Alfio Cantali, 81, of 37 Maple St., Jamestown, died Thursday (Sept. 27, 2012) at his residence. He was born in Bronte, Sicily, on Sept. 8, 1931, the son of the late Salvatore and Maria Cantali.
Alfio was employed in proto type production at the former Blackstone Corp. and Valeo for 35 years. He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and was a member of the Marco Polo Club and the Moose Lodge #1681.
Alfio will be remembered as a hardworking man that married his devoted wife, Josephine in Italy and came to America to raise their family. He taught himself to read and write English so that he could provide his family with as many opportunities as were available. He took great pride in his three sons and grandchildren. He never missed an opportunity to share a story about their accomplishments. He enjoyed sharing stories about growing up in Italy and his career in machine shops. He loved to dance, entertain and keep up on news and current events. He was always equipped for a political debate.
He is survived by his wife, Josephine Galati Cantali whom he married on Feb. 18, 1954 in Bronte, Sicily, and by three sons, Sal-vatore (Lydia) Cantali, Clifton Park, N.Y., Joseph Cantali, Ft. Myers, Fla. and Sebastian (Gretchen) Cantali, Jamestown; four grandchildren, Jessica Cantali and Tyler Clegg, Jamestown, Salvatore and Nicholas Cantali, Clifton Park, N.Y.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Sebastian and Rosario Cantali; and by a sister, Maria Cantali.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. James Catholic Church. The Rev. Darrell G. Duffy, pastor, will be the celebrant.
Entombment will be in Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services where a Chris-tian Wake Service will be held at 8:00 p.m..
You may send a condolence to the family by visiting hubertfuneralhome.com.