Samuel R. D’Alfonso

WINDHAM – Samuel R. D’Alfonso, 63, Patriarch of the D’Alfonso family passed away Wednesday Nov. 23, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He is the son of the late Antoinette Farrin.

After retiring from Sappi Paper Mill in 1991, he founded SRD Enterprises, acting as owner and CEO.

Sam graduated with honors from Portland High School in 1977. He enjoyed his years at Lyman Moore Middle School with his friends, who remember him as loyal and funny. His achievements in sports were his proudest moments. A lone kid from Portland, he won the state’s Punt, Pass and Kick Championship for 7 – 13 year olds six years in a row. In the last year he went on to win the Northeast Regional title with a broken arm. This earned him the privilege of performing at the 1972 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots half time show at Gillette Stadium. With Sam’s passion for playing basketball, he developed a talent of spinning the ball on his finger. Recognized by the Globetrotters, he was invited to showcase his talent on the court at half time during a Washington Bullets vs. Boston Celtics game.

Sam took great pride in his family and friends, and expressed to them his love and unwavering devotion in many ways. Family game nights were his favorite and where he showcased his gifted knowledge of all subjects. He looked forward to his Tuesday afternoons playing quarter card games with his closest friends. Sam also enjoyed woodworking, dining out and taking his pontoon boat out on the lake.

Sam met his wife Cindy in 1991 and together they had 30 wonderful years. Sam and Cindy enjoyed travelling and spent many summers on the coast of their favorite destination, Newport, R.I. However, Sam loved his quiet nights at home watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy while enjoying Cindy’s home cooked meals. Together they raised their three children, Christine, Angela, and Shaun. who blessed them with six grandchildren, their pride and joy.

Sam was predeceased by his mother Antoinette Farrin; and brother Charles D’Alfonso. He is survived by his wife Cindy; daughters Christine D’Alfonso of Portland. Angela Buck and husband Jeremy of Windham, son Shaun D’Alfonso and wife Jenn of Windham; six grandchildren, Ellis, Zachary, Danika, Tyler, Zachary, Kayden; sisters, Diane Pike and husband David Pike (Pastor) and Lena Farrin and wife Kathy, brother Nick D’Alfonso and wife Melissa; nephews, David Jr, Dana, Joshua, Nicky, Anthony, and Johnny. He leaves behind many life-long friends from across the country.

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to David Pike for his love and guiding Sam in finding his Lord and Savior.

A special Thank you to Northern Lights Hospice for their kindness and compassion.

A private celebration will be held by his family.

Please visit to sign Sam’s guestbook and leave memories and condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers,

a donation in Sam’s name can be made to:

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