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Albert "Al" W. Savage

March 1, 1928 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Albert "Al" Savage Obituary

Albert W. Savage, 95, of Nashua, NH passed away January 15, 2024 at Granite Hospice House, after a period of declining health. Born in Nashua, NH on March 1, 1928, he was the son of the late Carl and Ellen Savage. Upon graduating from Nashua High School, he attended UNH as a freshman and joined the ROTC program. Toward the end of WW II, he enlisted in the US Army. He was a member of the James E. Coffee Post #3, the American Legion, and the Catholic War Veterans Post #1624. Following his service, he graduated from Nashua Business School.

 Al worked at the former Nashua Beef Co. for 42 years, rising to the position of Vice President and co-owner. In later years, he helped organize and became co-owner and VP of the Country Club, USA in Chelmsford, Ma. On September 12, 1953, Al married Marion Philibert, who became not only the love of his life but also his partner in building a legacy of exemplary service to both the community and to the veterans.

Al dedicated his life to service. He was made an Honorary member of the Nashua Council #122 Knights of Columbus, the Nashua Lions Club (72 yrs), and the Nashua Lodge of Elks, serving in several leadership roles for over 70 years. He helped organize and run many youth programs, including Little League baseball, Elks Biddy Basketball, Elks Pop Warner Football, Elks Hoop Shoot Program, Boy Scouts of America, Elks Trojans Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, and many more. He and his wife Marion worked side by side, tirelessly serving toward the betterment of area youth, and underprivileged children and families.

Al was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Citizen of the Year for Service in Youth & Community (1974), the 1981 Citizen of the Year Award from the Nashua  Chamber of Commerce, (presented to both Al and his wife), the International Association of Lion’s Club  “Medal of Honor” (1999), and the “Elks Distinguished Citizenship” Award (2009).  In 2010, Al was recognized by the Governor for his year-round volunteering. He was presented with a life membership to the Nashua Lions Club in 2017 and in 2020 Al and the late Marion Savage were inducted into the Nashua Athletic Hall of Fame by the City of Nashua.

Al loved working hard, leading and serving, family barbeques at his home, golf, singing patriotic songs, and photography. He always had a big smile for everyone.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marion, of 66 years, his sister Andrea Savage, his granddaughter Jennifer Spinelli, and great-grandson Nicholas Anthony Diaz. He is survived by his two sons Carl and Kenneth Savage and his daughter Kathy Glenn. Also surviving are his five grandchildren, Shaun, Adam, Matt, Carrie, and Erica and eight great grandchildren, Sierra, Madison, Logan, Aviana, Ava, Ryan, Grace, and Austin.

Relatives and friends are invited to Al’s visitation on Friday January 26th from 4 until 7 PM at Rochette Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. His Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 27th at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Church on 777 West Hollis Street, Nashua. Interment to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum on Kinsley Street, Nashua.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to the Nashua Boys and Girls Club, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua or the Nashua Soup Kitchen.

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Visitation
Friday
January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rochette Funeral & Cremation Services
21 Kinsley Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Funeral Mass
Saturday
January 27, 2024

9:30 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Church (West Hollis Street, Nashua)

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