01.02.13

Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The Passing Of Bishop Moses Anderson

[Bishop Moses B. Anderson, retired auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit, died on Jan. 1.  He had been living in Livonia, Mich.  Bishop Anderson and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont became lifelong friends while both were at Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, Vt.]

“Bishop Moses Anderson and I became close friends at Saint Michael’s College, where I was an undergraduate student.  And after Marcelle and I married, he became a close friend of our family, even baptizing one of our children.  We were so proud when he escorted Marcelle as she accepted an honorary doctorate from St. Mike’s four years ago.

“My parents and Marcelle’s parents also had a special bond with him, and we have nurtured our close friendship through the years.  We have so many memories and photographs of our families’ time together.  Losing him is like losing a member of our family.”

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