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Notable Alumni

The proud tradition of Catholic education in Dorchester 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.


St. Angela

Tom Burke ('59) - Journalist and Entrepreneur

Danielle Legros Georges - Professor at Lesley University and City of Boston’s 2014 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


St. Ann

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


St. Gregory

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


St. Kevin

Kirvan J. Boyd ('95) - Artistic Director, Center of Creative Arts and Former Principal Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


St. Margaret

Frank Baker ('82) - Boston City Councilor, District 3

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


St. Peter

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 or Join Our Mailing List.