Upcoming Reunions

Calling all reunion organizers!

Join us for an informational conference call with the Alumni Office. Learn how DJO can support your reunion efforts and assist with class lists, giveaway swag, venues/space, class Masses, etc. Reunions 101 teleconferences are held the first Friday of every month at 12 noon Eastern. Please RSVP to alumni@bishopoconnell.org for for the dial in information.

Upcoming Reunions

The classes of '61 and '62 are planning a Florida event on Mar. 8-10, 2019 at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne, Fla. Contact Sara Parker Josephson for additional information.

The class of 1963 will hold a Flip-Flop 55th Reunion in Ocean City Maryland, Sept. 25-27, 2018 (yes, Tuesday through Thursday). Please check our Facebook page and also our class website for additional details.

The class of 1965 is hosting a get together on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Samuel Beckett's in Shirlington. Please email alumni@bishopoconnell.org to be put in touch with the reunion committee.

The class of 1968 reunion committee has been hard at work putting together plans for their 50-year reunion. Please save the weekend of Sept. 28-29, 2018. The committee is looking at hosting an event at O'Connell and a banquet at Westwood Country Club. Please contact alumni@bishopoconnell.org to be put in touch with the organizers.

Class of 1978 will hold their 40-year reunion on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 6-7, 2018). Get in on the ground floor - contact alumni@bishopoconnell.org to be put in touch with the organizers.

Class of 1998 - the planning is starting! Save the date of Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 (Thanksgiving weekend). Check the class Facebook page or email alumni@bishpoconnell.org.

Class of 2007 - Stay tuned – Some of your classmates are in the planning process. To be added to the interest list, please contact alumni@bishopoconnell.org.

2017 Reunion Recaps

Classes of 1961 and 1962 held a joint reunion September 30-October 1. The class enjoyed a tour of the Library of Congress and a dinner dance at the Washington Dulles Hilton. The classes then returned to O’Connell for a Mass and plaque dedication honoring several of their deceased classmates. There were over 110 in attendance thanks to the efforts of reunion coordinators Kay and Jack Larmer, Kayleen and Hap Hadd, Jane and Joe Cochran, Terry Innocenti; Mike Rush, Mike Sneed, Dennis Dwyer and Sara Josephson.

Class of 1965 gathered for a joint 70th birthday party at Samuel Beckett's Irish Pub this September. Several of the 50-year class reunion coordinators stayed on the committee to help plan this fun event. Many thanks to: Tacey Battley, Eileen Ward Beale, Betty Ann Maguire Culhane, Jeannie Hansohn, Mike Lubeley, Joe McClellan, Chuck Minchik, Tom Shean, Bob Welsh and Rosemary Wilhelm.

Class of 1967 had an amazing 50-year reunion the weekend of July 7-9. The class opened their festivities with a happy hour at Tysons Biergarten, enjoyed a picnic at Turkey Run Park and held a dinner dance event at Bull Run Country Club. The class’ daytime events included a golf outing, an ultimate Frisbee tournament on the O’Connell athletic fields and a tour of the school. Reunion organizers were Dennis and Jeanne Whyte Kraft (chairs) and coordinators included Julie Kirchner Van Buren, Lynette Maier Shields, Candy Kane, Rick Deutsch, Debbie Pestell Johns, Kathy Ornborne Galloway and Jerry Valenzi. A special thank you to the class for their generous donation to the Alumni Scholarship and Knight Fund.

Class of 1972 - gathered for their 45 year reunion at the home of Brian & Kim Mercer for a catered dinner. Many of the classmates also returned to O’Connell Sunday morning for a class Mass, a tour of the school and coffee and donuts in the faculty lounge.

Class of 1977 - enjoyed a weekend full of events starting with a gathering at Brion’s Grille in Fairfax and a trip to the Reston Town Center fall festival where classmates jammed to the Fabulous Dialtones where classmate Peter Warren plays guitar and harmonica. The class held a Mass at the school and toured O’Connell – some for the first time in 40 years! Reunion coordinators were Mark Ingrao, Peter Warren, Suzanne Nirschl Brown, Blues Arango, Darlene Brown, Maria Castells Elliott, Amy Louviere, Darlene Gehley Brown, Vicki Dettmar Rutson, Patti Stevens, Sandy Hinshaw Darville, Fran Goldbranson Arnold, Mike “Beep” Easley and Matt Kelly.

Class of 1982 -joined the O’Connell Knights at Homecoming and kicked off their festivities with a pre-game tailgate.

Class of 1987 - celebrated thirty years with cocktails and appetizers at Chima in Tysons Corner in September. Reunion organizers were Raynelle Araques and Paola Quiroz.

Class of 1992 - gathered in October at Ireland's Four P's on Broad Street in Falls Church.

Class of 2012 - met for a 5 year Christmas time reunion at Whitlow's on Wilson in Arlington, VA last December! Stay tuned for the next gathering!

E-mail the Alumni Office if you would like to discuss planning a reunion. It's never to early to start the process and we can help!