Tag Archives: MC1951

JOBIT: Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC1936 RIP]


William Ennis, 97
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:32 AM    
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:34 AM
By Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime Staten Islander William E. Ennis, Sr., 97, a retired federal and city government specialist and real estate appraiser, died yesterday in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners, where he had resided for seven years.

Born in the Bronx, he also lived in Sunnyside, Queens, before settling on Staten Island 25 years ago.

Mr. Ennis graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College, both in the Bronx.

He served in the New York National Guard and retired with the rank of major, family said.

Mr. Ennis was a member of the AARP and sang in a barber shop quartet.

He enjoyed going to military reunions and was a member of the Order of Saint Barbara military honor Society and the American Legion.

His wife, Virginia, died in 1995. He also was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph and John, and his daughter, Jane Lazaro.
Surviving Mr. Ennis are his son, William Jr.; his daughter, Patrice Whalen; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be Friday from the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church, Tottenville. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.


Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1936. I also believe that his son William is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC1936 RIP]

Ennis, William Jr. [MC1951]

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JFOUND: Keenan, John Fontaine [MC1951] as a judge


John Keenan

Current Court Information:United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   New York, NY
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   09/20/1983 – 12/30/1996
Senior:   12/31/1996 – Current
Preceded by:   Lloyd MacMahon
Succeeded by:   Colleen McMahon
Personal History
Born:   1929
Home State:   New York, NY
Bachelors:   Manhattan College, B.B.A., 1951
Law School:   Fordham U. Law, LL.B., 1954
Military service:   U.S. Army 1954 – 1956

John Fontaine Keenan is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He is serving on senior status.

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Keenan, John Fontaine [MC1951]

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JOBIT: Ministri, Edward C. [MC1951 RIP] by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Dear John,

I learned to today that Ed Ministri,’51 passed away on January 17, 2012.  I do not have an obituary.

May He Rest In Peace.



McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. I’ll get right on it.]

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Edward C. Ministri  
AGE: 84 • Red Bank

Edward C. Ministri, 84, of Red Bank, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at Waterford Glen at Brandywine Senior Living in Wall. Edward was born on Jan. 25, 1927 in Bronx, N.Y. where he grew up. In 1962, he settled in Middletown and was currently residing in Red Bank. Edward was a retired electrical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Corporation and a proud WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was predeceased by his parents and his wife, Noreen Curran Ministri. Edward is survived by seven loving children and 12 grandchildren. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3269 State Route 35 N, Hazlet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at St. James R.C. Church, Red Bank. In respect of Edward’s wishes, he will be privately cremated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, visit http://www.shorepointfh.com.



Ministri, Edward C. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/app/guestbook.aspx?n=edward-ministri&pid=155536957&cid=full

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JOBIT: Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC1951 RIP]


Thomas Joseph Wickman

GLENMONT-Thomas Joseph Wickman, 85, entered into life eternal on Dec. 25, 2011.

Born on Nov. 2, 1926, in Woodside; he was predeceased by his parents, William Augustus Wickman and Teresa Keogh Wickman, by his brother Daniel Martin Wickman and by his wife, Anne Tully Wickman.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Christine and his much-loved daughters: Caroline, Teresa (Stanley) Stoklosa, Mary (Christopher) Garrison, Lisa (Richard, Jr.) Manzer and Eva (John) Soones; by his cherished granddaughters: CarolAnne Manzer, Olivia Garrison, and Isabella Soones; and by his very dear friends, Karen Roberts and Alfred Cooley.

Tom was a scholarship student at Brooklyn Technical High School, earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree at Manhattan College, and his Master of Civil and Structural Engineering degree at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He qualified as a Certified Professional Engineer in 1956.

At the start of his career, Tom assisted in the design of bridge structures under David B. Steinman. He served as City Engineer for Kingston for 18 years. As a private Engineering Consultant, he designed many bridges and highways in Ulster County.

In 1944, Tom proudly volunteered to serve his country in the Army Air Corps as an Officer Cadet and loved telling stories of his time in the Military. Tom was well known for his delightful sense of humor and his love of telling jokes and stories. He was a World War II buff, loved anything to do with planes and flying and was always happy to report on his 31 trips to England. He passed on his love for horses and dogs to his entire family.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to The Stratton Veterans Administration and the NE Assoc. for the Blind at Albany for their wonderful support and kindness.

There will be a gathering of all friends and family at Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave., Albany, on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m., and a memorial service at the Episcopal Cathedral of All Saints, South Swan Street, Albany, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at 3 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Cathedral of All Saints or the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S. Pearl Street, Albany, 12202. For on line condolences, please visit http://www.danielkeenan funeralhome.com

Published in The Daily Freeman on December 29, 2011


Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/dailyfreeman/guestbook.aspx?n=thomas-wickman&pid=155237124&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Wickman, Thomas Joseph [MC1951 RIP]

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JOBIT: Devenuti, Richard B. [MC1951RIP]


Richard B. Devenuti

Our beloved, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Richard B. Devenuti, age 84, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011 in Surprise, AZ.

He was born in Mt. Vernon, New York on July 23, 1927 to Dominick and Irene Devenuti. A World War II veteran, he graduated from Manhattan College as an Electrical Engineer in 1951 and earned his MBA from Florida State University.

He worked in the aerospace industry for 45 years, the last 28 years with the Boeing Company.

Richard was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was the Grand Knight at St Theresa’s Parish in Federal Way, Wa. He loved his family, golf, tennis and travel. Never a handy man, he learned to repair cars, do shoddy construction and could fix almost any problem with duct tape and string.

He is survived by Judy, his wife of 59 years, son Richard R. (Jayne) Devenuti and daughters Linda, (John) Keena and Kim Devenuti, 5 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, two brothers and a sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your local hospice. A celebration of his life is planned for the New Year.


Devenuti, Richard B. [MC1951 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/seattletimes/guestbook.aspx?n=richard-devenuti&pid=155019775

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JOBIT: Bertin, Anthony P. [MC1951 RIP]


Anthony P. Bertin

Anthony P. Bertin, 81, of Deerfield, died on Friday, December 9, 2011, in the warmth and comfort of his home with loved ones by his side.

The son of the late Antonio and Ines Mion Bertin, Tony was born in New York City and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, NY. In 1951, he graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Following his Army service as a member of the Signal Corps in Korea, Tony moved to Utica and was employed by the General Electric Company.

In May 1958, Tony married Eleanore Bonacci at Blessed Sacrament Church. They made their home in Utica and Deerfield. A man of integrity and purpose, he worked in various positions and retired from General Electric Company in 1992 as Project Manager.

He was an active member of the Elfin Society, a member of Historic Old St. John’s Church, and an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Tony’s first love was family, then his home. His hobbies included gardening (great vegetables), hunting, deep-sea fishing and cheering for the NY Giants. He was an avid bridge player who planned his schedule around the Thursday Bridge Group. His love of reading and history led Tony and his wife to travel extensively during his retirement, but they always loved to return to “Home Sweet Home”.

He had treasured memories of all of his friends and activities, and Tony’s children and grandsons were his greatest source of pride. Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Eleanore; two daughters, Lisa (Robert) Freeman, Lancaster, PA, and Ellie (Nicholas) Colucci, Westfield, NJ; as well as five grandsons, Nicholas Leonard Colucci, Washington, DC, Alex Bertin Colucci, Middlebury College, Vermont, John Thomas Colucci, Colgate University, Christopher Robert and Andrew Bertin Freeman, Lancaster, PA. He is also survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Johanna Bonacci Albrecht and Henry Albrecht, and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call on Sunday (today), December 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Nunn & McGrath Funeral Directors, 470 French Rd., Utica. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 12, at 10:00 a.m. at Historic Old St. John’s Church, 240 Bleecker St., Utica.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Historic Old St. John’s Church.

The Bertin family wishes to thank Dr. Booth, the staff of Central NY Cardiology and Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare for their compassion and care. Messages of sympathy at http://www.nunnandmcgrath.com

Published in The Observer-Dispatch on December 11, 2011


Bertin, Anthony P. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/uticaod/guestbook.aspx?n=anthony-bertin&pid=154962332&cid=full

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Dear John,

I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1951.

May He Rest In Peace.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bertin, Anthony P. [MC1951 RIP]

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JNEWS: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) ids Sweeney, Christopher [MC1951]


Sweeneys honored for commitment
Friday, November 25, 2011

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Christopher and Rita Sweeney of Sciota, former West End business owners, were recently recognized for their support and commitment to the Northeast Lions Eye Bank.

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Both Chris and Rita have been associated with the Northeast Pennsylvania Lions Eye Bank since 1985. They were among those honored for their long history of service to their community and in particular as members of the Eye Bank board of directors. Chris has been the Board President for 17 years and has been instrumental in establishing the endowment fund responsible for providing 2,000 corneal transplants annually.

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From: McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
Date: Sat, Nov 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM
Subject: Sweeney, Christopher 1951 has a hand in corneal transplants

Dear John,

I believe that Christopher is a member of the Class of 1951.


[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Sweeney, Christopher [MC1951]

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