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Louis M. Alessandrini Jr.

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Louis M. Alessandrini Jr. Obituary
Louis M. Alessandrini, Jr. 1931 - 2018
WHITESBORO - Louis M. Alessandrini, Jr., 86, of Marcy, NY, formerly of Whitesboro, NY, and Sarasota, FL, passed away unexpectedly on August 30, 2018.
Lou was born September 4, 1931, in Poughkeepsie, NY, a son of the late Louis M. and Betty Poalinelli Alessandrini. Louis was a graduate of Utica Free Academy, class of 1950. Following graduation, he proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1954, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in Korea, Japan, Guam and Australia. He was honorably discharged and returned home to Utica. There, he attended Utica College, where he earned an Associates Degree in Public Relations. On September 7, 1957, he married Mary Lou Witte, his beloved wife of 50 years, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She died November 16, 2007. Lou was employed as the used car manager at Tobin Oldsmobile and then at N.J. Curri Oldsmobile, beginning his career in 1955 and retiring in 1995. He loved his customers and remained active in the business of selling cars right up until his passing.
He was a parishioner of St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro; a life member of the Knights of Columbus William Burke Council 189; Utica Elks Lodge #33 BPOE; American Legion Whitestown Post 1113; and the VFW. A passionate golfer, he was a member of the Skenandoa Club, as well as several other golf courses and participated in many leagues over the years. "Lightning Lou", as he was fondly nicknamed by friends, was an avid bowler, and loved playing and watching baseball. He was a life-long Boston Red Sox fan and his idol was the "Splendid Splinter", Ted Williams. Lou was gifted with a wonderful voice and loved to sing. He sang in various choirs and barbershop quartets. He enjoyed the family camp in Inlet, NY, in the summer, and escaped the cold winters to relish time with friends in Sarasota, FL.
He is survived by his son, Steven and wife, Catherine Alessandrini, of New Hartford; his daughter, Mary Beth Singaporewala, of Loudonville, NY; grandchildren, Allison (Boyle) Dacek, Jonathan and Mary Kate Alessandrini, Chelsea Cunningham, and Ammar and Adam Singaporewala; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Karen Alessandrini, of Utica; sister, Beth Anne Strauss, of Tampa, FL; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Susan Alessandrini-Boyle; son, David Alessandrini; and sister, Dorothy McPherson.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., from Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 40 Main St., Whitesboro, and 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 16 Park Ave., Whitesboro, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the or the Abraham House. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Memorial tributes may be left at www.dimblebyfh.com.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, 2018
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