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Mid-Hudson St. Patrick Parade Committee

In Memoriam

Please remember in your prayers, those who contributed to the Irish Community in Orange County. 


Jeremiah P. Quill
June 19, 1932 - March 19, 2013
New Windsor, NY

It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Jeremiah P Quill, 80, of New Windsor, NY, on March 19, 2013 after a long illness.

Jerry was born a first generation Irish-American on June 19, 1932 to the late Jeremiah and Margaret (nee O'Shea) and was raised in Astoria with his five siblings. He attended St Patrick's Elementary School, Long Island City, LaSalle Academy, Manhattan and North East Teachers State College. Jerry served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1971 with the Office of the Judge Advocate General as a paralegal. During his term at Stewart Air Force Base, he represented the US Government for claim purposes with Canada under the NATO-Safe Agreement. Upon his retirement, he was the Legal Services Representative at McGuire AFB, NJ. He was employed by the US Postal Service, retiring in 1992.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Kathleen Tellez and her husband, Gustavo of Essex Junction, VT; and his beloved grandchildren: Claudia, Gabriela and Cristina and son, Ronald Quill of Highland, NY. He is also survived by his siblings: Joan Vale and her husband, Alan, Margaret Monckton, Maureen Caso and Frank Di Dio, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: John and Kevin and his brother-in-law, John Monckton.

He was a member of the Fr. Donald J. Whelan - Division 2. Cornwall, Orange County, Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Newburgh Knights of Columbus. He was past president of the AOH Orange County Board and District 8 Director of the New York State Board. He was a strong supporter for many years of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade Committee serving in several capacities. He was Grand Marshal of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade in 2004. With his brother, Kevin, he was an aide to the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's New York City parade in 2003. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1796, Elks Lodge 247, TREA and volunteer driver for the Veteran's Hospital at Castle Point. Jerry was a parishioner and past Lay Eucharistic Minister of St. Mary's, Newburgh NY and was a Lay Eucharist Minister at St. David's Stewart Chapel until its closing.

Reverend John Colman Logan, O.CARM.
May 15, 1936 - January 2, 2013

Born in Brooklyn, NY on May 15, 1936; Professed Simple Vows in the Order of Carmelites, on September 15, 1957; Professed Solemn Vows on September 15, 1960; Ordained to the Priesthood on May 27, 1964; Died on January 2, 2013.
Reverend John Colman Logan, O.Carm., a member of the Order of Carmelites of the North American Province of St. Elias, died on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 after a long illness. He was 76 years old.
Father Jack was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 15, 1936 to Michael and Mary (Fahy) Logan. He is survived by three sisters: Margaret Franklin, Anne Corcoran and Bridget Wilson; one brother, Ronald Logan, and fourteen nieces and nephews.
After graduation from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx in 1954, Father Jack entered the Carmelites in St. Albert's Junior Seminary in Middletown. He received his habit in the Order of Carmelites, North American Province of Saint Elias in September 1956, when he entered the Carmelite Novitiate in Williamstown, MA and received the religious name of Colman. At the conclusion of his Novitiate year he professed Simple Vows of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity on September 15, 1957. He professed his Solemn Vows on September 15, 1960 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 27, 1964 in Middletown, NY.

He graduated from St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY with a B.A. and a Masters Degree in Philosophy and English and in 1964 finished his Theology at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC. ather Jack taught English and Theology in Nativity B.V.M. High School in Pottsville, PA (1964-1965), Mount Carmel High School in Auburn, NY (1965-1970), McQuaid Jesuit High School, Rochester, NY (1970-1976), and St. Albert's Junior Seminary, Middletown, NY (1977-1978), where he was also Principal. Father Jack was Head Catholic Chaplain at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan from 1978-2007.

He also served as Prior at Whitefriars Priory in Rochester, NY and Our Lady of the Scapular-St. Stephen's Priory in Manhattan. After his retirement in 2007, Father Jack moved to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Priory in Middletown, NY. In September 2011, because of illness, Father Jack moved to St. Albert's Priory in Middletown, NY, where he resided until his death.

A dedicated, joyful and hard-working Carmelite, Father John Colman Logan, O.Carm. was a professed member of the Carmelite Order for 55 years and a priest for 48 years. He was dearly loved by his family, friends and Carmelite brothers. Cherished by all, he will be greatly missed.

Leo M. O'Grady

February 26, 1937 - November 17, 2011
Chester, NY

Leo M. O'Grady 74, a longtime resident of Chester, NY passed away in the presence of his loving family on November 17, 2011. Leo was born in Manhattan, NY, the youngest son of late Eileen and Leo O'Grady, Sr.

Leo is survived by his wife of 51 years, Kathleen (née Maguire); his sons Kenneth and wife Christine of Chester, NY; Brendan and wife Gretchen of Marblehead, MA; Dennis of Milford, CT, and Charles of San Francisco, CA. Leo was also blessed with 9 grandchildren, Connor, Morgan, Hannah, Spencer, Ian, Reilly, Caitlin, Brianna and Sean. He is also survived by his sister Eileen, widow of Joseph McClain of Denville, NJ and their 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren as well as his sister-in-law Alice, widow of Thomas O'Grady of Aquebogue, NY, their 4 children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Leo will be remembered for his many years of dedicated service to the AOH Division #1, Monroe, NY. During his presidency he initiated an Irish Mass for Peace in Northern Ireland and the organization's Bag Pipe Band came into existence. Leo was co-founder and Chairman of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade, which he chaired for 14 years and was named Grand Marshall in 1984. He was also appointed an Aide to the Grand Marshall of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade in 1987. Leo was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Lourdes Council 5890, Washingtonville, New York.