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JOBIT: McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Apr-13



Thomas Francis McNamara
(1928 – 2019)

Thomas Francis McNamara, Ph.D, 91, died peacefully on Saturday evening, April 13, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY, son of Thomas and Georgeanna Costello McNamara.

Dr. McNamara served in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he received a BS degree from Manhattan College, a MA from Hofstra University and a PhD from Catholic University of America. He was a scientist who held 19 U.S. Patents and following a career with Warner Lambert Company, he became a Dean and Professor at SUNY Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. McNamara was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ann McNamara who died in 2002, his parents, a brother, Raymond McNamara, and a son, Thomas McNamara.

He is survived by a son and three daughters, Michael McNamara and his wife, Lesli of Charlotte, Mary Ward and her husband, Ron of Burke, VA, Carolyn Pierce and her husband, Kelvin of Heuvelton, NY and Georgina Cranston and her husband, Michael of Greencastle, PA; grandchildren, Brian, Kevin and Laura McNamara, Virginia, Amanda and James Ward, Reginald, Conner, Reilly, Carter, Maureen, Meaghan and Michael Pierce and Emma and Bridgette Cranston; two great-grandchildren, Lucas Shah and Etta Proctor; and a brother, Edward McNamara and his wife, Mary Ann of Lynbrook, NY .

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 7095 Waxhaw Highway, Lancaster, SC. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 7:30 at Kenneth Poe Services in Charlotte.

Burial will be in the Holy Rood Cemetery in Westbury, NY on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

Memorials may be sent to the donor’s choice in memory of Dr. McNamara.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at http://www.kennethpoeservices.com.

Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service 1321 Berkeley Ave. Charlotte, NC 28204 704-641-7606

Published in Charlotte Observer on Apr. 16, 2019


McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: https://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/charlotte/thomas-francis-mcnamara-condolences/192403294?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1949.

                    May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McNamara, Thomas Francis [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Mechmann, William A. [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Apr-12



William A. Mechmann

Jackson Twp – William A., 93, of Jackson Twp., NJ, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019, at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Twp., NJ. He was born in Bronx, NY and resided in Marlboro, NJ, prior to settling in Jackson Twp., 7 years ago.

William was a United States Army Veteran serving in World War II with the 1262nd Service Command Unit, the Blue Devils, achieving the rank of Technical Sgt. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1949 and attended Fordham Law School where he received his Juris Doctor Degree.

William was employed as a labor relations attorney with Federated Allied Department Stores Corp. for 20 years prior to his retirement. In addition he was an Arbitrator in New York for clients including the American Stock Exchange, The New York Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Security Dealers.

He was a former communicant, Lector and Eucharistic Minister with St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Marlboro. He was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. William was Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Marlboro Free Public Library from 1970-2002.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Emily Mechmann. William is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rosemarie Mechmann; his sons, William Mechmann and his late wife, Donna of Warminster, PA, and Paul Mechmann and his wife, Ann of Nashville, TN; his daughters, Barbara Porcelli and her husband, Jack of Jackson Twp., and Stephanie Mechmann and her husband, Alex Rosenwald of Tinton Falls, NJ; and by his grandchildren, Lauren, Gabrielle, Samantha, Juliette, Kelly Ann, and Christopher.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his visitation from 3-7 PM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the GEORGE S. HASSLER FUNERAL HOME, 980 Bennetts Mills Rd., Jackson Twp., NJ. A funeral gathering will be offered at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at the funeral home. His funeral liturgy will be offered at 10:30 AM at St. Gabriel’s Historic Roman Catholic Church, 549 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ. Interment will follow in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, 549 County Road 520, Marlboro, NJ 07746. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in William’s memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, 383 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08607, http://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org, or Marlboro Free Public Library, 1 Library Ct. Marlboro, NJ 07746, and would be greatly appreciated. For directions, further information, and to send condolence messages to the family, please visit http://www.hasslerfuneralhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 14, 2019


Mechmann, William A. [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Heffernan, Francis W. “Frank” [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Jan-25



Francis Heffernan

Mahwah – Francis W. “Frank” Heffernan, 92, of Mahwah, died on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Born in New York City, Frank lived in Mahwah for over 30 years. After graduating from Manhattan College, Frank joined the US Navy in 1944 and served on the USS St. George as the Radioman.

Frank worked as a Food Broker for his entire career, retiring from Pezrow Corp. in 2006.

Frank is survived by his loving wife Eileen, his children: Brian, Kevin, Thomas, Patricia Cleary, Kathleen Feudi and Barbara Heffernan. He is also survived by his 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, his sister Eileen Pyle and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Farley.

The family will be greeting friends on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at St. Elizabeth’s RC Church, 700 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481, followed by a Memorial Mass at 1:00pm. Arrangements by the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, http://www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff, NJ.


Heffernan, Francis W. “Frank” [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1949.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Heffernan, Francis W. “Frank” [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Covino, Richard S. [MC1949 RIP] 2019-Jan-07



Richard S.Covino


Richard Silvester Covino, 93 of Loudonville, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019, in the comfort of his home with his wife and daughter by his side.

Born in the Bronx on January 21, 1925, he was the son of the late Mose Covino and Angelina Perrotta Covino. He was last living sibling of eight children and is survived by his wife Mary Covino; and his daughter Julia Covino, along with many wonderful nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. Richard graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1944 and served until June of 1946. He was awarded the American Theatre Medal and the Victory Medal for his service.

Richard went on to graduate from Manhattan College in 1949 with a bachelor in electrical engineering. After his graduation from Manhattan College, he began his long career with Lord Electric Company, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the U.S. In 1969, after it was acquired by Lord Electric, Richard became the president of E.G. May, Inc., an electrical contracting company located in Albany. From 1980 through 1985 he became executive vice president of Lord Electric and in 1986 he was promoted to president of Lord Electric.

Upon his retirement, he continued to enjoy horse racing, taking vacations with his wife and friends, and was active with St. Puis X’s Pastoral Care, transporting parishioners to their doctor appointments.

Visitation will be held at St. Puis X Church, Loudonville, on Friday, January 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, in St. Puis X Church, Loudonville. Interment will be in St. John The Baptist Cemetery, Valatie. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Richard’s name to the Society for the Propagation of Faith (propagationarchny.org), Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (maryknollsociety.org), or Unbound (unbound.org). Condolence book at bowenandparkerbros.com.

Bowen & Parker Bros Funeral Home 97 Old Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110 (518) 273-4162
Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 10, 2019


Covino, Richard S. [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Mills, Stanley A. [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Oct-17



Stanley A. Mills
March 27, 1921 – October 17, 2018
Sun City, Arizona
Stanley was born on March 27, 1921 and passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Stanley was a resident of Sun City, Arizona at the time of passing.

He attended local schools and graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelors degree in 1949 and Masters degree from St. Louis University.

During WWII he flew combat missions as a Bombardier-Navigator with the 8th Air Force in Europe during 1944 completing a tour of 35 missions with his last being January 2, 1945.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2018 at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 15800 N. Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ. Private interment was at Sunland Memorial Park in Sun City, Arizona.


Mills, Stanley A. [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: Bianchi, Louis M. [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Oct-18



Louis M. Bianchi
1928 – 2018 

Rye Brook – Louis M. Bianchi, 90, a resident of Rye Brook, NY died October 18, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born July 22, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Charles and Elisa Rolandi Bianchi. He was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. He received his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan College and Masters Degree from New York University. Lou served in the United States Army. He was married September 6, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Marie Masi. Lou was a retired financial executive and held senior level positions at AMF and GAF Corporations. His work took him around the world.

He was a longtime parishioner of the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester where he served as an usher. Lou was a golfer, avid reader and a New York Times crossword puzzle solver in pen, of course. He was a diehard Mets and Jets fan. 

He is survived by his devoted wife Marie Bianchi of Rye Brook, NY beloved children Richard L. Bianchi and his wife Caroline of Rye, NY Joan Tursi and husband William of Port Chester, NY and Lynn Alexander and husband Robert of Rye Brook, NY grandchildren Michael Tursi, Alana Tursi, Marielle Bianchi, Madeleine Bianchi and Jesse Alexander. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph and Charles Bianchi. Visitation will be 4-8PM on Sunday October 21, 2018 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30AM on Monday October 22, 2018 at Parish of St. John Bosco (Our Lady Of Mercy) 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Entombment to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery Rye Brook, NY. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  Memphis, TN.

Craft Memorial Home, Inc. 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY (914) 939-0131 www.craftmemorialhome.com

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 20, 2018


Bianchi, Louis M. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

                I believe that Louis is a member of the Class of 1949.

                            May He Rest in Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bianchi, Louis M. [MC1949 RIP]

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JOBIT: DiPaola, Anthony [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Sep-02



Anthony DiPaola

Anthony Louis, Anacleto, Raimondo DiPaola, 91, of Harrington Park, NJ, died peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Anthony was the beloved husband of the late Louise DiPaola to whom he was married for 50 years. Anthony was born in The Bronx in 1927. He and his loving wife, Louise, met and married at Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx and later moved their family of six to Rockland County, NY. Anthony was a Veteran WWII U S Army. A 1949 graduate of Manhattan College, Anthony worked for the State of New York, Insurance Department as a Senior Examiner and was able to enjoy retirement for close to 30 years. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his friends and family. 

A loving father, Anthony is survived by his daughters, Susan Joyce, Frances DiPaola, Barbara Porter, Son-in-Law, John Porter and his son, Douglas DiPaola and Daughter-in-Law, Joanne DiPaola; and five grandchildren, with whom he shared a close and special relationship: Anthony and Francesca DiPaola, Elizabeth and John Fruhmann and Marisa and Scott Carrothers. A funeral Mass will be held at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Norwood, NJ on Wednesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m. Visitation is Tuesday 4-7 p.m. at Pizzi Funeral Home, Northvale (201-767-3050).

Interment will follow at Saint Catharine’s Cemetery in Sea Girt, NJ where he will rest beside his wife, Louise.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made in Anthony’s name to: Homes for Veterans, https://www.homesforveterans.us/



DiPaola, Anthony [MC1949 RIP]

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