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Class Notes Winter 2018

Weddings and babies, promotions and awards, local reunions and summer BBQs. Scroll through the latest edition of class notes for photos and entries from the lives of your fellow Falcons. And share your own news — submit a class note today!

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Romeo Laberge, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was inducted into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame in September 2015. Laberge has been one of the state’s premier amateur players for several decades.


Jack Pini, Ashland, Mass., has joined Exceptional Leaders International as a senior adviser.


Alumni from Kappa Pi Alpha hit the links at Stow Acres Golf Course on August 17, 2018. From left: Chuck St. John; Ted Cowie; Mike Zack, MST '85; Bill O'Neil; Bob Rice, MST '87; Paul Flaherty '75; Bob West '76; Jimmy Fuerst '73, MST '01, P '14; Hank Bornstein; John Taylor; Jim Bunt '73, MST '87; Dave Allen '76, MST '80; Ron Wuenneman '79, MBA '89 and Jimmy Preston '79. 


John P. Napolitano, MST ’87, P ’08 ’09, Scituate, Mass., has been named to Investopedia’s list of Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2018. The list celebrates those who have contributed significantly to conversations about financial literacy, investing strategies, life-stage planning and wealth management. Napolitano is CEO and director of wealth management at U.S. Wealth Management, headquartered in Braintree.


40th Reunion: May 31 to June 1, 2019

Charlie Sinunu, Ellicott City, Md., is director of international sales for DSC Dredge. In July, he and the company’s CEO, Bob Watts, were appointed to President Trump’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Sinunu recently traveled to Africa as part of an official delegation with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

There was no ice in sight as Bentley alumni — many of whom played hockey together and report their excitement for the new arena — held their annual summer get-together in Dennis, Mass. From left: Rich Davis; Ray Belanger; Sue (Lawrence) Belanger; Mike Sokolski '78, MST '89; Mary (D'Addabbo) Davis '81; Rick Briand '78; Mark Canavan '77; Jim Cronan '80; Mary (Stanton) Bibeau; Julie (Mador) Cronin '80 and Bob Bibeau '78.  


35th Reunion: May 31 to June 1, 2019

Mark Ahern reports: “After spending the last seven years as the head of investor relations at a European equity hedge fund in New York City, I have joined friends and former colleagues as a partner at AccessAlpha Worldwide, representing a select group of unique investment firms offering specialized strategies that deliver meaningful alpha to institutional investors. Although the fi rm is based in Chicago and typically represents non-U.S. based managers, I have established an office in Massachusetts.” He says his wife, Lana Popkova, and three children, ages 16, 11 and 9, leave Bronxville and New York City with fond memories and look forward to living in Yarmouth Port.


Sergio Hernández, Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, writes: “I am proud and happy to share that I received the 2018 Distinguished CPA Award for Community Services from the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs.”


30th Reunion: May 31 to June 1, 2019

Anthony Patwary, Geneva, Switzerland, married Ana Carmo on June 30, 2018, in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. Fellow Falcons from 10 countries attended, including Ramon Sarda-Bassas; Jaclyn Smith, P ’22; Abraham Btesh-Abadi ’91; Alisyahrazad Hanafi ah ’91; Chinaphong Kowong ’90 and Valerie Manoukian ’91.


V​​​​​alerie Manoukian, Cordoba, Argentina, reports that a group of about 30 international alumni have had three successful gather- ings: in Miami, Fla. (2010); Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain (April 2015) at the home of Alfonso Borbon de Orleans; and, most recently, at the wedding of Anthony Patwary ’89. She looks forward to getting together again, in Bali in 2019, for another Falcon wedding.


Shant Banosian, Belmont, Mass., was named Lender of the Year by Boston Agent magazine for the third consecutive year. He ranks as the No. 1 producer at Guaranteed Rate, closing $457.9 million in funded loans exclusively in 2017. Banosian is the company's branch manager and vice president of mortgage lending.

Mackenzie (Nurse) Giuffre, MBA ’10 and husband Adam, MBA ’11, Luzern, Switzerland, write: “We and big sister Evelyn Rose welcomed Cora Shyne into the future Bentley Falcon family on November 1, 2017.”


Jason M. D’Entremont, Norwell, Mass., was recognized as a top national financial adviser by Northwestern Mutual for his commitment and drive to help families and businesses plan for and achieve financial security. The recognition includes being inducted into the company’s elite membership, the 2018 Forum Group.


Blake Reynolds, Worcester, Mass., is now the manager of office operations for the global portfolio of offices at Boston tech company Zerto.


Kunal Shah and wife Disha Doshi welcomed daughter Samara on December 23, 2017.


10th Reunion: June 1 to 2, 2019

Tori Piskulick married Peter Fink in their hometown of San Diego, Calif., on April 14, 2018.

Alexandra Wyman married Joseph Brittain on June 3, 2018, in Charleston, S.C. She is a television producer and director in New York City.


Kim (Angelovich) Currier, MSMA ’10 and husband Ross, MST ’11, Chelsea, Mass., welcomed daughter Ella Janet on June 16, 2018.

Kyle Fabian, MST ’12 married Kelly Mee ’11, MST ’12 on July 7, 2018, in Bryn Athyn, Penn. The couple lives in Boston.

Alex Kearney and Sam Maher wed in Harpswell, Maine, on June 30, 2018. The couple lives in San Francisco.

Ashley (Insel) Ruggeri and husband Jim, Ashland, Mass., welcomed son Albie James on July 24, 2018.

Stephanie Sachetta and Abbey Underwood married in Sheldon, Vt., on August 18, 2018, and reside nearby in St. Albans.

Jason Westrol and Alaura Berry ’11 said “I do” on August 18, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. The couple lives in New York City.


Alaura Berry and Jason Westrol ’10 said “I do” on August 18, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. The couple lives in New York City.

Adam Giuffre, MBA and wife Mackenzie (Nurse) ’02, MBA ’10, Luzern, Switzerland, write: “We and big sister Evelyn Rose welcomed Cora Shyne into the future Bentley Falcon family on November 1, 2017.”

Rebecca Hernandez wed Neel Jhaveri at Maison Dupuy in New Orleans, La., on April 6, 2018. The couple resides in the Boston area.

Chris Kuchta and Carolyn Schrade ’13 wed in July 2017. The couple lives in upstate New York.

Kelly Mee, MST ’12 and Kyle Fabian ’10, MST ’12 married on July 7, 2018, in Bryn Athyn, Penn. The couple lives in Boston.

Jared Sirota and Mariel Crystall exchanged vows on November 12, 2017, at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn, N.Y. Fellow Falcons in the wedding party included Scott Berger, Matthew Cohen, Chris Kuchta and Jeremy Smith. The couple is living in New York City.


Lisa Ann Landry, Waltham, Mass., reports she has switched firms and is practicing international and domestic tax, business, and trusts and estates law with Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer, LLP in Newton.

Robert “Bobby” Reardon, Belmont, Mass., had an eventful week this past May. He writes: “I was sworn in as a member of the Cambridge Police Department on May 21 after previously serving as a Belmont police officer. And on May 24, I graduated from the Harvard University Extension School with a master’s degree in management.”

Holly Selvitella and Spencer McKenna wed on August 19, 2017, at Granite Links in Quincy, Mass. Many fellow Falcons were on hand for the special day. The wedding party included Katie Howard, Laura Piantedosi, Jennelle Brosseau, Chris Higgins, Richard Travers and Max Smith ’13. The couple lives in South Boston.


Hayden Ziebel-Lipitz, MSA ’14, East Longmeadow, Mass., was promoted to manager at the Boston office of WilliamsMarston LLC.

Carolyn Schrade married Chris Kuchta ’11 in July 2017. The couple lives in upstate New York.


5th Reunion: June 1 to 2, 2019

Elizabeth (Papp) Putnam, MBA and husband Cale, North Grafton, Mass., welcomed Anthony Joseph on April 9, 2018.


April Yeung and Ryan Creegan tied the knot in July 2018 surrounded by fellow Falcons.


Zachary Clifford, MSFP ’17, East Walpole, Mass., writes: “I successfully passed the CFP in July, becoming one of the youngest in the country to pass the exam using my Bentley education. Once I satisfy the experience requirement, I will officially be able to call myself a CFP.”