Anthony D’Alfonso, Jr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2019. He was 99 yrs. old. A New Orleans native and 16 year resident of Park Provence of Slidell, LA. The husband of the late Catherine Elizabeth Horne D’Alfonso. The son of the late Anthony D’Alfonso Sr. and the late Mary Puccio D’Alfonso. Brother of the late Joseph Anthony D’Alfonso (“Philly”) and the late Sister Rose Anthony D’Alfonso, Daughters of Charity. Father of Toni D. Tournillon (Mike) and stepfather of Jean T. Baxley. Grandfather of Stephanie B. Batten (Andrew) and Great Grandfather of Gray and Marshall.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW II as a Seaman First Class aboard the USS Key West (PF-17) in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres. He received an Honorable Discharge after faithfully serving his country.
Anthony was a Charter member of the Krewe of Pontchartrain, an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Knights of Columbus, Slidell Council 2732 and an Honorary co-member of W.O.M.P.I. (Women of the Motion Picture Industry). Retired Foreman from the Orleans Levee Board in 1977 with 25 plus years of employment.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff of Park Provence and the staff of Passages Hospice for their dedicated care, compassion, patience and respect to enhance Mr. Tony’s quality of life. Flowers are accepted or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Daughters of Charity, 4330 Olive St. c/o Sister Teresa George, St. Louis, MO. 63108-2622. Any correspondence may be addressed to: Toni Tournillon, 66314 Markham Dr. Lacombe, LA. 70445.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the J. Garic Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and continue until Mass time. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery #3. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com