Leonardo Alcaro

Leonardo Alcaro 1914 - 2009 ADAMS Leonardo Alcaro, 95, of 205 East Road., died Friday, July 24, 2009, at North Adams Regional Hospital. He was born in Borgia, Italy, on June 3, 1914, son of Leonardo and Vincenzina Cerallo Alcaro. He came to the United States at age 20 and attended night school at Drury High School until he attained citizenship. Leonardo worked at the former Arnold Print Works for a short time and part-time at the Apothecary Hall. He was last employed by General Electric Co. in Pittsfield until his retirement in 1972. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church and a former member of the Sons of Italy. He enjoyed traveling to Italy and spending winters in Florida with his family. Leonardo took great pride in gardening, especially growing tomatoes and Italian pole beans. His son, Leonardo Alcaro Jr. and his brother, Gregorio Alcaro, preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, the former Elena Grande, whom he married on August 18, 1942, in St. Anthony of Padua Church,; three sons, Joseph Alcaro of Adams, Mario Alcaro of Hollywood, Fla., and Vincent Alcaro of Cohoes, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Joseph Alcaro of Norwell, Colleen Pete of Bedford, N.H.; Sharon Yapougian of Eastham, Conn.; Rebecca Alcaro, Gregory Alcaro, and Andrew Alcaro, all of Williamstown, four great-grandchildren, Zola Alcaro, Noah Alcaro, Owen Pete, and McKenzie Alcaro; one sister, Teresa Grande of North Adams; and nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Leonardo Alcaro will be Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. from FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (West Chapel) - North Adams
521 West Main St  North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-6523

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 26, 2009