Fred Alessandrini, 85, of North Haven, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was the husband of Maureen Woodward Alessandrini. Born in New Haven on April 20, 1927; son of the late Joseph and Anna Aiudi Alessandrini. Fred served his country faithfully in the U.S. Navy during WW II and in the Seabees; he was a plumber for the Plumber Union Local #777 for 35 years; was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing. Father of Sherrie Sperzel and her husband Ronald of Wallingford, and Stephen Ryder of Meriden. Grandfather of Christopher and Shawn McGril. Brother of Danny Alessandrini and his wife Florence of New Britain, Jennie Ortolan and her late husband Giulio, Phyllis Bird and her late husband Louis all of North Haven. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning at 10:30. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10:30 am. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in the All Saints Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Hwy, 2nd FL, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.