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Official Obituary of: Albert J. Houle, Jr. 11/29/2017

Albert J. Houle, Jr. 11/29/2017

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Albert J. Houle, Jr., 66, of Paine Road passed away Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer which he handled with dignity and grace.

He was the loving husband to his high school sweetheart, JoAnn Mary (Tucci) Houle for 45 years.

Born May 29, 1951 in Attleboro, he was a son of the late Albert Sr. and Irene D. (Ray) Houle.

Al grew up in Attleboro and was a 1969 graduate of Attleboro High School.  He served the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was discharged in 1971 and moved to North Attleboro after marrying JoAnn in 1972.

After the army, he worked at Automatic Machine in Attleboro for several years and as a flooring installer.  In 1981 he opened Houle’s Floor Covering Center in North Attleboro which he owned an operated until his illness.

Al was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church and loved travelling.  He travelled around the world including several trips to Italy to see family.  He spent summers in New Hampshire where he enjoyed fishing and boating.  He also snowmobiled in the winter in New Hampshire.

Al was an avid golfer and loved playing golf with his friends and JoAnn.  He also loved sports and played baseball at Attleboro High School.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his beloved daughter, Danielle Houle of North Attleboro; his mother-in-law Josephine Tucci of North Attleboro; four siblings: Dale Marcotte of Pawtucket, RI, David Houle of Attleboro, Laurie Watters of North Attleboro and Linda Perry of Attleboro; and many nieces and nephews.

He was brother of the late Neil Houle.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 3 from 4-8 p.m. in the Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.  A funeral will be held from the funeral home on Monday, December 4 at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro at 11 o’clock.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

Al’s family would like to thank all of their friends for the tremendous support you’ve given them throughout Al’s illness.  A special thanks to Dr. Mona Kaddis at Milford Hospital, Dr. David Reardon at Dana Farber and Dr. Julian Wu at Tufts Medical Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either St. Mary’s Sacred Heart School, 57 Richard Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760 or Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, PO BOX 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.

To sign an online guestbook for Al, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

  • Comment (22)
  • Joanne and Danielle, may the love of family and friends surround you and comfort you in this time of deep sorrow and help bring you peace.

  • Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the Laviano family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible.We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalano

  • May God welcome Albert with open arms. My prayers and thoughts are with my cousins at this time. Got bless you all

  • Joanne my deepest condolences to you and your family. I just learned of Al’s passing this morning. I always called you and Al a great friend and customer. I have great memories on the golf course and spending time with you and Al at your NH lake home. My prayers are with you. Tom Laviano

  • So very for the loss of Al. He was sweet, funny, Kind, a blessing to be around. Please know that he is loved by so many & will never be forgotten. We are all better people to have known him.

  • Joanne it has been so many years and I am so sorry for you and your daughter Danielle’s loss. loved my cousin Al even though he was much older and I hadn’t seen him in so long. I did get to spend many summers at my favorite Auntie Irene’s house where he would tease me Just like my other boy cousins.
    so young I will miss him deeply God bless you and keep you and try to give you peace in knowing that he and Al are watching over you and yours……amen

  • We are so very sorry for such a great loss as Al. We know it is a devistation for you JoAnne and Danielle and and we will keep you both in our prayers. He was a kind and wonderful man and we will miss him. We were all blessed to have know him. Betty and Kevin Poirier

  • JoAnn I’m so sorry of the passing of Al. My sincerest condolences go out to you & your family members. RIP Albert Houle. Great guy.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Joann. My prayers are with you and your family. So many great memories Gary and i had with you. God bless you and your family!

  • Our deepest condolences JoAnne and Danielle. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Houle family.

  • JoAnn and Danielle I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a great guy with a good sense of humor and quick wit. God Bless.

  • We all loved you so much my big brother. You were loved by everyone whose life you touched. Thank you to my sister-in-law Joann and niece Danielle for always taking such good care of him. He will be forever in our hearts and memories.

  • The Woodbury family and Dan and Janet Schricker send our deepest condolences. Al was such a kind man. He was so good to my mom, Agnes. Our hearts are heavy for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless you all.

  • I have used Houle Flooring on many occasions, Albert always was so kind and helpful. Thoughts and prayers to the Houle family.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Al, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. He will not be forgotten. God bless

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on this sad occasion. Al was a good man and businessman that brought integrity to the flooring business and served the public well over many years.

  • Words cannot express the sadness we feel on the passing of our dear friend Albert. Al was such a wonderful friend to us all and his Saint Mary’s family is going to miss him terribly. Please know JoAnn that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Danielle, and your family during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you from all your friends and family. XOXO

  • May he rest with Auntie and Uncle … always in our hearts
    Melissa (Parent) Fontaine
    George & Barbara Parent

  • Joanne, I am so heartbroken for you. Please know that you, Danielle and Aunt Josie are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and give you strength.

  • Albert my big brother I want you to know how much i love you and miss you already .My heart breaks that i cant be there as you know my condition, We all loved you so much. We laughed we cryed but we always had fun & laughed ever so much when we worked and played hard together!Those were the best !!!!

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  1. Albert my big brother I want you to know how much i love you and miss you already .My heart breaks that i cant be there as you know my condition, We all loved you so much. We laughed we cryed but we always had fun & laughed ever so much when we worked and played hard together!Those were the best !!!!

  2. Joanne, I am so heartbroken for you. Please know that you, Danielle and Aunt Josie are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and give you strength.

  3. May he rest with Auntie and Uncle … always in our hearts
    Melissa (Parent) Fontaine
    George & Barbara Parent

  4. Words cannot express the sadness we feel on the passing of our dear friend Albert. Al was such a wonderful friend to us all and his Saint Mary’s family is going to miss him terribly. Please know JoAnn that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Danielle, and your family during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you from all your friends and family. XOXO

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family on this sad occasion. Al was a good man and businessman that brought integrity to the flooring business and served the public well over many years.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Al, Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. He will not be forgotten. God bless

  7. I have used Houle Flooring on many occasions, Albert always was so kind and helpful. Thoughts and prayers to the Houle family.

  8. The Woodbury family and Dan and Janet Schricker send our deepest condolences. Al was such a kind man. He was so good to my mom, Agnes. Our hearts are heavy for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless you all.

  9. We all loved you so much my big brother. You were loved by everyone whose life you touched. Thank you to my sister-in-law Joann and niece Danielle for always taking such good care of him. He will be forever in our hearts and memories.

  10. JoAnn and Danielle I am so sorry for your loss. Al was a great guy with a good sense of humor and quick wit. God Bless.

  11. Our deepest condolences JoAnne and Danielle. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire Houle family.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss Joann. My prayers are with you and your family. So many great memories Gary and i had with you. God bless you and your family!

  13. JoAnn I’m so sorry of the passing of Al. My sincerest condolences go out to you & your family members. RIP Albert Houle. Great guy.

  14. We are so very sorry for such a great loss as Al. We know it is a devistation for you JoAnne and Danielle and and we will keep you both in our prayers. He was a kind and wonderful man and we will miss him. We were all blessed to have know him. Betty and Kevin Poirier

  15. Joanne it has been so many years and I am so sorry for you and your daughter Danielle’s loss. loved my cousin Al even though he was much older and I hadn’t seen him in so long. I did get to spend many summers at my favorite Auntie Irene’s house where he would tease me Just like my other boy cousins.
    so young I will miss him deeply God bless you and keep you and try to give you peace in knowing that he and Al are watching over you and yours……amen

  16. So very for the loss of Al. He was sweet, funny, Kind, a blessing to be around. Please know that he is loved by so many & will never be forgotten. We are all better people to have known him.

  17. Joanne my deepest condolences to you and your family. I just learned of Al’s passing this morning. I always called you and Al a great friend and customer. I have great memories on the golf course and spending time with you and Al at your NH lake home. My prayers are with you. Tom Laviano

  18. May God welcome Albert with open arms. My prayers and thoughts are with my cousins at this time. Got bless you all

  19. Mike catalano

    We extend our deepest condolences to the Laviano family and friends. The Holy Scriptures give us comfort and hope. Our lord, Jesus Christ said in John 5:28: “Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the “memorial tombs” will hear his voice and come out.” Knowing of a resurrection and being able to see our loved ones again in the near future can give us comfort and hope. You can read more words of consolation from The Bible.We sincerely hope that these words can soothe your hearts.
    Sincerely, Mike Catalano

  20. Joanne and Danielle, may the love of family and friends surround you and comfort you in this time of deep sorrow and help bring you peace.

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