To the Editor:

A pioneer has left us. Anne Solomon, a good friend to many, a wonderful wife to Stan and mother to Aimee and Filippa.

An English transplant who had great social vision and an eye for the unique things in life, Anne was always upfront and inquisitive with her words and thoughts. It was Anne as a volunteer with the Crafts Committee of the Milford Fine Arts Council that established the annual New England Art and Crafts Festival, the popular Holiday Boutique and a staunch supporter of the Milford city-wide Students Art Exhibit. She served many years on the board of the Milford Fine Arts Council and is one of those few people who made a significant difference in the culture of Milford. A doer and thinker, not a talker, she was both immediate and impromptu, a pioneer.

Anne was the inspirational force and worker that initiated the Center for the Arts. It was Anne who investigated the possibility and then the transformation of the then-vacant eastbound railway station into Milford’s Center for the Arts.

Personally, I have had the pleasure of knowing Anne for many years. Initially as part of my painting class with the Milford Recreation Department, I realized how special she was. She had a wonderful outlook on life, a terrific sense of humor, a strong set of good values and was an advocate for human rights.

Anne had the uncanny ability to make use of all resources to better any situation. I feel very fortunate, as do many of us, to have had the pleasure of having Anne part of our lives.

Bill Meddick