The Obit For Joe Sutherland

Alexander J. "Ace" Sutherland

Published in The Boston Globe from April 11 to April 12, 2012


SUTHERLAND, Alexander J. "Ace" 91, of Framingham, formerly of Brookline, died peacefully April 9 at the Carlyle Nursing Home in Framingham.

He was preceded in death by his father Alexander Sutherland (Scotland), mother Mary (O'Connell) Sutherland (Co. Clare, Ireland) and brother Leo Francis Sutherland of Brookline.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hazel F. (Rabeaux) Sutherland, formerly of New Iberia, La. Also his children Alexander J. Sutherland Jr. and companion Annette Quimby, of Stewart, Fla., Dean Sutherland and wife Terry of Framingham, Janet Michelin and husband Rich of Las Vegas, Nv. and Michelle Sutherland and husband James Daley of Framingham.

Also his grandchildren Nicole and Nolan Sutherland both of Boston, Jonathan Sutherland, wife Jessica and Patrick Sutherland all of New Hampshire, Rich Michelin of Las Vegas and Gabrielle and Beaux Daley of Framingham. And one great-granddaughter, Isabelle Sutherland of N.H.

Born and raised in Brookline, he attended Brookline High School where he excelled in athletics. He later became a member of Association of Professional Ball Players playing Short Stop for various clubs, including the Southern Baseball Association where he met his wife, Hazel.

He served in the Navy in WWII and left with an Honorable Discharge. He was an employee of the Town of Brookline, from which he retired, and also worked for the old Boston Arena in the Back Bay. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, former Chapter 111.

Service will be private by request of the family.

Donations in Alexander's memory can be made to Brookhaven Hospice,6 Beech St. Framingham,Ma.01702.