September 12, 1942 - January 20, 2014 Resided in South Windsor, CT
Allan E. Woollett, 71, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014. He grew up in East Hartford, Connecticut with best pals John Cavanaugh, Joe Burke, and Paul Giardi. After attending St. Mary's grammar school, and East Hartford High School, he was a student at UCONN. From 1964 to 1968, Al served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force at Clarke Air Force Base in the Philippines as well as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Later, Al worked as a senior systems analyst/programmer for The Hartford Insurance Company and retired in December 2006 after 30 years of employment. For many years, Al was an active member of the National Railway Historical Society and the Railroad Enthusiasts. During his retirement, Al belonged to the Super Sixties Sportsman's Club and was a volunteer at Manchester Hospital. An avid NY Giants and Yankees fan, Al visited "enemy territory" last summer when he attended a Yankees/Sox game at Fenway with his daughter Laura.
Al will be missed by many, including: cousins Jerry and Rosemary Zacchia, Bill and Coral Mealia, Judy and Alan Small; sister- and brother-in-law Kay and Bryan Leone; nieces and nephew Emily, Jen, and Tim Leone; good friends Charlie and Carmel Eastwood, Rob and Kathy Pavlat; Boris, his treasured cat; his wife of 38 years, Betty; daughter and son-in-law Laura Woollett and Joel McGrath; and his granddaughter Hazel.
Al hoped to see his beloved cat Nefer on the other side, and he would likely say his one regret was that he didn't eat enough chocolate.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10 a.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 41 Park St., Manchester, CT. Burial will be private at the request of his family. There are no calling hours. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor has care of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the CT Humane Society, 701 Russell Rd., Newington, CT 06111. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.