Alfred J. Sanges, 96, resident of Gloversville for life, died on Saturday September 18 at his home.
Alfred was born on August 2, 1925 to Pasquale and Philomena DeMartine Sanges and was one of 10 siblings. He was a veteran of the US Navy Seabees and served in World War II. He attended Endicott College majoring in economics. A golf lover from an early age, he began as a caddy and worked his way up to numerous tournaments, collecting a large collection of trophies and earning the nickname “Constant Freddie.” His favorite courses were the Nick Stoner and Kingsboro golf courses. In his retirement, he enjoyed taking classes to get exercise, looking for lost golf balls to breathe new life into them, and just loved being at the game.
Kind, loyal, and generous are all words his loved ones would use to describe Alfred, who cared very much for others. Fully devoted to his late wife, Shirley Sanges, for almost 65 years, they led a life of laughter, good food and, above all, family together.
Their favorite place was Wells Beach, Maine, where they took their family on vacation for over 40 years. To go on excursions with all their children and grandchildren, everyone was looking forward to the annual holidays and many wonderful memories were made that will be cherished by everyone. As a true Italian, Alfred has enjoyed many family reunions over the years, but at the end of the day he always said: “The beer is the best!”
Alfred leaves behind daughter Deborah McCann (Wayne); Son of James Sanges; Sister Delores Becker; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He had previously died from Mrs. Shirley; Son Richard Sanges (Lisa); Brothers Mario, Renato, Herman, Loren, Albert; Sisters Lucy, Marie and Margaret; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private service will be held for immediate family only on Friday, September 24th at 11am. The funeral will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Johnstown. Instead of flowers, donations can be made in memory of a charity of your choice. The arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. Please visit the online memorial site www.brbsfuneral.com.
51 Fremont St., Gloversville 725-1121