Albert E. Audette

July 5, 2021

Albert E. Audette
U.S. Veteran

US Army Air Force

WWII

Albert E. Audette – of Woburn, peacefully, July 5th at ninety-nine years of age. Beloved husband of 75 years to Priscilla M. (Plogman) Audette. Cherished father of Sharon Flynn, her husband Rodney of Woburn, David Audette, his wife Nancy of Arizona and Debra Cook, her husband Donald of Tewksbury. Devoted Papa of Sheri Baker, Jeffrey Audette, Jonathan Audette, Lauren Cook, Amy Lynn and Christine Cook. Adored great-grandfather of Grace, Annabelle, Jaxon, Flynn, Chloe and Emma. Dear brother of the late Rene and Richard Audette, Yvette Robidoux and Dorothy Poole. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Relatives and friends are invited to Al’s Funeral Mass, Friday, July 9th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30 -11 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St, Woburn, MA 01801

Albert E. Audette – a longtime resident of Woburn died peacefully on July 5th at ninety-nine years of age. He was the beloved husband of 75 years to Priscilla (Babs) M. (Plogman) Audette. On July 11th they would have celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary.

Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI, Albert was a son of the late Armand and Eva (Aubin) Audette. In 1942 and at the age of 20, Al enlisted in the Army Air Force where he served proudly during WWII. He served overseas in Europe and earned numerous medals including distinguished flying cross medals. He was so proud to have been a part of the Army Air Force and even later being involved in the Mass Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society.

Al went on to complete and receive his bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design in Engineering. For many years, Al worked as a mechanical engineer for Western Electric/AT&T until retiring in 1985.

Al was a proud member of the American Legion Post 109 and Elks BPOE #908. Al was a long-time member and usher at St. Joseph’s Church. He was an avid golfer and member of numerous golf leagues, having served as President for two. When his children were young, Al volunteered as their Little League coach. He was a generous, outgoing, and determined man who was passionate about life and his beliefs. He will be greatly missed but left an imprint on all those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Along with his wife Babs, Al is survived and will be deeply missed by his children Sharon Flynn and her husband Rodney of Woburn, David Audette and his wife Nancy of Arizona, and Debra Cook and her husband Donald of Tewksbury. Devoted Papa of Sheri Baker, Jeffrey Audette, Jonathan Audette, Lauren Cook, Amy Lynn, and Christine Cook. Adored great-grandfather of Grace, Annabelle, Jaxon, Flynn, Chloe, and Emma. Dear brother of the late Rene and Richard Audette, Yvette Robidoux, and Dorothy Poole. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  

Relatives and friends are invited to Al’s Funeral Mass on Friday, July 9th at 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow at Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30 -11 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, 144 School Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

 Relatives and friends are invited to Al’s Funeral Mass, Friday, July 9th at 11:30 a.m., in St. Anthony Church, 857 Main Street, Woburn. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects prior to the Mass from 9:30 -11 a.m. at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Al’s memory to the Friends of Woburn Veterans 144 School St, Woburn, MA 01801

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  1. Charlene and Bob Tebbetts

    To all the Audette family; Dave, Teb and I are very saddened to hear about your Dad Al’s passing…making his last flight. We met him at your and Nancy’s wedding as he amazed us with his sharpness and wit. He had such a full life with experiences few of us will ever know. Salute to you Al Audette for a life well lived. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

  2. Bob MacDonald

    This note is primarily for my longtime friend Dave. Though I never met Al, I’m sure he was a wonderful man based upon the strong character displayed by his children. He certainly lived a full life, having been married to Babs for over 75 years (what a wonderful witness to a strong Christian marriage) and having 3 children, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. May you all be comforted by the fact that you’ll see Al again someday; I look forward to meeting him myself someday! May God’s peace comfort you all at this very difficult time!

  3. Deacon William E. Kerns

    Mrs. Audette, Sharon, Debbie and Dave, His master replied, “Well done Al, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Enter into the joy of your master!” May he rest in peace.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. I plowed Al’s driveway for years until he and Babs moved into New Horizons. Al would always come out and talk to me and try to help me shovel even in his 90’s. I loved hearing his stories and I missed him when they moved. I only knew him for a short time in his life and saw him sparingly but he was a wonderful guy. He will be missed by many I am sure.

  5. Sharon,

    So sorry to hear about your father. He was a very radiant man. A wonderful mentor to us all.

  6. Melanie Mandra

    I was fortunate enough to live next Al and Babs for awhile as well as attending the same church. They were the most wonderful neighbors to have, I loved sitting with them and chatting. Al always amazed me with his energy. My heart goes out to his family, especially Babs; they had such an adorable relationship. He was a solid man, they don’t make them like that anymore.

  7. Patricia Hart

    Sharon, Rodney, Mrs. Audette and Familly,

    With God’s Blessings and my sincere sympathy on the loss of your father, husband and family member. May all of you find some comfort knowing He will help you find some peace ’til you meet again. God Bless, Patti Hart

  8. Peter Carbone, Jr.

    Sharon, Rodney, and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Al was always so pleasant and cordial, a real “Gentleman” and respected Veteran. Our most sincere condolences to you and your Family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Carol and Peter Carbone, Jr.

  9. MAL KEELEY COLLI

    Dave, Sharon and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Your dad was so loved and always friendly towards me. God bless you all and please give a hug to your mom for me …. MAL KEELEY COLLI

  10. Dear Sharon & Rod, so sorry to learn of your Dad’s death. A great sadness.

    Joe & Mary Murphy

  11. Linnea Mahoney

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Al and family 🙏. praying you find comfort that Al is in his heavenly home. Rest in peace. Linnea and Kevin Mahoney

  12. Angel Flight NE

    Sharon, Rod & Family – On behalf of everyone at Angel Flight NE, we send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Charles t Culhane

    Sharon, Rod, & family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    The Culhanes

  14. William E Bolster Jr

    Al and my father and myself all worked for Western Electric. What a great guy. Al “REST IN PEACE”. Bill Bolster

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