Albert P. Ribeiro, age 87, of Raynham died on February 21, 2018 in Taunton after a brief illness. Surrounded by love, he left to join his beloved wife of 57 years, Jean, who predeceased him. Born and raised in Fairhaven, MA, he was the son of the late Alexandre and Mary Ribeiro. Al was the devoted dad of Albert Ribeiro Jr. and his wife Joanne Guimond of Georgetown, MA, Jane LaChance and her husband David of Raynham, Dr. Virginia (Ginger) Ribeiro Hartman of Canton, MA and Bernadette Dacey and her husband Ron of Raynham. He was predeceased by his son-in-law, Dr. Edward Hartman. A proud and adoring Grandpa, Al leaves a wonderful legacy for his grandchildren Jonathan and Daniel LaChance, Aidan and Conner Hartman, Olivia Ribeiro, and Thomas Dacey. Additionally, he leaves his cherished sister-in-law Ann T. Precourt and many nieces and nephews.
A graduate of Fairhaven High School and Campbell Business School, Al served 6 years in the United States Air Force before beginning his lifelong career at New England Telephone Company and Verizon, starting in equipment installation and retiring as a General Manager in 1991. While installing equipment at the New England Telephone office in Taunton, Al met Jean and they married in June 1958. They lived briefly in Taunton before establishing their home in Raynham in 1960. Al was known for his great sense of humor, strength of character, humility, ability to master any project and most especially for his kindness and generosity. Family and friends turned to him for his uncanny ability to answer any question and his unfailing willingness to help others. From playing the saxophone and clarinet in a big band starting at age 12, to earning a pilot's license in his later years. Al pursued many interests but nothing was more important to him than his family. His was a life well lived and well loved.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at St. Ann Church, Raynham, on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10 am. Visiting hours Saturday from 8:30-9:30 am at the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, Taunton. Interment in St. Josephs Cemetery, Taunton.
FEB 24. 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (EST)
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780
FEB 24. 10:00 AM (EST)
St. Ann Church
660 N Main St.
Raynham, MA, 02767
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