Dad in his younger years.
Alfred Omar Groleau
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 26, 1931
  • Date of passing: Aug 5, 2015
When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Let the memory of Al be with us forever.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alfred Groleau, 84, born on June 26, 1931 and passed away on August 5, 2015. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Cathy Gabriel on 22nd September 2015

"I thank God that you were my Dad, I will cherish the memories I have of you forever.  You taught me so much, and I thank you for being there when I needed you.  You told me I had a backbone...only you and I know what that meant. You were an honest person, a giving person, an interesting person, and loving person, sometimes to a fault. I loved watching you play your guitar, especially with Gabe, and listening to you sing.  I loved hearing you say, "I love you too" at the end of a phone call.
I love you and miss you Dad!"

This tribute was added by Rachel Jenkins on 15th August 2015

"Uncle Al,

I'm so thankful you were part of my life, always felt nothing but love from you! I'll forever cherish the time we spent together in May. Love you!"

This tribute was added by ANTHONY MISURACA on 15th August 2015

"Papa i love you. You know nothing sticks out in my head more the the cabin trips we took, like the summer danny, steph, and candice ran in the house full of bees, or in the winter when danny left me in a hole (lol) you where always there for me no matter what something about you made people gravitate to you wanting to be close and i admire that. I know one thing everyone will remember is your stubborness because you passed it on to everyone along with a loving heart and i think thats how you will live on. I hope your winning the big jackpot up there!!! I love you"

This tribute was added by Lois Groleau on 13th August 2015

"Dad...its been a week since you left this world but we know you will always be with us. I had to take time to remember everything because I didn't want to forget anything. I remember when I was young how we would all go the drive in movies a lot...a six pack of pop hidden under the blanket in the back seat with us four always came to the car with a huge bucket of popcorn! I remember we always had some kind of steak cooked on the grill on Sunday, we went to the stock car races a lot. I remember you breaking you arm trying to show my uncles and his friends how to pole volt.  You were a loving father but you were also a very stern father. I remember sitting at the kitchen table until after midnight because I wouldn't eat my spinach. You finally asked if I was going to eat it or go to bed with a spanking...I chose the spanking. I absolutely loved watching you sing and play guitar..especially "White Lightning".
I used to brag to all my friends that my dad was a country star! In my eyes you will always be my star! You always showed us such fun times from teenage years to adulthood. Trips to Disneyland, Los Angeles,
The Ponderosa, San Francisco, southern California, Reno, Lake Tahoe, the State Fair, the flea markets, and oh yeah lets not forget the horse races...Cathy and I would give you our money to bet on our favorite horse! I did not have you as a full time dad through out my life but that never stopped the love between a dad and his daughter. I always heard an "I love you" before I hung up the phone. I will always love you dad and you will be with me always!"

This tribute was added by Daniel Groleau on 13th August 2015

I don't know what I wish I could tell you right now... one week ago today I watched you take your last breath, I and wish I didn't have to see that.. but I'm starting to fade that out and remember the 32 years of happiness you brought me! I remember everything papa! when I was little like Jacobs age I had no friends.... But you were mine, and I was yours! papa I can remember almost all memories! I can smell the campfires, I can remember most stories, even how the van smelled after camping all weekend! thanks for showing me how to be a painter in which i have my own company... I remember the .25 cents I used to get for every switch plate I had to remove, the masking I had to do EVEN the whole summer I had to work when I was 9 to earn a sega genesis! But you taught me how to earn things! I remember all the times you worked on the cutlass in the garage and I would help you, annoy you, or hand you a tool! only to get that car when I was 16! i remember all our trips to the nugget, or to Tahoe while leaving our campsite just cause ( well shit since were just over the hill wanna play some video games??) UHHHH YESSSS!!!!! i remember everything papa!!! only cause i truly, truly wouldn't have spent that time with anyone else!! ill never forget your laugh, smile, attitude, and your amazing blue eyes! ill never forget you and your spirit will forever be instilled in me! i promise ill show my kids everything, and take them everywhere we went cause I DO REMEMBER!"

This tribute was added by Katie Shepard on 11th August 2015

"Papa. You are so many things to so many people. To me you will always be the man who made me pancakes in the morning when ever I came to visit and took me to feed ducks at the river when I was younger. It's odd to know that I will never see you again, but you will always be in my heart. You were one of the sweetest people I have known and I will miss you.I love you."

This tribute was added by Daniel Groleau on 8th August 2015

"A piece of my foundation that built this structure is gone!
  Papa.... words can't explain the how much I love you! You  showed me how to be a real man, and to be a provider! As much as I am in agony knowing I'll never hear you say " hey geek how are ya!" And how much you love me! Thank you for all the lessons you've tought me! Be respectful, work hard, Don't be a piece of shit! And never give up! I will miss our special road trips, camping times, even all the the ass whoopins I got from you when you just wanted me to be correct.....    I promise to keep your spirit alive by showing my children all you have tought me.... I love you old man!  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"

This tribute was added by Candice Shepard on 8th August 2015

"Papa, I still can't believe I will never see you again. I will miss coming into a room and hearing you say "Hi Candy!", then getting a big hug and kiss from you. You so kind hearted, caring, full of love and happiness. I am so lucky that I got to call you my papa. My life is filled with memories of you, I can't articulate how much I will miss you. I love you, Papa."

This tribute was added by Charlene Scheitler on 8th August 2015

"Dad....I Love You...I was born on your birthday...I was your baby girl...then life changed for us....I was too little to understand....all I knew was my Daddy was gone....never understood why...and why I never got to see you....and when You did contact me...I was an hurting teenager not understanding....I am sorry...and was thrilled to finally meet you again at Cathy n Gabe's wedding!  You have always been in my heart and I love you! I cherish the time we did have together....I wish I could have one more hug from you Daddy and tell you I love you....until we met again..RIP Daddy...Love your baby girl Char"

This tribute was added by Mike Soto on 8th August 2015

"Uncle Al, I have nothing but fond memories of you as far back as I could remember. You were always so kind to grandma, grandpa and everyone else. I used to look forward to yours and aunt bonnie's visits. Even though I only saw you a couple times over the past few years due to unfortunate circumstances, I enjoyed our brief time together. I still remember you scared the shit outta me driving down the mountain in your van coming back from the casino many years ago. It was raining, snowing too I think but you handled that shit! Love you uncle and tell my grandma, grandpa, aunt pat and all our family members in heaven I love and miss them! Until we meet again, Rest in Peace."

This tribute was added by Pamela Swain on 8th August 2015

"Dad the memories I had with you will last me a lifetime,I thought of you often and I love you very much. I love you now and always .I will miss you until we meet again.RIP Daddy Love your daughter Pam."

This tribute was added by Dawn Shepard on 8th August 2015

"Dad I will be forever grateful to you for making my childhood full of love and adventures. You are the most generous person that I have had the privilege of knowing. Everyone who knew you was touched by your generosity in one way or another. It was an honor being your daughter and I will love you and miss you for the rest of my life."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Groleau on 7th August 2015

Gone but not ever forgotten. You left so suddenly and you took part of my heart with you. Through thick and thin, we always knew we belonged together and we will be together again. I miss you and I'll never let go of your memory. Rest in peace, I love you."

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