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  Class Notes
     
    1937-1979

1980-1989

1990-2003


1937
Class Chair
Charles H. Keenan
Class Correspondent
Joseph W. Daly

The August 2003 edition of Extension, the magazine of the Catholic Church Extension Society based in Chicago, Ill., included a story about Monsignor Edward J. Duncan, titled “A real sport for the Lord.” Monsignor Duncan served more than 50 years as chaplain and director of the Newman Center at the University of Illinois.

1947
Class Chair
George A. Cashman

The Massachusetts Association of School Committees recently announced that William T. Buckley has been selected to receive a lifetime membership in recognition of his contributions to the organization. The former principal of Holbrook (Mass.) High School, Buckley has served as the Holbrook town representative on the Blue Hills Regional Technical School Committee since 1979.

1951
Class Chair
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.

The Oct. 26 edition of the Sunday Telegram & Gazette included a story about Roger P. Plourde, titled “A Patron of the arts follows his heart / Artist emerges from a career in business.” Plourde, the retired chief executive officer of Custom Coating & Laminating Corp., Worcester, held a public exhibition of his sculpture this fall at Assumption College.

1953
Class Chair
Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J.

In November, the Mount St. Rita Health Centre of Cumberland, R.I., presented James M. “Jay” Sloan with its community service award, in honor of his 30 years of service to the institution.

1954
Class Chair
Barry R. McDonough
Class Correspondent
Paul F. Dupuis

The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester selected John J. Mitchell as the recipient of its “Distinguished Attorney Award,” presented at the 46th annual “Red Mass,” celebrated in November at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Mitchell maintains a private law practice in Clinton, Mass. Catholic Memorial High School, West Roxbury, Mass., honored Ronald S. Perry at a special ceremony in November by naming the school gymnasium after him. Perry had worked at Catholic Memorial from 1958 to 1972, serving as a member of the faculty as well as founding coach of the baseball and basketball programs. The Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) honored Park B. Smith with its Paradigm Award, in recognition of “his outstanding contributions to design, marketing and promotion of home textiles.” The founder and chairman of Park B. Smith Inc., he was a recipient of a HomeTex Design Award in 1989 and president of the HFPA for two years.

1955
Class Chair
Joseph J. Reilly Jr.
Class Correspondent
Robert F. Danahy

The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester selected Joseph Lian Jr. as the recipient of its “Distinguished Jurist Award,” presented in November at the 46th annual “Red Mass,” celebrated at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Lian has served as the presiding justice of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court, Probate and Family Court, since 1999.
MARRIED: Gerald F. “Jeff” Donoghue and Barbara L. Greco, D.D.S., on Aug. 9, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Freehold, N.J.

1956
Class Chair
Daniel M. Dunn

The Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital Foundation selected Paul K. Maloney Jr., M.D., as the recipient of the William J. Tracey, M.D., Award—presented to a physician “whose exemplary commitment and philanthropic leadership strengthen the hospital as a progressive leader in the healing arts.” Last fall, American Banker, a daily newspaper for the financial services industry, announced that William J. McDonough had been selected as the recipient of its annual Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, he was one of the individuals selected by Irish America magazine for inclusion in its Sixth Annual Wall Street 50 feature published in the Aug./Sept. issue. McDonough is chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a private, nonprofit corporation based in Washington, D.C. Rev. Paul T. O’Connell is the pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury, Mass., and associate judicial vicar of the Diocese of Worcester.

1958
Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli

Rev. Paul A. Schweitzer, S.J., continues to work full time as a professor of mathematics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. He is also active in Christian Life Communities and the Loyola Center for Faith and Culture.

1959
Class Chair
William P. Maloney
Class Correspondent
John J. Ormond

James M. Farino Jr. works as a loan officer for Nevada State Bank in Las Vegas. Francis J. “Frank” Luongo now works as a full-time reporter for the bi-weekly paper, the Westport (Conn.) News.

1960
Class Co-Chairs
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.

The Greater New Haven (Conn.) Chamber of Commerce selected Lawrence J. “Larry” DeNardis as the recipient of its Community Leadership Award for 2003. DeNardis is in his 13th year as president of the University of New Haven. The Aug. 29 edition of the Boston Business Journal announced that George M. Ford was named “Man of the Year” for 2003, by Road to Responsibility —a Marshfield, Mass., nonprofit organization providing residential, recreational and employment programs to adults with disabilities. Ford is a partner in the Boston law firm of Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford. The Sept. 19 edition of the Telegram & Gazette included a story, titled “Tales to be told,” about Jay O’Callahan Jr. and his career as a storyteller.

1961
The May 19 edition of the Telegram & Gazette announced that Robert E. Bessette, M.D., is the Massachusetts Medical Society Clinician of the Year for the Central Massachusetts region. Bessette is currently the associate director of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center; the director of the Division of Infectious Disease at Fallon Clinic in Worcester; and president of the medical staff at St. Vincent Hospital. John T. Sinnott, who worked 40 years for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. (MMC) in New York City, retired last July, while continuing to serve MMC as a senior adviser; prior to his retirement, he had been the chairman and chief executive officer of Marsh Inc. St. John’s University School of Risk Management in New York City named Sinnott its “2003 Insurance Leader of the Year.”

1962
Class Chair
William J. O’Leary Jr.

Thomas M. Reardon announced this fall his decision to retire as the vice president for Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University, while assuming the post of senior adviser for university development.

1963
Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner

Anthony C. “Tony” Guida is the anchorman for WCBS Newsradio 880 AM in New York City.

1964
Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
Class Correspondent
William S. Richards

Joseph S. Trombly, who retired from teaching last year, is practicing law in Andover, Mass.

1965
Class Co-Chairs
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe Jr.

The Oct. 6 edition of USA Today included a story about Robert C. “Bob” Wright, titled “Vivendi-NBC deal to create new type of media mogul/Executives like GE’s Wright ready to take center stage.” Wright is the chairman and chief executive officer of NBC and vice chairman of General Electric.

1966
Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
William L. Juska Jr.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Middletown, Conn., invited Garrell S. Mullaney, chief executive officer of Connecticut Valley Hospital, Middletown, to speak to the group in September.

1968
Class Co-Chairs
Alfred J. Carolan Jr.
John T. Collins
Brian W. Hotarek

Michael J. Kamin was on a six-month assignment, until mid-December, with the Iraq Survey Group, Baghdad. Rev. John W. Michalowski, S.J., is a retreat leader/spiritual director at the Campion Renewal Center in Weston, Mass.

1969
Class Co-Chairs
David H. Drinan
James W. Igoe
Daniel L. Spada, M.D.

Edward J. Cooney, who is the vice president-treasurer of Nortek, Inc., in Providence, R.I., serves as the national team coach of the Ireland national baseball team. Frank C. Crowley recently served as co-chairman of the second annual Montana Water Law Conference in Helena. Effective May 1, F. Ford Loker Jr. merged his 10-attorney law firm, Church Loker & Silver, into Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., a large regional firm with more than 180 lawyers in nine offices throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. James M. Quinn, M.D., has been appointed vice chairman, department of anesthesia and critical care, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and, chairman, department of anesthesia, at Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance. In 2003, Paul F. Scopetski marked the 30th anniversary of his business, “The Spare Time Shop,” a retail hobby and game shop in Marlboro, Mass. Scopetski also recently completed his 26th season of semi-pro ball in the New England Football League; his 308th game placed him in the national records as playing the most games ever in a career. In addition, he competed in the 2003 National Senior Games in Virginia, in racewalking, shot-put and discus—one of 246 other athletes representing Massachusetts, out of a total of 10,400 athletes. Paul E. Shannon teaches courses on the Vietnam War at various colleges and works for the American Friends Service Committee in Cambridge, Mass. Peter F. Welch is president of the Vermont state senate.

1970
Class Co-Chairs
Anthony M. Barclay
John R. Doyle, M.D.

John G. Schulte has been appointed the president and chief executive officer of The Spectranetics Corp., a medical device company in Colorado Springs, Colo.

1971
Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.

James J. Brosnan is superintendent, McCann Technical High School (Northern Berkshire Regional School District), North Adams, Mass. Michael J. Crook, M.D., was recently certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine for the years 2004-05. Stephen W. Lilienthal, chairman and chief executive officer of CNA Financial Corp., has been named a director of USF Corp. William A. Struzinski, who is employed as an electronics engineer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., was recently awarded a patent for a sonar display system and method.

1972
Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II

Mark A. Dubois has been named as Connecticut’s First Chief Disciplinary Counsel. His responsibilities include establishing a new office in the judicial branch to prosecute complaints of ethical misconduct and criminal activity involving attorneys.

1974
Class Co-Chairs
Brian R. Forts
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.
Robert C. Lorette

Jean Giblin Haynes has recently been appointed to the newly created position of associate director of development at the Whitby School in Greenwich, Conn. Last year, Henry P. “Rick” Miranda was named dean of the College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University.

1975
Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.

Gary R. Hurst has been re-elected to the board of directors of Drew Eckl & Farnham, a litigation law firm with offices in Atlanta and Brunswick, Ga. In September, James M. Laverick retired as a special agent with the FBI after nearly 22 years of service. Timothy G. Ronan, who has joined the Stamford (Conn.) law office of Pullman & Comley, concentrates his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

1976
Class Chair
Thomas E. Ryan
Class Correspondent
Thomas C. Healey

In October, InStar Services Group, Inc., a nationwide provider of property restoration and reconstruction services, announced the appointment of David J. Demos as president of the company. Suzanne M. Geaney has recently been appointed executive director of the Ignatian Lay Volunteer Corps (ILVC) in Baltimore, Md.; she has been a member of its board of directors since its inception in 1995. Thomas R. Gleason, executive director of MassHousing, is a member of the advisory board of the weekly publication, Banker & Tradesman. William F. Kennedy, a member of the board of directors of the Children’s Trust Fund, was honored by the fund last October in Boston for his years of service. Kennedy is a partner in the Boston firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish, practicing in public law strategy, government relations and administrative law.

1977
Class Co-Chairs
Brian A. Cashman
Kathleen T. Connolly

Thomas M. Dickinson, who has opened his own law practice in Providence, R.I., works part time as a probate judge for the city of Woonsocket, R.I. Gregory M. Giblin was recently appointed plant manager for Regina Vacuum Cleaners, New Vernon, N.J.

1978
Class Co-Chairs
Marcia Hennelly Moran
Mark T. Murray
Michael H. Shanahan

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. announced in August that Paul M. Barbas has joined the senior management team as president of Chesapeake Service Company and vice president of Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

1979
Class Co-Chairs
Glennon L. Paredes
Deborah Pelles

Peter R. Stanton is the chief operating officer at Worcester Publishing, which publishes regional business papers in Central Massachusetts, Hartford, Conn., and Portland, Maine. Lucas D. Strunk, who is associated with the Glastonbury, Conn., law firm of Pomeranz Drayton & Stabnick, has earned the title of board-certified workers’ compensation specialist in Connecticut.
MARRIED: Peter R. Stanton and Stephanie White, on Nov. 15.

 

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