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Focus: Sunshine & Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parading

Everyone said it. Sunday was a great day for a parade. And so the marchers marched under sunny skies in the Eighth Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Take a look at some of the sights and folks of the day … (And don’t forget to click in the lower gallery to enlarge and scroll!)

Photos/Sue Hill-Spakowski and Jenny Costello for R-FH Retro

Retro Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parading

Drum roll, bagpipes and march … In time-step with a relatively new Rumson tradition, the borough’s sixth St. Patrick’s Day Parade was on March 10, a precursor to St. Patrick’s Day the following weekend.

Photos of the six-year milestone are still surfacing. So, to commemorate it, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day offer a look back to parades dating back to the first in 2013. Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not make it this year. But, thousands of snapshots have been taken since the parade’s inception.

Take a glimpse at some of the most memorable moments of the annual March march down East River Road … Your favorite year?

— Elaine Van Develde photos

The R-FH Area Weekend: KDM Fun Run, Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fish/Sparerib Dinner

Well, the nor’easter has long passed and the weather forecast for the weekend calls for sun and a lot of warmth in the Rumson-Fair Haven community with some tradition and events for the weekend.

Continue reading The R-FH Area Weekend: KDM Fun Run, Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Fish/Sparerib Dinner

Retro Rumson St. Paddy’s Parade

Well, in time step with a relatively new Rumson tradition, the borough’s fifth St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Sunday.

So, to celebrate the five-year milestone, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day offer a look back to parades of the past four years.

Take a glimpse at some snapshots capturing memorable moments of the March march down East River Road …

— Elaine Van Develde photos

Rumsonite Luann Hughes: Irish Soda Bread Champ

Rumsonite Luann Hughes’ winning Irish soda bread
Photo/courtesy of Luann Hughes

Erin go Luann. She did it. Longtime Rumsonite Luann Hughes won herself a place in Rumson baking history with her first-place win in the  2017 Irish Soda Bread Contest at Oceanic Free Library.

The Thursday contest has become an area tradition and one of many prequels to the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Hughes, who hasn’t given up her ingredient secret, announced on Facebook her win and that she has become among the honorees who “get(s) to help carry the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day parade banner!!!”

She won third place last year. And in addition to the hometown baker prestige, not only did the first-place win this year come with the honor of toting the parade banner, but it also came with a festive four-leaf clover trophy.

Congrats, Luann Hughes! Will your secret ever be revealed?

Services Set for Rumson’s John Sullivan

We, at Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect, extend our deepest sympathies to the Sullivan family and friends of John, whose final moments we saw spent proudly and happily marching in the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday with his buddies in The Briody Bunch.

We are so terribly sorry for your loss. Here are some happy moments to remember John by …

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John’s obituary, courtesy of John E. Day Funeral Home

John C. Sullivan, 78, of Rumson, passed away suddenly, Sunday, March 13.
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He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was an engineer at Bell Labs in Holmdel for 40 years. John was a Knight of Columbus, Red Bank Council 3187 and treasurer of The Briody Bunch of Rumson.

He is survived by: his beloved wife of 43 years, Patricia (nee: Keaveney); his loving children, John P. and wife Kim Tuby, Erin Sullivan, Kevin and wife Nicole Walker and Michael and wife Alyson.

Also surviving are: his dear grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, Shane, Brian, Thomas and Jason.

A life celebration will be at the John E. Day Funeral Home Wednesday, March 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 17 at Holy Cross Church, Rumson.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project 370–7th Ave. 3rd fl. Rm 320 NY, NY 10001 or the charity of your choice appreciated.

 

Got a ‘Furever’ Home for Gertie?

Gertie at the Rumson St. Patrick's Day Parade
Gertie at the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Every week, on Fridays, Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect will now feature pets up for adoption at the Monmouth County SPCA, many  fostered by area residents.

This week the featured four-legged friend looking for a “furever” home is Gertie.

This gal was a marcher in the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Sunday, shown off by her SPCA volunteer, Rumson resident Lisa Palasciano.

To find out more about Gertie or any other pets up for adoption, contact the SPCA at 732-542-0040 and/or click here.

Going Retro with Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade Emcee

JoAnn Pileggi a couple of years ago heading toward the Fair Haven dock.  Photo/Elaine Van Develde
JoAnn Pileggi a couple of years ago heading toward the Fair Haven dock.
Photo/Elaine Van Develde

The third annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade was Sunday. And there were many familiar faces marching and on the grandstand.

One, in particular, on the grandstand for all three years of the new parade tradition, was emcee JoAnn Pileggi.

Pileggi, a TV journalist for NYC’s Fox 5 News and FOX 29philly, is a Fair Haven resident who is married to RFH grad T.J. Foderaro, a longtime journalist who comes from a long line of journalists.

A couple of years ago, this photo of Pileggi was taken as the Fair Haven resident was headed to a concert on the Fair Haven Dock with her children.

Do you know JoAnn?