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Huntington Station Resident Honored As Local Woman of Distinction

Huntington Station resident Lorraine Boccio (right) receives a Proclamation from Suffolk Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station) on being named District 17 Woman of Distinction. She will now be considered for 2011 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction, an honor that will be announced in March to coincide with Women’s History Month.

Huntington Station resident Lorraine Boccio was recently named District 17’s 2011 Woman of Distinction by Suffolk County Legislator Lou D’Amaro (D-Huntington Station).   Ms. Boccio is a tireless community volunteer and advocate who has donated her time to organize countless fundraisers, tributes, veterans events and community service projects for local residents, including many who lost loved ones in the tragic September 11th terrorist attacks.   Legislator D’Amaro surprised Ms. Boccio by presenting her with a Proclamation at Waldbaums in Huntington Station where she is the lead customer service representative.

The Woman of Distinction Award was established in 2002 to give each County Legislator the opportunity to honor one constituent who resides in his or her legislative district and has demonstrated leadership, involvement and commitment to community outside of her job responsibilities.  From that group of candidates, the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission selects a single county-wide “Woman of Distinction.”  The County winner will be named shortly and honored at the March 22nd meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature to coincide with Women’s History Monnth.

“Lorraine Boccio goes above and beyond to give back to the local community,” said Legislator D’Amaro.  “For the past decade, she has served others quietly and without any fanfare.  It is a privilege to honor a woman who has touched so many lives and made our neighborhood a better place to live.”

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