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Mid-Hudson St. Patrick Parade Committee

Aides to Grand Marshal

Congratulations to those selected by their organizations to represent them as Aides to the Grand Marshal

Joseph Duelk Jr. - AOH Division 1
Mr. Tom McCarthy 

 

 


Father Donald Whalen - AOH Division 2 
 Mr. Timothy Allen 
 
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Timothy Allen traces his Irish heritage back to County Cork and Tipperary.  He is one of five children born to Kevin and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Allen in the City of Newburgh, New York.  Timothy began his education at St. Thomas of Canterbury Elementary School and John S. Burke Catholic High School.  He furthered his education at Orange County Community College, where he received an Associates degree in Business Administration.   Upon completing his college education, he began his career with the New York City Police Department, were he is currently a Lieutenant assigned to the Traffic Enforcement District.  Timothy has been a member of the Donald J. AOH Division #2 since 2013 and is currently a board member of AOH-DJW, Corporation.  Timothy is happily married to his wife Eileen Mary for 10 years and has three children, Emily, Timothy, and Aiden. 
 



Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan -AOH Division 4 
Mr. James O'Malley
 
 
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James Dennis O’Malley born July 14, 1952 in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx Ed and Patricia are 1st generation parents whose parents were born in Mayo and Meath counties respective. I attended St Johns Grammar School and was the quarterback and middle linebacker on their first team earning MVP honors. My big thrill was sitting next to Willis Reed at the school’s awards dinner. I then attended Manhattan Prep and then Manhattan College in the Bronx earning my business Degree. I went on to have a career in Finance working mainly in the International Banking area where I fortunately met and married now for near 40 years my love Jayne Susan O’Malley. Who says you cannot meet at work. We started out in a small ground floor apartment in Queens and moved to Town of Wallkill in 85 and never looked back. Jayne is a RN and manages the Nurse Navigation Program at ORMC as well as Lung Cancer Navigator. So proud of her.  Now retired, I continue to play the drums for 30 plus years and work part time at West Point sporting events and Touro College. Not having been blessed with children allowed us to travel a great deal and attend arts and theatre and became the fun Aunt and Uncle. My hobby growing up was music and reading anything I could get my hands on. I was the music Google before Google. I have lived a wonderful life and owe my good fortune and health to my belief in Our Lord and the kindness of my family of 2 brothers and sister, my parents, relatives, friends and strangers I have and will encounter on this wonderful journey. And last but not least I humbly thank and embrace my fellow AOH Brothers and Sisters for my time with AOH and this unexpected honor. 


Mary of the Gael - LAOH 5
Ms. Elizabeth Lynch Melo
 
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Elizabeth Lynch is a communications professional working at KPMG LLP in Montvale NJ. She is former president of LAOH Div. 5 and has supported the parade committee at it various events.

Liz has been a member of Sacred Heart Parish Monroe, NY since she moved to the community more than 20 years ago. She is actively involved in the parish, volunteering for its Children’s Liturgy and supports several other community causes.

She lives in Monroe with her husband and son. 


Mary of the Gael - LAOH 5  Junior Division 
  Ms. Jenna Walsh
 
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Jenna Monica Walsh was born in the Bronx and raised in Monroe, New York. She is a senior at Immaculate Heart Academy, an all-girl, Catholic high school in Bergen County, New Jersey. Prior to high school, she attended Monroe Woodbury schools. She will graduate in June 2019 and plans to pursue a career in Speech Pathology, after she graduates from the college of her choice. Jenna has been an active member of the Mary of the Gael - Junior LAOH division 5, since its founding and has maintained various positions. She served as Vice President of the division from 2017-2018 and President from 2018-2019. 

Throughout high school, Jenna has remained widely involved in her school community and beyond. She is a peer mentor, a member of Christian Service Board, and has played varsity and travel softball. While earning impressive grades, Jenna has been employed since sophomore year as well as frequently volunteering at a nursing home and a special needs school, local to her high school. She has been a girl scout since 2008 and is in the process of achieving her Gold Award. Jenna is honored to represent the Junior LAOH Division as the Aide to the Grand Marshall, James O’Donnell, for the 2019 Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.


Our Lady of Lourdes Benevolent Association 
Mr. Stephen Corry 
 
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Stephen P. Corry. I grew up in Manhattan (Washington heights) and Riverdale.  I attended Incarnation elementary on 175th Street, Power Memorial Academy (run by the Irish Christian Brothers), CCNY and IONA college.  My parents were both from Dublin, met in Birmingham, England during World War II and came to the United States where they were married in 1947.

I married Cathleen Geoghan in August of 1981. We’ve been living in Washingtonville for 33 years. Cathy is a Special Education teacher at Inspire.   We have 3 children (all adults now!!!).  Stephen (lives in Brooklyn), works for CICSCO Systems.   Michael and his wife Micha (live in Atlanta) works for Georgia Tech, Kaitlyn (lives in Brooklyn) and works as a textile designer for Crosil.

I was fortunate enough to switch careers to Computer Programming and have been working at the Bank of New York Mellon for 34 years and am currently a Vice President in the Treasury Technology group.

I’m an officer in the Knights of Columbus – Our Lady of Lourdes Council, a member of AOH, and the MHSPCC. 


Irish Heritage Festival
Ms. MaryAnne Garay
 

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The Aide from the Irish Heritage Festival is MaryAnne (McGovern) Garay.  Born in the Bronx, NY she graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and St. Nicholas of Tolentine High School.  She married her high school sweetheart, Michael Garay in 1961 and was married for 56 years at the time of his passing in 2017.

MaryAnne was involved (and still is) with the Bullville Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary and was President of that organization from 1985 to 1995. 

MaryAnne was an active member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #4, Middletown NY which was founded by her and several others in 1996.  She was the Organization’s first President and the first President of LAOH Orange County Board.  Division 4 Ladies was an offshoot of ladies involved with the Irish Heritage Festival Committee.  She is currently a member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 5.

MaryAnne and Mike were active in the Irish Heritage Festival since its inception.

MaryAnne was Grand Marshal for the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade in 2009.  She continues to be active in the Committee and serves currently as Treasurer.  She also has served as Secretary and Financial Secretary. 

 


Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society
Mr. Denis Mulcahy 

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Denis P. Mulcahy, a native of Rockchapel, County Cork, emigrated to the United States in 1962. He joined the New York City Police Department in 1969. He served with the Tactical Patrol Force, Street Crime Unit, and the 28th Precinct Detective Squad, before joining the elite Bomb Squad in 1983. He retired in 2002 as a First Grade Detective after 33 years of dedicated service to the NYPD.

Denis was one of the founders of PROJECT CHILDREN in 1975.  For more than 40 years of the program, over 22,000 young Catholics and Protestant children travelled to the US for summer holiday respite from the everyday violence and strife of their homeland. The program continues each summer for the young adults in the intern program, which is both cross community and cross border. It gives the interns the opportunity to work together for a week at Habitat for Humanity in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

In 1975 Denis was instrumental in founding the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Society and served as its first President.

 In 1987, Cardinal John O’Connor presented the Cardinal Cooke Right to Life award to Denis. In 1993, Ireland’s President Mary Robinson presented him with the Irish Voice’s Community Person of the Year Award. He was also nominated for two consecutive years for the very prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for all his work on behalf of the children of Northern Ireland.

In March of 1994, Denis was chosen as one of the top 100 Irish Americans of the Year, receiving an award from the former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. In November of 1995, President Clinton asked Denis to join him on his historic trip to Northern Ireland. In 1996 he was named Grand Marshal of the Mid - Hudson Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Denis has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Mount Saint Mary College and Holy Family University.  In 2016 Denis received the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 In 2017 at the NY State AOH Convention, Denis received the Commodore John Barry medal. Most recently, Denis received the Ancient Order of Hibernians JFK National Award in Louisville, Kentucky.

Denis is married to the former Miriam O’Rourke, a native of County Leitrim. They reside in Greenwood Lake, New York. They have four children: Denis Jr., a partner with Deloitte and Touche, Maureen, a Lieutenant with Manhattan Detectives, Sean, also with the NYPD Bomb Squad, and Tara, a Court Officer in Manhattan. They have eight grandchildren, Tara-Lynne, Denise, Seana, Kaitlyn, Denis III, Lindsay, Sean, and Jake.


St. Brendan's Gaelic Football Club
Ms. Kathleen Parker
 
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Kathleen A. Parker was born December 28, 1968 and spent the first 13 years of her life in Brooklyn, NY, where she attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School. At the age of 14 she moved to Rockaway Beach, NY where she attended Stella Maris High School.   After graduating High School, she went right out into the business world where she accepted a job in insurance.  Received Agents license at age 19 and Brokers license at age 21 and still works for Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. to this day. 

Married Steven Parker 2004 and moved to Campbell Hall, NY.  Has 2 children, Liam -age 13 and Riley-age 10.

Volunteered as tee ball coach and asst. baseball coach for Washingtonville.  Was a monitor "Team Mom" for St. Mary's CYO for several years. 2013 she joined the Washingtonville Youth Football League board as General Manager where she remained for 5 years and in 2016 joined the board as Registrar for St. Brendan's Gaelic Football League.   She is also a member of Division 5 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.  


Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick Parade Committee Aide at Large
 Mr. Kyle Roddy
 
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Kyle Roddey is the Assistant Principal at Goshen High School and prior was a United States History teacher at Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown.  He was elected as Mayor of Goshen when he was 25 and served from 2011 to 2018 and was a Village Trustee for two years prior.  During his time as Mayor the Village of Goshen implemented various new programs, events, and upgraded infrastructure.  He co-founded Illuminate Goshen which organizes the Summer Concert Series, New Years Eve Festival, and other community events.  He also has over a decade of experience managing restaurants.  He is a graduate of Goshen High School graduated from the University of Binghamton.  He holds Masters Degress from Mount St Mary College and the College of St. Rose.  Kyle thanks the Parade Committee and is honored to serve as Aide to Grand Marshal Jim O'Donnell.