Around Town

Michael McDonald

Hi Readers! Welcome to another edition of Around Town.

Birthday wishes this week go out to our fearless leader, John Collazzi, who celebrates his special day on July 9, 2008. Hey, Bud, we all hope your year ahead is full of health and happiness.

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Happy birthday to Barbara Castrogiovanni on July 7, 2008. May you get everything you wish for. You deserve the best of everything because you’re the best. Glad to have you in my life. Like fine wine, you keep getting better with age. You go, girl! Happy birthday and many more. Peace and love, Maria Portella.


Ann Greany has worked at Einstein Hospital for 29 years. She started in the Department of Cell Biology where she worked with Dr. Matthew Scharff and then chairman Dr. Jonathan Warner. After 14 years, she transferred to the Office of the Dean, where she worked with Dean Purpura, and then Dean Allen Spiegel. She has one daughter, two sons and grandchildren. Her husband John and she plan to travel, and she will devote time to her veterans work and enjoy seeing Broadway plays with her girlfriends.


Congratulations to our grandson, Michael Charles McDonald. We are so proud of you for all your accomplishments and for becoming Cardinal Spellman’s Salutatorian of the Class of 2008!  Hard work and determination has brought you this far and there’s more exciting times ahead. May your college years lead you down a very successful path.  Remember to always follow your dreams and you can do anything.  We love you very much, Grandma Rose and Grandpa John Francomano.

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