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Past Presidents

The first executive chosen for the organization was John McCaffrey, President, who was choir director and organist at Griffintown’s St. Ann’s Church. His Vice President was Herbert Potter, Secretary of the St. Patrick’s Society. The responsibility for Publicity was given to John Loye, an Irish historian, who also assumed responsibility for the design and lineup of the parade’s content. William J. Hickey, member of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, was the organization’s Secretary.

Since the first executive, the United Irish Societies has seen over thirty additional people serve as President. Their names appear below.

Presidents

  • John I. McCaffrey (1929-1930)
  • Herbert Potter (1931-1932)
  • John Loye (1933-1957)
  • John Lucey (1958)
  • Martin Greene (1959-1960)
  • Patrick Quackenbush (1961-1962)
  • John J. Kenny (1963-1964)
  • Francis J. Quinn (1965-1966)
  • Richard C. Cooper (1967-1968)
  • Patrick J. Fitzgerald (1969-1970)
  • George O'Reilly Jr. (1971-1972)
  • Robert T. Larkin (1973-1974)
  • James P. Coleman (1975-1976)
  • David Deegan (1976-1977)
  • Donald Pidgeon (1978-1979)
  • Wilfred Goddard (1980-1981)
  • Norman J. Browne (1982-1983)
  • D'Arcy C. Boyle (1984-1985)
  • Bernard Woffenden (1986-1987)
  • Bryan Scott (1988-1989)
  • Patrick O'Connell (1990-1991)
  • Mabel Fitzgerald (1992-1993)
  • Michael Spears (1994-1995)
  • Joseph Quinn (1996-1997)
  • Margaret Healy (1998-1999)
  • Elizabeth Quinn (2000-2001)
  • Robert McKay (2002-2003)
  • Sheila Showers (2004-2005)
  • Larry Smith (2006-2007)
  • Marlene Demers (2008-2009)
  • Kenneth W. Quinn (2010-2011)
  • Michael Kennedy (2012-2013)
  • Beverly Murphy (2014-2015)
  • Danny Doyle (2016-)

 

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