Sunday, February 26, 2017

John Fernandes = 2017 Butch Moore “You Touched Upon My Life” Award

My FM Media is proud to announce that John Fernandes of Milford has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Butch Moore “You Touched Upon My Life” Award.

Butch Moore was a local singing legend that toured throughout Ireland, Europe, and the United States initially with The Capitol Showband and later with his wife Maeve as the famed singing duo Butch and Maeve. His signature song “You Touched Upon My Life” spoke volumes about a man that had touched the lives of so many around him with his music, his smile, his generosity, and his big heart. With Butch’s passing away in early 2001 WMRC-First Class Radio created this award in his honor.

John Fernandes, the former Milford Democratic Representative, spent 10 years in the Legislature before deciding not to seek a sixth term in the House this past November. Fernandes was first elected in 2006, but continued working at his law firm, something that he still does today. In his last session, Fernandes was elevated to House chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which allowed him to work on issues such as foreclosure and opioid abuse. Before joining the House, Fernandes served on the Milford Board of Selectman, Milford School Committee and school committee for the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Suffolk Law School.

Past recipients include Kevin Meehan, and (the late) Billy Hood, Linda Varney, Judge Francis and Virginia Larkin, Senator Richard T. Moore, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, Tony and Virginia Brenna, Chris Morcone, Gina Oliva-Tarolli, Tom McGovern, Paul Surapine, the Kimball Family, the Ellis Family, Justine Brewer, and Frank & Wendy Saba, and Tony Khoury.

The official award presentation for John Fernandes will take place at the My FM---Milford Area Chamber of Commerce St. Patrick’s Business After Hours on Thursday March 16th. The event will be held at Scioli’s Pizza Bar on Route 140 in Milford starting at 5PM.

For additional information contact My FM at (508) 473-1490, or to reserve tickets for the event contact The Milford Area Chamber of Commerce at (508) 473-6700.

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