ADAMS -- Leonardo Alcaro, 61, of 205 East Road died Tuesday afternoon at home, following a long illness.
Born in North Adams on May 23, 1943, son of Leonardo and Elena Caterina Grande Alcaro of Adams, he attended schools there and the Mary Jeczyk Sunshine Camp in North Adams for 25 years. He completed his CCD courses with the nuns at the former St. Joseph's School in North Adams.
Mr. Alcaro was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in North Adams. He enjoyed dancing and music, especially polkas. He also enjoyed basketball, riding his bicycle and flying to Florida. He competed in the Special Olympics and received ribbons in the 50-yard dash and frisbee.
Besides his parents, with whom he made his home, he leaves three brothers, Joseph A. Alcaro of Adams, Mario G. Alcaro of Williamstown and Vincent A. Alcaro of Hancock.
FUNERAL NOTICE -- Services for Leonardo Alcaro will be Friday, Oct. 15, 2004 at 12:45 at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Funeral Mass at 1:30 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, celebrated by the Rev. Daniel J. O'Hear, pastor. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are today, Thursday, from 4 to 8. Donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Anthony's Church in care of the funeral home. Survivors include brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Joanne Alcaro, Mario and Teresa Alcaro, and Vincent Alcaro; three nieces and three nephews, Sharon Yapougian, Colleen Pete, Rebecca Alcaro, Joseph Alcaro, Gregory Alcaro and Andrew Alcaro, and aunts, uncles and cousins.