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JOBIT: McKeown, Patrick J. [MC1950 RIP] 2019-Mar-11



Patrick J. McKeown
1927 – 2019 Obituary 

Poughkeepsie – Patrick J. McKeown, age 92, of Red Oaks Mill, Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Born on January 11, 1927, in Long Island City, Queens, he was the son of the late Dr. Patrick J. McKeown and Anna Curtin McKeown. He was also predeceased by his sister, Ann Mattison, in 2010.

Patrick “Joe” attended St. Bartholomew’s Church and School in Elmhurst, Queens, then attended Bishop Loughlin HS in Brooklyn. After high school, he entered the Navy and was a proud veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1950 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, then received his Masters in Business Administration from St. John’s University in 1968.

He married Joan Marie Gaus on November 24, 1951, and was first employed by Sperry Aeronautics, then Grumman Aerospace for 29 years until his retirement in 1990. It was a great source of pride that he helped design the first lunar module that landed on the moon. He and his wife raised five children in Syosset, Long Island from 1954-1990, and were members of St. Edward Confessor Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. While in the Naval Reserve, he taught oceanography and space technology.

In 1991, they retired to Poughkeepsie, NY and were members of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Red Oaks Mill. He volunteered with the Math Counts program at the school.

Patrick leaves behind his wife Joan of 67 years and the following children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and niece: Children: Rosanne Boguski of New Port Richey, FL, John (and Deborah) McKeown of Pittsford, NY; Paul McKeown of Olean, NY; Joanne (and Thomas) McKeown Corley of Bethlehem, PA; and Patrick (and Kathryn) McKeown of Hopewell Junction, NY; 14 Grandchildren: Katelyn Cuviello, William Boguski, Stephanie Sandwell, Emily Richardson McKeown, Grace McKeown, Molly McKeown, Megan McKeown Retchless, Kelly McKeown, Kaitlyn McKeown, Joy Rudi Yosua, Phillip Corley, John Corley, Thomas Corley, Patrick “Joseph” McKeown; 6 Great-Grandchildren: Juliette and Sophie Cuviello, Abigail and Peter Sandwell, Charlie and Wesley Yosua; and Niece: Amy Mattison Toman

He loved to read, especially history, genealogy and books about Ireland. He was extremely proficient in repairing and recycling anything, and always tried to help everyone. He adored his wife and all his children and family.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8pm at McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday at 10:15am at St. Martin de Porres Church, 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie. Interment will be on Saturday at 11am at St. John’s Cemetery, Queens.

Please visit Patrick’s Book of Memories at http://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Mar. 13, 2019


McKeown, Patrick J. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: DeSanto, John Francis [MC1950 RIP] 2019-Feb-12



John Francis DeSanto
December 6, 1927 – February 12, 2019

John Francis DeSanto, 91, of Sarasota, Florida and formerly of Pleasantville, New York, died February 12, 2019.

John was born in New York City, the son of Margaret (Avolin) and John T. DeSanto. He grew up in the Bronx and graduated from St. Francis of Rome, Mount St. Michael High School and Manhattan College. He was a United States Army veteran.

The majority of John’s career was spent at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from which he retired in 1982 as Assistant Director of Personnel. From 1982 to 1986, he served as Vice President and Personnel Director of the Long Island Railroad.

For many years, he also taught business classes at Pace University and the University of Connecticut. In 1977, the United Nations approached him to consider a one year assignment teaching at the East African Management Institute in Arusha, Tanzania. Following his sabbatical working for the United Nations, he returned to the Port Authority, while simultaneously consulting on assignments for the Harvard School of Advanced International Studies in Thailand, Pakistan and Brunei. All of his teaching experiences allowed him to indulge his love of shared knowledge and international travel.

John was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Patricia A. Farricker, and is survived by his wife of 22 years, Mary Morphew DeSanto. Survivors include John and Patricia’s children; Mary Pat McNally (William) of Sarasota, FL, John F. DeSanto, Jr. (Christine) of New York, NY, Stephen E. DeSanto (Leslie) of Aberdeen, NJ and Margaret Hobbs (Russell) of Spring, TX. John is also survived by seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren, and Mary’s children: Jerry Morphew of St. Leo, FL, Terri Dye of Indianapolis, IN, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank all John’s caregivers in the Carroll Center at The Glenridge at Palmer Ranch, for their loving and dignified care over the last eighteen months. Their devotion to his care is greatly appreciated.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas More Church on February 25, at 9:30 am. Interment will be at The Sarasota National Cemetery.

Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2019


DeSanto, John Francis [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.]

DeSanto, John Francis [MC1950 RIP]

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February 20, 2019
Dear De Santo Family:
I had the privelege of working at the Port Authority from 1970 until the end of 2000. John was one of the many fine leaders I first met upon joining the agency. He was an excellent advisor, a gentle man and always an encouraging mentor. As I advanced in the agency during the 1970’s he supported my efforts and was always a helpful ally. I am sorry to learn of his passing, but, happy to see his long life and large family. He and all of you are in my prayers.
Lillian Borrone

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

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JOBIT: Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC1950 RIP] 2019-Jan-01



Vincent A. Iannucci

Harrison – Mr. Vincent Iannucci entered eternal rest on Tuesday January 1, 2019. He was 92 years old.

Vincent was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y. to the late Michael and Rose Iannucci. A graduate of Manhattan College, Vincent went on to a long successful career in sales with Allstate Insurance Company in N.Y.C..

In 1951, Vincent loved and married Marie Louise Massa. After brief stops in the Bronx and Hartsdale, they settled in Harrison, N.Y. where they remained to raise their family. After Marie’s passing in 2002, he went on to marry Priscilla Leckart, who he is survived by.

Vincent served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Army.

Vincent is survived by 6 loving children- Gabrielle, Michael (Marge), Emil (Tricia), Jeanette Ibrahim, Rose-Ellen Galluzzo (Stefano), and Vincent Jr. (Lynn) as well as 8 grandchildren- John, Michael, Stephen, Catherine, Benedetto, Alison, Loren, and Kristin.

The Iannucci Family will be receiving friends on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church. Interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y. Harrison Funeral Home 329 Halstead Avenue, Harrison, N.Y., 10528. WWW.HARRISONFUNERAL.COM
Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 3, 2019


Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

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

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Iannucci, Vincent A. [MC1950 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 RIP] 2018-Nov-27



Ernest Anthony Zappile
October 1, 1924 – November 27, 2018

Ernest was born on October 1, 1924 and passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Ernest was a resident of Indiana at the time of passing.

Ernie graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering and served as one of the youngest pilots in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is being planned in the Spring of 2019.

Memorial donations in Ernest’s name are welcomed to the following charities: Department for Persons with Disabilities P.O. Box 2539 Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 First Baptist Church 503 Park Street Swannanoa, NC 28778 American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org.


Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106633718

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Dear John,

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

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Zappile, Ernest Anthony [MC1950 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 http://www.ChattanoogaEastChapel.com


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

Guestbook: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/east-ridge-tn/john-okeefe-8054888/add-memory

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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]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/106579518

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

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