Retired barber Anthony Ralys bequeaths $1,427,956.09 to the Athol Public Library, where his wife Katherine made regular visits for decades.
Photo credit: Athol (MA) Public Library
A small-town barber and a million-dollar gift. (Boston Globe, 4/13/2016)
Katherine’s husband, Anthony Ralys, was something of a mystery himself. A simple man with spare tastes, he never said much — a peculiar quality for a small-town barber — and guarded his money so carefully it was rumored the couple had never once been out to dinner