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RISKALLA, Albert G. Of Westwood, died peacefully and surrounded by love on November 3rd, 2013. Beloved husband of Mimi A. (Rodriguez) Riskalla for 45 years. Loving father of Albert G. Riskalla Jr. of Westwood and Mimi V. OShea and her husband John also of Westwood. Devoted grandfather of J.T., Trenton, Max and Kyle O Shea. Brother of Rose Riskalla of Palmer and the late Joseph Riskalla Jr. and the late Selma Riskalla. Also survived by one cousin and many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Albert was a kind, driven and hardworking man. He graduated with high honors both from The High School of Commerce and Western New England University before serving in the army and working at the Draper Laboratory at MIT. He then went on to become the owner and founder of a successful automotive business for over thirty five years. His hobbies included learning new things, fixing things and enjoying the company of friends and family. He touched lives and inspired people wherever he went. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St. (off Route 109) WESTWOOD on Sunday Nov. 10th from 2-5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Margaret Mary Church, 845 High St., Westwood on Monday morning Nov. 11th at 10 a.m. Interment at St. Michaels Cemetery, Springfield on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 12th at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Alberts memory to The Lunder 9 Nursing Fund, Attn: Nurse Director, Lunder 9 MGH, Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114.

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Published in Boston Globe from Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, 2013.
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November 16, 2018
Dear Family many years have gone by but during 1986 I met Al and his friendahip changed my life in many aspects. I heñped out at ABJ on Summer St. My name is Jamie from Buenos Aires Argentina. . I remember Mimi and their children well. Huge hug. And Im very moved by the news. He has always been very present in my life.
James Murray
July 6, 2016
I meant to leave this years ago. Al was a kind soul who always took care to treat me with respect whenever I brought my car in for service. I never had a grandfather, but Al gave the vibe of a concerned relative, always teaching me a bit about cars, the neighborhood of Somerville, and other small talk that made me feel at ease. I just thought of him today and his energy made m smile.
Jessica Conine
March 17, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the Riskalla family. I learned only today of Al's passing. I enjoyed talking with him over many years as a loyal customer of his automotive business. He was a wonderful man, full of wisdom and sound advice and so dedicated to his craft. I will miss him.
Tom Estabrook
March 17, 2014
Al was wonderful -- a thoroughly honest, ethical man. I loved talking to him. I'm so sad he is gone.
-- Patricia Brennecke
December 30, 2013
To the Riskalla family:
I first met Al at Commerce H.S. His sister, Selma, and I were in the same class. A few years after graduation, we both worked in the shipping room office at Chapman Valve in Indian Orchard, Mass. When Chapman went on strike one year, I left and lost contact with Al.
I have tried off and on thru the years to find Al. I succeeded today, only to find out that he passed away. Needless to say, I am saddened and my heart goes out to the Riskalla family.
Al was a man with sterling qualities that set him apart from so many other men. I have never met a more decent man. My heart and prayers go out to all in the Riskalla family.

Warm regards,
Clarence Buzzell
Taylors, S.C. 29687
November 14, 2013
Dear Mimi, I am heartbroken to learn of your father's passing. Al has taken care of my cars and of me for more than 20 years. He was unfailingly kind, gentle, patient and loving; as a human being, he set the bar very high. He defined for me what a man, a decent human being, should be, and I will miss him terribly. You are all very much in my thoughts and prayers. May angels lead him into Paradise, and may God wipe away all tears from your eyes.
Susan Byers Paxson
November 7, 2013
Deepest sympathies to all. Al was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
- The DelFavero Family
Sandi DelFavero
November 6, 2013
"Please Accept my condolences" I have worked and liked Al for 30 years! He was a good man and i will deeply miss him!!!
Peter Vincent
November 5, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Your father was a wonderful man and his legacy lives on in you and in your children. I know you were very close to him. You are a very strong person and that will carry you through this difficult time.

Love you always
Lisa Melino and family
Lisa Melino
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