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(J.R.S. 59)

Offered by: Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County.

Whereas, Gaetan Thibault, a native of Paquetteville, Quebec, was a long-time resident of the Town of Norton and was greatly admired by his friends and neighbors and business associates, and

Whereas, Gaetan Thibault, for three decades, was an elected Norton town officer, first having been elected in 1967 at the age of 22 as a town auditor, and thereafter to the Norton Board of Selectmen, on which he served with distinction for 28 years, and

Whereas, Gaetan Thibault was honored by Norton residents by being elected on several occasions as Norton's town moderator to lead the annual town meeting, and

Whereas, on March 19, 1997, after a long illness, Gaetan Thibault passed away at the age of 52, leaving his wife, Delight, as well as his son and daughter, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sympathy to the friends and family of Gaetan Thibault, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his wife, Delight Thibault, to his son, Stepane Thibault, and to his daughter, Josee Riendeau, and be it further

Resolved: That the Town of Norton is hereby requested to display a copy of this resolution in a place of public view and prominence in a public place in Norton.