Category Archives: JOBIT

JOBIT: Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Nov-27


Francis Coughlin

Francis Patrick Coughlin of Phoenixville, PA died at age 81 on November 27th at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J.

Frank, as he was universally called, was predeceased by his parents James and Delia, siblings James and Anne, and is survived by his brother Eamon of Auburn, NY, several nieces and nephews, as well as many dearly held close friends.

Frank was well known for his humor which was spontaneous, inventive, often teasing, always incisive, and followed by his laugh and smile so you knew all was meant in fun.

He held a Masters in English Literature from Manhattan College and pursued studies at NYU and Oxford. He cherished his many friends, was a deep and wide reader, loved music, cooking, and many trips to Italy.

For much of his life he was associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a member, teacher, and leader in multiple roles; when he withdrew from the Brothers in 1976 he continued that close association.

Following his wishes there will not be a wake but a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Chapel, 604 Main St., Phoenixville PA on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at St. Ann Cemetery, and a luncheon in his honor.

Published in The Times Herald on Dec. 2, 2018


Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1967.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Armfield, Raymond Jr. [MC1985 RIP] 2018-Nov-05


Raymond Armfield Jr.

Long Island – Raymond Armfield Jr. 52 of Douglaston N.Y. passed thru Heavens gates at the V.A. Hospital in Northport N.Y. peacefully with his family by his side on November 5th 2018. He was born in Staten Island December 18, 1966, son of Raymond Armfield Sr. and Helen Tellefsen.

He graduated high school from Susan B. Wagner School in 1983 and graduated college at Manhattan College in 1985. Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Army Airborne School in 1985. Upon return from the military in 1987 he worked at Total Systems in Columbus GA returning to Long Island in 2002 working for Data Conversions Laboratory until the present retiring due to health problems. He had a ready smile for everyone, loved his family dearly, and a special love for animals with Zebra’s being his favorite.

Ray is survived by his companion Joe Camaratta Jr. and Licia Camaratta whom he helped care for and loved dearly. His father and mother (Marilyn Gydesen Armfield) Lyons Falls, N.Y. Sister’s Dawn Armfield (Companion Mark Peters) Adams, N.Y., Carol Ann Thomas (Husband David) Adams, N.Y., Jessie Armfield Watertown, N.Y., Step sister Melissa Griffin (Husband Steven) Fowlerville N.Y., Step Brother David Gydesen (wife Brenda) Glenfield, N.Y., several Nephews, Nieces, cousins, and his extended Camarrata families who he loved so much. Funeral was November 21st, 2018 at at St. Anastasia’s Church Douglaston, N.Y. and a memorial service is being held on Saturday Dec. 1st 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lyons Falls NY for our local families and friends, with a luncheon immediately following in the dining room of the church.


Armfield, Raymond Jr. [MC1985 RIP]

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JOBIT: Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC1983 RIP] 2018-Nov-24


Paul Joseph Pagnozzi
1961 – 2018

HURLEY- Dr. Paul Joseph Pagnozzi (Pags), 57, of Hurley, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Health Alliance Hospital, Broadway Campus, Kingston, N.Y.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1961 in Nyack, N.Y., and was the son of the late Joseph and Anna Pagnozzi.
Paul was a graduate of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, N.Y., earned his Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College in Bronx, N.Y., graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., specializing in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. After retiring from his medical practice, Paul earned his Masters of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Dr. Pagnozzi was a founding partner of the Grand Street Medical Associates in Kingston, N.Y., retiring a year and a half ago. He was now working in the field of Environmental Engineering at Seed Solar and Engineering in Troy, N.Y., and was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Paul was a parishioner of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, member of the Kingston Rotary Club, deeply involved with Alcoholics Anonymous, globe trotting engineer with Engineers Without Borders, professional mentor of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter of Engineers Without Borders, founding member of the Rondout Rowing Club, and devoted member to the YMCA, especially his beloved YMCA Camps Seewackamano and Chingachgook. He sat on the boards of countless organizations and participated fully and enthusiastically in so many aspects of his communities.

Dr. Pagnozzi impacted the lives of so many and was universally adored by everyone who had the honor to meet him. He had varied and profound musical tastes and was a talented self taught pianist and guitarist who loved to jam with and for his friends and family. He was a world traveler and voracious reader who left stacks of books on every surface of his house. He loved the Adirondack Mountains and recently purchased property there to better enjoy this beloved region. He arguably loved his cat Dalton (Eep) more than his children and took great pride in showing off her fetching abilities to anyone visiting. Paul had a wicked, profound, and infectious sense of humor and was one of those rare individuals who could truly make anyone laugh in any situation. He had a phenomenal cowboy boot collection he proudly repaired himself over the years and was notorious for stomping down the halls of the hospital in them accompanied by booming laughter. He was the rock of stability and wisdom for countless people in his life and everyone who knew him is testament to the depth of love and gratitude he had for life.

He is survived by children, Leah Pagnozzi and Daniel Pagnozzi; his fiancé, Gail Young; his sister, Mia Pagnozzi; sister, Julie Pagnozzi; his former wife, Diane Page; and truly countless friends in all the corners of the world.

Entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, N.Y., 12401. The family will receive their friends on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28 and 29, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Montrepose Cemetery.

For those who wish, in honor of Paul and in lieu of flowers, his family requests contributions be made to Engineers Without Borders, the YMCA Kingston and Ulster, and the Rotary Club of Kingston in Paul’s memory.

A tribute for Paul may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.

Published in the Daily Freeman on Nov. 27, 2018


Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Paul is a member of the Class of 1983.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Pagnozzi, Paul Joseph [MC1983 RIP]

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JOBIT: Corless, James [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Nov-19


James Corless
1946 – 2018 

James Corless, loving husband, devoted father, proud papa, brother, uncle, and friend, died peacefully in his home on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Jim was born on August 27, 1946, and grew up in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. He was the son of Vincent Corless and Loretta Loonie Corless, and the younger brother of Patricia (Corless) Roan. Having grown up in Brooklyn, he held onto his New York pride his entire life. A true student of the world, Jim was always eager to learn. His passion for education led to a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. Later, he graduated from the Physician Associate Program at Yale University. Jim also earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Jim met the love of his life and best friend, Patti McDonald, in February of 1976. Shortly after meeting, they married and moved to Chicago. They traveled back east to permanently settle in Connecticut, where they raised three girls, Emily, Annie, and Caitlin. Years later, he welcomed three sons-in-law, Kevin Byam, Ryan Lane, and Tim Burgher, into his family. Jim’s life was further enriched by the births of his five amazing grandchildren, Nolan, Charlotte, Cora, Violet, and Hannah. Jim dearly missed his sister, Patricia Corless Roan, and his great friend and brother-in-law, Jimmy Roan. Jim loved Patti’s sister, Phyllis Finnerty, and her husband, Richard; and Patti’s late brother, George McDonald, and his wife, Francine. Jim was also blessed with many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

He had exceptional friends with whom he shared good times and lots of laughs. A physician assistant for thirty-six years, caring for children was Jim’s passion. At work, he was known for his patience, his calm demeanor, his skill, and his kindness. Over the course of his career, he cared for countless newborn babies and children. Jim worked at New Britain General Hospital, Newington Children’s Hospital, and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at Waterbury Hospital.

Jim’s interests were as wide as his love was deep. He filled his home with music and song. He enjoyed watching his daughters play soccer and run track, and he was a fan of the New York Yankees. Jim’s curious mind made him eager to learn how everything worked. He took on new challenges. He juggled, he cooked, he researched his family’s genealogy, and he even attempted to learn to ride a unicycle. He liked eating at diners and food trucks, and he enjoyed sampling the foods of other countries. He was a man of many hobbies and passions, but above all things, Jim loved spending time with his family and friends.

Jim’s family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute in New Britain and the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care for the support and care he received. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or 

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, meeting directly at Saint Patrick-Saint Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford. Family and friends may gather on Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 24, 2018


Corless, James [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

                 I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1967.

                          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Corless, James [MC1967 RIP]

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JOBIT: Salerno, Vincent F. [MC1957 RIP] 2018-Nov-12


Vincent F. Salerno
1934 – 2018 

Tappan – Vincent F. Salerno, 84, raised in the Bronx and residing in Tappan, NY since 1965, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Louise (nee Bell). Loving father of Vincent E. and wife Jude of Westfield, NJ, Laura Sidor and husband Eugene, Jr. of Upper Saddle River, NJ and William and wife Lori of Cortlandt Manor, NY. Adored grandfather of Eugene III, Kristy, Stephanie, Nicholas, Isabella, Ben, Michelle, William II and Gianna. Loving brother of James (Ernie) and the late Henny and Hugo. Cherished uncle of James, Jennifer, Joanne, Anthony, Christopher, Peter, Carl, Sandra, Paul and Sara. Dear brother-in-law of Joan Ruggiero and Janis Salerno.

Vincent owned Salerno Chrysler Dodge in Yorktown Hts. for 23 years before retiring. Not content to sit still, Vincent continued working as a quality control inspector of aircraft components at Chromalloy in Orangeburg. He was an active member of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 and is an alumnus of Manhattan College. Vincent was the consummate gentleman whose kindness, compassion and empathy for others touched the lives of those who had the good fortune to meet him.

A celebration of Vincent’s life will be held at a later date.

Those who wish may make donations in Vincent’s memory to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956.

Published in the The Journal News on Nov. 18, 2018


Salerno, Vincent F. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Vincent is a member of the Class of 1957.

                May he Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Salerno, Vincent F. [MC1957 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: O’Keefe, John Patrick “Jack” [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Nov-12


John Patrick O’Keefe
OCTOBER 22, 1926 – NOVEMBER 12, 2018

John Patrick O’Keefe, “Jack”, age 92, of Chattanooga passed peacefully in his home on November 12, 2018.

John was born in New York City on October 22, 1926, to Patrick O’Keefe of County Mayo and Sally Craven of County Galway, Ireland. Coming of age during the Great Depression as the son of immigrant parents, he began working after school delivering groceries at age 8. In his teens, he worked as an usher at the Metropolitan Opera. He entered the Navy V-5 pilot training program in 1944, and was in V-12 training at Dartmouth College when the war ended. He used his military victory bonus points to buy a television for his parents, and eventually helped them buy their first house.

He graduated from Manhattan College and later moved to Chattanooga in 1967. He spent his professional life working as a Human Resources Director for GAF, Polysar, and BASF.

He retired in 1993, and turned his energy to a life-long passion for wildlife by volunteering for many happy years at the Tennessee Aquarium. Gentle and kind, he loved reading, ice cream, nature, animals, Braves baseball, Rangers hockey, and Notre Dame football. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, as well as being a proud Irishman, loving father, brother, and grandfather. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband who spent 62 years married to the love of his life, his dear Patsy Devine O’Keefe. He often noted that the happiest moment of his life was when she accepted his marriage proposal.

He is predeceased by his brother, Gene. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and their six children: sons Kevin and Brian (Carla) and daughters, Mary Ellen (Michael) Cahill, Dolores, Jackie (Luke) Powers, and Sheila (Richard) Lloyd. John is also survived by eight grandchildren: Patrick, Bridget, and Maura O’Keefe; Devin and Erin O’Keefe; Kathleen Cahill; Phoebe and John Powers. He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen (Tom) Ryan.

A Funeral Mass will be held in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday November 17, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. with Father Mike Nolan officiating. The family will receive friends at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home on Friday evening from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. He will be laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tennessee Aquarium. Arrangements are under the care of Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory and Florist East Chapel, 404 South Moore Rd. East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at


O’Keefe, John Patrick “Jack” [MC???? RIP]


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Dear John,

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

                      May He Rest In Peace


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Keefe, John Patrick “Jack” [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Avard, Sr. Regina [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Nov-09


Sister Regina Avard
February 11, 1919 – November 9, 2018
New York

Sister Avard was born on February 11, 1919 and passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Sister Avard was a resident of New York at the time of passing.

She graduated from Manhattan College with a BA degree (1950) and an MA degree (1970).

Regina’s ministry spanned 66 years at: Our Lady of Solace, St. Frances of Rome and Holy Rosary Schools in the Bronx, Mt. St. Joseph Academy in New Windsor and St. Michael’s Elementary School in Manhattan.

Wake Services will be held Monday, November 12, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 64 Presentation Way, New Windsor, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will beheld on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:30 am at Mount St. Joseph Chapel. Burial will follow in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, New Windsor, NY. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sr. Avard’s name.


Avard, Sr. Regina [MC1950 RIP]


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

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