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Alfio J. Girgenti 1924-2011 NORTH ADAMS Mr. Alfio John Girgenti, 87, of 85 Eagle St., died on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the North Adams Regional Hospital. He was born in North Adams on Sept. 12, 1924, a son of the late Antonio and Pasqualina (Lampiasi) Girgenti. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School. Mr. Girgenti was a Veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army from 1943 until receiving his Honorable Discharge as Technician 4th Grade in 1945. Mr. Girgenti worked as a Union Stone Mason for various contractors in the union until retiring at the age of 73. He had also worked for the former Sprague Electric Co., North Adams from 1948 until 1968. He was a communicant of the Parish of Pope John Paul the Great, Adams, and had been a longtime communicant of the former St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Adams. He was a member of the Burnett-Bednarz Post 1996 Veterans of Foreign Wars, North Adams, as well as a 30 year member of the Massachusetts Bricklayers Union. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Mary A. Zappone whom he married on June 14, 1947; one daughter, Joan Smith and her husband, James, of North Adams; one daughter-in-law, Christine Girgenti, of Adams; five grandchildren, Kimberly Burdick and her husband, Perry, Aimee Zeoli and her husband, Michael, and Aaron, Alicia and Ashley Girgenti; four great-grandchildren, Nicole and Brittany Burdick and James and Abby Zeoli; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Alfio V. Girgenti, who died on May 8, 2005. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Carmelo and Andrew Girgenti and three sisters, Domenica Mary Girgenti, Angelina Ciaburri and Josephine Sacco. FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral will be on Saturday, December 31 at 10 a.m.from the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St., Adams, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in the Parish Church of Pope John Paul the Great, Adams, celebrated by Rev. Daniel J. Boyle, Pastor. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery, North Adams. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the National Autism Association or the through the funeral home. To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please go online to www.apsfuneralhome.com

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 28, 2011
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