Resolution J1456-2013

Congratulating Kathleen Buscemi upon the occasion of her induction into the Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame



  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Kathleen Buscemi upon the occasion
of her induction into the Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community  service  are  an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Kathleen Buscemi upon the occasion of her induction into the  Font-
bonne  Hall  Academy  Hall  of  Fame;  this  auspicious occasion will be
celebrated at the Academy's Fleur de Lys Dinner Dance,  to  be  held  on
Wednesday, May 1, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Fontbonne  Hall  Academy  is  an  all-girls,  private, Roman
Catholic high school in Brooklyn, New York; it was established  in  1937
by  the  Sisters of St. Joseph, and is located within the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS, Born in Queens, New York, Kathleen Buscemi grew up in  Floral
Park,  New  York;  she spent her formative years in Catholic school, and
was influenced by the education she received there; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Buscemi attended Our Lady of  the  Snows  Elementary
School  and Bishop Reilly High School, which is now known as St. Francis
Preparatory School in Fresh Meadows; upon graduation from Bishop Reilly,
she attended Queens College, receiving a B.A.  degree  in  Education  in
1974, followed by an M.S. degree in Special Education in 1976; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1974,  Kathleen Buscemi began her career in education at
Holy Child Jesus School; she taught there from September 1974 until June
1981; she began her ten year tenure at Saint  Fidelis  School  in  1992,
where she taught until June 2002; and
  WHEREAS,  Kathleen  Buscemi  returned to Queens College and received a
Professional Diploma in Social Studies Education in 1995;  in  September
2002,  she  became  Principal of Saint Bernard School in Mill Basin; she
received an M.S. degree in Administration in 2004 from Fordham Universi-
ty; and
  WHEREAS, Kathleen Buscemi and her husband, Joseph, live in  Bellerose,
New  York;  they  are  the  proud  parents  of three wonderful children,
Joseph, Patrick and Erin; and have one beautiful granddaughter,  Isabel-
la; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty  service,  a period of constructive involvement, Kathleen Buscemi has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and  humor,  and  has  earned  the
respect and admiration of her colleagues, family and friends; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit  of  others  which Kathleen Buscemi has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Kathleen  Buscemi  upon the occasion of her induction into
the Fontbonne Hall Academy Hall of Fame; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kathleen Buscemi.


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