Letter: Rest In Peace, Mr. Byrnes

Posted 1/19/23

To the editor:

I recently learned of the passing of well known Bristolian Mike Byrnes, and first and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends on his …

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Letter: Rest In Peace, Mr. Byrnes

Posted

To the editor:

I recently learned of the passing of well known Bristolian Mike Byrnes, and first and foremost I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mike's family and friends on his passing.

Mike and I debated on a regular basis in the opinion pages of the Phoenix, and while we were complete polar opposites in our political and social views, he was always a total gentleman in his rebuttals to my opinions. He conveyed his feelings in a professional and respectful manner and never resorted to personal or demeaning attacks, something that has become very rare in our society these days.

May he rest in peace.

Mike Proto
245 Chestnut St.

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