Antoni Ollé, president of El Progrés, dies for 36 years

1st Winter Festival of El Progrés
1st Winter Festival of El Progrés

The culture of Martorell is mourning the loss of Antoni Ollé i Pujol, who died this morning at the age of 76. Ollé was passionate about the El Progrés Cultural and Recreational Center, which led him to chair the organization for 36 years, from 1984 to 2019.

Born in Carrer del Mur, he studied at Els Convents school. His family ran a wine, liquor and grocery store that was the basis of his training as an entrepreneur. He was married to Carme and is the father of two daughters, Anna and Mònica, to whom he has passed on his passion for El Progrés.

The Councilor for Culture, Historical Heritage and Museums of the City Council, Andreu González, says that “talking about Antoni Ollé is talking about an institution in Martorell”. As president, the councilor points out, he managed to get El Progrés “to be the entity with the largest number of members in our population”, “promoted the recovery of Café” -named the Sala dels Miralls-; to rehabilitate the façade, the roof and the main hall, “in addition to promoting the agreement with the Martorell City Council to give continuity to the activities”.

Andreu González, regidor de Cultura

The current president of the entity on Carrer del Mur, Joaquim Gotsens, emphasizes that Ollé has been “a president who gave himself in body and soul”. Of him stands out “the extraordinary work to do big the entity”, so much in number of partners as of activities. Gotsens has been dating Ollé for four years, so he says they will miss him.

Joaquim Gotsens, president d'El Progrés

The vigil for the death of Antoni Ollé will take place from 4 pm this afternoon at the Pomfusa facilities and the farewell ceremony will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, at 12 noon, in the parish of Santa Maria . Today El Progrés is in mourning and, for this reason, has suspended all activities.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by

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