John Ignatius Alessi


John Ignatius Alessi, 92, formerly of Marlboro, loving husband of Shirley Endicott Alessi, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2022 at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Son of Joseph and Carmela, immigrants from Sicily, Italy, John grew up in New York City and attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. He matriculated at Pace University. John was a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War and served eight years as Sargent First Class in the reserves.

John believed in hard work and loyalty, staying at Central Hudson Gas and Electric for 35 years. He obtained his real estate license and enjoyed meeting people and selling them houses. John was a gregarious man and well liked by everyone who met him. He loved to tell jokes and make people smile.

John was married to Colette Renaud Alessi for 35 years until her death. They raised three daughters together, Catherine O’Hanlon (Michael), Louise Alessi (Patrick Mouial), and Margaret Alessi (Michael Ruffner).

John leaves step-daughters Kim Domino, Robin Vizachero, Karen Endicott (deceased) (Chris Karlatiras) and step-son Kevin Endicott (Tami).

Family was paramount to John and he loved his 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews.

The date for a memorial service of internment at Sarasota National Ceremony has not yet been set.

Donations in John’s name may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center

or Chapters Health System Lifepath Hospice