Maxine May Fedoroff Alfano
May 16, 2020
Maxine May Fedoroff Alfano, age 97, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at her home in Carriere, MS. Maxine was born in New Orleans on February 24, 1923 to Marie Troxler and Peter Fedoroff and attended John Mcdonough High School. She married Thomas L. Alfano on November 3, 1940 and remained devoted to him and their 3 children through their 77 years of marriage. Maxine’s mother died in childbirth when she was a child, so she was raised by her grandmother, Anna Sabsovich Fedoroff. In addition to her own experimentation, she learned from her, as well as her mother-in-law Adelene Corte Alfano, how to keep a home and care for her family. She was rarely able to sit still, and used her high energy level to devote herself passionately to her husband, children and grandchildren. She prided herself in a tidy home, family gatherings and pleasing and providing stability for her loved ones. She dealt with several tragic deaths of family members in her lifetime, yet maintained a strong sense of humor and hope. She was incredibly proud of her progeny, and always encouraged them to follow their passions. She was an avid reader of current events, a devoted soap opera and cowboy movie fan, and a lover of flowers, especially roses. She enjoyed physical activity and worked to keep herself in shape. She was also a great lover of music, who could always be found singing favorite ballads, while she worked in her home. Maxine’s family will carry on her passion for loving family for generations to come, and hopes that she finally gets the rest, love and joy that she so richly deserves.
Maxine was preceded in death by her grandparents, Sidney M. Troxler and Marie Fossier Troxler and Peter Fedoroff and Anna Sabsovich Fedoroff; parents, Peter Fedoroff and Marie (May) Troxler Fedoroff, stepmother, Anita Fedoroff; brothers, Peter Fedoroff, Jr. and unnamed infant; sisters-in-law Rosemary Kunkle Fedoroff and Lottie M. Fedoroff; brother-in-law, Frank P. Alfano; husband, Thomas L. Alfano; sons Thomas L. Alfano, Jr. and Frank T. Alfano; daughter-in-law, Elsa Cooper Alfano; niece Bronwyn Alfano; and nephew Peter Fedoroff III.
She is survived by her daughter Adelene A. Alfano; daughter-in-law, Lucille P. Gasecki; grandchildren, Bridget Cabibi-Wilkin (Daryn), Chanell Alfano Costa (Garrin), Frank Alfano, Jr, Laurie Alfano Kramer, Lawrence Alfano (Kemma), Deidra Luquette Famularo (Felix), Kimberly Alfano Sartor (Angelo), Natalie Alfano, Mary Alfano, and Andrew Alfano; 30 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren; as well as nieces Dianne Fedoroff Carlos and Darnay Alfano Kastl; nephew John Fedoroff, and their descendents.
Private interment will be at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum, 5454 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA, and a memorial service will be held via video conference by invitation only.
Please contact Adelene at 601-749-4350 if you wish to attend.
The family invites you to express your fond thoughts, memories and condolences online at lakelawnmetairie.com.