Senator Ross Recognizes Dorothy “Dotty” Larsen of Wrentham as an Unsung Heroine

June 18, 2015

Senator Ross with Dotty Larsen, Unsung Heroine.

Senator Ross with Dotty Larsen, Unsung Heroine.

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross welcomed Dorothy “Dotty” Larsen of Wrentham to the State House on Wednesday, June 17th for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 12th Annual Unsung Heroines of Massachusetts ceremony. Senator Ross nominated Dotty as an Unsung Heroine in his district for her volunteer work and numerous contributions both in Wrentham and her entire community.

“I have known Dotty for most of my life and am truly honored to be able to recognize her as an Unsung Heroine,” said Senator Ross. “Dotty is the one who makes our community great, who challenges us to be better and to always give back.”

Dotty Larsen has been an avid volunteer for over 30 years, spending many hours at the Purr-fect Cat Shelter in Millis, the Wrentham Food Pantry, as well as assisting the Wrentham Cub Scout Pack 131, among others. Dotty was recognized in 2012 by the Cub Scouts for 20 years of service, and even had a scholarship established in her name.

In town, Dotty is most known for her role as Santa’s Elf during the holidays, dressing the part at the Wrentham lighting of the Town Common and the annual Senior Center and Cub Scout holiday events. She can also be found at the Town Hall, lending a helping hand to the Town Clerk and Public Health Nurses with clerical work a few days a week.

“Dotty offers so much to the town and asks for nothing in return because it is what she loves to do. She has inspired many and impacted countless lives and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done,” said Senator Ross.

Each year, Unsung Heroines are honored by legislators and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and recognized for the important work they do to serve their communities.

The Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference.  They are the women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or



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