Jim Rerisi Class of 1961
I married Sue
Douglas (class of 1962) in 1963 and moved to
Sue and I divorced
in 1966 and I retained custody of our daughter.
I joined the Nassau
County Police Department 1966 and retired in 1987. I went to college
while working on the police force and came away with a couple of
degrees, a Bachelors Degree and a Law degree.
Gillette (class of 1963) in 1969. Mary had a daughter 2 years
younger than my daughter. We raised both girls through college and
marriages. My daughter went to Brown and Harvard and teaches in
I established a law
I was, also,
involved with several companies where I was a partner. A law firm that
employed 25 personnel. Partnered in a travel agency with 4 agents. Also
had a Real Estate office with 4 agents. Owned a restaurant in Tampa/St.
Pete with 30 people. And, finally, had a construction company with 65
Our construction in
Over a period of
time, I purchased 22 Levitt houses through my real estate company.
But everything I owned was also collateral for millions in loans and
credit lines for the construction company and for the restaurant.
The restaurant in
Within 8 months, in
1992, I went bankrupt. Total was 12.4 M
It is about 1994 and
I met Connie Ramistello (class of 1967). If you remember Richie
Ramistello, Connie is his
sister. Connie was divorced
and had two young boys, ages 7 and 10.
Connie and I married in 1995 and moved permanently to
Connie and I started
an "Eye Wear Company". It grew. We went national
with large accounts. I sold the company, because I was building
homes and log homes in
In September of
2007, the housing market
tanked. We have limped along for
years. We needed income so bought a piece of commercial
property with a self-storage business on it that has carried us.
Well that should be
enough to start a conversation between us! I really do miss all of
my HHS friends. We had some good times and laughs.
The one female that I wanted to get in touch with was Donna
Sohaski. Do you remember her?