The Bishop Fenwick High School Distinguished Service Society recognizes key individuals who have unselfishly given of their time, talents and treasure.
This Society recognizes men and women who have been connected to Bishop Fenwick High School as parents, alumni/ae, teachers, administrators and friends. People who make the extra effort as friends, faculty, parent volunteers, alumni, or as benefactors make the difference for Fenwick students.
The remarks under each inductee’s name were made at the time of the induction. Since that time some inductees have continued a wonderful relationship with Bishop Fenwick, others have retired and still others have returned to the hands of our Good God.
WE ARE GRATEFUL AND HONORED TO RECOGNIZE
|Sr. Marie Rose Julie, SND |
Mr. Stephen J. Czarnecki ’72
Mr. Kevin G. McCarthy P’98, ’00
Ms. Diane Colozzi Eromin
Sr. Geraldine Burns, SND
- Mr. Teddy & Mrs. Gina Jaworski P'68,'72, '75, '77, '78, GP'02
- Mr. James McHugh '67
- Mrs. Marie Wall
- Sr. Margaret Melville SND
TEDDY † and GINA JAWORSKI
Teddy and Gina Jaworski, parents of John '68, Teddy, Loretta '72, Dianne '75, Elizabeth '77, and Linda '78 have been part of the Fenwick family for over 33 years. Teddy and Gina have both been involved in beano and the football boosters since the Fall of 1964. Gina is a former member of the St. Benedict's Guild and since 1984 has been the O'Rourke Library Secretary. In the early years, Teddy was a member of the original Fathers Club and cared for the football field. Today, Teddy is the Program Director of Beano. Even after all their children graduated they continued their years of service with Fenwick.
JIM MCHUGH '67
Jim McHugh '67 graduated from Salem State College with a B.S. in Biology and an M.A. in School Administration. Jim was a starter on the Class C Football Championship team of 1965. He came back to Fenwick in 1971 as a teacher's assistant. In 1976, Jim was appointed Athletic Director. Jim has built up one of the strongest sports programs in the state. Under Jim's direction Fenwick has been awarded the Boston Globe Nason Award for overall excellence in high school athletics for 14 out of the last 15 years. Jim is married to Erin (Farley) McHugh '65. Jim's brothers-in-law, Jim Farley '63 and Jack Farley '68, also attended Bishop Fenwick. Jim is retired from the National Gaurd with the rank of Captain and 20 years of service.
Marie Wall has been a member of the English department at Bishop Fenwick High School since 1980. After graduating from St. Mary's Girls High School, Lynn, Marie received a B.A. in English from St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a M.A. from Salem State College. Marie's first position was at Nahant Junior High School where she taught for four years. During her years at Fenwick Marie helped shape the curriculum of the English department. One of her first contributions was to help in the development of the writing program which has prepared a multitude of graduates for college. More recently, Marie coordinated an extensive revision of the 12th grade curriculum to make British literature more valuable and relevant to the students of the 90's. In addition, she and Kate Hawke have published Writing a Research Paper on a Work of Literature. While Marie's love of language, literature and learning has inspired many students, all of her students have been grateful for her time, endless patience and encouragement.
SR. MARGARET MELVILLE, SND †
Sr. Margaret Melville S.N.D. was the Director of Guidance from September of 1982 until 1992. After graduating from St. Mary's Girls High School, Lynn, Sr. Margaret received her B.S. in Mathematics at Salem State College and an M.A. in Counseling from Boston College. Additionally, she has advanced studies at Emmanuel and Seton Hall College. Sr. Margaret began her career in the Lynn public schools and continued through the Notre Dame Academy, Roxbury, Worcester and Tyngsboro. Before coming to Fenwick she was in Administration at Hudson Catholic. Besides her educational work for the past 25 years, she has reached out to the North Shore community and established her own Elder Share program. This program has given over $230,000 to help the elderly, poor and needy.
Ted and Gina Jaworski
Sr. Margaret Melville
- Ms. Diane Colozzi Eromin
- Mr. Edward McNiff P’77, '78, '79, '81, GP '03, '05, '07, '10
- Sr. Joseph Leo Pietrowski, OP
- Mrs. Jacqueline McNiff '79 Regan
Diane Eromin has been teaching French and Spanish for twenty-two years, eighteen of which have been at Bishop Fenwick High School where she has also been Department Head since 1983. She graduated from Emmanuel College with a major in French and a minor in Italian. She holds an M.Ed. from Lesley College. Diane has taught every French course from first year French to Advanced Placement where her enthusiasm and creativity radiates in her classes. Two of her French Lessons have been published; the most recent is on the Web in Microsoft Encarta Lesson Collection. With twenty years of perfect attendance, Diane has thoroughly loved her Fenwick moments with her students in and out of the classroom. Throughout her years at Fenwick, she has been a Freshman homeroom teacher, a Freshman and J.V. basketball cheerleading coach, and she has helped costume eleven school plays. Her students have been the source of her inspiration and dedication. As she recalls what Christa McAuliffe once said, "I touch the future; I teach." She hopes to continue to enrich her students so that they, in turn, will learn to touch the lives of others.
Edward McNiff, father of Sharon '77, Maureen '78, Karol-Anne '79 and Kathleen '81, has been a part of Bishop Fenwick since 1973. At various times he has been a volunteer with the Physics and Chemistry lab classes, a coach for the girls basketball team for a summer season, a carpenter for the stage and scenery crew in the early days of the Drama Club, and part of the group who started the Pigskin Club. A member of the Boosters Club since 1977, Ed has served as Treasurer of this group since 1979. He and his wife Elaine have served on the Bishop Fenwick Advisory Board for many years. He is a graduate of St. John's Prep, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Recently retired after thirty-two years as a physicist, at the National Magnet Laboratory at MIT, he spends time with his ten grandchildren, tutors in Math, Chemistry, and Physics, and enjoys the challenge of working with students two days a week in the Zampell Computer Lab.
SR. JOSEPH LEO PIETROWSKI, OP
Sr. Joseph Leo Pietrowski, OP is a native of Newburyport. She entered the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine of Siena in 1950. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from DePaul University in Chicago and a M.A. in Mathematics from Boston College. Her teaching career began in Chicago at Sacred Heart; East Boston; Kearney Catholic in Nebraska; Colegio San Carlos in Puerto Rico; Ss. Simon and Jude in Brooklyn; and North Cambridge Catholic High School. After three years as Secretary to the Mother General in Kentucky, Sister arrived at Fenwick. She taught in the Mathematics Department before becoming Treasurer of the school. Sister has been active in the Bishop Fenwick Beano Boosters and the St. Benedict Guild.
JACKIE REGAN '79
Jacqueline McNiff '79 Regan graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History from Holy Cross College in 1983. She continues her education at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology where she prepares for a career in Church Ministry. Jackie began her professional development at St. Mary's Regional High School in Lynn, Massachusetts as both a Religion and Social Studies teacher and the Chairperson of the Social Studies Department. During this time at St. Mary's Regional High School, she was the Assistant Coach for Track and Field at both Bishop Fenwick and Marblehead High School as well as the Head Coach at Danvers High School and St. Mary's. Jackie is currently employed by St. John the Baptist Parish in Peabody, Massachusetts as the Co-Coordinator of Religious Education. She works with high school students and adults in designing catechetical programs for sacramental preparation. (Adult and Adolescent Confirmation, RCIA, Baptism). This involves liturgy and retreat planning as well as community service outreach. Jackie is married to Thomas Regan and has two children, Maureen and Thomas.
Diane Colozzi Eromin
Sr. Joseph Leo, O.P.
Jackie McNiff Regan
JAMES E. DAY
James E. Day, father of Julie '88 and Thomas '92, has been a part of Bishop Fenwick since 1984. His wife Betty served as secretary for four years to the St. Benedict Guild. Jim is a graduate of Woburn High School and St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA. He is an ardent supporter of Catholic Education and a proponent of his Catholic Faith. He has been a volunteer with many groups having served as President of the Reading Scholarship Foundation and the Reading Lions Club and has spent many hours with the elderly as a member of the Little Brother Friends of the Elderly. He has also been a CCD teacher for many years at his home parish of St. Patrick's in Stoneham, MA. Jim and his wife are most proud of their role as Co-Chairpersons of the Northern Ireland Children's Fund. They were entrusted with placing, boys and girls between the ages of nine and thirteen from Northern Ireland with families in the Boston area for the summer. Jim has been active in the Booster Club and has always tried to make sure that he was available for whatever he could do for the Fenwick Family. Jim was the varsity ski coach at Bishop Fenwick for a number of years until his retirement last year. Jim has also been active in the Sisters of Notre Dame Retirement Fund and has been employed by the Massachusetts Trial Court as an assistant Chief Probation Officer for the Woburn District Court the past thirty-five years.
ALAN HARTNETT '68
Alan Hartnett, the eldest of six children from Salem, MA, graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 1968. After studying at Northeastern University, he returned to his family's business, Hartnett Auto Body in Danvers. Over the years, Alan has maintained a close relationship with his alma mater assisting in expediting repairs to the Fenwick vehicle fleet. He supported Fenwick during the athletic complex fundraising and dedication effort.
Currently, he serves on the Leadership Committee for the 1998-1999 Annual Fund Campaign. Alan's involvement extends to the wider community where he served as Lt. Governor of Division 13 of the Danvers Kiwanis Club and is currently completing his third year as Secretary of the New England Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. He has served the Town of Danvers on study committees regarding zoning issues, as Chairman of the Danvers Senior Center Search Committee, and this year as the Honorary Chairman of the annual North Shore Arc Walk. One of Alan's pet projects, a twenty-year venture, is helping to organize the Annual Special Kids Outing at the Salem Willows Park. With the help of many dedicated volunteers and friends, this has been a fun filled event for hundreds of "kids". With the support of his family and his business relations, Alan has been instrumental in improving educational and recreational programs that affect the youth of the community.
MARY O'HARE †
Mary O'Hare worked as administrative assistant in the Guidance Office at Fenwick from August 1973 to 1998. Mary and her husband John are members of the Leadership Committee for the 1998-1999 Annual Fund Campaign. They were also major supporters and contributors to the Capital Campaign. A native of Bradford, Massachusetts, Mary graduated from Haverhill High School in 1947 and attended Emmanuel College, graduating with a B.A. in French, Spanish and Education. She received her Massachusetts Secondary School Certification in French and Spanish in 1951. After graduation, Mary worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation until her marriage in 1956. She is a member of the FBI Alumni, the Boston Chapter of former FBI women and the National Society of former FBI women, as well as the Emmanuel College Alumnae Association. Mary and her husband John have four grown children, John, Maureen '76, her twin brother Jim and Kevin. They enjoy spending time with her children and nine grandchildren.
JAMES E. PALIN
James E. Palin and his wife Laura, along with sons Andrew '84 and Timothy '90 have been part of the Bishop Fenwick Community since he joined the science department in September of 1970. Previously he was a teacher and therapist at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. Jim attended Springfield College and then moved on to the University of Minnesota-Mankato where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education and Biology. In addition to his teaching duties, he has been Department Head, served as a working member of the Curriculum Development, Admissions, National Honor Society and Accreditation Evaluation Committees. He has also been involved in the planning and implementing of various aspects of the school's Medical Responder and taught First Aid and CPR. Currently he is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team. Nonacademic involvements include positions as Athletic Trainer, Varsity Coach of Boy's Football, Basketball and Baseball as well as seven years of Girls’ Varsity Basketball. To keep abreast of current science topics and teaching techniques, Jim has done course work at Salem State, Harvard School of Education and Lesley College. In the past few years, he has created several alternative assessment programs such as "Naturville," cooperative group learning (in the classroom) and computer search projects. Jim also teaches Anatomy and Physiology at the North Shore Community College Nursing Program and finds that endeavor to be a valuable link to teaching his Fenwick students.
Edward Stetson and his wife, Carol, have four children who graduated from Bishop Fenwick, Christopher '96, Michael '97, Jeanie '00 and Jennifer '07. Ed has served as a member of the Bingo Boosters since 1992 as the caller. Between 1992 and 2000, he has been involved with the Hockey and Football Boosters and the Friend of Fenwick Football Cheerleaders Association. He was a spotter at Fenwick football games from 1994-1996, he plowed the football field for Super Bowl games in 1996-1997, he helped to paint the school, and he transported Hockey Football Cheerleaders to away games. On a regular basis, Ed volunteered during our Parent Phone-a-thons. Ed's volunteerism to Fenwick knows no bounds.
Kathleen Callahan, mother of William '91, a Sales Manager for Beringer Wines in New York and Patrick '93, a law student at Suffolk University, has been a part of Bishop Fenwick since 1982. Her husband William is a retired Peabody principal. Kathleen is a graduate of St. John High School, Peabody, MA and a 1964 graduate of Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, New Hampshire. Kathleen holds a M.Ed. from Lesley University, 1991 and a Masters in Library Media from Salem State College, 1998. Kathy began her teaching career in September of 1964 and joined the "Fenwick Family" in 1982. In 1982, she taught English and History and continued as a history teacher for the next 11 years. In 1994 she became the assistant librarian and since 1998, the head librarian. In Addition to countless hours of volunteerism at Fenwick, she was the Student Government Advisor, Social Committee Advisor, Class of 1996 Advisor and Swim Coach. Kathleen was the Salem Evening News Coach of the Year in 1991.
AUDREY SULLIVAN '82
Audrey Sullivan's connection with Fenwick as a student was some time ago, but she has continued her involvement with the Fenwick Family in a number of ways. Audrey is a member of the Advisory Board and the Annual Fund campaign including co-chair for 1999. Audrey assisted at weekly bingo and participated in the preparation for the Fenwick 40th Anniversary celebration. As a 1987 cum laude graduate of Merrimack College, Audrey has used her B.S. in Business Administration in a variety of roles in the business community. She has worked as a Human Resources consultant with KPMG Peat Marwick and LTX Corporation in Westwood, MA. Currently, Audrey is the Director of Compensation, Benefits and HR Systems for Litton TASC, a high technology company in Reading, MA. Audrey has been involved in the liturgical music ministry in the city of Peabody for 18 years. Beginning with St. Adelaide's Children's choir, St. Joseph's Polish church and currently the organist at Our Lady of Fatima.
- Sr. Geraldine BUrns, SND
- Fr. Richard Messina
- Mr. Robert "Bo" Tierney
- Mr. Michael Tripoli '75, P'07, '07, '11
SR. GERALDINE BURNS, SND
Sr. Geraldine Burns grew up in Charlestown, MA and was the second oldest of six children. Following her graduation from Julie Billiart High School in the North End of Boston in 1965, Sr. Geraldine entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, where she has served for 36 years.
In 1970, she graduated from Emmanuel College with a BA. Sr. Geraldine completed a Masters of Education in Administration in 1983 at Salem State College.
Prior to coming to Bishop Fenwick in 1974, Sr. Geraldine taught at Julie Country Day School in Leominster, MA and at Our Lady of the Angels in Worcester, MA. At Bishop Fenwick, she taught Mathematics for 9 years and served as the Mathematics Department Chairperson. In 1983, she moved over to serve as part of the Administration, where she is currently the Assistant Principal. As the Assistant Principal, she has had the distinction of serving under three different principals, Mr. Ralph LeDuc, Mr. Robert McNamara and now, Mr. David Marion. Rarely does a school event go by at which Sr. Geraldine is not present to show her undying support of the students, administration and faculty of Bishop Fenwick High School.
As a Sister of Notre Dame, Sr. Geraldine is a person who embraces the dictates of St. Julie Billiart, the foundress, and embodies the Mission Statement of the Sisters ... "Making known God's goodness ... through a Gospel way of life, ... (and) by continuing a strong educational tradition - educating for life."
Father Richard Messina †
Father Richard Messina, or for those who knew him, "Fr. Dick", will always be best identified with the school for his farewell essay of 1983, "I Call the Moment 'Fenwick." Virtually every graduate since then is familiar with the former chaplain's parting tome, which was his way of expressing his love for the school -the Fenwick Family.
"I'd been asked for several months to write something of my Bishop Fenwick experience, since the seniors were dedicating their yearbook to me," Father Messina, in 2009 the pastor of St. Mary's Parish in Winchester, recalled. "I was deeply honored. But I put it off and put it off some more until it was the 11th hour, the night before graduation, and suddenly at 1 a.m. the words just flowed." The words continue to resonate with Fenwick Family members a quarter century later.
Fr. Dick had been a priest for seven years and loved parish work, as he noted, when the Archdiocese's personnel office asked him to interview for the chaplain's post at Fenwick. "I wasn't too interested," he confessed. "When I was asked at the interview why I wanted the job, I said I didn't, but I'd been asked to come up for the interview."
The school's selection committee signed on Fr. Dick anyway, "after they told me I was the happiest priest among the fifteen they interviewed," Fr. said with a chuckle. He proved to be one of the school's finest appointments ever. His eleven-year tenure included his serving as a guidance counselor and religion teacher, as well as his revamping of the religion department. He wrote several subject curriculums and got many of the coaches teaching at least one religion course a year. "I tried to make religion more interesting," he said. "I tried making it more real to the students, so they'd see their religion as part of the daily living experience. I was a crazy workaholic priest/chaplain in those days. I often met with parents in the evenings. There was lots of sharing. The faculty held monthly meetings at someone's house. Sister Mary Louise Burns, a long time member of the staff, was a favorite; a delightful personality. When I served at her funeral, I began my remarks by saying I knew Mary was ready for heaven, but I didn't know if heaven was ready for her.
"A great Sister Mary Louise story: One night it's 2 a.m., Sister gets out of bed at the adjoining convent and, rather than calling police, confronts two boys breaking into the school. They're maybe in their early 20s. She orders them out of the school and that's the end of it. After she passed, it was believed that Sister was still walking the corridors at 1, 2, 3 a.m."
After departing 99 Margin Street, Fr. Dick served at Immaculate Conception in Revere for nine years, at St. Ann's in Gloucester for eight months, then became pastor in Winchester, where he has served for sixteen years. "I've always missed Bishop Fenwick," he says. "But that experience made all my future assignments that much richer."
BO TIERNEY †
Even though he attended Salem High School, Robert "Bo" Tierney knew there was something unique about Bishop Fenwick. He felt it when he attended older brother Jack's ('63) football games. He felt it when he signed on as an assistant coach for the newly-organized Fenwick hockey team in 1970, and he felt it from conversations he had later with Jack, who'd returned as the athletic director from 1971 to 1973
No wonder that he enjoyed one of the longest stints of any Bishop Fenwick employee before stepping down as athletic director and hockey coach in June 2009. He completed thirty-one years as a full-time employee, thirty-three years as head hockey coach, twenty-seven years as golf coach, twenty years as assistant athletic director, eight years as assistant golf coach, seven years as a social studies teacher, short terms working with alumni and buildings operations and ten years as athletic director.
"All I wanted to be was a teacher-coach, but Bishop Fenwick allowed me to be much more," said Tierney. "I think even before I started coaching at Fenwick, thanks to my brother, I was a Fenwickian deep down. Now, after all these years, I've understood that I'd been honored every day for being able to work for Bishop Fenwick and help our students and athletes along their way."
Tierney, whose brother Dick ('63) was a standout hockey player and golfer, has indeed been a Fenwickian through and through. The confirmed bachelor logged unimaginable hours as athletic director, supervising events, driving team buses and performing a hundred and one behind-the-scenes duties over the last decade.
"My love for sports made coaching a labor of that love," Tierney said. "Serving as an AD was an extension of that labor. Such great memories from such great kids to coach; the strong academic program, the Christian setting, the family atmosphere, the discipline, the parental commitment."
The parental commitment went double for Bob, whose late parents, John and Trudy, were still supporting the school into their 80s before their deaths within six weeks of each other in 2008. 'Fenwick was a huge part of their lives," Bob said.
As a coach and athletic director, Tierney considered sports "an extension of the classroom, in which they can learn lessons they can apply to their daily lives. Sports is about setting goals, reaching as many as you can, but knowing how to graciously accept the times you come up short individually or as a team - humility."
Tierney's shining example as a role model was a crowning legacy on his devotion to Bishop Fenwick.
Michael Tripoli graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 1975 and from Merrimack College in 1980. He received his Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College in 1990.
In 1985, Michael was a founding partner in the Certified Public Accounting firm, Grandmaison and Tripoli, LLP. The firm started with two partners and has grown over the years to its present size of ten professionals. The firm is a general practice, focusing on the tax and business consulting issues of its 800 individual clients and 200 plus business clients. As the clients' needs have expanded, the Partners have started a second business, Financial and Estate Advisors, offering financial and estate planning consultations in addition to the public accounting practice.
He is actively involved in the community, as a way of "giving back" something for the wonderful relationships he has formed through his business and numerous activities with children. Some of his professional affiliations include the American Institute of CPAs, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Board of Cooperators of North Shore Bank, the North Shore Chamber of Commerce and he is a Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In addition, Michael is very active in various community and cultural organizations. He is past-treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of the North Shore Music Theater, Past-president and current Assistant Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Danvers Rotary Club, a member of the Danvers Lions Club, Danvers American Little League, Boy Scout Troop 155, the Italian American Citizens Club and the Danvers Fish and Game Club.
Bishop Fenwick is honored to acknowledge Michael's service. At Fenwick, he has served as a member of the Steering Committee and Audit Committee as well as ten years on the Advisory Board. His parents, Salvatore and Marge, were very active in the Bishop Fenwick Community before, during and after their children, Sal, Jr., Michael, Karen and Maria, attended the school. We are thankful for this commitment and proud to call Michael one of our own.
Michael lives in Danvers with his wife, Judie, and their three boys, twelve year old twins, Salvatore and Michael and eight year old, John.
- Mr. Dennis J. Gray '66
- Sr. Caroline Julie Megevich, SND
- Mr. Edward Kawczynski P'88, '90, '96
- Mr. David and Mrs. Patricia Slade P’94 ’98, ‘98
DENNIS GRAY '66
Dennis Gray is the third-generation principal of an architectural practice that is celebrating the 92nd anniversary of its establishment chis year. Gray Architects, Inc., founded in Boston as the John M. Gray Company, has provided its services to clients throughout New England. Dennis Gray began his work with the firm in 1975, and has completed projects in the field of educational design for colleges, public and independent schools, historic master planning for public parks, ecclesiastical design for worship spaces, the planning and design of corporate offices, telecommunication facilities, large scale residential projects, retirement communities and senior housing.
Dennis was the recipient of the National Citation for Excellence in Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects for the Turners Falls Heritage State Park Master Plan. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Save Venice Inc. Dennis graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School in 1966. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design (1970) and a Master of Landscape Architecture degree (1972) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and completed his postgraduate study at the Boston Architectural Center.
Dennis serves on the Development Committee and the Advisory Board of Bishop Fenwick High School, the Board of Directors of Hamilton Hall, Inc. in Salem, and the Board of Directors of the Frank Waugh Alumni Association, Inc. for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts.
Dennis lives in Salem, MA with his wife Betsy. Dennis has two sons, Daniel and Ian.
SR. CAROLINE JULIE MEGAVICH, SND †Sr. Caroline Julie is a native Cantabrigian, that is to say, she was born and brought up in Cambridge, MA. After spending 12 years at St. Mary's Grammar and High School in Cambridge - she entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in Waltham, MA in 1945.
Her advanced education includes a BA in Math/Education from Emmanuel College, an MTS in Math/Education from Catholic University in Washington, DC and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.
Sr. Caroline started her teaching career as a second grade teacher at St. Augustine's in Lawrence, followed by teaching seventh grade at St. Augustine's in Andover, and then teaching Math at the High School level in Chicopee, Worcester, Julie Billiart in the North End of Boston, a two year stay ('71-'73) at Bishop Fenwick, thirteen years at the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro and finally a happy return in 1986 to Bishop Fenwick High School
At Fenwick she has filled several positions and is currently Administrative Assistant in the Athletics Department. For extra-curricular duties Sister has sold tickets at basketball games, worked behind the scenes at Beano games and is currently moderator of the St. Benedict Guild. Her delight is to be of help wherever she is needed and to be a continued presence of the Sisters of Notre Dame in a school started by the SND's in 1959. How Good is the Good God!
Ed Kawczynski holds a BA and an MA with an emphasis on non-western history from Salem State College. He began his teaching career at Bishop Fenwick High School in 1969 in the Science Department. The following year when a position in the Social Studies Department opened, he seized the opportunity to teach his love - history. Ed has taught every history course from first year Western Civilization, later divided into two separate courses - European Culture and Asian and African Studies, to the Honors and Advanced Placement classes. He became Department Chair in 1972 and still maintains that position.
It would be true to say that "the world" is his classroom. Ed has traveled extensively with groups of students to places like China, Japan, Russia, India, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador as well as many of the Western European countries and soon to include Italy which is planned for this year.
Ed has a unique rapport with the students and has been their Class Advisor many times over during his career. His students fondly refer to him as Mr. K. or Mr. Conservative. His involvement with students has been more than teacher, traveling guide, and advisor - he has coached J. V. Softball for over twenty years.
Ed and his wife Marie have three children who graduated from Bishop Fenwick - Brett '88, Dawn '90, and Tara '96. When he is not involved directly with the Fenwick Family he spends time in Salem, MA with his four grandchildren.
DAVID AND PAT SLADE
David and Pat Slade, along with their three daughters, Lorin '94, and twins Brittany and Catherine '98, feel they became a part of the Fenwick Family the very first day of Lorin's freshmen year in the Fall of 1990.
Their initial involvement with Bishop Fenwick was through athletics. They quickly became active members of the girls' soccer, basketball, and softball boosters clubs. David served as president of the Girls' Softball Boosters for 4 years under Coach Ed Henry and during that time also became involved with Monday Night Beano.
David said he felt honored when he was asked to be a member of the 1995 Steering Committee for the Capital Campaign Fund under former principal, Ralph LeDuc. David later became a founding member, and is still actively involved with the Bishop Fenwick Advisory Board.
As an outcrop of their interest in athletics at Bishop Fenwick High School, David and Pat continue to be active members of the Bishop Fenwick Annual Golf Tournament Committee.
Over the years, David and Pat have also served as volunteers for various social, civic and religious organizations in their own community of Manchester-by-the-Sea. Together, and separately, they have been involved in their local Girl Scouts, The Manchester Athletic Committee, The Manchester PTO, Sacred Heart Church CCD, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Manchester Men's and Women's Clubs, Seaside Garden Club, Manchester Education Fund, Summerstage, the American Red Cross and the Manchester Downtown Improvement Committee. David is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Savings Bank, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
David & Pat Slade
- Sr. Marie Rose Julie, SND
- Mr. Kevin G. McCarthy P’98, ’00
- Mrs. Ruth Lynch P’66, ’67, ’70, ’71, ’72, ’73, ’75, ’77, ’79, ’80, ’81,’87 GP’96, ’96, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’01, ’02, ’02, ’05
- Mr. Stephen J. Czarnecki ’72
SR. MARIE ROSE JULIE, SND †
Sr. Marie Rose Julie is a North Shore native, born in Beverly, and graduated from St. Mary's Elementary and High Schools. After high school, she was interested in a business career and graduated from Lynn Burdett College. She worked in a Law Office initially, and then was employed by the United Shoe Corporation in Beverly.
But the call to become a Sister of Notre Dame presented a different opportunity, and following St. Julie's vision of the need to educate children, she prepared for the teaching profession. She graduated from Emmanuel College with a degree in English and Education, and from Boston College with a Master's Degree in English.
Her first teaching mission included the distinctive challenge of teaching 42 fifth grade boys at St. Joseph's in Somerville - one of her most enjoyable missions.
From Somerville, she went to South Boston, where she taught at Monsignor Patterson and Cardinal Cushing High. From there she went to St. Mary's Girls' High in Lynn, and during her last year there, served as Principal.
In 1966, she answered the call to become the Principal of Bishop Fenwick, where she remained until 1972. Sr. Marie Rose Julie led the school during challenging times of the Vietnam War, and the opening and closing of St. Peter's Boys' High in Gloucester and its impact on Fenwick enrollment. While Sr. Marie Rose Julie was Fenwick's leader, Ralph LeDuc was appointed as the Vice-Principal.
Upon leaving Fenwick in 1972, Sr. Marie Rose Julie served as Provincial Secretary for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Ipswich for 16 years. However, the lure of the classroom brought her back to Julie Country Day School in Leominster for 12 years until 2001, when she retired to Ipswich. She currently lives at Ipswich and is engaged in community undertakings, living out St. Julie's maxim, "It's better to wear out, than to rust out!"
For Sr. Marie Rose Julie, the Fenwick years are reminders of the Good God's constant support and love for us, through the people He sends into our lives, especially during times of challenge. She believes Fenwick students, teachers, parents and friends reflect God's goodness, by helping to build the future.
For 32 years, Bishop Fenwick High School has been graced with the presence of Kevin McCarthy. Beginning as a math and accounting teacher, Kevin has held a number of positions in both the classroom and the Athletic Department through the years. As Class Advisor, Department Head, and Teacher, Kevin has had the opportunity to be involved in the lives of scores of Fenwick students, faculty and staff.
On the field, his accolades are numerous. From the years when he coached Freshman and JV football, and JV baseball, Kevin has progressed to become an honored member of the North Shore coaching field. Since 1975, he has held the Varsity baseball coaching position and has received Coach of the Year awards from the Salem News, Lynn Item and Boston Globe. Kevin led the Catholic Central League champion teams of '94, '97, '03 and '04, Eastern Mass Champions in '85 and '04, and most notably led the Fenwick squad to the State Championship in 2004. He is also a member of the Fenwick Athletic Hall of Fame and became the Assistant Athletic Director in 2000.
Kevin is a 1972 graduate of Salem State College with a BS in Education. Prior to joining the Fenwick family, Kevin taught at St. Bridget's in Maynard.
The McCarthy family - Kevin, wife Debbie, daughter Caitie (Class of '98), and son Brian (Class of '0l) are all part of the fabric of Fenwick. We thank them for their time and talent to Fenwick through the years.
When not at Fenwick, Kevin enjoys traveling with his family to various baseball parks throughout the country, and takes in the experience of the various cities. He also teaches Drivers Education at Newburyport's Country Daring School during the summer months.
Kevin's calm, pleasant demeanor and winning smile make him a memory for so many students through the years. Yet, his unassuming nature hides his great contributions to Fenwick.
MRS. RUTH LYNCH †
Mrs. Lynch is one of the earliest supporters of Bishop Fenwick. Her excursion with Fenwick began in 1963. With her late husband Edward, Ruth believed in Catholic education as a strong foundation for the family. And clearly, the Lynches have become one of Fenwick's first families.
Over the years, 12 of the 13 Lynch children attended Fenwick, and subsequently, 10 grandchildren have also passed through the hallowed halls. Daughters Ruthanne '66, Mary '71, Laurie '72, and Susan '80 are alumnae. Sons Edward '67, Arthur '70, John '73, Michael '75, Steven '77, Thomas '79, David '81, and Kenneth '87 are also graduates.
That generation of Fenwick faithful is followed by grandchildren: Matthew '96, Joshua '96, Christopher '98, Katherine '99, Leanne '00, Jessica '01, Jennifer '01, Patrisha '02, Timothy '02, and Eileen '05. An amazing 22 family members have belonged to the Fenwick family, all beginning with Ruth.
Through the years, Ruth has had faith in her family and in Fenwick. In the early years when Fenwick struggled, Ruth was known to say, "the spirit is alive and well there," and her premonition and belief have turned out to be true. Certainly the Goodness and Loyalty motto of the Fenwick seal have been exemplified in Ruth over the past 42 years.
Ruth has also been active in the North Shore community at large. Among her favorite events is the Walk for Hunger. Thank you for being a Fenwick Legacy Family.
STEVE CZARNECKI '72
Like so many alumni, Steve Czarnecki returned to Bishop Fenwick to share his talents. Steve currently holds the position of Director of Admissions for Bishop Fenwick. He is often the first connection for individuals approaching the Fenwick community. Since 1978, Steve has been a member of the Fenwick faculty and staff. As a teacher in the Christian Studies Department until 2003, Steve guided students in service, Christian-based service, encouraging them to use their talents to help others in need.
In addition to his classroom involvement, Steve has been a track coach through the years.
Recently, Steve has also taken on the important task of Virtus training. With Steve's guidance, members of the Fenwick community from faculty and staff to parents and volunteers, are all receiving the instruction needed to recognize and reduce abusive situations in our schools, homes, and world.
As a 1978 graduate of Northeastern University, Steve holds a BS degree in Education with minors in science and history. In 1984, Steve received a Masters in Education from Salem State College.
In addition to his Fenwick experience, Steve was a winning cross country/track coach for Salem State. His efforts led to his selection to their Varsity Club Hall of Fame from 1985-1994 and 1998-2002.
Steve and his wife Joan Grady Czarnecki '74 live in Salem and have 3 children, David, Katie and Kevin.
For 27 years, this gentle giant has made an impression on Fenwick by his quiet, constant, ever-present service. We thank Steve for all his contributions!
Sr Marie Rose