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“Joe was a friend, he welcomed me warmly as an outsider arriving in Connecticut in 2006 from California of all places without hesitation and became a...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Howard Barnett - Salinas, CA

“Sheila and ChildrenThere was only one Joe! We were all lucky to spend time with him along the way.Our thoughts are with you all.Adam & Marshall ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Adam Sager - Greensboro, NC

“Sheila and family,Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Bunny and Michael Weitz ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Bunny and Michael Weitz - FL

4 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa McLeod - Quincy, MA

5 of 12 | Posted by: Peter mcleod - Quincy, MA

6 of 12 | Posted by: Christina mcleod - Quincy, MA

“To the Alpert Family. Joe was a wonderful friend. Sending prayers to you all. We had wonderful times together. Cherish the memories. I can't...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Peter mcleod - Quincy, MA

“My heart is broken for you all. Joe was a wonderful kind and funny man. He would always sing I'm not Lisa to me. I will always remember the great...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa McLeod - Quincy, MA

“Sheila, Susan, Matthew and Jonathan, we are so sorry for your loss. He was much too young. I will always remember Joe with a smile and joke. May God...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sheila,Jonathan,Matthew,Susan - I am so very sorry for your loss. I can't even express how very sad we are to have lost such a very special friend. ...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences. Joe will truly be missed. What an amazing man...Lynne ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Lynne Moses - Glastonbury, CT

“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home - CT

Joseph M. Alpert, 75, of Manchester CT, beloved husband of Sheila (Zelman) Alpert, died on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 30, 1942, son of the late Elias and Helen (Mones) Alpert. Joe grew up in Boston, MA, and graduated from English High School in Boston, Class of 1961; Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1963; and Fitchburg State University in 1966. Joe was married to the love of his life, Sheila, in 1966 residing together in Manchester for the past 47 years. He was highly respected by colleagues and customers as Sales Manager for L.F. Powers Co. in Waterbury for the past 34 years, retiring this past June. Joe was an active member of Temple Beth Hillel for over 45 years where he was the Head of the House Committee, past President of the Men’s Club, and many other aspects of the Temple. Joe and Sheila volunteered for the MS Society, including their annual bike ride in Windsor and the MS Walk in East Hartford. Joe was also a member of the Manchester Rotary Club and was serving as Club Secretary. Joe will be remembered as a selfless man who always put others ahead of himself. He was entirely dedicated to his family, had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed every moment he spent with loved ones, most especially family gatherings and holidays such as Thanksgiving. Joe also enjoyed hiking, biking, and cooking (best known for his Caesar Salad) for his family and friends. Along with his wife Sheila of over 51 years, he leaves his children, Susan Scala and her husband Jeffrey of Bolton, Matthew Alpert of Arlington, VA, and Jonathan Alpert of New York, NY; his sister, Natalie Ghanotakis and her husband Anestis of Arlington, MA; his granddaughter, Hanah Scala of Bolton; his brother-in-law, Mark Zelman of Brookline, MA; his dear cousin Lynne Goyuk of Whitman, MA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, 11 a.m., at Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Lane, South Windsor, CT. Burial will follow in the Temple Beth Hillel section of the Beth Olam Cemetery in South Windsor. His family will observe Shiva at their home in Manchester on Saturday & Sunday from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth Hillel, 20 Baker Lane, South Windsor, CT 06074 and/or The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter, 659 Tower Ave., 1st Floor, Hartford, CT 06112. Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor has care of the arrangements. Please visit us at for online condolences.