SV Class 1952
Reunions: SV Class of 1952 will have their 65th reunion/retirement luncheon on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Olive Garden on Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo at 12:30. Please call or text Julie Reguera Baracosa at 707-738-0533 to RSVP for reservation count. Last minute decisions are welcome too.
SV Class 1951
Reunion for class 51
(Front Row Seated L to R) Marygilda Devine DuBois, Barbara Smith Abercrombie, Francis Posedel Quinn, Richard D. Frank M.D., Libby Krisha Cantrell (middle Row) Victor Belloli (class President), John Walsh, Andy Flores, Nancy Pentony Botta (class Vice-President), Virginia Kelly McCann (co-chair), Joann Murphy Carslund (co-chair), Ann Hasenpusch Wittman (co-chair), Peggy McManus Pettit, David Denton (Back Row) Joe D. Parisi, Pierre DuBois, Dan Horan, Gene Denk, Barry Brake, Ed McDevitt, Gene Combs, and Karl Tambornini.
Reunions: SV Class of 1951 celebrated their 65th reunion on July 30, 2016 at Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant in Vallejo. In 1951 there were 56 graduates. Of a possible 29, 18 attended this year’s reunion. The remaining 11 each responded to the invitation but were unable to attend for personal or prohibitive distance reasons. Additionally, 4 classmates not present in the Senior year joined the celebration. In a remarkable display of long term friendships, this class has had a reunion marking every 5-year milestone. How impressive it is that every class member still maintains contact with the reunion committee. The hard working and persistent members of the committee are Joann Murphy Carslund, Ann Hasenpusch Wittman, Virginia Kelly McCann and John Walsh.
SV Class of 1959
SV Class of 1959 held their 57 year reunion on September 21, 2016 at Zio Fraedo’s, Vallejo. They had 32 attendees out of a class of 89, which is a pretty good turnout. Many new connections were made along with plans to see each other more in the future. A good time was had by all. Carole Valado O'Brien SV’60 was our special guest and we had subtitled the reunion as the Jim O'Brien Memorial Luncheon.
SV Class of 1961
SV Class of 1961 celebrated their 55th reunion on September 10th, 2016 with a picnic at the Napa Valley home of Elise Widenmann Currey ’61 and amazingly, 45 classmates were in attendance! The reunion was organized by Larry Servente ’61; Class President. Classmates traveled from Colorado, Claire Hay SV’61; South Carolina, Allen Stumley SV’61 and the remainder from all over California. Our prayers go out to Steve Morgan SV’61. While attending the reunion, Steve and his wife, Pam, learned that their home in Shasta Lake had been destroyed in a fire, accidentally sparked when a vehicle knocked over a telephone pole. Those wishing to contact Steve can email me at email@example.com.
Elise Widenmann Currey and Tim Leveque.
SV Class of 1964
SV Class of 1964 celebrated their 70th birthdays on April 1, 2016. A large group of classmates gathered for fun conversations and celebration at the Vallejo Maritime Museum. From all the excitement and fun, you would never guess that they are 70! Over lunch, friendships and experiences were renewed and everyone got “as seen on tv” compact shopping bags in green, to remind them of their SV colors. Afterwards a small group went back to the SVHS building where they gathered on the library steps for a picture. Front: Margie Thompson Dieckman. Second row: Tony Pearsall, Sam Hutkins holding hands with Diane Toomey, Darlene Simon Haffner. Third row: Don Rogers, Marilyn McElhaney, Jackie Martini Towey. Back row: Dann Shively, John Garioto.
SV Class of 1965
SV Class of 1965 had their 50th reunion October 10, 2015 at ZioFraedo's. Seventy-two people attended, including three former faculty members, Pat Zonca (formerly Sister Kevin), Father Martin de Porres (Jack Walsh SV’56) and Mrs. Geraldine Gallagher Truax SV’43. The events continued throughout the weekend with a Mass at the SPSV Chapel the following day, followed by brunch at the Union Hotel in Benicia. The class raised $1,000 to donate to SPSV.
St. Vincent & Hogan High School “ClassES” of 1966
SV and Hogan High Class of 1966 held a joint 50 year reunion on September 23-24, 2016. The reunion started Friday afternoon with a 9 hole, two ball scramble golf tournament at Blue Rock Springs hosted by the Honorable Judge R. Michael Smith, Retired, HH’66. Mike Rollins SV’66 partnered with Frank Zuppan SV’66 and somehow Mike and Frank won the event even though the best score of even par was shot by coaches Bob Mansfield VH’56 and Bob Herlocker HH’66. Go figure! Following the golf event, a mixer was held in the club house hosted by the reunion committee members: Frank Darling HH’66, Mike Rollins SV’66 and Mike Smith HH’66 with some 60 classmates, spouses and guests in attendance. The big event was held Saturday evening at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum with a total of 119 guests in attendance. Among the guests were two honored faculty members, long time Hogan coach Bob Mansfield VH’56 and Sister Anne Dolan, OP (AKA Sister Manuela) former SV Spanish teacher.
The events included a self-guided tour of the museum followed by a no-host cocktail hour and an exceptional buffet dinner with choice of salmon, tri-tip or chicken. The dinner was provided by Vega Catering of Concord and the staff was outstanding throughout the entire evening. Jim Kern the director of the museum as well as his staff of volunteers did a beautiful job of setting up the banquet room and Jim was there during the entire event to assist us.
There was a live band playing 60's music throughout the evening and was highlighted by a performance by keyboardist Mike McFrederick HH’66 with his wife Anne doing vocals. They were followed by the lovely Yvonne Myles HH’66 with a fine rendition of some 60's classics and she still has it after all these years! Those that still could, then danced the night away. On behalf of Mike, Frank and Mike, they would like to thank all of you who attended as well as those of you who helped make the reunion such a memorable event.
Sr. Patty Boss, OP and Mike Rollins
Connie Bentley Skipalis and Pete Bagood
SV & SP Class of 1977
Save the Date!
SV & SP Class of 77 will be having their 40th reunion on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The reunion will be held at Fairwinds Estate Winery, 4550 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515 from 5pm-10pm. Classmates from surrounding years are welcome! Please contact Suzanne Hagan at 858-336-7454 or Kimberly Rodrigues at 916-761-7683 for more information.
SV Class of 1978-1982
SV & SP Classes of ’78-’82 celebrated their 35+ year high school reunion on August 27, 2016 in Napa. Approximately 120 guests attended with special guests Donna Bettencourt and Mrs. Gerry Gallagher Truax SV’43. Chris Hodge SP ’81 traveled the farthest from New York. Steve Lee SP’80 donated dinner wine for the tables and tequila for classmates. Tim Leary SP’81 printed some poster size ole school pictures that were displayed throughout the hall. SPSV memorabilia items were raffled off and they danced the night away with DJ Sal jamming the tunes.