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 on Saturday, November 2, at 2 p.m., 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:
Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
Phone: 860.231.5364
Email: [email protected]



The Following Individuals Will Be Remembered in November 2024

Alumni

  • Marjorie Sackett Abbott ’47, P’80
  • Jeanne Collins Arnone ’53
  • Yvonne Belanger ’59
  • Marion Parker Berard ’83, M’94
  • Kyra Boulay ’90
  • Sandra Kazman Brassard ’63
  • Deborah Manns Callahan ’71
  • Eileen Martin Carvalho ’87
  • Joan Iacino Chaput ’69
  • Helen Marie Clark, RSM, ’66, M’74
  • Patricia O’Neil Coley, M’78
  • Virginia Robinson Cronin, M’89, P’99
  • June Nilsson Demanski ’86
  • Frances Bacon Devine ’49
  • Geraldine Casey Donohue ’50 
  • Sister Mary Angela DiCara, OSF, ’51
  • Barbara Dowd, M’82
  • Joan Farrell Edwards ’76
  • Eileen O’Brien Engels ’66
  • Marie Fortin Gilman ’73
  • Virginia Wood Foster, M’82
  • Karen Fritsche ’68
  • Nancy DiMaria Grady ’68
  • Jean Galovich Grilli ’67
  • Diane Hoyle Gustin ’69
  • Nadia Haftkowycz ’58
  • Mary Angela Haggerty, SP, ’82, M’86
  • Beverly Block Halpin ’78
  • Carol Foley Hamel ’55
  • Lajla DeLoach Hanes ’79, P’96
  • Ann Parshley Heaney, M’95
  • Margaret Grainger Herzlich ’65
  • Marlene Zahnke Hoerle, M’82
  • Vivian Lajoie Horton ’42
  • Irma Ingram, M’76
  • Ellenore Mary Jordan, RSM, ’66, M’73
  • M. Madaline Kuhar ’48
  • Joanne Carroll Lasbury ’65
  • Lisa Ganley Leal, M’94
  • Helen Sweeney Lowe ’53
  • Grace Rametta Lyons ’49
  • Joan Kenny Mattes ’52
  • Dale Mitchell McKeever ’70, M’79, P’12
  • Jane Zuchowski McKenzie ’50
  • Elizabeth A. Melley ’54
  • Janet Meyers Mielcarz ’71
  • Jean Healy Modliszewski ’57
  • Robert Naviasky, M’92
  • Nancy Oliva O’Connell ’63
  • Patricia Heslin Olsen ’69
  • Patricia Pearce ’78
  • Lucia Lim Rees ’61
  • Joan Healey Resnisky ’53
  • Lorna Rojan ’91
  • Joan Sienko ’60
  • Maria Takata ’89
  • Deanna Cote Thibodeau ’68
  • Judith Valuckas ’68
  • Barbara Czaplicki Walsh ’56
  • Joanne Ronca Wholey, M’02
  • Marilyn Burke Yakaitis ’90

Friends and Family

  • Alfred Aberle, Husband of Alexis Aberle ’03
  • Francis R. Ahern Jr, Son of Helen McGurk Ahern ’39
  • Grace Anastasio, Mother of Ann Anastasio Schroeder ’71
  • George A. Appleby, Ph.D, Former Faculty
  • Verna Cote Arndt, Mother of Kathy Arndt deCastro ’94
  • Elizabeth Arnold, Friend of the University
  • Catherine Bedini, Mother of Ken Bedini (Retired Staff)
  • Thomas E. Berberich, Brother of Patricia Berberich ’49, DAA’92
  • Ann Blackman, Mother of Joanne Coppa, USJ Staff
  • Father James J. Caldarella Jr, Brother of Ann Caldarella Ker Bache ’68, DAA ’94
  • Maria Athanasiades Karas Calfous, Former Faculty
  • Linda Campbell, Former Staff School for Young Children
  • Cheryl Cassano, Former Student
  • Robert K. Coyle, Spouse of Sandra Strugala Coyle ’66
  • James J. Davis, Gengras Center Alumnus
  • George Garrity, Husband of Linda Walsh Garrity ’72
  • Susan E. Grimes, Daughter of Catherine O’Brien Grimes ’40, P’71 (deceased) and sister of Mary Grimes Parent ’71
  • Verna Grivois, Mother of Deborah Grivois Thorpe ’78
  • Annette Hoch, Friend of the Gengras Center
  • Michael J. Hockenberry, Partner of Mary Justine Hockenberry ’15
  • Rose Fichera-Eagen, Sister of Linda Fichera Hawkins ’70, M’75, M’05
  • James J. Kirby, Spouse of Kathryn Gibbons Kirby ’69
  • Lowell L. Koontz, Husband of Marie McLaughlin Koontz ’71
  • Thomas Lawler, Husband of Patricia Curtin Lawler ’55
  • James Lorenson, Gengras Center Alumni
  • Timothy F. Luddy, Father of Maureen Luddy Brummett ’86
  • Shawn A. Mains, Husband of Athena Henriques Mains ’94
  • James J. Maroney Jr, Huband of Elizabeth Malarkey Maroney ’73
  • Jenna A. Martino, Gengras Center Alumna
  • Gail Keeney Moller, Mount Saint Joseph Academy Alumna
  • Paul J. Murasso, Son of Geraldine Querido Murasso ’53
  • Colleen Aimee Cecile (nee Szabo) Payne, Daughter of Paula Ballantyne DeSilva ’68 and mother of Colleen Szabo ’22
  • Russell H. Powers, Brother of Rosemary Powers Walcott ’69
  • Timothy J. Salm, Former Staff
  • Jericca Camielle Samuels, Current Student in the MSW Program
  • Cameron Mark Sells, Former Student
  • Suzanne Sgroi, Former Staff
  • Maureen Shapter, Mother of Christine Shapter ’92
  • Thomas A. Smith, Husband of Eileen Peschel Smith ’72
  • Matthew E. Toscano, Gengras Center Alumni
  • Marie Hickey Wallace, Mount Saint Joseph Academy Alumna
  • Donald G. Warner, Jr, Spouse of Nancy Dittmann Warner ’66
  • Kevin A. Wholey, Husband of Joanne Ronca Wholey, M’02
  • Herman E. Williams, Father of Ann M. Williams ’82, ’00, M’89 and Karen Williams Montanaro ’83
  • Jean B. Zarrella, Mother of Christy Zarrella ’74

The Following Individuals Were Remembered in November 2023:

The Following Individuals Were Remembered in November 2022:

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