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Anne Lafontaine has retired and will be missed!

Posted 7 months ago by Nancy Clover

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Anne Lafontaine has retired. I wanted to share Anne's words:

I’ve been so fortunate to do a job that I’ve loved for nearly 40 years. I still remember answering the ad for an Industrial Nurse in August 1978 at Pro Brush in Florence. It described Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm, no holidays or weekends work and I’d had enough of working nights including holidays & weekends. I had no idea what an Industrial Nurse did but thankfully the Western Mass Industrial Nurses were a friendly and incredibly helpful & supportive group. I could never have done it without them. If I had it to do over again I would definitely chose Occupational Health again.

Take care, talk to you again soon, love, Anne

Anne was an MAAOHN Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2006. She served on so many roles in Western Mass, MaAOHN and the Northeast chapter of AAOHN. She was our nurse historian. Anne's quiet service and behind the scene work was invaluable to Massachusetts occupational health nurses and beyond!

Anne we all wish you a happy and healthy retirement filled with gardening and adventures. Your smiling face will be missed!


Gail Carchietta 4 months ago

There isn't one conversation I have had with Anne since I met her in 2006, where I didn't come away learning soemthing about Occupational Health, learning something about how to support your colleagues and feeling lucky I had come across her path. Her legacy of our history and all of the good deed she has done are part of why MaAOHN is such a stong organization. i enjoyed working on committees with her as well. Thank you Anne for more than can be said with a few words...

Margaret Stashluk 4 months ago

Best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement doing all you wish to do. Thank you for all the work you have done over the years for MaAOHN.

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