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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 

Timothy P. Sullivan

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Timothy (Tim) Sullivan was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. He is the eldest of 5 children born to Matthew and Margaret (nee Reeves) Sullivan. His grandmother was born in Swinford, County Mayo and settled in NYC.

Tim attended grade school at P.S. 176 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.   The Sullivan family then settled in Marine Park, Brooklyn where Tim attended Shallow Junior High and then Madison High School. He graduated in of 1974. After graduation Tim joined Local 30, International Union of Operation Engineers (IUOE). He followed in the foot step of his father and uncles who were lifelong members. He is a proud 45 year union member still actively working at Fashion Institute, of Technology in NYC.

Tim meet his wife Kerry (nee Daly) in Brooklyn, in 1986 and were married shortly after in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. On December 4, 1990 they had their wonderful son, Timothy (Timmy), who was a drummer in the Orange County AOH Pipe and Drums. Tim and his family moved to the Village of South Blooming Grove in 2002, where he still resides.

Tim joined the AOH, Division 1, Monroe, in 2005. He is a proud member who participates actively in most events hosted by the division. Tim is a volunteer bartender at the Celtic Lounge at Division 1’s Hall. He most recently was honored to receive the post of Marshal, for the division.

Tim is honored to have been selected by his bothers to represent them as Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy in the 2022 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade.



 
Father Donald Whalen - AOH Division 2 
 Patrick Denis Allen 
 
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Patrick Denis Allen traces his Irish heritage back on his mothers side to County Cork.  He was born in Newburgh, NY, and is the youngest of five children born to Kevin and Margaret Allen of Salisbury Mills.  He is happily married to his loving beautiful bride, Kristi, and they have three children, Addison, Julia and Patrick.
 
Patrick is a graduate of John S. Burke Catholic high school and graduate of SUNY Orange with an Associate Degree in Applied Science.  For the past 17 years, Patrick has been an active member of the New York City Police Department.  Over the past ten years within his scope of employment, Patrick has been heavily involved with the planning of the NYC St. Patricks Day Parade.  He is a member of the Donald J. Whelan Division #2 in Cornwall, NY, and has been active member since 2013.  He received his AOH Major Degree in 2016.  He has marched several times since being a member in the Mid-Hudson St. Patricks Parade where he has been honored to carry the US and Irish flags or AOH County Board banner.  Patrick is member of St. Thomas Church in Cornwall.
 
Pat is proud to serve as the 2022 AOH Division 2 Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy.


Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan - AOH Division 4 
Robert Thomas Heppes

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Robert Robert (Bobby) Thomas Heppes youngest son of Joseph Ronald Heppes and Catherine Sarah (Sweeney) Heppes was born in Middletown, NY. Graduate of John S. Burke Catholic High School (1983) and of Paul Smiths College (1985).  Bobby's Irish roots run deep and he has taken pride in marching in the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day parade as well as the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade for the past several years. Bobby is a charter member of the AOH Division 4 - Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan and has participated in several events. These events include being the chef at the inception of the Irish Heritage Festival and several other AOH events.

Robert is married to his beautiful bride Sherri of 31 years where they reside in Pine Bush. They have three amazing children, Sarah, Benjamin, and Brenna as well as two granddaughters, Isabella and Braelynn and a grandson Blake. Bobby is currently in his 27th year of teaching Culinary Arts at Orange-Ulster BOCES CTEC in Goshen, NY.  He also works part-time for the Town of Crawford in the parks and recs department for the past 16 years.

Bobby is proud to serve as the 2022 AOH Division 4 Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy. 


Mary of the Gael - LAOH 5
  Kerry Daly Sullivan
 
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Kerry Sullivan (nee Daly) was born, and raised in the County of Brooklyn, New York. She is the second child of four born to Denis and Wilma (nee Gilmour) Daly. Her great-great-grandfather was from Kenmare, County Kerry. The Daly family then immigrated to Scotland and in 1910 her grandfather, James, came to New York and settled in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Kerry attended Mary Queen of Heaven Elementary School. Continued on to Edward R Murrow High School. She then attended Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn College and the College of Staten Island.  She began working for the NYC Dept. Of Education in 1986, where she continues to this day.

Kerry met her husband, Tim Sullivan in Brooklyn, in 1986 and were married shortly after in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. On December 4th 1990 they had their wonderful son, Tim (Timmy), who was a drummer in the Orange County AOH Pipe and Drums. They moved to the Village of South Blooming Grove in 2002 and continue to reside there.

Kerry is a proud member of the LAOH, Division 5, Mary of the Gael. She is an 11 year member, joining at its inception in 2009. She held the Board position of Recording Secretary, 2019-2020 and was named Hibernian of the Year in 2018. Kerry enjoys participating in many charity fundraising events and parties, hosted by the LOAH and other organizations.

Kerry is honored to have been selected by her sisters to represent them as Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy in the 2022 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade.


Mary of the Gael - LAOH 5  Junior Division
Ciara Walsh
 
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Ciara Walsh was born in the Bronx, and raised in Monroe, New York.  Her maternal grandparents trace their roots to County Leitrim and County Down. Her paternal great-grandparents trace their roots to County Westmeath. Ciara attended Monroe-Woodbury Middle School, and is now a high school senior at Immaculate Heart Academy located in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Ciara is a founding member of Mary of the Gael - Junior LAOH Division 5 and has held a board position every year of her membership since its founding in 2010. Ciara currently serves as the Juniors LAOH President. She is the youngest daughter of  Thomas and Eileen Walsh, who are active members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians - Division 1 and Division 5. Her two older sisters, Lauren and Jenna, have also served as Aides and have held various positions including President of the Juniors LAOH.  
 
In addition to her involvement with the Junior LAOH, Ciara is a member of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, a volunteer at Sacred Heart Parish as well as other school wide organizations. She has been a member of the IHA Cross Country and Track teams since her freshman year.

Ciara is honored to represent the Junior Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 5 as the Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy for the 2022 Mid-Hudson Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Our Lady of Lourdes Benevolent Association
Brian Hughes
 
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Brian is honored to be an Aide to the Grand Marshall representing Our Lady of Lourdes Benevolent Association for the 2022 parade taking place in Greenwood Lake.Brian’s father was from Augher, County Tyrone, and his mother from Emyvale, Count Monahan. Brian’s parents moved to America in 1957 and Brian was one of 6 children.  In 1970 the family moved back to Ireland where Brian lived until his return to America in October of 1983. Brian and his family – 3 children:  Sean, Laura, and Monica lived in Manhattan until their migration up to Monroe in 1997.

Brian works as an Operating Engineer for Local 94 in Manhattan. Brian is a 4th Degree member of Monsignor Foley Assembly 741 and an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Council in Washingtonville. He also performs usher duties at St. Mary’s in Washingtonville. In addition to his Knights of Columbus membership Brian is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 2 in Cornwall (recent transfer from Division 1 in Monroe).

As an active member of the AOH Brain has proudly marched along with his fellow Hibernians in the Mid-Hudson and NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parades.

Brian is proud to serve as an Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy in the 2022 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade.


Irish Heritage Festival
 Maureen McGovern Morse
 
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Maureen Kathleen Patricia Ni McGovern Morse was born and raised in Troy, NY. Her parents were James F. McGovern, son of Frank and Katherine Ni Hennessey, of Troy and May Kathleen Coggins, daughter of Michael and Annie Ni Queenan Coggins, of Easkey, County Sligo, Ireland. Maureen’s paternal great grandparents were from County Cavan, Ireland. Maureen’s only sibling, Eileen Anna Ni McGovern Izzo, passed away a few years ago. She attended St. Patrick’s School, Catholic Central High School, Troy, and AIB – The American Institute of Banking. Maureen was employed by the Troy Savings Bank. She also holds a Certificate of Irish Studies from Tara Circle, Yonkers, NY.

Maureen and Fred, her husband of 61 years, live in Chester, NY. They have two children, Michael and David, and three grandchildren, Lyndsey, 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 is now a member of LAOH Division 5, Monroe, NY. She held several offices, including her favorite, Irish Historian, and was also Freedom for All Ireland Chair on the LAOH Orange County Board. Maureen was the 2018 Grand Marshall of The Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade.

Maureen has been an active member of the MHSPP Committee for more than 20 years as a delegate from the Irish Heritage Festival and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4. She has consistently served and chaired several committees, and has performed many jobs necessary to make our Parade a success. Maureen has served as Financial Secretary, Journal Chair, and is currently Historian of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Committee.
 
Maureen has given Irish Language classes and workshops throughout Orange County at various venues, including Mt. St. Mary College, elementary schools, and libraries.

Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society

Denis P. 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.  Throughout the 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 for the young adults in the intern program.  The intern program is both cross community and cross border, and gives them the opportunity to work together beginning each summer with a week working together 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, Denis was awarded the Medal of Valor by the NYCPD for the extremely dangerous task of diffusing a bomb. Also, in 1987 Denis was honored with the Bene Merenti Award from his Holiness Pope John Paul II. He also received the Private Sector Initiative Commendation from President Ronald Reagan, as well as the Cuchulainn Award from the Sacred Heart Club of County Armagh. He was honored by the County Cork B.P.P. Association in March 1988, and was Irish Man of the Year in 1988 for the Emerald Golf Society. In November of 1989, he was awarded the People of the Year Award in Dublin, Ireland.

Cardinal John O’Connor awarded the Cardinal Cooke Right to Life to Denis in 1991. 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 for 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. He was also a guest of President Clinton at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House. In 1995 Denis received the Top Cop Award in Washington D.C. by Vice President Al Gore. In November of 1995, President Clinton asked Denis to join him on his historic trip to Northern Ireland. In that same year ABC News named him Person of the Week.  The World of Hibernia considers him one of fifty “SuperIrish”. In 1996 the NYC Police Department Emerald Society honored Denis as Man of the Year. He was named Grand Marshal of the 1986 Mid Hudson and 1999 Washington D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parades. In 2000 he was honored by the Dublin Society and named Man of the Year by the NYPD Holy Name Society. He was awarded the McClancy Leadership Award from Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School. He received the Council’s 2011 Humanitarian Award from The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc.

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 the Queen Elizabeth II. In 2017 he also received the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad, presented to him personally by the President of Ireland Michael J. Higgins.  He has received two awards from the AOH.  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, retired  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.
 
Denis is proud to serve as an Aide to Grand Marshal (his brother) Thomas B. Mulcahy in the 2022 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade.

St. Brendan's Gaelic Football Club 
Jacqueline Mairead Clare Kerr Sullivan
 
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Jacqueline Mairead Clare Kerr Sullivan was born February 16, 1970 in Magherafelt, County Derry to parents Margaret and Jack Kerr. She was the first girl of six siblings.

Growing up in Ireland, Jackie played camogie and rounders. She brought home all All-Ireland Rounders Minor Ladies championship win from Croke Park in 1986 as part of the winning Magherafelt Derry team.

After finishing her schooling she traveled extensively to faraway places that included Australia, New Zealand, Ukraine, before coming to the United States to the New Hampshire and finally settling in New York City in July 1997. Jackie met Bill Sullivan in November of 1997 while working at the Abbey Tavern and that is when their love story began. They were married June 22, 2021, in Ireland. The Sullivans first born Jack arrived in 2004 followed by Harry in 2006 and Katie in 2009/ All the Sullivan kids tried Gaelic football but it was Harry that really stuck with it and is a current member of the U15 team, playing with the U17s as a goalie.

Jackie is involved in many groups and organizations that promote her Irish heritage and community. She is a proud member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, DIV. 5 in Monroe, the County Derry Association, and part of the Washingtonville Soccer Club, and an active parishioner at Saint Mary’s in Washingtonville.

Jacqueline would like to take this opportunity to thank St. Brendan’s GAA for the honor of being selected as Aide to Grand Marshal Thomas B. Mulcahy for the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade 2022.

 


Our Lady of Knock - LAOH Division 2 
Frances O'Sullivan

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Frances O'Sullivan (nee O’Halloran) was born and raised in Causeway County Kerry. She is the sixth of nine children born to Mossie and Mary O’Halloran.  Frances immigrated to New York in January of 1986. She has been married to John O’Sullivan for 35 years. They have three children Mary (husband Mike McCabe), Deirdre and John.

Frances enjoys helping people and is a proud member and the current Vice President of Our Lady of Knock LAOH Division 2.  Frances’ other activities include Committee Member of Boy Scout Troop 64, St. Brendan’s GAA, Coldenham Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Orange County Volunteer Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary. These activities show her deep commitment to her Irish heritage and culture and serving her local community.

In her own words, “I'm blessed to live in a country where I have the freedom to raise my children to be proud Irish Americans.  It is such an honor to represent the LOAH Division 2 as an Aide to Grand Marshall Thomas B. Mulcahy in the 2022 Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Parade. God Bless America”.