Albert P. Lalumiere

October 3, 2011

ALBERT P. LALUMIERE – of Medford, formerly of Watertown, October 3rd. Beloved husband of Lillian F. (Robinson) Lalumiere. Brother of the late Edward, Francis, and Walter Lalumiere, Rita Silva, and Emmaline Owens. Dear brother-in-law of John Simon of Woburn and his late wife Marie. Cherished uncle of many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and their families. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 7th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

OBITUARY:

Albert P. Lalumiere of Medford, formerly of Watertown, passed away peacefully at Lexington Health Care Center early Monday, October 3rd. He was the beloved husband of Lillian F. (Robinson) Lalumiere for nearly sixty-two years.

Born in Somerville eighty-seven years ago, son of the late Edward and Blanche (LaTour) Lalumiere, he grew up in Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge Technical School. He was a proud veteran of the US Army Air Corps, having served during World War II. Following the war he married his childhood sweetheart, Lillian Robinson, who had grown up just a few blocks away from him in Cambridge. They made their home in Watertown for many years before moving to Medford in the late 1990’s, and were devoted to one another throughout their lives.

Al worked as a mechanic for nearly thirty years for Walsh Body and Trailer Company in Somerville, primarily working on refrigeration. He installed ThermoKing units into tractor-trailers and did finish work on school buses. Highly skilled in his field, he was well-known for his ability to keep any machine running the old-fashioned way.

Al was always available to his nieces and nephews to keep their cars running. He was also a skilled craftsman and a creative woodworker, building lawn decorations such as Christmas sleighs and Halloween pumpkins to decorate his and his family’s yards. He and his wife Lillian were a beloved uncle and aunt to their many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and their families, and thoroughly enjoyed participating in all the family gatherings.

Preceding him in death were three brothers, Edward, Francis, and Walter Lalumiere, and two sisters, Rita Silva and Emmaline Owens, and a sister-in-law, Marie Simon.

Surviving along with his beloved wife Lillian are his brother-in-law, John Simon of Woburn, and many loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and their families.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, October 7th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, 230 Playstead Road, Medford.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

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  1. From: Gayle

    Uncle Albie, you’re my fav.. You will always be in my heart with great memories. I know you’re happy now having fun with your brothers. I’ll miss you. See you soon. Love you.

  2. Charlotte,
    Always my favorite uncle. I have a lifetime of only wonderful memories of my times and talks with you. Special times and special memories with a special uncle. You will be with me forever.

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