In Memoriam

 

Each day is a step we make toward eternity,
and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God.

- Catherine McAuley

 

In Memoriam
updated 12/11/2023

1940s:
Shirley Walker Hufcut ‘48 (July 21, 2023)

Millicent Friedberg Zolan ’43 (August 26, 2023)

Margaret Hartnett Mohyde ‘45 (September 25, 2023)

Sr. Louise Kelly, RSM '49 (October 18, 2023)

1950s:
Barbara McQuillan Shay ‘54 (July 12, 2023)

Maureen McLaughlin Santoro ’57 (September 18, 2023)

Joan Neverdousky Roach ’53 (September 20, 2023), mother of
Mary Roach Sullivan ‘79, Sheila Roach O'Brien ‘80, and Meaghan Roach Berry ‘85,
and mother-in-law of Ann Ford Roach ‘81

Lucille Paoletti Hayes ’55 (October 7, 2023)

Loretta Pellegrino O'Mara, 1951 (October 19, 2023)

Margaret McNamara Pane ’53 (October 21, 2023)

Jay Lawrence Valade (October 23, 2023), husband of M. Virginia Foley Valade ’54,
father of Elise Valade Cassidy ‘79, Virginia Valade Widmann ‘81,
and Laura Valade Collins ’88, grandfather of Quinn Cassidy ‘18

Nancy Smith Keese '51 (November 8, 2023)

Joan Davey Orzechowski ‘52 (November 16, 2023)

Susan Owens Allison ‘50 (November 18, 2023)

Dawn Dawber Ryan ‘54 (November 23, 2023)

Marianne Minutola Hennessey ’58 (December 6, 2023), mother of
Maura Hennessey ’87 and grandmother of Kendall Hennessey ‘27

1960s:
Craig Dunna (May 27, 2023), husband of Diana Schembari Dunna ‘65

Susan Hunter Festa ’68 (July 1, 2023)

Susan Duffy '63 (September 11, 2023)

Joyce Calovine Clapp ’60 (November 12, 2023)

Lorraine M. Gasperini (November 19, 2023), sister of Mary Gasperini Lawrence '63

 

1970s:
Patricia Doherty Wasicki ’77 (August 10, 2023)

Arthur Landry (August 14, 2023), husband of Shawn Hermanns Landry ’75,
father of Mary Landry ‘13 and Margaret Landry ‘15

Thomas Martin Doyle, Jr. (September 11, 2023), brother of Mary Ann Doyle ‘70

Bonnie Petrucelli Novak ’70 (September 14, 2023)

Kathleen Kingston Larson '70 (November 29, 2023), mother of Kateri Larson ‘02

1980s:
Jacqueline Mager Sekelsky ’81 (July 22, 2023), sister-in-law of Jacqueline Lynch Mager ‘78

Denise Oberempt (September 11, 2023), mother of April Oberempt Kelley ‘85

Joseph Andrew Cavar (October 24, 2023), father-in-law of Dr. Susan Bernaski Cavar ‘88

1990s:
Valerie Pochron ’95 (September 9, 2023)

Joan Redmond (October 11, 2023), mother of Kim Redmond Spath ‘91

Jessica Braun Ciola ’95 (November 25, 2023), aunt of Jessica Ciola ‘07

 

Friends of Lauralton:
Al Natale (June 12, 2023), bass player of The Highland Rovers Band

Coach Stephen Sullivan (July 12, 2023), softball coach at the Morgan School in Clinton, CT

Joseph Coyne (July 30, 2023), father-in-law of Head of School Beth Coyne

Brian Luciani (August 31, 2023), brother-in-law of Head of School Beth Coyne

Joe Canzanella (September 15, 2023), Executive Director of Connecticut High School Coaches Association

Sister Jane Silk, RSM (October 12, 2023), former Lauralton Hall Religion Faculty

Anthony J. Roberto, Jr. (November 23, 2023), longtime Lauralton Hall Basketball time keeper


updated July 1, 2023

1940s:
Ann Collins Mills ’47
(September 13, 2021)

Alice Vincent Anderson ’45 (December 5, 2021)

Barbara Cushing Hoffman ’48 (October 5, 2022), sister of Rosemary Cushing Kerfoot ‘45

Ruth Joan Bock Brew ’41 (November 3, 2022)

Claire McGowan Conlan ’48 (December 19, 2022)

Anne Nancy Birge Goodrich ’45 (January 5, 2023) sister of the late Marie Birge Minahan ’40, Jane Birge Greenwood ’49, and Ellen Birge Stadtmueller ’55; grandmother of Kathryn Massey ’01 and Ellen Massey ’04  

Zita Gildea Schmiedel ’49 (February 5, 2023)

Margaret Shuk Burbank ‘42 (March 16, 2023), daughter of the late Ursula Clabby Shuk ‘16 and sister of the late Madelyn Shuk Foley ‘47

Ann Morganroth Degnan ’47 (April 19, 2023)

 

1950s:
Maribeth Curtis ’59
(May 2, 2012)

Joan Freed LaFontaine ’52 (June 25, 2022)

Cecil Jewett Matt ’51 (July 22, 2022), sister of Nancy Jewett Parker ‘48

Sister Marylouise Fennell, RSM ’57 (October 12, 2022), sister of Harriet Fennell Auger ‘48, aunt of Dr. Elizabeth Auger ‘75, Mary Lou Auger ‘76, Maureen Auger ‘80, and Caroline Auger ’14

Marie Garofalo Van Ronk ’53 (October 11, 2022), sister of Alda Garofalo Payne ‘54, Sandra Garofalo Zera ‘56, Joann Garofalo Galluzzo ‘58, and Louise Garofalo Rainis ‘60

Sister Mary Alice Kline, RSM ’52 (October 26, 2022)

Margaret Burns Clancy ’53 (December 18, 2022)

Rita Siclari Walker ’53 (January 21, 2023)

Mary Giblan Casey ’52 (January 24, 2023)

Mary Callahan Kimball ’52 (January 29, 2023)

Cecil Berger MacDonald ’56 (February 17, 2023) daughter of the late
Mary McGovern Meaney 1922

Florence Potts Bailey ’51 (February 23, 2023)

Walter N. Hilinski (March 2, 2023) husband of Barbara Candelora Hilinski, '59

Dr. James P. Roach (March 6, 2023), husband of Joan Neverdousky Roach ’53;
father of Mary (Molly) Roach Sullivan ’79, Sheila Roach O’Brien ’80
and Nora Roach Ford ’85; father -in-law of Ann Ford Roach ’81.

Gail Williams Pivarnik ’56 (March 7, 2023)

Valerie Meunier '56 (April 27, 2023)

Jane Ellsworth Martin ’56 (May 12, 2023)

Margaret "Peggy" Rooney, RSM '51 (June 5, 2023), sister of Patricia Rooney '54 RSM,
aunt of Patty Rooney Winfield '78, Joan Rooney '80, Donna Rooney O' Hara '85, and Kate Rooney Ugarte '86; cousin of Jane Roche Stegina '75, Kathryn Roche Fryer '79, Dave Roche P'02, P'06, and Kathryn Roche Herring '02; and grand-niece of Jennifer Roche '04

 

1960s:
Mary Ann Mahan ’66
 (September 19, 2022)

Rita Rae Keefe ’66  (November 6, 2022), sister of Sue Ann Keefe, RSM ’64

Elizabeth Murphy Stahl ’67 (December 21, 2022)

Brigitte Hold Slavin ’63 (February 3, 2023)

Vincent H. Smith (March 2023) husband of Noreen Serritella Smith ’62;
father of Jennifer R. Smith, PhD, ’92         

Carola Malinowski ’63 (March 22, 2023)

Barbara McCarthy O'Connor ’64 (April 8, 2023)

Craig R. Dunna (May 27, 2023), husband of Diana Schembari Dunna '65

 

1970s:
Matthew Edward Laufer (July 17, 2022), son of Jane Miller Laufer ’76,
grandson of Edna Waters Miller ’41, brother of Kara Mandanici Satalino '99
and Melissa Mandanici ’03, nephew of Johanne Miller Hagan ‘66, Capt. Patricia Miller ‘68Katherine Miller Chimini ’71, and Laura Miller Casale ‘78

Katherine “Kit” Martelon ’73 (July 11, 2022), sister of Cynthia Martelon Eadie ‘76

Maureen Kosma Hayes ’74 (December 12, 2022)

Marjorie Curran O'Looney (December 29, 2022), mother of Kathleen O'Looney Adams ’70
and Dr. Patricia O'Looney '72

Anne Annunziata ’74  (February 25, 2023), sister of Martha Annunziata McGrath '79 and Regina Annunziata Niekrash '73, and daughter of former Lauralton Hall Trustee Frank Annunziata.

 

1980s:
Patricia Johnston O’Hearne (June 19, 2022), mother of Mary O'Hearne ‘82
and Jennifer O'Hearne Shepard ‘83

James H. Oberempt (August 2, 2022), father of April Oberempt Kelley ‘85

Stanley Ulc (August 27, 2022), father-in-law of Sarah Longden Ulc ‘89

Nancy Milazzo Musante ’81 (November 13, 2022), sister of Joanne Milazzo D'Angelo ‘75, Carolyn Milazzo Murphy ’76, Diane Milazzo Marriner ‘78, and Patricia Milazzo Goldfeder ’81

Honorable John J. Ronan (November 17, 2022), Lauralton Claven recipient and father of Maryellen Ronan Knotwell ’83 and Elizabeth Ronan Duryea ’91

Peggy O’Connor (January 6, 2023), mother of Maura O’Connor-Yanulis ’80
and Sheila O’Connor O’Donnell ’85; grandmother of Caroline O'Connor ’09,
Caitlin Bennett ’13 and  Michaela O'Donnell ’17

Thomas Brennan (June 12, 2023), father of Jodie Brennan Delach ‘89 and Danielle Brennan Bartlett ’96, grandfather of Samantha Delach ’25, Olivia Bartlett ‘25, and Ella Bartlett ’23, and uncle of Kathleen Brennan O'Leary ‘87, Kimberly Brennan Tyler ‘90, Meghan Brennan Chiota ‘93, Kelly Brennan Lovegrove ‘95, Maura Brennan Carey ‘96, Shannon Brennan Superfin ‘98,
Kathryn Brennan ‘01, Tara Brennan ‘04, Molly Brennan ’09,
and Devin Connelly ‘17

 

1990s:
Kellam Dowd ’90
(August 16, 2022), sister of Blair Hodgdon ‘97

Nancy Nouss-Brown (March 30, 2023), mother of Courtney Brown Cave ‘98

Jacen Gallbronner (May 22, 2023), son of Cathleen Matthews Gallbronner ’90,
nephew of Christine Matthews Paine ’88, cousin of Katherine Paine ‘18,
Abigail Paine ‘20, Madeline Paine, ‘22,
and Caroline Paine ’26

Sharon Brosnahan Rutledge (June 2, 2023), mother of Sara Agee Kaminski ‘97

 

2000s:
Patrick O’Donnell (April 13, 2023), brother of Irene O’Donnell Baker ’02
and nephew of Kathleen Spencer Sargent ‘58

 

2010s:
Edward R. Tarczali, Sr. (July 16, 2022), father of alumna parent and longtime LH volunteer Catherine Lopata, grandfather of Rachel Tarczali ‘06, Elise Lopata '10, and Olivia Lopata ’11.

Dr. Walter H. Ariker (September 30, 2022), father of Lauralton Hall History Teacher
Lauren Korman and grandfather of Molly Korman ‘18

Alice Bonney Knick (November 20, 2022), grandmother of LH
Lacrosse Coach Emily Menendez ‘14

Harry Griffin (November 2, 2022), host father of Minyue "Linda" Ruan ’15,
Yiyun “Wendy” Zheng ’17, Feifei "Tiffany" Lai '20,
and Yan “Annie” Zhu ‘23

 

Friends of Lauralton:
Theodora Klarides (July 15, 2022), mother of LH Athletic Trainer Nicole Klarides-Ditria

Elizabeth Haar (July 20, 2022), grandmother of LH Asst/JV Basketball Coach, Kelly Balanca

Elizabeth “Betty” Markham aka Sister Justin Mary (July 28, 2022), served as a Lauralton Hall Mathematics teacher in the 1960’s

John Edward “Jack” Lynch (September 7, 2022), former principal at St. James School, Stratford

Margaret T. Dwyer (November 25, 2022), mother-in-law of Lauralton Hall
History Department Chair Courtney Dwyer

Ronald Olney (November 28, 2022), father of Lauralton Hall
Director of Enrollment Kathleen Shine

Carmela “Cam” Casale Paradis (April 24, 2023), mother of former Lauralton Hall
Special Events Director Beth P. Griffin

Giuseppe “Pepe” Pisacreta (June 3, 2023), father-in-law of Lauralton Hall
School Nurse Barbara Pisacreta

Calendar List

Reunion Planning Meeting
Zoom
Legacy Tea
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Reunion Planning Meeting
Zoom
Class Agent Meeting
In Person/Zoom Optional