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Richard Decker, Class of 1966

Richard A. Decker was born on July 23, 1948 to Walter and Margaret Decker.  He has a sister Carol Ashton, a brother Robert (Farrell ’69) and another brother Thomas.  Richard is a native Staten Islander who attended St. Mary’s of the Assumption grammar school and graduated in 1962.  He then went on to attend Monsignor […]

Lawrence Unrein, Class of 1974

Lawrence M. Unrein – Sid to his many friends at Farrell – is the kind of guy of whom his brother-in-law Bill Maroney has said: “It’s safe to say that if you knew him in high school, you know him now. Nothing has changed:  He was a great guy then, he’s a great guy now.” […]

Michael Marino, Class of 1968

Michael Marino was born on December 2, 1950; a native Staten Islander.  As a child he attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Grammar School and upon graduation he enrolled in Monsignor Farrell High School in the fall of 1964.  As a student, Mike immediately gave an indication as to the type of person he would […]

Mark Rienzi, Class of 1993

Mark Rienzi, Monsignor Farrell Class of 1993, is a modern-day Renaissance man, similar to those historical figures high school students are forced to read about in Global Studies. You know the kind: Intelligent, well rounded, knowledgeable in every field and accomplished beyond belief. The kind Farrell has a history of producing. But what separates Mark […]

Neil Pignatano, Class of 1973

A real-life rocket scientist, Neil grew up in Meiers Corners and graduated from St. Rita’s Grammar School. During his days at Farrell he was involved in various groups and activities, including freshman track and the Dance Committee. He helped out in the Chemistry Lab, and was on the staff of the Cornerstone, serving as assistant […]

Anthony Petosa, Class of 1981

Basketball is what Tony Petosa is known for best, but to say that it defines him is wrong. His passion for the game, his sportsmanship, his ability to connect with his players and the quiet dignity and dedication he exudes all have combined to make him a revered and respected coach, friend and mentor. He […]

John Oehm, Class of 1976

Retired FDNY Battalion Commander Jack Oehm is currently excelling in his second career. Only this one is mostly a labor of love. Jack currently devotes almost all his efforts to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, where he serves as Managing Director of Residential Reconstruction for Hurricane Sandy Relief. In that role Jack and […]