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SPR-SUM 2016

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SPRING 2016 \ PIERCE 57 CLASS NOTES Kevin A. Hamel '85 writes, "Hello. A quick note—I graduated 1985 and now live with my wife, Lisa, and son, Jack, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. I manage a wholesale building supply company in Newburgh, N.Y., called ABC Supply Co. Inc. Jack is a senior in high school and has been accepted at Franklin Pierce and is considering attending fall of 2016." Tony Jones '85 reports, "I am teaching biology and chemistry at Montclair Kimberley Academy where I have been since 2000. I am also the 12th Grade Dean and varsity boys basketball coach. I have been married for 27 years. I have a son (Brandon) and two daughters (Breanna and Brittany)." Edward "Ted" McDonnell '85 writes, "Hello to all of the class of 1985! After 25 years living overseas, we've returned to live in San Francisco's beautiful Bay Area. Terry, my wife, started up a RAD Ballet and Dance studio in Corte Madera, for the local children. And I continue marketing and selling premium spirits to international markets. I have not been back to FPU since 1986 when I left the USA for Asia Pacifc region. Planning to come back for a reunion some time soon. Special hello to Phil Unger, Jim Timoney, Randy Kennedy, and all former Hoover hall gang!" Deborah J. Godeski '87 continues to care for abandoned cats. She has been the Practice Administrator for Tina C. Gage, DMD, for 10 years. She enjoys using her extensive power tool collection and her spare time is spent helping friends with home improvement projects. She keeps in touch with her lifelong friends, Rita and Kimberly, from Pierce. Sven Selander '87 writes, "Some Pierce alumni were at my wedding in 1991. It is with sadness that I tell you my wife, Sandy, passed away Thanksgiving 2014. I have not been able to contact Rob Taylor '87, Greg Knapp '87, or Carmen Anderson '88 to let them know." Anthony "Tony" White '87 writes, "Susan (Dansereau) White '88 and Anthony (Tony) White '87 recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary. It's been 32 years since they met and fell in love at Pierce. They have raised three wonderful women and now have a soon-to-be three-year-old grandson. They are also very proud to announce the impending graduation of their youngest daughter (Haley J. White) from Franklin Pierce University this May. Way to go Haley! They send their best wishes to all FPU friends and family." Judith Haines-Carter '88 writes, "I am living in Maine with Christine Haines-Carter. We will celebrate 25 years together in 2016. We have two children—Jonah is a sophomore at Colby, and Thia is a senior at Mid-Coast School of Technology." Rev. Bruce D. Harrington '88 reports, "I am in my 13th year teaching Language Arts and Social Studies in the 6th grade HiCap Program at Islander Middle School on Mercer Island, Wash. My husband, Johan Lysne, and I are opening an AirBnB in our 1910 'Foursquare' Craftsman this spring, hopefully expanding to include a 2nd apartment unit in the coming year if things go well. As an amateur genealogist, I was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution as a descendant of my 5th great-grandfather, Lt. Nathaniel Harrington of Worcester, Mass., who marched to the alarm at Lexington and Concord under the command of Col. Artemis Ward. I was also inducted into the General Society of the Mayfower Descendants having shown proof of my lineage to my 10th great-grandfather, William White, a passenger and a signer of the Mayfower Compact. I will be celebrating my 50th birthday this year in Ogunquit, Maine, hopefully getting an opportunity to catch up with some of my FPC friends and visit some old NE haunts." Janice Klain-Dempsey '88 writes, "Over the last few years (after working through some medical things), I have managed to delve fully back in to the arts. I am board president of (as well as sing in) a local chorale; fnally jumped back into recorder playing with a national recorder society branch; and work at a Latin dance studio (in the ofce) enjoying the perk of free dance classes! Have also had the chance to participate in a few juried and non-juried art shows. As always, a big howdy to the ol' gang!" Nan McCarthy '88 reports, "In February 2015, I was able to sneak out between the snowstorms to attend a painting workshop in Hopetown, Elbow Cay, Bahamas. On the day of departure, I was told that all fights to Logan were cancelled due to snow. Since I was moved to a fight for the following day, I took a detour to South Beach with one of the other ladies from the workshop. In August, my sister and I took a wonderful day trip to Celia Thaxter's garden on Appledore in the Isles of Shoals, which included a tour of the island and a visit to the marine labs. In September, we spent a week at Lake George in upstate N.Y., with side trips to Fort Ticonderoga and Isle la Motte in Vt., where there are fossils. In October, I attended my 50th high school reunion in Garden City, N.Y. I continue to ply my paintbrushes. My painting 'Morning Mist' took an Honorable Mention at a show in Arizona." Jack Morrison '88 writes, "I passed the NYPD Captains exam, and my son was born October 7—Jaxson Damian Morrison." Ron Biron '89 , '12 reports, "My wife and I relocated to West Palm Beach, Fla., in October and are enjoying a mild and snowless winter." Leo Coppeta '89 writes, "Hello FPC 'Ghetto Hall' Mates!! Did I mention I have the same cell phone number since 1989? I bought my frst phone a week after graduation—it was a 'bag' phone and weighed 2.3 lbs!! Hope to see some old faces on FB soon." 90s Dominick Miciotta '91 reports, "After two years at home with our newborn son, and with him starting a pre-nursery program, the timing felt right for me to go back to work. I am grateful for the opportunity to fully immerse myself in my lifelong passion—all things real estate! I am happy to announce that earlier this year I joined Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty as a Real Estate Salesperson. My ofce is located in the township of Huntington, N.Y., on the gorgeous North Shore of Long Island. I am able to assist with real estate needs from Manhattan to the Hamptons, and anywhere in the great state of New York, and through an international referral network, nearly anywhere in the world. My focus areas include Real Estate, Personal Shopper Services, Real Estate Investment Properties, Real Estate Development, and Residential Real Estate. Whether it is 10 minutes or 10 years from now, please do not hesitate to send me Shari (Needle) Matarazzo '87 writes, "It's going to be an exciting summer for us! My younger son is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah and hip hop Show, while my older son turns 18 and is graduating high school! Maybe he will become a Pierce alum, too??"

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