Mayor Jon Dalton asked for a moment of silence at Monday night's Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting for Diane Hertlein, former Town and Country mayor and aldermen.
Dalton said Hertlein recently passed away. Others who knew her tell Town and Country - Manchester Patch that she died about a week ago and hadn't been feeling "well" for some time.
Dalton said Hertlein served as the Town and Country mayor from 1995 to 1997 and was also elected to alderman in 1994, prior to running for mayor. He said she was also a member of the Town and Country Garden Club for years.
"Like many of us, she cared about this community," Dalton said. "She gave up her time and her talents."
Alderman Skip Mange, who knew Hertlein more than 20 years, tells Patch her roots were deep in Town and Country. He said her children were raised in Town and Country, while both her children and grandchildren attended The school. She was also a member of , according to Mange.
"She was a wonderful individual. A loving, caring person and a tremendous asset to her church," Mange said. "And a very good mayor."
Mange was unaware of any memorial services for Hertlein and said her family is very private.
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*EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been corrected to reflect that the moment of silence was held at the Town and Country Board of Aldermen meeting Monday night.