September 6, 1932 - March 30, 2015
I am deeply saddened to report the final voyage of Art Garafolo. While he will be especially missed by his wife and family, he will also be missed by everyone having had the privilege to know this wonderful guy. Art was very proud of his service aboard the Perry and kept in contact with many shipmates. It seems like yesterday I saw Art at our Newport, RI reunion, sharing sea stories and his wonderful sense with all of his shipmates. Art was always there for you and was the kind of guy you could depend on when the chips were down.
Art may be gone, but he will never be forgotten as he will be remembered at our next Reunion Memorial Service and entered into our Ships Memorial Roster with his fellow shipmates that have also taken their Final Voyage.