Alumni Notes are a wonderful way of letting your classmates know
about your personal and professional achievements.
Career & Personal Updates
Gerri (Walotsky) Cass has a new granddaughter. Brooke
Ariel Zimmerman was born on April 9, 2010 in Mission Viejo, Calif.,
joining sister Megan, 2 1/2 years old.
Patricia Cavanagh recently retired from the
Sachem, Long Island School District after 36 years of teaching
elementary education and six years as a math coach.
Ginny Baresch is working and living in Kigali,
Rwanda with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, helping
people recover from the 1994 genocide. The CDC is working on
HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, health system strengthening and
much more. Ginny enjoys meeting and working with others who are
dedicated to helping the people of Rwanda, who have touched a place
in her heart.
Maria (Fossella) Dyseven inherited her aunt’s
home in the west end of the city of Newburgh, and moved in last
Isabella Clemente is the department head of
Pediatrics and Educational and Developmental Intervention Services
at the Naval Health Clinic, Marine Base Quantico in Virginia, where
they have lived for the past six years. Her daughter, Emily Maria,
15, is a freshman at Pope John Paul the Great High School.
Dr. Michael J. Fraser completed his 4th season
with the Texas State Softball Team as their sports psychology
consultant. He also works as a consultant with the College of Saint
Rose track and field team in Albany, N.Y.
Mary Teresa (Richardson) Evans is currently
working as a nurse practitioner in pediatric pulmonary at Albany
Laurie (Lawrence) Iuzzini received an education
specialist degree (Ed.S) in curriculum and instruction in July 2010
from Lincoln Memorial University. She teaches gifted education,
grades K-5, at Woodland Elementary in Stockbridge, Ga. and lives in
McDonough, Ga. with husband Dennis Iuzzini ’86,
and their two sons, Michael and Andrew.
Beth (Seranne) Brittman is a licensed clinical
social worker at the Northport VA Medical Center, working with
seriously ill and injured combat veterans returning from Iraq and
Afghanistan. She has presented “Reintegration: The Road Home from
War” at Veterans Administration conferences across the nation.
Carriann Grexa-Allen started a doctoral program
in leadership in September 2010. She works at Westchester County
Medical Center where she began her nursing career shortly after
graduating Mount Saint Mary College.
Anne (Maitner) Williams has been working as the
postpartum depression nurse educator for the Regional Perinatal
Consortium of Monmouth & Ocean Counties in Lakewood, N.J. for
four years. She recently relocated to Huntsville, Ala. where she
intends to continue educating healthcare professionals and
consumers about postpartum depression.
Stacey (Demirjean) Finn works as an RN in labor
and delivery. Her husband Tyler is retired and they reside in
Wesley Chapel, Fla. with their children, Brody Edward, Taryn,
Karlye and Loryn.
Dave Weintraub was recently appointed to the
board of directors at Inspire, a nonprofit agency in Goshen, N.Y.,
that provides outpatient, educational and support services for
people with disabilities and challenges. Dave is currently the
director of physician professional practice at Orange Regional
Medical Center in Middletown, N.Y. He also serves on the board of
directors for the YMCA of Middletown.
Patricia Kobes’ daughter, Fallon, graduated from
the University of New England in May with a bachelor of science
degree. She double- majored in psychobiology and history.
Nancy (Paone-Mirque) Branath is a sixth grade
teacher at Circleville Middle School. She is studying at
Northcentral University for a doctorate of education in curriculum
Thomas Clegg was recently promoted to Survivor
Outreach Services Support coordinator for the U.S. Army 10th
Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y.
Ursula Tort graduated with a master’s degree in
business administration from Monmouth University in December 2009.
Ursula is a product manager for Wedgwood and Royal Doulton
Shawn Cheatham graduated with his master of
science degree from DeVry University and is working on a doctorate
in information technology through Capella University.
Jacqueline Robinson’s second book, The
Mountain Climbers, was released. Her first book was called
Life’s Lessons for the Young at Heart.
Stephanie R. Poynter, Army National Guard Spc.,
has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia,
Claudia (Sawicki) Brooks married Andy Brooks on
July 10, 2010. They live in Rye, N.Y. with their sons
Andy, Charlie and Peter.
Melissa Moriarty married John Chaput on May 7,
2009 at Saint Patrick Church in Chatham, N.J.
A reception followed at Grand Summit Hotel, Summit, N.J.
Andrea Palumbo married Jeffrey Boroczky Jr. July
23, 2010 at Waterview in Monroe, Ct. Jacqueline (D’Amico)
Cavanagh ‘05 was the matron of honor. Adreena
(Cuenin) Neugebauer ‘04, and Audra
Woodruff ‘04 were bridesmaids. Andrea and Jeff live in
Doug (Frank) Fiumara and Kelley
Gallagher ‘05 were married on October 25, 2008 in
Brooklyn, N.Y. They live in Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Meghan Longo and David Earley were married on
June 19, 2009. They live in North Carolina.
Malorie Niece and Michael Griffs (United States
Coast Guard Academy '08) were married on October 24, 2009 at the
United States Coast Guard Academy in the Cadet Military
Chapel. A reception followed at the Officer's Club.
Nancy (Stevens) Tracy announces the birth of
daughter, Erin Colleen, on July 27, 2010. Erin joins sisters Rheann
(age 11) and Jordyn (age 5) at home.
Joy (Orzechowski) Gould and her husband Jason
announce the birth of their second child, Caleb Jason Gould born on
April 26, 2010. Caleb joins his big sister Ava at home in Allston,
Doranne (Alvarez) Koval and her husband
Kevin Koval ’95 announce the birth of their first
child, Kylie Jane Koval, born on June 9, 2010 weighing 8 lbs. 10
Shannon (Troy) Ervin and husband James announce
the birth of their second daughter, Rhiannon Isabelle Ervin, born
March 30, 2010 in Boeblingen, Germany. She joins proud big sister
Ryleigh Grace. They live in Ehningen, Germany near Patch Barracks
where James is currently stationed with the U.S. Army.
Dan McDonald and Amy McDonald (Ackerman)
‘99 welcomed their third child, Aidan Michael on August
23, 2009. Michael Ray ‘00 and his wife Nora are the Godparents.
Aidan joins brothers Danny and Brendan at home. Dan is an assistant
principal for the Valley Central School District. Amy just finished
her 10th year as a 6th grade teacher for the Pine Bush School
Lawrence Combs and his wife Katie welcomed a
beautiful baby girl on August 27, 2010. Molly Katherine Combs made
her debut at 9:14 p.m. that evening, weighing in at 6 lbs. 14 oz.
and measuring 19.5 inches. The new family is doing well and living
in St. James, New York.
Sr. Joanne Blihar, OP ’70, of the Dominican
Sisters of Hope, passed away on November 22, 2010.
Irene Bunch, mother of Carla (Bunch) Davie ‘80,
passed away on February 3, 2010.
Joseph Cerbone ’10 passed away on April 26,
Raymond Cole, father of Katie Cole ’88, passed
away on September 15, 2010.
Frank De Boer, Sr., father of Shirley Adams
’10, passed away on September 17, 2010.
Susan DeRobertis ’78 passed away on April 1,
2010 in Newburgh.
Pearl Dulman, mother of Dr. Merrily Miller,
professor of education at MSMC, 1988-2004, and grandmother of Logan
S. Miller ‘01, passed away on March 24, 2010.
Edward Demirjean, father of Stacey (Demirjean)
Finn ‘93, passed away on October 16, 2009.
Liam Forde, father of Mary Forde ‘98, passed
away on July 24, 2010.
Susan Folster, mother of Michelle Folster ‘92,
passed away on October 28, 2010.
Patricia Jones, mother of Deborah (Savoca)
Jones ’89, passed away on August 10, 2010.
Darryl Mason ‘06, son of Rev. and Mrs. David
Mason and twin brother of Douglas Mason ‘06, passed away on April
Nancy (Maher) Maxwell ’73 passed away on May
John O’Brien, C.P., brother of Ellen (O’Brien)
O’Connor ’73 and brother-in-law of Joe O’Connor ‘73, passed away
suddenly on October 15, 2010.
Margaret O’Connor, mother of Joe O’Connor ‘73
and mother-in-law of Ellen O’Connor ’73, passed away in December
Patricia (Hogan) Sacus ’66, spouse of Blaise
Sacus, passed away on August 8, 2009.