Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Iemma, Joseph [MC???? RIP]


Joseph Iemma passed away peacefully on November 25, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born in the town of Gallo Matese, Italy and immigrated to Corona, NY at the age of 12 in 1962. He became a US citizen in 1972 and moved to Flushing, NY in 1974.

He was a loving and selfless husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife Joan, his children Cristina, Anthony, Michael and Joseph and grandchildren William, Anna, John and Micayla.

He loved soccer and coached children’s soccer, baseball, and basketball teams. He also loved growing various types of fig trees and learning Spanish.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and his master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. From 1975 to 1990, he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers as the Chief of Design Control for the Design Branch where he was responsible for the oversight of a multi-disciplinary team of 100 engineers. From 1990 to 2010, he was the Engineering Supervisor for the Brooklyn/Queens/LI Unit of the Engineering Branch of the Public Building Service for the US General Serves Administration (GSA) where he was responsible for the oversight of multiple multidisciplinary design teams and construction contractors.

Reposing at the Frederick Fuenral Home 192-15 Northern Blvd, Flushing,NY 11358. Visiting hours will be from 2-5 & 7-9Pm on Friday November 28, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:45am on Saturday November 29, 2014 at St. Kevin RC Church. Cremation is private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans Wounded Warrior Project. Donate online at

For further information please contact Frederick Funeral Home at 718-357-6100.


Iemma, Joseph [MC???? RIP] 


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JOBIT: Sapir, Carolyn Kupferberg [MC???? RIP]


Carolyn Kupferberg Sapir
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 
(Published in print: Wednesday, November 26, 2014)

Hanover, N.H. — Carolyn Kupferberg Sapir, of Hanover, formerly of Riverdale, N.Y., died on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, surrounded by her family, from pancreatic cancer.

She is survived by Louis Sapir, her beloved husband of 64 years, and two cherished daughters, Margaret Sapir of Wilton, Conn. and Joan Sapir of Newton, Mass., and their husbands, Mitchell Rapoport and Joel Ristuccia. She is also survived by her four adored grandchildren: Carel Ristuccia and her husband, Charles Strom, of Newton; Matthew Ristuccia and his wife, Jessica Ristuccia, of Sherborn, Mass.; Molly Ristuccia of Newton; and Jared Rapoport of Boston, Mass. and three great-grandchildren: Jack and Elinor Strom, and Dax Ristuccia.

Born in 1923 in Far Rockaway, N.Y., she was brought up in nearby Woodmere, graduated from Queens College, and subsequently earned an M.Ed. from Manhattan College. An active community volunteer, Carolyn served as a Board Member of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, ran Blood Drives for the American Red Cross, and, for 21 years, was a school leader for the NYC School Volunteer program (now Learning Leaders) and a member of the School Volunteers Board for nine years.

Carolyn was a wonderful friend and felt best when she could help others. She will be missed by the many people who loved her dearly.

Contributions in memory of Carolyn can be made to: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, Attention: Grace Cobbinah, 4450 Fieldston Road, Bronx, NY 10471 or The Mary and Bryce Lyon Fund (A fund to further the professional development of Kendal’s health care staff who took care of her so caringly.) Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755


Sapir, Carolyn Kupferberg [MC???? RIP] 

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JOBIT: Nigara, Rose Marie [MC???? RIP]


Rose Marie Nigara
September 9, 1921 – November 24, 2014

Rose M. Nigara has been actively involved in Our Lady of the Valley’s parish (located in Orange, NJ) for approximately sixty years. She is known for her warm smile and her willingness to be in God’s Service. One of her strong characteristic is her faith in God and her devotion to Mary, the Blessed Mother.

Rose was born in Newark, NJ in 1921. She was educated by the nuns of Saint/Mother Cabrini’s Order at St. Anthony’s Orphanage in North Arlington, NJ. Upon graduation from high school in 1939, she attended Manhattan College in New York where she received certification in advanced stenography.

Utilizing her stenographic skills, Rose has an extensive employment history spanning over fifty years: Administrative Secretary to the Department Chief of Western Electric, (Kearny): Columbus Hospital, (New York): the Law Firm of Cox & Walburg, (Newark). After twenty-two years working as the Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of the West Orange Public Schools, she retired in 1986.

Rose is affiliated with a host of organizations sharing her time, talents, and treasures. She has been a member of the Rosary Society for fifty-eight years and correctly serves as Secretary for the Rosary Society at Our lady of the Valley. She is also a member of the Health & Wellness Ministry; The Linus Organization, West Orange Police Athletic League, and the West Orange First Aid Squad, Inc.

Rose embraces good stewardship with vigor. She has devoted over a half of a century of service to Our Lady of the Valley. As an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, she visits the housebound and patients in nursing homes. She prepares the communion vessels before and after masses; assists with the beautification of the church. As a Rosarian, she has dedicated daily recitation of the rosary to Our Lady; leads the rosary at masses daily in addition to the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy.

As a result of Rose’s genuine interest in every one she meets, her generosity has enabled many individuals and families in need of assistance whether it’s financial or preparing a hot meal for the homeless. In addition to her numerous contributions, she finds time to knit and crochet warm blankets for children afflicted with cancer in various hospitals.

Rose takes great pride in her family. She was married to the late Anthony Nigara in 1946. From their union, she had three sons, Vincent (LuAnn), Robert (Marie), and John (Rebecca). She is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rose is a humble person who spreads the love of God gracefully. She is an inspiration to many parishioners; encouraging others to intensify their involvement as servants of God. A virtuous woman who sets an example by living the Catholic faith. She maintains a full schedule of community building- building a community of God.


Nigara, Rose Marie [MC???? RIP] 

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[JR: As a fat old white guy injineer, who’s Mom was an expert steno and who made me take steno as one of the courses in my high school summer session — she’d do anything to keep me out of trouble — didn’t work — I’d say this fellow alum was into crypto and “computer science” before it was known. Requiescat In Pacem!  ]

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Dear John,

I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Rose Marie.

May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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[JR: Not surprised. This was during the war era when the College was desperate for students. It probably offered anything to keep the bills paid.]

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JOBIT: Mee, John M. [MC1968 RIP]


John Mee (1946 – 2014)

Uxbridge – John M. Mee, 68, died Wednesday, November 19, in the Milford Regional Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Fay (Reilly) Mee; two daughters, Shayleen McNeil, and her husband, Steve, of Plainfield, and Shannon Mee, and her fiance, Jenny Derosiers, of Hudson; and three grandsons, Nicholas, Andrew and Robert McNeil.

Mr. Mee was born October 12, 1946, in New York, NY, the son of Luke and Rose (Doherty) Mee. He grew up in the Bronx, where he graduated from high school before earning his Bachelor’s degree at Manhattan College. He lived in Syracuse, NY, and for 20 years, in Franklin, MA, before moving to Uxbridge in 2007.

He was an insurance underwriter for the former Royal Insurance Company for 18 years, prior to retiring in 2003, and he was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Mee was a member of Saint Mary’s Church in Uxbridge, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed all sports, especially baseball and the New York Mets. He loved music of all kinds, and frequently sat in as a guest dj at radio station WWON in Woonsocket, RI.

Mr. Mee’s Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM, Monday, December 1, in Saint Mary’s Church in Uxbridge. Calling Hours will be 1-3 PM, Sunday, November 30, in the Carr Funeral Home, 24 Hill Street, Whitinsville. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2014


Mee, John M. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the class of 1968.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mee, John M. [MC1968 RIP]

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

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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


Lawlor, Robert James [MC1957 RIP] 

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

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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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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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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.


Wortman, James “Jim” Frederick [MC1962 RIP] 

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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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Dear John,

I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1962.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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