Tag Archives: MC1989

JUPDATE: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) and I id-ed folks from recent obit


Paul F. Murray
July 24 at 9:02pm

I was saddened to learn today that Professor Mary Ann Groves passed away last November 29th.

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Peter Sheridan and 10 others (Kathy McDermott, Tom Gibbons, Suzanne Lauchaire Lubomski, Edward Hoyt, Kimberly Stacel, Cherise Soukup La Monica, Kathleen Beirne Monroe, Barbara Sullivan, Jose Hernandez, Julieanne Boone Himsworth, Mary Ann Lynch Minson) like this.

Doris Moran 86 Psychology and Sociology – I will remember her heart warming smile and the look of reassurance she would give
July 24 at 9:13pm

Mary Ann Lynch Minson I’m very sorry to hear this. A lovely woman.
July 24 at 9:51pm

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[JR: It took McEneney, Mike (MC1953) and I a while but this is who we could identify.]


Hernandez, Jose [MC1962]

Himsworth, Julieanne Boone [MC2004]

Hoyt, Edward (MC1989)

Kimberly Stacel [MC1988]

La Monica, Cherise Soukup [MC2001]

Lubomski, Suzanne Lauchaire [MC1997]

McCabe, Nicole (MC2005)

Minson, Mary Ann Lynch [MC2003]

Monroe, Kathleen Beirne [MC1992]

Murray, Paul F. [MC1967]

Sheridan, Peter T. (MC1981)

Sheridan, Peter Thomas (MC1997)

Sullivan, Barbara [MC1989]

[JR: As best we could find. Any help would be appreciated.]

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GOOGLE+: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) Peekskill blood drive Sunday 8/10/14



McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) shared

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BLOOD DRIVE  —  SUNDAY 10th AUGUST 2014 — 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Blood reserves are challenged by Summer patient demand…..please consider donating blood and giving the gift of life!

Father Wilson HallAssumption Church
131 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY  10566

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[JR: A cause near and dear to my heart. My wife’s losing battle was made possible by many generous souls giving blood and platelet. I just donated platelets on Friday so I walk my talk. It’s truly the gift of life.]

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GOOGLE+: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) in “Florida English” 10/2014


MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Shared publiclyYesterday 5:49 PM

Very pleased to hear, today, that two of my poems (“Shamrocks” and “Blood Pudding”) will appear in the 2014 (Irish-American themed) issue of Florida English, forthcoming in October 2014.


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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

[JR: well done!]

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JLINKEDIN: Bal, Darek [MC1989] Director Weight Watchers International



Bal, Darek [MC1989]
Director at Weight Watchers International
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Services

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JLINKEDIN: DeBenedictis, Robert [MC1989] President La Squisita Food



DeBenedictis, Robert [MC1989]
Greater New York City Area
Food & Beverages

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[JR: Note — MC marketing finance]

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JFACEBOOK: Three from Class of 89 linking up



John Curving
June 18 at 1:11pm · Jacksonville, FL
Any members from the class of. 89-90 in the group??

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Robert Gesell
Class of 89
June 26 at 9:24am

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John Curving
Robert I am An ME also from 1989.
June 26 at 9:56am

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Laura A. Schmidt
Class of 89.
June 27 at 11:22am 

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Curving, John [MC1989]

Gesell, Robert  [MC1989]

Schmidt, Laura A. [MC1989]

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JLINKEDIN: Mulvey, Diane [MC1989] Senior Financial Analyst


Mulvey, Diane [MC1989]
Senior Financial Analyst
Greater New York City Area
Consumer Goods


Senior Financial Analyst with proven track record for excellent business analysis seeking new opportunity.

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JEMAIL: Roche, John (MC1964) responds to McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)


Reporter : JOHN ROCHE
Website or source of news?: http://www.catholicleague.org/myths-of-the-magdalene-laundries/
What did you find?: In response to Maryann McCarra-Fitzpatrick’s comments on the Magdalen Laundries, here is the truth:

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Roche, John (MC1964)

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ENDNOTE: Magdalene Laundries


[JR: I defer to a fellow alum’s rant.]


I literally couldn’t pick just one part of this to share, the whole article needs context and needs to be read from start to finish. It’s not an easy read, but we are all accountable.

McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)


No country for young women: Honour crimes and infanticide in Ireland
Posted on June 3, 2014 by Stephanie Lord

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When I was in first year in secondary school in 1997, a girl in the year above me was pregnant. She was 14. The only people who I ever heard say anything negative about her were a group of older girls who wore their tiny feet “pro-life” pins on their uniforms with pride. They slagged her behind her back, and said she would be a bad mother. They positioned themselves as the morally superior ones who cared for the baby, but not the unmarried mother. They are the remnants of an Ireland, a quasi-clerical fascist state, that we’d like to believe is in the past, but still lingers on.

The news broke last week of a septic tank filled with the remains of 796 children and babies in Galway. The remains were accumulated from the years 1925 to 1961 and a common cause of death was malnutrition and preventable disease. The Bon Secours “Home” had housed thousands of unmarried mothers and their children down through the years. These women had violated the honour of their communities, by bringing shame on their families through “illegitimate” pregnancy and therefore had to be hidden at all costs, and punished for their transgressions. The children died as they lived, discarded like the refuse of society that the Church considered them and the mothers that gave birth to them to be. Most of the children who survived were put to work in industrial schools under the supervision of perverts and sadists.

Thousands of the healthy ones were sold abroad – mostly to the US – for “adoption.” For the ones who remained, the outlook was poor. Mortality rates of 50% or 60% were common in these homes. In the case of the ones that died, either the Church did not feel they were valuable enough to feed and care for, or they actively worked towards their death. The risk they posed to the social order by virtue of the circumstances of their conception and birth was too great to let go unchecked. These children certainly did not die for lack of money or resources on the Church’s part (they had an income from the children they sold), and the fewer children of this kind there were, the less threat there was to the church’s control over society.

If the Church had allowed them to grow up to be functioning adults in Irish society it would have ran the risk of demonstrating that the institution of marriage was not absolutely integral to the moral well-being of a person. Women were not allowed keep their babies because the shame that their existence brought upon the community would be far too great. They were imprisoned within Magdalene Laundries to atone for their sins of honour, and their babies were removed from them as part of their punishment – women who dishonoured the community were deemed to unfit to parent.

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But when we look the other way, and allow the lie that we live in a modern progressive democracy to breathe, we allow our authoritarian Catholic past to continue to cast its shadow.

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[JR: Speechless!]

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JFOUND: McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989) reads poetry 6/6




2014 05 09 mccarra

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[JR:  Asked for authentication.] 

Yes, that’s mine. Threw it together using Power Point.

I’ll also be reading poetry at the Paramount Theater on the evening of 6th June, for the party opening the “Open Studios” weekend (I….and two other poets will take turns reading at various intervals during the evening– should be interesting to see how that works out……).

Thanks for confirming the email was indeed from you. Emails with linky bits always make me a little nervous.

all best,


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McCarra-Fitzpatrick MaryAnn (MC1989)

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