Norris McDonald, Patricia Ann
Mayor of Malverne, Long Island, Patricia Ann Norris McDonald’s grandparents left Ireland from their native Cork and Sligo. Married for nearly 24 years to hero NYPD Detective Steven McDonald, the couple has one son, Conor, who just graduated from Boston College.
McDonald is a graduate of Nassau Community College and FIT in New York. Having been to Ireland six times, McDonald feels strongly for her Irish heritage.
“When my great grandparents and grandparents journeyed to America, they were greeted with ‘No Irish Need Apply,’” she says. “They labored tirelessly to overcome bigotry, not only to built a future for themselves but for those who would follow.”
McDonald feels obligated as their descendent, “to continue in their tradition in helping others to reach their dreams for a better life.”
She and her husband have been active in many Irish-American causes.
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