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JOBIT: McCarthy, John [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Nov-01

2017-Nov-05

John McCarthy
November 1, 2017
Florida

John passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

John was a resident of Florida at the time of passing.

He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Engineering in 1954 and lettered in track where he specialized in the discus.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and after completing Naval flight training was designated a Naval Aviator.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Brendan Catholic School.

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McCarthy, John [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.tributes.com/condolences/leave_memory/105452110

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-journalonline/obituary.aspx?n=john-dillon-mccarthy-mac&pid=187151565

John Dillon “Mac” McCarthy

A mass of Christian burial for John Dillon McCarthy “Mac”, who passed away November 1, 2017 will be celebrated on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach with Father Thomas Barrett and Father James Queen as celebrants.

Interment will be private. Friends wishing to call and pay their respects may do so Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4:00 until 6:00 pm at the church.

Mac was raised in historic Cold Spring, NY along the Hudson River and grew up delivering the morning & evening newspaper and selling pennants at West Point football games. He graduated from Manhattan College with a degree in Engineering in 1954 and lettered in track where he specialized in the discus.

He enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and after completing Naval flight training was designated a Naval Aviator. His first squadron was the VF-84 “Jolly Rodgers”, where he flew the world famous Chance-Vought F8 Crusader off aircraft carriers. The Crusader was the first Navy fighter capable of flying 1,000 mph. He then became an instructor pilot in the F8, and later flew it extensively in combat during the Vietnam War. He retired at the rank of Captain, USN after a career spanning more than 20 years.

While stationed at NAS-Cecil Field Jacksonville, Mac met the love of his life, Carolyn Jones whom he married in 1963. They enjoyed the Navy life and had many adventures around the world. The arrival of their daughter Kelly made their family complete.

Upon retiring from the Navy he moved to Ormond Beach, FL in 1980. He pursued a career in real estate with Hudson Realty and Benny Miles Realty and took great pleasure in helping his clients find the home of their dreams.

Over the years with many great friends, he regularly played racquetball at Omega 40 and golfed at River Bend Golf Club. He was an active member of St. Brendan’s Catholic Church where he was affectionately known as “Mr. Mac” and for many years cherished leading “his Gang” of altar servers.

One of his greatest joys was when his grandson Andrew was able to become an altar server. Papa instantly became Andrew’s biggest unconditional fan whether on the ball field, in the classroom, or trying to do the right thing.

In every facet of his life Mac always found a way to weave in a good joke or two and always left people laughing with his joke telling.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Carolyn Jones McCarthy, Ormond Beach, daughter Kelly McCarthy Acebal (Christopher), grandson Andrew Acebal, Ormond Beach and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Brendan Catholic School. Condolences to the family may be shared at http://www.dalewoodwardfuneralhomes.com.

Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Nov. 5, 2017 

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JUPDATE: Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC1954 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Sep-10 

2017-Sep-07

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-patrick-curley&pid=186590954&fhid=4076
Raymond Patrick Curley
Obituary
Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 7, 2017
Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1954. 

                          May He Rest In Peace.

                                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Sep-05

2017-Sep-07

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-patrick-curley&pid=186590954&fhid=4076

Raymond Patrick Curley
Obituary 

Raymond “Ray” Patrick Curley, 85, beloved husband of the late Mary (Rennie), of West Hartford, died September 5, 2017 in Hartford.

Born in Queens, NY to Patrick and Anne Curley, he was raised in New York and graduated from LaSalle Academy and Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering. After college Ray served in the US Air Force. Ray worked for Combustion Engineering and Mass Mutual.

He is survived by 5 children; Helen (David) Coleman, Teresa Curley, Stephen (Michelle) Curley, Kevin and Martin Curley, 5 grandchildren; Katherine and Emily Coleman, Jacqueline, Mary and Matthew Curley. He is additionally survived by his sister, Gertrude Chervenick.

Funeral services will be Saturday (09/09/2017) at 9 a.m. from the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, a funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Church, West Hartford. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home on Friday.

The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of Masonicare Partners, Helen and Harry Grey Cancer Center, and Hartford Hospital staff for the compassionate and professional care they provided Ray during his illness.

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook St. Bldg. 3 Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Directions and online expressions of sympathy may be made at http://www.molloyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Sept. 7, 2017 

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Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

              I believe that Raymond is a member of the Class of 1954.

                          May He Rest In Peace.

                                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Curley, Raymond Patrick [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: McMurray, Alexander Joseph [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Jul-04

2017-Jul-10

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=alexander-joseph-mcmurray&pid=186043856&fhid=27008

Alexander Joseph McMurray
1932 – 2017
AGE: 85 • Red Bank

Alexander Joseph McMurray, age 85, passed away peacefully on July 4th at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 28, 1932, Al lived in Queens, NY then Red Bank, NJ for 47 years. From childhood, Al loved spending his summers with his family in Highlands, NJ. He attended LaSalle Academy in New York City then Manhattan College where he received a degree in Engineering. He served his country in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1955-1957, then in the Army Reserve until 1963. He was an employee of Andrews and Clark in New York City before joining the New York City Board of Water Supply for 24 years of service. Al was an avid skier and enjoyed sailing during his lifetime.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Catherine Audrey Weldon McMurray in 1985.

Surviving are his son, Alexander James McMurray of New Orleans, LA, his wife Kourtney and their son Alexander Maxwell; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Flaherty of Yorktown, VA, her husband Michael and their children, Connor Alexander and Isabell Catherine; brothers, Bill McMurray of Monmouth Beach, NJ, and James McMurray of Lakewood, NJ; a sister, Mary Ethel Worrell of Martha’s Vineyard, MA; as well as five nephews.

Family visitation will be held at Day Funeral Home in Red Bank, NJ on Friday, August 18 from 9-10:30 am, followed by a funeral mass at Saint James Catholic Church in Red Bank at 11:00 am. Burial will immediately follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A repast is planned for guests.

In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution to: The Red Bank Public Library at http://www.redbanklibrary.org. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 11, 2017 

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McMurray, Alexander Joseph [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

              I believe that Alexander is a member of the Class of 1954.

                         May He Rest In Peace.

                                       Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McMurray, Alexander Joseph [MC1954 RIP] 

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

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JOBIT: Bilyeu, Donald P. [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Feb-27

2017-Mar-01

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/berkshire/obituary.aspx?n=Donald-P-Bilyeu&pid=184284168

Donald P. Bilyeu
1932 – 2017
Obituary

Donald Paul Bilyeu of Lenox, MA passed away on February 27, 2017 from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

Born on November 27, 1932 in the Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Harold and Elizabeth Bilyeu. He attended elementary through high school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1954.

He was employed by GE Ordnance in Pittsfield and participated in the Polaris through Trident missile defense programs, retiring in 1992. He also served as Lenox Town Warden and as gate attendant at Tanglewood for many years. He enjoyed movies, classical music, opera, computer animation, water color painting and gardening. He and his wife, Barbara, met by chance in a cable car in Zermatt, Switzerland in 1962 and were married September 5, 1964 in Bloomfield, CT at Sacred Heart Church.

In the 1970’s and early 1980’s he was a member of the Vineyard Community at the former Cranwell School and participated in William Gibson’s plays, “The Body and the Wheel” and “The Butterfinger’s Angel”. He was a communicant of St. Ann Church in Lenox.

Besides his wife Barbara, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Beth) Twohy and her husband, Peter, of Cockeysville, MD, David Bilyeu and his wife, Catherine, of Lakewood, CO, and Scott Bilyeu, also of Lakewood; grandchildren Kyra and Conor Twohy, Devon and Taryn Bilyeu, and Cameron Bilyeu. He was predeceased by his sister, June Moylan.

The family thanks HospiceCare of the Berkshires and Ren e Carl for their support and care of Don.

SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 2 with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church at 11 AM, concelebrated by Rev. Gerald Finnegan SJ and Monsignor John Bonzagni. There will be no calling hours. All attending the funeral Mass are invited to a reception immediately following at St. Ann Family Center. Burial in St. Ann cemetery will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires at 877 South St #1w, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

To share memories and stories please visit rochefuneralhome.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Mar. 1, 2017

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Bilyeu, Donald P. [MC1954 RIP]

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JOBIT: O’Reilly, John James ‘Jay’ [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Jan-17

2017-Feb-05

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/app/obituary.aspx?n=John-James-OReilly-Jay&pid=183980541

John James (Jay) O’Reilly
1931 – 2017
Obituary
AGE: 85 • Hollywood, FL

John James (Jay) O’Reilly, 85, of Hollywood, FL passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Born July 25, 1931 in Teaneck, NJ to the late John and Kathleen O’Reilly, he was the eldest of 6 children. Jay graduated from Teaneck High School in 1948 and went on to receive a BS in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College, NY after serving 2 years in the United States Army. He retired from the Port Authority of NY & NJ after 33 years of service. He was married to the late Lorraine Thierer O’Reilly in 1957. Together they built a home in Hilton Park, Atlantic Highlands, NJ. After Lorraine’s passing in September 1972, Jay singularly raised 5 children between the ages of 7 and 14. He remarried again in 1998 to Anne Johnson and relocated to Hollywood, FL in 2008.

He is predeceased by his brother Michael O’Reilly, and sister Maureen Hoare, and is survived by his sisters Lenore O’Reilly, Anne Russell, and his brother Francis O’Reilly. Also surviving are his wife, AJ O’Reilly, his daughters Elizabeth, Jeanette and Michelle, his son James and wife Lisa, son Robert and wife Kathi, stepdaughter Lisa and husband Rob Mazzola, stepson Craig Johnson and wife Stephanie, stepdaughter Nina and husband Alex Rothacker, and 7 grandchildren: Collin and Quinn O’Reilly both actively serving in the United States Marines, Rachel and Claire O’Reilly, Grace Johnson, & Annika and Luca Rothacker.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Highlands, NJ where he served for many years. Jay loved crossword puzzles, working with his hands, telling stories of old and spending time with his family. He deeply loved his family and will be greatly missed by them all.

A memorial service honoring the life of Jay O’Reilly will be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), 151 Navesink Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to OLPH St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 5, 2017

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O’Reilly, John James ‘Jay’ [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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Dear John,

I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1954.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Reilly, John James ‘Jay’ [MC1954 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Wall, Lawrence Alexander Sr. [MC1954 RIP] on 2017-Jan-29

2017-Feb-02

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/houstonchronicle/obituary.aspx?n=Lawrence-Alexander-Wall&pid=183898931

Lawrence Alexander Wall Sr.
1931 – 2017 

Larry/Papa passed into his next life on January 29, 2017. Larry was born on June 26, 1931, to John (Jack) Nicholas Wall and Helen Spillane. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1954 and served as a Naval Officer from 1954 to 1957. Larry then joined Shell Oil where he remained until his retirement. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Jack, Steve, Jimmy, Joe and Gerry and his beloved daughter Deborah Wall Mateker. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Pat, daughter Caroline and George Binick, sons Larry Wall, Jr. and Becky McGraw Wall and Mark and Joan Mateker, grandchildren: Elise Mateker Campagna, Beth, Jack and Katie Eichelberger, Jonathon and Allyson Wall, Louisa Hamlin, Laura Oates and great grandchildren Nicholas, Megan, Fred, Alice and Jane.

Friends are invited to visitation on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with Rosary at 7:00 PM at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home 4525 Bissonnet, Bellaire. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:30 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston. Those who wish to honor his memory can contribute to Houston Hospice, The Parkinson’s Foundation or Martha’s Kitchen. Condolences may be offered at http://www.earthmanbellaire.com

Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 2, 2017

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Wall, Lawrence Alexander Sr. [MC1954 RIP]

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

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