Archbishop William Lori, the former Bishop of Bridgeport, visited Webster Bank Arena Saturday and dropped the puck at center ice. The Archbishop paid tribute to the late Gary Hammill, his former chauffeur and a former arena employee. A scholarship fund has been set up Kolbe-Cathedral High School in Bridgeport in Hammill’s name. Archbishop Lori was joined by Hammill’s wife, Joanne, and her sons Tim and Gary Jr.
In addition to working at the Arena, Gary also worked at Bluefish Stadium so it is no surprise so many would recognize Gary but didn’t know his name. In addition Gary was the bishop’s driver. Bishop Lori summed it up best when he told us ” Gary was involved in primarily neighbor to neighbor. Gary was constantly doing good for others one by one. But when you added it up it was a massive scale”.
By the way, the Sound Tigers won tonight 4-3.