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MaryAnn (Kennedy) Fitzpatrick is a retired schoolteacher of 24 years from New York. She currently resides in Florida. MaryAnn was the first lay student accepted into Mount Saint Mary College. She lost her husband 19 years ago, but has remained busy with her wonderful family. MaryAnn has two daughters and six grandchildren, with her first great grandchild on the way. Her pride and joy are her two grandsons who are both US Army Special Forces.


Patricia (Collins) Crispell is excited for the Class of 1972’s 50th anniversary coming up in 2022. “Wouldn’t it be great to have a big turnout for Alumni Reunion Weekend? Let’s make it happen. We are not getting any younger!”

Dr. Mary Ellen (Scannell) Doherty was honored at the 75th Anniversary celebration of the College of Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Mary Ellen was named one of the “75 Luminaries” whose clinical, academic, research, and scholarly work has identified them as “bright shining stars” in their profession. 


James Dolan retired from the Airport Group New York. He was the supervisor of the Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Department.

Dr. Joseph O’Connor spoke at St. Agnes Senior Club on November 3, 2021. His topic was: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.” The “new normal” is a challenge but there are techniques and methods anyone can use to optimize their spirit despite COVID, he noted.


Denise (Slabicki) Carrington ‘74 andBrian Carrington ’75 were honored to speak at the 50th Anniversary of the first kidney transplant at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut on April 22, 2021. On August 6, Brian and Denise, who met at the Mount in 1971, will celebrate the 18th anniversary of Brian’s kidney transplant, performed at Hartford Hospital. Denise gave Brian the gift of life by being his kidney donor. 

Mary Ann Kadera Klicka, a retired professor emerita of Bucks County Community College’s STEM Department, continues in her position as treasurer of PA-NOSS, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success. She, her husband, five children, and six grandchildren enjoy their New Hope, Pa. home and their Gandeeville, W.Va. farm.


Janet (Luedtke) Nelson-Nickerson recently moved to Glen Arden located in Goshen, N.Y. She continues to serve as the organist at Kings Lutheran Church in New Windsor, N.Y. Janet will continue to teach piano and organ from her new location.


Jeannie Fitzpatrick started her nursing career in Boston in 1981. She moved to Philadelphia in the late ’80s. Jeannie worked for 24 years in clinical IT. After a lay-off, she went back to nursing in 2009. Jeannie was an administrator for a dialysis company in Philadelphia. She is now working as a cardiology RN for Penn Medicine and a volunteer EMT for her community ambulance company. She is blessed with an amazing daughter and two wonderful sons.


Michael J. Fraser worked the fall of 2021 as a sports psychology consultant with the University of Texas Arlington Softball Program. He continues to lecture and consult with various programs, athletes, actors, and musicians throughout the United States for peak performance purposes. 

Paula (Parisi) Peaden continues to practice estate and trust law in Richmond, Va. She was delighted that her former roommate, Kathy, visited this summer. They had a wonderful time reminiscing about fun times at the Mount and are looking forward to the reunion.


Debbie (Gade) O’Neill, after teaching for 32 years, retired in June of 2019 from the Middle Country School District. Debbie has three children, Niko (26), Jaymie (19), and Kaylee (17). After Kaylee graduates in June, Debbie is looking forward to being a snowbird and traveling during non-peak times.


Christine (Larsen) McDonald is the English as a new language coordinator and teacher at the New York French American Charter School in Harlem, the first bilingual French-English charter school to open in the US. She lives in Middle Village, Queens with her family. Christine, and her husband Keith, share their daughter Juliette and son Sean. She received her TESOL certification through SUNY Stony Brook in December 1999.


Lewis Leoce is currently an adjunct professor of Marketing at the Mount, teaching Principles of Marketing and International Marketing.


June (Kelley) Pierce taught k-5 in the New Paltz school district and loved every minute of it. She is now a published author and hopes you will check out her five novels, beginning with Keeping Secrets, and her 10 children’s books. If you are interested in her books, visit


Joseph Polvere (’00 MBA ’01) is in his 21st year of teaching in Demarest, N.J. He has worked as an adjunct professor of Education and History at Montclair State University, Mercy College, New Jersey City University, Bergen Community College, and Seton Hall University in various semesters since 2006.


Alicia (Hock) Plevritis recently accepted a procurement manager role with Pfizer and relocated her family to Tampa, Fla.


Sean Glander was promoted to vice president of Taxation and Accounting Processes at Big V Property Group in Florida, N.Y. Big V Property Group invests and manages commercial retail real estate for long-term wealth preservation and growth.


Brandon Roberts received his PhD in 2016 in Public Policy and Administration Criminal Justice. Currently, Brandon is an associate professor of Criminal Justice and the Criminal Justice Program director at Piedmont University in Georgia. He is a subject matter expert on serial murder and enjoys sharing his criminological expertise with his students. He is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and they have two sons, Thomas and Michael.


Jacqueline Governale became the new director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Notre Dame School of Manhattan in August 2021. 


Katie Milano was promoted to assistant director of Marketing at Mercy College. Katie was previously the senior writer and content developer.


Victoria Goldbach is celebrating her five year reunion and is so thankful for her time at the Mount. After working in the ICU for five years, Victoria is now pursuing her doctorate in Nurse Anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania.


Jennifer (Gambuti) Volino is self-employed as a (virtual) mental health counselor. In 2021, Jen married Michael Volino, the man she met during her sophomore year as an undergrad at the Mount. She thanks the Mount for the memories, education, and ability to make her dreams become reality.

Dan Wolff has been working for the MTAPD, on patrol in Grand Central, for three years.


Ariana (Marcello) Giammarusco ’16 andStephen Giammarusco ’15 got married in June 2021 in Westport, Conn. Bryan Frank ’15 served as a groomsman and Kerianne (Lynch) Aran ’16 and Stephanie (Babcock) Sanders ’16 were also in attendance. The couple is now residing in Fairfield, Conn. 


Diana (Gillette) Wendling ’15 married her husband, Peter, in July of 2020 and welcomed their daughter, Grace, in April of 2021. 

Mark ’15 and Sarah (Kelleher) ’15 Botta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Bryn Elizabeth Botta. Bryn was born on August 23, 2021.

In Memoriam

Carol Blados, mother of Carleen Blados Washington ’86, passed away on October 11, 2021.

Giuliana Garau Chvatal ’90 passed away on August 24, 2021.

Shirley M. Dobias, mother of Linda Dobias Dombroski ’82, passed away on July 10, 2021.

Barbara Currier Gregory ’73 passed away on July 21, 2021.

John F. Jaffarian, grandfather to Kieran O’Keefe ’14, Colin O’Keefe ’15, Clare O’Keefe ’17 and father/father-in-law to longtime Mount employees, Kathleen (Jaffarian) O’Keefe and Michael O’Keefe, passed away on September 3, 2021.

Kathleen M. Mullane, mother of Maureen Mullane Browning ’67, Kathleen Mullane Kastrup ’69, and Eileen Mullane Garger ’72, passed away in December 2020. 

Joseph J. Quinn, father of Patrick Quinn ’99 and father-in-law of Myra (Riles) Quinn ’99 passed away on December 7, 2021.

John F. Richardson, father of Mary Teresa (Richardson) Evans ’82, passed away on June 28, 2021.

Dennis F. Riordan, father of Buffy Riordan Horan ’92, passed away on September 5, 2021.

Michael Rossi, father of Megan Rossi ’13, passed away on December 10, 2021.

Eileen McDonald Sassmann ’66 passed away on November 16, 2021.

Catherine Shepherd, the mother of Sarah (Shepherd) Frey ’05, passed away in May of 2021.

David J. Tolan, father of Michael D. Tolan ’91, passed away on July 6, 2021.

James J. Walsh, father of Laurie Walsh ’83, passed away on October 7, 2021.

Brian Weaver ’93 passed away on August 9, 2021.

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