NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today issued the following statement on the passing of Harrison Mayor Raymond McDonough:

"Mayor McDonough threw every fiber of his being into serving the City of Harrison and those who live and work there. His passing today comes as a great shock to many. I will miss his no-nonsense style, his clarity of purpose, and his unfailing friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Connie, his brother, Tim, and all who knew and loved Mayor McDonough."