SOUTHINGTON - Alexander DePastino, 84, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at HCC at New Britain General.
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He was born in Southington Oct. 20, 1927, the son of the late Alexander G. and Lucy (Picano) DePastino. Alex was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a police officer serving the town of Southington for 38 years, he retired as Captain. He was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church, a member of the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, Sons of Italy and the Southington Elks Club.
He is survived by his longtime sweetheart Joan Brown, of Southington; four children, Sandra Stevens and husband, Murray, of Florida, Lucille Coderre, of Wallingford, Keith DePastino and wife, Carol and David Brown, of Southington; a step-daughter, Lori Rich and husband, Keith, of Westbrook; four sisters, Julia Zarella and Lucy DeGumbia, both of Southington, Mary Dymond and Rose Lord, both of Florida; nine grandchildren, Taylor, Tyson, Joseph, Sherri, Edward, Rochelle, Kevin, Kenny and Michael; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, John A. DePastino; and two sisters, Kate Churma and Alice Sartwell.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, 11 a.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial with military honors will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Fresenius Dialysis Center, 341 West St. Plantsville, CT 06479 For online condolences and directions visit,
Della Vecchia Funeral Home
211 North Main Street Southington, CT 06489
Published in The Record-Journal on Apr. 4, 2012