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Frances Caruso Ruggiero ’70

Frances Caruso Ruggiero ’70 was married on October 25 to Tom Pasquel. Fran has retired from the Yonkers Public Schools in July. She is happy to announce she welcomed a new granddaughter, Iliana Frances, in March 2013, bringing the total count to four grandchildren, all under the age of 5.

Dianne Piwinski ’72 and Catherine Steinmann ’72

Dianne Piwinski ’72 and Catherine Steinmann ’72 had the distinct pleasure of hosting a 25th anniversary of ordination for their pastor, the Rev. Russell Governale, of St. Adalbert’s Parish in Elmhurst. The celebration also turned out to be a mini-St. Joseph’s reunion as Father Russell’s aunt Margaret Locurto Governale ’48, cousin Judith Jacobsen Corbellini ’65, sister Elena Governale O’Sullivan ’81, and brother-in-law Michael O’Sullivan ’82 are all SJC alums. The SJC group was completed with Judith Uhlir Sherry ’65. Pictured are Cathy Steinmann, Elena Governale O’Sullivan, the Rev. Russell Governale, Margaret Locutro Governale, Judy Jacobsen Corbellini, Dianne Piwinski and Judy Uhlir Sherry.

Elizabeth Bartoloma ’73

Elizabeth “Betty” Bartoloma ’73 lives in Marine Park, Brooklyn, and retired in 2008. She enjoys book clubs, bowling and beading.

Maryanne Carrino ’73

Maryanne Carrino ’73 has been teaching for 24 years in South Brunswick, N.J., and enjoying her first grandchild, William Gerald.

Nora Alfieri Collis ’73

Nora Alfieri Collis ’73 recently moved to Longboat Key, Fla., and is now officially a “snowbird.” Nora celebrated her 40th  anniversary in June. She is a proud grandmother to, Averie, 4; Austin, 2; and Owen, 1.

Cathy Ulmer Condon ’73

Cathy Ulmer Condon ’73 is teaching science in East New York, Brooklyn. She has two adult sons, Tom and Brian, who are living in Bay Ridge.