Albert F. Feeley Jr passed away on November 1, 2015 in Wilmington NC after a brief illness with his family by his side.
He was born on January 9, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts and lived there until he was 18 years old when he enlisted into the US Air Force with his best friend Joseph “Joey” Munsey. He proudly served for 20 years and retired as a Tech. Sgt. He was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB, Griffiss AFB, Wilmington AFB, Charleston AFB, Aviano AFB (Italy) and served two tours of duty in Southeast Asian during the Vietnam War.
While in the Air Force he met his wife Margaret Maultsby Feeley of Columbus County NC, whom he was married to for 55 years. He leaves behind one son, Patrick (Kelley) Feeley of Manchester, NH and his daughter Carol Ann Feeley of Wilmington, NC and four grandchildren; Jack, Danielle, Gillian and Patrick of Manchester NH, three sisters in laws; Florine (Gene) Humphrey; Minnie (Jerry) Lunsford, Millie (Kenan) Maready and one brother in-law David Budner (Marietta, GA). He always reminded them that they came with the marriage license! He enjoyed seeing his nieces and nephews at family reunions and was known as Uncle Al the kiddies pal, fondly. Al is preceded by his mother Pauline Bertucelli Feeley, Sister Carol Ann Feeley, his dad Albert F. Feeley Sr. and his step-mother Marie Molton Feeley. He always spoke fondly of his Uncle Gerald (Alice) Feeley and Aunt Rita Connare, in-laws Milburn and Virginia Maultsby, Barbara Budner and Richard Roethlinger. Last but not least his beloved two dogs, Snoopy and Sammi.
Albert worked for the US Postal Services in Wilmington NC for 22 years. Upon his happy retirement and Margaret’s they spent there summers in Windham, New Hampshire and winters in Wilmington, North Carolina. Al loved going to his summer home and spending time with his friends; David, Wayne, John and Pat either at their home or at the little store every morning. He also leaves behind some wonderful friends in Wilmington that include Tony Karafas and The Neal’s that have become part of his family (Christmas officially started once we had our annual Christmas Eve Dinner together)!
Al was a member of the BPO Elks Lodge No. 532 since the 1980’s where he enjoyed meeting his friends to talk about everyday events. He especially enjoyed spending time with his good friend Glen Woods and assisting him with picking on Missy regularly as if it was their job!
Al lived his life as he wanted and he always made sure that his came family first, especially Margaret! He was opinionated, caring and loving. He had a rough exterior, but was a softy underneath it all. He always made sure that friends had someone to share the holidays with and was the first to invite them if not!
A military funeral will be held on November 12, 2015 at 2:00 at Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery 110 Montfort Landing Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
A celebration of life reception will be held on Sunday, November 15th from 2-4 at the Wilmington BPO Elks Lodge #532 5102 Oleander Drive Wilmington NC 28403.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099