Electeds Serve Breakfast Before St. Pat’s Parade

(l-r) Breakfast sponsor James McQuade, Schuyler Hill Funeral Home director; Public Advocate Letitia James; Thomas Messina, representing Congressman Joseph Crowley; Councilman James Vacca; Assemblyman Michael Benedetto; Senator Jeff Klein and John Marano, Community Board 10 first vice chairman.
Photo by Laura Stone

Prior to this year’s 19 annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, local elected officials attended a Mass on Sunday, March 12 and afterwards served breakfast in Fr. Albert Hall of St. Benedict’s Church.

Religious grand marshals Sr. Peggy Gannon (front, 4th from l), Sr. Betty McLaughlin (front, c) and Sr. Joan Marie O’Leary (front, 3rd from r) with members of Dominican Sisters of Sparkill.
Photo by Laura Stone

The breakfast is sponsored by James McQuade.

(l-r) Grand marshal Woods, religious grand marshal Sr. Gannon, Klein, religious grand marshal Sr. O’Leary and James McQuade enjoyed a hearty breakfast before the parade.
Photo by Laura Stone

This year’s grand marshal Derek Woods, religious grand marshals Sr. Joan Marie O’Leary, Sr. Peggy Gannon and Sr. Betty McLaughlin of the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill and the families of honorary grand marshals Margaret Albin; Patrick Boyle; Veronica Christensen; Mary Fitzsimons; Teresa Fitzsimons; Eleanor Kelly; Arleen Knapp; Mary McEnery; Jack Mullane; Jack O’Connor; Kathy O’Sullivan; John Quinn; Sal Randazzo; Dennis Raftery, Jr.; Daniel Smith; John Steel and Barbara Wynne were introduced at the time honored event.

(l-r) Grand marshal Woods, Sr. O’Leary, Klein, Sr. Peggy Gannon and James McQuade were ready to march in this year’s parade.
Photo courtesy of Senator Jeff Klein’s Office

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