Mr. Alberico “Al” Nardone, 79, loving husband for 54 years of Josephine DiPaola Nardone and a resident of Painter, formerly of Kingston, N.Y., passed away Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019.
Born April 6, 1939, in Calore-Avellino, Italy, and reared in Benevento, Italy, Mr. Nardone was the youngest child born to the late Pompilio Nardone and Carmella Pucillo Nardone. Mr. Nardone and Josephine met through a large youth Italian agricultural program, in which they both competed, before moving and making their home in New York.
Mr. Nardone was trained in the art of masonry in the United States and, with his sharp mathematical and detail-oriented mind, became a successful mason. For many years he owned and operated Al Nardone Masonry. Following their move to a quieter life on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1998, he continued to share his masonry talent in many building projects – most importantly, in their beautiful home on Nandua Creek and in his beloved church, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Onley, with their recent expansion.
In addition to being a pillar and devoted, committed member of St. Peter’s, Mr. Nardone enjoyed gardening, wood-working, wine-making and cooking. His sudden loss is difficult at this time, but fond and treasured memories will remain in the hearts of those he loved, and who loved him.
Surviving Mr. Nardone, along with his loving wife, are his son, Joseph Nardone and wife, Brynna Carpenter-Nardone, and their children, Benjamin and Amalia, of North Greenbush, N.Y.; his daughter, Eva Nardone and husband, Raymond Duran, of Danbury, Conn.; his two sisters and brother, Antonietta, Enrica and Vincenzo, all of Benevento, Italy; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. A service and urn interment will be held in New York at a later date.
Memorial donations in Mr. Nardone’s memory may be made to St. Peter’s Construction Fund, P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA 23418, or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 500 E. Plume St., Suite 502, Norfolk, Va. 23510 (www.lls.org/virginia)
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at: www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.