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Southbridge Retirement Board

Interim Administrator and Contact Person: Charlene Laporte
Phone: 508-765-4903 Fax: 508-765-0902 (Attn: Retirement Board)

Office Hours:
Monday8:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday8:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday8:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday8:00am to 8:00pm
Friday8:00am to 12:00pm

Members of the Southbridge Retirement Board:

  • Melinda Ernst-Fournier (Chairperson)
  • Jim Philbrook (Vice Chair)
  • Karen S. Harnois, Ex Officio
  • Julie Pena, Elected
  • Bonnie B. Losavio, Fifth Member


Retirees: The 2014 Benefit Verification Forms have been mailed out to all retirees. These forms are due on or before March 1, 2014. Failure to return this form could result in your pension check being withheld.

If you did not receive a Verification Form you will find the form under Retirement Resources to download or click any of these Verification Form links. If you have any questions please call the Southbridge Retirement Board Office.

The Southbridge Retirement System provides services to over 600 active and retired members. Our membership is comprised of employees from the Town of Southbridge, Southbridge Housing Authority and non-teacher positions forthe Southbridge School System and Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School.

For any concerns you might have regarding your retirement funds, please do not hesitate to contact the office or one of the board members.

Please Note: Information concerning Health Care coverage and Life Insurance should be referred to the Treasurer's Office.

Retirement Resources

Retirement Guides are available, please contact the Administrator for a copy or go to the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) for more information.

Retirement Counseling is available by appointment.

Please make sure to keep your records up to date by contacting this office with any changes.

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