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(J.R.H. 19)

Offered by: Representatives Bristol of Brattleboro, Costello of Brattleboro, Darrow of Newfane ,Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, Milkey of Brattleboro, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Partridge of Windham and Rusten of Halifax.

Whereas, Anthony C. "Tony" Buraczynski, whose life began and concluded in New Hampshire, was a leading civic and political leader in Windham County, and

Whereas, while residing in Torrington, Connecticut, he opened a catering business where he developed a flair for the fine culinary art of Polish cooking that years later attracted the attention of First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and

Whereas, Tony Buraczynski experienced his first taste of electoral politics as a member of the Torrington Town Council, and

Whereas, after returning to the north country and settling in Brattleboro, Tony Buraczynski operated several locally popular businesses, including King's Cabins, King's Bowling Center and King's Drive-in, and

Whereas, in 1962, seeking to represent the citizens of Brattleboro in the Vermont General Assembly, he successfully stood for election to the House of Representatives, and

Whereas, his superb legislative skills and outgoing personality were the hallmarks of his 26 years of representational service and earned him the well-deserved honor of Dean of the House, and

Whereas, he brightened the long winter nights in Montpelier through his successful effort to revitalize Farmers' Night as a Wednesday night State House tradition that now features a diverse cornucopia of music, drama and dance performances, and

Whereas, Tony Buraczynski was active in many fraternal organizations, including the Eagles, the Elks, the Knights of Columbus and the Rotary, whose Brattleboro chapter honored him as its first Paul Harris Fellow, and

Whereas, Tony Buraczynski was happily married to his wife Katherine for 63 years, and was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its sincere condolences to the family of former Representative Anthony C. Buraczynski on the passing of the House's much admired long-time colleague and dean, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Katherine Buraczynski.