Albert J. Gravel, Jr.


Albert J. Gravel, Jr., age 71, of Elmwood Park, NJ passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  Born and raised in Waterbury, CT, he resided most of his life in Elmwood Park.  Mr. Gravel proudly served with the Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of St. Peter R.C. Church in Monticello, NY and St. Anne R.C. Church in Fair Lawn.  Al enjoyed traveling.

Prior to retiring, he was a carpenter with Garden Homes in Elmwood Park.

Loving father of Mark Gravel and wife Laura, Mary-Ellen Cavanaugh, Gregory Gravel and wife Lisa, Allison Gravel and Jessica Gravel Kekovski and husband Michael.  Cherished grandfather of Riley, Sam, Michael, Mary-Grace, Lyndsey, Kaylee, Mason and Maurice.  Dear brother of Arlene Begnal and husband Marty, Dorothy Beaulieu and husband Richie, Paul Gravel and wife Chris, and Doreen Folio and husband Joe.  Devoted partner of Mary Boguszewicz.  Dear spouse of the late Carol (DePadova) Tundo-Gravel.  He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, February 21, 2020, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:30 am at St. Anne R.C. Church, 15-05 St. Anne Street, Fair Lawn, NJ.  Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Albert may be made on line at or in person to the East Orange VA Medical Center, 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ 07018.

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Uncle Albert, times fly, it was just yesterday we enjoyed fishing at the lake, going to hot spots for pickeral, heading back home after fishing for eels and a bucket full of eels fell over in the back of the station wagon. Cant make this stuff up. Working all night putting down floors overnight. Throwing m80s out the window of your work van as we went to do a job. You lived life to the fullest with a laugh and a smile, my God Bless you and your family, on to the next great adventure!! God Speed!!
Robert Bugnacki
Paul & Allison, so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to meet Al. I remember his warm eyes (which Allison also has) and am surrounded by his beautiful handiwork every day. Sorry I could not be at services. I made a donation to the East Orange VA Medical Center in memory and in honor of Al.
Karen Leon
Ellen, We are all so very sorry for your loss. A Donation to East Orange VA Medical Center will be made in your Father's Memory. Love, The Entire team at MES
Municipal Emergency Services Inc
Dear Allison and Family; Thinking of you with sympathy. A donation to East Orange VA Medical Center will be made in your Father's memory. Love, The Gallardo Family
Anne Marie Gallardo
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