JTWITTER: Costigan, Bridget Robeson [MC????] visits alma matter


Bridget Robeson Costigan‏ @CostiganBridget Dec 5

2018 12Dec 10 Costigan

Very much enjoyed the visit to my alma matter, Manhattan College, with my girls ⁦@AlyssaCostigan⁩ and @LyndseyCostigan. Thanks ⁦⁦@Coach_Sahar⁩ for the tour and ⁦⁦@heathervulin⁩ for inviting us to Manhattan Madness and a Practice. Go lady Jaspers!

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Bridget Robeson Costigan

Coach of 2017 AAU D1 National Runner Up @PVVogues2022 , Mom of #10 @AlyssaCostigan 2022 and #33 @LyndseyCostigan 2023

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Costigan, Bridget Robeson [MC????]

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JOBIT: O’Leary, Arthur G. [MC1946 RIP] 2018-Dec-04



Arthur G. O’Leary
March 29, 1925 – December 4, 2018
Montgomery, New York

Arthur was born on March 29, 1925 and passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Arthur was a resident of Montgomery, New York at the time of passing.

Arthur was a graduate of NFA, class of 1943, in Newburgh and of Manhattan College, class of 1946, in NYC and of NYS Medical School, class of 1950 in Brooklyn.

He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the 25th Division during the Korean War as a Battalion Surgeon,1952 to 1954 and was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars as well as two Purple Hearts.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM, Monday, December 10, 2018, at Holy Name of Mary Church, 89 Union St., Montgomery, NY. Donations may be made to: Orange County Right to Life PO Box 51, Washingtonville NY 10992 Charity of One’s Choice Visitation at the Millspaugh Funeral Directors from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on December 10, 2018.

Donations may be made to: Orange County Right to Life PO Box 51, Washingtonville NY 10992 Charity of One’s Choice Visitation at the Millspaugh Funeral Directors from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on December 10, 2018.


O’Leary, Arthur G. [MC1946 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106638327

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JOBIT: Murtagh, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Dec-07



Thomas J. Murtagh
1930 – 2018 Obituary 

Scarsdale – Thomas Joseph Murtagh passed away on December 7, 2018, born on January 7, 1930 in New York City where he was raised. Thomas graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School and then received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and a M.B.A. from New York University. He was a graduate of the U.S. Navy Officers Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and served as a Lieutenant in U.S. Navy. Thomas was a telecommunication engineer and a tariff specialist for N.Y. Telephone Company and Verizon Communications.

Thomas was predeceased by his parents Michael and Mary Murtagh, brothers Martin, John and Hugh Murtagh and sister Mary Finn, and son in law Robert Sutcliffe. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Mary (McGuire) Murtagh, son Bryan Murtagh (Margaret O’Brien), daughters Margaret Sutcliffe, Katherine Korz (Carl) and Maryellen Iuzzolino (Greg). Also surviving are his grandchildren Catherine and Mary Murtagh; Kara, Kyle and Brett Sutcliffe; Colon, Mallory and Owen Korz; Jack, Henry and William Iuzzolino.

Mass of Christian Burial Monday December 10, 2018 10AM Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Scarsdale. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery Valhalla, NY. Visitation Sunday December 9, 2018 2-5 & 7-9 PM at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes 824 Scarsdale Ave Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Published in the The Journal News from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2018


Murtagh, Thomas J. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

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

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JLINKEDIN: Brantley, Kate [MC2007] Learning and Development Coord



Brantley, Kate [MC2007] 
Learning and Development Coordination / Operations Support
Greater New York City Area

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POSITRACTION: Smartphone app can now diagnose anemia



Engineer Creates Smartphone App That Screens for Anemia By Taking Pictures of Your Fingernails
By Good News Network-Dec 4, 2018

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A newly-developed smartphone app can now diagnose anemia without even having to take a blood sample

Anemia is a condition that develops when a person’s blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or haemoglobin. It affects two billion people worldwide and if it is left untreated, it can lead to fatigue, paleness, and cardiac distress.

But now instead of a blood test, biomedical engineers have created an app that can use smartphone photos of someone’s fingernails taken to accurately measure how much haemoglobin is in their blood.

“All other ‘point-of-care’ anemia detection tools require external equipment, and represent trade-offs between invasiveness, cost, and accuracy,” said principal investigator Doctor Wilbur Lam, associate professor of paediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. “This is a standalone app whose accuracy is on par with currently available point-of-care tests without the need to draw blood.”

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Wow.  This would have been a great help to my now deceased wife who was afflicted with an unknown blood disease that required haemoglobin monitoring.

Hope this fellow has other breakthroughs.

A stunning achievement.

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ENDNOTE: Is Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?



More than 5,500 women came to Illinois to have an abortion last year amid growing restrictions in the Midwest

by Angie Leventis Lourgos Chicago Tribune

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Timna Axel poses for a portrait in her bedroom Nov. 28, 2018, at her home in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Axel is a volunteer with Midwest Access Coalition, a nonprofit that hosts folks traveling to Illinois for abortions. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune)

One woman came to Chicago by bus from Indianapolis in mid-2017, pregnant but with medical complications that would have made labor and delivery potentially dangerous. Another woman traveled here from Wisconsin in March because she didn’t have the financial means or will to have a baby.

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Sadly, I guess that really does make Chicago the “murder capital of the world”?

It’s a suicidal death wish of humanity.


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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two others


Good Afternoon All,

Nancy Maksomski ‘ 98 asks for our prayers for two very good Friends.

First for Dr. Arthur O’Leary, a neighbor and very good Friend of Nancy’ s Family. Fellow Jasper Dr. O’Leary was on our prayer list several months ago. He was called home  quietly in his sleep on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Nancy tells us that unfortunately, that his Wife, Catherine, was in Hospital recovering from some stomach problems. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife of 64 years, Catherine and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Nancy further tells us that Dr. O’Leary had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed spending time with the Neighborhood Kids. When Nancy left for Manhattan College, he presented her with a stuffed toy RAM and told her to feed it one Jasper a day. He will be missed and Nancy will miss spending time with him. Dr. O’Leary was a United States Army Korean War Veteran who served in the 25th Division Medical Core, serving with distinction as a Battalion Surgeon and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and Two Purple Hearts. An amazing feat for a Surgeon. Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2018, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Millspaugh Funeral Home, Walden, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, Monday, December 10, 12:30 PM at Holy Name of Mary Church, Montgomery, N.Y. The Family have shared the Following Obituary Link

https://www. millspaughfuneralhome.com/ notices/Arthur-OLearyMD

From Nancy, we also pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Barbara L. Quadrini, of Marlborough, New Hampshire, Mother of Fellow Jasper Dr. Karen Quadrini PhD ’98 BS. Mrs. Quadrini was called home on December 2, 2018. We pray for Mrs. Quadrini, her Husband of 62 years, Ted, their seven Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 10, 2018, at Saint Bernard’s Church, Keene, New Hampshire. Visitation will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Foley Funeral Home, Keene, New Hampshire. We pray that the Family find comfort in the certain knowledge that this good women is at peace in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Famiky have shared the following Obituary Link. 

https//www.dignitymemorial. com/obituaries/keene-nh/ barbara-quadrini-8079396

Thank you Nancy, Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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