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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Ronan family


Buzz Ronan ’59 informed Mike McEneney his wife, Roberta, a friend to several of us, and a very special Lady was called home at 5:00 PM, today, Thursday, 12/18/14. This good woman has been in our prayers as she struggled with the West Nile Virus. Roberta was part of our Prayer Group as she so willingly shared many of our prayer requests with her own Prayer Group. A prayerful Lady, a good wife and mother who will be missed by many. Please keep Roberta, Buzz (Martin) and their Family in your prayers. As God has called her home, we pray that her Family and friends find comfort in the sure knowledge that Roberta is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Arrangements are not complete at this time. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Good Morning All,

Buzz Ronan shared with us the Funeral Home Web Site for arrangements.

Visitation: 12/21/14 – 2:00 PM – 4:00PM and 7:00PM – 9:00 PM

Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home
767 East Boston Post Road
Mamaroneck, N. Y. 10543

Mass Of Christian Burial: 12/22/14 – 10:00 AM

Sts. John & Paul Roman Catholic Church
280 Weaver Street
Larchmont, N.Y.10538

There is a wonderful Tribute/Obituary to this prayerful, dedicated lady, the good that she did, the Charities that were special to her and she supported, her love and grace for all. I am so far unable to pull it off the Web Site to share it with you and in case I am unable to do so please visit the Web Site.


Please keep Roberta, Buzz and their Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Obituary for Roberta S. Ronan

Roberta Ronan, 71, of Larchmont, NY passed away peacefully on December 18, 2014.

Roberta was born and raised in the Bronx, and graduated from St. Raymond’s School, Elizabeth Seton High School, College of Mount Saint Vincent, and Monroe College School of Business. She started Cornell University School of Nursing, but left to marry her beloved husband, Martin W. Ronan, Jr.

She devoted her life to raising her four children, and actively participating in, and generously giving to, her community. A resident of Larchmont since 1976, Roberta’s volunteering included her long-time participation in the Mamaroneck school PTAs, working for many years in the Youth Employment Office at Mamaroneck High School.

She was devoted to her spiritual community, including the parish of the Sts. John and Paul Church, where she sang in the choir, was an Adult Advisor for the Teen Club, and served as a Co-President of the School of Religion and a Co-President of the Women’s Guild. At Sts. John and Paul, she scheduled the altar servers for over twenty-five years and served as coordinator for the Food Bank.

She was a Board Member of the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force since its inception; worked for over twenty-five years for the late Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR; was active at Abraham House, in the South Bronx; and founded an on-line prayer chain.

Her good works were recognized by The Sarah Neuman Nursing Home, the DayStar Program, which runs the Good Counsel Home for unwed mothers on the grounds of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Harrison, and The St. Augustine’s Ladies Auxiliary and Sts. John & Paul Women’s Guild, from whom she received the Sylvia Muldoon Woman of Spirit Award in 2013.

In addition to her husband, Roberta is survived by her children, Christopher (Melissa), Sarah Boraczek (Robert), John (Victoria), and Matthew (Kimberly), her ten grandchildren – with whom she shared countless hours and adventures — and her brothers, John Sabatini (Patricia), and Richard Sabatini (Dale). She was predeceased by her father and mother, and her brother William.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roberta’s memory to the Sisters of Life, 38 Montebello Rd., Suffern, NY 10901 (www.sistersoflife.org) or the Larchmont/Mamaroneck Hunger Task Force, Inc., P.O. Box 112, Larchmont, NY 10538.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Burke family


Good Afternoon All,

I am saddened to share with you the passing of Ann Burke’s Mom. Mrs. Burke was called home this morning. She has been in our prayers these past few weeks and we prayed for the best. Ann shared a couple of thoughts. First, ” Thank you all for your prayers and kind thoughts.” Second, ” Prayer works,” Mrs. Burke was spared the ordeal of long suffering. Third, ” She was with them for 88 1/2 years,” and that was special. Ann asks that we keep up the prayers, especially for her Dad. We pray that Ann, her Dad and their Family find peace in the sure knowledge that their loved one is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom Of Heaven. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Good Evening All, 
I have heard from Ann Burke with the Funeral arrangements for her Mother, Mrs. Veronica Burke.  The wake will be from 3-6 pm this Sunday, 12/21, at the Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 309 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ.  The phone number is 908-273-2323. The funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 am on Monday, 12/22, at St. Teresa’s Church, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ, phone number: 908-277-3700.  Please keep Mrs. Burke, Ann, her Dad and their Family in your prayers during this difficult time. The death of someone you love leaves a void in your heart. For Ann and her Family, we pray that that void is filled with the memory of Mrs. Burke, her love and spirit and the special moments shared in this good women’s life and the sure knowledge that Mrs. Burke is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reports on McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Good Morning All,

Jim Smith shared some more good news regarding Mike and Cathie McEneney. Having spoken with Cathie, he tells us that she is doing much better, both enjoying a relaxing moment at home. We all share relief and a smile for these two good friends. Thank you Jim. God Bless. Phil Colon

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds a co-workers Son


Good morning All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for a co-workers Son. As Ryan expects results from his Cardiologist, we pray for Ryan and his family, that results are as prayed for and if necessary, that treatment is manageable and effective. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a co-worker of mine


Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke asks for our prayers for a Co-Worker who is facing a Final Test Challenge. She needs a good grade on her last test, this Tuesday, in order to earn her Masters Degree. Compared to some of the requests we put up, this one may not seem too critical but as John says, ” To her it is a big hurdle. She needs to hit it out of the park.” John calls upon: St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Our Lady Of Good Studies, Sacred Heart of Jesus Seat of Divine Wisdom Enlighten us. That is some pretty good company for us to add our voices to. We pray for a clear mind, confidence in her responses, certainty in what she has accomplished and how she has prepared and a prayer of thanks, at the end, for her success. Please add our own students to your prayers for their success as well.Thank you. God Bless.

PS: John tells us that in his day he made frequent reference to St. Thomas Aquinas. Sound familiar?

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Thanks to all. I received this about 8 minutes after the oral presentation ended.

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We killed it!!! Our professor loved it and said great job :-) our cohorts were so engaged and asked great questions!

Thank you Jaspers!

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Good Afternoon.

John Reinke shares with us a response from his co-worker whom we had in our prayers as she prepared for an important final exam. A prayer of thanks is in order. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) adds Key West Lou to the list



Good Afternoon All,

John Reinke has shared a request from fellow Jasper Lou Petrone ‘ 57, (Key West Lou).

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) on a life change


Please raise the Prayer volume once again for Lou’s dear Friends during this very difficult time. Thank you.

God Bless. 

Phil Colon

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) The Prayers are Working – Thank you!


Good Afternoon All,

Ann Burke shares an update and her thanks for all your prayers.

Ann’s Mom has been moved out of the criitical care unit and into an “intermediate” room at the hospital where they continue to treat her with antibiotics,. She will stay there somewhere between 2-4 days and will then be moved to a nursing home for rehabilitation for another 2-3 weeks. The doctor has told us that while there are no guarantees, he expects her to recover. As Ann says, ” Amazing for an 88 year old woman who was brought in 5 days earlier with congestive heart failure. The power of prayer once again. Thank you so very much. You have all made my Christmas very bright.”

Ann also tells us that there have been some complications as of late last night that threaten her Mom’s recovery. She pulled her feeding tube out and the MDs are having difficulty re-inserting it and may need to do a more invasive procedure. Mrs. Burke’s fragile state and lack of sustenance for a number of Hours is a major concern. As Ann has just said, ” This is going to be a rough road. Thank you to the prayer group for sharing it with me.”

Please keep the volume up for Ann’s Mom, Ann and their Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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