Category Archives: JOY

JOY: Regan, Matthew David [MC1997] weds

2015-Jul-26

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/fashion/weddings/swagata-biswas-and-matthew-regan.html

Weddings
Swagata Biswas and Matthew Regan
JULY 26, 2015

2015 07Jul 26 Matthew David Regan

Swagata Biswas and Matthew David Regan were married Saturday evening at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, N.Y. Capt. Arnold Wonsever, a minister ordained through the Esoteric Interfaith Church, officiated.

Earlier in the day, Nirmal Bhattacharyya, a Hindu priest, led another wedding ceremony at the Hindu Temple Community Center in Flushing, Queens.

The couple are both chemical engineers who work on wastewater treatment and other infrastructure projects for engineering consulting firms. The bride is a technical specialist in White Plains for Woodard & Curran, and the groom is a resident engineer in Manhattan for Aecom.

Mrs. Biswas Regan, 32, is also an Indian classical dancer. She graduated from Stony Brook University and received a master’s in chemical engineering from the City College of New York.

She is the daughter of Tripti Biswas of Briarwood, Queens, and the late Samarendra Biswas. The bride’s father, who worked in Manhattan, retired as a computer technician at the Unisys Corporation, the computer services provider, in Blue Bell, Pa. Her mother is a paraprofessional, assisting teachers who work with children with learning disabilities, at Long Island City High School in Queens.

Mr. Regan, 40, graduated from Manhattan College, from which he also received a master’s in chemical engineering.

He is a son of Inez Regan of Bellerose, Queens, and Michael D. Regan of Craryville, N.Y. The groom’s mother is a school nurse at Public School 234/Intermediate School 235 in Astoria, Queens. His father, who is retired, worked in Manhattan as a technician with IBM.

A version of this article appears in print on July 26, 2015, on page ST13 of the New York edition with the headline: Swagata Biswas,Matthew Regan.

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Regan, Matthew David [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Matthew is a member of the Class of 1997.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Regan, Matthew David [MC1997]

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Good Afternoon All,

It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life’s journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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

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JOY: Donohue, Brian Michael [MC2004] weds

2015-Jul-26

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/26/fashion/weddings/sarah-brasell-brian-donohue.html?_r=0

Weddings
Sarah Brasell, Brian Donohue
JULY 26, 2015

2015 07Jul 26 Brian Donohue

Sarah Stevenson Brasell and Brian Michael Donohue were married Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in White Plains by the Rev. Gawain F. de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest.

Mrs. Donohue, 31, is a senior manager for Universal McCann, the advertising agency in Manhattan, where she oversees the digital media campaigns for Sony Entertainment Network. She graduated from the College of Charleston and is the daughter of Mary Lou Brasell and Douglas F. Brasell of Conover, N.C.

Mr. Donohue, 32, is a stock trader for Trade Informatics, a financial technology services firm in Purchase, N.Y. He graduated from Manhattan College. He is a son of Mary E. Donohue of Kendall Park, N.J., and Terrence P. Donohue of Whitestone, Queens.

A version of this article appears in print on July 26, 2015, on page ST13 of the New York edition with the headline: Sarah Brasell, Brian Donohue.

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Donohue, Brian Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Brian is member of the Class of 2004.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donohue, Brian Michael [MC2004]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jul-27 @ 20:35

Good Afternoon All,

It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life’s journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jul-28 @ 18:17  

 

Good Afternoon All,
It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life’s journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

JOY: Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????] weds Fox, Michael Vincent [MC2010]

2015-Jul-26

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/celebrations/weddings/kristi-marie-capazzi-weds-michael-vincent-fox-1.1381048

 

NorthJersey.com : Community News : Celebrations : Weddings
Kristi Marie Capazzi weds Michael Vincent Fox
July 26, 2015 Last updated: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:21 AM
The Record

2015 Jul 26 072615 q capazzi

Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Capazzi of Harrington Park, NJ, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristi Marie Capazzi, to Michael Vincent Fox, son of Les and Maryann Fox of Latham, NY.

The Bride and Groom are both graduates of Manhattan College, where they met.

The ceremony took place on June 19, 2015, at St Mary’s Church in Dumont, NJ, which was performed by Father Michael Trainor. Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated their wedding with family and friends at The Rockleigh, in Rockleigh, NJ.

After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the happy couple resides in Closter, NJ.

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Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jul-26 @ 13:04  

Dear John,

I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2010, but I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Kristi.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Capazzi, Kristi Marie [MC????]

Fox, Michael Vincent [MC2010]

/# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jul-27 @ 20:37 

Good Afternoon All,
It is with great joy that the following Fellow Jaspers Celebrated their Marriages and it is with great joy that we congratulate them and offer a prayer for their happiness and well being in the coming years as they begin and share this part of life’s journey. Please keep them in your prayers as we ask that God Bless their union. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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

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JOY: Reiley, Patrice M. [MC2007] weds Carr, Daniel P. [MC2008]

2015-Jul-19

http://republicanherald.com/people/reiley-carr-1.1913827

Reiley — Carr

2015 Jul 19 Reiley

Patrice M. Reiley and Daniel P. Carr were united in marriage at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.

The Rev. Robert J. Reiley officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony July 12, 2014.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride is a daughter of Laurie and William Reiley, Pottsville.

The groom is a son of Ruth and James Carr, East Greenbush, New York.

Meghan Jones Prock, Orwigsburg, was matron of honor.

Mikey Carr, East Greenbush, New York, groom’s brother, was best man.

After a reception at Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre, the couple took a wedding trip to Greece.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Pottsville Area High School and a 2007 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in communication and marketing. She is employed by BBDO Advertising, New York City, as vice president and account director.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Columbia High School and a 2008 graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in finance and economics. He is employed by Neuberger Berman, New York City, as an associate.

They live in Hoboken, New Jersey. 

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Reiley, Patrice M. [MC2007]

Carr, Daniel P. [MC2008]

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

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JOY: Dunn, Stephanie [MC2010] sets a wedding date; Testo, Kristen [MC2010] bridesmaid

2015-Jul-16

https://www.theknot.com/us/stephanie-dunn-and-ben-johnson-may-2016

Stephanie and Ben
May 28, 2016 in Portland, ME
317 days to go!

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After circling Baxter Boulevard with our mutual friend and eventual match-maker, Jennifer Harder, Steph found herself standing at my kitchen table. She was completely unprepared to meet her future husband, hair disheveled and her ensemble replete with dusty shoes, grungy t-shirt, and yoga pants – and this was before yoga pants were sexy or cool. As beautiful as I considered Steph even then, she has taken her trend-setting to the next level and worn only pajamas and fuzzy-socks ever since. (A pajama deal with Lulu Lemon is already in the works.) Incidentally, I find her most radiant in this garb, as it represents the contentedness and warmth-of-spirit that shapes her personality. She is my “Cozy Monster” and my best friend. We have so much fun together that we sometimes get downright weird, in a crazy-cat-people sort of way, which is to say nothing of the stuffed animals that we treat like real children. She is an eternal wellspring of laughter and kindheartedness that has bettered me in every way. It’s a miracle that she agreed to marry me, so let’s get down to business and get this ceremony underway!

Over the last several years, we have made a humble and rewarding life together in Portland, Maine, most recently on the re-emergent Eastern Promenade. We lucked-out with a “fixer-upper” apartment in a beautiful seaside neighborhood and have shared our daily lives, dreams, and ambitions with one another, while building our respective careers. After four years together, we steal each other’s every thought, bearing testament to just how well we know each other: well enough to say, “I DO”.

In April, among the secluded trees atop Montreal’s highest peak and namesake, Mount Royal, I knelt before Steph, in reverence and humility, to ask her hand in marriage. I went to great pains to keep the “how and when” secret from her, so she was genuinely surprised and completely blown-away when I proposed. Yet without hesitation and bearing immediate tears of astonishment and joy, she said, “Of course, Benny!” We shared an unforgettable moment that will always remind of us how powerful it is to surrender and commit to another human being completely and unconditionally. Altogether, it was an amazing weekend on the island of Montreal, and we will forever remember this amazing city as the formal origin of our lives together.

It would be remiss of me not to mention that we even adopted our first child, Ava, who bears the “Felus Catus” crest, better known as “Common House Cat”. Despite her lineage, she is anything but common and is preparing us well for anxiety-inducing children who stay out all night and don’t call home.

I pushed for a speech at my own wedding, but was pooh-poohed unanimously, so this is my only shot. Those closest to me know that I’m a workaholic with a disposition that swings like a wrecking ball. (Thanks, Grampy Buster! ‘Preciate it!) When I’m not glued to my computer in seclusion, I am tolerable only in trace amounts, ranting and rambling on subjects that sane people don’t find interesting. Or screaming out the car window at negligent pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists – “You’re TRAFFIC, you jerk!” (as some bicyclist passes on the left and then blows through a red light without slowing-down). Given the above, I am deeply thankful that Steph appreciates the rare instances in which I say something surprisingly sweet, or muster an unprecedented gesture of loving-kindness that makes my appreciation for her known. Steph has sacrificed countless hours of our time together to give me the latitude to do what I do best: hunch over a keyboard. Whether I’m working on my community-centric music website, or otherwise burning the midnight oil, she is patient and supportive. I am forever indebted to her grace in that regard, and can only hope to be the same pillar of encouragement and support in her life.

It is with tremendous honor and sincerity that we share our “Wedding Story” with you! Each and every one of you has been a driving-force in one or both of our lives, and we now consider you to be family! Surprise – you’re stuck with us!

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Kristen Testo aka Krit/Kritty/Kritty,Krit,Krit/Kritter Bug – Bridesmaid

Kritter Bug and I met my freshman year of college. After having trouble connecting with my initial roommate from Long Beach, California, Kritty was my saving grace at Manhattan College. I knew we would be best friends as she seemed to tolerate my odd-humor and appreciate my “weird quirks”. When I witnessed her sneak a fully-loaded bagel in to her purse from the cafeteria for a midnight snack, I knew that she’s a girl after my own heart. Shortly thereafter, both of our “odd” roommates became best friends, allowing us to switch rooms and be roommates after 1st semester. During Junior year we finally moved to an off-campus apartment together and rejoiced in painting and furnishing our “first place” as grownups. Anyone who can tolerate sharing a tiny bedroom with two double beds and two desks crammed on top of each other for two years is someone special. Kritty now lives in upstate New York by her family after having just moved home from the big city. P.S. If you’re ever in Albany, take a short trip to Troy and visit her family’s absolutely “delish” Italian restaurant, “Testo’s” – I highly recommend the ziti and meatballs : )

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Dunn, Stephanie [MC????]

Testo, Kristen [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Stephanie and Kristen are members of the Class of 2010.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dunn, Stephanie [MC2010]

Testo, Kristen [MC2010]

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

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JOY: Motta, Brigid [MC2007] may be expecting

2015-Jun-25

REPORTING LIVE FROM THE FACEBOOK NEWS DESK
IN THE VIRTUAL JASPER JOTTINGS NEWSROOM …

2015 Jun 25 Motta

Brigid Motta 6 hrs · We’re apartment owners! — with Jeff Motta.

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Marie Motta Manocchio Congratulations, you two !!! Soon to the three !!! xoxo

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Motta, Brigid [MC2007]

[JR: Mozel Tov on the apartment and the new baby?]

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JOY: Meagher, Christopher Albert [MC1999] weds

2015-Jun-14

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/fashion/weddings/veronica-mears-and-christopher-meagher.html?_r=0

Veronica Mears and Christopher Meagher
JUNE 14, 2015

2015 Jun 14 master

Veronica Grace Mears and Christopher Albert Meagher were married Saturday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, Conn. The Rev. Whitney Altopp, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony.

Mrs. Meagher, 34, is a vice president and assistant general counsel for Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. She focuses on legal matters in the securities division. She graduated from Dartmouth and received a law degree from Emory.

She is the daughter of Dr. Jane V. Petroff of Ridgefield and Dr. J. Gregory Mears of New Canaan, Conn. The bride’s father is a hematologist and oncologist and professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan. Her mother is the chief of allergy and immunology at the James J. Peters V.A. Medical Center in the Bronx.

Mr. Meagher, 39, works in Manhattan as a broker for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, an investment bank in Atlanta; he sells stocks to institutional money managers. He graduated from Manhattan College.

He is a son of Nancy Meagher of Middletown, N.J., and the late Thomas Meagher. His mother retired as a nurse at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, N.J.

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Meagher, Christopher Albert [MC????]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-14 @ 22:34  

Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1999.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Meagher, Christopher Albert [MC1999]

# – # – # – # – #  2015-Jun-15 @ 08:39  

Good Morning All,

We congratulate Christopher and his Wife Veronica asthey celebrated their wedding on June 14, 2015. WE pray that, as the Lord Blessed their Union, this part of their journey is filled wirh joy, health and God’s Blessings. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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

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