DAYTON, Ohio — Alfred Pramaggiore, 74, of Princewood Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Hospice of Dayton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Camille and Faustino (Morra) Pramaggiore; his wife of 39 years, Jeanne Lacy Pramaggiore; and his younger brother, Rudolph.
He is survived by his daughter Anne, her husband Mike Harrington and their son Jack Harrington, of Barrington, Ill.; his daughter Maria and her partner Tom Wallis of Raleigh, N.C.; nieces and nephews Donna Pramaggiore, Victor and Kim Pramaggiore, Angela, Kathryn, Lara and Elizabeth Mitzka, Rita, Roger, Morgan and Mitchell Williams; his sister-in-law, Jean Pramaggiore; and his dear friend and companion of many years, Dottie Tamborski.
Born Aug. 11, 1931, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to parents who emigrated from Italy and became American citizens, Alfred graduated from the City College of New York and pursued a career as a civil engineer, first with the Army Corps of Engineers and then for 35 years with Butt Construction Company in Dayton, Ohio. Alfred spearheaded projects at Caesar's Creek Dam, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and at the University of Dayton. He was a member of the American Institute of Contractors and served as President of the West Central Ohio Division of the Associated General Contractors of America.
Alfred will be remembered by his friends and family as a generous and loving father, grandfather, uncle, friend and mentor, as a knowledgeable and colorful interlocutor on a wide variety of subjects, as a patriot who cared passionately about politics, as an opera enthusiast and as a dog lover with a soft spot for underdogs and animals of all kinds. He was enormously proud of his Italian heritage and made several recent trips to Italy with his family.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Keeseville with the Rev. William G. Reamer, CVPH Chaplain, officiating. Full military honors will follow accorded by the Vermont Air National Guard Honor Guard.
Arrangements are by the Hamilton Funeral Home in Keeseville.