Never Forgotten...Forever Loved

Obituary for Jean S. Albert

Jean S. Albert, 90, of Farmington, CT,
passed away peacefully on March 28, 2013 after a long illness.
He is survived by Yvette (Bouchard), his wife of 62 years, his children,
Theresa Nadolny of Pittsboro, NC, Joan Albert of Plainville,
Charles Albert of Enfield, John Albert of Edwards, Colorado
and Michelle Elsasser of Denver, Colorado; his daughter- and sons-in-law,
Kara Albert, Richard Nadolny and Jamie Elsasser.
His six grandchildren – Colleen and Raymond Barry, Kathleen Bevivino,
Ryan Albert, Max Elsasser and Bowdin Albert - will miss their “pepere”.
Jean was a devoted family man. Born into a boisterous and
happy family of 10 brothers and sisters, he often entertained his own children
with stories of his family’s hilarious adventures in his boyhood town of St. Agatha,
Maine and of his beloved parents, Felix and Azilda (Michaud) Albert.
He will be missed by his surviving sisters - Franciose Sirois of Madawaska, Maine,
Margaret Lapine of Hartford - and his brother, Roger Albert of Toms River, NJ –
and by his large extended family of sisters
and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

After serving with the Marines in WWII, Jean and his wife moved to Connecticut,
settling in Plainville where they raised their family.
An inspector with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Southington for 30 years,
Jean was also a letter carrier with the Plainville Post Office,
following in his own father’s footsteps.

A devout Catholic, Jean and his family were longtime parishioners of
Our Lady of Mercy in Plainville.

He was a member of the local Knights of Columbus and
enjoyed the fellowship and camaraderie of the group.

During his retirement years, Jean was a proud supporter of
The Plainville Community Pantry,
working diligently and joyfully with other volunteers to stock
the pantry shelves and serve the area poor.
He worked tirelessly for his community, his church and his family.

He was a friend to all and a gentleman to the very end.

Jean was an avid and loyal Patriots and Red Sox fan.
He was a firm believer that well-done beef was beef well-done.
He absolutely loved playing cards and cribbage with family
and friends and did so as often has he could.
His laughter was as contagious as it was spontaneous.
He believed that he could fix ANYTHING himself-
all that was needed was the good sense
that God gave him… and maybe a piece of tinfoil and a bobby pin.
He approached life with the innocent wonder of a child
and appreciated every experience
he had in this world. As he leaves this life, we can almost
hear him say, “Boy, that was fun.”

Funeral services for Mr. Albert will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
from the Bailey Funeral Home 48 Broad Street in Plainville to
St. Gregory Church in Bristol for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m.

Rites of Committal followed by military honors will be in
St. Joseph Cemetery in Plainville.
Family and friends may gather at the funeral home on
Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donations to be made to
The Plainville Community Pantry 54 South Canal St.
P.O. Box 233 Plainville, CT 06062.

And during the next blood drive,
consider donating a pint in honor of Jean’s memory.

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