LSB Christmas Party 2018

It's Christmas time!

Sunday December 9th, 2018 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 2rd *

There will be NO tickets sold at the door!

For tickets call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230

It's Christmas time!

November 2018 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Mary McDermott, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Mark Fitzpatrick, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott, Jim Gallagher and Jim Keaney

Apologies for omitting the October minutes.

The 2018 Christmas Dance is December 9th at the ICC in Canton from 4-8pm. Music will be provided by Kathy and the Irish Americans. Please join us for a great evening. Tickets are $25 (children are free) and must be ordered by December 2nd. Please call Cathy Mawn to reserve your tickets at 617-549-3230. Donations for the Christmas Party raffle are greatly appreciated!

The 2019 Leitrim Guardian will not be released until November 30th. We are looking into ordering copies for those who would like to order. More details to follow.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eugene Greenan R.I.P. and his family for the loss of his wife and long time member, Kathleen.

Members need to renew their membership for 2019 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $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 4, 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!!

September 2018 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott and Jim Keaney

The 2018 Christmas Dance is December 9th at the ICC in Canton from 4-8pm. Music will be provided by Kathy and the Irish Americans. Please join us for a great evening.

We are looking into dates for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Details will be shared at the October meeting.

Members need to renew their Membership for 2018 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

Margaret Cunningham, sister of Joe Clancy passed away in Ireland recently. We would like to extend our condolences to Joe and Geraldine on the loss of their sister. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA. on Tuesday, October 2nd, 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!!

Brendan Charles Gingras R.I.P.

We are very sorry to share the news that Brendan Charles Gingras son of Kathy Mawn and Stepfather Jimmy Mawn passed away tragically in a car accident on Friday, April 20th while traveling in Arizona with friends.

Brendan was only 28. Brendan will be waked on Thursday, April 26th from 4-8 PM at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St., Norwood.

The Funeral Mass will take place on Friday at 11 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Norwood. Following the Mass, burial will take place at Mt. Benedict Cemetery.

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Obituary Notice from Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, Norwood, MA.

GINGRAS, Brendan Charles age 28, of Norwood, MA, tragically passed away in a car accident on April 20, 2018 while traveling in Arizona with friends.

Brendan is survived by his loving parents: Kathleen (Maloney) Mawn and stepfather Michael “Jimmy” Mawn of Norwood, and Earl Gingras of Milton. Brother of twin, Daniel Gingras of Norwood, Philip Gingras and his fiancé Katie Basilotto of Plainville; his step-siblings: Michael and wife Karen Mawn of Walpole, Dennis Mawn, Joseph Mawn both of Norwood and Kerin (Mawn) Sullivan and her husband Mark of Wrentham.

Brendan was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Allen “Pop Pop” and Catherine “Nana” (Murphy) Maloney of Norwood, Richard “Grandpa Dick” and Bjorg “Bestemor” Gingras of Milton. Brendan is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A 2007 graduate of Walpole High School, Brendan worked as a personal assistant to a professional disc golfer. Brendan’s work allowed him to fulfill his love for travel, nature, disc golf, music, and animals, especially dogs.

Upon overcoming his own challenges, Brendan developed a passion for aiding others who battle substance abuse issues, including facilitating access to treatment and a support network. Brendan will be remembered for his big heart and endearing personality.

Funeral from the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home 1248 Washington St. Norwood, Friday April 27, 2018 at 10am followed by a funeral mass at 11am in St. Catherine of Siena Church Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 4-8pm.

Following the funeral mass burial will be at Mt. Benedict Cemetery, Boston, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Brendan’s memory to the National Institute on Drug Abuse www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/donating-to-nida or the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.mspca.org/donate-now/.

Patrick J. Mawn Jr., R.I.P.

We are very sorry to announce that Patrick J. Mawn Jr.(49) a long time friend and patron of the Leitrim Society of Boston, son of Glenfarne native Paddy Mawn, died suddenly due to illness on St. Patrick’s Day, 2018. Patrick was very fond of his Leitrim roots and regularly spoke of the great times he had spent there on vacation.

Patrick’s wake will be on Thursday, March 22nd from 4-8 PM. at the Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring Street, Whitinsville, MA. On Friday, March 23rd, the Funeral Mass will be at St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross Street, Whitinsville at 10 AM. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Please keep his many family and friends in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Also, please share this news with anyone from the Leitrim Society.

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Obituary Notice from Jackman Funeral Home, Whitinsville, MA.

Northbridge – Patrick J. Mawn Jr. 49, of Mendon St. Blackstone, passed away on St. Patrick’s Day, Sat. March 17, 2018, at his home after being stricken ill.

He is survived by his 2 children Chloe S. Mawn of Northbridge, and Wesley A. Mawn of Douglas; his father Patrick J. Mawn Sr. of Whitinsville; his companion Marlene Saucier of Blackstone, with whom he lived; 2 brothers, Sean M. Mawn and his wife Holly of Northbridge, and Danny B. Mawn and his wife Stephanie of Whitinsville; a sister Erin M. Mawn and her fiancé Sean Madore of Webster; his former wife Heather M. McKeon Mawn of Douglas, and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends. He was predeceased by an infant brother Kevin Mawn, and he was son of the late Kathleen (Wynn) Mawn.

Patrick was born in Winchester, MA on September 23, 1968, and lived in Northbridge most of his life. He owned and operated P.J. Mawn Excavating Inc., working mostly out of Boston and the South Shore, which he loved. He also spent some time in Jupiter FL., working construction and chartering yachts. A graduate of Northbridge High School, Class of 1986, he was fun loving, generous to a fault, and would help anyone in need. He enjoyed the ocean, being outside, working, music, and his trips to Ireland. Family was most important to Patrick especially spending time with his children, and going out to lunch with his father.

His Funeral will be held from Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St. Whitinsville on Fri. March 23 at 10 AM in St. Patrick’s Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Thurs. March 22 from 4-8 PM. To continue Patrick’s legacy memorial donations may be made to the Patrick J. Mawn Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union, 1298 Providence Rd., Whitinsville, MA 01588

To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: www.Jackmanfuneralhomes.com

March 2018 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Nelba and Mark Fitzpatrick, Jim Gallagher, Frank Gallagher, Connie and Mary McEleney, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Cathy Mawn, Bridie McDermott and Jim Keaney

The 2018 Spring Dance is March 24th at the ICC in Canton from 7-11pm. Music will be provided by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Please join us for a great evening.  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

The 2018 Leitrim Society Memorial Mass will be held at the ICC on Sunday April 8th at 11am with and Irish breakfast following the mass for $15.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Details and a sign up sheet will be available at the Spring Dance.

Members need to renew their membership for 2018 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

On May 6th, the Leitrim footballers will be playing the New York Club in the Connacht Men’s GAA Senior Championship Quarter Final at Gaelic Park in New York.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, Ma. on Tuesday, April 3rd, 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!!

The Leitrim Society would like to wish all our members a happy and holy Easter!

February 2018 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

Present – Derek Mawn, Mary McDermott, Nelba and Mark Fitzpatrick, Jim Gallagher, Noel Murphy, Charlie Mawn, Phil & Peggy Bohan, Cathy Mawn, Theresa Wilson, Bridie McDermott and Jim Keaney.

The 2018 Spring Dance is March 24th at the ICC in Canton from 7-11pm. Music will be provided by Margaret Dalton and Erin’s Melody. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. Please join us for a great evening.

We are looking into dates in the Spring 2018 for another volunteer event at the Greater Boston Food Bank. Details and a sign up sheet will be available at the Spring Dance.

The 2018 Leitrim Society Memorial Mass will be held at the ICC on Sunday April 8th at 11am with and Irish breakfast following the mass for $15.

Members need to renew their membership for 2018 for the Society. Dues remain the same- $20 per family and $10 per individual member.

Francis J Hartigan passed away on January 18th. We would like to extend our condolences to PJ, Breda and Colette Hartigan on the loss of their brother. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

If anyone is still interested in the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Leitrim Guardian, please call Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230. Copies are $25 and will be mailed directly to your home.

There was a benefit held in New York for Lisa Cullen, native of Drumkeeran, and baby Kayden on February 11, 2018. A donation was made to this worthy cause on behalf of the Leitrim Society. If anyone wishes to make a further donation to this worthy cause, go to this GoFundMe page for information.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop, 782 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA. on Tuesday, March 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!!

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