Tag Archives: MC1962

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

2018-Jun-17

Good Afternoon All,

Dermot Smyth,  Manhattan College Retreat Team Chair, has shared the sad news of the death of Mr. Henry J. Monaco Jr, Father of good Friend to several of us and Member of The Manhattan College Reality Retreat Team, Peter Monaco. Mr. Monaco, another proud Member of The Greatest Generation, a United States Navy Enlisted Man, WW11 Veteran, Pacific Theater, Aircraft Carrier,  USS Independence CVL-22; Korean War  Veteran, United States Navy, Officer, Battleship, USS Iowa, BB 61, was called home on June 13, 2018. We pray for Mr. Monaco, his Wife of 61 years, Maureen, their Children, Henry, Thomas, Kevin, Peter, Edward,  Elizabeth, their 16 Grandchildren and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. Visiting hours will be, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4 to 8 PM at F. Ruggiero & Sons, 732 Yonkers Ave, Yonkers, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial and Resurrection will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers, N.Y. Dermot Smyth has passed on Mr. Monaco’s Obituary shared by the Monaco Family.

God Speed Sailor. Calm Winds and Following Seas. Thank you Dermot. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Henry J. Monaco, Jr.

formerly of Yonkers – Henry J. Monaco, Jr., Navy veteran, teacher, football coach and Yonkers Board of Education administrator died on June 13, 2018, a few weeks short of his 91st birthday in Saratoga Springs NY. Henry was born in the Park Hill section of Yonkers and attended Yonkers schools. After graduating Roosevelt High School in June 1945, he joined the Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence in the Pacific Theatre until the end of World War II. He used the GI Bill to complete his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University. Promising himself that he would never again swab another deck or peel another potato as a Navy seaman, he attended Officers Candidate School and was recalled to serve his country once more during the Korean Conflict. He spent the next two years aboard the battleship USS Iowa in Korean waters, after which he acquired his masters degree from Columbia University and finally entered the life that he intended by becoming a teacher. Henry began his career as a teacher at Hawthorne Junior High School and as Assistant Football Coach at Saunders High School; then at Roosevelt High School where he was a physical education teacher and became Head Football Coach, leading the team to multiple city titles in the era when football was king in Yonkers schoolboy sports. After 23 years in the schools Coach Monaco was assigned to the Board of Education as Director of Physical Education and later Director of Personnel, the position he held when he retired in 1991. Henry is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Maureen Wright Monaco and his children Henry III, Thomas, Kevin, Peter, Edward and Elizabeth Beauregard and 16 grandchildren; his brother and sister in law, John and Margaret Monaco and brother in law Edward Reulbach. He was predeceased by his parents Lee Fiorentino Monaco and Henry Monaco and his sister, Claire Reulbach. Henry Monaco was a true gentleman who served his country, his city, family and friends with steadfastness, modesty, courage and kindness. We will miss him. The family will be present on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4 to 8 PM at F. Ruggiero & Sons, Inc. – 732 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 – www.frswfh.com – (914) 375-1400. Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10 AM at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Yonkers. Henry will be laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Yonkers.

Published in the The Journal News on June 17, 2018

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

2018-Jun-16

Good Afternoon All,

Jimmy Kennedy asks for our prayers “Aunt Mo.” Aunt Mo (Mike McEneney’s Friend as well) as she is lovingly referred to by her many friends and extended Family has been recently in our prayers as she prepared for Surgery Aunt Mo is Jimmy’s Aunt, Godmother and as Jim says, all around spiritual and life counsel. There was concern that there were complications after surgery and there was some stress this week. Aunt Mo’s healing well and the Doctor has confirmed, all good. Thank you from Jimmy, the Family and Friends. Please keep Aunt Mo in your prayers as we pray for her continued improvement so that she may soon be back to her community where she is so respected and loved and appreciated. Thank you Jimmy. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2018-Jun-16

Good Afternoon All,

From Meg Walsh and Lou Calvelli, our prayers are requested for Fellow Jasper, Ray Finnegan ’70. Ray, as Meg refers to him, one of the Great Jaspers, needs our prayers. Please raise the volume for this good man and his Family. Please keep Ray in your prayers. Thank you Meg and Lou. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) comments on Puglia, Gabrielle [MC2010]

2018-Jun-06

Good Morning All,

A couple of days ago, I shared some information regarding Fellow Jasper Gabrielle Puglia ’10 BA being considered for A Woman Of Distinction Award. In speaking with Gabrielle I realize that last week she was the recipient of the Brooklyn Woman Of Distinction Award for her dedication, commitment and accomplishments in support of our Veterans, in particular, her Hero’s Benefit which she established and her Wreaths Accross America efforts. Gabrielle is truely a Woman Of Distinction who quietly goes about helping our Veterans. I will share, in the near future, information as to Her Hero’s Benefit efforts.

Gabrielle in my mind is a Hero, she makes Manhattan College proud. She was Honored with her Woman Of Distinction Award by the Community News Group (CNG) who run publications such as The Brooklyn Daily, The Brooklyn Courier, and the Mill Basin Courier. She somehow finds time to work at a Wall Street Firm, study for her Master’ Degree with a strenuous curriculum, manage her household and dedicate herself to her praying for, honoring the Fallen and helping Veterans. A very busy Woman Of Distinction and Service. Thank you Gabrielle. We will keep you in our prayers. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2018-Jun-06

Good Morning All,

I ask that you keep in your prayers my good Friend that is still undergoing tests trying to discover what is causing her discomfort and persistent symptoms. We pray that the MDs are successful in zeroing in on her health concerns.

We pray for Fellow Jasper Jerry Breen ’70 BA and his Wife, Alesia. They have been in our prayers before and need our prayers once again. Alesia is still struggling with a slow recovery from major surgery last year. Some of you made financial contributions to the Breens in the past and these good folks surely appreciated it. Please keep Alesia, Jerry and their Son in your prayers.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2018-Jun-04

Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for their Grandson, Matthew. Matt left yesterday, June 2, 2018 for a two week tour as an EMT Volunteer in Haiti. He will be serving in a remote part of the country and was told to bring a Bullet Proof Vest with him. We congratulate this young man for his selfless act which may place him in harms way. We pray for Matt’s safe return and we thank him for his willingness to help. Please keep his parents, grandparents and Family in your prayers as well as they will no doubt be concerned. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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

2018-Jun-04

Good Morning All,

Bob Fink,  Atlanta, Georgia, has just shared the sad news of the death of his Grandson, Brandon. We pray for Brandon, his Mother and her Family, Grandparents, Bob and Mary. Brandon was a troubled young man and as Bob shared, he is now at peace. He died peacefully and left his Mother, Bob’s Daughter, a beautiful loving note both of which are gifts for his Mom and Family. Most of us can only imagine the pain a parent suffers in the death of a child. We pray that the Family finds peace in the knowledge that God Embraces his Children as they leave this sometimes troubled life. Please raise the volume for Brandon, his Mom and Family as they come together and remember Brandon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated tomorrow, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. God Bless and hold this Family in His Embrace and let them feel, in their grief, His Love and Grace. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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