This came in from Dorothy Hodgens Neubauer, Class of 1958:
My brother Robert Hodgens, St. Thomas Aquinas class of 1963, passed away on June 18, 2014. We was a retired police officer from the Port Authority and lived in Hobe Sound, Fl. He was sweet, funny and quick witted, but first and foremost a man who loved his family. We miss him deeply.
There was also a link for his obituary -
This came in from Rita Fischer (Class of 1962):
This came in from Mark Corrao (Class of 1978):
Note: This came in the other day from Lenny Massab, Class of 1958, who received the news from Kathy (Kelsch) Monachino (Class of 1958). Thanks also to Lizzi Isenberg Canale (Class of 1964) for letting us know about Anthony.
Sad news, again. Anthony Venturelli, Class of 1958 passed away on Sunday, August 21st due to a hospital-borne infection called MRSA.
Michael P. Burke, 60, of Crosswicks,
NJ, finally succumbed to complications
related to a bone marrow transplant to combat leukemia just before midnight
on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
in Philadelphia. Born in England, Michael, his Irish parents, Michael
and Nora Burke, and his older brother, Martin, immigrated to the U.S.,
settling in Brooklyn, NY. He held a B.A. from the College of Staten
Island but was most proud of his master of social sciences from Bryn
Mawr College (May 2000). He lived in Dublin for two years, where he
trained as a chef. He then moved to Philadelphia, where his brother
lived, and trained to become a paralegal, working with Center City law
firms. After nearly dying when he was 29 due to being in a coma from
undiagnosed diabetes, Michael turned his life around. He went back to
school and started working in addiction counseling and with the mentally
ill in Philadelphia. He then worked in Ancora State Hospital in New
Jersey and eventually worked in disability services for the State of
New Jersey. He met his future wife, Lisa Ann Ciaston, while they both
worked at Ancora, and they married last summer. She was the love of
his life and he finally found peace and happiness in her arms. They
have been Crosswicks residents for the past three years. There will
be a Memorial Mass at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau St., Princeton,
NJ, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. Donations, in lieu of flowers,
should be sent to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880,
or visit savethechildren.org. Arrangements are by Kimble Funeral Home,
Princeton, NJ. To extend condolences or share memories, please visit
03/11/11 - I am sorry to report
that Joey Garrone has passed away from what I understand was a brain
tumor. His wake was at Raccuglia Funeral Home on the corner of Court
and Sackett Streets in Brooklyn.
Joe Donato, class of 1969
02/17/11 - We had
some sad news last year. My mom, Barbara Boorman passed away on September
5th, 2010. She was born in 1931 and graduated from St Thomas Aquinas
in 1945. See was at the first reunion. Please remember her in your prayers.
Marie Boorman Hale, class of 1971
12/04/09 - Another
of our STA family has passed away. My brother, Edward F. Sanger Jr.,
passed away on October 14th,after suffering a massive stroke. He graduated
our school in June,1954. He spent 4 years in the marines. He is survived
by two children and five grandchildren, our mom, our younger brother,
John and myself. He was buried with full military honors at the Pinelawn
National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY.
Maureen Moore-Cook, STAClass(2) of '58 passed away July 28, 2006
For many years she was a school nurse in Jersey city where she was living up until her death for about 25 years. She was married to Albert Cook and she had no children. She died in 2006 of cancer. The Moore family had a long history with St Thomas in Brooklyn. A distant relative even worked on the construction of the present church building. Her parents are Thomas and Muriel Moore of 11th st. in Brooklyn between 3rd and 4th ave. They have both passed and had their funerals at St. Thomas. They had 8 children; all attended St. Thomas. The first one, Thomas Jr. class of 56, Maureen class of 58, Kenneth class of 61, Kathryn class of 64, Kevin class of 67, Kerry class of 69, Karlene class of 71 and Kelly class of 72. Sadly, Kevin of the class of 67 died in 1974.
To the class of 1963,
I am sorry to say that my mother passed away early this year (1/25/08). I know that some of you had her as a subsitute teacher in the 4th grade and, in fact, at the 2004 reunion, there were a few who remembered her. She had gone through a fairly serious surgical procedure in November of 2007 but we thought she was getting better and then, just like that, her heart gave out. I am sorry that it has taken me so long to post this, but I hope you will remember her in your prayers,
Jim Sanfilippo '63
Another one of our family has passed:
Dennis Buley, class of 1962 passed away on December 1, 2007 in Spring Hill, Florida.
Paul Deceglie, '62
Dear Fellow Classmates:
It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of Joseph Frank Perretti (Joey). The following is the wake and funeral information. Although many of you were informed yesterday either by phone or email here is more information.
Scarpaci Funeral Home
Mass Cards and Condolence cards can be sent to his wife, Alice
To Lenny and all my STA classmates,
I am sorry to say that my brother Kevin passed away yesterday (Saturday October 13th) as a result of lung cancer. He only found out about the disease three weeks ago and things went quickly since.
Some of you knew Kevin or met him once again at the last STA reunion so I thought you may want to know. He leaves four married children and eight grandchildren. The eighth grandchild arrived just this past week.
Here are the details:
Reposing Ralph Aievoli Funeral Home, 1275 65th
Visitation Monday & Tuesday 2-4:30 & 7-9:30PM.
Funeral Mass Wednesday 9:45AM St Athanasius RC Church.,
Brooklyn, New York
Jack McFeeley, STA Class of '58
(Note: Kevin's brother ''Ken''
is also deceased, he too died from lung cancer)