Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Mennona, Robert [MC1978] 2018-Apr-13


Robert Mennona
SEPTEMBER 24, 1956 – APRIL 13, 2018

Bobby Mennona of Scarsdale, N.Y. passed away peacefully on April 13, 2018 with his wife Joanne and family and friends by his side.

He was born on September 24, 1956 in Manhattan to John and Virginia Mennona and was raised in the Bronx. He was predeceased by his brother John in infancy. He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife Joanne and his three sisters, Cathy (Frank), Pat (Dominic) and Chris (Pat), brother-in-law Michael (Candy) and brother-in-law John. He had seven nieces and nephews, Frankie, Aimee’, Danny, PJ, Kristina, Katie and Johnny, 11 great nieces and nephews, and five Godchildren who he loved and cherished. Bobby had numerous cousins, and many, many friends and colleagues.

Bobby attended Cardinal Hayes High School and went on to excel at Manhattan College graduating in 1978. While in college Bobby worked at Associated Supermarket on Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx, where he met and made lifelong friends.

He met the love of his life Joanne O’Neill, 40 years ago when they were just kids and went to her high school prom, later marrying in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Scarsdale by Father Hugh McManus, who remains a close personal friend.

He had a successful career and exceled in the food industry working for such companies as Scott Paper Company, Victoria Packing Corporation, Acosta Sales and Marketing, Dannon Yogurt, ESM Ferolie and Select Products Holdings.

Growing up Bobby’s love of sports began as a child playing baseball which he continued for years. He was a die-hard Yankees fan and dedicated a room in their home to his favorite team. His love of reading began with his huge collection of comic books when he was young and continued on with the still unanswered question of “who was the best Superhero”. He was an avid golfer and played some of the most prestigious courses with his colleagues and friends. Knowing Bobby would mean you knew a man who had the ability to make you laugh even on your worst day. He had a quick wit and the gift of storytelling that would always keep the party going. He loved his family deeply and cherished his lifelong friendships.

He loved spending time with his family so a trip to Cooperstown with his nephews, dinner with the guys or a vacation with Joanne and his nieces would be so special to him. The memories created during the countless holiday celebrations, summer barbeques where he grilled a mean steak, and family gatherings at their home will always be in our hearts. He spoke of his recent hospital visit from Cardinal Dolan and feeling so honored and blessed that he sat with him and Joanne to just shoot the breeze. One of his favorite things to do, was to play Santa Claus at the annual family Christmas party and for children in the hospital. His love of music would have him singing in his car with the windows down and just loving life. His big smile and heart of gold have touched so many and he will be greatly missed by all.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to The National Kidney Foundation.

Visitation will take place at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home, 824 Scarsdale Rd. Scarsdale NY 10583 Tuesday April 17, 2018 from 7-9pm and Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm.

Mass of Catholic Burial will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 10am

Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla NY.


Mennona, Robert [MC1978 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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JOBIT: Patrick, Robert M. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Apr-13


Robert M. Patrick
February 19, 1935 – April 13, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida

Robert was born on February 19, 1935 and passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Robert was a resident of Fort Myers, Florida at the time of passing.

He was a graduate of Manhattan College and Columbia University where he received both a BA and BS Degree.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Columbkille Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 ( Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33907, 239-936-0555.
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Patrick, Robert M. [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Patrick, Robert M. [MC???? RIP]

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JOBIT: Dorsey, Francis [MC1953 RIP] 2018-Apr-02


Francis Dorsey
December 8, 1931 – April 2, 2018
Hampstead, North Carolina

Francis was born on December 8, 1931 and passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018.

Francis was a resident of Hampstead, North Carolina at the time of passing.

Frank graduated Nyack High School in 1949 and Manhattan College in 1953 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree and did graduate work at Adelphi University.

Frank served in the army for 2 years during the Korean Conflict at Fort Dix and in Mannheim, Germany.

There will be a service for Frank on April 16th at 2pm at All Saints Catholic Church – 18737 US-17, Hampstead, NC 28443.

Memorial Donations in Frank’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice on 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.


Dorsey, Francis [MC1953 RIP]


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Dear John,

I believe that Francis is a member of the great Class of 1953.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Crotty, Gerard Raymond ‘Ray’ [MC1966 RIP] 2018-Mar-29


Gerard Raymond “Ray” Crotty

Newark – Gerard Raymond Crotty (Ray), born June 7, 1938 in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland, and passed away peacefully on March 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends.

Ray is survived by his spouse of 55 years, Terese Moran Crotty and their three sons: Christopher (Sheetal) and grandsons Ronin and Ceiran of Agora Hills, California; William (Amy) and granddaughters Ava, Darcy, Logan and grandson, Liam of Lewes, Delaware; Kevin (Shannon) and granddaughters Tatum and McKenna of Dover, Massachusetts. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Patrick and Bridget (Marrinan) Crotty, sister, Patricia L. Rogan and brother, Joseph J. Crotty. He is survived by his sister Bridget Collins (John) of Dublin, Ireland. 

His family immigrated to the United States, arriving on November 27, 1951 and he later became a US Citizen. Ray was a graduate of All Hallows HS (’55) and Manhattan College (’66), Bronx, NYC. He had a 37 year career with The Columbia Gas System Service Corporation, where, starting from an entry-level position, he retired as Manager of Data Base and Construction. Ray also served his country with honor and distinction as a member of the 5th Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery of the 77th Infantry Division.

Friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19808 on Friday, April 13 from 5:00-7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808 on Saturday, April 14 at 10:00AM. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Delaware, 19808.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The Willie Carr Class of ’55 Scholarship Fund”, All Hallows HS, 111 East 164th Street, Bronx, NY 10452, Salesianum H. S., 1801 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 or St. Thomas Moore Oratory, 45 Lovett Avenue, Newark, DE 19711.

The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and attending staff, all too many to name, associated with Johns Hopkins, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, and Christiana Care who engaged in herculean efforts on Ray’s behalf.

To view a complete obituary and offer condolences, visit 302.999.8277

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 11, 2018


Crotty, Gerard Raymond ‘Ray’ [MC1966 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1966.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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

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JOBIT: Varone, Joseph [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Apr-02


Joseph Varone
Hobe Sound, FL

Joseph Varone, 92, died peacefully on April 2, 2018 in Hobe Sound, Fl.

A proud WW2 Army veteran, he was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal. Joe earned degrees from Manhattan College (BA) and Columbia College (MA) and taught Physical Education at Forest Hills High School from 1953-86, coaching championship teams in soccer, golf, track and bowling. Eventually becoming Chair and then Assistant Principal he was an active member of NYC’s Board of Education for 36 years.

He is survived by Marie, his wife of 67 years: daughter Jacqueline Ciano (and son in law John) of Syosset, NY: son Doug Varone of Manhattan: and grandsons John, Joseph and James Ciano.

Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 10, 2018


Varone, Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the Class of 1950.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Varone, Joseph [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC1953 RIP] 2018-Apr-05


Joseph Thomas Mazzeo

Wilmington, Del. – Joseph T. Mazzeo died peacefully on April 5, 2018 at the age of 86 in Wilmington, DE with his family close by his side.

Joe was born in Jersey City, NJ, grew up in Hoboken, and spent his youth taking in the sights and sounds of New York City. He graduated with a BS in chemistry from Manhattan College where he also made a significant contribution playing for the Jaspers basketball team. Joe had a true affinity for the game; he attended many Final Fours, and loved to tell his grandchildren about the rec league he shared with a player named Wilt Chamberlin. 

After graduation, Joe accepted his first job with the DuPont Company in Carney’s Point, and eventually managed several plants in New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia. Throughout his successful 39-year career, he had the support of his loving wife Ann and his six children. Joe’s leadership skills and personable management style led him to meet and connect with so many people. As a couple, Joe and Ann forged meaningful and lasting friendships with coworkers and neighbors alike. Above all, Joe was happiest spending time with the family he loved, whether celebrating holidays while gathered around the dining room table or enjoying his favorite vacation spot, the Jersey shore.

Joe’s other passion in life was sports, particularly golf. In retirement, the energy he had spent in the office was spent on the course. Always striving to better his game, Joe was thrilled to achieve membership in that elusive “Hole In One Club.” Even at age 85, he was frequently found playing with “The Sweepers” at The DuPont Country Club. He never turned down an opportunity for cards and conversation.

A devout Catholic, Joe shared his time and talents supporting Catholic education through CCD, Eucharistic Ministry and volunteer work at St. Francis hospital.

Joe was the loving father of children Joanne (Daniel) Conaty, Donna (Andy) Poth, Nancy (Richard) Robbins, Michael (Robin) Mazzeo, Tricia Mazzeo, and Stephanie (Kevin) Kit. 

“Pop Joe” adored his grandchildren, Meghan Conaty, Christopher Robbins, Erin (Marshall) Jenney, Lauren (Tim) Schuster, Kate Robbins, Ashley Mazzeo, Nathan Kit and Nolan Kit. He was thrilled to see the family grow with the arrival of great granddaughter Sloane King Jenney. They will all miss him dearly, but will cherish the memories he created with each one of them.

Joe also is survived by his sister Patricia Mazzeo of Fairfield, NJ.

The family would like to thank Sunrise Senior Living and Vitas for their loving and caring support. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, 11:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803. A viewing will be held prior to mass from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow the mass at All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, DE. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 7 Sharpley Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803. 

For online condolences, please visit

Published in The News Journal from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2018


Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

        I believe that Joseph is a member of the great Class of 1953.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Mazzeo, Joseph T. [MC1953 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Baker, Maynard E. [MC???? RIP] 2018-Apr-06


April 6, 2018

Maynard E. Baker, 90, of Amsterdam, N.Y., passed away Friday morning, April 6, 2018, at St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in St Johnsville, N.Y.

Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on July 2, 1927, he was the son of the late Maynard R. and Genevieve McGuigan Baker.

Maynard was a graduate of St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam and Manhattan College in the Bronx, N.Y.,

Maynard was a parishioner and communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Amsterdam.

He was also a charter and lifetime member of the Irish American Club.

Maynard is survived by his wife of 71 years, Eileen “Pat” Baker at home; three sons, Daniel Baker (Azalea) of Amsterdam, Jeffry Baker (Agnes) of Boston, Mass., and Thomas Baker (Mary) of Perth, N.Y.; one daughter, Jill P. Ioele (Armand Lauria) of Gloversville, N.Y.; thirteen grandchildren, Beth Anne (Jeremy) Joel, Amy (Christopher) Hale, Daniel (Danielle) Baker, Kelen, Catherine and Shawn Baker, Cherie Smullen, Brie (Steve) Pirog, Emily and Drew Baker, Ashley Lauria, Adam and Christopher Ioele; and six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Max, Gabrielle, Aidan, Santino and Laurel. Many nieces and nephews also survive

He was also predeceased by his grandson, Richard Smullen on Feb. 4, 2018.

Maynard graciously donated his body to the Albany Anatomical Center for Research.

The family would like to especially thank St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, for giving Bake a home away from home. Your loving care and support will be forever grateful.

Memorial gifts in Maynard’s name may be made to, St. Mary’s Church, 156 East Main St., Amsterdam, NY 12010, St. Jude’s City Mission Schenectady, 425 Hamilton St., Schenectady, NY 12305-2608 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Arrangements are by the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam, NY 12010.

To send online condolences to the family, visit 


Baker, Maynard E. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited (despite “to send online”)

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

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