Resolution J937-2013

Honoring Marianna Murray O'Connor upon the occasion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Marianna Murray O'Connor upon the occa-
sion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual  Bay  Ridge
St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. 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 the United States; and
  WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records  the  ongoing
history  of  the United States and Ireland, and provides opportunity for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Marianna Murray O'Connor upon the occasion of her designation as  Deputy
Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held
on Sunday, March 24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Marianna  Murray  O'Connor was born and raised in Bay Ridge;
her parents were Peter and Theresa Kane Murray; and
  WHEREAS, Her father was born and raised in Tuam, County Galway and her
maternal grandparents were born in the County Armagh; proud of her Irish
heritage, Marianna Murray O'Connor has  visited  the  "Murray  Farm"  in
Ireland many times throughout the years; and
  WHEREAS, Marianna has fond childhood memories of the Kane family gath-
erings  in Bay Ridge, which always included playing old 78 Irish records
on the victrola and waltzing around the parlor; and
  WHEREAS, Her parents were beautiful Irish waltzers who met at a  dance
at the Leitrim House on 59th Street in Manhattan in the early 1950s; and
  WHEREAS,  Marianna  Murray  O'Connor  attended  Saint Ephrem's Grammar
School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School; after graduating from
the Wood Secretarial School, she worked as a legal secretary in  Manhat-
tan for 10 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Marianna  Murray O'Connor received her Bachelors degree from
Saint Joseph's College; and
  WHEREAS, In January of 1988, Marianna Murray O'Connor entered the NYPD
Police Academy and worked on  patrol  in  Brooklyn  in  the  61  and  67
Precincts  as  well as the Brooklyn South Task Force until her promotion
to Sergeant in December of 1996; and
  WHEREAS, After a year as patrol supervisor in the 76 Precinct, Marian-
na Murray O'Connor was transferred to the Employee  Management  Division
of  the  Personnel Bureau to help start up a new unit where police offi-
cers work off-duty in uniform for private companies; she remained in the
Paid Detail Unit until her retirement in 2009; and
  WHEREAS, Marianna Murray O'Connor has always been a proud  and  active
member  of  both  the  Irish  and  Bay Ridge communities; now a Lifetime
member of BRAVO Volunteer Ambulance  Service,  she  volunteered  for  20
years,  from  1982  to  2002,  as  a  New York State Certified Emergency
Medical Technician, Dispatcher, Board of Director, and served on various
other committees within the organization; and
  WHEREAS, Marianna Murray O'Connor joined the NYPD Emerald  Society  in
1988,  and served as a Delegate, Board Trustee, Corresponding Secretary,
Vice President Manhattan South and Financial Secretary until her retire-
ment in 2009; and
  WHEREAS, From 2004-2006, Marianna Murray O'Connor was the President of
Saint Ephrem's Rosary Society, and still remains active today; and
  WHEREAS, Since 2007, Marianna Murray O'Connor has been a member of the
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division No. 22 in Bay Ridge; and

  WHEREAS, She met the love of her life, Matty O'Connor, now  a  retired
NYPD  sergeant,  when  they  worked  together in the Brooklyn South Task
Force; the couple has been happily married for five years; and
  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice for Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Marianna Murray  O'Connor  embodies  the
spirit  and  the  cherished ideals and values of Irish-Americans of this
great State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Marianna Murray O'Connor upon the occasion of her  designation  as
Deputy  Marshal  of  the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marianna Murray O'Connor.

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