Barrett recognizes local unsung heroines

Press Release

This week, residents of Bedford, Lexington and Weston were honored as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines.  Ann Guay, Alice Pierce and Pamela Fox were recognized as women who make a real difference in their neighborhoods and towns.

Senator Mike Barrett, D-Lexington, nominated Ms. Pierce because of her tireless work promoting democracy in her community.  She has spent over 40 years providing bookkeeping services and preparing financial disclosure reports free of charge to political candidates.  Barrett applauded Ms. Pierce and noted that she has “built up a reputation as a highly giving and valuable member of her community.”

Weston resident Pamela Fox was nominated by Representative Alice Peisch, D-Wellesley, for her years spent on a multitude of Boards and Committees in her town, with a notable focus on historical preservation and land use issues.  “Pam consistently seeks to improve Weston for the benefit of all and is very deserving of this award,” said Peisch.

The Unsung Heroines and guests enjoying lunch with Sen. Barrett and Rep. Gordon
The Unsung Heroines and guests enjoying lunch with Sen. Barrett and Rep. Gordon
(From left to right: Barbara Vinick, Pamela Fox, Senator Barrett, Martin Guay, Representative Gordon, Ann Guay, Alice Pierce, Deb Pierce)

Meanwhile, Representative Ken Gordon, D-Bedford, nominated Ann Guay for her efforts over 20 years as a tireless advocate for children with special needs and economically disadvantaged families, both in Bedford and across the Commonwealth.  “Ann has served as an inspiration to myself and others for many years — this award is very well deserved,” said Gordon.

The winners joined Senator Barrett and Representative Gordon for lunch, before being honored at a ceremony in the State House.