In April, the Quarter Century Wireless Association presented
Arthur Zavarella with a plaque in recognition of his 75
years in amateur
George J. White
William J. O'Connor Jr.
The West Haven (Conn.) Twilight League held an appreciation
night in June for John A. Piurek, who was recently elected
into the National Federation of State
High School Associations Sports Hall of Fame, the first Connecticut coach to
achieve this honor.
Paul F. Saint
Charles M. Callahan Jr.
John M. Byrne, who has served as a liaison between the International
Olympic Committee and the American speed skaters, recently
returned from Nagano, Japan,
where he volunteered to work with the American speed skating team competing in
the Winter Olympics.
John J. Ryan
Robert E. Scully, M.D., who was elected an honorary fellow
of the Royal College of Pathologists in November 1996, received
the Distinguished Pathologist Award
of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
in March 1998.
James L. Garrity
Anthony N. Tomasiello
The Alumni Association of Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y.,
recently inducted Joseph P. Lovering, professor emeritus
of English at the college and faculty
member since 1956, into the DiGamma Honor Society.
John F. Brennan
The Willimantic (Conn.) Rotary Club named Edward R. Browne,
M.D., its 1997-98 "Citizen of the Year." In May, the Rev. John F. Burns observed
the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood with a Mass of Thanksgiving
at St. Jude's Church in Waltham, Mass. During January and February, he assisted
at St. Mary's Church, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Francis J. McCabe Jr.
In May, the Navy League of the United States recognized Ambassador
J. William Middendorf II with the 1998 Admiral Arleigh A.
Thomas H. Smith
John G. Chiari is now doing counseling at St. John's School in St. Petersburg
Beach, Fla. Robert F. Delaney is a senior lecturer on the Cunard and Crystal
George A. Cashman
Kenneth B. DuBois Jr. has published a book of 18 religious
poems entitled Loving
Donal J. Burns
George E. Cahill
Joseph A. Bodanza was honored by the Boston Celtics at
the team's April 15 home game during its "Heroes Among Us" program. Director
of the Child Medical Connection in Gardner, Mass., Bodanza was recognized for
the contribution he has made during the past three years in making arrangements
for Vietnamese children suffering from the effects of polio to receive medical
treatment at the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Mass. Herbert F. Travers Jr.,
senior associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, retired in May
after 27 years of service.
James P. Diggins
James F. Riley Jr., who is vice president emeritus of Juran
Institute Inc. of Wilton, Conn., continues to consult part
time in reengineering and continuous
improvement management initiatives.
Thomas M. Ganley Jr.
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.
The Rev. Vincent P. McDonough, S.J., a math teacher at Notre
Dame High School
in Elmira, N.Y., earned the "Outstanding Educator
Award" for April. Retired Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, USMC, an associate at
Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass., was the
main speaker at Worcester's 111th Memorial Day observance.
Rev. Msgr. John J. Kelliher
John P. Burke, banking commissioner for the state of Connecticut
since 1994, has been named national chairman of the Conference
of State Bank Supervisors.
Joseph P. Kerwin, who had been president of Krug Life Sciences Inc., in Houston,
Texas, became senior vice president of Wyle Laboratories following a merger.
Peter J. McKernan, a helicopter pilot, owns Helistar Inc. in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Reston, Va.-based Council for Exceptional Children has selected Salvatore
Parlato Jr.'s book, All About Deafness, into its educational resources database.
D. Barry Reardon, president of Warner Bros. Distribution Corp. in Burbank, Calif.,
for the past 20 years, was the recipient of the 1998 ShoWester Award at ShoWest
in Las Vegas, Nev. In June, Auxiliary Bishop George E. Rueger became the moderator
of the curia, a new position in the Diocese of Worcester; he will also continue
to serve as vicar general of the diocese, a position
he has held since 1989.
Barry R. McDonough
Paul F. Dupuis
John P. Murphy, M.D., retired in June 1997 after 36 years
in anesthesiology practice.
Paul F. Coveney
Robert F. Danahy
Joseph E. Mullaney, vice chairman of the board of directors
and general counsel of the Gillette Co. in Boston, recently
retired after 26 years with the firm.
The board of trustees of the Boston Public Library has elected him to a one-year
term as chairman.
Daniel M. Dunn
Charles D. Claydon, M.D., who had been a surgeon at the
Martha Vineyard's Hospital in Oak Bluffs, Mass., for 31 years, retired from his
practice there in June and relocated to Rye, N.H. Chester J. Makowiecki retired
in June as principal of the Park Avenue Elementary School in Webster, Mass.,
a position he has held since 1970.
Franklin M. Hundley
Lawrence G. Brandon was named chairman of the Institutes
by the board of trustees of the American Institute for Chartered
Property Casualty Underwriters, the Insurance
Institute of America, and the Insurance Institute for Applied Ethics on June
19 at its meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Edward C. McNulty, D.M.D., an orthodontist
in private practice, became president of the American College of Dentists at
its annual meeting. Maurice J. Splaine Jr. is the superintendent of schools for
the town of Norton, Mass. Retired Lt. Col. John S. Vogt, USMC, was the guest
speaker at Memorial Day services held Sunday in Seabrook, N.H., and Monday, in
Anderson '57 Honored for Service
In June, more than 150 friends, relatives and supporters
of John B. Anderson '57, gathered at the Hogan Campus Center to honor him for
his 22 years of service on the Worcester City Council. Anderson, who is associate
professor and chairman of the history department at Holy Cross, was elected to
the City Council in 1976 and served 11 consecutive terms; he was the mayor of
the city in 1986. Anderson did not seek re-election last year. Many colleagues,
past and present, offered tribute to his years of service on the Council. State
Sen. Robert A. Bernstein and state Reps. William J. McManus II, Vincent A. Pedone
and Harriette L. Chandler presented Anderson with citations from the Legislature
saluting him. Fr. Reedy called him "a model for all of us, especially for students
at Holy Cross who are thinking of a career in public service." At the conclusion
of the evening, Councilor-At-Large Timothy P. Murray, the master of ceremonies,
and others presented a $10,000 check - proceeds from the reception - to the president
of the Friends of the Worcester Public Library, one of his favorite causes.
who has taught at Holy Cross for 37 years, was elected to serve as speaker
of the faculty, effective in September.
Braden A. Mechley
Arthur J. Andreoli
In April, the Pulaski Association honored Vincent Brunhard
Jr. at its 42nd annual dinner held in Queens, N.Y., by naming
of the Year" for 1998. R. Christopher Drees, who had been a manager with Kmart
Corp. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., retired in May 1997.
William P. Maloney
John J. Ormond
David B. Perini, chairman of Perini Corp. in Framingham,
Mass., served as a chairman
for the Catholic Charities' 22nd annual Cardinal's Garden Party held recently
at Cardinal Bernard Law's residence in Brighton, Mass., to raise money for the
agency's human services programs.
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.
Gordon W. Peterson is news anchorman for WUSA-TV Channel
9 in Washington, D.C.
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr.
Francis X. Mullen, founder and chief executive officer of
Mullen Advertising Inc. in Wenham, Mass., was the commencement
speaker for the North Shore Community
College in Danvers, Mass.
William J. O'Leary Jr.
Harry A.M. Rush Jr., who has completed 32 years as a public
high school teacher, served as secretary of a Maine learning
results committee at Schenck High School
in East Millinocket. John V. Salerno, director of music for the New Bedford (Mass.)
Public Schools, took the high school marching band to the 1997 presidential inauguration
official Massachusetts' representative; the band also performed for the
USS Constitution's 200th birthday celebration.
Charles J. Buchta
Michael J. Toner
Thomas H. Kieren, who is president and managing partner of
The Manhattan Consulting Group Inc. in New York City, specializes
in performing industry-specific corporate
and industry performance due diligence studies for private equity investment
firms, merchant banks and industrial corporations which are in the process of
investing in a manufacturing type of business. He is also a frequent speaker
at strategic planning and merger/acquisition/buyout conferences. John M. Long,
M.D., continues to be chief of radiology at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor
and head of the radiology section of Spectrum Medical Group. In April, William
A. Prizio, principal of East Hartford (Conn.) Middle School, was the guest speaker
at the 11th annual Quest Brunch, sponsored by the East Hartford Lions Club. Francis
J. Scarpa, M.D., who maintains a practice in Greenwich, Conn., as a board certified
general and vascular surgeon and serves as an attending physician in the department
of surgery at Greenwich Hospital, has been elected president of the Fairfield
County Medical Association at its 206th annual meeting. Sylvester A. Styer owns
and operates Performance Mustangs in Houston, Texas, a used car dealership specializing
in V-8 mustangs.
Ronald T. Maheu
Robert P. Trudel
Gerald E. (Jerry) Colbert was the executive producer of the
Day concert which aired May 24 on PBS.
Abdella '64 Appointed Judge
Well-wishers - Holy Cross administrators
and classmates, politicians, colleagues, city and state officials,
family and friends - filled the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom
on July 13 to witness the swearing in of Charles A. Abdella '64
as the state's newest trial court judge; Gov. Paul Cellucci
officiated. In attendance were his wife, Monica, and two
sons, Charles and Andrew '99.
Abdella was one of 30 applicants
under consideration to fill the post vacated a year ago by
retiring Worcester District Court Judge
William J. Luby. The Governor's Council unanimously confirmed Abdella as an associate
justice last month following a lengthy screening process. After four weeks of
training, he will be assigned to the Worcester region.
A practicing attorney
for more than 30 years, Abdella has been associated with the Worcester firm
of McGuire and McGuire. From 1970
until 1982 he served as assistant city solicitor.
In addition to his involvement
in many civic affairs, Abdella has been active in almuni
groups at Holy Cross. A 1989 recipient of the
In Hoc Signo Award, he was president of the General Alumni Association from
president-elect from 1985-86, and vice president for four years. He has been
a director since 1971. In 1990 the Holy Cross Club of Greater Worcester named
him "Crusader of the Year." He served as president of the Club from 1971-73,
and as director, from 1968-94.
A 1960 graduate of St. John's High School in Worcester,
Abdella received his juris doctor degree from Boston College Law School in
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe
David J. Hinchen is now director of volunteer service at
Boston Medical Center and chairman of the education committee
for the statewide Massachusetts Association
of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services.
William L. Juska Jr.
Samuel J. D'Urso Jr., M.D., is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Naples,
Fla. As supervisor of construction, he has overseen the building of 54 houses
during the last five years. Frank A. Nesi, M.D., director of the oculoplastic
service in the department of ophthalmology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal
Oak, Mich., and associate clinical professor of ophthalmology and otolaryngology
at Wayne State University School of Medicine, recently authored his fifth textbook
in the field of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Francis X. Radley
has been appointed corporate controller for Eastern Connecticut Healthcare
Network in Manchester, Conn.
P. Kevin Condron
John P. Sindoni
Bruce E. Clark, a partner in the New York City law firm of
Sullivan & Cromwell,
was recently elected to the board of trustees of The Masters School in Dobbs
Ferry, N.Y. Christopher J. Matthews' program, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," has
been expanded to an hour on CNBC, from 8 to 9 p.m. EST.
John T. Collins
Brian W. Hotarek
Wayne F. Cascio, professor of management at the University
of Colorado in Denver, recently gave a keynote address entitled "On Managing a Virtual Workplace," to
the British Psychological Society in London. He also works with NASA in developing
and refining selection procedures for astronauts, and wrote the interview protocol
used to identify suitable candidates for long- and short- duration missions.
Charles A. Gelinas, a partner in the Fitchburg, Mass., law firm, Gelinas & Ward,
has been elected treasurer of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
and vice chairman of the Fitchburg State College board of trustees. Thomas
R. Gribbons, who is principal of Leicester (Mass.) High School, recently retired
from the U.S. Army Reserves as a colonel after 29 years of service. James M.
Lyons, a senior trial partner in the Denver, Colo.-based law firm of Rothgerber
Johnson & Lyons, was appointed special advisor to the president of the
United States and to the secretary of state for economic initiatives for Ireland.
He is continuing to serve as United States observer to the International Fund
for Ireland, a position he has held since 1993. During the summer of 1998,
John T. Nugent, who maintains a private law practice in Southington, Conn.,
and serves as assistant town attorney, was a guest member of the Record-Journal
editorial board in Meriden, Conn.
David H. Drinan
The Rev. Joseph A. Coonan is currently pastor of St. John's Church in Worcester.
Frank C. Crowley, an attorney in Helena, Mont., has recently been appointed
one of three remediation settlement trustees by the U.S. District Court in
San Francisco, Calif., to oversee the clean up of an environmentally impaired
industrial site in Northern California. In May, William K. Dugan was appointed
town administrator for Wellfleet, Mass. John J. Houlihan Jr. is in his 23rd
year of teaching in the business school and honors program at the University
of Southern Maine in Portland. Joseph A. Mastracchio has been promoted to chairman
and chief executive officer of Health Learning Systems Inc., Little Falls,
N.J., the oldest and largest medical education and health care marketing company
in the United States. In this position, his responsibilities have been broadened
to include all health care efforts in Europe. In May, the Rev. Daniel W. Murphy,
pastor of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha parish in Sparta, N.J., celebrated the
25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
Brian T. Mahon
James O. Walsh
John J. Boucher, who was appointed special assistant to the
Office of RENEW 2000 in June 1997 for the Diocese of Rockville
Centre, N.Y., also continues
to serve as training director of CHARISM: Lay Institute of Spirituality and
Ministry for the same diocese. In addition to speaking at various workshops
on spiritual renewal during the past two years, he has also written articles
for several publications and co-authored a parish manual entitled, From Ashes
to Fire: A Process for Lenten Eastertime and Pentecost Evangelization. Robert
Podolak, M.D., is a cardiologist with Kaiser Permanente in Denver, Colo. Vito
A. Virzi was recently appointed presiding judge of the Dudley (Mass.) District
Robert T. Bonagura
Jerome J. Cura Jr.
Capt. Michael E. Duffy, USN, has recently returned from a
deployment to the Arabian Gulf embarked on the USS Nimitz
and the USS George Washington. In April
he was reassigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., at the
Pentagon. The Picotte Companies, Albany, N.Y., has named William B. Picotte
senior vice president and director of leasing. P. Michael Saint, who is pursuing
his M.B.A. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., owns and operates
Saint Communications, a crisis management and public affairs agency in Hingham,
Mass., and Nashville, Tenn. In June, the Rev. Thomas J. Sullivan became chancellor
of the Diocese of Worcester; he will also continue to serve in his current
position as the diocesan director of vocations.
Music by Mascari '71
In May, the Moravian Philharmonic performed Meet the
Orchestra, a composition by Edward P. Mascari '71, in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia;
the orchestra also recorded the work for an MMC compact disc to be released in
1999. Meet the Orchestra, which makes use of text drawn from a book of
the same title by Ann Hayes, is designed to introduce children to the instruments
of the orchestra. It was commissioned and premiered by the New England Philharmonic
at Framingham (Mass.) State College in 1995.
Mascari, who holds master of music
degrees in both composition and jazz studies from the New England Conservatory
in Boston, is currently celebrating
his 20th anniversary of private teaching in his Natick, Mass., piano studio;
he also serves as the organist and choir director at the Hartford Street Presbyterian
Church in Natick and performs as solo pianist every Friday and Saturday evening
at the Radisson Hotel in Milford, Mass.
Allan F. Kramer II
Mark L. Monty
William F. Hackett has joined Base Ten Systems Inc. in Trenton,
N.J., as chief financial officer. Kenneth W. Osier Jr., who
is now the owner of
Care Products in Syracuse, N.Y., is involved with equipment sales to nursing
Gregory C. Flynn
Edward P. Meyers
James P. Dowd was recently named director of development
at Austin Preparatory School in Reading, Mass. Bruce R. Grentz,
in addition to his counseling practice,
became associate pastor of the First Christian Church (disciples of Christ)
in Plano, Texas, on March 16. David F. O'Hara and his wife, Kathleen, announce
the birth of their daughter, Lindsay Virginia, on Nov. 24. O'Hara continues
to serve as a guidance counselor at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H.
MARRIED: Joseph C. Carey and Rosa Inés Vera on June 13 at the Cathedral
of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.
Edward J. Sullivan
The Holden (Mass.) Area Chamber of Commerce recently named
Brian R. Forts, a partner in the law firm of Bennett & Forts,
as its "Business Person of
the Year." Jean-Michel Simoneau is the owner of the Glascrest Co., in Brownville,
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.
James P. Dittami, chemistry and biochemistry department head
at WPI, has been promoted to professor. Louis C. Galdieri,
M.D., and his wife, Vicki,
the birth of their daughter, Gianna, on April 7. Laurence E. Tobey and his
wife, Rebecca, announce the birth of their daughter, Catherine Gibson, on
Feb. 3. Tobey is currently serving a two-year assignment at the State Department's
Office of Russian Affairs as an economics officer. He is responsible for transportation,
telecommunications and technology transfer issues.
Thomas E. Ryan
Thomas C. Healey
Matthew E. Galligan, managing director and head of Fleet
National Bank's real
estate investment banking unit, has been named to the board of directors of
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston. David P. Lanciault has been promoted
to vice president in the oil and gas practice at A.T. Kearney in Dallas, Texas;
his specialties include product design, firm management and strategic operations
redesign. Michael F. Oats, M.D., who maintains an ophthalmologist practice
in Sandwich and Hyannis, Mass., has been elected president of the medical staff
at Falmouth Hospital; with this position he also takes a place on the Cape
Cod Healthcare board of trustees. Lionel J. (Bud) Remillard Jr. recently joined
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Lakeville-Middleboro, Mass., as its senior attorney.
Arthur R. Russo, M.D., is deputy chancellor for clinical affairs at the University
of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.
Kathleen T. Connolly
Shaun P. Mathews
Paul M. Anastasi has opened Anastasi Insurance Agency Inc.
in Shrewsbury, Mass., an independent agency which offers
personal and business insurance
through 17 companies. Maura T. Clancy is currently president of Clancy & Clancy
Brokerage Ltd. in Garden City, N.Y. Robert J. Creeden is vice president at
the Massachusetts Technology Development Corp. in Boston. Jean (Parpal) Donnelly
and her husband, Timothy, announce the birth of their daughter, Bridget Claire,
on Feb. 5. Donnelly, who has been with the law firm of Latham & Watkins
in Costa Mesa, Calif., for 16 years, recently took part-time counsel status
and works primarily from her home office. James W. Keyes, who has been named
executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Southland Corp.,
Dallas, Texas, is responsible for the company's store operations, merchandising,
logistics, information systems and human resources; he also serves on the board
of directors. James P. Roque has been named a financial consultant in Naples,
Marcia Hennelly Moran
Mark T. Murray
Michael H. Shanahan
Marianne (Canedo) Bohr has accepted a position with the National
Book Network in Lanham, Md., as the director of marketing.
Heidi (Lewis) and Joseph P.
Calderone Jr., M.D., announce the adoption of their daughter, Barbara Ann,
born on May
10, 1997. Calderone is currently building his own two-story office building
for his ophthalmology practice in Cranford, N.J. Joseph T. LeBlanc, professor
of English and journalism at Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill,
Mass., has also served as faculty adviser to the Observer, the student
the college, for 10 years. Stephen A. Lovelette has been promoted to executive
vice president of JMB Realty Corp. in Chicago, Ill. Paula (Catuogno) McKinley
is a school psychologist in New Britain, Conn. Edwin J. McLaughlin Jr. is
president of United Systems Integrators Corp., a corporate real estate
firm in Stamford, Conn. Charles S. (Chuck) O'Connor and his wife, Laura '86,
announce the birth of their daughter, Kaleigh Keegan, on April 7. Thomas J.
Solitario, who is associated with Loral Space and Communications Inc. in Palo
Alto, Calif., has been named director of marketing and sales for Loral/Skynet
and SatMex. Robert J. Tarutis and his wife, Elaine, announce the birth of their
son, Jonathan, in August 1997. Tarutis is currently president of the Tarutis
Communications Group Inc. in Waltham, Mass. Subrina Williams Wood is a taxation
specialist with Current Asset in Denver, Colo.
George A. Ashur
Maureen (Cavanaugh) Amoresano, who is an occupational therapist
in private practice in New York City, is also on the faculty
at New York University,
teaching in the occupational therapy program. Mary C. Calisto, who is a
for pharmaceutical and veterinary products at ChemDesign Corp., Fitchburg,
Mass., works primarily with drug companies that are developing new products.
Regina A. Casey and her husband, Mark E. Chiaviello, announce the birth of
their daughter, Carleigh Marie, on Oct. 16, 1997. Stephen L. Freeman recently
accepted a position as a division manager with Waddell & Reed in Nashua,
N.H. Augusto R. (Tito) Gautier is vice president of operations and finance
for the Americas division of Aetna Internatonal in Hartford, Conn. Robyn (Geogan)
Noble teaches the second grade in the Providence public school system. Patricia
German Penza has been named department chair for world languages at Norton
(Mass.) High School. Cmdr. Miles C. Quigley III, USN, is commander of the guided
missile frigate, USS Stephen W. Groves. Diane (Vazza) Schumacher and her husband,
Barry, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Kristen, on Jan. 3. James
M. Stewart Jr., who recently completed his 10th year as assistant hockey coach
at Holy Cross, was inducted into the Holy Cross Hall of Fame for hockey on
MARRIED: Maureen T. Cavanaugh and Rodolfo Amoresano on March 28 in Ossining,