Daily Archives: May 12, 2019

JUPDATE: Clegg, John C. [MC1958 RIP] idet by O’Connell, Bill (MC1959)


John Clegg was in the Class of 1958 at Manhattan.

I continue to enjoy Jasper Jottings every Sunday morning. Thanks for your efforts in providing updates on the Jasper community.

Bill O’Connell ’59

[JR: Appreciate the compliment.  But it’s a team effort — McEneney, Mike (MC1953), Colon, Philip J. (MC1962), and others who write in with updates.  Wish we had the number of readers of a decade ago, but it is what it is.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Jeanine’s good result


Good Afternoon All,

I heard, a short while ago from Lou LaMatina, with great news. Jeanine is out of Surgery and everything went well. Lou and Jeanine thank you for all your prayers and good thoughts. Please keep Jeani e in your prayers for a speedy and complete rrecovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) Arrangements for Deacon Francis Flood [MC1954 RIP]


Dear John,

Below are the arrangements for Deacon Flood class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

> Subject: Arrangements for Deacon Francis Flood, RIP
> I regret to inform you of the passing of Division 15 Chaplain and long-time member of the Tara Color Guard, Deacon Francis “Frank” Flood. Please see the arrangements for his wake, church viewing, Mass of Transferal and Funeral Mass below:
>> Wake
>> Monday , 5/13
>> Massapequa Funeral Home – North Chapel
>> 2 to 4PM, 7 to 9PM
>> At the request of Frank’s family, there will NOT be a Hibernian Wake Service. The family feels that the funeral home will be very crowded and a service might hinder visitors from paying their respects. All members are encouraged to attend on their own. Sash is optional.
>> Church Viewing
>> Tuesday, 5/14
>> St Rose of Lima Church, 4-7PM
>> Mass of Transferal, 7:30PM
>> Division 15 Members will meet at the church at 6:45PM. ALL brothers are strongly encouraged to attend the viewing and the Mass to say farewell to our worthy Chaplain as Hibernians. Please wear your sash.
>> Funeral Mass
>> Wednesday, 5/15
>> St. Rose of Lima Church, 10AM
>> Burial at Grace Cemetery
> A telephone calling post will follow this email. Please forward this email on to any brother and sister Hibernians who may not be on my email list or registered for calling post messages.
> Thank you.
> —
> Ken

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Frank J. Flood, Deacon at St. Rose of Lima and Massapequa Water Commissioner

June 06, 2019
By Carolyn James
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Deacon Frank J. Flood

Deacon Frank J. Flood

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi begins with these words: Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy.

Frank Flood, a longtime resident of Massapequa Park, veteran and Deacon at St. Rose of Lima R.C. Church, lived those words every day.

“My dad lived a life of service, but his dedication to St. Rose brought him the most satisfaction,” said his son Michael. “My dad taught me character, not by words, but by his actions. He taught me always to do the right thing.”

Deacon Frank J. Flood Jr. died May 8, 2019. He was 88 years old.

Mr. Flood was born in New York City on May 18, 1930, the son of Francis and Margaret Flood.

He was raised in Bayside, Queens and served in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he attended Manhattan College where he received a degree in civil engineering. He then graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master’s degree and went on to work for the Department of Health in Nassau County in 1957. He then moved to the Department of Public Works in 1967 where he served as the Director of Environmental Engineering from 1975 until his retirement in 1992.

His commitment to his community extended to his work on the Board of Commissioners in the Massapequa Water District from 1995 until his death. He also served on the Massapequa Park Village Planning Commission from 1975 to 1985 and as a Village Trustee and Deputy Mayor from 1985 until 1995. He was an inaugural member of the Color Guard AOH Division 15, marching in countless St. Patrick’s Day parades in NYC and all over Long Island and later served as the Division’s Chaplain, and was also a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. On May 21, 1994, Mr. Flood was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and served as an acting Deacon at St. Rose of Lima until his passing. In recognition of his service to the Massapequas and St. Rose, Mr. Flood was inducted into the Massapequa Hall of Fame in 2010.

Those who knew him best, remember a man whose faith moved him to action.

“He was good friend, a good community person and this community has lost one of its greatest leaders,” said his longtime friend John O’Brien of Massapequa Park.

“Massapequa lost a true community icon in the passing of Frank J. Flood. He was an exemplary family man, friend and neighbor who always put the needs of others ahead of his own,” said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. “Frank was always willing to devote his time, energy and his considerable talents to the advancement of our general welfare. I was inspired by his incredible work ethic and his tireless commitment to excellence.”

“Our father believed the world, and all that is in it, is a gift from God and it is our responsibility to protect and preserve what God has provided us,” said his daughter Mary Ellen. “For as long as I can remember, my father always gave the peace sign to everyone he greeted. It was his way of saying hello or goodbye, and wishing them well.”

As a Deacon, Mr. Flood served at Masses, performed baptisms and weddings. “He received as much grace and joy as the people he was serving,” said his daughter Jennifer.

“My father connected with people,” said his son Michael. “He truly had a calling to serve others.”

He also was very devoted to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, baptizing many of them, marrying a few and spending Sundays with them, attending their Communions, graduations, sports events and Eagle Scout ceremonies, taking extensive trips to see and be with them. “He kept a schedule of all of the birthdays hanging on his kitchen cabinet,” recalled his son Michael.

“He was a true man of great humor, someone you could count on for good advice and enjoyed a life well lived,” said his brother-in-law Marty O’Dea.

“If my father was honest, he would say his greatest accomplishment was marrying my Mother. She was his North Star, providing him emotional support, spiritual guidance and unconditional love throughout their 59-year marriage. Mom provided him the opportunity to devote so much of his life to serving the community” said his son Frank.

He is survived by his children: Kevin and his wife Maureen of Poquoson, Virginia; Mary Ellen Demarco and her husband Joseph of Orange Park, Florida; John and Eileen of Center Moriches, Michael and Vivian of Stewart Manor; Frank and Lisa of Huntington; Martin and Lauren of Amityville; Jennifer Caldwell and her husband KC of Fairfield, Connecticut, as well as by his grandchildren: Lauren and James, Elizabeth and Eric, Michael and Cameron, Patrick and Katie, Kathryn and Mark, Kevin, John, Matthew, Ryan, Michael, Liam, Aidan, Brady, Mary Catherine, Kieran, Emma, Katelyn, Luke, Nora, Hannah, and Anne, and his great grandchildren, Brendan, Michael, Anne, Grace, Andrew, Michael. He is also survived by his sister Peggy Anne Devine, sister-in-law Sheila and brother-in-law Tullio. His nieces, nephews and extended family in Ireland and his friends and longtime neighbors Kristine and Steve Hernandez also survive him.

His wife Maureen (nee O’Dea) predeceased him in 2017. He was also predeceased by his parents Francis and Margaret Flood and his siblings Gerard Flood and Elaine (Flood) Moranzoni. His brother-in-law Michael Devine also predeceased him.

Mr. Flood reposed at the Massapequa Funeral Home Inc. North Chapel, 1050 Park Blvd. (at Clark) Massapequa Park Mon., April 15, 2019. The following day at St. Rose of Lima Church a Mass of Transferal was said, followed the next day by a Funeral Mass. Interment with military honors was in Grace Cemetery, Massapequa.

The family has requested that contributions on Mr. Flood’s name be made to St. Rose of Lima Parish Outreach. 2 Bayview Ave., Massapequa NY 11758.

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


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Dave Rice, Son-in-Law of Mike’s Friend and Class Mate, Tom Kelleher ’53. Dave has been in our prayers as we pray for him and his Family during his battle with Cancer. Dave’s Wife, Jane (Tom’s Daughter) has shared the following inspiring and loving update. Please raise the volume for this Good Man and his Family as they share this difficult part of their journey. We pray for complete recovery. We pray for the success of the current round of treatments and that the Doctors get the disease under control
and in remission. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Jane Rice‎ to Dave’s Brave Fight

With Dave’s most recent scans it seems that his cancer is progressing…. It not only shows the tumors enlarging but also a new development in his left kidney. Hopefully that will be addressed by putting a stent in to help it drain. The cause has yet to be determined. We should know more once that procedure is done. Unfortunately, this means that he will need to begin chemo once again. Ugh, he’s been through so much already. He has been getting away with just a Herceptin infusion every three weeks to keep it at bay. It has taken us about a week to wrap our heads around this to post it. He looks so good and on the most part is feeling well. On a good note, we have been very diligent about spending quality family time and having fun. (Have I told you how wonderful our girls and their significant others are?) We most recently took a family cruise to the Caribbean. Lots of blue water, sunshine, fresh air and great company. We even got to parasail! We always manage to have lots of fun playing as a family!

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


Good Morning All,

Terry Gaffney asks for our prayers for his good Friend from his writing group, Sandy Siegartel, scheduled for Hip Replacement Surgery. We pray for this kind, bright woman of Faith. We pray that her surgery goes well, free of complication. We pray for her coping with the stress of this surgery and for a speedy recovery. Please keep Sandy in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Clegg, John C. [MC1958 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Clegg, John C. [MC1958 RIP] 2019-May-04


Promogram May 07, 2019
Obituary: John C. Clegg
By John Corrigan

John C. Clegg, father of Clegg Promo (asi/45450) founder and CEO Tim Clegg and company president Kevin Clegg, passed away on May 4.

Clegg was class president and valedictorian in high school, a mathematics major at Manhattan College, a computer programmer at Sperry Gyroscope, manager of information systems at ATO/SMG and then chief information officer at Standard Products.

In 1994, Clegg threw himself into a new role as gadfly, ombudsman and outside factory rep for Clegg Industries. He relished traveling through Ohio and the Midwest, visiting distributors in offices, parking lots, homes and barns. Not only did he become a master at presenting the Clegg line, he also became well known on the trade show circuit. In addition to presenting, he was a tireless proofreader and editor for numerous Clegg and Americhip catalogs.

Community service was the work Clegg most enjoyed and for which he will be lovingly remembered. He was a coach, referee and commissioner of the basketball program for the Chagrin Athletic Association, a board member on the Chagrin Valley Rec Center, a lector at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and a fixture at all Chagrin Falls High School sporting events for over 50 years.

“Our Dad loved Clegg and Americhip and he gave his all to make us a better organization,” said Tim and Kevin. “We were so blessed to have him as our father and equally as fortunate to have him as part of the Clegg and Americhip team. We’ll continue to work hard, do well, improve, treat people well and make a difference in what we do and in how we do it. We know that would make our Dad very proud of us.”

Clegg was a beloved husband to Eileen Dearie Clegg for 59 years. He was the father of seven children and 21 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a “Membership Scholarship in the Name of John C. Clegg” at the Chagrin Valley Rec. Center, PO Box 84, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.


Clegg, John C. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

                 I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1958.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Clegg, John C. [MC1958 RIP]

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POSITRACTION: Homeless Man Gets Housing and Work Thanks to Teen Girl



Homeless Man Gets Housing and Work Thanks to Teen Girl Who Saw His Plea for a Job at a Bus Stop
By McKinley Corbley – Mar 27, 2019

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A homeless man has been given a job and a roof over his head thanks to a teenager who saw his impassioned plea.

In a bid to find himself a job, 37-year-old Anthony Johnson posted a “Work Wanted” sign at a Hastings bus stop in Sussex, England.

The sign read: “I will do a trial for free to show how I work. I don’t take drugs or drink. I will also do dog walking/minding, window cleaning, shopping, gardening, car valeting/washing, housework, cooking.”

“Anything to earn a living and make life seem worth living,” he added.

Luckily, the note was spotted by 16-year-old Charlotte Howard. After she snapped some photos of Johnson’s sign and tent, she posted them to social media and started a GoFundMe page in hopes of drumming up enough cash to buy him a used caravan.

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“I wouldn’t have got anywhere looking for a job if it wasn’t for her,” he added. “She really is incredible.”

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Amazing how a motivated teenager can solve a individual’s problem.

How many “opportunities” to do the same have I missed in my life?

Charity is best done by individual effort and look what one youngster can do.

Imagine what a society can do.

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