Division #3 Bronx County Supports Local Parish Food Pantry

Bronx County Hibernian President Bob Nolan, (r) and Bronx Division #3 President Joseph McManus (l) present Deacon Tom Tortorella a check for $250 in support of the food pantry at St. Lucy’s Parish in The Bronx.


In the past 3 years, the Bronx County Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the largest Irish-Catholic fraternal organization in the United States, has presented the St. Lucy’s Food Pantry with $1,000 in support of the needy residents of the parish. Nolan said, “As Hibernians we have a moral responsibility to support he Roman Catholic Church and the many outreach programs in the community.” Division #3 President Joseph McManus, a member of St. Lucy’s Parish, added, “There is no higher priority than feeding the needy.” The presentation was made in front of the Grotto at St. Lucy’s Parish.




Bronx County Divisions #3 and #4 Host Officer Installation Dinner

The officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Bronx Divisions #3 and #4 were installed at a dinner ceremony at the Wicked Wolf Restaurant on Thursday, January 11. The ceremony for the organization, which celebrates Irish heritage, was conducted by Robert Nolan, the organization’s county president. Attendees were treated to Irish flute music by Andrew McCarrick and songs by Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s tenor Jim O’Farrell


Division #3 Bronx – Sean McCarthy, Financial Secretary, Joseph McManus, President, Dennis Gallagher, Treasurer, and Roger Fahey, Vice-President. Standing are: Pat O’Rourke, Chair, Standing Committee, Deacon Tom Tortorella, Jerry O’Connell, County President and Installation Officer Bob Nolan, Michael O’Connell, Sentinel and Dave Kilkenny.


Division #4 Bronx – Michael Curtin, sentinel; Michael Early, marshal; James O’ Farrell, treasurer; Robert Nolan, Bronx County AOH president; Jack McCarrick, AOH Division 4 president; John Ward, vice president; Larry Marley, financial secretary. Not Pictured: Peter Tarsnane, sentinel; John Timoney, standing committee and Michael Kelleher, secretary.

Bronx/Yonkers Divisions Award Barry Medals to Catholic School Graduates



Commodore John Barry – Father of the American Navy

     AOH Divisions in The Bronx and Yonkers announced this year’s recipients of The Commodore John Barry Memorial Medal. The Commodore John Barry Medal is presented to a graduating Catholic School Elementary Student who has excelled in U.S. History/Social Studies.

     The Bronx County AOH began the Barry Medal Program over 50 years ago and includes over 20 schools participating, The program expanded into Yonkers in 2009 and includes 7 schools.

     The award consists of a Certificate of Recognition and a Medal that is worn around the neck. The medals were presented at numerous Graduation Ceremonies during the weekend of June 10th.



The Barry Medal is Awarded to Catholic Elementary Graduates for Excellence in U.S. History/Social Studies.


Congratulations to all of this year’s Recipients!

Division #3 – Bronx County

St. Clare’s School – Kevin Crowe
Villa Maria Academy – Kelly Crokin
Santa Maria School – Rafael Suarez
St. Thomas Aquinas School – Jael Torres
St. Theresa School – Kaiden Sookdar
St. Lucy School – Samuel Gomez

Division #4 – Bronx County

St. Frances De Chantal School – Allen Raja
St. Simon Stock School – Ruskin Martinez & Krieiry Tobal
St. Benedict School – Dominik Zefi
Our Lady of the Assumption School – Anthony Pressimone
St. Francis Xavier School – Frances Faye Valmores

Division #5 – Bronx County

St. Brendan’s School – Analise Ponce
St. Francis of Assisi School – Mandela Simon
St. Margaret of Cortona – Brendan Hamilton
St. Barnabas Elementary – Amanda Chandeo & Ryan St. Jean

Division #7 – Bronx County

Sacred Heart School – Vianny Cabral & Dawryn Rosario
St. Gabriel’s School – Cara Beirne & Ann Dailey
St. John’s School – Daniel Gnajewski & Melamie Valentin

Division #1 – Yonkers

St. Eugene’s School – Victoria Carroll
St. Paul the Apostle School – Raya Maittia
St. Peter’s School – Gabriel Bravo
St. Anthony’s School – Kayla Gallichio
St. John the Baptist School – Anjali Lukee
St. Ann’s School – Beatriz Mendes
Sacred Heart School – Daniel Solis