Marill and Tom Demakes (far left); (top row) Jo Ann Simons; Mary and Joel Abramson; (bottom row) Jonathan, Olivia, Sandra, Zoe, Susan and Jeffrey Brudnick; and Jessica Black, James Odorczuk and Emy Black.
How many times have we heard it’s better to give than to receive? For a number of Swampscott residents, it’s not just a saying, but a way of life. These individuals have given generously of their time, money and even professional lives for the betterment of the North Shore community. We celebrate their contributions in the stories that follow.