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Alan, Rita, and Lloyd.  1969 “Alan was a great man, husband, and father. I am his nephew and although I didn't get to visit Rita, Steven and him much because of distance, it was...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Matthew Burr - Boiling Springs, PA

“My sincere condolences to the Hoey Family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Monica Jangro

“Al was a good man full of integrity and class. The dignified way he lived his life was a joy to experience and by the way the man could putt. Rest in...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Mike Sico - Friend

Alan with his newborn son Steven in 1971 “My Dad taught me the meaning of words like integrity, kindness, friendship, love, and respect. He also taught me every shortcut and back road in...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Steve Hoey - Somerville, MA - Son

“We have lost a valuable and loving member of our family. He will be sorely missed, but will be fondly remembered for his kindness,generosity,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Vincent Parziale - CORP CHRISTI, TX

“Al was a lovely person and will be missed. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas and Janet Smith - FL

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John H. Gately, John W. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

Alan Hoey, age 84, of Wakefield, died peacefully October 24, 2019,
from complications due to acute myeloid leukemia, surrounded by his
loving wife of fifty-eight years, Rita (Parziale) Hoey, and his
son, Steven Alan Hoey, of Somerville.

Al was born in Winthrop in 1935 to Lloyd Francis Hoey and Dorothea
(Schueler) Hoey, but did most of his growing up on Upham Street in
Melrose. After attending Melrose High School, Kimball Union
Academy, and St. Lawrence University, Al began work selling
printing supplies and equipment for Chemco Photoproducts Company.
He steadily expanded his territory and responsibilities, and
remained with the company after it was bought by Konica Imaging. He
retired after more than forty years of service, having received
many honors and accolades for his sales to printers, magazines, and
newspapers throughout New England. Al was a lifelong fan of all
sports, but had a special place in his heart for the Boston Red Sox
and the Boston Bruins. He was also an avid golfer, and longtime
active member of Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. He touched
everyone he met with his kindness, and leaves behind many
heartbroken friends and relatives.

In addition to his wife and son, Al is survived by his sister Lois
(Hoey) Burr, of Carlisle, PA; his brother-in-law Vincent A.
Parziale, of Padre Island, TX; his sister-in-law Cheryl (Moulaison)
Parziale, of West Barnstable, MA (wife of the late John J.
Parziale); his sister-in-law Shirley (Ladner) Parziale of
Blackstone, MA (wife of the late Gerard T. Parziale); and by their
many children and grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home 79 W. Foster St. in Melrose on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM.
Relatives And friends are respectively invited to attend. Funeral services and burial will be private

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the
Hematology/Oncology Program at Tufts Medical Center 800 Washington St #231; Boston ,MA 02111