Michael Bloomberg's Mom Dead at 102

NYC Mayor gave away millions to charity in mother's name
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2011 3:41 AM CDT
Michael Bloomberg's Mom Dies at 102
Mayor Bloomberg looks on as his mother holds flowers at a 2007 cornerstone ceremony for the Magen David Adom's William H. Bloomberg Jerusalem Station, named after his late father in Jerusalem.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

(Newser) – The 102-year-old mother of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg died yesterday at her home in Medford, the same house where the mayor was raised. Charlotte Bloomberg, a graduate of New York University, was a strong presence in her son's life, reports AP. Bloomberg called her every day and gave away millions of dollars to charities in her name. "Our mother's unimpeachable integrity, fierce independence, and constant love were gifts that profoundly shaped our lives and the lives of so many who knew her," said the mayor in a statement. (Read more Michael Bloomberg stories.)

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