Albert Leon “Bud” Lemay, 82, a long-time resident of Framingham, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mary Ann Morse, in Natick, after a period of declining health.
Born December 5, 1931, in Fall River, he was the son of the late Louis P. Lemay and Blanche (Girouard) Lemay.
He was the husband of Mary Inez “Chickie” (Schrider) Lemay, with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on June 22, 2014.
He began his career in sales with IBM, leaving in 1966 to establish Romac and Associates, a staffing firm specializing in the placement of MIS and accounting professionals. He spent over 25 years in the recruiting industry, seeing Romac evolve into a national franchise operation.
He was an Army veteran, serving in the Central Intelligence Corps in Austria, post-World War II.
Raised in Nashua, New Hampshire, he attended Nashua High School, where he was captain of his baseball, basketball and football teams.
In 1996, he was inducted into the Nashua High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
He received a scholarship to Harvard College, where he played football for four years, and was named “All Collegiate” and “All New England." He graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Lemay was an avid sports fan, devoted to the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox. He was a long-standing member of Sudbury River Tennis Club, where he formed treasured friendships and was renowned for his foot-faults. He took up golf later in life, enjoying his Sunday mornings at Millwood with his foursome, promising to quit after every round.
He was a founding member of the Danforth Museum of Art, a lifetime member of the Framingham History Center, and was a volunteer at the Framingham Union Hospital for many years. He was a faithful parishioner of St. Bridget’s Church for more than 50 years.
He considered his grandchildren his greatest gift. Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Linda Lemay and Ray Williams of Framingham; a son and daughter-in-law, Nancy (Zimmer) and Peter S. Lemay of Brookline, NH; a sister, Lorraine Prestipino of Milford, NH; five beloved grandchildren, Ryan, Jared and Michelene Lemay of Brookline, NH, and Lara and Jack Williams of Framingham; several adored nieces and nephews; and the Silver Station, past and present. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis P. Lemay, Jr., his sister, Constance Lemay Bourn, his nephew David Bourn, and his “niece” Lori (Kroll) Bourn.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 23 from 5-8 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech Street, Framingham.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Tuesday, June 24, at St. Bridget’s Church, 830 Worcester Road, Route 9, Framingham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lori Bourn Memorial Fund, to benefit her children, c/o Clinton Savings Bank, 231 W Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583, or to Danforth Art, 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702.