Welcome to the home page of Alpha Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, located at 404 Concord Street in Framingham, Massachusetts.

We meet every 4th Monday, September through June

As a lodge of Freemasons, we are part of the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, an organization that is dedicated to the basic tenets of friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Alpha Lodge was formally constituted on November 13, 1876, and has been quietly serving the Framingham community since its inception. Part of our mission, and every Masonic lodge's mission, is to "make good men better" to serve our families, fraternity, faith, communities, and country. Alpha Lodge operates by charter under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts.

Inquire

The first step to becoming a Freemason, especially if you don't know any, is to get to know some of us. Becoming a Freemason is a very personal decision and is not a right fit for everyone. We want to get to know you to make sure Masonry is right for you, and you should get to know us to understand if we are the right lodge for you.

Engage

We meet once each month and start by sitting down together to share a meal. We spend time catching up but will often have a presentation or discussion of an educational, historical, or philosphical nature. While meetings are reserved for only those who are Freemasons, guests and visitors are warmly received for dinner, by invitation.

Ask

No one is asked to become a Freemason. This is not a society that has been privately selected by invitation only. Our Fraternity is built on free-minded men who seek out and ask to be made a Mason. Once you have gotten to know some of the members, ask for a petition. They will let you know if they think it is right for you and the right time to join.

Petition

Once you fill out your petition, you will be expected to give references to vouch for your character and values. This is one reason it is so important to get to know some of the members. After you have your petition submitted, several members will be assigned to your request and will meet with you to explore your interest and provide answer to any remaining questions.

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Brother, Alfred Grenier, to the solestial lodge above. Known as “Al” to everyone, of Marlborough, MA passed away unexpectedly at home at the age of 73. He was born and raised in Millbury, MA only child of Clara and Raymond H. Grenier.

Al is predeceased by father Raymond H. Grenier. He has left behind his loving wife Ernestine “Tina” of 46 years and his mother Clara E. Grenier, 99, who resides at Auburn Life Care in Auburn, MA as well as numerous cousins.

Al was a devoted and loving husband, son and friend to all.

He became a proud member of the Massachusetts Freemasons in 2005 starting out at Corinthian Lodge in Concord MA. In 2009 Al transferred to United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough, joined Alpha Lodge of Framingham in 2018 and remained an active member of both to present. He was a VERY enthusiastic participant and seldom missed a meeting. He served as a chaplain for his UB Lodge as well as the DD Grand Chaplain for the past 2 years. Al was an active member of Aleppo Shrine and Scottish Rite and especially loved traveling to different Lodges and Valleys across New England and beyond.

He was involved with the Boy Scouts America organization for nearly 50 years on all levels and was a very proud member of the Wood Badge Fox Patrol.

As a Veteran, Al served in the US Army from 1965-68 as a personnel specialist.  Since retiring 10 years ago from the retail world where he held roles in management, clerk supervision, loss preventions and sales, he enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his pet birds, making sure no neighborhood birds or squirrels went hungry, playing Canasta, and of course cruising. He was a great storyteller and jokester.

Given the current health concerns, there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of his life will be held once it is safe to do so at the United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough as we have much to celebrate! In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to any of the following as they were all near and dear to him.

  • *Springfield Hospital Shriners Transportation Fund
  • *Angel Fund (designated for United Brethren Lodge Angel Fund)
  • *American Heart Association
  • *Disabled American Veterans
  • *Relay For Life