Raymond Joseph Wieczorek, an American politician from Manchester, New Hampshire passed away on November 23, 2022, aged 93, after a period of declining health
Raymond was mayor of the city from 1990 to 2000, and represented District 4 on the Executive Council of New Hampshire from 2002 to 2012.
As the city’s five-term mayor, he oversaw the redevelopment of the Amoskeag Millyard and the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, as well as the construction of the civic center in downtown, now known as the SNHU Arena.
Wieczorek was a prominent figure in other aspects of the city prior to his political service. He moved to the city to raise his family in the late 1950s and ran an insurance company.
In the mid-1970s, he was the director and president of the Manchester Scholarship Foundation, and he was a founding father of the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, serving as chairman from 1986 to 1989.
Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig said “I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Mayor Raymond Wieczorek. Mayor Wieczorek cared deeply about this city, and many of our beloved institutions, like the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the SNHU Arena, were made possible by his hard work. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”