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JOBIT: Burke, Eugene [MC1975 RIP] 2019-Jan-28



Deacon Eugene Burke
Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:00 am

Deacon Eugene Burke, who served for 46 years at St. Gabriel parish in the Bronx and was a member of the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the archdiocese, died Jan. 28. He was 93.

Deacon Burke, who was ordained in 1973, had served at St. Gabriel’s until his death. He was engaged in the parish’s sacramental and liturgical life, performing baptisms and witnessing weddings. He visited the homebound and individuals in nursing homes.

He was an advertising and public relations executive. As an actor and comedian, he shared the stage and screen with stars such as Tony Perkins, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.

Born in Jersey City, N.J., he received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., and master’s from Manhattan College and Lehman College, both in the Bronx.

Survivors include his wife, Madeleine, their children Paul Burke, Marlene Barrett and Christopher Burke, and four grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 2 at St. Gabriel’s. Burial was in St. Raymond’s Cemetery, the Bronx.

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Burke, Eugene [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Eugene received his Masters in 1975.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Burke, Eugene [MC1975 RIP]

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[JR: More details about his life.]

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JNEWS: A connection to Coppo, Joseph J. Jr. [MC1975 RIP]



Home / Editorial / Resurrecting A Miraculous Little League Dream
Resurrecting A Miraculous Little League Dream
By Rabbi Rabbs

Updated: August 2, 2018

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In The Bronx, NY, neighborhood of Riverdale sits a Roman Catholic school named Manhattan College whose NCAA Division I baseball team bears a green and white logo strikingly reminiscent to that of Southern California Champion Park View Little League of Chula Vista.

The Manhattan Jaspers have inducted several of their baseball team’s players over the years into their athletic department’s hall of fame. One of those enshrined players is Joseph J. Coppo Jr., who was inducted into the Jaspers’ hall of fame in 2004. Coppo, a full-blooded Italian-American, had captained the Jaspers during his senior season in 1975, and according to the Jaspers’ web site, led Manhattan in earned runs average, innings pitched, and slugging percentage.

Coppo, whom the Cincinnati Reds had reportedly drafted straight out of high school, had opted to attend Manhattan rather than immediately pursuing a professional baseball career. Despite being a standout in the high school and college levels, Coppo never reached the major leagues.

Speaking of Little League, after graduating from Manhattan, Coppo soon got married, had four children, reportedly shared his love of baseball with them, and sure enough, Joseph became a coach in his local Little League, where he shared his passion for the game with other parents’ kids. Coppo was reportedly very well liked and respected by other Little League parents, and by his players.

Late in the year 2000, Coppo became an executive for the financial firm Cantor Fitzgerald, and shortly thereafter, he moved into its corporate headquarters and New York City office on the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center, one of the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan. On Sept. 11, 2001, at 8:46 am, the baseball dad and coach was murdered along with 657 of his fellow New York employees, 68% of Cantor Fitgerald’s overall workforce, when unspeakable ruthless hijackers intentionally crashed a passenger jet into that tower, only a handful of floors below Coppo’s office.

In the wake of that horrific event, in Coppo’s honor, Waveny Park Little League in his town of New Canaan, CT, where the former Jasper captain had coached Waveny’s all-stars in hopes of reaching the Little League World Series, renamed its baseball field as Joe Coppo Field.

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JOBIT: Brisson, Elizabeth P. [MC1975 RIP] 2018-Jan-09



Elizabeth P. Brisson

Peabody, MA – Elizabeth P. Brisson, age 88, died on January 9, 2018 in Peabody, MA where she lived for the past 7 years. Elizabeth, born October 25, 1929, lived for over 50 years in Pleasantville, NY with her husband, Robert P. Brisson where they raised their 6 children. Preceded in death by her parents John and Melita Phillips, her sister Jane Bay of Cincinnati, OH and her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert. Elizabeth is survived by their six children, Claudia of San Rafael, CA, John of Greenwich, CT, Jane Siebecker of Amesbury, MA, Marcia of Falls Church, VA, and Daniel and Amy of Arlington, VA, plus 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and her sisters, Deborah Haviland of Rockland ME, and Francesca Malley of Cambridge, MD.

Elizabeth graduated in 1947 from Westbury High School, NY then in 1951 received a B. S. degree from Skidmore College. As a physical education teacher, Elizabeth taught from 1951 to 1953 at the Chapin School in New York City. Reared in the Episcopal faith, she converted in 1960 to Roman Catholicism and was a devout parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Pleasantville and of its Rosary Altar Society. Elizabeth was the leader of a Girl Scout troop from 1965 to 1974 and from 1970 to 1976 was a member of The Pleasantville Ambulance Corps. From 1971 to 1975, she returned to teaching physical education at Saint Theresa’s Parochial School in Briarcliff, NY, as well as coached the girls basketball team.

In 1975, Elizabeth earned her Master’s Degree in Reading from Manhattan College. As a reading specialist, she taught at Iona Grammar School in New Rochelle, NY from 1976 to 1994. Thereafter until 2011, she was a volunteer teacher at both Blythedale Children’s Hospital and at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, NY.

Expert and passionate bridge players, Elizabeth and Robert attained the rank of Gold Life Master. Her joie de vivre included family, friends, competitive games, New Orleans Jazzfest, champagne, shrimp cocktail and a heart overflowing with love.

A funeral mass and celebration is planned for Friday, January 12, 10 AM at the Brooksby Village Chapel followed by a reception, 100 Brooksby Village Dr. Peabody, MA 01960. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, MMRF.
Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 12, 2018


Brisson, Elizabeth P.  [MC1975 RIP]

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

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Dar John,

               I have Elizabeth receiving her Masters in 1976.

                    May She Rest In peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC1975 RIP] on 2017-Nov-18



In Memory of
Francis Tarantino
November 10, 1953 – November 18, 2017

Dr. Francis Anthony Tarantino, 64, of Bolivia, North Carolina, formerly of Hopewell Junction, New York passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Born November 10, 1953 in the Bronx, New York to Doris and Anthony Tarantino, he attended Manhattan College and later graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr Tarantino established his private practice in Hopewell Junction where he practiced optometry for over 30 years. He most recently served the veterans at the VA Optometry Clinic in Wilmington, upon retiring to the North Carolina beaches with his wife.

Survivors include his wife Diane Tarantino of Bolivia, NC; children, Christine DeVico (husband, James) of Hopewell Junction, NY and David Tarantino (wife, Lauren) of Ridgefield, CT; stepchildren, Alexa Stanziani of Houston, TX and Steven Stanziani of Hopewell Junction, NY; brother, Joseph of New Rochelle, NY; sister Camille of Yonkers, NY; and eight grandchildren, Sophia, Annabelle, Julia, Rocco, Matthew, Nicholas, Olivia, and Dominic.

The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday, November 20, 2017 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport, North Carolina.

A visitation will be held on Friday November 24 at McHoul Funeral Home in Hopewell Junction, followed by a funeral mass on Saturday November 25 at Blessed Kateri in Lagrangeville.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 930 Wellness Drive #B, Greenville, North Carolina 27834 or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.
Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport.


Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Francis is a member of the Class of 1975.

                     May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Tarantino, Francis Anthony [MC1975 RIP]

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JOBIT: McGovern, Br. Robert [MC1975 RIP] on 2016-Oct-12



Br. Robert Cfc McGovern

1944 – 2016 Obituary 

Rev. Brother Robert Baptist McGovern C.F.C. passed away on October 12, 2016. Brother McGovern was born on May 17, 1944 in Pottsville, PA, the son of Francis and Anna McGovern. He received a BA in History from Iona College and his MA in Theology from Manhattan College.

Brother McGovern entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers on July 5, 1962 and pronounced his final vows on June 27, 1969. His ministry took him to many positions including All Hallows High School, Blessed Sacrament High School, St. John’s Indian Mission, Essex Catholic High School, St Mary’s Parish, Louisiana, Rice High School, Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Bronx and Holy Child School, Mississippi. Brother McGovern also served as Superior at All Hallows and St. Joseph’s Residence, New Rochelle where he was the Director of Pastoral Care. His most recent assignments brought him to Chicago where he died.

A wake will be held at St. Joseph’s Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804 on Tuesday October 18 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Family Church, Mayflower Ave., New Rochelle, NY on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Interment will be at the Christian Brothers Cemetery in West Park, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to St. Joseph’s Residence, 30 Montgomery Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804.

Published in the The Journal News on Oct. 16, 2016


McGovern , Br. Robert [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 Brother received his Masters in 1975.

                May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McGovern, Br. Robert [MC1975 RIP]

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JOBIT: Gorman, Sr Catherine Mary [MC1975 RIP]



Sister Catherine Mary Gorman

Sister Catherine Mary Gorman, OP of Dominican Convent, Sparkill, New York, died on Sunday, March 8, 2015 in Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY.

Born in the Bronx on September 2, 1933, Patricia Gorman was the daughter of George Gorman and Katherine Kennedy Gorman. Patricia entered the Dominican Congregation of Our Lady of the Rosary in Sparkill on September 8, 1951, and became known as Sister Catherine Mary professing her first vows in 1953 and her final vows in 1958.

Sister Catherine Mary earned a BS in Education from Fordham University in 1958, an MA in Educator/Counseling from Manhattan College in 1975.

During her professional life, Sister Catherine Mary taught in St. Helena School in the New York Archdiocese (1953-58 and 1966-68), in Holy Family School, Fulton (1958-66) and St. Catherine School, Binghamton (1968-69) in the Syracuse diocese, and in St. Anthony’s School, Yonkers (1969-1973) in the Archdiocese of New York.

Upon retiring from teaching, Sister served as an Assistant in the Finance Office in Dominican Convent (1973-81) and as a social worker in Catholic Home Bureau (1981-85). She worked as an Office Assistant in Albertus Magnus High School (1986-88), a Staff Member at Emmaus House, Elberon, New Jersey (1988-90) and (2002-09) and as a Secretary in Dominican Convent (1990-2002).

Sister is survived by her sister, Mary McCrain, brother-in-law Bill McCrain, nieces Kathleen Martorano, Mary Pat Podest, Jeanne Ann Podest, Barbara Evangelista, and Patty Ann Kucan.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Dominican Convent, Sparkill, NY, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 10:30am. Visitation is on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 3:30 to 8:00pm at the Convent, 175 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sparkill. Arrangements are by Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Dominican Sisters, at the above address, attention- Sr. Mary Murray, President.

Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-6110

Published in the The Journal News on Mar. 10, 2015


Gorman, Sr Catherine Mary [MC1975 RIP]

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

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JOBIT: McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]



Kevin E. McQuillen
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Beloved father and uncle, Kevin E. McQuillen, 60, of Breezy Point, N.Y., formerly of Nutley, N.J., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Queens, N.Y.

A funeral service will be celebrated at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. Cremation will be held privately. Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit biondifuneralhome.com.

Kevin was born in Queens, N.Y. He was employed as a financial analyst for Citibank of New York City, and was previously employed as a financial analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City. Kevin was a graduate of Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y., with a degree in accounting. He was a former member and officer of Nutley Elks Lodge No. 1290 and The Nutley Irish American Association.

Kevin is survived by his beloved children, Sean and Matthew McQuillen; his loving nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Elizabeth McQuillen. He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene McQuillen and Arlene (nee Smart) McQuillen.

Published in Star-Ledger on Sept. 10, 2014


McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Kevin is a member of the Class of 1975.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McQuillen, Kevin E. [MC1975 RIP]

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