Huntington Recognizes Senior Volunteers
The Town of Huntington recently recognized eight outstanding seniors for their volunteerism contributions to others in the Town.
Chosen in a vote by their peers, the eight were selected with input from the Town’s senior clubs leaders and the Town’s Senior Division staff. Each of the honorees was chosen for volunteer efforts in the community or with the Town’s senior center or senior clubs.
The honorees received proclamations at the annual Senior Recognition Day luncheon May 18 at the Woodbury Country Club in Woodbury. Taking part in the presentations were Council Members Mark Cuthbertson, Susan A. Berland and Tracey Edwards and Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia.
This year’s honorees are:
Nazaree Center, a longtime officer of the Huntington Park Village Club who has been involved in various programs at the Senior Center. She has also been active at Bethel AME Church and has organized fundraising to donate money to needy families and to the Boys & Girls Club.
Karen Galluzzo, a member of the Senior Center who volunteers at the Thrift/Gift Shop who is also an officer of the Huntington Park Village Club. She has volunteered with many community groups since she was a teenager.
Mary Jane Higgins, who has volunteered at the Senior Center for the past four years. She has also volunteered to serve meals to seniors at the St. Hugh’s Satellite and in handing out food to the needy at St. Hugh’s School’s Project Hope program.
Fran Lundstrom, a past president of the Hills Club, who is an avid supporter of the Little Shelter Animal Adoption and Rescue Center and all Veterans organizations.
Marie Murray, an officer and trip coordinator for the Melville Club, who has volunteered as a Eucharistic minister at Huntington Hospital and Carillon Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, and at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs R.C. Church in Centerport.
Frank Scozzari, an officer of the Wolf Hill Club, who also is active in the senior group at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church in Melville.
Phyllis Sheridan, a longtime member of the Larkfield Club, who has volunteered at Huntington Hospital for the past 20 years. She represents the Union United Methodist Church on the Ecumenical Lay Council and delivers food to the Northport/East Northport Food Pantry.
Rosario Leonardo Torrisi, a past officer of the Nathan Hale Club who also volunteers at the Northport Veterans Administration Hospital and is a founding member of the Father Judge Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church.