Albert S. Jackson Jr. - Dudley, Mass.

Albert S. Jackson Jr. - Dudley, Mass.

Albert S. “Big Al” Jackson Jr., 83, of Dudley, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, with his family at his side.

He leaves his wife of 56 years, Dorothy B. “Dot” (Brush) Jackson; two sons, Gilbert L. Jackson and his wife Gail of Webster and Gary B. Jackson and his wife Kristin of Bondsville; two grandsons, Erik Jackson and Matthew Bard and his wife Caitlin; a brother, Milton Jackson of Lebanon, Maine; a sister, Marilyn Cabral of Rumford, R.I.; and nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a grandson, Michael Bard and by a sister, Avis Jackson.

He was born and raised in Providence, a son of Albert S. Jackson, Sr. and Ethel (Gerlach) Jackson. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1948. He lived in Centredale, R.I., after his marriage, moving here in 1960.

He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jackson worked for Rowe Vending of Pawtucket, R.I., at Cranston Print Works Company in Webster for many years before he retired in 1993.

He enjoyed playing cribbage and horseshoes. He also played golf. His favorite teams were the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Bears. He had a great love for all animals.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Sitkowski & Malboeuf Funeral Home, 340 School St., Webster. Calling hours will be from 10 A.M. to noon Saturday in the funeral home.

Donations in his name may be made to either ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 (aspca.org) or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.