Monthly Archives: April 2017

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.

Peter Kenny, R.I.P.

This morning, Thursday April 6th, a long-time member of the Leitrim Society, Peter Kenny, formerly of Glenfarne, passed away. Please keep the members of his family in your thoughts and prayers at this time. Peter will be sadly missed.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Please contact any members to share this sad news.


Obituary Notice from Dolan Funeral Services

Peter Brendan Kenny, of Dorchester, died April 6, 2017 peacefully at home.

Beloved husband of 57 years Maureen (Faherty) Kenny of Dorchester. Loving father of Margie Ryan of Dorchester and her late husband Paul, Bernadette Kenny and her wife Lori Casinghino of Milton, Robyn Londergan of Quincy, Catherine Kenny of Braintree and her late husband Brendan P. McGrath, Mary (Mamie) Kenny and Antonio Maycott of Cambridge, Julie Foley and her husband Mark of Quincy and the late Michael B. Kenny.  Devoted brother of Sr. Inez Kenny and Donal Kenny both of Sligo Ireland, Frank Kenny of Georgia and the late Eileen Paulsen, Hugh Kenny and Terence Kenny. Cherished grandfather of Courtney and Joseph Dion, Maggie, Julie, Patrick, and Sammi Ryan, Michael, Richard, and John Londergan, Liam and Hugh McGrath, Julia McQuaid and Shannon Foley. Devoted Great Grandfather of Peter, Luke, and Maggie Dion. Peter is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and close friends who will miss him dearly.

Peter was born and raised in his beloved Glenfarne, County Leitrim, Ireland. He first came to the United States in 1954 and served in the Unites States Navy as a proud member of the Seabees battalion. He was a member of the McKeon Post in Dorchester, Leitrim Society of Boston, Knights of Columbus, and the Irish Social Club. Peter loved his family who were the cornerstone of his entire life. He will be dearly missed by them and all who had the pleasure to have known him.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday 2-6 PM at Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington Street, DORCHESTER LOWER MILLS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Gregory Church, Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, Monday April 10 at 10:00 AM. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Dorchester.

April 2017 – Meeting Minutes & Updates

The meeting was held on April 4th, 2017 at The Adams Corner Café and Butcher Shop at 782 Adams St., Dorchester.

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

The Spring Dance will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 7-11pm at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.  Erin’s Melody will perform and tickets are $15 per person.  Coffee, Tea, and desserts will be provided.  Donations for the raffle at the Spring Dance are greatly appreciated.

There are some copies of the Leitrim Guardian available to purchase.  They can be purchased for $20.00.  Please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 if you would like to purchase a copy. It can be mailed to you, or delivered locally.

Irish Hearts for Orphans Annual Dance will be held on April 9th from 4-8pm at the Quincy Marriott.  There will be Irish step-dancing, traditional music, Erin’s Melody and Noel Henry’s Irish Show band.  There will be a silent auction and the Grand Prize Raffle is a Gertrude Byrne’s Irish Cruise for 2!  Please support this worthy cause.

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

It is time to renew membership for 2017 for the Society. Dues remain the same with $20 per family and $10 per individual member. There will be a membership table at the Spring Dance to renew membership for 2017.

There is a member from the Somerville area who would be interested in attending our Monthly meetings.  If anyone is available to give her a lift to the meetings, please contact Cathy Mawn at 617-549-3230 for further information.

The next meeting will be held at the Adams Corner Cafe and Butcher Shop 782 Adams Street Dorchester Ma on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm.