OBITUARY

Irene T. Alonza

October 15, 1929March 8, 2018
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Irene T. Alonza, 88, wife of the late Louis J. Alonza of Monroe, passed into eternal rest on March 8, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Center in Trumbull. Born October 15, 1929, in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Peter J. Finelli and Mary Calvanico Finelli.

Irene worked at Dictaphone Corp and was a ward secretary at St. Vincent’s Hospital. She went on to become a certified nursing assistant for the Trumbull Public Health Nursing Service. Volunteering at the Town of Monroe referendums, as well as the Monroe School District libraries, Irene earned a public service award from the Secretary of State for her valuable contributions. Irene was active, healthy, and very much involved with the Monroe community and her family up until a few months before her death of congestive heart failure.

Irene enjoyed her family, her friends, cooking, dancing and loved to sing. She was the life of every party she attended, often wearing hats and offering others party favors to set the mood. She always managed to encourage everyone around her to join in the fun that she started. Irene was a one-of-a-kind cook, Italian being her specialty, and antipasto being her all time requested bring along. Irene shattered all expectations of how an elder would live independently, being she was a widow. She maintained a beautiful condominium in Monroe, Connecticut, where she decorated with the utmost in taste and had a place for every one of her collectibles, which showcased her love for theater, dance and appreciation for culture.

Until October of 2017, Irene was always there to help her beloved family. Often she was called upon at the spur of the moment, and could be found picking up her grandchildren from their schools and taking them to their appointments, capping it off with a trip to McDonald’s. This was just one of many ways Irene could be relied upon by her family. Irene was truly full of life, selflessly giving to others. Ultimately, Irene’s firm faith and love of God helped her to effortlessly glide through life, always reflecting the light of His spirit everywhere she went.

Irene was a loving mother to her son Brian J. Alonza, Sr. and his wife Annamarie of Oxford; her daughter Cheryl M. Kendy of Monroe; granddaughter Amy Blanchard and her husband Brian of Naugatuck, grandson Brian Alonza, Jr. and his girlfriend Christine Nunes of Seymour. Granddaughters Cassandra and Andrea Kendy and grandson Joseph Kendy, IV, of Monroe; great grandson Niko Alonza and great granddaughter Juliana Alonza.

Family will be accepting condolences on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Tpk. Monroe, CT, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Jude Parish, 707 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT, on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers family asks that all contributions and donations please be donated to Saint Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For online condolences please visit www.spadaccinofuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Diana Luna

March 13, 2018

Cheryl, so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady, like you. So sweet, now she is your Angel. God Bless you and your Familia. My condolences, May she R.I.P. with Our Lord Jesus Christ! Your friend always, Diana E. Luna from Houston, Texas

Henry F

March 13, 2018

The Alonza Family

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your mother, Irene. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the faith in God that guided her will sustain you. We will see her again.

Henry F

March 13, 2018

The Alonza Family

I'm deeply sorry for your the loss of your mother, Irene. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the faith that guided her will sustain you. We will see her again.

Eileen Solaz

March 13, 2018

For the last 20 years or so, I got to know Irene. She was always a welcome guest at the Solaz family gatherings. She shared great stories and was always good for comic relief. She made such a great impression on me and my family! She was always the optimist!! We love her and will truly miss her presence, but I am sure she will be watching over all of those whose lives she had touched in such a special way. God Bless you Irene and may you rest in eternal peace. We love you. The Solaz family.

Richard Camarro

March 12, 2018

Brian and family,

I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol J. Bruzzi

March 12, 2018

Dear Brian, Anna and family,
The Bruzzi family expresses their sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved Irene. We're sure she is smiling at us from heaven. Love to all,
Carol, Louis and Louie Bruzzi

Dianna Blanchard

March 12, 2018

Dear Brian, Anna and family,

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Irene was the life of the party, always smiling and dressed beautifully. We will all miss her very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Love Always,
Dianna & Terry

Ezio Sabatino

March 11, 2018

Brian and Family-

So sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura Matera

March 10, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom! She was a special woman and a great neighbor! She always had a smile on her face and was a classy dresser! She will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love & Deepest Sympathy, the Matera Family

FROM THE FAMILY