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12/17/2013 - St. Patrick’s Day Celebration names grand marshal

Terry O’Connor has been selected to be the grand marshal of the 2014 Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.

O’Connor is executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center. Both facilities focus on serving youth and are located in Bridgeport.

He will be the 32nd grand marshal of the Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Bridgeport, to take place next February. The event began in 1982 and has become a tradition in the region, with help from people in many surrounding towns.

“I’m happy to follow in the footsteps of other grand marshals such as Peggy and Ed Connor, Richard and Deborah Owens, Frank Carroll Jr., Bob O’Keefe, Dr. Pat Carolan and so many others,” O’Connor said.

The Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Committee works to encourage and advance the culture and heritage of the Irish people by organizing and presenting a day of activities dedicated to St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.