Alfred R. Chierici Jr.
1927 - 2019
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Alfred R. Chierici JR

Haddonfield - Passed suddenly and peacefully at his Barrington home on March 6, 2019, just three months shy of his 92nd birthday. Beloved husband and best friend to M. Barbara Chierici (nee Cattafi). Loving, caring father of Mark Chierici and his wife, Beth, of Delran and Michele Connor and her husband, Robert, of Moorestown; adoring and proud Pop Pop of Adam Connor and Gia Chierici; dear cousin of Elinor Festini and Gloria Schaffer. Also survived by many devoted friends, neighbors, nieces, and nephews.

Born in Camden, NJ in 1927 to Italian immigrants Alfred, Sr. and Armida (Ricci), he entered Kindergarten speaking only Italian but quickly learned English. He describes his "perfect" childhood with loving, caring parents, his older brother Donald, and extended family and cousins who all lived within a few blocks of one another. They had parties, sang, danced, and ate. He loved everything about being Italian and was very proud of his heritage. He was always happy to have the chance to speak Italian whenever the opportunity arose.

Alfred was a 1946 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School where he was a stellar athlete in both baseball and football. His pitching ability and speed were well known and unmatched in the area. Following in his father's footsteps, Alfred joined Cement Mason's Union Local 699 where he spent his career and worked as a General Foreman at the Salem Nuclear Plant. He retired at the age of 62 and was able to enjoy almost 30 years of relaxation, 21 of those years with his beloved wife and soulmate. They traveled to Italy, Disney World, and countless other places with friends and family. Above all, their favorite destination was Ocean City for a walk on the beach and a stop to eat at the Crab Trap on the ride home.

Alfred's greatest joy was his family. His love story with his wife of 55 years, cut short only by her passing in 2010, was simple and beautiful. They loved and took care of each other and were truly blessed.

Friends may call Wednesday, March 13th at 10:00 am at BLAKE-DOYLE FUNERAL HOME, 226 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ. Funeral Service at 11:00, and interment following at Harleigh Cemetery. Please leave your remembrances of Alfred on BLAKE-DOYLE.com.




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Published in Courier Post from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2019.
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March 19, 2019
Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to comfort us in our moment of need. - Psalm 56:8
F&D
March 17, 2019
To the Chierici family: Please accept my deep sympathy on the passing of your father and poppop. One of my fondest memories is the our springtime review on the state of the date tree. It always went far beyond dates and touched on a bit of everything. He was a wonderful man.
Sharon B
March 12, 2019
Dear Michele, Bob and Adam, My prayers to you and the rest of the family. Your Dad left a beautiful legacy in the hands of his beloved children. We all know through you what a wonderful man he was.
Maryann Classick-Wallace
March 12, 2019
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Carol Pearson
March 11, 2019
Chierici Family:
My deepest heartfelt sympathy.
Joseph Albanese Jr
March 11, 2019
Fred's passing has left many of us with great sadness. For me, personally, he was more than just a cousin. He was the big brother I never had. He called me every Tuesday afternoon, and in our conversations, he was my adviser and the one remaining family member with whom I could share past memories. We shared an occasional old Italian saying, a family recipe, and topics from serious to lighthearted and humorous. To say that he will be missed is an understatement.
Elinor Festini
March 11, 2019
It is so sad to see this generation slowly pass....... they had such a rich life full of love. Our Mom often spoke of "Uncle Freddy" and the experiences they had together when they were young. And she always smiles when she tells the stories. My hope is that one day I will see all of these loved ones in a world not marred by sickness and death. My heart goes out to his family at this difficult time. ......Gloria's daughter Cindy Romano
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