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A Magazine for Alumni, Friends, and Family of Notre Dame Catholic High School • Fall, 2008

Mission Accomplished!
 The ND Community
   Renovates Gym!
Notre Dame Completes Gym Renovation Project
Proud of our Past...Focused on Our Future
In 1964 when the Notre Dame boys moved into their new school,        to contribute to this worthwhile and important annual fund/gym
the current school building on Jefferson Street, everything was      campaign.
state of the art: the classrooms, science labs and the gym. Over
the past 44 years, many areas of N.D. were updated, but the gym      Donations and responses from alumni and friends started arriving
remained relatively the same. While new bleachers were installed     within a week of the mailing. Many sent notes in with their do-
in early the ‘90s, and stage curtains were replaced, the gym floor   nations sharing wonderful memories about their time at ND and
remained the original playing surface, and was repaired count-       in particular memories of the gym. During the past seven months
less times over the past four decades. The Notre Dame gym            we have been fortunate to have exceeded our goal and raised just
has certainly served its students and faculty well. It has hosted    under $500,000. While this campaign was one of the school’s
                                                                     most successful financially, it also saw record participation levels
                                                                     from alumni and friends of the school. Notre Dame Principal Fr.
                                                                     Bill Sangiovanni commented, “The success of this campaign far
                                                                     exceeded our expectations. It was truly heart warming to see such
                                                                     great participation from all aspects of the Notre Dame family.
                                                                     We hope to continue to build upon this campaign to ensure our
                                                                     continued success in the future.”

                                                                     On June 16, the renovation work began with the removal of the
                                                                     gym floor, asbestos and bleachers. The month of July saw the
                                                                     entire gym repainted and by the beginning of August, our dream
                                                                     was becoming a reality with the installation of a beautiful new
                                                                     gym floor and bleachers. Also replaced during the renovation
                                                                     were the wall padding, the sound system, lighting, all stage cur-
                                                                     tains, as well as the lettering above the stage which reads “Sister
                                                                     Marion Rielly Memorial Auditorium”. With no time to spare,
                                                                     the newly renovated gym was open in time for the first day of the
                                                                     2008-09 school year and for the beginning of the girl’s volleyball
thousands of basketball and volleyball games, countless masses
and spring musicals, and dozens of graduation ceremonies. Daily      We invite all
gym classes, honor society inductions, cabarets, school dances,      alumni and
open houses, and fundraisers all take place in the gym-it is truly   friends to
the heart of our school.                                             stop by Notre
                                                                     Dame and see
It has been said that nothing lasts forever. That statement is       our beauti-
definitely accurate when talking about the Notre Dame gymna-         ful new gym,
sium. This past winter, after much deliberation, the decision was    which is now
made by the ND administration and Board of Directors to move         as nice as any
forward with a major gym renovation since the entire gym was         in the state,
in desperate need of an upgrade. The original floor from 1964        according to
was beyond repair and was becoming a safety hazard. The light-       V.J. Sarullo,
ing was inefficient, and the sound system was inaudible. After       Notre Dame’s
securing bids from various contractors and proposing a plan to       Athletic Director. The first home game for the boy’s basketball
the Diocese of Bridgeport’s Sacred Arts Committee, the go ahead      team will be held on December 17 at 8:00 pm vs. Kaynor Tech
was given to move forward with the gym renovation campaign.          in the SWC Tipoff Tournament and the first home game for the
                                                                     girl’s will be December 26 at 8:00 pm vs. Staples as part of the
Since the school’s opening, never had a similar financial cam-       Notre Dame Appalachia Christmas Tournament.
paign been undertaken. The preliminary cost to renovate the
gym was $300,000 but with the rising cost of materials and some      Although our campaign has been very successful, we still are in
unforeseen costs, our expenses grew and exceeded our original        need of additional donations to continue our capital improvement
estimates.                                                           projects in the gym and around the building. Those interested in
                                                                     making a donation can log on to the Notre Dame website (www.
Last February, a mailing was sent out to Notre Dame’s 13,000 and click on the “Support ND” link or contact the
plus alumni as well as alumni parents, friends and local business-   Advancement Office. We are very appreciative and thankful to
es. With several giving options, donors had many opportunities       all our donors for making this project so successful.
Notre Dame Care Club Celebrates 25 Years
                                                         In 1984, seeing the need to serve the local community, Student President Patrick
                                                         Domkowski approached Principal Armand Fabbri and asked if a club could be
                                                         formed for the purpose. Mr. Fabbri’s response was, “Get yourself a moderator and
                                                         you can start the club.” Patrick approached Mrs. Janet Haffner, a member of the
                                                         Religion Department and she whole-heartedly accepted the challenge. Since its in-
                                                         ception, the Care Club, as it was to be called, has served thousands of people in nu-
                                                         merous ways. The Club’s first endeavor was a Christmas party for the first graders
                                                         of Blessed Sacrament/St. Mary’s School. This project was such a great success that
                                                         it has continued and when Blessed Sacrament School closed the children from St.
                                                         Peter’s School became the recipients of fun, games and gifts from Santa. It is inter-
                                                         esting to note that many of these children went on to become Notre Dame students.
                                                         The Christmas party’s success encouraged the club to offer Easter entertainment.
                                                         Volunteers became clowns, magicians, singers, and bakers of wonderful food.
                                                         Among the magicians was Mr. Jay Reidy of the ND faculty who thrilled guests
           Jessica Berard at a Care Club Event           with his mysterious powers. One of the most memorable events occurred at an
Easter celebration when a gentleman who came each day to collect soda cans from the trash bin spotted candy—lots of it—spread around
the grounds in preparation for a jelly bean hunt. Mrs. Haffner spied him from the café picking up all the candy packs. Quick as a bunny
(no pun intended), the club officers rescued the candy and gave the man some to take home. Further on in the Club’s undertakings, visits
were made to local hospitals and nursing homes. Gifts collected from the ND family were distributed and as a result of these experiences
many students went on to volunteer in hospitals and day care centers. Collections of various items were made upon the requests of and for
people in need. One amazing collection came about for residents of the North Avenue Correctional Center. They needed art and writing
supplies. Between the students and a very generous donation of pens from the BIC Corporation in Milford, those who were incarcerated
were amazed at the windfall of supplies. A most touching afternoon came on Grandparent’s Day. The late Monsignor Laurello, who was
in charge of senior services for the Diocese, presided over a prayer service after which entertainment was provided along with a luncheon.
Each grandparent was given a plant representing life. In addition, the tragedy of 9/11 became especially personal for us when Father Bill’s
cousin, a New York City fireman, died in the Twin Towers. While the search for survivors continued, ND students and their families baked
130 pound of cookies for the firemen of Engine Company 54 in NYC. With great anticipation, students asked to be put on the list of those
who visit our neighbors at the Jewish Home for the Elderly Day Care Center. For the past fifteen years, the May “Senior Prom” has been
held – fun, games and dancing are truly enjoyed by all. Since 2006 a special Valentine visit has been added. Many “thank you” notes are
received such as this one—
                             “To the members of the Notre Dame HS Care Club!
                                   I attend the adult care program at the
                                        Jewish Home for the Elderly.
                                Thank you for the “goody bag” and contents.
                                  My husband and I really appreciate your
                                thoughtful gesture. How wonderful to hear
                                          of young people who care.
                                      Many, many thanks!” Mia Green
In the spring of 2006 the Club sponsored a drive for mothers and babies in need of many items. This was a Lenten project and a marvelous
success. Religion classes collected everything from pacifiers and rattles to cribs and playpens. Money donations were used to purchase
various products. When Operation Hope asked for help in filling their food pantry, the ND Care Club was there. This year a call was put
out for cell phones – in any condition. The phones are reprogrammed and given free of charge to women who find themselves in abusive
situations. The Care Club was able to deliver over 150 phones for this project. In conjunction with a group of women connected with the
Fairfield Police and Fire Departments, the Care Club joined in their “Project from the Heart.” These caring women collect items and mail
“We Care” boxes to our armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Notre Dame students, their families and friends responded whole-heartedly
and collected close to one thousand donations to the cause. To all past and present members of the Care Club and to all who have sup-
ported their causes for the past twenty-five (!) years God bless you and thank you for caring. Jesus said, “As long as you did it for the least
of my brothers, you did it for me.” Certainly the Notre Dame community has answered His call and without a doubt, will continue to do so.
 Notre Dame’s Newest Family Member
 Notre Dame welcomes the newest member of our family, Owen Christopher
 Cipriano. Owen, the son of Chris (Assistant Principal) and Joanna Lohan
 Cipriano (Faculty), was born on June 9, 2008. The entire ND family
 welcomes Owen and congratulates the new mom and dad.
Notre Dame’s Newest Alumni – Class of 2008
On Saturday May 31, 2008 Notre
Dame welcomed 147 new alumni
when the Class of 2008 received
their diplomas. This close-knit class
embodied the spirit of Notre Dame.
We wish them well in their future
endeavors. Members of the Class of
2008 are: Silvestro Accettullo, Lisa
Alterio, Anthony Alteri, Gabrielle
Ambrose, Marlyse Ayala, Joseph Bald-
win, Joseph Banno, Daniel Barbour,
Alyssa Barnum, Joseph Bauco, Justin
Bennett, Thaddeus Bennett, Marissa
Beres, Sebastian Berrazueta, Keenan
Bock, Patrick Brown, Anjelica Butler,
Allisyn Calovine, Ricardo Camacho,
Jenna Camputaro, Meghan Cannata,
Anthony Capelli, Christina Capozza,
William Carnright, Samantha Case,
Gregorio Castellianos, Eric Cerino,
Collin Colburn, Kevin Conniff, Kelsey
Connors, Costas Costanta, Michael
Criscuolo, Katelyn Crowley, Lauren
Czernota, Joshua DaCruz, Amy Daven-
port, Tanajhe Days, Vincent DeFrancesco, Chiara Deltito, Colin    Shakeena Robinson, Christine Roche, Brian Rodrigues, Jacque-
Dempsey, Daniel Forrest, Erin Franklin, Karmen Garrett, Dana      line Rosario, Mary Kate Ross, Tessa Ruggeri, Jennifer Schell,
Garvey, Bret Gaulin, Lauren Halpin, Byron Kerr, Tommy King,       John Scholz, Tatiana Senat, Ornella Sharage, Jordan Shelton,
Kimberlee Langello, Deja Mack, Matthew Magliocco, Melissa         Caitlin Smith, Menelik Smith, Stephen Sorak, Robert Stan,
Manowski, Miguel Martinez, Catherine Maslan, Michael Mastell,     Courtney Suech, Katherine Szabo, Jessica Tietjen, Edwin Tirado,
Christopher Mauro, Kaitlyn Mawicke, Matthew Maya, Meghan          Erica Tranquillo, Shawna Turner, Lauren Tvardzik, Nicholas
McCloat, Kristopher McFadden, Robert Meglio, Ashley Merritt,      Vasone, Angelo Velastegui, Amy Vu, Regina Walker, Christo-
Chevon Miles, Matthew Moleski, Sarah Morrell, Portia Mor-         pher Walters, Gregory Wigfall, Robert Wilcox, Timothy Wilkins,
rison, Ian Moye, Alex Muniz, Ciaran O’Donnell, Tiffany Osorio,    Candace Williams, Sharleen Williams, Mark Yaworowski, James
Erica Paiva, Andrew Parker, Corey Parker, William Pearce, Julia   Young, Amy Zwicharowski. Valedictorian of this year’s class
Pelaggi, Jacqueline Pereira, Divan Pervez, Alyssa Peters, James   was David Gellis. David is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic
Piazza, David Piccioli, Matthew Pinto, Matthew Plumb, Thomas      Institute in Troy, NY where he is majoring in engineering. Brian
Poirier III, Caitlin Pomeroy, Michael Puskar, Krystal Quinones,
                                                                  Rodrigues is the class salutatorian and is attending Boston Col-
Fernando Ramirez, Jessica Ramos, Jennifer Raphaelson, Court-      lege majoring in international studies in the pre-law program.
ney Rechtiene, Catherine Restrepo, Veronica Reyes, Justin Ris-
solo, Christine Rivera, Julissa Rivera,
Scholarships at Notre Dame ND Class Agents Wanted!
Notre Dame currently maintains numerous scholarships.             Interested in Becoming a Class Agent?
These scholarships benefit students from all walks of life.
                                                                  Do you want to keep in touch with your old class-
If you would like to contribute to an existing scholarship
or start a new scholarship please contact the Notre Dame          mates? Do you want to be the first to know all the
Advancement Office ( or con-                 latest news coming from Notre Dame? Do you want
tact Fr. Bill Sangiovanni, Principal
( Current scholarships are: Frank            to assist ND by helping us find “lost” classmates, plan-
Carrano Memorial Scholarship, Jacob’s Ladder Scholar-             ning homecoming activities or other alumni activities?
ship, Kim Wickert Donnelly Scholarship, Jessica Miner
                                                                  Sign up to be a class agent. Please email the alumni
Scholarship, Fred Moriarity, Jr. Scholarship, Anthony
Magliocco Scholarship, Fr. Bill Scholarship, Sr. Marion           office at if you are interested
Rielly Scholarship, Appalachia Award, Charlotte Ebling            in Notre Dame’s Class Agent Program.
Scholarship and the Armand R. Fabbri Award.
Homecoming 2007
                                            Notre Dame cele-        John Anastas, ‘65, Bob Berarducci, ‘65, Patrick Freeman, ‘65,
                                            brated its 1st Annual   David Gaffney, ‘65, David Prentice, ‘65, Ken Fodor ’65, Thomas
                                            Alumni Homecom-         Jurczak, ‘66, Rich Pavone ’66, Rich Bonosky ’66, Tony Cefagoli
                                            ing Weekend on          ’66, Patrick Dizney, ‘67, James Lavin, ‘67, Mario Paniccia, ’67.
                                            Saturday, October       Also present were Coach DeMatteo and Coach Lou Saccone. On
                                            20 and Sunday,          Sunday a Mass and Communion Breakfast was held in the Notre
                                            October 21, 2007.       Dame Gym. The Mass was in honor of Sister Marion Rielly,
                                            Activities on Satur-    former principal of Notre Dame, and all deceased members of the
                                            day included Notre      Notre Dame Community. Over 150 students, faculty, alumni and
                                            Dame Family Fun         friends of Notre Dame attended the Mass which was celebrated
                                            Day, the Homecom-       by Fr. Bill Sangiovanni, Principal and Fr. Peter Cipriani, Chap-
                                            ing Football game       lain. The Sister Marion Rielly Mass and breakfast is a longstand-
                                            (ND vs. Weston HS),     ing tradition at Notre Dame raising scholarship money for the
                                            honoring the 1964       Sister Marion Rielly
                                            State Championship      Scholarship Fund.
                                            Football Team, and      This year’s home-
                                            an evening cocktail     coming festivities
                                            social. Both the        will take place on
                                            Family Fun Day and      Saturday, October 25
                                            Homecoming game         and Sunday, October
    Patrick Freeman ’65 and daughter Mary  were well attended       26, 2008. For more
                                           with many alumni         details log on to the
returning to Notre Dame to enjoy a day of fun and good football.    ND website (www.
Members of the 1964 Football Team were presented gifts by the
ND Cheerleaders during half time festivities. Those teammates
                                                                                                 Returning Members of the 1964 State
returning to celebrate the day were:                                                                 championship Football Team

Notre Dame Appalachia Club
                                                                                   This past June for the ninth time, fifty
                                                                                   members of the Notre Dame community
                                                                                   including students, faculty, alumni, and
                                                                                   parents trekked down to Neon, Kentucky
                                                                                   to help the people of the town of Neon
                                                                                   with the organization HOMES. Students
                                                                                   raised money throughout the year as well
                                                                                   as participated in a minimum of 30 hours
                                                                                   of service to be eligible to partake in the
                                                                                   nine day journey. While there, they were
                                                                                   split into teams to go to various worksites
                                                                                   to do what needed to be done. Some
                                                                                   teams worked on demolition sites tear-
                                                                                   ing down houses. Another team worked
                                                                                   on clearing and landscaping a large area
                                                                                   of land to make it usable again. Some
                                                                                   rehab work was done to make buildings
                                                                                   in existence more livable and a final crew
                                                                                   worked on the HOMES property burning
rotten wood to make room for more useful equipment. In their off time, students played cards and other games, partici-
pated in reflections, went to mass, experienced other faith traditions, befriended the locals, and left their mark in many
long-lasting ways around Neon. Students commented during reflections on how life changing the trip was and noted how
easy it was to visibly see the impact their presence had on others. Before they had even left Kentucky, kids were already
saying they couldn’t wait until next year’s trip.
Notre Dame Alumni Class News
1960                                                                       Bill Zavatsky holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Columbia Univer-
                                                                           sity, and has lived in New York since 1965. He has taught on all levels of
Beverly Dugas and her sister spent the summer of 2007 traveling to
                                                                           education since 1971. Since the fall of 1987 his home base has been the
Egypt. Beverly reports that her trip was a “Wonderful! It brought his-
                                                                           9th, 10th, and 12th grades at the Trinity School in New York City, where
tory to life.” Beverly was able to see the only surviving wonder of the
                                                                           he teaches English, creative writing, and film courses. In the seventies
ancient world: the Great Pyramid of Grza! “It was breathtaking to see
                                                                           and eighties Zavatsky directed the publication efforts of SUN, an inde-
the avenue of the sphinxes.”
                                                                           pendent literary press, bringing out thirty-five titles as well as several
                                                                           issues of SUN magazine and a two-shot specialty publication called Roy
Lois (D’Andrea) Hoyt retired in June, 2003 after 36 years of teach-
                                                                           Rogers. He is the author of two books of poems, Where X Marks the
ing in the Bridgeport school system, all of which were spent at W.S.
                                                                           Spot and Theories of Rain and Other Poems, two volumes of transla-
Johnson/Park City Magnet School. During and since, she has enjoyed
                                                                           tion (Valery Larbaud and André Breton), and has published his work in
traveling in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, The Canary Islands
                                                                           magazines and in anthologies: The Face of Poetry, Up Late: American
and Aruba. She especially enjoys the time she spends at her timeshare in
                                                                           Poetry Since 1970 and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His poems have
Florida with her husband of 30 years, Dan. Lois and Dan recently cele-
                                                                           served as liner notes for recordings by jazz pianists Bill Evans and Marc
brated their 30th wedding anniversary in Aruba. Lois is a member of the
                                                                           Copland. The translation that he did with Zack Rogow of the Breton vol-
Greater Bridgeport Retired Teachers’ Association and The Association of
                                                                           ume, Earthlight, won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize in
Retired Teachers of Connecticut. Since June, 2007, she has been serving
                                                                           1993. He has also written extensively on creative writing since he began
the former as recording secretary. In addition, Lois enjoys reading once
                                                                           teaching in 1971, including articles on Ramón Gómez de la Serna, Walt
a week to two classes in Bridgeport and she has read for Bridgeport’s
                                                                           Whitman, and William Carlos Williams. With Ron Padgett he co-edited
Read Aloud Day each year since her retirement. Lois is also a member
                                                                           a major anthology of creative writing and art ideas called The Whole
of the Long Hill Garden Club of Trumbull, CT.
                                                                           Word Catalogue 2. Zavatsky has read his work widely over the years,
                                                                           from Los Angeles to Cape Cod, from the Museum of Modern Art to the
Kathy (Keating) McConnell is the mother of three; Maureen a college
                                                                           “Lunch Poems” series at the University of California at Berkeley. He has
grad works for the court system, Andy a graduate of Penn State, U of
                                                                           received grants in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and
Wyoming Law School, retired from the DEA and is a major in the army
                                                                           the New York State Council on the Arts. In 2007 and in 2008 he received
and has served three tours in Iraq, and Matt is a college grad. Kathy is
                                                                           fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, and in 2008 he was awarded a
a member of CDA, Magnificat, and Blue Star Mothers and Families of
                                                                           fellowship in poetry by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Stratford, CT.
Patricia (Petitte) Lisi is a housewife and mother of two daughters and
                                                                           Lois (Potz) Foito has been married for 42 years. She has three adult
four grandchildren. Her eldest daughter, Kristen, is a practicing M.D.
                                                                           children and four grandchildren (two girls and two boys). She loves
                                                                           working with secondary school children and regional education com-
                                                                           munity as well as family time.
Wayne Bayliff sends a hello to all his 1960 classmates. He is retired
and looking forward to seeing everyone at the 50th Reunion. He thanks      1963
everyone who has been emailing him to update contact information and
                                                                           Bob Hurley retired in 2004. He was married for 32 years to his wife
wants everyone to know that good email and snail mail addresses are
                                                                           Carol who passed away in 2004. His daughter, Erin, graduated from the
needed to send information about the 2010 Reunion. Regardless if ND
                                                                           University of Vermont, lived overseas in several countries, and is prepar-
has your current information, please send Wayne an email (wrb@usa.
                                                                           ing for grad school. His son, Jesse, graduated from Colby College, lives
com) so he can put a ‘verified’ check next to your name. Make sure you
                                                                           and works in Boston, and is enrolled in the executive MBA program at
put ND or Notre Dame somewhere in the subject line so the SPAM filter
                                                                           Babson College. Bob spends much of his time hunting, fishing and ex-
doesn’t get you. “Hope to see you all in 2010.”
                                                                           ploring in the woods, waters and swamps around his homes in Barnard,
1961                                                                       VT, Cotuit (Cape Cod), MA and Stuart, FL.
Terrence Burke was widowed in 2006 and retired in 2007.
                                                                           Diane (Garber) Dawson married her high school sweetheart, Al Garber
                                                                           in 1967. They have one daughter, Ariana, now living in San Francisco,
Barbara (Vatrt) Carter writes in that she has 4 grandchildren and one
                                                                           CA. Diane worked for 35 years in public education, the majority of her
on the way.
                                                                           career was in the New Haven Public Schools. She retired in 2004 from
                                                                           her position as Assistant Superintendent in Cheshire, CT. Diane and Al
Kathleen Halligan received her PhD from UCONN and is presently
                                                                           have lived in London and have traveled throughout Europe and Africa.
Superintendent of Schools in Branford, CT having spent her entire career
                                                                           After returning to the States she settled in Santa Fe, NM in 2006. She
as an educator in Connecticut.
                                                                           writes that she couldn’t stay away from education and is currently an
                                                                           elementary school principal in Santa Fe.
Larry Urda retired in 2004 after 38 years as a teacher and principal.
He is living on beautiful Mirror Lake in Tuftonboro, NH. He has five       1964
grandkids and spends as much time as he can golfing, skiing and fishing.   Patrick Spillane lives in Milford on the beach and is the owner of 13
“Come on up!!!!!”                                                          McDonald’s Restaurants in Brooklyn and Staten Island with his wife of
                                                                           19 years. He has one son in the business who owns his own McDon-
Brian L. Wallin, APR has been married to Gail (Verrier) Wallin since       ald’s and another son who owns a vitamin store. His daughter runs the
1968. Bob received his AB in 1965 from Stonehill College and an MA         office. Patrick also has four grandchildren under the age of four.
in 1968 from American International College. He worked as a Broadcast
News Reporter-Anchor for 20 years and is currently Vice President at       Thomas Burns is the proud grandfather of Tomas Kato, 16 months
Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI. Bob also has two grandchildren.              and Isabel Grace, 5 months.
1965                                                                        Michael Rebaczonok has been on the staff of NgeeAnn Polytechnic in
                                                                            Singpore for more than 25 years, and is a Senior Lecturer teaching mod-
Denise (Blewitt) Floyd has been married 37 years and has two children       ules in English language, Ethical Dilemmas, and a soft-shell civics-type
and three grandchildren.                                                    module in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Polytechnic.
1966                                                                        Peg (Lambert) Sheehy has been a nurse for the past 35 years.
Tom Scanlon went to the FBI National Academy, Advanced Manage-
ment College of the Southwest Law Enforcement Institute at the Univer-      Michael Zavada is an alumnus of Arizona State University, UCONN
sity of Texas at Dallas and the program for Senior Executives in State      (Phd) and a professor and chairman of Biological Sciences at Eastern
and Local Government at Harvard University’s JFK School of Govern-          Tennessee State University. He is married to Jeanne E. Ledford and has
ment. He is a retired Deputy Chief of Police in Bridgeport, CT and in       three children and three step children.
2000 relocated to Vermont. He is currently working for the Town of
Middlebury, VT in Zoning Compliance, Health Officer and Webmaster.          1971
                                                                            Norellen (Mrozinski) Palmer is working as the Activity Director/Vol-
1967                                                                        unteer Coordinator for the Rehoboth (MA) Council on Aging. She is
Connie (Concetta Rodriguez) Whitcraft holds a B.S. in International         married with a daughter, two sons and four grandchildren.
Management from Boston University, a B.S. in Early Childhood Educa-
tion from Salem State College and a M.Ed. in Reading Specialization         1972
from the University of Guam. She is certified in Diagnosing Dyslexia        Jay Sheehan was recently named as Executive Chef to the White Horse
and in Tutoring Barton Reading System. Connie is also an Academic           Tavern at The Spinning Wheel Inn located in Redding, CT.
Coach for reading, writing, public speaking, and standardized testing
strategies and has published authors, poets, and scientists. She lives in   1973
San Diego, CA, with her husband, John, who is a Senior Engineer at          Sharon (Csordas) Buzi has been married to her husband Greg for 20
Qualcomm Corporation. Her son, Luke, is 15 years old and plays violin       years. They have three sons, ages 28, 26 and 19. She has owned and
with the San Diego Youth Symphony, speaks Japanese, plays water polo,       operated her own family home daycare since 1985.
loves to perform on stage, and plans to major in film writing/directing
after high school. “I look forward to seeing the alumni from 1967!”         Katherine vonEhr lives in Andover, MA and is married to Fred Wuff.
1968                                                                        She has a daughter Sara and step-daughter Lauren. Katherine has
                                                                            worked as a community nutritionist , a software developer and she now
Mart (Martha) Arnold is “semi-retired” and still loves to explore Colo-     has a private practice as a registered dietitian. She also is a first-degree
rado. She travels whenever possible.                                        black belt in TaeKwan Do, and a breast cancer survivor and is living
John Papp is married and has two children. Felicity, age 30 and John
age 19. He is currently the admissions coordinator for Mclean Hospital’s    1974
dual diagnosis program in Ashburnham, MA. He still hangs out with           Kathy (Miccio) Gillis sends a
Roger Hurley and Paul Huggins from the Class of ‘68 and their wives         picture of her growing fam-
Donna and Chris (‘69). He is still writing songs and performing.            ily….five children and three
                                                                            grandchildren. Kathy lives in
1969                                                                        Trumbull, CT and is a Discov-
Paul R. Barrows graduated from the University of New Haven in 1973.         ery Toys consultant.
He then moved to California where he’s done graduate work at Califor-
nia State University, Los Angeles, and post graduate work at UCLA. Re-
cently he had a book published entitled “The Man in the Mall” (available
on He is currently living in Aliso Viejo, CA where he          1975
works for the Capistano Unified School District. Paul is in charge of all
                                                                            Sarah Bauer is married to Jeffrey Heimerman and they have four chil-
the students that enroll in the district mathematics independent program.
                                                                            dren. She is employed at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
In addition, he is also a real estate agent in Orange County.
                                                                            Elise (Williams) Kokoszka and her husband Jon have been married for
Cuba (Perez-Silva) Giblin is a middle school teacher in Naples, FL.
                                                                            21 years and have lived in Medway, MA for the last 16 years. They are
                                                                            the parents of Lauren, 17 and Brian, 14. After graduating from college
Vin Procaccini and his wife Marianne announce the birth of their first
                                                                            Elise moved to Boston in 1980 and worked for the mutual fund compa-
grandchild, Luke Procaccini, on September 28, 2007. Parents are Tim
                                                                            ny, MFS, for 20 years as a money market trader. In 2000, she switched
and Dana Procaccini.
                                                                            careers and went to work in the Medway Public Schools as a parapro-
1970                                                                        fessional working with children in special education. This September
                                                                            marked the start of her 8th school year!
Janice (Campbell) Byer is a successful Fine Artist in the San Francisco
Bay Area.                                                                   1976
                                                                            Maura (Casey) Veneri is a six year stroke survivor and lost her father
Aldona (Barius) Lengyl married Louis J. Lengyel on May 19, 2007.            in ’03, her brother in ’05 and a brother in law in ’06. She would like to
                                                                            hear from any “Bicentennial Bratz!” “God Bless Notre Dame now and
Liz McCarthy has recently moved back to the Hartford, CT area after         forever!”
living in Maryland for the past 34 years.                                   1977
                                                                            Fred Coster is a toolmaker at Covidien Healthcare Corporation.
Robert Petrucelli recently completed 30 years with the Bridgeport
Fire Department where he has risen through the ranks to the position of
                                                                            Frank Drzal’s son, Michael, was awarded the Eagle Scout Award from
Deputy Chief.
                                                                            Boy Scouts.
1978                                                                        1986
Andrea (Alexay) Gorman has two children who will both be in college         Eric Sundman lives in Fairfield and works for Prudential CT Realty in
at the University of California, Berkeley this fall. Her daughter will      Southport. He is a member of the RTM representing District 1 in Fair-
compete on the volleyball team, and her son plays on the baseball team.     field. Eric is getting married on December 31, 2008 to Jennifer Mulligan
She is starting an independent college counseling business and sends        and will continue to live in Fairfield. He looks forward to the Class of
best wishes to all of her classmates!                                       ‘86 25th reunion!

1979                                                                        Carolyn Walker has returned to her hometown of Milford, CT after
                                                                            moving around a bit (Massachusetts, New York and Florida). She has a
John and Mary (McCormack)                                                   marketing agency in New Haven with two other partners. Check out her
Cerreta announce the birth of their                                         website at
grandson, Thomas John Cerreta who
was born on Easter Sunday, March                                            1987
23, 2008.                                                                   Erin Regnier and her husband Mike Zirkel welcomed their second
                                                                            child, Lauren Mary Zirkel on September 12, 2007. She joins big brother
Debbie (Buckshon) Tietjen has been married for 23 years to Michael          Brian, 4 years old.
Tietjen. She has two children, Jessica, an ND Class of 2008 graduate
and Kyle, an ND sophomore. Debbie is an Executive Secretary for the         1988
Diocese of Bridgeport. Michael is a self-employed painting contractor.
                                                                            Debbie (Batura) Cambareri is married to Rocco Cambareri and is the
                                                                            co-owner of Insecta X Pest Control Company. She has a 14 year old
Virginia (Lesko) Haggerty has been married for four years into a fam-
                                                                            step daughter, Josie, a daughter Bethani born in July 2005 and another
ily with one daughter, 33, one son, 38, and a granddaughter, age 3. She
                                                                            daughter Abigail born in November 2006.
is the owner of an odd job business with her husband John.

1982                                                                        Almira (Jaiman) Roldan is expanding her business – Beautiful Diva.
                                                                            The newest division, Wrap Off the Inches (www.wrapoff,
Mary (Moran) Kallmeyer has been married to her husband Mark for             appeared on Oprah in May 2007 in the episode Oprah’s Search for the
seven years. They have two sons, Aidan and AJ. Mary works as a              next big idea: Eight finalists chosen out of 6,300. Almira is also is the
K-8 Instructional Math Coach at the Katherine Brennan School in New         mom to three girls, ages 18, 15 and 8.
Haven, CT.
                                                                            Katina (Angelos) Papademetriou has been married since September
Richard Mlynek is the General Counsel for Urban Concrete Contrac-           1995. She is living in Stamford, CT and has two boys, Alexander, age
tors, Ltd. San Antonio, TX. He married Alisa (Geiger) Mlynek on July        6, and Zachary, age 4. She received her undergraduate degree in Ac-
31, 2003 and on January 29, 2007 Richard and Alisa welcomed their son       counting and Masters in Finance. She started her career at Philip Morris
Aiden Frank.                                                                and is currently working for UBS Investment Bank in Stamford working
                                                                            in Private Equity.
Lisa (Hudak) Zarcone was married in 1998 to Russell Zarcone. They
have one daughter, Raffaela, who is 4 years old. Lisa is a Vice President   1989
at Countrywide Collateral Operations in Tampa, FL.                          Teresa (Krue) Hughes is back in the U.S.! She spent the last 15
                                                                            months living in Rome, Italy with her husband, Matt, for his job. Teresa
1984                                                                        and Matt have recently purchased a home in Rhode Island and are get-
Donald King recently accepted a new position at PepsiCo as an Interna-      ting settled in with their new son Jonathan. She is currently staying
tional/H.R. Operations and Talent Manager.                                  home to care for him.

Joseph Stage is the owner and SVP of Corporate Development Grid             1990
Data Security, a Division of SyferLock Technology Corp. in Fairfield,       Brian Diaz is the father of two daughters and Owner/President of New
CT.                                                                         England Heritage Builders, LLC.

Daniel Marrash is presently a registered nurse at Yale New Haven            Christopher Sevick has worked at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville,
Hospital. He works in the Cardiac Cath Lab. Daniel is engaged to Jen-       CT as a Table Games Supervisor for the past 11 years. He has been mar-
nifer Yeh. An October 2008 wedding is planned in Old Saybrook, CT.          ried for nine years.
Relocation to Savannah, GA is planned after the wedding.
1985                                                                        Kimberly Timpany is now living in western VA. In July 2007 she was
Susan (Garthwaite) Grom has been married since 1992 to Glen Grom            hired as the Associate Director of Leadership Development at Virginia
and has two children a five year old son, Gregory and a two year old        Tech in Student Activities office.
daughter, Rebecca.
                                                                            Shane (Mason) Fryer has been mar-
                                                                            ried for six years to Joseph Fryer. She
Shawn Matthews was promoted to Senior Managing Director at Cantor           has two children Olivia Rose, 4 and
Fitzgerald. Shawn co-heads Mortgage Trading and Sales for Cantor.           Joey Patrick, Jr. born May 24, 2007.
                                                                            Shane is a social worker at the New
Angel Rodriguez was named Group Vice President for Frito Lay Opera-         Haven Regional Children’s Probate
tions, accountable for leadership of 22,000 employees.                      Court and she resides in West Haven
                                                                            with her family.
Kristi (McGough) Moore received an MPT in Physical Therapy from
Chatham College. She is married to Trey Moore. They have two
children, Liam, 5 and Colleen, 18 months. Kristi recently moved to           Lawrence Merly, Jr. is expanding his business to a full service septic
Indianapolis for her husband’s job with Indiana Heart Physicians. Kristi     company. His business is located in Bridgeport, CT.
and her husband just celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary.               1998
1993                                                                         Marissa (Valentino) Browning was married on April 30, 2005 in St.
                                                                             Theresa Church, Trumbull, CT. The ceremony was officiated by Fr. Bill
Jennifer (Carroll) Frankel and her husband Matt welcomed a new
                                                                             Sangiovanni. Marissa and her husband Craig bought a house in June
baby boy named Connor Jack on August 12, 2008. He has two big sis-
                                                                             2006 and reside in Wethersfield, CT.
ters – Elizabeth, 4 1/2 and Hannah, 3. Everyone is doing great!
Maria Bernal-Gierula is married and has three boys, ages 3, 9, and 13.
                                                                             Aaron Corr is working for singer Kenny Rogers Production as an As-
She received her BS from SCSU in Public Heath specialization in Health
                                                                             sistant Technician. He is engaged to a violin player for Kenny Rogers,
Education. She is working in Waterbury as a case manager for Health
                                                                             Rachel Newbauer is an Elementary School teacher at the American
Allan Walker was married to Mi-
                                                                             School of the Hague in The Netherlands.
chelle Charlebois in April of 2005.
Michelle is from Canada. They have
two children, a daughter Abbegail                                                                                                       Jessica
and a little boy, Jeffrey E. Walker                                                                                                     Christy Su-
born on February 23, 2008. Allan                                                                                                        rina was mar-
also has an older son Aaron who is                                                                                                      ried to Joseph
attending Notre Dame. Allan works                                                                                                       Marino on July
for Harvey Ind. In Norwalk as a                                                                                                         18, 2008 in
driver.                                                                                                                                 Our Lady of
                                                                                                                                        the Assump-
Fatima (Barroso) Portela married Anibal Barroso in 2000. She moved                                                                      tion Church,
back to Connecticut in 2003 after living in California for five years. She                                                              Fairfield. The
has three daughters, ages 6, 4 and 16 months. Fatima is a professional                                                                  celebrant was
photographer.                                                                                                                           Rev. Monsi-
                                                                                                                                        gnor Lawrence
1994                                                                                                                                    Carroll. Sever-
Jessica Anne (Mura) Barber received her MA in Psychology from                al members of the class of ‘99 were in the wedding party. Tara Donnelly
Southern CT State University in 2003 and in 2003 married to Eric             served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids included Caitlin O’Donnell, Lau-
Barber of Stratford. In 2006 she received an MA in Psychology from           ren Goode and Brigid Sobolewski. Jane Philipp ’05, the bride’s cousin,
Ferkauf Grad School of Psych at Yeshiva University. She is currently in      was also a bridesmaid. Jessica’s other cousins, Kevin Philipp ’99 and
the Ph.D program at Ferkauf. She’ll receive her PhD in clinical psychol-     Matthew Philipp ’01 were readers. A reception followed at Giovanni’s
ogy in September of 2008.                                                    Water Edge. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and reside in Stratford.
                                                                             Jessica is a graduate of Boston College and is a 4th grade teacher at
Sean McLaine was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant with the          Sunnyside School, Shelton. Joe is a graduate of Staples High School and
NYPD. Sean’s previous assignments include working as a conditions of-        Sacred Heart University. He is a media buyer at Touchpoint Integrated
ficer in the 83rd Pct., and as a motorcycle officer in the Highway Patrol.   Communication in Wilton.
Sean is now working in the 79th Pct. in Bedford-Stuyvesant supervising
officers assigned to Operation Impact.
Kurtis Merena graduated from the University of New Haven in 1999             Timothy Brown graduated from George Mason University with a
majoring in Law Enforcement Science. He completed his Masters De-            degree in Government & International Politics. He recently graduated
gree in Education from Northern Arizona University in 2006 and gradu-        from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Artesia, NM.
ated from the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy in 1999 and became a           He is assigned to the Tucson Sector in Douglas Arizona a Station as a US
police officer with the Phoenix Police Department. He has held several       Border Patrol Agent.
different instructor positions both in the field and at the police academy
and is currently assigned to the Homeland Defense Bureau with the City       Mary (Beaudry) Jackson was married on May 26, 2007 to her high
of Phoenix.                                                                  school sweetheart, Mark Jackson. The ceremony took place at St.
                                                                             Theresa’s Church in Trumbull, CT and was officiated by Rev. Peter
Roxana (Rojas) Miranda had her second child on May 17, 2007, a boy,          Cipriani. Maid of Honor was Katherine Healey, bridesmaids were Sara
Mateo Cesar Miranda.                                                         Fontes and Holly Hiltz.
1995                                                                         Jason Sapp has been working with BGI (Blue and Gold Illustrated) for
Jennifer (Casceillo) Eaton is working at Hudson Valley Community             three years and also works with a sports agency (ETL) based out of NYC
College in Troy, NY as an Academic Advisor/Assistant Professor. She          for two years.
and her husband, Jim, welcomed their daughter Olivia Ann on February
2, 2007.                                                                     2001
                                                                             Christina Rossi-Marketos was married on October 7, 2006. Christina
Jennifer Hudson and Michael E. Santarsiero were married on Septem-           and her husband are living in their new home in Trumbull, CT.
ber 30, 2007 at Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, NY. The couple
honeymooned in Cornwall, England.
2002                                                                        for the 1000 Marines in his battalion. In May of 2008 Michael spent a
                                                                            month in the Mojave Desert with his battalion training for combat duty
                            Lt. Michael Jankovic is on active duty with     and is scheduled to deploy for Iraq sometime in 2008.
                            the United States Marine Corps. He is in
                            Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion/2nd Ma-     2004
                            rines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expedi-   Stacey Schutska is working for Connecticut Oral Surgery, as an as-
                            tionary Force. Michael is stationed at Camp     sistant and receptionist. She graduated from Dental Careers Institute in
                            Lejeune, NC. Michael enlisted in the Marine     Orange, CT in 2005.
                            Corps’ Platoon Leaders class during his soph-
                            omore year at York College in York, PA. He      2005
                            spent two summers at Quantico Marine Corps      Bob Scukas is majoring in Arson Investigation at the University of New
                            Base in Virginia being screened and evaluated   Haven. He is currently employed by American Medical Response,
                            for leadership qualities needed to become an    Bridgeport Division, covering the Bridgeport and Fairfield area. He is
                            officer of the Marines. Michael successfully    also employed by the Milford Fire Department as a Fire Department Dis-
graduated this Officer Candidate School, and after college graduation in    patcher and he is a volunteer firefighter with the Orange Fire Department
2006, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He          and a volunteer EMT with Stratford EMS.
returned to Quantico and attended The Basic School, a six month school
that prepares Marine Corps Officers to lead Marines. He also attended       Laura DeProfio graduated from Housatonic Community College and is
specialty schooling to be an Adjutant. As battalion adjutant, he keeps      attending the University of Bridgeport with a major in Social Sciences
track of legal, personnel, and administrative affairs                       with a concentration in Pre-Law.

Class of 1960 - 50 Year Reunion
Accurate contact information is needed to make this very special reunion a success. Please email, write,
telephone your current contact information to Wayne Bayliff at, 6 Mystic Lane, Foster City,
CA 94404, 650-571-8033. It’s not too early to start planning. If you are interested in planning this re-
union which will be held in 2010, please contact Wayne.

Class of 1967 (ND Girls)
The ND Girls Class of ‘67 is planning a “girls only” lunch on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November
28, 2009 (place TBD). Please contact Joan Halstead at or 585-467-0963 for details.

Class of 1978—30 years
The Class of 1978 30 year reunion will take place on November 29, 2008 (the Saturday after Thanksgiv-
ing) at Aldario’s Restaurant, 240 Naugatuck Avenue, in Milford, CT. The event will take place from
6:30—11:30. Open bar begins at 7:00. For more information contact Linda McGuire Shea (203-459-0161/ or Sharron Caruso McFadden (203-783-1799/ to verify
your information.

Class of 1979—30 years
Plans are underway for the Class of 1979’s 30th reunion to be held in 2009. Please send an update of your
contact information to When sending contact information, please include name,
address, phone and emails. Contacts for the reunion are Kathleen Hellrigel and Lisa (Bedini) Olson.

Class of 1988—20 years
Save the date—November 28, 2008 at Roberto’s Restaurant in Monroe, CT. Please verify your informa-

Class of 1989 – 20 years
Members of the Class of 1989 will celebrate their 20th year reunion in late summer or early fall of 2009.
Former classmates are sought, as are volunteers for a committee. For details, contact Denise (Dentato)
Mather at

Class of 1999—10 Years
The Class of 1999 is in the planning stages of their 10 year reunion. Please contact Caitlin O’Donnell at with any address/email updates. Be sure to check the ND website for more infor-
mation in the coming months.
Coming Home in 2007
Class of 1962—45 Year Reunion
Every five years since graduation, the ND Class of ‘62 has held a reunion!
On October 6, 2007, classmates gathered once again at Sacred Heart
University—the Class of ‘62’s former high school — to celebrate their
45th. The evening began in the chapel with Eucharist con-celebrated by
classmates Rev. Tom Lynch and Rev. George Lucas. After Mass, the group
                                                    enjoyed cocktails and
                                                    hor d’oeuvres, a buffet
                                                    dinner in the Mahogany
                                                    Room and danced
                                                    to the music of Lou
                                                    Zayas, a popular DJ,
                                                    who focused on songs
                                                    from the 60’s! A raffle was       Janel and Harry Lyons, Bill Newbauer, Fr. Frank
                                                    an added highlight of the                    McGrath, Dick Capozzi
                                                    evening. Donations from
                                                    classmates included paintings by Moe Kunsch and Diane Roesch Dutchick, a
                                                    plane ride with Paul Fasold, a weekend in Tom Lynch’s Narragansett condo, and
                                                    Christain Yoga lessons at St. James by Betsy Hemenway Redgate. Fifty class-
                                                    mates in all attended and plans were suggested for a full weekend of activities in
Megan Rock, John Martin, Pepper Krach, Mike Krach  2012 to celebrate the class’ 50th!

Class of 1982—25 Year Reunion
The class of 1982 recently celebrated their 25 year reunion at the Tommy’s Vazzy’s Restau-
rant at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. The event was chaired by Joan Garguilo-Welch
accompanied by Liz Halstead Keefe. Committee also included Rich Rojowski and Robert
                                                                             The evening
                                                                             included din-
                                                                             ner and mu-
                                                                             sic from DJ
                                                                             Rick Orosz.
                                                                             Each class       Liz Haltead-Keefe, Monica Gresh-McDonald
                                                                             member                    and Joan Garguilo-Welch
                                                                             received a
                                                                             special music CD of their graduation year’s greatest hits.
                                                                             The class was treated to a display of class memorabilia
                                                                             and a memorial table with pictures and poetry honoring
                                                                             those classmates who have since been deceased. Small
                                                                             gifts were presented to those classmates who traveled
                                                                             the farthest, who had the most children, and who was
                                                                             married the longest; just to name a few. Proceeds from
                                                                             the evening were designated toward the purchase of a
                                                                             memorial/plaque in the name of the CLASS OF 1982.
                                                                             Parties interested in keeping their name on the list for
                                                                             the next class get together should email Joan Garguilo-
                   Members of the Class of 1982 enjoy their 25th              Welch at
ND Girls – Class of ‘73
On Saturday, September 6th, ND Girls HS Class ‘73 held its 35th Reunion at the home of Marlene Macauda & Wynne Bohannan. The Committee Members
were: Sharon Csordas Buzi & Barb Susi - co-chairs, Christine Fabrizi Holtz - Secretary & Treasurer, Regina Fedorchak MacDonald, Marlene Macauda,
Darlene Pagliaro Norman, Paula Pagliuco Wojna, Teresa Pelligra VanDam, Regina Regina DeSimone, and Sheri Schmidlin Turechek. In addition to having
their 5th, 10th, 20th, 30th & 35th Reunions, this class holds an annual Pre Holiday Dinner in early Fall every year. They are an exceptionally close knit class
who take a lot of pride in being ND Alumni! They have raised moneys which were donated to The Donnelly Dash, Liz Kennedy Choose Hope Foundation,
the American Diabetes Society, and the American Liver Foundation all honoring or in memory of fellow classmates and or their loved ones. This year to
continue with the class’s philanthropic spirit, it was decided to raise funds to help with Notre Dame’s new gym renovation. A raffle was held in which $375
was raised. Local businesses, members of the planning committee along with family and friends donated items towards 14 gift bags and baskets.
Alumni Giving Back
Class of ’87 Gives Back in a Time of Need
On January 7, 2008, the Class of 1987 suffered a great loss with the passing of Bozena (Kirejczyk) Abissi. After graduating from ND
in 1987, Bozena received her Masters degree from Fairfield University and was a Senior System Engineer for sixteen years at General
Electric. Bozena leaves behind her husband Charles and three beautiful daughters, eleven year old Izabela Bernadetta Abissi, seven
year old Kristina Ivana Abissi and one year old Katherine Alexandria Abissi. In true ND style, and in a very short time, the Class of
‘87 was able to collect over $3,000 towards an educational fund for Bozena’s children. The Class would like to thank those alumni
who made a donation and shared their remembrances and stories of Bozena. Her children will read these notes one day and know
how special their mom was to a great number of people. If anyone wishes to make a donation, please make a check payable to Abissi
Children’s Education Fund and mail them to Mike Ganino, 85 Millbrook Terrace, Monroe CT 06468. Those making a donation to the
Abissi Children’s Education Fund were: Shannon Adzima Walsh, Diana Allen Birch, Joanne Baskett Chrabolowski, Carla Burton,
Dawn Caserta, Monica Crone Campos, Alice and John Cronin, Michael Deceasare, Charles Dortenzio, Michael Ganino, Meredith
Gilbert Marrero, Nada Glavan, Michelle Cavallo Harper, Julio Herrera, Elizabeth DeMoura Jagiello, Laura Seganos Kealey, Christine
Iancale Magliocco, Suzanne McGovern, Maryellen Broderick McGranahan, Mary Ann Morris, Cristina DaSilva Novotny, Tammy
Miron Tawding, Erin Regnier, Michelle Testa Riley, Maureen McHugh Ruddy, SueAnn King Schorr, Michelle Sharma, Carol Smith,
Christine Cimmino Sorrentino, and Stephen Stage.

Classmates Gather Together to Raise Funds for the
Kim Wickert Donnelly Scholarship
Members of the Class of 1970 and some from the Class of 1969 got together at the Bridgeport Elks Club on October 20,
2007 to renew old friendships and to raise money for the Kim Wickert Donnelly (‘70) Scholarship Fund. This Scholarship
was started by the Class of 1970 after Kim and Tim Donnelly were killed in their jewelry store in 2005. A large turnout
made the evening, complete with food, music and a raffle, a total success with everyone asking to schedule another event
in the near future. Anyone wishing to donate
to the Kim Wickert Donnelly Scholarship
may do so by contacting the ND Advance-
ment Office.

Debbie Brackett Uliano, Chris May and Sue Ciaffone Deyo - Class of 1970

Linda Daley Kosturko Scholarship                                          You’re All Invited to….IRELAND
Members of the Class of 1967 are initiating a Scholarship Fund
in memory and celebration of Linda Daley Kosturko‘s (’67) life
                                                                                    February 13-22, 2009
and legacy to women of science. Anyone wishing to donate to               Your vacation includes: transportation, hotels and
the Linda Daly Kosturko Scholarship may do so by contacting               meals. For more information or to be placed on our
the ND Advancement Office. Those wishing to serve as part of a
fundraising committee should contact Kate Daly Rietberg (’67) at
                                                                           mailing list, contact Carl Philipp at Notre Dame or write to PO Box 332 Suf-                         ( or
field, CT 06078-0332. Condolences to Linda’s family may be sent                      Virginia Harding DeDad ’73
to 201 Water St, Guilford, CT 06437-2570.                                        (
Papal Honors Bestowed on Four ND Grads
On April 14, 2008 Bishop William E. Lori announced that 14 priests of the Diocese of Bridgeport have received Papal Honors from Pope Benedict
XVI, carrying with them the title of “Monsignor.” Monsignors are recognized as part of the Papal Household, and entitled to wear a distinctive
cassock trimmed in red. There are three levels: (in ascending order) Chaplain to His Holiness, Prelate of Honor to His Holiness, and Protonotary Ap-
ostolic. Several existing Monsignors have moved up a rank or two. Notre Dame is proud that four of its graduates, Monsignor Blasé Gintoli, Class
of 1960, Monsignor Frank McGrath, Class of 1962, Monsignor Christopher Walsh, Class of 1971 and Monsignor Lawrence Carroll, Class of 1972
were among those recognized. A special Evening Prayer celebration for the new Monsignors took place on June 8, 2008 at Sacred Heart University
in Fairfield.
Monsignor Blase M. Gintoli ‘60
                  Msgr. Blase M. Gintoli,, Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Fairfield, was named a Prelate of Honor. He previously
                  held the honor of Chaplain to His Holiness, which he received in 1991. A native of Bridgeport, Msgr. Gintoli, entered Saint Thomas
                  Seminary in Bloomfield, and completed his seminary studies at Saint Francis Seminary in Loretto, PA. He was ordained in Saint
                  Augustine Cathedral in 1969. His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Peter Parish in Danbury. He served at Holy
                  Family Parish in Fairfield and Saint Lawrence Parish in Shelton before becoming Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Bridgeport. He
                  became Pastor of Assumption Parish in 1992. “I don’t know why I’m being honored,” says Msgr. Gintoli. “I’m just doing my job.
                  All I ever wanted to be was a parish priest. With the help of God, I’m going to keep doing my day to day tasks as a parish priest, as
                  I have for the past 39 years.”

Monsignor Frank C. McGrath ‘62
                       Msgr. Frank C. McGrath, Pastor of Saint John Parish in Darien, has been named Chaplain to His Holiness. Msgr. McGrath
                       grew up in Stratford. He completed his seminary studies at Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, and was ordained in Saint
                       Augustine Cathedral in 1970. He received his Masters in Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore,
                       MD. He was Parochial Vicar of Saint Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport and Saint Cecilia Parish in Stamford, and Chaplain of
                       the Cathedral Girls’ High School (now Kolbe Cathedral) in Bridgeport. Msgr. McGrath was named Pastor of Our Lady of the
                       Assumption Parish in Westport in 1993. He served as Director of Clergy Personnel for the Diocese from 1999-2006. He became
                       Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Stratford, serving there until receiving his current appointment as Pastor of Saint John’s
                       in 2006. He is also Chaplain of the Legatus Chapter of Fairfield County. A fire and police chaplain in Westport, and fire chaplain
                       for Noroton, Msgr. McGrath ministered to Rescue One in New York before, during, and after the September 11 attacks. Follow-
ing that tragedy and working with the Knights of Columbus, he was instrumental in starting the observance of the Blue Mass for police, firefighters,
and emergency personnel in this diocese. “This honor unites the priest more closely in communion with the Holy Father and the entire Church,” says
Msgr. McGrath. “The greatest part of the priesthood has been the chance of representing the Lord, preaching his word, and being with his people
-- being in the public marketplace, so to speak, as the presence of Christ among His people. Proclaiming the Word of God and celebrating all the
Sacraments. I’m grateful, too, for the privilege the Lord gave me to serve in a pastoral way with the priests of this diocese.”

Monsignor Christopher J. Walsh ‘71
                        Msgr. Christopher J. Walsh, Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Shelton, has been named Chaplain to His Holiness. Msgr. Walsh
                        was born in St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Fairfield University, and completed his seminary studies at the Theological
                        College of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He was ordained in Saint Augustine Cathedral in 1987.
                        Msgr. Walsh holds a Doctorate in Theology from Catholic University. Msgr. Walsh’s first appointment was as Parochial Vicar
                        of Saint Patrick Parish in Redding. He served at Saint Lawrence Parish in Shelton before being named Spiritual Director of
                        the Saint John Fisher Residence and Director of the Diocesan Office for Communications and Editor of the Fairfield County
                        Catholic in 1992. He gave up both positions in 1998, when he was named Spiritual Director of the Saint John Fisher Seminary
                        Residence in Stamford and Director for Vocations for the Diocese of Bridgeport. He received his current appointment as Pastor
                        of Saint Joseph’s in 2005. “Having devoted the majority of my priesthood to the work of priestly formation, first as spiritual
                        director from Saint John Fisher Residence and then as director of vocations, I am grateful to the Holy Father, and to Bishop
                        Lori, for their recognition of the importance of this work and my attempts to do it well for the sake of the Church,” says Father
Chris. “I see this honor as underscoring the importance of forming good, holy priest for the Church today. For that reason, I am especially grateful
and humbled to receive this honor.”

Monsignor Lawrence J. Carroll ‘72
                  Msgr. Lawrence J. Carroll, Pastor of Saint Pius X Parish in Fairfield, has been named Chaplain to His Holiness. Born in Bridge-
                  port, Msgr. Carroll attended Saint Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, and completed his theological studies at Christ the King
                  Seminary in East Aurora, NY. He was ordained in Saint Augustine Cathedral in 1981. Msgr. Carroll’s first assignment was as
                  Parochial Vicar of Saint Theresa Parish in Trumbull. He served at Saint Pius, Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Greenwich,
                  and Saint James Parish in Stratford. Msgr. Carroll joined the faculty of Notre Dame High School in Fairfield in 1984, and served
                  as assistant principal from 1994-97, before becoming Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Brookfield in 1997. He was named Pastor of
                  Saint Pius in 2002. “When I left the bishop, all I could think of was my gratitude to God for the grace he has given me to serve His
                  people,” says Msgr. Carroll. “I have been in a number of different ministries, and the thing that’s been a consistent thread in all of
                  them is what a privilege it is to invite people to share God’s incredible love for us, and what that means in our lives.”

A special thank you to The Fairfield County Catholic for allowing us to use excerpts from their article entitled “Monsignors” by Pat Hennessey.
Athletic Facility Upgrade Plan
                           Over the past three years, the school has embarked on an aggressive athletic facility upgrade plan. It all began
                           back in the summer of 2006 when McCarty Stadium, used by football and lacrosse, was completely re-soded
                           and a new scoreboard was installed. The 2007 school year saw a renovation of the baseball field and contin-
                           ued upgrades to the Park Avenue Field. Also, because of a new partnership with Sacred Heart University, we
                           now are able to play our home tennis matches right across the street at NCAA Division I caliber courts. 2008
                           has been the most exciting year yet, and it has just begun. This summer, we completely renovated our gym,
                           which is now as nice as any in the state. Also, we will now be playing games in various sports at the Sacred
                           Heart University Stadium. On September 27th the ND football team played a Friday night game under the
                           lights v. Stratford. While this work is exciting, there is still much to be done. We are now looking for new
                           dugouts for baseball, new bleachers for all of our fields and various other projects. If you are interested in
helping or donating to these projects, please contact Theresa Marzik or VJ Sarullo at Notre Dame (203-372-6521).
Field of Dreams – Baseball Field Gets A Makeover
When the Notre Dame baseball team takes the field in the spring of 2009, it will be playing on one of the nicest fields in the area. That
is because late last spring, ND completely renovated Fabbri Field including the infield and left field, as well as adding a new drainage
system. While work started in October 2007, the grand scope of the project did not allow ND to play any home games until the last
week of the 2008 regular season. Even with that, the team finished with 15 total victories. This year, the team will be able to play a
full home schedule. A full schedule of all Notre Dame athletic contests can be found on the Notre Dame website (www.notredame.
org) – just click on the “Athletics” link. Alumni are always welcome back to ND to see the Lancers in action.

Campus Ministry Program
                                                                       The Campus Ministry program at Notre Dame run by
                                                                       Father Peter Cipriani and Jessica Medoff continues to
                                                                       grow and flourish. Last year’s membership included
                                                                       over 70 students with over 40 actively participating in
                                                                       events year round. In addition to helping plan school
                                                                       liturgies, students also assisted with retreats, helped
                                                                       with hospitality concerns, and participated in what was
                                                                       collectively more than hundreds of hours of community
                                                                       service. One of the students favorite things to do is
                                                                       to be a big “brother” or “sister” to elementary school
                                                                       children around the area. ND students took first graders
                                                                       from St. Theresa’s in Trumbull to go see High School
                                                                       Musical on Ice. They also brought children from the
                                                                       Missionaries of Charity in Bridgeport to the Arena at
                                                                       Harbor Yard to see the Ringling Brothers Barnum and
                                                                       Bailey Circus. In December, they hosted the second
                                                                       graders from St. Peter’s in Bridgeport for a Christmas
                                                                       party complete with a visit from Santa and a magic show
                                                                       from ND’s own Mr. Reidy. Other highlights from last
year included a “Midnight Run” in New York City to distribute goods to the homeless and a visit to see his Holiness Pope
Benedict XVI at a youth festival held at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers. Members also helped McKinley Elementary
School in Bridgeport run their field day at a park in Black Rock and hosted a field day for the fourth through sixth graders
from Blackham Elementary School in Bridgeport. ND students also raised money for several charities including CT Special
Olympics, Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport, the Missionaries of Charity, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. In addition to
repeating the fun from last year, Notre Dame is happy to be connecting with Building with Books. Building with Books is a
non-profit organization that has students volunteer in service opportunities, meet weekly to learn and discuss social justice
issues, and fundraise to build schools internationally to promote literacy. This year, the campus ministry program seeks to
continue growing to include more students and reach more members of the greater community. We are always looking for
sponsor angels to contribute in assisting us to do more. Anyone who is aware of any opportunities where our youth could
serve or be of help either to a specific individual or a greater community is asked to email Miss Medoff at Medoff@notre-
Notre Dame Catholic High School
2nd Annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend
                       Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, October 26, 2008
                       Notre Dame 2nd Annual Homecoming
                       Family Fun Day & Game
                       Beginning at 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 25

                       The Notre Dame Alumni Office invites all ND
                       alumni, friends and families especially
                       members of the 1980 (CCIAC Champs)
                       Football Team to attend this event.
                                                                                         Members of the 1964 State Championship Football Team
                       Children’s Face Painting & Moon Bounce                                             Homecoming 2007
                       Cotton Candy & Popcorn
                       Tailgating encouraged                                                             Homecoming Game
                       Concession Stand sponsored by the ND Booster                                     Notre Dame v. Newtown
                       Club will be open                                                                 3:00 pm – McCarty Field
                       ND Spirit Apparel available for purchase                           Alumni are encouraged to sign up at the Alumni Tent and
                                                                                                    receive free admission to the game

                                               Homecoming Evening Gathering
                                                   Join us in the “Lancer Lounge” for an evening of fun.
                                                                7:00 – 10:00 pm ~ Notre Dame
                       An adults-only gathering for ALL members of the Notre Dame community. Enjoy unlimited gourmet pizza, salad, gelato, and cappuccino
                                                                              $25.00 per person
                                                                      BYOB (soda and water provided)
                                   You must register for this event - for reservations, please contact the ND Advancement Office
                                                           (203) 372-6521 ext. 38 or

                        Celebration of Mass
October 26

                        10:00 am – Newly Renovated Notre Dame Gym

                        In honor of Sister Marion Rielly
                        and all deceased members of the Notre Dame Community
                        Please email the Alumni Office ( with your loved one’s name.
                        Loved ones will also be remembered at daily mass during the month of November.
                        Breakfast following Mass

               Please contact the Notre Dame Alumni Office at (203) 372-6521 ext. 38 or
                                          to make reservations for any of these events
    Paul Cavalli Notre Dame Class of 1995
    Paul has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. At the present time, Paul is living in Texas. His lovely wife (graphic
    artist) Claire Melchione is also an ND graduate, Class of 1993. They recently opened an Italian restaurant in Texas to
    bring a bit of the fine Italian fare to the Southwest. Paul’s sister Michella is also an ND graduate, Class of 1996. Many
    of you may remember going to Paul’s parents’ restaurant Luigi’s and the current restaurant Trattoria Ponte Vecchio at
    the Brick Walk in Fairfield, CT. Please “spread the word” and come to Paul’s aid! Consider becoming a bone marrow
    donor. For general information regarding bone marrow matching go to website Please continue
    to keep Paul and his family in your prayers.
Campus News
Steve Nemergut Inducted Into the Connecticut
Women’s Hall of Fame
                                                               Each year    season and first MBIAC playoff tournament. Steve was
                                                               the Con-     named the first MBIAC Coach of the Year. He credits
                                                               necticut     three outstanding players — Mary Ellen McManus ‘78,
                                                               Women’s      Sheila Foley ‘78, and Mary Pat Gaughan ‘78— for that
                                                               Basket-      team’s success. In 1988, he was selected as the Connect-
                                                               ball Hall    icut Post Coach of the Year as his team again won the
                                                               of Fame      league championship and advanced to the CIAC State
                                                               seeks to     Finals. Steve is very proud of the many outstanding
                                                               honor        players he coached. Two of them, Ellen Grosso ‘86 and
                                                               those        Patrinia Blow ‘89, were honored as All-Staters. Alison
                                                               who, in a    Martinsky ‘81 continued her education at Fairfield Uni-
                                                               superla-     versity and played professionally in Europe. Thirteen
                                                               tive fash-   of Steve’s players received college scholarships. Dur-
  Patrina Blow, Steve Nemergut, Jen Dankulich, Elaine Agosti, ion, have     ing Steve’s thirteen years of coaching (1977-1989), his
                      Michelle Dankulich
                                                              contributed   Notre Dame teams compiled an overall record of 227-44
to the enhancement of women’s basketball in Con-                            and nine league championships. The Lancers qualified
necticut—either through participation, through service,                     for the state tournament each year Steve coached and
through support, or through achievement. This year our                      advanced to the State Tournament finals in 1987, 1988
very own Steve Nemergut ‘62, a Notre Dame faculty                           and 1989. Steve retired from coaching basketball in
member since 1978, was inducted into the Connecticut                        1989. He continues to chair the Science Department and
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on April 23, 2008.                          teach biology at Notre Dame. The entire Notre Dame
Steve began coaching girls’ basketball at Notre Dame in                     community congratulates Steve on this well-deserved
1977. That same year his team won the regular                               accomplishment and honor!

The End of an Era at Notre Dame
On June 9, 2008 members of the Notre Dame family, past and                                                         Mrs. Waldeyer has been
present, gathered to celebrate the end of an era at Notre Dame,                                                    moderator of the Key
the retirement of Mr. John J. Reidy and Mrs. Judy Waldeyer.                                                        Club for twenty-five
These two special individuals have 74 combined years of service                                                    years. She was instru-
at Notre Dame. Mr. Reidy began teaching at Notre Dame in 1964.                                                     mental in the success of
He has been a member of the English Department the entire time                                                     the annual Notre Dame
and was the English Department Chair from 1971-1995. In addi-                                                      Garlic Festival and also
tion to his four plus decades of teaching, Mr. Reidy has served as                                                 developed a line of garlic
the Dean of Students since 1994. He has coached baseball, cross                                                    jellies and mustards
country, swimming, and tennis for a total of 42 seasons. He was                                                    and most famously Fr.
elected to the Notre Dame High School Athletic Hall of Fame in                                                     Bill’s Best Barbeque
1990. Mr. Reidy enjoys jogging, playing tennis and magic. He                                                       Sauce. Mrs. Waldeyer,
has spent many years entertaining children and senior citizens as                                                  sometimes called the Jam
a member of the Society of American Magicians and the Inter-                     John J. Reidy and Judith Waldeyer Lady, has her own jam
national Brotherhood of Magicians. Mr. Reidy has given Notre                                                       business. She has given
Dame so much more than his teaching. He is a gentlemen and a                much of her life to Notre Dame and married another ND teacher,
scholar, someone well liked and well respected by faculty, parents          John Waldeyer in 1983. They reside in Stratford, Vermont and
and students. Mr. Reidy is married to Mary Jane Reidy, a former             Florida. Mrs. Waldeyer and her quick wit and ready smile will
Notre Dame teacher. They are the proud parents of Brendan ’96               truly be missed at Notre Dame. We send our sincere gratitude
and Darren ’98 and the grandparents of Bridget Emma. Judy                   and prayers to Mr. Reidy and Mrs. Waldeyer as they begin their
Waldeyer has been a member of the Notre Dame family for thirty              retirement. The Notre Dame community will sorely miss these
years. She began her career at Notre Dame in 1977 as a remedial             two extraordinary people. We have been blessed to have them in
reading teacher and continued her career teaching freshman and              our community, and we wish them well in their future endeavors.
sophomore English.
                                           Notre Dame Gift Giving
                                                    A record of gifts from August 2007 - August 2008
                      We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please notify the Advancement Office of any incorrect information.
                             Donations made after August 30, 2008 will be reflected in the next edition of The Cornerstone.

Gym Renovation                            Fairfield County Tile, LLC -
                                                Armando Gallucci
                                                                             Monsignor Frank McGrath ‘62          Michael Cavaliere, MD ‘65                  Louis Fuoco
    Fund                                      Fairfield County Bank
                                                                            Thomas and Jane McManus ‘74
                                                                               Deacon John Moranski ‘69
                                                                                                                Kimberly Cavallo-Daniele ‘89
                                                                                                                        Allen Cellar ‘65
                                                                                                                                                            Helen Gaffney
                                                                                                                                                        William Gall, Jr. ‘74
                                               Carolton Chronic &
                                                                            Mary Helen (King) Morrow ‘82             Michael Ceruzzi ‘61           Adelio and Natalie Gallucci
  The Legacy Society                          Convalescent Hospital
                                                                                    Lisa Jean Natalizio               Donna Cervero ‘71                     Tony Gallucci
   $10,000 and above                               Tonya Lewis
                                                                               Patricia (Sailer) Panetta ‘67            A Friend of ND           Roseanna (Harlacher) Garcia’63
     Michael and Joan Makara                  Carole and Ken Surina
                                                                                Betsy Peddle Browne ‘88               Michael and Andrea        Dr. Denise (Kendra) Gay, DDS ‘89
           Eileen More ‘64                       Pat Delahunty, Jr.
                                                                                   Kathleen Philipp ‘66             (Martoni) Charland ‘68       Constance Geanuracos Ibsen ‘63
      A Friend of Notre Dame               Mark and Janet Demas ‘74
                                                                                    Alicen Puebla ‘84                   Elsa Chollet ‘76                 Robert Gearing ‘73
               Coca Cola                  Anthony Michael Doyle ‘66
                                                                               John and Mary Jane Reidy             Anthony J. Ciofani ‘80            Russell and Lisa George
     The Leadership                       George and Rita Estrada ‘79
                                                                                Arlene and Donald Ross            Chris and Joanna Cipriano                Eric Goebel ‘75
              Society                        Janet (Hill) Gibbons ‘87
                                                                                    John Sedensky ‘78                Joanne (Petitti) Cisek                 Gary Gray ‘70
       $5,000 - $9,999                              Kay Kenny
                                                                              Mark and Amy Sedensky ‘86                    Gary Clark                    Krysti Griffith ‘00
               John Bria                Anita (Bevacqua) McBride ‘77
                                                                          Joseph and Betsy (Fitch) Skarupa ‘64   Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Cocchia      Michael and Deborah (Irwin)
     Quidditch Foundation, Inc.                 Patrick McClowry
          Joseph Farrell ‘77                                                    J. Howard and Jo Stecker               Peter Cofrancesco                     Groenhout’85
                                             Bill and Judy Miko ‘70
Aldo and Lisa (DeNardo) Gallucci ‘79                                           John and Michele Sullivan         Diane (Santilli) Coleman ‘70     Susan (Garthwaite) Grom ‘85
                                           Robert and Jana Moorman
The Bannow-Larson Foundation, Inc. Steve and Mary Ann Nemergut ‘62            Attorney Robert Sullivan ‘70               James Colihan                   Patricia Grosso ‘62
        Peoples United Bank                                                         Frank Sullivan ‘80                  Bob Colum ‘70                 Mary and Dan Guarino
                                           William Newbauer, Jr. ‘62
         Joseph Philipp ‘63                                                    Lisa Wisniewski Vogele ‘88       Michael and Nancy Connelly           Bruno and Linda (Cellini)
                                           Laurie (Fasano) Norris ‘78
 ND Grammar School BB League                                               Joe DeFilippo-Central Sheet Metal             David Conniff                       Guerrera ‘80
                                               Rev. Joseph Palacino
        Fr. Bill Sangiovanni /                                                Animal Hospital of Richmond       Monica Copertino-Chioffi ‘84                 Janet Haffner
                                                Vin Procaccini ‘69
       Peggy Muldoon Bowes                                                       B&G Piping Company                     Sal Coppola ‘75          Cristina (Velicu) Haithwaite ‘88
                                                 Michael Queally
          Kim Schmidt ‘83                                                                Jean Jacob             Stephen and Bridget (Sullivan)      Joe and Trish (Stramowski)
                                           Leo and Una Redgate ‘61
    Principal’s Circle                               VJ Sarullo                         Friends                            Corbett ‘82                    Hajducky ‘77/’79
        $2501 - $4,999                         Elisabeth Schwabe                       $1 - $249
                                                                                                                        Rich Corraro ‘76         MaryLou (Grace) Halloran ‘61
         The Gabriel Family                                                                                    Christopher and Carol Cosgrove            John Halstead ‘72
                                            Eileen Condon Solemene                       Sue Alberti
         Michael O’Rourke                                                                                           Wendy Cotto-Richards         Sherie (Seltenrich) Hamilton’84
                                                  Mike Soltis ‘70            Nancy (McLaine) Albrizio ‘67
        Varsity Club                       Ann and Eugene Buckley                 Kathy and Lou Alterio
                                                                                                                       Rev. Robert Crofut            James and Karen Harper
               $2500                               Gary Camillo                      Joseph Alves ‘63
                                                                                                                       Jarrett Crooks ‘75               Mark Hauslaib ‘64
             Brian Baker/                                                                                               Dwight Daly ‘67                  Mr. Mark Hopkins
                                               Alvin T. Clinkscales                   Philip Anctil ‘65
      Baker Liturgical Art LLC                                                                                        Laura De Profio ‘05                   Bruce Howard
                                            Ed and Elizabeth Coyne         Brian and Megan Anderson ‘01/’04
          William J. Carroll                                                                                       Dave and Betsy DeFelice                David Howe ‘71
                                         Karen Harding Timmons ‘66          Elizabeth Anderson-Zaczkowski
         Robert A. Cenci ‘63                                                                                             Irene Delia ‘62             Elaine (Gaul) Hyland ‘69
                                               Dan and Kathy Troy                 Anthony Antunes ‘65
          Lou DiPalma ‘79                                                                                             Joseph Deltito, MD                    Leanore Irwin
                                        Deb (Mahoney) Wohlberg ‘76                   Laure Aubuchon
       Sally and Randy Gress                                                                                              Eric DeMarco              Carol (Vescey) Iwanicki ‘61
                                          Monsignor Blasé Gintoli ‘60           Dianne (June) Auger ‘79
         Tom Martinsky ‘79                                                                                       Linda Denese Wolf, MD ‘68            Priscilla and Lyle James
                                                    Aqua-Lawn                           Denise Ayala
  Kathy and Richard Meehan ‘63                                                                                         Salvatore DePiano              Allyson Janczewski ‘83
    Matthew and Jeanette Vetro
                                             Blue and Gold                           Richard Badolato
                                                                                                                        Tom DeVitt ‘85                   Ashley Johns ‘07
    Mark and Victoria (Skomal)                   $250 - $499                     Bernadette Baldino ‘67
                                                                                                                 Reverend Daniel Devore ‘61            Will and Alanna Kabel
                                                 Mark Bender ‘76                       Jean Baranyar
         Wilchinsky ‘74/’75                                                                                           Reverend John Dias                Elizabeth Kaufman
                                                                                    Albert Barnash ‘72
             Jamie Wright                       Mary Blewitt ‘79                                                      Patrick Dizney ‘67                   Ginny Kazzi ‘68
                                                                                   Bridget Barreira ‘91
      Local Union 488 IBEW-          Kenneth and Stacy (London) Bodek                                          Cathy (Covino) Dombrowski ‘78            Patrick Kearney ‘69
                                                                               Chris Patrick Bazydola ‘89
    NECA Joint Apprenticeship                         ‘78/’79                                                         Alfred Domian ‘69          LouAnn (Castellano) Kelly ‘71
                                                                                    Greg Bazydola ‘89
              IBEW #488                         James Carletti ‘62              Gregory Beardsworth ‘68          Dee Ann and Mike Dorrico                  Tom Kelsch ‘79
      Lancer Leader                         Charles M. Carroll, Jr. ‘92                Jay Behan ‘90                    Frank Drazal ‘77                Mr. and Mrs. Keltos
       $1,000 - $2,499                  Mario and Anna Clericuzio ‘83                 Connie Beuker                  Craig Drusbosky ‘08             Jeff and Barbara Kiernan
           David Baye ‘67              Sean and Danielle (Dominguez)                  David Bike ‘65              Fairfield County Chapter of              Tim Kiernan ‘92
            Ruth Bedford                             Conte ‘92                      James Birarelli ‘70          Approved Baseball Umpires            Heather Kirkpatrick ‘96
          Kevin Conlisk ‘62                   Kim and Paul Daniels            David and Nancy (Saccoccio)        Marguerite Duffy Gunn ‘63                    Al Kleban
   Robert and Patricia De Simone         Virginia (Harding) Dedad ‘73                     Blois ‘63                   Rev. Michael Dunn                    Joseph Kotulich
        Denise Larson Fenton                      Bob Dowd ‘60                     Erin Kelly Blute ‘91            Bob and Marge Erskine          Elizabeth (Slagle) Kranyik ‘60
       Michele Macauda ‘74                John and Jo Ann Drusbosky                 Greg Bohnsack ‘68            Barbara and Bill Ezepchick        Patricia Krzywicki-Metz ‘68
            Robert Scinto /                       James Esposito              Gina (Copertino) Bolduc ‘78                  Lucy Fabrizi                 Vinny Laczkoski, Jr.
        R.D. Scinto Corporate                                                 Mr. and Mrs. David Bouchard       Bernadette (Visponi) Falco ‘60     Andrew Lautenschlager ‘05
                                          Paul and Patricia Fabbri ‘83
         William Roberti ‘64                                                       Dr. Edward Bourque                Leopold Feliu, Jr. ‘69               James Lavin ‘67
                                              Kenneth Faustine ‘66
    Cindy (Lewis) Sweeting ‘76                                                      Thomas Brady ‘67             Mary Ann (Powers) Fell ‘60       Mrs. Patricia (Petitte) Lisi ‘60
                                             Maureen Gallagher ‘74
          Peter Toomey ‘97                                                         Edward Brennan ‘61                     John Felsman         Woody and Theresa (Ramo) Long ‘67
        Friend of Notre Dame                      Timothy Grace
                                                                                  Linda Brezezinski ‘88              James Firmender ‘62                 Richard Lorris ‘64
    George and Katie Coleman          Bill and Mary Ellen (Meehan) Hass                                                Bill Fitzgerald ‘62             Mary and John Lynch
                                                                                Robert and Mary Brown
       Peter McGuinness ‘75                           ‘68/’70               Christine and John Bruzinski ‘78      Denise (Blewitt) Floyd ‘65           Marlene Macauda ‘73
 Marty Roos - Milford Ice Pavilion                Donald Hylton                 William Buckley, Jr. ‘67             Lois (Potz) Foito ‘62                Joseph Maco ‘62
     Mr. and Mrs. Sean Carroll       Anthony and Lisa (Fasano) Julian ‘75            George Burr ‘64               Lucy (Marrash) Ford ‘81                  John Maco ‘65
   Notre Dame Pride                             James Kessler ‘68                Raymond Calabrese ‘68           Donna Formichella, MD ‘74         Nancy and Joe Mangino ‘64
          $500 - $999                            Mike Krach ‘62                    Daniel Calandro ‘84               Elizabeth Francis ‘97        Marie (Kendra) Manning ‘68
      Roseanne Badowski ‘74                    Richard LaTorre ‘65                   John Carraro ‘71                 Thomas Franko ‘65                     Radley Manzo
            Richard Bieder                Mr. and Mrs. William Lohan                    Dan Caruso                    Brian Freeman ‘81             Lenny and Julie Marella ‘85
         Pat and Lou Bleggi                     Rob Mainiero ‘73           Jennifer and Andrew Casceillo ‘00           Thomas Freer ‘82                   Bruno Marini ‘91
      Sam and Rob Bleggi ‘93           Donald and Alice Mastrony ‘65
     Tracie and Josh Marko ‘93              Judy Provenzano ‘80                 Donna Volpitte                Dom and Mary Picarazzi             Balco Interior Construction
    Jennifer (Estrada) Marko ‘98        Candido and Mary Puebla            Judy and John Waldeyer         John Watson and Connie Moriarty            Mrs. Frank Berden
           John Martin ‘62                    Ann (Lisi) Purr ‘68                Michael Ward                        Ellen Costa                   Lori and Gregory Lehn
          Max Martins ‘89               Karen (Glancy) Rabuse ‘64           Claire and Nick Weiler                  Susan Costa                  Richard and Jeanmarie Shea
          John Martone ‘64                      Erin Regnier ‘87         Lori (Bruzinski) Wendin ‘76          Mary Jo and Bill Cornell          Richard and Cathleen Sekelsky
          Stacy Marzik ‘04                 Suzanne Reinhardt ‘98         Mr. and Mrs. Dennis White                 Jean McBridge               Memorial Planting Project
         Jessica Marzik ‘06           Jennifer (Dankulich) Rentz ‘88          Joan Widomski ‘65              John and Mary Jane Reidy                  Rob DeSimone
Paul and Theresa (Saia) Marzik ‘79       Karen Renzulli Lynch ‘63     Christine (Caggianello) Woods ‘69   Jim and Chris Hughes and Family
                                                                                                                                                        Jennifer Nash
        John Massicotte ‘73           Sandra (Rinko) Richeimer ‘60            Joseph Wynne ‘65
       Phyllis Mastroianni ‘69          Joanne (Farkas) Rollins ‘70    Deborah (Skopp) Yacovelli ‘81          2007 Annual Fund                   Kim Wickert Donnelly
         Dennis Maurao ‘66            Dorothy and John Rooney ‘64             Michael Zavada ‘70                                                 Memorial Scholarship
   Kathleen Neary Maxham ‘72                      Anne Rossetti               Sherrie Zembrzuski
                                                                                                                  Daniel J. McGuire                     Debra Palumbo
  Robert and Joanne (Errichetti)                 Kerri Rowland               Jennifer Doughty ‘03                                              Louis & Donna Quaranta LaCivita
                                                                                                                    David Howe
              Mazzeo ‘69                       Susan Salata ‘67                Corey Wrinn ‘03                                                       Janice Campbell Byer
                                                                                                                    Karen Karosy
  Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J McAleer                      David Salce                 The Joyce Family                                                  Dom & Pat Connerty Paniccia
                                                                                                                   Nancy Pashley
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund McCarthy ‘60             John Sansonetti ‘82          Marquette Associates, Inc.                                                Kate Farrell Berarducci
                                                                                                               David and Alicia Smith
         Mary McCarthy ‘63                       Jason Sapp ‘00                A&S Fine Foods                                                      Phyllis MaherTomlinson
                                                                                                                     Joe Wynne
      Elizabeth McDonald ‘68               Maribeth Sarnacki ‘74            The Petronchak Family                                                        Marylou Wade
                                                                                                                 William C. Kessler
          Susan McGowan                        Lois Schmidt ‘64               Rev. Peter Cipriani                                                    Caren Sanella Woods
                                                                                                               Mary (Whiting) Valade
        Daniel McGuire ‘65                       James Scianna                   James Weeks                                                           Mark Wilchinsky
                                                                                                                  James Sansonetti
         Denise McInerney                      Louis Scinta ‘69          Sister Marion Rielly                                                          Robert Donnelly
                                                                                                                  Albert and Patrizia
         Sean McLaine ‘94              Stephen and Joan Sedensky                                                                                         Bob Halstead
   Jim and Mary McNiff ‘65/’67           Stephen Sedensky, III ‘76
                                                                       Memorial Scholarship                        Elizabeth Urda
                                                                                Joan Mahoney                      Mary Ann Morris                        John O’Leary
      Joan (Guman) Mead ‘61                     John Sekara ‘64                                                                                          Michael Barrett
                                                                      Stephen and Mary Ann Nemergut                Michael Krach
            Jessica Medoff                 Andrew Seperack ‘84                                                                                           Stanley Wilson
                                                                            Steve and Sheila Russo                 Robert J. Hurley
          Jennifer Mercado           Barbara (Brooks) Seymour ‘61                                                                                Ed & Eileen Gaines Messina
                                                                          Debra and Seth Wohlberg                 Dariece Senderak
         Daniel Merena ‘61                         John Shack                                                                                              Chris May
                                                                                  Pat Gabriel                      Edward Botsko
       Lawrence Merly, Jr. ‘96           Peg (Lambert) Sheehy ‘70                                                                                       Tom D’Addario
                                                                           John and Michelle Wald                Thomas Martinsky
    Jean (Lukacsy) Merriam ‘66        Tim and Laurie (Saad) Shepard                                                                                       Pat Kearney
                                                                            Claire and Nick Weiler                Teresa F. Chamiec
         George Miglin ‘62                           ‘81/’82                                                                                      Dave & Susan Terita Baye
                                                                           Andy and Mimi Puebla                 William J. Wallace, Jr.
          James Miglin ‘62                     John Sidorow ‘63                                                                                   Carolyn Whitaker Mitchell
                                                                       Alicen Puebla and David Rush               Mr. Kevin Conlisk
      Elaine (Soos) Miletta ‘60             Karen Simmons ‘66                                                                                      Attorney Michael Sohon
                                                                           Gilda and Clifford Bray           Mr. Nicholas Veltri, DMD
        Robert Milewski ‘62                    Jorge Simon ‘69                                                                                             Bill Vassas
                                                                       Armand and Mary Ann Fabbri              Joseph and Vivian Palsa
             Claudia Miller               James and Agatha Sirico                                                                                        George Wargo
                                                                          Rose and Tom Sansonetti               M. Gregory Bohnsack
   Ernest and Elizabeth (Ridley)               Frank Skawinksi                                                                                        Randy Chiarenzelli
                                                                           Robert and Mary Brown                    Martha Arnold
               Mills ‘60                 Alex and Jackie Skultety                                                                                     Fran Rizzardi Wolf
                                                                             Betsy Peddle Browne             Donna and Gregory Smith
        Richard Minardo ‘74                    Jeffrey Smith ‘80                                                                                 Rosemary Steiber McCallum
                                                                               Edwards Family                      Linda Kosturko
    Roxana (Rojas) Miranda ‘94                Joseph Somok ‘60                                                                                         Patty Genauracos
                                                                           Judy and John Waldeyer                  Christine Sharpe
           Walter Miro ‘75          Thomas and Susan (Kaklamanos)                                                                                   Debbie Iovino Picarazzi
                                                                           George and Rita Estrada             Linda Iassogna Patavino
     Jen Monahan LaGreca ‘88                        Sorge ‘72                                                                                            Lou Bonnanzio
                                                                            Vera and William Trutt                  Elaine Miletta
         Meghan Moore ‘93          Daniel and Catherine Sosnowski ‘73                                                                                Kay Depweg Collins
                                                                          The Roger Grenier Family         Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nemergut
           Sally Moran ‘71                      Joshua St. Onge                                                                                      Peg Lambert Sheehy
                                                                              Sherrie Zembrzuski                   Mark S. Rivera
        Barbara Moroson ‘60                  Kathleen Stattel ‘69                                                                                        Barbara Rogo
                                                                          Paul and Karen Christian         Class of 1967 Donation
       Mary Ann Morris ‘87                        Gerard Staudt                                                                                      Kathy Plumb Lyons
                                                                                 Ashley Johns                       Janice Birney
     Leroy and Deborah Moye            George and Kathy Stefanatos                                                                                   Jerri Cocca Wittekind
                                                                       Mr. and Mrs. John O’Mahoney                 Grace Tamayo
 Helen and Nicholas Mucherino          Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Francis                                                                                Rosemary Behling Savo
                                                                          Loretta and Enzo Cerrato               Donna DiCamillo
         Rev. James Murphy                    Robert Stewart ‘64                                                                                    Diane Santilli Coleman
                                                                                Susan Guariglia                    Linda Carlson
  Mary Lou (Yarros) Murzyn ‘70                  Catherine Stone                                                                                    Ann Marie Lucas Cooley
                                                                        Joseph and Joanne Pellecchia             Mary Ellen Keough
     Linda (Doherty) Muttitt ‘72             Geoffrey Stone ‘95                                                                                     Debbie Brackett Uliano
                                                                               The Pilotti Family                   Karen Miller
     Stanley and Judith Nachilo      Mary Beth (Silvestro) Stone ‘66                                                                            Rich and Candy Tartaglia Perusi
                                                                             Louis and Pat Bleggi                Bernadette Baldino
    Barbara (Lawn) Nadolny ‘79                 Daron Stowe ‘05                                                                                             Bob Coscia
                                                                                Barbara Hragyil                     Theresa Long
  Kathleen Noonan Charlton ‘67                 Charles Strba ‘62                                                                                      Sue Ciaffone Deyo
                                                                                Kathleen Gillis                    Carol Mackno
            Ed Olesky ‘64               Maria (Sirriani) Strong ‘87                                                                                        Steve Dunn
                                                                                 Nettie Skinner                    Patricia Panetta
            John O’Rourke             Angela (Marini) Stuebben ‘80                                                                              Bob & Roseanne Posilico Flynn
                                                                         Elizabeth and Albert Mansi                 Nancy Finch
             Paul Otzel ‘72          Billie Jean (Csapo) Sullivan ‘78                                                                                    Tara Donnelly
                                                                             Clair and Nick Weiler               Karen Del Vecchio
             Ken Otzel ‘75               Marc and Holly Sulzycki
        Charlotte Parniawski               William Swatkoski ‘68
                                                                               Eileen S. Mendez                  Marilyn Firmender               2008 Auction/Cabaret
                                                                       Helen and Nicholas Mucherino                Eileen Colihan                  Stepping Stones Museum
        Kevin Parniawski ‘96                Ed Tamashunas ‘63
                                                                         Estelle and Mary Carrafiello             Martha Lindblad                 Abbey Tent & Party Rental
            Beth Pastor ‘73                   Andrea Tavella ‘62
                                                                                Mark Halstead                    Tina Vasas Riordan                   Bridgeport Bluefish
          Michael Patrikios        Daniel Tedesco, PA Atty at Law ‘65
                                                                             Rev. Bill Sangiovanni               Kathleen Rietberg                     Trumbull Marriott
           Robert Pavia ‘65                     Steven Telo ‘07
                                                                        Robert and Kathleen Hopper                   Susan Reher               Whitie Bensen Athletic Equipment
       Peter and Mary Pearce              Kimberly Ann Timpany
                                                                         Stephen and Diane Cavallo                Teresa Chamiec                 Sports Center of Connecticut
     Ellen (Mizak) Pechkis ‘61      Janice and Thomas Tomlinson ‘64
                                                                            Lisa and Aldo Gallucci                                                    The Goodwin Hotel
         Luciana Perelli ‘02          Phyllis (Maher) Tomlinson ‘70
                                                                          Chris and Joanna Cipriano
                                                                                                              Notre Dame Band                   Wakeman Boys and Girls Club
 Rich & Candy (Tartaglia) Perusi,              Shirley Tooth ‘81                                             Marlene and Daniel Nadeau
                                                                           Paul and Theresa Marzik                                                     Mystic Aquarium
     Andrew and Richard Perusi       Lou and Michelle Tranquillo ‘70                                        In Memory of Stephen
                                                                                 Mary Kinsella                                                 Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball Club
             68/’70/’99/’04                William and Vera Trutt
  MaryLou Peterson-Ferrieri ‘71              Lawrence Urda ‘61
                                                                                 Dave Prentice                   Sedensky                               Levitt Pavilion
                                                                                   Ed Coyne                    Merritt Contractors, Inc.              Holiday Inn Express
       Michael Petreycik ‘68            Mary (Whiting) Valade ‘84
                                                                               The Ross Family                     O&G Industries                  Quassy Amusement Park
          John Pezzullo ‘66                Michael Valovcin ‘65
                                                                             Armand DelMedico                    Ken and Kim Hoxie                    Roger Sherman Inn
      Rev. Corey Piccinino ‘78                    Jim Veary ‘64
                                                                                 Mike Cerrato                 Stephen and Barbara Sabo         The Naismith Memorial Basketball
             Pam Pillo ‘03                       Pat Venditti ‘80
                                                                                  Gail Halpin               Mr. and Mrs. James Casey, Jr.                Hall of Fame
     Eric and Kathleen Prescott      Joanne (Lavigne) Verderosa ‘78
                                                                                O’Neill Family             Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O’Connell
                                            Joseph Vincenzi ‘69
                                                                                                          Mr. and Mrs. Zita and Oscar Balogh
        Museum of Science                   University of Scranton              Joe and Linda Dobbins                  Sharon Barnabei                      Vicki Koepke
           Top of the Rock                   Syracuse University                     Ski Sundown              Diane and Keith Cryan Kathy and Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher
              Taco Loco                      Fairfield University         Shubert Theatre National Baseball           George Stefanatos         & Son Community Funeral Home
       Old Sturbridge Village             Jim and Beth Petronchak                    Hall of Fame                       Judy Waldeyer               Larson Funeral Home, Inc.
        Mercyhurst College                      Lewis Jewelers                 Bridgeport Sound Tigers                 Lenore Errichetti         Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC
        Swiss Army Brands                     Eddy’s Bake Shop            Sloppy Jose’s Mexican Restaurant        Davidoff of Geneva, Inc.                Lionheart Studio
           Fairbanks Photo              The Meeting Place Restaurant           The Roger Sherman Inn                     Emily Cryan                  The O’Donnell Family
     Theresa and Joe DeSantis              Whittemore Ice Cream            Lobello Italian Deli & Catering    Milford Ice Pavilion - Marty Roos         Bonenfant Electric
   Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo                   Only For Her                       Oggie Solomon                Jeanne and John Cancellieri              Sharon Barnabei
        Saint Joseph College               On Location Hair Studio            Newport Yachting Center             Susan and Mose Richards        Sikorsky Financial Credit Union
          Bryant University               Steve and Janet Demakos                   Coco Nail Spa             Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame       The O’Mahoney Family
            Marist College                   Sara Drought Nebel                    The Batting Cage                   Michael O’Rourke                  Jackie Mason, MS
     New England Video, LTD                      Corey Nebel                     Longhorn Steakhouse            Karin and George McMahan              Susan and Terry Wright
        Wachusett Mountain                   Fairfield University                     Flying Dish                    Sue and John Vasone          Izzo and Son Country Gardens
   Adam Broderick Salon & Spa              Patrick Baker and Sons                   Camillo Fitness                 Geri and Jeff Amoroso                  Jean Baranyar
          New York Liberty                       Bigelow Tea                        Borders Books                       Jessica Medoff               Jay and Mary Jane Reidy
    Westport Country Playhouse             Binghamton University           Brio Academy of Cosmetology           Cathy and Richard Meehan                    VJ Sarullo
        Marquette University                 Discovery Museum                          Jim Bowe                          Evan Bowen                      The Shea Familiy
         Pilmoth Plantation                Dailey’s Flower Shop -                   Dorrine Sopko                        Buff Bowen                   William and Vera Trutt
      Travelers Championship                   Kathy Hayes ‘82               The Grille & Bar Restaurant                  Teen Scene               Mr. and Mrs. Steve Nemergut
           Splash Car Wash           National Computer Camp at Fairfield          Marisa’s Ristorante             Lee Ann and Brian Boyle                 Richard LaTorre
     Okemo Mountain Resort                        University                    Jim and Colleen Keltos             David Barbour Architect      Law Office of James M. Hughes
    Homewood Suites by Hilton                    Panera Bread                  Eastern Mountain Sports                    VJ Sarullo                 Oym Motors of Fairfield
     Longshore Sailing School                Bravo Entertainment                    Massage Works                     Marianne Cassidy                      Carole Surina
   Norwalk Seaport Association          Nike Swim Camp at Fairfield                  Gary Gouldin                 Robert and Nancy Sanca                Fairfield University
     Albertus Magnus College                      University                       Coppia Ristorante                  New Jersey Devils               A&T Communications
Eastern Connecticut State University Western Connecticut State University          Dane Henderson                     Garelick and Herb         Abriola Parkview Funeral Home
      The Edge Fitness Clubs                New England Patriots                   Yankee Paintball                      Brian Baker                Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cavallo
            Salon D Marie                  Sacred Heart University            Joan and Michael Makara                      Salon Lui                    Fr. Bill Sangiovanni
         Darien Sports Shop                  Providence College            Total Looks Salons & Academy                   Judy Bruer                         Flying Dish
Noelle Spa for Beauty and Wellness               Evelyn Pond                          Rita Colbert                    Princeton Review                  The Harper Family
            Artistic Image                Debbie and Mike Henning                 Hobby Town USA                  Meeting Place Restaurant         Mr. and Mrs. Jeff T. Kiernan
        Lisa Frumkes Felice                     Danbury Stairs                Michael and Denise Plude                  Bob Sorrentino               Notre Dame - NDGEAA
      Premier Design Jewelry                    Country Hearts                     Chilis Restaurant              Marilyn and Chris Marino               The Cryan Family
       Silver Ribbon Jewelers            Oxford Liquor Shoppe LLC                     Image Sun                         Bob Catapane              Mr. and Mrs. William Alleyne
            Kritine Feeney                        Salon Enzo                    Pearl Grace Collections                  Kim Daniels                  Notre Dame Key Club
        Assumption College                    Uno Chicago Grill                 Trattoria Carl Anthony                   Denise Ayala                        Kay Kenny
  Western New England College              Ganim’s Garden Center                   Hands On Pottery                      Karin Ascue            O’Donnell, McDonald & Cregeen
        Saint Peter’s College              Villa Avenue Car Wash                 News 12 Connecticut                Hallmark of Trumbull           The Norenne Boyne Decker
   Al and Mary Ellen Salemme                      Gyro Grill               Mr. and Mrs. John Connors, Jr.       Ralph and Rich’s Restaurant               Charitable Trust
        Panache Hair Design                       Pizza Time                      Golfer’s Warehouse           Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry         FEILE, Incorporated
   Mohawk Mountain Ski Area                      Magic Nails                       The Westport Inn               Dooney and Bourke, Inc.              Appalachia Club
      The Maritime Aquarium                  Poster Arts & Crafts              Mill River Country Club         New York Football Giants, Inc.                Rita Lucas
            Mohegan Sun                      Watson Adventures                   Family Haircut Store           New York Football Jets, Inc.               Eva Accettullo
    Sakura Japanese Restaurant                 Lionheart Gallery             Head Company Haircutters           Southern CT Gas Company               The Accettullo Family
 New Haven Symphony Orchestra                  John Drusbosky               Finishing Touch Hair Design            John and Terri DeMonte                 Angela Markos
           Connecticut Sun                 Desperate Housewives                   Where In The World                   Carolyn Barrese                     Closet Space -
         The Gintoli Family                   Raymond Meglio                        Senor Panchos                 Dave and Susan Bouchard       Women’s Consignment Boutique
          Kimberly Greene                   Alena’s Bridal Gowns                  Marie’s Bridal Shop                The Roosevelt Hotel           Anzy’s Lawn Mower Serive
                WWE                                UST, Inc.                        Magpie Traders              Gary Knepler Driving School           The Chocolate Shoppe
      Six Flags New England                        Pat Pizzo                        Fine Arts Salon                Jeff and Gloria Cocchia              Intrigue Hair Salon
               Playland                   Michele Anthony’s Salon                  Kenny Z’s Salon                      Salon D’Marie                        Flying Dish
   Mount Southington Ski Area                   Lenox Jewelers                       Chef’s Table                    Kenny Z Hair Salon                     CT Computer
           Bentley College                     Frame and Save                      Crossroads Pizza                Brookside Liquor Store          Soul of the World Tea Room
        Duchess Restaurants                 AAA CT Motor Club                    Barcelona Restaurant                   Fine Arts Salon               Dr. and Mrs. DeSimone
            Nutmeg Bowl                       Deborah Connors                         Card $Mart                  Harbor Lites Hair Design         Brickwalk Esthetic Dentistry
            Massage Envy                        Debbie Tietjen                     Carvel Ice Cream                 Alan Del Monte Salon            Mario and Dorothy Amaral
            Beardsley Zoo                        Quiznos Sub                     West Rock Art Glass                   Frame and Save                         Autotown
        Cinzano’s Restaurant               Hawley Lane Hallmark               Michele and John Sullivan                 Beardsley Zoo            Massimos Pizza and Restaurant
 Bear & Grill Restaurant - Fairfield          Vazzy’s Restaurant                   A&S Fine Foods                     Crossroads Pizza                  Dorothy Dematties
           Uno Restaurant                         Pizza Post                  Becky and Bob Gahagan                      Magic Nails                Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jeffery
             Trendsetters                  Brookside Liquor Store             Laura and Michael Wrinn               Wachusette Mountain              Mr. and Mrs. John Evers
      P.J. and Company Salon                Vino on the Brickwalk               Aldo and Lisa Gallucci            Quassy Amusement Park
            Simply Body                         Vazzy’s Osteria              Pranzo - Bill Paternoster ‘88       Finishing Touch Hair Salon               Fenton Trucking
    Kobis Japanese Steak House                      Luigi’s                Bruce and Ann Marie Ladrigan                 Marie’s Bridal              Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walsh
            JoDavi Salon                      Entreés Made Easy             Merit Insurance - Sean Carroll          Howe Driving School         Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McGuinness
     Precision Tune Auto Care                 McCann Brothers                 Rayna and Lou Salemme                  Oxford Liquor Shop              Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Silk
            Utica College                        Laurie Norris            Creative Company Salon and Spa                 Chef’s Table                 Mr. and Mrs. Jay Valade
         Boston Duck Tours                      Pampered Chef                  Jones Tree Farm Winery                   Sassy Scissors
            Bistro Basque                       Stags Baseball              Ken Cancilla/Cancilla Cellars        2008 Spring Musical                Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Goddard
           Boston Red Sox               The Ball Park At Harbor Yard                  Soccer Post                       Priscilla James                 Rev. Bob Kinnally
Central Connecticut State University        Siobhan Sorak Horan                 Joanne and Mark King             Achieve Rehab and Fitness

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postage, the alumni office will be turning to emails to update our alumni community with information regarding
ND. Recently, we have gone from two alumni newsletters (The Cornerstone) to one. The Cornerstone will now
be published once per year, in October. It will be a comprehensive publication including ND campus news,
alumni news, reunion information, and our annual donor list. Therefore, periodically we would like to send
emails when necessary. You can email your updated information to the alumni office, fill out the form enclosed
in this publication and send it to the alumni office or fill out the alumni update form online (www.notredame.
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           Mr. John Beres                   Diamond Pools                     LTD Driving School          In honor of Joe and Nancy            Paula and Rick Sobolewski
          Bernadette Boyle           Brien Stefanco Landscaping               Mr. Peter O’Donnell        Mangino’s 40th Anniversary             David and Betsy DeFelice
       Don’s Driving Service       A&D Quality Roofing and Home              The O’Donnell Family              Bill and Evelyn Forster                  Jay Malznsky
                                                                                                                    Petrina Somma
          Brian Boyle, CPA                   Improvements            O’Donnell, McDonald, & Cregeen            Coralee and Ken Zarrilli            Stephen Sedensky, Jr.
         Georgina Sherman                   K.J. Excavating                          Feile, Inc.                  Mrs. Kathleen Ray                    Eileen Crowley
       Lindley Food Service              Ms. Jennifer Mercado                     Adelia Buddy            Nicholas and Margaret DeMaio           Eric and Coleen Roland
            Bud’s Service                Mr. and Mrs. Marko                  Holly and Mark Pierce                     Gloria Abate              Thomas and Dea Auray
       L.C. Equipment, LLC              Mr. and Mrs. Jay Reidy                    Marshall Cotta           Michael and Nancy Connelly                    Louis Fuoco
                                                                                                           Salvatore and Theresa Rotante
         Donna Mucherino                 The Sweeney Family          Pumpkin Preschool / Early Learning                                       Richard and Jacquelyn Durrell
         Samatulski Family               Mrs. Connie Bueker                           Center                       Jacobs Ladder               Angelo and Teresa Noccioli
       Valley Farm Drive-In           The N.D. Grammar School                John and Barbara Bova                   Nettie Skinner           Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roland
  Mr. and Mrs. Nick Mucherino              Basketball League                        C.W. Pond                         Patricia Land                   Maureen Gordon
         Pat and Lou Bleggi                  The Key Club                     John and Alice Bova             Jeffrey and Cara Noccioli        Richard and Mary Conway
  Frank and Lisanne Camputaro               Diane Zalewski                     Mrs. Carole Surina               Jan and Yvonne Miska          Mary and Dominick Picarazzi
          Kenneth Petroski                   Cheryl Carolan                    Sherrie Zembrzuski               Bob and Laurie Norris               Elisabeth Schawabe
      Dr. and Mrs. DeSimone                 DeLuke Family             Judy Waldeyer - The Herb Basket                 John Cohane                  John Sansonetti, CPA
Kevin Shaw / Advanced Sewer and               Direct Energy              Mr. and Mrs. Steve Nemergut                Donna Volpitta               Jill and Robert Mainiero
             Drain Service                  Robert Boynton            F.M. Bonaddio Construction, Inc.     Leonard and Rosemary Ahern           Mario and Kelly Gaboury
  Jeremy Carrion / Brinks Home           Palmieri’s Quality Air             Stephen & Sheila Russo                Christopher Carrara                Jim and Val Neary
                Security                 Signs Unlimited, Inc.                  Michael C. Sohon                 SET Associates, LLC                    James Walsh
            Barbara Fusco          Ajello, Piampiano & San Angelo             Production Providers                  Joseph Lampart                     Eileen Colihan
          A&S Fine Foods                        Insurance                         Arlene Clancy                         Jon Wilson              George and Joan Lacovara
               CRC Fuel                        Book Aide                            Diane Pizzo          Church of the Assumption-Westport                Bill Seres
          Lorraine Chetcuti                  Global Express                         Judy Natale              Linda and Thomas Paoletta            Sally and Randy Gress
      Mr. Handyman of UFC                 The Daniels Family                         Pat Pizzo                         Bob Abbate             Richard and Kathleen Tunstall
             Casey Clark                    Mr. Peter Philipp                  E.C. Painting, LLC         Mr. and Mrs. Anthony DeCaprio         Fairfield County Tile, LLC
          The Clark Family                The Philipp Family                 The Stefanatos Family                   Joseph McGee               John and Mary O’Rourke
         Fr. Walter Orlowski                 Marcia Cronin                     East Avenue Pizza               Lisa and Peter Horvath                     Tim Grace
         Mr. Kevin Colburn               Melora & Paul Lucas                      Irene Luongo             Andrew and Dawn Provencher                  Thomas Tatora
        St. Matthew Church              Cronin & Byczek, LLP                       Mark Szabo                          Sean Carroll            Thomas and Carol Leonard
          Jeanne Orlowski              Linda and Jerry McCloat                  Alexander Szabo                  Mr. and Mrs. Looney                    Janet Haffner
          Kevin Cosgrove              Megan O’Connell Albright                    Donna Szabo                       Patrick Sullivan           John and Mary Jane Reidy
       The Cosgrove Family          Ken Van Cisin - William Raveis              Anthony Loverde                       James Bagley            Armand and Mry Ann Fabbri
     All Saints Catholic School                RVI Group                       The Merola Family                     James Colihan             Donald and Alice Mastrony
       Subway of Woodmont              The Arlington Group, Inc.            Turner Construction Co.                  Eileen Colihan          Alexander and Maureen Santora
        The Crowley Family                Mr. Donald Calvert               Harbour Mechanical Corp.                Lucie McKinney                       Gary Camillo
          Hockey                Jerry and Dena Wald                  Linda & Ed Arkinson                  Laure Aubuchon               Louis and Donna Lacivita
        Crowley Associates                  Dianne Andreoli                  Priscilla Crouch James                  John Dedonao                Rita and John Shannon
               Schaeffer              Vincent and Corinne Nitido       Irish Heritage Society of Milford         Thomas Damore, Jr.                RD Scinto Corporate
           Mr. Ford Lynch                        AC Hair                         Ms. Kay Kenny                      John Gulash, Jr.                     David Salce
          Mr. Philip Dodge         Huntington Family Dental Group           Dr. and Mrs. DeSimone              brian and Mary Gaffney                  Tony Gallucci
              Jane Green                  The Horvath Family                    The Shamrogues               Matthew and Nicole Drury                Vera and Bill Trutt
          Ethel M. Castles              Trumbull Music Studios                       Woodcraft              William and Tere Newbauer                   Gloria Steele
    Gil and Meredith Thornfeldt       Southport Veterinary Center          Gregory J. Schmitt, DMD           Peggy and David Leggiadro
      Lisa and Russell George       Unitarian Universalist Church of            St. Gabriel School          John and Danielle Goncalves
                                                                                                               Pam and George Abate
                                                                                                                                                Carrano Scholarship
Harlow, Adams, and Friedman, P.C.          Greater Bridgeport                 Ultimate Interiors, Inc.                                        Andrew and Claudia Esposito
Dr. Goldfard, Ranno and Associates    Mr. and Mrs. Marc Sulzycki            Summit Financial Group                 Patricia Hayman
                                                                                                                                             Suzanne and Domenic Monaco
      Patty and Terry Sheehan        El Torero Mexican Restaurant               St. Gabriel Bingo         Ernest and Mary Lou Benedetto
                                                                                                                                             J. Joyce and Emilio Sanseverino
    Daniel and Susan Goncalves                 Villa Pizza                   George J. Smith & Son                   Louis Zowine
                                                                                                                                                 Edward and Ellen Clough
      Mrs. Barbara Ezepchick              The Morrell Family                 The Yiannoulis Family                     Susan Costa
                                                                                                                                             St. Andrew Apostle Society, Inc.
       Nina and Dean Fausty                     Gaetano’s                         Bill’s Drive In                     Helen Bishop
                                                                                                                                                Eugene and Catherine Helm
       Connelly Agency, Inc.               Ms. Jean Baranyar                     Fr. Joe Palacino           Monsignor Lawrence Carroll
                                                                                                                                                     Jeanne Ann Prota
             Sunny Daes                        Video Hut                          Burton Meyer               Patricia and Thomas Wright
                                                                                                                                                       Thoams Duffy
      Marty’s Pizza and More              Pasqualis Restaurant            Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Nitido     Barbara and Terrence Fitzpatrick
                                                                                                                                                        Nancy Corr
       Chase Driving School                   Sergio’s Pizza                 Mr. and Mrs. S. Meyer                     George Burr
                                                                                                                                                Frank and Angelina Carrano
         What’s Cooking? -                     Pizza Time                  NY Times Matching Gift              Elaine and John Annick
                                                                                                                                                  George and Vivian Burr
         Michelle Alderman              LaScoligera Restaurant                  Charlotte Evanko                       Jeff Tallman
                                                                                                                                                     Louis Germinario
        Mediation Solutions                  Chaves Bakery                        Robina Tracy                    Melady Associates
                                                                                                                                                  Patrick and Diane Speer
            Crown Trophy                    Stratfield Garage              M/M Donald MacDonald                        Eileen More
                                                                                                                                               Robert and Mary Jo Esposito
              Piro Paving               Madison Portugese Deli             Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barnes                Nancy Bragulat
                                                                                                                                                 Norwalk Glass Company
                                                                                                                        Irene June

 Our 2009 Annual Fund Campaign will kick off this coming January. You will receive a packet
  in the mail sometime in Febuary. We would like to continue the success of the 2008 Annual
 Fund Campaign, please remember to utilize your company’s matching gift program—your gift
 to ND may be doubled or even tripled! And remember no gift is too small. We appreciate any
                       contribute you can make to support Notre Dame.
The Panuzio Family Chapel Renovation Complete
                                                              The Notre Dame Chapel recently underwent a complete renova-
                                                              tion thanks to a generous donation made by the Panuzio Family.
                                                              The renovations include new carpeting and window treatments,
                                                              chapel chairs including presider chairs, a new altar and lectern.
                                                              New Stations of the Cross, hand-crafted in Italy, and a new
                                                              Tabernacle were made possible through the generous donations
                                                              of Louis and Patricia Bleggi, Peggy Muldoon Bowes, Justine
                                                              and Michael Braun, Sheila Clancy, J. Brian Donnelly, Kathleen
                                                              Donnelly, Michael and Mary Kathleen Donnelly, Mary M. Don-
                                                              nelly, Laurie, Lisa and Shelly Fasano, Aldo and Lisa Gallucci,
                                                              The Malcynsky Family, Hugh and Patricia McAleer, Helen and
                                                              Nicholas Mucherino, Mary Ann and Stephen Nemergut, Mary B.
                                                              Radwick, Matthew and Jeanette Vetro, Seth and Debra Wohlberg,
                                                              and Louis Zowine. On March 26, 2008 a dedication and bless-
                                                              ing of the chapel took place. Presiding over the dedication and
blessing was Reverend Peter Cipriani, Notre Dame’s Chaplin. The program included readings by Notre Dame students, brief
remarks by Reverend Bill Sangiovanni, Principal and the Honorable Nicholas Panuzio, former Mayor of Bridgeport. Irene
Boyle, Class of 2009 read a student reflection in which she said “...even though the Chapel does not have a high ceiling or el-
egant stained glass windows, it provides a place for the students to get away from their chaotic teenage lives and grow closer
to God.” After the dedication and blessing a small reception took place in the ND library. The Panuzio Family Chapel is a
prominent reminder of the fact that Jesus Christ is at the core of everything that occurs at Notre Dame. Alumni and friends
are welcome to attend mass at Notre Dame. Mass is celebrated every day at 7:15 am and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
at 12:15 and on Tuesday and Thursday 5:15.

2008 Golf Tournament
Notre Dame hosted its annual Bob Shea Memorial Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. The event took place at
the Oak Lane Country Club in Woodbridge, CT. Over 40 golfers enjoyed a great day of golfing to support Notre Dame.
Co-Chairs of the event, Kevin Philipp and Barbara Ezepchick were happy with the success of this year’s event. The day
included lunch, cocktail hour and buffet dinner. Donors to this year’s Golf Classic included, Aqua Lawn, Benman Indus-
tries, Betsey Browne, B&G Piping, Big Bill’s Plumbing and Heating, Blanchette’s Sporting Goods, Carl Delucia, DDS,
Controlled Air, CTI Industries, Daniels Family, Digiorgi Roofing, Environmental Maintenance, Industrial & Commercial
Cleaning Co., Kid’s First Pediatric Dentistry, Merit Insurance, Merritt Contractors, Milford Ice Pavilion, Nick’s Carting,
Oak Lane Country Club, Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, St. Pius X Church, St. Anthony of Pauda Church, Our Lady of the
Assumption Church, St. Matthew Church, St. Rose of Lima Church and St. Thomas Church. Other donors to the event
included the Baseball Hall of Fame, BIC Corporation, Bigelow Tea Company, Cinzanos, Callari, Auto Group, Coca Cola,
Dichello Distributors, East Avenue Pizza, Head Company, Herb Basket, Marisa’s Ristorante, New Britain Rock Cats,
Pecego Family, Ponte Vecchio, Southport Brewing Company, Stop and Shop, Testo’s, Tony’s - Huntington Inn and Vino
on the Brickwalk. Mario D’Addario Buick in Shelton CT was the Hole in One Sponsor. To be placed on the Golf Tourna-
ment’s mailing list please contact the Advancement Office.
Notre Dame Welcomes Newest Faculty Members
Notre Dame is happy to welcome four new faculty members to this year’s staff. Melissa Mc-
Carthy is teaching English to sophomore and juniors this year. She was raised in West Haven,
CT and currently resides in Meriden. Melissa attended Stonehill College and in 2004 studied
for a semester at The University of London, King’s College. Prior to teaching she worked in
book publishing in NYC. Paul Chludzinski teaches Analysis and Algebra. He holds a B.S. in             Misseri-Smith   McGeehee
Mathematics from the University of Connecticut and a M.A. in Economics from the University
of Hartford. A former banker, Paul was raised in Wilton, CT. Catherine Misseri-Smith teaches
sophomore and senior English. She holds a B.A. in English from Wagner College and a M.A.T.
in English Education from Converse College (South Carolina). Catherine is originally from New
York, but currently lives in Connecticut with her husband Mike and dog Max. James McGeehe is
teaching freshman English. He is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame High School and a 2006 gradu-
ate of Providence College with a BA in English. James lives in Black Rock.                             McCarthy       Chludzinski
ND Faculty Member Joins Peace Corps                                    Notre Dame Receives Grant
                                            Notre Dame            Dr. Robert DeSimone, a Chemistry Teacher at Notre Dame
                                            Faculty mem-          High School, has recently received a competitive Hach Sci-
                                            ber, Marc             entific Foundation Chemistry Teacher Outreach Grant. The
                                                                  grant will be used for the purchase of Analytical Chemistry
                                                                  Instrumentation and supplies. The new equipment will
                                            and his wife          expand the focus of both Chemistry and Biology Labs at
                                            Holly are             Notre Dame and will enable students to conduct additional
                                            spending              experiments. These experiments and new laboratory equip-
                                            the next two          ment will help Notre Dame Students better understand the
                                            years in the          natural world around them.
                                            Peace Corps.
                                            They are cur-
rently living in the city of Kaili in Guizhou province,                           Tuition Angels
Peoples’ Republic of China. Both Marc and Holly
left for their adventure in June. Their first stop was a          Notre Dame is in need of Tuition Angels. We are in
lengthy orientation program in Chengdu, the capital of            serious need of alum who could help deserving young
                                                                    men and women who are unable to attend Notre
Sichuan. The orientation program included cultural                 Dame because of financial hardship. If you are able
and language training. It was then off to their new               to help with this very worthwhile project please con-
home at Kaili College. Marc                                       tact Mary Ann Nemergut at 203-372-6521. Any help
is teaching spoken English to                                         you could provide will be greatly appreciated.
over 200 freshmen. The entire                                       Need help planning your reunion? The Alumni
Notre Dame family wishes                                           Office can provide your reunion committee with a
Marc and Holly a safe and                                          current class list, publicity information as well as
exciting two years.                                                                 class memorabilia.
                                                   ND Hockey News
                             Notre Dame Carrano Alumni Hockey Game - November 28, 2008
                              Notre Dame Varsity vs. Notre Dame Alumni - December 26, 2008
          Get Your Raffle Ticket to support the Frank Carrano Scholarship Fund - Only 200 tickets available - $100 each
                     For more information or to RSVP contact George Burr at

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In Memory...
                Notre Dame Alumni                               Parents, Grandparents & Friend of ND
             Chris Kinsella ’79 – July 2007                     Anthony Cerino – May 2007 – Father of Eric ’08,
             Norman Begin ’61 – July 2007                       Brother of Carrie ‘77
             Andrea Pond ’85 – August 2007                      Robert Chop – July 2007 – Husband of Donna ’67,
          James Hamill ’64 – September 2007                     Father of David ‘07
         Tony DeFilippo ’65 – September 2007                    Roy Blewitt – August 2007 – Father of Diane ‘67, Donna
           Dan Rodriguez ’98 – October 2007                     ‘72, Mary ‘79
          Frank Carrano ’72 – November 2007                     Andor Rakaczki – November 2007 – Father of Alexandra
      Bonzena Kirejczyk Abissi ’87 – January 2008               ’92, Gloria ‘96
          David McClellan III ‘ 65 – May 2008                   Treva LaRose – December 2007 – Mother of Cliff ‘82,
          Nancy Dudra Soucy ’62 – May 2008                      Jan ‘85
             Jason Morales ’04 - May 2008                       Mary Ann Halpin – February 2008 – Wife of John ’74,
           Matthew Graham ’75 – May 2008                        Brian ’06, Lauren ‘08
            Ron Kavanaugh ’65 – July 2008                       Rose Bradshaw – February 2008 – Mother of Beth ‘76,
        Ganessa Ennis Gilormino ’93 – July 2008                 Susan ‘79, Sarah ‘90
            Richard Cassidy ’71 – July 2008                     Bill Eisenbeis – March 2008 – Father of Brian ‘06
        Linda Daley Kosturko ’67 – August 2008                  Laura Linehan – April 2008 – Daughter of Ann McCarthy
      Jacqueline Crook Boyd ’78 – September 2008                Linehan ‘73
    Army 1st Lt. Thomas Brown ’00 – September 2008              Attorney Stephen Sedensky, Jr. – May 2008 – Father of
                                                                Stephen ’76, John ’78, Mark ‘86
If you are aware of an ND graduate, Alumni Parent or Grand-
                                                                Margaret Meyers – June 2008 – Mother of Marianne ‘79
parent or Friend of Notre Dame who has passed away, please
                                                                 – June 2008 – Sister of Msgr. Lawrence Carroll ‘72
let us know. We would like to remember them at mass . Mass
                                                                Lorrie Mahar – June 2008 – Mother of Martin ’74, Jude
is held everyday at 7:15 am, M-W-F at 12:15 and T-Th at 5:15
                                                                ’77, Declan ’79; Grandmother of Patrick ’05, Joseph ’08,
(during the school year, provided school is in session). All
                                                                Sara ‘11
alumni and friends of Notre Dame are welcome. If you are
                                                                Myra Oliver – July 2008 - Mother of Raymond Oliver ‘83
planning to attend Mass, please call the school in advance
                                                                Martin Weil – July 2008 – Husband of Pat Weil (former
to verify time. Many times families will request that in lieu
                                                                faculty member)
of flowers donations be made to Notre Dame Catholic High
                                                                Marie Errichetti – August 2008 – Mother of Joanne ‘69,
School in memory of their loved one. Donations made in
                                                                Annmarie ‘72, Rita ‘75
memory of a loved one can be a meaningful way to have
                                                                Donald Ross – August 2008 – Grandfather of Mark ’02,
your loved ones legacy live on through Notre Dame students.
                                                                Dan ’04, John ’06, Mary Kate ‘08
Please include in the obituary “Donations in lieu of flowers
                                                                Josephine Casey – September 2008 - Mother of Ed ’68,
can be made to Notre Dame High School Scholarship Fund,
                                                                Kevin ’69, Joan ’73, Brian ’76, Michael ‘78
220 Jefferson Street, Fairfield, CT 06825.

                           Thomas J. Brown remembered...
                            First Lieutenant Thomas J. Brown a member of the Class of 2000 was
                            killed in action Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in Balad Iraq while serv-
                            ing his country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While a student at Notre
                            Dame Tom played varsity soccer and ran track. He was also a member
                            of the Key Club. After graduating from Notre Dame Tom attended
                            George Mason University, graduating in 2004 with a BA in Govern-
                            ment and International Politics. He enlisted into the United States
                            Army after gaining acceptance into the Officer Candidate School. He completed basic training
                            at Fort Jackson. SC and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer on April 13,
                            2006. Lt. Brown earned his Ranger Tab and Airborn Wings. In September 2007 he was as-
signed to the 1st Armored Division 2-6 Infantry Regiment in Baumholder, Germany. In October, 2007 he was promoted
to the rank of First Lieutenant. His unit was deployed to Iraq on April 3, 2008. He was awarded the Bronze Star, the
Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge posthumously. Tom is the beloved twin brother of Timothy Brown, also
from the Class of 2000, and his mother Carol of Shelton. Tom will be buried on December 11 with full military honors at
Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
 Make your reservations now!           One Brick at a Time…
                                       Become a Lasting Part of
Attend the 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out Notre Dame
       A Night To Mingle and Shop              Your contribution of $60 will entitle you to one per-
                                               sonalized brick, which will preserve your family’s
 Sponsored by the Notre Dame All Sport         name now and for the future. Give a personalized
                                               brick to honor relatives and friends or as a graduation
             Booster Club                      gift. Alumni and non alumni can purchase a memorial
                                               brick to remember loved ones or honor their favorite
Monday, November 3, 2008 5:30–9:00 pm          team or teacher. The bricks pave the walkway in front
$40.00 per person includes dinner, wine,       of Notre Dame’s entranceway, reminding future gener-
        soda, dessert and coffee               ations of Notre Dame alumni and friends who helped
                                               “pave the way”, by supporting the One Brick at a Time
                                               program. If you have any questions, please contact
Vendors and Crafters will be available. Get    the Alumni/Advancement Office (203-372-6521 ext.
  Your Christmas Shopping Done Early.          38).

         Vendor tables still available.

 For more information and for reservations
please contact Notre Dame (203) 372-6521,
     ext. 38 or

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