Volume XIX, No. 3 Re-Echo Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter for Alumnae, Parents and Friends Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy family-friendly activities and local flavors for every taste – all in historic downtown Lemont. Mission Statement The evening was seasonably warm with Mount Assisi Academy is a Catholic, cooling breezes as the sounds of 50’s and college preparatory school for 60’s rock and roll, along with the smells of young women sponsored by the barbequed burgers and hot dogs wafted School Sisters of St. Francis through the crowd. It was almost like being of Christ the King, carrying on back in a ‘Happy Days’ time warp, with the ideals of their Foundress, nearly a hundred cars parked in the streets, Mother Margareta Pucher. hoods opened to display immaculate engines Mount Assisi Academy educates young women, in a welcoming MAA Cruises in classic, mint condition automobiles! Diane Bernacki Jalloway ’76, Elena Peters environment, to discover their God-given talents and to achieve at Lemont Legends ’08, and Mary O’Donnell Fedor ’82, along with Bill and Kathy Clinton, parents of their fullest potential through Mary Beth Norton Williams ’71, MAA Jeanine ’04 and Renee ’08; Ken Musial, dad challenging academics, principal Sister Mary Francis Werner, MAA of Kristen ’98; and Pam and Matt Dallio, spiritual development and Director of Development Donna Murphy- parents of Dana ’87 all stopped by MAA’s supportive co-curricular activities Buckley, and Karen Doyle, mother of Mary display table in Lemont’s downtown area. for success in lifelong learning. ’09, along with a host of MAA alums and alumnae parents reconnected Wednesday MAA and the Alumnae Association looks Mount Assisi Academy encourages forward to participating in the 2009 Lemont its students to be leaders who July 23 at the Lemont Legends Cruise Night. Legends Cruise Night series and invites build community based on The summertime weekly event sponsored by interested alumnae to join us! Watch for Gospel Values, in the spirit of the Lemont Area Chamber of Commerce further details in the Spring 2009 issue of St. Francis, for the common good. features classic cars, live entertainment, Re-Echo. To insure that our 2009 MAA Alumnae INSIDE DIRECTORY Alumnae Directory is as up-to-date as This issue possible, our publisher L From the President’s Perspective In The Works! Harris Connect will begin contacting alumnae Mount Assisi Alumnae are scattered across in December 2008 to verify L Notes from the Hill the United States, in Canada and overseas in that the information printed is L Not Quite Over The Hill Europe. Wherever their lives have led them, accurate and complete. Harris Connect has L New Director of Recruitment MAA Alumnae share a common bond – more than 45 years experience researching a sisterhood in the spirit of St. Francis of and publishing alumnae and membership L Eagles on FOX Assisi. directories, and produced MAA’s 1997 and Good Day Chicago 2002 Alumnae Directories. Fall 2008 marks the beginning of planning L All-Alumnae Reunion and production of Mount Assisi Academy’s Please help us make this publication L 2009 Gala Dinner Dance & new 2009 alumnae directory, in conjunction representative of the Mount Assisi Academy Hall of Fame Awards with Harris Connect. This new publication community of alumnae! If you have any L MAA Alumnae Class Notes will include comprehensive biographical questions regarding the 2009 MAA listings with contact information, career Alumnae Directory, please feel free to L In Memoriam overviews, and family highlights for more contact Donna Murphy-Buckley at L 2007-2008 Mount Assisi Academy than 4,300 MAA graduates. Plus, a special 630-257-7844 ext. 23. Honor Roll of Donors section will provide some great memories as you read about MAA’s past and learn about L MAA Calendar what’s new ‘On the Hill.’ 2 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 FROM THE PRESIDENT’S PERSPECTIVE From mid-August to early September, chapter meeting involved working MAA president Sister M. Ann on the congregation’s constitutions. Barbara Plavac, along with North American Provincial Superior Sister Sister Ann Barbara and Sister Patricia Kolenda was in Rome, Italy Patricia are scheduled to return at the School Sisters of St. Francis of stateside September 8, 2008. Christ the King’s Generalate for a Sister Ann Barbara’s column, general chapter meeting. ” “From the President’s Perspective, The School Sisters of St. Francis of will resume in the 2008-2009 Christ the King has communities Winter issue of Re-Echo. Sister established worldwide, including Ann Barbara Plavac those in Europe, South America and Africa. The purpose of the general President D NEE WE OU! Y MAA Class Agent Program Calling All Mount Assisi Academy Alumnae! We need your help to keep this organization moving forward! MAA Alumnae are already serving as Class Agents for their respective graduating classes, but there are many more classes without agents at this time. MAA Class Agents serve as representatives of their respective classes and provide a link between those class years and the Alumnae Association. Class Agents gather and disseminate MAA and class information and news – both electronically via email and through one-on-one contact with fellow alumnae. Currently, the following MAA alumnae are Class Agents: Megan Stroh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 2006 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Frances Oprondek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 2000 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Beth Ames Bischof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1997 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Gabrielle Shemett Montenegro . . . . . . Class of 1985 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Janet Sherman Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1974 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Sue Barna Schultz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1973 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Patti Tolone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1967 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Vicki Lee Kucera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1965 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org K. Tina Velcich Donahue . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1964 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Lila Canning Mancini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class of 1963 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org If you are interested in representing your class, please contact Mary Beth Norton Williams at email@example.com; Gabrielle Shemett-Montenegro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Re-Echo Sr. M. Ann Barbara Plavac, SSFCR / President Sr. Mary Francis Werner, SSFCR / Principal Donna Murphy-Buckley / Writer – Editor Published by Mount Assisi Academy 13860 Main Street / Lemont, IL 60439 www.mtassisiacademy.org 630-257-7844 Printed by Performance Graphics Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 3 NOTES In total, over $324,000 was donated to the 2007-2008 annual campaign, and this amount surpasses the FY08 fundraising goal of FROM THE HILL – $275,000. The majority of funds donated were earmarked to support the start-up of our Endowment Fund, with additional funds “Donors don’t give to designated to specific areas per the donor’s wishes. Included in the institutions. They invest overall total was an amazing gift of $125,000 to the Endowment in ideas and people in Fund by an anonymous donor. whom they believe. ” Thank you so much for your generous support of Mount - G.T. Smith Assisi Academy. Last year at this time, in this space, Thanks to your investment, the future at Mount Assisi I appealed to the alumnae of Academy is very bright. Mount Assisi Academy to make a difference by financially supporting The theme for the 2008-2009 school year at Mount Assisi Academy is: Mount Assisi’s 2007-2008 Annual Believe. Achieve. Succeed. Donna L. Campaign. The Mount Assisi Murphy-Buckley Academy Endowment Fund was in With your continued support, the students of Mount Assisi Director of the process of being established to Academy will achieve their dreams and succeed beyond their Development provide scholarship support for wildest expectations! needy students, and 1:1 Learning MAA’s year-end direct mail appeal will be mailed in mid- utilizing tablet laptop computers was making its debut on the Hill. November, requesting your annual donation for the 2008-2009 One year later I am thrilled to report that Mount Assisi Academy school year. Also, there is an envelope for your donation attached alumnae answered the call – along with a host of benefactors from inside this issue of Re-Echo. all of the school’s constituency groups! Remember the difference you made last year…and the year before that. Mount Assisi alumnae donated a record $38,676 to the 2007-2008 Your generous spirit is a blessing to the MAA Community MAA Annual Campaign which consists of several components – which holds you close to its heart and in its prayers. including the year-end direct mail appeal, the 2008 Gala Dinner Dance and Hall of Fame Awards, and Memorial and Honorarium Thank you! gifts. (The Annual Campaign operates within the parameters of Mount Assisi’s fiscal year – July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.) Donna Murphy-Buckley 4 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Beside the addition of our new NOT QUITE “OVER THE HILL” director of recruitment, the Hill was hoppin’ this summer! The General Hi Everyone! Office had a complete facelift and As hard as it is to believe, it’s fall again and everything up here now is bright, airy and welcoming. ‘On the Hill’ is back in full swing. After a much-deserved summer Sister Ann Barbara’s office was also break for relaxation and rejuvenation, MAA’s Alumnae Association remodeled – with a new ceiling and reconvened with a meeting during the third week of August to catch lighting installed along a fresh, new up on everything that is new at Mount Assisi Academy, as well as paint job. MAA’s ongoing Science to plan for the Second Annual MAA All-Alumnae Open House, Lab Renovation Project continued scheduled for Sunday, September 28. with lights in the Biology Room Mary Beth lowered and a fresh coast of paint As many of our Alumnae Moms know, recruitment in the applied. Two new wireless printers Archdiocesan Catholic schools has evolved into quite a Norton-Williams ’71 were installed, allowing both students sophisticated and competitive science! There is a finite number of President MAA Alumnae Association and faculty to print from any potential students for any given Catholic high school. Combine that classroom in the school. Also, several with the economic realities of our society today, and the number of technology enhancements, including both Catholic schools and desirable public schools within the upgrading of the school’s computer servers, were completed. Chicago metropolitan area, and you have some tough competition! We are expecting a break-out crowd at the Second Annual Mount Assisi also competes with the ‘boy’ factor and the resurgence All-Alumnae Open House on September 28th. You should have of coed Catholic high schools. That still surprises me because received a postcard inviting you to this event and we look forward studies have proven over and over again that single sex schools are to seeing you! We’ll have pictures of the Open House in the next much more effective in educating our daughters than coed schools. issue of Re-Echo. It was true back in the 1970’s and still rings true today. Think of all the very successful alumnae from Mount Assisi Academy! Without We hope to start a networking page for MAA alumnae for making a doubt, ‘all girls’ is the way to go! business connections. If you are involved in any type of business or professional venture and would like to make your services available Mount Assisi Academy has hired a new director of recruitment to to our alumnae, drop me an email so I can contact you as we put this better meet the challenge of more competitive recruiting within the together. I‘d rather throw my business to an MAA alumna than Archdiocese of Chicago. Camille Auskalnis comes to MAA with a someone outside the ranks… another source of opportunity to wealth of marketing and recruiting experience, and is a welcome network! addition to the MAA community. Please join me in welcoming her to the Hill. You will have an opportunity to meet Camille at many of MAA is working in conjunction with Harris Direct to produce a new the upcoming MAA events. alumnae directory. In December 2008 you will be contacted by a representative of Harris Direct to update your information for inclusion in the new alumnae directory. Make sure you answer the phone or respond to the email to update your current contact information. And don’t forget to include a personal email address! Providing your updated information does not obligate you to purchase the directory, and will be helpful to MAA as they update the alumnae database. And finally, this year the Alumnae Association is selling both the Golden Opportunity and Entertainment books. 100% of the profits directly benefit MAA students by replenishing the MAA Alumnae Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to needy students. If you normally purchase Entertainment or Golden Opportunity books, please, please buy them from MAA! You can contact MAA at 630-257-7844 or go to www.mtassisiacademy.org for more information. We will have these books available for sale at all alumnae events. Please visit www.mtassisiacademy.org for information regarding all MAA Alumnae Events for 2008-2009, including the October 26 Memorial Mass, the November 19 Alumnae Association Meeting featuring the Pampered Chef for the Holidays Show, and the December 19 Christmas liturgy and Student Talent Show. God bless and have a great fall!!! Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 5 A Note from Camille Auskalnis MAA Director of Recruitment Dear MAA Alumnae and Friends, This feeling of home that we experienced is something I want to share with prospective I sincerely hope that this greeting doesn’t students and their families. MAA is a place sound presumptuous, but I already feel a where you are challenged to excel, nurtured connection with the community of Mount and cared for. These are truly qualities of a Assisi Academy. loving family. My name is Camille Auskalnis, and as I look forward to meeting you at one of the MAA’s Director of Recruitment, I am eager many upcoming MAA events including the to share the good news of Mount Assisi Welcome Liturgy & Brunch, September 21 Academy with junior high school students and the All-Alumnae Open House, and their families. I plan to fully utilize my September 28, 2008. past teaching and recruiting experience to highlight the wonderful things that are Sincerely, happening at MAA. What brought me to MAA? Probably some Camille Auskalnis of the same reasons you came as a student and what keeps you connected as alumna - the Sisters, the faculty, the beautiful The weekend before I officially started at grounds, and the feeling of this place. Years MAA, my husband and I with our two boys ago, I recruited for another Catholic girl’s came out to see ‘mommy’s’ new school. high-school and would tell prospective We walked the grounds, explored the students to visit a potential school, get inside different athletic fields, and visited the and see how it feels. Well, MAA feels Grotto. At some point lost in our thoughts, welcoming – feels like home! we seemed to have forgotten that we were very near a major metropolitan city. Mount Assisi Academy 2008 OPEN HOUSE DATES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2008 and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2008 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Are you the Mom of a seventh or eighth grade girl thinking about options for high school? The tradition of educating young women in the Franciscan tradition continues… Along with curriculum and technology innovations that will prepare your daughter for college and life beyond. Call 630-257-7844 ext. 39 for more information. 6 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 MAA Eagles Debut on FOX’s Good Day Chicago!!! Eagles were spotted on Michigan Avenue the morning of Thursday August 21, 2008 as members of Mount Assisi Academy’s varsity Volleyball team soared to the FOX News Chicago studios to appear in the morning Good Day Chicago high school sports segment. MAA senior student athletes Mary Broadhurst, Jackie Dalcerro, Annie Szram; juniors Becki Baran, Trisha Cahill, Kathryn Landis, Lauren Pratl, Bridget Williams; and sophomores Alex Lee and Emily Gunter demonstrated their volleyball expertise via an impromptu practice – both inside and outside the Michigan Avenue FOX studios. FOX’s Good Day Chicago host Mike Barz interviewed MAA co-captains Mary Broadhurst and Annie Szram and literally got in the middle of the morning practice in the studio. Photos and videos of MAA’s visit to Good Day Chicago can be viewed at www.Foxjox.com. MAA Eagles Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 7 MAA Second Annual All-Alumnae REUNION Sunday September 28, 2008 / 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Honoring Class of 1958 – 50 years / Class of 1983 – 25 years Lemont Garden Club’s “Holiday Beginnings” at MAA October 19. Dr. Lila Canning Mancini, MAA Class of The Mount Assisi Academy Alumnae “As you know, that time of year on the hill is 1963 and president of the Lemont Garden Association will host its Second Annual absolutely beautiful, with a virtual artist’s Club, would like to invite all MAA alumnae Alumnae Open House Sunday September 28, palate of fall colors greeting you as you to its 2008 “Holiday Beginnings,” 2008 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., and all approach MAA,” she continued. “We will scheduled for Sunday October 19, 2008 at MAA Alumnae and their families are invited honor MAA Classes of 1958 and 1983, as 1:00 p.m. in the Mount Assisi Academy to attend. Special recognition will be given to well as recognize all graduating classes. Gymnasium. the Class of 1958 in honor of its 50-year Come back to your alma mater – you will be anniversary, as well as the Class of 1983 in welcomed with Franciscan hospitality and Mr. Keith Harbison, a noted floral designer, honor of its 25-year anniversary. have the opportunity to re-connect with will provide an afternoon program of former classmates and their families,” Mary creative floral design, demonstrating how to A wonderful afternoon is planned including a Beth continued. make between five and 10 seasonal floral light brunch, motor coach tour of the arrangements, including Thanksgiving and grounds, and an opportunity to walk the halls So call your MAA friends and teammates Christmas themes. The arrangements will be of MAA. In addition, any alumna who played and bring the kids. The afternoon promises raffled off at the end of the afternoon. Many volleyball for MAA during her high school to be one of welcome, warmth, and holiday crafts and gifts will also be available. career is invited to join the MAA re-connection. Coffee and desserts will be served. All-Alumnae Volleyball Dream Team for a game at 1:30 p.m. in the school gym. The Lemont Garden Club maintains all of For more information, please contact Lemont’s public flowers and decorations “I sincerely hope that all MAA alumnae, especially members of the Classes of 1958 throughout the village, and also awards two Mary Beth Norton Williams $500 scholarships annually to Lemont and 1983, make it back to The Hill for the MAA Alumnae Association President September 28 Open House,” urged MAA residents who demonstrate an interest in Alumnae Association President Mary Beth at 708-403-7040 or horticulture or gardening. Norton Williams ’71. “Last year’s inaugural email@example.com or For more information about the Lemont Alumnae Open House was a huge success Gabrielle Shemett-Montenegro Garden Club or the “ H o l i d a y with over 70 MAA alums and members of B e g i n n i n g s ” event, please contact their families in attendance. We look forward MAA Alumnae Association Vice-President at 708-687-8843 or Sheryl Hill, publicity director, at sherylhill to welcoming even more MAA alumnae firstname.lastname@example.org. @sbcglobal.net or Sue at 630-257-6595. this year.” 8 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 ALUMNAE AssociationHappenings! Alumnae Association 2008 Scholarship Fund Fundraising Effort The MAA Alumnae Association is proud to announce that in an effort to raise funds to replenish the Alumnae Scholarship Fund, it will sell the 2009 Entertainment Book as well as the 2009 Golden Opportunities book which is one of the hottest new books to hit the area. Both of these books will be available for purchase from August thru December 2008. Giving consideration to today’s economy, both the Entertainment and Golden Opportunities books are almost a necessity - providing both buy one, get on free breakfasts, lunches and dinners at most of your favorite restaurants. And these books also include many other discounts for all types of services and businesses - and the best part is that they are all within your home area! The coupons are good from the time you purchase your book till November 1, 2009. If you are not familiar with the programs, here are a few highlights: Entertainment Book: Golden Opportunities Book: $20.00/per copy – Chicagoland Edition $25.00/per copy I Ease of ordering books online I Now full sized I Editions are available for areas outside of the I Visit some places once a month for a year Chicago area on one coupon I Many places now offer Repeat Savings whereby I This is THE most local coupon book available you can use the coupons more than one time for the South Chicagoland area I Printable coupons right off the Entertainment website I Many of the most frequented restaurants in I Travel discounts South Chicagoland participate I Fine dining, casual dining, dessert only, entertainment I National coupons as well as local businesses discounts, and national retailers all participate The 2009 Entertainment and Golden Opportunities books will be on display and available for sale at MAA’s All Alumnae Open House, Sunday September 28, 2008 and the Memorial Mass and Brunch, October 26, 2008. Check the MAA website for additional information regarding online purchases or to how to make arrangements to obtain your copies. There is no minimum or maximum number of books to purchase. Buy one! Buy 10! We can fill your order! These books make great gifts for anyone! And if you have people on your gift list who are hard to buy for because they have everything, make sure you pick up a copy for them! And don’t forget a copy for yourself! To inquire or purchase either of the books, please contact Gabrielle at 708-431-3411 or at email@example.com. This a win-win proposition for you and MAA! You benefit all year by saving money with the discounts, and the MAA Alumnae Association builds for its future! Save-The-Date 7th ANNUAL A N D H A L L O F FA M E A W A R D S Saturday February 21, 2009 Palos Country Club 13100 Southwest Highway Orland Park, IL 60462 Cocktails 6:30 p.m./ Dinner & Program 7:30 p.m. Come Join us for a delicious dinner, the Hall of Fame Awards, and outstanding Silent & Live Auctions! Dinner Dance tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 per table. For more information, to make an auction donation or purchase tickets, please contact Donna Murphy-Buckley at 630-257-7844 ext. 23 10 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 ALUMNAE ClassNotes 1960’s Cyndi Kaput Miller, 1976 Cindy is the proud mom of two children, Becky and Nick – and is Judith Pollick, 1962 even more proud of her two grand daughters Christina and Katrina! Judy writes that she currently serves as president of the Village of Summit’s Park Commissioners, and has been a board member for the past 21 years. She is also helping pull together her grammar 1980’s school Class of 1958 reunion. Judy and MAA classmate Karen Mary Wilson Baumann, 1987 Rychlewski ’62 went on an Antarctic Excursion this past January where they completed nine landings with the penguins. Among the Mary is a busy working mom with two-year-old son Jack and two- landings was a stop on Deception Island at Dorian Bay where some month-old daughter Katherine. She, husband Matt and the kids of the members of Judy’s tour group bravely went for a swim! reside in Robins, Iowa; both work at the University of Northern Iowa. Vickie Lee Kucera, 1965 Joan Ippolito Bolero, 1988 Vickie resides in Surprise, Arizona with her spouse Robert. She is Joan is also a working mom with three children – Drew-12, Justin-9 enjoying retirement – ‘no stress!’ and Jenna-5. She currently works at St. Andrew Elementary School in Romeoville with the preschool class. Joan notes that “it is a lot of fun and I get to be close to my children.” Outside of school, Joan and 1970’s husband Bob keep busy with the children’s sports activities – baseball and basketball for the boys and cheerleading for her Pamela Slepski Woltman, 1971 daughter. She actually started the competitive cheerleading program “Greetings to all my classmates,” writes Pam. According to her, it in Romeoville. Bob is the head coach for her son’s baseball team has been awhile since she has communicated with her classmates which competed in Cooperstown this past July, earning third place and there have been a couple of changes over the past few years. honors in the national tournament. In her spare time, Joan volunteers Pam works as a senior research associate in the field of Child at St. Andrew and has been the Athletic Director for the past six Development. In other words, she has been a nanny for nearly years. According to Joan, “It has been a lot of fun, and I am blessed 30 years. She still finds time to garden, sew and read. Pam and her with beautiful family. I couldn’t ask for more.” high school sweetheart Rich will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary September 15. Pam and Rich have managed to do some Toni Tranchita, 1989 traveling through Europe and the United States, thanks to Rich’s job. Toni sends a big “Shout” out to all her classmates of 1989! She is a Their oldest son Eric is a music teacher. Youngest son Matt is an single mom of an ‘awesome’ 12-year-old daughter, Taylor Marie, electrician, married to Becky; they are proud parents of two-year old and has an ‘incredible’ job working for the Share Your Soles Gabriella. ‘Ella’ is Grandma Pam’s and Grandpa Rich’s pride and joy! Pam would love to re-connect with friends from the Class of Foundation, which was founded by Mona Purdy in 1999. The 1971 and can be reached via email at PDWolf@comcast.net. mission of the Foundation is simple: to provide gently worn/new shoes to those in greatest need all over the world. Toni states that “Everyday I am reminded of one of my favorite memories of Mount Assisi – being mentored by Sister Renee. In working for the Share Your Soles Foundation, I get to pass on the many lessons I learned from both Sister Renee and all my other teachers at MAA to the many volunteers who pass through our doors. In working with Mona to pull together shipments of shoes, such as the 19,048 pairs we sent to Honduras, I realize how one small act of kindness can change someone’s life – just like Sister Renee did for me,” Toni continued. “She actually allowed me to wear gym shoes in school, and I never received a demerit! As I look back on my years ‘On the Hill,’ I finally appreciate the lessons taught to me, and everyone else as well. Thank you to all of my MAA teachers – especially Sister Renee, Sister Denise, Mrs. DuPont, Mrs. Goliak and Sister Mary Francis. Did you ever think that I would say that? Thank you for not giving up on me. And beware…my daughter Taylor is due to hit ‘the Hill’ in Fall 2011! Hope Mount Assisi is ready for her!” Front Row (l-r) Pam, Becky and Gabriella Woltman. Back Row (l –r) Eric, Rich and Matt Woltman. Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 11 ALUMNAE ClassNotes 1990’s 2000’s Lori Fanella Donnelly, 1990 Gina Wisinski, 2000 Lori reports that she is a stay-at-home mom to four children – Gina is happy to announce that she is engaged to her long-time Megan, Kevin, and Kristen–and is proud to announce the newest boyfriend Joe Raymond, and is planning an August 1, 2009 addition to the family, Jaclyn Victoria born on St. Patrick’s Day, wedding. Fellow MAA 2000 graduate and best friend Linda March 17, 2008. Lori, husband Ed and family reside in Orland Park. Witaszczyk will be her Maid of Honor. Gina currently works at Riverside Medical/Resolve Center and resides in Manteno, Illinois. Colleen O’Malley Hofsteadter, 1992 Colleen and husband Joe are the proud parents of two-year-old Kyle Kelley Pickett Bryson, 2001 and Gavin Thomas, born on December 31, 2007. They reside in Kelley writes that she and husband Robert are the proud parents of Midlothian. 1-1/2 year-old daughter Scotlyn Rayn and four-month-old Rusty Owen. Kelley and family reside in Wagoner, Oklahoma where she Sharon Meger Spencer, 1994 works for Wal-Mart in the Automotive Department. For the past seven years, Sharon has worked for the University of Chicago Hospitals in the Finance Department. She married husband Erin Grady, 2001 Adam, a Chicago Police officer, in 2003 and welcomed son James Erin reports that in addition to working at Foot and Ankle Associates Norbert on March 20, 2008. Sharon sends a big “Hello” out to of Oak Lawn since 2001, she recently adopted a furry Maltese members of the Class of ’94! son named Casey! Erin would love to hear from Class of 2001 classmates and can be reached via email at Lauren Jany Eident, 1995 firstname.lastname@example.org. Lauren happily reports that she is a stay-at-home mom to sons Bobby (11) and Danny Jr. (1). She, husband Dan and family reside Bridget Duggan Cavato, 2001 in Oak Forest. Bridget happily writes that she married the love of her life, Michael Cavato, June 28, 2008 in a ceremony at St. Rita Chapel in Chicago. Anne Burke Galvan, 1996 Mount Assisi Academy alumnae Meg Duggan, Julie Sears Goiki, Anne writes that she married husband Joe in 2003 and gave birth to Nicole Balducci and Erin Glynn Mandel were all part of the bridal daughter Emma Fay in January 2006. She has been a stay-at-home party. The honeymooners are living in Chicago. mom up until recently when she accepted a position at the Disney Store. Anne sends her best regards to all MAA faculty members and Marissa Tybor, 2002 hopes the Class of 1996 is doing well! Marissa recently completed an internship in Honolulu, Hawaii, and returns to Chicago to work on her second year of study towards her D’Anna Brown Mullins, 1997 doctorate at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. D’Anna writes that she graduated from the University of Toledo Marissa is focusing her studies on autistic children. College of Medicine in June 2008, earning both an M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Science. She and her husband Randy and daughter Megan Stroh, 2006 Raegan are relocating to Columbus, Ohio where she will begin her Megan recently earned All-Conference, First Team honors in residence training in Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University softball at Moraine Valley Community College. Medical Center. D’Anna plans to pursue a fellowship in Oncology. D’Anna and Randy also celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary this past June, and daughter Raegan is now two years-old. D’Anna would love to hear from classmates and fellow members of MAA’s basketball team. Her email address is email@example.com. Kristen Kring O’Brien, 1998 Kristen and her family recently moved back to the Chicago area from Delaware and started a new job downtown at Polsinelli, Shalton, Flanigan & Suelthaus. She and husband Kevin are proud parents of Connor (5) and Keegan (10 months.) Kristen would love to re-connect with her high school classmates and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 12 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 MAA Memorial Mass and Brunch Sunday October 26, 2008 The Community of Mount Assisi Academy invites all MAA Alumnae to attend its annual Memorial Mass and Brunch which is scheduled for Sunday October 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. This very special liturgy remembers individuals memorialized in the past year by families and friends, as well as deceased family members of the MAA Community. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet will immediately follow the Mass. We invite you and your families to join MAA faculty, staff and alumnae in remembering loved ones and friends at this annual event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sister Ann Barbara Plavac, SSFCR at 630-257-7844, ext. 22 or email@example.com no later than Monday October 20. We look forward to seeing you Sunday October 26! MAA Welcomes Students Back to School! Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 13 MAA Alumna Lived to Make Other People Happy By William Lee For the women of Our Lady of the Ridge Parish’s quartet, the group was as much an extended family as a singing group, with Jacalyn Marie Doligale playing the part of the big sister. While her voice was the strong, reliable anchor of the quartet that performed in dozens of events, Jacalyn also was known for being a fun-loving party planner for friends, creating imaginative themes. Jacalyn Marie Doligale, a member of the Mount Assisi Academy Class of 1987, died in June in hospice care at her Worth home after a brief bout with cancer. She was 39. Jacalyn’s illness halted what members of the quartet hoped would be a possible professional career. Since 1996, the women performed across the Chicago area at events as diverse as the ordination of deacons at Holy Name Cathedral, as well as the opening act for country singer Cal Starr. They also performed at Our Lady of the Ridge’s Thunder Road Coffee House and at weddings, funerals and christenings. In addition to Jacalyn, members of the quartet included Julie Biessers-Kane, music director Cathy Sadowsky and Laura Seweryn. The group later changed their names to the Quarter Notes to reflect a desire to branch out to performing at larger venues. The group broke up in 2004 when two members left the Chicago area, though they remained friends and would sometimes reunite to sing. Before Jacalyn, a medical staffing coordinator, was diagnosed with cancer, the friends discussed pursuing a professional career. “We talked about it saying ‘Can we make this into something professional?’And we thought we could do it,” Laura Seweryn said. “We said we would, but with four women with four busy schedules, we did a lot of talking but never got to it.” The women balanced their family lives and choir responsibilities with their work with the quartet. During their performances together, a strong friendship developed among them. Like a favorite aunt, Jacalyn, who never married, became close with the children of her singing mates, instantly recalling their birthdays. “It was a lot of work, but it was also a lot of fun – and we were the best of friends so that made it easier,” Seweryn stated. In 1998, Jacalyn and other members of the parish traveled to Rome where they sang for Pope John Paul II. When not singing, Jacalyn was known for her party planning. “She loved to organize parties. If they had a big event and needed door prizes, she was the person who put all of that together,” said her sister, Jennifer Skorzewski. Party planning seemed natural to Jacalyn because she often was the life of the party, her friends and family said. “When she laughed, she could get everyone going because she laughed like Betty Ruble,” Seweryn said. “She really wanted to make other people happy. That’s how she lived her life – to do things for other people, to make someone else’s life easier and lessen someone else’s burden, Skorzewski said. Born December 7, 1968, Jacalyn was the youngest of five children. While still a child, her family moved from Crestwood to Worth, where she lived most of her life. In addition to her sister, Jacalyn is survived by her mother Rosemary and brothers Jeff and James. Used with permission from the SouthtownStar. 14 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Kathy Rezutko Brown ’64 Albert J. Krasovec father of Beverly Krasovec Ceko ’74 Jacalyn Doligale ’87 Florence Grabner Joseph Noreiko mother of Denise Iffland - MAA faculty Father of Colette Noreiko Giznik ’66, Laura Fitzgibbons-Lukens Mary Noreiko Labuda ’78 and mother of Erica Fitzgibbons ’11 Cynthia Noreiko Kurow ’81 Dennis L. Jirout Genevieve Rafa father of Dawn Jirout Skraba ’84 mother of Maureen Rafa ’74 and Linda Jirout Oberlin ’87 Cletus V. Simon Sister M. Raphael Kness, SSFCR father of Nancy Tybor and MAA Faculty member grandfather of Marissa Tybor ’02 IN MEMORIAM - 1950’s, 1960’s, 1990’s Judy Stevens ’59 May their souls and the souls Christine Balcauski of all the faithful departed Konecny ’73 rest in the peace of the Lord. MAA Christmas Liturgy & Student Talent Show Friday December 19, 2008 Although it seems like quite a ways off, the blessed season of Christmas will be here before you know it! MAA Alumnae and their families are cordially invited to attend the annual Christmas Liturgy, followed by the MAA Student Talent Show. This special liturgy and talent show is scheduled for Friday December 19, 2008 with Mass beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by the Talent Show. Come see some of Mount Assisi’s brightest (and bravest) students take the stage to entertain members of the Community of Mount Assisi Academy. For more information please call MAA at 630-257-7844 Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 15 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors The following donors have made generous gifts to Mount Assisi Academy throughout the 2007-2008 fiscal year (July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008) We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support. La Verna Principal’s Circle Eagles Club Fraternity $1,000.00 + $500.00 + $100,000.00 + Kathleen Adamec Bansley and Kiener, L.L.P. Anonymous Margaret Barrett ’69 Lynea Bengtsson Philip Bartnicki Robert Brown James Beecher San Damiano Perry Buckley Patricia Clarke-Paetow ’78 Fraternity Estella Mazzula Cronk ’72 JoAnn Conover $25,000.00 + Cronk Family Foundation K. Tina Velcich Donahue ’64 Bruce DeMent Andrea Chand Downing ’89 Mount Assisi Students Catherine McKeever Denten Walk-A-Thon Foundation Karen Golz ’72 Theresa Denten ’05 and Joan O’Malley Gross Margaret Denten ’80 Society of Patricia M. Duff ’65 Russell Guzior St. Francis Patricia Donnelly Gregory ’82 Linda Hanacek ’81 $10,000.00 + Holy Family Villa Maria Mejicano Hoffman ’76 Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Dr. James and Vincent Intrivici Mrs. Beverly Kapustiak Richard Guzior Eileen Hall Kelly ’81 Jay Michel School Sisters of St. Francis John Leonard Dominic Naso of Christ the King Roberta Magurany Noonan Elementary Academy Mary Cook Norton ’76 Lila Canning Mancini ’63 President’s Society John O’Malley Mount Assisi Academy $5,000.00 + Denise Quinn Palisaitis ’73 Parents Association John Parise Catholic Charities of the Mark Buckley and The William F. O’Connor Foundation Donna Murphy-Buckley Archdiocese of Chicago Thomas Tolone Gerald Dill Carmella Peters University of Connecticut Margaret O’Ryan Lombardo ’65 Mary Anne Janowiak Zielinski ’70 Richards Building Supply Michael Sweeney Joseph Taylor Maureen Trotto Charlotte Grubisich Turturillo ’83 Becky Digenan Ward ’91 John and Pat Wasilewski William Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Deborah Kelly Wlodarski ’79 16 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors Henry Lenzen Janet Rauth Pelech ’74 Blue and White Club Nancy Chicvara Looney ’83 Edward Pratt $250.00 + Ann Bell Debbie A. Smith Maslowski ’72 Janice Prunsky ’71 Margaret Weston Berezewski ’65 Karen David McDonald ’66 Purchasing Solutions LLC Congregation of the Resurrection Kathy McNamara Rita Radtke Michelle A. Uraski Culligan ’84 Wendy Finger Miller ’79 Jan Riemersma Carol Cunningham ’75 Mount Assisi Academy Therese Rimkus Booster Club M. Noel Scholl John DeMars Ronalie Murawski ’72 Jennifer Doligale Skorzewski ’85 Geri DiCola Susan Murphy Elizabeth and Rick Slad Courtney Dillon ’02 Gerald Napleton Charlene Conerton Smollen ’66 Mary Ann Draudt Nelnet Business Solutions, Inc. St. Damian Church Lena and Stan Dresler - FACTS Theresa Hall Ferchau ’76 St. Mary Nativity Mary Beth Norton-Williams ’71 Linda Lloyd Follenweider ’77 Catherine Lucas Steel ’78 Mary Lou Ryan Norwell Justine Gasior ’81 Janeen Sullivan ’77 Jack Oprondek Barbara Volheim Glenos ’63 Gregory Vogler Karen Lloyd O’Shea ’75 Nancy Griffin Graben ’82 Linda Ann Waner ’72 Our Lady of The Angels Daniel Heenan Judy Wedryk House of Prayer Cathyann Hoye Kathleen Burdick Wittenberg ’66 Konstantinos Pappas Charles Hughes Illinois Insurance & Financial Services Inc. Kristen Johnson ’88 Eileen McQuaid Kositzky ’75 Colleen Kramer We have made every effort to insure the accuracy of our financial reporting and donor acknowledgements. We sincerely apologize if we inadvertently omitted any information. Please contact the MAA Office of Development with any corrections. Thank you. Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 17 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors Anna Gil Thomas J. Murphy On The Hill Club Virginia Loew Gray ’70 Napleton Lincoln-Mercury Inc. $100.00 + Jeanne Perri Grimmer ’79 Janet L. York Narbutis ’86 AT&T Foundation Thomas Grubisich Donna M. Pula Nelligan ’90 Karen Stevens Adamczyk ’72 Carla C. Guzior ’06 Dennis Noga American Combustion Service, Inc. Sharon M. Gavril Heft ’73 Linda Duczman O’Connell ’69 Marybeth Klatt Antone ’79 Patti Jo Pesek Hintz-Joswick ’59 Anne Marie O’Connor ’69 Beverly Bieniek Baldwin ’64 Barbara Lorenzi Hirschfelter ’56 James Ogar Anne Barger ’87 Marlene Horan Pamela Ziemba O’Shea ’81 Nick Batistich Gloria Miller Hotovy ’64 Rosemarie Panico-Marino ’71 Cynthia Rudnicki Becker ’60 Mary C. Dioguardi Howicz ’86 Barbara Pestel Mary Alice Kelly Benoit ’81 Susan Izquierdo Thomasine Peter Rosemary Bova-Wood ’66 Diane Daugirda Jakobs ’74 Donna Piccirillo Mary Ellen Doyle Bowers ’73 Harriet Jarosz ’61 Michelle Pomierski Margaret Banich Bruni ’65 Catherine Reape Kearin ’68 Diane M. Kuca Poole ’64 Pierce and Shirley Buckley Bernard Kelly Linda J. Heelan Pote ’65 Anne Burchett Jeanette Daugirda Kirchner ’78 Joseph Pozzi C.J. Erickson Plumbing Co. Andrea Kucharski Francis Pratt Mary Cahill-McGovern Lisa Perkovich Kursell ’92 Mary Beth Pratt ’77 Linda Nash Callahan ’68 Donna M. Lach ’65 Joan T. Sweeney Prybys ’72 John Cardiff Paula Lawler Eileen Quirk Rowan ’76 Ernest Cherullo Bernadine Lelko ’64 Patricia Walsh Rapp ’83 Mary Beth Ciukaj ’78 Dean Manasses Margaret Reker Colley Elevator Company Anne Marneris ’70 Donna Marie Ferraro Renick ’71 Deanna Sweder Collie ’85 Penny Mateck ’84 Eva Lis Ricci ’80 Kathleen Fitzgerald Conerty Heidi Mateja Charlene Kalousek Rodack ’82 Cotter Consulting Inc. Laura Mateja Barbara Fliszar Sanner ’83 Brenda Curlee ’58 Bruce Mathias Carole Hurta Schneider ’63 Janine M. Daniel ’64 Janet Smith McBride ’75 Nancy Reynolds Schneider ’57 Karen Schneider Dix ’66 Joseph McCartin Regina McEldowney Schoeberl ’93 Mary Rekruciak Dombrowski ’75 Brian McGuire Nancy Jones Serdar ’57 Mary M. Bembenek Duckworth ’85 Janice M. Pula McMahon ’89 St. Alexander Save Program Sharon Gregory Duncan ’76 Kathleen Czapla McSweeney ’91 Douglas Stangeland Laurence Dunford Meno Stone Company, Inc. Charlotte Mischke Steinbach ’67 Adrienne Boyle Farrell ’74 Kathleen Merrick-Shuler Mary Jane Sumner Robert Finley Mary Meyers Barbara Griffin Szram ’72 Teresa Meccia Fischer ’79 Kathleen Janotta Miller ’77 Diane E. McNally Tews ’65 Laura Fitzgibbons Judith Mattas Mokelke ’68 Gina M. Lopez Threet ’84 GATX Corporation Catherine Shab Munoz ’80 Patricia Dybisz Tirio ’69 Gael Gensler Jacqueline Dwyer Murphy ’82 Patti Tolone ’67 John and Marie Giblin Robert and Jeanne Murphy Therese Werr Trahey ’79 Veronica Tenteris Giblin ’94 18 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors Noreen Lonergan Tunney ’84 Margaret Bohan-Zaker ’78 Carolyn Rogo Versteeg ’63 Assisian Associates Patricia Boland $1.00 + Dana Villani Marie L. Kuper Brady ’68 Edward Abromaitis Marcyann C. Bonkalski Vodziak ’66 Kathleen M. Richards Breier ’70 Lenore Labno Adams ’58 Mary Vujic Elaine Burke Dolores Ambrosini Anderson ’60 Carol A. Haller Walker ’57 David Burns Denise Werges Anton ’69 Cynthia Curry Walsh ’86 Cheryl Dubin Campbell ’72 Susan Felker Arvetis ’71 Laurine M. O’Mara Wassman ’75 Barbara Carberry Bernice Bacik Marielena Popernik White ’85 Nancy Becker Carlson ’79 Patricia M. Bakalik ’85 Lisa Stachura Wirth ’84 Ralph Caron Genevra Guzzi Barrett ’83 Patricia Murray Witkowski ’75 Samantha Carroll ’05 Mary Margaret Beecher Emily Kolar Zabrocki ’59 Susan Palusis Castro ’74 Joann Yobe Bellie ’65 Germaine St. Germain Zola ’61 Chipains Finer Foods West Inc. Mary Jo Rafa Christensen ’73 Tracey Lynn Sheehan Cicirale ’85 Sr. Mary Benedict Cimperman, SSFCR Maureen Butler Clark ’61 Kathleen Clinton Maryann Pawlikowski Cochrane ’59 Kathleen Conroy Kathryn Frystak Crouch ’66 Margaret Crowell Paula M. Neyers Daley ’69 Barbara Dargis Karen Virva Defilippis ’74 Alexandra Dellutri ’64 Denise Smola Delong ’71 Jennifer Rafa Doyle ’78 Karen Doyle Kathy Nelson Durkin ’73 Erin Gainer Dziekan ’94 Barbara David Erlenborn ’60 Marjorie A. Feria ’86 Nicole Kulak Flood ’98 Dr. Samuel Forzley Rev. Lawrence Frankovich, OFM Linda Frieh Patricia Dzialowy Gaber ’67 Joanne Doran Gandolfi ’75 Sr. Mary Terese Giblin SSFCR ’84 Margaret Scichowski Gilly ’73 Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 19 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors Joan Ralson Gizowski ’75 Barbara Henry Kevin Kirkland Carol A. Gehrman Glowicki ’74 Shari Frystak Herrera ’92 Joan Ciukaj Knight ’79 Bonnie Goliak Daena L. Lask Hinkelman ’60 Joanne Kosek ’68 Theo Gorski Jacqueline Capocy Hojnacki ’62 Cynthia Kalousek Kristufek ’76 D.A. Goss Denise Iffland Margaret Connor Kroen ’61 Sandra Grannan Colleen M. Noonan Ivancic ’83 Lorraine Lacke Krzywosz ’76 Donna Brimingham Green ’87 Patricia Knitter Janik ’62 Helen M. Radosz Kulish ’65 Leeanne Rouse Grens ’72 Sandra Stanczyk Jasiak ’67 Kristen Lambert Timothy Greve Mary Burns Jaster ’61 Ronald Lanie Marianne Bilder Grisolano ’69 Frank Jerbich Kathleen Perini Laubhan ’65 David Gust Margaret Herbert Johnson ’58 John Lloyd Eileen Plecki Hacker ’79 Mary Kalmanek Patricia Lloyd Loretta M. Mavrinac Hagerman ’79 Kristy Kane Barbara Werges Logsdon ’75 Lauren Hames ’77 Adrianne Kenny ’05 Patricia Loose Denise M. Pilewski Hansen ’86 Karen Kho-Stavitzke ’84 Dana Parry Ludwig ’97 Susan Lessner Hawes ’83 Maryann Tannura Kill ’74 Mary Lyons ’78 Erin Thomas Heitman ’01 Mary Jane Kirchner Barbara Rumsavich Maenner ’61 Carol Hennessy-Excel ’77 Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Mary March 20 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors Alan and Bobette May Joan Rogo ’60 St. Ambrose Church Elizabeth May ’84 Maureen Rogus St. Anne Church Doris Gregory McCarthy Kathryn A. Rosenbaum ’06 Margaret Steinbock-Sinclair Kathleen Cronin McSwain ’76 Mark Ross Kimberly A. Walter Stuhler ’80 Angela Menocci ’01 Colleen Shanahan Ruane ’78 Cheryl Szmuksta Judith Mierzwa Michalek ’58 Elizabeth L. Greetis Russell ’68 Catherine Enright Tarkey ’80 Sue Smith Mierendorf ’73 Margaret Fundator Ruthenberg ’61 Betty Rompala Thill ’67 Jacquelin Mintal Barbara Lucheon Salbego ’59 Mary Tribe Louis Mirabelli Mary Ann Salek Debra Pilewski Triolo ’78 Candace Mitchell Joan L. Capocy Schlosser ’57 Marissa Tybor ’02 Michelle Vonderheide Monticello ’89 Shelley Lapp Schmitt ’70 Lisa Valkenburg Cathy Morrin Marcia Jagodzinski Seiler ’59 Anita M. Brettner Veronese ’60 Mount Assisi Academy April Shaughnessy ’75 June VerSchave Board of Directors Colleen Schaller Sheehan ’76 Carmelita Glaser Wagner ’68 Judith Higgins Mroz ’60 Caroline Schranz Sicinski ’61 Claudette F. Walus Walschlager ’61 Freda Murphy Barbara Peterson Siepka ’75 Susan Stortz Walsh ’76 Rose Naputano ’64 Beverly Sigler Beth Zelazo Wasilowski ’72 Sister M. Paula Nasenbeny, Kathleen Laurencell Silver ’85 Rosalie Wemple SSFCR ’57 Barbara Simon Charlene Losey Winke ’66 Margaret Dust Nicorata ’78 Denise L. Clark Smith ’65 Janice Wojnrowski Wojak Kathleen J. Kibler Oakes ’68 Robert Smith Carol Bivens Wondolowski ’57 John O’Brien Juanita M. Dabrowski Smolka ’64 Mary Ann Wood Julia O’Kane Sheryl M. Major Soberano ’78 Nancy Boge Wright ’77 Michael Oliver Patricia A. Aftanas Soukal ’63 Diane Wyzinski Mary Cummings O’Meara ’78 Susan Orseske Spanos ’74 Joanne M. Zolecki ’59 Kathleen Orlando SS Cyril & Methodius Parish Kristina Zvinakis ’87 Elaine Sweeney Pagels ’75 Gary Pater Peggy Patlan Sharon Pucilowski Paveza ’65 Sister Renee Pfeiffer, SSFCR ’60 Foundations MAA would like to express its sincere gratitude to the Donata Piccirillo following foundations for their generous support. Sr. M. Ann Barbara Plavac, SSFCR ’59 AT&T Foundation Sally Zolecki Poppish ’58 Catherine McKeever Denten Foundation James Porzio Cronk Family Foundation Audrey Pronobis ’71 The William F. O’Connor Foundation Maureen O’Shea Prunty ’73 Maureen Rafa ’74 University of Connecticut Judith A. Radzik Regep ’59 Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Julie Dignan Richert ’77 William Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Laura McNamara Ripoli Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 21 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors ALUMNAE GIFTS BY CLASS YEAR Class of 1956 Caroline Schranz Sicinski Class of 1965 Barbara Lorenzi Hirschfelter Claudette F. Walus Walschlager Joann Yobe Bellie Germaine St. Germain Zola Margaret Weston Berezewski Class of 1957 Sister M. Paula Nasenbeny, SSFCR Class of 1962 Margaret Banich Bruni Joan L. Capocy Schlosser Patricia Knitter Janik Patricia M. Duff Nancy Reynolds Schneider Sandra Stanczyk Janik Helen M. Radosz Kulish Nancy Jones Serdar Jacqueline Capocy Hojnacki Kathleen Perini Laubhan Carol A. Haller Walker Kathleen J. Kibler Oakes Donna M. Lach Carol Bivens Wondolowski Class of 1963 Margaret O’Ryan Lombardo Sharon Pucilowski Paveza Class of 1958 Barbara Volheim Glenos Lila Canning Mancini Linda J. Heelan Pote Lenore Labno Adams Carole Hurta Schneider Denise L. Clark Smith Brenda Curlee Carolyn Rogo Versteeg Diane E. McNally Tews Margaret Herbert Johnson Judith Mierzwa Michalek Class of 1964 Class of 1966 Sally Zolecki Poppish Beverly Bieniek Baldwin Kathryn Frystak Crouch Class of 1959 Janine M. Daniel Karen Schneider Dix Maryann Pawlikowski Cochrane Alexandra Dellutri Karen David McDonald Patti Jo Pesek Hintz-Joswick K. Tina Velcich Donahue Charlene Conerton Smollen Sister M. Ann Barbara Plavac, SSFCR Gloria Miller Hotovy Kathleen Burdick Wittenberg Judith A. Radzil Regep Bernadine Lelko Rosemary Bova Wood Barbara Lucheon Salbego Rose Naputano Marcyann C. Bonkalski Vodziak Margaret Jagodzinski Seiler Diane M. Kuca Poole Charlene Losey Winke Emily Kolar Zabrocki Juanita M. Dabrowski Smolka Joanne M. Zolecki Class of 1960 Dolores Ambrosini Anderson Cynthia Rudnicki Becker Barbara David Erlenborn Daena L. Lask Hinkleman Judith Higgins Mroz Sister Renee Pfeiffer, SSFCR Joan Rogo Anita M. Brettner Veronese Class of 1961 Maureen Butler Clark Mary Burns Jaster Harriet Jarosz Margaret Connor Kroen Barbara Rumsavich Maenner Margaret Fundator Ruthenberg 2 22 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 2008 Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors ALUMNAE GIFTS BY CLASS YEAR Class of 1967 Class of 1971 Joanne Doran Gandolfi Patricia Dzialowy Gaber Susan Felker Arvetis Joan Ralson Gizowski Charlotte Mischke Steinbach Denise Smola Delong Eileen McQuaid Kositzky Betty Rompala Thill Mary Beth Norton-Williams Barbara Werges Logsdon Patti Tolone Rosemarie Panico-Marino Janet Smith McBride Audrey Pronobis Karen Lloyd O’Shea Class of 1968 Elaine Sweeney Pagels Janice Prunsky Marie Kuper Brady April Shaughnessy Donna Marie Ferraro Renich Linda Nash Callahan Barbara Peterson Siepka Catherine Reape Kearin Class of 1972 Laurine M. O’Mara Wassman Joanne Kosek Karen Stevens Adamczyk Patricia Murray Witkowski Judith Mattas Mokelke Cheryl Dubin Campbell Elizabeth L. Greetis Russell Estella Mazzula Cronk Class of 1976 Carmelita Glaser Wagner Leeanne Rouse Grens Sharon Gregory Duncan Debbie A Smith Maslowski Theresa Hall Ferchau Class of 1969 Ronalie Murawski Maria Mejicano Hoffman Denise Werges Anton Joan T. Sweeney Prybys Cynthia Kalousek Kristufek Margaret Barrett Barbara Griffin Szram Lorraine Lacke Krzywosz Paula M. Nevers Daley Linda Ann Waner Kathleen Cronin McSwain Marianne Bilder Grisolano Beth Zelazo Wasilowski Mary Cook Norton Linda Duczman O’Connell Eileen Quirk Rowan Anne Marie O’Connor Class of 1973 Colleen Schaller Sheehan Patricia Dybisz Tirio Mary Ellen Doyle Bowers Susan Strotz Walsh Mary Jo Rafe Christensen Class of 1970 Kathy Nelson Durkin Class of 1977 Kathleen M Richards Breier Margaret Scichowski Gilly Linda Lloyd Follenweider Virginia Loew Gray Sharon M. Gavril Heft Lauren Hames Anne Marneris Sue Smith Mierendorf Carol Hennessy-Excel Shelley Lapp Schmitt Denise Quinn Palisaitis Kathleen Janotta Miller Mary Anne Janowiak Zielinski Maureen O’Shea Prunty Mary Beth Pratt Julie Dignan Richert Class of 1974 Janeen Sullivan Susan Palusis Castro Nancy Boge Wright Karen Virva Defilippis Adrienne Boyle Farrell Class of 1978 Carol A. Gehrman Glowicki Margaret Bohan-Zaker Diane Daugirda Jakobs Cheryl Kalousek Broadhurst Maryann Tannura Kill Mary Beth Ciukaj Janet Rauth Pelech Jennifer Rafa Doyle Jeannette Daugirda Kirchner Maureen Rafa Mary Lyons Susan Oreske Spanos Margaret Dust Nicorata Class of 1975 Mary Cummings O’Meara Carol Cunningham Patricia Clarke Paetow Mary Rekruciak Dombrowski Colleen Shanahan Ruane Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 23 Mount Assisi Academy 2007-2008 Honor Roll of Donors ALUMNAE GIFTS BY CLASS YEAR Sheryl M. Major Soberano Class of 1984 Class of 1988 Catherine Lucas Steele Michelle A. Uraski Culligan Kristen Johnson Debra Pilewski Triolo Sister Mary Terese Giblin, SSFCR Class of 1989 Class of 1979 Karen Kho-Stavitzke Andrea Chand Downing Marybeth Klatt Antone Penny Mateck Janice M. Pula McMahon Nancy Becker Carlson Elizabeth May Michelle Vonderheide Monticello Teresa Meccia Fisher Gina Lopez Threet Jeanne Perri Grimmer Noreen Lonergan Tunney Class of 1990 Eileen Plecki Hacker Lisa Stachura Wirth Donna M. Pula Nelligan Loretta M. Mavrinac Hagerman Class of 1985 Class of 1991 Joan Ciukaj Knight Patricia M. Bakalik Kathleen Czapla McSweeney Wendy Finger Miller Tracey Lynn Sheehan Cicirale Becky Digenan Ward Catherine Enright Tarkey Deanna Sweder Collie Class of 1992 Therese Werr Trahey Kathleen Laurencell Silver Shari Frystak Herrara Deborah Kelly Wlodarski Jennifer Doligale Skorzewski Lisa Perkovich Kursell Class of 1980 Marielena Popernik White Class of 1993 Catherine Shab Munoz Class of 1986 Regina McEldowney Eva Lis Ricci Marjorie A. Feria Kimberly A. Walter Stuhler Denise M. Pilewski Hansen Class of 1994 Class of 1981 Mary C. Dioguardi Howicz Erin Gainer Dziekan Janet L. York Narbutis Veronica Tenteris Giblin Mary Alice Kelly Benoit Justine Gasior Cynthia Curry Walsh Class of 1997 Linda Hanacek Class of 1987 Dana Perry Ludwig Eileen Hall Kelly Ann Barger Class of 1998 Pamela Ziemba O’Shea Donna Birmingham Green Nicole Kulak Flood Class of 1982 Kristina Zvinakis Class of 2001 Mary M. Bembenek Duckworth Erin Thomas Heitman Nancy Griffin Graben Angela Menocci Patricia Donnelly Gregory Jacqueline Dwyer Murphy Class of 2002 Charlene Kalousak Rodack Courtney Dillion Marissa Tybor Class of 1983 Genevra Guzzi Barrett Class of 2005 Susan Lessner Hawes Samantha Carroll Colleen M. Noonan Ivancic Adrianne Kenny Nancy Chicvara Looney Class of 2006 Patricia Walsh Rapp Carla C. Guzior Barbara Fliszar Sanner Charlotte Grubisich Turturtillo 24 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Mount Assisi Academy acknowledges the generous support of the Sixth Gala Dinner Dance and Hall of Fame Awards by the following benefactors: Gala Underwriters Table Sponsorship Gala Dinner Daniel Broadhurst Margaret Barrett ’69 Dance Support Richard Guzior Daniel and Cheryl Kalousek Kathleen Adamec Broadhurst ’78 Lenore Labno Adams ’58 Michael and Estella Platinum Sponsorship Mazzula Cronk ’72 Dolores Ambrosini Anderson ’60 Patricia Bakalik ’85 Rev. Michael M. Boland Ed and Patricia Donnelly Gregory ’82 Margaret Barrett ’69 - Catholic Charities of the Philip Bartnicki Archdiocese of Chicago Richard and Christine Guzior Dr. James and Ann Bell Mrs. Beverly Kapustiak Margaret Bohan-Zaker ’78 Gold Sponsorship Mr. and Mrs. James O’Malley Patricia Boland Roberta Magurany Rosemary Bova-Wood ’66 Anonynous Marie Kuper Brady ’68 - Holy Family Villa Richard and Christine Guzior Daniel Broadhurst Roberta Noonan Daniel and Cheryl Kalousek - Noonan Elementary Academy Robert Brown Broadhurst ‘78 Mary Beth Pratt ’77 Margaret Banich Bruni ’65 Pierce and Shirley Buckley Perry Buckley Anne Burchett Elaine Burke David Burns Mary Cahill-McGovern John Cardiff Ralph Caron Susan Palusis Castro ’74 Tracey Lynn Sheehan Cicirale ’85 Mary Beth Ciukaj ’78 Patricia Clarke Paetow ’78 Kathleen Clinton Maryann Pawlikowski Cochrane ’59 Kathleen Fitzgerald Conerty JoAnn Conover Kathleen Conroy Michelle Uraski Culligan ’84 Barbara Dargis John DeMars Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 25 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Bruce DeMent Sandra Grannan Cathyann Hoye Geri DiCola Virginia Loew Gray ’70 Charles Hughes Gerald Dill Patricia Donnelly Gregory ’82 Denise Iffland Mary Rekruciak Dombrowski ’75 Timothy Greve Vincent Intrivici K. Tina Velcich Donahue ’64 Marianne Bilder Grisolano ’69 Colleen Noonan Ivancic ’83 Mary Ann Draudt Joan O’Malley Gross Susan Izquierdo Mary Bembenek Duckworth ’82 Thomas Grubisich Mary Burns Jaster ’61 Sharon Gregory Duncan ’76 David Gust Frank Jerbich Laurence Dunford Richard Guzior Mary Kalmanek Barbara David Erlenborn ’60 Russell Guzior Kristy Kane Theresa Hall Ferchau ’76 Loretta Mavrinac Hagerman ’79 James Kapustiak Marjorie Feria ’86 Susan Lessner Hawes ’83 Eileen Hall Kelly ’81 Linda Lloyd Follenweider ’77 Daniel Heenan Karen Kho-Stavitzke ’84 Rev. Lawrence Frankovich, OFM Sharon Gavril Heft ’73 Kevin Kirkland Linda Frieh Carol Hennessy-Excel ’77 Joanne Kosek ’68 Gael Gensler Barbara Henry Eileen McQuaid Kositzky ’75 Veronica Tenteris Giblin ’94 Daena Lask Hinkelman ’60 Colleen Kramer John and Marie Giblin Maria Mejicano Hoffman ’76 Cynthia Kalousek Kristufek ’76 Carol Gehrman Glowicki ’74 Marlene Horan Lisa Perkovich Kursell ’92 D.A. Goss Mary Dioguardi Howicz ’86 Kristen Lambert Ronald Lanie Kathleen Perini Laubhan ’65 Paula Lawler Bernadine Lelko ’64 Henry Lenzen John Leonard Barbara Werges Logsdon ’75 Margaret O’Ryan Lombardo ’65 Nancy Chicvara Looney ’83 Patricia Loose Mary Lyons ’78 Roberta Magurany Dean Manasses Penny Mateck ’84 Heidi Mateja Bruce Mathias Doris Gregory McCarthy Joseph McCartin Karen David McDonald ’66 Brian McGuire Kathy McNamara 26 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Kathleen Cronin McSwain ’76 Thomas J. Murphy Gary Pater Angela Menocci ’01 Mary Cook Norton ’76 Peggy Patlan Kathleen Merrick Shuler Mary Beth Norton-Williams ’71 Sharon Pucilowski Paveza ’65 Mary Meyers Mary Lou Ryan Norwell Janet Rauth Pelech ’74 Judith Mierzwa Michalek ’58 John O’Brien Barbara Pestel Jay Michel Anne Marie O’Connor Thomasine Peter Jacquelin Mintal Julia O’Kane Carmella Peters Candace Mitchell John O’Malley Sister Renee Pfeiffer, SSFCR ’60 Michelle Vonderheide Karen Lloyd O’Shea ’75 Donna Piccirillo Monticello ’89 Pamela Ziemba O’Shea ’81 Sr. M. Ann Barbara Judith Higgins Mroz ’60 Jack Oprondek Plavac, SSFCR ’59 Mark Buckley and Kathleen Orlando Michelle Pomierski Donna Murphy-Buckley Elaine Sweeney Pagels ’75 James Porzio Robert and Jeanne Murphy Konstantinos Pappas Joseph Pozzi Susan Murphy John Parise Francis Pratt ABC Presents Comedy Night Saturday March 28, 2009 The Athletic Booster Club (ABC) of Mount Assisi Academy will host its fourth annual Comedy Night Saturday March 28, 2009 at the school. Proceeds from this event directly benefit Mount Assisi’s Athletic and ABC Physical Education Department. The evening will kick-off at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and comedy show, featuring comedic talent from Senese’s Comedy Club, at 8:30 p.m. There will also be several great raffles lined up for guests during the festivities. For more information, please contact MAA Athletic Director June VerSchave at 630-257-7844, extension 33 or ABC President Pat Wasilewski at 708-923-0958. Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 27 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Edward Pratt Barbara Griffin Szram ’72 Mary Beth Pratt ’77 Joseph Taylor Gala Program Rita Radtke Patricia Dybisz Tirio ’69 Advertisers Judith Radzik Regep ’59 Patti Tolone ’67 St. Mary Nativity Margaret Reker Thomas Tolone Julie Dignan Richert ’77 Mary Tribe Reverend John Doyle Jan Riemersma Debra Pilewski Triolo ’78 St. Anne / St. Ambrose Churchs Therese Rimkus Maureen Trotto Gary Pater Charlene Kalousek Rodack ’82 Noreen Lonergan Tunney ’84 Bansley & Kiener LLP Maureen Rogus Charlotte Grubisich Turturillo ’83 Mark Ross Lisa Valkenburg Sr. Patricia Kolenda, SSFCR Mary Ann Salek June VerSchave School Sisters of St. Francis M. Noel Scholl Dana Villani Colleen Schaller Sheehan ’76 Claudette Walus MAA League of Friars Beverly Sigler Walschlager ’61 Roberta Magurany Barbara Simon John Wasilewski Holy Family Villa Elizabeth Slad Judy Wedryk Charlene Conerton Smollen ’66 Rosalie Wemple Pat Wasilewski Patricia Aftanas Soukal ’63 Charlene Losey Winke ’66 MAA Booster Club Susan Orseske Spanos ’74 Patricia Murray Witkowski ’75 Chicago Gaelic Park Douglas Stangeland Mary Ann Wood Catherine Lucas Steel ’78 Nancy Boge Wright ’77 Matthew Markiewicz Margaret Steinbock-Sinclair Diane Wyzinski Markiewicz Funeral Home Mary Jane Sumner Emily Kolar Zabrocki ’59 Phil Bartnicki Mount Assisi Parents Association Sr. Barbara Markovich Our Lady of Angels House of Prayer Gerald Napleton Napleton Lincoln-Mercury Inc. Dr. Edward Abromaitis, D.D.S. Fr. Lawrence Lisowski SS Cyril & Methodius Frank Lacny American Combustion Services, Inc. 28 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Dennis Noga Ez Duz It Products, Inc AUCTION DONORS Chicago Wolves Allegro Music & Dance Academy CPX Sports Franciscan Village Crackpots Alsip Nursery Ray Zomchek Dan and Cheryl Broadhurst Annie’s, Ltd. Colley Elevator Company Arlington Park Racecourse Debbie Kelly Wlodarski ’79 Chipains Finer Foods Duke’s Ace Hardware BJ McMahon’s Richard Guzior Eli’s Cheesecake Company Barb and Alex Szram Richards Building Supply Co. Beverly Kapustiak Estella Mazzula Cronk ’72 Samuel Forzley, O.D. Fender and Donisch Forzley Eye Clinic Bishop Lyne Residence Portrait Studio Bobbi Magurany Gerald Dill Gabrielle Shemett Montenegro ’85 Beechen & Dill Builders Inc. Cardinal Francis George General Mills, Inc. Richard Meade Carla Guzior Giordano’s Enterprises, Inc. Community Bank of Lemont Carpet Interiors Hollywood Boulevard John Alfirevich Catch 35 Apple Chevrolet Hollywood Casino Cathyann Hoye – Epic Buffet Phil Bartnicki Chicago Bulls Spitfire Volleyball Club Hollywood Park Chicago Cubs Holy Family Villa Beth Zelazo Wasilowski Dean Pappas YOR Creative Design Catholic Charities John Norbut Purchasing Solutions Bryan Freel Vine Properties Frank Brotto All State Insurance Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 29 Mount Assisi Academy Sixth Annual Gala Dinner Dance A N D H A L L O F FA M E AWA R D S S AT U R D AY M A R C H 1 , 2 0 0 8 Huron Consulting Group Schoolbelles The Bennett-Curtis House ICI Paints Shar Altenhoff The Dance Workshop Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Shedd Aquarium The Essence Suites Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd. Showcase Window Fashions The New Hancock Observatory Jenny’s Steak House Sister Alexine Bredas, SSFCR The Patio Restaurant Judge Mathis Show Sister Helen Kovacic, SSFCR Tony & Tina’s Wedding Kane County Cougars Sister Mary Frances Werner, SSFCR Turnabout Pizza Lake Capital Smooth Skin & Nail Salon Untouchable Tours Lewis University Southwest Airlines Walt Disney World, Inc. Lexie Szram ’02 Sybaris Suites White Fence Farm Madelyn Guzior Taj Mahal Restaurant, Inc. Zano Salons, Inc. Marie Dworsky Mark Buckley and Donna Murphy-Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bell Mrs. Bill Gordon Mrs. Jack Holcomb Mount Assisi Academy Mount Assisi Booster Club Naper Settlement Noreen Heron & Associates Oak Lawn Park District 115 Bourbon Street Palos Sports Patti Tolone Peg O’Ryan Lombardo ’65 Perry and Lillian Buckley Phil Bartnicki Ravinia Festival Richard and Christine Guzior 2 30 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 2008 Re-Echo L Fall 2007 Mount Assisi Academy Memorials & Honorariums 2007-2008 The following individuals have made donations in remembrance of their deceased loved ones or in honor of special individuals during 2007-2008. They are remembered in the prayers of the Mount Assisi Academy Community, as well as at the MAA Memorial Mass, Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at MAA. Mount Assisi Academy Memorial cards are available in the MAA Office of Advancement. In Honor Of Donor Sr. Thomasine Novakovich, SSFCR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Barbara Volheim Glenos ’63 The School Sisters of St. Francis of Christ the King~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Jeanette Daugirda Kirchner ’78 In Memory Of Donor Sister Ann Bambick, SSFCR~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sister M. Ann Barbara Plavac, SSFCR ’59 Theresa Banich-Rhoads ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Margaret Banich Bruni ’65 Leona Bembenek ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Bembenek Duckworth ’82 Joseph Birmingham ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Birmingham Green ’87 Linda Jones Blondis ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Nancy Jones Serdar ’57 Michele Chicvara ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Nancy Chicvara Looney ’83 Virginia Doran ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Joanne Doran Gandolfi ’75 Robert & Mary Doyle ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Ellen Doyle Bowers ’73 Alex & Veronica Dzikas ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Aurelia Dzikas Bremer ’59 Sister Edwardine Udovich, SSFCR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Virginia Loew Gray ’70 Ralph Ferraro ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Ferraro Renick ’71 Frank J. Geraghty ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Louis Mirabellie Charlotte Grubisich ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Charlotte Grubisich Turturtillo ’83 John Grubisich Annamarie Guinta ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Murphy-Buckley Lena Guinta Marie Guinta-Nowell Patricia & William D. Joyce ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Michael & Jeriann Sweeney Sister Mary Josephine Tominac, SSFCR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Caroline Schranz Sicinski ’61 Nancy Jones Serdar ’57 Nancy Reynolds Schneider ’57 Helen Bulow Juric ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Patricia Lloyd Clara Kashanitz ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alan & Bobette May Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter 31 Mount Assisi Academy Memorials & Honorariums 2007-2008 Judith Sudeikis Kelpsas ’64 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alexandra Dellutri ’64 Rose Naputano ’64 Charlotte K. Lacke~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Lorraine Lack Krzywosz ’76 Mary Ann Laurencell~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Kathleen Laurencell Silver ’85 Gordon Laurencell Teresa Laurencell Dorothy Letvinchik~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Patricia Knitter Janik ’62 Sister Louise Burich, SSFCR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Carole Hurta Schneider ’63 Edward Magurany ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mount Assisi Academy Board of Directors John Major~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sheryl Major Soberano ’78 Felix Martellotta ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Janet York Narbutis ’86 Doloris I. McNamara~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Laura Ripoli Slyvester Mirral ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Sister Mary Benedict Cimperman, SSFCR Lucille Morello ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Alan & Bobette May Florence Murphy~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Murphy-Buckley James Robert Murphy~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Murphy-Buckley Freda Murphy Peter Murphy ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Donna Murphy-Buckley Maureen Murphy ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Adrienne Boyle Farrell ’74 Marienne Penzato ’61 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Barbara Rumsavich Maenner ’61 Flo Pieniawski ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Bonnie Goliak Janet Plecki ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Eileen Plecki Hacker ’79 Patricia Pratt~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Beth Pratt ’77 Eileen “Sophie” Rafa ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Jennifer Rafa Doyle ’78 Mary Jo Rafa Christensen ’73 Rosalind Reker ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Margaret Reker William Reker Rob Salbego~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Barbara Luchen Salbego ’59 Theresa & Frank “Scully” Scalise ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Vujic Sister Siena Trsenjak, SSFCR ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Lila Canning Mancini ’63 Marnie Smith ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Denise Smith ’65 Jeanette St. Germain ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Germaine St. Germain Zola ’61 Anthony Turturtillo ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Charlotte Grubisich Turturtillo ’83 Joseph Turturtillo Alice Velcich ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ K. Tina Velcich Donahue ’64 Lois Zelazo White ’78 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Beth Zelazo Wasilowski ’72 Genevieve Wright ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Kathleen Laurencell Silver ’85 Jean Zekich ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Mary Vujic Clara Zolecki~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Joanne Zolecki ’59 32 12 Mount Assisi Academy Newsletter Re-Echo L Fall 2008 Re-Echo L Spring/Summer 2007 September 17 MAA Alumnae Association Mount Assisi Academy Meeting / 7 p.m. September 19 MAA Walk-A-Thon / 10:30 a.m. CALENDAR September 21 Welcome Liturgy & Brunch / 10:00 a.m. November 2 MAA Open House / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. September 24 2009 Gala and Hall of Fame Awards November 7 Free Day Planning Meeting / 7:00 p.m. November 16 MAA Open House / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. September 28 All-Alumnae Open House / 12 - 3 p.m. November 19 MAA Alumnae Association Meeting – All are welcome!!! “Cooking for The Holidays” / 6:30 p.m. October 3 St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Liturgy / 8:00 a.m. November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday October 6 Holiday honoring the School Sisters of St. Francis December 8 Immaculate Conception Liturgy / 8:00 a.m. of Christ the King 100th Anniversary December 19 Christmas Liturgy / 8:00 a.m. October 13 Columbus Day Holiday December 19 MAA Student Talent Show / 10:00 a.m. October 15 MAA Alumnae Association Meeting / 7 p.m. October 19 Lemont Garden Club “Holiday Beginnings” December 19 Christmas Vacation 1:00 p.m. in MAA Gymnasium to January 4 October 26 Memorial Mass & Brunch / 10:30 a.m. January 5 Welcome Back – Classes Resume Alumnae… News for Class Notes: Let Us Hear From You! 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