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Statement of the Lavender Family

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March 02, 2017

NEWBURYPORT -- The following is a statement from the Lavender family regarding the death of former Mayor Alan Lavender. 

“On behalf of our entire family, we wish to express our deepest gratitude for the outpouring of support we have received from our friends and neighbors in Newburyport since the tragic loss of our beloved Al on Tuesday.

“Al dedicated his life to his community. Al and his wife Betty have been active for years as board members with the Newburyport Public Library. A lifelong student, Al believed strongly in the value of education.

“We also wish to thank Mayor Donna Holaday and the Newburyport Police Department for their assistance as we come together as a family to celebrate Al’s life. We appreciate that the news media understands and respects our desire for privacy during this difficult time.”