Meet the marshals: Here are the 2017 Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade honorees
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By Editorial Staff / email@example.com / Friday, March 17, 2017 / 2:38 PM
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Deputy Marshal Mary Elizabeth Donnelly
Mary Elizabeth Donnelly was born and currently resides in Bay Ridge.
She attended St. Ephrem’s Grammar School along with her two brothers and one sister.
Donnelly has two children, Elizabeth, 9, and Matthew, 8, who currently attend St. Ephrem’s, the third generation of the family to do so.
Donnelly graduated from Bishop Ford High School and Manhattan College. She obtained her Masters of Education from Cambridge University in Boston.
Donnelly met her husband Matthew, a proud member of FDNY for the past 18 years, in Breezy Point where the family spent summers growing up as kids. They have been married for the past 12 years.
Donnelly has a passion for teaching and working with the youth in the community. She started her education career as a physical education teacher in Holy Innocents Grammar School in Flatbush. After seven years in Catholic education, Donnelly transitioned over to P.S./I.S. 104 as a Physical Education and Health teacher for 10 years. Most recently, Donnelly switched positions within P.S./I.S. 104 and is now a dean of students.
Donnelly is actively involved in the Bay Ridge community and St. Ephrem’s Parish. She is currently a coach for girls’ basketball, girls’ softball and both boys’ and girls’ swimming for St. Ephrem’s school. Donnelly is also the athletic director for St. Pat’s girls’ volleyball. She also volunteers for OLPH soccer programs in the spring and fall sessions. She also partakes in the children’s liturgy at 10 a.m. mass at St. Ephrem’s.
Recently, Donnelly chaired the Swish for Kids event at St. Ephrem’s gymnasium with all proceeds going towards Frankie’s Mission. The Swish for Kids event raised over 20K to support Frankie’s Mission.
She is a proud member of LAOH, Division 22.
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Donnelly, Mary Elizabeth [MC????]
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I do not find anything in my ‘stuff’ for Mary.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
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