Please Click on Virtual Parade Link for our 26th Parade Video

Southern Dutchess News Article on the Virtual Parade Click Here

Press Release for 2021 Parade Click Here
Annual Mass will be held on Saturday March 6th 2021 at 9 a.m. St. Mary's Church Wappingers Falls

Scholarships will continue to be awarded.  See details at the Scholarship Page.

Decoration and Float Winners are posted. Click on Decoration Contest Link in left column.

Thank You to all who attended our 25th Parade. March 2021 Parade canceled. Click on Press Release above.

See the 24th Parade on You tube - Click Here           The Scholarship Winners are posted. 
The Committee would like to thank all our supporters and the volunteers who helped make this a great parade. 
We look forward to seeing everyone for our 25th Parade. 

 2020 Dutchess County
St. Patrick's Parade
Grand Marshal is...

Kieran Michael Lalor

Kiernan

                       Kieran Michael Lalor

is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, practicing attorney and a New York State Assemblyman.

Kieran's maternal grandmother Nan Finnegan (nee Dolan) came to America from Fermanagh while maternal grandfather Pat Finnegan came here from Meath. His paternal grandfather Daniel Lalor came from Laois.  Kieran's paternal grandmother Mary Lalor (nee Morris) was born in the United States.  Her father Peter Morris was from Waterford while her mother Anna Morris (nee Hayes) was from Tipperary.

Kieran's parents Dan and Patsy Lalor are from the Bronx.  They moved to Dutchess County in 1970 where they raised Kieran and his siblings Danny, Patrick, Christine, Suzanne and Meghan.  Kieran's wife Mary Jo is from the Woodlawn section of the Bronx.  Her maternal grandparents Harry Tunney and Sarah Tunney (nee Ward) came to America from Donegal while her paternal grandparents Joe Martin and Katherine Martin (nee Duggan) came from Galway. Kieran and Mary Jo spent their honeymoon in Ireland. 

Kieran served as an infantryman in the Marine Corps Reserve.  In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 attacks, his unit was activated twice. Kieran was a Squad Automatic Rifleman while conducting security and stabilization operations in Nasiriyah, Iraq.

When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, Kieran and two other Marines were motivated by the way the country rallied behind New York on 9/11 and took it upon themselves to drive 1,400 miles to the impacted area.  For his efforts, Kieran was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

After Returning from Iraq, Kieran earned his law degree from Pace Law School in White Plains.  He is currently a practicing attorney at The Lalor Law Firm in Hopewell Junction.

Kieran is a proud member of many civic and community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Marine Corps League, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  He also coaches youth football, baseball and basketball. 

Please come to the Emerald Ball on February 8th where Kieran will be officially installed as Grand Marshal of the Dutchess County St. Patrick's parade for 2020.  Click on the Emerald Ball tab for details.

 

Bill B 2005

Bill Brogan enjoying the 2005 Parade

GM 1

 

GM1 Past

Dutchess County
Saint Patrick’s Parade
Past Grand Marshals 

  •      1996 Father Charlie Coen
  •      1997 Ethel Brogan
  •      1998 Con Flaherty
  •      1999 Mary and Fred McVicker
  •      2000 Rev. Msgr. Francis P Bellew
  •      2001 Jim O’Brien
  •      2002 Michael J. Kelly
  •      2003 James Cunningham
  •      2004 Margaret Connolly
  •      2005 Dave Costello
  •      2006 Jack Fedigan
  •      2007 Tim Doyle
  •      2008 Noel Morris
  •      2009 Kenneth Brown
  •      2010 Gerard McVicker
         2011 Matthew P. Fitzgerald
         2012 Mary Jane Ekins Kelly
         2013 William "Bill" Brogan
         2014 Glen P. Kelly
         2015 Joe Daily 
         2016 Bruce Coneeny
         2017 Eileen McDonald Sassmann
         2018 William J. O'Hare
  •      2019 Doreen Katherine 'Lynch' Shepheard
         2020 Kieran Michael Lalor

 

 

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P.O. Box 1352
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
Phone:(914) 469-6661
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