No. Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick's Day Parade

2020 Grand Marshal

Elizabeth "Liz" Flannery

Liz Flannery was born in New York City to Mary O’Flaherty and Robert Frankenberry. Her mother is from the County of Limerick. Before her mother left for America, she voted in the first election of the Free Ireland for Eamon De Velara.

Liz lived in New York City until she graduated the 8th grade from Lady of Good Council at 91st Street. Her family then moved to Shrub Oak, NY. In 1957, Liz graduated from Lakeland High School, where she excelled in track. She won medals in the 100 and 220 yard dash. She later used her love of sports, her strong competitive nature and love of children to help form and run a track team at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. Liz married Frank Flannery in November 1960. After forty-nine years of marriage, Frank passed away in 2009. They were blessed with having six children: Ann Marie, Elizabeth, Kathleen, Michael, Frank and Joseph.

Liz entered the workforce as a teenager working at Grant’s department store in Peekskill as a credit manager. After her youngest started school, Liz went to college to take accounting and business classes. In 1982, she began working for Joe Foley Sr., then Joe Foley, Jr. at Foley Graphics in Yorktown Heights as a bookkeeper and human resources manager. She retired from Foley Graphics in May 2018.

Liz has a tremendous love for her church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and is a very active member in her parish and its organizations, including the Altar and Rosary Society, St. Ignatius study group and the Seton book club. Liz helped fund and organize the creation of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. She has volunteered as a gym teacher, Girl Scout leader, and fund raiser and also helped organize the youth group trip to Denver, Dunwoodie, and Central Park for the visit of Pope John Paul II. Liz was also President of the Respect Life Society and has worked tirelessly over the years as an active member of the Irish American Social Club of Northern Westchester and Putnam Counties.

Liz has a love of, and passion for, Irish history, music and traditions. Liz is an active member of the Irish American Social Club and has marched with the Club in countless St. Patrick’s Day parades in Mahopac, New York City and Mt. Kisco. Liz has marched in these parades with not only her own children, but with her grandchildren as well. Liz is very proud of not only all of her children, but her 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, which span across four states.

Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
960 Route 6, Suite 230
Mahopac, New York 10541


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