Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vitale Field Dedication, Thursday June 19th

Friends and family of former Hamilton resident and town employee Richard Vitale will gather before a newly placed memorial at the Patton Park Babe Ruth baseball field on Thursday, June 19, 5 p.m. Following the ceremony the Topsfield Tories will take on the Hamilton Generals, 5:45pm start.
The dedication ceremony is open to the public and all are welcome to stay for the game.

Vitale, better known as “Richie” around town, died last August after a long battle with cancer. He began working for Hamilton in 1971, serving as recreation director then as director of the Hamilton Public Works Department.

After he retired, Vitale continued to help get the ball fields at Patton Park ready each year by raking the dirt and doing the edging.