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Marsilia “Marcy” Boyle ’69

Marsilia “Marcy” Boyle ’69 was thrilled to meet a contingent of SJC students at the annual spring cleanup of McGolrick park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As a board member of the McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance, it was great to see this fraternity volunteering to support a community group undertaking.

Marion Staria Wittine ’65

Marion Staria Wittine ’65 has fond memories of St. Joseph’s College. Although she has lost contact with her classmates — especially from her chemistry classes — she still remembers them in her prayers. Most of Marion’s life was spent in Iowa, but she and her husband, Al, are now wintering in Sequim, Washington, and enjoying great weather.

Mary Butz ’69

Mary Butz ’69, a member of the St. Joseph’s College Board of Trustees, regrets to announce the death of her nephew, John Joseph Butz. John was son of alumna Justine Donohue Butz ’60.

Christina McCullagh Cronin ’65

Christina McCullagh Cronin ’65 went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land last fall with her son, Kevin. She came back to the good news that my daughter, Deirdre (Kevin’s twin sister), is expecting her first baby in May, which will be Christina’s eighth grandchild.

Louise Belvedere Caldi ’67, Ph.D.

In retirement from the Smithsonian Institution (SI), Louise Belvedere Caldi ’67, Ph.D., volunteers as a “Monuments Woman” with the SI Provenance Research Initiative, working on objects acquired during the Nazi era.

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.