Obituary: Alfred Neves, 72

obituariesAlfred Neves, age 72, of Southington entered into rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Waterbury on January 31, 1944, son of the late John and Emmelinda (Souza) Neves.  A lifelong Connecticut resident, Al was a graduate of Crosby High School, Waterbury and the University of Hartford.

Al is survived by his loving wife Shirley (Lombardo-Rozyn) Neves and many wonderful friends and family.  His family includes his daughters Alexandria Neves Cirasuolo and Jennifer Neves; his son-in-law David Cirasuolo, grandchildren Ryan and Catherine Cirasuolo: and his brother in law James Lombardo.  His numerous nephews and nieces include: Gary Fontaine and his family, David Fontaine, Susan Fontaine, Nancy Stayton and her family, John Neves, Kevin Neves & Debby Neves Lockhart and her family, Mia Lombardo and Merissa Lombardo.  Al is the son of Joa (John) Neves and Emmelinda Souza de Neves of Waterbury.  He was pre-deceased by his older brothers Joseph, John and David Neves, as well as his sister Diane Fontaine.

Al was the founder of several successful businesses, including the Connecticut Business Times and later The Business Exchange, dedicated to the vitality of local business here in our state.  He was a student of history and a silent professor for those fortunate enough to listen.  For all who knew him, Al was always a source of laughter, a walking encyclopedia of jokes that even Google hasn’t written the algorithm to compete with.

Al was also a very kind, generous, and compassionate person, and later in life a devout Christian.  He was devoted to his church, and loved leading bible studies.   Al was an avid sports fan of UCONN as well as the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox.  As a proud grandparent, you would often see Al on the sidelines at one of his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He will be remembered forever fondly and will be missed dearly.

Visitation will be on Monday from 4 pm until 6:30 pm followed by a service at 6:30, at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home 211 N. Main St. in Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, especially those on the C5 floor.  The family asks that any donations be made to the CenterPoint Community Church, 840 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

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