Joseph “Al” Belliveau passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday night, June 21, 2006 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was 73 years old. Al was born in Grosse Coques, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Augustin and Cecile Belliveau. He grew up and was educated in Grosse Coques. In 1957 he immigrated to the United States. He settled in Malden and worked as a foreman and heavy equipment operator for Crane Service, which was located in Somerville. He moved to Burlington in 1987 and retired in 1997.
Al was a regular at the Dunkin Donuts. He enjoyed his cup of coffee and talking with his friends. He also had a routine of regularly walking at the Burlington Mall. He was a big Red Sox fan. But, he was an even bigger fan of his of his children and grandchildren. Having 4 children and 9 grandchildren, he attended countless games and recitals in which he had a family member participating. He became a fan of soccer, hockey, baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, and dance. His grandchildren, who referred to him as “Goompa”, Bubup, and “Boompa” were always thrilled to see him on the sidelines or in the stands of their sporting events. He knew the importance of family and the importance of supporting their goals, interests and activities. Being with his family is what made him happiest.
Al is the beloved husband of over 48 years of Marie “Gerry” (Stuart) Belliveau. He is the loving father of Eric Belliveau & his wife Denise of Tewksbury, David Belliveau & his wife Patricia of Hampton Falls, NH, Cecile & her husband Paul Smith of Billerica, and Paulette & her husband Mark Savage of Burlington. He is the brother of Adrienne Comeau of Melrose, Leonard Belliveau of Winthrop, Louise Comeau of Nova Scotia, and Neil Belliveau of Winthrop. He is the proud grandfather of Danielle, Erica, Matthew, Christopher, Cameron, Mark, Brian, Erin, and David.
Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington, (exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Monday, June 26 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church, 111 Winn St., Burlington, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Al’s name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of MA, 11 Vanderbilt Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062. For Directions & Obituary see www.sullivanfuneralhome.net or www.saintmargaretschurch.net