Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

April 27, 2023

Duff Statement on Passing of Stew Leonard, Sr.

Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement on the passing of Stew Leonard, Sr., the founder of Stew Leonard’s grocery store.

“I’m so sorry to hear about Stew Sr’s passing. When I was probably six years old, Stew was at the store and I ran to him like he was Santa. He kneeled down to say hi and then asked if I liked jellybeans stuffing a bag in my coat pocket. Stew always loved his customers of all ages.

Norwalk and all of Fairfield county are better for his contributions to our community. My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”