Angelina “Lena” (Cerini) Alfano, 96, of East Greenwich, died peacefully on March 26, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence, Lena was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Giuseppina (Amore) Cerini, beloved wife of the late Antonio Alfano and the sister of the late Olga Napolitano.
A graduate of Bryant College, she was the office manager for the former Blacher Bros. She was the Rhode Island state president and past national president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian American War Veterans.
She is survived by her loving children, David and his wife Milly of Cranston, Raymond and his wife Carol of East Greenwich, and Steven and his wife Jackie of North Kingstown. Lena also leaves eight grandchildren, Bethany, Allyson, Scott, Jenna, Stephanie, Danielle, Amanda, and Christopher and ten great-grandchildren.
Funeral from the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston, on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, Cranston. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9908.