2008 Morristown Saint Patrick's Day Parade
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The Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Trustees are
pleased to announce the selection of Kevin J. Langan as Grand Marshal of the
2008 Parade. Kevin has been a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
committee for 17 years, serving as treasurer from 1991-2000. Currently,
Kevin is a trustee of the organization. A founding member of the Friendly
Sons of St. Patrick, Kevin served as treasurer of the Friendly Sons from
1986-2000. He and his wife Eileen are also proud members of the Irish
American Association of Northwest Jersey, and they are associate members of
the Emerald Society of Morris County.
The youngest of Anne and
Bernard Langan’s three children, Kevin was educated by the Sisters of
Charity at St. Aloysius Elementary School in Jersey City and by the
Dominican Sisters at St. Mary’s High School in Rutherford. While working at
Morgan Guaranty Trust Company in Manhattan, Kevin met Eileen Redmond, a
former Irish step dance instructor. Kevin and Eileen were married in New
York City on September 4, 1965. Through the early years of their marriage,
Kevin juggled work and education with his growing family. During this time
he also served in the US Army Reserve. In 1967 Kevin graduated from Farleigh
Dickinson University with a BS in Accounting. Since 1971 Kevin has been a
member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA). Kevin
earned his MBA in Accounting and Taxation in 1978 and served as an Associate
Professor of Accounting at FDU from 1978-1990.
Kevin and Eileen feel
blessed to have the love of a large family. Kevin’s brother Bernie and his
wife Marian are residents of Saddle River, NJ. Kevin’s sister Maureen Cole
and her husband Cliff live in Norwell, MA. Kevin and Eileen’s children all
reside in Morris County. Their daughter Theresa Orben and her husband Chuck
live in Wharton. Their daughter Bridget Zambarano and her husband Alan live
in Boonton. Their daughter Patti Coulthurst and her husband David live in
Succasunna. Their daughter Jean Marie Carvajal lives in Morristown, and
their son, Kevin, Jr. and his wife Megan are residents of Morris Township.
Kevin and Eileen’s daughter Dolores passed away in 1973. At last count,
Kevin and Eileen are the proud grandparents of 12 grandchildren: Andrew,
Kenneth, Joseph, Isabel, Grace, Gavin, Timothy, Brendan, Sofia, Derek,
Elizabeth, and Kevin, III. Kevin is quick to remind his children that
additions are always welcome!
Kevin and Eileen were
active parishioners of St. Virgil Church in Morris Plains for 32 years.
Kevin served on the Parish Council and was an usher during their time at St.
Virgil. He remains a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop McLaughlin
Chapter. After raising their family in Morris Plains, Kevin and Eileen moved
to Sparta in October of 2004. Currently, they are parishioners of Our Lady
of the Lake parish in Sparta where Kevin serves on the Parish Finance
Kevin traces his Irish
heritage to his great-grandparents who emigrated from Donegal in the 1840s,
settling in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Eileen’s father emigrated from Arklow,
County Wicklow in 1922 and her maternal
grandparents emigrated from Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny in the late 1890s.
When in Ireland, Kevin and Eileen always spend time visiting cousins.
Kevin is proud to be a part of the effort that goes into making the Morris
County St. Patrick’s Day parade a success, and he values the contributions
the parade makes to Project Children and to the Project Graduation
activities of high schools throughout Morris County. Whether walking at the
head of the parade or in the Fourth Division, Kevin believes it is always a
privilege to march in celebration of the Irish values of Faith, Family, and