The governor Pedro Pierluisi decreed five days of mourning, after the death of the former first lady Kate Donnellywidow of the former governor Carlos Romero Barceloso the flags of all public buildings will fly at half-mast from this Monday until next Friday, September 22.
“It is with deep sadness that I receive the news of the death of former first lady Kate Donelly de Romero-Barcelo. On behalf of all the people of Puerto Rico, I send to his children Melinda and Juan Carlos, and to all his family and friends, our most sincere condolences in this time of pain,” the chief executive expressed in written statements.
The governor added that the writer, also born in New York, “was an exceptional woman who played a fundamental role in our history, advocating for those most in need and leaving an indelible mark on everyone who knew her. Likewise, he indicated that she, she earned the respect and admiration of many, because “His commitment to the well-being of Puerto Rico was always manifested through his dedication to the noble causes and social projects of our people.”
“Let us all raise a prayer for the eternal rest of his soul. Rest in peace”, added the first executive.
Donnelly She was first lady of Puerto Rico during her husband’s incumbency, Carlos Romero Barcelothe fifth elected governor on the island, between 1977 and 1985.
At the time of his death, he was 86 years old. At the moment, no details have been released about his cause of death or his funeral.