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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Tributes to ‘Mr Westport,’ Allen Raymond

Westporters paid tribute today to Allen A. Raymond, known to many as “Mr. Westport,” who died today at 91.

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Allen Raymond was honored at Green’s Farms Church on his 90th birthday.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com

First Selectman Jim Marpe released the following statement on the death of his longtime friend:

“With the passing of Allen Raymond, Westport has lost an exceptional member of our community. A vibrant, intelligent, giant of a man, Allen was a close, personal friend of mine but more importantly, Allen was Mr. Westport.  His name will always be remembered alongside the great contributors to our town.

“From his early days as a youngster, when he spent his summers in Westport, Allen knew Westport inside and out. For almost 70 years, his involvement and generous commitment to Westport was unquestioned and steadfast.

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