House GOP leader Cafero: Late rep was a ‘consummate public servant’

State Rep. Larry Miller (R-122) died Sunday. He was 78.
State Rep. Larry Miller (R-122) died Sunday. He was 78.

NORWALK, Conn. — House Republican Larry Cafero of Norwalk, reflecting on the passing of fellow State Rep. Larry Miller (R-122), today called the Stratford native a “consummate public servant and gentleman” who served his community with dignity and strength, and a man who was committed to his family above all else.

“Larry Miller was a great friend and colleague who was passionate about his job in the legislature and the issues most dear to him — the environment; housing, for instance. He was a pleasure to be around. He was passionate about life, about his children and his wife Millie,” Cafero said.

“He is sorely missed.”

Miller, 78, died Sunday. Despite failing health recently, the 20-plus-year House veteran was committed to meeting his obligations to serve in the legislative session that just concluded May 7, according to a press release from Cafero’s office.

Miller was honored May 5 when a resolution declaring Connecticut was the site of the first powered air flight by Gustave Whitehead in 1901 was approved by the House of Representatives. Miller had made the issue his personal mission in recent years.

Miller was elected to serve Stratford and Shelton in 1990 and used his experience in leading local community, civic and political organizations as his guiding force in the legislature. One of his signature issues was in the area of housing, but he was also a leading force on economic development and the environment.

”His hometown of Stratford, the people of Shelton, and the entire state of Connecticut are better off because of Larry Miller,” Cafero said. “We all benefited from his wisdom, good humor, his smile and just his presence. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

“On behalf of his Republican colleagues, I want to thank his family for sharing such a caring man, Larry Miller, with us.”



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