J2036

Honoring Thomas Mulcahey upon the occasion of his designation as Grand Marshal of the 46th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade

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J2036


Senate Resolution No. 2036

BY: Senator MARTUCCI

HONORING Thomas Mulcahey upon the occasion of his
designation as Grand Marshal of the 46th Annual
Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 13,
2022

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time to celebrate the rich heritage
of the Irish people, unlimited in their contribution to this State and
Nation; and

WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day Parade reflects and records the ongoing
history of the United States and Ireland and provides an opportunity for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Thomas
Mulcahey upon the occasion of his designation as Grand Marshal of the
46th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held on Sunday,
March 13, 2022; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahy was born and raised in Meelin, a little
village beside Rockchapel County Cork; he went to Knockanbaan National
school leaving school at the age of 14 to go to work; and

WHEREAS, He worked at a garage and began to learn the trade that
would become his life's work; he also traveled for one season to
Felstead, England to work at the sugar beet factory, as did so many of
his generation; and

WHEREAS, When he was 19 years-old, Thomas Mulcahey emigrated to the
United States coming to Greenwood Lake to join his three brothers, John,
Pat and Denis; his first job in the United states was working at
George's Sunoco gas station in Greenwood Lake; and

WHEREAS, In 1970, Thomas Mulcahey joined the New York Army National
Guard, rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later began working for
the National Guard full time as a mechanic at Kingsbridge Armory; and

WHEREAS, In 1980, he joined the New York Fire Department as a
mechanic in Emergency Services; after working for eight years serving in
all five boroughs, he was stationed at "The Rock" on Randalls Island
responsible for the Preventative Maintenance for all the fire department
vehicles; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahey was and continues to be a member of the
FDNY Emerald Society; he has been part of Project Children since its
inception in 1975, working closely with his brothers, Denis and Pat; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahey was known for his work as head chaperone on
the flights bringing out the children; and

WHEREAS, In addition, Thomas Mulcahey was the emcee at numerous
fundraisers for Project Children including many years at Yonkers
Raceway; and

WHEREAS, In 1998, Thomas Mulcahey was awarded the Project Children
Emerald Award in Atlantic City; he has also been a member of the
Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society since its beginning and was
honored as Celt of the Year in 1986; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahey has served as an officer in many positions
including: Trustee, Sergeant at Arms, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice
President, and President from 2000-2002; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahey was instrumental in chairing multiple St.
Patrick's Day Dances, and Irish Nights at the Beach; he has been a
member of American Legion Arthur Finnegan Post 1443 for 48 years and has
served in many leadership positions, the most recent being the Commander
from 2019-2021; and

WHEREAS, He is a member of Holy Rosary parish in Greenwood Lake
where he serves as an usher; he loves his Irish music and has played in
some bands, the most notable being with The Mighty Quinn; and

WHEREAS, Over the years, he has played music and has been a deejay
for many evenings at the Gaelic Cultural Society, at the Legion for the
veterans, as well as for many picnics and other fundraisers; and

WHEREAS, Thomas Mulcahey is very community minded and always willing
to lend a hand whenever and wherever it is needed; and

WHEREAS, Thomas married the former Nora Collins, a native of Queens,
and together they raised four children, Anne Marie, Kathleen, Geraldine
and Tommy, in Valley Cottage, New York; today, they are the proud
grandparents of seven grandchildren, Liam, Maya, Ellie, Thomas (TJ),
Claire, Danny and Aiden; and

WHEREAS, After he retired from the FDNY, the Thomas and Nora
Mulcahey moved back to Greenwood Lake; and

WHEREAS, The St. Patrick's Day Parade celebrates the spirit, purity
and strength of the Irish culture and its fine traditions; and

WHEREAS, Through this heartfelt and compassionate expression, as
well as through their sustained commitment to the cultural vitality of
their Irish heritage, the Irish-American people of Orange County, the
Mid-Hudson area and the State of New York bear witness to the deep faith
and love of humanity which is their rich tradition; now, therefore, be
it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Thomas Mulcahey upon the occasion of his designation as Grand
Marshal of the 46th Annual Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade; and be
it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Grand Marshal Thomas Mulcahey.

actions

  • 08 / Mar / 2022
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Mar / 2022
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Mar / 2022
    • ADOPTED

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