Allerio Brancaleone, 65, of The Villages, Fla. and Gloucester, husband of Grace “Paddy” (Curcuru) Brancaleone, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at The Villages Regional Hospital in The Villages.
Born in Gloucester on October 1, 1950, he was the son of the late Antonio Brancaleone and Nina (Loicano) Brancaleone. Allerio was part of the last class to graduate from St. Ann High School in 1968. At 13 years old he spent summers fishing on his families fishing boats “The Joseph and Lucia II and III” until he graduated from high school. He was very proud to be part of a family that had such strong work ethics and were very successful in the fishing industry. He also worked out of New Bedford for many years with his father-in-law John B. Curcuru. Allerio captained several boats including the Tony and Nina. After 25 years of fishing he decided to start a new career as a Machinist and started working at Gloucester Engineering. He retired in 2011 after 20 years of service and moved to The Villages. During his retirement, he found his paradise, living the life in The Villages and traveling the world with his wife Paddy. He was also an avid football fan. His greatest joy were his children and grandchildren. Allerio is survived by his wife of 45 years, Grace Brancaleone; his two children, Nina, wife of Daniel Alves of Gloucester and Philip, fiancé of Lindsey Washburn of Ipswich; two grandchildren, Marisa and Daniel Alves of Gloucester. He is also survived by his mother, Nina (Loicano) Brancaleone of Gloucester; his two brothers, Joseph, husband of Kathleen Brancaleone of Gloucester, Thomas, husband of Jane Brancaleone of Gloucester; two brothers-in-law, Michael, husband of Joyce Curcuru of Gloucester, Philip, husband of Elizabeth Curcuru of St. Petersburg, Fla., along with many nieces and nephews; and the special friendship with his cousin, Joseph "Peppy" Randazza and his wife Maria. He was predeceased by his father, Antonio Brancaleone; father-in-law, John B. Curcuru; mother-in-law, Phyllis (O’Maley) Curcuru and brother-in-law, John B. Curcuru Jr.
In keeping with Allerio’s explicit wishes there are no visiting hours and services and burial will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to: Holy Family Parish, 60 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. Arrangements are by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester, MA. Online condolences may be given at: www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  September 22, 2016