On October 30th, 2013, employees were invited (this year for the 30th time!) to our annual Employee Recognition Dinner-Dance. A delicious spread of foods was prepared by our kitchen staff, and enjoyed by all.
Appreciation for their service was expressed to four retirees with 99 years of service:
Maria Soto – Housekeeping – 47 years
Bruce Wallace – Housekeeping – 40 years
Cynthia Grullon – Nursing – 12 years
Other milestones in their service to Queen of Peace Residence were recognized with service pins:
35 years: Theresa Langone
30 years: Carmen de la Rosa; Ketty Delince; and Claudia Tholl
25 years: Nancy Bradley
10 years: Roberta Damen and Joan Krug
5 years: Ray Lopez; Pamela Pontaniel; Elizabeth St. Julien; and Rivelino Veillard
A special tribute was given to Peter Gardner who passed away after more than 40 years of employment with the Little Sisters of the Poor. When Peter’s family accepted the gift in loving memory of a deceased employee, his sister Pat said, “I’m sure Peter is watching us from heaven as I accept this gift”. At that very moment the chimes from the grandfather clock could be heard in the auditorium. Those of us that knew Peter knows that was not just a coincident!
Also, Mother Celine Therese was pleased to present the Jeanne Jugan Award to Luis Moran, the recipient this year. The award is given yearly to an employee, nominated by other employees to exemplify traits and virtues of St. Jeanne Jugan.
Luis is the supervisor of our Housekeeping and Laundry department, and if you think that our Home is clean and smells good, it is in great part because Luis takes great pride in his work. He also is always ready to lend a hand, knows all the Residents and their preferences and does not hesitate to make them laugh with a little bit of clowning.
We are so blessed to have a wonderful team of dedicated staff to care for our Residents so lovingly every day of the year 24/7!