09.08.14

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Passing Of Lola Aiken

Marcelle and I were sorry to learn of the passing of Lola Pierotti Aiken.   Her great partnership with her husband, a former Governor and then a U.S. Senator, is an important piece of the fabric of Vermont history.   The daughter of a stonecutter, she never forgot her Vermont roots.  She was well known for welcoming Vermonters whenever they stopped by his office in Washington to visit Senator Aiken – or, as she called him, “the Governor.”   She was a close friend of my mother, Alba Zambon Leahy, and for a time 75 years ago these two Italian-American Vermonters worked together at National Life in Montpelier.

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