FALL RIVER — At the annual meeting of the St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society, Robert Gauvin was elected by the Board of Directors as President of the Society, succeeding Richard Affonso, who had served in that position since the founding in 2019 of the not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of this beloved landmark shrine.  

The newly-elected officers of the St. Anne Shrine Preservation Society in Fall River are, from left: Jeff Montigny, vice president; Richard Affonso, past president and current Shrine physical plant manager;  Bob Gauvin, president; Father Edward A. Murphy, Shrine chaplain; Bryan Boyle, Shrine sacristan and press contact; Cecile Michno, treasurer; Lisa Robataille, event coordinator; Jason Lebeau, Shrine physical plant manager; Michael Antaya, director of Liturgy; and Debbie Davey, secretary.

Debbie Davey was reelected to the position of Secretary of the Society, a position she has held since 2020.

The current members of the Board and their positions include:

President: Robert Gauvin; Vice President: Jeffrey Montigny; Treasurer: Cecile Michno; Secretary: Debbie Davey; Shrine Physical Plant Manager: Jason Lebeau; Shrine Physical Plant Manager: Richard Affonso; Director of Liturgy: Michael Antaya;  Event Coordination: Lisa Robataille; Shrine Sacristan and Press Contact: Bryan Boyle. Non-Board member collaborators include: Shrine Chaplain:  Father Edward A. Murphy, Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Taunton; Director of Music:  Scott Lariviere; and Archivist and Curator:  Dianne M. Scott, J.D.

For more information, please contact the Shrine during business hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m to 4 p.m, Sundays 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; by calling 508-678-1510, or by visiting the Shrine website https://www.st-annes-shrine.org