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Posted on: December 3, 2019

November 29 designated as Despina K. Fassuliotis Day

PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, Despina K. Fassuliotis was born in Englewood, N.J., and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., where she graduated from Walton High School in 1946; and

WHEREAS, Despina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brooklyn College in 1950, the first in her family to graduate college; and

WHEREAS, During her college years Despina worked for the New York World Telegram and Sun and was featured in many newspaper fashion advertisements in that newspaper; and

WHEREAS, Despina married William (Bill) Fassuliotis on September 7, 1952; became a New York City school teacher and taught English and Language Arts in the South Bronx; and

WHEREAS, Despina and Bill built their house and moved their family to Greenwich in 1966; where they raised their four children, Karen Fassuliotis, Constance T. Fassuliotis, George W. Fassuliotis and Barbara F. Rogers while continuing her teaching career, eventually retiring after 32 years of service; and 

WHEREAS, In retirement Despina became a member of the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting (RTM) in District 11 in January 1999 and was reelected to nine more terms having served on the Education, Health and Human Services, Transportation committees and the RTM Moderator's Special Rules Committee; as District 11 Chair for six years; and chaired the RTM's 75th anniversary celebration in 2008; and

WHEREAS, Despina is retiring from the RTM after the completion of her term in 2019.

hereby proclaim Friday, November 29, 2019 as Despina K. Fassuliotis Day

in the Town of Greenwich and urge all our citizens to join me in applauding Ms. Fassuliotis' service to the Town and in wishing her many more years of health and happiness.

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