Former Manchester Mayor Raymond Wieczorek dies at 93

Nov. 23—Former Manchester Mayor Raymond Wieczorek, 93, has died, according to an announcement from the mayor's office.

"I am saddened to hear of the passing of former Mayor Raymond Wieczorek," Mayor Joyce Craig said Wednesday.

"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," Craig said. "My thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Wieczorek, who was mayor in the 1990s, also served as a member of the New Hampshire Executive Council.

Former Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, a current executive councilor, called Wieczorek a "dear friend."

"His passion and dedication to the city of Manchester and people of New Hampshire created a legacy of positive results and an economic revolution," Gatsas said in a statement. "Ray was a friend, mentor, and someone I and so many could look up to. This is a sad day for our community and I extend my condolences to the Wieczorek family."

This is a developing story.