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“Semper Fi Al .God speed. ”
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“I am thinking of Mr. Cialfi's family and thinking about Mr. Cialfi's visits with me in Worcester, MA as he drove through on his way to Maine. As a...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Julie Gentile Morgan

“Sending you all my heartfelt sympathy. I have fond memories of Mr. Cialfi at my parents' home and at Iwo Jima Survivors Association events. My dad so...Read More »
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“Dear Gary,I am so sorry to hear of your father's loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the memories...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Maria Vaz

“Gary, Freddie, Laurie,I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a great guy. As kids, I can remember him showing us his war souvenirs and pictures...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Jerry Maher - Stuart, FL

Alfred Frank Cialfi, 96, formerly of Avon, beloved husband of the late Angela Cialfi, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, on May 13, 2017. Born in Waterbury, Alfred was the son of Giacinto and Leondina (Bianchini) Cialfi. Alfred valiantly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received several citations for valor as a 4th Marine Division Sergeant in the Pacific arena with active duty campaigns in Roi Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Alfred was a founding member of the Connecticut Iwo Jima Survivors Association and, along with dear friend Dr. George Gentile, played a primary role in the establishment of the Iwo Jima Memorial, adjacent to Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. He participated in several WWII presentations, including public school venues, radio programs, a History Channel documentary, and a Veterans Day honorary interview at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. A true family man, Alfred was the epitome of a devoted father and husband. He was a dedicated provider and always encouraged family members to pursue their greatest potential in life. Alfred stressed the importance of physical fitness and always stayed active even in his older years. Everyone who knew Alfred will always remember him by his famous words of wisdom, including, "Every day is a bonus," "If you're healthy, you're wealthy," and "Be good to yourself; you couldn't do it for a better person." He had a gregarious and welcoming personality, which made it easy for him to make everlasting friends as a member of numerous community groups, including the Avon Lions Club, VFW Post 3272, and the Prince Thomas of Savoy Italian Society. He was a man of great Catholic faith and was a longtime parishioner of the Church of St. Ann in Avon. He dearly loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his inspirational legacy and unconditional love will always carry on in the lives of his family and friends. Alfred is survived by his sons, Dr.Gary Cialfi (Donna) of Armonk, NY; Dr. Alfred Cialfi, Jr. (Faye) of Biddeford, ME; daughter, Laurie Rose of Carmel, NY; six adored grandchildren; 4 beautiful great-grandchildren; Paul Dean Cialfi; and Ruth Ellen Cialfi. In addition to his wife and parents, Alfred was predeceased by his brother, Delio Cialfi, and his sister, Lena Julian. Alfred's family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 16 from 4-8PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM on Wednesday, May 17 at the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Rd., Avon. Guests are kindly asked to go directly to church in the morning.Burial will follow the service at St. Ann Cemetery. Alfred's family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the St. Joseph Center in Trumbull, and at Bridgeport/Yale New Haven Health Hospital, for all their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alfred's honormay be made to the Iwo Jima Memorial Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 310516, Newington, CT 06131.