SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Alfonso Sarno, the beloved father of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, passed away peacefully Thursday morning after battling prostate cancer.

The Mayor’s Office announced the passing in a news release sent to 22News Thursday morning.

“Al the Barber” celebrated his 84th birthday on Monday, the same day of Mayor Sarno’s fifth inauguration, According to Bill Baker, Communications Director for the Mayor’s Office.

He was surrounded by his family.

Calling and visitation hours will be held at Forastiere Funeral Home which is located at 220 North Main Street in East Longmeadow on Monday, January 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A procession will leave the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. with a funeral mass to be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at St. Michaels Cemetery in Springfield.