Alfred Buchetto
1931 - 2020
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Alfred F. Buchetto
Alfred F. Buchetto, 88, of Norwalk and a former resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Norwalk Hospital. He was born in Stamford on October 20, 1931 to the late John and Raffaele Buchetto.
Alfred F. Buchetto was a humble, honest man with a humorous funny bone. Playing a character in a church play called A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum, his big part was the line "Second Time Around". He was so proud! He was a gentleman that would help you before he helped himself. Everyone who met Alfred later would say, "What a wonderful man". He was a watch maker and precious stone setter, but he was the polished gem.
He was from Stamford's Westside and he never forgot his lifelong buddies Mo and Andy, speaking of their times together frequently. He was the youngest in his family, a family that served in Patton's army and the 82nd Airborne receiving numerous metals and a Purple Heart. His brothers told stories of combat and Al told stories of Europe and proudly would say with one brow up he witnessed Queen Elizabeth's Coronation while serving in the United States Army or as he would say "as I travel the world!"
He had love for his wife Roseann, son Alfred, daughter-in-law Elizabeth and daughter Melanie. He adored his two grandchildren Christopher and Isabella, whom he would speak about all the time. He loved all those in his extended family. A family so large that it took hours for him to call wishing them a Happy New Year through Merry Christmas. He was a man with immense faith and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and dedicated to Stamford's Sacred Heart Church and the CYO. He later was a member of Saint Matthew's in Norwalk.
Al had plenty of stories to tell but as time went on, they started to fade. He enjoyed just being with his family. Al's Earthly chapter has ended by Covid-19. We had no time to say goodbye. He will always remain in our hearts and his name will bring a smile to our face. To some he was Al, hey man, or hey buddy. Always answering to the question, Al what side is the best side? Westside.
Alfred was predeceased by his loving wife Roseann, his parents, John and Rafaela, brothers, Peter, John, Jerry, Rocky, Bill and Louie, sisters Lucy, Mary, Jill and Lena. He is survived by his son, daughter, daughter-in-law and his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers at this time, please consider a donation to a charity of your choice. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Buchetto family with the arrangements.
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Published in The Hour & Connecticut Post & Stamford Advocate on Apr. 4, 2020.
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April 10, 2020
Dear Melanie and family,
I was saddened to hear about your father's passing. I remember him from Sacred Heart Church. I saw him again at Waveny and instantly recognized him. Always with a big smile and he was always reaching out to shake hands. He had a great sense of humor and made me laugh a number of times. He would never say "no" to the cookies or sweets I would offer to him. I will miss seeing that big smile. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I hope you take comfort in knowing he most assuredly has a special place in Heaven. May he rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

Cathy Cardillo, Stamford, CT
Cathy Cardillo
April 6, 2020
Dear Melanie and Al, My Deepest sympathies to the both of you, your parents were a big part of my family. Your Dad was very close with mine even in my parents Wedding with Uncle Dominic Macari " Moe". Your Mom worked with My Mom in Dress Barn, My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time. May He rest in peace, God Bless you Always!!!!!!!
Darlene Massari
April 6, 2020
Dear Melanie, Al and family

We were so saddened to hear about the passing
Of Uncle Al. Your dad/grandfather was such a kind, gentle man and so giving of his time. So many great memories of him that will never be forgotten. He truly was the best.

Love and prayers to you all.
Valerie and Andy Colletto
April 6, 2020
Melanie, Alfred, Liz, Christopher and Isabella -

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad, father-in-law, grandfather. We will always remember "Uncle Al". He was simply the best.

Frank and Patty
Frank and Patty Caruso
April 5, 2020

Dear Al & family & Melanie: Marguerite & I were profoundly saddened to learn of Uncle Al's passing.We will cherish all of the many memories that we experienced with him, and your mom and the entire Buchetto family. He was always ready to help in any endeavor. He was truly the veritable "one in a million". Take solace in knowing that your mom was there to guide him through the gates of Heaven. Together again!!
Ted & Marguerite Farfaglia
April 5, 2020
My deepest condolences to Al's family. I worked him at Irma's jewelry store. . He was the sweetest man and a wonderful sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Patricia Murphy
April 5, 2020
Our condolences to the family.

Alfred set the example of true kindness.
May he rest in peace.


Gerry and Buz Boccuzzi
April 5, 2020
Krew Al almost almost my whole life. Lived on the best place in the world at that time 1931 on. went to the CYO, played ball,and other sports,and just hung out with the guys.I was in the class of 1949 at Stamford High and later fought in Korea 1951-52..After meeting again at the KofC...Al was alway one of the nice people and i though very highly of him and still do..To "hey pal and hey gee "and other sayings, GOD BLESS till we meet again...Manny Blosio
Manny Blosio
April 5, 2020
Al & Family, Melanie

My mom (Aunt Rita), Johnny and myself send you love, hugs and condolences on the loss of your dad. We are truly sorry that because of the virus we cannot be there in person to support all of you, but know that we are thinking of all of you!
Know that I will always remember his quirky jokes, his love of all of you and his extended family.
Michelle Buchetto-Kalogrides
April 5, 2020
Dear Alfred & Family,
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your father. We will always remember him for the kind and gently man that he was.
With thoughts and prayers,
Mr. & Mrs. Moavero
April 4, 2020
What a absolutely beautiful obituary to a man of the world!

I did not know your loved one. May God rest his soul and may the wonderful memories you have of your loved one sustain you as you cherish his memory.

Thank you for your service, Sir. Others now have the watch. Go and be with your loved ones and your brothers in arms.

Chris Strain
April 4, 2020
Thank you dear soldier for serving our country. And a thank you also to your family who also served and may they all meet you at heavens door. Rest in eternal peace.
A grateful American
April 4, 2020
Dear Alfred ,Melanie and family , we are sorry to hear of Uncle Al's passing. I can never forget all the talks he and I had over the years. He was always there to help and console in the most difficult of times. I always looked forward to speaking with him and sharing our beliefs.
He was an exceptional human being in every sense of the word for which he will now be rewarded

All our love,
Robert and Liz
Robert & Liz Farfaglia
April 4, 2020
It was my pleasure to have known Alfred,such a gentleman.i always looked forward in cutting his hair.please accept my deepest sympathy .Maryann
Maryann Monteiro
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