Albert L. Ordway Sr.

Albert L. Ordway Sr. 86, passed away December 31, 2012 at his home in Natick surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne C. (Magee) Ordway with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Albert was born in Natick on February 2, 1926, the son of the late Truman and Helen (Doyle) Ordway. He was a lifelong resident of Natick. Albert proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Quincy. While serving on the Quincy he fought at the Battle of Normandy and was a crew member on the Quincy when the ship transported President Roosevelt to the Yalta Conference in the Crimea. In 1948 he began his long and distinguished career with the Natick Fire Department as a call Firefighter. In 1950 he was appointed a fulltime Firefighter. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1973, Captain in 1977 and Acting Deputy Chief in 1987.He retired in 1988 after serving the town for over 40 years. In 2010 the Town of Natick dedicated "Ordway Brothers Square" honoring Albert, Harold, Ronald, and Francis who all served their country during World War II.The monument is located just steps away from the brothers boyhood home on Forest Avenue. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son Albert L. Ordway Jr. of Natick. His granddaughter Kathryn Beaudry and her husband Michael of Waltham and his grandson Albert L. Ordway III of Danvers,one brother Ronald Ordway and his wife Nora of Natick, three sisters in law, Loretta Ordway of Natick, Carol Crowell of Nantucket, Phyllis Magee of Mattapoisset, a brother in law William Magee and his wife Dawn of Palm Coast Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Albert was preceded in death by his brothers Truman, George, William, Harold, and Francis. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral on Monday January 7, at 9:00 A.M. from the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Patrick Church at 10:00 A.M. Visiting hours are Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Interment Dell Park Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Brookhaven Hospice 6 Beech Street Framingham MA 01702. For directions or to send the Ordway family online condolences please visit

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Jan. 3, 2013