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  Class Notes
     
    1925-1979

1980-1989

1990-2000


1937 
Class Chair  
Charles H. Keenan  
Class Correspondent  
John J. Nugent  
Joseph A. O'Grady, M.D., who is a retired physician, volunteers on Wednesday mornings at an indigent clinic and tutors two elementary school children one hour per week; he also serves on the board of the Kansas Learning Center for Health.

1943  
Class Chair  
James L. Garrity  
Class Correspondent  
Anthony N. Tomasiello  
John R. McCarthy has completed 20 years as a singer in the Monadnock Chorus, a 120-voice group which appeared in Carnegie Hall for the first time in April 1998. He has been elected to a second three-year term as chairman of the Peterborough (N.H.) Town Library board of trustees. 

1944  
Class Chair  
John F. Brennan  
Martin C. McCue retired in March after 35 years in the milk business and 20 years with the Garden State Parkway Authority in New Jersey. 

1946 
Class Chair  
Thomas H. Smith  
Robert W. Ferris Jr. recently completed his term as president of the Boys and Girls Club of Paradise Ridge in California and as chairman of the Elk Lodge trustees. 

1947 
Class Chair  
George A. Cashman  
N. Kenneth Furlong, M.D., volunteers as a photographer at the Denver (Colo.) Art Museum. Rev. Joseph M. O'Malley, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Denver, Colo., and chaplain with the Denver Fire Department, went to Columbine High School, Littleton, Colo., to offer his assistance following the April 20th shootings there. 

1948 
Class Co-Chairs  
John F. Becker  
Vincent Zuaro  
Rev. Thomas J. Markey has been named senior priest at Blessed Sacrament Church, Worcester. 

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

Dear Classmates: 
Although supposedly retired, Joe Bodanza started an organization called Child Medical Connection, Inc., approximately four years ago, to help bring Vietnamese children stricken with polio to this country to receive medical care. The whole idea started after Joe visited Vietnam in 1995. On that trip he met a young man suffering from the after-effects of polio. Sympathetic to the youngster's plight, Joe formed his organization upon returning to the United States. Because of Child Medical Connection, afflicted children can now come to the United States for treatment at the Shriners Hospital, which provides free medical care to children under the age of 18. To date, 26 children from Vietnam have received help through the program. Their ages range from nine to 18. It is truly a labor of love for Joe Bodanza. 
Bob Donoghue reports that a publication of Gospel Messages by Bishop John Marshall, a deceased member of the Class of 1949, is currently being prepared. In addition, a new grammar school was recently named after Bishop Marshall in Burlington, Vt., where he previously served. J

oe Moran and his wife, Mary, are busy keeping up with their five children, two of whom live in Massachusetts; the others are currently residing in Kansas City, Dallas and Atlanta. Joe, who is a winter resident of Fort Myers, Fla., resides in Lynn, Mass., during the summer. 

Leo Troy, father of 10 children and 21 grandchildren, resides in Rhode Island in the summer and Florida in the winter; he still finds time to play as much golf as possible. 

Bob Massa has been a steady and loyal "bird dog" for football talent ever since graduation. He has sent 60 football players to Holy Cross from the Cincinnati area and there are seven recruits at Holy Cross. Bob has enjoyed the association of all the Holy Cross football coaches and has been especially close to former Head Coach Mark Duffner, who is now a coach with the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition, Bob and his wife, Helen, are active in the Serra Club and give talks on vocations to high school students during the fall of each year. 
That's all for now. 

1950  
Class Chair  
James P. Diggins  
Nicholas D. Mercadante, who is a retired partner and certified public accountant with Mercadante and Mercadante in Fitchburg, Mass., is currently the chairman of the board of the Fitchburg Savings Bank. In March, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of New Bedford, Mass., honored Thomas M. Quinn Jr. as the recipient of its "Person of the Year" award. 

1952  
Class Chair  
William J. Casey  
Class Correspondent  
Rev. John R. Mulvehill, S.T.D.  
Samuel J. Castellino, who has been a Chemung County Court Judge in Elmira, N.Y., since 1985, was confirmed by the New York State Senate as a Supreme Court Justice on Dec. 2, upon appointment by Gov. George Pataki. Raymond F. Medler, M.D., has retired from private practice in East Hampton, N.Y. John H. Treanor Jr. recently retired from the District of Columbia Superior Court. 

1954  
Class Chair  
Barry R. McDonough  
Class Correspondent  
Paul F. Dupuis  
L. Edward Considine Jr. is currently an environmental engineer with Hunt Engineers and Architects in Corning, N.Y. Donald R. Jolie, who is retired, works part time at a golf course and continues to sing in a barbershop chorus and quartet. 

1955 
Class Chair  
Paul F. Coveney  
Class Correspondent  
Robert F. Danahy  
On May 6, Richard Conway Casey, U.S. Federal Court Judge, was the recipient of the Blessed Hyacinth M. Cormier, O.P. Medal, at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. William J. McGrath, for the past two and one-half years, has been coordinating weekly nondenominational bereavement support groups at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Orange Park (Jacksonsville), Fla., and at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in St. Augustine, Fla. For the past five years, he has been a volunteer with the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, working with dying patients and counseling survivors. Joseph J. Reilly Jr., who works part time at Holy Cross as chairman of the Bishop Healy Committee, was one of the individuals featured in the article, "Keeping Busy / Working 'Retirees' Offer Lifetime of Wisdom," in the March 23 edition of the Telegram & Gazette. John D. Thornton Jr. is the administrator of surplus goods for the state of Ohio. 

John C. Corrigan '59 
John C. Corrigan continues to teach in the trial advocacy workshops at Harvard Law School and to serve as an adjunct professor of law at the Ralph R. Papitto School of Law of Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. An occasional lecturer on legal matters, he most recently had been a panelist on "Sophisticated Product Liability 1999" for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Inc. 
Corrigan also has interest in the recreation of historical trials. Stanford University last year used his redaction of the Lizzie Borden inquest and trial as the basis for a performance in which U.S. Supreme Court Justices William H. Rehnquist and Sandra Day O'Connor served as judges. In November, Corrigan played the role of the successful defense lawyer in the recreation of the 1832 Sarah Cornell murder case which was performed as a fund-raising event in the Bristol, R.I., Courthouse where the trial had taken place. Actor Anthony Quinn, a Bristol resident, played the role of the Chief Judge. 

"In my spare time," writes Corrigan, "I practice trial and appellate law in Fall River and Boston."

1956 
Class Chair  
Daniel M. Dunn  
J. Peter Lyons is the president and chief executive officer of The Lyons Cos., a Waltham, Mass.-based diversified financial services firm. William J. McDonough, president and chief financial officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke in March in Greenwich, Conn., about global finance and the American economy during a presentation sponsored by the Forum for World Affairs. 

1958 
Class Chair  
Braden A. Mechley  
Class Correspondent  
Arthur J. Andreoli  
The B.M.C. Durfee High School alumni association, Fall River, Mass., has selected John T. Harrington, M.D., to receive its Distinguished Alumni Award; Harrington has been the dean of the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston since 1996. John P. Leahy retired in January as chief fiscal officer of Fairfield, Conn. The Fairfield High School Scholarship Foundation selected Leahy to be recognized at its "Evening to Honor Excellence" dinner held in March. 

1959  
Class Chair  
William P. Maloney  
Class Correspondent  
John J. Ormond  
Edward J. Alzapiedi has worked 34 years for the General Electric Co. in Fairfield, Conn.; his most recent position has been consultant-union relations. Albert G. Bergen has been with Reader's Digest for 31 years in a variety of sales and marketing positions. William J. Lally has joined Investors Capital Management Inc. in Rowayton, Conn., as a consultant. William J. Moore has recently retired as president of Dynex Commercial Inc. Francis S. Ruddy, who is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Ruddy & Muir, also does book reviews for The Wall Street Journal. In December Ruddy was selected to speak in Naples, Fla., on the topic of the United Nations, as part of the Naples Council on World Affairs lecture series. 

Lawrence J. DeNardis '60 
Lawrence J. DeNardis, president of the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Conn., has been elected to a one-year term as chairman of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). DeNardis, who will serve as chairman until Feb. 4, 2000, had been vice chairman of the organization in 1998. NAICU represents private colleges and universities on public policy issues with the federal government. 

Prior to assuming the presidency of the University of New Haven in 1991, DeNardis had been the president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council and had been appointed chairman of the Connecticut Board of Governors of Higher Education. From 1981 to 1983, he represented Connecticut's third district in the U.S. House of Representatives and previously had served five terms in the state Senate. DeNardis had also been the assistant secretary for legislation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Reagan administration. 

A 1960 graduate of Holy Cross, DeNardis received his master's degree and doctorate from New York University.  At the start of his career, he was an associate professor and chair of the political science department of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. He also taught at the University of New Haven, Connecticut College and Yale University. 

1960  
Class Co-Chairs  
George M. Ford  
George F. Sullivan Jr.  
John F. Bacon, who is vice president for the Darien, Conn., office of Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., has been named to the All-American Team of the American Mutual Funds Group. John M. Greaney, associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, was selected as the guest speaker for the fifth annual celebration of Law Day, held at Bay Path College, Longmeadow, Mass., on April 28. 

1961  
Class Chair  
Joseph E. Dertinger Jr.  
Robert J. Berta is now associated with the Fairfield, Conn., law firm of Owens Schine & Nicola; his specialties include corporate and business law as well as tax and estate planning. 

1962  
Class Chair  
William J. O'Leary Jr.  
Joseph T. O'Connell, who is now retired as professor emeritus in the study of religion at St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Canada, continues to teach part time at the university. Anthony M. Pisacano, M.D., an ophthalmologist, is associated with the New York Eye Surgery Center, Bronx, N.Y. 

1963  
Class Chair  
Charles J. Buchta  
Class Correspondent  
Michael J. Toner  
Frederick T. Moore Jr., D.M.D., is the president of the New York State Society of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons for the 1997-99 term and a delegate from the state of New York to the American Association of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons House of Delegates, for four years. 

Gerald E. (Jerry) Colbert '64 is executive producer of the 1999 National Memorial Day Concert 
Jerry Colbert was the executive producer of the 10th anniversary broadcast of the PBS National Memorial Day Concert, which aired live on Sunday, May 30 from the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The 90-minute salute to three generations of American veterans included a tribute to Holy Cross math and physics professor, the late Rev. Joseph T. O'Callahan, S.J., who served as chaplain aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin during World War II. This segment, which included actual footage of the USS Franklin and a first-person narration by actor Charles Durning, described O'Callahan's efforts to extinguish fires, tend to the wounded, and minister to the dying aboard ship, following a Japanese air attack. For his valiant and heroic efforts, O'Callahan was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the first Navy chaplain to receive this award.

1964  
Class Chair  
Ronald T. Maheu  
Ronald J. Coulter has been promoted to vice president and chief operating officer with Global Weather Dynamics, Monterey, Calif. In November, Brian E. McGee joined the Denver, Colo., law firm of Jackson & Kelly. His practice continues to be in natural resources, with emphasis in coal and alternate energy representation.

1965  
Class Co-Chairs  
David J. Martel  
Thomas F. McCabe  
In November, the Quaker Oats Co., Chicago, Ill., named Terence D. Martin as its senior vice president and chief financial officer. 

1966  
Class Chair  
William L. Juska Jr.  
John J. Egan is a partner with the Springfield, Mass., law firm of Egan, Flanagan and Cohen. Cornelius T. Finnegan III has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with the Greenwich, Conn.-based insurance holding company, W.R. Berkley Corp. American Management Systems of Fairfax, Va., has named Robert L. Molino vice president, business enterprise solutions, in its Industrial and Utilities Consulting and Systems Group. His duties include providing solutions in electronic commerce, supply chain management and enterprise integration for clients primarily in the Department of Defense. Joseph M. O'Donnell, who is an attorney with the Augusta, Maine, law firm of Goodspeed and O'Donnell, has been reappointed to his fifth, four-year term, as the public administrator of Kennebec County. 

1968  
Class Co-Chairs  
John T. Collins  
Brian W. Hotarek  
Richard E. Ring is the executive director of the Travelers Aid Society of Boston. 

1969  
Class Chair  
David H. Drinan  
Francis X. (Frank) Blum is profit team director, L.A. North Profit Team, with the Tosco Marketing Co., Van Nuys, Calif. Joseph M. Incorvaia has been named fiscal director for Texaco Global Businesses, in White Plains, N.Y. F. Ford Loker Jr. has been appointed Maryland state representative of the Defense Research Institute, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. Loker, who is a partner with the Baltimore-based law firm of Church & Houff, concentrates his practice on mass torts and complex litigation. 

1970  
Class Co-Chairs  
Brian T. Mahon  
James O. Walsh  
Michael D. Jeans is now the chief executive officer and president of Roxy Systems Inc. in Hopkinton, Mass., an Internet company that markets consumer electronics products. James R. Matthews is the owner of Keegan Mortgage Corp. in Oreland, Pa. Rev. Edward D. Niccolls recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. 

1971 
Class Chair  
Robert T. Bonagura  
Class Correspondent  
Jerome J. Cura Jr.  
Paul F. Howard is the coordinator at the Antioch (Ill.) Senior Center. Kevin J. Plunkett, who is a partner in the New York City law firm of Plunkett and Jaffe, was elected to the board of directors of the U.S.B. Holding Co. Inc. and Union State Bank, Orangeburg, N.Y. New York Governor George E. Pataki has appointed James E. Sparkes a member of the Health Science Center Council. Sparkes, who is a managing partner in the Syracuse (N.Y.) firm of Harris Beach & Wilcox, concentrates his practice primarily in the area of general, corporate health services law. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas accepted the invitation to be the commencement speaker at the June 5th graduation exercises of the Southern New England School of Law in North Dartmouth, Mass. In April, Thomas addressed the John Carroll Society in Washington, D.C. 

1972  
Class Chair  
Allan F. Kramer II  
Thomas P. Connair, a partner in the Claremont, N.H., law firm of Leahy & Denault, was honored in April as the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year." Mark A. Dubois has joined the Reardon Law Firm in New London, Conn. 
MARRIED: Dennis M. Manning, M.D., and Elisabeth Fulton on Nov. 21, 1998 at Most Holy Name Catholic Church, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1973  
Class Co-Chairs  
Gregory C. Flynn  
Edward P. Meyers  
George F. Grask, president of Quad City Peterbilt, Davenport, Iowa, has been named "1999 Truck Dealer of the Year" by Heavy Duty Trucking magazine and the American Truck Dealers, a national association which represents over 2,000 truck dealers in the United States and Canada. Clemens B. Schaub was one of three guest jurors for the 1999 Southern Living "Southern Home Awards." Schaub, who is the principal architect of Clemens Bruns Schaub, Architects and Associates, in Vero Beach, Fla., helped the magazine's home editors select five winners from 300 entries; the winners were featured in the February 1999 issue of the magazine. Peter K. Schruth has been promoted to president, affiliate relations, CBS television, New York City. 

1974  
Class Co-Chairs  
Stanley J. Kostka Jr.  
Edward J. Sullivan  
Thomas J. Basile, who has been with the state of Connecticut for almost 25 years as manager of the systems development support unit within the department of information technology, has recently accepted the position of software developer with Computer Associates International at its East Windsor, Conn., office. Michael E. Keegan, who is the vice president of finance for the furniture company, Nichols and Stone in Gardner, Mass., was recognized in January by the Worcester chapter of the Red Cross for his donation of 400 units of platelets since 1984. Keegan, a blood donor since high school, was one of 12 people being honored nationwide by the Fenwal Division of Baxter Healthcare Corp. Paul V. Nunes is an attorney with the Rochester, N.Y., law firm of Underberg and Kessler, serving as chairman of its 10-member litigation department and as one of four partners on the management team. Nunes is also active in the music field, as a performer and songwriter; his recordings include Brand New Day, Read to Me and Vincent's Big Band Kitchen Band

1975  
Class Co-Chairs  
Joseph W. Cummings  
Joseph A. Sasso Jr.  
H. Thomas Cowell, who teaches at Cranston (R.I.) High School East, has been promoted to the rank of captain in the Naval Reserve. Daniel E. Shaughnessy, sports columnist for the Boston Globe, is the author of the book, Fenway, A Biography in Words and Pictures, in collaboration with photographer, Stan Grossfeld. 

1976  
Class Chair  
Thomas E. Ryan  
Class Correspondent  
Thomas C. Healey  
Stephen M. Anderson has been promoted to ESPN executive vice president, production and technical operations; his responsibilities include overseeing all studio and remote production elements of ESPN's domestic and international entities as well as the company's engineering and technical operations. Stephen T. Holland, M.D., who has been associate director of the emergency services department at St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., since 1993, has been appointed president of the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians. A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Holland is president of the Scovill Medical Group of Waterbury and a clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Rev. James P. Moroney, a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, has been named a consultor to the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He will continue his duties in Washington, D.C., as executive director of the Liturgy Secretariat of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, a position he has held since September 1996. Stephen P. Marr is the president and chief operating officer of Daniel Marr & Son Co., Boston. Ellen G. Wilson has been named associate vice president for human resources at the State University of New York Health Science Center. 

1977  
Class Co-Chairs  
Kathleen T. Connolly  
Shaun P. Mathews  
Frederick J. McCutchon Jr., an attorney-shareholder with Wood, Boykin and Wolter, Corpus Christi, Texas, has become certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Donna M. O'Brien, senior vice president of Catholic Health Services, Long Island, N.Y., has been named to the board of directors of Christus Health, a newly formed, Texas-based healthcare system serving communities throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Utah. Stephen P. Skinner is principal and vice president of the Public Consulting Group Inc., in Boston. He is also president, board of directors, of Friends of the Shattuck Shelter, a nonprofit homeless shelter and network of support and job training services. David J. Stakun has been named vice president, corporate communications, with Technitrol Inc., in Philadelphia, Pa. 
MARRIED: Brian W. McNeill and Margaret M. McGowan on July 25, 1998 in St. Columbkille Church, Brighton, Mass. 

1978 
Class Co-Chairs  
Marcia Hennelly Moran  
Mark T. Murray  
Michael H. Shanahan  
Cmdr. Michael C. Dubik, USN, recently reported for duty at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va. Cmdr. James F. Holland II, USN, served on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the amphibious assault ship, USS Nassau, home-ported in Norfolk, Va. He recently contributed to his unit receiving the 1998 Surface Ship Safety Award, presented annually to the ship that most effectively decreased the number of shipboard accidents and injuries. Michael E. Tucker has joined the staff of Easthampton (Mass.) Savings Bank as vice president, general counsel, CRA officer and compliance officer. 

1979 
Class Co-Chairs  
George A. Ashur  
Deborah Pelles  
John G. Barrett Jr. manages the shareholder communications department at Smith Barney Mutual Funds in New York City. George T. Brodzinski Jr., M.D., who has been living in northeastern Vermont for seven years, is a fee-for-service solo practitioner anesthesiologist. Paula M. Conlon is a language arts teacher in the town of Grafton, Mass. Maj. Carl E. Davis, USMC, recently reported for duty with Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, Calif. Thomas J. Giblin III and his wife, Lotta, announce the birth of their son, Thomas James Gustav IV, on Dec. 7. Charles W. (Chuck) Hunter Jr. is now vice president, director military division, for Camelbak. Edward G. McAnaney and his wife, Deborah '80, announce the birth of their daughter, Colleen Elizabeth, on Aug. 25, 1998. McAnaney maintains a private legal practice in Suffield, Conn., and serves as the town attorney for Suffield. Donna (Gorski) Recko and her husband, James, announce the birth of their daughter, Jillian Marie, on Jan. 23, 1998. Recko is now teaching the prekindergarten program at the St. Joseph School in Webster, Mass. 

 

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