Alphonso “Al” Ferraiolo Jr., Former Verona Diner Owner


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Mr. Alphonso Peter Ferraiolo, Jr., 80, died on February 28, 2019 in Glen Ridge. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home will be on Sunday, March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Verona, on Monday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

Born and raised in Newark, Mr. Ferraiolo lived in North Arlington prior to moving to Verona in 1958 and served in the New Jersey National Guard in Teaneck from 1956 to 1964.

He was the owner and operator, along with his wife and family, of the Verona Diner in Verona from 1974 to 1997. Mr. Ferraiolo was a life member of the Verona Ambulance Unit and the Verona Rescue Squad, where he also served as a captain in 1982. He was an avid Yankee and NY Giants fan and enjoyed carpentry and woodworking.

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He was predeceased by his parents, Alfonso and Caroline Ferraiolo.

Mr. Ferraiolo is survived by his wife of 61 years, Roseann (nee Reid) Ferraiolo; his children, Cathleen Yereance (and her husband, Edwin) and Peter Ferraiolo; his godson, Lenny LaStella; and siblings, Mary Wharton, Carolyn Ferraiolo, Joseph Ferraiolo and Paul Ferraiolo.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Rescue Squad, 12 Church Street, Verona, NJ  07044 would be appreciated.

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