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(J.R.H. 70)

Offered by: Representative Flory of Pittsford.

Whereas, Patrick Candon was born and resided for 90 years in the town of Pittsford, and

Whereas, after graduating from Pittsford High School and the Rutland Business College, he commenced a brief career in the private sector, and

Whereas, Patrick Candon had a lifelong desire to serve the residents of Pittsford as a public servant, and

Whereas, this wish was fulfilled in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Patrick Candon as the U.S. Postmaster in Pittsford, the first such appointment of the newly-inaugurated President, and

Whereas, Patrick Candon enthusiastically accepted his postal appointment and assured the flow of mail in Pittsford for the next 36 years, and

Whereas, while continuing his long tenure as a U.S. Postmaster, Patrick Candon was an active leader in the civic life of his home town and village, serving as town moderator and village president, and

Whereas, a great supporter of providing public library services to all who seek the pleasure of reading the printed word, he was a director, secretary and ultimately president of the Maclure Library in Pittsford, and

Whereas, desiring to encourage the study and celebration of local history, Patrick Candon volunteered his time at the Pittsford Historical Society, including serving a term as the society's president, and

Whereas, after retiring from the U.S. Post Office in 1969, Patrick Candon continued his public service commitment when, in 1972, he successfully ran for the Vermont House of Representatives and was Pittsford's member in the General Assembly for four consecutive terms, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its condolences to the family of former Representative Patrick Candon of Pittsford, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to each of former Representative Patrick Candon's surviving siblings, Sister Elizabeth Candon of the Sisters of Mercy in Burlington and Margaret Durham of Poultney.