July 28, 1929 – June 16, 2020
Obituary for Aladino A. Orlando Dateline: Portland
Aladino A. Orlando age 90 of Portland passed away Tuesday June 16, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Portland to Richard & Anunciata Grassi Orlando on July 28, 1929. He attended Portland schools and served in the US. Army.
Al married the love of his life Joanne (Spizzuoco) Orlando on Nov 8, 1952 and together they raised their three children. They were married 53 years until the passing of Joanne in 2004.
Al worked in the food industry throughout his life, but his true passion was the gift of woodworking. He’ll be remembered for his beautiful furniture and toys he made over the years.
He was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
Besides his wife is predeceased by his parents, his sister Aitana Tripaldi, brothers, Henry and Louis Orlando.
He is survived by his children, Sabato “Sam” Orlando of New York City, Carmela & her husband (Rick) Holden, of Portland, and their children, Lindsay & her husband (Rick) Wood, and their children, Quinn, and Leighton Wood, also Tyler, Marisa Holden, and Anthony and his wife (Suzanne) Orlando of Portland, and their children, Gage, & Bryce Randall. Also survived by several nieces & nephews.
A private visitation and service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in New Calvary Cemetery, So. Portland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society of Maine, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300, Topsham, ME. 04086. For further information, and to send a tribute please visit www.jonesrichandbarnes.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, Portland.
The Orlando family wishes to express their deep gratitude to the amazing caregivers who cared for AL to the end of his journey.
- Richard Orlando, Father (deceased)
- Anunciata Grassi Orlando, Mother (deceased)
- Joanne (Spizzioco) Orlando, Wife (deceased)
- Sabato "Sam" Orlando, Grandson
- Carmela Holden (Rick Holden), Daughter
- Lindsay Wood (Rick Wood), Granddaughter
- Quinn Wood, Great Granddaughter
- Leighton Wood, Great Grandson
- Tyler Holden, Grandson
- Marisa Holden, Granddaughter
- Anthony Orlando (Suzanne Orlando), Son
- Gage Randall, Grandson
- Bryce Randall, Grandson
American Cancer Society of Maine
1 Bowdoin Mill Island Suite #300, Topsham, Maine 04086
Private Celebration of Life Service
Friday, June 26, 2020
June 29, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I remember your father and mother on Newbury Street many years ago and I always remember that they both had smiles on their faces all the time. Condolences to the entire family and God bless all of you.
June 24, 2020
Carmella and family: Your dad was such a sweet, gentle man and he will be missed greatly by me as well. You were such a good daughter to him even to the very end. Love you. Andrea and family
June 23, 2020
Carmela, Tony and Sammy,
My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your father. I always enjoyed his advise and humor as we were growing up on Hennessy Drive. What a great time it was !
May your father rest in peace with your mother
Peace to your families during this time of loss
June 23, 2020
I was sorry to read of Al’s passing. We were next door neighbors for over 25 years and was always welcomed by he and Jo as part of the family around the holidays, sharing Xmas cookies and spirits as well as stories and advice. I missed his friendly neighborhood feel when I moved out of the “hood”. Condolences to the entire family.
Peter Montalto, 3rd
June 22, 2020
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Sam, Carmela and Richard, your dad was a great man of many strengths. May he rest in peace next to his wife Jenny, with whom he loved and adored, for all eternity.