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Alfred M. Buccigrosso

Alfred M. Buccigrosso, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 after fighting a long, courageous battle with Pulmonary Hypertension.

Born April 10, 1948, he was raised in Swampscott, son of the late Alfred and Phyllis Buccigrosso. After two years of college, he chose to enlist in the Army serving his country in Vietnam and later graduated from Quinnipiac College, Hamden, Connecticut. Upon his retirement in Jan 2010, he was recognized for distinguished service during his thirty-eight year career in the US Department of Defense, which allowed his family to embrace life in Brussels, Belgium during the Partners for Peace initiative at NATO. Al loved living in Ipswich where he spent endless summers at Crane’s Beach.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-eight years, JoAnn (Ranta), his son, Matt of South Boston; his daughter, Tess of Stafford, VA, two sisters, Mary Roche (Mrs. Tom) of St. Augustine, FL and Anne Shea (Mrs. Joseph) of Danvers, as well as his nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Mass will be offered Tuesday July 26 at 11 am at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 62 Eliot Street, Danvers. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Monday 6 to 8 pm in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Bethany Christian Services, 820 Turnpike Street #101, N. Andover, MA or Community Bible Study, 790 Stout Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

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