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NBC Exec Named Grand Marshal of Greenwich St. Patrick's Parade

Former NBC executive Catherine Lavaty will be the grand marshal of the 42nd annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for March 20.
Former NBC executive Catherine Lavaty will be the grand marshal of the 42nd annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for March 20. Photo Credit: Contributed
Former NBC Executive Catherine Lavaty will be the grand marshal of the 42nd annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for March 20.
Former NBC Executive Catherine Lavaty will be the grand marshal of the 42nd annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade, scheduled for March 20. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Former NBC executive Catherine Lavaty will be installed as the grand marshal of the 42nd annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade by the Greenwich Hibernian Association at the organization’s annual St. Patrick’s dinner dance Saturday, March 5.

The Parade will be held on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. It will begin at the Greenwich Town Hall.

Lavaty is a lifelong resident of Greenwich. She graduated St. Mary Grammar School and St. Mary High School before attending Berkley Business School in White Plains, N.Y.

After graduation, Lavaty went to work for the National Broadcasting Company in New York, where she worked for 38 years before retiring in 2005. At NBC, she worked in the news division, first as program manager for the "Nightly News," then on "The Today Show" and finally for "Dateline."

Lavaty is involved with her church, St. Mary of Greenwich, both as a trustee and as chair of the parish Social Concerns Committee.

Lavaty met her husband, Walter Kelly, a retired New York City Police officer, on St. Patrick’s Day 1975. They were married in 1980.

Parade information and updates will be posted on the Greenwich Hibernian’s website.

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