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gina b

Paramus, NJ

#191 Dec 15, 2012
my mother geraldine scully and 2 uncles were at sts joes around 1940 to the 50's
anyone know them? remeber them?
gina b

Paramus, NJ

#192 Dec 15, 2012
it doesn;t sound like a loving place for children- sorry to hear- but glad your ok
gina b
my mother was there and left about that time. geraldine scully
do you remeber her?

Since: Dec 10

Apopka, FL

#193 Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas St. Joseph's Survivors Of The Fifties,Sixties And Seventies

George M. Medina

“NYC woman seeking connections”

Since: Apr 12

NYC

#194 Dec 26, 2012
A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to many of my fellow homies.Hope to see some of you at the April reunion.
carmen-orlando fl

Zephyrhills, FL

#195 Jan 1, 2013
Does anyone remember that 5 Saint Bernard dogs (pups) were sent from Switzerland to Cardinal Spellman, who sent us (St. Joseph's)one of the pups named Amour. He had his doghouse in the back of the Infirmary and Sr. Ann Edward (nurse) would let us take him out for daily walks. This took place in early 1960's. The time I spend in St. Joseph's were the best years of my childhood.
katharine whittemore

Northampton, MA

#196 Jan 15, 2013
Hello. My mother, Doris Whittemore, was a social worker at St. Joseph's in the 1970s. Mom is 90 now. She's in good physical health and is as kindhearted as she ever was. But her memory loss is severe and I find I'm curious about her experience of those days. If anyone has any recollections, I'd be grateful to hear them. Thank you.

“NYC woman seeking connections”

Since: Apr 12

NYC

#197 Jan 18, 2013
Your mom was a wonderful Social Worker.Very kind hearted!I saw her briefly!
George Barton

Middletown, NY

#198 Jan 18, 2013
katharine whittemore wrote:
Hello. My mother, Doris Whittemore, was a social worker at St. Joseph's in the 1970s. Mom is 90 now. She's in good physical health and is as kindhearted as she ever was. But her memory loss is severe and I find I'm curious about her experience of those days. If anyone has any recollections, I'd be grateful to hear them. Thank you.
Your mom was great. I had her for years. I rember planting Bulbs with her every season. She was so loving. I rember her early 70s Chevy Malabu, green I think. She would let me start it when she was going. She found me a weekend voluntier that turned into an adoptive parent. 40 years on now and I still rember her. I was there from 69 to 76. She made a difference.
I was the little boy with the bad eye and glasses. Thank her for me.
George M Medina

Apopka, FL

#199 Mar 9, 2013
are there any survivors from the early fifties 1954-1958 in this forum
Cdarling

Rockville, MD

#200 Apr 29, 2013
Would love to find old photos of Saint Joseph's Home for Children. My father was there for several years from 1919 and stayed there for four years or more. He was taken out by his father's sisters and raised in NJ. We went there to visit as children and he was very attached to several nuns. Sister Roche and Sister Mary Immaculate. They stayed in contact over his life time. He must have thought the place was beneficial to him. He achieved a deal in his lifetime and I'm sure he would thank his humble beginnings as an inmate, their terminology not mine for children they cared for at St. Joes, it will always hold fond memories for me.
Ann McGrath Gallagher

Fishkill, NY

#203 Jul 16, 2013
I, too, remember the St. Joseph's festivals and seeing Sister Frances Carmel and Sister Ann Charles there. Would love to know what happened with all of the nuns from Our Lady of Loretto in cold spring new york - the nice and not so nice ones (St. Ann Charles). Graduated in 1972 from OLL.
Susan

Howell, NJ

#204 Aug 23, 2013
I found my grandmother, Lillian Sterzer and her brothers, John, William and George at St. Joseph's home in 1905. They were on the 1910 census with their parents. My grandmother would never talk about her past. My mother once asked for her for her parents' names for a baby book, but my grandmother would only say all of her family were deceased.
Margaret Thomas

Kingston, NY

#206 Nov 3, 2013
I was st.peters school from 72-79 is there still any around? Who remember me I saw Odessa brown note. I remember her she was my first roommate and we ran away together. Living at St. Peter's was like living in hell for the most part.
hector

Stratford, NJ

#207 Apr 1, 2014
I was there at St Josephs from 1976 To 1979 I remember when the school burnt down. I was in group one boys.after school but downI went out to group four boys
carmen torres

Brooklyn, NY

#208 May 23, 2014
My mom carmen torres at the time was there froom 1945 n graduated in 1950, she also speeks of a sister reginal she also has fond memories
sugsrk57

Lavallette, NJ

#210 Jan 13, 2016
STEPHANIE wrote:
I was at St.Josephs home in the middle 1960 .. I feel like all my childhood memories are at St Josephs.. I remember it had its ups and downs ..I remember the pool and the playgrounds and the school I remember the dining hall and I remember this nice man and his wife would come and give the children Milky Way candy bars( MR MAHONEY ) was his name .. plse reach out to me if anyone is out there !!
I think I remember Mr Mahoney did he have a lot of adopted kids ?

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