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Canandaigua VA volunteer named to national position

Frequent visitors to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center may well have seen Gabe Cinquegrana playing his guitar and singing for veterans, escorting wheelchair-bound vets to religious services, or maybe even dealing blackjack during casino days.

Unquestionably, Cinquegrana’s 5,000-plus hours of volunteer work over the last six years have been noticed locally. Now, he has been recognized at the national level.

Cinquegrana, a longtime Newark resident who has lived in Canandaigua for the last 13 years, was recently named a national VA Voluntary Services representative to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is representing the national Sons of the American Legion.

“I am absolutely delighted about this appointment,” Cinquegrana said. “I think I can make a big difference.”

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