Irish Northern Aid - 36 South Main Street, Pearl River, New York 10965


James Patrick Cuffe, Jr.

Greenville, NY - James Patrick Cuffe, Jr., 57, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years, Eileen Cuffe (Krell); his mother, Marion Reynolds; his sister, Patricia Cuffe of Ridgewood; his brother, Michael Cuffe and his wife Kimberly of Hillsdale; his nephews & nieces, Rory and Maura Feeney of Ridgewood and Amanda, Sean and Kevin Cuffe of Hillsdale.

He was born in Jersey City, NJ on May 30, 1962 to Marion Reynolds and the late James Patrick Cuffe, Sr. He was raised in Hillsdale, NJ, and after graduating high school he served in the U.S. Navy. Following that he attended Herkimer State University of New york and Fulton-Montgomery Community College where he majored in computer science. He has worked in technology for his entire career and most recently was an IT Technician for Zones Infrastructure in Menands, NY.

Jimmy was a past President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Greene County, NY. He loved music and followed in his father's footsteps to become a Bagpiper later in his life. He had a deep love of Ireland, where hjis mother was born. During his youth he played ice hockey along with his brother for the Pascack Valley Ice Hockey team. He was an avid NY Yankees baseball fan and loved attending games with his brother and nephews. He enjoyed motorcycles and traveling with his wife, plus attending rock concerts like his sister. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Jimmy will be deeply missed.

Julie Sharon Coleman

Julie Coleman passed away on January 20, 2020.

She lived a well-fulfilled life and brought joy to everyone around her. Her occupation as a nurse for mentally ill patients and also the contribution she made towards Alzheimer's research truly shows her caring and compassionate nature. She also worked for UMDNJ (The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) before she chose to live a semi-retired life in Oldsmar, FL.

Julie also earned her Master's Degree in Nursing Education and taught at St. Petersburg college as a psych clinical instructor. Julie was very active in the community and also loved to volunteer. She spent her free time volunteering at Oldsmar Cares and at the Arc of Tampa Bay, serving the intellectually and developmentally challenged. For many years, she was a campaigner for Irish Justice and Freedom with Irish Northern Aid and an advocate for Native American charities.

She enjoyed long walks with her dog Fiona and also enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hiking and camping. Julie also was an avid traveler and spent time with her husband, Gerry, and daughter, Kiera, visiting various places including Italy, the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, and Ireland.

A Memorial Service will be held on January 24th from 2pm-6pm at the Holloway Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Eagles Golf Course in Odessa, FL on January 25th from 11am-1pm.

Larry Quinn

Larry Quinn passed away on March 6, at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York of pancreatic cancer.

For many years Larry participated in and was a leader of the Irish freedom struggle through the solidarity movement in the US. As a long time member of Irish Northern Aid, he was an editor of the Irish People Newspaper, and lead many Noraid trips to Ireland.

He joined the Socialist Workers Party in 2000 in Newark, New Jersey, and lived in the Albany, New York area. He was the SWP candidate for City Council in Troy, NY, in 2019. He worked at Walmart and was known as a fighter for a union. As a candidate, Quinn joined picket lines of nurses fighting for more hiring and better job conditions, and in actions in the Black community against police brutality.

A longtime union member, Quinn worked on highway maintenance crews in New Jersey, and then as a meatpacker and a coal miner in Pennsylvania. He was active in the union fight for black lung benefits to miners and their widows.

Condolences to all of you who knew and worked with Larry,
Kathie Fitzgerald (Quinn’s wife)