OBITUARY

Alan Bruce Belinfante

Passed away on March 6, 2019

Alan B. Belinfante passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at the age of 73. He was the son of the late Charles and Elsie (Colsia) Belinfante. Alan leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Sandra (Freedman) Belinfante, his wife of 53 years. He was a devoted and dedicated father to his children; Lauren and her husband, David Schraeder, and Alison and her husband, Jared Charney. A cherished grandfather, “Pop”, to his pride and joy, Noah and Dahlia Schraeder, and Emmet and Stella Charney. The loving brother of, Catherine (Belinfante) Penn and her late husband Richard Penn, and brother in law to Howard Freedman and his wife Joyce. And an adored uncle to his nieces and nephews Charles and wife Jamie Freedman, and Nathaniel and wife Karrie Freedman, Marcy (Penn) Mucci and her husband Brian and their son Nicholas and the late Neil Penn. Alan grew up in Revere and lived in Marblehead for his entire adult life. Alan was a family man, who wanted to share life experiences with everyone around him. He loved boating, fishing with his grandchildren, attending their every performance, sports event and concert, travelling and always planning the next adventure.

Along with his wife Sandra and brother Howard Freedman, they together ran Beach Sales which now has third and fourth generation family members carrying on the tradition established by his late father in law Sumner Freedman.

A memorial service will be held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1pm, 10 Vinnin Street, Salem, MA. The family will be receiving guests at the Belinfante home, Marblehead, MA, Friday, March 8 from 2pm until 4pm, Saturday, March 9 from 6:30pm to 9pm, and Sunday, March 10 from 1pm to 4pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005 or by visiting heart.org. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2019
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Alan Bruce Belinfante

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Elaine & Douglas Allen

March 9, 2019

Sandra,
How can we say in words what a wonderful husband you had in Alan;
How can we express the loss we feel in his leaving far too soon;
We were together just a few weeks ago enjoying the sun of the island. Alan was taking a video of Shell Beach. He had a little magic in the sparkle of his eyes. We loved spending time together on the island with you both. His memory will linger for an eternity because no one could replace him.
much love to you,

Stuart Clayman

March 9, 2019

Sandy,
I met Alan at the Wolcott School in first grade. He was one of the cool kids and he maintained that status throughout his life. At reunions he spoke about his life with you, your children and your grandchildren. I know he adored you and his family members. If there is something I can do to help you, please let me know. By the way, we are sort of related: my cousin Shirley Cohen is your daughter-in-law Joyce's mother.
Stuart Clayman

Tanya Hendrickson

March 8, 2019

Dear Sandi, Lauren, Alison and family,
Jeremy and I send our deepest condolences. I feel so fortunate to have spent some of my favorite vacations laughing with you and Alan. We are so sad and have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Hendrickson Family

Ron Cohen

March 8, 2019

Sandy and Howard I was so sorry I hear of Alan’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of our early life in Revere. My thoughts and prays our with you. Ron Cohen

Michael Feldman

March 8, 2019

Dear Sandra , Lauren , Allison. Phyllis , elyssa , Candice. And I are devastated we all loved Alan so much . I’m going to miss our phone calls he to me and I to him . So glad he did not suffer or linger ,I know he’s up there planning and organizing an event .


Patty Tavella

March 7, 2019

Dearest SANDRA,

My deepest LOVE and SYMPATHY to you and your family♥️

Patty Tavella

carherine belinfante'penn

March 7, 2019

Alan, my heart is broken and I will always treasure the good times we had when we were young and I dragged you to so many sporting events. I remember daddy and the store in Malden and you were mommy's favorite. The sun rose and set on you. (beloved son of Charles and Elsie Belinfante.) RIP AND KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. You called on Monday and said you would come to city hall to see me on Tuesday or Wednesday, but thankfully you chose Tuesday and we had a treasured visit.

Bob and Sandra Sherriff

March 7, 2019

Sandy and Howard and the entire Belinfante family, this news is so sad. Such a great, friendly, enthusiastic guy, that was Alan. I remember our early mornings cleaning the beach for the MDC with a million laughs and homemade quahogs for lunch. I remember that warm smile and hug whenever we went into Beach Sales. Truly one of the “good” guys. Heaven is stronger, we are at a loss to understand. Alan, may we meet again and share more laughs and hugs. You sir will be missed.

Roger Cohen

March 7, 2019

Dear Sandy and family

Please accept my deepest condolences.

Sincerely,
Roger Cohen

Beverly Plotkin Edwards

March 7, 2019

Dear Sandy, I’m grateful that we got to see each other just a few days ago however not knowing it was to say goodbye . Our friendships go back a life time. Liberty school , Garfield Jr High , Revere High , Rolands ice cream, Rock and Roll , Elvis, Great Dancing 🕺 He was all of that and more. We treasure the memories we made and will hold them dear. Beverly Edwards

FROM THE FAMILY