Middletown Township Honors Firefighters with Over 50 Years of Volunteer Service
On Sunday, July 1st, members of the Middletown Township Fire Department and Township Committee came together to honor six firemen who dedicated over 50 years of service to the River Plaza Hose Company No.1.
River Plaza Hose Company No. 1 hosted a brunch at the fire company in recognition of honorees William Boccellato, Jean "Frenchie" Geraud, Gary Homefield, Patrick Maloney, Charles "Bucky" Meeker, and Frank Torra. It was organized by the Membership Committee, led by former Fire Chief Tony Citarella. To kickoff the awards ceremony, Company President Joe Sole spoke about the honorees' invaluable contributions to the MTFD.
Acting Mayor Kevin Settembrino, Committeeman Tony Perry, and former Fire Chief and Committeeman Rick Hibell presented Patrick Maloney, Gary Homefield, and Frank Torra with certificates thanking them for their service as well as a Key to the Township, which is the highest honor given by the town. Jean "Frenchie" Geraud was unable to attend the ceremony, while family members accepted the award on behalf of William Boccellato and Charles "Bucky" Meeker who are no longer with us. Please join the Township in recognizing these men for their extraordinary dedication to our community.