Alphonse S. Micciche
Certified Master Craftsman of Photography
MAYNARD -- Alphonse S. Micciche, 71, a Certified Master Craftsman of Photography, and owner of the former Samuels Studio in Maynard, died Tues., Oct. 1, 2013, at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare with his family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of 47 years of Helen M. (Ferguson) Micciche.
Born at home in Maynard, he was the son of Marion M. (Terrasi) Micciche and the late R. Samuel Micciche. A lifelong Maynard resident, his passion was photography. He graduated from Maynard High School, and attended New York Institute of Photography. He then joined Samuels Studio, which was owned and operated by his family from 1935 until Mr. Micciche's retirement eight years ago. He was a member of the Professional Photographers of America, of New England and of Massachusetts, and the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England, where he was a former past president.
Mr. Micciche was an active member of the community. He served in the National Guard, was a lifelong member and Eucharistic Minister at St. Bridget's Parish in Maynard, and a member of the Maynard Lodge of Elks. A member of the Maynard Area Auto Club, he was interested in classic cars, particularly his 1966 Mustang. He also enjoyed working with his late Springer Spaniel, Austin, and was a member of the Concord Dog Training Club.
Mr. Micciche especially loved time spent with his family at their second home in Falmouth, and reunions with classmates from Maynard High School Class of 1960. The Micciche family gratefully acknowledges all those who provided compassionate care to Al throughout his illnesses.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two children, Lisa M. Murray and husband, Paul Jr., of Groton, MA, and Thomas Micciche and wife, Madeline of Hudson, MA.; four grandchildren, Julia and Edward Murray, and Hunter and Lucas Micciche; and a brother, Salvatore Micciche of Arlington. He is also survived by a niece, a nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins, and close friend, Teresa Shaw.
MICCICHE -- Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sun., Oct. 6th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave., (Rte. 111), Acton. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Mon., Oct. 7th at 9:00 a.m. in St. Bridget's Church, 1 Percival Street, Maynard, with burial in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Great Road (Rte. 117), Maynard. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in his memory to Buddy Dog, 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. Memorial page at www.actonfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 3, 2013