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Anthony Dirienzo

Derby's First Mayor of Italian Descent

Anthony Dirienzo was not only Derby's first mayor of Italian descent, but he was also Derby's longest serving mayor. He was elected to the top city office six times. Ironically, he lost in his first attempt before taking control.

Correct answers were received from: Mayor Marc Garofalo (also of Italian descent!), Gene Wajdowicz, Ann Searles, Ken Dupke, Jack Skelding, Mary Lou Boroski, Frank Lazowski, C. F. Douglass, Randy Ritter, Leo Moscato, Don Hayden, Henry Wajdowicz, Millie from Ansonia,  Frank from St. Pete, Jane Papale, Catherine Kelleher, Rick Dunne, Joan Driscoll, Gary Lungarini, John Rak, Jay Berman, Jim Bartlett, Pat Dimon, Marsha Pettingill, David M. Hughes, Josephine Casine O'Donnell, Bigdaddy from Bristol, Virginia Ljungquist, and Dave Petz.

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