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Hamden Obituaries: Alphonse Battipaglia, 86

He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a medic during World War II.

Alphonse Battipaglia, 86, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
Alphonse Battipaglia, 86, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.


Alphonse Battipaglia, 86, of Hamden, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford. He was the husband of Elaine E. Rogers Battipaglia.

Alphonse was born in New Haven on Aug. 18, 1927, the son of the late Alphonse and Mary Iannone Battipaglia. He served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a medic during WW II, and was a Certified Athletic Trainer and Therapist, having worked for Yale University Athletic Department for 37 years until his retirement.

He also was a part-time supervisor at the Physical Plant at Yale University and was a trainer for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, Lake Placid, NY in 1993.

Alphonse was a member and first president of the Prihillian Club of North Haven, member of the Knights of Columbus, the Coaches Club at Yale University, the New Haven Gridiron Club, the National and Connecticut Athletic Trainers Associations.

He was the father of Cheryl (Mitchell) Milone, William (Joan) Battipaglia, Paul (Roseann D’Amore) Battipaglia and Robert (Jennette) Battipaglia. He was the brother of Rose Battipaglia Nuzzo, Ralph (Jeanette) Barrie and the late Joseph, Dominic and Mary Battipaglia, and the grandfather of Alexa and Connor Milone, Alyssa, Emily, Paul Jr., Andrea, Mia, Ian, Eli, Tye and Cal Battipaglia.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter, 1 Selleck St., Norwalk, CT 06856.

www.northhavenfuneral.com 

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