Alan Price


4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home
43 Winn Street
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Alan R Price

Alan R. Price passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  Alan would have celebrated his 69th birthday on September 30th.

Alan was born in Queens, New York. He was raised and educated in Floral Park, New York.  He graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania and went on to study further at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he received his Master’s Degree. Alan served his country in the United States Army Airborne Division where he achieved the rank of Captain.  Shortly after finishing his stint in the Army he moved to Massachusetts for employment opportunities.

Alan had a long and distinguished career and held many senior finance positions over the years.   He worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, W. R. Grace and retired from Brooks Automation in 2018.  After his retirement, he stayed active through several consulting jobs, which he was still doing at the time of his passing.  Alan had friends he kept in contact with back from high school, his Army days and from his years of employment and social interests.

 Alan had many lifelong interests.  He was an excellent skier for many years.  Every winter, Alan and a group of friends, would rent a home at Killington Mountain in Vermont. He was an avid runner who ran many road races and one who loved high-intensity circuit workouts. He enjoyed making different types of homemade beer for nearly 30 years. A wine connoisseur, he had a great knowledge and deep appreciation for all types of wine, which showed in his healthy wine collection. He loved to cook and was very good at it, making weekly meals from chicken fried rice to beef wellington. Alan’s most loved hobby was dancing. He took many dance lessons over the years, including west coast swing and salsa, which were his favorites. Alan and girlfriend Susan danced together weekly with their wonderful group of dance friends. 

Alan’s greatest joy was his family.  He was the best dad. He was supportive and a rock for his two children.  There was nothing he wouldn’t do for them. He was the calming factor and greatest influence in their lives; he was always looking ahead for them and encouraging them to learn new things and expand their horizons.   Alan’s granddaughter Emma was the light of his life – she was “the princess”.   Nothing brought Alan more happiness than his weekly visits with Emma.  Alan will be remembered as a smart, kind, caring man, and a true gentleman.

Alan was the beloved father of Eva Fishlin & her husband Jay of Billerica and Robert Price of Burlington. Proud grandfather of Emma Fishlin.  Step grandfather of Charlotte, Alexander & Caitlin Fishlin. Son of Eileen Price and the late Alan J. Price of North Carolina.  Brother of Raymond Price & his wife Debra of PA.  Longtime boyfriend of Susan Matara Rufo of Wilmington.  Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Tuesday, Sept 22 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Funeral Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials in Alan’s name may be made to Mass General Bone Marrow Transplant Program.  Checks can be mailed to Massachusetts General Hospital, c/o Development Office, Attn:  Tyrone Latin, 125 Nashua St., Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114.   Checks should be made payable to MGH Bone Marrow Transplant Program, list Alan Price in memo line.

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