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Alfred J. Christiana

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Alfred J. Christiana Obituary

Alfred J. Christiana 84, of Berlin, beloved husband of Kathleen M. (Sullivan) Christiana of 50 years (predeceased), passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 from a short illness. Mr. Christiana was born on April 14, 1929 in East Hartford, CT and was the son of the late Joseph and Florence (Carman) Christiana, also of East Hartford. He is also predeceased by his brother, Angelo, of Winter Park Florida, and his wife Phyllis, and sisters Rosanna of East Hartford and Dorothy Standish and her husband, Donald, of Orleans, Mass. Alfred attended East Hartford Schools and Cheney Technical School of Manchester where he learned the trade of carpentry. He served our country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean conflict in the early 1950s and also as a U.S. Marine Reservist until 1959. In 1950 he joined The United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union Local 43 of Hartford, CT where he mastered his trade, working on many construction jobs throughout Connecticut and retiring in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion Post 68 of Berlin and a member of St. Paul Church in Kensington. He loved woodworking in his workshop at home, and helping his family and friends with home remodeling projects, crafting many pieces of furniture for them over the years. During his later years he enjoyed meeting with his friends for coffee at McDonalds in Kensington. Alfred is survived by four children, David J. Christiana and wife Connie of Moodus, Linda C. LaMay and husband David of Old Saybrook, Gary S. Christiana and wife Nenette of Kensington, Sharon C. LeCour and husband Michael of Old Lyme, his eight loving grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their children. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main Street, Kensington, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Paul Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. the funeral home. Donations can be made to the , 300 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT 06450. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.berlinmemorialfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2014
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