MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris Township resident Marianna Quagliano was one of nineteen Morris County residents honored at the 3rd Annual Cecilia "CIssy" Laureys Senior Volunteer Award Ceremony.

The ceremony took place on May 22 at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi presented the award to members of the community who serves constituencies that Cissy Laureys championed.

“I am happy to celebrate Older Americans Month by holding this annual ceremony in honor of Cissy’s lifetime of dedicated service,” said County Clerk Grossi.

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Nineteen Morris County municipalities each nominated an outstanding citizen for consideration for this year’s award.

According to officials, Quagliano’s philosophy is to help others when in need. She is a past President of the Morris Township Senior Club and still enjoys volunteering there, with Senior Lunch Bunch outings, leading the Book Club, organizing the Senior Game Days and participating in art and exercise classes. A former New York City primary grade school teacher who enjoys gardening, painting, drawing needle point and traveling, she has also volunteered in the past in CCD programs.

Speakers included Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi, Sheriff James Gannon, Freeholder Deborah Smith and Detective Patrick LaGuerre from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.