LUNENBURG —Lisa Normandin started working for the town when she was 16 years old and now, 37 years later, she is being recognized for her service of Lunenburg and work with the Turkey Hill Family Lions Club.
“Lisa’s three decades of quiet commitment to bettering her community and helping those in need is why she is deserving of recognition as an Unsung Heroine,” said the group in a press release. “Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference.”
“I was really shocked,” said Normandin, who is the administrative assistant to the Building Commissioner and the secretary for the Zoning Board of Appeals. “It was just really fabulous and humbling to me.”
Normandin said it was inspiring to listen to the stories of the other Unsung Heroines, which included doctors, high school students, and even a 100-year-old woman. The ceremony also included remarks from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo, and Senate President Harriette L. Chandler.
“I could walk to Town Hall right after school, so it was my life,” she said. “I liked seeing the people who came in and I’ve been living in Lunenburg for over 50 years, so I got to know a lot of people.”
“She was the best role model for me and she was a fabulous lady too,” she said. “I learned a strong work ethic from her and how to be organized, punctual, and those kind of things.”
Normandin said she started work with the Lions Club after her sister urged her to join. Now, it’s become a family affair with her sister, husband and daughter all being involved with the organization.
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