Respects have been paid to a former Dulux Watford worker, Luigi Anastasia, who sadly passed away earlier this year after contracting COVID-19.
Luigi spent 37 years working for Dulux Decorator Centre (DDC) at various branches including Watford and Bushey, and always called the Watford DDC branch his ‘happy place’.
After his passing, a fundraising page was set up by DDC Watford manager Connie Reynolds in Luigi’s honour, on behalf of his family.
Many residents have left messages paying their respects and donated almost £3,000 to Luigi’s family, who are devastated by the sudden loss.
Connie Reynolds, store manager at Watford Dulux, worked alongside Luigi for almost five years.
She told WatfordNews: “He was brilliant at his job, you couldn’t fault him. He loved what he did, he was so passionate, he would come into work every day with a smile on his face, enjoyed people, enjoyed his colleagues, he was mischievous and naughty but we loved him for it. He brought a lot of joy to our workplace. He was part of the furniture and could sell anything to anyone!
“He was somebody who gave his life to wanting to help people. He helped people with their jobs, businesses, projects, worked with tradesmen and construction workers. Over the 37 years, he knew about everything, products, how to do jobs, work spray machines. If you had a problem, you could pick up the phone and say to him for advice, and he would be able to help you with that.
“He would spend ages with people, however long it took, to get them to a place where they were happy with the choices and decisions. He did everything with a smile and was a complete family man. He always wanted to look after his boys, Luigi adored his family.”
“Everyone says you only had to meet him once and he left a lasting impression. We still get people coming into the store now saying they can’t believe it and that he was such a wonderful man.”
To donate to the fundraiser honouring Luigi Anastasia visit his Go Fund Me Page