Former Shelton alderman to be remembered with moment of silence

The Shelton Board of Aldermen will have a moment of silence at the start of tonight’s meeting to remember and honor former aldermanic President Joseph Lanzi.

Lanzi died on Aug. 29 at age 85. He served as an alderman during most times from the late 1980s until 2007, being elected from the Second Ward that includes downtown Shelton.

He also was well known for operating Lanzi’s Market — a small grocery store in central Shelton — and for his involvement at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church on Coram Avenue.

'Got along with everybody'

Many remembered Lanzi for his ability to get along with people, regardless of their background or political views. “He was the kind of guy who got along with everybody,” said current aldermanic President John Anglace.

The Sept. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium.

Also at the beginning of the meeting, a moment of silence will take place “on behalf of those who lost their lives and those who were forever scarred by the traffic events of Sept. 11, 2001,” according to the meeting’s agenda.