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    Class Notes

    Spring 2015

    The Class Notes section includes items submitted by Lasell College class secretaries and alumni along with information gathered by other means. Notes are edited for space and are based on submissions received by January 16, 2015. Send your news to



    Jessie Page Corey recently held a luncheon for friends with December birthdays at Edgewood Retirement Home in North Andover, MA and discovered that she, Audrey Souther DesRoches ‘48 and Libbie Fleet Glazer ‘51 all attended Lasell.


    1942: Class Secretary: Gertrude “Trudy” Ruch Kauffman

    Louise Freeman Coombs sold her home on the Cape and moved to Castle Rock, CO near her daughter.

    Elsie Aguiar McCroskey is in an independent living facility, feels fine at 92 and drives a Mercedes convertible.

    Marcia Corey Hanson is doing well in her recovery from a fall.

    Dorothy Higson White feels great and still drives 40 miles to church every Sunday.

    1946: Class Secretaries: Joan Hanson Blake and Anne “Blakie” Blake Perkins

    Meri Zanleoni Goyette, a longtime community activist, and her physician husband Charles, received the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce’s Citizens of the Year Award, making them the second couple to ever receive the honor.


    Ann Fletcher Simonds, a retired newspaper reporter/columnist and longtime resident of Cudjoe Key, FL, published a memoir compilation of 80 stories and 30 humor columns (some previously appeared in the Key West Citizen). The content includes tales of Ann’s encounters with Apollo 13 astronauts, dancing with Alan Shepard and meeting President Richard Nixon.


    1950: Class Secretary: Marguerite “Marni” Nahigian Sarkisian

    Doris Pinkham Collins volunteers at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, helping with year-round-activiities as well as a summer program for inner-city children. She likes to walk the beach, snow-shoe and cross-country ski in New Hampshire.

    A. Christine “Chris” Oliveto Davis lives in a retirement home, where she participates in book club and arts-and-crafts activities.

    Janet Murphy George keeps busy in her retirement home and enjoyed a cruise in January.

    Iris Schofield McDonough lives with her son and works with lighthouses.

    Nancy Nelson Weiss lives in a villa and enjoys Japanese thread bunka and Duplicate Bridge.

    1951: Class Secretary: M. Elaine Quavillon Tull

    Patricia “Pat” Raeder Crone is recuperating from serious-but-successful heart surgery. She has lived in independent housing for three years and has three sons, two grandsons and three great-grandsons.

    Kathleen Ballard Heck lost her daughter to cancer in 2014. She and her husband (who “love attending Lasell reunions”) have two great-grand daughters and a child who lives in Florence, Italy.

    Marlene Semeraro Juscen-Long is “hanging in there” at 83, living in Burlingame, CA. Twice widowed, she has two married daughters and two grandchildren. An Art major at Lasell and lifelong artist, Marlene recently has taken up photography.

    Mary Jane “M.J.” White Miller-Puckett moved from Ohio to Cape Cod in 1981 and eventually took over her mother’s home, where she lives with her 92-year-old husband. Her two daughters live in the Carolinas and have two boys and two girls between them. M.J. had a long career in retail, belonged to the Junior League and did volunteer work throughout. She is in touch with Phyllis Freeman Martin, who lives on Mercer, Island, WA.

    Beverly “Bev” Pink Reynolds and her husband of 62 years live in Fairport, NY and exercise regularly at the YMCA. They have three children and five grandchildren, four boys and a girl living nearby. Bev still sings with a local chorus (and is on their board) and attends opera performances and recitals. She did secretarial work before her children were born, traveled by RV in this country and enjoyed trips abroad.

    M. Elaine Quavillon Tull recently moved from Arizona to the Dallas area and is looking forward to seeing Georgia Bakes Sigalos and other Texas alums after settling in. A busy year included cruises to the Panama Canal and Quebec City, plus visits to Texas, Massachusetts and her native Connecticut.

    1952: Class Secretary: Geraldine “Missy” Paulmier Hazell

    Ann Alden Allen, now widowed, recently moved from Beaufort, SC to Mattapoisett, MA, where the Alden family has lived for many years. She designed a new house there, christening her dining room by hosting 14 cousins for a holiday dinner. She and her dog Mikey enjoy living by the water.

    Barbara Wenzel Boucher and her husband do a lot of traveling. Their daughter and family, including two grandsons, came up to Ocean Park, ME from Washington DC for the summer.

    Millicent Jewell Bruce does a lot of traveling as well as volunteering at a new music hall in Rockport, MA. Millicent and her husband are expecting their second great-grandchild in May.

    Ruth Easterlind Cederberg has been a volunteer aide in a first-grade classroom for 13 years. She is also active in her church and community affairs and enjoys her three great-grandchildren.

    Virginia “Ginny” Johnson Irwin, back from a great Florida vacation with her husband, continues to play piano, teach music to preschoolers at a nearby church and work out regularly at a local gym.

    Virginia “Ginny” Snedaker Marschall exercises regularly and is planning trips to Stewart and Palm Beach, FL as well as a European river cruise with her daughter.

    Jean McCambridge is enjoying retirement living.

    Marilyn McGuire lives in Cromwell, CT and plays golf regularly in the summer, though her “resting periods between rounds are getting longer.” During the school year she volunteers in a first-grade classroom in Hartford. Marilyn recently traveled to Ireland and Alaska.

    Joeyna “Jo” Raynal Rearwin and husband Dick are enjoying retirement and plan a winter break with their daughter and her family in West Palm, FL.

    Betty Lou Foy Reid’s husband is 83-years-young and still working five days a week. They have an 11-year-old grandson and two daughters who live in Newport, RI.

    Nancie Roth Shean has lived very happily in Port St. Lucie, FL since 1954, has many good memories of Lasell and is a great-grandmother of two.

    Elizabeth “Betty” Griffin Wetzel and her husband visited Paris in April; they have five great grandchildren.

    Joan Morrison Wilson moved from Seattle to North Carolina, where she stays busy caring for her yard and feeding the birds. She spent time in Seattle last fall and willl return in August for her granddaughter’s wedding, followed by a cruise to Bermuda.

    Marlene Murray Zuker
    and her husband will attend his 60th reunion for the MIT Class of 1955, then head to Hawaii for a few months.

    1953: Class Secretary: Shirley Gibbons San Soucie

    Dot Day Bardarson is still painting award-winning watercolors and is a leader in the Seward Arts Council and the Seward Mural Society in Alaska. “We just mounted a 32 x 8 mural that we painted with six Japanese artists from our sister city,” she tells Leaves. Dot’s entire clan lives in Seward, making family reunions regular occurrences, “seven great ones so far.”

    1955: Class Secretary: Bobbie Jennings

    Priscilla “Pris” Fenton Abercrombie regrets having to miss Reunion due to health problems but wants “to hear all about it.”

    Joan Baker Cornell found an original copy of the infamous “Hazing List” from freshman year. Some of the directives: Wear shower cap with horns protruding; wear skirt inside-out; wear sneaker on one foot with rolled-down stocking, loafer on other; curtsy to all passing seniors; carry all books in a laundry bag; make senior sister’s bed that morning; carry a cardboard sign around neck with name and measurements (and a tape measure for seniors to check).

    Genevieve “Gigi” Harold was busy last summer visiting Lucinda Nolin Johnson, Linda Nolin Ahern and Marion Nutter in Sandwich, MA.

    Judith “Judy” Bowen Horky had a great Christmas holiday: “Lots of kids, snow, laughter and food.”

    Bobbie Jennings enjoyed lunch in Hawaii with Lasell President Michael B. Alexander. He updated attendees on recent campus improvements, which made Bobbie regret that she cannot make it to her 60th Reunion in June. “None of you have the excuse of too long a distance to travel,” she tells classmates, “so please contact Reunion Coordinator Nancy Goodman Cobin (who happens to have been my Gardner roommate) and tell her you’ll be there.

    Audrey Silver Rogers has been in touch with classmates Adrienne Vitali Stewart, Carol Cunningham Kiley and Carol Merwin Robinson.


    Ann Donnelly Murphy paints in pastel, oil and watercolor styles ranging from representational landscapes and seascapes to a semi-abstract series of shorebirds and sea life. She exhibited her work on Boston’s South Shore last fall.

    1958: Class Secretary: Mary Ann Fuller Young

    Sandra “Sandy” Fookes Adler celebrated her 56th anniversary with husband Roy (Tufts ‘58). They’ve traveled extensively and now are retired in Annapolis, MD.

    Antoinette “Toni” Thomas Bouchard lives in Florida and Vermont and has “three out-of-this-world granddaughters.”

    Gail Winalski Burd visited with Bette Stubbe Carcano and has seen Carol Christopher, Judy Feldt Oswald and Linda Truell Good in Palm Desert, CA. Gail’s two daughters live close by in Naples, FL. Laurie Ferrante Cannon sold her fashion accent business. She lives in Tenafly, NJ and is “Nana” to two grandsons. Laurie is active in her community and enjoys painting with acrylics on canvas.

    Carol Christopher’s résume cites a wide variety of jobs, including ski bumming and lots of moving around. Her motto? “Carpe Diem.”

    Margaret “Peg” Harman Eaton is looking forward to golf this spring, post-spinal fusion surgery.

    Gail Seibert Glover downsized to a condo near her previous home, overlooking Charlotte Harbor in Florida, and “couldn’t be more pleased.”

    After 34 years, Nancy Spargo Goodridge retired from W.L.Gore & Associates in Delaware, then celebrated with a dip in the Atlantic Ocean (with 350 other brave folks) this past January! She went on to enjoy oceans in the Caribbean and Florida over the winter.

    Marilyn Lanoue Johnson writes that she “was small and quiet at Lasell” and is “still small but not so quiet.” She has two sons and lives in the Boston area.

    Theodora “Terry” Brahe Lanham, who has lived in Hilton Head, SC for 17 years, has four children and 12 grandchildren.

    Marion Heinsohn Mitchell has three children and five grandchildren. She and her husband live in a retirement community in Plymouth, MA, where they enjoy golf and Bridge. The couple would “love to get together with classmates.”

    Melanie Grill Richardson commented to Leaves on the passing of Gail Jackson, remembering “Gail’s extraordinary singing voice, her kindness and her wit.”

    Barbara Stannard Riedinger lives in a carriage house near her daughter and two grandchildren in Beaufort, SC. Widowed for 25 years, she had a 40-year sales and marketing career with Thomas Register. Now retired, she still travels to Martha’s Vineyard every summer. “Living between two islands is my idea of the good life,” she writes.

    Beverly Dansky Singer moved to a condo in Boca Raton, FL, volunteers at an orphanage and children’s shelter and enjoys helping friends re-decorate.

    Judith “Judy” George Stephens combined work, volunteering and being a stay-at-home mom while married to the “best man in the world” for 55 years.

    Patricia “Patsy” Graff Suydam had a career as an information systems professional with assignments in Belgium and Wales. She now is pursuing her passion for photography, living in her hometown area of Johnstown, NY. Patsy has three daughters and twin grandchildren.

    Judith “Judy” Butler Weppel saw the world as a travel agent with her husband Jack, a computer consultant. They reside in Clyde, NC.

    Joyce Stirling Wyatt travels the country with her husband Larry in their motor home.

    Class Secretary Mary Ann Fuller Young thanks everyone for contributing to this edition of Class Notes, saying “we are a class to be very proud of!” Mary Ann recently published Plainly and Simply, A Memoir of Alzheimer’s and is off to more writing workshops and her next adventure.


    1960: Class Secretary: Elaine “Laine” Butler Ryan


    While the Lasell campus was covered with February snow, alums Valerie Tarracciano Piazza, Pat Tarracciano Ciccone ’67, Elaine Orth Rodey ’50, Ellen Kaplan Gittleman ’63, Barbara “Bobbi” Lordi Palmer ’69 and Rosemary Pellegrino Eichenfield ’57, along with Lasell Major Gifts Officer Terri Houston, enjoyed lunch at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

    Valerie Tarracciano Piazza '61, Pat Tarracciano Ciccone '67, Elaine Orth Rodey '50, Ellen Kaplan Gittleman '63, Terri Houston, Barbara "Bobbi" Lordi Palmer '69, Rosemary Pellegrino Eichenfield '57

    Andrea Busch Niewenhous considered Constance Milner, who died on January 3, 2015, “a mentor, an inspiration and a friend.”

    Sharon Handley House adds, “Miss Milner was very influential in the initiation of the Lasell Nursing Program and served as its administrator and instructor for many years. The program was difficult and yet amazing and gave so many the opportunity to learn the skills of the nursing profession and to care for patients with confidence and compassion. Miss Milner would challenge all the students who rode in the old taxis to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital to come forward with their thoughts. I, for one, am deeply indebted to her and will never forget her.”

    Adds Judith “Judy” Bantleon Lawrence, “Miss Milner shall always live on in my heart as one of my sweetest and most loving memories of the Nursing Program. She was my ‘mother away from home.’ We were treated as such a priority in her life, and she carefully and tenderly nurtured, protected, mentored, guided and loved us throughout our training. May her legacy live on throughout our lives.”

    Penny Pattee Matthew continues, “Miss Milner made our Nursing Program so special. She taught us to truly care about our patients and their needs as well as working as a team. She was totally dedicated to her profession and her students. We loved her.”

    Irene Tuttle Morine remembers Milner as “such a special lady in many of our lives. We loved her so very much, and I think that she knew that. The influence that she had in my life will never be forgotten.”

    Celeste Mayo Shannon tells Leaves, “I have so many wonderful thoughts and memories of Miss Milner it is very difficult for me to be specific and pick some to share. I wish I could tell you how much being taught, encouraged, guided and mentored by her has meant to me. She brought some of the best people to Lasell to educate her nursing students. Miss Milner was not only concerned with our being the best nurses we could be for our patients, she knew we would be better nurses if we were the best people we could be. She encouraged us to become well-rounded by taking liberal arts courses as well as the required science courses. Miss Milner set ‘her nurses’ on a life course for which we are all grateful.”

    Susan Clark Stern ’62 and Sharon Handley House write that they visited Miss Milner a few years ago and “were amazed at how clear she was, living alone with her kitty, driving her car and keeping up with a busy life into her ‘90s. She continued to be the remarkable woman she always was.”

    Elaine “Laine” Butler Ryan says "congratulations to classmate Laura Jensen, a Lasell Overseer since 2009 and now chair of the Board. “In that capacity,” Laine writes, “Laura acts as an ambassador for the College, providing needed advice, resources and expertise to increase the advancement of Lasell’s educational mission.” Laine escaped the frigid cold of New Hampshire in January and vacationed on the island of Anguilla in the West Indies. As ’61 secretary, she asks classmates to update her or the Alumni Office with changes in e-mail addresses, reminding “we would love to hear from you!”

    Celeste Judith “Judy” Tibbetts Whitney lives in Windham, NH with her husband. Both retired, they have four children and eight grandchildren. Judy was a medical assistant for 30 years and, in retirement, became a hospice volunteer with Merrimack Valley Hospice in Lawrence, MA, where she co-directs a hospice choir. Judy remembers fondly Betty Hood and singing with the Lasell Lamplighters. She keeps busy with painting, water aerobics, meeting friends, traveling and organic vegetable gardening.

    Martha “Marty” Dazley Cottone and husband Charlie enjoyed an end-of-the-year Caribbean cruise aboard the new Regal Princess and returned to downsizing in preparation for a move to Wooddale Retirement Village in Sun City, AZ.

    1963: Class Secretary: Gail Grange Johnson

    Leslie Spencer Ames and her husband spent a few days in July with Gail Grange Johnson and her husband touring Wolfeboro, NH.

    Leslie Spencer Ames '63 and gail Grange Johnson '63

    Mary Lou Colby Daley and her husband visited The Johnsons last year in Wolfeboro and had a great time catching up on their lives.

    Leslie Delaney Kaufmann made a big decision to move from Texas to California to be close to her son Chris and his family. All nine cats later joined her.

    Carol Schaller Rooney had a wonderful lunch with Corky Bessemer Hatfield in Madison, CT, halfway between where they both live.

    Former Lasell roommates Corky Bessemer Hatfield ‘63 and Linda Welt Horowitz ‘63 enjoyed a Puerto Vallarta, Mexico reunion in January


    Elspeth “Beth” Anderson-Roy donated her mother’s wedding dress to The Lasell Fashion Collection for Fashion Department students to learn about handmade garments. During a campus visit last fall, Beth caught up with Lauren McCauslin, director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.

    Susan Constantine Buonocore can’t believe that she and her husband George are enjoying their 10th year in Chapel Hill, NC, after 33 years in the Washington DC/Baltimore area. “The University of North Carolina campus is nearby, and Duke is just minutes away,” Susan tells Leaves, “so there is never a boring moment.” She hopes to see some former classmates at their 50th Lasell Reunion this June.

    Kathleen “Kathy” Goulder Plante is executive director of the North Louisiana Jewish Federation and continues to do higher education consulting, spend time with her grandchildren, play Duplicate Bridge and travel. She looks forward to her 50th Lasell Reunion this June.


    Suzanne Hill Ladd enjoys being near the water at her home in Old Saybrook, CT. Son Trevor wed in August, while son Adam has two sons of his own. Sue reports being cancer -free after recovering from colon cancer surgery. She recently visited Virginia Beecher, “my BFF,” at her New Hampshire home.


    Suzanne Hill Ladd enjoys being near the water at her home in Old Saybrook, CT. Son Trevor wed in August, while son Adam has two sons of his own. Sue reports being cancer -free after recovering from colon cancer surgery. She recently visited Virginia Beecher, “my BFF,” at her New Hampshire home.

    1968: Class Secretary: Cynthia “Cindy” Rardin Crawford

    Keena Price is still enjoying her work as a nurse in a Utah dialysis center. She and her husband have five married children and are awaiting the arrival of their 32nd grandchild.


    While an intern at Kindred-Avery Crossings working on a master’s degree in Elder Care Management, Mary Anne Conboy encountered three other Lasell women. Program Director Elyse Golibroda G'05, the late Juliette Fager and Maureen Carey, both former Lasell employees. The foursome shared great stories about their Lasell lives.

    Elyse Golibroda G'05, Mary Anne Conboy '69/G'15 (standing), Juliette Fager, Maureen Carey (seated)


    1970: Class Secretary: Deborah “Debbie” Kimerling Schneider

    Lyn Hertzel Alleborn, a Prudential recruiter for the Northeast, is interested in knowing what other ‘70 alums plan to attend their 45th Reunion in June.

    E. Deborah “Debbie” Dorsey graduated from UMass Boston with honors and went on to study video art at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, where she received two Artist-in-Residence grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Foundation. A longtime Emmy Award-winning documentary editor at WGBH Boston, Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. Her producer/director/editor husband Bob Burns “filmed” her treatment which ultimately morphed into a PBS special, No Hair Day. Debbie has done public speaking, stand-up comedy and created videos for nonprofit organizations. She has two grown children, Bobby and Georgia.

    Georgia Marshall Fallas is a retired RN affiliated with Nerium, International and enjoying life in Costa Mesa, CA.

    Eileen McGuckian sends a big hello to everyone and continues to be interested in the South, especially “the wonderful recipes in Southern Living.” Jill Flagler Snyder and Joanna Doyle say “hello to all!” Sally Swope’s memoir, My Shangri-La, My Adventures in Asia, chronicles her travels in China, Malaysia, India and Indonesia and is available through Amazon.


    Kathleen “Kathy” Garland is an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay


    1982: Class Secretary: Corinne Guyett Norris

    Donna Luddy-DeNegre has been doing OB-GYN work for the past 29 years. She has three children, keeps in touch with Robin Tavekelian Post and Sandra Davidow and “would love to hear from fellow classmates,” especially former roommates Laura Blesh and Sandra Anderson.

    Jacqueline “Jackie” Milum Lee “can’t believe almost three years have passed since our 30th Reunion!” She and husband Rich have four children. Jackie and best friends Susan Rinklin Dunne, Grayce D’Agostino Flumerfelt and Nancy Moore Camilli gather every winter at Susan’s home in North Palm Beach, FL and every summer at Susan’s Southampton, NY home. “Love my besties!,” Jackie tells Leaves.”

    Mamiko Ito Yamada’s daughter married in 2014 and son works for a consulting firm in Yokohama, Japan. Husband Eiji works for Japan Electrical Safety and Environment Technology Laboratories (JET) in Toyko and Yokohama. Mamiko is an elementary school English teacher. The couple lives in Saitama, Japan.


    Kristen Homer Cobb attended Lasell’s 2014 Family, Friends and Alumni Weekend as both a Lasell parent and an alum. Her daughter Mickayla ‘18 is a Psychology major, member of the Yoga Club, involved in the Second Step mentoring program and on the Softball team.



    Susan Allen Lopez is the principal of Bancroft Elementary School in Auburn, MA, a school awarded a distinguished National Blue Ribbon Award by the US Dept of Education, an honor for which Susan credits “my Lasell education.”


    Kimberlee Coogan-DeCrescenzo spent 12 years at the Community Health Program at Tufts University and now works for the Tufts campus in Talloires, France.


    2005: Class Secretary: Greg Koch

    Ginnie Chow and Nicholas Hopkins had a Western-style wedding on September 15, 2014 and five days later, a Chinese-style ceremony in New York City. The couple met at a dog park and bonded over their Shiba Inus. “It’s almost like a modern day 101 Dalmatians,” Ginnie tells Leaves. Their dog-themed wedding featured the male and female Shiba Inus as ring bearers as well as a Shiba Inu ice sculpture.

    Ginny Chow '05 and Nicholas Hopkins

    2008: Class Secretary: Kevin Lang

    Eniolami Ayobiojo and wife Ana are the parents of two sons. Eniolami teaches math at the Jackson Mann K-8 School in Boston and is a minister in his local church.

    Kelley English married Andrew Wideman on August 2, 2014, purchased a home in Goshen, NY in October 2014 and celebrated three years of owning Kelley Jean’s Restaurantin Goshen, NY.

    Amy Tannger Goldberg was married this past July to future chiropractor Norris Goldberg. The wedding took place in Narragansett, RI and bridesmaids included Lasell classmates Jordan Bruni Fiorenzano, Tracy Dube and Lindsay Nigro. Jacqueline Janda lives in Watertown, MA and is an accountant for an IT company. She is into competitive running, anything from 5ks to marathons. This past November, she ran the Disney Wine and Dine Half-Marathon and finished 19th out of 1483 people in her age division (25-29). Overall, she finished 359/11966 people.

    Ricardo Sanon moved to Butte, MT in September, where he is athletic department coordinator at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. He is engaged to Montana Tech’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach Carly Van Dyke.

    Michelle Acosta Keller married Sean Keller ‘07 in July 2013. They live in Los Angeles, where he assistant general manager of the Westchester Golf Course and Driving Range and Michelle is the buyer/merchandiser at the Los Angeles Country Club in Beverly Hills. “No kids, but we just got a cat!”

    Michelle Acosta '08 and Sean Keller '07

    Lisa Jesse Kosarka got married in St. Lucia in May 2013 and moved to Atlanta, GA in February 2014.


    2010: Class Secretary: Heather Oblon

    Jessica Cipri is project managing the monthly J.Crew Catalog at the J.Crew corporate office in New York, interfacing with stylists, photographers, copywriters, merchandisers and art directors. Jessica has lived in NYC for four years.

    Sarah Salhaney married James Duguay ‘05 in October at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, MA. Sarah, a Business grad, is a personal lines manager at Salhaney Insurance Agency; James, a Sport Management alum, is a B2B Training and Support Specialist at Clarks Americas. The couple recently bought a home in North Weymouth, MA. At their wedding they were joined by alums Eric Knapp ‘05, Matthew Reilly ‘06, Heather Oblon and  Plack.

    As undergraduates, Danielle Lisko and Kevin Lang ‘08 met at the legendary R.J. Crowley’s (now “The Local”) a few weeks before Kevin graduated. They stayed in touch over the years and now are planning an October 2015 wedding.

    Samantha Plack and her sister Allie trained for their first half-marathon, the Walt Disney World Wine and Dine this past fall, and finished in just over two hours. They raised over $2,000 for a local Red Sox-affiliated charity, Pitching in For Kids, which will go toward upgrading underfunded sports facilities statewide.

    Samantha Plack '10 and her sister Allie Plack

    2011: Class Secretary: Kimberly “Kim” Hooper

    Actress Emmalyn Anderson of Boston is being repped by RWC Management. She recently appeared in Trouble With Women,a festival circuit hit.

    Derrick Damon Harper is an internal contractor for Digitas Advertising and does healing work through basketball with Chelsea, MA youth.

    2012: Class Secretary: Kasey Looney

    Shane Cardillo is a paraplanner and operations manager for Ameriprise Financial, Inc. in Braintree, MA. He lives in Brighton, MA with two former Lasell roommates.

    Chelsea Cleary works in accounts payable/payroll with Marriott in Waltham, MA.

    Abbey Daniel-Green is an associate producer for Viewpoint Creative, a Boston-based ad agency. She lives in Belmont with fellow Lasell alums Amanda Tyler, Jess Carroll and Lea Piazas ‘13.

    Brandon Gilson recently was promoted to associate GM of ticket sales at IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions with Boston College Athletics. When Brandon’s not busy “providing a memorable game-day experience for his clients,” he can be found spending time in the city with family and friends.

    Adriana Hoffman-Charles lives in Boston, teaches preschool at Crispus Attucks Children’s Center and is pursuing an M.Ed. at Liberty University. She is married with a one-year-old son.

    Juliann LeBlanc lives in the Boston area and is director of the Cooks After School Program for Needham Public Housing. She also works as a US site manager for Friends Forever, USA, a peace-building, nonprofit agency that brings together young people from Northern Ireland with peers from Israel.

    Kasey Looney is a paralegal at Boston law firm Collora, LLP and lives with fellow Lasers Hannah Cebry and Taylor Curran ‘11 in South Boston, MA.

    Matthew Mahoney lives in Holliston, MA, is close to finishing his master’s degree in Sport Leadership at Lasell, coaches wrestling at Holliston High School, is head JV baseball coach at Ashland High School and is director of Baseball Operations/13U head coach for the Shamrock Baseball Club, based out of Rockland, MA.

    Elizabeth “Liz” McGeoy was promoted to development manager at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Natick, MA.

    Briana Nestor is a project manager/editor at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Victoria Sokoly got her M.Ed. in December and graduates in May with a CAGS degree and plans a career in school psychology.

    Ainsley Wolfe works with special interest alumni groups at Odysseys Unlimited. She lives in Brighton, MA with fellow Lasers Ashley Doak, Kelsey Corriea and Tiffany Potter.

    2013: Class Secretary: William “Will” Dempsey

    Christina Annicelli lives in Northfield, NH with fiancé Calvin Finemore. Christina teaches English at Parker Academy in Concord, NH and is pursuing a master’s degree at Plymouth State University.

    Angelo Bertoni works in an entry-level position for his beloved Boston Red Sox and credits Lasell with helping him “network and make professional connections and lifelong friends.”

    Shauna Byrne lives on the South Shore, is a merchandiser at Marshalls, is pursuing an MA in Criminal Justice at Curry College and hopes to work within the Massachusetts court system.

    Casey Closter lives in Connecticut and is a manager at Francesca’s.

    William “Will” Dempsey is a business systems analyst for the Vermont Agency of Human Services and lives in Colchester, VT with Andrew Mayer ‘10.

    Nancy “Deana” Earle-Coppola continues to work in investing and developing real estate with her brother, Robert, both licensed agents billed as The Earle-Coppola Team for CK Realty Group.

    Kadijah Fofanah is a customer stylist at the French lingerie company Adore Me in New York City.

    Michael “Mike” Garozzo is media coordinator at Reading (MA) Community Television and has established his own video production company, 3 Point Productions, with his twin brother Joe.

    Mariah Kaplan is a nanny at Gymboree in Wrentham, MA and works in daycare at the YMCA.

    Carolyn “Carrie” Kenniston lives in East Boston, MA with her boyfriend Sean and kitten Puddles. A law school student, she participated in the National Trial Team this spring.

    Frankie Leone is a first-year student at Suffolk University Law School.

    Jamie Marshall is a first-year student at Suffolk University Law School, works in the legal department at Avid Technology and plans to become a college soccer referee.

    Jordan Molina lives in Connecticut, recently started a dog-sitting business and works in a coffee shop.

    Antonio Nesbitt is a legal research and training specialist with Thomson Reuters in Washington,DC, pursuing a master’s degree in Justice, Law and Criminology at American University.

    While planning a fall wedding, Victoria “Vicki” Pagano is pursuing an MS in Public Relations at Lasell and working at 1st Light Energy in Waltham, MA. She and fiance Bill Gilbert live in Brighton, MA.

    Catherine “Catie” Prince received an MS in Sport Management from Florida State University and works in media relations at Murray State University in Kentucky, where she is the main contact person for five varsity sports.

    Ariel Rao, a CAD designer at WR 9000, a New York City fashion company, recently purchased a condo in Queens, NY.

    Amanda Russo works at a Boston financial firm and lives in the South End with a roommate and her dog Velcro.

    2014: Class Secretary: Kevin Moloney

    Kaitlyn Brown is a sales associate/personal shopper for Neiman Marcus in Chicago, IL.

    Diane Coon teaches high-school English with the Peace Corps in Albania.

    Zachary Gray is an athletic communications assistant at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, “putting my Lasell BA in Sports Communication to good use.”

    Mariana Fernandez del Castillo teaches in Charlestown, MA using the Reggio Emilia approach “that makes parents, teachers and children equal co-constructors of learning.”

    Flannagh Fitzsimmons, a former Lasell Chair recipient, is a counselor in an adolescent assessment program and plans to pursue MSW and JD degrees. She lives with former Lasell Student Government President Kevin Moloney, who is an AmeriCORPS VISTA volunteer with Northern Essex Community College, in partnership with Lawrence High School, involved with civic engagement. Kevin is pursuing a master’s degree in higher education.

    Jennifer Freeman is working on an MBA in Sports Administration at Lynn University in Florida.

    Patrick Leung’s undergraduate internship with the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center turned into a fulltime job as a digital media associate, creating motion graphics for community and trade show events.

    Kristiana Litts is pursuing graduate studies in Education (School Counseling) at Fairfield University.

    Justin Miller is an executive producer for several Top 40 radio stations in upstate New York.

    Ashley Monck ran her first half-marathon in September soon after beginning an MSW program at Southern Connecticut State University. As part of her course work, she is interning at an urban New Haven high school.

    Jenna Zamary is pursuing a master’s degree in Moderate Disabilities through Lasell’s Fifth Year Program, working in literacy intervention at Peck Place School.


    Katie Ann LaChance '08 and Michael Elwell

    Victoria "Vicky" Pagano '13 and William Gilbert

    Richard Savon '08 and Carly VanDyke

    Danielle Lisko '10 and Kevin Lang '08


    Ginny Chow '05 and Nicholas Hopkins on September15, 2014

    Lindsie Cameron '07 and Randyl Stillman '07 on September 6, 2014

    Paul Dippolito '07 and Melissa Ubertini on November 7, 2014

    Michelle Acosta '08 and Sean Keller '07 in July 2013

    Amy Tannger '08 and Norris Goldberg in July 2014

    Sarah Salhaney '10 and James Duguay '05 in November 2014


    Amanda Chapman '11 welcomed a son, Alexander Garrison Boudreau, on May 31, 2014


    The Lasell community extends heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of those remembered here. Our ranks are diminished by their loss.


    Marjorie Parrish Green '29 on September 16, 2014

    Virginia Thomas Baxter '39 on February 12, 2015

    Jane Bartlett Wallace '40

    Madeline Vivian Murphy '41 on August 29, 2014

    Dorothy Macomber Vannah '41 on December 12, 2014

    Charlotte Bragg Burke '42 on July 13,2014

    Patricia Johnson '42 on November 19, 2014

    Martha "Marty" Pangborn Seidensticker '42 on August 10, 2014

    Marilyn McKendry Billmeyer '43 on October 28, 2014

    Constance Arley Brown '45 on June 29, 2014

    Lillian Feneley Cooley '45 on February 28, 2014

    Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45 on October 21, 2014

    Mary-Lou Fisher Burness '45 on January 5, 2015

    Molly Ing Louis '46 on November 3, 20144

    Carol Powles Delpo '47 on September 7, 2010

    Patricia Terry Chase '49 on January 2, 2015

    Nancy Ahlgren Colena '49

    Patricia Troup Dye '49 on November 3, 2014

    Elizabeth Kerrivan Davidson '50 on August 24, 2013

    Helen Panesis George '50 on October 11, 2014

    Virginia Hopson Griffin '50 on July 29, 2014

    Nancy Gotier Fein '52 on July 19, 2012

    Jean Ewart Borman '53 on July 19, 2014

    Janet Hart Wilson '53 on October 17, 2014

    Sara Rojas Casarella '54 on September 10, 2010

    Maxine Seidel Lyle '55 on October 5, 2014

    Sally Quicke Reiss '56 on December 21, 2014

    Gail Jackson '58 on January 1, 2015

    Sandra Johnson Hendrickson '59 on December 12, 2013

    Jane Kremer Bray '60 on July 19, 2014

    Barbara Hall Malestein '63 on April 28, 2014

    Sue Kutenplon '73 on November 24, 2014

    Nancy Hall Young '75 on Novemver 28, 2014

    Faculty and Staff:

    Elaine Callahan Cavanaugh on October 9, 2014, former Rockwell Child Study Center director

    Constance Milner on January 3, 2015, former Nursing Program Director

    Kathryn C. "Kate" Crehan Bowmna on January 14, 2015, Brennan Library head of curculation

    Juliette Fage on February 1, 2015