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JOBIT: Bailie, Sr. Ann ‘Alexandrine’ [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jul-04



Ann Bailie

Bailie Dominican Sister of Peace, Sister Ann Bailie, (Sister Alexandrine), died at Mohun Health Care Center, Columbus, Ohio on July 4, 2016.

She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1929 and was professed in 1950 in the former congregation of St. Mary of the Springs, now the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She earned degrees from Manhattan College, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, and New York University. She ministered as a teacher in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Ohio. In Ohio she taught at Holy Trinity School in Somerset and was Directress of St. Mary of the Springs Academy in Columbus. During her last years of ministry Sister Ann spent over 30 years as a Professor at Albertus College in New Haven CT.

Sister Ann was preceded in death by her parents Alexander and Agnes Bailie, her brothers Alexander and Father Robert Bailie, OP and her sister Sister Ellen Bailie, OP. Her body will be received at the Columbus Motherhouse on Wednesday, July 6 at 3 p.m. A Vigil of Remembrance Service will be held at 4:45 p.m. with the wake continuing until 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Columbus Motherhouse at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 7 with the burial at a later date. Memorial gifts in Sr. Ann’s memory may be sent to the Dominican Sisters of Peace, Office of Mission Advancement, 2320 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219 or submitted securely at http://www.oppeace.org. Funeral arrangements completed by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME.

Funeral Home
Egan-Ryan Funeral Service – Central Chapel
403 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-6665

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 6, 2016


Bailie, Sr. Ann ‘Alexandrine’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dispatch/ann-bailie-condolences/180560015?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

           I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Sister Ann,

                 May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Waden, Larissa Sophia [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Jun-26



Larissa Waden


Larissa Sophia, 31, died suddenly on Sunday June 26, 2016.

Although an official determination of death is yet to be determined, Larissa struggled with drug addiction for many years and preliminary reports indicate a likely drug related overdose.

Larissa was born August 2, 1984, in Englewood, New Jersey and lived most of her life in Alpine, New Jersey. She also resided in Germany for 2 years and for a short period in Spain. Larissa graduated from Manhattan College in Bronx, New York and while employed, worked at Colex Imaging with her father Werner, brother Peter, and sister Taylor.

She is survived by her mother and father, Helen and Werner Waden; beloved brothers Alexander, Peter, and Marc; beloved sisters Tania and Taylor.

Larissa was a sensitive soul who loved animals, deeply cared for people, and was especially passionate about helping others less fortunate than her. Larissa was particularly focused on Doctors Without Borders and contributed to their efforts frequently. Doctors Without Borders is an international humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases.

Contributions in memory of Larissa may be made to:doctorswithoutborders.org

Published in The Record on July 3, 2016


Waden, Larissa Sophia [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/northjersey/larissa-waden-condolences/180539736?cid=full

[JR: The scourge of drug addiction is a preventable imho by legalizing all drugs. It’s a medical problem; not a legal problem. Argh!]  

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Dear John,

              I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Larissa.
                     May She 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: Visconti, Michael [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Mar-30



In Memory of
Michael Visconti Jr.
March 5, 1925 – March 30, 2016

Michael Visconti, 91, of Coconut Creek, Florida, joined his Maker on March 30, 2016.

Michael was born in New York City, New York on March 5, 1925, the loyal son of hard-working, Italian immigrants Michael and Giovanna (nee: Costabile) and loving brother of Josephine Nonna.
“Mike” attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and Manhattan College in New York City. Married on June 15, 1947, he and his faithful partner Mimi (nee: Lover) enjoyed more than 68 loving years together. Mike served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Wisconsin in World War II; he is one of its two surviving original crew members.

For more than 21 years, Mike drove the hook and ladder truck for the 1898-founded Engine Company 68 of the Fire Department of New York, at the “house on the hill” near Yankee Stadium in South Bronx. A journeyman carpenter and general contractor of commercial and residential properties, Mike also was the manager of Mother’s Sound Studio in Manhattan.

Mike was a member of the Knights of Columbus, held executive positions in the Coconut Creek Italian American Club, St. Vincent’s Men’s Guild and St. Luke Men’s Club, American Legion Post 157, Moose Lodge and the Wynmoor Village Condominium Association. Mike’s many “unsung” charitable endeavors included: Food for the Poor, lifting the spirits of the sick and grieving, and supporting area youth scholarship programs.

An avid golfer and maybe just a tad too competitive ping pong and billiards player, Mike is probably most fondly remembered for his singing and entertaining at numerous Gert Weinberg Wynmoor Dance Troupe production shows at Coconut Creek , with the St. Vincent and St. Luke choirs and at Veterans Park on Independence Days.

Michael is survived by his devoted wife and song, dance, and stage acting partner, Mimi; his sons Michael Anthony Visconti and wife Corinne Goodrich and the Reverend Canon Richard Visconti and wife Janna Schwartz; grandchildren Michael Visconti, Adam Visconti and wife Kelly Richter, Katherine Visconti, Cassandra Visconti, and Andrew Visconti.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Saint Vincent’s R.C. Church, 6350 N.W. 18th Street, Margate, Florida, 33063. His wake will be at 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida, 33064. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael’s memory may be sent to the Saint Vincent Men’s Guild at the above address.


Visconti, Michael [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

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

              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: Mozdziak, Sister Roberta [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Mar-01



Sister Roberta Mozdziak

CASTLETON Sister Roberta Mozdziak, C.R., age 86, was called home to God on March 1, 2016.

Sister entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection on September 6, 1944, and professed her final vows on August 15, 1952. She celebrated the 60th anniversary of her religious profession in 2007. Sister’s ministry to God and the Church over the course of many years was mainly in the field of education as a teacher and administrator.

Sister earned her bachelors in education from Fordham University, a masters in Special Education from Seton Hall and a masters in administration from Manhattan College.

Her many years of dedicated service in Catholic Education included teaching at St. Clemens Mary, New York City, St. Casimir, Yonkers, St. Paul’s, New York City, St. Francis of Assisi, Newburgh, N.Y., and St. Veronica’s, Howell, N.J.

Sister also served in leadership positions as principal at St. Casimir, Yonkers, and St. Agnes, Lake Placid.

Sister’s gentle spirit and kind heart inspired her students and colleagues with whom she served in the ministry of education.

Born in Yonkers, Sister Roberta was the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena Wiczkowicz. She is also predeceased by her brothers, Casimir, Frank, John; and her sisters, Blanche Lewandowski, Dorothy Klipp, Florence Lanna, Helen Theret, Estelle Fizer, Anna Serafin, Julia Mozdziak, and Mary Mozdziak . Sister Roberta is survived by many Sisters in the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection, as well as her sister Rose Chapeton, Frances Vergari, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

After a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Veronica’s Parish, Howell, where Sister was currently serving, her body will be transported to the Provincial Home in Castleton, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. Those desiring may send a remembrance in Sister Roberta’s name to the Sisters of the Resurrection Memorial Fund, 35 Boltwood Ave., Castleton, NY 12033.

Lasak & Gigliotti Funeral Directors
208 N Allen St
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 463-1566

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 4, 2016


Mozdziak, Sister Roberta [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/roberta-mozdziak-condolences/177932209?cid=full

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Dear John,

               I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Sister Roberta,

                     May She 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: Ponzo, John T. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Feb-28



John Ponzo

John Thomas Ponzo, age 98, of Fairfield, the loving husband of the late Lillian Cubelli Ponzo, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Born in Brooklyn, NY to the late Gasper and Anna Ponzo, John served as Chief Pharmacist’s Mate in the U.S. Navy during World War II attached to the submarine fleet in the Pacific Theatre. He subsequently attended New York University and Manhattan College.

John moved to Fairfield in 1947 and began his business, Federal Fabrics, in Bridgeport which he operated for many years. He was an avid boater and was a longtime member of Fitness 4000 in Bridgeport. John was also a devout parishioner of Our Lady of Assumption Church.

In his later life, John was a resident of the Watermark 3030 Park.

John is survived by his devoted daughter, Catherine Ann Vitrella and her husband, Thomas Benvenuto of Norwalk; two cherished grandsons, David of Houston, TX and John of Jacksonville, FL and six great grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. directly at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Fairfield. A Military Honor presentation will take place immediately following the service. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home in Fairfield has been entrusted with the arrangements. To send an online condolence, please visit http://www.shaughnesseybanks.com.

Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home & Cremation Services 
50 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06430

Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 1, 2016


Ponzo, John T. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/ctpost/john-ponzo-condolences/177888455?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

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

                        May He Rest In Peace.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP] on 2016-Feb-05



Deacon Paul M. Davignon


Deacon Paul M. Davignon: teacher and lover-of God, of life, of family, of his extended family of students, colleagues, and parishioners. Born July 3, 1941, died February 5, 2016, at Teresian House, Albany, of Alzheimer’s disease.

From his youth in Rhode Island, to his studies as Christian Brother Adrian James, FSC at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; for a master’s at Manhattan College; and for a master’s at Teachers’ College of Columbia University, Paul’s life path has been through teaching and his Church. His constant caring and bright, peaceful outlook drew many to him.

For over 40 years he taught religion and world languages at Christian Brothers’ Academy, Oakdale, Long Island; St. Cecilia’s High School, Englewood, N.J.; St. Aloysius Academy, Jersey City, N.J.; and Dwight Morrow High School, Englewood, N.J. where he was friend and mentor to many and involved in the teachers’ union. Ordained a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. in June, 1978, his ministry evolved through New Jersey parishes, especially Church of the Ascension in New Milford and, finally, at St. Matthews RC Church, Voorheesville.

We hope that friends and family might join us and St. Matthew’s Parish, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville, NY 12186, in celebrating Paul’s entrance into eternal life: Reception of the Body and Funeral Vigil will be Friday, February 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.; Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 13, at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon reception in the Parish Hall.

Paul, the son of the late Maurice George Davignon of Pawtucket, R.I. and the late Marie Jeanne-Blanche nee Paradis of New Bedford, Mass., is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maryann Postava-Davignon of Delmar; his three daughters, Laure-Jeanne Davignon of Knox, Christi-Anne (Seth) Plough of Wayland, Mass. and Marielle Aimee Postava-Davignon, PhD of Bangor, Maine; his granddaughters, Madeline Jeanne and Isabelle Aimee Plough; his brother, Robert [Elizabeth] E. Davignon, Esq; many cousins, nieces, nephews; and innumerable students who knew they could always count on him, one of whom told him one looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. (Carl Jung) Our deepest thanks and appreciation to our friends at Teresian House in Albany for their dedicated care.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Paul M. Davignon Scholarship for Peace at Dwight Morrow. Checks made out to the scholarship can be mailed to Law Office of Kathleen M. Toombs, 157 Barrett St., Schenectady, NY 12305. reillyandson.com

Funeral Home
Reilly & Son Funeral Home Inc
9 Voorheesville Ave
Voorheesville, NY 12186
(518) 765-3633

Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016


Davignon, Deacon Paul M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/paul-m-davignon-condolences/177635517?cid=full

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

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Dear John,

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

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Girzaitis, Loretta [MC???? RIP] on 2015-Dec-15



1920 – 2015


Born February 21, 1920 in Chicago of Lithuanian parents and is survived by niece Nancy Girzaitis, of Elderburg, MD, cousins Gintautas Sabataitis of Parma, Ohio and Maria Levenson of Pikeville, TN. She was preceded in death by her father Paul, mother Zuzana, brother Zenon (Jack), sister Jean Girzaitis, SSC.

She entered the Sisters of St. Casimir in Chicago in 1937 and left the congregation in 1968. While in the community she taught in both elementary and high schools in Chicago, Nebraska, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. After receiving her Masters Degree in Catechetical Theology from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., she worked for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for 21 years, creating and facilitating adult learning and enrichment programs in parishes, and aided other dioceses in developing similar programs.

She led nine groups to Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Greece. She studied at Tantur Institute in Jerulsalem and visited Catechetical Centers in Spain, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Loretta served on national boards as well as at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport and the University of Minnesota. She taught adult education courses in the archdiocese as well as Catholic University in Washington, D.C., La Salle College and St. Joseph Colleges in Pennsylvania and at the Colleges of St. Catherine, St. Thomas, Concordia College and United Theological Seminary in St. Paul.

She helped the dioceses in the state of Virginia develop programs in adult learning. Loretta made presentations on spirituality in many Methodist churches in North Carolina and held honorary membership in the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Church, writing for their publications. She was the author of seven books on spirituality, bible study and adult education and authored numerous articles for various publications.

Upon retirement she was a spiritual guide after receiving her training from Shalem Institute in Washington, D.C.; a volunteer for Hospice of the Twin Cities and developed a web site “Raised to the Light” to share reflections based on her writings. She and her sister Jean visited Lithuania, her parents’ homeland, three times, once when it was still under the domination of the Soviet Union and twice after it regained its independence.

Loretta’s cremains will be buried alongside her parents in St. Casimir Cemetery in Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Friday, 12/18/15 with visitation 1 hour prior to service at Holy Family Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 332 S. Exchange St. in St. Paul, which was Loretta’s final home. Memorial Masses will later be offered at St. Odilia Parish in Shoreview where she was a parishioner for two decades and at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Casimir in Chicago, Ill. All friends and acquaintances are invited to attend the funeral service and to continue to pray for the repose of her soul.

Loretta expressed her deepest gratitude to Little Sisters of the Poor for the exceptional care she received there. Memorials to Little Sisters of the Poor.

Published in Pioneer Press on Dec. 15, 2015


Girzaitis, Loretta [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Loretta Girzaitis. Loretta, loved and respected by so many will be missed by all. Her Family have shared the following Obituary for this accomplished and dedicated woman. Please add her to your prayers and her Famiky as they mourn the loss of their loved one. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Dear John,

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

             May She rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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