Thursday, October 11, 2018

Joe Marfuggi, Former President and CEO, Dies at Age 77

Riverfront Recapture mourns the passing of former president and CEO Joe Marfuggi, who led the organization from 1986 until 2015. He passed away on October 11 at age 77 after an extended illness. 
We are incredibly grateful to Joe for what he accomplished during his 29-year tenure. Post-retirement, he remained an involved and dedicated member of the organization as a committee member, volunteer, donor, and ambassador. Riverfront Recapture, and the Riverfront parks system, would not be what it is today without his hard work, vision, and dedication. We are deeply saddened by his passing. 
Joe's work can be seen throughout our parks, from the wood planks on our docks to the paved paths of our Riverwalk. The fruits of his labor will be honored each time someone discovers our parks, learns to row, and in every improvement made through the Marfuggi Parks Fund, which was created to celebrate his enduring dedication and leadership. His memory and legacy will forever be protected in our parks. 
Riverfront Recapture Board Chair Dave Jenkins remarked, “Joe was an icon in our community whose passion for reconnecting the city to the river knew no boundaries. The Hartford region owes Joe Marfuggi a debt of gratitude. We all benefit from his decades of perseverance, skill and enthusiasm.” 
Riverfront Recapture extends our deepest condolences to Joe’s wife Sherry and his entire family. He will be missed.