He was the loving husband of Sheila C. (Halloran) Nau who predeceased him in 1998.
Born in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of Albert J. Nau Sr. and Bessie Eileen (Wyatt) Nau. He graduated from Cambridge High and Latin, Class of 1947, the Centennial class that was held in Harvard College Yard.
He enlisted in the US Air Force in November 1950 and spent two and a half years in the Far East in the 511th Aircraft and Warning Group.
Nau worked for the US Postal Service briefly and then joined the Framingham Police Department in 1959 and retired in 1991 after 32 years of service.
He also worked at the ADESA auction for (10) years up until 2011.
He is survived by two sons and two daughters. Albert T. Nau of Milford and his wife Carol; Julia A. Nau of Northborough and her wife Christine Pecevich; Daniel S. Nau of Warren and his wife Debi; and Elizabeth C. Nau of West Bridgewater. He is also survived by his sister Claire (Nau) Gay of Nashua, NH, a brother-in-law Robert Bavota of Wilmington and his sisters in-law, Nancy Campbell of Chelmsford and Rita Clark of Sudbury. He was the brother of the late Elizabeth (Nau) Conroy of Arlington and Barbara (Nau) Bavota of Wilmington. He was also the brother-in-law of the late Richard Conroy, John Campbell, Norman Gay and Robert Clark.
Nau is survived by five grandchildren; Timothy Nau of Uxbridge, Rebecca Nau of Hopedale, Amber Wingert of Warren, Christopher Nau of Warren, and Matthew Nau of West Bridgewater, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Nau got his pilot’s license in 1988 and owned his own plane.
He and Sheila loved to fly to the Cape and Keene New Hampshire.
He was a member of the Disabled Vets of America, Natick Post, VFW, American Legion and other veterans’ organizations.
Visiting hours are at the Norton Funeral Home, Sunday September 17, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Monday September 18, at 9 a.m. from the Norton Funeral Home, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. George Church, 75 School St., Framingham.
Burial will follow at Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Al’s name to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.