ABOUT TOWN: Memorial Square Dedications Announced (And More...)
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MEMORIAL SQUARE DEDICATIONS ANNOUNCED: Stoughton Veteran's Agent Mike Pazyra announced last week that two World War II veterans will have Memorial Squares dedicated to them at ceremonies on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011.
Albert Anselm Jardin Memorial Square will be at Taxiera Road and School Street. A Navy Veteran, Second Class Petty Officer Jardin passed away on July 26, 2011.
He earned the Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Stars, The Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with 8 Stars, a Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Star, an Air Crew Insignia with 3 Stars, an Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Gold Star, and the WWII Victory Medal.
Mr. Jardin served as Commander of the Stoughton VFW Post, was a STOYAC basketball and softball coach, and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church.
James Francis Dalton Memorial Square will be at Park and Seaver Streets. Seaman First Class Dalton passed away on July 1, 2011, 67 years to the day after he enlisted in the Navy to serve his country.
He received 2 Battle Stars, The Asiatic Pacific, and WWII Victory Medals for his service.
Along with his father, he helped to maintain the old baseball field on West Street. He was a volunteer at My Brother's Keeper in Easton, and was an active member of the Stoughton VFW. He volunteered his time at St. James Parish.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH FAMILIES ON THIS WONDERFUL HONOR.
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Nancy Sawyer, Scheduling Coordinator for the Outpatient Ambulatory Care Department at Stoughton's N.E. Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, has been named the Sinai's Employee of the Month for October.
The Sinai Employee of the Month is chosen from nominations made by hospital staff, patients, and family members. Nominees demonstrate a “Sinai Cares” philosophy in their everyday work lives and are known for a high level of service, integrity and leadership. A committee of administrators and employees makes the final selection from those nominated.
According to those who work with her, Nancy is consistently positive, upbeat and innovative. She enjoys going the extra mile on a daily basis and loves being part of the team.
She truly treats patients like family and responds to their concerns and needs with kindness and warmth. Nancy works hard to accommodate their unique scheduling requirements and reassure them that they will be well cared for.
Nancy’s supervisor Ralph Colangelo, Administrative Director of Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Services, says, “Nancy’s smile, sense of humor, can-do attitude, and commitment to the Department and our patients, make her a joy to have in the office.”
She has been with Sinai since 2006. Previous to that, she served sixteen years in the dental field as a Dental Assistant.
She and her husband John both attended Stoughton High School together. She tells About Town, "We graduated from Stoughton High School together but we did not really know one another then. We ran into each other 10 years later, dated for 9 months and recently celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary."