In Memoriam

Chapel Bells Mass

The University of Saint Joseph has a tradition of remembering deceased alumni, family, and friends at the Chapel Bells Mass.

This special liturgy will be held in November 2024 in the Connor Chapel of Our Lady. During the Mass, the bells were rung in memory of those who have passed away in the previous year.

If you learn of a recently deceased alumna/us, please contact Katie Burke ’15, M’17 at [email protected] or 860.231.5364.

The Following Individuals Will Be Remembered in November 2023


  • Marjorie Sackett Abbott ’47, P’80
  • Jeanne Collins Arnone ’53 
  • Sandra Kazman Brassard ’63 
  • Deborah Manns Callahan ’71
  • Eileen Martin Carvalho ’87
  • Joan Iacino Chaput ’69
  • Ellenore Mary Jordan, RSM, ’66, M’73
  • Joanne Carroll Lasbury ’65
  • Lisa Ganley Leal, M’94
  • Robert Naviasky, M’92 
  • Joan Sienko ’60
  • Barbara Czaplicki Walsh ’56
  • Marilyn Burke Yakaitis ’90 

Friends and Family

  • Verna Cote Arndt, Mother of Kathy Arndt deCastro ’94
  • Elizabeth Arnold, Friend of the University
  • Ann Blackman, Mother of Joanne Coppa, USJ Staff
  • Cheryl Cassano, Former Student
  • James J. Davis, Gengras Center Alumnus
  • Shawn A. Mains, Husband of Athena Henriques Mains ’94
  • Jenna A. Martino, Gengras Center Alumna
  • Kevin A. Wholey, Husband of Joanne Ronca Wholey, M’02

The Following Individuals Were Remembered in November 2023:

The Following Individuals Were Remembered in November 2022:

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