Alfonso Medeiros, beloved brother and first born son of Angelines and Dr Alfonso Medeiros, passed away peacefully at home in Springfield surrounded by family on December 19 after a nearly two year battle with cancer. Born in Sucre, Bolivia, he was 68 years old and never married. He leaves behind his mother, Angelines with whom Alfonso had lived and for whom he has cared since his father, Dr. Alfonso Medeiros, passed away in 2004. He also leaves behind four brothers: Santiago of Charlotte, NC., and his children Pilar and Santi of Greenville NC.; Alvaro, his wife, Amalia and Daughter Beatriz of Berkeley Heights, NJ and their son, Adrian of Suffern, NY; Jose and his wife Donna of Bethlehem Township, NJ and their sons Alex and his wife Beth and their two boys, Christopher and Logan of Franklin, NJ, and Nicholas and his wife Alison, and daughter Cecilia of Washington twp., NJ; and finally Pablo, his wife Renee and their sons, Andrew attending Purdue University and Daniel of Annandale, NJ.
Alfonso was a lifelong artist and studied at Parsons Institute after obtaining a BA from Villanova University. During his life he produced many works of art but never commercialized it resisting the influence of commerce in his artistic pursuits. He was also passionate and very knowledgeable about science and, in his most recent work, pursued the intersection between quantum physics and art. He worked at a variety of companies ending his working life at Prudential Insurance Company where he applied his artistic skills to executive presentations.
Alfonso loved nature and all animals. He was a favorite among his nieces, nephews and grand-niece and grand-nephews taking much interest in them and their pursuits. He was devoted to family and home, sacrificing his own interests for those of his family. Most of all he was a loving and devoted son to his parents with whom he lived for most of his life, devoting considerable time to the maintenance and upkeep of the house in which he was raised and to caring for his parent’s needs.
A Funeral mass at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 306 Morris Ave. in Summit will be held on Thursday, December 23rd at 10:45am. Interment is private. Friends are invited to visit at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave. also in Summit on Wednesday, December 22nd from 4 to 8pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, N.J. 07927.