Sunday, April 9, 2017

‘Death of a past grand master’

Today on social media the sad news of the death of Bro. Anthony Montuori was spread. Tony was grand master of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey in 2015.

MW Anthony Montuori
Grand Master, 2015
I can’t say I knew him well, but several years ago, when I really needed friends in high places, he was there to help me out of a jam. Honestly, I don’t know why he chose to get involved, other than doing so fit his understanding of Masonic obligations, but he did. This was before he became grand master.

By the time he had taken office, I had become a New York Mason, and basically had turned my back on the New Jersey approximation of Freemasonry, so I don’t know firsthand what things really were like during his tenure. I’ve read eyewitness accounts of events that struck me as hard to believe. Maybe Tony wasn’t flawless, but he wasn’t a EDITED—like EDITED—either.

Alas, my brother.

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