Silver Hawks baseball, Saturday, July 24, South Bend

    image             During recent summers, we have had a good time getting together in South Bend for a Silver Hawks baseball game.  This year, we are going to a game that begins at 5:30 p.m. EDT, Saturday, July 24th, at South Bend’s Covaleski stadium.  In addition to Joe Kernan, who owns the team, one of the friends attending is Tom McKenna (the Indiana cousin), who is running for the Indiana Secretary of State position.  This makes the get-together a good time for seeing Tom, encouraging him, and supporting his campaign with a contribution.  

                 Of course, family members and friends are included in this invitation, so please help spread the word.  

                We also invite several professors, who are now retired or working part-time in South Bend.  Ed Goerner and Don Sniegowski have been with us in previous years.  In fact, you can see photos on the blog. 

               Planning to come?  Please let Tom Figel know so we have the right number of tickets arranged.  Contact Tom at 312-223-9536 x 301 or

               The likelihood is strong that some people will want to play golf.  Most of us will want to get together somewhere prior to the game for visiting, a sandwich, and protective hydration.

George Boynton, March 11, 2010 – from Donna deManby Boynton SMC 68

(Also, see photos Donna sent of George with grandchildren and with Donna and Tom Schetter.)
Since my husband George Boynton (known by his stepfather's last name at college as George Anderson) loved Notre Dame so much, I thought I would write. Our daughter Jenny ND' 93 married Mario Borelli ND'93, the son of Professors Dr. Mario Borelli and Angela Borelli. As you can see we had quite a connection to the University and made many trips back. George retired early as an assistant vice-president of Odyssey Reinsurance. Unfortunately he developed cancer 5 months later and died on March 11, 2010. ND friends are forever. His roommate, Bill Phippard, a lawyer in San Diego, flew all the way from California to Connecticut for the funeral. Other ND roommates Denny Simon, a lawyer from Wisconsin, and Tom Hudson, a CEO and owner of a computer technology company in Minnesota, sent their condolences.
Tom Schetter, fellow band mate from Ohio, will be making a memorial visit this summer. An award in George's name (the George F. Boynton Award) is being set up at Notre Dame for a senior band student to be given out yearly. Notre Dame lost one of its prized sons far too early.
Donna deManbey Boynton SMC'68

Death of Dick “Sandy” Carrigan's mother June 1, 2010

Bryan Dunigan informed classmates of the death of Sandy Carrigan's mother Lavinia Carrigan at the age of 89.  The wake for Mrs. Carrigan on the next day was well-attended by Mrs. Carrigan's friends and her family.  This is the announcement:


Lavinia Carrigan, nee Cole, age 89; beloved wife of the late Richard Maurice Carrigan; loving mother of Richard, Jr.”Sandy” (Mary) Carrigan, Patricia (Richard) Tilghman, Kathryn (William) Collins, Mary (Paul) Tieman, John (Sarah) Carrigan, Fred and Judy Weems and the late Michael, Margaret Weems and Emmet Carrigan; loving grandmother of 20; great-grandmother of 11. Visitation Thursday 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral Friday 10:15 a.m. from Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Road Skokie to Saint Joan of Arc Church, 9248 North Lawndale Ave. Evanston Mass 11 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Catholic Charities, Dept 1623, Box N. Chicago, IL 60690-3990 would be appreciated. Info 847 675-1990 or