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I was their 1949 till 1953 was an experince
Oceanside, NY USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 16:38:50 (PDT)
I was there 64-73
oro grande, ca USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 16:39:26 (PDT)
THIS LETTER I HOPE IT GETS TO MY UNCLE PAUL FABRIZI, YES HE WAS A HOUSE KID AND A T.Z GRAD. ALSO HIS BROTHER TONY WAS TOO... AS I GO THROUGH YOUR PHOTO'S AND ALBULM'S IT WELL MAKES ME PROUD TO KNOW THAT MY UNCLES HAVE GRADUATED AND OUR STILL A PART OF YOUR HOUSE ,,, IM AM VERY PROUD OF MY UNCLE PAUL FOR HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT MAN IN MY EYES ..IF YOU EVER SEE HIM PLEASE TELL HIM, THAT IM SORRY FOR FORGETING HIM AT THE AIRPORT AND THAT WE ALL HAVE MADE SOME STUPID MISTAKES IN OUT LIVES... I KNOW THAT A MAN LIKE HIM CAN UNDERSTAND MY STUPOR AND CAN FORGIVE ME FOR THAT COSTLY MISTAKE,,, YOUR NEF, ALAN THANKS.....
spring hill, fl. USA - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 06:11:35 (PDT)
St. Agnes was the best thing that has happen to me
Pasadena, TX USA - Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 12:08:32 (PDT)
I was not aware of a website for St. Agnes Convent. I am finding it interesting. My uncle Mike Maltese and his siblings were brought up there c.1922 to 1938. I'm hoping to find information on him and his siblings since his passing this March 15, 2007.
Anthony Di Marino
Massapequa Park, NY USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 18:08:16 (PDT)
Hello, former St. Agnes School alumni (my condolences to the family members of those who did their early years at St. Agnes) i arrived at St. Agnes in 1962 until 1967. i have fond memories for the time i spent their, where i learned respect and discipline. I remember the school principle (Sr. Ann Bernadette), Mr. O'brien and i remember a nun very small in height who was my inspiration in life a great teacher. Does anyone remember placing the black sox on the end of the bed rail in order to be woken up for early mass and eat breakfast first? the softball game "old cat". the scary watchman who made his tours at night and the girls whenever we visited St. Dominics. after St. Agnes i attended Pius X12 School in Chester NY. Sure all of us got older but the memories stay young and fresh forever.
jose torres jr.
nyc, ny USA - Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 21:54:45 (PDT)
Nice site, many memories. Anyone there during 1969 to about 1971? I can only remember one fellow St. Agnes alumni's name.... Guzman. But I do remember learning how to smoke cigs at the merry-go-round!!! I have many memories, one is of a woman named "Pam" (a worker at St. Agnes) who seemed to me to be the most beautiful woman on earth! She left and I was in mouring after that! One other guy I remember was a guy named "James" he was a big guy and I always liked being around him because he would protect me from "Guzman" :-)
I also remember going down into the dark halls of the basement just to look for ciggerette butts to smoke! Many memoreis of this place, some good, some bad. Juan
Bronx, NY USA - Monday, April 23, 2007 at 17:28:57 (PDT)
to whom it may concern. i too was from st agnes school sparkill ny from 1958-1965. i was an altar boy there for many years. also was one of the famous four boys that went around singing with mr. ole man docherty. love your website. can anyone send me info on me? i was also in the band where we were invited to the macys day parade. coach john glenn, what a great man and there are so many. sr ann bernadette. it goes on and on. i read alot of names in your guestbook that were in my group. maybe they'ld like to talk with me and i can maybe bring them some good tears and not the bad ones we endured during our stay at st. agnes. for everyone that went there during these years, you know why so many unfortunately were effect with dispare. but on a happier note, alot of good memories, the annual bus rides to pailisades amusement park, as well as many outings to other schools with good pools.. remember the dungeons??? (Editor's note: bad wheather days basement shelter).
charles town, wv USA - Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 11:52:01 (PDT)
Anyone from St. Agnes school from 1963 thru 1973-74
Bayonne, NJ USA - Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 20:24:58 (PST)
This is a great website. Brings back memories. Thank you
Belen, NM USA - Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 20:00:56 (PST)
Hi, I was resident at Saint Agnes 1971-1980... 1975-1980 I lived at Nanuet Group Home...gratuated from Nanuet High school.. Please send informaton about, next reunion... for years I thought about my friends there.. what ever happen to them... I was really suprised when I saw your website... I'M 45 years old....I was nine years old when I lived there.. IT SCARY .. for me but I got use to it.. It made me a better person .. I WAS ABLE TO GO TO college at syracuse Health science center... and graduated in 1986 .. my DEGREE is in cytotechnology..... at look for and detect cancer cells for a living... I employed at NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL... I have a wife, two children and house..... pretty good for a HOME KID..... I know if would have stayed in the projects in spanish Harlem .. I WOULD have been JAILED or DEAD ... ONE OF MY BROTHERS HAD DIED AND ONE WAS JAILED.... I aways felt deep down in my heart saint agnes was the best thing for me... as a child... no regrets.. May GOD BLESS ALL FELLOW SAINT AGNES ALUMNI!!!!
Washingtonville, NY USA - Monday, January 29, 2007 at 10:54:00 (PST)
Love the site. Lots of memories. House kid from 1935-1946. I welcome emails. Left Sparkill, joined the Army (Korea) married with 5 children.God Bless
Carmel, NY USA - Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 18:32:55 (PST)
My father, Edwin Johnson, was at St. Agnes from 1926-1940. After he left, he joined the Navy and served on an LST during WWII and was in the Normandy invasion. I can remember him telling stories about "the home", picking beans and playing hockey on the frozen lake in winter. I visited there with him many times as a young child. I can remember a Sister Ambrosia..There were many others but their names escape me. He was especially fond of Coach Faulk and spoke very kindly of him.
He passed away in 1972 at the age of 48 and is buried in Yonkers, N.Y.
I am so glad to have found your site and to be able to add his name to the guestbook. Thanks so much.
Kathleen J. Mitchell
Hull, MA USA - Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 12:41:42 (PST)
Well I have to say I finally found this site I haven't had any tears yet because I am being very cautious about what I type here, I was under the care of Saint Agnes between the yrs 1966 to 1973 main sparkill campus, was transfered to a group home set up in Brooklyn I have a lot more to share but right now I'm in a state of confusion, oh don't worry it's a happy confusion I found my lost history and I have to add it made a special difference for me. But hey let me bring this to a close for the time being and see what happens ..
Kevin Lee Pryor
Hudson, NY USA - Friday, January 19, 2007 at 09:26:45 (PST)
Charles lived at Saint Agnes all his life. He left there in 1934. He is going to be turning 90 on January 12, 2007. He is in good health, and has nothing but wonderful things to say about his life at Saint Agnes. I was wondering if any of his gang are still around? Thanks his Daughter Barb
Farmington, mn USA - Friday, December 15, 2006 at 12:41:35 (PST)
Hello! I'm trying to locate a Maria Santos/Carmen Santos that would have been in Saint Agatha's in 1962-1963. If anyone knows anything about her or how I can contact her please email me. I'm a relative!! Thank you for your time!
USA - Saturday, December 09, 2006 at 19:29:27 (PST)
Hi everyone; It always brings me to tears when I go to this site and real letter, see messages and find myself remembring my time at St Agnes. I am 52 now, I was there in the early 1960s with my two brothers Rodolfo Colon and Edward Colon. I have lived every minute of my life with fond memories of the Color Wars we used to have, Trips to Coney Island, West Point and the annual trip to see Santa Clause each year. The lake that froze up in the winter is as vivid in my mind now as it was then. I loved skating there. Sister Ann Bernadette, Sister Mary Margarette, Mr O'brien, Mr Glenn, Mr Coleman *social worker, and so many names that they all seem to have melded into one person. Neverthelss, I do remember many more faces than names. I loved being a House's Kid and am so very proud and grateful that I was given the care and love that I otherwise may not have had if not for the sisters there. I just want to thank everyone involved for this outreach to one another. Truth be told, you are all more my family than any other has ever been in all my life and I feel a sincere loving passion for you all. There are no words that can describe my love for you. I wish you all peace of mind, love of family and the best of everything God can bless you with.
Ricardo C. Colón
Ricardo (Richard Colon)
Deerfield Beach, FL USA - Friday, December 01, 2006 at 15:37:40 (PST)
I lived at St. Agnes from 1929 till about 1940. I have loving memories of St. Agnes but my memories are fading. I would like to go to New York with my family for a visit and maybe it will refresh this old mind.
La Mesa, CA USA - Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 12:49:36 (PST)
Dave, You've done a great job with the Website, the pictures are great. Keep up the good work.
New York, N.Y. USA - Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 20:49:36 (PDT)
I found my place I am not a guest I am a from Saint Agnes and proud to be coming back home after all these years. I can remember those long cold winters and those nice beauiful summers. Thank you for allowing me to come back home.
B'KLYN, N.Y. USA - Wednesday, August 02, 2006 at 13:40:15 (PDT)
I just want to say how nice is to see that you are keeping the sprit of St.Agnes alive, also does anyone remember WILLIAM DEJESUS they called him Willie. Also, I played on the baseball team that beat Tappen Zee H.S. in 1957, I PLAYED 1st base.
B'KLYN , N.Y. USA - Monday, July 31, 2006 at 19:04:36 (PDT)
I AM LAMONT WADE I THOUGHT I CAME TO SAINT AGNES IN 1952 AND LEFT IN 1958. I REMEMBER VICTOR CORIAN & JOHN KAYE (DANNY). THE FRIST TWO NUNS I REMEMBER WERE SISTER CARMEM MARIA & SISTER MARIE NOWELL. AS I SAID IN MY EARLIER E-MAIL I WAS SORRY TO HEAR THAT JOE ROSEN HAD PASSED AWAY. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH. LAMONT
B;KLYN, N.Y USA - Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 15:19:09 (PDT)
I Attended ST.AGNES From 1950-1959. I know Joe Rosen and was sorry to hear that he passed away
LAMONT E. WADE
B:KLYN, N.Y USA - Sunday, July 30, 2006 at 13:12:40 (PDT)
Sorry to read about Rich Merna - my condolences to the Merna family.
New City, NY USA - Friday, July 28, 2006 at 19:45:34 (PDT)
What a great addition this website is in enabling all of the Houses Kids to get in touch, and stay in touch. Thank You to David, Peter, Joe, and Jerry for this excellent presentation.
Dagsboro, De USA - Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 12:57:15 (PDT)
I was viewing photos in Houses Kids Then and now with Joe Wiska Medina and Norris, the other two in that photo standing next to Wiska is Blue Harris and T.D Brown (Touchdown). William Bell 46 to 54
New York, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 20:32:02 (PDT)
Thanks David F. for such a wonderful site! My dad, Claude M. Parker, used to speak fondly of his time at St. Agnes. God bless you and the others who have helped bridge a gap in history with this website for us who have lost our loved ones who attended here.
Tracey Parker Graham
Elizabethtown, NC USA - Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 17:01:47 (PDT)
A very special thank you for what a wonderful web site you all have created. It brings back allot of memories. I am wondering if anyone remembers Sister Jane Francis. I thought I saw her on the web site, but I can’t locate that picture now. She used to teach manual training, printing, and leather work from 1949 to 1952. Please reply if you have any info.
1949 to 1952
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, July 07, 2006 at 15:32:21 (PDT)
Hi, I am a friend of Henry Carlyle (House Kid from 1927-1934), he turned 90 this year. I am trying to help him find
info. on his family/friends. He mentioned to me that he had some friends that were in this orphanage,or in the "St. Josephs by the Sea" orphanage with him, he said their names were- Leonard, Versi and McGraw(maybe became a Priest). If there is anyone out there that may know of these 3 boys or have a photo, please let me know. His vision is not so great, before it is gone I would like to find some photos of friends or family that he could look at. Thank You! my email is email@example.com
Bailey, CO USA - Friday, July 07, 2006 at 08:34:44 (PDT)
Jesus Christ saved 'the worst of sinners' (me) June6 1982 at a Billy Graham crusade at Boston University where I once worked.....Then I read in Psalm 107...'People cried out in their troubles and He healed them from their distress'
He will do it for you, ask him!.....Then praise Him, who lives forever.....Love AO
Lake Wales, fl USA - Monday, July 03, 2006 at 02:28:09 (PDT)
Hi all. Occasionally, the question arises, "How do I get old 'House' personal records?" I would write a letter requesting specific information to the archivist, Sr. Catherine Tahaney, Dominican Convent, 175 Route 340 Sparkill, NY 10976-1047. Follow up with a phone call only if you don't understand her response, or if you receive no response in 4 - 6 weeks. The phone number is 845-359-6400 X218.
LA, CA USA - Saturday, July 01, 2006 at 21:46:31 (PDT)
My father, William Bell was a student at St. Agnes many years ago. He contacted me to let me know there was a website. I enjoyed viewing the pictures from the 2004 reunion. I remember going to St. Agnes as a child on Sunday afternoons to visit the nuns, especially Sister Rita Ann. She always had something for us to take home.
The school looks wonderful. Keep up the good work.
Lisa Bell Grant
Lisa Bell Grant
Union City, GA USA - Saturday, July 01, 2006 at 18:46:38 (PDT)
i was a kid at st agnes, from i think 1961-1974, and i am looking to go visit new york soon and would like to go visit st agnes home and school for boys. i also went by melendez. my brothers eddie and jose were there with me. thanks
castro valley, ca USA - Thursday, June 29, 2006 at 16:49:23 (PDT)
Hi----I arrived at St. Agnes in 1951-53 after spending some time at St.Agatha, then I went AWOL and joined the Marines.Not to long ago I called and talked to a nun to inquire if they records of my time at "The House",surprising she indicated that they had no record of my being there????I know that I was there,in fact one of my favorite characters, Coach Faulk I ran into at Camp Lejune,N.C. Does anyone remember me, that was up there,at the time? I found out recently that my brother,Charlie was up there a year or two after I left.Anyone care to reply?
Carmel, NY USA - Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 08:14:23 (PDT)
I'm happy to see so many House's Kids singing in the guest book and leaving some memories behind. I want to personally thank David and Peter Feliciano, Joe Bob Stanaitis and Gerry Merna for their outstanding dedication putting this web site together. Don't forget the Alumni Picnic 8-19-06 Piermont N.Y rain or shine you can not get wet we have a large roof over our heads like the little side and fella field stands food is outstanding it prepared by David and Pat McMillian and Joyce (lynch) and her husband Richie Irizarry Hot Dogs Hambergers corn on the cobb
cake cookies soda beer water etc. Bring your gloves bats and balls we have a large basball field adjacent to picnic
area you have to come to enjoy it Your host is Art and Gloria Kingsley president of Alumni association. The picnic has been held 50 straight years. You will meet many House's
Kids from the 20's to the 70's from Brazil Ny Ca Fl Va NC.
"BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME" Its BUILT all you have to do is come and enjoy the day no excuses Its starts a 1200 noon and closes whenever you leave . I remember swiming in the pool on the babies field ,going sleigh riding on the hill comming down the drop, roller skating on the ring on the little side field ice skating on the lake Playing in Sister Maries Band for six years Marching in St Paddys Day parade in NYC 5 th ave going caddying, bean picking. tomato pickin the carnivals on the cottage field to rase funds for the gym I worked in the darning room for Sister James what a beautiful nun . John J. Antonacci The 5 Antonacci boys Joseph Robert John Donald and Ralph John 1941 -1952
John J. Antonacci
Brooklyn NYC , N Y USA - Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 12:51:39 (PDT)
Come one coma all to the pinic on Aug. 19, 2006...I will see you there.
W Haverstraw, NY USA - Monday, June 12, 2006 at 16:55:15 (PDT)
Does anyone remember a "house kid" who use to do a "Johnny Ray" (singer) skit. Songs were "Cry", "The little black cloud that cried" and "Walking in the rain." He was skinny and had a look of a young Johnny Ray. Remember those "bean picking days."
Edward Eddie Jenkins
Frederick, MD USA - Thursday, June 08, 2006 at 10:20:20 (PDT)
It's always good to hear how many of the Houses Kids are doing. I'm guilty for not coming on board sooner. My years (1949-1953)at St. Agnes are always in mind. Wish that I lived closer to attend the annual picnic's. Gerry Merna keeps me informed on the latest at St. Agnes. Thanks Gerry.
Sunnyvale, CA. USA - Wednesday, June 07, 2006 at 09:00:25 (PDT)
A fine addition to the website guys! Now perhaps I can find other guys that were with me in St. Agnes from 1965 -1970.
James Lundberg Jr.
James E. Lundberg Jr.
Katy, TX USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2006 at 04:57:52 (PDT)
THE COACH'S DOGS NAME WAS LADY.
Joseph J. White
BRONX, NY USA - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 08:27:09 (PDT)
I went to Piermont on May 29 for the unveiling of the STATUE called GI JOE dedicated to all the men women who sailed from there . It was touching and I met some old friends including the Kingsleys
yonkerts , ny USA - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 08:20:17 (PDT)
I and my brother Anthony Garcia lived at St. Agnes from 1974 to 1977
Michael Sanchez who also lived at St. Agnes during the same time period has passed away in late 2005 he was 42 years old.
Henry J. Garcia
Sunrise, FL USA - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 07:16:01 (PDT)
Great idea Dave! Ihave a List of former "house's kids for you, that are missing, will be in touch.
bronx, ny USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 14:37:48 (PDT)
I see Bill Herbert is missing from the alumni listing. Anyone have any news on him? Great buddy of Ed Hennessey. And a fine athlete.
USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 10:43:13 (PDT)
Thanks again Dave et al. Coach's dog's name was LADY I think.
Pleasant Valley, NY USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 10:24:27 (PDT)
Nice web site with plenty of information and memories!
Huntingdon Valley, PA USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 08:17:44 (PDT)
USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 06:36:22 (PDT)
I am so pleased to see this new addition to your wonderful website.
Although I am here in England, I love visiting the website
Love and best wishes to you all
My uncle John Waltenberg was a house kid from 1932 to post 1937
Birmingham, UK - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 04:15:08 (PDT)
Great to have a guestbook. The information from former
"House "Kids", has a remembrance effect on me. Does anyone remember Coach Jim Faulk's dog and the name. Was it bullet?
Edward (Eddie) Jenkins
Frederick, MD USA - Sunday, June 04, 2006 at 02:14:44 (PDT)
beautiful design job, maybe, with this feature, we will be able to contact and connect with old friends, old memories..
USA - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 15:52:39 (PDT)
Can't wait to see all the comments that are sure to follow the introduction of this yet another feature to this great web site. Welcome aboard, all Vistors! Be sure to tell your friends about us also.
Potomac Falls, VA USA - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 20:05:27 (PDT)
Hello and Welcome!
We have provided you with this feature so you can communicate with the "House Kids" community as a whole. Feel free to enter your comments and use this feature to communicate with Alumni Family and Friends. This communication vehicle is yours to enjoy.
David T. Feliciano
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:17:42 (PDT)