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Alfonso Greco
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Alfonso Greco

Tuesday, March 14th, 1933 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020

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Alfonso N. Greco, 87, passed away on April 9th, 2020 at Kingsway Nursing Home in Schenectady.

Born on March 14, 1933 in the Bellevue section of Schenectady, New York, Alfonso was the son of the late Saverio and Immacolata (Peronaci) Greco.

A graduate of the former Mont Pleasant High School, he lettered in Football and Track and Field; excelling in the Pole Vault. After graduation he served active duty in the Army from 1953-1955. He then was a member of the Army Reserve until 1961. Alfonso worked as a lineman for Niagara Mohawk for over thirty-five years prior to his retirement. After retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family. Al also enjoyed swimming, gardening, long drives with his wife Ruth and nightly dinners at the 99 Restaurant. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A devout Catholic, Alfonso was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady Queen of Peace (Our Lady of Assumption) in Rotterdam, NY.

Alfonso is survived by his wife of sixty years, Ruth (Herzog) Greco. He also leaves behind his sons; Michael Greco (Maria), John Greco (Leslie), Vincent Greco (Kathryn), his daughters; Deann Lynch (Steven), Michele Matika(late Jamie), his sisters; Christina Hayostek(late Frank), Rita Shaperjahn(late Harold), Theresa Ciescones(late Ronald), sister in law Elizabeth Greco, his 14 grandchildren David Greco(Stacy), Andrea Jamieson(Scott), Megan Namauu(Nate), Kyle Lynch, Benjamin Lynch, Annalisa Greco, Sierra Matika, James Matika, Boone Lynch, Alexandra Greco, Eleanor Greco, Abigael Greco, Bianca Greco, and Marcus Greco, 9 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Albert (Ob) Greco and his sisters Mary Greco, Ada Cater and Carmella Diehsner.

A private graveside service for Alfonso will be held at St. Cyril’s Cemetery. A memorial mass will be offered at a later date at Our Lady Queen of Peace.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Schenectady City Mission PO Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301

Alfonso’s family would like to thank the staff at Kingsway Arms Nursing Home for their care and compassion over the past few months.

Service Details

  • Interment

    St. Cyril and Method Cemetery
    Duanesburg Road
    Rotterdam, NY

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Diana Foote

My deepest sympathy for all of his family and friends! My sisters and I would see him and his wife at the 99 often and they were such a beautiful couple! We would fight over who would buy their drinks. The world has lost a sweet man! I pray for healing and comfort for Ruth in this very difficult time! He is in God’s hands now! Peace and love! Diana
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Lorie pfaff

With our deepest sympathy to our dear Andrea & Scott as well as entire Greco family. Our thoughts and prayers sent to you during this difficult time. Your grandpa is home safe with God. He will be with you forever.
Comment | Posted at 09:40am via Condolence

Marcy Mango

I'm deeply saddened. The Greco family is a memory of Bellevue I will never forget. God Bless, ((Air Hugs)) and Prayers of Strength to help you through this difficult time. Love from Marcy (Marra) Mango
Comment | Posted at 12:41pm via Condolence
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Vicki Dunston

I will forever remember Al and Ruth as a part of my life. Working for many years at the 99 and having amazing conversations with these two. They’d always bring home a baked potato for a cat, and Al always made it noted that it wasn’t theirs. The way he always cared for Ruth while they were out was undeniable the love they shared. I shared a lot of love and thought of them as my own grandparents. Al will forever be missed and in the heart of the 99 familyz
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Tom Favata

For John, DeAnn and Michele, Michael, Ruth:
please accept this sincere offer of empathy during this shocking time.
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Tom Favata

and Vincent excuse me
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