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JFOUND: Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988) quote in an obit



The Star-Ledger Obituaries
Anne Buckley
1931 – 2019 

Anne lived a rich and full life with people, books, writings, pets, and a home she loved. She leaves behind friends that she had since childhood and through all the stages of her life. Anne was adventurous and fun and had a great wit and laugh. She was a wonderful friend and daughter. She loved travel, camping with her parents and friends, and her days at the beach.

Her life included meeting St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Pope John Paul II, Cardinals, and other famous people, but it was talking to and writing about people in her weekly editorial column that she most enjoyed – learning about the lives of others.

Anne was predeceased by her parents, William and Kathryn Buckley and her aunts and uncles. She enjoyed her last years staying in her home with the help of two wonderful aides, Nancy and Rodeline, and her friends.

The following is her obituary as it appears in Catholic New York:

Anne M. Buckley, who served as editor in chief of Catholic New York from 1991 to 2000 and had been one of the founders of the archdiocesan newspaper a decade earlier, died April 23. She was 87.

Ms. Buckley, along with Gerald M. Costello, the founding editor in chief, and Arthur McKenna, the general manager, were the team that established Catholic New York under Cardinal Terence Cooke in 1981.

During the next two decades, first as managing editor and then as editor in chief, Ms. Buckley helped to establish Catholic New York as the standard bearer among Catholic diocesan weeklies in the United States.

At her retirement in late 2000, Ms. Buckley said she found it rewarding to be part of a newspaper well-received from the start “by its readers and its peers in the Catholic and general press, a fact that enhanced the influence of the Church and contributed to its mission of evangelization.”

“The job never lost its excitement,” Ms. Buckley said at the time. “I will look back on it all with a measure of satisfaction.”

In 2001, Ms. Buckley received the Catholic Press Association’s highest honor, the St. Francis de Sales Award, which she called “a great honor and a beautiful crown to my career.” Her award nomination noted she had made “many personal sacrifices to assure that Catholic New York remained a flagship paper for the Catholic press.”

Ms. Buckley, ever the editor, said the first-place honors for general excellence and other prizes CNY took home in the CPA journalism competition that year were “even more precious because they represent the team effort that has gone into making Catholic New York the top diocesan paper in the country.”

She was a “lifer” in the Catholic Press, having served on the staff of The Advocate, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark, for 29 years, beginning as a reporter right out of college and rising to managing editor, before coming to Catholic New York.

She was known for an elegant writing style most commonly evidenced in her Editor’s Report columns, which were regularly cited for distinction as well as being popular with CNY readers.

Her service as editor in chief fell almost entirely during Cardinal John O’Connor’s tenure as Archbishop of New York.

In a column about the cardinal, written at the time of his 80th birthday in January 2000, just months before his death that May, Ms. Buckley captured him this way:

“Cardinal O’Connor has looked for the best in all of us. It’s not always easy to do that kind of job. But those of whom he has expected much are those who have grown to love him most. It showed during the 80th birthday celebrations.”

The column was headlined, “New York Loves a Winner,” a phrase she undoubtedly selected. Ms. Buckley was an exacting editor,
always searching for a better way to tell the story, another question to ask or one more lead to pursue.

Patrice Liquori, who interned under Ms. Buckley in the summers of 1986-1987, during her student days at Manhattan College, and later was a freelance writer for Catholic New York, called her mentor’s death “a true loss.”

“I can’t think of a time in my professional working life when Anne wasn’t a part of it,” Ms. Liquori said. “She was tough, but fair.”

In 1994, the Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of New York honored Ms. Buckley with their St. Louise de Marillac award. Cardinal O’Connor, writing in his own “From My Viewpoint” column in CNY, said Ms. Buckley’s designation “was no mean feat for any newspaper editor in chief, secular or religious.”

The cardinal went on to say that he did not universally agree with CNY’s editorials, or its news judgment. However, his overall assessment was that Ms. Buckley published “a top-drawer, interesting, readable, sometimes provocative, always thoroughly Catholic newspaper.”

He ended by citing Ms. Buckley as a “true professional, true Catholic, true newswoman.”

She served as President of the Catholic Institute of the Press of New Jersey and Director of its journalism School for High School Students. In 1999 Caldwell University awarded her an Honorary Degree in Humane Letters, in 1967 the Alumna of the Year Award and in 1987 the coveted Veritas Award.

Immaculate Conception High School, her Alma Mater, inducted her into their Hall of Fame.

Ms. Buckley also served on the Board of Directors of The Christophers and the Advisory of the Catholic Spirit of the Diocese of Metuchen.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. John’s Feed the Hungry Program or St. Hubert Animal Welfare Center would be appreciated.

For many years, Ms. Buckley was the caregiver to her elderly mother, Kathryn, who predeceased her.

Published in Star-Ledger on Apr. 26, 2019

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Athanasidy, Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for the repose of the soul of his Friend and Classmate at St Barnabas Elementary School, Mrs. Catherine Baker. As Mike says, “She was a great lady.” Widow of Richard Baker ’52, Mother of Stephen Baker ’88 and Former President of New York State Birth Right, a position she served for many years. Catherine will be missed and remembered by all who knew her.

Viewing will be Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Higgins Funeral Home
New City, New York

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:00 AM
St. Francis of Assisi Church
West Nyack, New York

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JFOUND: Smith, Larry [MC1988] Allstate Insurance Agent



Allstate Insurance Agent Larry Smith, Staten Island, NY

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Smith, Larry [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Larry is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Smith, Larry [MC1988]

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JFACEBOOK: Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988) reports on Brother O’Sullivan’s passing


2018 12Dec 22 Brother Malcolmb

Athanasidy Patrice Liquori (MC1988)

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Dear John,

           Just in case you missed this Obituary.

                 May He Rest In Peace.


Malcolm O’Sullivan, FSC (1924-2018)

Brother Malcolm served the College for 21 years in the advancement office and on the faculty.

Brother Malcolm O’Sullivan, FSC, who served at Manhattan College for 21 years, passed away on Monday, December 17 at the age of 94.

In 1973, Brother Malcolm joined the development division at Manhattan College as officer for special projects. He was later named the Vice President of College Relations and Alumni Development (CRAD). In 1983, after serving in CRAD for 10 years, he joined the School of Business faculty until 1994, when he was appointed principal of St. Rose High School in New Jersey.

At Manhattan College, Brother Malcolm supervised the multi-million dollar FOCUS campaign for the construction of Draddy Gymnasium, the expansion and renovation of the Cardinal Hayes Library and the addition of the top floor to the Leo Engineering Building, now Leo Hall.

In addition to those initiatives, Brother Malcolm instituted the De La Salle Medal Dinner, a major fundraising event, and the Jasper Open, which continue to be vital yearly traditions that bring together a wide number of Jasper alumni, students, family and friends.

Brother Malcolm was born in Limerick, Ireland, and grew up in Brooklyn, where he attended Bishop Loughlin High School. He entered the novitiate in Barrytown, NY, and took the habit in 1941 as Brother Bernadine of Jesus.

Following studies at The Catholic University of America, Brother Malcolm earned his B.A. at Manhattan College in 1948, his M.A. at Fordham University in 1954, and an Ed.D., which was preceded by another M.A., from Columbia University, Teachers College, in 1966. His undergraduate and graduate areas of concentration were Latin and Greek.

He began his teaching career in the Bronx, at St. Raymond’s School, teaching grades five, seven and eight. He later moved on to teach at Christian Brothers Academy, Albany; St. Joseph’s Institute, Barrytown; De La Salle Institute, NY; Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx; La Salle Academy, NY, where he also served as principal. In 1965, he was named director of vocation services for the La Salle Provincialate in New York. In 1969, he was appointed assistant principal of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, Buffalo, NY, and a year later was named president of Christian Brothers College in Memphis.

Funeral arrangements will take place on Saturday, December 22 at De La Salle Hall, 810 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. A viewing will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Saint Gabriel’s Cemetery, 549 County Road 520 (Newman Springs Road), Marlboro, NJ 07746.

By MC Staff Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:00 PM

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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COMMENT: Response from Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC1952 RIP] family


RE: JOBIT: Brown, Gerald Xavier [MC1952 RIP] 2018-Sep-02

Thanks for the kind website note re: my Uncle Gerry (Gerald X. Brown). I shared your comment with my mother (Gerry’s little sister) and you made her day.

Kind regards,

[JR: Please convey everyone’s collective condolences and prayers.  I’m glad I could give her a smile.]

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McMorrow, Elizabeth [MC1988]
Elizabeth A. McMorrow Law LLC
Greater Boston Area

Elizabeth A. McMorrow has been an attorney since 1992 and is licensed to practice in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of William and Mary, a J.D. cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.

Elizabeth has a unique combination of international experience having provided legal advice on international tax, international business operations and international trade as a member of the Markit|CTI legal advisory team, in-house counsel at The Coca-Cola Company and Genzyme Corporation, a Senior Associate with Dewey Ballantine, and a clerk at the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Elizabeth has acted as a generalist across subsidiaries’ legal issues; managed outside counsel in the US and abroad; developed international compliance programs; managed multiple-country litigation/investigations; participated in litigation before agencies and courts; and advised on tax including the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs), UK Crown Dependencies & Overseas Territories (UK FATCA / CDOT), and OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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JLINKEDIN: Healy, Liz [MC1988] VP Finance @ Cardinal Spellman HS



Liz Healy
Vice President, Finance at Cardinal Spellman HS
Greater New York City Area

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JNEWS: Avon, Dennis [MC1988] becomes Board Member NJIT



Avon, Dennis [MC1988]
Board Member at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Greater New York City Area


Executive level sales, customer success, marketing and management professional with broad business experience in the high tech industry. Highly effective and proven technical and business management leadership skills across multiple segments of the industry including emerging cloud technologies, software, hardware, SaS, and professional services .

Proven track record of creating and executing strategic business plans leading to significant revenue growth, increased profitability, increased market share and improved customer relationships.

Deep operational experience in designing, managing and leading organizational change to rapidly respond to changing market conditions and new business realities. Expert experience in change management and corporate restructuring.

Twenty years of delivering exceptional revenue and customer satisfaction results across the global enterprise, mid market, small business and channel market segments. 

Proven record of exceptional results in developing unique business strategies and breakthrough marketing plans in partnership with product groups, channel and industry partners.

Outstanding organizational leadership skills of multidisciplinary, complex organizations. Recognized for performance as builder and leader of teams during both high growth and challenging market conditions. Experienced in start up environments, organizational turn-around, and as leader managing rapid growth in a large corporate environment. 

Highly experienced with complex business negotiation, problem resolution, project management, community engagement, executive relationship development.

Specialties: Executive sales and negotiations skills, building and managing high performance teams, motivation, strategic relationship development, business strategy development, marketing, presentation skills, expert level of experience in all areas of high technology industry including sales

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Board Member
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

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