Alfred C. Torsiello

October 10, 1923 ~ April 22, 2019 (age 95)


Alfred C. Torsiello, 95, of Torrington, CT, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Helen (Vernali) Torsiello.

Born October 10, 1923, in Torrington, CT, he was the son of the late Chester and Coltilda (Porcelli) Torsiello.  He served his country with the US Army during World War II.  Among the awards and decorations, he received upon his honorable discharge in 1945, were the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with two bronze battle stars, the WWII Victory Ribbon and the American Theatre Campaign Ribbon.  He was employed by the Torrington Company in the Excelsior Plant for 41 years, until his retirement and later worked for the South Florida Fair Grounds in the Maintenance Department, until returning home to Torrington.

In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by two sons, Michael Torsiello and his wife Catherine of Torrington, Robert Torsiello and his wife Kristine of Jupiter, FL; two daughters, Linda Asklar and her husband Gerald of Harwinton; Deborah Hagibes and her husband John of Lake Worth, FL; one son-in-law, Greg Troughton; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Troughton; two brothers, Chester and Armand Torsiello and two sisters, Michaelina DiNardo and Josephine Carey.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, with the cortege leaving at 10:30 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (Our Lady of Hope Parish) 78 Litchfield Rd., Harwinton, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m.   Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery with full military honors accorded.  Relatives and friends may call on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW, 406 West 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111.  Condolences may be sent to the Torsiello family by visiting



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April 29, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
April 29, 2019

11:00 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
78 Litchfield Road
Harwinton, CT 06791


406 West 34th St., Kansas City MO 64111

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