Albert P. Vandette, 88
Marlborough - Albert P. Vandette, 88, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 at UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester after being stricken ill at home.
He leaves his wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Remick) Vandette, his children, Mary Ellen Moore and her husband, Kenneth; Philip Vandette and his wife, Joan; and Dorothy Vandette. He also leaves his sister, Anita Grimaldi, and his grandchildren, Matthew Moore, Jarrod Moore, Kelley Moore, Kyle Vandette and Rebecca Vandette.
Born in North Attleboro, the son of Adelard and Hosanna (Bourgeois) Vandette, he was a resident of Marlborough for the past 52 years. He attended schools in North Attleboro and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving as private first class with the 164th Infantry, Americal Division. He was wounded at Gaudalcanal in December 1942 fighting against the Japanese, and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Mr. Vandette retired in 1983 after 28 years of being a tool maker for the former Fenwal Inc. in Ashland. Previously, he worked in the North Attleboro area.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough and a life member of the Salvatore Padula Chapter 82 of the D.A.V. He was an exceptional woodworker, making fine furniture and clocks, and also enjoyed gardening.
Funeral services were held Nov. 29 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home in Marlborough, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvatore Padula Chapter 82 of the D.A.V., P.O. Box 229, 255 Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752.
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