2020 Parade Marshal

Congratulations to the 2020 Parade Marshal Packie Smith!  Packie was raised in the west of Ireland on a farm in County Leitrim. Sports played a big part in his life growing up and a trip with his local Gaelic Football club lead him to New York in 1985. Shortly thereafter, through work he settled in Westfield, MA where he now owns and operates his own roofing business, Lifetime Tilers, Inc.  He and his wife Sheila, who hails from County Longford, have five kids –    Sinead, Aisling, Padraig, Deirdre, and Seamus - all of whom attended St. Mary’s schools in Westfield. Packie returns to his homeland often and remains a longtime supporter of his native Drumreilly Gaelic Football Club.  He is also recognized for his effort to promote the sport for kids here in Western Mass through coaching and sponsorship of the Wolf Tones Gaelic Football Club.
 
You might find Packie enjoying a good Pint of Guinness with friends at the Sons of Erin where he has been a member since 1986.