ROSELAND, NJ — The Irish American Society of the Oranges hosted a “pub night” at the Roseland VFW on Friday, Oct. 7 in memory of Sean Cassels, a fallen police officer for the Township of Millburn. Donations were taken at the door to benefit an education fund for Sean’s three children: Michael, Patrick, and Jameson.
“What we are doing is what the Irish community should do,” said Kevin Bolan, President of the Irish American Society of the Oranges. “We help our own. It’s all about being positive and not looking back. Let’s do something the right way and get past it.”
More than a hundred friends of the Cassels family showed up to celebrate Sean’s memory. Attendees enjoyed an open bar, light snacks and live music from local classic rock cover band, Hush.
“The Irish American Society of the Oranges was founded in 1951, been around for over 65 years,” said Bolan. “When these associations started, they had hundreds of people. We try to keep it going by promoting Irish culture and supporting our community in times of need.”
Anyone who was not able to make the event but would still like to donate can mail checks made payable to Irish American Society of the Oranges to PO Box 624, Roseland, NJ 07068. “Cassels Fundraiser” should appear in the memo.
Supporters of the Cassels family can also visit https://www.gofundme.com/2hudwnbm.