Mayor DeMaria joined together with members of the Cafazzo family to dedicate a bench at Rivergreen Park to the late Dan Cafazzo.
Mayor DeMaria talked about Dan’s commitment to the City.
Professionally Dan was a union man and worked as a laborer for Local 22 until 1999 when he was injured. After that, he worked as a member of the Boston Garden’s bull gang where he was responsible for painting the “B” on the ice for the Bruins games, and laying the floor for the Celtics. There wasn’t much he couldn’t do.
Dan dedicated a great deal of his time to his community. He was the President of the Carmen A. Schiavo Club from 2008-2013. His commitment to helping others was impressive. He was a great supporter of local law enforcement and Boston Children’s Hospital.
In 2009, Dan started the tradition of the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Schiavo offering a meal with an open-door policy to all Everett residents.
“Anyone that knew Dan knew that as much as he enjoyed giving back and volunteering in the community, he was truly the happiest when he was surrounded by his family,” said Mayor DeMaria.
“Rivergreen Park is truly one of my favorite places in Everett. It’s a hidden oasis surrounded by the river and greenery. It really is beautiful. And like Dan, I think it represents some of the best things about Everett. It is my hope that when you come here and sit on this bench, you can reflect on the wonderful memories of your husband, father, grandfather, and friend,” said Mayor DeMaria.