SOUTHINGTON - Mr. Onofrio J. "Nivio" Albanese, 93, of Plantsville, passed away Saturday, Feb-ruary 11, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Ethel "Jean" (Lipinski) Albanese, to whom he was married for 61 years.
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Nivio was born in Waterbury on February 8, 1919, son of the late Onofrio and Rosa (Glisci) Albanese Filippelli. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving on board the destroyer USS Mervine during WW II. While is service to his country, he received several medals and awards including the Campaign and Service Victory medal, the Occupation Service medal, Asiatic/Pacific Service Campaign medal, European/African, Middle Eastern Theater Campaign medal, Good Conduct medal, China Service medal, and three Bronze Stars. He was honorably discharged on December 18, 1945.
Nivio was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years, retiring in 1990. He also worked for CR&L Bus Company, Mercer & Dunbar Armored Car Services, and Chase Brass and Copper. He was a communicant of St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville. He enjoyed gardening, reading, investing in the stock market, dining out and visiting the local casinos with his family.
Nivio leave a son, Mark Albanese of Plantsville, two daughters, Margo Albanese of Plantsville and Judith Jones of Pompano Beach, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, William and Rocco Albanese and three sisters, Katherine McEvoy, Carmella Ricciardi and Margherite Dunn.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Ralph Prezioso and his staff for the care and kindness extended to their father.
Arrangements: Funeral Wednesday 8:30 a.m. from Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Fu-neral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, to St. Aloysius Church in Plantsville for a Mass at 10 a.m. Burial with full military honors will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waterbury. Calling hours Tues-day from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
For more info or to send e-condolences, visit www.chaseparkwaymemorial.com.
Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 13, 2012