Tag Archives: In Memoriam
Mary O’Kane

Rest in Peace, Mary O’Kane

The beloved member of Philly’s irish community passed away this week. We’ll have more to share in coming days.

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Paul J. Phillips Jr.

He Was a True Gentleman in Every Way’

Friends remember Paul J. Phillips, Jr., longtime member of the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade board, and 1995 grand marshal.

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Farewell to Paul J. Phillips, Jr.

The longtime and beloved parade board member died this week. We share our memories of him in photos.

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“He Still Has Us Laughing:” Knute Bonner Remembered

Friends share their stories about a former St. Patrick’s Day grand marshal, World War II vet, and one hell of an Irishman.

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Farewell to Knute Bonner

Philadelphia has lost one of its most beloved characters. In much the same way he used to describe his peers, Knute Bonner was a true Irishman. We share our memories in photos, and with a video clip that showed him fine voice.

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A Leprechaun, Remembered

Ed Slivak, known and loved as “The Leprechaun” of Montgomery County’s AOH Division 1, passed away this week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam―May his soul be at God’s right hand.

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Collin Abrams

Remembering Collin Abrams

Family, friends, and members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums honor the memory of a young man whose life was cut short just as he was about to realize his life’s ambition … to become a Philadelphia firefighter.

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Mike Rafferty, playing at the Philadelphia Irish Center in 2006.

In Memory of Mike Rafferty

Well-known Irish singer-songwriter Gabriel Donohue recalls his friend, the late great “Raff.”

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