Every year, the Meghan A. Martin award is presented to someone whose actions embody the many things that Meghan stood for and demonstrated every day. The recipient of the 2021 Meghan A Martin award is Paul J. Cervone.  

Paul is constantly going above and beyond to serve not only his clients but his colleagues and the company. He is the first person to raise his hand to help out a new agent or even host an entire training for agents new to the business. Paul has a tremendous amount of experience, and he happily shares his knowledge and wisdom with anyone who wants it, doing what he can to help raise up those around him. Paul is the kind of person who is everyone’s cheerleader, he is constantly giving feedback, support, and acknowledgment of a job well done. He is famous for sending some of the warmest, most kind and grateful emails staff members have ever read. Paul’s positive attitude is contagious, it’s hard to stay in a negative mindset with him in the room. Additionally, as a member of Military on the Move, Paul proudly works with the nation’s military to help their relocation process go as smoothly as possible.

“When I think back about how giving, how appreciative, and how generous Meghan Martin was, I feel strongly that Paul J. Cervone was the right pick to be the winner this year. Paul joined our company about 5 years ago and even though his business has grown substantially, he has increased the amount of time that he takes to spend with others in the company to help them learn the business, grow their business and to help the company overall. Paul has endless generosity, just like Meghan did, so we feel strongly that Paul is the obvious choice for this esteemed recognition. I know that Meghan is looking down smiling in agreement.”
“I have a ‘support’ folder in my email where I save kind and supportive emails. This folder is 90% filled with emails from Paul! He is always willing to drop what he is doing to show his support for someone’s hard work. It’s not just me and my team that get these messages, he does this with everyone, and I really admire that in him. Paul, this genuine kindness you show others is why you are so deserving of the Meghan Martin Award, and I hope you save this message from me in your support folder!”

Paul has been a REALTOR® with Lamacchia Realty since 2017. He quickly grew his business, and by 2019 qualified for the coveted distinction of President’s Club. Paul has qualified for President’s Club every year since, and in 2021 achieve President’s Club ELITE status. In 2020, Paul won the annual Review Contest, having received most positive reviews in the company for the year. Clearly, Paul’s clients think just as highly of him as we do! Frequently among the top 10 in the Woburn Office and the company, Paul is an outstanding REALTOR®. But above that, Paul is an outstanding colleague and friend. We are honored to have people like Paul J. Cervone in our company and are proud to name him as the winner of this year’s Meghan A. Martin award.  

Meghan Martin

Meghan Martin joined Lamacchia Realty in late 2017 and made a massive impression on everyone in the company, including agents, staff, and the leadership team.  During her brief time at the company, everyone noticed Meghan’s incredibly positive attitude as she treated everyone with respect, was gracious, thankful, and giving.

Meghan was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and fought it with dedication and hope, raising awareness and funds during her health journey by contributing her time and energy to the Pan-Mass Challenge and to the Dana Farber Institute.  Her attitude never faltered during her initial diagnosis, nor when the cancer returned in 2014.  Meghan was always present, hopeful, dedicated, and thankful for all the goodness in her life, never letting this sickness get the best of her.

In her first year of joining the company, Meghan Martin accomplished her goal of being inducted into the President’s Club, for which she and her husband traveled to Aruba with the fellow President’s Club inductees and members of the management team – a time for which everyone on that trip is grateful for. While there, Anthony talked with Meghan and Genevieve Botelho about how they set their minds to making President’s Club and how Anthony was so proud of them.  One thing to note, is Meghan did not want to talk about her cancer in the video, so they did not. While it would have made an impression, that is not what Meghan was about. She did not want any excuses or special treatment.  Meghan’s passing in August of 2019 was incredibly sad for everyone in the company, but everyone also knew that she’d rather her life be celebrated with joy.

“Meghan was an inspiration and someone you were just drawn to. She had this energy and spirit that was simply put, just Meghan.  She had this special way of making everyone she spoke to feel special, as if you were the only one she was speaking to and the only thing that was important to her.  She also made sure to ask everyone how THEY were doing. How THEIR work was going. How THEIR life was. She was extremely smart, professional, driven, and always led by example.  She wanted to be the best mom, best wife, best friend and best Realtor. Cancer unfortunately made Meghan be someone she didn’t want to be, as it sometimes made her weak and tired.  Despite that, she was determined to kick cancer in the butt and prove she could do anything – prove she could conquer the world! She wanted to make Presidents Club her first year with Lamacchia, despite everything, and of course she did! Nothing could stop her. She never used cancer as an excuse.  And that’s inspiring to many people to be more like Meghan.  To not let the lemons life gives you be an excuse.  In fact, quite the opposite: take advantage of each day and do as much as you can, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.” 
“Meghan is, was, and forever will be one of the most inspirational people I have known. When we first met, we had an immediate connection and became fast friends. She told me that she was going to make the Lamacchia Realty President’s Club and we would be together in Aruba. Despite her prognosis, Meghan never stopped reaching for her goals. Her determination was one of the attributes I loved most. In under two years, Meghan did make President’s Club and it was there, on the bow of a boat, that I had a conversation with Meghan that I will remember for the rest of my life, because it changed my life. She is the bravest, kindest and most inspirational person. I am honored to have known her and to have been able to call her a friend."