Alexander P. Infantino (“Mouse”) of Taunton, MA passed away on April 9th, 2022 at the age of 75. He was the loving husband of Denise (Entner, Legaski) Infantino; Beloved father of Alexander “Keith” Infantino and his wife, Rachel J. Hundley; Stepfather of Jessica Kennedy of Arlington and Joseph Legaski of Taunton; Father in Law of Paddy San of Abington; Beloved brother to Toni Howard of Conway, NH and William “Billy” Infantino and his wife Elaine of Bridgewater; Son-in-law of Frieda Entner of Hawley, PA; Brother-in-law of Richard and Annmarie Entner of Hawley, PA, and Scott Eames of Sims, NC; Beloved uncle of Nicholos Howard and his wife Elaine Howard, and Corrie Spaulding and her husband Joshua Spaulding; Grandfather of River and Jane Infantino, Emily Sutherland, and Alexa Kennedy; Great uncle of Cadence Howard; Formerly married to Jocelyn (Eames) Infantino; Preceded in death by brother-in-law Jay Howard and step daughter Jennifer San.
Alex was born in Boston to Alexander and Ethel Infantino. He graduated from Hyde Park High School in 1964. He married his high school girlfriend, Jocelyn, and together they had one son, Keith. Alex worked at Boston Envelope for over 25 years as a production coordinator, operations manager, and machine designer and he carried those skills to other companies until he retired. He married Denise in 2004 and he loved her children as his own.
Alex loved new challenges and the satisfaction of solving problems. Alex was the first on the block to get a computer as soon as they became available. He would stay up all night messing it up and figuring out how to get it working again. His amazing mechanical mind extended into a love of cars, especially his ’72 Corvette, which he always seemed to be repairing. In his early years he fixed up cars just to smash them to bits in demolition derbies – once driving a $50 car, that only went in reverse, from Stoughton to Norwood Arena.
Being outdoors, hunting with his buddies, and camping, canoeing, and fishing with his family were some of Alex’s favorite things. He had an adventurous spirit and it seemed like he could do anything he set his mind to. He ran multiple 10Ks and marathons. Alex also made fun adventures for those around him. His Fourth of July fireworks, launched from the Saco River, were legendary. He built horseshoe pits in his backyard for family and friends, a zip line for the kids, and even an ice skating rink one winter. He loved scuba diving to find lobsters under the biggest rock he could lift and then bringing them home to boil. He was a master of the kitchen, preparing all types of seafood, traditional Italian dishes, and of course his famous chili.
Family and friends knew Alex as a loyal protector and defender, and also a bit of a wildcard. He was quick to help when someone needed a hand, especially with car troubles. He also loved to pop out at surprise parties, four hours away from home, whether he was expected or not. At home, Alex treasured his collection of bitters bottles, vinyl, and reel to reel tapes which he meticulously organized. He passed his tenacious and competitive spirit as well as his love of music to his son, Keith. Alex spent countless weekends driving Keith to compete in karate tournaments and later driving or flying to his son’s rock shows. Alex loved his wife Denise and never wanted to be apart from her. He adored his grandchildren, River, Jane, Emily, and Alexa, and was so proud of them. He looked forward to each new update, enthusiastically sharing every photo with family and friends. Alex will be greatly missed by those who had the good fortune to know and love him and be loved by him.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday April 30 from 11am to 2pm in the Quealy & Son Funeral Home 116 Adams Street, Abington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mass General Research Institute at https://giving.massgeneral.org/donate
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