Hattie Brown Award Recipients for the 234th Fourth of July Celebration
Brett and Jenn Mancieri
2019 Brown Award Recipient for the 234th Fourth of July Celebration
The Hattie Brown Award has been presented since 1987 to a worthy Bristolian who demonstrates the same spirit of community service that was exhibited by Hattie Brown. Hattie was a long time member of the Fourth of July Committee and was well known for her charitable contributions and community service in Bristol and throughout the state. She could always be counted on for her support whether it was a church, youth organization or fraternal order.
This year’s recipient is Brett and Jenn Mancieri.
Jenn is a lifelong Bristol resident who attended Bristol Schools until freshman year and then went on to Our Lady of Fatima High School where she graduated in 1995. She received her Dental Radiology Certification from Boston University in 1998. She is currently employed as a Dental Assistant for Harborside Family Dental in Riverside.
Jenn joined the Bristol Fire Department in 1995 becoming a rescue member and received her EMT license in 1997. She served as secretary of the division of EMS as well as a Practical Instructor before reaching life member status in 2010.
Jenn has been a member of The Ladies Auxiliary since 2000, and is currently their president. In addition, she is founder and chairwoman of the Community Aid Fund and Fire Trailer helping families in need year round. The trailer is the only one around that can respond to house fires and give families what they need immediately.
In the spirit of community aid, she also started The Kick Off To Christmas Community Aid Drive where last year they helped 82 families within the Bristol Warren School District.
She is also Vice Chairwoman of the Fireman’s Welfare and Relief Committee.
Her other awards include:
• 2016 Recipient of The Vicki Van Voast Award
• Member of the Bristol Festive Committee
• Volunteer at St. Elizabeth’s Church
• Board Member of The James D. Reilly Foundation and
• Social member of The Dreadnaught Hook and Ladder Company
Her husband Brett is a lifelong resident of Bristol and attended Bristol schools. He is employed by the Department of Public Works as Chief Mechanic and is also owner of BAM Powder Coating in Bristol. He joined the Hydraulion Engine & Hose Company of the Bristol Fire Department in 1991 and is a life member. He is also currently a member of the fire police. Brett was a past member of the Division of the EMS. He coached Little League baseball from 1993-1996 .
Brett has volunteered his time for the 4th of July Committee for many years. He made the Orange Crate Derby ramp as well as the float for the parade. He also helped mount and make the trailer for Mr. Potato Head.
Brett helps maintain and transports the fire trailer and organizes the outside activities for the Kick off To Christmas event each year.
In 2002 Brett received a Metal of Valor from the American Legion and a commendation from The Town of Bristol for jumping into the bay in October 2001 to save a man who was trapped in his car.
He has been married to Jenn since 2003 and they have two children, Jake Mancieri and Christopher Gomes.