Natick resident Violetta Tutuny, better known around town as "Vi" has been named a member of 2012 Class of Unsung Heroines by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
Rep. David Linksy nominated Tutuny for her years of service to the town, working as a teacher in the Natick Public Schools for 40 years and helping to found the Natick Food Pantry in 1981. The new food pantry, which opened in 2009, was renamed the Vi Tutuny Food Pantry.
“It was my honor to nominate Vi Tutuny as a Unsung Heroine,” said Linsky. “To call Vi Tutuny a devoted Natick resident is an understatement. There are countless families who have greatly benefited from her over twenty years of service at the Natick Food Pantry. She is perhaps one of the most beloved people in the town. Natick is truly a better place because of Vi.”