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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Japanese maple tree dedicated in memory of Vin DiLauro

Vin DiLauro Dedication (Small)

WEST HAVEN, June 4, 2018 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, presents a plaque marking the dedication of a Crimson Queen Japanese maple tree in memory of Vincent J. “Vin” DiLauro, longtime president of the West Haven Twilight League, to DiLauro’s widow, Mary Ellen, and the DiLauro family on opening night of the baseball league’s 86th season Thursday, May 30, at Quigley Memorial Stadium.

From left, Bridget DiLauro, Todd and Rachael Richard, grandchildren Luke Richard, 8, and Claire Richard, 4, Mary Ellen DiLauro, Jennifer Carroll, grandson Brennan Carroll, 17, and Vin DiLauro’s brothers, Ralph and Anthony.

For more than 15 years, DiLauro, who died Jan. 28 at age 75, served as president of the Twilight League, the oldest amateur baseball league in the U.S., founded in 1933.

(City Photo/Kristen Teshoney)

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