Alfred G. Donofrio
January 25, 1928 – June 19, 2014
Alfred G. Donofrio, 86, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2014 in Arlington,TX. He was born January 25, 1928 in Rochester, NY to Luigi and Francesca Donofrio. Al left high school to join the Navy and served in WW II. After returning he joined The Reserves while he completed high school and went to St. Bonaventure University. Al was recalled by the Navy where he proudly served in the Korean War as a Marine Medic. Upon returning home he completed his college degree from St. Bonaventure in Olean, NY. After completing his degree, Al and his family moved to Dover, DE where he pursued his career. He worked at International Playtex Corp from 1956-1975, during which he moved to Canada for 2 years and then New Jersey where he was the International Controller. Al then moved to El Paso, TX where he worked at Farah International as a VP and Treasurer from 1975-1979. He then moved to Arlington, TX and worked for The Boy Scouts of America as controller from 1979-1990's. Once Al left the Boy Scouts he devoted his time working with a small company, which he had part interest, developing and implementing an accounting software for small businesses. He then semi-retired during the 1990's, but retirement was not for Al, with his love for accounting he continued to do accounting and taxes for small businesses and individuals into his late 70's. Al was a true caring person, he was a member of The Knights of Columbus for more than 50 years. He dedicated his volunteer time to Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels, welcoming our troops home at DFW airport, the VFW and the American Legion. Al is preceded in death by his parents, Luigi and Francesca Donofrio, his brothers Pat and Anthony Donofrio and his sister Mary Paris. He is survived by his three beloved children, Diane Chambers of Magnolia, DE, Sharon Shockley of Harrington, DE and son Tom Donofrio and his wife Josephine of Highland Village, Texas, along with his six grandchildren Brian and Michael Chambers, Monica Matthews, Natalie, Marisa and Thomas Donofrio and eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters; Sr. Ann D'Assisi, Yolanda Ruggeri, Eleanor Piendel and a brother, Louis Donofrio Jr., all of Rochester, NY, and a sister Jane Passiano of Hernando, FL. A visitation for Al will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 6:00p-8:00p at Moore Funeral Home, and services will be June 25, 2014, at 10:00a, at Most Blessed Sacrament, 2100 N. Davis Dr. Arlington, TX. Donations may be designated in Al's honor to the Wounded Warrior Project.
- Visitation Tuesday, June 24, 2014
- Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Alfred G. Donofrio
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January 5, 2018
So sorry to hear about Al's passing. He was one of my favorite people ever. We worked together for many years at the Jewelry Mfg company. He was a gem. RIP sweet one.
July 4, 2015
As I hadn't heard from Al for so long, I was just wondering what had happened to him.
I'm so sorry to read about his passing away.
He was for sure a great person, a true patriot and a wonderful character who always cared for others
He will also be truly missed on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Chantal Bertaux, Epinal, France
July 1, 2014
Jo, Tom and family,
We just want to say how truly sorry we are for the lost of Mr. Donofrio yes he was a very nice man and will truly be missed.
Love the Riesinger family.
June 28, 2014
What a kind and gentle man. Such a good friend to both my parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss.
June 27, 2014
Uncle Al was a very special uncle and loving and caring person. He was always there for you at any given time. Uncle Al always treated you with respect and never condemn you. Uncle Al will remain in our hearts for a very long time. He will truly be missed.
Cindy and Justin Evans (Rochester New York)
June 27, 2014
To the Donofrio Family:
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time, I wish I could be there with you in person at this time, but know I am with you in prayers and thoughts. I am sure you will all miss him, he was very proud of his family. God Bless all of you.
June 27, 2014
My bother Al will be truly missed. He was a very caring and happy person, never a dull moment when he was around. We always had a great time and many laughs when he would visit me in Florida and stay with me. I also remember the good times I had when I was with the family in Olean, New York for 2 summers when I was a teen ager, He will always be in my heart and prayers, I love you Al, and will miss you very much.
Your Baby Sister
June 26, 2014
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now...Al's memory will always be in our hearts.
Ray and Mary Parrish
June 24, 2014
Someone as special as Uncle Al will never be forgotten. His greatest joy was making others happy.He will remain in our hearts for as long as we live.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
June 23, 2014
Al was such a kind and caring person. I knew Al through my father. They were good friends and hopefully they are playing a round of pool and sharing a cold one!
Sally and Chuck Roach
June 23, 2014
We only knew Al briefly while he was a neighbor to our son and family, but he touched our lives. Al was always very gracious and friendly and happy to see us when we came for a visit. We enjoyed getting to know him and hearing about his life and family. Rest in peace, dear Al. You are loved and missed.
Don and Kathy Wills
June 22, 2014
Tom, Jo and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Donofrio's passing. We have many fond memories of him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Don and Kathy
Jonathan, Monica, Miranda, Mikenna Matthews
June 21, 2014
We will miss you Pop Pop.