The proud tradition of Catholic education in Dorchester and Mattapan is alive and well at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy (SJP2CA). SJP2CA opened its doors in 2008. Since that time, we have graduated 637 students, 66% of whom have gone on to attend Catholic high schools and then on to post-secondary education—with the first class graduating from college in 2017.
We are pleased to recognize distinguished alumni of Dorchester’s Catholic elementary schools whose legacy of excellence and of faith, our students carry on. The alumni below represent a partial list of graduates of the following Dorchester schools: St. Angela, St. Ann, St. Gregory, St. Kevin, Blessed Mother Teresa (St. Margaret & St. William), St. Mark, and St. Peter.
Tom Burke ('59) - Journalist and Entrepreneur
Danielle Legros Georges - Professor at Lesley University and City of Boston’s Poet Laureate
Paul Kenney (’62) - Attorney, Author and Songwriter
Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire (‘83) - Professional Visual Artist/Owner of K. Fine Arts Studio and City of Boston Artist in Residence
Diane Saintil-Laviolette (‘85) - General Counsel for People for the American Way and People for the American Way Foundation
James Carmody ('67) - Vice President and General Manager, Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center
Edward Kelly ('88) - General Secretary Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters
Martin Courage - Regional Managing Director, Wells Fargo Private Bank
Ed Forry (’58) - Founder, Dorchester Reporter
Maureen Forry Sorrell (’92)
Joan Lovely (nee Camden '59) - Volunteer at SJP2
Richard O'Mara ('68) - Owner, Cedar Grove Gardens, Dorchester
Eileen O’Sullivan Lee ('69) - Math Instructional Specialist at SJP2
Edward J. Russell ('71) - Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Virginia Camden Shea ('65) - Volunteer at SJP2
James M. Walsh - Associate Superintendent, Catholic Schools Office, Archdiocese of Boston
Bill Brett (’59) - Bill Brett Photography
James Brett (’63) - President & CEO, The New England Council
Dennis Lehane ('79) - Bestselling Author and Screenwriter
John P. McDonough ('68) - Executive Vice President & CFO, Meridian Properties
Jennifer Mergel (’90) - Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts
Honorable Martin Walsh (’82) - Mayor, City of Boston
Artie Boyle - Campaign for Catholic Schools
John M. Corcoran ('36) - Founder, John M. Corcoran & Co.
Joseph E. Corcoran ('49) - Chairman, Corcoran Jennison Companies
James Judge (’69) - Chief Executive Officer, Eversource
If you are a former student at any of the parish schools listed above that are today part of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy, we would like to hear from you! Please contact M.L.Greenidge, Director of Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Join Our Mailing List.