Alphonse J. Mentone Jr., 75, of Prospect passed away peacefully while surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Waterbury Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Christine (Dugatto) Mentone for over 56 years. Born October 25, 1946 in New Haven, Al was the one of five children of Alphonse Mentone Sr. and Amelia (Giordano) Mentone.
Al retired from Stop and Shop in the shipping and receiving department at the North Haven Warehouse where he worked for thirty years. He was a member in good standing of the Teamsters Local 443. Al loved sports and was a huge Boston Red Sox Fan. He was very involved in the community by helping organize many kids’ sports including T-Ball and the girls’ traveling softball team, as well as coaching football, baseball, and basketball. He touched many kids’ lives not only as their coach but also as a mentor.
In addition to his beloved wife Christine, Al is survived by his daughters Amelia Mentone of Waterbury and her children Christopher and Alec, Angela Swirski of Naugatuck and her children Joshua, Brooke, Julia, and Scarlett, and Christina Mentone of Prospect and her son Devin. Al’s grandchildren were his pride and joy and he had such a remarkable impact on their lives. “Pop” was more than a devoted grandfather – he was like a dad to them. Al was a devoted and generous dad; his daughters were the joy of his life. His legacy of dedication to family and friends, generosity and genuine love will always be honored by those blessed to know him.
He also leaves behind his siblings Constable “Butchie” Mentone of Prospect, Noreen Vaill and her husband Ben of West Haven, and Jean Canale as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Al is predeceased by his parents, his sister Marie Mentone of Southbury, his sister-in-law Elaine Mentone, and brother-in-law Billy Canale.
To honor Al’s wishes, there will be no funeral services. The Prospect Memorial/Palmerie Family Funeral Home has the honor of serving Al’s family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org). To leave an online condolence, please visit Al’s memorial website at www.ProspectMemorial.com
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