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Richard "Dick" Garofano
Richard (Dick) Garofano, 77, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
Dick, son of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Mahoney) Garofano, is survived by his wife of 53 years, Janet (MacArthur) Garofano. Dick was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
In addition to Janet, Dick his survived by his children; Phillip (Kia) Garofano, Todd (Holly) Garofano, Anthony ‘Joe’ (Peg) Garofano and his favorite fur-child Ori.
Grampa Dickie, as he was known to his 8 grandchildren; Kiara Yenew, McKenna, Gabriella & Anthony Garofano of Cottage Grove, MN., Christopher Garofano of Saratoga Springs, NY and Nicholas, Samantha & Joseph Garofano of Apple Valley, MN and 1 great grandchild, Spencer Garofano of Apple Valley, MN., (with another on the way) loved spending time with his family. He was also a loving brother (reunited now with his sister Patti Lyons), uncle, cousin and Godfather.
Born in North Adams, MA., Dick grew up and was educated in the Troy, NY area, proudly served his country in the United States Airforce before settling in Fort Myers for the last 25 years where he shared his skills and talent running kitchen and clubhouse operations in some of the area’s well-known establishments; the last 15 years at Terraverde Country Club.
Dick loved to golf, and was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, loving that his team’s Spring Training home was nearby. Dick was a long-time ‘friend of Bill W.’ His friends and adoptive Fort Myers family held a Memorial Service for him on Friday, Sept. 6 at Terraverde Country Club.
The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Lee County Cancer Center and the Hope Hospice House for the wonderful care and support they provided Dick and the family.
Calling hours for all family and friends will be 10am – 1pm on Sat., Oct. 5 at the McLoughlin and Mason Funeral Home located at 8 109th Street, Troy, NY. Please visit the website, www.mcloughlinmason.com to leave a message of condolence or for directions to the funeral home.
You will always hold a very special place in my heart, Uncle Dick. Love you...and love and prayers to Aunt Janet, Phil, Todd, Joey, and your families.
Kelli Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM
Always in our hearts With all our love & prayers~ Kelli, Joe, & Family, Jim, Theresa, & Family, Michael, Tammy, and Girls
Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM
Todd and Holly,Am so sorry for your loss...The loss of a parent is so tremendous..You are in my thoughts and prayers. May he now rest in peace..
Ann Tremblay Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM
Rest in eternal peace, Dick. May your family find comfort in their memories of the love you shared.
DeeDavis and Rich Hangge Sep 25 2019 12:00 AM
Dick was always a bright spot at terraverde. Always willing to sit and chat. Always ready to make a new meal for us... always delicious! We will certainly miss him. Rest In Peace Dick.
Rich and Marlene Rettig Sep 23 2019 12:00 AM
As many others at Terraverde, we will miss Dick in our clubhouse. We were away for the summer and regrettably missed the memorial held here. We thought the world of Dick and think of him each time we enter the clubhouse. On the rare occasion i could catch him sitting i would have the opportunity to compare our Italian food traditions and enjoyed that he could relate to my kids being Irish-Italian. A distinction that would only be relevant to those of our age. Our sincere condolences to the family. Dave and Patricia Vona
Dave and Patricia Vona Sep 21 2019 12:00 AM
Dick will be sorely missed at Terraverde. A unique and fun guy and true Red Sox fan. Loved talking baseball with him. My condolences to the Garofano family.
Joan Kimberley Sep 21 2019 12:00 AM
Love and prayers to the family. You will be missed!
Pam Smoot Sep 20 2019 12:00 AM