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Chicopee Colleen C O R O N AT I O N B A L L



2013 Atkinson Award Honorees and sponsors of the Colleen and Court Yee Foundation Scholarship Awards

2014 Parade Committee Honorees Daniel O’Reilly, Denise Doyle Nowak, William Stetson, Martin Topor, Jr.

Congratulations To The 2016 Chicopee St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee & The New Colleen and Her Court

Marvin Kathleen, Richard, Thomas & Carly Michael , Lili, Persephone, Maxwell & Samuel Bailey & Tootsie

John Beaulieu

2 0 1 6 PA R A D E C O M M I T T E E P R E S I D E N T It is with great pleasure and my honor to welcome all of you to this year's Chicopee St. Patrick's Parade Committee Colleen Coronation Ball. Our committee members, as always, have put in countless hours of volunteer time to make this evening, and all upcoming events leading to parade day, memorable for our young ladies and the city of Chicopee. It is my honor and to be associated with such a great group of dedicated men and women. To all the young women competing in this contest, thank you for your support in this evening's program. To the family and friends that are here with us and those who will read this letter, thanks for sharing such an important part of your life with us, your daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and nieces. What we have tonight is Chicopee's finest young women and thirty-four reasons to be proud to say that we are from Chicopee. Even though all will not be on the stage when the final five are chosen, remember the young women are all colleens in our hearts. Judges, thank you as your decisions are not an easy task. Congratulations to our award winners. You are being recognized this evening for all of your years of dedication to both the committee and this great city of Chicopee. The committee is both proud and honored to be associated with you. Thank you to all our many sponsors who appear in this program book. In these trying economic times, you have come through for the young ladies and this committee once again. As we leave tonight. let us show our support for our sponsors as they continue to support our committee. Hoping to see you all on Parade Day. John Beaulieu President 2016 Chicopee St. Patrick's Parade Committee





Timothy A. O’Grady 2 0 1 6 PA R A D E M A R S H A L

Timothy A. O’Grady has been named Parade Marshal, and will lead the Chicopee contingent in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 20, 2016. O’Grady has been an active member of the committee since 1985. Over the years he has served as Media and Public Relations Spokesperson, liaison to the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, and assisted with many functions and activities. He received the committee’s Jack Woods Award in 2002, and served as President in 2005. O’Grady is currently Second President Elect (2015 -2018) for the Holyoke Committee, of which he has been a member since 2001. He continues to serve in a multitude of capacities for both committees. O’Grady recently retired from the Chicopee Police Department after 31 years of service. He also served as President of The Chicopee Police Patrolmen’s Union Local 401 from 2004 to 2011. He currently resides in Chicopee with his wife, Elaine. He has two children, Shalene (Mrs. Jorge) Bracetty and Timothy O’Grady II, and two grandchildren. Upon hearing that he had been selected as Marshal, O’Grady stated, “Being the recipient of the Chicopee Parade Marshall is a tremendous honor and I am very thankful and appreciative of such a distinguished award. I’m very proud of my Irish roots and truly enjoy being a part of the Chicopee Parade Committee. I consider them an extension of my family. I have lived and worked serving and protecting this city most of my life. I am proud to lead Chicopee in the 2016 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade.”



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2 0 1 6 AT K I N S O N AWA R D R E C I P I E N T The Atkinson Award was created to honor the late George and Buddy Atkinson, who were founding members of the committee, and is given each year to a person who is not a committee member, but has supported its functions and events. This year’s recipient is Tom Knightly. Knightly has been playing the bagpipes since 1982, and has been Pipe Major of the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band for the past 27 years. He has been involved with the Chicopee Parade Committee since 2009 when he began piping for the Committee’s annual St. Patrick’s Mass, first at St Patrick’s Church, and now held at the Elms College Chapel, the evening before the Parade. He has also played at Holyoke Medical Center’s reception for the Holyoke and Chicopee Colleens. He is a member of Mt. Tom and Mt. Holyoke Lodges A F and A M, Mt. Holyoke Royal Arch Chapter, Holyoke Council, Springfield Commandary, and Melha Shrine where he is a member of the Melha Director’s Unit. Knightly is a lifelong resident of Chicopee, graduating from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and North Adams State College, with a degree in Medical Technology. He has been employed at Holyoke Medical Center since 1980. He is married to Peggy (Forget), and they have two children, Connor and Meaghan. He is most appreciative of receiving the Atkinson Award: “I myself am humbled, and am still in shock. I am so honored that The Committee feels that my Piping, which is something I love to do, is an important part of their activities.”

Best Wishes and Congratulations to the Chicopee Parade Committee and Chicopee’s Colleens

James E. Grise Angela J. Belz Jeffrey M. Belz Please visit.

Elin Gaynor

2 0 1 6 W O O D S AWA R D R E C I P I E N T Elin Gaynor has received the Jack Woods Award. Named after one of the founding members of the committee, it recognizes an individual who has actively served ten or more years. Gaynor has been an active member of the committee since 2003. She was elected as its first woman President in 2008. Over the years, she has served in a leadership capacity as Secretary, Ball Chairperson, Annual Mass Chairperson, and Scholarship Chairperson. Originally from Oyster Bay, New York, Gaynor has lived in Chicopee for 32 years. She is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook (B.A.) and Brooklyn Law School (J.D), and is currently employed as Assistant General Counsel at Health New England. She is the former Chair and current member of the Chicopee Planning Board. Gaynor has four children: Matthew, Keenan, Kerry and Annie O’Reilly; and two grandsons, Abraham and Benjamin O’Reilly. She was delighted to hear that she would be the 2016 Woods Award recipient, responding to the announcement, “I cannot begin to express my appreciation to the parade committee for bestowing this honor upon me, and I look forward to seeing you all on Parade Day!”

A very special thank you to our friend

John Sullivan

who leads us in the singing of the National Anthem each year.

Parade Committee Scholarships

The Chicopee Parade Committee is proud of its commitment to award generous scholarships to our contestants each year.

The Chicopee Parade Committee is proud of its commitment to award generous scholarships to our contestants each year. The following scholarships were awarded in 2015: The following

Health New England Health & Wellness Scholarships Jessica Welch scholarships were awarded in 2013: Brianna Wright

William and Ruth Corridan Scholarship Andrea Coleman - Parade Committee Scholarship Delaney Boucher Ashley Dion - Parade Committee Scholarship Interstate Towing Scholarship Taylor Berube - Health New England Scholarship Shannon McAndrew Emily Simpson - Interstate Towing Scholarship Parade Committee Scholarship in Memory of Stephen Waldron Olivia Korell Chicopee - Shuback Scholarship Samantha Conner Alyson Sliwa - Corridan Scholarship Chicopee Parade Committee Scholarship in Memory of Bill Hurley Laura Gibb - Parade Committee Scholarship Kelsey Prive Chicopee Parade Committee Scholarship in Memory of Peter Graham Erin O'Donnell Rodowicz Family Scholarship, in memory of Leo O’Brien Alyssa Hogan

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home of the free because of the brave Thank you to all those who have served to protect our nation and our freedom

Congratulations to our good friend Tim O'Grady on being named the 2016 Chicopee Parade Marshal!

Congratulations Congratulationsto toPresident President John Billy Beaulieu Stetson and 2016 Parade and the the 2014 Parade Committee Committee

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In Memory of James & Joyce Garrity ● Edward J. Dupuis James Hannifan ● Marcus Marcelle ● Yvonne Dupuis The blessing of St. Patrick be with us all the way, When we battle with the world, when we toil and when we play. The Courage of St. Patrick be warm in every heart, And the strength of him inspire us to play the nobler part. The teaching of St. Patrick be bright in every mind, And in his golden story, true gladness may we find. May the memory of St. Patrick like a beacon’s shining light, Be with us in the morning, in the noon and in the night. Nihil Obstat: Josephus A. Carroll, Censor Theol. Deput. 13a Maii, 1957 Imprimi Potest: + Ioannes Carolus, Archiep. Dublinene, Hibernise Primus



To a wonderful friend, and hard working committee member, may a song fill your heart every step of the way as your committee follows you on St. Patrick’s Day!


2016 Woods Award Honoree

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Parade Marshals PastPast Parade Marshals Rep. Joseph F. Wagner

Timothy O’Shea 2013 Denise Doyle Nowak Sr. Mary Reap, IHM 2012 Timothy O’Shea Atty. Susan Conlin Philips 2011 Sr. Mary Reap, IHM Fr. Rick Turner 2010 Atty. Susan Conlin Philips Edward Murphy 2009 Fr. F. Rick Turner Thomas Moriarty 2008 Edward Murphy John O’Connor 2007 Thomas F. Moriarty William Wagner 2006 Captain Brian McCue O’Malley 2005 John O’Connor Captain Christopher Robert O’Malley 2005 William Wagner Neil F.Captain O’LearyBrian McCue O’Malley 2004 Sr. Edie McAlice, SSJ 2003 Captain Christopher Robert O’Malley Thomas P. Collins 2002 Neil F. O’Leary Sr. Kathleen Keating, SSJ 2001 Sr. Edie McAlice, SSJ Mike Hurley 2000 Thomas Bill Hurley, Jr. P. Collins 2000 JamesSr.E.Kathleen Doyle Keating, SSJ 1999 Mike Hurley Rev. James J. Flahive 1998 DanielBill O’Donnell 1997 Hurley, Jr. Sr. Nora Harrington, 1996 James E. DoyleSSJ Atty. Michael J. Murphy 1995 Rev. James J. Flahive Brian Daniel Q. Corridan 1994 O'Donnell Atty. John P. Moylan 1993 Sr. Nora Harrington, SSJ Hon. Robert F. Kumor, Jr. 1992 Atty. Michael J. Murphy John (Jack) Moran 1991 Brian Q. Corridan Atty. Wilfred P. Conlon 1990 Atty. John P. Moylan Herbert Curry 1989 Hon. Robert F. Kumor, Jr. Grover O’Brien 1988 John (Jack) Moran Jr. Atty. Thomas D. Murphy, 1987 MartinAtty. Sweeney 1986 Wilfred P. Conlon Richard Sweeney 1986 Herbert Curry Rev. Father A. Doyle 1985 GroverDaniel O’Brien Edmund Dowd 1984 Atty. Thomas D. Murphy, Jr. Sister Mary Dooley 1983 Martin Sweeney Donald Tylunas 1982 Richard Sweeney John F. Corridan, Jr. 1981 Rev. Father Daniel A. Doyle Thomas Casey 1980 Edmund Dowd Daniel D. Buckley 1979 Sister Mary Dooley Clifford Brochmyre 1978 John Saunders 1977 Donald Tylunas John L. Fitzpatrick 1976 John F. Corridan, Jr. Roy Scott 1975 Thomas Casey Richard Balakier 1974 Daniel D. Buckley Cornelius W. Phillips 1973 Clifford Brochmyre Atty. Thomas D. Murphy 1972 John Saunders John L. Fitzpatrick Roy Scott Richard Balakier Cornelius W. Phillips Atty. Thomas D. Murphy

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Irish Blessing May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. The Hurley Family offers our sincere Congratulations to the 2016 Chicopee Colleen and Court.

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To the Chicopee Parade Committee: Thanks for all you do! Congratulations to our 2016 Colleen, Her Court, Parade Marshal Timothy O’Grady and all the Award Winners

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Bernice and Daniel Shea Tom Conroy Timothy A. O’Grady Judy & George Green Cecilia & Edward Costello Tim O’Shea Mike O’Brien Larry Perreault Richard J. Dupuis Jack Thomson Paul Mettey Joseph (Gene) Brassard

Fran Cerruti Thomas (Tommy) Collins Mike Regan George Atkinson Bill Meara Mike Cavanaugh, Jr. Bernie Kane Don LaDuke Daniel O’Donnell Henry Kopeski Kevin Topor

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We Salute our Past George and Buddy Atkinson Award Winners Jay Buckley Marty Topor, Central Oil The Johnny Yee Foundation Health New England Dennis Croteau, McClelland Florist and the Ingleside Gift House John and Christine Malikowski, Ryan’s Jewelers Analia and Bernie St. George, Bridal Corner and Ron’s Formal Wear Chicopee Electric Light Department Ladies of the Colleen Contest Allen J. Chandonnet, AJC Limo The Chicopee Falls Moose Family Center # 1849 The Topor Family Zeon and Jane Lemanski, Signtech, Inc. David Grey, Empire Limousine Chris Buendo and Dan Buendo, Chicopee Herald John Dumont, Chicopee Schools Director, Channel 5 Noel Laflamme, Laflamme’s Heating, Inc. Isle Brassard and Darlene Cortis Bud Shuback, Shuback Photography Tina Piersol, Mathis Olds, Buick, Cadillac, Inc. John Geraghty, Package Machinery John Whalen, formerly City Clerk John Saunders, formerly of A.G. Spaulding, Co. James E. Doyle, Doyle Travel Center Captain John Quinn, US Air Force, Westover Richard Balakier, Balakier’s Department Store Joseph Batista, Chicopee Undergarment Ron and Terry Boudreau, The Bridal Shop Robert Gaboury, Greater Media Cable Tiger AC, 1995 Board of Directors W. Guy Ormsby, Chicopee Savings Bank Joe Solock, K of C Elder Council 69

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Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee On the Occasion of the Colleen Coronation Ball

Brian Corridan, 1994 Parade Marshal Atty. Michael J. Murphy, 1995 Parade Marshal Atty. Thomas D. Murphy, Jr., 1987 Parade Marshal Atty. Thomas D. Murphy, in memoriam, 1970 Parade Marshal

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Congratulations on receiving the 2016 Woods Award! We don't know anyone who works harder or who is more deserving of being honored - we're proud to call you our friend and colleague.

- Your friends

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Congratulations to the Colleen and Her Court

Laura McCarthy ASSESSOR City of Chicopee

To Dan O’Reilly, Congratulations on receiving the Woods Award thisQuinn year! Family ThankDental you for all the Dr. Maureen Quinn D.D.S. the K of C hard work you put into making Free Throw so much D.M.D fun for so Dr. contests David Vanderboom many kids in Chicopee. We appreciate it!

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We Salute Our Past Colleens 2015 Shannon McAndrew

1999 Darlene Darcy

1983 Debbie Jamrok

2014 Kristen Hubert

1998 Jordan Boesh

1982 Maureen O’Boyle

2013 McKenzie Vershon

1997 Brianna Kane

1981 Pamela Schot

2012 Erin MacDonald

1996 Maura Culloo

1980 Joni Streit

2011 Amber Legare

1995 Tara Hamre

1979 Virginia Kapinos

2010 Tanya Hryn

1994 Eva Szulc

1978 Denise Lampron

2009 Kristy LaPlante

1993 Michelle Carvalho

1977 Linda Tuzzor

2008 Jennifer Welsh

1992 Angelica Gorman

1976 Kathleen O’Donnell

2007 Maura MacDonald

1991 Michelle Pelland

1975 Elizabeth Lacoste

2006 Rachel Feyre

1990 Shannon Holt

1974 Patty Rosenbalm

2005 Kara Aberdale

1989 Wendy Tolpa

1973 Susan Menard

2004 Julie Wightman

1988 Erica Banas

1972 Angela Ondrick

2003 Megan Hill

1987 Martha Potyrala

1971 Denise Laflamme

2002 Jennifer Kuc

1986 Melissa Ann Holt

1970 Kathleen Wytryck

2001 Amanda Foisy

1985 Corina Cutter

1958 Judith Buckley

2000 Toni Ferreira

1984 Mary Duval

Go n-eiri an bóthar leat. May the road rise with you.

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Sincere thanks to Face to Nails for making this year’s Colleen Contestant Irish Tea special by generously donating a gift certificate as raffle a prize.

Good luck to the Colleen Candidates! Congratulations to our M arshal and A w ard R ecipients!

Good Luck to the 2015 Contestants!

M ay you alw ays have... W alls for the w inds A roof for the rain Tea beside the fire Laughter to cheer you Those you love near you A nd all your heart m ight desire. -A n Old Irish Blessing

Mary, Joel, Brian, and Kate (2008 Court) Rodowicz

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The Parade Committee would like to thank Ron’s Formal Wear for adding to the distinction of the Coronation Ball by outfitting the gentlemen of the committee in their tuxedos.

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The Committee would like to thank our friends at the Moose Family Center Monica, for supporting the Parade CommitteeDan, events.

The Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Salutes our friends at the Chicopee Parade Committee Congratulations to the Award Winners and our 2016 Colleen!

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Congratulations to the Colleen to the Colleen and and Court! HerHer Court! AndBest BestWishes Wishesto And to our Friends our Friends John Beaulieu, Bobby Liswell, Tom Knightly, Jay Tim Buckley, Joe Wagner, O'Grady, and andElin JoeGaynor! Morissette!

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Love, Matt, Keenan, Kerry, Annie, Dan, Elise, Abraham, and Benjamin (Plus Darby & Henry & All the Cats) P.S. NO SNOW ON PARADE DAY!!


T H E C H I C O P E E S T. PWelcome AT R I C K ’ S PA R A D E C O M M I T T E E TheW Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade welcomes E L C O M E S Y O U T O TCommittee HE ANN U A L Cyou O LtoL the EEN C47th O RAnnual O N A TColleen I O N Coronation A N D A Wand A R Awards D S P RPresentation. E S E N TAT I O N We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who so generously gave

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who so generously gave of their time and effort to help make this such a success. year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities such a success.

of their time and effort to help make this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities

The selection of our new Colleen and marching with the float in the St.

The selection of our new Colleen and marching with the float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade are special highlights, but there that goes intomore the work thisinto committee. Our appreciation goes is so much thatof goes the work of deep this committee. to Our all the family and friendsgoes of our and volunteers deep appreciation to members all the family members who and shared theirfriends loved ones with us...longand hours building who the float, planning Irish night, of our members volunteers shared their loved hosting a special Mass, andhours coordinating takes timeIrish and talent. ones with us...long buildingthe thecontest float, planning Night, hosting a special Mass and coordinating the contest The businesses and individual sponsors you talent. see in this book make it possible for Chicopee to takes time and Patrick’s Day Parade are special highlights, but there is so much more

continue the tradition, involving families, neighbors, and daughters of Chicopee as we work to keep our Irish heritage close tosponsors our hearts. Additionally, aremake most grateful for for their support as The businesses and individual you see in thiswe book it possible Chicopee to it allows ourthe organization provide families, importantneighbors scholarship opportunities forChicopee colleen contestants. continue tradition, to involving and daughters of as we workPlease to keep our Irish these heritage close toand ourlethearts. Additionally, we ad arewhen mostyou grateful support businesses, them know you saw their do. for their support as it allows our organization to provide important scholarship opportunities for colleen contestThe Committee also wishes to extend special thanks Terry anddo. Nancy ants. Please support these businesses, and alet them note knowofyou sawtotheir adKenfield when you

Dulchinos, Ball Chairs; Shelly Pedraza, Contest Committee Chair; Brenda Guiel, Contest Coordinator,

The Committee also teams wisheswho to extend special note of this thanks to Elin Gaynor,Thank Ball Chair, as well as their workedaso hard to make evening a success. you also to the Brendastaff Guiel, Contestant Coordinator, and Lisa Smith, Contest Chair, as well as their teams of the Castle of Knights, to the high school students who are filming the event, and to the who worked so hard to make this evening a success. Thank you also to the staff of the Castle committee members and volunteers who - at this very moment - are working to prepare our of Knights, to the for high school who areAdditionally, filming the aevent, to the memcontestants their timestudents in the spotlight. specialand thank you committee to our judges, who have bers and volunteers who at this very moment are working to prepare our contestants for the most difficult task for tonight’s contest. their time in the spotlight. Additionally, a special thank you to our judges, who have the most difficult task for tonight’s contest.

At the end of this evening, we will welcome our incoming Colleen. The Committee is very grateful to

Colleen, Shannon McAndrew, the Chicopee Patrick’s Committee so ably At the our end2015 of this evening we will welcomefor ourrepresenting incoming Colleen. The St. Committee is very throughout theColleen, year. We McKenzie thank her and the young who served in the Court year: Ashley grateful to our 2013 Vershon, for ladies representing the Chicopee St.this Patrick’s Boger,so Jordan Chmura, Alyssa andthank Jessica Welsh. We young would be remiss did not also thank Committee ably throughout the Hogan, year. We her and the ladies whoif we served in the families who supported themGibb, throughout the year. Court their this year: Taylor Berube, Laura Kari Ribadeneyra, and Ashley Sanocki. We would be remiss if we did not also thank their parents and families who supported them We hope throughout the you year.enjoy tonight’s Colleen Ball. Thank you,

We hope you enjoy tonight’s Colleen Ball.

The Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee

Thank you, The Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee Members

2016 Chicopee Colleen Contestants

O R D E R O F P R E S E N TAT I O N 1. Sara Hazeltine 2. Kaelyn Aponte 3. Kaylee Krajewski 4. Starrlenna Lafleur 5. Aurora Vaznis 6. Meghan Boone 7. Samantha Thibault 8. Lauren Foley 9. Amanda LaBonte 10. Maureen Pycko 11. Jocylyn Doeme 12. Magda Potrykus 13. Kyleigh Morin 14. Mia Facchini 15. Alivia Karcz 16. Caitlin Donnelly 17. Caitlin O'Brien 18. Kayleen Duffy 19. Jacqueline Jackson 20. Briana O'Connell BRIEF INTERMISSION 21. Anna Kot 22. Elliot Dion 23. Natalia Kazcor 24. Shannon McCarthy 25. Elizabeth Wozniak 26. Sophia Curto 27. Meghan Belanger 28. Kaihla Laurent 29. Elizabeth St Jacques 30. Sara Dymek 31. Lynn O'Shea 32. Alexa Giec 33. Taylor Boisjolie 34. Stephanie Lopes

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Program Welcome Remarks

9 Announcements and Introductions

9 Presentation of Contestants

9 Brief Intermission

9 Presentation of Contestants Continues

9 Introduction of the 2016 Honorees

9 Introduction of the 2016 Chicopee Parade Marshal

9 Announcement of Five Finalists

9 Crowning of Colleen and Court

COHOSTS MaryLynn Ostrowski, PhD | Judith Corridan Danek

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME John Beaulieu CONTESTANT COORDINATOR Ms. Brenda Guiel TABULATOR Ms. Cindy Whalen JUDGES’ LIASON Ms. Laurie Kivel PANEL OF JUDGES Erin Corriveau Jack Griffin Linda Maiolo-Methe Christopher Thompson

COLLEEN ESCORTS Brandon Ewing, Chicopee Comprehensive High School | Kevin Johnson, Holyoke Catholic Amary Morales, Chicopee Comprehensive High School | Joe Gardner Karen, Chicopee High School David Pedraza, Chicopee Comprehensive High School

Awards and Prizes THE COLLEEN’S GIFTS Crystal Tiara Presentation Bouquet Courtesy of Jen Fields Trip for Two to Ireland Courtesy of Doyle Travel Agency Scholarship Johnny Yee Foundation Large Engraved Revere Bowl Provided by Mayor Richard Kos Gemstone Necklace Courtesy of Furnari Jewelers Belleek Colleen Vase Provided by Jen Fields Official 16x20 Color Portrait and 8x10 Color Picture of Colleen and Court Courtesy of Live, Laugh, Love Photograph Studios

THE COLLEEN’S COURT GIFTS Scholarship Johnny Yee Foundation Engraved Revere Bowl Provided by Mayor Richard Kos Irish Theme Fine Jewelry Courtesy of Furnari Jewelers Belleek Colleen Vase Provided by A Cut Above Florist Official 16x20 Color Portrait and 5x7 Color Picture of Colleen and Court Courtesy of Live, Laugh, Love Photograph Studios The Colleen and Court are provided with their gorgeous ball gowns courtesy of Bridal Corner. Tuxedos for the escorts are provided courtesy of Ron’s Formals. Each Contestant will receive a memento to remember this special gift courtesy of the Parade Committee.

SCHOLARSHIPS All Contestants are eligible to apply for the Parade Committee Scholarships provided by: Health New England, Inc. Interstate Towing, Inc. William and Ruth Corridan Scholarship Fund Chicopee St. Patrick’s Parade Committee

Best Wishes to the Chicopee Parade Committee and award winners!

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TIM O'GRADY Thank you for your years of service to our community and our committee. It will be an honor to walk behind you down the streets of Holyoke on Parade Day!

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Good luck, Jacqueline!

We're all so proud of who you're becoming in life. May God bless you!


Both Your Family and Church Family


John Beaulieu Thank you for being our fearless leader!

Best Wishes

and Congratulations on a Great Parade Season!

from your friends at the Holyoke Parade Committee! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Parade on Sunday, March 20!

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Congratulations to John Beaulieu On a successful Parade Season Your support of community fundraising and charitable events is amazing! Thank you for your heartfelt commitment to your family, your friends and your community. Sincerely,

Friends of John

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR POLICE OFFICERS WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE In honor of Tim O'Grady's 31 years of service to the Chicopee Police Department

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Colleen Coronation Ball 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

Colleen and Court Events 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

Compliments of the Doyle Family In Memory of

James ‘Jim’ E. Doyle, 1999 Parade Marshal Denise Doyle Nowak, 2014 Parade Marshal

Doyle Travel Center THE IRELAND SPECIALISTS Proud Sponsors of the Colleen’s Trip to Ireland

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For your years of dedicated service to our committee!


2016 Chicopee Parade Marshal Tim O’Grady “May you get all of your wishes but one

So that you will always have something to strive for


We’ve done this parade march a few times over the years, but this time it’s a bit more special. Being honored with the opportunity to lead the Chicopee contingent down the streets of Holyoke this year as the Parade Marshal is a testament to who you are. Whether you are wearing your husband, dad, papa, brother, uncle, friend or colleague hat you always give 100%. This award is proof that your commitment to this city and to the Chicopee St. Patrick’s Committee has not gone unnoticed. The kids and I know that you are always by our side and we look forward to proudly walk by your side as you lead this great city in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Holyoke on March 20th. You are our Marshal every day! Love, Elaine, Tim II, Shalene, Jorge, Arian and Zaid

Best of Luck to all the Contestants! We’re Very Proud of You.

From your friends in the Chicopee Comprehensive High School Class of 2016

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To our contestant friends,

We Wish each one of you the best of luck tonight. Have fun!

From the Chicopee Comp Student Council


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2016 Chicopee Colleen Coronation Ball Program Book  

The Chicopee St. Patrick's Parade Committee would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who make this book and all of our annual events...