Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Calligan, Br. Jeffrey [MC1969 RIP] 2019-Feb-15


R.I.P. Brother Jeffrey Calligan, FSC
Brother Jeffrey Calligan, FSC of the District of San Francisco New Orleans passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019 at the Saint Paul’s Retirement Community, Covington, Louisiana.  He was 79 years old.


Arrangements are to be announced.


Born: 02/05/1940, New Orleans, LA
Entered Juniorate: 08/27/1954, Lafayette, LA
Entered Novitiate: 09/07/1958, Lafayette, LA
Received habit: 09/07/1958, Lafayette, LA
Final vows: 06/30/1965, New Orleans, LA
Education: B.A., College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 1962; M.A., Theology, Manhattan College, NY, 1969


Calligan, Br. Jeffrey [MC1969 RIP]

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JOBIT: Dwyer, James Daniel [MC1956 RIP] 2019-Feb-11



Age 85, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019.

Originally from New York City, Dwyer lived in Wexford for 36 years before moving to the Washington, D.C., area in 2016.

A graduate of Manhattan College, he worked as a civil engineer for the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel, and the Port Authority of Allegheny County for almost 50 years.

He was preceded in death by Patricia Anne, his wife of 43 years. He is survived by his children: daughters Kathleen, of Boston; Patricia, of Carol Stream, Illinois; and sons Kevin and Brian, of Alexandria, Virginia; and Robert of Arlington, Virginia; and ten grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 10418 Perry Highway, Wexford. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Saint Alexis Catholic Church, Wexford, followed by burial at Holy Savior Cemetery in Gibsonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania Scholarship Fund. To donate, please go to /eswp-payments/ and include “Donation to Scholarship Fund in honor of Jim Dwyer.”

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Feb. 15, 2019


Dwyer, James Daniel [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

               I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1956.

                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Dwyer, James Daniel [MC1956 RIP]

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JOBIT: Ruth, Sr. Regina Rosaire [MC???? RIP] 2019-Jan-16


Sister Regina Rosaire Ruth, O.S.F.
Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 am

Sister Regina Rosaire Ruth, O.S.F., who served for 36 years at St. Eugene’s parish and school in Yonkers, died Jan. 16 at Wartburg in Mount Vernon. She was 90.

At St. Eugene, Sister Regina Rosaire served as director of religious education, 2004-2014; religious education coordinator, 2000-2004; and teacher, 1978-2000. She was an educator at St. Ann School, Ossining, 1977-1978; Holy Name of Jesus, New Rochelle, 1971-1977 and 1962-1968; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Pelham Manor, 1968-1971; St. Aloysius at Mount Loretto, Staten Island, 1954-1962; and St. Catharine, Pelham, 1948-1954.

Born in Queens, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis in 1945 and professed final vows in 1951. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Manhattan College, the Bronx; a master’s in education from Fordham University; and a master’s in religious studies from Manhattan College.

Her sister, Sister Theresa Ruth, O.S.F., survives her.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 24 at St. Catharine Church, Pelham. Burial was at Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island.


Ruth, Sr. Regina Rosaire [MC???? RIP]

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JOBIT: Burke, Eugene [MC1975 RIP] 2019-Jan-28


Deacon Eugene Burke
Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 am

Deacon Eugene Burke, who served for 46 years at St. Gabriel parish in the Bronx and was a member of the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the archdiocese, died Jan. 28. He was 93.

Deacon Burke, who was ordained in 1973, had served at St. Gabriel’s until his death. He was engaged in the parish’s sacramental and liturgical life, performing baptisms and witnessing weddings. He visited the homebound and individuals in nursing homes.

He was an advertising and public relations executive. As an actor and comedian, he shared the stage and screen with stars such as Tony Perkins, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., and master’s from Manhattan College and Lehman College, both in the Bronx.

Survivors include his wife, Madeleine, their children Paul Burke, Marlene Barrett and Christopher Burke, and four grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 2 at St. Gabriel’s. Burial was in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, the Bronx.

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Burke, Eugene [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Eugene received his Masters in 1975.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Eugene [MC1975 RIP]

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[JR: More details about his life.]

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JOBIT: Hirsch, John James [MC1973 RIP] 2019-Feb-03


John James Hirsch
1951 – 2019 Obituary 

John James Hirsch, 68, of Colchester, passed away in Hartford on Sunday, February 3, 2019 following a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Born January 26, 1951 in Nyack, New York, he was the son of the late John and Charlotte (née Bernhardt) Hirsch. From a young age, he showed a proficiency in both music and engineering. He skillfully played violin for many years, before learning to play the tuba so that he could join his high school marching band.

Under the loving guidance of his father, a machinist and WWII veteran, he learned how to fix just about anything, and created his own inventions, including a go-kart made with a lawnmower engine. After graduating from Clarkstown High School in New City, NY in 1969, he attended Manhattan College in New York City, majoring in civil engineering. While at school he worked as an electrician to support himself, and joined a music fraternity.

After graduating from college in 1973, he went on to a long and distinguished career as a nuclear engineer, working for Electric Boat, Northeast Utilities and Pratt & Whitney over his 46 years in the field. He loved his job, and was known for evading questions about specific details, because most of his work was classified.

His love of music remained a constant throughout his life. He performed in musical theater in New London County and won the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 1976. The award was presented to him by esteemed actor James Earl Jones.

He sang in the Colchester Federated Church choir for almost 40 years, performed with the Colchester Community Orchestra, and most recently found joy singing with the Electric Boat a capella group, the SubTones, performing for senators, governors and military leaders.

John was devoted to his community, most notably volunteering as a fireman with the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company for over 25 years. During that time he served as president and sat on the Board of Directors of the firehouse. He was also active in his local Jaycees chapter and spent many happy years volunteering as a coach with Colchester Youth Soccer.

Faith was important to John and he was a member of the Colchester Federated Church for 39 years. During that time he served on many committees, and was recently honored with the distinction Deacon Emeritus of his congregation.

But most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends. He was the first to offer help when someone needed it, and never complained about the trouble. He loved holidays (particularly Christmas), traveling with his beloved wife, especially in their motorhome, spending time with his three children, and doting on his granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Shelly (née Hamel) Hirsch, his daughter, Lisa Hirsch Lozano and her husband Gualberto of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Megan Hirsch and her partner Jeffery Strong of East Hampton; son, John Eric Hirsch of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughter Diana Lozano of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Judith Hirsch and her husband, Angel Alicea of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; parents-in-law, Joseph and Mary Hamel of Niantic; brother-in-law, Joseph Hamel and his wife, Carol of Syracuse, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother-in-law, Eric Hamel.

The family will receive guests 4-7 PM Thursday (Feb. 7th) at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. A Celebration of his Life will be observed 10 AM Friday (Feb. 8th) directly at the Colchester Federated Church (60 Main Street in Colchester). Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Colchester Federated Church or the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company.

Published in The Hartford Courant from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2019


Hirsch, John James [MC1973 RIP]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Mickell, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP] 2018-Dec-18 by Trynosky, Stephen [MC1968]



I suspect you engineers never ran into John at Manhattan but he also went to Good Shepherd, in your class.  I have to tell you he was quite a guy. Weird in some ways but an honest to God human being who made things better for us all in the long run. A sad addition to the class of ’68 loss column.


Trynosky, Stephen [MC1968]

[JR: Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. I don’t remember him at GSS or MC, but then I am really terrible remember things. I appreciate you sharing this.]

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MICKELL, John Joseph, M.D., 72, passed away December 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hanne Aarslev Mickell (Hemmingsen); his mother, Alice Mickell (Mauzerall); and his father, Michael Joseph Mickell. He is survived by daughters, Pamela Aarslev Mickell and her husband, Niels Petersen and Valerie Aarslev Mickell and her husband, Jeremy Renfro; and grandsons, Max Grill Mickell Petersen and Zack Grill Mickell Petersen. John was the founder of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at VCUHS. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 28, at Bliley’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond, Va. 23220. Interment to follow in Hollywood Cemetery.


Mickell, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP]

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JOBIT: Conde, Richard [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Jan-30


Richard Conde
January 30, 2019

Richard Conde, 84, passed away peacefully at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua NH on January 28, 2019, surrounded by loving family.

Richard was born in New York City on July 30, 1934. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Manhattan College and served in the United States …

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Conde, Richard [MC???? RIP]

[JR: Only a partial obit.]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1961.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Conde, Richard [MC1961 RIP]

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