Albert Lemelin

Obituary of Albert Lemelin

Albert Lemelin, a retired electrical engineer passed away at his home with his wife and sons at his side on Thursday night, November 20, 2008. He was 73 years old. Al was born and raised in Biddeford, Maine. He joined the Army after High School and served during the Korean War. After returning from the war, he went to Northeastern University to earn his degree in Electrical Engineering. Al had a talent of being able to analyze a problem or a broken piece of equipment and be able to work out the cause. This was a talent that he used often while working for IBM as a Field Engineer for 27 years. He also shared his talent around his home and with his friends and neighbors. He could fix almost anything including home and auto. He always had the right tool or part for a job. Some would say of Al, “if Al didn’t have it, you didn’t need it. ” Al loved to dance. When he was on the dance floor with his wife, Joan, others on the floor would stop to admire their grace and ability. He took lessons at the Arthur Murray School of Dance and later became an instructor. He competed in local and national dance competitions. He was also an avid bowler and was a member of the Independence bowling League for over 20 years. He was a loving husband and a proud father. He was always in the stands cheering on his 3 sons as they participated in football, wrestling, and baseball. Al will be fondly remembered. Al was the beloved husband of 40 years of Joan (DiBiase) Lemelin of Burlington. He was the loving father of Patrick Lemelin & his wife Morgana of Billerica, Stephen Lemelin & his fiancée Kelly Beckler of Waltham, and Luke Lemelin of Burlington. He was the son of Dorothy Lemelin of S. Portland, ME, the late Stanislaus and Elise Lemelin. He was the brother of Maurice & his wife Dorothy Lemelin of ME and Annette Howe of ME. He was the proud grandfather of Julia and Patrick Lemelin, Jr. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Monday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Al’s name may be made to the VNA of Middlesex East and Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. For directions, obituary, & online guest book see or
Share Your Memory of