BRIDGEWATER — A graveside service and internment at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vermont will occur at a future date for Alfred Grover who passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green, KY with family.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1922, in Boston, MA. Raised during the depression, Al completed high school, while simultaneously working to provide food and shelter for his mother and younger brothers and sisters.
During World War II, Al was involved in some of the fiercest fighting in the South Pacific as a proud member of the 1st Marine Division. When the war ended, Al found employment at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston, later transferring in 1953 to the VA in White River Jct. where he retired in 1977 after 30 years.
Al became actively involved in the Bridgewater Planning Committee and had been a member of the Woodstock school board. Throughout his life he was an avid Red Sox fan and never missed a game.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of more than 60 years, Cecelia; a son, Daniel; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Bridgewater Ambulance Service.
This obituary first appeared in the January 10, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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