1972 50th Reunion

Thank you to those who have registered for our 50th reunion on October 14 - we can't wait to see you!

Reservations for the 50th reunion closed at midnight on Friday, September 30, 2022. We would love to hear from classmates who are unable to attend - please fill out the form below to share your notes with the class!

Schedule for the evening

Friday, October 14, 2022
Circle Drive & Athletic Center Doors open at 4:45 pm
Mass begins at 5:00 pm with celebrant Fr. Ken Budzikowski
Class photo, immediately following mass, available for purchase that evening
Cocktail Hour
Dinner Buffet

Remote Notes

Kate Abrams '72

Hello, All! I expect you will all have a grand time at the reunion. I'm hoping some will send me an email and tell me how much fun I missed. I've been living in the rural state of VT for 38 years, raised four sons here, and I am rooted so deeply now, there can be no yanking me away.

Anita Bell Baltimore '72

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since we roamed the halls of McAuley. I have fond memories of those four years. Some friendships have withstood the test of time, the girl sitting in front of me my freshman year in Science class now lives on my block. We sure had fun. Cherish the memories!

Lynn Neibert Bruch '72

I am looking forward to being with you all. 50 years of life-that in itself is enough to celebrate. Still using the French I learned from Ms Gibbons among other things! Such wonderful memories. Mighty Macs!!!!

Gwen Carroll '72


50 Years! Yikes! Thinking about our 50th Reunion brings such a flood of rollicking memories, I just want to be there with you all, locked in conversation after conversation, catching up, remembering, laughing till we're crying till we're laughing again...have the most joyous romp of a reuning evening! I'm spending the evening with every one of you in my heart and can't wait for our 60th. (Maybe 55th?) With love and jam-packed, frozen-in-time, wonderful memories, Gwen

Marian Foran Dinneen '72

50 years! What a ride! 5 children, 10 grand babies, 45 years as a Trauma Nurse and a fun filled retirement to date. Looking forward to October 14th, my 68th birthday and 50th high school reunion. Am I really that old? When I dream I still have long auburn hair (parted down the middle) but when I wake up there is a white haired lady in the mirror. Looking forward to seeing all that can attend.

Mary Fran Philbin Doherty '72

Enjoy the evening!
Happy 50th to all! Can't believe its been 50 years.
Sorry to miss the event this time.
Hope to see everyone at the 60th :)

Susan Streit Finn '72

It is hard to believe that we graduated 50 years ago!!
I look forward to the reunion and hope to see many of you there.

Patricia Roebuck Herr '72

Sorry to miss the reunion! I'm retired after 32 years at McDonald's. Living in Scottsdale and addicted to pickle ball. Hope you all have a great time getting together. McAuley gave us a great education.

Cathi Carlin Hogan '72

Dear fellow “Senior Girls”,
Looking forward to reconnecting with everyone who is able to attend the event on October 14th.
If you can’t make it this year, you will be missed.
However, I have heard the 60th is also a ton of fun:) ( 2032!!!!!)
Cathi Carlin Hogan

Kathy Cooney Lingo '72

Hi everyone! So many fond memories of classmates, laughter, fun, dances, and cheese popcorn! I loved my classes in English, French, art and music. Math and science- not my fortes. My last several years in a nutshell: 38 happy years in Denver, as a mom, wife and architect. Moved to Oregon in 2020 to be closer to our son and our two beautiful granddaughters, who are soon to be joined by a third sister! I hope you are all happy and healthy. Time sure does fly. Sending love ❤️

Donna Malone '72

Sure wish I could be there. I live in Georgia so the travel is just too far. I hope everyone has a blast, can’t believe it’s been 50 years since 1972 graduation! 🥳🥰

Patricia Goggin McLaughlin '72

Congratulations to the Class of 1972! Looking forward to seeing all the McAuley Girls.

Janice Molnar '72

Dear Classmates,

Half a century! Wow! All of us are here, there, and everywhere. Me? I've been in New York State ever since graduate school and then marrying a New Yorker almost 40 years ago. Just last month, I retired from a largely public sector career (NYC and NYS), with a bit of the non-profit sector (private philanthropy) and some higher ed thrown in for good measure. What happens next is anybody's guess. I am open to any and all ideas!

Have a great time at the reunion. I'll be thinking of you!

Wendy Ross Morray '72

I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend our 50th reunion as I would love to reconnect with so many of you. I will be in Washington DC for a celebration of life for one of my college classmates. May you all have a wonderful time rekindling old friendships and making new ones. I look forward to seeing any pictures from the celebration or hearing from you in the future.

Best wishes!

Terry Murray '72

Hi to all the brave and true members of the class of 72! Terry Murray here in Toronto - sorry not to be with you. I am semi-retired from being a medical journalist for my entire career - specializing in infectious diseases, so I know that Covid isn't done with us yet - hence, my reluctance to travel just yet. I hope you have a great reunion - I look forward to seeing pictures. I'd be happy to hear from anyone. I'm hoping to get to Chicago for a visit as soon as it seems safe. It was sobering to see how many classmates we've lost, some in tragic circumstances. All the best - Terry

Maureen Breakey O'Donnell '72

Hello Everyone! Haven't moved far - still on the Southside of Chicago. Two daughters are proud Mother McAuley graduates. I have been working in education. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Joan Dwyer Rojek '72

50 years, wow, that’s hard to believe! After retiring a few years ago the plan was to travel and maybe find a part time job. We traveled until COVID so I am now working one day a week. We’re getting back to the travel part of our retirement. We downsized to a townhome in Mokena so I’m still in the area. Hope you are all doing well and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

Deborah Klun Sharbak '72

Greetings from Seal Beach, California. I’m joining you in spirit.

Mary Ann Allison Smunt '72

Deep in my heart
I do believe
McAuley run it! McAuley run it!
Looking forward…

Mary Beth Schatz Suma '72

My husband and I are happily living in Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. We have a very active lifestyle for our retirement years. We have 8 healthy and beautiful grandchildren.

I wish you all good health and days filled with joy and curiosity. 

Meg Swanson '72

Wish I could be there for what I’m sure will be a great time. Have fun!

Cheryl Treiber-Kawaoka '72

Hi! It's my first time that I'm able to go to our reunion - finally retired from teaching and free in October to travel all the way from Hawaii. I'm excited to see the school and see what memories and friendships surface after all these years. I remember playing flag football, doing the lights for Funny Girl, and a history teacher, Ms. Farmer, who was in love with Napoleon Bonaparte. With Aloha, Cheryl

Your 50th Reunion Class Reps

Mary Therese Abbatemarco Munaretto 
Maureen Breakey O'Donnell 
Cathi Carlin Hogan 
Joan Dwyer Rojek 
Pat Fishman
Christie Gallagher Sever
Renata Hornick
Maudie Laughlin Wirtz
Sarah Mortimer Frigo
Carol Murphy McDonald 

Lynn Neibert Bruch 
Patti O'Donnell Hoeksema
Mary Ann O'Reilly
Sue Streit Finn
Louise Welch Dietzel 
Sue Zangri Quane 
Marguerite Falloon Bliznik
Laurel Azzarello McGrath
Diana Shelton Echols