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NO. R-229.  House concurrent resolution honoring Margaret Larivee for her dedicated public service on behalf of the town of Richford.


Offered by:  Representatives Perry of Richford and McAllister of Highgate

Offered by:  Senators Illuzzi and Starr

Whereas, Margaret Larivee has served devotedly for many years the town of Richford to which she moved as a child, and

Whereas, while raising her family, and holding a job beyond that primary responsibility, Margaret Larivee was always ready to meet a challenge, and she made a commitment and found the time to serve her community and church in many ways, and

Whereas, the availability of first responder services in Richford was of great personal importance, and, in pursuit of this objective, she joined the Richford  Ambulance Service and became one of its most active members, and

Whereas, in later years when the town’s emergency services were in need of a radio dispatcher, she rose to the occasion and volunteered for this essential task as did her mother, Theresa Messier, and both these dedicated citizens operated the emergency telephone system around the clock for many years, and

Whereas, in 1990, Margaret Larivee became the second woman ever elected to the Richford Selectboard, and her wise presence on this municipal governing body continued unabated until she decided to step down, effective Town Meeting Day 2007, and

Whereas, while the selectboard will no longer have the benefit of her counsel, Margaret Larivee remains a Richford justice of the peace, an office she has held for more than a quarter of a century, and

Whereas, Margaret Larivee will continue her work on countless other boards and committees in Richford and elsewhere in Franklin County, and

Whereas, her unselfish community service, which at times has been very demanding, merits special recognition, now therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor Margaret Larivee for her dedicated public service on behalf of the town of Richford, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Margaret Larivee in Richford and to the Richford selectboard.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont