Honoring the Woman Behind the Scenes

Barbara Perry and CEO William C. Giermak

When we give tours at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children, we spend a lot of time talking about the direct care of the children and young adults. But we also never fail to mention the people who keep the Home running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year — people like Barbara Perry, who is retiring from the laundry department after working at St. Mary’s Home for 39 years.

“You’ve toiled behind the scenes,” CEO William C. Giermak told Perry during a party Friday in her honor. “We very much appreciate all you do, especially the love and caring you show for the children. We’re going to miss you a lot.”