We are sad to hear of the passing of Living Legend Pat Troy. Troy passed away on March 22, 2018 after serving as the grand marshal, along with his wife, at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A celebration of his Pat Troy’s life will be held in Alexandria. The wake is on Friday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington St. A Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at The Basilica of St. Mary, 310 S. Royal St. Internment immediately following the mass at St. Mary Cemetery, 1001 S. Royal St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth & Families, 4901 Eastern Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20782 and Christ House 131 S. West St., Alexandria, VA 22314.
Along with his many accomplishments, Troy founded the Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day parade and was an active supporter and leader in many things Irish. His obituary can be found in The Washington Post and his accomplishments as a Living Legend can be read here.