Alfred Giansanti

January 3, 1923September 8, 2013

Uncasville-Alfred Giansanti, 90, of Uncasville, passed away September 8, 2013 at the William W. Backus Hospital. He was born January 3, 1923, the son of the late Alfonso and Rose (Papagna) Giansanti. He served in the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1956. He married Yolanda (Romano) June 21, 1952 in Hartford CT. She survives him. He had been employed as the Water Commissioner for the Town for East Lyme. Alfred was a life member of the Montville VFW. He loved to cook as well as loved arts and crafts. He was a championship duck pin bowler and was a middleweight boxer while serving in the US Coast Guard. He loved baseball and was the past President of the Eastern CT Board of Umpires. In addition to his wife Yolanda, he is survived by his sons Alfonso Giansanti and wife Diane of Salem, Michael Giansanti of Phoenix, AZ, daughters Patricia Beetham and husband Russ of Oakdale, Alana Cancelmo and husband Benjamin Jr. of East Lyme, sister Julie Costanzo of Enfield, grandchildren Alfonso II, Marcus, Melissa, Sonya, Julia, Alex, Celina, Benny, Nick, Vinny, Nicole, Anthony, Mattie and Nina, and by 4 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at the Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen on Thursday evening from 4 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at St. Johns Church in Montville at 10 am. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Montville. To leave a message of condolence for Alfred’s family, please visit his memorial at Memorial donations in Alfred Giansanti’s memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association, 321 Research Pkwy #212, Meriden, CT 06450. The Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, 53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, is entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 13, 2013

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Mike & Fran Iavarone

November 4, 2013

Dear Lonnie.. Sorry to hear that Al passed away. We haven't seen you or Al in several years. We enjoyed dancing with you & Al when both of you were members of the "Lads & Lassies Square Dance Club in East Lyme Ct. We will miss him. Please except our sympathy.

Francis Breton

September 25, 2013

To the Giansanti family My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Paul & Joyce Romano

September 19, 2013

Dear Lony I would like to say how sorry to hear about Al I just heard today about his passing.

Debbie Green Contillo

September 18, 2013

Although it has been a long time since I've seen your Dad, I still remember his great big smile, and his words of kindness to me.

You are all on our thoughts and prayers.

John and Debbie Green Contillo
Quaker Hill

Alfonso Giansanti

September 16, 2013

Thank you all for your words of comfort, love and kind remembrance of my dad. He was definitely one of a kind!

Barry Card

September 15, 2013

Al and family
my thoughts and prays are with you all at this time.

fran sylvia

September 13, 2013

To the Giansanti family, I was so sorry to see Al's obituary. He was a very sweet man with a wonderful family.God bless you all at this sad time.

September 13, 2013

Dear Aunt Lonnie and family, We are so sad to hear of Uncle Al's passing. He was loved and will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Bob and Barbara Giansanti

September 13, 2013

Sorry we were unable to attend the services but our spirits are with you. Our prayers go out to the family. Glad we were able to spend some time with Uncle Al before God called him home.
Love to you all, Dave & Terry MacDoanld

September 13, 2013

To Aunt Lonnie and thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Uncle Al's memories will live in the hearts of many people. God Bless.
Your niece (and cousin), Rosemary (Giansanti) St. John