Grand Marshal

Our 12th Grand Marshal
Brandon King – Safety – New England Patriots

Brandon King is an safety for the New England Patriots. He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and would later win Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Auburn in his final two years of collegiate eligibility, after spending his freshman and sophomore seasons playing at Highland Community College.

Past Grand Marshals

Our 11th Grand Marshal
Ryan Delaire – Defensive End – Carolina Panthers

Ryan DelaireRyan Delaire is an defensive end that currently plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Towson. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015.

Our 10th Grand Marshal
Cindy Fitzgibbon – Meteorologist –  NewsCenter 5

Cindy-Fitzgibbon-jpgCindy Fitzgibbon, who joined WCVB-TV 5 as the meteorologist for NewsCenter 5’s EyeOpener, said she has wanted to be a meteorologist since the sixth grade. “I have always been a weather nerd. I love the change that weather brings every day,” she said. Fitzgibbon, a native New Englander, grew up in Windham, Maine. Fitzgibbon studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Vermont, has forecast the weather for 17 years and spent the last decade as a meteorologist in Boston. After getting her degree in meteorology, Fitzgibbon started her career in Bismarck, N.D., and worked in Burlington, Vt. and Fort Myers, Fla., before coming to Boston in 2002. She has been nominated for three Emmy awards.

Our 9th Grand Marshal
Charlie Moore – The Mad Fisherman

Charlie-Moore-12172013One of country’s most well-known anglers, Moore hosts Charlie Moore Outdoors on NESN and Charlie Moore: No Offence on the NBC Sports Network. The TV personality is known for his fast-talking and sometimes brash hosting style. He is regularly joined by a cast of celebrity guests on his show, ranging from New England Patriots players to actors. He is also the recipient of four New England Emmy Awards and is a member of the New England Sports Hall of Fame. His memoir, The Mad Fisherman, was published in 2008 chronicling his path from unemployment and near-poverty to celebrated host of two top-rated sports television programs.

Our 8th Grand Marshal

Derek SandersonOur Eighth Grand Marshal was former Boston Bruin, Derek Sanderson. In 1969-70, the Boston Bruins made it to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they faced off against the St. Louis Blues. The series went to a fourth game where Boston was leading the best-of-seven series three games to none. After three periods, both teams were tied 3-3, and the fourth game would need overtime. After only 40 seconds of overtime, Bobby Orr scored the game winning goal for the Bruins to clinch their first Stanley Cup in 29 years. Often overlooked though was that Sanderson was the player who passed the puck to Bobby Orr for that goal.

Our 7th Grand Marshal

Our Seventh Grand Marshal was Dick and Rick Hoyt, better known as “Team Hoyt”. In the photo at left, Dick Hoyt pushing his son, Rick, in their first Boston Marathon (1981).

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Our 6th Grand Marshal

Our Sixth Grand Marshal was “Irish” Micky Ward, native son of Lowell Ma., whose life and climb to the top of the boxing world is played out on the big screen in the Oscar Nominated film “The Fighter”.

Our 5th Grand Marshal

Our Fifth Grand Marshal was former Mayor of Boston and past ambassador to the Vatican Raymond Flynn.

Our 4th Grand Marshal

Our Fourth Grand Marshal was Boston Bruin’s legendary tough guy Terry O’Reilly (pictured on far right with green shirt).

Our 3rd Grand Marshal

Our Third Grand Marshal was Boston’s Fox 25 News celebrity Doug Meehan.

Our 2nd Grand Marshal

Our Second Grand Marshal was none other than The Boston Bruin’s legend Bobby Orr.

Our 1st Grand Marshal

Our First Parade featured then Boston Police Commisioner Kathleen O’Toole who now serves as Ireland’s Chief Inspector of The Garda Inspectorate.

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