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JOBIT: Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP]


1936 – 2014 | Obituary

Robert James Lawlor, 78, of Madison, died on November 17, 2014, at St. Raphael Hospital in New Haven. He was born on January 16, 1936, in Cohoes, NY, the son of James F. and Ann Lawlor. Bob was the retired president of Atlantic Wire Co., in Branford, CT. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy Military High School in Albany, NY in 1953, finishing second in his graduating class. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1957 with degrees in Electrical and Civil Engineering.

He began his work career at US Steel in Pittsburgh, PA., holding various supervisory and management positions. In 1972 Bob worked for Washburn Wire Co, Rumford, RI, becoming President & CEO of their two plants in Rhode Island and New York City. In 1980, Bob became President & CEO of Atlantic Wire Co, Branford, CT, an Etherington Industries Company. In 1985, he was promoted to President & CEO of Etherington Industries and became a partner of Atlantic Wire, retiring in 2000.

Bob was active with several charities and served on the board of Madison A Better Chance, Inc. He loved spending time with family & friends and enjoyed reading, playing the piano, poker, working out at the gym and following the Red Sox & Patriots.

He is survived by his beloved wife Pat; children Robert Lawlor, Jr., (Nancy) of Clemmons, NC, Patricia Brimicombe of Toronto, Elizabeth Boullianne (Brett) of Northborough, MA, Gregg Lafferty (Beth) of Bristol, CT and Brad Lafferty (Michelle) of Riverdale, NY; grandchildren Zoe, Nicole, Sean, Jake, Brady, Nicholas, Cullen and Jamie.

Calling Hours will be held on Friday November 21st from 9:30am-11:30am at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Friday at noon in St. Margaret Church, 24 Academy St., Madison. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Madison A Better Chance, Inc., PO BOX 371, Madison, CT 06443 or Covenant House, 461 Eight Ave., NY, NY 10001. To sign the online guest book visit

Published in The New Haven Register on Nov. 19, 2014


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JOBIT: Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP]


Thomas A. Twomey, 68

by Denise Civiletti Nov 17, 2014, 1:09 pm
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Thomas A. Twomey, founding partner of the Riverhead law firm Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo died suddenly on Sunday. He was 68 years old.

The cause was a heart attack, said his law partner of 37 years, Steve Latham.

Twomey lived in East Hampton and was married to former East Hampton town supervisor Judith Hope.

The son of a New York City police detective, his love of Eastern Long Island began with summers spent vacationing with his family in Mattituck. A graduate of Manhattan College, Twomey put himself through University of Virginia and Columbia law schools selling kitchen knives.

Twomey was instrumental in the passage of the landmark Suffolk County farmland preservation program in 1975 and later on, as the chairman of Gov. Cuomo’s East End Economic and Environmental Institute, in extending farmland preservation through all of New York State with the passage of the state farmland preservation program. His other accomplishments on that commission included increased state support for the local tourist and wine industries as well as the recreational needs of the East End.

Twomey represented a group of local farmers opposed to the Long Island Lighting Company’s proposal to build four nuclear power plants in Jamesport. He built a broad, statewide coalition of environmental, civic and political groups in opposition to the Jamesport plants and ultimately to the Shoreham nuclear power plant, all of which were defeated.

He currently served as chairman of the East Hampton Library trustees and on the executive committee of Guild Hall Cultural Center. He was also counsel to the L.I. Farm Bureau, which honored Twomey as “Citizen of the Year” in 2002.

Twomey had a great passion for the history of Eastern Long Island. He is a former East Hampton town historian and was the editor of the East Hampton Library Historical Collection. Twomey was the editor of Riverhead Free Library’s 2004 book, “Seeking the Past: Writings from 1832-1905 Relating to the History of the Town of Riverhead.”

Tom is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judith Hope, who served three terms as East Hampton Supervisor from 1974-1975 and again in 1984-1987; by his stepchildren Nisse and Erling Hope; three grandchildren, Soren Hope, Isaiah Aqui and Henry Luka Hope; and by his sisters, Mary Claire Vrtodusic of Oakdale, New York and Florence Cope of East Marion, New York.

Services will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton. A reception will follow at East Hampton Point, 295 Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. Visitation will take place on Friday at Yardley Pino Funeral Home from 2 to 4, and from 7 to 9 p.m., 94 Pantigo Road, East Hampton. For further information please call Janice Olsen at 631-727-2180.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Hampton Public Library, 159 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937.


Twomey, Thomas A. [MC1967 RIP] 

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

From Jasper Jottings our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Thomas A . Twomey ’67BA.

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JOBIT: Wortman, James “Jim” Frederick [MC1962 RIP]


In Memory of
James Frederick Wortman
March 7, 1940 – November 13, 2014

James “Jim” Frederick Wortman, 74, of League City passed away on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Jim was born on March 7, 1940 in New York City as the only child of the late Frederick and Mary Wortman. Jim graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Manhattan College in New York City and a Master’s degree in Education from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Jim was a true family man who knew the importance of education. He encouraged and supported all of his children to achieve their educational goals. This support was apparent in his children achieving success in the banking, accounting, hospitality and biology industries.

When he wasn’t working, Jim loved to travel. Jim’s expertise in the casino gaming industry provided him the opportunity to travel to four continents. Jim’s favorite travel destination was Germany where his mother was born. His second favorite location was France. For ten years, Jim escorted students from the University of Houston, to France to experience the culture and study the casino and hospitality industry in Europe.

Jim served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force between 1962 and 1964. After leaving the service he took a position with the Vinland, NJ YMCA as their athletic director. During the mid-1970′s he moved into the field of education as a faculty member and then the Athletic Director at Atlantic Community College in Mays Landing, NJ. This was the beginning of a long career in higher education. In the 1980′s the casino industry came to Atlantic City where Jim took a job as a dealer and quickly moved up to the position of Casino Administrator at several casinos. Jim was asked to return to Atlantic Community College as the Director of the Casino Career Institute. The years spent in the casino industry made him a valuable addition to the Conrad Hilton College where he spent the last eighteen years of his career teaching casino gaming and hospitality.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Janet Wortman of League City, and five children; Steven Wortman and fiancé Cheryl Gmuer of Dover DE; Kim Brownell and husband David of Deptford, NJ; Jennifer McDermott and husband Garrison of Ocean City, NJ; Christine Garland and husband Mark of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; and Joy Tucci and husband Paul of Galloway, NJ. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Blake and Zachary Bickford of Temecula, CA; Christian McDermott of Ocean City, NJ; and Johnathan and Matthew Garland of Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

A viewing will be held at Forest Part East Funeral Home in Webster, TX between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 followed by a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Conrad Hilton College at the University of Houston.


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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

Our prayers are requested for thr repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Jim Wortman ‘ 62 BS.

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JOBIT: Dodd, Sister Therese [MC???? RIP]


Sister Therese Dodd
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Dodd, Sister Therese

Sister Therese Dodd, OP, of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, died on November 15, 2014 in Siena Hall, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx, NY on March 7, 1926, Therese was the daughter of John and Catherine Doolittle Dodd. She entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1945 and received the name Sister John Angela. She professed her first vows in 1947 and her final vows in 1952.

Sister earned a B.A. in Education from Manhattan College, NY and an MA in Business Education from the College of St. Rose, Albany,

NY. During her professional life, Sister Therese ministered in the Brooklyn Diocese and the Archdiocese of New York. She taught at St. Teresa, Woodside, NY (1947-53); St. Anthony, Bronx, NY (1953-58); Cathedral HS, NYC (1968-71); Rosary Academy, Sparkill, NY (1974-78); Coleman HS, Hurley, NY (1988-89). She served as Business Manager and Treasurer at St. Helena Commercial HS, Bronx, NY (1958-68); St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY (1971-74); Sacred Heart Parish, Suffern, NY (1978-86). From 1986-1988 she was a staff member at Villa St. Joseph, Saugerties, NY and for twenty-one years she worked at Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY in the Business Office. Upon her retirement she offered local community service at Dominican Convent in Sparkill. Sr.

Therese is survived by her sister-in-law Helen Dodd, Winter Park, FL; her nieces Joan Fabiano (Angelo), Red Bank, NJ; Eileen Hurler, Toms River, NJ; Maureen Clapperton (Dave), Marietta, GA; Ann Dodd (Patrick), Fort Myers, FL; her nephews Robert Stec (Linda), Vero Beach, FL; Jack Dodd; Thomas Dodd, Atlanta, GA. She was the proud aunt of many grandnieces and nephews.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:30am. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 3:30 to 7:30pm at the Convent, 175 Rte. 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention-Sister Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Service Inc.
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 17, 2014


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JOBIT: McGorry, Robert Bruce [MC1969 RIP]


Robert B. McGorry
June 15, 1946 – November 12, 2014

Robert Bruce McGorry passed away peacefully November 12, 2014 at his home in Eastham after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Bob was surrounded by his family and his loving wife of 45 years, Karen (Johnson) McGorry.

Bob was born on June 15, 1946 in Bronxville, New York and graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in 1969 and an M.B.A. in 1979.

Bob served in the New York National Guard and spent 26 years in telecommunications.

In retirement he pursued a wide range of creative projects and interests. He was a builder, a dreamer, and a man of vision.

Bob was the loving father of five girls and now rests with his predeceased son Robert Michael and parents Helen and Henry McGorry of Crestwood, NY.

His children are Amy and her husband Ryan Farrell of Brewster, MA; Meghan and her husband Michael Burchianti of Louisville, KY; Kelly and her husband Robert Shine of Bronxville, NY; Lindsay and her husband Joseph Mahoney of Crestwood, NY; and Kaitlin of Eastham and her fiancé Benjamin Craig of San Diego. Bob was the brother of James McGorry of Centennial, CO, the proud and charismatic PopPop to seven grandchildren and the supportive and loving Uncle Bob to many nieces and nephews.

His visitation will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA. His funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 11am in St. Joan of Arc Church, 61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA, followed by his burial in Orleans Cemetery, Orleans, MA.

His family will forever remember his bravery and strength asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to VNA of Cape Cod Hospice and/or the “Brain Tumor Research Fund” at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. For online condolences, please visit


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JOBIT: Cristina, Anthony A. [MC1952 RIP]


Anthony A. Cristina (1930 – 2014)
AGE: 84 • Mamaroneck

Anthony A. Cristina, died peacefully on November 9, 2014.

He was born January 19, 1930 and was the son of Paul Cristina and Marie DiStefano Cristina. Anthony graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1948 with the highest honors in Math & Science. He graduated from Manhattan College and got his Professional Engineering Degree from New York University. Anthony worked for 40 years for Sperry Corporation; which today is known as Unisys.

He was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Anthony was also an architect and designed numerous homes in Westchester, including the home he raised his family in and had been living with his wife for 51 years.

After he retired, he volunteered at Sarah Neuman Nursing Home where he designed their computer program for volunteers and taught Math at Westchester Community College.

Anthony took great pleasure in ballroom dancing, playing bridge but most of all he loved skiing throughout the United States, Canady & Italy. He was a member of “Scarsdale Ski Club”, Mogul Meister Ski Club, and after reaching 65, “Over the Hill Ski Club”. He was a member of the Scarsdale Elks Lodge and the Siamo Italian Club.

Anthony is survived by his beloved wife, Louise (DiBerardino) and loving children, Paul Cristina, Michael Cristina and Dr. Patricia Cristina Cassidy (husband Kyran Cassidy) and two cherished grandsons, Declan and Luca Cassidy. Anthony was known as a very kind and generous man and will be missed by all.

Family will receive friends on Friday 2-4 & 7-9pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 767 E. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914-698-5968. Funeral Mass Saturday 10am at Most Holy Trinity RC Church followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery. For more information or to place an online condolence,

Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home
767 E Boston Post Rd Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-5968

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 13, 2014


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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1952.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Baker, Thomas J. [MC1950 RIP]



BAKER–Thomas J., of the Bronx, son of the late Thomas J. and Nellie Crane Baker, passed away on November 7, 2014.

He attended Mount St. Michael High School in the Bronx, and obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Manhattan College.

Tom also served for a year in the U.S. Army.

He began his career as an engineer before changing to what he loved to do most teach. Tom taught Math at Xavier High School in Manhattan for 44 years. Simply put, he was devoted to Jesuit education and loved Xavier. His magnificent photographs of Xavier school activities, especially the Cross Country and Track teams, are legendary.

Predeceased by his brother William. He always stayed attuned to the lives of his many nieces and nephews.

Wake will be held at McNulty Funeral Home in the Bronx, 4-8pm Tuesday, November 11th and 10am-Noon, Wednesday. Funeral Mass is 12:45pm Wednesday, November 12th at Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Roberts Ave., Bronx.

McNulty Funeral Home
3006 Middletown Rd Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 892-1299

Published in The New York Times on Nov. 10, 2014 


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Dear Jihn,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1950

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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