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Mary-dith E. Tuitt, “Ms. Mary” served fourteen (14) years as a Navy Aviation Machinists Mate, first on active duty and then in the active & inactive Reserves. Her military career included positions in Orlando, Florida, San Diego, California, South Weymouth, Massachusetts,Rota, Spain and other Reserves stations. In 1991 she returned to Boston and became a student of East Coast Aero Technical School. Mary did some military archive research on women of color in the United States Navy and in 2010 she received information that as far as the archival research shows she was the first African American Aviation Machinist Mate (jet mechanic) in the Navy.
Mary was born on the Island of Montserrat in the British West Indies to Henrietta and Michael Tuitt. In the mid 1970’s Mary and her brothers came to America to join their parents. She graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1985 before entering the United States Navy.
Mary currently serves as Chief of Staff for State Representative Gloria L. Fox. She has worked as Constituent Services Coordinator for Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey, providing support to the underserved communities of Boston. She has worked on various political campaigns. Over the years Mary has always been involved and vested in her community. She served as a volunteer with Boston Public Schools, with various community youth groups, and with her church St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She has been active with organizations and groups that focus on Veteran and Women’s Issues, and is presently the Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Mary is the Senior Vice Commander at the William E. Carter American Legion Post 16, the former Associate member of the Veterans of Foreign War post 1018 and the Organization of African American Veterans.
Mary is a proud mother of two children; a daughter Mya and a son Maliek.
Mary is a life-long believer of “giving back to the community.” A sampling of Mary’s community activism includes her involvement as:
♣ A Justice of the Peace for Suffolk County
♣ Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
♣ Member of the American Legion Dept Legislative committee and the Committee on International Affairs
♣ A member Board of Trustees for “We Are Educators with A Touch of Class” (WEATOC)
♣ Former Governing Board for Boston Community Leadership Academy – a pilot high school (BCLA)
Former member and creator of Family Advisory Council (FAC) for Boston Community Leadership Academy
♣ Former Development Officer for “Fair Foods Incorporated” (a dollar bag program for the needy) FFI
♣ Public Relations Officer for the “Montserrat Progressive Society of Boston” (MPS)
♣ Member of the Codman Hill Neighborhood Civic Association
♣ Host and Producer of an IRadio, VIBE 105.3FM talk show: “Positive Impact”
Mary continues to use her many skills to enrich, enhance and empower her Community.
The Black History Month Breakfast will be held on Thursday March 3, 2016 at the Boston Colonnade Hotel from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
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