Alan B. Belinfante passed away peacefully in his home on March 6, 2019 at the age of 73.
He was the son of the late Charles and Elsie (Colsia) Belinfante. Alan leaves behind his childhood sweetheart and the love of his life, Sandra (Freedman) Belinfante, his wife of 53 years. He was a devoted and dedicated father to his children Lauren and her husband David Schraeder, and Alison and her husband Jared Charney. A cherished grandfather, “Pop,” to his pride and joy Noah and Dahlia Schraeder, and Emmet and Stella Charney. The loving brother of Catherine (Belinfante) Penn and her late husband Richard Penn, and brother-in-law to Howard Freedman and his wife Joyce. Alan was an adored uncle to his nieces and nephews Charles and his wife Jamie Freedman, Nathaniel and his wife Karrie Freedman, Marcy (Penn) Mucci and her husband Brian and their son Nicholas, and the late Neil Penn.
Alan grew up in Revere and lived in Marblehead for his entire adult life. Alan was a family man, who wanted to share life experiences with everyone around him. He loved boating, fishing with his grandchildren, attending their every performance, sports event and concert, traveling, and always planning the next adventure.
Along with his wife Sandra and his brother Howard Freedman, they together ran Beach Sales, which now has third and fourth generation family members carrying on the tradition established by his late father-in-law Sumner Freedman.
A memorial service was held at Stanetsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem, on March 8. The family will be receiving guests at the Belinfante home in Marblehead on Friday, March 8 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, March 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Alan’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. For more information or to register in the online guestbook, visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.