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“Please accept my condolences on the death of Father Azrak. I was a Stigmatine confrere for fourteen years. While we did not always see eye-to-eye on...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Pius Murray - Somersworth, NH

“We will always remember our times with Father Al at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. We will especially remember the special service he would hold on...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Dr. Louis A and Catherine Censullo - NY

“To Kay and Barbara, their families and the entire Stigmatine Community I offer my sincere condolences on the passing into Eternal Life of their...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Shirley Moon-Lemay - Pawtucket, RI

“I will always remember Father Albert from St. Basil The Great Parish in Central Falls, RI where he grew up. He was several years older than me and...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Azar - Warwick, RI - Friend

“I'm so sorry for your loss. May his Memory Be Eternal ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kimberly Scholz - Central Falls, RI

“Like many others from Mllford on here, father Al was instrumental in organizing CYC. He made my teen years memorable! As others have said before me...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Faith Canali - Worcester, MA

“I am sorry for the loss of Father Al. He has always been like family to my Hajjar family. We always heard stories of my dad William Hajjar going to...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Christine Marshall - Sherrill, NY

“I am sorry for the loss of Father Al. He has always been like family to my Hajjar family. We always heard stories of my dad William Hajjar going to...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Christine Marshall - Sherrill, NY

“Fr. Al was my priest, teacher, and friend.Some of my most precious memories of growing up in Milford were because of him, especially involving the...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: D.J. Diomedes - Alta Loma, CA

“Sorry to hear that Father Al has passed.I knew him as a young girlThen when I became a young woman we became friends.He was a wonderful person. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Speroni - Hopedale, MA

“Dear family of Father Azrak,Our sincere deepest sympathy.Father Azrak was our CYC leader, back in 1961-1962,when my classmate, and now husband...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Fornaciari - Milford, MA

“RIP Father Azarak I was a pupil at Sacred Heart and we all loved you ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Guido-Doherty - Milford, MA

“My condolences to his family and friends.I have fond memories of his compassion.Rest in Peace, Father Azrak. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Dick Sharp - Milford

“My most sincere condolences to Fr. Azrak's family. Fr Azrak organized a fabulous CYC in Milford, MA during the middle to late 60's. He was the main...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Tieuli-Gala - Fort Myers, FL

“I am heartbroken by this news. My Mom (Babe) was his cook at the Rectory at Sacred Heart. Not only was Fr Al our spiritual leader he was also our...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Angela Warren - Milford, MA

“Condolences to the Family of Father Azrak. May he Rest In Peace. He was very welcoming when My Family joined the Parish. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Torrance Akinsanya - White Plains, NY


Framingham – Reverend Albert G. Azrak, C.S.S., a resident at Saint Patrick's Manor, was born to eternal life on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. He was 87 years old.

Father Al was born on April 24, 1932 in Central Falls, Rhode Island to the late Nahim and Eva (Shaccal) Azrak. After graduating from Central Falls High School he entered the Stigmatine Minor Seminary in Waltham, Massachusetts and went on to study at the Catholic University of America.

He began his journey to the priesthood on September 16, 1951 when he entered the Stigmatine Order, and professed his first vows on June 22, 1954. His perpetual profession came three years later on June 22, 1957 and he was ordained on June 4, 1960 at Saint Peter's Church in Cambridge by Bishop Thomas Riley. From that day onward he lived to serve the Lord with faith and humility.

Father Al was a proud and devoted member of the Stigmatine community and had the capacity to develop lasting friendships with many people. He served a multitude of communities and always did so with humility and grace. He served as the Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Milford and at Holy Family Parish in Lynn. He was also the Coordinator of Works and later director and administrator of the Espousal Retreat House in Waltham and at Camp Elm Bank in Wellesley.

Until his retirement in 2012 he was the pastor of Mount Carmel Parish in White Plains, New York where he served for eighteen years and before that he was the pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Milford for sixteen years. He retired to the Saint Joseph's Hall at the Stigmatine residence in Waltham before moving to Framingham.

He will always be remembered for his kindness and gentle nature, and of course his wonderful self-deprecating sense of humor. He was an able administrator and he loved to travel both throughout the United States and abroad. He had clear opinions and enjoyed lively discussion and never shied away from a vigorous debate on a variety of topics. He was truly a humble person and personally lived a simple life.

In addition to his parents, Father Azrak is reunited in Heaven with his brother, the late George Azrak.

He leaves his sisters, Catherine Kando and Barbara Colicchio, many nieces, nephews and their families and his confrère's in the Stigmatine Community.

Due to the ongoing health crisis around the world and in our community, Father Al's family will gather privately for his committal service in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Milford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Stigmatine Fathers and Brothers, 123 William Street, West Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

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