Albert M. DuBois

Born: Sun., Sep. 5, 1965
Died: Sun., Sep. 6, 2015


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 10, 2015
Location: Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home


Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
Location: St. Mary's Church


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N. Oxford-Albert M. DuBois, 50, previously of Uxbridge died Sun. Sept. 6, at UMass Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Cheryl A. (Nordquist) DuBois; a son, Benjamin E. DuBois; a daughter Kathryn “Katy” E. DuBois; a brother Arthur O. DuBois, Jr. and his wife Susan of Uxbridge; 3 sisters Sandra Hartnett and Patricia Degre both of N. Smithfield, RI and Mary Gardner of Uxbridge; his father-in-law Ralph Nordquist of Sterling with whom he shared a special bond; his sister-in-law Wendy Zinkus and her husband Greg of Sterling and Pamela Ahearn and her husband Mike of Westford; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by a brother Michael A. DuBois in 2004 and a sister Michele Amaral in 2010. Born in Whitinsville on Sept. 5, 1965 he was the son of the late Arthur O. and Eileen V. (O’Brien) DuBois, Sr. and lived in Uxbridge until moving to Oxford in 2000 to raise his family.
    Al worked as a Transportation Manager for South Central MA Elder Bus Co. for the past 10 years.  He was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1983.  He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Framingham State College in 1987 followed by his Masters degree in Education from Endicott College in 2001. Al had a larger than life personality with an amazing laugh and great sense of humor. He enjoyed eating out with friends and family, going to the casino, and spending time with his children, nieces and nephews. As a younger man, he enjoyed playing football and baseball with his neighborhood friends.  He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and enjoyed watching the TV Land channel, the History channel, and spending time with his dog Brody.
     A very humble man with a strong sense of family, country, and community, Al never gloated about his achievements. He was a retired personnel non-commissioned Officer for the Army National Guard 25 years, past President of the Oxford Lion’s Club, most recently being appointed the Region 2 Chairperson.
     His funeral will be held on Fri. Sept. 11 from Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge with a Mass at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 71 Mendon St. Burial will follow in the North Cemetery, Oxford. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thurs. Sept. 10 from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Oxford Lion’s Club, PO Box 212, Oxford, MA 01540 or UMass Hospital, Attn: Hematology-Oncology ACC, 55 Lake Ave N., Worcester, MA 01655. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

Charitable donations may be made in Albert's memory to the following organization:

UMass Hospital, Attn: Hematology-Oncology ACC
55 Lake Ave. N., Worcester, MA 01655

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Sister Anne Carroll.ssj
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
I had the privilege of working with Al at Elderbus......he was a prince of a man. I am sad at his leaving us at such a young age.....RIP AL!!

James"Mac: McPartlin
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
I was Honored to serve with such a great SOLDIER.Al never got rattled. He always kept a smile on his face no matter what. MSG James:MAC McPartlin 101st Engineers.

barbara aubin
   Posted Tue September 08, 2015
Cheryl, Ben and Katy, I am so,so, sorry for your loss. he was an amazing man!! you all must be so proud of him. words cant express enough!!!! my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

CST Denise Andrews
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
Dear Cheryl and Family, I cannot express to you how saddened and shocked I was to learn of Al's passing. I have known Al for most of my 15 years as a Lion, and have always known him to be a very caring and compassionate person. His love for his family and community was evident. I was so much looking forward to working with him this year in his position as Region 2 Chair, and will greatly miss his great smile, laughter and hugs. We have lost a wonderful man, and my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love you, AL, RIP.

SFC Svein Ormseth
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I would like to send my condolences to your entire family. I worked in Milford with Al for 3 years and learned very quickly what a great person and soldier he was. My thoughts and prayers go out to Cherl, Ben, and Katy, AL will be missed by anyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rick Lafleur
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
I was honored to work with Al in the Army National Guard. We worked side by side for several years. He was the best. He always had a smile and a
very contagious laugh. I only hope I was as good a friend to him as he was to me. Rest now my friend, you've earned it.

Nancy, Charlie, Charlie and Laura Ferguson
   Posted Wed September 09, 2015
We were very fond of Al and will mourn his loss. Great guy, always light-hearted and we all enjoyed hearing him laugh and making us laugh. We will miss him very much. Our hearts go out to Cheryl, Ben, Katie and the extended family as well.
God bless all of you.

Helene Doucette, PDG
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
To Cheryl and family:
So sorry to hear about Al. I have know him through the Lions for many years. He will be sorely missed. I remember him to be a positive man and always smiling. God Bless.

SFC. Paul L. Pickett and wife Joyce
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
SFC Paul L Pickett and my wife wish too express our sincere sympathy too you and your family. Al was avery special man and will be sadly missed. I worked with him in the guards in Whitinsville for about 12 yrs . Sincerely SFC Paul L Pickett

Joseph and Patricia Wright
   Posted Thu September 10, 2015
One of the greatest guys you ever met! He did his job and did it well. Our condolences to his family.

Norman nancy Willie chicoine
   Posted Fri September 11, 2015
Cheryl ben and Katie we are so sorry to hear about al passing he was not just a cousin to us he was like a brother to us he was a very special person who will be missed greatly REST IN PEACE AL

Mike, Julie, Shane, Lexi, Jake Healy
   Posted Sun September 20, 2015
We remember Al as being an all around great guy; he was a guy with a lot of positive energy that made others feel good about themselves. Very sorry for your loss.

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