Alfred J. Gentili, 85, of New Bedford passed away Saturday October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family.
Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Ernesto and Rosa (DiPasquale) Gentili, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. He also summered at his beach cottage at Angelica Point in Mattapoisett for many years.
Mr. Gentili was formerly employed as a machinist at Berkshire-Hathaway, where he also served as shop steward.
During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed trips to the casinos with his family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Sippican Health Care Center for their compassion and care given to Alfred.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, Michael Gentili, Cathy Gendron, Gina Perry, Laurie Alfonse, and Paul Gentili; and his great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was the brother of the late Mariano “Muddy” Gentili and Ernest Gentili.
His Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 10 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Friday Nov. 2nd from 5-8 pm at the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.