The longtime owners of Alfredo's Restaurant and Pizza in New Milford are retiring and handing the reins over to a new owner. Mimi and Alfredo Leto's last day is tomorrow. They started the restaurant in 1986 and are offering free pizza and limited free menu items to customers from 4 to 7pm. Jose Salinas takes over for the couple on Friday.
Mimi Leto started an event to raise funds for Canterbury School in New Milford some 20 years ago in honor of her son Joe. The Giuseppe Leto Scholarship Fund is named for the U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. who was a member of Canterbury's class of 1997. He died while on a conditioning hike at Camp Lejeune in 1999. After going through boot camp on Paris Island, he reported to Camp Lejeune for 16 weeks of training. The 21-year-old died during his third week in North Carolina.
Last year was the final year the Run for Joe was held. The event has raised more than $200,000 in support of the memorial scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to a New Milford-area day student attending Canterbury School each year.