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PHOTO: Manorville Artist Donates Sculpture to Mather Hospital

Donation in appreciation for care received at hospital.

Joseph Fratello, a sculpture and furniture maker whom according to 27east.com lives "deep in Manorville’s pine barrens," has donated a sculpture to in gratitude for the care he received.

A patient of Mohammad Bilal, MD, an interventional radiologist with Mather’s Special Procedures team, Fratello has spent years getting close to the staff there. He gave a colorful metal sculpture titled "Life’s Cycle" that symbolizing a person’s life as thanks, according to a statement released by the hospital about the donation.

“They are the most special group of people,” Fratello said.

Fratello’s wife, Maureen said that the team was very compassionate to him and that's why he wanted to donate the sculpture and "at the same time he is sharing it with all those who visit Mather." said.

The hospital said that Fratello’s work also includes furniture design, architectural woodwork and bronze and metal sculptures. He has donated sculptures to Long Island Cares in Hauppauge and the Riverhead Library.

You can see the "Life’s Cycle" sculpture on the lawn outside of the Special Procedures window near the Fortunato Breast Health Center off of Belle Terre Road.

jwb July 29, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Looks like something my grandkids would play with.
stacy August 29, 2012 at 02:42 AM
AMAZING MAN and wonderful wife! I had the pleasure of meeting them today and buying a very special set of theirs. A true artist !!! I'm honored to have such a beautifully crafted piece in my home. Smiling from the inside out..the donated sculpture is a "happy" powerful piece and if its something your "grandkids would play with" they sure are some lucky kids...

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