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Monday, March 19 News

Fairfield Prep honors three alumni

Fairfield College Preparatory School is honoring three men with the St. Ignatius of Loyola Alumni Award.

They are: John Altieri, Jr., class of '64; the late J. Richard McCarthy, class of '64; and Monsignor Joseph Potter, class of '46. The award, established in 2010, recognizes alumni who are open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to justice.

The honorees will receive their awards at the school-wide Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Altieri, a Fairfield resident and an attorney, has worked professionally and personally to support social justice initiatives and volunteer for the Malta House of Norwalk, a home and program providing help for homeless pregnant women and their newborns. McCarthy is being honored posthumously for his lifetime of legal work and care helping seniors and disadvantaged children and families. Potter is a Bridgeport diocesan priest who has devoted much of his life to building churches and providing support, food and education for children in many communities of the Juazeiro Diocese area in northeast Brazil. He has also served as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Bridgeport.

For more information, call 203.254.4200 ext. 2487.