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Spring 2024 Class Notes

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Lucia D’Addeo Harrison ’42 Celebrated her 101st birthday in September 2022!


Shirley Allaire Dubay ’54 is happy and healthy, living at the Willows in Worcester, MA. She lost her husband, Bruce, after 68 years of marriage.

Dorothy O’Connor Anderson ’55: “Happy 90th Year! USJ and I are matching years!”

Ann Mehn ’55 and her husband Joe Graybill are both enjoying retirement!

Marion Harnois ’58 is recovering from radiation therapy for uterine cancer that was detected early – follow up scan is now negative!


Anna-May Sieniawski ’63 is 81 years old and just rescued a Doberman. Her name is Daisy and
3 years old – the love of AnnaMay’s life!

Patricia Cook, RSM, M’66, Ph.D. celebrated her 70th Platinum anniversary as a Sister of Mercy!
She happily studied and taught at USJ!

Carole Grady Mulready ‘66, M’98 Retirement brings more jobs than imagined – coordinating
food insecurity ministries for my West Hartford, Connecticut parish and Voter Services Chair for the League of Women’s Voters of Greater Hartford. Join us! Not to mention after-school stints for grandchildren. Delightful.

Paula Ballantyne DeSilva ’68, DAA’18, Ph.D. and her husband, Hema DeSilva, M.D., marched in the Veterans Day parade with Honor Flight in the Cape Fear Area of North Carolina.

Barbara Nietzel Wright ’68, M’87 is President of Westerly Hospital Auxiliary and Westerly College Club.


Jo-Ann Christadore Barnoski ’70 visited with Linda Fichera Hawkins ’70, M’75, M’05, her
son, and grandson. At the dinner, Jo-Ann presented her grandson with a USJ onesie!

Margaret Pagano ’72 became a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl in October 2022.

Helen Hoffa Hughlett, M’75, C’78 retired from West Hartford Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher. She is now voluntarily tutoring reading in a West Hartford elementary school as she has for the past 15 years.

Louise LaChance ’79 retired to Brattleboro, VT and plays in two orchestras and in chamber music ensembles.


Karen DePaulo Pasiuk ’80 retired to Florida from Lyme/Old Lyme Public Schools in 2019.

Robyn Weller, M’81 graduated with her MS in 1982 and retired in 2017 after teaching in Granby, Connecticut for 40 years. She swims at the pool five days a week!


Janet Stake Babbitt ’91 has three kids in college and grad school at Worcester State
University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and Mercer University. She also has one child that is a junior in high school.

Angela Cenzalli ’94 changed careers – moving into the wellness space from landscaping and also got married on October 8, 2022!


Elaine Bartlett Gatewood ‘04 started her own business Rise Up Life Coaching & Consulting.
Its mission is to provide coaching and consulting that inspires and guides motivated and
passionate people to live their best life, through heart centered personal/faith base engagement and authentic best practices principles.

Lynn Olson-Douglas ’05, M’08 was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources at Travelers in July 2022. She was named 40 Under Forty from Hartford Business Journal.

Maryjane Hanson Furrer, M’05 recently moved from Connecticut to Ohio!

Kirstin Howes Cullinane ‘07 is pursuing her Ed.D. in Leadership in Higher Education. She was
recently hired as an Assistant Professor at the CT State, Tunxis Campus as a full-time Biology
professor – her dream job!


Katie Vandrilla ’13 published her second children’s book, Thumper’s London Adventure,
just like her first book Thumper’s Hospital Adventure royalties are donated to Make-A-Wish. Both of Katie’s books can be purchased on Amazon. Katie also got engaged in December 2021 and married in April 2023!

Megan-Beley Finnemore ’13 got married on December 17, 2021 in Vermont where she lives and works as a science teacher!

Multiple Classes

Virginia Buckley ’64; Paula Ballantyne DeSilva ’68, DAA’18, Ph.D.; and Joan Kusek Stevens
met for lunch and shared stories of their time at Saint Joseph College.

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