JESSEY, ALFRED J. (RET. NHFD) Alfred J. Jessey, (Ret. NHFD), of Branford, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Horak Jessey. Mr. Jessey was born March 20, 1924, in New Haven, son of the late Alfred and Catherine Flynn Jessey. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a New Haven Fireman for 32 years, retiring in 1984. During his career he was assigned to Hook & Ladder No. 1 at Central Station, then with Hook & Ladder No. 6, Engine Company No. 17 in Fair Haven Heights and he ended his career with NHFD at Engine Co. No. 16 in Morris Cove. He was very active with New Haven Firefighters Local No. 825, serving as Vice-President for many years and also on the Executive Board and the Grievance Committee. After retiring from the NHFD, he served as a sheriff in New Haven. Al was a member of American Legion Post 132 in New Haven, the Irish-American Community Center, and also was an avid golfer. He is survived by his children, Alan (Fatima) Jessey of Shelton, Patricia A. Jessey of Branford, Joann (Frank) Lewis of New Hampshire, Deidre (Mark) Albino of Killingworth, Susan (Matthew) Gavano of Virginia and Michael (Lucille) Jessey of East Haven; his sisters, Mary Heath of Madison and Kathy Stomboli of FL; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers, James, Francis and Harold Jessey. His funeral will leave the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main Street, Branford, Monday morning at 9:30 for a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 10:00. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, 06405; or to St. Francis School, 423 Ferry Street, New Haven, CT 06513. For directions and online memorial, see www.wsclancy.com.
Clancy & Sons Funeral Home
244 Main Street Branford, CT 06405
Published in The New Haven Register on Apr. 26, 2014