Alexander A. Gagliardi, 79, of 18 Tower Lane, New Haven passed away Friday, September 23, 2011 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Born in New Haven on January 31, 1932, son of the late Alexander A. and Bessie Hoffmeister Gagliardi. Al attended Southern CT State Teachers College; was the owner of Branford Tree Service; owner of Branford Equipment Rental; owner of Al’s Gulf Station of Branford and later had was an independent Civil Engineer Inspector for various companies, the last one being Caltrans. Al served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was and avid fisherman and boater; raised husky dogs and was a man who liked to do everything his way. Father of Richard (Kathy) Gagliardi of North Branford and Lynn (Thomas) Skoczylas of Guilford. Grandfather of Nicholas & Matthew Gagliardi and Jackson Skoczylas.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Monday evening at 7:00. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until time of service at 7:00 pm. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill, CT 06067.