Greenwich First Selectman Issues Statement On Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei has issued the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

I am deeply saddened by the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush was a true champion with a passionate commitment to her family, her faith and for literacy. Those will be among her legacies.

The Greenwich community holds a special place in its collective heart for the Bush family. Former President Bush grew up here in Town and he met the love of his life, Barbara, at a Christmas dance at the Round Hill Club in 1941.

I think that something Mrs. Bush told graduates at a college commencement years ago still resonates today and illustrates how she lived her life – “… Your success as a family, our  success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

Mrs. Bush was a member of the Greatest Generation and because of those ideals, she will not be forgotten as they will live on with her family.