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President’s Welcome Michael T. Ahearn It is and honor and a privilege to welcome you to the 65th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade. I would like to thank the members, I mean my parade family, for the love and support they gave me this Parade year. It will never be forgotten. When I joined the Holyoke Committee in 2002 and I was overwhelmed with the organization. After getting more involved year after year I came to realize this group is a family, and a very tight knit family to say the least. The dedication and enthusiasm to the Reunion Weekend and their loyalty to the City of Holyoke is immeasurable. I would like to congratulate this year’s award winners, Grand Marshal Patti Devine, Citizenship Award winner Dinn Bros., Rohan Award Winner Marc Joyce, O’Connell Award winner Jim Wildman and Gallivan Award Winner Sue Doran. I look forward to marching the streets of Holyoke with you. Thank you to Mayor Morse, the Holyoke City Officials, the Holyoke Police, Auxiliary Police and Fire Departments, and the Holyoke DPW for their support helping with the continued success of the Parade and Road Race. A special thank to our many sponsors who support all of our events leading up to and continuing through the Road Race and Parade weekend. We appreciate your support! And to my family: Mom, Dad, Pat, Dan, Molly, Jenny, Jackson, Aiden, Rowan and Finley, Thank you. Having you in my corner and marching in this parade means the world to me.

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Michael T. Ahearn, 2016 President St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke.

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Past Grand Marshal Award Recipients = Thomas Rohan ................................. 1952

= James E. O’Leary ............................. 1985

= Atty. John S. Begley ......................... 1953

= Most Rev. Leo E. O’Neil, D.D............ 1986

= Daniel J. O’Connell ........................... 1954

= Anne H. McHugh .............................. 1987

= Rep. Emmett J. Cauley ..................... 1955

Bernard M. Lavelle, Jr. ...................... 1988 = Thomas J. Donahue ......................... 1989 = James K. Kelly .................................. 1990 Patrick B. Bresnahan, III ................... 1991 = Edward B. (Pop) Coughlin ................ 1992 Atty. Maurice J. Ferriter ..................... 1993 = Robert J. Rohan ................................ 1994 = Charles W. “Bill” Dinn ........................ 1995 Dr. Francis M. Baker ......................... 1996 = Dr. John E. McHugh ......................... 1997 = Daniel E. Tierney .............................. 1998 Francis M. Kane ................................ 1999 Rev. Francis X. Sullivan .................... 2000 = Most Rev. Joseph F. Maguire ........... 2001 James A. Curran ............................... 2002 Atty. Peter F. Brady .......................... 2003 Joseph V. Gosselin, Jr. ..................... 2004 Russell J. McNiff, Sr. ......................... 2005 Frederick L. Sullivan, Esq. ................ 2006 Alan F. Cathro.................................... 2007 = Judge Ann M. Gibbons...................... 2008 Christine (Padden) Zajac................... 2009 Joseph M. McGiverin......................... 2010 Gerald D. Healy................................. 2011 Barry J. Farrell .................................. 2012 Brian Q. Corridan .............................. 2013 Roger P. Donoghue .......................... 2014 Raymond H. Feyre ............................ 2015

= Elmer J. Harrington, M.D. ................. 1956 = William P. Sullivan ............................ 1957 = William R. Peck ................................. 1958 = Hon. William E. Nolan ....................... 1959 = John J. Driscoll, M.D. ........................ 1960 = Michael H. Moran .............................. 1961 = Hon. Maurice A. Donahue ................ 1962 = Eugene O’Neill .................................. 1963 = Jeremiah J. Lawler ............................ 1964 = Joseph F. Lynch, D.M.D. .................. 1965 = Atty. Joseph J. Kelley ....................... 1966 = Thomas W. Padden .......................... 1967 = William J. Dean ................................. 1968 = James F. Millane ............................... 1969 = Francis R. King ................................. 1970 = William G. Rogers ............................. 1971

David M. Bartley ............................... 1972 = Timothy J. Sullivan ............................ 1973 = Dr. George E. Frost .......................... 1974 = William W. Mahoney ......................... 1975 = Richard J. Murphy ............................. 1976 = Francis J. Baker ................................ 1977 = Edward F. Sheehy ............................ 1978 = Judge John F. Moriarty ..................... 1979 = James J. Shea .................................. 1980 = Edward F. Nugent ............................. 1981 = Rev. Maurice B. Martin ..................... 1982 = John T. Hickey .................................. 1983 = James “Barry” Farrell ........................ 1984

= Denotes Deceased

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2016 Grand Marshal Award Recipient Patricia C. Devine The Grand Marshal of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade is the highest local honor given to a person of Irish ancestry and either a resident of the city of Holyoke or a member of the Parade Committee. He/she has distinguished themselves as a loyal person to the Parade Committee, their career, their family, and to their Irish ancestry. The 65th Grand Marshal of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade is Patricia “Patti” Devine. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Patti is the daughter of the late Gerald D. and Adele A. (Wojtowicz) Devine. Patti has been a member of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke since 1987. For nearly 30 years, Patti has been an active member of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, serving and/or Chairing nearly every Committee including the Coronation Ball, Citizenship Dinner, Grand Marshal’s Reception, Memorial Mass, JFK Award Reception, Colleen Contest, Party after the Parade, By-Laws and the Road Race Committees. Patti has also held several positions on the Committee’s Board of Directors, including Director, Officer, Chair, Recording Secretary and most recently, she retired as the Financial Secretary. In 1999, Patti became the first woman President and led the 48th annual Parade. During that time, the Parade Committee was honored by the Library of Congress as a Local Legacy. Along with other selected Committee members, Patti put together an exhibit of the Parade and events that showcased the first Parade through the 48th Parade. Patti and a delegation of Committee members traveled to Washington, DC in May of 2000 to attend a reception to receive this special recognition. This exhibit is now permanently stored for display in the Library of Congress. In 2001, Patti was honored to be named the Rohan Award recipient – an award given to a Committee member who has made significant contributions towards the overall success of the Parade. A graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, Patti attended Holyoke Community College and Bridgewater State College. In 2014 Patti retired from the Massachusetts Lottery Commission. Besides Patti’s dedication to the Parade Committee, Patti is also known for her long tenure as an admirable public servant. From 1990-2000 and from 2006-2012, Patti was elected, and proudly served as a Holyoke City Councilor. She is currently a Fire Commissioner for the city of Holyoke.

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Mayor’s Welcome MAYOR ALEX B. MORSE

Mayor Alex B. Morse

CITY OF HOLYOKE

March 1, 2016 Families, friends and guests: I extend my heartfelt greetings to you on this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. If you’ve been fortunate enough to be in Holyoke on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, you already know that Holyoke celebrates this holiday unlike any other place in the world. For decades, Holyoke’s celebration has drawn thousands into the heart of our City from across the Valley and the country to take part in this weekend-long event. Friends and family from all corners of the world come back to Holyoke for a unique homecoming that celebrates the unique history and heritage of those who came to Holyoke before us. I thank the hard working group of volunteers on the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Holyoke for all that they do to make this weekend and the festivities leading up to it such a success. The passion and loyalty that these men and women have­—not only for the parade but for our city—is what makes our parade so special. Congratulations to the 2016 President Mike Ahearn and to all of this year’s prestigious award winners. To this year’s Grand Colleen and her Court: enjoy your ride on the float as we celebrate 61 years of the Holyoke Colleen Pageant. I would also be remiss not to acknowledge our dear friends Kara Shanahan and Dan Tierney, whom we lost last year. Their efforts over the years helped make this parade the great event it is. We miss them this year, but we will remember their cheerfulness and Holyoke pride as we watch this year’s parade. In addition to those who work behind the scenes, I would also like to than the hardworking and dedicated members of the Holyoke Police Department, the Holyoke Auxiliary Police, and the Holyoke Fire Department for continuing to provide the very best safety measures for all in attendance. I would also like to thank the Holyoke Department of Public Works and the many Police Departments throughout the State of Massachusetts, including the Massachusetts State Police, for offering their services each year. Your help in invaluable to the success of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and I cannot thank you all enough. As mayor, I welcome you to our city’s homecoming and truly hope you enjoy your stay. To those who live her year round, thank you for opening your homes and hearts to those friends and family that travel far and wide to the city that we love all year long, to celebrate the greatest St. Patrick’s Parade in the country! Cead Mile Failte,

Mayor Alex Morse

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Past John F. Kennedy National Award Recipients Whether in Politics, Medicine, Religion, the Arts, the Military, Law, Journalism or Sports – Our Past Recipients are a “Who’s Who” of America’s Leading Citizens.

1959 1958 Most Rev. Jeremiah J. John F. Kennedy United States Senator Minnehan, D.D. President of the United States Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

1960 Hon. John F. Collins Mayor, City of Boston

1961 Most Rev. Christopher J. Weldon, D.D. Bishop of the Springfield (MA) Diocese

1962 Robert B. Consedine Journalist / Author

1963 William D. Gargan Actor

1964 James B. Donovan Attorney International Negotiator

1970 Hon. John N. Dempsey Governor of Connecticut

1971 Pat O’Brien Actor

1965 James J. Shea, Sr. President, Milton Bradley Company

1966 Hon. Edward M. Kennedy United States Senator

1967 Tommy Loughran Champion Light Heavyweight Boxer

1968 Lawrence O’Brien U.S. Postmaster General Commissioner NBA

1969 Cardinal Richard Cushing Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Boston

1972 Major General Timothy J. Dacey, Jr. USAF – Chief of Staff Strategic Air Command

1973 Hon. John W. McCormack Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

1974 James Bishop Author Syndicated Columnist

1975 Hon. Thomas Paul Salmon Governor of Vermont

1976 Edward Bennett Williams Attorney

1977 Jimmy Breslin Author Investigative Journalist

1978 Hon. Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

1979 Dan Devine Football Coach Notre Dame University

1980 Arthur J. Rooney Owner, Pittsburgh Steelers Professional Football

1981 William A. Nolen, M.D. Surgeon / Author

1982 Maureen O’Hara Actress / Movie Star

1983 Most Rev. Joseph F. Maguire Bishop of the Springfield (MA) Diocese

1984 Hon. Edward P. Boland Member of Congress of the United States

1985 Frank McGuire NCAA Basketball Coach

1986 William A. O’Neill Governor of Connecticut

1987 Dennis Day Singer, radio and television personality

1988 Thomas J. Flatley Business Executive Philanthropist

1989 Neil Sheehan Journalist, Reporter, Pulitzer Prize Author

1990 Most Rev. Leo E. O’Neil Coadjutor Bishop of Manchester NH

1991 Carmel Quinn Singer / entertainer

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1992 Tom Clancy Author


Past John F. Kennedy National Award Recipients

1993 Sister Mary Rose McGeady, D.C. President, Covenant House, New York City

1994 Raymond L. Flynn U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

1999 Steven McDonald and Patricia Ann Norris-McDonald Detective, New York Police Department Inspirational / motivational speaker

2005 Tom O’Brien Football Coach Boston College

2006 Thomas J. Ridge Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

2012 Kevin O’Hara Author

2013 Doris Kearns Goodwin Presidential Historian and Political Analyst

1995 Eoin McKiernan Founder Irish American Cultural Institute

1996 Robert L. Stack Actor – Television Star

2000 Hon. Richard E. Neal Member of Congress of the United States

2001 John V. Shea Actor – Writer - Director

2007 Dan Shaughnessy Author / Sports Reporter Boston Globe

2008 Francis X. Healy Baseball player Sports broadcaster Executive

2014 Team Hoyt Athletes

1997 John J. Sweeney President AFL-CIO

2002 Rev. Daniel P. Coughlin Chaplain, U.S. House of Representatives

2009 Joseph Loughrey Vice Chairman, Cummins, Inc.

1998 Gen. Richard I. Neal Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corp

2003 William J. Flynn Chairman of the Board, Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company

2010 Hon. Daniel M. Rooney U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland

2004 Catherine G. “Cady” Coleman Astronaut – NASA

2011 David McCullough Author

2015 John M. Maguire President and CEO, Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC

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2016 John F. Kennedy Award Recipient Micky Ward The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Award is presented annually to an American of Irish descent who has distinguished themselves in their chosen field. “Irish” Micky Ward (born October 4, 1965) is a retired junior welterweight professional boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Micky is regarded as a working class hero, a blue-collar athlete who has overcome many difficulties in life and prevailed through determination and hard work. Ward won three New England Golden Gloves titles as an amateur before turning pro in 1985. He started off 14-0 in his professional career. Ward was known for his devastating left hook to the body and his ability to withstand punishment while waiting to land his trademark shot. A perennial underdog, he has been known to suddenly drop his opponent in the late rounds with a single shot to the body as he did against Emanuel Burton. After a 15-year pro career, the veteran Ward gained widespread fame in his May 18, 2002 fight with Arturo Gatti, broadcast live on HBO. In 2001, Ward´s battle with Emanuel Burton on July 13 had been named the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year and it served to set up the much-anticipated Ward-Gatti matchup. Ward-Gatti I saw both fighters withstand an amazing amount of punishment through 10 rounds of non-stop action. Ward, who dropped Gatti in the ninth round with a vicious left hook to the body, won the fight by majority decision.Ward-Gatti I was hailed as the “Fight of the Century” by boxing fans and writers, and Round 9 of that bout was called “The Round of the Century” by Emanuel Steward, who co-hosted the fight live on HBO. Ring Magazine named Ward-Gatti I the Fight of the Year for 2002. In their rematch, Gatti neutralized Ward´s body punching power by boxing and staying low. In the third round, Gatti knocked Ward to the canvas with a thundering overhand right which landed on Ward´s ear. Ward sprawled into the turnbuckle and stayed down for the mandatory 8 count. Nobody, especially Gatti (who after the fight called it “the hardest punch I´ve ever landed”) expected Ward to get up, never mind finish the fight. Commentators noted that if it had been any other fighter than Ward, the referee would have stopped the fight in the third round. Ward and Gatti had a third fight, on June 7, 2003. Despite dropping Gatti in round six, Ward lost by a ten round unanimous decision. Ward-Gatti 3 was named Fight of the Year for 2003 by Ring Magazine, which meant that Ward had earned that honor three times. Before his final fight with Gatti, Ward had announced his plans to retire after the fight. Micky captured both the WBU Intercontinental Light Welterweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title. He also won the respect and admiration of many fans worldwide. The song “The Warrior´s Code” by the punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is dedicated to Micky Ward, and his photograph appears on the cover of the album. Ward´s life is chronicled in a biography by Bob Halloran entitled Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward. Micky Ward´s trilogy with Arturo Gatti would become the cover of the video game Fight Night Round 3, on the PlayStation 2 and XBOX versions of the game.And to top it all off The movie “The Fighter” staring Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward and Christian Bale as his half-brother, Dickie Eklund recounts Ward´s climb to fame.

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Past Citizenship Award Recipients = Leo J. Simard ..................................... 1966

Shriners of the Melha Temple ............ 1992

= Michael X. Andrews ........................... 1967

Oscar = and Christopher Bail ............ 1993

= Samuel Resnic ................................... 1968

Michael A. Zwirko .............................. 1994

= Robert E. Barrett ................................ 1969

Holyoke Gas & Electric Department .. 1995

= Robert K. Steiger ............................... 1970

Congressman John Olver .................. 1996

= Fernando “Pat” Paradis ..................... 1971

Joseph D. LoBello .............................. 1997

= William Dwight ................................... 1972

= Peter Picknelly, Sr. ........................... 1998

= Eugene P. Tamburi ............................ 1973

Dept. of Public Works Employees ..... 1999

= Wayne Alderman ............................... 1974

= Dr. Harold R. Ratchford ..................... 2000

= Edna Williams .................................... 1975

Sr. Joan A. Ryziewicz ........................ 2001

= Louis J. Ryback ................................. 1976

John E. Kane ..................................... 2002

= Lawrence A. Graham ......................... 1977

Michael Corduff, Lawrence Perreault

= Frank H. Cataldo ................................ 1978

and Peter Rosskothen ...................... 2003

R. Robert Grenier .............................. 1979

David G. Healey ................................. 2004

= Robert H. Bourassa ........................... 1980

Michael J. Burke ................................ 2005

= Jack and Charlie Kramer ................... 1981

Hank J. Porten ................................... 2006

= Donald N. Lafrennie ........................... 1982

Sheriff Michael J. Ashe, Jr.................. 2007

Frank A. Banks .................................. 1983

Holyoke Police, Auxiliary Police and

Benjamin H. Marcus .......................... 1984

Fire Departments................................ 2008

= Nicholas Cosmos ............................... 1985

Tommy Leonard.................................. 2009

= Leo W. Simard ................................... 1986

Barbara C. Bernard............................. 2010

= John V. Czelusniak ............................ 1987

= Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr....................... 2011

= William Dwight, Jr. ............................. 1988

Massachusetts State Police Troop B.... 2012

= Warren A. Rhoades ........................... 1989

Douglas A. Bowen............................... 2013

= Congressman Silvio O’Conte ............. 1990

Bob Cameron...................................... 2014

= William L. Putnam .............................. 1991

Dan Kane............................................ 2015 = Denotes Deceased

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The Citizenship Award is presented to a person or organization that may be of nonIrish descent that has made substantial contributions to the Parade and/or the Parade Committee. Dinn Trophy started in 1956 through a random moment of both chance and luck. Paul Dinn, a jewelry engraver at the time, and his brother Charles “Bill” had always had the desire to go into business together. One day a gentleman in somewhat of a bind brought several trophies to Paul to be engraved. At that moment the brothers realized that this was the business opportunity they had been waiting for and they started Dinn Bros., Inc., “The Trophy People”, in the fall of 1956 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. After many months of hard work and anticipation, the first trophy was sold in February of 1957; and so prompted the growth of one of the largest and most reputable trophy and awards companies in America.

2016 Citizenship Award Recipient Dinn Bros. Inc., the “Trophy People”

Today Dinn Trophy is one of the largest trophy and awards companies in America. Headquartered in West Springfield, Massachusetts, our facility encompasses 72,000 square feet and employs over 100 people. Having such a large facility and dedicated staff enables us to manufacture, stock, assemble, and personalize our products for immediate delivery. Dinn Trophy offers its products through the website, direct mail catalogs, and two showroom locations in West Springfield, MA, and New Haven, CT. Since 1956, Dinn Trophy has been serving the recognition needs of companies and organizations nationwide. Dinn Trophy has acquired a reputation for offering quality products at a great value, supplying quick and easy ordering, as well as providing excellent levels of customer service. The company began focusing first and foremost on trophies but has grown to comprise a broader spectrum of awards including plaques, medals, and other recognition products. We now offer over 1,000 awards that can be used to recognize any achievement or milestone. Our awards will stand the test of time and are sure to be treasured for many years to come. Dinn Trophy has even had the honor of designing awards for such notable people as John F. Kennedy, Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, and Michael Jordan. Dinn Trophy, now run by the second generation of Dinn Brothers – Paul, William and Michael –have continued the passion of creating quality products with exemplary customer service. The Dinn Family also has a long history with the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke. Mr. Charles “Bill” Dinn was a long-time member and proudly served as the Parade’s 44th Grand Marshal in the 1995 St. Patrick’s Day Parade and his son William is a long-time member and 2005 recipient of the Committee’s O’Connell Award.

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Past Thomas F. Rohan Award Recipients

Donald J. Moynihan .......................... 1987 Raymond H. Feyre ............................ 1988 Joseph V. Gosselin, Jr. ..................... 1989 Alan F. Cathro ................................... 1990 Dr. Robert J. O’Brien ......................... 1991 Atty. Peter F. Brady ........................... 1992 Lawrence M. Griffin ........................... 1993 = Robert C. Dawson ............................. 1994 Joseph Paul, Jr. ................................ 1995 Mary M. Lynch ................................... 1996 = James J. Tierney ............................... 1997 = Edward J. Sears ................................ 1998 David “DJ” O’Connor ......................... 1999 = Delfo Barabani .................................. 2000 Patricia C. Devine ............................. 2001 Patrick B. Bresnahan, III ................... 2002 John (Jack) Leary, Jr. ........................ 2003 Roger P. Donoghue .......................... 2004 Kathleen M. Lynch ............................ 2005 Richard J. Dupuis .............................. 2006 Thomas G. Griffin............................... 2007 Barry J. Farrell.................................... 2008 Russell J. McNiff, Jr........................... 2009 = John T. O’Neill ................................... 2010 Jane Coughlin Chevalier.................... 2011 Mark O’Brien...................................... 2012 Barbara La Flamme........................... 2013 Kenneth A. Collins.............................. 2014 John E. Henry.................................... 2015

= Col. Andrew B. Mangum ................... 1957 = Vincent G. Brown .............................. 1958 = Michael H. Moran .............................. 1959 = Daniel Reynolds ................................ 1960 = John F. Kennedy ............................... 1961 = James F. Millane ............................... 1962 = Thomas W. Padden .......................... 1963 = William F. O’Brien ............................. 1964 = Arthur F. Barrett ................................ 1965 = Timothy J. Sullivan ............................ 1966 = Francis X. Tierney ............................. 1967 = Edward B. Coughlin .......................... 1968 = Michael McIntyre ............................... 1969

James P. Hobert ............................... 1970 James A. Curran ............................... 1971 Francis M. Kane ................................ 1972 = Leo F. Hickson .................................. 1973 = John T. Tierney ................................. 1974 = Dr. John E. McHugh .......................... 1975 = Matthew Doherty ............................... 1976 Dr. William J. Dean, Jr. ..................... 1977 = William H. Burns ................................ 1978 = James E. O’Leary .............................. 1979 George W. Counter ........................... 1980 Michael F. Tierney ............................. 1981 = Richard J. Walker ............................. 1982 = Edward J. Welch .............................. 1983 John Mansfield .................................. 1984 David B. Donoghue ........................... 1985 = Thomas P. McGarry .......................... 1986

= Denotes Deceased

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2016 Rohan Award Recipient Marc E. Joyce The Thomas F. Rohan Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of the Parade Committee who has made significant contributions to the overall success of the Parade and/or this Association. In 1957, the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke established an award to honor its first Grand Marshal, Thomas F. Rohan. Marc Joyce joined the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee of Holyoke in 1977, and he has been an active and loyal member of our organization ever since. Over the past 39 years, Marc has served on nearly every Parade sub-committee, and has chaired or co-chaired such events as the Marshal’s Reception, the Citizenship Awards Dinner, the Coronation Ball, the Televised Mass, the Program Book Committee, the Raffle Committee, and, of course, many of the “John Morgan Nights”. In recent years, he has enjoyed providing what he refers to as “Crowd Control” for our Road Race, and assisting his Parade Committee colleagues on the Reviewing Stand on Parade Day. In 1983, Marc’s fundraising efforts on behalf of the Parade were recognized when he was selected as the 21st recipient of the coveted George E. O’Connell Award. A life-long Holyoke resident, Marc grew up in the Oakdale section of our city, graduated from Holyoke High School in 1969, and received his B.A. degree in Political Science from Williams College in 1973. Son of the late Gertrude and David Joyce, Sr., Marc fondly recalls attending many parades as a youth, when he proudly watched his father marching with the Holyoke Post Office’s marching contingent. Since 1986, Marc has served as the Regional Manager for the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents’ Springfield Regional Office and since 2011, has been the Senior Regional Services Manager for the agency, responsible for the operations of the agency’s four regional offices across the Commonwealth. Marc also was proud to serve as Holyoke’s Ward 7 City Councilor from 1990 to 2006. While serving on numerous Council committees and sub-committees, he is perhaps best remembered as the long-time Chair of the City Council’s Ordinance Committee. A past member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Holyoke Visiting Nurse Association, Marc currently serves as Board Chair of Valley Health Systems/Holyoke Medical Center, and is a Corporator of PeoplesBank. He also belongs to the Holyoke Lodge of Elks and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and enjoys golfing at Wyckoff Country Club and at his beloved Taconic Golf Club at Williams College. Marc is married to the former Cindy Cameron, a School Administrator and Educational Consultant. More importantly, Cindy has been a wonderful and extremely supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. Cindy and Marc are the proud parents of two daughters, Katie Joyce, who resides in Natick with her husband Marty Walsh and their three children, and Stephanie Joyce of Springfield. Katie thrilled the entire Joyce clan when she was selected as the Grand Colleen for the 2002 Parade, and Stephanie, who joined the Parade Committee several years ago, has been a tremendous addition to our committee. And as Cindy and Marc state whenever asked, their grandchildren Grace, Gabrielle, and Rowan Walsh are the “lights of their life”.

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Past George E. O’Connell Award Recipients = James Landers................................... 1963

= Ernest J. Ross, Jr............................... 1990

= William G. Rogers ............................. 1964

John T. O’Neill ................................... 1991

= William F. Padden.............................. 1965

Terence M. Bresnahan ...................... 1992

Atty. Maurice J. Ferriter ..................... 1966

Michael O. Larkin .............................. 1993

= Gerald T. Bynan................................. 1967

Atty. John J. Ferriter .......................... 1994

= Daniel J. McMahon............................ 1968

Atty. Frederick L. Sullivan ................. 1995

Bernard M. Lavelle ............................ 1969

= Jack O’Neill........................................ 1996

Dr. Francis M. Baker ......................... 1970

David B. Donoghue ........................... 1997

= John K. Bowler .................................. 1971

Patricia McNiff ................................... 1998

= James R. Murphy............................... 1972

Christine Mills Larkin ......................... 1999

= Dr. John J. Driscoll............................. 1973

Mark A. Pijar ...................................... 2000

Patrick B. Bresnahan, III ................... 1974

Joseph V. Gosselin, Jr. ..................... 2001

Russell J. McNIff, Sr. ......................... 1975

Michael F. Tierney ............................. 2002

= Edward J. Sears................................. 1976

Edward J. Cauley .............................. 2003

Roger P. Donoghue .......................... 1977

Fred King ........................................... 2004

= James F. Millane................................ 1978

William E. Dinn .................................. 2005

= Daniel E. Tierney ............................... 1979

Roger Reidy ...................................... 2006

Paul L. Lunney .................................. 1980

Kenneth A. Collins.............................. 2007

George E. Griffin ............................... 1981

Stephen J. McGirr.............................. 2008

= Philip F. Flanagan.............................. 1982

Kateri B. Walsh.................................. 2009

Marc E. Joyce ................................... 1983

Marion F. Tierney............................... 2010

= Thomas J. Shea................................. 1984

Kathryn M. Dulchinos......................... 2011

= Daniel J. Reynolds............................. 1985

= Kara Shanahan.................................. 2012

= Robert J. Rohan................................. 1986

James Leahy...................................... 2013

Raymond C. Burke ............................ 1987

C. Frederick Glidden.......................... 2014

David W. Griffin ................................. 1988

Sheila M. Moreau............................... 2014

Joseph F. Griffin, III ........................... 1989

= Denotes Deceased

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2016 O’Connell Award Recipient James Wildman The George E. O’Connell Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of the Parade Committee who has made significant contributions to the fund-raising efforts of the Parade and/or this Association.

Jim Wildman was born and raised in Holyoke. A 1995 graduate of Holyoke High School, Jim lettered in football and attended Holyoke Community College. In 2001, Jim started his own construction business and has built over 200 homes in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. He has served as an umpire for Holyoke Youth Baseball and a referee for Holyoke YMCA and CYO basketball for more than 10 years. For 13 years he was also a volunteer at the Holyoke Boys Club Golden Gloves tournament as a runner for the boxers. As a member of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc., Jim draws upon his experience in project management and construction – and occasionally his skills as a referee! Jim currently serves as the Operations Director of the St. Patrick’s Road Race, and also works on Parade Coordination, Marketing and Sponsorship and the Half-Way to St. Patrick’s Day Race. Jim is described as one of our most dedicated and hard-working members. In his spare time, Jim also volunteers to coordinate operations for the Holyoke Police Department Foot Pursuit Road Race, the Blessed Sacrament Run/Walk and the Holyoke Fire Department Danny Boyle Memorial Race. The Parade Committee is lucky to have Jim’s organization skills, strong work ethic and talents in operations management – all of which serve to fund the organization and to produce these important events in the Pioneer Valley. Jim, his fiancée, Amy, and their son Connor look forward to marching down the streets of Holyoke on Parade day to celebrate his well-deserved award!

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Past Daniel J. Gallivan Award Recipients Patrick H. Dowd ................................ 1972

= William F. Brutnell ............................. 1994

= Thomas J. Shea ................................ 1973

= Daniel C. Gallagher ........................... 1995

= William J. Conway ............................. 1974

Kenneth A. Collins ............................. 1996

= Thomas M. Kennedy, Jr. ................... 1975

Michael M. Gordon ............................ 1997

Phillip L. Sullivan ............................... 1976

James A. McVey ............................... 1998

= Francis J. Rice................................... 1977

= Jack O’Brien ...................................... 1999

= Henry B. Carey .................................. 1978

Senator Michael R. Knapik ................ 2000

= Delfo Barabani .................................. 1979

James L. O’Connor ........................... 2001

Alan F. Cathro ................................... 1980

Kathryn M. Dulchinos ........................ 2002

Peter H. Lappin ................................. 1981

Michael O. Larkin .............................. 2003

Mark F. O’Brien ................................. 1982

Kathleen M. Krisak ............................ 2004

= James M. Curran .............................. 1983

Brian F. Moriarty ................................ 2005

= John F. Johnson . .............................. 1984

Peter J. Stewart ................................. 2006

William J. Egan ................................. 1985

= Maurice J. Granfield, Jr...................... 2007

Gerald D. Healy ................................. 1986

Joyce Chretien................................... 2008

Brian Q. Corridan .............................. 1987

Michael T. Ahearn.............................. 2009

= Paul G. Caron ................................... 1988

Jacqueline L. Reardon....................... 2010

William J. Sullivan ............................. 1989

Rita G. Moore..................................... 2011

Donald R. Delano .............................. 1990

Suzanne Poulin.................................. 2012

= Jack O’Neill ....................................... 1991

Mary Jane Mathers............................ 2013

Rev. Francis X. Sullivan .................... 1992

Karen Casey...................................... 2014

Michael P. Flynn ................................ 1993

Peter T. Krisak................................... 2015 = Denotes Deceased

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2016 Daniel J. Gallivan Award Recipient Susan Doran The Daniel J. Gallivan Award recipient shall be a long-standing member of the Association who, while not a resident of the City of Holyoke, has made significant contributions to the overall success of the Parade and/or our Association. Susan has been a member of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke since 2002, beginning as a liaison to the Northampton St. Patrick’s Association. As a longtime member of the Northampton Association she served on many committees. In 2011, she was honored with the James Brennan Award for her contribution to the Association, an honor of which she is very proud. Since becoming a member of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Sue has cochaired the Golf Committee, worked in the Parade Store, served on the Love-In Committee and worked on the Road Race and Parade Coordination. She is a past member of the Board of Directors and is currently co-chair of the Raffle Committee. Sue was born and raised in West Springfield and has always had a love of all things Irish. In the early 80’s, Sue and her late husband, Dennis, owned and operated Kelley’s Restaurant which featured Irish music several nights a week. This is where she formed many friendships with members of the Parade Committee. Sue is currently the part-time Administrative Assistant to the Hampshire County Bar Association. Sue is very proud of her family – daughter, Melissa and her husband Roger; son Dwayne and his wife Karen; and her four grandchildren, Shawna, Connor, Gradie and Rowan. Sue is extremely honored to receive the Daniel J. Gallivant Award and will proudly march in the 2016 Parade.

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2016 Ambassador Award Recipient Dr. Mary C. Kelly The Ambassador Award is presented to a person who has worked to promote the relationship between the people of the Republic of Ireland and the people of the United States. Dr. Mary C. Kelly is a historian of the Irish-American immigrant experience and its transatlantic foundations. She graduated from National University of Ireland, Galway, with a Modern Irish History M.A., and from Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in Modern American History. She is now Professor of History at Franklin Pierce University, New Hampshire, where she has taught for almost two decades. Her courses in immigrant, gender, cultural and intellectual history also include select European offerings and a class on Modern Ireland. Since publishing The Shamrock and the Lily: The New York Irish and the Creation of a Transatlantic Identity, 1845-1921 (2005), she has pursued themes of identity, remembrance and intellectual culture in Irish-American history. Her latest book on Famine remembrance and commemoration within the ethnic culture is Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish American History: Enshrining a Fateful Memory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). Much of Dr. Kelly’s research and writing explores the nexus of faith and politics in the transatlantic narrative, and she is currently researching connections between Irish-American intellectual culture and 1916. Professor Kelly is a regular presenter at American Conference for Irish Studies and New England Historical Association meetings. She served on the ACIS Donnelly History Book Prize Committee for the past two terms, and co-hosted the 2014 New England Historical Association conference at Franklin Pierce University. She was recently honored with a Keene State College President’s Outstanding Women in New Hampshire award for scholarly contribution, and a Faculty Appreciation Award from the FPU Class of 2017. Mary Kelly lives in Keene, NH, with her husband and daughter, and visits her native Westport, County Mayo, frequently.

Past Ambassador National Award Recipients = Eoin McKiernan ........................................ 1992 William M. Bulger ...................................... 1993 Claire O’Gara Grimes ............................... 1994 William J. Flynn ........................................ 1995 George R. Ditomassi ................................ 1996 Niall O’Dowd ............................................. 1997 = Tommy Makem ......................................... 1998 Congressman Richard E. Neal ................. 1999 Congressman Peter T. King ..................... 2000 Professor Thomas F. Moriarty .................. 2001 John McDermott ....................................... 2002 = Frank McCourt .......................................... 2003 Brian P. Burns and Robert K. O’Neill, Ph.D. .................... 2004

= Vincent G. Dowling ................................... 2005 = David Kelly................................................. 2006 Kathleen M. O’Toole ................................. 2007 Charlotte Moore & Ciarán O’Reilly............ 2008 Patricia Harty............................................. 2009 Dr. John Lahey.......................................... 2010 Loretta Brennan Glucksman...................... 2011 Adrian Flannelly & Aine Sheridan.............. 2012 Christine Kinealy........................................ 2013 Belfast-Beltway Boxing Project.................. 2014 Jean Butler................................................ 2015 = Denotes Deceased

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2016 Grand Colleen Court Meghan N. Ryan Meghan N. Ryan lives in Holyoke, MA and is the daughter of Glen and Ann Ryan. She has five siblings, Lauren, Katelynn, Jordan, Nicholas, and Taryn.  She is a graduate of Holyoke High School and is currently a junior at Bryant University.  In high school, she was on the National Honor Society, Class Marshal and was on the School Newspaper. Meghan also volunteered at the Jericho Excelsior Program and worked as a Camp Councilor for several years. Currently, she is the Outreach Chair for the Community Activism and Leadership Organization (CALO) and has served in this role since 2013.  In college, she is in the Honors Program, serves as Secretary of the Students Programming Board, and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee.  She enjoys event planning, crafting and watching TV and movies.  She plans to pursue a full time position at an insurance company and become an actuary or an analyst. She would like to use her analytical skills to analyze data and work to make health care more affordable. 

Angela M. Foley Angela M. Foley lives in Holyoke, MA and is the daughter of John Foley and Mayra Dejesus. She has four siblings, John, Hector, Gelie, and Nehamya.  She is a graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School and is currently a senior at Westfield State University. In high school, she was a member of the Key Club, Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cross Country and Soccer teams.  At Westfield State, she has been inducted into the National Education Honors Society: Kappa Delta Pi where she currently serves as co-vice president. She has been on the Dean’s List at Westfield State University for five consecutive semesters.  Angela is active in her community volunteering at a local food bank, serving as captain for her Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team, and facilitating a collection for a local homeless shelter.  Additionally, she has worked as a nanny for two young girls. She will graduate in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Angela plans to someday open an early developmental education nursery for underprivileged children.

Lauren C. Picard Lauren C. Picard lives in South Hadley, MA and is the daughter of Bob and Debbie Picard. She has one sibling, Nick. She is a graduate of South Hadley High School and is currently a junior at the Elms College. In high school she was a member of the National Honor Society and received the John Martineau Award for Industrial Technology in Woodworking.  Lauren has been a dancer at Bodies in Motion for 18 years.  She has been a student dance teacher at Bodies in Motion for the past six years where she works with students ranging from two to fourteen years of age.  She currently specializes in teaching pre-ballet and acrobat. In college, she has been on the Dean’s List since Fall 2013. She received the Harold Grinspoon Spirit Award for Entrepreneurship and the Mount Holyoke Lodge of Mason Scholarship.  She has a business venture called Lauren’s Carnation Creations where she makes unique floral arrangements.  She has been active in the community as a volunteer and intern at Baystate Noble Hospital. She raised funds for the hospital’s oncology department and helped plan the 2015 Noble Ball.   She is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree at the Elms College in Business Management and Marketing. Lauren anticipates graduating in the Spring of 2017.  She will be starting an accelerated Master’s Degree in the Business Division at the Elms in July.  She aspires to open her own floral shop/gift boutique and work in a customer service and sales based industry.  She plans to continue to teach dance while advocating for people with learning disabilities.

Grace E. Lavelle Grace E. Lavelle lives in Holyoke, MA and is the daughter of James and Elizabeth Lavelle. She has three siblings, Hugh, Owen, and John. She is a graduate of Holyoke High School and is currently a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross. In high school, she was a member and President of the National Honor Society President and Captain of the Varsity Track and Field team. She received the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship for leadership and scholarship. At the Holy Cross, she is pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Economics. In college, she serves on the House Council and was elected Hall Director of Budgeting and Finance. Grace was chosen to be a Resident Advisor for the class of 2018. She received the Holy Cross Book Award for her academic achievement and genuine kindness toward others.  She is a member of SPUD volunteer group where she tutors high school students in math.  She is a member of Dance Marathon, which raises funds for Pediatric AIDS and the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Grace is part of a running club and Pax Christi, a Catholic organization.  Grace is an avid runner and likes to spend time writing articles in her blog while training for a half-marathon.  She plans to use her degrees to become an actuary. Additionally, Grace would like to spend time volunteering as a cross-country and track coach for a local high school. 

Rebecca J. Brunelle Rebecca J. Brunelle lives in Holyoke, MA and is daughter of John and Deborah Brunelle. She has two siblings, John and Samantha. She is a graduate of Holyoke High School and is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  In high school, she was Class President, on the Honor Roll, a member of the Student Government, Business Club, Varsity Cheerleading and Golf Team. Additionally, Rebecca was in the high school musical productions for two years.  In college, she is majoring in Speech Pathology in the School of Communication Disorders.  She belongs to the Communication Disorders Club, volunteers for the TDS Center for Communication and Learning. At the TDS Center for Communication and Learning, Rebecca mentors children and young adults who have special education needs.  She has volunteered at Kate’s Kitchen where she helps feed the homeless. She also belongs to the Our Lady of Guadeloupe Christian Youth Organization and has volunteered to manage the snack bar during youth basketball games.  She loves animals and has recently started volunteering at the Dakin Humane Society to give animals a voice.  Rebecca plans to finish her Bachelor’s degree, pursue a Master’s Degree and become a Speech Language Pathologist for children and adults.  She loves helping people and enjoys watching the progress they make and knowing that she has helped make it happen. 

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2016 Grand Colleen

Sheila S.N. Fallon Meghan Ryan Past Grand Colleens 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 = 1961 1962 1963 = 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970

Kathleen T. O’Sullivan Mary Monaghan Maureen Murphy Geraldine Lawler Anne Burke Sheila McCormick Susan V. Hobert Francine Dillon Joan M. Riley Kathleen Kennedy Mary Ellen McGinty Margaret Shevlin Janet Kelly Una Petcen Deborah Kennedy Kathleen E. Welsh

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

Anne Marie O’Brien Nancy Rainville Sherry Lee McFadden Mary Ann Croke Martha M. Donohue Ann Marie Abel Patricia M. Dean Katherine M. Quirk Corinne Baker Patricia A. Long Ann P. Dean Patricia O’Connor Karen M. Barrett Alyssa V. Fitzpatrick Maureen Simonds Kerry Ann Moriarty

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 = 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

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Theresa M. Clark Ruth Ellen Allyn Anne Marie O’Connell Mary Deleva Christine T. Brill Candice McKenzie Heather Bresnahan Kara Elizabeth Shanahan Marikate Moriarty Shaena A. Smalley Mary Kate Cartier Kimberly Lyn Willis Abby Gordon Woods Abbey Louise McLaughlin Elizabeth Ann Cartier Kathleen C. Joyce

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Mary Kate Moynihan Sheila Maureen Murphy Carolyn Patricia McLain Katy Beth Brunelle Kim Erin Elliott Ashley M. Reidy Ashley R. Tucker Rosalyn C. Chesky Meaghan Leahy Brianna M. Fitz Brieanna M. Gresh Sheila S. Fallon Allyson K. Craven

= Denotes Deceased


2016 Bonnie Baker

Miss Congeniality Award

Madeleine A. Brunelle

For the colleens, Bonnie Baker was a mentor and friend. Her patience, as always, was without end. She organized the pageant, was an active volunteer. She consoled the nervous and brought them cheer. It is for all these reasons, her memory, we will hold dear. Madeleine A. Brunelle lives in South Hadley, MA and is the daughter of Lucien and Kathryn. She has 2 siblings, Tiffany and Evan. She is a graduate of South Hadley High School and is currently a senior at the Massachusetts  Maritime Academy.  In high school, she ran cross country and played lacrosse and basketball.  Madeleine was a member of the Culture Club and Students Making a Change Club (SMAC).  She was an Altar Server at Saint Patrick’s Church for 6 years and volunteered for the South Hadley Food Pantry for two years.   In college, she is majoring in Science and International Maritime Business.  She belongs to the Business Investment Club and the Multicultural Club.  She served a Sea Term aboard the USTS Kennedy where she trained in shipboard watch standing and maintenance, STCW classes and safety procedures.  She spent four weeks in an internship in Panama studying the country’s maritime functions and cultural aspects. Additionally, she has held an internship for BOC International in the Operations Department, where she trained in logistics of freight forwarding, auditing and editing reports, and learned Custom House Brokerage.  She plans to graduate from the Academy in June with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in International Maritime Business.  She hopes to work in Houston, Texas as a contract administrator for Crowley Maritime conducting vessel surveys and shipyard specifications.

Past Miss Congeniality Recipients 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Darlene Colthart Mary Murphy Mary Ellen O’Connor Kathleen Hogan Gina McKenna Muriel Judd Mary Beth Fujczak Louise Bevan Nancy Sullivan Eileen M. Bresnahan Maureen Herbert Mary Ann Shaughnessy Maria Louise Donohue Laura Shannon Katie Brady Beth Fitzgibbons June M. Golden Mary Frances Collamore Kathryn L. Knox Denise Sznicer

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Mary Deleva Linda A. Mansfield Erin Bresnahan Heather Bresnahan Mary-Jo Tyrell Kathleen Margaret Dow Shaena A. Smalley Mary Kate Cartier Jennifer Marie Wall Noel Serene Donnelly

The Bonnie Baker Miss Congeniality Award 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Maura Catherine O’Neill Katherine Susanne Gladu Kathleen G. Britton Alexandra M. Rigali Kara Anne Grenier Kate Cauley Sullivan

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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Amy Maureen Gaughan Nicole Christine Arnold Ashley M. Reidy Erin E. Carroll Rosalyn Curran Chesky Melissa Meon Maggie E. Kuntz Jessica S. Sweeney Hanna K. Homan Casey M. O’Connor


Past Presidents’ Salute to 2016 President

Michael T. Ahearn “May the nourishment of the earth be yours, May the clarity of light be yours, May the fluency of the ocean be yours, May the protection of the ancestors be yours”                                                     - Irish Blessing

Past Presidents = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

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William C. Lunney .........................‘52, ‘53 William P. Sullivan ........................ ‘54, ‘55 Jeremiah J. Lawler .............................. ‘56 Michael H. Moran ................................ ‘57 James F. Millane ................................. ‘58 Hon. Michael J. Donohue .................... ‘59 Thomas W. Padden ............................ ‘60 William G. Rogers ............................... ‘61 Daniel F. Moriarty ................................ ‘62 Daniel E. Tierney ................................. ‘63 William F. O’Brien ............................... ‘64 John J. Dillon ....................................... ‘65 James E. O’Leary ................................ ‘66 Dr. Francis M. Baker ........................... ‘67 Timothy J. Sullivan .............................. ‘68 Daniel J. Reynolds .............................. ‘69 Roger P. Donoghue ............................ ‘70 Bernard M. Lavelle .............................. ‘71 Patrick B. Bresnahan, III ..................... ‘72 Russell J. McNiff, Sr. .....................‘73, ‘92 Arthur F. Barrett .................................. ‘74 George Counter................................... ‘75 Atty. Maurice J. Ferriter ....................... ‘76 Dr. John E. McHugh ............................ ‘77 Roger Breen ........................................ ‘78 James R. Murphy ................................ ‘79 Joseph Paul ........................................ ‘80 Daniel J. McMahon ............................. ‘81 James M. Grady .................................. ‘82 John T. O’Neill ..................................... ‘83 Atty. Peter F. Brady ............................. ‘84 C. Fred Glidden ................................... ‘85 Joseph V. Gosselin, Jr. ....................... ‘86 Alan F. Cathro ..................................... ‘87 David B. Donoghue ............................. ‘88 Raymond H. Feyre .............................. ‘89 Atty. Frederick L. Sullivan.................... ‘90 James P. Meenaghan.......................... ‘91 Joseph F. Griffin .................................. ‘93

David W. Griffin ................................... ‘94 Atty. John Ferriter................................. ‘95 Michael O. Larkin ................................ ‘96 Lawrence M. Griffin ............................. ‘97 Jack O’Neill ......................................... ‘98 Patricia C. Devine ............................... ‘99 Barry J. Farrell ..................................... ‘00 Mark F. O’Brien ................................... ‘01 Gerald D. Healy ................................... ‘02 Roger J. Reidy, Jr. .............................. ‘03 Kenneth A. Collins ............................... ‘04 Mark A. Pijar......................................... ‘05 David J. O’Connor................................ ‘06 Kathleen M. Krisak............................... ‘07 Brian F. Moriarty................................... ‘08 Robert Kane......................................... ‘09 James M. Leahy................................... ‘10 Kathleen M. Lynch............................... ‘11 Russell J. McNiff, Jr............................. ‘12 Richard J. Dupuis................................. ‘13 Jane C. Chevalier................................. ‘14 Jacqueline L. Reardon......................... ‘15

= Denotes Deceased

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DANIEL E. TIERNEY 1998 GRAND MARSHAL

DAN’S MOST MEMORABLE ST. PAT’S QUOTES “HI THIS IS TIERNEEEEY” “LET’S HAVE FUN” “FLOATS & MUSIC MAKE A PARADE” “WE MAY LOSE MONEY ON THE FERRIS WHEEL BUT WE’LL MAKE IT UP ON THE MERRY GO ROUND” “365 DAYS TILL THE NEXT PARADE” “SORRY.. THE BATHROOM IS OUT OF ORDER”

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64th Annual Parade

2015

March 22, 2015

2015 Parade President

Jacqueline L. Reardon

2015 Grand Marshal

Raymond H. Feyre

2015 Rohan Award

John E. Henry

The big day arrived and brought with it cold temperatures and a breeze. True to the support of the many people that line the parade route, the 64th St. Patrick’s Parade of Holyoke marched through the streets of Holyoke. Spirits were high as the award recipients, marchers, floats and bands were greeted by enthusiastic crowds of people along the way. This year’s focus was based on our logo of God, Country, Heritage and Service. The logo is what brings our group together and builds strong relationships as those four words are the adhesive of our Committee. They are the building blocks of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke that was formed in 1952. Our Parade Marshal Raymond Feyre, a 41 year parade member, was the proud leader of this year’s parade. The Parade Marshal cannot always control the weather, but at least it was not snowing or raining. Our Grand Colleen Allyson K. Craven and her Court were greeted by the crowd and their friends with cheers and support. Our JFK Award recipient, John M. Maguire, CEO of Friendly’s Corporation and family were given a warm Holyoke welcome. They enjoyed all of the festivities they attended, especially Parade day. Dan Kane, our Citizenship recipient, enjoyed the day with his family. He is a man well known for providing his musical talents to help others. Our Committee Award recipients; John Henry, Rohan award, Sheila Moreau, O’Connell award and Peter Krisak, Gallivan award and families enjoyed the day and greeted all the well wishers along the Parade route. The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke is blessed to have so many diverse talents among the membership. It is those talents that make Parade weekend special. The memories of Parade weekend that I have shared with my family and my friends will be added to another chapter in my life. Thank you St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke for these memories, Jacqueline L. Reardon 2015 Parade President

2015 O’Connell Award

Sheila M. Moreau

2015 John F. Kennedy Award

John M. Maguire

2015 Gallivan Award

Peter T. Krisak

2015 Ambassador’s Award

Jean Butler

2015 Citizenship Award

Dan Kane

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2015 Grand Colleen

Allyson K. Craven


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1956

5th Annual Parade For eighty minutes 90,000 persons watched, 5,000 lionhearted marchers in thirty-two degree temperatures during the 1956 jubilation. Dr. Elmer J. Harrington officiated as Parade Marshal, while Jeremiah Lawler was Parade Chairman. Miss Mary Margaret Monaghan made a radiant Colleen aboard her special float and surrounded by the members of her court. Reverend Bishop Christopher J. Weldon again trouped proudly down the green painted streets of Holyoke and displayed the good-natured holiday spirit. Reverend Andrew Sullivan of Holy Rosary parish and Monsignor James J. Fitzgibbons of Sacred Heart flanked His Excellency.

1956 PARADE PRESIDENT

JEREMIAH J. LAWLER

Again the out-of-town participation was gratifying. A lovely float depicting “Three Symbols of Erin” was featured by the Kiwanis Club and much applause was given the entry of Our Lady of Providence Home for Children at Brightside.

GRAND MARSHAL

DR. ELMER J. HARRINGTON

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 PARADE Patti Devine GRAND MARSHAL

Grand Marshal with John Mansfield and Family PATRICIA CATHERINE DEVINE MAY YOUR WALK THROUGH THE STREETS OF HOLYOKE BE BRIGHT AND SUNNY IF IT IS NOT, REMEMBER WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE WEATHER

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 PARADE GRAND MARSHAL PATRICIA CATHERINE DEVINE MAY YOUR WALK THROUGH THE STREETS OF HOLYOKE BE BRIGHT AND SUNNY IF IT IS NOT, REMEMBER WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE WEATHER

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1966

15th Annual Parade The “first” annual Citizenship award dinner was held. The first non-irish citizen recognized for his outstanding support of the parade went to Mr. Leo J. Simard, Sr. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy received the National Award named in his brother’s honor. With the temperatures in the low 50’s and the Mummers strumming away, close to 150,000 viewers turned out to greet Attorney Joseph J. Kelly as he marshaled his parade over High Street. Mr. Timothy J. Sullivan, Rohan Award Winner, and Attorney Maurice J. Ferriter, O’Connell Award Winner were recognized for their efforts on behalf of the parade committee. Miss Margaret Shevlin, was crowned colleen at the Schine Inn in Chicopee, and reigned over the finest parade the city had ever seen.

1966 PARADE PRESIDENT

JAMES E. O’LEARY

GRAND MARSHAL

ATTY. JOSEPH J. KELLY

JOHN F. KENNEDY AWARD

HON. EDWARD M. KENNEDY

ROHAN AWARD

TIMOTHY J. SULLIVAN

1966 GRAND COLLEEN

MARGARET SHEVLIN

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1976

25th Annual Parade “Violent Weather Disrupts Parade” was the headline of the Holyoke Transcript describing the 25th Anniversary Parade. Heavy rain, high winds, and the National Weather Service’s issuance of a tornado watch for the Connecticut Valley caused Parade coordinator “Pop” Coughlin and the police department to cut short the parade. Even though the parade was officially halted for the first time midway through the gala event, the majority of the bands, floats, and marching contingents kept coming until they had completed the parade route.

1976 Parade President ATTY. MAURICE J. FERRITER

Grand Marshal RICHARD J. MURPHY

World renowned Attorney Edward Bennett Williams was honored as the John F. Kennedy Award Recipient for the Silver Anniversary Parade. Grand Marshal Richard J. Murphy led the other Distinguished Award recipients, Louis J. Ryback, Citizenship Award; Matthew Doherty, Rohan Award; Edward J. Sears, O’Connell Award; and Phillip L. Sullivan, Gallivan Award; down the route. Colleen Ann Marie Abel and her Court looked beautiful as they rode along the parade route on their rose garden float.

John F. Kennedy Award ATTY. EDWARD BENNETT WILLIAMS

1976 Grand Colleen ANN MARIE ABEL

Rohan Award MATTHEW DOHERTY

O’Connell Award EDWARD J. SEARS

Premier Road Runner, Bill Rogers, won the Inaugural St. Patrick’s Road Race.

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2015 Grand Colleen Reflection Welcome to distinguished guests, friends and family, and past, present, and future Colleens…. It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting back there in the waiting room, nervously wondering what the question would be, and seriously hoping that I would not stumble across the floor or trip up the stairs as I made my grand entrance. My dad kept asking me if I was okay, but really, I think he was trying to convince himself that he was okay. Regardless, he did a great job of hiding whatever nerves he was feeling, so I’d like to make a shout out to my dad for being my escort, my piece of mind, and my rock backstage. That meant the world to me. And to all of you here tonight that are supporting these five amazing young women, please know that your presence alone means more to them than you could possibly imagine. The rest of that night seems a blur. From the excitement of being on stage and hearing my name called, to the stock-star cheers I heard from my crazy family, to the smiles and hugs I received from friends and family, to the numbers Facebook friend requests I had received from former Colleens, it was quite evident to me that I had suddenly become a part of something much bigger than I could ever have envisioned. I had become a part of this wonderful extended family that values, honors, and celebrates Irish heritage and tradition. Although I grew up in South Hadley, I was already well aware of the importance of St. Patrick’s Day in Holyoke. My roots are in Holyoke, dating from my parents who were born and raised, all the way to my great-great grandparents immigrating from County Mayo way back when. As a small child, my mom would drive along Northampton Street in from of Metcalfe School, and point out the spot where her family watched the parade each year. And my dad would always point out his spot across from Crosier Field where he would enjoy the parade in high school and college. It’s funny, because even my very Polish grandparents would also brag to me about how after the parade, they would throw celebrations that lasted well into the night. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been sitting with my extended family across from Holyoke High School each year to watch the parade. Whether it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or sitting in the sun so that only one side of my face burns, the Craven family represents each year. Back then, I couldn’t wait for the Colleens to ride by, because I genuinely grouped them in the “princess” category. I saw their beautiful dresses, fur coats, tiaras, and flowers and just assumed they were princesses. As I grew older, I began to realize that colleens were more than princesses and that the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holyoke help a much deeper meaning. I learned that Colleens were more than their tiara and gown. They are poised, intelligent, focused, and caring individuals who represent the heritage of the past and the future of this tradition. And to me, the parade has become a thread that, as it winds its way through the streets of the city, bind together people of all ages, races, religions and cultures. And for this one weekend, it is amazing to see such a diverse community of people forget what is different about us and celebrate Irish heritage together. I was so proud to become a part of this enormous tradition but little did I know that night just how much of a whirlwind Green Season could be. Throughout Green Season my fellow Colleens and I were treated with so much kindness, I honestly don’t know if we’ll ever be able to return it all. Together, we attended events, as we watched Irish dancer, ate corned beef and cabbage, sang the Irish National Anthem, listed to incredible speakers and award winners, painted shamrocks on the streets of Holyoke, held the finish line tape for the road race, danced with the Mummers, road on the float, at breakfast at the Yankee Peddler, sang the Unicorn Song, and ate hot dogs at Nick’s Nest. Throughout all of these events, it was obvious to me, that although some events last only a few hours, there was plenty of behind the scenes preparation and planning that went into each event, and the number of volunteers who made it all happen is inspiring What I will personally remember most is the day we visited both the elementary school children and the veterans at the Soldiers home in the same day. As we visited the veterans, I could see a sparkle in their eyes as they smiled and posed for pictures with us. I saw the same sparkle in the eyes of the children as we visited their schools, and it occurred to me that we were honoring the past as well as inspiring the future. And so tonight, I am honored to be part of the celebration of these five incredible young women. I am thankful to be accepted into the former colleen Sisterhood, and I am excited to continue to welcome more amazing young women each year. I encourage all of the families to participate in the festivities to truly appreciate the care and thoughtfulness that goes into each one and every of them. I’m so blessed and humbled to have been the 2015 Holyoke Grand Colleen, but even more thankful for the people that have made this a true life fairytale. Kathy Dulchinos, there is no way I would have been able to make every event on time without your kind reminders. My sash would’ve been constantly falling off without your perfect pinning skills. Your everlasting support and love for all of us Colleens is truly admired and appreciated more than you’ll ever know. George Dulchinos, thank you for all of your wisdom and the conversations that we shared. You never failed to make me laugh. To the Parade Committee, you have made this experience possible and that in itself means the world to me. I had the trip of a lifetime exploring Ireland and although the landscape was beautiful, I especially was able to appreciate the importance of keeping the traditions of Irish heritage alive. every last detail you planned for all of these events certainly does not go unnoticed. And my fellow Colleens, Shannon, your laugh never fails to make me join in. Grace, your poise and smile put me at ease from the very first moment I met you. Hannah, I’m so happy that we were able to go trough this experience together, as old friends and Colleen sisters. Casey, your presence in itself is more than enough to brighten any room or conversation. You four have made this ride all the better. It wouldn’t have been the same without any of you and I can’t wait to see where our friendship goes in the future. And to my family Grandmother and Grandmother, you guys never fail to amaze me. I see the world in a better light because of you two. And I thank you for teaching me the importance of embracing heritage of both my parents. My brother Nolan, you’ve taught me that nothing is ever too important to pause and play legos every once in awhile. I can’t wait to see the young man you grow to be. My sister, Steph, you’ve taught me that a little (or a lot) of humor goes a long way, and that the best thing you can do for a person is listen. My twin B, I am a more confident person because of you. Your willingness to be yourself is so commendable and I cannot be more proud to be your other half. Mom and Dad, I couldn’t have asked for a better set of role models. You’ve taught me about perspective, and that unconditional love is the key to happiness. I’d like to end by reciting a quote that I once heard. It say, “Tradition does not mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive.” I have been truly honored to be a part of keeping this flame alive and know that it will continue to burn brightly for many, many years to come.

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THE SIGN CARRIERS COMMITTEE would Like to thank Mrs. Mitchell for the Sandwiches she provided for the Kids; also thanks to Lynn Bolton From Friendly’s for the Ice Cream Cone gift cards; and thank you Marion Tierney for the snacks In memory of our beloved Dan Tierney

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35th Annual Parade The Sun Shines Over Holyoke – 1986

1986 Parade President Joseph V. Gosselin

A near-record crowd gathered under sunny skies Sunday to celebrate the city’s 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Parade officials said that more than 300,000 people lined the streets to watch the three mile, four hour parade; the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the country. Forty floats – including a model of the space shuttle “Challenger,” the Statue of Liberty and a giant Ronald McDonald – and 15,000 marchers from throughout the Northeast provided effective drawing cards for the crowd. Dignitaries, including Governor Michael S. Dukakis, (MA), Governor William O’Neill, (CT), and Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, smiled and waved to the crowd as they marched slowly by. The thirty-fifth annual parade could not have had a finer group of award recipients. Everyone applauded enthusiastically as Grand Marshal, The Most Reverend Leo E. O’Neil, Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield led the large contingent of marchers. All of the above pictured individuals were recognized by president, Joseph Gosselin and the parade Committee for their contributions of time and effort to the Greater Holyoke Communities and the St. Patrick’s Parade Festivities.

1986 Grand Marshal Auxiliary Bishop Leo E. O’Neil

1986 Rohan Award Thomas P. McGarry

1986 John F. Kennedy Award Governor William A. O’Neill of Connecticut

1986 O’Connell Award Robert J. Rohan

1986 Citizenship Award Leo W. Simard

1986 Grand Colleen Kerry Ann Moriarty

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1986 Gallivan Award Gerald D. Healy


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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Northampton St. Patrick’s Association Congratulations to Patrick Diggins - 2016 Marshal and Brenda and Jim Ryan Joan Brennan Award Recipient

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In Memoriam

Maureen O’Hara

Judge Ann M. Gibbons

Kara E. Shanahan

Daniel E. Tierney

Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr

Susan V. Hobert Tremble

William L. Putnam

Sheila McCormick Arsenault

Del Barabani

We hold a special place in our hearts for those members who, in the years before us, have guided this committee with vision, dedication, and determination. These remarkable men and women have led a path for us, that today is continuing to strengthen and honor our Irish community. We honor the memory of those that have traveled this road before us. We honor those St. Patrick’s Committee members that have been taken from us since our last Parade.

Those we hold most dear, never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared, and the love they brought into our lives.

In Memory Of:

With Love From:

Ann Gibbons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Mutch Bonnie J. Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Francis M. Baker Gertrude and Edward Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Ryan Krisak Gertrude and Edward Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . From their grandchildren Joseph Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Ryan Krisak Lester Laflamme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Laflamme Raymond J. Feyre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Feyre Family Shaun P. Bresnahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Feyre Family Ellen and Frank Lynch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art, Mary, Mary Ellen and Maureen Judy Bellerose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Poulin Kara Shanahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Poulin Mike and Peg Seward . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pratts, Brills, Fourniers and Parenteaus Roland and Jenny Pratt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Pratt Family Walter J. Reardon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline L. Reardon and Family Mary Shanahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Shanahan Family Alphonse P. & Mary Venskus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Venskus Family Paul Bryan Venskus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Venskus Family 47


2016 Members

of the St. Patricks’ Committee of Holyoke, Inc. Michael T. Ahearn Sheila Arsenault Donald Ashe Michael Ashe Francine Babachicos Christopher Bail Ann Bain Francis Baker Kelsey Baran John P. Barrett David M. Bartley David K. Bartley John R. Beaulieu Barbara Bernard Ann Marie Abel Bivans Doug Bowan Peter F. Brady Connor Brennan Michael Brennan Patrick B. Bresnahan, III Terry Bresnahan Christine Brill Katy Brunelle Timothy Burns Christine Cahillane Michael Cahillane Bob Cameron Nancy Caplette Dan Carey Mary Kate Cartier Elizabeth Cartier Karen Casey Maurice Casey Alan Cathro Rosalyn Chesky Jane Chevalier Joyce Chretien Amie Chrzanowski Michael Clark Kenneth Collins Melissa Cooney Jen Cooper Michael Corduff Brian Corridan Larry Costello Allyson Craven Geraldine Crowley James A. Curran Scott Curran Dr. William J. Dean, Jr. Catherine Delano Donald R. Delano Cynthia Desroches Janet Desrosiers Patricia C. Devine

William Dinn, Jr. Robert Dixon Brian Donoghue David B. Donoghue Roger Donoghue Dr. Robert J. Donohue Sue Doran Kerry Ann Dowd Catherine Dower John Driscoll Ruth Allyn Driscoll Tim Driscoll Patricia Duffy Kathryn M. Dulchinos Hayley Dunn Martin J. Dunn Richard J. Dupuis William J. Egan Kim Elliot Ruth Epstein Sheila Fallon Barry Farrell James Farrell John J. Ferriter Maurice J. Ferriter Brynn Feyre Raymond H. Feyre Brianna Fitz Alyssa Fitzpatrick Michael Flynn Barbara Foley Karen Fontaine Coreen Foote Mary Ann Frawley Kathryn Gallivan Charles F. Glidden David W. Glidden Michael Gordon Joseph Gosselin Maureen Gosselin Sheila Gould Christina Grass Robert R. Grenier Brianna Gresh David W. Griffin George E. Griffin Joseph F. Griffin, III Lawrence M.Griffin Michael Griffin Thomas G. Griffin Shaena Smalley-Gubala Patricia M. Hall David Healey Gerald D. Healy Daniel Hebb

Tracy Hebb Katherine Hebert Ann Marie Hegy Theresa Helein John Henry Peter Hogan Susan Howard Don Humason Maura Hurley Kim Izquierdo Kathleen C. Joyce Marc Joyce Stephanie Joyce Dan Kane Francis M. Kane John E. Kane Meghan Kane Michael F. Kane Heather Kies Fredrick King, Jr. Matthew Kisiel Michael Knapik Kathleen M. Krisak Peter Krisak Barbara LaFlamme Mary Lamontagne Peter H. Lappin Elizabeth Larivee Ann Marie Larkham Chris Mills Larkin Michael Larkin Dan Larrow Bernard M. Lavelle James M. Leahy Mary Ellen Leahy Meaghan Leahy Nancy Lech Joseph Lobello Thomas Leonard Ann Lowe Paul D. Lunney Rev. William Lunney Kathleen M. Lynch Marikate Lynch Mary M. Lynch Duncan Mackiewicz John Maguire Abby Woods Mahoney Maureen Malachowski Chris Mannix David Mansfield John Mansfield Martha Manzi Ben Marcus Mary Jane Mathers

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Dan McCavik Matthew McDonough Cathy McEvady Maureen McEvady Brenna Murphy McGee Todd McGee Stephen J. McGirr Joseph McGiverin Kelly McGiverin Candice McKenzie Edward McLeavy Sherry Lee McLeavy Heather McMahon Margaret McMahon James McNiff Patricia McNiff Russell J. McNiff, Sr. Russell J. McNiff, Jr. James J. McVey James Meenaghan Patricia Mertes Joan Micka Una Miller Thomas Mooney Rita Moore Shelia Moreau Michael Moriarty Thomas Moriarty Jennifer Morrison Joseph Morrison Mayor Alex B. Morse Donald Moynihan Mary Kate Moynihan Tessa Murphy Romboletti Sara Mutch Alyssa Nangle Cong. Richard Neal Timothy Nelson Anne Newman Julio Nozzolillo Mark F. O’Brien Dr. Robert J. O’Brien Mary Deleva O’Connell Brian O’ Connor Casey O’Connor Mike O’Connor David J. O’Connor Allison Bartlett O’Donald Arthur J. O’Donald, III Timothy A. O’Grady Eileen O’Leary Sullivan Dan O’Reilly Cong. John Olver Patrick O’Neill Kathleen O’Sullivan

Joseph Paul Mark Pijar Hank Porten Suzanne Poulin Jennifer Provost Paul Prunier William Quesnal Jacqueline L. Reardon Roger Reidy, Jr. Ashley Reidy Deborah Kennedy Rickless Patricia Robinson Barbara Rogers Francis E. Rogers Peter Rosskothen Brenna Ryan Sr. Joan Ryziewicz Corinne Sawyer Abigail Scanlon Deborah Schaier Todd Schaier Jonathan Shaink Christopher Seeley Sr. Mary Shea SSJ Devin Sheehan Paul Soja Anthony Soto Peter J. Stewart Rev. Francis X. Sullivan Fred L. Sullivan Marion Tierney Michael F. Tierney John Thompson Alan Tardy Carmello Torres Ashley Tucker Aaron Vega Al Venskus Sarah Wallace Joseph Weisse Kathleen Welch James Wildman Kimberly Willis Michael Wolohan Christine Zajac Steve Zavisza Carolyn Zupnik Michael Zwirko


The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Informal group photo of the 2016 St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke taken at the Wherehouse, January 2016

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2015 Colleen Gathering

Madam President

2015 Colleens

Speaking to the Colleens

“We know how to party”

Del hard at work

“And we know how to dance”

Joyce making sure Dan has his sash

A future Irish dancer

“And we are family”

A pinning for best wishes

Everybody sing!

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2015 Road Race

The Cyclonauts are coming to town Kelly & Jim Sullivan

Sue, Larry, Kara & Mike

Ask us! It is possible!

Maureen Grenier surrounded by Mr. & Mrs. Gary Enright

Standing room only

Here come the Mummers!

Making it look easy is Paul Payer Focusing through music!

First place female finisher

Tierney family with Archie & Jacki

Yes! We will run next year!

Yellow Jackets “conquer�

Mr. Bill Rogers at the podium

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Colleens leading the march

Even a little rain won’t stop us

Kelly, Lucas & Moe

Colleens participating with the Kids Fun Run

A sprint to the finish line She’s ready for the adult race

We really did run the adult race

Mr. & Mrs Doug Bowen and John Maguire

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Mr. & Mrs. Michael Larkin

Best dressed runner

Once a Holyoker....Always a Holyoker Terry O’Conner & his beautiful family


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Blessings 2016 Parade Chaplain Fr. William H. Lunney THE MARCH GOES ON!

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Congratulations, Northampton! Mike Ahearn

Hamp’s 1st President of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke in its 65-year History

Patrick Diggins Marshal

Jim & Brenda Ryan

Brennan Award Winners

Susan Doran

Holyoke Parade Committee’s Gallivan Award Winner

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2015 Bishops Mass

Bishop Rozanski

A lofty view

Picture Perfect

Sue & Raymond Feyre

Peter Brady & Barbara Bernard

Kathy & Peter Krisak

Our wonderful Priests

The Pope Of Holyoke, Father Sullivan

Rev. Mr. Wendell N. Pennell

Bishop Rozanski and JFK award recipient John Maguire

Grand Colleen & her court

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2015 JFK Reception

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Gary & Grace

A Grand Entrance

A proud Mom

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John Maguire accepting his plaque

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Congratulations Grand Marshal Patricia C. Devine

Thank you for the wonderful memories! Ray and Susan Feyre and Family

Jack Neill of Woodstock, CT (formerly of Holyoke) has been playing the bagpipes on my front yard lawn (168 Homestead Avenue) for the past twenty years on Road Race Day. Jack’s music and commitment to the race and Holyoke serves as great motivation for the runners to finish the race. I want to acknowledge Jack for his musical talent and support of all of the runners!

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2015 Ambassador’s Breakfast

Colleens with Jean Butler

Play that funky music!

Parade President with Jean Butler

Joan & friends

Gerry telling a story

Jean Butler with her family

A lovely group of dancers

A fine group of leaders

Enjoying a fine breakfast

Grand Marshal Raymond Feyre & wife Sue Feyre with Congressman Richard Neal

A great MC speaker, Mike Knapik

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Attorney General Maura Healey

A word from our sponsor


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Congratulations Sheila Moreau!!

Thank you for your service to our country.

2014 President Jane Chevalier with “Tartan Up” Kara Shanahan

Happiest day of the year is Parade day!!

2015 Parade President Jacki Reardon with her wonderful family

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2015 Parade

James Curran driving the parade route

Honorable Sheriff Michael J. Ashe

Billy Shanahan getting ready to start some Irish dancing

Kathy & Peter Krisak.. Congrats!

John M. Maguire & amazing family

“And the beat marches on!

Great parade day for the little guy! Keep on Singing Dan Kane.. Congrats!

A great day John Henry and family

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Party After The Parade

Katie Brunelle & Chris Larkin Jacki Reardon is serenaded by former presidents

Jacki & Our Grand Colleen

Brian Donoghue thinks Jim Wildman is hysterical

The snow birds will be together in 2017

Joe, Gail and Al ‘Hamp HITS!

Tessa, Mike & Brynn

Celebrating the last event of the season Marketing Meeting Committee members having a great night!!

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Betty Larrivee explaining how to win a raffle


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45th Annual Parade 1996

THE WEATHER TRULY REFLECTED “THE LUCK OF THE IRISH” The 45th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade, held on a particularly magnificent and splendidly sunny March 17th, was brought to life by the warmth and love of the throngs of people lining the processional route. Fran Baker was proud to follow in the footsteps of his father as the Grand Marshal. Fran led thousands in the parade which featured nineteen floats, thirty-three marching bands, including three Mummer units from Philadelphia, and the usual grand contingent of Shriners. The Colleens of five communities, including the Grand Colleen Shaena A. Smalley rode proudly on floats built especially for them. Perhaps Robert Stack, the JFK National Award recipient, and his lovely wife Rosemarie left the city a little tired, but they certainly felt buoyed by the love shown by the people of Holyoke. During their four days in Western Massachusetts, Bob and Rosemarie enthusiastically sought the numerous hands of friendship extended to them during their stay. Milton Bradley’s CEO George Ditomassi, the Ambassador’s Award recipient and a native of Holyoke, along with his wife Michele had anticipated such a great time that Milton Bradley brought their Waterford, Ireland plant manager to Holyoke for the weekend. Mary Lynch, the Rohan Award recipient; Jack ONeil, the O’Connell Award recipient; and Ken Collins, the Gallivan Award recipient were all warmly greeted by the people along the parade route.

1996 Parade President Michael O. Larkin

1996 Grand Marshal Dr. Francis M. Baker

1996 John F. Kennedy Award Robert L.Stack

Parade president Mike Larkin and his wife, Christine, had a tumultuous but rewarding year that culminated with the parade. This successful parade was a credit to the efforts of many dedicated committee members and also to the love and support of the entire community.

1996 Rohan Award Mary M. Lynch

1996 Ambassador’s Award George R. Ditomassi

1996 Gallivan Award Kenneth Collins

1996 O’Connell Award Jack O’Neill

1996 Grand Colleen Shaena A. Smalley

1996 Citizenship Award Congressman John Olver

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55th Annual Parade

2006

March 19, 2006

2006 Parade President

David J. O’Connor

2006 Grand Marshal

2006 Rohan Award

Frederick L. Sullivan, Esq.

Richard J. Dupuis

2006 O’Connell Award

2006 Gallivan Award

Roger Reidy

Peter J. Stewart

March 19, 2006 marked the 55th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It was a brisk day to say the least, one of the coldest I can remember. But as is the tradition with this grand celebration in Holyoke, the people came out and lined the parade route to celebrate, view, and cheer the parade. The parade was the “longest on air” television broadcast we have ever had, yet it moved swiftly down the street. More than 45 marching bands participated and we had a combination of 50 floats – which are judged and “float floats” which are your not so ordinary wheeled vehicles – in the parade, the most we have ever had. The grand prize float winner, the Westfield Colleen Float, scored a perfect 300 – the first time we ever had a perfect score. The 2006 parade was led by our Grand Marshal, Fred Sullivan, his wife Judy, and their family. Our Grand Colleen, Katy Brunelle, and her court sat proudly atop the Holyoke Grand Colleen float and joyfully greeted all the onlookers with the famous colleen wave. Our JFK National Award Winner, Thomas Ridge, was unable to be with us parade day due to a previous speaking engagement in Australia. He did, however, proudly wear his tartan tie at 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning on his way to the airport. David Kelly, our Ambassador Award recipient, direct from Dublin, said “It truly was the grandest parade I have ever seen”. Holyoke award winners Hank Porten, Rich Dupuis, Roger Reidy, and Peter Stewart all proudly marched with family and friends, some marched several times, through the streets of Holyoke greeting all as they went. All of the equally as proud out-of-town marshals, Colleens, and award recipients, came to proudly march in Holyoke on the day when Western Mass comes to Holyoke to celebrate. The 2006 parade season was an extremely successful one due to the hard work and perseverance of all committee members involved. From those on the awards selection committees, to the chairs of individual events, to the marketing committee who did a tremendous job bringing in the money to put on our parade, all worked hand in hand. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making this a year I will never forget.

2006 John F. Kennedy Award

2006 Ambassador’s Award

2006 Citizenship Award

2006 Grand Colleen

Thomas J. Ridge

David Blake Kelly

Hank J. Porten

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From One Grand Marshal to another, enjoy your march Patti Devine! 2014 Marshal Roger and Marie Donoghue

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Sheriff Mike & Barbara Ashe and Family

The Program Book Committee Salutes our 2016 Parade President Mike Ahearn and fondly remembers Kara Shanahan. We will forever “Tartan Up”! 101


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2015 Memorial Mass and Reception

Patti Devine & Mike Ahearn

Brian Corridan & Michael Moriarty

“We are always this cute” DJ O’Connor & Patti Devine

Allyson Craven & Emma Tisdale

A beautiful & spiritual display of the altar

2016 Grand Marshal Patti Devine with “The gentlemen in green”

Tim O’Grady, Jacki Reardon & Patti Devine

Father Lunney photo bombing Emma Tisdale & the wonderful Barbara Bernard

Tartan Ladies looking beautiful

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The Blessed Sacrament Community would like to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day ! Rev. Robert A. Gentile, Jr., Pastor Rev. John Hurley, Parochial Vicar E-mail: Frgentilejr@comcast.net or E-mail: Connery1959@gmail.com Rectory Office E-mail: blsachol@comcast.net 1945 Northampton Street, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040 ~ 413-532-0713

Mrs. Anne L. O’Connor ~ Principal E-mail: AOConnor14@comcast.net or School Office E-mail: officebss@comcast.net Parish/School Website www.blessedsacramentholyoke.org 21 Westfield Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040 ~ 413-536-2236

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Natalie P. Mako

Mackenzie R. Sullivan

Emily J. Roberts

Michelle R. Whalen

Alyssa C. Hurley

Meghan E. Ginley

Rebecca J. Leary

Shannon Mitchell

Haley Asselin

May the Strength of God guide us. May the Power of God preserve us. May the Wisdom of God instruct us. May the Hand of God protect us. May the Way of God direct us. May the Shield of God defend us. May the Angels of God guard us. - Against the snares of the evil one. May Christ be with us! May Christ be before us! May Christ be in us, Christ be over all!

Stephanie A. Craven

Keeley Guenther

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Lindsay Coner

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Colleen Contest 2016

Encouraging the future colleens

Barbara Griffin & Kathy Tobin

2016 Colleen finalists

Kathy Krisak assisted by her niece

Two of the best - Barbara and Jacki

Colleen Coordinator Kathy Dulchinos

Parade President Michael T. Ahearn

2016 Colleen Contestants

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Congratulations to our 2016 Grand Marshal

Patricia C. Devine 1987 - First Elected Female Member, St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc. 1999 - First Female President, St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc. 2001 - Thomas F. Rohan Award Recipient, St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                   

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Love, Mary and Art

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2016 Marshal’s Reception

Patti Devine & Raymond Feyre Patti Devine enjoying stories of the past

Father Lunney offers a “divine” blessing

Is the MIC on?

Brian Corridan & Marion Tierney

A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART

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Patti Devine & Fran Kane

Great friends!! Patti Devine & Barbara Bernard

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2016 Awards Dinner

Grandpa & Gabrielle

Father Lunney

Joe shares his stories

Senator Don Humason

Thinking of golf season already

Some of Marc’s out of town guests

Melissa, Roger, Gradie & Rowan Barstow

Proud brother of Marc Joyce

Team Wildman

The Voice! Sheila Moreau

Our great greeters, Ann Lowe & Jacki Reardon

Jim Wildman Rep. Vega’s words of wisdom Pre-flower presentation

MC Karen Casey

All speeches should be brief

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2016 Colleens

Ireland Parish band


2016 Awards Dinner

Dinn Bros. Inc. Marc Joyce & Mike Ahearn

Jim Wildman & Mike Ahearn

Marc Joyce Jim asking for more yellow jackets ‘Hamp Representatives

“Mayor for the day”

Sue Doran.. Saying thanks

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Happy 25th Anniversary CHRISTINE T. BRILL 1991 Grand Colleen

Love Bob, Ayslin & Noiel

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2015 Grand Colleen Ally Craven Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi Mi

And the 2016 Colleen is...!

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2016 Coronation

“I wish it was still my year�

Maddie Brunelle with Parade President Ahearn

John Brunelle with his daughter Rebecca

Distinguished young women

Our Grand Marshal congratulates our Grand Colleen

Angela Foley and her lucky Grandpa John A proud Jim Lavelle with his Grace

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Glen Ryan has a memorable walk with daughter Meghan


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West Springfield St. Patrick’s Committee....30

Rucki and Sons Tire Company

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Joyce Family ……………………..……......11

Dupuis Family ………………………….....26

Agawam Parade Committee ………….......82

Taylor Rental of Holyoke ………………....77

Parade Lady Friends .................................113

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Westfield State University .........................104

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Holyoke City Council ………………….....73

Caron, Beverly M. …………………….......76

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Sisters of Providence ………………….......44

LaJustice Printing Company, Inc. ……......59

Edaron Inc. ……………………………......42

American Legion Post 325 ……………......82

The Loomis Communities …………….....94

Peoples United Bank ................................104

Holyoke Community College ………….....62

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Holyoke Gas & Electric Department …....93

Chicopee St. Patrick’s Committee …….....88

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Pioneer Wealth Advisors ………………....32

Holyoke Housing Authority ……………..42

Clayton, Martin J. Insurance Agency ….....44

Williamson’s Clothier ………………….....64

Sons of Erin …………………………….....81

Mass Surgical Supply, LLC .........................41

Ferriter & Ferriter ……………………..........3

Bajwa, Mohammad Saleem MD ………...74

The Wherehouse? …… Inside Front Cover

Pope Francis High School ........................100

Holyoke Liquor Mart …………………......78

Clinton, David MD …………………….....40

Wistariahurst Museum ……………….......86

Springfield St. Patrick’s Committee ….......86

Mater Dolorosa School ............................108

Feyre Family ……………………………....64

Bartley, David …………………………......46

Tierney Family ………………………….....22

Providence Place ……………………….....76

Holyoke Lodge of Elks# 902 ……………..43

College Formals & Bridal Boutique ….......46

Goggin’s Real Estate ………………….......56

St. Jerome Parish ……………………….....55

McNamara, Martha ……………………....75

Quinn’s Fine Jewelry ………………… .....74

Bartley Family ………………………….....43

Tighe and Bond …………………………...16

Goss & McLain Insurance Agency …….....76

Holyoke Mall at Ingleside ………………..70

Commonwealth Packaging …………..... .. 9

R & R Variety ...............................................79

St. Patrick’s Church …………………….....41

Mel’s Restaurant ……………………….....73

Greater Easthampton Parade Committee....29

Beaulieu, Romeo & Sons ……………........36

United Site Services ……………………....38

Reidy Heating & Cooling, Inc. ..................116

Holyoke Medical Center ……………….....66

Commonwealth Registry of Nurses ……..28

Hass Electric ……..……………………......45

Stop & Shop ……………………………....90

Mengel-Dafonte Auto Body, Inc. …….......34

Road Race Committee ………………….....51

Big E …………………………………….....91

Valet Park of America …………………......95

Hamel’s Summit View …………………....32

Holyoke School Committee ……………..92

Davignon, Charles J. Real Estate …….......32

Ross Insurance Agency, Inc. .........................6

Suez/United Water ……………………......60

Mountainview Landscapes ……………....36

Big Y .................................... Inside Back Cover

Valley Health Systems …………………....67

Humason, Senator Don ……………….....92

D.E. Bourque & Sons Inc. …………….......38

Suffolk Tailors …………………………......79

Mount Holyoke College ……………….....36

Blessed Sacrament Parish .........................105

Valley Opportunity Council ……………...44

Irish Cultural Center ………………….......85

Dinn Bros. ………………………………....24

Sullivan Family ………………………........72

Nick’s Nest ...................................................74

Brad Matthew Jewelers ……………….......84

Vega, State Representative Aaron ……......90

Jim’s Auto Center ……………………........40

Donoghue Family ………………………...98

Sullivan, Keating & Moran Insurance ........77

Northampton St. Patrick’s Association .. ..46

Bresnahan Insurance Agency, Inc. …….....54

Victory Theater …………………………....70

John Boyle O’Reilly Club ……………........40

Doran Family ………………………….......37

Highland Hardware Simpson Signs

120


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