The class of 2021 proudly announces their choice for the 41st annual Butler Senior High School Distinguished Graduate Award, Ms. Mary Patricia DeMucci, a member of the Butler High School Class of 1940. Beginning in the same year she graduated from Butler, Mary worked for Butler Catholic Charities in several capacities for 55 years. Starting as a secretary and working through the positions of director, social worker and adoption consultant, she earned her degree from Carlow College along the way. Mary retired in 1995, only to turn right around and continue as a volunteer, assuming the role of Volunteer Coordinator for three years. She was instrumental in the adoptions of more than 400 children and was named to Who’s Who of American Women, received the Woman of the Year Award in 1979 from Butler’s Business and Professional Woman’s Club, and was awarded the Diocese of Pittsburgh Caritas Award. Her name was entered into the House of Representatives’ Congressional Book Records in 1989. In 1995, Catholic Charities established the Mary P. DeMucci Service Award, given annually to a leader who has performed outstanding service to church and community.
The outstanding professional achievements and unfailing work in giving back to the Butler community are an inspiration to all, and the Class of 2021 is proud to make Mary Patricia DeMucci their selection for the Butler Senior High School Distinguished Graduate Award.