Dr. Robert R. Brischetto

Profile Updated: April 21, 2016
Class Year: 1961
Residing In: Lakehills, TX USA
Wife/Significant Other: Barbara Palmieri
Occupation: Sociologist
Children: Christina, born 1968; Brenda, born 1969


Grand Children:

Marina, Lucia, Camilia, Risa


I keep in touch with Fr. Bernard Lee, my McBride speech and drama coach, who lives in San Antonio, TX.

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Aug 07, 2021 at 10:54 AM

Hey Tom, hope you’re well. We’ve lost some of the classmates who were part of the drama players—Denny McDermott, John Callahan and I don’t know who else. Do you know?
Glad you made it to 78. Is Hugh Roddy still around?

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Feb 02, 2020 at 12:33 PM

I will truly miss Dan Otten and his philosophical musings! Would like to hear of his life in Ireland.

Feb 02, 2020 at 12:33 PM

I came to McBride in 1959, my junior year. Bro.. Bernard Lee had just made his permanent vows and he became my drama club coach. In his very pensive manner, he coached me through UIL competition in speech and drama. Reading Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was truly a turn-on for those of us in an all-boys school. T.S. Elliot's "Murder in the Cathedral" and Plato's "The Cave" were not; but they was no less instructive. While I did not have a formal class with Bro. Bernard--I doubt any of his classes were formal--I learned more from him about myself than anyone who tried to teach me. When I graduated from McBride and went on to St. Mary's University, he put this new freshman in touch with his sister in San Antonio and we went out on the town together. 

Bernard (he escewed titles) was more than a philosopher and a scholar; he was a true humanitarian, a person person. As such, he kept in touch over the years. When he returned to San Antonio as vice chancellor at StMU, he invited my young family to join a "house church" that he formed at his residence. That's when I came to know the rest of his family in San Antonio. After he moved to Loyola in New Orleans, he flew back to officiate at my oldest daughteer's wedding. Our family shared many visits and wonderful mealse together, the best ones cooked by Bernard.

As I attended his burial at the SM cemetary on campus yesterday, it became clear to me that my most meaningful lessons in life were learned from someone who taught me more life lessons than I had learned in 20 years of formal education.


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Aug 07, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Hey, Tom. I envision you engaged in some repertory theatre in your retirement. Wouldn't it be interesting to get together the thespians of the class of '61. I wonder how many are still alive. I know McDermott is gone. Have you been in touch with Hugh Roddy?
Best to you on your 3/4 century mark.

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How would I reach you in DC? Don't have any plans to be there yet; but will keep you in mind.

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Thanks to Larry for posting the announcement about Fr. Bernard Lee's 60th anniversary with the Marianists. My best memories at McBride are of Bro. Bernard Lee's coaching in speech and drama. I have kept up with him over the years. (He officiated at my daughter's wedding.) And I will be attending the celebration of his 60 years of service. Let me know if I can pass on any congrats to him on your behalf.

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Happy Birthday Bob from Ed Wegman

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