It is an honor to become to the Grand Marshal of the St. Patrick's Day parade and on this Sunday, a new woman will have the honor of doing so on Sunday, March 18th at 2 PM down on Delaware Avenue.

Congratulations Madonna Bugman Verrastro! 

This year, the United Irish American Association wrote this about Verrastro:

Madonna is the daughter of the late Owen E. and Gertrude R. Bugman, descendants of immigrants from County Clare and County Wexford. She is a lifelong resident of South Buffalo and a member of St. Martin of Tours Parish.  A graduate of Canisius College, she is the Claims Manager for Key Insurance and Benefits Services. After several years of volunteering with the United Irish American Association, Madonna was elected to the Executive Committee and continues to be active in the fund-raising efforts. In addition to working on the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, she is active with “Save the Michaels of the World” an opiate crisis support organization and is an alumnae of the Buffalo Jills and NFL cheerleaders".