Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Brother Alphonse, 89, who served at monastery for 63 years, dies

Published October 11, 2013
Brother Alphonse Insalaco

Brother Alphonse Insalaco

CONYERS—Brother Alphonse Insalaco, 89, monk of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, died on Tuesday, Sept. 24, after a few months of illness. Brother Alphonse died peacefully in the monastery infirmary in the arms of his brother infirmarian after suffering from heart complications during the past year. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 27, in the Abbey  Church.

Brother Alphonse was born on Aug. 29, 1924, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. His family moved to Miami, Fla., when he was at an early age. He joined the monastery in Conyers in September 1950 and professed solemn vows in March 1956. He served the monastic community in many ways over the years and in his later years was in charge of the water supply treatment.

Brother Alphonse was a veteran who served his country in the Army during the Second World War. He is survived by his brother, Sam Insalaco, of Miami, his nephew, Joe Insalaco (wife Twyla) of Washington, D.C., and niece, Linda Insalaco.