Alfred N. Bedard
Loving husband, father,
grandfather, and brother; 80
LOWELL -- Alfred N. Bedard, age 80, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Lowell General Hospital - Saints Campus, after a brief illness.
He was the beloved husband of Mary Jane (Marie Jeanne Hardy) Bedard with whom he would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on May 30th, 2014.
Alfred was born in Lowell on July 19, 1933, a son of the late Arthur and Marie Laure (Nolet) Bedard. He was a lifelong resident of Lowell, and a communicant of the Parish of St. Rita, and the former Ste. Jeanne d'Arc Parish.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a senior designer for 43 years with General Electric in Lynn and was a member of the American Federation of Technical Employees.
In his free time, Alfred enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, a game at which he couldn't be beat. He also enjoyed traveling, having traveled to Europe and Israel. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his eight children, Ronald Bedard and his fiancée, Marie Lyons of Seabrook, NH, Diane Duff and her husband, Thomas of Dracut, Donald Bedard and his husband, David Vaillancourt of Lowell, Daniel Bedard and his wife, Camille of Lowell, Elaine Krawczyk of Hudson, NH, Marie Ellen Sigman and her husband, Richard of Tyngsboro, Renee Gregoire and her husband, Stephen of Hudson, NH, Kimberly Curran and her husband, Timothy of Lowell; beloved niece, Rosie Corradino of Lowell; a sister, Rita Geoffroy of Pelham, NH; a brother, Raymond Bedard and his wife, Nicole of Arizona; 20 grandchildren, he is expecting his first great-grandchild in July, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Rose Corradino, Yvonne Huestis, Oliver and Henry Bedard, Alice Burns, Cecile Vincent and Rolande Gilman.
BEDARD -- Relatives and friends may call at the M. R. LAURIN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 295 Pawtucket St., Lowell on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 4 until 8 pm. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Parish of St. Rita, Lowell. FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ste. Jeanne d'Arc School, 68 Dracut St., Lowell, MA 01854 or to the Circle Home Health Hospice Inc., (former VNA of Greater Lowell), 336 Central St., Lowell, MA 01852.
To share your thoughts and memories of Alfred, please visit www.laurinfuneralhome.com,
M.R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home
295 Pawtucket Street Lowell, MA 01854
Published in Lowell Sun on June 1, 2014