Alfred N. Rongone

April 3rd, 2019

Alfred N. Rongone, age 82, of Wilmington, passed away on April 1, 2019. Alfred was born on March 9, 1937. He was a hard-working man, working up until the day he was called back to his wife, Renzel and his parents, Alfred and Susan.

Alfred grew up in East Boston until his parents moved to Lexington, where he attended high school. He started working on Draglines with his father right out of high school while taking college courses at night. He also entered the Air Force, where he got the opportunity to see much of Europe and Africa.

After the Air Force, Alfred focused his time on working in the family business, A. Rongone & Sons, with his father and brother, Edward. For years, he worked side by side with his father learning all he could about Draglines and he loved every minute of it.

For more than 60 years, he has been all over Massachusetts, parts of New Hampshire and Rhode Island running Draglines and doing what he loved. He met many people and was an unforgettable guy, he will live on in the hearts and memories of so many.

He is survived by his son Allen Rongone, son Wayne Rongone, daughter April Hunt, daughter Angela Merrill and her husband E.J., and son Nicholas Rongone and his wife Marcia. His four grandchildren, Sofia, Anthony, Avery and Lylah. His nieces Carol Carbutt and Anne McCormack and their families, and his sister-in-law, Ave Rongone. His Great-nieces HaleySue and Sariah.

He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity and strong work ethic. Rest easy, Big Al.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, April 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Alfred’s name may be made to the Chester Police Benevolent Assoc., 84 Chester St., Chester, NH 03036 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.


16 Entries in Guest Book for “Alfred N. Rongone”

  1. Stephanie Wilkins says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family!

  2. Jan Gallagher says:

    My heart is full of sadness for the untimely loss of this unforgettable man. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  3. Susan Manini says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you all.

  4. Carolyn Deschenes says:

    A wonderful man and loving tribute to a life well lived. Sincere sympathies to Al’s family and friends.

  5. Ronnie Ventura says:

    What a lovely man! He will certainly be missed. Sending my deepest sympathy to Angela and her entire family.

  6. Lorraine Priest says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I’m sure he will be deeply missed, but will live on in your heart forever.

  7. Deefee Spiros says:

    I could always see how close you were to your Dad. That feeling will never leave you as he will always be with you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  8. Mark Donovan says:

    Was so glad to talk with last summer passing through. Will always remember our talks and advice you gave me from the 70’s into the 2000’s. Will miss your practical sense of humor. Much peace to you and family.

  9. Haley & Sariah says:

    Uncle Allan, April, Angela and Ohana
    We are heartbroken to hear of your daddy passing away. Even though we live in Maui I remember your dad as an energetic, outgoing and funny person. He made us feel like his own Ohana. We are sure he is up in Heaven
    with your mom and all their friends, maybe even our Dad.
    We love you
    Haley & Sariah

  10. Laurie Riley says:

    No words ???? for the pain I know you are feeling.
    Much Love to you All

  11. Heather Hamilton says:

    I am so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to Angela and the entire family. Keeping you all in my prayers during this difficult time.

  12. Maryellen Kenney says:

    My deepest condolences to Angela and all your family. Al was a great guy and I’m happy to say I knew him. Hugs and prayers to all.

  13. Paul Francis, TSA says:

    EJ and Angela, Your entire TSA work family is so sorry for your loss. We are all keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
    the Boston team.

  14. Sharyn Taitz says:

    So sorry for your loss… So happy to have known Al, if only for a short time. Love, prayers and hugs to Angela, EJ and Avery — and the entire Rongone family…

  15. Rusty and Lou says:

    What a shock this must have been. So sorry for you and your family. My heart goes out to you. It’s so difficult to lose a loved one.

  16. Katie. Carbone says:

    So sorry for the loss of a great man. I knew Al from my place of work and he would come in and buy lottery tickets, hoping to get the big one! Such a shock to hear of his accident.I will miss his smiling face and great knowledge on any topic we talked about. xoxooox

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