Originally from Bronx, N.Y., he lived in Danbury for 20 years before moving to Florida 13 years ago where he was the owner of Holiday Express Livery Service.

He served proudly with the U.S. Marine Corps and previously worked for Batesville Casket Company in Queens, N.Y. for 19 years.

"Big Al" will be sadly missed. His unconditional love and generosity truly made him a "Dad" to everyone who knew him.

In addition to his wife of 42 years, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Dahm and his wife Dana of Warren, and Richard Authelet and his wife Margie of Danbury; three daughters, Susan O'Neil and her husband John of Brewster, Mass., Stacy Burden and her husband Kevin of Hopkington, Mass. and Sandy Servidio of New Milford; a sister, Roberta D'Angelo of Mahopac, N.Y.; a nephew, Robert Nizoleck of Sherman; a niece, Kimberly Hamilton of Mahopac, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Darlene Westby, and a son, David Dahm.

A celebration of his life will be held at King Street United Church of Christ, Danbury, tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Danbury. There are no calling hours.

Memorials may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5090 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.