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Mummas: His & Her Larchmont Trustees Honored For Years of Service

Both Richard and Mary Ann Mumma were trustees on the Larchmont Village Board, he in the 70s, she in the late 90s. Both have volunteered in numerous other capacities since moving to Larchmont in 1963. And before they move to Virginia, they were honored for their many contributions by the current board at its May 10 meeting.

On hand were many friends, neighbors, and fellow volunteers to wish them well.

Mary Ann and Richard Mumma

“Dick was President of the Mamaroneck Board of Education during a tumultuous time when the battles between the open and structured classrooms were begin waged, and he used to get it from all sides,” said Trustee Marlene Kolbert.

He then went on to become a member of the Larchmont Board from 1974 to 1976. Two decades later, his wife was elected to that board and served from 1996 to 2001. A proclamation read by Mayor Josh Mandell recounted how together the couple not only raised six children but gave time and commitment to a variety of projects that have benefited all who live in Larchmont.

Trustee Kolbert said the two embodied the best of the volunteer spirit of the community. “Thank you,” she added. “You will be missed.”

Richard Ward also thanked the two and recalled he came to know Mary Ann when he ran opposite her for the board.

Former Mayor Miriam Curnin said she owed two debts to Mr. Mumma. The first was when he saved her son Kevin’s life by pulling him out of the water after he had fallen from a seawall on Flint Avenue. The second was when, as a Republican on an all Republican board, Mr. Mumma broke long standing precedent by appointing her, a Democrat, to the Communications Committee. She cited Mr. Mumma’s work on the Library Board, the Revaluation Committee and the Burke Rehabilitation Institute.

She lauded Maryann Mumma for cheerfully serving on the Centennial Committee and the Library Board, never saying no to a request to volunteer.

Ms. Curnin gave a tearful send-off to the couple.

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3 comments to His & Her Larchmont Trustees Honored For Years of Service

  • KUDOS to the Mummas!! Hard to think of them leaving NY.

    I guess I should not be surprised the sleazy acts of Wall Street have gotten to L’mont, but it still annoys me that the felon moved to the the Village.

    Do enjoy getting the local news. Thank you!!

  • Good luck to Maryann and Dick in their new life.
    Larchmont will always remain in their hearts, as it has in ours.We wish you all the best!.

  • Sushi Says

    What do the sleazy acts of Wall Street have to do with a couple of long term residents and empty nesters of Larchmont moving out to greener pastures?? First of all, I can’t understand why too many would choose to stay in their expansive and lavish houses w/ the tax burdens in this area that are insane – if they no longer have kids in the school district and take advantage of very little or none of the facilities here. Most of the original families who grew up in Larchmont are already long time gone, after their darling chickadees flew the coop.

    Living down South is less expensive from so many perspectives (gasoline, food, clothing, housing, taxes, recreation etc.) plus the weather is much more desirable for Senior Citizens especially.

    I think it’s wonderful that this couple has a chance to begin a new journey together – and the great news for all who will miss them is that email and cell phone service is practically free today! So communication is EASY and keeping in touch is no problem.

    What I am most curious about is the comment from the first poster where she says “it still annoys me that the felon moved to the Village”. Larchmont has always had its fare share of “creative wage earners” – we just had very little transparency in the past. Ignorance was blissful in retrospect!!