ROCKPORT — Charlie Frattini, main contractor and driving force behind the construction of the Rockport Public Library, suffered a debilitating and crippling stroke in January, with medical complications that are only partially understood. He currently remains in a medical care facility in Portland.
Charlie and his wife, Emily Gorecki, have made it their goal to complete renovations and make physical changes to their historic home in Thomaston to make the house accessible and allow Charlie to live there and exercise his skills to the best of his ability. .
The benefit dinner and silent auction scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Rockport Opera House aims to raise funds to enable these changes to take place as soon as possible. Additional medical costs are also likely, so funds raised will be used for both purposes.
Charlie is a Marine Corps veteran and was at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, assisting firefighters and other first responders. He hosted or acted in various television productions. Charlie has also worked on many home renovations for veterans, as well as others in need. As General Contractor Manager at Phi Builders and Architects in Rockport, he played a key role in all aspects of the construction of the recently completed Rockport Public Library.
Those wishing to contribute but unable to attend the dinner may send a check to Megan Brackett, Rockport Town Hall, 101 Main St., Rockport, Maine, 04856. Checks should be made payable to Charlie Frattini.
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