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October 2, 2023
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Gino Alberici, 87 passed away at home on October 2, 2023, with his wife, Maxine of 61 years by his side. Gino was born on August 17, 1936, in Auburn and grew up on Wood Street. Gino was the son of Gino and Giaconda (Leoni) Alberici who were born in 1894 and immigrated from Italy. He would play a number of sports and had the most success in football where he was named an All American his senior year. Coach Bob Dean was an incredible influence on his life and would push him to pursue football at the next level after he graduated from West High School Class of 1954. Gino went on to play football at St. Francis Prep and then Holy Cross, where he received his B.S in education. Out of college, Gino embarked on a 34-year career at Port Byron Central School District as a Social Studies teacher and coach. He again had great success on the football field, but his greatest joy came with the thousands of incredible people from the community that touched his life. Gino would meet Maxine (Randall) at Port Byron and they would marry and have six children. James (Kristy), Joanne Lippert (Steve), John (Wendy), Joe (Petra), Jeff (Megan), and Jason (Leigh), 17 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Gino was active in the community being a longtime member of Sacred Heart Church, serving on the Town of Owasco Board, the Board of Education for Auburn and chairing the United Way Campaign twice. These are just a few ways that he gave back to his community. Gino enjoyed gardening and cooking, but few things brought him the joy he found with his family and friends. He reveled in the success of his children and grandchildren and wanted everyone to know how proud he was of each of them. Gino always said, “Family is everything!” Gino was predeceased by his parents and his 4 siblings Anne (Sam) Fede, Renee (Henry) Zarbo, Leslie (Virginia) and Bruno.
His family wants to thank the many people who visited, said a prayer, sent a card or helped in his care as he physically deteriorated. The care he received the end of his life was truly incredible.
Calling hours are this Sunday, October 8th from 3 to 6 pm in Sacred Heart Church, 90 Melrose Rd., Auburn, NY 13021. Gino's Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, October 9th at 10:00 am in Sacred Heart Church. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Mausoleum.
Gino’s final wish was that a scholarship be set up at both Port Byron and Auburn High Schools in his name. In lieu of flowers, please make a gift to The Gino Alberici Memorial Scholarship and specify Port Byron or Auburn in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to 7 Melrose Parkway, Auburn, NY 13021.