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WebNews #11 Labor Day Edition, Monday September 5, 2005

 
(Background Music: "I've Been Working on the Railroad")

WebNews #11 Labor Day Edition: Monday September 5, 2005

"History of Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means "Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day...is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."
Extract From: U.S. Department of Labor Website.
2005 Reunion: Photo SlideShow: Photos By Bob Keane, Joe Stanaitis, Jerry Merna & David T. Feliciano
2005 Reunion: Photo Downloads: Photos By Bob Keane, Joe Stanaitis, Jerry Merna & David T. Feliciano
2005 Reunion: Photo IDs: Photos By Bob Keane, Joe Stanaitis, Jerry Merna & David T. Feliciano

House Kids: 1 Girl's Name Added To "House Kids List": Mabel Cunningham is the first girl placed on "House Kids List". She was at St. Agnes, with her half-brother Harry Connors, from 1906 to 1912.

In 1910, there were at least 68 girls at the "House". In 1920, there were at least 41. In 1930 there were at least 78 girls. At some point, St. Agnes became an all-boys institution but apparently not until sometime after the 1930 census. The 1930 girls were between 9 and 20 years old. They would now be women between 84 and 95 years old. Some of them may still be out there.
(Researched By Peter Feliciano from U.S. Census Records.)
1910   1920   1930   U.S. Census Records. [Transcribed By Peter Feliciano]

House Kids: 7 More Names Added To "House Kids List": Coach Charles Faulk, brother of Coach Jim Faulk, was teacher and coach at St. Agnes prior to WWII; Joe Cordaro (1935-1937); Izzy Ortiz
(1970-1978); Robert R. Keane (1936-1943); John M. Keane (1936-1939); Edward H. Keane (1936-1941);
Thomas A. Keane (1936-1946).

Dominican Sisters of Sparkill - Women Making a Difference
Foundation Day - New York

By Patt Kenny (Associate on May 7, 2005)
Exactly two months ago today, I took a trip into the city and I brought all of you along with me. It was a trip that I had been thinking of taking for a very long time and I finally got to do it! I visited some very special addresses and you were with me every step of the way, along with our Foundress, Mother Antoninus Thorpe. My first stop was 697 Second Avenue, where the community was founded in 1876 and was our original Motherhouse; my second was 109 East 28th St., where Mother Antoninus died in 1879 at the young age of 35; my third was 304 East 78th St. where her small community lived for two and a half years and last, 329 East 63rd St., our second Motherhouse until we moved its novitiate to St. Agnes Convent in Sparkill in 1895. After serving as a home and school for young orphan girls, and its last 25 years as Thorpe Secretarial School, 329 East 63rd was sold in 1971 and is the only building with its original façade. It remains today as condominiums. All the others are gone except for their addresses that now house apartment buildings, a Con Ed plant, an Indian restaurant and, believe it or not, a doggy gym. It was quite an emotional experience for me knowing that Mother Antoninus and her companions walked and ministered on these same streets. The streets and faces are different now but her spirit remains as a reminder that her work has never stopped but continues to challenge us every day. My trip was also quite comical, as I made my way that afternoon, collecting symbolic dirt with a plastic container and an ice cream scoop. Even so, I was all ready with an alibi if the police stopped me -- I was an "urban geologist on a dig"!
 (Extract from: Dominican Sisters of Sparkill - Women Making a Difference - Foundation Day.)

Memorial: Charles Faulk: Brother of Coach Jim Faulk, was Teacher and Coach at St. Agnes prior to WWII.

Biographies:
Gaspar Cipolla Ricardo C. Colon Harry Connors
Caesar Feliciano Carlos Feliciano David T. Feliciano Pastor (Pat) Feliciano Peter (Pedro) Feliciano
Stephen J. Fromholz, Sr. Louis A. Lopez George Charles Merna Gerald F. Merna Thomes G. Merna
Robert F. Pulliza Frank Jacob Rosenstine Joseph R. Stanaitis Joseph (Joe) Wiska

BioPhotos:
Raymond (Ramon) Adames John J. Antonacci Joseph Antonacci Dennis Bailey Lorenzo Calderon
Robert Coyle William Doherty Benjamin Feliciano Bob Keane James Lawson
James Merna Richard Merna Robert Merna John (Sammy) Tolins


Photos: 2005 Reunion Photo SlideShow: By Bob Keane, Joe Stanaitis, Jerry Merna & David T. Feliciano
Photos: Joe Gets Surprise Visit From His Brother Roger: (Photos By Joseph R. Stanaitis, 08/12/05).
Photos: Then and Now: Joseph R. Stanaitis: Tappan Zee HS, Class of 1955 Photo and Recent Photo.
Photos: Peter Feliciano Family, Alumni and Friends: Photo Slide Show.
Photos: David T. Feliciano Family, Alumni and Friends: Vintage and Recent Photos.
Photos: Feliciano Road Runners: Vintage and Recent Photos of NYRR Race Events.
Photos: Cinetta and David's Wedding: July 7th, 2005.
Photos: Antonacci Family: Vintage Antonacci Family and Friends Photos.


Letters: St. Agnes School: From: Joe Cordaro To: Joseph R. Stanaitis
Letters: Re: St. Agnes School: From: Joe Cordaro To: Joseph R. Stanaitis
Letters: Patron Saint of St. Agnes: (By Gerald F. Merna)
Letters: The Definition of Semper Fidelis: (Forwarded By Gerald F. Merna; Thomas J. Pentecost)
Letters: "The King's Chair": From: MaureenMusumeci To: David T. Feliciano, Bernard S. Neville.

Newsletters: Spring 2005: Newsletter: July 2005: Two more of Art & Gloria Kingsley's "St. Agnes Alumni Newsletters" are posted on our website.


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