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Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch
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When: Sunday, November 1st
Where: St. Francis Preparatory School
6100 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Bro. Ralph Clifford, O.S.F. Auditorium
Fresh Meadows, New York  11365
Contact: Brother Robert Kent, O.S.F.

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On Sunday, November 1st, alumni, family and friends will once again gather at the Prep for the blessing of the latest additions of memorial bricks on the "Pathway to St. Francis" in conjunction with the Annual Alumni Memorial Mass and Brunch. Click here to view last year's photos.

Prior to the start of Mass and the "Blessing of the Bricks" will be presided over by Prep Chaplain, Father Bill Sweeney, and the school's Principal, Bro. Leonard Conway, O.S.F.   Bro. Leonard will host a brief ceremony for student recipients of two scholarships, their families and benefactors gathered as:

Each year, more than 400 alumni, friends and family members gather at this event which included a touching liturgy that honored the memories of all members of the Prep community who passed away over the last twelve months.  Alumni organizers read each name as family members process down the center aisle of the auditorium and place candles at the altar in remembrance of their loved one. 

Following Mass, attendees will move into the gymnasium for the “Raising of Memorial Banners” as another tribute to members of the St. Francis Prep Terrier athletic tradition who have passed away. This year's memorial honoree is former coach Jack Phelan. We would like to invite Jack’s former Basketball and Baseball Players and friends of Jack to join with his family in honoring Jack’s memory as guest of the Alumni Association to the ceremony and brunch in the school cafeteria.

Please note: If you plan to attend and wish to have a loved one remembered at this ceremony, please email Bro. Robert Kent, O.S.F at

Those Remembered at the Annual Memorial Mass on November 1st include the following:

Father Sylvan Conover, OFM   1941

Thomas Connors  1942
Edward Madden  1942
Phillip Wynne 1942
John Wright 1944
Bernard Gary 1945
Joseph Fioravanti 1946
Robert Catan 1947
Joseph Masco 1947
Edwin Howard 1948
Richard Saxton 1949
Edward Quigley 1950
Eugene Hughes 1951
Edward Kelly 1951
John Bonina 1954
John Donohue 1954
Father Thomas Heffernan 1954
Frank Lonigan 1954
Leonard Connolly 1955
Joseph Martin 1955
Patrick Moriarity 1955
Gary Scheuing 1955
Walter Meade 1958
Francis Fisher Jr. 1959
Larry Woelfel 1961
John McKenna 1962
Norman Liebman 1963
Thomas Doshna 1964
Nicholas Zucchero 1969
Howard O’Leary 1970
Mark Vecchione 1971
Basil Vincenzi 1972
Andrew Kobel 1973
Paul Smiertka 1973
William Barnes 1979
Nancy Portughese 1980
Michael Rush 1983
Meighan Coughlin 1986
Lori Francis 1990
Diane Grasser 1990
Joseph Szewczyk 1994
Jessica Yeager 1999
Matthew Lewis 2008

Michael Amen-close friend of the DeStefano Family

Thomas Alexander – father of Simmone ‘12
Stella Andrejko – mother of William ’63 & Thomas ‘67
Edward Brennan – brother of John ‘48
Harry Buhrandt – brother-in-law of John Guilfoyle (Plant Director)
Vidina Chetram – sister of Vishawn ‘09
John Colasanti – father-in-law of Cathie (Dean’s Office)
Mary Curley – mother of Mary ‘83
Marilyn Diehl – mother of Dylan Franklin ‘10
George Falidas – father of Vasilios ‘11
Carolyn Fesler – grandmother of Christopher ‘13
Tom Finn – Coach at Prep for many years
Bernard Gray – brother of Jim ‘54
Terry Halloran – cousin of Bro. Robert Kent, OSF (Alumni/Math Office)
Chrys Hatzis – father of Elena ’07, Mimi ’09 & Sofia ‘12
Catherine Inserra – grandmother of Tracy Houseman (Math Dept)
Laura Kelly – mother of Laura Hassett (Guidance Dept.)
Shui Ko – mother of Sunny ‘10
Anna Kudrys – mother of Alison ’04 & Jennifer Stryjewski ‘09
Brother George Larkin, OSF
Barbara Lozynski – mother of Brian ’96 & Keith ‘97
Thomas Lynch – father of Jane (English Dept.)
Francesca Mancuso – mother of Mario ‘87
Raymond McGinn – father of Daniel ‘97& brother of Tim ‘75
Brother Alexander Murphy, OSF
Alex Pennetti – uncle of Nancy DeStefano (Alumni/Development Office)
Joseph Francis Pramberger – son of Diane & Thomas ‘92
Joseph Randazzo – father of Brother Nicholas Randazzo O.S.F.
Janet Shavel – sister-in-law of Sofia Eide (Finance Office)
Stephen Shurina – father of Anne-Marie ’80, Stephen ’84, John ’86, & Susan ‘88
Catherine Sullivan – grandmother of Christian (Campus Ministry)
Kevin Sutton – grandson of John Burchianti ‘55
Fred Szostek – husband of Carolyn (Dean’s Office)
Thomas Szostek – brother-in-law of Carolyn (Dean’s Office)
Monserrate Tanon – father of Luz Ann ‘97
Louis Terrone – father of Bill (Science Dept.)
Lorraine Tuthill – grandmother of Steven ’00, & Mark ‘02
Alice Vallar – wife of Ron – Athletic Director at Holy Cross
Marcelo Vazquez – father of Nevica ‘09
Margaret Williams – sister of Betty Pietromonaco (Volunteer Office)
Constance Wing – mother of Juanita ‘89