Albert A. "Al" Lorenzo Print E-mail

Albert A. “Al” Lorenzo

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather
 Albert A. “Al” Lorenzo, 80, of Pelham, died Sunday, March 26th at Heritage Skilled Nursing Home in Lowell. He was the beloved husband of 56 years to Beverly A. (McGrath) Lorenzo who survives him.
 Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, May 10, 1936, a son of the late Albert M. and the late Nora (Bonnette) Lorenzo, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1954.
 A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Al proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman, Fire Control Technician Striker from July 21, 1954 to June 20, 1958 and was stationed aboard the Fletcher-class Destroyer USS Clarence K. Bronson.
 Before retiring, Al was employed as a Master Electrician with IBEW Local 558 in Lowell and IBEW Local 103 in Boston for 59 years.
 Among his many interests, he was a voracious reader and wrote many short stories on many different subjects. He also wrote the History of the Lowell Canal System. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 in Pelham as well as the Longmeadow Golf Club in Lowell.
 In addition to his wife Beverly, Al is survived by a son Michael J. Lorenzo and his wife Pamela (Miller) of Lowell; four grandchildren Brian, Christina, Nicholas and Jillian; and eight great-grandchildren Brianna, Brisean, Laniya, Mariah, Gianah, Brittania, Briella and Caleb.
 He was also brother of the late Edward F. Lorenzo and the late Joseph D. Lorenzo.
 Al was deeply loved by all of his family and them by him.
 In keeping in accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours and all Funeral Services will be held privately for his family. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Longmeadow Scholarship Fund, 165 Havilah St, Lowell, MA 01852. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, Lowell, Ma. (978) 458-8768.
Condolences (7)
  • Mariah Lorenzo  - Great grand daughter
    Papa R.I.P i love you so much and miss u deeply. I hope you are in a better place. You deserve to be there because you were such a good person and someone I looked up too. I will try my best to accomplish things you wanted to do to make u happy. I am sad that you are gone, but you are happier in heaven than suffering on earth. Stay happy GG I love u! We all have to be strong for him. ❤️
  • Laurie Desiato  - My sympathy
    Beverly and Michael, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Al was a wonderful husband , father , and grandfather. Love , Joe and Laurie Desiato
  • Mehmed Ali  - Assistant Director of University Library
    One of the greats is gone. We will miss Al's spirit here in Lowell. He was a great contributor to the city's history and his work was pioneering in its detail. His smile and wit will be forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace my friend.
  • Gene Manley
    Al was a dear friend, and a great member of Long Meadow Golf Club. He was always there to lead a helping hand. Al was my "Special Assistant" for the past 20 years helping me bring up the golf carts for early morning play. I used to thank him everyday, and he would give that wry smile and say "that's what we do, help our fellow man" Thanks again for the last time Al, I'll think of you every time I bring up the carts for your fellow members.... God bless you, Beverly & Michael.
  • Jack Herlihy  - With sadness. . .
    For nearly 15 years Al visited Lowell National Historical Park to do his research on the Lowell Canal History and related interests. He mined the park museum collection tirelessly and contributed to scholarly research on Lowell History that he shared freely. He visited me every Wednesday, always with a smile and word of encouragement. He and His loving wife Beverly, packaged tens of thousands of Lowell Civil War trading cards for the school children of Lowell as part of the NPS Civil War Sesquicentennial. I will miss his visits and remember him fondly. Jack Herlihy, Museum Specialist
  • Arthur Masse  - Bar Manager, Longmeadow Golf Club
    Al & his brother Ed visited me every Sun day morning.We had great conversations & told a lot of jokes.They were great friends. My depest sympathy to all of the family.
  • Becky Warren  - my sympathy
    To Al's family, I am sorry to learn of Al's passing. For many years we enjoyed our conversations as he passed by my office carrying newspaper clippings of Lowell's stories and history to be added to the collections at Lowell National Historical Park. We shared many delightful conversations through the years. His passion for history will remain with me forever. Becky Warren Park Ranger
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