SV Class of 1958
SV Class of 1958 held it 60th year reunion at Zio Fraedo’s in Vallejo. This was the 13th time the class has met for a reunion-one every five years and one held two years after graduation. There were 26 classmates in attendance with the furthest traveling from Pennsylvania. Messages were read from many of the classmates who were unable to attend as was a reading of the list of the 30 deceased classmates of the 100 member class. Memories were shared of all the good times spent together at St. Vincent’s including a 1st grade class picture showing seven classmates who attended this reunion. The reunion was posthumously dedicated to Tom Hannigan who passed away unexpectedly shortly after attending. See Photo of Tom and classmate Gail Lambro Dembiczak.
SV Class of 1960
SV Class of 1960 had a reunion on October 20th at Zio Fraedo’s in Vallejo. There were 46 classmates and spouses that enjoyed an afternoon of socializing, remembering and catching up . The group enjoyed a wonderful buffet, some good conversation and lots of laughter. Chet Curtis began the festivities by welcoming the group and Class VP Gail Anderson Herkenrath remembered all classmates who are not with them anymore. Many ideas were discussed on how to celebrate their 60th reunion in 2020 and those plans were noted and classmates will start planning in the next six months so they can get a date out early for planning purposes.
If you are reading this and were not contacted for this last gathering it is because we need an updated address and email. Please send your current contact information to Claire La Belle Luke at email@example.com so we can get you on our mailing list. We had a number of classmates who were not able to attend in October because of previous commitments but they did express an interest in gathering in two years for the 60th reunion.
Special thanks to the Alumni Office at SPSV for the help in finding some people and in the various ideas they shared with us.
SV Class of 1968
The SV Class of 1968 began celebrating their 50th reunion year in March 2018, via a website created specifically for their 50th Golden Class Reunion. They had 7 months to reminisce & get reacquainted with their fellow classmates. It all culminated in a well-attended & memorable 50th class reunion weekend! Friday night, 9/21/18, the "Welcome Gathering" at the Vino Godfather Winery Mansion on Mare Island, was the perfect setting to have personal, one-on-one conversations with classmates that had not seen in a long time. The wine & appetizers were yummy!
The next day, Saturday, 9/22/18, we all met at St. Patrick-St. Vincent Catholic High School for the 50th reunion banquet. The weather was perfect as we enjoyed cocktails & appetizers on the patio area outside. Guests reminisced, as they viewed the class memory boards & memorabilia.
Mike Riley ‘68 was the MC for the banquet program which included the introduction of Guest of Honor, Mrs. Geraldine Gallagher Truax ‘43 (Mrs. “T”) & Sister Mathias, Senior Class Moderator of ’68. The entertainment of the evening was a trivia game and the presentation of a Commemorative DVD, “A Walk Down Memory Lane, 1964-1968, which showed yearbook highlights of the Class of ’68. A delicious buffet was catered by “Simple Elegance Catering”. Eight lucky guests went home with a centerpiece memory box that was stuffed with a nostalgic & yummy, Hostess Cup Cake & Twinkie.
There were fun pictures taken at the photo booth and the DJ, Ed Manio ‘02, kept the party "lively". We sang & danced to our favorite songs from the 60's. Everyone went home with a Commemorative DVD, “Our Music: 1964-1968”. What a memorable 50th Golden Reunion Weekend- congratulations to the SVHS Class of 1968!
SV and SP Class of 1983
SV & SP Class of 1983 had their 35th reunion at St Patrick’s on October 13. It was a small group but all had a great time. Dinner was a Taco Bar from Taqueria El Grullense and music was by Joe Kennedy, Cecilia Soito Kennedy’s husband. Special guest was teacher and favorite coach, Donna Bettencourt. There was a lot of sharing, catching up and networking. The farthest traveled from Salinas and Grass Valley. They plan to gather again in the next year or two.
SPSV Class of 1988
SPSV Class of '88 had their 30 year reunion on the weekend of August 3rd. Friday was a Meet and Mingle karaoke party at the home of Troy Skillman with about 30 classmates.
Saturday they had dinner at Hiddenbrooke, there was about 55 classmates, a third of their graduating class 159 students, they thought that was great turnout. Sunday was a family picnic at the Big Slide Park in Benicia.
English teacher Mr. Jim McKenna was invited and he made it! He said it was his very first reunion after 21 years.
SPSV Class of 1998
On a night filled with reminiscing over old memories and joyfully making new ones, the Class of '98 celebrated 20 years on Saturday, June 30, at Zio Fraedo's in Vallejo.
SPSV Class of 2003
The class of 2003 celebrated their 15 year reunion on July 21nd. They were extremely blessed to have two professional event planners and entertainers contribute their talents to make this event a success! All were delighted that this year’s reunion had the best turn out ever, with over 50 alumni and guests in attendance. There were alumni from as far as the east coast who came especially to celebrate their anniversary year. Welcome drinks were served on the private outdoor patio at The Union Hotel in Benicia. Beverages were followed by a delicious buffet dinner and fun conversation. After the dinner, alumni prepared for the town wide, interactive scavenger hunt and journeyed to the first stop, Rookie’s on First Street. After refreshing beverages and comical interactions, the group grew with more Alumni and ventured off to Lucca’s Restaurant to enjoy the back private patio. Alumni reminisced along side the warm fire pit and continued to work together check items off the scavenger hunt list. The last stop of the beautiful night was across the street at Relick’s Tavern. The venue had a private VIP lounge with live music from our High school years. The fifteen year reunion ended with a scavenger hunt champion, tons of great memories and everyone asking when the next reunion was going to be!