A fond farewell for La Salle grads, longtime president

List of graduates follows at bottom

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PROVIDENCE – The joyous sound of “Pomp and Circumstance” filled the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on June 7 when members of the La Salle Academy Class of 2012 received their diplomas, ending one part of a journey marked by academic and personal achievements, strong Christian values and a love for God, and a commitment to public service that has made a significant, positive impact on the state of Rhode Island.

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Burlington, Vermont Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, a member of the Class of 1964, presided at the graduation ceremonies. Father Michael Najim, school chaplain, offered the invocation.

In her welcoming address, graduating senior Marissa L. Marandola told her classmates how La Salle Academy had transformed their lives.

“We entered La Salle as children, and now we graduate as men and women of character and intelligence. The Lasallian ideals of faith, service, and community have become integral to our characters . . . formed us into men and women of faith who will strive to trust in God and to enact his will in our world. We do not surrender our Lasallian identity, secure in the knowledge and comfort that Jesus will live in our hearts forever,” Marandola said.

Marandola was awarded highest honors for excellence in religious studies, as well as in English and Social Studies.

Senior speaker Patrick Burns told his fellow graduates that La Salle Academy will forever be part of their lives.

“The constant presence of faith in our lives has allowed us to become better, stronger, and more loving people, and has made our education all the more precious and special,” Burns said.

Burns also paused to reflect on the retirement of Christian Brother Michael McKenery, the long-time and much beloved president of the Academy, who steps down this month. “We have the distinction of being La Salle’s 140th graduating class, which speaks to the school’s tradition and longevity. We are also the last class to graduate under Brother Michael Mc-Kenery. ... Ours is the last class to experience four years of Brother Michael’s tremendous leadership, guidance and care.”

“This is in a sense my graduation as well, and I need to savor every moment along with you,” admitted Brother McKenery in his final address to the graduates. “I am so proud to be a member of the graduating class of 2012.” Brother McKenery said he would fondly remember being a cast member in the school production of “West Side Story,” and serving as the unofficial moderator of the soccer team. “I will wear that jacket with pride,” he said.

LaSalle Academy Class of 2012

Emily Charlotte Barry

John O’Neill Cunha

Nicholas Jay Dellasanta

Alexandra Elizabeth Fowler

Evanjohn Howard

Sophie Maeve Lucente

Marissa Lindsay Marandola

Madison M. Meehan

McKenzie M. Meehan

Gabriella Elyse Motta

Emily Joan Papazian

Jenna Filomena Pari

Lauren Elizabeth St. Laurent

Jillian Marie Tetreault

Taylor N. Turner

Eileen Welch

Shannon Elizabeth Aceto

Rachel Judith Aiello

Alexa Marie Albanese

Nicole Alexandra Almeida

Kyle Alonso

Gabriella Elizabeth Alves

Tiffany Marie Alves

Lucio Andreozzi

Charles Edward Anthony IV

Jamie Elizabeth Antignano

Thomas William Anzivino

Nicole Elizabeth Authelet

Vanessa Rose Avedisian

Matthew D. Ballirano

Kimani Dee Baptista

Nicole M. Baribault

Matthew Barrette

Elizabeth Marie Bartel

Thomas Belcher III

Nyuanru P. Ben

Kathleen Elizabeth Blais

Joseph E. Bolton

Elisa Boschetti

Emma Taylor Brelsford

Kelly Elizabeth Bristow

Sean Patrick Bristow

Adriana Rose Bruzzese

Kristine A. Bucci

Mary A. Bucci

Catherine E. Bugbee

Dana Marie Buitta

Colby Domenic Buontempo

Maguire Katherine Burgess

Rebecca Elizabeth Burgess

Kyla K. Burke

Patrick K. Burns

Joanna Christine Burr

Trevis G. Busteed

Cameron Zellio Butler

Brian F. Byrnes, Jr.

Elizabeth Marian Byrnes

Madeline Judith Byrnes

Carissa Marie Caccia

Robert James Calise

Michael Anthony Camardo

Taylor Victoria Camirand

Joshua J. Campbell

Erika Marie Capobianco

Michelle Rose Caramadre

Christine Marie Cardillo

Christina Grace Carol Carlino

Amanda Antonette Case

Christina R. Castle

Vanessa Rose Cavallaro

Stephanie K. Chaca

Jacqueline Marie Chrones

Alyssa Angelina Ciccarone

Allen Edward Ciotola

Eilish Maeve Clare

Alexander Agustin Claros

Samuel Tyler Clemens

Derek W. Cloos

Jessica Ann Colantonio

Ryan N. Colucci

Brady James Conley

Brendan Patrick Connallon

Marissa Liana Connell

Catherine Taylor Conte

Kevin Taylor Conte

Samuel Buckley Cooney

Leigh A. Cordeiro

Caitlyn Patricia Cornell

Siri Louise Cosper

Gianna Maria Costantino

Sean M. Costello

Christine Marie Coughlin

Alexandra Louise Courtemanche

Connor Richard Coutu

Alexander Thomas Croce

Connor John Dacey

Dakota Dinay Dailey-Harris

Frank D’Amato, Jr.

Ryan Alexander Daniels

Eric James Dawber

Miranda Grace Murphy Dean

Andrew John Almeida DeAndrade

Elizabeth J. DeAngelis

Amanda Nicole DeCesare

Matthew Austin DeCesare

Darwin De La Rosa

Jessica Lynn Del Greco

Michael Vincent DeLisi

Maxine DeOliveira

Julianna Marie DePetrillo

Karissa Lynn DePetrillo

Christopher L. DeRouin

Raphael Diaz

Angelica Christina Dimitri

Kaitlyn Marie DiTraglia

Melissa Marie DiTraglia

Josh Paul Domagala

Michael John Donahue, Jr.

Raymond Leo Douglas IV

Tyler Douglas Drainville

Jessie Lynn Drew

Ryan Grady Dugan

Matthew Edward Dunbar

Brody Edward DuPerry

Meghan Rose Durfee

Patrick W. Durfee

Munib Yehya Elkhatib

Andrew Joseph Estrada

Jonathan Rey Estrada

Kolby Austin Faria

Dylan Thomas Farley

Rachel Marie Feragne

Alexandra Briana Fowler

Robert T. Fox

Sydney J. Galletly

Ryan T. Gallogly

Maddi Rose Gervasio

Gianna M. Giannini

Kevin G. Gifford, Jr.

Joseph D. Gilligan

Jeffrey Joseph Girgenti

Michael Steven Glidden

Sara Lynn Goes

Francesca P. Gordon

Alexa T. Grande

Cara Rose Grimm

Cesar Jorman Guerrero

Diego Guevara

Jaclyn Lee Guglielmo

Thomas J. Gumbley

Maggie Marie Habershaw

Nicole Ann Hague

Emily Susan Hardcastle

Zachary J. Harrison

Lily Jean Herberger

Allison Jane Higgins

Amelia E. Hinman

James M. Hobson

Colleen Anne Holt

Samuel Richmond Howlett

Christopher Evan Hughes

Michael Ross Impagliazzo

Robert James Jackson, Jr.

Anthony S. Johnson

Brien C. Johnston

Olugbenga Aderemi Joseph

Nadia Elizabeth Jourabchi

Molly Jane Keating

Siobahn Marie Kelly

Spencer Nicholson Kemp

Mary Rebecca Kilsey

Audrey Louise Kivlehan

Harry Elias Anastasios Koutros

Matthew Joseph Kumiega

Haylee Jeannine Kurkoski

Jared Michael Kurkoski

Michael Jonathan V. Lapolla

Alexander A. Laprade

Meghan M. Lavey

Hannah Margaret Lavin

Brendan Connor Leach

Jesse Edward Lee

Glenn Salvo LiBassi

Brianna Emily Lindsay

Andrew C. Linscott

Kevin C. Lisa

Brian Santino Liscio

Joshua M. Lombardi

Nicholas Lorea

Miranda Paige Lovett

Ryan F. Lowrey

Daniel Ronald Lucchetti

Dennis Lutskiy

Kaitlyn Michelle Lyons

Casey David Mackisey

Danielle Marie Magano

Catherine Ann Maloney

Evan D. Mandia

Kristina Cianna Manzi

Alyssa Leigh Marcello

Jianna Lynn Marcello

Louis Kenneth Maroun

Zachary D. Marquis

Marianna Grace Martinez

Caroline Marie Mattos

Charlotte Anne Mays

Mackenzie Catherine McBurney

Falynn McCartney

Joshua Donald McCourt

Tyler Joseph McCourt

Nathaniel Eric McDonald

Anne Rose McGunagle

Kerrin Kathleen McKenney

Kelsey Irene McNulty

Robert Wayne Mello III

Alyssa Anne Menard

Jazmine Mercado

Francesca Anne Mernick

Jason Andrew Meunier

Anthony John Paul Micheletti II

Daniel Adam Miele

Nicholas J. Migneault

Nicholas R. Morra

Joseph John Murray III

Katherine Marie Napolitano

Thessalia Marie Nikolaidis

Marcel W. Odom

McKinley Robert Odom III

Brian Patrick O’Reilly

Kelsi-Mariah Oresman

Kevin P. Ormerod

Devin C. Pacheco

Alexa Justine Paiva

Carmino Paliotta

Taylor Ann Panzarella

Anthony J. Paolino III

Jaime Papa

Nicholas W. Parisi

Gianna A. Parrella

Colin M. Patch

Katrina Z. Pavao

Tyler Douglas Peckham

Victoria Elizabeth Peloquin

Jair O. Perez

Nicholas Peter Perrotti

Adam Petrarca

Rachel Lauren Piccirillo

Peter Anthony Picerelli

Haley R. Pinheiro

Justin Anthony Pires

Trevor David Ponte

Matthew Vincent Powers

Alison Marie Prengaman

Aryn Mello Pryor

Stephanie Marie Puleo

Brett A. Quattrucci

Mattison Shirley Quinn

Lindsey Marie Quirk

Elisabeth Mary Radwan

Natalia Daniela Ramirez

Morgan Nicole Ramos

Alex Patrick Randall

Rainer Antero Randell, Jr.

Liann M. Raup

Kevin James Read

Kayla Christyn Rebello

Courtney E. Reilly

W. Jackson Reilly

Andrea Ann Renzi

Amanda Marie Reynolds

Michaela Mary Reynolds

Marcanthony R. Reynoso

Nicholas Simms Ricci

Samuel Egan Ricci

Ellen Elizabeth Richer

Jonathan David Ricottilli

Jessie Baker Ringiewicz

Joshua M. Rodin

Luis Paolo Rodrigues

Jessica Ana Rodriguez

Alexis Rosado

Elsiris Rosario

Derrick Manuel Rose, Jr.

Jazlyn Ja-nel Grace Ross

Kerri Leigh Rubino

Leah Ashley Sabatino

Giovanna Maria Saccoccio

Stephanie Lynn Saccoia

Rebecca Leigh Salzillo

Daniel L. Sandoval

Jordan Patrick Sant’Anna

Kathryn M. Santilli

Bethany A. Saul

Holly Noelle Scott

Logan G. Serabian

Catherine Mary Sharkey

Connor C. Sheridan

Jennifer Lynn Silva

Natalie C. Silvia

Terrence John Sinnott

Matthew H. Smith

Savannah M. Soares

Abigail Frances Sorensen

Christopher C. Spertini

Alex Thomas Spicuzza

Francesca Sophia Spinella

Nathan P. Stewart

William G. Sturgis

Catherine Q. Sullivan

Cornelia M. Sullivan

Kara E. Sullivan

Nathaniel Svogun

Alexandra Marie Tait

Amanda Marie Tancredi

Bianca Laine Tiberi

Adam J. Tortolanni

Michael G. Trainor

Lilia R. Trissler

Zachary Robert Tsoumakas

Logan S. Underwood

Victoria Ann Vessella

Vanessa Cristina Villon

Lisa Wade

Jenna Wahl

Alan Thayer Wells

Colin-James McConnell Whitney

David Williams

Cristina Carneglia Wise

Mikhail Woloohojian

James M. Wood

Preston L. Woodbury

Danielle Wragg

Sean Young

Frank N. Zammarelli

Orlando Luciano Zarone, Jr.

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