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St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame inducts 7 new members

SALEM — Seven new members were inducted into the St. Mary’s High School Hall of Fame Friday night at a ceremony at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Jimmy and Pat (McLaughlin) Moore (’62) and their daughter, Marnie (’87) were among the inductees — the first time the Hall of Fame has honored multiple family members at the same time.

Also inducted were Jack Greeley (’59), John J. “Pumpsie” Green (’67), Richard Carter (’58), and, posthumously, Virginia Valeri (’37).

Valeri, who died at age 99 on April 27, was the valedictorian of her Girls High School class. She was considered the school’s oldest active alumna until her death.

She played basketball and wrote for the school newspaper, but switched gears at Emmanuel and earned her chemistry degree. Valeri was a mathematician for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C. during World War II before returning to Lynn with C.L. Hauthaway and Sons. She ended her career at Arthur D. Little, where she was able to combine her love of science and English as a literature researcher.

Greeley was a founding member of the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame Committee in 1990 and has been on the board and worked for the induction ceremonies ever since.

Greeley got degrees from both Boston College and Suffolk University Law School before serving in the Army and the National Guard.

He worked in pharmaceutical sales and practiced law in Lynn for more than three decades. He is co-executive director of the Lynn Business Education Foundation, an organization with which he has been involved for more than 20 years. Jack taught in the Bentley University Continuing Education division for 15 years.

He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 54 years and have three children and five grandchildren.

Green is chair of the Board of Trustees Governance Committee and also serves on the Institutional Advancement Committee. He has chaired the last two reunion committees for his class.

Green was vice president of his class and was an all-league basketball player.  

A Merrimack College graduate, Green founded J.J. Green & Associates, a company that represents contract furniture manufacturers in the education, healthcare, hospitality and corporate markets.  

Carter was vice president and president of his class, played three sports (football, basketball and golf), and was in the Glee Club and Oratorical Society.

He has often told friends and colleagues that he feels fortunate that his parents were able to send him to St. Mary’s.

After graduating, Carter served in the Marines for six years, including four on active duty. He then earned his bachelor’s degree from Salem State and a master’s from Suffolk. He entered the field of banking in 1963. He spent 43 years working for several banks and with the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

After retiring in 2006, Carter started a consulting business and he currently serves as chief lending consultant for Community Credit Union.

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