Search Element



Top Container


A Tribute to Two of our Most Faithful Raiders

A Tribute to Two of our Most Faithful Raiders

Over 85 years, Central Catholic continues to enjoy great success, which in large part is due to the leadership and commitment of faithful men and women whose hearts and minds were in tune with the mission of Central Catholic.
As a CCHS community, we mourn the passing of two extraordinary Raiders - G. Thomas Catalano '50 and Ronald T. Maheu '60, each having served as valued members of the Board of Directors, and whose contributions as leaders will continue to benefit our students for generations to come. 
“At Central Catholic, we embrace our roots and the traditions that have made us who we are, while constantly looking to the future, to ensure that Central remains a visionary school that continues to be accessible to students today and tomorrow. Both Tom Catalano and Ron Maheu are great examples of where tradition meets vision,” said Christopher Sullivan '81, CCHS President.

“They both honored the role that Central played in their own lives by giving tremendously of their time, talent and treasure to ensure Central's present and future. Central Catholic is forever grateful for the legacy that these two gentlemen have shared with us generously, humbly and with hearts full of love.”


Where tradition meets vision...

Tom and Marie Catalano at an event

Read the G. Thomas Catalano '50 Tribute.


Ron Maheu '60 smiling at a CCHS event

Read the Ronald T. Maheu '60 Tribute.


May perpetual light shine upon Thomas and Ronald and may their souls rest in eternal peace. We keep their families and the families of all of our deceased alumni and friends in our prayers and thoughts always. 


Central Catholic High School
A College Preparatory High School of Excellence in the Marist Tradition

Founded by the Marist Brothers in the heart of Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1935, Central Catholic High School enrolls 1,200 students from over 60 cities and towns and several countries. Students come from diverse backgrounds to form a caring community of faith, learning, and service. They advance to college in overwhelming numbers (nearly 100%) and move on to successful careers and positions of leadership in government, business, industry, academia, and professions.

Central Catholic High School is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

For more information, please visit, call 978-682-0260, or email

Mission: Central Catholic High School makes Jesus known and loved.
We educate the whole person for college and for life, with particular care for the least favored and those in need.