Rosanna Alfano of Tewksbury, MA

1937 - 2020

No Vistitation Date Scheduled


March 14, 2020
10am Funeral Home/ 11am Church
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St. N. Chelmsford, MA

Rosanna Helen Alfano, 82, a longtime resident of Tewksbury, MA peacefully passed away surrounded by loving family on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Lowell General Hospital.  She married her devoted husband, Arthur Alfano, in 1957 to whom she was married for 60 years before his death in 2017.  Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late George and Rose Hurley. She attended Lowell High School and later enriched her life through adult education courses.

Rosanna’s main passion in life was her family.  She enjoyed hosting dinners at her home, participating in adventures and celebrations with family, and simply getting together to chat.  In addition to taking care of her family, she was also kind to animals whether it be taking in a days old kitten abandoned in the woods behind her home, or “grammysitting” family dogs and other pets.  She will always be remembered for putting the needs of her family above her own.

Rosanna is survived by her daughter, Donna Graham and William Marshall of Nashua, NH; her son, Arthur Alfano of Tewkbury; a daughter in law, Belinda Alfano; her adored granddaughters, Sophia Alfano and Isabella Alfano; her sister, Jo and her husband Don Williamson of Tyngsboro; brothers in law, Richard Lanoue of Tyngsboro and Peter Berys of Chelmsford and sister in law, Mary Alfano of Holyoke.  She also leaves behind many precious nieces, nephews, and their children.

Rosanna was the sister of the late Catherine “Dolly” Hurley and the late Frances “Chic” Lanoue; sister in law of the late Joan Berys and the late Joseph Alfano; aunt of the late Richard Lanoue Jr.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM, family and friends may briefly gather at the Dolan Funeral Home.  Funeral to follow at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, MA 01863. Burial in Tyngsboro Memorial Cemetery.   If wishing to make a donation in her memory, please consider The Assistance Fund at, or an organization close to your heart.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

3 Condolences for Rosanna Alfano of Tewksbury, MA

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    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you Artie and the Girls.

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    Dear Donna and Bill
    Thinking of you both and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your Mom. She lived a long and loving life, surrounded by family and friends to cared and supported her.
    Love you both,

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    Brian Esperanza


    Donna and Artie, I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. You and your parents are in many of my fond memories from childhood. From your Dad and my Moms constant bantering to your Mom watching us after school and always making us special candy bags at Halloween. They will live in heart and thoughts till I see them again. Gods bless you.

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