Margaret Alfieri (nee DeVito) passed away peacefully in her 88th year at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, New York on Sunday, December 23, 2018. After the sudden passing of her beloved husband Gerald in 1966, Margaret's devotion was to raising her cherished children Lawrence, Robert and Donna. She worked tirelessly to provide them a Catholic education and instill the values and a respect for themselves and others. Immediate and extended family was a focal point to Margaret. She ensured her children understood the lineage and traditions of both her and Gerald's families. This was reflected in the many gatherings of her immediate and both extended families. In addition to being devoted to her children and later her grandchildren, Margaret had a successful career. As a working mother, Margaret was employed as an administrative assistant. She embraced this role both as a professional and the ability to continue raising her children in their home in the Bronx. After retiring Margaret volunteered her time at Accents on Antiques. Margaret had the ability to easily make friends. Individuals actively sought advice and guidance from Margaret on a personal and professional matters. She was well respected and viewed as a pillar of strength and support to others. Throughout her lifetime Margaret had a keen interest in traveling and learning about other cultures. She also loved to cook. This passion has been passed on to all three of her children. Margaret is predeceased by her beloved husband Gerald, her parents Theresa and Joseph as well as her siblings Rose and Pat. Margaret is survived by her two sons of Mt. Pleasant, New York, Lawrence (Elizabeth) Alfieri; Robert (Lois) Alfieri and grandchildren Gerald, Gregory and Natalie; and daughter Donna (Alfieri) and her husband Michael Timmes of Fort Lee, New Jersey. Also survived by her sisters Jody (Vito) and Ann. In addition, Margaret will also leaves behind to mourn her loss numerous god children, nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are invited to Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, Inc. 575 Columbus Avenue Thornwood, New York 10594 on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM to celebrate Margaret's life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Our Lady Queen Peace of Chapel at Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM, officiated by Monsignor Barry of Holy Rosary Church. Interment in her family plot will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, New York.
~ If you plan to attend the funeral mass on Saturday, please arrive to Pleasant Manor by 9:00 AM or at Our Lady Queen of Peace chapel at 10:00 AM ~