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February 13, 2013

Newburyport mourns loss of George Lawler, savior of historic downtown


Matthews called Lawler a real friend.

“We graduated Newburyport High School together in 1946, and over the years went to many reunions together.

“I remember the night when I defeated him for mayor years ago, he came over to my house at about 2 a.m. It was a clean campaign, and we just talked about politics, the city and we caught up on things. He left at about 4 a.m.

“George and I were good friends. I will miss him; we all will miss him.”

Arrangements are being handled by the Twomey-LeBlanc Funeral Home. Details were incomplete at press time.

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