Former Cullen man Michael Cremin is to be the Grand – Marshall of the upcoming 29th annual St. Patrick Day’s Parade for North Jersey will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 14. An active member of the community, he has been nominated by the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County. Here is what the article says about him:
Michael Cremin of Dumont, the grand marshal, is originally from Cullen, County Cork, Ireland, the son of the late Edmond and Catherine Cremin.
He worked as an apprentice carpenter before he immigrated to America in 1962. He worked for Pan American and later for United Parcel Service.
In 1969, Cremin married Mary McMorrow from Corry in County Leitrim, Ireland. In 1975, they made the move from the Bronx, N.Y., to Dumont.
They are the proud of two daughters, Sharon and Joan, and grandparents of four grandchildren; Brittany and Bryan, whose parents are Sharon and Robert Hallenbeck, and Shealyn and Kyra, daughters of Joan and Michael O’Connor.
Cremin is an active member of St. John’s Council, 1345, Knights of Columbus, and the Bergen Irish Association, as well as a delegate to the Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County.
He has held various offices in the Bergen Irish Association, as a member of the board of directors, recording secretary and vice president. He has chaired dances and the annual Bergen Irish Association golf outings over the past several years.
An avid golfer, he won the John Gilmore Memorial Trophy at the annual association golf classic.
He was also recipient of the Founders Award at the 2009 Bergen Irish Association’s St. Patrick’s annual dinner-dance.
He commented himself: “It is a great honor to be chosen Grand Marshall of the New Jersey St. Patricks day parade. Mike”
update 18th March: The Parade was cancelled due to terrible weather in the area and has been rescheduled for Sunday March 28th.