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Mid-Hudson St. Patrick Parade Committee

Meet Our Grand Marshal

Grand Marshal

Maureen McGovern Morse

Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade for 2018


Maureen was born and raised in Troy, NY. Her parents were James F. McGovern of Troy and May Kathleen Coggins of Easkey, Co. Sligo, Ireland. Her only sibling, Eileen Anna McGovern Izzo, passed away a few years ago. She attended St. Patrick's School, Catholic Central High School and AIB - The American Institute of Banking. She also holds a Certificate of Irish Studies from Tara Circle, Yonkers, NY.

Maureen and Fred, her husband of 57 years, live in Chester, NY. They have two children, Michael and David and three grandchildren, Lyndsy, Kiana and Colin. Maureen is a founding member of the Irish Heritage Festival and a charter member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4, Middletown, NY. She held several offices including her favorite, Irish Historian. She was also Freedom for All Ireland Chair on the LAOH Orange County Board.

Maureen has been an active member of the MHSPPC for more than 20 years as a delegate from the Irish Heritage Festival Committee or the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4. She has consistently served and chaired several committees, and has performed many other jobs necessary to make our Parade a success. Currently, Maureen is Financial Secretary, Journal Chair, and Historian of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade Committee.

Maureen has given Irish Language workshops throughout Orange County at various venues, including Mt St. Mary College, elementary schools, and libraries.