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Albert J. Fabbre

February 1, 1930 September 21, 2014
Albert J. Fabbre
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Albert J. Fabbre, 84, of Ludlow, died peacefully on September 21, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Born in Ronco, PA, he was longtime Ludlow resident where he was a faithful and active communicant of St. Elizabeth Parish serving as a Eucharist Minister, a member of the League of the Sacred Heart, past member of the Pastoral Council, Finance Committee, and was a teacher and Director of the CCD program for many years.
Albert was a decorated Koren War and Vietnam veteran proudly serving in the United States Navy for 26 years from May 1948 until December l973. Al served on four different ships; The USS Sunnadin(ATA-197), The USS Oklahoma City(CLG-5), The USS Turner Joy (DD-951), and the USS Shenandoah(AD-26), he served three years with the Military Assistance Advisory Group, London England, and three years in Hawaii and at various stations in the U.S. He reached the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer as an enlisted man and Chief Warrant Officer as a commissioned Officer. Recruiter for New England Area. His awards are The SECNAV Commendation Medal, The SECNAV Achievement Medal, The Meritorious Unit Commendation, The Good Conduct Medal(5 awards) the National Defense Medal (with star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal (3 stars), The Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. 
He was a graduate of German Township High School, A.I.C. and received his Masters from Westfield State College. Albert was a special needs and general educator for over 23 years in the Springfield Public School System where he was very active as a class advisor and chaperone; especially at Central High School where he proudly took the role of Senior Class Advisor.
Al was a member of the Frank Ackerman Post 3236 of Ludlow where he served as chaplain; and his civic involvement included time on the Personnel Board and a member of the Ludlow Finance Committee. Al was also a Director of special needs for Camp Isabella. 
Albert was the beloved husband of 43 years to Margaret "Peggy" (Clarchick) Fabbre; a loving father to David Lee Fabbre, of Indian Orchard and Linda Haluch and husband James, of Raynham, Ma; a cherished grandfather of Shannon and Anna Haluch; a dear brother to Dennis Fabbri and wife Maureen; and also leaves many loving extended family members and dear friends including his sister in law Deborah Finnegan and husband Robert; niece Suzanne Medea; nephews Erik and Bryan Fabbri; and devoted canine companions Roxie and Molly. 

Donations may be made in Albert's memory to the charity of one's choice. 

Visiting hours are on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm.  Funeral services for Albert are on Thursday, September 25. Friends and family are asked to gather directly at St. Elizabeth Parish at 11:00am for a Liturgy of Christian Burial followed by burial in Island Pond Cemetery.

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