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1990-2000

1946
Class Chair
Thomas H. Smith
Thomas D. Dolan, who is semi-retired, recently celebrated his 50-year legal career at a reception hosted by the Massachusetts Bar Association. Rev. Francis X. Sullivan Jr. has been named grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day parade in Holyoke, Mass. 

1947
Class Chair
George A. Cashman
Rev. James F. Bresnahan, S.J., recently celebrated his 50th year in the Society of Jesus and his 40th year as a priest on two separate occasions: in Boston, on Sept. 19, with other Jubilarians of the New England Province, and, in Chicago, on Oct. 2, with Jesuit brothers, family, friends and colleagues.

1948
Class Co-Chairs
John F. Becker
Vincent Zuaro
Bishop John R. McNamara, who had served as bishop of the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts since 1992, retired in October. On Jan. 10, he celebrated the 48th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. 

1949
Class Co-Chairs
Donal J. Burns
George E. Cahill


By George Cahill
Dear Classmates:
Arthur Fair was recently inducted into the Natick (Mass.) High School "Wall of Achievement," which recognizes former alumni who have made extraordinary accomplishments. Their contributions include family, business and community efforts. Arthur was president and chairman of Fair and Yeager Insurance Agency in Natick for a lifetime and was also involved in many community organizations, including the Natick Rotary Club, Natick Center Associates and the American Red Cross. Congratulations! 

Peter Flynn has been presented the Silver Medal Award for 1999 by the national American Advertising Federation (AAF), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to advertising and furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern. His selection was made upon the recommendation of the Advertising Professionals of Des Moines, Iowa, its local affiliate. As editor of the most outstanding Class of '49 yearbook, it was only a matter of time for Pete to be so recognized. Congratulations! 

Richard Green '49 donates aerospace memorabilia to the College

Richard Green '49 spent his entire career working for the National Science Foundation, NASA and several other aerospace agencies. Over the years he acquired a collection of memorabilia from the space programs that he recently donated to the College. Jim Hogan, director of library services, spoke extensively to Green: "I reassured him that donating the collection to the College would ensure that it remain intact, housed in a nice environment, and that it would be used periodically for exhibitions. It is just genuinely interesting stuff for any American having lived in the latter half of the 20th century." The collection includes a flag that was carried aboard Apollo 17, an emblem of the Apollo 12 lunar surface experiments packet, photos of the lunar surface taken in the process of mapping the entire lunar surface, and maps the astronauts used to navigate the surface of the moon. Hogan notes that while the photos are copies, "like anything else in life, copies have a way of disappearing. That is why we maintain an archival copy of these things. Years from now, many of these photos will have disappeared, and Holy Cross may be one of the few places to still have them in good condition." 

1950
Class Chair
James P. Diggins
Raymond T. Mahon, who has been associated with the Worcester law firm of Bowditch and Dewey since 1962, received the Massachusetts Bar Association's Pro Bono Service Award at its annual meeting held in January. John F. McDermott Sr., who is retired, volunteers at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester and Auburn.

1951
Class Co-Chairs
Thomas M. Ganley Jr.
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.
Donald N. Davis was recently inducted into the St. John High School (Shrewsbury, Mass.) Athletic Hall of Fame; a member of the Class of 1944, he had been a three-sport athlete at the school, which was then located in Worcester. Thomas F. Fallon retired in November, after serving many years as a judge for the Clinton (Mass.) District Court. 

1952
Class Chair
William J. Casey
Class Correspondent
Rev. John R. Mulvehill, S.T.D.
Rev. William A. Barry, S.J., recently had his book, With an Everlasting Love: Developing an Intimate Relationship with God, published. Joseph A. Califano Jr. is the chairman of the board and president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in New York City. Rev. John J. Meaney Jr. was recently named president of Sacred Heart High School, Waterbury, Conn., a new position designed to give him more opportunity for community involvement; he has served as both the school's principal and chief administrator since 1995. 
MARRIED: William F. Churchill and Therese M. Keating, on July 9, at St. John's Catholic Church in Mahopac, N.Y. 

1953
Class Chair
Rev. Msgr. John J. Kelliher
John J. Barone has been named the executive director at Shrewsbury (Mass.) Crossings, an assisted living facility owned by S.K. Properties and managed by Senior Living Residences of Boston. Charles E. Rice, who has been a member of the faculty of the Notre Dame University School of Law since 1969, specializes in constitutional law, jurisprudence and torts. Through an anonymous gift from a 1972 graduate, the law school recently established a fellowship in his honor. 

1954
Class Chair
Barry R. McDonough
Class Correspondent
Paul F. Dupuis
Cornelius F. Murphy Jr. has recently had his book, Theories of World Governance: A Study in the History of Ideas, published. Jack D. Rehm was recently named to the Iowa Business Hall of Fame in recognition of the contributions he has made to enhancing Iowa's business climate. Rehm retired as the chief executive officer and chairman of Meredith Corp., the Des Moines-based media company, in 1998.

1955
Class Chair
Paul F. Coveney
Class Correspondent
Robert F. Danahy
Joseph L. Supple, who is retired, has been assisting the Environmental Protection Agency since 1992 with the awarding of environmental education grants to nonprofit groups throughout New England. 

1957
Class Chair
Franklin M. Hundley
Robert P. Fitzgerald has recently joined the Boston office of Acordia Northeast as senior vice president.

1958
Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli
Rev. Richard J. Butler has been named the pastor of the Church of St. Isidore in Stow, Mass. 


1961
Class Chair
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr.
George Blaney is the vice president of operations for the International Basketball League. In January, Sovereign Bancorp announced that John P. Hamill has been named the chairman and chief executive officer of Sovereign Bank New England. 

1962
Class Chair
William J. O'Leary Jr.
DraftWorldwide, a global advertising and marketing agency based in Chicago, Ill., recently announced the appointment of John R. Acken as vice president and account director for Hertz and IBM in its Westport, Conn., office, Vogt/Wein. Christopher C. Gallagher is a senior partner with the Concord, N.H., law firm of Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell. In January, J. Paul McGrath was named senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the American Standard Companies Inc., Piscataway, N.J. Matthew M. Sheridan was recently named to the faculty of Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, where he is an adjunct communications professor. 

Bill O'Leary submitted the following from Tom Moriarty:

If anyone had been wandering around Ellis Island in New York Harbor one day last week (i.e., Friday, Nov. 19), he would have run into three members of the Class of '62 checking the place out. The three former roommates get together in the fall of the year for lunch, usually at some out-of-the-way place in Connecticut, like Essex. However, this year, Bob Swords, Charlie Tomaselli and Tom Moriarty decided to do something educational-take a trip to Ellis Island to see the restored immigration facility in New York Harbor. So, Moriarty got on the Amtrak train in Springfield at 5:30 a.m., Swords got on the same train in Hartford at 6:10 a.m., and they arrived in New York at 8:50 a.m. at Grand Central Station, after changing to Metro North in Stamford. They picked up Tomaselli at his office at 49th and Third Avenue and were off to the ferry. The three spent about four hours on the island, touring the exhibits and looking at the names on the wall of honor in the courtyard. The weather was great-68 degrees and sunny. The building that has been restored is well-done and well-maintained. It was a very instructive trip and well worth the effort. Tom recommends it to anyone whose relatives came through there on their journey to the United States of America. The day was capped off with a drink at Placido Domingo's Restaurant on 50th Street and then a walk back to Grand Central Station, where the participants took their respective trains back home.

1963
Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner
John T. Andrews Jr. is a senior vice president and general counsel of SCORUS, a property and casualty reinsurance company located in New York City. James J. Cavan recently accepted a position with VELCRO USA in Manchester, N.H. Joseph J. Delfino, a professor in the environmental engineering science department at the University of Florida in Gainesville, was a U.S. delegate to the General Assembly of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (W.F.E.O.), held recently in Madrid, Spain. He is the North American vice president of the committee on technology for the W.F.E.O.

1964
Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
Christopher J. Hoppin, who recently relocated to Peaks Island, Maine, continues to work as a communications consultant. 

1965
Class Co-Chairs
David J. Martel
Thomas F. McCabe
Frank E. Delmonico, D.D.S., who maintains a practice in Wakefield, R.I., was recently voted by his peers the number one general dentist and the number three cosmetic dentist in the state of Rhode Island. Brian T. Quinlan continues to work for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in New York City. 

1966
Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
William L. Juska Jr.
In October, the Middlesex Water Company, an investor-owned utility that supplies water and wastewater services to central and southern New Jersey and Delaware, appointed John R. Middleton, M.D., to its board of directors. Middleton has served as chair of the department of medicine at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy and Old Bridge Divisions in New Jersey since 1978, and as medical director since 1986; he is also a clinical professor of medicine at the UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, N.J., and a member of the faculty of the medical humanities program at Drew University in Madison. 

1967
Class Co-Chairs
P. Kevin Condron
John P. Sindoni
George E. Bettinger recently accepted the position of vice president, engineering, with ACT Medical, in Newton, Mass. Eugene F. Gaughan retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in October. Simon and Schuster has published a 1999 edition of the book, Hardball, by Christopher J. Matthews. His television program, "Hardball," now runs on MSNBC as well as CNBC, weekdays. Ralph K. Packard, managing director and chief financial officer of The Vanguard Group, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was recently named one of 11 top chief financial officers in the nation by CFO Magazine and Arthur Andersen.

1968
Class Co-Chairs
John T. Collins
Brian W. Hotarek
Brian W. Hotarek, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Stop and Shop Supermarket Co., headquartered in Quincy, Mass., has been named the 2000 New England Corporate Real Estate Executive recipient of NACORE.

1969
Class Chair
David H. Drinan
In November, Sprint announced that Anthony G. D'Agata has been named vice president and general manager of the Sprint Government Systems Division, Herndon, Va. Dennis G. Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Brooks Insurance Agency, Toledo, Ohio, has been named to the board of directors of Fifth Third Bank, Northwestern, Ohio. 

1970
Class Co-Chairs
Brian T. Mahon
James O. Walsh
John F. "Jack" Leonard III recently joined Jack Skehan's Tax Preparation of Gardiner in Maine. In February, John J. Millerick was named the treasurer and chief financial officer of Analogic Corp. in Peabody, Mass. Robert G. Simmons, who is the co-owner of Premier Properties/Better Homes and Gardens, with offices in the Brockton (Mass.) area, has been named president of the Greater Brockton Board of Realtors. 

1971
Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.
Thomas F. Egan has been appointed to the Westchester (N.Y.) Holocaust Commission, a nonprofit, interfaith organization dedicated to encouraging middle school and high school educators to teach the lessons of the Holocaust. Thomas C. Gariepy is vice president and director of corporate communications for Delaware Investments in Philadelphia, Pa. Louis N. Massery has recently been elected president of the Boston chapter of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. FleetBoston Financial Corp. has named Kevin P. Stiles executive vice president and market manager of its private clients group.

1972
Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly included a "Question and Answer" column with Eddie J. Jenkins Jr. in its Nov. 1 issue; Jenkins currently maintains a private law practice in Boston. Mark M. Maloney was named the director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority in January. Patrick A. Pardee, who teaches chemistry and physics at Saint Joseph High School in Trumbull, Conn., was honored in December for his 25 years of service to the Diocese of Bridgeport. 

1973
Class Co-Chairs
Gregory C. Flynn
Edward P. Meyers
Philip J. Crowley, who recently retired from the Air Force after 26 years of service, is now the Pentagon's deputy spokesman to the assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, Ken Bacon, in Washington, D.C. Michael C. Farrell was a featured speaker at the 1999 National Indian Gaming Association Human Resources Conference held in Chandler, Ariz. In January, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, Ind., announced that Thomas W. Grein has been promoted to vice president and treasurer. Anthony J. Konieczny has recently been promoted to operations manager of the aerospace division of Titeflex Corp. in Springfield, Mass. In November, Becton Dickinson & Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J., announced that Edward J. Ludwig has been named to the company's board of directors. Ludwig, who was named president of Becton Dickinson in May, was also elected chief executive officer, effective in January. Timothy R. Manning has been named the director of employer relations, labor relations and health at NSTAR, a newly formed holding company for Boston Edison, ComElectric, ComGas, Cambridge Electric and several unregulated subsidiaries. Michael J. Tierney and John J. Murphy have recently been named trustees of the Epiphany School Foundation, which oversees and supports the Epiphany School in Manhattan. Tierney has also been named a trustee of Xavier High School in New York City.

1974
Class Co-Chairs
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.
Edward J. Sullivan
Lt. Col. Robert J. Brennan, USMC, who returned from Guatemala in July 1999, is now stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. James R. Lund is now working for Catholic Relief Services as a regional representative in Chicago, Ill. James C. Lynch, who lives in Boca Raton, Fla., works as deputy editor of Globe, the national tabloid magazine. Kevin J. McAllister, who is a partner in the Providence/Taunton law firm of Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio and McAllister, is the president of the Cranston (R.I.) City Council. Donald McKeon Jr. was recently promoted to the position of publisher of Brassey's Inc., a book publishing house located in Dulles, Va. Anthony T. Vacchione Jr. has been made a partner in the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York City.

1975
Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.
Michael G. Bristol and his wife, Lynn '78, announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Anne. H. Thomas Cowell recently received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for service as the executive of a volunteer training unit in the Naval Reserve. Stephen J. Giblin is the president and chief executive officer of Newmarket International Inc. in Portsmouth, N.H. On Nov. 20, Lester B. Johnson III received Omega Psi Phi fraternity's "Citizen of the Year Award." The mayor of Savannah, Ga., also issued a proclamation designating Nov. 20, 1999, as "Lester B. Johnson III Day" in Savannah. Paul J. McKenna III, D.M.D., has been elected president of the Northeast Society of Orthodontists. In July, Bradley A. Mulkern started a new business, Gold Brick Software Inc. in Bethlehem, Pa. John W. Sondermann is currently working as a senior military analyst for Computing Technologies Inc. and Omega Systems Inc. in Quantico, Va. 

1976
Class Chair
Thomas E. Ryan
Class Correspondent
Thomas C. Healey
Arthur P. Davidson has been named the sports editor of The Marlboro (Mass.) Enterprise. John C. Hampsey has been promoted to full professor in the English department at the California Poly Technic State University in San Luis Obispo. 

1977
Class Co-Chairs
Kathleen T. Connolly
Shaun P. Mathews
Andrew J. Calamare III, who has been of counsel with the Boston law firm of Quinn and Morris since 1990, was recently named president of the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts. Fayne E. Erickson has been named the publisher of Ms. Magazine in New York City. Lt. Col. James K. Haldeman, USMCR, who has been with American Airlines for the past 10 years, has been promoted to captain on the MD-80 aircraft out of Boston's Logan Airport. Joann Lund and her husband, David, announce the birth of their twins, Walter and Sonya. Kathleen N. Sullivan, who is an attorney with the Manchester, N.H., law firm of Wadleigh, Starr and Peters, is the chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.

1978
Class Co-Chairs
Marcia Hennelly Moran
Mark T. Murray
Michael H. Shanahan
Lynn S. Bristol and her husband, Michael '75, announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Anne. In November, Bruce A. Cardello was appointed a justice for the Newport (N.H.) District Court. David H. Stahelski, who is the vice president of administration at Milford (Conn.) Hospital, recently gave a presentation to a delegation of 15 medical officers and national health ministers from India attending the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Fellowships program at the University of Connecticut. 

Rev. Pius Charles Murray, C.S.S., '79 meets the Pope
On Feb. 12, 2000, Rev. Pius Charles Murray, C.S.S., '79, the newly elected General Councillor of the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, met with Pope John Paul II in Clementine Hall at the Vatican. The meeting marked the end of the Stigmatine Order's 34th General Chapter held in Rome. Fr. Murray, who is  pursuing his Ph.D. in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, is a professor of New Testament at the Pontifical Institute Regina Mundi in Rome. 

1979
Class Co-Chairs
George A. Ashur
Deborah Pelles
Ronald L. Phipps, who was recently named to the Bishop Hendricken High School Hall of Fame, Warwick, R.I., was the recipient of the Alumni Service Award. Phipps, who is the broker/president of Phipps Realty in Warwick, was also named the president of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors in October. 

 

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