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F. ARNOLD CACCAVO, MD - BURLINGTON - F. Arnold Caccavo, M.D, passed away with a smile on his face on Dec. 3, 2013, at his home. "Doc" was born in Montpelier on June 23, 1918. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and UVM College of Medicine, and practiced general medicine in Chelsea and Barre. He moved to Burlington in 1950 for a General Surgery Residency and practiced surgery until the early sixties when he became the Plant Physician at GE. Doc was instrumental in establishing the Vermont Heart Association, was a member of the First Methodist Church, was a World War II veteran, proudly retired as a lieutenant colonel from the Vermont National Guard after more than 20 years of service, and in 2004 was appointed a brigadier general in the Vermont State Guard. The door was always open, no appointment necessary, at both Thibault Parkway and Colchester Point for anyone needing first aid or sutures. He is survived by his children, Candy and Max Minnick, Mary Caccavo, and David and Francie Caccavo; his grandchildren, Morgan and Dottie White, Andrew White, Jessica Joyal and Jim Smith, Olivia Caccavo, and David Caccavo II; sister-in-law, Margaret Caccavo; and loving nephews and nieces. Arnold was predeceased by his parents, Dominico and Olga; his wife of 70 years, Willa; and his brother, Ralph Caccavo, DDS. Our sincere thanks to VNA Hospice, Drs. Dennis Beatty and Jennifer Gilwee, Casey Unwin, Eben Wolcott and the gang for their friendship, and Pat Tandan for her years of caregiving and kindness. The service of remembrance will be held at First Methodist Church on Buell Street at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to The Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 683, Essex Junction, VT 05452,

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 6, 2013
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