Fenton, Alan

July 17th, 2009

fentonalanAlan E. Fenton, age 83, of Wilmington, died peacefully, Friday, July 17, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 15, 1925, in Winchester, MA, Alan was the dear son of the late Raymond and Mary (McMahon) Fenton. Alan grew up in Woburn, MA, and was a graduate of Woburn High School. Following graduation, Alan enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943, he served all over the Pacific and in the Phillipines aboard the USS Clay and USS Arethusa, Alan received many commendations for his service and was honorably discharged in April of 1946. Alan married Marilyn Lyons in 1948 and they celebrated over twenty-four years of marriage prior to her passing in December of 1972. Alan and Marilyn moved to Wilmington in 1950 and quickly became involved in the community. Alan was a member of the Wilmington V.F.W., American Legion, long-time member of the Wilmington Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, and one of the original members who built St. Dorothy’s Church.

Prior to retiring, Alan was self-employed as a builder, he constructed many homes in the Wilmington area. He and his wife, Marilyn started A & M Fenton Real Estate in Wilmington, Alan ran the company for many years, he helped many first time home buyers as well as sellers. Alan was a well respected Realtor and was a member of the National Realtors Association and the Massachusetts Board of Realtors. In his spare time, Alan loved to garden, go for long walks, and do anything outdoors. He will be remembered by family and friends as a hard worker, gentle and loving, a devoted family man, and a sharp dresser. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Alan was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Lyons) Fenton, devoted father of Philip A. Fenton, Sr. & his wife Pattie of Wilmington, and the late Dennis R. Fenton, loving “gramps” of Philip A. Fenton, Jr., & his wife Kerri, Lorilynn Gattineri & her husband Joseph, Michelle Fenton-Irving & her late husband William all of Wilmington, Rene Joy Fenton of Gold Hill, OR, and the late Jennifer Lee Fenton, great-grandfather of Tyler & Madison Fenton and Andrew & Nicholas Gattineri, dear brother of Norman Fenton and Marjorie Queenan both of Woburn, and the late Donald Fenton, Ramona Doiron, and Phyllis Kelley. Alan also leaves his friend Phyllis Squibb as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Monday, July 20th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Alan’s name may be made to Local Heroes, Inc., P. O. Box 536, Wilmington, MA 01887.


5 Entries in Guest Book for “Fenton, Alan”

  1. Maureen (Nash) Stevens says:

    I will miss you, “Mr. Fenton”. You were a great friend to my Dad.

  2. Ed & Doris Nash says:

    We considered Al as a family member.
    Our grandchildren called him “Uncle Al”
    We will miss him,as will all that knew him.

  3. Judson Miller says:

    Dear Phil, Pattie and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.

    With Deepest Sympathy.


  4. Karen Fenton says:

    I will always remember Al as the kindest man. He
    was a wonderful grandfather to my daughter Rene’.
    My sincere condolences to his family & friends back
    east. He will certainly be missed by many.

  5. Jim Lyons Jr says:

    I remember uncle Al as being a cheerful, happy , and often funny guy.
    He was very kind to kids and kids loved him. I also miss aunt Marilyn.
    My son Bobby has her old Guild guitar. He’d make her proud.
    Rest in peace uncle Al & Marilyn…I love you both

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