In loving memory of George Alonso, age 74, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, who peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023, in Clearwater, FL, after a brief yet courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by embracing life to the fullest.
George was born on September 19, 1949, in Morón, Camaguey, Cuba. He immigrated to the United States in 1960, where he later became a citizen. His family settled in New Jersey, and there he began building a life with the love of his life, Rosemary. George worked tirelessly to support his family, spending many years as a dedicated machine operator in various glass-making factories, including Ball Glass. Later, he served as a Route Driver at Herr's Chips until his well-deserved retirement.
Beyond his professional life, George was widely known for his kindness, friendliness, humor, empathy, and infectious smile. Despite his demanding work schedule, he always found time to coach his only child, George, in Little League teams in Carteret. His passion for baseball led him to manage and coach numerous kids in town. Additionally, he volunteered his time to help the parish youth of St. Joseph's in Carteret through youth groups and retreats. Affectionately known as "Uba" by many, George was like a second father to those he mentored. He opened his home and heart selflessly, offering solace and understanding to those in need.
George leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survived by his proud son and only child, George Alonso II, and his daughter-in-law, Nicole Alonso. He is also remembered by his three beloved grandchildren, George J. Alonso III, Madison, and Abigail. George is survived by his brother-in-law, Edward Morin, sister-in-law Dolores Audino-Ricci, and several nieces and nephews, including Ernie and Vivian Cleworth, Bryant and Amanda Morin, Joseph and Chrys Audino, Manny and Dawn Beltran, Michael and Renee Bosze, Tom and Karen Evans, Joseph, and Maryanne Mascia. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Rosemary Alonso, his parents Aida and Ronald Alonso, his sister Joanne Morin, and his niece Nancy Blue.
George Alonso's legacy lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered as a beacon of love, compassion, and empathy.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Beacon Direct Cremation