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.