Friends of St. Patrick Grand Marshal 2015

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Friends of St. Patrick Grand Marshal 2015

A special day awaits long time local resident Michael Tatilian on Sunday March 15, as the Friends of St. Patrick have proudly

selected one of its members to be Grand Marshal of their 65th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

During the early years of the parade’s existence, Michael’s family relocated from New Jersey to Sound Beach where he resides

today with his wife Kathleen and daughter Gabrielle.  Influenced early on by his involvement in the food, beverage, and hospitality

industry, Michael has been a dedicated lifelong participant in the hospitality business, and has been directly involved in all its

phases and aspects.

Being employed at East Wind Caterers for more than 20 years, he has seen and been involved with its growth from its humble

beginnings of The Cottage at East Wind, through the various phases of expansion; to the current elegant The Inn at East Wind

which is host to the Friends of St Patrick’s Annual Cocktail-Dinner Party each year.

Since joining the Friends of St. Patrick in 1998, Mr. Tatilian has held the title of Parade Chairman and is current Vice President. 

Being a man of many hats each worn well during his professional tenure, his talents and expertise have allowed Michael to soar  in

working “behind the scenes” in the preparations in the parade’s annual organizational and fund raising efforts through his hard work

and due diligence. These efforts have proved to be nothing short of remarkable, and the results of which have always proved to be productive and fruitful, making

him a valuable asset to the Friends of St. Patrick organization, and in a role in which he truly enjoys. 

“Being selected to be Grand Marshal of this parade is nothing short of an incredibly great honor” Michael was quoted when asked.  “After all my years in bringing

enjoyable and memorable experiences to literally thousands of people during hundreds of diverse events over the years in the hospitality industry,” he continued; “

it is going to be quite the day to see tens of thousands of  local residents come out, celebrate, and shine in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  I am very humbled yet

elated in my selection, as it’s a day that I’m won’t soon forget and really look forward to.” See 2014’s Grand Marshall.

Michael Tatilian

Grand Marshal 2015

Friends of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 5540, Rocky Point, NY 11778