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“We are all going to miss you. It was great fun coaching with you in Pop Warner. You did a lot for our community and all the players you coached. ”
1 of 96 | Posted by: Mike Tetreau

chet who? “I just meet alan through his best friend Ken Kerma.we went to a show at FTC on Friday and He was so Happy to be there. He got me a guitar pick from...Read More »
2 of 96 | Posted by: Jose Montalvo - Bridgeport, CT

“al and i went back to our little league..still remember that big buch of blonde hair!!..we kept in touch and spoke to him just after new years..he...Read More »
3 of 96 | Posted by: jeffrey gazdik

“My condolences to the Niestemski family, Diane, Carrie & Gerry. Al "The Punisher", had such a big heart, & always knew how to make people laugh, and...Read More »
4 of 96 | Posted by: Donna (Chuma) Racine

“Hank, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Al, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family :( ”
5 of 96 | Posted by: Cyndi

“Sending love & prayers to your family during this time. Al was a wonderful person with a kind heart !!! He will missed by all !!! Lucretia ”
6 of 96 | Posted by: Lucretia Rochlin

“RIP Big Al GREAT MEETING YOU IF FOR A LITTLE BIT ! ”
7 of 96 | Posted by: GUS Valakas

“Dear Niestemski, Pekar and Walker families, Maria and I want to express our heartfelt condolences about the loss of Al. He was a wonderful friend who...Read More »
8 of 96 | Posted by: John and Maria Prevelige

“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Al. He always had the best personality and a warm hug ready! Our deep condolences to you all. ”
9 of 96 | Posted by: George & Heather Taterosian

“Deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends. ”
10 of 96 | Posted by: Sandy Lutinski


11 of 96 | Posted by: Tim (from Bill's) - Fairfield, CT

“Rest in Peace Al. My condolences to your family and friends. I enjoyed hanging out with you at Dave's and Colleen's chili cook-off. You had a...Read More »
12 of 96 | Posted by: Scott Rywolt

“My deepest condolences to all. I was a long time friend. He will be greatly missed. ”
13 of 96 | Posted by: Matt Amaral

“Big Al thanks for all the great memories you will be missed. ”
14 of 96 | Posted by: Michael Fiumidinisi - Stratford, CT

“Heartfelt sympathy to Al's family. Al will be remembered fondly as a dear friend with a big heart. He will be missed. R.I.P. Al ”
15 of 96 | Posted by: Frank "Spanky" and Deb Cataldo

“Our deepest sympathy to you all. Al was the most wonderful man and dear friend. His memory will remain in our hearts forever. Love and peace. ”
16 of 96 | Posted by: Steve and Rose Cuff

“To The Niestemski Family, I am so sad to hear this news, and so sorry I couldn't visit tonight. Al always called me Cousin Jill; he was the best...Read More »
17 of 96 | Posted by: Jill Lawrence - Troy, OH

“Sorry to his family.We have lost a friend that many can say about AL and he was a person with a large heart.May he rip and be missed by all he knew. ”
18 of 96 | Posted by: Jose A Gosp

“May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. ”
19 of 96 | Posted by: Robert Canal (Atomic Unknown Band)

“Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family from the Masciola family. ”
20 of 96 | Posted by: jason masciola

“We were so sorry to hear about Alan's passing. Praying for God's peace that passes understanding. May memories of happy times together warm and...Read More »
21 of 96 | Posted by: Mike and Gail Plude - Fairfield, CT

“One of the kindest people I've ever met. Very sorry that he's gone. My sympathies to his family and many friends. ”
22 of 96 | Posted by: Terry Ralston - Fairfield, CT

“We are so sorry to hear of Al's passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Many years our friend. ”
23 of 96 | Posted by: Donna and Frank from softball

“My sincere condolences to the Niestemski family. ”
24 of 96 | Posted by: Darrell Monks

“My prayers go out to Als family he was a great man growing up in fairfield with him and working with him was great rest in peace my friend ”
25 of 96 | Posted by: Brian Bertanza (Bert)

“To Al's Family and FriendsWe have lost one Big Sweet Teddy Bear Al was a kind person Your are all in our hearts Arlene and Maude ”
26 of 96 | Posted by: Arlene Skovira - Fairfield, CT

“So sorry to hear of your passing. I fondly remember you as a friend and neighbor. Yesterday, my mom and I were remembering my 10th birthday party...Read More »
27 of 96 | Posted by: Mary Jo (Mavaro) Crimmins

“When I think of Al, I think of fun. We had so much fun. He had more friends than anyone I've ever known. We are all better to have known him. He was...Read More »
28 of 96 | Posted by: Tracey Ralston - Shelton, CT

“The nicest guy in the world! We will miss him. ~ Tom & Nancy Baratta ”
29 of 96 | Posted by: A friend

“Thank you for being so kind and accepting to the new guy in the band. I will always remember your sense of humor. Rest In Peace. May the road rise to...Read More »
30 of 96 | Posted by: Tom Denihan

“Bridgeports St Patricks day parade 2016 , I'm standing at the corner of broad and ffld ave watching parade. I look across the street. Here's my...Read More »
31 of 96 | Posted by: Michael McFadden

“Al, I'm sorry too hear of your passing. I have great memories of growing up on Harvester Road and walking to North Stratfield GS, Fairfield Woods...Read More »
32 of 96 | Posted by: Tom Mathews

“My sincere sympathies to Al's Mom, sister, brothers and family. I've known Al since our North Stratfield days. Al had a good heart, an easy smile and...Read More »
33 of 96 | Posted by: Brenda Kupchick - Fairfield, CT

“My condolences to the Niestemski family. Al was the sweetest guy and will be missed. He was the real deal. ”
34 of 96 | Posted by: Suzanne Giordano (Lisa's mom)

“Aunt Shirley, Cindy, Steven,Henry and families I am so sorry for your loss.Although distance will keep me from paying my respect my thoughts and...Read More »
35 of 96 | Posted by: CHERYL NIESTEMSKI - SAN ANTONIO, TX

“Hank and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May he fly with the Angels watching over you all. Love, Colleen ”
36 of 96 | Posted by: Colleen Bragdon - Stratford, CT

“Condolences to your family. I grew up with Al and went to North Stratfield. He was on my Minor league baseball team way back in the day. He will be...Read More »
37 of 96 | Posted by: John Puskar

“I\'m so sorry to hear this news. I was a classmate of Al\'s at Fairfield Woods, and Warde, and still remember that grin! My sincere sympathy to his...Read More »
38 of 96 | Posted by: Kathy (Johnson) Hogarth

“My heartfelt condolences to Al's family. Words never can say enough about a truly good person like Al. He had no strangers... (In part, because he...Read More »
39 of 96 | Posted by: S. Mckinney

“I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories going all the way back to North Stratfield School. Rest in peace. ”
40 of 96 | Posted by: Barbara (Mathews) Grabowski

“Still in shock over your passing, we've known each other forever and you were always the sweetest guy! RIP my friend you will be truly missed by so...Read More »
41 of 96 | Posted by: Laura Keller - fairfield, CT

“Mrs. N ,Hank,Steve and Cindy Billy Joel was right only the good...Read More »
42 of 96 | Posted by: Rich Mccarthy - Bridgeport, CT

“R.I.P Al Had some great times playing with and against you in softball. The picnics we had with the softball guys after games you were always the...Read More »
43 of 96 | Posted by: Daryle Pataky

“So sorry for your loss RIP ”
44 of 96 | Posted by: Ayten Arslan

“Dear Shirley and Family,Our hearts and thoughts are with you. As next door neighbors on Harvester Road for more than 10 years, we were privileged to...Read More »
45 of 96 | Posted by: Rick & Vicki Brown - Middletown, CT

“I am still so in shock. You truly were a great guy who made everyone around you laugh. You truly cared for and were always there to help the ones...Read More »
46 of 96 | Posted by: Donna Fiumidinisi

“To the niestemski family my deepest sympathy to my child hood Friend you will be missed may your memory be eternal god bless your ...Read More »
47 of 96 | Posted by: mark carabina

“Bruddah I just spoke to you! Can't believe your gone after your super Dave ozbourne routine with the hit and run! When I called you that after we...Read More »
48 of 96 | Posted by: JEFF Miller

“To The Niestemski Family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
49 of 96 | Posted by: Tim Gazdik - Fairfield, CT

“RIP Big Al .....my condolences to your family Xo ”
50 of 96 | Posted by: Tracy Capozziello-Reinhardt

“Always remember you. The sweet punisher. Say hi to. F. D. Xoxo. Denise ”
51 of 96 | Posted by: Denise

“My love and prayers to the Niestemski family.Al you were always great to be around and a beautiful person . RIP my brother ”
52 of 96 | Posted by: Fred Cousins

“Offering our sympathies at this time. ”
53 of 96 | Posted by: The Staff of Lesko-Polke Funeral Home - CT

“RIP Al you will be missed by so many! You were a wonderful coach! Those boys will always remember you! Prayers to your family. ”
54 of 96 | Posted by: Lisa Ferrio

“RIP Al. You'll be missed and loved by so many, including me. My thoughts and prayers with with the family and Al's many friends. I"m glad I was able...Read More »
55 of 96 | Posted by: Emily Olson


56 of 96 | Posted by: Lisa Johr - Colorado Springs, CO

“my condolences to the niestemski family al "the punisher" niestemski was a great guy!! heaven just got a great champ!! R.I.P AL. ”
57 of 96 | Posted by: martin kocet

“Gonna miss you. you were a inspiration to all who looked up to you brother see you in heaven ”
58 of 96 | Posted by: Don Hodge

“Going to miss Al for sure. We didn't hang out all that much but when we did, it was always a good time. I remember a party many years ago near...Read More »
59 of 96 | Posted by: Eric Person

“you lived life with gusto and yet loved thouse you called friends, it was good I saw you last time in Fairfield a pleasant surprise ,the world and...Read More »
60 of 96 | Posted by: donald buzzy buswell

“My condolences to the whole family. You will be missed! Rest in peace ”
61 of 96 | Posted by: Brenda Teller

“Rest In Peace AL. My condolences To the Niestemski family . You'll be missed but never forgotten. ”
62 of 96 | Posted by: April & Jason Bowers

“Til we see you again sweetie, watch over us all and give us a nudge from time to time, to keep us in line...loved by so many...peace be with all who...Read More »
63 of 96 | Posted by: Josephine lindblom

“I would like to start by saying to the Niestemski family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have nothing but happy memories of "The Punisher". For...Read More »
64 of 96 | Posted by: Lori O'Donnell Cascone

“I am sorry I am so far away. I would pay my respects in person. We all love you, Al. You were such a great and supportive friend! I will miss your...Read More »
65 of 96 | Posted by: Pamela Kloss

“Not even sure where to begin. We go back to being little kids together. I have and will always smile when I think about you. That my friend is the...Read More »
66 of 96 | Posted by: Tom Trigonis

“This is a huge loss for the Niestemski family! Al had the biggest heart and love for all his family and friends. He was always upbeat, positive, and...Read More »
67 of 96 | Posted by: Sue Niestemski-Ward

“Rest in peace Al xxx ”
68 of 96 | Posted by: margaret hill - fairfield, CT

“al my brother you are definitely what the people pay for and the blind man came to see rest easy ”
69 of 96 | Posted by: al jr

“Rest in Peace Al! Prayers to everyone who knew him especially his family! ”
70 of 96 | Posted by: Susan Eszenyi

“I am so saddened to hear this news. Al was a student of mine at Fairfield Woods and we had reconnected recently through Facebook. My sincere...Read More »
71 of 96 | Posted by: Nancy Trupp

“Tears...... REST IN PEACE Al ”
72 of 96 | Posted by: Scott Fischer


73 of 96 | Posted by: Mary and Andy Soracco - Fairfield, CT

“My Sincere Condolences To The Niestemski Family.May Alan R.I.P. ”
74 of 96 | Posted by: Sheila Cady - SPRING HILL, FL

“Oh Al you will be missed by all that knew you . ”
75 of 96 | Posted by: Sarah Fitzgerald Sautter

“Lighting a candle for : AL "The Punisher" . I have fond memories of you, Louie, and Jack on the boardwalk at your shop. R.I.P. ”
76 of 96 | Posted by: Sandy Lutinski - Bridgeport, CT

“Al, you have that innate ability to put a smile on every ones face, be it through your laugh, stories or huge heart. At this moment in time folks are...Read More »
77 of 96 | Posted by: Chris McFadden

“My condolences to the Niestemski family. I have known Al since way back when at NSS. He was always a friendly and funny guy. I last saw him in...Read More »
78 of 96 | Posted by: Lori (Barry) Keiser

“My prayers are with you buddy and your family. You were a great guy Al.You will be missed a lot. Mark Thomas ”
79 of 96 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family and to Al, you were a great guy to know with a big heart,rest in peace buddy ,catch you on the other side ”
80 of 96 | Posted by: Paul West

“Al, You were a good friend and I will always remember our good times together especially at the French Club. Could always count on you to put a...Read More »
81 of 96 | Posted by: Diane Lally

“May you Rest in Peace AlYou Will Never be Forgotten..and You Will be Remembered Forever by All the Lives You Have Touched with Your Huge Heart.My...Read More »
82 of 96 | Posted by: Stephanie Weicholz - Fairfield, CT

“Al, AllyWalley...Your definitely one of a kind .your presence is going to be missed by many..especially me...you were kind always smiling making me...Read More »
83 of 96 | Posted by: Maria Zaborowski

“Brother Al ... I remember way back when I was a weight lifter and you asked me to be your "tag-team partner when you first started to pursue your...Read More »
84 of 96 | Posted by: Mark Hessels

“Rest In Peace Alan ,. God Bless the Niestemski family in their time of sorrow ,. Sorry for your loss Ma,. Steve,. Cindy,. Henry,. ”
85 of 96 | Posted by: Peter Burke - West Haven, CT

“Aunt Shirley, Henry, Steve and Cindy our condolences to all of you. Alan was one of my favorite little cousins, he will be missed by mom and I. God...Read More »
86 of 96 | Posted by: Jo-Ann and Sadie Lurix - CT

“My deepest sympathies to all who knew Al, The Punisher. He had the biggest heart ever and the best bear hugs.. you will be severely missed Al.. RIP ”
87 of 96 | Posted by: Donna DiPietro-Linnen - CT

“Al I have known you my whole life! You were always my "Big Bro" & I was your "lil sis"! You meant the world to me & I value our over 42 yr frienship!...Read More »
88 of 96 | Posted by: Ellen Baranosky

“My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May your treasured memories and the drawing close to God in prayer help comfort you in your time...Read More »
89 of 96 | Posted by: A friend

“To Al's Family - I knew Al since I was 15 years old. He would come into the convenience store I worked at, buy wrestling magazines, and I would give...Read More »
90 of 96 | Posted by: Anna B - WV

“For those who knew Al, you know he was larger than life, had a big heart, a great sense of humor and would always lend a hand to help you. I'm sad at...Read More »
91 of 96 | Posted by: dawn ryzak - shelton, CT

“This wonderful crazy guy and I laughed and had a ton of fun together through the years. I'm going to miss him a lot. Give 'em hell, Punisher! There...Read More »
92 of 96 | Posted by: Jeff Ralston

“Always will remember you. Rest easy my friend. ”
93 of 96 | Posted by: Jennifer Ramos - Bridgeport, CT

“Rest in peace Al. I didn't have the privilege of knowing you very long but the time I did I will always cherish. You were always so kind to me....Read More »
94 of 96 | Posted by: Jennifer Ramos - Bridgeport, CT

“Al, since the days of playing Capture the Flag at Owen Fish Park Summer Reck in the early 70's, you were always my friend. Kind to everyone, never to...Read More »
95 of 96 | Posted by: David Leshenski - Stratford, CT

“I was Alan's fifth grade teacher at NSS and remember him as a sweet blonde haired 10 year old. We connected a few years ago on FB and shared our...Read More »
96 of 96 | Posted by: Dee Varholak - Stratford, CT


Alan Niestemski, age 51, of Fairfield, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 5-8 pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center with a prayer service at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one's choice. To sign an online register or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.com