Leone, Albert T.

Albert T. Leone of Avon husband of Jane (Beckley) Leone passed away peacefully at his home Saturday May 16, 2020.
Born in Farmington April 11, 1928, son of the late Tomaso and Natalina (Tribuzio) Leone. Al was predeceased by his three brothers Arthur Leone, Orlando Leone and Thomas Leone and three sisters Mary Fasolo, Rose Frascatore, and Catherine Lee. Al was a graduate of Farmington High School where he was the captain of the basketball team from 1945 – 1946. He then joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and later he served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion – James Palache Post #53 where he received the American Legion Hero Medal . He also earned the coveted Carnegie Hero Medal for helping save the lives of five people during the flood of 1955 in Farmington. Al worked for Connecticut Light and Power for 39 years, retiring in 1993 as Chief Lineman. During his career at CL&P he received the Edison Electric Institute Award for saving the life of a fellow lineman. He was a member of the Prince Thomas of Savoy Society in Avon and a long time member and officer of the Cittadini Lenolese Club in Farmington.
Al had a work ethic that was unmatched. He was selfless, loved to dance and was great at it. One of his passions was gardening. Al was very proud of his vegetables that he generously shared with everyone. He enjoyed raising ducks and was happy when people would come to see them. Al treasured spending time at his home in Cape Cod with his family and their annual Fourth of July neighborhood parade.
Family was very important to Al. He loved and was very proud of his children and cherished grandchildren. He was not only a hero but an admired role model and a kind, generous uncle, brother, father, grandfather, husband, friend, and neighbor. He was always there to help anyone who needed it and made everyone feel special, appreciated and important.
Besides his wife Jane, Albert leaves his three daughters, Elizabeth L. Alissi and her husband James of West Hartford, Jennifer L. Batchelder of Avon and Sarah J. Leone of Suffield, his two sisters, Anita Metivier of Maine, and Jean Bouchard of Canton, four beloved grandchildren, Alyson Alissi, Jack Alissi, and Luci Alissi, and Sam Batchelder and many adored nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Beatrice Asiedu for her unwavering love and care over the past year.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Alberts name to Foodshare 450 Woodland Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002-1342 Tel: 860-286-9999
Graveside Funeral services will be held privately for the family at St. Joseph Cemetery Plainville

Calling Hours

Funeral Service



St. Joseph Cemetery ~ Plainville

Memorial Contribution

In Alberts name to Foodshare 450 Woodland Avenue Bloomfield, CT 06002-1342 Tel: 860-286-9999

8 Responses to 'Leone, Albert T.'

  1. Tom Carr says:

    Dear Jen,
    I have thought of your father often and remember how fondly you spoke of him. Your stories of his hard work and love for his family suggest how much he will be missed.
    . My family and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Tom Carr

  2. Nancy Sowa says:

    My sincere condolences to Al’s family. My late husband, Reggie Sowa, worked with Al at CL&P and always spoke so highly of his friend. I too am so sorry for your loss, as Jane and I went to high school together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Nancy Sowa

  3. LisaHahn says:

    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Al. He was a longtime friend of my dad, Joe Labbadia. I loved hearing all their adventures. May he Rest In Peace.

    Prayers to your family,

    Lisa and Craig Hahn

  4. Sophie Sopelak says:

    Dear Jane and family,
    Don and I extend our sincerest sympathy on Al’s death. He always exuded happiness and conviviality!
    Don and Sophie Sopelak

  5. Daniel G. Brown Jr, says:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Al’s passing. He was a longtime friend and fellow CL& P employee of my Dad, spanning almost 5 decades. I’ve known Al for my entire life, and I will always appreciate our friendship. He was a wonderful person and had an upbeat, positive out look on life. Our world has lost a tremendous human being. My condolences to Jane and the entire Leone family.

  6. Wendy Villani says:

    Jennifer and family I am so very sorry for the loss you are experiencing. What a special person. How very lucky you are to have had such a special beautiful soul as part of your family. Hugs and prayers to you.

  7. Howard Sowalsky says:

    Dear Jen and Sam;

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.

    Our whole family’s thoughts, sadness, and love are with all of you at this difficult time. May Al’s memory be for a blessing.


    Dora and Howard

  8. Lusa Lee Reed says:

    Mr. Leone was ine of the nicest oeople i ever met and my hero as a Father. Rest in peace sir. God Bless You.

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