Remembering Tony Pomerleau

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copyright the Chronicle February 14, 2018

Antonio Pomerleau, known by all as Tony, was an Orleans County boy who achieved success in the big city, but never forgot his Kingdom roots.

Mr. Pomerleau, who marked his own centennial on September 28 of last year, died on February 8, about a month before Newport, the city where he grew up, marks its own hundredth birthday.

In honor of his years of generosity to the people of the city, Mr. Pomerleau was named last year as the grand marshal of Newport’s celebration. He accepted the honor with his customary good humor and promised to join in the celebration. It was the very rare promise he failed to keep.

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