OBITUARY

Alfred James Aldcroft

July 9, 1928March 19, 2011

.Alfred J. Aldcroft

82 of Warren RI. died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the RI Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the loving husband of Shirley F. (Patterson) Aldcroft for 50 years. Born in Pawtucket he was the son of the late James and Esther M. (Roy) Aldcroft

He was a veteran of the Korean War and a devoted past volunteer at the Veterans Medical Center in Providence. He retired from Royal Chain in Warren in 1994. He was an avid reader and a long time railroad enthusiast. He was a very devoted husband and father and he most enjojed spending time with his 5 grandchildren.

He was a communicant and past Lector at St. Mary of the Bay Church in Warren

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters DonnaJ. (Jorge Laires and Susan M. (Alan) Medeiros of Warren RI. One son Brian E. Aldcroft of Portsmouth RI. One sister Lynn Yorkell of Orlando, Florida., and 5 grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Ralph E. and William P. Aldcroft.

His Funeral will be Tuesday at 9 am from WILBUR-ROMANO Funeral Home 615 Main Street Warren followed by a 10 am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Bay Church 645 Main Street, Warren RI. Burial will be in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Warren Relatives and friends are invited to attend the VISITATION ON MONDAY March 21, 2011 from 4-8 pm at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to RI Veterans Home Chapel Fund, 480 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI. 02809 would be greatly appreciated.

REMEMBERING

Alfred James Aldcroft

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Christine Enos

March 25, 2011

A Man Named Al
I met a man named Al awhile ago
He was tall & proud & full of wit.
He had a love for his family
They were close knit.

When he spoke of his children
He’d smile so wide
When he spoke of his grand kids
He’d beam with pride.

His love, it was Shirley
Their marriage 52 years.
She said in all that time
He never gave her tears.

But the Lord decided
To take him home
We must always remember
We are not alone.

His memory & love
We’ll carry with us here
Until that wonderful time
That he will meet us There.
Love, Chris & Steve

Matthew Laires

March 24, 2011

hello, i am one of alfred's grandchildren. and as you all know this great man was a military man. which is one of the many qualities that made him such a great grandfather. and what i as one of his 5 grandchildren look up to the most. and as he has passed, it is my honor now to follow in his footsteps. although i wish he could physically be here to watch me in the process of joining the greatest military fighting force in america, the USMC. but i know he can still see me doing it and now i shall do it all in his honor. everyday or every year that i spend in the marines will be for him, and it will forever represent his memory in my life. i will miss you very much grandpa. i wish you could see me in 3 months when i return from my basic training. because i know you would be very proud. love your grandson,
Matthew

March 24, 2011

My Dad...

The kindest man that ever lived
I can say that without telling a fib.

He loved trains, my Mom and his kids
But most of all his GRANDKIDS.

Jessica, David, Matthew, Justin and Ian
Were all a big part of his being.

Spending time with all of us
He showed love, care and trust.

Now that he is not here
He is without pain and fear.

"I love you Dad" always and forever.
I will see again someday wherever...

Love, Susan

Donna & Jorge Laires

March 23, 2011

Dear Dad:
We miss you a whole bunch and always will. "There's a hole in my heart that can only be filled by you" and all we have now are WONDERFUL memories of good times with your quick wit, positive influence and guidance, and a caring heart and soul to keep us on the right path of life, learning to stand right back up when we fall and not lose faith in our short stay here on this earth, God's wonderful planet!!
Love ya and miss you forever,
Donna and Jorge

Diane Mansi

March 22, 2011

Brian and Family - Mom and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please accept our condolences and we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers! Love you Buzzy! Love Diane and Glo!

Steve Sustakowsky

March 22, 2011

Shirley, Donna Sorry to hear of the passing of Alfred. Although it's been many many years, I still remember Alfreds smile and kind words on his visits to Scotts Supermarket.

March 22, 2011

Thanks for everyone that came!

Rick Hamel

March 22, 2011

Susan and the Aldcroft family. Saddened to hear on the transitioning of your father to the next life. I remember Al from many years ago while in Warren.

Jessica Medeiros

March 21, 2011

Melissa Lavey

March 21, 2011

Dear Shirley, Donna, Susan, and Brian,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

I will always remember Al making me laugh so much when I was little. Whenever I was at your house, he would be sitting at your dining room table seemingly lost in a big book, and he'd suddenly look up and say "Well hello there Melissa Telissa..." and then he would find a way to crack me up. He was such a funny, smart and wonderful person...a rare blessing to us all.

May priceless and simple memories comfort you during this sad time. Please extend my sympathy to Jorge, Alan, Jessica, David, Matthew, Ian, and Justin as well.

Love,
Missy