Patrick Loughran’s story begins (literally) on St. Patrick’s Day in year. Pat was born on March 17th at Stamford’s former Saint Joseph’s Hospital. He is the fifth of six children born to Mike and Betty Loughran of Custer Street.
As you may have guessed, with a name like Patrick Loughran, all of his ancestors hail from Ireland. His father’s family is from County Tyrone while his mother’s family is from Counties Galway and Cork.
Patrick’s grandparents brought the family overseas to Stamford where they opened a market on Myrtle Avenue in 1930. They moved to America, but they were still very proud of their Northern-Ireland roots and made a point to pass their Irish pride on to future generations.
Patrick’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Hennessy, proudly served as a Police Officer (PO) with the New York Police Department’s (NYPD’s) 10th Precinct, which included the infamous Hell’s Kitchen area of the city. It came as no surprise to his family that Patrick, too, felt a call to serve Stamford as a PO. He is currently a Sergeant with the Stamford Police Department (SPD) and has served the city in a wide range of assignments during his 33-year tenure.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Pat engages in the Stamford community as a lifetime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). He has participated in nearly all of the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. And, for many years, he has led a procession of the Hibernians from Saint Patrick’s Day Catholic Mass at Saint John’s Basilica to the Stamford Government Center for the AOH’s annual flag-raising ceremony.
Due to Patrick’s Irish luck, he met his wife, Barbara (Bobbi) Kaminski, here in Stamford in 1976. His and Bobbi’s two children were born at Stamford Hospital. Their oldest, Tierney, works as an actuary in the reinsurance industry. Their youngest, Patrick, is currently serving his country overseas as a Captain and Infantry Officer with the United States Marine Corps.
Patrick is proud to have been selected as the 2023 Stamford Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal and he looks forward to seeing everyone at the Grand Marshal’s Dinner on Friday, March 3rd and the Parade on Saturday, March 4th, 2023
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