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Almario Bucal

February 28, 1939October 7, 2020
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Dr. Almario “Mai” Alvarez Bucal, 81, died peacefully Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the comfort of his home in Sudbury, MA. He was born in Paco, Philippines on February 28, 1939 and immigrated to the United States at 20 years old.

Almario was an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, a Director of Pathology at Somerville Hospital in Somerville, MA and Bioran Medical laboratory in Cambridge, MA. He completed his career at Quest Diagnostics in Marlborough, MA, retiring at age 80.

Almario will be remembered for his outgoing and charismatic personality, and his immeasurable love for his family and friends. He enjoyed life by traveling the world, being active outdoors, spending time with his family and friends, and constantly making everyone smile and laugh.

Almario was preceded in death by his parents, Andres Bucal and Eusebia Bucal. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Norma Aquitania Bucal, his four children and their spouses: Gerard R. Bucal, Lillibeth A. Caballero & Raymond J. Caballero, Gregory A. Bucal, Cyd V. Tyska, and his eight grandchildren: Andrew, Nathan, Mario, Ian, Sophia, Jake, Ellie, and Samantha.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Almario’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research hospital, at stjude.org/dannysdream, and dedicate your donation in memory of Almario Bucal.

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Dennis Mendoza

October 13, 2020

Our deepest and sincere sympathy and sorrow for your loss. May he Rest In Peace.🙏🙏🙏 from Linda and Doming

Raymond Bihis

October 13, 2020

Every time we plan to go to the mainland from Hawaii, we end up gravitating 5k miles to Sudbury, Massachusetts to see Tito Mai and Tita Norma. We always felt welcome and know that it will be a great time. I looked forward to Tita Norma's asparagus soup and Tito Mai's stories. To me, Tito Mai is one of the best story tellers. It is a combination of sarcasm, humor, & seriousness all in one story! He weaves them all effortlessly and with all sincerity. This goes on all day and all night. From medical, to business, even life lessons! I could listen to him all day. His mind is bright, his heart is full of love, his spirit is generous and his soul is compassionate. Tito Mai, you will live forever in our hearts and in my mind, with your stories...Cheers!

Lee-Ann Parrillo

October 10, 2020

Quest Christmas celebration with Dr. Bucal.

Gina Cunto-Amesty

October 10, 2020

I will always remember you, dear Mario. Your sense of humor, your kindness and humanity, your stories, your dedication to family and your generosity with friends. You had a great life to be cherished. You will be missed. Fly high and be happy in heaven

Emilie Zipagan-Azocar

October 10, 2020

Dr. Almario Bucal is a friend, a mentor and a father to me and to all Quest Diagnostics family. We will surely miss him. May he rest in peace. We have another angel looking after us.

Fe Festin

October 10, 2020

Dr. Bucal was one of the first Filipino physicians I met when we migrated to the US. He was genuinely welcoming, friendly and passionate about keeping our Filipino physician community cohesive and visible. As one of the past Presidents of PMANE (Philippine Medical Association of New England), he was so dedicated to this organization that he unrelentlessly encouraged me and our colleagues to keep this organization going. I have been inspired by his commitment and support of PMANE as he always found the time to listen and guide us as we revived the organization. He would even find the time to attend our meetings despite his doting duties to his grandchildren. He will be remembered for his leadership, his wisdom, his kindness, his friendly demeanor and his love for Norma and family. We will miss him!
Sincere condolences to Norma and family. We join you in prayers for his eternal rest.
- Fe and Nestor Festin

Marga Zarraga

October 10, 2020

Dr. Mario Bucal receiving recognition for his years of dedicated service to the Filipino -American medical community as President of the Philippine Medical Association of New England (www.pmane.wildapricot.org), Photo taken during awarding ceremonies at Fairmont Copley Hotel in Boston last 2018.
Photo credit: Dr. Fe Festin

Lee-Ann Parrillo

October 10, 2020

Dr. Bucal will be fondly remembered for me my entire life. As a young woman of 26 that started to work for the company of Bioran at the time, he was one of my first mentors. Always with a smile and a genuine love for his practice of Pathology he was a guiding light to me at the start of my career. 25 years later we would share jokes and life stories as well as quiet conversations in his office. Those were my favorite times. He would gently instill his wisdom to me and keep telling me I was doing a great job leading the department. His inspiration came at times when I needed it most and he didn’t even know. He was such a gentleman and scholar. I’ve learned so much and owe so much to him. Recently, during Covid and his illness , he would call me out of the blue to se how things were going in the lab. I’d often be on my way home and talk for a few minutes while I was driving. He was always upbeat and positive. My life has been forever changed since I’ve known him. He has been a wonderful teacher, influence and guide on my path. They don’t make men like Dr. Bucal anymore. He was a gem , a teacher and a guiding light. My life is better for having known him. My deepest sympathies to his family. Know he was loved by all. I will miss you terribly Dr. B. All my love and respect, Lee-Ann. Xo

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