Alfred Paul Bevilacqua
September 30, 1931 – February 9, 2019
ALFRED PAUL BEVILACQUA, Age 87
Al went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family members in his Home on Feb 9th at 2:45 pm
Al was born Sept. 30, 1931 at home in Boston, Mass to Antonetta Parisi and Guy Bevilacqua, both originally from Napoli, Italy. He lived in Hyde Park, Boston Mass & later in California where he attended Jr. High & High School.
At the age of 17 he entered the United States Army where he served as a cook from Oct 1948 to May 1952. He served in the Korean Conflict and was part of invasion at Inchon. He received the United Nations Service Medal and Occupational medal Japan/Korean with 5 Bronze stars. After the service he worked in Quincy, Mass as inspector at Boston Gear works, a handyman at Bethlehem Steel. Al attended Coyne Electrical School and became an Electricians Apprentice at Frazier Electrical Company.
Al moved to Melbourne Beach in the early 50’s, He worked at Cape Canaveral Air Station as an electrician for Pan American and later Johnson Controls from 1956 to 1995. He also enjoyed serving as a life guard at Melbourne Beach.
Al Met his Loving Wife Elizabeth at the St Rita Catholic Young Adult Club Halloween Party Oct 1960. They married May 27th 1961 at Our Saviors Catholic Church in Cocoa Beach. Liz and Al danced thru 57 happy years together as Al enjoyed dancing with his wife and helping her teach ballroom at Patrick Air Force Base & McClarity Park Recreation Center. He helped out Dussich Dance Studio with maintenance, Props, and many other jobs as needed even performing on stage and participation in dance events. He was an avid bowler and part of the Knights of Columbus team attending State Bowling Tournaments for more than 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a Merritt Island Moose Lodge member. He volunteered at Divine Mercy Catholic Church doing electrical work on the Dome, assisted at Church Fairs, served as a Eucharistic Minister and Usher. Al Was a Kind, Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. Those that had the honor to know him can attest to his Christian Character and how he honored God in all that he did. Alfred is survived by his Wife of 57 years Elizabeth Dussich Bevilacqua, Children Paul A Bevilacqua, Maria Bevilacqua Lucas, Anna Bevilacqua Spangler Grandchildren:Teya M Lucas Lynn, John M Lucas, Danny Lucas,Tabatha Spangler Lopez, Jason R Spangler, Justin R Spangler, Tiffany L Spangler Robin Bailey Roesch, Nicole F Bevilacqua, Alec F Bevilacqua Great Granchildren: Caterina Lucas, Cody Lucas, Colton Lucas, Thomas Dowling, Elizabeth Lopez, AnnaBelle Spangler and Soon to Come Baby Roesch in June. Sisters: Jennie Medico, Rose Graziano Al is predeceased by his brother Anthony Bevilacqua and sisters Mary Shaul and Teresa Erwin Service will be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Merritt Island, Wednesday Feb 27th from 12:00-1:00 He will be laid to Rest at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 Us Hwy 1 North Mims, Fl 32754 at 3pm A Celebration of Life Will Be held at Merritt Island Moose Lodge Located at 3150 N Courtenay Pkwy, Fl 32953 the same Evening at 6 pm. If you wish you may bring a covered dish or Dessert. In Lieu of Flowers Donations can be made in his honor to the Alfred Bevilacqua Scholarship Fund. This Fund would be used as needed to be given to a person or persons that emulates Al’s Godly Moral Standards.
Please Mail Donations to: Dussich Dance Studio 125 Imperial street Merritt Island, Fl 32952 (Ck’s made out to Elizabeth Bevilacqua). Please reference Al Bevilacqua in Memo Section of Check. If you wish to donate by Credit Card please email Dussichdancestudio@gmail.cfom or Call Anna Spangler
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Divine Mercy Catholic Church
1940 N. Courtenay Pkwy
Alfred Paul Bevilacqua
February 12, 2019
I have so many fond memories of Al (and Liz) that I couldn't just pick one. He was my godfather and has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember... for that I am eternally grateful. He will be greatly missed. Love and prayers go out to Liz and the entire Bevilacqua family.
My sincere condolences.