Wake: Friends may call on the family Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery. Donations: The family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. Joseph Church, 85 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

Alexander A. Renzuella


March 1, 1917 - March 26, 2012

Alexander A. Renzuella

Longtime Owner of Swanky Franks

Alexander A. ‘Al’ Renzuella, 95, of Norwalk husband of the late Eleanor Ruta Renzuella, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Norwalk Hospital.

Born in Norwalk, March 1, 1917, son of the late Antonio and Ursula Bifano Renzulli, he was a life long Norwalk resident. Mr. Renzuella was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army, enlisting in 1943, and serving in Italy with the 42nd Rainbow Division. He and his late wife took over Swanky Franks restaurant on Connecticut Avenue, in 1953 and operated there for the next thirty years. After changing hands several times the Original Swanky Franks is, since 2003, again run by Al’s family.

Mr. Renzuella enjoyed fishing and traveling to Mexico and Florida many times in the winter. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a Life Member and oldest member of the South Norwalk Boat Club.

Survivors include a daughter; Bunny [Eleanor] Satterfield, three grandchildren; Lauren, Traci and Drew Satterfield, and one great grandson; Alexander Satterfield, as well as nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by nine siblings; brothers; Patrick, Salvatore and Louis, sisters; Elizabeth Peluso, Anna Czel, Amelia Carrone, Jennie Bodnar, Carmela Amato, and Marion Fratino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 A.M. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Friends may call on the family Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 P. M. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. Joseph Church, 85 South Main Street, Norwalk, CT 06854

 

  1. The world has lost a true gentleman.
    My deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you Bunny and family. It was truly an honor for me to know “Grandpa”. I am sure that he is resting now and that he and Grandma have a lot to catch up on. I pray for peace in your hearts and home. Please know I love you all and am truly sorry that I can’t be there to share your pain and to offer you the love and support that you all showed to me so many times over.
    Love, Always,
    Robert

    March 27, 2012
    Robert Mastrianna -
  • My Friend, Bunny…
    There are no words that I could write to let you know how sorry I am to read of the loss of Al. I am; however, so jealous that you and your family had so many wonderful years to make memories with him. The Berlin/Renzuella families sure had some good times together! He was quite the gentleman and friend to all who had the priviledge of knowing him. He is a part of my life that I will not forget. May the loving memories you have help you through this most difficult time.
    Love, from Texas….Cheryl Berlin Coplin

    March 27, 2012
    Cheryl and Sherwin -
  • Al and Eleanor were such a part of our lives as teenagers…Bunny you were just a little bunny back then…in the early 60’s, but they hold a special place in my heart and I miss them. My best to you and your family and wish you only well.
    Sue Broadhurst

    March 28, 2012
    Susan Broadhurst -
  • Dear Bunny,
    Sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and the family at this time. Peace, Love and Prayers sent your way. Love Anna

    March 29, 2012
    Anna Mastrolillo -
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