Statement from the Columbus Citizens Foundation On the Passing of Mario M. Cuomo

Jan 05, 2015 723

The Columbus Citizens Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of former Governor Mario M. Cuomo. The Governor was an extraordinary Italian American and a powerful voice for the community he served as well as the American people. He was not only a major force in the political arena but a true representative of integrity, respectability and exemplified sheer brilliance, compassion and an ability to communicate with all people.

The Governor was an accomplished son of Italian immigrants, raised from humble beginnings in a family-owned store in South Jamaica, Queens, who rose to prominence through education and his convictions. He would pursue his studies in law; achieving the better life every family wishes for their child, to eventually become a champion of his community and a politician for the people.

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