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


Good Afternoon All,

Ed McEneney’s Friend, Deacon Steven Menninger Sr., asks for our prayers for his Son-In-Law, Mike, who has been diagnosed with Cancer. Mike is currently in Hospital recovering from a serious infection. We pray for Mike’s complete recovery from his infection. We pray that the infection has not hindered treatment of his Cancer. We pray for Mike’s wife and Family and that they feel God’s Grace and healing. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Calicchia, Peter [MC????] publishes “My Experiences With Exercise”


My Experiences With Exercise
Tough, Yet Effective, Teachers
by Peter Calicchia

About the Book

This book recounts Peter’s relationship with sports and exercise, specifically football and weight training. From these two sports, Peter learned certain invaluable life lessons, such as discipline, responsibility, accountability, perseverance, and hard work. His experiences with sports also led him to pursue his passion in life and were the main reason he chose a major in Exercise Science on the track toward physical therapy at Manhattan College. The story itself may not appeal to everyone at first, but the lessons that can be learned from reading the book will appeal to anyone.

Features & Details
Category Biographies & Memoirs
Size 5×8 in, 13×20 cm
120 Pages
Isbn Softcover: 9780368632662
Publish Date Apr 18, 2019
Language English

About Peter Calicchia

Peter is an Exercise Science Major at Manhattan College pursuing physical therapy. His journey through his life and his experiences with sports, especially football, led to the development of certain invaluable life lessons, such as discipline, a purpose in life, obedience, dependability, accountability, responsibility, perseverance, grit, determination, confidence, a prideful sense of accomplishment, a potent work ethic, proficient time management skills, and an understanding of the importance of details and techniques. He believes that every single individual should learn to develop these same values.

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Calicchia, Peter [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Peter may still be a Student at Manhattan.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.  Excellent, wish I could have done such when I was a student.  Of course, I’d have had to forego the parties, work, bridge games, girls, and all manner of other distractions.  Which, also, was reflected in my index.]

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JOBIT: Troccoli, Robert “Bobby” [MC???? RIP] 2019-Apr-19


Robert Troccoli
October 19, 1959 – April 19, 2019

Robert “Bobby” Troccoli of Buchanan, NY passed away on April 19, 2019 after a short, valiant battle with cancer.

Bobby was born on October 19, 1959 to Donald and Faith Troccoli. Bobby spent his entire life in the Montrose/Buchanan area attending the Hen Hud Schools. He was a gifted athlete in many sports and was All Section for Wrestling. Bobby graduated from Manhattan College Certified in Nuclear Power Plant Operations and Health Physics. He was also a Nationally Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (NRRPT).

After graduation he went on to work for the NY Power Authority and Entergy for 18 years, then traveled the country working in the Nuclear field to provide for his family before settling in at BHI Energy Power Services until his passing.

Bobby was the proud father of Matthew and Cody Troccoli and took much pride in watching them excel at all their sports while growing up. On October 23, 2005 Bobby married his beloved wife Amy Prahlow.

In 2016 they would become the proud grandparents (along with Kelli Troccoli) of Kye Kayo-Troccoli and Giovanna Grace Troccoli. There was no title Bobby loved more than “Papa Bobby”! Bobby was an avid golfer whose favorite pastime was hitting the links with his loyal friends followed by a good card game as well as watching his favorite teams the NY Mets and NY Rangers.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife Amy Troccoli, his son Matthew Troccoli, Grandchildren Kye and Giovanna Troccoli, his sister Donna and good friend and brother in law Mark Smith, Nephew Ryan Smith and Niece Nicole Smith. He is predeceased by his loving parents Donald and Faith Troccoli and his son Cody Robert Troccoli.


Troccoli, Robert “Bobby” [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Morris, John Christopher [MC1951 RIP] 2019-Apr-18


John Christopher Morris

Little Silver – John Christopher (Jack) Morris, 89, Little Silver, NJ, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was the beloved husband of the late Clare (White) Morris. Jack was born in Jersey City, NJ to John C. Morris and Margaret (Martin) Morris. He had one brother, the late William C. Morris and one sister, the late Helen Morris. Jack was a 1951 graduate of Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. While in college he joined the New Jersey National Guard in which he honorably served 10 years.

He married his college sweet heart, Clare. They were married for 62 years, setting an incredible example of love, faith, and devotion for their family. Together they were dedicated members of Holy Cross Parish, Rumson, NJ.

In 1956 Jack founded John C. Morris Associates, a consulting engineering firm, specializing in the design of mechanical and electrical systems. He was very proud to have eventually partnered with his oldest son and youngest daughter in the business.

Jack was past president of the Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, (NJ) and the Moorings Club, Vero Beach, Florida. He was also a past member of Navesink Country Club (NJ).

With great enthusiasm, Jack taught his children how to play games, read, sail, play tennis and golf, throw a football, play basketball and ski. His greatest gift to his children was that he was a true example of family unity, strength of character, and honor. He did not have to teach his children his faith, they learned by his incredible example. He loved his sons-in-law and daughters-in-law as his own.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Morris Sharkey and his son-in-law, Bob Mattone. He is survived by his sons & daughters and their wives and husbands: Chris (Pam Richdale) Morris; Peggy (David) McGill; Andy (Maribeth Hackett) Morris; Liz (Henry) O’Hern; Bob and Kate Sharkey; Jeanne (John) Fried; Paul (Sally Ann Nidds) Morris; Sarah Morris (Michael) Schutsky; Barbara Mattone; Clare (Chris) Broderick; Richard (Jenna Holthusen) Morris.

Jack was the ultimate “Pops” to his 24 grandchildren, one step grandson, 6 grandchildren-in-law, and 3 soon-to-be grandchildren-in-law. He showered this third generation with as much love and care as he gave their parents. He felt very blessed to meet and enjoy his 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews all of whom he treasured.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place Monday, April 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Rumson, NJ, with private interment to follow at a later date at St. Catharine’s Mausoleum and Cemetery in Sea Girt.

Condolences may be placed on Jack’s memorial website page by visiting

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jack’s memory to De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ.

Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2019


Morris, John Christopher [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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COMMENT: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) wants to know who “we” is?


Rob Kuhn
2:24 AM (18 hours ago)
to Fjohn68

Which “we” is going to separate business from the state?

[JR: It’ll be “We, The Sheeple” when they don’t get their promised “benefits” because the Gooferment can no longer print money.  Eventually, all fiat currencies fall to zero. Some faster than others (i.e., Zimbabwe, Venezuela) and some slower (i.e., the Roman empire; the Ottoman empire).  At some point, the world will stop accepting “dollars” for products.  That’s what got Saddam and Gaddafi killed — they wanted to be paid in gold for their oil.  You haven’t heard much about the “golden dinar” because they realized that was a good way to bring down the wrath of the USA by messing with their monopoly on “dollars”.  But like all Ponzi schemes and games of musical chairs, they end when the music stops. And “the rubes” are getting wise to the scam.  One ugly chicken is coming home to roost!  IMHO]

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

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JFOUND: Leonard, Melanie [MC2008] is a Beacon hatmaker


Dear John,

I believe that Melanie is a member of the Class of 2008.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. FYI often if a story doesn’t look “Jasper-ish”, then I’ll ping Mike for a Jasper check”]

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On 4/19/2019 8:06 PM, Jasper Fjohn68 wrote:
The Milliner of Cold Spring
Beacon hatmaker opens shop on Main Street
By Alison Rooney on April 19, 2019No Comment

It’s never “Here’s your hat, what’s your hurry?” at Wynono & Company, the new Cold Spring millinery that will open on Main Street just in time for Easter.

In fact, it will be the opposite, says Melanie Leonard, a Beacon resident who hopes her stock of handmade hats and colorful vintage clothing will invite lingering. “I don’t want anyone to feel intimidated about coming in,” she says.

Years ago, Leonard felt intimidated about making hats, but she became friendly with a milliner, Ashley Ruprecht, who invited Leonard to her studio and wound up training her in the classic techniques.

After “falling in love with the process,” Leonard studied with Anya Caliendo, who does couture millinery. “By then I was able to make a good hat but not really express myself,” she recalls. “Anya is a strong Russian woman. She told me when things were awful, which was perfect for me! Each week you made a new style. Anya taught me true technique with her assessment of ‘nyet’ after hours of handstitching! I learned patience. Now I understand that it’s how someone feels in the hat that matters, and that I shouldn’t criticize myself if one stitch isn’t perfect.”

None of this was on Leonard’s mind growing up in Londonderry, New Hampshire, where her sartorial style was atypical. “I can truthfully say I dressed differently,” she says. “At 10 I walked around like a hippie, wearing big pants, colorful shirts. My mom would buy me Gap jeans, then we would cut parts of them out and put different fabric in.”

As a teenager Leonard recalls always being drawn to New York City; she would take a 6 a.m. bus from New Hampshire to wander around Central Park, the East Village and walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, then catch the 10 p.m. train home.

She attended college in the city, studying sociology and criminal justice at Manhattan College, and two years ago made the move from Brooklyn to Beacon with her husband, Stu McLaughlin, who is a creative director at a marketing agency and a photographer. They were joined a year ago by daughter Marlo. Leonard says she finds Beacon a “nice blend of my New Hampshire and Brooklyn backgrounds.”

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Leonard, Melanie [MC2008]

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JFOUND: Liquori, Chris [MC2016] Dir Baseball Analytics @ RU


Liquori, Chris [MC2016]
Director of Baseball Analytics and Video
Rutgers University

Chris Liquori is in his first season as the director of baseball analytics and video for Rutgers. A native of Wyckoff, New Jersey, he is responsible for utilizing the Synergy, BATS, Hittrax and Raspsodo programs to provide coaches and players data and break downs from games and practices. Liquori also develops scouting reports on upcoming opponents and oversees a staff of five student managers.
Liquori graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration in 2016 and pitched four seasons for the Jaspers on the diamond. He was the team’s representative to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).

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