Spanning Three Centuries of Service

16 Shea Place ~ New Rochelle, NY 10805

P: (914) 632-2700

F: (914) 632-3759

Susan D. Alfano

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Susan D. Alfano (Patroni). She ascended into Heaven on Wednesday 08/11/2021 at the age of 65 succumbing to a protracted battle with cancer.
Susan was born 05/19/1956 in New Rochelle (NY) to the late Joseph and Ruby Lee Patroni. She was predeceased by her brothers John and David Patroni. Susan is survived by her loving husband John Alfano Jr., Four children John III (Rosaria), Jennie, Christina (Hector) and James. Her grandchildren Hannah, Maria and Emma (Stockhausen), her brother Joseph Patroni, sister Sharon Myers (Terry) and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Susan was fondly and favorably referred to as Sue. Sue was a dedicated wife, doting daughter, devoted mother, caring sibling, a loving Nana (her favorite role) and a friend to those who’s lived she touched. She was fierce and unafraid of anyone or anything. When most would have broken, she was steadfast strong and determined. She exemplified perseverance and resilience. Though her health was failing for years, few people knew the extent to which she struggled. Her spirit and love for her family kept her pushing through the pain.
Sue endured a youth wrought with trepidation and strife. She was only eight when she lost her father to cancer. As a child Susan helped her mother provide care and raise over 100 foster children. Then went on to look after her elderly mother and brothers (John and David) while she managed a family of her own.
Not only did Sue provide care to her loved ones, she also touched the lives of countless strangers. Early on in her adulthood she worked for a nursing home and was employed as a unit clerk for New Rochelle Hospital. She went on to work for an oncologist where she had a positive influence on terminally ill patients. She subsequentially had the greatest impact working for New Rochelle Radiology. There she helped to ease the financial anxieties of many people (by going above and beyond to fight insurances for benefit reimbursement).
When Sue found some downtime (which wasn’t often) she adored spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed summer vacations in Florida, often taking in sun at the beach. Besides her family, she found passion in crafting. Her beautifully crocheted blankets and plastic canvas ornaments are proudly found in the homes of many.
Sue was renowned for her extensive and highly proficient employment of expletives, especially the four-letter kind. She was very simple and habitually adorned t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. Her nails were always meticulously groomed, and her jewelry usually consisted of handmade bracelets from her grandchildren. She often employed a tough demeanor that was swiftly followed by love, kindness and generosity. Her absence will leave a void that can only be filled with love and memories.
Services will be observed Saturday 08/21/2021 from 11-2 at:
Lloyd Maxcy & Sons
16 Shea Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805
*T-shirt and Jeans suggested

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