2018 Parade Queen and Honor Attendant

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Selection, sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club in East Haven, was held on February 3, 2018.

The 2018 Parade Queen is Bridget Judd. The 2018 Honor Attendant is Maureen Heeran.

Bridget Judd, 2018 Parade Queen
Bridget is the daughter of Tim and Kristin Judd. Her ancestors are from County Limerick and County Mayo.  She is employed as a literacy paraprofessional by the Branford Board of Education.  Bridget’s personal ambition to be child and family advocate for those in need allowing them to receive the resources necessary to succeed and live the best life possible.   Her interests include playing and coaching soccer, playing Gaelic football, hiking, traveling, going to the beach and reading. Her parents are members of the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club.

Maureen Heeran, 2018 Honor Attendant
Maureen is the daughter of Joseph and Virginia Heeran.  Her ancestors are from County Leitrim.  She graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2015 and is currently employed by St. Vincent’s Medical Center as a registered nurse. She has plans to obtain her Master of Nursing.   Maureen’s personal ambition is continue her Irish step dancing career and qualify for the North American Championships.  Her interests include Irish step dancing, yoga and reading.  Her parents are members of the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club.

2018 Parade Queen and Honor Attendant Selection

The Queen and the Honor Attendant were selected at a Queen’s Competition sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club on Saturday, February 3, at the Irish American Community Center.   Eight contestants represented the four Irish Societies in the night’s festivities.

Their first official appearance will be at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball on Saturday, March 3rd, at Anthony’s Ocean View Restaurant.  They will be featured in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 11, in New Haven and appear throughout the year at many Irish community events.

Left to right: Emily Burke, Cathryn Kacenski, Sierra O’Keefe, 2018 Honor Attendant Maureen Heeran,
2018 Parade Queen Bridget Judd, Megan Burke, Sinead Gallagher Donnelly, Caitlyn Kendzierski

[title size=”2″]Past Parade Queens and Honor Attendants[/title]

Year Parade Queen Honor Attendant
2017 Abigail O’Keefe Catherine Dignan
2016 Kaitlyn Cullagh Caitlin Shea Clark
2015 Margaret Heeran Siobhan Dacey
2014 Alexis Wheway Morgan Hildebrandt
2013 Fiona Stewart Kate Thompson
2012 Carolyn Shea Kate Thompson
2011 Kristina Conroy Carolyn Shea
2010 Lindsey Stamp Kristina  Conroy
2009 Katie Morris Brittney Lipsett
2008 Briana Conway Laura Brayfield
2007 Erin Collins Courtney Lundgren
2006 Maura Monahan Briana Conway
2005 Melinda Enright Jillian Mackey
2004 Moriah Conlan Meghan Wilson
2003 Cathleen Steinau Siobhan Straub
2002 Caitlin Monahan Melinda Enright
2001 Sinead Stewart Caitlin Monahan
2000 Barbara Stratton Sheila Smyth
1999 Patricia Lilllis Elizabeth Murphy
1998 Catherine Hopkins Kara Roxbee
1997 Karen Freed Tracy Henderson
1996 Laura Garrity Karen Freed
1995 Karyn Gallagher Laura Garrity
1994 Bernadette Smyth Lisa Peckingham
1993 Doreen Keogh Karyn Gallagher
1992 Mary-Kathy Cullagh Karyn Gallagher
1991 Katherine McGowan Patricia O’Shea
1990 Josephine Craig Katherine McGowan
1989 Geraldine Lillis Irene Horgan
1988 Diane Graham Eileen Conway
1987 Fionnuala Mackey Mary Clarke
1986 Darcy Smith Karen Sullivan
1985 Susan O’Connor Lauren Montgomery
1984 Linda Gill Lauren Montgomery
1983 Aileen Lawless Maureen McDermott
1982 Kerry Lawless Mary Ann Gannon
1981 Valerie Spagnle Maureen O’Reilly
1980 Margo Mackey Mary Lynch
1979 Patty Roxbee Margo Mackey
1978 Claire Barrett Irene Wheeler
1977 Katie O’Keefe Eileen McNolty
1976 Rosemary Hartigan Kathie Roxbee
Year Miss Ireland Miss Irish American
1975 Jamie O’Donovan Sheila Keehan
1974 Bridie Smyth Nora O’Keefe
1973 Edna Farrell Eileen Shields
1972 Helen Kellegher Linda Beers
1971 Mary Joyce Irene Devlin
1970 Catherine Cullagh Bonnie McNolty
1969 Pam White Catherine Thompson
1968 Elizabeth Smyth Elizabeth Dalton
1967 Ruby Ashenhurst Mary Flynn
1966 Maureen Canning Rita Manning
1965 Grace Tighe Patricia Collins
1964 Marglin Reardon Margaret Farrell
1963 Patricia Foley Katherine Hanrahan
1962 Mary McArdle Eileen Sullivan
1961 Mary Foley Nancy Griswold
1960 Mary Sheehan Patricia Griffiths
1959 Mary Theresa Corry Patricia O’Connor
1958 Susan Smith Mary Manning
1957 Mary McArdle Maureen Hanrahan
1956 Mary McCarty Maureen Earl
7:30 pm Committee meeting: WHIAC @ West Haven Elks
Committee meeting: WHIAC @ West Haven Elks
Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Parade Committee meeting, hosted by the West Haven Irish American Club, at the West Haven Elks, 265 Main Street, West Haven, CT. Meeting begin at 7:30 pm, Subcommittee meetings begin at 6:30. Meetings are for committee members only. If you would like to join the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, please contact[...]

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