HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Former Holyoke city councilor Patricia Devine will lead next year’s Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade as grand marshal.
It was an emotional moment as the veteran parade committee member learned the committee had chosen her for the prestigious role in the 2016 parade.
Patricia Devine spoke with 22News about receiving this rare honor. “This is the most wonderful thing that ever happened to me. The parade committee is a special group of people, they’re like family,” said Devine.
“It was a great honor to represent the parade committee in Holyoke, the Irish community in the events we’ve had during the past 12 months,” said Ray Feyre.
The 65th Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade will be held on March 20th, 2016.