Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli has been appointed the new veterans agent for the town of Winthrop.
Town Manager James McKenna made the announcement at the outset of the Town Council meeting Tuesday night.
“Roseann comes with a very deep background in military service for this country in the U.S. Army,” McKenna said. “She brings a wealth of experience in administrative matters such as serving as a legal assistant and having a number of projects that she has worked on on behalf of the town of Winthrop in the past. She has been a program coordinator for Parks and Recreation in the past.”
McKenna said that Mazzuchelli “clearly understand the role of the veterans agent” and she was selected from an outstanding field of candidates.
“Clearly Winthrop loves its veterans and cares about their well being and there a lot of passionate people who look to contribute both as a volunteer and in any capacity for the supporting of our veterans,” said McKenna.
Mazzuchelli served as a special agent and military police officer in the U.S. Army from 1979 to 2000. She was an administrator for the U.S. Army at Fort Devens in Ayer from 1997 to 2000.
“Roseann clearly understands the job, what it means to support veterans in this community, and I believe she has a great grasp of the duties in the position and the meaningfulness of this in our community,” said McKenna.
Mazzuchelli received applause from those present, including some members of her family. She then addressed the Council.
“I just want to say thank you for the opportunity. I moved here with my family 20 years ago. We wanted a better place to raise our children and our family. I am deeply involved not only with the community but with our military past.”
Mazzuchelli said she will bring a lot of excitement and energy to the position.
“I have some great ideas – I’ve been to veterans centers in upstate New York, New England, and down south, and I see how they operate,” said Mazzuchelli. “I want to bring us forward, bring things that are easier for the veterans to get, maybe somebody needs an ID or wants to take a trip to the base. I also have a few ideas about starting a scholarship for military kids who are graduating.”
She concluded her acceptance speech by saying that she is looking forward to working with the Town Council and the veterans in the town.