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Mayor Weinberger Offers Condolences to Family of Antonio “Tony” Pomerleau; Celebrates Tony Pomerleau’s Life and Contributions to Burlington

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February 9, 2018
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Mayor Weinberger Offers Condolences to Family of Antonio “Tony” Pomerleau; Celebrates Tony Pomerleau’s Life and Contributions to Burlington

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today offered his condolences to the family of Antonio ”Tony” Pomerleau and celebrated Tony Pomerleau’s long, remarkable life and many contributions to Burlington:

 

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Pomerleau. My heart and thoughts go out to his family. Tony lived a remarkable life, working his way up from a popcorn seller and potato packer during the Great Depression to become one of Vermont’s most successful business people and most generous philanthropists. Tony had an enormous impact on Burlington, both as a business person who pursued substantial ventures and made major investments here, and as a philanthropist whose remarkable generosity benefited our Burlington Police Department, as well as local organizations and institutions too numerous to name. I always admired Tony’s love of family, and enjoyed hearing about Rita and their children. And Tony created an even bigger family through pursuing one of his greatest passions – providing opportunities to Burlington’s children. Thanks to Tony, generations of Burlingtonians will grow up with greater access to after school and recreational activities. I am honored to have worked with Tony many times over the years as Mayor, and I will miss him very much.”

 

 

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