Rep. Matt Ritter

June, 2011


A new sign designating the intersection of Albany Avenue and High Street in Hartford as “George and Patricia Ritter Corner” now adorns the street post in honor of their life-long civic commitment to the Capital City.

Ritter Family

Ritter Corner Sign
The Ritter family gathers at the dedication of “George and Patricia Ritter Corner” in Hartford.
(R-L) State Rep. Matt Ritter, former Speaker of the House Tom Ritter, Jessica Ritter,
Penn Ritter, Gillian Ritter,  former State Rep. John Ritter, Patrick Dowling-Logue.

At the street dedication ceremony in June, Mayor Pedro Segarra noted that George and Patricia dedicated themselves to the causes of social justice, equal opportunity and public service. This included founding the Connecticut Housing Investment Fund in the late 1960s to foster minority homeownership in Hartford. To this day, CHIF is a leader in promoting affordable housing in the City and region.

State Rep. Matt Ritter was extremely appreciative of the gesture from the City to honor his grandparents. Matt’s grandfather, George, who passed away last year, served as Hartford’s Deputy Mayor and was also a State Representative for the City.

“My grandparents were very giving and chose to commit much of their lives working to improving the quality life in the city they loved so much,” Matt said. “They would have been deeply touched by this recognition. I would like to extend my appreciation and that of my entire family to the Mayor, City Council and City staff for this incredible tribute to my grandparents.”

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