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Obit of Manhattan College people who are not Jaspers. Beloved for laboring in “our” vineyard, we don’t let the deaths pass unmourned.

MOBIT: Strosser, George E. [MCmight_have_been RIP] on 2015-Sep-30


In Memory of
George E Strosser
January 8, 1923 – September 30, 2015

George Strosser, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, -in law, neighbor, fellow worker and friend passed away Wednesday, 3 months shy of his 93rd birthday.

George (born in Ossining hospital) was a life long resident of the town of Cortlandt; residing in Buchanan 70 years; attended Peekskill high school, where he excelled in football, co captained the 1940 team; was going to play for Manhattan College, when his father, Alfred Strosser (a prior light weight boxer from the Lancaster Pa, area) died suddenly. His mother, Florence Styles’s from Astoria Queens; graduated Hunter College.

George married the late Inza Gilman of Buchanan in 1942 (who pre-deceased him by 32 years, 9 months).

He volunteered for the WWII draft and was inducted in the United States Army where he served at West Point; teaching enlisted men and cadets to drive transport vehicles.

George and Inza had two children, Susan Strosser (Keon), Bridgeport Ct. and Kim Strosser, Sunnyside Queens.

Dividing his time between work, family and building his own home (initially), when the war ended. George was Lead Man, working shift work at Fleishmans, Standard Brands for 36 years, where he held positions as president and secretary of the Yeast Makers Local Union. He worked week ends (1 and 1/2 days) ~57 years for Curran and Rileys-Cole’s-Buchanan Hardware store. Part time days ~10 years, as a Laborer, for Frank Santulli (dec.) Construction, (while working 2nd and 3rd shifts); 11 years for Hendrick Hudson High School District, as a custodian (upon retiring); and 3 years for Combined Books, waiting to get on with the school. As exhausting as it may sound; on waking George (taking a cat nap), wanting him to do something, he’d get right up, without complaint, and simply say ok.

George enjoyed having picnics for family and friends. Helping his wife in her hobby, planting the whole front yard with her perennials; flowers in the Spring, rotating with a vegetable garden; watching Sports on TV; but more, his grandson, Patrick Keon (Longmont Co.) pitching in baseball games (George attending, most all); or visiting with his granddaughter and her daughters, Mrs. Delilah Keon-Heyman (Trumbull, Ct.).

In later years George would help his then dec. wife’s elderly widowed aunt and sister; taking them places, doing work around their homes. Also his son-in laws. George’s son, Kim, living home 10 years after his mother’ passing, keeping George company; upon moving, for years took George to the Best Restaurants in NYC (visiting sites after).

His devoted daughter’ Susan Strosser’s loving care these last 14 years was a comfort to George. Visiting faithfully, doing everything for her father; (as he use to, for her). “He was the best father”. His very good friend Wayne visiting, standing by him throughout George’s long illness. Helping him, us. George very much enjoyed visiting with his son; his granddaughter’s holiday family dinners, with all his great granddaughters; seeing his grandson when he came in; and his niece Gioia’s letters in the VA.

George, Loving: great grandfather to Arielle, Miranda, Lilah, Jolie, Casey and Elise Heyman; and Julia Keon; brother to Robert Strosser, Phoenix Az;. Alfred (dec). Loving uncle to.Robert Strosser Jr., Medford Or., Leonard Grasso Jr.(dec.), Tyrone Lou (and Barbara) Menga (both dec.),Kathy (Strosser) Buchwald, Azzusa Ca, Gioia Grasso (Dick) Cattabriga, Raymond (Nancy) Gilman, Jr., Donny Menga (dec.), Donny Gilman, (dec.) Deborah Gilman (John) Cassidy, James (Gerilyn) Gilman, Shawnee Grasso (Larry) Moschiano. Nancy(Strosser) Crimmins (dec.) John (Nancy) Gilman and Paulie Gilman (dec.). Brother In Law to Rachael (Gilman) Grasso (dec.), Leonard Grasso Sr (dec.), Don( Pauline dec.)Gilman Sr. (dec.), Rhoda Menga, Lancaster Pa., Louis Menga Sr. (dec.), Raymond (Marjorie dec.) Gilman Sr. Father-In Law to Thomas Keon. (Great)father-in law to Joel Heyman and Alicia (Berger) Keon.

The family wish to Thank All of George’s neighbors, fellow workers, friends, the NYS Veterans Home staff; Dr. Reyher for helping, supporting George in winning his severe battle for 14 years, that he valiantly waged, as a Diabetic Amputee. He enjoyed everyone’s camaraderie over all the years. Your prayers are appreciated.


Strosser, George E. [MCmight_have_been RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

             I would carry it as it says “was going to play for Manhattan College when his father . . .
died suddenly . . ” It appears that as a result he never made it to Manhattan.               

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Agreed. Like the men who’s education was interrupted by the WW2, he might have been planning to come back after his familial responsibilities were attended to but then the war. Sounds like a hell of a hard worker. Would have made a great Jasper.] 
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Good Morning All,
John Reinke, Jasper Jottings, came upon this good man and although he was not a Jasper, his intention was to play ball for Manhattan College and attend Manhattan. Upon the sudden death of George’s Father, George’s plans changed and he was unable to join the Jasper Family but with respect, we pray for the repose of his soul and for his Family as they mourn the loss of their loved one. His Family have posted the following loving tribute. 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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MOBIT: Callahan, Fr. Jerome F. [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Sep-09


Ronan Callahan
1923 – 2015 | Obituary 

Father Ronan Callahan, a Passionist priest, seminary professor, and overseas missionary, died at Saint Mary Home, West Hartford, Connecticut on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. He was 92.

Born Jerome F. Callahan in 1923, the second son the late Walter S. Callahan and the late Rose (Tierney) Callahan and named for his grandfather. Brother of Robert Callahan of Farmingdale, New York and the late Walter Callahan.

Father Ronan grew up in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn. He attended Saint Augustine High School in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Farmingdale High School in Farmingdale, NY in 1941. He studied at Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY and graduated from Cathedral College of Immaculate Conception Preparatory Seminary, Brooklyn, NY in 1944.

He then entered the Passionist Community, a Roman Catholic community of brothers and priests dedicated to preaching the Passion of the Christ, contemplative prayer, the preaching of parish missions and retreats, and overseas missionary work. After completing novitiate at Saint Paul of the Cross Monastery, Pittsburgh, PA in 1945, Father Ronan studied theology at Saint Michael Monastery, Union City, NJ. He received an MA in Theology and was ordained a priest in 1951. He then studied philosophy at the Angelicum in Rome, Italy from 1952-1954, the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He received a Carnegie Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Indiana in 1968.

Father Callahan taught philosophy at the Passionist Monastic Seminary, Jamaica, New York from 1954-1970. He also taught at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT from 1964-1968 and held membership in the American Catholic Philosophical Association. In 1970 he embarked on a missionary career with the Passionists in the southern Philippines. He taught philosophy at Notre dame of Marbel University in Cotabato, served as consultor to the Bishop, was chancellor of the Diocese of Marbel from 1975-1990, and ministered as a prison and hospital chaplain.

He was president of the Philosophy Association of the Visayas and Mindanao in the southern Philippines and received numerous awards for public service.

Returning to the United States, Father Ronan taught at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, CT from 1993 until his death. He also served in local leadership at Holy Family Monastery, West Hartford, CT during that time period.

The Passionists are grateful for the care Fr. Ronan received through the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist with home care, and the Sisters of Mercy at St. Mary Home. The Funeral will be held at Holy Family Monastery Chapel, West Hartford, CT. The wake will be at 9AM on Monday, September 14th with the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11AM, also at Holy Family Chapel. Burial will be immediately afterward at Holy Family Cemetery on the Monastery grounds. Donations may be made to the Passionist Retirement Fund, Holy Family Monastery, 303 Tunxis Road, W. Hartford, CT 06107.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2015 


Callahan,  Jerome F. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: Same link 

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MOBIT: O’Brien, Philip V. [MCxfaculty RIP] on 2015-Sep-02


Philip O’Brien

Philip V. O’Brien of West Nyack died peacefully on September 2, 2015 at the age of 98. He was born on April 18, 1917 to the late James and Catherine O’ Brien.

Phil is survived by his beloved wife of 74 years, Helen (Hawe), his children, Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Vincent O’Brien, Rose Marie Diercksen ( James) , Philip O’Brien and Margaret O’Brien, his sister, Irene O’Brien, He was the proud grandfather of Kristen, Erica, Joseph, Kim, Diane, Kevin, James, Alice, Marianna, Catherine, John, Paul and Michael and great grandfather to Jana, Ronan, Jessica, Jack, Miles, Madelyn, Aidan, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Anthony, Kevin, Ryan, Brandon and James.

Phil served for twenty years as a member of the New York City Fire Department and then having studied at Fordham, Yeshiva and the New School, taught Mathematics at Manhattan College for two decades. He was a faithful member of St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River, NY

Phil’s family will receive friends on Monday from 3-8pm at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Aedan’s Church on Tuesday at 10 am, interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations made be made in Phil’s memory to Joe Raso Hospice Residence Center, Untied Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956

Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home
34 N Summit St
Pearl River, NY 10965
(845) 735-4849

Published in the on Sept. 6, 2015


O’Brien, Philip V. [MCxfaculty RIP]


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MOBIT: Garraghan, R. Abel [MCattendee RIP] on 2015-Aug-24


R. Abel Garraghan

KINGSTON – R. Abel Garraghan of Burgevin St., Kingston died unexpectedly on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at his West Hyannisport, Mass. residence. He was 72.

He was born in Kingston, a son of the late former city Mayor Raymond W. Garraghan and his wife Ruth Abernethy Garraghan.

He graduated from Kingston High School, attended Manhattan College and graduated from Syracuse University before completing the Small Company Management Program at Harvard Business School.

A recipient of many awards, Abel will be remembered for a lifelong history of commitment to the Hudson Valley; driven by his strong belief in civic responsibility to participate and contribute, always in order to do what is best for the community. Abel has chaired or co-chaired the Benedictine Hospital Cancer Center Capital Campaign, the Kingston Waterfront Revitalization Commission, the Economic Development Zone Formation, and the Ulster County Development Corp.

Abel was a director of Hospice for Ulster and Dutchess Counties, the Kingston-Newburgh Enterprise Community, the Kingston / Ulster Development Corp. and Mid-Hudson Patterns for Progress. He represented Ulster County on the Hudson Valley Greenway Council, and served as a board member of the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century, the Ulster County Planning Board and the Kingston Kiwanis Club. He also presided over the Wiltwyck Golf Club, is a member of the Kingston Water Board and a Director of the Rhinebeck Bank. Professionally Abel was the President and CEO of Heritagenergy.

In addition to his professional achievements, Abel’s love of the Hudson Valley anchored the lifelong Kingston resident to his community, where he enjoyed golfing at Wiltwyck, hiking in the Catskills, skiing at Hunter Mountain and the polar plunge at Williams Lake. You could always find Abel on his daily walks, cherishing a drive-by conversation and then picking up the litter along the way, and of course…pointing out the potholes to the Mayor!! Abel’s greatest strength in his love for the area meant he was forever reaching across the politics of the day to “”do the right thing”” for the community.

An avid outdoorsman, Abel cherished summers on Cape Cod and his friendships with the beach circle at CBA and tennis in Craigville. He and Nancy loved their winter escapes to Boca Grande, Florida and Avon, Colorado, visits to the Grand Tetons and trips to the Final Four. Abel was tremendously proud of his Irish heritage and was a faithful member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, yearly contributor to the Hooley on the Hudson celebration and in 2005 was the Grand Marshall of the Kingston St. Patrick’s Day parade. Above all else, Abel Garraghan’s greatest legacy will always be his family, his faith and his friends.

Loving husband of Nancy Lupton Garraghan, proud father of Patrick and Tanya Garraghan of Hurley, Kiley and Jim Shea of Loughton, England and Molly Garraghan of Denver, Colo.; brother of Julie G. Gavitt, Rumford, R.I.; grandfather of Gracie, Marin and Cian Shea, R. Gabriel Garraghan; stepgrandfather of Jordan Hulbert; and uncle to the Gavitt’s and Lupton’s.

Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Avenue, Kingston, N.Y. The Garraghan family will receive friends on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. The Kiwanis Club of Kingston will hold a ritual at 6 p.m. followed by the Ulster Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Uptown Kingston on Friday at 10 a.m. The public is invited to join the family at church for Mass. Interment will follow in Hurley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ulster County Community Foundation BANT Fund, the YMCA Endowment Fund, The People’s Place, or The Garraghan Family Fund, C/O Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, 80 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.

Published in Daily Freeman on Aug. 25, 2015


Garraghan, R. Abel [MCattendee RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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MOBIT: Tormey, Thomas A. on 2015-Aug-18


Thomas Tormey, 101
By Staten Island Advance
on August 19, 2015 at 9:20 PM, updated August 19, 2015 at 9:25 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Thomas A. Tormey, 101, of Grant City, a retired FDNY firefighter, World War II veteran and family man known as an outstanding athlete, died Tuesday at home.

The lifelong Staten Islander was born in Tompkinsville, he grew up in West Brighton and graduated from Port Richmond High School, where he played on the varsity baseball team.

He received a scholarship to play baseball at Manhattan College in the Bronx, but had to decline to go to work to help support his family. He worked for the WPA (Work Projects Administration), and participated in building the lake house at Clove Lakes Park. He also worked for the city Department of Welfare.

Mr. Tormey then served as a petty officer first class in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, stationed aboard boats patrolling the eastern coast of the United States.

After his military service, he joined the FDNY, where he had a 34-year career assigned to Engine Co. 152 in Rosebank. He retired in 1976.

After he and Virginia Monks wed in 1947, they settled in Grant City.

Mr. Tormey was proud of his Irish heritage and often recited Irish poems and sonnets from memory at family gatherings.

He enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a member and past president of the Staten Island Ballroom Dancers. He also enjoyed ice skating. He loved to sing and had been a soloist at many churches. He also was a talented artist and worked in calligraphy, drawing and painting.

As a young man, he was a baseball hitting and fielding champion on the Island and was a member of the Staten Island Baseball Oldtimers, and had been called the “Galloping Ghost” in an Advance article.

Mr. Tormey played on many Island baseball teams, including Bill Canlon’s Travelers and FDNY and Coast Guard teams. He was selected by Bill Terry of the former New York Giants baseball team to play center field at an exhibition game for the 60th anniversary of the National Baseball League in the former Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan.

“Born in 1914, my father outlived most of his generation, yet he still had hundreds of friends. He had a strong moral compass, unshakable faith and was utterly dependable. He loved his family and will deeply missed by all who knew him,” said, his daughter, Elizabeth Tormey.

A devout Catholic, Mr. Tormey was a longtime parishioner of St. Christopher’s R.C. Church, Grant City, where he was a daily communicant and a past president of the Holy Name Society.

Virginia, his wife of 58 years, died in 2005.

In addition to his daughter, Elizabeth, surviving are his sons, Thomas and Michael; his daughters, Mary-Deirdre Coraggio and Virginia T. Friedman; his brother, Richard; his sister, Delores Smith, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be Saturday from the Hanley Funeral Home, New Dorp, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Christopher’s Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Brighton.


Tormey, Thomas A. [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

It appears that Thomas was never able take advantage of the scholarship to Manhattan.

May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: To bad! Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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MOBIT: Stout, Angela Kathryn [MCxFaculty RIP] on 2015-Jul-21


Angela Kathryn Stout

Angela Kathryn Stout passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Passages Hospice and Sanctuary in New Orleans LA.

Daughter of Martha Roper Alexander and the late Conrad Dale Stout, a New Orleans attorney and later Federal Judge for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Sister of Martha Moncure Stout and sister-in-law of Allen Tyler Bixby. Aunt of Gabriel Adolfo Bello. Longtime best friend of Nita Flores. Also survived by many other loving relatives and friends.

Kathy had a Ph.D. in Sociology and was a professor at various colleges and universities over the past 34 years. She was passionate about her teaching and most recently taught at Manhattan College in the Bronx in New York and at Southern University of New Orleans.

During her teaching career Kathy received many recognitions and awards. She also contributed to various publications in her field.

Her last days were spent in comfort at Passages Hospice, thanks to their loving and caring staff.

A private memorial service will be held for immediate family and close friends.

The online memorial page is: In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathy’s memory may be made to Passages Hospice and Sanctuary, 617 Dublin St., New Orleans, LA 70118.

Arrangements handled by NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NEW ORLEANS, 3801 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. 504-464-3095

Funeral Home
Neptune Society – New Orleans
3801 Williams Blvd. Suite A
Kenner, LA 70065

Published in The Times-Picayune from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16, 2015


Stout, Angela Kathryn [MCxFaculty RIP] 


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MOBIT: Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr. obit mentions Alma Mater


Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr.

Joseph A. Della-Giustina Sr., 92, of Agawam, MA and Lake Worth, FL went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2015 at JFK Memorial Hospital, Lake Worth, FL.

He was born June 5, 1923 to Caterina Bianchi and Augustus Della-Giustina in their Loring Street home in Springfield, MA. Joe was known by the nickname “Skip” in the city’s South End where he grew up. Under the GI bill he earned Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Education degrees from the American International College. He was an Economics teaching fellow and member of the Zeta Chi Fraternity at the College He also earned a CAGS from the University of Connecticut at Storrs where he was enrolled in the Doctoral Program. He graduated from the High School of Commerce. As part of his U.S. Army education, he also studied at the University of Alabama and Manhattan College in New York.

On June 22, 2012, Joe became a Chevalier (Knight) when he received the French National Order of the Legion of Honour from French Consul General Christophe Guilhou. He was declared to be a World War II war hero in honor of landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and fighting throughout France to liberate the country. He helped to free St. Lo and Cherbourg and was a mine sweeper from there to Paris. He fought in Belgium and Germany helping to build the pontoon bridge at Remagen and run a POW camp. Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, and Springfield Veterans Director Thomas Belton participated in the ceremony. In 1992 he and his family retraced his WWII steps, finding the exact place he had landed at Omaha Beach, and reuniting with French friends from the War.

Joe was the first General Manager of the Springfield Teachers Credit Union (STCU). Previously he was at the High School of Commerce in Springfield both as a guidance counselor and business math teacher. Earlier he taught in the Southwick Public School System. He also taught business math and accounting for the evening sessions at Springfield Technical Community College. He served as chairman of both the Agawam Board of Selectmen and School Committee.

In 2012 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Agawam Democratic Town Committee. In 2003 he was chosen Italian of the Year by the Agawam Sister City Committee. He was a member of the Agawam City Charter Committee which changed Agawam from a town to a city. He was a founding member of the Agawam UNICO and chairman of its Scholarship Committee. He served as the Town’s first Personnel Director, ran the Agawam Adult Softball League, and taught golf to youngsters through the Recreation Department.

For years he served on the Democratic Town Committee and as a delegate to Democratic State Conventions. He was a member of the Agawam Senior Center Chapter II and enjoyed the bus trips to Mohegan Sun. Before World War II Joe manufactured rifles at the Springfield Armory where he met his wife Jennie Subotin. Their voyages took them and his family to Italy, Paris, the French Riviera, Normandy, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Canada, Mexico, and around the United States.

He was an avid Red Sox fan since he was a young boy when he would jump the train to Fenway Park to watch Ted Williams play. He often talked about the Sox and meeting Williams years later.

Peace issues, fairness, education, women and children’s rights were his main concerns. He very much enjoyed his winter home in Florida. His family thanks him for being such a wonderful, loving father who was an inspiration to all who knew him. His spirit, generosity, and love for both Jesus and his family never diminished.

Joe was predeceased by his wife of 60 years Jennie Subotin who died in 2005. He is survived by their three children, Dr. Marsha Della-Giustina of Arlington, MA, Dr. Jo-Ann Della Giustina of Plymouth, MA, and Dr. Joseph Jr. and his wife Jacqueline of Palm Beach, FL. He leaves one granddaughter Joey Nicole Della-Giustina who gave him a lot of joy and love, her fiancée Zachary Atkinson, and great-granddaughter Lailah Rayne, who all lived with him in Lake Worth. Joe is also survived by his caregiver Verna Taylor. He relied on her daily to care for him, read him the Bible, and pray with him. He also leaves his last surviving sibling Dr. Daniel Della-Giustina of Morgantown, WV. He was predeceased by his sister Eleanor Papadakis of Holyoke, MA and Southington, CT, and Dr. Victor Della-Giustina of Augusta, GA. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Helen Lawrenchuk and predeceased by sisters-in-law Zoafia Demko, Mary Gagliarducci, and brother-in law Stanley Subotin, all of Agawam. Joe is survived by dear friends especially Steven and Warren and the rest of the Miodowski family of Agawam, Brian Ahern of Springfield, many nieces, nephews, and beloved godchildren Dr. Kathryn Papadakis of Southington, CT, John Della-Giustina of Sierra Vista, AZ, Diana Subotin Ladden of Ludlow, VT, and Ann Marie Phillips of Agawam.

His funeral service will be conducted by a family friend whom Joe considered to be a “son,” the Reverend Tom Crouse from the Cornerstone Church in Myrtle Beach, SC. on Tuesday, August 11th at 11AM at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, 985 Main Street in Agawam. Burial will follow in Agawam Center Cemetery. A visiting hour will precede the service from 10-11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Fund, Dept. W, 555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT. 06511. For more information please visit:

Funeral Home: Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home of Agawam 985 Main Street Agawam, MA 01001(413) 786-2600

Published in The Republican from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2015


Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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