Class Notes


Christine Bartlett '61 of So. Strafford, Vt., enjoys teaching English as a second language to new immigrants in her area. She serves on the Strafford Library board as treasurer. Chris says that her classmates try to meet twice a year for a mini-reunion.

Patricia Quinn '63 of Otisfield, Maine, retired after spending a year on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Guadeloupe.


Paulette Gilbert '73 of Waldoboro, Maine, is a retired educator with 32 years of service. She is currently a special education consultant and advocate and works on special projects for Performance Food Group.

Joseph Loughlin '75,Portland, Maine, was the guest speaker at a book signing on campus this past fall. His book, Finding Amy, is based on a true story of a murder that plagued the hearts and minds of southern Maine. It is a fascinating account of how Portland area detectives, police officers and agencies worked together to solve the case.

Susan Whitty Reidinger '79 has moved back to Massachusetts after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Sue works as a consultant/instructor for an Internet health care company.

Max '78 and Linda Johnson Freeman '81, Scarborough, Maine, are proud of their daughter, Carolyn Freeman, a current first-year student at Saint Joseph's College, because she was selected by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association as the Rookie of the Week on two different weeks this season.


Esther Caduto '80 of Palm Coast, Fla., is enjoying her retirement and volunteers at a Florida hospital in Flagler, where she was named "2006 Woman of the Year."

Jim Kelly '80 of Rocky Hill, Conn., graduated from Quinnipiac University with an MSN/APRN. He is currently working in a family practice office and teaches undergraduate nursing students at Quinnipiac University.

Maureen McCarthy O'Rourke '80, Winston-Salem, N.C., presented the 2006 Oncology Nursing Society/Trish Greene Memorial Quality of Life lecture during the ONS 7th Annual Institutes of Learning in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her lecture, "Therapeutic Decisions and Quality of Life in Patients with Prostate Cancer" centered on the decision-making process of men with prostate cancer and the effect on their quality of life. The QOL lectureship was established to focus attention of the Oncology Nursing Society on quality of life issues in cancer care.

Sharon Velas Stormer '80 of St. Peters, Mo., lead a People to People delegation of orthopedic nurses to China and Tibet last summer where they met with nursing colleagues in Beijing, Chendau and Lhasa. While there, they toured The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, and climbed the Great Wall. In Tibet, they saw the Giant Panda Breeding Center.

Sandra Mayo MacDonald '81, Vice President at TD Banknorth, was recently promoted to Senior Project Corporate Manager. Sandy, husband, Michael, and son, Jesse, reside in Gray, Maine.

Joseph Gallagher '83 of Vernon, N.J., received the prestigious Dr. Harry Brandeis Memorial Service Award from the Community Resource Council of Bergen County on Dec 5, 2006. The group honored him for his significant contributions to the community. Until recently, Joe was CEO and President of Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, N.J. Joe is a member of the College's Board of Trustees.

Marsha Solder '86, of Greenville, S.C., writes that, even though she is happily retired now, getting her SJC degree was the smartest decision she ever made. Her self-esteem rose, her salary more than doubled, and her position skyrocketed. She writes that she was able to retire with greater financial security because of her distance education degree from Saint Joseph's College.

Margie Parker Brantley '87, of Rocky Mount, N.C., retired in 2004 and is enjoying her two grandchildren Caleb (4) and Griffin (2).

Janet Brown Kunz '88 of Naples Fla., is a geriatric care manager and certified senior advisor. She provides care coordination, client advocacy and service monitoring.


John Canady '90 has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. He is assigned as Chief Anesthesia Services of Fort Riley's Irwin Hospital and lives with his wife, Katrina Cook Canady '89, and their sons, Jacob and Austin in Manhattan, Kan.

David Libby '90, of Merrimac, Mass., was promoted to the position of Fiscal Director/Chief Financial Officer at Greater Lynn Senior Services, a nonprofit human service agency that provides programs to elders in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott, Mass.

Dr. Victor M. Bove '91 of Lancaster, Pa., was honored by the Lancaster Osteopathic Foundation, which granted a scholarship in his name to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was re-elected president of the Lancaster chapter of the Military Officers Association and second vice-president of the South Central Pennsylvania chapter of the Veterans of the Bulge.

Kathryn Crone '91 of Mabelvale Ark., enjoys traveling with her husband, Jim, and keeps busy with volunteer work, many hobbies and their grandchildren. Kathy is active in the Seniors Caring Ministries, volunteers with prison ministry, and enjoys fishing and attending sports games. She would love to hear from classmates who attended distance education summer sessions in 1991.

Lora Lefebvre '91 of Buxton, Maine, completed her Master of Science in Business at Husson College in 2006.

Heidi Thiboutot Miller '93 was promoted from Inside Sales to Central Operations Planner at Sappi Fine Paper. She is living in Bowdoinham, Maine, with her 11-year-old son, Blane.

Shannon LeBlanc '94 recently received the highest honor award given at Kennebunk High School, the Spencer Trask Award. The award is given each year by the graduating class to a faculty or staff member. Shannon has been teaching at KHS for 12 years and is residing in Arundel with her husband, Mark, and three children Paige (8), Wyatt (7), and Ethan (2).

Connie Winbigler '94 of Coldwater, Mich., is enjoying retirement. She is a community volunteer and president of Tibbits Opera Foundation and serves on the boards of Free Health Clinic and Life Care Ambulance Service. She is a busy member of the Altrusa Club of Branch County.

Nancy Cabelus '95 of Belleair, Fla., is completing doctoral studies in forensic nursing at University of Tennessee. She is working as an international forensic consultant on cases of human trafficking and crimes of sexual assault.

Jane E. Smith '97 of Mine Hill, N.J., is the primary stroke program coordinator at Saint Claire's Hospital in Denville, N.J., and an adjunct instructor in the nursing program at Country College of Morris in Randolph, N.J.

Gloria Neault '98 (BSN) and '06 (MSN) of South Portland, Maine, was elected President of the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN). Through her efforts in 2006, ASORN obtained a joint grant for seminars on Age-related Macular Degeneration to be presented at 14 cities in the U.S. for nurses and technicians in ophthalmology. Last October, Gloria attended the American Nurses Association/Nurse Competency in Aging meeting in Washington, D.C., on addressing the needs of geriatric patients through specialty nursing organizations.

James Divine '99 of Colorado Springs, Colo., completed his course work for a Colorado teaching license and is now teaching band, guitar and orchestra at Falcon High School. He has retired from the Colorado National Guard and recently celebrated 20 years of marriage to his wife, Susan, with a cruise to the western Caribbean.

Corinne Robinson '99 of Wildwood Crest, N.J., was appointed Director of Patient Satisfaction and Patient Advocate for Burdette Tomlin Memorial, Cape May Courthouse, N.J.


James Hessler '05 of Rockford, Mich., was ordained by Bishop Walter Hurley as a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Patricia Hammond '06 of Montgomery Center, Vt., is working as the State Occupational Health Nurse for the Vermont Army National Guard. She and her team provide debriefing services to returning Vermont National Guard soldiers and psychological inoculation training to soldiers going to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wedding Bells

Stacey Grass Caramando '90 and Mark Power were married on June 21, 2006. Mark, Stacey, and daughter Sabrina, reside in New Gloucester, Maine.

Carla Saunders '94 and Kevin Francis O'Sullivan were married on Sept. 2, 2006. They are residing in North Yarmouth, Maine.

Angelo Trombino '98 and Shannon O'Mara were married on July 8, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Church in Westerly, R.I. They currently reside in East Hampton, Conn.

Jennifer Buzzell '01 and Timothy Jalbert were married on Sept. 16, 2006. They live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Danielle Gravallese '01 and Christopher Stone '99 were married in Littleton, Mass., on Oct. 15, 2005, by Father John Tokaz, former chaplain at Saint Joseph's College. Danielle and Chris are currently residing in Saco, Maine. See birth announcement also.

Irene Robillard '03 and Christopher Hughes '03 were married Aug. 5, 2006, at the Lodge at Jay, Vt. The couple resides in Auburn, Maine. Irene is employed at CMMC as an ER nurse, and Chris is a physical education teacher at Fairview Elementary School.

Mark Sanborn and Holly Zerillo were married in West Baldwin, Maine, on Oct. 14, 2006, with Mark's brother Calvin Sanborn '96 officiating. Holly is the Community Service Coordinator at Saint Joseph's College. Her dad is John Zerillo, business professor and interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Ben Westman '04 and Renee Pierce '04 were married on Oct. 21, 2006. Ben is an area coordinator in the student life office at Saint Joseph's. See birth announcement also.

New Additions

Congratulations to...

Elizabeth (Beth) Ballinger '73 of Terre Hill, Pa., on the birth of her first grandchild in December 2006. Henry St. John James Ballinger weighed in at 9 lbs, 8 oz., and resides with his family in Cumming, Ga.

Denise Demers Blais '85 and husband Bernard of Biddeford, Maine, on the birth of their daughter, Gabrielle, Dec. 31, 2006. Denise is a member of the nursing faculty.

Bill McAuliffe '87, wife Wendy and big brother Braden of Riverview, Fla., welcome their new baby, Adam John, born Feb. 28. The proud grandparents are Susan and Bill McAuliffe '90 of Standish, Maine, and aunt and uncle, Stacey '91 and Patrick O'Donoghue '88 of Falmouth, Maine.

Stacy Charron Peterson '91 and husband Douglass, of Jamestown, R.I., on their third child, Austin Douglas Peterson, born on April 10, 2006, in Japan. After living in Japan for two years, Stacy and family recently moved back to the United States.

Chris '95 and Cindy Lopez Fracassa '94 of Warwick, R.I., on the birth of their son, Ryan Christopher, on June 28, 2006. Ryan joins 3-year-old sister Lauren Elizabeth.

Patrick and Christine Anctil Garner '94 of Taylors, S.C., on the birth of their first child, Patrick Lacey Garner, III, on Sept. 22, 2006.

Amy Regan Campbell '96 and husband, Darren, welcome twins, Andrew Donald and Kaylee Jane, born Jan. 15. They join big brother, Matthew, at home in Beverly, Mass.

David Wakem '96 of Scarborough, Maine, on the birth of Ava Gray Wakem, on April 26, 2006.

David Roussel and wife Lanelle, Freeport, Maine, welcome their daughter, Erica Lynn, born Jan. 24. She joins big sister Lauren. David is Institutional Research Officer and interim Associate Dean of the College.

Michael '98 and Jennifer Ogasian Sibley '98 of Ormond Beach, Fla., on the birth of their son, Jacob Adam Sibley, on Aug.11, 2006. Jacob joins 3-year-old big brother, Noah.

Michael '99 and Kate O'Sullivan Karlonas '99 of Westbrook, Maine, on the birth of their baby boy, Jack Michael, Jan. 3.

Christopher '99 and Danielle Gravallese Stone '01 welcome their first child, Gianna Marie, on Nov. 29, 2006. They reside in Saco, Maine.

Colleen Shea Hallee '00 and husband Jason, of Yarmouth, Maine, welcome the birth of daughter Lauren Shea Hallee, on Oct. 29, 2006. Proud grandparents are Michael '72 and Nancy Brembs Shea '74, Bangor, Maine.

Jacob '01 and Lauren Hauber Jones '00, Portland, Maine, welcome the birth of their son, Elias Timothy Jones, May 5, 2006.

Caryn Carnabuci Russell '00 and husband Scott, on their birth of their first child. Tyler Michael Russell was born July 27, 2006. The family resides in Standish, Maine.

Shawnn Edward Vaillant '01 and wife Nicole, Concord, N.H., on the birth of their daughter, Whitney Evelyn Vaillant, Aug. 4, 2006.

Amy Webber Landry '02 and husband, David, of Bridgton, Maine, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Holden Landry, Sept. 28, 2006.

Nick and Alisha Wood Parker '02, Augusta, Maine, announce a new baby, Cohen Murray, Aug. 30, 2006. He joins brothers Cade and Drew.

Robert '03 and Crystal Page Parritt '03, Naples, Maine, announce the birth of their daughter, Finley Page Parritt on Dec. 4, 2006. Crystal is the serials specialist at Wellehan Library.

Ben '04 and Renee Pierce Westman '04 proudly announce the birth of their first child, Isabella Jean, born on Jan. 31.

Cassandra Morneault '06, Windham, Maine, on the birth of baby girl, Ashlinn McKenzie Carmody, July 18, 2006.

Josh and Heather Plati welcome their ?rst baby, Molly Elizabeth, born Feb. 16. Heather is our Director of Alumni Relations. They reside in Falmouth, Maine.

Condolences & Prayers

Saint Joseph's College offers sincere sympathy to...

The family and friends of Helen McAllan Kelley '40, Portland, Maine, on her death on Dec. 5, 2006.

The family and friends of Patricia Martin Luttrell '51, Torrance, Calif., who died Feb. 3.

The family and friends of Geraldine Landry '56 of South Portland, Maine, on her death on Jan. 16.

Ruth Putney '73 of Portland, Maine, for the loss of her husband Edward Putney, who died on Jan. 27.

The family and friends of Shasta Robinson Allen '79 of Matthews, N.C., who died in January 2006.

Reis '79 & Catherine Hevey Hagerman '79 on the death of her mom, Gloria, on Feb. 24.

Michael Johnson '81 of Portland, Maine, for the death of his mother, Jeannine Johnson, on Nov. 24, 2006.

The family and friends of Betty Marshall Smith '82 of Colorado Springs, Colo., who died in April, 2006.

The family and friends of Rose McIntyre '86 of Honolulu, Hawaii, on her death on Sept. 20, 2006.

Maureen Gallivan '87 of Cresskill, N.J., on her father's death on Jan. 29, 2006, and on the death of her sister, Liz, on Jan. 15.

Barbara A. Lazzari '89 of The Villages, Fla., on the death of her husband Robert Lazzari, on July 14, 2006.

The family and friends of Emily Monaghan McHugh '89 from Medford Lakes, N.J., on her passing.

The family and friends of Jeanne L. Miller '92 of Haddem, Conn., who passed away in February 2006.

Kari Crosman '95 of Richmond, Maine, for the loss of her mother, who died Sept. 22, 2006.

The family and friends of Laura Vogel '01 of Standish, Maine, who died on Jan. 4 in an accident in the Dominican Republic. She was volunteering in a program that delivers personal care and health education to rural villagers.

Noah LaRoche '06 of Exeter, N.H., for the death of his father, date unknown.

The family and friends of John Graham, a friend of the College from Lowell, Mass., who died on Jan. 18, 2005.

Nursing department seeks alumni nurses to be clinical instructors

Suzie (Toulouse) Satterfield '99 has been a clinical instructor for the Saint Joseph's nursing department since the fall of 2006. When nursing students do their internships, clinical instructors teach the students and make sure the patients are safe. Satterfield shows the students "real people with real problems," she says.

As a Saint Joseph's nursing program graduate, she knows how anxious the student nurses can feel. "I have seen the students through their very first clinical, too nervous to even walk into a patient's room, to the end of the rotation when they appear so comfortable and relaxed," she recalls.

Satterfield says her role has been fun and interesting at the same time. "I'm working alongside many of the professors who got me to where I am today, and it has truly been a wonderful experience so far," she says.

If you're interested in becoming a clinical instructor, contact Dr. Margaret Hourigan at or (207) 893-7970.