Patrick O'Neill's favorite plane, a B-17, and his favorite rank, captain, 1944.

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Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ Patrick O’Neill. Patrick O’Neill 1915–2018 Patrick H. O’Neill passed at the age of 102 at his residence in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was born in Cordova, Alaska in 1915 to parents Harry O’Neill and Florence Leahy and grew up as the seventh of 12 children in a big Irish family. Early in life, Patrick found...

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Robert Kennedy and Bill Barry hit it off they met in the FBI office in New York.

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Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ William “Bill” Barry 1927 – 2018 Bill Barry. Bill Barry, who grabbed Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin’s gun and prevented many other deaths on that fateful night in 1968, passed away on October 9, at age 91 in his New York suburban home. To the end of his life, Bill unfairly blamed himself for what happened to Robert F....

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Jeremy Ullick Brown 1939 – 2014 Jeremy Ullick Browne, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and heir of Grace O’Malley of Westport House, passed away on July 22. He was 75. Brown helped to reinvigorate his family’s dwindling fortunes and Westport House itself when he opened it up to tourists in 1960, making Westport House one of the most widely known and visited tourist attractions in Ireland. The...

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A tribute to some of the fine Irish-Americans who touched our  lives Of the thousands of men and women who have given their lives in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the deaths of three young Irish-Americans from the New York area brought home the terrible price of war. The funeral of Captain John F. McKenna took place on August 25 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Brooklyn....

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Recent passings in the Irish and Irish American communities. ℘℘℘ Al Gavin Al Gavin at the Top 100 Awards in March. Legendary boxing cutman Al Gavin passed away after suffering a stroke on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at the age of 70. The Brooklyn-bred retired landscaper was best known for his ability to quell the blood-flow of boxing wounds for such fighters as Lennox Lewis, Oscar de la Hoya and...

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