Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alumni News

posted on 1/28/2008
Joe F. Coelho class of 75 was named Chief Technology Officer for Aladdin Capital, one of the largest Hedge Funds in the world.
Joe Coelho resides in Westport, CT.
posted on 10/27/2007
Andrea Phyllis Caseria, age 56, a retired Information Technology Supervisor for Norden Systems in Norwalk, previously of Monroe, entered into Eternal Life Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Saint Vincent's Medical Center after a long and courageous struggle with breast cancer. A native of Bridgeport, Miss Caseria, daughter of the late Philip Peter Caseria and the late Lucy Marie Verrilli Caseria, was an alumna of Central High School (1969) and the Computer Programming Institute, and was employed as an Information Technologist at Norden from 1970 until 2004. Survivors include her beloved first cousin, The Reverend William F. Verrilli, JCL, of Bridgeport, as well as many other cousins, godchildren, and friends. All wishing to show their support for Miss Caseria are invited to join Father Verrilli in offering a Mass of Christian Burial by proceeding DIRECTLY to the Church of Saint Stephen, 6948 Main Street, Trumbull at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2007. Interment wil! l follow the Mass in Saint Michael's Cemetery, Stratford. Calling hours will be held at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield from 3 until 7 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2007. To offer an on-line condolence please visit Published in the Connecticut Post from 10/26/2007
posted on 1/13/2007
Gloria-Lyn Bardugone (Giannini), age 55, of Monroe, beloved wife of Andrew Bardugone, entered into rest on Friday, June 16, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Bardugone was born June 15, 1951 in Bridgeport, was a 1969 graduate of Central High School, and was a legal assistant for Harlow-Adams and Friedman of Milford for many years. Survivors in addition to her husband, Andrew include her cherished children, Jared and Ashley Bardugone of Monroe; her loving parents, Guido and Gloria Santo Giannini of Bridgeport; one brother, Glenn Giannini and his wife, Joyce, of Stratford; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service took place on Monday June 19, 2006 at 10 a.m. in St Jude's Church of Monroe with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment followed in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull. Published in the Connecticut Post from 6/17/2006 - 6/18/2006.
posted on 1/13/2007
JEROME HENRY NAHMIAS. BURLINGTON, VT. Jerome H. Nahmias. died suddenly of natural causes Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004. He was born April 1, 1951, in Bridgeport, Conn., the son of the late Jack and Bertha (Klein) Nahmias. Jerry grew up in Bridgeport, and was a 1969 graduate of Central High School. He attended Hartt College of Music and graduated from the University of Bridgeport. Jerry was the Director of the Burlington Academy of Music, and was the talented long-time bassist for the Vermont Jazz Ensemble. In 1998, he founded Beth Yishra Conservative Synagogue, housed in the historic Ahavath Gerim Synagogue in Burlington's old North End. Jerry dedicated much of the last few years to the building's restoration projects, and was Lay Clergy for the congregation. A keen collector of many things, he was a particularly passionate philatelist. Jerry had been collecting stamps his entire life, and was a contributing editor on specialty stamp items for Linn's Stamp News. Jerry was! well-respected for his spiritual leadership, and enjoyment of teaching as well as learning. He was patient, kind, intelligent and committed. A devoted family man, he took great pleasure in watching his family grow and change. Wellread and well spoken, he was a source of extensive knowledge about many diverse topics. He loved to laugh. Always a worthy challenger, Jerry was known throughout the family as a board game player to watch out for! He had a special fondness for and connection with animals. He was always available when anyone needed him, assisting in any way he could and giving poignant advice. His passing leaves a great void in the hearts of those who knew him. He is survived by his long-time love, wife Nance, of Burlington; his daughters, Julia Nahmias. of Boston, Mass., and Rachel Nahmias. of Burlington; his sisters and their families, Donna Kaplan of Manchester, Conn., and Robin Fincke of Millis, Mass.; and innumerable caring extensive family members, friends, c! olleagues and students. Funeral services were held in the Ahav! ath Geri m Synagogue, 168 Archibald St., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m., with burial to follow in the Ahavath Gerim Cemetery.
posted on 1/13/2007
GREENBERG Ray N. Greenberg, age 52, of Fairfield, died on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport. Mr. Greenberg was born in Bridgeport, and was a 1969 graduate of Central High School, the University of Connecticut, and had attended the University of Bridgeport Law School. Ray was very active in youth activities including coaching at the Jewish Community Center, Fairfield Youth Basketball, PAL, and was an active member of the Jewish Center for Community Services, Congregation B'nai Israel, and was the owner and operator of Greenberg Painting, LLC, for more than 20 years. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Nancy Levin Greenberg; his children, Rachel and Matthew Greenberg, who were his world; his sisters, Alice Dizenzo of Fairfield, Eileen Fruithandler and her husband, Clifford, of Parkland, Fla.; and his brothers, Russell and Elliot Greenberg. Ray is also survived by his parents, Herbert and Ruth Koenig Greenberg of Bridgeport;! his mother-in-law, Joan Grappa and her husband, Sandy; his brothers-in-law, Lon Levin and his wife, Melanie, of Washington, D.C., and Scott Levin of New York City; his sister-in-law, Wendy Jacobson and her husband, Gary, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Greenberg was also predeceased by his father-in-law, Al Levin. Ray will always be remembered as a gentle, sweet, loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle. He was a dear friend to so many from every walk of life. Services took place on Friday, August 6, 2004, at 11 a.m. from Congregation B'nai Israel, 2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, with interment following at B'nai Israel Cemetery on Kings Highway. Published in the Connecticut Post on 8/5/2004.
Jaidon Codrington, 12-1 (11), Class of 2002, 171 ¼, softened up Johnny Brooks, 5-5-1 (3), Atlanta, GA, 169 ¾, with powerful left hooks to the head and body, until he was in bad shape with a bloody nose and a reddened face prompting referee David Fields to stop the fight at 2:54 of the second round of six scheduled.
Codrington has now won four in a row since suffering a knockout defeat to Allan Green a year ago, and has appeared to put it all back together.
After his impressive win Codrington told this reporter that he is ready for more.
"I feel great, can't wait to get back in," said the renewed prospect. "I didn't start turning my punches over. I wanted to start that in the third or fourth round. So I didn't need to get there. That's a good thing." Codrington used a hook to the body followed by one to the head. "Working on that all day; lead hand and body shots, and that's what I did tonight."
Frank "Porky" Vieira (Class of '52) is retiring as baseball coach at the University of New Haven Click Here for Story
Central alumnus and UCONN Football Legend, Walt Trojanowski passed away. Click Here for Story
December 1, 2005
ROCHE James M. Roche, age 73 of Fairfield, beloved husband of Barbara Johnson Roche, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, November 27, 2005. Jim, the son of the late John F. and Mary Dooley Roche, was born in Hartford, and raised in the north end of Bridgeport. He graduated from St. Patrick's School and Central High School. At Central High, Jim was president of the musical organization and a member of the basketball team. He continued his basketball career at Fairfield University where he graduated in 1955 with a BA in History. Jim earned a Master's degree at the University of Bridgeport and a certificate of advanced study at St. John's University. He later played basketball with the Rectors and the St. Patrick's Senior CYO teams. Jim worked for 33 years as a social studies teacher at Central High school, where he also served as a JV basketball coach and Athletic Director. He was a Civil War buff, a student of Irish history, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibe! rnians and the Gaelic American Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving children, James M. Roche, Jr. of Black Rock; Ann Andrukevich and her husband, Thomas, of Fairfield, Colleen Roche of Fairfield, and Kevin Roche and his wife, Karine, of Bethel. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Timothy and Christopher Roche. He leaves a brother, John F. Roche Jr. and his wife, Mary Lou, of Naples, Fla, a brother, Robert E. Roche and his wife, Dolores, of Trumbull; a sister, Maryanne Roche of Fairfield; his aunt and godmother, Catherine Dooley of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, December 1, 2005 at 10 a.m. Published in the Connecticut Post from 11/29/2005 - 11/30/2005.
Dolores Di Donato Crooks
Email :
Address : 25 Dalecot Drive
City : Trumbull
State : CT
Zip : 06611
Phone : 203-268-8152
Comments : The Class of 1956 will hold its 50th class reunion in 2006 - the date has not been scheduled as yet. Please contact Dolores Crooks with address updates.
Central alumnus Joe Pagan, Class of 2002, led Southern Conn. to the College World Series.Click Here for Story

Central alumnus Mike Rosario had 29 point and 17 rebounds to lead the University of Bridgeport men's basketball team to its first ECAC championship title since 1975 with a win over Holy Family 80-67 on Sunday. Rosario was named the tournament's MVP.

Central High Alumnus Brice Assie was named Little East Conference Basketball Player of the Year. Click Here to read story.

Brice Assie, Class of 2000, is starring in basketball for Western Connecticut State University Read Story

2/04/04 BRYN MAWR, PA, — Joseph J. Diorio (Bridgeport Central High, '74) has been named Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, reporting directly to Dr. Charles H. Trout, President of the College.

In this position, Mr. Diorio will be responsible for all media relation activities at the College, as well as promoting the many activities and achievements of the faculty and student body.

A former newspaper journalist, Mr. Diorio comes to Harcum College from Boyd Tamney Cross Marketing in Wayne, PA, where he ran public relations programs for clients like the PGA of America, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, and the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that he was an independent communications and marketing consultant for nearly 10 years. During that time he ghostwrote a book on establishing and managing customer satisfaction for the IBM Consulting Group, and wrote a history of television for the Microsoft Encarta online encyclopedia. His career also includes six years with IBM, where he worked as an executive speechwriter, marketer, and public relations specialist.

“We are delighted with the level of professionalism and sophistication that Joe brings to his position, and look forward to his contributions to the College,” said Dr. Trout.

A native of Bridgeport, CT and a Pennsylvania resident since 1987, Mr. Diorio earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport. He is married and lives with his wife and daughter in Wayne, PA.

12/16/03 Senior co-captain Mike McFarlane, Class of 2000, was honored Tuesday (Dec. 16) as the Western New England College Male Athlete-of-the-Week.
McFarlane, a senior forward, averaged 11.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 2-1 week. He had 12 points and five rebounds in a 67-65 victory over defending Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) champion Southern Vermont College, and 10 points with eight rebounds in an 85-71 win over Anna Maria College in the team's home opener. McFarlane also had 12 points and five rebounds in a four-point loss at Wesleyan University (72-68). He is a finance major.

12/9/03 Max Medina, Class of 1976, was named President of the Bridgeport Board of Education.

11/16/03 Mike McFarlane, Class of 2000, was named captain of the Western New England Basketball Team.

10/2/03 Kateema Riettie, Class of 1994, won the NCAA Division II Javelein Championship in 2001 and 2002. She recently made the Jamaican Olympic Team Click Here to read Article on Kateema

8/30/03 Taurien Sowell, Class of 2000, had another strong game for UCONN in its 48-21 win over Army.

7/17/03 Nadine Domond, Class of 1994 and Frank "Porky" Vieira, Class of 1952, were named to the Class of 2003 New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

5/14/03 Joe Coelho, Class of 1975, a former member of the Central High School football and track team is vice president and chief technology officer of the Fairfield, Conn.-based e-commerce software provider Inc. CLICK HERE to read story.

12/10/02 Odain Mitchell, Class of 1999, was named All American. Odain had a breakout season in 2002 with a career high 76 tackles at Sacred Heart University . He also set the school and Northeast Conference single-season sack record with an amazing 16 for minus 104 yards. He also moved into first place all-time on both the SHU and NEC career sack lists with 27 1/2.

10/28/02 Odain Mitchell, Class of 1999, is named NEC Defensive Player of the week. Read article under Hilltopper Sports/Football

10/8/02 Odain Mitchell, Class of 1999, is named College Sporting News Player of week. Read Article under Hilltopper Sports/ Football

6/23/02 Jaidon Codrington, class of 2002, won the National Golden Gloves Title in the 165 lb. division. To read story CLICK HERE

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