Auburn Hibernians Celebrate “Irish Day” at the Ball Park


Auburn LAOH President Denise McNabb Sobus and Auburn AOH President Bob Oliver organized a successful “Irish Day at Falcon Park” on August 19th where 70 Hibernians and families enjoyed food and beverages while cheering for the Auburn Doubledays, the local New York Penn League baseball team. LAOH and AOH members wore green shirts to show their Irish pride as well as to promote both organizations at the park. A great time was had by all.

Auburn Division #1 Welcomes State and National Officers at Installation


Liam McNabb, AOH National Director, Bob Oliver, Auburn Div. President, Tom O’Donnell, NYS AOH Treasurer, and Tom Lambert, NYS AOH Vice President


The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Auburn, New York recently held an Installation Ceremony for its officers at the AOH Hall on Van Anden Street.  The Division welcomed New York State Vice President Tom Lambert, who served as the presiding officer for the event.  Vice President Lambert was assisted by AOH New York State Treasurer Tom O’Donnell, New York State District #1 Director Owen Cole, AOH National Director Liam McNabb and Past AOH National President Ed Wallace.



In Memoriam: Thomas Clark – Past President Division #1 in Auburn



     Thomas P. Clark, 79, of Lewis Rd, Auburn, passed away on November 4, 2017. Born in Squantum, MA on September 7, 1938, Tom was the son of the late Francis and Eleanor Kennedy Clark. In 1960 Tom and Jeanne were married and together they shared five children. Tom was a past president and loyal member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, as well as being a member of The Knights of Columbus and the VFW. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s church, attending mass every morning. Tom was passionate about politics, cherished the friendships he shared and loved his family. He enjoyed taking care of his children and grandchildren.

     Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jeanne Clark, his daughters, Theresa (Terry) Shaw, Susan (Steve) Scarselletta, Kelley Barrera and Jackie Clark, his son, Patrick (Lisa) Clark, his grandchildren, Shannon, Jeanne, Steven, Dana, Julie, Sean, Ryan, Daniel, Nina, John, Lyla and Nicholas, his great grandchildren, Olivia, Fiona, Faye and Lucas, his brothers, James (Rose) Clark and John (Marie) Clark and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Tom was predeceased by his sister, Patricia O’Keefe.

     Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 9 from 4-7 pm at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary’s Church on Friday at 10:00 am. Burial will be in Fort Hill Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Humane Society, HACEE120202001, 1255 23rd St, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.

Division #1 in Auburn Holds Officer Installation Ceremony



On an unseasonably balmy January night in Auburn, State President Tim McSweeney installed officers the John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Cayuga County. President McSweeney was assisted by State Secretary Tom Lambert, State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan, National Director Liam McNabb. They were joined by many honored guests including Past State Presidents Jim Burke and Mike McNabb, Past National President Ed Wallace and the legendary National Secretary Emeritus Tom McNabb. Bob Oliver took the helm as Division President and Denise Sodus was installed as the Ladies Division President.

AOH Mourns Passing of Auburn Division President

Doug_McCurdyWilliam “Doug” McCurdy, 75, of Cato, passed away Friday July 29, 2016.  Doug is remembered as the President of AOH JFK Division 1 in Auburn, as well as the past District 3 Director of the NYS AOH.  Doug passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born in Batavia, NY, the son of the late George and Gladys Weed McCurdy. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport and received his graduate degree from Buffalo State and Syracuse University.

Doug lived his life fully with laughter and joy. His blessings will be missed at all family occasions. Professionally, Doug was employed as a mathematics teacher at Fayetteville Manlius School District’s Wellwood Middle School for over 30 years. After retiring from FM, Doug taught math at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus for 20 years. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Auburn. His proudest role, besides being husband and father was his post as President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians JFK Division 1 in Auburn, as well as the past District 3 Director of the NYS AOH.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Patricia Clare McCurdy, a son Michael D McCurdy (Peggy) of Barre, Vermont, and two daughters, Christine McCurdy of Union Springs and Margaret (Anthony DiNicola) McCurdy of Derby, NY, a brother, David (Liz) McCurdy of Batavia, two sisters, Gloria Olmsted of Buffalo, and Dorothy Spear of Glenfield, four grandchildren, Sarena, Maeve, Marta, and Rowan, as well as numerous neices and nephews.

Calling hours will take place Tuesday, August 02, from 2:00-7:00 at the McCurdy’s home at 2503 West Mechanic Street, Cato , NY. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Church, Jordan, NY. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to CIMVAC of Cato, 2496 W Main St, Cato, NY 13033, and the Golisanos Children’s Hospital , 1 Children’s Cir , Syracuse, NY 13210, University Hospital, E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210. Arrangements are in care of the Keysor-Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Cato.