Alan J. Petrucci of Newington, formerly of New Britain, born February 7, 1947, to Albert & Celia Petrucci, died on Saturday, February 19 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, after a brief illness.
He survived by his wife of 53 beautiful years, Jeanette (Chesery) Petrucci.
Al served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army as an Operating Room Specialist; for which he received a National Defense Service Metal, Good Conduct Medal & Sharpshooter Badge. He started his 40 plus year career as a meat cutter at Chicago Meat Center of New Britain, followed by a period at both Guido's Supermarket and Foodmart before retiring from Big Y Supermarkets where he perfected his talents as the legend of many meat counters. Alan was an avid fly fisherman, fly tyer, author & photographer. He touched many people's lives around the world with his beautiful blog, Small Stream Reflections, which was his passion. He was a lifelong Red Sox & Cowboys fan.
Al loved being in nature & was an accomplished hunter, which he loved enjoying with his son. Besides his parents, He was predeceased by his two brothers: Richard "Sonny" & Robert Petrucci; two sisters: Lorraine Romano and Linda Petrucci.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter Candace Emond & her husband Mel, his son Alan Jr. & his partner Krystina; and the lights of Papa's life, his grandchildren: Morgan & Ethan Emond. One sister Carol Brown & her husband Billy, three sisters-in-law Bonnie Wirtes & her husband John, Janice Brown & Elizabeth Petrucci, as well as many cherished nieces & nephews.
Alan was a man that loved the simple things in life and took the time to enjoy them & share them with all that he loved.
"It is more blessed to journey than to arrive"-One Man's River
Family and friends may gather in celebration of Alan's life with a visitation on Saturday, February 26th from 1-5pm at Paul Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave, New Britain, CT Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home. www.shakerfuneralhome.com
In lieu of Flowers: Please donate in Alan's name to:
200 Executive Blvd S
#4b, Southington, CT 06489.