Alfred Edmund Ceppaluni Jr., 81, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away on April 15, 2023. He was born in Long Branch, New Jersey to the late Alfred Ceppaluni Sr. and Rose Figaro. Alfred attended Long Branch High School. He married the love of his life Roselynn, and together they had two sons, and spent 49 happy years together.
Alfred began his employment as an entrepreneur in the sporting goods industry, opening his own businesses, Big Al's Sports Roundup and Okay Screen Printing. He also worked as a sporting goods sales executive for MASCO Sports and Leisure Sports.
Despite his busy work schedule, in his free time Alfred enjoyed watching the Mets, Giants, and Rangers. However, quality time spent with his family came first, as he loved raising his sons and watching his grandsons grow up. He enjoyed listening to music outdoors with his wife and having Friday pizza nights, Saturday steak nights, and Sunday pasta nights. Alfred loved to go bowling and was a baseball umpire in his mid-life days. He dedicated time to volunteering with the Kiwanis Club. He also sponsored local softball teams with Big Al's Sports Roundup.
Alfred is survived by his wife Roselynn, sons John and Daniel Ceppaluni, grandsons Charles and William Ceppaluni, sister Jacqueline Mazza, brother in law Charles Norton, Jr., nephews Donald Mazza-Dara and Chris Norton, and nieces Diane Kirk-Ron and Liz Norton Boyd. He is deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.
Alfred will always be remembered for his hard work, dedication to his family, and love of sports.
A memorial gathering to remember and celebrate Alfred's life will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Avenue in Long Branch. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1st at 11:00 am at St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, 254 Wall St in West Long Branch. The family invites you to leave a letter of condolence by selecting the Tribute/Guestbook link above.
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