The Broome County LAOH Board installed new officers on January 8th. Karen Keane, President NYS LAOH, installed the Officers. We were honored to have Karen and Jacqueline Clute NYS Vice President join us for the installation.
The annual Hibernian Dinner Dance was held on February 18th at Traditions at the Glen. The parade officials for the 50th St. Patrick’s Day parade in Binghamton were announced and past Grand Marshals were recognized.
Division 1 and Division 2 of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted Boscov’s Irish Days on February 25th. We celebrated with the community our Irish heritage with a day of Irish music, dancing, vendors, food and drink. The Maloney Memorial Pipe Band, BallyClare Irish dancers, Johnson School of Irish Dance and The Shambles provided entertainment throughout the day.
On March 4th, Binghamton celebrated the 50th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The day began with a beautiful mass at St. Mary’s Church to honor St. Patrick and our deceased members. The celebration continued at Seton Catholic High with musical entertainment by Pipe and Mummer bands and Old Friends. The day came to a close at the AOH with music by Pat Kane. The theme of this year’s parade was “50 years of Irish pride”, a reminder of our many Irish blessings.
On St. Patrick’s Day, our officers and members attended the flag raisings in Johnson City and Binghamton. Members also attended mass and a party at St. Patrick’s Church. Our AOH hall opened its doors to celebrate and enjoyed music by The Shambles in the evening.
We are saddened by the passing of Joan. Here is the information on her arrangements. Please pray for her and her family.
In Memory of
Joan Catherine Berry
June 7, 1953 – March 2, 2017
Joan C. Berry, 63, of Waterbury, CT, formerly of Danbury, CT passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at White Plains Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born to the late John J. and Rosemary McGivern and raised in Danbury, CT. She attended St Peter’s School and Immaculate High School. She was a graduate of Henry Abbott Technical School of Nursing.
Ms. Berry was a caring and compassionate Nurse and Wound Care Consultant. She began her career at Danbury Hospital and was most recently employed as an LPN WCC by Getinge Group.
She believed strongly in community service and was heavily involved with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians organization serving as the CT State President. She was also the past President and current Treasurer, and Past National Supply Chair of Mary McWhorter Division #58, Chairperson of the AOH/LAOH Scholarship Committee and is a Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Foundation Board member.
She leaves behind her children: Andrea Theodore and her husband, Brian, of Fairfield; Nicholas Papazoglou of Waterbury; Jeremy Papazoglou and his wife, Alexandra, of Plantsville, CT. Her siblings: Barbara Randall of Brookfield; and John Berry and his wife, Sharon, of Sarasota, FL. Three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at St. Peter Church, Danbury with the Rev. Jeffrey Couture officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.
Friends will be received from 4pm-7pm on Tuesday, March, 7, 2017 at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.
Contributions in Joan’s memory may be made to the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. #58, 6 Lake Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or to the , 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.