NEW YORK CITY ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE TO MOURN LOSS OF IRISH AUTHOR.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR MARY HIGGINS CLARK DEAD AT 92
“The Irish community in America mourns the loss of the Grand Marshal of the 250th St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Mary Higgins Clark. Her contributions to literary culture cannot be understated, in addition to her dedication to the Irish-American community. We grieve as one, today. While we know that she is no longer with us, we have faith that her legacy will carry on far beyond her 92 years on this earth. We extend our thoughts and prayers to her children, and all who were near and dear to her as they cope with this tragic loss,” said Hilary Beirne, Chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Foundation and Chief Administrator of the St Patrick’s Day Parade”. “Mary Higgins Clark was one of the most gracious ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. We will miss her!”, Beirne added.
“Mary Higgins Clark has been a staple in the Irish-American community for the last nine decades and has made a tremendous impact on American and Irish culture. We will forever remember her for her literary excellence, but also for her dedication to the faith and pride in our heritage. An author’s words transcend generations, and we are confident that they will continue to intrigue readers and inspire those of the Irish-American community for years to come. All Irish-Americans mourn her loss today,” said Sean Lane, Chairman of Board of Directors of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.