Adzima ‘83 Mrs Marjorie Tether Arendt ‘86 Mrs Laura Coulson Augusztin ‘84 Mr Rosario Bacarella ‘80 Mrs Laurie Freer Baik ‘81 Mr Brian Barker ‘83 Mrs Elizabeth Schlegel Benyon ‘80 Mrs Julieanna Siefert Berry ‘81 Mrs Laura Hickey Bossio ‘88 Mr Brian Botti ‘87

Mrs Ann Weiler Buchanan ‘80 Mr James Bundock ‘82 Mr James Chacho ‘84 Mrs Katherine Helfrich Clyons ‘82 Mrs Christine Bruno Cremin ‘84 Mr Stephen D’Agostino ‘81 Mr Christopher Daigle ‘83 Mrs Cynthia Yakushewich Degirolamo ‘84 Mr Christopher DelMonico ‘85 Mr N Joseph DeTullio ‘86 Mrs Tracey Keller Dolbier ‘87 Mrs Mary Ellen Kovacs Donegan ‘83 Mr Patrick Donegan ‘83 Mrs Lisanne Guerrera Dunkel ‘84 Mr Mark Duss ‘82 Mr Robert Dzurenda ‘83 Mrs Jennifer Gall Errico ‘87 Mr Joseph Errico ‘89 Mr Timothy Farrelly ‘87 Mrs Gina DeTullio Festini ‘87 Mrs Gabrielle Bushman Fitzgerald ‘87 Mr Mark Francis ‘80 Mr Brian Frattaroli ‘85 Ms Lynne Smith Fuchs ‘83 Mrs Andrea Brown Gallagher ‘87 Mrs Ann Marie Sticca Gillick ‘87 Mrs Kimberly Tuccio Gilmore ‘85 Mr Kenneth Grabowski ‘83 Mrs Suzanne Lesko Grasso ‘82 Mr Kenneth Griebell ‘87 Mrs Nancy Petrie Haack ‘83 Mr Sean Hart ‘80 Mrs Kathy Hart Hart-Jones ‘82 Mrs Kathy McCarthy Haze ‘86 Mr Greg Hilinski ‘82 Mr Colin Horahan ‘82 Mrs Lorrie Lewis Horbal ‘82 Ms Anna Joyce ‘85 Mrs Kelley Gray Jozefick ‘83 Mrs Robin Kovacs Julian ‘80 Mrs Laura Magner Keitel ‘82 Mr Joseph Kiefer ‘81 Mrs Michele Gomez Krasznai ‘89 Mr Phil Love ‘82 Capt Brian Luther ‘80 Mr Vincent Luzietti ‘82 Mrs Nicole Boivin Majka ‘85 Mrs Andrea Haffner Maldon ‘89 Mr Jonathan Maldon ‘89 Mr Chris Martin ‘83 Mrs Lisa Healy Martino ‘82 Mrs RoseMary Bigley Massedge ‘80 Mr Frank Masso ‘88 Mrs Ellen Casey Mavuli ‘83 Ms Amy McAndrews ‘89 Mrs Melissa Lucke McGarry ‘89 Mr David McNeil ‘84 Mrs Lori Benedetto Mihalov ‘84 Ms Theresa Montelli ‘86 Mrs Debbie Testi Morrissey ‘83 Mrs Holly Mullins Mullins-Hart ‘80 Mrs Lori Czechowicz Musante ‘82 Mrs Elaine Dully Nelson ‘80 Mrs Helen Johnson Nelson ‘81 Mr S Tony Pagano ‘89 Mr Joseph Pagliaro ‘86 Mr Sam Paoletta ‘82 Mr Bruce Perry ‘84 Mrs Tracey Lynn Ivanovich Picarazzi ‘82 Mrs Nancy DiLalla Pires ‘82 Mrs Susan Griffin Ponzio ‘88 Mrs Jean-Marie Dorok Pulaski ‘81 Mrs Lynette Macaluso Ramos ‘82 Mr William Rauser ‘81

Ms Ann Reilly ‘87 Mrs Kathy Callahan Rotondo ‘82 Mrs Lisa DeTullio Russell ‘82 Mrs Mary-Beth Fama Salinsky ‘84 Mrs Donna Testi Salwocki ‘82 Mrs Jeanine Czajkowski Santilli ‘82 Mrs Sandie Jemioto Satkowski ‘84 Mr Thomas Saxa ‘89 Mrs Sharon Carpenter Scanlon ‘82 Mr Paul Scinto ‘85 Mrs Kathleen Roach Seperack ‘86 Mrs Jennifer Kruzynski Shabahang ‘89 Mrs Suzanne Ciaramella Silvestro ‘80 Mrs Andrea DeTullio Smith ‘89 Mrs Jennifer Moran Stritch ‘84 Mrs Cathleen Mahoney Teskey ‘86 Mr Loren Testani ‘89 Mr Carmen Testi ‘82 Mr Christopher Thielke ‘85 Mr Michael Thomas ‘82 Mrs Robin Richetelli Tobin ‘89 Mrs Mary Beth Reh Trafecante ‘87 Mr Jeffrey Tuccio ‘88 Mrs Kara Lisi Tuccio ‘88 Mr Todd Uterstaedt ‘87 Mr Chris Vazzano ‘86 Mr Johnny Vazzano ‘80 Mrs Jennifer Farrell Volturno ‘80 Mr John Wallace ‘83 Mr Michael Wallace ‘85 Mrs Mary Ann Wasil Nilan ‘82 Ms Michelle Turko Waterbury ‘86 Mrs Jamie Mazzoleni Weber ‘88 Mr Timothy Weldon ‘89 Mr Christopher Wolfe ‘83 Mrs Susan Banville Wyckoff ‘80

1990s Giving

Mr David Alagno ‘92 Ms Jenny Ames ‘99 Mr David Ansonoff ‘92 Mrs Elizabeth Barker Balanis ‘90 Mrs Karen Edwards Brown ‘93 Ms Jessica Busk ‘91 Mrs Amanda Love Campbell ‘97 Mr Leonard Capozzi ‘90 Mrs Bridget Connell DeCorte ‘90 Mr John DeHart ‘90 Ms Laura Dempsey ‘93 Mrs Shannon Lee Diaz ‘98 Mrs Karen Querker Digioia ‘97 Mr Peter DiMartino ‘98 Mr Kevin Donohue ‘93 Mrs Sharon Moody Donohue ‘90 Mrs Jennifer Leary Duerr ‘93 Mr Kevin Duerr ‘92 Mrs Anna Crespo Gerald ‘90 Mr John Gowel ‘95 Mrs Beth Gredder ‘99 Mrs Michele Haffner Hendricks ‘91 Mr Paul Hickey ‘90 Mr Brian Janik ‘92 Dr Laura Janik ‘99 Ms Jennifer Jennings ‘94 Mrs Karen Kellogg Kelley ‘93 Mrs Katherine Duerr Kelly ‘98 Mrs Jennifer Mongillo Kloppers ‘92 Mrs Gina Iassogna Luczaj ‘92 Mr John Luczaj ‘92 Mrs Jenifer Duda Magliocco ‘90 Ms Sara Marchese ‘94 Ms Stephanie Marcucio ‘96 Ms Maura Conlisk Marin ‘92 Mr Jason Marino ‘92

We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please notify the Advancement Office of any incorrect information. Donations made after June 30, 2012 will be reflected in the 2013 Annual Report.

Ms Jaime Mitchell ‘95 Mrs Renee Pivovar Molnar ‘90 Mr Daniel Nash ‘99 Mr Daniel Onofrio ‘91 Mrs Elizabeth Steczkowski Parenzan ‘90 Ms Kate Pifko ‘96 Mr Brian Raimundo ‘90 Mr Timothy Rooney ‘90 Mr Randy Santossio ‘90 Mrs Kristen Nestor Tayag ‘93 Mrs Christine Caserta Toeplitz ‘94 Mr Gustavo Velez ‘90 Mr Scott Wade ‘93 Ms Lauren Zitnay ‘97

2000s Giving

Ms Megan Axtell ‘05 Mrs Megan Tammany Baird ‘01 Mr Peter Baird ‘00 Mr Matthew Battaglia ‘01 Ms Stephanie Blaine ‘06 Ms Catherine Brand ‘06 Ms Caitlin Butala ‘10 Mr Adam Collicelli ‘00 Ms Caitlin Collins ‘05 Ms Tara Conine ‘01 Mr John Corraro ‘11 Mr Enrico Costantini ‘00 Mrs Erin Cali Costantini ‘00 Mr Joseph Dagraca ‘11 Mr Joseph Erdos ‘11 Mr Matthew Erdos ‘12 Ms Lori Fuchs ‘07 Mrs Maureen Davis Gutowski ‘09 Mr Peter Kapitancek ‘08 Mr Nicholas Kapoor ‘08 Ms Alyssa LaFrenierre ‘11 Ms Julia Sledz Luft ‘01 Ms Charlotte Maier ‘07 Ms Elizabeth Marino ‘02 Ms Caitlin McNamara ‘11 Ms Jessica Mitchell ‘01 Ms Elizabeth Nilan ‘09 Ms Mary Nilan ‘10 Ms Adriana Palella ‘01 Mr Christopher Pia ‘05 Ms Vanessa Piccuillo ‘02 Mr Michael Plucker ‘10 Mr Dakota Roman ‘11 Mr Christopher Sadler ‘01 Ms Kimberly Lambert Sadler ‘01 Ms Sarah Salsman ‘11 Ms Sharon Stewart ‘03 Ms Amy Warren ‘03 Ms Caitlin Wilson ‘08

Young Alums! Consider joining the 1962 Club! The 1962 Club is designed for our alumni that are in college. By contributing only $19.62 to the St Joseph Fund, you become a member of the 1962 Club. Membership includes FREE admission to all athletic events held on St Joseph High School campus, (excluding the Basketball Classic in the Winter). Visit for more information or to join today.

Bold names above indicate constituent is a member of the 1962 Club.

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Privilege and Responsibility scholarships

hese scholarships benefit students presently attending St Joseph High School by providing St Joseph High School

tuition assistance.

Michael E. Thomas Jr. Memorial Scholarship Eileen Hickey ‘91 Memorial Scholarship

James ‘Mindy’ Olayos Memorial Scholarship Norman P. DeTullio Scholarship Herbert J. Bundock Memorial Scholarship Loretta E. Martone Memorial Scholarship

Gerald and Ellen Bourdeau Memorial Scholarship Walter A. and Ethel C. Bishop Memorial Scholarship The William H. Pitt Memorial Scholarship Bishop Lori ‘In Caritate Servire Scholarship’ Ernest W. Kaulbach and Agnes W. Kaulbach Scholarship William Robert and Helen Cecilia Carapezzi Scholarship Sr. Catherine Fanning Scholarship Julia Fry, R.N. Memorial Scholarship Vito and Dolores Montelli Scholarship

Stock Transfer Information Stock transfer information Account Name: St Joseph High School DTC Number: 5198 Account Number: 5F3-99F94 Broker: Merrill Lynch Transfer Department Roland Wauthier ‘90: 203.254.6962

John J. and Clare F. Ondecko Memorial Scholarship Thomas P. Dalling ‘89 Memorial Scholarship Joan M. Caliendo Scholarship Thomas J. Roach Scholarship The McGettigan Family Scholarship Monsignor Richard J. Shea Scholarship James and Catherine Pezzullo Scholarship John Craw ‘69 Scholarship Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholarship The Inner-City Foundation for Charity and Education Scholarship Wendy Petruccelli and Sons (Corey ‘04 and Taylor’07) Endowed Scholarship Bernard Helfrich Memorial Scholarship Meri-Lyn Raw ‘06 Memorial Scholarship David L. Wade ‘69 Memorial Scholarship Alexis Cook Scholarship Fund

Bequests Please consult your lawyer and use the following phrase in your Will: “I give, devise, and bequeath to St. Joseph High School, Trumbull, CT, for its general purposes all (or specify amount) of the rest, residue, or remainder of my estate, whether real or personal.”

Do you give to United Way through a payroll deduction? You can direct your United Way gift to St Joseph High School.

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ummary of gifts

Where the money comes from...

for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Annual Giving:

Fundraising Activities include:

Alumni, Parents, Faculty and Friends


Fundraising Activities: (see below)


Contributions & Fundraising 6% Student Activities 7% Tuition 87%

50th Anniversary Weekend $148,470 Walk-A-Thon


Ladies Luncheon




Total Annual Gifts


Where the money goes... Instructional & Auxiliary Activities 18%

Facilities, etc 14%

Salaries & Benefits 68%

Total Giving Summary* Annual Giving $330,999 Scholarships


Endowment Gifts


Academic Center Capital Campaign Other

152,937 77,615

Total Gifts


*These totals include pledges. All gifts listed were received from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. Gifts received after June 30, 2012 will be listed in next year’s Communiqué/Annual Report.

We apologize if we have inadvertently failed to list any name or company. Please let us know so we can correct our records. Thank you for your generosity and understanding.

St. Joseph High School Finance Committee: Mr Francis T. McGettigan, Chairperson CFO, Global Business Services, General Electric Company Mr Patrick Lapera, Esq. CFO, BTX Air Express Mr James DiPietro CFO, BIC group Mr James G. Woods* Managing Member, Venman and Co, LLC *Chair of the Audit Committee

St. Joseph High School Investment Committee: Mr Christopher E. Wilson Partner, Stonehill Capital Management, LLC Mr John Luczaj Principal, Armstrong Shaw Associates, Inc.

Administration for Finance Committee:

Dr Wm. J. Fitzgerald, President

Mrs Linda Batten, MBA, Finance Director Mrs Pat Metz, Business Manager Mrs Joanne Rodgerson, Bursar View of St Joseph High School from the front of campus, night

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St. Joseph High School 2320 Huntington Turnpike Trumbull, CT 06611 Visit our website:


I am very pleased to report to the St Joseph High School community that the Robert & Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center is nearing completion. This new building stands as a testament, not only to the faith and generosity of the O’Keefe family and of all of the donors and benefactors who helped make this vision a reality, but also to the mission of St Joseph High School for the next 50 years. St Thomas More has said, “Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that’s training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.” The goal of the new Academic Center is to provide “knowledge” to our students. A place for study, for the exchange of ideas, to explore the world, and yes, a place to receive an education. The Academic Center will provide our students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge - to succeed in college, to live their faith and to help the less fortunate. At graduation this year I reported that our seniors were awarded scholarships and grants of over $12,250,000. In addition to their academic achievements, our students provided countless hours of community service and raised thousands for charitable causes. All these achievements are possible because of the financial support of our alumni, which is added to the generous support received from our benefactors and friends. I urge each alumnus to invest in the knowledge that is St Joseph High School by contributing generously to the Academic Center Campaign and to the Annual Fund. St Joseph High School remains committed to achieving its mission--- to be the premier Catholic college preparatory high school in Southern Connecticut. Be assured that St Joseph High School strives each day to fulfill its mission to provide knowledge and to promote the gospel values. Ora Pro Nobis St. Joseph,

Patrick J. Lapera, Esq. Chair, Advisory Board of Directors Parent of Anne ’08 and Patricia ‘05

Upcoming Events Homecoming Game and Celebration of Champions: Saturday October 27, 2012 at 1:30pm v. Fairfield Warde. Join us in the Alumni Tent for an afternoon of tailgating!

Family Fun Fest: October 28, 2012 from 1-5pm. Join in a fun filled day of activities, sports, music & food. Make your reservations online or view the program of events at our website:

Phoneathon: November 12-14 at BTX Air Express. Thank you Ross Bacarella ’80 for donating phones and office space. Consider beating the call with a gift online at

Thanksgiving Football Game: Wednesday Nov 21 at Trumbull HS, 7pm 70s Decade Reunion: Friday November 23, 2012, 7-11pm. Vazzano’s Four Seasons, Stratford.

Robert & Maureen O’Keefe Academic Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: December 2, 2012, 1-4pm. For more information, visit the Alumni tab:

The Communique & Annual Report 2012  

The bi-annual publication of St Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT. Included in this issue is the 2012 Annual Report.

The Communique & Annual Report 2012  

The bi-annual publication of St Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT. Included in this issue is the 2012 Annual Report.