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1900-1975

1976-1995

1996-2005

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

The Jan. 23 edition of The Lowell (Mass.) Sun newspaper included a story about John P. Chemaly and his selection by the Yankee Clipper Council of the Boy Scouts of America as the recipient of its 2006 Distinguished Citizen Award, for his humanitarian efforts. Co-owner of Trinity Ambulance in Lowell, Chemaly has been involved with many community service organizations, including the March of Dimes and the Boys & Girls Club of Lowell; he also served nine years on the board of Lowell Catholic High School and assisted with its fund-raising efforts. Thomas R. Gleason, executive director of MassHousing in Boston, has been selected to serve as a member of the advisory board of the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman.

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

The city of New York YWCA selected Mary L. Brienza as one of its honorees at the association's "Salute to Women Leaders Lunch," held last November in New York; Brienza serves as vice president, corporate audit and regulatory quality review, of the New York Stock Exchange. Jeffrey R. Gould writes that he is now vice president and general counsel of The Saint Consulting Group, a land-use and zoning politics consulting firm, with five offices in the United States and one in London; he is based at the company's headquarters in Hingham, Mass. James W. "Jim" Keyes announced in November his retirement as the president and chief executive officer of 7-Eleven, Inc.; he also resigned from his position as a member of the corporation's board of directors. Keyes had recently been inducted into the Convenience Store Industry Hall of Fame as retail honoree for 2005, at a dinner event held by Convenience Store News in Dallas. John Paul "J. P." Lenney has accepted a position as senior vice president of ALEKS Corp., an educational software company in Santa Ana, Calif.

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

Chesapeake Utilities Corp., Dover, Del., announced in December the promotion of Paul M. Barbas to the position of chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1. Barbas, who joined the company in August 2003 as vice president, was promoted to executive vice president in October 2004; his responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company's business units as well as continuing to focus on its strategic business direction. Last July, BellSouth announced that Broderick D. Johnson has been appointed vice president-federal relations, in its Washington, D.C., office. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals, Boca Raton, Fla., announced in September the appointment of Joseph S. Johnson to the newly created position of senior vice president of the company. Charles F. "Chuck" Mullen Jr. and his wife, Sue, announce the birth of their daughter, Petunia, on Nov. 16. Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y., honored Charles F. Murphy for his longtime support of the hospital, at its annual fund-raising event held last October; Murphy, who has worked 27 years for the Turner Construction Company, currently serves as vice president and general manager of its New York office.

1979
Class Co-Chairs
Glennon L. Paredes
Deborah A. Pelles

Last December, Col. William F. "Bill" Sinnott, USMCR, was appointed to a five-year term on the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Mass.; last November, he was invited to serve as guest speaker at the Veterans Day program held in Milton, Mass. The Boston law firm Nutter, McLennen & Fish recently announced that David R. Sullivan has joined the practice as a partner in its tax department. Carroll College, Helena, Mont., selected William J. Wenthe to deliver the keynote address last November at the college's third annual Carroll Literary Festival. Wenthe serves as associate professor of English at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, specializing in creative writing and 20th-century poetry; he is the author of two volumes of poetry, Not Till We are Lost and Birds of Hoboken.

1980
Class Co-Chairs
J. Christopher Collins
Elizabeth Palomba Sprague
Kathleen L. Wiese

The law firm Morrison Mahoney announced in December that John G. Bagley, a partner in its Springfield, Mass., office, has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Law & Politics  magazine; selection is based on a peer review survey. TandemSeven, a consulting firm specializing in the usability and design of complex applications, announced last May the appointment of Lawrence J. Najjar as principal user experience architect, in its Austin, Texas office.

1981
Class Co-Chairs
James G. Healy
Katharine Buckley McNamara
Elizabeth Stevens Murdy
William J. Supple

Debra J. "Debbie" Olson Adiletta is an adjunct instructor of mathematics and computer information systems at Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y. The Sept. 10 edition of the Minneapolis, Minn., newspaper Star Tribune included an article, titled "A clean start at Ecolab"—about Douglas M. Baker Jr. and his tenure as president and chief executive officer of the St. Paul, Minn.-based firm; Baker, who joined the company in 1989, has served in this capacity since July 2004. Karen Kolbe Greene has joined Seltzer Nutritional Technologies, Carlsbad, Calif., as director, package engineering. Capt. Stephen Greene, USN, assumed command of the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) last August in San Diego.

1982
Class Co-Chairs
Jean Kelly Cummings
Susan L. Sullivan

The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, announced in November that Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., has joined the center as senior vice president and chief medical officer—and, also, that he has become a member of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The RDW Group announced in September that James G. McManus has joined its Boston office as a vice president in the public relations practice. The Progress Software Corp. announced in August the appointment of Bernard D. "Bernie" Prusaczyk Jr., as the vice president of sales for its Progress EasyAsk division, a provider of natural language ad-hoc query solutions, located in Marlborough, Mass. Jane F. Ryder, who is currently a senior manager with the commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation, earned her master of public administration degree last June from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.; she was a recipient of the commonwealth's Bradford Fellowship, which is awarded to state employees in order to further their career in public service.

1983
Class Co-Chairs
Patricia G. Haylon
David J. Trasatti

Last June, Darrell C. Byers was appointed vice chancellor of institutional advancement at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Richard G. "Rich" Canedo and his wife, Laura, announce the birth of their son, James Alfred "Jamie," on April 14, 2005. William F. Martin Jr. was recently elected the 85th mayor of the city of Lowell, Mass. The Sept. 23 edition of the Malden Observer newspaper included the announcement that James P. Swanson has joined the faculty of Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield, Mass.

1984
Class Co-Chairs
Edward J. Lynch III
Fred J. O'Connor
Carmine L. Salvucci

Michael J. Kennedy recently received a Small Business Administration (SBA) Rising Star award from SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" and the U.S. SBA, on behalf of his business, Competitive Innovations, LLC—a Web and technology company located in McLean, Va.; founder of the company, he serves as its president and chief executive officer. The SBA program honors entrepreneurs who have successfully increased their business; Kennedy's father, Thomas L. '58, a SCORE counselor in North Falmouth, Mass., was recognized for the assistance he provided in helping the company succeed. Elizabeth A. Madaras Thompson and her husband, Dave, announce the birth of their daughter, Sara Rose, on Aug. 18, 2004.

1985
Class Co-Chairs
Thomas M. Flynn
Joseph Terranova
Class Correspondent
Joanne S. Niland

Robert F. Shea Jr. writes that he has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of ConnecticuT Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (CTFEAT)—"a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding services and opportunities throughout Connecticut for children with autism spectrum disorders."

1986
Class Co-Chairs
Virginia M. Ayers
Patrick L. McCarthy Jr.
Edward T. O'Donnell
Kathleen Quinn Powers

Michael J. Chojnacki and his wife, Gloria, announce the birth of Colleen Frances and Paul Robert, on May 10. Loretta DiBianca Fois is the director of dance at Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, N.J., and president-elect of Dance New Jersey. Julie (Thompson) Quinn and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their daughter, Alice, in February 2005. Jean P. (Rainville) Randazzo, M.D., recently announced that she has moved into private practice, at Internal Medicine of Morristown, in New Jersey. Kevin E. Reilly, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon in Cincinnati. Patrick A. Rogers has been named a partner in the Providence, R.I., law firm Edwards & Angell; he joined the practice in 1997 as an attorney in its corporate department. Rosanne Craemer Shea is in her third year as president of ConnecticuT Families for Effective Autism Treatment, Inc. (CTFEAT), "a volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding services and opportunities throughout Connecticut for children with autism spectrum disorders." Linda Booth Sweeney and her husband, John '88, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Rose, on July 25. Brian D. Waldron and his wife, Helayne, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Erin, on Aug. 7.

MARRIED: Tracy A. O'Neil and Sean Collins, at Holy Trinity Church, West Harwich, Mass.

1987
Class Co-Chairs
Kathleen E. Moylan
James W. Nawn Jr.

The Nov. 5 edition of the Cleveland, Ohio, newspaper Plain Dealer included an article about Joseph F. "Joe" Cistoneand his work as the executive director of International Partners in Mission, an interfaith nonprofit organization headquartered in Cleveland Heights that serves the needs of the poor. The YWCA of Greater Lawrence in Lawrence, Mass., selected Patricia J. Gannon as an honoree at its annual Tribute to Women luncheon held last May; Gannon serves as the vice president for fiscal affairs and chief financial officer at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. Christopher K. "Chris" Murphy writes that he has joined Booz Allen Hamilton in Falls Church, Va., as a senior consultant, working with the chemical biological radiological nuclear and explosives group within the firm's global resilience natural team. Scott L. Rudy and his wife, Anke, announce the birth of their daughter, Isabelle Leilani, on July 27. Rudy is a senior vice president/head of Germany for Shinsei Bank; in this capacity he is responsible for building the bank's business—investment in performing and non-performing financial assets—in Europe.

1988
Class Co-Chairs
Ellen S. Conte
Paul E. Demit

Thomas P. Creaser and his wife, Mary '89, announce the birth of their daughter, Diana Janice, in October 2004. Creaser, who continues to work at Disney Publishing in New York City, now serves as the director of operations and business planning for Disney's U.S. magazine group. M. Katherine "Katie" Goodman was recently appointed the director of development for the Capitol Center for the Arts, a performing arts facility located in Concord, N.H. Robyn (Linehan) Kelliher and her husband, John, announce the birth of their daughter, Alannah Jordan, on Feb. 8, 2005. Robert Burke Magnus III is a vice president at ESPN in Bristol, Conn., and general manager of its new network, ESPNU, for college sports. After receiving his degree from the University of Denver (Colo.) Sturm College of Law in May 2004, Sean A. Moynihan clerked one year with a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals before accepting his present position as an assistant attorney general in the criminal justice section of the Colorado Attorney General's Office. John F. Sweeney and his wife, Linda '86, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Rose, on July 25. The Green Vale School, Old Brookville, N.Y., has announced the appointment of David R. Vachris as the new director of its upper school.

1989
Class Co-Chairs
Christina M. Buckley
Sean T. McHugh

Mary Curtin Creaser and her husband, Thomas '88, announce the birth of their daughter, Diana Janice, in October 2004. Creaser continues to work in the healthcare practice group of Fleishman Hillard, a public relations agency in New York City. Adenike M. Davidson has accepted a position as associate professor of English at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. Eileen (Shaw) DeSisto and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, on July 15, 2004. Megan (Golden) Hobson writes that, as of July 1, she was admitted to the partnership of Ernst & Young in Chicago. Cmdr. Thomas J. LaCoss, USN, and his wife, Rusty, announce the birth of their daughter, Madeleine Marie, on May 5. The Dec. 4 edition of KansasCity.com included a profile of Robert P. "Rob" McGovern, titled "This former Chief is special." Selected for recognition before the Dec. 4 Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos game at Arrowhead Stadium, McGovern had played four years in the National Football League—for Kansas City, Pittsburgh, New England and Cleveland. The article describes his work as a prosecutor for the New York City District Attorney's Office and his military service with the Army following his return to active duty after 9/11—in Afghanistan and in Iraq, as a JAG officer; McGovern received his degree from the Fordham University School of Law in New York City. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. recently announced that Sean T. McHugh has been named a managing director; he works in the company's Tokyo office. The Oct. 24 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly announced that Douglas B. McLaughlin and Stephen T. Langer have formed the Boston law firm of Langer & McLaughlin; McLaughlin concentrates his practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions.

1990
Class Co-Chairs
Nancy L. Meaney
Lisa M. Villa
Mark P. Wickstrom

Katherine "Kate" Gibson and Thomas A. Gormley III announce the birth of their son, Edward Buxton, on April 8, 2005. Kathryn M. "Kate" (Reed) Hardy and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of their daughter, Fiona Kathryn, on July 28. Lesley Carroll Hauser and her husband, Jim, announce the birth of their daughter, Victoria, on Aug. 9. An attorney with the Law Offices of Joseph F. O'Neil in Boston, Hauser specializes in immigration law. Noel Birle Ix and her husband, Tom, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Colette, on Jan. 10, 2005. Thomas A. Osmond and his wife, Tina, announce the birth of their son, Thomas Fitzgerald, on July 3. Osmond, who works for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York City, completed his M.B.A. in finance last May from the Columbia Business School, also in New York City. Maria Genecco Stotz and her husband, Tim, announce the birth of their son, Timothy Vincent, on Aug. 31.

1991
Class Co-Chairs
Peter J. Capizzi
John R. Hayes Jr.
Kristin M. Kraeger

Julie Solinski Faller has been promoted to assistant vice president / state counsel at the United General Title Insurance Company in White Plains, N.Y. Kathleen Kiely Gouley and her husband, Jeff, announce the birth of their son, Aidan Padraig, on June 30. Gouley is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the New York University Child Study Center in New York City. Melissa "Missy" (Domaloan) Layden and her husband, Will '94, announce the birth of their son, James William, on Feb. 1, 2005.

1992
Class Co-Chairs
Maura E. McGovern
Timothy D. McGovern
Christopher J. Serb

Denise (Rullo) Donovan and her husband, Greg, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Rose, in September 2004. Katherine M. Gallagher, legal officer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, was invited by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to present a lecture last November on the role of the International Tribunal in the quest for justice, peace and reconciliation in the Balkans. Gallagher's address was part of a monthlong program sponsored by the college, titled "Remembering the War in Bosnia: A Ten Year Commemoration"―presented in honor of the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords that marked an end to the three-year war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The movie, Filmic Achievement, written and directed by Kevin G. Kerwin and produced by Katherine "Kate" O'Neil Kerwin, was screened at the 24th annual Three Rivers Film Festival held last November in Pittsburgh. Maura J. Walsh and her husband, Mark, announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Elizabeth, on March 24, 2005.

1993
Class Co-Chairs
Patrick J. Comerford
Eileen Kasprzak Read

Mary A. D'Argenis writes that she has recently joined the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group in Miami as the food and beverage operations manager; she also serves as an adjunct instructor in the hospitality program at Miami Dade College. Cynthia Zmijewski Demers continues to serve as a math specialist at an elementary school in Virginia. John C. Demers is pursuing a one-year position as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. The Dec. 8 edition of the Fairhaven (Mass.) weekly newspaper, Advocate, included an article about Kristin B. Flynn and her new position as business manager for the Acushnet (Mass.) Public Schools. Eugene F. "Gene" Fredey and his wife, Maura '94, recently purchased Carole Industries, Inc., a kitchen and bath design company located in Woburn, Mass. Colleen (Deters) Gilroy and her husband, John, announce the birth of their son, Edward Philip "Ned," on Oct. 14. Gilroy continues to work part time as a physical therapist in skilled nursing facilities. Andrea Shea McGinn and her husband, Jay, announce the birth of their son, David Francis, on April 30, 2005. James P. "Jay" McLarnon Jr. and his wife, Laura '96, announce the birth of their son, Henry James, on Aug. 22. Margaret M. Murray is a partner at the Sandusky, Ohio law firm of Murray & Murray; president of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio; and trustee of the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. Karen Hathaway Viani and her husband, Roger, announce the birth of their son, Jared Christopher, on May 25.

MARRIED: Jennifer A. Connorton and Brendan J. Mulholland, M.D., on Nov. 26, at the Roman Catholic Church of Our Saviour in New York City.

1994
Class Chair
Amanda M. Robichaud

The Oct. 18 edition of the Bristol(Conn.) Press announced that Christine M. Bartus, M.D., a colon and rectal surgeon, has joined the staff of New Britain (Conn.) General Hospital and the practice of the Connecticut Surgical Group, also in New Britain. Molly (Freeman) Daudelin and her husband, Douglas, announce the birth of their daughter, Clare Marie, on April 5, 2005. Damon J. DeTeso, M.D., works in a private radiology practice in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Jennifer (Hebert) Dubrule and her husband, Craig, announce the birth of their son, Matthew Craig, on May 25. Alfio Fichera, who earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Tufts University, Medford, Mass., in September 2004, currently works as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. Maura Kelly Fredey and her husband, Gene '93, recently purchased Carole Industries, Inc., a kitchen and bath design company located in Woburn, Mass.; Maura, who is a freelance communications consultant, also handles the marketing and advertising for the company. Thomas P. Gearan, M.D., and his wife, Tevis, announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Marie, on June 15. Gearan is now working at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, in internal medicine–primary care. Kristin (Furey) Graffam and her husband, Ward, announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Mary, on Dec. 20, 2004. Meghan (Macnamara) and L. Timothy "Tim" Halleron announce the birth of their son, Patrick O'Connor, on Oct. 5, 2004. James M. Ingoglia now works for the New York City Law Department in the affirmative litigation division. William R. "Will" Layden and his wife, Missy '91, announce the birth of their son, James William, on Feb. 1, 2005. Timothy M. Mahoney, M.D., and his wife, Patty, announce the birth of their daughter, Rosemary Alice, in April 2005. Mahoney writes that he completed his residency in radiology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., last June. Jennifer (Gregorski) Niece and her husband, Brian, announce the birth of their daughter, Kayla Elizabeth, on Sept. 20. Niece currently teaches at Assumption College. Brian P. Nigri and his wife, Cheryl, announce the adoption of their daughter, Alia Grace, from Almaty, Kazakhstan in November 2004; Alia was born on Nov. 9, 2003. Karen (Simes) Phillips and her husband, Theodore, announce the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Mary, on April 29, 2005. James A. Piacentine, M.D., and his wife, Colleen, announce the birth of their daughter, Lauren, on May 2. Margaret "Meg" (Fleming) Radzik and her husband, Joe, announce the birth of their twins, William Brian and Katharine Margaret, on Oct. 2. Laurie (Carson) Shufrin and her husband, Dan, announce the birth of their son, Benjamin John, on Aug. 15. Mariah Quinn Silva and her husband, Josh, announce the birth of their son, Abraham Quinn Silva, on Feb. 2, 2005. Jennifer (Gilleece) Sulzer and her husband, Bill, announce the birth of their twins, Caitlin Anne and Jacquelyn Gilleece, on Oct. 2, 2004. Christopher B. Summers is now an associate partner at IBM Business Consulting Services, working out of the company's Chicago office.

MARRIED: Joseph C. Gallagher and Lauren Labrecque, on Oct. 30, 2004, in Fair Haven, N.J.

1995
Class Co-Chairs
Christopher J. Caslin
B. Timothy Keller
Shelagh Foley O'Brien

After teaching one year at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, Ethan T. Adams accepted a position at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr announced in December the appointment of Patrick J. Cammarata as of counsel in the corporate department of its Boston office. Steven E. Colon works for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, in Arlington, Va., performing employment litigation. Keri Fiore DeAngelo and her husband, Michael, announce the birth of their son, Michael Patrick, on July 2. The Bridgeport, Conn., law practice Zeldes, Needle & Cooper announced in January the appointment of Robert M. Frost Jr. as a shareholder; Frost, who joined the firm in 1998, specializes in civil and criminal litigation in state and federal courts. Michelle (Chambers) and Sean J. Mack announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail, on April 6, 2005. Alexander A. Merati writes that he is now the financial manager for the Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University. Marybeth McLean and John W. Roberts announce the birth of their daughter, Maura Katherine, on July 15. Jennifer F. Stuart is working for CSC Italia in Rome as an information technology consultant. Alison (Brown) Wilcox and her husband, Jonathan, announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth, on June 11.

MARRIED: Steven E. Colon and Lauren E. Strobel, on July 30, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ellicott City, Md.

 

 

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