Marist Magazine: Fall 2014 - page 35

In Memoriam
Bro. James Ryan, FMS ’53
David W. Boss ’63
Francis Michael Koenig ’65
David H. Murphy ’65
Walter David VanBenschoten ’68
Frank R. Burke ’69
Richard W. Gorman ’69
Rev. Cornelius J. Draves-Arpaia ’71
John Warren Koch ’71
John L. Wawrzonek ’71
Jerome W. Welch ’71
David J. Lyons ’73
Hugh Knickerbocker Jr. ’74
Patricia Nevins Lacombe ’74
Robert J. Ebeling ’76
Ronald G. diGrandi ’77MBA
Robert N. Hare ’81
John M. Mitchell ’81MBA
Colin P. Rooney ’81
Joan E. Blum ’82
Frank C. Palluotto ’82
Katherine Dougher Berning ’83
Mark R. Amodeo ’83
Mark A. Scott ’89/’96MS
Sheila J. Newman ’90
Andrew Kilpatrick ’98MS
Allen Adam McFadden Jr. ’01
Sean F. Padden ’01/’04MA
Joseph C. Arborio
Mrs. Else Agajanian
Rosemarie Mascarenhas
Rosita Paul
Bernardine Prenting
Peter Timothy Collins ’17
Guy W. Hoag
Construction Mechanic/Grounds
Glenn Marinelli
Coordinator of Athletic Training
Thomas A. McClain
Lorne Weems
Office of Special Academic Services
Former Member of the Board of Trustees
Bro. Anthony M. Iazzetti, FMS ‘66
ev. James Aloysius Driscoll,
OP, who was college chaplain
and a professor of theology and
philosophy during Marist’s early
years as a lay institution for men,
died Nov. 7, 2013, in Cumberland,
R.I., at the age of 89. Father Driscoll
served the Marist community from
1961 to 1966.
Even 50 years later, there
are reminders on campus of
Father Driscoll’s days at Marist.
Working with President Linus Foy
and Marist’s early architect Paul
Canin, he was the driving force
for the building of Byrne House.
Originally developed to house
priests serving on Marist’s faculty,
Byrne has supported spiritual
activities throughout the years and
is currently home to the College’s robust Campus
Ministry program.
A plaque in the Guest and Media Center on
the top floor of the Tenney Stadium grandstand
cites Father’s role in bringing football to Marist
in 1965. Tom Taylor ’66, a student leader in foot-
ball’s founding and a benefactor of the stadium,
requested that Father Driscoll’s name be included
on this plaque commemorating football’s origins.
“Without JimDriscoll there
would be no football at Marist,”
said Taylor. “There were many
roles that needed to be played
in getting started and Father
was our contact and advocate
with the school administration.
Without his aid in gathering
support and winning over
naysayers, we never could have
used the school name, much less
played football.”
“Father was not just a foot-
ball supporter,” Taylor added.
“He was a great teacher and he
got me so interested in theology
that I ended up taking a minor
in the field. I took every course
he taught. For all the work he
did and projects and students
he advocated for, he never asked for anything in
return.” The two men maintained a lifelong friend-
ship which extended to Taylor’s family. “We all
admire and miss him.”
InWorldWar II, he saw action in Normandy as
a member of the U.S. Army’s 29th Infantry Division.
After Marist, he taught at Providence College, his
undergraduate alma mater, for 40 years. He was a
Dominican priest for 59 years
Rev. James Aloysius Driscoll, OP
Remembering Father James Driscoll
Luis Santiago ’98, pictured
with his wife, Jennifer, was
recognized by the Dutchess
County Regional Chamber of
Commerce as a Forty under
40 recipient in April 2014. The
award honors individuals
under age 40 who are shaping
the future of the Hudson
Hispanic Bar Association of
Pennsylvania Honors TomDuffy ’75
with its La Justicia
award in April 2014 in City Hall Law Library in Philadelphia, Pa.
The award, now in its 13th year, recognizes those who have contrib-
uted to the Philadelphia Latino community and exemplify “qualities of
the human spirit to which all should aspire.” The HBAPA board cited
both Duffy’s day-to-day work on behalf of the catastrophically injured
and the creation of the
, which underwrites the full-time
salary of staff attorneys at some of the area’s foremost public interest
legal service organizations.
Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania President Will Gonzalez
(left) and Secretary Elizabeth Oquendo (center) congratulate Tom
Duffy ’75 on receiving the HBAPA’s 2014 La Justicia award.
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