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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 

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan -AOH Division 4 
Mr. James O'Malley


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

Mary of the Gael - LAOH 5  Junior Division 
  Ms. Jenna Walsh


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 

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



Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society
Mr. Denis Mulcahy 

St. Brendan's Gaelic Football Club
Ms. Kathleen Parker

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