WINCHENDON — Alexander “Al” Monaco, 86, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 30, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends.
Al was born November 28,1932 in Boston, son of late Nicholas & Mary (Boucheri) Monaco.
Al proudly served his country as a member of the Army during the Korean War as a combat medic.
Al retired from the City of Boston, where he was known for the last man standing on how to maintain the gas street lights.
His wife of 22 years Anne Monaco passed away in 2007. He leaves behind two sons Michael Lee and his wife Penny of Winchendon, and Bill Monaco of Boston, one brother Tony Monaco of Waltham, nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
Al “Papa” will be greatly missed by his Granddaughter Gabrielle Lee (care taker) of Winchendon and his great granddaughter Jazzy whom he was blessed to have resided with in Winchendon for the last 15 years. Papa had the greatest joy of raising his great granddaughter Alexandra DuPont of Hingham for ten years. In addition to he was always kept on his toes by his “adoptive” granddaughter Cassidy Lauziere whom was accompanied daily with Jazzy.
Al enjoyed his weekly trips to the Carriage House with Gabby where he would be found with his Keno ticket and his CC in hand, being spoiled by his favorite waitress Patty. Al loved cooking, watching the Patriots never lose, and The Boston Red Sox keeping the city proud. He was faithful to his Old Westerns, and never missed The Price is Right.
Military funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon.
Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon is directing arrangements.