Alumni & Friends
New Paltz Sweethearts: McArdle



We met in Bevier Hall January of 1978. We were friends. We hung out together with the rest of the crew, Charlie, Tricia, Joe, Dennis, "Fluff", "Kid", Jeff, Robbie, to name a few. As a matter of fact we were platonic roommates for a while. He had a girl back home. He used to look me in the eye and say "It's too bad" and I didn't know what he was talking about.

I remember the first time - the first kiss - March 1978. He just took me in his arms & kissed me. I went to the girls in suite 101 and said, "This is the man I will marry!"
photo: ITALY 2000
ITALY 2000

We had FUN! Ashoken, The Tripping Fields, The Keg Parties, Marketing Class with Bill Whitaker, P & G's Friday Happy Hour. Always laughing - sometimes crying. He didn't break up with his girlfriend right away.

I had to leave in June 1979 - too much fun. He stayed to finish & graduated in June 1980. One of the first to graduate with a Business Administration Degree.

I came up to visit every weekend. Took the 6:30 am bus after my waitress shift.

We were married on June 28, 1980. We had a beautiful outdoor reception in my backyard, filled with 300 people of family & friends.

We had two children, Bryan & Michael. Things got tough. We separated in 1983. We divorced in 1989. We got remarried in 1992. It's a true love story.

We still hang out with some of the old gang. Charlie Puma, Michael "Fluff" O'Connell, Joe Brusca, Dennis Higgins.

We go to New Paltz to visit a lot. We have come full circle - our son Bryan goes there now.


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