1949 – 2019
Putnam – Alfred Konesni, 69, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019, following a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Meredith Shaw Konesni for 47 years and devoted to his daughter, Kerensa Natasha of Putnam and his two “Texas Roses,” daughter, Courtney, and granddaughter, Mia. Al is also survived by his siblings, Bill Konesni and wife Judy of Pomfret; John Kone and wife Connie of Marietta, GA; JoAnne Mitchell and husband Andrew of Bloomfield; and sister-in-law Edith Konesni of Belfast, ME; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He had an especially close relationship with his nephew, Jon Preble. His siblings, Pauline and Andrew, and his beloved son, Christian Shaw Konesni, predeceased him.
The son of the late Erwin A. and Estelle Konesni, Al was raised in Pomfret. He graduated from Putnam High School in 1967 and UCONN in 1971, with degrees in Economics and Political Science. He retired as a partner in The Sanford F. Hall Agency, Inc., Avon, CT.
Al enjoyed home renovation, cooking, traveling, and caring for others. He had a secret soft spot for the elderly and anyone in need; cooking for them and visiting them, and in recent years was a Masonicare hospice volunteer. He and Merry also enjoyed time spent at home in Putnam, winters in Melbourne, FL, and summers in York Beach, ME.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on September 21, 2019 at the Living Faith United Methodist Church, Grove St., Putnam, CT followed by burial in Putnam Heights Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Red Cross of CT, 209 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06032 or The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.
For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.