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ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2007-2008

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NO. R-112.  House concurrent resolution in memory of Bristol selectboard member Armand Compagna.

(H.C.R.81)

Offered by:  Representatives Sharpe of Bristol, Fisher of Lincoln, Bray of New Haven, Clark of Vergennes, Jewett of Ripton, Maier of Middlebury, Nuovo of Middlebury, Oxholm of Vergennes and Stevens of Shoreham

Whereas, the town of Bristol recently lost one of its most beloved citizens and community leaders, Armand Compagna, who was raised in Morrisville but had called Bristol home for nearly three decades, and

Whereas, the death of Armand Compagna ended the life of a remarkable individual who was deeply committed to the welfare of the town of Bristol and its citizenry, and

Whereas, in both his private and public-sector activities, he was an industrious individual whose personal integrity was always beyond repute, and

Whereas, Armand Compagna was a well-known, self-employed barber who practiced his profession proficiently and with great humor, and

Whereas, he was a passionate hunting and fishing enthusiast, and

Whereas, his love for traditional Vermont sporting activities prompted him to start selling guns and ammunition in his barbershop, and

Whereas, cognizant of the fatal consequences that can result from careless hunting habits, Armand Compagna became a hunting safety instructor and instructed over 375 youngsters in preparation for their hunting certification examinations, and

Whereas, his knowledge of gun safety rules proved invaluable in his roles for about 35 years as a law enforcement officer in the towns of Bristol and Vergennes and as an Addison County deputy sheriff, and

Whereas, when not acting in a law enforcement capacity, Armand Compagna might be assisting in the saving of lives as a local rescue squad volunteer, and

Whereas, Armand Compagna’s public service was not restricted to law enforcement and rescue squad duties as he served with great distinction on the Bristol selectboard for seven years and had been elected last March to his fourth consecutive two-year term, and

Whereas, his family was often nearby him throughout the workday as his shop was connected to the home where he and his wife, Sharon, resided and raised their two daughters, Christy and Wendy, and

Whereas, a large number of his friends paid their final respects to Armand Compagna at memorial events honoring his life, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere sympathy to the family of Armand Compagna, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Sharon Compagna in Bristol.



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