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Alfred Tarantino

Alfred Tarantino 92, of Rye, NH, formerly of Freeport, NY passed peacefully on Jan. 14, 2014. The son of Alfonso & Maria (Melluso) Tarantino, he was one of 12 children. He was a Veteran of World War II who first served in the Merchant Marines sailing on transport ships, that were targets of submarines. Then proudly served his country as a Marine and aircraft mechanic in the south pacific and Asia. After the war he started a trucking business, then bought a bus company, and was the sole owner and operator of Roosevelt Bus Lines in Freeport, NY He taught himself to fix anything that needed repair on those buses, and worked tirelessly to support his family. He loved to get in his car and go to visit his large family traveling the 'loop' covering almost 1,000 miles every couple of months. He especially loved visiting NH and his brother Funzi and moved there in 2002 where he took great joy living in "the Penthouse" ! The 50th Annual Tarantino Family picnic will be held this year in Harrison NY and Alfred, was always there first, making everyone who arrived, his famous fried egg sandwiches. He was predeceased by his wife Angelina,(Avitabile), by eight of his nine brothers, Joseph, Alfonse(Funzie),Fred, Nick, Monty, Mario, Jerry & Nino) & two sisters Ann & Jean. He is survived by his loving brother Ott & Mary, Tarantino of NJ & two of his brothers widows, Pauline and Muriel, his children, Alfred (Adi) & Evangel Tarantino of NYC, daughter Ann & Bob Sasso, of Tamarac Fl, their daughter Mark & Joanna Sasso-Hoover, great grand children, Jaida, Paityn and Camryn of Wellington, FL, son Andrew & Meg Tarantino, granddaughter Alyssa, grandson Sean & Erin, great granddaughter Maggie of Manchester VT, Arlene of West Brattleboro,VT Arthur & Jodie, grand children Michael, Amanda, Cj, & Mckenzie of E. NorthPort, NY. His loving caring and devoted niece Cheryl, who welcomed him to Rye, NH along with her five children, Angel, Tony, Alissa, Alana, and Jessie their families along with her 12 grandchildren who nicknamed him Okie Dokie. plus many other nieces, nephews extended family members and friends. He loved to laugh and laugh with others. He will live forever in our hearts.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Jan. 24 to Feb. 14, 2014
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