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Our Lady of Angels Class of 1969

Fifty-nine alumni and two teachers from the Class of 1969 at Our Lady of Angels School in Bay Ridge gathered in the same room 50 years later, hugging, laughing and remembering the incredible experiences that we all shared as students at Our Lady of Angels school.(Photo:Daria Huxley)

 

More than 50 members from the Class of 1969 at Our Lady of Angels School (OLA), including two teachers, Brother Lawrence Boyle and Mrs. Selma Jean Matouk Quinn, gathered at Greenhouse Cafe in Bay Ridge to celebrate a milestone reunion, May 4.

For their 50th year class reunion, they visited their former elementary, now Holy Angels Catholic Academy, for a picture in the school gymnasium – the same location where the class stood in 1964 for their first Holy Communion.

“Somehow the angels above smiled upon us,” said Jack La Torre.

OLA committee member Angelique Piwinski said, “… in the end, we had 59 alumni and two of our teachers in the same room 50 years later, hugging, laughing and remembering the incredible experiences that we all shared as students at Our Lady of Angels school.”

The group raised more than $2,000 in donations for the Catholic Academy.

2 thoughts on “Our Lady of Angels Class of 1969

  1. There are so many people to thank. Monsignor Noone for allowing us to park in the schoolyard parking lot, Theresa for publishing our announcement for many, many weeks in the OLA Church Bulletin, Mr. Michael Long and his daughter, Eileen, for granting access to the school gymnasium and auditorium, the staff at the Greenhouse Café, Ted General, Bay Ridge journalist, the OLA Reunion Committee, Daria Huxley for taking so many amazing pictures, Facebook for helping us get the word out, all those who attended especially those from Boston, Florida and Chicago, and last but not least, Melissa Enaje for the wonderful article above. Thank you to all…I apologize if I may have omitted some but everyone made it a very special day.

  2. A most meaningful day to gather and remember. Thank you to all the adults who saw us through grammar school. Remembering too those who could not or did not attend, and those who have passed.

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