THANK YOU TO THE BRONX!
Thank you to Grand Marshals Agnes and Pat Lynch, and Monsignor John Graham as the Honored Clergy who led the 17th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and for their support of the Parade. The Parade Committee is grateful to have had such wonderful people lead the Parade!
Thank you to the families of the Honorary Grand Marshals who allowed us to recognize their loved ones for their accomplishments and contributions to the Bronx. Thank you to the families of Laura Casey D'Attore, Mary Finnegan, Theresa Flood, John "Onions" Gregory, John Halpin, Bill Heaney, Thomas Hines, John "Jack" Hepburn, Jerry Macchia, Dan Maloney, Donald McDonnell, Ron McKeegan, Joseph P. (“Joe”) Murray, Sr., Edward O'Connor, Michael “Mick” O’Donnell, Maurice "Mickey" Powers, Madeline Provenzano, John Scully, Grace Sullivan, Kitty Tarsnane, Martin Tighe, Bill Twomey, Cornelius Wallace, Eileen Walpole and Robert Zeiss.
Thank you to St. Benedict’s Church, Parish, ushers and Knights of Columbus for hosting us, and also to Father Norton and the Children's choir led by Anne Meyer, for once again starting the day with such a beautiful Mass that was concelebrated with Monsignor Graham.
Thank you to Jim McQuade and Schuyler Hill Funeral Home for underwriting the cost of the breakfast. The McQuade Family’s support of the Parade is so amazing, year after year.
Thank you to Manhattan Beer Distributors for their donation of the commemorative t-shirts, sponsorship banners and continued support of the Parade.
Thank you to Kevin Walsh for helping with the breakfast supplies and to the wonderful volunteers who once again served breakfast to hundreds after Mass. They don’t do it for the thanks, but we’d be lost without them! Thanks to Dan O’Connor, Robert “Beefman” Engel, Robert Johnson, Richard Dreler, Brendan Golden, Eileen Albin, Donna Callahan, Gina Guzman, Carol Cooper-Lyver, Katie O’Brien, Jamie Skrapits, Marge Tobin, Vicki Papp, Aidan O’Brien, Michael Crorkin, Leo Kibler Jr., John Tyrell, Owen Simpson, Andy and Chris O’Connor. Thank you to the Marina del Rey who prepared the food gratis, that was served at breakfast and a special thank you to Barrino’s Market.
Thank you to Katie O’Brien, Michael Crorkin, Leo Kibler, Jr., Owen Simpson and John Tyrell for hanging the Parade Sponsor banners at the Grand Stand – especially after all the hard work at breakfast!
Thank you to the sponsors, the elected officials, the families of the Grand Marshals and Honorary Grand Marshals, the bands, schools, organizations, businesses and other marchers, all of whom made the Parade so grand! We are proud to say 21 bands and over 50 groups joined the March this year. We appreciate your faith and support!
Thank you to Laurie Galioto, the Line of March Chairman, who helped guide the marchers, and for your tireless work on the journal and other important endeavors.
Thank you to Deputy Inspector James R. McGeown of the 45th Precinct, the officers of the 45th Precinct and all other precincts of the NYPD for their hard work to make sure everyone was safe during the Parade. We also want to thank 45th Precinct Community Affairs Officers Anne Marie Morrison and John Souhrada. Our thoughts and prayers are with former Community Affairs Officer Dan Cotter and his family during these trying times. We wish him all the best and thank him for being with us in the early years.
Thank you to the NYC Parks Department, and especially Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson for all of her help.
Thank you to Jim McQuade and Chris Dalton for their superb emceeing at the Reviewing Stand.
Thank you to Jim McQuade for providing the beautiful horse and carriage to carry our Honorees, and thanks also to the McGill Family of Chateau Stables for their contribution.
Thank you to Barbara Miller, our very gifted friend and seamstress who made the beautiful sashes for our Grand Marshals. Barbara, you are an expert at your craft and we appreciate your commitment – even long distance!
Thank you to Cate Behringer who created the lovely artwork for our Parade Journal cover and commemorative t-shirts.
Thank you to Peggy Vega and the local establishments and businesses who worked hard to sell the commemorative t-shirts.
Thank you to those who hung and then removed the Irish and American flags on East Tremont Avenue. It’s a tough job on a cold, rainy day! Thanks Joe Donovan, Joseph Donovan, James Donovan, Michael Crorkin, Willie Frano, Leo Kibler Jr., Aidan O’Brien, and the two John Tyrells (father & son). Your hard work makes a world of difference down the Avenue!
Thank you to the Donovan family for also supplying their convertible, and being the chauffeur.
Thank you to Joe Mondello of Wide Area Communications for your work with the sound system.
Thank you to Jerry Landi of Amuck Duck Productions for recording the day’s events for us.
Thank you to Derek Woods for his continued coverage of the parade, year after year.
Thank you to Seamus Carey, Kathy Gallagher and the staff of the Wicked Wolf for hosting the Parade Committee meetings week after week. Your hospitality is always appreciated.
Thank you to the thousands of people who lined the Parade Route to cheer on the marchers and provided an amazing atmosphere!
This Parade is always held the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day, rain or shine – so plan to join us again next year on Sunday, March 13, 2016. The spectators make the day fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a page in the journal, bought a t-shirt, and gave their time and energy to make the 17th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade so special!
Special thanks to the 2015
Platinum and Emerald Sponsors!
NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto
Brewski’s Bar & Grill
Joseph R. Byrne
The Coca-Cola Company
US Congressman Joseph Crowley
Ensign Engineering P.C.
The Frano Family
Manhattan Beer Distributors
Marina del Rey Caterers
The McCooey Family
The McQuade Family - Schuyler Hill Funeral Home
Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano
Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C.
The Wicked Wolf Restaurant
Patrick J. Wynne, Esq.
Connaughton’s Riverdale Steak House
Hepburn, Toolan and Maloney Families
The Hutch Metro Center – Joe Kelleher
The Powers Family
The Sullivan Family
As you can see, it took so many people to make this Parade a reality. We can’t possibly thank everyone by name, but we certainly appreciate the hard work and effort! This is a proud Bronx event and we are so pleased to be a part of this wonderful community.