Robert Lewis ’74
Bob received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2009 for his distinguished record of service as a loyal alumnus. A charter member of the President’s Council and Heritage Society, Bob has helped organize and attend many class reunions, and has served on several AC committees including the Alumni Board, for which he is also a past president. He works for Remax Executive Realty in North Grafton. Bob and wife Lori reside in Grafton and have two daughters, a son and a grandchild.
Lionel received the College's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2008. A loyal supporter of Assumption, Lionel’s tireless efforts as a committee member and chair have helped the Father Bissonnette Invitational golf tournament raise more than $1.3 million since its inception in 1973. A charter member of the President’s Council and a member of the Heritage Society, Lionel has also served on several AC committees for past campaigns. He owns Lamoureux Ford in
Carolyn received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2007 for her dedicated involvement as an alumna. Originally from Chelmsford, MA, this high school and college field hockey standout, has been active at Assumption since graduation. Carolyn has served as president of the Boston Regional Alumni Club; was inducted into the Alumni/Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002; has been a member of the Multi-Sport Stadium and Boston Campaign fundraising committees; a member of the President’s Council since 2000; and Greyhound Club. She currently serves on the Alumni Board, and is on the committees for the Boston Regional Alumni Club, FBI Golf Invitational, President’s Council, and her 25th Reunion. When asked, Carolyn has always enthusiastically accepted every challenge! Carolyn currently resides in Needham, MA and is exectuive vice president of product development for Fidelity Investments Foundation.
Paul received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. He served on the Alumni Board for 13 years during the 1960s and ’70s, and was Board President for a two-year term. He also chaired the Dollars for Scholars fundraiser in the 1970s. Paul served on the committees for his 40th and 50th Reunions and has returned to the Alumni Board. Admired for his volunteer work with local service organizations, he credited former AC President Fr. Georges Bissonnette, A.A. ’43 for influencing him to work with the less fortunate of Worcester.
Paul retired in 1999 as chair of the department of social work/social relations at Anna Maria College after 34 years of service. He and wife Gloria, who retired from Assumption’s financial aid department in 1998, received the Outstanding Alumni Award from Anna Maria College in 2005. He also earned awards from both the National Association of Social Workers and the Diocese of Worcester for his contributions to each organization. Paul passed away in 2009, leaving his wife of 51 years, Gloria; seven children, 27 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Dick received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2005. He is a member of the President’s Council and has served on several reunion and fundraising committees for Assumption. Dick has spent most of his life supporting Assumption. He has organized his class reunions, including its golden anniversary reunion in 2000. Most recently, Dick chaired the Alumni in the Health Professions Committee for support of the Testa Science Center. Dick has hosted numerous alumni and Campaign events (including the Naples, FL reception for several years), is a member of the President’s Council and a tireless advocate for the College. Dick and wife Polly celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary during Reunion weekend 2005.
Joe received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2004. He has served on the Alumni Board and numerous Reunion Committees for both Assumption Prep and the College. Joe is credited with revitalizing Assumption Prep, which closed in 1970, by leading an effort to celebrate the Prep School at an annual Reunion each fall at the College. When you think of the most active, tireless and dependable members of alumni, Joe readily comes to mind. His service and dedication to Reunion Committees for both Assumption Prep School and the College, and tenure on the Alumni Board of Directors, is second to none.
Karen received the College’s Outstanding Alumna Award in 2003. She has served on the Alumni Board as a member, secretary, vice president, and president. Among her numerous accomplishments and contributions as an alumna, Karen has been a member, secretary, vice president, and president of the Alumni Board of Directors, chair of the Alumni Student Networking Committee, and chair of her 25th Reunion Committee. In 1985 she earned a master’s degree from Assumption in social and rehabilitation services. Husband Bill '76 and daughter Lauren '07 are also Assumption alumni.
Ron received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2002 for his active involvement in the Alumni Association and the College. Ron was an Alumni Advisory Board member (1991-94) and chaired the Annual Fund (1993-99). He was also a member of the steering committee for the last $15 million capital campaign (1991-96), the Multi-Sports Stadium Athletic Capital Campaign, and was vice chair for the Connecticut Regional Campaign. Ron is a member of the President’s Council and the Greyhound Club. A former vice president for development at Day Kimball Hospital inPutnam, CT, Ron is president of RPC Associates and the Putnam Business Association. His father, the late Paul Coderre ’38, was also an alumnus.
Bro. Armand received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2001 after serving Assumption for 40 years, many as assistant treasurer. Bro. Armand took his vows with the Assumptionist order in 1950 and has served the order in various capacities over the years, including assistant to the provincial treasurer of the North American Province. He has served as the full-time sacristan at the Assumptionist’s Old English Road residence in Worcester and is the special ambassador to the College’s Alumni Association.
John received the College’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000. He has been an active Assumption alumnus since the day he graduated. He served as the College’s director of public affairs (1973-75) and director of alumni relations (1975-78). He has participated in phonathons and was active in the Assumption College Tomorrow business solicitation in 1990. John served as the secretary, second, and first Vice President of the Alumni Association and was also Alumni Board President. As president, he served on various committees, including the Capital Campaign Committee and the basketball coach selection committee. From 1995-97, John also chaired the Outstanding Alumnus/a Award committee.
John is owner of Advanced Business Concepts/DiPietro with vast experience as an award-winning account executive at leading radio and TV stations in the Northeast marketplace. He was a marketing strategist with Commonwealth Creative Associates in Framingham and has served as a PR/marketing consultant for the College. In addition, he is an accomplished public speaker who has addressed audiences across the country. John and wife Maribeth are members of the College’s President’s Council and have two children, including Maria ’02.