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Alfonso "Al Terry" Torregrossa
Birth: Oct. 14, 1902
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1964
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Alfonso was born to Francesco and Caterina (nee Gioccimo) Torregrossa in the tenement where his parents and siblings lived at 83 James Street in New York City.

As a young man he played piano in a jazz ensemble in his spare time. He married Bessie Flashenberg in 1926. Al had his own leather importing business in the late 1950s-early 1960s named Al Terry & Sons. Prior to this he worked as an executive for the importer and manufacturer of high quality leather accessories and shoes, Fleming Jaffe

Al suffered a heart attack while attending a performance of "Hello Dolly" on the evening of Saturday, August 14, 1964. He was taken to New York Hospital where he passed on at 1:35 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, 1964.

The funeral was held at Andrew Torregrossa and Sons Funeral Home at 1305 79th Street with burial at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island on August 18, 1964.

Al was missed greatly by his family and friends. He was rememberd for the hospitality he extended to family and friends, as well as for his generosity to his grandchildren.

Memorial Manager's Note: NoreenP has kindly rephotographed Blanche and Al's headstone. The 2012 photo shows how it was when she first took the picture. Blanche's name did not appear. A recent 2013 photo shows the recent addition of Blanche's name.

Sources: Family discussions with my Grandparents Blanche and Al Torregrossa and my Father, Frank J. Torregrossa and Mother, Emily L. Serrapede as I was growing up.
Death Certificate for Alfonso Torregrossa.
Phone calls to St. Charles Cemetery to confirm Bessie's interment with Al.
1930 Federal Census
1940 Federal Census
Certificate and Record of Birth,No. 41804 for Alfonso Torrgrossa.
Other research in progress.


Most Recent Bio Update: 4/2/2014 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Francesco Torregrossa (____ - 1947)
  Caterina Gioccimo Torregrossa (1875 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Blanche Flashenberg Torregrossa (1905 - 1995)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Jesse Torregrossa (1927 - 2007)*
  Alfred Anthony Torregrossa (1929 - 2008)*
  Robert E Torregrossa (1931 - 1977)*
  Maureen Torregrossa Malinowski (1934 - 1995)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alfonso Torregrossa (____ - 1902)*
  Angelina Torregrossa (1899 - 1905)*
  Alfonso Torregrossa (1902 - 1964)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In God's Care.
 
Burial:
Saint Charles Cemetery
East Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec 24 Row RR Grave 162
 
Created by: EmilyAnn Frances May
Record added: Oct 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98118202
Alfonso Al Terry Torregrossa
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Alfonso Al Terry Torregrossa
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Alfonso Al Terry Torregrossa
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- EmilyAnn Frances May
 Added: Jun. 21, 2015

- MyGrandmaAnne
 Added: Jun. 11, 2015
We remember grandpa Al
- Anonymous
 Added: May. 9, 2015
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