Dan was born in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx to Michael and Kathryn Donohue. His father was a Transit Police Officer, and his mother was an Executive Assistant. After moving to Yonkers, he attended St. Paul’s on McLean Ave. His parents moved him and his two siblings, Elizabeth and Tommy, to Rockland County (Nanuet) in the 1970s, where he was enrolled at St. Anthony’s Elementary School. He attended Clarkstown South High School and Rockland Community College before earning a B.S. in Marketing and an M.B.A in Business Management from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Dan currently resides in New City with his wife, Ann, and his daughter, Shannon. While most of his family is here in Rockland County, his heritage is entirely from Ireland. His paternal grandparents were from Counties Offaly and Mayo. His mother’s family can be traced back to Ballingarry, Limerick in the 1700s. They arrived in the USA in 1861.
Professionally, Dan has spent many years building successful businesses with his sales and marketing expertise. He spent twenty-three successful years in the office equipment industry working with startups, family businesses, and multi-billion-dollar companies. He is currently Director of Sales and Marketing at Craftmaster Hardware, which provides security hardware for hospitals, colleges, K-12 schools, government agencies, and detention facilities throughout the U.S.
Growing up here in Rockland, Dan and his family were regular attendees at the annual Feis and St. Patrick’s Day parades. He has marched in or attended the Pearl River St. Patrick’s Day parade, which is the second largest in the state after the New York City parade, almost every year. He is also a long-time parishioner at St. Anthony’s Church in Nanuet.
He joined the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 2 in New City in 2010 shortly before it disbanded. Subsequently, he joined Division 1 in North Rockland. He has served as Vice President and President for Division 1 over the last 7 years. Dan is active in the North Rockland Irish community and the County, participating in and leading many events promoting Irish culture, such Communion Breakfasts, the NYS Veterans Home St. Patrick’s Day party, 9/11 masses at Marian Shrine, local government events, and annual scholarship programs.
Dan is proud to be part of the A.O.H. and looks forward to projecting the dignity, honor, contributions, and spirit of the Irish People in Rockland County and throughout the world as Aide to the Grand Marshal of the 2019 New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.