Alphonse ‘Al’ John Eselunas, 99, WWII US Army military policeman

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Alphonse "Al" John Eselunas
Alphonse “Al” John Eselunas

Alphonse “Al” John Eselunas, of Williamsburg, died Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 99.

Al was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in New Britain, Connecticut. He lived there for 86 years before moving to Williamsburg to be close to family.

He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army during WWII as a military policeman in the 43rd Infantry Division. Before and after the war, Tuttle and Bailey employed him as an assembler for 35 years before his retirement.

His favorite pastime and passion was golf. He was often seen sitting around the putting green at Kingsmill Resort and Golf Club where he was always willing to give tips on putting or chipping. He even became the favorite fan of LPGA Pro Kris Tamulis.

Al’s wife of 49 years, Nellie Eselunas and son, Allan Edward Eselunas, preceded him in death.

He leaves behind his daughters, Gail Morris (Thomas), of Williamsburg and Karen Summerford (James), of Clifton; grandchildren, Kristine, Beth,and Perry; three great-grandchildren; as well as one niece and one nephew.

A funeral Mass service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in New Britain, Connecticut. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Britain, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The First Tee.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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