, Newburyport, MA

February 18, 2013

Amesbury woman to be honored as Red Cross Hero

Newburyport Daily News

---- — PEABODY — An Amesbury woman is among the 2013 Heroes of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts. They will be honored at the 11th Annual Community Heroes Breakfast on Thursday, March 21, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston North Shore in Danvers from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Rosalin Acosta, TD Bank, will be honored as one of three Community Heroes. The other two are Jeanne Hennessey, formerly Lorraine Roy Designer Collections of Danvers, and Ken Rothwell, Ken Rothwell’s Custom Catering of Salem. Community Heroes are those who have shown courage, dedication and character through extraordinary acts of heroism and kindness and have made a commitment to the community. These inspiring individuals, from all walks of life, are proof that one person can indeed make a difference in the lives of others.

In addition to the Community Heroes, a selection committee comprised of professionals chose the following:

Enduring Hero: Don Kelley, Wayside Trailers, Beverly resident

Humanitarian Hero: The Rev. Michael Duda, First Church of Wenham

Education Hero: Sgt. Major Kenneth Oswald, Lynn English High School

First Responder Hero: Sgt. Brian Proulx, Haverhill Police

Healthcare Hero: Patricia Comeau-Simonson, Bereavement Program Coordinator for Hospice of the North Shore’s Bertolon Center for Grief & Healing, Ipswich resident

Red Cross “Mission into Action” Heroes: Jill Levine, Athletic trainer at Manchester High School, Paul Willis, South Hamilton resident, and Karen Stewart, Beverly Cooperative Bank

Youth Hero: Alexandra Romano, student, Peabody High School

The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Candy O’Terry from Magic 106.7 FM. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief. For more information, visit or call 978-922-2224.