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NO. R-36. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE BERNARD E. PARIZO.

(J.R.H. 30)

Offered by: Entire Membership of the House.

Whereas, Bernard E. Parizo laudably spent his professional career as an educator and devoted his personal time exercising his rights of citizenship as an appointed and elected municipal official and then as a state legislator, and

Whereas, he enthusiastically displayed an abiding passion for public service and a boundless desire to improve the civic environment of his home village of Essex Junction, the town of Essex and the state of Vermont, and

Whereas, for three decades, as part of his history curriculum, Bernard E. Parizo proudly imparted a special understanding of the unique story of Vermont’s tradition of citizen government to hundreds of secondary school students, and

Whereas, outside the classroom, he legislatively served the village of Essex Junction as a trustee, zoning board member and chair, as well a member of Essex Town’s selectboard, and

Whereas, recognizing that he would be a conscientious administrator, the voters of Essex Junction entrusted Bernard E. Parizo with important administrative responsibilities when they chose him as the village’s president, and

Whereas, acknowledging his mastery of parliamentary procedure and reputation for fairness and equanimity, he was repeatedly elected as moderator for both Essex Junction village and its school district, and

Whereas, after completing his professional career, Bernard E. Parizo was elected to the state legislature where all Vermonters had the benefit of his expertise in the governing process, and

Whereas, despite his busy schedule of community activities, Bernard E. Parizo was forever using his carpentry skills to benefit his family and neighbors, and

Whereas, Bernard E. Parizo was a devoted father and husband who was much beloved by his daughter Mary Jane, his son Paul, his grandchildren, his mother Zelia, and his loving wife Mary Ann who has continued the family tradition of public service as a member ofthe House of Representatives, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly fondly, and with great admiration, remembers former State Representative Bernard E. Parizo who was a true citizen of Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the Clerk of the House be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Representative Mary Ann Parizo.