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


Good Evening All,

Bob Mattis asks for our continued prayers for his dear friend Sue. Sue continues to receive treatment with mixed results. Sue feels that our prayers are very positive in her progress and has incredible Faith and Hope. Please raise the volume for Sue.
Today at Mass, Bob sat close to a URI Student who was very sad and was crying. Bob is praying for her and asks that pray for her as well as we pray that God’s ever present Love heals her hurt and shows her a clearer path.
We pray and give thanks for  those special gifts from God, the children in our lives, the joy they bring us and the unconditional love they share. Little Eloise along with her Brother, Turner, will be visiting Bob and Noreen and that is a special treat.
Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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JFACEBOOK: Francis, Paul [MC????] has a fight song



Paul Francis
Yesterday at 6:27am

Sung to the Air Garryowen.

In Riverdale upon the height
it’s there you’ll find the green and white
The Jaspers are the town’s delight
Their victories, they are storied

When on the court or in the field
No Jasper team shall ever yield
our pride is fierce, our hearts are steeled
On Jaspers, on to glory

For Brother Jasper we are named
a humble man of timeless fame
and in our hearts his lessons framed
will write our gallant story


Brave Jaspers, raise your voices high
to move the earth and shake the sky
for old Manhattan, do or die
On Jaspers, on to glory!

(Refrain:) repeat twice

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Paul Francis
Yesterday at 5:52am

and so it was necessary to write down a Manhattan Fight Song!

Onward Manhattan
Onward Boldly to the fight!
Jaspers forever proudly wear their green and white!
Onward Manhattanever fearless face the foe
With all Loyal Jaspers cheering….Go Manhattan!
Go Manhattan!

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Francis, Paul [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Paul.
(What ever happened to “Manhattan Men”?)


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. “MM” was gone when I was there; women were on campus.]

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JLINKEDIN: Hussain, Jamil [MC1985] Managing Director at Moltex Sporting Goods


Hussain, Jamil [MC1985]
Managing Director at Moltex Sporting Goods (Pvt) Ltd.
Lahore, Pakistan

Leading manufacturer of Patent HYBRID balls, Hand Sewn balls, Machine sewn balls.

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JOBIT: Bernacki, Francis W. [MC1955 RIP] on 2017-Mar-16


Francis Bernacki
1932 – 2017

Francis W. Bernacki, 84, of The Woodlands, TX, passed away March 16, 2017.

He was born in Yonkers, New York on November 5, 1932. Frank received his Bachelors of Civil Engineering from Manhattan College.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa Bernacki; children, Thomas Bernacki, Robert (Mary) Bernacki, Patricia (Mark) Flowe ; grandchildren, Lindsey (Chris) Mayer, Michael (Kelsey) Bernacki, Patrick Bernacki, Kayla Blankenship, William Bernacki, Marshall Flowe ,Mackenzie Flowe; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Benjamin Mayer.

Visitation will be at Forest Park Funeral Home in The Woodlands from 5:00pm-8pm March 26. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, March 27th at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 25, 2017


Bernacki, Francis W. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

              I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1955.

               May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bernacki, Francis W. [MC1955 RIP]

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JLINKEDIN: Broughel, Jennifer [MC1992] Copy Editor PEOPLE Magazine


Broughel, Jennifer [MC1992] 
Copy Editor PEOPLE Magazine |  
Santa Monica, California  

I’m a seasoned copy editor who makes sure text is clear, accurate and ready for publication. I have extensive experience working in both print and digital media.

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JOBIT: Sinisi, Rocco F. “Rocky” [MC???? RIP] on 2017-Mar-21


Rocco Sinisi


Rocco F. “Rocky,” was 77 when he passed away peacefully on March 21st.

Born in New York City, Rocky was a resident of Pompton Lakes and Kinnelon for many years. A graduate of Manhattan College, Rocky served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1965.

Since High School, he worked for his family business, Ajax Transformers, as an Engineer.

Rocky retired as President of the firm in 2010.

He loved to travel and was an avid golfer who achieved one of golf’s greatest feats, a hole-in-one.

Rocky is survived by his devoted daughter Pamela Sinisi-Farese, his loving sisters Joan Sinisi and Beverly Sinisi-Taki, his cherished granddaughter Gianna Farese, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at the Boulevard Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1151 River Road, NewMilford, Saturday at 3pm. Visitation from 2pm- 6pm at the funeral home. Please visit http://www.boulevardfuneralhome.comto leave online condolences.

Published in The Record on Mar. 23, 2017


Sinisi, Rocco F. “Rocky” [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

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

              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: O’Connor, William “Bill” Francis [MC1960 RIP] on 2017-Mar-20


William Francis O’Connor

William “Bill” Francis O’Connor, 86, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Avon Health Center in Avon, CT.

He leaves his wife of 60 years, Geraldine (Scanlan) of Canton, CT; son Neil and his wife Cathy of Raleigh, NC; daughter Caron O’Connor of Unionville, CT; son Brian of Unionville, CT; son Terence and his two children Nicholas and John of Houston, TX; brothers Thomas and his wife Arlene of Yonkers NY, Dennis and his wife Agnes of Crescent City, CA, and Robert O’Connor of Oklahoma City, OK.

Born and raised in Yonkers, NY, the son of Mortimer and Irene (Kurcz) O’Connor, he was one of six boys. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and spent three years as a Drill Sergeant and Meteorologist during the Korean War. Upon returning to Yonkers he worked a variety of jobs but when he met his future wife Geraldine everything changed. They married and children soon followed, all the while he attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, NY at night earning a Business Administration degree in 1960.

He began his professional career as a Contracts Administrator for national defense contracts in Colorado, then he moved his family to Granby, CT where he began work for Hamilton Standard in Windsor Locks, CT developing life support systems for NASA. Soon thereafter he moved to Simsbury, CT and began working for Colt Industries managing weapons contracts for the US and foreign governments. Another industry change brought him to New York City where he worked at Chemical Construction Corporation building the first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant in Arzew, Algeria.

His wanderlust for travel and experiencing other cultures was cultivated over many years traveling to France and Algeria. In 1977 he joined Mobil Oil in Princeton, NJ as a Contracts expert. Later that year he accepted an assignment in Norway constructing offshore oil platforms. Three years later he returned to the USA and continued his career at Mobil in various capacities and locations until his retirement in 1993.

In retirement he and his wife lived in Manchester Center, VT and Wrightsville Beach, NC before settling in Farmington and Canton, CT.

He took pride in his professional career while remaining an honorable and trusted husband and father. He enjoyed kayaking and hiking. His cutting wit, love of banter with strangers, and passion for reading were present till his death.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 25 at St. Patrick Church in Collinsville CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Patrick Church, 50 Church Street, Collinsville, CT 06019. The family of William wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the nurses, aides and staff of the Avon Health Center where he spent his last months. Please visit Bill’s “Book of Memories” at for online condolences.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Mar. 23, 2017


O’Connor, William “Bill” Francis [MC1960 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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

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Message from Terry O’Connor

John, thanks for your note regarding my dad. He was one of those quiet gems from the old school. He would appreciate being remembered as you did. I think I recognize your name as the author of an unofficial alumni notes page of a decade or so ago. You worked downtown NYC. I graduated MC 1984 and live in Houston working for ExxonMobil. Side note… sister graduated from what was then Keene State College. Enjoy the beautiful New England days and nights. Regards…….Terry O’Connor

[JR: Appreciate the kind words. And, yes, I’ve been unofficially at this modest effort for a long time. Ever since my Compu$erve days. Hopefully, some one will pick it up when I can’t do it any more. Sorry about your Dad and we’re all praying for your family.]  

Terry O’Connor, Terry [MC1984]

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