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  Class Notes



In April, the Quarter Century Wireless Association presented Arthur Zavarella with a plaque in recognition of his 75 years in amateur radio. 

Class Chair  
George J. White  
Class Correspondent  
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.

Class Chair  
Paul F. Saint  
Class Correspondent  
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. 

Class Chair  
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.

Class Chair  
James L. Garrity  
Class Correspondent  
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.

Class Chair  
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.

Class Chair  
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. Burke Leadership Award.

Class Chair  
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 Cruise Lines.

Class Chair  
George A. Cashman  
Kenneth B. DuBois Jr. has published a book of 18 religious poems entitled Loving Us.

Class Co-Chairs  
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.

Class Chair  
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.

Class Co-Chairs  
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.  

Class Chair  
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.  

Class Chair  
Barry R. McDonough  
Class Correspondent  
Paul F. Dupuis  
John P. Murphy, M.D., retired in June 1997 after 36 years in anesthesiology practice.  

Class Chair  
Paul F. Coveney  
Class Correspondent  
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.  

Class Chair  
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.  

Class Chair  
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 Exeter.

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. 

Anderson, who has taught at Holy Cross for 37 years, was elected to serve as speaker of the faculty, effective in September.  

Class Chair  
Braden A. Mechley  
Class Correspondent  
Arthur J. Andreoli  
In April, the Pulaski Association honored Vincent Brunhard Jr. at its 42nd annual dinner held in Queens, N.Y., by naming him "Pulaskian of the Year" for 1998. R. Christopher Drees, who had been a manager with Kmart Corp. in Mechanicsburg, Pa., retired in May 1997. 

Class Chair  
William P. Maloney  
Class Correspondent  
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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
George M. Ford  
George F. Sullivan Jr.  
Gordon W. Peterson is news anchorman for WUSA-TV Channel 9 in Washington, D.C.  

Class Chair  
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.  

Class Chair  
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 as the official Massachusetts' representative; the band also performed for the USS Constitution's 200th birthday celebration.  

Class Chair  
Charles J. Buchta  
Class Correspondent  
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. 

Class Co-Chairs  
Ronald T. Maheu  
Robert P. Trudel  
Gerald E. (Jerry) Colbert was the executive producer of the National Memorial 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 1986-87, 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 1967.

Class Co-Chairs  
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.

Class Chair  
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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
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.  

Class Chair  
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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
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 Court. 

Class Chair  
Robert T. Bonagura  
Class Correspondent  
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.

Class Co-Chairs  
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 United Patient Care Products in Syracuse, N.Y., is involved with equipment sales to nursing homes. 

Class Co-Chairs  
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.

Class Co-Chairs  
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, N.Y.

Class Co-Chairs  
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, announce 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.  

Class Chair  
Thomas E. Ryan  
Class Correspondent  
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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
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 products 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, Fla.  

Class Co-Chairs  
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 newspaper at 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 alliance services 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.  

Class Co-Chairs  
George A. Ashur  
Deborah Pelles  
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 sales director 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 May 2.  
MARRIED: Maureen T. Cavanaugh and Rodolfo Amoresano on March 28 in Ossining, N.Y.  


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