2004-03-05 / Community

Hundreds Turn Out To See Sullivan Honored

Hundreds Turn Out To See Sullivan Honored


Sullivan’s mother Rosemary, right, his sister Rosemary, center, and Beverly Baxter, a close family friend, left, hold a copy of the street sign honoring James Conway Sullivan.Sullivan’s mother Rosemary, right, his sister Rosemary, center, and Beverly Baxter, a close family friend, left, hold a copy of the street sign honoring James Conway Sullivan.
City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. was the master of ceremonies.City Councilman Joseph Addabbo Jr. was the master of ceremonies.Sullivan’s brother Danny thanked everyone for turning out, and joked that James might have been playing a joke on everyone when Rockaway was socked by a blizzard on day the ceremony was originally scheduled to take place. Saturday’s weather was sunny and mild.Sullivan’s brother Danny thanked everyone for turning out, and joked that James might have been playing a joke on everyone when Rockaway was socked by a blizzard on day the ceremony was originally scheduled to take place. Saturday’s weather was sunny and mild.

The Sullivan family presented close friend Beverly Baxter, who Sullivan’s sister Rosemary described as the sister she never had, with flowers.The Sullivan family presented close friend Beverly Baxter, who Sullivan’s sister Rosemary described as the sister she never had, with flowers.Zandra Meyers recalled her days working with James at the Claddagh Inn, and said that she was proud to support the street naming as a member of Community Board 14. Congressman Anthony Weiner, right, looks on.Zandra Meyers recalled her days working with James at the Claddagh Inn, and said that she was proud to support the street naming as a member of Community Board 14. Congressman Anthony Weiner, right, looks on.

A who’s who of Rockaway including several politicians and community representatives turned out last Saturday to see Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 105 Street named in memory of James Conway Sullivan, founder of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, president of Community School Board 27 and local legend.A who’s who of Rockaway including several politicians and community representatives turned out last Saturday to see Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 105 Street named in memory of James Conway Sullivan, founder of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, president of Community School Board 27 and local legend.More than 200 people witnessed the “James Conway Sullivan Boulevard” unveiling.More than 200 people witnessed the “James Conway Sullivan Boulevard” unveiling.

The County Tyrone pipe band warmed up on Rockaway Beach Boulevard before the ceremony got started.The County Tyrone pipe band warmed up on Rockaway Beach Boulevard before the ceremony got started.Joseph Burns lightened the mood with a few witty remarks about Sullivan, which the crowd enjoyed.Joseph Burns lightened the mood with a few witty remarks about Sullivan, which the crowd enjoyed.

Sister Mary Beatta sang “When New York Was Irish.” Owen Baxter, left, sang the National Anthem and two of James’ favorite rebel songs: “Sean South of Garryowen” and “The Wild Colonial Boy.”Sister Mary Beatta sang “When New York Was Irish.” Owen Baxter, left, sang the National Anthem and two of James’ favorite rebel songs: “Sean South of Garryowen” and “The Wild Colonial Boy.”

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