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Alfred was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island on October 21, 1929. Alfred was one of 11 children. He was from a large Italian Catholic family and attended St. James Catholic school where he served as an altar boy and also a Boy Scout there .When just a young teenager he received his drivers license at the barber shop on main street with the help of his father Steven. At the age of 17, he followed his brothers by joining the military where he served his country, in the Navy, on the USS Missouri and USS Columbus. After leaving the service, he came back home to West Warwick where he met his wife, Marie, at their workplace Arden Jewelry in Providence, Rhode Island in 1955 and they were wed the following year on November 3, 1956. This providential meeting lead to love, marriage, eight children and four grandchildren. He moved to California with his new bride on March 8, 1957. They had been happily married for 56 years. In 1959, Alfred started his new career in Hollywood. He was hired by MGM Studios for the security department. It was to be his favorite job. He once told his son, "I would work there for free, that's how much I love the job." He worked at the studio for over 22 years and during those years he met many famous people on a daily basis- most notable: Elvis Presley, Grace Kelly, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Betty Davis and watch some onstage during filming. Alfred, himself, was bitten by the acting bug and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He had appeared both in motion pictures and television as a character actor and co-starred with Burt Reynolds, Goldie Hawns, Sylvester Stallone, Ann Margaret, amongst many others. On the NBC-TV series "Supertrain" he played the role of the New York desk sergeant. Besides working at MGM studios, he also did other work in Hollywood - every year, during Oscar season, Alfred was a featured guest on the Sonny Melendrez Show, on KMPC Radio. On this show he would give his predictions of the Academy Award winners. He was highly accurate in his predictions of who would win and for this reason he was featured on the show year after year for his Oscar predictions and his inside knowledge of Hollywood. It was on this show that Alfred was called the UNKNOWN CELEBRITY. He also served as a security guard for the Oscars. Every year, you can also see Alfred on the tribute to Marilyn Monroe on A&E. He is the security guard standing next to her open casket during her funeral. He also once served as a security guard for Frank Sinatra and was given $100 tip by "old blue eyes" himself. Alfred loved life. He was a man of Faith and he loved his family. He was full of fatherly wisdom and was a man of hope. When things looked bad he would say, "Don't worry, things will get better. Something better is just around the corner." He never missed going to Sunday Mass and was an inspiration to those who knew him well. He was very happy to be able to travel to the Vatican and see the Pope and to go to Lourdes and Fatima. His love of travel took him to Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Africa, Greece, England, Turkey, Belgium and Las Vegas. He was an expert of animals. He watch so many wild animal shows that he developed a vast knowledge of animals their habitat and behavior. Alfred was a devoted husband and father. He was a hard worker. At times, he worked two jobs to support his family. He also made sure he sent his children to Catholic school so they can get a good foundation to live the Christian life. Alfred made sure he attended important events for his children's such as: Baptisms, Holy Communions, Confirmations, school plays, award ceremonies, graduations and weddings. Every year, Alfred would take his family on vacation in the mountains to Twin Peaks, Bluejay, Lake Arrowhead and sometimes surprise trips. He also took his family by car from California to Rhode Island on a couple of occasions and to Washington DC. He was a man of tradition. Alfred loved his family - when asked once, 'what was his greatest accomplishment?', he said, "His greatest accomplishment was his family!"

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  1. What a lucky man to have you as my Father and Best Friend!!
    As you’ve always taught us; “The only things you take with you son, are the things you gave away”. Thanks for all the love, direction, inspiration and friendship you gave me…Love you Freddie!!

  2. Daddy! I Love & Miss you! You are the BEST Dad, Father-n-law, Grandpa in the world! Thank you for all Love, Support & Guidance!! Love Always, Dan, Rose & Tristen

  3. Miss you grandpa!! I know your having a good time up in heaven!!! We now have the best biggest angel watchin over us!! Xoxo summie

  4. Dad,I Love You & Miss you so much!!! I was so Blessed to have you as my Father…you always saw the good in others,you showed us unconditional Love & a Love for Life! I’ll miss your Laugh, I’ll miss your Smile, I’ll miss your great sense of humor! It was an Honor to take care of you the last years of your life, I’m so Happy your Home with Our Lord & your Family. Happy Trails Daddy see you in Heaven:)

  5. You are and always will be My Great Uncle Alfred & Dominic.

    You gave your children life and the have given you eternal life with never ending generations to come. Take care I will miss you.

    God Bless

    John, Happy & Jonathan Brunetti

  6. To a great Man and an inspirational Father to me.
    I will always miss you and have a special place in my heart for you.
    Love to all the family.

  7. I feel blessed to have known you all.Gina ,Shane and Mike ; as a health professional I admire you all and commend you on the excellent care that you provided for your dad..Im greatful to have witnessed his blessings.Alfred I will miss you, thank you for making my job amazing! although we didnt get to have long conversations we communicated perfectly I would talk and you pretended to be asleep!! lol So, to my favorite possum go in Peace my friend ,I love you and ill NEVER forget you!
    Suzie

  8. Uncle Alfred I loved the times I got to spend with you Uncle Nicky and Uncle Joe when you would come to Las Vegas while I was living there. We all had a really good time. I will cherish those memories.

  9. Dear Aunt Marie and all your children,
    You are all Blessed to have Uncle Alfred as a Husband and Father.
    I’ll always remember his humor and kindness and his Love for our Family . Most of all his faithfulness to God.
    Donna Mariorenzi-Moore

  10. With great sadness I say good bye to you but knowing with greater joy you are with God and your family. You lived a life with great dedication and love so much that it couldn’t contain itself and we all shared a bit of your wit, humor and love.
    I know in this moment and for the near future, your family will miss you so. But I can almost feel you saying, Don’t cry for me, Be happy I was.
    I will always love and remember Uncle Alfred; thanks for giving me my first doll ( from Italy) and all those wonderful memories.

  11. A true man of God, faithful husband beloved father and a cherished friend. I am celebrating your home going. I’am sure the trip was full of joy and Jesus welcomed you with a big hug!
    I’ll be seeing you!
    Pat Lucchesi

  12. Dad

    We’ll always remember
    that special smile,
    that caring heart,
    that warm embrace,
    you always gave us.
    You being there
    for Mom and us
    through good and bad times,
    no matter what.
    We’ll always remember
    you Dad because
    there will never be another one
    to replace you in our hearts,
    and the love we will always
    have for you.
    Your Son,
    Richard “Rick”

    Lastly, I would like to leave you with a poem that helps me describe our (my feelings of love an apreciation towards you–A Father of all fathers)

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    A Poem to You My Dear Papa
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    A Son€™s Farewell

    Goodbye Dad, I
    must say

    On this a cold and sorrowful winter day

    I€™ll remember the pleasant times and try not to be sad

    But saying goodbye still hurts so bad

    I miss you more then I can express

    My love for you will never be less

    I try to imagine how I will go on

    Yet, I realize tomorrow will bring a new dawn

    I appreciate that you€™re in heaven above

    Looking down on us with all your love

    Only to whisper in our ear

    €œRemember Marie and kids my love will
    not disappear€

    I€™ll always remember laughs and joy we had

    I remember the man, my irreplaceable Dad

    I€™ll remember you every day

    for in my hear you will stay

    One day we€™ll be together again

    To talk about all the places we have been

    Until that time I€™ll always treasure

    Your love for us beyond all measure

    RVB —from your Son with love 2013-01-23

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