May 7, 1937 ~ April 7, 2022
Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Miller Place, NY
Alfred J. Faragasso was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Educated in Brooklyn and Manhattan, he is a graduate of CCNY. Mr. Faragasso studied financial management at Harvard Business School. His working career included senior management positions with engineering research and development corporations. He is the author of many papers in the field of technical publishing and data development. He served as editor and publisher of the engineering journal for the Long Island section of the IEEE. During the Cold War, he produced training manuals for the CIA. The latter part of his career included designing and developing training programs for engineering firms and universities. He also held the position of Industrial Professor at Stony Brook University’s College of Engineering.
Mr. Faragasso is also the author of the semi-biographical novels, “The Neighborhood: A Novel of Brooklyn And Some of the People Who Made it Famous,” and “Park Slope,” along with the soon-to-be-published collection of life lessons contained in letters to his grandchildren titled, “(I’ll Never Forget The Days Spent…) At Grandpa’s Knee.”
In addition, Mr. Faragasso was an accomplished artist in stained glass and woodcarvings, and was the creator of an eponymous line of Italian liqueurs. He also enjoyed the design and construction of Red Elf Mountain, a multi-level miniature Christmas village. The beloved year-long family centerpiece is comprised of dozens of Dickens’ Village homes, hundreds of figurines and a working trolley.
Mr. Faragasso enjoyed traveling extensively with family and friends and particularly enjoyed sampling local cuisines.
He was a lifelong Pinocchio aficionado.
He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of almost 63 years, Rita, and sons Greg (Felicia) and Jeff (Kristy), and grandchildren Peter, Joey, Kyra and Siena. He was predeceased by his son Al (Janet).
A visitation will be held at Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place, N.Y. from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, and a funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23 at St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church in Sound Beach, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing in his memory to St. Francis Breadline (stfrancisbreadline.org) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Alfred J. Faragasso 's name.
St. Francis Breadline
144 West 32nd Street
New York, NY
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place