The Our Lady of Lourdes Class of 2013 will attend the following high schools:
The Academy of the Holy Cross
DeMatha Catholic High School
Saint Johns College High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Gonzaga College High School
Edmund Burke School
Colegia Santa Maria de Yermo
Damascus High School
Einstein High School
Other Alumni updates:
- Jorge Fronda graduated from Lourdes in 2004 and from Gonzaga High School in 2008. I am currently pursuing a B.S. in Information Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). I also work closely with the Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation and the Office of Education at UMBC as a recruiter of incoming freshman and transfer students.
- William Offutt entered Our Lady of Lourdes school when it opened in 1942 and graduated in 1945. He then attended St. Johns College high school, Montgomery Junior College and the University of Maryland. Offutt married Eda Schrader in 1953 and they had three children and now have four grandchildren. He worked for the Montgomery County Public Schools, mostly as a teacher, for 34 years. During that time he also coached a number of CYO teams at Lourdes and was a member of the Parish Council and the parish school board. Retired, he wrote and published Bethesda A Social History, which was very successful, and since then has written several works of locally based fiction. He is now a volunteer speaker for the Montgomery County Historical Society. Mr. Offutt is an usher at the 9 AM mass most Sundays.
- Laurie Hurson, who graduated from Lourdes in 2001, is currently pursuing her PhD. In Environmental Psychology, and living in New York City.
- Alumna Kristina Coogan, who attended Lourdes in the late 70’s and early 80’s, passed away recently. Keep Kristina’s family in your prayers.
- Christopher Melendez is entering his junior year at Yale University, and Patrick Dolan is entering his senior year at Yale University.
- Will Collins earned his Masters degree in Business Administration and Spanish. He currently lives in New York and works for Cisco Systems.
- Adrian McDonald is a teacher at Mary of Nazareth School.
- Shannon Nys is a CPA in Bethesda, studying for her Masters in English.
- Ann Olivier recently returned from a trip to China, she attends Tulane University.
- Christian Riegle and Kevin Berry attend Catholic University.
- Paolo Rigor, Cooper Danton and Xavier Franco attend the University of Maryland.
- Molly Carter is getting a degree in Education, and while she is studying she is working as a teaching assistant in the OLOL Little Group classroom
- Elizabeth Warren graduated from Fordham University.
- Caitlin White is earning her Masters degree in Nursing at UMBC.
- Brian Dolan and Josh Chatman played football at Georgetown Prep last year. Asher Inman played baseball there.
- Andrew Lutes, Owen Rossi, Scott Lesmes, Kevin Sebastian, Christian Warren and Max McLaughlin send their regards from The Heights
- Christian Blackman visited school to report that he loved his first year at Villanova. Christian graduated from Don Bosco Cristo Rey School.
- Monsignor Fred Dolan, who along with his five siblings attended Our Lady of Lourdes, is living in Quebec. He recently notified us of the death of his father, The Honorable Frederick Dolan. See the obituary that ran in the Washington Post. Prayers go out to the Dolan family.
- Elias and Bianca Monge both attend Quince Orchard High School.
- Donovan Braithwaite is on the JV soccer team at DeMatha Catholic High School.
6/18/13 FREDERICK DOLAN Death Notice: FREDERICK DOLAN’s Obituary by the The Washington Post.
FREDERICK M. DOLAN
Judge FREDERICK M. DOLAN (Age 89)
A native of Washington, DC and resident of Bethesda, MD since 1951, died peacefully on June 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Fred and his wife, Anita Dolan, nee Acosta, were happily married for 62 years, and raised six children in Bethesda. Judge Dolan graduated from Gonzaga High School and Georgetown University and Law School and had a distinguished career as an Administrative Law Judge for 56 years with the Interstate Commerce Commission and Federal Maritime Commission. He was a veteran of World War ll, having served in the artillery in Europe from 19431946. He attended Mass daily at Little Flower Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Anita and his six children, Monsignor Frederick Dolan, Christina Sarlo, Theresa Tropp, Margaret Escobar, Michael Dolan, John Dolan, and their spouses, Frank, Ken, Pablo, Elizabeth, and Michele; grandchildren, Heather, Michael, Kathryn, Rachel, Noah, Sarah, Katherine, Olivia, Alison, Olivia, Jack, Henry and spouses, David and Anthony; and greatgrandchild, Leonardo. Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 17, at Little Flower Church, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, MD 20816.
Published in The Washington Post on June 15, 2013
Meg EWERS Tufano graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes in 1965; as did her brother, Garry EWERS, in 1967; and her sister, Aimee EWERS Povich in 1968.While in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) in high school, she won Best Actress in The Middle Atlantic States, granting her a scholarship toTheatre in the Round in Bowie, MD where she performed varying parts in Oliver! and other musicals; and, later, led to her receiving a scholarship provided by The Catholic University of America to St. Michael's College, St. Michael's Playhouse (Winooski Park, VT) where she was Assistant Director for A View From the Bridge; played varying parts in Oklahoma! and other musicals. She attended Immaculata Preparatory School at Tenley Circle from which she graduated in 1969. While in high school, she sang professionally at Roma Restaurant (3419 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.).Meg spent one year at Carnegie-Mellon University (Dramatic Arts) and then transferred to become a "February Freshman" at St. John's College (Great Books) in Annapolis, MD in 1971. She spent her sophomore year at St. John's second campus (in Santa Fe, NM) where she met Allan Bloom (author of The Closing of the American Mind) who encouraged her to attend Victoria College at The University of Toronto where Professor Bloom was then teaching. She graduated with honors from U.T. in 1974 (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies).Married to a scientist, Dr. Daniel R. Tufano, Sr., since 1980, they have lived in Washington, DC, Long Island, NY (Halesite and East Setauket); Oak Ridge, TN; and The Hague, The Netherlands. The latter destination was due to the fact that her husband was given the honor from the United States government to do research for NATO for four years. While their two sons were in high school, Meg attained a Master's at Antioch University (Midwest) in Depth Psychology and has been a professor of psychology and philosophy at varying community colleges in Tennessee, teaching 100% online for over the past ten years. While living in The Netherlands, she taught Critical Thinking and Formal Logic (land-based) at Webster University in Leiden.After returning to the States from Holland, Meg was invited to join a think tank, synaptIQ+, at which she is also Editor-in-Chief of their academic journal, The Journal for Social Era Knowledge. She is very active on Google+ where she has over 24,000 plussers.In July 2013, synaptIQ+ became not just an online publisher of an academic journal, but also a publisher of online and paper books, both fiction and non-fiction. Their first fiction publication was in June, 2013, by Meg McDermott, How I Started Drinking, a humorous novel about life, love and the craziness of modern life. It is an open secret that Meg McDermott is Meg Ewers Tufano.A partial description of the book follows:DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK, How I Started Drinking by Meg McDermott:Meg McDermott’s writing reminds one of Maeve Binchy, Elizabeth Berg and Anne Tyler with a strong dash of Fannie Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes) while establishing a voice that is all her own. She also manages to cleanly capture the voices of the heart of Appalachia. In this award-winning novel, How I Started Drinking, divorced Maggie Bailey, Ph.D.² comes to rural East Tennessee to forget her rich and high-powered life in Washington, DC, while her ex-husband has some second thoughts, bless his little heart. The story weaves together the past and the present with her mountain ex-in-laws while Maggie learns that maybe when it comes to life, love, and liquor, her corn bread just ain’t done in the middle.
This is a poignant and light-hearted story about unusual friendships and the craziness of love and family in North America spanning The Vietnam War to 9/11. You will love this book if you enjoy warm-hearted–or cold-hearted–Southern characters, smart strong-headed women whose love-lives get them snookered into no-way-out corner pockets. And, maybe, if you like some interesting cooking recipes (included at the book’s end).
In an international competition, Meg McDermott was honored with the distinction of the The Sue Ellen Hudson “Excellence in Writing” award byThe Tennessee Mountain Writers, its top overall prize. They also awarded her novel, How I Started Drinking, Best Novel.
Bottom’s up! ;')
'As you go skinny dipping with the snapping turtles in this hilarious novel, pour yourself a strong one! I loved How I Started Drinking! ––Dr. Jane Oswald, author of Teaching in Black Holes in Space.Please note this is not a book for children.__________________________________________Meg may be reached at synaptIQ+ at the following email address:She is always interested in receiving submissions by new authors for either the Journal for Social Era Knowledge or for book publication (submit first chapter and synopsis).Meg and her husband, Dan, (Good Counsel, Class of 1969) will enjoy their 33rd wedding anniversary in Washington, DC, in September 2013.
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