ALBERT MALAGRIFA Obituary (1933-2021) – Lynn, MA

MALAGRIFA, Albert G. “Mal” at the age of 88 from Lynn, died on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 after a long illness in the company of his loving family in the Kaplan Family Hospice House. Mal was the former director and assistant director of the Lynn Vocational and Technical Institute from 1980 to 2000. Prior to his reign as director and assistant director, Mal was the electrical teacher and counseling teacher. Prior to his career in education, Mal was a master craftsman and journeyman as an electrician at Local 103. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fitchburg State College. Al spent two years in the army and was honorably discharged. Mal was involved in the education of basketball and baseball all his life. Until his death, Mal was very active in the Lynn Vocational and Technical Alumni Association. Upon retirement, he directed the evening school program at Lynn Tech and served on the GLSS (Greater Lynn Senior Services) board of directors. Mal was also an usher at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Lynnfield. He was inducted into the Lynn Tech Hall of Fame due to Mal’s lifelong service and commitment to Lynn Tech and the Lynn Tech Annex Building was dedicated to his name in 2019. Albert was born on September 6, 1933 in East Boston to the late Giacinto Malagrifa and Theresa Fiorillo Malagrifa. He attended Charlestown High School, which he graduated with the 1952 class. Al was married to the late Theresa Lamorte Malagrifa for 60 years, with siblings Sabitino Malagrifa, Louis Malagrifa, Lena O’Neil, Lucia Malagrifa and Lucy Ferullo. Al leaves behind his two sons Richard and Steven Malagrifa; three grandchildren Amy Malagrifa, Sydney Merritt, and Ahleigha Malagrifa Perry; three great-grandchildren Bianca Corso and Isabelle and Caden Merritt. He also leaves two sisters, Olga Russo of Swampscott and Mary Walthousen of Santa Barbara, California. Albert will also be remembered by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Visiting Hours: Friends and family are invited to attend Mal’s Visitation at the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street, LYNN on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield. Please take another look after the fair. The funeral will follow in Swampscott Cemetery. Instead of flowers, donate to the LVTI Alumni Association, PO. Box 2142, Lynn, MA 01903. To share a reminder or provide online condolences, please visit Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, Lynn

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Published by Boston Globe November 14-15, 2021.

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