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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)


Good Evening All,

I ask for your prayers for Ed McEneney who is home recovering after a trip to the Er, a couple of days in Hospital, a high fever and a lot of coughing. Ed is doing better and we pray for a speedy and complete recovery with no repercussions as has been the case recently with others who have had similar symptoms and have suffered relapses. Get well quick Ed. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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JUPDATE: Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP] id-ed by Tortorelli, Al (MC1959)


JOBIT: Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP] on 2017-Aug-29
Paul C. Mottola
AGE: 78 • Manchester
Guestbook: Same link
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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I believe Paul Mattola was in the graduating class of 1960.

Al Tortorelli ’59S

[JR: Thanks, Al. Much appreciated.]

Mottola, Paul C. [MC1960 RIP] 

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JEMAIL: McEneney Edward J. (MC1959) gets the OK health-wise


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has just shared some good news. Ed’s Doctor has just given him a clean bill of health and Ed is good to go. We celebrate this good news with a prayer of thanks. Ed sends his thanks to all of you for all the prayers and good thoughts. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

McEneney Edward J. (MC1959)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for three


Good Evening All,

George Skau has shared an update on Jim Smith who has been in our prayers. Jim has moved into Rehab in Rye, N.Y. and continues to imorove. please keep the volume for Jim as we pray that he continues to improve and will be home soon. We pray for Jim and Kathleen.

George also asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Ann Cronin, Wife of Fellow Jasper and good friend of Georges’, John Cronin ’59. Ann had been in our prayers after some serious surgery. We pray for Ann and John and pray that John finds peace in the certain knowledge that Ann rests in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven.

We pray as well for another good friend of George. We pray for the repose of the soul of Larry Hanlon. We pray for Larry and his Family as rhe Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

Thank you George. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ann


Good Morning All,

From George Skau, a request for our prayers for the Wife of a classmate and friend of George, John M. Cronin ’59 BA. John’s Wife Ann is recovering from serious surgery and needs our prayers. We pray for her complete recovery free of complication so that she may soon return home to her Husband and Family. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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COMMENT: Antenucci, John (MC1959) saw the Pipe and Drum Band


Deacon John Antenucci ’59 S
It was very gratifying to see The Manhattan College Pipe and Drum Band on the Today Show.  

[JR: Maybe it’ll show up on a YouTube clip for all of us not in the area.]

Antenucci, John (MC1959)

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JOBIT: Tuccille, Jerome [MC1959] on 2017-Feb-16



Jerome Tuccille, 79, Trump biographer and libertarian author
By William Grimes New York Times February 26, 2017

Jerome Tuccille, who wrote one of the first manifestoes of the American libertarian movement and the first biography of President Trump, died Feb. 16 at his home in Severna Park, Md. He was 79.

As Mr. Tuccille told the tale in “It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand: A Libertarian Odyssey” (1971), he was a disaffected Roman Catholic looking for a new faith when he discovered the writings of Ayn Rand and her radically individualist philosophy, which she called objectivism. “For the moment I considered myself unique, a lone and courageous individual who had found the Holy Grail after years of floundering,” he wrote.

He never subscribed to the full objectivist program — Rand’s views on art and sex were too narrow for his taste — and he found most of the objectivist true believers humorless. But he embraced the political philosophy of minimal government and maximum personal freedom.

Mr. Tuccille became heavily involved with the radical libertarians who, breaking with the William F. Buckley Jr. conservatives over the military draft and foreign intervention, staged a walkout at the Young Americans for Freedom convention in 1969.

In “Radical Libertarianism: A Right Wing Alternative” (1970), he laid out a political program that envisioned an end to conscription, taxes, and government control over education, health services, transportation, and other areas. It also called for the legalization of drugs, prostitution, and pornography.

In an Op-Ed for The New York Times in 1971, Mr. Tuccille called on conservatives “who still care about such things as peace and justice and racial harmony” to vote for candidates “who really mean peace when they say peace; who understand and intend to promote the politics of decentralization, of pollution control, of economic and judicial reform, and so on all the way down the line.”

In 1974, two years after the founding of the Free Libertarian Party, Mr. Tuccille ran for governor of New York. He hoped to win the 50,000 votes that would give the party a permanent place on the ballot, a first step toward becoming the third major political party in the United States.

He fell short by about 20,000 votes, but not for lack of trying.

On the campaign trail he distributed “Tuccille bills” — fake dollar bills that, he assured voters, would soon be worth more than the real thing, given the country’s ruinous economic policies. He arranged for a woman in a beige body stocking to ride through Central Park like Lady Godiva, on a horse named Taxpayer.

Three years later, in an article for the conservative magazine National Review, he wrote the epitaph for libertarianism as a political movement. Although still committed to its ideals, he called it “hopelessly utopian” and “an intellectual exercise, not a serious political alternative.”

Jerome Joseph Tuccille, known as Jerry, was born May 30, 1937, in the Bronx and grew up in the Throgs Neck neighborhood. His father, Salvatore, was a cabdriver. His mother, the former Virginia Marano, was a homemaker.

After graduating from Fordham Preparatory School, a Roman Catholic institution, he enrolled in Manhattan College, in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, which was run by the Christian Brothers. He earned a psychology degree in 1959 and then entered the Marine Corps.

Mr. Tuccille also described his encounters with libertarianism and his intellectual development in a sequel, “It Still Begins With Ayn Rand: Part Two of a Libertarian Odyssey” (1999), as well as the memoir “Heretic: Confessions of an Ex-Catholic Rebel” (2006).

Flat broke after running for governor, Mr. Tuccille put on the only suit he owned and walked into the offices of Merrill Lynch, presenting himself as a wealthy prospective client. When the manager agreed to see him, he begged for a job. Thus began his long career as a stockbroker. In the 1990s he became a financial writer for T. Rowe Price.

When not trading stocks, Mr. Tuccille wrote how-to books on investing and a series of biographies, beginning in 1985 with “Trump: The Saga of America’s Most Powerful Real Estate Baron.”

Denied access to his subject, members of Trump’s family, and most of his associates, Mr. Tuccille relied heavily on newspaper and magazine accounts to produce what Michael Sterne, writing in The New York Times Book Review, called “a gee-whizzer of a biography” that “points to a key to Trump’s career — his ability to turn political friendships, tax abatements, and government loans into opportunities for profit.”

After his Trump biography, he wrote “Rupert Murdoch” (1989), “Barry Diller: The Life and Times of a Media Mogul” (1998) and “Alan Shrugged: Alan Greenspan, the World’s Most Powerful Banker” (2002).

Politically, Mr. Tuccille remained what his son called “a borderline anarchist.” In “The Gospel According to Ayn Rand” (2007), a revised and updated version of “It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand,” Tuccille wrote: “The battle to sustain the Bill of Rights is more challenging now than ever; the fight for freedom is far from over. In many ways things have gotten worse over the decades. Government is grotesquely big, taxes are too high, civil liberties are getting crimped a bit tighter every day.”

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Tuccille, Jerome [MC1959]

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