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Class of 1973 50th Reunion

Class of 1973, we hope you will save the date to join us back home on campus for your your long-awaited 50th Reunion: June 9-11, 2023! 

The 50th Reunion is a special moment in your Fairfield journey and we are excited to celebrate with you! Planning is already underway for a weekend full of festivities just for you and your classmates and there is much to look forward to!

On Friday evening you will have the chance to reconnect and reminisce with your classmates as you kick off your milestone reunion with a special welcome reception. On Saturday, the Class of 1973 will officially be inducted as the newest members of the prestigious group of alumni known as our “Golden Stags” at an exclusive ceremony and luncheon. Then, for the first time, the 50th Reunion class will join the 5th through 45th classes for the Reunion Dinner Dance on Bellarmine Lawn.

Check back often for more information on your Reunion! A tentative schedule will be released soon and registration will open in March 2023. 

For questions regarding your Reunion, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 or email reunions@fairfield.edu. We can’t wait to welcome you back home to Fairfield in June! 

Our Goals

43%

Our Goal:
100 Donors

Our Progress:
43 Donors to Date

39%

Our Goal:
$50,000

Our Progress:
$19,785 to Date

50th Reunion Fairfield Journeys

A lot has happened since your time at Fairfield - and we want to hear about it! 

Please consider writing a short narrative of your “journey” since graduation. A collection of these reflections will be compiled and live on your Class's personal webpage after you become "Golden Stags." Even if you cannot attend your Reunion, we encourage you to submit an entry. Previous 50th Reunion classes have found these memories to be inspiring, and have appreciated the chance to reconnect with classmates and hear about their lives after graduation. We need as many entries as possible to make this project a success, and will continue to remind you to participate!

Your story can highlight a wide range of things – from your professional career to your family, hobbies and personal life. You may submit your entry in the following ways:

• Online by filling out our online form at www.fairfield.edu/classof1973journeys
• E-mail it to reunions@fairfield.edu 
• Mail your submission (with the above questions/answers) to Fairfield University,
Attn: Colleen McGinn, 1073 No. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
• Call Colleen at (203) 254-4280 with any questions.

 

Tentative Weekend Schedule

Event Time Location
Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room keys, and schedules.
4 – 10 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
Class of 1973 Welcome Back Dinner
Kick off your 50th Reunion by getting reacquainted with your classmates at this casual buffet dinner!
Dress code: Casual
6 p.m. TBD
Event Time Location
Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-in
Check in and pick up your name tags, tickets, room assignments, and schedules.

(Registration will close at 10:30 a.m. to shift to the Dolan School of Business ahead of the Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon. Housing keys will still be available for pickup in the Kelley Center until 6 p.m.)
9 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Aloysius P. Kelley Center
Golden Stags Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
Celebrate the Class of 1973's official induction into the Golden Stags at this special ceremony with University President, Mark R. Nemec, PhD. Each attendee will have their photo taken with the President.
11 a.m. Dolan School of Business, Event Hall
Free Time at Fairfield
Enjoy your afternoon after your Induction Luncheon to explore your old stomping grounds! Visit a favorite — or new — building on campus, stop by the Fairfield Art Museum or the Walsh Art Gallery, or venture over to the Taste of Fairfield and join the other Reunion Weekend attendees!
Noon Fairfield University Campus
Reunion Weekend Mass
Join us in prayer and reflection for a special Mass honoring all reunion-year alumni and remembering classmates who have passed on.
5:30 p.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola
Reunion Weekend Registration and Check-In
Check in and pick up your name tags, dinner tickets, and housing keys.
Due to limited seating, Saturday evening events require advance reservations. Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed admission.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bellarmine Hall
Reunion Dinner Dance
Enjoy a gourmet buffet dinner, then dance the night away! Your registration includes two drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.
CASH ONLY.
6:30 p.m. – Midnight Bellarmine Great Lawn (Rain or Shine)
Event Time Location
Coffee, Check-out and Key Return
Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee while saying goodbye to your friends and classmates. Return your keys to one of the housing desks located in the residence hall lobbies or at the Barone Campus Center Information Desk to receive a coupon toward our breakfast food trucks – see below. Or if you're in a hurry, take advantage of our express check-out! Key envelopes will be available in your rooms so that you can deposit keys in the Express Check-out boxes located in each housing facility. Please be considerate and return your keys to avoid lock change fees.
8 a.m. – Noon Barone Campus Center (BCC)
Breakfast Food Trucks
As you check out of your room, grab a bite to eat before getting on the road – we'll even give you a coupon to use toward your purchase if you hand in your room key to a staff member in the BCC or in your residence hall!
9 a.m. – Noon Barone Campus Center (BCC) Traffic Circle
Sunday Mass
If you missed our Reunion Mass on Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to attend Sunday Mass with other members of the Fairfield community.
11 a.m. Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola

Reunion Committee & Classmates

If you wish to learn more about, and/or join the Committee, please email Carolyn Garibaldi, Senior Associate Director of Reunion Giving, at cgaribaldi@fairfield.edu.

Peter Ferrara
Kenneth Fredyna
Elaine Green
Bob Matthews
James McCarthy
Richard Metz
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick
Dan Sullivan
Mark Wilson

Here is a look at where your classmates have relocated to after graduation. 

Alabama
Ray Kosak

Arizona
William Devery
Barry Hartnett
Christopher Kinney
John Lynch
Beryl (Drouant) Neyrey

California

John Burland
Anthony Capasso
John Dwyer
Susan (Mitchell) Harper
George Holder
Kevin McKee

Colorado
Donald Richardson
Frank Wittland

Connecticut
Carolyn (Murphy) Agoglia
John Argento
Michael Argento
Richard Baker
John Balint
Robert Bartosiak
Bart Beardsley
Hugh Blake
Alicia (Velazquez) Blanchard
Robert Bouza
Daniel Braccio
Kevin Braun
Daniel Brennan
Thomas Broadhead
Carl Brueggestrat
Stephen Bzdyra
Michael Callahan
David Canestrari
Alan Capasso
Philip Carzasty
Anthony Caserta
Carmine Ciccarelli
Robert Cloutier
Lila Coddington
Michael Coe
Nicholas Collicelli
William Collier
Michael Condon
William Corey
Brian Coroso
Paul DeVitto
Philip DiMenno
Andre Dorval
Kenneth Doughty
Stanley Drazkiewicz
Thomas Duffy
Robert Eberhard
David Fabbri
John Ferencz Jr. 
Peter Ferrara
Thomas Fox
Victor Fraulo
Kenneth Fredyna
Dolores Galen-Kloepfel
Robert Gambardella
Frank Gentilesco Jr. 
Peter Giuliano
Kathryn (Christiani) Gniadek
Richard Gordon
Timothy Grace
Elaine Green
William Guerrera
Anthony Gugliotti
Anton Hebenstreit
Thomas Henry
Steven Hinchey
Stanley Hiriak
John Horan
Bruce Howard
James Hoyt
Joseph Jasuirkowski
Maureen (Murphy) Keller
Martin Kelly
John Kinney
Michael Knight
Wlliam Kohl
Robert Kunces
Robert LaFlamme
Gene LaPorta
Walter Lohotsky
Peter Madden
John Mandable
Frank Manfredi
Joseph Marcino Jr. 
Jo-Ann (Gardiner) Marron
J. Kevin McCormick
Mark McGuire
Gary Meagher
William Merritt
Richard Metz
Paul Miano
John Miggins
John Mora
William Mraz Jr.
Richard O'Connor 
Martin O'Connor
Patrick O'Leary Jr. 
David O'Leary
Carmen Onalfo
Gary Peloquin
Nicholas Peters
James Pilch
Richard Pinto
Robert Pizone
Michael Plude
Donald Pogoda
Vincent Procaccini
Lawrence Puzzo
Joseph Ramondetta
Kurt Raschi
Robert Reilly
Clinton Roberts
Gary Roscillo
William Ryan Jr. 
Thomas Santaniello
Daniel Sciarra
Mary (Donnarumma) Sharnick
Philip Sherwood
Terrence Shortelle
Raymond Sierakowski
William Slattery
Shaun Slocum
Robin Smith
Francis Smoko
Christopher Spence
Thomas Spievak
David Stone
Paul Stuhlman
Walter Sullivan
Richard Supp
Jonathan Swift
Catherine (Lacobelle) Teitell
Richard Tereba
John Thiel
Kenneth Thomas
Paul Toaso
John Toomey
Robert Tremaglio
Gregory Turaj
Alan Tyma
Robert Unkel
Susan (Arcari) Vaichus
Richard Wallace
Franklin Wilson
Bruce Wollschlager
Thomas Wood
Christopher Ziogas
 
DC
Thomas Damato

Delaware
Robert Byrn
Kevin McGonegal

Florida
W. Kevin Bennett
Larry Benson
Thomas Bligh
M. Gregory Bohnsack
Steven Boyle
Leonard Branch
Reinaldo Castello
Charles Demos
Helen (McVann) Demos
Luis Diaz-Albertini
Gerard Gorman
Christopher Haffner
Janet Heim
Catherine (Buxton) Holmquist
Carol (Willinger) Huling
Kenneth Kalva
Terence Leary
John Mayock
Gary McCarthy
Peter McDonald
Kevin Mitchell
Pedro Ortiz
Peter Pettie
Robert Reilly
John Roche
John Romeo
James Ryan
Harry Scanlan
James Stenger
William Striebe
John Sullivan Jr. 
James Truelove
Robert Yergeau Jr. 

Georgia
Peter Donovan
Alfred Fox JR. 
Kenneth Franco
Alfred Gabriele
George Groom
Rory McCarthy
James Petrosini
Julies Toraya

Iowa
Robert Keefe

Illinois
Mary Jo (Toland) Fields
James Hasler
Frederick MAsnato
John Potterton

Indiana
Edmund Kenar

Massachusetts
Donald Boucher
Frederick Carter
James Christino
George Collins Jr. 
Robert Conway
Charles Cooney
Michael D'Andrea Jr. 
Michael DiVenuto
Frederick Dunlap
Martin Eagan
Kevin Fay
David Fleming
David George
Christopher Gregor
David Griffin
Thomas Hoke
Kenneth MacNulty
William Mahoney
Richard Marshall
James McEttrick
William Melaugh
John Monahan Jr. 
Terence Murphy
Stephen O'Malley
Craig Palmer
Edawrd Paradise Jr. 
Steven Sabra
Robert Sheridan
Claire Starrett
Stephen Thibault
John Timbone Jr. 
Robert Treano
William Tribou
Daniel Veale
Thomas Wagner
Mark Wilson

 

 

Maryland
James Camarata
Anatol Dinbergs
Lawrence Halloran
Eric Munley
Bruce Zwicker

Maine
Raymond Farrell
John Mekrut Jr. 
Thomas Osborne
Alan Salvini
William Vickerson

Minnesota
Joseph Lapp
Edward O'Brien
William Springer

North Carolina
Brian Blakeley
Robert Deerin
Raymond Garassino Jr. 
William Homa
Gray Janowsky
Thomas Kaluzynski
James Krotki
Thomas McElrath
William Ramaccia
Suzanne (Distefano) Waite
Lawrence Wills
Robert Zukoski 

New Hampshire
John Bopp
John Kondos
Richard LeFebvre
Charles Matthews
Thomas Sowinski Sr. 
Donald Starski
Michael Warner

New Jersey
John Altieri
Deborah (Murphy) Bisbe
Robart Blass
Terry Bottinelli
Paul Buckley
James Buist
Francis Cherichello
Edward Chibaro
Susan Cusano
Edward DeFeo
Ernest Gardella
Christopher Goedecke
Gregory Goossens
John Hogan
James Kavanaugh
James Lewis
Thomas Loester
Joseph Macaluso
Dennis Madej
Robert Manetta
Thomas Manni
Pascal Marinello
Marianne (Kelly) Martens
Kevin McCann
James McCarthy
Thomas McDonough
Bernard Monks
Eugene Mulvaney
Stephen Murphy
Ross O'Hanlon Jr. 
William Richards
Charles Rooney
John Schanck
William Schwaner
Michael Scirocco
Paul Spatz
L. Paul Starkey
Robert Szewczyk
Paul Walsh
Christopher Weigl

Nevada
Robert Bruderman

N
ew York
William Beyer
Robert Blair
Gregory Brown
Dennis Cannon
Robert Cefoli
Stephen Conk
John Depaola
Mark Dunning
Richard Fagan
Thomas Faranda
Richard Fitzsimons
William Graham
Philip Hanley
Stephen Hofmann
James Houlihan
Cynthia (Farhart) Kahn
Edward Kubik
Robert Lapping
Thomas Leahy
Michael Linnemann
Daniel Loparco
Stephen Marchiony
Robert Matthews
Denise McGowan
Francis McKenna
Frederick Muratori
Richard Muphy
Paul Novotny
Nancy Olewine
John Oliver
Peter Owen
Rudolph Pino Jr. 
Frank Reeves
Michael Riner
Michael Royston
John Schuler
Gloria (Bivona) Sciavolino
John Sheehan
Patrick Teubner
James Trakis
Thomas Vetri
Dennis Wagner
Lawrence Wilkes
Michael Zarcone

Ohio
Terence horan

Oregon
Joel Agresta
Robert Wilson

Pennsylvania
Thomas Alfano
E. David Barth
Robert Boudreau
Timothy Byrne
MIchael Gallo
Timothy McEndy
Victor Nau
John O'Rourke Jr. 
Jon Reilly

Puerto Rico
Frank Ohotnicky

Rhode Island
Gary Bowen
David Brannick
Richard Morelli
Mark O'Donnell
Daniel Sullivan Jr. 
Brendan Whelan
William Wood
Michael Yates

South Carolina
James Bagarazzi
John Donovan
Frederick Dudek
William Fagan Jr. 
John Fitzpatrick Jr. 
Peter Ginocchio
John Hahne
Paul Kirschmeier
Thomas Maguire
Peter McNaughton
Rosanna Pirri
Stephen Romano

Tennessee
David Corcoran
P. Stephen O'Brien

Texas
Steven Baldauf
David DiCamillo
Phillip Floyd
Joyce (Lasini) Galiette
Steve Papadopoulos Jr. 
William Robinson

Virginia
Robert Brogan
Anthony Cincota
Kevin Curtin
Thomas Dannaher
Anthony Daston
Thomas Healy
Susan (Teer) Howarth
Michael McCarthy
Thomas McDade
Richard Midlin
Michael Stanio

Vermont
Peter Keating
William Nolan
Brian O'Regan
Christine (Callinan) Powers

Washington
James Gallagher
Francis Goodman

No Home Address
Wayne Herzog
Mary Maher

Last updated June, 2022. 

Contact information (mailing address, phone number, and/or email address) for the following members of the Class of 1973 is missing from our database. If you know where your classmates are and/or how to get in touch, please e-mail alumni@fairfield.edu.

Peter Gabriel
Henry S. Guterres
Jo Anne Kosak

Last updated: November, 2022

As we prepare to celebrate the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1973, we remember in a special way the members of our class who have gone before us...

Eternal rest grant to them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May these and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Suzanne L. Barry
Raymond Bastnagel
William K. Bradshaw
Richard G. Brady
Patricia D. Brennan
William H. Carey III
Mel Cartoceti
Wayne M. Clinch
Joseph G. Collins
Daniel F. Condon
William C. Danton
Peter L. DeMizio
Bill Dziezyc
Robert Everlanka
Michael F. Farrell
Robert E. Fisher Jr.
Jeffrey A. Fortier
Gregory A. Foster
Paul L. Gallois
Joseph G. Goodhouse Jr.
Janet M. Hoffman
Patrick M. Hogan
Diane (DeCicco) Hoke
Donald J. Innes Jr.
Richard B. Kaminski
Russell T. Keenan
John D. Klein
Philip J. Lalka
Cynthia (Close) Larkin
Allan J. Lauderowicz
Kathleen F. Lenihan
Stephen M. Lennox
Mark R. Lombardi
Carl M. Maffeo
James W. Maher

Daniel J. Mahoney
Kevin M. Manley
Christopher M. McCaffrey
Peter S. McClellan
James J. McDonnell III
Michael C. Metrione
Gerard G. Michaud
Timothy F. Monahan
Gerald J. Murphy
Richard Niedermeier
James B. Nolan Jr.
Thomas J. O'Malley
James G. O'Shaughnessy
Stephan Ouellette
Edward J. Palma
Kenneth G. Phelan
Glenn L. Phillips
Christine (Callinan) Powers
James G. Prochaska
Joseph A. Raskys
John J. Raymond
Thomas W. Ryan
Anthony S. Salerno
Livio Silvestri
David J. Skeffington
Bruce A. Solnik
Drake H. Sparkman III
Russell M. Spencer
Peter P. Trozzo Jr.
Reverend William F. Verrilli
Mark C. Vuono
Donald K. Warfel
Charles F. Wilson Jr.
Henry Winecker
Joseph S. Wixted III

Last updated: November, 2022

Year in Review

President of the United States

Richard Nixon

United States Population

211.9 million

Price of a Gallon of Gas

$0.39

Average Income

$7,580.16

World Series Champion

Oakland Athletics

Super Bowl Champion

Miami Dolphins

NCAA Basketball Champion

UCLA Bruins

Best Picture Academy Award

The Godfather

Song of the Year - Grammy Awards

"Killing Me Softly With His Song"

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration will open for Reunion in March 2023. In the meantime, make sure we have your most up-to-date contact information by logging into your Alumni Profile and reviewing/updating your record.
Great question! It is likely that either we do not have an updated email address on file for you. Please send your updated contact information to alumni@fairfield.edu. There is also a chance that you have accidentally unsubscribed from our outreach. Upon receiving your email with your new information, we will check your status and contact you if more action is needed. For questions, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-254-4280. 
At this time, we do anticipate having a limited amount of  on-campus housing in a location yet to be determined. On-campus housing will be available for purchase at the time of weekend registration.

Details will be made available in the coming months. Check back for updates!

Yes! A block of rooms has been reserved at the following hotels:

Trumbull Marriott Shelton (180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull, CT)
Rate: $145 per night for a king or double bed room.
Room rate is available Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 11. Rate expires May 19, 2023 or when full. Space is limited. 
To book, please visit the Trumbull Marriott Shelton online

Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford (6905 Main Street, Stratford, CT)
Rate: 
$169-189 per night for a queen studio suite or king 1-bedroom suite
Room rate is available Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 11. Rate expires May 9, 2023 or when full. 
Space is limited.
Too book, please visit the Homewood Suites online

Yes! You take a walk down memory lane and flip through the 1973 Manor yearbook made available by our library special archives!
Yes! Consider joining your Class of 1973 Facebook Group to reconnect with your classmates before the big weekend!

If you wish to learn more about, and/or join the Committee, please email Carolyn Garibaldi, Senior Associate Director of Reunion Giving, at cgaribaldi@fairfield.edu.

 

Feel free to contact us at any time!

The Office of Alumni Relations: (203) 254-4280
Email: alumni@fairfield.edu
Fax: (203) 254-4104
Website: www.fairfield.edu/50threunion

Colleen McGinn 
Director, Alumni Engagement
Email: cmcginn@fairfield.edu
Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2417

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