KENILWORTH, NJ – The December 11 council meeting was not only the last for the year, but also Mayor Anthony Peter DeLuca’s. Borough Hall was filled with family, friends, and members of the community to pay tribute for all the work and accomplishments that DeLuca succeeded in doing for Kenilworth while he served as the mayor.

DeLuca honored and gratified praised the residents of Kenilworth. “Thank you Kenilworthians for being a town I was proud to serve for.” He thanked the Borough, “This is not a one man’s job or show. All of you are excellent at your jobs.” He also thanked Michael Tripodi, former mayor of Kenilworth, Sheriff Peter Corvelli, his children, dog Rocky, and his wife Rose. He emphasized how supportive Rose had been for him the last four years. “If can’t get honesty from your wife, then who can you get it from.” He congratulated mayor elect Linda Karlovitch. “To every end there is a beginning. I believe I am leaving this town in good hands.” He closed his remarks with a poignant statement. “You don’t want to miss the moments. After all of this is over your family is what means the most.”

DeLuca will continue his service to Kenilworth through his dedication through the Kenilworth Fire Department and Rescue Squad. “His love for Kenilworth is evident in all he does” stated Laura Reinertsen Borough Clerk. “I know the staff at Borough Hall will miss his stopping in to ask about them and their families. On behalf of the personnel at Borough Hall, please accept our appreciation for all you do Mayor DeLuca and we’ll keep the coffee on.”

Please enjoy the online gallery which features the tribute to Mayor DeLuca presented by the Borough.