George E. Bria, American journalist, Died at 101

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George Emil Bria was born on March 2, 1916, in Rome and died on March 18, 2017.

He was an Italian-American journalist.

Bria worked for the Associated Press (AP).

Bria spent part of his early career as a war correspondent covering the Italian Campaign of World War II, reporting on the surrender of German forces and witnessing the corpse of recently deceased Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

Later, he became the chief AP correspondent at the United Nations and retired in 1981.

Bria also wrote gardening columns, tending to his own vegetable garden in Westchester County, New York after retiring.

He lived with his wife Mary until her death in 1998.

Bria married Arlette Philippous Brauer, a former writer and editor for medical magazine MD, in 2000.

George E. Bria passed away at 101 years old.

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