JASPER JOTTINGS Week 03 - 2019 Jan 20 

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: “You are perfect” pencils



When Teacher Asks Students to Share Supplies, Boy Offers Up Pencils With Sweet, Personal Messages
By Good News Network-Nov 8, 2018

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As it turns out, the boy’s mother had written personal, individual
messages of love and encouragement on every single pencil, saying things
like “You are perfect” and “I am proud of you” and “This will be a
great year.”

“This probably took his mom a few minutes to do yet it lit up his
whole day at school,” says Cox. “He wasn’t embarrassed that his mom
wrote on his pencils. Thanks to his mom, he was reminded of his self
worth and wanted to share the same feeling with his classmates.”

Cox posted a photo of the pencils to Facebook where it was shared
thousands of times by adults praising the boy and his mother for their
compassion. Some have even taken it upon themselves to do something
similar for their own students – because, in Cox’s words, “imagine the
look on a child’s face when they are reminded that they are important,
talented, loved, knowledgeable and so much more … This is why I teach.”

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Now I wonder how I can do something so simple, inexpensive, and life changing?

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JEMAIL: O'Connell, Bill (MC1959) wants me to show my work?



I am interested in how you calculated your estimate that you would have to live to the ripe old age of 132 to "steal back" the Social Security money "stolen" from you. Seems much too long a payback period especially in that you are not adjusting for present value. Please provide your methodology. As to your terminology I think a better term would be "recovering" rather than stealing back. It seems to me impossible to steal something that is yours and I would hope that no one who benefitted from a Manhattan education would consider in engaging in any aspect of stealing, even as you call it, stealing back.

I always look forward to Sunday morning and an second cup of coffee while I enjoy Jasper Jottings. Thanks for your production efforts and please keep JJ coming each week.

Bill O'Connell, '59

[JR: Unfortunately, I calculated a while ago and don’t have the details any more. “Recovering” rather than “stealing”?  Not sure of the real difference. Once the Gooferment “stole" it  from me, one has to use “self-help” to get what one can back. When the “revolution” starts, I’ll be down to the barricades. Glad you like the Jottings. ]

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JEMAIL: Scudo, Bob (MC1969) missed a week


Did you publish one last weekend? I didn't see it.

Scudo, Bob (MC1969)

[JR: Yup every week like clockwork.]


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JFOUND: Maguire, Joseph [MC1968] Dir @ NCTC



Joseph Maguire

The Honorable Joseph Maguire was sworn in as the sixth director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Dec. 27, 2018. He previously served as NCTC’s Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning from 2007 to 2010, and represented the Center as a part of the National Security Council’s Counterterrorism Study Group.

Prior to his confirmation, Maguire served as president and CEO of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships and educational counseling to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel, and immediate financial grants to severely combat-wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families. Prior to leading the foundation, he was a vice president with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Maguire retired from the United States Navy in 2010 as a vice admiral, culminating a 36-year career as a naval special warfare officer. He commanded at every level, including the Naval Special Warfare Command.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and master’s in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Maguire also served as a national security fellow at Harvard University.

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Maguire, Joseph [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Joseph is a member of the class of 1968.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Maguire, Joseph [MC1968]

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JOBIT: Frawley, Thomas F. [MC1959 RIP] 2019-Jan-13



Thomas F. Frawley
1933 - 2019 Obituary

Louisville - Thomas F. Frawley, 86, of Louisville, passed peacefully away in the early morning hours of January 13, 2019 with his family by his side.

Tom was born to the late John and Catherine Frawley in New York City on January 9, 1933. He graduated from LaSalle Academy and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in New York. He met his late wife, Caryl (nee Johnson) of 47 years, in Manhattan, eventually settling in Syracuse, where they lived for 34 years and raised two children.

Tom served in the United States Army and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving in the Korean War. He was thrilled to take an Honor Flight to Washington, DC, in June of 2015, with his son Matthew as a companion. He started his career in the early 1960's serving as a Federal Investigator. One of his first assignments was traveling to Alabama to enforce African-American's right to vote. He then worked as a Regional Director in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the federal government, before retiring in 1995.

Tom was active in the community, serving on several boards, including the Central New York Rape Crisis Center (President), the Optimist Club's basketball league (Commissioner), and the United Way, along with numerous other not-for-profit and government service organizations. Tom, a devout Catholic, was an original member of Pope John's XXIII Roman Catholic Church (formerly St. John's) in Liverpool, NY, and most recently a member of Epiphany Catholic Church in Anchorage, KY.

Tom is survived by his two children: Matthew, his wife Jill, and their three children Christopher, Andrew, and Elizabeth, of Pewee Valley; and Catherine, her husband Bill, and their two children, Billy and Cate, of Aurora, Colorado. He is also survived by a brother, Robert, and a host of nieces and nephews. His children and grandchildren lovingly knew him as Poppy.

Tom was fond of liverwurst, a good dry martini, and the Yankees. He was an early supporter of the women's rights movement (married to Caryl, a successful politician, it was part of the deal). He supported her and nurtured his children as a loving husband and father. He enjoyed playing golf well into his old age - particularly after retiring and moving from snowy Syracuse to lovely Louisville. Tom had lasting friendships with several grammar school buddies and enjoyed visiting with them and recalling fond memories. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 4-8 PM, at Ratterman Funeral Home, 12900 Shelbyville Rd, East Louisville. A memorial mass in celebration of his life will be held at Epiphany Catholic Church, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, KY, 40223 on Wednesday, January 16 at 10 AM. The mass will be followed by a reception for family and friends.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom's memory to Hosparus Health (www.hosparushealth.org) or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org ).

Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 15, 2019


Frawley, Thomas F. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

I believe that Thomas is a member of the Class of 1959.

May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Frawley, Thomas F. [MC1959 RIP]

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JFOUND: Lofaso, Vincent [MC????] "Political Uncertainty Will Plague Europe"



Political Uncertainty Will Plague Europe Throughout 2019
By Vincent Lofaso On Jan 14, 2019

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Vincent Lofaso

Vincent Lofaso is an independent researcher focusing on geopolitical issues in the Middle East and North Africa. He writes for a range of outlets like Eurasia Review, The Iranian, and The International Policy Digest. Vincent holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Manhattan College.

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Lofaso, Vincent [MC????]

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Dear John,

I do not find any thing in my 'stuff' for Vincent.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JOBIT: Bennett, Walter Francis Vincent [MC1942 RIP] 1990-Jan-12



U.S.S. Little Rock
Commanding Officer Biography
Page last updated: 14 January, 2019
Walter F. V. Bennett
24 Apr 68 - 15 Nov 69

Captain Bennett


Walter Francis Vincent Bennett was born in New York, New York, on December 29, 1919. He attended Hastings High School, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, and Manhattan College in New York City , from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics in 1942. On October 4, 1940 he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve and on June 16, 1941 was appointed Midshipman. He attended the U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipman School at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, and on September 12, 1941 was commissioned Ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserve. Advancing progressively in rank, he attained that of Captain, to date from January 1, 1961, having transferred from the Naval Reserve to the U. S. Navy on November 5, 1946.

After receiving his commission in 1941, he attended a course in naval engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. During the period May to August 1942, he had duty with the Inshore Patrol at the U. S. Naval Section Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, after which he served as Engineering Officer and Executive Officer of the USS SC-655, assuming command of that submarine chaser in March 1943. "Under his command, SC-655 participated in operations in North Africa, the Sicilian occupation and the landings at Salerno. "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity....in action against the enemy during the invasion of Italy in September 1943...." he was awarded the Silver Star Medal.

The citation reads:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Commander [then Lieutenant, Junior Grade] Walter F. Bennett, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. SC-655 in action against the enemy during the invasion of Italy in September 1943. Operating with the Amphibious Force during this period, Lieutenant Commander Bennett with great courage and skill maneuvered his ship - at night through known enemy mine fields in the face of enemy air attacks and fire from shore batteries to anchor in an assigned position 3,000 yards off the assault beaches. From this exposed position which he accurately established and maintained for six hours during air attacks and shore battery fire, he turned his searchlight beam to seaward and by this means and by voice radio guided the assault boat waves to the proper beaching points and thereby contributed materially to the timely and successful landing of the invasion forces. By his exceptional courage, determination and outstanding devotion to duty throughout this hazardous operation, Lieutenant Commander Bennett contributed significantly to the success of the assault landing and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: September 1943
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. SC-655

In May 1944 he joined the USS WILLIAM C. COLE {DE-641) as Executive Officer and Navigator and in November 1945 assumed command of that destroyer escort. While on board that vessel, he saw action during the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto. In October 1946 he reported as Commanding Officer of the USS HERBERT C. JONES (DE-137), a unit of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, and during the period January to October 1947 commanded the USS FOGG ( DER-57 ).

He became Officer in Charge of the Navy Recruiting Station, Louisville, Kentucky, in December 1947 and for the year, June 1948 to June 1949, was a student at the Postgraduate School, Annapolis, Maryland. He continued instruction as a Graduate Student at Ohio State University at Columbus, from which he received the degree of Master of Science in Physics in 1951. In June of that year he reported as Assistant Progress Officer at the Armed Forces Special Weapons project, Washington, D. C., and while there also had duty at the U. S. Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland. He remained there until April 1952, when he joined the USS ALBANY (CA-l23), to serve as Tactical Officer and Navigator until March 1954. He was next assigned to the Atomic Energy Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. While there he was an Instructor in the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia in 1957 and 1958. In July 1958 he joined the USS FLOYD B. PARKS (DD-884) as Commanding Officer.

Returning to duty in the Atomic Energy Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in September 1960, he headed the Nuclear Weapons Employment Branch. In that capacity, he coordinated all research and development requirements in nuclear weapons effects areas with the Defense Atomic Support Agency and the Navy Technical Bureaus. From March 1961 until July 1964 he was Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy), Washington, D. C. While in Washington, he also was an Associate in the Mathematics Department at George Washington University in 1961 and from 1961 to 1963 was an Instructor in the Mathematics Department, School of' Engineering at the University of Virginia. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and cited as follows:

"Captain Walter F. V. Bennett, United states Navy, distinguished himself by meritorious achievement during the period from February 24, 1961 to June 29, 1964. Captain Bennett.....has contributed in a meritorious manner to the successful accomplishment of the mission of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy) . That office was primarily and continuously concerned at the highest levels, within the United States Government, with the formulation of policies and programs pertaining to atomic energy matters within the Department of Defense. The new NATO Agreement for Cooperation, now in the final stages of approval and formalization, for which Captain Bennett was the principal Department of Defense staff coordinator and representative, is illustrative of his significant contributions...."

In July 1964 he assumed command of the USS SHENANDOAH (AD-26) and in August 1965 was detached from that command for instruction at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D. C. In September 1966 he reported as Head of the Mathematics Department at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and in April 1968 became commanding Officer of the USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG-4). In addition to the Silver Star Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Captain Bennett has the American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three stars; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one star; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal with bronze star.

He is married to the former Kathleen Eleanor Nestor of New Rochelle, New York, and they have two daughters, Betsy Ann and Kathleen Marie Bennett.

- The Washington Post - January 12, 1990

Walter F.V. Bennett, 70, a retired Navy captain and nuclear engineer, died of cancer Jan. 8 at a nursing home in Daytona Beach, FL.

Capt. Bennett, who had lived in Florida since 1985, was a native of New York and a graduate of Cornell University. He received a master's degree in nuclear physics from Ohio State University and a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University. He also graduated from the Industrial College of Armed Forces.

He was commissioned in the Navy during World War II, and served in the Mediterranean and the Pacific. Later assignments included tours in the office of the assistant secretary of defense for atomic energy, as commander of a guided missile cruiser and as head of the mathematics department at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. His last assignment was as a nuclear engineer in the Office of Naval Research.

Capt. Bennett retired from active duty in 1972 and settled in the Washington area. He then worked for Virginia Electric Power Co. in Richmond and later for the Bechtel Corp. before he retired a second time in 1977.

His decorations included the Silver Star and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Bennett of Falls Church; two daughters, Betsy Lurey of Atlanta and Kathleen Schweiker of Chantilly; a sister, Adrienne Erd of Blauvelt, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.

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A note from Betsy Bennett Lurey

Received by the USS Little Rock Association
08 April 2008

Dear Men of the Little Rock,

My father loved you. His name was Captain Walter Bennett and he was the commanding officer of the Little Rock in Gaeta from April 1968 - November 1969. My Mother, Katie Bennett, loved you all as well.

Dad devoted over 30 years to the Navy and he died of cancer in 1990, too soon for many of his ten grandchildren to know him. My sister and I still miss him dearly.

I am compiling a book of memories about Dad. Would you help me? If you remember my Dad (for better or worse!) would you email me?

Would you be so kind to forward this message to all the fine men who served the Navy so well on this fine ship?

God bless you all.

Betsy Bennett Lurey

Crew Remembrances & Anecdotes

Betsy Bennett-Lurey

"My father, Walter F Bennett, Capt, USN, was Commanding Officer of the Little Rock in Gaeta, Italy, from April '68 to November '69. It would mean so much if you would share any memories of him with me. The Little Rock's men meant the world to him. He and my Mother loved you all. Dad died in 1990 and we all miss him dearly. Mom (Katie Bennett) is now 85 and doing well in Northern Virginia. I can be reached at betsylurey@aol.com. Many thanks."

Mark Lehmann Lt(jg) 1966-1968

(This message was sent to Capt. Bennett's daughter Betsy)

.....I was a Lt (jg) under your dad. He was a great CO and a great guy and he taught me a lot about the Navy, ship handling and life. I'll write more directly to you in the next few days as I'm flying today and need to run.

Both my wife Gail and I have several nice stories about your dad that I'll send directly to your email address. Glad you wrote in.

(Add yours..... Contact Art Tilley)


Bennett, Walter Francis Vincent [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JOBIT: Randall, Robert [MC1961 RIP] 2019-Jan-15



Robert Randall
1939 - 2019 Obituary

Las Vegas, N.V. - Bob was born in New York City Sept. 26. 1939. He graduated from Manhattan College.

Bob started his federal career at Griffith AFB in Rome, N.Y., 18 months later he transferred to the Navy Underwater Sound Lab whereas a physicist, he was assigned to the Electro Optic Branch in the Electromagnet Department. His major area of work was investigations into the distortion and degradation in optical images which occur over long distance paths one or two feet above the ocean surface.

Bob had many hobbies, but seemed most happy when working on model airplanes and model trains. He retired from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in 1995. After retirement he worked part time at Benny's, Toys-R-Us, and finally Sears before moving to Las Vegas.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in St. Joseph Church, Squire St., New London. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, New London. Fulton-Theroux Funeral home, New London is handling the arrangements. Please visit www.fultontherouxnewlondon.com for directions.
Published in The Day on Jan. 16, 2019


Randall, Robert [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

                I believe that Robert is a member of the Class of 1961.

                        May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Randall, Robert [MC1961 RIP]

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JOBIT: Tricoli, Vincent L. [MC???? RIP] 2019-Jan-14



Vincent Tricoli
1965 - 2019

Vincent L. Tricoli, 54, of Bronx, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 14, 2018 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in Bronx, NY on January 13, 1965 to Dora Capone Tricoli and the late Giovanni Tricoli.

Vincent is survived by his devoted mother, Dora Capone Tricoli of Bronx, NY, a loving sister, Marie Tricoli Socci and her husband Ralph of Stamford, his loving fiancée Lisa Morano of Mamaroneck, NY, as well as his nephew Michael Socci and niece Paola Socci of Stamford.

Vincent graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and Manhattan College. He worked at various companies, his last being Accuritas Global Solutions as a business development director, the Oil Council, RB Milestone Group LLC, Thomson Reuters, Capital Link, Trade Winds, KLM and TWA.

Being the vice president of The San Silverio Shrine of Dover Plains, NY, Vinny is remembered as a fearless leader for the Shrine. His vision and determination helped bring the love of San Silverio beyond the brick gates of the upstate Dover Plains sanctuary to Manhattan on glorious Fifth Avenue for Columbus Day, spreading the humility of a fisherman Saint to the world's busiest street. As an esteemed businessman traveling the world, Vinny proudly shared his passion and devotion for San Silverio and his beloved island of Ponza, spreading the word of God.

A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann Church, 854 Midland Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Entombment will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

The family request that donations be made in Vincent's memory to San Silverio Shrine of Dover, 694 Old Rte. 22, Dover Plains, NY 12522

To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com
Published in Stamford Advocate on Jan. 16, 2019


Tricoli, Vincent L. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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Dear John,

               I do not find anything in my 'stuff' for Vincent.

                      May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JHQ: Alma Mater welcomes International Students



Published on Jan 15, 2019
Hello International Students! Welcome to Manhattan College. You are welcome here.

Learn more about our beautiful campus community in New York City

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JEMAIL: Dorritie, Frank [MC1968] remembers Peter Fazio attendee


Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:03 PM
Subject: a lost Jasper

Hello, Ferdinand.

To the chase:

The list of credibly accused clergy released this AM put me in mind of the sad story of  the late Peter Fazio, and I began to search for recent postings about him. I came across a mention in your Jasper Jottings (2010) wherein you speculate as to whether he had a MC connection.

The answer is yes. He attended from '64 to '66, was a member of APO, and one of the most brilliant people I ever met. He was also very eccentric, in a "Robin Williams" sort of way, and his Manhattan friends were disappointed that he did not return after Sophomore year. He had mentioned a desire to hop a freight with his guitar and see the world. We thought perhaps he had.

A few of us looked for him throughout the years, to no avail since he was definitely off the radar. Eventually I discovered why. The article you found explains some of it. A few years back, I found the rest, which involved a priest abusing him at Bergen Catholic, before any of us knew him.

Pete Fazio was a real guy, a sort of "Bob Dylan-meets-Steven Hawking". He was my friend, and he was a Jasper.I just thought you might like to know.

Frank Dorritie '68

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Dorritie, Frank [MC1968]

[JR: Thanks for completing the story.  It still makes me sad to read how badly he was treated.]

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MFOUND: Sad tale with an uncertain MC connection

Friday, April 2, 2010
The greatest story ever told (about mental illness)

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An Unnecessary Death

The sad saga of a schizophrenic 51-year-old named Peter Fazio, a long-term patient at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, illustrates the consequences of the state’s relentless push to discharge. Before his schizophrenia hit, in the 1960’s, Fazio was an A student at Bergen Catholic in suburban New Jersey and won a full scholarship to Manhattan College. After the illness, he was wild. He was estranged from his family, at one point holding his mother hostage for five days before police arrested him. He lived in Bowery flophouses until he murdered another resident, suffocating the victim by shoving a sock into his mouth. At the time, the police were struck by how much other flophouse residents despised Fazio.

In jail, he stopped eating and was kept alive by a feeding tube. At Attica prison, he tried hanging himself in 1986. For the next two years, he later told a therapist, he planned how he would kill himself after his prison discharge. In May 1988, two days after that release, he slit his chest open with a scalpel, then stuck a boning knife into his heart. Miraculously, he lived, and was sent to Manhattan Psychiatric, where he spent the next 10 years. While still a troubled patient — records describe him as ‘’sadistic” and ”hostile” to fellow patients, as repeatedly pacing the halls, paranoid and arrogant — for the first time, he found a niche. He relished waking early to read the newspaper, sold bread from a little cart, got along with staff members and enjoyed grounds privileges.

When discharge was discussed, he commented, ”There’s nothing more to enjoy outside.” When pressed, he repeatedly threatened suicide. A social worker’s note describes a talk in January 1997 about discharge: ”I asked about suicide. He said, ‘Yeah, I’d basically go that route.”’

Hospital officials were well aware that Fazio had repeatedly threatened suicide if released. ”When discharge planning is discussed,” says a May 1997 note, ”Fazio retreats.” The note continues: ”I will hurt myself.’ Alert: He is a serious risk.”

In the months leading to his final night at the hospital, July 26, 1998, Fazio ”complained he and other patients are being pushed by the administrattion to be discharged whether they are ready or not,” according to records. During therapy he asked, ”Is the reason they’re pushing discharge now that they want to save money?”

For a few months, the record indicates, he was more positive about leaving, but by spring 1998, as the staff pressed, he is described as ”depressed” and ”not very happy or ready to talk about discharge.” He worried that people in the community would know he was a murderer. In May, he told a case manager that twice before at the hospital he had tried suicide but had mentioned it to no one. Still the staff pressed, and on June 3 a discharge team, sent to the hospital by the state to lower the census, indicated that Fazio was ready to go.

On July 6, he was taken to visit a community residence, though he refused a placement there. On July 12, an aide noted his ”regression” and ”isolation,” and a July 22 note mentioned his ambivalence and fear. On July 25, his next to last night at Manhattan Psychiatric, he stayed in his room at dinnertime, according to a hospital worker I interviewed: ”He says, ‘I’m being discharged, I really don’t want to leave.’ He was very depressed.”

The next evening, Fazio again did not go to dinner, but this time was found in the bathroom, ”in a pool of blood,” a final hospital note says. ”Body was cold to the touch.” Using a razor, he had cut a wedge out of his neck, piercing his jugular.

The story has an addendum. The state’s quality-care commission did a brief report on Fazio’s suicide, finding ”no deficiencies” by the hospital. The report said, ”We found no evidence that Mr. Fazio had threatened suicide since mid-1996” (though in Fazio’s hospital notes I count seven suicide threats in 1997 alone). The report found ”nothing significantly unusual in the life of Mr. Fazio in the weeks or days prior to his death” and concluded that Fazio’s death was ”unpredictable, thus not preventable.”

The report offered no theory as to why Fazio did kill himself. However, it did mention that two hospital workers who had talked to the media were disciplined for violating the confidentiality of the dead man.

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[JR: Unsure of the Jasper connection. Did he go? Is it even "our" MC? It reenforces my meme "gooferment sucks"! "No Deficiencies"? Are they <expletive deleted> kidding me? "barbara streisand"!]

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JFACEBOOK: Burke, Ann Marie [MC1977] in Online MBA Report


Manhattan College Alumni
14 hrs ·
Ann Marie Burke '77 recently spoke to Online MBA Report about Manhattan College's MBA program and what it offers students.

Read the full interview here: https://bit.ly/2FGP3QB

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JFOUND: Heyden, James D. [MC1993 RIP] Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association Newsletter



[JR: Obit reported here in the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association Newsletter.]

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JOBIT: Heyden, James D. [MC1993 RIP] 2018-Oct-05


James D. Heyden

Westwood - James D. Heyden, 64, originally from New York but a New Jersey resident the last 50 years, passed away on October 5th at Rosary Hill (NY) after a long battle with cancer. James, a 1972 Pascack Valley graduate, went to Wagner College on a basketball scholarship and later obtained his MBA from Manhattan College.

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

                   I believe that James received his Masters in 1993.

                                   May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Heyden, James D. [MC1993 RIP]

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JHQ: Glance MC app released



Published on Jan 17, 2019
Manhattan College's new student-developed native app, Glance MC, is available for download in the iOS App store and on Google Play.

Have your Jasper card uploaded, and never be without it.

Everything you need for your courses in the palm of your hand. Get the latest news and events. Check out the Quadrangle and even Twitter feeds with the Glance MC App.

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for several


Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney asks for a prayer of Thanks for Mike McEneney who had a fall Wednesday in his driveway while leaving for a meeting. Ed was with Mike, left him thinking he was O'K. Mike was later taken to Hospital ER and kept overnight for Observation. He is home now and doing O'K. A prayer of thanks that all is well and Mike is laying low while healing. Thank you Ed for the good news.

We pray for the sick, we pray for those who have gone to sleep in the hope of the Resurrection, we pray for the injured and we pray for personal intentions. It is time that we pray for the 60 Million Babies (Fact Checks Out) that have been aborted in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade. Ed Riely and his Group give voice to these 60 Million Innocents, he asks for your prayers and that you perhaps take action as New York Prepares to pass, sometime this month, a proposal that will allow the increase of killing of these Innocents who are not allowed to continue their lives. Please read below and perhaps go through the included Link and speak out. Thank you Ed.

Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JOBIT: Werle, Donald A. [MC???? RIP] 2019-Jan-17



Donald A. Werle
April 24, 1930 - January 17, 2019

Donald A. Werle, a long-time resident of Yorktown Heights, passed away on January 17, 2019. He was 88.

Donald was the son of Arthur and Velmay (Rogers) Werle,of Mount Vernon, NY. He was married to Gloria Trenti, also of Mount Vernon. His parents and his wife both predeceased him.

He attended Mount Saint Michael's High School and Manhattan College, where he competed in track and played baseball. Donald enlisted in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War and was honored with the rank of Corporal. He trained in communications and following in his father's footsteps, he became an electrician and joined the IBEW. Donald served as IBEW Local 501 President from 1968 - 1990, and was recognized as a 60-year member in June of 2010.

Donald leaves three surviving daughters: Barbara, Adrienne and Carolyn, as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Calling hours are Saturday, 10 - 11am at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. The Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, 11:15am, at New St. Patrick's Church in Yorktown Heights. Interment will follow at Amawalk Hill Cemetery.

Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 18, 2019


Werle, Donald A. [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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ENDNOTE: The shrinking Sisterhood



Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years
January 13, 2019 at 7:01 PM

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“The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary extend greetings for blessings and peace to all who are a part of Immaculate Conception Parish! I appreciate your meeting with Sister Stephen Anne and me in December.

 “In this way, we hope to stabilize our Sister personnel, not only to adjust our present numbers, but also to strengthen our apostolic presence and provide quality community life for our Sisters.

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I am reminded of the movie 2004 "The Day After Tomorrow” movie where the character Jack Hall says: "I think we are on the verge of a major climate shift!” and characters left behind are resigned to their fate.

Here’s another example of the demise of the “organizations” of the Church.

In the struggle for the hearts of the people, the “King” (Gooferment) has defeated the Church.  Just like there can be only one Queen bee in a hive, so too there can be only one “god”. 

When the Gooferment destroyed Catholic Schools with free Gooferment Skrules, the battle was lost.

"If the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan wanted to sabotage black academic excellence, he could not find a more effective means to do so than the government school system in most cities.” — Walter Williams

So, like the Black Community, the Catholic Community will be destroyed.

It’s just a matter of time.

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