ARTHUR B. POOLE
Roy, a resident of Harwinton for more than 60 years,
is this year’s recipient of the Arthur B. Poole
Madaleine’s accomplishments, according to the
Award Committee range from with the American Red Cross
during World War II to serving as treasurer of the Harwinton
Sundowners, which she has been a member for 13 years.
“Madeleine is the type of individual who commits
herself 100 percent to any obligation that she accepts,”
the committee statement read.
Long active in town government, the Lake Harwinton Road
resident served as assistant town clerk to Helen Bentley
for 15 years. She was also on the Board of Assessors
for 20 years, serving as its chairman for a time. During
her chairmanship, she was the first Harwinton assessor
to earn a state of Connecticut certification for assessing.
Roy was also registrar of Harwinton voters for many
years and was secretary to the Zoning Commission. She
still acts as a consultant to the commission.
Other political activities include 35 years as a member
of the Harwinton Republican Town Committee, with stints
as vice chairman and secretary for the group, and membership
in the Litchfield Count Woman’s Republican Club.
She has also been a member of the Immaculate Heart of
Mary Church and choir since their origin.
Invitations to the Award ceremony were sent to her family
and friends including her two children, Jane W. Thrall
and Charles L. Weingart, as well as town officials.
Roy has eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
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