Friday, March 14, 2025

Grand Marshal Ted Giblin


Edward M. “Ted” Giblin is a native of Montclair, NJ and is the third of five children born to Thomas and Mary Giblin. With only a handful of exceptions, Ted has attended nearly every Newark Saint Patrick’s Day Parade over the last 50 years. He traces his Irish ancestry to the counties of Longford, Meath, Mayo and Roscommon.


Ted attended Saint Cassian Grammar School and is a graduate of Saint Peter’s Prep, Class of 1992 and Providence College, Class of 1996. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University.


Since childhood, Mr. Giblin has been involved in the John J. Giblin Association, a social and civic group founded by his late grandfather in 1954. Over the last two decades, he has held several leadership positions in the organization including President and Chairman of the Board of Governors. Ted is a delegate to the Newark Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Inc. and has served as Assistant Adjutant and Treasurer. He is a longtime member of AOH, Division 9, Montclair.


A Verona resident, Ted is a parishioner at Our Lady of Lake Parish and has served as a member of the Township’s Recreation and Mayor’s Charity Ball Committee. In 2017, he was elected to serve a 4-year term on the Verona Township Council.


As a Certified Financial Planner™, he operates his practice with Creative Financial Group in Fairfield, primarily focused on assisting families and business owners accumulating funds for retirement needs, estate planning, as well as employee benefits.


Ted and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth (Walsh) Giblin, are the proud parents of Finola, a sophomore at Mount Saint Dominic Academy and Natalie, a 6th grader at Henry B. Whitehorne Middle School. As a family, they continue to “keep the tradition alive” by attending many Irish cultural events throughout the year.