Eunice Manduca  2005

The Sippican Historical & Preservation Society’s Annual Award honors an individual who has given dedicated service and commitment to the preservation and enrichment to the town of Marion.

This year’s honoree is Eunice Manduca.

Since moving to Marion in 1980 with her husband, Eunice has tirelessly dedicated herself to the betterment of Marion.

In fact, the Manduca’s found Marion quite by accident. Reading the classifieds to upgrade their sailboat, they made the trek to Marion, didn’t like the boat that was advertised, but fell in love with the town.

Her love for Marion and her cheerful willingness to jump in whenever and wherever needed is legendary. Currently at the age of 81, she is active in more than 10 community groups and organizations.

Eunice serves on the Marion Homes Committee, EMS and Wind Power Committees.

She is the Public Affairs Officer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. She is secretary for the Marion Council On Aging, delivers Meals On Wheels and drives individuals to their doctor’s appointments. Eunice is a member of the Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational Technical School Committee. She is a Tobey Hospital volunteer. As a member of the League of Women Voters, she provides voter service: registering any voter to vote and arranging Candidates’ Nights. She is a dock master at the Marion town dock. Eunice serves on the House Committee at the Sippican Woman’s Club.

She also volunteers her time as a Ch.9 camera person, taping Marion Selectmen’s meetings.

In the mid-‘80’s Eunice, along with countless other community members, helped construct the Sippican School Playground and recently she served on the Sippican School Playground Reconstruction Task Force.

She helped spearhead the restoration of the historic ship lanterns and the leaded stained glass schooner which grace the front entrance to Sippican School.

Eunice has served on the Board of Directors of the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Natural History Museum.

Eunice is the mother of seven, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of four.

Sippican Historical Museum