OBITUARY: Alfred A. Ausiello, 80

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Alfred A. Ausiello, “Al”, age 80, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time Wilmington resident, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 16, 2022. Al was the beloved husband of 55 years to the late Lucille M. (Sabella) Ausiello, devoted father of Laura Piscatelli & her husband John of Marstons Mills, Andrea Manning of Reading, Al Ausiello & his wife Maria of Tyngsborough, and Jennifer Ausiello-Rosenthal & her husband Joshua of Rockville, MD. Loving “Grandpa” of Jaclyn Ventura & her husband Michael, Jessica Piscatelli, Brian and Sean Manning, Christopher and Nicholas Ausiello, Gabriella Rosenthal, and “Great Grandpa” of Angelina Ventura. Cherished son of the late Alfred A. and Eleanor F. (Higgins) Ausiello, dear brother of Eleanor Buckley & her husband Jim of Wilmington, the late William and the late John Ausiello, brother-in-law of the late Stephen Sabella. Al is the nephew of the late Elizabeth and Thomas Hanlon whom Al loved very much, and who played a big role in his life and were instrumental in his upbringing. Al is also the special uncle of several nieces and nephews.

Al was born on September 6, 1941, in Boston, MA, and grew up in Chelsea, MA. He attended Boston College High School followed by Boston College. In 1963, he married his beloved wife, Lucille. They lived in Chelsea until 1972, then moved to Wilmington, MA, where they remained until 2008. At this time, they relocated to Tewksbury, MA.

Al’s biggest joy in his life was his family. He loved Sunday family dinners, big holidays, and being with his children and grandchildren. He also relished when he was called upon to be the back-up meatball maker. When his grandchildren were younger, he and his late wife, Lucille, often cared for them. Al loved reading non-fiction books and listening to music and concerts loudly on his awesome sound system. Not one for small talk, Al preferred meaningful conversations about politics and other current events, as he was a deep thinker who was always pondering life’s purpose. The Jesuit education he received at both BC High and BC instilled a lifelong curiosity around religion and spirituality; Al was a man of faith. Demonstrating resilience after the loss of his wife, and active until the very end, Al frequently cooked eggplant parmesan and meatballs for the littlest member of the family, his great-granddaughter, Angelina, and attended his grandsons’ baseball and basketball games. He also enjoyed frequent dinners with his cherished sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Jim Buckley.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, June 21st at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alfred’s memory may be made to Save the Children at SavetheChildren.org. or mail your donation to 501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825.

To leave a condolence message for the family please visit our website at www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.

Alfred A. Ausiello

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