Mr. Anthony Charles Alfano, 42, died Thursday, November 18, 2021, suddenly in his home in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Monday, November 22nd. from 3:00-7:00PM. On Tuesday, November 23rd. at 9:15AM, everyone will start to gather in the funeral home where a prayer service will begin at 9:45AM, followed by the funeral mass to be offered in the Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford at 11:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede Anthony’s burial in the family plot in Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Anthony’s memory to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 205 North Avenue, E., Cranford, NJ 07016.
Anthony was born on September 8, 1979, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He grew up in the local Union County area, living in Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway, and Kenilworth before moving back to Elizabeth a short time ago.
Anthony was employed as a sales associate for the 7-Eleven Convenience Stores, working for both their Linden and Roselle Park locations. Prior to this, he worked for Swan Cleaners, Brent Materials, and the Runnels Specialized Hospital.
Anthony, as a young boy, was a member of the Boy Scouts Troop #4 associated with St. Mary’s Grammar School in Elizabeth. Sports followed him throughout his life. He played basketball for St. Hedwig’s Grammar School in Elizabeth and then played football for Rahway High School in Rahway, where he graduated in 1997. Anthony was an avid Major League Baseball New York Mets fan and he enjoyed attending their many games over the years. Music also was a large part of his life and of course, if you had to pick his favorite genre, it would be RAP music.
Anthony is survived by his mother, Cheryl Collins Pantina; his father, Charles “Chuck” Alfano, Jr. and his wife, Donnamarie; his brother, Gregory Alfano and his wife, Nicole; his stepbrother, Corey Alfano and his fiancé, Jessica Conceicao; his nephew, Adrian Alfano; his great great Aunt Margie, who held a very special place of love in his heart; his former stepfather, Nicholas Pantina; a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins and a fur nephew, Milo, who adored Anthony.
Anthony will be deeply missed by all but will never be forgotten.
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