Please remember in your prayers the special intentions from the Xavier High School community listed here:
- The Reverend Robert P. Ricciardi, 67, pastor of St. Bridget's Church in Cheshire who passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Yale New Haven Hospital.
- 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.
Here are the listings which we will be publishing in our next (Winter 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).
Elizabeth (Chappell) Bongo passed away peacefully on December 22, 2012, one day before her 77th birthday, at the Port Saint Lucie Nursing & Restorative Care Center. Elizabeth, most commonly known as Betty, was the grandmother of Christopher Bongo `11 and Jonathan Bongo `16.
Kathleen (Foster) Brede, 82, of Portland died November 14, 2013 at Middlesex Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen was the mother of David F. Brede `78. She was also the grandmother of David F. Brede, Jr. `04 and Michael B. Brede `07.
Robert "Bob" Ciarleglio, Sr., 79, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on May 1, 2013 after a long illness. He was the grandfather of Nicholas Maturo `14. Memorial donations can be made in Robert's name to the Xavier Fine Arts Facility Upgrade, Xavier High School, 181 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT 06457.
Marion (Frazier) Feitel, 94 passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Middlesex Health Care Center. She was the mother of Past Director of Alumni Devlopment and history teacher Richard Feitel and Gregg Feitel `81. Marion was also the grandmother of Bryan Feitel `86.
Robert L. LaBissoniere `68 (Yearbook photo), age 63 of Coventry, Ct., passed away peacefully November 9, 2013 with family by his side. Born in Meriden, Ct., he was a graduate of Xavier High School and the Charter Oak State College where he received a B.S. in Health Studies. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was a Combat Medic (Corpsman). He received his LPN license upon discharge. Bob worked at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Newington, CT as an Orthopedic Technologist.
Bob enjoyed the outdoors, playing pool with his buddies, motorcycles, and rooting for his New York Giants. He especially loved his four-legged boys, Zak, Harley, Trooper, Coal, Banff, and Sam. As a senior at Xavier, Bob was a member of the bowling team.
Alice M. (Behenna) McRae, age 93 of Hingham, MA, formerly of Jupiter, FL, Hull and Stoneham, died peacefully November 24, 2013, at the Bridges by Epoch in Hingham, surrounded by her loving family. Alice was the sister of Brother Eugene Behenna, C.F.X., former faculty member who is in residence at Xavier.
Martin John Moore, 51, of Meriden, passed into eternal life on December 2, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Martin was the father of Brennan Moore `13.
Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X., 85, a member of the Xaverian Brothers community in Melrose, died on November 9, 2013 following several years of declining health. Brother Robert was appointed first Headmaster of Xavier High School in Middletown, CT and led the school through its first four years, 1963-1967.
He graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1945 and then entered the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. After graduating from Catholic University in 1951, his teaching apostolate first brought him to Flaget High School in Louisville, KY, which was followed by a return to Catholic University where he completed graduate studies in theology and philosophy. In 1975, he received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College.
His manifold career included teaching at the Xaverian Brothers Novitiate and at Ryken High School in Leonardtown, MD. He then served as Director of Studies at St. John's Preparatory School in Danvers from 1960-1963. After his term as first Headmaster of Xavier High School, Brother Robert then served for several years as Novice Master and Scholastic Director at Newton Highlands. He also taught philosophy at Newton College of the Sacred Heart before returning to St. John's Prep where he taught philosophy and psychology for five years and advanced placement physics for ten years. From 1986 until his retirement in 1992, he served as Headmaster of Malden Catholic High School.
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.