WEST BOYLSTON, Alfred Raymond Bavosi, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Clinton Hospital.
He was born in Holden, MA, son of the late Raymond "Romo" and Caroline (Federici) Bavosi and raised in West Boylston, where he lived all his life. He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force as a Crew Chief stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam where he worked on F-100 fighter jets. He took great pride in serving his country and was recommended for promotion a number of times. After returning home to civilian life in 1967, Al spent many years working as a mail carrier for the town of West Boylston. In 1976, he, along with his Uncle Joe Bacchiocchi and brother Donny, started Wachusett Marking Company where he used his exceptional mechanical skills and strong work ethic developing and manufacturing metal marking wheels. For 33 years, he formed enduring relationships with machinists around the country, Canada and Mexico. Prior to his retirement, he and Donny sold the company to one of their biggest competitors, GEM Gravure Company in Hanover, MA. After the sale, he continued traveling and fostering relationships with his clients in the field, aiding in a seamless and comfortable transition to GEM Gravure.
In 1969, Alfred married his beloved bride, Kathleen Ann (Villnave) Bavosi and shared 52 blissful years together. He leaves behind Kathy, along with their four loving children, Michele DeVillers and her husband Michael of Worcester, Amie Moore and her husband J.T. of Sterling, Timothy and his wife Trysta of Sterling and Jennifer Cadwallader and her husband Peter of W. Boylston, and 11 beautiful grandchildren to which he was a wonderful role model; Michael and William Watkins, Anthony DeVillers, Charlie, John and William Moore, Anna, Caroline and Ruby Bavosi, and Olivia and John Cadwallader. Al also leaves behind is adoring brother, Donald Bavosi and his wife Shirley, 13 nieces and nephews and countless friends, including Carol and Steven Blake, Jeanette and Gary Flynn, and his cousin and dear friend, Brenda Taylor and her long time partner, Glenn Wright.
Al was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great friend, mentor, and role model. A dedicated person in everything he did, he genuinely loved life; always living in the present moment, never in a hurry to be somewhere else. His love had no boundaries and his kind and generous soul was there for anyone who needed a hand, a laugh, or a strong arm. He made friends everywhere he went and touched many people. He loved to start up a conversation or throw out a witty comment to make you laugh and that's all it would take, you became connected. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of each of them and supported them in all their endeavors. He loved to talk about his life and share his childhood stories of growing up in W. Boylston, a town which holds deep family history.
Al enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting and riding his Harley Davidson with his beloved wife and their friends. They spent wonderful summers at Bay View Campground in Bourne where his family and friends spent endless hours boating and clamming along Monument Beach. They spent many winters in sunny Dunedin, FL where they enjoyed the company of their friends and a slower, more relaxed lifestyle.
Al loved deeply and cared about so many people. He will be deeply missed and his memories will be cherished.
Visiting hours to celebrate Al's life will be held on Monday, July 19th from 4:00 until 7:00pm at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston Street, West Boylston. The funeral will be held Tuesday, July 20th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 111 Worcester Street. Visitors are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery.