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Mayor Mufi Hannemann’s Statement

on THE Passing of Madelyn Dunham:


“The people of the City and County of Honolulu join me in expressing our condolences to Senator Barack Obama, Maya Soetoro-Ng, and their ohana on the passing of their grandmother, Madelyn Dunham.


“I know Ms. Dunham was a tremendous influence on Senator Obama’s life and not only shaped his growth but his character, integrity, and devotion to serving others.  Hers is an amazing legacy of love, sacrifice, and aloha, and I know she’ll be missed deeply by all whose lives she touched over these many years.


“It’s sad beyond words that she won’t be here to celebrate her grandson’s finest hour, or to see how the child she helped raise has galvanized a nation with his message of hope and change.


“Gail and I offer our prayers to the senator and the family.”





Bill Brennan, 527-6928


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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