Resolution J646-2013

Honoring Thomas A. Glynn Jr. on being named the Grand Marshal of the 16th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade on March 23, 2013



  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Thomas A. Glynn Jr. upon the occasion of
being  named  the  Grand Marshal of the 16th Annual Rockville Centre St.
Patrick's Parade on March 23, 2013

WHEREAS, Saint Patrick's Day is a time for people of  all  nationalities
and  generations to assemble and celebrate the rich culture and heritage
of the Irish people throughout these United States; and
  WHEREAS, A Saint Patrick's parade reflects  and  records  the  ongoing
history  of  the  United  States  and  Ireland  and  highlights the many
contributions and historical accomplishments of the Irish  community  in
this diverse land; and
  WHEREAS,  Rockville  Centre's  St. Patrick's Parade was established on
March 22, 1997 and remains dedicated to  promoting  Irish  heritage  and
culture,  family  and patriotic values; to promoting and annually finan-
cially supporting a national, an Irish, and a Rockville  Centre  focused
charity;  and  to  contributing to the good and welfare of the residents
and businesses of Rockville Centre; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  honor  Thomas  A.
Glynn  Jr.  upon the occasion of his designation as the Grand Marshal of
the 16th Annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday, March
23, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas A. Glynn Jr., the fourth of the six  children  of  the
late  Thomas  Glynn  Sr.  and  Madeline Glynn, is a lifelong resident of
Rockville Centre; and
  WHEREAS, After graduating from St. Agnes  Elementary  School  and  the
Mount St. Michael Academy in the Bronx, Thomas Glynn attended St. John's
University before graduating from the American Academy McAllister Insti-
tute of Funeral Service; and
  WHEREAS, Tom and his beloved wife Eileen were married on June 24, 1967
and  just  celebrated  their forty-fifth anniversary; they are the proud
and loving parents of five children:  Eileen  and  her  husband  Michael
Ripa,  Thomas  III  and  his  wife  Claire,  Madeline and the late Glenn
Fitzpatrick, John and his wife Erin, and Rockville Centre Village  Trus-
tee  Kevin  Glynn  and  have also been blessed with seven grandchildren:
John, Michael, Jennifer, Emily, Anna, Grace and Maddie; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas A. Glynn Jr. is a lifelong parishioner  of  St.  Agnes
Cathedral where he serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector and where
he  attends  Mass  every  morning;  he  is a fourth degree member of the
Knights of Columbus Father Joseph O'Connell Council and  is  a  longtime
member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians as well; and
  WHEREAS,  Thomas  A.  Glynn  Jr. is, in addition, honored to serve the
residents of the Village of Rockville Centre as a fifty-one year  member
of the Rockville Centre Fire Department, during which time he has served
in many capacities, including Chief of the Department; and
  WHEREAS,  Thomas  A.  Glynn  Jr.  is  a valued member, as well, of the
Fourth Battalion Chiefs Association and the New York  State  Association
of Fire Chiefs; and
  WHEREAS,  He has served as a Rockville Centre Village Trustee and as a
Nassau County Legislator for the Fifth Legislative District and  contin-
ues  to  serve  his community and his neighbors as a member of the Rock-
ville Centre Lions Club, the Rockville Centre Community Fund, and  as  a
member  of  the  Board  of  the  Rockville Centre F.O.S.S.I. (Friends of
Senior Services Inc.); and
  WHEREAS, Thomas A. Glynn Jr.  believes,  however,  that  his  greatest
honor  in  service  to  his community is as the owner and manager of the
Thomas A.  Glynn & Son Funeral Home in Rockville Centre,  where  he  has

been  appreciated  and honored time and time again for his compassionate
service to the families of his beloved community; and
  WHEREAS,  Active in his profession as well as his community, Thomas A.
Glynn Jr. is a member of the Nassau-Suffolk  Funeral  Directors  Associ-
ation,  the  New  York  State  Funeral  Directors  Association,  and the
National Funeral Directors Association; and
  WHEREAS, Each year as we honor St. Patrick, whose life mirrored a deep
and abiding example of the challenges of sainthood, we  are  mindful  of
the  history  of the Irish people and their struggle against oppression,
religious intolerance and political, social and economic barriers; and
  WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Parade  celebrates  the  spirit,  purity  and
strength  of  the  Irish Culture and its fine traditions and provides an
opportunity for people of all generations to assemble  in  ethnic  pride
and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice  to  serve as a Grand Marshal of the 2013
Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Parade, Thomas A. Glynn Jr. embodies  the
spirit  and  the  cherished ideals and values of Irish-Americans of this
great State and Nation; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Thomas  A.  Glynn  Jr. upon the occasion of being named the Grand
Marshal of the 16th Annual Rockville  Centre  St.  Patrick's  Parade  on
March 23, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas A. Glynn Jr.


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