Albert L. Ordway Jr.

Albert L. Ordway Jr. age 59, Retired Deputy Fire Chief for the Town of Framingham passed away on December 27, 2013 at his home in Natick after a two year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Natick, the son of Jeanne C (Magee) Ordway of Natick and late Albert L. Ordway, Sr. (Natick Fire Dept.) who died December 31, 2012. Mr. Ordway was a lifelong resident of Natick. He attended Saint Patricks Elementary School, and graduated from Natick High School, Class of 1972. He obtained degrees in Fire Science and Fire Technology from Mass Bay Community College in 1982 and Anna Maria College in 2002. Albert and his father were recognized as the first father-and-son to graduate in the same Class at Mass Bay. Albert began his 33 year career with the Framingham Fire Department in March 1977. He quickly rose up the ranks being promoted to Lieutenant in 1981, Captain in 1986, and Deputy Fire Chief in 1987, a position he held for 23 years. As Deputy Chief he served as the Departments Administrative Officer, Emergency Management Director and Training Officer for several years. He finished his last 11 years supervising fire ground operations, the part of the job he enjoyed the most. He also served as Framinghams Civil Defense Director from 1993 | 2000. Albert was a member of the Natick Elks for his entire adult life. In addition to his mother he is survived by a daughter Kathryn Ordway Beaudry and her husband Michael of Waltham, one son Albert L. Ordway III of Beverly, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mr. Ordway also leaves two former wives, Valerie (Olsen) Collins of Arizona and Deborah (Lees) Martin of Detroit, Michigan. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the Funeral on Thursday January 2, 2014 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 were Wednesday January 1, from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Burial was private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and to send the Ordway family online condolences please visit www. everettfuneral.com.

Funeral Home

John Everett & Sons Funeral Home
4 Park Street Natick, MA 01760
(508) 653-4342

Published in The Natick Bulletin & Tab from Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 6, 2014