Arthur D. Alfano of Tewksbury, MA

1933 - 2017


November 16, 2017
3 PM to 7 PM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863


November 17, 2017
8AM FH/ 9 AM Church
St. John the Evangelist Church 115 Middelsex St. Chelmsford MA 01863


Arthur D. Alfano, 83, of Tewksbury, MA passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at his home in the care of his family as was his wish. He celebrated 60 years of marriage to his devoted wife Rosanna (Hurley) Alfano on February 23.

Born in Lowell on November 15, 1933, Art was the beloved son of the late Joseph and Esther Alfano. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1951. He proudly served with the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean War.

Art fought in the Golden Gloves, raced stock cars, and built and flew RC model airplanes. He was a lifelong member and past president of the 495th RC Squadron. Arthur retired from Boston Cement Mason Local 534 in 1998.

He was a communicant of St Williams Church in Tewksbury, MA.

In addition to his wife he is survived and will be greatly missed by a son, Arthur D. Alfano Jr. of Tewksbury; a daughter, Donna Graham and Bill Marshall of Nashua, NH; a former daughter-in-law, Belinda Alfano of Tewksbury; precious granddaughters, Sophia and Isabella Alfano; a sister, Joan Berys and her husband Peter of Chelmsford; a sister-in-law, Mary Alfano of Holyoke; a sister-in-law, Chic Lanoue and her husband Rich of Tyngsboro; a sister-in-law Jo Williamson and her husband Don of Tyngsboro, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and friends.

All who knew him will miss his witty sense of humor and good nature.

Art was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Alfano, a sister, Rita Huffman, a sister-in-law Catherine Hurley, and a nephew, Richie Lanoue.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital.

Visiting hours Thurs. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Fri. at 8 A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery, Tyngsboro. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


6 Condolences for Arthur D. Alfano of Tewksbury, MA

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    Arthur, I am so so sorry for the loss of your father. I know how much you and the girls loved him, may he be at rest now and be looking over you all!

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    John Morley


    On behalf of the 495th R/C Squadron, Inc., I would like to offer the condolences of the entire membership to the Alfano family. Art was a one-of-a-kind gentleman, and a good friend to all of us! We will miss his wit, humor, and larger-than-life spirit, and will forever remember the many contributions he made to our club! Blue skies and tailwinds forever, Arthur!

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    Stephen J Doherty


    I knew Arthur as a member of the 495th. He will be missed, the 495th’s loss is Heaven’s gain.

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    larry cummings


    495th rc sq. member….long time friend of Arthur. he will be missed……………….larry cummings

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    Ralph G. Dionne


    Art was a special friend, through our association in the 495th R/C Squadron going back to the early 80’s. Always a leader, volunteer and enthusiast,
    Art provided exemplary support and acumen to the group throughout the years, truly earning his Life Membership Award! Memories of his significant presence and contributions will long last. Godspeed, Arthur!

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    Vern Nulk


    Art was a good friend with whom I had many conversations about scale modeling and the show he managed for many years. I will miss our banter.

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