FRAMINGHAM – Albert M. Bratica, 95, of Ashland passed away July 10, 2021 after a period of declining health.
He was the son of the late Attilio and Josephine (Costella) Bratica, and the beloved husband of Margaret (Feccia) Bratica who died in 1997.
He grew up in Framingham, and was a graduate of Framingham High School.
He was a member of the United States Army from 1944 to 1946, serving oversees during active combat in World War II. He was later employed as a laborer for Local 609 and Guigli Construction for many years. In his free time, Albert loved spending time in his garden.
Albert was a loving father to his two sons, Albert Bratica, Jr. and David Bratica, who both predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his siblings, Raymond Bratica, Charles Bratica, Louise Croci, Florence Croci, Olivia Lee Bratica, and Attilio Bratica, Jr.
Albert is survived by Susan Bratica, wife of the late Albert Jr. and six grandchildren, Robyn Bratica of Milford, Garret Bratica of Ashland, Andrew Bratica of Somerville, Shauna Bratica of Ashland, Michael Laverdure of Milford, and Scott Laverdure of Winchendon, and five great grandchildren, Juliet Sullivan of Milford, Montanna Laverdure of Miami, FL, Evan Laverdure of Washington D.C., Scott Donald Laverdure of Winchendon, and Joslynn Laverdure of Winchendon.
A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverly Street in Framingham.
Burial will follow at the St. Tarcisius Cemetery on Winthrop Street in Framingham.
Calling hours are Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St., Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Veterans Association of America, Inc., P.O. Box 309 Audubon Station, New York, New York 10032-0309.