Obituary Details

Jimmy Alfano

July 23, 1955 - October 8, 2016

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2016
Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Mass

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, October 14, 2016
Service Time:
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

**In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Jimmy Alfano Scholarship Fund c/o North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, 222 N. Person Street, Suite 210 Raleigh, NC. 27601 or The Angus Barn, 9401 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617

Jimmy Alfano departed this life unexpectedly in his sleep October 8, 2016, leaving a rich legacy of family, friends and community who will treasure their memories of times together. Ended much too soon, his was a life well-lived, full of love and lasting friendships.

Jimmy was born July 23, 1955 to Theresa (née LaSorsa) Alfano and Gabriel Alfano. Raised in East Meadow, NY, Jimmy established lifelong friendships and developed his skill in the culinary arts, a talent which was further refined at the Culinary Institute of New York. Choosing Raleigh, NC as home, Jimmy became a part of the Angus Barn community, working as chef and colleague with the best in the field for almost 20 years.

A true family man, Jimmy’s definition of family encompassed so many. Devoted husband and doting father, he provided for his family’s every need while graciously including immediate, extended and chosen family in birthdays and holidays. From seemingly effortless gatherings to his gorgeous garden, Jimmy was so talented. He loved his time designing and nurturing both people and flowers; everyone and everything flourished under his care.

His other passion was sports. He was an avid follower of his girls’ soccer teams and the professional sports teams he loved since his childhood…the NY Yankees, NY Jets, NY Giants, and later the Carolina Panthers and Manchester United.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Denise, and children, Jessica (and Daniel) Thibault and Elizabeth Alfano. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law Kathy & Richard Alfano, and Joan & Philip Alfano, his sister Fran Alfano; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Terry & Matt D’Amico and Barbara Jean & Frank Fiore, nieces Stephanie (and Dan) Baker, Meg Fiore, Amanda (and Nicole) Von Glahn, Marrianna (and Drew) Bowers, nephews Matt (and Caroline) Alfano, Chris (and Kristina) Alfano, Matthew (and Kiran) D’Amico, grandnephews & grandnieces, Chloe Alfano, Henry Baker, Sam Baker, Vivian D’Amico, Hudson Von Glahn and Grayson Bowers; special friends and all of their families, who were also very dear to him. This list does not begin to cover the people touched by Jimmy. So many are devastated by his passing. As his daughter Lizz wrote “We won't ever be able to fill the void that has been left behind, but I'll always know where to look when I need my dad. He will be in the garden.”

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi RC Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. Gathering at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m.
Posted by:
Annette
Posted on:
October 28, 2016
My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. When death overtake our loved ones, we feel helpless.  We can take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father is there to help us during this difficult time. He is close to the brokenhearted.

Psalms 34:18
Posted by:
Deanna
Posted on:
October 18, 2016
Our deepest condolences....much love Deanna and Joey
Posted by:
rosemarie Vogel
Posted on:
October 16, 2016
Jimmy was always a gracious host. My kids and i will always remember the fun times in Nesconset, NY hanging out by the pool with Jimmy, Denise and the girl. He always made the day fun and yummy with his delicious cooking. He was a fun loving man who loved his 3 girls to pieces. May God keep you in his care Jimmy. R.I.P Denise,Jessica and Elizabeth our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God wrap you in his love and guide you through the days ahead. We love you,Rosemarie,Ken,Dawn and Kenny
Posted by:
Bryan Walker
Posted on:
October 14, 2016
We became regulars in the wine cellar at the Angus Barn in large part because of Jimmy's kindness and dedication to his craft. He always made us feel at home, even letting my wife "help out" in the kitchen once or twice. He was never too busy to stop and say hello whenever we stopped by for a visit. Our condolences to the family, Jimmy will truly be missed.
Posted by:
Joshua
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
My condolences to Jimmy and his family. I lost my mother very unexpectedly too last year, and there's no pain that compares to that. What has helped me to deal with my pain are promises in the Bible such Isaiah 33:24 and Job 14:14, 15. It's good to know that we have a chance to see our loved ones again, healthy and happy, and we won't have to die and go to heaven to do that. Please take care, the family is in my prayers.
Posted by:
Karen Dorsett
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
It was an honor knowing and working with Jimmy. He has left a void in our hearts and at the Angus Barn. He will be missed more than anyone will ever know. Thoughts and prayers to his entire family. Love to all.

Karen Dorsett
Posted by:
anne stempler
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
Denise, Jessica and Elizabeth: My sincere sympathy on the loss of dear Jimmy. I felt honored to know such a wonderful man and super family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Try to remember all the good times you all shared and, hopefully, it will help ease some of the pain that you are going through. Anne Stempler (TA at North Ridge Elementary)
Posted by:
anne stempler
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
caryn crist
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
Dear Denise and girls blake and I are very sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a great husband and dad. He loved all of you so much.
I remember the parties at your house on Long Island. Had so much fun.
I remember eating snail for the first time in his restaurant. Now every time I eat them I remember that time together.
May he rest in piece. Again we are so sorry for your loss.
Love you all Caryn and Blake
Posted by:
Lauren
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
Sent a gift in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
Cindy Porpora
Posted on:
October 12, 2016
Thinking of you all during this tragic time. Jimmy certainly was a special kind of guy. You've all always made me feel as part of the family and he certainly will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Cindy Porpora
Posted by:
Joan Congemi
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Denise, Jess and Lizz you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Jimmy was loved by everyone who knew him and and will be remembered always in our hearts and memories.
Cousins, Joan and Sal
Posted by:
Tanya Russell
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
Cousin Janet
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jimmy was loved by everyone, may he rest in peace. Love, cousin Janet
Posted by:
Victoria Moore
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
David Droschak
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Liz: I am so very sorry to hear this news. It is heartbreaking. Your father was always so kind to me when we did business together at the Angus Barn in regards to Basiilio Sausage. I will remember his smile and warm heart. My God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. God bless.

Dro
Posted by:
JoAnne (Farina) Shahson
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Jimmie will be missed and I will always have the memories of family gatherings with him at our Grandparents home, Aunt Tessy & Uncle Gabe's home during the holidays and all the family gatherings of celebrations we had with the entire family. With all our sympathy, JoAnne & Roger Shahson
Posted by:
JoAnne (Farina) Shahson
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
Gary Winstead
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
My deepest condolences on your loss. My God keep and comfort you during this difficult time. The entire Alfano family is in my prayers.

Gary Winstead
Wilmington, NC
Posted by:
Carolyn Hanson
Posted on:
October 11, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
Posted by:
Dottie Martin
Posted on:
October 10, 2016
My sincere condolences to all of the Alfano family. My prayers are with you. Many wonderful memories growing up with your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dottie Martin
Posted by:
Heather
Posted on:
October 10, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Jimmy Alfano
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Visitation

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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Mass

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
View Website

Cemetery

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