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

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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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JOBIT: Radzivila, Raymond [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Jan-26



Raymond Radzivila

Poughkeepsie – Raymond Radzivila passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. Ray was born and raised in Yonkers, New York on October 2, 1923. He was extremely proud of his military service during WWII, serving in the Army in the Philippines and Okinawa with the 96th Infantry Division as a squad leader and being awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He received the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded, and also earned two battle stars, two presidential unit citations, as well as the Good Conduct and Victory medals. After the war, Ray attended and graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering and was elected to the National Honorary Engineering Societies of Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He went to work for the New York State Department of Transportation and became Regional Design Engineer, working on the Interstate Highway System as well as numerous Poughkeepsie city arterial roadways, and during this time relocated to Poughkeepsie. Ray was appointed Executive Director of the East Hudson Parkway Authority in 1970, serving 10 years managing the parkways in 4 counties on the east side of the Hudson River. After, Ray joined the consulting engineering firm of Modjeski and Masters as resident engineer during the reconstruction of the west bound Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. 

In 1949, Ray married his sweetheart, Theresa Fedor, who predeceased him in 2008. He was a devoted caregiver to her after she developed health problems in later life. Ray was an active volunteer fireman for over 50 years with the Red Oaks Mill Fire Company. He organized the Arlington Volunteer Firemen’s Benevolent Association and was its first President. A member of St. Martin de Porres parish, he served as an usher at the 5:00 mass each Saturday for over 35 years and also assisted with the Math Counts program for a few years at the parish elementary school. During the 1980’s, Ray served on the Dutchess County Traffic Safety Board, being among the first in the nation to curtail drunk driving. He also helped out at the Bingo Program at Mt. Alvernia Retreat House in Wappingers Falls, and was always available to assist his neighbors as needs arose. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Wappingers Council, the 96th Infantry Division Deadeye Association, New York State Transportation Engineers, American Legion Post 1302, Disabled American Veterans, and Retired Public Employees Association.

Ray was a master swimmer, winning numerous awards in the Empire State and the Senior Games. In addition to his love for swimming, he adored his two grandsons and enjoyed frequent luncheon dates with both. Ray is survived by them, Christopher Smith of Hartford, Ct. and and Timothy Smith of Wappingers Falls, as well as his daughter, Terri Rae Smith and son-in-law Paul. He leaves behind a multitude of dear friends and relatives, and will be sorely missed by all. 

Calling hours will be 4pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, January 30th at the Timothy Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie New York 12603. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 31st at 10 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie, NY with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery Poughkeepsie.

If you would like to leave an online condolence please visit our website at www.doylefuneralhome.com

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 29, 2018


Radzivila, Raymond [MC???? RIP]

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Good Afternoon All,

Bob Nasser ’67 has shared with Lou Calvelll the sad news of the passing of another Manhattan College Jasper and proud member of the Greatest Generation, Lou Radzivila ’49 BSCE. Lou, a highly decorated ( Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Battle Stars, Two Presidential Unit Citations, Good Conduct and Victory Medals) United States Army WW11 Veteran, was called home on January 26, 2018. We pray for Lou, his Wife, Theresa (predeceased 2008) their Daughter, Terri Rae Smith, Son-in-Law Paul, two Grandsons Christopher and Timothy and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have shared the following Obituary which includes visiting hours today, January 30 and Mass of Christian Burial tomorrow, January 31, 2018 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Bob Nasser shared an interesting story that I share with you. After the War, Ray applied to Manhattan College. He was turned down because of his High School Record and had to take a test. Ray did very well on the test and was accepted at Manhattan and the rest, we might say, is history as you will read in Ray’s Obituary from Bob and Jasper Jottings. Thank you Bob. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Vlahos, George John [MC1949 RIP] 2018-Jan-12



George John Vlahos

Yonkers – On January 12, George John Vlahos passed away peacefully in his sleep just shy of his 92nd birthday. He followed his beloved wife Amy Mallas Vlahos who passed last May.

George is survived by his three children: John and his wife Nancy Ash, Terri McCartney and her husband Fred Wilms, and Len and his wife Kristen Gilligan. His seven grandchildren, Lauren, Zach, Patrick, Tommy, Alexander, Charlie and Luke brought him constant joy. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Patrick McCartney.

George was born in Yonkers, New York on January 21, 1926 to Greek immigrants. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the age of 17, but the war ended before he saw active duty. He went on to earn a BS in Chemistry at Manhattan College and a Masters in Education from Columbia University. He met Amy and they were married in 1954, remaining together for 62 years. George was a personnel manager for Refined Sugars in Yonkers for more than twenty five years. In his sixties he began a second career as a math and science teacher in the Yonkers public schools.

George loved the beach and surf fishing, spending many happy family vacations on Long Beach Island, NJ. He and Amy enjoyed traveling, taking many excursions after retirement.

Family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, January 17th from 3pm to 7pm at Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave, in Stamford, CT. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 10am at the Archangels Greek Orthodox Church, 1527 Bedford Street, in Stamford. The interment will immediately follow the service at Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North St., in Rye, NY.

The family made the arrangements with Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Avenue, in Stamford, CT. If you care to leave an online condolence message please visit the family guestbook at www.bosakfuneralhome.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/bosakfuneralhome.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 14, 2018


Vlahos, George John [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vlahos, George John [MC1949 RIP]

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