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Joan Kurtze Mitchell ’69

Joan Kurtze Mitchell ’69 teaches at St. John’s Academy in Hillsdale, New Jersey, and tries to see her five grandchildren as often as possible, though none live close. Her son Mark teaches at the Naval Academy; if anyone has relatives attending, let her know.

Margaret Morrow Becht ’65

Margaret Morrow Becht ’65 is looking for fellow 1965 alumnae not yet found by her classmate Kay Murphy Goldman.

Priscilla Anne O’Connell ’67

Priscilla Anne O’Connell ’67 has retired and is enjoying cruising. In 2014 she went to the southern Caribbean with her family, and traveled to the Panama Canal this past winter. She is the proud grandmother of two boys under 2, whom she and her husband babysit every week.

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.

Eileen Luongo O’Donnell ’69

Eileen Luongo O’Donnell ’69 has retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the children and parents of the Dillon Child Study Center. Eileen began at the Dillon Center immediately after her graduation from St. Joseph’s College, and has been an integral part of that special place ever since.