Senator Marty Golden held a breakfast ceremony this past Saturday honoring local Irish leaders during Irish Heritage Month.
Richard Cannon: A member of the FDNY Emerald Society and the Holy NameSociety, Richard has dedicated his life to helping others. He currently serves as an executive board member of theFDNY Fire Family Transport Foundation, a volunteer with the Wounded Warrior Project, and has worked with the FDNY Burn Center Foundation.
Martin Connelly: Martin served his country honorably in the United States Navy. After his discharge in 1963, Marty returned to Brooklyn, married his wife Patricia, and has been a presence here ever since. His community involvement includes the Boy Scouts of America, PTA president for St. Francis De Sales, the Cort Club, and the American Legion.
Kevin Cottingham: From a Police Officer in the 70 Precinct in 1990 to Sergeant and supervisor of the Borough Wide Community Affairs Unit for Brooklyn in 2005, Kevin found his niche of working with the communities in which he served. We have Kevin to thank
for returning the Great Irish Fair to Brooklyn. Kevin, his wife,and two children, live on Staten Island.
Maureen Stramka: Bay Ridge wouldn’t be the same without Maureen. He routreach includes: BRAVO, The Halloween Walk, the Bay Ridge Lions Club, Ragamuffin Parade, and Community Board 10, among others. She is most proud of her work with the Bay Ridge Community Council, having served as a boardmember, recording secretary, 2nd & 1st VP, and President.