Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Ed Conran, a member of the class of 1953 at St. Thomas Seminary’s high school, signs in as one of about 100 alumni of the Bloomfield institution gathered May 15.

Mr. Conran, a parishioner at Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish in Hartford, said at this second annual reunion that his time at the seminary “was one of the most pleasant and most developmental in my life.”

Father Gary F. Simeone, pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bristol, graduated from St. Thomas in 1969 and went on to Our Lady of Angels Seminary in Albany, N.Y., and St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., and was ordained in 1975. He said he attended “to reconnect and to reestablish friendships that we had when we were students.”

David Frigo, owner of Stefano Food Products in Torrington, is a 1948 graduate of the high school. He said, “I spent three of my best years here in my youth, and it carried me through life. The place looks good.” (Photo by Jack Sheedy)