Alfred "Farmer" Nicholas Trebisacci died Saturday, November 24, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Lena Claire Trebisacci. He is survived by his son Michael Trebisacci and wife Dottie, daughter Claire Trebisacci Dalton, as well as two sisters-in-law, Margaret Trebisacci and Ann-Marie Trebisacci and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Louis, Natale, Joseph and James.
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Al grew up in Westerly and attended the Westerly schools. Al entered the Army in 1942 and served with distinction during World War II. He was given an Honorable Discharge and received the following decorations and citations: Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, American Theatre Service Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Service Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star. His service to our country was a source of pride his entire life.
Al worked for 35 years for the Westerly Dept. of Public Works and retired in 1987 as Superintendent of Buildings. Working full time and part time and raising two children with his wife, Lena, Al still had time and energy to volunteer for his church and community.
He was the first director of CYO, coached basketball, and was their Man of the Year in 1958. For over 50 years, Al served as an usher at Immaculate Conception Church and then St. Pius X Church where he became the church sexton. Al also volunteered at Westerly Senior Citizens Center for over 20 years; was a member of the Mount Carmel Society for over 60 years and a lifetime member of the Calabrese Club.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, Westerly. For online condolences, please go to www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
59 Spruce St. Westerly, RI 02891
Published in The Westerly Sun from Nov. 27 to Nov. 28, 2012