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ALBERT FRANCIS CARBONARI


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ALBERT FRANCIS CARBONARI Obituary
Albert Francis Carbonari of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Woodbridge, CT, passed away peacefully at his home on May 9, 2018. He was born in West Haven, CT on February 13, 1926 to Italian immigrants Claudina (Montesi) and Francesco Carbonari. Albert served in the U.S. Army's Fighting 69th Infantry Division in World War II, the first U.S. Division to meet the Soviet 58th Guards in Torgau, Germany on April 25, 1945. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge for his service in the European theater and the Ardennes Counteroffensive (Battle of the Bulge). He attended college on the G.I. Bill at what is now Quinnipiac University and received a degree in accounting. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a devoted husband and a loyal friend. He loved to entertain and cook for all of his family and friends. He was an avid sports enthusiast, gin player and world traveler. Albert was a successful businessman and entrepreneur in manufacturing. He was active in multiple service organizations including the Lions Club, the Exchange Club, Boca Area Post Polio Group and Knights of Columbus. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Boca Raton. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Edith Ardolino Carbonari, his sister Albertina Arcucci, and many brothers and sisters-in-law. He is survived by his children: Claudia Carbonari, her husband Douglas Monty, of Glastonbury, CT; Sandra Carbonari Welsh and her husband David Welsh of Middlebury, CT; and Bruce Albert Carbonari and his wife Kathryn of Boca Grande, FL and Chicago, IL; his grandchildren: James Monty-Carbonari; Jonathan Monty-Carbonari and his wife Penny and their son Dominic Albert; Katherine Welsh; 1st Lt. David B. Welsh and his wife Meredith; Nicole Carbonari; Danielle Carbonari; and his sister-in-law Isobel Ardolino, and many loving nieces and nephews. A funeral mass will be held in Boca Raton at our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Rd., Boca Raton, FL., on Monday, May 28 at 11 AM followed by a U.S.Army honors ceremony at South Florida National Veterans Cemetery at 2:30 pm. In Connecticut a memorial service will be held at Holy Infant Church, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT on Saturday, June 9 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to either: Boca Area Post Polio Group, 11660 Timbers Way, Boca Raton, FL 33428 or the Knights of Columbus #11241, c/o Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 22094 Lyons Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33433.
Published in Sun-Sentinel from May 16 to May 19, 2018
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