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Violet Castana Falcone ’42

Diane Falcone Trentacoste regrets to announce that her mother, Violet Castana Falcone ’42, passed away in December 2013 at the age of 94.

Jennifer Piazza Kreuscher ’92

Jennifer Piazza Kreuscher ’92, a first grade teacher in the North Babylon Union Free School District, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Better Beginnings Award, which is sponsored by the Board of Regents and celebrates the life and career of Helen Bach Moss, a young New York state educator who passed away in 1988. It recognizes elementary teachers who are skilled at engaging young minds and nurturing relationships with elementary school students.

Laura Marques ’02

The Child Care Council of Suffolk Inc. has welcomed Laura Marques ’02 to its board of directors. Laura is a certified public accountant and director at the Fuoco Group LLP.

Jack Boyd ’74

Jack Boyd ’74 recently retired as the director of quality assurance at the Defense Contract Management Agency Long Island. Jack has founded a consulting firm, Jack G. Boyd & Associates LLC. His firm assists defense contractors throughout Long Island and New York City. In addition to St. Joseph’s, he also attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and earned an M.B.A. from Dowling College.

Rose Marie Calicchio Dunphy ’65

Rose Marie Calicchio Dunphy ’65 has released her newest book, The Scent of Italian Cooking. It is a cookbook of Italian-American recipes passed down to her from her grandmother, mother and other Italian relatives, as well as some that she created herself. The book is available on

Annette Di Salvo Boyle ’68

Annette Di Salvo Boyle ’68 retired five years ago after serving 33 years as a U.S. Customs Service inspector. She have been living in Bermuda for 35 years with her husband and corgi dog. She is also retired from her 25-year career as a teacher in Bermuda. Annette returns to New York every year to visit her sister and niece. She invites her 1968 classmates to look her up if they ever visit Bermuda.