Frank P. Aloi, age 82 of North Haven formally of Hamden, beloved husband of the late Mary Page Aloi, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 5, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on March 17, 1932 in New Haven, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Frances Raiano Aloi. Affectionately known as “Moose” to his friends and teammates, Frank was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in New Haven where he was captain of both their basketball and football teams. He continued his football career at the University of Bridgeport, and then played in the European Football League with the Frankfurt Black Knights while he was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany with the United States Army as a member of the 5th Signal Corps. In 1956, Frank was invited to try out for the Chicago Cardinals, until a knee injury ended his NFL dreams. Frank worked as a salesman for the Nabisco Company for 10 years, and then became a general manager for Bongiorno’s Supermarket in Stamford and Point Beach market in Milford. Eventually, Frank opened his own supermarket in West Haven called Aloi Supermarket, where he loved to take care of his loyal customers. After closing his store, he continued to work as a salesman for Al’s Seafood and then U.S. Foods until he retired in 2007. Frank was a chartered member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Rita Church, as well as a member of the Prihillian Club of North Haven, the Society of Santa Maria Maddalema on Wooster St. in New Haven, and a former member of the Orange Players and theLions Club of West Haven. Frank loved March Madness and was a lifelong Jets and Yankee fan as well as an avid UConn fan where he enjoyed being a season ticket holder for their football program. His greatest love, however, was their basketball program, particularly the women’s team, where he enjoyed watching “his girls” beat everybody. Frank is survived by his daughters, Nell-Ayn Aloi Lynch and her husband Jack of Trumbull, and Jenifer Aloi Mangiafico and her husband Sebby of Hamden. He is the loving Poppy to 5 grandchildren, Jack, Brady-Ayn, Mary, Ellie and Nellie. He also leaves behind his brother Alphonse Aloi of Hamden, and his dear special friend Mary Rose McManus of North Haven. He was a beloved uncle to his nieces and nephews and a devoted friend to many. Frank was predeceased by his brothers Joseph Aloi of Hamden and Pasquale Aloi of West Haven.


His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home 36 Washington Avenue, Thursday morning, Feb. 12th at 9:15. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Rita Church at 10. Interment with full military will follow at All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Wednesday, Feb. 11th from 4 to 8 pm. Friends may make memorial donations to Stand Up to Cancer, P.O. Box 843721, Los Angeles, CA 90084-3721 and or the Connecticut Hospice, Inc. 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.