Albert J. ‘Al’ Sereno

Albert J. “Al” Sereno, “The Accordion Man” of Waukesha, passed away peacefully Friday night, April 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was 73 years old. He was born in Waukesha, the son of Arthur “Hotsocks” and Amelia “Millie” (nee Wiese) Sereno.

Al was a hard working man, being a core maker for 42 years. He spent eighteen years at General Castings and 24 years at Accurate Brass and Aluminum, where he retired in 2000. His true joy of life was his music. He played the accordion since he was a young boy. He played for weddings and special occasions, making many people happy. When he no longer could play the accordion, we went to the keyboard, making friends and family happy. He was so loved by the entire family!

He is survived by Carol Spencer, his special friend of 28 years; his sons, Joe (friend Mary Baker) Sereno, Ken Sereno and Jeff (friend Jackie Marino) Sereno; grandchildren Amanda Gale and Russ Sereno; along with great-grandchildren Lynea and Scarlett Sereno. He is further survived by his brother Rick (Sue) Sereno; sister Susie Sereno Cotton; along with niece Andrea (Chris) Lemke; nephews Mike (Kelly) Sereno and Greg Cotton; and greatnieces, -nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 30, at Randle- Dable Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, from 4:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 PM. The Rev.

Karen Pahl is officiating.

Burial will take place on Thursday, May 1, at Highland Memorial Park. Please meet at the cemetery at 11:00 AM.

If desired, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 445 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188; or to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County, 1301 Sentry Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.