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BENNINGTON -- John N. Alfano, 77, a resident of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington.

Mr. Alfano was born in Bayville, N.Y., on Dec. 20, 1927, and was the son of the late Anthony and Josephine (Sposato) Alfano. He received his education on Long Island. He married the former Mary Celentano on July 19, 1952, in New York City. John had been a house painter working for various contractors over the years in and around the New York City area. He was a former communicant of St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Bayville. He enjoyed gardening and maintaining the flower beds around his home.

John was an avid sports fan following the New York Giants football team for many years. He had also bowled and played softball, and had tried out for a position with the Brooklyn Dodgers back in the early 1940’s. Mr. Alfano served with the Army from 1946-1948, serving in Korea at the end of World War II.

He moved to Bennington five years ago from Bayville.

Survivors include his wife, Mary of Bennington; his daughter and son-in-law, Jeanmarie and Carroll Church of Woodford; a daughter, Marianne Alfano and her fiancé John LaBare of Glen Cove, N.Y.; one sister, Rose Jones of Bayville; and several nieces and nephews. John is predeceased by one sister and four brothers.

Graveside services for Mr. Alfano will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Flushing, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours scheduled.

Mr. Alfano’s family would like to thank the staff of the Vermont Veterans Home and the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for their courteous and caring ways.

Memorials in his honor may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home, Residents Activities Fund through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 27, 2005
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