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JNEWS: O’Hagan, Patrick [MC1969] gets his ring back



Class ring lost on honeymoon surfaces on beach 47 years later
By Natalie O’Neill
August 25, 2017 | 4:18pm

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A Manhattan College grad lost his class ring while splashing around with his newlywed bride on Cape Cod nearly half a century ago — but miraculously got it back this week thanks to a beach scavenger with a metal detector.

“It’s really incredible luck; one coincidence after another,” Patrick O’Hagan, 70, of Holtsville, told The Post.
O’Hagan and his wife, Christine, were celebrating their honeymoon on the beach 47 years ago, when his ring fell off and sunk into the sea, he said.

“I lost my balance and I could feel it slip off my hand into three or four feet of water,” he said.
The couple spent hours looking for the jewelry — a $100 gift Christine bought for Patrick in 1969 — but eventually were forced to give up, he said.

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He googled the name found “The Book of Kehls,” a 2005 memoir by Christine about the tragic death of her son.

“It was chapter nine, and it began: ‘I fell in love with Patrick O’Hagan,’” Wirth told the station. “So I knew that I had the exact person I needed to track down.”

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The aging lovebirds celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in June.

“This all brought back a lot of memories,” Patrick said.

He added, “It’s an amazing story. If you put it in a book, nobody would believe it was true.”

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O’Hagan, Patrick [MC????]

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The Book of Kehls Paperback – February 7, 2006
by Christine Kehl O’Hagan (Author)

When Bridget Moore left Ireland in 1865, she never suspected that along with her trunk and rosary beads, she was bringing Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to New York City. It wasn’t until Bridget was a grandmother, one who had buried four of her grandsons, that she realized she’d brought MD to the States, a disease that would haunt her family for generations. Years later, her great-grandchildren grew up under the elevated trains of Jackson Heights, Queens―and one of them was Christine Kehl O’Hagan, the author of this moving and insightful memoir.

Christine, her sister Pam, and their brother Richie played in the streets and attended mass every Sunday. But Richie had trouble walking. By the time he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, Christine learned that two of her mother’s brothers―uncles she’d never known about―had died of MD. Christine eventually married and had a healthy son. But one day she saw her second boy, Jamie, struggle to climb onto the school bus―and she knew knew then and there that this disease would be with her the rest of her life.

Extraordinarily written, with much honesty and humor, The Book of Kehls is the engaging story of a family that has known love, courage, and heartbreak in equal measure―and survived.

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Dear John,

                 I believe that Patrick is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

O’Hagan, Patrick [MC1969]

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JFOUND: Kearney, James V. [MC1969] Attorney in New York, NY



Kearney, James V. [MC1969] 
Attorney in New York, NY

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JNEWS: Tucci, Joseph M. [MC1969] BoD Motorola Solutions



May 15, 2017 05:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) today elected Joe Tucci to its board of directors. The former chairman and chief executive officer of EMC Corporation, Tucci led the company through a dramatic transformation and revitalization, moving its business model from a focus on high-end storage platforms into a federation of businesses with leadership in information storage, protection and security, infrastructure virtualization and cloud management and orchestration. He currently is co-chief executive officer and co-chairman of a Special Purpose Acquisition company, GTY Technology Holdings. 

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Tucci, Joseph M. [MC1969]

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JOBIT: Bucci, Arlene Kinnally [MC1971 RIP] on 2017-03Mar-24



Arlene Bucci

Arlene (Kinnally) Bucci passed away peacefully at home in Brookfield, CT on March 24, 2017. She was born on January 5, 1943, the daughter of the late John and Agatha Kinnally of Yonkers, New York.

Arlene graduated from St. Francis College and held a Masters Degree from Manhattan College. Arlene taught elementary school in Yonkers, New York; Anchorage, Alaska; and Belgium. She retired from teaching at the Brewster Central School District.

Besides teaching, Arlene was a devoted mother to her four children and a loving grandmother to her six granddaughters. Her favorite thing in the world was to be called “Grandma” or simply “Mama” while she cooked, played games, or did arts and crafts with the girls.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Victor Bucci; her son, Thomas Bucci, his wife, Mary, and their two children, Isabella and Vivian; her son, Jay Bucci and his wife, Nicole; her son John Bucci and his daughter, Ryan; and her daughter, Catherine Klar, her husband, Jonathan, and her three daughters, Sarah, Lindsay, and Evelyn.

Arlene is also survived by her sister and brother, Mary Rasamny and John Kinnally of Chappaqua, New York, and her sister, Eleanor Will of Ormond Beach, Florida.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 28, 2017 at St. Peter Church, 120 Main St., Danbury at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Robert Kinnally officiating. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850 – to support military families in time of need or the Regional Hospice of Danbury, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury Connecticut 06810.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home Inc 9 Granville Ave Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 748-6262

Published in News Times on Mar. 26, 2017


Bucci, Arlene Kinnally [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/newstimes/arlene-bucci-condolences/184706588?cid=full

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Dear John,

              I believe that Arlene received her Masters in 1971.
I believe that her husband is a member of the Class of 1969.

                  May She Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bucci, Arlene Kinnally [MC1971 RIP]

Bucci, Victor [MC1969]

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

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JNEWS: Josephson, John F. [MC1969] is a “Leading Physician”



Exceptional Orthopedic Surgeon, John F. Josephson, MD, will be Highlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World.
(PR NewsChannel) / December 13, 2016 / Tulsa, Oklahoma

The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome to John F. Josephson, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World. Dr. Josephson is an orthopedic surgeon with 36 years of experience in and an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially hip and knee replacement, as well as pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Josephson is currently serving patients at the Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is also affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and St John’s Hospital.

Dr. Josephson’s career in medicine began in 1975 when he graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Bologna in Bologna. Prior to his medical degree, Dr. Josephson earned is Bachelor of Science from Manhattan College in 1969. He went on to undertake his internship at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, followed by his residency at the Catholic Medical Center-Brooklyn. Dr. Josephson is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and keeps up to date with the latest advances in his field through his professional memberships with the Tulsa Orthopedic Society, the Oklahoma State Medical Association, the Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the University of Bologna Alumni Association.

For his excellence, Dr. Josephson is the recipient of a Patient’s Choice Award for Compassionate Doctor Recognition in 2014-2015. Dr. Josephson attributes his great success to his unwavering dedication to help his patients. He worked hard for everything he achieved and his work ethic was a determining factor in his success, in addition to his eagerness to continue learning. In his free time, Dr. Josephson enjoys hunting, cooking, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Learn more about Dr. Josephson by reading his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.

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Josephson, John F. [MC1969]

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COMMENT: Cooney, Bob [MC1969] remembers Jasperman


2016-Oct-23 Fellow Jasper, Jerry Breen ’70. Jerry and his Family need our prayers and if anyone is so inclined, our help. What …

Jerry Breen was the regular cartoonist/caricaturist for the Quadrangle. His stuff was great. I remember seeing his caricatures on school mailings for many years after he graduated. Maybe alma mater has a need for his skills??

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Cooney, Bob [MC????] 

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Dear John,

               I believe that Bob is a member of the Class of 1969.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Cooney, Bob [MC1969]

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JFACEBOOK: Quinn, Peter [MC1969] “Banished Children of Eve” anniversary



Peter Quinn
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20th Anniversary Edition.

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Jim Healey

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Charles O'Neill
Charles O’Neill Great novel. Brought that period to life.

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John O'Leary
John O’Leary It is time to come in from the cold. Banished no longer!

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Michael Joseph Tubridy
Michael Joseph Tubridy It has stood the test of time, and is now a classic of historical fiction, holding up a mirror to our time as well as a century and a half ago.

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Garry King
Garry King I will look for it!

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Martin Mac Oirealla
Martin Mac Oirealla One of my favorite books – read it over 2-3 days and the imagery and emotion of the book still lingers – a true wordsmith :)

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Honor Molloy
Honor Molloy Ah-ooooo and WHEEE! Congrats, Pedro. xo

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Michael Mccaffrey
Michael Mccaffrey Read this book!

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John Lee
John Lee One of the best books I’ve ever read

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Alison Armstrong
Alison Armstrong must read…

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Daniel Thomas Moran
Daniel Thomas Moran A great, great story written by a master storyteller and all around good guy.

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Peter Behrens
Peter Behrens Time to read it again. One of the most powerful NY novels ever.

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Matthew Kirshner
Matthew Kirshner Just bought the original hardcover!

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Jean Elvekrog
Jean Elvekrog Absolutely LOVED this book.

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Peter Quinn joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 and retired as corporate editorial director for Time Warner at the end of 2007. He received a B.A. from Manhattan College in 1969, an M.A. in history from Fordham University in 1974 and completed all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation. He was awarded a Ph.D., honoris causa, by Manhattan College in 2002.

In 1979, Quinn was appointed to the staff of Governor Hugh Carey as chief speechwriter. He continued in that role under Governor Mario Cuomo, helping craft the Governor’s 1984 Democratic Convention speech and his address on religion and politics at Notre Dame University.

His 1994 novel “Banished Children of Eve” (Viking/Penguin) won a 1995 American Book Award. His second novel, “Hour of the Cat” (Overlook), set in Berlin and New York on the eve of WWII, was published in June 2005. “Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America” (Overlook), a collection of non-fiction pieces, was published in February 2007. All three books are in print. His third novel, The Man Who Never Returned,” which is based on the still-unsolved 1930 disappearance of NYS Supreme Court Justice Joseph Force Crater, was published in 2010.

Quinn co-wrote the script for the 1987 television documentary “McSorley’s New York,” which was awarded a New York-area Emmy for “Outstanding Historical Programming.” He has participated as a guest commentator in several PBS documentaries, including “The Irish in America;” “New York: A Documentary Film;” “The Life and Times of Stephen Foster,” as well as the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Passion of Sister Rose.” He was an advisor on Martin Scorcese’s film “Gangs of New York.” He helped conceive and script the six-part documentary “The Road to the White House,” which aired on TG4, in Ireland, in 2009.

Along with his book writing, Quinn was the editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society from 1986 to 1993. He has published articles and reviews in The New York Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, The Catholic Historical Review, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The L.A. Times, Eiré-Ireland, and in numerous other newspapers and journals.

At present, Quinn is on the advisory boards of the American Irish Historical Society, NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House, the Tenement Museum and the New York City Landmark Conservancy. He is president and co-founder of Irish American Writers & Artists.

Married to Kathleen Burbank Quinn, he and his wife are the parents of Genevieve Barry Quinn and Daniel Ryan Quinn. They reside in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

His website can be found at http://www.newyorkpaddy.com

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