Former mayor, longtime city councillor is said to be ‘stable but gravely ill’ at the Youville Hospital

Word spread quickly Monday and Tuesday that Councillor George V. Colella – once the longest serving mayor in the city’s history – was gravely ill at Youville Hospital in Cambridge.

Friends and confidants who had visited him Tuesday said he was “stable but gravely ill,” and that his family was with him.

Virtually everyone in every political circle of the City has stopped to offer thoughts and prayers for Colella this week.

Colella has been receiving intensive treatment for several medical problems for the last several months – missing several Council meetings – but apparently his condition worsened last weekend.

He is the longest-serving elected official in the entire state. He was first elected to public office in the 1950s.

Many consider him the lifeblood and cornerstone of Revere politics.

4 comments for “Former mayor, longtime city councillor is said to be ‘stable but gravely ill’ at the Youville Hospital

  1. Andrea Sposito
    November 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family

  2. John Perez
    November 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    George,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, god bless you.

    John Perez

  3. Monique (Perrier) Napolitano
    November 5, 2010 at 1:07 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with George and his Family. Mr. George Collela helped my Family in so many ways when they needed it. May God bless him.

    Monique (Perrier) Napolitano
    formerly of Revere

  4. Stephen
    November 5, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with George and his loved ones..

    The Fiore Family
    Revere

    Great Guy

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