Category Archives: JEmail

JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) gets the OK health-wise

2017-Aug-04

Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has just shared some good news. Ed’s Doctor has just given him a clean bill of health and Ed is good to go. We celebrate this good news with a prayer of thanks. Ed sends his thanks to all of you for all the prayers and good thoughts. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) shares Grace Feeney’s condolence info

2017-Jul-29 

MOBIT: Feeney, Grace [MCstaff RIP] on 2017-Jul-15
2017-Jul-16

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Hi!

     Some have asked where they  might send condolences
to Grace’s family. They suggested that they be sent to
Grace’s son Larry at:

        Larry Feeney
       240 East 235 Street 
       Bronx NY  10470

                           Best,

                                    Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Eulogy of Meagher, Brother Ray [MCfaculty RIP]

2017-Jul-24

RE: MOBIT: Meagher, Brother Ray [MCfaculty RIP] on 2017-Jul-18

Dear John,

                Below is the eulogy that Br. Brian Carty,  FSC
delivered at Br. Ray’s Mass.This is a great tribute
 to Brother Ray,

               May He Rest In Peace.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brother Brian Carty

This morning to a capacity crowd of Brothers, Friends, and former students at the Chapel at Manhattan College, I gave the eulogy for a great friend and colleague of sixty years, Brother Raymond Meagher. Brother Ray was a professor in the School of Education at Manhattan College. He was a powerful force for good in the lives of all of the people he met and worked with. He was one of those giants that makes the world a better place. This is the eulogy I delivered.

For sixty years Brother Ray’s life and mine have paralleled. In 1957 we were freshman classmates in High School, trying to discern at the ripe old age of 14 if we had a vocation to be a Brother. In high school we boarded, lived in community and made our Novitiate together at Barrytown. All of us got to know each other well and the characteristics that came to define us as adults were formed in those years. That is why they called this period of training, formation! The Brother Ray you all knew was the same one that I got to know sixty years ago. Of all of the things I could say about Ray, let me share with you the one aspect of Ray that I believe truly defined him and made him the person we came to know and love.

(Adrdessing Brother Ray’s Casket) It seems to me my very dear Brother that you hate to lose! Ray was a fierce competitor so losing was not an option. He was a good athlete, his preferred games being basketball and handball. In basketball he was all over the court, seemingly inexhaustible. When he drove to the basket with his shoulder lowered, you got out of his way. I made the mistake trying to stop him and paid the price. We also played Football and he was the team’s fullback. Again he would just lower that shoulder and plow into the line without fear. He would play three-wall handball ferociously, taking on any and all comers. He ruled the court. He was the best! He let you know that! This quality of hating to lose and never giving up defined him.

In college, like me, he was a Biology major. We were in many of the same classes. He had the habit of “borrowing” my notes to make sure that he didn’t miss anything. He fought for those As, whatever it took. He liked to remind me from time to time, just how well he did! “So Brian, what did you get” was his favorite question to me. He liked to remind me that his GPA was a little higher than mine. I told him that was because he took the easy A electives. I took the tough ones. Before we could graduate we had to take three full days of comprehensive exams, where we were tested on anything and everything in our major field, I got an A and he got a B+. He wasn’t happy! I too was and still am a little competitive!

As we both aged, Ray’s professional life and mine turned from Biology to counseling and child care and then to teaching. His counseling Psych degree from NYU, followed by his MSW from Columbia, fed into his competitive nature. It gave him bragging rights because he earned both degrees while still working full time. His competitiveness morphed or should I say matured, into his being passionate about the people he was asked to care for, whether it was the boys at Saint Peter’s on Staten Island, or in the Elm cottage at Lincoln Hall, his clients at the Family Outreach Program, his students at Saint Raymond’s, his students at Manhattan College or his beloved little family of the Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society. He wanted nothing but the best for them. His Ph.D brought him great joy because it allowed him to have an even greater impact on the world by allowing him to train the people who would be the next generation of caretakers.

Ray was indefatigable. If someone needed him, he was there. He couldn’t say NO to any one who needed him. He set a high standard for himself. Like I said, he hated to be anything less than his best! He tried to take care of everyone else. He just forgot to take care of himself. Saint La Salle asked his Brothers to give of themselves selflessly and that he did that with a “Lasallian Ferocity! “

The story of Brother Raymond needs to be told and each of us here is the story-teller. Find a way to write your own eulogy for Brother Ray and share it on social media. Let the world know that there are people who truly care about others and who dedicate their lives in humble service to God and to the people for whom God asked them to care. That is how we change the world.

I will sorely miss you Ray, my fiercest competitor, my Brother, and dear friend. So, true to the spirit of our loving sixty-year competition, I have to say, Ray, just remember who got an A on the Comps and who got the B+! Just saying!! Love you, Dear Brother.

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JEMAIL: Costantini, Daniel W. (MC1974) VP Pgm Ops Horizon Global Partners

2017-Jul-10

FYI, as of Feb2017, I am VP Program Operations for Horizon Global Partners, an international company representing a consortium of large and small business in the Security, Cyberspace, Command & Control (C4I) and Training areas.

Thanks, class of 74

Dan

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Costantini, Daniel W. (MC1974)

[JR: Congrats. Always nice to have the news delivered instead of depending up Google.]  

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) share July 4th wishes

2017-Jul-04

Good Afternoon All,

Well, here we are once again, preparing to welcome and celebrate the 4th of July. One of the most memorable accomplishments of Freedom in our time and time immemorial. We are so fortunate to be able to do this with Family, friends, loved ones, those we remember with love and gratitude. We are truly Blessed. I hope you will not mind that I want to share with you a poignant message, if you will, that was shared by Pete Sweeney. The 4th is one of those days that brings a tear to my eyes, a major tug at my heart and a so overwhelming sense of Pride as I watch the Parades go by and remember the sacrifices, as well, that guard and protect our Freedoms, ” One Nation Under God….”. The picture below is simple, it holds the basis of our beliefs as a Nation, the strength of our convictions and beliefs, the freedoms our Country offers to those willing and wanting to embrace this country. The symbols you see are clear, the ” Declaration of Independence “‘, the Seal and Basis of Our Country, ” We The People ” and a ” Child in Prayer,” the ” Future of our Country. ” The picture was given out, as it happens, from a Catholic Church, St Mary’s, established in 1942, in Manahawkin, New Jersey. I know this church, a stronghold of Faith, Morals and Love of Country. Pete tells us that this picture particularly resonated with the young people in the Community. Amen to that. Please join me in wishing you’ each other and our neighbors, a Happy 4th of July. Yankee Doodle Dandy, indeed. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: Message was truncated buy the internet.]

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JEMAIL: Tossetti, Jesse [MC2016] forming an alumni veterans group

2017-Jul-04

RE: Happy Independence Day from a Jasper Veteran

Dear Manhattan College Alumni,

Happy Independence Day! My name is Jesse Tossetti and I am a U.S. Navy veteran and recent Manhattan College alumnus. In addition, I am completing my master’s degree at Manhattan and will graduate in December 2017.

My military service began in 1994, when I became a Hospital Corpsman, providing medical care to Sailors and Marines. I was promoted in 2008 to the rank of Chief Petty and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for 7th Marine Regiment and the Branch Health Clinic Lakehurst and Colts Neck, NJ. The valuable experiences I have had working with and serving fellow service members led me to pursue a career in which I can continue to help others.

I was also inspired during my time at Manhattan College to strive towards the creation of a supportive community for veteran students, an interest that resulted in my serving as President of the Student Veterans Organization, formerly known as VALOR Club, in 2015. Now I wish to continue this work by bridging the gap between alumni and student veterans.

As I transition from student to alumnus, I would like to help Manhattan College organize an alumni veterans group. I feel this initiative would truly benefit current student veterans by providing them with a way to connect to those who came before them. It would also provide alumni an opportunity to network with one another across class years, careers, and service agencies, with the goal of supporting one another after graduation.

I have been in touch with the Office of Aumni Relations to help organize this veteran alumni group. If you are a veteran or in some way connected to the armed forces, I hope you will take a minute or to two to click here to complete this survey.

Thank you for your time and I wish you a happy Independence Day!

Very respectfully,

Jesse Tossetti ’16

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Tossetti, Jesse [MC2016]

https://connect.manhattan.edu/veteran?erid=2068216&trid=19647161-5c20-4abb-ae89-891b35bd6f17

[JR: And if came from an Alma Mater’ address.]  

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) on Memorial Day’s meaning

2017-May-27

Good Afternoon Fellow Americans,

Memorial Day, like Veteran’s Day, always brings me to tears, a feeling of great pride and loss pervades, remembering can be painful but we will never forget our Veterans: ” All gave some, some gave all.”

I am taking the liberty of sharing with you the following which was sent to me by a good and respected friend, Fellow Jasper, Ed Riely. Some of us have seen some of these places, some have seen some of these Photographs, many of us have never seen them all brought together in remembrance and tribute. They are incredible and magnificent places, justifiably so, where so many of our heroes rest. They are beautiful in their serenity, overwhelming in the emotions that arise upon seeing them and a rightous tribute to our Fallen. No, we will never forget.

Thank you for your service. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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[JR: The attachment is to large to include. Drop me an email and I’ll forward it.]  

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