Marching In 50th Annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Check out who will be marching in the state's second-largest parade 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Pearl River.

The 50th Annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade will begin Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. in Pearl River. The parade program is also attached to this article.

The parade is sponsored by the Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians.


We remember those whose time, effort and sacrifice provided the foundation for today’s event. The Rockland County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is extremely grateful for the foresight and courage of all those who came before us. They allowed us to share in Irish Pride and helped “Keep the Tradition Alive.”Without them, today would not be possible.

As we celebrate today and remember the past 50 years, we look forward to the future. A solid bedrock has been laid for the next generation. We dedicate this parade to our youth. We trust that they will continue to build on the parade’s legacy. Good Luck and God Bless.


  • John Foody, Kay Hogan, Diane O’Donnell, Mary O’Keeffe and Monsignor Edward Weber


  • Parade Co-Chairperson Mary O’Sullivan
  • Parade Co-Chairperson William Lee
  • Formation Chairman Mark Walker
  • Secretary Carmel Reilly
  • Treasurer William Lee
  • Awards & Judges Chairperson Patricia Dwyer
  • Arrangements Committee Jim Russell,Matty Reilly and John J. Foody
  • Ball Chairpersons Patricia and Dan Barry
  • Journal Chairman Vincent D. Tyer III
  • Parade Announcers Michael & Neil O’Sullivan
  • National Anthems Michael J. O’Sullivan
  • Other Committee Members: Jim McDonnell, Jim Walsh, Tim O’Neill, John Lowry, Helen Murphy, Jim Normoyle, Eileen Beirne, Kevin Donohue, Neil Cosgrove, Lillian Murphy, Tom Leavey, Bobby Mulholland, Dermot Moore, Joan Moore, Brendan Moore, Ray Sheridan, Cy Hughes and Linda Sheridan

We must remember and support the people of Ireland and especially those individuals in the North of Ireland who strive on a daily basis for Peace, Justice and Unity.


  • Parade Commander: Lt. Michael Moroney, Orangetown Police Department
  • Orangetown Police Honor Guard
  • Rockland County AOH Banner
  • Rockland County Sheriff’s Correction Division Honor Guard
  • Rockland County A.O.H. Edward V. Larkin Memorial Pipe Band
  • Grand Marshal: Raymond W. Sheridan Jr., AOH Division #3
  • Aides to the Grand Marshal:
  • Colleen Latimer, LAOH County Board
  • James P. Russell, AOH Div. #1
  • Jackie Harchaoui, LAOH Div. #2
  • John McElligott, AOH Div #3
  • Mary Gallagher, LAOH Div. #3
  • Jimmy Tesseyman, AOH Div. #4
  • Debbie Maguire, LAOH Div # 4
  • Brendan McNamara, AOH Div #5
  • Maureen O’Connor, Rockland County Feis
  • James Fogarty, Rockland Irish American Cultural Center
  • Frank Rowley, Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association
  • Cyril Kerr, Rockland County Police Emerald Society
  • Myles Prior, Rockland County Shields
  • Past Grand Marshals
  • Family Members of Deceased Past Grand Marshals
  • Kerry Pipers
  • Rockland County Parade Co-Chairperson: Mary O’Sullivan
  • Rockland County Parade Co-Chairperson: William Lee
  • National AOH Vice President: Brendan Moore
  • National AOH Director, NorthEast: Jere E. Cole Jr.
  • National AOH Freedom for All Ireland: Sean Pender
  • Rockland County AOH President: Vincent D. Tyer III
  • Rockland County LAOH President: Joan Moore
  • AOH Chaplain: Msgr. John Mulligan
  • Vicar of Rockland County: Msgr. Edward J. Weber
  • Aide to the Grand Marshal NYC: Cyril Hughes
  • Rockland County Hibernian of the Year: Matthias Reilly
  • Rockland County Businesspeople of the Year: Sean & Helen Slattery
  • Families of those murdered at Loughinisland Massacre
  • Judiciary, Federal, State, County and Town Officials
  • C. Scott Vanderhoef, Rockland County Executive
  • Rockland County Sheriff’s Department Police Color Guard
  • Rockland County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol
  • Yonkers Firefighters Pipes and Drums
  • “Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate”
  • (John F. Kennedy)
  • Color Guard and Members: Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Color Guard and Members: American Legion Post 329
  • Jewish War Veterans of U.S.A.
  • St. Raymond Academy Band
  • Color Guard & Members: Korean War Veterans of Rockland: Eagle Chapter
  • Color Guard and Members: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 333
  • Pearl River High School Marching Band
  • Rockland County Marine Corps League
  • Color Guard and Members: League 82nd Airborne Division Association, Inc.
  • American History Timeline
  • Newport, Rhode Island, AOH Pipes and Drums
  • Chorwon Chapter American-Korean War Veterans Association of New Jersey
  • Taejon Chapter 170 Korean War Veterans Association of New Jersey
  • Korean War Veterans Association MASH 4099 Chapter
  • Ramapo Police Honor Guard
  • Rockland County Emerald Society Pipe Band
  • Rockland County Emerald Society
  • Red Cross
  • Rockland County Firefighters Pipes and Drums
  • Pearl River Fire Department


  • Battalion Commander: Dennis O’Shea, AOH Division #1, North Rockland
  • Westwood Volunteer Fire Department Color Guard
  • Blackthorn Pipe Band
  • AOH Members Division #1, North Rockland
  • Respect Life, Inc.
  • Woods School of Irish Dance
  • North Rockland High School Navy Junior ROTC
  • Pipes and Drums of the AOH Orange County
  • St. Gregory Barbarigo School, Garnerville
  • County Longford
  • Port Authority Police Pipes and Drums
  • Jersey City Police Department Emerald Society
  • North Rockland Scouts
  • St. Paul’s School
  • Camp Venture
  • Buddy Ball
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 94 Pipe Band
  • ARC


  • Battalion Commander: Barry Tesseyman Jr., AOH Division #4, Suffern
  • New York State Court Officers Color Guard
  • New York State Court Pipes and Drums
  • AOH Members Division #4, Suffern
  • Rockland County Knights of Columbus
  • Verlin School of Irish Dance
  • Ramapo Scouts
  • Iona College Pipes and Drums
  • Iona College Alumni
  • County Sligo Men’s S & B Association, Inc.
  • LAOH Orange County
  • Sacred Heart School, Suffern
  • Elevator Constructors Local 1 of NY/NJ Pipe Band
  • St. Joseph’s Regional High School
  • Ross School of Irish Dance


  • Battalion Commander: Carmel Reilly, LAOH Division #3, Pearl River
  • Clarkstown Police Honor Guard
  • Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes and Drums
  • LAOH Division Members #1, #2, #3 and #4
  • Rose of Rockland and her Rosebuds – Erica Joyce
  • Scoil Rince Moran Irish Step Dancing
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish
  • Paramus Catholic Marching Paladins
  • County Kerry
  • St. Anthony’s School
  • Clarkstown Scouts
  • Bergen Irish Pipe Band
  • Albertus Magnus High School – “The Catholic High School of Rockland County”
  • St. Augustine School


  • Battalion Commander: Michael Killcommons, AOH Division #5, South
  • Orangetown
  • Sword of Light Color Guard
  • Sword of Light Pipe Band, Local 3, IBEW
  • AOH Members, Division #5, South Orangetown
  • Rockland Irish American Cultural Center
  • McBride Chapter INA
  • Broesler School of Irish Dance
  • FDNY Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
  • FDNY Emerald Society
  • County Limerick’s Men S&B Association
  • Clan Na Gael
  • South Orangetown Scouts
  • Manhattan College Pipe Band
  • Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association


  • Battalion Commander: William Ford, AOH Division #3, Pearl River
  • Paramus Police Honor Guard
  • Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County
  • AOH Members Division #3, Pearl River
  • Inishfree Irish Dancing
  • Brewer Fire Company #1
  • Cardinal Hayes Marching Band
  • St. Margaret’s School, Pearl River
  • St. Margaret’s Parish and CCD, Pearl River
  • Pearl River Scouts
  • Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester
  • Police Emerald Society of Westchester
  • County Offaly Association
  • Emerald Elite Soccer Club
  • Formation Committee
  • Orangetown Highway Department

Rockland / Channel 118 -Warwick / Channel 78:
3/18 @ 8 p.m.
3/19 @ 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
3/21 @ 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
3/23 @ 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
3/24 @ 2 p.m. 8 p.m.

Tom Lorentz Sr. (uncle dippy) January 28, 2013 at 07:01 PM
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