Class Notes

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Class Notes listed below will be updated with every new issue of OUTLOOK.

1940 – 1949

Lucia Harrison ’42 celebrated her 99th birthday in September 2020. Her proudest legacy is ten grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren!   

1950 – 1959

Mary Shea Sweeney ’50 is 92 with seven children, 11 grandchildren (one born on her birthday), and her first great-grandchild, who was born in June 2020.  

Eileen Kelly Russo ’53 celebrated 90 years of a wonderful life on March 17, 2021!   

Joyce Feldman Knapton ’58 and Rory Knapton welcomed their great-grandson, Leo. They have a large family and are very blessed with many in the “downline” who are healthy and happy.  

1960 – 1969

Maureen Casey Borkowski ’60 has been catching up with her hand quilting projects and is also enjoying kayaking trips with her kayaking group.  Due to COVID-19, she sadly missed her grandson’s graduation from the University of Miami and her granddaughter’s high school graduation.    

Eleanor Connelly Burke ’64 is a member of the CT Piecemakers Quilt Guild; she enjoys making quilts for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camp, tee-shirt quilts, and many masks for family and friends.  

Donna Ennis Foley ’65 and her granddaughter Bella Marianchi ’24 wrapped in the USJ colors!   

Adele Macknis Kasinskas ’65 is finding God and peace in her gardens.      

Maureen Dziados Kreh ’68 and her husband continue to enjoy their retirement, and in June 2020, they were blessed with another grandson.       

1970 – 1979

Jody Mettler Bosnick ’72 has retired after 38 years in special education, including 24 years teaching in Catholic schools in Maryland. She looks forward to visiting her five grandchildren in North Carolina and Illinois.   

Eileen Peschel Smith ’72 and JoAnn (Jody) Mettler Bosnick ’72 both started teaching in Maryland after they graduated, and each retired in 2020. They see each other occasionally, and most summers go for soft-serve ice cream at Jimmie Cone in Damascus, Maryland.     

Christina Lepi ’74 is still teaching math after 40+ years!    

Joy Indomencio ’75 is working as a music therapist for two pediatric palliative care programs in Massachusetts. Due to COVID-19, she is presently facilitating telemedicine visits.   

Dr. Joanne Pollara ’76 retired from her role as Principal of Kelly Elementary School on November 1, 2020, and is now searching for her next inspiration.  

Susan Intagliata Ten Eyck ’77 welcomed her ninth grandchild in May 2020 and a new daughter-in-law in October 2020.     

Gianna Weidman, daughter of Trustee Tom Weidman and Rita Troy Weidman ’79, has been accepted into the College of Engineering at Cornell University. Congratulations Gianna!   

1980 – 1989

Mary Jean Donovan Higgins ’81 retired after 37 years of teaching. She is now spending time volunteering with various organizations and frequently relaxing on Cape Cod.   

Donna Bonin ’83 retired after 37 years of teaching special education!   

Susan Harris Behling ’84 retired in 2018 after a 30+ year career developing important new medicines at Bristol-Meyers Squibb.   

Marianne Coté, M’84, celebrated 49 years in Catholic education and counting!    

Leslie Ann Palleria Landry ’85 married Bruce Landry in November of 2020.   

1990 – 1999

Laurie Bendzinski Colborn ’92 completed her doctorate in education in 2018 and is currently working in the Neighborhood Nursing Center at LaSalle University.   

Blanche Calloway Hudson, M’92, says God is still good to her.      

Diane Phillips ’93 retired after more than 30  years at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a nurse.        

Carol Gale, M’96, was elected President of the Hartford Federation of Teachers.       

2000 – 2010

Pamela Krist Atwood, M’01, DAA’12, and her husband Thomas Atwood recently published their book, Total Engagement, which promotes successful aging and life satisfaction with a unique collection of activities created to stimulate growth and curiosity, and enjoyment through self-discovery and creative expression.    

2010 – 2020

Katelin Bouchard ’11 earned her MSN in 2020 with a specialty in Family Medicine and is now working for InHouse Care LLC.   

Michelle Sinclair Arpin ’13 and her husband are expecting their second child in September 2021.   

Meagan Beley-Finnemore ’13 is marrying Eric Denardo at The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont, on December 17, 2021. (Third time is the charm – the first two were dates were postponed due to COVID!)   

Patricia Sciglimpaglia ’16 and Emily Vigue ’16, M’19 married in November 2020.    

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