Thursday, March 16, 2017




Middletown woman to be aide to grand marshal at NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade


MIDDLETOWN – Therese Byrne Meyer of Middletown will be the first woman to break Orange County’s “shamrock ceiling” and serve as an aide to the grand marshal of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Meyer was born in County Cork and raised in Orange County. She is president of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Orange County Board and is the first Orange County member elected to the New York State Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Board.

There are 15 aides chosen for this year’s parade grand marshal.

Meyer has “a passion to give back. People need to help each other,” she said. As a cancer survivor, she serves on the American Cancer Society Board of Advisors and has spent 10 years as the volunteer chairwoman for the Goshen “Relay for Life” fundraiser.

She was inspired to break Orange County’s “shamrock ceiling” because “someone has to take the first step. I’m willing to stand up for what’s right.”


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