Alberigo Romeo, lovingly known as Al, Allen, Carmelo, or Melo, 80, passed away on January 30, 2022.
Born in Locri, Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late, Francesco & Carmela (Cufari) Romeo.
After serving in the Italian Army, he emigrated to the United States and apprenticed as an auto body repairman in Stamford, Connecticut. He then moved to Springfield, where he worked at Larson Auto Body, and Tommy’s Auto Body, before opening Al’s Auto Body on William Street. He was a sought-after specialist in auto body restoration and worked on numerous classic & antique vehicles, including the custom built 1899 Knox Automobile, for the Springfield Museums. Al was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church where he also served as an usher. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, wine making, and card playing.
Alberigo was predeceased by his sister and five brothers in Italy. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Maria (Fusaro), son Francesco of Springfield, and son Tony & partner Rosario Tramontana of South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, February 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust Street in Springfield. Alberigo’s funeral will begin Saturday, 9 a.m. at Tazzini’s, proceeding to his 10 a.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial at Mt. Carmel Church. Entombment will follow in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Masks are required at all.
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a memorial contribution to the American Lung Association or the Mt. Carmel Church Renovation Fund.
Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.