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Norton Resident Receives Award for Helping People with Disabilities

Sue DeBlois to be honored tonight at HMEA’s Annual Awards Night.

 HMEA, a large human services provider that serves individuals with developmental disabilities across Central and Southeastern Massachusetts, will honor employees, volunteers, providers, friends of the agency and the individuals it supports at its 23rd annual Awards Night on Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Milford.

Sue DeBlois, resident of Norton and a residential coordinator for HMEA, will receive the Kevin McMullen Award for demonstrating 100 percent commitment to the people HMEA supports and for seeing the very best in every person and every situation.

“This event is a chance to honor our community -- the talented and dedicated staff, providers, and friends as well as the courageous and hardworking individuals who they serve,” said Michael Moloney, HMEA’s CEO.   “On October 4th, for one day, we pause for a moment and say ‘thank you.’”

Other award recipients include Jean Clapper of Holliston, Doug MacPherson of Medway, Shana Brien of Manville, R.I., Paul Waterhouse of Millbury, Jon Rosenfeld of Sutton, the HMEA Clinical Psychology Department, Bill Geary of Cumberland, R.I., Tom Lehan of Wrentham, Bonnie Norton of N. Grosvernordale, Conn., Mike Rush of  Ayer, Allison Loring of Chelmsford, Tracey LaRowe of Franklin, Kylee Higgins from Worcester, Tabitha Mahan from Plainville, Joshua Kenney of Glocester, R.I., Amanda Crowley of Bridgewater, the Sharpe Family of Mendon, John McEntee of Plainville, employees at Luciano’s Lake Pearl Restaurant of Wrentham, employees at Hilco, an optical solutions company in Plainville and Alyssa Surrette of Bellingham.

The award winners will receive an engraved wood and brass plaque and their names will be added to HMEA’s list of accomplished individuals who have benefitted many people.

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