Save the Date: Knights of Honor Dinner - November 18, 2021

Knights of Honor Award

The 34th Annual Knights of Honor Dinner originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 has been postponed--again! The new date is Thursday, November 18, 2021, from 6:00-10:00 pm at Anthony’s Ocean View. We are grateful for your understanding and we hope and pray that COVID will soon be behind us! We look forward to honoring our 2021 Knights of Honor Inductees in the fall and hope you will be able to join us for this very special celebration.

Please contact Kathy Wielk with questions at or 203.937.3214. 

Knights of Honor 

Notre Dame High School recognizes individuals who, in their own way, have contributed to the School community and have lived by the ideals of the Notre Dame Code. Begun in 1986, the Knights of Honor Dinner pays tribute to those individuals who have brought distinction to Notre Dame High School through loyalty, service, and generosity to the School; through outstanding professional achievement; and through service to their church or local community. Alumni, faculty, and loyal friends of Notre Dame may be nominated as Knights of Honor.

Congratulations to our
2021 Knights of Honor Inductees: 

Mr. Dennis J. Rusconi ‘57
President, The Rusconi Company

Mr. Philip J. DeCaprio, Jr. ‘62
President/Treasurer, DeCaprio CPA & Associates, PC

Mr. James J. McGuinness ‘71, P ‘06,‘13
Vice President, Commercial Lending
Chelsea Groton Bank

Mr. James J. Nugent ‘82; P ’14,’16
Attorney, Nugent and Bryant

Mrs. Julia Nugent P ’14,‘16
Attorney, Nugent and Bryant 

Mr. Joseph M. Miller ‘84
Senior Sales Executive, Allergan

Sen. George S. Logan ‘87; P ’17
Executive, AquarionWater Co./Eversource
Connecticut State Senator

Mr. Jack D. Ferraiolo ‘90
Co-producer and Story Editor at Disney Television Animation

Mr. Brian Footit
Director of Instructional Technology,
Notre Dame High School

The Proto/Iovene Family
– Antoinette and the late Dominic F. Proto 
– Frank R. Proto '75; Dominic; Diana; Danielle  
– Paul E. and Marcia Proto '81; Anthony '12;
Nathaniel '13
– Louis M. and Kathy Proto; Amelia Grace 
– Susan (Proto) and Michael Lombardi, Sr.; 
Nicholas ‘03; Michael, Jr. ‘04; 
– Grace (Proto) Iovene and the late Anthony Iovene
– Michael A. and Katherine Iovene ‘76; Anthony ‘14; Michelle

Knights of Honor Nominations

Candidates for Knights of Honor are selected from the following categories:

Notre Dame Alumni—Graduates whose achievements have brought honor to themselves, Notre Dame High School, and the greater community are eligible for induction 10 years after graduating from the School.

Faculty and Staff—Past and present faculty or staff members who, through their dedicated service, have made significant contributions to the students, the School, and the Notre Dame community are eligible for induction after six years.

Loyal Friends—Individuals who have served Notre Dame in a special way as volunteers, Board members, or advocates in the greater community are eligible for induction.

Questions?  Contact Kathy Wielk, Vice President for Community Relations and Leadership Giving at 203.937.3214 or