Alvin L. Thurber, Jr.
PAWTUCKET - Alvin L. Thurber, Jr., 80, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley A. (Mutter) Thurber. A lifelong resident of Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Alvin L., Sr. and Maryann (Reek) Thurber.
Al was the proprietor of S & A Construction Co., Pawtucket for many years. He was an avid antique car collector; enjoyed participating in car shows, and was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America. Together with his son, Alvin, they built the worlds largest Monster Truck â€śGodzillaâ€ť. Al leaves a son, Alvin L. Thurber, III and his wife, Bethany; a daughter, Susan A. Thurber all of Pawtucket; three grandchildren, Melissa B. Thurber of North Providence, Kristen L. and Shirleyann Thurber both of Pawtucket; a brother, George F. Thurber of Pawtucket and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 195 Walcott St., Pawtucket. Interment will follow at Notre Dame Cemetery. VISITATION will be Monday 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396 will be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com