Albert Romanelli

Albert Carmen Romanelli, 86, a life-long Beacon resident, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his home, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Albert was a devoted husband and loving father of five children & five grandchildren.

Albert was born on January 27, 1932 in Beacon, son of the late Antonio & Rose (DiMenza) Romanelli. He was a graduate of Beacon High School, and furthered course studies at Dutchess Community College.

Albert served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954; upon his discharge he returned to his position at IBM in East Fishkill, where he continued for 39-years, and retired as an advisory (senior associate) engineer.

On October 20, 1962 at St. Denis Catholic Church on Sylvan Lake in Hopewell Jct., he married Rosemary Ann Bolsover, who survives at home, having just celebrated 56-years of marriage. Together they raised two sons & three daughters who also survived him: Mark (Ana Maria) Romanelli, Maria (Ricky) Harrison, Anthony (Michelle) Romanelli, Christine (Juan) Romanelli-Ingles and Bernadette Romanelli.

He is survived by his five grandchildren: Trevi Romanelli, Brittani Romanelli, Tony Romanelli, Dillon Harrison and Jesse Harrison; and also his two sisters, Rose Polhemus and Jeanne (Richard) Cole; and several nieces, nephews & many friends.

He was predeceased by his two brothers and two sisters; Joseph & Anthony Romanelli, Mary Gunn and Antoinette Miller.

Albert loved & enjoyed going to the racetrack, casinos, and day-trips with his wife Rosemary. Albert had a passion for gardening; he took great pride in it at his home. He took his hobby of gardening and started the Beacon Farmers Market. He was known for his beautiful flowers and orchard; people would always drive by to admire his tulips & roses at his home on Rombout Avenue. He was known for his infectious smile, and his kind-humble and compassionate spirit. He was also very active in the Beacon community, and loved to volunteer.

Albert was Commissioner of Public Works in Beacon, Councilman-at-large for Beacon; Acting Mayor under Hon. Clara Lou Gould; Chairman of the Beacon recreation commission for 8-years; He was a boxing coach for the Golden Gloves at Beacon High School; Boy Scout Leader; a communicant of St. John Evangelist Church in Beacon, where he served as lector for many years, and St. John’s CYO and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 445 of Beacon; Co-chairman of the St. Anthony annual celebration; member of the St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary; Sergeant School PTA; helped with the food program with community action; a member of the Beacon Garden Club, and very active in Beacon’s fishing derby.

The Family & Friends will gather on Sunday, November 25th from 4-8pm at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10am, Monday, November 26th at St. John the Evangelist Church, Willow Street, Beacon, followed by interment and military honors at the St. Joachim Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Beacon.

Arrangements were entrusted to the professional care of the Libby Funeral Home of Beacon; to offer condolences, please visit: www.www.libbyfuneralhome.com. The family would like to give a special thanks to the caregivers, Mary Jane, Stanley, Millie and Donna, for the kindest and loving care given to their husband & father.

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  1. Paulette & Frank Pettorossi says:

    Dear Ro & Family,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Al. He was a gentle and kind man and he will be missed dearly.
    Loved his laughter & smile. May he Rest In Peace. Sorry we are not in town to go to the services & mass but know you are all in our hearts & mind during this sad time in life. I will call you when we return home in Dec. Ro
    Hugs & Love Paulette 😢❤️

  2. Erica Bolsover says:

    I have fond memories of my Uncle Al and his garden on Rombout Ave. Such a kind and gentle soul he was. I will miss you, Uncle Al. Rest in Peace.

  3. Kathy and Dave Curtin says:

    Mrs Romanelli and Family , We are so sorry to hear the passing of Mr Romanelli .He was a great man always smiling and loving his family .May God Bless him and May you cherish all your love and memories .

  4. Bruce & Mary Ann Wolfe says:

    Our sincere condolences to the Romanelli Family . Al was a wonderful kind man , he will truly be missed . Prayers for the family. Sincerely, Bruce & Mary Ann Wolfe. Spring Hill Florida

  5. Doug and Shelli Bolsover says:

    Uncle Al was truly one of a kind. Very proud of his family. His garden was always beautiful. A true gentleman. May fond memories buoy you all during this difficult time. Love and best wishes. Godspeed, Albert C. Romanelli, Godspeed.

  6. Tim & Jennifer Mansell says:

    What a privilege to have been neighbors of the Romanelli family on Rombout Avenue, Beacon, NY. We will forever remember Al, his kindness, generosity, and friendship over the years. We have so many fond memories of Al; his wonderful garden, his beautiful family, and the kindness he showed to us, when we arrived in Beacon in 1978. We will miss you Al. Heaven is a brighter place today! God bless Rosemary, Tony, Maria, Christine, Bernadette, and Mark. We love all of you.

  7. Joanne says:

    My sincere condolences to the entire family

  8. Annette Katz says:

    Maria, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Annette

  9. Ron & Theresa Plimley says:

    Our condolences to the Romanelli family.

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