Tan Joseph Alfano

December 19, 1956 ~ November 24, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Tan Alfano Obituary

New Iberia – A Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Iberia for Tan Joseph Alfano.   Mr. Alfano, (age 66, passed away at Iberia Medical Center on Friday, November 24, 2023. Inurnment will immediately follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Reverand David Furka will be the officiant.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Alfano was a 1974 graduate of New Iberia Senior High School. Upon graduating he followed his father’s career path as a second-generation master bricklayer. 

Tan had a profound love for the outdoors.  He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman, finding joy and fulfillment in these pursuits throughout his life.  Whether in pursuit of game or casting a line, he cherished the peacefulness of the wilderness and the thrill of the catch.

In the kitchen, Tan was particularly skilled in preparing and savoring the rich flavors of Cajun cuisine.  He took immense pleasure in cooking and sharing meals, especially those infused with the vibrant spices and tastes of Louisiana. His mastery of Cajun dishes brought joy and delight to many gatherings and family dinners.

One of Tan’s greatest pleasures was in savoring seafood, with a particular fondness for shrimp.  He wasn’t particular about where he ate when dining out as long as shrimp were on the menu.

Tan was heavily involved in his local AA chapter.  He was a huge fan of Pink Floyd, Bucket Head, Robin Trower, Peter Frampton, Led Zepplin, and his 1996 Nissan truck.

He spent the last year of his life traveling to visit his children and grandchildren.

Tan will be remembered for his love for life, passion for the outdoors, cooking, and sharing meals with loved ones leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him. 

Survivors are his sons, Nicholas Alfano of Chicago, IL and Chuck Alfano of Whitecastle, LA; daughter Valery Alfano-Boudreaux (Breyn) of Fort Cavazos, TX; his mother, Elaine Starks of New Iberia; sisters, Gerayne Leon (Kirk), Tina Alfano, Lana Alfano, and Pamela Guiberteau (Gerald) all of New Iberia, Christine Jones of Round Rock, TX, and Jenny Wight (Marshall) of Asheville, N.C., six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his father Frank Alfano

May Tan’s soul find eternal peace, and may his memory be a blessing to all who were fortunate enough to have known him.

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