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Class Chair 
Francis J. McCabe Jr. 
In June, Monsignor Austin P. Bennett, who serves the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Monsignor Bennett is currently active on the boards of the Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, St. Mary's Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Ozanam Hall Nursing Home in Bayside; he also continues to administer the Parish Service Corp., the diocesan insurance office. 

Class Chair 
Thomas H. Smith 
Rev. Francis X. Sullivan, who retired in February, had most recently been the pastor of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Westfield, Mass., for eight years. Fr. Sullivan continues to be active in the Diocese of Springfield, assisting full-time priests with their pastoral duties.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Donal J. Burns 
George E. Cahill 
By George Cahill 

Dear Classmates: 
Ed "Bob" Maher reports that he is retired and in good health. The father of four sons and one daughter, he reports that his present activities are "golf, golf, and golf."  

Ray Sweeney is still actively working at his own business in West Springfield, Mass., the Ray Sweeney Real Estate and Insurance Agency. After reading the April 1999 edition of the Holy Cross Magazine, Ray has reminded us of the only classmate lost in the Korean War, Lt. Jim McGoey, USMCR, who died on Sept. 2, 1951 while serving with the 1st Marine Division in Korea.  

John McCloskey reports 49 years of marriage, 10 children and six grandchildren. His daughters, Maureen and Mary, are graduates of Holy Cross also. Not retired, John stays very busy at the John F. McCloskey Florist & Garden Center in Forest Hills, N.Y.  

Class Chair 
James P. Diggins 
Howard W. Clarke continues to give cruise ship lectures on classical sites in the Mediterranean area. During the past year, he worked on the Stella Solaris (Royal Olympic), the Adventurer (Clipper Cruise Line) and the Sea Cloud (Abercombie & Kent). Ralph F. Flynn Jr., D.D.S., who maintains a dental practice in Warwick, R.I., was installed as president of the Rhode Island Dental Association at the 121st Annual Session of the House of Delegates held May 25, in Warwick. Rev. Robert T. Kennedy, who is a professor of canon law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Thomas J. Ryan, M.D., continues to work full time in the cardiology department at Boston University Medical School.   

Class Co-Chairs 
Thomas M. Ganley Jr. 
Albert J. McEvoy Jr. 
Francis J. (Jack) Rivers, who is a trustee of the Colonial Realty Trust in Framingham, Mass., also works as a free-lance writer and columnist for the Metro-West Daily News.  

Class Chair 
Rev. Msgr. John J. Kelliher 
For the past three summers, Salvatore J. Parlato Jr. has taught a course in American Sign Language, finger spelling and deaf culture in Greece, N.Y.  

Class Chair 
Barry R. McDonough 
Class Correspondent 
Paul F. Dupuis 
James G. Cullen, who has maintained a law practice in Groton, Mass., for the past 35 years, is a trustee of the Groton Public Library and a member of the library building committee. Raymond L.H. Murphy Jr., M.D., continues to serve as chief of the pulmonary service at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.  Home Textiles Today recently listed Park B. Smith as one of the 20 most influential people in the textile industry over the last 20 years. Thomas J. Whearty Jr., who is retired, volunteers at Deaconess-Glover Hospital in Needham, Mass. 

Class Chair 
Paul F. Coveney 
Class Correspondent 
Robert F. Danahy 
Joseph Lian Jr., who was appointed first justice of probate and family court, Worcester division, in January, has been a trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation since November 1997 and the elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Judges Conference since Nov. 1.  

Class Chair 
Franklin M. Hundley 
Mark A. Delaney, who has retired as director and chief engineer of Marconi Integrated Systems (formerly General Dynamics Electronics) in San Diego, Calif., continues to serve as a consultant to the company.  

Class Chair 
William P. Maloney 
Class Correspondent 
John J. Ormond 
Sherman J. Brown continues to work in the real estate business. James A. Kennedy Jr., chairman and chief executive of National Starch and Chemical Co., Bridgewater, N.J., retired in June after 37 years of service, including 10 years as chief executive officer. Kennedy continues to serve as chairman of the Board of Overseers of the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Neal E. Winn, M.D., who retired from the position of vice president for medical affairs with Kapiolani Health in Honolulu, Hawaii, in July 1998, rejoined the ob/gyn faculty of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine on a part-time basis.  

Class Co-Chairs 
George M. Ford 
George F. Sullivan Jr. 
Regis College in Weston, Mass., awarded William F. Meagher Jr. its first Presidential Medal at a testimonial dinner held in April; Meagher, who had been a partner in the Boston office of Arthur Andersen, retired from the accounting firm in 1998, after 38 years of service.  

Class Chair 
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr. 
John J. Collins earned the designation "certified business intermediary" (CBI) from the International Business Brokers Association. In June, Kevin J. Collins was re-elected vice chairman of the Board of Governors of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick/Piscataway. Rev. David W. Howell recently celebrated his 25th anniversary of service to the parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Norwalk, Conn. R. Spencer Thompson has been named director of new product development for Saunders, a manufacturer and distributor of products for the home and office in Farmington, Maine.  

Class Chair 
Charles J. Buchta 
Class Correspondent 
Michael J. Toner 
In July, Franklin A. Klaine Jr. joined the law firm of Strauss & Troy in its Cincinnati, Ohio, office. Francis J. Scarpa, M.D., who maintains a practice in Greenwich, Conn., and serves as an attending physician in the department of surgery at Greenwich Hospital, was elected to a second term as president of the Fairfield County Medical Association. He is also currently serving as president of the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Surgeons.  

Class Chair 
Ronald T. Maheu 
William R. Fehlner continues to travel throughout Canada teaching for the SAS Institute, a multinational computer software company. Raymond B. Flannery Jr. has published his sixth book, Preventing Youth Violence: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Counselors (New York: Continuum Publishing, 1999). Michael J. Graney, M.D., continues to practice surgery in Rochester, N.Y. Rev. George H. Hill Jr. is now living at St. Raymond's Church in the Bronx, N.Y., and doing pastoral counseling at the parish Family Outreach Center; he also continues to do AIDS counseling part time at St. Bernard's Church in Greenwich Village.  

Class Co-Chairs 
David J. Martel 
Thomas F. McCabe 
David J. Hinchen, director of volunteer services at Boston Medical Center, has been selected by the Massachusetts Association of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services to serve as the president, effective June 2000.  

Class Chair 
William L. Juska Jr. 
Charles F. (Chuck) Mansfield has been elected a director/trustee of the Federated Funds of Federated Investors Inc., a mutual fund complex based in Pittsburgh. Mansfield, who has served in the financial services industry for 30 years as a senior executive, management consultant, public speaker and author, is currently a management consultant whose clients include banks and industrial corporations as well as professional and financial services firms. He is also a member of the board of directors and finance committee of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. Alfred J. O'Donovan, who is associated with the Boston law firm of Shapiro Haber & Urmy, has been  elected to a three-year term on the board of trustees of Dean College in Franklin, Mass.  

Class Co-Chairs 
P. Kevin Condron 
John P. Sindoni 
Thomas F. Hogan, who is a partner in the Litchfield, Conn., law firm of Guion, Stevens & Rybak, was selected as the guest speaker at Memorial Day services held in Litchfield. Joseph P. Smaldone is now the director of the U.S. State Department's Office of Export Controls and Conventional Arms Nonproliferation Policy. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, George Washington University and the University of Maryland where he teaches courses on foreign policy, defense and international security.  

Class Co-Chairs 
John T. Collins 
Brian W. Hotarek 
Vincent T. Brown Jr. is the chief financial officer for The Highland Group, a management consulting firm; in April, he played the role of Sir Thomas More in a community production of Man for All Seasons.  

Class Chair 
David H. Drinan 
Joseph J. Conway, M.D., maintains an ob/gyn practice in Hyannis, Mass. John A. Fallon, M.D., who is the executive vice president of North Shore Medical Center, Salem, Mass., has been named chairman of Partners Community Healthcare Inc., Boston, a division of Partners Healthcare founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr. is a full professor of classics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Larry E. Salem, an attorney, purchased the Gould Title Co.; he operates the business at the Worcester Registry of Deeds. John H. Stansfield Jr., who is a professional storyteller/writer, took part in several festivals during the summer, including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the Boise River Fest; he also directed the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival for the 11th year.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Brian T. Mahon 
James O. Walsh 
Richard S. Dufresne recently gave the keynote address for the Connecticut State Department of Education's Primary Mental Health Program; the topic was "A Child's Future: Building the Foundation for Success." Dufresne is currently the president of Alliance Consulting, Peterborough, N.H. Boston College has named James F. Kavanaugh the recipient of The Rev. James B. Malley, SF Award, in recognition of his contribution to the Boston College Law School; Kavanaugh is a partner in the Boston law firm of Conn, Kavanaugh, Rosenthal, Peisch & Ford. Thomas J. Neagle has been named vice president and field operations team leader with AIPSO Communication Services, headquartered in Johnson, R.I. In this position, Neagle is responsible for directing the delivery of AIPSO products and services to auto insurance residual market customers in 49 states and the District of Columbia. David J. Schoetz Jr., M.D., was elected secretary of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons for the 1999-2000 term at its annual meeting held May 5, in Washington, D.C. Schoetz is currently the chairman of the department of colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Mass., and professor of surgery at Tufts University. John P. Steuterman has joined H.P. Hood, Chelsea, Mass., as the company's new business development manager.  

Class Chair 
Robert T. Bonagura 
Class Correspondent 
Jerome J. Cura Jr. 
Daniel A. Capen, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon in Oxnard, Calif., has edited a published medical textbook, Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma. Thomas F. Egan, who is a managing director of Salomon Smith Barney Inc., is chairman of the board of trustees of the State University of New York. James F. Kiernan is regional sales manager, TIC Enterprises (Lucent Technologies Sales Division) in Florida. Richard J. Leon has been named to the white collar crime and congressional investigations practice areas in the Washington, D.C., office of Vorys, Sater Seymour & Pease. Leon, who is a full-time law professor at St. John's University Law School, also co-teaches a course on "Congressional Investigations" at Georgetown University Law School with John D. Podesta, the chief of staff to President Clinton. In May, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was the guest speaker at the dinner following the annual Red Mass celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  

Class Chair 
Allan F. Kramer II 
Daniel F. Bradley Jr. was recently elected to the Northboro-Southboro (Mass.) School Committee. Joseph S. Hart, who is president of the Peterborough Oil Co., has been named "1999 Business Leader of the Year" by the Greater Peterborough (N.H.) Chamber of Commerce. William J. Heaphy III was recently promoted to the position of state and local government division chief of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission. In this capacity, Heaphy supervises the LSC's staff responsible for serving the committees of the Ohio legislature that deal with election law, ethics and campaign financing, veterans affairs and economic development and small business law.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Gregory C. Flynn 
Edward P. Meyers 
The U.S. Navy has named Barry M. Costello to the rank of admiral; he is currently serving as principal deputy for the U.S. Senate Liaison Office of Legislative Affairs. Stanley W. (Bud) Stevens is now the vice president of human resources with Fidelity Investments, Covington, Ky. Robert A. Sullo has recently completed a new book entitled The Inspiring Teacher: New Beginnings for the 21st Century, published by the National Education Association Professional Library.  
MARRIED: Stephen A. Ceruolo and Emily Barrett, on April 10, in Winchester, Mass.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Stanley J. Kostka Jr. 
Edward J. Sullivan 
Robert J. Donovan and his wife, Kathleen, announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Catherine, on Sept. 17, 1998. Stephen G. Earle has been elected president of the New England chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). After 21 years in the Coast Guard and Marine Corps, James F. McManus is now a pilot flying for Federal Express. Thomas E. Reilly is a news editor for the Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, Mass. The Fallon Clinic has named Ralph J. Sama, M.D., its "1998 Physician of the Year." Sama, who is associated with Primary Care Physicians, a Fallon affiliate located in Spencer, Mass., is a member of the staff of St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester; he has also become a member of the American College of Physicians. Derrik F. Woodbury, M.D., recently had his first novel published, a political/medical thriller entitled Deception. Woodbury, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery, maintains offices in Avon and Windsor, Conn.; he is also a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Victor L. Zimmermann Jr. is a partner in the Stamford, Conn., office of the New York City-based law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost Colt and Mosle. Zimmermann focuses his practice in the areas of emerging company financing, securities litigation, investment partnerships and financial services.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Joseph W. Cummings 
Joseph A. Sasso Jr. 
Cmdr. Denis V. Army, USN, who now captains the AEGIS guided missile carrier, USS Cape St. George, home ported in Norfolk, Va., was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day program held in Worcester on May 31. Dennis R. Chateauneuf, chief operating officer for Digital Telecommunications Inc., Boca Raton, Fla., has been named to the additional post of president. Donald P. Olson is now executive director and general manager for workers' compensation operations with Private Healthcare Systems Inc. in Waltham, Mass. Bernard J. Schumacher, who received his CFA (chartered financial analyst) in September, is also an adjunct professor of finance at Teikyo Post University in Waterbury, Conn.  

Class Chair 
Thomas E. Ryan 
Class Correspondent 
Thomas C. Healey 
In June, the Massachusetts Governor's Executive Council unanimously approved the appointment of Paul M. Vrabel as associate justice in the Northern Berkshire District Court; Vrabel has been associated with the Adams, Mass., law firm of Donovan and O'Connor since 1983.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Kathleen T. Connolly 
Shaun P. Mathews 
John M. Klofas, chairman of the criminal justice department at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, was recently granted the 1999 Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award by the Monroe County Bar Association. Maggie Wilderotter, chief executive officer of Wink Communications, Alameda, Calif., recently demonstrated a new interactive television technology called Wink that allows viewers to use the television remote control to order products and obtain information through their cable boxes.  

Class Co-Chairs 
Marcia Hennelly Moran 
Mark T. Murray 
Michael H. Shanahan 
Allegheny Energy Inc., Hagerstown, Md., recently announced that Paul M. Barbas has joined the company as president of AYP Capital Inc., the company's wholly owned ventures subsidiary. In addition, Barbas has been named a vice president of Allegheny Energy Inc. and of Allegheny Energy Service Corp. His duties include leading the company's efforts to expand its telecommunications opportunities within its exempt telecommunication subsidiary, Allegheny Communications Connect Inc.; managing its energy service subsidiary, Allegheny Energy Solutions; and identifying and evaluating new unregulated opportunities. Cmdr. James F. Holland II, USN, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the amphibious assault ship and Amphibious Ready Group flagship, USS Nassau, home ported in Norfolk, Va. The deployment involved support of the NATO military offensive against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and provision of humanitarian relief to Kosovo. David H. Stahelski has been named vice president of administration at Milford (Conn.) Hospital.  

Class Co-Chairs 
George A. Ashur 
Deborah Pelles 
St. Mary's Press recently published Lisa Calderone-Stewart's newest book, Life Works and Faith Fits, which recounts true stories about the role of faith in daily life; several stories involve campus life and graduates of Holy Cross. Eugene B. Casagrande Jr., M.D., maintains a private medical practice as a family practitioner in Frederick, Md. Anthony D. Dokurno's biography was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America (53rd edition, 1999). Loretta (Ivich) Edmondson, M.D., and her husband, Mitch, announce the adoption of their one-year old daughter, Anna Lee, from the People's Republic of China. Stephen L. Freeman coached the Hampstead, N.H., boys fifth and sixth grade travel team which went undefeated and won the Manchester (N.H.) Suburban League. Ann McElaney-Johnson is now the associate dean of Salem College, a liberal arts college for women in Winston-Salem, N.C. Patricia M. Shea continues to work in the legal department of the Communications Workers of America in Washington, D.C. Barbara Tylenda is the senior attending psychologist for the developmental disabilities program at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in East Providence, R.I. Tylenda is also an assistant clinical professor at the Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, and serves as expert witness for the state of Connecticut's Department of Child and Youth Services. Terence H. Walsh and his wife, Kendra, announce the birth of their son, Ian Patrick, in March. Gerard A. (Rod) Woodford, who is a senior vice president at AmSouth Bank in Birmingham, Ala., has graduated from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking; his thesis, "Year 2000 and Credit Risk: Remediation and Opportunity," has been published and placed in the libraries of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., and the Harvard Business School.  


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