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Generoso M. “Gene” Alfano

Generoso M. Alfano               "Gene"

Generoso M. Alfano

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere for Generoso M. “Gene” Alfano, who died at 93 years old in Woodbriar Nursing Center of Wilmington, on February 20th after a long illness.  A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, February 24th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church (Revere) at 10 a.m.  Gene was born in Boston’s North End before his family moved to East Boston.  As a young boy, he attended Sacred Heart Grammar School.  He was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1938.  After graduation, Gene had worked for a couple of years before joining the United States Army.  He served his country proudly during World War II, receiving the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon & Victory Medal.  Gene came home from his service and began to focus on his education.  He enrolled at Boston College and is an alumnus of the 1949 graduating class, with a degree in Accounting.  He also went on to earn a degree at Northeastern University.  In 1952, he married Theresa (DiMinico), whom he met at a dance hall on Revere Beach.  The couple resided in Revere and it was there where they raised their three children.  Gene was a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the Small Business Administrations Boston’s Office for 32 years.  He was the Assistant Director, & he was cited numerous times by Congressmen, Senators, & Governors for his valuable and diligent work on many of the major economic development projects throughout New England.  One of Gene’s proudest accomplishments was the role he played during the recovery period of the Blizzard of 1978, assisting Revere and many other North Shore communities. What Gene will best be remembered for is the everlasting love he had for his family and all the joy they shared together, as well as the treasured friendship he had for decades.  He is the beloved husband of the late Theresa R. (DiMinico) Alfano of whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  He is the loving father of Linda A. Johnson & her husband Robert A. of Lynnfield, Attny. Anthony V. Alfano & his wife Margaret of Boca Raton, FL, and Janice M. Chouinard & her husband Roger L. of Wakefield.  He is the cherished grandfather of Elizabeth M. Hurton & her husband Ryan of No. Reading, Caroline M., Christine M. & James Alfano all of Boca Raton, FL, Jacqueline T. Chouinard of Wakefield and the late Meredith Johnson. He is the proud great-grandfather of Lillian Hurton.  He is the loving brother of Mario Alfano of Winchester and Ida Young of Kansas City, MO, and the late: Jennie Alfano, Domenic & Vincent Alfano.  He is also lovingly survived by many nieces & nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pl., Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031.


Visiting Hours

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church (Revere).


Woodlawn Cemetery (Everett).

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: Make A Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pl., Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114-2031

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  1. Armando Alfano
    Feb 23 2014

    We are sorry to hear about Gene’s death. Our sincere condolences.

    We will always fondly remember and cherish our times together

    with Gene and Theresa.

    Jeanette & Armando Alfano
    Nokomis Florida

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