Flaherty Kick Off Breakfast

While honoring the memory of Jimmy Flaherty, a son of South Boston, family, friends and perennial St. Patrick’s Day and Evacuation Day faithful joined the 2018 Henry Knox award winners, which honors community volunteers and unsung heroes of South Boston. Emceed by this year’s Chairman, the inimitable Michael J. Donovan Clerk of Court, who was also honored with an Official City Council Resolution from Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn commending his dedication to the importance of the Evacuation Day Exercises.


As a reminder of the wonderful work of these awardees, a brief recap is highlighted.


Lorraine Linehan feels privileged to serve on the board of the South Boston Specials Kids and Young Adults and always enjoys spending time with the members and volunteers. The South Boston Neighborhood House (the Ollie) is another organization that Lorraine has donated much of her time over the years in support of their mission.


James “Jimmy Cahill is a retired Boston firefighter where he spent 28 years on the job serving the city of Boston. He has volunteers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and is often chauffeuring senior citizens to their doctor’s appointments.


Sean Connor has been involved with South Boston Pop Warner since its inception and has coached at various levels for a decade.  He also coached baseball for South Boston Little League for a number of seasons.


Jennifer Zablocki is an active member of the Andrew Square Civic Association and volunteered for many years as the treasurer on the St Mary’s School Parent Council, but her passion is sports and being involved with the youth of South Boston.


Dianne M Horne has always had time for her community while raising her 5 children, Randy, Janet, Valerie, Greg and Tiffany with her husband Ed.  She has 9 grandchildren and a great grandson. Dianne for years has volunteered at the weekly church bingos and has taught Religious Education classes at St Vincent’s and continues to so at St Monica’s.


The Henry Knox Award symbolizes the essence of dedication and just as Knox dedicated himself to the cause of freedom, these awardees dedicate themselves to the cause of community and neighbors helping neighbors.