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October 13, 2022

Salute to Service: Honoring Hometown Heroes

Salute to Service: Honoring Hometown Heroes

October 13, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Harborside USS Constitution
Charlestown Navy Yard


Join Us!

Join us Thursday, October 13, 2022 for the USS Constitution Museum Gala: Salute to Service – Honoring Hometown Heroes. During a special harborside cocktail reception in the Charlestown Navy Yard, we will celebrate four honorees who have made a significant contribution to civic life in Massachusetts and the nation. Joined by Governor Charlie Baker, we will honor our 2022 Hometown Heroes alongside “Old Ironsides” and celebrate USS Constitution’s 225th birthday and the Museum’s 50th anniversary.

This event supports the USS Constitution Museum’s mission to engage all ages in the story of “Old Ironsides” to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. Your sponsorship will help the Museum showcases the Ship’s lessons of leadership, sacrifice, and teamwork for future generations.

Tickets & Sponsorships

Sponsors will receive VIP ticket packages to the event, as well as high-level sponsor recognition and visibility through digital promotional materials, event signage, social media, and press releases. Individual tickets are also available.

Sponsorship opportunities are described on our Tickets & Sponsorships page. For more information, please contact Sarah Budlong, Director of Development, at Thank you for your support!

2022 Hometown Hero Honorees

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Home Base with Executive Director Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond

Home Base is a Boston-based national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war through direct clinical care, wellness, education and research at no cost to veterans, service members, and their families.

A Program of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital

Joe Albanese

CAPT Joseph Albanese, CEC, USN (Ret.)

Joe is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and Founder and CEO of Commodore Builders. In Fall 2018, Governor Baker appointed him as Chief Recovery Officer following the gas line explosions in the Merrimack Valley. Joe successfully assembled and led a team to restore services to the area before that winter.

Ralph Doering, Jr.

Ralph is a Founding Trustee and devoted supporter of the Museum. He represents a group of founding members who worked tirelessly to move the USSCM from dream to reality 50 years ago. Ralph is a retired real estate developer who lives in Florida and Maine.

Samuel Eliot Morison cuts the ribbon on the USSCM when it opened to the public.

CAPT Sunita “Suni” Williams, USN (Ret.)

Raised in Needham, MA, Suni had a successful naval career and is a veteran of two space missions, Expeditions 14/15 and 32/33. She is currently training for the Starliner-1
mission aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, as well as her third long duration mission aboard the International Space Station.


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Leading Sponsors

Nancy and Richard Kelleher
Daniel E. Smith and Elizabeth Riley

Fleet Admiral


Carey Realty, LLC
The Doering Family
Paul and Helen George
Dwight Gertz
Dennis J. Langwell
CDR Tyrone G. Martin, USN (Ret.)

John and Maryann Mulattieri
Alison Nolan
Carol Searle


Gary and Brittany Greenfield
Ina and Lew Heafitz
Thomas and Mary Hennessey
William H. White


Acoustek, Inc.
Acoustical Thermal Insulators, Inc.
American Contractors
Causeway Contracting, LLC
Charlestown Marina
Nirav Desai and Deepa Soni
Liliana M. Gutierrez and Daniel M. Kaufman
Hampshire House Corporation

Nicole and John Hayes
Jonathan Isherwood – Swiss Re Americas Holding Corporation
Tony Lovell
Manganaro Northeast, LLC

Daniel G. May
Steve and Linda O’Leary
Performance Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Premier Mechanical
Paul and Marybeth Sandman
RADM and Mrs. Roy D. Snyder, Jr.
Chris Wiseman


Jack and Kip Abbott
Robert J. Allison
The Anthem Group
CDR John and Susan Benda
Bruce and Marie Blessington
Lee C. Costello
Captain & Mrs. Todd & Debbie Creekman
Mr. John Fitzgerald and Ms. Margaret St. Clair
Hon. Philip C. Garber
Bob and Michele Gerosa
Robert Hallinan and Peggy Davis
Richard H. Hawkins

Ryan and Danielle Holland
William and Christine Martin
Paul F. McDonough, Jr.
The McGlynn Family

James F. McHugh
Patrick C. Moscaritolo
Paul and Jessica Mutch
Coleman Nee – Disabled American Veterans

LCDR and Mrs. Thomas F. Norton
Jennifer Rossi & Ben Schenker
Lois and Dr. Raymond Siegelman
Megan Sniffin-Marinoff
Matthew and Martha Stackpole
Alexander Washburn