Proclamation: Colby Caravaggio Day




WHEREAS: Colby Caravaggio, extraordinary elementary school art teacher in Sudbury, Massachusetts, was faced with a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in June 2023; and

WHEREAS: Colby Caravaggio continued to teach in his classroom with his trademark joyful spirit until February 16, 2024, as he underwent arduous cancer treatment; and

WHEREAS: Colby Caravaggio succumbed to cancer on March 6, 2024; and

WHEREAS: For the last 25 years, Colby Caravaggio has inspired thousands of students with his creativity, talent, and enthusiasm for students’ artistic expression; and

WHEREAS: Colby Caravaggio started the beloved school-wide art show, a fun-filled student art celebration with an ever-changing theme in 1999; and

WHEREAS: Colby Caravaggio embodied a rare spirit of bravery, selflessness, positivity, kindness, and dedication as a role model to our community; and

WHEREAS: Thousands of students and their families are thankful to Colby Caravaggio for the positive impact he has had on their lives.



The Select Board hereby proclaims Friday, June 7, 2024 as

“Colby Caravaggio Day” in the Town of Sudbury.

Signed this 26th day of March in the year two thousand and twenty-four.


Janie W. Dretler, Chair

Lisa V. Kouchakdjian, Vice-Chair

Daniel E. Carty

Jennifer S. Roberts

Charles G. Russo


Message from Peter Noyes School:



Event Details

Event Start: Friday, June 7, 2024 (9:00 am)
Event End: Friday, June 7, 2024 (5:00 pm) (Expected)
Location: Not specified; see notes.
Department: Select Board's Office
Notes: The Select Board hereby proclaim Friday, June 7, 2024 as “Colby Caravaggio Day” in the Town of Sudbury.
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