Alfred Ralph Rossi, 99, a long time Orange resident entered into rest June 14, 2016 after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Natalie Livolsi Rossi. At the time of her death in 2014, they were married 74 years. Mr. Rossi is survived by his children Louise (the late Peter) Durante, Alberta (Bill) Girasuolo and John Rossi, four grandchildren Denise (Robert) Wentworth, Peter (Tina) Durante, Jr., Carrie (Joe) Lucibello, Billy (Milo) Girasuolo, Jr., and 8 great grandchildren. He was the brother of Eleanor Montalto and the late Matilda Cavallaro, Jacqueline Maiorano, Armondo, Joseph and Vincent Rossi.
He graduated from West Haven High School in 1936. A very hard worker, Al was a tailor by trade. During WWII he was employed by Chance Vought (Sikorsky Aircraft) in Stratford, Connecticut and remained stateside to help construct the Corsair fighter plane for the US Navy. He took pride in his mastery of many things and although not a licensed tradesman, like many from his era became a craftsman out of necessity. He began the later part his career at Yale-New Haven Hospital as a painter and upon retirement in 1982 was a maintenance specialist. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, gardening and Yankees baseball. Well into his 80s, landscaping the grounds of his home or an inside renovation “project” gave him tremendous satisfaction. His family always came first, holidays and family reunions, summer family picnics, all brought him great joy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Holy Infant Church. Interment followed in Mt. St. Peter’s Cemetery. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 327, Aurora, Ill. 60504. To leave an online remembrance, please visit www.westhavenfuneral.com.