December 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Jim Gallagher, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, and Jim Keaney

The Christmas Party was held on December 10th at the ICC in Canton. It went very well and a good time was had by all. Santa paid a surprise visit and the children were very entertained.
We would like to thank the members who donated gifts for the raffle at the Christmas Party, we greatly appreciate it. You can take a look at some of our photos here!

The 2018 Spring Dance is March 24th. Details to follow in upcoming meeting minutes.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The 2018 Leitrim Guardian is available. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230. Copies must be pre-ordered and will not be available for sale at upcoming functions. The magazine is $25 per issue and will be mailed directly to your home.This is the 50th year of publication, it is a worthy cause to support as it is a pride of the county.

Members need to renew their membership for 2018 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $20 per family and $10 per individual member. Download your form via the membershp page.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA. on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend and most of us arrive early for dinner! We’d like to thank the Adams Corner Café for the generous use of the back room for our meetings. They have been gracious hosts and the food is outstanding! You can have an Irish breakfast(with homemade Irish sausage) for dinner!!

Photos – 2017 Christmas Party

Our 2017 Christmas was held on Sunday December 10th, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton.

Mary Helen (Wynne) Vinciguerra, R.I.P.

Mary Vinciguerra of Randolph, MA, a longtime member of the Leitrim Society of Boston, passed away on November 20th. Please keep her daughter Anne Sicuranza and the rest of her family and friends in your prayers at this time.

Mary is being waked at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 North Main Street, Randolph from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Sunday, November 26th. The Funeral Mass is at 10am Monday, November 27th at St.Bernadette Church in Randolph. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph.

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Obituary Notice from Cartwright Funeral home, Braintree.

VINCIGUERRA, Mary Helen (Wynne) of Randolph, MA for 50 years, formerly from Neponset, passed November 20, 2017 at the age of 84. She is now reunited with her best friend & husband, Ralph V. Vinciguerra, of almost 50 years. Very proud mother of Anne Sicuranza & her best friend Butch of East Boston; Ralph Vinciguerra of New Hampshire; Judi Gosselin & her husband Mark of Melbourne, FL; and Mark Vinciguerra & his wife Ann Marie Vinciguerra of Mansfield, MA.

“Noni” to her special grandchildren Suzanne, Angela, Chris, Sean & his wife Louisa, Lauren, Todd & his wife Colleen, and Tanya. Great Grand Noni to Breigh, Tyler and Molly. She was the daughter of the late Owen & Anne (McTiernan) Wynne from County Leitrim, Ireland. She was predeceased by her brothers Joseph and Owen Wynne. Dear sister in law of Margaret Wynne of Middleboro and the late Eileen Wynne. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Mary was a devoted member of the St. Bernadette’s Parish and served on the Parish Council. She was in the first group sanctioned to serve as a Eucharistic Minister at church services, hospitals and home visitations. Mary always had her special seat at the Beachcomber (Wollaston) to enjoy singing and dancing to Irish bands. She was a Noel Henry groupie and loved her weekends at the Irish Village in Cape Cod.

Mary’s most cherished times were shared with her family, relatives, many cousins and many friends. She was a member of the Boston Leitrim Society in Braintree, Irish Music Club and Irish Pastoral Center.

Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 No. Main Street, Randolph until 9:15AM on Monday followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Bernadette Church, Randolph. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flower, donations can be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38108 or St. Bernadette’s Church,1031 No. Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38108, or St. Bernadette Church, 1031 N. Main St., Randolph MA 02368

November 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Frank Gallagher, Jim Gallagher, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, and Jim Keaney.

The Christmas Party will be held on December 10th from 4pm – 8pm at the ICC in Canton. Kathy and the Irish Americans will perform. Dinner will be served and tickets are $25 for adults (children are free.) Tickets must be ordered by December 3rd. Please contact Cathy Mawn to order tickets at 617-549-3230. If you would like to donate a gift for the raffle at the Christmas Party, we would greatly appreciate it.

The 2018 Spring Dance is March 24th. Details to follow in upcoming meeting minutes.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

The 2018 Leitrim Guardian is available. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230. Copies must be pre-ordered and will not be available for sale at upcoming functions.

There are still some members that need to renew their membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 7:30pm. All are welcome to attend and most of us arrive early for dinner. We would like to thank the Adams Corner Café for the generous use of the back room for our meetings. They have been gracious hosts and the food is outstanding! You can have an Irish breakfast for dinner!!!

LSB Christmas Party 2017

It's Christmas time!

Sunday December 10th, 2017 4-8pm

The Leitrim Society of Boston invites you to our annual Christmas Party at

Irish Cultural Centre
200 New Boston Drive
Canton, MA

Food, Fun Music and a Visit from Santa!
Come enjoy a great family evening.

Tickets $25 (Children eat free)
* Must be purchased in advance by Dec 3rd *

There will be NO tickets sold at the door!

For tickets call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230

It's Christmas time!

October 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on October 3rd, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Mark Fitzpatrick, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan and Jim Keaney.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 10, 2017 at the ICC. Details will follow. Keep the date in your calendar! If you would like to donate a gift for the raffle at the Christmas Party, we would greatly appreciate it.

The date for the 2018 Spring Dance is still being determined and we hope to have more information at the November meeting.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

There are still some members that need to renew their membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester MA on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30pm.

September 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on September 12th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

Present – Derek Mawn, Jim Gallagher, Mark Fitzpatrick, Ita McGrath, Noel Murphy, Jimmy Keaney, Charlie Mawn.

The Christmas Party is booked for December 10, 2017 at the ICC. Details will follow. Keep the date in your calendar!

We are looking into dates in the Fall 2017 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2017 for the Society, a copy of the registration form is available on our membership page  which you can download and submit to us, all details are on the form. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

Following the untimely death of our longtime friend and member Patrick Murphy, the society have made a donation to assist Patrick’s wife and children by donating to a fund setup for their benefit. If anybody would like to contribute a personal donation you may do so by submitting it to
Murphy Children’s Education Funds, c/o Edward Manning, 19 Ryan Dr. Norwood, MA 02062. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

The next meeting is October 3th at 7.30PM. It will be held at the Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.  You must walk through the shop to reach the room at the back. They serve food. We would be delighted to have you join us!

We’re back in action…

Greetings One and All,

Unfortunately our summer is over, but on the bright side, our Leitrim Society activities resume!

We will be having the first meeting of the season on Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, in the back room.

The cafe is located at 782 Adams St., Dorchester. It is on the opposite side of the street to the Eire Pub near the Greenhills Bakery.

The cafe does serve food for those interested.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Patrick Murphy, R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of Manorhamilton native Patrick Murphy, a friend and member of the Leitrim Society of Boston since our inception over 20 years ago.

The always smiling Patrick and his family attended many of our events over the years, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers at this time.

Go bhfaighe a anam agus anamacha na bhfíréan suaimhneas síoraí.

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Obituary Notice from Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, Milton.

Patrick K. Murphy, age 53 of Quincy passed away suddenly August 7th at home. Born and raised in County Leitrim, Ireland, Patrick came to the United States in his early 20’s. He has lived in Quincy for many years and was a devoted father who enjoyed spending time with his children, walking, and swimming.

Patrick had a large circle of friends and was loved by everyone who knew him. Beloved husband of Mary H. (Manning). Father of Isabel, Aidan and Abigail Murphy all of Quincy. Brother of Seamus Murphy and his wife Maeve Costello of Donegal, Ireland, Michael Murphy and his wife Ann of Leitrim, Ireland, Deirdre O’Boyle and her husband Russell of Quincy and Noel Murphy and his wife Marie of Braintree. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and his four legged friends-Lily and Duke.

Funeral mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton Monday at 12 noon.
Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home 326 Granite Ave Milton Sunday from 2-6 pm.
Burial Pine Hill Cemetery, Quincy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Patrick’s memory to the Murphy Children’s Education Funds, c/o Edward Manning, 19 Ryan Dr. Norwood, MA 02062.

Photos – 2017 Spring Dance

Our 2017 Spring Dance was held on Saturday April 8th, 2017 at the Irish Cultural Centre with entertainment provided by Erin’s Melody with Margaret Dalton.