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Zana Bailey Russell ’79

Zana Bailey Russell ’79 has retired and lives in New York, but spends winter months in Florida. Her daughter, Heather, is a lawyer married and has two children, Nyah and Christian Loux. Zana’s son, Wayne, works for Delta and has a wonderful son, Osiris Russell-Delano.

Susan Schlipf Peo ’74

After a 13-year career with the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre, Susan Schlipf Peo ’74 has been teaching in the Levittown (New York) School District for the past 18 years and sits on the Committee for Preschool Special Education. Happily married for 32 years, she and her husband, Billy, travel and cruise as often as they can. Their two adult sons, Ian and Brendan, live nearby, and Brendan recently earned a master’s degree in special education.

Vicky Castagna ’74

After retiring from federal government employment in 2006, Vicky Castagna ’74 took her first semester off from teaching at the University of Scranton. She continues to volunteer as an emergency medical technician and a crisis counselor, and she cherishes every minute of it.

Elaine Thoelen Mastrapasqua ’71

Elaine Thoelen Mastrapasqua ’71 retired from the YMCA in December 2012. Last summer, she and her husband, Stephen, spent two weeks in Alaska, where they enjoyed a cruise and travel by domed railcar. Their most memorable moments were catching a salmon, seeing the Mendenhall Glacier and eating reindeer sausage. Last September, the couple celebrated their 35th anniversary while on a cruise from New York City to Halifax, Nova Scotia. While docked in Boston, they arranged to meet a priest formerly from their Saratoga parish, who performed an anniversary ceremony and again blessed their wedding rings.

Frances Caruso Ruggiero Pasquel ’70

Frances Caruso Ruggiero Pasquel ’70 retired from Yonkers Public Schools and from her executive vice president position in the Yonkers Federation of Teachers. She was married in October 2013 to Tom Pasquel, and took a honeymoon cruise to the eastern Caribbean, where the couple swam with dolphins. She is a proud grandmother of four: Troy, Cole, Gabrielle and Iliana.

Margaret M. Dwyer Minson ’70, Ed.D.

Margaret M. Dwyer Minson ’70, Ed.D., has been appointed president of Brooklyn’s Bishop Kearney High School. She served as SJC’s vice president for institutional advancement from 1990 to 2002.