Hingham Jewelers Mother’s Day Contest Winner: Day 1, Mary Aucoin, “The Matriarch”


Mother's Day is THIS SUNDAY! Moms are some of the most selfless and hard-working people we know. Many of them don't often get the recognition they deserve, especially in times like these.

During this pandemic, many moms are working 40+ hours a week in addition to homeschooling (some single-handedly), others have had to sacrifice time with their own parents in an effort to keep them safe and healthy.  Many women have raised their hand to volunteer to support our community in any way they can, and others are worrying about their adult children from afar when all they want to do is hold them close. Finally, we can’t forget about all of the local mothers who are first-responders sacrificing their own family’s safety to care for those who need it most now.  We are all experiencing unique circumstances and deserve to be recognized for our superhero status.

To celebrate the incredible moms in our town, the Anchor has partnered with Hingham Jewelers to honor these amazing women for everything they do.

In these final days leading up to Mother's Day, the Anchor will recognize some amazing moms in our community. Readers were invited to submit a mother in their life to be recognized on the Anchor in the days leading up to mothers day. Of the submissions, five were chosen at random (since all moms are heros to us!) to receive a beautiful necklace from Hingham Jewelers. 

Today, we are proud to announce our first winner.

Photo provided by: Megan Aucoin Calabrese

Mary Aucoin, The Matriarch

Submitted by her children: Brian Aucoin, Megan Aucoin Calabrese, Alison Aucoin Porter and Brendan Aucoin

Our mother; Mary Aucoin, The Matriarch, Marebear and Nonna, has been inspiring her four children from a very early age by teaching us the importance of family, love, and helping others. We are the product of great parenting, and fortunate to grow up in a household where we got everything we needed, but not everything we wanted. A life lesson we have truly grown to value.

An educator in the Hingham school system for over 40 years, although she has left the classroom, she continues to teach and inspire people every day. She assesses teachers, tutors’, children in the community, sends books to deserving children, and steals every minute she can to be with her grandchildren.

As her children now navigate parenthood, the values she instilled in us early on, are more valuable than ever. She made raising four children while teaching full time look easy; always finding time for both important roles. We all attended the same school where she taught, which brings a whole new meaning to the statement, “Do you want me to call your mother?” as it could be done over a loudspeaker.

A naturally selfless person, always finding ways to help people with little gestures or larger initiatives. She was a beloved teacher to so many children throughout the Hingham community, and we were happy to share her, as she was truly made to teach. She never misses an opportunity to teach, every statement has a lesson, and we all continue to learn from the best.

Thank you for running such a deserving contest.

With Gratitude,

The Aucoin Children

Photo courtesy of Megan Aucoin Calabrese

2 thoughts on “Hingham Jewelers Mother’s Day Contest Winner: Day 1, Mary Aucoin, “The Matriarch””

  1. Well done Aucoin Children! We could not agree any more with all you wrote. Enjoy your well-deserved recognition, Mary – and the new jewelry! Fondly, Marilyn and Tom Wilburn


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