All............It is with great sadness that I inform you that Vito Calamita, our shipmate and Vice President DDG17 of the Association, died this past Friday night, November 30. As you all know, Vito had been courageously battling cancer for some time. I last spoke with him about two weeks ago, and I am sure that some of the others of you been in contact with him as well. And John Barone visited him very briefly the afternoon of his death. Though he had lost much weight and strength, Vito was Vito to the end. He will be greatly missed.
I just spoke with Vito's brother, Angelo, and have some information regarding arrangements.
There will visitation from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday, December 5 at Nardolillo Funeral Home, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910 (obituary is on the funeral home's website - http://www.nardolillofh.com/There will also be visitation at Greenville Funeral Home, 374 Danforth Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305 on Friday, December 7, and burial on Saturday, December 8. These arrangements are still pending so times are not yet known. Their website is greenvillememorialhome.com.
We thank God for our time with Vito and ask that He be with Vito's family and loved ones as they deal with his loss.
The USS CONYNGHAM Association supports the efforts of the Adams Class Veterans Association and the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA). We encourage our members to join the both of these worthy organizations. You can become a plankowner if you provide a donation to the ACVA of $25.00. The membership fee for the JHNSA is also $25.00.
We completed our purchase of a second hull plate for $2500.00. We extend a hearty "Thank you" and "Well Done" to all who helped us reach this goal.
Use the "Member List" button on the left to find out if your dues are paid to date.
Our Ship's Store is the only authorized Ship's Store for USS CONYNGHAM memorabilia. All proceeds go to support the USS CONYNGHAM Association. Visit us today. We have two brand new items in our store - A Cup with the ship's logo and a Lapel Pin. Click here for photos and more information. Thanks!
For a tribute to our founder, Mr. Jack Dawson, click here.
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