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1935
Rev. Edward J. Dyer is celebrating the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood; retired from active ministry in 1985, Fr. Dyer had most recently served as pastor of St. Catherine of Sweden Parish in Worcester.

1941
Class Chair
John J. Ryan
Robert E. Scully, M.D., writes that, on April 18, a ceremony was held at Harvard Medical School in Boston, celebrating the establishment of the Robert E. Scully Professorship in Pathology—in recognition of his contributions to pathology and medicine in general at the medical school and at Massachusetts General Hospital, over a period of 55 years.

1943
Class Chair
James L. Garrity
Class Correspondent
Anthony N. Tomasiello
John R. McCarthy writes that he has been reelected treasurer of the Friends of the Peterborough (N.H.) Town Library.

1946
Class Chair
Robert X. Tivnan
Thomas M. Stark writes that he has published a history book about his hometown on Long Island, N.Y., titled Riverhead: The Halcyon Years 1861-1919.

1950
Class Chair
Kirby Hendee
Rev. Thomas F. O’Brien is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. A longtime priest of the Diocese of Worcester and an active contributor to the ecumenical movement since its inception in the 1960s, Fr. O’Brien is currently serving parishes in the Diocese of Venice, Fla.

1951
Class Chair
Albert J. McEvoy Jr.
Rev. Cornelius F. O’Leary is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood; retired from active ministry in 2004, Fr. O’Leary had most recently served as pastor of St. Martin Parish in Otter River, Mass.

1953
Class Chair
Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J.

The Illinois State University College of Business selected J.D. Power III as the keynote speaker for its 2006 Business Week program held last March; the title of his address was “The Power of the Voice/Tell It Like It Is ... The Consumer is Always Right.” Power is the founder of the marketing information firm J.D. Power and Associates, based in Westlake, Calif.

1956
Class Chair
Daniel M. Dunn

The Nov. 24 edition of the weekly newspaper Peterborough(N.H.) Transcript included a profile of Eugene C. “Gene” Kellogg, titled “Retirement is a full-time job for Kellogg.” Chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Peterborough and an ex officio member of the Planning Board, Kellogg also serves as a member of the town’s Master Plan Steering Committee and the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee; during his career, he had worked 28 years for Sylvania Inc.

1956
Class Chair
William J. Ellis

Raymond A. Nothnagle
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England recently appointed Robert P. Fitzgerald to its board of directors; Fitzgerald serves as senior vice president of Acordia Insurance in Boston. Raymond A. Nothnagle, retired chairman of Nothnagle Realtors in Rochester, N.Y., received two honors last January: The National Association of Realtors granted him realtor emeritus membership status, in recognition of his 40 years of service as a Realtor and his contributions to the profession; and, the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors awarded Nothnagle lifetime membership, in appreciation of his 47-year membership and participation in the association.

1958
Class Chair
Braden A. Mechley
Class Correspondent
Arthur J. Andreoli

The Feb. 24 edition of the weekly newspaper North Andover(Mass.) Citizen featured a story about Rev. Paul T. Keyes and his ministry as a diocesan priest; Fr. Keyes has served as the pastor of St. Michael Parish in North Andover since 1993. According to an article in the Dec. 8 edition of the weekly newspaper Mansfield News, Robert K. “Bob” Marzik was one of seven honorees recently recognized by the Stratford (Conn.) Oldtimers Athletic Association at its 40th annual Golden Crown Awards Dinner. Recipient of the John “Jack” Geary Award, Marzik had been the winner of many skeet shooting titles during his career, in New England, the Mid-Atlantic States and Canada; in 1989, he was inducted into the Connecticut Skeet Hall of Fame. A longtime member of the athletic association, Marzik maintains a private law practice in Stratford. The April bulletin of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus noted that Rev. Paul A. Schweitzer, S.J.—who serves as a professor of mathematics at the Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil—was elected last March as a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. It was also mentioned that Fr. Schweitzer had been selected to deliver the plenary address on faith and science last May at the Ciencia, Religión & Fe, Un diálogo posible? symposium in Havana, Cuba, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Havana. James E. “Jim” Tracy was recently selected for induction into the Bristol (Conn.) Sports Hall of Fame; a multi-sport athlete at his alma mater Bristol High School, he had been a member of the varsity baseball team at Holy Cross.

1960
Class Co-Chairs
George M. Ford
George F. Sullivan Jr.

Lawrence J. DeNardis, president emeritus of the University of New Haven in Connecticut, was recently selected by the Commodore John Barry Assembly 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus as the recipient of its Charles Carroll of Carrollton Award. Bay Path College, Longmeadow, Mass., selected John M. Greaney as the guest speaker for its 12th annual celebration of Law Day held last April; Greaney serves as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Last March, Jay O’Callahan Jr. performed The Labyrinth of Uncle Mark and a selected Pill Hill story at the Bloomsburg (Pa.) Theatre Ensemble.

1961
Class Chair
C. Clark Hodgson Jr.

Thomas E. Cronin currently serves as the McHugh Professor of American Institutions and Leadership at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Previously, he had been the 12th president of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., from 1993 until his retirement in June 2005; Cronin received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the 120th commencement ceremony. The college publication Whitman Magazine marked the occasion of Cronin’s retirement in its July 2005 issue, including accolades from faculty, staff and students, as well as copies of his commencement address and farewell letter. Patrick J. Doherty writes that, in 1992, he became associated with the National Football League as a consultant—and that, since 1995, he has been serving as an NFL security representative for Cincinnati. Vincent E. Furey Jr., who is chief executive officer of Medical Network, Inc., in Portland, Maine, has recently been elected chairman of the board of trustees of the University of New England in Biddeford and Portland; Furey received an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university in June 2005. Peter H. Maher, M.D., writes that he is now a volunteer physician for AmeriCares and a clinical instructor for fourth-year M.D.-Ph.D. students at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. Maher had practiced internal medicine/cardiology for 35 years in Greenwich, Conn., prior to his retirement in 2003. Robert G. Weiss continues to practice law in Wayne, N.J., with his nephew, Peter F. ’86, in the firm Weiss Law Offices.

1962
Class Chair
William J. O’Leary Jr.
William J. Coffey writes that he has been appointed an adjunct professor at the Roger Williams University Ralph R. Papitto School of Law in Bristol, R.I. Rev. John E. Doran, who currently serves as the pastor of St. Leo Parish in Leominster, Mass., is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

1963
Class Chair
Charles J. Buchta
Class Correspondent
Michael J. Toner

Richard F. Casten has recently been named the D. Allan Bromley Professor of Physics at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.; Casten joined the staff at Yale in 1995 as a professor of physics and as the director of the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory. The University of California, Riverside, invited Billy Collins to serve as a speaker for its 2006 Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series, titled “Beyond Boundaries: Explorations and Experimentation in Science, Art, and Statecraft.” Collins, who was U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001-03, is distinguished professor of English at CUNY-Lehman College in New York City. The Dec. 15 edition of the Fairfield(Conn.) Minuteman included the announcement that W. Paul Maloney has been elected chairman of the advisory board of the Thomas Merton Center in Bridgeport, Conn.; he serves as president of Paul Maloney & Associates, a management consulting firm in Fairfield.

1964
Class Chair
Ronald T. Maheu
Class Correspondent
William S. Richards
The May-July edition of the publication Commonwealthincluded an article about Paul A. La Camera and his work at WBUR since his appointment, last year, as general manager of the Boston University-owned radio station. Peter E. McCarren, M.D., writes that he has retired from the Navy after 40 years in the Reserve; he adds that, having closed his medical practice, he is now accepting temporary positions (locum tenens work) as a “traveling doctor” in various states.

1966
Class Chair
Kenneth M. Padgett
Class Correspondent
William L. Juska Jr.

James P. Murphy writes that he was elected to a second term as a member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Metro Washington, D.C., and Eastern Pennsylvania. Christopher J. “Chris” Shea currently owns and operates The Landing Restaurants in Marblehead and Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.

1967
Class Co-Chairs
John J. McLaughlin Jr.
John P. Sindoni

The LSB Corp., North Andover, Mass., announced in November the appointment of Gerald T. “Gerry” Mulligan as the president, chief executive officer and a director of the corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary Lawrence Savings Bank, effective last January; the Jan. 6 edition of the Boston Business Journal featured an article about Mulligan and his recent appointment in its Executive Profile column. The April edition of the monthly newspaper West Hartford(Conn.) Life included an article about the longtime local big band Strictly Swing, of which Wayne J. Sassano is a member.

1968
Class Co-Chairs
Alfred J. Carolan Jr.
John T. Collins

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley in Shelton, Conn., selected Dominick J. Thomas Jr. as the recipient of its 2006 Service to Youth Award. Thomas is a partner in the Derby, Conn., law firm of Cohen & Thomas.

1969
Class Co-Chairs
David H. Drinan
James W. Igoe
Daniel L. Spada, M.D.

Peter P. Karpawich, M.D., professor of pediatric medicine and director of cardiac electrophysiology at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, writes that HOUR Detroit magazine recently selected him as one of the “Best Doctors in Metropolitan Detroit.”

1970
Class Co-Chairs
Anthony M. Barclay
John R. Doyle, M.D.

The Flagship Bank and Trust Company, Worcester, announced in April the appointment of Robert P. Lombardi as chairman of its board of directors. Lombardi, who is a partner in the Worcester office of the law firm Mirick O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, specializes in business law and finance.

1971
Class Chair
Robert T. Bonagura
Class Correspondent
Jerome J. Cura Jr.

The Jan. 17 edition of the Farmington, Maine, newspaper Franklin Journal included the announcement that Stephen J. Kelleher Jr. has been appointed program director at Healthy Community Coalition, an affiliate of the Franklin Community Health Network, in Wilton, Maine. Kelleher’s responsibilities include oversight of the new Healthy Communities Access Project for implementing electronic pharmaceutical prescribing in Franklin County and management of grants administration and planning. Brian A. O’Connell was featured in a column by Clive McFarlane that appeared in the Jan. 16 issue of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, titled “O’Connell: Passion still burning”—about his 22-year tenure on the Worcester School Committee; O’Connell serves as the director of administrative services for the West Boylston Public Schools. Thomas C. Piemonte, M.D., was recently named governor-elect from Massachusetts to the board of the American College of Cardiology. Piemonte serves as director of the Catheterization Laboratory and the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.

1972
Class Chair
Allan F. Kramer II

Leonard P. Cooper was quoted in an article that appeared in the Jan. 18 edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette by Clive McFarlane, titled “Finding freedom in fetters”—about the legacies of the civil rights movement. Cooper, who works for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, is director of the Fitchburg region. Frank T. Kartheiser was the guest speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast, held Jan. 16 at the United Church of Christ, Federated, in Webster, Mass.; Kartheiser serves as director and lead organizer of Worcester Interfaith. Joseph B. “Joe” McDonough is the executive director of the Massachusetts Judges Conference and a fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, McCormack Center for Democracy & Development. McDonough writes that, last December, he led a delegation of judges and attorneys to Moscow to train Russian judges on intellectual property rights; he adds that he participated with U.S. Embassy and trade officials in meeting with the Russian Federation on stopping piracy. The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore recently announced the selection of Michael T. Warshaw as the recipient of its Irishman of the Year award, presented to “men who by word and deed have shown outstanding devotion to the United States and great pride in their Irish heritage.” A longtime member, past president and board member of the organization, Warshaw maintains a law practice in Red Bank, N.J.

1973
Class Co-Chairs
William F. Bagley Jr.
Philip J. Crowley
Gregory C. Flynn

The March 12 edition of the Providence(R.I.) Sunday Journal included a story about Rev. Joseph J. Bruce, S.J., and his ministry to the Deaf community in the Diocese of Providence, titled “A special calling/R.I.’s deaf celebrate the return of signed Mass.” In July 2005, Fr. Bruce was appointed director of the diocesan Apostolate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Dec. 26 edition of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly included a Q&A with Patrick T. Jones in its “Lawyers of the Year” column; Jones is a founding partner of the Boston firm Cooley, Manion, Jones. John B. Kearney is now a partner in the Voorhees, N.J., office of the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll; he focuses his practice on litigation, product liability and mass tort. In November 2004, D. Douglas Keegan was elected to the Pajaro Valley Unified School District board of trustees in Santa Cruz County, Calif. The March edition of CFO magazine included an interview with John J. Mahoney Jr., who works for Staples, Inc.; chief financial officer of the company for the past 10 years, he now oversees global strategic planning and business development, among other responsibilities, in his new position as vice chairman. The March issue of the Special Libraries Association journal Information Outlook included an article about Tony V. Stankus in its SLA Member Profile column, titled “A Positive Influence on Young Information Professionals.” In addition, Stankus, who serves as science librarian at the College and as adjunct professor for the survey of special libraries and scientific information sources at the University of Rhode Island, was recently honored by the Holy Cross Club of Greater Worcester with its 2006 Crusader of the Year award.

1974
Class Co-Chairs
Brian R. Forts
Edward J. Sullivan
Rodney J. “Rod” Baker is now head coach of the American Basketball Association professional team, the Rochester (N.Y.) RazorSharks. I. D’Arcy “Duffy” Brent III has recently been appointed vice president of development for the West Suburban YMCA in Newton, Mass. The Nov. 25 edition of the New England Real Estate Journal included an article about John T. Connolly and his company, Longwood Security Services, Inc., which he founded in 1986. Last March, SC Magazine announced the selection of Thomas M. Dunbar as its “Chief Security Officer of the Year,” in recognition of his professional accomplishments and technical expertise in the information technology security industry. The Feb. 8 edition of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette announced that Francis A. Ford has been elected to a second one-year term as president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation; Ford serves as the clerk of courts, Worcester Superior Court. The Monsanto Company announced in February that James V. O’Brien was a winner of its Science and Technology Career Award, in recognition of his ongoing contributions on behalf of Monsanto in science and research operations—in areas including corn research and patent invention. O’Brien serves as director, research, at the company’s Mystic, Conn., facility. Peter J. Reilly, who has served as a partner of the certified public accounting firm Carlin, Charron & Rosen, LLP, since 1997, now works in the company’s Westborough, Mass., office, as a member of its CCR Advisory Group. Robert W. “Bob” Tomlinson, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, writes that he is a professor in history and national security decision making for California State University at Northridge and the Naval War College’s Distant Education Program; he is also pursuing his Ph.D. at Claremont (Calif.) Graduate University.
MARRIED: Robert W. Tomlinson and Katherine Biehusen Dunnavant ’77, on Nov. 19.

1975
Class Co-Chairs
Joseph W. Cummings
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.

The Dec. 12 edition of Business Week included an article about Stephen W. Fesik and his work as divisional vice president for cancer research at Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill.—titled “Cancer Cells With A Death Wish / Is Abbott Labs’ Stephen Fesik closing in on a way to make them self-destruct?”

 

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