BARRE – Albert Clarence Freeman, 76, passed away during the early morning on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in Heywood Hospital in Gardner.
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Albert was born on Aug 11,1943 the son of the late Clarence and Lillian (LeMay) Freeman. He leaves his nephew Michael R. Freeman and wife Cynthia of Oakham; 2 nieces Lynette A. LeFrancois and her husband Robert from Sutton MA and Jennifer Pierce and her husband John of Athol MA; his sister in law, Annettte (Jackson) Freeman and his half brother Ed Decoteau of North Brookfield MA. He was predeceased by a brother Richard A. Freeman on October 28, 2019.
Albert was a US Army Veteran serving in Vietnam. He joined in 1966 and was stationed in Ft Belvoir VA and in Vietnam during the conflict. He returned home in 1968 and was honorably discharged in 1972 after completing Army Reserve and National Guard time. He saw a live Bob Hope show in Cam Ranh Bay Vietnam and he would mention this event at different times.
Albert loved to work on his garden, repair televisions and fix lawn-mowers. He also enjoyed tractor shows and events. He used to have a whole assortment of tubes and parts to repair TVs. Albert also knew how to weld. He worked in saw mills for many years and as a security guard. He also worked a the Barre Foundry and FlexCon in Spencer.
Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service for Albert on April 16,2020 at 10:00AM in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery 111 Glenallen St. Winchendon with full military honors. Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre is directing arrangements.