Retired Framingham Fire Lt. Albert Guerra, 83

FRAMINGHAM – Albert Guerra, 83, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019.

He was born to the late Vittorio and Corina (Casoni) Guerra July 18, 1935 in

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Valerie (Tosti) Guerra; daughter, Lynn Wilson and her husband, Dave of Arlington, MA; son, David Guerra and his wife, Megan of Bedford, NH; son, Peter Guerra and his wife, Sharon of Albuquerque, NM; nine grandchildren, Emma, Erik, Abby, Sophie, Nicolas, Roman, Mathew, Megan and Christopher; two sisters, Frances DeRuvo and Elena Rocheford; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mafalda, Muriel, Thelma, and Agnes.

Albert served his community of Framingham, MA for over 29 years
as a firefighter, reaching the rank of Lieutenant.

He was a sought-after carpenter and builder in the Framingham and Cape Cod area where he built many homes with his business partner and their
family-based crew.

Albert was also a proud member of US National Guard and was honorably discharged after many years of service and received a degree from Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA as a mechanical designer.

To the amazement of all around him, Albert built by hand an in-ground pool at his home, a 20’ cabin cruiser in which many enjoyed cruising with him around Cape Cod Bay and countless pieces of treasured furniture.

Albert loved playing and watching any sporting event and especially enjoyed ones where he could cheer on his children and then his grandchildren.

If you were friend or family of Al’s before 2013; when Alzheimer’s
began taking his personality, and eventually his life, you would have
known an honorable and giving man who took pleasure in helping
others with his skills and kindness.

For those of us that knew him, know that Albert would want you to enjoy your lives as he enjoyed his and, in lieu of flowers, to give what you can to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s ( or to The Cape Cod Alzheimer’s Family Support Center (

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his funeral Mass,
Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Saint Tarcisius Church in Framingham.

Burial will follow in Saint Tarcisius Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Norton Funeral Home, 53
Beech Street in Framingham.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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