Meriden- Alfred M. Rousseau, 76, of Meriden passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Hartford Hospital after an illness of several months. Al was a lifelong Meriden resident being born on May 5, 1936 a son of the late Maxime and Elizabeth (Callahan) Rousseau. After graduating from Wilcox Techical High School in 1954 he opened his own garage and has been in business every since. Al belonged to the Lancraft Fife and Drum Corp. as a drummer, he loved to fly his plane and was Vice Chairman of Meriden Aviation Committee at Meriden Markham Airport , he was also an Auxillary State Trooper. Al was a very generous person who always helped people out, never asking for anything in return. He is survived by four children and their spouses, Jerilyn and David Giannette, Fred and LeeAnn Rousseau, Gary and Sue Rousseau and Mark and Dawn Rousseau all of Meriden, his longtime companion, June Kupfer, and three adored grandchildren, Troy, Rachael and Gary Jr.. He also leaves a sister, Jeanine Scarano and her husband George of Durham, two nieces, Lynne Witowski and Karen Bell, a nephew, James Scarano and lifelong friend, Charlie Borysewicz. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9:30 at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11am at St.Laurent Church, 121 Camp St. Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, February 1 from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations in Al's memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O.Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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  1. In the few times we met your dad, we found him to be a very friendly person. Chish the memories of him. Rit and Angie

  2. Marched a lot of miles during my Lancraft days with Al. Always a lot of fun to be around. He was a wonderful guy. Nothing but good memories. My thoughts and prayers to his family

  3. Dear Fred and family, Was so sad to read about Al’s passing in the paper. Please extend my condolences to June also. Always remember Al with a friendly hello and a joke when seeing him at the station. Sincerely, Mary Ann Pulcinella

  4. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Doug, Joyce & Adam Williams

  5. I was so sad to hear of the loss of Uncle Al. He was a great person and I always enjoyed all the stories he shared with me and his good sense of humor. My deepest sympathy to his children and to June.

  6. TO MY DEAREST LONGTIME FRIEND JUNE; I JUST TODAY LEARNED OF AL/S PASSING FROM A FRIEND WHO KNEW AL QUITE WELL..WORDS SOMEHOW SEEM SO INADEQUATE TO EXPRESS HOW SORRY I AM TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS…I KNOW THAT TIME AND HAPPY MEMORIES WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU HAVING LOST MY WIFE IN 2003., HAPPY MEMORIES STAY WITH YOU FOREVER. JUNE, BE ASSJURED MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU…..JOE

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