Judge James J. Comerford
BRIDGEPORT SUNDAY POST, March 4, 1973 ,'J. j. Cpmerford To Address AHO 23rd Breakfast -James J. Comerfori of New York city, a retired justice of -JhÂ« New York Criminal court, will be the speaker at the 23rd annual Communion breakfast of the John F. Kennedy division, Ancient Order of Hibernians, March 11 in Journey's inn. Mr. Comerford, who recently retired after 25 years on the bench, has attained an enviable reputation for his championship of every cause pertinent to Ire- Itnd and its people and has always always been a leader and officer In Irish organizations. A farmer"* son from Coolra- heen, Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, Kilkenny, the jurist attained his Ugh position on the New York bench with very little formal edu cation In his youth. He was taker, taker, from school at the age of 13. In 1931, at the age of 30, he enrolled in a rught school for a general course. He worked in a carpet factory, cleaned windows, was a stock man in a wallpaper factory while attending evening school. Alter passing civil service service examination he obtained a job as a clerk in a subway and worked on the night shift so he could attend college,in the daytime. daytime. Graduating in 1940 with a bachelor of science degree, majoring majoring in government service, he received a master of arts degree in 1941. While still working In the subway, Mr. Comerford went to the Law school of Fordham university and was graduated in 1945. Mr. Comerford has held office on the local, state and national level including terms as national national director and national president of the AOH. His name has become become synonymous with the St. Patrick's Day parade In New York city as he has during the years served in every capacity n the planning, arrangements formation of the annual parade. He has been named as chairman of the 1973 parade. Camps Naomi, Joseph 'Night* Set at JCC A "Camp Night" for old and new campers ol Camp Naomi and Camp Joseph will take on Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Jewish Community center, 4200 Park avenue. A slide show will depict activities activities at the camps this past summer. Parents are invited attend. Leonard Katowitz, ex- exutive director of the camps, wilt discuss the program (or coming season. For further information, contact contact Mrs. Matilda Rosnick, director director of elementary department department at the JCC.