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Albert R. Atwood

Born: Tue., Mar. 23, 1915
Died: Fri., Apr. 29, 2011


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., May 02, 2011
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., May 02, 2011
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Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., May 03, 2011

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Albert R. Atwood of East Bridgewater passed away Friday April 29, 2011 after a long life. He was 96. Husband of the late Mildred (Marlow) Atwood.  Albert was born in Marshfield and grew up in Green Harbor. He has been a resident of East Bridgewater for over 60 years. He was a WW II U.S. Army Disabled Veteran and former P.O.W. for 9 months during WW II and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans Brockton Chapter # 76 since 1959. He served as commander in 1962 and 1973. Former Adjutant for 6 years, graves registration for 10 years, Judge Advocate for 5 years, and Chaplain for 4 years. He was former member and chaplain for 15 years of American Ex Prisoner of War, Southeastern MA Chapter. Member of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. Member of Hanson AA.  Albert worked as a Machinist for Brockton Tool Co. retiring in 1981. After retiring he enjoyed woodworking and made furniture for family and friends. Al was also a huge Red Sox fan.

He is survived by five daughters Audrey Cooper of VA, Roberta Barnes of VA, Merri Garren, Theresa Sampson, and Kelly Brown all of East Bridgewater. He is the last survivor of 13 siblings. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours in the MacKinnon Funeral Home 760 Washington St., WHITMAN on Monday May 2nd 2-4 &7-9 pm.

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday in the funeral home at 11 am. Relatives and friends invited to attend.

A burial will be held at a later date at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree. 


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Tibbetts Family
   Posted Sat April 30, 2011
Our thoguhts and prayers are with your family. Rest assure girls he will always be your guardian angel.

Cousin Walter
   Posted Sat April 30, 2011
Dear cousins, (Audrey, Roberta, Merri, Terri and Kelly) Ros and I send our deepest sympaty and condolences at the loss of your Dad. He was a great man and an Uncle who had a great impact on me and my developemnt. I have much to be thankful for in that regard. One of the first things I remember is he taught me to tie my shoes. There was much more that I am greateful for because he was there for me as an Uncle. I know each of you have your own special remembernces of his influence on you as a loving Dad and a Grandfather to your children. . He will be missed, but we can rejoice in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering in this world. May the Lord bless his Soul.
Love and blessings to you all.

Sherry & Doug Pope
   Posted Sat April 30, 2011
So sorry to hear the news. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We know you''ll miss him, but we know he''s gone to a better place.

Sherry & Doug Pope
   Posted Sat April 30, 2011
So sorry to hear the news. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. We know you''''ll miss him, but we know he''''s gone to a better place.

Linda Sampson Ford
   Posted Sun May 01, 2011
I am so sorry on the passing of your Dad. He was a very special person and will be sadly missed. He is now gone on to a better place to be with your Mom. I hope all your loving memories will help you get through this difficult time. God Bless all of you and may he rest in eternal peace.

scott kenneth garren sr.
   Posted Mon May 02, 2011
love you grampa say hi to Nana ! god speed, he will be missed thank-you all for the love and support i could never have guessed all i have received from that man valuable life lessons by his example in living quality not quantity each candy came with a smile that filled our hearts moms story of getting jucyfruit gum on Sundays lol many great memories cookouts he lives on in our hearts and his lessons pasted thru us for our children and grand children we persevere

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