Alexander Aleo

October 4, 1922December 24, 2020

Alexander “Al” Aleo, 98, of East Hartford, entered into eternal life to join his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary (Calipari) Aleo. He peacefully passed away on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 in the comfort of his home. He was born in Boston, MA on October 4, 1922, to Joseph and Josephine (Pitrone) Aleo, He had been a resident of East Hartford for the past 74 years. Al was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II. While in the Army, he was a member of the Infantry Band and Orchestra. Prior to his retirement, Al was the Owner and Operator of Lynn’s Shoes on Main Street, Glastonbury for 28 years. He was a former member of the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and served two terms as president of the Merchants Division. He was also a former member of the Glastonbury Lions Club. Being from Boston, Al was a “die hard” fan of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and horse racing became his favorite pastime. Most of all, Al cherished his time with his four precious grandchildren, attending all their activities and supporting their many accomplishments. He especially loved watching them play sports. In his later years he looked forward to visits with his great-grandchildren. Al is survived by his two devoted daughters, Marilyn “Micki” Boccaccio and her husband Paul of East Hartford, Susan Quaglia and her husband Joseph of Manchester; four beloved grandchildren, Joseph Boccaccio of Hoboken, NJ, Jodie Quaglia and Michael Bradley of Bronx, NY, Nicholas Boccaccio and his wife Allison of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Randie Phillips and her husband TJ Phillips of Milford; and five adored great-grandchildren, MJ Bradley, Blake Phillips, Bria Phillips, Isabel Dionne, and Gianna Boccaccio. He also leaves a sister, Gloria Banyacski of Malden, MA; two sisters-in-law, Catherine Mullins of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Virginia “Dolly” Tozier of Clinton and many nieces and nephews. Besides his beloved wife and parents, Al was predeceased by four brothers and two sisters. Due to the current health pandemic, private funeral service and burial with military honors will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Al’s name may be made to Foodshare, 450 Woodland Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


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Andrew Reale

January 1, 2021

so sorry to read about your fathers' passing, seemed to have lived a full life. I knew him only through the store, as i was a customer, bought many pairs of shoes , and al was always there to help.

Mary-Ellen Callahan

January 1, 2021

To Micki, Paul and family...We are sorry to learn of your Father's passing. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted by memories. With sympathy, Gloria, Maura and Mary-Ellen Callahan

Pat Burgess

December 31, 2020

Sue, Joe, Jodie and Randie. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fortunately you will be able to hold all of your memories close to your heart where he will be forever❤️ Pat, Bob and Nicole Burgess

Louise Balesano Rideout

December 31, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family with the loss of your father. You’re in my thoughts and prayers

Valerie Budil

December 31, 2020

Dear Susan and family so sorry for your sadness. I don't like to say loss because there is no loss as long as we can remember them. I remember thinking how cool it was that your dad owned a shoe store, as a female we all love a new pair of shoes! Please take care.

Bob Bycholski

December 30, 2020

Susan and Family,

My most sincere condolences on the sad passing of your Father Alexander. My thoughts are with you all.

Randie Phillips

December 29, 2020

“Some people look for a beautiful place & others make a place beautiful.” - H.I.K

Thank you for helping to create a beautiful life for us all - a lasting family legacy. God hand-picked you and grandma as a gift to us - so thank you.

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand & says to you, do not fear I will help you.” - Isaiah 41:13

And until we meet again may the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand...

Love you Gramp!