Matthew Pellegrino II was selfless in every sense of the word.
After hearing a woman on the radio say she couldn’t afford Christmas presents for her children because her car needed repair, Pellegrino called in to help without hesitation.
“He was a generous guy,” said his wife Cynthia Gruccio. “He was always doing things for other people.”
Unfortunately, the life of this young father of two was cut short on July 5, 1995, after a work-related accident. Though she was shocked and saddened by her husband’s untimely passing, Gruccio knew she needed to somehow carry on his legacy. In 1997, the Matthew P. Pellegrino II Memorial Foundation was formed to continue his work of helping those most in need.