MOBIT: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the O’Leary family


Good Morning All,

Tom McCarthy has shared the following Obituary that he received from Neil O’Leary which includes Visitation and Funeral arrangements. We continue to pray for Lillian, Neil and their Family as we remember this special Lady. She will be missed by many. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)  

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    Lillian M. O’Leary born in the Bronx, NY, on September 2, 1943, died on September 22nd. She resided in Dumont, NJ, prior to moving to Sarasota, FL (University Park Country Club) in 1999. She succumbed to ALS after a courageous two year battle.

    Lillian is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Cornelius J. O’Leary, two step-daughters, Joan Sartorio and her husband Tony, and Jill Kiernan and her husband Dave, as well as six grandchildren: David and his wife Lauren, Joseph, Andrew, Timothy, William and Jennifer. She also leaves seven first-cousins: Anne Martyn, Irene McLaughlin, Robert Cunniffe, Maurice Cunniffe, Marion Cunniffe, Morris Cunniffe and Thomas Cunniffe.

    Lillian attended Aquinas High School in the Bronx and received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fordham University. She was a teacher in the NYC Public Schools for 30 years finishing her career at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.  

    Lillian was an avid reader, a fabulous cook, and a world traveler visiting more than 170 countries during her life.  She was a wonderfully upbeat and generous lady who when you met her had an inner light that left you smiling and feeling happy to have known her. Her sense of humor delighted her family and friends.

    A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, October 8th at 10AM at Sacred Heart Church in Haworth, NJ. Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visitation is Friday, October 7th, from 3-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.

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JNEWS: Torres, Ricardo [MC????] CEO National Student Clearinghouse


Rick Torres | President and Chief Executive Officer, National Student Clearinghouse

Rick Torres is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Student Clearinghouse, a position he has held since January 2008.

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Torres spent his career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, spanning several industry sectors, including health care, financial services, and fast-moving consumer goods in leadership positions, including finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, and executive management for PepsiCo, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Capital One.

Throughout his career, he has served on several boards, including the John Tyler Community College Foundation, National College Access Network, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, and the American Association of Community Colleges, where he is currently on their Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. In addition, Torres was a founding member and sits on the Executive Committee of the Groningen Declaration Network Group, a multi-national group of leaders dedicated to developing a trusted international data exchange ecosystem.

Education, Honors and Achievements

Torres holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.

In 2013, he was a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement

My passions include modern music, sports as a lifelong Yankees supporter as well as the Georgetown Hoyas and Manhattan College Jaspers. I’ve been fortunate to travel extensively over the course of my lifetime. The positive effect of multi-national cultural awareness in helping to develop greater international understanding cannot be overstated. Also, I like to exercise to partially offset my pursuit of good food, and I am big supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C. 

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Torres, Ricardo [MC????]

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JOBIT: Zagar, Walter T. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Sep-24


Walter T. Zagar of Columbus, New Jersey | 1928 – 2016 | Obituary

Sunday, Oct 02, 20163:00 PM-5:00 PM

Walter T. Zagar
October 15, 1928 – September 24, 2016

U.S. VeteranWalter T. Zagar, age 87, of Columbus, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday September 24, at Clare Estates Bordentown, NJ.

Walter was born in Brooklyn, NY, living in Baton Rouge, LA for 30 years before coming to Columbus, NJ in 2002.

He received his BS degree from Manhattan College, and his Masters, and Doctorate degree from Fordham University.

Walter was a Chemist for Exxon-Mobile plastics division before retiring.

He was a member, and former regional president Society of Plastics Engineers.

He was a former active member of St. Patrick’s RC Church, Baton Rouge.Walter is a parishioner of St. Mary’s RC Church, Bordentown, NJ

He was pre deceased by his wife Mary Louise, and a brother Frank.He is survived by 3 sons Tom (Paula), Curt (Anne), and Larry (Jane) and a daughter MaryAnn Zagar.Eight grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 3-5 PM, at the Huber-Moore Funeral Home, 517 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ, 609-298-0330.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday at St. Mary’s RC Church, Crosswicks Ave., Bordentown, NJ.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the LLS Foundation

Sunday, October 02, 20163:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Huber-Moore Funeral Home – Bordentown, NJ
517 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown, New Jersey 08505 


Zagar, Walter T. [MC???? RIP]


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JOBIT: Bucci, Giuseppe [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Sep-23


Dr. Giuseppe Bucci
August 8, 1944 – September 23, 2016   
Middlebury, Connecticut

Dr. Bucci was born on August 8, 1944 and passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Dr. Bucci was a resident of Middlebury, Connecticut at the time of his passing.

He attended and graduated Cardinal Hayes High School Manhattan College and the University of Missouri at Rolla completing a PhD in solid-state physics and chemistry.

He was married to Joanna.

Viewing will be held Monday September 26th 2-4pm 6-9pm at F. Ruggiero Sons 732 Yonkers Avenue Yonkers New York 10704. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday September 27th 9:30am at Immaculate Conception Church 754 E. Gun Hill Road Bronx NY. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx NY.


Bucci, Giuseppe [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares what ESPN did not see fit to show


Good Morning All,

Pete Sweeney shared this incredible footage that ESPN did not see fit to show and I felt, as we say a little prayer for our United States Of America, these shots would resonate with you. Perhaps you might even see your way clear to share it. Thank you for your prayers, your steadfast support for those in need of our prayers and for being you. Thank you Peter. Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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Subject: Yessss!
For those who saw the football game on Monday.
We missed this view.
Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium turn red, white and blue. It took 90 workers two weeks to get all of the colored card boards mounted under each seat.  Each piece of card board had eye slits in them so the fans could hold up the colored sheet and still see through the eye slits.  Every seat had to have the proper card, with no mistakes, to make this happen.
This is what ESPN failed to show you Monday night.  Apparently, they thought their commercials were more important than showing this scene for about 5seconds.

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Forward this to as many people as you can so that they can see this incredible display!

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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COMMENT: Toner, Mike (MC1972) What, exactly, is the problem with providing bathrooms for transgendered people?


Toner, Mike (MC1972)

Last week’s endnote…
ENDNOTE: Massachusetts wants a parish fish fry to be considered “secular”?

What, exactly, is the problem with providing bathrooms for transgendered people? Not sure I understand the threat to our “religious freedom” – unless that “freedom” is interpreted to mean freedom to be mean-spirited and discriminatory…

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Let me see if I can itemize the problems I have with this Taxchusetts Gooferment diktat.

(1) Private property

(2) Interference with “religion”

(3) Public interest in “transgendered freedom”

(4) The proper role of religion in secular issues

(5) The overall over reach of the regulatory state

That should about do it.

I’m sure that the good people involved in the Church in question would approach every one with charity and provide such toilet facilities as they possibly could. When I had asthma and the bathrooms were downstairs, I was offered the use of the bathroom in the sacristy. I’m sure that discrete arrangements could be made. And would be. BUT, retrofitting a special bathroom would be fantastically expensive in most old structures. Gooferment Skrules have nurses’ offices with bathrooms that can be provided. 

So the diktat improperly infringes on private property, interferes with the free exercise of religion, and is a total overreach into the private social space.

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JNEWS: Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957) publishes last column


Two Deaths 

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A sad announcement. Key West Lou COMMENTARY will be no more. The column presently on the stands is the last that will appear in KONK Life.

I have been doing the column ten years. Loved doing it. Nothing is forever, however. It was time to put the column to bed.

This weekend was the first in years that I  had to myself for other than the column. Which means I had nothing to do saturday and sunday. I enjoyed my first lazy weekend in years.

Guy de Boer publishes KONK Life. I thank him for the opportunity to write. I shall be eternally grateful. He never questioned content or positions taken. I was a free agent at all times.

Enjoy your day!

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Petrone, Louis S. “Key West Lou” (MC1957)

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