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Emeritus Members and Deceased Board Members
Patricia A. Donnelly
Honorable William Green
Hon. James F. Kenney
Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, D.D., V.G.
Hon. Francis Rafferty
Fr. Christopher M. Walsh
Deceased Board Members
Honorable Edward J. Blake
Phillip K. Bonner
J. Patrick Brown
Peter J Campbell Jr.
Honorable Vincent Carroll
Msgr. Hubert J. Cartwright
Thomas E. Cassidy
James Cavanaugh, Jr.
James F. Cawley
Rev. Thomas L. Clooney
Honorable John L. Coyle
John A. Cranage
Monsignor John H. Donnelly
Louis V. Farrell
Thomas J. Gibson
James P. Kilgallen
Honorable William M. Lennox
Michael Emmet McCarron
John E. McGinniss
Msgr. John J. McKenna
John P. McNamee
Monsignor Charles Mynaugh
Paul J. Phillips, Jr.*
Bernard A. O'Donnell
Rev. Edward M. Reilly
John J. Reilly
Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Anthony J. Ryan
Edward J. Tallant Jr.
Honorable James H. J. Tate
Rev. Kevin C. Trautner
Monsignor James Vallely
Father Kevin Gallagher and I visited Paul Phillips today and unfortunately about an hour after we left he passed away. Father Kevin had this to say: ” He was surrounded by a lot of love and faith. The last thing I said to him was that it was almost happy hour...and I hear the happy hours are great in heaven! Cheers Paul! Rest in peace!”
Paul was the backbone and moral conscience of our Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board for over 50 years and was the Treasurer for 40 years. If you look up the word gentleman in the dictionary, you will see a photo of Paul. He was very proud of his Bishop Neumann High School Class of 1941 roots and the Grays Ferry section of South Philly. Paul was on more boards and knew more priests and nuns than anyone I have ever known. He was kind to everyone and always had good advice when you needed it. We are all better people for having known Paul ! Paul would have been a young 90yr old this August !
This comes as devastating news to our parade board as Knute Bonner another man with over 50 years on our board passed away just 11 days ago, and Paul’s longtime great friend on the Parade Board Jim Kilgallen’s 3 year anniversary is tomorrow! We will keep you posted on details. Please keep his son Chris and all his family in your prayers.
PHILIP E. "KNUTE", on February 15, 2013, age 87, of S.W. Philadelphia. Retired Philadelphia Police officer. Veteran of the 159th Combat Engineers, Battle of the Bulge survivor, Jewish Concentration Camp liberator. Recipient of the Bronze star and the Purple Heart. Loving husband of 48 years to Patricia D. (nee Noone) Bonner. Father of Mary Beth (Thomas) Ryan, Philip, Jr., Sean K. (Patty), Sheamus (Whitney), Erin (Joseph) Hudyma, Bridget (Brian) Pot, Deirdre (Frank) Hines and the late Patrick Bonner. Also survived by 9 grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass Friday 11:00 AM at Divine Mercy Parish, Good Shepherd Church, 67 and Chester Ave., Phila., PA. 19142, where friends may call from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Friday morning. Friends may also call Thursday Evening from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Good Shepherd Church. Interment SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family prefers contributions to Divine Mercy Parish, 6667 Chester Ave., Phila., Pa 19142.
One of the true giants in the Philadelphia Irish Community
He was a member of AOH 65 Joseph E. Montgomery Division,
St Thomas More, Mayo Association, founder of the Irish of Havertown,
and the unofficial “Mayor” of
Havertown. He was a very important,
influential and respected member of the St. Patrick’s Day Observance
Association, and served as our President in 1999 and 2000. He was elected Grand Marshal of the
Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade in 2004.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time however they will be at
Stretch Funeral Home and St. Denis Church both in Havertown. We will keep
Tommy Moffit has passed
Tommy was classy, respected, shunned the limelight, was a great example for all of us to follow, kind, caring, had a great sense of humor, and loved by all. If you look up the word gentleman in the dictionary, they should remove the text and just put Tommy’s photo there.
To Tommy’s family, thank you for sharing Tommy with all of
us. You are each, one of our own, and there is no way we are going
to let you go through this journey without us. You are just going
to need to send out a lot more Christmas Cards!
To Tommy, no more walker, no more wheelchair, no more arthritis in your fingers, no more nursing home, no more pain. Play that box and smile away, our loss is heavens gain! From now on, whenever we have a major event in the Irish Community, we will have a Box sitting on an empty chair in memory of Tommy.
Tommy no one here wants to say goodbye, no one! So we will just say God Bless, and we’ll see you later.
And I have one final message for
Rest in Peace Tommy, Rest in Peace!