MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Firefighters serve their communities throughout the year, but Saturday, the Village and Town of Mamaroneck Fire Departments will go a step further to raise money for a Mamaroneck family that has suffered a tragic loss. The third annual "Fire on Ice" hockey game between the two fire departments at the Hommocks Ice Rink this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. will benefit the family of Robert Delvicchio, a town department of public works employee who was accidentally hit and killed by a truck at work Nov. 11. He was 35. Many local firefighters knew Delvichhio, who Town of Mamaroneck Fire Chief Brendan Collins called Bobby. "This year takes a little more of a personal touch to most of us, as the cause goes out to Milo Delvecchio, the son of Bobby," Collins said. "It'll go towards an education fund for his son." Delvichhio was a volunteer for the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department and Empress Ambulance, as well as the Harrison Fire Department and Ambulance Corp. The Harrison native was "dedicated to public service," according to a press release by the Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department. He also worked for Sea Tow.
Robert is survived by his loving family; his wife Melanie (Gironda) and beloved son Milo DelVecchio and many other family members. "It's much more meaningful to have the event for somebody in the community; for us to give back to the community for the support that they give to the fire departments," Collins said. "Most of our members and the families of the firefighters are all from the community, so they all want to give back to fellow residents as well." Saturday's hockey game will feature a "chuck-a-puck" between the second and third period, a 50/50 raffle and prize raffles. There will also be a silent auction, which will include a signed football by Antrel Rolle (#26) of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, as well as a signed New York Rangers jersey. During the first intermission between the first and second periods, the Mamaroneck Youth Hockey Association will play a mini-game.
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