South Boston Native Receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award

    On September 20th, Loretta Mirisola received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from Standish Village at Lower Mills, the Assisted Living and Memory Support Community that she calls home. Both staff and family members participated in the outdoor award ceremony that highlighted Loretta’s life story and personal achievements.

    Raised in South Boston, Mirisola is a true “southie” native. From Gate of Heaven parish to South Boston High School, Loretta’s roots are right here in Boston and the Standish Village community was proud to celebrate her. Mirisola worked as a seamstress making Army uniforms, and at companies like Girl Town College Town and Forecaster of Boston. Today, Loretta is exceedingly proud of her seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Julie Williamson, Standish Village’s Executive Director, explained the Lifetime Achievement Award by saying “The award celebrates Loretta’s rich life history and lifelong accomplishments. Too many seniors in our society become isolated and anonymous even to their own neighbors, but at Standish we enjoy learning about life stories from residents and their families, and spreading the word about our great residents.”

    South Boston native Loretta Mirisola poses with her Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Standish Village offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood® featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. To learn more about the community, visit