Alfonso Sarno, father of Springfield mayor laid to rest

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Funeral services were held in Springfield on Tuesday for Alfonso Sarno, the father of Mayor Domenic Sarno.

The funeral mass for Alfonso Sarno was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield, burial followed at St. Michael’s Cemetery. He passed away last week at the age of 84 after a battle with prostate cancer.

Alfonso Sarno, father of Springfield mayor, has died at 84

“Al the Barber”, as he was affectionately known, celebrated his 84th birthday last Monday, the same day of Mayor Sarno’s fifth inauguration. He immigrated to the United States from Italy in 1948 and raised his family in Springfield.

There is also a barber chair at the salon in MGM Springfield dedicated to Sarno, who was a lifelong barber.


Photos were taken at the Mayor’s 2016 Inaugural Gala. (Courtesy – Office of Mayor Domenic Sarno)

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