Arthur O’Connor '54 and his wife of 58 years, Marcy, have moved to Bay Village of Sarasota, a Continuing Care Retirement Community. They have lived in Sarasota since 1986. Art is a Co-founder and former President of the Chaminade Southwest Florida Alumni Chapter.
Chaminade Family Personal Notes
Chuck Mansfield ’62 and Tom Kiley ’62 have co-authored a new book (the sixth published book for Chuck Mansfield), THE PERFECT SEASON: The untold Story of Chaminade High School’s First Undefeated and Untied Varsity Football Team. It is an inspirational story of how faith, persistence, desire, and brotherhood can make great things happen.
Chuck Mansfield ’62 and his wife, Mame, have co-authored a new book. Kevin Courageous: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Love is the brainchild of the authors, who are Kevin’s paternal grandparents. They conceived of writing such a work in the wake of the tragic illness that befell their second grandson, Kevin Sean Mansfield, on February 23, 2018. One week after being stricken, Kevin, with his mother by his side and still in his hospital bed, opened his eyes and emerged from a coma. He could not yet speak or stand or walk or take care of any of his personal needs. Quite miraculously, Kevin resisted death and his family gives thanks to the Lord for sparing him and giving him renewed life.
Charles Ruff '66 has sold his orthodontist practice this past spring after practicing for 40 years and is now working part time. He is still teaching at the Harvard Department of Orthodontics also part time. He is looking forward to celebrating his 48th wedding anniversary with his wife, Rebecca, in November.
Robert Hussey ’67 was elected by the membership of the Mercedes Club of New York as the 2019 Member of the Year. Bob has been instrumental in the immense success of the “Great Marques Concours d’Elegance” car show, which has become the largest Concours Car Show in the northeast.
Richard (Dick) Kearns '68 and his wife Maureen (Mo) were honored at the 2020 Monsignor James McDonald Memorial Golf Outing on August 31, 2020, a fundraising event which is held annually to support St. Aidan School (Williston Park).
Joseph Castrigno '86 and Sherry Lynn Herr were married on April 18, 2020.
Captain Mike Flatley ’89, USN, and Don Caetano ’89 had an impromptu reunion at the York College in Queens for the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination site on February 24, 2021. CAPT Flatley serves as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer for the Department of Defense at the site, while Caetano is the External Affairs Director for the regional office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Mike served on active duty from 1993-1999, has been in the Navy Reserve since 2002, and works for Pratt & Whitney in his civilian life. Don has worked for FEMA since 2010 after retiring from a 20-year career in the United States Marine Corps.
Ronald Ahern ’91 and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed their son Andrew James on February 19, 2021
Sean O’Connell ‘92 published his first book, Release the Snyder Cut. This nonfiction book documents an historic Hollywood controversy about a lost Justice League film that fans had to fight to see. The film hits HBO MAX in March, 2021.
Paul Annunizato '87 is involved with several volunteer services, one of which is The Homeland Security Foundation. His focus was to expand its reach to the west coast. The Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation West was sworn in on November 12, 2019, where Paul holds the seat of Vice Chair of the Federal. Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation.
William Hussey '95 and his wife Moira welcomed their third child, Charlotte Grace, on November 10, 2019.
Kevin Flanagan '98 and his wife Jen welcomed their son, Declan Jeffrey, on July 16, 2020.
Michael Dolce '99 (CHS faculty) and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their daughter Molly Ann on October 8, 2020.
Peter Dubon ’99(CHS Faculty) and his wife, Erin, welcomed their son Matthew James on December 16, 2020
Ian Callery '00 and his wife Elise, welcomed their daughter, Madeleine, in March 2020.
Andrew Corcoran '01 (CHS faculty) and his wife Amada welcomed their son, Bennett Thomas, on July 1, 2020.
Timothy Andre ’03 married Danielle Bastow on October 10, 2020
Stephen Loewenthal ’03 and his wife, Stefanie, welcomed their son Zachary Caleb on April 12, 2021
Thomas Scida ’03 and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their daughter Charlotte on April 12, 2021
Sean Costigan '04 and his wife Michelle welcomed their son, Griffin Philip, in June 2019.
Vincent Jeffrey '04 (CHS faculty) and his wife Jessica welcomed their daughter, Caroline Mary, on July 16, 2020.
Patrick Kemp '04 (CHS faculty) and his wife Meaghan welcomed their son, Owen Thomas, on March 25, 2020.
Robert O’Keefe ’04 (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Katharine, welcomed their daughter Maeve Kathryn on May 19, 2021
Christopher Safrath '04 (CHS faculty) and his wife Michelle welcomed their daughter, Poppy Reese, on January 7, 2020.
Joseph Gambino ’06 and his wife, Ellie, welcomed their daughter Zoё Alexandra on September 14, 2020
Joseph Amorizzo '07 and his wife Casey welcomed their daughter, Isabella Carlene, on December 5, 2019.
John Ibarra ’07 and his wife Samantha welcomed their son John Brian on February 16, 2021
Kristopher Kalibat ’07 and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their son Brooks Kristopher on April 21, 2021
Matthew Kelly '07 married Kimberly Brower on August 28, 2020.
Thomas Mansfield ’07 and his wife, Brea, welcomed their daughter Faith Marie on October 7, 2020
Kevin Taylor ’07 and his wife, Alison, welcomed their daughter Blair Camilla on January 15, 2021
Patrick Tulley ’07 and his wife, Kelli Anne, welcomed their daughter Grace Kathleen on January 25, 2021
Kenneth Caccavale ’08 married Paula Fastuca on March 21, 2020
Paula Fastuca and Ken Caccavale were supposed to have an almost 200-guest wedding in mid-March, but they had to postpone it because of the coronavirus. The couple decided to have a small wedding ceremony on the roof of their apartment building with their immediate family on the day they were supposed to get married. The couple's family set up a makeshift altar for them on the roof, and their neighbors cheered them on from other roofs and fire escapes while they said their vows.
Timothy Pond ’09 married Kaitlin LaCasse on October 10, 2020
Christopher Ambrosio '10 and Taylor Colleen Curley were married on October 4, 2019. In photo: Raymond Moylan '10, Andrew Napolitano '10, Joseph Guarino '97, Daniel Carter '10, Matthew Austin ’09, David Portmore '10, Christopher Ambrosio '10, Matthew Ambrosio '16, Luke Bonomo '11, Gregory Gerner '10, Mr. Daniel Petruccio (Faculty), Michael Lagumina '10
Alex Cotton '10 graduated from the FDNY academy on February 12, 2020 with the distinction of being the Valedictorian of his class. He will serve his city as an FDNY EMT.
Frank Soler '10 married Gianina Alagia on May 7, 2021
John Felbinger '13 married Veronica Kelleher on December 27, 2019.
Oliver Roberts '14, a second year Harvard Law student, will be arguing a case against the IRS in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, on behalf of low–income taxpayers. As a student attorney in the Harvard Legal Services Tax Clinic, Oliver has spent this past semester representing low–income taxpayers against the IRS. Oliver had also spent undergraduate years interning at the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania, for the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC and for multiple congressional offices.
Congratulations to Matthew Vowinkle of the Class of 2017 on being the second pick of the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. Vowinkle has been drafted to FC Cincinnati!
As a freshman soccer player, Vowinkle was voted Best in League. His sophomore year, he was given the rare opportunity to join the Varsity Soccer team here at Chaminade. As his high school career progressed, Vowinkle was not only voted Gatorade's New York State Player of the year, but he also became a two-time All-American player for soccer. Upon graduating, Vowinkle received a full scholarship to Hofstra University to play for the Hofstra Pride. Coach Mike Gallagher said of Vowinkle, "Matt was one of the most complete players we have ever had. He is immensely talented, but his hard work and grit impressed me the most."
On May 15, 2021, current student Mark Stephen was awarded the highest rank of Eagle Scout.
Colleen Aprile (CHS Faculty) and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed their daughter Emma Rose on February 3, 2021
Sarah Bersamin (CHS Faculty) and her husband, Frank, welcomed their daughter Eliza Claire on February 9, 2021
Brianna Campmier (formerly O’Neill, CHS Faculty) and her husband, Dave, welcomed their daughter, Mae Catherine, on July 27, 2020.
Andrew Chichester (CHS staff) and his wife, Ciarra, welcomed their son David Andrew on January 12, 2021
Michael Costantino RIP – father-in-law of Joan Costantino (CHS Treasurer) – March 4, 2021
Patrick Desmond RIP – cousin of Fr. Garrett Long, S.M. (CHS faculty) ’62 – March 3, 2021
Abigaíl Duarte RIP – uncle of Rita Santiago-Espinal (CHS faculty) – February 28, 2021
Francisco Jeremias Escobar RIP – brother of Ana De Ortez (CHS staff) – March 12, 2021
Charles Evans RIP – brother of Robert (CHS music instructor) – January 7, 2021
Margaret Fannon RIP – grandmother of Michael McCarthy (CHS Faculty) – January 8, 2021
Adam Giardina (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Elizabeth, welcomed their son Michael Alfredo on October 2, 2020.
Bro. Raymond B. Gohring, S. M.(RIP) - retired CHS science faculty member (taught 1956-1963) - April 21, 2021
Michael Griffin (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Sarah, welcomed their daughter Virginia Louise on November 26, 2020
Tom Griffin (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Joanna, welcomed their son Benedict Francis on October 6, 2020.
Karen (Kuntz) Joyce(CHS faculty) and her husband, Charles, welcomed their daughter Eleanor Mairead on March 20, 2021
Sarah Mannino RIP – mother of Vinson (CHS Staff) – December 1, 2020
John Mazzello (CHS Faulty) and his wife, Diana, welcomed their son Luke Joseph, on August 26, 2020.
Michael McCarthy (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Hannah, welcomed their daughter Claire Riva on March 12, 2021
Peter Micheels – uncle of Michael Ingrassia ’94 (CHS Faculty) – December 21, 2020
Sally Moss – aunt of Patrick Reichart ’01(CHS Faculty) and Brendan Reichart ’08 – May 3, 2021
Ana Moz (CHS staff) and her husband Wilfredo, welcomed their daughter, Nicole, on January 27, 2020.
John Nuzzi (CHS staff) and his wife Keely, welcomed their daughter, Sienna Grace, on March 28, 2020.
Antonio Oliveira RIP – brother-in-law of Maria Mendes (CHS staff) – January 6, 2021
Cathryn Onufrey RIP – mother-in-law of Nancy Onufrey (CHS staff) – April 19, 2021
Irene Rabbitt – mother of Clare Morosoff (CHS Staff), grandmother of Peter Carriero ’96 (CHS Faculty) and mother-in-law of William Carriero ’69 (CHS Retired Faculty) – June 6, 2021
Zacanas Rodrigues - father of Maria (CHS Staff) - May 1, 2021
Robert Ryan RIP – stepfather of William Clemens ’14 (CHS faculty) – January 4, 2021
Andrew Joseph Santoriello RIP – grandfather of Bro. Andrew ’07, S.M. (CHS Faculty) – January 11, 2021
Mary Patricia Sarsfield RIP – mother of Bro. Patrick ’86 and John ’85 – January 30, 2021
Joseph Schutta - father-in-law of Rich Grismer (CHS Staff) and grandfather of Dylan ’22 - May 15, 2021
Deborah Sollitto Nash RIP – niece of Elena Metzler (CHS staff) – December 31, 2020
Jorge Vargas (CHS Faculty) and his wife, Aixa, welcomed their son Gian Andre on May 18, 2021
Benjamin Volpe (CHS faculty) and his wife Theresa, welcomed their daughter, Cecilia Wren, on April 5, 2020.