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Mike Daly to Lead White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Mike Daly (right) with White Plains Councilman and Parade Committee chair John Martin.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Mike Daly (right) with White Plains Councilman and Parade Committee chair John Martin.

Mark your calendars, the 16th Annual White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Cultural Tour kicks off Saturday, March 9th at noon.

Mike Daly has been named the Grand Marshal and with his aides Beth O’Keeffe Cleary, John Cullen, Bill Falvey, Tom Lane, LuAnn O’Rourke-Boyd and Diane Swift Martino will lead the parade down Mamaroneck Avenue to the viewing stand at city hall on Main Street. All the aides are residents of White Plains.

Daly was born and raised in the Bronx, the son of Michael and Mary (Martin) Daly. His grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900’s from Dungarvan, County Waterford; Charlestown, County Mayo; and Glenamaddy, County Galway.

Daly attended Our Lady of Refuge Grade School in the Bronx and became a “proud Jasper” graduating from both Manhattan Prep and Manhattan College. He also has an MBA in Finance from Pace University. Daly retired as a Managing Director from UBS, the successor company of the Swiss Bank Corporation. Prior to joining Swiss Bank, he worked for both Bankers Trust Company and Haskins and Sells. He is a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing).

Daly and his wife of 44 years, Helen, are parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, White Plains, where over the past 30 years he has volunteered his time in various capacities, including serving as President of the Parish Council, Men’s Club and School Finance Committee.

He currently is the President of the Board of Trustees of Preston High School in the Bronx and the President of the Board of Governors of Westchester Hills Golf Club. In addition, Daly is a member of the Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, the Finance Committee of Archbishop Stepinac High School, the Committee on Charity of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the County of Westchester, the Veterans Corps of the 69th Regiment of New York and a member and former President of the Daniel Gray Fishing Club of White Plains. He was previously a member of the Board of Trustees of the former St. Agnes Hospital and has served as President of the Gedney Neighborhood Association, White Plains.

Parade Day in White Plains will begin with 9 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Avenue.

According to Parade Committee Chairman John Martin, last year’s parade had five divisions with over 26 musical performances, five floats and 90 groups participating. This year’s parade is expected to be even larger.

The Cultural Tour, which follows immediately after the parade offers Irish music, dance, and traditional food at Black Bear Saloon, Bob Hyland’s Sport Page Pub, Brazen Fox, Butterfield 8, Dunne’s Pub, Elements, Hudson Grille, Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House, Porter House, Ron Blacks Beer Hall, Tighe’s Tavern, Vintage, and Wicked Wolf Tavern, all located in White Plains.  For more information about the parade visit

For Irish entertainment and a traditional Irish meal later in the evening, The Friendly Gathering honoring former Westchester County Legislator Lois Bronz, will be held at the Kearny Gymnasium, Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. The event begins at 6 p.m. For ticket information call 914-798-1106.

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