The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason has not answered to his name. It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and Brother, Roger W. Appell, to the solestial lodge above.
Beloved husband, father, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly on September 18, 2022 in Framingham, MA. Roger was born January 7, 1936 in Malden MA. He attended Melrose Public Schools and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT, class of ‘57.
Roger joined ROTC in 1953 when he entered MIT. Upon graduation, he started working for GE Sylvania on the Moby Dic project. The design had been frozen using discreet components and resulted in Moby Dic A and B on which he was a design engineer. His military service furthered from 1958 to 1966. He was assigned to Fort Monmouth and was put into the doctrine division for Moby Dic, the first militarized transportable computer. He served six months active duty and the next 7 ½ years as an active reservist in the army signal corps. He retired as first lieutenant.
The Master of Alpha Lodge will join the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and his suite of officers for a memorial remembering and honoring military veterans. The event will take place Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 10:00 AM aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts at 5 Water Street, Fall River, Massachusetts. Family and friends are welcome to attend with a member of the fraternity. Freemasons may order tickets on MassMasons.org.
The Fall Class is on Saturday, December 3, 2022, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Degrees will be shown from each of the four bodies, including the 4° and 32°. As with recent classes, we ask all current members to register for free using the link below. Blue Lodge Freemasons who are interested in joining should speak to the Master of Alpha Lodge as soon as possible.
Alpha Lodge is taking meal-plan subscriptions through PayPal. The meal plan offers a discounted rate for members and demonstrates a commitment to attending the stated communication for the year. In addition, meal plan subscribers will receive a small gift in token of our appreciation for their commitment.
The meal at Alpha Lodge is an important part of our nightly ceremony. Typically, a presentation is given or a discussion is encourage surrounding Masonic topics but is open to guests and friends of Alpha Lodge as well as any visiting member of the fraternity.
The traveling guide has made it to Alpha Lodge. It was acquired by Alpha Lodge in the Framingham Masonic Apartments on May 17, 2022.
Here you can see the District Deputy Grandmaster presenting the Award to RW. Douglas B. Freeman, Master of Alpha Lodge, assisted by RW. Alfred Canhoto, with RW. Paul Gaudet in the background.
As has been the tradition, the Freemasons commemorate "Flag Day" by participating in a parade. Representatives from the Framingham Freemasons continue the tradition
If you ever spot a Freemason and want to learn more about it, you should ask. Most Freemasons love to discuss the fraternity (so be forewarned, you may need an exit strategy).
by Marching in "Regalia," (the collars and aprons signify they are members of the lodge leadership.)
Alpha Lodge wishes to extend the invitation to all regular and upright Freemasons to attend the reception of
R.W. George F. Hamilton
Senior Grand Warden
Saturday, February 22, 2020
The Grand Lodge Building, 186 Tremont Street, Boston
Lodge Opens at 11:45 A.M.
Investiture of the Fellow Craft Degree
Greet the Grand Master at 2:00 PM
Grand Master will be received at 2:30 P.M.
Reception to follow.