St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 Press Release
THE 14TH ANNUAL EASTCHESTER ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY MARCH 11, 2018 AT 3:00 P.M. ON ROUTE 22. THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR GRAND MARSHAL IS:
HON. SHEILA MARCOTTE
Volunteer, Realtor, Former Elected Official
Sheila Marcotte, a resident of Tuckahoe, well known for her community service as a volunteer, licensed realtor and elected official, has been named by the Eastchester Irish-American Social Club (EIASC) as Grand Marshal for the EIASC’s 14th Annual Eastchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Marcotte was born and raised in Framingham, MA, and moved to New York in 1983 to attend the College of New Rochelle where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in education. Upon graduation in 1987, she remained in New York and began a career in finance for the brokerage firm of EF Hutton. In 1991, she married Tom Marcotte and eventually left Wall Street, as a vice president for Lehman Brothers on the retail high-yield trading desk, to raise their family.
In 1998, Marcotte moved to the Village of Tuckahoe where her application to volunteer with the village led to an appointment on the Library board in 1999. After serving as secretary to the Library board, she was appointed as a commissioner on the Village Planning Board. In October 2001, the Tuckahoe Village Board appointed her as Trustee and she was elected to that position the following March. Marcotte was appointed to the Eastchester Town Board in 2004 and was twice elected to that seat.
In the spring of 2010, Marcotte won a special election as Westchester County Legislator for District10 which covers Eastchester, Tuckahoe and about one half of New Rochelle. She served on the county board for seven and a half years with two terms as chair, budget and appropriations, and four terms on legislation, seniors and environmental committees.
Marcotte has been a licensed realtor for 24 years and is with Steckler Real Estate. She continues to volunteer with various community projects including the Eastchester Historical Society, Meals on Wheels and Snow Angels, a program that coordinates volunteers to help remove snow for those who are unable to do so. She and Tom have four children, Thomas, Meghan, Matthew and Kevin.
Marcotte has volunteered with the EIASC for several years as one the St. Patrick’s Day parade emcees announcing commentary and background information on the marchers to the assembled crowds. As Grand Marshal, she has selected as aides, her sister Colleen Chesmore and daughter Meghan Marcotte.
She traces her Irish heritage from her father, Richard Chesmore, with her paternal great grandparents, Michael F. Carr and Ellen Joyce, hailing from Louisburgh, County Mayo, and coming to the United States in the late 1800s. Carr and Joyce were married in 1895 in Framingham. They had 12 children—one of whom was Sarah Carr. Richard Chesmore, is the son of Sarah Carr and Earl Heath Chesmore who married in 1928. The Chesmore family name can be traced back to 1715, in Holliston, MA, beginning with Jessie and Samuel Lovering, both of whom fought in the American Revolution.
PLEASE NOTE THE PARADE’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL WILL BE AT THE GREENTREE COUNTRY CLUB
IN NEW ROCHELLE, NY ON SATURDAY EVENING MARCH 3TH.
TICKET INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT EASTCHESTERIRISH.ORG OR BY EMAIL TO
NANCY HEFFERNAN AT MROMJM@OPTONLINE.NET
PARADE SPONSORSHIP REQUEST FORMS ARE AVAILABLE.
ALL JOURNAL ADS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.