On November 29, 2017 the Frank H. Fox Division #16 of Mount Kisco donated $6,228.00 to Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam Counties. The presentation was made at the annual “Tree of Life” ceremony held at the Holiday Inn in Mount Kisco, New York. Hospice Care (Visiting Nurse Association) is a non-profit home health care agency provides home health services to patients with advanced illnesses.
On December 9, 2017 the A.O.H. and L.A.O.H. donated $6,228.00 to Rosary Hill Cancer Center located in Hawthorne, NY. Rosary Hill Home is run by the Dominican Sisters and provides hospice care for incurable cancer patients who are unable to afford care for themselves.
Since 1992 the A.O.H. has donated $239,359.14 to Hospice Care of Westchester /Putnam and Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, NY and other organizations. The fund raising drive was administered by Chairman Brian Jones. The Division is grateful to the following parishes for their help; St. Mary’s in Katonah, St. Patrick’s in Bedford, St. Francis of Assisi in Mount Kisco, St. Patrick’s in Armonk, St. Lawrence O’Toole in Brewster, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Shrub Oak, Holy Innocence in Pleasantville, and St. John’s/St. Mary’s in Chappaqua.
It is with deep sadness we inform you of the passing of Jim Walsh. Please join us this Sunday November 19 at Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan for a Hibernian Ritual to honor him. Please arrive by 3:15 pm so we can conduct the ceremony promptly at 3:30.
Please see Jim’s obituary below.
James Walsh, 73, of Orangeburg, formerly of Paramus, NJ entered into eternal life on November 13, 2017. Jim died peacefully at Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City after suffering a long illness.
Jim was born in New York City and was educated at St. Luke’s Elementary School in the Bronx and St. Joseph’s School in Metuchen, NJ. Jim was employed at J. Walter Thompson and Canadian Pacific. He then worked for NY Telephone/ NYNEX/ Verizon, where he retired after 30 years. Jim also served as a Sergeant in the Air Force National Guard.
Jim was a long-time member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 3, in Pearl River, where he had been the House President. He was also a member in good standing of the American Legion Post 329 in Pearl River and the Irish Arts Forum.
Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Ann Walsh of Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, Ireland and the Bronx, his sister Sr. Gilmary Walsh, O.P. of Blauvelt and his brother John of Stuart, FL.
He is survived by his sister, Bridget Ann (BeAnn) Mullins of Millsboro, DE; his nephews, John Mullins of West Nyack, Brian Mullins of Maricopa, AZ, Daniel Walsh of Stuart, FL; his nieces, Elizabeth Walsh of Mountainside, NJ and Mary Walsh of Brooklyn; his grand nieces Alexandra Mullins, Alanna Mullins, Sofia Mullins and Hazel Kulpa; and his brother-in-law Jack Mullins of Millsboro, DE and sister-in-law Louise Walsh of Stuart, FL.
A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, 10am, at the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan followed by a private cremation. Visiting hours will be Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name to the United Hospice of Rockland would be greatly appreciated (www.hospiceofrockland.org).
Moritz Funeral Home
98 Route 303 South
Tappan, NY 10983
It’s beginning to look a lot like…Thanksgiving! Tonight members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) donated Turkey Dinners, with all the fixings, to the St Mary’s food pantry located in Evans Mills NY.
Father Chris Looby (Pastor, St Mary’s Catholic Church) graciously received the donation from the AOH with great joy. Father Looby noted that many residents in the Evans Mills area have family members in the U.S. military and would welcome such a worthy gift.
Sean Hennessey (President, Watertown’s AOH Division) said: “The holiday season can be tough on those less fortunate. Hopefully this donation will bring some relief to families that are having a bit of a tough time this Thanksgiving.” Mr. Hennessey continued “The AOH was founded on the the motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Hopefully this donation, by members of the Msgr James Ruddy Division, lives up to our mission.”
Each package includes:
15+ lbs Turkey, 5 Lbs Potatoes, Gravy, stuffing, cranberries, yams,
canned corn, bottle of soda and both pumpkin and apple pie,
The AOH is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic fraternal organization in the world with our Division (Msgr James Ruddy Division) located in Watertown NY. If you’re a 16+ years of age, a practicing Catholic of Irish ancestry and would like to hear more about our Order feel free to email us at email@example.com. The AOH meets regularly in the Watertown area with a focus on our faith and a united Ireland.
Special thanks to the following members that made personal donated to this cause: Kevin Shaughnessy, Tim Sweeney, David Ard, Sean Hennessey, Dick Lawlee, Bill Flynn, Jim Fitzpatrick & Tom Shaughnessy.
Officers of the “Mass Rock” Division were installed in a ceremony in Leeds, NY on Sunday, November 12th. AOH National Director Liam McNabb swore in the Officers and was assisted by NYS District Director Owen Cole. In attendance was Past NYS AOH President Peter Durkee and many County and Division Leaders of the Capital Region who showed support for the newly installed Officers.
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.”