Recent Class Notes


Mary Anne Moore Wallace ’63, of Portland, ME, is celebrating her ninth year as a docent at Victoria Mansion, a Portland House Museum, and her eighth year as a tour docent at Evergreen Cemetery, in Portland. (May)  


Denise Ryan Lenihan ’75 & John Brennan ’75, of Hillside, NJ, welcomed 2 grandchildren this year: Finn Collins Brennan born 7/3/17, and Layla Marshal Lenihan born 6/20/17. (July)  


Dr. Maureen McCarthy O’Rourke ’80, of Falmouth, ME, is happy to be moving back to New England, and especially to the Portland area! She is looking forward to participating in SJC activities once again. (May)  


Robin Haley ’90 earned her 200th victory as head coach of Falmouth High School field hockey on Saturday, September 9, in a 3-0 win over Noble. (Oct)

Curtis Smyth ’91 was inducted into University of New England's Hall of Fame on October 20. Smyth has served as UNE's Sports Information Director since 1997 and as the head coach of three different sports (women's basketball, men's golf and softball) prior to moving to solely an administrative role in 2007. Under his direction, the women's basketball program won a total of 142 games over a 10-year period, including the Nor'easters' first CCC title and NCAA Championship appearance. Smyth has held the position of interim director of athletics on two occasions.(Oct)

Class of 1985 at FlatbreadsSeveral SJC alumni from the class of 1985 gathered one weekend in August at Flatbread in Portland. Appearing left to right: Teresa Leeman, Denise Demers Blais, Jackie Castonguay, Martha DeCesere, Mary Campbell, Jan Haskell, Sue Jamison, Catherine Fearing. (Sept)

Mikell Reed Carroll -Best Costume AwardMikell Reed Carroll ’99, of Arlington, VA, was crowned World’s Mrs. Tourism 2018 in Clarksville, TN, on July 30, 2017. Mikell competed as World’s Mrs. DC Tourism and her personal platform is the Prevention of Heart Disease in Women. Mikell will travel the world promoting her platform and the World’s Miss Tourism Pageant. In addition to winning the crown, Mikell also won the Interview Award, Humanitarian Award, United Nations Award and Best State Costume award. (Aug)

Cheryl Bachinski ’92,of Northfield, MA, continues to work as a school RN at Hinsdale Elementary School, Hinsdale, NH. Her daughter, Katie, recently joined the Army and is training to be an optometry tech. Her daughter, Heather, will be married on September 30, 2017, in Jericho, VT. (July)

Susan Weng ’93,of Shelbyville, MI, retired in 2005 after working as an RN in the NICU at Bronson Hospital, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (July)

Mikell Reed Carroll- receives President’s Volunteer Service AwardMikell Reed Carroll ’99, of Arlington, VA, was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her volunteer work. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes U.S. citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Department of State and the award was presented to Mikell by Ambassador Todd Buchwald. Shown in the photo from the ceremony with Mikell are her family, and Ambassador Buchwald. (June) 

Ryan Palmer ’91, of Windham, ME, and his wife Cynthia (Langelier) Palmer ’91 celebrated their 25thwedding anniversary on June 20. Ryan and Cindi are the parents of two adult sons, Bradley (22), and Brandon (20). They have lived in Windham since 1993. Ryan is a Technology Integration Specialist for M.S.A.D. #75 and Cindi is the Director of Finance at Woodford Family Services. (May)   


Melissa Paradis ’03 and her husband Craig Paradis welcomed a baby boy, Jameson Hunter on October 4, 2017. They reside in West Boylston, MA, and Melissa is a teacher at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. (Nov)

Jennifer Michel ’06 now holds the position of Library Assistant-Bibliographic Services at Ladd Library, Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. (Oct)

Jeff Ferguson 08 baby EmiliaJeff Ferguson ’08, and wife Kerrie of Augusta, ME, welcomed their first daughter Emilia Grace Ferguson. Baby Emilia was born on September 8, 2017, and is doing very well!  (Sept)

Amanda Gaeb ’09, of Colebrook, NH, recently accepted the position as Admissions Counselor at White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH.  (Sept)

Sue O’Day ’00 & ’13, of Reno, NV, is a Nurse Educator at VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System Reno, NV. (June)

Joe Madera ’02, of East Sandwich, MA, and his wife Jessica, welcomed a daughter, Phoebe Louise, on December 5, 2016. Phoebe was also welcomed by her big sister Grace. (June)

Marie George ’09, of Fresh Meadows, NY, just edited a guide to spiritual reading and had it published by Angelico Press. The reading is: 100 Books to Read Before the Four Last Things: The Essential Guide to Catholic Spiritual Classics. The link to the book is:  (June) 


Maureen Orkwis ’12 published her first book: Murder Con. Available on and Barnes and Noble. (Oct)

Tim Lira 12 and Rachel Neales 12 wedding partyTimothy Lira 12 and Rachel Neales ’12  were married on June 24, 2017, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, Maine, by Fr. Greg Dube. Alumni in attendance included Stephanie Nichols 09/14, Jennifer Comeau 12, Tyler Gibson 12, Jake Lawlor 13, Tom McGoldrick 12, Jimmy Mostone 12, Pete Allain 12, Steve & Lauren Buoncristiano 12, and Jessica Handlen 13.  (Sept)

Kami Marois ’12 married Tasha Adams on June 24, 2017, on a warm, sunny day full of love and laughter. (Sept)

Mark Hodnick ’13, of Beaumont, CA, became Dr. Mark Hodnick on July 31, 2017, by earning an Ed.D. in Pastoral Community Counseling from Argosy University. (Aug)

Kelsey Doiron (now Kelsey DiSalvo) ’15 and Joseph DiSalvo ’15, of Standish, ME, got married on July 8, 2017 in Maine. Fr. John McHugh, the college chaplain, married them. (Aug)

Lauren Faeth ’16, of Jay, ME, started a new position as Patient Service Representative at Maine General Medical Center. (Aug)

Spenser Adams ’12 and Mary Kate Harrington ’14 got married on June 10th at the Red Barn at Outlook Farm in South Berwick, ME. For more information and sneak-peak film of the wedding, check out: (June)

Condolences - The College offers its condolences to 

The family of Betty Chaffee ’07who passed away on July 22. Betty earned her bachelor's degree in Medical Administration from the College. She was Director of Medical Records for 20 years at Warren State Hospital, retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Zonta Club of Warren, AHIMA, and various Christian churches through the years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, and traveling. (Aug)

The family of Louise Jutras Treadwell-Williford ’66, of Fayetteville, NC, who passed away March 16, 2017, at the Hospice House in Wilmington, NC. After graduating from Saint Joseph’s College, Louise entered the Army as a Lt. Special Operations Officer with the Second Psyops Group at Ft. Bragg, NC. After leaving the army, she remained in the Fayetteville, NC area working for many years as a social worker in the Womack Army Medical Center. Louise remained friends with college classmate Barbara Feltes, of Portland, ME, who described her as someone who had a positive attitude, enjoyed having fun, traveled the world, was open to adventure, compassionate and accepting of everyone as they are. Services were held on April 2 in Fayetteville.  (June)