Bridgeport business owner honored posthumously for his charity work
A Bridgeport business owner was honored Sunday one year after his death.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal recognized the charity work of 53-year-old Anthony Mobilio at the Merton Center Sunday morning.
Mobilio, the owner of Mobilio & Son's Heating & Cooling, donated a boiler to a nonprofit among other generous acts.
"Anthony Mobilio made a difference. He touched so many lives,” Blumenthal said. “His boundless generosity is his legacy, and honoring him is such an honor for me.”
Mobilio's family accepted the honor and said they're grateful for the tribute.
"He was just a great all-around person, and as you can tell, our family's here for a reason—d we're all here to support what he did— and I will admit that we all miss him dearly, but he is a great person all around,” says nephew Joe Mobilio.
The family says Mobilio was famous for helping people in need and for never seeking credit.