Frank Alfarone, 90, of Miami Beach, Florida and Rego Park, New York, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022, with his family at his side at Fairfield County House in Stamford. He was born in Queens, New York on November 26, 1931, to the late Pasquale Alfarone and Mary Coniglio Alfarone.
Frank is survived by his sister, Theresa Alfarone Siciliano, brothers James Alfarone (Louise) and Salvatore Alfarone and sisters-in-law Josephine Del Gais Alfarone and Valerie Castelluzzo Alfarone, and nieces and nephews, Christane Sheehan (James), Cathy Faustini (Sam), Laura Esposito (Agostino), Lisa Calcaterra (Peter), John Alfarone, Jr. (Kim), Teresa Zinser (Bobby), Tina Price (Jerry), Patrick Alfarone (Michel), Valeriann Hughes, Frank Colasurdo, Pasquale Alfarone III (Christine), Charles Alfarone (Iraida), Laura Murphy (Rob), Salvatore Alfarone, Jr., and Denise Alfarone. In addition, he is survived by 29 grandnieces and grandnephews, and 4 great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Besides his parents, Frank was predeceased by his fiancé, Joan, his sister Catherine Alfarone Melisurgo, brother-in-law Ralph J. Melisurgo, brothers John R. Alfarone and Pasquale Alfarone, Jr., sisters-in-law Phyllis Kaelin Alfarone and Barbara Lazzaro Alfarone, brother-in-law Vincent Siciliano, and nieces Donna Marie Alfarone Colasurdo and Maryann Alfarone.
Frank worked in the construction industry and became a Business Representative for the Tapers Union, Local 1974 until he retired in the early 1990s. Upon his retirement, Frank relocated to Miami Beach, Florida, and lived an active life enjoying the company of the many friends he made there. Frank’s faith and family were his priorities. He was an active parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Miami Beach, he loved attending daily Mass, reading the Bible, taking long walks, sitting on the beach, and, for a number of years, he practiced Tai Chi (even traveling to China with his fellow Tai Chi classmates). Although he loved Miami Beach, Frank maintained a home in Rego Park, NY, as he was certain to travel back for every family event. He loved his family, and he held an incredibly special place within the family. Frank was third in line amongst his six siblings but, as the eldest of five sons, he assumed the patriarchal role after the passing of his beloved father in 1971. Frank was a natural patriarch given his love of and for family, such that even the youngest of the children gravitated to him and always looked forward to having Uncle Frank around.
Frank was wise, independent, strong-minded, and always steadfast in purpose and goals. Our family was blessed to have Frank and could not ask for a better patriarch, friend, mentor, role-model. Our hearts are broken, but we are comforted in knowing that Frank is now at peace and that he looked forward to the eternal life that awaited him.
Family and friends may call at Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT, on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905, at 10:30AM on Thursday, April 7, 2022 .A funeral procession will be leaving the church for Interment at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Stamford.
Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Fairfield County House, 1 Den Road, Stamford, CT 06902 and/or to St. Joseph’s RC Church, 8670 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141.
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