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Class of 1960 had their 32nd Class Reunion
The Class of 1960 celebrated 32 years since they graduate! Please view the information booklet to learn about the current lives of your classmates. Thanks to Michael Monaghan for creating the booklet.
Class of 1957 is Planning their 55th Reunion
The Class of 1957 hosted their 55th Class Reunion on Saturday, December 1, 2012. If you would more information about the reunion, please contact Mrs. Catherine Pisano Garay at 310-832-8125. 
Class of 1982 30-Year Reunion
The Class of 1982 Reunion occurred Saturday, October 20th at Neil's Restaurant in Downtown San Pedro at 6:30 p.m.. The reunion costs were $60 per person. For more information, please contact Mary (Bobich) McLachlan at
Mary Star of the Sea Class of '72 (and what would have been) Fermin Lasuen Class of '72 Reunion Party
The Mary Star and Fermin Lasuen Class of 1972 along with Holy Trinity, Mary Star, Holy Family and St. Peter and Paul Grammar School of 1960-1968 are throwing another Reunion Party! The last one was a blast so show up and party the night away with old friends and rival. Accurate memories are not mandatory! Mark your calendar for September 29, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Market (above San Pedro Fish Market) in Ports 'O Call. For more information contact: Tom Vuoso (310-519-8958), John Balesteri (310-293-8036), Tina Pescetti ( or Marian DiBernardo ( Please see flyer below.
31st Annual Lasuen Alumni & Friends Reunion Run/Walk Picnic
The 31st Annual Lasuen Alumni & Friends Reunion Run/Walk Picnic was held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Pt. Fermin Park in San Pedro (at the end  of Gaffey Street). The exciting 5-mile and 2-mile events started  at the picnic area and continued with out and back runs  on Paseo del Mar toward  the White Point Nature Conservancy adjacent to the  recent slide area.  The event promotes fitness and fellowship while  also helping Fr. Pat Thompson, OMI in his mission effort in Mexicali  (Lasuen Family Center). All  participants and spectators enjoyed an ethnic picnic after the Run/Walk.

Reunions bring Stars  together
Mary Star of the Sea High School and the Class of 1954 hosted an exciting afternoon on the new campus for a pictorial showing of the first four years of our high school: 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957. Surrounded by alumni and their grandchildren, alumni from these special classes unveiled 15 or more memorabilia boards that depict this era in photos and newspaper articles. More than 100 alumni attended the event which included the Master of Ceremonies, Ray Martin.
1965-1970 Mary Star and Fermin Lasuen Reunion 
The Mary Star of the Sea High School classes of 1965-1970 hosted an evening reunion with Fermin Lasuen on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Dalmatian American Club, 1639 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. The Topics will play '60s tunes with catering by Raffaello's Restaurant. Tickets are $30 person for the casual dress event which occurs from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Please call if you have questions:
Class of '65            Dick Soto, 310-547-4509
Class of '65 & '68    Nancy (Nix) Young, 310-832-3907
Class of '66            John Cuccia, 310-832-7433 / Vince Costa Russell, 310-832-2464
Class of '67            Sal Lauro, 310-831-9060 / Camille (Bozanich) Gobin, 310-547-9610
Class of '68            Chuy Ibarra, 310-833-3060
Class of '69            David Mattis, 310-567-8508
Class of '70            Larry Hebert, 562-760-9178 / Josetta Spychaj, 310-977-2789

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Millennium class to reunite with class of 2001
Mary Star of the Sea High School's Class of 2000 will be joining the Class of 2001 to celebrate a reunion at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at the Top of the Market in San Pedro. The evening will feature a casino night theme with gaming tables, food and a DJ. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by sending a check payable to  MSHS Reunion to 1123 Bloomwood Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 by June 1. For the Class of 2000, contact Brian Hoagland (310-850-4123) or Nicole Fiamengo ( For Class of 2001 information, contact Lindsey D'Ambrosi (, 310-701-5041) or Shannon Deeter (

30-Year Reunion set for August
Class of 1981 to celebrate at Ports O'Call
A 30-year celebration will be held August 27, 2011 for Mary Star of the Sea High School's Class of 1981. The evening will feature a live band and buffet dinner at Ports O' Call Restaurant. Tickets are $75 per person and checks must be received by August 12. For an e-vite or more information, contact Josan (DiBernardo) Galletti:

Class of 1959 celebrates 50 years
February 20, 2009 was a memorable evening as Mary Star’s Class of 1959 gathered for a 50th class reunion at Simon’s in San Pedro. Looking back at 50 years seemed like the blink of an eye. For some, it started like just another social gathering since many classmates are related or still live in town. But as the evening progressed, the significance of sharing 50 years of memories with this unique group made this event special.
Class of 1984 celebrates 25 years
The Class of 1984 held a 25-year reunion social on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Nelson's within the picturesque new Terranea Resort. The Terranea Resort is where Marineland used to be: 6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. The peaceful setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean was perfect for reminiscing and planning for future reunions.
"We had a wonderful time at the class reunion!" exclaimed Gina (Katnich) Potter. "It was so great to see everybody and we all just had the best time being together. We can't wait till our next reunion!"
Photos can be found in the Photo Album section of the website.
Class of 1954 celebrates 55 years
Mary Star High School's first graduates, the Class of 1954, held a 55-year reunion at Simon's in San Pedro on Saturday, August 1, 2009.
Class of 1999 celebrates 10 years
The Class of 1999 held a casual reunion on August 22, 2009 at Lucky Strike in Torrance. To update contact information, send an e-mail to Desiree Licari-Newton or click on the register section of this website.

Classes of 1989 and 1990 celebrate 20 years
The Class of 1989 and the Class of 1990 held a reunion on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro. The Stars shared memories, vintage music, photos and videos.

Classes celebrate 30 years
The Classes of 1978, 1979 & 1980 30-year reunion was on Nov 14, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Pedro. Classmates reminisced and shared stories about children and grandchildren!

Friends of '75 spend time at the park
The class of 1975 held a 35-year reunion picnic on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Peck Park.

55 for '55!
The class of 1955's 55-year reunion luncheon was held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at Ante's Restaurant.

1965 girls welcome the boys
The class of 1965 held a reunion on October 2, 2010 at Simon's Restaurant at Ports O'Call in San Pedro. Since Mary Star was an all girls school at the time, the boys of Fermin Lasuen were also invited to the event.

Class of 1961 celebrates Golden Reunion
The class of 1961 gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation on April 30, 2011 at Simon's Restaurant in San Pedro. Natalie Sutlovich is spearheaded the planning along with Bill Acalin, Pat (Mellusi) DiLeva, Phil Ann Dragich, Georgia Galosic, Mary Ann Jankovich, Joe Jurlin, John Tousseau, Carmela Ungaro and "Skip" Zuanich. It was a great "follow up" event for some who also attended the 2010 Homecoming which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1960 "Thin Ice on the Gridiron" storybook football team.
Alumni and Friends participate in Priests vs. Parishioners charity basketball event
Halftime "Flash Mob" a hit
More than $25,000 was raised on Friday, June 24, 2011 as the local Priests of Mary Star of the Sea and Holy Trinity played basketball against a team made up of Mary Star and Holy Trinity alumni and parishioners.
During halftime, a group of 10 alumnae and friends dressed as "nuns" performed a dance routine with the help of the crowd. The group went into the standing-room-only audience at the Mary Star High School gym and collected more than $1,000.
Proceeds for the event were split between Mary Star of the Sea and Holy Trinity. Click here to contribute to the Monsignor Gallagher Scholarship Fund.

To share your reunion photos, send them via e-mail to To enter or update your contact information, click on the alumni register section of this website.