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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 year.

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 Medical Center.

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 and teaching.

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 brands.

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, S.C.


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 Greenwich, Ct.

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, Mass.

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 oz.

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 District.

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.

In Memoriam

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, 2010.

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 13, 2010.

Nancy (Maher) Maxwell ’73 passed away on May 20, 2004.

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 2009.

Patricia (Hogan) Sacus ’66, spouse of Blaise Sacus, passed away on August 8, 2009.

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