Obituary of Alfonso Favorito
Alfonso Nicola Favorito was reunited with his family and friends in heaven on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Born in the Bronx on May 29th, 1932 to his Italian immigrant parents Camillo Favorito and Teresa (Tessie) Cirulli Favorito, he was the youngest of three siblings (sister Connie Johnson & brother Felix Favorito) and grew up as part of a very large extended family. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War and upon his return, found love with Marie Pezzullo. Alfonso has been a devoted husband to Marie for 58 years, a loving father to his two children Teresa Siley (and her husband Rick Siley) of Pearl River, NY and Felix Favorito (and his wife Theresa Favorito) of Cornwall, NY, and a beloved grandfather to his four grandchildren Christopher, Gabrielle, Nicole and Alexa, all of whom he was most proud.
Alfonso held a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineer and worked in a variety of engineering positions at Western Union, Bulova (Missile Guidance Systems) & Verizon. He was always intrigued by how things worked and never shied away from a challenging problem.
Alfonso had a welcoming personality and was very generous with his time for everyone. He was very proud of his family and friends and loved reminiscing about them all, having a story for nearly every situation (which he would readily share). He was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, and had a penchant for learning about many varied topics including his Italian heritage, gardening, wine, US history, science and technology and more.
He will be waked Wednesday, January 24th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m at Joseph Sorce Funeral Home, 728 West Nyack Road in West Nyack, New York. The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at the 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 128 Parrott Road, West Nyack, New York.
In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to a charity of your choosing.