Electeds Serve Breakfast Before St. Pat’s Parade

(l-r) Lewis Goldstein; Bob Nolan; Thomas Messina; Gjonaj, grand marshals Joseph Crowley, Margaret McKeegan and Sr. Teresa Brito; Distric Attorney Darcel Clark; Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; James McQuade and Joseph McManus.
Photo by Laura Stone

Prior to this year’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, local elected officials attended a Mass on Sunday, March 10 and afterwards served breakfast in Fr. Albert Hall of St. Benedict’s Church.

(l-r) State Committee member Thomas Messina, District Attorney Darcel Clark and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto served up some delicious breakfast for guests.
Photo by Laura Stone

The breakfast is sponsored by James McQuade.

(l-r) James McQuade; Fr. Stephen Norton, St. Benedict’s Church pastor and Joseph McManus welcomed everyone to the pre-parade breakfast.
Photo by Laura Stone

This year’s grand marshals were former Congressman Joseph Crowley, Margaret ‘Peggy’ McKeegan and Sr. Teresa Barton; honorary grand marshals Barbara Archambault, Lee Baumann, Eugene Callan, William Corbett, Kevin Curran, Kevin Delaney, John Donovan, Miriam Donovan, John Geideman, Carolyn Gross-Kreidermaker, William Johnson, Matthew Kuhl, Terence Lorino, Michael Lynch, Diane ‘Dee’ McSwigin, Elizabeth ‘Lily’ Mullane, Michael Nash, Thomas O’Donnell, John O’Gara, Barbara Powers, John Powers, Arthur Reilly, Joseph Riordan, Elizabeth Roche, Lyn Scheuring, David Sheehan, Margaret Sullivan and Michael Sullivan were introduced at the time honored event.

Grand marshal Margaret McKeegan (c) celebrated with (l-r) her granddaughter Bridget McKeegan and her mom Karen, great-grandson Lucas Morra and his mom Margaret.
Photo by Laura Stone

James McQuade met with Lynn Koester, Throggs Neck Homeowners Association president.
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(l-r) Molly Delaney, Regan Frish, Robert and Charla Delaney were excited to attend.
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Marching for honorary grand marshal David Sheehan were Katie Madigan (l) and his wife Marie.
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Gabriel Serals patiently waited on line for breakfast.
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(l-r) Friends Allegra, Sofia, Eve and Evan Serals had fun prior to the parade.
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(l-r) James McQuade, Schuyler Hill Funeral Home and parade breakfast sponsor; Karin O’Connor, parade committee member and Councilman Mark Gjonaj were eager to serve breakfast.
Photo courtesy of Edmond Pryor

Gjonaj (c) met with Throggs Neck Benevolent Association’s Matthew O’Brien, Sheila Haney, Karin O’Connor and Chris Dalton during the celebration.
Photo courtesy of Edmond Pryor

Photo courtesy of Edmond Pryor

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