Prayer Intentions

Prayer Intentions

Please remember in your prayers the special intentions from the Xavier High School community listed here:

  • We pray for peace in the world.
  • Fr. Greg Galvin, the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Norwich,  continues a diocesan wide prayer campaign on behalf of the nine seminarians currently studying for the priesthood in Norwich, including Xavier's former Dean of Faculty formation Peter Langevin. 

You may submit Prayer Intentions here.  We will post these for at least a month.

In Memoriam

Here are the listings which we will be publishing in our next (Summer 2014) edition of Xavier Today. Please remember these deceased members of the Xavier High School community.  We recognize here alumni, faculty and staff, and members of their immediate families (including grandparents). Please send us an email with news of any current deaths that you do not see listed here.  Please include the date of death and where the obituary or announcement was published (newspaper or funeral home).

Antoinette “Toni” (Faraci) Dadario, 86, lifelong resident of Middletown, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2014 at Wadsworth Glen Health Care Center. She was the Mother of William R. Hewitt, Jr. `71 and and Carey M. Hewitt `74. She was the grandmother of Shawn William Hewitt `10.

Thomas W. Harrington `12
(Yearbook photo), age 20, of Killingworth died on March 19, 2014. Tom was a four year member of the Xavier football team and was a guard and inside linebacker on the 2010 and 2011 State Championship teams. Tom received cum laude recognition  on the National Latin Exam. He was a homeroom representative on for the Student Activities Council. Tom also participated in Indoor Track & Field as a sophomore. After graduation, Tom enrolled at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

William Joseph Harrison
, 90, of Ridge, LI passed away on April 4, 2014.  He was the grandfather of Xavier English teacher Mr. John Popielaski.
Brittany Leigh Holland, 25, of Hebron, died unexpectedly March 10, 2014. Brittany was the sister of Jake Holland `17.

Albert F. Mancarella, 80, of Middletown died March 16, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. Albert was the grandfather of Garrett Byrne `09 and Riley Byrne `14.

Marian (Bednar) Patnaude, 84, was gently called to heaven on March 24th, 2014. Marian was the mother of Fran Patnaude `70, Steve Patnaude `73 and mother-in-law of Greg Hancock `79. She was also the grandmother of  Matthew Hancock `07.

Margaret (Maggie) Augur Sherban, 49, died peacefully on March 13, 2014 at home surrounded by her beloved family. She was the mother of Rory Sherban `17.

Mildred (Truslow) Sindelar, 83, of Haddam, wife of the late Walter Sindelar, Sr. died April 11, 2014 at Connecticut Hospice of Branford. Mildred was the grandmother of Matthew Micowski `02 and Mark Micowski `07 and the mother-in-law of Michael Micowski `67.

Michael Brian Skinner `91 (Yearbook photo), age 40 of East Hampton, beloved son of Judith Skinner and the late Wayne Skinner, died March 1st, at Hartford Hospital. Born Oct. 7, 1973, in Middletown, Michael grew up in East Hampton and was a 1991 graduate of Xavier High School. He attended Central Connecticut State University, where he received his teaching degree. Michael was employed as a dog groomer at Pampered Pets in Windham. At Xavier, Michael ran cross-country, indoor and outdoor track as a freshman and sophomore, participated in SADD as a junior, and worked as a member of the Musicals and Prom Committee in his junior and senior years.

LeRoy M. "Roy" Thelen, age 78, of Avon, MN peacefully passed away surrounded by his family on April 6,2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN. He was the grandfather of Noah Kagel `17.

For listings from previous editions of Xavier Today, we invite you to visit our Xavier Today Magazine library and view the In Memoriam section found in each issue.
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