Former honorary Chairman of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Mircea Ionescu Quintus, passed away aged 100, was accompanied on his last road, Monday afternoon, by hundreds of people, being interred with military honours at Viisoara cemetery in Ploiesti, Prahova county.
The funeral service began around noon at the “Annunciation” Church, located near the deceased’s home. Attending the one-hour funeral service were Senate President, Senator Calin Popescu-Tariceanu, Deputy Prime Minister Gratiela Gavrilescu, PNL Chairman Ludovic Orban and political party delegates.
The coffin with the deceased was covered with the tricolour flag and was carried out of the church by gendarmes. The funeral corps procession passed by and for a few minutes stoped in front of the Quintus family home, of the “Ion Ionescu Quintus” Art Museum established in the building that used to be family home of the former senior liberal and in front of the Administrative Palace, then headed for the cemetery.
Both in the church and on the route to the cemetery the police and the gendarmes assured the order and created a special lane so that the funeral procession would not be held in traffic.
Mircea Ionescu Quintus was buried with military honours, and at the end of the ceremony the tricolour flag wrapping the coffin was handed over to the deceased’s family.
PNL Honorary Chairman Mircea Ionescu Quintus has passed away, burial to take place on Monday. Colleagues, friends, as well as political opponents pay a tribute to the personality of the great Liberal symbol