Statement on the death of former Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago


03/08/2022 03:15:06 AM   Aniket         172






PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION, August 02, 2022: The U.S. Embassy expresses our heartfelt condolences on the
death of former U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Mondello.
Joseph Mondello served as the U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago between
October 2018 and January 2021. Mr. Mondello died on Monday. He was 84.
Charge’ d’Affaires Shante Moore said, “Ambassador Mondello hired me to serve
as his Deputy Chief of Mission, which eventually afforded me the opportunity to
serve as Charge’ d’Affaires. Ambassador Mondello considered serving as the U.S.
Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago as one of the greatest honors of his career. I
remember him as a gentleman and leader with an open-door policy.”
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Cindy Diouf noted that, “Ambassador Mondello
was a man of great character and patriotism, and he will be deeply missed. He was
a natural leader who led by example and cared deeply about those under his
leadership and the reputation of the United States. He demonstrated courage and
commitment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and refused to leave his team
even as infections rose and borders closed. Ambassador Mondello provided
inspiration and steadfast leadership throughout his tenure, earning the respect and
admiration of the U.S. Embassy community. Ambassador Mondello also
possessed a good sense of humor and was a great storyteller. He loved and

respected the people of Trinidad and Tobago and was proud to serve his country.
Ambassador Mondello was more than our leader; he was our friend.”
On behalf of the United States Government, U.S. Embassy Port of Spain offers our
sincerest condolences and best wishes to Mrs. Mondello and the Mondello family.




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