Class Notes

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Fall 2020 Class Notes

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

1940 – 1949

Rosemarie Sponzo Loalbo ’48, P’77

has one granddaughter who is a doctor at NY Presbyterian hospital, another granddaughter who is an assistant editor at NY Holistic Journal, one grandson who just graduated from college in May, and another grandson currently in college. 

1950 – 1959

Elizabeth Brophy Gilmore ’55 

is retired after almost 50 years of teaching math, first in the K-12 system and then in adult education. 

1960 – 1969

Claire Schatzman Grady ’60 

is enjoying her eleven grandchildren, who bring her and her husband so much happiness. 

Kathleen Driscoll Amatangelo ’62, DAA’17 

welcomed grandson Caleb in June, who weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces!

Gustina Petro Sullivan ’64 

is a very busy retiree: gardening, art, painting, music lover, and mom to two daughters! 

1970 – 1979

Catherine Sinaguglia Gentile ’71, M’76 

recently published her second book, a collection of short stories, entitled Small Lies. This is Catherine’s second publication, and it includes some of her award-winning stories.

Sister Patricia Chappell ’75 

is the 2020 recipient of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious Outstanding Leadership Award for her dedication to spearheading anti-racism workshops for religious congregations and her work as the executive director of Pax Christi USA for eight years.

USJ Trustee Aelish Sullivan Clifford ’78

hosted a cocktail reception in her home in Naples, FL, in February for the Class of 1978 and President Free. Photo (L-R): Sharon Cummings Oeste ’78, President Rhona Free, Aelish Sullivan Clifford ’78, Teresa Iorio Greenberg ’78, Debra DiBiase Morrone ’78, Anne Marie D’Amato Mangan ’78, Liz Burns Herbst ’78, Barbara O’Shaughnessy Norton ’78, Mary Kate O’Neil Sigmon ’78, Coleen Leary Pazzani ’78

Ann O’Neil Davoren ’78 

was blessed with a new granddaughter in May 2020, Charlotte Marie, who joins her big brother, Mikey! 

Rita Troy Weidman ’79 

and husband, Trustee Tom Weidman, along with their daughters Gianna and Monica and dog Po enjoyed an Autumn getaway in Vermont! 

1980 – 1989

Carol Miller Beaudoin ’81 

is engaged in creating art and is retired after 30 years of teaching art history! Carol won 3rd place in a regional art exhibit for a monotype titled “PROPHET.” 

Donna Bonin ’83 

retired in June after 37 years in special education. 

Linda DelFavero Morasutti ’83, M’13, and Sister Ruth Kelly

enjoyed a day on the water near Providence, RI.  

Lois Nesci ’85, M’87

became the CEO at Gandara Center in February 2020, right before the pandemic hit a peak. Lois and two colleagues were featured in an article by MassLive/The Republican about the changes implemented at the Center to help continue their services and programs in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2010 – 2020

Jill Cardone ’14

was awarded Hartford HealthCare’s 2020 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. 

Jenifer Warren ’15 

was awarded a 2020 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing from Hartford HealthCare. 

Michelle Rowland ’16

married Shane McDevitt on September 14, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA. Michelle and Shane had an intimate self-uniting ceremony with immediate family in their historic factory-turned-loft apartment. After spending years working in museums and higher education, Michelle now works in human resources for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. Michelle and Shane enjoy visiting some of the nation’s oldest buildings, landmarks, and sites across the Greater Philadelphia region and touring many museums across the city. They currently live in Philadelphia with their cat, Pepper.

Dani Brochu Shapiro ’16

married her now-husband, Josh, this summer on USJ’s campus!

Ashly Roselung Thatcher ’17 

was awarded a 2020 Nightingale Nursing award at L+M Healthcare. 

Shakira Perez ’00, M’08

and 8th and 12th grade English Teacher at Classical Magnet School in Hartford, has been named Hartford Teacher of the Year. 

Jennifer Matos ’02 and Jessica Tyburski ’15

In August while attending Food Truck Night at the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society. Diana Sousa, Associate Vice President of Marketing at USJ introduced two alums who had never met, Jennifer Matos ‘02 and Jessica Tyburski ’15. They were delighted to meet each other!


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