John August Alphonse, a longtime resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully on May 13 at his home with his family by his side. He was 78. He was the beloved husband of Cathy (Corcoran) Alphonse, to whom he was married 39 years.
John was born in Abilene, Texas, son of the late John and Katherine (Warren) Alphonse. After moving to Massachusetts, he attended Framingham schools and was a graduate of Framingham High School. He furthered his education at UMass Amherst, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree.
John worked for many years in the restaurant and food and beverage industries. He was the owner and operator of Alphonse’s Powdermill Restaurant in Maynard. He later worked at The International Golf Club in Bolton and most recently for Hopkinton Wine & Spirits. A passionate Boston sports fan, he enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Bruins. More than anything, he enjoyed time spent with his family and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.
John is lovingly survived by his wife, Cathy, along with his children, David Alphonse and wife Kristen of Framingham, Laurie Alphonse of Ashland, John Alphonse of Boca Raton, Florida, Jeremy Alphonse and wife Putheary of Beverly, and Ryan Alphonse, Evan Alphonse and Christopher Alphonse, all of Hudson. He also leaves his brother, Robert Alphonse of Las Vegas, and sister, Katherine Britton of Amherst, New Hampshire.
A funeral service was held May 19 at Acton Funeral Home, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hudson.
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