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JOBIT: Abruscato, Gerald J. [MC1967 RIP] 2019-Jul-13



Dr. Gerald Abruscato

Dr. Gerald J. Abruscato, 73, of Southington, husband of Madlein (Youmara) Abruscato, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was a former New Britain resident before moving to Southington in 1990. He was a graduate of Manhattan College in New York and received his PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Jerry worked at Uniroyal in Naugatuck which became Chemtura Corp. as a research chemist for over 25 years, retiring in 2008. He was a member of St. Thomas Assyrian Church of the East in New Britain.

Besides his wife, Madlein, he leaves two sons, Christopher Abruscato of Redford, MI and Nicholas Abruscato of Chicago, IL; three daughters, Kimberly Thompson of South Lyon, MI, Linda (Anthony) Mosher of Wallingford, and Nancy (Nicholas) Cisek of La Grange Park, IL; two sisters, Dominica (Frank) McGowan of Warwick, NY, and Raffaela Vigilante of Altamonte Springs, FL; and seven grandchildren as well as several nieces and a nephew. Funeral services are Friday 1 PM at St. Thomas Assyrian Church of the East, 120 Cabot Street, New Britain. Calling hours will be held at the church from 12 Noon until the time of the service. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Assyrian Cemetery. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas Assyrian Church of the East. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at http://www.carlsonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 17, 2019


Abruscato, Gerald J. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Gerald is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Abruscato, Gerald J. [MC1967 RIP]

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JOBIT: Devine, Gerard “Jerry” K. [MC1967 RIP] 2019-May-22



Gerard K. “Jerry” Devine
1945 – 2019 Obituary 

Bronxville – Gerard “Jerry” K. Devine, of Bronxville, passed away on May 22, 2019.

Beloved husband of Mary Devine. Loving father of Kerry (Todd Rosenthal) and Colin (Monika Zarzeczna), devoted grandfather of Eliza and Dean and dear brother of Hugh Devine.

Born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Jerry was a graduate of Xaverian High School and later Manhattan College. After proudly serving in the US Army from 1969-1971, Jerry had a long career with Metropolitan Life as an investment analyst and later with D.C. Ranieri Insurance Agency.

What he cherished most in life was spending time with family and friends, cooking and sharing a good meal, music, dancing, wine and laughter.

Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours of 2 to 6 pm Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville, on Tuesday May 28 at 10:45 am.

Published in the The Journal News from May 24 to May 26, 2019


Devine, Gerard “Jerry” K. [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

             I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1967.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Devine, Gerard “Jerry” K. [MC1967 RIP]

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JOBIT: McVetty, John Joseph [MC1967 RIP] 2019-May-05



John Joseph McVetty

Westwood – John Joseph McVetty, 73, of Westwood, NJ, entered into eternal rest on May 5, 2019. Mr. McVetty was born in New York, NY to Robert F. McVetty, Sr. and Ellen T. McVetty, and grew up in West New York, NJ.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Manhattan College in 1967 and was a Civil Engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for over 40 years. He was a survivor of 9/11.

John will be deeply missed by his wife, Angie; his mother-in-law Ruth; his daughter Sandy, son-in-law Lorenz, and grandson Alexander, of Poughkeepsie, NY; and his daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Jim, and grandsons John and Jason, of Jersey City, NJ. He is predeceased by his twin brother, Robert, and by his parents.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Road, Westwood, NJ on Thursday, May 9 from 4-7PM. The Funeral Service celebrating John’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 10 at 11AM, followed by the committal service at Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, NJ. Becker-funeralhome.com


McVetty, John Joseph [MC1967 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: McGurrin, Robert F. [MC1967 RIP] 2019-Apr-29



Robert F. McGurrin
February 14, 1946 – April 29, 2019
Waltham, Massachusetts

On Monday, April 29, 2019, Robert Francis “Bob” McGurrin, devoted and loving husband, brother, dad, and grandfather, unexpectedly passed from this earth and was received into the arms of his Heavenly Father.

Bob was born in Boston to Nora (Dowd) and Robert Martin McGurrin on February 14, 1946. He was the valedictorian of the 1963 graduating class of St. Mary’s High School in Waltham. Bob was awarded a full scholarship to Manhattan College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, in 1967, and later received a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

He married the love of his life, Sheila Marie Fratantuono. Bob and Sheila recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Paris with a special marriage blessing during Mass in Notre Dame Cathedral. Bob had a brilliant and distinguished 36-year career at Raytheon and was Senior Vice President of Engineering when he left there in 2003. He then joined the faculty of Cathedral High School in 2004, where he taught mathematics and physics, serving five years as Principal.

Bob’s joy and unbounded energy were infectious. His commitment to his family, friends, and community was unparalleled. Over the years, Bob coached CYO basketball, taught CCD, and was President of the PTO at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted School in Waltham. For many years Bob served as a member of the Waltham School Committee. He was a communicant at St. Mary Church, where he served as an altar boy, and was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Parish Finance Committee, and the Ugandan Initiative.

Bob could be spotted wearing the green in the Boston Garden on many occasions cheering on his hero, John Havlicek, Bob loved to travel with his Sheila Marie, including multiple trips to Europe, the Holy Land, and annual jaunts to New York City, enjoying theater, museums, and the opera.

In addition to his beloved wife, Sheila, Bob leaves his children, Mary Catherine Novack and her husband, Michael, Robert J. McGurrin, and his wife, Alison, his two beautiful granddaughters Audrey Joyce McGurrin and Catherine Elizabeth Novack. Bob was the brother of Joan T. McGurrin of Nashua, NH and the late RoseAnn Ehrhard of Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He was also the brother-in-law of Mary Buttiglieri and her husband, the late Michael Buttiglieri of Marlboro, MA. He also leaves many cousins, nieces, and a nephew.

Family and friends will honor and remember Bob’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Sunday May 5th from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Monday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary Church, 133 School Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

To honor Bob’s memory, donations in his name may be made to Cathedral High School in Boston, MA, 74 Union Park Street, Boston, MA 02118, Attn: Development Office.

. . . “With broken hearts, we return to God in love what Love has made.”

From Wednesday’s Boston Herald:

Robert McGurrin, beloved principal of Cathedral High, mourned after sudden death at school


McGurrin, Robert F. [MC1967 RIP]

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JOBIT: Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Nov-27



Francis Coughlin

Francis Patrick Coughlin of Phoenixville, PA died at age 81 on November 27th at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J.

Frank, as he was universally called, was predeceased by his parents James and Delia, siblings James and Anne, and is survived by his brother Eamon of Auburn, NY, several nieces and nephews, as well as many dearly held close friends.

Frank was well known for his humor which was spontaneous, inventive, often teasing, always incisive, and followed by his laugh and smile so you knew all was meant in fun.

He held a Masters in English Literature from Manhattan College and pursued studies at NYU and Oxford. He cherished his many friends, was a deep and wide reader, loved music, cooking, and many trips to Italy.

For much of his life he was associated with the De La Salle Christian Brothers as a member, teacher, and leader in multiple roles; when he withdrew from the Brothers in 1976 he continued that close association.

Following his wishes there will not be a wake but a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Chapel, 604 Main St., Phoenixville PA on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., followed by burial at St. Ann Cemetery, and a luncheon in his honor.

Published in The Times Herald on Dec. 2, 2018


Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1967.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Coughlin, Francis Patrick [MC1967 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: Corless, James [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Nov-19



James Corless
1946 – 2018 

James Corless, loving husband, devoted father, proud papa, brother, uncle, and friend, died peacefully in his home on Monday, November 19, 2018.

Jim was born on August 27, 1946, and grew up in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. He was the son of Vincent Corless and Loretta Loonie Corless, and the younger brother of Patricia (Corless) Roan. Having grown up in Brooklyn, he held onto his New York pride his entire life. A true student of the world, Jim was always eager to learn. His passion for education led to a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College. Later, he graduated from the Physician Associate Program at Yale University. Jim also earned a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Jim met the love of his life and best friend, Patti McDonald, in February of 1976. Shortly after meeting, they married and moved to Chicago. They traveled back east to permanently settle in Connecticut, where they raised three girls, Emily, Annie, and Caitlin. Years later, he welcomed three sons-in-law, Kevin Byam, Ryan Lane, and Tim Burgher, into his family. Jim’s life was further enriched by the births of his five amazing grandchildren, Nolan, Charlotte, Cora, Violet, and Hannah. Jim dearly missed his sister, Patricia Corless Roan, and his great friend and brother-in-law, Jimmy Roan. Jim loved Patti’s sister, Phyllis Finnerty, and her husband, Richard; and Patti’s late brother, George McDonald, and his wife, Francine. Jim was also blessed with many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

He had exceptional friends with whom he shared good times and lots of laughs. A physician assistant for thirty-six years, caring for children was Jim’s passion. At work, he was known for his patience, his calm demeanor, his skill, and his kindness. Over the course of his career, he cared for countless newborn babies and children. Jim worked at New Britain General Hospital, Newington Children’s Hospital, and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at Waterbury Hospital.

Jim’s interests were as wide as his love was deep. He filled his home with music and song. He enjoyed watching his daughters play soccer and run track, and he was a fan of the New York Yankees. Jim’s curious mind made him eager to learn how everything worked. He took on new challenges. He juggled, he cooked, he researched his family’s genealogy, and he even attempted to learn to ride a unicycle. He liked eating at diners and food trucks, and he enjoyed sampling the foods of other countries. He was a man of many hobbies and passions, but above all things, Jim loved spending time with his family and friends.

Jim’s family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of the Hartford Healthcare Cancer Institute in New Britain and the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care for the support and care he received. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim can be made to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 282 Washington St., Hartford, CT 06106 or www.connecticutchildrensfoundation.org 

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Jim’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, meeting directly at Saint Patrick-Saint Anthony Church, 285 Church St., Hartford. Family and friends may gather on Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PLAINVILLEFUNERALHOME.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on Nov. 24, 2018


Corless, James [MC???? RIP]

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

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Dear John,

                 I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1967.

                          May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Corless, James [MC1967 RIP]

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JUPDATE: Madden, John Patrick [MC1967 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Madden, John Patrick [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Aug-08



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Dear John,

               I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1967.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Madden, John Patrick [MC1967 RIP]

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

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