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Annual Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch on November 2nd

Wednesday, November 5, 2008   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bob Angeletti
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On Sunday, November 2nd, alumni, family and friends gathered at the Prep for the blessing of the latest additions of memorial bricks on the Pathway to St. Francis in conjunction with the Annual Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch.  Click here for photos.

Prior to the start of Mass and the "Blessing of the Bricks" which were both presided over by Prep Chaplain, Father Bill Sweeney, the school's Principal, Bro. Leonard Conway, O.S.F., hosted a brief ceremony where student recipients of two scholarships, their families and benefactors gathered as:

Paulette H‘08 and Vincent A. Toscano ‘53 presented Gustavo Moscoso ‘12 with the award from the scholarship fund established in their name, thereby continuing their commitment that a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior student at Prep (at least one student from each class) will be a holder of this scholarship in perpetuity;

Former Track Coach Jim McHugh and the organizers of The Bernice and James J. McHugh H'92 Scholarship Fund (including Ed Kennedy '57 and Dan Corry '58) presented Sheila Ahmady ‘09 with this year's award.

Altogether, more than 400 alumni, friends and family members gathered at this event which included a touching liturgy that honored the memories of all members of the Prep community who passed away over the last twelve months. Alumni Board President, Wally Bishop '80, and former President, Gerry Scales '76, read each name as family members processed down the center aisle of the auditorium and placed candles at the altar in remembrance of their loved one. Alumni Director, Brother Robert Kent, O.S.F., offered some timely closing remarks.

Following Mass, attendees moved into the gymnasium for the “Raising of Memorial Banners” as yet another tribute to former Terrier athletes who have passed away—many at very young ages. This year's memorial honorees included: John O'Donnell '71, John Downing '79, Jeffrey Calero '91, and Brian O'Reilly '01. After the ceremonies, guests gathered in the cafeteria for a hearty brunch and good fellowship.

            Those Remembered at the Annual Memorial Mass on November 2, 2008:

RIP

Donald F. Snellback, Sr. 1937

Stan Slevin 1938

George J. Gremse Jr. 1939

Alexander Kelly 1941

Robert Kane 1948

Peter Fitzpatrick 1949

John Bonina 1954

William Devlin 1954

Robert Donnelly 1954

Edward Gallagher 1954

Alfred Gangi 1954

John Romano 1954

Michael Kelly 1955

Richard Skroly 1951

Francis Flannery 1961

Michael Maina 1961

Edward Larmann 1971

Joseph Nizzari 1971

Gerard Willsen 1971

Paul Marinelli 1974

Evan Gallagher 1976

Michael Grosso 1989

Rev. Richard McCormack 1953

Roseann Ferrigno 1982

Christine Sullivan 1990

Jeffrey Calero 1991

Michael Marti 1993

Marcin Kielar 1997

George Dillman 2000

Friends of SFP

Walter Aglietti – father of Karen '85, Laura '89 & Mark ‘91

Ruth Akosah – mother of Nancy ‘08

Domenica Alcamo – grandmother of Robert Michitsch '99 & Daniel ‘03

Pasquale Andriola – father of Philip ‘89

Mary Bajo – mother of Teddy ‘62

Constance Bardak – grandmother of Michael Sheerin'83, Kristine '87 & Korrine ‘91

Alfred Boehme – father of Gerard ‘72, Jeffrey ‘74, & Kerry ‘77

LeeAnne Burke – St. Francis Prep's Guidance Counselor

Margaret Capelli – mother of William ‘68

Muriel Capuano – mother of Sister Diane (former Campus Ministry Director)

Rosendo Chase – father-in-law of David Scimecca ‘81

William Coogan Sr. – father of William ‘76

Anthony Correggion – cousin of Walter Bishop ‘80

Helen Curran – sister of Jack – he is a coach at Molloy H.S.

Antonio deGuzman – father of AnneMichelle ‘10

Dorothy Dello Iacono – grandmother of Kristie Locasio (English Dept)

Judy DiCarlo – sister of James ‘75

Dorothy Earing – grandmother of Danielle Moreau (Math Dept.)

Thomas Finn – father of Thomas – SFP JV Baseball & Football Coach

Alfred Fiorentino – father of Alana '06 & Kenneth ‘08

Philip Giambruno – grandfather of Kim Stein (Science Dept.)

Patricia Gilmartin – member of the SFP Board of Trustees

John Haggerty – father of Marianne '89 & Bart ‘90

Robert Hamilton – father of Frank (Science Dept.)

Le-Ray Hardman – father of Melissa ‘11

Betsy Henning – sister-in-law of Michael '57 & Dan ‘60

Mary Ann Hurley – former Math Teacher

Jean Janos – former Social Studies Teacher

Jaye Judd – wife of Larry ‘57

George Kirk – father of Michael ‘73

Brother Robert LaFave, OSF

Olga Lemko – mother of Gregory ‘72

Alice Limoncelli – mother of Jerry ‘75, Mary-Alice ‘77 & Elizabeth ‘78

Anthony Lurilli – St. Raymond's Coach

Rita Martin – mother of Joseph ‘62

Elizabeth May – mother of James ‘76 (Business/Computer Dept)

Emily McDonnell (mother of Gene - Basketball Coach at McClancy)

Anna Miritello – mother of Bro. Louis, OSF ‘57

Monsignor James B. McMahon

Irene Moussette – mother-in-law of Frank Albaneze (Math Dept)

Donna Muhlhausen – mother of Peter ‘08

Timothy Nevitt – father of Kevin '82 & Thomas ‘77

Sister George Aquin O'Connor, C.S.J.- member of the SFP Board of Trustees

James O'Hara – husband of Maura Prendergast ‘76

Brother Thomas O'Neil, O.S.F.- former Prep Assistant Principal

Raul Pangilinan – father of Russell ‘12

Leonardo Pantaleo – grandfather of Joseph ‘03

George Patterson – father of George ‘75 and Kevin ‘76

John Phelan – St. Francis Prep Coach for over 30 yrs., H'96

Bill Reilly – father of Colleen ‘91

Michael Riordan – Friend of The Prep Community

John Ryan – brother of Brother Becket, OSF

Margaret Scarey – mother of Tom – Friend of St. Francis Prep

Walter Schretzmann – father of Martin ‘74

George Sieber – (former Baseball & Softball Coach), father of Robert ‘77

William Strack – father of Deborah '79, William '80 & Robert ‘82

Charles Sullivan – brother of Brother Donald, OSF

Adam Sutowski – father of Diana '01 & Michelle ‘10

Helen Szostek – mother-in-law of Carolyn (Dean of Students)

Anne Taxiarkis – sister of Jean Truzzolino (Computer Dept.)

Domingo Velazquez – father of Maria Velazquez-Martinez (Development Office)

Arlene Vollaro – aunt of Rachel Binaso (Math Dept.)

Charles Wahlig – brother of Carolyn Szostek (Dean of Students)