Methuen — Alphonse “Al” D. Michaud, 87, of Methuen, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Wingate at Haverhill.
Born and educated in Lawrence, Mass., he was the son of Alfred and Regina (Guilmette) Michaud. He attended St. Anne’s Grammar School, and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Chipola as a Gunners Mate, and was involved in several engagements in the South Pacific.
After serving his country, Alphonse returned, and for more than 50 years, was employed at the Eagle Tribune in North Andover as a print and ad setter, until his retirement. For many years, he served as treasurer for the Lawrence Typographical Union.
Al and his wife, Caroline, spent many happy summers vacationing with their children and grandchildren at Salisbury Beach and Maine. They also spent enjoyable winters in Jupiter, Fla., with their longtime friends.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Caroline (Schlott) Michaud of Methuen; daughters, Paula Andrade and her husband, Gus, also of Methuen, Karen Moran and her husband, Sean, of Damariscotta, Maine; one sister, Edna Roy of Tewksbury, Mass.; and one brother, Richard Michaud of New York; five grandchildren, Matthew and his wife, Katie Andrade of Stoneham, Mass., Allison and her husband, Danny Whall of Wakefield, Mass., Brendan, Patrick and Kathleen Moran all of Damariscotta; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472. Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Thursday, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, at 9:15 a.m., in St. Monica’s Church, Methuen, with burial to follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence. For directions, or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com. The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Michaud Family with the arrangements.