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JOBIT: Cummings, Sister Martha [MC1971 RIP] reported by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

                  The April 17th Edition of Catholic New has an Obituary for Sister Martha Cummings who received her Masters from Manhattan in  1971. From 1966 to 1979 she was assigned to St Barnabas Elementary School, where she left a lasting impression on many children, including our four.


    Sister Martha Cummings, S.C., who was an elementary school teacher and then a nurse, died Feb. 16 at Mary the Queen Convent, Yonkers. She was 76.

    She taught at St. Raymond’s. the Bronx, 1958-1961, and Sacred Heart, Manhattan, 1961-1966. She taught at St. Barnabas Elementary School, the Bronx, 1966-1971, and was assistant principal there, 1971-1979.

    She became a practical nurse and worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery, 1980-1981. She went on to become a registered nurse and served at Bellevue Hospital, 1983-1996.

    She ministered at Mary the Queen Convent as assistant administrator, 1996-1998, and administrator, 1998-2004. She was administrator at St. Martin DePorres Infirmary for the Dominican Sisters of  Blauvelt, 2004-2014.

    Born in New York City, she entered the Sisters of Charity of New York in 1955 and professed final vows 1963. She was formerly know as Sister James Carmita.

    She earned a Masters Degree in American history from Manhattan College (1971), a nursing degree from Edna McConnell School of Nursing, and a Masters Degree in health administration from Long Island University.

    A funeral Mass was offered Feb. 19 at the Convent of Mary the Queen. Burial was at the Sisters cemetery at Mount Saint Vincent, the Bronx.”

        The main Celebrant at her Mass was Father Martin Biglin who served as a parish priest at St Barnabas during the time that Sister Martha was assigned to St. Barnabas. Many of her former students attended her wake.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cummings, Sister Martha [MC1971 RIP]

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JOBIT: Oliva, L. Jay [MC1955 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

Friday’s NY Times has an Obituary for Jay Oliva PHD,’55, former President of NYU. I have a copy if you need it.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Found it. No mention of Alma Mater so it “flies” under my “radar”.]

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OLIVA–L. Jay. The NYU community grieves deeply the loss of its cherished 14th president, L. Jay Oliva. No one served NYU better or more faithfully than he, or did more to shape the NYU we know today.

Starting as a member of the history faculty in 1960, he went on to be the last dean of the Heights campus, helping to guide NYU through some of its most challenging moments. From that point forward, through his tenure as chancellor and then president, he had a key hand in engineering what has been described as the greatest success story in contemporary American higher education.

Understanding the diversity of student success at NYU, he cheered on NYU’s top students, our athletes, our performing artists, and our community service volunteers. Educator, mentor, leader, and great colleague and friend — he loved NYU through-and-through, believed in its promise, and led the way in making NYU a respected national research university and jump-starting its global efforts.

All those who wear violet mourn today, and we send our deepest sympathies to his wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen, his son Eddie and wife Christine, and his son Jay, wife Tina, and their children Caelinn and Declan. His absence from our community will be keenly felt, but his memory will live on in the great institution he did so much to build.

Martin Lipton, Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
John Sexton, President, NYU

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 18, 2014


Oliva, L. Jay [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/nytimes/l-jay-oliva-condolences/170694792?cid=full#sthash.lSeiFOpf.dpbs

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[JR: A better obit.]


NYU’s Fourteenth President L. Jay Oliva Passes Away
By Dana Daniels on April 18th, 2014

On Thursday April 17, NYU’s fourteenth president L. Jay Oliva passed away. His cause of death has yet to be released. The New York State native was 80-years-old at the time of his passing.

A graduate of Manhattan College and Syracuse University, Oliva began his tenure at NYU as a Russian professor in 1960 and served as an administrator from 1972 to 1991, when he assumed the role of NYU’s fourteenth president. After 11 years of service as president, Oliva passed the torch to John Sexton in 2002.

”Under Jay Oliva, we have really achieved much of what we dreamt of 25 years ago,” NYU chairman Martin Lipton told the Times in 2001. ”We have finished the transformation from a regional commuter school to a global university.”

Under Oliva, NYU completed the first $1 billion fundraising campaign in higher education. Furthermore, the idea of NYU as a “global university” can be directly attributed to Oliva, who wanted to give every NYU student the opportunity to study abroad. And as the American university that sends the most students abroad, it’s safe to say that Oliva’s mission has been pursued even after his presidency.

In the years after his retirement from the presidency, Oliva remained a part of the NYU community through his leadership of the Skirball Center.

“The NYU we know today — the NYU that attracts the finest students from all over the world, that can go head-to-head to recruit scholars at the top of their fields, that sends more students to study abroad than any other, that is a member of the University Athletic Association — would not have been possible without Jay Oliva,” said Lipton and Sexton in an email to the NYU community. “He was a key engineer of the transformation of NYU.”

Our thoughts are with Oliva’s family and loved ones.

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cite Sheehan, Bill [MC1951] Electrical Power Systems Course

Dear John,

I received this announcement from Bill Sheehan who received his Masters in 1981 from Manhattan.

I thought some of our readers might be interested in this course.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Subject: Fw: IEEE PES Electrical Power Systems Course


Please: Forward on to your brother.

Bill Sheehan
Security & Privacy Consultant
IBM Global Business Services – US Federal

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The IEEE NY PES-IAS Joint Chapter is pleased to announce an Electrical Power Systems course to be held May 15th through June 26th at Parsons Brinkerhoff offices at 1 Penn Plaza. 1.4 CEU’s will be awarded.

The course is intended for engineers new to the field or with limited experience. Registration is limited.


Transmission Feeders Engineering

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[JR: To minimize space in the email distribution, I parked it on the “Back Lot”.]


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JOBIT: Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP] reported by O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)


John –

We lost another Jasper.

Lenard Doran, Class of ‘53A,died over the weekend.

I knew him in high school and we were classmates AT Manhattan.

Obit dated today, 4/14 20134 in the Middlesex News (Framingham, MA)

Bob O’Connor

O’Connor, Bob (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob. Much appreciated. You were first; even in front of me.]

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Leonard J. Doran

Leonard J. Doran, 85, formally of Forest Hills, NY, passed away peacefully at home in Framingham this past Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Matthew J. & Elizabeth A. (O’Brien) Doran of Framingham and husband of the late Bridie (Gilmartin) Doran of Forest Hills, NY. Leonard was educated at St. Mary’s High School in Waltham Massachusetts, served in the U.S. Army, attended Manhattan College, New York, NY, and went on to earn a master’s degree of law from New York University.

He worked for many years as a corporate attorney for American International Group, Inc. (AIG) insurance company in Manhattan, NY until his retirement.

He was an avid stamp & coin collector and loved to travel with Ireland being his favorite destination. Leonard was also a master at crossword puzzles and could complete a New York Time’s crossword in record time. He enjoyed a spirited card game and had a special love for children.

He is survived by his son Matthew M. Doran of Queens, NY, siblings Brendan S. Doran of Framingham and F. Brien Doran of Dublin, CA, nieces & nephews in the U.S., and many cousins in Ireland. He is predeceased by his sister Rosemary A. (Doran) Medeiros and Kevin J. Doran both formally of Framingham, MA.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00pm at Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday April 16, at 9 AM from the Norton Funeral Home followed by his funeral Mass at 10 AM at St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Fenwick St. Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Leonard J. Doran to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). For online guestbook and directions, please log onto http://www.nortonfuneralhome.com.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Apr. 14, 2014


Doran, Leonard J. [MC1953 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/metrowestdailynews/leonard-j-doran-condolences/170639784?cid=full#sthash.hwtjOTUw.dpbs

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JUPDATE: Gilligan, Brian [MC1981] id-ed McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


RE: JFOUND: Gilligan, Brian 1981 teacher and commander in the Navy Reserve

Dear John,

I believe that Brian is a member of the Class of 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Gilligan, Brian [MC1981]

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JUPDATE: Boyle, Sarah [MC2009] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


RE:JFACEBOOK: Boyle, Sarah [MC????] is hunting

Dear John,

I believe that Sarah is a member of the Class of 2009.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Boyle, Sarah [MC2009]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on Maddalo, Anthony [MC1976]


Dear John,

Here is a piece from The Mount Saint Michael Academy Newsletter about the work of Dr. Anthony Maddalo, ’76.


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Dr. Anthony Maddalo ’72, chief advisor to the Mount’s Sports Medicine Program, came to the Mount on Thursday, February 27 to give a lecture to sophomores, juniors and seniors enrolled in the Mount’s Sports Medicine program. Dr. Maddalo is a trainer for the NY Rangers and has a successful orthopedic surgery practice in Westchester.

Dr. Maddalo will be instrumental in developing and implementing rigorous externships for participating students, who will be able to intern with college level athletic trainers, watch orthopedic surgeries and work with therapists who treat sports injuries.

Says Dr. Maddalo, “This program is unique in that it will help students embark on a fast track to a variety of sports medicine careers within an unprecedented exposure to clinical situations.”

Currently, 42 students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) are registered in the program, taking advanced courses in biology, anatomy, math and sciences and learning the core principals and practices of athletic training.

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Maddalo, Anthony [MC1976]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) unravels the mystery and finds Hassan, Kevin [MC1981]


Dear John,

I found that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1981. See writeup below.


MFOUND: The Sunrisers’ Drum & Bugle Corps?


Frank Mauriello – The Sunrisers’ Drum & Bugle Corps

Kevin is a graduate of Manhattan College and is a CPA in State of Connecticut. Kevin also is currently the Asistant Band Director at Port Chester High School in …Frank Mauriello – The Sunrisers’ Drum & Bugle Corps

Kevin P. Hassan; Executive Director

Kevin Hassan has been active in Drum & Bugle Corps activities since the 1960’s. Kevin performed with the Noroton Heights (Ct) FD Drum & Bugle Corps, the Norwalk Hot Shots, the Milford Shoreliners and the Brassmen junior corps as well as the New York Skyliners, the Sunrisers and Connecticut Hurricanes in the DCA.

Kevin has held various managerial positions with a number of groups including the Sunrisers, Connecticut Hurricanes and Bushwackers. Kevin was the director for the Connecticut Hurricanes in 1993 and 1994 as well as the Corps President in 2010 and the President and Executive Director in 2011. Kevin also was the director of the Syracuse Brigadiers in 2003.

In his non-drum corps life, Kevin is a Managing Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the tax practice. He has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers and a predecessor firm – Coopers & Lybrand since 1981. Kevin is a graduate of Manhattan College and is a CPA in State of Connecticut. Kevin also is currently the Assistant Band Director at Port Chester High School in NY.

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. For some reason, I didn’t see that. Good work.]

Hassan, Kevin [MC1981]

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) cites Manhattan College Businessmens Reality Retreat Team on Facebook


Dear John,

         The Manhattan College Businessmens Reality Retreat Team has recently approved an enhanced social media approach to communicate news about the Retreat. In association with that, the Retreat’s new Facebook fan page launched just this week.   Once the page reaches 30 “likes”, we will have access to many useful features, including special naming and metrics.

         If a reader is a Facebook user, we ask that they please consider helping to ensure a successful launch, by simply visiting our page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manhattan-College-Reality-Retreat/212056118986514 and giving us a “like”.  This will help us to surpass that initial threshold number. This years Retreat will be held on September 12, 13 and 14 at the The Bishop Molloy Retreat House in Jamaica, Queens.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. I was number 27. So just a few more are needed.]

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JNEWS: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) honored at St. Barnabas Elementary School


Mike McEneney ’49 was recently honored at St. Barnabas Elementary Schools 100th Anniversary celebration. Mike moved to the Woodlawn section of the Bronx in 1939 and graduated St. Barnabas in 1945 before attending the Mount and then Manhattan College. After serving our country in the armed services Mike graduated from New York Law School and had a long and distinguished career in law.

Mike has volunteered his services to many charitable organizations and is a loyal and proud alumni of the Mount. The Marist Brothers and Mount Saint Michael Academy are very proud of you Mike! Well done!

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[JR: Obviously Mike hasn’t been spending all his time on Jasper Jottings. Congrats!  ]

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