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RETIREMENT BOARD MEMBER RECEIVED MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION ON MONTH PRIOR TO DEATH
NOVEMBER 27, 2011: On October 28, 2011, Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday proclaimed Franklin J.( Buddy) Spaulding Day in the City of Newburyport. The proclamation was issued in recognition of Buddy’s 26 years of service on the Newburyport Retirement Board. The proclamation was issued just one month prior to his death on November 23, 2011.
Spaulding, an elected member of the Newburyport Retirement Board since 1986, and chairman since 1996, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at the age of 88. He was a Firefighter for the City of Newburyport from 1957 until his retirement in 1986. He was also a veteran and served his country during WW II with the United States Navy.
His term on the Newburyport Retirement Board would have expired in December 2011, however he announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election.
As a tribute to Buddy for his 26 years of service on the Newburyport Retirement Board, Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday proclaimed October 28, 2011, as Franklin J. (Buddy) Spaulding Day in the City of Newburyport. The proclamation came just one month prior to his death.
Note: An election is now underway to fill Buddy's seat. This will be for a full three-year term.