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Resident receives public service award

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Margery Eramo is this year’s recipient of Westwood’s John J. Cronin Public Service Award, an honor presented at annual Town Meeting to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the community. The award is named for the late town treasurer, known for his dedication to Westwood as an elected official and a private citizen. Eramo, who received the citation before Monday’s Special Town Meeting, was described by selectmen chairman Philip Shapiro as someone who displays devoted service and commitment. Eramo, a lifelong Westwood resident, is a registered nurse who retired from the state Department of Public Health, and is also the community nurse at First Parish Church. “This is an unexpected honor,’’ she said, as her family stood with her at Town Meeting. “Providing service is part of my DNA. It’s rewarding, and comes back to you in many ways.”

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