Simone P. “Sam” D’Alessio, 90, of Delray Beach, Fla., died on May 31, 2014.
The funeral is from the Galante Funeral Home, 54 Roseland Ave., Caldwell, N.J., on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Funeral Mass is at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Church, Roseland, N.J., at 9:45 a.m. Interment is at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, N.J. Visitation is on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m.
Sam was born in Orange, N.J., as well as resided there, and then married and moved to Montclair, N.J., retiring to Delray Beach in 1989.
He was a maintenance foreman at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove, N.J., for 35 years before retiring in 1986.
Sam served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Raider in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a past commander of the VFW Post 376 in West Orange, N.J.
He was a member of the Loyola Retreat House in Morristown, N.J., with the title of Companion of Saint Ignatius Loyola.
Sam was the husband of the late Louise (nee Manna); father of Peter J. D’Alessio, Patricia A. D’Alessio Olive, Denise Makhlouf, and Simone (Sam) D’Alessio Jr.; brother of Elizabeth “Betty” Pannucci, and grandfather of Jean Paul Jr., Matthew, Sammy III, Andrew, Alex, and Alyse.