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Alexander Tonelli

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TONELLI, ALEXANDER R. Alexander R. Tonelli, of Milford, died peacefully April 4, 2014, at Whitney Manor. He was the husband of the late Josephine Martini Tonelli. Father of Joseph (Joanne), Ronald (Rose), Robert and the late Alexander (Josephine) Tonelli. Brother of the late Rose DiBartolomeo, Theresa Maio and Louis Tonelli. Grandfather of Joseph (Tina) Tonelli, Lisa (Ed) McCarthy, Joseph (Linda) Tonelli, Dawn (Jerry) Keish, Jim (Jeanne) Tonelli, Tanya (David) Coady and Liza (Chris) VanWilgen. Great-grandfather of Alexis and Nicole Tonelli, Ian and Connor McCarthy, Ryan, Casey, Matteo and Grace Tonelli, Caitlyn and Justin Keish and Derek Coady. Alexander was born in New Haven, December 29, 1915, to the late Antonio and Mary Mariotti Tonelli. He was the supervisor of the custom stock shop at the Olin Corp., where he worked for many years. He was a dedicated family man who enjoyed being a part of his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. Alex was a member of the Notre Dame Fathers Club and was well liked by his many friends. His funeral will leave the IOVANNE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 11 Wooster Pl., Monday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church at 10. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tonelli Family Scholarship, c/o Notre Dame High School, 24 Ricardo St., West Haven, CT 06516. Sign Alexander’s guest book online at www.iovanne.com.
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 5, 2014
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