In Memory Of
Alfred of Garden City entered into eternal rest while surrounded by his family on December 27, 2021. He was born in Manhattan, NY on September 21, 1932, the son of Renato and Ilva (Lippi) Bandierini. Fred served in the Navy, attended both St. John’s University and NYU, and earned his Master’s degree from Columbia University. As the Vice President of Control Data and Ticketron, he traveled the globe as he implemented lottery systems worldwide. Alfred loved his family before all. He lived by the mantra that he could not be happy unless his family was happy. Alfred was married for 65 years to his first love, Ramona (Menditto) Bandierini. He was the beloved father to Janet Bandierini (Fex) and Kevin McAndrew, and Laura Bandierini (Wood); beloved grandfather to Jenna and Alex, Michael and Olivia, Christina and Matthew, and Thomas and Kate; proud and adoring great-grandfather to Ryder, Leni, and Lila. Alfred was pre-deceased by his sister, Julia.
Alfred was a Frank Sinatra aficionado and could always be found dancing with Ramona, even if they were the only two on the dance floor. He loved to cook and his first-generation Italian skills in the kitchen were second to none. He was a great bowler, tennis player, and he loved to golf at his home club of North Hills or down in Highland Beach, Florida, where he spent winters. Alfred was a huge animal lover. He would always bring bread with him to feed the birds or the fish, and he had treats or table food ready for any dog who came his way. Alfred’s final moments were spent holding his family members’ hands in prayer with Summer Wind playing in the background, reminding his loved ones to always stick together and be there for each other. He then stated that he had done everything that he wanted to do in his life.
A wake will be held Wednesday, December 29, from 3-8pm at Fairchild Sons Funeral Home in Garden City and funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, December 30 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Gimmie Shelter Animal Rescue, https://gimmeshelteranimalrescue.org.