Alfred (Al) C. St. Onge died peacefully surrounded by his children on July 14, 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL at the age of 90.
Al is survived by his children Michael St. Onge and his wife Carol of Grafton, MA, Marion Bronner and her husband Mark of Belchertown, MA, David St. Onge and his wife Priscilla of Pepperell, MA, Brian St. Onge and his wife Jolene of Ware, MA, Charles Quinby and his wife Chrys of Cocoa, FL and Charlene Quinby of Ludlow, MA, his grandchildren Olivia Torocco, Eric St.Onge, Douglas Williams, Jeremy Bronner, Mark Bronner, Ryan St. Onge, Melissa St. Onge, Brett St. Onge, Jocelyn St. Onge, Christopher Quinby, Peter Quinby, Christina Quinby, Matthew Quinby, and Nicholas Quinby and 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters Therese Footit and Bernadette Moreau. He is preceded in death by his parents Rosaire and Oliva (Fontaine) St. Onge and his spouses Margaret St. Onge, Theresa St. Onge and Ruth St.Onge.
Al was born on April 17, 1925 in Ludlow, MA. He graduated from Springfield Trade High School and enlisted as an Air Corps Pilot in the Army Air Corps serving honorably in World War II. He worked at Springfield Technical Institute and was a pioneer in the field of Computer Science. This work became instrumental in the founding of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) where he taught Computer Science and was later to become the Department Chairman of Computer Science. Al was so well known and respected in his field, publishers and authors would submit their manuscripts to him for his critique before publication. In addition, he spearheaded the foundation of STCCs Continuing Education Program where he was responsible in developing programs for public safety personnel. He retired as Dean Emeritus of Continuing Education.
Service to his community was of paramount importance to Al who served many years as the Chairman of the Ware Finance Committee, the Chairman of the Ludlow Board of Assessors, the Democratic Town Committee. He was an active member in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Knights of Columbus, a long-time Assistant Scoutmaster, and was involved in numerous other civic organization. Before retiring, Al was an active and dedicated member of the former St. John the Baptist Church (now St. Elizabeth Parish) in Ludlow, MA.
In his private time, Al was never without a project, whether it involved landscaping, remodeling or homebuilding (having built several of his own homes) both before and after his retirement.
Funeral Services Celebrating Alfred’s life will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 9:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth, Hubbard St, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery, Center St, Ludlow, MA.