Tag Archives: MC1952 RIP

JOBIT: Flood, James M. [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-23



James M. Flood
March 23, 2017   
Wall, New Jersey

James passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

James was a resident of Wall, New Jersey at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Manhattan Prep High School and then Manhattan College.

He was married to Nancy.

Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home 2028 Hwy 35. Wall followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday March 29 2017 at 9:45am at the Church of St. Rose 603 7th Ave. Belmar NJ 07719. Interment with military honors will be in the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Jim’s name to Special Needs Activity Center for Kids SNACK: https:www.snacknyc.com.


Flood, James M. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/104606308

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Dear John,

              I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1952.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Flood, James M. [MC1952 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Battaglia, Leo F. [MC1952 RIP] on 2017-Jan-13



Leo F. Battaglia
Leo F. Battaglia, 85, of Spotsylvania County, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital.

Mr. Battaglia graduated from Manhattan College in 1952. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Later, Mr. Battaglia graduated from Fordham Law School in 1957 where he attended on a scholarship and was elected Commons Editor.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Bernhardt Battaglia, whom he met on November 18, 1950, married July 7, 1956, and has been with since the first day they met; his daughter, Elizabeth Ann House; son-in-law Gary House; grandchildren, Brianna Kristine House and Katelyn Marie House; and great-granddaughter, Audreanna Moore-House.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at noon in Quantico National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2217 Princess Anne St, Ste 106-1F, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Online guestbook at covenantfuneralservice.com.


Battaglia, Leo F. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://covenantfuneralservice.com/obituaries/leo-f-battaglia/

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

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JOBIT: Smith, Harry Philip [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Aug-16



Smith, Harry Philip
Sept. 22, 1930 – August 22, 2016
Tyler, Texas

Harry passed away quietly and peacefully after months of declining health.

Harry was Born and raised in Yonkers, New York. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen P. Smith and their five children, Jim (LeeAnne)-Albuquerque, NM, Tom (Jean)-Tyler, TX, Bill (Sue)-Littleton, CO, Kathy Adams (Hugh)-Mission Viejo, CA, Pete (Sue)-Colorado Springs, CO, ten grandchildren: Alie, Lauren (Asher), Lindsey (Craig), Maggie, Parker, Ryan, Chris, Korey (Kelly), Michael, Katelyn, and two great-grandchildren, Hudson and Henry.

Harry graduated from LaSalle Military Academy as salutatorian in June 1948 where he developed his love for aviation. He then graduated from Manhattan College, New York City, New York in 1952 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Math and Chemistry.

After his service in the United Sates Air Force specializing in Weapons Ordinance Disposal with a National Defense Service Medal, he had a varied career with the Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation and Lockheed Martin Marietta Corporation, all of which took him to various parts of the U.S. He was always known as the problem solver. Harry lived in Tyler, Texas for the last 14 years, but especially enjoyed his time in Albuquerque from 1964-1974.

A funeral service will be held for Harry on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment with military honors will take place at 2:15 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 1 to Jan. 8, 2017 


Smith, Harry Philip [MC1952 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Hartigan, William Albert [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Dec-16



William Albert Hartigan

NEW YORK CITY — William Albert Hartigan entered eternal life on December 16, 2016, at Cornell Presbyterian Hospital, New York City.

Born on July 18, 1930, in Albany, he was the eldest child of John A. and Harriet (Barnes) Hartigan. A resident of Manhattan for over fifty years, Bill, as everyone called him, graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in 1948, then Manhattan College and earned his master’s degree in ath and economics at Carnegie Tech. Bill was a long time employee employed by I.B.M. as corporate financial analyst.

Bill actively volunteered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and many church organizations. His interests included the New York Library, museums, a sport enthusiast, and taking long daily walks. He was known for many academic achievements and for his faith, kind disposition, honesty, and generosity to charities.

Bill is survived by his brother, John (Jean) Hartigan and sister-in-law, Kathie (Poli) Hartigan; also by nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Joan (Jerry) Dombrowski, and brother, Francis Hartigan. A special thanks to Patty Gylfe, for her many kindnesses to him.

A memorial Mass, followed by the Rite of Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, will be held privately at the convenience of the family at a later date. To leave Bill’s family a message on their guestbook, or light a candle, please visit mcveighfuneralhome.comlogo

McVeigh Funeral Home 208 North Allen Street Albany, NY 12206(518) 489-0188

Albany Times Union on Jan. 1, 2017


Hartigan, William Albert [MC???? RIP] 

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/timesunion-albany/william-albert-hartigan-condolences/183272104?cid=full

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Dear John,

           I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1952.

                  May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Hartigan, William Albert [MC1952 RIP] 

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JOBIT: Farrell, William Gaillard [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Dec-10



William Gaillard Farrell
1930 – 2016

William Gaillard Farrell, 86, of Hendersonville, NC passed away on December 10, 2016 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville.

He was born March 29, 1930 in New York, NY.

Bill graduated from St. Elizabeth Catholic School, Cardinal Hayes High School and Manhattan College, all in New York City. He enlisted in the Navy while attending Manhattan College and ultimately was Commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Candidate program after he graduated in 1952.

He served on Active Duty during the Korean War including tours aboard two aircraft carriers, the USS Salerno Bay and the USS Leyte. Following his Active Duty, and a return to the construction field in New York City which included overseeing the major redevelopment of City College of NY as Director of Campus Planning, and Development and Facilities Planning at Brooklyn College, he remained in the Naval Reserve, ultimately transferring to the Navy Civil Engineer Corps.

During the next 25 years of military service, Bill served with distinction in the Reserve Naval Construction Forces in key leadership positions supporting the Seabees, following a tradition set by his father. His most notable tours include assignments as the initial Inspector General of the First Reserve Naval Construction Brigade; Commander, 21st Naval Construction Regiment; and Commanding Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Thirteen. He retired as Captain after a thirty year career.

Bill and his wife, Madeline, retired to Hendersonville in 1991.

Bill was a proud Eagle Scout and participated as the Senior Patrol Leader of all the scouts from New York City at the World Scout Jamboree in Moisson, France in August, 1947.

Bill was very involved in church, community and civic activities, both in New York City and Hendersonville. This included in New York serving as a Boy Scout adult leader, involvement in the St. Luke’s parish council and serving as an organizer and the announcer for the parish bazaar; and in Hendersonville many volunteer activities for Immaculate Conception parish, including Vice Chairman of the committee which built the current church, the Gem and Mineral Society, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department, the Solid Waste Advisory Committee, the Board of Equalization and Review, the Planning Board and the Republican Club, Member of the Korean War Veterans, Member of the Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA) and involvement in several veteran’s activities, which included accompanying veterans on Honor Flights to the World War II memorial. Bill also served on the Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees.

He was the son of the late William R. Farrell and Abby (nee Gaillard) Farrell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by an older infant sister, an infant grandson, an infant great granddaughter and son-in-law.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Madeline C. Farrell (nee Wenz), his nine children, Madeline Franki, William (Marleny), Gregory (Donna), Dennis, Philip (Maureen), Kevin (Ada), Raymond (Karen), Regina Bellantuono (Robert), Donald (Marisa), his twenty-seven grandchildren, his fourteen great grandchildren, his sister Loretta Dente (Anthony), his brother Philip (Julie), his sisters-in-law Ernestine Wenz and Rose Marie Marron, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Bill was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather totally devoted to his family, God, country and friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 16, 2016 from 6-8pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville, NC with a prayer service beginning at 6pm. A funeral mass in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 17th in the main sanctuary of Immaculate Conception Church in Hendersonville. Military honors will be rendered in the church following the mass. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC at a date to be determined.

An online register book is available for family and friends and can be found at http://www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any one of the following:

  • St. Elizabeth School, Attention Dr. Adams, 612 W 187 Street, New York, NY 10022, write “In memory of Willam Farrell” on memo line.
  • Immaculata Catholic School 711 Buncombe Street, Hendersonville, NC 28791, write “In memory of Willam Farrell” on memo line.Seabee Memorial Scholarship – a form can be found @ Seabee.org – Look for form under “Memorial Gifts”, print and send in with the donation. Donations may also be made online at Seabee.org by clicking on the yellow “Donate” button.
  • Greater NYC Boy Scouts of America – William G. Farrell Summer Camp Scholarship Fund – please send check payable to Boy Scouts of America and send to Greater NYC Boy Scouts of America, c/o Raymond Farrell, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP, 445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 420, Melville, NY 11747.

Donations to the above organizations may also be made online via tmcfunding.com.

Published in The Times-News from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2016


Farrell, William Gaillard [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Baker, Richard G. [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Aug-19


Dear John,

           I have just learned that my very old friend from Grammar School, Dick Baker, ’52 passed away last night (8/19/16) after a long illness. He and his wife, Catherine, were in our wedding party some
59 years ago.

           I do not know the arrangements yet.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Mike, sorry for your loss. I appreciate the “news” for Jasper Jottings.]

Baker, Richard G.  [MC1952 RIP]

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Dear John,

          I did not find an obitutary yet but this is
what I have:

It is with sadness that I report that Dick Baker passed away on Friday Night after a long illness.

The arrangements are as follows:

Monday August 22nd from 2 to 4, and 7 to 9 at
The Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home
321 S Main Street
New City, New York 10956
Phone: 845-634-6110

Tuesday August 23rd 10 AM Mass at:
St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church
36 West Nyack Road
Nanuet, N Y 10954

                      May He Rest In Peace.

                          Mike McEneney

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Good Evening All,

We pray for Mike McEneney’s very old friend, Grammar School classmate and Fellow Jasper, Dick Baker ’52. Mike just learnef that Dick Passed away Friday night, 8/19/16 after a long illness. Dick and his Wife, Catherine, were in Mike and Cathie’s Wedding Party some 59 yrars ago. We pray for Dick, his Wife Catherine and their Family as the Family mourn their loss. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Richard G. Baker

Richard George Baker (Dick), C.P.A., formerly of Nanuet, NY and currently of Tomkins Cove, NY, passed away on August 19th, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born on January 4th, 1931 in the Bronx, New York, the son of George Baker and Loretta (Colligan) Baker. He was 85 years old. He attended St. Barnabas Elementary School and Cardinal Hayes High School before graduating from the Manhattan College School of Business in 1952. Dick served in the United States Army in Korea from 1952 to 1954 and was a proud Commander and lifetime member of the VFW Post #3773 in Nanuet, NY. Dick was also a lifetime member of Cardinal McGlosky Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Nanuet II Senior Citizen Club. He retired from U.S. Life in 1996.

Dick is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Catherine (Guldner) Baker. Catherine and Dick were married on October 23rd, 1954 in Woodlawn, NY. He was the father of Richard Baker Jr., Kathleen Baker (deceased), Theresa (Mark) Ferretti, Mary (Jim) Kelly, Peggy Baker, and Stephen (Jackie) Baker. He was the loving ‘PopPop’ of Mark (Kristin) Ferretti, Michael Ferretti, Laura (Travis) Paukert, Kathleen (Ben) Moss, James Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Robert Geremino, Matthew Baker, John Baker, and McKenna Baker. He was the great grandfather of Madeline Moss, Gabriella Ferretti, and a great grandson expected in February, 2017.

Dick was deeply passionate about his family and friends and adored his time spent with them, especially at their beach home in Spring Lake, New Jersey. Dick was greatly loved by his wife and family and will be deeply missed.

Visiting hours will be Monday, August 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday August 23 at St. Anthony’s Church with burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dick’s memory to Birthright of Rockland County.

Michael J. Higgins
Funeral Home
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956

Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 21, 201


Baker, Richard G. [MC1952 RIP]

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JOBIT: Hickey, William F. Jr. [MC1952 RIP] on 2016-Jul-21



William Hickey Jr.Obituary
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William F.William F. Hickey, Jr. of Fairfield, CT entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Grace, and three children and their spouses: Sharon Sutton (Carl), David Hickey, and Courtney Lamoin (Kevin) and their four children: Penelope, Oliver, Madeline, and Tucker. Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Heather Hickey. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary Love (Jack), his brother Kieran (Betty Ann), three nieces Kelli Young (Jon), June Norden (John), and Susan Windle (Ralph) and one nephew Gregory Hickey (Alison). He is also predeceased by his nephew, Christopher Hickey.

Bill was born in Stamford, CT on May 28, 1929 to the late William F. Hickey and Margaret Dooley Hickey. He attended local schools and graduated from St. Basil’s Preparatory School in 1948 where he played varsity football, baseball, and basketball. In 1952, he graduated from Manhattan College where he was a member of the outstanding golf team. After graduating in 1955 from Fordham University Law School, he began his private practice of law and an illustrative career in public service.

From 1959-1961 he served as a prosecutor in the Stamford City Court. In 1966, he became a partner in the law firm of Ryan, Ryan, and Hickey.

Bill served as Interim Mayor of the City of Stamford for three months and from 1960-1970 he served five terms in the State Senate in Hartford, which included four years as the Assistant Senate Majority Leader.

Professionally, he was a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, a member of the New Canaan Board of Finance, and President of the Toga Club. In 1967, he was selected as Man of the Year by the Roasters Club and in 1988, he was named Man of the Year by Stamford State Street Debating Society. In 1990, he was honored by the Stamford Old Timers’ Athletic Association. In 1991, Bill was honored by the Board of Trustees of the Ferguson Library for his seven years as a Trustee and having served as a Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Pension Committee, and a member of the Community Relations, Finance, Long Range Policy, Nominating, and Special Gifts/Endowments/Foundation Committees.His respect and passion for the law ultimately led to an appointment as a Superior Court Judge in 1988 by Governor William O’Neill. In 1996, he was appointed Administrative Judge and served until his retirement in 2012.

As a sports enthusiast, Bill always enjoyed watching New York Yankee games, but most especially cheering on the New York Giants. All who knew Bill, know his first love in life was golf. Bill started as a caddie at Woodway Country Club and went on to become a member spanning some six decades. He was elected President of the club and finally Honorary Member, being recognized for his leadership, personal achievement, and contributions to the club during that time.

Above all, he valued family and in recent years what brought the biggest smile to his face was spending time with his adoring grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield, CT. Interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The Tully Health Center, c/o Stamford Hospital Foundation, 1351 Washington Blvd., Suite 202, Stamford CT, 06902 and/or the Woodway Country Club Scholarship Fund, c/o The Woodway Country Club, 540 Hoyt St. Darien, CT 06820. 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
50 Reef Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 255-1031

Published in Darien News from July 25 to July 29, 2016


Hickey, William F. Jr. [MC1952 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/dariennewsonline/william-hickey-condolences/180775544?cid=full

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