Deceased Members of the Class of '66 & Obituaries

Members of the Class of 1966, Nazareth College of Rochester

Known to be Deceased as of Summer 2011

Ann  Elizabeth Aman, English

Mary Elizabeth Boxler, History

Mary Louise Callsen, English

Maureen Clancy Bernard

Patricia Ann "Patty" Lippa

Lucille M McBride, History

Jean McKernan Smith, Speech Correction

Rita Mills Rhinehart, English

Kathleen Orlowski Beckman, History

Elvira Russo Farrow, English

Nancy Schuhart Rodee, Sociology

Joan Smith Szarowicz, Speech Correction

Roberta Vogt Haley, English

Sr. Rose Gertrude Holleran



TEWKSBURY: Maureen (Clancy) Bernard, age 66, a resident of Tewksbury for the past 23 years, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, with her family by her side.

She was the wife of Joseph O. Bernard, with whom she celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on July 8, 2010. 

Born in Pensacola, FL on August 15, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Francis J. Clancy and the late Jean (Murphy) Clancy Knapp.  Mrs. Bernard was raised in Caledonia, New York. She attended local schools and graduated in 1962 from Notre Dame High School of Batavia, NY. Following graduation, she attended Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, where she received her B.A. Degree in 1966.

She was an active communicant at St. Williams Church of Tewksbury, where she served as a Eucharistic

Minister.  Mrs. Bernard was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who treasured the time she was able to spend with her family.  She enjoyed numerous activities including; needlepoint, gardening, knitting and reading. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Elizabeth J. Woods and her husband Thomas of Ebensburg, PA, Christine M. Strelow and her husband Matthias of Mason, NH, Michael J. Bernard and his wife Paula of Nashua, NH and Karen M. Bernard of Boston; seven beloved granddaughters; one sister, Kathleen Vetter and her husband Timothy of Alden, NY; three brothers, Timothy Clancy and his wife Cathleen of Clifton, NY, Kevin Clancy and his wife Jodi of Lakeland, FL and Emmett Clancy and his wife Antoinette of Newport Coast, CA; also many nieces and nephews.



Maureen Clancy Bernard

September, 2010. 
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Lippa, Patricia Ann "Patty"

Irondequoit: December 6, 2008, at age 64. Now at peace with the Lord

Obituary from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

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Lippa, Patricia Ann "Patty"
Irondequoit: December 6, 2008, at age 64. Now at peace with the Lord, she was surrounded by her family at home, after a brave battle with cancer.
Patricia is survived by her dearest companion, Tom Tosti; brother, John Lippa, along with Stan Kreher; and brother, Louis Lippa; sisters, Ursula Allen and Mary (Richard) Schauseil; longtime family friend, Dick Loiacono; devoted friend, Louis Paolino; nieces, Christine (Julio) Zambrano and Yvonne (Stephen) Schmergel; nephews, Richard and Thomas Schauseil; many other relatives; countless cherished, close friends here and overseas in the teaching, church and medical communities she served with such devotion.
She is predeceased by her parents, to whom she was utterly devoted, Dominic and Lucy Bianchi Lippa; also predeceased by her loving aunts, Aunt Pat Bianchi Pocchiari & Aunt Eva Lippa Barricelli. Patricia was a resident of Charlotte for 30 years. When her house burned down three years ago, she moved to a new home on Irondequoit Bay.
She was an elementary school teacher for 33 years- 27 years at #30 School on Otis Street, near the home on Lyell Avenue where she grew up. Devoutly religious, Patricia was a lifelong parishioner of Holy Apostles Church and close to the St. Cecilia community. For the past 9 years, she was a selfless caregiver to her sister, Ursula.
Born the youngest, Patricia (or "Patty Ann") loved to travel and learn new things. She urged others to be open to "all of life's possibilities" and not waste a moment. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer and liked to cross country ski. She went to Italy on her own to teach English, and traveled frequently to Italy all her life. She frequently visited her family's ancestral village, VillaValleLonga, at the foot of the Abruzzi Mountains, and to shrines and countries the world over.
She graduated from Nazareth High School, received her Bachelor's at Nazareth College, and earned her Master's Degree at Brockport Teacher's College.
Friends may call SUNDAY 2:00-6:00 PM and MONDAY 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-9:00 at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Tuesday, December 9, friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in Holy Apostles Church (Lyell Ave.). Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Apostles Church, 7 Austin St., Roch., NY 14606, in her memory. Please bring any photos or stories for her memory book.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all her wonderful caregivers.