Alphonse A. “Al” Marcoux, 86, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Trinity Health Care with his loving family by his side. He was the former husband of the late Bertha R. (Richard) Marcoux. Born in Woonsocket on September 19, 1925, he was the son of the late Alphonse A. and Alice C. (Gariepy) Marcoux. He was the loving father of Richard D. Marcoux and his wife, Helen, of Bellingham, and Denise E. Costello and her late husband, Joseph H., of Cumberland. He leaves his cherished grandchildren, Amy Martel and her husband, Matthew, Michael Marcoux, Steven Marcoux and his wife, Cassandra, and Barry Costello; and great-grandchildren, Jesse Marcoux and Adriana White. He was the brother of the late Pauline Paul.
A resident of Cumberland since 1994, formerly of North Smithfield from 1945 – 1989, and Woonsocket where he was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 1943 and attended Providence College. Along with his father, Al was co-owner and operator of Marcoux Bros. Chevrolet on Social Street in Woonsocket until the business was sold in 1968. He then went on to be a boat captain on several private yachts out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
He was a World War II United States Army Veteran and Ex P.O. W. captured during the Battle of the Bulge serving as an Infantryman with the 106th Infantry Division “Golden Lions,” 424th Regiment, Company A. He received the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Bronze Star and P.O.W. Medal. He was a member of the VFW of Forestdale, D.A.V. of Manville, and a member and Past Commander (1986-1987) of the Rhode Island Chapter of American Ex-P.O.W.’s Chapter 1. Al also was a volunteer at the Providence VA Hospital. Devoted to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at 9:00AM from CARTIER’S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM in Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Ave., Woonsocket. Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, June 12th from 5 to 8PM at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org To sign guest book www.cartiersfuneralhome.com