May 23, 1935 ~ November 29, 2016
Antonio 'TONI ALATI' Scirocco, 81, of Dunbar Hill Rd., Hamden, loving husband of Luisa Luongo Scirocco, passed away Nov. 29, 2016 after a brief illness. He was born in Pontelatone, Caserta, Italy May 23, 1935, a son of the late Prisco and Vittoria Parillo Scirocco, and served in the Italian Army before emigrating to the US in 1973. He was employed at the Henry Richards Co. and Elm City Management Co. before retiring in 2005. Antonio was a singer known as 'Toni Alati' and made 2 records while in Italy. In America he was a singer with Lanima Band. He was a member of the Hamden Bocce Assoc. and had had won many tournaments and trophies. He loved being outdoors, tending to his garden and relaxing in his hammock under the grapevines. He enjoyed making homemade wine, sausage, and sauce, and enjoyed watching soccer live and on TV. He always had a different story or joke about his past, and could light up a room with his laugh. Simply being around family made him happy. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Vittoria Scirocco Mills of Hamden, Teresa (Edwin) Rodriguez of Waterbury, and Claudio (Lauren) Scirocco of Hamden. Brother of Rosa (Vincenzo) Dimonaco of Hamden, Filomena and Fancesco Scirocco of Italy. Grandfather ('Nonno') of Anthony James 'AJ' and Christopher Michael Mills, Julianna and Antonio Scirocco, Ytalia and Edwin Rodriguez Jr. Brother-in-law of Letizia Fazzone and Stefania Theron of Switzerland. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Antonio was predeceased by his son-in-law James J. Mills, brothers; Giuseppe, Paulo, and Nicola Scirocco, and a sister, Maria Scirocco. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave. Hamden on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in the Church of the Ascension, 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd. Hamden. Entombment in All Saints Mausoleum. Friends may visit with his family Friday from 4:00-8:00 pm.