Holyoke fondly remembers actress Maureen O’Hara

The film star passed away Saturday morning

This Nov. 8, 2014 file photo Maureen O'Hara arrives at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles. O'Hara,who appeared in such classic films as "The Quiet Man” and How Green Was My Valley," has died. Her manager says O’Hara died in her sleep Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at her home in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – They’ll never forget the day the late movie legend Maureen O’Hara marched in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s parade, and her subsequent visits to Holyoke.

Holyoke attorney Maurice Ferriter was parade president in 1982, when Maureen O’Hara first came to Holyoke as the John F. Kennedy award recipient.

Ferriter’s still has several photos and memories of O’Hara from that day. He told 22News, “Maureen O’Hara came to Holyoke, the tremendous impact she had on the community. She came to Holyoke, she won everybody’s, heart and I think everybody today would miss her, they won’t make the likes of her again.”

The Irish-born film legend passed away Saturday morning at the age of 95.

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