Salvatore L. Alessi, Ph.D., 81, of Rocky Hill, formerly of Middletown beloved husband of Lucia (Ragusa) Alessi, died Thursday, (March 14, 2002). Born in Middletown, son of the late Sebastian and Maria (Ranno) Alessi, he lived in Middletown prior to moving to Rocky Hill. Dr. Alessi attended Wesleyan University from 1938 to 1940, University of Connecticut from 1940 to 1943, receiving a B.A. in Psychology and Purdue University
from 1943 to 1945 receiving a M.S. in Applied Psychology and University of Connecticut 1948 to 1957 receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Alessi was employed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Family, consulting to High Meadows, Headstart programs and Riverview Hospital. He lectured in Psychology at various schools including University of Hartford and University of Connecticut. Dr. Alessi was a mentor for group therapy programs at Riverview hospital and had an extensive private practice. Dr. Alessi was a member of the American Psychology Association, American orthopsychiatry Association, Eastern Psychology Association, American group psychology assoc., Connecticut Psychology Association Society of Sigma XI, Uconn and the society of pediatric psychology. Besides his wife he leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Peter M. and Holly Alessi of Wethersfield; a daughter and family friend, Susan A Desousa and Penny Ann Boivin both of Manchester; a brother, Joseph Alessi of New York, NY; two sisters, Gloria Lombardo and Eleanor Brush both of Middletown; and three grandsons. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. from the Giuliano-Sagarino Funeral Home at BROOKLAWN, 511 Brook Street, Rocky Hill. Interment will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Middlefield. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be made to Middlesex Hospice.