Grand Marshals

Leigh McLachlan
2024 Grand Marshall

Since her birth, Leigh has been a lifelong participant in all things Somerville. Service to the community was a family tradition, and Leigh never shied away from any task that would help the common good. After going to college she was chosen as the youngest Municipal Chairperson, served on the SHS Youth Advisory Committee to the Mayor, and participated as a delegate to elected officials in Washington Workshops in DC.

Leigh is the daughter of Barbara Higgins McLachlan from Belle Mead.  Her  8th great grandfather, Richard Higgins came to Barnstable, MA,  United States in 1632 and moved on to have 10 children! They hailed from Leinster and East Tipperary.

Leigh majored in business at Centenary College and joined the family business, Mclachlan, Inc.

Travel - Real Estate & Insurance. She took advantage of many great opportunities to travel, to learn different cultures and be prepared to send people all over the world.

Once she returned to the family business she set her sights on becoming a licensed real estate agent and once attaining that license, she found she loved helping people find their 'forever' home. Multi-faceted, she has listed and sold land, commercial properties, retail properties, multi-family properties, and has managed properties for absent landlords since the 80's. She is currently the owner of Mclachlan Realtors.

Leigh is happy spending time with family, her husband Larry, her brother Morgan, 2 grandchildren, 2 nephews, 2 great-nieces, 1 great-nephew and Katie (her beloved dog.)

Leigh is always willing to lend a helping hand to all who need her.

Past Grand Marshals

’92 Pat Shovlin
’93 Barney Sloan
’94 P. Joe Mulrooney
’95 Dennis Smyth
’96 Bill Cooper Sr.
’97 Joe Simmons
’98 Jack O’Connor
’99 Neil Mahoney
’00 Jim Dowden
’01 Bob Canavan
’02 Tom O’Leary
’03 Mike Berry
’04 Pat Kelly
’05 Rev. Dan Herlihy
’06 Brian Gallagher
’07 Jim Butler

’08 Frank Toolan
’09 Larry Doyle
’10 Mary Kelly
’11 Patrick Mannion
’12 Kevin Donovan
’13 Monsignor Seamus Brennan
’14 Tom Burns
’15 Brendan Nally
’16 Willie Lynch
17  John McCullagh
'18 Finbarr Kirby
’19 James Walsh

‘20 Ken Greig

‘21 Ken Greig

‘22 Colonel Patrick J. Callahan

‘23 Ed Murphy

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