Easter Blessings from NYS AOH President

On behalf of the entire NYS AOH Board, please accept these Easter Greetings.  As we celebrate this glorious Easter Sunday, may it also mark a new beginning for all of us as we hope for better days ahead. Thank you to all who are on the front lines in the battle against this horrible Covid-19 pandemic.  Stay safe and happy Easter to all!    

Tom Lambert 

AOH NYS Board Spring Meeting Notice


    The attached Call to Virtual Meeting was sent via US Mail on 4/2/20 by our Worthy NYS Secretary, Tom O’Donnell to all State Board Officers, County Board Presidents and Division Presidents.  The virtual meeting will be held on 5/2/20.  Contact information will be forthcoming. We never rescheduled the State Board Meeting to 6/6/20, only the LAOH did that. If that date holds (uncertain at best in this pandemic environment), it did not appear that the hotels would have had sufficient rooms available for both the AOH and the LAOH. If anyone has additional questions, please feel free to contact me at 716-796-7687 or at Tomlambert12@aol.com.  Stay safe! 

Tom Lambert, 
President NYS AOH

To View the Attached Call to Meeting, Please CLICK HERE


A Message from NYSAOH President ~ Tom Lambert

On behalf of the New York State AOH Board; I would like to thank the Veterans not just of our Order but all Nation wide. We owe each of you a debt of gratitude. It is because of your work and sacrifice, we enjoy the many freedoms we have in the United States of America. Thank you and God Bless!

Thomas Lambert NYSAOH President

A Message from NYSAOH President ~ Tom Lambert

On behalf of the New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of longtime AOH member and Past Division President Joe Weissenberger, Division 3 Kevin Barry, Kings Park, Suffolk County.  Please join myself and the rest of the state, in prayers not only for Joe, but his wife Della, their children, and grand children.  

Funeral arrangements can be found by going to:

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis
(May his faithful soul rest at the right hand of God)

Tom Lambert 
New York Ancient Order of Hibernians President

Message from NYAOH President Victor Vogel

Dia is Muire duit,
 “On behalf of the New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians, I would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to National Director Dan Dennehy and Family on the passing of his mother, Mary Dennehy.  Please accept our condolences and prayers.  May your devotion to the Catholic Church bring consolation to all.”
 Vic Vogel ~ New York Ancient Order of Hibernians President
Mary “Dora” (nee McGowan) Dennehy, longtime resident of Yonkers, NY on June 4, 2019 aged
Born on November 10, 1925, Sterling, Scotland, raised in Corderry, Kilargue, Co. Leitrim to Patrick and Nora (nee Clarke-Carney) McGowan of County Leitrim. Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Dennehy and most cherished Mother of Daniel (Siobhan) and Mary Hansen (Kevin)
and Grandmother of Ashling, Cara, Kevin and Brian. Loving sister of Kathleen Donegan, Felix McGowan, Eileen Woods, and the late Jim, Larry, Jack, Annabelle, and Gerry McGowan. Remembered for her beauty, warmth, cheerful nature and hospitality, as head hostess in NY &
Chicago for the Stouffers Restaurant chain, by the children of Mark Twain Middle School and to all who entered her front door.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 3:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga
Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10;45 A.M. in St. Barnabas
Church, 409 E 241st St, Bronx, NY.
Interment will follow in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla NY

NY State President Joins with LAOH Juniors in Honoring Veterans

AOH New York State President Vic Vogel (center rear) with members of the LAOH Division #7 Juniors honoring local veterans.


On, Monday, November 6, 2017, AOH New York State President Vic Vogel joined Division #7 Junior girls who honored the member Veterans of the organization, along with event organizers Division #7 LAOH Vice-President Madonna Nolty and NYS LAOH Catholic Action Chair Cathy Norton Doherty. The meeting opened with the Presentation of Colors from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Cpl. Kyle Carpenter Division, and a piper from the same group.

Proclamations were presented by Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, and New York State Senator Phil Boyle. Representing Mr. Boyle was Division 7 Member, Dennis Bennet. The recipients of the proclamations were Joseph Horton and Richard Mackey, who are both Korean War Veterans.

Also in attendance were Suffolk LAOH President Pat Cremmins, Vice-President Alice Faughnan, and Catholic Action, Cindy Haugland.

“I wish to thank all who took the time to come down and support our vets and honor them which was a long overdue thank you for many of them.” said Cathy Doherty, “It was such an honor to be among these veterans, taking time to thank them for their sacrifices and getting to know them and hear their stories. Some really remarkable and brave people. There could never be enough memorials, medals and parades to make up for what our veterans sacrificed. So, for now we simply say thank you, as we live each day in the freedom they have preserved.”


President’s Message for September 2016

Tim McSweeney

I hope everyone is enjoying the last days summer. I’ll remember the summer of 2016 as the summer that New York State AOH went unified to the National Convention and came home successful. The tremendously successful election of Dan Dennehy and Liam McNabb as National Directors, proved that NYS voting as one voice is the way to go. But, Dan and Liam didn’t get elected because they are from NY; they were elected because they are truly worthy leaders. I’d be remiss if I did not thank Brendan Moore and Chip McLean who completed very successful tenures on the National Board. (And Congrats to Chip on his retirement after 38 years with the FDNY) I look forward to seeing everyone in Albany in November.

President Timothy McSweeney

State President’s Message – September 2015

Brothers, please accept my deepest thanks for electing me as President of the NYS board. As President, I am a leader of an outstanding group of men, who are truly devoted to works of our Order and will work to bring our state to new levels over the next two years.

With the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising right around the corner, The State Board is planning many events to commemorate and educate our members and the public at large about the important role in Irish History the rising was. To lead our efforts, Keith Reynolds and John Manning will serve as co-chairs of the NYS 1916 committee. Please contact Keith or John if your division or County is planning any events regarding 1916. Information about the educational series grants will be forthcoming.

The Fall State Board Meeting will be held on November 7th, 11:00am at the Albany Hibernian Hall, 375 Ontario St, Albany. The hotel is the Best Western Sovereign, 1228 Western Ave Albany NY 12203, (across from SUNY Albany entrance) phone 518-489-2981. Use code AOH for the Friday and Saturday night rate of $85 plus tax. Included are a full breakfast, parking, indoor pool and exercise room.

Lastly, let us keep Arnie Nagelhout and his family in our prayers. A gentle giant, a kind soul and a true Hibernian in every sense of the word. May you rest in Peace, Brother.

Timothy McSweeney