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South Boston Native Tom Tinlin Honored at Agency’s 39th Annual Labouré Spring Reception

From Left: Labouré Center Advisory Board Chair Matt Wells, Labouré Center Advisory Board Member Casey Shaughnessy, Former Labouré Center Director Sister Maryadele Robinson, Event Honoree Tom Tinlin, and Former Mayor of Boston and US Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh. Photo courtesy of Harry Brett

Catholic Charities Labouré Center honored Tom Tinlin, a two-time brain aneurysm survivor and former state and City of Boston leader, at its 39th annual Spring Reception on Thursday, April 27, at the Exchange Conference Center in Boston.

“Tom Tinlin is an inspiration and a dedicated community leader. We are incredibly grateful for Tom’s steadfast support over the years,” said Catholic Charities Boston President and CEO Kevin M. MacKenzie. “His hard work and dedication have been integral to the success and mission of Catholic Charities Labouré Center as it serves Boston residents in need.”

Tinlin, a longtime supporter of the Labouré Center, received the Jack Shaughnessy Service Award, which was established in memory of the late well-known Catholic philanthropist. The award is presented annually to someone who has shown exceptional dedication and service to the Labouré Center and the Boston community.

“The Labouré Center has a long history of doing amazing work to help our community, and I’m proud to play a part in that,” said Tom Tinlin. “I am humbled and extremely honored to receive this award.”

Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Casey and Boston City Councilor Erin Murphy were among the many attendees, along with former Boston and US Secretary of Labor Mayor Martin J. Walsh, now the executive director of the National Hockey League Players’ Association, who assisted the Shaughnessy Family in presenting the Jack Shaughnessy Service Award to Tinlin.

“Labouré is a very special place, especially for assisting others,” said Mayor Walsh. “Over my time in legislator, as mayor, as secretary of labor, with all the time that has gone by you would think that the need that Laboure fulfills wouldn’t be needed as badly as it was 25 years ago but in some cases its needed more than ever. Thank you to everyone supporting this incredible organization.”

To learn more about this year’s Laboure Reception honoree, read our Q&A with Tinlin here.

Highlights from the evening, courtesy of Bill Brett, are available to view here.

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