Big community turnout to support Matt Grammatico, who is awaiting heart and liver transplant

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 January 2018 at 6:11 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – Albion High School chorus members perform during a benefit today for Matt Grammatico and his family. Matt’s son Nate, far right, is in the chorus.

Matt, 45, is awaiting a heart and liver transplant.

Matt Grammatico greets some of the many friends and community members who attended the benefit today at the Carlton Rec Hall. The event continues until 7 p.m.

Grammatico, a former truck driver for 17 years for Nabisco in Batavia, opened his own automotive repair business in June in Hamlin.

Richard Flanagan, left, and Jacob Ettinger join other students in the music program in serving up spaghetti dinners today.

Brian Krieger, left, and Patrick Holman both volunteered to cook spaghetti. There was enough food for 1,000 dinners.

Nate Grammatico and his grandfather Mike Grammatico, a retired Albion music teacher, play their saxophones during the benefit.

There were also more than 100 gift baskets to be raffled off.

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