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 ( or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (


Visitation: May 22, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A

Mass: May 23, 2022 11:00 am

St. Louis de Montfort R.C. Church
75 New York Avenue


Sea View Cemetery
233 North Country Road

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Alfred J. Faragasso 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN

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  1. Dear Al You we’re always a pleasure to know n love and you are dearly missed A great husband father father in law grandfather and friend. All the holidays barbecues birthdays trips to Sight n Sound are missing your presence. Most of all the beautiful prayers you said at all occasions. We can never forget those happy times we spent together. GOD BLESS YOU AKWAYS. until we meet again Richie n Kathy Stueber

  2. candleIn memory of an incredibly nice and decent man – whose generosity of humor and spirit, and his sharing of thoughtful, meaningful conversation and knowledge, made him a treasure to be with, always. To a man of many talents and gifts, he was a gift to us. Our hearts are heavy for Rita and the entire Faragasso family.
    Alfred will always be sadly missed, but his goodness, kindness and love will stay with us and will be forever be remembered. with love, Joyce and John

  3. Al Sr. — A beacon of light with a smile so bright- what an inspiration you were to all who had the pleasure of knowing you. I will surely miss you.
    – My deepest condolences to Rita and the entire Farragasso family. May God Bless you all with peace and comfort.
    I love you.

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