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In Memory of Andrea Taaffe, 1948-2010

The Food Project is saddened to share the loss of our long time supporter, community partner and friend.

Since 2003, Andrea served as Executive Director of the Shirley-Eustis House in Roxbury, MA where she involved community children in a Heritage Day and was instrumental in the creation of The Food Project's Urban Learning Farm. She also served as a mayoral appointee to the Boston Cultural Council and was recently awarded the Eugenie Beal Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for her many years of commitment to expanding environmental resources throughout Boston.

As Andrea's family writes:

"Andrea brought genuine passion and inspirational leadership to her work on the greening of Boston, historic preservation and constituency building efforts. She made a difference. A woman of strong convictions, Andrea was a spirited and generous soul with her family and the diverse group of friends, colleagues, children and adults that she touched."

A celebration of Andrea's life will be held on Friday May 7, 2010 at 11am at Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. Please wear joyous colors.

In lieu of flowers, Andrea's family ask that you consider memorial gifts to The Food Project in her honor.

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