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Hall of Fame



 Saint Raphael Academy

Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony

 April 7, 2018




Saint Raphael Academy Hall of Fame

A person may be nominated to the Saint Raphael Academy Hall of Fame if the following criteria are met:

  • Nominee is an alum of Saint Raphael Academy, living or deceased, graduating at least 20 years prior to nomination.
  • Nominee has an outstanding record of service and loyalty to Saint Raphael Academy, establishing honor and recognition.
  • Nominee has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the Lasallian ideals of faith, service and community, and has embodied these beliefs in all aspects of his/her life.
  • Nominee has lived his/her faith as a Christian in a significant manner.
  • Nominee exhibits unique social service and citizenship in the extended community in which he/she lives.

    For more information, please contact Mary Alexandre at 401-723-8100 Ext. 120 or

Mary Alexandre
Saint Raphael Academy
123 Walcott Street
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    Hall of Fame 2018


    Thomas E. Burgess ’29


    A member of the second graduating class at Saint Raphael Academy, Thomas was part of the venerable theater history at Saints. He first directed minstrel shows as a student, then returned as the theater director in the 1960s. He served the Academy on its Board of Directors and was the first honorary president of the SRA Men’s Club. 

    David A. Duffy ’57


    A leader in marketing and advertising and co-founder of Duffy & Shanley, David created two scholarships: one at Saint Raphael Academy and one at Providence College that gives preference to a Saints graduate. He is ever mindful of the positive influence the two schools had on his life, sharing his talents and treasures with future students.

    William F. Farley ’60


    An international businessman who is grateful for the educational opportunities his parents gave him, William established a scholarship at Saint Raphael Academy in memory of his father. He was also instrumental in the renovation of Barbara Farley Hall, named in honor of his mother, giving a space to the fine arts program at the Academy. 

    Brother Lawrence D. Goyette ’67, FSC


    As a lifelong educator, Brother Lawrence was inspired to help children from struggling families learn in a faith-filled environment. He created the San Miguel School in Providence, a middle school for boys that became a successful national model for Lasallian education. As a Lasallian Brother, he has dedicated his life to God’s children. 

    James M. Leahy ’44


    One of five original officer-directors of Viacom International, James had a long career in finance and retired as senior vice president of Federated Department Stores in 1988. He was a decorated war veteran and a quiet benefactor of Saint Raphael Academy, contributing to many of the Academy’s improvements in infrastructure and programs. 

    James A. MacDougald ’46


    James was in the United States Air Force for more than 20 years, logging over 4,400 hours of flying time in his career, ultimately retiring as a colonel. He later became a well-respected entrepreneur in the aviation industry. He was a strong supporter of Saint Raphael Academy, reflecting his gratitude for the education he received. 

    Joseph J. MarcAurele ’69


    Serving Saint Raphael Academy as a teacher, coach, athletic director and finally as the assistant principal, Joseph’s career eventually led him to the banking industry, where he retired as CEO of Washington Trust Bank. He is dedicated to the local non-profit community, and has always been an ardent supporter of Saint Raphael Academy. 

    Joseph T. McHale ’62


    Class valedictorian, family business owner and active community volunteer, Joseph was most fond of Saint Raphael Academy. He created a scholarship in memory of his parents, served on the Board of Directors and supported renovations to the Academy’s buildings. He enjoyed attending student events and was often seen at SRA musicals.

    John J. Partridge ’57


    A United States Army veteran, lawyer and author, “Jack” is one of the founding partners of Partridge Snow & Hahn. Jack is very involved in his community and serves on many civic and charitable organizations, offering his talents as legal counsel, trustee or chairman. He is a faithful supporter of, and advocate for, Saint Raphael Academy.

    Charles E. Walker, Jr. ’64


    Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the founder of Chemlink Laboratories, Charles chaired the Saint Raphael Academy Building Fund, and he was instrumental in the building of Alumni Hall. He serves others through his work with national and local organizations and continues to lend his support to SRA and its students.