St. Rose High School

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Jimmy Gowen, class of 2014, is currently a Junior at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. This past January Jimmy traveled to Ghana, Africa with a small group of students from Wheaton and the President of the College, President Hanno. The trip focused on teaching innovation and leadership to high school students and other members of the community as part of a social entrepreneurship program. Jimmy spent his time teaching at St. Mary’s, an all boys high school, in Sekondi, Ghana.

Congratulations to Tyler Culley '09 & Kelsey Burke '09 another SRHS couple!

SRHS Ice Hockey Team, their families, assorted students, and alumni who helped with the Avon Pond Turkey Trot.


Monica Fitzgerald Lawrence is a proud member of class of '49. Her first job was at New Jersey Bell Telephone Company in Asbury Park as a telephone operator until 1956. She was married to Norman Lawrence on December 1, 1956. They have lived in Metz, France, Waterford, Connecticut, and Somerset, New Jersey. They had 5 children and have 4 grandchildren. She is a member of St. Matthias Church & Rosary Society in Somerset. Her hobbies are listening to classical music and spending time with her family. She is currently living in Parker McCarrick care facility.


Athea Cassidy Bormida, wrote us of all her legacy children, and grandchildren. Current senior Christopher Bormida 2017, Courtney Bormida 2015, Kevin Bormida 1983, Claire Loftus Bormida 1984, Lisa Bormida Monaco 1985, Douglas Bormida 1981, John Bormida 1975, Kathy Bormida Bogan 1976, John Bogan 1975 and Denise Bogan 2003.


Valerie Boylan Constant-Winters has been living in Colorado for the past 28 years. While her 5 children and 5 grandchildren are spread all over the country she is not able to travel, but corresponds via email.


Frederick Underwood and his wife Maryellen have three sons, and two granddaughters. Frederick is a retired educator who now enjoys golf and sailing.


Matthew Tierney retired in 2009 after 20 years as a marketing director at Panam International Flight Academy in Miami, Florida for Southeast Asia/India which specializes in commercial flight training for airlines and career pilots on all Boeing aircraft. His hobbies include photography, fitness, being a father, and a grandfather.


Patricia Morton Crammer is living in Colts Neck and has been teaching and co-directing a Little Lighthouse Nursery School in Farmingdale, New Jersey for over 33 years. Her son is a university professor and her grandson just started high school.

Ronald F. Noll is a Master Electrician in both New Jersey as well as Virginia. He has been an EMS provider for ten years and a Volunteer Fire Fighter in both states. He has been exempt in NJ U.S.M.C. for three years.


John Barrett has had several interesting careers including teaching, banking, with the golf industry, property management, and an IT consultant on Wall Street. His hobbies include golf and fly fishing for trout. He is currently living in Wharton, NJ with his wife.

Gertrude Lloyd Cummngs and her husband Gary traveled from their home in New Port Richey, Florida back to St. Rose Church on Feb. 4th, 2017 to renew their wedding vows on their 50th Anniversary. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Gertrude retired from Barnett Banks of Florida and enjoys traveling and keeping up with all the grandchildren.


Frank Faas is a Heavy & Marine Constrution Engineer. He is married with 3 adult children, 2 grandchildren, 2 greyhounds, 6 golden laced hens, and 1 thirty year old turtle. His hobbies include cruising, SCUBA, fishing, and organic gardening.

Sister Mary Jo Kearns, RSM has been a Sister of Mercy for 53 years.


Gerald W. Breyer, Jr. is currently living in Virginia, retired and exploring his art.


Laura Harlow Chisholm and her husband Steve just celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the founding of their business, Aspen Tree Expert Co. Inc. Their sons Steve and Mark are ready to take over as Laura and her husband prepare for retirement.

Kathleen Vizzini Marisca is a grandmother of seven!

Susan Dillon, after working for the Educational Testing Service for 10 years, is now a Feldenkrais practitioner. This ensued after being diagnosed with MS. Susan says she is doing well and walked 85 miles in the Rocky Mountains this past August and September with her husband Bill.

Marcy McGinnis had an exciting 35 year career at CBS News (1970-2005) where she started as a secretary and rose through the producing ranks to SVP, News Coverage. After CBS, she spent 7 yrs at Stony Brook University as Associate Dean of the Journalism School. She returned to TV News for 2 years and now works for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science part time. She lives in Manhattan but still loves the Jersey shore, spending most weekends and holidays in Ocean Grove. (Fun fact: she used to be Dan Rather's boss!)

Elaine Bettinger Hildebrandt ran for the United States Congress in Virginia in 2014. When she ran in the 6th District (the size of NJ!) with her husband, Ken Hildebrandt who ran in the 5th district (also the size of NJ,) they made history as the first married couple in Virginia to do so, and the second in the nation with Sonny Bono's ex-wife and husband being the first.

Suzanne Thomas Kelsey is living in Spring Lake Heights, retired from the Federal Government, working part time, still enjoys travel and having fun!

Thomas Sullivan is currently living in South Carolina, retired, and loving it!


Patrice O'Dwyer is currently living in San Francisco, working at Stanford University. She is an amateur photographer, and a San Francisco Giants season ticket holder. But she misses the Jersey Shore and all her dear friends!

Roger Domel has recently retired from a 38 year career in the television industry.


Heidi Geiger Fay has been with Bonnie O'Malley Realtors in Spring Lake for 18 years. She is married for 28 years with 3 children; daughter Elise is a nurse at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, daughter Gretchen works for Price Waterhouse in Tampa, and son Kevin Jr. is in his second year at Brookdale Community College.


Vincent Coglianese is Active Duty Marine Major General,currently the Inspector General for the United States Marine Corps

Patricia Jacques Emmanuel is chair of the department of Pediatrics at USF College of Medicine in Tampaand is the mother of three grown children ages 21, 24, & 26.


Stephanie Long Mack is currently living in California,, she is married with 2 children who enjoy dance.


Eileen Day Crtryn is the part owner of the Virginia Press, established in 1936, one of the few Linotype Letterpress operating printing companies in the country. She is also the mother of 4 children who range in age from 26-18.

Maritia Lambert moved back to New Jersey in 2011 and is currently working as a legal secretary for a New York City law firm.

Paul Wisliceny has recently retired from the New Jersey State Police after more than 27 years and is happily married.

William Cooper has been having a great time working in logistics for the Department of Defense since 1986!

Stephanie Santanello Cook has 5 children and runs her own horse training business and show barn in San Antonio, Texas.

Phillip Abbott is married and has 2 children who are St. Rose classes of 2014 & 2017. He is a local business owner.

James Maclearie has recently moved to Brielle, marrying Betsy in December of 2016. He has owned Maclearie Printing in Wall since 2001, has 2 kids ages 24 & 21, one dog, and enjoys boating, fishing and floating in the pool!

Scott McDonald is currently living in Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

Tammy Neylon Klee is really enjoying living in Florida with her now retired husband and spending time with her 12 year old grandsons.

Deanna O'Dwyer Swensen is a Doctor of Chiropractic, an Adjunct Professor A&P. She and her husband have 3 daughters.



Eileen Halm currently resides in Houston, Texas where she enjoys volunteering with the animal rescue groups, Houston Homeless Placement League, and Greyhound Pets of America Houston. Her hobbies are photography and participating in amateur competition target shooting. December 2016 marks her 6th anniversary as a stage 4 cancer survivor!

Angela Saragusa is an English Professor and the mother of one daughter, who is a current student in SR Grammar School.


Elizabeth Hutchinson Kazmirosk graduated from La Salle University in 1996 with a BA in Elementary and Special Education. She has been married for 17 years. Together with her husband and 11 year old son they have been living in Wall for 18 years, and she is currently working for Foresight Financial Partners in North Wall.

Megan Gilligan Winchester is married to Jerry Winchester and has 2 children: Lily, a Sophomore at St. Rose, and Jerry, a 7th Grader at Wall Intermediate School. Independent Consultant and Life Skills Instructor for the BABES (Beginning Awareness Basic Educational Studies) program through the Wall and Shore Community Alliances.

Wendy Serafini Morrow is a 6th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher.


Stephanie Storch McNemar has completed the PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University. She is now in the process of completing post graduate work in Educational Leadership at Kansas State University and is currently a Special Education Coach with Geary County Public Schools in Junction City, Kansas.

Maura McGhee Attardi serves as the Director of Financial Wellness with Money Management International (MMI), a non-profit organization dedicated to “improving lives through financial education”. In addition she serves as the Financial Education Consultant with the National Football League, educating Rookies and Veterans on all financial education matters.Maura continues to specialize in the education of professional athletes on the importance of sound money management skills as they begin their professional careers. Her continued collaboration with the National Football League, World Wrestling Entertainment, and NHL has resulted in the education of over 2,500 current and former professional athletes. She is also a contributor on financial wellness for the NFLPE’s Women’s Resource Initiative and Personal Finance Boot Camp.A former Division I Women’s Soccer Player and captain at Villanova University, Maura achieved success both on the playing field and in the classroom receiving honors as a three-year consecutive All Big East selection, a Regional All-American, an Academic All-American, and also being named to the Big East Academic All-Star Team. Maura holds a BA degree in English from Villanova University and a MA degree in Education from Seton Hall University. She currently resides in West Long Branch with her husband Bill and three children: Billy, Matilda, and Georgia.


Kristin Fuchs McHale , is enjoying being a new mom to her son, Kaiden Charles born August 2016


Scott Kobil and his wife Ellen Scharr Kobil '99 welcomed their second daughter, Abigail Renee Kobil on March 4, 2017. Their first child, Audrey Regina is 4 years old.


Katherine A. Marasco received her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from the College of New Jersey in 2001, and a master of arts degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2003. She has a career in healthcare sales.

Joseph Russell is married with three sons and works as a Divorce Attorney (Shareholder & Chair of the Family Law Dept. at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitze

Jillian DeSarno Kristick is married with three children living in Myrtle Beach, SC and is a part time reading teacher.


Nicole Titmas was a part of the Rio Olympics working as the Head Athletic Trainer for the USA Womens’ Rugby Team. Nicole had a fabulous experience and the team finished an impressive 5th overall.


Gregory Broege was promoted to partner in the law firm of Ajalat, Polley, Ayoob & Matarese a firm specializing solely in California state & local tax matters located in Glendale, California. Gregory’s practice areas include property tax, sales & use tax, city business taxes, documentary transfer tax, and franchise tax.

Jack McNamara is an Employee Benefits Broker/Consultant with Corporate Synergies, a healthcare brokerage & consulting firm based in NYC. He prides himself on advocating for C-Level executives who are genuinely focused on implementing innovative, compliant & fiscally responsible benefits for their companies with 50+ employees.

Justin Sokol is currently a Mortgage Consultant for Wells Fargo mortgage. He has been with the company for 10 years and has had great success. Justin is married with a 2 year old and one on the way in April 2017. He has just moved back to Belmar from NYC to his dream home on Inlet Terrace in Belmar. He loves to travel and has been all over the world; however Asia is his favorite. He still loves going to concerts, playing guitar, and surfing.


Bryan O’Connell is the Production Coordinator for Production Management and Post Production at Disneytoon Studios in Los Angeles, California where they create timeless animated stories featuring the most beloved Disney characters. It is an exciting opportunity that led Bryan back to the west coast, but the east coast will always be home for him.

Bock Silvestri is living in Brick with his wife and two children. He is a science teacher at Middletown North Highschool as well as the heard coach of their XCountry as well as Track & Field.

Moira McDevitt Skinner works at Avon Realty with her father Robert McDevitt '68, she is married with two girls; Maeve 4 and Aislinn 7 months.

Joseph Ryan has been working in EMS throughout the state. He is a volunteer firefighter and the 2017 Fire Chief in the Ocean Grove Fire Dept. He has been with his girlfriend for the past 6 years. He loves helping people and serving the community. On his off time he enjoys fishing, biking, and time with his dog Bear.


Lianna Tarantin . received her BFA from The School of Visual Arts. She has worked as a freelance photographer for Glamour, Elle, and Sous Style. Lianna is currently creative director for Sakara Life-S-Life Mag.


Corina White is currently working towards her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers.

Logan Alten graduated from Strasberg School of Theatre in New York City. He is producing and acting in Los Angeles since relocating from Brooklyn in 2014.

Jessica Freeman-Willms is currently living in Brick, New Jersey. She was married in 2015 at St.Rose Church, and holds a masters degree in language from Teachers College at Columbia University and Princeton University. She is presently teaching in Middletown.


G. Patrick O'Brien is a current Doctoral Candidate at the University of South Carolina.


Carlson Fischedick has earned a master's degree in Cyber Security, Corporate Security, and Home Land Security.


Samantha Lease graduated from Johnson & Wales with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts and has recently moved to Florida to take a position baking for Disney World.

Anthony Merklinger is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MFA at Full Sail University. Having recently completed his undergraduate degree there, he was the recipient of the school's Advanced Achievement Award, eight Course Director Awards, and was named valedictorian of his class. Also during his undergraduate degree, he served as a production intern for the WWE Network, wrote, produced, and directed material for nonprofit organizations and the City of Winter Park, and had two short films produced by Full Sail University. His career goal is to become a game designer.

Kelly O’Neil is currently a graduate student at Seton Hall University, studying to be a school psychologist.

Emily Stillings graduated in May of 2016 from Alverna University with a BA in Set Design/Theater and a minor in Art. She is currently working as a "spot" at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope Pennsylvania.

Alexandra Sarno has recently graduated from Philadelphia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental conservation with plans to become an environmental educator. She loves penguins and Disney! Alexandra, actually got to see a penguin in its native habitat in the wild when she studied abroad in New Zealand for semester.

Katelyn Kraft graduated from The Ohio State University in 2016 and is currently a Pre-K teacher at Hilltop Preschool, a Columbus , Ohio inner city school. She is also currently a girls U-10 Ohio Premier Soccer Club soccer coach. She is planning to go back to school to get her master's degree in Education at Ohio State in June 2017

J. Emily Von Bulow is in her first year of Pharmacy School.

Andrea Paterno is currently living in Philadelphia and is a registered nurse in the pediatric ICU at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Meredith Tombs after graduating from Gettysburg College she moved to VA in May, 2016 for a job at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, teaching English.


Conor Leddy is an Economics Major he has interned for the NJPGA, as well as at NY Life Investment Management, he is Kappa Sigma Fraternity Treasurer, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity Philanthropy Chair. Conor has many family members who graduated from St. Rose, most importantly his parents Paul Leddy '82 & Kathleen Smith Leddy '82.


Nicole Sivetz is a sophomore at Monmouth University, seeking a double major in Molecular Cell Biology and Chemistry

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