Alfred G. Cardinal, 86 went to be with his beloved wife of fifty six years, Jean and son Jeffery in Heaven on September 30, 2017. Alfred was born in North Adams on March 9, 1931 son of Alfred and Cecilia (Gordon) Cardinal. After high school Alfred went on to college where he received a degree and was in the ROTC program. After college Alfred served his country with the U.S. Army Reserves during the Korean War where he attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Alfred worked for thirty five years as an Assessment Assigning Engineer for the New England Telephone Company. Alfred was a member of the American Legion, enjoyed watching golf on TV and spending time with his family. One of Alfred’s favorite things to do was to meet up with his granddaughters for Thursday Date Night at the Barrington Brewery where the staff there treated him like family. Alfred’s wife, Jean (Plourde) Cardinal whom he married on October 20, 1956 predeceased him August 11, 2013. Alfred is survived by two daughters, Michelle Jones and husband Tom of Great Barrington and Deborah Frigon and husband Ed of Housatonic, five sons, Alan Cardinal and wife Sylvia of ME, Craig Cardinal and wife Cheryl of FL, John Cardinal of ME, Tom Cardinal and wife Debbie of FL and Brian Cardinal and wife Lisa of FL, nine grandchildren, Kara, Amanda, Jessica, Adam, Morgan, Sarah, Stephen, Michael and Kali, and six great grandchildren, Lily, Wyatt, Abigail, Matilyn, Azalea and Beckett. In addition to his wife Jean, Alfred was predeceased by his son Jeffery P. Cardinal.
Funeral Services for Alfred G. Cardinal will be held on Friday October 6 at 11:00 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230 with Rev. William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Great Barrington. Family will receive friends on Friday October 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Alfred’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.