Class Notes, Spring 2006


Christine LaPointe Bartlett

Christine LaPointe Bartlett '61

Christine LaPointe Bartlett '61, South Strafford, Vt., has traveled again this year to teach English at Maya University in Antigua, Guatemala, through the Maya Educational Foundation.


Mary Alyce Knightly '71, Hampton, N.H., was chosen as the 2005 New Hampshire Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

Elizabeth (Beth) Ballinger '73, Terre Hill, Pa., writes that she is semiretired now, has bought an 1830 brownstone house and will be moving soon, and is still working seasonal grounds maintenance at the Church Farm School in Paoli, Pa.

Jocelyn Blais Drukker '73, Mount Arlington, N.J., writes that she is attending the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station, N.J., and is working toward a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling to become a licensed professional counselor. Jocelyn volunteers at a shelter for battered women. She has been selected to be included in this year's edition of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities."

Joseph Loughlin '75, Portland, Maine, was promoted in January to the position of Deputy Chief for the Portland (Maine) Police Department. He is assigned to the Bureau of Operations. Joe also wrote a book that will be on the shelves in May, called "Finding Amy." It is about the investigation into the murder of Amy St. Laurent, which occurred in Maine, October 2001.


Tim Bailey and President Bush

Tim Bailey '84 with President George W. Bush

Tim Bailey '84 of Hampton, N.H., stands with President George W. Bush at the ribbon cutting and dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in March. Tim is a colonel in the Marine Corps, serving in his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is scheduled to return home to his wife, Julie Ford Bailey '88, and family this summer.

Christopher P. Hanley ‘86 of Baltimore, Md., writes that prayers have been answered and he was approved to move into third theology next year. Chris attends St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and is working toward ordination into the priesthood.

Rick Garcia '86, New Gloucester, Maine, won the Executive Director Award from the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting in January. Rick is the president of The Fitness Barn in Windham, Maine.

Donna Allison Cole '86/'96, Milford, N.J., has earned her doctorate in Business Administration from Argosy University in Sarasota, Fla.

Eva Libby Giles '89, Gray, Maine, is Maine's Adult Education Teacher of the Year. She received the honor at the Maine Adult Education Association Fall Conference.

Christopher Leigh '89, of Cheshire, Conn., writes that he is married to a wonderful wife, Louisa, and they have 3 children: 9-year-old Mario, 6-year-old Nicole, and 5-year-old Allison. He is working at United Technologies Corporation and currently is leading the global IT Security organization. Chris writes that "SJC played a pivotal part ... which allowed me the growth to succeed in this global company. Thank you very much." Thank you, Chris!

William J. Villineau '89, Woods Hole, Mass., has accepted a position as Director of Housing and Conferences at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.


Daniel Doherty '91 of Barrington, N.H., writes that he is a teacher at Barrington Elementary School and Kelly Boucher Doherty '92 is a nurse practitioner for Seacoast Pain Institute. See New Additions for more news.

Brian G. Griffin '91, Lynn, Mass., is working on his master's degree in Pastoral Studies in the Saint Joseph's College Graduate & Professional Studies program.

Marjorie Berrier '93 of Huntington, Pa., writes that she retired in January 2001, and she and her husband have been traveling all over the world since then. They bought a second home in The Village Retirement Community and spend winters golfing and enjoying warm climates.

Susan Righton Weng '93, Shelbyville, Mich., announced that she retired from nursing on Sept. 1, 2005.

Brian Lizak

Brian Lizak '95

Brian Lizak '95, Manchester, N.H., has joined TD Banknorth New Hampshire as the Business Development and Sales Manager in the Hooksett, N.H., branch. Brian is responsible for providing deposit and lending products and services to fit the needs of customers, particularly small business owners.

David George '98, Hastingson- Hudson, N.Y., currently holds the position of Director for Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers, N.Y.

Jane Stack '99, Standish, Maine, has completed her Master of Science in Business degree at Husson College. Jane is a financial analyst at Gorham Savings Bank in Gorham, Maine.


Louis Citrano '00, Huntsville, Ala., has written a book entitled "Jesus, Mary, Medjugorje, and Me," published in November 2004.

Sunny Lovejoy Quintal '01, writes that she has transferred companies and is now a loan officer with Gloria Bryant Mortgage Services. She and husband David Quintal '00 reside in Standish, Maine.

Robert Donley '03 has moved from Miami to Tallahassee, Fla., to accept an appointment as the Chief of Operations for the Chancellor and the Board of Governors for Higher Education for the State University System of Florida.

Ray Ruby

Raymond Ruby '05

Raymond Ruby '05, of Portland, Maine, graduated from the Maine Police Academy in December 2005, and is a member of the Portland (Maine) Police Department.

Kathleen Sirois '05, Ellsworth, Maine, is a 6th grade math and science teacher in Ellsworth.

Dr. Tim Leary, former head of Student Affairs at SJC, was named Senior vice President at Seattle University in Washington. Erin Swezey, former Director of Community Service at SJC, is teaching graduate students at the university and overseeing their field studies as well as consulting for the Washington Campus Compact. Their son Patrick is in 7th grade and Keenan is in 4th grade. Erin writes that she and Tim miss much about Maine and Saint Joseph's College, but are doing very well and have settled into life in Seattle.

Gayle Myers, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, former Director of Health Services at SJC before being called to active duty in Haiti, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in October, 2005. Commander Myers earned the award while serving as Senior Medical Department Representative in Support of Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command during Task Force New Horizons Haiti 2005. She played a key role in addressing environmental and climate-related health problems...for more than 600 sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines. Congratulations, Gayle!

Wedding Bells

Elizabeth Mulherin '92 and Dennis Durant, South Paris, Maine, were married on Oct. 8, 2005.

Donna Crabtree Harris McCarthy '88/'00 and William Douglas McCarthy were married in 2004. They reside in Leonardtown, Md.

Robert LeBrasseur '94 and Kimberly Blais were married Nov. 15, 2005 aboard the Jewel of the Seas cruise ship in Key West, Fla. The couple reside in Auburn, Maine.

Laurie Boothby '95, from Limington, Maine, married Michael S. Willett on October 9, 2004.

Kimberly Baldwin '96 and Brian Howard were married May 14, 2005 and are residing in Kittery, Maine.

Kellee Murphy '97 and Jason Kirkelis, Westlake Village, Calif., were married on Sept. 10, 2005. They traveled to Italy and Greece for their honeymoon.

Laura Davis '99 and Ty Drown, Kennebunk, Maine, were married on Sept. 17, 2005. The bridesmaids were Katie Lynn Marquis '99, Kimberly Turgeon '99, Maid of Honor Amy Morin '99, Brooke Theberge '00 and Jessica Franck Reed '00.

Gregory Currier '99 and Faith Vaznis '00, Portland, Maine, were married in October 2002.

Devon Pearson

Devon Pearson '99 and Seth Koenig

Devon Pearson '99 and Seth Koenig, Brunswick, Maine, were married on Aug. 20, 2005, at Thompson's Orchards in New Gloucester, Maine. Among the wedding guests were Charly Fitzgerald Wojcik '99 and Jason Rockefeller '01.

Caryn Carnabuci '00 and Scott Russell of Gorham, Maine, were married on Sept. 10, 2005. The couple is residing in Standish, Maine.

Jennifer St. Peter '01/'05 and Travis Michaud, currently working on his master's degree at SJC, were married in Caribou, Maine, on July 22, 2005. College Chaplain, Father John Tokaz, O.F.M. officiated. Travis is the brother of Mariah Michaud '03 and the son of Judy Dube Michaud '04.

Victoria (Tori) Crimmins '01 and Charles Eckardt were married in Brunswick, Maine, on December 31, 2004, and now reside in The Colony, Texas.

Kevin Benoit '02 and Trish Durgin were married on the SJC campus with Father John Tokaz, O.F.M. officiating on Aug. 13, 2005. The wedding party included SJC Heidi Harmon '05, and best man, Jonathan Parker '00. Kevin and Trish reside in Westbrook, Maine.

April Moreau '03 and Jason Bean were married on Aug. 13, 2005, and are currently residing in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Renee Lizotte '04 and Matthew Carrier '03 were married on Oct. 29, 2005, with Father John Tokaz, O.F.M. officiating. Renee and Matt reside in New Gloucester, Maine.

Amber Lovell '04 and David Elliott, Topsham, Maine, were married on Sept. 10, 2005.

Jeffrey Yaeger '04 and Michelle Huitt were married on Aug. 20, 2005. The ceremony was performed by Father John Tokaz, O.F.M. Jeff and Michelle live in Westbrook, Maine.

Anna Walker '03 and Scott Walker '05 were married on Oct. 8, 2005, in South Deerfield, Mass. Anna is the daughter of James '74 and Kathleen Hamel Walker '75 of Hinsdale, Mass., and Scott is the son of Brian and Susan Walker. (Susan is a program assistant in the Financial Aid office at Saint Joseph's College.)

Andrea Frenette '05 and Benjamin O'Brion were married on July 23, 2005, and live in Buxton, Maine.

Carrie Brushwein '05 and Travis Dunbar, Auburn, Maine, were married on June 9, 2005.

New Additions

Daniel '91 and Kelly Boucher '92 Doherty III, Barrington, N. H., proudly announce the birth of their son, Daniel Joseph, IV, born Sept. 7, 2005. He joins big sister, 2-year-old Aislinn.

Curtis Smyth '91 and wife Julie of Gorham, Maine, announce the birth of son, Drew, born on Nov. 5, 2005. Drew's aunt and uncle are Jamie '92 and Susan McFarland Smyth '97, of Portland, Maine.

Lisa Wilson Rost '94, and husband Bruce of Brookfield, Conn., happily announce the adoption on Nov. 1, 2005, of their first baby, Daniel, from Colombia. Daniel was born January 3, 2005

Brian '94 and Julie Sweeney Fabry '94, Plymouth, Mass., welcome their second son, Colin, born May 24, 2005. He is joined by big brother 3-year-old Sean.

Kelly Hart Hadlock '94 and husband Casey, Littleton, N.H., announce the birth of their son, Grady Bruce Hadlock on Dec. 27, 2005. He is welcomed home by 7-year-old sister Regan, 4-year-old sister Laney, and 2-year-old brother, Cole.

Anne Bourque Stelmach '95 and husband Christopher, Hooksett, N.H., welcome daughter, Emily Sara, born Nov. 20, 2005.

Tonya Tutlis Carlton '96 and husband M. Geoffrey Carlton II, Lee, N.H., announce the birth of Martin Geoffrey Carlton III on Sept. 13, 2005.

Michael '98 and Rebecca Forand Fortier '99, Gray, Maine, are pleased to announce the arrival of their first child, Aiden Steven, born Dec. 5, 2005.

Janet Parada Bodell '99, Grosse Ile, Mich., is happy to announce the birth of her granddaughter, Madison Katelyn, born July 21, 2005.

Gregory '99 and Faith Vaznis Currier '00, Portland, Maine, welcome the birth of twins, Addison Gail and Mitchell Alexander, born Oct. 18, 2005.

Travis and Jennifer Boynton Allen '00, Hiram, Ohio, welcome their first child, Koda Jude Allen, born July 11, 2005.

James Pelletier '00 and wife Hollie, Augusta, Maine, happily announce the birth of their second child. Son Tyler William was born on Feb. 6 and is joined by his big brother, 2-year-old Jacob Patrick.

Marissa Morton '01, and Derrick Stephens, Gorham, Maine, announce the birth of son, Derrick Antoine Stephens Jr., on Aug. 11, 2005.

Condolences & Prayers

Larry Mahaney, 1930-2006

Larry Mahaney

Longtime Saint Joseph's supporter and 2004 Honorary Degree recipient, Larry K. Mahaney, of Bangor, Maine, died in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 12. Mahaney was a generous donor to the Saint Joseph's College varsity baseball program, and the baseball diamond on campus is named in his honor. Mahaney was Chairman of Webber Energy Fuels, and in 2003 the company was a major supporter of the Building Knowledge Campaign to erect Harold Alfond Hall. A former athlete, coach and teacher, Mahaney transformed Webber Oil into one of the top 20 privately owned corporations in New England. Webber Energy provided more than $1 million for scholarships and programs for Maine's young people, and underwrote a nationally recognized study on the aspirations of Maine students.

The College offers sympathy to family and friends:

To friend and neighbor, Mrs. Elizabeth Adams, Standish and Portland, Maine, on the death of her husband, William, on Nov. 23, 2005.

To Theresa Riley Morris '50, Scarborough, Maine, on the death of her mother, Margaret Riley, on Feb. 11.

To Cornelia Markey Baker '85, Hawleyville, Conn., on the death of her husband, Dr. Bernard Baker, on June 21, 2004.

To June Ball '85 of Ooltewah, Tenn., on the death of her husband, Bud, on April 28, 2005.

To Margaret Layden Leloudis '87, Raleigh, N.C., on the death of her husband, James.

To Robert '87 and Susan Varjabedian Mucci '88 of Danvers, Mass., and to William Mucci '87 of Portland, Maine, on the death of their mother in February.

To Gary Tata '87, Leominster, Mass. on the death of his mother on Dec. 29, 2005.

To Margaret Carroll, '90, Raymond, Maine, and to son, James Carroll '94, on the death of Major James Carroll. Jim was an adjunct faculty member at Saint Joseph's College. He held a law degree and taught Business Law, Business Ethics and other related courses. He served two tours of duty in vietnam as a Marine Rifle Company Commander and advisor to the vietnamese Marine Corps.

To Timothy Hayes '99 of Scarborough, Maine, on the death of his mother, Sept. 1, 2005.

To Anne and Charles "Ned" Vadakin of Rye, N.H., on the death of Anne's mother, Eleanor MacLaughlin, on Feb. 12. Ned is a former member of the Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees.

To the Sisters of Mercy:

Sister Joanna Collins, R.S.M., of Portland, Maine, died on Dec. 28, 2005. Sr. Joanna was the secretary for Saint Joseph's President Bernard P. Currier.

Sister Elizabeth Desjardins, R.S.M. '73, of Old Town, Maine, died September 2005.

Sister Cecilia Dostie, R.S.M. of Portland, Maine, on March 22.

To Sister Betty Kilbride, R.S.M. '45 and Sister Patricia Kilbride ‘68, both of Portland, Maine, on the death of their brother, Charles A. Kilbride, on March 3.

The following alumni and friends of the College have passed away (dates unknown if not listed):

Marie Thompson '54 of Spring Hill, Fla., died on July 7, 2005.

Annette M. Bonang '76 of Brunswick, Maine, died on Nov. 24, 2005.

Anne Erickson '79, Raymond, Maine, died in December 2005.

Joan Wilcox '81 of Sheffield, Mass.

Mary Singley Schafer '82, Selbyville, Del., died on Nov. 20, 2005.

Carol Staton Olenik '84 of Sykesville, Md., died July 1, 2005.

Mary Louise Degnan '85, Winston-Salem, N.C., died Jan. 22, 2006.

Florence Shepherd Jones '85, Jonesboro, Ark., died Sept. 23, 2005.

Shirley Lorenz '85 of San Antonio, Texas.

Jean Aquino Nardini '85 of Scituate, Mass.

Marjorie Fratello Pitarresi '86 of Niagara Falls, N.Y., passed away on May 20, 2003.

Margaret Rudigier Sheck '86, Millsboro, Del.

Gail Michelotti '87 of Great Falls, Mont.

Joanne Bice '88 of Duncansville, Pa.

Helen Stehnach Thompson '90, Melrose, N.Y.

Thomas Zuber '92 of Guys Mills, Pa.

Linda Osborne '98 of Poultney, Vt.

Timothy Kelly '00 of Baltimore, Md., died on May 26, 2005

Bernadine Jackson Diehl '02 of Broken Arrow, Okla.

Mary Moses '04 of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away Sept. 9, 2004.

Robert "Bob" Doyle of Gorham, Maine, died unexpectedly on Nov. 10, 2005. Coach Doyle was a mainstay in the Saint Joseph's College baseball program and a key player in its success. He devoted 12 years to the Monks (1993 - 2004).

Carl Huff of Hollis, Maine, retired employee in the maintenance department at Saint Joseph's College, died on Dec. 30, 2005.

Friend of the College, James McGrath of Bangor, Maine, died Nov. 20, 2005.

Marie Sturtevant, of Lewiston, Maine, former instructor in the Nursing Department at Saint Joseph's College, died in early 2006.