Even After His Death Tony Lopes Continues to Support Animals & Art
We are saddened to report that Tony Lopes passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tony, a Brookline artist and resident and animal lover, was a great friend of the ARL. He generously commissioned “Dancing with Spheres” – the sculpture which now adorns the dog play-yard at our Boston headquarters. The piece combines two of his greatest passions: his love of animals and the importance of public art.
ARL Chairman of the Board, Malcolm McDonald had a chance to get to know Tony and said, “I had the pleasure of spending time with Tony over the last two years as we worked to see his gift to the ARL of the sculpture become a reality. He had a deep appreciation for the passion, integrity, and commitment the ARL brings to animal welfare and very much wanted to spread the word.”
At Tony’s request mourners were asked to omit flowers and instead to make a donation in his memory to the Animal Rescue League of Boston or to the Museum of Fine Arts. Arrangements by the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, TAUNTON, MA. To light a candle or to access the memorial register go to www.hathawayfunerals.com.
Tony will be missed, but his artistic soul and love of animals will live on.