Alphonse L. Proto, 95, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Monday, July 18, 2016 at Hamden Health Care Center. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Amelia Pascale Proto. Alphonse was born in New Haven on February 20, 1921; son of the late Giuseppe and Mariangela Milone Proto; served his country faithfully in the US Army Infantry during WWII; had worked for the Olin Corporation for many years retiring as a shipping clerk; was an avid softball pitcher having been inducted in the Connecticut Baseball Hall of Fame. Predeceased by 4 brothers and 5 sisters.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Wednesday morning at 10:30. Family and friends may call from 9:00 to 10:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00. Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Please omit flowers and if desired memorial contributions may be made to the CT Hospice, Inc., 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405 or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929.