CAMBRIDGE – Alfred P. Licata Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 21, 2011, at his home. He was born in Quincy, Mass., son of Peter and Mary (Genuardi) Licata.
He owned and operated a Rainbow Distributorship in Braintree, Mass. He grew the business to 33 different locations during the 1970s. In the late ’70s and early ’80s he helped start South Shore Chapter of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Association. He then started A.M.S., Automotive Maintenance Services, which he owned and operated for 12 years covering from Massachusetts to Maryland. He moved to Maine in 1987, and started A.L. Distributors Inc. in 1994, which he owned and operated for 15 years. He loved music, singing, worshipping, reading, studying and fishing. He was a district commander for Royal Rangers Christian boys group in the ’80s. His passion was teaching other people in business and ministry. He studied and prepared for ministry for 30-plus years, his Saving Grace Ministries & His Watering Hole. Go to www.allicata.com and www.allicatasr.com to read some of his learnings that he posted. For the last 42 years Alfred was caring and loving for many homeless couples, runaway teens, families, pastors and wives, giving them a place to live and stay until God moved them on.
He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Arlene "Sissie" (Sacchetti) of Cambridge; his four sons, Alfred Licata Jr. and his companion, Joanne, of Massachusetts, Anthony Licata and his wife, Heather Gould, of Skowhegan, Angelo Licata and his wife, Annie, of Detroit, and Adam Licata of Cambridge; two brothers, William Licata and his companion, Nancy, of New Hampshire, and Angelo Licata and his fiancee, Cheryl, of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Alexis, Bailey, Jonas, Jenaya, Terese and Gabrielle; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gino and Ethel Sacchetti of Massachusetts; his brothers-in-law, Richard Sacchetti and wife, Gwen, of California, and Michael Sacchetti and wife, Mary, of Massachusetts; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held noon Saturday, July 30, at T&B Celebration Center, 414 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, with Pastor John Johnston officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.