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Albert Anthony Ventresca


Albert Anthony Ventresca, 88, husband of Olive (Wright) Ventresca, passed away at home in Ipswich on February 2, 2020. 

Born in Chelsea June 9, 1931, he was the son of the late Anthony and Lillian (Malio) Ventresca, and raised in Revere. He graduated from Revere High School and went on to graduate from Norwich University in Vermont with a Bachelorís degree in Economics. He later obtained a Masterís degree in Education and also studied Electronics.

Al served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as a tank commander in Germany during the Korean War. Following his military service he worked at Stop & Shop, and eventually became a mathematics teacher in Revere and Newburyport, and retired from Whittier Vocational Technical High School. In later years he worked in electronics repair for Bell & Howell.

Al loved cars, both driving them and fixing them. He also loved reading and talking with his family and friends. He especially loved playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his beloved wife of sixty-eight years, he was the devoted father of Kathy (Brennan) Somadelis and her husband Michael of Oakton, VA, Donna Gilbreth and her husband Roy of Franklin, NH, Albert Ventresca II of Maui, HA, and Marie Mountain of Raymond, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren Nicholas, Melissa, Katie, Danielle, Robert, Daniel, and Ryan, and six great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Saturday May 2 at 11am with Military Honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home in Ipswich.

 

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