Dan Peterson and Chuck Parnow are once again coordinating the annual ski trip to Belleayre Mountain on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Last year’s trip was a blast and includes the bus trip with breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the trip home. The cost stays the same as last year: $90 for adults and $80 for junior skiers (19 and under). We’ll need to know the level of interest (as far as number of people signed up) by January 18, as that is when we must commit to the bus company. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the pub. First paid, first seated. Contact Chuck (Charles.Parnow@towerswatson.com) or Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further info.
Please join us as we gather as Hibernians to remember him at his wake on Tuesday, 9-19 at 7pm. If you have a sash, please bring it with you. If you do not have one, don’t worry about it and please join us anyway. It would be greatly appreciated if you could arrive at Wyman Fisher Funeral Home by 6:50 pm so we can get everything set up.
Please see Ray’s Obituary below.
Raymond M. Gallagher
(October 25, 1944 – September 11, 2017)
Raymond Gallagher of Pearl River passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 72. Ray was born on October 25, 1944 in the Bronx, NY to John and Bridget (Kennedy) Gallagher. Reared in the Bronx, he moved to Pearl River in 1972 to raise his own young family. Ray proudly served his Country as a member of the Army Reserve for well over twenty years and similarly served with immense pride as a member of the New York City Police Department from 1966-1994. Ray is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathleen (Kathy), son Timothy, daughter Christine and brothers John, James and Patrick. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Christopher (Maureen) of Pearl River, Brian (Laurie) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, James of Pearl River, his sisters Winifred, Helen, and Nora, his brother Francis and many nieces and nephews. Ray took exceptional pride in his four grandchildren: Charlie 9, Maddie 7, Katie 7, and Patrick 4. Ray will fondly be remembered for playing Santa Claus at many community functions throughout the years and will long be remembered as Pop to family and friends alike. He was honored to be a long-standing member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 3 in Pearl River. Above all, Ray will be remembered by all that knew him for his extraordinary devotion to his faith in the face of much personal turmoil. This devotion will forever serve as an inspiration to everyone that Ray leaves behind. Friends may call Tuesday, September, 19 from 3-5 and 7-9 at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, NY, with burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Christine Gallagher Scholarship Fund through the Rockland Community Foundation, www.Rocklandgives.org.
Join Division 3 in Celebrating Irish American Heritage Month and the story of a truly great Irish American Denis Mulcahy and his efforts to rescue the future of the children of Northern Ireland from the violence of the troubles in a special showing of the award winning documentary “How to Defuse a Bomb, The Project Children Story” on Friday March 10th at Hibernian House.
Per the United Nations Association Film Festival website:
The untold story of how—over a forty-year period—an NYPD cop brought over twenty-three thousand children from the worst areas of the troubles in Northern Ireland to America for a summer of getting away from it all, not only winning their hearts and minds, but also influencing American politicians and contributing to winning peace in Northern Ireland. In 1975 Denis Mulcahy—an Irish Immigrant—decided he couldn’t stand idly by whilst Northern Ireland blew up on his nightly news bulletin. Along with his family and neighbors in small town New York he started a scheme that would ultimately see twenty-three thousand children escape the worst of the violence and in the process discover they had more in common with the ‘enemy’ at home than they thought. From the seemingly intractable conflict of the early seventies to the signing of an historic agreement in the late nineties, we chart the incredible story of how one man’s visionary approach to reconciliation paved the way for peace in Northern Ireland.
Our Special Guest of Honor for the evening will be Denis Mulcahy himself. Doors will open at 7:00PM with a meet and greet reception to be followed by the film at 8:00PM. The evening will conclude with a Q&A session.
Admission is free. Hibernian House is located at 28 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965
The application for the 2017 Division 3 Scholarship is available here in Word Format and here as a PDF. All high school seniors who are the children of all persons who have been members/booster members of Division III for at least three consecutive years prior to this date are eligible to apply. Applicants should include any AOH family participation and any other information that they feel makes them deserving of this scholarship. Applicants are urged to complete every section of the application as fully as possible, but may use no more than the front and back of the application for all material. No attachments to the application will be accepted. Applications must be handwritten or use a 12 point font when completing the application.
This application must be emailed to email@example.com by Saturday March 18. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. No late applications will be considered.
The second part of the scholarship process will take place on Saturday, April 8. A scholarship test will be administered at the Hibernian House at 10:00 a.m. The scholarship committee will notify all applicants of any changes of date or time. All of the questions on this multiple choice test will be taken from material that can be accessed here
Dan Peterson and Chuck Parnow are once again coordinating the annual ski trip to Belleayre Mountain on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Last year’s trip was a blast and includes the bus trip with breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the trip home. The cost is $90 for adults and $80 for junior skiers (19 and under). This is a great day of family fun. We’ll need to know the level of interest (as far as number of people signed up) by January 18, as that is when we must commit to the bus company. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the pub. First paid, first seated. Contact Chuck (Charles.Parnow@towerswatson.com) or Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further info.