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Tewksbury woman named 2019 Unsung Heroine

Jun 25, 2019 02:13PM ● By Lisa Redmond

Former Tewksbury Town Clerk Elizabeth “Liz’’ Carey named a 2019 Unsung Heroine

BOSTON – Elizabeth “Liz” Carey is described as a “pillar of the community’’ and great public servant after working as Tewksbury’s Town Clerk for nearly three. At a ceremony at the State House last week, Carey was recognized for her years of dedication by being named a 2019 Unsung Heroines Award winner.

The June 18 celebration, now in its 16th year, identified and honored 129 extraordinary women across the state who perform good deeds without seeking any praise. Each woman was nominated by a state legislator from the heroine’s district. 

“Every day, thousands of women from across our Commonwealth perform unheralded acts of public leadership and volunteerism that make our neighborhoods, cities, and towns better places to live. They help advance the status of women and girls in Massachusetts in ways big and small, and the collective effort is meaningful,’’ according to The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.

 The Unsung Heroines of 2019 are “truly positive change makers. They may not always make the news, but they most assuredly make a difference. A grateful Commonwealth sings their praises today to show each of these special women how much we value their efforts and contributions,’’ the commission states.

 In recommending Carey for the award, state Barry Finegold, D-Andover states that Carey, a Tewksbury native, “makes Tewksbury a better place to live with her positive presence and friendliness towards all.’’

A graduate of Tewksbury High School, Carey married her high school sweetheart, Warren, who served as town treasurer and passed away in 2016. 

Carey was the Tewksbury Town Clerk for 27 years during which “she embodied what it means to be a great public servant. You’d be hard pressed to find someone in Tewksbury who doesn’t know Liz Carey. She is a pillar in the community and has devoted much of her retirement volunteering for causes she cares about. Liz is the proud parent of 8, grandparent of 28, and great-grandparent of 3,’’ Finegold wrote.

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