Published in the July 23, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — Albert Newton Penta, affectionately known by his friends as “Big Al” and as “Pops” to his grandchildren, passed on July 21, 2015, surrounded by family and loved ones.
He is survived by his loving wife Constance Pelletier Penta; his children daughter Pamela Penta Murray of Fort Myers, Fla. and her children Nicholas and Jameson Murray; daughter Patrice Penta Glynn of Hampton, N.H. and her children Jennifer Glynn and Ashley Glynn O’Byrne; son Mark Penta and was predeceased by daughter Kymberly Penta Davidson, who is survived by her children Derek and Darren Davidson. Albert is also survived by his sister Jean Penta Kennan of Wells, Maine and predeceased by his brother Dr. Walter Penta of Portland, Maine. Albert is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Albert was born on Nov. 18, 1924 in Stoneham and lived with his wife Constance in Wakefield for the last 60 years. Albert was a graduate of Hebron Academy in Maine and Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He worked at Wakefield Engineering as a production manager.
“Big Al” had a big sense of humor and a big heart. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh. He always had a magic trick up his sleeve to show his grandchildren. Albert was very fond of the ponies, dogs and Las Vegas. He loved to take his daughters and grandchildren to Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods. Al was also an avid sports fan. He will always be remembered as a young guy with an old face and, as he embarks on his next great adventure, we will all remember that he “loves us more.” The funeral service will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St., Stoneham on Friday, July 24, at noon. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday morning prior to the service from 10 to noon.
Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.