Gomes receives Bishop Gelineau Distinguished Service Award

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NORTH SMITHFIELD – A longtime employee at The Villa at Saint Antoine was recognized last month for her dedication.

Director of Wellness Cheryl Gomes was given the Bishop Gelineau Distinguished Service Award in celebration of National Assisted Living Week and her 32 years at the facility.

The award was created is in honor of Bishop Louis A. Gelineau and is given out annually at the facility to one staff member, “who displays an amazing work ethic, a kind and compassionate soul, and is someone who never says no.”

“Cheryl, your dedication and compassionate care of the residents and staff, really display the attributes of what this award is all about,” said Villa Administrator Tammy Summiel in an announcement.

“From working, sometimes 14 plus days straight or averaging more than 60 hours a week, Cheryl’s work ethic is unmatched,” noted an announcement of the recipient on Monday, Sept. 20. “She is committed to supporting and guiding her team – while balancing the needs of the residents and delivering the quality care they deserve.”

A Lincoln native who moved to North Smithfield around three decades ago, Gomes graduated from Rhode Island College in 1987.

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