Alfonso E. "Al" Brancati
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Alfonso E. "Al" Brancati

AGE: 92 • Mendham Twp.

Alfonso E. "Al" Brancati died on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Holly Manor Care Center in Mendham after a short illness. He was 92. Mr. Brancati was born in Agerola, San Lazzaro, Italy on May 30, 1919. He was the son of the late Ercole Brancati and Michelina Buonocore Brancati, and came to the United States in 1928. He moved to Mendham with his wife in 1950, where he lived for 29 years. He retired to Port Charlotte, Fla. in 1979. He and his wife returned to Mendham in 2003. Mr. Brancati was a self-employed contractor and custom builder, and the owner/operator of Brancati Contracting. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's R. C. Church in Mendham for many years. He was a past chief of the Ralston Fire Department, and a lifetime member of the Pastime Club in Mendham. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945, serving in the medical corps.

Mr. Brancati was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Irmgard who died in November 2008. He is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Brancati Schwartz of Mendham, Alyce Hubbard of Montrose, CO., a son, Cole Brancati of Montrose, CO. and six grandchildren, Cole and Dana Brancati, Haley Georges, Megan and Jake Hubbard, and Christopher Hanson. He is also survived by two sisters, Erminia Cornell and Rosemarie Scotti and a brother, Charles Brancati.

Arrangements are by the Bailey Funeral Home, 8 Hilltop Road, Mendham, NJ 07945 (973) 543-4720 A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM. Military Honors will be provided by the United States Army Honor Guard immediately following the Mass. All other arrangements are private, and at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Mendham Pastime Club, 5 Hilltop Road, Mendham.

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Published in Daily Record on Aug. 17, 2011.
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