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Leo Albert Obituary

1922 - 2005
Somersworth - Leo J. Albert, 82 of 21 Grand Street, died Saturday March 26, 2005 at Wentworth – Douglass Hospital, Dover after a period of declining health.

Leo was born in Pelletier Mills, NB Canada on May 22, 1922 and was the son of Arthur and Celina (Bouchard) Albert. At an early age he and his family moved to Sanford Maine and eventually to Lewiston Maine where he attended school.

Leo eventually moved to Somersworth where he spent most of his adult life. Mr. Albert was a veteran of WW II serving with the US Navy as a Gunner’s Mate on the USS Tetonkaha.

Prior to his retirement, Leo had been employed as an electrical foreman with Davidson Rubber Company with over 20 years of service.

Proud of his military service, Leo had been a long time member of the American Legion Post 69 of Somersworth.

Leo had a variety of interests; he loved sports and was a close follower of the New England Patriots. He loved the outdoors and in his earlier days enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling.

One of his fondness interests was to drive, when his health prevented that and he had to resign himself to a wheelchair, Leo could be seen around Somersworth on his motorized chair. At times he would leave his Grand Street home and head down to Wal-Mart. He was always seen at the High School Baseball practices. Last summer he had the opportunity to umpire a practice session behind 2nd base, in his wheelchair.

Leo always had a positive outlook through life; he will be truly missed by his children, grandchildren and friends.

Family members include his son Ricky Albert and his wife Donna of Rochester; two daughters, Linda Buchanan and her husband James of Bulverde, TX and Brenda Lapoint and her husband Daniel of Durham, Me. He leaves his grandchildren Michelle, Amy, Erin, Brandon, Celina and Katie. He leaves one sister Arlene Lambert of Dover.

He was predeceased by his brothers Raymond, Robert and Romeo Albert, a sister Regina and by his son, Stephen Albert who died in 1975.

Calling hours at Bernier Funeral Home 49 South Street Somersworth, will be on Thursday from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home at 4pm followed by American Legion Services conducted by Post 69 of Somersworth. Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Berwick, Maine.

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Published online on 3/28/2005.