Special thanks to Gary for sending this photo. (Double click the image to enlarge)
I found this photo at my parents house. I wanted to share it with everyone because there are people we may not have seen in years. If anyone has seen or know there whereabouts, please share the info. Thanks.
It was great seeing Forte Bellino in that picture.
And you are right, hopefully we can get others from that class to chime in and give us an update.
Forte was a dynamic guy. Thanks to him, I get all Bishop Ford mail regarding upcoming events and I graduated from Nazareth H.S. I happened to mention it to him one day and he laughed that he put everyone in the neighborhood on the Ford list.
I didn’t go to Ford either (but I coached there) and live in Michigan and used to get the Ford Mag too.
Hope all is well.
Gary, Thanks for the photo. How’s your family? I was very sorry to hear about your losses during 9/11. Your class graduated a year after mine & included my brother James, who lives in Connecticut & is a retired police officer. It was great to see Ed Keyes, who hung out with my group. I know Gerard Kent still lives on Windsor Place. Whatever happened to Acky? What a good athlete. Thanks again & regards to your family, Bob Terry – Los Angeles.
Great stuff Bobby…
Good to hear from you Bob. Mom and Dad are living in Jersey along with all the others. My brother Jim and I are the only ones living in NYC. I talk with Ed Keyes on FB alot and he seems to be doing well. Don’t know what ever happened to Acky but I did run into Jimmy Riches about 2 months ago and he still lives in Dyker Heights.
Gary, Great to hear your Mom and Dad are well.
It has been 47 years since I have seen that picture. Brings back a lot of good memories. Especially Forte Bellino who was my blocker whenever one of the brothers decided they needed to throw an eraser at me. I would just duck behind him.May he rest in peace
Johnny, that’s a long time ago! WOW.
It was cool to see my cousin Charlie Gabbert in the pic. I almost forgot what he looked like back then…
There were a lot of great guys in that class ! Bob Terry, Gerard Kent, Johnny Bies (hope you are feeling well John), Bobby Welch, Jimmy Riches, John Mahoney, John Plunkett, Gary “Butterballs” Lang and all the rest, really good people. I recall Forte on the 1st day of HNS, he was someone we all gravitated to and was a great friend in HNS and BFHS. While in the Marine Corps I ran into Ackie on Gitmo before it was a “fashionable” piece of geography. I recall he was a Navy medic assigned to us Marines, title was actually Corpsman. Ran into Charlie Gabbert on the 1st Holy Name/BFHS cruise , it was great catching up with Charlie. Just in touch w/Mike Gogarty on FB thru Gary. I am fine and live on the Jersey shore. Rheumatoid arthritis has been a literal pain in the____ for 30 years or so, just had a hip replacement.— small potatos w/ what others have to endure. All the best to one and all, some psycho times w/ the likes of Bro. Gaudentius but overall what a great 8 years. Ed
Thanks so much for the rundown on your ex-classmates. Seems like a bunch of super guys. Love how you touch on each guy.
Hang in there, keep fighting the good fight!
Enjoy the Holiday weekend!
R. Patino (Lower Right) That is my brother-in-law Rick. He past on a few years ago. Great Guy.
Note correction: Passed on
Joe, we are sorry for your loss.
Thanks for checking in; hope all is well.
Joe, I knew Ricky, he was a great guy, he ALWAYS had a boom box that we all listened to on Hippie Hill…RIP- wow,I know a lot of those guys, Franklin Masterson lived up the block on 13th and 8th- I hung out with Louie Donofrio by Sonny’s, John Plunkett lived around the corner (when we lived on 8th bet 12th and 13th), I hung out with Mike Gogarty, Danny Ditonno and Tommy Sturges, all at different points growing up- I know Charlie Gabbert now, not then, his kids and my nephews grew up together..George Farran was my friend Teashie’s cousin, I guess he still is, but she is gone now- and I remember the Tufano from 11th st- I knew his sister Anna
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