City councillors voted to install a bench in honor of former City Clerk and Common Council member Michael Matarazzo during Monday’s meeting at City Hall.
Councillor-at-Large Richard Dell Isola., who grew up on the same street as Matarazzo, said the late city clerk was friends with all of the council members. He amended it to add council members and sent the communication to the Mayor’s Office.
“He’s very missed, Dell Isola said. “A great spot would be the parking lot entrance outside of City Hall, where he would hang out to talk to residents while having a cigarette.”
Dell Isola suggested having a small gathering for him at the dedication. Echoing that sentiment, City Clerk Sergio Cornelio said he will work with the Historical Commission to initiate a tour that will include Matarazzo.
“As the former clerk, he was my mentor,” Cornelio said.
Mike, born and raised in Everett, was the city’s unofficial historian as well as a talented musician, poet and writer. Matarazzo had retired as city clerk back in 2017 and passed away this past May at the age of 68.