All of us can think of special individuals who always manage to find time to help other people.  14/WILI and the Mohegan Sun have a name for those special people.  They are Connecticut's RAYS OF SUNSHINE, and together we're paying tribute to them.   Hear acceptance interviews with many of our Ray of Sunshine winners by clicking here.  To nominate someone, simply email wayne @ or snail mail your entry to WILI Ray of Sunshine, 720 Main Street, Willimantic, Ct. 06226 with a few details on why your nominee is special.

Monique Roy

Monique Roy
WILI's October Ray of Sunshine Award winner Monique Roy's mother Maggie Dubois (L), Monique's son Eric, daughter Amanda, husband Brian, Monique (with Ray of Sunshine plaque), and Ray Peneault, VP Admininstration Mohegan Sun
Our October 2006 winner was Monique Roy of Mansfield.  She was nominated by her mother, Maggie Dubois, who wrote:
"I am writing about our daughter, Monique Roy. She has sung and played guitar with the St Mary Folk Group in Willimantic for over 25 years. She has also been the director of the children's choir for Christmas and Easter. She makes tapes of the songs the children will sing and sends the tapes home with them so that they can learn the songs, since most of them can't read music.
This year, she is helping with the Relay for Life for the St Mary Footprints team since the previous team captains won't be available on the Relay weekend.
Her most recent actions are what promoted me to write. Since there was no representative for our church this year to ride in the Steeple Chase Bike tour, she and her family volunteered. Her husband, Brian and two children, Eric 13, and Amanda 10,[ the Roy Family Riders] rode 20 miles and raised over $1,700. They came in fourth in raising the most money and were awarded a new mountain bike. They promptly brought the bike over to a needy relative and presented him with it.  Needless to say he was thrilled. But most of all what a tremendous lesson to teach her children ! To help others less fortunate in doing the race and also in the "gift" giving.
She is certainly a Ray of Sunshine to those who know her, she is a joy to be around."

Ray of Sunshine Archive:
May 2017 - Carolyn Stanich
February 2017 - Rita Perry
November 2016 - Jonathan Wadsworth
August 2016 - Marie Hakmiller
May 2016 - Lorraine Strenkowski
February 2016 - Alice Bury
December 2015 - Rosemarie Bessette
August 2015 - Tonya Landrie Ohlund
May 2015 - Karen Schenck
February 2015 - Maurice Simard
November 2014 - Dorothy Stevens
August 2014 - Phyllis Pintal
May 2014 - Karen Porter
March 2014 - Joan Merritt
November 2013 - Ron Pires
August 2013 - Dorothy Deptula
May 2013 - AnnMarie Poudrier
March 2013 - Frank Kristoff
January 2013 - Bil Czmyr
August 2012 - Patti Sue Brown
May 2012 - Bobbi Brown
February 2012 - Judy Prescott
November 2011 - Kathy Pekarovic
August 2011 - Dee and Dale Hammon
May 2011 - Sandy Reed
February 2011 - Rich Balogh
November 2010 - Lisa Baker Rose
September 2010 - Dan Hill
May 2010 - Susan Humes
February 2010 - Donna Charron
November 2009 - Pamela Bibeau
August 2009 - Joan Morin
June 2009 - Kay Roan
March 2009 - Marion Russo
December 2008 - Frank and Shirley Mauro
November 2008 - Charlene Perry
October 2008 - Angela LaTour
September 2008 - Joan Goba
August 2008 - Donna Clauson
July 2008 - Rosa Tirado
June 2008 - Barbara Leary
May 2008 - Kord Baker
April 2008 - Joe Henry
March 2008 - Barbara Colon
February 2008 - Charlie Wynn
January 2008 - Jessica Medina
December 2007 - Linda Harbec
November 2007 - Richard Kelley
October 2007 - Lynn White
September 2007 - Paul Doyle
July 2007 - Pam Horrocks
June 2007 - Lauren Perrotti
May 2007 - Jean DeSmet
April 2007 - Gen Micali
February 2007 - Belinda Clark
January 2007 - Miriam Epstein
December 2006 - Anita Sebestyen
November 2006 - Eileen Spear
October 2006 - Monique Roy
September 2006 - Helen Card
August 2006 - Joan Doiron
July 2006 - Roddy McComber
June 2006 - Tom Beardsley
May 2006 - Victor and Martha Funderburk
March 2006 - Barry Shayer
February 2006 - Judith Jencks
January 2006 - Ray Milvae
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