Mrs. Hannah Sheehan, a tireless volunteer to the city’s youth sports programs and a loving mother who saw her five sons take part in Everett Crimson Tide Athletics, has been selected to serve as the Honorary Marshal of the 2014 Everett High School Homecoming Parade.
“Mrs. Sheehan is an ideal person to serve as Grand Marshal,” said Superintendent of Schools Frederick F. Foresteire. “She and her husband came to Everett close to 50 years ago, built a great life, raised a fantastic family, and helped make Everett what it is today. That spirit is embodied in countless families who are living the American Dream in Everett today.”
Everett’s Homecoming Parade will take place on Saturday, September 27 at 12 p.m. sharp. Everett’s Homecoming opponent is St. John’s Prep.
Since the Sheehan family moved to Everett in 1965, the city has benefited from their many contributions, particularly in the field of athletics. A quiet, modest, and indefatigable worker, Mrs. Sheehan worked diligently for the Everett Little League and the Everett Babe Ruth League. In addition, she assisted many other youth programs, usually as a behind-the-scenes worker. In 1980, Mrs. Sheehan earned the distinction of being the first woman to receive the E Club’s Citation of Achievement Award.
Mrs. Sheehan is the mother of nine children, six boys and three girls. Five boys are former athletes for Everett High School. Jerry (1976) earned varsity letters in football and baseball. Tim (1977) won his varsity letters in basketball and served as a tri-captain in his senior year. Pat (1979) earned varsity letters in both football and basketball. In addition to serving as the football captain in his senior year, Pat was the recipient of the Paul Manganaro Memorial Award and the Jeffrey Jewelers’ Award in his junior year. John (1980) earned three varsity letters in three sports, football, basketball, and baseball. He had the honor of being elected co-captain in football and a tri-captain in basketball. Michael was a three-year member of Crimson Tide football team and co-captain of the EHS basketball team as a senior.