Marlborough – Alfred J. “Big Al” Daigle, 57, of Marlborough, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at UMass Medical Center after suffering a stroke.
He was born in New Brunswick, Canada, the son of Norbert J. and Norma M. (Landry) Daigle, and moved to Massachusetts in 1962. He was raised and educated in Waltham, a graduate of Waltham High School, class of 1979.
He worked at Delta Projects in Dedham and Needham for 27 years, and previously was employed at Walter E. Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham for 12 years.
Big Al enjoyed arranging and growing flowers, interior and exterior design, Marilyn Monroe, live music, vacationing in Provincetown, and was a proud member of the LGBTQ community. He would design incredible Halloween displays each year at his home that were so amazing people came from near and far just to enjoy them. He was always the life of the party!
He will be remembered for the kind, generous compassionate man that he was. Forever going out his way to help others, whether he knew them or not.
He leaves his parents, Norbert “Bert” and Norma “Daigle of Marlborough, with whom he lived, and his dog, Chi Chi LaRue, all of Marlborough. He also leaves many cousins, aunts, uncles, and close friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday, Feb. 16, from 5-8 p.m., in the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.CollinsFuneral.com), 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough. A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Following cremation, burial will be held in Canada.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong at https://www.ma-advocates.org.