Methuen’s Jay Bonanno Honored by Local Modern Woodmen Members as Hometown Hero


Methuen resident Jay Bonanno, Methuen, was recognized last month for his countless hours of service to the community. Bonanno was honored during a Modern Woodmen of America member event at the Sons of Italy in Methuen.

Jay Bonanno was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his 40 years of outstanding service to the residents of the City of Methuen on the Department of Public Works.
As part of the Hometown Hero Program, members of the Methuen Modern Woodmen Chapter 12106 presented Mr. Bonanno with a certificate and a $100 award grant to be donated to the charitable organization of the honoree’s choice. Mr. Bonanno selected St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to receive the donation.

“Volunteers form the foundation of a strong community,” says Michelle Godin, local Modern Woodmen volunteer leader. “Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program gives us the chance to thank those who selflessly give their time to make the world a better place.”

Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, the fraternal financial services organization’s Summit chapters, chapters and youth service clubs provide opportunities for members to take part in social and educational activities and volunteer projects to meet local needs.

For more information or to get involved, contact Michelle Godin at 978.852.1105 /

Modern Woodmen was founded in 1883 as a fraternal benefit society. The organization supports members, families and communities with a unique blend of financial services, fraternal benefits and local-impact opportunities. In 2018, Modern Woodmen and its members provided $19.9 million and 470,000 volunteer hours to support fraternal activities and programs. Learn more at ◊