Frank McDonagh is the proud son of Frank McDonagh, Sr. of Claremorris, County Mayo and Catherine Healy McDonagh of New York. Frank’s family history seemed to predestine him to become the active member in Division 3 that he is: the McDonagh’s next door neighbor in Claremorris and a close friend of Frank’s grandfather was the future Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, John Cardinal D’alton, whose name Division 3 proudly bears. Frank grew up in the Bronx, attending St. John’s Elementary School and St. Raymond’s High School for Boys. He graduated from Iona College with a BS in Criminal Justice.
Frank was a member of the NYPD for 23 years, retiring as Detective, Second Grade. Frank is currently employed as a fraud investigator for Geico Ins. Co.. Frank is an active member of the Pearl River Division #3 Order of Hibernians. He is the application committee chairperson and member of the Christmas party committee for handicapped children and member’s children. He volunteers at the senior citizen luncheons. He organizes the transportation of WWII veterans in classic cars so they may participate in the Pearl River St. Patrick’s Day parade. Frank is also a member of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, American Legion, BPO Elks, NYPD Emerald Society and NYPD Holy Name Society. He is a parishioner at St. Margaret’s Church.
Frank and his wife, Mary (Malvey), are the proud parents of Frank and Caitlin.