St. Patrick’s Day Parade scheduled

Members of Parsippanong Post 249 American Legion marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Morristown in previous years

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10 starting at 12:00 Noon. The parade kicks off at Morristown Town Hall and continues down South Street, straight on Washington Street and turns right on Aton Street and ends in the Morristown High School parking lot. This year, John Murphy is the Grand Marshall.

Murphy was born and raised in Morris County. In his early years, John grew up in a section of Morristown called Little Dublin which is in the shadow of Assumption Church, the parish his family belongs to today. His parents, Michael and Bridget, were both born and raised in Ireland. His father hails from County Kerry and his mother from County Clare. After independently immigrating to the United States as young adults, Mike and Bridie met in New York City and decided upon their marriage to make Morristown their home.

John has received numerous Leadership and Achievement Awards from organizations including the first Alex DeCroce Leadership Award by Governor Christie in 2012.

He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Morris Township with their four children.  John is a Financial Advisor at Private Advisor Group in Morristown.