2019: 100th Birth Anniversary of Former Governor Ella T. Grasso
Join the town of Windsor Locks in celebrating the life of Ella Rose Tambussi Grasso during the year of her 100th birthday. Ella Grasso was the first woman elected in her own right as governor of a state. She was born in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on May 10, 1919.and died on February 5, 1981..
On January 8, 1975, after attending 8:00 a.m. Mass and grabbing a doughnut at Main Street's Donut Kettle, Ella arrived at the historic Windsor Locks train station to board a train to travel to Hartford for her inauguration as 83rd governor of the State of Connecticut.
At the lower right of the collage above Ella waves goodbye to her hometown friends as she and her family board the train to Hartford for her inauguration on January 8, 1975. She and her family give a victory salute in the photo above.
The Grasso family celebrates Ella's election victory in November, 1974.