Allen (Al) J. Delattre, accomplished businessman, Marine, Ferrari racer and family man dies at 52

 
Allen Joseph Delattre, 52, of Wilton, CT, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017.
 
Born in in Brooklyn, NY on May 4, 1965, Al spent his childhood between downstate and the western upstate region up in ostensibly middleclass environments where the seeds of his passion for motorsports, athletics and other adventuresome pursuits were sewn.  
 
Following high school, Al studied mechanical engineering at the University of Rochester where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. Soon thereafter he moved to California and joined the US Marine Corps where he was deployed to Beirut following the tragic 1983 attack on the US Marine’s barracks. During the two years in the Marine Corp Al embraced the values and self-discipline of being a Marine, proudly “living” these noteworthy traits right up until this past Monday.
 
After the Marines, Al joined Accenture ( then Anderson Consulting ) as a management consultant.  He spent an accomplished 20+ year tour of duty with Accenture, culminating as a Global Managing Director and a stellar history of Fortune 500 client successes and a network of C-suite relationships that was remarkable in and of itself.  His career didn’t end at Accenture, however – he went on to senior leadership positions at Korn/Ferry, EMC and Alix Partners where he left his mark by leading major business transactions and strategic alliance partnerships.
 
In his spare time, Al pursued his passion for motorsports – competitive racing to be exact, and like other aspects of his life he pursued it with a fervor and focus that was second to not even the most accomplished in his sport.  The racing took Al to some renowned venues and circuits in the sport – Sebring, Daytona, Montreal, Laguana, Road America, COTA Challenge of America, to name a few.  And from this passion came recognition – for instance, in the World Finals for Ferrari Challenge Al placed second and was the first American to cross the finish line in the final race.  
 
Ferraris were the centerpiece of this motorsports love – racing them, studying their history, intimately understanding every nuance of these fine machines that only true Ferrari aficionados would appreciate.
 
Demanding and time consuming as career and racing were, Al was at heart a true family man.  Proud father of two girls and husband of the love of his life, there was nothing that gave him more pleasure than being with his three girls.
 
Friends will be received on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:15 am at St. Mary Church; 55 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Wilton.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project: www.woundedwarriorproject.org

 

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