Arthur Alaggio Jr., 82 of Lehman Township, passed away early Saturday morning March 30, 2013 at his home.
Born in Mineola, NY; on December 09, 1930, he was a son to the late Arthur and Sophie (Helmke) Alaggio Sr. Arthur was raised in Valley Stream, NY; and was a graduate of Valley Stream High School. After graduating from high school, he was hired by Springfield Gardens Bank, in Queens NY. At that same time he enlisted in the United States Marines Reserves for a two year term. In May of 1951 he enlisted in the United States Navy serving his country during the Korean War. Arthur was honorably discharged in 1955. Upon his honorable discharge, Arthur joined the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138 of Long Island, NY; and retired from that union after 36 years.
Arthur was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip, NY; and was instrumental in the building of the Church, School, and other building needed, including the Rectory and Covent. Arthur was an Usher, Lector, Minister of Communion at the Church and Good Samaritan Hospital. At that parish he was a member of the Holy Name Society, Finance Committee, and Pastoral Council.
In 1994 he moved to Saw Creek Estates in Bushkill and became a member of the Church of St. John Roman Catholic Church, Marshalls Creek, where he became a Minister of Communion and Alter Server. He was member of the Knights of Columbus for over 40 years where he earned the title of Grand Knight. Arthur was also a Life member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents was his loving wife, the former Dolores W. Meade, who passed away on October 21, 2003, son, Arthur John Alaggio and daughter, Arlene Alaggio and sister, Katherine (Wright) Jessen and grandson, Michael Sacripante.
Surviving are daughters, Jean-Marie Carter and her husband James of Sunrise, FL; and Dolores Anne Garrett of Midland, MI; sons, Kevin Michael Alaggio and his wife Kathryn of Dallas, TX; Andrew Francis Alaggio, of Long Island, NY; and Donald James Alaggio of Bushkill; fourteen grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Nicholas, Marguerite, Daniel, Andrew, Alec, Cody, David, Dustin, Jillian, Kylee, Austin and Madeline, and one great grandchild Taylor nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday April 3, 2013 at the Church of St. John Roman Catholic Church 5171 Milford Rd, East Stroudsburg, at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Jeffrey J. Walsh celebrant. Interment with Military honors will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY.
A public visitation will be held on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to the Church of St. John Tree of Life for Arthur Alaggio Jr, 5171 Milford Rd, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, Inc. 27 Washington Street, East Stroudsburg, where online condolences can be made at www.lantermanallenfh.com.