The Society of the Friends of St. Patrick, Troy will hold its 113th Annual Dinner, Saturday evening, March 16, 2019 at 6PM at Franklin Terrace Ballroom on Campbell Avenue Troy. Officers include, Gerard J. McGarvey, Chairman, Kevin M. Hedley, President, Matthew P. McGarvey, Vice President, Tyler P. Fane, Vice President, Hon. Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Toastmaster, Charles J. Diamond, Secretary, Jeanne Carras, Assistant Secretary, Michael J. Sullivan, Treasurer and L. Craig Bryce, Historian.
The Society inducts new directors each year. The new directors include the following five.
Loretta Branigan is an attorney, and has worked for the Hon. Henry F. Zwack as his Principal Court Attorney since 2012. Prior to that, since 1993, she was the Confidential Law Clerk to Hon. Christian F. Hummel, both in Family Court and Surrogate's Court. She is a graduate of Niagara University and Albany Law School; a past president of the Castleton - Schodack Kiwanis; parishioner at Sacred Heart Church in Castleton, where she sings in the choir; and a member of the Troy Kiwanis. Mom to two young adults, Hope Faron, a social worker with Springwell, Inc., of Waltham Massachusetts, and Ted Tobin, an RN on the surgical floor of Glens Falls Hospital. Loretta lives in Troy's Historic Sage with her two black labs, and spends her time gardening, enjoying Troy and traveling to Ireland to visit her extended family.
Dillon Casey is a professional building performance analyst and BPI certified energy auditor. He recently spent time working with
local non-profit organization Commission on Economic Opportunity as a part of their Healthy Homes team. He was instrumental in both the EmPowerNY and Weatherization Assistance programs at CEO - helping local families in need throughout Rensselaer and Washington counties maintain safe, comfortable housing. He attended Troy High School and Corning Community College. Dillon is the grandson of Joe Casey, son of Colleen Casey and takes pride in being a fourth generation Trojan. The Society of the Friends of St. Patrick, Troy dinner has become an annual family tradition attending with father-in law John Mainello, and brothers in law John Kaniff & Josh Teal for the past several years. Dillon currently lives in the Sycaway neighborhood with his wife Angela.