Alessandro “Alex” Riccitelli, 74, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the MidState Medical Center, Meriden with his family by his side.  He was the husband of 48 years to  Rita Palmieri Riccitelli.  Alex was born in Faicchio, Province of Benevento, Italy on April 19, 1940; son of the late Giuseppe and Raffaela Porto Riccitelli; had worked as a sheet metal worker for United Aluminum for many years until his retirement; enjoyed his home, gardening, his family and cutting their hair.  Father of Raffaela (Lee) Capozzo and Joseph (Carmelina) Riccitelli.  Grandfather of Leo and Nicolas Capozzo, Vanessa and Alex Riccitelli.  Brother of Michele (Rita) Riccitelli, Maria and Concetta Ricitelli, Adelina (Peter) Mazzuccco and the late Antonio Riccitelli.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Saturday morning at 10:30.  Family and friends may call from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow in St. Therese Church at 11:00.  Entombment will follow in the All Saints Mausoleum.