American Veteran 04

Carman Alfonso

February 1, 1940 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 82)

Obituary

Carman Alfonso, 82, of Denver, Colorado, passed away on July 29, 2022 with his family by his side. Carman is survived by his wife, daughter, two grandsons, and four sisters and brothers along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.  

How do we pay tribute to such a generous man who always gave his time, wisdom and love to everyone he touched?  

He was a good husband, an amazing father, an inspirational and gentle grandpo and  beloved friend.  Carman was a  peaceful man who embraced life.  He shared with  his family and friends wisdom, encouragement and unconditional love.  He taught us the importance of family and friendships;  to never lose sight of where you came from, and to have an idea of where you'd like to go in your life.  

Carmen was the rock that everyone would lean on and was always there when it mattered. He never gave up; he took whatever life threw at him and made the best of each moment.  He had so many ideas and things he wanted to do and was quick to jump in to help others with large and small projects. No matter what, he found ways to work smarter, not harder, and conveyed to us the importance of following rules. He found joy in the simple things, and relished in the accomplishments of his work and the work of others.  Carman was the most generous kind spirited man; he loved being able to help others, and always put the needs of others first.  He was a hero to so many people he touched.

Carman loved to toe-tap and sing along to his favorite songs.  He enjoyed sitting outside and gazing at the clouds above him.  He cherished his family to no end and was a protector of anyone he came to know.  The impact he had on this word is far beyond any words that can express. He was witty, humorous and loving.  He always managed to find a positive outlook to any situation; good or bad.

We are so fortunate and blessed to have had such a generous and loving man in our lives.  That’s what is keeping us, his family, going. Being able to take his  positive perspective during these difficult times, and make the most of the beautiful life we have to live.

His guidance and presence will be with us always for generations to come.

A Recitation of the Rosary in honor of Carman will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Parish, 9405 W Florida Ave, Lakewood CO 80232.

His Memorial Mass will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Following the Mass, everyone is invited to Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area C (Supplemental notes and map attached to this page), for the rendering of Army Honors as well as the Committal of his urn. Please arrive to the cemetery Staging Area C by no later than 1:00 p.m. 

Following the cemetery, a reception with food will be at Northgate Event Center, located just off the cemetery grounds at 3880 S Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80236. Please RSVP to the family here.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in honor of Carman Alfonso to Salud Family Health Centers of Colorado.

 Fort Logan Staging Area C


Services

Rosary
Tuesday
August 16, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church Lakewood
9405 W Florida Ave
Lakewood, CO 80232

Memorial Mass
Tuesday
August 16, 2022

11:30 AM
St. Jude Catholic Church Lakewood
9405 W Florida Ave
Lakewood, CO 80232

Committal Service with Military Honors
Tuesday
August 16, 2022

1:15 PM
Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 West Kenyon Ave.
Denver, CO 80236

Reception
Tuesday
August 16, 2022

1:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Northgate Event Center & Taproom
3880 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236

Please note
For those joining us at Fort Logan National Cemetery, please arrive to Staging Area C in your vehicles no later than 1:00 p.m. for the 1:15 p.m. ceremony. Please reference the additional map attached to this page for further details (above). The cemetery service will follow the Mass. There will be no formal procession from the church, so please obey all traffic laws.
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