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FORT WASHINGTON, MD - John Joseph Alfieri, age 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 28, 2018.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary J. (Muraco); his son, Michael (Bitsy Uncle); daughter, Eileen (Rob Pennington); and son, John (Sharon). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and mother; his brothers, Anthony, Frank, Charles; and sisters, Catherine Milone and Grace Buggea.
Born in New London, Conn., to Rosario and Gracia (Piazza) Alfieri, he was educated in Lawrence, Mass., and graduated from Lawrence High School. He worked as a barber and served in the Lawrence National Guard and the U.S. Army. John was a veteran of the Korean War and was stationed in Vassincourt, France, as a medic. In recent years, he enjoyed traveling to Lawrence to attend the feast in the hometown that he loved.
In Maryland, he worked as a barber for Joe Nicolosi in Hillcrest Heights, and after many years opened his own barber shop in Marlow Heights. He worked for Prudential until retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Forestville, Md. Mary was the love of his life and he would always say "I love my family."
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 6633 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, MD 20735. Funeral service will take place on March 20 at 11 a.m. at Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20603.
Published on March 14, 2018
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