Alfred T Conte

Alfred T. Conte, 90,
Decorated WWII veteran

Alfred T. Conte, 90, of the Boothwyn section of Upper Chichester, a decorated veteran of World War II, died Sept. 5 at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.

Born and reared in Marcus Hook, Mr. Conte was employed with his father in the barrel repair business in Trainer from 1939 until he was drafted into the US Army Air Corps in 1941.

He attained the rank of master sergeant crew chief and served in England during World War II. He was awarded four Bronze Battle Stars, the Bronze Star Medal, European Defense Medal, African European Campaign Award and the American Defense Ribbon.

After his honorable discharge in 1945, Mr. Conte went into business with his brother, operating Chichester Cleaners from 1945 to 1951. He worked at Boeing Vertol from 1951-1956 and then again at the cleaners from 1958-1970.

Mr. Conte was employed by FMC in Marcus Hook from 1970-1976 and Widener University from 1976 until his retirement in 1982.

A resident of Boothwyn for most of his life, he was an avid bowler, gardener and lifetime member of Boothwyn Fire Co. Mr. Conte was also a longtime member of Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Church in Marcus Hook and a member of the Delaware County Fire Police.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Mr. Conte was the son of the late Emilio and Libera DiCrosta Conte. He was the brother of the late Ralph, Joe, Mike, Albert, Vince, Butch and Fanny.

Survivors: Wife of 59 years, Sophie M. Poleck Conte; children, Vanessa Fineberg of Abington, Rita Delengowski of West Deptford, N.J. and Larry Conte of Boothwyn; siblings, Anthony Conte, Lawrence Conte, Angie Tyman, and Anna DiAngelis; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Mass: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Church, Marcus Hook.

Visitation: 7-9 p.m. today and 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home, 1459 Market St., Linwood.

Burial: Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood.


Published in The Daily Times on Sep 7, 2008