Galaxy Council Member of the Month
Delfo (Del) Barabani – Have you ever noticed that, whenever there is a military remembrance ceremony, a fund raiser for military veterans or just about any function that will benefit past or present members of our military, Del Barabani is sure to be there doing his part to support America’s military and their families. An army veteran of World War II, Del has always found ways to serve members of the military and their families. In addition to being a faithful Galaxy member, Del serves as the Graves Registration Officer for the City of Chicopee, ensuring that a flag is placed on the grave of all deceased Chicopee veterans. He also solicits donations for Memorial Bricks at the Agawam Veteran’s Cemetery. A member of the Galaxy Council for over 15 years, Del has worked every Westover Air Show and Family Day. His three sons have followed in their father’s footsteps, all serving in the military. His son Paul a retired National Guard colonel has recently been appointed Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Del lives with his daughter Christine who tries to keep an eye on her youthful 88 year old father, a difficult job. Del spent 32 years of his working life at Sears and enjoys meeting old customers. Del Barabani believes that America always has and hopefully, always will be a country that is proud of its military. Del is a fine example of what citizens should do to show their appreciation for the benefits this country offers its people. Its members like Del Barbani that makes the Galaxy Council such a great organization. Thanks Del for your support.