Alerio F. Orlando, 65, husband of Judith M. (Bradford) Menicocci, of Gloucester, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, May 7, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Born in Gloucester on August 25, 1946, he was the son of the late Carlo and Grace (Loicaino) Orlando.
He was a graduate of St. Ann’s High School in 1965 and spent two years in the Air Force. Alerio retired from the Gloucester Postal Office after 30 years of service and worked for the last eight years at the Eastern Point Retreat House.
He was an avid golfer and could be found on a sunny afternoon playing the links with his good friends. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling with his wife to Sicily, California, Arizona and Florida. Alerio enjoyed a healthy life style of walking and exercising daily at the YMCA. Alerio also greatly cherished spending time with family, playing cards with friends, as well as listening to music. Those who knew him will miss him greatly.
He is survived by his current wife of two and a half years, Judith M. Menicocci; his daughter Carrie Jerome; his son Garrin Orlando; grandchildren Jesse Orlando Jerome and Abbey Rose Jerome; brother John Orlando; sister Sara Fronteiro and husband John of Boyton Beach, FL; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by good friends and traveling partners Joe and Hellen Aiello; as well as step children Christina Carey and husband Mike, Lynne Renales and husband Craig, Melissa Menicocci and husband Kirk Hoysradt, as well as many step grandchildren who adored him and affectionately called him “Oreo.”
He was predeceased by his wife Sandra J. (Aiello) Orlando and brother Jimmy “Tank” Orlando.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester, on Saturday, May 12th at 10:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Following the service a Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Woodman’s Essex Room.
For online condolences, please visit greelyfuneralhome.com.