Obituary: Alfred Luciano, 64

by | Mar 4, 2021

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Notice for Alfred Luciano

Alfred Luciano, 64, passed away February 19.  He was born in Warwick, a son of the late Alfred and Goody C. (Raimondo) Luciano, and lived in East Greenwich his whole life.  He went to school at Our Lady of Mercy and then continued his education at EG High, graduating in 1975.  

Never one to sit still, he started his first business while in high school, chopping and selling firewood.  Firewood was his passion. In fact, he was called the “The King of the Woodpile” by the EG Pendulum. After high school, he started Al Luciano Residential and Commercial Landscaping. He took great pride in keeping his client’s yards in pristine condition as well as his own. In fact, Al was known to get up in the wee hours of the morning to make sure not a leaf had fallen onto his lawn overnight.

He always drove GMC trucks.  If you saw a shiny immaculate red truck coming, it was sure to be Al.  In 1990, Al and his lifelong friend, Andy Correira, together started A. Correira & Son Quality Bark Mulch.  Al was the retailer who delivered the mulch and he was so well known, he got a new nickname, “The Mulch Man.” He continued working outside until his health no longer allowed it.

Alfred loved to pull pranks, such as riding his antique State Police motorcycle trying to pull people over or driving by their house with sirens blaring. He was also kindhearted, generous and caring.  He was an animal lover and had many cats as pets. He always carried dog biscuits in his truck for any furry friends he might meet. Even though Al cut an imposing figure, he was a gentle and well-mannered giant of a man. 

He will be sorely missed.

The family would especially like to thank Andy and Bonnie Correira for their kindness and support, along with many friends. In addition, his family and friends would like to thank Atria Harborhill, the Atria Dementia Unit, Saint Elizabeth’s Greenhouse #15, and Dr. Herbert Brennan for their compassion and loving care of Alfred.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, his funeral was private.  A celebration of his life will be held at a date and time to be announced.

You can leave an online condolence at the funeral home HERE.

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19 Comments

  1. Brian clement

    Good guy.

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  2. normand j zwolinski

    Al was a great guy and a hard worker. I would see him at Butcher Block quite often. I would have my dog with me and if you knew my Zubee anyone that come near me , zubee would flip , but not with Al . I guess he knew he was a good guy too and always had a treat. Al you will be sorely missed. RIP

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  3. Dan

    Al was always the first to send in his team sponsorship check to East Greenwich Little League each year. Always requested the T-ball Red Sox, and always requested a few hats for himself! A good community guy.

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  4. Donna Fish

    So many fond memories of Al. He was always so kind. When Al would bring us our mulch, he always had a $1 for each of our kids and a cookie for our dog. The highlight of their youths was when Al would let them release the payload. Thank you Al. We know you are in a better place, still spreading your kindness.

    – The Fish Family

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  5. Joe

    Very sad news. Haven’t seen out for years but I always enjoyed our conversations. RIP Al.

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  6. Kevin Fetzer

    Al used to deliver mulch for us and always took a few dollars from the cost and hand it our daughters and tell them to be sure have their parents take them to Hilltop for Ice Cream. Which we did. We’d drive by his yard, where he was always working and the kids would thank him. He has been missed for a long time.
    Kevin Fetzer

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  7. Nancy

    Al knew all his customers! When I drove on Post Rd and he was out working in the mulch yard or when I passed him on the road in town, in his immaculate red truck, he always gave a wave! He was a kind good man!

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  8. Matt Plain

    A big loss for the Town – a fixture, and a class act. I still expect to see him tidying up his lot any time I drive by the corner of Post and S.Pierce. Rest in Peace, Mr. Luciano.

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  9. Debra

    So sad! What a great guy always fun and upbeat – made everyone feel so good!

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  10. Bruce

    Good neighbor. Good Friend. Good person. Left us too soon.

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  11. Tucker

    Al was a throwback to old time EG. A very generous guy who supported all the local fundraisers. I envied his wood piles every time I drove past his lot. Rest in peace big guy.

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  12. Kathy seraphin

    Al cared for my aging Moms EG lawn for years. She loved his caring ways. He was always so attentive to her needs as he knew she lived alone in her 90s. Very sad for this loss of a true gentle man! On behalf of Jeanne.

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  13. Kathy seraphin

    Al cared for my elderly Mom’s EG lawn for many years. He was so attentive to her as he knew she lived alone into her 90s. He was a true gentle man to her. Very sorry for this sad loss.

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  14. Janet Falciglia

    Al was the sweetest nicest person and always a pleasure to do business with. I am truly saddened by his passing….RIP dear Al.

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  15. Karyn Rhodes

    Al was a great guy! Delivered our mulch for years. My condolences to the family!

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  16. Buffalo glenn stratton

    Had the pleasure of working with Al in the Pipe Shop at Electric Boat in the ’70s and early ’80s. He will be missed.

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  17. PJ Hurd

    Will there be a fund for donations in Al’s name?

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    • Elizabeth McNamara

      We’ll ask.

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      • Pam testoni

        We have so missed our friend Al driving through the neighborhood giving us a loud honk and a bellowing hello. We were heartbroken when he became ill, especially at such a young age. Spring just hasn’t been the same without his presence. May he find peace and joy among the gardens up above.

        Pam and Paul Testoni

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