Anne D. Alfonso RUTALND – Anne D. Alfonso died peacefully at her home on June 18, 2022 with her children by her side. She was 93 years old. A first-generation American, Anne was born on July 20, 1928 in Rutland, VT to parents Nicholas and Margaret (Fusco) Denardo. After graduating from Rutland High School, Anne worked as a switchboard operator for the New England Telephone Company. Anne married Joseph Alfonso on May 3, 1954 and together they ran the family poultry farm. After selling the business, Anne and Joe raised their six children in the shared residence for 64 years until Joe’s passing in December 2018. Anne worked at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home, now Mountain View Genesis, and for many years as a nurse attendant at Rutland Regional Medical Center, retiring in 1993. Anne liked to sew, knit and crochet. She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed many outfits for herself and her children. When Anne retired, she taught herself to quilt. She loved making table runners, baby and lap blankets for family and friends. Anne was particularly fond of visiting her children and traveling around the United States with her husband Joe and their daughter Sue. She was an avid reader, sharing many books from her vast collection, and was adept at solving crossword puzzles. Anne is survived by her children; Susan Alfonso and her companion Alan Rixon from Rutland, Salvatore (Sam) Alfonso from Castleton, VT, Peggy Faucher and her husband Marc from Patagonia, AZ, James Alfonso and his fiancee Julie Wilbus from Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Joanne Muir and her husband Michael (Red) from Ferrisburgh, VT and Anne Anderson and her husband Andrew from Patagonia, AZ. Anne is also survived by sister Joanne Denardo of Rutland, VT, sisters-in-law Carmel Cioffi of Naples, FL and Mary Henrichon of Rutland, VT, and many nieces and nephews. Anne’s family would like to express their immense gratitude to the home nurses at Bayada Home Health Care for their dedication, compassion, patience and excellent care of our mother throughout this long journey. A mass Christian funeral will be held at a later date. To celebrate Anne’s life, please make a donation in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate – now or the Bayada Foundation, c/o Bayada Home Health Care, 2 South Main Street, Suite 4, Rutland, VT 05701. Donations to the Bayada Foundation can also be made online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/ will. 1441751.
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