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Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA

OBITUARY

Albert A. Bisceglia

23 October , 193126 October , 2019
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Albert Armando Bisceglia, 88, of Hyannis, formerly of Shrewsbury and Worcester, passed serenely surrounded by family on Saturday, October 26, at Cape Cod Hospital’s Mugar hospice care in Hyannis. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Georgette Bisceglia (Carter); his children, Albert L., wife Kathryn, and granddaughter Alyson and her husband Brandon Ryan of Lincoln, NE; David M. and grandchildren Kara and her husband Doug Papy, Dominic and Sonny of Jupiter, FL; Jo-Ann and grandchildren James and Angela of Hyannis; James P. and wife Shelagh and grandchildren Jack and Gillian of Hopedale, MA; and, his one extra special gift, a great- grandchild, Sophia née Herrera, Angela’s daughter. He also leaves his sister Gloria Doerr of Grafton and his many beloved nieces and nephews.

Albert was predeceased by his siblings; Marion Campanelli, Antoinette Morgo, Matthew Bisceglia, Anthony Bisceglia, Michael Bisceglia, Dorothy Downer, Yolanda Dagnello, James Bisceglia, KIA in WWII, Louis Bisceglia, Pasquale “Pat” Bisceglia, Sam Bonanno and Minnie Pasquale.

Al was born and raised in Worcester, son of the late Pasquale and Angelina Bisceglia. Upon graduating from Commerce High School, he served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, during which time he married Georgette and later completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clark University. He was employed at State Mutual Life Insurance Co. until 1982. During those years, the family lived on Lake Street in Shrewsbury where he and Georgette raised four children. Al was a committed and loving husband and hard-working provider as many of the great men of his generation were. With his uncanny ingenuity and giving spirit, he turned a small three-bedroom, one bath, ranch home into an expansive child friendly estate. In his spare time, he built a family room addition and garage, a screened porch and sun deck as well. He single handedly constructed the first in-ground swimming pool in the neighborhood for all the kids to use, and excavated the back lot to accommodate a full size basketball court. He also found the time to renovate the cellar where all his children and their friends could race slot cars, play ping-pong, and have gatherings. Albert was the model of humble generosity and hard work. With Georgette by his side sharing strong traditional values as loving and caring parents, all four children went on to earn college degrees. Albert imparted many important life lessons; most significantly the value of serving others. Somewhere amidst all this commitment, you could regularly find him tossing pizza dough at his brother Sammy’s Wigwam or the family’s restaurant –The Wonder Bar.

Al and Georgette moved to Hyannis full time in 1982 where he started a new career as an independent real estate agent, while continuing to use his accounting expertise working privately from home. As a true family man, he expanded his Cape home so all the children and grandchildren had an inviting place to stay. He also helped his daughter Jo-Ann settle in and renovate her home in Hyannis. Albert enjoyed many fruitful years on the golf course, playing some of the most famed courses in the Northeast and Florida. In his later years, he gracefully transitioned into a homebody, developing a passion for gardening and landscaping. Not allowing his intellectual spirit to wane, he was still solving crosswords and Sudoku puzzles at his kitchen table right to his last few weeks. Of course, what kept him focused was his ardent support of the Red Sox and unbending faith that they could win every World Series. He will be fondly remembered in his many capacities as husband, father, uncle, and professional as a man who epitomized faith, humility, and service.

Friends and Family are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 8:30-11 am at Doane, Beal & Ames, 160 W. Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory, 230 S. Main St., Centerville, MA 02632. Private cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Albert’s name to the Jimmy Fund, www.jimmyfund.org or Community Systems, Inc., www.communitysystems.org. To share a memory or online condolences, please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, 2 November , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 2 November , 2019

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Mark Gerardi

5 November 2019

Dear Georgette And Family,
please accept out sincere condolences on your Loss, Al was a great guy and was always pleasant when we saw him here at the Funeral Home May he rest in Peace! Mark Gerardi, Kevin Mercadante and the staff of the Mercadante Funeral Home Worcester

Vincent J Mercadante

1 November 2019

So very sorry to hear about my friend Albert. We grew up a stone's throw away from each other, and went to the same schools together ! Al and his brother Pat and a few others in the neighborhood would alway get together almost every day to play some kind of sports, whatever was in season. It was like having brothers as we were always finding ways to do everything together., When Al wasn't with me, he was making pizza's in his Dad's or Sam's restaurant, the Wigwam, and Wonderbar. We were always close even after I moved away to Florida. We spoke often.
He will be sadly missed. Our love and prayers to Georgette and the family.

Don Salerno

1 November 2019

Our deepest condolences to Al L. and family.
Don & Marna

David Bisceglia

30 October 2019

Two Grandsons sharing a chair with Grandpops!!!! Love Always!

Terri Cassanelli

30 October 2019

We love you Uncle Al. Your legacy will live on and you will be forever our hero. You left such an impact on the many lives you touched. You surely lived a life full of love, dedication, and devotion for family and to all you met along the way. Who we all need to be in our journey of life can be found in the example of who you were to so many. I feel so blessed, so grateful, and so fortunate for knowing I had an uncle who shined so much light on so many. You’re truly my hero, and now you’re my guardian angel.

Albert(Fitzy) Fitzgerald

30 October 2019

Al was a classmate and team mate at Commerce High. He was also a classy guy. My condolences to the family. We both enjoyed our retirement on Cape Cod.

Marinka Stuvel

29 October 2019

I will forever be grateful to Papa Al for his kind and loving words and always making me feel welcome in his home. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone or anything! I was blessed and my children, his grandchildren, that he was a part of our lives. I will never forget the many visits, Yahtzee nights, Italian dinners with “fresh” basil from his garden, family nights, visits to the beach, playing in the leaves and watching a Sox or Pats game. They are precious memories. Rest In Peace Papa Al. I loved you dearly 💕

Paul O’Shea

28 October 2019

Jim
My sincere condolences to both you and your family

Paul

Carolyn Stahler-Jigerjian

28 October 2019

Just saw this on line. So sorry Georgette. We are here like I said before if u need us. Sending prayers.

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2011 at Lisa's wedding

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Sonny, Dom and Kara circa 2006

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Granpda Al and Opa Nol

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Teaching Kara how to swing a tennis racket.

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Great dance moves!

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