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JNEWS: Maguire, Joseph [MC1968] MYT article cited by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


Dear John,

Just in case you missed it, the NY Times at page 20 of the Sept 27, 2019 edition, has an extensive piece on Joseph Maguire Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.  He’s like Rudy now.  Have to look hard NOT to see articles about either.]


Maguire, Joseph [MC1968]

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JNEWS: Maguire, Joseph [MC1968] acting director of National Intelligence



President Trump names Irish American as acting director of National Intelligence
IrishCentral Staff
@IrishCentral Aug 09, 2019

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Irish American Joseph Maguire has been named as the acting director of National Intelligence, President Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday evening.

Read More: Is Trump our Ian Paisley, have the Troubles come to the United States?

On August 8, President Trump made the announcement in two tweets:

Trump’s announcement of Maguire’s nomination came only about an hour after he revealed that Sue Gordon, the current deputy director of National Intelligence, had resigned:

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Who is Joseph Maguire?

The National Counterterrorism Center, where Maguire is currently the director, writes: “The Honorable Joseph Maguire was sworn in as the sixth director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Dec. 27, 2018. He previously served as NCTC’s Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning from 2007 to 2010 and represented the Center as a part of the National Security Council’s Counterterrorism Security Group.”

“Prior to his confirmation, Maguire served as president and CEO of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel, and immediate financial grants to severely combat-wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families. Prior to leading the foundation, he was a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton.”

“Maguire retired from the United States Navy in 2010 as a vice admiral, culminating a 36-year career as a naval special warfare officer. He commanded at every level, including the Naval Special Warfare Command.”

“He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Maguire also served as a national security fellow at Harvard University.”

Maguire is set to become acting director of National Intelligence on August 15.

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Maguire, Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Joseph Maguire is a member of the Class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maguire, Joseph [MC1968]

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COMMENT: Kenny, Bob (MC1968) on those who donate to anti-gay causes and support anti-gay marriage legislation


Re: YA (Yet Another) Chick-fil-A “act of kindness” story

I’m sure the story is touching. An act of kindness by one employee does not redeem Chick-fil-A for donating to anti-gay causes and supporting anti-gay marriage legislation. As a supposed libertarian you should oppose using the power of the state to enforce “Christian principles” by regulating who someone can love and marry. There are documented instances of Nazi soldiers protecting Jews during the Holocaust. Does that redeem Nazism?

Kenny, Bob (MC1968)

[JR: Bob, as a little L libertarian, I believe that there should be no Gooferment involvement in “marriage”.  The institution of marriage predates Gooferment.  “Marriage Licenses” are a result of racist laws to prevent Black and White marriages.  So, it’s NOT a matter of “using the power of the state” to enforce “Christian principles”; it IS a matter of “using the power of the state” to enforce “marriage” at all.  People should be forming LLCs if they want Gooferment recognition.  No one should be seeking to use the “power of the state” on UnConstitutional actions. Nothing “redeems” anything. But I don’t equate Chick-fil-a exercising their rights as the equivalent of “Nazism”. I think Chick-fil-a is wrong for focusing on the wrong target, but I’ll defend their right to be wrong.]

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JOBIT: Cicero, Ralph “Ray” [MC1965 RIP] 2019-Jun-13


fyi my former brother in law (my sister Lynn’s ex-husband)

Kenny, Bob (MC1968)

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Bob.  Much appreciated.  Sorry to hear this news. Requiescat In Pacem.]

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Obituary of Ralph C. Cicero, DDS

Devoted Father & Grandfather

Ralph “Ray” Cicero, DDS, 75, of Madison passed on June 13, 2019.

Born in Staten Island, NY, Dr. Cicero resided in Parsippany before moving to Madison a year ago.

Dr. Cicero earned his B.S. degree from Manhattan College in 1965, and his DDS from Columbia Dental School in 1969. He proudly served his county as a Major in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Dr. Cicero worked as an Endodontist for Cicero & Gureasko, DDS in Ledgewood for 20 years until he retired in 2001. He was also a member of the local VFW.

Dr. Cicero is survived by his children, Nancy Cicero, of Jacksonville, FL, Mark Cicero (Sherry), of Morristown, and Justin Cicero (Helen), of New Providence; and his former wife, Lynn Cicero. He is also survived by his brother, Joe Cicero, of Bethesda, MD; his cousin, James Russo; his grandchildren, Julia Cicero, Lily Cicero, and Jake Cicero; and his niece and nephews, Joe Cicero, Derek Cicero, Larry Cirillo, and Gennene Cirillo. Dr. Cicero was predeceased by his sisters, Susan Cicero, and Helen Cicero.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5-8pm, with a Memorial Service at 7:30pm at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in memory of Dr. Cicero may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/).


Cicero, Ralph “Ray” [MC1965 RIP]

Guestbook: https://danglerfuneralhomes.com/tribute/details/3088/Ralph-Cicero-DDS/add-condolence.html#content-start

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I saw your condolences on the web site. Thanks for all you do. Incidentally, Ray’s brother Joe and Ray’s son, Justin are also Jaspers.

[JR: Just trying to connect all us Jaspers together.  I’m working on a wiki as an online alumni directory, but my progress is slow.]

Kenny, Bob (MC1968)

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JNEWS: DeLuca, Richard [MC1968] “Connecticut in Motion” 4/25/19



The Friends of Fort Trumbull announce their April Speaker

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The Friends of Fort Trumbull State Park are proud to announce their 2019 season will be America on the Move. The Friends are going to travel back in time to explore the history of Transportation, examining a system involving roads, rivers, and railroads which helped to form a national economy. This is a very relevant topic during 2019 as Connecticut debates tolls, the need to update infrastructure such as roads and bridges, and public transportation vs. an emphasis on cars.

Our first speaker, on Thursday, April 25, 2019, will be Richard DeLuca, the author of Post Roads and Iron Horses. Mr. DeLuca’s presentation is entitled “Connecticut in Motion”. He will explore how 400 years of Transportation Technology and Policy have shaped our state. The talk will provide an overview of transportation developments from the turnpike movement of the 1800s through the Farmington Canal, steamboats, steam railroads, electric trolleys and the bicycle in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century he will mention the automobile and the airplane.

Mr. Deluca earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Manhattan College in New York, and a Master of Science degree in transportation planning from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He has over ten years of experience in the field of engineering as a transportation planner with the Connecticut Department of Transportation and with the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency.

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DeLuca, Richard [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

DeLuca, Richard [MC1968]

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JOBIT: Mickell, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP] 2018-Dec-18 by Trynosky, Stephen [MC1968]



I suspect you engineers never ran into John at Manhattan but he also went to Good Shepherd, in your class.  I have to tell you he was quite a guy. Weird in some ways but an honest to God human being who made things better for us all in the long run. A sad addition to the class of ’68 loss column.


Trynosky, Stephen [MC1968]

[JR: Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. I don’t remember him at GSS or MC, but then I am really terrible remember things. I appreciate you sharing this.]

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MICKELL, John Joseph, M.D., 72, passed away December 18, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hanne Aarslev Mickell (Hemmingsen); his mother, Alice Mickell (Mauzerall); and his father, Michael Joseph Mickell. He is survived by daughters, Pamela Aarslev Mickell and her husband, Niels Petersen and Valerie Aarslev Mickell and her husband, Jeremy Renfro; and grandsons, Max Grill Mickell Petersen and Zack Grill Mickell Petersen. John was the founder of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at VCUHS. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, December 28, at Bliley’s-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place, Richmond, Va. 23220. Interment to follow in Hollywood Cemetery.


Mickell, John Joseph [MC1968 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link 

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JEMAIL: Dorritie, Frank [MC1968] remembers Peter Fazio attendee


Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:03 PM
Subject: a lost Jasper 

Hello, Ferdinand.

To the chase:

The list of credibly accused clergy released this AM put me in mind of the sad story of  the late Peter Fazio, and I began to search for recent postings about him. I came across a mention in your Jasper Jottings (2010) wherein you speculate as to whether he had a MC connection.

The answer is yes. He attended from ’64 to ’66, was a member of APO, and one of the most brilliant people I ever met. He was also very eccentric, in a “Robin Williams” sort of way, and his Manhattan friends were disappointed that he did not return after Sophomore year. He had mentioned a desire to hop a freight with his guitar and see the world. We thought perhaps he had.

A few of us looked for him throughout the years, to no avail since he was definitely off the radar. Eventually I discovered why. The article you found explains some of it. A few years back, I found the rest, which involved a priest abusing him at Bergen Catholic, before any of us knew him.

Pete Fazio was a real guy, a sort of “Bob Dylan-meets-Steven Hawking”. He was my friend, and he was a Jasper.I just thought you might like to know.

Frank Dorritie ’68

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Dorritie, Frank [MC1968]

[JR: Thanks for completing the story.  It still makes me sad to read how badly he was treated.]

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MFOUND: Sad tale with an uncertain MC connection

Friday, April 2, 2010
The greatest story ever told (about mental illness)

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An Unnecessary Death

The sad saga of a schizophrenic 51-year-old named Peter Fazio, a long-term patient at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, illustrates the consequences of the state’s relentless push to discharge. Before his schizophrenia hit, in the 1960’s, Fazio was an A student at Bergen Catholic in suburban New Jersey and won a full scholarship to Manhattan College. After the illness, he was wild. He was estranged from his family, at one point holding his mother hostage for five days before police arrested him. He lived in Bowery flophouses until he murdered another resident, suffocating the victim by shoving a sock into his mouth. At the time, the police were struck by how much other flophouse residents despised Fazio.

In jail, he stopped eating and was kept alive by a feeding tube. At Attica prison, he tried hanging himself in 1986. For the next two years, he later told a therapist, he planned how he would kill himself after his prison discharge. In May 1988, two days after that release, he slit his chest open with a scalpel, then stuck a boning knife into his heart. Miraculously, he lived, and was sent to Manhattan Psychiatric, where he spent the next 10 years. While still a troubled patient — records describe him as ‘’sadistic” and ”hostile” to fellow patients, as repeatedly pacing the halls, paranoid and arrogant — for the first time, he found a niche. He relished waking early to read the newspaper, sold bread from a little cart, got along with staff members and enjoyed grounds privileges.

When discharge was discussed, he commented, ”There’s nothing more to enjoy outside.” When pressed, he repeatedly threatened suicide. A social worker’s note describes a talk in January 1997 about discharge: ”I asked about suicide. He said, ‘Yeah, I’d basically go that route.”’

Hospital officials were well aware that Fazio had repeatedly threatened suicide if released. ”When discharge planning is discussed,” says a May 1997 note, ”Fazio retreats.” The note continues: ”I will hurt myself.’ Alert: He is a serious risk.”

In the months leading to his final night at the hospital, July 26, 1998, Fazio ”complained he and other patients are being pushed by the administrattion to be discharged whether they are ready or not,” according to records. During therapy he asked, ”Is the reason they’re pushing discharge now that they want to save money?”

For a few months, the record indicates, he was more positive about leaving, but by spring 1998, as the staff pressed, he is described as ”depressed” and ”not very happy or ready to talk about discharge.” He worried that people in the community would know he was a murderer. In May, he told a case manager that twice before at the hospital he had tried suicide but had mentioned it to no one. Still the staff pressed, and on June 3 a discharge team, sent to the hospital by the state to lower the census, indicated that Fazio was ready to go.

On July 6, he was taken to visit a community residence, though he refused a placement there. On July 12, an aide noted his ”regression” and ”isolation,” and a July 22 note mentioned his ambivalence and fear. On July 25, his next to last night at Manhattan Psychiatric, he stayed in his room at dinnertime, according to a hospital worker I interviewed: ”He says, ‘I’m being discharged, I really don’t want to leave.’ He was very depressed.”

The next evening, Fazio again did not go to dinner, but this time was found in the bathroom, ”in a pool of blood,” a final hospital note says. ”Body was cold to the touch.” Using a razor, he had cut a wedge out of his neck, piercing his jugular.

The story has an addendum. The state’s quality-care commission did a brief report on Fazio’s suicide, finding ”no deficiencies” by the hospital. The report said, ”We found no evidence that Mr. Fazio had threatened suicide since mid-1996” (though in Fazio’s hospital notes I count seven suicide threats in 1997 alone). The report found ”nothing significantly unusual in the life of Mr. Fazio in the weeks or days prior to his death” and concluded that Fazio’s death was ”unpredictable, thus not preventable.”

The report offered no theory as to why Fazio did kill himself. However, it did mention that two hospital workers who had talked to the media were disciplined for violating the confidentiality of the dead man.

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[JR: Unsure of the Jasper connection. Did he go? Is it even “our” MC? It reenforces my meme “gooferment sucks”! “No Deficiencies”? Are they <expletive deleted> kidding me? “barbara streisand”!]

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