Lasting Friendship

BY STEVEN VALENTI REPUBLICAN- AMERICAN 

Mike Garassino, center, was glad to meet with his son Joe’s friends, who all went to Sacred Heart High, at left, Joe Gangemi and Rich Delcervo, and at right, Dillon Fairhurst and Mike Galdieri, during the Joe Garassino Golf Tournament at the Water­town Golf Club on Tuesday. The event was in honor of the 29- year-old Watertown man who died of cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer, in January. It is the first big event for the Joe Garassino Foundation, which will support others suffering from the disease. Mike Garassino will donate the proceeds from the tournament to the Make-A-Wish Foundation Connecti­cut chapter and the Harold Leever Cancer Center in Waterbury.