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Mario Alfredo Alfonsi
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1919
Venice
Veneto, Italy
Death: Apr. 19, 2010
Ogden
Weber County
Utah, USA

Mario Alfredo Alfonsi


Born: Mar 29, 1919 Died: Apr 19, 2010 Age: 91 years
Place of Birth: Venice, Italy
Viewing Information
Viewing Type: Viewing
Viewing Location: Larkin Mortuary- Rosary at 6:00pm. 496 24th St. Ogden, UT
Viewing Date: Today Thursday, April 22, 2010 6-8:00 pm

Service Information
Service Type: Mass
Service Date: Tomorrow Friday, April 23, 2010 10 am
Service Location: St. James- 495 N. Harrison Blvd. Ogden, UT Final Disposition
Burial Type: Mausoleum Entombment
Burial Date: Tomorrow Friday, April 23, 2010 12:30pm
Cemetery: Mount Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum Salt Lake City, Utah Obituary
Mario Alfonsi 29-March-1919 to 19-April-2010 Mario was born on the 29th of March 1919 to Torello Alfonsi and Romea Marchesan in Chioggia (Venice), Italy. He came to America as a prisoner of war in 1942, and was encamped at Defense Depot (DDO) in Ogden UT. As a prisoner, he collaborated with the United States and was assigned to an Italian Service Unit (ISU) which helped send supplies to our U.S. Soldiers overseas fighting WWII. Then in 1946 when the War ended, all the Italian Service Units were sent back to Italy. Mario was in the Italian navy; a submariner who was one of seven men out of forty-two who survived a depth charge attack while serving onboard the Italian submarine GLAUCO. The same British destroyer that attacked the submarine picked up the survivors at sea 5-days later floating on pieces of the wreckage. PBS aired a documentary titled "Prisoners in Paradise" by Camilla Calamandrei which followed four Italian prisoners of war, and Mario and Anna were one of the four couples involved in the film project. He married Anna L. Ropelato on the 23rd of October 1946 in Chioggia (Venice), Italy and returned to America in September 1947. He became a U.S. citizen in the early 1950's. He worked for Continental Baking Company (Wonder Bread) for 36 years and made many friends. He always appreciated the support and friendship from these managers at work; Mr. Kuhlman, Mr. Milon Smith, and Mr. Oliver Larson. He enjoyed taking care of the yard, and was always tinkering with something around the house to keep himself busy, or helping out at the farm in West Weber. Mario is survived by his wife Anna, two daughters Delphia Thomas and Denise Schmutz Mc Mann, and a son Shawn. He has four grandsons, one granddaughter, and one great grandson. Two of his grandsons are currently in the U.S. Army serving tours of duty in Afghanistan. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Special thanks to everyone at McKay Dee hospital for the great care in Room 2206 and 5101, and IHC Hospice the last week, as well as Dr. Winters and Dr. Woods. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation "In Memory of Mario Alfonsi" to St. James the Just Catholic Church, c/o Fr. Erik, 495 N. Harrison Blvd, Ogden UT 84404. Flowers are not allowed at the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Salt Lake City, UT. A Catholic Rosary will be recited at 6pm Thursday at Larkin & Sons Mortuary, 496 24th Street, Ogden UT, followed by the viewing at 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 23rd at 10am at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd, Ogden UT, with a gravesite service at 12:30pm at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Salt Lake City, UT - Cemetery Main Entrance - 4th Avenue at T Street in Salt Lake City, UT northern most mausoleum. Arrangements under the direction of Larkin Mortuary. Send condolences to the family online at - viewobit.com/LARKINMORTUARY 
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Gaylene Rose
Record added: Apr 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51492030
Mario Alfredo Alfonsi
Added by: Gaylene Rose
 
Mario Alfredo Alfonsi
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- Gaylene Rose
 Added: Apr. 22, 2010
 
 
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