Alfred Leonard Gasco
July 13, 1929 – February 20, 2019
Alfred Gasco passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the age of 89.
In retirement, Fred was renown for his garden. Family gatherings saw grandchildren (and then great grandchildren!) running past his carefully tended marigolds to pick raspberries and wonder at the beds of vegetables more numerous even than them, and his children touring his latest invention for optimal watering while their mother laid out her best version of last year's harvest, pickled, and called everyone in for lunch. But in all things he was the same half scientist and half caretaker--searching to discover the most orderly, efficient way but also tending tirelessly in search of growth, never more so than in his dedication to his wife Barbara and the family that together they made flourish. Whether in the Army or his many years with Iandoli Supermarkets, on family camping trips or trips with "Babs" around the world, Fred worked hard to research and tend and grow all that he loved. And through it all, always at the ready, an unmistakable sparkle in his eye: the sparkle of a one-liner ready to be planted, a clever quip sure to make his wife exclaim, "Oh, brother!" while he thought up yet another. And so we mourn the passing of this quick-witted gardener who raised so many, especially his children Susan Aubuchon, Debra Corcoran, Stephen Gasco, Marcia Raymond, Paula Gasco, Lynne Hammatt, and Nancy Morton; his 17 grandchildren; and his 19 great-grandchildren.
Services in celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 25. The wake will be held from 9:30 am- 10:30 am at Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am at St. Joan of Arc, Orleans, immediately followed by the Burial at Orleans Tonset Cemetary where Fred will rest reunited with his beloved wife.
A private family get together will follow the burial.
- Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
- Funeral Mass Monday, February 25, 2019