BRISTOL, R.I. — The middle-aged guy in a US banner sweater grinned in a photograph from the front web page of the paper that is local.
It absolutely was April 2014, and David E. Barboza had simply been awarded Bristol’s “highest honor.”
He had been likely to be primary marshal regarding the Fourth of July parade, the earliest parade that is continuous the united states, broadcast survive neighborhood television and went to by countless amounts.
This is the latest recognition for a man who’d held almost every part in his hometown — cop, volunteer firefighter, and EMT; multiterm Town Council user; civil defense director; a nearby Democratic operative serving on different panels and commissions. He also had been an assistant that is administrative St. Mary’s Church and manager associated with the cemetery.
Since the president regarding the Fourth of July Committee told the Bristol Phoenix magazine, Barboza had “done lots of things quietly for the town.”