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Joseph O’Connor gave a presentation to his condo residents called “Seeking Potential Joy in spite of...” It was a big hit. He said, “The potential joy is there, but our unhealthy beliefs get in the way of seeing what is right in front of our noses.”

Regina (Seeling) Sikorski is happily retired from both teaching high school and working for IBM. She is enjoying her 3-year-old grandson, Tommy.

Deborah Shanley wrote a chapter for a new book America’s Largest Classroom: What We Learn from our National Parks published by University of California Press in April 2020.

Nancy (McFadden) Haley
retired from teaching after 40-plus years. She also beat pancreatic cancer in 2019-2020.

Laura (Schwarz) Hopkins is happy to say, despite COVID-19, this has been a big year for her family. Laura and her husband purchased their dream home on Cape Cod in Dennis, Mass. and have been enjoying this new aspect of life. In addition, on November 11 they welcomed their fourth grandchild, Julianna Joy Hopkins, who joins her sister and two brothers. This year Laura has also become site prayer coordinator for the Empower program for women at Risen King Church in New City. [1]

Linda (Dobias) Dombroski
is working at Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall as the director of Quality Management. She is also back at MSMC as an adjunct professor. Linda is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Epsilon, and on the MSMC Alumni Board of Directors. Linda also received certification as a Master TeamStepps trainer.

Patricia (McAteer) Arrucci
and her family moved from Smithtown, N.Y. to Delray, W.Va. in September of 2020. She is working as a staff accountant for Valley Health System in Winchester, Va.  [2]

Robert Slutsky
retired in June of 2019 after teaching for 26 years in the Warwick Valley School District of Warwick, N.Y. Robert also coached within the modified softball program for 18 years, coached modified football for two years, and officiated in the OCIAA soccer for three years. 

Lori Kasprzak
celebrated four years of working for Round Point Mortgage Servicing Corporation on Feb 20, 2021. 

Jonathan Mars, his wife Amiee, daughter Autumn (7), and son Winston (5) moved to paradise – Charleston, S.C. – six years ago. Winston starts kindergarten in the fall, joining his sister who will begin
second grade in the fall. Jonathan is vice president at Xandr, founder of Mars Career Enterprises, and host of the Career Corner podcast. His wife is the founder of Aimee Mars Living. The family enjoys the beach, sports, and smoking meat.

Stacey (Mikulak) Wilson was named the Head Women’s Tennis Coach for Lake Forest High School.

Trudy (Cardona) Vazquez
has pursued a career in the mental health field. Trudy began working as an Intensive In Community Counselor last year after taking two years off to raise her son. She is halfway to obtaining a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. Trudy is grateful for the wonderful memories she made: it has been a beautiful ride. 

Trinity Haswell
completed her Master of Social Work at Columbia University and accepted a position with the Town of Wilton, Conn. as their Youth Services Coordinator.


Brianna (Croce) Capizzo married Michael Vincent Capizzo on November 28, 2020 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Brianna and Michael are both teachers for the New York City Department of Education.  [3]


Amber (Becker) Curti ’09 and Anthony Curti ’08 welcomed their third child, Zachary Vincent Curti, on September 6, 2020. Zachary weighed in at 7lbs and 14oz and was 19 inches long! Zachary joins his big sister Catherine (2) and big brother Dominic (3) at home.  [4] 

Jessica Davis Ponce ’13 and her husband Agustin Ponce ’12 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Jean Ponce. Harper was born on February 13, 2021.  [5] 

Aaron ’16 and Emily ’15 (DiBiase) Ricci welcomed their daughter, Emma Marie, on December 17, 2020. She weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 21.5 inches long. They are looking forward to her being part of the Mount's Class of 2043!  [6] 

In Memoriam 

Jason T. Bevier ’97 passed away January 1, 2021

Linda Benton ’80 passed away on May 6, 2021

William M. Bloom ’81 passed away on March 28, 2021

Frances Diller, mother of Robin Diller Rita ’97 and mother-in-law to Nelson Rita ’99 passed away on June 8, 2021.

Arthur Gerhardt, father of Gerilyn Gerhardt Franco ’88, passed away on February 16, 2021.

Katherine Hepinstall ’67 passed away on October 9, 2020.

Susan Webster Nee ’89 passed away on April 9, 2020.

Joseph Perhauch, father of Evelyn Perhauch ’95 and longtime Mount employee Bonnie Perhauch, passed away on February 13, 2021.

Joan Pomeranz ’75, passed away on October 21, 2020.

Cecelia Pittman, mother of Meline Pittman Radenberg ’87 and grandmother to Jessica Radenberg ’17 passed away February 5, 2021.

Arthur Haab, husband of Margaret Hauck Haab ’73, passed away on February 13, 2021.

John H. Smith Sr., husband of Ruth C. Smith ’89, passed away on March 15, 2021.

Miryam L. Stewart ’77 passed away on May 13, 2020.

Helen Capecci, mother of Sabrina Capecci Rosen ’88, passed away on January 14, 2021.

Richard C. Brady, father of Eileen Brady Tarasco ’92 and father-in-law to Christopher Tarasco ’92, passed away on January 2, 2021.

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