Alphonse Al H. DeDeurwaerder 80 of the Sixteen Acres Section of Springfield died unexpectedly Wednesday evening January 19, 2011. Born June 22, 1930 in the Hungry Hill Neighborhood of Springfield, he was the son of late Alfons and Amelia (Pio) DeDeurwaerder. Educated in city schools, he proudly served his for over 4 years, country during the Korean War as a member of the United State Air Force. Al was a sheet metal worker and a member of Local # 63, and was awarded his 60 year pin in 2008. He was a founding member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, he was an active communicant, was a member of its Men’s Club, had been active with the paper drives, was involved with the pool maintenance, and was a longtime usher and bingo worker which he truly loved. Al was also active in Union activities, having played Santa Claus at the Shriners Hospital Christmas Party for many years. Al also loved his trips to the casinos and was a member of Lil Talbot’s Travel Group.He was also a member of the Indian Orchard Post of the American Legion. He is survived by his loving wife Marjorie (Masucci) DeDeurwaerder, a son Mark P. DeDeurwaerder and his wife Sherrie of Agawam, cherished grandfather of Michael DeDeurwaerder, a sister Angelina LaRiviere and her husband Raymond of Southwick, a sister in law Joan Allard of Palmetto, FL also survived by several nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Sadly he was predeceased by his brother Andrew DeDeurwaerder.
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Funeral Services Celebrating his life will be Tuesday January 25, 2011 at 11 AM from the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:30 in St. Catherine of Siena Church Parker St. Springfield. Rites of Committal with Military Honors will follow in the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.