LIVINGSTON, NJ — During his final meeting as Livingston’s mayor, Al Anthony publicly thanked his wife, Lori, for “all [she has] done and sacrificed” during his two terms as mayor. In addition to declaring Dec. 16, 2019 as Lori Anthony Day in Livingston, he also announced that “each and every day will now be known forevermore in the Anthony household as Lori Anthony Day.”

Anthony acknowledged that the five members of the township council “all have tremendous spouses” who have always been supportive of the many hours spent outside of their homes. After previously serving as mayor in 2016 and as he nears his end of his 2019 term, Anthony felt a strong need to honor his wife with an official proclamation from the township.

“Lori Anthony has devoted countless hours to keeping the home fires burning and taking care of the Anthony home and children Luke, Samuel, Joseph and Gabriela,” the proclamation states. “[Her] selfless devotion to their family once again allowed her husband, Mayor Al Anthony, to attend grand openings, council meetings, ribbon cuttings, committee meetings and spend hundreds of hours away from home tending to his mayoral duties.”

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The proclamation also declares that as of Dec. 31, 2019, Anthony will be “returning to his formal role as a dutiful and helpful husband, once again assuming his fair share of the family responsibilities.”

With three sons of his own, Anthony joked that the boys always feel pressure to “find a girl as nice as their mom,” which he said is only one example of how wonderful his wife is.

Many in the audience during the council meeting applauded the mayor for this public gesture and also thanked the mayor for his service over the last year.