Resolution J939-2013

Honoring James Gerard Quigley upon the occasion of his 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 James Gerard Quigley upon the occasion
of his 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
James Gerard Quigley upon the occasion  of  his  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,  James  Gerard  Quigley  is  one of two sons of long-time Bay
Ridge residents, Thomas and Mary Quigley, whose Irish heritage is hailed
from Counties Longford and Mayo; and
  WHEREAS, A life-long  resident  of  Bay  Ridge,  Irish-American  James
Gerard Quigley is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley; in addition to his
more  than  20  year  career in the financial services industry, he is a
business partner in the legendary  Peggy  O'Neill's  in  historic  Coney
Island; and
  WHEREAS,  Deeply passionate about preserving, advocating for and show-
casing Coney Island's iconic reputation as an American playground, James
Gerard Quigley serves on the Coney Island USA Board of Directors; and
  WHEREAS, In this capacity,  James  Gerard  Quigley  works  with  other
seasoned  board  members  to  provide  strategic  direction  over  Coney
Island's cultural initiatives, performing arts, and historical preserva-
tion; and
  WHEREAS, Equally passionate about, and proud  of,  his  Irish-American
heritage,  James  Gerard  Quigley has been a business participant in the
Great Irish Fair and has been  affiliated  with  The  Ancient  Order  of
Hibernians and The Cathedral Club of Brooklyn; and
  WHEREAS,   When  not  working  at  Morgan  Stanley  or  running  Peggy
O'Neill's, James Gerard Quigley enjoys acting as a musician  by  playing
keyboards  and  singing; he currently performs in the Hell or High Water
Band; his hobbies include wine making and beer brewing; and
  WHEREAS, A fitting choice for Deputy Marshal of the  20th  Annual  Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, James Gerard Quigley 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 James Gerard Quigley upon the occasion of his designation as Depu-
ty 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 James Gerard Quigley.

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