Albert J. Comeau, 83, Korean War Veteran

Albert_ComeauAlbert J. Comeau, 83, of Haverhill, husband of the late Mary Yvonne (MacIsaac) Comeau, passed away Monday, July 11, at Massachusetts General Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Mary L. (Blinn) Comeau. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he attended St. Joseph Grammar School and was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School, class of 1951. Shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. A Korean War veteran, he was honorably discharged in 1956. He married the love of his life in 1958 and they raised seven children in Haverhill. He began his career at Western Electric, North Andover, as a machinist and retired 34 years. He enjoyed keeping up with current events, especially sports. He was an avid Red Sox, Bruins and Patriots fan. He loved to play cards and his game of choice was 45, also playing cribbage. He enjoyed his frequent trips to Foxwoods. Comeau traveled with his wife for many years, visiting Nova Scotia as well as sites within the United States. A man of strong faith, he was an active member of St. John the Baptist Church.

Surviving him are his children, Paula A. Gallant and her husband Eric J. of Haverhill; Elaine M. Comeau of Haverhill; Mary E. Mottram and her husband Stephen A. of Haverhill; Noreen C. Batal and her husband J. Michael of Plaistow, N.H.; Robert J. Comeau and his wife Laureta of Boston; Laurie S. Herchenroder and her husband Michael J. of Plaistow, N.H.; and David A. Comeau of Woodbridge, Virg.; 13 grandchildren, Michael and Kevin Gallant, Stephen and Jacob Mottram, Matthew and Joseph Batal, Rezart and Sara Comeau, Kirsten, Lauren and Mikey Herchenroder, Daniel Peterson and Dylan Comeau; brother, Philip Comeau and his wife Karlene of Hampton, N.H.; sister Lorraine Rouse and her husband John of Tacoma, Wash.; sister-in-law, Roberta Comeau of Haverhill; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Paul and Edward Comeau and sisters, Louise Walsh and Esther Tannian.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Thursday, July 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main St., Haverhill. Funeral services begin Friday morning at 9, from the funeral home, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, Lincoln Avenue, Haverhill. Burial follows in St. Josephs Cemetery, Hilldale Avenue, Haverhill. Donations may be made in his memory to Joslin Diabetes Foundation, 1 Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215.