Alvin Thomas Overton
September 13, 2018
Alvin Thomas Overton, 73, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC after a year-long battle with cancer. Born in Norwalk, CT, he was the son of Willis and Cecelia Overton. Alvin spent much of his time growing up helping his father at his East Norwalk business, Overton’s Seafood Stand. His father also ran a boat livery, and Alvin loved working at the dock. He enjoyed boating and water skiing, and one of his favorite hobbies was salt-water fishing.
Following High School, Alvin enlisted in the Navy and proudly served for four years aboard the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier as a radio technician during the war in Vietnam. Upon his return, he began working for Northeast Utilities (later NRG Energy) at the Norwalk Harbor power plant as a technician. He was also the proud owner of two ice cream stores, Overton’s East in East Norwalk, and Overton’s Too in Stratford, CT. He was a passionate business owner and genuinely cared for the “kids” he employed, as well as all of his customers. Alvin was always available to help anyone in need, and will be fondly remembered for his endless kindness and ability to make anyone smile.
Alvin is survived by his wife Diane and daughter Katelin, brother Bill and his wife Carol, nieces Laura and Leslie and their spouses and children, niece Theresa and her family, and nephew Christopher. He is predeceased by his brother, Neil. He was deeply loved by his large extended family, the Steele, Dephillips, Burrell, and Ossenfort families, and many friends.
There will be calling hours from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, September 28th at Collins Funeral Home located at 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. A memorial mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 29th at St. Thomas the Apostle located at 203 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations directly to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center https://www.charleston.va.gov/giving/donate.asp. The family is extremely grateful for the incredible care Alvin received during his final days there.