Welcome to the La Salle Alumni Community!
The Alumni Community Web pages offer the simplest and most efficient outlets for you to keep up-to-date on La Salle’s alumni events throughout the year. You will find event information and calendars listing all upcoming alumni functions, including reunions, nationwide regional alumni receptions, alumni visiting days, and more. Everything you need to stay informed about what La Salle has planned for you is here.
The Alumni Community makes it easier than ever to keep in touch not only with your own classmates, but with La Salle alums from other graduating classes too. Here you can maintain open lines of communication by posting and updating your contact information; you can use your contacts to help your classmates and the school find “missing” alums; you can publish news of your latest accomplishments in the online version of “Class Notes” (one of the most popular features in our Alumni Magazine and Alumni News). You can even use this space to e-mail messages to your classmates. In short, the online Alumni Community will be the ultimate hub of information and interaction for La Salle alums.
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|FOOTBALL ALUMNI HONORED ON THANKSGIVNG FOR 75TH ANNIVERSAY AT PIERCE STADIUM|
This year's Thanksgiving Day Football game marked the 75th anniversay of the opening of Pierce Memorial Stadium, the site of so many great Thanksgiving Day contests between the La Salle Academy and East Providence High School Football teams. To mark the occasion, players from each decade were chosen to represent their schools and were honored at halftime. Mr. Jim Deffley '44 represented the 1940s for La Salle. Mr. Deffley, a 2002 La Salle Hall of Fame inductee, was also the long time coach of the Townies, so his appearance was especially poignant.
|LSA Alums and Family attend 2nd Annual July 3, 2014, Pawsox Game.|
With a beautiful summer evening, 55 alums and family members attended the Pawsox vs Rochester Redwings (Twins Affiliates) game, at McCoy Stadium to help usher in our celebration of America’s birthday party on July 4. Although the Pawsox lost, attendees enjoyed a great BBQ on a reserved terrace among alums and friends, an exciting game, and the post-game’s, much renowned, Pawsox fireworks display!
|LA SALLE BOYS CARRY THE DAY, TAKE HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP|
In front of a packed house Monday night, the La Salle Boys Ice Hockey team won the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's State Championship with a 4-1 win over Bishop Hendricken High School. Coach Mike Gaffney's team brought the championship home by taking game three of the best of three championship series. Senior goalie Tyler Walsh earned the game's Most Valuable Player award. It is the first time in 38 years that the crown has resided in Providence.
2014 Hall of Fame Dinner
2014 Annual Florida West Coast Trip
Alumni Magazine and Newspaper
|Dan Rinaldi '51 Remembers Being With "A Great Group Of Guys"|
In describing his fondest memories of La Salle Academy while on a visit to the campus, Dan Rinaldi ’51 said, “Being with the great group of guys I was with — particularly my closest friends Richie Ryder and Bob DiIorio with whom I have lunch every month at Richards Pub or Mike’s Kitchen — that is what I remember and cherish the most.”
“In academics, I truly enjoyed reading American History,”said Dan who was drafted and served in the Korean War. “I also was fond of French as taught by Brother Thomas and Mr. Reilly whose Brother Joe was in my French class. I learned to speak French and it came in handy when I was
“My favorite teachers were Brother Thomas, Lou Cimini — a peach of a guy, Ed Roth, Brother Adrian and Bill (Zip) McKenna who would say to us, ‘take a zip for the day,’ meaning we got a zero,” said Dan who later graduated from Providence College with a degree in Economics. “I did well at PC — particularly my last two years when I got straight A’s. I graduated and went to work at Rhode Island Hospital Trust as a trainee to the head of the Rhode Island Division lending officer.”
|Mike Tripp Reflects On His La Salle Years|
When asked about his fondest memories of La Salle Academy, Mike Tripp ’64 says that there were two — “our team winning the state wrestling championship and being the overall season highest scorer in the state with an undefeated high school career — and, more importantly having the ‘much needed’ support of all the Brothers to maintain a B average in order to play sports!”
“I was a pretty good student in some subjects such as plain geometry where I had a 96 average thanks to the fact that the subject was really based on logic,” said the former U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam (more on that later). “On the other hand, I had to sit out the Thanksgiving football game because I didn’t read Beowolf in Mr. Paolino’s class but I worked hard and earned a 96 average the second quarter.”
“My favorite teachers were Brother William who taught religion and Brother Anthony Hart who taught economic history and who was way ahead of the curve in the way he taught,” continued Mike, a member of the La Salle AcademyHall of Fame and the owner of a thriving accounting firm. “I fondly remember Brother Michael who is now in Long Island and I correspond with Brother Tim Rapa.”
It is with sadness that La Salle notes the loss of alumni and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go to their families and loved ones.
Clifford J. Cawley, '46
Robert O'Brien, '48
Louis G. Maroun, '32
John J. Brennan, '83
Edmond J. St. Laurent, '50
Francis E. Whalen, '53
Frank P. Sinapi, '52
Angelo E. Manfredi, '54
Leon D. Puppi, '71
Robert V. Toppi, '54
George D. Brown, '36
Joseph H. Unsworth, '58
Walter E. Kerrigan, '66
Gerald F. Russell, '34
Joyce M. Quigley
Carmine R. Santaniello, '39
Leo F. DiMaio, '47
Eugene P. Maguire, '40
Gregory J. Sahagian, '79
Anthony J. Geremia, '63
John W. Meehan, '76
Thomas J. Grady, '56
John M. Andrews
Harold J. White, '61
John B. McNulty, '48
Frederick A. Tucci, '36
Stephen R. Famiglietti, '65
William E. Paul, '52
Robert F. Arrigan, '51
Donald E. Walsh, '51
Frederick E. Robinson, '61
Robert E. McHale, '51
Wilfred J. England, '57
Francis E. Lyons, '45
Peter F. Daniels, '56
If we have missed the passing of a loved one who is a La Salle alum, friend, or former faculty or staff member, please contact: Drew Lagace at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can notify the La Salle community of its loss.
Dates from 12/1/13 to Present