Albert F. LaFortune, 67, of Millbury, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022, surrounded by his family, in the comfort of his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Al was born in Boston, son of the late Albert F. and Constance (Hynes) LaFortune, but grew up in Natick MA before moving to Florida to live with his dad. He graduated from West Palm Beach High School in Florida and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. Al, later moved to southern California and operated a tree nursery in the San Diego area in the late 1970’s until 1984. He was a tireless worker and when he returned to Massachusetts, he started AFL Moving and Storage and operated that business until he retired in 2014. Even after retirement he could often be found working on projects at home. Al enjoyed fishing ( always releasing them), boating, vacationing in Florida, long leisurely drives with Pris and spending time with family and friends.
Al is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Priscilla A. (Poske) LaFortune; three sisters, Linda Lebert and Cheryl LaFortune, both of Worcester, Conni Brown and husband Alan of Montana; an uncle Richard LaFortune and his wife Joyce of Dunnellon FL; six sisters in law, CJ Posk of Worcester; Debra Laramee and her husband Glenn of Glendale AZ; June Benoit and her husband Ken of Worcester; Darlene Stepien and her husband Stephen of Worcester; Cheryl DeWolfe and her husband Ken of Boylston; dear friend Denise Garofoli; many nieces and nephews, including Chad Poske, who was Al’s dedicated care giver along with his faithful fury friend Ruby, who was always at Al’s side. He was predeceased by a sister, Marie Proctor.
The family would like to thank Dana Farber Institute for the exceptional care and compassion Al recieved over the years. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Rabin oncology @ Dana Farber and to Dr. Kalinda Mehta @ Reliant Medical Group.
Per his request, there are no calling hours. A private celebration of life for Al will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Dana Farber, by visiting www.danafarber.org or the Second Chance Animal Shelter, by visiting www.secondchanceanimals.org and then select “ways to help”.
The family has entrusted Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel.