Recently a monument to Leo Pugliese, a long time Hartford
Democratic "Boss" and community activist, was dedicated
at the intersection of Broad and White Streets and Maple Avenue
in Hartford's South End. The inscription on the monument described
Pugliese as "A splendid and good friend who gave 60 years
of time, effort and affection to the people of Hartford and the
The memorial was funded by a gift from the Alexander A. Goldfarb
Memorial Trust 1998.
Last Thursday, September 17, a few of the many friends of Pugliese
left behind in Hartford's South End gathered to pay him homage.
"He was a man who cared deeply about people and had a very
special quality that brought folks to the table to talk. He dedicated
his life to helping others in a superior democratic effort,"
said former Deputy Mayor Robert F. Ludgin.
"I will always remember his kindness and how much he would
do for anyone in our Hartford community. He was a man of his
word. Leo had great pride in our democratic process," said
former Democratic State Central Committee member William Barone.