A gathering of family and friends for John A. Brancato, age 43, of Alden, will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.
John, a loving husband, father, and son, died at his home on Sunday, August 28, 2016.
John Anthony Brancato was born on May 4, 1973 in Queens, NY, the son of Vito and Susan (Tyburczy) Brancato. He was raised and attended school in Long Island, NY. In 1999, John met Lori Walters and together they had two children, Alyssa, 15, and Jamie, 12. While living in New York, he worked as a technician for DirectTV and continued working with them when he and his family moved to Alden, MN in 2012. John had recently taken on a supervisor position at work. John loved bowling, playing baseball (especially pitching), darts, and bags. He also enjoyed tending his aquarium. He took great pride in keeping up his lawn. John was a good guy, with many friends in NY and MN, who loved his family dearly.
John is survived by his wife, Lori; daughters, Alyssa and Jamie; parents, Vito and Susan Brancato; sister, Michele Spencer; father and mother-in-law, Thomas and Pamela Walters; brother-in-law, Adam (Mary) Walters and their daughters Tori and Hannah; sister-in-law, Brittany Walters; and many cousins, aunts, and uncles.
John was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Bruce Spencer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.